Talks, Performances and Demonstrations

Holistic Festival Weekend Programme 2019

Entry to workshops costs £5 per day. Your wristband will admit you to as many talks or workshops as you wish during each day!!

Saturday 30th March

Workshop One     

10.15 - 11.00   
Shamanic Drum Journey with Aya Zebrowska  

11.15 - 12.00
How to Play the Native American Flute with Cloudsong

I have always drawn to the Native American culture from a young boy due to its relationship to nature, I witnessed how living with nature you grow to have so much of an understanding with it - you become part of it. Having a natural instinct for making items from the Native American's way of life and sharing them world wide, the Flute was a continuation of a path for me to follow, and so I taught myself how to play.

By way of thinking from the heart and being a visionary I have become a conduit in feeling the emotions that appear before me. Please join me for this workshop as I share my gifts and understanding of this beautiful instrument with you.

12.15 - 1.00
Cavemen and Polar Bears : A Proven Strategy for the Effective Management of your Mood and Mindset
The Book and Live Presentation
written and presented by Andy Workman HPD DHP SFBTSup(Hyp) SFBHyp CBTHyp GQHP AfSFH MNCH(Reg) MHS Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Author and Speaker

Are you ever stressed or anxious?
Do you want to stop worrying so much?
Would you like to enjoy life more?
The good news is that now YOU CAN learn to control your own mood and improve all aspects of your life and Andy will show you HOW.

During your time together you’ll discover

·         The difference between your rational and emotional minds

·         How your personal ‘Security Guard’, ‘Filing Cabinet’ and ‘Pharmacist’ interact to respond to whatever cards life deals you.

·         The underlying causes of stress, anxiety and depression and

·         What you can do to address those conditions and improve your mental resilience in the process.

Using everyday language and plenty of humour, Cavemen and Polar Bears introduces research, case histories, personal stories and examples designed to offer you a genuine opportunity to improve dramatically your mood and outlook on life.

Andy says “My message is easy to understand, easy to apply and makes life easier as a result”
91% of attendees say that they would recommend Cavemen and Polar Bears to family, friends and colleagues. Come and find out why!

Andy Workman is a successful Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapist, Mindset Specialist, Author and Motivational Speaker as well as being the Director of The Beehive Natural Health Practice in Keynsham near Bristol.

Having previously served for more than 30 years as a Police Officer, in both the Royal Air Force and the civil Police Service, he brings a wealth of life experience and characteristic humour to his work as a therapist and speaker.

Andy lives in Bristol with his wife Karen and they have two grown up sons, Sam and Adam. Away from his work, he is a keen swimmer and cyclist and relaxes by working out in the gym. He has many hobbies including beekeeping, painting (acrylics & watercolours), making hand & rod puppets, playing saxophone and ballroom dancing. There is NEVER a dull moment, but that is a blessing in itself.

1.15 - 2.00
Owning Your Extra Ordinary with British Actor, Model and Health and Well Being Author Tommy Hatto

From struggling with low self-esteem and facing continued rejection from peers to becoming one of Hollywood’s rising young stars, Tommy’s courage and determination has inspired many people to start believing in themselves and taking action. This 45 minute self-empowerment talk will aim to change people’s lives for the better. Listeners can learn how to accomplish their
goals, overcome self-doubt and start loving the skin they’re in.

Tommy Hatto is a British actor, who rose to prominence after being cast in a small role in the Marvel blockbuster ‘Thor 2: The Dark World’. Following his film debut, Tommy has gone on to work with the likes of Hollywood superstars Samuel L Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Kevin Costner. Tommy has also modelled globally for renowned brands such as Rayban and GQ. He is set to release his first book entitled ‘In This Skin’: a poignant conversation and self-reflection on body confidence, self-esteem and health.

Of the book, Tommy says ‘We should all want to strive to be the best version of ourselves. We need good food to function and feel powerful, we should exercise to be strong and feel indestructible. We should use our words and thoughts to empower others as well as ourselves. I guess the motivation for writing this book is if there are people out there, even one person, who is encouraged by something I say then that’s a good thing.’

