Our ethos is to avoid stages and amplified performance. Sometimes, this will be necessary in inclement weather, but generally you will find musicians playing around the fire or on the open mic stage. We have some incredibly talented musicians either playing alone or creating some impromptu jamming. Join them, listen, sing, dance, whatever takes you...
The Wing Faced Earth Figs - a folksome fourpiece Spinning rich lyrical tales along a magic carpet ride of epic swinging fig folk. Dive in & be waltzed out of the darkness!
Dora Darling – Folksinger and songwriter of the earthy and the magical; Traditional original music https://doradarlingswann.com/
Bob Hillary - is a folk Singer-songwriter who makes music that is Earthy, funky & positive, with a strong World music influence http://www.bobhillary.com/
Hedgespoken is a travelling off-grid storytelling theatre run from a 1966 Bedford RL lorry, converted to be a home and a go-anywhere stage. hedgespoken.org
Fool Expression – Christie Animas. A fooling practice drawn from Franki Anderson's lineage. It is a practice that helps you access different parts/masks of yourself by being on stage by yourself or with others. www.christieanimas.com
Moving with the Elements - With conscious dance, meditation and mindful movement we will explore our relationship to the living world. Moving through phases of earthy depth; gentle flow; light, airy playfulness and fiery passion, we will discover a more intimate relationship with the natural world, with ourselves and our unique purpose in life. Sarah Ryan is a wilderness guide, embodiment facilitator and devotee of conscious dance, using all three to create transformational nature-connection workshops and retreats.
Taking Creative Risks - Comedy Improv Games – Sebastian Black. Taking Creative risk and being vulnerable opens up so many doors in life. Through fun games and activities you will learn to let yourself loose and trust your intuition ! Comedy Improv is great for : Building confidence, trusting your inner creative, public speaking, communication skills, decision making, rolling with the punches and so much more !
Singing with Helen Yeomans Helen Yeomans is one of the country's best-loved choir leaders and songwriters. Her heart-lifting songs are sung all over the UK and abroad and she will bring some of her favourites to Buddhafield this year along with a variety of unforgettable songs from around the world, gospel and sacred chants. Expect to be moved!
Life Drawing - Mike
Qi Gong - Mike
Self-Connection Qigong Explore the mind-body interaction from the body's perspective of tangible sensations. Use awareness of sensations and movement to calm the mind, and bring freedom from habitual or traumatic responses. Cultivate a sense of non-reactivity from which the possibility of free choice is enhanced. www.LiveNonviolence.uk/qigong.htm
Yoga i-D - Lucy Barber - Yoga i-D works from the principles of Hatha Yoga, intelligently sequencing Asana (Postures), Pranayama (Breathing Practices) and Relaxation, that connects the physical body and the mind. A Yoga i-D aims to help individuals find a Living Connection with Yoga that reconnects their inner self and rhythms of their own life, to enhance wellbeing. Lucy is a British Wheel of Yoga Trained Teacher, practicing Yoga for over 17 years. www.yoga-id.co.uk
Compassion & Courage Lead by Molly Chinner 200 RYT of The Sunshine Space. Open your heart to beauty, love and oneness in this 90 minute yoga flow. Fusing the strong, flowing nature of Vinyasa with the soft and passive releases of Yin, this class will allow you to tap into Anahata (Heart Chakra) and broaden your practice of compassion. Using deep back-bending postures, we will tap into the power of Pranayama (breath) and Dhyana (meditation) to melt and open the heart space more leaving you feeling courageous, loving and truly compassionate. Suitable for all abilities, ages, shapes and sizes
Tai Chi – Abhayajit. In these workshops we’ll be examining the internal aspects of Tai Chi. We’ll be looking at how movement comes through softening and searching for the elastic like forces in the body that yield tremendous power.
Games For Fun to train our awareness, activate the body and connect with each other. Dave Kyrrell.