Auntie Pua

Auntie Pua has been with us at Mystic Island Festival for several years. Each year she has blessed our gathering with love and sharing with us traditional Hawaiian practices of Aloha. She helps us set the tone for the whole gathering from the beginning at opening ceremonies, her beautiful talk & sharing that she gives during the gathering. She is a treasure of loving compassion and pragmatic wisdom for us to tune into, receive guidance and great inspiration. Auntie Puais one of the Kapuna (respected ones) who is considered a true Hawaiian Kupuna/Kahuna.  She is a native Hawaiian who loves to share her vast knowledge and experience of Hawaiian history and culture with others interested in learning more about health and healing, spirituality, art, music and family in the native Hawaiian tradition. A local Maui treasure, “Auntie Pua’s Picks” zero in on finding and experiencing what is truly Hawaiian and local for kamaaina (literally people of the land or locals) and visitors to the garden isle. Auntie Pua is a sought after speaker on Hawaiian history and tradition and enjoys sharing her wonderful mana and aloha with everyone.

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Scott Catamas

ComPASSIONate CONNECTIONS is Scott calls his compassionate non-violent communications workshops program. Scott has won multiple EMMY awards as a writer, producer and director of educational television. He has created hundreds of original productions that have been performed live and/or broadcast nationally over NBC, HBO, SHOWTIME, FOX, UPN, etc. Scott started teaching in 2002, and has led over 500 classes, events and workshops throughout the U.S. and Europe. He has coached hundreds of couples, families and small businesses. Scott is a popular host and guest on radio, television and internet media. He lives in the Wine Country, north of San Francisco. LONGER BIO: Scott Catamas has been actively involved with exploring communication and consciousness for his entire adult life. He is an EMMY award winning writer and producer, with a long list of credits. He has created hundreds of hours of television programming for HBO, FOX, NBC, UPN, SHOWTIME and national syndication. As the founder of TNRC PRODUCTIONS and The Educational Theater Company, Scott has reached millions of children & teenagers with programs that educate and enlighten. He co-created a successful performing arts camp at Jane Fonda’s ranch that ran for 11 years, and transformed the lives. During this period of [...]

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Ananda Aditya & Jaya Lakshmi: Yoga Fusion

Ananda & Jaya Lakshmi: Altar of Love Workshops Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda regularly offer 4 daytime workshops at their Altar of Love weekend immersions:  Couples Yoga, Bhakti Yoga Workshop, Kundalini Yoga Workshop, and Cacao Ceremony. When joining forces with Mystic Island, they offer one or more of these workshops during the festival. For more info on each workshop, visit: http://jayalakshmi.net/altar-of-love-immersions/ Jaya Lakshmi has practiced Hatha yoga regularly for over 16 years, diving into Anusara yoga since 2007, and practicing Kundalini yoga daily since she partnered with Ananda in November 2010.  Long immersed in the devotional mood of bhakti yoga, she has been leading kirtan on harmonium and guitar since 1992 and has made four solo albums on Sequoia Records. She is also known as the lead singer and songwriter for the techno-tribal group Lost at Last, which toured the western United States from 1997 through 2004. A gifted songwriter, she weaves English, Sanskrit, and prayers of other spiritual traditions with musical influences from indigenous trance, Celtic, psychedelic, and folk-rock. Since coming together with Ananda, she has been steadily involved in their collaboration of sacred music and creating Altar of Love Immersions which involve teaching yoga together, performing music and holding ceremony. [...]

