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 Classical Hatha Yoga

Andrew Culler (Letthbridge, AB)

Drop into the present moment, into your breath, your body & your heart. Join Andrew as he leads you through 1 hour of Hatha Yoga, including meditation, warming exercises, asana and sound relaxation. The class intends to offer a space for witnessing the union of yin & yang through energetic postures, awareness of subtleties within the body and self-inquiry. You can look forward to an hour of self-care, leaving physically rejuvenated with a greater sense of inner peace. Absolutely all levels welcome!

BIO

Andrew received his Yoga Teacher Certification at Mahadevi Ashram in Guatemala. While living on the shores of the mystical Lake Atitlan he was exposed to traditional practices of yoga with great emphasis on self-inquiry, meditation and the yoga of devotion & service. Excited to share what he has learned down south he integrates his own creativity & sound healing into classes as an offering to you. Jai Ma!

 

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Classical Indian Hindustani Rhythm and Music 

Jay Robinson (Kimberly BC)

My intention for my workshop is to expand awareness and appreciation of traditional music. Tabla is a 2000 year old instrument, with its predecessor going back another thousand years, and whose rhythmic tradition is said to go back 5000 years to Krishna. Hindustani music is a huge subject, as deep and far reaching as yoga, tantra, or ayurveda. I believe this subject can be introduced to anyone by way of understanding its rhythm cycles and that the appreciation for this music is greatly enhanced by this understanding.

BIO

I've has been playing hand percussion since 13 years old and became interested and swiftly passionate about classical Indian music since I was in high school. Over the last 5 years I've had the opportunity to study classical Hindustani tabla and have deepened my understanding of classical music such that it's opened itself to me in a way that I want to share with all of you! 

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Coming Back to Life - Intro to the Work that Reconnects

Tammy Brooks (Victoria BC)

Join us for a short experiential journey into the wisdom of The Work That Reconnects. Based on the work of pioneering eco-activist and educator Joanna Macy (http://www.joannamacy.net/), the Work that Reconnects is a series of practices and tools that support us to reconnect with ourselves as interconnected "earth pieces" and to engage in the desperately needed shift to a Life Sustaining Society. As the world teeters ever nearer to chaos and collapse, these practices are all the more important in helping us stay connected, engaged and hopeful in the face of such challenging times. Centred on gratitude, grief, connection and action, this work is a powerful way to support ourselves and others to be in service to the more beautiful world we know is possible.  After a short introduction to the work, we will try out a few of the key practices. This is an applied workshop, not a presentation, so please plan to arrive on time and stay for the duration of the session in order to ensure your own and others comfort and well-being. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring something to sit on and a journal or paper and pen. Additional resources and tools for continued practice will be shared.


BIO

Tammy "Meadow" Brooks, is a black cord teaching priestess in the 13th House Mystery School tradition of Wicca, as well as a social worker and nature based educator, based in Victoria, BC.  She regularly facilitates workshops and rituals influenced by Wicca, Eclectic Shamanism, theatre and creativity, eco spirituality and activism, sex and relationships, peaceful parenting and other topics. She loves to be in circle and share powerful, transformative experiences with other intentional folks and has been lucky to learn alongside some amazing teachers and peers.

 

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Temple of the Heart ~ Cacao Ceremony with Lila and Friends

Lyndsay Lila & David Miller (Salt Spring Island BC)

We begin our ceremony to tune into our intentions, to commune with the Spirit of Cacao and connect in the heart. Cacao, is a sacred plant medicine that is celebrated as the food of the gods and has been used in Shamanic ceremonies in Central and South America since ancient times. Raw cacao is considered a superfood and is one of the highest sources of magnesium known. Cacao contains Anandamide, known as the bliss molecule, named after Ananda, the Sanskrit word for joy, bliss and happiness.

As we open up to the cacao through ceremony and intention, this infuses into our journey  to show up where we want to open up to more love and bliss in our lives. Weaving in breath, movement and sacred sound frequencies we bring in presence and awareness to integrate this heart wisdom. Returning home to the temple of our heart, we remember ourselves as Love.

BIO

Lyndsay Lila - A dance shaman, temple keeper, community builder and sound alchemist, Lila loves to provide spaces for inspiration, connection and remembrance. A Kundalini Dance Facilitator, Ecstatic Dance Facilitator/DJ and Sonic Alchemist she loves to uplift, inspire and hold space for transformation through deep journeys of breath, sound and movement. In her classes she brings a nurturing and playful spirit to engage and inspire others to connect with their own joy, passion and authentic selves. She weaves in ceremony into all her offerings as her devotion to the divine and desire to create safe and sacred spaces for self-healing and presence. Lila is based on Salt Spring Island on the West Coast of Canada though spends multiple months each year traveling sharing ceremony, dance journeys and connecting with other communities. She feels blessed everyday to be able to share this path of ecstatic embodiment that has had such a transformational impact on her life.


