Join Lydia Jarjoura for a workshop all about the Moon! You'll learn how the 4 different phases of the Moon correlate to a woman's cycle and how to live in sync with your own inner Moon for more productivity, deeper rest, and more self-acceptance. This is for ANYONE who's interested in learning these moon womb secrets.
Medicine Wheel Moving Meditation
The Medicine Wheel holds many profound teachings and is representative of the circle of life. In this meditation we move through the four cardinal directions of the traditional Native American Medicine Wheel to help potentiate healing, awakening, and most of all balance leaving you more whole, fulfilled, and connected to Self and Source.
Let go of patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you, connect with Spirit, plant seeds of intention, ignite passion, gratitude, and bring to fruition the power of your intuition to shape your best life. Together with animal guides, earth elements, and the seasons, this meditation will leave you feeling renewed, balanced, empowered, and ready to live life the life that wants to live in you!
Wild Medicine Is All Around Us
Anywhere, everywhere you go, you will find plant medicine. Growing in gardens, growing in meadows and woods and along rivers, growing out of sidewalk cracks. Let’s explore the land we are on today, and see what the green world has to say to us.
Ginger Webb is a community herbalist, mother, certified Kundalini Yoga Teacher, permaculturist, and wild plant lover/expert. She has owned and operated Texas Medicinals since 1999, supplying Central Texas with high quality herbal medicine, and is the primary instructor at Sacred Journey School of Herbalism here in Austin.
Come along with Local Leaf's Eric Knight to learn about the wild edible plants growing right under your nose. We’ll explore the property and learn what fall wild edibles can be found in Central Texas. We’ll also discuss wild-harvesting ethics, dangers, basic botany, as well as helpful resources for continuing your foraging adventures.
Eric has taught numerous plant walks and edible and medicinal plant classes for Earth Native Wilderness School, the Austin Nature & Science Center, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and is always excited to share his ethnobotanical knowledge.
Functional Ayurveda for Gut Health
An overview of my integrative approach to gut health which blends Eastern and Western philosophy for optimal healing and wellbeing of the most important organ of the body -- the gut. The discussion is followed by an audience-guided Q and A of such an integrative approach to specific concerns.
Nisha is a board-certified internist who has been practicing medicine since 2005. As a Western-trained physician, she learned the strengths and limitations of the modern medical system and sought to reach beyond its boundaries. Born into an Indian family, Nisha was exposed to Ayurveda at an early age and drew upon its timeless wisdom for self-healing for over twenty years.
Bridgette Wolleat will lead a movement workshop and discuss the benefits of moving more primally in nature. Animal moves improve functional strength, enhance embodiment and creativity while helping us re- connect with nature and our inner child.
Bridgette is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer, real food lover, adventurer, health seeker and passionate lover of life. She specializes in helping women with cellular detoxification, functional movement, hormone balance and healing with herbs.
Exploring Ayurveda: Connecting to the Elements in Mind, Body, and Spirit
Over 5000 years ago, the ancient Vedic texts outlined how to live a life of balance through movement, diet, and lifestyle. While Yoga focuses on movement and breath, Ayurveda focuses on food as medicine. Using the elements (earth, wind, air, fire, and water) as a framework, Ayurveda provides the wisdom to identify your personal constitution and create a lifestyle that supports an optimal experience in your mind, body, and spirit–that’s free of disease and full of joy! In this workshop, Rachel will introduce the main tenets of Ayurveda, guide you through a Dosha Quiz to identify your mind-body type, and explain how to recognize symptoms of imbalance.
Plant Meditations & Yin Yoga
This class will explore a seasonal practice that combines yin yoga & herbs along with themes in grounding.
Brandi Jo Perkins is a Clinical Community Herbalist and Yoga Instructor. She offers yoga and herb classes regularly in Austin, TX. She also offers private herbal consultations and has a business called Ritual Union. Ritual Union is a small batch plant based skin care line and a botanical apothecary. She has completed clinical programs at the Blue Otter School and the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine.