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Hari Bloomfield

The Call to Gather for All Mystics, Magicians and Mapmakers: Mystics peer into deeper realities that hide beneath ordinary experience, emerging to bring high magic and uni-verse maps — the unity underlying all diversity and the infinite miracles underlying all existence. Mystics access deeper spiritual laws and other planes of existence to spread love, healing and abundance. Mystics enlighten the practical science of ultimate union with the Absolute. Mystics intensely give and forgive everything, the full Self of passionate and compassionate service. Let us meet as Mystics and Mapmakers to see what magic we can create. PERSONAL BIO: Dr. Bloomfield is a New York Times bestselling author. His twenty books have sold over eight million copies and have been translated into thirty-four languages. His first, TM: Discovering Inner Energy and Overcoming Stress, in hardcover and paperback was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year. His award-winning series on peacemaking – Making Peace with your Parents, Making Peace with Yourself, Making Peace in Your Stepfamily, Making Peace with Your Past and Making Peace with God – introduced personal and family peacemaking to millions of people. Dr. Bloomfield’s How to Survive the Loss of a Love remains a [...]

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Jamie Janover

“Crossing the Event Horizon”, the unified field theory of Nassim Haramein. Have you ever wondered about how the universe works? How we fit in? Have you experienced the micro-macro dynamics of existence, or sensed it? Do you feel, or instinctually know that everything truly is “all one”? Or felt that science has been looking in the wrong direction? Focusing on exclusive material particles, rather than inclusive fundamental principles? Where is the cohesion in the chaos? Have you ever wondered what ancient societies may have known or experienced that we have either discarded or forgotten? And where did they learn it? “When I first saw scientist Nassim Haramein speak I was totally blown away. He actually was able to tie together everything into one cohesive unification theory. I mean EVERYTHING – from cosmology to quantum mechanics, sacred geometry, ancient cultures, fractal structures, religious texts, crop circles, Einstein’s relativistic theories (with an added spin component) and even the nature of consciousness…. ” Jamie is one of only a handful of “emissaries” that went to Hawaii in January 2008, where Nassim Haramein himself taught us to give his powerpoint presentation on his life’s work – a grand unification theory. Come learn about Nassim Haramein’s [...]

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Dancing Freedom with Samantha Sweetwater!

Dancing Freedom: WE ARE EVOLUTION.  Dance your prayers to free your soul and ignite your life.  Join Dancing Freedom Founder and Soul Coach, Samantha Sweetwater, for a whole-body, full-breath shamanic movement wave.  Partner with the elements, the ancestors and the seven directions, succulent music, gentle somatic guidance, and the ancient technology of prayer to move forward in every aspect of your life.  Choose the graceful healing you came here for.  Rediscover your innocence, your wisdom, your light, and your true purpose – and dance it forth into the world.  http://dancingfreedom.com About Samantha Sweetwater: “I’m a spiritual leader who works with dance as a primary vehicle through which to create soul level healing, leadership and community.  Through Dancing Freedom, I’ve shared conscious movement workshops, ceremonies and rights of passage with thousands of people on 5 continents, and trained over 80 facilitators internationally.  I am a healer and a healing woman.  I am totally passionate about regenerative culture – how, together, we are shifting the way we imagine, relate and create so that we can manifest a just, thriving and sustainable future for all of life. In addition to founding and directing Dancing Freedom, I am a Soul Coach & Guide, helping [...]

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Temple of Peace SongSeed: A Jubilation in Song with Rev. Kedar

This year Rev. Kedar will bring his Temple of Peace Sunday Celebration to Mystic Island. Sunday 1:30 pm. A sacred circle of devotional singing that awakens the seeds of Peace and Love in the garden of our being, and to each other. It is through chanting, the repeated singing of sacred or meaningful lyrics, to shift from head to heart and feel connected within, and to feel this together in community. This musical celebration combines music, song, chant, spoken word and silence in a way that honors our connected Spirit. PROFESSIONAL/PERSONAL BIO: Rev. Kedar St John is an ordained interfaith minister, a spiritual counselor, quantum healing and energy medicine practitioner, musician, teacher of inspired philosophy and the founder of the Temple of Peace International Spiritual Center in Haiku, Maui. Kedar brings a lifetime of ecstatic chants from various traditions with his devotional songs jubilant spirit and has a talent for turning spaces full of strangers into connected family, by sharing his music, his soothing voice and his playful insight.    www.templeofpeacemaui.com

