ELECTRONIC AWAKENING – Documentary screening with Q&A session afterwards
In Electronic Awakening, director Andrew Johner lifts the veil on an underground spiritual movement that has developed within electronic music cultures worldwide. This close encounter with the mysticism of rave questions the origin of religion, and offers insight into future of man’s spirituality. It investigates this culture’s significance to the prophecies of 2012, how this bizarre and sacral relationship to electronic music has evolved the group overtime, and where it all seems to be leading them…
DMT- THE SPIRIT MOLECULE – Documentary Screening
The Spirit Molecule investigates dimethyltryptamine (DMT), an endogenous psychoactive compound, which exists in humans as well as in numerous species of plants and animals. The feature-length documentary traces Dr. Rick Strassman’s government sanctioned human DMT research and its many trials, tribulations, achievements, and inconceivable realizations. This includes looking deeper into the intense psychedelic experience that DMT causes when consumed, and examining DMT’s scientific, spiritual, and cultural relevance. Ultimately, The Spirit Molecule explores the connections between cutting-edge neuroscience, quantum physics, and human spirituality.
What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery http://CropCircleMovie.com is an award-winning feature documentary about the ever-evolving crop circle phenomenon, made by someone central to the goings on. It was shot in southern England, where power centers like Avebury and Stonehenge provide an ancient backdrop for this enigma of our time. The movie features the colorful mavericks who have given their lives to research and report on this great mystery, plus great circle footage. The film got a very good review in the NY Times http://tinyurl.com/7chal9m, the first time the paper has mentioned crop circles in decades! And the filmmaker, Suzanne Taylor, was Rosie O’Donnell’s last guest on her Oprah Winfrey Network talk show: http://theconversation.org/blog/all-things-coming-up-rosie.org
Music Production and Performance using Ableton Live with VESPERS (certified Ableton trainer clinic)
Vesper, and Vocalist Kelsey Grant
This is a specially designed workshop, catering to the festival community. We cover how to construct rhythms from a palette of electronic and organic sounds (some of which will be recorded live at the workshop), and how to design bass sounds that dance around the beats. Once we have the foundation of a song down, we’ll experiment jamming with live instruments and synths over top and using Ableton’s realtime looping and glitching tools to create a hypnotic soundscape. The intention for this workshop is to expand the musical horizons of the participants and co-create a beautiful piece of music. Here is a video of people who’ve attended my workshops: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ev7QgwJk3o
Top 10 Tips & Tricks producing and performing in Ableton
Byron Fredrick (PhonoTactic)
Byron Fredrick (Phonotactic) takes you though his top list of tips and tricks for composing and performing with Ableton including:
-Live performance sets
-Creating beats (drum kits available in Ableton)
-ad hoc mastering chains to give your live music that extra oomph!
-using automation in a live setting
-why he’s in love with Operator
-effect sends (so you channel your inner King Tubby or Lee Scratch Perry)
-what’s exciting me about ableton going forward
Inner Journeys Ecstatic Dance Workshop
Quantum physics and other topics
Motion Notion’s most popular discussion-led workshop year over year.
Not limited to quantum physics
1.5 hour workshop Ariel silk workshop led by Stephanie “Spark” Norm to introduce festival attendees to this art form. Stephanie has brought her talents to premier festivals like Burning Man in 2011 and teaches this craft out of Calgary. We are pleased to work with Stephanie at this year’s MoNo both as a workshop instructor and performer.
Serpentine: An intro to Bellydancing
Angelina McKellar-Thorne and Sally Myrfield
Specializing in both traditional and fusion styles of bellydance, Sally and Angelina teach professionally, and perform locally and internationally at high profile events, music festivals, theatrical revues & more. Their performances create an atmosphere that is both ancient and modern, combining smooth, sultry, seamless technique with powerful percussion & captivating energy – the Art of Bellydance!
