Diversity Festival Workshops 2016

 

WORKSHOPS

 

Dreamtime Didjeridu with SHINE

Dreamtime Didjeridu with SHINE

A journey into the Dreamtime with Australian Didjeridu master, World fusion artist and sound healer SHINE. SHINE will be sharing some of his background, knowledge and understanding of the didjeridu and the power of sound.  As well as taking the audience on a sound journey, using Didjeridu, Shruti box, Vocal chanting, Hang drum and percussion. Following the sound meditation, SHINE will also be open and available to receive and answer any questions about the instruments or himself.

www.shinelikethesun.ca

 

In The Groove Music Workshop with Tippy Agogo

 

In The Groove Music Workshop with Tippy Agogo

100 instruments in one medium sized suitcase, mostly home-made, and orchestra with volunteers from the audience.  This family oriented workshop (for all ages) is based on universal instruments made from recyclables, digital loops of live grooves, rhythm and movement skills, masks, etc., and parents are welcome to play - all ages also welcome.

www.tippyagogo.com

 

Let’s Build a Dragon with Captain Thunderpants

 

Let’s Build a Dragon with Captain Thunderpants

Let's work together to build a parade dragon from bit and pieces of this and that. A hands on experience for kids, parents and anyone else.
Captain Thunderpants is an intergalactic space pirate from the planet Funkathon. His Star Galleon, the Thunder Stallion has been moored over the Earth for a few years now as the Captain gathers sweet potatoes and yams to help him with his mission of saving the dinosaur inhabitants of his home solar system before it is consumed by a super nova. The Captain has been known to sing and dance and tell stories.

www.captainthunderpants.com

 

The Turntemple Sessions with DJ All Good

 

The Turntemple Sessions with DJ All Good

The Turntemple is a mobile, solar powered, multi turntable DJ classroom housed inside a 26 foot Uhaul truck. It is a place for DJs to share the art of Turntablism and Vinyl based DJing. Workshops for new DJs, professional development for veteran DJs. The Turntemple also serves as a jam spot for all star scratch sessions, rehearsal area/green room for performing DJs, and graffiti wall for visual artists.

www.facebook.com/turntemple/

 

Creativity in Music Production with SAMI

 

Creativity in Music Production with SAMI

There are countless different approaches to producing electronic music. However, regardless of the production style, there is one thing that many globally respected producers tend to agree on: the music that they are happiest with are tracks that came together quickly and effortlessly.
This workshop will showcase different approaches & tools that can help you move quickly through the creative side of music production. We will discuss what can cause creative blocks, and ways in which we can enable our creativity. Additionally, we will create a track from start to finish employing the methods exhibited in the workshop. www.thisissami.net

 

Dance Temple with Lila Spencer

 

Dance Temple with Lila Spencer


Dance Temple ~ Ecstatic Dance Journey Inviting you on a journey into the temple to move, connect and express as we tap into our bliss and dance ourselves free.  


www.dancetemplesaltspring.com

 

Mask Making with Tian Ostapovitch and Layla Duggan

 

Mask Making with Tian Ostapovitch and Layla Duggan


Design your own unique mask! Decorate with a big selection of fabrics, feathers, and much more. Wear it around the festival after you're done.

Both adults and kids welcome, come have fun with the whole family!


 

Tantra, Sacred Intimacy, and Spiritual Awakening with Steven Seva

 

Tantra, Sacred Intimacy, and Spiritual Awakening with Steven Seva

People who engage in Sacred Union natured relationships are POWERFUL. Spiritually based partnerships are extraordinary platforms for rapid and long lasting personal transformation. Over the past 50 years we've been culturally redefining what it means to be in an intimate relationship and the question this workshop explores is "What's next?"

www.stevenseva.com

 

 

Community Mural Painting with Kay Gallivan

Learn the basics of painting a beautiful mural in this fun, hands-on workshop.
Kay Gallivan is an artist and community organizer from Coast Salish Territory (Victoria, BC). After researching street art collectives in Mexico, Kay returned to Canada and began hosting collective mural painting workshops. In this way she hopes to empower communities to come together and express themselves, as well as empowering individuals to get creative. Kay has exhibited her visual art and film work locally and internationally.

 

Clown Bootcamp with Nurse Misty & Sergeant Gogo

 

Clown Bootcamp with Nurse Misty & Sergeant Gogo

Nurse Misty and Sergeant Gogo run a tight ship. All of your work so far has led up to this crucial moment. This is a VERY official training session where you will need to use all of your one liners, your prizewinning dance moves, and your million dollar smile to set yourself apart as top clown aficionado. We accept all ages, genders, odours, oddities and spiritual disbeliefs. Bring the whole family; we want it all! Some things you can expect are: clown speed dating, relays, prizes, pimped out costumes, and games galore. This workshop will accumulate in a parade where we will shower the festival grounds with our glory. The competition will be titanic, but if you come armed with lemons you may just leave with a hot date and fistful of bananas.
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Medicinal Mushroom Mysteries with Yarrow Willard

 

Medicinal Mushroom Mysteries with Yarrow Willard

Join Herbalist Yarrow Willard in unraveling the science and folklore of how to use the higher level tree mushrooms as food and medicine. In this informative talk we will take a deeper look at many of the medicinal mushrooms that can be found both locally and internationally. 
You will learn how to better understanding the mode of action mushrooms have in the body, how to best unlock their healing powers, and how they help modulate both our ecosystem and immune system, creating a radiant state of health and balance.

