Workshops will be added as they are confirmed

LIVE ELECTRONIC MUSIC WITHOUT A LAPTOP
 

This hands on demonstration of the Texture & Light live rig will give you the basic idea of how Trevor uses sequencers, samplers, synthesizers, and drum machines in his live show, as well as touching on the idea of "creative limitation". Whether you're looking to ditch the laptop completely, or just want to find some fun gear to supplement it with, come over and say hello. All are welcome, this is not just for audio nerds! 

LEARN TO LOVE YOUR VOICE!

Join Felicia Harding of SingIT Studio and the Belle Miners for an interactive vocal workshop.  

The workshop will cover the following:

  • Vocal warm ups

  • Protecting and developing your voice

  • Introduction to singing in harmony

  • Vocal cord anatomy

  • Tips and tricks from 3 seasoned touring musicians.  

ARTISTS TALK MENTAL HEALTH
 

Mental Health is a topic we could all use a little more open conversation about in our lives. Join artists Beastie and Nasti Weather in a round table discussion about what this topic means to you.  

SOUND BATH MEDITATIONS WITH JACOB SCHAFFER 

Experience and receive the meditative and healing powers of sound. Promoting rest and relaxation, this unique ‘Sound Bath Meditation’ restores energetic balance to mind, body and spirit. Jacob Schaffer combines his mixed backgrounds as a musician, certified reiki master and yoga instructor to guide this restorative meditation through musical improvisation. Using his voice, various instruments and recording live loops, amplified healing sounds fill the room. During the Sound Bath Meditation, participants lay down restoratively to receive. 

MORNING VINYASA FLOW

Join Denise Malone as she guides you through your Saturday morning salutations. Leading you into a powerful flow that will awaken the core and inspire movement to the body. Ending into deeper stretches ending with guided rest. All levels are welcome, newcomers are encouraged.

INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV WITH LUCK VILLAGE ENTERPRISES (Cumberland, BC)


Learn the foundations of improv in this 1.5 hour workshop with Robin Konstabaris. Through fun excercises and games, participants will explore basic concepts like storytelling, listening, and agreement.  Space is limited to 16 participants. 

SPIRIT STICKS with PALOMA RENAUD

Unleash your inner child by getting creative and connecting to little gifts from nature. A special stick, a feather and some shells can come together to create magic. To make your Spirit Stick even more magical, hold an intention while you make it to infuse some personal power into your finished piece!

 

The basic supplies will be provided by donation, but feel free to bring your own special stick, a favorite crystal or favorite shell to adorn to your Spirit Stick!! 

 

Suggested donation: $5-10

This workshop is for all ages, Children under the age if 10 MUST be accompanied by an adult!

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BLUEGRASS JAM with JENNY LESTER

Bring instruments, voices and bluegrass songs you know.  Jenny Lester will host the jam with a blend of jamming in slow-pitch style to lettin'-er-rip bluegrass style.

GUITAR SKILLS FOR SONGWRITERS with MICHAEL AVERILL


Tired of strumming the same 3-4 chords with a capo with every song?  Join Michael Averill for an exploration of new chords, alternate tunings, the use of slides, and finger style techniques in order to give new depth and texture to your playing.

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EFT TAPPING CIRCLE FOR ACCESSING YOUR CREATIVITY with ALICE GRANCE

Ever have those moments, or months when your creativity just doesn’t seem to flow?

Learn how to help locate and dissolve whatever emotional blocks are getting in your way of reigniting your artistic or musical muse with Alice Grange, The EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Tapping Detective. 

WOODSTOVE FESTIVAL MORNING YOGA with TAYLOR CASCANETTE 

Come wake up your body, settle your mind and find your breath in this calm morning class. 

We will open and energize the body through a sequence of gentle movements, providing a full body release and ending with sweet relaxation.

BONUS! There will be some yummy acoustic guitar playing right alongside our practice by Annie Becker. Let’s start the day off right!

HOW I HATE EVERYTHING but PRETEND OTHERWISE with BEGINNING CLOWN TECHNIQUES

Quick workshop to give some tips and tricks to create a authentic and sincere clown character based on your own personality with members of Collectif Feux Follets.  A fun and creative way to explore the clowning universe and use it in your every day life !

PERSONALITY QUIRK OR MENTAL DISORDER?  HOW TO TELL, and WHAT TO DO

Have you ever wondered if your restlessness was actually ADHD? Or perhaps you find yourself doubting your friend's new OCD diagnosis: "she's always just being really picky, what's the big deal?" How do doctors decide that someone's unique personality quirk is actually the result of a serious mental disorder? And - perhaps even more importantly - what are the steps to take if you suspect there may be a problem? Come and listen, share, and hopefully learn some new ideas and strategies in this workshop led by long-time Cumby teacher and clinical counsellor Ellen Strong Klassen.

BHANGRA DANCE WORKSHOP with HEATHER HILBERRY

Bhangra refers to several forms of folk dance and music that originate in the Punjab region of India. This will be a fun workshop that will raise your spirits and  heartbeat.  Bhangra is all about having a good time and showing it.  Heather Hilberry will be teaching some basic steps and putting them together in a choreography that will be easy to follow.  Dancers will be able to perform their new skills at the Dance Showcase following this workshop.  

HOLISTIC PEER COUNSELING AND DIY SUPPORT with SERENA OLIVEIRA

A DIY peer-to-peer approach to counseling, this will be an intro to learn both counseling and client skills and we will practice both roles. The basis is that we decide to utilize our triggers as catalysts for healing or not. Holistic Peer Counseling breaks the dynamic of “I am healer” and “you heal me”. It recognizes that we all have the ability to give and receive loving attention that provides an opportunity for healing.

Serena is a doula, advocate and educator for the full spectrum of choice and womb care. She lives in Cumberland BC, where she teaches at an outdoor preschool, and shares her skills and knowledge via her health collective Birthing Freedom, on traditional Pentlach and K’omoks territories. Her passion is in nurturing healing, trust and love as a part of the process of reclaiming and knowing ourselves, while on our life cycle adventures in their various phases.

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