Administrative & Operations Lead
Returning The Sacred To The Mother
Keynote Speaker Michelle Schenandoah
Friday September 8th Following Opening circle
Michelle Schenandoah is an inspirational speaker, writer, thought leader and traditional member of the Onʌyota’:aka (Oneida) Nation Wolf Clan of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. She presented as a spiritual advisor to the Pope in the First Nations Delegation at the Vatican that prompted his apology regarding Indian Residential Schools. She is the founder of the non-profit Rematriation dedicated to uplifting Indigenous women’s voices. Raised in a family of traditional leadership, she carries the values and responsibilities of being a Haudenosaunee woman throughout her life. Inspired by her grandmothers who led generations of Oneida Nation land claims, Michelle carries her ancestors’ passion to rematriate her people’s lands and bring about the truthful telling of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy’s global influence on modern democracy and women’s rights. Through her storytelling as a filmmaker, writer and speaker, Michelle creates safe spaces to share tools and resources that she has learned from her own healing journey and lived experiences. Currently, Michelle is a Soros Open Societies Equality Fellow and a MIT SOLVE Indigenous Communities Fellow.
She is also co-founder, owner and principal at Indigenous Concepts Consulting with her husband, Neal Powless; they help businesses and media companies develop their own organizational best practices through an Indigenous value based lens.
Rematriation is an interactive storytelling platform led by Indigenous women that provide support and programming for the Indigenous Sisterhood. Rematriation's public content aims to engage both Indigenous Peoples and allies to promote coexistence with Mother Earth, each other and ourselves.
Rematriation offers public content on social platforms to build allies to educate and overcome stereotypes. Rematriation’s Indigenous sisters gather and produce articles, podcasts and videos to share across digital platforms. Their goal is to provide space in the media for authentic Indigenous women’s voices, which have been silenced for far too long, and presence has been absent or hyper-sexualized. Indigenous Peoples are now telling their stories with the strength of their grandmothers behind them.
Another part of Rematriation’s work is holding private space that supports Indigenous women in the restoration of individual, family, and community-based wellness. The Rematriation mobile app provides a safe traditional knowledge-sharing space for Indigenous Peoples to privately share their stories, struggles and teachings. Rematriation’s programs and content engages hundreds of Haudenosaunee women and other Indigenous Sisters across Turtle Island, including Canada and Mexico. New Sisters are joining daily -- creating an ever-growing network of Indigenous women. This culturally safe space for healing and inspiration keeps their network of multi-generational Sisters connected in their daily lives. By providing clear teachings and pathways to promote cultural, mental and physical wellness. Healing in their spaces is not hierarchical; they instead encourage the individual gifts within each Sister and learn from one another. Rematriation is supported by the strong women in their community, including their Clan Mothers, Faithkeepers, medicine women, traditional healers, storytellers and artists. Each woman in their Sisterhood of over 1,200 women impacts at least three people: sisters, aunties, children and parents, so their reach is exponential. Additionally, their social/online impact on the public is more significant and ranges up to twenty thousand.
As the world faces an unprecedented global crisis on many fronts, it is imperative to integrate Indigenous knowledge, practices and principles into mainstream living. It is Rematriation’s goal to center the voices of Indigenous women who hold traditional knowledge about living in balance with Mother Earth and understand accurate equity, democracy, and justice. Help Rematriation plant a promising future for all of us by supporting their ongoing programs, gatherings and content with the united goal of returning the sacred to the mother. Learn more about Rematriation, listen to their stories, donate or sign up for their virtual newsletter today on their website at rematriation.com
Witness to Injustice / KAIROS Blanket Exercise™
Friday September 8th, 12:15 pm-3:15 pm @ Green Woman Stage
Fifteen years ago, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition in Canada worked with Indigenous elders and teachers to develop an interactive way of learning the history most are never taught. The Blanket Exercise was the result; it has since been offered thousands of times. Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) have worked closely with KAIROS Canada and members of the Onondaga Nation to adapt the exercise to teach the experiences of Indigenous Peoples impacted by the United States.
The Blanket Exercise uses Indigenous methodologies and aims to build an understanding of our shared history as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by walking through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone is actively involved as they step onto blankets representing the land and into the role of First Nations Peoples. By engaging emotionally and intellectually, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases empathy & respect.
This is a unique interactive educational experience. It uses participatory practices to share the disturbing history of what Indigenous Peoples have suffered through colonization. The program seeks to foster truth, understanding, and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the part of the world now known as the United States; especially in the territory stewarded by people of the Onondaga Nation and other Haudenosaunee peoples.
Through the use of meaningful quotes and blankets that represent part of Turtle Island (the Western Hemisphere), we explore this shared history that non-native people rarely learn in school or other settings. The Exercise helps participants deepen their understanding about the European colonization of Turtle Island, learning through the eyes of our Indigenous neighbors. It details the denial of Indigenous peoples’ nationhood throughout U.S. history up to the present time. After the Witness to Injustice Exercise, participants have the opportunity to share with the group what they learned, felt, etc., and, resources are shared by facilitators to help participants continue to learn more.
We hope this program stimulates deep discussion and reflection, and points the way toward ongoing steps to address the grievous wrongs which have been done to Indigenous Peoples. Join Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) and Haudenosaunee facilitators as we participate in learning and dialogue through this exercise.
Migiziikwe Eagle Spirit Dancer
Saturday Performance at the Temple Stage
Offering Coherence Healings Throughout the weekend
Blessings Of The Energy Centers $120
Vibrant, exciting, and extravagant dancing is the experience you can expect to get at a Indigenous gathering also known as Pow Wows. Be moved by the vivid and inspiring performance that Migiziikwe Eagle Spirit Dancer gives you as she shares unique and exhilarating singing and dance styles passed down from generation to generation by her ancestors. She aims to cultivate and captivate all audiences worldwide about the magnificence, the craft, and the nobility of the Indigenous way of life. She has performed in a variety of settings from classrooms, art galleries, museums, festivals, and universities promoting awareness on cultural diversity and unity.To give you more insight on the details of Migiziikwe's performances, she teaches the cultural significance about the dance, regalia (dress), the importance of the singing/drumming and why we practice these sacred traditions today.So she invites you to be a part of her mission and movement in educating, inspiring, and creating a pathway to bridge the gap between all communities through these cultural traditions.
(Swannanoa. North Carolina)
African Drumming Workshop\
Thursday Pre-Gathering Intensive- $100
September 7th 4:45-6:30pm @ Reishi Tent
ALL GENDERS WELCOME THURSDAY
Saturday September 9th 8:00PM-9:15PM WILD WOMEN Drum Circle
Mz. imani is a visionary woman whose voice, spirit and drumming has a way of weaving its way into people’s lives. As a musician and spiritual alchemist, Mz. imani blends respect for the laws of nature with deep faith in spirit’s desire for humanity to live in peace. The outcome of this combination co-creates harmony, the essential gold that the alchemists have sought through the ages.
She is the lead instigator of Conscious Collaborations, a production team that sponsors All Night Fire Circle events and local drum and dance events tp help the heart of humanity heal, One Fire At A Time.She has been playing the hand drums for nearly 20 years and has been heavily influenced by Baba Olatunji, as a person, a teacher and a spiritual being. imani has persued the spirit of the drum with Darrell Rose, Mamady Keita, the Fire Circle Community and the many children she has shared drumming with.
She is an ordained minister, and is a skilled ceremonialist. Her passion is to collaborate and sponsor Fire Circle events, called Sacred Soul Fire, nationwide. As a shamanic practitioner she consciously weaves her music into the healing matrix of the universe.
