Voice of Truth

Katie Gray

Voice of Truth is an offering geared toward helping people identify shame and fear in order to build true confidence, forgiveness and personal freedom. Through inspirational speaking and a guided presentation, Katie Gray creates a safe and welcoming space to help people understand the pain that is potentially holding them back from loving and living life to the fullest.

Voice of Truth is a workshop experience that is designed for participants to experience deep healing and peace together in a shared environment. I have merged group exercises, personal sharing and a sound bath meditation to awaken a sense of truth and awareness through the power of vulnerability, presence and compassion.

As women, we hold the power of the World in our wombs and the ability to birth life through our bodies. Yet, we are trained to feel weak, small & shameful.

We silently withhold our truths and experiences from one another for fear of being judged. We compete with one another rather than support one another. We put on a strong exterior so as to stay safe.

Safe from what??

What if there was enough honesty and trust to speak our truth and truly connect with one another?

What if we made the commitment to choose love instead of fear?

I believe in this birthing and freedom of the true and wild woman.

Conscious Evolution

Conscious Evolution

Dr. Krikor Andonian (KR3TURE)

What we inherited from our ancient ancestors and how we can direct our future evolution.

How did humans evolve to have such unique culture and self-aware consciousness? How has human culture been evolving over time and when in our ancestry did spirituality appear? How can the blessings that we inherited from our ancestors constrain our current and future potential? And how can we move to the next level of our potential? Together in this workshop we will go back in time and uncover the biological and cultural processes that led to the current human state of affairs and also develop the tools to aid in next major cultural shift, our Conscious Evolution.

Dr. Krikor Andonian is a plant ecologist, herbalist, and an instructor at UC Santa Cruz. His interests and expertise vary broadly and include: ecology, invasive species, evolution, human history, cultural evolution, medicinal plants, environmental science, sustainability, and re-wilding. He has taught at UC Santa Cruz, CSU Monterey Bay, De Anza College, and UC Berkeley Extension and he is equally at home in lecture halls, wilderness, or in workshops at festivals. His goals are to raise awareness of the natural world, our connection to it, and our ancestral origins through the use of science and inquiry.

Metamorphosis Journey

Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper

METAMORPHOSIS bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another.

Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life.

But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation.

Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future.

Woven together with stories of creativity and reinvention from artists, scientists, thinkers, and young children are creative, systemic solutions for our planet, and for our communities.

Metamorphosis cinematically delves into how humanity is being transformed in new ways by the environmental crises we have created.

More at : http://www.metamorphosis.media

Psychedelics in the Age of AI

Psychedelics in the Age of AI

Lorenzo Hagerty

A word that will help you better understand what is called artificial intelligence, is algorithm. Whether we realize it or not, our lives are now awash with these helpful and sometimes pesky little pieces of code that govern much of our lives. Internet searches, health-monitoring watches, the IoT, Web phones and all of the apps that we use each day are all forms of AI, and they have an impact on much of our lives. With each day bringing more of these digital critters into our world, is there a way to escape their ultimate mission to totally control us? Lorenzo Hagerty thinks so. He sincerely believes that there is still hope for us humans to escape the fate of the Borg. What is more, he sees the intelligent use of psychedelic medicines as one of the answers.

Transformational Gatherings Panel

Transformational Gatherings Panel

Imagine is one of many in-person gatherings taking place to consciously evolve culture across the globe. Come converse with a seasoned group of event producers about: Why we produce gatherings? Why do you participate in them? What’s going well, or could be done better? What’s the point of diversity? Are psychedelics a boon or holding us back? How can we integrate the culture of these ephemeral gatherings into our daily lives? Where do we go from here? (and much much more). Looking forward to the conversation!

Fear and Hope

Fear and Hope

James Michael Seehof

One of the contemporary struggles in our culture is the contraction of the psyche brought forth through feelings of fear and the expansion found in the seeking of hope and meaning. This workshop will explore the topic through an introductory discussion followed by exploration in small groups and dyads. Participants will acquire insight into their personal challenges while gaining compassion towards the struggles of others. We are moving into an age of mass participation in societal and cultural change that requires the activation and inclusion of a greater number of individuals. Dynamic format flexibility depending on the number of participants.

Carey French Consent Culture

Embodying Consent Culture

Carey French

Consent is more than “yes means yes” and “no means no,” and just talking about consent isn’t enough- it’s time we embody it!
Practicing consent well requires a deep look at social power dynamics, a commitment to undoing harmful ideas about intimacy, and a willingness to be accountable when we mess up… And beyond that, it requires us to fully inhabit our bodies, to notice sensation and communicate authentically with each other from a place of alignment and rootedness.
Come embody these skills in a choice-based container held with deep love, fierce tenderness, and committed integrity. Let’s build the world we want to live in.

Building Blocks of Community

Building Blocks of Community

Dani Bellavita & Luigi Bellavita

So you’re ready to leap out of babylonian society and live in an intentional community! Or, are you? These tool sets will equip you with an understanding of how thriving communities function, what to know before you go, and where to look for the place that matches your special needs and offerings. We’ll provide the information and practices to prepare you for a life-changing experience that will challenge you, exhilarate you, and bring forth the very best of yourself you didn’t know existed. From addressing conflict to zero waste systems – learn the ABC’s for your Plan Z!

Welcome to the Circle! Agile, Brief & Concise
The Nature of Being Human: Awareness, Boundaries & Consent
Socially Accountable Activism: Allies, Borders & Culture
What’s The Matter? Responsible Resourcery
Communiversity of Peace Talks

Kundalini Yoga & Mantra Meditation

Kundalini & Mantra Meditation

Erik Blender

A vigorous & energizing journey into Kundalini Yoga. Awaken your true power, calm your nervous system, and be empowered to manage your experience with a combination of active & accessible yoga exercises, Kundalini breath practices, mantra & meditation. This is powerful & fun yoga for harmony, happiness, & health! Sat Nam!

Authentic Relating

Authentic Relating

Jesse French & K Stellar Dutcher

Together we’ll create structured space to drop below small talk, practice emotional literacy, build community and make room for deep human connection – just as we are. We’ll build a framework for the genuine open-hearted flow that many festival-goers are seeking, and “drop in” to the beginning of a beautiful weekend together.