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Luminate Festival 2017

From England, Kay brings us the art of hoop manipulation. She has a wealth of teaching and performance experience gained at international events. You can find Kay performing on the live stage in the evenings as part of Sacred Swing Circus and in the Circus Space leading workshops in foot hooping and advanced hooping techniques.

Workshops 2017

The Authentic Yes and No - Regan Pryor

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Fear and communication barriers can be such a block to making deep connections with another. Learn how to own your true yes and no to gain the experiences that truly serve us. From this place we can own our desires and make clear requests while honouring the response of the other.

Canaan Downs Collective: Kaitiaki - Gayle Murphy

THINK WORKSHOPS

An hour long presentation giving an overview of the cooperative land ownership that is underway at Canaan Downs, the vision and values, aims and objectives of the Canaan Collective. Gain insight into how you can become part of this amazing visionary project that is taking care of the land where Luminate is held. We will take a walk around Canaan to see the regenerating forest, get to know more of the land, and experience the abundant beauty there.

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

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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.

Cultivate Your Life Force - Mordecai Matan

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Journey through a selection of techniques from Pranayama, Kriya Yoga, Ayurveda, Daoism and Qi-gung, clear the meridian channels, create awareness of the central channel, the micro-cosmic orbit and cultivate the nectar body. Remove emotional blockages, karmic participation blockages, bring vitality, longevity and even immortality with these transformative techniquesto create a daily practice.

 

The Sustainable Orchard - Sol Morgan

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Learn how to establish and maintain a healthy, productive fruit garden. Gain knowledge on how to position fruits in your garden/microclimate, variety selection depending on climate, good planting technique, training & pruning methods and strategies to produce fruit with optimum health.

 

 

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.

Local Food & Seed Sovereignty - Robina McCurdy

ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Find out about attempts to counteract the decline in seed varieties and the rise of corporate control over our food and seeds. Learn how permaculture and community development methods applied to bioregional food resilience can recharge local economies. Short film clips produced by the Localising Food Project serve as supportive evidence for this.

 

YinYang Fusion Yoga - Lisa Sherman and MeltYum

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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.

 

 

 

Sound, Noise, Music and Humans; How Our Aural Landscapes Can Harm or Heal - Georgia Duder-Wood

SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

A presentation exploring sound and humanity and the potential for sound to shape the Aquarian Age. Topics include indigenous beliefs and creation myths, the physics of sound and vibration, sound healing, why singing heals, the Schumann resonance, music and emotion, and suggestions for how we can live more 'soundly'.

Creative Flax Weaving for Beginners - Maureen Harte and Beate Franke

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 a completed small weaving having learnt some basic weaving techniques. Continue again later on when we make Small ‘Rourou’in the next workshop. We will open with a waiata and mihi/introductions for both workshops.

Teach Your Passion - Claire Thompson

THINK WORKSHOPS

Learn how to develop your own workshop and bring your ideas and experience to life in your hometown and in the festival community. For this workshop, Claire is drawing from her experience creating several successful workshop series and touring them internationally, as well as her background as a life coach and branding consultant. You will get big ideas, ponder on tough questions, brainstorm, and receive practical advice. Bring a notebook, your passions, and your gifts!

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.

Free Mind, Open Heart: Mindfulness in Everyday Life - Swami Karma Karuna (Anahata Yoga Retreat)

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

You cannot always choose the outside circumstances in life, but you can choose HOW you respond to them. Learn meditation tools to manage the mind and emotions, becoming present, free and open in the midst of different life experiences. Bring the feel-good factor off the mat and into daily life activities.

 

 

Havan: Ancient Fire Ceremony - Anahata Yoga Retreat

HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

An ancient Vedic fire ceremony to invoke healing energy as well as harmonize and purify the self and surroundingenvironment. Make symbolic offerings from the heart space to the fire of transformation.

 

 

 

 

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

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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.

Yoga With the Elements - Claire Thompson

MOVE WORKSHOPS

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.

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!

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.

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

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Take a journey of true listening with all that you are through "The art of Touch”, down on the ground and up in the air. Focus on the healing, relaxing and rejuvenating practices of Thai Yoga Massage and Therapeutic Flying.

Creating Sustainable Human Habitats: Intentional Communities, Co-Housing and Ecovillages - Robina McCurdy

THINK WORKSHOPS

We 'visit' a diversity of communities around the world, and address some critical 'how to’s’e.g. how to build community from where you are right now, how to gather together the right people, how to gather sufficient resources to start, how to avoid typical pitfalls. Be sure and attend Robina’s other workshops as well!

 

 

Herbal Pharmacies - Tyson Hammond

HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Learn which are the most important herbs to grow around your home and how and when to use them. The first half of the workshop is the presentation of information, the second half is interactive to help you remember the important points.

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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