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Friday, August 3
 

9:00am

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy - Margaret Rosenau
In Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, we see and know--and feel and listen--in ways that are rare in our modern culture. With intention, whole body perception, and the capacity to rest in a slower pace, the practice of Biodynamic Craniosacral supports each of us in returning to a place within that is as old as the ground we all stand on and that has always been in contact with a deeper Intelligence and Purpose.

Workshop participants will:


  • Participate in a guided processes that will give you the opportunity to directly experience the Health, Wholeness, and Intelligence always present in your mind-body system.

  • Re-orient to your innate wellness and healing capacity.

  • Explore sensing the fluid rhythms and Intelligence of the Cerebrospinal Fluid

  • Experience a downshift in your nervous system and an increase in your perception.

  • Gain a conceptual understanding of some of the foundational principles and history of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

  • Discover new ways of thinking, perceiving, and being in relationship to health and healing.


No matter where you are on your healing journey, this workshop will support you in reconnecting to your innate health and healing capacity.

Margaret Rosenau, MA, RCST®, SEP, is the owner and lead instructor at the School of Inner Health in Denver. She has over twenty years of experience in holistic health as a somatic bodyworker and educator. Margaret is an approved teacher for the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, (BCTA-NA) and is certified in several bodywork modalities: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, and Polarity Therapy. She loves to teach from a place of depth and breadth – to bring the big picture into the specific moment and relate a specific experience to larger contexts. With the human body as her medium, she opens doorways that make both embodiment and aliveness more possible.


Friday August 3, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
9.1 Healing Village

10:00am

Sound Temple - Paul Temple’s RadianceMatrix
Nourish your soul, mind and body in the healing waves of Tibetan singing bowls. Bathe in the harmonious vibrations of peace and beauty. Dissolve into another dimension – the pure land, the Buddha field -- into timelessness and stillness of mind.
Tibetan Healing bowls create a very pure sonic resonance that induces a deep inner stillness, mental calm and peaceful feeling. They are a simple but powerful path to inner peace, which is something difficult to find in our busy technological world.
So please come relax and meditate. The bowls are accompanied by flutes and mantra chanting. Participants may sit or lie down. Bring a blanket or pillow for extra comfort.
ARTIST BIO Peaceful. Penetrating. Pure. These words have been used to describe the music of Paul Temple’s RadianceMatrix, who has toured the USA and Canada offering Deep Peace Concerts as a path to beauty and inner peace. Paul has released albums with Deva Premal, Panache Desai and Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, played concerts with Tina Malia and Wah and been interviewed on Jonathan Goldman’s Healing Sounds Radio. His album RADIANCE MIXES with the voice of Deva Premal, went to #5 on iTunes World Music chart.
" Beautiful music, sacred space." - Deva Premal & Miten
"When Paul plays his Tibetan bowls, a sense of peace and euphoria permeates the entire room. It is impossible not to feel uplifted by his subtle yet powerful art form." - Tina Malia
www.RadianceMatrix.com www.Facebook.com/RadianceMatrix

Friday August 3, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
9.1 Healing Village

11:00am

Be Your Own Sound Healer - Erin Sunniva
We have come to discover how powerful sound can be for soothing the body, centering the self, calming the mind. This workshop leads us through exercises that connect us to the power center of the body, the breath! With a true connection to the breath, you can learn how to tone with power. Through toning you can immediately experience the effects of sound on your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.By literally massaging body and mind from the inside out, meditative toning can help you focus and relax; release negative emotions; reduce stress; and improve stamina and concentration.Toning synchronizes the brainwaves and helps relieve tension within a few minutes.

Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Create Your Own Game by Myra Makes - Eliot & Caitlin
Create Your Own Game Game by Myra Makes is a game where the goal is to create your very own games! We'll create games in teams and then play one another's games.

Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Hoop for Joy - Tara
Hoop / Dance Workshop for All Ages!

Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Laughter Yoga - Jen Lennon
Join us for uplifting laughter! Come connect in a new way, release stress, boost your mood, express yourself and get energized, all in a playful and supportive environment.
Laughter Yoga consists of aerobic and playful laughter exercises, deep breathing, and embodied stretching designed to stimulate the diaphragm and the flow of oxygen through your body for enhanced physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
By releasing tension, stress, and overwhelm we allow our resiliency to re-surface and our perspective to shift. Laughter provides a much needed catharsis for our emotional bodies and it’s FUN!
Jennifer Lennon is a certified Laughter Yoga leader and has been teaching in Boulder, CO since 2010. Her classes, workshops, and laughter sessions are fun, energizing, and uplifting. Jennifer’s perspective is one of heart and humor and she feels strongly that we are living in an intelligent and responsive universe and that as individuals we are deeply resourced. She believes that Laughter Yoga is a tremendously effective way to release tension in a positive manner with results that are immediate and speak for themselves.

Friday August 3, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

12:00pm

Circus Skills - Chris Hopper
Run off and join the circus! We will learn and play with a variety of ground skills (sorry, no aerial apparatus here) including juggling objects, plate spinning, diabolo (chinese yo-yo), flower sticks, stilts, poi spinning, balance boards, and walking globe. Did you know that object manipulation skills greatly improve and develop brain function, focus, body awareness and coordination? All while being super fun and rewarding! If we get enough kids we can also play games with a giant parachute!! Come join the fun.

Friday August 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:00pm

Drum Circle 101 - Omar Al- T'Bal
Led by Omar Al-Tbal of Gipsy Moon, this workshop will touch up on the basics of the djembe. Omar will teach 2 Rhythms from Africa, that are widely used in drum circles across America. We will go over rules of etiquette when entering and exiting a drum circle, basic drum care and rope tuning. We will Briefly touch up on the history of the djembe and the connection between the drummers and dancers. At the end, there will be an open drum circle for anyone to participate in. Bring your own drum!
Omar Al-Tbal, formerly of Gipsy Moon is an experienced world percussionist. Having traveled the world studying different kinds of drumming, Omar has compiled a vast skillset in Drum circles and will be sharing his knowledge with everyone at 'Drum circle 101'. Omar's techniques range from Turkish to Afro-Cuban and all that comes in-between. His unique style and sound can be found across all genres with all types of bands across the nation. "When you hear Omar, you hear the World."


Friday August 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent

12:00pm

Journey to Cloud City by Myra Makes - Eliot & Caitlin
Together, we embark on a Journey to Cloud City! Along the way, we meet new animal friends and overcome the obstacles that pop up along the way. Based on the Book Journey to Cloud City by Myra Makes.

Friday August 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:00pm

Warrior Braids - Tara
Learn how to braid and get braided!! Learn some basic braiding skills, get your hair braided by professional warrior braid goddess, Tara! [[perhaps some beads and feathers as well!!]]

Friday August 3, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:30pm

Self Portraits of the Soul and the Gallery of Humanity - Sharon DeMattia
Support open, fluid discovery while cultivating trust, curiosity and connection. Both experiences break down the walls we build within ourselves and between each other - barriers that block us from our best future possibilities.

Sharon DeMattia is a cultivator of freedom. She is a Storyteller, a Guide, and has worked with over 4000 diverse individuals building foundations for communication and connection. Sharon is the founder of The ART of Yoga and The AIM Project; synergistic multi-sensory ART workshops that fuse music, movement, meditation and art. Her mission is to open dialogues and bridge the communication gaps that disconnect us from each other, our environments and ourselves. Her unique process fosters alignment of our internal and external spaces and opens doors to our best future possibilities. With new awareness and enhanced perspective we bring our talents forward. Instead of resisting diversity, we harness its power. Together we create solutions that serve the greater good of the world. We become free. She has worked in education, healing, transition & recovery, as well as personal growth & development. She is a TEDx Black Rock City presenter and contributes essays and poetry on her social platforms.


Friday August 3, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
7 - Workshop Tent

12:30pm

Radical Consent - Kassandra Brown
Too many of us think we can either have hot spontaneous intimacy (that may turn into rape, pregnancy, or STDs) or clear, consensual communication (that’s safe but B-o-r-i-n-g). In this workshop with laughter, tears, and experiential exercises we’ll learn:


  • What consent is and what it isn’t

  • How to be hot, sexy, spontaneous and safe

  • How to find and honor your inner yes, no, maybe, and (most importantly) “I changed my mind”


You'll leave with a roadmap for creating the hottest, safest, sexiest relationships you've ever had.
This workshop will feature the Wheel of Consent, developed by Betty Martin. Why is consent the key? With consent, anything that two (or more) adults agree to do no matter how kinky or unusual is great. Without consent, anything that one person does with another is potentially abusive no matter how mundane or normal the action.
The presentation will include:


  • When is consent invalid (drunk, high, aroused, etc)

  • How to use the Wheel of Consent in different relationships

  • Language to make consent both sexy and matter-of-fact

  • Partner and small group exercises to practice:

  • Asking for what you want

  • Setting boundaries and keeping them

  • Giving and receiving touch


Kassandra Brown, Professional Cuddler, Coach, and Educator, I believe that consensual touch has the power to change the world and create a kind yet powerful revolution. My work has taken me into being a yoga and meditation teacher, a homebirthing mom, the founder of ParentCoaching.org, a member of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, a somatic sex educator, and now a Cuddlist. I love distilling my vast experiences into simple tools that uplift my clients’, friends’, and family’s lives enabling them to connect more deeply with each other, themselves, and the earth. Visit Cuddlist.com/Kassandra to learn more and book time with me.

Friday August 3, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

1:15pm

Flow Dynamics - Natalie Franciose
Utilize the space you are given! Dive inside and outside of the hoop as Natalie will move you through a series of transitions to help your flow evolve. Looking at micro movements, hand positioning and break down the relationship of your body in relation to the hoop to better understand the space within.  Emphasizing your own movements and exploring the dynamic ways they can grow and evolve. This workshop will involve on and off body hooping. Please bring your favorite hoop(s) to play with. Don't have a hoop, no prob! Some will be provided so just show up to play! Some hoop experience is helpful but all levels and ages are welcome as long as your are curious to expand.