2.15 - 3.00
Relaxing Sound Bath with The Bards of Avalon

We are Bea Martin and David Johnson, therapeutic sound practitioners who have been working together since 2003. We have trained with some of the world's finest sound healing practitioners and have been working together with sound since 2003. We’re passionate about the positive impact of sound therapy on people’s lives. We’ve seen first-hand how sound helps to reduce stress and provide deep relaxation. We love to share our knowledge and experience of how to use sound to assist in releasing and transforming limiting patterns. Our mission is to support you in realising your potential, have a more joyful, fulfilling life and enhance your health and wellbeing.

We offer a range of services including individual soundbath sessions on Skype, relaxing group sound baths, empowering workshops, inspirational presentations and life-affirming sacred site journeys.

Based in Bristol, in the South West of UK, we’ve worked with a great variety of individuals, organisations and community groups throughout the world.

3.15 - 4.00   
Hatha Yoga with Vittoria D’Alissio

Yoga helps you perform better at the things you love by easing you towards a state of equilibrium and mental clarity. When you’re practising, you're focused. Get caught up in your thoughts and you wobble. All parts of you are called upon—body, mind and something deeper (call it wisdom, intuition or your inner light). Steady, rhythmic breathing and fluid movement bind the practice and deepen your attention, keeping you grounded in the present moment.

Workshop Two     

10.15 - 11.00       
Biodanza with Paula Jardim

"Biodanza is a way of keeping your body in balance, reclaiming the wholeness of your being, and embracing the wisdom of your instinctual intelligence. It is a way of learning to dance with life through group experiences induced by music and movement.

Paula Jardim is a Biodanza facilitator, didactic teacher and supervisor who offers her services in the UK and abroad."

11.15 - 12.00
Laughter Meditation with Joe Hoare

A gentle embodied relaxing approach to laughter yoga and laughter meditation.
Oprah wrote: "Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood.
Last year I highlighted Laughter Yoga on my TV program. I've tried it, and it works."

My own personal wake-up changed my life forever, in one ripping instant. I realised from that spiritual catharsis that my life was one of service, and all my endeavours have been directed to that end ever since (1991). Even in the most corporate team-building and conference environments my agenda has always included encouraging people to connect with their good-natured, creative individuality and perform better not just for themselves but for a bigger picture for the good of all. And it works.

Following that thread, my personal development work is about empowerment: helping people wake up, come alive, be the best they can be, and enjoy the ride. Because this enjoyment is contagious, it gives others permission to enjoy the ride too. It stimulates qualities like connection & kindness, and its ultimate effect is to enhance people's experience of being alive, for the benefit of all.

I do this through courses, workshops, Retreats and one-to-one sessions. I do it however it works best, and find that the right people always attend the right session.

Professionally I have been running meetings, delivering conference sessions and providing workshops for over 30 years. My clients range from the international blue-chip companies (such as Kraft, Bank of Ireland, Novo Nordisk, Lloyds, Continental Airlines), to universities and colleges (including Bristol, Dundee, U.W.E, Cheltenham Science Festival), to charities and the Healthcare sector (Housing Associations, the NHS, Oxfam, NACTHPC, and others), and to the very experiential end of the spectrum like Glastonbury Festival.

In 2006 I set up the UK's Laughter Facilitation course, to teach others how to use this material. In 2000 I co-authored 'The Holistic Workspace', and in 2013 'Awakening the Laughing Buddha within' with the Barefoot Doctor.

12.15 - 1.00
" A journey to the Heart" An Experiential Workshop with Ros Simons

We will be exploring natural crystal grids and working with the sacred sound of the Om and the drum undertaking a guided healing journey.

 Ros is a Drum and Ceremonial Tool Maker and Tree Whisperer living and working in Exmoor National Park, Somerset. She has been creating sacred items from natural materials since she was a child and she has been walking a shamanic path for most of her life.