Mz. imani is an accredited teacher of Alchemical Healing, an empowerment based healing art form that was brought forth by Nicki Scully and Mark Hallert. AH is a practice that relys on developing relationships with subtle forms of energy. It calls into practice all skills that experience has gifted us with and provides opportunities to deepen relationships with a team of allies including elemental forces, plant spirits and totemic animal spirits.
(Albany, New York)
Class: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH Sacred Drum Making Workshop
Pre Registration needed-LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE
Create your own 12" drum with the guidance of Zelda
Thursday, September 7th 10AM-4:30 PM @ Green Woman Stage
$350 to secure your space for the Pre-Gathering Intensive
All Genders Welcome
Offering Intuitive Readings Throughout the weekend
Zelda was raised in the Native American Tradition of the Haudenosaunee, on the Kahnawaka Mohawk reservation in Canada. She visited her grandmother and other elders, who were her first teachers, guiding her in the traditions and sacred ways of their people.
Her Spirit gifts include being a spiritual intuitive, spirit guided healer, author, visionary, and creator of sacred space. She uses Crystal Bowls, Drums and Rattles to promote healing through sound vibrations. In 2012 she received a profound vision that has guided her to create the Sacred Dream Circles Project.She was not told initially of the significance of her vision. After eight long years, upon the completion of 21 dream circles a grandmother from the spirit realm came to her saying, “you have now completed the 21 council of the Blue Star”.
This is a calling to all who are yearning to learn through love, kindness, respect, responsibility, equality, honesty and humility. Only by keeping to this path can we meet our responsibilities to ourselves and one another.
Arcoiris Lamat Ka
SOMATIC MOVEMENT WORKSHOP 2 hour Intensive on Friday ($25 Donation):
Arcoiris Lamat Ka will help us to invoke the energy of the four elements to heal, empower, and amplify the essence of our inner child. Through this workshop, we will learn methods to recharge and activate all four elements in our mental, emotional, physical, and energetic bodies. We will learn movement practices, dances and rituals generating incredible energy and help improve health and harmony, allowing us to enter the state of being truly empowered, free, relaxed, and joyful. Temple School practices bring out the energy of our inner child and help us to release old programming and energetic blocks so that we may feel fully seen, heard, and valued.
Friday September 8th 9:30-11:30am @ Lavender Tent
Cacao Circle During The Fire Ceremony
Saturday, September 9th 7:30PM-8:00PM @ Temple Stage
Arcoiris has traveled all the way from Mexico City to share her energetic offerings. She travels internationally to help women remember, empower, and activate their inner child and to heal and attune with the womb temple of humanity, using transformational tools based on cosmic law and psychomagic. Her current focus is working with womb-carriers.
》Certified instructor at the Temple School of feminine ancestral practices as a resource for the sacred energy.
》Transpersonal Psychotherapist with more than 15 years of experience
》Certified coach in metaphysics and neurolinguistic programming
》Emotional Intelligence coach to unlocking women talents
》Initiated for the performance of Womb Purification rituals
》Producer and Dj
》Founder of the conscious festival High Energies
Class 1: RHYTHMS AND CYCLES: EMBODYING THE WISDOM OF OUR MENSTRUAL CYCLE
We can attune to the rhythm of the larger macrocosm and nature by witnessing and honoring the cycles of our own physical body. In this class you will learn (this may require some un-learning, and perhaps re-learning) the truth about not only tracking your cycle, but understanding the phases of the cycle and how to support and optimize each. I will be sharing how lifestyle and herbs can enhance womb and reproductive health, and how the cycle can support our lifestyles. Expect some myth busting and radical self-awareness in this session!
Saturday September 8th 11-12:15 pm@ Lavender Tent
Class 2: PRACTICING SELF-LOVE WITH MAYAN ABDOMINAL MASSAGE
I will be demonstrating (on myself) how you can find your abdominal pulse and practice a self-care technique in this intro to Mayan Abdominal Massage class. We will also discuss when it’s appropriate to do it, as well as when to avoid, and any other modifications. Bring a mat or blanket to lay on, and some oil or lotion for the massage.
Sunday September 9th 11-12:15 pm @ Box Elder Tent
Marina Buksov is a Functional Medicine Pharmacist (PharmD), Health Coach, Herbal Educator, and lifelong learner of the Healing Arts. She is the creator of Build Your Holistic Herbal Practice course mentoring other healthcare professionals in clinical herbal as well as business skills. She is also a Functional Medicine Pharmacist as part of PharmToTable telehealth platform.
Marina guides practitioners to rediscover their passion for medicine by expanding their mind and clinical skills to include natural, holistic, alternative and herbal medicine from which conventional pharmacy practice originated! She believes in honoring plants as food and medicine for sustainable & sovereign health.
When she is not working or studying, Marina likes to dance, paint, and tinker with various concoctions (tea blends, meals, DIY projects). She lives with her husband, two adorable kiddos and two mischievous kitties in NYC.
Connect with Marina at drmarinabuksov.com.
Class 1: AN EXPLORATION INTO MOXIBUSTION
Come learn the ancient art of Moxibustion as discussed in the Huang Di Nei Jing. We will go into the history of using the herb Artemisia vulgaris and other varieties of Moxa. This is a hands-on class where you will get to work with Moxa. We will make a Moxa stick, and learn many applications and contra-indications of moxa. We will go over modern ways of using Moxibustion to treat various ailments. Moxa is a very potent herbal remedy that you should have in your arsenal,
Saturday September 9th 3-4:15pm @ Reishi Tent
Tiffany Robbins is a clinical herbalist and educator. She is passionate about teaching herbal medicine. Her love for the green world encompasses natural food preparation, ethnobotany, ethical wildcrafting, fiber arts, herbal remedies, and natural perfumery.
Tiffany along with two other herbalists founded a community herb school in Philadelphia. She also teaches at herb schools and conferences across the country and does private consulting. Tiffany is a Penn State Master Gardener and Tree Tender. Tiffany’s biggest claim to fame is her family. She is happily married with three awesome children and a rambunctious cat named Tomato round out the family.
Migiziikwe Eagle Spirit Dancer
Workshop Journey Through Breath
Saturday September 9th at 11:00am-12:15pm @ Box Elder Tent
Vibrant, exciting, and extravagant dancing is the experience you can expect to get at a Indigenous gathering also known as Pow Wows. Be moved by the vivid and inspiring performance that Migiziikwe Eagle Spirit Dancer gives you as she shares unique and exhilarating singing and dance styles passed down from generation to generation by her ancestors. She aims to cultivate and captivate all audiences worldwide about the magnificence, the craft, and the nobility of the Indigenous way of life. She has performed in a variety of settings from classrooms, art galleries, museums, festivals, and universities promoting awareness on cultural diversity and unity.
To give you more insight on the details of Migiziikwe's performances, she teaches the cultural significance about the dance, regalia (dress), the importance of the singing/drumming and why we practice these sacred traditions today.
So she invites you to be a part of her mission and movement in educating, inspiring, and creating a pathway to bridge the gap between all communities through these cultural traditions.
Twila Holloway Smith
(New Windsor, New York)
Class: FAMILY CONSTELLATIONS
Sunday September 10th 1:45-3:00pm @ Box Elder Tent
What happens in a Family Constellation?
Someone identifies a personal issue – relationship, business, children, family or health – and selects group members to represent family members or aspects of the situation. The positioning and the representatives help reveal dynamics within the family system, as representatives mysteriously take on characteristics of what needs to be seen in the field of consciousness. The facilitator notices and points out patterns, helping the focus client to restore respect, dignity and love, especially for those who’ve been excluded or forgotten. As reconciliation is achieved, the genuine love and strength in the family can begin to flow. Each person who attends a constellation session, whether participant, focus client or observer, can experience the profound effects of this shift.
