AWAKE Evergreen is all about commUNITY! This means we need YOUR help to plan this festival. We need all types of people to contribute to this weekend-long wellness event.
Do you know some engaging vendors? Do you know future readers, crystal sellers, arts and crafts makers, clothing sellers, or snacks/beverage vendors? If you would like to see a specific vendor at AWAKE share their contact information with us and we will reach out!
Who are your favorite musicians? They can be local or national, we are open to any and all suggestions. Send their name along and we will do our best to get them on board.
What about topic ideas? Is there a certain topic you would be interested in for a workshop? Sexuality, psychedelics, gut health, stress reduction, embodiment, anything goes! Share your interests and introduce us to your favorite experts in these fields.
My long ago thought was “I could be so healthy both physically and mentally if I could just access all these amazing health guides but I can’t afford it and I don’t know who to go to.” My vision is to bring them all together affordably at #AWAKEEvergreen. I believe we need to re-learn how to care for ourselves and shine affordably and wisely. Less dependence on the MAN! It is very common for people to struggle with giving away our power to the health care providers in the “white coats.” We do not need to give our power away anymore - we have the commUNITY available to us so we can learn to take excellent care of our body, mind and soul intelligently and affordably.
This is why these vendors, speakers, partners, musicians, and presenters will be community sourced, so everyone has access to the wellness they deserve and want.
So far we have covered the WHAT and the WHY of #AWAKEEvergreen! Let’s talk about WHEN!
When is AWAKE Evergreen?
#AWAKEEvergreen launches October 1-3, 2021!
This three day festival is taking place during one of the best times of year in Colorado! The average temperature the first week of October is 61 degrees. It is crisp, comfortable, and beautiful! I am so excited to flow, breathe, and connect with this beautiful commUNITY during the amazing Colorado Fall. The venue is outdoors and surrounded by wildlife. It is so powerful to have a large group of people gather and move and breathe as one.
Also, COMING SOON - COUPLES RETREAT!
June 19th is quickly approaching, and this year has been an interesting one for couples. Early bird pricing has passed, but tickets are still very affordable. For $159 per couple, you will get to be a part of this inspiring one day retreat.
This retreat uses information from “Getting the Love You Want” by Harville Henrix and “Wired for Love,” by Stan Tatkin.
In AWAKE’S one-day, deep-dive workshop you’ll learn:
I use these tools in my own marriage and I’m happy to get personal about how hard it is to shift old cycles and stop the cyclical fights. But we can do it! We just need the tools and the patience to learn, implement and then shift. It feels so good to be in true intimacy with our partner that it gets easier to follow the new playbook after a while :)
Hello again to this beautiful commUNITY!
I hope you are all feeling peaceful and at ease. I am back with some more exciting updates. It is an honor to be able to share every step of the planning process with you all because this is an event for YOU.
Tickets are selling! Time is limited to snatch up the early bird pricing. This first round of tickets are meant for people who want to be involved in the co-creation of AWAKE Evergreen. There are many positives to purchasing tickets early. The VISIONARIES will receive a sweet gift and discounted ticket prices. There are only 108 early bird tickets available, so do not wait.
We officially have our first partner, Taspen’s Organics!
“Taspen's Organics is not just another skin care and wellness company. They are on a mission to make our customers healthier. They are committed to healthy skin, body and healthy people.” Taspen’s offers a huge array of products that are good for you inside and out.
If you purchase one of our super early bird tickets for only $108 through June 15, you will receive the 5-piece gift set from Taspen’s when you check in to AWAKE weekend-of event. This gift set includes: an eye cream, wrinkle serum, face cream, No More Aches Plus Cooling Full Spectrum Hemp CBD Topical Cream, and Full Spectrum Daily CBD Hemp Oil. Taspen’s is so generous and we appreciate their believing in peaceful, awakening commUNITY with us!
Last week I shared WHAT AWAKE Evergreen is, now I would like to share the WHY.
Why are we doing AWAKE Evergreen?
The past year has been a lot of things, but one of the main things is isolating and disconnecting. AWAKE Evergreen is all about reconnecting with self, others, and nature. This commUNITY needs to come together and realign at AWAKE Evergreen. (We will observe any COVID related safety precautions and limit attendance if necessary.)
