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Friday, April 15
 

12:00 AEST

Gaia Spirit Village Opening Ceremony
Friday April 15, 2016 12:00 - 12:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

12:30 AEST

Olivia Rosebery
“She walks a path of wild nature, entangled luscious ferns and vines..."
Olivia Rosebery is a singer-songwriter with a strong soulful voice that evokes the spirit of the earth. Her warm resonant tones and lyrical melodies weave listeners back into the tapestry of nature. Her songs are a fusion of soul, jazz and tribal melodies inspired by her travels, studies in sound healing and meditation, and her unmistakable love for nature. Let her take you on a journey back into the wilderness of remembering.

Artists
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Olivia Rosebery

Vocal Coach, Musician & Sound Healer, Song of the Earth
Song of the Earth is the creative nest of Olivia Rosebery, a musician, sound healer and vocal coach. Olivia inspires and shares a holistic and unique practice weaving together more than 15 years of singing experience, studies in sound and performance art, practices in sound healing... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 12:30 - 13:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

13:00 AEST

Chocolate Dreaming with Kyle Chocolate Wizard
Chocolate Dreaming explores the use of  Chocolate to enhance your mindfulness, meditation and manifestation practises.
Chocolate has been used as a food, medicine and sacrament by ancient civilisations such as the Maya and Aztecs. When used ceremoniously with intention chocolate can align you with your path. “The process is magic.” -THE CHOCOLATE WIZARD The Chocolate Wizard shares the wisdom of chocolate and how this divine treat can be used mindfully in connection with the 5 elements of Ayurveda and our 5 senses. A deliciously fun, sensory journey back to ourselves and the earth. Kyle Lazich BHSc, is The Chocolate Wizard, a medical herbalist and founder of SupHerb Chocolate. He has been exploring plant medicines and their effects on the mind, body and spirit for over 10 years.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Lazich

Kyle Lazich

Founder/Herbalist/Chocolate Wizard, Supherb Chocolate
Kyle Lazich BHSc, is The Chocolate Wizard, a medical herbalist and founder of SupHerb Chocolate. He has been exploring plant medicines and their effects on the mind, body and spirit for over 10 years.Kyle shares the Wisdom of chocolate, an ancient food, medicine and sacrament.


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 13:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

13:00 AEST

YOGARHYTHMS (THE LUNA TALA)

Experience a healthy yoga-flow feel the rhythm of your creativity bloom. Pulse with sensuality and cultivate prosperity and self-love. Join Shian Love and RIA as they enkindle Svadhishana chakra to connect as a community embodying the flow of life and allowing the rivers of bliss to nourish our being.


Speakers
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RIA

DJ + YOGA, RIA
An established working DJ rising 15 years, and many years behind the scenes as a music industry professional, RIA knows music! Kiwi born and bred, and currently enjoying a 2016 Australian Winter, it was the choice to pursue a career in Yoga as a teacher which changed everything... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

13:00 AEST

CoCreate a Flower Essence : The Vibrational Medicine of our Australian Bush
"Vibrational earth-based medicine is at the forefront of creating a new world of truly holistic health. Come and explore this new paradigm of health and wellbeing based on the powerful flowers of our Australian Bush.

Flower Essences work on the mind, body and spirit and are obtained by extracting the healing
vibrational quality from the most evolved part of the plant – the flowers. They work
on an emotional level, harmonising negative feelings and belief patterns, held in
the subconscious mind.

You'll learn about the history & philosophy of flower essences and how they work. How thoughts and emotions affect your wellbeing. How to interpret, the ancient art of the Doctrine of Signatures. A hands-on lesson in co-creating a live bush flower essence from the local flora. Along with a Recipe Sheet to create flower essences at home for yourself and others."

Speakers
avatar for Jewelli Dollman

Jewelli Dollman

Jewelli carries fifteen years of healing wisdom to guide your vibrational medicine journey. She offers in person, phone and skype consultations in addition to teaching courses and seminars. It is with great reverence and joy, that she shares the healing gifts of these earth-based... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Byron Community College

13:00 AEST

Awakening the Goddess
Join Sarah-Jane for an elemental journey into the mystery that is the sacred feminine with a delicious moving goddess puja for women.  Come be worshiped by your sisters in your radiant authenticity, plug into the magic of your womb and awaken your Shakti power.  

Speakers
avatar for Sarah-Jane Perman

Sarah-Jane Perman

Activating the Womb Grid
Sarah-Jane is a spiritual catalyst, transmissionary and agent of awakening. Her work as Womb Alchemist and feminine embodiment guide supports women to reclaim their body as the sovereign vessel for alchemy, sensuality and creation. Her offerings include The Alchemical Womb online... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Anglican

13:00 AEST

Didge Healing
Sound Healing

Speakers
avatar for Eshua Bolton

Eshua Bolton

Didgeridoo Sound Healing Sessions
Eshua Bolton is a multi platform performer, M.C. Didgeridoo Sound Healer, Cultural Advisor/Liaison, public speaker, dancer, actor and fronts his own Tribal Fusion dance band Future Elders.Eshua Bolton an Indigenous Australian Murruwarri Man, for the past 25 years has been engaging... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

13:00 AEST

ACROYOGA FOR LIFE : Build life skills through physical challenge

 AcroYoga For Life is a system that involves acrobatics, yoga, personal development, goal 
setting and team building .
A new take on fitness where we challenge the mind and body to create personal change 
and improvement that challenges participants to find their edge by pushing beyond their 
comfort zone and breaking thru personal obstacles. 
The movement drills focus on body alignment, core strength, balance. 
Acroyoga includes a lot of inversions that make it a unique exercise experience that works 
the whole body and builds stamina and strength.
The sophisticated partner and group conditioning drills allow people to physically develop 
and master skills more rapidly than training alone . 
And the group and team atmosphere adds an extremely fun and social element that will 
keep you coming back for more. 
Life skills like trust and perseverance are woven thru the physical challenges. 
This allows participants to reflect broadly on the class material and incorporate the benefits 
of this activity into their life as a whole, increasing self confidence.
Similar to activities like martial arts or having a personal trainer.
Acoyoga for life is a modern approach to fitness and heath that allows people to achieve 
lasting results from developing the body from the inside out .


Speakers
avatar for Zoe Braithwaite

Zoe Braithwaite

Director, Acro Yoga
The only thing teacher Zoe enjoys more than facing her fear and achieving things she never thought possible, is celebrating and supporting other people doing the same…. Awakening a feeling of vitality and provoking a resonance in the heart, Zoe Braithwaite is a very unique teacher... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Scout Hall Earth

13:00 AEST

Drops of Nectar

Relax, unwind and replenish your vital energy as we explore a meditative yoga sequence, created for deep relaxation and healing.  Beginning with soothing Chandra Namaskar (moon salutes), this practice will unwind the accumulation of stress often held in the body, and will create the space to clear tension and opportunities for presence

You’ll pay special attention to the quality of each movement, and move slowly as though you are moving through water.  This healing practice will invoke the flow of energetic nectar down the spine, permeating the entire body with blissful energy.  One of the greatest pleasures of yoga is Shavasana, the deep relaxation traditionally offered at the end of the class. Coupled with a guided Yoga Nidra, enjoy this practice as a way to be more receptive to your innate inner wisdom.  All levels.


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Walsh

Nicole Walsh

Nicole has been teaching yoga for over twelve years and offers a progressive approach to Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Her transformational classes are a dynamic combination of breath-inspired movement and creative, yet balanced and intelligent sequencing and a healthy sense of authenticity... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

13:00 AEST

The Body Flow
"As the bio-mechanics of our Body are generally universal, there are yoga class cues that suit most people - yet our unique life experiences mean that our individual bodies often need different emphasis in order to allow the energy (Prana) flow and the pose to be felt the way it was originally intended.
Geoff creates an environment where you are guided into the pose and let the Prana flow in a way that allows you to FEEL... Once the Body understands and FEELS the effective flow of Prana it celebrates and enjoys the exploration of the range of movement. This is the Flow.
The effectiveness of this technique was refined in his Byron Bay studio Ananta YOGA and has since been taken around Asia and Europe. Geoff conducts short courses in this method available to all practitioners and teachers. Contact yoga@ananta.com.au for more details.
"

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Brooks

Geoff Brooks

Ananta Yoga
Geoff Brooks is a Yoga Teacher who operates Ananta YOGA studio in Byron Bay.He specializes in taking Yoga to the"next level" and is constantly refining and expanding his techniques - following the principle of "Ananta" (sanskrit: "limitless", "boundless").Geoff is creating new paradigms... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Yoga Peace

13:00 AEST

Yin Yoga with Kaya Slater Chisholm and Live Music
Yin yoga takes place at a slow pace, with postures and asanas often lasting for five minutes or longer. We move into the poses without muscle contraction and we surrender into the poses rather than activating our bodies. Yin Yoga is a highly meditative form of yoga, with many physical and mental benefits. By placing moderate stress on the connective tissues, Yin yoga aims to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. The poses are also designed to encourage the flow of qi, a subtle energy that runs through the body’s meridian pathways. This improves the health of your organs, boosts immunity, and promotes inner peace and emotional wellbeing. The benefits of Yin Yoga alone are unbelievably powerful, so when we weave in powerful ancient healing mantra and the unique and powerful healing sounds of the hang, a beautiful instrument constructed from two half-shells of deep drawn, nitrided steel sheet glued together at the rim leaving the inside hollow and creating a distinct UFO shape, the magic really begins. The hypnotic sounding Hang perfectly accompanies the depth of ancient mantra and Yin Yoga- a fusion to be experienced.

 Haitch
Haitch is a South East Queensland musician and composer. Looking to nature for inspiration and world cultures for instruments, his uniqueness lies in the moving fusion created with both uncommon and classical instruments. Haitch started trumpet at a young age, closely followed by piano, leading into over a decade collecting world instruments that he composes and performs with today. Including Native American flutes, Yidaki (didgeridoo), slide Didge, Taishogoto, Baja, Mellophone, Tibetan singing bowls, Duclar, Overtone flutes, hand percussion, vocals and synthesizers.

Kaya Slater-Chisholm
Kaya is a senior Yoga teacher and Mentor, and devoted practitioner of mantra in Sanskrit, Hindi and Gurmuki. She is based in Brisbane and runs a yoga Studio called Yoga Bones. Her passion is to bring bhakti yoga and devotion in to all that she does and brings a strong knowledge of eastern Traditions Tantra and Daoism into her teachings.
Kaya uses mantra, crystal bowls, and sacred sound in all aspects of her work/service. She believes that working with others to help them find their inner peace depends on various elements. 

Speakers
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Haitch

Haitch is a South East Queensland musician and composer. Looking to nature for inspiration and world cultures for instruments, his uniqueness lies in the moving fusion created with both uncommon and classical instruments. Haitch started trumpet at a young age, closely followed by... Read More →
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Kaya Slater

Yin Yoga Sound Journey
Kaya's love for mantra sound and transformational yoga on all levels continues to deepen and grow -after meeting Dave Massie on Bhakti Camp in India over a year ago  , Dave and Kaya  have been working/playing together In Bhakti, Naad Yoga and in asana ever since , weaving their... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

13:30 AEST

"Be a love song" the yoga of chanting
To be a love song- the yoga of chanting  is a workshop with the beautiful Sangeeta, who returns from a world tour doing workshops in South America, USA with Jai Uttal, and singing at Festivals and Yoga centres around the world including for Amma on her visit to Spain, Ramana Ashraam and ensemble with Tina Malia and in Rishikesh playing and teaching at the IYF (International Yoga Festival.)

Speakers

Friday April 15, 2016 13:30 - 14:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

14:00 AEST

Panel: Sex and Relating beyond the New Age
Love, intimacy and relationships. It's central to all of our lives as human. With many theories, experiments and ideas that have been trialed and tested, how do we move beyond the new age circus of possibility to sustain meaningful and heart felt relations. 
Cyd Saunders curates a panel of lovers, feelers and thinkers to help guide us through the jungles of love in the modern age.  Featuring  Libby Perkins, Nyck Jeans, JP Sears, Spiral Orbit, 

Moderators
avatar for Cyd Saunders

Cyd Saunders

I am a Visual Artist, Mistress of Ceremonies, Sex Educator/Commentator, Writer. I am all about the experience of life, I love the meeting between people, the exploration of the exquisite vulnerability of being human. I want the conversation, I want to gently let the cat out of the... Read More →

Speakers
NJ

Nyck Jeans

Years ago The Echo paper called Nyck Jeanes a 'bon vivant', and he has been trying to both live up to that tag, and to shake it off ever since! Such is the way of a Renaissance Man.He's a well know local radio broadcaster, commentator, MC, musician, writer and counsellor – and... Read More →
SO

Spiral Orbit

Spiral Orbit is a Somatic Sex Educator and Transpersonal Therapist with a background in sexual health education and community mental health. Spiral identifies as a genderfluid faerie and is passionate about facilitating creative pathways for people to move beyond their gender conditioning... Read More →
LP

Libby Perkins

Libby Perkins Business Consultant, Restorative Yoga Teacher, Writer, Biodynamic Breathwork Practitioner, Doula.Libby Perkins has an education and career history in corporate and social business enterprise – in particular, in the areas of Public Relations, Journalism and Communication... Read More →
avatar for JP Sears

JP Sears

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP presents classes, workshops, online seminars, and leads retreats at numerous locations around the world on inner... Read More →
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Zenith Virago

Deathwalker, Natural Death Care Centre
Zenith Virago lives and works in Byron, and beyond, as a Deathwalker, she has spent the past 20 years working with death and dying, supporting people who are dying, their family and friends in the preparation & integration of the dying process and death. Her work includes giving practical... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 14:00 - 15:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

15:00 AEST

Free Like Me

Free Like Me bring something fresh and compelling to the Australian music scene and it hasn't taken long for them to create a big buzz. They were awarded best local talent at Splendour in The Grass 2014. They won a place in Blues Over Byron competition to play at The Byron Bay Blues Festival 2014 competing against over 60 bands, and In June 2015 they were played on 4 stages at the world renowned Glastonbury Festival in the Uk.

The band’s founders are British born Lucy Gallant and Venezuelan Daniel Urbina. Their heritage is as eclectic as their music – Lucy being part Burmese, Russian, Irish and Australian whilst the Venezuelan Daniel mixes it up with some Native American ancestry. Perhaps this mash up of cultural backgrounds is what inspires Free Like Me’s blend of world music which is further enhanced by Gallant’s thought provoking lyrics; lyrics that can be uplifting whilst also edging towards something darker - and with titles like Murder and Fire Girl amongst the self titled Free Like Me or Lets go to the Beach you can expect the unexpected! The songs are all original works and Gallant and Urbina are multi talented song writers, musicians (they play multiple instruments) and they produce much of their own music, although along the way have had some help from some pretty great and respected producers!

Gallant’s voice has great dynamic range, smoothly jumping from lows to highs, from delicate to fierce. She is also a talented drummer and plays intricate, high energy rhythms on her Djembe and Cajun whilst singing. Urbina, also a vocalist, is an incredible rhythm and lead guitar player and brings not only a bit of Rock into the mix but has the charisma that really gets a crowd going.

