Workshops

Rapid hair flips, unexpected back bends, and synchronized isolations have scored Brittany Quidang aka Bekieu a reputation for being a dramatic, emotional, yet powerful dancer. “Paranormal dance activity” is how she describes her ability to capture rhythm and embody vibrational sound through traces of sacred geometry, ancient mandalas, and hand mudras. Her self-taught flow intricately combines the techniques of lyrical hip-hop, tribal belly dance, contemporary and interpretive dance to form a improvisational experience unlike any other. In just the past few years Bekieu has performed at many acclaimed music festivals including Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Sonic Bloom, Gem and Jam, Lucidity, Serenity, Firefly Gathering, Electric Daisy Carnival, Transcendence, Life is Beautiful, 5 Points Gathering, and more. As a body image advocate and social awareness enthusiasts her undying passion for self-acceptance, individuality, and gender empowerment is the fuel to her every movement. In every performance it is her mission to inspire and serve as a reflection for others. Through expressive routines and theatrical techniques she aims to encourage audiences to express themselves and find the wild beauty within. Bekieu’s performance abilities are more than just a dance, it is a reflective, interactive journey crafted to mesmerize viewers through movement within sound.

Zen-Pop: Dance of the Energy • Adrian Lobo of The Sacred G’s

Enter the Zen-Pop style, where street dance and meditation merge as one. Zen is a path to enlightenment through meditation and infuses this meditative awareness with the street dance known as Popping or Pop-Lock. It practices Street Dance with the methodologies of Eastern Philosophy, Internal Martial Arts, Shamanism, and more, bridging the ancient with the new.
Zen-Pop infuses dance with many ancient wisdom’s such as the Yin–Yang Philosophy, Sacred Geometry, moving with the elemental forces of nature, and becoming one with the Higher Self. It is a path of self-body mastery, helping one activate their greatest body expression and becoming a master of energy through movement artistry. The Dancer comes into alignment with a greater force by dancing with its elemental styles of water-waving, wind-tutting, Fire-Boogaloo, and Earth-Robot.

The Zen-Pop path is a fully integrative system utilizing holistic health practices, sacred movement, and meditation to further empower the body expression. The Way of Zen-Pop heals, empowers, and transforms all who experience it with style and grace.

Meera’s life is deeply integrated in the vast realm of healing arts. Combining knowledge and personal experience with sacred Eastern and Western healing lineages, Meera artfully synthesizes profound offerings. She draws from her rich background including a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, living at an ashram in India, and serving as a licensed massage therapist & yoga instructor for over 10 years. Meera has led countless workshops on natural health and wellness; where she fosters a welcoming, nurturing, and nourishing environment. She invites community members of all experience levels to partake in her offerings.

Sacred Thai Massage

Experience bliss through bodywork; explore the profound beauty and sacred healing power of Thai Yoga Massage. Participants will be guided through a sequence of techniques perfect for releasing tension, alleviating pain, and rejuvenating the body. This offering will focus on movements that will restore balance to the body and mind, while bringing greater awareness and experience of inner stillness. Bring a partner, or show up stag and make a friend in class. Please bring a blanket or something soft to lay on.

Anjani Visan is a registered yoga teacher in Tucson who teaches at Yoga Oasis and Tucson Yoga, and is known for her beautiful integration of yoga asana and philosophy into challenging and lighthearted flow classes!

Savitur (Sanskrit for “illumination”) is a Tucson-based trio of classically trained multi-instrumentalist musicians who aim to invoke the ancient tradition of call-and-response devotional chanting/kirtan while fusing unique elements of “mantranica” (mantra and electronica), jazz, jam/groove, and Eastern music

Hero Heart Hatha Yoga

Join Anjani in this heart centered Hatha yoga flow workshop accompanied by dynamic Eastern fusion live music by Savitur.

Our true nature is that of the Hero. Challenges that we face along the journey of life are also opportunities to realize our Hero heart’s highest aim: to grow our capacity for love and compassion for ourselves and for all beings. On this path, yogic practices are powerful tools to help us align physically and through the heart to unification with our true selves.

Jessica’s journey into the world of circus arts surfaced at a young age. She began performing and practicing movement arts at age four. This passion ignited in-depth background in jazz, ballet, tap, modern, show choir, and acrobatic cheerleading. Since 2009, she has been training in various circus arts. Jessica currently works as a full-time professional entertainer. She has performed at festivals with audiences of 40,000 people and has traveled to major cities to entertain at exclusive parties like the Super Bowl.