Working as a therapist for over 30 years and facilitating workshops for individuals and groups since 2000 she will be promoting her unique One-to-One Drum Birthing Days, Tree Workshops and Year Long Journeys as well as her Retreats in Nature. She will be selling her hand made Drums, Rattles and other Ceremonial Tools along with her Spirit Jewellery, Tree Spirit and Ogham Sets and Altar Pieces. She will also be showcasing her unique channelled Birth Moon Tree Tuning Forks and offering other Sacred Sound Tuning Forks for sale.

1.15 - 2.00
Demonstration of Mediumship with Jonathan Brown

Jonathan Brown is an International Medium who works professionally around the world, demonstrating his mediumistic ability as a Medium, Healer and Teacher. We are thrilled to have him with us. 

2.15 - 3.00
All You Need is Love - A Heart Chakra Workshop with Daniel Neale

In this Workshop, we will work with different crystals that can help bring the Heart chakra into balance. The Heart Chakra colours our lives with compassion, love and beauty.

3.15 - 4.00
The Fairy Ring - Healing & Wishing Circle with Karen Kay - The Fairy Lady

Join Karen Kay in the Fairy Ring as she holds a Healing and Wishing Circle.
A magical and light-hearted bonding experience, where the group energy combined with the fairies of love and light will support the wishes and healing requests of participants for the highest good of all.
You will also have the opportunity to make three personal wishes, and set your intentions for the year ahead! Suitable for children and adults.

Karen Kay, is a Hay House Author and former BBC news editor who now writes a fairy column for Soul & Spirit magazine. Her new Fairy Oracle cards will be published in 2019. Join her newsletter at www.karenkay.co.uk to receive a free digital download of her Fairy Door Meditation.
For further information about Karen and her work with the fairies visit www.karenkay.co.uk

4.15 - 5.00
Feng Shui with Jen Stone

A native of Hong Kong, Jen Stone (née Nicomedes) founded Feng Shui by Jen®, providing comprehensive Classical Feng Shui consulting services for homes and businesses, including individualized BaZi (Four Pillars of Destiny) readings, and Auspicious Date Selection.

While primarily based in Scottsdale, AZ, Jen also represents the prestigious Raymond Lo School of Feng Shui and Destiny (Hong Kong). She teaches Grand Master Raymond Lo’s programs — a 5-Day Feng Shui Practitioners Training program , 5-Day BaZi Four Pillars of Destiny Training program , and I Ching Divination Training program — in the U.S. and overseas. All program certificates are co-signed by Grand Master Raymond Lo and Jen and endorsed by the International Feng Shui Association.

Sunday 31st March

Workshop One

10.15 - 11.00   
Peaceful Yoga and Deep Relaxation with Shanti

Connect to the peace within with a Gentle Yoga Hatha Class followed by a guided deep relaxation(Yoga Nidra). Suitable for All ages and Abilities – no experience required. Mats and blankets provided.

My name is Shanti (Lisa) and I have been qualified and teaching Yoga and Mindfulness for 5 years, ages ranging from 5 years to 90! I have regular weekly classes and hold workshops and retreats. Yoga and meditation support your wellbeing and help to connect to your peace within. A valuable life skill in today’s busy world. I am also a Mindfulness Practitioner, Energy Healer and offer Guidance Readings and channel messages to share.

I look forward to sharing this lovely space with you. Shanti xx

11.15 - 12.00
Kinesiology and Body Talk with Holistic Guide and Healer Mylène Chiron

Kinesiology is a complementary therapy that uses muscle testing 'biofeedback' in order to identify the roots of emotional, mental, physical and/or chemical imbalances.

Balance is then achieved through a number of methods and according to the specific indications gained through muscle testing, always different for each person.

Creative Kinesiology recognises and acknowledges the intrinsic link between body, mind and Spirit. It is a truly Holistic therapy as it regards the interrelationship of all three on all levels, and sheds light on specific issues from all necessary angles.