Free Like Me are a band with a mission – they want to bring people together through music that calls for people to be true to themselves, to be free and to be happy. They also just love to play music and that is clear every time you hear them play and every time you find yourself singing one of their songs long after you heard them perform it live!


Speakers
avatar for Free Like Me (Lucy Gallant Solo)

Free Like Me (Lucy Gallant Solo)

Singer Songwriter, Free Like Me
Since 2011, Australian powerhouse Lucy Gallant has been touring the world with her band Free Like Me performing for epic crowds at nearly every major festival from Glastonbury to Splendour In The Grass. Gallant is hailed as one of the most talented songwriters and percussionists of... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 15:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

15:00 AEST

Bliss Asana - Yin Yoga
Join me for a Bliss-Asana Yin Yoga class that will not only open your body physically but will illuminate your subtle energy. This is the perfect class to close your festival experience encapsulating the essence of the weekend; gentle movement, pranic dancing, tantric rituals & soul healing. Leaving you feeling completely connected to everyone & everything.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cassidy

Michelle Cassidy

Michelle Cassidy is the founder and operator of popular Essence of Living Yoga & Pilates studio and the International Teacher Training Academy on the Gold Coast. After first discovering Yoga and Pilates at the young age of 16, Michelle knew, with every cell of her being, that she... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 16:30 AEST
TBA

15:00 AEST

Becoming Fiercely Authentic
JP, Daniel, and Frank Jay will lead a dynamic discussion to help you ignite your inner fires of authenticity so you can burn away who’re not and let the miracle of who you are arise.  They’ll share radical perspectives on what it takes to overcome the fear-based rationalizations that keep you disconnected from the power of your authentic self.  They’ll also demonstrate exercises on how to shatter the edges of your comfort zone and guide you in ways to become more comfortable with being uncomfortable so you can live a bolder life of being more authentic with your self and other people.  Insights, new perspectives, fun will be had.  Please leave your façade at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Eisenman

Daniel Eisenman

Daniel has a dream to get paid to do the things that he would pay to do and after galavanting the globe for the past decade along with hosting 30+ retreats and/or events based on the principles of raw honesty and the recontextualization of authentic communication, he is now traveling... Read More →
FJ

Frank Jay Porcaro

Frank Jay is an international speaker, transformational life coach, and entrepreneur. His expertise is in teaching others to embody self-confidence by developing a psychology and physiology that is resilient, energy rich and resourceful. Frank Jay uses Nuero-Linguistics and movement... Read More →
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JP Sears

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP presents classes, workshops, online seminars, and leads retreats at numerous locations around the world on inner... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 16:30 AEST
Byron Community College

15:00 AEST

5Rhythms® Movement Meditation
5Rhythms is a dynamic meditation practice. A movement medicine.... calling us to inhabit the juicy ecstatic dancer that lives somewhere inside us all. The transformation we feel, digest, reveal and release on the dance floor naturally ripples its medicine throughout our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Geash Bowler

Geash Bowler

5Rhthyms
Geash has been dancing 5Rhythms since 1999 and was trained and accredited by Gabrielle Roth to teach in 2007. Also an Open Floor teacher, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (body awareness approach to healing trauma) and lover of all that invites us into the true intimacy of the moment... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

15:00 AEST

BREATH OF BLISS: Ecstatic Breathing
An ecstatic breathwork practice using circular, connected breath to feel surges of energy, altered states of consciousness and connection. Experience sensations, emotions and insights as you remember the truth of who You are. This shamangelic journey includes movement, deep sharing, touching and breath. Participants often leave feeling euphoric, peaceful, full of wonder and gratitude.

Join in this special workshop collaboration with Christabel and well known music producer, Benjamin Last! He will be providing live, improvisational electronic, indigenous and tribal sounds created in the moment to support your journey. Breath of Bliss is an ecstatic breathwork practice using circular, connected breath to feel surges of energy, altered states of consciousness and connection. Experience sensations, emotions and insights as you remember the truth of who You are. This shamangelic journey includes movement, deep sharing, touching and breath. Participants often leave feeling euphoric, peaceful, full of wonder and gratitude. Learn more at www.BreathBliss.com
 

Please bring a yoga mat and sarong or blanket so you can be cozy while breathing.

Speakers
BL

Benjamin Last

Accompanying Christabel to her breathe work workshop will be producer and musician Benjamin Last. Ben is a well known music producer, Ecstatic Dance DJ and Musician from the Byron Shire and has developed projects such as Temple Step Project and co-created many artists albums from... Read More →
avatar for Christabel Zamor

Christabel Zamor

Founder, Breath of Bliss- (USA)
Christabel is a trainer and life-coach with 13 years of experience empowering people to leadership. She is the creator of an ecstatic breathing practice called Breath of Bliss, an experience that helps people feel more aliveness, presence and love. It incorporates movement, touch... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

15:00 AEST

Kirtan and HeartSong Chant Circle
"Kevin James’ facilitates a space for you to feel supported in devotional singing (Bhakti yoga) as a powerful healing practice that is easy and fun.
The intention behind the chanting circle is to co-create a modern singing ceremony, based on ancient traditions but in a universal way without religious dogma, where we can reconnect to oneness, dissolve the ego, open the heart and voice, dance, have fun and create a positive healing vibration for yourself and the world. "

Artists
avatar for Kevin James Carroll

Kevin James Carroll

Kevin James’ music is a world fusion of Kirtan and chanting. Weaving ancient Mantra’s with his own prayers and hearts song, Kevin draws upon influences from traditional Indian Kirtan, Bhajans, Celtic and Sufi chants mixed with western folk sounds and world instruments. Practicing... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

15:00 AEST

A Devotional Yoga Journey
Immerse yourself in this full-bodied devotional practice, connecting body mind and spirit with breath, sound and movement. Mel and Atira offer a heart-centered journey through Anusara yoga and song. Leaving you feeling empowered, activated and realigned to your hearts inner knowing.

Speakers
avatar for Mel Dobra

Mel Dobra

Mel Dobra has delighted crowds internationally, playing such festivals of renown as the Woodford Folk Festival, Splendour in the Grass, the Eclipse Festival and the Bali Spirit Festival, as well as embarking upon an East Coast tour of her inaugural album, Sacred Tides. Mel’s musical... Read More →
avatar for Atira Tan

Atira Tan

Atira Tan is the Founder and Executive Director of The Art2Healing Project, a non - for profit organisation assisting sex trafficked women and children globally. Over 11 years, she has set up many yoga, art therapy, women’s health and trauma informed programs, from the refugee camps... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

15:00 AEST

Soul Fire Flow
Ignite your inner flame, ground your energy, and free your heart! This heart opening, soul stirring practice will leave you feeling strong and vibrant by tuning your mind, body, and soul. Come prepared to sweat and enjoy the perfect mix of asana, meditation, and dance.

Speakers
avatar for Cristi Christensen

Cristi Christensen

A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with the US Olympic diving team as a young adult. After an injury cut her Olympic dreams short, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Yoga Peace

15:00 AEST

Vinyasa Yoga
This class will be a more slower Vinyasa class....Encouraging the  qualities of stillness, Devotion and Surrender moving  our practice beyond the physical.  This Vinyasa classes will focus on breath, dristi, stillness, mindful conscious movement, and working on our ability to attain and sustain more and more presence, stillness of mind. We will finish with some pranayama and short discussion on Why we practice. 

Speakers
avatar for Louisa Sear

Louisa Sear

Teacher & Course Co-ordinator, Yoga Arts
Louisa has dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of Yoga. She is passionate in the inquiry to find ones true nature and freedom.In her teaching, Louisa encourages the understanding and acceptance of life, finding the teacher within and acknowledging the God in all. Louisa... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Living Yoga Sangha 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW

15:30 AEST

Byron Spirit VOX POP
Join MC Cyd Saunders who will be hosting VOX POPS session. Expect the unexpected. It could be you on stage. We all have a entire world to share. 

Speakers
avatar for Cyd Saunders

Cyd Saunders

I am a Visual Artist, Mistress of Ceremonies, Sex Educator/Commentator, Writer. I am all about the experience of life, I love the meeting between people, the exploration of the exquisite vulnerability of being human. I want the conversation, I want to gently let the cat out of the... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 15:30 - 16:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

16:15 AEST

Ma Love
 MA LOVE is a devotional dance band that blends mantra, ecstatic kirtan call and response singing and classical indian instrumentation with pulsing dub and reggae rhythms. Formed by members of the House Of Bliss house band, Mullumbimby’s long running fortnightly kirtan event, MA LOVE is a nine piece act which features current and former members of local dub reggae and dance bands The Link, Mantra Ray, Fyah Walk and Dubshack. MA LOVE are Erik Adams - vocals and guitar, Armando Ornano - bass, Sudeep - keys, Jamie Power - drums, Amrita Devi - vocals, DanaLee Mynard - vocals, Caroline Cowley - vocals, Matt Weekes - Sitar Combining traditional mantra and kirtan melodies with original devotional compositions they aim to take you to ecstatic states of chant and dance.

Speakers
avatar for MA LOVE  - Dub and Devotion

MA LOVE - Dub and Devotion

MA LOVE is a devotional dance band that blends mantra, ecstatic kirtan call and response singing and classical indian instrumentation with pulsing dub and reggae rhythms.Formed by members of the House Of Bliss house band, Mullumbimby’s long running fortnightly kirtan event, MA LOVE... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 16:15 - 17:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

18:00 AEST

Friday Night Concert - Opening Ceremony Honouring Ancestors
Speakers
avatar for Uncle Magpie

Uncle Magpie

Magpie is a Minyunabul Yuganbeh Songman from the Tweed. He has been involved in Aboriginal art, Culture and song for the last 35 years. He started learning at an early age when there were many strong Aboriginal teachers still alive. His eyes see back into the past, back into his culture... Read More →

Artists
avatar for LulaCruza

LulaCruza

Electronic Folk, Argentina
Lulacruza is an electronic folk duo operating at the junction of the modern and the ancient, blending shamanic and ritualistic influences with folk and electronic music. Lulacruza consists of Alejandra Ortiz from Colombia and Luis Maurette of Argentina. The two met in 2005 at the... Read More →
avatar for Matiu Te Huki

Matiu Te Huki

Matiu "The Hook" Te Huki is known for his amazing vocal skills and energy, his ability to powerfully connect with, hold and lift a crowd whilst either fronting a band, or as a solo artist. Matiu intuitively nurtures a deep connection with his audience creating the energy that opens... Read More →
avatar for Peia Luzzi

Peia Luzzi

 As a song preserver Peia has gathered songs from ancient traditions that span across the globe. From the mountains of Bulgaria to the shores of Ireland, touching upon the wisdom and trials of the Native peoples of North and South America and preserving the enchantment of medieval... Read More →


Friday April 15, 2016 18:00 - 22:30 AEST
Mullum High 9 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby NSW 2482
 
Saturday, April 16
 

08:00 AEST

Trance Dance & Breath Journey
Journey into YOU with 'Iolani Grace
BE * FEEL * DANCE * BREATHE * REBIRTH * LET GO * EXPAND
We
will open and close in Sacred Circle to create our safe space,
connection, synergy and intention through Trance Dance and Life Shift
Breathwork. In this magical space we will journey deep into our hearts,
bodies and consciousness to free the blockages and limitations, moving
into a new place of confidence, connection, freedom and joy. Now is the
time to strengthen our inner peace, harmony and Inner Knowing. Come,
yourself from the old and stepping into the fullness of who you truly
are!
I look forward to journeying with you! Blessings of Joy, 'Iolani Grace
If possible: please bring water, yoga matt, blanket, blindfold. Trance
Dance & Breath Journey workshops and teachers training with 'Iolani
are offered throughout Australia and America. She also offers free
consultations and Life Shift Healing & Coaching via phone, facetime
and skype. Please contact 'Iolani for bookings and requests in your
area.

Speakers
avatar for 'Iolani Grace

'Iolani Grace

Director, The Heart Alchemist
For over 35 years 'Iolani Grace has celebrated the human heart, body, soul and spirit as an International Professional Dancer, Healer, Rebirther, Teacher and Inspired Group Facilitator. 'Iolani dedicates her life to the love, empowerment and freedom of others. She has designed... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

08:00 AEST

Yin Yoga with Kaya Slater Chisholm and Live Music
Yin yoga takes place at a slow pace, with postures and asanas often lasting for five minutes or longer. We move into the poses without muscle contraction and we surrender into the poses rather than activating our bodies. Yin Yoga is a highly meditative form of yoga, with many physical and mental benefits. By placing moderate stress on the connective tissues, Yin yoga aims to increase circulation in the joints and improve flexibility. The poses are also designed to encourage the flow of qi, a subtle energy that runs through the body’s meridian pathways. This improves the health of your organs, boosts immunity, and promotes inner peace and emotional wellbeing. The benefits of Yin Yoga alone are unbelievably powerful, so when we weave in powerful ancient healing mantra and the unique and powerful healing sounds of the hang, a beautiful instrument constructed from two half-shells of deep drawn, nitrided steel sheet glued together at the rim leaving the inside hollow and creating a distinct UFO shape, the magic really begins. The hypnotic sounding Hang perfectly accompanies the depth of ancient mantra and Yin Yoga- a fusion to be experienced.

 Haitch
Haitch is a South East Queensland musician and composer. Looking to nature for inspiration and world cultures for instruments, his uniqueness lies in the moving fusion created with both uncommon and classical instruments. Haitch started trumpet at a young age, closely followed by piano, leading into over a decade collecting world instruments that he composes and performs with today. Including Native American flutes, Yidaki (didgeridoo), slide Didge, Taishogoto, Baja, Mellophone, Tibetan singing bowls, Duclar, Overtone flutes, hand percussion, vocals and synthesizers.

Kaya Slater-Chisholm
Kaya is a senior Yoga teacher and Mentor, and devoted practitioner of mantra in Sanskrit, Hindi and Gurmuki. She is based in Brisbane and runs a yoga Studio called Yoga Bones. Her passion is to bring bhakti yoga and devotion in to all that she does and brings a strong knowledge of eastern Traditions Tantra and Daoism into her teachings.
Kaya uses mantra, crystal bowls, and sacred sound in all aspects of her work/service. She believes that working with others to help them find their inner peace depends on various elements.  

Speakers
avatar for Haitch

Haitch

Haitch is a South East Queensland musician and composer. Looking to nature for inspiration and world cultures for instruments, his uniqueness lies in the moving fusion created with both uncommon and classical instruments. Haitch started trumpet at a young age, closely followed by... Read More →
avatar for Kaya Slater

Kaya Slater

Yin Yoga Sound Journey
Kaya's love for mantra sound and transformational yoga on all levels continues to deepen and grow -after meeting Dave Massie on Bhakti Camp in India over a year ago  , Dave and Kaya  have been working/playing together In Bhakti, Naad Yoga and in asana ever since , weaving their... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

08:00 AEST

Opening your heart through Tantra
"Men and women are often looking for love and sex on the outside, but what if you came home to yourself more deeply? Opening to the possibility that the love and sex you have been looking for lives inside of your body.

Martina will guide you to use Tantric practices to open the heart, to come into deeper inner connection. In a world that is often busy and overly full, we need to consciously cultivate space for stillness, space where we can hear both the murmurings and the roar of our hearts.

