**Please note multiple changes due to wet weather!**
VENUE – Paradiso
“The Awakening Practice, an Enlivening Practice to Greet the New Day” with Geoff Brooks – Radiantly Alive
Geoff’s ability to read energy lines and blend the technical with an intention of creating the energy flow through the body is something that our modern lifestyles usually compromise. In this class Geoff will integrate traditional and modern Yoga practices, don’t miss his class!
“Conscious Relating: The Art of Connecting and Communicating Intimately” with Stef Sifandos
The most important relationship in life is our relationship to self, followed equally by our intimate relationships and our relationship to Earth. Assisting souls in developing acute, real, rooted skills and postures around cultivating a deep connection to self through practices of vulnerability, masculine/feminine ‘whole’ emergence, authentic empowerment and sovereign leadership. It is by creating harmony, meaningful connection and congruent truth in our relationships that we evolve and expand our consciousness. Deep pain is caused by being in disconnection within our relationships so that we lose ourselves and lose hope for living a full life. I assist you in bridging that gap between the pain of not knowing yourself, being disconnected from your needs, your purpose and your worth and that of living in alignment in harmonious relationship.
“Raw Foods for Emotional Cleansing” with Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
Eating raw vegan isn’t just about achieving the physical benefits, it’s also about the mind, body, and spirit. In this talk Kristina will uncover the deeper layers of emotional cleansing and how you can overcome the obstacles in transitioning to raw vegan. Prepare to cleanse blockages. We’re going deep on this one. We’re going to conquer these challenges and learn how to be successful!
“For A Kinder World” by Dr. Jennifer Hood
Description: Animals Australia is Australia’s foremost national animal welfare organisation, representing some 40 member groups and over 2 million individual supporters. Animals Australia, along with its global arm, Animals International, has an unprecedented track record in investigating and exposing animal cruelty and for conducting world-first strategic public awareness campaigns, including ending the dog meat trade in Bali. Our vision is a world where all animals are treated with compassion and respect and are free from cruelty. We believe that we can create a kinder world for all by fostering respect for animals and that our treatment of animals reflects who we are as individuals and as a society… – Dr Jennifer Hood (Veterinary Director of Animals International). Dr Hood will discuss this vision and how it shapes the work of Animals Australia and Animals International, and will also share her personal and professional journey as a veterinarian in seeking a kinder world.
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING + Q&A
“May I Be Frank” with Frank Ferrante
“May I Be Frank” documents the transformation of Frank Ferrante’s life. He unknowingly stumbles into a local restaurant in San Francisco, Café Gratitude, a raw, organic and vegan café. As he becomes friends with the staff, he keeps returning to the café where he feels welcomed and free from his collapsing personal life. On one such visit, Frank is asked by Ryland, one of the servers, “What is one thing you want to do before you die?” Frank replies “I want to fall in love one more time, but no one will love me looking the way I do.”. See Frank’s transformation yourself at the screening of “May I Be Frank”, followed by a Q&A session, where you’ll get the chance to ask him all the questions you want!
“The Power of Macrobiotics” by Liat Solomon
Liat is the founder of Down to Earth Bali, Earth Cafe and the Bali Vegan Festival. She is a trained macrobiotic chef and counsellor, having learnt under direct tutelage of master Michio Kushi. She opened her first restaurant at the age of 19 and has delved into the kitchens of hundreds of ill and suffering individuals, produced a series of cooking classes, led group detox retreats, macrobiotic conferences, Buddhist conventions, diet cruises and worked with numerous world famous people who are on the path of healing with whole foods. Het talk with give you the lowdown on Macrobiotics including the history, uses and the incredibly powerful affect of balance in your life- not just your diet.
“Let’s Make It Clear” Hosted by Dr. Andrea Paige and Liat Solomon
Putting words into action for the future. Learnings from the weekend and how we can take them forward into the future. We encourage group participation!
“Who’s Line is it? By Yeshi & Friends
Live Piano by JAIV
DOCUMENTARY SCREENING **SWITCH TO SATURDAY NIGHTS FILM THE LAST PIG**
“The Last Pig” by Allison Argo
Through this personal journey, THE LAST PIG raises crucial questions about equality, the value of compassion and the sanctity of life. The soul-bearing narrative carries us through the pig famers final year of farming pigs, the struggle to reinvent his life, and the ghosts that will haunt him forever.
Venue – Taksu- Event Pavilion
“Kick-butt: Sweat It Up Vinyasa Groovefest” with Dr. Andrea Paige
Enjoy and Empower your body to work like it never has before. Get down and groove to a 70s- inspired playlist. Andrea’s pin-precise cues will take you deep into experiential understanding of the yoga asanas. Blood will flow more freely, oxygenating a healing response. Lymph drains effortlessly. You detox sweat and thrive! Enjoy living alive in this body. Then, expand your awareness beyond body. This class is one not to miss!
