GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
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Workshops

workshops

 
 

Workshop & Movement tent

The GrassRoots Workshop & Movement Tent is a hidden gem at the festival! It's located in the shade near the Healing Arts Area where you can participate in a wide variety of offerings in an intimate setting. Classes range from upbeat, make you sweat African dance classes to cool you down yoga, from percussion and singing workshops to Indigenous teachings. Take the time to see what the offerings are each year. Seize the opportunity to broaden your festival experience by spending time with some of the festival's amazing musicians, performers, and local community members while they share their knowledge, skills, and gifts!

 
 

2019 Workshop schedule

THURSDAY

Moon and Stars Hoop Dance We welcome beginners to learn the first steps in grooving with your hula hoop. Hoop Dance is a playful and hypnotic form of hula hooping that goes beyond typical waist movements adding a variety of tricks into a rhythmic dance with your hoop. Its stimulating yet relaxing movements are an excellent source of cardiovascular, core strengthening, and meditative fitness. Extra hoops available!

WORKSHOP TENT, 3-4PM


Opening Yoga - Grow Your Roots with Mikey and Lennessa Shantaya

Ease into GrassRoots with Open Yoga Playtime to recharge yourself and enhance your festival weekend.

HEALING ART GREEN SPACE, 4-5PM


Improvisational Beginnings with Angie Beeler

Explore the potential of your voice with guided exercises and imaginative vocalizations. Easily discover that your heart-centered voice will be heard in community - we are eager to listen.

HEALING ARTS AND WORKSHOP TENTS 4:30-6PM


Grassroots Healing Arts and Grassroots Cares Community Homecoming

Community Awareness of our Resources and how to Engage with them will be our Service.

Please join us for a casual Meet and Greet with the 2019 Healing Arts and Grassroots Cares Crew. Attune to our shared Vision and Collective Intention to be of service. Sacred Circle Gathering at 6:00 pm.

WORKSHOP TENT, 5-8PM


Hands-on Healing Arts Demonstrations

A variety of skilled and heart-centered healing arts practitioners will be available to meet you one-on-one, discuss your needs and provide supportive services.

HEALING ARTS TENT, 6-8PM


FRIDAY

Open Meditation and Movement

This self-guided time will be enhanced by the first one to arrive. Please set an intention and create an opening for others to join you.

WORKSHOP TENT, 8-8:45AM


Healing the Feminine Within… Red Tent Happenings

All weekend in the Red Tent there are opportunities for anyone identifying as female to share sacred safe space.

HEALING ARTS GREEN SPACE, Every day.


Midsummer QiGong - with Will Fudeman

Movement practices to ground us in our bodies. Meditative dance for self awareness and well-being. Enjoying ourselves as we cultivate health.

WORKSHOP TENT, 9-10AM


Yoga for Kids of all ages

This fun, playful yoga will bring joy and relaxation to everyone who attends. Grassroots Healing Arts Yoga Instructors will guide you in balancing movement and stillness with your breath and imagination.

WORKSHOP TENT, 10-10:45AM


Men’s Sharing Circle

Space for sharing and listening from the heart. All identifying as males are welcome.

Meet Christopher, Tree and Will at the Healing Arts Information Station

HEALING ARTS GREEN SPACE, 11AM-12PM


Reiki Circle Attunement and Practicum

Join Molly and the GrassRoots Healing Arts Reiki Masters for beginning Reiki attunements and guidance for self practice. The workshop is open to anyone who would like to experience themselves as a channel for Reiki healing energy. Level I and II Reiki practitioners givers and receivers are encouraged to join us.

HEALING ARTS TENT, 10AM-12PM


AcroYoga with Gina Newlin and Friends

All levels, all ages, all people are welcome to join! This workshop provides a safe environment to explore trust, connection, and playfulness. We will combine elements from yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage. Sessions may include: asana sequences, partner yoga, assisted inversions, partner acrobatics and conditioning, therapeutic flying, and Thai massage. No yoga experience required, not partner needed. All are Welcome!

WORKSHOP TENT, 11:00AM-2:00PM

       

Hands-on Healing Arts Demonstrations

A variety of skilled and heart-centered healing arts practitioners will be available to meet you one to one, discuss your needs and provide supportive services.

HEALING ARTS TENT, 12-8PM


Concentric Circles QiGong Practice with Walter Hartman

Circles are symbols of wholeness and union. Please join us to explore QiGong practice in union with each other.

HEALING ARTS GREEN SPACE, 3-4:30PM


No Limits Songwriting with Barb Carbon

Atlanta based songwriter Barb Carbon shares a dynamic set and discusses how to move freely across the broad landscape of genres, topics, and styles while maintaining authenticity. With originals ranging from folk to indie rock to punk grass, she explains how she graduated from feeling “stuck in a box” to perceiving the act of songwriting as an exciting adventure that could lead anywhere,

WORKSHOP TENT, 2:15-3:15PM


Trauma-Informed Yoga with Phyllis KuanYin Chi

Anyone interested in learning about and experiencing the benefits of trauma-informed movement practices are encouraged to join us for this empowering workshop.

WORKSHOP TENT, 3:30-4:30PM


Afrikan Drum with Nana Anim, Master Drummer & Dancer from Ghana West Africa

Learn the rhythms of Fume Fume

Originally a religious dance of the Ga Adangbe people of Ghana, Fume Fume follows a central time-line supported by a lead drum part signaling shifts in the dance, which is supported by various support drum parts.