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Indian Bhangra Dance with Smita Khatri

Bhangra is an energetic and joyful folk dance originating in the state of Punjab in India. In this workshop, you will learn basic choreographed steps that you will perform to traditional bhangra music. PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL BIO:  Smita has taught Indian folk dance and Bollywood dance classes to Smita Khatri loves to move her body to South Asian dance beats, and enjoys sharing her passion for dance with others. Smita began learning and performing Indian folk dance at the age of 5, and performed at cultural programs and competitions starting at that young age. Over the last 15 years, Smita has choreographed and performed with various dance troupes hundreds of people at weddings, birthday parties, house parties, baby showers, music concerts, dance festivals, and outdoor music festivals in the Bay Area for the last 4 years. She also taught Bollywood dance to groups of women in India in 2010. In addition, she has taught ongoing weekly classes in Bollywood dance and Garba folk dance in the Bay Area. Her dance students have said that she is patient, fun, and attentive to every student. Students usually leave class with a big smile on their faces! Smita has also been meditating for the last [...]

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Ashley Keith ( Cheetananda )

Funky Feet – IsoHooporolls: Funky Feet – Are you ready to take hula hooping to the next level? In this workshop we are going to explore the powers that are feet can create! As we get comfortable spinning the hula hoop on our foot we will transcend into forward tumbles, fun cartwheels and partner exercises. I will be sharing many different techniquies that will help you become an amazing foot spinning hula hooper. IsoHooporolls – This workshop will be focusing on manipulating the hoop in creative ways. Isolation and body rolls will open doors to your creative flow. We will be exploring shamanic dance to empower our body movements. Join Cheetanada, circus artis extroadinare to explore your funky flow! PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL BIO: Giving us a sense of your workshop teaching experience & reputation is what is most important here. However, if the bio you send us here is structured in a few paragraphs (and could be ready for us to upload to the website here) that would make it easiest for us. Getting funky is what Cheetanada does best. About three years ago Cheeta fell in love with this silly plastic circle we call a hula hoop at the Santa Cruz [...]

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Indian Bhangra & Bollywood Dance With Shankara (Ibiza):

A highly active woman and Nature lover, Shankara is the co-director & co-founder of ChilsRights.info (http://www.childsrights.info), an international ngo established in Spain which focuses on offering a worthy future to children living in the streets of India. She is also the founder of Fundación Danza India (http://www.fundaciondanzaindia.com), which aims to provide a sustainable future to Indian kids by educating them professionally as dancers & teachers of Indian dance. Since she was a child, Shankara has always been in interested in holistic disciplines, healthy life and dance. Therefore she trained in Yoga, Pilates, Yogalates and Body Balance (Tai-Chi, Yoga & Pilates mixed discipline) and has completed several courses in Acroyoga, Hatha, Asthanga Yoga & Dynamic Yoga, Thai Massage, Body Expression, Relaxation & Visualization techniques,Stand-Up Paddle Surf…etc. She provides different modalities of Pilates & Yoga fusing the best of all these disciplines, including SUP Yoga/Pilates (Yoga/Pilates on the Stand-Up Paddle Surf board). In addition, following her passion for music & dance, together with her attraction for Indian culture, she travelled around India completing there her training as Bhangra dance teacher and dancer with internationally recognized masters in Spain, India & USA, such as Barsha Rana (India), Sunny Singh (India), Rajiv Garg (India), [...]

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Dances of the Temple Priestess with Jacqui Lalita

Dances of the Temple Priestess: A spirit voyage into the depths of sensuality and priestesshood, bridging elements of Egyptian and Indian temple dance with traditional belly dance. A journey of femininity into the elements of earth, fire, water, wind and ether. PERSONAL BIO: Jacqui Lalita is an emissary of the goddess on an odyssey to reawaken the divine feminine in its infinite forms. Her passion for Middle Eastern music and dance has carried her around the world to share ancient rituals of birth dancing, belly dancing and Sufi spinning with the people of many cultures. Her playful workshops that delve into the splendor of surrendered sensuality have long been a festival favorite. She is also the author of two poetry books Romancing the Divine and Rebirth of Venus.

