Founder,Adventure Leader & Breathwork instructor
Tatiana is a woman with a beautiful vision that encompasses her passion for being in nature and challenging herself to be a better person. She has always been drawn to being in the great outdoors and has an adventurous spirit. She strives to inspire others to find that same connection with nature that enables them to find balance within.
Tatiana’s dream is to create a community of women, that come together to challenge themselves and be part of something within nature. She truly believes that challenge is important for self-development and loves sharing these experiences with others.
The concept of Arcadia Women Adventures was born from her desire to encourage women to be inspired and empowered by adventure and connecting to the great outdoors. Her focus is to introduce you to something different, to new landscapes, new adventures, to connect with like-minded community and to have fun through exploration of the self in the natural world around you and by stepping out of your comfort zone.
The seed of Arcadia Women Adventures started at the beautiful Wild Mountains Environment Centre. Wild Mountains has been close to Tatiana’s heart since day one and she hopes to share this with others so they too can fall in love and take a piece of this place with them. This is the perfect venue for us to gather and share this deep experience of Wild Mountains Escape with one another.
Katie is a passionate yoga teacher, who has been inspired by many great teachers. Her practice and teaching style honours Ancient Wisdom and follows the Sivananda Lineage. With an emphasis on embodiment through an awareness-based practice. This is a practice to suit everybody and will help you to cultivate a sense of connection to yourself, each other and the land we practice upon.
Katie strongly believes that when women come together great healing can occur on both an individual and collective level. She is inspired to share from her own experiences to empower women to reclaim themselves in a supportive environment. Her intention is to create an atmosphere of ritual and sacredness that honours the wisdom traditions and lineage of yoga that helps each of us remember who we are.
She resonates with Tatiana’s vision of Wild Mountains Escape, of like-minded women connecting in nature and challenging themselves beyond their everyday limits. When we meet challenges together, we can transform together.
Karina is an ultimate lover of life and is always seeking ways to make the most out of life. When Karina found Arcadia Women's Adventures, she was craving more time in nature while connecting with other women. Karina first attended a community hike and was hooked. Having now attended many hikes and been involved with the Arcadia Advanced Adventurers program, Karina is immensely enthusiastic to be welcoming other women into this incredible community by leading the community hikes up in the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas.
Karina is also an immensely passionate and dedicated yoga teacher. She is a friendly, calming soul that provides space for everyone of all levels to meet themselves exactly as they are on their mat.
Having first discovered yoga during competitive CrossFit days in 2016, yoga was very much a physical practice and a way to support her body during high level training. Her practice evolved to holding her through complete burn-out, a few other life challenges and now remains a daily sanctuary.
As a Master teacher, Karina finds she naturally ends up teaching everything she loves. She completed her 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher training in 2020 and found her yoga teaching voice quickly. Now, having added Yin Yoga training, 200-hour Instinctive Meditation Teacher Training into her repertoire, she finds her practice and teaching taking a calmer, softer approach to what it once was.
Karina feels it is extremely important to provide time for deep listening and deep nourishment. As evident in her journey, she's had to find moments of slowing down and she teaches from that place. In a class with Karina, you will always feel welcomed to have a conversation with your body, to listen and honor exactly how it feels- even if that means doing a pose that feels more suitable to your unique body make-up.
During each class, Karina teaches from an intuitive space, feeling into the needs of the room and allowing the shapes and the experience to cater to all levels of experience. Her hope is that for a brief moment you can let go of what the shape looks like, and instead tune into the experience of how it feels in your body.
When Karina isn't teaching yoga or out on an adventure, you'll find her getting her craft-on with pottery, sewing or painting and she finds a sense of joy when sharing these art and craft practices at some of the Arcadia Retreats.
Lifestyle & Adventure photographer
Lauren is a passionate photographer, based in Queensland, but is very rarely found at home.
Lauren grew up around passionate photographers. She recalls her Grandad returning from long trips around Australia with rolls and rolls of film to develop. The excitement of picking up the developed photographs and listening to his stories of travel and adventure continue to inspire Lauren to preserve modern stories of love and adventure.
While Lauren enjoys capturing special families and stories of love through wedding and family photography, Lauren's real passion is being outdoors with her camera.
Working a busy corporate job, Lauren spends her downtime in nature, forever seeking adventure. Lauren is inspired by tales of adventure and seeing people achieve things they never thought possible. Lauren is incredibly excited to be working with Arcadia Women Adventures to capture the highs (and lows!) of those brave enough to challenge themselves to adventure beyond what they thought was possible.
Lauren also has extensive experience working directly with cycling teams, covering large national and international events, and has the passion and skill it takes to capture the drama and stories of this incredible sport. Lauren has worked directly with Australian publications for the review and release of new bikes, AusCycling, and many other cycling brands.
Wedding photography may seem far removed from cycling and adventure photography, but after being trusted to photograph weddings for friends, Lauren developed a passion for experiencing the love and connection that is shared on these special days.
Lauren believes in understanding the lives and stories of humans, and making people feel comfortable when having their story preserved forever.
Above all, Lauren gets very excited when projects allow her to meet new people and travel to new places.
Zenthai Shiatsu massage therapist & yoga teacher
Abhi (Alyce Musk) brings an unwavering presence to her Zenthai sessions. With curiosity and a deep receptive quality of touch, she supports unfixating the bodies tensions and concerns with this movement based therapy, whilst listening to understand causes beneath the surface. Carrying a playful nature and a generous laugh, Abhi builds easeful relationships with all her clients and students to support their journey and questions. As well as treating with Zenthai, she facilitates trainings to learn this therapy at it’s home base in Mt Ninderry on the Sunshine Coast and other locations throughout SEQ. Abhi Jyoti was the name gifted by her teacher Yogirishi Vishvektu meaning Fearless Light.
“There is nothing to fix in a Zenthai session, my intention is to give complete love to what is real and alive for my clients at the time, and offer possibility, potential and curiosity for new ways of moving, thinking, seeing and being.
What does the poetry of 5 element theory, the precision of Zen Shiatsu and the unbridled nature of Thai massage have to offer you? I welcome you to come dance with me.”