You'll walk away with greater understanding of how your struggles are rooted in family dynamics. You'll release family burdens, gain greater freedom from old patterns, and strengthen connections. Family Constellations create movements of the soul where previously people felt stuck. Whether it's broken intimacy, financial failure, self-sabotage, illnesses or career struggles. These problems are rooted in family wounds and this is what Family Constellations heal.
What if I don't know what problem I wish to address?
People who attend a group constellation session may participate in several ways:
Some simply observe.
Some serve as representatives, agreeing to stand in for family members or aspects that relate to the issue that is to be explored.
A person may volunteer to “work,” having identified an issue that he or she is ready to address.
Twila Holloway Smith MA, MS, Clairsentient, Clairvoyant, Veteran, Teacher and Subtle Activist.
Practicing Appalachian Granny Witch Style herbalism in communion with the natural world.
Systemic and Family Constellation Facilitator Trained in Seeing With Your Heart/Act With Your Heart Programs with Dan Booth Cohen, PhD, and Emily Blefeld LCSW from 2016-2019, Systemic and Family Constellation Facilitator training with Francesca Mason Boring in 2018. And Herbalist Uprising with Anna Cohen and Emily Blefeld in 2017.
Gentle Tarot Reader since 2001 using Tarot of the Old Path
Studied Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection with Dr. Eric Pearl and Kelly Woodruff in 2007.
Lifespan Sexuality Educator since 2012 and Special Education middle school teacher since 2003.
Twila will use a variety of modalities to tune into your field of consciousness, and illuminate hidden dynamics that may be keeping you from living your fullest life, while restoring balance and harmony. Spedteachtwi@gmail.com (845) 325-1798
(Rochester, New York)
Class 1: PROPER POSTPARTUM CARE IS NECESSARY FOR A HEALTHY SOCIETY
This session is for everyone! Together we will explore the importance of community through
the lens of postpartum care. We are physiologically designed to need each other, as our health
and vitality are inherently linked to the quality of community support we receive. A key for us
to step from a culture of survival into a thriving people is to create environments that facilitate
the development of healthy nervous systems. The postpartum period offers us a great
opportunity for this work. Here in the United States, most new mothers and families do not
receive proper postpartum care, which gives rise to physical and mental illness. Coming
together to ensure the health and vitality of our postpartum families is a critical element in this
Great Turning toward thriving life. Join me as we explore the impact that the reclamation and
application of proper postpartum care will have on the world.
Saturday September 9th 3-4:15pm @ Lavender Tent
Class 2: BIRTH CIRCLE
Join me in circle with song and story. Being witnessed is a crucial aspect to our development,
healing, and belonging. Let's gather in love and share our experience of birth. Please come and
lay your story down and allow this circle the honor holding you in your evolution as a mother.
Please bring with you anything that will allow you to settle into the space. This is a time to be
Sunday September 10th 11-12:15pm @ Lavender Tent
Kathleen is a mother of three children ages 23, 11, and 9, which she considers her highest
credential. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a BA in English Lit, she
continued to educate herself through intensive trainings and life experience that truly fed her.
Kathleen's current official title is Professional Childbirth Consultant, Family Advocate, and
Herbal Educator. Those close to her call her a Community Witch, and was recently honored
with a client referring to her as an "Organic Therapist." Putting her money where her mouth is,
Kathleen has invested time and resource into her own therapy and inner work equivalent to an
academic degree. Her education includes various doula trainings, the most impactful having
been with Whapio of The Matrona. Kathleen is an alumni of the herbal apprenticeship program
at Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials, completed Aviva Romm's invaluable Herbal
Medicine for Women course, and is currently diving into the wealth of information offered by
The School of Evolutionary Herbalism. She is also a trained Montessori Teacher and a Certified
Innate Postpartum Care Provider. Kathleen believes that honoring the physiology of the
pregnant, birthing, and postpartum body is key to our healing as a culture, and that this
physiologic map can be found held by indigenous people and the culture keepers that trace us
all back to our alignment with the planet. If you ask Kathleen what is her passion she will say,
"villaging, because this is where we need to return."
Class 1: Relationship Synarchy
Saturday September 9th 3:00-4:15 pm @ Box Elder Tent
Class 2:Unitive Justice Workshop
Sunday September 10th 3:15-4:30 pm @ Reishi Tent
Alexis has been defying the bounds of her own reality for years. Aiming to create a realm in which she is the weaver of her own web along with collaborating to build a community of like minded individuals with the goal of existing outside the societal norms, she truly believes that with the right intention. energy, and persistence we can thrive in a world that supports one another and is in unity. Alexis' has been a co creator for Unify events, a platform where the healing arts and music merge in a festival setting. Along with collaborating on the star tribe alliance vision. She currently resides in Colorado and is actively involved in the healing arts,music, and dance community around Denver.
Charity Joy Robinson
(East Hampton,New York)
Workshop: Kalaripayattu – Ancient Indian Martial Art
Sunday September 10th 9:30-10:45 am @ Reishi Tent
A closer connection to our ancestral animal and warrior lineages through this ancient Indian martial art, Kalarippayattu, led by instructor Charity Joy Robinson. Are you ready to challenge your body with the oldest martial art in existence, dating back 12,000 years?
Be ready to explore this practice focusing on both physical and mental training. We will begin with a chant to honor the lineage and the gurus who have passed on their wisdom, followed by full body warm-ups, and stretches, and from there moving into basic techniques including, kicks, punches, blocks and stances, which are taught to ensure proper form and safety. A big part of Kalripayattu is animal movements and stances which will also be explored in this session. The class will begin and end with a short salutation form, which is quite related to a yoga salutation.
It is a unique class designed to increase flexibility, focus, strength and agility throughout the body and mind. Be prepared to engage in a practice that will challenge your body and at the same time discover the joy of moving in such a way like the ancient warriors. Everyone Welcome and should wear loose comfortable clothing.
Charity Joy Robinson has been teaching, traveling, and facilitating movement for over twenty years around the world. She is a certified 200-hour yoga teacher with over 900 hours of studies with master teachers from around the planet. Kalaripayattu (Indian martial arts) practitioner and instructor, Thai massage practitioner (16 years), studying in Thailand for 2 years and throughout the US, Dj and creator of Elemental Ecstatic Dance, Elemental Energetic Healer, Equine and Unwind Creator, High Priestess/Wiccan in training, and Holy Fire Reiki Master. Charity finds so much joy assisting people in connecting to their bodies and realizing what a gift it is to be embodied.
Charity taught all over the Eastern Caribbean for seven years including creating a Health and Wellness program, which she facilitated on the island of Mustique for over three and a half years. She also was a guest teacher in boutique hotels in southeast Asia. Charity still creates programs utilizing her skill set to match the group she is working with.
Charity then shifted completely and lived in the Hamptons on the east end of Long Island for 6 years where she created and facilitated dance/yoga programs for kids and adults, created a kombucha company and enjoyed every moment of nature, while self teaching herself to dj to create curated music for schools as a dance/yoga instructor. Recently, Charity returned from travelling in Australia where she was studying the ancient Indian martial art of Kalarippayattu .
Charity facilitates in Florida, Colorado, the Hamptons, and around the Northeast throughout the year. She travels beyond if the request is there.
When you have the experience of a session with Charity, be prepared to have FUN and be challenged in a way you never knew your body would enjoy. Charity utilizes music in her teachings through specifically curated dj mixes as well as playing harmonium, didgeridoo, and drums.
Thai Yoga Massage with Charity Joy
Indulge in the soothing world of Thai Yoga Massage, a holistic bodywork experience that blends ancient techniques, modern relaxation and Charity’s own intuitiveness in working with bodies for over 20 years.
