Gem & Jam Festival 2016

Infinite Music, Euphonic Conceptions, New Earth and Challenger Present:

Gem & Jam Festival 2016 Gem & Jam Festival 2016

February 12th, 13th, 14th 2016
1102 West Grant. Tucson, AZ

Workshops

WORKSHOP LOCATIONS & SCHEDULE

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Galactic Center35 E Toole Ave, 85701 

Located in downtown Tucson, Galactic Center (aka the Arches Bldg) is a multidimensional event and gallery space used as a sacred temple space portal for the galactic culture. Street parking only.

Festival Grounds1102 W Grant Rd, 85705 

Cirque Roots will be hosting workshops on the main grounds of Gem and Jam on the grass near the Quartz Stage.

WORKSHOP COST

All workshops are FREE to Gem and Jam ticket holders. Non-ticket holders can only attend workshops held at the Galactic Center and costs $10/per workshop (Cash Only).


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2016

9am – 10:30am • Galactic Center

Kundalini Yoga & the Freedom of Being YOU!

Laurel Clohessy

All Levels • Some Mats Provided, Please Bring Your Own!

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Come and experience the power of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to unlock your creative potential and divine greatness. Everyone is welcome-no prior experience needed. Simply a willingness to breathe and lean in the right direction! Dance-Movement will be used along with a kriya, or yogic set, a deep gong-relaxation, and the tools of meditation to help you be the your best YOU! …Be prepared to sweat, laugh, and leave more elevated than when you arrived..Sat Nam..

BIO — Laurel Clohessy (Deshpal Kaur) resides and teaches in the mountains of Flagstaff, Arizona with her musical husband, two curly-haired sons, and one sweet terrier.

She was around Kundalini yoga throughout some of her childhood. She began the reunion with it’s mantras during the birth of her 13-year old son, and has always loved that it’s a practice which feels like ‘coming home.’ Laurel earned her Khalsa Way Prenatal Yoga certification with Gurmukh Kaur in 2005, and is blessed to share with mothers. In 2007, she received her Radiant Child Kids Yoga level 1 & 2 with Shakta Kaur, and shares with the littles, wisest yogis. In 2014, she was honored to complete level Self Mastery Teacher Training course with Sevak Singh Khalsa. Laurel has been the Yoga/Workshop/Mystic Village Director for Firefly festival for 5 years, and is also a social worker. 

She is forever grateful for these teachings and hopes to always be Learning, Breathing, and Dancing through it All!! Sat Nam.


10:45am – 12:15pm • Galactic Center

Spherical Manipulation: The Magic of Contact Juggling

Jimmy Sprout

All Levels • Props Provided

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Often referred to as “the magic ball” and most commonly recalled from the 1986 film The Labyrinth, contact juggling is among the most mesmerizing displays of human ability to behold. It is also a highly meditative practice to engage in. In this workshop, Jimmy Sprout will guide you through a series of movements and techniques that encourage you to interact with the ball and find your flow. You will learn two things in this workshop. One, David Bowie is not the person manipulating the crystal ball in aforementioned film. And two, it is not “the ball”, but you, who is magic.

BIO – Jimmy “Sprout” Linenberger is a working performer and teacher in the circus and flow arts industry. He is co-owner of Third Space Movement; a company based in Northern Michigan who specializes in kinetic arts performance and education. In his 10 years of object manipulation work, he has taught at many conventions and festivals including Pacific Fire, Burning Man, and Flow Motion. “Contact juggling is the one of the most meditative and extraordinarily rewarding art forms I’ve encountered and I love facilitating people through that experience!” – Jimmy Sprout


 

12:30pm – 1:30pm • Galactic Center

Sacred Plants for Lucid Consciousness

Chloe Bee

Rainbow Bliss Bontanicals • www.rbbotanicals.comwww.facebook.com/rainbowblissbotanicals/

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The ethno-botany of Central America and Africa is abundant in sacred and ancient phyto-oneirogens: plants used ritually for exploration and divination within the dream realm. From Calea zachatechichi of the Chontol to Sinicuichi of the Aztec to Silene capensis of the Xhosa; humans express a biological and mystical desire to enhance the lucidity of dream phenomena. Learn about cultural practices, safe usage, and the sorcerous beauty of wise oneiric plants, essential oils, and resins.

BIO – A mystically professional lens and botanical whisperer integrating consciousness and sacred dance through the rainbow of magical plants.

