DANIEL SONIC ROJAS
PASCAL DE LACAZE
SARASAI MUGE TAS
SUPRIA & CAROLINE
DR. GARY WOHLMAN
MIKA AND ZIV
A TEACHER PLANTS THE SEEDS OF KNOWLEDGE,
SPRINKLES THEM WITH LOVE,
AND PATIENTLY NURTURES THEIR GROWTH
TO PRODUCE TOMORROW'S DREAMS.
Born on the Greek island of Crete, Kaifi has since travelled extensively around the world. He is currently living at and participating fully in all dimensions of the OSHO Afroz meditation centre, located in the small valley of Eresos on the Greek island of Lesvos. The recent experience (2015) of becoming a father has served as a rediscovery of the beauty of life and a reawakening of life’s amazing qualities!
The main sources of inspiration for Kaifi’s work have been his own life experiences and above all his way of living, which has been ‘on the edge’ for many years. At a certain moment a point of transformation occurred when the concept of ‘From Separation to Unity’ (FSTU) was born. It’s an elegant system of Energy Healing that was created intuitively, yet in complete accord with the latest scientific research on heart consciousness. In 2017 Kaifi developed ‘The FSTU Practitioner Training’ for those interested in sharing this powerful technique. This is a training to facilitate highly-effective sessions for individuals, couples and groups. Kaifi, creator of ‘From Separation to Unity’, co-creator of ‘Conscious Coaching & Mentoring’ and co-founder of OnenessAct has been trained in and initiated into many different methods and techniques. He is a licensed HeartMath ® Coach, a facilitator’s trainer of OSHO Meditative Therapies and Active Meditations as well as a certified practitioner of DVNLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis.
In the festival, Kaifi will host a 3 hours big workshop of SEPERATION TO UNITY, get ready to unite...
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DANIEL SONIC ROJAS
DANIEL "SONIC" ROJAS has been dancing, moving and performing for more than 25 years, and is known around the world for his movement creativity and dance mastery. His rich experience includes several World, European and Scandinavian Championships in breakdance, touring for nearly 20 years with reputable, contemporary dance companies in Europe, performing in world acclaimed theatre productions, dancing for Queens, Kings and Presidents, and inspiring millions to move through his performances, competitions, workshops and life story. Combining his Latin roots and his experiential journey of many years as a dedicated movement practitioner, Daniel has created his own art form, Embodied Dance Movement (EDM). EDM is a multi-level movement methodology, grounded in mindfulness, that dissolves the boundaries between different movement cultures with the aim of giving individuals a unique way of expressing themselves, expanding body awareness, connecting to feeling and developing an intelligent self practice of conscious movement. The five core principles of EDM include mobility, alignment, strength, feeling and locomotive movement, explored through a variety of integrative movement art forms. Daniel shares EDM worldwide to all ages and levels, including at festivals, schools and dance academies, as well as continues to perform, compete and judge international events and to share private sessions and immersions.
Embodied Dance Movement: Into the Spirit Realm with Daniel *Sonic* Rojas
Embodied Dance Movement (EDM) is a unique, multi-layered movement methodology created by Daniel *Sonic* Rojas from an accumulation of more than 25 years experience as a professional dancer and movement enthusiast, created through intense self practice and a deepening journey of experiencing movement in a holistic way. Everything is a dance, from the way we breathe to the way we move within our relationships and environment. EDM specialises in the foundational understanding of body mechanics so that one can find the rhythm in all movements. Through its integrative approach, EDM dissolves the boundaries between movement cultures with the aim of deepening body awareness, connecting to feeling and developing an intelligent self practice of conscious movement. The foundational levels of EDM develop alignment, strength, flexibility, mobility, coordination and feeling behind movement through isolations, animalistic and locomotive work, creative calisthenics, embodiment of emotion, partner work, contemporary movement techniques and bioenergetic flows between movement and stillness.
In this 3-hour session, practitioners will journey Into the Spirit Realm through embodied movement, exploring the way in which we communicate non verbally, developing trust within ourselves and our environment, and circulating between giving and receiving. This session will use partner work, original movement forms and martial arts-inspired contact improvisation.
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Nalini is an internationally renowned singer-songwriter , sound healer , ceremonialist and workshop facilitator . Over the last 20 years , she has pilgrimaged to sacred sites around the world , studying with indigenous wisdom keepers and song carriers . From the Amazon Jungle to the High Andes to the temples of Egypt , India and Central America , Nalini weaves ancient threads into a unique tapestry of song , invocation and ceremony . Her voice has been described as ‘an ancient and powerful transmission’, transporting listeners through the veils into timeless realms ; her songs , deep prayers of praise and longing .
