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Luminate Festival 2017

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.

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Workshops 2017

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...

DJ 432-Hertz Dance Meditation - Kimberley Jade & Nikki Sunbeam

MOVE WORKSHOPS

432Hz dancing mediation is a DJ act with a guided meditation teaching people to create from the heart. Including live sound, crystal singing bowls and drumming. The intention is to create a conduit of healing heart energy, sending love to yourself, each other, the earth and the cosmos to assist the healing of this planet.

Food Philosophy - Ranieri Silva

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Food Philosophy is a little discussion on the important role food plays in our lives and how it brings people together. Discuss how food affects your environment and the importance of seasonal eating and the strong connection with the annual circle.

 

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.

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.

Conscious Communication - Mordechai Nathan

THINK WORKSHOPS

Via fun exercises in interchanging pairs explore concepts such as saying yes, no and maybe; expressing judgement, the mechanics of boundaries, and different aspects of consent: giving, receiving, taking and allowing. Awareness is focused on basic concepts in our everyday relating with others. Gain a greater sense of mindfulness, responsibility and ownership in interpersonal communication.

Djembe Mayhem - Miro Klima

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A high-energy, full-immersion African Drumming experience. Prepare to be swept off your feet, physically challenged, energised & inspired all at the same time, by the world's most advanced, natural dance music that you will be co-creating.

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.

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.

Condor Meets the Eagle - Kari Barron

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

A sharing of shamanic & ancient wisdom from North & South America. Participants will learn about ceremonial practices, sacred healing plants and the art of smudging. Enjoy the experience of blessing the directions and shamanic rhythm & sound. Bring a drum or rattle!

Real Ways to Change Our World Fast - Laurence Boomert

THINK WORKSHOPS

Learn about creating adaptive, thriving, future-focused communities. Be inspired with the possibilities, invigorated with a sense of can-do, and learn of real ways to make good things happen fast. Change the way you see money, power and possibility with models that people across Aotearoa and the world are using today to make a better world.

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!

 

 

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.

 

 

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.

Abundant Love - Lis Martinac

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Self-Love is the essential seed from which all things grow. Practice a powerful combination of ancient tools including singing mantra, pranayama and guided meditation. A discussion/introduction to loving practices will follow. Attendees will be given thought provoking exercises intended to help them connect deeply with themselves and create a self-loving shift. Lis will hold a follow up session focusing on ‘Fear or Love’.

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.  

Permaculture: An Ecological Design System for Productive Landscapes and Thriving Social Systems - Robina McCurdy and Alexandra Cachia

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

An insight into how to work in harmony with nature to produce an abundance of food in a landscape of beauty. Discover how to integrate elements such as organic vegetable gardens, fruit trees, herbs, flowers and small animal systems, especially within our home environments - with a myriad of social benefits.

 

 

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.

Creative Flax Weaving for Beginners - Maureen Harte and Beate Franke

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Small 'Magic Kete’. Learn how to prepare flax, ready for weaving, and to weave a small two-corner kete. Come away with a completed small weaving having learnt some basic weaving techniques. Continue again later on when we make Small ‘Rourou’in the next workshop. We will open with a waiata and mihi/introductions for both workshops.

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.

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...

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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