You will experience practices that enhance your ability to listen to your heart, to come into deeper union with your feeling self, to eliminate the conflict that happens when you override your feelings and desires. The workshop will include individual and partnered activities for opening the heart.
"

Speakers
avatar for Martina Hughes

Martina Hughes

Founder, Tantric Blossoming
Martina’s vision is to create a world where people know how to express themselves in an embodied and authentic way. She created Tantric Blossoming, the largest Tantric Community in Australia, 11 years ago, offering workshops, private sessions, retreats and training. Since then she... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Byron Community College

08:00 AEST

Ashtanga yoga guided primary series
Guided traditional Ashtanga primary series.
Suitable for practitioner of ashtanga ( any level ) and experienced asana practitioners.
( not beginners to yoga )

Speakers
avatar for Dena Kingsberg

Dena Kingsberg

Ashtanga Yoga
About Dena, Dena Kingsberg has been studying and practicing traditional ashtanga yoga for over 30 years. She remains inspired and deeply committed to the vast healing potential of this life changing practice. As one of Sri K.Pattabhi Jois's most devoted and long-term students, she... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

08:00 AEST

Backbending with Radical Love
We all want an open heart and a supple spine, our body’s natural response to the tough stuff of life is to curl in, protecting this vulnerable and tender part of our body. Backbends powerfully open us up to the world! The loving care you give your back in this class will support your power to ignite the lustre in your heart, and take your back bends to the next level!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Smerdon

Julie Smerdon

Shri Yoga Brisbane
Julie Smerdon is a writer, storyteller, international yoga teacher, who has been sharing yoga, meditation and inspiration since 2002. Privileged to have studied under master teachers in both yoga and meditation, Julie offers these practices as a means to empower, connect, and inspire... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Anglican

08:00 AEST

Masterclass: dynamic sequence with variations for all levels
John will start the session with a brief introduction to Purna Yoga and how it incorporates the philosophy of the 8 limbs from the Yoga Sutras. He is exceptionally skillful at making pertinent links between yoga practice and living a holistic and happy life. Following the short introduction John will guide participants through a dynamic sequence of Purna Yoga asana offering variations for the less experienced and for those with more yoga years. Purna Yoga is classical alignment focused hatha yoga, developed by John Ogilvie over his 30 years experience with the different styles of Ashtanga and Iyengar. John is not only the founder of Purna yoga but also the director of the Byron Yoga retreat Centre and continues to refine his teaching skills with the retreat guests and yoga teacher trainees. John has done substantial research on the chakras and their connection to our endocrine system. This dynamic sequence balances the chakras, addressing hormonal imbalances, opening the heart and leaving you feeling energised and joyful!

Speakers
avatar for John Ogilvie

John Ogilvie

John Ogilvie is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced teachers and founder of Byron Yoga Centre. John has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for over 28. John developed his signature style of yoga, Purna Yoga after 20 years of disciplined training... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Living Yoga Sangha 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW

08:00 AEST

Prana Vinyasa Yoga ~ Anahata Joy
Moving slowly with the intention of cultivating strength, flexibility and overall expansion along the spine and throughout your entire being. Dedicated to the lotus of the heart, we take time out to connect to our inner rhythm and move through Hridaya Namaskar, a radiant backbending heart salutation. Drawing upon the Prana Flow® methods of pulsing, body and rhythmic vinyasas we deepen our understanding of energetic alignment and our heart, mind connection. By massaging Anahata, the heart chakra, tension in the neck and shoulder blades begin to dissolve and the sternum can freely reach towards the heavens, elongating the spine, creating space in the side waist and giving permission for our love-light to shine! Dive deep into the wisdom of Prana Flow® wave sequencing and challenge yourself with different kramas / stages of evolution for bending backwards, as we set up a stable foundation in the sacrum and spine along with engaging the core in a soft but active way. This workshop is suitable for all levels and includes blissfully long counter poses, supportive partner work, a loving kindness meditation and much more!

Speakers
avatar for Delamay Devi

Delamay Devi

Delamay Devi Yoga
Born and raised in Australia’s yoga mecca and lush surrounds of Byron Bay, northern NSW. Delamay began her teaching journey twenty years ago as a dance teacher and since 2006 she has been actively teaching yoga and sharing embodied practices around the globe. Delamay’s dance background... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Yoga Peace

10:00 AEST

Crystal Bowl Meditation with Seriya
Crystal Bowl Sound Meditation-by Seriya Cutbush from Akshaya Healing
Sound Healing is a potent way to be guided into a deep meditative space and receive a shift in energy- physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.Some people have felt pain disappear after many years of disharmony, and others have experienced a "deepest sense of peace, more than they thought possible.”  Seriya will guide you through a short yoga nidra with the traditional Indian instrument, the Tamboura. You will then journey into a  short sound meditation, as Seriya weaves the Crystal Singing Bowls, Mantra, Tibetan Bowls and Gongs. Nourish your mind, body and soul and begin your day feeling balanced and rejuvenated! Seriya shares her passion through Yoga, Meditation, Intuitive Healings, and Sound Medicine. To read more about Seriya’s offerings visit www.akshayahealing.com

Speakers
avatar for Seriya Cutbush

Seriya Cutbush

Seriya is the founder of Akshaya Healing. Akshaya Healing's aim to focus on nourishing your mind, body and soul through the modalities of bodywork, massage, healing, workshops, sound, retreats and music. She also works with the Crystal Castle, and will be facilititating a session... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 10:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

10:00 AEST

The Path of Heart
"An inner dance of self connection and soul referencing in movement; a guiding to the tender places of how we can love and be love.
Join this practice of meeting the self and one another in our singular and shared vulnerability. How do we meet being on the journey of tending our selves? How does this extend to those i meet in the everyday dance of life?
With playful transformative energy and release, and soft soulful engagements this is a dance of meeting our hearts."

Speakers
avatar for Jo Cobbett

Jo Cobbett

5Rhythms
Through her passion for embodied movement Jo Cobbett has been offering weekly classes and workshops since 1994 in Los Angeles and around the world. Jo has trained in 5Rhythms®; Waves & Heartbeat maps, and in Open Floor™, Soul Motion™, Continuum Montage™ among other embodied... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

10:00 AEST

'HO'OPONOPONO Forgiving, Forgetting & Remembering '
"
Ho'oponopono
A Traditonal Way of Making Things Right

We forgave and were forgiven, thrashing out every grudge, peeve or sentiment among us. In this way, we became a very closely bound family unit.
Pukui

Literal translation:
Ho'o- to do or to make something happen.
Pono- Right or Rightiousness
Ponopono- to repeat a word in Hawaiian gives the root word a deeper significance.
In this instance, very right.
Thus the word Ho'oponopono literally means 'to make very right'.

The Bowl of Light a Traditonal Story
When we are born into this realm of existence, we are born with a perfect bowl of light. This light allows us to do all things in this universe. Fly with the birds, swim with the fish, speak to the wind and the trees. As we grow and experience life we have a tendency as human beings of picking stones 'pohaku'. Every time we pick up a stone and place into our bowl our light will dim, because light and stone cannot hold the same space. When we come to a place that there are many stones in our bowl, our light will no longer shines, and we are selfs, become stone. It is also foretold, at this time, that if we should tire of carrying these stones in our bowl, we must turn 'huli' our bowl upside down and dump the stones out. This allows our light to shine brightly once again.

This Traditonal story captures the essence of Ho'oponopono. As a process, practitioners of Ho'oponopono understand that for true healing to take place, all of the stones 'limiting constructs' of our experiences must be removed. Ho'oponopono includes the use of prayer, discussion, confession, repentance, mutual restitution and forgiveness.(1986 revised Hawaiian Dictionary)

From a traditional perspective a movement through forgiving, forgetting and remembering was observed through Ho'oponopono. It is understood that in order to truly forgive one must also forget so we are able to remember a state of health and well being prior to the inhibiting or conflicting experience.

Ho'oponopono provides people with a means of returning to whole-ness. An alignment also a state of 'rightness' with ones self, family, society, a higher power(s), and therefore our universe. "

Speakers
avatar for Kawika Foster

Kawika Foster

Kawika Foster is a traditional practitioner of Hawaiian culture and traditions. He was accepted as a student of Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki in 2007. Since his acceptance Kawika learned the cultural practices of his Hawaiian heritage. He learned in a traditional manner. Once initiated into... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

10:00 AEST

Connecting to Country
TBA

Speakers
avatar for Jarmbi Githabul

Jarmbi Githabul

Jarmbi Githabul - Re-Connecting to Country Local culture keeper, Jarmbi Githbul offers this workshop as a guided meditation with a ceremonial intention. We are invited to deepen our connection to country and the ancestral energies within this place, for the healing of ourselves and... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Scout Hall Earth

10:00 AEST

Music of the Mystics
Tahir Qawwal teaches a workshop about the sacred art of Raaga singing - the system of music that is the basis for all Eastern music including Sufi devotional music from Pakistan and India.
Explore techniques to open your voice and express from the heart. These techniques are useful to all levels of singers, including beginners.
Tahir is a teacher of Indian Classical music and performs Sufi Qawwali music internationally. He is committed to honoring the traditions of Eastern music.

Artists
avatar for Tahir Qawwal

Tahir Qawwal

Tahir Qawwal has learnt from the grand masters of sufi qawwali music in Pakistan and from his guru of Indian Classical music in Benares, India. He offers a rare & sacred musical transmission that all can savor. An accomplished vocalist and harmonium player, he is known for his passionate... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Heartspace

10:00 AEST

Sound Shower
Come bathe in pure sounds that will take you on a deeply transformational journey The Soundshower combines chimes, tibetan bowls, flutes and vocal harmonics. During a session you will be invited to lie down and immerse in vibrations created by these special instruments. Throughout the “Shower” different instruments are carried around the room and sometimes placed physically on the body. Flutes and voice are used to create a magical musical journey and overtones charge the brain and energize the body. The aluminum chimes which are at the centre of the Soundshower are tuned to the earth year tone. This tone is the sound created by the earth’s movement around the Sun. The 32nd octave of this movement is C# at 136.1 hertz. This Tone is intimately tied with the year’s cycles and season changes .In India’s ancient tradition this note is considered as the universal sound (Aum) and is the preferred note to tune their instruments and meditate to. Music played by instruments tuned to the earth year frequency naturally slows down brainwave activity and heart rate and induces a deep meditative state. Being exposed to these healing frequencies enhances a physical, mental and emotional calibration to the human body and energy field . Pure frequencies shift and release stagnant energy and tension accumulated in the body .The Soundshower re-aligns and harmonizes body/mind and is a very relaxing and refreshing experience. It releases stress and anxiety increasing focus clarity and insight. 

Speakers
avatar for Avishai Barnatan

Avishai Barnatan

Avishai Barnatan is a multi instrumentalist, producer and sound therapist. He was initially inspired to play music during his extensive travels, where he experienced the power of music as a universal language and the immediate way it created unity and opened hearts everywhere he went... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

10:00 AEST

Tigress Yoga
Although yoga is beneficial for everyone, it was not intended for woman's body and the female experience. If you want to know more about why Tigress Yoga is specifically designed for women, this is for you. And if you would you like an introduction to this unique womanly yoga style, this class is also for you. It will be part presentation and part experiential practise with the Founder of this unique womanly yoga. Sacred female vitality is the essence of Tigress Yoga. It’s founded in female taoist wisdom, ecstatic tantric sexuality, pleasure anatomy, women’s mysteries, chi theory, psychobiology & shamanic ritual – though basically it’s ancient wisdom for modern turned-on women. Tigress Yoga was designed specifically for woman’s body and your female experience. Our students are uncovering their soul gifts, awakening their erotic field, discovering ecstatic sexuality, pain-free menstruation, empowered natural home birth, transmuting trauma, listening to their instincts & more.

Speakers
avatar for Devashi Shakti

Devashi Shakti

Dévashi Shakti is the Creatress of Tigress Yoga & is a leader in mystical feminine teachings. For more than 15 years she has been a guide for personal transformation, with extensive experience in Eastern & Western approaches to holistic sexuality. In 2016 she is training more Instructors... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Byron Community College

10:00 AEST

Radical Rockin’ Entrance into the art of Radiance
Daniel Aaron’s signature vinyasa combines challenging asana, flow, spiritual wisdom, humor and meditation, themed upon the essential elements of becoming Radiantly Alive. Students will leave the class filled with pride, presence and newly honed skills to rock their asana and life to a whole new level.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Aaron

Daniel Aaron

For the last 30 years, Daniel has worked and trained with teachers, therapists, and gurus, and most recently—with world experts in coaching methodology called Strategic Intervention. Daniel is enthralled to consolidate and focus his explorations and learnings into a fulfilling... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Anglican

10:00 AEST

The Pleasures of Partner Yoga
Come with a partner or a friend to connect in new and fun ways, stretch farther than usual with their help, balance in ways you could not by yourself, breathe deeply together and immerse yourselves in tranquility while you gaze into each other eyes. Come to touch and be touched, and to stretch your yoga pleasure!

Speakers
avatar for Angel & Gopala - Rainbow Yoga

Angel & Gopala - Rainbow Yoga

Angel & Gopala - Rainbow Yoga
Angel & Gopala, the creators of Rainbow Yoga, have been connecting people through yoga for over 24 years now. Their unique style of interactive social yoga has won the hearts of thousands of people all around the world. Angel & Gopala have trained over 20,000 yoga teachers through... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Living Yoga Sangha 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW

10:00 AEST

Unlocking the Shoulders, Neck and Upper back
Do you walk around with tight shoulders, a stiff neck and/or a sore upper back? This workshop will teach you how to create freedom and strength in your shoulders, neck and upper back. By using a focused breath and specific Forrest Yoga poses, you will safely learn to unlock these habitual tension spots by strengthening and lengthening the muscles around these joints to create space and ease of movement. Bringing intelligence to these areas will help you walk through life with grace, freedom and a greater sense of spaciousness. A must for desk jockeys, athletes and anyone who walks through life with habitual tension in these areas i.e.: EVERYONE! bring a strap and a block with their mat.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Mazabow and Vanessa Forbes

Steve Mazabow and Vanessa Forbes

Vanessa ForbesVanessa’s voice has the ability to lull you into a serene state resembling melting into love and drifting through blue skies.   As you listen to her sound you will find your heart opening and your body softening. Her music has traveled worldwide with yoga schools... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Yoga Peace

10:00 AEST

UPLIFT your Health
A dynamic panel discussing the key elements to health with Dr. Oscar Serralach, Prof. Mark Cohen, Annalee Atia, Mira Stannard

Speakers
avatar for Annalee Atia

Annalee Atia

Annalee is a certified Integrative Nutrition Health & Wellness Coach, speaker, writer & above all a Loving Mother.Annalee is the founder of Clear Intentions Health, a Health Coach practice operating both locally & globally, out of the beautiful small town of Mullumbimby, Northern... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Marc Cohen

Dr. Marc Cohen

RMIT
Professor Marc Cohen is on a mission to realise worldwide wellness, bathe the world, and help people tame their toxic load so they can live long, happy and healthy lives. As one of Australia’s pioneers of integrative and holistic medicine Marc has been at the forefront of the wellness... Read More →
CR

Chip Richards

Chip Richards is an internationally published author, speaker and coach. A pioneer of human possibility with an insatiable passion for igniting the creative gifts and path of true purpose in others.Formerly ranked #1 in the US for Freestyle Skiing, Chip’s Olympic dream took an unexpected... Read More →
avatar for Dr Oscar Serrallach

Dr Oscar Serrallach

Dr Oscar Serrallach enjoys being at the cutting edge of wellness medicine. Oscar did his medical training in New Zealand, graduating in 1996 and has been practising medicine in Australia for over 15 years. Previously, Oscar has worked in diverse areas such as Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry... Read More →
avatar for Mira Stannard

Mira Stannard

Mira Stannard is a pioneer in home and water births and a passionate believer in the influence of a gentle birth and positive parenting on the wellbeing of families and society as a whole. Together with her partner and soulmate, Tansen, she established the Birth and Beyond movement... Read More →
avatar for Dr Mithu Storoni

Dr Mithu Storoni

I am intrigued by the wiring we all carry inside our heads and have spent much of my working life trying to understand its secrets. The journey from first playing with aspects of the wiring in a lab to then researching and treating patients with neurological illness, has given me... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:00 - 12:00 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

10:30 AEST

Yoga Dance with Premala
Premala Devi's yoga dance draws upon her depth of experience working with dance, voice, sound, music, yoga, and other intuitive modalities, and will support you to enter the silence in the space within the dance.
Premala Devi is a very wise elder with high knowledge of Sufi dance-in-motion and sound vibration, which calms the stress in our lives, and brings silence to your busy mind. 

