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Galaxy Class is an astronomy presentation about the wonders of the solar system, the Milky Way galaxy, and our galactic environment. Attendees will be taken on an instructional & entertaining tour of the cosmos, featuring amazing space images and videos, plus a 3D galactic mapping program called Multiverse. Come learn your galactic street address and meet the neighbours as we explore the largest structures known to humanity. Galaxy Class is guaranteed to shift your perspective.

Matt Mazur (VJ Elfmaster) is a multimedia artist, programmer, and space enthusiast living in Vancouver, Canada. He has been a VJ for over 10 years, performing at venues and festivals across Canada. His space-themed visuals are a colourful fusion of galactic vistas, kaleidoscopic landscapes, alien downloads, planetary Buddhas, sacred geometry… and monkeys. Matt also teaches a space workshop called Galaxy Class that gives people an educational tour of our galactic neighbourhood, featuring his Multiverse 3D extragalactic mapping program.

 

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with Patrick Kooyman
Join us as we walk the Inshala festival grounds discovering local wild plants, and learning how they can provide us with food and medicine. Transform your connection with the land we gather on, by understanding the relationships between people and the many useful and beautiful plants growing in the Oldman river valley. We will discuss traditional plant use, ethical harvesting practices, and gain awareness of the roles plants play in the ecosystem, and in our bodies. Of course, this herb walk will include the opportunity to touch, smell and nibble on some tasty offerings from nature!

Patrick Kooyman is an herbalist, ethnobotanist and wildcrafter. He has studied botany and traditional plant use at the University of Calgary, and herbal medicine at Wild Rose College of Natural Healing. He has spent many years in the wild lands of western Canada, observing plant communities and harvesting plants and fungi for food, and for use in herbal medicines. He is the owner of Blue Lotus Ethnobotanicals, a small family run business providing handcrafted herbal medicines and non-timber forest products. He lives rurally near Nelson, British Columbia with his partner Amelia and their son Jasper.

 

Inner Journeys Ecstatic Dance


A Tradition here at #inshalafestival Kylee Dawn has been offering Inner Journeys Dance ceremonies since our first Inshala. This year she collaborates with Illementree for an incredible deep dive into the Dance. Join us for Inner Journeys Ecstatic Dance on Saturday at 12:30pm at Inshala.

Herbal Medicine - A deep calling of the Earth

There is an intelligent force that is infused into and animates all life that strives towards balance, healing and evolution. It is through understanding the elements and energetics of people and plants that we can observe and work with this force to assist in our personal and collective healing and evolution. Join us to learn the ways in which we can attune our hearts to the intelligence and wisdom of nature and to learn directly from the plants.


Travis is a Medical Herbalist, Wildcrafter, Medicine Maker and Educator living and practicing in Nelson, BC. He strives to unite the knowledge and wisdom of both the contemporary scientific approach of Medical Herbalism and the art of Traditional Western Herbalism to provide holistic herbal healthcare that honors the body, mind and spirit of each individual.

 

TRANSFORM
There are tangible changes taking place in our world awakening a powerful transformation on all levels. We will take a look at the factors that have led us to this fundamental point in time, not only as a society but as individuals. We will explore how our perspectives are the driving force of this transformation, as well as the indicators to what lies ahead.  For those of you who know you are part of this transformation, we will explore what is being asked of us at this critical time and what roles we play.  

CORINNE CORNISH

As an Energy Practitioner, Corinne’s passion is the expansion and evolution of consciousness, not only within herself but collectively. In her private practice, groups and workshops, Corinne guides people inward to deepen in personal awareness and self-realization.  Corinne is formally trained as a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, Reconnective Healing Practitioner, Conscious Connected Breathwork Facilitator and has a Bachelor of Education.  Her private practice is The Inner Realms - www.thennerrealms.com

 

 

Introduction to Virtual, Augmented, Mixed Realities

What is virtual reality? What is augmented reality? What is mixed reality? Do we have the technology now to create worlds of science fiction in everyday life? The simple answer is yes, yes we do. From immersive computer generated worlds to holograms persisting in homes, the technology is new, budding, and gaining traction in the global society. In this workshop, you'll be introduced to the spectrum of digital realities and whats happening around the world and possibly in your back yard.

Nakisa Donnelly is an XR Developer with a background in Electrical Engineering and Physics. She's hosted workshops in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Toronto all about learning how to make Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality applications. 

 

 

 

Beginner Hoop Tech: Iso-lutions
In this class we will explore illusive off-body hula hoop techniques based off the foundational isolation. Beginners welcome and modifications can be made for intermediate levels. Hoops available for use if you do not have your own.

