Chris Berry & Bana Kuma Orchestra
Join us at camp Bana Kuma/Mystic Rising and create an epic performance to be shared at the closing ceremonies on Sunday night of this mini festival this year.
If you can walk you can dance, if you can talk you can sing, If your heart beats you can drum, If you play an instrument then it you should bring!
We will dance, drum, sing and play in honor of the four elements. All instruments are welcome.
Our performance will invoke archetypes that represent universal wisdom and through intention we will bring this wisdom to life.
Instead of watch this go down you are invited to be a part of it and join us on stage.
If you sign up for the workshop journey (starting on Thursday) you will get to learn the material and the wisdom behind it. Our days will be filled with music and dance and nights with story and song. This is a very special opportunity to create the energy as a foundation on the Friday before Mystic opens up to the rest of the festival.
Don’t let culture create you, we are the creators of culture. See you there!
Freedom Tribe (with Sasha Butterfly, Tina Malia, Al Torre, Stephen Roush, David Kai, Josh Wellington)
FREEDOM TRIBE has been a favorite at festivals for many years. In addition how celebrated Freedom and his music is, the other members comprising “Freedom Tribe” including Sasha Butterfly, Tina Malia, Al Torre and Stephen Roush have all gone on to create other well-loved musical projects! They’re coming back together to play Mystic Rising in the now because they all LOVE the potent medicine, transformation and joy that comes when they all play together as they have so many times over the years! Backed by these musicians, Freedom’s potent medicine music is 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.
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.
Baba Bhagavan Das (Dharma Sara)
I left America for India in 1963 to find my Guru. I was the the first American to live in the jungle of the Himalyas as a hermit-sadhu. I was given the Holy Name of Ram by Bhramanada Saraswati through his disciple Mahish Yogi. I went off alone to the caves in the mountains to meditate. I then came to meet Swami Chaitanya Prakashananda Tirth who gave me tapas to fast and pray for God’s Grace. After a year of fasting, prayer and intense purification I met my Sat-Guru the Great Mahasiddha Neem Karoli Baba. I then lived with my Guru, side by side for many years. Then one day because of the tantric path that he seemed to know I must travel and the many karmic connections due to ripen, he sent me away. So I went towards Tibet to go deeper deeper and then beyond with the last living Yogis from high in the mountain peaks of Tibet and Nepal. It was also during this time in 1971 that I met Sharada Devi who, I believe was still living her last life as a Tibetan Yogini. She was very old then and I was very young but our connection I feel was a promise to come together again due to the Grace of Neem Karoli Baba. During my time with the Tibetan Yogis I was the first to meet and live with Lama Kalu the Guru of the 16th Karmapa. He gave me the Essense Mahamudra Transmission, mind to mind. I recieved the Mother Light from His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche and then the Vajra Yogini directly from the Karmapa in Sikkhim. I lived with Yogi Chen who explained all the details to me in english in his hermitage in Kalingpong. When on pilgrimage to the holy Bodhanath Stupa in Kathmandu I met and became the Guru of Richard Alpert who was to become Ram Dass after I brought him to Neem Karoli Baba. I am here now by the grace of the Guru Dev Dakini. She is the Mother Light always guiding me on the true path of Bodhichitta. This is It for Now.
Baba Bhagavan Das
Sri Sharada Devi (Drime Khandro)
“She has aspired to surrender her life in service to others stemming from the depths of her own suffering. I feel that she is here to help us transform our false sense of ego and self-pity into the jewel of pure love and compassion. I believe in her most recent past life she lived as a hermit-yogini in Tibet and so in this birth seeking and serving only the Living Vajra Guru has been her motivation and intention. She was given the name Dharma by a Tantric Master which began her many years of purification through sadhana and tapas. In 2006 we met and her love for GOD and Guru Neem Karoli Baba brought her home to my heart cave. We married in 2007 and merged into the sound current of Divine Love in the Kirtan of the Holy Name. We now travel and share the blessings of the Mother Light Kirtan. She is the Wisdom Dakini dancing naked in the sky of my Heart-Mind. She is my Guru, showing me the depth of the shadow light and how to transform all darkness into the Bliss of Here Now. Sharada Devi is a Messenger of the Word and a Carrier of the Flame. Her voice is a Living Prayer for all of her children to be free. She is the Temple of the Mother Light.“
Om Mani Padme Hum
Baba Bhagavan Das
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.