Speakers
avatar for Premala Devi

Premala Devi

After her departure from an international dance career, Premala taught yoga and dance for many years. Since 1980, she has successfully run her own health retreat and has facilitated the journey for many individuals seeking her special blend of sanctuary and spiritual guidance. Premala's... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 10:30 - 11:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

11:15 AEST

Essie Thomas Ensemble

A powerful Singer-Songstress bending the bounds of the Folk music Soundscape, Essie Thomas captures audience from all walks of life. 

Mixing soulful vocals, a roots/blues twist with a hint of bohemian gypsy groove, Essie Thomas comes to you backed by the Amazing Mr Tom Kelly on Bass (Skankstarz, Fyah Walk and Katia Demeester), Anasstasijah Scales on Drums (The Lucky Wonders, Agonaughts and Nastaij) Dani Doo Butterfly on Flute (Sea Gypsies, Skankstarz and Top Hat Tapestry) and backed Vocally by the always incredible Rosie Mischief.  Essie and Band are a multi-genre explosion of both toe tapping and thought provoking songs to take viewers on a soulful journey of Awesome.

Essie presents an emotional yet captivating performance for all viewers.  In the recent years Essie has seen great success with the release of her first studio album 'Pushing for Change', touring and appearing at many of Australia's favorite festivals along the east coast, Essie has built a strong foundation.  However, life is never too busy for Essie to put her hand to paper and produce some of her most accomplished pieces to present to you her second and most exciting studio album to date 'Hearts on The Table'


Speakers
avatar for Essie Thomas

Essie Thomas

A powerful Singer-Songstress bending the bounds of the Folk music Soundscape, Essie Thomas captures audience from all walks of life. Mixing soulful vocals, a roots/blues twist with a hint of bohemian gypsy groove, Essie Thomas comes to you backed by the Amazing Mr Tom Kelly on Bass... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 11:15 - 11:45 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

12:00 AEST

Mapstone
Artists
avatar for Mapstone

Mapstone

Roots Reggae Folk
MAPSTONE music brings together ancient traditions with modern music in a symbiotic merging of sound and ceremony, honouring all who have been, all who are and all who are yet to come. "Mapstone have quickly emerged onto the roots music scenes in Australia, Canada and Bali. Together... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 12:00 - 13:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

13:00 AEST

Panel: Reconciliation, Healing and Cultural Sharing
How to walk on country and with each other with respect, how to treat traditional cultural knowledge shared appropriately and how to heal the trauma that lives on in all of us from the stories of our ancestors. How to reconcile cultures that still seem oceans apart but live side by side. These are some of the topics we will be asking our panel of heart felt cultural ambassadors from across the globe. 

Speakers
avatar for Ly De Angeles

Ly De Angeles

Ly de Angeles is an internationally recognised author winning awards for both her visionary fiction and short film. A scholar, initiate and mystic she has a varied and highly successful background producing and directing stage and street theatre and conducts private consultations... Read More →
avatar for Eshua Bolton

Eshua Bolton

Didgeridoo Sound Healing Sessions
Eshua Bolton is a multi platform performer, M.C. Didgeridoo Sound Healer, Cultural Advisor/Liaison, public speaker, dancer, actor and fronts his own Tribal Fusion dance band Future Elders.Eshua Bolton an Indigenous Australian Murruwarri Man, for the past 25 years has been engaging... Read More →
avatar for Kawika Foster

Kawika Foster

Kawika Foster is a traditional practitioner of Hawaiian culture and traditions. He was accepted as a student of Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki in 2007. Since his acceptance Kawika learned the cultural practices of his Hawaiian heritage. He learned in a traditional manner. Once initiated into... Read More →
avatar for Jarmbi Githabul

Jarmbi Githabul

Jarmbi Githabul - Re-Connecting to Country Local culture keeper, Jarmbi Githbul offers this workshop as a guided meditation with a ceremonial intention. We are invited to deepen our connection to country and the ancestral energies within this place, for the healing of ourselves and... Read More →
avatar for Matiu Te Huki

Matiu Te Huki

Matiu "The Hook" Te Huki is known for his amazing vocal skills and energy, his ability to powerfully connect with, hold and lift a crowd whilst either fronting a band, or as a solo artist. Matiu intuitively nurtures a deep connection with his audience creating the energy that opens... Read More →
avatar for Techa

Techa

Techa Beau is a performing artist, activist, event organiser and general creator of awesome. Founder of arts and cultural organisation Kulchajam, she thrives on new ideas and things that don't exist yet. You can find her at spirit festival MCing the Gaia Spirit Stage and sharing her... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

13:00 AEST

Dakini Ecstatic Dance Workshop
Speakers
avatar for Becca Dakini

Becca Dakini

Dakini ~ Intentional & Ecstatic Dance Dj / Facilitator / Therapist   Global weaver of sonic tapestries & facilitator of sacred dance journeys & events since the year 2000...Dakini's intention is to bring the divine back to the dance floor. She is the founder of Ecstatic Dance Retreat... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

13:00 AEST

The Art of relating in the age of transformation
"When the promise ""til death do us part"" has definitely died
& we are legally free in relationship to be -- and not to be ---

How do we navigate the open seas of intimate relating
And live in compassion & integrity with our family, friends & community

What is the way home ?

An inquiry in love "

Speakers
avatar for Maha Lakshmi

Maha Lakshmi

Maha Laksmi - Insighful Elder Insight counsellor, doula, teacher, speaker, astrologer, poet, crone, founder of community schools, meditation programs and hosting satsang retreats celebrations , Maha’s life work is dedicated to facilitating the revelation of the peace in the core... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Heartspace

13:00 AEST

Soul Vibing Sound Healing
This workshop is steeped in ancient wisdom and delivered through innovative processes designed to connect people to the authentic truth of who they are and what their true purpose in life is. Matt believes that within each and every one of us is a unique inspired voice seeking to be heard. His work empowers the inner voice to express authentically, connect more genuinely and love more openly. Using the wisdom of spiritual psychology, meditation, ancient cultures, intuition, and breathwork with the live sound immersion of the didgeridoo, gongs, crystal bowls, Tibetan bells, mantra, and chanting in a powerful experience called Soul Vibing. You are guided on a transformational journey to release stress, quiet the mind, release limiting beliefs, inspire change, heal addictions, encourage self-expression, open the heart, and experience the expanded nature of yourself like never before.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Omo

Matt Omo

Founder, The Gong Guru
With an open heart, and a beautiful soul, Matt Omo, aka The Gong Guru, is master sound healer, visionary, and spiritual leader of the sound healing movement with over 15 years experience working with a variety of techniques. These processes are steeped in ancient wisdom and delivered... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

13:00 AEST

Ultra Spiritual Q&A with His Enlightenedness JP
Come with a playful state of mind and have your third eye opened wide as Ultra Spiritual JP steps out from the YouTube video screen onto the live stage to force feed enlightenment to you.  His Enlightenedness will answer your perplexingly pressing spiritual questions and life riddles so you can achieve higher states of spiritual superiority like never before.  An ability to not take yourself too seriously is a pre-requisite for this workshop (otherwise it’ll be hazardous to your health)!  Following the enlightened amusement, Ultra Spiritual JP Sears will ascend into the higher realms leaving regular JP Sears behind for the second half of this workshop to engage in a genuine, heartfelt question and answer discussion about the challenges and mysteries that are on your mind, heart and soul.   

Speakers
avatar for JP Sears

JP Sears

JP Sears is an emotional healing coach, international teacher, world traveler, and curious student of life. His work empowers people to live more meaningful lives. JP presents classes, workshops, online seminars, and leads retreats at numerous locations around the world on inner... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Anglican

13:00 AEST

Cosmic Connections
In this energetic workshop we will elevate the vibratory frequency of the Heart Chakra & open up to positive cosmic energies. Release lower heavy programs of the mind, take in & absorb HIGH VIBRATIONS.
Dwell in gratitude & be ready to attract opportunities in alignment with your Hearts Divine intelligence.

Kundalini Yoga, also known as the Yoga of Awareness, is an ancient scientific technology for happiness. When practicing Kundalini Yoga, your inner power is awakened empowering you with awareness beyond the ordinary. Kundalini Yoga classes are a beautiful blend of dynamic postures & movement, mantra & chanting, music, rhythm, mudra, pranayam & meditation which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing & elevation. Kundalini incorporates all eight limbs of Yoga. Every Kundalini session includes Kriyas Yoga Exercise sets in which every movement is scientifically originated, organised & projected. Through regular practice you will develop a healthy, strong, flexible, toned body, calm focused meditative mind, heighten creativity, vitality & intuition. This practice works fast & you will experience a shift from your first session. HarJiwan's workshops are powerful, transforming, energetic, challenging, uplifting, empowering & deeply healing. Open to all levels. All Welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Harjiwan

Harjiwan

Hajiwan Yoga
HarJiwan, Founder of HarJiwan Yoga & Creator of the 'WOW™ Vortex' for Women, is a Pioneer, Spiritual Teacher, Healer, Pilates Trainer, Mentor, Mother & Role Model of the massive shift in consciousness that is happening on this planet.HarJiwan studied directly at the feet of the... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Living Yoga Sangha 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW

13:00 AEST

E-motion Yoga
E-motion Yoga is a synthesis of yoga, dynamic breathwork and organic body tremors (based on Dr David Berceli’s Neurogenic Tremor Exercises) that allows the release of trapped and blocked emotions and trauma that may be stored in the electrical systems of our body causing physical and emotional health conditions and preventing us from feeling our deepest form of love. Join Dr Johnathon Dao (creator of E-motion Yoga) and Emma Grant (teacher of E-motion Yoga) in this unique and potentially transformational yoga class experience as you allow your body to shake or tremor, laugh, cry and more.

Speakers
avatar for Johnathon Dao

Johnathon Dao

Founder, E-motion Yoga
Dr Johnathon Dao MD(AM) is the founder of E-motion Yoga, and has been teaching Yoga & Qigong for over 2 decades with an emphasis on emotional healing . While during a 10 year permanent stint in India studying Ayurveda, Yoga and other Sacred healing arts he stumbled across an ancient... Read More →
avatar for Emma Grant

Emma Grant

Emma Grant - Red Tent Yoga Emma Grant founder of Red Tent Yoga has trained with luminaries including Swami Satchidananda, Pattahbi Jois of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and Desikachar, son of Krishnamacharya. Red Tent Yoga is a sacred space for people to come together for yoga, healing and... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

13:00 AEST

Fluidity with totality
Using the two anchor points of Zenthai flow practice ..fluidity and totality you will be guided along a therapeutic movement based sequences asking you to listen to a deeper inner guidance and unwind the fixations we have within our minds and body.

Speakers
avatar for Gwyn Williams

Gwyn Williams

Founder, Zen Thai Shiatsu
Gwyn began his journey into the healing arts as an eager martial arts student in his mid teens. Following this passion of life force energy led him to slowly swap roles from fighter to a healer slowly but surely. Fifteen years later ,Zen shiatsu and oriental medicine appeared in his... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Krisna Lane

Krisna Lane

I grew playing the sax but fell in love with the bamboo flute on my first trip to India in 1997,a trip that changed my life forever. I played with OKA for about 12 years from 2001-2013, we travelled the globe and recorded 6 albums together - an amazing time of journeying and discovery... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

13:00 AEST

Slow is the New Strong

In a world of fast-paced everything, even our yoga practice can end up reflecting our addiction to busyness, and the fact that we’re often stuck in fast-forward:  doing too much, racing through tasks just to tick them off the to-do list, and forgetting to enjoy the journey

This yoga practice is like putting on the mental brakes and shifting into a slower gear, so that we can savour each and every moment from beginning to end.  Practicing “slow” yoga is not just about the pace with which we move – it’s a question of purpose. It takes the emphasis off “doing” and puts it more on “being”.  We’ll focus less on the poses and more on the in between moments, and in that space, cultivate strength, compassion and inner balance.   You’ll experience the ability to be dynamic, yet grounded; present and alert, yet filled with ease and lightness.   All levels welcome, but some yoga experience recommended.


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Walsh

Nicole Walsh

Nicole has been teaching yoga for over twelve years and offers a progressive approach to Vinyasa Flow Yoga. Her transformational classes are a dynamic combination of breath-inspired movement and creative, yet balanced and intelligent sequencing and a healthy sense of authenticity... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Yoga Peace

13:00 AEST

Yoga & Social Change Workshop
Are you ready to make a difference in the world? Are you ready to SHINE? To walk your dharma? And not be burnt- out, tired, stressed or fatigued?

Or if you are already a change maker, are you looking to be more sustainable through the practice and philosophy of yoga?

Learn how to draw from the gifts of yoga to create sustainable social action and change in the world, and to be a fully ENGAGED Yogi in the world!

Through this talk, group discussion, meditation, asana practice, be inspired and learn how to draw from the gifts of yoga to create sustainable social action and change in the world!

Speakers
avatar for Atira Tan

Atira Tan

Atira Tan is the Founder and Executive Director of The Art2Healing Project, a non - for profit organisation assisting sex trafficked women and children globally. Over 11 years, she has set up many yoga, art therapy, women’s health and trauma informed programs, from the refugee camps... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Byron Community College

13:00 AEST

Simple Bliss - A Journey Through the Breath (3 Hr Class 1-4pm)
Connect with the exquisite intricacy of your body in this beautifully guided and informative journey into sensation and embodiment, as you breathe and move your way to greater awareness.

Embrace the opportunity to dive deeply into your own experience of your body, learning more about yourself and how the anatomical structures of breath work together. When this system functions optimally, you not only live well, but ecstatically.

The first part of the workshop breathes you into your breath anatomy. From this foundation, the second half flows into an ecstatic breath ritual where we experience the depth of connection of human beings engaging in intentional practice in rhythm with each other.

This is a clothed workshop. Please bring a sarong to lie on.