Ainsley Josephine aka. Oraura Fluxx found her love for hula hooping 7 years ago. Within hours of learning, she knew it was for life. Movement and dance as a form of creative expression is such powerful medicine. Through the sacred circle she realized that the possibilities in life are infinite, and anything is achievable with strong determination. Entering flow-state through flow arts changed her life in many ways, and the impact is just too significant to keep to herself. She continues to pursue her passion through guiding others on their flow journey, and sharing stories through symbolic performance art.


Kid’s build & decorate hulahoop
Come decorate and finish assembling a kid size polypro (professional quality) hulahoop. If time afterwards learn a few new tricks!
Melissa Alexander is a school bus driving mom of 2 genetic reproductions, who likes to camp, bike and collect random arts and crafts to fuel her hobbies, her favorite one being hooping!
Decorate and build your own kid size hulahoop.


Get ready for a high energy, fun filled acoustic song and dance session for kids and parents!

Mikey G will have his guitar in hand for some fun and ridiculous song and dance. LOTS of high energy movement with the kids including—but not limited to—jumping, dancing, spinning, running, clapping, limb flailing and more!

Mikey G (Mike Goossen) has been teaching music and performing for kids since 2015. He teaches and performs regularly in several day cares and preschools across Calgary and Airdrie. His high energy, class dynamic, integration of guitar in music sessions, and abundance of fun songs make his method to music unique. When Mikey G is playing, kids are guaranteed to be yelling, jumping, dancing and always begging for just one more song.

Catch Mikey G at the main stage Sunday morning from 10-11am for this amazing Kids Concert!!!

 

 

Alara will guide you to jump through the portal gate of your own Sacred Heart to gather the treasures awaiting you… in other dimensions, at the heart of Mother Earth, and in your own Sacred Heart Chamber.  Bring back the gifts of wisdom available to help you live into your most fulfilling, impactful and desired life. Let the heart beat of the Community Two Spirit Drum, Soletê ~ Golden 1, and the divinely guided activations of Alara’s intuitive toning, Light Language transmissions, spoken word, and energy alchemy work, transport you to the realm of new possibilities.  This Journey is suitable for children, and adults, who can hold sacred space and sacred silence, and follow instructions.

Alara Payten is an Evolutionary Medicine Woman who is passionate about creating sacred space for compassionate transformation and awakening for spiritually evolving women and men. She delights in assisting others to make peace with their past and transform their limiting beliefs so they can remember their authentic S.E.L.F., liberate their life, and live into their joy. Alara's quest of exploring the sacred was borne of her deep yearning for freedom from the sense of struggle and suffering. Her life-path as a mystic has led her to actively pursue and allow an ever-deepening relationship with Spirit. Using the Healing Arts, Ceremonial Arts, and Creative Arts, Alara guides life explorers to return to the heart of Sacred Love - Wisdom. Her 24 years of practice as a Physical Therapist supports her expertise as a Sacred Inner Journey Guide, Energy Alchemist, Light Language Transmitter, Ceremonialist, Community Drum Keeper and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

Alara invites you to join her on her mission of raising the vibration and consciousness of humanity, one Sacred Heart at a time.

MANDALA MAKING WORKSHOP
WILD ELF DESIGNS
Artist and Creator of Wild Elf Designs, Brooke Warrington has been creating mandala art specifically for over four years now, and has been doing art since she could hold a pencil on her own. Through her experience and knowledge of sacred geometry, psychedelic medicine and personal journeying she has found her own unique style of art and expression. Not only does Brooke create sacred mandala artwork but a multitude of other styles such as realism, painting, clay work, charcoal and many more! With years of art experience and schooling, Brooke is eager to share her art stories, inspiration and knowledge on creating her art.

 

CAPOEIRA (Ca-poh-eh-ra) is a form of martial art that combines self-defense with music and acrobatics. It was developed in Brazil over a period of about 400 years with its roots stretching all the way back to Africa. At first glance, Capoeira looks like a choreographed dance between two people because it is played to music and the game is a seamless combination of circular movements. To those who train, Capoeira is a game of questions and answers, call and response. It is a dialogue between two players where movements such as kicks, esquivas, and floreios, represent the words of the language. The challenge lies not only in the ability to form fluid sentences with these movements, but to form them in such a way that they respond to the “sentences” being formed by your opponent. Workshop description: In this workshop I will teach you some capoeira songs to which we will sing together, creating the space for the magic to happen. We will also go through a brief warm up and mobility practice and dabble in some acrobatics. After that I will teach you a sequence of capoeira movements so you can have your own small, flowing, capoeira game in the roda (wheel). Let's play! Vamos Jogar! Bio: My journey in physical expression began when I was a kid swinging on monkey bars for hours on end. Fast forward many years and my passion for movement would lead me to study breakdancing, gymnastics, yoga, hand-balancing, and my greatest love....Capoeria. For the best 15 years I have dedicated much of my life to studying and learning this mysterious Art form. My journey has taken me to Brazil and around the world to study, learn, play, and share in this amazing piece of Afro-Brazilian culture.


