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Sam and Christine Carter"Spirit Heal" Massage Therapy -  using intention and breath flowing through the heart to open to love. "Spirit Heal" is a contract with your angels and guides to bring spirit through for the experience of facilitating whatever you intend. 1/2 hour $40.00, 1 hour $70.00

Bioptron Light Therapy Treatments - Free to assist the body in and our cells in healing. A short session can energise and balance out many body functions.

Mayan Calendar Readings - Koha what is your Mayan birth energy to understand more about your Life Purpose.

Workshops 2015

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 25/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Two for Tea - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

You fall in love, get married and for the first few years it’s wonderful. Then the magic goes out of the relationship. But what happens when you are married to a magician and can never escape the magic? Prepare for a hilarious retro spoof, combining acrobalance, manipulation, comedy and magic for the whole family.

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.

 

Embodied Resonance - The Melbourne Chant Collective

Posted on 27/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Embodied Resonance  - The Melbourne Chant Collective

The Melbourne Chant Collective, Chakradhyan and Sun Hyland. Using the somatic practices of Yoga, Thai chi and other movement forms, rediscover the relationship of the body, breath and voice. The Melbourne Chant Collective will help you understand and fully utilize your voice to bring about deeper awareness and awaken the prana (energy) in the body. Techniques to expand the voice, 'Tuning' your body to sound, Chants to awaken prana in the body.

 

Middle Eastern Rhythms Drumming - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Middle Eastern Rhythms Drumming - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Discover the Darbuka drum including how it is made and how to play it. Study three rhythms commonly used in Middle Eastern traditional music for Belly dancers. Learn how to communicate through the drum, with oneself and with others. Join Belly dancers for a co-created fusion of drumming and dance.

Sound, noise, music and humans – how our aural landscape can harm or heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

Posted on 16/01/2015 at THINK WORKSHOPS

Sound, noise, music and humans – how our aural landscape can harm or heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

A discussion about how sound affects us on a cellular and energetic level, and how to practice mindfulness around sound in an environment for your family, workplace and community. Topics include research about physiological reactions to sound (both heard and produced by self) listening versus hearing, sound healing, muzak, cymatics, and the relationship between emotion and music..

Yoann Combet

Posted on 08/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Yoann Combet

Yoann Combet

We are very excited to have Yoann – an outstanding slackline and highline performer all the way from France – join us at Luminate for the first time and teach his made skills in slackline and devil sticks to people of all ages!

Yoann has performance experience from being a clown and a fire juggler at cabaret shows and nightclubs in France to walking a highline over an abyss at the International Festival of Extreme...

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...

Develop your Story / True and Personal Storytelling - Hans Strub and Chris Laing

Posted on 17/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Develop your Story / True and Personal Storytelling - Hans Strub and Chris Laing

Storytelling can be a valuable life skill. It is how we learn and share information, and transfer emotion. It is a great way for people to connect interpersonally and strengthens communities. Experience is the best way to fully appreciate the unique magic and intimacy story sharing can create.

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.

Kick Start Yoga - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 18/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Kick Start Yoga - Anahata Yoga Retreat

Ease yourself into the day with a spot of early morning “me” time at our daily Hatha Yoga morning sessions. Enjoy a choice of loosening and energizing postures and vitalizing breathing practices. Welcome the morning sunshine with  Surya Namaskar salutes to the sun and set a clear and charged tone for the day.

Suitable for all ages.

Gareth Chivers

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Gareth Chivers

This young man from Nelson was one of Sugra’s best students!

Gareth can often be seen weaving energetically through traffic, balancing a water bottle on his head whilst juggling 5 balls.  Seriously. He’s the most humble juggler you’re ever likely to meet.Cats love him.

Gareth will be teaching workshops juggling with balls and rings and unicycling.

His cat is not coming to Luminate but you may well see him balancing other objects.

African Rhythm - Elliott Orr

Posted on 21/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

African Rhythm - Elliott Orr

Rhythm is primal and a birthright to all, it is a universal language that transcends boundaries. Sometimes it takes a little coaxing to draw it out of us. Allow Elliott to help you find the pulse inside.. Come and learn to communicate without words.

 

Acrobalance for the family - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Acrobalance for the family - Jo Galbraith and Jake Goode

No experience is necessary to join this fun acrobalance session for adults with their children (one adult per child is preferred). Learn some basic balances and group pyramids from Circus Arts professionals who specialise in acrobatic balancing and street theatre and work extensively with young people at risk world-wide.

Managing Soil Fertility - Sol Morgan

Posted on 15/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Managing Soil Fertility - Sol Morgan

Learn how soil works and how to improve and maintain soil fertility to be able to grow a range of healthy crops. Know how to go about soil sampling/testing, some weed identification as soil indicators, what different minerals look like and how to apply them. 

Unleashing your innate creativity - Geoff Simmons

Posted on 25/12/2014 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Unleashing your innate creativity - Geoff Simmons

Tap into your innate creativity and storytelling potential to discover how to create joyous stories, and tell them with brio. Learn to choose to recognize the 'obvious' and to work openly and generously with other people.

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

Friends recommended Luminate to me and I went as a volunteer in 2013. I had an amazing experience and will be back next year. The place is magic, the people are incredibly nice and helpful, and the workshops and presentations real...

Paul
long term traveller

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