The Brainery Workshop Program
The Forest Family overflows with knowledge.
Each year, we organically come together and learn from each other. In 2019, the Plug In Program continues to nurture the opportunity to unite through intentional learning at The Brainery.
INTRODUCING 2019 BRAINERY WORKSHOP WINNERS
MEET: Pride Parade
The Pride Parade gives the Forest Family an avenue to celebrate love, achieve inclusivity, and unite the community.
BREATHE: Release the B.S.
At Release the B.S. you’ll create a greater understanding of what beliefs are holding us back & where there is space for growth. Together we’ll journal, breathe, & connect with the beautiful humans around us.
MOVE: Tribal Fusion Bellydance
Cara J. Mishan
In this workshop, we’ll be breaking down tribal fusion dance into a language. We’ll create a choreography together through defined drills and combinations in tribal fusion belly dance.
MAKE: Visualization to Actualization
Every remarkable action and legacy in our world began as a mere thought. Visualization to Actualization will show you how to visualize your notions and frame them around achievable goals in your very own personalized, laminated, Vision Board.
MOVE: Spirituality in Motion
Indian classical dance has been practiced since 200 BC – experience how traditional Indian culture combines philosophy and artistic expression by learning about a rich, ancient art form. By the end of the session, you will be a pro at using your instrument (your body!) to express different types of human emotion, as well as have some traditional steps to show off to your friends!
LEARN: The Art of Seeking Adventure
Learn how to craft your next adventure – give voice to your dream, own your fear, and find a community that will hold space for you.
MAKE: Mindful Charcoal Collaboration
A Mindful Charcoal Class, In which you learn Creative Designs, Ancient and New. A Collaboration to create a beautiful work of Art.
LEARN: Healing Hands – Mudras, Bandhas, and Pranayama for Spiritual Awakening
In this workshop, you will experience a variety of simple yet life-changing techniques to: overcome addictions and form new habits; boost immunity throughout all seasonal changes; manage stress, anxiety, tension, and general mood; alleviate chronic digestive & elimination discomfort; increase metabolism & support weight management; exercise your intuition and prepare for higher Spiritual ascension.
BREATHE: Sound Healing Bliss Bowls Meditation
Join Certified Yoga Therapist, Yvonne Clark in this Sound Healing Experience which focuses on relaxing the deep layers of stress by taking the brain into the meditative frequencies of gamma, alpha, beta, theta and delta where even your cells heal, transform, and rebuild while simultaneously moving energy through each chakra (energy center) by use of quartz crystal healing vibration tools called singing bowls tuned specifically to the “heartbeat of the Earth” at 8 Hz. Attendees of this session are bathed in harmonic frequencies that integrate the whole brain and body into a state of peace and calm.
LEARN: Beatbox For Beginners
Make some boots n’ cats with your friends! Come out and learn several techniques to have you beatboxing during your favorite artists set this week!
MOVE: Mindful Movement Through Tribal Drums
Participants can expect to fully immerse themselves in a rhythmic-based mindfulness exercise that centers around creating the very music that moves and unites the group. They will feel and work muscle groups they’ve never worked before, learn brand new Japanese rhythms that are different than the rhythm we experience here, learn how the power of a repetitive rhythm can precede the deepest of meditations, and most of all, the participants will leave with a tangible “buzz” that will have them glowing for the rest of the day. They’ll be flooded with natural endorphins released from the unique combination of music, movement, and mindfulness.
BREATHE: The World Is Sound – Music, Meditation, and Consciousness
Guided sound meditation workshop, featuring traditional bamboo flutes and Himalayan singing bowls.
LEARN: Wizardry with Words
IE the Magician
Those attending this event can expect a visually impressive and emotionally engaging session, an interactive combination of moments that we work together to create and enjoy.
MAKE: The Art of Automatic Drawing
During this workshop participants will get an introduction to two meditative practices: traditional meditation meant to bring focus and calm to the mind and Automated Drawing meant to release creative energy from the subconscious. Absolutely no experience in any type of meditation or drawing is necessary, you need only an open mind to be successful.
MOVE: Rhythm Quest
Emiko George and Benjamin Perry
Make your way to the Brainery to join our impromptu everyone-ensemble, where we will create a sonic atmosphere that inspires an attitude of integrating individuals and producing powerful music larger than the sum of its parts. Experience the power of a beating, undulating and immersive rhythm circle; a purely freeing, collective experience perfect for any level of musical talent.
MAKE: Native American Beading Technique
Aanii (Hello)! Come share the evening with us for a two-hour workshop on Native American Beading; one of the most vibrant forms of indigenous art. All supplies provided.