The woods around the Healing Village are nearly silent, but immediately you feel the power of this place. There’s a palpable prana emanating from the gathering of master healers and the deep work that is being done here. Before you arrived, the sacred space was blessed, and a beautiful healing temple was constructed to serve all with tender loving care.
Listen deeper and you’ll hear the subtle symphony of many breaths, as Lovelight’s team of healers work, their receivers releasing grateful sighs of deep relaxation. Experience the diversity of ancient and modern healing techniques including Massage, Vedic Thai Bodywork, Reiki Energy, Ayurveda, and Reflexology. Or, receive a personalized coaching session from a Yoga Therapist, who can prescribe stretches or exercises to address your injury or imbalance, or to enhance your athletic or acrobatic performance.
We have carefully selected the region’s best transformational healers to help as you need it: whether it’s to rejuvenate, relax, work out the knots, unwind tension, relieve pain, or do meaningful inner work. Deepen your holistic festival experience by adding a personalized session of 30, 60, 90 or 120 minutes. The Healing Village also has the festival’s free medics to help with your sunburn, poison ivy, beestings, or any other minor misfortunes. Visit the Healing Village early in the festival to pre-book an appointment with the practitioner of your choice. Or, pre-pay for a healing session here, and you’ll be all set when you arrive.
Walk-in appointments are also welcomed by available therapists. As you wait, relax in Dr. Cacao’s Medicine Tent and sip the earthy elixir of ceremonial cacao, or visit the Community Healing Altar to meditate or pray for healing. Feel free to place a sacred item of your own here, or add a photo of a loved one or guru to the altar.
Join Baram and The Radiant Warriors for a series of workshops where they will share their secrets of Radiant Life. Learn how to integrate nature’s elements to harmonize, rejuvenate, and strengthen the spirit, mind, and body! See full workshop details.
Presenter: Akmal Muwwakkil
Tui Na is a very influential healing art that is misunderstood in the U.S. It has not gained the recognition Asian culture has bestowed upon it. Tui Na is not a massage therapy, it is a bodywork system that can incorporate massage. Tui Na is one of the oldest bodywork therapeutic systems, where history details its manipulation is cultivated in other cultures. Tui Na, is used to balance, fortify, and harmonize, Qi, Blood and Body Fluid to enhance health, healing and well-being. In China, Tui Na is used in clinics and hospital as part of their health care system like acupuncture. Tui Na works in the same contents as acupuncture, using over 100 different hand manipulations, without needles. It has been noted that in many cases Tui Na is superior to acupuncture. This one-hour lecture will discuss a brief history, the hand manipulations, health benefits and a Tui Na demonstration were some member of the audience will be able to experience Tui Na on a seated stool.
Presenter: Amber Muhammad
The crown is the most sacred part of the body. This workshop will be an exploration of hair art techniques using yarn, nature elements and mixed media. We will be braiding, twisting, and cultivating magical hair masterpieces for all ages to enjoy at the festival.
Presenter: Blue Solej
The Samadhi Meditation is an opportunity for individuals to regroup/reflect upon their being in a safe space. It’s never too late to prioritize balance or self care. We will practice connecting with our higher selves, enhancing Third Eye visualization, breathing exercises, and auric cleansing.
Presenter: David Martin
David combines his skill set as a yogi, healer and sound worker to create an immersive experience in Kundalini Yoga and sound meditation. This experience is designed to release students fromsubconscious patterning, habitual tendencies and past conditioning. Not only is the gong a sonic experience, it also facilitates a deep, ultrasonic massage of the entire body on a cellular level that allows us to experience wholeness and even altered or heightened states of consciousness. We become hyper aware of our entire being and it’s many layers as it is in a constant state of vibration. This truly unique experience is deeply relaxing and potently healing, guaranteed to offer a profound sense of harmony and stillness.
Presenter: Dayna Pinkerton
Workshop Time: Sunday, 12:45-1:45
Join Dayna Pinkerton for an empowering presentation on simple yoga therapy tools to add to your yogic lifestyle. Participants will learn how to better manage stress through a deeper understanding of the Kosha model. Characteristics of each layer: the physical, the energetic, the mental, the wisdom, and the bliss will be discussed, and an experiential practice will be offered to nourish through the 5 layers.
