Past EventsSeptember 16 201810:00 AM Classes / Events
Travis State Shoot - standing w_banjo etc
“All the Stars You Hold – a Circus to the Music of Travis Knapp” – was premiered at Circus Culture in Ithaca in 2016. His latest album is “One By One” .
Wynne Paris is the founder of the Lovelight Festival and a dedicated Kirtan Artist. He was introduced to the path of Bhakti by his Grandmother, who was a Yogananda devotee. At age 30, Wynne was invited to perform kirtan with Amma, the hugging saint. In 1997, at age 33, Wynne began collaborating with Krishna Das and helped him with the genre defining cd 'Pilgrim Heart'. Wynne played Sarod, Saz and guitar on the recording. Since then, He has recorded and performed with many Lovelight artists including: GuruGanesha Singh, Dave Stringer, David Newman, Missy Balsam, Felicia Rose, Blue Spirit Wheel, HuDost, Debra Devi, Telsma, Gurunam Singh and more.
Spiritually, Wynne has great reverence & love for Paramahansa Yogananda, Neem Karoli Baba, HH the Dalai Lama, Amma, Santo Daime, beaches and bonobos.
"At this time when there is such growing interest in America in chanting and devotional music, Wynne Paris stands out as one of best in the field. Besides being an excellent, versatile musician, Wynne's devoted and joyful attitude creates a powerful, sweet, elevated, and heart-opening energy. If you can restrain yourself from getting up and dancing, you have a stronger will than me."
-Swami Asokananda – President Integral Yoga.
A country girl with an urban edge, Edy Blu’s highly emotive and soothing vocal tone will haunt you long after you leave her presence. Her beauty will capture you as soon as she steps on the stage. She has a knack for writing and composing catchy, melody-driven songs that you will easily find yourself grooving to. Edy was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Growing up on a farm, the world was her playground. Born a natural dreamer, the back-drop of mountains and woods only fueled Edy’s free-spirited tendencies. Yearning for more worldly experiences, Ms. Blu relocated to Sydney, Australia. It was during her three years abroad that she began to realize her musical potential by performing at various showcases and open mics.
As music became more than just a hobby, she crossed the Pacific and found herself in Washington, D.C. She became the lead singer of a rock and roll cover band to hone her chops and stage presence. She was also given the opportunity to sit in with different area bands, including reggae powerhouse, See-I at Eighteenth Street Lounge on Wednesday nights. These experiences gave her the confidence to start a band around her original compositions in late 2012. Her soulful, rootsy vibe and energizing live performances have been garnering her fans around the DMV.
Virginia Native, Dj Henry will be returning to FlowJam for his 4th year in a row. At a young age, Dj Henry was taken under the wing of one of Virginia's up and coming djs. After dominating the Richmond/VCU scene, Dj Henry is bringing back his musical skills to FlowJam. Influences are Dave Nada, Dillon Francis and Gramatik
EquaniSeung (Gary Seung Cho) is a percussionist and DJ for yoga classes and art events in the DMV area. Bringing a meditative, experimental and upbeat style to each performance, EquaniSeung flows with the yogi’s movements and adds a dynamic dimension to the practice. Gary honed his craft through previous projects as a percussionist and mash up DJ, starting in 2008, and continues to develop a unique style that caters to each instructor’s teaching style. EquaniSeung regularly performs for yoga classes across the DMV area and performing at events such as Artful Saturday, the Beats Pray Love Series and 405 Rooftop Yoga.
Feel the rhythms of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to a 75 minute vinyasa flow led by yoga instructor Becky Eschenroeder to the beats by percussionist Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa. As featured on CBS, “Try out Druminyasa for a one-of-a-kind yoga experience,” and The Washington Times and appearing at festivals, studios and special events, Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years. A yoga practitioner and teacher, Brad founded Druminyasa by connecting his love for rhythm, drums and movement. Becky Eschenroeder of Great Abiding Yoga has been teaching yoga to countless beautiful souls since 2010 and feels so blessed to be able to share this experience with you.
