Hi, my name is Lee Couch
l am a proud First Nations woman from the Gamilaroi Tribe, Northern NSW, born and raised on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation.
I am driven by a deep passion and desire to teach and help others to heal and live a more joyful and meaningful life. l have developed a range of different programs and workshops, and individual sessions to guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you on your path. My service offers a supportive approach to facilitate and inspire change and offers no discrimination. My gifts are open for all to enjoy.
My Services Include:
Dadirri, Earth Mindfulness
Being mindful is a gift, a conscious way to live your life and the benefits are endless! Learn the discipline of mindfulness through a range of various classes and techniques including Dadirri Aboriginal meditation & Aquatic Mindfulness guided by an experienced Mindfulness Coach.
Access Consciousness is a different point of view about life. It allows you to change anything you cannot change and create everything you desire in a different and easier way. The aim of Access is to create a world of consciousness and oneness.
Regression Therapy ultimately brings you to the truth of your being, the truth of who and what you really are, which can only be experienced when limiting thoughts and beliefs from the past are no longer part of the equation.
Earth Mindfulness & movement Retreat- Wayapa Wuurrk
Give yourself a well deserved break. Your Retreat involves relaxation,meditation, yoga session, essential oils workshop & a healthily & nutritional lunch.
The Art Of Listening- Winagar Gurru
Winagar gurru translates to listening deep. We listen to the stories of our elders, our land, our people, and ourselves. We listen to each other. Winagar Gurru offers a new approach to healing by providing an interactive session through cultural meditation and art.
Often parenting can be stressful for our families, we want to encourage more fun, easy and joy with our gunidjarr (mother) and birralii (child) through an Aquatics Mindfulness program developed to assist parents/ carers to connect with their child through mindfulness activities and play.
Ngamilmali Maarumali translates to teach, heal. It is recognized as a Health & Wellness program based on Indigenous knowledge and concepts that weaves Dadirri , listening deep, Meditation and Wayapa Wuurrk a unique mind and body practice with traditional movement similar to yoga. The program also features Aboriginal language, shares Aboriginal culture and supports sustainability learning. The content is delivered in a contemporary style that allows culture to be visible again. It encourages students to develop a deep appreciation for Country.
Dadirri is founded by Aunty Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann -NT as an Ancient Mindfulness tradition. The understanding of Dadirri is deep listening to the earth, self, and one another, which provides a basic process for a mindful reflection practice. (We-al-Li)
Wayapa is an Indigenous physical movement that combines narrative meditation to create a mind, body, spirit well being. Wayapa Wuurrk translates to Connect Country in the languages of the Maara and Gunnai Peoples. Wayapa is founded by Jamie Marloo Thomas and Sara Jones.
Pictured- Thornbury Primary School winner of the Victorian Excellence Award for Outstanding Koorie Education. The Leadership Team in Koorie Education; Aunty Terri Lee-Fitzpatrick: Culture & Language, Principle: Leon Bell & Lee Couch: Ngamilmai Maarumli Educator.
What people say
Lee Couch brought genuine compassion and warmth to the women of Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation, as the facilitator of her deadly program Connection to Country Healing Journey.
Lee is one of the kindest, most gentle souls I have had the pleasure of spending time with. Her commitment to the women in our group, and her empathy for what we as Aboriginal women live with, and need, in order to heal from intergenerational trauma, ensured the sessions were heartfelt and designed to give us the tools we needed to move forward and thrive. I cannot thank her enough for what she has brought to our community and eagerly look forward to ongoing work with Lee as she continues to share her love and knowledge with us.
Ngamilmali Maarumli has been enthusiastically embraced by all of Thornbury Primary’s students, teachers and community. The practice features Aboriginal language, shares Aboriginal culture and supports environmental and sustainability learning as well as promoting health and well being.
Lee is a wonderful Earth Educator using her incredible ability to provide a diverse range of educational tools and understanding of childhood development to allow our children to explore a Connection to Country. Lee is warm and empathetic in her teaching style as well as holding a great professional standard within the school community.
Our teachers have said:
“The Connection to Earth and Country is fantastic for grounding the children and allowing them to experience Aboriginal culture. It provides a calm focus for the day”.
“It has opened my eyes to what I can do in my classroom. I have been incorporating the tools in my lessons”
Thanks so much Lee!
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“Walk gently on this land, sit with me and listen, listen with your dreaming ears to the voice of our Earth Mother. Feel her presence with your heart, mind and Soul.”
– Lee Couch