Jessica started teaching hula-hoop arts in 2012 when she helped co-found Phoenix’s former hoop troupe, Heady Hoop Tribe. In 2013, the tribe was nominated for best performance group of the year by the international blog, hooping.org. She is passionate about spreading the love, joy and meditative aspects of hoop dance. Jessica is committed to helping others reach their hoop goals whether it be fitness, stress relief or entering the world of performance art.

Multi Hooping Madness

1-2-3-4-5, The more the merrier, right!?! This workshop is geared toward advanced hoopers, but all are welcome. If you’ve ever wanted to add another hoop to your practice or performance art this is the place to be! I’ll break down the basics and give tips, tricks and flow for all kinds of multi-hooping such as on body hooping with up to 5 hoops, geometric patterns, off body shapes and so much more!! My goal for this workshop to help propel your multi-hoop practice. It’s encouraged, but not required, for participants to bring at least 4 hoops the same size that you’re comfortable with hooping on body.

Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists. By combining cello with beatboxing, he has created a unique genre: Classical Hip Hop.

CelloJoe records live on stage with a loop pedal and produces intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm. His beatboxing (vocal percussion) and funky cello grooves form a rich soundscape for intelligent lyrics and his music spreads love, joy, laughter and conscious vibrations.

By beatboxing, throatsinging, singing, plucking and bowing the cello, CelloJoe can mimic many styles of music from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop.

CelloJoe is the world’s first long distance musical bike touring cellist.
He has ridden his bike over 10,000 miles in the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia.

Green Touring: Bicycle Music Adventures Around the World

Joey Chang (CelloJoe) has traveled over 10,000 miles by bicycle with his cello and played all over the world at festivals, bars, clubs, schools, plazas, on boats and on street corners.

Mr Chang has traveled solo as well as with a group called The Pleasant Revolution in the US, Mexico, Canada, Europe, and Australia. The group transported all their gear by bicycle and public transportation. They didn’t use a support car, truck, or van. They also utilized generators on their bicycles to make electricity for a pedal powered sound system which allowed them to perform anywhere from the beach to the forest to plazas in city centers without needing to plug into the electrical grid.

Get inspired to go on a bicycle adventure and learn how you can transition into a new type of music touring that is more sustainable, builds community, and reduces our impact on the environment. Mr. Chang will show incredible pictures from all of his travels.

Cirque Roots Productions & Studio is a grassroots artist collective that was founded in 2011 with a vision to inspire the community to create and play through movement and dance. Creating a space for the community to engage in circus inspired arts and to co- create in the community through conscious events and workshops. The Cirque Roots performance crew has been performing collectively over the past five years in partner acrobatics, stilt dance and acrobatics, flow arts and fire dancing.

Acro Yoga Flow For All – Beginner & Advance

Discover a dynamic practice combining yoga and acrobatics with Cirque Roots’ Acro Yoga Crew. No partner necessary! Learn the basics of partner stacks, counterbalances, partner acrobatics, and inversions. Whether you’re brand new to acroyoga or advanced, we’ll have a opportunity for all to learn something new and practice safe spotting techniques.

Beginners will learn the basics with an emphasis on technique and deliberate movement to flow from pose to pose. We deepen the awareness of a pose by understanding (and attempting) both flyer and base roles. Led by Brittany & Zoë.

Intermediate and advanced acro yogis will work with Stephanie and Christoph Focusing on drills and techniques for hand-to-hand and foot-to-hand.

Requirements: open minded, excited for a challenge, and willing to laugh

Circus Jam w/Live DJ • Cirque Roots & Disco Terrorist

Come hoop, juggle, acro yoga, flow, or stretch! Cirque Roots will be bringing the whole crew to teach and skill share. Teach some tricks up your own sleeve, meet some new people and learn something new. Connect with your G&J community to the funky DJ beats of the Disco Terrorist. All the way from Truckee, CA based dhe’ll be bringing authentic Bass and Breaks, that were born on the dance floor and raised by the funk!

Jaclyn Ouillette, Star Teachings Society Council Member, Teacher and Wilderness Wisdom Guide. Jaclyn’s work is to bring balance to all aspects of being; physical, mental, emotional and spiritual by focusing on connecting directly with the Earth and Spirit through the Ancient teachings and being in nature. • David Lonebear Sanipass of the Mi’kmaq is a storyteller, musician and scientist. David is Sagen to the Star Teachings Society Council and the translator of Spirit through whom the star teachings are being delivered to all of the people. • Peggy Brick is an Elder of Star Teachings Society, attorney and mediator, professor of Philosophy and interpreter of Nature.

What are the Star Teachings?