Speakers
avatar for Deej & Uma

Deej & Uma

Deej and Uma are leading somatic sex educators. Focusing on empowering people of all genders, sexualities, and backgrounds to lead more embodied erotic lives, their work is highly experiential, and delivered with safety, heart, and integrity. Based in Brisbane, they run their programs... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 13:00 - 16:00 AEST
Scout Hall Earth

14:00 AEST

Jennifer Williams
Be wooed by the deep souled voice and heart of Jennifer Williams, one of the gems of talent of the Original Peoples of the region. She has performed in Australian's Indigenous Opera Company and writes and performs her own original compositions.

Saturday April 16, 2016 14:00 - 14:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

14:30 AEST

Vastra Dhauti Kriya Demonstration
Nick & Radha Bradley from Akhanda Yoga Australia,  will present a demo by Nick doing the Vastra Dhauti kriya, as they have done in previous years at Spirit fest: https://youtu.be/GBZQT4kJC2s

Nick Bradley is also one of the few practitioners in the west to regularly perform Vastra Dhauti - the swallowing of 21 feet of cloth, as a Kriya to purge the stomach. He has demonstrated this at Evolve, Mind/Body/Spirit festival and of course, Spirit Festival before .
It is accompanied by a small talk about why you would want to do this and how it works on many different levels, using his Osteopathic knowledge as well as his Yoga teachings.


Speakers
avatar for Nick 'SadaShiv' Bradley and Radha Rani

Nick 'SadaShiv' Bradley and Radha Rani

Co Founders, Akhanda Yoga Australia
About Nick 'SadaShiv' Bradley: 'SadaShiv means "always welbeing", Shiva being the powerful deity who is the god of destruction. Destruction needs to occur so that rebirth can take place. Nick is a co-founder of Shiva Shakti Yoga. He is now the primary teacher for the 200 hr... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 14:30 - 15:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

15:00 AEST

Byron Spirit VOX POP
Join MC Techa Beau who will be hosting a VOX POP session. Expect the unexpected. It could be you on stage. We all have a entire world to share. 

Artists
avatar for Techa

Techa

Techa Beau is a performing artist, activist, event organiser and general creator of awesome. Founder of arts and cultural organisation Kulchajam, she thrives on new ideas and things that don't exist yet. You can find her at spirit festival MCing the Gaia Spirit Stage and sharing her... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 15:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

15:00 AEST

YOGARHYTHMS (THE FIRE TALA)

Ignite your radiance, brilliance and allow your joy to expand with the 'Fire Tala'. A class designed to build the inner-fire by activating Manipura to find clarity, courage, intensity, ability to transform. Join Shian Love and R.I.A for an energising yoga-dance experience using responsive choreography, deep-tribal rhythms, and big bass lines to unleash your inner wild child.


Speakers
avatar for RIA

RIA

DJ + YOGA, RIA
An established working DJ rising 15 years, and many years behind the scenes as a music industry professional, RIA knows music! Kiwi born and bred, and currently enjoying a 2016 Australian Winter, it was the choice to pursue a career in Yoga as a teacher which changed everything... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

15:00 AEST

Celtic Mysticism and Spirituality
Celtic Mysticism and Spirituality – Indigenous Bloodline of Ancient Britain
THE PROGRAM

We begin by acknowledging the Arakwal People of the Bunjalung Nation and their right to sovereignty and we thank them for allowing us a presence in their country.
Ly is joined by local musician, and long-time colleague in the ways of magic, Matt Connolly. Matt brings the music of the people, part of the colours of Celt.
Ly will begin by explaining what it is like to be lost. To not have a family history. To study that of others and to come to settle on one particular branch of the universal tree of life only to discover, decades later, that it is the tap root of her own personal family tree (de Angeles was sold by the Catholic Church for £300 just after her birth and adopted by strangers).
Images of ancient sites will orient you with the power and majesty of your ancestors.
We discuss crop circles being the earth’s voice to which our ancestors listened and built the henges, sídhe mounds and long barrows. Species non-differentiation and walking softly with life.
Mysticism and not religion. Non-anthropomorphic understanding of spirit of place (genus loci) and being one’s ancestors.
You will voyage Imramma (a guided visualization). Not peaceful, but honest. De Angeles will pull you into the heart of Priteni, allow you to meet, invite you to feel the violation, the battles, know from whom you are descended. Who you are still.
You will be returned to the circle of the present day by the pounding of hooves across the moors of time, by the power of the bodhràn. You will be provided with the instruments to decorate yourselves with whatever blue ink designs represent the experience for you. This is up to each person and is not a requirement. The ink is not permanent. If this is not your culture we invite you to experience the understanding.
The knowledge of the protection of stone guardians will be explained, a demonstration given so you can create one or more, inviting spirits of the land to reside with you at your home.
The lore of asking agreement of species and life, of freely given, the cycles and seasons of the blue people of the necessity of clan and family, not always of blood.
Discuss genealogy and DNA testing if we have time.



Speakers
avatar for Ly De Angeles

Ly De Angeles

Ly de Angeles is an internationally recognised author winning awards for both her visionary fiction and short film. A scholar, initiate and mystic she has a varied and highly successful background producing and directing stage and street theatre and conducts private consultations... Read More →



Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Byron Community College

15:00 AEST

The Yerba Mate Ritual
"A sharing experience
More than a drink, yerba mate is an ancient ceremony. Indigenous legend tells that the moon goddess bestowed this herb on the human race as a means to unite all tribes. Today it has become an important part of everyday life in South America. Mate is the traditional way to start a meeting and a welcome pause during hard work. It has provided extra strength and clarity to people for centuries.
Sharing in the mate round is an exercise in attention and a meditation on being present in the moment.
Join us to share in the ritual and uplift your spirit.
"

Speakers

Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Heartspace

15:00 AEST

Kirtan - Mantra Alchemy
A presentation of the benefits of call and response Mantra chanting. A process that has been practiced for milleniums throughout the World bringing community together in Unity and Diversity. "Man" means "mind" and "tra" means "to give bliss". Great masters claim the benefits of chanting these power words together in groups has immense benefit to ones soul, each other and even the whole world. 

Learn about Deities behind the Mantras, the effects "Kirtan" has in developing un-conditional love and personal practice of Mantra meditation.

Speakers
avatar for Vijay Krsna

Vijay Krsna

Vijay was initiated into Bhakti-Yoga at the young age of 12. The very first order from his beloved Guru was to “always be engaged in Kirtan”. From that time on he has been traveling the world with various spiritual teachers learning the depth of this art and developing great expertise... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Anglican

15:00 AEST

Sounds of Divine Union
Sounds of Divine Union is an experiential journey into sound vibration and the voice as untapped unifying forces; bringing you into a deeper
connection with the body and senses (self), with family, community, partners (the Beloved) and with a more intimate experience of the Self (the Divine).  Through movement, body awareness, energy exercises, with sacred instruments and vocal play, Alissa and Shervin create a safe and sacred space for igniting the heart vibration for divine union.

Shervin Boloorian and Alissa Nathaniel’s signature masculine and feminine styles blend with Shervin's rich background in healing sound vibration, sacred instruments, ancient music traditions and Alissa’s experience in jazz/latin singing, yoga, kirtan, meditation and vedic Indian practices.

Speakers
avatar for Shervin Boloorian

Shervin Boloorian

About Shervin Boloorian A lifelong vocalist and music composer, Shervin is Founder of SoundHealingBali.com, CoFounder of the Bali Sound Healers Collective, and serves as a certified sound therapist and graduate of Fabien Maman's Tama-Do "Way of the Soul" Academy (started in 1988... Read More →
avatar for Alissa Nathaniel

Alissa Nathaniel

Kirtan Jazz Fusion
As a singer/songwriter Alissa uniquely blends her love of devotional singing with evocative, soulful jazzy tones. Her rich history in jazz/latin, acupuncture and yoga has inspired her life’s passion of exploring and understanding the energy pathways and frequencies that initiate... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

15:00 AEST

Living Love Workshop
Intimate Communion - the dynamic interplay of masculine and feminine sexual essence. Inspired by David Deida.

Facilitated by Cynthia Connop, founder of Living Love and international trainer & co-facilitator and men’s coach, Ernst Dams.

This workshop will offer you skillful ways to explore attraction, freedom and love, enliven your relationships, or attract a new one.

Through experiential exercises, movement, touch, sharing and the yoga of deep love you will:

• Experience the ah ha! of your unique essence
• Deepen your confidence and pleasure in the masculine/feminine interplay
• Enjoy his desire for freedom and purpose and her desire for love and surrender, rather than blame or confusion
• Experience enlightened, safe sexual play
• Open to authentic vulnerable sharing from the hearts of men and women.
You will also learn about:
 The radical evolution of masculine and feminine essence within a neutralised society – and how we are evolving into the next stage of love.
 The language of masculine and feminine – how to become fluent in both and have fabulous communication.
 The freefall into love – why we hold back and how to trust fully in intimacy and life purpose.
 The alignment of purpose and passion.
 The feminine spiritual path, its unique beauty and why its not the same as the masculine!


This is a great event for those in a committed relationship, or those who are open to attracting the right person into their life. Or for anyone wanting to learn and grow in love and freedom. Clear guidelines are held in this workshop.
……………………..

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Conop/Ernst Dams

Cynthia Conop/Ernst Dams

Living Love
Cynthia Connop is an international trainer, relationship consultant and the founder of the Living Love programs. She is also a documentary filmmaker with international broadcast credits, including the feature documentary ‘Sacred Sex’, the film ’Secrets of Sacred Sex’, the... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

15:00 AEST

Supercharge & chill with essential Pranayamas !
Sensitive yet powerful pranayamas to explore in one's lifetime ...
...+ short Satsang discourse ...

Speakers
avatar for Clive Sheridan

Clive Sheridan

Yoga Pranayama
Exploring the delights of "opening the heart & clearing the mind" thru the subtle Shakti power of classical Yoga since the late '60's ... India my "heart home" ... Clive has been practicing Hatha Yoga since the late '60's & started teaching by the late '70's. After years wandering... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

15:00 AEST

Workshop: Explore arm-balances and handstand, fun for all levels
In this rewarding workshop you will progress from basic arm balances to experimenting with handstand. John will design the dynamic sequence to warm up the major muscles, build strength in the arms, shoulders and core and to then to move through preparations and on to arm balances and handstand. A key focus will be to activate the bandhas, the energy locks that enable us to safely and more easily move into balances and inversions. Participants will explore their potential and learn techniques to progress with confidence. Variations and modifications will be given for different levels and this sequence will encourage students to build strength and stamina of body, mind and spirit. You’ll be challenged to experiment, with an attitude of fun and joy! The sequence culminates in using restorative inversions to calm both the spine and the central nervous system.

Speakers
avatar for John Ogilvie

John Ogilvie

John Ogilvie is one of Australia’s most respected and experienced teachers and founder of Byron Yoga Centre. John has been practicing yoga for more than 30 years and teaching for over 28. John developed his signature style of yoga, Purna Yoga after 20 years of disciplined training... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Living Yoga Sangha 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW

15:30 AEST

Trauma Informed First Light: Sanctuaries for spiritual emergence
First Light is a locally led movement to create options beyond the medical model of mental health and illness . Through the sharing of their personal stories, they will explore the founding inspirations for the emergence of First Light Community Mental Health Peer Support, what it's aims are and what's on the horizon for Fight Light.
Miriam Latif is the Assistant Director of the First Light Festival Sanctuary - she is an advocate of creating spaces that support and honour all aspects of human experience - especially the challenging ones.
Miriam in particular will talk about their work creating sanctuaries for  those facing extreme states within festival culture 

Saturday April 16, 2016 15:30 - 16:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

16:15 AEST

Lulu and Mischka
Lulu & Mischka, 2 souls devoted to supporting the awakening of humanity through music and stillness.  The Australia based international couple comes to share their message and soulful songs with you to sing as one.
Ancient mantras meet english lyrics, modern melodies fuse with magical harmonies, enriched by Lulu’s lush vocals. This couple offers a chance to join their radiant journey into the powerful practice of chanting. They believe that coming together in the magical energy of  joyful heart songs brings us closer to each other, further away from separation and deeper into Truth... leaving you with peace of mind and filled with inner Joy. Blissful, ecstatic & meditative.... Hearts wide open

L&M travel the world gathering traditional prayers to share them in their own unique way; as reflected on the 2013 - debut album 'Stillness in motion'
2013 & 14 has seen them tour throughout Europe, Asia and Australia, holding Chant Concerts and preforming at Festivals, Retreats and Health Resorts.

Mischka's humble guidance creates a supported space reminding us of our inner light. 
Lulu's enchanting voice purifies listeners as well as inspires and invites them to playfully explore their own true sound.

Artists
avatar for Lulu and Mishka

Lulu and Mishka

Lulu & Mischka, 2 souls devoted to supporting the awakening of humanity through music and stillness. The Australia based international couple comes to share their message and soulful songs with you to sing as one. Ancient mantras meet english lyrics, modern melodies fuse with... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 16:15 - 17:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

18:00 AEST

Saturday Night Concert - Awakening Ancestral Seeds

Eljah Ray

A prodigious composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist, Elijah Ray is known for his pioneering heart and transformational music that crosses a wide scope of genres...from funky, danceable tunes and soul-moving ballads, to sound healing and emotionally evocative soundtracks. His shining presence, gritty soul, and message of love invite the listener into an experience of what it is to be an awakening human. His spiritual messages of authenticity and the power of community have transformed audiences internationally, and many are calling his music the "soundtrack of the awakening." Both mystical and raw, Elijah’s charisma and musical prowess draws his audience into life’s nectar--spiritual, sexy, sweaty, gritty, and ecstatic. Elijah has single handedly crafted a full band sound on most of his "Band of Light" albums, playing most of the instruments and arranging many of the tracks himself. He has also mastered the art of solo touring--a troubadour with his guitar, vocal repertoire of percussion, horns, and bass, and a loop pedal, crafting everything from hip-hop to pop to soul.

Wild Marmalade

In a world where everything is arranged, ordered and pre-packaged Wild Marmalade deliver a true, spontaneous, unique and completely improvised didgeridoo fuelled dance journey. Pioneers of the didgeridoo and drum concept that is now a global movement, these Byron Shire locals take it to the next level for the Byron Spirit Festival 2016. This is the full yin and yang, black and white, outside and inside session. From the Wild Marmalade energetic dance set the evening will seamlessly dive into the depths of the Dream Drone Zone to give integration and closure from the day’s proceedings.  No guidance, No words, just resonant free-floating vibrations. Come and Let yourself go.

For the first time the band will be joined by South Indian Percussion specialist Tunji Beier (DVA, Cave in the Sky). Tunji is a master of textures, tones, speed and fluidity. He is an internationally acclaimed touring musician who resides on the Sunshine coast and will be coming down especially for this one-off moment together. Paul George, perhaps better known as ‘Black Rabbit George’ or as the guitarist of Tijuana Cartel, will be alongside the core duo of Matthew Goodwin and Si Mullumby for this Saturday’s event ~ Awakening Ancesetral Seeds.

A seamless cinematic multi-layered textural sound journey. 

