Imagine waking up to an empowering and activating yoga class, sharing organic vegan local delicious meals in community, learning about & practicing Permaculture & Herbalism, writing and recording newly created songs, and finishing each day with Ecstatic Dance sets from World Class DJs. This is Tierra Musica.
Permaculture & Yoga:
Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Network and Blooming Biodiversity Community Liberated Heart Yoga & Bodywork with Anahata
Bloom Music and Blooming Anahata
Ecstatic Dance: AMANI of Desert Dwellers & Liquid Bloom
Mose ∞- Mose Cagen
Yemanjo- Ben Harris
Let's start our year together collectively, intentionally, and creatively! Join us in Santiago, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, at the Mystical Yoga Farm, after Cosmic Convergence, for "Tierra Musica," a creative immersion into Earth Activist Songwriting, Permaculture design, Herbalism, Yoga, & Ecstatic Dance.
~ Permaculture ~
We will be planting seeds, herbs, veggies and trees, learning about tropical permaculture and traditional agroforestry/gardening.
~ Earth Activist Music Song-Writing and Recording ~
During this retreat, we will have the opportunity to write Earth Activist Music individually and collectively as a form of addressing social and environmental issues happening in Guatemala and the US. We will also get to record our music, and optionally make music videos. The eagle and condor indigenous prophecy for us translates at people of the Eagle, of the North, connecting to people of the Condor the South.
The Eagle and Condor will not fly in Peace until the children at the border are united with their families.
~ Eco-Poetics & SongWeaving ~
This an interactive participatory experience that engages the five senses and grounds our collective creativity into word flow, free-styling, vocal/instrumental improve, stream of consciousness and song co-creation. We write our own songs & poems, weaving in collectively shared ideas, visions and words, and then perform our creation to the group in a supportive environment with music to back us up. You will emerge from this workshop with a new song to share with the world, and a newfound inner songbird ready to sing!
~ Ecstatic & Embodied Dance ~
Embodiment is how we ground our visionary creativity into reality. Ecstacy, from "Ekstasis," literally means "to Step Out." We will be stepping out of the ordinary, and into the extra-ordinary through movement and dance, integrated throughout this immersion, with both live and eclectic electronic music. Join us for Ecstatic Dance with AMANI of Desert Dwellers and Liquid Bloom!
~ Embodying Permaculture ~
The Embodying Permaculture Workshop is an experience designed to integrate mind, body, heart and spirit with the values and principles of permaculture. As facilitators we will take participants through a journey of body centered awareness practices including transformational theater, embodied movement, guided music creation, vinyasa yoga flow, and guided visualization meditations activating the 5 senses and permaculture. We will engage in interactive games and exercises for each of the 5 senses. We will also facilitate a Solutionary discussion counsel where the participants will have the opportunity to share their vision of being a co-creative change-maker in a thriving sustainable community. When we are fully in alignment with our true selves as multidimensional beings, we develop a strong connection to ourselves, our community and our environment.
~ Liberated Heart Yoga with Pranassage Partner Bodywork ~
Daily earth embodied yoga lead by Anahata, and frequent partner Pranassage to keep our bodies happy and healthy!
Hatha Vinyasa Flow with Self Awakening Therapeutic Yoga from Nosara Yoga Institute.
Prananasage Bodywork-Thai Yoga Massage with Iyengar alinements, energy, breathwork and sound healing.
Anahata studied in India at Auroville Ecovillage as well as Nosara Yoga institute in Costa Rica.
~ Herbal Medicine Making ~
We will make personal herbal medicine for our body-mind-spirit-heart! We will get to dive into herbal medicine making projects with tinctures, salves, balms, etc., using mostly herbs growing at the Mystical Yoga Farm.
Anahata worked at the Herb Pharm in Williams Oregon, and Bloom & Anahata both worked as herbal medics at Standing Rock.
~ Earth Altar Creation Earth Based Spirituality Rituals ~
We will ceremonially gather flowers, leaves, sticks, and anything we find in nature and around the garden to create an Earth Altar for our immersion.
Music, Art, Dance, Poetry and all forms of Creativity generate healing for all people. This is our outlet to express our passion, joy, fears, anger and activism.
We invite you to reflect on these questions:
What kind of world do we want to live in?
How can we be in service of indigenous and local Guatemalan voices, vision and wisdom?
