OM Fest is excited to put forth a different format then most festivals with regards to their presentations. Sustainability, Modality and Healthy Living Presenters will have a spot on the main stage to share their knowledge with everyone in attendance between musical acts. Select workshops will also be facilitated from the stages as well as in designated areas.
Intro to CranioSacral therapy
Tidal Elements owner/operator Katherine Reiber introduces Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy: The body’s own priorities for change are listened for and encouraged to arise. The art of the therapist is to connect with the underlying forces of health and facilitate a process of natural re-organization. These forces express as subtle motion of tissues and fluids that can be felt by sensitive hands. Biodynamic craniosacral therapy takes a whole-person approach to healing and the inter-connectedness of mind, body and spirit are deeply acknowledged.
expression drumming workshop
Angela Roy, founder of Expression and lead singer for Barefoot Caravan has studied African Drum & Dance for several years, performing with the West African, Togo based drum & percussion ensemble“Gamalie”. Dedicated to the arts and education and has studied various dance and percussion styles; Afro-Cuban, African, Garifuna, Indian, first nations… She delivers each program with dedication and vitality “you’ll walk away feeling energized & inspired!
green building with Nara Straw
Recent graduate of Sustainable Construction Management Technology at Okanagan College - Penticton Campus, Nara is excited to share some of his learnings with the world. Come learn what green building is all about. See what you can do in your home to become more energy efficient and sustainable with green (environmentally friendly) materials and resources.
Starnation Chanupa and Whistle ceremonies
Dr. David Pilz is the founder of the OmHaven Institute project after personally bridging the sacredness of many cultures, ideologies and Metaphysical teachings together into a self sustainable lifestyle... 'stewardship begins with self awareness because you will inevitably meet the universe on your sacred journey within. I can guide you a little if you need/want some help along the way... let me teach you how to be your own sacred guru!!' Dr. David Pilz, aka Whitestar will be leading opening and a closing Starnation Chanupa and Whistle ceremonies... an open invitation to other pipe carriers/ elders/ spiritual leaders to participate. Private sessions available by appointment only.
www.davidpilz.com for further info and rates
How to Make your Calories Count
Samara Sonmor is the Executive Director and Program Manager of the Food Action Society of the North Okanagan. Food Action's vision is of communities where access to local, healthy, affordable food is the norm. We focus on small-scale sustainable agricultural practices without chemical inputs, working towards sustainability and increased community-sufficiency. We all need to eat, and where those calories come from impacts everyone's health. Learn how eating local creates local jobs, bolsters our health, and helps us to live lightly on the land.
Contra Dance with the Merry McKentys
Contra dancing is a fun, energetic form of traditional dancing that has been around for a few centuries at least. It is usually done in lines (and sometimes in circles), and is often likened to square dancing without the squares. There is no fancy footwork required, and a complete newcomer can be dancing along in a matter of minutes with the help of the dance caller, who gives instructions as the dance goes along.
Many more to come... Stay connected!!
Lineup subject to change without notice.
Change is the only thing in life that is truly constant.