Optimization of any quality in a complex environment requires a balance of exploration and exploitation. Too often in this world we forget or are told not, to explore our freedom of spatial expression. So come enjoy a communal space to mix science & philosophy of play with kinesthetic experimentation and improvisation.
Illumination Gathering Festival
Workshop time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
From Nature to Nurture:
In this workshop, we will experience plants and nature from many different facets. On our journey together we'll practice some gentle movements and sounds, exploring our bodies, and our inner nature. We'll grow our very own seed into our innermost expression of ourselves. We’ll also practice techniques of how to be with nature, that will leave you grounded, filled with curiosity, and enhance your concentration. Last but not least, we’ll have a mindful eating exercise, to focus on exploring our completely original tastebuds.
Workshop time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Illuminate your Chakras:
Chakras are concentrations of vital life force energy within the body forming when lines of energy overlap & cross. When our chakras are in alignment, it can increase lifespan; physical, mental & emotional health as well as overall wellbeing. Each energy wheel is linked to organs within the body, emotional & mental attitudes, physical health or disease, colors, sounds, spiritual abilities, & many other things. Some of these associations are symbolic, & others stem from mathematical formulas. Yogis & spiritual teachers have found many ways of working with these centers of consciousness. Through Meditation, Yoga, energy healing & movement therapy, we can learn to connect with the chakras on a personal level. Join Trinity for this workshop where she will teach you practical tools for balancing these energy systems in everyday life.
Workshop time: 2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Prana Yama Breath of Life:
Prana Yama Breath Workshop by Trinity
This workshop is about learning and practicing pranayama techniques to heal, revitalize and recharge both body and mind. Learn exercises for various ailments, meditation, and chanting. Pranayama is a method used to navigate the life force in your body. With concentrated practice, you will be able to absorb more prana for mental clarity and physical vitality. Our prana travels with the breath - they are not the same thing; the breath carries our energy. It is the force that animates the body and brings it to life.
Workshop time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Yoga of Recovery:
Gail Maheshwari Cristelli , E-RYT 500, is a Certified Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT) with C-IAYT, Certified Yoga of Recovery Counselor, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Reiki Master. Each of her students is unique and important. Her sense of humor, passion for growth and development on this spiritual journey makes studying with her fun. Her creativity will allow you the tools for developing your own practice, passion for life and spiritual growth.
Workshop time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Deepening your Spiritual Path with Neuro Emotional Technique:
Dr. Jennifer Redmond found Neuro Emotional Technique over 20 years ago while wrestling with her own challenges with depression and anxiety during Chiropractic school. She has since become one of two Level 3 Certified practitioners in the state of New Jersey and has the honor of witnessing her patients experience miraculous results. Through her own journey with spirituality and maturing into her own intuitive gifts, she has found this technique to be enormously helpful in supporting our planetary shift into heart-centered consciousness, especially empaths, the energetically sensitive, or those seeking to shed old patterns of behavior that no longer serve their current state of consciousness. Come to this class to discover how you can use Neuro Emotional Technique to deepen *your* spiritual path. With @doctor_redmond
Workshop time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Hoop Meditation-Connecting Deeper with your Hoops:
hosted by Cami Circles & Jeff Bones
Hula Hoop dance has been used as a healing practice for thousands of years. Hula hoops encourage contralateral movement, which exercises muscles on the opposite side of the body from one another. This increases neural pathways, which is linked to a decrease in anxiety depression. This lead to a”whole-brain functioning state" that helps get you into a mindset that allows you to re-pattern your subconscious thinking. In this workshop, you will learn about the history of sacred circles, discover new meditation techniques using your hoop, participate in a guided meditation, take part in group activities with other talented artists, and have time, in the end, to ask instructors about any tricks you have been working on. There will be a limited number of extra hoops on hand, so please bring your own hoop if you have it! With @camicircles
Workshop time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Monica is a consciousness coach who works with ambitious go-getters to align their head with their heart. She believes that accessing deeper subconscious insights is the key to changing mental perspective. As a trained neuro-linguistic programming practitioner, meditation teacher, and community builder, Monica has guided over 1,000 people in meditation. Guideposts described her as "...transforming the conscious leadership landscape in today's disconnected age." She's also shared space with world-class leaders like Preston Smiles, Gabby Bernstein, and Lewis Howes. With @itsmonicaadams
Workshop time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
We will cover the entire 78 card Tarot deck using special formulas derived from esoteric secrets.
Joe Monteleone has 17 years of experience with the esoteric Tarot and has practiced a unique mix of Eastern and Western spirituality his whole life. He uses the Tarot as a map of the highest cosmic landscapes to the lowest mundane corridors of everyday life to help seekers find their way. He regularly reads for parties, clubs, special events, new age stores, and personal clientele, and has given several lectures and classes on the subject. He has notably read for Facebook, the New York Renaissance Faire, and had a guest appearance on All Business Media FM. He is a member of the Holistic Business Association. Joe also performs Tarot! His professional dance career incorporates the Tarot into multimedia dance ritual works noted as “spiritual and artistic achievements” by The Dance Enthusiast and “Magical-thinking-made-reality” by the Huffington Post. He has performed nationally and internationally to great acclaim. With @tarotwithjoe
Workshop time: 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm