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Workshops 2015

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.

The Swan Sisters Childrens Performance Duo - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

Posted on 25/12/2014 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

The Swan Sisters Childrens Performance Duo - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

An interactive, workshop styled children's performance, which incorporates music, song, rhythm, movement, dance, poetry and singing. The children learn about voice and body while they work together. They are encouraged to bring their own instruments and join in the performance at the end, with moving, music and singing.

Joyful Soil - Pania Robinson

Posted on 05/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Joyful Soil - Pania Robinson

Discover the hidden world of life in beneath the soil and how it can benefit you, in your garden. Gain knowledge of the soil foodweb – a vast network of bacteria, fungi, earthworms and critters - for better soil and more vibrant plants. Learn how to create great compost and brew compost Tea to encourage healthy soil.

Bokken (wooden sword) - Giselle Demelchiore

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Bokken (wooden sword) - Giselle Demelchiore

Bokken is an ancient Japanese wooden sword used for peaceful martial arts practice. Take up the Bokken and learn basic solo movements and partnered forms, while developing concentration, centre (Hara), and breath control. Be introduced to a practice for developing strength of mind and body.

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.

 

Ignite the Inner Fire - Energise the Body and Enlighten the Mind Swami Kriyaratna Saraswati and Mangalananda Saraswati Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Ignite the Inner Fire - Energise the Body and Enlighten the Mind  Swami Kriyaratna Saraswati and Mangalananda Saraswati Anahata Yoga Retreat

Light your inner fire with movement, breath and energy locks.

Explore transformative ways to stoke the digestive fire, increase vital energy and turn up the heat to catalyse growth and evolution.  Within our bodies, the fire element is experienced as the governor of digestion, in our minds, fire brings qualities of initiative, drive, passion and confidence and a strong inner flame powers change, growth and evolution.

 

Kick Start Yoga - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Kick Start Yoga - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Ease yourself into the day with a spot of early morning “me” time at our daily Hatha Yoga morning sessions. Enjoy a choice of loosening and energizing postures and vitalizing breathing practices. Welcome the morning sunshine with  Surya Namaskar salutes to the sun and set a clear and charged tone for the day.

Suitable for all ages.

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!

Hear The Earth: Bridging the Gap between Humanity & Gaia Consciousness - Indigo-Khai Rivers

Posted on 06/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Hear The Earth: Bridging the Gap between Humanity & Gaia Consciousness - Indigo-Khai Rivers

In "Hear The Earth" , we develop our natural psychic senses and encourage communication with the nature spirits. Discover how to tune into ley lines and the magnetic grid, use gaia touch techniques and locate meridian points on the earth through your natural gifts of Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, Claircognizance and Clairsentience (psychic seeing, hearing, knowing and feeling).

 

Yoga of Bass 2 - Claire Thompson & Darin McFadyen of FreQ Nasty

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Yoga of Bass 2 -  Claire Thompson & Darin McFadyen of  FreQ Nasty

The second part of The Yoga of Bass is “the asana class / DJ set & Ecstatic Bass Session combines a spiritual dub and bass-oriented DJ set with a yoga session, where vibrant yoga asana and free movement are specially sculpted to flow with the music.

Acrobalance for the family - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Acrobalance for the family - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

No experience is necessary to join this fun acrobalance session for adults with their children (one adult per child is preferred). Learn some basic balances and group pyramids from Circus Arts professionals who specialise in acrobatic balancing and street theatre and work extensively with young people at risk world-wide.

Acupuncture Energetics for Life in the 21st Century - Alan Jansson

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Acupuncture Energetics for Life in the 21st Century - Alan Jansson

With this KISS we’ll develop our ability to benefit from the huge well-spring of knowledge of Traditional Oriental Medicine.

We’ll understand the fundamental principle of yin/yang and how it affects us individually and collectively. We’ll learn to utilise this principle to enhance our lives. 

Mayan Dreamspell Sacred Journey - Giselle Martins

Posted on 06/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Mayan Dreamspell Sacred Journey - Giselle Martins

Now that the furore over 2012 has finally passed, we can return to a study of the Mayan Calendar for what it is and always has been: a medicine path and a form of daily spiritual practice.

Learn about the philosophy and basic principles of this fascinating, ancient galactic system.

CircoFrico

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

CircoFrico

CircoFrico

Luminate is excited to welcome a wonderful Italian/Czech collaboration - CircoFrico

Klara and Matti form CircoFrico, fusing different skills to generate exciting new possibilities.

Between them they have experienced and performed in Circus, as street performers and in festivals across Europe and beyond, bringing a wealth of teaching and performing experience with both with children and adults in a number of different countries. 

Klara will be teaching workshops in aerial acrobatics and teaching paired acrobatics and acro yoga with Matti, whilst...

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.

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

What a great schedule of life learnings! I'm sure Luminate will send a buzz through the whole of NZ! Wish I could have made it to all of those workshops, and hope to make it another year. All the best to all!

Luisa Ribas-Cadle

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