Description: This massage is provided on a mat on the floor, and is facilitated with hands, feet, and by putting you into various different stretches, twists, and poses and using body weight to work with the pressure comfortable to you. Receiver should comfortable loose clothing.
Benefits of Thai Yoga Massage:
• Frees the flow of vital energy in the body
• Improves posture, breathing, flexibility, digestion, and circulation.
• Muscles are stretched, and inner organs toned
Often a deep sense of peace can be experienced during and after treatment.
(Painted Post, New York)
Saturday September 9th 9:30-10:45 am @ Box Elder Tent
Class: CHAKRA PAINTING CLASS- This is an unique approach to connecting with your Chakra systems health and vitality. Our paint brush becomes like a pendulum-each brushstroke creates an energetic representation of our Chakra. In this class you are provided: *Guided Meditation *Affirmation to support your chakra center *In-depth information about your Chakra *Supplies to create your own Chakra Painting
Maria is an Intuitive,Author,Teacher,Nurse Wellness Facilitator,and Owner of Manifestations NY Mataphysical/Wellness Shop in Painted Post NY. She has been a nurse for over 18 years and blends her knowledge of the medical world and Holistic Modalities to aid people on their wellness journey to healing Body,Mind,& Spirit.
(Elmira, New York)
Sunday September 10th 9;30-1045am @ Box Elder Tent
Class :SRI YANTRA ART MEDITATION: Calm the mind, elevate the soul, and dive into your inner Divinity! The Sri Yantra is a form of sacred geometry that is regarded as the Divine Mother. The energy of this yantra transforms negativity into positivity and can have a profound effect upon the person who draws, paints, or meditates on it. In the midst of the market, we will be offering a unique Sri Yantra Coloring Meditation- you will receive a pre-drawn card with affirmations, so all you need to do is bring your creativity and willingness to discover the beauty and power of this ancient meditation tool.
Karunavidravad Dasi is a devotee of Paramahamsa Vishwananda currently living in Elmira, New York. The arts have always played an important role in her spiritual path; she formally studied drawing and painting before finding the practice of devotional arts, in which she now practices and leads courses.
(Ithaca, New York)
Saturday, September 9th 12:15-1:30pm @ The Green Woman Stage
Saturday Meal Time Talk on the Main Stage: Continuing the Conversation
Join Yasmin as she returns as one of the teachers from 2022 to learn about the local social justice climate, antiracism, and allyship. During this talk, we will discuss the lines that exist in the relationship building between advocates outside and within the affected communities. Questions like effective allyship in this day and age. breaking and crossing barriers in this current state of social justice, some of the ways allyship is best utilized in underserved communities, and crossing racial/socio-economic lines to be a voice for others.
Yasmin Rashid is the UPI Board Vice President. She enjoys speaking life, compassion, and understanding into the hearts of those she meets. Yasmin's gift of expression through words has paved the way for her to be a talented writer, public speaker and community mediator. Her ability to captivate those her words touch allows her activism to reach new heights with each and every conversation. Yasmin's enthusiasm for healing the traumas faced by her community perfectly aligned her with UPI.
Contact Yasmin: UPIVicePresident@gmail.com
(Lillydale, New York)
Symphony Soul Sound Sanctuary
Offering Sound Healing Sessions Throughout the Weekend
30 minute Sessions:$25
50 minute Sessions:$40
Melissa is a multifaceted individual with a passion for holistic well-being. As a dedicated sound healer and Reiki practitioner at Symphony Soul Sound Sanctuary, she harmonizes energies to bring about inner balance and healing. Her culinary skills transform healthy foods into delightful experiences, utilizing fermentation and a touch of love. Proud owner of Bee Well, a serene sound healing retreat, she curates spaces for rejuvenation and self-discovery. Her connection with nature is profound, expressed through her roles as a nurturing gardener and perceptive forager, attuned to the whispers of plants. With intuitive healing as her guiding compass, she embodies a holistic journey towards wellness.
(Ithaca, New York)
Class 1:PLANT IDENTIFICATION WALK: This is a chance to walk the land and learn to identify every day plants and weeds and learn of their medicinal benefits. The goal is to teach you the basics to begin to start using the medicine that may be waiting for you right in your back yard.
Sarah is a mama of 3 and a medicine woman for many.She has studied with multiple herbalists throughout the years and has taught classes at herbal gatherings.
Nell Tomassen Reboh
(Unadilla, New York)
Class 1: NEW PARADIGM MULTI-DIMENSIONAL TRANSFORMATION - This is a unique approach to connecting with the Divine energies of love that surround you and embracing healing and self empowerment.
Saturday September 9th 11-12:15pm @ Reishi Tent
Nell Tomassen Reboh Facilitates: NPMDT Basic Master & Basic Master Teacher
Passionate about sharing the gifts of being, allowing and beaming the Love we are in essence, I founded E-l’xr in 2010, to promote heart centered living in conscious, co-creative partnerships. E-l'xr (Eternal Love eXemplified Resonance) is a ministry of Light, that provides vibrational remedies with the use of gemstones, in service to humanity, Mother Earth and all life forms.
Services and products offered today are:
birth & rebirth doula services
individual energy therapy sessions, couples, parent/child, animal/owner and group sessions
a line of gem-elixirs channeled from Source
New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation workshops
(Horseheads, New York)
Class 1:ELDERBERRY MAKING WORKSHOP: In this workshop we will be learning how to make the immune boosting magic- Elderberry syrup. For the past five years this syrup has been my specialty and has helped a ton of families within my network keep their immunity boosted and has assisted IMMENSELY through this most recent epidemic, Covid. I love sharing knowledge and educating anyone willing to learn!! I have taught classes previously (baking, infusions and crocheting/knitting), but this will be my first Elderberry Syrup class!
Saturday September 9th 11-12:15pm @ Outdoor Kitche
Kate Halliday owns a small business named Mama Kate's Kitchen. She makes a variety of products including Elderberry products, jams and jellies, apple butter, baked goods, THC-infused treats and medicines, etc. She began making Elderberry Syrup for herself, family, and friends back in 2017 and have learned so much along the way. Kate is a single mother and runs her business completely solo. She has a beautiful boy toddler who keeps her motivated and LOVES helping in the garden that now hosts their Elderberry trees! Kate truly loves bringing her creations and medicine to life by combining magic, love, wisdom, education and experience. She loves feeding her community and keeping everyone as healthy, happy and warm as possible! and am honored to share my knowledge!
(Ithaca, New York)
Class 1:MENEPAUSAL YEARS: Inspired by Susan Weeds book "Menopausal Years-The Wise Woman's Way" She inspires to open dialog to banish stigmas and share ways to ease and prepare for your transformation.
Sunday September 10th 3:15-4:30pm @ Lavender Tent
Kelli Farrell is a seeker of wellness & wisdom in the isles of GreenStar and the forests of South Hill.She has led multiple girl circles for tweens and teens in the Ithaca community. She's now offer circles for the queenage years.
(Ithaca, New York)
Sunday September 10th
Class: ACRO YOGA: This class will provide an introduction to Acro Yoga including lunar basics (therapeutic partner facilitated stretching) and solar series basics (more dynamic “flying” which includes L-basing, counter balances and inversions). Acroyoga helps build flexibility, balance and strength in your body as well as improving communication, concentration and trust building. No partner necessary.
Instructor(s): Lisa and Gina are part of Acrolette - an Acro Yoga duo that has taught and performed intermittently over the last decade at various local music events, workshops, festivals, burlesque shows and weddings.