“Health Unearthed – Epigenetics, The Microbiome & Your Future.” by Dr. Andrea Paige
Genetics plays only 1% in our future fate of disease. Our health is in our hands: what we eat, drink and think. The science of epigenetics has shown us that it is indeed nurture, not nature that actualizes our life. Our bacterial balance is perhaps our #1 priority to boost our immunity and stay overall balanced: in brain and body. The microbiome holds the key to unlock a solid health future.
“Deep Vegan ” by Ghanim Al Sulaiti
Ghanim Al Sulaiti’s passion for conscious living and personal investment in a holistic approach to diet and health has set him on a journey of discovery all around the globe. He has been a vegan for 4 years and brought the wealth of knowledge he’d picked up along the way to his home country when he launched Qatar’s first 100% vegan café, Evergreen Organics in September of 2016. Beyond Qatar’s borders, he has also co-founded Vibe Café, Cambodia’s first vegan cafe; The Good Vibe Foundation; a charity, which aim to feed 10,000 school children healthy vegan food, and is the founder of Botany, a vegan skincare company launched in Doha. Join him to find out about how veganism has helped Ghanim find his real self and seeing the world with new perspective.
Women’s Circle with Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram (FullyRaw Kristina)
The Women’s Circle will be a safe space to share your personal issues that you’ve dealt with in relation to diet and wellbeing. Kristina will share with you her own experience of healing through changing your diet and dealing with all kinds of obstacles. Share your experiences, advice, thoughts and concerns at the Women’s Circle!
How to make a vegan chocolate body scrub by Taksu Spa
Chocolate is among the countless derivatives of cacao beans. It has many health and beauty benefits to offer. Awaken your natural beauty with Chocolate Vegan Body Scrub made from good combination ingredients that is helps to keep your skin healthy, glowing and just flawless. Chocolate has high Antioxidants to protect your skin from free radical damage with great sun protection properties helps in preventing conditions like sunburn and skin cancer and also keeps your skin moist and well nourished.
COMMUNITY – FREE ENTRY
Qi Gong with Master Khien Phuc
Khien Phuc, of Cambodian origin,has been practicing and teaching external (Kung Fu) as well as internal (Tai Chi, Qi Gong) martial arts for more than 30 years. He will teach you the form called “The 5 Animals Qi Gong”, being an expert in this practice. This form of Qi Gong, well known in China, is one the four methods officially recognized. It has been created by Hua Tuo (a doctor in medicine of the Han dynasty), each movement of which is the result from his watching wild animals’ behaviours.
Venue – Taksu – Kecak
“Italian Cooking – The Vegan Way” with Salvatore Pesti
Salvatore grew up on the Mediterranean Island of Sicily, learning the traditional art of Italian cuisine from a young age which has been handed down through family generations. In this cooking class Sal will show you how to make Pumpkin ravioli arugula almonds pesto sauce, Portobello mushroom meatballs cheddar cheese gravy sauce, and Vegan cup cake Tiramisù, cashew crème, sweet fluffy spongy cake dipped in barley cafe. Learn how to cook Italian classics the vegan way!
“Intro to Fermented Food and Drinks” with Sayuri Tanaka
Sayuri has spent time as a vegan chef in Japan, followed by 5 years in India as a yoga retreat chef. She has also had experience as a raw food chef for over 3 years at yoga teacher trainings in Bali, before she established herself in Ubud to run her own yoga & raw food retreat. In this workshop you’ll learn the benefits of fermented foods and drinks and how to best consume these and for what purposes. Sayuri will be demonstrating how to make water kefir, kombucha, and fermented nut cheese.
Venue – Vegan Village Workshop Tent
Raw Food By Pak Made from Moksa
Description: Plant-based culinary chef, Made Runatha will be showing you how to prepare delicious raw foods. Don’t miss it!
Venue: Vegan Village Tent
Vegan Buttercream Flower-making Demo (Kids Friendly) By Arielle Chenarra – Thyme and Caramel
Thyme & Caramel is a gluten-free and hand-crafted vegan buttercream cakery in Bali. The cakery was founded in 2016 by teenage entrepreneur, Arielle Chenarra. At the age of 14, Arielle decided that she wants to make a dent in the world by being an advocate of happiness and sustainability. Bring your kids along to learn from this inspirational teenager!
Italian Cooking – The Vegan Way – The kids’class By Salvatore Pesti
Description: Kids cooking class! Learn how to make, home made pasta, creme cashew sauce , banana muffins and more! This fun and interactive class encourages group participation.
Venue – Vegan Village Stage
Yoga beats Project by Pablo Gascon
Description: Yoga beats Project is a very powerful healing therapy, the aim is to create a space where participants can connect on a deeper level with themselves and others, Yoga, dance(ecstatic & slow contact) and music are the ingredients of it among other yummy things.!!!
Throughout the session several dynamics are facilitated, the participants will engage feeling the healing of pure connection and Loving thoughts, feelings, emotions, as well the release of stress, tension and negative thoughts.
Venue – Vegan Village – Kids Zone