The Healing Arts Area is located across the bridge from the Food Court to the right. The Peace Park is on the left and the Movement Tent is on the right. Just beyond the movement tent are practitioners of massage, shiatsu, Ayurvedic medicine and other bodywork therapy.
Natural healing and gentle care for (non-life threatening) injuries and other health concerns will also be available.
From movement classes designed for body, mind, and spirit, to hands-on healing by trained practitioners, you will be soothed and made strong and ready to take on life (and the festival).
Go to the Movement Workshops page for full details on all the yoga, meditation, and breathwork sessions.
The Healing Arts Area is open Friday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Movement Tent Workshops are open to all experience levels and walks of life! Modifications and assists will be offered to deepen and individualize the practice for beginners as well as more experienced practitioners. Please wear comfortable clothing suitable for movement and bring water.
A yoga mat, blanket or towel is a good idea for yoga and Pilates classes.
Visit the Healing Arts Area to unwind and heal your body from all that dancing!
Appointments can be made if the above hours do not work for your schedule. After hours contact info will be posted at the Healing Arts information table along with individual practitioners’ names and prices.
If you are interested in being a participant in the Healing Arts Area, please see our Be a Healer page.
Melodic Breathwork Meditation
What if you could experience some of the benefits that meditation has to offer immediately, and in a single session? This is exactly what our workshop offers: a tiny peak into what meditation is like. Through conscious breathing you can silence your mind and feel what it would be like if you cultivated a practice of meditation. Various breathing exercises guided by Theo Feaster, accompanied with live psychedelic music provided by XYLEM, and shamanic sound healing from Inner Space Journeys, we’ll take you on a melodic journey through diaphragmatic breathing that has been shown to combat anxiety and bolster the immune system. Friday, 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Saturday, 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 11:00 a.m.
Native Drum Dream Meditation
Through the aid of the medicine drum beat you leave your ordinary reality context and enter into the unordinary dream reality, interacting with characters or guides on this inspirational trans-formative Journey. Similar to lucid dreaming while fully awake and aware. Friday, 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Saturday, 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Sunday, 12:00 p.m.
Introduction to Ayurveda
Basic intro to the principles of Ayurveda, the world’s oldest medical system, and sister Vedic science to yoga. Learn about the five elements, three doshas and six tastes. Participate in an interactive exercise to feel the pulse and determine your dosha or constitutional type. Learn about basic lifestyle habits, foods, herbs, tastes, aromas and colors that are right for keeping your constitution in balance. Handouts provided. Saturday, 1:00 p.m.
The Power of Breath
Introduction to the vast and ancient science of the breath—Pranayama—control of the prana, or vital force. Learn about the parts of the breath and the different effects of different types of breathing, including calming, energizing, cleansing, and balancing breaths. Practice some basic pranayama or breathing exercises. Bring a yoga mat or large towel to lie and sit on, and wear loose comfortable clothing. Handouts provided. Saturday, 3:00 p.m.; Sunday, 10:00 a.m.
Festival photos on this page by: Elizabeth Larson Photography and Matthew Busch