THE 2018 Workshop LINE-UP
Learn, grow, and receive! Wild Vibes Festival offers a variety of holistic health and creative workshops with our highly qualified and experienced professionals. Your all access festival pass allows unlimited access to all yoga and workshop classes (excluding SUP classes). Get your ticket here!
Welcome to the Forest & ShaNTI Shala WORKSHOP Schedules
12:15 - 1:00 PM(FOREST)
With Kelsea Anderson
Description: Slow down and sink into the healing elements of deep nature that surrounds the festival. Spending time in the forest provides us with several health benefits including improved immune system, reduced stress, and increased creativity and focus. Experience nature in a whole new way in this guided practice, as we connect to the land through a series of mindfulness invitations.
12:15 - 1:00PM(SHANTI)
Dinacharya: Ayurvedic Daily RoutinE
With Lauren Varney & Betty Moylan
Description: Proper daily routine is key to maintaining health and preventing disease. This workshop will explore a typical daily ayurvedic routine and provide participants with options to integrate healthy living within their lives. Proper daily routine can decrease stress, tiredness and mental fatigue and increase overall happiness and peace.
Bio: LAUREN: Lauren Varney is the owner of Ayurveda Seacoast Corp. She is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, with the title of Ayurvedic Practitioner under the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. She has many years of self-study in ayurveda, nutrition, health and fitness. She holds a Master's Degree from University of New Hampshire Occupational Therapy, and has been practicing as a registered/licensed occupational therapist going on 9 years. She is also a certified yoga teacher with a focus in Ashtanga Yoga, receiving her training from Yoga East in Kittery, ME. Lauren and Ayurveda Seacoast work to integrate the ancient teaching of ayurveda and yoga into our modern culture using Lauren's western medical background in hopes to educate and encourage change in the community.
BETTY: Betty Moylan is a registered yoga teacher, an Ayurvedic consultant and educator, and a licensed massage therapist.Her practice has evolved as a result of her own healing and awareness journey through the three modalities of yoga, Ayurveda and massage. Yoga strengthens the body and calms the mind, Ayurveda teaches about right diet and seasonal routine and massage enhances all bodily functions.
Specializing in Ayurvedic bodywork, she uses the treatments to help balance the governing energies of Vata, Pitta and Kapha - the body’s innate systems of communication (nervous system), transformation (digestive system) and structure (musculoskeletal system). For more info on Betty’s practice go to www.refugehealingarts.com and you can follow her @refugehealingarts.
1:15 - 2:00 PM(FOREST)
KUNDALINI FOR PROSPERITY
With Kara Seymour
Description: Clear the habitual patterns and thoughts from the subconscious mind that prevent you from fully accessing, receiving and experiencing abundance and prosperity. Come have a powerful and personal experience of Kundalini Yoga, where you will learn and practice; kriyas (yogic excersizes), meditations and mantras all designed to increase your energy, magnetize more of what you truly desire and move beyond your limiting beliefs and habitual patterns that no longer serve you. Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness. A transportation system, Kundalini Yoga connects you with your own higher consciousness and is designed to help you maneuver our complex modern reality with grace, integrity and vitality.
Bio: Kara Seymour is the owner of LIV Kundalini a new Kundalini Yoga Studio opening in Portland, Maine in the beginning of this summer. Kara is deeply honored and privileged to be a part of the Kundalini lineage and to share these powerful, applicable and highly customizable teachings with all who are seeking to feel better in their bodies, create more clarity in their minds, desire a deeper connection to Source Energy and/or simply gain more energy and tools to navigate our complex modern world. After 16 years of practicing, teaching and participating in many different styles of yoga and healing modalities, Kara knows from first hand experience that Kundalini Yoga is a direct, quick and accelerated path to elevate and amplify our own consciousness.
1:15 - 2:00PM(SHANTI)
HERBAL TEA BLENDING
With Kate Fazio
Description: Tea is one of the simplest herbal preparations and brewing is a beautiful stress-relieving self-care ritual, yet learning the art of tea formulation can be daunting. This class with yogini and herbalist Kate Fazio will be a taste of custom herbal tea blending. You will learn the many benefits of several herbal allies and how to use them to design a balanced brew. After discussion, we will each workshop our own Bespoke Blend to make and take home.
Bio: Shoutout to everyone trying to make health and happiness into a reality instead of a Pinterest board. As the owner of Wild Rituals, Kate Fazio makes doing life just a little bit more doable with magic herbal goodies, transformative yoga classes, and a fervor for fun.
With Sarah Oleson
Description: Join Sarah Oleson for a fun and unique partner yoga class! Practice communicating in ways other than verbal as we explore balance, strength and flexibility, sometimes even using your partner to hold you up! Rediscover connection, compassion, and leave feeling lighter, recharged, and playful. No yoga experience is required. Come with an open mind and an open heart.
Grab a friend and join in.. or come solo and we'll pair you with a partner!
