Special Events

Special Events

Yani loves putting on special events, shows and retreats, usually in collaboration with other talented artists, inspiring instructors and visionaries in the vocal community. Here are some of them.

Stradbroke Island Retreat into Rhythm Voice & Movement

Exciting weekend retreat at North Stradbroke Island presented by Elliott Orr (Talkin' the Drum), Yani and Vanessa Smith

Find your rhythm and learn to play African drums with djembe guru Elliott. Love your voice and hone your vocal skills with vocal goddess Yani. Energise your body through yoga and by shaking it African style with dancing queen Vanessa. All in one weekend! Action AND Relaxation! No experience necessary, just your willingness to have a go.

  • Weekend retreat (Fri-Sun)
  • Various times throughout the year
  • $350-400 (inc GST)

Camp Sing-a-Lot

A long weekend designed to develop and expand your skills at singing, held at the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Enjoy fun and energetic workshops with Yani and top guest instructors including Brian Martin and Harley Mead, all meals and accommodation included.

  • Choir singing
  • Vocal workshops
  • Performance workshops
  • Small group ensemble work
  • Special men's vocal workshop.
  • Weekend retreat (Fri-Sun)
  • Held once a year
  • $TBA

Discovery Day

Discovery Day is a special event to showcase the wide range of activities going on in the Brisbane singing and vocal community

  • Mini workshops & specialist talks
  • Family fun day with live entertainment
  • Healthy food & drinks
  • Jumping castle for kids and adults.
  • 1 day event
  • Last held in October 2013. Next date TBA.

Singing retreat in Bali

Yani has been a guest facilitator for Jennifer Richardson's Sing-a-bout Tours in Ubud Bali.


  • 5 day retreat
  • Resort accommodation
  • $TBA

Singing retreat in Vanuatu – coming in 2015

Yani is planning a magical singing retreat in an island paradise – Vanuatu – in 2015

Stay tuned for more information. Register your interest via the contact page.

  • 5 day retreat
  • Resort accommodation
  • $TBA

Past Shows

Super special stage performances featuring Yani and her enormously talented musical friends

Back to the Garden – Joni Mitchell Tribute

Yani brought together many of Brisbane’s great artists to pay tribute to the legendary Joni Mitchell in 2012 in a sell-out concert at the Old Museum

O’Sister Where Art Thou?

Yani teamed up with Moira Smiley for a memorable trip down American folk lane with their stunning voices in warm, cosy performance.