Class: PLANT MEDICINE SPA JOURNEY
Saturday September 9th 1:30-2:45pm @ Box Elder Tent
Rochelle will lead us together on a sacred plant cannabit spa journey. We will gather together as Divine Women. We will honor one another with sacred plants as we cleanse and anoint and heal each other. We will take this sacred time to focus on hands, faces, feet, and heart.We will partner up and be guided on a hands on journey that requires each of us to participate. The power of touch and hands on healing is needed and beyond necessary to keep and hold onto our ancestors traditions. We feel them and they feel us. We will start with our hands and work our way to our hearts. Together combining the healing powers of Sacred Plant Cannabis with other herbs and oils to provide a relaxing, empowering, rejuvennating Sacred Plant Cannabis healing class.
Rochelle Baca is a traditional herbalist and teacher. Born and raised in California, Rochelle began her relationship with herbalism in her teens, diving into books by Rosemary Gladstar and Susun Weed and the comprehensive guide prescription for nutritional healing. Learning about the human body and how it functions better with eating Whole Foods and utilizing herbs in our everyday life. Inspired by activists and advocates Jack Herer and Ed Rosenthel, Rochelle’s spiritual journey with cannabis medicine heightened her awareness that there were medicinal benefits in all plants. As she tries to decrease the stigma that has grown around cannabis due to reefer madness, she teaches simplistic, traditional medicine making techniques with cannabis and all other sacred plants. After taking herbalism classes being offered at a community college near where she lived in New York, she saw the need for community awareness about herbs. She gathered together a circle of people to learn from Roasemary Gladstar’s “Science and Art of Herbalism.” Not being enough, Rochelle Mae treks to Sage Mountain to learn from Rosemary Glaadstar and Rocio Alcarón.
After moving to Maine in 2016 Rochelle published an article on cannabis in Essential Herbal Magazine. In addition to teaching the “Science and Art of Herbalism” at Rosemary Gladstar’s Invitation, Rochelle continues to depend her spiritual connection with Cannabis, working with clients, making Sacred Plant Cannabis Medicine, and teaching others about the healing energy of this powerful plant ally and how they can make their own medicine.
Rochelle has been teaching Sacred PlantCannabis Medicine Making classes throughout the Northeast, including at Margi Flints Earthsong Herbals in Marblehead, MA. Rochelle has taught at the New Englands Women’s Herbal Conference and Intensives at the healing power of Cannabis conference.
Rochelle, along with having studied with Rosemary Gladstar has taken classes with many well known herbalists to nurture her quest for knowledge including, Anne Marie Tedeschi (Infinite Roots Herbal Creations), Megan Browns (Harvest Moon Herbals),Helen Ward (Sage Mountain, Three Springs Farm),Nancy Phillips (Heartsong Farm),and Margi Flint (Earthsong Herbals). Rochelle has furthered her education learning from Melanie Rose Scofield of Earthwalk School Of Herbal Traditions-where she earned her Advanced Herbal Studies Certificate. In addition, Rochelle has studied Shamanic Techniques with Dr. Rocio Alarcón, Director of the Iamoe Center in Ecuador, who’s encouragement has facilitated Rochelles sharing her Sacred Plant Medicine wisdom with a wider audience.
Rochelle continues to speak and write and hopes a book will be in her future.
(Pukatawagan and Anishinaabe from Lake.St Martine First Nation, Canada)
Shanley Spence is an international world class Indigenous performer. She comes from the stars and a long line of matriarchs. Nihithaw (Swampy Cree) from Pukatawagan and Anishinaabe from Lake.St Martine First Nation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Development Studies from the University of Winnipeg. She began her hoop dancing career at the age of 13 and has been graced with the opportunity to perform at a variety of nationwide and international events, daycare and school institutions of all ages, conferences and interactive workshops with the Walking Wolf Singers and Dancers, Folklorama and independently. .
Class: Growing Medicinal Herbs and Mushrooms. How to start your own herb farm and herbal medicine enterprise. With over 30 years of experience, you will learn from the best. From growing, to product making to marketing herbs, Andrea shares her wealth of knowledge.
Part 1 for beginners and intermediate growers/ gardeners who want to learn about plant medicine cultivation and to expand their growing capacity and gardens.
Sunday September 10th 11-12:15pm @ Lavender Tent
Part 2 for advanced growers/gardeners wanting to take their love of plant medicine to next level and make a livelihood.
Sunday September 10th 11-12:15pm @ Lavender Tent
Andrea Reisen is the co-creator of a 30-acre farm is located in the hamlet of Wallace, near Avoca, in the beautiful Finger Lakes of western New York. The farm is a dream come true for her family.
Their collective goal has always been to live a simple, gentle, fun-filled life on the land, raising a family in harmony with all of creation. They have been blessed to be caretakers of this land since 1982, raising our five children here, and now two of our grandchildren live here with their Mom and Uncle Bill. We believe by working the land organically and biodynamically, being in rhythm with the land, we are able to harvest the very finest quality, high-energy medicinal herbs. We make teas, tinctures (extracts), salves, creams, infused oils, liniment, and flower essences with these herbs. Andrea and her husband, Matthias believe- We take care of the land and the land takes care of us."
The plant world offers us an abundant array of gifts allowing us to take ownership of our own healing. These gifts don’t just apply to our physical selves however, the healing energy of plants also affects our emotional, mental, and spiritual selves. Plants have been used for centuries to enhance spirituality and our awareness of our connection to all life. Used properly herbs can become cherished travel companions as you walk your sacred path.
"The plants really do love us. They want to take care of us. They want to help us. They just wait for us to come. They open this store-house of health for us, that we can't even imagine."
Serenna L. McCloud
(Ithaca, New York)
Class: HOT PROCESS SOAP MAKING:Serenna is offering a hands-on course in hot process soap craft where attendees will learn the rudiments of hot process and leave with a ready to use bar of amazingly invigorating and refreshing soap.
Serenna L. McCloud is a native Ithacan, mother of two boys, herbalist, gardener, soapmaker and local attorney practicing in the areas of real estate, trusts and estates, and business law. Her soap company is called IHW Soapcraft. She is a long-time practitioner of Kundalini yoga and meditation. Serenna’s healing journey also has included ecstatic dance at the Foundation of Light. She is very proud to count herself among those in the lineage of Rosemary Gladstar through her completion of an herbalism apprenticeship with Heartstone Center for Earth Essentials.
(Ithaca, New York)
Glow Your Skin and Electrify Your Emotions With Plant Medicine
A 2 hour Intensive Herbal Spa
Includes a facial and a unique tea experience
Bring a Towel: Friday September 8th at 10 am at Outdoor Kitchen
Kara, the clinical herbalist at Herb-Therapy connecting plants with people and people with plants for over 25+ years. She offers consultation and education to guide her clients into health and vitality with daily herbs. Kara is now member of the American Herbalist Guild as a Registered Herbalist and offering a Clinical Herbal Therapy Training Program for herbalists who want to become clinical experience working directly with clients. She is a Physician Associate and has a medical practice at Cornell Health and worked in an Integrative Psychiatry practice in Syracuse, NY.
In October 2011 she created ApotheKara, an herbal apothecary and herbal care consultant services in Ithaca, NY. She utilizes her knowledge in both medical and herbal pharmacology, herbal therapeutics, and herbs as nutrients to treat each client with a unique approach specific to their needs and desires. She has a solid understanding of both western medicine and herbal therapy. Herbs hold ancient nutrients when introduced into the body may create profound support of the body system or organs in need of care; giving daily nourishment to attain vitality and health. Herbs are the ancient food group! Kara feels local plants provide the highest quality herbal therapeutics and also hopes to keep local economies thriving through initiatives to help people become herbal growers.
