Workshops & Health | Luminate Festival 2019


A popular aspect of Luminate is the wide range of interactive workshops – the Knowledge and Inspirational Sharing Sessions.

Luminate 2021 will be our 10th festival, and to celebrate this we have chosen a theme that aligns with our purpose and vision: Bio-Optimise and Thrive.

Bio-Optimise refers to: Enhancing our internal biology, our external environment and power of the mind to achieve optimal health.

Luminate creates a space of quality knowledge sharing, celebration and connection, respect and support, innovation and integrity, empowering us with new skills to benefit our lives and our communities, inviting us to activate positive change.


Sessions include various forms of yoga, movement and dance, permaculture & organics, holistic health & wellbeing, native & medicinal plants, music, voice, sound healing, traditional arts & crafts, ancient mysteries, sacred geometry, theatre, circus-arts and lots more. The schedule is published on the website from September onwards.


Most sessions run for 2 hours and are located in either the large workshop marquees (Te Ra, Marama, Tohora), at Tribal (marquee and open air), or at Circus Space (marquee and open air). Whilst many sessions are suitable for most age groups, there is also a daily schedule dedicated to young children.


Luminate Festival itself is a living workshop on many levels, there are many examples that all participants engage with during the 8 days of this intentional community – from structures and decor design with natural and reused materials, composting toilets & solar showers, conscious food, self-responsibility around waste minimization, the integration of technology that empowers us towards self-reliance and ecological sustainability.


It is our hope that transformation will be sparked by participation!


Dedicated to holistic health, wellbeing and alternative therapies, Hauora is a place to relax, be nurtured, and to gather knowledge of the healing arts.


Visit the Healing Space – Hauora to recharge mind, body and soul with experienced practitioners offering a range of healing modalities including: massage, energy work, kinesiology, sound therapy, reflexology and many more. Sessions are available for prices set by the practitioner.


A wide range of health related workshops are scheduled throughout each day in Tohora, (the workshop marquee within Hauora), such as: yoga, meditation, massage, diet & nutrition, alternative medicine, therapeutic skills.


Tune in and Tune up!

A new initiative for Luminate, the Sound Healing Sanctuary is an intentional, ambient aural landscape for relaxation, meditation and healing heart-brain coherence, through the interplay of sound and silence offered by healers and musical alchemists.


Curated and held by the sound healers at Luminate, it is a deep and heartfelt offering of a relaxing space of aural intention, and perhaps come into a new consciousness around sound; an opportunity to tune in to a fuller resonance with ourselves and others, and tune up to the higher frequencies of human consciousness.


Please be self-responsible about nurturing your body for warmth and optimal receptivity, and feel free to bring blankets or cushions, and perhaps a warm drink from Chill or Superfood café.

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