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Workshops 2015

Xanthe Naylor - Firebugs

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Xanthe Naylor - Firebugs

Xanthe has performed professionally both nationally and internationally and has been involved in circo-arts for 5 years. Based in Dunedin, she often performs with Firebugs at festivals around NZ, including Under the Spinfluence and Circulation. She has a beautiful pixie-like spirit and is very excited to be returning to Luminate.

This multi-talented miss will be teaching workshops in hoop, poi and juggling from beginners to advanced!

Embodied Intuition - Christine Callanan

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Embodied Intuition - Christine Callanan

The intuition of the New Age differs from the usual intuition which you already know. The earlier intuition was orientated towards your gut feeling. Now the intuition happens through the unified heart chakra. This may be less noticeable but through this it is ensured that the mind is switched off.

 

Cravings/Addictions - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Cravings/Addictions - Dr. Sam

A holistic approach to cravings/addictions: Taming the addictive B.E.A.S.TTM.

Do you have cravings/addictions to food, alcohol, video games, shopping, smoking, work, or drugs? This unique workshop covers a holistic approach to treating cravings/addictions, called the 5-Phase Addiction Cycle (B.E.A.S.T)™. Learn more about the 5 phases here.

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.

Creatively Capturing Stones: Jewellery making - Jessica Holdaway

Posted on 08/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Creatively Capturing Stones: Jewellery making - Jessica Holdaway

A special stone or crystal can be captured as a beautiful piece of jewellery. Learn to make a macramé net to hold any stone or item and create your wearable or gift piece. Tap into your creative talents and learn a practical new skill.

Gareth Chivers

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Gareth Chivers

This young man from Nelson was one of Sugra’s best students!

Gareth can often be seen weaving energetically through traffic, balancing a water bottle on his head whilst juggling 5 balls.  Seriously. He’s the most humble juggler you’re ever likely to meet.Cats love him.

Gareth will be teaching workshops juggling with balls and rings and unicycling.

His cat is not coming to Luminate but you may well see him balancing other objects.

Ruby

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Ruby

Ruby has been playing with devil sticks for several years, demonstrating throws and catches, spins and twists in a light and playful way. Recently she has been performing with Fusion Clown Company, entertaining spectators with her antics and characters at events in Nelson, Blenheim and Picton. Watch out for her enchanting fire play and infectious smile across the festival site. Ruby will be teaching workshops to both children and adults...

Empowering Local Food Resilience - Robina McCurdy

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Empowering Local Food Resilience - Robina McCurdy

 

Become inspired by successful examples of self reliant food production around Aotearoa, New Zealand. Learn how to set up an empowered information and resource sharing hub and about models to adopt and adapt to your context. Discover how to create your own local food trading system.

 

The Hoop Hooligans

Posted on 11/12/2014 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

The Hoop Hooligans

We are very excited to have The Hoop Hooligans, individually known as Zeph and Rewi, return to Luminate in 2015 and entertain us with their hilarious antics and top circus skills!

Together they form a super potent duo that combines hypnotic object manipulation, fire dance and comedy into an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages and cultures.    

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.

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

How can I be a part of lasting and positive change? How can I make a difference in my health? In my community? By looking at the body, the family, the community as a system we can begin to understand ways to facilitate transformation. Learn tools for being a changemaker!

Guizouki & Ngoni Uke - Jon Sanders

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Guizouki & Ngoni Uke - Jon Sanders

The Ngoni Uke is essentially a ukelele, played upside down in bluegrass style to evoke the sound of the small african ngoni hair found in Mali.

Road to freedom - Norm Collins

Posted on 27/12/2014 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Road to freedom - Norm Collins

To understand Common law and Human Rights and their legal application is to cut through layers of legislation and bureaucratic code. Become aware of the modes of deception being perpetrated upon us. Develop practical methods to assist in resisting them while seeking peaceful remedies to the erosion of liberty and freedom.

You Animal - Connect with your inner creature - Sage Joy Forest

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

You Animal - Connect with your inner creature - Sage Joy Forest

Journey through dance, sound and deep imagination to connect with what is known in shamanism as your power animal. Our power creature supports an aspect of ourselves - a quality we want to nourish in our own evolutionary journey.

 

Zumba® Rhythm Fitness - Ngaire Piggott

Posted on 17/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Zumba® Rhythm Fitness - Ngaire Piggott

Zumba® Rhythm Fitness is a fun & uplifting fitness experience set to exotic global rhythms and movement such as Reggaeton (Latin-Hip Hop), Swing, Salsa, Cumbia, Merengue, Tango & Belly Dance. Once basic Zumba steps are learnt, step into other Zumba® classes anywhere in the world and feel successful.

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

~Luminate, a delightful experience for families~ A family friendly event immersed in rhythms of peace, love and friendship. Every face carried a smile, every corner echoed with children’s laughter. It seemed as though familie...

Bianca Dias

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