Category Archives: Workshops etc.

We hope you enjoy our 2014 workshops!

Main Workshop schedule

Saturday:

9:30 – 10:00 am – Meditation with Paul Erickson (Workshop tent)
10:00 – 11:15 am – Yoga with Mélina Cinq-Mars (Pavilion)
11:15 – 12:00 pm – African Dance Fusion Workout with Beth Campbell & friends (Workshop tent)
12:30 – 1:30 pm – Dancing Freedom with Kalibri & Helen Pattinson (Workshop tent)
1:30- 2:15 pm – Hoop Meditation with Cookie Hoops (Soccer field)
4:00 – 4:45 pm – Beginner Hoola Hoop with Cookie Hoops (Soccer field)

Sunday:

9:15 – 10:00 am – Gong meditation featuring the “Music of the Spheres” with Theresa Lee & friends (Workshop tent)
10:00 – 11:15 am – Dance Church with Bernice Raabis (Pavilion)
12:00 – 1:15 pm – Yoga with Karuna (Workshop tent)
1:15 – 2:15 pm – Rhythmic Dance with Gisele Chouinard (Soccer field)
2:30 – 3:15 pm – Getting Slick with Hoop Tricks with Cookie Hoops (Soccer field)
3:15 – 4:15 pm – Traditional Mexican Instruments with Los Rastrillos (Workshop tent)

Other/Roaming:

Live painting demos with Matty Kakes.

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Childrens’ Workshops & Entertainment

Saturday:

9:15 – 9:45 am – Kids Yoga with Christine Oakley (Milky Way family tent)
9:45 – 10:30 am – Mainstreams interactive sand/stream trailer demo #1 (Playground area)
10:45 – 11:15 am – Kids’ Alphabet Hoop Game with Cookie Hoops (Soccer field)
12:00 – 4:00 pm – KIDS CRAFTS with Compassion Gorilla (Pavilion)
12:00 – 4:00 pm – Rainbow Country bubble blowing & misting station (Soccer field)
12:30 – 1:15 pm – STARCHILD ENTERTAINMENT KIDS’ SHOW! (Moonbelly stage)
1:45 – 2:30 pm – Starchild parade & percussion workshop #1 (Rainbow tent)
2:30 – 3:00 pm – Kiddonauts improv story time & music (Workshop tent)
3:30 – 4:15 pm – Mainstreams interactive sand/stream trailer demo #2 (Playground area)
4:30 – 5:00 pm – Puppet show with Sheilagh & Martin Lane (Workshop tent)
5:00 – 6:00 pm – Starchild parade & percussion workshop #2 (Rainbow tent)
5:30 – 6:00 pm – Magic show with Angus Magico (next to Moonbelly Stage)
7:00 pm – Relaxing story time (Milky Way family tent)

Sunday:

9:15 – 9:45 am – Kids Yoga with Christine Oakley (Milky Way family tent)
10:00 -11:00 am – Starchild parade & percussion workshop #1 (Rainbow tent)
11:15 – 12:00 pm – SLaP KIDS’ SHOW! (Moonbelly stage)
12:00 – 4:00 pm – KIDS CRAFTS with Compassion Gorilla (Pavilion)
12:00 – 4:00 pm – Rainbow Country bubble blowing & misting station (Soccer field)
12:15 – 1:00 pm – Mainstreams interactive sand/stream trailer demo (Playground area)
1:00 – 2:00 pm – Starchild parade & percussion workshop #2 (Rainbow tent)
2:15 – 2:45 pm – Puppet show with Sheilagh & Martin Lane (Workshop tent)
3:30 – 4:00 pm – Magic show with Angus Magico (next to Moonbelly Stage)
4:00 – 4:45 pm – Rhythmic dance for kids with Gisele Chouinard (Soccer field)
5:00 – 5:45 pm – Starchild Entertainment story-telling & magic show (Rainbow tent)
7:00 pm – Relaxing story time (Milky Way family tent)

*Parents, please make use of our Milky Way Family Tent in the cedars near the playground if you need a rest with your little ones. Come read a story, put your feet up, and have some quiet time.

