Find Your Voice: Opening the Throat Chakra with Katy Avila

Find Your Voice: Opening the Throat Chakra with Katy AvilaFind Your Voice: Opening the Throat Chakra with Katy Avila

 

Many different practices, from shamanism to Jungian psychology, recognize the practice of automatic writing, or writing without thinking, as a natural, meditative process in which words rise from a subconscious or spiritual source.

 

Though many people dislike writing or think they don’t know how to write, the inability to automatically write actually suggests psychic blocks and imbalances in the throat chakra as there is a lack of ability to communicate and express oneself.

 

In this workshop, attendees will participate in a series of group meditation, chanting, and prompted/unprompted writing exercises. The purpose of these exercises is to open up our throat chakra and see what organically arises from within when we put our pen to paper and enter that flow state.

 

Katy Avila is a writer, mentor, teacher, singer and musician living in Oakland, CA. Katy has taught writing to children, adults, and professionals across various academic and community settings because she believes all humans are writers by nature. By engaging with the power of stories and words, Katy’s workshops create space for change–change in how we view ourselves, each other, the world–and space for personal, collective and cultural healing. Her interests in yoga, music, and spirituality intersect with her teaching experience to create a transformative writing approach that is embodied, meditative, and cathartic.

 

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Embodied Shamanism Ecstatic Dance with Michael Stone

Embodied Shamanism Ecstatic Dance with Michael StoneEmbodied Shamanism Ecstatic Dance with Michael Stone (djDivine)

 

Michael Stone has been on the dancing path since 1972 when he first met Rave Queen and 5Rhythms creator Gabrielle Roth. He presents a unique combination of shamanic shape-shifting and full-on Ecstatic Dance. Catch him Friday morning at Ponderosa Hall! Michael is also the host of local radio show, KVMR’s Conversations.

Ecstatic Dance Wave with DJ Medicine Heart

Soul Shake Ecstatic Dance

Ecstatic Dance Wave with DJ Medicine Heart

Join DJ Medicine Heart for Saturday morning Ecstatic Dance! Ecstatic Dance is a space where people are invited to move however they want to; free to play, free to dive in deep, free to inhabit their bodies and hearts, free from concern about how they might look on the outside, free to be fully themselves!

 

DJ Medicine Heart opens the space by creating specific intentions and themes into each unique set, and create waves of music that journey through a range of musical genres, including world, funk, gypsy, dub, breakbeat, house, glitch, bass, broken beat, downtempo and leftfield.

 

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Django Jazz Ukulele with Danielle Herreid

Django Jazz UkeleleDjango Jazz Ukulele with Danielle Herreid

 

Inspired by Django Reinhardt, learn slides, bends, ghost notes and chromatic approaches with these easily-executed Django-jazz riffs. Add a touch of attitude to any genre of music with these helpful licks!

 

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Dancehall with Chantou Lam

Dancehall with Chantou LamDancehall with Chantou Lam

 

Uplift your spirit. Energize your body. Feed your soul.

 

Brought on by the pure energy, spontaneity and creativity of the Jamaican people partying in the streets, clubs, and homes – this perfect environment gave rise to Dancehall. The gritty, mesmerising and extremely energetic dance style is from the people and for the people. It is a dance that is more of a culture than genre. Dancehall helps to make parties and stage performances more energetic combining all of rhythms from various traditional instruments and more so from electronic sources, as of late. It involves many different individual dances that will be connected into one celebratory dance phrase!

Children’s Hoop Dance Class with Emily Reynolds

Children's Hoop DanceChildren’s Hoop Dance Class with Emily Reynolds

 

Learn the basics of body hooping as well as some off body hoop dance tricks – for kids! At the end of class there will be free hoop dance time to practice what you’ve learned and let the body and hoop flow freely!! This class will be for all levels of children and is offered to promote health and creativity!

z_Schedule: Workshops 2017

WorldFest Workshop Schedule


workshop-victor-vasquez500Evergreen Area
Music & Movement Workshops

Move, Play, Sing and Dance all included in your festival ticket! Full workshop descriptions available at our festival information kiosks.

Friday

Pavilion
9:30 – 10:20 – Steel Drums – Dale Peterson
12:30 – 1:20 – Brazilian Drumming – Victor Vasquez
2:00 – 2:50 – Middle Eastern Rhythms – Peter Fairley
3:30 – 4:20 – Didjeridu – Andrju

Evergreen
8:30 – 9:20 – Gentle Yoga with JoDee Eatmon
10:00 – 10:50 – Laughter Yoga – Linda Kalb Hamm
11:30 – 12:20 – Improv Workshop – Joe Craven
2:30 – 3:20 – Slackline Yoga -Isha McCaskey

Deck
9:00-9:50 – Earth Element Yoga Flow  – Cassandra
10:30-11:20 – Tuvan Throat Singing – Alash
12:00-12:50 – Folk Dance – Troika
1:30-2:20 – Ukelele – Kanekoa
3:00 – 3:50 – Native Healing Songs – Pamela Ames

Ponderosa
9:00 – 9:50 – Zumba – Soozie Yearwood
10:30 – 12:00 – 5 Rhythms Elemental Shapeshifting – Michael Stone
12:30 – 1:20 – Afro Funk Hip Hop – Chantou Lam
2:00 – 2:50 – Qi Gong – Linnie Flannigan
1:30 – 2:20 – Five Animal Frolic – Linnie Flannigan
3:30 – 4:20 – Tribal Belly Dance – Marija
5:00 – 5:50 – Beginning Swing – Tristan Gunderson

