ReConnect to your innate state of bliss through nature, self and others. Using a variety of healing modalities we will remember how amazing life truly is.
Drop into a hidden oasis at the beautiful MotherTree, a conscious community in the hills of the Pacific Palisades.
Set your intention with the ancient power of the Blue Lotus Flower. Journey to the top of Topanga Canyon’s “Inspiration Point”. Embody your Intention through guided mindful movement. Experience the healing power of non-sexual touch through a contact improv cuddle workshop. Allow the nervous system to unwind and integrate your intention through a sound healing meditation.
What is Blue Lotus?
The plant, a natural sedative, originates from along the Nile River, in Egypt. For thousands of years it was used by the native people as part of religious ceremonies in which they would use these sacred blue flowers to reach higher levels of consciousness.
Blue Lotus contains nuciferan (a natural anti-spasmodic) along with aporphine, which will give you feelings of calming euphoria.
The effects of Blue Lotus seem to differ between different people, but its principal effects is what made this plant popular among the Egyptians. A calm sense of euphoria overtakes many users of the plant. It is often compared to MDMA, albeit less intense and more calming than stimulating. Depression can be alleviated in this way and, while not permanently, can give the user an opportunity to look at what causes their depression and really take something away from the experience.
In many people there is actually a mild, stimulant-like effect that is felt after taking Blue Lotus. The sedation is present, but the tingling, body energy sensation of stimulants fills them as well. This calm is a psychoactive property appreciated by it’s users.
The Mother Tree, Pacific Palisades
(Address provided upon ticket purchase)
Saturday February 29th, 2020
3:00pm – 7:30pm
3:00pm – Arrival and Introductions
3:33pm – Blue Lotus Ceremony
4:00pm – Silent Meditation Hike to Inspiration Point
4:44pm – Sunset Movement Journey
6:00pm – Contact Improv Cuddle Workshop
7:00pm – Sound bath and Integration
This will be an intimate event with limited spots available.
$88 – No one turned away for lack of funds. Pay what you can is also accepted.
* We will be outside and moving so wear loose fitting, comfortable layers.
* Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated.
CONTACT IMPROV CUDDLE GUIDELINES:
* Maintain your own safety
* Set clear boundaries! If it’s not a clear YES, then it’s a no. Do not tolerate things that don’t feel good.
* When others communicate their boundaries, pay attention! This is a dance of listening. Don’t move others forcefully or make choices for them. Instead make suggestions and see how they respond. If you get a “no,” don’t take it personally.
* Move slowly and with awareness.
* This is a non-sexual space. If you get aroused, move away from the arousal. Physiology happens, there’s nothing to be ashamed of… just don’t follow that impulse. Learn to separate touch from sexuality.
*You are encouraged to remove jewelry, especially if it’s sharp or dangly.
* There is a safe space. No photography or filming allowed.
Phoenix Thunderbird is the founder of TribaLights 501(c)3, and Mindful Movement. He is a Yoga Instructor and transformative workshop facilitator. Phoenix brings an extraordinary empathy with the human need for community and spiritual growth from his own history of overcoming mental health issues. His mission in life is to share his insights and help others find inner peace in a non-judgmental, safe space. His Foundation and event productions continue to inspire participants to engage in dance, meditation, breath work, yoga and related arts.
Sequoia Belle La Vie is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, Sound Healer and Sacred Sexuality Coach. In her ongoing spiritual quest she has become passionate about plant medicines, ancient wisdom, and anchoring light on earth. Sequoia is on a mission to help people find a deeper inner awareness and to tune-in to their highest truth through vulnerability, connection and alternative healing modalities.