In the festival, Nalini will host a workshop called "SONG OF THE WOMB" -In these transitional times it is essential that we women find our authentic voice and step up into our leadership. When we connect our womb and our voice as a source of power, we become healing agents for ourselves and for Pacha Mama . Let us gather together with our sisters , sink our roots deep into Mother Earth and open our hearts and our voices in prayer and song .
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PASCAL DE LACAZE
Pascal de Lacaze from Berlin plays music at events around the globe. His focus on rhythm and dance has made him friends in many communities: Dancers dig how his innovative DJ style connects with his energetic, modern drumming. Musicians & audiences appreciate his steady, rocking world percussion and transcendental grooves. Since 2010 Pascal organizes Ecstatic Dances in Berlin. He is the resident DJ, accompanies his DJ sets with live percussion and co-creates live dance journeys. In workshops and at festivals Pascal facilitates Body Bhajan – a fun and easy combination of chanting and body percussion.
In the festival, Pascal will host 2 workshops -
Brotherhood – circle of men
Brotherhood. Together, men are even stronger, wiser and more loving. We move your bodies, share our hearts, feel everything, and be ourselves: in the circle of brothers. Welcome home. This is only the beginning.
Body Bhajan – body percussion
A fun and easy combination of clapping, chanting & body percussion. We weave together fun rhythmic and melodic patterns and become the music as we groove as one big human orchestra.
Videos from the workshops:
Interactive performance -
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Nami (Naama)Peled is A human, women,partner,mother of 2. Life explorer, tribe creator, peace hunter. Yoga teacher, bodyworker and Healer for 20 years. Channeler and Therapiest for 15 years. Her work is a love song for emotional expression and passion for Being an authentic human. She is based in ko phangan and europe where She teaches yoga and shadow work.
In the festiva, Naama will host beautiful emotional quest, where We Will explore & express our inner, untouched shadows. This deep, inspiring process is a step into vulanrability, sensetivity and an intimate dialoge with who We are underneeth the vail. Embodied shadows is a lab, a human lab where our animalistic nature Will be welcome. Our faminine and masculine qualities Will played. Using tools and inspiration from progressive theatre, transpersonal phscology, shamanic breath, somatic realise, authentic movement and conciuse sharing We Will embrace this ritual.
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SUPRIYA & CAROLINE
In the festival, Supriya & Caroline will hold a KUNDALINI TANTRA WORKSHOP (explore the KUNDALINI Energy)
In this workshop you will tune with your KUNDALINI ENERGY. The Kundalini energy is referred to be the infinte source of your your creativity or/and your (sexual) power, it is the earth energy. The Kundalini Energy also contains your authentic essence, which in Kundalini Yoga is called SAT NAM: your truth nature. Your true nature is ecstasy. How can you integrate your Kundalini energy into your daily life and live your life as authentic as possible? How can you keep the connection with your center alive while you are connecting with someone else?
This workshop will give you the opportunity to strenghten your center and discover yourself as a unique being.
"We all have one thing in common: we all have different minds, we all have different bodies, but we have one soul, we are part of one soul. If we can see the soul in each other and relate to it, find it, understand it, respect it, then that oneness will be forever." Yogi Bhajan
Supriya is tao tantra teacher and a yoga theacher. She performed for many years as a circus artist in many countries and she dedicate all life to love and art, following the Spirit as a nomad. Her daily practice is to be a lover and a divine human being. As a circus artist, dancer, tantra-& movement- teacher, her life journey is deeply connected with the body. She is the founder of Ludica Circo circus school and of the Italia Tantra Festival.
CAROLINE SARAB PRAKASH
Caroline Sarab Prakash Kaur is a Kundalini yoga teacher Level 2 and physiotherapist. After 13 intensive years of practicing and teaching yoga, she now works in her own studio O·YOGA in Berlin, offering workshops, intensives and retreats in Germany, Italy and Thailand. She is guest teacher in the Teacher Training in Berlin (Panch Nishan Kaur, Bibi Nanaki Kaur) and San Francisco (Sat Santokh Singh)
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From sound therapy to Avant-Garde music, Pablo is an eclectic multi-instrumentalist, composer and therapist to whom music is not only a way to share connection but above all a spiritual path. Initially carrying the musicality of his native South America he has explored countless styles of music throughout his career, from contemporary to Indian Classical. As a composer he has written for every kind of ensemble, from solo instruments to orchestra. As a performer he has collaborated with numerous artists and offered his solo concerts and Sound Journeys in over 30 countries. As a therapist he knows that be it through simple listening or through active making, music connects us to the Self and testifies to our oneness-with-all nature. He believes that Music is a sound simile of the universe itself in a human creative scale and as such it can be molded by body, mind, heart and soul to transport us to a place where we can act out and consciously manipulate our own psychic world achieving healing and transformation as in a shamanic process.