 

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Galaxy Class 

Matt Mazur (Vancouver BC)

Galaxy Class is an astronomy presentation about the wonders of the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, and our galactic environment. Attendees will be taken on an instructional & entertaining tour of the cosmos, featuring amazing space images and videos, plus a 3D galactic mapping program called Multiverse. Come learn your galactic street address and meet the neighbours as we explore the largest structures known to humanity. Galaxy Class is guaranteed to shift your perspective.

BIO

Matt Mazur (VJ Elfmaster) is a multimedia artist, programmer, and space enthusiast living in Vancouver, Canada. He has been a VJ for over 10 years, performing at venues and festivals across Canada. His space-themed visuals are a colourful fusion of galactic vistas, kaleidoscopic landscapes, alien downloads, planetary buddhas, sacred geometry … and monkeys. Matt also teaches a space workshop called Galaxy Class that gives people an educational tour of our galactic neighbourhood, featuring his Multiverse 3D extragalactic mapping program.

www.sigma-1.com

www.galaxyclass.org

 

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Healing the Past; Making Space

Integenerational Trauma & Personal Responsibility

James W Jesso (Kitchener, Ontario)

We are not born into this world as a fresh slate into a new life. We are born into a psychological and emotional reality forged long before birth, gestation, and even conception. We are born the vertex of both our mother’s and our father’s lineage. We carry forth into our lives the legacy of our family, and like it or not, we are responsible for that. In this workshop, I will discuss intergenerational trauma, developmental conditioning, epigenetics, and the importance of healing our connection to our family, especially our parents. I will also offer some key practices for self-guided healing and resolution work. By learning to attend skillfully to this responsibility we free ourselves from past scripts and make space inside of ourselves to better define the legacy we will pass on from here. But what does this responsibility mean? What is this bequeathed legacy and what do we do with the trauma it may contain? How do we free ourselves from its confines while staying true to its lessons? And what can that freedom grant us?

BIO

James W. Jesso is a public speaker and author who pulls apart his psyche to weave stories out of the process. Deeply versed in the psychedelic experience, his work draws on the wisdom and insight distilled in facing the turbulent reality of his own darkness.  He has authored numerous articles, essays, and videos, done radio, podcast, and print interviews, and toured across the world giving lectures and facilitating public discussions on a variety of subjects. Jesso has given over 60 public presentations since the start of 2013. He is also the host of patron-funded ATTMind Radio podcast (on iTunes), interviewing people on the cutting edge of new psychedelic culture. He has independently published three books, Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom (2013), Soundscapes & Psychedelics (2014) and The True Light Of Darkness (2015).  He has authored numerous articles, essays, and videos, done radio, podcast, and print interviews, and toured across the world giving lectures and facilitating public discussions on a variety of subjects. Jesso has given over 60 public presentations since the start of 2013. He is also the host of patron-funded ATTMind Radio podcast (on iTunes), interviewing people on the cutting edge of new psychedelic culture. He has independently published three books, Decomposing The Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom (2013), Soundscapes & Psychedelics (2014) and The True Light Of Darkness (2015).

 

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Healing Through Hands and Harmonies

Lindsay Brandon (Calgary AB)

Join yoga instructor Lindsay Brandon in a workshop that creates space for participants to explore harmony and energetic toning through sound. Lindsay will guide participants through traditional mantra providing harmonies for participants to learn what resonates with them. Mantra has the power to calm the mind and heal the body. Come and learn this ancient technique for healing and add to the positive frequency on our planet. Mudras (hand gestures) will also be introduced and used. Learn how different fingers represent parts of the body, elements, planets and the chakras. Mudras assist one in communicating and focusing intention. The power of healing is within, come learn these ancient techniques to assist you on your path to your higher self.

BIO

Lindsay Brandon (200HR RYT) is a yoga instructor from Calgary Alberta. Lindsay explores healing through sound and various yogic techniques. Aerial yoga, mantra workshops and meditation are her greatest passions as is digital music production. She has studied with Suzi Hately (Functional Synergy) Erich Shiffmann (Freedom Style Yoga) and most recently Sarah and Ty Powers (Insight Yoga). Each year adding to her knowledge base for the benefit of all. Clearing the mind paving the way for a bright and compassionate existence.

 

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Hoop Flow For All

Allyson Arnold (Whitefish Montana)

This workshop is for all hoop levels. This will be an interactive class with fun tosses, foot work, and whatever else feels good at time! All ages welcome. Some hoops will be provided, but if you have your own please bring it.

BIO

Ally has been hooping since 2007 and instantly fell in love the flow. She started teaching and performing a year later. She has performed at festivals and events all over the northwest in the states and Canada. Ally also performs a DJ, Paravoid, with her husband. She lives in Whitefish, MT.

