Co-Creative Community Art Circle
"Incantations of a Soundless Dawn" by Michael Lott

Co-Creative Community Art Circle

Join us for a co-creative art circle in the Visionary Art Zone, with experiential art games, the creation of a collaborative community painting, and an art discussion with the artists! We will be exploring art and creativity and it's role within the larger scope of permaculture, community, and personal development. Friday Oct. 6 / 3pm / Visionary Art Zone  Presented by the 2017 Visionary Artists of the Convergence, John Hutton and Michael Lott 

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Music As Medicine In Our Time

Lydia Violet (of Ayla Nereo band) will lead us through an intimate experience with Joanna Macy's Work That Reconnects (WTR), a set of teachings and group exercises that help build inner resilience, fierce compassion, wisdom, and creative responses to challenging eco-socio-political times. As we move through both the dangers and awakenings we currently face as a people, we learn tools, meditations, and concepts that we can rest into, connecting to our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people. Hearts opened by grief and celebration want to sing their songs of longing, despair, reckoning, and gentle loving kindness. We bring in music of revolution, transformation, and celebration as we…

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Lydia Violet Harutoonian

Lydia Violet Harutoonian, M.A, has a Masters in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from CIIS. She has studied closely with deep ecology elder and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for the past 8 years, learning how we can metabolize our pain for the world into profound communion with our human and more-than-human communities. She is also an accomplished musician who is deeply inspired by folk, blues, and protest music traditions. In her solo project she combines fiddle, banjo, and her soulful voice to offer a soul-folk revival experience. In the past year she has collaborated with Rising Appalachia, Climbing Poetree, Ayla Nereo, and the wonderful women of MaMuse. Two years ago she pioneered,…

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Jada Imani Carter

Jada Imani is a licensed Kingian Nonviolence practitioner and a trained facilitator of Youth Speaks writing workshops. She has facilitated workshops in several high schools across the Bay Area and beyond. In May of 2017, Jada completed an intensive course at a tantric yoga school in Thailand. She has paired that information with nonviolent communication, and the Youth Speaks format to create interactive seminars for self-healing and evolution. Saturday Oct 7| 11am| Mediterranean Garden The Balance of Polarities

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Mantra Sound Healing

Mantras are sonic formulas chanted that allow us to purify the mind, protect from negativity, and generate energy for healing. This workshop will introduce the lay person to simple Tibetan Mantra and give more advanced practitioners a deepening experience into the application of mantra for fulfilling one's highest purpose in this life. Madhu will lead several mantra practices to benefit all sentient beings and use modern looping technology to enhance the mantras by creating live soundscapes. Joining our voices in community by intoning sounds that purify our minds and remove obstacles is essential for building a resilient community. Through the ancient practice of chanting we come together with the common intention…

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Madhu Anziani

Madhu Anziani is a sound healer extraordinaire who learned from the first-hand experience of being paralyzed as a quadriplegic and used sound and energy healing to completely recover. He has also studied Jazz and World Music and went on to be certified in Sound, Voice, and Music Healing at CIIS. In his sessions he offers energy healing on an amethyst Crystal Biomat, using tuning forks tuned to sacred number ratios, as well as offering techniques and guidance for opening the healing power of the voice.     2017 Workshop:Mantra Sound Healing

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Zone Zero and Sustainable Relating: Permaculture Counseling

Zone Zero is all about relationships. How can we relate across differences that takes the principles of permaculture to heart with the people closest to us? Through interactive engagement, we'll be experimenting with the principles of permaculture to get closer and live our ideals through active compassion and engaged curiosity. Topics include allyship, integrate rather than segregate, presence as an onsite resource, and creative leadership. Let's get creative as we engage with one another and value our diversity in zone zero! Friday Oct 6| 2pm| MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN Presented By: Alexandra Maida

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Alexandra Maida

Alexandra Maida has been studying and teaching permaculture since 2006 when she began the journey through the Education for Sustainable Living Program at UCSC. In 2009, she did their first official PDC in Belize at the Maya Mountain Research Farm. Alexandra has worked in the fields of Environmental Justice and Healing Arts, as well as cultivating skills as a teacher through Rudolf Steiner College since 2011. Alexandra recently completed her Counseling Certification from Interchange Counseling Institute in SF and have been living in a food forest with my daughter in Northern California over the last year. Alexandra is happy to offer her unique skills to community as a writer, teacher, counselor,…

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