KIDS & YOUTH WORKSHOPS
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Our 2020 online program is in preparation!!
For our locals…
Luminous Youth Village is excited to welcome youth 7yrs and up to this empowering opportunity to experience the art of Hapkido with local instructor Dom Spreckley.
Hapkido is a dynamic Korean martial art of self-defense. The name loosely translates to Way of Harmonized Power.
This particular form of training helps the student learn in a variety of ways, some of which include;
• Integrated body movement and breath.
• Building strength – physically, mentally and emotionally.
• Improving fitness and focus – including mindfulness practice.
The main principle of Hapkido is harmony. Translated into self-defense, this means to overcome an opponent not by using opposing force, but by harmonizing with what is presented. This same principle can be applied to the journey of learning through the body itself. We do this by learning how to understand the bodies blocks and limitations and discovering ways to work with them (rather than against them) in order to bring about a deeper understanding of self and build confidence.
The techniques used in Hapkido are not only supportive and nurturing of our wellbeing of body, mind and spirit, but are also very effective in self-defense.
This training brings about a sense of empowerment for the student by building confidence and supporting them to embody their own innate strength and power.
The classes are held with a strong focus on discipline in an environment of respect, non-violence, care and compassion for self and each other.
The classes are balanced with a lot of fun, interactive body movement, self-expression and play.
Students are also given the opportunity to express themselves vocally through a yell – called a Ki-yup. This is an expression of power used when striking that is a healthy and effective way of releasing any pent-up energy, frustration or strong emotion. This helps the students build up their inner strength, confidence and sense of self, while in a safe, contained environment.
During the class, I like to bring a combination of gentleness & strength, discipline & heart. Creating a space for students to safely explore their edges – mentally & physically. This combined with a caring, compassionate space for them means they can explore their own selves and enjoy learning through embodiment & feeling in a safe and fun environment.
It is rare in our modern society, to have a place to direct ones energy and fully express oneself. This training offers that opportunity.
About your instructor:
4th degree Black Belt (Australian Hapkido Association)
• 30 years studying in martial arts
• 15 years teaching Hapkido to all ages and abilities
• training and experience in Chinese acupuncture, massage and Chinese exercise therapy (Qi Gong).
• recognized instructor with the Australian Hapkido Association
• current WWCC (working with Children Check)
• Current first aid
To join contact Dom – 0422 274 646
A Taste of Our Past Workshops
Seeds & The Power of Plants
When you look around you, probably 90% of what you see came from one tiny little seed. A seed that stored memory, timed its growth according to nature’s cycles, pushed through the earth to create a plant and then created thousands more seeds! Architecturally governed by guardians of other worlds and empowered by the nature spirits of our earth the intelligence of seeds and plants are undeniable and incredible. And their similarity to humans is exquisitely wonderful! This workshop highlights the sheer magnificence of seeds and our plant kingdom allies through experiential, practical and powerful exercises that celebrates the interconnectivity of life on earth and the power of energetic influences in the other realms too. For full program details and to make your booking select the series dates below.
The Five Elements & Their Magic
An intricate relationship of earth, air, wind, fire bound by life force is prevalent within all life on our mother earth. Behind the scenes however, nature spirits wield their magic and support us and all living creatures to harness their energy as to thrive. And since the dawn of time across global cultures humans have practised working with the elements through movement, breath, prayer, ritual and a plethora of other avenues. Exploring these realms we set our youth on a journey to ignite awe and wonder, insight and enquiry into the wonderful intricacy of life on and beyond this physical plane. For full program details and to make your booking select the series dates below.
Winter Solstice | June 19, 4pm
Families with youth aged 5-12 are invited to journey with us as we work with fire-flys and pythons, pine and turmeric. Seeking the wisdom of these allies to spiral inwards and ignite the fire within the realms of our soul.
Limited places, bookings essential
The Magic of Trees | 6 – 12 yrs
Trees have a secret language. A language amongst themselves, a language to animals and if we listen really carefully a language to us as well. In this 5 week series our youth will explore the history of humans sacred relationship with trees, the secrets techniques of connecting with tree spirits and the energetic imprints of some ceremonial trees used across global cultures. They will experience group and individual practices with trees, learn about the interconnectedness of trees in our earthy cycles and a whole lot more natural magic to nourish their soulful selves.