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:
Tubby Love Tribe
From the garden to the globe, Tubby Love is gathering the tribe. Born David Andrew Terrett, Tubby’s physical, spiritual, and musical transformation has been a testimony to the power of human evolution. Music has been the catalyst for deepening his connection to life and also a bridge for sharing his journey with others. Calling the island of Kauai home has set forth a Roots Family movement involving regenerative land and energy practices connecting communities inter-island and worldwide. Tubby and his partner Amber Lily have been blessed to create a soundtrack for this movement alongside artists like Medicine For The People, Dustin Thomas, Wookiefoot, Trevor Hall, Mike Love, Nattali Rize, Paul Izak, Rising Appalachia, Cas Haley, as well as other artists with a similar message. In a time of much needed change, Tubby Love is unifying the people through music and addressing real issues to inspire solutions.
Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe
Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe are creating a vibration-raising revolution with their edgy blend of mantra-infused rock. Fronted by Los Angeles Music Award’s “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” and force of nature Larisa Stow, the Tribe’s music is an East meets West fusion of English and Sanskrit. Shakti Tribe is Kimo Estores on lead guitar, Benj Clarke on bass & vocals, Richard Hardy (Carole King, Dave Matthews Band, Lyle Lovett, David Lindley) on woodwinds, Bethany Grace on Violin, and Keith Larsen on drums.
Hitting the road in two SUVs packed with people, gear and merch; these road warriors are committed to creating community wherever they go. Larisa’s captivating style & stellar vocals combined with her band’s impeccable musicianship have earned them main stage slots at numerous festivals in the USA and abroad including multiple appearances at Bhakti Fest, Earthdance, Lightning In A Bottle, Whole Being Weekend, and Bali Spirit Festival; opening act spots for well known artists; and appearances with leaders such as Nassim Haramein and Deepak Chopra. The band has played two years in a row for a crowd of 25,000+ at the Holi Festival Of Colors in Spanish Fork, Utah. The band’s performance at Earthdance in Northern California ushered in the Global Peace Prayer for thousands, and their headlining performance at the opening ceremonies of the Bali Spirit Festival earned them international attention.
Larisa Stow made her entry into the sacred chant music world in 2005 with the album Reaching In, co-produced by Larisa and Grammy award-winner Rick Hahn (Celine Dion). Reaching In was re-released in 2007 on the Oreade Music label and subsequently received widespread airplay on XM, Sirius Satellite and Dish Network, college and internet radio, and the track “Amba Amba” reached #6 on the New Age charts. R.J. Lanna of New Age Reporter wrote that “this album is a celebration for the spirit, no matter what path you travel. The music has rhythm, passion and reverence.” Their second album The Shakti Sessions was co-produced by Counting Crows founding member Matt Malley. “Claire’s Prayer” and “Heaven” (from Larisa’s two solo projects Reaching Out and Moment by Moment, respectively) were featured in the critically-acclaimed Prism Award nominated film “Purgatory House” about teen suicide. “Kali Ma”, the Studio Voodoo remix off Dance Chants is part of the soundtrack in the feature film “Discover the Gift” currently screening at festivals worldwide.
Their new release Rock On Sat Nam! is an exquisitely crafted mix of empowered rap, rock, pop, Sanskrit, world rhythms and slamming beats. Notable friends from both the mainstream & sacred music world contributed their time and talent to this project including drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana, Steve Winwood, Lindsay Buckingham, Chicago), Drummer Victor Bisetti (Los Lobos, Elvis Costello), pianist David Garfield (Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Boz Scaggs), master of the esraj Benjy Wertheimer (Shantala, Krishna Das, Deva Premal, Ancient Future) and tabla player Patrick Richey (Dave Stringer). “Sat Nam” translated means “Truth is Who We Are” and audiences always join in to sing this rock anthem with Larisa.
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.
Windsong Martin is a singer songwriter currently residing in Williams, Southern Oregon, U.S.A. She lives with her family on a beautiful piece of land, at the foot of Greyback Mountain, graced by a rushing mountain creek, blessed by a fresh water spring and beautiful forest in the Siskiyou Mountains.