Becky Eschenroeder (Tara)
Most teachers know the asana and the message behind yoga. Becky Eschenroeder lives it. When you practice with Becky, you get more than a teacher on the mat; you gain guidance for your daily life. Becky’s credentials, ERYT200/RYT500/RCYT, highlight her teaching capabilities. Beloved by her hometown in Richmond, VA, Becky has transformed countless lives through her teaching. Expanding beyond the river-city streets, she is on the road to share her gift with you and your community. Take advantage of this unique chance to practice with Becky Eschenroeder and observe how her presence to continues to impact your life even when her mat is gone.
Dr. Justin Klein
Dr. Justin Klein, CEO/Doctor of Chiropractic at Got Your Back Total Health, is a Washington, DC native, and life-long student of health, healing and human performance. As a young athlete, injuries led him to his own personal kinesthetic awareness, and his desire to understand injury prevention led him to study physical fitness, nutrition, human structure and optimal function. He has a BS in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2003, and finished cum laude at the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic in 2008. His experiences are unique, and have motivated him to become one of a handful of visionaries who strive to shift the paradigm of physical medicine. Dr. Klein continues to evolve through his study and practice of Chiropractic BioPhysics and Original Strength, and is proud to be a certified practitioner of both of these incredible techniques. CBP and OS change lives on their own, and the power of the combination is astonishing. This is why they are the foundation of our philosophy at Got Your Back Total Health!
April Rameé is an herbalist, yoga instructor, writer, sound healer, and the creator of Antler Alchemy which brings nature, spirit, and ancestors out to play through herbalism to her community in DC and the world. April navigates life with one key intention—to spread love and the healing energy of the universe via herbs, yoga, pranayama (breathing), plant ceremonies, dance, sacred sound, wild nature hikes, and many other forms of spiritual activity to connect our souls with Mother Earth. Learn more about her here: https://antleralchemy.com/index.php/who-is-antler-alchemy/
Skeem has been in the industry for 11 years. He is an open format dj, However, he doesn’t only cater to an American audience as he is equally an impressive Latin DJ as well. With all that put together you have one of the greatest well rounded DJ’s in the DMV area.
The essence of Tenya Lee’s teaching is restoration of the mind and body connection. Coming from a long background of martial arts he is well acquainted with the process of connecting mind to body, he believes that his physically challenging flows, with plentiful modifications, and meditation woven in, will bring all towards their center. A center that he experiences as harmony and balance.
Yogi, martial artist, body worker, retired breakdancer, community activist, and the son of a Baptist minister, J Miles (ERYT 200-RYT 500) has been has been learning and studying eastern arts and philosophy for over 15 years. From the teachings of Swami Satchidananda and Integral Yoga, along with Ashtanga, Jivamukti and other prominent systems of yoga, Yogi J has crafted a style tempered by humor, relies on the importance of breath, and aims to create for each person a fluid, sustainable and enjoyable practice. Understanding that even ancient practice continues to evolve, the mantra continues to be “practice is effort toward steadiness of mind”.
Simone Celia Klein MD
"When I was going through my medical scare, I thought how we share so much nice things about each other at wakes/shiva/Facebook walls about the deceased, that they will never hear.I wanted to create a safe space where people can share those thoughts to create positivity, love, and joy before we die.
Please come with your friends to our wake. Enjoy some wine and tell your friends all the beautiful things about them that they usually don't hear about until they are no longer able to listen. You can also come and talk about how you would like to be remembered and what you can do to accomplish that goal. Life is short, and we all need to tell our friends how much we care before it is too late."
Jessica hails from DC where she ran the business development department for a health information technology company for over six years. Her strong marketing and business strategy savvy, along with her enthusiasm for health, wellness, and mindful living have allowed her to transition her career from a traditional 9-5, to a one that shares her passions and experiences with communities all around the globe. She is a natural born connector who thrives on creating and forging meaningful relationships/ partnerships in life and business.
From a young age, Jessica has been inspired to learn and experience all that life has to offer. Her parents instilled in her that immersing oneself in new situations are how a life is meant to be lived. Her hope is to connect and inspire people to say yes to pushing their comfort zones and connecting with the world on a larger scale. She believes creating connection with the self allows for the individual to have the courage to share love and kindness with others.
