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Workshops 2015

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.

Kay Dent

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Kay Dent

Kay Dent

From England Kay brings us the art of hoop manipulation. She has a wealth of teaching and performance experience gained at international events.

You can find Kay performing on the live stage in the evenings as part of CirqueSanity and in the Circus Space leading workshops in foot hooping and advanced hooping techniques.

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.

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.

African Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

Posted on 06/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

African Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

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.

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.

Sacred Sounds Kirtan - Anahata Yoga Retreat and friends

Posted on 16/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Sacred Sounds Kirtan - Anahata Yoga Retreat and friends

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.

Suitable for all ages, children welcome.

 

 

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Permaculture: A Rhymer's Manual - Charlie Mgee of Formidable Vegetable Sound System

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.

 

The Swan Sisters’ Roaming at Luminate - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

The Swan Sisters’ Roaming at Luminate - Amiria Grenell and Amy Grace

 

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.

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.

Couples Massage - Elizabeth Stein

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Couples Massage - Elizabeth Stein

(PG-rated / clothes on). For Adults and young adults age 14+.  Come learn what really makes a massage feel good. Hint: It’s not about the technique, however, a few techniques will be shared.

Workshop suitable for loving partners, friends, and parent’s with interested older children.

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.

Yogic Sleep - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Yogic Sleep - Anahata Yoga Retreat

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.

Suitable for all ages.

Creating a Permaculture Paradise - Robina McCurdy

Posted on 27/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Creating a Permaculture Paradise - Robina McCurdy

Seize this opportunity to learn the ethics and principles of permaculture, to design a flourishing home environment, enhance the community you live within, and harmonise your own life.

 

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.

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

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. My ...

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