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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

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.

African Drumming, Singing and Dancing - Robert Koffie Fugah

Posted on 06/01/2015 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

African Drumming, Singing and Dancing - Robert Koffie Fugah

We will learn typical traditional dance steps from one of the tribes in Africa, the meaning to the steps, and why and when we do those steps. We will also learn the traditional songs that go with the dances and rhythms

Djembejoy - drumming experience - Miro Klima

Posted on 15/12/2014 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Djembejoy - drumming experience - Miro Klima

A thrilling experience of grooving to beats co-created in the moment by all involved, regardless of previous experience. Joy is the dominant theme & the way to achieving the euphoric, drumming experience is by following the laws of rhythm through which you will be guided

Drum Carving Workshop - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Posted on 06/01/2015 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Drum Carving Workshop - Carlos Riegelhaupt

Learn the old ways of carving a special instrument and how to be part of the transformation of a tree stump into a beautiful drum.

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...

Sonic discoveries of traditional Maori instruments - Reti Hedley

Posted on 12/01/2015 at ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Sonic discoveries of traditional Maori instruments - Reti Hedley

Gain an insight into Maori traditional instruments and discover how they cross over to the digital realm of music. Learn about the history of various Maori instruments and their cultural origins. Find out how to apply Pre-European Maori instruments to modern genres of music.

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.

Mbira - Jimi Dale

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Mbira - Jimi Dale

Mbira is an instrument used in ceremonies in Zimbabwe as a way of contacting the Ancestral Spirits. In this workshop, we shall learn how the notes are arranged in an easy way and learn to play a simple tune and song together. Some instruments provided.

 

Hormone Rebalancing - Dr. Sam

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Hormone Rebalancing -  Dr. Sam

Reclaim your hormones, reclaim your life: How to reduce fatigue, body fat, sugar cravings, low mood, mid-morning energy crash, and pain with this simple morning routine.

These 5 morning strategies are designed to be quick and effective for those that have limited time in the morning. 

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Aaralyn of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company - Tracey Saunders

Posted on 27/12/2014 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Tribal Fusion Belly Dance with Aaralyn of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company - Tracey Saunders

We’ll discover the origins, history and evolution of Tribal Fusion Belly Dance. We’ll learn core movements characteristic of this style of dance and dance drills carried out in a safe manner to help us gain the muscle memory to execute the movements. We will then practice a short choreography integrating the movements we learned.

Psychedelic Sound Design and Composition - BioLuMigen

Posted on 16/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Psychedelic Sound Design and Composition - BioLuMigen

What is computer music and how is it made? How does one compose, design and construct a song? Take a comprehensive look into how to create and compose music electronically from the ground up by exploring the different elements, techniques and approaches that fuse together to create music that we love.

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.

Yoga for Kidz - Sunnie from Anahata Yoga Retreat

Posted on 08/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Yoga for Kidz - Sunnie from Anahata Yoga Retreat

Get kids in touch with their bodies, hearts and minds in this fun-filled session designed especially for the under-12s. Channel energy and emotions in a light-hearted journey of imagination, games and relaxation that will leave kids feeling nourished and charged.

For kids but parents need to be there if under 8.

Sunnie was born and raised at Anahata Yoga Retreat, the heart centre, a residential yoga retreat focused on taking yoga off the mat and into each moment of life...

Lacto-Fermentation: How to make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Lacto-Fermentation: How to make Sauerkraut - Inna Alex

Lacto-fermentation introduces beneficial flora and probiotics, making food more nutritious. Learn hands-on to make sauerkraut (from cabbage) in lacto-fermented fashion.

Discover the ancient art, taste and take home knowledge applicable to a variety of vegetables.

Belly Dance for Kids - Lisa Māia Ambrose

Posted on 06/01/2015 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Belly Dance for Kids - Lisa Māia Ambrose

All kids, girls and boys are invited to come along to learn the basics of Tribal Belly Dance, a dance with roots and movements based in many ancient cultures, which is well practiced today too. It will be fun and interactive for kids of all ages! 

 

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