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Luminate Festival 2017

 

Welcome to Luminate, a vibrant festival of cutting-edge live & electronic music, visual & performing arts, inspirational knowledge sharing, and pioneering environmental initiatives. Stay tuned for Luminate 2017...

All Applications to Contribute to Luminate 2017 are Now Closed

Thankyou to all who have applied to contribute to Luminate 2017 in some way. All Applications are now closed. The full schedule of events wil be released very soon.

Last few days to apply! Circus, Media Team and Volunteer Applications soon to close!

These are the last few days for Photography and Video and Circus applications to be submitted, so if you are keen get them sent in!   Click here for Photography and Video: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/apply/photo-video   Click here for Circus: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/applications-2017/circus-space   Volunteer applications close on Thursday morning while the remaining Applications are reviewed. Set up crew, techies and foodies are still required! Watch this space should they reopen next week for final requirements!    Click here to apply to be a Volunteer: http://www.luminatefestival.co.nz/festival-info/volunteer   A massive thank you to all of you who have applied for the positions at this years Luminate Festival, the workshops and stage schedules are full of amazing acts, performers and presenters! Check them out in more detail under the Luminate Festival menu tab.... Its going to be awesome!

Volunteer applications are now open !

Applications for volunteers are now open!

Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust is run by a fantastic team of volunteers that work throughout the year and during the festival and we are looking for enthusiastic, motivated, vibrant people to join our team for 2017. Many skills are required throughout the set up, festival and pack down. For more information click here!

Workshops 2017

Introduction to Ren Xue and Yuan Gong (Qigong) - Aiyanna Langemeijer

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Qi plays a vital role in our health. Explore how to connect and work with universal energy (Qi), how to make it your own and use it to heal and stay healthy. You get a chance to experience the connection between your mind, Qi and body and see how your mind has a profound influence on your body.

West African Drumming Meets Afro-Cuban Funk - Jimi Dale

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Explore the techniques and differences between African and Afro-cuban/ Latin musical techniques and styles. Learn how polyrhythm works to create a different feel within music. Learn how to be creative in making your own music learning these techniques. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!

Authentic Connection and the Fundamentals of Tantra - Ellie Wilde

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fun, interactive practices designed to open the heart, bring presence, awareness and more authenticity into your connection with others. Learn the three basic tantric keys to move energy through the body - breath, movement and sound. Learn how we can use them to clear energetic blockages, release emotion and cultivate more life-force energy.  

The Power of Sound – Sannyasin Atmabhava (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

This experiential workshop will combine an exploration of the voice as sound resonance and Nada (sound) Meditations from the Yogic tradition. Use sound to heal emotional disharmony, the 7 tones of the Chakra's and the mantra OM. Participants will learn the foundations of 'Nada Yoga Meditation', using sound as a form of meditation.

 

Wheel of Consent - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Become aware of the energy dynamics when you meet someone and have an interaction. Who is taking, who is allowing, who is serving and accepting. These dynamics occur in every personal interaction and can be measured with the Wheel of Consent model created by Betty Martin. Explore gratitude, surrender, generosity, and integrity.

Bollywood Bliss - Shamila Rasa

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bollywood Bliss workshops give you the experience of being part of a fun and cheeky Bollywood Dance Troupe! Learn expressive movement, connect with others, work as a team and improve your memory through recalling dance choreography incorporates a fun warm up, melodrama, Indian culture, yoga and relaxation. Perform as a flash mob during the festival!

Renewable You - Lisa Sherman

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Modern life can trigger our nervous systems into chronic fight/flight, causing stress, burnout, and health problems. Learn how to purposefully switch on your relaxation response with mindful movement that weaves together the energizing yang of flow yoga with the relaxing yin of qigong and meditation. Become a renewable resource for yourself and your community.

Thai Yoga Massage & Therapeutic Flying - Debora O'Callaghan & Tobias Castelli

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Take a journey of true listening with all that you are through "The art of Touch”, down on the ground and up in the air. Focus on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai Yoga Massage and Therapeutic Flying.

Amazing Birth - Tracy Botica

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

As minimisation of risk and disconnection from body and nature dominate mainstream birthing, the need for us to understand the wonders and benefits of physiological birthing increases. Explore the incredible changes that occur in mother and child when birth occurs without intervention and discuss why this is so important for us as a social, sustainable species.