Murray Kyle
From a musical journey with no beginning and no end comes the prophetic poetry of Murray Kyle, an established troubadour with over 15 years of performing straight from the heart to endearing audiences around the globe.The powerfully tender performances of this esteemed songwriter have established him in the Australian roots music scene and beyond, as a highly respected musician sowing his seeds of inspiration into this world.Murray’s fifth studio album, released in July 2015, is entitled Arrow To The Sun.Written, recorded and produced in the creative epicenter of Northern NSW, this album brings a mystical devotional sound, with chanting voices and positive roots vibes.
 

Welcome to the Dream Drone Zone
The Dream Drone Zone concludes the Saturday night with a powerful integration session. Participants are invited to lay on the floor and receive the long wavelengths of the didgeridoo tones throughout their bodies.  The Dream Drone® is a style of playing didgeridoo that encourages inner awareness and provides the time, space and place to integrate all the levels of what it is do be human into a singular connected sense of wholeness. This is a 30 minute on the floor session.

This event uses state-of -the–art Jon Worsley Hemp Didgeridoos, made right here in Mullumbimby. Unique cellulose fibre technology taking sound to new heights. 

***Please maintain your personal silence and avoid wearing synthetic clothes***

***Please switch of Mobile Phones before the session***

WARNINGS: These frequencies may change your life. Take time to come back before driving, remember to look after each other.




Artists
avatar for Elijah Ray

Elijah Ray

A prodigious composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, and recording artist, Elijah Ray is known for his pioneering heart and transformational music that crosses a wide scope of genres...from funky, danceable tunes and soul-moving ballads, to sound healing and emotionally evocative... Read More →
avatar for Murray Kyle

Murray Kyle

From a musical journey with no beginning and no end comes the prophetic poetry of Murray Kyle, an established troubadour with over 15 years of performing straight from the heart to endearing audiences around the globe. The powerfully tender performances of this esteemed songwriter... Read More →
avatar for Wild Marmalade

Wild Marmalade

Wild Marmalade are the world’s original high-energy didgeridoo dance band heralding from the small town Byron Bay, Australia. Fusing the ancient sounds of the didgeridoo with contemporary dance beats, their sound is a meeting of Si’s synth stylee didgeridoo drones with the explosive... Read More →


Saturday April 16, 2016 18:00 - 23:00 AEST
Mullum High 9 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby NSW 2482
 
Sunday, April 17
 

08:00 AEST

Living Your Vision
As an extension to her musical events, Mel has developed a series of workshops entitled ‘Art of Harmonium’ and ‘Living Your Vision.’ Through her own experiences, accumulated from the breakthroughs of launching her solo career, she assists others in recognising their true passions and their inherent ability to actualise these dreams. From learning to play a musical instrument, such as the harmonium, to creating artwork or penning your first novel, Mel shares with her audience all she has learned, practical and functional methods to help us attain our creative goals.

Speakers
avatar for Mel Dobra

Mel Dobra

Mel Dobra has delighted crowds internationally, playing such festivals of renown as the Woodford Folk Festival, Splendour in the Grass, the Eclipse Festival and the Bali Spirit Festival, as well as embarking upon an East Coast tour of her inaugural album, Sacred Tides. Mel’s musical... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 08:00 - 08:40 AEST
Heartspace

08:00 AEST

SOUL DANCE MOVEMENT
encompasses many elements of various dance practices to assist participants to explore the depth of finding new pathways to move & express both individually and as a group. Spontaneous, creative, dynamic and playful this session will bring you into a space of connection, alignment & creative freedom... Time to awaken your SOUL dancer...

 

Speakers
avatar for Peta Melanie O'Doherty

Peta Melanie O'Doherty

Artistic Director & Visionary of the recently opened Blue Lotus Dance Studio in Byron Bay, a large 200sq/m studio with sprung floors providing a diversity of Dance Classes, Workshops with local, national & international guests & an amazing new event space dedicated to Dance & Movement... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

08:00 AEST

Sacred Sonics - Cacao Ceremony with Jemma Gawned and Sound with Chris Mapstone

Sacred Sonics is the symbiosis of ceremony and sound. Culminating and combining the qualities and powers of Sacred Cacao Ceremony and Sound Journey.

The Sacred Sonic experience brings together Ancient traditions with modern music in a symbiotic merging of sound and ceremony, honouring all who have been, all who are and all who are yet to come. The combination is a powerful and transformative experience. Sacred Sonics pays deepest respects to ancient ritual while incorporating a modern approach, empowering the celebration of music and ceremony forward on a new path. Chris and Jemma truly believe in the power of co-creation and Sacred Sonics embodies this fully. Each individual who participates is as equally integral and equally honoured as the next and you are all most welcomed on this journey.

 


Speakers
avatar for Jemma Gawned

Jemma Gawned

Sacred Sonics is the pairing of beloveds Jemma Gawned and Christopher Mapstone; working in love, ceremony and bringing in transformative power via cacao ceremony and music.The path to Sacred Sonics has been a spiritual journey for both:Jemma’s love affair with cacao began in 2005... Read More →
avatar for Mapstone

Mapstone

Roots Reggae Folk
MAPSTONE music brings together ancient traditions with modern music in a symbiotic merging of sound and ceremony, honouring all who have been, all who are and all who are yet to come. "Mapstone have quickly emerged onto the roots music scenes in Australia, Canada and Bali. Together... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

08:00 AEST

Awaken Your Chakra Connection
This spirit filled vinyasa series will take you on a journey into the heart of your energetic body. Explore the deeper dimensions of yoga and open yourself up to greater consciousness, empowerment, and connection. Experience the energy of each chakra, learn techniques to connect, balance, clear stagnation and bring healing to your body and life. Cultivate a greater understanding of the radiant power that lives inside you and as you awaken your chakra connection through asana, mantra, contemplation and meditation.

Speakers
avatar for Cristi Christensen

Cristi Christensen

A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with the US Olympic diving team as a young adult. After an injury cut her Olympic dreams short, Cristi shifted her focus to helping others improve their level of fitness through personal training, Pilates, Core Fusion... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Anglican

08:00 AEST

The True Power of the Yogi
"With a focus on hip openers and inversions, Daniel guides students to how opening and strengthening the body leads to a phenomenal resolve of purpose, service and authentic happiness. Expect to sweat, laugh and amaze yourself. Digging inside, you will find inspiration, courage and the deep yogic power that is already there.
"

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Aaron

Daniel Aaron

For the last 30 years, Daniel has worked and trained with teachers, therapists, and gurus, and most recently—with world experts in coaching methodology called Strategic Intervention. Daniel is enthralled to consolidate and focus his explorations and learnings into a fulfilling... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 08:00 - 09:40 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

08:00 AEST

Flying Dragon Sleeping Swan
Dragons are mythical creatures known for their ambition and willingness to take risks and overcome challenges. The Flying Dragon, inspired by Paul Grilley and expanded by Beth Borowsky, is a dynamic yang yoga sequence that ignites your inner fire in a rhythmic, fluid and therapeutic way. Join Beth in this dynamic sequence and together you’ll build the energy to fly beyond your limitations with grace, strength and an inner belief that everything is possible…. and you’ll have fun! 

The latter part of the class will soften into a restorative practice, accompanied by the magical sounds of Lulu and Mischka. Your internal fires will relax your muscles as you melt into stillness, serenity and calm. This masterclass will inspire your yoga practice and help cultivate balance and harmony in your life - both on and off the mat. Come fly with Beth as we journey through this courageous flow. * 

 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Mazabow and Vanessa Forbes

Steve Mazabow and Vanessa Forbes

Vanessa ForbesVanessa’s voice has the ability to lull you into a serene state resembling melting into love and drifting through blue skies.   As you listen to her sound you will find your heart opening and your body softening. Her music has traveled worldwide with yoga schools... Read More →

Artists
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Lulu and Mishka

Lulu & Mischka, 2 souls devoted to supporting the awakening of humanity through music and stillness. The Australia based international couple comes to share their message and soulful songs with you to sing as one. Ancient mantras meet english lyrics, modern melodies fuse with... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 08:00 - 09:45 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

10:00 AEST

Sun Salutations with Live Mantra
A perfect warm up to your Sunday.
 The practice will be done to the sounds of live, traditional Indian music and mantra performed by Radha Rani.The Yoga practice lead by Nick 'Sadashiv' Bradley includes the Surya Namaskar mantras for each posture within the Sun Salutations - combining Asana with Sanskrit vibrations, encourages the practitioner to go deeper within their own practice. A very spiritual and unique experience. The two are founders of  akhandayogaaustralia.com

Speakers
avatar for Nick 'SadaShiv' Bradley and Radha Rani

Nick 'SadaShiv' Bradley and Radha Rani

Co Founders, Akhanda Yoga Australia
About Nick 'SadaShiv' Bradley: 'SadaShiv means "always welbeing", Shiva being the powerful deity who is the god of destruction. Destruction needs to occur so that rebirth can take place. Nick is a co-founder of Shiva Shakti Yoga. He is now the primary teacher for the 200 hr... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 10:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

10:00 AEST

5Rhythms® Movement Meditation
5Rhythms is a dynamic meditation practice. A movement medicine.... calling us to inhabit the juicy ecstatic dancer that lives somewhere inside us all. The transformation we feel, digest, reveal and release on the dance floor naturally ripples its medicine throughout our lives.

Speakers
avatar for Geash Bowler

Geash Bowler

5Rhthyms
Geash has been dancing 5Rhythms since 1999 and was trained and accredited by Gabrielle Roth to teach in 2007. Also an Open Floor teacher, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (body awareness approach to healing trauma) and lover of all that invites us into the true intimacy of the moment... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

10:00 AEST

Flower Baths ~ Vibrational Cleansing for Mind Body Spirit
"Flower Baths are an ancient worldwide healing practice. They are used to cleanse the energetic
body through the properties of the flowers, plants and crystals that are infused in the water. Floral baths are often used in conjunction with ceremony to help open, cleanse and integrate on a vibrational level.

Jewelli apprenticed with grandmother curanderas (healers) at The Temple of the Way of Light in Peru and will pass on their flower bath wisdom in her presentation, including a healing flower bath for up to 70 people to experience. May this presentation and experiential workshop provide a basis for deeper knowledge and benefits of this ancient worldwide modality."

Speakers
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Jewelli Dollman

Jewelli carries fifteen years of healing wisdom to guide your vibrational medicine journey. She offers in person, phone and skype consultations in addition to teaching courses and seminars. It is with great reverence and joy, that she shares the healing gifts of these earth-based... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Heartspace

10:00 AEST

Breath of Bliss: Feel More Love
Activate your bliss body with breath so you can give and receive more love. Breath of Bliss is an ecstatic breathwork practice exploring circular, connected breathing to feel more aliveness, awareness and presence. Join us in a nurturing space as we feel the whole spectrum of human emotions, sensations and feelings and use them to come home to our true essence as Love. Includes movement, deep sharing, touch, and breath. Learn more at www.BreathBliss.com

Please bring a yoga mat and sarong or blanket so you can be cozy while breathing.

Speakers
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Christabel Zamor

Founder, Breath of Bliss- (USA)
Christabel is a trainer and life-coach with 13 years of experience empowering people to leadership. She is the creator of an ecstatic breathing practice called Breath of Bliss, an experience that helps people feel more aliveness, presence and love. It incorporates movement, touch... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

10:00 AEST

Ritual Rhythm

Connecting with rhythm through the heart
A journey into our natural rhythmic body, rebalancing through the connection with the currents of pulse that are omnipresent in life, before and beyond us. Using movement, breath, dance and song we will awaken ancestral rhythms stored in our memories and in our cellular body, expanding our capacity of synchronization, simultaneity and harmony, and as a result calming and realigning our energetic field.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Maurette & Pablo Paz

Luis Maurette & Pablo Paz

Luis Maurette is an Argentinian-born electronic musician, sound and multimedia artist currently living between Buenos Aires, New York and Oakland. A nomad since childhood, Luis' artistic vision is born out of his many homes throughout North and South America; the natural world, and... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Scout Hall Earth

10:00 AEST

Sacred stance through the Maori voice
"This workshop has been specifically designed by Matiu Te Huki to help participants connect more deeply with their internal warrior, leader, speaker and their ancestors.

Matiu has over 20 years experience as a Maori language and performance teacher, he is a playwrite, musician, facilitator and leader amongst his own communities.

This interactive workshop will cover traditional Maori practices including the art of introduction, song, haka, sharing the breath of life, story and more. Participants will leave with ancient yet practical tools to support them in their lives.

Matiu's approach is welcoming, inspiring, fun and empowering.
"

Speakers
avatar for Matiu Te Huki

Matiu Te Huki

Matiu "The Hook" Te Huki is known for his amazing vocal skills and energy, his ability to powerfully connect with, hold and lift a crowd whilst either fronting a band, or as a solo artist. Matiu intuitively nurtures a deep connection with his audience creating the energy that opens... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

10:00 AEST

Opening your Sexuality
"Sexuality is such a big topic, and it is a world where people often get lost and confused. Attempting to have their partner be responsible for their desire or lack of desire, when desire arises from within.

Each man and woman can discover the powerhouse of sexual energy that lives inside of them. Sexuality is the pulsating, radiating, vibrant force of life energy that awakens from within - it is your life force energy. Another person may be the catalyst, however, cultivating and maintaining that energy is a possibility available to every individual.

Be guided with tantric practices that support you to feel more connected to yourself and your body. Through opening your sexuality, you will experience an enhanced sense of wellbeing, increased aliveness everyday and deeper inner union, and a deepening sense of your own inner masculine and inner feminine.

Martina will provide practices that you can easily replicate at home, solo or with a partner. During the workshop you will be fully clothed and be able to work within your boundaries.
"

Speakers
avatar for Martina Hughes

Martina Hughes

Founder, Tantric Blossoming
Martina’s vision is to create a world where people know how to express themselves in an embodied and authentic way. She created Tantric Blossoming, the largest Tantric Community in Australia, 11 years ago, offering workshops, private sessions, retreats and training. Since then she... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Byron Community College

10:00 AEST

Asana with pranic charge
A flow of surya namaskars + general asana, with a meditative focus on the breath ...
...+ short Satsang discourse ...

Speakers
avatar for Clive Sheridan

Clive Sheridan

Yoga Pranayama
Exploring the delights of "opening the heart & clearing the mind" thru the subtle Shakti power of classical Yoga since the late '60's ... India my "heart home" ... Clive has been practicing Hatha Yoga since the late '60's & started teaching by the late '70's. After years wandering... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Anglican

10:00 AEST

Vinyasa Yoga
This class will be a more Dynamic Vinyasa Class...Encouraging the  qualities of stillness, Devotion and Surrender moving  our practice beyond the physical.  This Vinyasa classes will focus on breath, dristi, stillness, mindful conscious movement, and working on our ability to attain and sustain more and more presence, stillness of mind. We will finish with some pranayama.