Meredith Wyman Walsh
Owner, WineDown Yoga; Creator & host for FlowJam
I created FlowJam festival, in collaboration, to share the farm I grew up on with the healers of the world, and all those who want to learn from nature. It's grown into this magical experience with THE BEST local musicians, healers and co-creators and leaves people floating on clouds for weeks. I share yoga to ignite the spark in everyone I meet and to build awareness of our connection to the environment. Sharing this practice allows me to fulfill my innermost desire to offer healing to the world and allows me to supply people with the tools and wisdom to create sustainable behavior change in their life. I believe yoga is the system ordinary individuals can use to do extraordinary things to positively impact the world. Every individual has the power, but it takes awakening the spark within and letting go of the ego to become aware. Yoga reignites my desires everyday, and everyday I strive to be a better version of myself.
Using the magic of brilliant colors, glitter stardust, and enchanting adornments, the vision of Chronically Cosmic is to vivify the inner divinity within. Makeup is art, and the face is a canvas capable of reflecting the powerful goddess existing inside. A cosmic makeover creates a mystical connection between the interior and exterior appearance, with the ultimate purpose being self-expression.
OverGlow is Sahffi Lynne, Ryan Sansing, Shelly Work & Sean Finn, spiritual and real family members who relentlessly pursue healing through sounds and songs. The Maryland-based quartet features three-part harmonies, guitars, drums, violin, and delivers traditional and original medicine songs straight from their collective heart to yours.
Dante Baker has been a native to the Washington DC area his entire life, growing up in Reston, VA. Since his childhood years, Dante has always had a fascination with the human anatomy and all of its abilities to heal, move, and process. This interest led Dante to studying and receiving certifications through AFAA and NASM in 2007. As he pursued personal training he worked with wide a range of clients such as over-weight clients, young athletes and elderly adults. As he gained more experience and confidence in his teaching he extended his expertise to larger classes such as boot camp, athletic conditioning, kids physical education, kickboxing and body pump.
In 2009 he enrolled in the National Massage Therapy School and completed his 600- hour massage certification in 2010, all while learning transcendental meditation from Dr. Mahapatra Gyanendra -- one of the personal physicians of the Mararishi editation course. After receiving his certification, he studied under Dr. Akmal Muwwakkil where Dante started to explore Eastern practices and philosophies. In the same year of completing his massage certification, he took a course in Tui Na—an ancient form of Chinese bodywork.
Dante was fascinated by the Eastern philosophies such as Chinese medicine and enrolled in a nine month Qi Gong and Tai Chi Ball certification with Master Nianzu Li (L.Ac) in 2013. The more he explored the holistic side of health, he started to incorporate sound healing with singing bowls as a way to heal the body, he received his Reiki Master certification in 2015, researched more deeply the symbolism of tarot, and most recently received his Yoga certification -200 hour from SOYA in January of 2016.
Adrianne is a social change agent focusing on using yoga and conscious movement as a means to promote peace and overall well being. She sees self-care as an integral method to help people truly re-imagine, and re-create the type of world we want to live in. After spending more than 7 years as a communication strategist for progressive nonprofits, and running her own consulting firm for three years, Adrianne shifted her focus to life coaching and full time healing advocacy as a means to be of better service to her colleagues--especially in our changing political climate. She wanted to find a way to link social justice work and healing work together, as her self-care practice contained tools that had helped her find peace in her own life, while also embracing the fire so true to her being. A life filled with constant resistance was making her feel helpless as she was watching her colleagues get more and more burnt out. At the same time, her connection to all things spiritual was becoming greater. Social justice is spiritual work, and so she started Yoga for Justice in 2016 as a response to the media's coverage of police brutality and race relations currently dividing the country. The more we can focus on balancing our perspective, the better advocates we can be for creating the life we truly want to live. This means getting comfortable with who we are, and releasing the historical trauma that keeps us bound to systematic oppression. Embracing the nickname Namaslay, Adrianne uses reiki, creative movement, music, yoga philosophy and continues to “teach kickboxing like a yoga teacher,” all while encouraging others to slay stereotypes on and off the mat daily.