The Abundant Vegetable Garden - Sol Morgan

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Learn how to design, plan, implement and manage a productive, healthy vegetable garden. Gain knowledge on key organic principles, design points to set up a well functioning garden, different garden development methods and strategies to maintain fertile soil and healthy crops.

 

 

Ecstatic Presence - Diane Sparks

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

This is an active meditation, centred on guided movement, dance and stillness. It will help you to connect more deeply with your authentic self, and from that, connect to others. Some keywords: fun, play, release, depth, connection and Love.

Yoga for Pregnancy - Inna Alex

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Yoga can bring tremendous benefits to your experience of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Join Inna to collect your basket of tools to practice at home preparing for birth! We will cover: Gentle warm-ups, amended Surya Namaskar, breathing techniques, further asanas, and relaxation exercises.

PlayTime - The Laughter Guy (Gareth Edwards)

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Lets ring the school bell on normality and opens the door for PlayTime, a fusion of laughter yoga and silly song. Based on Laughter Yoga, PlayTime is the antidote to the stress of modern living; a shortcut to joy for all ages and abilities. Laughter guaranteed!

Along with song, the Laughter Guy uses laughter yoga, which is both modern and ancient. Traditionally called Hasya Yoga it is part of the Pranayama (Breath) branch of Yoga. Many disciplines...

The Roald Dahl Show by Nick Duval-Smith, Teller of Tales - Nick Duval-Smith

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Do you know how Roald Dahl ended up in Africa? Inspired by these adventures, he wrote poems about Dirty Beasts! And what about your favourite Roald Dahl books? One of Dahl’s favourite things was confectionary, I will have you know. I shall tell you about all this and more… Come along and settle in for some wonderful tales and scary stories!

 

 

Lacto-Fermentation: How to Make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Lacto-fermentation creates foods which are more nutritious than they were before being preserved by introducing beneficial flora and probiotics to foods. Learn to make sauerkraut (from cabbage) in lacto-fermented fashion. Discover the ancient art, taste and take home knowledge applicable to a variety of vegetables in this hands-on demonstration.

YogaRhythms, Wild & Free - Rire Norman and Hayley Melrose

MOVE WORKSHOPS

YogaRhythms is a co-creation between the twin vehicles of yoga and music designed to ignite unity and connection on the dance floor!

A Yoga Rhythms Journey is carefully curated around a solid foundation of live music, & powerful electronic world rhythms & bass music all DJ’d live to guided Prana Flow Yoga, kundalini dance, breath-work, ecstatic dance and sealed with a multi sensory sound bath.

Qigong (Chi-gong) - Jay Glubb

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Qigong are moving meditation exercises originally from China. Incorporating many secrets and tricks from traditional Qigong and Tai Chi, these classes will be an introduction to the modern style of Qigong known as Yuan Gong.

Power Plants for Everyday Wellbeing - Annaliese Hordern

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Herbal medicine was traditionally a part of daily life. Today we are enjoying a resurgent interest in herbs and power plants for their benefits such as happiness, energy, relaxation and wellbeing. We want more out of life, to think clearer & smarter, to prevent dis~ease, to experience greater euphoria and to really enjoy ourselves.

AcroYoga: Connection and Play - Debora O'Callaghan & Wayne Hoover

MOVE WORKSHOPS

This beginner-friendly workshop will work on the FUNdamentals of AcroYoga – a beautiful practice that combines the dynamic wisdom of acrobatics, the awareness, breath and balance of yoga, and the healing, loving nature of Thai massage. Working with one or more partners these three disciplines are fused into sequences of inversions, flows and balances. Bring yoga mats.

Composition and Awareness - Benjamin Castelli and Johanna Bachmayr-Heyda

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Create a game through mere improvisation, without rules, to amuse yourself and the people around you. Through different theatre techniques and games, participants are challenged to widen their self awareness in space. By tuning into the others, and playing with what they offer, a story can be told through action and reaction.

Wifi, Cellphones and RFEMR - Sue Grey LLB(Hons), BSc, RSHDipPHI

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Sue is regarded as New Zealand’s expert in the law and policy relating to radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation and electro-sensitivity, raising awareness about the biological effects of radio-frequency waves, wifi, and cellphones particularly for children, and can advise on actions that can be taken to reduce unnecessary exposure.