Teen Scene
11:00 – 11:50 – Teen Tribal Fusion Belly Dance – Abagail
2:00 – 2:50 – Right Place, Write Rhymes – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Discovery Stage
4:30 – 5:20 – WorldFest Chorus Rehearsal #1 – Rod Baggett
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1:30 – 12:50AM – Drum Circle – Michael DiMartino

Kids Craft Area
9:00 – 9:50 – Kids Yoga – Dana Cohen
11:00 – 11:50 – Music Together Singalong – Beth Gillogly
12:00 – 12:50 – Izzi Tooinsky – Storytelling

Welcome Stage
5:30 – 6:20 – Cool Down Yoga – Rachel Tuck

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Pavilion
9:00 – 9:50- Didjeridu – Andrju
10:30 – 11:20 – Jug Band Music – Clifford Johnson
1:30-2:20 – Native Healing Songs – Pamela Ames
3:00 – 3:50 – Middle Eastern Rythms – Peter Fairley
4:30 – 5:20 – Universal Language of Rythm – Michael di Martino

Evergreen
8:00 – 8:50- Gentle Yoga with JoDee Eatmon
9:00 – 10:20 – Qi Gong – Linnie Flannigan
10:30 – 11:20 – Drum & Journeying – Michael Stone
12:00 – 12:50 – Bossa Nova Ukulele – Dani Joy
1:30 – 2:20 – Partner Yoga – Isha McCaskey

Deck
9:00 – 9:50 – Yoga – Dr. Paula
10:30 – 11:20 – Mandala Yoga – Rachel
12:00 – 12:50 – Folk Dance – Troika
1:30 – 2:20 – Drum Class – Ryan Sacco
2:30 – 3:20 – Congolese Dance – Kate Haight
4:30 – 5:20 – Steel Drums – Dale Peterson

Ponderosa
9:30 – 11:20 – Sweat Your Prayers – Jacia  
12:00 – 12:50 – Brazilian Dance – Deanna Figueira
1:30 – 2:20 – Tribal Fusion Veil Dance – Abigail
3:00 – 3:50 – Zumba – Susie Yearwood
4:30 – 5:20 – Beginning Swing – Tristan Gunderson

Discovery Stage
4:45 – 5:35 – WorldFest Chorus Rehearsal #2 – Rod Baggett
11:30 – 1:00AM – Community Drum Circle – Ryan Sacco

Teen Scene
10:00 – 10:50 – Afro Funk Hip Hop Teens – Chantou Lam
11:30 – 12:20 – Youth Juggling – EZPZ Jugglers
2:30 – 3:20 – Card Magic – Merloch Silvermaine

Kids Craft Area
9:30 – 10:20 – Kids Yoga – Dana Cohen
11:30 – 12:20 – Music Together – Beth Gillogly
1:30 – 2:20 – Youth Juggling – EZPZ Jugglers
3:00 – 3:50 – Izzi Tooinsky – Storytelling

Welcome Stage
6:00 – 6:50 – Cool Down Yoga – Dr. Paula

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Pavilion
11:30 – 12:20 – Bossa Nova Ukulele – Dani Joy
1:00 – 1:50 – Brazilian Drumming – Victor Vasquez
2:30 – 3:20 – Middle Eastern Rhythms – Peter Fairley
4:00 – 4:50- Steel Drums – Dale Peterson

Evergreen
8:00 – 8:50 – Gentle Yoga with JoDee Eatmon
10:00 – 10:50 – Laughter Yoga – Linda Kalb Hamm
11:30 – 12:20 – Qi Gong – Linnie Flannigan
2:00 – 2:50 – Introduction to Japanese Taiko Drumming – Mitzi Garnett

Deck
9:00 – 9:50- Yoga – Dr. Paula
10:30-11:20 – Jug Band Music – Clifford Johnson
12:00 – 12:50 – Folk Dance – Troika
1:30 – 2:20 – Didjeridu – Andrju
2:30 – 3:20 – The Healing Power of Rhythm – Michael DiMartino
4:30 – 5:20 – Tribal Belly Dance – Marija

Ponderosa
9:30 – 11:20 – Soul Shake Ecstatic Dance – DJ Medicine Heart
12:00 – 12:50 – Songs, Sounds, and Stories from the Sea Islands with Ranky Tanky
1:30 – 2:20 – Venezuelan Percussion & Dance with Betsayda Machado
3:00 – 3:50 – Native Healing Songs – Pamela Ames
4:30 – 5:20 – Embodied Shamanism – Michael Stone

Discovery Stage
11:00 – 11:50 – WorldFest Chorus Performance – Rod Baggett

Teen Scene
10:30 – 11:20 – Brazilian Dance Teens – Anjali Figueira
1:30 – 2:20 – Youth Juggling – EZPZ Jugglers
2:30 – 3:20 – Card Magic – Merloch Silvermaine

Discovery Stage Patio
9:30 – 10:20 – Kids Yoga – Dana Cohen

Kids Craft Area

9:00 – 9:50 – Kids Yoga – Dana Cohen
10:30 – 11:20 – Music Together Singalong – Beth Gillogly & Ann Keeling

3:00 – 3:50 – Izzi Tooinsky – Storytelling


workshop-syrclConscious Living Area

This year our Conscious Living area brings great ideas, exhibits and workshops. Full discussion and participant descriptions available at our festival information kiosks.

Click HERE for details.