“One of the most poignant voices currently floating about… Ayla Nereo is an otherworldly artist who shares the fruits of her soul.” ~ The Huffington Post
“[Ayla’s] relationship with the earth is imprinted in her music… expansive and intriguing.” ~ Billboard
Ayla Nereo‘s voice hits straight to the heart. With an array of loop-pedals by her side, she builds layer upon layer of vocal melodies into fierce, sweeping harmonies and weaves syncopated threads of guitar, kalimba, piano, and percussion into each live performance. Her lucid storytelling and lyrical imagery are water for the thirsty soul; words and sounds that crack open the heart, and embody the many folds of our own selves.
Raised on opera, 60s folk, and psychedelic rock, Ayla’s music touches both the timeless and modern; where prayerful circle songs, mantra, and roots music meet ancient beats and folktronica. Crafting an immersive soundscape we can dive into, Ayla’s performances are each their own inspired journey; an enchanting and poignant experience that holds you by the heart and doesn’t let go.
Through a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change Yaima’s second album “OvO” offers audiences a state-of-the-art conceptual experience. “OvO” immediately captivates the listener with an over-arching and enchanting story line that portrays the simple life cycle of a seed. The prominent motif of the Seasons weaves the album into perceived chapters, each section reflecting themes, lessons and impressions opportune to it’s season. “OvO”means “seed” or “egg” and stands for the point in time or space at which something starts- the next evolution. The Owl appears on the cover art as well as in the title “OvO” and represents the elemental energy of the Wind. Owl stands for the truth and the ability to navigate through the darkest night by finding and listening to the wisdom and light from within ourselves. OvO’s overarching theme of the cyclical nature of life creates a sense of deep connection to the music that listeners around the world have been keen to rediscover each time they listen to the album.
Finding their niche within the Transformational Festival and Yoga Community, Yaima’s music has gained great acclaim throughout North America with concerts and festival appearances in Quebec, Vancouver, Washington, Oregon, California, North Carolina, West Virginia, Vermont, Colorado, and New Mexico. They have been continually supported and sustained through their community of backers, Kickstarter Campaigns and Online music sales. Their first album “Pellucidity” was released in 2014 through The Polish Ambassador’s label- “Jumpsuit Records” and quickly became well known and loved throughout the Sacred Music Community along the West Coast.
Yaima’s music was designed to weave heartfelt storytelling and rich organic instrumentation with finely produced compelling beats
as a collaboration between Producer & Sonic Architect Masaru Higasa and Folk Lyricist & Storyteller Pepper Proud. Their live performances have grown to include multi-instrumentalist Jeff Kimes, Bassist Mark Dalton and many other talented musicians. Yaima’s performances have been remarked to “lead the listeners on a Journey” and whenever possible the music is accompanied by Visual Projections by Kaizen (Everett Keithcart) as well as interwoven Dance performances & Poetry (supported in the past by Kirra Lien, Jamilia Honeybear, Chrysef Honeybear, Aleah Robbins and Zepto Space).
Originally from Philadelphia, JAH LEVI, the son of record producer and world renown folklorist Kenneth S. Goldstein, first learned guitar from the late Rev. Gary Davis in the 1960’s, and later learned bass guitar as his “main” instrument. After studying music with many great master musicians and teachers, he majored in Ethnomusicology and world music studies. A trained herbalist and acupuncturist, he is “livicated” to proliferating consciousness through proper living “standing up to do the right thingJAH LEVI AND THE HIGHER REASONING, are world class musicians who are versatile enough to spontaneously perform all genres of music. His ability as a band leader is exemplified by the trust and loyalty of his group, several of whom have been with him since the group’s beginning and many who return (from the far corners of the globe) to perform year after year. They perform a unique blend of Reggae-Rastafarian music that is spiritually uplifting and fun to dance to. JAH LEVI founded THEOCRATIC RECORDS, one of the first independent reggae record labels in america, and JAH WORKS STUDIOS, the first solar powered digital (24-bit) recording studio in the world.