Heather, founder of the movement WithLove DC to spread love around the district, is a wanderlust-filled adventurer and believer that all things are connected to one another. Throughout her travels she has learned amazing lessons and grown to love the life of a wanderer. She arrived in DC in the spring of 2013 with the hope of planting some roots for a little while. Shortly after this transition WithLoveDC, a movement to spread love, joy, and acceptance in the District, was born and she has been busy loving, flowing, connecting, teaching, and gathering in a sense of community since then. A teacher, artist, writer, yoga-lover, meditation-practitioner, and vegetable-enthusiast, Heather believes that a meaningful life is about connection and gratitude and sharing what we have. She feels her whole life is her art and strives to share as much as she can with those she encounters.
Massage/acupressure/energy healing sessions, specializing in pain management & athletic injuries using deep tissue & trigger point therapies, neuromuscular massage & myofacial release.
Desiree Garcia is a 2006 honors graduate and former Advisory Board Member of The Heritage Institute of Virginia. She graduated with certifications in Massage Therapy and Chinese Medicine.
While still in school, Desiree started her own business in 2005, Mobile Massage Therapy, which focuses on a holistic healing approach in the comfort of your home. Upon graduation, she went to work part time at Northern Virginia Massage Center in Vienna, VA, where she worked for almost three years under the guidance of owner, Jodi Scholes. During this time Desiree gained additional certifications as a yoga teacher and Reiki Master, along with learning ear candling and prenatal massage. Additionally, she worked at The Natural Healing Center in Vienna, VA, studying colonic hydrotherapy through the supervision of owner, Dr. Patricia Stranahan, ND.
I do targeted energy healing that addresses individual emotions that are stored in the body and I educate people about yoni eggs
Joey and the Waitress Band
Our goal is to create timeless music. Our first recording is just a small sampling of what is to come. More than a group of musicians, we are friends. Each performance is a celebration. It is not enough to say that we enjoy what we do; it is an honor and a privilege to perform together.
Since forming the band, we have been driven by a sense of destiny and a kind of calm inspired by the knowledge that what we are doing matters. This group of special individuals has evolved from a simple prayer asking for guidance - one prayed on many occasions - now fully answered.
We feel blessed for the life changing experiences we have had. Our hope is that you continue to follow us on our special journey. We look forward to sharing many more songs with you. Connect with us here: https://www.facebook.com/Joeyandthewaitressband/
Yuli Ama Luna
Photographer, Artist, Energy Healer, Light Worker, Cosmic Dancer, Creatrix, *Homo Sensorium*, Shaktivating © Founder and Facilitator, Animal Rights Advocate, Wild Woman, Crystal Gem enthusiast and lover!
Yuli was born and raised in Russia, lived in Australia and now calls the US home for the last 12 years.
“For me, Contact Improvisation represents the more basic, more primal side of what dance is. It is postmodern, it is a deconstruction of dance which lays bare the underpinnings of dance that many other dance forms hide. It also serves as a tool to explore the murky depths of our humanity: few forms are so deep, rich, and potent that after a dance you have to journal for half an hour because of what was discovered or got stirred up,” says Duane. Duane is one of the many dancers who first discovered Contact Improvisation at the Center Camp Jam at Burning Man. The year was 2004. “I was excited and mesmerized by what I saw. It took me half an hour to get the guts to go in and try it. I remember this woman giving me a kind of a piggyback ride. I had no idea what it was; I was just figuring it out as it was happening.” Later someone came up to him and asked how long he had been doing Contact Improvisation. That is how he discovered the form had a name, and he was delighted to hear that it is indeed practiced outside of Burning Man, and that he could probably find a jam in his hometown in the “default world.”
Karen is a passionate dance/fitness facilitator, as well as a coach/mentor, public speaker, Reiki healer, blogger, novice drummer, spoken word poet and mother of two. She has certifications in Eating Psychology and is currently engaged in an intensive training for a certification in Sex, Love and Relationship Coaching. Karen is passionate about authentic self-care and empowering individuals design their best possible life through nourishing, daily practices and a sustainable, pleasurable relationship with food and body.