Natalie Franciose hales from Whidbey Island and this fairy has called Colorado home for a decade now, having had a stint out east where she learned to hoop in college at Radford, Virginia. The hoop quickly became her best friend, fueling her heart and mind, grounding her and helping her soul's dance come to life. She urned to teach, connect and heal people, so upon graduating with her masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine she began her practice in TCM- Acupuncture and Herbalism. Dedicating her time and energy to deeper learning so that she may be an ally in helping people find their balance.




Friday August 3, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent

2:00pm

Authentic Movement - Maria Flegas
Authentic movement is a contemplative practice of moving from a place of impulse~ most often done with the eyes closed, and with a witness. This form is free from agenda or interruption ~ allowing a deep un~sequencing and revealing of the inner animal and mystery. It can offer liberation and sharing of the stories lying below the surface~ yielding to the language of the soft tissues. This form provides a place of deep and delicious satisfaction through inner contact and integration. By engaging what Carl Jung called "the active imagination" you may encounter image, sensation, memory, insight or an awakened dream state. Come dive in! Trust your impulses, be held in an unconditional space, and allow the magic in the environment to infuse you too.
Maria Flegas has been dancing since the womb. She is influenced by her Greek ancestral (ecstatic) dance, as well as many other forms such as Butoh, Yoruban, Modern, Tribal Fusion, and Acro Dance. As a former US gymnast and circus artist, her spirit has a propensity to fly as well as draw influence from deep in her body, the earth~ and stories of origin. Maria loves to facilitate Authentic Movement ~wherein the raw, uninterrupted impulse of the body can emerge from the softest of tissues. She also draws from elemental, ancestral and imagistic influences in facilitating Butoh and Ritual Movement. She is especially excited about working in different landscapes and building a fun and adventurous community experience.


Friday August 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

3:00pm

Create the City of Your Dreams (Part 1) by Myra Makes - Eliot & Caitlin
Part one of the two-part city building workshop will be an exploration of our deepest dreams, desires and challenges as we define what it means to live in community. We'll take inspiration from nature to outline the core values and elements of our new city. Team-building games will break the ice and offer kinesthetic ways for us to express what we'd like to see in the city of our dreams

Friday August 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9 - Children's Village

3:00pm

Slacklining! - Jeremy
Learn th Basics of Slacklining! Different levels and Height for ALL AGES!

Friday August 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9 - Children's Village

3:00pm

Sustainable Pelvic Health - Alicia Patterson
The pelvis is viewed as the center of the bodily universe in many systems. This workshop will orient participants to the physical, energetic, emotional, and Spirit level processes of the womb.
In this workshop we will cover and practice :
  • practical and tangible self care tools / education (including cycle tracking, vaginal & perineal steaming, self massage practices for breast and pelvic health, hormones, fertility, healing around medical procedures and releasing cellular memory from the pelvis)
  • the neurobiology of the pelvis including the pelvic nerve, spine, complexity & nuances of the female reproductive system
  • working with pelvic tissue
  • visualization and clothed self-contact with the womb
  • the anatomy, nerves, & energetics of the cervix
While this workshop is female body oriented, all are welcome to attend and we will briefly cover male anatomy health also.
Alicia Patterson, MA, LPC, LMT, R-DMT, CYT is a Somatic Psychotherapist, Pelvic Care Practitioner, & Energy Worker trained in Dance Movement therapy and Body Psychotherapy, massage therapy, Health & Nutrition, Yoga, Holistic Pelvic Care & Energy Medicine Systems. She lives and works in Boulder, CO.


Friday August 3, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

3:15pm

You Bow Your Way, I'll Bow Mine - Bridget Law, Jake Simpson (The Lil Smokies), John Brighton (Old Salt Union), Amanda B. Grapes (Pixie & The Partygrass Boys)
Join Bridget Law (of Elephant Revival), Jake Simpson (of The Lil Smokies) and John Brighton (of Old Salt Union) for a discussion and demonstration of their fiddle styles. Different backgrounds, techniques and preferences can all lead to noticeable differences in the way the instrument can sound when played. Bring your questions and thoughts about this incredible instrument and we will uncover its mysteries together!

Bridget's Waldorf education and backgrounds in dance and music led her to a creative lifestyle from a young age. Learning from a variety of adult female role models pulled her personality beyond what was only available within her family ties. By the time she was in her twenties, she was a recognizable and accepted fiddle player in a genre that at the time was dominated by men. By her early thirties, after extensive national touring, she and her band Elephant Revival, were headlining Red Rocks annually. Now, she's taken a step back to focus on what is most important to her--home. Currently she is building bridges in the Colorado music community for up and coming artists, festivals with a focus on sustainability and collaborations with amazing friends--such as Katie Gray and their endeavor to bring the experience of Empowered Hearts to people who are ready to go deeper. She is never short on opportunities to share her music and can be seen appearing as a special guest or alongside her husband in their band Tierro with Bridget Law. She is also helping with the production of Sister Wind, a festival spotlighting Women artists, on August 26th, 2018.

John Brighton was born into a musical family. His mother, a dental hygienist, played the piano, and his father, a mortician, played the trumpet. At the request of his parents, he began studying the Suzuki violin method at the age of 3. He naturally took to the instrument in grade school, and music became more of a passion and less of a hobby. In high school, he received traditional Western classical training. During this time he performed with many St. Louis area string quartets, orchestras, church groups, and jazz ensembles. John was the member of several local bands, highly sought on both on electric violin and electric bass guitar. After high school, John continued his training at Millikin University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, pursuing a degree in music performance. In 2012, he joined Old Salt Union and rapidly became hooked on this thing called 'Bluegrass'. After completing the spring semester at SIUE in 2013, John decided to put his studies on hold to devote all of his time to the band. OSU has been on the road full-time since the Summer of 2013.

From the age of five, Jake Simpson delved into the world of classical fiddling. He soon expanded his repertoire to include a plethora of fiddle styles ranging from bluegrass, country, rock, blues, Western swing, and Appalachian. At 16, Jake was the youngest member inducted into America’s Old-Time Fiddler’s Hall of Fame, and by the time he was 18, Jake had already released five studio albums. Wanting to share his love for fiddle, Jake became an instructor at Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp for five consecutive years. He is most recently known as the youngest and arguably most fiery member of Montana high-energy, five-piece band, The Lil Smokies.

Amanda B. Grapes is a Salt Lake City-based fiddler, violinist, and composer. Fluent in multiple musical genres, her original music draws from traditional bluegrass, Celtic, Classical, and more. Amanda has been playing the violin/fiddle since the age of two, and picked up fiddling at the age of seven when her family moved to the bluegrass state of Kentucky. Amanda is the fiddlist for Pixie and the Partygrass Boys, and also guests with WE DREAM DAWN and The Good Time Travelers.  Amanda graduated with honors from Furman University with a Bachelor of Science in Earth and Environmental Sciences while simultaneously studying music with Tom Joiner. She won the Furman Concerto Competition and graduated as concertmaster of the Symphony. As a child in Kentucky she won numerous fiddle contests and reentered the contest scene in 2015. She won both Utah State Fiddle Championships (Utah State Instrument Championship and the National Old Time fiddler’s State Contest) and was a finalist (top 5) at the Walnut Valley (Winfield) Old Time Fiddle Championship.


Friday August 3, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
7 - Workshop Tent

3:30pm

Contacting the Dark - Damian Leuthold
Real satisfaction comes from being in touch with self, other, and earth. In Contacting the Dark we find ease and curiosity together by covering our eyes and stopping the chatter. We rest, explore, and move on the ground and with each other.
Please come in cloths that are easy to move in. This workshop includes touch that is non-sexual and does not use hands.
I am Damian Leuthold, event producer, somatic counselor, movement educator, and performance artist. I hold that it is our right to be in touch with ourselves, in alignment with each other, and in tune with the natural world. Through lived experience I know that the discomforts that keep us separate will evaporate if we attend to them with care and move with them. I am a co-producer of Healer Village, a founding member of the BodyEARTH collective, and owner of Be in Touch.

Friday August 3, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

4:00pm

Yo-Yo 101 - Hunter
Come learn to use yo-yos of all types! Teaching unresponsive, looping, offstring, and counterweight styles. All skill levels are welcome, we'll teach you about the yo-yo and how far it has come as a skill toy. Come be a part of our community!

Friday August 3, 2018 4:00pm - 4:44pm
9 - Children's Village

4:30pm

Meditation Mandala Creation - Debbie Mathew
Guided Meditation to explore the Elements within, and use that information to create a unique personal mandala to shift to desired energies.
Debbie has been practicing yoga since 1981, making art all her life, and now uniting these 2 passions to teach 'Meditation through Mandala Creation'. She has 800 hour certification for Yoga Therapy through Integrative Yoga Therapy, and have taught thousands of hours; also a perennial student, and have blended many yoga traditions, highlighting alignment based asana, mudras, Pranayama and various forms of meditation. She has completed a Masters in Fine Arts, and has taught numerous courses. Now creating online course content for the Meditation Mandala Creation.


Friday August 3, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
7 - Workshop Tent

4:30pm

Intimacy Lab - Greg Hill
The Intimacy Lab is a held space for personal and relational exploration, learning, and a deep oxytocin dive. This lab is designed to support it's participants in giving voice to inner desires, deep listening, and feeling more personal and shared intimacy with greater trust and confidence.
Greg Hill resides in Boulder, Colorado and spends his free time working on Intimacy Lab, yoga, contact improv, authentic relating, and massage as well as dancing, biking, and skiing.. With 20 years in the IT field, Greg developed patience, attention to detail, and intuitive problem-solving. He also acquired training in massage techniques and operated an Asian bodywork school, which instilled in him complementary skills of non-linear thinking and intuition about human nature and the universe. Greg’s education in climate change, permaculture and biomimicry, and leadership roles in restoration projects taught him the interconnection between our relationship to Gaia and environmental health. Due to a degenerative eye condition resulting in gradual blindness, Greg sees better peripherally, giving him a “wide-angled” world view. This unique view drives him to see the world with a “soft focus”, or via the parasympathetic system, informing his view of the natural world and in non-verbal interpersonal interactions.

