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A wide range of circo-arts sessions is scheduled each day, many are suitable for all ages, please check the website and festival schedule for full details. Workshops include: Juggling with clubs, balls and other objects; Poi; Contact and Dragon Staff; Unicycling, Acrobalance; Hooping; Aerials (silks, hoop, rope, trapeze); Slackline; Devil Sticks; Fans; Rope Dart; Bugeng.

Click here to check the circus workshops!

Workshops 2015

Nutritional Anthropology - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Nutritional Anthropology - Dr. Sam

Confused about nutrition: Raw food? Vegan? Vegetarian? Flexitarian? Omnivore? Paleo? Learn the foundation of nutrition: Anthropology, the study of cultures prior to modern civilization.

Learn about Dr. Weston A. Price's nutritional research in the 1920s and 1930s on isolated indigenous cultures, including Eskimo, Aborigines, Maori, Peruvian, African, and Polynesian cultures. 

Embodied Resonance - The Melbourne Chant Collective

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Embodied Resonance  - The Melbourne Chant Collective

The Melbourne Chant Collective, Chakradhyan and Sun Hyland. Using the somatic practices of Yoga, Thai chi and other movement forms, rediscover the relationship of the body, breath and voice. The Melbourne Chant Collective will help you understand and fully utilize your voice to bring about deeper awareness and awaken the prana (energy) in the body. Techniques to expand the voice, 'Tuning' your body to sound, Chants to awaken prana in the body.

 

Female Sacred Anatomy of Arousal - Nina Powell

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Female Sacred Anatomy of Arousal - Nina Powell

De-bunk the myths to uncover what we should have learned about our wondrous sexual anatomy! A space for discovery with a supportive group of women, young and old, to ask questions about our girly bits and to create vulvas as art forms to display our beautiful differences.

 

Love Singing with Love -
 Georgia Duder-Wood

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Love Singing with Love -
 Georgia Duder-Wood

A dynamic, free-spirited approach to singing under the premise that everybody can sing better when simple vocal and musical techniques are applied and “the need to get it right” is removed. Participants will learn a simple checklist to aid free, authentic expression and simple ways to integrate sound healing into a life and discover the joy of communion through the sharing of self through song.

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Aaralyn of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company - Tracey Saunders

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Aaralyn of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company - Tracey Saunders

We’ll discover the origins, history and evolution of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. We’ll learn core movements characteristic of this style of dance and dance drills carried out in a safe manner to help us gain the muscle memory to execute the movements. We will then practice a short choreography integrating the movements we learned.

Psychedelic Sound Design and Composition - BioLuMigen

Posted on 16/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Psychedelic Sound Design and Composition - BioLuMigen

What is computer music and how is it made? How does one compose, design and construct a song? Take a comprehensive look into how to create and compose music electronically from the ground up by exploring the different elements, techniques and approaches that fuse together to create music that we love.

Kundalini Yoga - Anna Lundqvist

Posted on 06/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Kundalini Yoga - Anna Lundqvist

Welcome to experience the yoga of awareness, one of the more spiritual styles of yoga.

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

You fall in love, get married and for the first few years it’s wonderful. Then the magic goes out of the relationship. But what happens when you are married to a magician and can never escape the magic? Prepare for a hilarious retro spoof, combining acrobalance, manipulation, comedy and magic for the whole family.

 

Kids Storytelling with African drumming and dancing - Jimi Dale, Robert Fugah

Posted on 06/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Kids Storytelling with African drumming and dancing - Jimi Dale, Robert Fugah

Kids and parents will learn a simple drum beat, song and dance, which is part of a mythological story to express wholeness and unity. Breath, movement, music and voice create a sense of connection and encourage a feeling that we are all included and significant to each other.  

Suitable for all ages

Robert Koffie Fugah  I am passionate about my arts and love to see children grow and develop their enjoyment also. This reputation has...

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Songlines & The Planetary Grid - Deya Dova

Explore the mysteries and your personal connection to the Great Mystery through understanding & awareness of the Planetary Grid and it's Songlines. Singer, Producer, Artist and Visionary, Deya Dova, shares her experiences visiting & recording live onsite at sacred sites around the world. Deya shares her knowledge of the planetary grid and her personal insights and ongoing exploration into ancient petroglyphs, star knowledge and...