12.15 - 1.00
Me and My Best Friend Anorexia: a harrowing but inspiring story of recovery
with Leading ED Advocate Hope Virgo
Conquering Anorexia with Sport, Exercise, and Healthy Living

Hope Virgo is the Author of Stand Tall Little Girl, and a leading advocate for people with eating disorders. Hope helps young people and employers (including schools, hospitals and businesses) to deal with the rising tide of mental health issues which affect one in four people and costs employers between £33 and £42 billion annually. She has been described by Richard Mitchell, CEO of Sherwood Forest Hospital, as "sharing a very powerful story with a huge impact". Hope is also a recognised media spokesperson, having appeared on various platforms including BBC Newsnight, Good Morning Britain, Sky News and BBC News.

1.15 - 2.00
An Elemental Journey with Mother Earth with Ros Simons

Join Ros Simons for an experiential workshop exploring the Earth Element and deepening our connection to Mother Earth. We will work with my bespoke Elemental Sounds and explore Sacred Geometry and how to use found Natural Quartz Stones to create simple crystal grids. We will take a unique guided journey deep into the essence of Gaia while supported by Shamanic drumming.

2.15 - 3.00
Group Sound Healing Journey with Belén Prado

This sound healing session is designed to take you to a state of deep relaxation which allows the body to restore its natural frequencies. By taking people to a relaxed and calm state, we are allowing their self-healing mechanisms to be activated, with the possibility of recovering health if this state is maintained long enough. During the session you will listen to several instruments such as singing bowls, bells, koshi chimes, Native American flutes, shamanic drum and voice.

Belén Prado a sound therapist, a Native American flute teacher and a wellbeing coach. She also believes in the importance of connecting with nature for healing and she organises community activities with this aim. She has been playing the Native American flute for over 8 years and she could experience the beneficial effects of it. Her interest for the healing potential of sound grew when she started to play the flute at sound journeys and meditation sessions in Bristol, and she finally decided to train as sound therapy. She also gives one to one sessions where she mainly uses tuning forks, a powerful tool that fascinates her. You will find more information at her website: www.natural-tuning.com. "

3.15 - 4.00
Walking on Sunshine: A Solar Plexus Chakra Workshop with Daniel Neale

In this Workshop, we will work with different crystals that can help bring the Solar Plexus chakra into balance. The Solar Plexus Chakra is our power source. The centre of our own Solar System.

Workshop Two

10.15 - 11.00   
Get Out of the Spiritual Closet with
Genevieve Robson

During this workshop Genevieve Robson will talk about the stumbling blocks that she has noticed in herself and others that are developing their spiritually; whether it be in the form of Intuition, Healing, Psychic Development, Mediumship or any other discipline.
Genevieve started consciously developing as a Medium and as Healer 11 years ago. She now works as a Trance Medium, Healer and Teacher helping others to develop their own unique spiritual abilities. She believes that we are all Psychics and Healers.
She believes that it is time to stop comparing ourselves to others and let our unique gifts shine though by learning to listen to our own intuition. She will talk about the importance of protection, grounding and clearing in our daily lives. And the importance of ethic’s within our work such as maintaining confidentiality with our clients. She explains that these disciplines are the foundations that we work with and that they will help you to unfold your endless spiritual potential.
She will end the Workshop with a guided Mediation to show you how to ground, clear and protect so that you can incorporate these into your daily routine if you wish.

11.15 - 12.00
Energising with Laughter Yoga with Joe Hoare

An energising, revitalising, connecting workshop, experiencing the healing power of laughter yoga.

Oprah wrote: "Laughter Yoga combines laughter with yogic breathing exercises. It is a perfect way to laugh and get exercise at the same time. It approaches laughter as a body exercise so it's easy to laugh even if you're depressed or in a bad mood.
Last year I highlighted Laughter Yoga on my TV program. I've tried it, and it works."