Speakers
avatar for Louisa Sear

Louisa Sear

Teacher & Course Co-ordinator, Yoga Arts
Louisa has dedicated her life to the practice and teaching of Yoga. She is passionate in the inquiry to find ones true nature and freedom.In her teaching, Louisa encourages the understanding and acceptance of life, finding the teacher within and acknowledging the God in all. Louisa... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 11:40 AEST
Yoga Peace

10:00 AEST

UPIFT Session: Igniting your Purpose
Skype sessions with Bruce Lipton PhD & Special Guests

Sunday April 17, 2016 10:00 - 12:00 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

10:30 AEST

Music of Plants
Music of the Plants-By Seriya Cutbush from The Crystal Castle
The Music of the plants offers us a new way to connect with nature, while giving plants and trees and opportunity to express their innate intelligence by communicating through sound. During this presentation you will hear the plants share their own unique expression of unconditional love, through music. 
Seriya will describe the background of where this research came from, and what we have learnt from the plants through this biofeedback device created by the Damanhurian community in Italy. You will then have an opportunity to hear the plants sing! A truly paradigm shifting experience. To read more please go to www.crystalcastle.com.au

Speakers
avatar for Seriya Cutbush

Seriya Cutbush

Seriya is the founder of Akshaya Healing. Akshaya Healing's aim to focus on nourishing your mind, body and soul through the modalities of bodywork, massage, healing, workshops, sound, retreats and music. She also works with the Crystal Castle, and will be facilititating a session... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 10:30 - 11:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

11:15 AEST

Nila Chandra
Nila shares a powerful story pertaining to the nature of the theme of the gathering . It is called "the Emergence of the Four Races and the Return of Pahana" and is based on the Hopi Oral tradition of the history of humans emergence from the previous World.
 In the spirit of a storyteller she weaves a magic tale with a strong moral ethic and a mythic prophecy of which we are all involved, using wordsmith, song and medicine drum to take  you on a brief and magical journey.
"My intention with 'The Emergence of the Four Races and the Return of Pahana' is to share a multi sensory story telling, enhanced with traditional song , native drum and drone flute, a bardic experience that evokes a mythic sense of journey and resolution. The tale is a collage of Native American stories about the creation of the Earth, the saga of humans transcendence through the four worlds to this world, the nature of prophecy of the four races according to those oral traditions and what this may mean for us in the coming times" explains Nila

Speakers

Sunday April 17, 2016 11:15 - 11:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

11:30 AEST

Elani Mayana Wanganu
Prayer songs from the Spirit of Creation offering libations of healing and joy to assuage our minds and hearts


Sunday April 17, 2016 11:30 - 11:45 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

12:00 AEST

Future Elders
Future Elders, Deep Tribal Didgeridoo driven Dance Fusion grooves. A 5 piece live jam band, music that inspires you to dance and dive into Spirit.

Speakers
avatar for Eshua Bolton

Eshua Bolton

Didgeridoo Sound Healing Sessions
Eshua Bolton is a multi platform performer, M.C. Didgeridoo Sound Healer, Cultural Advisor/Liaison, public speaker, dancer, actor and fronts his own Tribal Fusion dance band Future Elders.Eshua Bolton an Indigenous Australian Murruwarri Man, for the past 25 years has been engaging... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 12:00 - 13:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

13:00 AEST

Panel: Walking our Talk with Spirit
local innovators, social enterprenuers and community activist share their perspectives on living a life with purpose and how to activate, live and inspire others to create the living solutions to the challenges of modern life on planet earth

Speakers
avatar for Blair Beattie

Blair Beattie

Father, partner, activist, photographer, enabler and event producer.
avatar for Jemma Gawned

Jemma Gawned

Sacred Sonics is the pairing of beloveds Jemma Gawned and Christopher Mapstone; working in love, ceremony and bringing in transformative power via cacao ceremony and music.The path to Sacred Sonics has been a spiritual journey for both:Jemma’s love affair with cacao began in 2005... Read More →
SR

Simon Richardson

Simon asserts the magic and uniqueness of the Byron Shire has not just happened by accident, rather it is the result of empowered, active and progressive community members over several decades.  Like many others, Simon feels he has a responsibility to ensure his  kids are able to... Read More →
avatar for Ang Stoic

Ang Stoic

Astrologer, Ang Stoic
Ang Stoic is an astrologer with over 30 experience in the field of stellar divination. His innovation into the art of interpreting the stars and his ability to present it in richly personable, informative and entertaining language has made him one of the most compelling and loved... Read More →
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Techa

Techa Beau is a performing artist, activist, event organiser and general creator of awesome. Founder of arts and cultural organisation Kulchajam, she thrives on new ideas and things that don't exist yet. You can find her at spirit festival MCing the Gaia Spirit Stage and sharing her... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

13:00 AEST

Splendour In The Dance
"
finding the inner calling of the spirit in each gesture, we venture into the realm of connection through the intuitive nature of our inner listening
using the spaciousness of that journey
the music will call us home with her playful, prayerful voices, expression rising up to the meeting of the other and forming an intention of spirit for our collective. we use the tools and resources of attention, co create ritual and arrive in a tended meeting with each moment that is imbued with wonder and vitality, and find our expanded selves. "

Speakers
avatar for Jo Cobbett

Jo Cobbett

5Rhythms
Through her passion for embodied movement Jo Cobbett has been offering weekly classes and workshops since 1994 in Los Angeles and around the world. Jo has trained in 5Rhythms®; Waves & Heartbeat maps, and in Open Floor™, Soul Motion™, Continuum Montage™ among other embodied... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

13:00 AEST

Song of the Ancients: Voice cultivation work and ancestral song carrying
Each one of us is gifted with a uniquely beautiful voice, Open to the divine sound within you guided by the wisdom and expertise of Peia. Learn techniques to harness the power of breath and natural resonance of your voice. Sing with grace, flexibility and ease. Working with tools from the ancient Indian alchemy of Raga we will enter a meditative practice know as ‘The Yoga of Sound.’ We gain deeper understanding of the physical workings of the voice from Vocal Pedagogy (the science of the voice) and learn to sing with grace, power, flexibility and ease. Recommended for singers on all stages of the journey, from very beginner to advanced. The First part of this workshop will focus on voice cultivation tools and the second part we'll be learning a song from one of the many lineages that Peia is carrying. *Feel Free to make requests*

Speakers
avatar for Peia Luzzi

Peia Luzzi

 As a song preserver Peia has gathered songs from ancient traditions that span across the globe. From the mountains of Bulgaria to the shores of Ireland, touching upon the wisdom and trials of the Native peoples of North and South America and preserving the enchantment of medieval... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

13:00 AEST

Waking up to Wellness
This experiential workshop will explore practical ways to embody wellness in everyday life and will introduce the idea of waves of consciousness and how the 5 rhythms wave as described by Gabrielle Roth, consisting of flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, can be used as a metaphor to illustrate the evolution of consciousness and the different stages of human evolution; as well as the stages of human conception, birth, development and connection. The 5 rhythms not only map out evolution, they also provide a guide to surfing the consciousness tsunami that is upon us. Thus, while people may have different trajectories –flowing with the tide, paddling out or in, dropping in, wiping out, carving the face or riding the tube - we are all participating in the birth of a new consciousness that is propelling us on a cosmic trajectory into the unknown.
This experiential workshop will explore practical ways to embody wellness in everyday life and will introduce the idea of waves of consciousness and how the 5 rhythms wave as described by Gabrielle Roth, consisting of flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical and stillness, can be used as a metaphor to illustrate the evolution of consciousness and the different stages of human evolution; as well as the stages of human conception, birth, development and connection. The 5 rhythms not only map out evolution, they also provide a guide to surfing the consciousness tsunami that is upon us. Thus, while people may have different trajectories –flowing with the tide, paddling out or in, dropping in, wiping out, carving the face or riding the tube - we are all participating in the birth of a new consciousness that is propelling us on a cosmic trajectory into the unknown.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marc Cohen

Dr. Marc Cohen

RMIT
Professor Marc Cohen is on a mission to realise worldwide wellness, bathe the world, and help people tame their toxic load so they can live long, happy and healthy lives. As one of Australia’s pioneers of integrative and holistic medicine Marc has been at the forefront of the wellness... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Heartspace

13:00 AEST

Being A Tigress Woman
Why is it valuable to live in touch with your feminine instincts? In this workshop with the Founder of Tigress Yoga, Dévashi will share an intro presentation, a full 90 minute level 2 class to awaken your instinctual body, guided feminine meditation + Q & A. Sacred female vitality is the essence of Tigress Yoga. It’s founded in female taoist wisdom, ecstatic tantric sexuality, pleasure anatomy, women’s mysteries, chi theory, psychobiology & shamanic ritual – though basically it’s ancient wisdom for modern turned-on women. Tigress Yoga was designed specifically for woman’s body and our female experience. Our students are uncovering their soul gifts, awakening their erotic field, discovering ecstatic sexuality, pain-free menstruation, empowered natural home birth, transmuting trauma, listening to their instincts & more.

Speakers
avatar for Devashi Shakti

Devashi Shakti

Dévashi Shakti is the Creatress of Tigress Yoga & is a leader in mystical feminine teachings. For more than 15 years she has been a guide for personal transformation, with extensive experience in Eastern & Western approaches to holistic sexuality. In 2016 she is training more Instructors... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Byron Community College

13:00 AEST

Blindfolded Yoga & The Art of Seeing (with Pete Longworth & Si Mullimby)
Welcome to the greatest journey of all… the one within. Join us for a yoga experience that will indulge your senses and delight your soul. Blindfolded and accompanied by the powerful didge (could read ‘sound’?) of Si Mullimby and friends, experience your asana practice in a whole new way. In the darkness discover a deep trust that opens you up to exquisite new ways to look at yourself, the world, and others. When we start to see the world through the lens of the collective conscious, separation melts away, revealing connection, community and unity.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Longworth

Pete Longworth

Pete is an TEDx-talking, globe-walking, fun-loving visual poet who has a talent for storytelling and an eye for the uncommon. Energy is his currency, inspiring new perspectives is his passion, and he’s on a jolly mission to help you see the world (and yourself)… differently! A... Read More →
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Julie Smerdon

Shri Yoga Brisbane
Julie Smerdon is a writer, storyteller, international yoga teacher, who has been sharing yoga, meditation and inspiration since 2002. Privileged to have studied under master teachers in both yoga and meditation, Julie offers these practices as a means to empower, connect, and inspire... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Si  Mullumby

Si Mullumby

Swami, Wild Marmalade
After a mystical experience in India 1992, Si left his studies of Medicine at the University of Western Australia and dedicated his life to playing didgeridoo. He realized from this experience that this instrument was a complete spiritual tool incorporating rhythmic breathing, meditation on the AUM, music and the ability to express emotion and feelings through the voice. Not only is it a tool for personal evolution but he also knew that the sound would transmit the experience of the didgeridoo pla... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

13:00 AEST

Secret Door of the Six Sounds
In this workshop we will stimulate the glandular system, invigorate the inner organs, strengthen the immune system & increase your stamina as we workout your elementary being. Then immerse & experience the science of sound, mantra & polarity as we practice an ancient Kriya to open the secret door to your heart with the keys of six subtle sounds. Like a tuning fork attune your self to your Infinite Self & to the flow of life.

Kundalini Yoga, also known as the Yoga of Awareness, is an ancient scientific technology for happiness. When practicing Kundalini Yoga, your inner power is awakened empowering you with awareness beyond the ordinary. Kundalini Yoga classes are a beautiful blend of dynamic postures & movement, mantra & chanting, music, rhythm, mudra, pranayam & meditation which teach you the art of relaxation, self-healing & elevation. Kundalini incorporates all eight limbs of Yoga. Every Kundalini session includes Kriyas Yoga Exercise sets in which every movement is scientifically originated, organised & projected. Through regular practice you will develop a healthy, strong, flexible, toned body, calm focused meditative mind, heighten creativity, vitality & intuition. This practice works fast & you will experience a shift from your first session. HarJiwan's workshops are powerful, transforming, energetic, challenging, uplifting, empowering & deeply healing. Open to all levels. All Welcome.


Speakers
avatar for Harjiwan

Harjiwan

Hajiwan Yoga
HarJiwan, Founder of HarJiwan Yoga & Creator of the 'WOW™ Vortex' for Women, is a Pioneer, Spiritual Teacher, Healer, Pilates Trainer, Mentor, Mother & Role Model of the massive shift in consciousness that is happening on this planet.HarJiwan studied directly at the feet of the... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Yoga Peace

13:00 AEST

The Mind Flow
"As with Geoff's first workshop ""The Body Flow"" - The Mind Flow uses fine tuned methods to focus the intention of the practice in order to create specific outcomes.
In this case - The Mind.
The key to the Mind Flow is utilising the Body in a way that gives the Mind a single focal point.
This can alter during the practice from Pranayama (breath work), to Asana (poses), to Meditative techniques... this is where the Mind Flow comes into its own.
Each practice differs dependent upon the environment and the intention set prior to the practice; essentially a Yin or Yang practice, Restorative or anything in between can be used to focus the Mind using the same techniques in different levels of action. It may use re-introduce a technique should the Mind wander or the Prana levels become ""scattered"".
The effectiveness of this technique was refined in his Byron Bay studio Ananta YOGA and has since been taken around Asia and Europe. Geoff conducts short courses in this method available to all practitioners and teachers. Contact yoga@ananta.com.au for more details.
"

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Brooks

Geoff Brooks

Ananta Yoga
Geoff Brooks is a Yoga Teacher who operates Ananta YOGA studio in Byron Bay.He specializes in taking Yoga to the"next level" and is constantly refining and expanding his techniques - following the principle of "Ananta" (sanskrit: "limitless", "boundless").Geoff is creating new paradigms... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Living Yoga Sangha 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW

13:00 AEST

Yoga Trance Dance
Yoga Trance Dance (cultivated by Shiva Rea) is an explo­ration of the eter­nal flow of nat­ural move­ment through yoga. Begin­ning with sahaja prana yoga or the expe­ri­ence of prana ini­ti­at­ing yogasanas, Yoga Trance Dance flows into an explo­ration of free-​form, breath dri­ven move­ment to lib­er­ate one’s cre­ative life-​force and cul­ti­vate embod­ied free­dom. Yoga Trance Dance is a meet­ing of two great rivers, yoga and dance, which come from and are united at the source. That infi­nite cre­ative source is the One, unit­ing us all. Yoga and dance are two of the old­est paths back home. With the use of Kriyas, partner work and some guided movement this offering is dedicated to movement as medicine and liberating your movement potential off the mat where all asanas / yoga poses dissolve and converge into one. With the breath as your faithful guide we trust our feet to find the way as we surrender and move from form into formlessness and back again. All yogis, dancers, movers and groovers welcomed!

Speakers
avatar for Delamay Devi

Delamay Devi

Delamay Devi Yoga
Born and raised in Australia’s yoga mecca and lush surrounds of Byron Bay, northern NSW. Delamay began her teaching journey twenty years ago as a dance teacher and since 2006 she has been actively teaching yoga and sharing embodied practices around the globe. Delamay’s dance background... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:40 AEST
Anglican

13:00 AEST

Sounds of Divine Union
Sounds of Divine Union is an experiential journey into sound vibration and the voice as untapped unifying forces; bringing you into a deeper
connection with the body and senses (self), with family, community, partners (the Beloved) and with a more intimate experience of the Self (the Divine).  Through movement, body awareness, energy exercises, with sacred instruments and vocal play, Alissa and Shervin create a safe and sacred space for igniting the heart vibration for divine union.

Shervin Boloorian and Alissa Nathaniel’s signature masculine and feminine styles blend with Shervin's rich background in healing sound vibration, sacred instruments, ancient music traditions and Alissa’s experience in jazz/latin singing, yoga, kirtan, meditation and vedic Indian practices.