A community catalyst with wholistic, inclusive leadership at the core. Currently, Chloe is the generator of a heart-centered hub for the alliance of ethno-botany, expressive movement, alternative art, and Earth medicine via transformative workshops and women’s Red Tent facilitation presently thriving on community-expressed needs for the cultivation of plant wisdom, somatic liberation, and earth-first thinking. Rainbow Bliss Botanicals and Happy Healthy High Horny Herbs are two current projects that strive to integrate consciousness, ceremony, botanical medicine, and sacred dance through honoring the divine intelligence between people and plants.

Fueled by cosmic ancestors, a BS in Sustainable Ecosystems and Soil Science, and undergraduate studies in Dance Performance and Choreography at Arizona State University and University of Waikato, New Zealand, I believe in a collective vision of expressive healing. Through volunteering with and educating kids and adults, I find the styles of Contact Improvisation, West African dance, and Urban Hip Hop to be vehicles of building confidence and authentic human connection. For the sake of all creatures, I share a vision to utilize these primal styles with compassion to inspire health and leadership. As a complementary element, I study cognition-enhancing botanicals, plant therapeutics for pain management, and natural medicine for trauma recovery.

Currently, I am a full time student of EastWest Planetary Herb School with Micheal and Leslie Tierra as mentors and teachers. In 2017, I will be a certified Planetary Herbalist with training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Meridian Therapy, and Eclectic Herbalism.


1:00 – 2:00pm • Solar Culture – 31 E Toole Ave
The Global Cosmic Phenomenathon
 
John McNab
 
How and where to see UFOs, miracles, and other phenomena happening all around us.  In 1992, Share International reported that an associate of the World Teacher Maitreya stated “He (Maitreya) is going to flood the world with such happenings that the mind can never comprehend it.”  Since, there has been a major increase in UFO sightings and other extraordinary signs around the world.  How can you see these happenings and what do they mean?
 
BIO: John McNab for 22 years has been a co-worker with Share International and is a lifelong student of the Ageless Wisdom Teachings. He has witnessed many occurrences of extraordinary phenomena.

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm • Festival Grounds

Acro Jam – All Levels Acro Yoga

Cirque Roots

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All Levels • Bring A Yoga Mat (Optional)

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Let’s fly, base and spot! The wonderful art of acro yoga lies within all of us. Whether you are brand new to AcroYoga or more experienced you will find many people to connect with and plenty of opportunities to deepen your practice.

BIO – Cirque Roots 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. Based in an 1910’s adobe warehouse in downtown Tucson we’ve created 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 four years together, performing both nationally and internationally through ritual fire dance, stilt and partner acrobatic choreographies inspiring others.


2pm – 3:15pm • Galactic Center

Gung Fu Tea Ceremony

RonJon Terlane

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We will discuss how to serve tea to people in the Gung Fu ceremonial style. Plus, how to brew certain kinds of tea green, oolong, aged pu’er, and herbal blends.

BIO – RonJon 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.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016

9am – 10:30pm • Galactic Center

Moonstone Magic Deep Yoga Flow

Phoebe Jenkins

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All Levels • Some Mats Provided, Please Bring Your Own!

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A moonstone magically sets you on the path to love, stripping you of negativity and restoring trust and acceptance in your life. In this all levels yoga flow class, deep stretches are combined with powerful heart openers as we cultivate self-love, romantic love, peace and harmony into our life.

BIO – Phoebe Jenkins encourages everyone to glow bright by facilitating opportunities of health coaching, fitness and bodywork. She is RYT200, AFAA Group Fitness, LMT, and a Certified Health Coach. Her joy in life is providing experiences for people to shine their light, find their passion and rock their own world.


 

10:45am – 12:15pm

Contact ImproV-a-lution

Chloe Bee

Rainbow Bliss Bontanicals • www.rbbotanicals.comwww.facebook.com/rainbowblissbotanicals/

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The realm of dance has no limits, so why do we give ourselves boundaries? Connect, expand, and dissolve fears surrounding authentic human connection and contact improvisation. Using choreographic and playful exploratory somatic exercises, together we create art that respects the individual as well as supports the union of conscious movement. This hour of gentle exploration will provide tools for the primal heart and for the dance floor.

BIO – A mystically professional lens and botanical whisperer integrating consciousness and sacred dance through the rainbow of magical plants.  