My own personal wake-up changed my life forever, in one ripping instant. I realised from that spiritual catharsis that my life was one of service, and all my endeavours have been directed to that end ever since (1991). Even in the most corporate team-building and conference environments my agenda has always included encouraging people to connect with their good-natured, creative individuality and perform better not just for themselves but for a bigger picture for the good of all. And it works.

Following that thread, my personal development work is about empowerment: helping people wake up, come alive, be the best they can be, and enjoy the ride. Because this enjoyment is contagious, it gives others permission to enjoy the ride too. It stimulates qualities like connection & kindness, and its ultimate effect is to enhance people's experience of being alive, for the benefit of all.

I do this through courses, workshops, Retreats and one-to-one sessions. I do it however it works best, and find that the right people always attend the right session.

Professionally I have been running meetings, delivering conference sessions and providing workshops for over 30 years. My clients range from the international blue-chip companies (such as Kraft, Bank of Ireland, Novo Nordisk, Lloyds, Continental Airlines), to universities and colleges (including Bristol, Dundee, U.W.E, Cheltenham Science Festival), to charities and the Healthcare sector (Housing Associations, the NHS, Oxfam, NACTHPC, and others), and to the very experiential end of the spectrum like Glastonbury Festival.

In 2006 I set up the UK's Laughter Facilitation course, to teach others how to use this material. In 2000 I co-authored 'The Holistic Workspace', and in 2013 'Awakening the Laughing Buddha within' with the Barefoot Doctor.

12.15 - 1.00
Fairies and Unicorns Manifesting Meditation and Talk with Karen Kay

Experience the beautiful and magical energy of the fairies and unicorns in this uplifting guided visualisation. Manifest your heart-felt wishes and dreams for the highest good of all as you journey to fairyland with Karen Kay, the Fairy Lady.

Karen will also share practical ways of manifesting your wishes as you work in harmony with the fairies and unicorns. Suitable for children and adults.

Karen Kay is a Hay House Author and former BBC news editor who is now a Fairyologist. Her fairy journey started in her Grandmother’s garden where she used to make fairy perfume as a young girl! She currently writes a fairy column for Soul & Spirit magazine, and her new Fairy Oracle cards will be published in 2019. Join her newsletter at www.karenkay.co.uk to receive a free Fairy Door Meditation.

1.15 - 2.00
Mediumship Demonstration with Greg Smith

 2.15 - 3.00
Making Emotion Conscious - Leading to Spiritual Enlightenment with Nick Roach

Nick will be describing the relationship between the emotions that arise from situations in our lives and the events themselves. And perhaps more importantly, how to use this knowledge to improve our life and grow in consciousness. 
 
During this fascinating and practical talk Nick shares how to:
 
•         Connect with the stillness within 
•         Consciously face emotions as they arise
•         Work with life and take action as necessary
•         Become increasingly present and self aware 
•         Gradually realise one's true nature

Nick began his spiritual journey as an extremely unhappy teenager desperately seeking a way to end the suffering which everyone seemed to accept as a normal - if not vital - part of being human. 

 Nearing despair, he eventually found a spiritual teacher who taught him how to experience emotion consciously which, as he learned, literally transforms the emotion into consciousness. Over 25 years have since passed, during which Nick faced the emotion head-on as he’d been taught, and spiritual insights and experiences came quickly from the outset, deepening steadily over the years into the sense of Being where the peace does not end.

 Now the author of 4 books on the subject, including his own spiritual autobiography, Nick teaches others how to do the same.     
3.15 - 4.15
A Health and Wellness Journey Using Essential Oils and Plant Based Products with Angela Sakala

I am passionate about creating a community of people on their health and wellness journey that support each other through it. At the heart of the journey are essential oils and essential oil infused natural plant based products.
So what is the buzz surrounding essential oils all about?
Join me for an interactive presentation where we will be discussing what essentials are, how to safely use them and how they can support your health and wellness. I will also showcase a range of essential oil infused natural plant based products such as household cleaners, skin care, baby care and nutritional supplements.
I look forward to meeting you.