Bright and Beaming Music programs include: -Singalongs on guitar, ukulele and drums . -Recorded world music and classical music activities -Creative movement with scarves and ribbons and more -Drum circle activities using a huge variety of authentic hand drums, djembe and bucket drums. -Activities with parachutes, balls, bean bags, hoops, and bubbles.

Bright & Beaming offers parented and unparented music, drumming and movement classes for all ages in schools, early childhood programs and recreation centres. With a level 3 in Early Childhood Ed and Teacher Training for the highly acclaimed Kids Music Round; Crystal Blanchard is well versed in Child Development and Music Development Theory. Her training in Cosmic Kids Yoga and Holistic Health influences her programs making them invaluable to both child and adult. These active and engaging classes build rhythm and tonal competency while promoting physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. I can't wait to sing , dance , learn and play with you .


FAMILY YOGA

with Shell Lesiw (Calgary AB)

Enter a state of relaxation and connection in this family yoga event suitable for all ages

 

 


NUMBER 6 AN INTUITION WORKSHOP

Be a master of intuition in this 1 hour class! This beginners class is for all ages for the curious and for the open-minded Moving into the space of intuition might seem a struggle for some, but after this workshop you will be well on your way to surrendering to the energy of intuition. It is meant to provide anyone with a basic understanding of how to use hidden psychic abilities and turn those into something tangible. We will explore different tools specifically designed to help everyone (anyone) deepen their internal connection. After this workshop, you will have the tools to be more aware of those enlightening moments of intuition. What to bring: Wear something comfortable - we will be active at times. Bring something comfortable to sit on - we will be inactive on the ground at times. This course is neutral in its approach. People of all faiths and walks of life are welcomed.

Roger Metz

 

 Guided Sacred Labyrinth Walk

Alara Payten will intuitively guide you on this group labyrinth walk with the vibrational frequencies of her voice, drums, chimes, rattle, etc..  This spirit lead event is for those who can follow instructions, maintain noble silence, and honor the sacred space created for the transformative experience of self and others.  

 Alara Payten is an Evolutionary Medicine Woman who is passionate about creating sacred space for compassionate transformation and awakening for spiritually evolving women and men. She delights in assisting others to make peace with their past and transform their limiting beliefs so they can remember their authentic S.E.L.F., liberate their life, and live into their joy. Alara's quest of exploring the sacred was borne of her deep yearning for freedom from the sense of struggle and suffering. Her life-path as a mystic has led her to actively pursue and allow an ever-deepening relationship with Spirit. Using the Healing Arts, Ceremonial Arts, and Creative Arts, Alara guides life explorers to return to the heart of Sacred Love - Wisdom. Her 24 years of practice as a Physical Therapist supports her expertise as a Sacred Inner Journey Guide, Energy Alchemist, Light Language Transmitter, Ceremonialist, Community Drum Keeper and Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

Alara invites you to join her on her mission of raising the vibration and consciousness of humanity, one Sacred Heart at a time.

 

Join Lise Schulze, 1dBlack Belt Nia Facilitator and exuberant Lover of Life as she takes you on a journey into the consciousness that lives within your body.  Thru Dance, and the other healing arts of Nia, Lise will support you in diving deeper into the wisdom that lives within your cells.   Sensuous, potent and enlivening this one hour movement and stillness adventure may leave you with a deeper awareness of your own divine sensuous nature.

Lise has been facilitating movement for 18 years.  The past 12 have been dedicated to the powerful healing and awakening practice of Nia. Check out www.nianow.com should your curiosity be piqued.

 

 EnJOY learning simple tools & practices that anyone can benefit from using in daily life, right away.