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I am the Light of my Soul - The Kundalini Yoga Experience 

Maryna Ninovska (Calgary AB)

The Kundalini Yoga Experience is a Kundalini Yoga class set for beginners that focuses on chakra balancing and elevation. As Kundalini Yoga is the yoga of awareness, this workshop will focus on offering this potent practice to participants to enable them to awaken to their true potential and luminous essence. The specific kriya (yoga set) that will be taught is called "Kriya for Elevation". This is a powerful yet simple yoga set that works as an energetic tune up. The exercises in the set focus on facilitating the circulation of prana in the body, balancing the chakra system, expanding the electromagnetic field and warming up the spine so that Kundalini energy can rise freely. This class is suitable for all levels and leaves each participant feeling uplifted, activated and in a state of Re-Union to the radiance of their souls.

BIO 

In devotion to living a life of service, Maryna (Ravi Gopal Kaur) is passionate about bringing different forms of movement medicine to the community. With the intention of assisting individuals in stepping onto their most empowered path, Maryna facilitates both Kundalini Yoga classes and Inner Journey's Ecstatic Dance where participants are able to voyage through their inner landscapes and uncover their infinite magnificence and power that resides within. Initially drawn to the experiences of limitless expansion and bliss that trance dance offers, Maryna devoted herself to deepening into the work and in time completed the Evolved Productions Inner Journey's Dance Facilitator Training. To connect deeper into the foundations of working with Kundalini, Maryna set foot to complete a training to become a Kundalini Yoga teacher as well. At present, Maryna offers workshops that delve into  Kundalini Yoga, Intentional ritual/ceremony and Inner Journeys Ecstatic Dance that activate experiences of healing, transformation and deep healing in participants.

 

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Inner Journeys Ecstatic Dance

Kylee Dawn & DJ Illementree (Calgary AB)

 

 

Imagine the journey of becoming the Dance.

 

Moving each cell, each molecule - creating space for the mind to relax and to let the body groove.

Imagine a place of pure enjoyment, a deep presence with Self and smiling from the inside out. 

Join Kylee Dawn, as she invites you to dive into the Ecstatic Freedom within You. Through facilitated movement, breathwork, sound and stillness.  This dance journey is an inspiration of all the years' of Inshala, and diving into the themes and experiences throughout the last ten years! No dance experience necessary.

Leave feeling inspired and uplifted.

Inspire. Expand. Freedom.

BIO

Kylee Dawn has a passion for the Inner Journey. Through trance dance, breathwork, sound and stillness, it all has its place for adventuring within. Kylee Dawn guides those into the heart, to awaken, activate and embrace knowing one’s being. Along her path, she has explored many modalities and mentors, which have empowered her to bring her own gifts to life. Kylee Dawn has been facilitating ecstatic trance dance and breathwork since 2006, is one of the founders of Inner Journeys; a certified Kundalini Dance Facilitator; a certified Ritual Trance Dance Facilitator; a Reiki Master; a certified Transpersonal Breathwork Facilitator, a certified Hatha Yoga Teacher, and a Developmental Gymnastics Coach. www.evolvedproductions.ca   www.innerjourneys.ca

 

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Introduction to Acro Yoga

Stacy Fleming & Bryce Hodgkinson (Calgary AB)

If you haven't tried Acro Yoga yet then there is no better time than now to jump on board and join in on all the fun! This community is here to support each other, challenge the body and mind, safely lift each other up beyond our own perceived limitations and most important to bring back a sense of play and fun in our lives. Acro helps us to "reunite and reconnect" to our higher selves and the collective. The class focuses on safely building a strong foundation to progress and grow your acro practice. It starts with a warm-up which can include yoga, movement patterns, and games. Then moves into partner stretching, strength, and conditioning, static postures as well as washing machines/flows and finishes with a restorative cool down. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come out and play! All levels welcome, all ages, no prior yoga or acro experience required. You don't need to be flexible, you just need to have fun! Come solo, with a friend, partner or loved one. It is a great trust building exercise and you are guaranteed to meet some incredible people and make new friends.We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

BIO

Stacy Fleming is passionate about health and movement in all forms. She has been an RMT for over 10 years and a Yoga Instructor since 2012. Diving into her more playful side she fell in love with the practice of Acro Yoga in 2013. Acro Yoga allows Stacy more freedom and ignites her creativity. She enjoys the deeper sense of connection and community Acro evokes. It’s a complete practice! Filled with stretching, strengthening, laughter, play, healthy communication and support. You learn how to ask for what you need and how to listen to others. She has just recently completed her 80hr Acro Yoga Teacher Training in Vancouver with Vancity Acro and is so excited to share all of the new inspiration with those who dare to break free and fly. Follow Stacy Fleming on Instagram @flyfreeyoga or look her up on Facebook. To learn more about what's happening in the city check out Acro Yoga Calgary on Facebook.

 

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Kanata Soccer Program

Toto Andre (Calgary AB)

Using Creechi and sun dance teachings, Toto teaches village consciousness through soccer. To facilitate the experience of community through soccer - the ultimate game of sharing, where you are constantly giving and receiving; where people of different skills and abilities work together to put the ball in the net and why we call it: a goal! To use soccer as an empowerment tool, which is not about speed, strength, and competition, since the ball can move faster than you can run, but an expression of collaboration, playfulness, and spirit.