What does it mean to be a person in humble service of Mother Earth, in right relation with culture, & honoring of heritage?
Bloom( Robin Liepman) and Anahata (Anna Simone Combi) are earth activist musicians, certified Permaculture teachers & designers, ecovillage educators, healers, artists and transformational paradigm shifters. They have facilitated community workshops, retreats, gatherings, concerts and Permaculture action events together in Costa Rica, Canada, California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Hawaii, Peru, Bali, Australia, New Zealand and beyond. They are co-organizers of Blooming Biodiversity Tour which spanned the North American West Coast, Fall 2015, offering events that brought together communities in transformational celebration to learn and practice permaculture.
Anahata is certified Nosara yoga teacher, bodyworker and former herbalist apprentice at Herb Pharm.
Bloom is a Generation Waking Up facilitator. They have worked as teacher assistants for Starhawk’s Earth Activist Training Permaculture Design Course, the Ecovillage Design Education. They are trained Work That Reconnects facilitators with Joanna Macy.
They were interns Arkana Alliance, an indigenous rainforest activist organization in Peru. They have both have facilitated workshops, performed music and have had extensive, organization, volunteer, and staff coordination roles at transformational festivals, including: Envision Festival, Lightning in a Bottle, Once Upon a Festival, Lucidity, Global Eclipse, Bali Spirit Fest, Imagine, Big Surreal, Flow Festival, Earth Frequency, Singing Alive, Plants EnChant, Good Medicine, Mystic Rising, Enchanted Forest, and more. They are social/environmental activist filmmakers and have produced and presented a variety of their films. They have both participated in and presented at a variety of social and environmental conferences and convergences including: Bioneers, The NorCal Building Resilient Communities Permaculture Convergence, Pure Living Expo, Tribalize, Cumbre de Los Pueblos COP20 in Peru. They have both taught college courses at their perspective universities on Sustainability and Social Justice.
They have facilitated Ecological Awareness workshops at Esalen Institute for the Integral Leadership Program. They worked as herbal medics and water protectors at Standing Rock in November and December of 2016. They recently co- taught a Permaculture Design Course, Aloha Aina Winter On Maui with Jenny Pell. Bloom and Anahata continue to lead Permaculture activation events and co-creative musical experiences globally. Check out Blooming Biodiversity Permaculture Network here: www.BloomingBiodiversity.org
Music Projects: Blooming Anahata is a mystical and heart-opening earth activist musical group born from unconditional love, forest exploration, visionary dreams, ecovillages, & indigenous wisdom. Their music is a holistic and wholesome blend of soulful singer/songwriter serenades, rainbow/medicine songs, and earth activism. All of his songs are original and have channeled through him during significant experiences in nature, sacred ceremonies, and divine moments of clarity. Many of their songs are interactive and often catalyze group singing and dancing. They integrate their own stream of consciousness poetry with their medicine songs. Bloom and Anahata have traveled around the world sharing their music from Bali, India, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Hawaii, and throughout the US and Canada. learning from indigenous communities, and sharing their wisdom as healers, permaculture teachers and activists.
www.Bloomsounds.org & www.BloomingAnahata.org
We both grew up in California with many Guatemalan and Central American families in our hometowns. Many of which were in our schools, inspiring fellow farmers, builders, educators, activists and of all different professions. Currently Guatemalan children are being separated from their parents at the US border and severely exploited. These are our peers! People in our neighborhoods are being taken away by ICE! People deserving of equal opportunity and rights as us. Our great grandparents of Jewish Eastern European descent had the privilege of safely entering the US during the genocide of our people during the Holocaust and dictatorship of Soviet Union. Guatemalan families do not have the same privilege as our relatives did.
Spiced & Sweet Chia Pudding
Ayurvedic Papaya w/ginger, spirulina, & lime
Cacao Oats Strawberries or Fruit for Topping
Mystical Yoga Farm
Santiago, Lake Atitlan Guatemala
$888 full price.
Includes accommodation, organic vegan meals, and full retreat workshops, music recording & immersion.
We acknowledge that it is a privilege to have the opportunity to get to have enough funds to travel to Guatemala. To learn from the ecosystem, local Mayan culture, activist and important wisdom. A few Partial Scholarship & Worktrade positions available for low income & POC.