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.
Use a combination of sound techniques from tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls and crystal singing bowls with a guided meditation to activate the chakras and learn to create from the heart rather than the head through the power of positive intention. Using sound, colour and creative visualization, feel balanced, energized, rejuvenated and clear.
Singer, Producer and Visionary, Deya Dova presents an audiovisual talk on the science, origins and experience of the Earth's energetic field – the Planetary Grid. The presentation inspires a relationship withour own personal Songlines and a sense of deep ecology through remembering our symbiotic connection with living, breathing, sentient Earth.
Shine a light on the relationship between your mind and body. Learn about the essential elements of the Alexander Technique. Taking simple movements such as sitting, standing, lying and walking, we will learn how to apply the principles of the Alexander Technique to ourselves and observe the technique in action in others.
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.
World-renowned producers Desert Dwellers join Yoga of Bass founder Claire Thompson for an Ecstatic Bass session on the Luminate Live Stage. Follow them from cutting-edge downtempo dub and bass music, through a crescendo into true dancefloor ecstasy, and back down to a bass-heavy sound healing. This musical journey is skilfully paired with Claire's yoga asana, free movement, and a deep stretch sequence, and all is infused with inspiration and humour.
Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Ether; Dancing the Elements through the 5Rhythms® Map. We move in mindfulness with all that is within and without us. Our inner and outer landscapes. Drawing on the surrounding environment, our Wave resonates with the Grounding Earth, our Fiery Passion, Watery mysterious depths, Air current connectivity and the Oneness of Ether and spirit.
An ancient medicine for modern times. Come find out what the hype is about and how to do a steam safely at home. Explanatory and clothes on demo workshop only. Feel inspired and confident in doing your own steams. Open to men and women.
This workshop builds on the previous workshop by delving into the history and proper technique of an art form that is very beneficial for men and women, but especially for women as it...
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.
Learn which are the most important herbs to grow around your home and how and when to use them. The first half of the workshop is the presentation of information, the second half is interactive to help you remember the important points.
Certain ancient postures and principals of yoga are unsafe. Revealed are the darker sides of yoga: how people can get hurt physically, emotionally, nutritionally, and spiritually by the misapplication of yogic principles and postures. Dr Sam aims to educate and alleviate through sharing his personal experience.
Qi plays a vital role in our health. Explore how to connect and work with universal energy (Qi), how to make it your own and use it to heal and stay healthy. You get a chance to experience the connection between your mind, Qi and body and see how your mind has a profound influence on your body.
Explore the techniques and differences between African and Afro-cuban/ Latin musical techniques and styles. Learn how polyrhythm works to create a different feel within music. Learn how to be creative in making your own music learning these techniques. No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn and have fun!
Dance of the Sacred Masculine is a transformational movement journey for Men. We will combine guided movement medicine with Men’s process work, using the masculine archetypes as a container in which to embody and explore the energies of the masculine experience. All men are welcome, no matter where they are in their life journey. No movement or dance experience is necessary.
Take a journey of true listening with all that you are through "The art of Touch”, down on the ground and up in the air. Focus on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai Yoga Massage and Therapeutic Flying.
Explore your emotional states and find ways to play with them through exaggeration, vulnerability, and the recognition that we are all, inherently, foolish. Leave with a feeling of presence and awareness, a desire to be more loving and authentic in relationship, with the ability to laugh and marvel at yourself.
A presentation exploring sound and humanity and the potential for sound to shape the Aquarian Age. Topics include indigenous beliefs and creation myths, the physics of sound and vibration, sound healing, why singing heals, the Schumann resonance, music and emotion, and suggestions for how we can live more 'soundly'.
Lacto-fermentation creates foods which are more nutritious than they were before being preserved by introducing beneficial flora and probiotics to foods. Learn to make sauerkraut (from cabbage) in lacto-fermented fashion. Discover the ancient art, taste and take home knowledge applicable to a variety of vegetables in this hands-on demonstration.
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.
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Dear wonderful people of Luminate festival, you changed my life and I'm sure many others have felt the same. The no rubbish policy and no alcohol made for a more serene festival experience. There's definitely enough en...
Linda Odgers Earth lover, meditator, shiatsu practitioner, primary teacher, Luminate devotee!, Australia
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