Anahata offers a wide scope of activities to partake in: there are workshops, live music performances, dancing under the starts, refreshing in the creek, hiking through natural trails… the details of the 2021 workshops and lineup are still in the making, but here are some past year’s activities:
This year Anahtata is on a private land with many hectares of wild forest, deep pond for swimming, lots of space for dancing and games, lots of shade for yoga and workshops and a stage for DJs and performers.
We count that this year everyone participates in these outdoor activities safely and responsibly, respecting the social distancing rules.
Opening Om Circle and Mantras Discussion
Opening Anahata Festival after lunch on Saturday will be an OM circle at 1PM, followed by a group discussion led by Alisa Teva about Mantras, their purpose and application. It will be a discourse on myths and misuses of mantras, proper usage, and how they work on the physical and spiritual levels. We won’t be dwelling on the theoretical side but rather simple to understand concepts that can help you expand your conscious awareness and help your spiritual progress.
Alisa Teva is a world traveller and spiritual seeker, with various studies with renowned teachers in the esoteric field for over 10 years. She organized events and workshops for popular speakers while following private spiritual practice.
Energetic Hygiene with Liubov Malkova
“In the middle ages, people were afraid to shower. Nowadays, it is considered strange. The people of tomorrow will talk of us, as those that ignored the energetic hygiene. In the future, it will be taken for granted, just as brushing teeth.” ~Idris Lahor.
Ancient Chinese spoke of “life points”, stimulating which a person gains harmony and strength.
Ancient Rishis spoke of chakras, that allowed to collect energy.
Ancient Dervishes spoke of silssilas and channels, through which the life force flows.
Contemporary scientists use a different language: neuro-cerebral correction, lymphatic liquid and flow, feeling good, living long. Yet the essence is the same: good health depends on good circulation of energy in the body.
At our workshop, we will:
- learn a series of exercises, that will clear our energetic system and make the energy flow through the chakras and channels.
- talk about the pressure points, responsible for the health of our various systems of the body
- learn how to quickly deal with stress and exhaustion
- find points that are responsible for concentration and clearing the mind.
Kundalini Yoga with Elena Klymenko
Anahata Kundalini Yoga with crystal Bowls sound bath – practice that focuses on opening the heart center and aligning with your true path. We will start with realigning chakra warm up, followed by Hatha flow to get your entire body and mind rejuvenated and balanced, followed by special Kundalini yoga kriya for the open heart shining with love and kindness.
Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness. It is a dynamic, powerful tool that is designed to be an experience for both body and soul.
In Kundalini Yoga we harness the mental, physical, and nervous energies of the body and put them under the domain of the will, which is the instrument of the soul. This technology precisely and consciously combines breath, mudra, eye-focus, mantra, body locks, and postures to balance the glandular system, strengthen the nervous system, expand lung capacity, and purify the blood. It brings balance to the body, mind, and soul.
Your experience will be enhanced with the meditative sound of seven crystal bowls corresponding to each chakra which helps with their alignment and balance.
Rise and shine with a fun playful practice that will challenge your body and focus, will bring your practice to a more advanced physical level by gracefully progressing through some warm and preparatory combinations into advanced asanas. all levels are welcome, but you have to listen to your body=)
We are magnificent beings, and our bodies have much wisdom. This workshop offers a guided journey to reconnect with your body in nourishing ways, let go of stress and discover the beauty and radiance of your being. With mindfulness practices and freestyle conscious movement/dance, we tap into our embodied being’s innate capacity for healing and flourishing. This workshop can also help you find more ease and comfort in freestyle movement for the evening’s dance events. For beginner and experienced movers alike. Bring a yoga mat or a blanket.
Intro to Face Yoga: Tension Release Workshop
Just like the muscles in the body carry tension, our facial muscles also carry tension!
We FEEL tension when we have headaches, chronic migraines, tired eyes ,TMJ issues, pain/ clenching or clicking in any part of the jaw area.
We SEE tension on the face in forehead wrinkles, 11 lines (the lines between the eyebrows from furrowing), deep smile lines, and the corners of the lips turning down into a frown.
If you’re suffering from headaches/migraines, TMJ issues, jaw tension, OR, you’re noticing any of the symptoms above- this is the workshop for you!
Elemental Rhythm Breakthrough Experience
Elemental Rhythm Breathwork Experience is a process that combines various elements to guide the participant to a deeper state of self-awareness.
Many people who experience ERBE say it is one of the most impactful or transformational experiences of their lives. It is very safe (science has proven this time and time again) however it is not to be taken lightly! It’s best done on an empty stomach and in a comfortable position lying down so make sure to bring a yoga mat. Some extra things that can add to the experience are a small pillow, light blanket, journal, and eye mask, however, all you really need is yourself and an open mind.
The Experience starts with some simple movement and shaking, followed by rounds of Elemental Rhythm breathing, guided meditation, and a sharing circle (sharing always optional), we have refined this process over the last few years to quickly and effectively bring people into a state of profound bliss, enhanced mood, mental clarity, reduced stress and much more.
Please bring an eye mask.
Visit www.elementalrhythm.com for more details and to view contraindications.
Lunar Woman Belly DanceThis workshop is created to guide you into your feminine flow through sensual bellydance warmup and will be followed by a presentation on hormonal balancing through understanding how to support your hormones naturally in different phases of your monthly cycle. When our hormones are supported through nutrition, exercises and other behavioral changes – we don’t need to experience any uncomfortable symptoms of PMS and period and we can optimize our health, vitality, increase feminine glow and youthfulness, feel and look radiant, vibrant and joyful. For that we need to know how to get back to our feminine side where this magic can start happening.
A large sound circle has become a staple of Anahata. We activate our shamanic wisdom through offering a gift of improvised soundmaking to each other, setting off into a journey into our hearts and dreams. Explore your voice, practice deep listening and mindful sounding that open the heart and invite harmony.
Vegetarian meals will be cooked twice a day, for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast will include tea, granola, bread and spreads. Dinners will be artfully prepared by our chefs and you can expect a tasty vegetarian meal that will give you energy to dance the night away. Don’t forget to bring your own snacks to treat the friends and to munch on during the day, if needed.
- 6pm – Gates open
- 8pm – Dinner
- Acoustic night around the fire
- 10am – Morning Meditation and Animal Yohaha flow
- 12pm – Brunch
- 1pm – OM circle and mantras workshop
- 2:30pm – Energetic Hygiene
- 4:00pm – Kundalini Yoga
- 6:00pm – Sound Bath
- 7:30pm – Dinner
- 10:00am – Morning Meditation
- 10:30am – Elemental Rhythm Breathwork experience
- 12pm – Brunch
- 1pm – Contact Improv Dance
- 2:30pm – Face Yoga
- 3pm – Lunar Woman Belly Dancing
- 5pm – Shamanic Sound Circle
- 7pm – Dinner
- 10am – Morning Meditation
- 11am – Brunch
- 12pm – Closing Circle
- 1pm – Group effort: Packing-up, cleaning-up the traces
- Everyone leaves by 4pm
We are blessed to bring a host of talented DJs to Anahata who meticulously select the most heart-opening tunes to keep you dancing into the night, under the stars, or even under the rain!
The music will play on Saturday into the night and on Sunday light and uplifting melodies will greet the afternoon.
Look for an updated DJ lineup in the Anahata Sounds section closer to the event.
- Frank the German
- Geo Ivansky
- Mac Mc G
- Jeremy C