Reclaiming our Wild and Mystical Roots
In this experiential session we will explore the fundamentals of embodying the divine feminine in mind, body and spirit. Through journeying, breath-work, earthing and group discussion we will drop into our deepest and most primal connection to ourselves. Through these practices and embodiment we tune out the noise of the world and come back home to our unique truths.
Cristina is a rewild guide, group transformation facillitator and behavior coach. Through her women’s group coaching program, rewild retreats and The Austin Rewild Festival, it is her mission to harmonize and transform our lives by reclaiming the human experience.
Soulshine Rhythm Experience: An interactive journey into rhythmic bliss
The sun, the earth's source of energy and light, is made dependent on a certain order with its rhythmical motion. The Greek origin of the word “rhythm” is “to flow", and when we are in rhythm we experience the splendid order and amazing harmony in the order of the universe. From the phases of the moon, to the cycles of the tide, nature surrounds with its calming, steady pulse of rhythm. For centuries, the drum has been utilized as a tool for celebrating this rhythm of life, honoring traditions and bonding with community. Enjoy a journey into rhythmic bliss with Suzy Soulshine as your guide. Let us tap into our inner rhythm and enjoy the ancient, unifying experience of group drumming. Drums provided.
As a trained Drum & Rhythm Facilitator, I utilize the drum as tool for communication and personal expression, two very important elements in achieving mind/body integration and overall wellness. In my journey as a drummer and teacher, I have experienced firsthand, the remarkable healing power of rhythm. On a deeper level, group drumming builds bridges while fostering nurturing, support, camaraderie, self-respect and respect for others, and of course, joy. I can't wait to see you in the circle. Let's Play!
Change your Story, change your life
Are repetitive stories preventing you from expressing your purpose fully? Join this interactive talk where Joe will share tools and insights to start claiming your thoughts and therefore moving further towards a reality you desire.
As a professional photographer and content creator, I have a passion for consulting with small businesses who want to build community around digital culture. Creating a business in today’s landscape requires a large scope of real human connections and that’s where I step in to co-captain those efforts. I'm most excited about cultivating community both within a business and creating quality connections wherever I go.
Primitive Fire Making Skills with Natureversity Outdoor School
Join Natureversity Outdoor School for a blast into the past as you attempt to make a fire with nothing more than two sticks being rubbed together in a strategic fashion.
Avid archer, naturalist, survivalist and outdoor enthusiast Chris Hyde has spent his entire life learning from the wild places around Texas and various survival schools across the country. Today Chris is an Environmental Educator at Natureversity Outdoor School teaching adults, children and families all about survival, naturalist studies, archery and native scout skills.
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Community Jam Sessions
Are you a musician in the community and attending the festival? Bring your guitar, drums, flute-- anything goes-- to share in spontaneous musical harmony with fellow participants.
Agnihotra Fire Ceremony
Agnihotra is an ancient technology revealed in the Vedic life sciences. Its practice induces a harmonizing resonance to heal the environment and self, through the element of fire.The healing fire is prepared in a copper pyramid using gomai and ghee. At the precise transitions of sunrise and sunset, an Agnihotri (practitioner) chants Mantra while giving whole brown rice mixed with ghee, a representation of Self, to the fire. Performed as a group, the Agnihotra fire enhances group meditation, and deepens our connection to one another and nature.
About the Festival Location
Gingerland is a 59 acre retired Texas ranch property repurposed into the ultimate outdoor venue. Their creative event space begins with a Texas Style Farmhouse originally built in 1907. On this 15 acres you can let your mind, body and spirit roam and get lost in the beautiful landscape. And, did we tell you that there are animals to play with? Mingle with our friendly resident donkeys Lucinda and Guillermo who watch over our rowdy herd of goats. They are conveniently located just outside of Austin.
Early Bird pricing ends August 19th
Saturday/Saturday Night/Sunday Morning Reservation includes:
Opening cacao ceremony
Six interactive sessions
Lunch, dinner & breakfast from Curcuma
Closing meditation ceremony
Reserved camping spot
Sacred Group Dinner experience in your camping groups (pre-assigned)