Yoga Body-Land Portrait Sessions
Your body is part of the greater ecology of Place. Not separate, you are part of Wholeness itself.
When we are in deep communion with ourselves, present in our bodies and our environment, we know who we are.
We breathe, and we fill our own skin. When we come into deeply felt prayer of Place, in movement, in yoga, in simple repose, our Spirit knows itself.
And we are Home.
Imagine capturing that moment in a potent image of embodiment. One you could have on your wall, or your altar.
A touchstone, a reminder of your magnificence and your beauty. Imagine how that would hold you.
My Partner, Glen McKerrihan, and I are offering Portrait Sessions to image your body and spirit in the landscape.
Narelle Carter-Quinlan and Glen McKerrihan - Nomadic Naturalists at Fig & Agave
What happens in your Body-Land Portrait Experience?
You will be guided in sensing and listening to yourself and the surroundings.
Whilst each location is different, you will be invited to connect with, as felt experience, the particular landscape and its elements,
finding that voice within your own body; water, sand, rock, tree, among others.
Inhabiting that echo in your own tissues and Being.
The location can be a place that is special to you, or, we can offer suggestions.
Together, we will listen, and hear your vision for yourself, in creating images that speak to your body-land connection with deep resonance.
And, we will have fun!
Body Land Portraits are a true collaboration between Narelle and Glen. Between us, with you, in communion with the Land.
I'm really grateful to Narelle and Glen from Fig and Agave for these beautiful body land portraits. These two nomadic naturalists are on the Sunshine Coast just for a few months offering these amazing portraits before they head back overseas. I think the images speak for themselves but I have to say it was wonderful having Narelle there adjusting me and Glen certainly brought out the best in me. It was a lot of fun! I'd highly recommend this not just for yoga but for anyone who would like some wonderful images like these.
Leisa Baldwin - Yoga Teacher, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
What you receive when you Book your Session
Allow two hours for this rich experience.
During that time, I will facilitate and guide you in finding your deep communion of body-land.
Glen will make the images.
You will receive minimum 15, and up to 20, high resolution JPEG files, beautifully edited digital images, sent via a Dropbox link.
Investment: whilst we are in Australia until the end of November, is just AU$350.
December UPDATE: We are currently in Mexico.
Yes, you can book your Body-Land Portrait session with us!
Please visit us at Fig & Agave and use the Contact Form.
Kirsty Innes, Yoga Teacher.
Loving words from a recent Client, Belinda Pate-Macdonald, Sunshine Coast, Queensland - Soul and Energy Alchemist, Mentor, Author and Retreat Facilitator;
My land-body portrait session with Glen and Narelle was a delight! We connected deeply with the essence of the land through the spectacular rocks at Coolum Beach. The Grandmother Ancestors welcomed us, and there was a sacredness present in our time together. These two beautiful souls were amazing to work with! We played, we laughed, and they both guided me into greater communion with the landscape and the elements. Glen and Narelle's combined energy helped me to relax into the environment and let the magic happen. And indeed, it did! I completely love the images that were created! They paint a beautiful story of my land-body connection, and truly represent me, in my wholeness. Glen’s expertise in photography and fine art certainly shines out through them. Not only will I use these in my business, but they are also a precious memory to keep for the years to come.
Who are Body-Land Portrait Sessions for?
Yoga Teachers and Studios,
Dance and Movement practitioners, performers, teachers;
Contact me for further information and to schedule your Body-Land Portrait experience together.
We can't wait to co-create with you!
I often find I’m self conscious in front of a camera. I’m not a child of the digital era, yet I need to have an online presence. Narelle and Glen created an easy atmosphere for me to be photographed. I could drop further into the naturalness of my being, connect with the landscape and let out the essential presence and fun at the core of my being. They captured me looking soft and strong, connected and joyful. It was fun and productive working with them! If you need some photographs of you simply being you, call this pair in!
NeLi Martin - Psychologist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
About our Collaboration
Narelle is a globally renowned Yoga specialist in Scoliosis and spinal health; a dancer, choreographer, artistic director, and performer. Her work is strongly informed by her training as an Anatomist. As a movement and yoga Teacher, as an image maker and writer, her vision lies in witnessing and giving voice to, those places where the landscape echoes our own interior terrain.
Glen has been a dedicated Fine Art photographer for over 40 years. The first 30 years were spent with view cameras, sheet film, and long hours in the darkroom.
All of this film experience continues to inform his daily practice of photography, most of which today is done with the camera in his iPhone.
Portraiture and the Still Life have been the predominate focus of his work from the very beginning. His love of these two themes continue to this day.
You can see more of Glen’s work on his Photography Website, L. Zongpo Studios
What we bring together and offer you, is a powerful synthesis of imaging the deeply felt body within its greater ecology.
You can Read more about our Body-Land Portrait work together here, at Fig and Agave.