After traveling for 3 years with his Planetary Soul concerts and Oneness Sound Journeys, late 2018 marked the beginning of a period of realignment with his higher self and deepening of his practice of Naad Yoga and Indian Classical Music. Pablo Ji went deep within for several months and apart from his purely classical offering, recently reemerged with... "Music From the Universe Within” and “Songs of Spiritual Love” and a truly transformative Workshop called ‘Vocal Awakening'
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SARASAI MUGE TAS
Sarasai Müge was born in Istanbul in 1977 and graduated from Istanbul University Economics Faculty. After completing her master's degree in Business Administration in California State University, she worked for 13 years in the field of human resources in a foreign consulting company.
Sarasai`s inner journey has started in 2010 with a Vipassana Meditation retreat in Thailand and continued with Usui Reiki trainings with Akiko Igarashi, a Japanese Master. She has traveled to many places in the world (Wat Kow Tahm Monastery - Thailand, Shima Healing - Thailand, Sivananda Yoga School - India, Nilambe Monastery - Sri Lanka, Pachamama - Costa Rica, Pisac Yoga Center - Peru, True Journey Medicine Plant Healing - Peru, Afroz Meditation Center - Greece) to join different retreats and workshops, during when she also assisted beloved and highly respected teachers and therapists.
Holding an International Academy of Sacred Sound Healing Certificate from Satyam Shivam Sundaram Meditation School in India and Osho Active Meditations Facilitator Certificate from Osho Afroz Meditation Center in Greece, Sarasai is leading meditation and sound healing sessions to grow awareness, health and clarity both for individuals and groups. Combining also 'From Separation To Unity' healing system with Seraphim Blueprint energy work, her sessions and workshops are taking place in Turkey, Thailand and Greece, calming and bringing the mind to a more receptive state and opening space for deep physical & emotional healing and transformation. She is currently facilitating sound healing and meditation classes at Wonderland Retreat Center in Koh Phangan.
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Independent artist, water dancer, performer, teacher of Contact Improvisation and Somatics. Founder of Art Continuum Nomadic Residency and Thailand Contact and Movement Arts Festival. Graduating from Roehampton University with a Bachelors degree in Contemporary Dance and Choreography. Since 2015 developing and sharing Contact Improvisation and Water Dance in Europe and Asia. Creating poetic dance films, performances, art labs and art residencies worldwide. Organising Contact Improvisation dance festivals on Koh Phangan, Thailand. Continuing student of Body-Mind Centering, Somatic Movement Educator programme at Moveus in Germany. Research and teaching on land: Combining the practices of Contact Improvisation and Body-Mind Centering; cultivating awareness of the body in movement, supported by the inner landscape of our body systems in relation with others and space. Though the sensation of touch, the practice of listening to sensory feedback from interaction, we can better know ourselves. Integrating sense perception and feeling with physical information in the dance. Researching how embodiment can provide easeful ways of moving and communicating in improvisation. Deeply inspired by nature and the patterns readable in all organic matter, exploring contemplative movement in nature alone, with groups and in performance settings. Research and teaching in Water The study of embryology, homogeneous patterns of early human development and evolutionary paths, have led her research into water. Applying observations of water’s the physics of movement and resonance within the matrix of the body. Appreciating the holistic value of being in water as tension reducing; allowing for consciousness to more fluidly travel through the body. Pathways in the body that may have become blocked due to environmental and/or emotional factors can be released by consciously re-experiencing bodily states and movements from previous stages of development; releasing and re-experiencing ourselves as fluid, permeable, entity in a continual flow of transformation.
Being Water, Being Dance, At Pachamama Spirit Festival:
Together we will re-discover our body's natural state of liquid transmission. Melt borders between our mental and physical limitations, move towards communion with ground, space and each other on a cellular level. Explore through movement and touch fluid flow of balance and exchange.
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AMBER WOLF MOON
At Pachamama Spirit Festival, Amber will be offering:
Womb Nourishment: Goddess Embodiment
Valentine's Day is not only about celebrating with a significant other, but also to honour, bow and worship the Goddess within you. As we embrace the Water Element Day with devotion to the Divine Feminine and the sacredness of flow, surrender and sensuality - we awaken the unconditional love to self whilst clearing any doubts with the support of sisters from a nonjudgmental, authentic safe space. Fall in love with your special, uniqueness on the most loving day of the year.
Nashwa means bliss in Arabic. Her calling is to inspire bliss, for individuals to experience personal embodiment of peace, grace and divine feminine through movement. She have been practicing and sharing Sacred earth mystical dance since age 19, under the guidance of one of leading pioneers, Mishaal (U.S.A., Tokyo, Bali).