Friday August 3, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

4:44pm

Superfood Smoothie Galactivation Station & Cacao Sillymony - Shea EagleBear & Vedete RiverWolf
Are you ready to galactivate to the next level of your mind, body and spirit wellness? Join us to love, honor and respect our body temples! Roll up your sleeves as we get hands-on and concoct yummy organic superfood smoothies together while we learn about enzymes, bees, antioxidants and why our bodies love them! Then let's join together for a special cacao Sillymony before we drink our smoothies and take off to the stars!

Friday August 3, 2018 4:44pm - 5:30pm
9 - Children's Village

5:00pm

Collorful Collaboration (part 1) - FrankiZ
Together we all paint a mini-mural! With our brushes in hand, we color to our hearts content.

Friday August 3, 2018 5:00pm - 5:55pm
9 - Children's Village

5:00pm

Bodywork Exchange - Rachel Prairie Wiebeck
In this set of workshops, we’ll give and receive a 30 minute guided bodywork session to a fellow Arisee. Bring a friend and/or make a new friend. Each session will begin with an initial period of personal connection time guided by movement, breathe, arrival. There will be some experiential anatomy lessons and a guided sensing tour of our partnered bodies. During this time, we hope to inspire in each participant a deeper appreciation for the inherent wisdom of the bodily tissues. We will be guided in our bodywork trades together by the ever resonate appeal to Deepen our Listening.
Rachel Prairie Wiebeck has been steadily deepening into her tissues for nearly a decade. And to her, that means quite a bit. Relationship has been a guiding principle in life, and at this stage, the healing journey of relationship to self is maturing. Seated in the self, meeting the other, as a whole. There is a timing to it all, and Rachel Prairie is on a timeline that informs her movement across the land, paced by Nature. When meeting others, Rachel Prairie brings this deep sense of self, and this deep trust in Nature, supporting others in intuitive myofascial, integrative, visceral and cranial bodywork sessions. Her bodywork, sustained by fluid feminine listening, is punctuated by tutorship in The School of Disappearance, BodyMind Somanautics, the Barral Institute, Kaiut Yoga International and the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Her private practice, Prairie Ocean Bodywork, is located in the quiet heart of Niwot CO. Daily, Rachel Prairie dreams of building temples to stillness and rebuilding the good green earth.

Friday August 3, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

7:00pm

Somatic Cafe - Damian Leuthold
Welcome to the somatic cafe! For todays specials we have:
  • Belly rubbing
  • diner floating
  • scalp massage
  • and cradeling. Or your cheifs will be offering to you the somatic experience that you have longed for.

Friday August 3, 2018 7:00pm - 9:00pm
9.1 Healing Village
 
Saturday, August 4
 

8:00am

Small Acts; Big Impact: Fostering Regeneration - Organic India
At ORGANC INDIA we believe that the work we do as humans, matters.  We live our values every day in the decisions we make as a company and as individuals.  Join us for a mindful mala meditation and sound bath and learn how we are fostering regeneration from a holistic perspective through our environmental and social practices. Leave feeling empowered with how you can make a difference as one person on this large, interconnected planet. This workshop will explore: *   Regenerative agriculture *   Ancient herbs for modern life *   Community regeneration *   The collective impact of every ‘one’

Cat Zummer is the Training & Development Specialist at Organic India. Cat advocates health and wellness by living her motto to respect, honor, and elevate our planet and all who reside here. Kaitlyn Hickling is the Marketing & Social Media Coordinator at Organic India. She believes in an integrative health system where nutrition, herbs, and spirituality are at the core.



Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
7 - Workshop Tent

8:00am

Peace Qigong - Kathleen McGoey
Peace is within us, each and every moment. Let's gather as a community for an embodied experience that restores vitality, clarity, and peace through movement, visualization, and breath. Qigong (chee-gung) is a simple practice of moving energy intentionally through your body and beyond, and requires no previous experience. In peace qigong, you will sense your heartbeat connected to the heartbeat of mother earth, resonating with the heartbeat of all living beings. As you are guided through this form, you will experience harmonization of energies within and around you. This gentle method will help you feel centered and clear, and support our Arise experience by enhancing and uniting our shared intentions, vision, and compassion.
Kathleen McGoey began practicing qigong (chee-gung), a Daoist movement meditation, to grow in trust, joy, and freedom. Qigong helps to open physical and energetic pathways in the body through gentle movement, guided breath, and visualization. Practitioners experience increased vitality, relaxation, improved circulation, and better overall physical and emotional health. In this class, you will learn simple sequences that you can practice at home or in nature, and experience profound changes in your wellness. Kathleen is on an evolving journey as a peacemaker and has found qigong to be an important practice for integrating inner and outer experiences, and coming to rest in her center while also yielding to change. This discovery led her to write a book, Harmonizing Heavens and Earth: A Daoist Shamanic Approach to Elicitive Peacework, which explores her personal experiences with qigong, and draws connections to how qigong helps us develop skills for transforming conflict. Currently, Kathleen applies this practice in the field of restorative justice. She is the director of Longmont Community Justice Partnership, where she facilitates peacemaking processes and trains others in restorative justice practices. Kathleen is a member of the Lazuli Daoist Dipper Arts School, and an ordained Daoshi.

Saturday August 4, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
9.1 Healing Village

8:55am

Primordial Spirit Qi Gong - Jory Barnes
Qi gong is the art of cultivating qi/ energy. This class will focus on a set that is used to develop the awareness and energy of the three dan tians, or energy centers, within the body and circulating qi through the 8 extraordinary meridians. This increases physical and mental wellbeing creating a strong current for awakening and empowering the Yuan Shen, or Original Spirit. This form comes from the Temple Mountains of Wu Dang and is used to clear the body of the mundane in order to become a vessel for Spirit.
Jory Barnes is a wanderer of the Ways, explorer of the subtle realms and Maker of Magick. His path has taken him all over the world searching for deeper mystery and greater understanding. Tai Chi and Qi Gong has been a part of his journey for the past two decades, as well as the Western Esoteric Traditions, Druidry And Shaivism for a good part of it. He is committed to helping bring magick back to the world and sharing that which uplifts us all.


Saturday August 4, 2018 8:55am - 9:55am
7 - Workshop Tent

9:00am

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy - Margaret Rosenau
In Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy, we see and know--and feel and listen--in ways that are rare in our modern culture. With intention, whole body perception, and the capacity to rest in a slower pace, the practice of Biodynamic Craniosacral supports each of us in returning to a place within that is as old as the ground we all stand on and that has always been in contact with a deeper Intelligence and Purpose.

Workshop participants will:


  • Participate in a guided processes that will give you the opportunity to directly experience the Health, Wholeness, and Intelligence always present in your mind-body system.

  • Re-orient to your innate wellness and healing capacity.

  • Explore sensing the fluid rhythms and Intelligence of the Cerebrospinal Fluid

  • Experience a downshift in your nervous system and an increase in your perception.

  • Gain a conceptual understanding of some of the foundational principles and history of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy.

  • Discover new ways of thinking, perceiving, and being in relationship to health and healing.


No matter where you are on your healing journey, this workshop will support you in reconnecting to your innate health and healing capacity.

Margaret Rosenau, MA, RCST®, SEP, is the owner and lead instructor at the School of Inner Health in Denver. She has over twenty years of experience in holistic health as a somatic bodyworker and educator. Margaret is an approved teacher for the Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America, (BCTA-NA) and is certified in several bodywork modalities: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Somatic Experiencing®, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, and Polarity Therapy. She loves to teach from a place of depth and breadth – to bring the big picture into the specific moment and relate a specific experience to larger contexts. With the human body as her medium, she opens doorways that make both embodiment and aliveness more possible.

Saturday August 4, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
9.1 Healing Village

10:00am

Sound Temple - Paul Temple’s RadianceMatrix
Nourish your soul, mind and body in the healing waves of Tibetan singing bowls. Bathe in the harmonious vibrations of peace and beauty. Dissolve into another dimension – the pure land, the Buddha field -- into timelessness and stillness of mind.
Tibetan Healing bowls create a very pure sonic resonance that induces a deep inner stillness, mental calm and peaceful feeling. They are a simple but powerful path to inner peace, which is something difficult to find in our busy technological world.
So please come relax and meditate. The bowls are accompanied by flutes and mantra chanting. Participants may sit or lie down. Bring a blanket or pillow for extra comfort.
ARTIST BIO Peaceful. Penetrating. Pure. These words have been used to describe the music of Paul Temple’s RadianceMatrix, who has toured the USA and Canada offering Deep Peace Concerts as a path to beauty and inner peace. Paul has released albums with Deva Premal, Panache Desai and Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, played concerts with Tina Malia and Wah and been interviewed on Jonathan Goldman’s Healing Sounds Radio. His album RADIANCE MIXES with the voice of Deva Premal, went to #5 on iTunes World Music chart.
" Beautiful music, sacred space." - Deva Premal & Miten
"When Paul plays his Tibetan bowls, a sense of peace and euphoria permeates the entire room. It is impossible not to feel uplifted by his subtle yet powerful art form." - Tina Malia
www.RadianceMatrix.com www.Facebook.com/RadianceMatrix

Saturday August 4, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
9.1 Healing Village

10:05am

Get Off Your Grass and Create an Edible Yard - Brigitte Mars
Learn to live in harmony with nature, save water, money and the bees amd create and find wild edible plants everywhere for the best health ever. BethyLoveLight will open and close the workshop with conscious hip-hop.
Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook, The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant.
Brigitte and her daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars run Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte's other daughter is world famous activist/yogini-actress/ international model, Rainbeau Mars.
Bethy Love Light is a Conscious Hip Hop artist who offers Anthems for Avatars. Her entire mission is to help awaken and inspire the Peaceful Warriors of Planet Earth to continue journeying forth in creating a kind, sustainable, peaceful and evolutive world. She synergizes and mixes all her own music and writes all original lyrics.