The Star Teachings are practical and accessible. All learning is in the first person with no intermediary. Humans are seen as part of the eco-system and as containing an eco-system, where care taking is the path of right relationship. Star Teachings are about the relationship between science and Spirit and the recognition that respect for others is respect for ourselves.

Bringing to Light the Ancient Teachings as Represented in the Copper Scrolls

Our Workshop will teach people to become aware of spiritual direction, in part by identifying spirit guides. We will be bringing to light the ancient teachings, as represented in the Copper Scrolls.

Specializes in balancing Clinical and Holistic modalities into a healing session. With 9 years providing psychotherapy as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker combined with training as a Reiki Master, Certified Advanced Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, and Certified Cuddle Therapist.

Pia stands for everybody deeply connecting with their self value and worth so that they can live in alignment with the most optimal love, fulfill their life’s purpose and help heal the imbalances on the earth. I am particularly interested in supporting other Healers and Health Care Professionals in their own healing process, so they can be of service to others and the planet in a way that feels joyful, nourishing, and brings abundance to them and their clients/all.

Freedom to Dance & Sing

Pia will lead a guided emotional freedom technique group session that will help people release blocks that prevent them from dancing and singing freely.

What is the emotional freedom technique? Imagine being able to let go of thoughts, feelings and behavioral patterns that do not serve your highest best, and being able to consciously uplevel your system in a way that brings you more freedom and joy. Emotional Freedom Technique, also known as Tapping, is a Clinically proven self-healing tool. It fosters deep relaxation and is effective for virtually any emotional, spiritual or physical concern. Through a combination of Neuroscience, Chinese Meridian Medicine and the practice of unconditional love and acceptance, Tapping allows us to safely greet our fears and pains and gently usher them out the door. It is a fast, effective and transformational tool that will enhance your capacity to be empathic, connect with others, and be your own best friend.

Taylor Kimball

International Raw Food Chef Taylor Kimball travels throughout North and South America, offering lectures and workshops centered on the natural healing power our bodies possess and the radiant health we can experience, when given proper care and nutrition. He weaves together the strands of Raw Foods, Fasting, Meditation, and Taoist Herbalism into a common thread, showing how each is a key component in the process of an individual’s psycho-spiritual evolution. He is currently one of the Head Chefs at the Tree of Live Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona.

Cultivating Radiant Health: Spiritual Nutrition and Fasting

All the major wisdom paths in the world advocate eating in a way that supports one’s spiritual journey. Come and learn exactly how our dietary choices influence our consciousness and shape our everyday experience, how we can become mindful of what we ingest, and how detox and fasting protocols can empower your ability to heal yourself. We will explore a variety of topics, such as Raw Foods, Fasting, Juicing, Veganism/Vegetarianism, the Three Gunas, and Supplementation.

Susan is a NAMA certified Ayurvedic Practitioner with 20 years experience in the Healing Arts. She became inspired to study the healing arts in her twenties as she struggled to find peace in an increasingly stressful life. She went on to study and receive various certifications in Pilates, Yoga, Massage Therapy, Meditation and ultimately Ayurveda, which encompasses nutrition, bodywork, Aromatherapy, sound healing and herbal medicine. Susan is gifted with a ‘healing touch’ that she calls upon to go deep with clients in need. She is eager to share the long lasting and healing effects that the tools of Ayurveda have to offer – Guasha and Cupping!

Ayurveda – Tools of the Trade – Guasha & Cups!

Interested in learning more about these trusted healing modalities?
Susan Melina will be offering a workshop on Guasha (scraping therapy) and it’s many uses and how to release toxins from the body using the Cupping method (suction therapy).
During this workshop (tools supplied) Susan will explain the basics of Ayurveda and how to live a balanced life according to your doshas.

Shelby Bertsch is a psychophysiological researcher, she spent over six years of her career in an academic lab setting – managing an EEG/physiology lab and collating data. Though she found deep separation from the person she viewed herself as, and the research she promoted; she was motivated through a need for personal healing to better understand the mind/body connection. Through exploring the knowledge of other cultures and different perspectives towards healing she found herself in Iquitos, Peru. She used noninvasive physiological measures overtime in tandem with cognitive observation to give detailed study to changes in the body and mind through the use of plant medicine.

Discussion of Naturalistic Research on Entheogens

Research upon the healing properties of entheogens will be discussed by Shelby Bertsch – a psychophysiological researcher who has studied the affects of plant medicine on cognition and the body, in the rainforest outside of Iquitos, Peru. A description of the research will be intertwined with her personal story of healing and sight. The study’s naturalistic observation remained in ceremonial context while integrating physiological and cognitive measures to understand the process each individual underwent. The findings speak to the connection between the body and mind; improved cortisol reactivity to stress mirrored improved perception of the self and a more positive perspective. The details of the research, as well as future study and application will be discussed, and interwoven with current findings in the fields of therapy, neurological and autoimmune research – there will be space for questions.

