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Luminate Festival 2017

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Yoga of Bass Ecstatic Bass Session - Claire Thompson and Desert Dwellers

Join Yoga of Bass founder Claire Thompson for an Ecstatic Bass session with Claire’s yoga asana, free movement, deep stretch sequence. Infused with inspiration and humour, Yoga of Bass brings the full-frequency sound of a festival main stage sound system to your yoga practice, impacting all the chakras and immersing you in music.

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AcroYoga: Connection and Play - Debora O'Callaghan & Wayne Hoover

This beginner-friendly workshop will work on the FUNdamentals of AcroYoga – a beautiful practice that combines the dynamic wisdom of acrobatics, the awareness, breath and balance of yoga, and the healing, loving nature of Thai massage. Working with one or more partners these three disciplines are fused into sequences of inversions, flows and balances. Bring yoga mats.

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Introduction to Ren Xue and Yuan Gong (Qigong) - Aiyanna Langemeijer

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.

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Awakening the Animal Instinct - Ben Dessard

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.

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Renewable You - Lisa Sherman

Modern life can trigger our nervous systems into chronic fight/flight, causing stress, burnout, and health problems. Learn how to purposefully switch on your relaxation response with mindful movement that weaves together the energizing yang of flow yoga with the relaxing yin of qigong and meditation. Become a renewable resource for yourself and your community.

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West African-Inspired Dance - Monica Evans

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!

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Zumba® - Ngaire Piggott

Ngaire presents a super fun, funky Zumba®/dance workout that is suitable for anyone. Zumba is fantastic because it uses a variety of different dance rhythms like African, tango, salsa, reggaeton, hip hop, belly dance.... you name it. With choreography simple enough for anyone to be able to participate, experience the pure joy from such a fun unified dance session. It’s really awesome!

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FreeDance: Connect - Nik Chung

Be guided to explore sensations, thoughts, emotions and spirit with verbal cues through 90mins of tantalising music. FreeDance: Connect is an ecstatic dance experience with carefully chosen music that invites you to connect with yourself, the environment and others to create a joyful collective consciousness, celebrating our synergy as one.

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5Rhythms® WildSacred Waves - Kat Worth

5Rhythms® is a kick ass moving meditation practice. You will experience an open and permissive dance space to practice the Wave; Flowing Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical, Stillness. Each Rhythm is interpreted in a uniquely personal way, opening us to new freedom and possibility that is both surprising and healing, exhilarating as well as deeply restorative.

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DJ 432-Hertz Dance Meditation - Kimberley Jade & Nikki Sunbeam

432Hz dancing mediation is a DJ act with a guided meditation teaching people to create from the heart. Including live sound, crystal singing bowls and drumming. The intention is to create a conduit of healing heart energy, sending love to yourself, each other, the earth and the cosmos to assist the healing of this planet.

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ATS® (American Tribal Style Belly Dance): Essentials - Tracey Saunders

American Tribal Style® Belly Dance allows dancers to create performances together without choreographies using group improvisational techniques and non-verbal communication. Learn basic improvisational techniques along with core movements from the fast and slow ATS® vocabularies. Once the core movements have been covered we'll look at as many of the advanced steps as time allows!

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Dancing Freedom: We Are Nature - Richard and Lydia

Connect to your body as an extension of the earth and all of the elements. Dancing with the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Ether, intention and awareness allows us to engage and activate the innate intelligence of our bodies to access shamanic, somatic and ecstatic states for healing, self expression and a return to wholeness.

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West African Dance - Annika Wagenhoff

Bring your comfy clothes, bare feet, a taste for trying something new and join in the fun of learning energetic and expressive dance moves to djembe rhythms from West Africa. West African dance is about joy and freedom through movement, celebration, and feeling our connection with the earth and a sense of community. Wontanara!

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YogaRhythms, Wild & Free - Rire Norman and Hayley Melrose

YogaRhythms is a co-creation between the twin vehicles of yoga and music designed to ignite unity and connection on the dance floor!

A Yoga Rhythms Journey is carefully curated around a solid foundation of live music, & powerful electronic world rhythms & bass music all DJ’d live to guided Prana Flow Yoga, kundalini dance, breath-work, ecstatic dance and sealed with a multi sensory sound bath.

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Bollywood Bliss - Shamila Rasa

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!

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YinYang Fusion Yoga - Lisa Sherman and MeltYum

Embrace the delicious paradox of complementary opposites, above and below, within and without, movement and stillness, emptiness and form. A synergy of mindful yoga and qigong movement with a delicious backdrop of tribal bass beats.

 

 


 

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Yoga: Rise and Shine - Julie Stephens

Join Julie for Vinyasa Flow, which can be as dynamic as you want it to be, or if choosing softer options, can be as gentle as you choose. Julie’s classes are suitable for all levels as there are many options on offer. Each class will start with 10 minutes meditation which will then lead into the Asana practice. Bring a rug.