 

Toto hopes to use the workshop as part the Emosewa Cap Underground Soccer League Festival Season Season, employing playful versions of the game, using a variety of size balls from a plastic golf ball to beach balls and inclusive games of 4 on 4 on 4 on 4 with 2 balls! No cleats! As a message we need not tear up Mama Earth to get somewhere faster, makes it safer and more accessible for all ages. It's how we play together! It's how we dance with the ball! it's how we sing together off the ball! Collaboration, community, and fun are the name of this game!!

BIO

Toto Ro Andre is a wandering poet, storyteller, teacher, dancer and soccer coach. Travelling all around Alberta and B.C. through stories, music, and workshops he seeks to empower the changemakers and peacemakers, the artisans and teachers, and the leaders of gentle revolution. Working with all ages to inspire him in his path, to co-create and connect the tribes, to participate in collaborative healing, is kind of his deal thing. Laughter echoes in his wake and toes tap to a unbidden beat of this kind-hearted foolish freak. Seek not Toto, he'll find you!

 

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Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk

Patrick Kooyman (Nelson BC)

The Old Man river valley is a moist oasis in the dry grasslands of Southern Alberta, home to a unique population of plants. At the Medicinal and Edible Plant Walk you will learn the appearance and names of local plants, what they have traditionally been used for, and how you can enjoy them as food or medicine! This is a wonderful opportunity to deepen your connection with the land we gather upon. Take healing and survival into your own hands by learning how to harvest and prepare the leaves, roots, and berries of many long revered plants. Also find out which ones might make a tasty treat & which ones are not recommended to eat! Learn about the ethics of wildcrafting – a way to harvest that is respectful and sustainable, for both the land and the plants themselves. Learn to listen, communicate, and maybe even talk to plants!

BIO

Patrick is an herbalist and wildcrafter. He has studied western herbal medicine, as well as traditional uses of plants by indigenous cultures in western Canada. As a wildcrafter, he spends much time in the forests and fields, harvesting plants and fungi to prepare as medicine, or to enjoy as a tasty wild meal. He is co-owner and founder of Blue Lotus Ethnobotanicals, a company that provides locally produced and sustainably wildcrafted non-timber forest products. Raised in Calgary, Patrick now lives in the Kootenay mountains of BC.

 

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Meet Yourself Through Tarot

Kitty Hardy (Demmitt AB)

'Know Thyself' is the inscription on the arch as you enter the temple of the Oracle at Delphi. The divinatory arts have always been used as a method of self-reflection and self-awareness.  They offer a way to understand not only the world of which we are a part, but ourselves and our own interactions with the world and the beings who occupy it. This workshop will look at the tools that Tarot offers for exploring ourselves and our relationship to the world! A way for understanding the cards we've been dealt, so to speak, and to learn the ways in which we can live in harmony, trusting our intuition and cultivating awareness in the world.


BIO

Kitty Hardy grew up in the woodlands of Northern Alberta. She found connection in the isolation by wandering in the woods, learning about the trees, plants and animals in the area. She would take her journal, a book and a deck of fairy tarot cards with her wherever she went. She cultivated a deep understanding of the tarot during these many hours of quiet study and built an intuitive relationship with the world around her.

 

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 Men's Circle

Nils von Hahn (Vancouver BC)

Always safe, supportive, honest, and heartfelt the Men’s Circle has become a cherished tradition and vital check in for the Brothers at the Inshala Gathering. It is open to Men of all ages who feel called to gather and hold space for each other in confidence and without judgement. It is facilitated by Nils but is truly a group experience.

Bio

Nils has been exploring the terrain where traditional music from around the World and Electronic Bass Beats intersect with a joy and passion for over 20 years. One of the pioneers of West Coast Intentional Dance Culture he almost single handedly activated the legendary Sunshine Coast scene of the early 2000's, and in 2004 took his DJ and Event Production talents to Vancouver where he and some cohorts established Beats Without Borders and quickly grew it into one of the Premiere places for the biggest Global Beat DJ's and Producers in the world to perform. Nils has an incredibly diverse collection of Music and has an innate ability to draw upon it to create compelling and unique Dance Floor experiences every time he gets behind the decks. He crafts each set as an experience to be had in the moment in time it is shared, and has therefore resisted the magnetic pull of modern technology and social media and has never uploaded one of his DJ sets online. If you want to have the Nils experience you have to seek him out when he is sharing his talents at an actual event and plant yourself in the middle of the Dance Floor.  It's well worth the effort.

 

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Mindful Juggling and the Importance of Physical Literacy

Killian O'Donahue (Demmitt AB)

The art of juggling is a meditative activity that has been shown to reduce stress, improve mood, sharpen focus, enhance cognition, and protect the brain against degeneration. It is a truly portable workout that can be with you anywhere you go! Juggling increases range of motion and strength in the upper body as well as coordination and reflexes. By engaging the entire brain, the juggler has no choice but to empty their mind and exist solely in the moment of Now! Juggling also teaches life skills such as persistence, the importance of practice, the ability to learn new skills, as well as increasing confidence in one's ability to grow as a person. In this workshop participants will get to experience many of these benefits first-hand! All skill levels and ages welcome!

