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.
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.
When we integrate mindfulness into sexual practices, we can approach our sex life in a new way, whether we have sexual issues or want to learn to increase sexual enjoyment. Men and women are encouraged to attend both workshops to gain a deeper understanding of one another.
Come to jiggle, shake, jump and connect with joyful group movement for an embodied experience of several African dance forms! Discover your rhythm and learn a new movement vocabulary to try out on the dance floor later. You will be empowered to make new choices both on and off the dance floor.
Open your heart and clear your head with “kirtan”. Join Anahata Yoga Retreat and special guest Chakradhyan every evening 7-8pm for joyful singing and dancing in this uplifting Yoga practice of call-and-response singing of mantras.
An eccentric experience in ecological edutainment where the power of music, rhyme and humour convey the permaculture principles in a new wholistic method of conscious education. Song and dance true to the complex thinking systems of Permaculture are both highly entertaining and educational.
Betty and Britta, two colourful and hilarious characters interact with the festival punters. They have ukeleles and write zany songs with the public’s suggestions of words to join in. They then perform little five minute songs, with their crop of new words and punters for passers by.
Join a forum as a member of Rangatahi (Younger Generation). Three workshops for youth include games and improvised theatre. Devise a piece of theatre to present back to the wider community about what it means to be a youth today; a great opportunity for self expression and confidence building through acting.
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.
Relax and recharge your entire system with 30 minutes of “Yoga Nidra” or Yogic Sleep. With a 30 minute Yoga Nidra equivalent to four hours of deep sleep, this proven relaxation technique will leave you feeling grounded, rested and rejuvenated.
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.
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.
My beloved family of deeply kindred close friends...
In the past 3 years which Ive have attended Luminate I have had the most positive n life inspiring experiences of any festival I have ever been to n Ive been to many.
I Versch Natural Health Prof / Professional Musician / Wilderness skills instructor (including bush craft) n guide, Lover of life, Now traveling the wildernesses of the world
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