Immerse Yourself in the Emerging Self Festival ~ Sept 17-19Sep 01, 2021 11:12AM ● By Kristy Mayer
Imagine a weekend filled with live music; African, Aztec and Native American drum and dance classes, performances and ceremonies; workshops; yoga and qi gong; sacred song and story circles around the fire; cool vendors, healthy food and community while surrounded by nature. This is the journey of discovery you will find on September 17-19, at The Emerging Self Festival, held at Eagle’s Landing Day Camp in North Brunswick.
Presented by Touch Mother Earth, a 501c3 non-profit, this outdoor festival invites attendees to emerge from the cocoon of limitation and expand into the butterfly of new self…and Self…awareness. This is a prime opportunity to explore the mind, body, spirit, and Earth connection while safely mingling in a open-minded community. The transformative experience of the festival draws from a collection of organizations, workshop leaders, musicians, dance instructors, herbalists, yogi, education specialists and others, working together to allow one to open the inner door to:
Express joy through music and dance, art and nature, and friendship,
Improve the self with workshops, yoga, circles, ceremonies, diet and practice
Give back to the community, build trust, and volunteerism.
The festival is perfect for all ages. Children can explore nature, write songs, make shakers, and more. Plus, Day Sanchez will lead a program for kids called Turning Fear into Safe Action. Jacqueline Hyacinth will be signing her new children’s book Celebrate the Magic.
SOMETHING FOR EVERY AWAKENING
From 3 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. on Sunday, come for the day (doors open 10 a.m.) or share a weekend of community in a large open space with live music and performances, workshops, hiking on marked trails, camping, healthy food, classes, circles, kid-friendly activities, vendors, ceremonies and more.
Aztec Ceremony of the Elements with Qigong and Water Blessing led by Cheryl Glover and Leticia Gutievaz
Dave Miller of EarthMovers Drum Collective leads a public drum circle
Faye Adinda leads as we get quiet around the fire, sharing songs and stories. Bring acoustic percussion, guitar, and/or flute.
Come early afternoon and tune up your djembe with Jim
On Stage Friday
Gypsy Funk Squad performs with Ana belly dancing + night of hooping + flow toys
Breathe in the morning with a Kundalini Lymph-Stimulating BreathWalk with Bharati Carla or dance to Zumba with Rosalba Mendoza
Join Reiki Healing for You & The Planet with Rayki Love from RAYKI School
Go on a Wild Food and Herb Walk with Stephen Hoog
Take African drum and dance classes with Yahya Kamate, Karen Miles, Jim Dav
Enjoy Native American Dance and Culture with Delwin Fiddler—Native American Ambassador/Cultural Artist
Take Partner Yoga with Lynne Christopher
Assist Tree Planting and Blessing: Why Do We Plant Trees? with Joseph Resch and Antinanco
Learn Buddhism 101: An introduction by Jeff Eisenberg
Join the Sound healing chant and Fireside Heart Share with Faye Adinda Music
On Stage Saturday
The Mystical Music of Mirabai Moon
Music with Faye Adinda and Robert Aum
Jeff Eisenberg and the Rock & Ram Kirtan Band
JourneyDance and Sound Sirens Ecstatic Dance with Joy Okoye & Serenity Entity
Dalien 13 Hands an evening of Sound Healing, Chant, and Song
Start off with Sound Journey with Lois Harrison
Join the Silent Bikram Yoga with Jaimie L. Adkins
Take the Medicinal Plant Walk with Jim Furey of Integrative Herbalism
Aikido Demonstration and Class with Renseikan /Aikido of Raritan Valley & Integrative
Belly Dance Performance and Class with Anadonis ‘Ana’ Nephilim & Luis Manuel
Learn about the Mayan Calendar as Synchronicity Engine with Jason Berube
Relax with The Emerging Self Moving Meditation with Inna Shapiro
On Stage Sunday
Jason Berube’s Medicine Show with singer/writer
Dennis Mc DoNoUgh (aka) of JUNG WOMBATS!
Triune Entity, a tribute to Barry Blues Holmes with some R & B, Funk, Soul
Led by Nganga Akinyele Onishigun Karade and Tom Vasile
Special Notes: To avoid allergies, the grounds are nut-free. Do not bring or sell anything containing peanuts or any other nuts. You may bring food or purchase from our food vendors. All materials brought in must be removed from the premises—we are a leave no trace event. Only certified service dogs are allowed (no pets). Smoking is in a designated portion of the parking area. No smoking on the main grounds.
Location: 74 Davidson’s Mill Rd, North Brunswick Township. For information and tickets, visit TouchMotherEarth.com. See ad, page 9.