The heart of wanderess

Our Vision

At Wanderess, our vision is to ignite the transformative creative power within every woman, guiding them on a profound journey of self-discovery, connection, and empowerment. We honour, nurture and celebrate the unbridled creative potential of feminine energy, which when unleashed is able to bring forth incredible new possibilities into the world.

At the heart of our vision is a world where women are empowered to fully embrace their inner Wanderess, take control of creating their own reality, and thrive in every aspect of their lives. We envision a world where women are unapologetically themselves, connected to their purpose, and supported by a global community of like-minded souls.

Join us on an energising journey of empowerment, evolution, and revolution. Together, let us create a world where every woman can shine brightly and live a life of fulfilment, purpose, and joy.

OUr Mission

At Wanderess, our mission is to curate enriching retreat experiences that empower women to reconnect with themselves, their creativity, and each other. We honour, nurture and celebrate the individual differences between women.

Through nourishing the natural creative energy of the feminine via artistic skills-building, intercultural connection, and creative approaches to wellness and self-development, Wanderess offers revolutionary retreats that go beyond mere travel or relaxation—they are opportunities for profound evolution and awakening.

Our retreats are curated to provide women with the space, tools, and support they need to explore their inner landscapes, cultivate new perceptions, connect with other like-minded people, and embrace their authentic selves.

Our Values


We inspire women to embrace their strengths, unlock their potential, and confidently navigate their personal and professional journeys.


We have a sisterhood for women to connect, share experiences, and uplift one another, creating lasting bonds.


We celebrate self-expression and encourage women to be true to themselves in a safe and welcoming environment.


We support personal growth and transformation, helping women evolve through learning, exploration, and self-discovery.


We embrace diversity and ensure that all women feel welcomed, respected, valued and includes within our community.

The inner circle

Get to know the passionate individuals driving Wanderess:

dr Ellie Chadwick


Self described as: Driven, Compassionate & Intuitive.

Karma tucker


Self described as: Kind, Creative & Adventurous.

Victoria Barton


Self described as: Resilient, Empathetic and Adaptable.

Meet our founder

Dr Ellie Chadwick, a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment, whose journey is deeply intertwined with the realms of creative arts, drama, and holistic wellbeing.

With a rich background spanning over 15 years in international performing arts direction, production, research, and education, Ellie has honed her craft across diverse cultural landscapes, from the vibrant tapestries of Europe’s theatrical hubs to the serene tranquility of Bali’s spiritual epicentre, the awe-inspiring majesty of Borneo’s ancient rainforests, and the dynamic fusion of tradition and modernity in the bustling metropolis of Shanghai. Since 2016, she has curated and led immersive retreats and residencies, harnessing the transformative power of creativity and mindfulness to guide women on journeys of self-discovery and empowerment.

Beyond her work in the arts, Ellie is driven by a passion for intercultural connection, equality, and holistic health. She is deeply committed to using her platform to advocate for social change and is actively involved in various charities and social enterprises that promote arts and wellbeing at the grassroots level within local communities.

With Wanderess, Ellie envisions a sanctuary—a safe haven where women can flourish amidst life’s transitions. More than just a retreat provider, Wanderess embodies a philosophy of mutual empowerment and support, fostering a community where women can connect, grow, and thrive together. Through facilitating and nurturing the Wanderess Tribe, Ellie is pioneering a movement that encourages women to collectively embrace their innate strength, creativity, and resilience, and to embark on transformative journeys of self-discovery and empowerment.

Start Your Journey Today

Join our empowering community of women on a journey to self-discovery, growth, and mutual support. Your tribe awaits!

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