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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...

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!

New Luminate Video! - Enjoy Highlights from Luminate 2015

Check out the new highlights video from Luminate Festival 2015.

Click here to view on the Luminate Festvial - Aotearoa You Tube channel.

Enjoy a glimpse into the world of Luminate and come join us to celebrate Lughnasadgh in 2017! Thankyou and much love to all the participants who come to Luminate and co-create this magical gathering of heartpsace and transformation. We're looking forward to gathering with you all again very soon!

Workshops 2017

The Authentic Yes and No - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fear and communication barriers can be such a block to making deep connections with another. Learn how to own your true yes and no to gain the experiences that truly serve us. From this place we can own our desires and make clear requests while honouring the response of the other.

Perineal Steaming and Vaginal Steaming - Elizabeth Stein

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

An ancient medicine for modern times. Come find out what the hype is about and how to do a steam safely at home. Explanatory and clothes on demo workshop only. Feel inspired and confident in doing your own steams. Open to men and women.

This workshop builds on the previous workshop by delving into the history and proper technique of an art form that is very beneficial for men and women, but especially for women as it...

Yin/Yang and the 5 Elements in Traditional Acupuncture - Alan Jansson

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

The relationship between hot and cold, light and dark, activity and rest, life and death, and the 5 elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire – these are the fundamental underpinnings of the 3000 year-old philosophy upon which traditional acupuncture is based. Alan will share the understanding that he has gleaned from 30 years of practice.

Discussion will include how we are affected individually and collectively by our interdependence upon our planet and its myriad of climates. How...

Sacred Sounds: Kirtan - Anahata Yoga Retreat, The GayaTree and Guest Kirtanists

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Open your heart and clear your head with “kirtan”. Join Anahata Yoga Retreat and The GayaTree Kirtan band every evening 7-8pm for joyful singing and dancing in this uplifting Yoga practice of call-and-response singing of transformative mantras.

 

 

 

K-I-S-S: Keep It Simple Singing - Georgia Duder-Wood

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A fun and informative seminar to understand the fundamentals of good vocal technique. Learn how to increase your vocal range, power, resonance, clarity and authenticity with an extremely effective and easy to remember 5-point checklist. Learn and apply simple concepts to increase confidence in song. Suitable for beginner or advanced singers.

Some 'Live' Stories and Learning About Survival Skills for a Challenging World Ahead - Brian Maskell

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Brian M Maskell is a strategist and an organisation development consultant with more than 50 years of world-wide experience. He has a very broad background of experiences – in both public and private sectors. He has a particularly strong interest in areas of public law and associated government principles and ethics; in cases of government breaches of those principles and breaches of trust that people of a country necessarily reside in their government; and in the coupling of...

Galactic Communication Optimisation - Grayham Forscutt

THINK WORKSHOPS

Starseed and Starkids number over 100,000,000. Are you one? Earth (heart) Grid is the interface for galactic forces, ETs and Ultraterrestrials (family arriving from the future). ETs use this gridwork as a fuel and for manoeuvring, while UTs move anywhere by intent alone. Entering the galactic community is optimised by collectively actualizing sacred geometric principles.

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.

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.

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!

 

 

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.

Cannabis As Medicine - Redwood Reider

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Join two of New Zealand's leading cannabis advocates to learn about the history of medicinal cannabis use, the science behind its health benefits, the current political and legal situation in NZ, your rights and what you can do to promote law change. Learn how to make healing root balms and how cannabis is used for medical conditions.

West African Dance - Annika Wagenhoff

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes, bare feet, a taste for trying something new and join in the fun of learning energetic and expressive dance moves to djembe rhythms from West Africa. West African dance is about joy and freedom through movement, celebration, and feeling our connection with the earth and a sense of community. Wontanara!

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!

Cultivate Your Life Force - Mordechai Nathan

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Journey through a selection of techniques from Pranayama, Kriya Yoga, Ayurveda, Daoism and Qi-gung, clear the meridian channels, create awareness of the central channel, the micro-cosmic orbit and cultivate the nectar body. Remove emotional blockages, karmic participation blockages, bring vitality, longevity and even immortality with these transformative techniquesto create a daily practice.

 

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!

The Law of Time: The Foundation of the New Culture and Ancient Civilisations - Vasumi

THINK WORKSHOPS

Diving into the Mayan Calendar, its roots, branches and highest flowering through ancient civilisations of the past. Could it possibly be the foundation for the new time? Participants will receive their 'Galactic Signatures' to explore the relevance of the Mayan Dreamspell.

Tame the Beast of Addiction - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Empower yourself with a simple, secular, and successful 5-step method to reverse the cycle of addiction. Whether it's sugar, food, video games, tech, social media, shopping, working, smoking, or otherwise, Dr Sam provides the tools, resources and models to free yourself from compulsive, addictive behaviour.

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...

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.

 

 

Yoga Beats - Pablo Gascon

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Yoga Beats is yoga and free dance fusion, interaction and connection with other humanbeings. Breath work and movement combine with dancing games making the session unforgettable.  Gain the amazing ability of being self confident, believing in your self and connected to the universal energy. An amazing collaboration with the band Dubarray for full open heart medicine.  

 

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.


Until Luminate Festival 2017

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

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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