Workshop List Summerland FL February 21-24, 2013
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An altar is an extension of the conscious & subconscious mind, a pragmatic & personal tool for focusing our intention. A community altar seeks to find commonalities, to present visual pieces to correspond to the goals we desire to accomplish as we gather together.
Please join us as we build our community altar, infusing the altar with loving, healing, joyful energies to strengthen our sense of community, empower each other & manifest powerful transformations. Feel free to bring items to be placed on the altar for the festival, as well as any snacks or drinks you would like to share with the community.
We will start to set up the Community Altar about 4/5pmish on Fri night. Community participation is encouraged. If you will not be available at that time, feel free to place items on the table & they will be added to the altar during set up. Items such as water, fruits, snacks & drinks can be dropped off any time.
11:00 Intermediate Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo
12:00 Chainsaw Labonte Drum Carving
1:00 How to Skin and Tighten Your Drum with Rich Redd
1:00 Intro to Hoop Dance with BonnieB
2:00 Decorating the Body With Henna
2:00 Spidersong Flute
3:00 SUFI Rhythms–An introduction to Aissawa Sufi Rhythms and instrumentation
4:00 The Free Flow with Kristin Berlin
5:00 African Drumming with Ian Monroe
6:00 Rhythm of Life Healing Dance Workshop with Brigit
7:30 Awaken a Dream
Drumming starts at the end of the concert.
11:00 Goddess Dance With Devonne
12:00 Spidersong Flute
1:00 How to Skin and Tighten Your Drum with Rich Redd
1:00 Decorating the Body With Henna
2:00 Intro to Hoop Dance with BonnieB
3:00 UN-SQUARING The DRUM CIRCLE
3:00 Intentional Dance of the Soul with Spellbinding Sherry
4:00 Intermediate Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo
4:00 Sacred Dance with Sumayah Lea
5:00 The Free Flow with Kristin Berlin
6:00 African Drumming with Ian Monroe
7:30 Didges Christ Superdrum
Drumming starts at the end of the concert.
Chainsaw Labonte Drum Carving
Intro to Hoop Dance with BonnieB
Hoop Dance is an ever growing, emerging form of creative movement that combines ecstatic dance, moving meditation, and play. This movement art offers a stronger connection not only between one’s own mind and body but also to a larger community. Hooping with larger, handcrafted versions of the traditional hula hoop not only massages, exercises and tones the body, it also offers a cleansing healing practice.
Bonnie will cover all the basics of hoop dance to get everyone started on their own hoop path. She’ll also offer some more challenging moves for those who have been hooping for some time already.
There will be something for everyone and fun is guaranteed.
Rhythm of Life Healing Dance Workshop with Brigit
Life is Movement,
Life is Rhythm.
Move to the Rhythm,
Glow with the Flow.
Feel your Heart beat
As the music calls,
To feel the Joy,
To feel the Pain,
To free the Emotions
You keep locked away.
Flood your soul with the Waters of Love,
For Love is the key to Ecstasy.
Love is like the branches of a tall, strong tree
That connects the children
Dancing Wild & Free.
Come join us as we share tools to assist us in exploring the healing aspect of movement through rhythm. Cast off inhibitions. Become fully immersed in the blissful nature of being completely present in the moment, being surrounded by love, acceptance & community. EVERYONE is welcome to share this healing dance together.
Brigit Addison (Yeye B), LMT, Reiki Master, was crowned Yeye by Babalawo Oleefee Omo Esu in the tradition of Awo in 2005. She’s a licensed massage therapist (1997) who has studied Swedish massage, shiatsu, aromatherapy, Reiki (Hawayo Takada tradition) and energy healing with crystals & vibration.
Over the past 20 years, Brigit has been practicing yoga, meditation, chanting, drumming meditations, working with crystals, blending oils & herbal incense & offering workshops.
Brigit’s passion over the last decade has been exploring the effects of vibration, particularly through drumming, for healing & enlightenment. Brigit & her husband Baba Mike facilitate healing drum circles at various locations. Recently, Brigit has begun exploring the world of hypnosis techniques for self empowerment & manifesting positive change.
Currently Brigit is offering workshops incorporating body movement into the healing journey, inviting others to join in the rhythmic dance of healing.