Hannah is known for her profound devotion to WAKING UP to the sacred in every breath, her nurturing way of weaving ancient wisdom + transformational ritual, her epic storytelling and sweet Bhakt voice that stirs deep in your soul, and the infectious bliss that she radiates wherever she roams. Her classes are more than just a series of physical poses: although you will probably sweat, her teachings encompass pranayama, meditation, mudra, mantra and philosophy.

Hannah has been a featured presenter at Symbiosis, Bhakti Fest, Shakti Fest, Electric Forest, and many other festivals, and leads the beloved ROOTS yoga teacher training and Mount Madonna’s Prenatal training. Catch her around the world at one of her deeply transformational retreats (Bali – March 2017), or in her hometown of Santa Cruz, California. More at HannahMuseYoga.com.

Calling all lovers of life, music, peace and bass. Get ready to play + pray, experience Hannah Muse’s masterful blend of movement, mantra, mudra, mythology: all to deep bass and cinematic Nordic EDM by HÄANA. Let’s unite for inner peace to amplify world peace + radically open our bodies, blow our minds and soothe our souls.

Amplify the breath; amplify your life. Hannah’s nurturing expertise will lovingly guide you through pranayama practices, meditation, visualization and mantra, to go on a journey into the inner dimensions of your being, connecting you to your Wholeness. Along with the ambient spacey beats from SoundScrybe. Experience a grounding practice exploring the subtle body, chakras and the grace of your breath to bring you home to your beautiful radiant divine Self.
*(Note this is not a flow yoga class, but instead focused on breath work and meditation.)

Blake Boyer is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, musician, yogi and student. Since 2011, he has been a part of the International Kundalini Yoga Teachers Association and has been blessed to share the teachings throughout the Southwest and California, including several festivals, retreats and specials events. By drawing upon yogic techniques found in the vast teachings of Kundalini Yoga, and combining his own devotional music and collaborations with other artists, his events provide a unique experience like no other. Through the continual journey of connecting to his own practice on deeper levels and exploring his personal song and expression, the path of service and grounded wisdom continues to unfold in the ways of teaching and performing.

Radiant Kundalini w/Live Musical Journey

Kundalini Yoga and Meditation with Blake Boyer – Live music by Serena Gabriel and special guests. In this 10 year of 2017, our ability to maintain cool under mounting pressure, increasing energetic frequencies and global change will become crucial. We are the radicals, visionaries and warriors born into this current landscape to alter the course of life on the planet. This experiential workshop, within the framework and science of Kundalini Yoga, will build our caliber and capacity to step up to this responsiblity by working with the nervous system through use of mantra, breath work and movement.

Jose Ramirez

Jose Ramirez received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Arizona in Geosciences – Geology Emphasis. He is also the owner of Global Geologic Ventures, LLC – a small, local consulting and prospecting corporation. Plus, he is a lover of the outdoors, avid adventurist with a passion to share his knowledge in the minerals found in Arizona.

Currently, Jose’s primary focus is learning from more seasoned geologists to develop my company in the future. He consults on geologic hazards to property, potential mineral deposit sites, potential gold deposits in Arizona. One of his main focuses is structural geology – The study of large bodies of rocks and their composition to determine historical tectonic movement, past geological events and environments that could have deformed the rocks to help understand the relationships between them. Jose also focuses on Plate Tectonics – the study of the movement of the tectonic plates across the earth and the mechanisms which move these plates – rift zones, subduction zones, mountain building events and continent-tearing events – and tie that in with geologic hazards (climate change, weather, earthquakes, volcanoes, etc). Plus, he also dabbles in mineralogy and economic geology.

Minerals of AZ: Specimens, History and Rockhounding

Learn about some of the more important minerals in Arizona, their geographic location, their geologic formation, and for the Rockhounds out there some common techniques for extraction.

Is a tea server, tarot reader, energy worker and stone trader. His serving tea style is loosely based on the traditional Gung Fu style from the Yunnan Province of China. RonJon has been serving ceremonial atmosphere to a party space where people can share and connect. Using crystals that stimulate discussions around metaphysics and culture of all kinds! For the past 3 years he has served at Festivals, Art Gallery Openings, Weddings, Music Venues, Private Tea Tastings and more.

Tea and Crystal Healing

Drink tea and have crystals explained energetically. Hands on healing modality we will place them on the body to experience energetic shifts.