The Amazing Human Heart | 6- 12 yr olds
Exploring the physical, emotional and spiritual centre of the human being – the amazing human heart. This series looks at the full functions of the human heart, and includes practices in movement, plant communication, sound, art, drama, geography, history, dreaming and more. We look at power of the heart to lead decision making and the role in plays in communicating beyond what our mouth can speak. A must for any youth wanting to experience their innate magical and incredible self beyond the physical realm.
Mabon Ritual & Celebration
Wednesday 20th March | 5pm – 6:30pm | Wilsons Creek
Come celebrate Autumn Equinox with us. Honouring the impending dark, thanking the waning light. Ancient practices, modern twists, natural magic and insightful sparks into the age-long history of honouring our earthly cycles. Limited spaces – bookings essential.
Medicine Drum Making (Vegan Drums)
Umaji Creations joins us for a wonderful creative adventure into the making of up cycled instruments. For this workshop participants make and take home their own up cycled vegan medicine drum.
Bringing together the power of sound , up cycling and fun in a beautiful and useful sharing for our youth.
This workshop is a powerful opportunity to connect with your child while creating something very special.
5 – 12 years need to be accompanied by an adult.
Gabe has been drum making for as long as he can remember. First inspired to up cycle things as a child. He tells the story of the realisation he had when he realised “junk” could be turned into wonderful instruments and creations just like these medicine drums – which are on sale locally for over $100. They are the real deal, high quality, recycled material and they sound super. Check out the video at www.luminousyouth.com
Limited places for this workshop.
$47 per drum maker.
10am – 1pm
Mullumbimby Commons, 91 Main Arm Rd, Mullumbimby
CREATIVE CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FOR THE HOMELESS OF MULLUMBIMBY
Join Luminous Youth as we encourage a new question to be asked at Christmas time. Rather than asking “what are you getting?”, we are asking our youth “what are you giving?” and have prepared a family-fun event. Our youth will create up-cycled toiletry bags, make homemade toothpaste with ingredients donated by Santos Organics, and make Christmas cards. We will put all these together alongside a bamboo toothbrush donated by MiEco to make this Mullumbimby Christmas a little bit different.
We believe the homeless of Mullumbimby will be very grateful to be thought of at this time of year and a small practical gift will spread some love into their lives.
Hope you can join us for this creative community event.
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Location: Santos Organics Courtyard, Mullumbimby
How you can support this event?
If you have kids then join us and get creating! If you don’t we have set up a Community Funding Pool with Santos Organics Mullumbimby where donations can be made. 100% of donations will be providing refills of soap for the homeless of Mullumbimby. We are hoping with your support we will be able to ensure the Mullumbimby Neighbourhood Centre has enough soap and shampoo to provide the homeless for the entire 2017!
AN INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCE INTO SOUND WITH ELIJAH RAY
(HAWAII, UNITED STATES)
Join Luminous Youth for an interactive experience into sound with Elijah Ray (Hawaii, United States) and the Band of Light.
This event will immerse our youth in sound baths, rhythm fun, voice looping and a whole lot more ear & heart tantalising pleasure.
We look forward to sharing this unique experience with the families of our community.
Date: Thursday 10th November, 2016
Time: Arrive 3:15pm. Starts at 3:30pm. Ends 4:30pm.
Location: The Forest House, 334 Friday Hut Rd, Possum Creek.
Bring: Your water bottle and rug to sit on (optional)
Cost: $10 per child
LUMINOUS YOUTH AT THE UPLIFT FESTIVAL, 2014
Luminous Youth is excited to be holding space at Uplift , creating a home base for Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and the Earth Guardians, as well as a coordinating workshops and panels with slam poet Luka Lesson, Canadian Youth Activist Rachel Parent, “Nude Food” revolutionist Paul Crebar, balance master Joshee Mannix, nature artist Imbi Davidson and many more.
Luminous Youth is a space for youth to learn, share and shine in the highest light. Drawing on the harmonious wisdom of ancient cultures, cutting edge science, spiritualism, true history and raw experience, LY aims to inspire a radical reinterpretation of how we educate our youth by offering transformative, solutions-based workshops and events for kids of all ages.