She brings a unique, infectious energy to everything she does and has often been described as Authentic, Compassionate, Inspiring and Passionate. One of her many passions has been her involvement with her community running programs and mentoring at-risk youth and survivors of sex trafficking for over 10 years.
For over 14 years Yonah has been guiding people back to peace and from there to thriving through psychological and spiritual counseling, coaching, and group leadership. He takes a positive, holistic approach to help clients achieve their goals, first and foremost to feel good.
Yonah concentrated his psychological studies in humanistic, social, and behavioral psychology. He has an insatiable appetite for wisdom, science, and the art of living in balance. He received training from practitioners and disciples taught by Abraham Maslow, Carl Rogers, and Sri Chinmoy, among other greats.
Yonah walks his talk and I only teaches what he has applied in his own life. He is on a perpetual learning, personal, and spiritual growth path.
Today Yonah is based in Tulum, Mexico and works primarily as a life coach & group facilitator sharing guided meditation, holistic health presentations, and ecstatic dance.
CANIS is a company on a mission to spread peace. Through personal training, nutrition modification, and mindfulness techniques, CANIS helps sculpt the body and mind. When people feel good about themselves and peaceful within, a ripple affect of peace is perpetuated. CANIS helps people operate optimally to spread harmony.
CANIS teaches people how to workout in a way that best suits their lifestyle. This is achieved by working with a trainer that tailors workouts for your specific goals, provides you with the knowledge to feed your body nutrient dense foods, and teaches you mindfulness techniques that bring your body into a state of relaxation so you can operate at your highest potential. CANIS helps boost your energy levels physically and mentally to build up the collective conscious of the world.
Gaamaa Hishigsuren, PhD, is a certified Health Coach trained at Institute of Integrated Nutrition in NYC. She has been an activist, professional and researcher promoting holistic wellbeing of underprivileged communities, families and individuals. While she was working at the World Bank Group, she served as the volunteer coordinator of WBG yoga community and organized yoga practices every workday.
Born in Tunisia, Rania’s family moved to Germany when she was a child. As an adult, ready to embrace life, Rania left her family in Germany to begin her exciting journey in United States (2007). As a young female, moving to a foreign country by herself, her journey was met with many adversities. Rania has overcome those challenges with courage and tenacity.
After settling in Washington DC, Rania opened Jordan’s Paradise, a dance and fitness studio which was recently voted “Best Dance Company” by Washington City Paper's Reader's Poll. Starting dance at the age of 6, Rania has a passion for performing arts, acting and dancing. It is Rania’s desire to share the gift of movement and expression with those she meets. Through dance and exercise, Rania has been able to help many women improve their quality of life by maintaining their health and fitness, which ultimately contributes to their overall happiness and positive outlook on life.
In addition to running the dance studio, Rania is expanding her international Life Coaching services. Rania spends much of her day helping other women expand their thinking, get in touch with their desires and embrace pleasure. Rania lives continues to live in the Metro DC area, where she is raising her toddler son, Liam.
Her interests include travel, dancing and laughing. Rania is a certified Yoga instructor, aerobics instructor and personal trainer. She teaches Kriya Meditation, Usui Reiki Healer and highly sought after life coach. Rania speaks Arabic, German, French and English
Sunshine Deva is the worlds first Grateful Kirtan band. Created by Ratdog/Grateful Dead family guitarist Mark Karan and Kirtan pioneer Wynne Paris, they meet at the crossroads of time and space, creating a sound that is drawn from each of their family trees.
In the late 60's, yoga was ushered into the American consciousness at events like Woodstock or the Human Be Ins at Golden Gate Park. One of the Grateful Deads first gigs was playing was the Mantra-Rock Dance—a musical event held on January 29, 1967, at the Avalon Ballroom by the San Francisco Hare Krishna temple. The Grateful Dead performed at the event along with the Hare Krishna founder Bhaktivedanta Swami. Sunshine Deva continues that tradtion with a nod to the ancient and a step towards the future.
about the musicians:
Wynne Paris has played over 2,000 kirtans and was introduced to the practice by playing with Amma, the hugging saint, in 1995. In 1997 he supported Krishna Das, recording and performing with the release of KD's groundbreaking recording Pilgrim Heart. Since then he's happily played with hundreds of kirtan musicians on stages ranging from Omega Institute and Bhakti Fest to small yoga studios and house concerts. He has recorded 4 cd's and has appeared on countless others.
