Come to move and be moved by the high energy and collective joy of West African-Inspired dance. Shake, leap and stretch! Learn some sweet new moves, sing some songs, lay down a new choreography, and surprise yourself and others on the dance floors later… This workshop is for anyone and everyone – if you can move, you can dance!
Explore physical limitations through high-intensity explosive movements to spark animal instinct. Within this challenging state heart and mind unite to create holistic strength. A fusion of breath work, yoga, primal movements and free self-expression invites you into a strengthening journey. Breathe heavily, let your voice be heard, and explore your physical potential.
The digestive system is at the core of the body, the inner fire, which digests food and life experiences, as well as distributes nutrients and vitality. The solar plexus area is thought of as the centre of health, influencing all other body systems which affect the mind and emotions.
Come experience some blissful foot work! Foot reflexology is a simple and easy to learn, hands-on healing tool. In this workshop you will learn the basic techniques for reflexology and gain an understanding of the principles behind the therapy – and you’ll find that giving and receiving are one and the same!
The relationship between hot and cold, light and dark, activity and rest, life and death, and the 5 elements earth, metal, water, wood and fire – these are the fundamental underpinnings of the 3000 year-old philosophy upon which traditional acupuncture is based. Alan will share the understanding that he has gleaned from 30 years of practice.
Discussion will include how we are affected individually and collectively by our interdependence upon our planet and its myriad of climates. How...
Learn how to establish and maintain a healthy, productive fruit garden. Gain knowledge on how to position fruits in your garden/microclimate, variety selection depending on climate, good planting technique, training & pruning methods and strategies to produce fruit with optimum health.
A musical play space for children aged 0-9yrs to enjoy drumming, play and dancing. Designed to enhance kids self-expression and creativity, enhance language development, cognitive skills focusing on memory and perception and motor skills. The kids can co-write and perform songs in the moment with simple choices giving them autonomy over the musical process.
A gathering of women in a circle.Celebrate by embodying feminine archetypes. Work with these aspects of selves and explore their embodiments through different cultures and ages, in order to heal the past, reclaim our present moment, and be strong for the journeys to come.
Fun, interactive practices designed to open the heart, bring presence, awareness and more authenticity into your connection with others. Learn the three basic tantric keys to move energy through the body - breath, movement and sound. Learn how we can use them to clear energetic blockages, release emotion and cultivate more life-force energy.
Explore the positive effects of art in the theatre of global activism. Evaluate the effectiveness of art activism. Use your creative skills to facilitate positive change in your personal and communal worlds. Build confidence in your creativity , share ideas, learn recognise the usefulness of art and ideas as a means of positive change in the modern world.
Bollywood Bliss workshops give you the experience of being part of a fun and cheeky Bollywood Dance Troupe! Learn expressive movement, connect with others, work as a team and improve your memory through recalling dance choreography incorporates a fun warm up, melodrama, Indian culture, yoga and relaxation. Perform as a flash mob during the festival!
Become aware of the energy dynamics when you meet someone and have an interaction. Who is taking, who is allowing, who is serving and accepting. These dynamics occur in every personal interaction and can be measured with the Wheel of Consent model created by Betty Martin. Explore gratitude, surrender, generosity, and integrity.
Yoga Beats is yoga and free dance fusion, interaction and connection with other humanbeings. Breath work and movement combine with dancing games making the session unforgettable. Gain the amazing ability of being self confident, believing in your self and connected to the universal energy. An amazing collaboration with the band Dubarray for full open heart medicine.
Herbal medicine was traditionally a part of daily life. Today we are enjoying a resurgent interest in herbs and power plants for their benefits such as happiness, energy, relaxation and wellbeing. We want more out of life, to think clearer & smarter, to prevent dis~ease, to experience greater euphoria and to really enjoy ourselves.
Learn a specific 10-step method to identify the causes of and the solutions to energy problems. Gain understanding into different types of fatigue and learn what the 10 major factors are that cause them. Learn a complete framework of wellness that is comprehensive, yet simple to understand, without fluff and clinically tested.
This workshop is an update to the popular 2015 talk on Hormone Rebalancing. You will learn a specific 10-step method to identify the causes of...
What is kinesiology and how might one use it? Learn how to use kinesiology (muscle testing) confidently so that you can assess whether a substance is good for you or bad. Learn acupressure points to use with kinesiology for a fuller assessment.
In ancient India, one of the paths a yogi could study was that of the Yoga of Sound, or Nada Yoga. But how do we practice this in our modern world? From ancient techniques of cultivating silence and chanting, through examining the neuroscience of listening and embracing modern technology, to using music as meditation and mood changer, and finding full-on festival dance floor freedom. Discover how to connect with this powerful practice.
Kimberley Jade from Jade Energies will present this workshop based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine and used in kinesiology. Muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body and assessing its needs. You will learn to whole body test and muscle test yourself and others.
Self-Love is the essential seed from which all things grow. Practice a powerful combination of ancient tools including singing mantra, pranayama and guided meditation. A discussion/introduction to loving practices will follow. Attendees will be given thought provoking exercises intended to help them connect deeply with themselves and create a self-loving shift. Lis will hold a follow up session focusing on ‘Fear or Love’.
For justice and freedom! Through the use of dramatic games investigate ideas of oppression/ liberation in an embodied way. Play games to co-create possible new realities and understand old forms of control that are unconsciously preventing us from achieving freedom. Come and embrace solidarity and endless potential in ourselves, each other and the world!
This is a space for speaking from the heart and deep listening. In a rapidly changing world, this circle encourages the next generation to explore their current lives and shape the future they want to inhabit. To empower youth in knowing they have value, and can work together to create the world they want to see.
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.
TheElectronic 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 Circus Space 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 experience of Luminate Festival is a diverse collection of creative beings from around the planet coming together to co-create through sharing music, dance, knowledge, play, healthy food, crafts, and infinite possibilities of e...
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