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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

The Art of Activism - Mik and Jacquie

THINK WORKSHOPS

Explore the positive effects of art in the theatre of global activism. Evaluate the effectiveness of art activism. Use your creative skills to facilitate positive change in your personal and communal worlds. Build confidence in your creativity , share ideas, learn recognise the usefulness of art and ideas as a means of positive change in the modern world.

We the World - Mik and Jacquie

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

Join an interactive journey of discovery into the world we all share. Through the eyes of the incredibly rich and diverse tribal cultures of our planet encounter peoples you never knew existed. Hear voices that speak across past, present and future generations. Experience views that will widen your horizons. Enlightening, informative and inspiring.

Simple Stress Reduction That Works - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Learn how to positively change the 9 major factors that manifest as mental/emotional stress. Understand that not all stress in the mind is caused by stress in the mind. Discover a true, down-to-earth, model of a mind-body medicine that is practical and understandable.

Muscle Testing for Health - Kimberley Jade

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Kimberley Jade from Jade Energies will present this workshop based on the concept of internal energy fundamental to traditional Chinese medicine and used in kinesiology. Muscle testing is a non-invasive way of evaluating the body and assessing its needs. You will learn to whole body test and muscle test yourself and others.

PlayTime - The Laughter Guy (Gareth Edwards)

KIDZ & YOUTH WORKSHOPS

Lets ring the school bell on normality and opens the door for PlayTime, a fusion of laughter yoga and silly song. Based on Laughter Yoga, PlayTime is the antidote to the stress of modern living; a shortcut to joy for all ages and abilities. Laughter guaranteed!

Along with song, the Laughter Guy uses laughter yoga, which is both modern and ancient. Traditionally called Hasya Yoga it is part of the Pranayama (Breath) branch of Yoga. Many disciplines...

5Rhythms® WildSacred Waves - Kat Worth

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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.

5Rhythms® Elemental Waves - Kat Worth

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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.

Conscious Relationships - Swami Karma Karuna (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Life is full of relationships – professional, romantic, family, friends and community. Relationships can be the source of our greatest happiness or biggest challenges. Past conditioning, present views and the relationship with our selves influences how we connect to and communicate with others. Explore your relationship with yourself and yogic practices that assist you in positive communication skills and the ability to remain balanced even when faced with difficult relationships.

Transforming Money for Humanity - Laurence Boomert

THINK WORKSHOPS

This workshop will change the way you see money, power and possibility. Money determines just about every aspect of our lives but it is only a technology. As humans we can find new and better technologies. Learn how people across the planet are creating all sorts of new values-based economic systems to enable exchange, empowerment and create good.

 

Earth Building with Agari Farm - Dani Wolff and Earl Boyd

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

An introduction to the earth building concept. Come and play with materials that make up what you need to build your own regenerative home! We'll explore testing, cob, mud bricks & appropriate passive design. The second workshop we will get muddy & go deeper into cob & mud bricks & will create our own community project, a mini earth structure!

How to Determine Your Unique Diet - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Want to make educated choices about your foods? Dr Sam explains over 10 major diet trends. Discover a clear, logical way to determine one's unique diet based on one's unique lifestyle, genetics, anthropology, personal beliefs, health needs, personal resources, and the environment. Identify your basic metabolic needs and which macronutrient profiles best fit you.

YogaRhythms, Wild & Free - Rire Norman and Hayley Melrose

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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.

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.

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.

Guided Partner Massage and Meditation - Claire Thompson

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Take the time to ground and connect at the festival. Participants pair up and are led through a simple and effective massage sequence (done through the clothes), while being guided to notice the mindfulness, gratitude, and interconnectedness that naturally arise while trading massages. Bring a friend to trade massages with, or find a friend at the workshop!

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.

Audio Production - Ryan Whare (Ryanosaurus)

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Take a peek into the mind of a producer and see a snippet of what it takes to make music in the 21st century.

Real Ways to Change Our World Fast - Laurence Boomert

THINK WORKSHOPS

Learn about creating adaptive, thriving, future-focused communities. Be inspired with the possibilities, invigorated with a sense of can-do, and learn of real ways to make good things happen fast. Change the way you see money, power and possibility with models that people across Aotearoa and the world are using today to make a better world.

Looking for a Feeling: An Introduction to Pochinko Clowning - Calvin Petersen

ARTS & CULTURE WORKSHOPS

The exercises in this workshop involve listening to our bodies, freely expressing inner impulses, listening to our current context/environment and responding truthfully. Although based in ideas about performance, the work's core principles seek to open a pathway for enhancing creative practice and collaboration by freeing these initial impulses and developing the participants skill in listening. For anybody who's interested in ideas of liveness, presence, and freeing creative impulse.

Tame the Beast of Addiction - Dr. Sam Shay, DC

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Empower yourself with a simple, secular, and successful 5-step method to reverse the cycle of addiction. Whether it's sugar, food, video games, tech, social media, shopping, working, smoking, or otherwise, Dr Sam provides the tools, resources and models to free yourself from compulsive, addictive behaviour.

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

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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.

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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Came three years ago and met Yasmine ! A year later Matisse was born ! 6 months later we were married ! And now we are back for Luminate 2015...yeepeee !<br/> What a festival: opened my eyes and my soul to a brand new world...

Quentin
Christchurch

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