Originally from Japan, she have been calling Singapore home since 2016. She has created dance community called "Dance to bliss" where she has been passionately dedicating her love and energy into. She have completed 8 Elements of Bellydance® by Rachel Brice, sanctioning me as the first certified teacher and dancer in S. Asia. She teaches and performs locally as well as globally. Her unique work has been featured at national TV channel in Singapore.
She teaches and performs locally as well as globally to experience magic of dance.
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Wendy May is a purpose guide, conscious-business coach, Enneagram teacher and human-experience designer. She started on her purpose path in 2015 after leaving a 15-year career in corporate leadership and organizational consulting. Wendy is the founder of a purpose-business that uses biodegradable glitter as a vehicle for ecological education. She recently published her first book, introducing a new paradigm of purpose work: Regenerative Purpose: The Dynamic Nature of the Way We Choose Work. Through her writing, speaking, private coaching, and group retreats, Wendy supports others in soul purpose alignment so that we can create a world of work that works for everyone. You can find her online at kaistara.com.
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Chloe is a movement artist, facilitator, and gardener. Based in Singapore, born in Maharlika (The Philippines). Currently, Chloe is an Associate Artist for dance collectives P7:1SMA and Dance Nucleus. She gives plant tours for local farm Bollywood Adventures. Depending on the cycle and season, she collaborates with artists, producers, and writers for a myriad of projects ranging from performance, film, documentary, visual art activations, community outreach, archiving, garden building, mass demonstrations, and more. Her work is aligned with weaving nature, art, and spirit. The ecological crisis is a cultural and spiritual crisis. Her dancing and being is a sacred force that offers her deep continuous healing. Her intention is to be a medium for oneself and others to remember and regenerate a more holistic relationship with the earth. In all she may do - whether it be dancing, doing chores, making money, or being quiet; she chooses to do it with love and tenderness, yet with vigilant boundaries, and soft edges.
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Silvia worked for over 25 years with many different forms of dance, Yoga and healing therapies. In 2002 she brought her deep love for embodied movement to the South of Spain. Inspired by decades working with various indigenous traditions she regularly shares her love for sacred rituals in her yoga classes and through facilitating traditional Cacao Ceremonies and transformational retreats. The Yoga Practice on the Water Day is a playful, intuitive, unique exploration of movement, of the versatility of water in all it’s shapes and qualities. With fluid, circular, spiralling patterns and an openness and curiosity about what is possible we can flow with more ease and spontaneity and empower our somatic intelligence. This refines our ability to sense and experience the less known aspects of ourself. The willingness to look deep, to be pure and receptive. The Yoga practice on the Air Day uses the power of intention and prayer to create sacred space and deepens our heart connection through intuitive breath work. A total liberation of the physical, mental and more subtle body happens when we follow the free pulsation of our breath, so our movement naturally expands and becomes less linear, but more explorative and free. A revolutionary approach to get out of the shape based yoga practice into the vast field of spirit. An invitation to tune in to our inner self, our inner-knowing, our inner-guidance and rediscover an ancient memory and wisdom that goes way beyond intelligent alignment.
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Julie Rieffel born in Paris France in 1987. I loves mountains, ocean, dance, singing and silence. By sharing my story, I wish to inspire you to have faith in the power of believing in your dreams. I grew up in an environment where emotions were hidden because they had no right to be, which made me a shy little girl who was always afraid to express herself and to be judged. Despite everything an inner voice was telling me that I had the right to be who I was with my emotions, my feelings and my dreams. I Travel fews years around the world to discoverd a new way to live and learning different therapy . In 2016, I moved to the tropical island of Koh Phangan where I discovered a new passion and started Watsu Water Therapy. It was a great personal change, a deep inner peace has settled down. I discovered a new world, the element of water, the sense of total letting go, the sensuality, the connection with water, the feeling of rebirth. A deep wish led me to explore and develop my own way of living and expressing body holistic therapy. "Heart of Touch" was then born. To support my patient's healing, I need to address all aspects, physical, emotional and mental, as a whole. I am specialized in Watsu (aquatic bodywork), massage, yoga and Chinese medicine. 11 years of practice and personal evolution have allowed me to develop a very strong intuition. By combining these techniques, sensitivity and 8 years of traveling I created my own holistic therapy: the "Heart of Touch". For the past 4 years I have been living in Thailand Koh Phangan, where I have my own ecological center to guide my patients on the path of self-acceptance and self-love.