Saturday August 4, 2018 10:05am - 11:05am
7 - Workshop Tent

11:00am

Friendship Bracelets & Woven Gods Eyes - Amalya & Ciana
Friendship bracelets- learn how to braid, weave, and knot various different bracelet patterns. Share it with a friend or tie it on your own wrist! With all of the different patterns in various skill levels // Woven Gods Eyes - This Native Mexican woven catcher is simple and beautiful to create through a meditative process of repetitive movement and colorful expression. We will gather sticks and natural fibers from the surrounding area to incorporate into the pieces we will be making with different colored yarns.

Saturday August 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Problem Solving Mystery by Myra Makes - Eliot and Caitlin
This problem-solving mystery with Myra Makes is a murder-mystery style roleplaying game in which the goal is to get to the bottom of a challenge in our fantasy society and work together to come to a solution. In part one, we'll each embody a character involved in the mystery and start to unwravel the elements of the challenge.

Saturday August 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Laughter Yoga - Jen Lennon
Join us for uplifting laughter! Come connect in a new way, release stress, boost your mood, express yourself and get energized, all in a playful and supportive environment.
Laughter Yoga consists of aerobic and playful laughter exercises, deep breathing, and embodied stretching designed to stimulate the diaphragm and the flow of oxygen through your body for enhanced physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
By releasing tension, stress, and overwhelm we allow our resiliency to re-surface and our perspective to shift. Laughter provides a much needed catharsis for our emotional bodies and it’s FUN!
Jennifer Lennon is a certified Laughter Yoga leader and has been teaching in Boulder, CO since 2010. Her classes, workshops, and laughter sessions are fun, energizing, and uplifting. Jennifer’s perspective is one of heart and humor and she feels strongly that we are living in an intelligent and responsive universe and that as individuals we are deeply resourced. She believes that Laughter Yoga is a tremendously effective way to release tension in a positive manner with results that are immediate and speak for themselves.

Saturday August 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

11:15am

Beyond Equality and Inclusion: Reimagining our Vision of Social Change - Sam Bullington
The imagined destination for social justice in U.S. society is often termed as “equality” and “inclusion” but what are the power dynamics inherent in this model? Such models are based on assimilation into a dysfunctional mainstream, which requires marginalized peoples to become more like privileged folks and doesn’t require privileged folks to change at all. Their role is “helping” marginalized folks become more like them, which will only bolster their dominance in society and perpetually create new outsider groups. I instead call for a decentering framework to prioritize marginalized voices/well-being and point to the need for change within privileged communities—for their own happiness, in addition to a more just society. Sam Bullington is a college professor, writer and public speaker, shamanic counselor and healer, and founder and director of Phoenix, Colorado's Transgender Community Choir.


Saturday August 4, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent

12:00pm

Creator's Card Game by Myra Makes - Eliot
The Creator's Card game by Myra Makes is a card game in which we can compete or collaborate to come up with creative solutions to far-out and real-world challenges, bringing our imaginations to life with arts and crafts supplies.

Saturday August 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:00pm

Yo-Yo 102 - Hunter
Come learn to use yo-yos of all types! Teaching unresponsive, looping, offstring, and counterweight styles. All skill levels are welcome, we'll teach you about the yo-yo and how far it has come as a skill toy. Come be a part of our community!

Saturday August 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:10pm

Hemp is the Answer - Shadi Ramey
This workshop will be all about hemp. History, growing, eating, using it on our skin.
Shadi Ramey writes and speaks about many foods related matters including: culinary anthropology, culinary herbalism, hemp nutrition and high-level plant based diets. Shadi 's recipes, classes and events are all are inspired by diverse food cultures from around the world. Shadi has an M.A. in Cultural Anthropology. She has been exploring culinary herbalism with a focus on spices and medicinal herbs. Shadi began her relationship with hemp in 2014 and is still very much in love.


Saturday August 4, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm
7 - Workshop Tent

12:30pm

Improv Theater - B.Love
Explore and play in a world built entirely by our imagination!

Saturday August 4, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:30pm

The Couple Dance - Rachel Prairie Wiebeck and Damian Leuthold
The couple that plays together stays together.  We will be supporting couples to expand their ease and desire to play with their partner.  Being comfortable interacting physically outside of sexuality fills in a gap in the expressive range of a couple.  It takes some of the pressure off of sexuality and allows for other ways of feeling connected, satisfied, and safe.
Rachel and Damian have been playing, healing, loving, and growing together since 2011.  This is their 5th year producing the Healers Village.

Saturday August 4, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

1:00pm

Hoop for Joy - Tara
Come hoop play with us! We will go over some fun and basic ways to spin, toss, and play with the hoop.

Saturday August 4, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
9 - Children's Village

1:20pm

Empowered Hearts - Bridget Law & Katie Gray
When we heal ourselves, we heal the World and that's just what Empowered Hearts aims to do: encourage deeper levels of self Love and acceptance so as to birth healing change for the collective. Empowered Hearts is a vision to gather people together and share new perspectives and insights of releasing fear by stepping into a stronger vibration of Love. Through local retreats and workshops, Katie Gray and Bridget Law combine their wisdom, friendship, music and love to birth the change they wish to see in the World.
Bridget's Waldorf education and backgrounds in dance and music led her to a creative lifestyle from a young age. Learning from a variety of adult female role models pulled her personality beyond what was only available within her family ties. By the time she was in her twenties, she was a recognizable and accepted fiddle player in a genre that at the time was dominated by men. By her early thirties, after extensive national touring, she and her band Elephant Revival, were headlining Red Rocks annually. Now, she's taken a step back to focus on what is most important to her--home. Currently she is building bridges in the Colorado music community for up and coming artists, festivals with a focus on sustainability and collaborations with amazing friends--such as Katie Gray and their endeavor to bring the experience of Empowered Hearts to people who are ready to go deeper. She is never short on opportunities to share her music and can be seen appearing as a special guest or alongside her husband in their band Tierro with Bridget Law. She is also helping with the production of Sister Wind, a festival spotlighting Women artists, on August 26th, 2018.
Katie is a singer, public speaker, activist and intuitive counselor. She has collaborated and/or shared the stage with artists such as: Band of Horses, Ani Difranco, The Polish Ambassador, Nightmares on Wax, Random Rab, Elephant Revival, The Burned, Ooah and more. Through the Emerging Women conferences in Boulder, CO and New York City, Katie spoke and performed her music to open the stage for both Brene Brown and Eve Ensler.  In 2013, she spent 2 weeks touring with Eve Ensler on a journey through India for the One Billion Rising movement in which she spoke and sang out against violence and abuse towards women.  Through years of studying meditation techniques and acquiring confidence and wisdom along the way, Katie leads motivational workshops and retreats ('Voice of Truth' and 'Empowered Hearts') with the focus to reprogram the mind to see ourselves and the World with a new vision of Love, forgiveness and fearlessness. Katie currently lives in the San Juan Islands of the coast of Washington State where she is writing her first book, completing her 3rd full length studio album and care giving for her beloved mother with dementia.


Saturday August 4, 2018 1:20pm - 2:05pm
7 - Workshop Tent

1:30pm

Creature Creation - FrankiZ
Utilizing recycled matter and found objects like natural materials, hand sewing techniques, and creative imagination to make our own magical friends, dolls & totems.

Saturday August 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
9 - Children's Village

1:30pm

Doll Making Action - Maria Flegas
From an inspired conversation within the Shamanic Dolls Company [Maria Flegas, Melinda Cary and Anastacia Dadashpour] comes the launching of the Doll Wall.
What if the walls on the borders were actual entities? What if they held our stories? If they could speak~ what would they say? What is it that makes a human Migrate~ and what are the edges that we encounter to do so internally and externally?
Doll Making is a shamanic process that asks a series of 7 questions~ geared towards externalizing a character and journey through the craft. Share your own story of 'crossing borders', inner and outer landscapes, past and future, and encountering 'edges' inside and out. With each question, another part of the doll is created~ and a part of the journey is revealed.
Dolls may be kept, or they may be donated to the larger "Doll Wall Project". Donations of $10 for materials requested.
Maria Flegas has been dancing since the womb. She is influenced by her Greek ancestral (ecstatic) dance, as well as many other forms such as Butoh, Yoruban, Modern, Tribal Fusion, and Acro Dance. As a former US gymnast and circus artist, her spirit has a propensity to fly as well as draw influence from deep in her body, the earth~ and stories of origin. Maria loves to facilitate Authentic Movement ~wherein the raw, uninterrupted impulse of the body can emerge from the softest of tissues. She also draws from elemental, ancestral and imagistic influences in facilitating Butoh and Ritual Movement. She is especially excited about working in different landscapes and building a fun and adventurous community experience.

Saturday August 4, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

2:00pm

Learn to be a DJ - David DeVine
Teach the chillins' how to dj, music selection, beat matching, looping, efx, etc...

Saturday August 4, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
9 - Children's Village

2:00pm

Fairy Making / Wand Making - Alais Clay & Amalya
Create your very own paper fairy doll and magical wand using lots of special materials!

Saturday August 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
9 - Children's Village

2:00pm

Funky Ferments: Pickle Making 101 - Shae EagleBear
Want to know what happens when your cucumber becomes a pickle? Have you ever thought about pickling your own cucumbers, carrots or even your little brother? In this hands-on tasteshop we will learn how to make pickles and then do some mystery pickled things tasting and try to guess what they are!