JAH LEVI has performed on the same stage with many reggae, folk and pop super stars such as: Ziggy Marley, Burning Spear, Ijahman Levi, Ras Michael, Culture, Israel Vibration, The Itals, Wailing Souls, Bob Dylan, The Persuasions, Peter Gabriel, Black Uhuru, Andrew Tosh, The Wailers, Hamsa Lila, Lost at Last, etc. He has also performed at festivals worldwide such as: the Glastonbury Festival in England, the Philadelphia Folk Fest, Reggae on the river, and the Seattle Hemp Fest and has played a large majority of the major music venues in North America. He has enjoyed chart action with his music on radio and Television around the world.
He is a world class musician with over 20 albums out, and 25 years of touring and performing his unique blend of Reggae / world fusion worldwide. He is well known for his abilities as a band leader, and is an independent music producer and engineer as well. His music continues to influence people with a powerful synergy of uplifting music and thought provoking lyrics, truly medicine for the hungry and afflicted soul, spreading a message of love and unity for all beings.
Youssoupha Sidibe is a Senegalese West African Kora (African Harp) player. Throw out all your ideas of what a harpist is, Youssoupha breaks out of traditional Kora styles many hundreds of years old, still predominant in Kora players, to create a new style blending aspects of Reggae, and western music creating a new style that has never been heard before.
Youssoupha was Grammy nominated for his collaboration with Matisyahu on multiple tracks, including a duet he wrote with Matisyahu on Youth, the 2007 Grammy-nominated “Best Reggae Album” for which Youssoupha received a gold record. Through this and many other collaborations, as well as countless performances over the course of 20 years, Youssoupha has developed thousands of fans all over the world. Youssoupha has performed and recorded with many exceptional musicians, including Matisyahu <http://matisyahuworld.com/> , Michael Franti <http://michaelfranti.com/> , India Arie <http://www.indiaarie.com/> , Steve Kimock <http://www.kimock.com/> , Bela Fleck and the Flecktones <http://www.belafleck.com/> , Michael Kang of String Cheese Incident <http://www.stringcheeseincident.com/> , Chris Berry Trio <http://www.myspace.com/chrisberrytrio> , Charles Neville <http://www.nevilles.com/> , and Midnite <http://www.midniteband.com/bio.html> .
Youssoupha has performed at some of the most famous festivals and venues in the world including :The Hammerstein Ballroom NYC, The Warfield Theatre SF CA, The African Festival of the Arts Chicago, Reggae on the River CA, Stanford University, Salmon Arm Roots and Blues British Columbia, to name a few.
Sasha “Butterfly” Rose
Sasha “Butterfly” has been immersed in music since a young age. With a background in acoustic music, she started playing guitar at age 14 and began writing her own music and lyrics. She began playing with the band Freedom Tribe at 17 and played the festival circuit up and down the west coast, hawaii and Australia. When she was 20 she began the Sasha Butterfly band, who continued to play mainly the festival circuts. The influences in those years were huge as she branched out to be the background singer for acts such as Jai Uttal and the Pagan love Orchestra, Prezident Brown, Hamzalila, Tina Malia, Shimshai, Jah Levi, and Blayne Lyon. She also began appearing with acts such as Zilla (members of String Cheese), and The Everyone Orchestra. Many worlds were bridged through her music. She can perform as either an acoustic trio, A full funky band, or a solo electronic act. All with the common thread of her soulful, angelic vocal style. She has played at festivals such as, Earthdance, High Sierra, The Oregon Country Fair, Health and Harmony, Whole Earth, Symbiosis, Emergensee, The Arlington Garlic Festival, Reggae on the River, and many more. The music is a soulful gypsy fusion of rich melodies and funky beats, with a common theme of conscious lyrics and a voice to soothe your soul.
FREEDOM has been a favorite at festivals for many years. In addition how celebrated Freedom and his music is, the other members of his previous incarnation comprising “Freedom Tribe” have included Sasha Butterfly, Tina Malia, Al Torre and Stephen Roush have all gone on to create other well-loved musical projects! You never know who might step in and join Freedom and with every configuration of his band Freedom brings it with potent medicine, transformation and a clear dimension of liberation and an experiential glimpse of how “we resurrect Eden lost with every song that we sung!”
Born in the Northland.
Here to Raise the Vibration.