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Guy Harriman, the designer of the Ajna Light, will be at Pachamama Spirit Festival, 13-16 February 2020. He will be giving free demonstrations and group sessions. The Ajna Light ( ajnalight.com ) uses powerful LEDs to activate the Pineal gland, the part of the brain which is responsible for the images you see when you dream. Effectively this allows you to dream while you are awake. Keep your eyes shut during an Ajna Light session and observe the images and feelings which are activated during your Ajna journey. It is a meditation created by your endogenous DMT understand your own consciousness. You can learn more about endogenous DMT at Guy's new website techeolithic.com Guy worked as a chip designer in Silicon Valley, with Steve Jobs at NeXT and at Cisco, during the 1990s. He has been a yoga therapist and energy worker since 1995. He lives at his lannayoga.com Healing Center in Chiang Mai. Guy holds Light Parties on Saturdays 2-5pm there when he is not traveling – check out the FB live videos on Ajna Light Community FB group! Please contact Guy if you would like to come to the Light parties there.
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Irene Shamma is an architect, artist, movement and breath worker, yoga teacher, and above all a voice for Mother Earth. She grew up in a little forest in Cyprus, deeply connected with the elements and the spirits of nature, but in her adult years Life took her to places where disconnection and separation prevail. When a series of deep traumas pushed her to states of self destruction, Irene left her career in the city and embarked on a journey in the Amazon rainforest to heal herself and reconnect with Mother Earth. Along this journey she received a call from the spirits of the trees. A call to give back to the Amazon rainforest. What began as an inner call evolved into the global campaign “Healing the Healer: A promise to the Amazon” that lead Irene into a 5 month-long solo mission through the jungle where she planted thousands of seeds and trees in deforested lands, spreading the messages of indigenous peoples with the rest of the world and raising awareness of deforestation.This call has since become her life’s purpose and she is dedicated to inspiring people to find their heart’s way back to Gaia. She is now part of Treesisters, a global sisterhood inspiring a reforestation revolution, planting seven million trees a year in the tropics, embracing life through the forest and the feminine. Irene sees humanity as One, with a collective Heart powerful enough to bring upon the healing and balance Mother Earth is calling for. She will be sharing her story of reconnection to Her and will be taking her fellow human beings into a heart opening journey to awaken our ability to Connect, Feel, See and Hear Mother Links:
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Jessica is an energy worker, ceremonialist, medicine woman and song carrier who has been learning, practicing and facilitating ceremony, retreats, private energy work sessions and soul readings, facilitator trainings and circles for the past 7 years. Nothing in her life has been more instrumental and profound for creating transformation, healing and growth than working with the sacred in ceremonial container. Her training and learning has occurred in depth in both the physical and unseen worlds, with teachers from varying traditions and many intense personal life experiences that have proven to offer a strong foundational first-hand understanding of working with the sacred, ceremonial containers and circle work. She is an expert at space-holding, guiding group energy, and navigating the nuances required for creating sacred, safe, loving spaces in which individuals may drop deeply into themselves and create their own greatest healing experiences and personal empowerment. Her sacred work is to guide people home to the sacred, in order to empower people to discover true faith and trust, interconnectedness with all things, and live from a place of awareness and unwavering personal responsibility for the energetic unfolding of their lives. FIRE ELEMENT The sacred fire that burns within is our passion, our will, our creative drive and our pure spirit. We will explore the power and potency of our inner fire, our inner spirit, in reclaiming our soul. Jess will share with you sacred journey to a deeper understanding of this element, to activate the fire within, to utilise the power of prayer and connection to the fire to call your power back, and to reclaim your Sacred Sovereignty, allowing the inner fire to burn brighter than ever.
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DR. GARY WOHLMAN
Dr Gary Wohlman, known in professional circles as Dr Gary, also known by his Sufi name Elijah, is offering an engaging creative “wind-up” session integrating our 4 days of celebrations in his performing artist role of Sharaad La Charade. Bringing together lifetimes as travelling troubadour and court jester, he will awaken sacred play, creativity and consciousness through this theatrical ritual of embodying the heroic within all of us. In this closing session, he’ll be re-weaving actual memorable moments which stood out in our four days of honouring the elements of earth, water, fire and air ~ with the involvement of those who first came up with the vision of Pachemama, as well as involving through movement and sound us fellow participants who will have co-created our amazing days of adventure together. He will complete his sharing with a “WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?” grand finale including all present in a form of improvisational theatre that will transport us all to the next place in further evolving the Pachemama concept and our shared dedication to make this world a better place, in whatever ways we are ready.
"Awake, AWAKE, for goodness sake. Open the door ~ as we remember and rejoice together ~ what we’ve come here for"
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Welcome - to all that you are! Whether you arrive at Pachmama from across the globe or from Haad Salad please feel free to use this session to fully arrive in Body, Mind, Energy, Intellect and Spirit. Open to absolute beginners or to more experienced practitioners we will ground into the space, connect intimately to our breath before exploring a connected movement sequence with the intention of readying our whole being for this incredible event. "allow your breath to become to music to which your body dances" "17 years into his yoga journey and 11 into his teaching path Jonny Rose likes to help his students feel comfortable, safe and content with their practice and has been giving classes in Haad Tien since 2014. His breath based classes are inspired by all of the incredible teachers he has been blessed to learn from over the years and are always adapted to the needs of the students that are present."
