Community Workshops

During March, the celebration of Camp Glenorchy’s opening continues with a series of fun and inspiring free community workshops, many led by locals, in the newly-created Homestead Building.


Boom Shiva Workshop with Ben Dessard + Marleen Kemper

Sunday 4 March

9:00am – 10:30am


Join Ben and Marleen for a unique, fun, and interactive Breakfast Experience!

Re-discover your morning ritual of self-nourishment. Learn how to create a super-healthy and mega-delicious breakfast as a gateway to vibrant energy and optimal health.

Boom Shiva’s mission is powerfully simple; to create transformation through breakfast nutrition - what, when and how we eat. 

This free workshop includes breakfast, and is limited to 25 participants, so get in quick to book your spot with


image2About Boom Shiva

Boom Shiva is a fusion-explosion of two opposite and complementary forces; Ben and Marleen. Ben, a former semi-pro soccer player from France with a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology from UT Austin, brings the scientific, performance-driven energy that seeks optimal health.

Marleen, as a creative and intuitive plant-based Chef, brings the balancing and comforting Yin energy that finds contentment and happiness in the simple pleasures of life.

Together, they create a unique and inspiring duo.


Homegrown Glenorchy with Caro Rennebeck

Sunday 4 March

10:30am – 11:30am


Caro’s informative, educational and enthralling workshop focuses on herbs and herbal teas.

  • Herbs – how to harvest, dry and store your homegrown herbs

  • Herbal teas – their fantastic properties and how to bring them into your life


About Caro Rennebeck

“Around eight years ago, a natural path to grow organic food opened up a whole new world to me and blessed me with its magic; since then I have been creating and working in and with nature.”


image4Caro says it’s a daily pleasure to put her hands in soil, listen to her garden’s needs and help others to understand the magic of gardening. Next to providing us with essential and nutritious food, a garden blesses the gardener with intuitive knowledge about the connection between plants, humans and the cycle of life. “Homegrown Glenorchy reflects what is most dear to me....bountiful and flavoursome life, food and positive growth....welcome and happy growing!”



No fuss, fast and fresh food to share with Debbie Crompton


12:00pm – 2:00pm


In this cooking demonstration Debbie Crompton, General Manager of Mrs Woolly’s General Store, shares her passion for healthy wholefoods that are easy to cook, appealing for the whole family and won’t break the bank.

  • This cooking demonstration will take place in the new Homestead Building kitchen and dining room


Pilates workshop with Emma Ferris

Tuesday 20 March

7:00pm – 8:00pm


Come join local Physiotherapist, breathing coach and Pilates teacher, Emma Ferris, for an hour of movement and relaxation. Emma will be teaching a one hour Pilates class to help relieve tight muscles and reset the mind and body. Come in comfy clothes that allow you to move; spaces are limited to 15 people.


image3About Emma Ferris

Emma is the trailblazer behind The Butterfly Effect. She is a wellness architect, a breathing geek and someone who is truly, madly, deeply committed to teaching the world to breathe effectively. Emma is the creator of The Big Exhale online breathing course, a public speaker, an acupuncturist, a Pilates instructor and a registered physiotherapist with over 12 years’ clinical experience



Meditation workshop with Fiona McQueen 

Wednesday 28 March

6:00pm – 7:30pm


Meditation can be hugely beneficial for stress-relief and exploring spirituality.

This workshop is aimed at those people who are interested in developing their own meditation practice and would like to know how to start. It's also for those who have enjoyed meditation already and are seeking to extend their practice. There will be a general introduction followed by a brief period of chanting. Then simple pranayama (breathing) exercises will follow and a relaxation process to quieten and centre the mind.

Then a guided meditation will be used to lead into a period of stillness. Please bring a cushion. Some blankets will be provided but you may prefer to bring your own.



About Fiona McQueen

Fiona McQueen is a medical doctor and also a Reiki master and author. She has had a lifelong interest in Eastern philosophy, yoga and mysticism as well as Christianity.  She practices meditation daily.


Yoga workshops with Sarsha Hood and Lisa Reid… details and dates to follow soon


Spaces are limited, so to sign-up for any of these free Glenorchy community workshops, or for any enquiries, please contact Fiona McArthur on or call 027 220 1060.

We’d also love to hear from you if you have a workshop idea for March, or in the future.

We look forward to welcoming you to Camp Glenorchy soon!




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