Creativity is a force to be reckoned with.
It has revolutionised art, industry and nations.
It is the undercurrent of human endeavour.
Your creativity is unique.
It needs care, nurturing and passionate curiosity.
Your relationship with your creativity matters.
Whether you’re a young musician, or an aspiring artist of any age, I want you to have a joyful experience with creativity and the arts.
I truly believe that creativity is a natural and uniquely human expression.
It helps us express, discover, process, integrate and grow.
Since the beginning of time, we have moved, clapped, drummed, drawn, danced, told stories, and sung together.
It helps us connect as a community and draws us into deeper understanding of our humanity. It has been part of ritual and spiritual practice since the very beginning.
Reconnecting to these ancient sources of nourishment and using them to help us understand and heal is my passion.
I was lucky enough to enjoy a thoroughly creative childhood where creativity was encouraged. It was a joy and a balm for me. It got me through the tough times, and it was part of the celebrations of life.
That’s why sharing creativity is so important to me.
I want others to have a wonderful sense of themselves as a creative being. And, I want them to experience the joy and magic creativity itself brings.
the slightly more official sounding bio
Cristy Coates is a visionary creative who wants to live in a world where people are nourished and kindness is our currency.
As a certified Intentional Creativity™ coach, Color of Woman facilitator and yoga teacher, she’s a sought after fountain of resources for nourishing the frazzled minds and exhausted bodies of today’s modern woman. She is known for cultivating a space of nurturing care for those who come to grow stronger in their bodies and softer in their hearts.
As a music educator of young people, she is known for her creative and curious approach to learning. Creating interesting, information rich and individualised programs for all types of learners is essential to her philosophy. She advocates for caring, nurturing relationships as a foundational structure in which positive learning can take place.
When she’s not creating melodious tunes or painting up a storm, you can find her pondering life on the sofa or enjoying time in her spacious garden in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.