Hayley has been a resident on Koh Phangan island for almost 4 years, making this magical island her home has been a blessing and a life changing decision, deeply grateful to be able to grow, learn offer and share in this community of beautiful souls. Hayley is an Internationally Certified Yoga Teacher with over 800hrs of teaching certificates, she specialises in Yin, Yoga Therapy, Swara Yoga, Yoga Nidra and constructing conscious breathe orientated alignment flows. She is also an Advanced Certified Mat-Based Pilates Instructor, as well as a classically trained ballet dancer and intuitive body and energy-worker. Hayley was raised in Liverpool, England by her incredibly supportive parents. She left home at the age of 18 to pursue her career as a professional dancer. After a stint of musical theatre career ended she struggled to find meaning in the world and was left searching for greater things, taking up residency in New Zealand and eventually Thailand. It wasn't until a critical health scare and huge turning point in her life that she found the healing and life enhancing benefits of her Yoga practice. She is now dedicated to learning more and sharing these ancient philosophies, systems and practices that have helped her in order to be of service to others. Fully embracing her own spiritual journey while helping and guiding others onto their own unique path.
Hayley has spent the last few years guest teaching Master Classes of Yin Yoga & Chinese Medicine in New York, San Francisco, Mexico & Guatemala. Hosting retreats and workshops in Thailand, Tulum, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal. She is now also honoured to be co-teaching with Swara Yoga Academy spreading the gift of Yoga Teacher trainings worldwide.
"It is incredibly humbling to be asked to join the Pachamama Spirit Family, I will share a beautifully crafted Yin Yoga class, inviting my guides, ancestors and angels to hold space as we work energetically to balance the air element in the body, focusing on our breath, calming our nervous system and re-aligning the energy flow through tthe meridians of the lungs and large intestine- which are the organs of our bodies corresponding with this element. The theme of the class, what we will dive into is how to accept change - the sometimes challenging but beautiful truth of impermanence in this world that we live in. "The journey isn't about becoming anything, but un-becoming everything that isn't really you" Paulo Coelho.
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TOSHO (TOMER) KORON
Both men & women carry many emotional wounds and traumas from previous romantic & sexual interactions, as well as from former relationships. In this ceremony we will invite you both to remember, to feel it all, to see the other's pain while conciously re-opening our hearts for deep forgiveness and letting go of past pain. Then we'll reconnect to our fullest desires for mutual respect, honor, honesty, autentic communication, integrity, appreciation, intimacy, love etc. and will consciously choose to trust again, for the sake of healthy loving relationships to flourish.
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Draupadi is a grandmother, elder, priestess of Avalon and the ancient ways - her body of work has spanned over decades in dedication and devotion to our Beloved Pachamama, and the healing, enlightenment and lifting of humanity in this Aquarian age. She has been walking with the sacred master teacher plants for 16 years, and more recently, the medicine from the toad, who she believes is an expansion of the great Mother, who loves us, and wants us to be aligned with our Earth mission. Her main work these days has her as a soul midwife to hold the most sacred divine space for Beings to fully rebirth themselves into embodying their full divine magnificence - sacred bellydance, kundalini yoga and holding sacred ceremonies have been amongst her many passions through the years - with the intention to dissolve our collective patterns and trauma, so we can heal and stand in absolute equality, and honour, of the sacred masculine and feminine.
MIKA AND ZIV
Mika and Ziv created the Relationship MasterMind, a deep immersion into the depths of self relating - light or shadow, beautiful or ugly, wanted or unwanted - can you relate and love it all? Mika and Ziv Facilitating groups and individual coaching to increase life force, self acceptance and accountability to life - Awakening the longing, the wonderment of human creation, developing the desire to be alive fully without compromises - looking up to love as the source and annihilation of suffering. trusting her divine essence, surrendering to his will, encompassing all. Mika bears the gifts and initiations of the emotional body, guiding through complex process of emotional entanglement, resistance one can have awakening to the inherent nature of love and freedom. Mika’s body of work consists of the single pointed awareness of the present moment, the ability to see beyond the stories of the mind directing awareness to the core of pain. Ziv’s gifts are the sacred approach to the gift of life - immersed in society maintaining the state of consecration. Developing his skilfulness with consciousness, exploring and studying the technology and mystical through the ages of mankind. His unique set of skills and knowledge as a Tantra practitioner, he’s devotion, presence and heart base orientation is the culmination of many years in service. Mika & Ziv are friends for 18 years, lovers for 8 years, married for 3 years - choosing every day, bringing courage to be vulnerable and remember they are one.
