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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 2015

Anndala the Hooper

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

Anndala the Hooper

We are very excited to have Ngaire Leighton aka Anndala the Hooper join us at Luminate for the first time! Based in Melbourne but originally from New Zealand Ngaire has a wealth of experience in hooping and facilitating workshops. She has performed at a variety of Australian festivals including Rainbow Serpent, Burning Seed, Dancing Ground and Kindred Spirit festivals. Ngaire is very excited to be coming back home to the New Zealand festival this time and share...

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.

Tribal Belly Dance - Lisa Māia Ambrose

Posted on 06/01/2015 at MOVE WORKSHOPS

Tribal Belly Dance -  Lisa Māia Ambrose

 

Ylimayu Dance leads those keen to learn into the basics of Tribal Belly Dance in a dynamic cue based format. At the end of this workshop, we will join with Carlos Riegelhaupt’s Middle Eastern Drumming Workshop and dance in all fullness with live drummers!

 

Mindfulness and sexual pleasure: two workshops for men and women - Dr. Courtney Clyne

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Mindfulness and sexual pleasure: two workshops for men and women - Dr. Courtney Clyne

When we integrate mindfulness into sexual practices, we can approach our sex life in a new way, whether we have sexual issues or want to learn to increase sexual enjoyment. Men and women are encouraged to attend both workshops to gain a deeper understanding of one another.

Rowan Tree

Posted on 20/01/2015 at CIRCUS WORKSHOPS

From England, Rowan Tree brings us her multi skills in hoop, poi and juggling. Rowan has taught and performed at festivals all over the United Kingdom for the past 3 years and has developed workshops to cater for all ages and abilities. She performs with a variety of fire props and may be spotted pixie-ing around the festival site at night with her fiery toy of choice. Rowan will be teaching workshops in contact juggling, folds and flourishes with your hula hoop...

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.

Te Rangatahi Theatre - Tarn Felton

Posted on 25/12/2014 at KIDZ WORKSHOPS

Te Rangatahi Theatre - Tarn Felton

Join a forum as a member of Rangatahi (Younger Generation). Three workshops for youth include games and improvised theatre. Devise a piece of theatre to present back to the wider community about what it means to be a youth today; a great opportunity for self expression and confidence building through acting.

Healing with the Earth - Redwood Reider

Posted on 06/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Healing with the Earth - Redwood Reider

We live in uncertainty over the future health of our world. Spiritual tools to help us thrive through potent times generate healing within ourselves and the world around us. Poet and activist Redwood will share poems interspersed with Buddhist and shamanic practices to connect to the earth and spirit within. 

Love Singing with Love -
 Georgia Duder-Wood

Posted on 06/01/2015 at SOUNDZ WORKSHOPS

Love Singing with Love -
 Georgia Duder-Wood

A dynamic, free-spirited approach to singing under the premise that everybody can sing better when simple vocal and musical techniques are applied and “the need to get it right” is removed. Participants will learn a simple checklist to aid free, authentic expression and simple ways to integrate sound healing into a life and discover the joy of communion through the sharing of self through song.

Acupuncture Energetics for Life in the 21st Century - Alan Jansson

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Acupuncture Energetics for Life in the 21st Century - Alan Jansson

With this KISS we’ll develop our ability to benefit from the huge well-spring of knowledge of Traditional Oriental Medicine.

We’ll understand the fundamental principle of yin/yang and how it affects us individually and collectively. We’ll learn to utilise this principle to enhance our lives. 

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

Posted on 15/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Be a Changemaker - Rebekah Goldstein-Hawes

How can I be a part of lasting and positive change? How can I make a difference in my health? In my community? By looking at the body, the family, the community as a system we can begin to understand ways to facilitate transformation. Learn tools for being a changemaker!

Technicalities and practicalities of seed saving - Sol Morgan

Posted on 15/12/2014 at ORGANIC WORKSHOPS

Technicalities and practicalities of seed saving - Sol Morgan

Seed saving is vital for proofing our place and community. Learn to save pure seed with hands-on techniques.

The technicalities and practicalities of seed saving are considered including how different plant crops relate and how this influences saving seeds. Discover which crops to grow for seed and strategies to ensure pure seed. Also experience hands on seed saving techniques.

 

Couples Massage - Elizabeth Stein

Posted on 16/12/2014 at HEALTH WORKSHOPS

Couples Massage - Elizabeth Stein

(PG-rated / clothes on). For Adults and young adults age 14+.  Come learn what really makes a massage feel good. Hint: It’s not about the technique, however, a few techniques will be shared.

Workshop suitable for loving partners, friends, and parent’s with interested older children.

Embodied Intuition - Christine Callanan

Posted on 25/12/2014 at HOLISTIC WORKSHOPS

Embodied Intuition - Christine Callanan

The intuition of the New Age differs from the usual intuition which you already know. The earlier intuition was orientated towards your gut feeling. Now the intuition happens through the unified heart chakra. This may be less noticeable but through this it is ensured that the mind is switched off.

 

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.

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

Thank you so much for having us!!! It felt like home! Super awesome vibes, super awesome time, and grrrrreat people. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU ♥ ♥ ♥

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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