Creative Living Retreats brings together experienced teachers, coaches, artists and health practitioners to run workshops, retreats and gatherings in beautiful locations. Each retreat is different and designed to help participants explore their own creative voice's and forms of expression. 


Clara Courtauld

Founder of Creative Living Retreats, Clara is a practicing life coach, passionate yogi and avid student of psychology, movement and spiritual exploration.

With the goal of supporting others in finding and or strengthening their own creative voices, Clara believes that self expression can play a key role in personal healing, growth and development.

With ten years experience in Operations for start-ups in the Arts and Charity sectors, Clara’s has organised retreats, workshops, festivals, and conferences around in all corners of the world. She brings a unique energy and understanding to the creative space.

Clara creates safe, peaceful and supportive environments for participants to come together, share, learn & grow. 


Alison Wearing 

Alison is a Canadian writer and performer. She is the author of two bestselling memoirs, prize-winning articles and essays, short stories and award-winning solo plays. 

Her popular memoir writing workshops are as enjoyable as they are instructive. Alison is dedicated to creating workshops that ensure helpful and supportive feedback, encouragement and insight, clear direction and playful humour. A devoted yogi for decades, she believes strongly in balancing writing with (joyful!) physical activity, contemplative practices, rejuvenating camaraderie, and the occasional glass of wine.
She lives in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with her partner and son.

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Claire Lautier (Sukhbir Kaur) 

Sukhbir Kaur (Claire Lautier): My given name means ‘bright, clear’ and my spiritual name, Sukhbir, means ‘the fearless princess whose divine consciousness is imbued with peace and healing’; I identify with both. I have personally experienced the transformation that is possible on the path of Kundalini Yoga, and it is with tremendous gratitude and joy that I learn to embody the names I have been given, and open myself to manifest the greater potential that they represent. It is my mission to hold the space for others to begin to experience the blessing of awakening for themselves, and thus to serve the awakening of humanity. I am a Certified Teacher Trainer, having completed my Level 1 through KRI in India with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa, and my Level 2 under the guidance of my Teacher, Karta Singh, at Amrit Nam Sarovar International Kundalini Yoga School. I am a founder of Kundalini Yoga Stratford and through my company, The Sensory Human, I lead classes, workshops and retreats to help individuals and groups reconnect to soul and spirit, in Canada and abroad. It is my blessing and privilege to share and transmit the divine consciousness of peace, through courage, to all those who are sent to me.  www.kundaliniyogastratford.com, www.clairelautier.com, www.grasseroots.com