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Lovelight Learning Lab

There are over 70 classes included in your General Admission Ticket. The Lovelight Learning Lab provides hands-on creative or self-development experiences throughout the duration of the Festival.
Expand your spirit through cacao ceremonies and add your energy to community creations by joining Lovelighters in creating group art projects. The Lovelight Learning Lab also offers the opportunity for you to create individual projects to take home.

To purchase and register for Learning Lab modules, use the link below.
learning lab tickets

After you have purchased and registered, write to info@lovelightfestival.com to recieve a discount code on the general admission ticket ( bringing it down to $165 ).   If you have already purchased a general admission ticket, please write to info@lovelightfestival.com and we will give you a free Lovelight Festival T shirt.

This offer is good through July 31st.

 

Kirtan training with Girish

Presenter: Girish

Workshop Time: Saturday, 12:30 - 3:30 pm

Cost: $40

Location: Jubilee - learning lab

Find your voice kirtan workshop with Girish!

Girish is a pioneer in the modern kirtan movement. He has been on the road for over 20 years - touring, chanting and teaching the fine art of Bhakti.

 In this special learning lab offering, Girish teaches us how to find our true inner voice, which through the practice of Kirtan.

Don't miss this opportunity to study with the best!

Lovelights

Training: Create Your Lovelight

Presenter: Nathalie Garriz

Workshop Times: Friday 6:00-8:30 PM, Saturday, 6:00-8:30 PM, Sunday, 6:00-8:30 PM

Cost:  $10 if you add it to the art installation, $15 if you take your lamp home

As the Fall Equinox arrives and the grounds at Pearlstone get filled with magical, love, music, community, yoga, onennes...we will gather to learn how to make these beautiful lamps by recycling plastic bottles and turning them into magic "Lovelight lamps".
Lets "shine our lights" together!!
All materials included, you can bring your own bottles if you want (remember, "no trace left behind")

Personal Development Immersion: Cacao Ceremony & Chocolate Church

Presenter: Silvermoon Chocolate

Workshop Time: Saturday 5:00pm-6:30pm pm

Cost: $20 Pre-register for this Learning Lab and save on your General Admission Ticket

Cacao Ceremony:

Aradhana Silvermoon and Truth-I Manifest, founders of Asheville, NC-based organic raw chocolate company Silvermoon Chocolate, and lead singers of the folk/funk/hip-hop band I,Star, have a passion for music and chocolate!

As longtime practitioners/teachers of yoga and qigong, they have been working with unroasted cacao for over 11 years, creating delectable, superfood-enhanced treats, while observing and experimenting with its physical and metaphysical properties. Their concurrent study of herbalism and human energetics of various traditions has led them to a profound and unique perspective in the use of cacao as a sacrament, elixir, and catalyst for inner alchemy and higher consciousness.

Theobroma Cacao, which literally translates to "cacao, food of the gods" has been used for centuries in ceremonial and spiritual contexts, and is one of the most powerful, yet gentle facilitators for inner work. The spirit of the cacao is potent and can assist greatly in any transformational shifts one is working towards.

It has been known to clear negative emotions, liberate euphoric states, and assist in connecting to pure heart energy. Cacao is scientifically known to contain high amounts of PEA, or phenylethlylmine, a neurotransmitter naturally produced in the body when we fall in love, and anandamide, also known as the bliss hormone, therefore providing a natural high by boosting the body's natural "feel good" chemicals.

In their Cacao Ceremony, a strong, sacramental cacao elixir will be served as Aradhana and Truth-I weave together a synergistic musical, meditative, energy cultivation experience of ceremonial chocolate, music and prayer! This is an opportunity for channeling creativity, opening to ecstatic states, freeing our voices and connecting to the energies of the heart-fire.

Chocolate Church

Presenter: Silvermoon Chocolate

Workshop Time: Sunday (11:00 AM-12:30 PM) & (1:00-2:30 PM)

Cost: $20 Pre-register for this Learning Lab and save on your General Admission Ticket

Chocolate Church has arisen from our 10+ years experience of using cacao in our spiritual practice as a medicinal sacrament and focuses on creating a container for contemplation and deep inquiry. We have observed that chocolate, and especially a strong brew of cacao, made with love and intention opens gateways in the human heart and spirit, and when combined with inward contemplation, reflection on the Divine, and fellowship in a safe container, it proves a warm and gentle catalyst to greater states of gratitude, compassion for Self and others, forgiveness, and peace.

Our Chocolate Church meeting invokes the ancient root word for church- circe/cirke (circle), and involves the use of deep inward exploration through a period of silent meditation, followed by an exercise of “active listening.” Modeled in part after a Quaker meeting, participants are asked to reflect inward, listen deeply, practice discernment and share as the Spirit inspires.

In this way we receive reflections, messages, lessons, and wisdom from our collective which leads to further contemplation of purpose, presence, and service to the greater good. With the assistance of the Cacao medicine we are enabled to journey more deeply into our heartspace to connect with each other and the Divine.

This section is followed by facilitation that leads into a community forum where profound discussion is fostered. There will be singing, silence, listening, wisdom, and opportunity to commune with self, Great Spirit and each other. All feelings are welcome in this safe, sacred container harnessing the potential for great growth and love.

 

Understanding Karma and Jyotish Astrology

Presenter: TBD

Workshop Time: 60 Minutes

Cost: $20 Each

In Understanding Karma and Jyotish

All Participants will be Given Printable Versions of Their Natal Jyotish Birth Charts. Then we will discuss in detail karmic theory, focusing on three types of Karma, Fixed, Dual, and Movable and how the different types of karma influence our journey and soul evolution.

Participants will be shown how Karma influences and manifests in our birth chart, and how the Jyotish chart is a tool for our karmic and spiritual evolution. All Attendees will be left with a complete understanding of Karmic theory, and the unique manifestation of Karma in each individual’s birth chart.