Infusion Therapy through Partnered Massage
Stan Kachiuk & Jasmyn Steinke
Infusion Therapy is a multicultural blend of massage styles that teaches people massage-based movement patterns. This is a fun and easy way to relearn our first language of touch. The massage techniques explored through this class are meant to expand our syntax of relating to one another. The class is offered in such a way that you can easily practice what you have learned at home and on a daily basis if you wish.
This is a partnered class and is done fully clothed on a yoga mat or blanket Side effects include: empathic social-ability, may lead to a social revolution of community living.
Supporting Evolution with Geodesic Domes
In this workshop we will explore the numerous benefits of using geodesic domes as shelter, especially in these times.
You will be provided all the info needed for you to confidently start to build your own cost effective home dome.
We will also look at the challenges of building and living in a geodome, and what systems you can incorporate to make it a comfortable home.
Rites of Passage, for resilient community and individuals.
Rite of passage have been a way of consciously marking transitions using ceremonial rites in cultures around the world. By doing this the community is bound together tighter, people find their purpose easier, heal trauma,and locate mentors and both individual and community are better able to thrive as a number of examples of benefits.These rites have been weakening and disappearing for the past 200 years and now it is resurfacing as people consciously or unconsciously are finding ways to shift from one stage of life to another. In this workshop we will examine the healthy and the unhealthy ways that this is happening. We will look at how to engage in contemporary rites of passage while drawing from the wisdom of the past. The role of dance culture as a transition from youth to adulthood and mature adulthood will also be discussed.
Love Sex Intelligence
LSI is a community forum both online and taking place live that brings discussion around how to cultivate conscious relating and more sacred forms of sexuality. These forms of discussion have been an undercurrent in the intentional dance culture for over a decade. The aim is to assist us all in being empowered in love whether single, partnered,married or separated drawing from our collective wisdom. With this aim we can have stronger communities in service to the greater whole of humanity living in balance with Earth.
Sobey Wing has been an instrument of Love Sex Intelligence inspired by a group of friends who met periodically to support one another in their relationship issues. This led to Harmony circles involving men and women circles conjoined as well as workshops at various festivals and neotribal dance community retreats. He also has facilitated online LSI dialogues and forums on Tribal Harmonix community portal hub (http://www.tribalharmonix.org) as well as on Facebook.( https://www.facebook.com/groups/66350684635/
This workshop will blend together discussion of “elemental nutrition” with a healing movement dance nourishing the mind, body and spirit!
Money as it exists today is the very antithesis of the sacred. Collectively we have weaved a story that empowers money’s growth to unheard of levels and stockpiles it into the hands of a few, all the while feeding a giant that violates fundamental natural laws. It is in complete dissonance with our loving instincts when internal impulses toward generosity are dissipated by the thought, “I can’t afford to”. Is it possible to re-define our agreements about money so as to better connect our gifts with our needs – to bring this tool into resonance with our hearts?
There is no doubt that the insatiable greed of money is destroying the Earth as we empty the oceans, clear-cut the forests, strip the soil, and wipe out species all in the name of profit. Fortunately, the money system as we have known it is breaking down. Inspired by the work of Charles Eisenstein, we will explore the collectively evolving paradigms as we shift from separation to connection, the forces driving the present collapse, the new money solutions being created to embody the emerging stories, and how we can individually and collectively contribute to it.
The current crises gift us a beautiful window to re-connect with one another, to build a sense of community, and to co-create a loving world that gives every human being the opportunity to fully explore their gifts. It will consist of a presentation of the material outlined in the description and will also incorporate a practical, hands-on activity (gift circle) with the intention of providing tools for the audience to take home and implement themselves.
Languaging the Magic Mushroom
James W Jesso
The workshop I would like to present addresses the underlying mechanisms of psilocybin mushrooms that lead to psycho-spiritual maturation and perspectives on their responsible use as sacred medicine.
