Kia Ora! we are happy to announce a sharing of knowledge from local carver and Stone hunter Mark McPherson of Found and Carved. Exploring life within the realms of the stone of the gods. Learn about the properties of pounamu, it's uses in ancient times and today. He is a carver of pounamu and has walked with the stone for most of his adult life. He would like to share an insight into the workings of pounamu and how it has shaped himself and the greater community we live in. Pounamu is the treasure of our nation. Come and explore the realms of Te Wai Pounamu.
Ra is a human who over the past years has made conscious decisions to bring herself closer to her own juicy soul and all that it contains. This includes going to beautiful festivals to connect with like minded people who offer all kinds of support and inspiration.
Earlier this year Ra travelled to Thailand and Australia where she was able to participate in different kinds of movement workshops, many of which held the intention of open-hearted connection with self and others. Now she combines her experiences of participation with her own intuition to hold space for people to relax into a place of calm, and then move from there in whatever way feels comfortable.
Authentic conscious movement which brings soul connection through body awareness is one of Ra's most treasured experiences, and she can't wait to share this same connection with all of you!
Another Circus Zone announcement!
Jordan has been a little flow ninja way back when he could pick up a stick. More recently he has dedicates himself to developing his wizardry in flow. Taking inspiration from martial arts, Jordan discovered staff and rope dart. His passion for movement and play bloomed into a love for all things flow and has led him to dabble with many toys. Jordan brings a playful nature, moves like water and a smile where he goes, he is super keen to share his witchy wizard skills with the romping knowledge seekers in the fray.
We are really delighted to confirm that ANANDA will be joining the Healing Hub this year offering the amazing Zenthai Shiatsu Therapy
Zenthai Shiatsu is an integration of Zen Shiatsu, Traditional Thai massage and osteopathic technique, underpinned by the five elements of Chinese medicine. Beneath the surface there is also an invitation to a brand new conversation between two bodies: the simple intention is to let go of the fixations that bind us in pain or limited movement, moving us into a new harmonious, un-fixated freedom.
Gwyn Williams, founder of Zen Thai Shiatsu says:
Zenthai becomes part of your celebratory journey, irrespective of your role as a giver or receiver of sacred offerings. The invitation from me to you is simply to absorb the three jewels of attention, intention and presence. There is no such thing as an ordinary moment when we begin this dance together
Ananda is a Zenthai Shiatsu therapist and embodies this practice in his lifestyle. Formally trained in Australia and Bali under founder Gwyn Williams, Ananda's comprehensive offerings include movement-based therapy, remedial and acupressure point work. Sessions can incorporate flying therapeutics, lifestyle support and yoga asana advice that simply allows a deeper conversation and connection for the healing process to unfold. After 15 years of practising various forms of yoga and extensive training locally and internationally.
Ananda believes that this modality is another incredible opportunity to create conscious connections by simply listening with presence to what is being communicated, allowing the fluidity and totality to unfold and then sharing from a genuine place we call heartfulness. Namaste'
Found & Carved is coming to the MIX markets! Support local carver and take home a beautiful memory. Pounamu pendants created by Mark McPherson from locally sourced pounamu.
We are so thrilled to announce the amazing RENETSU SPARKS is back at the MIX with her awesome workshop CONSENSUAL CONTACT
Renetsu invites us to get off on the right foot with an empowering yet fun exploration of boundaries, yours and others. To try out different ways of communicating, verbally and physically. Learn to be open, in a clear way, to approach those with whom you would like to connect. This will allow you to open your life and your heart to new possibilities that feed and nurture us all.
Renetsu holds us in is a space with very clear guidance. Participate in verbal and non-verbal exercises, physical consensual touch, heart expansion, music and movement. This is a clothed session and for adults only.
Renetsu is an experienced & internationally acclaimed teacher and holder of ceremony. Born in the UK, she is now based in Thailand, but is a frequent visitor to NZ and has taught at Luminate, Evolve, Convergence and more since 2010. She is delighted to return to be a part of The Mix. All her focus revolves around facilitating and encouraging others into deeper depths of consciousness and shifts in awareness that leads us to fuller expressions of our YES FOR LIFE!
We are stoked to announce that the enigmatic LAURA SONNEVELDT will not only be performing but also facilitating her MUSIC PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP for YOUTH.
Laura is a Guitar Institute of Technology platinum graduate and an accomplished performer with 20 years experience in the music industry.
In this workshop you will learn about microphone techniques and why this is important. You will also learn ways to have a good stage presence and how to keep your audience engaged throughout your performance. Lots and lots of performance tips for bands as well, and how to conduct yourself professionally on and off stage. This workshop is full of valuable information especially for youth who want to speak in public, perform different arts or make music their profession.
Budding muso’s this is one NOT TO MISS!!
How exciting to be able to announce that the fabulous LYNDSAY JONES will be with at the MIX performing with fellow dancers, selling her luscious jewellery and clothing and teaching us ISHTARA TRIBAL BELLYDANCE.
We are really happy to announce we have MARCO BONAZZOLI offering 2 workshops at this year's MIX.
AURORA – CREATION CONNECTION & LIBERTY
DANCE CONTACT IMPROVISATION
Marco is an Italian-Brazilian traveller, yogi, cyclist and rainbow warrior. He has co-produced events and festivals with the Canil_Espaços_Fluxus (SP, Brazil) and was the brains behind the Redes Arlecchina Project. He is a creator of installations and decorations in spaces and a theatre group member. He studies circular music, percussion, contact improvisation and analytical psychology. In his workshops he seeks to make a mix, integrating artistic practices, valuing fluidity, improvisation and group connection.
Aurora - Creation, Connection and Liberty
An experience to stimulate spontaneous creation with the collective, making art with the body sound. Working all 5 senses, especially subtle listening and being visually attentive. The intention is to guide a partially directed experience to stimulate creativity with our main form of expression - the body – overcoming all that we fear and finding freedom. Find free individual expression and then seek to connect with the collective in pursuit of a harmony. Free and improvised co-creation in connection.
Dance Contact improvisation
Contact improvisation is a contemporary dance that seeks to work the relationship with the earth (gravity) and with one another, through a free, fluid and improvised dance.
It explores balance and imbalance in connection with the body and using the weight of another, a fusion without a leader but a co-creation. Respect, keen listening, sensitivity, active meditation, are skills worked on The workshop will be conducted in a fluid and not a very technical way, with the intention of understanding the dance's essence.