Saturday August 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
9 - Children's Village

2:00pm

Teen Vision of the Future - Melissa
You can manifest anything! Vision boards are a powerful way to bring anything you desire into your life. You not only have the power to change your life but to also be the change you wish to see in the world :)

Saturday August 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
9 - Children's Village

2:00pm

Community Grief Ritual - Beth Erlander
We, in this Western Culture, lack conscious ways to grieve. Come and learn about relating to grief. There are ways to keep it moving and there are ways to simply be with it. Grief is not a disease to be cured or fixed. Grief happens when we lose what we love. Grief is the opposite of Love and so when we give witness to it within a group setting, healing may happen and more space is made available for love and joy to flow through. This ritual will involve dropping into your own grief, naming this and being witnessed in the group. We will gather as a group with clear intention to release grief, both personal and collective, and then with heartfelt desire we will let it go so that more love can enter.
Beth Erlander aka The Grief Freak is a Body-Centered Arts Psychotherapist and Certified Creative Grief Coach. Her main passion is to help others grieve in order to allow more flow of love and joy-the opposite of grief. Her work is informed by 20 years of psychotherapy experience but most importantly her own experience of being thrown into the bowels of grief when her life partner fell off his mountain bike, broke his neck and became quadriplegic. Her grief coaching practice is deeply informed by this apprenticeship to grief. Beth lives with grief everyday and is keenly aware of her need to "clean out the pipes" of grief in order to live more authentically. Her grief rituals and coaching practice is informed by her grief mentor and dear friend Sobonfu Some whose main purpose in life was to teach Westerners how to grieve. Along with her grief coaching, she is dedicated to finding 'out of the box' ways to help grief move such as offering walking grief pilgrimages on the El Camino de Santiago in France and Spain. She is also deeply influenced by her connection to the natural world and the innate wisdom of her own body and movement and embodiment practices. Her website is www.yestreecounseling.com and follow her on Instagram for tips and tricks about grief at :www.instagram.com/beth_erlander_aka_grief_freak/


Saturday August 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

2:15pm

I Know My Rights, Man - Faisal Salahuddin
The workshop would teach attendees about their rights (as well as the limits of those rights) under the 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution with an emphasis on safe interactions with law enforcement in various settings such as on the street and in vehicles, at concerts and festivals, and at the airport. Participants will learn how to properly invoke their constitutional rights and will learn about law enforcement techniques designed to coerce individuals into waiving their rights.
Recognized by Thomson Reuters as a “Rising Star” in Criminal Defense for five straight years (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), as well as by Denver’s 5280 Magazine as a “Top Civil Rights Lawyer”, Faisal's Denver based law practice includes civil rights and criminal defense. Before becoming an attorney, Faisal was executive and artistic director for Djoliba Don, a West African Drum and Dance Company based in South Carolina. During that time, Faisal spent several years traveling back and forth from Guinea West Africa to the US where he taught Djembe and Balafon music all around the U.S. as well as wrote music for TV Commercials and starred in a feature documentary about music in Guinea, West Africa entitled “Boloba: Strong Hands”. Today, when not fighting dirty cops, Faisal also moonlights as one of the drummers for the Eric McFadden Trio when McFadden tours through Colorado as well as serving on the ACLU Speaker’s Bureau where he regularly presents on behalf of the ACLU of Colorado.



Saturday August 4, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent

3:00pm

Creating the City of Your Dreams (Part 2) by Myra Makes - Eliot & Caitlin
In part two of ""Creating the City of Your Dreams,"" (participation in part one not required), we'll play some games to get the creative juices flowing and do some rapid fire brainstorming and prototyping to implement some solutions to the challenges that align with the community values established in part one. We'll identify key roles that need to be fulfilled and decide who is going to serve each role

Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9 - Children's Village

3:00pm

Seed Bombs & Mushroom Lab
Kids learn about the parts of a plant. We discuss native and non native plants and the seasons. Children create clay balls infused with seeds to take home. // Mushroom Lab we establish that mushrooms are fungi (not plants) I explain the anatomy of a mushroom, their growth, method of production, ideal habitats and symbiotic relationships. Activity includes stamping mushrooms with ink on paper and other organic objects.

Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9 - Children's Village

3:00pm

Sustainable Pelvic Health - Alicia Patterson
The pelvis is viewed as the center of the bodily universe in many systems. This workshop will orient participants to the physical, energetic, emotional, and Spirit level processes of the womb.
In this workshop we will cover and practice :


  • practical and tangible self care tools / education (including cycle tracking, vaginal & perineal steaming, self massage practices for breast and pelvic health, hormones, fertility, healing around medical procedures and releasing cellular memory from the pelvis)

  • the neurobiology of the pelvis including the pelvic nerve, spine, complexity & nuances of the female reproductive system

  • working with pelvic tissue

  • visualization and clothed self-contact with the womb

  • the anatomy, nerves, & energetics of the cervix

While this workshop is female body oriented, all are welcome to attend and we will briefly cover male anatomy health also.
Alicia Patterson, MA, LPC, LMT, R-DMT, CYT is a Somatic Psychotherapist, Pelvic Care Practitioner, & Energy Worker trained in Dance Movement therapy and Body Psychotherapy, massage therapy, Health & Nutrition, Yoga, Holistic Pelvic Care & Energy Medicine Systems. She lives and works in Boulder, CO.

Saturday August 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

3:10pm

Harmonizing Organizing - Lu Aya of The Peace Poets
Workshop / Presentation
Harmonizing Organizing
This workshop opens a space to remember we are all makers of music! This magical power is an amazing resource in our struggles for social justice. Together we will tap into this power and explore the process of songwriting on the long walk to freedom.

Biography
The Peace Poets are a collective of extraordinary Hip Hop and Spoken Word artists who celebrate life and advocate for freedom, justice, and peace through music and poetry. With their original songs, chants, and poems, they have helped invigorate some the great social movements of our time — from the Movement for Black Lives, to resistance to mass incarceration, to campaigns for climate justice and immigrants’ rights. Hailing from The Bronx, the Peace Poets have performed in more than 40 countries, often with communities facing threats to their human rights, their land, and their freedom. They have rocked the microphones in schools, prisons, community centers, clubs, rallies, and refugee camps. In all their work — whether on stage, in a classroom, or in the streets — they are committed to rising up the power of people to be creative and connected. The Peace Poets live lives that face the crises of our current reality with art and action that heals, connects and reminds us that we can all be the medicine this world needs.


Saturday August 4, 2018 3:10pm - 4:10pm
7 - Workshop Tent

3:30pm

Body Ritual Movement - Maria Flegas
Body Ritual Movement is the name given by Diego Pinon of Tlalpujahuja Mexico describing his Butoh Influenced forms of body and ritual practices. Strongly influenced by Pinon, Maria will provide Ritual and Body exercises that integrate rhythm and rigor to open the energetic centers of the body. These openings loosen the gateways of perception into the movement practice. Butoh is known for contacting the unseen world, the magic from the "other side", dreamscape, image and deep soulscapes. The elements are used as an abstract way into the psyche ~ bridging life in all it's dimensions~ and allows for the personal to relate with the infinite. The invitation is to feel deeply, to let the body express and reveal, share from the finite spaces in the body, and to let the soul surface.
Maria Flegas has been dancing since the womb. She is influenced by her Greek ancestral (ecstatic) dance, as well as many other forms such as Butoh, Yoruban, Modern, Tribal Fusion, and Acro Dance. As a former US gymnast and circus artist, her spirit has a propensity to fly as well as draw influence from deep in her body, the earth~ and stories of origin. Maria loves to facilitate Authentic Movement ~wherein the raw, uninterrupted impulse of the body can emerge from the softest of tissues. She also draws from elemental, ancestral and imagistic influences in facilitating Butoh and Ritual Movement. She is especially excited about working in different landscapes and building a fun and adventurous community experience.


Saturday August 4, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

4:20pm

Global Purpose Movement Presents: Embody Your Purpose with Andrea Dennis & Carly Visk
Each one of you has chosen to be here on Earth at this critical moment in the history of humanity. And for a good reason: you have a purpose -- a unique gift to contribute to the world. The path of embodying your purpose is not an easy one. It confronts the limitations of mind and social conditioning. It is an ongoing, exhilarating journey, and if you feel a calling to embody your purpose more fully, we invite you to come explore this edge with us. In this workshop, you will connect to the energy of purpose through meditation, interactive exercises, and movement. You will learn to experience your unique purpose as a dynamic state of being that can serve as a somatic guide to living the fullest expression of who you are.

Bio:

Carly Visk is a creator of sacred space for the Global Purpose Movement. She teaches yoga and meditation and has a passion for the mystery of consciousness and transformation. She enjoys co-creating space that not only fosters inner transformation but also supports the sharing of creative ideas for bringing more balance and peace into our relationships. She loves to sing and study with plant medicines and ceremonial leaders from Brazil, Colombia, North America and Europe who inspire her to work towards manifesting the vision of an Earth that can be protected and shared by all living things.
 Andrea Dennis is a charismatic organizer, fundraiser, and facilitator in the fields of cultural exchange, fair trade, service learning and sacred connection. She is committed to creating space for transformation to emerge for individuals and the collective. Through organizing, facilitating, interviewing, and hosting, Andrea supports deep personal and group connection. Her approach is influenced by a wide-ranging background in multiple fields including: meditation, yoga, permaculture, and community organizing. She received teacher trainings in Primordial Sound Meditation from the Chopra Center; a 200hr yoga teacher-training course from Yoga Now Chicago; a certification for Fundraising from the Heart by Lynne Twist; a permaculture Design Certificate at the Earth Activist Training by Starhawk and Charles Williams; and became a Life-Cycle Celebrant through the Celebrant Institute and Foundation. Andrea is a published author in the anthology Purpose Rising. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Chicago Social Enterprise Alliance and currently serves with Chicago Fair Trade. She volunteers with Chicago elderly and youth, and is lovingly committed to bringing forth a flourishing existence for all beings. She rides her bike around the city and enjoys lounging.



Saturday August 4, 2018 4:20pm - 5:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent

4:30pm

Make Your Own Ice Cream - Festival Chef
Make and enjoy you own idea cream with the Festial Chef [new and improved recipe from last year] + Dairy free options!!

Saturday August 4, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
9 - Children's Village

4:30pm

StarWater Collective Magick! [Teens +] - Zoe Clare StarWater
StarWater Magick Collective encourages Art, Activism, Poetry, and Music as a vehicle for social change. Are you are drawn towards community leadership or do you shy away from the spotlight? This workshop will share methods to build self-confidence, interactive creativity, and listening techniques as we collaborate on a multi-media performance piece. We will transform our expression into a powerful co-creative experience, your participation IS the magick, so bring your inspired contribution!

