About Us

Georgia and Susan are the founders of Heartcentre which they established in 1985.

They work as Holistic Psychotherapists and Educators, Spiritual Practitioners and Meditation Teachers with an emphasis on the healing, awakening, refinement and expression of the heart in all aspects of life.

Susan and Georgia work in informed, practical, supportive, and intuitive ways to enable people to realise their full potential. They combine affirmation, challenge, education and personal mentoring in a relationship which holds warmth and respect. They celebrate the sacredness of love within all life and see the one divine stream flowing through all existence.

They have been practicing meditation and been students of Sufism since 1973 when they began studying the Sufi Message of Hazrat Inayat Khan and his universal philosophy of unity and love. The particular strand of his Message that they resonated so deeply with was the non-hierarchical formlessness of truth.

The vision for Heartcentre remains, that it is a place where all the loving paths can meet, and that the richness of diversity can unite rather than divide.  The simplicity of this message of love permeates their work now.

Susan and Georgia draw upon the sublime generosity of the Unseen for inspiration and guidance in their lives and work, as well as the universal hearts of Rumi, Hafiz, Kabir and other great Mystics.

Georgia Carr

Heartcentre Facilitator, Singer/Songwriter and Recording Artist

Georgia particularly brings to Heartcentre her spiritual depth, her wonderful creativity, her love of beauty, her insight and mentoring, and her passion for cooking nourishing food for Heartcentre Retreats.

Georgia composes her profoundly moving and evocative songs for Piano and for Dulcimer drawing on her own inspired poetry as well as the teachings of Rumi, Hafiz and other great Mystics. Her mystical songs create a sacred atmosphere and heart-warming experience for all.

In the Sufi tradition of using music to awaken the heart to the mystery and power of Love Itself, Georgia invites the listener to share in the alchemical process of transforming everything with love into Love.

Susan and Georgia’s partnership creates an atmosphere of love and stability. They have shared a great love since 1974, a deep harmony of purpose, a passion for the Mystery and exploring the multi-dimensional nature of Reality through practical and universal teachings. They balance their depth and understanding with a joyful lightheartedness, always mindful that they are both teachers and students on this path of love.

Susan MacFarlane

Heartcentre Facilitator, Psychotherapist and Spiritual Mentor

Susan particularly brings to Heartcentre her depth and breadth of experience, her wonderful sense of humour, her devotion, her passion for Sufi poetry, and her divine and mystical connection with the unseen vibration of Our Friend in Spirit.

Susan loves to share the illuminating poetry of the Sufi Mystics Rumi and Hafiz. She is able to delve into the depths and layers of meaning which inspires insight and lively discussion for all.

Susan draws on over 30 years experience working as a Psychotherapist with individuals, couples and groups. She also provides insightful professional supervision, and spiritual mentoring.

Susan and Georgia’s partnership creates an atmosphere of love and stability. They have shared a great love since 1974, a deep harmony of purpose, a passion for the Mystery and exploring the multi-dimensional nature of Reality through practical and universal teachings. They balance their depth and understanding with a joyful lightheartedness, always mindful that they are both teachers and students on this path of love.

Each year, instead of giving gifts to one another, we choose to donate to Shine for Kids in Nowra.

Shine for Kids – Christmas Donation by Heartcentre and community (2018)

Plan Foster Child

To celebrate birthdays at Heartcentre rather than giving presents we have a foster child in Indonesia. Her name is Beci Snae. The birthday contribution makes her education and healthcare possible, and also supports the village in which she lives building the school and ensuring clean drinking water for everyone. A wonderful living gift to each other.