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Workshops 2015

Anndala the Hooper

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Anndala the Hooper

We are very excited to have Ngaire Leighton aka Anndala the Hooper join us at Luminate for the first time! Based in Melbourne but originally from New Zealand Ngaire has a wealth of experience in hooping and facilitating workshops. She has performed at a variety of Australian festivals including Rainbow Serpent, Burning Seed, Dancing Ground and Kindred Spirit festivals. Ngaire is very excited to be coming back home to the New Zealand festival this time and share...

Energy in Motion - Transforming Emotions - Swami Karma Karuna of Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Energy in Motion - Transforming Emotions - Swami Karma Karuna of Anahata Yoga Retreat

Explore feelings and emotions around life situations such as family, relationships, work, and past events and receive the skills to manage and direct them.

Diving Deeper: Introduction to Deep Ecology - Inna Alex

Posted on 05/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Diving Deeper: Introduction to Deep Ecology - Inna Alex

Guided transformational processes empower individuals to connect, transform and contribute to the healing of our world. Join a playful yet powerful deep dive into silent introspection and reflection. Experience enhanced connection through group and partner, movement and dialogue.

Mindfulness and sexual pleasure: two workshops for men and women - Dr. Courtney Clyne

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Mindfulness and sexual pleasure: two workshops for men and women - Dr. Courtney Clyne

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.

Dancing Freedom: Embodied Alchemy - Richard Tronson & Lydia Marolda

Posted on 03/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Dancing Freedom: Embodied Alchemy - Richard Tronson & Lydia Marolda

Authentic movement and ritual move us beyond the thinking mind and allow us to open to the body's innate intelligence. Participate in a deep soul-filled experience of tribal music and dance. A transformative journey to explore the elements of Earth, Air, Water, Fire & Ether in a synergy of ecstatic dance.

Bodran/Irish drum and Irish Rythms - Helen Mayhew

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Bodran/Irish drum and Irish Rythms - Helen Mayhew

Folk music sessions to bring your instrument to…! This is an Irish drum (Bodhran) Rythms session providing enough participants bring a drum. All levels from beginner to intermediate are welcome to a full appreciation of the tradition of playing folk music where camaraderie and inclusiveness is at the heart of playing folk music in a group.

 

Kaylie Kreatrix

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kaylie Kreatrix

Kaylie is returning to Luminate for the second time to teach the art of buugeng (a Japanese toy similar to S-staffs).

She has delighted us with her beautiful buugeng flow on the live stage at Luminate 2013, and since then has acquired a fire buugeng, taken up spinning of double staffs and dragon staff, and skilled up on an aerial rope.

Fire spinning is Kaylie’s big passion so you will have plenty of opportunity to see her magnificent fire...

The Unified Field Theory of Nassim Haramein & beyond... - Jamie Janover

Posted on 06/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

The Unified Field Theory of Nassim Haramein & beyond... - Jamie Janover

Jamie Janover will guide you through Nassim Haramein’s lifelong exploration into the geometry of space-time, which has resulted in an exciting comprehensive Unification theory based on a new solution to Einstein’s Field Equations. This award-winning Unified fFeld Theory brings together many scientific disciplines with the teachings of spiritual masters throughout history into one elegant theory of an infinite fractal geometric universe.

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...

Jikyo Jutsu - Giselle Demelchiore

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Jikyo Jutsu - Giselle Demelchiore

Experience one of the earliest forms of exercise developed in Japan. Described as a combination of gymnastics, aerobics and yoga - Jikyo-Jutsu is now regarded preventative or cure for certain physical conditions. Recommended as a tool for keeping in good health that is accessible to all ages and fitness levels.

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.

Te Rangatahi Theatre - Tarn Felton

Posted on 25/12/2014 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Te Rangatahi Theatre - Tarn Felton

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.

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.

Maori Legends - Matiu Te Huki

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Maori Legends - Matiu Te Huki

Matiu will tell several Maori myths and invite participants to act out the stories to help them be remembered and passed down forever. The stories are for children and adults are welcome too.

Matiu has 15 years experience teaching Te Reo Maori and kapa haka, and specialises in early childhood education.

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

Posted on 01/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Breath Circle: conscious connected breathwork - Emma Skellern

 

Our Breath is a simple yet profound vehicle for healing and inspiration. This specific technique of conscious connected breathing is an experience, which unites us with the Life Force, offers an opportunity to let go of anything we no longer need to carry and brings up insights, bliss and inspiration.

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

We have been at the hippiest, free-est and in our opinion, one of the loveliest festivals in Aotearoa. Luminate - Very enlightening indeed... The location, biblically named Canaan Downs on Takaka Hill, could not have been more ...

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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