Windsong accompanies herself with a variety of instruments including the guitar, dulcimer, and rattle. Her style ranges from folk ballads, to tribal rhythms, to reggae beats. Her lyrics evoke images of the power and beauty of nature and the vision of a compassionate humanity. Thru the years she has become a voice for the preservation and appreciation of the natural world sharing her songs at ceremonies, benefits, concerts, festivals and rallies, teaching songs to many and inspiring unity and hope in a time of uncertainty.
Stephen Roush is a Southern Oregon and Rainbow Family singer songwriter, best known for his songs: “I Believe in the People of the Earth,” “Love Each Other,” and “Giving Thanks.” He was also a member of the original Freedom Tribe, with Freedom, Al Torre and Sasha (Butterfly) Rose
Moes Family Band
The Moes Family Band has grown up in the transformational festival culture. The Moes Family Band was born at Burning Man 2008. Mama/singer/songwriter Dena was about to take the stage at the epic Center Camp with hubby Adam by her side. The kids, Clarabel and Sophia, were tucked in at camp. Then, through the morning dust storm, a strange multi-person bike pulled up and the two Moes girls, coated white with dust, hopped out. Two more mics were found, the girls hopped onstage to join their folks, and magic ensued. People laughed, people cried, gifts were offered, and everyone had a swell time.
Between 2008 and 2013, the Moes Family Band has played at three Mystic Gardens, Maui Mystic, and the Oregon Country Fair. They were in India for 2014 summer season. Hurry, Clarabel is almost 17 and nearly grown. She wants to share her family’s musical magic for one for summer or so, before she spreads her wings and flies away. She is aiming for Julliard or NYU fo college, where she can let her prodigious talents unfurl further.
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
Dancing Freedom w/ Samantha Sweetwater
MORE LIFE, PLEASE! Dance the sweet, passionate, hungry, heartful truth birthing in every breath of your beautiful human life. Dance your gratitude, your willingness to ask for help, and the unfettered awesomeness of your deepest dreams. Give it up on the elemental wave of our shared dance. Sweaty prayers liberate our souls and elevate our lives.
Samantha Sweetwater: A veteran transformational facilitator, ceremonial leader and vision journey guide with 25+ years of experience under her wings, Samantha gently yet boldly invites you to unburden yourself from yourself, choose your happy, purposeful life, and to co-create a regenerative culture of peace for All Beings. She is the founder and director of Dancing Freedom, PeaceBody Japan, and Movement Makers Mentoring. She has trained over 200 Dancing Freedom facilitators internationally and is currently working on her first book, More Life Please.
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.
Cornflower! Time Space Activation!
Cornflower is a vocalist, live-looper and one-man jam-band. His music is a fusion of organic a cappella Soul-tronica.
Cornflower’s intention is to channel music that inspires, empowers and uplifts people into presence and connection with themselves and to each other, creating a community of inspired individuals living their purpose.
Cornflower’s ‘vocal instrumentation’ brings you into the moment, using ‘beatboxing’ to set your body in motion to his soaring melodies and atmospheric grooves that are looped right before your eyes. Cornflower invites you on a journey into his magical world of sound!
Cornflower was born John Francis Coughenour into a family of 4 in Kingsport, Tennessee. By the age of 18, John had graduated high school and was searching for meaning in his Life. At the time he occasionally babysat a young 2 year-old boy who was just beginning to speak. They were headed to the kitchen for a treat and the little boy turned and looked up at John and said, “Cornflower!” The boy did not know his last name was “Coughenour”. This became John’s nickname between the boy and his mother, however he decided not to let anyone else know.
6 months or so later, John/Cornflower had been invited to a friends home for a graduation party. These friends had given him many nicknames throughout high school, as most friends do. This time they said they had come upon “THE NICKNAME”. So, they sat John down and said, “You are the Re-Incarnation of a Blue, 4th-Dimensional, Cartoon Character from the Center of the Universe… named Cornflower“. John’s eyes opened wide and his mouth dropped open in disbelief that they had given him the same name that the boy had. Since John/Cornflower had never told anyone else… no one knew of that name. “How did they find that name?” Cornflower thought to himself. At this moment, the size and scope of John’s Life became much bigger than he had ever given himself the ability to realize. At this moment, he officially took the name Cornflower as his official nickname.