DANCING THE ELEMENTS With Devonne
Honoring the five natural elements through dance is a way of getting in touch with Nature and Spirit. It turns our awareness to the life force within and teaches us how to connect to it and to the divine.
Dancing the elements will recognize five elements – five powers, energies or qualities of the universe that affect our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
Water dancing is sensual, deep, soothing, mesmerizing and mysterious.
Fire dancing is passionate, dynamic, proud, powerful and exciting.
Earth dancing is robust, sensual, grounded, rhythmic and strong.
Air dancing is light, flirtatious, whimsical, changeable and free
Spirit dancing is trance and transformative, introspective and soulful,
Dancing with the intention of touching various aspects of Natural elements brings energy and vigor to our life. It heightens intuition and our ability to balance these energies in our lives.
No dance experience is necessary. Wear danceable clothes and bring a hip/coin scarf , a veil if you have one and something to sit on.
Live drumming will accompany this workshop.
Devonne LaBonte has been studying the ancient art of Middle Eastern Belly Dance for more than 10 years.
She is also a student of many dance forms from Ballet to jazz, African to tribal fusion, goddess to drum
circle dance. She has taught goddess / belly dance / veil / drum circle dance & dancing the elements
workshops to beginning through advanced level dancers for more than 5 years at numerous festivals and
gatherings. Devonne loves sharing her Passion of the dance with all Goddesses/Gods, and teaching this
empowering “dancing the elements” is a special and beautiful gift.
African Drumming with Ian Monroe
In this work shop we will play various beginner djembe rhythms and brakes to go along with them.
I have been a drummer for the pagan community since I was a child. My life’s goal growing up was to be the best drummer I could be and began teaching beginners djembe class while following and growing through my passion at festivals all across southeast.
I have been studying and play drums for the past 15 years. Ii want nothing more than to share the beautiful healing sounds of the drum with the world.
Kristin is a poi flow artist from Jacksonville,Fl. She has traveled throughout Florida and Georgia shareing this art and learning as much as she can along the way. Kristin spun fire for the first time at the age of 12, and has been doing so for a little under 10 years. She was a Firespinning coordinator for one of Florida’s pagan festivals, as well as performing for a variety of events including concerts, flow jams, private parties and drumcircles.
The free flow: basics and saftey of spinning poi.
Come out and learn a few basic moves or teach another something more advanced. Knowlage of poi comes from joining and learning from one another. Everyone has something to offer and share! Of course we will cover the subject of safety. Its all fun and games till you have no hair! We dedinitely dont want that. A limited amount of pracitce poi will be available, if you have your on please bring them.
Intermediate Didgeridoo with Jeremy Lembo
Jeremy Lembo is a modern master of the didgeridoo as well as many different flutes and saxophones, including the especially warm sounding bamboo saxophones from Eric the Flute Maker. Originally from the Hudson Valley region of New York State, Jeremy moved to Sarasota Florida in 1996. During a trip to South America in 1998, Jeremy first experienced the didgeridoo in person and ever since, it has been one of his passions in life. Jeremy plays in the World Music band World Collision, is associated with the drum and didge band “Dragonfly Rhythms”, and also works with “Didgeridoo Down Under”, an educational program utilizing the Didgeridoo. His handmade, non-traditional didgeridoos are among the finest on the planet and he makes them from various hardwoods and has a new line of synthetic hand-layed fiberglass didges.
MARTIN GREYWOLF MURPHY has been drumming for 25 years; began instructing and facilitating drum circles in 1992 after years of study. He has incorporated a wide diversity of tribal instruments (as well as found and created ones) into his performances and recordings. He has completed the Remo Health Rhythms Facilitator training; is a Rhythmic Entertainment Intervention Therapy Provider; and has performed, practiced Sound Healing modalities, and recorded from coast to coast.
He has studied with modern-day drum masters from West Africa (including Famadou Konate and Mamaday Keta), the Congo (including Thobos Lubamba and Teber Milandou Sita), the Middle East (including Karim Nagi, Raquy, Quentin Shaw) and many more. He has trained on ngoma, djembe, and duns, as well as Arabic and North African tabla, riq, and frame drums. He also founded a “Drums Not Drugs” program in Orlando, FL to present drumming as a community and self-esteem building exercise for at-risk and challenged youth at counseling centers and in various schools.