BIO

Kilian is a forest prowling, prop juggling, mead making, life loving wizard! Born and raised in Calgary, his educational background is in agriculture and plant science and his interests include wildcrafting and herbalism, gardening, tai chi, dancing, snowboarding, skating, photography, business, relationships, and self-sufficiency, to count only a few. He and his partner Kitty run a small business called Forest Friends, providing hand made wild crafted products to customers and teaching courses in wild crafting, kitchen skills, and self-sufficiency. They are based out of the Grande Prairie area. Kilian and Kitty have been coming to Inshala for four years now and love contributing to making the festival beautiful and memorable for all participants!

 

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 Image by Joshua Wagler

Re-Unite with Self: Labyrinth Walk in Sound

Ocian Flo (Victoria BC)

Journey through this gathering with a deep sense of reuniting with self. This workshop is offered at the labyrinth multiple times throughout the weekend. The labyrinth is a sacred symbol used the world over for more than 4,000 years. Walking its meandering yet purposeful path represents the journey into oneself and back out into the world again. We will walk with intention together 2 times over the course of the Inshala Reunion. One to open our gathering and one to close. Another time slot will be offered for one-on-one walks with intention setting and integration conversations.

 

BIO

Ocian is the founder of SoundSeed Medicine Journeys. As a certified sound practitioner, shamanic practitioner with Alchemists Path, Reiki master in traditional Usui Lineage, energy artist, Ocian works in both groups and one-on-one, diving deep into sound, the benefits and the profound experiences within this shamanic journey. She is a visionary, spiritual activist and uses Sound Medicine as a branch of energy work. Using beautiful vocal toning and crystal singing bowl frequencies, she works to find balance in the emotional, mental, physical and energetic bodies. She practices claraudience and channels the ancient Harmonic Language which is used to bring remembrance to the power of Self-Awareness.

 

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Reawaken your Yoga

Lisa Radzanowski (Calgary AB)

A mild yoga class that has both flow and yin components. This workshop s suitable for anyone. This practice is to reawaken one’s mind to their own limitations of yoga. I will bring crystals to enhance the class’s energy and balance all thoughts that may arise. This class encourages people to step out of there comfort zones, as I lead them into the practice with some yoga philosophy with a mild flow sequence and then wrap up with a nice yin relaxation practice, balancing mind, body and spirit.

BIO

I have been practicing yoga over 2 years and have completed my 200hr teacher training with yoga works in January 2017. I love to inspire, grow and motivate people in all aspects of change they encounter in their lives as I have my own personal experiences that have led me to see the changes. I like to challenge people to take a closer look at their own thought processes and to awaken them into a new experience of change.

 

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Reuniting with our Plant Allies

Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed (Calgary AB) 

Go to the pine if you want to learn about the pine, or to the bamboo if you want to learn about the bamboo - Basho circa 1650 AD. Based on the teaching of the German poet, playwright, and naturalist Johann von Goethe, we will learn basic tools to help us learn the language of plants. Opening our minds and hearts is key, as we begin the process of observation. We will draw, smell, taste and feel a single plant. Allowing our intuition to guide us, we will find that remarkably we are able to perceive traditional and scientific knowledge regarding plants using only our senses. Plants are conscious beings that carry within them a profound knowledge. Deep wisdom knows that the ultimate source of knowledge regarding how to work with plants comes from the plants themselves.

BIO

Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed is founder of Latifa's Herbs offering plant-based health consultations and educational services to the community. She is qualified with a Master of Science in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University, London, UK and a Bachelor of Science in Botany from the University of Calgary. She has studied and worked with plants for over a decade and has been conducting plant walks and workshops since 2014 in London and Calgary. She currently teaches Plant Communication at the Light Cellar in Calgary. She believes all people have the right to access the plant medicines that grow around them. www.latifasherbs.com

 

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Songlines & The Planetary Grid

Deya Dova (Australia)

Singer, Producer and Visionary, Deya Dova presents an audio visual talk on the science, origins and experience of the Earth’s energetic field -  the Planetary Grid. Exploring how the  crystalline planetary grid relates to indigenous songlines around the globe. For many years DEYA has been traveling to power centres as part of her Songlines and The Planetary Grid Project. She shares her personal insights and experiences of visiting & recording live at these sacred sites around the world, along with her ongoing interest in ancient petroglyphs, star knowledge and our human origins. The presentation inspires forth a relationship to our own personal Songlines and a sense of deep ecology through remembering our symbiotic connection with living, breathing, sentient Earth. The presentation has received an overwhelming response at Luminate Festival New Zealand, Earth Frequency Festival Australia, Bali Spirit Festival Indonesia, Beloved Festival USA and Wanderlust Speakeasy.

