Explore movement, rituals and wellness, along with discussions on topics thats need addressing, as we come together as sisters to learn from elders, mother and maidens.

RETURNING to wholeness, to nature, to knowledge, to ourselves and to one another.

This one day celebration for female identifying woman is located in the lush nature surroundings of Mt Jerusalum.

Created as a social enterprise, we pride ourselves in being the bridge between different womens worlds.

A portion of every ticket sold goes to allowing our scholarship holders a place on the day.

Over 50% of our attendees are on scholarship or exchange tickets. Our scholarships are given to single mothers, low-socioeconomic woman, Indigenous woman & refugees.

The Returning is open to all women and targets those interested in health, wellness, nature knowledge, reuniting with their body and more broadly the social responsibility of women and the role we play in the local and global environments. 

This festival will offer a range of workshops (rediscover ritual and wellness), a self-care tent, along with panels with wise women and a kids camp plus so much more.

Two organic local meals provided plus, afternoon tea.

A combination of creation and clarity as we come together as sisters to learn from elders, maidens and mothers.

Self-care tent will run all day, with yoni steams and herbal wisdom.

We offer a kids camp, where you can drop off your kids to be attended by our beautiful women.

Creating positive change through the gifting economy.

This all ages event is curated for women, by women.

About the Organiser

Ella Noah Bancroft

Ella Noah Bancroft is an Indigenous artist, storyteller, teacher, tantric and mentor. Over the years, Ella has been traveling the world, acquiring new skills, ways of thinking, ancient wisdom and local teachings. Ella is a a Bundjalung woman born in Sydney and raised partly outside of Grafton, in rural New South Wales. Her mother is an Aboriginal Australian from the Djanbun clan—and her father a 7 generations Australia, with blood line tied to England. She is passionate about re-wilding, sexual engagement within the world and the feminine force and is devoting her life to making this work accessible in the West. Ella sees herself as a bridge, a bridge between to worlds of Australia that need reconciling. This feels like her purpose for the greater good. Ella is a certified yoga and tantra practitioner.

Join us for a cultural experience that looks at deepening our connection to the earth, ourselves and each other; a weekend of activism, learning, crafting, healing, movement.