We could give you a typical bio, drop names and tell you who he has played with and where.
Let’s just skip that part.
Freedom’s Music is Medicine.
Full with Beautiful Potent Poetry of True Substance and Relevance.
Ringing an Ancient Bell and Invoking Spirit Presence.
Freedom is Good for your Soul.
Be Here and Hear for Yourself.
Watch his new music video SAGES ( Featuring The Oakland Ecstatic Dancing Community):
SAGES Music Video
Mountain Medicine Live Music Video Directed by Grototote:
Here is a link to stream the SAGES EP:
In addition to being a gifted singer/songwriter, Matthew Human is also an outspoken proponent of small farmer’s rights and protecting the world’s food and water supply from big agri-business. His commitment to food justice and ending the corporate stranglehold on our crops is evident on such spirited anthems as “Clean Food” and “Monsanto Go Away,” which The Human Revolution played almost continuously on a 350 mile march from Brooklyn New York to Washington DC, culminating at the White House on international food day in 2011.
Gabriel Wolfchild and the Northern Lights
Singer-songwriter Gabriel Wolfchild beautifully fuses a range of raw acoustic sounds with the electricity of cinematic alternative rock in his debut EP, Mornings Like These. Intertwining his natural ability for poetic storytelling with intricate guitar, Wolfchild demonstrates the true meaning of Indie artistry. After finding success as a solo artist in his hometown of Seattle, Wolfchild sought the help of supporting musicians who would later become his band, creating Gabriel Wolfchild and The Northern Light. T
he EP, produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius) and recorded at the famed London Bridge Studios, is inspired by both the beauty and the darker side of human existence, as well as the connections we make along the way. Wolfchild confides: “I think I can speak for most artists and say that the best ideas bubble up when you least expect it. Ultimately I believe inspiration comes when we are living a full life; the music that arises is just the tip of the iceberg.” Many tracks on Mornings Like These were written as an expression of a very deep love with a past partner, “a relationship that encompassed every season of change, a beautiful storm, with these songs being the dove in the darkness”.
Gabriel Wolfchild gained national media attention following a successful blind audition on NBC’s The Voice in 2015. After a taste of the limelight on The Voice, Wolfchild discovered that he is most nourished by sharing creative ideas with other musicians, stating: “I see music as a living, breathing entity that is forever evolving and finding itself deep in the hearts of millions of hardworking artists out there. That moment when one person’s idea inspires another is nothing but magic! Ultimately that’s what it all boils down to, being inspired and being an inspiration, that’s what being a successful artist is all about.”
Wolfchild’s ethic of using music to bring people together is charmingly reflected throughout the EP, with soaring soundscapes painting diverse sonic textures that enable all audiences to become immersed in the sound. The encompassing multi-instrumental music supporting Wolfchild’s soothing vocals gives listeners the opportunity to reflect upon their own experiences and ‘’connect with the deepest parts of themselves”.
Leading single “Shipwrecks” is a folk anthem of hope with beautiful layered melodies reminiscent of early Fleet Foxes. The heart-warming new music video for “Runaways” reveals a love song in it’s purest yet most powerful sense. Wolfchild sings “You are beautiful. It’s not just you in those shoes. It’s everyone you know, everyone you love, everyone who has broken your heart. Soulmates from the start, soulmates even after we depart.”
Fantuzzi began his musical career in New York in the 1960’s. Since then he has steadily performed in numerous concerts, festivals, and events world wide. In addition to his songwriting and music, Fantuzzi leads workshops, and speaks publicly with a focus on teaching compassion and raising spiritual consciousness. As an activist, his mission is to promote world peace and to raise spiritual awareness. Fantuzzi’s music, found on his three albums Tribal Revival, Divine Inspiration, and Ease & Grace, span several musical styles including world beat, Afro-Funk, Reggae, Latin grooves, and Kirtan spiritual ballads and chants. Fantuzzi is known and loved globally for his vibrant musical concerts and loving spirit.