 

 

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Qigong (Chi-gong) - Jay Glubb

Qigong are moving meditation exercises originally from China. Incorporating many secrets and tricks from traditional Qigong and Tai Chi, these classes will be an introduction to the modern style of Qigong known as Yuan Gong.

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Yoga With the Elements - Claire Thompson

Outdoors at a music festival we are living close to the elements of nature. In this strong and meditative yoga practice, find your connection to fire, water, earth and wind – both inside yourself and in the outside world. The poses target the places in the body associated with these elements and their emotional qualities, honouring the connections between ourselves and the natural world.

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Open Floor Dance - Hester Phillips

"You can dance anywhere, if only in your heart." – Anonymous.

Open Floor is a dance floor discovery zone and a full-hearted movement meditation. On the Open Floor we move and include: good days and tough ones, passion, hesitance, joy, sorrow, births, deaths and everything in between.  There are no steps to learn and no right or wrong ways to do things.

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5Rhythms® Elemental Waves - Kat Worth

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.

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Dancing Freedom: Love in Action - Richard and Lydia

Use dance, movement, breath and sound to explore how to take all the information that fuels your passion to feel energised andjoy-filled. Be guided deeper into each of the elements; earth, water,fire, air and ether for a deep sense of connection to self, one another and your capacity to share fully in the world.

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Fusion Belly Dance - Tracey Saunders

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance is a modern form of belly dance that draws on traditional belly dance movements and fuses them with other forms of dance such as hip hop, flamenco and Indian classical dance to name a few - the result is beautiful fluid and interesting mix of ancient and modern.

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Festival Schedule 2017

Festival Guide 2017

Workshops 2017

Lacto-Fermentation: How to Make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

Posted on 24/10/2016 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Lacto-fermentation creates foods which are more nutritious than they were before being preserved by introducing beneficial flora and probiotics to foods...

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Creative Flax Weaving for Beginners - Maureen Harte and Beate Franke

Posted on 24/10/2016 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Small 'Magic Kete’. Learn how to prepare flax, ready for weaving, and to weave a small two-corner kete. Come away with...

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Awakening the Animal Instinct - Ben Dessard

Posted on 24/10/2016 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Explore physical limitations through high-intensity explosive movements to spark animal instinct. Within this challenging state heart and mind unite to create...

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Amazing Birth - Tracy Botica

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

As minimisation of risk and disconnection from body and nature dominate mainstream birthing, the need for us to understand the wonders...

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Impulse and Play - Calvin Petersen

Posted on 24/10/2016 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

The creative impulse, something the ancients personified as 'Genius', is something accessible to all of us. This workshop is an exercise...

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AcroYoga: Connection and Play - Debora O'Callaghan & Wayne Hoover

Posted on 24/10/2016 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

This beginner-friendly workshop will work on the FUNdamentals of AcroYoga – a beautiful practice that combines the dynamic wisdom of acrobatics...

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Permaculture: An Ecological Design System for Productive Landscapes and Thriving…

Posted on 23/10/2016 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

An insight into how to work in harmony with nature to produce an abundance of food in a landscape of beauty. Discover...

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Act Up! - Hester Phillips

Posted on 24/10/2016 at KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

"Many people don't discover how creative they are until something forces them to think outside the square." – Anonymous. Explore the art...

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West African Dance (Kids: 6-9 yrs) - Annika Wagenhoff

Posted on 24/10/2016 at KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Bring your comfy clothes and bare feet and you'll be set to join in the fun of learning some West African...

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YinYang Fusion Yoga - Lisa Sherman and MeltYum

Posted on 24/10/2016 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Embrace the delicious paradox of complementary opposites, above and below, within and without, movement and stillness, emptiness and form. A synergy...

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The Abundance of Papatuanuku: Essential Oils and Our Health - Vasumi

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Explore the world of essential oils harvested from the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. Vasumi will be...

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Cannabis As Medicine - Redwood Reider

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Join two of New Zealand's leading cannabis advocates to learn about the history of medicinal cannabis use, the science behind its...

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Interactive Storytelling, Drumming, Dance and Song - Jimi Dale

Posted on 24/10/2016 at KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

An interactive story for kids where they will become part of an African tale. Kidz will learn drumming, singing and dancing...

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Mushroom Home Cultivation - Aidan Kelly

Posted on 24/10/2016 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Receive a foundational understanding of fungal ecology and home scale cultivation of mushrooms. Learn to think resourcefully about home scale food...

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Thai Yoga Massage & Therapeutic Flying - Debora O'Callaghan & Tobias Cas…

Posted on 24/10/2016 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Take a journey of true listening with all that you are through "The art of Touch”, down on the ground and...

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Experiences

kia ora koutou, i've been to a couple of luminate festivals and love the way they are evolving. there is so much great about it, that i truly think it is one of the most amazing earth festivals we offer on Aotearoa. ...

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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. Luminate Festival Educational and Spiritual Trust. Registered Charity CC43938