A year or so later… Cornflower was studying the indigenous heritage of the Holston Valley, in Northeast Tennessee where he was born and raised. As he searched, essay after thesis, he found one about the Golden Age of Peace for the Cherokee tribe in the Holston Valley area. As he was reading this, he felt chill bumps come over his body. It was the voice of something much bigger than himself speaking directly to him… at this time he saw these words, “…and their leader was a female peace chief named Cornflower“. A female peace chief, or Beloved Woman, is like a female politician who is popularly elected, and the Beloved Woman was then honored by the council through courage in war. Cornflower jumped to his feet knowing that he had just been given a message, that he has a major role to play in the world… with eyes, ears and heart wide open, listening, pro-actively looking for the next sign to show him the way towards his destiny. Years past, yet in 2005, he was given the clear sign… music was his path, and bringing forth the awakening of human consciousness, and inspiring humanity to be empowered and awakened human beings was his goal. And so it is.
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.
Blueprint of Creation w/Asha Deliverence
Join Asha, founder of pacific domes, as she facilitates this workshop on the blueprint of creation.
About Asha Deliverance
Asha Deliverance is committed to a life outside the box. As the founder of Pacific Domes, she is dedicated to the creation of a more sustainable future. She began her college education at 14 years old in Arizona, and became one of UCSC Farm Projects founders before the age of 20. It was at UCSC, now considered the Harvard of organic farming, that Asha constructed her first Dome on an old singer sewing machine. Over the next 15 years Asha constructed countless domes, while working as a Midwife. In 1980 the demand for Domes led Asha to start her own business, Pacific Domes. Asha continues to educate and surround herself with cutting edge ideas and thinkers, promising to create alternatives in technology, shelter, and design.
Compassionate Communications (with Scott Catamas & Emily Orum)
Join Scott and Emily as they guide us through the steps of compassionate communication and building healthy relationships.
About Scott Catamas
Scott Catamas is an EMMY Award winning writer/producer of Educational Television and Master Relationship Coach. His programs have been enjoyed by millions worldwide, and he has become a sought after speaker and workshop presenter. Having facilitated over 500 classes, events and workshops throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, Scott is now considered to be a Master Relationship Coach & Teacher . Personally coaching over 300 individuals, couples, families and small businesses, Scott’s work consistently develops and evolves in order to meet the needs of his clients. The co-founder of the Global Center of Compassion, he performs marriage ceremonies and leads bi-monthly retreats worldwide, for the LOVE COACH ACADEMY.
Whether he is speaking to a congregation, or providing keynote corporate events, Scott’s presentations are entertaining, inspiring and informative. He is flexible and skillfully adapts his presentations to meet the specific needs and interests of those in attendance. Often he invites other co-facilitators to join his events, whether local NVC teachers or experts in related fields. Through his LOVE COACH ACADEMY, Scott is training scores of other teachers to share and utilize his tools of COMPASSIONATE CONNECTIONS in their various fields of work and service.
Emily Orum, HHP, CMT is a Relationship Coach, holistic educator and facilitator, transformative speaker, sound healing and music pioneer, energy medicine practitioner, intuitive empath and singer/songwriter. Emily utilizes over 10 years of healing in a multitude of therapeutic modalities with numerous certifications including over 2,500 hours of body/ energy work and sound healing and counseling. ‘Founder and Facilitator of Refuge of the Womb: aligning and educating women to reclaim their sacred truth, power, and embody healthy, compassionate, loving relationships. She is an advocate of health, wellness, peace and social community activism. She is passionate about her work helping individuals re-pattern unhealthy patterns, habits, false beliefs and core woundings into catalysts for transformation, healing, and spiritual awakening. She is an avid singer & ceremonialist using music & sound to facilitate inspiration, restoration, and empowerment in the community.
ELEPHANT TRIBE PRESENTS ~Relation-Shift~ Open to your authentic aliveness and experience the new paradigm in conscious relating.
With the weaving of cutting edge science of the heart, tools and practices we will co-create a new approach to authentic relating. We will:
Create intimacy through play and curiosity
Learn to trust your body wisdom
Shift from connection scarcity to overflow
Rewire your nervous system for pleasure
Learn the essentials tools for creating sustainable relationships
We invite you to BE Clear, BE Present, BE Real, BE Connected and BE Heart Directed as we open to our own unique authentic expression and intimacy through safely guided practices.