Presenter: Eileen Strange - The Soul Shepherd
Eileen will be focusing on Empaths and Highly Sensitive People who are struggling with life’s journey as they have to navigate it in a “feeling world”. Living through the heart and feeling everything in your world can be something that can make many Empaths shut down or never come out to be the Empath they were born to be. This talk will be no doubt open up some people who have struggled to never be the Empath they are here to be because “pleasing others” is so much easier. Or is it? When you have to sell pieces of your soul and sense of self, is it really easier or it is time we shine light on who we were born to be????? --A talk geared to illuminate Empaths and their gifts!!!!!
Presenter: Julie Pennington
Workshop Time: Saturday, 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Animals have a Higher Self, Soul and Spirit. They suffer from trauma and past lives just like we do. They have the same everyday concerns and fears humans do. Come and find out how we once lived as equals on this planet. Learn about what animals are capable of metaphysically. Animals speak many languages. Most animals are pretty conscious. They remember their past lives and have much to share even if you don’t have someone that has an ability to fully communicate with them. Learn how to better understand your animal from someone that lives in a house with someone that has full communication with animals.
Presenter: Kimber Bowers
Did you know that we experience emotions on a cellular level? Even when mentally processed, emotional trauma trapped in the body can contribute to subconscious patterns that prevent us from tapping into the fulfillment we want in life. Kimber Bowers, Certified Mind-Body Wellness Practitioner, Reiki Master, and Clinical Hypnotherapist will guide you through practical tools to release trauma and reconnect to your inner peace. Learn simple techniques using movement, sound, and visualization to bring balance on a mental, spiritual, and physical level!
Presenter: Neelam Sethi
Neelam Sethi, founder of Touch N Heal therapies are designed to manage pain & illness in a natural approach, with long-lasting results and no side-effects, has taken a step ahead by combining various techniques such as Pyramid, Water and Color therapy or PWC Therapy. This helps in Chakra-balancing, thus eliminating a myriad of health-issues. This is besides her expertise in Su Jok Ayurvedic Reflexology using seeds, magnets and color. TNH has developed therapeutic tools that can be used by oneself - The 4 Essential tools-kit, the Wrist Massager, a Cervical Magnet Belt that helps with Diabetes, Back, Knee, joint pains.
Presenter: Poonam Kaur
Join Poonam for one-hour presentation where she will be speaking about the different programs offered at her center, learn about the American school of AyurVedic Professionals, followed by meditation on “Theta chakra healing and heart activation with Archangels” as she will work with archangels to help you align your chakras and bring the 7-dimensional healing energy for your ascension.
Workshop Time: Saturday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Participants will learn how to apply the Five-Element Acupuncture system as a way to cultivate Emotional Intelligence and create greater ease and flow in processing emotions. We will also explore the alchemical power of expressing feelings/emotions through sound and the transmission of healing intention though sacred sound and vibration.
Presenter: Woven Green Sound Healers
This workshop is a sonic energetic activation and re-balancing of the Chakra system. Attendees will be gently guided through the process of humming or toning through each Chakra (or energy center in the body) with the aid of Woven Green’s 7 Chakra Soundscapes, which include the sounds of crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, native flutes and drums, nature sounds, vocal toning, wind gong, and stringed instruments. After toning through each chakra, the remaining time will be spent in a 3rd eye activation sound meditation that is specifically designed to enhance inner vision.
Presenter: Yoga Christy
Join Yoga Christy for an inspiring introduction to Thai-Yoga Bodywork. Thai-Yoga is an ancient healing art which promotes deep relaxation, meditation, and flexibility. Some call it "Lazy Man's Yoga" because the receiver gets to be completely passive as they are stretched and opened. We also cultivate yogic mindfulness and deep breathing as we practice. It's a great way to start your day at the festival! Christy will instruct various compressions and passive stretches for the back, hips, and shoulders, and you'll get to practice giving and receiving them with your partner in class. You'll learn many simple and effective techniques to take home and share with your friends and loved ones.