KaiLani is a 3rd generation multi-dimensional healing helper & dedicated Mom Of three, who has devoted her life to empowering humanity to access their optimum physical, mental, emotional & spiritual well-being, for their ultimate fulfillment in Life. Having personally overcome multiple chronic diagnosis’ & challenges in her early adult life, she skillfully combines 17 holistic health modalities & lifetimes of wisdom, passionately guiding people from all walks of life, to access & maintain their own innate holistic healing & well-BEing. Her mission is to facilitate the most effective, efficient way for all walks of life to thrive, while nurturing & supporting root cause healing, holistic alignment, transformation & balance, without relying on anything outside of one’s self.

Each personalized one with one session, is a transformative healing experience, where she identifies & corrects any misalignments or imbalances in the physical & energetic body, while teaching clients to create lasting results, all the way to the DNA level, through ancestral lines, all time, space & dimensions.

You are skillfully guided to create new Neuro-pathways, transform outworn beliefs, stagnant energy, & karmic soul patterns, & implement embodiment practices in ways that allow you to access a higher level of your purest potential & success, allowing you to thrive, in all areas of Life. KaiLani is also the Co-creator of Empowered Earth Wellness Solutions’ Portable Body Alignment Kit, which allows people to maintain their body’s optimal structural alignment & system function, so they may easily access their innate healing, wherever their journey may take them. Empowered Earth Wellness Solutions has teamed up with Clearly Conscious’ Quantum Accelerations Service, to provide personalized energetic air support to accelerate the evolution of individuals, situations & spaces. KaiLani lives a thriving, balanced life of service, in Medicine Hat, AB with her young people Nevaeh Sage, Elizavida Rain & Talon, & is ecstatic to connect & share with the Inshala family.

 

MAGICAL NATURE JEWELRY MAKING FOR KIDS

You will be using pre-scavenged natural materials like sticks, pinecones, berries,bark, as well as wooden beads to make your own magical nature jewelry. This workshop is for all ages, children under 6 year old must have an Adult helper with them.
Raven is a Magical Fairy who has a background in early childhood education and a passion for fostering a love of nature in Children.

 

Awakening the Senses: Getting Back to Nature Through Art
Your senses are the windows through which you participate in the ongoing (lov)evolution of life, both as an observer and as a creator of this epic adventure. How often do we give ourselves time to listen and playfully interact with the wilds of nature through each of our senses? What would we uncover if we not only stopped to smell the flowers, but took a time-out to co-create with them? Join Skye on a dive into the sensuous journey of getting back to nature through the artistic process known as earth art. Combining artist, medium, and muse into one, earth art is expressed by arranging pieces of nature (leaves, sticks, rocks, etc) into patterns and designs to delight the senses. It’s fun, free, and you can do it anywhere after you receive this seed of inspiration. Let’s get creative, empowered, and most importantly, dirty!

 

YOGA ON THE RECORD

Life is cyclical! The analogue spin of classic rock, reggae and soul records will invoke memories and cultivate a yoga experience like no other. 

YANG ENERGY
Darkside of the Yin...a Yang Dragon Dance Experience. Have no fear, dance skills and coordination is not required. This sequence of movement is inspired by yoga and tai chi. It will stir up energy, remove blockages and set the stage for an introspective class.

YIN BODY
vYINyl Yoga for the Soul. Work out the issues in your tissues with Yin and Fascia Yoga. This slow-paced practice aims to enhance your awareness of the connective tissues.
Suitable for all yogis.  Wear comfortable clothing.

TANTRIC CACAO CEREMONY
Join us for this beautiful heart-opening ritual, offering you enhanced access to your energetic body and with it new dimensions of sensation, beauty, wonder, and love. You will be given a ceremonial dose of raw organic cacao in warm liquid form. We will drink it together at the beginning of the class, during a short ceremony.  Afterwards, you will be guided through a series of non-sexual Tantric practices: including voice, meditation, sound, touch, and breath - these may be done solo, in dyads, or in a group. Each exercise is designed to open your heart, and to raise the vibrational frequency within every cell of your body. During this hour, you will be offered an opportunity to gain a deeper appreciation, love, and understanding of yourself, and of others.

Angela Bladon is an Empowerment Practitioner: A Life & Relationship Coach, Community Builder, Tantra Facilitator and mom of 3 children from Calgary, Alberta. She offers guidance and support to people who want to live fully and love deeply from an empowered place of pleasure and ease. Angela is known for building conscious loving communities, and has spent the last 5 years inspiring and empowering people by teaching skills, tools, and insights that make room for healing, connection, and growth. She does this in her everyday life, through the transformative experiential group workshops and events she facilitates, and in the one-on-one sessions she offers to individuals and couples.
yoga class would be a 45min or 60min flow into yin class. Get our bodies moving in the am after dancing and some yin to reconnect inward.