Peak experiences of growth, expansion, and self discovery can only be fully integrated into new patterns of being and relating when balanced with restful moments of reflection and connection. Join this heart-centered practice of deep listening to self and others as we explore what in-the-moment feelings and experiences are arising to be made conscious, compassionately witnessed in community and, ultimately, integrated into our daily lives. The container will be held in the tradition of The Way of Council.
“Council is an ancient way and modern practice whose roots are within the natural world, spanning diverse cultures and religions. This practice elicits an experience of true community, recognizing that each voice needs to be heard, that every person has a gift, a story to share, a piece of the whole. How do we remember all our relations, embrace differences, and find our own voices, while opening to others? It seems more than ever an essential time in our nation and around the world, to awaken this deep relational heart-mind.” Jack and Gigi Coyle – Founders of The Way of Council
Description : Motion Design Studio’s : Acrobatic Yoga covers many modalities of partner acrobatics. Our style of acrobatics blends yoga, gymnastics, various styles of dance, Acrobalance, Adagio Balance and Icarian Games. This contemporary sport is very accessible and accommodates many body types. Acrobatic Yoga highlights the strength, coordination, balance, flexibility, and range of motion that the human body can attain. Partnering can occur in same sex and/or coed base and flyer roles.
New participants are quickly inspired to create new sequences and moves. Beginners and experienced athletes alike observe positive results rapidly, making this sport very satisfying, and leaving participants hungry for more.
Bio, Lex Peters :
My life is a journey of decentralizing ontological ideas. Sharing my discoveries might facilitate clearing cognitive brush moving us closer to a shared reality. This academic journey spans many intellectual domains.
To solve difficult problems of today requires an improvement in general intelligence. This is the impetus that sustains my inquiry.
Wishing you the best as we accompany each other on this journey.
Participants should bring yoga mats and or towel.
Friday and Saturday : 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. | 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. | 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sounds from the trees- Flute song and Stories from the Dine People Understanding the young peoples purpose.
Ashkii Yahzee is a storyteller of the Dine Tribe of Northeastern Arizona-
Sharing oral traditions through flute song and storytelling. Together we learn about the sacred voice and teachings of the Native American Flute and receive a gentle reminder of our mission and purpose as a people today through ancient Dine stories.
Cora-Sol is the alter ego and stage presence of flow artist and free form dancer, Coraima Rae. Coraima (otherwise known as “Cora”) has carried a passionate spiritual connection to movement and creative expression since childhood. She attended highschool at the “Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts” where she studied various forms such as musical theater, which encompassed dancing (hip-hop, ballet, jazz, contemporary) singing, character acting, creative writing, and even jewelry/costume designing. She also has experience with working in technical theater where she learned about stage lighting/sound, set designing, and prop making.
Based out of Hartford Connecticut, Cora-Sol has been performing locally and regionally for the last four years providing visually captivating and immersive experiences for audiences all around. Cora’s intrinsic ability to adapt to almost any musical rhythm and converge it with her own unique style creates a one-of-a-kind performance that will be sure to draw in any crowd. She offers a wide variety of performance styles and themed shows for audiences of any age range.
Lia offers amazing and unique entertainment for events of all kinds using a wide variety of fire props along with elegant and lively dance performance. She has been spinning fire and performing for over 7 years.
Jeremy Martin is a grade A Acro yoga teacher and goofball, serving his community by teaching what he loves from festivals to circus schools all over the country. Currently based in Boston MA but also known as the one and only @homelessyogi , if you manage can catch a class with him when he rolls through your town, you are destined to (not walk but) fly away with a ton of learning and laughs under your belt.
Carly Gladyce is an Herbalist and Acro enthusiast based in Ithaca NY but hitting the road this summer for a grand tour of healing and acrobatic communities across the USA. She loves sharing the challenges and rewards of acro play with experienced folks and newbies alike. She hosts weekly acro jams in her area. @herbs4carly has been known to take long plant walks in the woods and spend hours talking about herbal healing but when it comes time for acro, she spring up on your feet faster than a weed after a rainstorm.
We would like to offer classes, beginner and intermediate, in order to share our love of acro yoga// partner acrobatics with folks at this festival. Our class will be tailored to maintain high levels of fun, safety, learning, trust building and FUN!
This is a 2 hour program. Time is suspended as you enter a world of vibration, sensation, and experience. Physical injuries can be healed and old emotional traumas released. Great insights can be accessed. The only pre-requisite is the willingness to receive. Please bring a blanket and pillow for additional comfort.
What to expect:
• The first 45 minutes include a gentle yoga sequence, accompanied by soothing acoustic guitar leaving you open and ready to receive the Yoga Nidra and Sound Healing offerings, fully embodied.
• The following 15/20 minutes take you on an journey into a deep state of relaxation through a guided meditation (Yoga Nidra/Psychic Sleep).
• The remaining hour is spent resting on your back, bathing in a sound experience that will encourage deep relaxation, rejuvenation and an acceleration of your inward journey
Marie Lautrec transforms into the sweet, curious & adventurous songster clown, Murry Eyeball. Murry finds comraderie amongst the little people (& big-little people for that matter) and introduces them to the world of Rainbow Energy through her magical rainbow hoop and the many wondrous knick-knacks she keeps in her Murry Poppins bag! Laughing, wiggling & silly songs are commonplace on the grand adventures of Murry Eyeball! In Rainbow Energy Landia, everyone is welcome to express their inner silliness to the fullest and to appreciate each and everyone’s Rainbow Energy fields with love and play.
Wiggle your way through the magical Rainbow Energy hoop into Rainbow Energy Landia & explore the magic of all things- backwards, forwards, upwards, inwards- in imagination we will share an adventure as we remind ourselves of the rainbow energy that lives in us all and oh what silly play it can incite!
Thomas Matherly (Fox Tracks Healing Arts) Is a Clinical herbalist, wild forager and teacher. His herbal education began as a seven and a half year apprenticeship with herbalist Chris Marano of Clearpath herbals. Over this time he attended Chris’ full offering of classes and gained hands on experience with cultivating, harvesting and wild harvesting herbs, making extracts and custom blending formulas for clients, managing a fully functional apothecary, plant spirit medicine and wrapping all of these skills into a bundle through (and for) clinical consultation. Since finishing his apprenticeship he has continued to practice and teach herbal medicine, wild foraging, Tai Chi and permaculture design in the pioneer valley.
-Healing with the Chinese Five Elements and Qi Gong-
The Chinese Five Elements are a tool that we can use to interpret and understand human health and the world around us. In this workshop we will explore the Chinese Five Element Theory through interactive lecture, movement, and Qi Gong. We will learn to observe the Five Elements in our daily lives and how they can be utilized to guide us along our path.
-Wild Edible/Medicinal Plant Walk-