WORKSHOP TENT, 4:45-6:15PM


Soundwaves blend with movement... transform inward with Ecstatic Dance... with Neko

Gong Bath… Introduction to Contact Improvisation with affirmative consent… Ecstatic Dance. Listen with every cell, explore embodied consciousness with safe community, dance and move with your heart content.

WORKSHOP TENT, 6:30-8:30PM


SATURDAY

Midsummer QiGong - with Will Fudeman

Movement practices to ground us in our bodies. Meditative dance for self awareness and well-being. Enjoying ourselves as we cultivate health.

WORKSHOP TENT, 9-10AM


Hands-on Healing Arts Demonstrations

A variety of skilled and heart-centered healing arts practitioners will be available to meet you one to one, discuss your needs and provide supportive services.

HEALING ARTS TENT, 10-8PM


Essential Oils Meet-up hosted by the Healing Arts Staff

What’s all the buzz about essential oils? Come share your curiosity, passion and knowledge about the therapeutic benefits of high quality essential oils and aromatherapy

HEALING ARTS TENT, 12-1PM


Dharma Yoga with Hawk

This class warms up with the mighty Siva Namaskara Vinyasa as taught by Sri Dharma Mittra and flows into the main poses followed by Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation) and Pranayama (breathing). This class will be led by Hawk of Ithaca’s Ahimsa Yoga.

WORKSHOP TENT, 10:15-11:30AM


Men’s Sharing Circle

Space for sharing and listening from the heart. All identifying as males are welcome.

Meet Christopher, Tree and Will at the Healing Arts Information Station

HEALING ARTS GREEN SPACE, 11:AM-12PM


Get Your Flow On with QiGong with Shawn Tubridy

Join Shawn Tubridy to learn seven simple moves that wake up and move your own healing energy. Where there is flow, all good things can grow!

HEALING ARTS GREEN SPACE, 11-11:30AM


The Garifuna Collective: Rhythm and Dance Workshop

This workshop will be a combination of presentation and talk about the Garifuna Culture with a chance for questions. We’ll learn about the relationship between the two Garifuna drums: the segunda and the primero, and the dancers. Members will demonstrate traditional rhythms such as paranda, wanaragua and punta that stretch back centuries, and highlight dances that continue to punctuate ceremonies to this day.

WORKSHOP TENT 12-1:15pm


Women’s Drumming and Chanting w/ Shanti Starr

Shanti Starr is a multi-percussionist & vocalist who tours internationally performing her original music. She incorporates traditional W. African & Afro-Cuban rhythms into her music and offers workshops in drumming & chants. Join in this workshop and awaken the divine feminine in the power of the drum! All brothers are welcome to come join in dance.

WORKSHOP TENT, 1:30-2:30PM


No Limits Songwriting with Barb Carbon

Atlanta based songwriter Barb Carbon shares a dynamic set and discusses how to move freely across the broad landscape of genres, topics, and styles while maintaining authenticity. With originals ranging from folk to indie rock to punk grass, she explains how she graduated from feeling “stuck in a box” to perceiving the act of songwriting as an exciting adventure that could lead anywhere

WORKSHOP TENT, 2:45-3:45PM


Afrikan Dance with Nana Anim, Master Drummer & Dancer from Ghana West Africa

Learn the rhythms of Fume Fume

Originally a religious dance of the Ga Adangbe people of Ghana, Fume Fume follows a central time-line supported by a lead drum part signaling shifts in the dance, which is supported by various support drum parts. The dancers charge into the dance ring with explosive energetic movements based on Ghanaian traditions. WORKSHOP TENT, 4-5:30PM


Kirtan with Damodar Das

Damodar Das and Friends sing traditional and nontraditional style Sanskrit chants as part of a complete bhakti (devotional) yoga experience. Damodar Das delicately balances a spiritual engagement that is deep and heart opening as well as rhythmically and harmonically fun to sing.

WORKSHOP TENT, 6:30-8:30PM

SUNDAY

Healing Arts Yoga for Kids of all ages

This fun, playful yoga will bring joy and relaxation to everyone who attends. GrassRoots Healing Arts Yoga Instructors will guide you in balancing movement and stillness with your breath and imagination.

WORKSHOP TENT, 10-11AM


Hands-on Healing Arts Demonstrations

Put the finishing touches on your festival weekend. Anchor your healing journey by connecting with one of our skilled and heart-centered healing arts practitioners. We will be available to meet you one-on-one, discuss your needs and provide supportive services.

HEALING ARTS TENT, 10AM-6PM


Men’s Sharing Circle

Space for sharing and listening from the heart. All identifying as males are welcome.

Meet Christopher, Tree and Will at the Healing Arts Information Station

WORKSHOP TENT, 11AM-12PM Greenspace


Meditation Method for Clarity and Success with Christopher Grant and Daniela Hess

Clarity, compassion, and creativity are foundational principles shared regularly at the Yoga Farm. Spend time with us to round out your weekend and prepare for the life you are choosing.

WORKSHOP TENT, 12-1PM


Healing Dance through the Chakras with Kristen Weist, RN

Movement is healing. Bring your dancing self to the Workshop tent to explore the power of your body’s energy centers.

WORKSHOP TENT 1:15-2:15PM


The Joy of Singing with Elisa S. Keeler and Kristin Sharkey

Connect more deeply with yourself and others as we sing easy-to-learn chants and soulful songs from variety of cultures.  

WORKSHOP TENT 2:30-3:30pm


Healing Arts Community Wind-down

Co-create with embodied consciousness and share with each other. Peace, Love and Gratitude!

WORKSHOP TENT 4-6PM