Saturday August 4, 2018 4:30pm - 5:15pm
9 - Children's Village

4:30pm

Intimacy Lab - Greg Hill
The Intimacy Lab is a held space for personal and relational exploration, learning, and a deep oxytocin dive. This lab is designed to support it's participants in giving voice to inner desires, deep listening, and feeling more personal and shared intimacy with greater trust and confidence.
Greg Hill resides in Boulder, Colorado and spends his free time working on Intimacy Lab, yoga, contact improv, authentic relating, and massage as well as dancing, biking, and skiing.. With 20 years in the IT field, Greg developed patience, attention to detail, and intuitive problem-solving. He also acquired training in massage techniques and operated an Asian bodywork school, which instilled in him complementary skills of non-linear thinking and intuition about human nature and the universe. Greg’s education in climate change, permaculture and biomimicry, and leadership roles in restoration projects taught him the interconnection between our relationship to Gaia and environmental health. Due to a degenerative eye condition resulting in gradual blindness, Greg sees better peripherally, giving him a “wide-angled” world view. This unique view drives him to see the world with a “soft focus”, or via the parasympathetic system, informing his view of the natural world and in non-verbal interpersonal interactions.

Saturday August 4, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

5:00pm

Colorful Collaboration - Franki Zinke
Together we all paint a mini-mural! With our brushes in hand, we color to our hearts content.

Saturday August 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
9 - Children's Village

5:00pm

Bodywork Exchange - Rachel Prairie Wiebeck
In this set of workshops, we’ll give and receive a 30 minute guided bodywork session to a fellow Arisee. Each session will begin with an initial period of personal connection time guided by movement, breathe, arrival. There will be some experiential anatomy lessons and a guided sensing tour of our partnered bodies. During this time, we hope to inspire in each participant a deeper appreciation for the inherent wisdom of the bodily tissues. We will be guided in our bodywork trades together by the ever resonate appeal to Deepen our Listening.
Rachel Prairie Wiebeck has been steadily deepening into her tissues for nearly a decade. And to her, that means quite a bit. Relationship has been a guiding principle in life, and at this stage, the healing journey of relationship to self is maturing. Seated in the self, meeting the other, as a whole. There is a timing to it all, and Rachel Prairie is on a timeline that informs her movement across the land, paced by Nature. When meeting others, Rachel Prairie brings this deep sense of self, and this deep trust in Nature, supporting others in intuitive myofascial, integrative, visceral and cranial bodywork sessions. Her bodywork, sustained by fluid feminine listening, is punctuated by tutorship in The School of Disappearance, BodyMind Somanautics, the Barral Institute, Kaiut Yoga International and the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Her private practice, Prairie Ocean Bodywork, is located in the quiet heart of Niwot CO. Daily, Rachel Prairie dreams of building temples to stillness and rebuilding the good green earth.

Saturday August 4, 2018 5:00pm - 6:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

8:30pm

Blindfolded Participatory Performance - Damian Leuthold
Are you ready to go beyond the veil into the unknown, past sight and light? Here is your chance to go on a blindfolded experiential sensory journey where the performance is not just in your head. This event might include non-sexual touch. Come sober and NOT CREEPY.
I am Damian Leuthold, event producer, somatic counselor, movement educator, and performance artist. I hold that it is our right to be in touch with ourselves, in alignment with each other, and in tune with the natural world. Through lived experience I know that the discomforts that keep us separate will evaporate if we attend to them with care and move with them. I am a co-producer of Healer Village, a founding member of the BodyEARTH collective, and owner of Be in Touch.

Saturday August 4, 2018 8:30pm - 11:00pm
9.1 Healing Village
 
Sunday, August 5
 

8:00am

Hooping 101 - Natalie Franciose
Come hang out and learn new ways to wield your own energy to better serve your hoop flow. Integrate your body before you play! Natalie will be guiding you to connect with your body during a hoop stretch series, along with on and off body moves taught, hand technique, shapes and concepts that you can apply to any prop.  All ages and skill level, we are able to adapt however novice or advanced, all humans welcome! Feel free to bring your favorite hoop, some will be provided along with some special surprises... See you there!

BIO:

Where did she come from, and where has she gone? Natalie Franciose hales from Whidbey Island and this fairy has called Colorado home for a decade now, having had a stint out east where she learned to hoop in college at Radford, Virginia. The hoop quickly became her best friend, fueling her heart and mind, grounding her and helping her soul's dance come to life. She urned to teach, connect and heal people, so upon graduating with her masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine she began her practice in TCM- Acupuncture and Herbalism. Dedicating her time and energy to deeper learning so that she may be an ally in helping people find their balance.




Sunday August 5, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
7 - Workshop Tent

8:00am

Peace Qigong - Kathleen McGoey
Peace is within us, each and every moment. Let's gather as a community for an embodied experience that restores vitality, clarity, and peace through movement, visualization, and breath. Qigong (chee-gung) is a simple practice of moving energy intentionally through your body and beyond, and requires no previous experience. In peace qigong, you will sense your heartbeat connected to the heartbeat of mother earth, resonating with the heartbeat of all living beings. As you are guided through this form, you will experience harmonization of energies within and around you. This gentle method will help you feel centered and clear, and support our Arise experience by enhancing and uniting our shared intentions, vision, and compassion.
Kathleen McGoey began practicing qigong (chee-gung), a Daoist movement meditation, to grow in trust, joy, and freedom. Qigong helps to open physical and energetic pathways in the body through gentle movement, guided breath, and visualization. Practitioners experience increased vitality, relaxation, improved circulation, and better overall physical and emotional health. In this class, you will learn simple sequences that you can practice at home or in nature, and experience profound changes in your wellness. Kathleen is on an evolving journey as a peacemaker and has found qigong to be an important practice for integrating inner and outer experiences, and coming to rest in her center while also yielding to change. This discovery led her to write a book, Harmonizing Heavens and Earth: A Daoist Shamanic Approach to Elicitive Peacework, which explores her personal experiences with qigong, and draws connections to how qigong helps us develop skills for transforming conflict. Currently, Kathleen applies this practice in the field of restorative justice. She is the director of Longmont Community Justice Partnership, where she facilitates peacemaking processes and trains others in restorative justice practices. Kathleen is a member of the Lazuli Daoist Dipper Arts School, and an ordained Daoshi.

Sunday August 5, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
9.1 Healing Village

9:00am

Finding Your Way Through Nourishment, Movement and Empowerment - Heath Perry
DESCRIPTION:
"The most rewarding thing you can do is strive for your full potential”
Learn what it takes to calm your mind, heal your heart, connect your soul and invigorate your body so you can live life to the fullest.

BIO:
Based in Ojai, CA, working locally and nationally,  inspiring people to find ways to feel better by resolving pain issues, addictive habits, and self empowerment.

"I've been on a quest for the elixirs of life and longevity for 30 plus years. I never tire of the journey to find new ways to develop not just my health and well-being but everyone I come in contact with. Every moment is ripe for a good healthy interaction and an opportunity to grow."




Sunday August 5, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
7 - Workshop Tent

9:30am

Earth My Body - Gaia Surya
Earth My Body

Connect with the Earth through the wild splendor of your body in this movement workshop.

Gaia Surya is an earth witch, community leader, and hands-on somatic counselor. They lead gatherings, rituals, and workshops that invite us to open our hearts and sensual bodies to our connections with the ecosystem.

Sunday August 5, 2018 9:30am - 11:00am
9.1 Healing Village

9:45am

Qigong For Organ Strengthening and Cleansing - Sher Eng
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese system of postures, exercises, breathing techniques, and meditations to improve one’s Qi (pronounced “chi”; Life Force Energy. It is an excellent way to take charge of your health. The Qi Gong for Organ Strengthening and Cleansing class has a focus on flushing out toxins and strengthening every organ and cell in the body by opening blockages in the energy field of specific organs. I will guide the participants step-by-step through a therapeutic blend of focused movement, deep breathing and creative visualization techniques to: Circulate Qi (Life Force Energy) to rejuvenate the entire body; Revitalize key organs (lung, heart, liver, stomach, intestines, kidneys and gall bladder) responsible for moving toxins; Soothe one’s nervous system so it releases feel-good chemicals instead of stress hormones; Restore mental clarity by harmonizing the right and left brain; and Eliminate anxiety and center yourself through energy balancing movements.

Sher’s passion for the various modes of cultivating Qi (chi), life force energy, began as a young child when her mother, of Chinese descent, taught Sher Tui Na massage as practiced by Shaolin monks. Sher, influenced by her Traditional Chinese Medicine background, continued her journey of cultivating Qi through the Arts of Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga, Paranayama and meditation. A Reiki Master for fourteen years, Sher channels healing Universal Life Force Energy with her patients. Sher is happy and grateful to share her class: Qi Gong for Organ Strengthening and Cleansing, a natural and conscious way of honoring our body temples.


Sunday August 5, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
4 - StarWater Stage

10:00am

Empowered Hearts - Bridget Law & Katie Gray
When we heal ourselves, we heal the World and that's just what Empowered Hearts aims to do: encourage deeper levels of self Love and acceptance so as to birth healing change for the collective. Empowered Hearts is a vision to gather people together and share new perspectives and insights of releasing fear by stepping into a stronger vibration of Love. Through local retreats and workshops, Katie Gray and Bridget Law combine their wisdom, friendship, music and love to birth the change they wish to see in the World.
Bridget's Waldorf education and backgrounds in dance and music led her to a creative lifestyle from a young age. Learning from a variety of adult female role models pulled her personality beyond what was only available within her family ties. By the time she was in her twenties, she was a recognizable and accepted fiddle player in a genre that at the time was dominated by men. By her early thirties, after extensive national touring, she and her band Elephant Revival, were headlining Red Rocks annually. Now, she's taken a step back to focus on what is most important to her--home. Currently she is building bridges in the Colorado music community for up and coming artists, festivals with a focus on sustainability and collaborations with amazing friends--such as Katie Gray and their endeavor to bring the experience of Empowered Hearts to people who are ready to go deeper. She is never short on opportunities to share her music and can be seen appearing as a special guest or alongside her husband in their band Tierro with Bridget Law. She is also helping with the production of Sister Wind, a festival spotlighting Women artists, on August 26th, 2018.
Katie is a singer, public speaker, activist and intuitive counselor. She has collaborated and/or shared the stage with artists such as: Band of Horses, Ani Difranco, The Polish Ambassador, Nightmares on Wax, Random Rab, Elephant Revival, The Burned, Ooah and more. Through the Emerging Women conferences in Boulder, CO and New York City, Katie spoke and performed her music to open the stage for both Brene Brown and Eve Ensler. In 2013, she spent 2 weeks touring with Eve Ensler on a journey through India for the One Billion Rising movement in which she spoke and sang out against violence and abuse towards women. Through years of studying meditation techniques and acquiring confidence and wisdom along the way, Katie leads motivational workshops and retreats ('Voice of Truth' and 'Empowered Hearts') with the focus to reprogram the mind to see ourselves and the World with a new vision of Love, forgiveness and fearlessness. Katie currently lives in the San Juan Islands of the coast of Washington State where she is writing her first book, completing her 3rd full length studio album and care giving for her beloved mother with dementia.