A community catalyst with wholistic, inclusive leadership at the core. Currently, Chloe is the generator of a heart-centered hub for the alliance of ethno-botany, expressive movement, alternative art, and Earth medicine via transformative workshops and women’s Red Tent facilitation presently thriving on community-expressed needs for the cultivation of plant wisdom, somatic liberation, and earth-first thinking. Rainbow Bliss Botanicals and Happy Healthy High Horny Herbs are two current projects that strive to integrate consciousness, ceremony, botanical medicine, and sacred dance through honoring the divine intelligence between people and plants.  

Fueled by cosmic ancestors, a BS in Sustainable Ecosystems and Soil Science, and undergraduate studies in Dance Performance and Choreography at Arizona State University and University of Waikato, New Zealand, I believe in a collective vision of expressive healing. Through volunteering with and educating kids and adults, I find the styles of Contact Improvisation, West African dance, and Urban Hip Hop to be vehicles of building confidence and authentic human connection. For the sake of all creatures, I share a vision to utilize these primal styles with compassion to inspire health and leadership. As a complementary element, I study cognition-enhancing botanicals, plant therapeutics for pain management, and natural medicine for trauma recovery. 

Currently, I am a full time student of EastWest Planetary Herb School with Micheal and Leslie Tierra as mentors and teachers. In 2017, I will be a certified Planetary Herbalist with training in Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Meridian Therapy, and Eclectic Herbalism.


 

12:30pm – 1:45am • Galactic Center

Flower Power, Vibrational Medicine and Plant Communication

Lauren Schultz

Medicina Pachamama •  www.medicinapachamama.comwww.facebook.com/medicinapachamamaInstagram: @medicinapachamama

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This workshop will explore the history, uses and preparation of flower essences. Our time will be interactive and filled with demonstrations, group exercises and discussion empowering participants with the knowledge and skills needed to embrace this practice in their own lives.  All participants will leave the workshop with a customized flower essence remedy!  Flower essences are potent healing allies that offer beautiful medicine, which can be used to support us on our path of personal healing and evolution.  These remedies of the soul, made in the laboratory of nature, address the root cause of spiritual, emotional and physical imbalances allowing us to heal and achieve optimal vitality.

BIO – Lauren has had the privilege to interact with the world from numerous vantage points.  From working as a human rights activist and educator on the U.S/Mexico border to a clinical herbalist and practitioner for Natural Doctors International in rural Nicaragua,  Lauren has come to know one thing for certain, nature cures. It is from extensive study of clinical herbal medicine, folk medicine and transformational spiritual practices that Lauren finds truth, wisdom, and power in remedies of the earth and their ability to illuminate our inherent ability to heal, evolve, blossom and grow.

Flower essences are potent healing allies that offer beautiful medicine, which can be used to support us on our path of personal healing and evolution.  These remedies of the soul, made in the laboratory of nature, address the root cause of spiritual, emotional and physical imbalances allowing us to heal and achieve optimal vitality.


1:30pm – 2:30pm •  Festival Grounds

Circus Jam: Hoop, Juggle, Acro Yoga Jam

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All Levels • Bring A Yoga Mat (Optional)

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Come hoop, juggle, acro yoga, flow, or stretch! Cirque Roots will be bringing the whole crew to teach and skillshare. Connect with your commUNITY. Teach some tricks up your own sleeve, meet some new people and learn something new.

BIO – Cirque Roots 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. Based in an 1910’s adobe warehouse in downtown Tucson we’ve created 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 four years together, performing both nationally and internationally through ritual fire dance, stilt and partner acrobatic choreographies inspiring others.


2pm – 3:15pm • Galactic Center

Kundalini Temple: Live Music, Gong and Sound Healing

Blake Boyer w/Guest Musicians Serena Gabriel & Melissa Edwards

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Entering the 9 year cycle – a time for completion, mastery and new beginnings. Our capacity as humans, or light minds, exists within the containers our conscious awareness shapes. From habituation and addictive tendencies to the internal alchemy of self-exaltation, the journey through awareness always begins and ends with you. Refinement of this subtle self takes us out of the mystery and into mastery, beyond the addictive patterns and into the rhythm of your own truth. With the assistance of sound healers, ancient yogic techniques, and group consciousness we will go on a journey together into the subtleties of our luminous existence. All levels welcome.

BIO – 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.