Luminate Festival 2017

Workshops 2017

Creating Sustainable Human Habitats: Intentional Communities, Co-Housing and Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

THINK WORKSHOPS

We 'visit' a diversity of communities around the world, and address some critical 'how to’s’e.g. how to build community from where you are right now, how to gather together the right people, how to gather sufficient resources to start, how to avoid typical pitfalls. Be sure and attend Robina’s other workshops as well!

 

 

Transforming Money for Humanity - Laurence Boomert

THINK WORKSHOPS

This workshop will change the way you see money, power and possibility. Money determines just about every aspect of our lives but it is only a technology. As humans we can find new and better technologies. Learn how people across the planet are creating all sorts of new values-based economic systems to enable exchange, empowerment and create good.

 

Impulse and Play - Calvin Petersen

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

The creative impulse, something the ancients personified as 'Genius', is something accessible to all of us. This workshop is an exercise in discovering the potent power of our impulses. We will connect with our personal impulses, and explore how they can be a useful tool in performance, creation, or everyday life.

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!

Interactive Storytelling, Drumming, Dance and Song - Jimi Dale

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

An interactive story for kids where they will become part of an African tale. Kidz will learn drumming, singing and dancing that makes the story come alive. Parents welcome.

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.

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.

 

 

The Art of Activism - Mik and Jacquie

THINK WORKSHOPS

Explore the positive effects of art in the theatre of global activism. Evaluate the effectiveness of art activism. Use your creative skills to facilitate positive change in your personal and communal worlds. Build confidence in your creativity , share ideas, learn recognise the usefulness of art and ideas as a means of positive change in the modern world.

Native American Song Circle - Kari Barron

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Enjoy the experience of blessing the directions and shamanic rhythm & sound during an interactive song circle. Learn sacred ceremonial songs that will leave your heart buzzing!

ATS® (American Tribal Style Belly Dance): Essentials - Tracey Saunders

MOVE WORKSHOPS

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance allows dancers to create performances together without choreographies using group improvisational techniques and non-verbal communication. Learn basic improvisational techniques along with core movements from the fast and slow ATS® vocabularies. Once the core movements have been covered we'll look at as many of the advanced steps as time allows!

Pounamu: Ascension Tool of Aotearoa - Mark McPherson

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Learn about the historic importance of Pounamu in ancient cultures. Find out how Pounamu is formed. Learn how the stone is worked and how we can access its inner beauty. Discover how the stone interacts with human beings, namely its vibratory frequency and how it can embed into our heart chakra.

Yoga With the Elements - Claire Thompson

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Outdoors at a music festival we are living close to the elements of nature. In this strong and meditative yoga practice, find your connection to fire, water, earth and wind – both inside yourself and in the outside world. The poses target the places in the body associated with these elements and their emotional qualities, honouring the connections between ourselves and the natural world.

Natural Soap Making - Sarah Page

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Make your own natural Palm oil free soap using only natural ingredients including organic goats milk, natural colourings and essential oils. Goats milk soap is an intensely nourishing and very gentle soap which is ideal for children and babies and anyone who has skin problems. No natural additives are added and the soap is pure and simple.

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.

Act Up! - Hester Phillips

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

"Many people don't discover how creative they are until something forces them to think outside the square." – Anonymous.

Explore the art of creating spontaneous drama. Working alone and with others through fun games and activities, the thrill of improvised drama is yours for the taking.

How to Determine Your Unique Diet - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Want to make educated choices about your foods? Dr Sam explains over 10 major diet trends. Discover a clear, logical way to determine one's unique diet based on one's unique lifestyle, genetics, anthropology, personal beliefs, health needs, personal resources, and the environment. Identify your basic metabolic needs and which macronutrient profiles best fit you.

Pelvic Health for Women: Taking Care of Our Core - Elizabeth Stein

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

How do women protect and cultivate better womb & pelvic health? What are the roles of the womb and sacrum to health? Basic anatomy and wise cultural offerings discussed. Women have unique bodies which require unique care. There will be a group womb meditation at the end. Guaranteed information not talked about in school, but maybe your elders knew!

Learn to Use Kinesiology - Tessa Jones

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

What is kinesiology and how might one use it? Learn how to use kinesiology (muscle testing) confidently so that you can assess whether a substance is good for you or bad. Learn acupressure points to use with kinesiology for a fuller assessment.

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.

Women’s Ceremony: Isis Meets Maya - Vasumi

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

A gathering of women in a circle.Celebrate by embodying feminine archetypes. Work with these aspects of selves and explore their embodiments through different cultures and ages, in order to heal the past, reclaim our present moment, and be strong for the journeys to come.

Yoga of Bass Ecstatic Bass Session - Claire Thompson and Desert Dwellers

MOVE WORKSHOPS

Join Yoga of Bass founder Claire Thompson for an Ecstatic Bass session with Claire’s yoga asana, free movement, deep stretch sequence. Infused with inspiration and humour, Yoga of Bass brings the full-frequency sound of a festival main stage sound system to your yoga practice, impacting all the chakras and immersing you in music.

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 Schedule 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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