Mark Karan, a native of Marin county, is best known for his long term work with Bob Weir and Ratdog. He has recorded and performed with many great artists like Huey Lewis, Sophie B Hawkins and Mickey Hart, just to name a few. He has appeared on major stages, soundtracks and recordings around the world and is known as one of the tastiest guitarists in the Grateful Dead pantheon.
At Flowjam, Wynne and Mark will be joined by On the Bus keyboardist Martin Pell, percussionist Greg Mallick, bassist David Bernhardt and vocalists Sunny Tripel and Melissa Christopher Green
Vanessa Berenstein, MA RD CDN is an Integrative & Functional Nutritionist. She uses a holistic & evidence-based approach to help people get to the root cause of their imbalances. Vanessa specializes in chronic pain, digestion & autoimmune conditions. Beyond patient care, she runs a community garden in Arlington, VA and teaches nutrition, cooking, permaculture, wildcrafting and food preservation.
Heather, NoVA native, currently lives in Costa Rica co-facilitating YTT’s, teaching Yoga, SUP Yoga, bodywork, coach soccer, and delivers Wellness Workshops. Former pro soccer GK, embodies journey of extremes - intense training to find ease and balance in life. A CPT, PES, 200-hr RYT - a lifelong student passionate to heal and empower Self and the collective.
Connect @ www.e3ptunlimited.com
As part of the DoTerra Team, Heather is also an advocate of essential oils and plant medicine. Healing through and with nature. Join her to learn more about how her life (and many others she knows and works with) was changed through the use and sharing of various plant medicines.
"I'm a scientist, professional desk jockey, and health nut - in that order." Hengyi has been an ACE-certified personal trainer for over 15 years, and his current focus is on functional strength training and aerobics over traditional bodybuilding and aesthetics. He wants to create routines that can be done anywhere, and to improve muscle function and cardiovascular health in support of an active lifestyle.
Marc is an author, internet entrepreneur, community builder, and self-described “love revolutionary”. He is the author of the Circling and Authentic Relating Practice Guide, a compact introduction to the art of circling, available for free or small donation at www.CirclingGuide.com
Ashley Belin (Bella) is a Spiritualist who uses her natural energy healing abilities and innate mediumship gifts to help clients achieve deep inner healing. After struggling with addiction, Bella began her journey of self-recovery and subsequently experienced a series of spiritual awakenings. This led her to hone her skills by studying under master healers in Peru, the Netherlands, and the US.
Carleigh intuitively channels messages from Spirit in the form of visions, art, music, and movement. She has a vision to "lift the veil" and reveal the heaven that is all around us through receiving and participating in organic and unstructured flow, with light language being her central method. Carleigh holds meditations and teaches workshops in the northern VA area & enjoys collaboration.
Jaye Anne Gallagher
Jaye Anne is an energy healer focused on balancing the energies of masculine and feminine through compassion and strategic wisdom. Her intention is “relentless self-pursuit”. She has worked in a world-class biological research facility, helped Wealthy families plan for retirement, and taught women to give birth naturally. She is offering yoni eggs, reiki sessions, and custom tea blends.
Meredith is an intuitive empath, starseed, healer & master manifester.
I feel honored to teach yoga. I am devoted to help Yoga practitioners to find inner peace as well as physical and mental strength, I have been a dedicated yoga practitioner for 6 years and teach multiple styles from active to restorative Yogas daily. My aspiration is to transmit to people the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of practicing Yoga.
Loretta Maps Bolt
Biotunes offers Plant Music Sound Baths within an intimate space to forge deeper connections to the earths wisdom.
Using unique state of the art technology, the character and individuality of a plant's life is made evident through music. By making musical profiles of various plant life such as flowers in a garden, and translating the experience into multi sensory installations using meditation and sound; a single take away experience can be manifested for all of those who interact with it.