Bio: Sarah Oleson, (RYT 500) is an International yoga and wellness retreat leader based out of New England. She is certified in numerous facets and paths of yoga including Vinyasa, Child light yoga, and Prenatal yoga. Leading retreats and teacher trainings all over the world has allowed Sarah to be constantly inspired by nature, different cultures, spirituality, and the elements... linking movement, breath and the true beauty of life through the graceful practice. Her hope is that her students will step off their mat and into everyday life with that same nourishment and balanced attitude. www.saraholesonyoga.com
MAKING YOUR DREAM LIFE DELIBERATE
With RAYA AL-HASHMI & CARLEY BARTON
Description: It’s Not About Luck: Making Your Dream Life Deliberate. How many times have you looked at somebody else’s life and thought, “They’re so lucky!” In this workshop, Raya and Carley will unpack this mentality and construct it into a more productive mindset, focused on redirecting that energy inward to become our most successful selves. Living a brilliant and fulfilling life isn’t necessarily about luck or blind jumps, but about a healthy balance of intention and risk. We are all capable of discovering our own inner genius and creating the lives we were born to live. Join us, and discover yours.
Bio: RAYA: At 24-years-old Raya left her corporate job in hospitality and started a personal and business brand photography company, Raya on Assignment. She focuses on visual branding from entrepreneurs to international corporations. She is excited to share some of the steps on how she was able to take this passion and turn it into a successful profession. Keep up with her assignments over at @rayaonassignment on Instagram and www.rayaonassignment.com
CARLEY: At the age of 23, Carley left her teaching job behind to pursue a more creative life. At the time, she wasn’t exactly sure what that meant, but she trusted her ability to make cool stuff. Seven years later, and she’s written and produced ad campaigns for some of the biggest brands in the state and country. While putting her ideas on billboards, websites, and in commercials is her way of life, connecting with others through her own life experience is her personal mission. That, and encouraging you to get off your butt and take a few risks. (Ones that will truly serve you.) You can find Carley on Instagram @carbarton or at http://therenegaderulebook.com.
3:15 - 4:00PM(FOREST)
With Melodie Fallon & Alexandra Ellis
Description: Allow Melodie and Alexa to walk you through a grounding meditation, teach you to touch with intention and introduce the fun techniques of partner Thai massage to exchange with family and friends.
Bio: This soul sister duo spans New England from the Green Mountain State and the Ocean State. In mountains of Vermont, Melodie specializes in Thai massage and intuitive movement and touch with intention. In Lil' Rhodie, Alexa shares her passion of Yin yoga with psycho-spiritual exploration and integrates dance and soul song in her classes.
3:15 - 4:00PM(SHANTI)
COOKING WITH FORAGED FOODS
WITH ELENA FALTAS
Description: Rediscover how to find wild food on the seacoast and around your home. Try foraged food and learn to combine it with the two most important flavor components of any dish. This workshop is for you if you feel you are lacking a connection with the food you consume, excited about expanding your food knowledge, or you want the trick to making EVERYTHING you cook taste better!
Bio: Elena is a rising chef in New England, with a passion for community involvement. She is a dedicated food educator with the goal of helping you build confidence as a mindful consumer and as a cook in the kitchen. Elena had trained with Chef Sessler of Cava in Portsmouth, Chef Hennessey of Stages in Dover, Chef Lee of Otis in Exeter and now works independently with catering, cooking lessons and personal cooking. She is eager to share her passion and knowledge with you!
4:15 - 5:00 PM(FOREST)
With Mike Cinilia
Description: Learn about the ancient intuitive rite of Shamanic Journeying. In this workshop, you will experience the empowerment that this practical tool can bring to your everyday life. Enhance & expand your practice in a grounded and guided setting.
Bio: Mike is passionate about bringing together the best of western medicine with alternative and complimentary healing practices across cultures. He works in Cardiac Surgery as a PA, teaches yoga, and practices shamanism locally in the Seacoast. He enjoys making magic in Kittery Point, Maine with wife, Marla, son, Bodhi, and 2 dogs.
4:15 - 5:00PM(SHANTI)
CONNECTING WITH PLANT SPIRITS
With Denise DeSpirito
Description: In this workshop, gather in a circle and meet three different plants in tincture or tea form. We will all partake in a meditation after ingesting the plant and share our impressions and what arises for us, then the plant's name will be revealed. From there Denise will discuss the more concrete properties
of the plant, how it has traditionally been used as medicine and the various ways we can connect with this plant for healing. No prior experience with plant medicine or meditation is necessary.
Bio: Denise DeSpirito is a gardener and herbalist tending plants throughout the midcoast and publicly at Merryspring Nature Center in Camden, ME. This is her fifth growing season in Maine having spent the first two managing four acres of medicinal herb production at Avena Botanicals in Rockport and prior to that growing herbs and flowers throughout the northeast at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in NY and Farmacy Herbs in Rhode Island. Her connection to herbs was birthed in NYC, where the mugwort growing from the cracks in the sidewalks gave her visions of studying more deeply with the plants. It lead her to rural Rutland, OH to intern at United Plant Savers Goldenseal Botanical Sanctuary and to study herbal medicine with a variety of amazing teachers, and the plants themselves, across the US.