For More Information visit: www.herb-therapy.com
(Ithaca, New York)
Class: CEREMONIAL BREATH WORK
Ceremonial Breathwork is a collective practice where we gather, set intentions, and engage in a potent breathing technique accompanied by music. We sync our breath with the rhythm and energy of the music, allowing emotions and energy to flow through us unrestricted, unlocking inner experiences that are often inaccessible. Remember not to eat before the session and approach it with an open mind. Afterward, we'll come together for group integration and sharing our individual experiences.
Friday September 8th 8-9:15 am @ Box Elder Tent
Miranda Joy, is a NBC-HWC board certified Heath and Wellness Coach, 500hr RYT Kundalini/Anusara yoga, and has
a background with plant medicines and non-ordinary states of consciousness for over 10 years. As a currently practicing Psychedelic Integration Coach (PsyIntegration coaching), she guides people through integrating medicine and visionary experiences for sustaining life changes. Miranda brings her knowledge to Spirit Kindred from her background in Kundalini and Anusara Yoga (500 RYT), Ceremonial Breathwork, Peruvian shamanism (The Four Winds Society), DJing (Muudita) and Ecstatic Dance.
Sandy Gypsy Truth
(Hornell, New York)
Saturday, September 9th 8:00-9:15AM @ Box Elder Tent
Sandy has been practicing yoga for seven years. She started on this pathway as a tool to help her recover postpartum and to help her heal from PTSD. During this journey, as she has incorporated yogic ways into her daily life, she has found more than she could have hoped for! Finding self-love, mindfulness, and a deeper connection with what speaks to her heart, Sandy continues on her journey to help empower and envoke self-love and healing in others; she desires that everyone learns to find peace and tranquility through letting go and embracing the warrior within for the good of love and light.
Sandy is a certified advanced 500
Hour yoga teacher specializing in vinyasa , kundalini , trauma informed , lunar wisdom , enneagram, and power yoga. She is also a certified reiki master, licensed cosmetologist, certified in botanical medicine. She offers herbal first aid and support for those suffering from emotional trauma, is an advocate for awareness in domestic violence and the owner and creator of For Claudia's Sayke herbal skin care , and leather clothing company of “Alien Ambassadors”
Sandy offers an array of services as she travels to music festivals , her home town yoga studio at Keuka peaceful roots and private sessions . She also is a proud mother of four children whom three she homeschools and her oldest claudias that has blessed her with a granddaughter Evellan Sparrow .
(Ithaca, New York)
Class: The Golden Answer
Explore the amazing world of Goldenrod, an herb with much more healing power than you ever knew. Did you know that Goldenrod has 7 times the antioxidant levels of green tea? Come learn about its abilities to ameliorate allergy symptoms, support the urinary system, and soothe pain. And that’s just for starters.
For over 30 years, Debbie has devoted her adult life to sharing her knowledge of the natural world and it’s magical alchemy by teaching environmental education programs in New York, Maine and Georgia, classes, workshops, her blog “I Just Gotta Share,” and simply talking with anyone curious about nature. Her love and wonder of the natural world and how we can harness its magic shines through in everything she does.
Her passion and curiosity for the natural world started as a child wandering her family’s land with her dog, foraging berries, and making tea from Black Birch stems. Her unquenchable thirst for knowledge started her journey to formalize her education through field biology courses, living with and learning the cultural ecology of the Arawak people in Guyana, an apprenticeship at Heartstone Herbal School, to Ecuador with Rocío Alarcón on her ancestral land, as well as attending numerous herbal conferences, workshops, and of course never-ending herbal studies.
Debbie co-owns Know Your Roots, with her husband, Mike, providing classes and consultations along with a product line created from the herbs that grow on their land. She is a lifelong tree hugger and earth worshiper who believes sharing wisdom is paramount to a healthy and thriving community.
Class 1: Greif Ceremony 2 hour Intensive
A ceremonial circle where we sit together and honor our grief:to sit with, dance with,breathe with, move with,lie with,communicate with,be with,open to and heal our grief.
Workshop 2:The Shamanic Journeying Emergence
Here we will be guided through three different healing journeys
(will take place at the Temple Stage In the field)
Raven Heart is a grief ceremonialist and grief recovery specialist offering workshops, retreats, and 1-on-1 sessions.
She facilitates earth-based spiritual ceremonies and rituals to honor our grief: to sit with, dance with, breathe with, move with, lie with, communicate with, be with, open to and heal our grief.
She is trained in the Grief Recovery Method, which offers deep exploration of grief with precise directions and techniques for providing healing and closure as we move through our grief experiences.
She is a certified shamanic ecotherapy guide, trained in advanced facilitation of
nature-based spiritual practices through my years of study with Elizabeth E. Meacham, PhD.
She has trained in ecopsychology and ecological leadership through the year-long Ecological Leadership Program at Lake Erie Institute, in Cleveland, Ohio. Learn more about my work at: TheWeightofHerWings.com
(Ko Pha-ngan, Thailand)
Class 1: Intro To The Jade Egg
In this educational workshop will discuss different ways to connect and create a new relationship with your sensuality and yoni by learning all about the jade egg and holistic sexuality practices.
These practices are beautiful ways to deeply and safely cultivate your feminine and sexual energies for healing, connection, pleasure awakening, increased strength, sensitivity, and health of the pelvic floor, personal empowerment, and so much more.
Class 2: Female Embodiment
Yoni Hour is an embodiment class where we will spend an hour in devotion, connection and loving presence with our yoni and breasts/heart.
In Yoni Hour we use the combination of breath, movement, sound, awareness and gentle self touch directed specifically towards the yoni and heart/breasts. This grounds in a connection with your sexual center from the inside out, which deepens connection and cultivates a new relationship with your yoni and sensuality.
Hilary has been teaching Yoni Hour for years in The Jade Temple where it is the most popular class. Women often say that nurturing themselves in these ways leaves them feeling revitalized, balanced, nourished, empowered, grounded and connected from the inside out.
Hilary is a trauma-informed holistic sexuality mentor & educator, pleasure activist, facilitator of Sacred Feminine courses, retreats & trainings online and around the world, jade egg specialist, founder of The Jade Temple, a women's center in Koh Phangan, Thailand, yoga teacher, lover of life, and seeker of Truth.
Sound Healing Friday, September 8th at 8 -9:15 am
@Box Elder Tent
Amara is passionate about creating space for transformation and integration using sound therapy, bodywork and earth based connection. She believes that we each hold a deep knowledge for our own healing within ourselves. The foundation of her offerings starts with deep listening. Her work is grounded in connection to the earth, the elements, and the great mystery. Amara is a certified sound therapist, licensed massage therapist and certified Yomassage therapist.
(Ithaca, New York)
Yaicha is a 200 hour RYT who guides Vinyasa and restorative yoga, meditation, and breath. She is also a professionally trained dancer and enjoys integrating free form movement into yoga class, workshops, and everyday life. Yaicha is also a Reiki Master and utilizes Reiki (a type of energy work) in conjunction with breath and movement to allow the body to release stagnant energy - especially in trauma work.
Yaicha is also a Physician Assistant who worked for several years in internal medicine (including transplant medicine and nephrology - the study of the kidneys), before finding her forever home in Psychiatry. She has previously worked with Ketamine for both chronic pain and mental health patients and is very interested in the expanding field of psychedelic medicine. She is currently developing an integrative chronic pelvic pain course to help the unmet and complex needs of those that suffer with this condition.
Yaicha just moved to the Ithaca area and is currently cultivating space on her property for individuals to gather for classes, healing, community, and whatever else can be imagined.