Fantuzzi has performed a major role in the Rainbow Family since the original Woodstock Festival in 1969, when he attended it, helped MC, and became the iconic Newsweek Magazine cover for the world changing music festival. It was during the Woodstock years that like minded individuals formed a global community dedicated to non-violence, spiritual consciousness, holistic health, free expression, and building loving relationships, based in equality, between all people. The ultimate goal then remains Fantuzzi’s mission today, world peace. This utopian movement has grown exponentially ever since… and has indeed brought positive change globally. A portion of this community eventually became known as the Rainbow Family.
Inspired by Woodstock and the Haight-Ashbury movement of the 1960’s, the Rainbow Family was conceived of in Oregon in 1970, during the Vortex I gathering that year in Estacada, Oregon, by Barry Adams and Garrick Beck. Fantuzzi was at the first Rainbow Gathering in Colorado in 1972, has attended all but two Rainbow Gatherings in the USA since. He brings music, love, spiritual consciousness and celebration to each gathering and is loved by thousands world wide.
The Rainbow Family are a significant part of Fantuzzi’s life. The Rainbow Family is an extensive community of like minded people. In 2011 he visited three Rainbow Gatherings; in Washington, USA, then with the European Family in Portugal and toward the end of the year in the beautiful Negev Desert in Israel.
Each time a person donates to Fantuzzi or buys his music, that donation goes to further the progressive mission of bringing world peace into reality. By traveling constantly, connecting with the global community of visionaries and those working to bring a better world into manifestation, Fantuzzi serves as an example of love in action. His heart centered service is an inspiration to many. When you donate, you further this mission.
Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins, is an American/Australian singer-songwriter bringing heart-songs that reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet! From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, risk, honour, and pure vibrant LIFE(!) – giving voice to our cry for spiritual transformation, harmony with the Earth, and hope for a bright future.
Touring extensively, Chad’s performance style is unique and spontaneous – whether performing solo, with his full band, or anywhere in between, he guides his listeners through an interactive journey ranging from dancing celebration to mindful meditation to sing-along declarations.
Chad released his first full-length album “Show Us The Way Of The Heart” in 2014, and in 2015 his most recent release “This New Ancient Paradigm”, featuring the single “Live Love”.
Maesyn is a singer-songwriter / violinist / music producer. She has been classically trained on violin and piano since the age of 4, & also plays guitar and whistles. She weaves fun funky beats with elements of classical, Pop, gypsy jazz, and folk into her own breed of slinky swingy cabaret. She alchemizes life reflections into song spells, singing her way home and embedding uplifting reminders of Truth into the subconscious mind.
Having grown up in a family of musicians in Southern California, David Kai was raised with both song and ocean in his heart and spirit. As a kid, David found his first musical love when he began playing the drums. He spent many years thereafter playing drums in punk rock bands, skateboarding on the streets, and surfing in the ocean. After high school, David followed the path of music which led him inevitably to the expansive universe of the Grateful Dead and those who followed. At this point, David had been playing the guitar for a while and was writing his own songs. Fully equipped with a free spirit and his guitar, David began traveling and hitchhiking all over the US, writing songs, meeting people, and paving his path. He finally landed in Hawaii, where he stayed for many years.
Through his journeys, David was blessed to connect with Native Tribal elders from both North and South America. These elders continue to share with him their teachings and songs through ceremonial ways and have taught him a way of life. These teachings have had a profound influence on David and his music.
David now lives in Southern Oregon and spends much of his time traveling, seeking the ocean, and sharing the spirit of his music.
His newest album, “AWAKE,” was released in January 2014.
Awakening the illuminated Heart – a journey into the Sacred Space of your Heart
Join Viola on a deep experiential journey into your Heart and connect
with your Higher Self. We will discuss the work of Drunvalo
Melchizedek, Sacred Geometry and LightBody activation (MerKaBa) .
learn to live and create our life from the Unity of the heart, instead of
the duality of the mind. This is ancient teachings brought into modern
understandings, making it easy for us to connect to the Quantum
Sngularity within ourselves, within us all.
