Daniela shares her ancestral knowledge of music, dance and drumming - passed down by her mother when Daniela was still a child. As an Indigenous Chilean, she carries her native roots in all that she does, including when delivering sound healing and dance workshops.
25th May, Tuesday 6pm
(FULL MOON) SHAMANIC DRUMMING
In respect of family and elders that Daniela continuously shares this practice with:
“Shamanic drumming will combine dance, guided meditation, drumming and singing. This will be an opportunity to reconnect with our inner power, peace and wisdom. The shamanic journey is a gateway to access our spiritual world and ancestral knowledge within. The drumming allows healing if needed and also strengthens the immune system. This powerful vibrational therapy encourages us to search for clues and answers within making possible a journey through time and space.
With love and all my relations
(Ta ñi piuke meu muleime )”
Niv is a socially engaged artist, working to share the empowering knowledge of Ancient Indian Medicine and Contemporary Movement to her community. She is a facilitator and healer, and works across mediums like video, performance and sound.
30th May, Sunday 2pm
HERBAL TEA RITUALS
Learn about the healing power of various flowers, make and take home your own ceramic mug and herbal tea blend. Create the components of your own unique herbal tea ritual.
20th June, Sunday 2pm
PRANAYAMA and SOUND HEALING + MOVEMENT
Practice the ancient Vedic techniques of breath-work and channel the vital life-force that exists within and beyond you. Niv will be co-hosting this workshop with Hand-pan musician and sound healer Baran Yildiz.
How might we embody resilience and connectivity in our everyday? How might we better listen to the intuition of our bodies and spirits? Niv guides you through a somatic journey of movement and deep listening. Dance, play and share.
Felicia is an Ayurveda and Yoga Practitioner, Herbalist and First Nations Ally. As part of the Wayapa community and as a healer, she has devoted her life to serving others through body work, and mind-body-soul-earth knowledge.
1st June, Tuesday 6pm
Wayapa is an earth connection practice, based on ancient Indigenous Australian wisdom that focuses on taking care of the Earth. It is the only recognized indigenous modality and includes and series of physical movements working through elements that can be done by everyone, a narrative meditation, talking about and taking action to be an Ally.
We will acknowledge Wayapa and how to connect it to our own lives. Talk about how we can be an ally to Mother Earth and the traditional custodians here in Australia. Learn of Australia's bush calendar, seasons, flora and fauna - learn how to make a bush tea and steam. Learn of the 14 elements, their meanings and physical expressions. We will then do the practice together. Bring a piece of nature with you to add to our mandala.
Aaron is a First Nations youth mentor, yoga guide and AOD & MH Counsellor.
6th June, Sunday 2pm
RESILIENCE AND EMPOWERMENT
As a survivor of addiction, alcoholism and suicide Aaron has found a solution for these struggles in connection, conversation and community. Through his lived experience he recalls the early days of isolation and exclusion and then moments that changed his life. Now working in community for those facing similar challenges he promotes connection and understanding as the way out of the darkness that many of us are facing on a daily basis.
Tony is a dancer and mover, navigating styles such as voguing, kpop, afro and contemporary. He arrived to Sydney from France in early 2019, and has been teaching afro classes in the CBD. He is now involved in his community's street and studio scene.
8th June, Tuesday 6pm
AFRO DANCE and RELEASE
Learning how to define oneself through the expression of dance, when it is feels challenging to authentically do so in one's everyday social settings, can be powerful. This workshop focuses on body awareness and self-acceptance through guided exercises and contemporary styles such as afro-pop.
Nadeena is a Wiradjury, Yuin and Gadigal (Dharug - Boorongberrigal clan) Indigenous multi-disciplinary artist. Her practice encompasses print making, photography, video and sound. She is recognized as a master weaver in Indigenous Cultural Traditions. Her cultural practices include dance, song, theatre and contemporary ceremony.
13th June, Sunday 2pm
Nadeena retraces story, meaning and connection - as a fluid ongoing dialogue through ancestral story worlds interconnected to astronomy, seasons and traditional gathering practices. She creates opportunities to feel the radical power of art as a practice of resistance.
Eve E. White
Eve is a proud Wiradjuri woman. Her belief is that we can bring about deep healing through connecting people back to their culture and back onto country. Connecting with culture on Country with elders through ceremony, art, dance and bush medicine has helped Eve in so many ways. She now shares this with others.
15th June, Tuesday 6pm
CONNECTING TO COUNTRY
A unique class interweaving vinyasa yoga flow, dance and Qi Gong with Aboriginal culture, making connections between these powerful and ancient philosophies. Thinking about these movements in relation to the living environment - going beyond physical elements and grounding ourselves in the interdependent relationship between individuals and their ancestral lands and seas.
Baran is a multi-instrumentalist from Turkey. His music combines melodies and rhythms of the Middle East and Africa with a modern touch on the hand pan, piano and various percussion instruments. He is a world music percussionist and composer. His first album Interbeing, blends various modern world and neo-classical music elements and presents enchanting instrumental soundscapes.
20th June, Sunday 2pm
PRANAYAMA AND SOUND HEALING
Baran will assist Niv in her Pranayama workshop by creating an other worldly atmosphere through percussion and soothing melodies. Travel through various levels of energy and awareness as guided by his healing frequencies.
Diego is an agronomist from Chile. His research includes soil care and healthy agricultural practices. He has dedicated his life to learning and sharing the ways in which we can live more harmoniously within our natural environments.
22nd June, Tuesday 6pm
Many of us have lost our connections to the food that sustains us and their origins. Diego will be taking us through activities that inspire a more holistic relationship with food. We will trace the stories of our food; their physical and spiritual journeys. This workshop will begin with a light Ayurvedic supper.
Closing Dinner and Drinks with the Facilitators
27th June, Sunday 5pm
Participants that join 5 or more workshops are invited to a free dinner with the organizers, facilitators and artists involved in the workshops. Connect more intimately and form lasting relationships with these powerful mentors as well as other participants. This will be a joyful and golden evening of food, music and connectivity.