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Mélina Cinq-Mars

Sat., 10:00 – 11:15 am – Yoga with Mélina Cinq-Mars (Pavilion)

In this class Mélina invites you to set your mind aside and to turn your gaze towards you heart centre. Set an intention for your practice. Together we will chant, breathe, and move with awareness in order to create a sacred moment for the festival.

After this Hatha yoga class, inspired and influenced by a variety of healing models, you will feel a sense of being established in the Self. You will know your centre. You will have a clear and calm mind. Your heart centre will feel open. Your body will be relaxed, energized and ready to enjoy a beautiful weekend of dance, music and new experiences.

Beth Campbell & friends

Sat., 11:15 – 12:00 pm – African Dance Fusion workout with Beth Campbell & friends (Workshop tent)

Come move your body and bring the energy up!  This is a FUN, high energy, aerobic workout to live drumming. Beth Campbell has been studying African drumming and dance for over 18 years and loves to teach. She has performed with Malicounda and the Afreaks at Starbelly, Unity, and Marketfest/ Streetfest.  She has also taught classes locally for the past 9 years.  No experience necessary, just a willingness to move you body.  All ages and levels welcome. 

 

Kalibri Anne & Helen Pattinson

Sat., 12:30 – 1:30 pm – Dancing Freedom workshop with Kalibri & Helen Pattinson

Join us for the practice of Dancing Freedom where we sweat, pray, play, and celebrate together using the medicine of movement, mindfulness and music.  Our workshop will connect us to the elements and encourage us to awaken the wild within. It is open to all ages, fitness levels.  No previous dancing experience required.  Bring water for yourself.

Kalibri Anne and Helen Pattinson are Certified Dancing Freedom facilitators and passionate advocates for the power of dance to heal, liberate and connect us to soul, community and the Earth. They are delighted to share their passion for Dancing Freedom at this year’s Starbelly Jam festival.

Helen-BioPickalibri

Cookie Hoops

cookie hoopsHOOLA HOOP WORKSHOPS WITH COOKIE HOOPS

Sat. :  10:45 – 11:15 am – Kids’ Alphabet Hoop Game with Cookie Hoops (Soccer field), 1:30- 2:15 pm – Hoop Meditation with Cookie Hoops (Soccer field), 4:00 – 4:45 pm – Beginner Hoola Hoop with Cookie Hoops (Soccer field)

Sun. :  2:30 – 3:15 pm – Getting Slick with Hoop Tricks with Cookie Hoops (Soccer field)

Jen Cookson, (aka “Cookie”) spun her first hoop on a winter’s night in 2008. That moment changed her life forever. She went on to explore the art of hoop dance, train as an instructor and deeply explore the healing power of hoola hooping through movement meditation, hoop poetry and blogging, and performance, and is now hosting spiritual hoop retreats in the West Kootenays. Cookie has been bringing a mountain of hoops to Starbelly Jam so people of all ages can kick off their shoes and hoop in the sunshine, and just enjoy the sublime music of Starbelly in the gorgeous setting of Crawford Bay, BC.

Hoop dance has evolved into a micro-movement dance form using bigger hoops, making it accessible to most people as a healthy and enjoyable activity. It brings us back to our childhood, and connects us with our inner child. Learning to play again as adults has been linked to relieving stress and anxiety and creating long-term wellness. Cookie has students as young as 3 and she had the opportunity to hoop with a man in his 90s at Starbelly Jam in 2011! She’s happy to assist anyone who wants to learn hooping and will be roaming the grounds all weekend giving free lessons!