Sunday August 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
7 - Workshop Tent

10:00am

Geomancy: Singing with the Earth - Erin
This workshop talks about all of the ways you can connect to and work with the chakra system of the Earth, also known as Ley Lines. We will work with dousing, pendulums, and intuition, to feel where there may be ley lines moving through the land. We will make our own intentional vortex and activate it through intention and sound!!!

Sunday August 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
9 - Children's Village

10:00am

Nature Explorers - Daelinar
Explore the nature of beautiful Sunrise Ranch, learn what native plants are in the area and enjoy and educational expedition!

Sunday August 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
9 - Children's Village

10:00am

Sound Temple - Paul Temple’s RadianceMatrix
Nourish your soul, mind and body in the healing waves of Tibetan singing bowls. Bathe in the harmonious vibrations of peace and beauty. Dissolve into another dimension – the pure land, the Buddha field -- into timelessness and stillness of mind.
Tibetan Healing bowls create a very pure sonic resonance that induces a deep inner stillness, mental calm and peaceful feeling. They are a simple but powerful path to inner peace, which is something difficult to find in our busy technological world.
So please come relax and meditate. The bowls are accompanied by flutes and mantra chanting. Participants may sit or lie down. Bring a blanket or pillow for extra comfort.
ARTIST BIO Peaceful. Penetrating. Pure. These words have been used to describe the music of Paul Temple’s RadianceMatrix, who has toured the USA and Canada offering Deep Peace Concerts as a path to beauty and inner peace. Paul has released albums with Deva Premal, Panache Desai and Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo, played concerts with Tina Malia and Wah and been interviewed on Jonathan Goldman’s Healing Sounds Radio. His album RADIANCE MIXES with the voice of Deva Premal, went to #5 on iTunes World Music chart.
" Beautiful music, sacred space." - Deva Premal & Miten
"When Paul plays his Tibetan bowls, a sense of peace and euphoria permeates the entire room. It is impossible not to feel uplifted by his subtle yet powerful art form." - Tina Malia
www.RadianceMatrix.com www.Facebook.com/RadianceMatrix

Sunday August 5, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
9.1 Healing Village

11:00am

Geomancy
We have come to discover how powerful sound can be for soothing the body, centering the self, calming the mind. This workshop leads us through exercises that connect us to the power center of the body, the breath! With a true connection to the breath, you can learn how to tone with power. Through toning you can immediately experience the effects of sound on your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.By literally massaging body and mind from the inside out, meditative toning can help you focus and relax; release negative emotions; reduce stress; and improve stamina and concentration.Toning synchronizes the brainwaves and helps relieve tension within a few minutes.

Sunday August 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Problem Solving Mystery (Part 2) by Myra Makes - Eliot and Caitlin
This problem-solving mystery with Myra Makes is a murder-mystery style roleplaying game in which the goal is to get to the bottom of a challenge in our fantasy society and work together to come to a solution. In part one, we'll each embody a character involved in the mystery and start to unwravel the elements of the challenge.

Sunday August 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Sacred Synergy Council: ReWilding Our Children [for parents] - Katie
Sacred Synergy Council for Parents: ReWilding Our Children. Parents will have the opportunity to sit together in circle and explore the concepts around Rewilding Childhood. The benefits, the risks, the fears and hopes we have for supporting each other through offering free range experiences for our children and why bringing our children back to the Earth is most sacred & important to our communities and future.

Sunday August 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Woven Gods Eyes & Basic Loom Weaving - Amalya & Ciana
This Native Mexican woven catcher is simple and beautiful to create through a meditative process of repetitive movement and colorful expression. We will gather sticks and natural fibers from the surrounding area to incorporate into the pieces we will be making with different colored yarns. // Basic Loom Weaving - learn to weave with natural and found materials! We will use yarn to weave with as well as let the kids explore and see what found materials they can incorporate into their projects.

Sunday August 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:00am

Laughter Yoga - Jen Lennon
Join us for uplifting laughter! Come connect in a new way, release stress, boost your mood, express yourself and get energized, all in a playful and supportive environment.
Laughter Yoga consists of aerobic and playful laughter exercises, deep breathing, and embodied stretching designed to stimulate the diaphragm and the flow of oxygen through your body for enhanced physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
By releasing tension, stress, and overwhelm we allow our resiliency to re-surface and our perspective to shift. Laughter provides a much needed catharsis for our emotional bodies and it’s FUN!
Jennifer Lennon is a certified Laughter Yoga leader and has been teaching in Boulder, CO since 2010. Her classes, workshops, and laughter sessions are fun, energizing, and uplifting. Jennifer’s perspective is one of heart and humor and she feels strongly that we are living in an intelligent and responsive universe and that as individuals we are deeply resourced. She believes that Laughter Yoga is a tremendously effective way to release tension in a positive manner with results that are immediate and speak for themselves.

Sunday August 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

11:11am

Circus Skills - Chris Hopper
Run off and join the circus! We will learn and play with a variety of ground skills (sorry, no aerial apparatus here) including juggling objects, plate spinning, diabolo (chinese yo-yo), flower sticks, stilts, poi spinning, balance boards, and walking globe. Did you know that object manipulation skills greatly improve and develop brain function, focus, body awareness and coordination? All while being super fun and rewarding! If we get enough kids we can also play games with a giant parachute!! Come join the fun.

Sunday August 5, 2018 11:11am - 12:00pm
9 - Children's Village

11:15am

Natural Remedies for Mental and Emotional Health - Brigitte Mars
Learn to use food, herbs, supplements, essential oils and lifestyle techniques for conditions such as depression, fear, anger, grief, trauma, insomnia. Also enhancing intelligence. BethyLoveLight will open and close the workshop with conscious hip hop.
Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and The School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Arise, Envision and Unify Festivals, and The Mayo Clinic. She blogs for the Huffington Post and Care2. She is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
Brigitte is the author of many books and DVDs, including The Natural First Aid Handbook, The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing, The Country Almanac of Home Remedies, The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine, Beauty by Nature, Addiction Free Naturally, The Sexual Herbal, Healing Herbal Teas, Rawsome! and co-author of The HempNut Cookbook. DVDs include Sacred Psychoactive, Herbal Wizardry for Kids of all Ages, Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, Overcoming Addictions, and Natural Remedies for Emotional Health. Her latest project is a phone app called IPlant.
Brigitte and her daughter, Sunflower Sparkle Mars run Herb Camp for Kids in Boulder, Colorado. Brigitte's other daughter is world famous activist/yogini-actress/ international model, Rainbeau Mars.
Bethy Love Light is a Conscious Hip Hop artist who offers Anthems for Avatars. Her entire mission is to help awaken and inspire the Peaceful Warriors of Planet Earth to continue journeying forth in creating a kind, sustainable, peaceful and evolutive world. She synergizes and mixes all her own music and writes all original lyrics.


Sunday August 5, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
7 - Workshop Tent

12:00pm

How Do Magnets Work and Other Science Questions Answered by Myra Makes - Eliot & Caitlin
The Myra Makes team will use a combination of hands-on learning and demonstrations and a Q&A session to answer science questions such as ""how do magnets work?"" and ""what is life?""

Sunday August 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:00pm

Mystic Journey to Find Your Spirit Animal - Shae EagleBear & Vedete RiverWolf
Wings? Fins? Claws? Paws? Together we go on a Mystic Journey to discover our Spirit Animal through interactive guided meditation accompanied by the sounds of the medicine drum. When we get back to planet earth, we will have markers, feathers & masks to bring our spirit animals to life!

Sunday August 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:00pm

Yo-Yo 103 - Hunter
Come learn to use yo-yos of all types! Teaching unresponsive, looping, offstring, and counterweight styles. All skill levels are welcome, we'll teach you about the yo-yo and how far it has come as a skill toy. Come be a part of our community!

Sunday August 5, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
9 - Children's Village

12:30pm

Reinventing Revolution: Bringing Heart, Spirit, Courage, Connection, and Commitment To Our Hurting World
DESCRIPTION:
Activism is so often seen as only for a select few.  Yet every time we make a choice, we affect our world and our earth.  So every single one of us are "activists."  It is not; CAN one person make a difference?  It is that each and every one of us DOES make the difference.  What we have to ask ourselves is, "What KIND of a difference do i want to make with the gift of my life?"  In today's hurting world, we need to reinvent what it means to be actively engaged.  We do not need more hurt, anger, hatred, and violence.  Today's challenging times call for us to bring the very best of ourselves forward with a commitment to connection every step of the way.
Join in a conversation about how to uplift one another and ourselves even as we work to dismantle the destructive and oppressive systems and structures.


Sunday August 5, 2018 12:30pm - 1:15pm
7 - Workshop Tent

12:30pm

Group Cuddling and Consent Workshop - Kassandra Brown
Based on Cuddle Party Rules, this workshop takes us through the Rules of Cuddling with experiential exercises then sets us free to explore cuddling the way we want it. We'll create an environment for group platonic, consensual touch that is safe, fun, and nurturing. Community Cuddles brings together people from different walks of life to explore giving and receiving loving touch. Not only that, but it promotes a culture that is built around consent! You do not have to do anything that you don't want to at our Cuddle – you're completely at choice. Most people show up kind of nervous and leave relaxed, grateful, and really glad they came.
I'm looking forward to meeting, connecting, and working with you.

