We have some awesome workshops this year!
Thank you to the presenters for their wonderful contributions.
Don’t forget – there are no schedules printed on site. Please print if you need to, or just save to your phone if you don’t!
Beginner AcroYoga Class
Get high with help from our friends. Class will start with a short traditional yoga flow warm up on your own mat. We’ll then move into guided acroyoga poses. We’ll work in groups of three and we’ll each get to base, fly and spot each other. Each workshop will start with the basics and build on the previous poses. No experience or partner necessary. Cowboy hat optional. Be ready to fly, take selfies, and have fun!
Breaking the Beat
With Benny Isaacs
Come out and join us for Breaking the Beat! Learn the basic foundation moves and explore the conceptual ideas behind improvisational and freestyle dance. What does it mean to Break the Beat? What are Breakdancers doing when responding to music? How does this all connect to the bigger picture of artistic self expression? How do Breakers communicate through movement? How do emotions fit into the language of dance? We aim to answer all these questions and give everyone an opportunity to walk away with a few new moves and a better understanding of what to look for when watching break-dancing. All ages, and all abilities welcome! This workshop is guided by an experienced instructor in a fun and approachable manner.
Lunar Circle and Yoga Flow
With Chelsea Spicer
Are you craving radical connection to your Self, your community, and the deep pulsation of the moon? Yeah, I thought so! We’ll begin with a co-created lunar circle to explore the cosmic themes of the lunar cycle and learn how to align with the nourishing energy of the moon in your daily practice. Then we’ll get up and move through a juicy Lunar Yoga flow to fully embody the divine feminine energy of the moon and vibrate our collective intentions into being.
Manifesting Magick: Sacred Cacao Ceremony
With Jerred Locke & Natalie Stryffeler
This ceremony starts with an intention setting circle where each individual enters the space as a contributor towards their own experience as well as supporting the experience of others. We shift into the realm of the heart chakra as we connect with the spirit of Cacao and and one another. Using techniques such as pranayama (breath), mantras (voice), and soul gazing, we align in a collective vibration of unconditional love. As we become more aware of this profound and powerful unified field, we transition into our manifestation practices. Guided meditation and spoken word exercises are used to project our vision into our reality. As we share our visions with our co-creators in ceremony, we amplify our intentions and support one another deeply on this journey.
*Bring a mug or cup if you have it and try not to eat/drink caffeine within the hour before ceremony
Welcoming all beings who love developing creative and disciplinary body work while we play with creative expression and hoop apparatus skills. This workshop will engage hoopers of all ages, from beginner to intermediate, with basic rhythmic gymnastics style of training, along with flow artistry in hoop-yoga.
The first half of the workshop is designed to give students the opportunity to focus on learning or perfecting tricks, while the second half of class is opened up for students to freely express themselves through their own practice and partner work. Hooping has given many students, including myself, the ability to find pleasure in the body through meditation and an alternative creative outlet. Know there is focus and fun involved. Provided hoops are limited, so please bring your own if you can! Kids are encouraged and welcome to participate as well.
Rise and Shine Yoga
Start your morning off right with yoga catered to the festival attendee. With the perfect balance of engagement and relaxation, this class will leave you feeling calm and refreshed. All experience levels are welcome as modifications will be offered for both the beginner and advanced student. Expect a gentle, alignment-oriented vinyasa-based flow. We will synchronize our breath with our movement as we warm the body to create space where there once was tension. Yoga has the capacity to expand our awareness toward our habitual tendencies. By increasing our awareness toward these tendencies, we are able to eventually break through them and lead more wholesome, meaningful lives.
Sacred Vibrations: Shamanic Sound Journey
With Natalie Stryffeler & Jerred Locke
Transcend your state into an elevated plane of collective consciousness. Together we will shift our awareness into a space guided by the sacred sounds of gong, crystal alchemical singing bowls, shamanic vocals and mantra, spoken word, and other vibrationally healing instruments. As we enter into the realm of heightened awareness we tap into the source our divine and infinite power – Our God Self – Our Creator Self.
The Summer Meltdown Thursday Pub Quiz
With Benny Isaacs and Co.
Come on out to the SUMMER MELTDOWN PUB QUIZ!!! Join your host Benny and his team of Meltdown Invigilators in the Beer Garden for a 1-hour quiz based on festival themes including festival culture, the geography of festivals, music history, and fun activities at Meltdown and festivals worldwide. Even test your listening skills in the music trivia category (All Meltdown Themed!). The pub quiz is a fun way to ease into the weekend and test your knowledge of festivals with friends and strangers (Future Friends)…. and who knows what prizes might be available during the quiz!!!
There are only a few simple rules during the Summer Meltdown Pub Quiz….
1) NO PHONES, TABLETS, OR SMART DEVICES.
2) DO NOT SHOUT OUT THE ANSWERS – WRITE THEM DOWN ON THE ANSWER SHEET.
3) TEAMS ARE UP TO 10 HUMANS – FRIENDS OR STRANGERS COMBINED AT EACH TABLE.
4) OUR TEAM OF MELTDOWN INVIGILATORS WILL ASSIST EACH TEAM WITH HINTS AND CLUES!
(WHILE MAKING SURE NO PHONES ARE USED FOR CHEATING)
LET’S SEE HOW WELL YOU KNOW YOUR MUSIC FESTIVAL TRIVIA!!!
Undocumented, Loud & Proud
With Victoria Matey
Join us to see how festivals allow us to dig deeper into our humanity and who we are in the world. We’ll dive deep into the hot topic of immigration, the politics of people and power, and how the United States is handling it all, with an emphasis on how crucial it is to hear from the people whom these issues affect the most. Festivals celebrate community and unite people across the world – let’s get together and talk about how to truly come together for the sake of our shared future.