There is something so special about breathing and moving with a large group of people. The past year has taken this practice away from a lot of us. AWAKE Evergreen is the time to come take a deep breath as a commUNITY.
This festival is meant to be CO-CREATED. AWAKE Evergreen will feature presenters YOU nominate, vendors YOU suggest, and workshops YOU would enjoy. A commUNITY, Co-Created Wellness Festival built by LOVE for YOU! Please send us your ideas for favorite vendors, musicians, presenters and the themes you’d like to see offered. We love you and can’t wait to see YOU!
That discomfort you are feeling is equivalent to your current level of disconnection from presence/source. I know it may be hard to believe but these unpleasant physical and mental feelings are a gift.
The discomfort (AKA Dhukkha/dissatisfaction in Buddhist terminology) is just like an upset toddler inside of you needing your attention. I know it’s tempting - especially in our culture that values better, more and faster doing - to stop and attend to your uncomfortable physical and mental feelings.
Of course we want to numb or distract ourselves! Unfortunately, mainstream culture is right there to encourage our numbing and distraction. No matter how foreign it feels I encourage you to be brave and to do the opposite of what our stressed out mainstream culture has taught you. Slow down, feel and be with. After all, you are a human BEING not a Human DOING!
Through that discomfort - an excellent exercise to be "with it" is by using Tara Brach's acronym RAIN (recognize, accept, investigate and nurture) - is the freedom you so deeply deserve. It’s actually your birthright to be free, peaceful and at ease. Our culture just taught you to look the wrong way for your peace of mind. Hint, it's not "out there," but instead "in there!" You just have to go through the muck to get there. I know it’s not easy to be with your self sometimes but you are worth it!
If you would like some support in being with and working through the discomfort to return to your birthright of peace, ease and JOY, please join us at one of our day long retreats or Oct 1-3 at AWAKE Evergreen :)
If you know me, you know that creating gatherings that nourish and UNITE commUNITY is one of the main passions in my life. Some of you may even remember our first ever yoga and music event (co-created with the loving guidance of the legendary RR Shakti) Yoga Rocks Mountain Fest at Planet Bluegrass in 2009. After that it was Yoga Rocks the Park, Friday Night Yoga Club and the Denver Chant Fest (co-created with Dakini Ma).
Things keep evolving and deepening and twelve years later I’m thrilled to announce our latest commUNITY wellness gathering, AWAKE Evergreen. This is a concept that has been percolating in my heart and soul for years, and it is finally manifesting. I’ve always been hungry to combine awakening with whole body and mind wellness. A few years back the question, “as we awaken to taking care of our Selves wholly why can’t all the ancient healing modalities and practices be available to us, affordably in one easy container we can all practice in together?” This is the driver behind all the AWAKE gathering over the years.
Let’s co-create a container of love, acceptance and JOY where we can connect with each other, having fun while accessing the wellness and awakening that helps us thrive individually and as a global commUNITY! Tickets are already selling, so if you are interested, head over to the AWAKE site to secure the early bird pricing.
So what is AWAKE Evergreen?
AWAKE Evergreen is a three day wellness festival in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado. This festival will not only be one of the first times we will all be gathering as a community since Covid impacted our lives last year, but it is a way to spend three days exploring all things wellness.
AWAKE Evergreen will include a full schedule of fulfilling options. It is my mission to make this a space that brings health to mind, body, and soul. There will be physical offerings such as yoga, conscious dance, meditation, nature walks, and Qi Gong. There will be mental-health offerings such as talks on mindfulness, nutrition, and relationships. There will also be nourishment with food trucks and restaurant partners. Lastly, there will be fun shopping options with vendors offering a variety of goodies to check out.
This festival is in its first year. AWAKE is grassroots and authentic. The best part, to me, is that this festival is all about community. I want to hear from YOU about what you’d like to see at this festival. Is there a certain musician, wellness-facilitator, topic, or practice you are particularly interested in? Reply with a suggestion and we will do our best to bring it life for you. AWAKE Evergreen is my dream, but it is for our commUNITY.