World Class Music

Luminate's Live Stage offers an authentic, world class line-up of talented musicians, spanning many contemporary and traditional genres and artists who merge live music with digital/computer technology to forge new and exciting, integrated pathways of musical creativity and performance.

TheElectronic Zone line-up at Luminate 2015 is packed full of amazing international and local talent, pushing the boundaries of contemporary electronic genres, and providing a world class experience of diverse, cutting edge dance music. it's the only dedicated zone for 100% electronic music at Luminate.

Tribal hosts acoustic drumming & other native instruments in a wonderland of organic sculpture and much barefoot dancing around the fire. Bring your percussion, your fire toys, your inspiration and join in this sharing space.

The Chillout Lounge offers a comfortable place to chill out, lounge around, and enjoy a mug of chai or a bliss ball, whilst soothing atmospheric soundscapes permeate your cells and encourage a heightened state of quantum relaxation.

The Village Stage's pitch will have a powered stage with a couple of mics and speakers and be located in the food zone.

Inspirational Workshops

Luminate Festival offers a  wide selection of workshops like Permaculture, Bio Dynamics, Yoga, Aikido, Jikyo Jutsu, Qi Gong, Holistic health, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Native plant medicine, Harakeke, Maori Legends, African dance, to Belly dancing and lots more. At night a selection of enlightening movies & documentaries are screened.

Music workshops include Celtic guitar, Irish low whistle, Irish bouzouki, African drumming, Didgeridoo, songs of medieval Spain, Indian Vocalisation, Kirtan, Stagecraft, Improvisation, and Electronic music production using Abelton Live and Logic.

The dedicated Juggle-poi-toy circus zone hosts sessions on juggling, poi, staff, slackline, unicycling, stilts, whip cracking, silks/aerial, acrobalance, hulahoop, and lots more; most are suitable for kids and adults. At night the zone transforms into spectacular choreographed fire performances, and look out for the many roving performers too.

Amazing Range of Activities

The Market is a colorful, spacious area; the central happening ‘home’ of the festival, offering quality, yummy healthy food, a range of wonderful products, and a open mic stage! It’s a great place to catch up with friends over a mouth-watering meal, coffee, juice or snack, and for parents to relax while the children enjoy a variety of activities.

The "Healing Hub – Hauora", offers a wide range of healing experiences from various styles of massage and other bodywork to channeled readings and light workers.

At the Circus Space you will find an extensive program of circus style workshops catering for all ages and abilities, and hosts a spectacular array of fire/LED performers each night throughout the festival.

When we say that the Luminate Festival is Kidz friendly, we mean much more than just 'allowing' Kids to be there with their parents... We actually try to make the event a memorable experience for all the children who come and to support their parents to enjoy being there with them.

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Festival Guide 2017

Live Stage 2017

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  • Desert Dwellers
  • Pitch Black
  • Ott & The All-Seeing I
  • Deya Dova
  • Dubarray
  • Kaminanda
  • My Baby
  • Ungus Ungus Ungus
  • Wild Marmalade
  • Formidable Vegetable Sound System
  • Zen Mechanics
  • Dark Nebula
  • Ryanosaurus
  • Unseen Dimensions
  • Interpulse

Electronic Zone 2017

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  • Zen Mechanics
  • Legacy
  • D-Sens
  • Twilight
  • Warp
  • Xsetra
  • Mr Squatch
  • Luna Orbit
  • Sub.conscious

Chillout 2017

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  • Conscious Comfort
  • Interpulse
  • Kaminanda
  • Matiu Te Huki
  • Mr Squatch
  • My Baby's Love in Tipi
  • Ott DJ set
  • Sixis
  • Ungus Ungus Ungus

Experiences

Friends recommended Luminate to me and I went as a volunteer in 2013. I had an amazing experience and will be back next year. The place is magic, the people are incredibly nice and helpful, and the workshops and presentations real...

Paul
long term traveller

Luminate: to shine light, elevate spiritual consciousness, put a smile on your face; earth friendly festival of music, art, culture, intentional community, sustainability, celebration and inspiration; celebrating the ancient festival of Lughnasadgh, midway between the summer solstice and autumn equinox. Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust. Registered Charity CC43938