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Sebastian is a student of the Body, Breath, and Movement. These studies brought him into different disciplinary practices such as martial arts, dance, bodywork, and traditional healing arts. For the past 17 years he has been immersed in the learning and practice of Traditional Thai Medicine; rooted in the Five Element Theory and Buddhist principles of mindfulness, kindness, and compassion; following the lineage of the acclaimed Master Arjhan Pichest. Sebastian is the co-founder of ThaiVedic, a holistic healing system that bridges timeless Ayurvedic principles with Thai Buddhist Medicine and Yoga Therapy. Based in Asia for over 10 years, Sebastian travels around the world sharing his practice through sessions, classes, and workshops.
Workshop: ThaiVedic brings together the world's most effective healing arts, with a special focus on Ayurvedic concepts, Thai Massage, and Yoga Therapies. We believe these practices to be key to human evolution, happiness and living spiritually purposeful lives. ThaiVedic offers a TRULY holistic and integrated system, with three clear and simple paths to restore the wisdom humanity needs.
1. Ayurvedic Concepts: A Path to Clarity and Understanding the True You Ayurveda has brilliant tools and concepts to understand our body and mind in ways other sciences are often missing. This is because Ayurvedic sciences illuminate the principles of creation, which can be used for vibrant health, accurate diagnosis, and to give true clarity to life. ThaiVedic uses the common language systems and concepts of Ayurveda to understand all healing modalities and balance our inner and outer lives.
2. Thai Massage: A Path to Reconnection with People and Sharing Healing Touch More than ever our societies seem to be losing their community roots and ability to sustain meaningful connections. Science is now confirming that loving touch is essential for our lives and promotes healing, empathy, and compassion for ourselves and others. ThaiVedic embraces the wisdom of Thai Massage as not only a powerful healing system but also a way to bring people together in a circle and share in community and connection. 3.Yoga Therapies: A Path to Meditative Movement and Finding Your Purpose in Life Yoga extends far deeper than a wonderful exercise system that can keep you healthy and happy. ThaiVedic focuses on bringing the deep inner practices of yoga and meditation to the modern world. These incredible yogic powers can rewire our brains; setting us up for lasting peace, joy and purposeful lives. In whatever way we follow Yogic practices, whether meditating for mental peace or just exercising for fitness, in time we become happier and lessen the suffering in the world around us.
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SATYAMA RATNA LASBY
Satyama has been teaching yoga for the past 18 years in the styles of hatha, vinyasa, Sivananda, yin and Tantric yoga. A certified Osho therapist, she uses her extensive experience with the body and meditation to continually enable people to heal and learn from the body’s most subtle signals. She also associates deeply with the belly (abdomen) and the empowerment of the individual to help raise consciousness in communities worldwide. She has taught over 1500 people from all over the world to be yoga teachers and about Tantra in Koh Phagnan, Thailand, Portugal and Turkey. From 2014-2019 she was the lead teacher and developer of the Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Trainings for Samma Karuna on Koh Phagnan. She now leads her own Tantric Yoga Teacher Trainings in Koh Phagnan and in Portugal as well as unique retreats that teach about massage, intimacy and communal living authentically. Satyama trains people with interest in massage therapy in a method called Chi Nei Tsang abdominal massage, a rare and deep type of massage that can assist in the detoxifying and healing process, physically and emotionally. The massage works with manipulation and circulation going to the organs in the abdomen to create new cells and release negative emotions that have been repressed. She is certified in and often combines Karsai Nei Tsang, Cranial Sacral therapy, deep tissue and Lomi Lomi massage with her treatments, and is experienced with tantric massage for the assistance of healing wounds formed through deeper relating experiences. Satyama is an Osho sanyassin for the past 12 years, a serious and consistent practitioner of meditation with the completion of 12 vipassana courses. She believes that meditation can heal the planet and is currently writing a book about Tantra and Yoga as two required but non-attached practices to achieve realization and liberation when done with meditation as the foundation. She advocates for transparency in communities and personal relationships, as well as authentic tantric practice connecting to the divine as opposed to open relationships and addictive sexual behaviours.
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Shamanic culture guide, artist, yogi, musician, indigenous charity manager… words tend to leave too much out of the whole picture. I’m honored to support the Pachamama Spirit Festival in any way I can. Come say hello.
SOPHIA LA PASTINA
Sophia La Pastina is an internationally acclaimed teacher known for her empowering and transformational approach to Tantra Yoga and Shamanism. Yoga Medicina was born from Sophia own transformation with 21 years of practice with different teachers and traditions around the world, where she brings her unique approach to Hatha Yoga combined with specific inner actions from Tantra in a journey with medicine songs A pioneering and inspiring presence, a medicine woman, passionate about healing arts, she holds degrees as a Chiropractor doctor, Ayurveda Yoga Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, AcroYoga teacher along with the self exploration of the Shamanic path & psycho active plants.