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Shrisheri

Chi Nei Tsang is a Taoist visceral manipulation which emphasizes moving chi energy to the abdominal organs. Developed by Taoist Master Mantak Chia as part of his Healing Tao System, it works on internal dysfunctions and energy blocks using the breathing exercises of chi-kung, therapeutic manipulations, and meditation. Students learn how to recycle negative energy, recognize personal patterns of tension, and use simple manipulations to restore vitality to parts of the body. PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL BIO: Shri has been in the health field since 1990 beginning with body therapies, herbal medicine, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation. She turned her attention seriously to Chi Nei Tsang in 1997 and trained with master Gilles Marin in Berkeley & Grandmaster Man Tak Chia. Shri has been a certified Chi Nei Tsang instructor for over 15 years, practices in Sebastopol, Ca & teaches worldwide.

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Viola Rose

Join Viola Rose for a 2 hour presentation about the connection between the Flower of Life, the Power of your Heart and Source of it ALL. Learn about DRUNVALO MELCHIZEDEK’s new work, the heart based Merkaba, and participate in anexperiential meditation journey into the Sacred Space of the Heart. For many years Drunvalo Melchizedek, the author of FLOWER OF LIFE and LIVING IN THE HEART books, has been at the forefront of higher consciousness research and Merkaba activation. In 2011 he introducedhis newest workshop, Awakening The Illuminated Heart ® as part of the School of Remembering®. (http://drunvalo.net/sor.html ). His entire life’s work is represented in this new teaching. This is the simplest, easiest, most direct teaching on the subject of Ascension that Drunvalo has ever presented. As a Certified Teacher of this school, I am proud to share with you the most up to date information about Drunvalo’s work and about the workshop we are teaching. I will answer questions like : What is meditation from the HEART? What does it mean to be IN YOUR HEART and CREATE your new reality from this space…? How to eliminate stress from your life and LIVE your LIFE WITHOUT FEAR, regain the [...]

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Grace Pursha

EXCITING, POTENT, AND ENLIVENING COMMUNICATION SECRETS for CREATING JUICY, DEEP RELATIONSHIPS! With an even more expanded version from last year’s enthusiastically attended and received lecture, Grace will be presenting this high frequency, potent download of communication skills, techniques, practices, templates, and protocols that deepen intimacy, expand safety, trust and respect, improve understanding in all your relations. All of these will enhance your sensual connection with your love partner. Grace’s devotion of thirty years of study will include the best of what she has gleaned from David Deida, Byron Katie, The Morehouse University, The PAIRS training, John Gray, Barbara DeAngelis, Margot Anand, and many more. This presentation will make you laugh, touch your heart, inspire you, and empower your sense of confidence to take any situation exactly where you want it to go, and open your listener’s receptivity to the outcome you wish to create. Soften and strengthen at the same time, become more sensitive, broaden your kindness and raise the effectiveness of your words and message. PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL BIO: Grace Purusha, educator, mentor, and author of “The Five Essential Laws of Eating” holds Masters Degrees in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Education, offering you thirty years of experience as a Life and [...]

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Sterling Solomon

The Ecology of Ecstasy: The Erect and Explode strategy of the Masculine has created a crisis of population expansion and territorial warfare, threatening even the web of life on which we depend. What could possibly turn the attention of the Masculine collective from this corrupted survival strategy to a viable relationship with itself, the Feminine, and the planet? What if pleasure and sexual attraction held the keys back into the garden? Our exploration of the Ecology of Ecstasy will take us on a journey into the ways that pleasure and passion can be a powerful catalyst for social and environmental change. PERSONAL BIO: Sterling Solomon is a martial and venusian artist, founding member of the Conscious Caravan NGO, and a dedicated activist who in his own words is “married to Lady Earth”. Gathering inspirations from a wildly unusual life of experience and study, Sterling has developing a system of living and loving known as “The Prowess.” The Prowess is founded upon the understanding that the manifestation of human presence on this planet is motivated by our core physical patterning and that true sustainability must be attractive and viable to our sensual mental and physical nature. A witty and engaging speaker, Sterling takes us on a journey where we discover useful tools to form deeper, more joyful relationships with our [...]

