Women’s Herbal Aphrodisiac and Sensual Dance Activation ~ Sila Teal Rood (Friday 3:30pm)
Let’s light a fire deep within, cultivating a creative weekend of play ahead. We’ll dive into a sensual herbal exploration of tasting and smelling, playing with oils and trying elixirs to awaken our deeper forces and open our hearts. We’ll explore further by moving into yogic practices and ancient dance techniques of the juiciest, writhing motions to get our hips moving and our thighs fired. Enjoy the loving container of sisterhood where we can move our awareness to the potency of our deeper selves. Set the intention of how to use these creative forces in the highest purpose and get ignited!
Sila teaches yoga in styles from vigorous flow to prenatal. She graduated from the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism with a clinical internship, and is currently working toward her degree in Health Arts and Sciences. Her focus is perinatal care and fertility, preparing the body and spirit for healthy conception.
Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing Ceremony & Meditation ~ Karen Parnell (Saturday 9:30am)
Karen Parnell is Teacher-Certified Tibetan Singing Bowls Sound and Vibrational Therapist
Tantric Dance of the Sacred Feminine ~ Loraia Ward (Saturday 1pm)
The translation of the word Tantra means “to weave”; Within the Tantric Dance of the Sacred Feminine, we are weaving all the parts of ourselves into one organic whole. Tantric Dance of The Sacred Feminine is a unique and powerful moving meditation, self-sourced in devotion, which focuses on the merging of womb-space and heart. The Dance has been referred to by some as the Yoga of Shakti with similarities liken to Kashmiri Yoga as we “become space”.
Loraia Ward has been working professionally in the healing arts for the past eighteen years, and is known for her transformational workshops, which she has
been teaching nationally. Loraia is also the founder of The Scarlet Veil Sisterhood, a nonprofit organization providing sacred ceremonies, healings, and classes for our community. She is grateful to her teachers, students, friends and family for all their wisdom and loving support.
Cacao Ceremony ~ Destiny Love & Andrew Hanuman Jones (Saturday 1pm)
Join Destiny Love and Andrew Hanuman Jones in Sacred Cacao Ceremony, honoring chocolate as an intentional and delicious plant medicine for opening and activating the heart. This ceremony is interwoven with music, meditation, and practices for deepening self love.
Destiny and Andrew have been facilitating Sacred Cacao Ceremonies since 2012. Both have extensive backgrounds in energy medicine and Shamanic studies, as well as both being composers of sacred music. The Cacao Ceremonies that they host together are unique, uplifting, and transformative.
Dances of Universal Peace as Water Blessing ~ Alicia Merlady (Saturday 3pm)
The Dances of Universal Peace known also as “ sufi dancing” were visioned by Samuel Lewis, a Sufi Murshid and Buddhist Master in the late 60’s in San Francisco. These circle dances use simple movements and easy mantras from world traditions to facilitate opening the heart with unconditional love for ourselves and for all peoples. Using these dances to anchor and experience the water love wisdom of the whale and dolphin nations, we will bless, love, respect and thank our inner waters as well as the waters all over the world.
Alicia Merlady Bonnet communicates in and out of the water with the whale and dolphin nations since 1994. A mentored leader of the Dances of Universal Peace, heart song recording artist for over 3 decades, and author of “Women’s New Moon Guide”, she weaves her love of music, dance, ritual and water in facilitating awareness of our divine nature.
Alicia’s website: aliciabonnet.com
Native Song Circle ~ Jaraneh Nova (Saturday 3pm)
The intention in creating this prayerformance experience is to create an offering for those interested in gathering together in prayer. To share my perspective of native experience and earth love. To honor the returning of the sacred bundles from all races to the fire of unity. To pray together for the benefit of all life. Aho!
Jaraneh Nova, born a mix of Apache and other world cultures, grew up a part of the Sonoran Desert, riding horses through the days while writing songs in her heart. As a teen and young adult, she was attracted to theater and the avant garde. Jaraneh then began performing in plays, musicals and eventually film. A life long artist and musician, Jaraneh Nova offers many gifts for her audiences. Her soulful vocals paint a beautiful soundscape no matter what she sings.
Sufi Zikr ~ Khalil (Sunday 1pm)
The Remembrance of Perfection, the Perfection of Remembrance. Not New Age, not Old Age, Ageless. Nothing to buy, nothing for sale. Practice and not philosophy. With sacred phrase, breath, rhythm, melody, movement, and group attunement, Zikr provides an opportunity to remember our true nature, which is eternal and divine, filled with joy and love. Khalil Elliott is a Khalif (Senior Teacher) in Sufi Ruhaniat International. Sometimes referred to as the Ruhaniat, it is a direct lineage of Hazrat Inayat Khan’s Glorious Sufi Message of Spiritual Liberty. Khalil founded and is the center leader for Ashland Sufi Heart Circle, a local center of Sufi Ruhaniat International. Khalil teaches locally and around North America, and holds regular Dance meetings, Zikr circles, classes, workshops, retreats, and provides other ministerial services.
Sacred Reciprocity Puja ~ Graell & Deleon Corsini (Sunday 1pm)
Practice and experience the bliss of offering in honor of the God and Goddess embodied in you and the holy landscape. Mother/Daughter Priestess team of the Goddess Temple of Ashland, Graell and Deleon Corsini, shall intuitively guide you thru land and body altars for anointing, creative sacred movement, and inspiring connection to: deity as Self, mirroring Other.
YouMeWe-Ecstatic Vocal Experience ~ Cornflower (Sunday 3pm)
YouMeWe is an ecstatic vocal experience for children of all-ages that supports people to open their voices in a safe environment in a community circle song experience meant to inspire and awaken the authentic voice.
Cornflower is a genre-bending vocalist, live-looper and beatboxer. His music is a fusion of organic a cappella soul-tronica. Cornflower’s mission is to channel music that inspires, empowers and uplifts people into presence and connection with themselves and to each other, creating a community of inspired individuals living their purpose.
Cornflower’s ‘vocal instrumentation’ brings you into the moment, using ‘beatboxing’ to set your body in motion to his soaring melodies and atmospheric grooves that are looped right before your eyes. Cornflower invites you on a journey into his magical world of sound!
“One of the simplest and most direct ways of praying and meditating is through singing and singing in community is exceptionally powerful.” ~ Bobby McFerrin
Unlocking the Life-Force: Kundalini Yoga & Ayurveda ~ Jai Dev Singh (Sunday 3:00pm)
There is a supreme intelligence that permeates all things, a life-force that interpenetrates every atom of the universe. When the life-force intelligence is obstructed, distorted or cloaked, we lose our sense of purpose, become lack- luster, and foggy. When you are a clear vehicle for the supreme intelligence, you are happy, prosperous, attractive and crystal clear. In this special Kundalini Yoga experience, we will use transporting yogic exercises, ancient Ayurvedic teachings, mantra and mediations to activate the bodies life-force intelligence and plug in to your source of spiritual electricity.
Jai Dev Singh is a yogi and teacher. His innovative Yoga and Ayurveda courses have been attended and studied by thousands of people throughout the world. His flagship teachings are offered through his Unlocking The Life-Force Course, The Complete Course of Ayurveda, The Radiant Body Home Course and The Life-Force Academy.