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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

Grow Your Own Spirulina - Tyson Hammond

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

This superfood is a micro-algae that is 70% Protein, rich in Vitamin A, B12 and Iron. Ideal for vegetarians and you can easily learn to grow it at home in your back yard.

Luminate Eco Tour - Gayle Murphy

THINK WORKSHOPS

An opportunity to explore Luminate's pioneering eco initiatives, gain knowledge and insight of our systems and ask any questions you might have.

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...

5Rhythms® WildSacred Waves - Kat Worth

MOVE WORKSHOPS

5Rhythms® is a kick ass moving meditation practice. You will experience an open and permissive dance space to practice the Wave; Flowing Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness. Each Rhythm is interpreted in a uniquely personal way, opening us to new freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative.

Muscle Testing for Health - Kimberley Jade

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Kimberley Jade from Jade Energies will present this workshop based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine and used in kinesiology. Muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body and assessing its needs. You will learn to whole body test and muscle test yourself and others.

Natural Self-Dentistry - Courtney Brooke

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Our teeth, the trees. That's right – our gums and teeth are alive! And there are practices we can include in our daily rhythms to keep our mouths healthy and even repair our teeth without having to spend time in the chair of conventional dentistry. Come learn how clean up your dental habits with holistic, natural dentistry.

Yoga 2.0 - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Certain ancient postures and principals of yoga are unsafe. Revealed are the darker sides of yoga: how people can get hurt physically, emotionally, nutritionally, and spiritually by the misapplication of yogic principles and postures. Dr Sam aims to educate and alleviate through sharing his personal experience.

 

 

Men’s Circle - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Providing a safe space for men to be able to openly share in terms of their relationships and or love life. Where are we at as men in this world of changing relationship dynamics? Divine masculine, divine feminine, embodiment, sexual preference, gender, polyamory. Discovering what these might mean.

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.

West African Dance (Kids: 9-12 yrs) - Annika Wagenhoff

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes and bare feet and you'll be set to join in the fun of learning some West African dance moves and a short routine. You will also to be able to incorporate your own moves with live African drumming to accompany you. Suitable for anybody regardless of previous dance experience.

Havan: Ancient Fire Ceremony - Anahata Yoga Retreat

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

An ancient Vedic fire ceremony to invoke healing energy as well as harmonize and purify the self and surroundingenvironment. Make symbolic offerings from the heart space to the fire of transformation.

 

 

 

 

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.

Mushroom Home Cultivation - Aidan Kelly

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Receive a foundational understanding of fungal ecology and home scale cultivation of mushrooms. Learn to think resourcefully about home scale food production re-using products like plastic containers, coffee grounds, tea bags, lawn clippings, garden compostable material etc. A follow up session covers some medicinal and technological applications of fungi.

 

 

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.

Dancing Freedom: We Are Nature - Richard and Lydia

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Connect to your body as an extension of the earth and all of the elements. Dancing with the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether, intention and awareness allows us to engage and activate the innate intelligence of our bodies to access shamanic, somatic and ecstatic states for healing, self expression and a return to wholeness.

Face and Body Painting - AUMI

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

This is an opportunity to have a one on one face or body painting session, encouraging imagination and self-confidence. Throughout the process of painting, the children will be invited to embody their design of choice and use it to creatively influence their day. Painting is a form of meditation; it’s a happy place where everything else in the world falls away.

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.

 

Blissful Reflexology - Shanti Smith

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Come experience some blissful foot work! Foot reflexology is a simple and easy to learn, hands-on healing tool. In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques for reflexology and gain an understanding of the principles behind the therapy – and you’ll find that giving and receiving are one and the same!

Dance of the Sacred Masculine - Hamilton Barnett

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Dance of the Sacred Masculine is a transformational movement journey for Men. We will combine guided movement medicine with Men’s process work, using the masculine archetypes as a container in which to embody and explore the energies of the masculine experience. All men are welcome, no matter where they are in their life journey. No movement or dance experience is necessary.

Tomorrow's Voice Today - Aralyn Doiron

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

This is a space for speaking from the heart and deep listening. In a rapidly changing world, this circle encourages the next generation to explore their current lives and shape the future they want to inhabit. To empower youth in knowing they have value, and can work together to create the world they want to see.

Music Is Fun! - Max Schollar-Root

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

A musical play space for children aged 0-9yrs to enjoy drumming, play and dancing. Designed to enhance kids self-expression and creativity, enhance language development, cognitive skills focusing on memory and perception and motor skills. The kids can co-write and perform songs in the moment with simple choices giving them autonomy over the musical process.

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