 

Tight Shorts and Ugly Sweaters with LALU & Special Guest

 

Tight Shorts and Ugly Sweaters with LALU & Special Guest

Get ready weirdos the man that brought you the 80's Workout and the Train Wrecking Workshop is now giving you another reason to be silly and get down.  Sooooo, show up with the tightest of shorts and ugliest of sweaters and sweat it out to some sick 90's Hip Hop with this guy.

www.facebook.com/DjLalu/

 

hoop dance and badassery with lola loops

 

Hoop Dance and Badassery with Lola Loops

Hoop it.Dance it.Move it - let your freak flag fly! with Lola Loops Utilizing inspiration from all the things hooping, with a variety of dance forms, this Playshop is designed to inspire and excite the inner baddass! Encouraging confidence and more self- expression in hoop play. This series will include movement, exploration, and discovery as well as learning baddass tricks with moves focused on what your body is doing while hooping. Open to all hoopers, flow arts, dancers, circus freaks, and weirdos!

www.facebook.com/Lola-Loops

 

 

Tea Ceremony with Alexandra Luppold


The Tea Ceremony is a celebration of the sacred union between Nature and Human. During the Tea Ceremony Alexandra is guided to different aspects of Being such as mind, ego, soul, and spirit. The group is presented with teachings and a guided journey as is appropriate to the circle.


www.alexandraluppold.com

 

Kundalini Yoga and Yoga Massage with Namhari

We will be using Kundalini Yoga to enter an energetically elevated zone. Afterwards, everyone will partner up to be guided through a Thai Yoga Massage sequence and have the pleasure of enjoying Gong Relaxation during their final massage.

 

 

Haiku Poetry with Kevin Flesher

 

Haiku Poetry with Kevin Flesher

Haiku is succinct
a recipe for poems
that are short and sweet

Join the Primordial Poet Laureate of the Comox Valley for a poetry walk punctuated by small exercises in observing and poetically expressing nature.
Haiku is a potent and highly adaptable form that makes writing poetry easy and spontaneous. All ages welcome!

www.captainthunderpants.com

 

Aerial Silks with Freyja Skye

 

Aerial Silks with Freyja Skye

Aerial Silks Classes with Freyja Skye: Learn to climb, do save locks, poses, and inversions on silks and hammocks.

Freyja’s biggest inspiration in teaching is: ‘I love to make people fly! It is so empowering to defy gravity, push beyond what we thought our limits were, and it is so rewarding for me to see my students get upside down, feel weightless, and discover their own power!

www.freyjaskyedancer.com

 

Womens Punk Rock Choir with the women of P.R

 

Punk Rock Choir Parade! Hosted by the Powell River Womens Punk Rock Choir

An everyone-welcome rhythm and vocal workshop held in an encouraging environment.  Even the beginnerist of beginners will fit right in!  will lead into a parade! 

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Fun Flow Yoga with Lucy Lambert

 

Fun Flow Yoga with Lucy Lambert

A fun, playful, semi-psychedelic yoga and meditation session. We will combine subtle energetic work, breath, sound, and meditation with basic hatha yoga postures to stretch and wake up the body. Invigorating, lively, and community building. Open to all levels of practice from beginner to advanced yogis.

www.lucylambertyoga.com

 

 

Connecting Through Touch -with Janelle Hardy

Learn how to touch and communicate about touch in ways that are clear, respectful and wonderful.

Janelle Hardy helps people feel better in their bodies and spirits by taking them through the Hellerwork Structural Integration series. Also by teaching healthy touch and spirited and creatively soulful personal growth workshops, and making art.

 

VISFF

 

Diversity Short Film Festival - hosted by Cecil

The Vancouver Island Short Film Festival presents one hour of short films (all under 12 minutes) from its 10-year archive of audience favorites. Since 2006, VISFF has been showcasing the best in short films by local and international filmmakers. VISFF takes place every February in Nanaimo and is pleased to join Diversity Festival to bring you creative locally-shot short films. Check us out at www.visff.com. Vancouver Island Short Film Festival | Nanaimo BC The Vancouver Island Short Film festival creates opportunities for filmmakers to show their work and network with others to help build our film community. www.visff.com

 

 

BEACH STAGE

SATURDAY SUNDAY
10:30-11:30 Fun Flow Yoga 10:30-11:30 Fun Flow Yoga
11:30- 1:00 Hoop Dance and Baddassery 11:30-1:00 Dance Temple
1:00 PM Music Line-up Begins 1:00 PM Music Line-up Starts
2:00-4:00 PM Aerial Silks 2:00-4:00 Aerial Silks

DIVERSITY STAGE

10:00-12:00 Let's Build a Dragon 10:00-11:30 Kundalini Yoga & Yoga Massage
12:00-2:00 pm Tippy Agogo 11:30 - 1:00 pm Clown Bootcamp
2:00-3:00 Freestyle Focus Group

TEEPEE STAGE

9:30 Shine set-up /clean teepee 9:30 AM Shine set-up/clean teepee
10:00-11:00 Sound Healing with SHINE 10:00-11:00 Sound Healing with SHINE
11:00-11:30 shine 30 mins to closedown 11:00-11:30 shine 30 mins to close down
11:30-1:00 Connecting Through Touch-Hellerwork Series 11:30-1:00 Tantra & Sacred Intimacy
1:00-2:30 Dance of the Sacred Masculine 1:00-2:30 Medicinal Mushrooms
2:30-3:00 Childrens Scavenger Hunt Meet-up 2:30-4:00 Punk Rock Choir
3:00-4:30 Mask Making 4:00-5:30 Creativity in Music Production
4:30-6:30 Children's Mural Painting

FRIDAY Main Promanade
4:00-7:00 pm Community Mural Painting
SUNDAY Main gate, through arts village to beach
4:45-5:00 pm DIVERSITY PARADE
FRI/SAT/SUN TURNTEMPLE - The Spirit will Guide you!

 

 

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