Speakers
avatar for Shervin Boloorian

Shervin Boloorian

About Shervin Boloorian A lifelong vocalist and music composer, Shervin is Founder of SoundHealingBali.com, CoFounder of the Bali Sound Healers Collective, and serves as a certified sound therapist and graduate of Fabien Maman's Tama-Do "Way of the Soul" Academy (started in 1988... Read More →
avatar for Alissa Nathaniel

Alissa Nathaniel

Kirtan Jazz Fusion
As a singer/songwriter Alissa uniquely blends her love of devotional singing with evocative, soulful jazzy tones. Her rich history in jazz/latin, acupuncture and yoga has inspired her life’s passion of exploring and understanding the energy pathways and frequencies that initiate... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 13:00 - 14:45 AEST
Mullum High Annex

14:15 AEST

Josh Arent and Indigo Sparke

Sunday April 17, 2016 14:15 - 15:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

15:00 AEST

Love Bomb Poetry Slam
In the spirit of an old school poetry slam, we invite you to wax lyrical on love.
let love explode the limits of mind , make love on your yoga mat, lavish love across the land.
we are calling this session a sound healing

Hosted by your MC in love, TechaBeau with some special guests to warm up the crowd, we will be inviting you to share your ruminations on love.
Poems must be a unique creation of yours and there will be a time limit of 3 minutes.
Limited space so come early if you want to share.. registrations will be taken on the day until full up  by
WE LOVE YOU
There will be LOVE-ly prizes  donated our wonderful Byron Spirit Festival sponors <3

Artists
avatar for Techa

Techa

Techa Beau is a performing artist, activist, event organiser and general creator of awesome. Founder of arts and cultural organisation Kulchajam, she thrives on new ideas and things that don't exist yet. You can find her at spirit festival MCing the Gaia Spirit Stage and sharing her... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 15:30 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

15:00 AEST

Ecstatic Dance
Ecstatic dance with a tribal spirit! Ancestral rhythm meets global bass, inspiring
movement to ignite our hearts and awaken the love within.

Raio carries decades of experience as a dancer, percussionist, ceremonialist, and
student­of­the­sacred into every set he plays. He bows in service to the healing
power of communal ecstatic dance. Raio is a resident DJ for the legendary
dances at the Yoga Barn in Bali, where he also leads kirtans and sound healing
journeys, and produces music in a mystic jungle studio. 

Speakers
avatar for DJ Raio (Robert Weber)

DJ Raio (Robert Weber)

Ecstatic dance with a tribal spirit! Ancestral rhythm meets global bass, inspiringmovement to ignite our hearts and awaken the love within. Raio carries decadesof experience as a dancer, percussionist, ceremonialist, and student­of­the­sacredinto every set he plays.His passion... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
St Johns Hall

15:00 AEST

Life Shift Healing Workshop
In this experoiential workshop 'Iolani
will introduce her Life Shift Healing Work which incorporates Inner
Journey Work, Breath, and various other techniques enhancing Self
Healing & Empowerment. 'Iolani will share her invaluable Life
Shift tools to unveil, heal and transform core beliefs and patterning
which no longer serve our Higher Purpose. This self empowering
practice supports our feeling of wellness, Inner Knowing and freedom
which enriches the harmony, love and joy in all our relationships!

Speakers
avatar for 'Iolani Grace

'Iolani Grace

Director, The Heart Alchemist
For over 35 years 'Iolani Grace has celebrated the human heart, body, soul and spirit as an International Professional Dancer, Healer, Rebirther, Teacher and Inspired Group Facilitator. 'Iolani dedicates her life to the love, empowerment and freedom of others. She has designed... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Living Yoga Sangha 63 Stuart Street, Mullumbimby, NSW

15:00 AEST

'HULA Praying to Spirit Through Dance'
Hula is a dance form accompanied by chant (oli) or song (mele). It was developed in the Hawaiian islands by the Polynesians who originally settled there. The hula dramatizes or portrays the words of the oli or mele in a visual dance form.

Speakers
avatar for Kawika Foster

Kawika Foster

Kawika Foster is a traditional practitioner of Hawaiian culture and traditions. He was accepted as a student of Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki in 2007. Since his acceptance Kawika learned the cultural practices of his Hawaiian heritage. He learned in a traditional manner. Once initiated into... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Scout Hall Sky Cnr Burrningbar Street, Mullumbimby

15:00 AEST

Celtic Mysticism and Spirituality
ATTENDANCE AT LY DE ANGELES SATURDAY WORKSHOP IS A PRE-REQUISITE FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Celtic Mysticism and Spirituality – Indigenous Bloodline of Ancient Britain
THE PROGRAM

We begin by acknowledging the Arakwal People of the Bunjalung Nation and their right to sovereignty and we thank them for allowing us a presence in their country.
Ly is joined by local musician, and long-time colleague in the ways of magic, Matt Connolly. Matt brings the music of the people, part of the colours of Celt.
Ly will begin by explaining what it is like to be lost. To not have a family history. To study that of others and to come to settle on one particular branch of the universal tree of life only to discover, decades later, that it is the tap root of her own personal family tree (de Angeles was sold by the Catholic Church for £300 just after her birth and adopted by strangers).
Images of ancient sites will orient you with the power and majesty of your ancestors.
We discuss crop circles being the earth’s voice to which our ancestors listened and built the henges, sídhe mounds and long barrows. Species non-differentiation and walking softly with life.
Mysticism and not religion. Non-anthropomorphic understanding of spirit of place (genus loci) and being one’s ancestors.
You will voyage Imramma (a guided visualization). Not peaceful, but honest. De Angeles will pull you into the heart of Priteni, allow you to meet, invite you to feel the violation, the battles, know from whom you are descended. Who you are still.
You will be returned to the circle of the present day by the pounding of hooves across the moors of time, by the power of the bodhràn. You will be provided with the instruments to decorate yourselves with whatever blue ink designs represent the experience for you. This is up to each person and is not a requirement. The ink is not permanent. If this is not your culture we invite you to experience the understanding.
The knowledge of the protection of stone guardians will be explained, a demonstration given so you can create one or more, inviting spirits of the land to reside with you at your home.
The lore of asking agreement of species and life, of freely given, the cycles and seasons of the blue people of the necessity of clan and family, not always of blood.
Discuss genealogy and DNA testing if we have time.



Speakers
avatar for Ly De Angeles

Ly De Angeles

Ly de Angeles is an internationally recognised author winning awards for both her visionary fiction and short film. A scholar, initiate and mystic she has a varied and highly successful background producing and directing stage and street theatre and conducts private consultations... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Byron Community College

15:00 AEST

Soul Vibing Sound Healing
This workshop is steeped in ancient wisdom and delivered through innovative processes designed to connect people to the authentic truth of who they are and what their true purpose in life is. Matt believes that within each and every one of us is a unique inspired voice seeking to be heard. His work empowers the inner voice to express authentically, connect more genuinely and love more openly. Using the wisdom of spiritual psychology, meditation, ancient cultures, intuition, and breathwork with the live sound immersion of the didgeridoo, gongs, crystal bowls, Tibetan bells, mantra, and chanting in a powerful experience called Soul Vibing. You are guided on a transformational journey to release stress, quiet the mind, release limiting beliefs, inspire change, heal addictions, encourage self-expression, open the heart, and experience the expanded nature of yourself like never before.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Omo

Matt Omo

Founder, The Gong Guru
With an open heart, and a beautiful soul, Matt Omo, aka The Gong Guru, is master sound healer, visionary, and spiritual leader of the sound healing movement with over 15 years experience working with a variety of techniques. These processes are steeped in ancient wisdom and delivered... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Mullum High Annex

15:00 AEST

Death Exploration and Meditation
"This session offers an exploration and familiarity around death and dying. It shares empowering aspects of how to be with people who are dying, whether through illness or suddenly in an accident. How you can be of service to those you love and how to be with them in a challenging time.
A rare opportunity to experience a Death Meditation, to taste the liminal space between life and death, the transformation from body to spirit, in a guided embodied way.

Be prepared to live your life more fully.

Please note: Once session begins there will be no admittance to late comers."

Speakers
avatar for Zenith Virago

Zenith Virago

Deathwalker, Natural Death Care Centre
Zenith Virago lives and works in Byron, and beyond, as a Deathwalker, she has spent the past 20 years working with death and dying, supporting people who are dying, their family and friends in the preparation & integration of the dying process and death. Her work includes giving practical... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Heartspace

15:00 AEST

HEAL YOURSELF AND OTHERS: Acroyoga Therapeudic Flying and Thai Massage

EFFECTIVE AND SIMPLE WAYS TO HEAL YOURSELF AND OTHERS:

Acroyoga Therapeudic Flying and Thai Massage

Turning in, we acknowledge that we can maximise on our flight time by staying grounded in our bodies.
In this workshop we stay connected to ourselves by being present with others.
We can create space for others, while at the same time showing for ourselves.

In this workshop we learn the skills to support each other let go of that which may be holding us back and creating limitation in our lives.
Enabling the space in which to be ourselves to open up.
You will learn simple techniques to support yourself and others release tension in the body and mind, quickly and safely.

In Acroyoga, the lunar practices facilitate flow and the solar practices create structure. Together they bring about balance.

In this Lunar Practice workshop, we connect with our ability to receive, let go and support.

We learn how to trust and listen to deeply thru the healing practices of Therapeudic Flying and Thai Massage.
Utilizing a combination of deep breathing and assisted stretching techniques- including palming, traction and harmonics, we are able to open and strengthen the body far more deeply than on our own , producing tangible healing results, quickly.

A effective and efficient way to rebalance the body and relax the mind.


Speakers
avatar for Zoe Braithwaite

Zoe Braithwaite

Director, Acro Yoga
The only thing teacher Zoe enjoys more than facing her fear and achieving things she never thought possible, is celebrating and supporting other people doing the same…. Awakening a feeling of vitality and provoking a resonance in the heart, Zoe Braithwaite is a very unique teacher... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Anglican

15:00 AEST

Bliss-Asana Yin Yoga
Join me for a Bliss-Asana Yin Yoga class that will not only open your body physically but will illuminate your subtle energy. This is the perfect class to close your festival experience encapsulating the essence of the weekend; gentle movement, pranic dancing, tantric rituals & soul healing. Leaving you feeling completely connected to everyone & everything.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Cassidy

Michelle Cassidy

Michelle Cassidy is the founder and operator of popular Essence of Living Yoga & Pilates studio and the International Teacher Training Academy on the Gold Coast. After first discovering Yoga and Pilates at the young age of 16, Michelle knew, with every cell of her being, that she... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Yoga Peace

15:00 AEST

Full participation - Zenthai shiatsu
Discover the essence of Zenthai shiatsu ..fluidity , totality and heartfulness . We uncover the real nectar of the art be exploring ' how to touch ' and apply it to a variety of experiences. In this workshop you will learn and experience a short yet very effective bodywork sequence designed to release the lower back .

Speakers
avatar for Gwyn Williams

Gwyn Williams

Founder, Zen Thai Shiatsu
Gwyn began his journey into the healing arts as an eager martial arts student in his mid teens. Following this passion of life force energy led him to slowly swap roles from fighter to a healer slowly but surely. Fifteen years later ,Zen shiatsu and oriental medicine appeared in his... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Krisna Lane

Krisna Lane

I grew playing the sax but fell in love with the bamboo flute on my first trip to India in 1997,a trip that changed my life forever. I played with OKA for about 12 years from 2001-2013, we travelled the globe and recorded 6 albums together - an amazing time of journeying and discovery... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:00 - 16:40 AEST
Civic Hall 55 Dalley St, Mullumbimby NSW 2482

15:30 AEST

The Way of the Heart
The Way Of The Heart ~ An Experiential Talk
Every experience, every relationship, every conversation is an opportunity for immense transformation.
Miroslav’s talks are wondrous spaces of unraveling for the mind, body and soul where the audience co-creates the experience. In this immersive journey we will explore the power of the heart to transform life's everyday experiences into a fulfilling spiritual journey. Fusing together deep insight, playfulness, and audience participation this will be an alchemical experience of transforming emotions, finding clarity in the next stages of your journey, deepening your dearest relationships and living more of your authentic truth with all that you do.  

Speakers
avatar for Miroslav Petrovic

Miroslav Petrovic

Heart Coach & Speaker, The Way Of The Heart
Miroslav is the Co-Founder of Melbourne's Tribe One Heartbeat – Australia’s largest transformational party celebrating the Open Heart as across mainstream media. He has travelled jungles, ashrams and deserts globally facing his demons and fears so he could bring his unique gifts... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 15:30 - 16:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

16:15 AEST

Matiu Te Huki
Artists
avatar for Matiu Te Huki

Matiu Te Huki

Matiu "The Hook" Te Huki is known for his amazing vocal skills and energy, his ability to powerfully connect with, hold and lift a crowd whilst either fronting a band, or as a solo artist. Matiu intuitively nurtures a deep connection with his audience creating the energy that opens... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 16:15 - 17:00 AEST
Gaia Spirit Stage Gaia Spirit Village

17:30 AEST

Sunday Evening Music - Uniting the Collective Heart
Artists
avatar for Edo Kahn

Edo Kahn

Co-founder & CEO, A SOUND LIFE
Born in Sydney, Edo spent most of his first year travelling the globe with his family en-route to Israel where he spent his childhood growing up in nature on Kibbutz (an agrarian community) before returning to Australia. These formative travelling experiences laid the ground for a... Read More →
avatar for Kevin James Carroll

Kevin James Carroll

Kevin James’ music is a world fusion of Kirtan and chanting. Weaving ancient Mantra’s with his own prayers and hearts song, Kevin draws upon influences from traditional Indian Kirtan, Bhajans, Celtic and Sufi chants mixed with western folk sounds and world instruments. Practicing... Read More →
avatar for Krisna Lane

Krisna Lane

I grew playing the sax but fell in love with the bamboo flute on my first trip to India in 1997,a trip that changed my life forever. I played with OKA for about 12 years from 2001-2013, we travelled the globe and recorded 6 albums together - an amazing time of journeying and discovery... Read More →
avatar for Sufi Soul/ Kirtaniyas

Sufi Soul/ Kirtaniyas

SUFI SOUL SANGEET: Vocalist & harmonium player Tahir Qawwal has learnt from some of the greatest artists in Qawwali and Indian classical music, he leads this group of talented accompanists to perform a range of traditional devotional styles. Sufi Soul Sangeet inspires audiences to... Read More →
avatar for Tahir Qawwal

Tahir Qawwal

Tahir Qawwal has learnt from the grand masters of sufi qawwali music in Pakistan and from his guru of Indian Classical music in Benares, India. He offers a rare & sacred musical transmission that all can savor. An accomplished vocalist and harmonium player, he is known for his passionate... Read More →
avatar for Vijay Krsna

Vijay Krsna

KIRTAN
Kirtaniyas are a global collective of energetic, multitalented artists who are very excited to be coming to Byron Spirit festival on their debut Australia tour. These twenty-somethings grew up in a Vedic culture of song, dance, philosophy and devotion between ashrams and temples both... Read More →


Sunday April 17, 2016 17:30 - 22:00 AEST
Mullum High 9 Jubilee Ave, Mullumbimby NSW 2482