 

BIO

Hailing from the Nullarbor Desert region in South Australia. Traditional Wirangu, Wirrrangul and Mirning Country, Land of the Whale Dreamers, Deya Dova is one of the few female electronic producers and a ground breaking vocalist recording live at sacred sites. Deya Dova fuses the earthy human-ness and sensual power of her voice with the cutting edge futurism of Global Bass music.

Deya was born “behind the veil”, inside her intact water membrane. According to folklore, these people inherit an innate connection between the worlds. And it is this otherworldly-ness, deep mysticism and memory that exudes from Deya’s extraordinary vocals, music and stage presence.

Deya discovered music in the caves of Central Australia, around campfires in the desert & duned cliffs of the Great Australian Bight. She has traveled extensively recording live onsite at power places including the Sinai Desert, Teotihuacan's Pyramids of the Sun & Moon, Avebury crop circles, Uluru & Kata Tjuta in Central Australia. Recently she has sung amidst petroglyphs at Grid Point 44 Flinders Rangers, Mato Paha in the Black Hills USA & Wollumbiny Momoli / Mt Warning, a volcanic sacred site on the East coast of Australia. Many of these location recordings have later appeared in Deya's productions including  ‘Grandmother Tree & the Feathered Serpent’ from her Symbiotic EP & The Great Sky Lodge from the Myth Of The Cave album.

Alongside her international music touring Deya continues to travel to sacred sites as part of her Songlines & The Planetary Grid Project. Producing vocal recordings and video diaries to connect the world with the energy of these places. (www.deyadova.com/songlines-planetary-grid-project)

 

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SoundSeed Medicine Journey

Ocian Flo (Victoria BC)

 

As our afternoon Inner Journey's dance with Kylee Dawn comes to a close, we invite you to lay down upon the earth where our dancing feet once moved. We lay in stillness for a moment of integration as we explore the sensations and vibrations brought in from our dance. This SoundSeed Medicine Journey will take us into our inner world to rejuvenate our bodies, minds and souls. Sound practitioner Ocian Flo will guide us with her 'Crystal Choir', the crystal bowls, crystal lyre, chimes and other worldly sounds and etheric voice into a deep trance where we will invite messages, intuitions, guides and our highest frequency to show themselves to us. Come away feeling rested, refreshed, rejuvenated from the inside out. 

BIO

Ocian is the founder of SoundSeed Medicine Journeys. As a certified sound practitioner, reiki master, energy artist, Ocian works in both groups and one-on-one, diving deep into sound, the benefits and the profound experiences within this shamanic journey.  She is a visionary, spiritual activist and uses Sound Medicine as a branch of energy work. Using beautiful vocal toning and crystal singing bowl frequencies, she works to find balance in the emotional, mental, physical and energetic bodies. She practices claraudience and channels the ancient Harmonic Language which is used to bring remembrance to the power of Self-Awareness.

 

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Shamanic Soul Singing

Dawn Dancing Otter (Penticton BC)

Soul Singing is a spiritual practice as old as Time. We will gather to express and act as conduit for the songs of our Grandmothers and Grandfathers, the Ancient Ones, Elementals / Mystical Ones, and Angelic / Ethereal Ones. This introduction to the practice of soul singing will be exploring how to harmonize as a tribe.

BIO

Dawn Dancing Otter is a Seabhean Medicine Woman, International Teacher of Shamanism, Curendera, Priestess, and founder of The Alchemist Path International Academy of Shamanic Arts.  Her work has expanded over 20 years and include teachings in Shamanic medicine, Ceremony, storytelling, Soul Singing, Origin Stories™Ecstatic Dance, visionary art, and healing retreats in the Peruvian Amazon.

 

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The Art of Dreaming Lucid: Craft Your Own Dreamcatcher!

Skye Dreamer (Calgary AB)

Do you need some time to rest and integrate the magical festival journey? What better way than to come out for this heart-inspiring session of dream weaving, as we craft the webs of your very own dream catcher. This creative process will be accompanied by crafting instruction and practical lucid dreaming tools for Dreamers of all skills. Materials to craft a personal dream catcher, including a willow hoop right from the land, will be provided. You are invited to bring any material offerings (beads, feathers, etc.), or personal items (like a special crystal) to add to your dream catcher.

BIO

Skye is an avid nature artist, author and storyteller, creative communitarian, and workshop facilitator; versatile and passionate in all forms of his work. Following his departure from traditional employment five years ago, Skye has been devoted to navigating and sharing his exploration into the emerging gift economy as he builds a thriving worklife of freedom and passionate creativity. His workshop versatility has evolved and expanded over 6 summer festival circuits, including presentations at Inshala, Shambhala, Astral Harvest, Bass Coast, Motion Notion, and Burning Man. Skye is sure to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience, aimed at community empowerment and the rediscovery of a love for nature through creativity, wonder, and play.