THE RULES OF CUDDLING*


  • Clothes stay on for the whole event.

  • You do not have to touch anyone, ever.

  • You must ask permission and receive a verbal YES before you touch anyone. Please be specific in your requests.

  • If you’re yes, say YES. If you’re a no, say NO.

  • If you’re a maybe, say NO. You can always change your mind.

  • You are encouraged to change your mind.

  • Respect your relationship agreements and communicate with your partner.

  • Get your facilitator or assistant if you have a question or concern or if you need assistance with anything during the event.

  • Tears and laughter are both welcome.

  • Respect people’s privacy when sharing about your experiences.

  • Keep the cuddle space tidy and help clean up.


*Based on Cuddle Party Rules

I am Kassandra Brown, Professional Cuddler, Coach, and Educator, I believe that consensual touch has the power to change the world and create a kind yet powerful revolution. My work has taken me into being a yoga and meditation teacher, a homebirthing mom, the founder of ParentCoaching.org, a member of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, a somatic sex educator, and now a Cuddlist. I love distilling my vast experiences into simple tools that uplift my clients’, friends’, and family’s lives enabling them to connect more deeply with each other, themselves, and the earth. Visit Cuddlist.com/Kassandra to learn more and book time with me.

Sunday August 5, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

1:30pm

Reigniting Passion - Sam Bullington
Are you tired of plodding along through life? Are you feeling blah, stagnant, unmotivated, disconnected from your dreams? Are you feeling rushed, overscheduled, fragmented, like you are physically present in your life but not really there? If this sounds familiar, come rekindle your inner fire in this workshop on PASSION! Spring and summer are times of quickening growth, increasing light, and rising energy. Come tap into this seasonal energy of new life and leave filled with inspiration, excitement, and renewed purpose!
Sam Bullington is a college professor, writer and public speaker, shamanic counselor and healer, and founder and director of Phoenix, Colorado's Transgender Community Choir.


Sunday August 5, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
7 - Workshop Tent

2:00pm

Community Grief Ritual - Beth Erlander
We, in this Western Culture, lack conscious ways to grieve. Come and learn about relating to grief. There are ways to keep it moving and there are ways to simply be with it. Grief is not a disease to be cured or fixed. Grief happens when we lose what we love. Grief is the opposite of Love and so when we give witness to it within a group setting, healing may happen and more space is made available for love and joy to flow through. This ritual will involve dropping into your own grief, naming this and being witnessed in the group. We will gather as a group with clear intention to release grief, both personal and collective, and then with heartfelt desire we will let it go so that more love can enter.
Beth Erlander aka The Grief Freak is a Body-Centered Arts Psychotherapist and Certified Creative Grief Coach. Her main passion is to help others grieve in order to allow more flow of love and joy-the opposite of grief. Her work is informed by 20 years of psychotherapy experience but most importantly her own experience of being thrown into the bowels of grief when her life partner fell off his mountain bike, broke his neck and became quadriplegic. Her grief coaching practice is deeply informed by this apprenticeship to grief. Beth lives with grief everyday and is keenly aware of her need to "clean out the pipes" of grief in order to live more authentically. Her grief rituals and coaching practice is informed by her grief mentor and dear friend Sobonfu Some whose main purpose in life was to teach Westerners how to grieve. Along with her grief coaching, she is dedicated to finding 'out of the box' ways to help grief move such as offering walking grief pilgrimages on the El Camino de Santiago in France and Spain. She is also deeply influenced by her connection to the natural world and the innate wisdom of her own body and movement and embodiment practices. Her website is www.yestreecounseling.com and follow her on Instagram for tips and tricks about grief at :www.instagram.com/beth_erlander_aka_grief_freak/


Sunday August 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
9.1 Healing Village

2:45pm

Fierce Flippers - Brion
Your basic ninja skills training!

Sunday August 5, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
9 - Children's Village

2:45pm

Ninja Kids: Overcoming Obstacles through the Art of Parkour - Chris
Come learn the art of movement called parkour! We will have fun moving our bodies and learning how to use them to safely and effectively overcome obstacles, both physical and mental. Run, crawl, jump, roll, balance, climb, and vault! We will also learn the art of falling for injury prevention. All these skills maintain and enhance the body's mobility, strength, and flexibility.

Sunday August 5, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
9 - Children's Village

2:45pm

Spoken Word: The Connectors - The Peace Poets
Workshop / Presentation
Spoken Word: The Connectors
Join us in the journey across words and into the jungles of our spirits. Gather with us to be present to our pain and our joy, our stress and our hope, our confusion and our rebellious aliveness! We will write, write, share, listen and grow in a good way as we tap into our ability to express and connect!

Biography
The Peace Poets are a remix of Hip-Hop, Spoken Word and Freedom Fighting. They are 5 artists and childhood friends, rooted in the community and culture of Uptown NYC. In 13 years they have built relationships with frontline communities and have invigorated the social movements of our times with chants, songs and poems used throughout the nation. Their work has supported communities struggling for climate justice, indigenous sovereignty, just immigration, affordable housing, accessible education, real equality for Black Lives, and an end to war, torture and mass incarceration. They live lives that face the crises of our current reality with art and action that heals, connects and reminds us that we can all be the medicine this world needs.


Sunday August 5, 2018 2:45pm - 3:45pm
7 - Workshop Tent

3:00pm

Intimacy Lab - Greg Hill
The Intimacy Lab is a held space for personal and relational exploration, learning, and a deep oxytocin dive. This lab is designed to support it's participants in giving voice to inner desires, deep listening, and feeling more personal and shared intimacy with greater trust and confidence.
Greg Hill resides in Boulder, Colorado and spends his free time working on Intimacy Lab, yoga, contact improv, authentic relating, and massage as well as dancing, biking, and skiing.. With 20 years in the IT field, Greg developed patience, attention to detail, and intuitive problem-solving. He also acquired training in massage techniques and operated an Asian bodywork school, which instilled in him complementary skills of non-linear thinking and intuition about human nature and the universe. Greg’s education in climate change, permaculture and biomimicry, and leadership roles in restoration projects taught him the interconnection between our relationship to Gaia and environmental health. Due to a degenerative eye condition resulting in gradual blindness, Greg sees better peripherally, giving him a “wide-angled” world view. This unique view drives him to see the world with a “soft focus”, or via the parasympathetic system, informing his view of the natural world and in non-verbal interpersonal interactions.

Sunday August 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

3:00pm

Painting Circle [Teens +] - Franki Zinke
Generating creative collaboration"" Here we sit in circle around the altar of paint colors and brushes after we have all found a piece of bark/ wood/ stick/ rock/ canvas... to paint on. We dip our brushes and paint with the colors we resonate with. Then, after 3 minutes, we pass our piece to the person on our left and receive the piece from the person on our right to continue the painting that has been started, until each piece that is being painted has traveled around the whole circle. At the end you will find the piece that you started with, a fully collaborative painting created by the circle of people sitting with you.

Sunday August 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
9 - Children's Village

3:30pm

BUTOH: Body Alchemy - Maureen Momo Freehill
BUTOH: Body Alchemy offers key practices drawn from soul-guided movement and embodiment; including lineages of Kazuo Ohno (Japanese Butoh Dance), Richard Rudd (Gene Keys/Human Design), Anna Halprin (Self Portrait & WilderDance). Guided by elements of nature inside and out, explore potent tools for building sensual, artistic and emotional capacity, while integrating your wildly unique genius into embodied life. Unifying our creativity, healing and activism.
Maureen Momo Freehill, MFA is Founder/Artistic Director of Butopia Retreat Center; offering nature- based retreats, performances & intuitive somatic wellness training on Whidbey Island, WA (www.butopia.net). She's also faculty and board member of non-profit NatureMoves based in Boulder area (www.naturemoves.org) dedicated to nurturing embodied creative intimacy between humans and the natural world. With over 30 years experience as an improvisational performer, educator, director and coach she's recognized internationally for innovative fusing of eastern & western modalities with nature while viewing performance as a vehicle for fostering personal, cultural & global wholeness. Her MomoButoh practices in the lineage of Kazuo Ohno are studied across the globe including regular appearances at major Dance and Music Festivals and Universities. (www.presentmovement.com) In her private LifeArt Coaching, Navigation and Embodiment sessions, Momo guides groups and individuals with the exquisite maps of Gene Keys and Human Design. (www.embodygenius.net)

Sunday August 5, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
9.1 Healing Village

4:00pm

Using Art to Bring Down the Man - R. Alan Brooks and Charlie LaGreca
Multi-disciplined artists R. Alan Brooks and Charlie LaGreca discuss ways to use art as protest, and to help effect social change. Alan and Charlie are noted for their activism, and are both accomplished in a variety of artistic disciplines, so they'll be sharing many of their methods for reaching people through art. Join them for this discussion, and bring your questions!
Charlie LaGreca is a cartoonist, performer, producer, and Artivist. He is the founder of Denver Comic Con as well as, DINK (the Denver Independent Comics and Art Expo), which garnered Westword's Best of Denver award. Charlie has also co-created the educational comic book series, Environmental Justice Chronicles for CUNY Law School and the EPA. Charlie along with his brother, Jeff, also created the Off-Broadway musical Minimum Wage, which won the FringeNYC Producer's Circle award and Backstage Bistro Award. He also plays in his own nerd rock band, H2Awesome! and is part of our team here at Arise!
R. Alan Brooks hosts the popular “MotherF**ker In A Cape” comics podcast, which focuses on marginalized members of the geek world. Alan writes educational children’s comics for Pop Culture Classroom (the non-profit that stages Denver Comic Con), and is also the writer/creator of “The Burning Metronome” graphic novel, a supernatural murder mystery with social commentary. In addition, Alan is a noted stage host; regularly emceeing celebrated events, like the DINKys Award Show and the main stage at Arise Music Festival.


Sunday August 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
7 - Workshop Tent