Here is a list of the upcoming events that I’m trying to go to.
If you see “(confirmed)” that means I have already paid for the event.
The transformation festivals listed below we’re copied from festivalfire.com. Check them out for all kinds of transformational festivals across North America.
If you’re going to be at any of these gatherings, send me an email. 🙂
LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE (confirmed)
May 27-30, 2016 Bradley, California
“LIB is one of the United State’s premier award winning events and has earned national recognition as a pioneer in the West Coast’s conscious festival movement. A celebration of art, music, performance, yoga, sustainability and life, LIB goes beyond any ordinary music festival. With its world-class fusion of electronic music, performance art, spiritual lectures and hands-on workshops, the festival’s overarching embodiment of cultural and environmental consciousness creates an atmosphere where attendees from all walks of life can find a way to connect with others as well as themselves.”
ECSTATIC: AN EXPERIMENT IN RADICAL CONNECTION
June 9 – 12, 2016 Pinecrest, California
Ecstatic Festival is back and is now 4 full days of bliss! Ecstatic is 4 full days of Dance, Connection and Nature. Well-known facilitators, practitioners and speakers will present 60+ workshops including Contact Improv, Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, BioDanza, Authentic Relating, Tantra, OMing, Massage, Meditation, and more! Get inspired by live musical performances by the fire or relax with friends in our warm and hot pools. Ecstatic is about experiencing life in its fullest glory. Are you ready?
Join up to 11 other students and three staff members for 7 days to explore Southern Utah’s breathtaking Boulder Mountain and glorious canyon country. Leaving the high-tech, modern world behind, you explore the desert washes and mountain trails with little more than a knife, a water bottle, a blanket, and a poncho. You can’t get much more immersed in the natural world than on this course. The mental, physical, and emotional challenges may leave you 5 to 10 pounds lighter at the end of the course, but the wilderness competency and the greater sense of self that you gain are priceless.
June 16-20, 2016 Spanish Peaks Country, CO
SONIC BLOOM is a 4-day camping festival that brings live and electronic music, dance, art and human performance together in an atmosphere that inspires open channels of creativity for everyone involved, especially the audience…Together, we will create a resonant field in which to unify all forms of human creative expression. Come participate in our 10th annual festival with some of the highest quality live electronic artists and most cutting-edge producers to create what is an incredibly intimate boutique festival experience… a unified field.
July 14-20, 2016 Springville, California
Join Elements third annual tribal consciousness gathering! If you’ve ever felt that SOMETHING is missing in your life, you could be missing your TRIBE! Elements brings together top instructors in Ancestral skills to awaken your instincts. 3,000 year-old sequoia trees create a truly magical setting as we come together at a 5,000 year-old traditional gathering place of native peoples. Make a basket, start a fire by rubbing sticks together, sing and dance, camp and connect with your community. Live music around the campfire every evening. Fantastic kids program, too!
ENCHANTED FOREST FESTIVAL
July 22-24, 2016 Mendocino, California
The Enchanted Experience created on a foundation of conscious community and conscious movement,
Enchanted Forest Gatherings are an evolution of what it means to connect. To connect with one another in ecstatic dancefloor rhythm, with our breath in yogic practice, with the world around us in celebratory movement; this is what we mean when we invite you to GET ENCHANTED !
August 5-7, 2016 Denver, Colorado
Located in a breath taking rocky mountain oasis, this magical and secluded landscape is a perfect container to explore your creative potentials, connect with nature, stretch out, dive in, and dance to the wee hours. The intention of the festival is to facilitate and amplify that inspiration into real life action. Theme camps give creative communities an opening to inspire the mingling of like minded souls, whether your interests are music, clothing, food, yoga, the subtle energies, activation, visionary art! Immerse yourself in an outdoor wonderspace we will all create together.
BELOVED SACRED ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 12-15, 2016 Tidewater, Oregon
Beloved returns to Tidewater Falls for the 8th year this August! Our goal is to dissolve the boundaries that isolate us through music, dance and play. We aspire to engage the hearts and minds of those present in the finding of the beloved in each other; and furthering our ability to cooperate to make that appreciation tangible on earth.
THREE DAYS OF LIGHT GATHERING
August 26-28,2016 Asheville, North Carolina
In just a few short years The Three Days of Light Gathering (3DL) has become known as a PREMIER conscious and transformational gathering on the East Coast. Part Festival/Part Retreat/Party Summer Camp, 100% INSPIRATION! ACTIVATION! CELEBRATION! Laugh, dance, sing, play. Learn, teach, grow expand! Three Days of Light is a SAFE, WHOLESOME space for our ENTIRE family to open up and embrace our highest conscious self!
THE SYMBIOSIS GATHERING
September 22-25, 2016 Woodward Reservoir, California
Symbiosis features an epic lineup of live music, global and galactic bass, house, trance, gypsy and sacred music only 90 minutes from SF. Swim in a crystal clear lake and dance to an assortment of international acts sure to move your body and touch your soul. Explore four main stages, kids’ area, cirque theatre and comedy, gourmet organic food, yoga and dance classes and inspirational workshops for all things mind, body, and spirit. And Symbiosis boasts more art than you can shake a stick at!
EARTHSHIP BIOTECTURE ACADEMY
October 1-26th Taos, New Mexico
The Earthship Biotecture Academy offers extensive training in Earthship design principles, construction methods and philosophy. Academy classes, labs, tours and hands-on construction techniques are led by Michael Reynolds and a staff of top Earthship builders, electricians, plumbers and plant specialists. We are building an Earthship Army and the Academy offers education for those who are excited to learn and live the Earthship philosophy and help expand it globally.
VIPASSANA MEDITATION 10 DAY SILENT RETREAT
November 9-20th / Dec 7-18th / Dec 21-31st Joshua Tree, CA
Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation. The technique of Vipassana Meditation is taught at ten-day residential courses during which participants learn the basics of the method, and practice sufficiently to experience its beneficial results. There are no charges for the courses – not even to cover the cost of food and accommodation. All expenses are met by donations from people who, having completed a course and experienced the benefits of Vipassana, wish to give others the opportunity to also benefit.
(I intend to go to 2/3 of these courses—one to sit, one to serve. Courses are held all over the world, but I will go to the one in SoCal).