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Luminate Festival 2017

The Twisty Twinz wowed us with their aerial performance in 2013 and this year we are delighted to welcome them back to enthrall and enchant us! This twin-tastic duo will be teaching workshops in aerial silks, trapeze and acro balance. Watch out for their amazing roving stilted characters who will be appearing all over the festival site!

Workshops 2017

Drum Repair/ Maintenance - Carlos Riegel

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Drum not sounding so good? Allow Carlos to show you ways to replace a broken skin, what to do to a crack in the drum shell, and how to tighten the skin. There will be high quality rope and goat skins available for purchase and you are also very welcome to source your own materials.

Pounamu: Ascension Tool of Aotearoa - Mark McPherson

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Learn about the historic importance of Pounamu in ancient cultures. Find out how Pounamu is formed. Learn how the stone is worked and how we can access its inner beauty. Discover how the stone interacts with human beings, namely its vibratory frequency and how it can embed into our heart chakra.

Reclaim Your Energy and End Adrenal Fatigue - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

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...

Introduction to Theatre of Liberation - Andy Dolling

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

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!

Snuggle Party - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

A Snuggle Party is a fun space where you have an opportunity to enjoy non-sexual, nurturing touch in a safe, supportive environment. During the evening you will practice to clearly communicate your boundaries and desire, experience healthy snuggling, cuddling …with yourself, another or a group. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a pillow or stuffed animal if you like.

Interactive Storytelling, Drumming, Dance and Song - Jimi Dale

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

An interactive story for kids where they will become part of an African tale. Kidz will learn drumming, singing and dancing that makes the story come alive. Parents welcome.

Awakening Shakti: Womb Journey; for Women and Men - Ellie Wilde

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Journey through the seven energetic gates within the womb to activate creativity and a deeper connection to the Divine Feminine. Learn shamanic tools to release energy, clear and activate more life-force energy bringing power and presence to your physical and emotional body. Gain more trust, gratitude, devotion and innocence in your sexuality.

Food Philosophy - Ranieri Silva

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Food Philosophy is a little discussion on the important role food plays in our lives and how it brings people together. Discuss how food affects your environment and the importance of seasonal eating and the strong connection with the annual circle.

 

Zumba® - Ngaire Piggott

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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!

Authentic Connection and the Fundamentals of Tantra - Ellie Wilde

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

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.  

Ecstatic Presence - Diane Sparks

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

This is an active meditation, centred on guided movement, dance and stillness. It will help you to connect more deeply with your authentic self, and from that, connect to others. Some keywords: fun, play, release, depth, connection and Love.

Yoga 2.0 - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

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.

 

 

Women’s Ceremony: Isis Meets Maya - Vasumi

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

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.

Sacred Sound Chakra Activation - Kimberley Jade & Nikki Sunbeam

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

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.

Three Soft Cheeses - Sarah Page

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Be amazed by how simple cheese making actually is. Make a very simple cream type cheese, which is extremely versatile and can be used to make cheesecake or be mixed with various herbs and fruit for a delicious spread. Mix and drain prepared cheese and make a garlic and herb Boursin together with fully drained Curd.

Yin/Yang and the 5 Elements in Traditional Acupuncture - Alan Jansson

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

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...

West African Dance - Annika Wagenhoff

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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!

West African Dance (Kids: 9-12 yrs) - Annika Wagenhoff

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 dance moves and a short routine. You will also to be able to incorporate your own moves with live African drumming to accompany you. Suitable for anybody regardless of previous dance experience.

Impulse and Play - Calvin Petersen

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

The creative impulse, something the ancients personified as 'Genius', is something accessible to all of us. This workshop is an exercise in discovering the potent power of our impulses. We will connect with our personal impulses, and explore how they can be a useful tool in performance, creation, or everyday life.

Path to Freedom: It’s All About U - Norm Collins

THINK WORKSHOPS

To understand Common law and Human Rights and their legal application, is to cut through layers of legislation and bureaucratic code. Become aware of the modes of deception increasingly being perpetrated upon us, and develop practical methods to assist in negating the erosion of liberty and freedom through peaceful methodologies.

Natural Self-Dentistry - Courtney Brooke

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Our teeth, the trees. That's right – our gums and teeth are alive! And there are practices we can include in our daily rhythms to keep our mouths healthy and even repair our teeth without having to spend time in the chair of conventional dentistry. Come learn how clean up your dental habits with holistic, natural dentistry.

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.

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 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.


Until Luminate Festival 2017

Festival Schedule 2017

Festival Guide 2017

Live Stage 2017

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  • Desert Dwellers
  • Pitch Black
  • Ott & The All-Seeing I
  • Deya Dova
  • Dubarray
  • Kaminanda
  • My Baby
  • Ungus Ungus Ungus
  • Wild Marmalade
  • Formidable Vegetable Sound System
  • Zen Mechanics
  • Dark Nebula
  • Ryanosaurus
  • Unseen Dimensions
  • Interpulse

Electronic Zone 2017

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  • Zen Mechanics
  • Legacy
  • D-Sens
  • Twilight
  • Warp
  • Xsetra
  • Mr Squatch
  • Luna Orbit
  • Sub.conscious

Chillout 2017

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  • Conscious Comfort
  • Interpulse
  • Kaminanda
  • Matiu Te Huki
  • Mr Squatch
  • My Baby's Love in Tipi
  • Ott DJ set
  • Sixis
  • Ungus Ungus Ungus

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