UPLIFT Festival is a globally live-streamed 4-day Festival happening in Byron Bay. An acronym for Universal Peace and Love in a Festival of Transformation, UPLIFT brings together some of the finest global evolutionary leaders who will join millions worldwide calling for a positive shift for Planet Earth.
UPLIFT 2014 supports the understanding that we are all fully connected to each other and that the essential truth of Oneness is the foundation of all life. This year’s extraordinary line up features some of the world’s most current consciousness leaders including Lissa Rankin New York Times best-selling author of Mind over Medicine, Dr Bruce Lipton, author of Biology of Belief and The Honeymoon Effect, Charles Eisenstein author of New York Times best seller Sacred Economics and the inimitable Dr Patch Adams who will be hosting his own Spontaneous Collaboration tent during the festival!
Additionally, this year’s event will include an expanded Youth stage featuring workshops and panels aimed at inspiring the millennial generation. Global youth leaders include Joshua Gorman, co-founder of Generation Waking Up, Indigenous Youth leader Taikaiya Blaney, Native American Youth Poet Lyla June, Earth Guardian Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and many more. These enlightened youth offer unbelievable belief in the power of our new generation to lead the world towards a truly environmentally and socially sustainable future. To support our local youth, UPLIFT will be offering full festival discount passes for only $50 for youth aged between 13 and 21.
Included in this years line up will be a special focus on Indigenous Wisdom with honored guest presenters, Native American Elder Agnes Baker Pilgrim from the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers, Traditional Custodian of Uluru Uncle Bob Randall, and local elders from the Bundjalong Nation. These elders will share the importance of honoring ancient knowledge at this critical time in history.
The Festival unites a dynamic tapestry of disciplines that stimulates mind, body and heart, featuring experts from the fields of science, wellness, art, music, ecology, new economics, indigenous culture, the wisdom of youth and more. The program features inspiring lectures, interactive talks and dynamic panel discussions, plus ongoing sessions featuring yoga, dance, devotional chants, sound therapy, art workshops and a dynamic youth space.
With the huge response to the 2013 program, UPLIFT’s organisers have expanded the event to include a larger breakout tent, which will deliver dynamic and innovative workshops plus a new Embodiment tent featuring internationally renowned yoga and dance facilitators. The outdoor UPLIFT Oneness village will include an eco-marketplace and global organic food court. Other highlights include an expansive children’s village, massage and healing space, Tulsi Tea lounge and a Tibetan Gompa tent hosted by the Gyuto Monks of Tibet who will be creating a live sand mandala throughout the weekend.
The evening hours are devoted to the best of world music and uplifting beats from international musicians and world-class Australian acts including the devotional chants of Deva Premal and Miten and Sacred Earth, Isreali master musician Eliyahu McLean, USA singer/songwriter Trevor Hall and Middle Eastern fusion band Hamsa!
The 2014 UPLIFT Festival inspires a deep sense of hope and provides a meeting place for people of all ages and traditions to share, celebrate and envision the world we want to create.
For more information visit: www.upliftfestival.com
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