Join us on 11 - 20 October 2024 
for the inaugural
Yila Healing Trail logo
A whole 10 days of experiential and immersive offerings across the Shoalhaven
All offerings will foster reciprocal healing on Country such as
Get Grounded. Ochre up
and so much more...

Take your own trail over 10 days from October 11th-20th 2024:

Explore all the Shoalhaven has to offer with an amazing number of events, workshops and activations to move between during 10 days. Chart your own course - from Kangaroo Valley to North Durras and immerse yourself in Country and traditional wisdom. Focus on pathways to deep wellness for you, your family, these lands, seas waterways and skies.
Choose from Storytelling, Connecting to Country, Cultural Burning, Yuin Astronomy, Bush Tucker, open days and offerings from all our health and wellness practitioners, painting up with ochre, women's gatherings and Men's Table and Mens Sheds, Cultural awareness workshops, Wayapa Wuurrk sessions, bush regeneration and bush walking, diving with seals, smoking ceremonies, weaving circles, food venues offering wellness menus, Aboriginal art and craft workshops, sorry business and truth telling, understanding birthing on Country and so much more. We welcome you.

The 7 Themes


Based on the model of social and emotional wellbeing within historical, political and social determinants according to NIAA.

  • YHT body icon
    reconnection to body
    Our body is the closest we come to nature ...keeping healthy and strong allows us to make choices and fully participate in all of life
  • YHT spirit icon
    reconnection to spIrit, spirituality and ancestors
    Our quest for sense of meaning, purpose, lineage and deeper understanding of our collective humanity is part of a fully lived life
  • YHT mind and emotions icon
    reconnection to mind & emotions
    Our capacity to manage divergent thoughts and feelings and integrate the ebb and flow of life allows us to take on greater responsibility for ourselves, others and the planet
  • YHT country icon
    reconnection to country
    Our intimate and interrelated connection to lands, seas, skies, waters and all living creatures including ourselves
  • YHT family and ancestors icon
    reconnection to family and kinship
    Our family, immediate and extended are the net that hold us here and nurturing this important part of our existence keeps the fires burning in our heart
  • YHT culture icon
    reconnection to culture
    Our Culture provides a sense of continuity with the past and helps underpin a strong identity, allowing us to respect and learn from other people's Cultures.
  • YHT community icon
    reconnection to community
    Our communities give us a chance to engage in reciprocal relationship to others and the give and take is what matters most during our time in this life.
My Tree Healing painting by Summer Sky Wangalee Nganaparlee.

Our Vision

A Healed Country in which people understand the reciprocal nature of giving and receiving with nature and see themselves as part of the rich tapestry of lands, waterways, seas, skies and all creatures.
Summer Sky Wangalee Nganaparlee
The painting My Tree Healing by Summer Sky Wangalee Nganaparlee encapsulates Yila Healing Trail’s vision.
Reconnecting with nature -
Country, Culture and Community
Place your business or endeavor on the trail:
phone: 1300 787 234
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