 

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The Dynamics of Human Movement

Ray Hawkins (Calgary AB)

Learn by interaction or by observation the various dynamics of human movement. Beginning with Early Childhood Movement and its structural significance, Primitive Movement, The Body as a Tool, and Corrective Exercises (including the significance of proper muscle sequencing) you will have an opportunity to heal yourself. We will also explore the psychological influences that shape and reshape our body. Throughout our evolution in movement we have shaped this physical body to move with efficiency and the least amount of effort. However, cultural influences, belief systems, and a lack of rightful knowledge/awareness can make even the simplest movements painful and greatly susceptible to injury. But going back to the basics we can restructure and heal many of our physical problems with the act of walking. Concluding this workshop will be a 'step by step' explanation and practice of how to heal your body through the art of walking.

BIO

Ray is a practicing and certified Yoga Therapist. Ray brings Yoga Therapy to The Alpha House (detox program), daily visits with our senior population, The Glencoe Club as a teacher and personal Yoga Therapist, as well as out of his home studio. Ray is a faculty member at MRU (Yoga Therapy Program) as he teaches the foundations and philosophy of Yoga Therapy including models of healing he also supervises students in their graduating year as they work in the community.

 

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The Sound of Presence

Cameron Taylor  (Calgary AB)

 

Together we will interactively explore how our presence can influence and shape our community. Through the use of a looping machine, we will encapsulate our own rhythms as a collective and create something uniquely beautiful. On this musical journey we will learn how holding space and taking space can work together to create a melodic exposition of life. The whole production will be recorded live and distinctly dependent on who participates and what we decide to make. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to be a part of the energy in whatever way that means to them.   


BIO

Cam The Human Of The Jazzlib - As a former Canadian team artistic gymnast, Cameron Taylor understands the hard work and dedication that it requires to elevate his artwork. He has been involved in the hip-hop community for six years and is the co-founder of The Jazzlib, Party Quest Crew, and the Freestylimpics. Cameron has also curated the FozzyFest Hip-Hop Showcase for three years running and been involved with the creation of local Calgary nights such as Elevated Etiquette and Bring Your Own Vinyl at Café Koi. In conjunction with his work as a high performance gymnastics coach, Cameron is involved with youth who have experienced trouble in their past. He seeks to share his knowledge and inspire them to develop their own passions in a healthy environment.  Cameron is currently working on his oldest and most recent project “Behind Bars Too” with his crew, The Jazzlib, who have been repeat performers at the magical Inshala Festival.

 

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Uncoiling the Light: To Awaken the Creative Path for Men

Ashley Dawn Erick  (Calgary AB)

 

As mysterious, magical, physical, sacred, enlightening, and informative as kundalini might be, it exists for a reason, to be used. Kundalini is one of the most discussed, but least understood, forms of divine energy. What is it, really? Is Kundalini the energetic key that will help us unlock our true potential and restore balance in our bodies? How can vibrational plant medicine unlock kundalini and connect us with our creative path? 

BIO

Ashley Dawn, is a Sacred Movement Artist, and an Intuitive Medicine Woman. She has devoted her life path to the magic that sacred healing arts has to offer. Ashley’s heart is bounded to her passion of sharing dance, yoga, and educating people on how to compassionately feed their inner master, so they can ignite the desire to live their passions, as they illuminate their life. She is here to offer keys that open people’s hearts, so they can expand into sensations of pleasure and joy.  Ashley has studied Holistic Nutrition at the Body and Mind Institute, and Herbology at Wild Rose College in order to support people with natural medicine to clear and purify the body.  She studied the practice of modern day yoga in Calgary, Alberta. Ashley holds a Yoga Alliance E-RYS 200 certification, and an Inner Journey’s Ecstatic Dance Certification.  Her love for travel has inspired her to teach at various festivals around Western Canada, and she facilitated an international retreat in Bali, Indonesia. Ashley embodies the wisdom to move through her to support others to consciously connect to their bodies.

 

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  Wild Mead Making

 Killian O'Donahue (Demmitt AB)

Come and take back your birthright as wild humans to create your own alcoholic beverages! Brewing your own mead (honey wine) at home is a fun and rewarding way to appreciate the process and celebrate with friends in a healthier more conscious way! We will explore some of the history of honey and mead and the benefits of brewing and drinking your own brews, we will learn about different wild ingredients and the benefits of using local plants, and of course we will together start a batch of mead to learn the technique!

BIO

Kilian is a forest prowling, prop juggling, mead making, life loving wizard! Born and raised in Calgary, his educational background is in agriculture and plant science and his interests include wildcrafting and herbalism, gardening, tai chi, dancing, snowboarding, skating, photography, business, relationships, and self-sufficiency, to count only a few. He and his partner Kitty run a small business called Forest Friends, providing hand made wild crafted products to customers and teaching courses in wild crafting, kitchen skills, and self-sufficiency. They are based out of the Grande Prairie area. Kilian and Kitty have been coming to Inshala for four years now and love contributing to making the festival beautiful and memorable for all participants!