“It was the Uplift Festival that inspired me to make the Luminous Youth dream into a reality. The name came to me after the Dawn Ceremony in 2012, helping bring to life our vision of connecting youth with conscious elders and teachers who are passionate about sharing their gifts.” – Luminous Youth Founder Erica Nettle-Chik
TIBETAN KULCHA EXPERIENCE
They will be offering a Tibetan drumming (Choe Drumming) workshop, a mala making workshop and demonstrations including Tibetan Buddhist story/music/ dance/culture. The monks are from Sera Mey Yerpa Monastery and will be at Kulchajam for a week creating a medicine buddha sand mandala. They are raising funds for the creation of a prayer hall in Uki.
Some background I found on the web:
In the 1950s, Sera monastery in Tibet was been totally destroyed and monks sent home, imprisoned or forced to disrobe. However, 20 years ago the Tibetans in exile in India re-established Sera in Mysore, South India. The re-established Sera now has over 4,500 monks living and studying there and has a great responsibility to preserve the culture and unique tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. The present Sera Mey Monastic University currently has nearly 1500 monks studying the 5 Great texts and major disciplines of Logic, Tibetan Grammar, Buddhist studies, Medicine and creative arts, leading on to a Geshe degree. It includes its own Sera Mey Primary School with around 200 students and 18 staff and a social environment center including a health dispensary with 6 permanent workers. Through this university the monks of Sera Mey continue to teach and practice the religious customs and traditions of Tibet.
HER VOICE HEALS ~ A YOUTH JOURNEY TO FINDING OUR VOICE
To all the most spiritually evolved societies and cultures our planet has seen, sonic vibration was and is known as the fundamental creative force in the universe. Sound healing is a sacred science and has been used by ancient mystery schools of Egypt, Greece, India, Peru, Africa and within other advanced groups all over the planet.
From its roots as a shamanic medicinal art, sound healing has moved and expanded into a myriad of forms and modalities, from tuning forks, toning and overtoning, using music therapeutically, cymatics, bio-acoustics etc.
We know that sound has the ability to move and change molecular structure. We also know that every object is in a state of vibration and therefore creates sound with that vibration. All your physical organs and your chakras are vibrating at a certain frequency and whether or not they are in a state of health denotes the particular frequency they are vibrating at. Together we can use sound to shift the frequency of your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self.
My qualifications lie in my experiences and through the fruits that I bear, which are the deepest sense of self-fulfilment, two sparkling healthy children, deep spiritual and emotional connections with family and friends, an overflowing fountain of creative ideas and ventures, the ability to always communicate clearly and with integrity, growing financial abundance, a wonderful relationship with our planet and a fit and healthy body that radiates the state of joy that I now feel daily.
I am an actress, a poet, an explorer, a pioneer, a champion of the human spirit. I am an entertainer, a host, a chef and a gardener. I am a dreamer, a dancer and I tell it like it is. I am a romantic, a darer and I am the logistics queen with her eye on it all. I am a musician, a teacher, a writer and an inspiration unto myself.
~ Christina Fire-Mane Honey-voice
ACT FOR SEED & FOOD FREEDOM
Byron Hinterland Seed Savers invites you to celebrate “Act for Seed & Food Freedom” fortnight with a farm tour, community picnic and seed sharing affair with One Organic, CO-OP Kulcha, Nude Your Food & Luminous Youth Movement.
Farm Tour of One Organic led by Kieran Weston.
Nude Your Food & Luminous Youth Movement Creative Kids Workshop – A journey into astrological signs and the moon and their effect on us and the plants we grow. Alongside pot making, seed saving and a whole lot more!
Shared reading of ‘Seed Freedom Declaration,’ celebrating and honouring true food in our region. Followed by community picnic with seed / tubor / cuttings / bounty sharing.
Byron Hinterland Seed Savers operate under the Seed Savers network and continue to move ahead with creating a localised seed sharing network for our community. We meet quarterly to share locally grown seed, cutting etc all for free. It’s the best to start your new vege patch or simply add something new.
One Organic will provide a tour of their Organic Farm and introduce the forest floor farming technique that can be applied to both farms and home gardens. Alongside this will be a workshop of Biodynamic compost tea making as well as other tips on managing pests and disease in the garden.
• Seeds, cuttings, tubors, plants and seedlings to share with the community. (if you don’t have any come and start your collection!)
• Envelopes / containers for your seeds.
• A plate of nude finger food for a picnic lunch. (That means no disposable plastic please!)
• Drinks and a cup.
• Picnic rug to sit on.