About viola rose
Viola Rose is a certified teacher of drunvalo Melchizedek’s School of
Remembering and facilitator of Awakening the Illuminated heart
workshops. She lives in Portland Oregon, travelling regularly
offering Drunvalos teaching of living in the Heart and activating the
Merkaba (lightbody). She brings her joy and enthusiasm to this
Visit her website for more information: www.DreamTheNewDream.com
Embodying Permaculture, Embodying Ecology, Generation Waking Up, Expressive and Healing Arts, Singing Alive: Awaken Your Songbird, Eco-Poetics and SomgWeaving
The Embodying Permaculture Workshop is an experience designed to integrate mind, body, heart and spirit with the values and principles of permaculture. As facilitators we will take participants through a journey of body centered awareness practices including transformational theater, embodied movement, guided music creation, vinyasa yoga flow, and guided visualization meditations activating the 5 senses and permaculture. We will engage in interactive games and exercises for each of the 5 senses. We will also facilitate a Solutionary discussion counsel where the participants will have the opportunity to share their vision of being a co-creative change-maker in a thriving sustainable community. When we are fully in alignment with our true selves as multidimensional beings, we develop a strong connection to ourselves, our community and our environment.
Eco-Poetics and Song-weaving:
Through this transformational co-creative process, we guide participants through a journey of free-flow writing and song sharing.
Generation Waking Up
The Generation Waking Up “Wake Up Experience” is a four phase journey that lays out the context of our current planetary situation and dives into a council of generating solution. These four phases are: 1) Who are we? (As individuals, as a generation, and as an inter-generational community) 2) Where Are We? (In regards to the ideal thriving, just and sustainable world wish wish to live in) 3) What’s going on? (Global Challenges) & 4) What has to change? (Solutions)
Through interactive exercises, discussions and activities, participants will gain an expanded awareness of our planet’s great story, and our part in it as active changemakers and solution generators.
More workshop offerings can be found here: http://www.bloomingbiodiversity.solutions/#!about3/c1mvz
About Robin Liepman (Bloom) and Anna Combi (Anahata)
Robin Liepman (Bloom) and Anna Combi (Anahata) are earth activist musicians, permaculture designers, and transformational paradigm shifters. They have facilitated countless community workshops, retreats, gatherings, concerts and permaculture action events together in North, South and Central America. They are co-organizers of Blooming Biodiversity Tour which spanned the West Coast Fall 2015, offering events that brought together communities in transformational celebration to learn and practice permaculture. They have both studied eco-psychology, herbalism, and expressive arts. They have completed the Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Course taught by Starhawk. They were recently interns at Arkana Alliance, an indigenous rainforest activism organization in Peru, and are now back on the West Coast pollinating the regenerative paradigm through their expressive permaculture activist work.
Exploration of Psychedelics / Entheogens with Martin Ball
Join Author Martin Ball as he facilitates a forum on psychedelics and entheogens.
About Martin Ball
Martin W. Ball, Ph.D., is a writer, independent publisher, energy worker, visionary artist, and musician currently living in Ashland Oregon. In the spring of 2009 Martin underwent a profound energetic opening and transformation – the result of intensive work with entheogenic medicines and a year of profound self-exploration. The result is Martin’s articulation of what he calls the “Entheological Paradigm,” a Grand Unified Theory of all of reality from God to the direct experience of each human being, which he characterizes as an articulation of his view on “radical nonduality.” His approach is unique in that he sees the tension between duality and nonduality not as a spiritual or religious issue, but as an energetic issue that can best be addressed through the intentional use of powerful entheogens, such as 5-MeO-DMT. As such, his approach is thoroughly practical, straight-forward, and free of metaphysics, speculation, and attachment to spiritual or religious ideologies and mythologies. The result is a view of the nature of reality and the self that is challenging, liberating, and powerfully transformative, pointing to the true nature of being and personal responsibility as an energetic being.
Priestess Portal with Graell Corsini
Join Graell for a ceremonial adventure focusing on your connection to your body as temple and the land as temple.
About Graell Corsini
Graell Corsini is a devotional Priestess of the Goddess, a Mari-Morgan Clan member, workshop and retreat facilitator, Priestess birth and death attendant, goddess temple raiser, and a ceremonial dance performer. Her grounded practicality fuses with walking the Path of Sacred Living in a most epic Mythic existance. She raises the God & Goddess within you.