 

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Yoni Yoga: Jade Egg Foundations

Savanna Boyle  (Duncan BC)

 

Yoni Yoga is a women centred yoga style rooted in the ancient wisdom of the Jade Egg Practice for pelvic health and multi-dimensional vitality. The sacred alchemy of the yogic philosophies and sexual teachings of the Jade Goddess creates a foundation for women of all ages to enjoy a sensually rich experience of sexual and spiritual aliveness. Through breath, somatic meditation, sensual movement, self-massage, gentle yoga, and pelvic floor exercises we will drop into a delicious place of suppleness and subtle body awareness. From this place, we may each connect with our innate womanly wisdom, and receive her guidance. The benefits of this sacred practice of honouring ourselves and our sisters has limitless possibilities.

BIO

My name is Savanna. As a Midwife and Mother I am passionate about women's health, with an extra special interest in pelvic and sexual health. After studying and practicing both yoga and the jade egg practice, and experiencing their many benefits in all areas of my life, I became passionate about sharing these teaching with other women so they too could develop their own relationship with this powerfully healing practice. I feel I offer a good balance of evidence based study and intuitive knowing. I believe this provides me with the ability to have clear discernment and ensure that the teachings I share are safe and effective.

 

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Coming Together - Intentional Family Yoga Class & Activity

Jordi Klassen (Calgary AB)

Calling all families and/or those who wish to connect with their inner child! 

Come and get intentional within yourselves as an individual and together as a family unit!. Get silly, come together, flow through a family inspired yoga class, connect with each others energy, and leave feeling more united and inspired to become more intentional with yourselves and inspired in coming together as a whole. Embrace your inner silliness, all while connecting and embracing each other. This workshop is set to be filled with love and energy, and is open to families of all sizes!

**If this calls to you and you are not within a family unit, come solo and join in with the group! This is all about coming together in unity with love and acceptance, all are welcome :).

BIO

Jordi is a Reiki Master Healer/Teacher, Intuitive, Children's Yoga Teacher and Integrated Drum Circle Facilitator, Mother and Writer. She believes that unity can create an immense amount of positive change within the world. In order to unite harmoniously, individuals benefit from embracing their own self-love and awareness, raising their own vibrations and aligning with their inner truth, leading to a life that’s in alignment with their purpose. Jordi has created various workshops to hold space for individuals to do just that!. Some of these workshops include her New Moon and Full Moon workshops which help individuals to tune into their natural cycle of bringing in their intentions and creating, as well as releasing and clearing space within themselves. These workshops help to empower individuals to take charge of their own healing and growth and step into their inner alignment to follow their desires within their hearts.


Jordi also loves to work with kids and teaching children these tools of self love, self care and expanding awareness! If we hold space for the younger generations to embrace what they already know as truth, and allow them acceptance and understanding, we will help to create future generations with less ailments and disharmony. 

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Kids Dance - A Playful Guided Dance Time for Kids of All Ages

Jenna Jade, Beatfarmer & Unicorn (Lasqueti Island BC)

  

Kids Dance - A playful guided dance time for kids of all ages.

BIO

Jenna Jade loves to dance! Through dance she finds movement and stillness, and deepens into self and connection.  She has engaged in many forms of dance and movement practices throughout her life, and uses movement, breath, sound, imagination, and nature as the foundation of her dance and spiritual practice.  She is a certified Inner Journeys Ecstatic Dance facilitator and leads a wide variety of Conscious Dance journeys and Ceremony for humans of all ages.

 

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Kanata Soccer Program

Toto Andre (Calgary AB)

 

Using Creechi and sun dance teachings, Toto teaches village consciousness through soccer. To facilitate the experience of community through soccer - the ultimate game of sharing, where you are constantly giving and receiving; where people of different skills and abilities work together to put the ball in the net and why we call it: a goal! To use soccer as an empowerment tool, which is not about speed, strength, and competition, since the ball can move faster than you can run, but an expression of collaboration, playfulness, and spirit.

BIO

Toto hopes to use the workshop as part the Emosewa Cap Underground Soccer League Festival Season Season, employing playful versions of the game, using a variety of size balls from a plastic golf ball to beach balls and inclusive games of 4 on 4 on 4 on 4 with 2 balls! No cleats! As a message we need not tear up Mama Earth to get somewhere faster, makes it safer and more accessible for all ages. It's how we play together! It's how we dance with the ball! it's how we sing together off the ball! Collaboration, community, and fun are the name of this game!!

BIO

Toto Ro Andre is a wandering poet, storyteller, teacher, dancer and soccer coach. Travelling all around Alberta and B.C. through stories, music, and workshops he seeks to empower the changemakers and peacemakers, the artisans and teachers, and the leaders of gentle revolution. Working with all ages to inspire him in his path, to co-create and connect the tribes, to participate in collaborative healing, is kind of his deal thing. Laughter echoes in his wake and toes tap to a unbidden beat of this kind-hearted foolish freak. Seek not Toto, he'll find you!

 

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Sing, Dance, Drum, Play

Crystal Blanchard (Cochrane AB)

The workshop will include: Folk song sing-a-longs performed on guitar, as well as a variety of other instruments in a drum circle using authentic hand drums & djembes.  Activities with parachute, scarves, bubbles and dancing ribbons will aslo be explored!