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Symbiosis 10 year RE:UNION Re:View
In a saturated festival market, where lineups and themes start to blur into eachother, you have to pick wisely. This year’s 10 year Re:Union of Symbiosis was my big pick of the summer, and I was not disappointed. I had not attended a Symbiosis event since the legendary 2009 Symbiosis in Yosemite, and I couldn’t wait to Re:Unite with this magical family. The Symbiosis production crew always delivers with a style and class that is hard to match. I know this because I have had the pleasure of attending 4 Symbiosis festivals, first in 2006 and 2007 in Angels Camp,...
Symbiosis Gathering: Not your Average Transformative Fest
Festival line-ups don’t stand out to me like they did when I was 21; they don’t recruit me the way Rothbury ‘09 demanded my presence.  Now 27- and reporting on fest culture for a 6th year- I wonder if I’m just changing or if, in fact, festival line-ups are overlapping and too commonly duplicating productions with limited diversity. In a time when the latter seems more true, Symbiosis Gathering calls me to participate in what appears to be shaping into the transformational gathering of the year, Symbiosis Gathering’s 10 Year Re:Union. I first encountered Symbiosis Events in West Virginia, at...
A tribute to Ecstatic Dance Oakland: Celebrating 7 years !
As I moved my hand with his, I was in a complete state of flow, ever present and connected to the music. Then, suddenly, he lifted me up and I was free-falling over his shoulder, but somehow I landed gently back on the wooden floor and was able to continue moving freely to the sound of the music playing. I looked around at hundreds of beautiful faces dancing without hindrance, while allowing the music to take them through a movement journey of pure bliss.  We were in the middle of Historic Sweet’s Ballroom in Oakland during a weekly Ecstatic Dance,...
Living Lucidity: 6 Ways to Integrate Lucidity Festival into Your Every Day
You danced, you connected, you blossomed. Lucidity 2015 was packed with love, intention, education, nature, and so many beautiful souls that were ready to connect the dots! By now, most of us are back to the ‘Real World’ yet still dreaming of our days at Lucidity. But wait, it’s not over! You can keep this magic flowing, you can keep connecting with spirit, you can certainly keep dancing! And we’ve outlined a little how-to guide for you here! Please enjoy our list of the top six ways to bring Lucidity festival into your everyday. And, for those of you who weren’t at Lucidity,...
Festifull of Love: Lightning in a Bottle gives the biggest bang for a fest-goers buck!
Let’s face it. Going to festivals ain’t cheap. Maybe the ticket price is reasonable, but perhaps you have to fly, or drive states away to get there. You might want to bring provisions, or you might have to pay for food at the venue. You may be investing in a couple new heady organic cotton one-pieces or rave hoods to complete your outfit, and let’s not even mention all the amazingly awesome shiny handmade things that are going to be tempting you to pull out your wallet or dig into your neon fanny pack at the festival itself. So if...
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