The Work of Byron Katie introductory workshop - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at THINK WORKSHOPS

The Work of Byron Katie introductory workshop -  Dr. Sam

Eckhart Tolle says, “Byron Katie’s Work is a great blessing for our planet.” Identify and Question your stressful thoughts with 4 questions and turnarounds. This interactive, practical, and fun workshop teaches you how to do The Work on your own.

Irish Whistle - Helen Mayhew

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Irish Whistle - Helen Mayhew

Folk music sessions to bring your instrument to…! We’ll practice Irish whistle tunes and techniques incorporated into traditional tunes. All levels from beginner to intermediate are welcome.

Kay Dent

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kay Dent

Kay Dent

From England Kay brings us the art of hoop manipulation. She has a wealth of teaching and performance experience gained at international events.

You can find Kay performing on the live stage in the evenings as part of CirqueSanity and in the Circus Space leading workshops in foot hooping and advanced hooping techniques.

Sound, noise, music and humans – how our aural landscape can harm or heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

Posted on 16/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Sound, noise, music and humans – how our aural landscape can harm or heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

A discussion about how sound affects us on a cellular and energetic level, and how to practice mindfulness around sound in an environment for your family, workplace and community. Topics include research about physiological reactions to sound (both heard and produced by self) listening versus hearing, sound healing, muzak, cymatics, and the relationship between emotion and music..

Aikido and the grounded Spirit - Matthew Walker

Posted on 15/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Aikido and the grounded Spirit - Matthew Walker

A basic introduction to the practice of Aikido with an emphasis on experiencing the potential of this martial art as a practical tool for understanding the self relative to the whole.

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.

The E-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 Flaming-Juggle-Poi-Toy-Zone 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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Live Stage 2015

  • Amani
  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Carlos and Sybie
  • Carolina Moon
  • Chimuka
  • CirqueSanity
  • D-sens
  • Dark Nebula
  • dDub
  • Desert Dwellers
  • Deya Dova
  • DOV1
  • Dub Kirtan All Stars
  • Formidable Veggie Sound...
  • Galanjah
  • Ganga Giri
  • Henry & Makete
  • Hypnagog
  • Irie Vibes
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Janover & reSunator
  • Jon Sanders
  • Joshua Tree
  • JPOD
  • Kalya Scintilla
  • Knights of the Dub Table
  • Loose Connexionz
  • Matiu Te Huki with My Golden Soul
  • MudWood
  • My Baby
  • Mystic Beats
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Perfect Stranger
  • Redwood Reider
  • Sika
  • Spiral
  • Terrafractyl
  • The Slacks

Electronic Zone 2015

  • BlueFrog
  • Defazed
  • DJ Aleon
  • DJ Cib
  • DJ Hobo
  • Eukali
  • FreQ Nasty
  • Gabby Gunn
  • Galangah
  • Herman Saiz
  • Josh Tasman
  • Joshua Tree
  • Ladykerbs
  • Leorion
  • Luccid
  • Melt
  • Pino
  • Scent
  • Shantaraam/Tech Aid/NightShayde
  • ShinDig
  • Siliconbeat
  • Simon Deep South Audio
  • Solomon
  • Systm.Bypass
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Treavor Moontribe
  • Waay
  • Warp
  • Wilderness
  • Wodjer Want
  • Wyldcard

Chillounge 2015

  • Beats Antique
  • Beyondsemble
  • bioLuMigen
  • Chris Butler
  • Defazed
  • DJ Cib
  • Dj Dazy
  • Dj Kamotion
  • Dov1
  • Galanjah
  • Isaac Chambers
  • Joshua Tree
  • Karena Koa
  • Lunaspice
  • Mamadafunk
  • Manu
  • Matt Coldrick
  • Mental Extensions
  • Nigel Gavin
  • Shantaraam
  • Tala
  • The Hallelujah Tribe
  • The Wisdom of Shankara
  • Waay
  • Wyldcard
  • Yeshe

Experiences

Thank you for Everything!!!
 It was such an awesome experience to be at the Luminate 2013! 
I would love to build up a better society with all these amazing people, who shared these peaceful days of love and harmony at the LUM...

Clara Josefine

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, 28th Jan - 4th Feb 2015. Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust. Registered Charity CC43938