(Ithaca, New York)
Class : TRANQUIL:A HORMONAL BALANCING WORKSHOP
FINALLY!A foundational, ROOTS-based approach to the endless chaos and hot mess of hormonal imbalance!If youre exhausted from chasing your symptoms,and looking to get down and dirty with real, evidence-based functional approaches to hormonal balance, then this is the place for you! We will cover the root causes of hormonal imbalance and how to reverse, midigate,and heal these factors, so you can return to vitality and reclaim your life!Weather you are a young maiden struggling with PMS,cramps, and acne OR a wise chrone looking for menepause support, this workshop will help you find the answers you have been searching for. I teach from a feminine-empowerment foundation and encourage others to embrace our in born right to thrive in our earthly bodies!
Class: Elderberry Gummies & Herbal Journals (for Children & Adults) -
First, we will learn the fun process of making tasty and immune-boosting sugar-free elderberry gummies! (Yes! You get to taste & take some too!) Then, while they are setting, we will explore the local landscape and collect medicinal plants for our Herbal Journals! Every participant will leave with a beautiful & useful herbal journal that they can add to over time; complete with specimen collection envelopes and plant usage information!
Hully has had a life-long love affair with plants and natural medicine. As a child, she would wander the woods and fields collecting species to bring back home for identification and herbal use - "potion-making," as she called it. She got a bachelor’s in Environmental Science and her Master’s in Early Childhood Education: hoping to always help connect children with the magic of nature, as she experienced in her own childhood.
When she became a mother she dabbled in natural medicine for her family and taught natural childbirth classes locally. As fate would have it, one of her own five beautiful daughters, Wren, was poisoned by lead as a baby in 2016 and Laura felt called to a greater purpose when doctors had no answers. The last several years of her life have been a flurry of education in epigenetics, functional medicine, nutrition, herbalism, and aromatherapy. Laura is a certified aromatherapist, certified wellness life coach, certified functional nutritionist, and holds a certificate in plant medicine from Cornell. Wren is mostly recovered from the damaging effects of the lead, but Laura’s journey is just beginning! She opened her practice as a holistic health consultant in 2018 and is passionate about specializing in women’s and children’s health issues (often overlooked by allopathic medicine) of autoimmune, toxicity recovery (mold, heavy metals, Lymes, etc), and hormonal balance/fertility. Keep a close eye out for her next adventure: an herbal apothecary & consult shop, Wren’s Herbal Emporium, opening locally in 2023!
(Ithaca, New York)
Class: Natural Dyeing with plants
I'm so excited and thankful to offer you a class in natural dyeing! This teaching will introduce you to simple dyeing tech using kitchen scraps, think peels and pits! We will go over basic dye brews and mordants.. much love, see you soon!
Lexie Skye is a fiber artist. She crochets, knits, spins, and fools around with natural dyeing and eco printing, design knitwear, and loves to share the craft with others. Her passion runs deep into creating organic & sustainable made clothing
(Ithaca, New York)
Class: Tantrik Alchemy
Tantrik Alchemy is an interactive and hands-on experiential container where the goal is connecting deeply to and practicing being heard, held and seen in our desires. Through a series of experiences, we will explore our hopes, fears, dreams and desires. We will awaken and align our paradoxical natures into a great alchemical marriage, which thereby allows us to emerge in our playful, soulful, divine human temples together and individually.
Neko Three Sixty is a holistic embodiment coach with 15+ years (and infinite lifetimes) professionally and personally devoted to the path of healing through co-creating conscious courageous community containers!
She invites shame and shadow to be embraced, danced, alchemized and integrated allowing for harmonious, vibrant, juicy, REAL and empowered embodiment
Sunday September 10th At Temple Stage
9am- Closing Circle
The Queer Temple is a sacred space that uplifts, cherishes, and celebrates the humanity of queer folks, especially those that transcend gender. Through a combination of stained-glass-like tapestries, draped fabric in a wide variety of colors, altars, and interactive elements, this space reclaims queerness as divine. Especially in the current political climate which often reduces queer and especially trans folks to very limited and often negative storylines, we desperately need nuanced sanctuaries for exploration, growth, renewal, healing, and re-story-ation.
Cai Quirk will lead a workshop at the Queer Temple 1:45-3:00pm.
A grounding ritual with poems, prayers, and songs.
MUSIC FOR THE MIND/BODY/SOUL
Alais Clay is a multidimensional artist, activist, and co-founder of StarTribe Alliance, and Impact Elements Consulting & Media. She has a background in multi-media design & holistic arts. Alais is a passionate advocate for conscious re-villaging, decolonization & building strong resiliency networks. She works to help empower individuals and communities through consciously-crafted music lyrics, videos, education and events.
Born in Barranquilla, Colombia, raised in Miami, FL and based in Colorado, Alais works with a wide array of musical influences, global artists & producers to create a signature discography of conscious hip hop frequencies rooted in planetary stewardship.
Alais began recording and playing shows in 2007 and released her debut album, 'Reverse Hypnosis' on 11.11.11, which gained popularity with her song, Deadly Rain, making a powerful commentary on the repercussions of a growing “military-industrial/-pharmaceutical-and-agricultural-complex”. She has since played events with acts such as KRS-1, Immortal Technique, Ziggy Marley, Bizzy Bone, Wu Tang, and has expanded into the ever-growing music-festival scene. Her music themes range from socio-political deconstruction, to spiritual/mystical experience, to deeply personal reflections through her own awakening and evolving process. Each album echoes a cry to observe the current state of our planet, and take personal and collective responsibility for a next evolution of consciousness. Because of the nature of her message, Alais has established a name for herself amongst the liberty-movement community and her music has been featured in documentaries, marches, protests and activism-oriented events in the US and abroad.
Alais has released 3 albums, 4 eps, and is currently working on a new series of EP’s including Resurfacing part II & Homeostasis. She has a strong catalog of collaborations with other conscious hip hop artists including long-time friends in the movement, Freedom Movement, Mike Wird, and Steve Grant.
“My musical interests vary from different hip hop styles, to EDM, rock, blues, latin, classical…. I am always looking for unique producers to work with and other inspiring artists to collaborate with.”
(Hudson Valley, New York)
Sister Stone offers her sexy, soulful, 90's feel, R&B and hip-hop music to spread messages of reverence and praise for our Earth and honor our individual and collective healing, as a way to reconnect with ourselves as Nature.
With over 20k monthly Spotify listeners, a 22k+ total following on IG, 7 released tracks under her belt and a collaboration with world renowned Chilean producer, Rodrigo Gallardo, Sister Stone is taking the world by storm, all in under 2-years as a solo artist.
Her music invokes a remembrance we are water, we are Earth - to inspire our reciprocal relationship with our world.
Born & raised in Metro-Detroit, Sister Stone is a gifted jazz, neo-soul vocalist & rapper who dedicated her youth years to vocal training, performing with choirs, and playing in bands. The stage has been her home since the age of 3 and she was born a natural performer, alluring and magnetizing crowds with her sassy, sweet and fierce spresence.
Sister Stone has opened for Londrelle, Climbing Poetee, Lyla June, played the main stage of Lucidity Festival 2019, performed as a main act of Bioneers 2-years in a row and continues to grow into her solo music career.
This is (y)our band. Just by being incarnate in this laboratory, you are contributing. How far you go with your participation and how you choose to design your unique variable is up to you~~~
"The Creator first experimented with biological creativity on Earth, which is the physical location with the potential to simultaneously hold nine dimensions in its intelligence. Gaia is the intelligence of Earth, and she is a more powerful being than you can imagine. Notice where the (Cosmic) Party is being held. You are about to find out the purpose of Gaia's magnificent and unlimited creative powers, since she has been chosen as head scientist of the biological laboratory of the Milky Way Galaxy." -The Pleadian Agenda Barbara Hand Clow
We are here to represent a collective of those who yearn to express themselves within a shared consciousness, allow their personal flavor to become variables in this experiment of Gaia's will, and synchronize our efforts into harmony, healing and good ol' fashion fun. We hypothesize that if we can continue to elevate our vibratory state through music, self expression and love we will collectively reach a state of being which can be maintained, sustained, and bring about a "return to The Garden." Gaia desires our experiences for her growth and continued perpetuation into evolution and our mission is to reverently collect it for her in the most colorful and open ways our humanity will allow.