• $3 donation for BHSS LSN Fees
CLEAN OCEANS, COLLECTIVE SOLUTIONS & NUDE CREATIONS
We had some an amazing fun filled day of smiles at the Nude your food celebration that we wanted to share some of Pauls’ Magic with you all!!
He is offering a a creative combination of expressive movement, facilitated research and unified~Planet based learning to connect, inspire and evolve our future Love filled Creators!!! With a healthy dose of cheekiness!!So looking forward to connecting with you all again. Its been a longer break this time so am looking forward to seeing you all soon!!
Weather permitting we can carry on the fun at Main beach park after for those wanting to keep playing!!
www.nudeyourfood.comWarmest Blessing to all of the Luminous Tribe and please feel free to pass this on to whoever you think may want to join in ♥
“PYRAMIDS FROM ABOVE” CREATIVE DRAWING WORKSHOP
We are so very blessed to have Adam Collett coming to share who, among many things, has created “Pyraminds from Above” series pictured below. My children love getting together and creating their own versions of these and is what has inspired this!!
He will be sharing
~ how he allows these images to unfold (with plenty of room for individual creative expression)
~how he uses the vibration of song to activate the creation
~the importance & joy of sending our creations out into the world
Each child and parent will be creating their own art piece, will learn song and receive a “gifting crystal” to activate and send the energy our creations out into our community.
Everything supplied so just bring yourselves and an open heart ♥
These workshops will be smaller than the gatherings and more focused in their nature so numbers will be limited. We are making a request that those who book are really wanting to create. Blessings
MOVEMENT, BALANCE & AWARENESS WORKSHOP
Joshee Mannix Byron Bay Balance Master will facilitate a fun filled, focused workshop sharing his passion for life, Balance and slacklining. And I must warn you, It is CONTAGIOUS!!!For this workshop we will gather at Threeworlds Byron Bay and hear some inspiring words from Joshee on balancing the mind body and spirit using the slackline. followed by a demonstration and interactive slackline experience!We have one at home and the whole family uses it at different times. I have found it to be such an amazing tool for instant feedback as to how present I am within my life. If I’m not present, Im off!!! Plus lots of hearty belly laughs and great fitness….
Please note, parents can totally do it to! 🙂
Slacklining can be described as walking, balancing or doing various tricks on a line tensioned between two anchors (trees most often). It may seem similar to tightrope walking, however the slackline webbing is flat and broader (1 or 2 inches for example), and the line itself is not perfectly tight – rather stretchy and dynamic.
Through breathing techniques and awareness of self and body movements, slackline is the perfect tool for slowing down the mind and getting into the FEELING of what you are doing! It can be used as
· A physical workout (core strength and stabilizer muscles)
· A mental workout (reaction time, increase neural pathways between left and right hemispheres)
· Sports training (proprioception and balance, all sports require it!)
· Rehabilitation (great for knee and ankle injuries)
· Recreation (tricks and stunts)
· A form of Meditation (find that quiet place inside)
· Balance Therapy (inner strength)
· As a form of Yoga and Tai Chi (moving meditation)
And anything else you can think of, because it can be done anywhere there are two points to attach to, you are bound only by your imagination!
Check out www.josheemannix.com for more info. Slackline kits also available on the day!
CELESTIAL SERPENT ~ ART EXPRESSION ~ WORKSHOP
Art expression is a family friendly workshop that goes far
beyond improving ones artistic abilities. It is all about
becoming more confident and comfortable expressing
ones self. combining aspects of sacred geometry, reiki,
metaphysics, meditation,yoga and alchemy. Art expression
is a social and open place where people can explore there
creative side while learning in a fun and playful manner.
Mathew’s (Celelstial Serpent) art is all about trying to visually capture the essence of spiritual concepts. He is very interested in sacred symbols and there esoteric use with in ceremonial and spiritual traditions. He claims that for thousands perhaps even millions of years man has used symbols as a means of more deeply understand the interconnected nature of consciousness. Symbolism is a language of its own that has been used throughout the mystery schools and religious institutions of the world to communicate with ones subconscious mind for better or worse. Through years of research and experimentation Mathew has come to understand the immense metaphysical power of certain symbols and images. He uses this knowledge of symbolism, ancient mathematics, metaphysics and sacred geometry to create mandalas and artworks that are encoded with good intentions, sacred knowledge and powerful messages of love.
Check out some of Matts works here ~