Psilocybin Mushrooms provide one the opportunity to go on a great journey, a journey of miraculous perceptions and paradigm-bending ideas. Yet often the true significance is missed and many of the experiences stimulated by the “magic” mushroom are confusing and end up being placed into a category of your memory reserved for absurdity and often omitted from your daily life and self-image.
This workshop discusses the manner in which psilocybin mushrooms works in conjunction with your subconscious to create an infinitely unique experience that shines light on whatever psycho-spiritual challenges you are facing at that time and how to we can learn from it. I present a framework that will help people to work with their own experiences. I also create a safe space within this workshop where people can feel comfortable expressing themselves and sharing their stories
I’d like to show people the basics of tea-leaf reading and how fun and easy it is. It would involve just drinking a cup of tea which each other, and then, if they choose, reading for another person. They will most likely want to read just for themselves first. They’ll have paper provided to write things down too, or they could bring their own journals or whatever they want.
What’s all the Hoopla About?
Want to know what the big hoopla is with hooping, one of the fastest growing prop arts? Now is your chance! This is a beginners workshop for those who have never hooped before or are in the beginner stages. You’ll learn the basics to hooping, some combinations and concepts. We will be using adult sized hula hoops, some will be provided but please bring your own hoops if you have them.
Let`s Get Tricky!
Join Amanda in an intermediate level, trick based hooping workshop for those who have been hooping for a while and would like to enhance what skills you do have. We will explore some of my favorite hooping moves and combinations and you’ll leave with some new tricky tricks designed to impress! We will be using adult sized hula hoops, preferably polypro or 1/2″ tubing, some will be provided but please bring your own hoops if you have them.
Noah Weigel & Ben McKay
Is it time for something new and exciting in your life? Luminous Fractal and Sacred Hands cordially invite you to partake in an exercise of balance and illusion. Contact jugglers of all shapes, sizes, colours and creeds are encouraged, nay! Urged to come join in. Not a contact juggler? Are you sure? Better come check, just to be safe, balls will be provided but if you have your own maybe it would like to come too. This workshop will cover the fundamentals of body rolling and Isolation. Its aim is to teach the principles behind the magic so that you may leave understanding how to teach yourself. But that’s not to say that you won’t go home with a few tricks that’ll knock your grandma’s socks off! Multi-ball palming lessons will also be available upon request, however, this will depend on the group sizes due to the amount of balls required per person (no pun intended).
So come join in, you’ll be glad you did, because even the most fumbly bumbly of us fancy monkeys can enjoy the power of play… And isn’t that what it’s all about?
Noah Weigel & Ben McKay
Do you love crazyness? then you don’t wanna miss this workshop! Get introduced to cutting edge juggling that will blow your mind! Its so fresh their are still few masters of the art. Styckball is a co-opertive game that plays like hackysack but has to be seen to be believed, it combines staff spinning and contact juggling with the insanity of sphere balancing. Easy to learn but difficult to master, this art can push your brain to develop new levels of co-ordination and focus. The workshop is 100% hands on and 1000% fun, absolutely no juggling experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided, just bring your enthusiasm.
The teachers, Luminous Fractal and Sacred Hands are the styckball pioneers in North America, who are pushing the art into its next evolution of complexity. Ready to get stoked? watch these guys throw down mad skills in this video
Two 2 hour yoga workshops- Surya Dancingbuddha is a veteran yoga instructor who has integrated numerous styles of traditional and partner yoga to focus on alignment and confidence in body movement. His talents also extend to acrobatics and a unique sense of creativity in expressing cues that push perceived limitations. His ability to connect play with strength and movement creates an experience that invites deeper growth. He offers services in thai massage, nutrition counseling and private yoga instruction.
Yoga For The Soul
Fully certified yoga instructor, with the compassion to share with others. guiding ashtanga Flow, nidra & vipassna meditation. An experience to connect with the soul and mother earth.
Sacred Fusion Yoga & Live Percussion
Laura Burki and Trevor Nugent-Smith