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Sonja Kalckar

SOMA  GEOMETRY  SYSTEMS is a neuro-muscular system for the Spine. The workshop will teach these modalities and give the Student Tools to work with and continue to explore their own bodies, muscular skeletal changes in realationship to proper posture and alignment of the spine .[ especially the neck , mid and low back and feet ] This system was designed to assist in the Critical Maintenance of the C curve for the neck and the low back. The   S G System  works with Micro-movement and neuro-muscular ed exercises and Yogic asana’s that work to regain and maintain these curves in the spine. SGS , also teaches posture/ alignment and a sequence call the Tracking system. The tracking system aligns the Hip, Knee , Ankle , Big Toe , relationship  in  Relationship to Pelvic Placement and balance. Inter-costal lateral Breathing expands the lungs and the inter-costal muscles in a Lateral direction, thus Opening another space in the lungs to expand Lung Capacity and and structural opening of the rib cage  at the same time. I feel after studying many years of all forms of  DANCE, YOGA , NEURO-MUSCULAR ED  and  MARTIAL ARTS, that  SOMA GEOMETRY SYSTEMS  is  the  Missing linkin    Completing [...]

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Fiona Rose

Belly Dance Bliss ~Dive into your bliss….. swim in your sensual ocean…awaken the Divine energy flow! Indulge in the playful movements of Tribal Belly Dance, with Fiona Rose.  Inspire the blissful union of body and spirit with sacred movements, conscious breath-work and visualization. Invite your creative self to explore and dance in-joy!  Belly Dance movements will spark rejuvenating energies and stimulate positive body awareness.  Movements are beginner’s level, and easy to follow. We will journey together into new realms of consciousness through the natural and divine energies of our authentic selves! Dance your bliss, be your bliss!~ Bio: Fiona Reiki Master, Certified Personal Trainer, Life Coach, Zumba Instructor, and Belly Dance Instructor and Performer. I am the founder of Tri-Fusion Health: Transforming Body, Mind and Spirit. www.trifusionhealth.com. I have been teaching and performing Belly Dance since 2003, leading troupes, classes, and workshops in California and Oregon. I use dance and healing movements to help clients feel comfortable in their bodies, and integrate an active and health lifestyle! I use Reiki energy and Chakra activation to inspire whole-being wellness.  My inspiration is to share the healing techniques that transform the body, mind and spirit! We are all WORTHY of happiness, joy, bliss, simply because we [...]

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Sonal Aggarwal

Aquatic Movement, Janzu Dolphin Dance- Come surrender to your liquid flow! Sonal Aggarwal is a world traveling gypsy woman who first discovered the practice of Janzu during her travels in India.  Years later, she met her Janzu teacher in Mexico, and immediately became addicted to the water.  Her years of dance and movement allowed her to develop a relationship with her aquatic body very quickly.  She has shared her practice and love of the water in Mexico, Ibiza, and the United States.  And she has met and worked with teachers of Watsu, Water Dance, Aguahara, and Aqua Dinamica.  While teaching, her infectious smile and energy help to coax people out of their comfort zones into learning experiences that they could never imagine.Janzu, or peaceful river, is a holistic healing therapy developed first in India and then brought to Mexico. Unlike other aquatic treatments, Janzu is practiced primarily in fresh water. The fresh, or cooler water helps to oxygenate the blood. On a physical level, the body receives a wonderful and fluid journey, unlike other types of massage. And on an energetic and emotional level, Janzu is a journey into the self.  The transparency of the water can very quickly reveal the [...]

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