Zee Kong is a healer in the DMV area works with crystal healing dragon energy and is a Certified Medical Bio-Magnetic Pair Therapist (Goiz Biomagnetic Pair Therapy). Zee has honed his skills over many years of working through various modalities which include but are not limited to Kundalini activation, ancestral trauma, past life trauma, clearing negative entities and energetic implants.
"I am passionate about love. All my paintings represent a positive relationship with body, mind, spirit and the physical world around us. From detailed paintings of objects I desire to abstract portraits of feelings and vibes, anyone can find a piece that makes them gain a deeper understanding of me and themselves."
"I am passionate about sharing my creative ideas and visions thru art projects/installations and performances.
I feel my project a wonderful fit with this community and this gathering for the light and spirit-energy of creativity that it produces."
"I look forward to bringing creativity; My work and my life are inspired by Breaking Vicious cycles and I hope to inspire anyone most importantly those of a hard knock life."
"I am passionate about showing how although life will have it’s downs , there will be times of growth and transformation through those tough and painful moments. Everyone shares pain but there is beauty and growth possible out of this pain. Life is beautifully painful. I think everyone at flowjam will be able to relate to this and I want to inspire people to realize that the good times are coming."
I want to share the spirit of free, creative expression blended with the focus of developing fine art. My work strives to demonstrate how art is another form of meditation and practice. The particular piece I want to rejuvenate and complete at the event was birthed from the moon gatherings I had always attended with the Matrika Collective every full and new moon with dear friends of mine. The painting is named 'Matrika', derived from 'matra' meaning mother in Sanskrit. FlowJam would be the perfect environment for the piece to be created and displayed.
VOYAGER a.k.a. Kyle O. Street
Originally a local artist from Northern Virginia, VOYAGER left Earth to travel the galaxy in search of psychedelic visions and has spent the past decade exploring nothing but Art itself.
“Art is one of the last frontiers of novelty; the few remaining realms you can go to discover something new. Art can be a portal to a places you wouldn't normally find in your own world. I create art to transform an environment and offer viewers a playground for the senses; possibly even an opportunity to glimpse something they've never seen before. My art holds a space for your mind to interpret abstract shapes and geometric patterns meant to change right before your eyes!”
VOYAGER last appeared in the Washington Capital Area for Catharsis on The Mall 2017. As an event volunteer and member of the Art Team, he helped create the live-stage and offered a fluorescent mural painting performance as everyone danced through the night. This year at FlowJam, VOYAGER will resume work on the “Manifest FlowJam Farm” Mural and unveil at least one new fluorescent mural to be displayed with a color-changing lightshow!
Saturday April 28th 1-8pm We're gathering together on Oak Meadow Farm to give back to the land. We'll be restoring ourselves, and the Earth with acoustic music, sound healing and trees to plant into the ground. Music by local artists Buddhagraph Spaceship, and Davey Rogner.
We'll move, groove and eat delicious treats catered by Artisan Hill Farm. You'll also get the opportunity to grow roots by planting a tree. When the sun goes down, we'll gather around the bonfire. We wrap up at 8-9pm and head to the river where we have a private lot reserved for camping. ($20 add on paid to Watermelon Park).
Expect movement, massage, live music. Food packages are included in the offering.
+ Water Package - $65; 1 plate, drink & a tree
+ Wind Package - $75; 2 plates, drink & a tree
+ Earth & Fire DELUX Package - $100; 2 plates, a drink a tree & a FlowJam reusable wine cup, T-shirt AND $20 off the booking of our FlowJam 5 festival
If you'd like to reserve the Wind or Earth & Fire Delux Package, please use this link to reserve your spot!