Graell is the Founder and Co-Director of the Goddess Temple of Ashland, Oregon, USA and has supported raising Goddess Temples around the world. Graell has been intimately involved in the Goddess Conference of Glastonbury UK since 2006. She annually serves the Glastonbury Goddess Temple in any way needed, as well as Tempio della Grande Dea of Rome, Italy, both Temples are the first of their kind, in their location, to be rasised in over two thousand years.
Hatha Vinyassa Flow with Anna Combi
I am dedicated to opening the heart and cultivating deep connection to ones physical, spiritual and emotional bodies in my yoga classes. My classes are designed to empower, inspire and creating a healing flow that enables participants to drop in deep with their true nature embodying their connection to source, oneness with nature and liberation from trauma stored in the body. I integrate Iyengar alinements, breathwork and pranassage hands on assists. I focus on metaphors from nature, healing and releasing blockages. My classes are for people of all ages and at all skill levels. I help participants find modifications to meet their needs.
Two Vinyasa Practices: You will learn both a vigorous vinyasa, and a therapeutic vinyasa flow. From this balanced foundation, you will learn how to design your own vinyasa practices, creating a teaching style that is unique to you, while supporting the diverse needs of your students.
Nosara Yoga Vinyasa Flow: Created by Amba Stapleton out of her love of strong physical exercise, sweating and the movement of life force (or prana). This dynamic sequence of hatha yoga postures is linked together through rhythm and breath, and inspired by passionate music, creating a shift in brain wave patterns that lead to a shift in consciousness.
Taught by: Anna Combi
As an artist, I enjoy working in various mediums including color pencil, pen, digital, and fractal art. Here you’ll find a sampling of some of my different styles and creations from multi-layered fractals and geometric designs to naturalistic renderings of birds. All of the artwork used in my books and CDs are my own creations, made over the span of many years. I tend to go through phases with art, where I spend some time, maybe even years, exploring a theme, and then long periods will pass before making any more art. Most recently, I’ve been exploring Apophysis and JWildfire to make rich fractal imagery and have also created a number of music videos with fractals using Xaos.
If you are interested in using my art for any of your own projects, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to see some of my customizable art products (shirts, hoodies, mugs, prints, cards, etc.), visit my page on Zazzle.com at www.zazzle.com/martinwball
My work is inspired by serendipity, a momentary feeling of interconnected magic, that often feels like a dream. I am motivated to created images that bring peaceful energy to the viewer, a place of remembrance, a place of innocence.
Brian Paul Smith
Brian Paul Smith is a digital artist based in Ashland Oregon. A lifelong interest in Art, Computers, Math and Mysticism have been fused together to manifest this one of a kind creative spark. His work is an alchemical exploration of light, color, symmetry, sacred geometry, and the mystical forms that manifest within the cosmic fractal landscape. Like cloud gazing, or a Rorschach test on steroids, Brian’s art beckons the imagination of viewer and reveals an endless array of faces and spirit beings that merge together into unified inter-dimensional windows. Soothing, Mesmerizing and unlike anything you have ever seen before, the images he creates will captivate and galactivate you.
Orion is a painter, singer, actress, writer, designer, and laughter enthusiast, currently stationed in Ashland OR. She creates INSPIRING entertainment for all the senses. She is also the Captain of ‘A Street Car Named Inspire’, a mobile inspiration unit which catalyzes community creative potential.
‘Melissa Orion is a Professional Inspirer born of stardust and magic! She has honed the art of living an IMPROV LIFE and is dedicated to sharing her unique brand of inspiration with the far reaches of the Universe.’
Orion is a mother to an 11 year old boy named Zen and new baby, Jackson They create many projects together in a self designed Home’scool, that entails travel, art, music and community service gifts.
Orion teaches classes in art and design as well as coaches individuals in living their purpose.
Welcome to our Tickets page! Our Mystic Rising Family ReUnion event will be an intimate weekend journey with only 350 Weekend Passes that are All-Inclusive with Wellsprings Spa Access and Camping. Because of the very limited capacity of the Wellsprings we only have this limited number of tickets and are not able to offer day passes this year. We also are looking forward to going through a full weekend transformational journey deeper into community as we move through the weekend together.
Connect with us here, or RSVP to reserve your spot and let us know why you want to be there.