 

 

Theresa Lee & friends

UntitledSun., 9:15 – 10:00 am – Gong meditation featuring the “Music of the Spheres” with Theresa Lee & friends (Workshop tent)

Theresa’s passion for learning and natural curiosity about the interconnectedness of all things led her to the Acutonics® system of vibrational healing. Theresa has trained in New Mexico with Donna Carey and Ellen Franklin, becoming a certified teacher of Acutonics® in 2012. In 2013, Theresa developed the Kootenay Sound Healing Centre, where she teaches and offers sound healing treatments.
Gong meditation featuring the “Music of the Sphere’s”
These cosmic sounds will reawaken our consciousness by connecting with the body’s natural harmonic frequencies. A deep sense of peace and relaxation is experienced as tension and blocked energy are released, allowing for healing, rejuvenation, balance and a sense of well being.  Please bring a blanket or cushion.

Bernice Raabis

bernice raabisSun., 10:00 – 11:15 am – Dance Church with Bernice Raabis (Pavilion)

‘I love to dance and I love people…. more than anything I love helping people find their love of dance, watching them use its power to open up to their full Divine potential”

A lifetime dancer Bernice’s passion is to awaken the dancer in others. She believes that the body has the potential to unlock ones own inner world and that inside lives our passion and ultimately the path to Divine truth. From performance artist to ecstatic dance facilitator Bernice has sat at the feet of masters in the ecstatic dance and movement therapy world and carries their lineage while bringing her own distinct flavor to the work. You can be assured to both cry and laugh while working with her…  hopefully all at once. Come as you are… no dance experience necessary… everyone is a dancer. 

Dance Church is a popular weekly event held on Sundays in Nelson BC, facilitated by Bernice Raabis, the Founder of Dance the Medicine, a Conscious Ecstatic Dance Practice. We journey via music and minimal direction inward, towards our own truth, then outward into the discovery of community on the dance floor.  What we understand about ourselves and others on the dance floor is a metaphor for all that happens in the every day dance of our lives. Nothing is needed, no experience or steps or fancy dress, just a love of dance and a willingness to let go. 

Karuna Erickson

karuna photoSun., 12:00 – 1:15 pm – The Joy of Yoga with Karuna (Workshop tent)

“From joy all things are born, by joy they are sustained, and into joy they return. This is the highest teaching” -The Upanishads
Celebrate the joy of exploring your body as a sacred space through a heart-centered yoga practice. This class will be an opportunity to deepen your experience of yoga with a challenging yet gentle flow of asanas.  Moving with steadiness and ease, while listening to the wisdom of your body, mind, heart, and spirit, you will practice meeting yourself with kindness and love.  By connecting more deeply to your inner alignment, you will uncover and embody the inherent qualities of your heart, and awaken to the exquisite peace, beauty, and joy of your true nature and of life. Our practice will be suitable for all levels of yoga experience.
Karuna Erickson has been a devoted yoga teacher, as well as a psychotherapist, for over 40 years. She teaches internationally, offering  workshops, yoga teacher trainings, and retreats which focus on the interconnectedness of body, heart, mind and spirit. She is the co-author with Andrew Harvey of Heart Yoga. Karuna is the director of Heart Yoga Center, a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance.  Her teaching style is gentle and loving, as well as energetic and awakening. Karuna’s many years of experience as a teacher and psychotherapist have created a compassionate sensitivity and attention to each student’s practice. See www.yogakaruna.com for more info.

Gisele Chouinard

gisele chouinardSun.: 1:15 – 2:15 pm – Rhythmic Dance with Gisele Chouinard (Soccer field), 4:00 – 4:45 pm – Rhythmic dance FOR KIDS with Gisele Chouinard (Soccer field)

Learn to dance with ribbons and scarves in this fun and creative movement work shop with local dancer and teacher Gisele Chouinard from Rhythmic Dimensions in Nelson BC. Gisele brings together many years of rhythmic gymnastics and dance training to her classes and work shops and is delighted to share her love and passion for expressive dance to all!

 

Matty Kakes

Live painting demos

Matty Kakes. I am inspired by the spontaneous and temporary nature of street art; the anti-capitalism sticker on a stop sign, the dripping tag on a dumpster, the puddle of dog pee that vaguely resembles the virgin Mary. Brushes, stencils, cans and markers can all be employed as weapons against the mundane and monotonous backdrop of the urban landscape.

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