Space is limited. We're inviting guests from the FlowJam festival community, as well as friends of musical guests and yoga teachers. Trees only guaranteed to the first 10 registered guests and there will be no entrance for people who have not pre-registered on the day of the Jam. Send us an email if you want your personal invite: email@example.com "PLANT THE SEED JAM: Put me on the guest list"
Hosted on Oak Meadow Farm
Yoga in the Raw
'A 3-5 day all inclusive immersion into healthy living'
April 11th-15th 2018
Yoga in the Raw
'A 3-5 day all inclusive immersion into healthy living'
April 11th-15th 2018
3 or 5 day option
"It was the best food I've ever eaten and it kept me full!" ~ 2017 Yoga in the Raw Participant
"I learned healthy food recipes and yoga practices I'll take home and use for the rest of my life" ~ 2017 participant
Location: Fox Haven Farm & Retreat Center
Jefferson, MD (1 hour from D.C)
~ 3 Gourmet plant based meals per day, prepared on-site by our private chef and educator ~
~ Daily all-levels yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa & Restorative) and meditation classes infused with mindfulness hikes ~
~ 4 nights accommodation in a "The Spring House" at Fox Haven Farms in the beautiful Shenendoah valley, minutes away from the Appalachian Trail and Shenendoah River~
~ Welcome package with essential oils and a copy of the cookbook, Heal and Ignite ~
~ Raw food preparation and healthy living workshops ~
~ Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~
Learn more about chef, Danielle, here: www.pachavega.com
Learn More about the "Spring House" accommodation we're renting: http://foxhavenfarm.org/rentals/
Total Investment for 5 days: $1150
Total for 3 days: $850
A $350 non-refundable deposit saves your spot, pay the rest 30 days prior to April 11th
Watch what attendees said about our August 2017 retreat and check out our 2017 menu & itinerary below
What's on the menu?
Last Year's Menu...(expect revisions and modifications for 2018)
Our Schedule from 2017 (expect additions and modifications for 2018)...
~ All-levels yoga and meditation classes infused with mindfulness hikes ~
~ 4 nights accommodation in a restored farm house in the beautiful Shenendoah minutes away from the Appalachian Trail ~
~ Welcome package with essential oils and a copy of the cookbook, Heal and Ignite ~
~ Raw food preparation and healthy living workshops ~
~ All inclusive, gourmet, plant-based meals ~
~ Sacred Cacao Ceremony ~
Learn more about the chef here: www.pachavega.com
March 10th, 3:00-6:00pm
N.W Washington DC
$55 / Early-bird $45 until March 8th
SALES EXTENDED to…More
March 10th, 3:00-6:00pm
N.W Washington DC
$55 / Early-bird $45 until March 8th
Join Meredith from WineDown Yoga and Hannah, Malabella Jewels creator and designer, as we awaken the mystic within using yoga, crystals, mala beads, and essential oils. Together we'll discover the meaning behind Mala beads and crystals, learn the key benefits of using essential oils for healing and energizing the mind, body, and soul, open the heart chakra while grounding in our sacral and root chakra with a delicious mix of movement and hands-on assists, and end with a guided setting intentions ritual and meditation using your new crystals or Mala beads.
We'll dive into the best oils, crystals, and mantras that care for the goddess within and everyone will leave with a $25 Malabella Jewels credit towards your dream jewels, a gorgeous take home crystal, and a 5ml bottle of Lavender, Peppermint, or Lemon to incorporate into their daily self-care routine.
Please bring a yoga mat, journal, and pen. If you have a favorite floor cushion or blanket, feel free to bring it as well. Space is limited.
Come early or stay late for a Malabella Jewels pop up shop including Mala necklaces, bracelets, wraps, crystals, and cleansing tools.
Your Reservation Includes:
+ Access to our Mystic Goddess Circle in a secret D.C location
+ $25 Malabella Jewels gift card
+ Gorgeous take-home crystal
+ A 5 ml bottle of a doTERRA essential oil
+ Herbal Tea
What's Onsite to Purchase?
+ Tasty locally made & curated treats
+ Malabella pop shop items including mala beads, crystals, and cleansing kits
+ 100% Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils
What to Bring?
+ Yoga mat (5 available; first come first serve)
+ Blanket or floor cushion (optional)
March 10th, 3:00-6:00pm
N.W Washington DC
$55 / Early-bird $45 until March 8th.
**Our gathering takes place at a private goddess residence in N.W, D.C. Exact address details will be released upon your ticket purchase and released to the public the day before the event. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with any questions**