In the festival, Sophia will be offering Yoga Medicina.
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HESTER DE VRIES
As a little girl, growing up in nature, Hester remembers feeling a deep connection to the elements and spirit. She decided to leave her home country over a decade ago to pursue her soul purpose. Through many explorations she finally grew roots on hot-spring land in a beautiful valley in the jungle of Northern Thailand that she calls home for the past years.
Her strong intuition and guidance has led her to many paths of spreading LOVE. All connect to her soul purpose to empower women across cultures, reconnect with nature and facilitate healing.
As a Watsu and Chi Nei Tsang practitioner Hester first discovered her love for energy and bodywork over 10 years ago through Vipassana meditation. Her gentle and intuitive touch has an innate sensitivity which enables her to listen to the body’s imbalance and treat issues.
As a workshop facilitator she has been working with marginalized communities in Myanmar and refugees living on the Thai/Myanmar border. Co-creating with ethnic women also has led her to start an ethical fashion label offering clothing made with exceptional beautiful handwoven fabrics from Myanmar. She found such a strong inspiring connection with nature within these ethnic communities that it became her mission to awaken that connection in others by valuing the feminine qualities of collaboration, global connections and nurturing of communities and the Earth.
As she recognizes how important it is that women come together to support and uplift each other, she also frequently hosts women circles in her own home where women can connect, share and remember who they are in a home environment where nothing is expected and all is allowed.
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ASTRID VAN ZON
“Forever spiralling, rolling, flying, unfolding and interweaving Contact Improvisation Dance in my holistic yogic lifestyle. Grateful for what it is arising through this ever continuing practice of CI.
Amazed by what it shifts in all the layers of my body and daily life, and the connections it brings.
It has been a fruitful and transformative journey so far which I love to share with all my heart and dancing body!
The CI-practice being my mirror, master and best friend. Providing me an instant fluid community, trust in myself, my heart and the flow of life. I wish for every-one to experience the depths of Contact Improvisation Dance" and will do so at Pachamama Spirit festival by bringing you “DANCE your WAVE – a BLINDFOLDED CONTACT DANCE journey”
Astrid is one of the sparkles behind the ever growing CI-community on Koh Phangan, connecting the dots, facilitating classes/jams and organizing workshops and the weekly events.
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Davide is the founder of Journey to Your Hearts Facilitator Training, and the creator of Shamanic Sound Healing, Breath of love and Water Therapy Practitioner.
The intention of his work, is to help open minded, heart centered individuals to shift energy and blockages held within their bodies cellular memory in order to gain insights into themselves and experience states of deep peace and relaxation through music, meditation & breath, through these powerfully healing Divine Sound Journeys.
Following his teachings people Improve overall health, vitality & well-being; releasing tension, stress and traumas, gaining focus and clarity; awakening the bodies innate healing wisdom and gaining personal empowerment and deeply connect with the most powerful energy of unconditional love.
He offer a very deep and powerful Facilitator Training, to those that they feel the calling, to fully step in their full potential, and teach to them how to help people to fully open their hearts,
to be able to live from a centered and stable source of joy in any moment or situation in life.
Free your Heart & Free your Life
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As an outstanding athlete, he approached the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to recover the lost flexibility. A regular daily practice was enough for him to decide to undertake a journey in search of experience and knowledge in 2008. This is how he found his first and great teacher, John Scott, who taught him with dedication for a year as the practice takes so much inside as in daily life. Along the way he has found several sources of inspiration, but undoubtedly Rolf Naujokat and Matthew Vollmer have marked his path. His frequent trips to Mysore, India, in the AYRI under the tutelage of R. Sharath Jois, made him settled in Thailand in 2011, where he taught for 2 years in a renowned Wellness SPA, and where he opened Ashtanga Yoga Studio Phuket , in operation nowadays. In 2014 he returned to Santiago, Chile, and opened Ashtanga Yoga Studio. Recently in 2017, he is the director of Silverbacks BJJ Chile, a brazilian jiujitsu academy, that combines the traditional martial arts with yoga.
Akari is a dedicated Yoga Teacher, Kirtan Leader, and multi-instrumentalist known for her inspirational style of teaching and self-expression towards healing, love, and empowerment. She holds a sacred space for the integration between body+spirit, earth+sky, form+spirit. Akari’s dharma is to elevate the consciousness of humanity towards love and freedom through practice of yoga, art of music, deep feeling (bhavana) and intentions (sankalpa). She is based in Koh Phangan, Thailand and tours around Europe in summer. Akari's Ecstatic Kirtan is a magical blend of ancient Sanskrit soulful mantras + uplifting drumming beats for your heart to dance and expand effortlessly. The Space is weaved together with the depth of being-ness + Hindu mythic stories + mudra + inspirations ♥