About Acacia Land
perience the new paradigm in conscious relating.
Create intimacy through play and curiousity
Learn to trust your body wisdom
Shift from connection scarcity to overflow
Rewire your nervous system for pleasure
Learn the essentials tools for creating sustainable relationships
We invite you to BE Clear, BE Present, BE Real, BE Connected and BE Heart Directed as we open to our own unique authentic expression and intimacy through safely guided practices.
Acacia Land is an intuitive counselor and teacher for over 18 years. She has a strong value in education that is awakening and empowering to one’s soul purpose, embodiment and lead by the heart and body wisdom. She has been trained and licensed to teach a multitude of embodiment practices and using science, empowering tools and inner wisdom to create an experience of deepening into love and connection with each other and all we are in community with.
Soma Miller has been immersed in the transformational arts for the past 15 years. With an integral approach to embodied living and tribal regeneration, he infuses his passion for a rewilding, nature-based lifestyle, with the practices of permaculture, yoga, sacred-sexuality and sonic alchemy, to create dynamic offerings that help bring us back to our senses.
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
Surya Soma Yoga with Krista Holland
My teaching and body of work is dedicated to inspiring others to create harmony, satisfaction, and beauty in their lives, in their work and in the world through creating a life of full spectrum embodiment, inner beauty and artistry.
Krista Holland is a yogini, frame drummer, multifaceted teacher and Renaissance woman. Krista’s work and teaching draws from her in-depth practice and studies in the realms of yoga, Ayurveda, Tantrik philosophy, sacred drumming, permaculture and ancient Goddess revering cultures. Krista was first introduced to Eastern philosophy, mysticism and various practices of meditation at an ashram in India at the age of twelve. She is a devoted practitioner and teacher of the essence of non-dual tantra yoga, inspired by the lineage and sacred texts of Śaiva Tantra and Sri Vidya. She is known for her gift of weaving the ancient wisdom of yogic philosophy through the embodied practice of full spectrum yoga and Embodied Life Coaching. Krista is a faculty member of the College of the Melissae – Center for Sacred Beekeeping where she teaches on the Mythology, Symbol Systems and Sacred Drumming connected to the ancient Bee Priestess traditions. She is also the co-founder of Gaia Women Global and Veriditas Ecological Design. The polymathic synthesis of her multidisciplinary career and dharma is brought together in her body of work called Yoga and Living Arts, where she offers a rich mandala of teachings and private coaching dedicated to personal and planetary healing, spiritual liberation and the full flowering of embodied life mastery. Krista lives with her husband and partner of 20+ years and their son in Southern Oregon.
Taught by: Krista Holland
Intuitive Kundalini Flow
Experience gentle and intuitive Kundalini flow joined by the gracious teacher of the cacao spirit. Following your bliss open your portals to share in self expression and nourish your free spirit. Combining Kundalini yoga techniques with intuitive movement and the cacao spirit we will align with our intuitive and expressive being as we join in unique union and oneness.
About Stell: Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Reiki Healer, Janzu Water Meditation and Massage Practitioner, and Professional Equestrian, Stell first fell in love with yoga as a compliment to her Equestrian sports. With a holistic and integral approach, Stell enjoys working with therapies that incorporate meditation, awareness and healing through body mechanic, emotional and energetic transformation.
Taught by: Stell Bahrami
Omnique Method (fusion of hatha yoga, martial arts, chi gong, and temple dance with Monique Trinity Rose)
Join founder and creator of the Omnique Method, Monique Trinity Rose, as we embark into an embodied journey through the realms of archetype and embrace our empowered wholeness. In this initiatory “Flow & Form” workshop we will get a taste of the Omnique format, which incorporates elements of hatha yoga, classical and fusion Temple Dance, bellydance, chi-gong energy principals, deep fitness conditioning, and somatic psychology. Open to all who are ready to move, sweat, feel, inquire, go deep, discover, and have fun! No technical dance experience necessary, some experience in hatha yoga recommended. www.omniquemethod.com
Taught by: Monique Trinity Rose
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 email@example.com.
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. We recently had our 10th annual festival event and how we’re celebrating it at the Wellsprings now we’re looking forward to Ayla Nereo with Diane Patterson coming up on Wed, Sept. 14th at the Jackson Wellsprings!
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