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About Anne-Marie Hoyne

I was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia. My love of nature and passion for Mother Earth was nurtured in the southwest bush and the pure Indian Ocean – two places I am grateful to call ‘home’. I have been married for 25 years to a fellow West Australian (our ancestors came from neighbouring counties in Ireland) and together we raised our two children within a vibrant extended family, with cherished links to both city and country. 

I have always loved to dance and as a child I delighted in getting all the kids in my street to perform for the neighbours. Self-expression through dance, drama and other creative arts has always been an important aspect of my life. I regard creative expression as a powerful self-healing, joy enhancing, life affirming act that can simply and profoundly improve the quality of our lives.

I love people and have long been fascinated by what it means to be human. I consider myself fortunate to have grown up in a family where philosophical discussion around the dinner table was common, where I was encouraged to be curious, to question, to listen deeply to my own and others’ life experience. I have always had a strong sense of gratitude for my life and have a strong calling to be of service to others.

In my 20's, I completed a Bachelor Degree in Youth Work and began my journey as a group facilitator and community-based educator. Since that time I have been committed to a life of personal empowerment, community building and cultural change. I have worked with many non-government organisations and community groups. I'm passionate about the empowerment of women, parents, young people and minority groups, and the fostering of diversity because I believe that families and local communities are the true heart of a healthy society and culture.

In my 30's, I became interested in dance-movement therapy as a personal healing tool and as a way of combining my love of people with my love of dance.  I have experienced profound personal healing and growth as a result of my training and practice in dance-movement therapies, Body-Mind Centering®, Yoga and Chakradance(TM). I'm endlessly fascinated by the wisdom of the body and am committed to sharing my passion with others.

In my 40's, I completed a Diploma in Professional Coaching, established my business Coessence Coaching & Facilitation, and became a Registered Marriage Celebrant & Funeral Celebrant. In 2008, I met Penny Champ, a celebrant colleague who soon became a cherished friend and business partner. Together we established The Women's Hearth where we offer Red Tent Circles, sacred ceremonies and healing retreats for women

Now, in my early 50's I'm travelling the mighty journey of menopause, and it's quite a ride! I'm enjoying the process of harvesting the gifts, skills and experiences of the first half of my life (yes, I intend to live to 100) and distilling them into my offering for the next chapter. It's a rich, challenging and valuable process, one I wouldn't miss for quids!

Some of my qualifications, training and experience are listed below:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Youth Work)
  • Diploma of Professional Coaching
  • Professional Training in Breathwork & Shamanic Healing (Level One)
  • Licensed Chakradance(TM) Facilitator 
  • Re-evaluation Counselling (10 years practice)
  • Trained Living Dance Facilitator 
  • Social Artistry Training Intensive (Dr Jean Houston)
  • Trained Group Facilitator (Relationships Australia)
  • Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant (Qualtrain Australia)
  • Trained Funeral Celebrant (Qualtrain Australia & NDCC)
  • Women's Leadership Development Program (Pathways Foundation)
  • "Celebration Day for Girls" and "Cool On The Inside" Licensed Facilitator
  • Deathwalker Training (Natural Death Care Centre)
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