Gaia's songs are constantly changing and we are always loving on new vibratory variables to mix and meld with. Gaia shows are set up as an improvisational canvas for experimentors to express their individuality and unity in a collaboration. We never know who exactly is going to show up, so anything can happen and no performance can be repeated! We look forward to the endless shifting results of the experiment, but never do we forget that this is now and each moment contains its own rhythms, sounds, and messages for our journeying. The path is here and now. Be on it.
(New York City)
Anna Margaret Diorio (Anna MD) is a multi-genre transformative artist with roots in Jazz and branches in Hip Hop. Hailing from a long lineage of Jazz musicians, Anna has a deep love for intuitive musicality which you can hear in all her artistic work. Her grandmother was Jazz singer Betty Scott who studied, sang and released an album with legendary pianist Lennie Tristano. Her father, Mark Diorio, is a guitarist and pianist who began teaching Anna how to sing Jazz standards at a very young age, igniting a lifelong passion for music and free self-expression.
Always a poet and long-time lover of Hip-Hop, Anna’s inner rapper was unleashed while emerging from a “dark night of the soul” in college. Recovering from a 10-year epilepsy diagnosis and deep depression, music helped her heal, transforming pain into beauty. While beginning a journey of holistic wellness, mindfulness and spiritual awakening, rhymes began to flow forth and free styling came naturally. As Anna continued creating and sharing, she saw that her music had the capacity to help others heal and empower themselves, igniting the spark of her life's purpose.
Fusing her studies in Jazz improvisation and her spirit’s need to channel messages in service of a brighter and more just world, Emceeing became a natural expression of Anna’s growth as an artist and person.
As an emcee, Anna is fierce and authentic. Under the moniker Happy Accident, she became widely known in the NYC underground Hip Hop scene for her champion-level freestyles focused on love, positivity, female empowerment, social and environmental justice, unity and spiritual growth. In 2015 she released a 6-track EP as Happy Accident, entitled “In No Sense Lost”, and several singles in the subsequent years. Performing regularly and jumping in every cypher possible, Anna honed her skills and lived submerged in the worlds of Hip Hop, Jazz and independent artistry. While in New York, Anna also worked for Bridging Education & Art Together (BEAT Global) using Hip Hop education to empower youth in underserved communities. Working with young people inspired Anna to further her own vision of using music as a tool for healing and transformation. Holding a strong commitment to building community through music, Anna created and hosted a monthly showcase, jam session and cypher called WHAT NOW? Sessions for two years before passing the torch to her co-host Dizzy SenZe and moving to Los Angeles in 2018.
Always fearless and never hesitant to jump on stage and rock the mic, Anna had become more widely recognized in 2017 for freestyling onstage at an RA the Rugged Man concert. In a burst of inspiration, Anna flew to LA to write and record what would later become her debut album, Inner Grounds with her long-time friend, collaborator and producer SriKala. She says, “when I was making this project, it felt like my future self had come back in time to write, rap and sing through me, and now my job is to catch up with her”.
Since then, Anna rebranded from Happy Accident to her birth name of Anna Diorio to reveal a more authentic expression of herself, raised over $8,000 via Kickstarter to bring Inner Grounds to completion, went on a deep spiritual, emotional and physical healing journey, let go of almost all her physical belongings, packed up a car and moved to Los Angeles - touring across the country with Dizzy SenZe on the way (#SheroAdventures). She has filmed 3 music videos (coming in 2020), spearheaded the #28DaysOfBars challenge to post daily freestyle videos on Instagram (January 2019 had almost 30 artists and emcees participate), completed a midwest tour with Miss Eaves (#UnapologeticAF), Released Inner Grounds (December 2018), created and facilitated multiple transformative workshops for artists, and began recording a collaborative EP with Joe Con (The Upgrade, coming in 2020).
Anna’s next solo project will be a return to her roots in Jazz and songwriting. It will feature songs from her soul that represent a natural maturing of her creative expression. It will fuse all aspects and phases of her journey and is dedicated to authenticity, freedom, love, power, integrity and joy for all beings.
(Hudson Valley, New York)
Cosmal is Ryan Coyle and Alison Lazarus, a Live Music/Art Fusion Duo based out of the Hudson Valley, New York. Combining live looping and ecstatically charged painting, Ryan and Alison create a cutting edge, genre defying live performance that always leaves audiences wanting more. Spanning the realms of Electronic, World, Trip Hop, and Jazz music, this power couple creates a truly unique and moving audio-visual experience.
(Ithaca, New York)
Angie Beeler (Miss Angie) was born off the grid in rural upstate New York into the cold north country wilderness. The land taught her about patience, about freedom, interdependence, and resilience of community. After volunteering and traveling in South America, Angie settled at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, staying for 12 years working on her brainchild: Miss Angie’s Music. She brings magic, singing, dancing, and gentle creative playfulness into the mix.Angies steeped in the traditions of Folk, Rock, and Americana. She weaves Powerful, beautiful and thought provoking songs.
(Ithaca, New York)
Rena Guinn has a unique sound that is all her own. It’s rooted in the rolling hills of New York where she was born and raised. She grew up listening to old 1950’s rock and roll, doo-wop, blues, soul, psychedelia, old-style country, folk and more. He father was a musician, singer and songwriter and raised her to be an avid listener and connoisseur of real music.
She started weaving her own songs in her teens and began truly walking her musical path in her later twenties. In 2021, she released her debut album, titled Shine. This collection of work includes 5 original songs. Mixing sounds of country, folk, blues and Americana, all running through the same vein of Rena’s unique, sultry vocals and her honest lyrics. This album was produced by Bill Ring and recorded by Chris Ploss at Sunwood Recording in Trumansburg NY. Artist’s who appear on this album include: Doug Henrie, Aaron Lipp, Eric Aceto, Liam Lawson, Zane Seubert, Sam Schmidt, Cap Cooke, Chris Ploss, and Alyssa Duerksen.
Rena Guinn performs locally in the finger lakes region of New York. She currently resides in her little cabin she built, writing songs and working on her next album. She is once again working with her producer and musical mentor, Bill Ring, and many talented musicians to bring forth her full length album, Is This Now?
(Ithaca, New York)
Thursday, September 7th at 7:30PM-9:30PM
Ecstatic Dance @ Green Womyn Stage
Muudita is a DJ from Ithaca, NY who will be guiding us though a powerful, rhythmic and heart-centered ecstatic dance flow. She uses a mix of mantra , medicine songs and electronic dance music to open your body and mind to higher states of beinge
(Ithaca, New York)
Karlee weaves a plethora of instruments together to create a sound vibration that takes you on a journey into other worlds. She has a special ear that can pick up subtle transitions and is able to bring forth a magical healing sound.
(Ithaca, New York)
FRIDAY September 8th 11:30-12:45am DJ Dance Set @ Green Woman Stage
Neko Three Sixty is a holistic embodiment coach with 15+ years (and infinite lifetimes) professionally and personally devoted to the path of healing through co-creating conscious courageous community containers!
She invites shame and shadow to be embraced, danced, alchemized and integrated allowing for harmonious, vibrant, juicy, REAL and empowered embodiment!
For more info on what services, classes and events she offers go to nekothreesixty.com