SUFI Rhythms–An introduction to Aissawa Sufi Rhythms and instrumentation. I had the fantastic opportunity to study these rhythms with Quentin Shaw and Heather McQueen as part of Chicago Aissawa and will have drums created by both my teachers at these classes. These deeply polyrhythmic beats are a truly unique expression of trance technology! Proper technique for traditional instrumentation (tareyja, bendir) will be covered although all instruments are welcome, and students receive handouts in JAMMIN! box notation style as a mnemonic to assist students in remembering the rhythms for practice.
UN-SQUARING The DRUM CIRCLE
How to Skin and Tighten Your Drum with Rich Redd
Rich Redd has been a craftsman and artisan for over 30 years. Learn his pragmatic technique of skinning and tightening a drum.
Most of the things Rich enjoys making are utilitarian by nature. “I like to see the things I make being physically used and not just to be looked at and collecting dust.” Some of those items are surfboards, paddleboard paddles, organizers, spearguns, bone jewelry and stepstools. In 1991 he built his first ashiko drum. Since then he has made over 1,200 ashiko drums, also including frame drums, djembes and congas.
During this workshop Rich will be sharing his techniques and tips on skinning and tightening a drum. Afterwards there will be a short discussion on drums, drumming and drum circles.
Sherry Stambackk-Turansky of Spellbinding Intuitive Services
aka Spellbinding Sherry
Sherry is a dancer of the soul,
who believes that vibrations are metaphysical.
Sometime we see them, sometimes we feel them, or smell them (etc)
and sometimes we dance them.
She brings to this workshop
the suggestions of how to tap into the soul of the individual dancer
as well as ways to join in the flow of the same, relative to community,
with the intent to raise vibration.
You can play a flute and love it!
The Native American flute has been reported to be the third oldest known musical instrument in the world. Native Flutes have been used for spirit calling ceremonies, powerful prayer ceremonies, courting and love songs.
I will teach a beginning workshop for those just starting or just interested in the Native American flute. The workshop will cover the basics of playing a Native American flute including scales, fingering and special techniques. How to care for your flute, what to look for when buying a flute and a bit of the history will also be discussed. Whether you own a flute or not you can attend. Flutes will be provided for use during the workshop. I will also talk about and show how to play an overtone flute.
I was introduced to fluting by a good friend of mine in the fall of 2005. He handed me a flute and showed me how to play it. I was skeptical at best because over the years I had tried repeatedly to be a musician to no avail. When I heard that sound coming from his flute and my flute at the same time, I was hooked. I started playing with the help of DVD and over a short period of time three to four weeks, the sound became better. I then decided to purchase a flute at a local Pow Wow and my collection of flutes began. My friend showed me some of his flutes, that were damaged and I asked if I could repair them. That was the start of interest in how flutes are made, by 2007 I was making my own attempts at building flutes. I went to see Master flute makers for help and they showed me what I was doing wrong. Today I try to make a flute that is pleasing to both the ear and the eye. I work in a variety of woods poplar,pecan,european oak, mahogany,bald cypress,maple and walnut to name a few. The wood is mostly reclaimed and all were something else coffee tables, dressers, dining room table legs, tree branches and pianos. I also work with bone and horns to make flutes.
Sacred Dance with Sumayah Lea
Astarte and Sumayah of Tzighan Tribe express their creativity and spirituality through their unique dance style. Their combined study of ethnic dance from a variety of cultures around the world has resulted in their view of dance as a spiritual practice. In this workshop, they will share their passion for sacred dance and offer tools for connecting with the creative divine spirit within. You will learn methods for awakening chakra and Kundalini energy while practicing sacred dance movements. Channeling these energies throughout the body, you will begin to find your own personal dance style that can express your own divine spirit.
Tiffany Aldridge Artist
“Decorating the Body With Henna”
Join Tiffany and friends to learn the tips and tricks of Henna Body Art. Everyone attending will have the opportunity to try their hand at applying Henna and receive some too!
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