Spirit Festival for ALL Ages


Byron Spirit Festival all over Mullumbimby, Feb 17-19, 2012

For the young, the elders, and everyone in between, the inaugural Byron Spirit Festival welcomes all for an expansive range of stimulating and creative activities and events.

Open to the public throughout the festival is our Healing Village. This is an offering to the community, and all are welcome to cruise around and drop in. Located around the Mullum Civic Hall parklands, the carefully selected choice of healing modalities will include: ZenThai Shiatsu, Community Acupuncture, Kahuna Sciences, Flash Mob Chair Massage Crew, Mayan Readings with Vasumi, Sound Showers with a mix of kirtan wallahs and musicians, and a Free Healing/Cuddle Tent where all can receive and give healing freely and spontaneously. The Spirit Festival is honored to also have the participation of the Gyuto Monks of Tibet. Throughout the weekend the monks will create a sacred sand mandala, and Gen Lama will be available for personal pumas and spiritual advice. The monks will also perform in part of the Saturday night concert with Deva Premal & Miten.

Kidlandia is the family and kids space provided by Red Tent Yoga and Green Gene Kids inviting children from five years of age and up to participate in a diverse program of Yoga, Theatre Arts, Story Telling, Craft, Music Making, and more. Presenters are all highly experienced professionals in their fields, and have been well sourced to insure that children will have a memorable experience at The Byron Spirit Festival. Kidlandia will be in the main area of the festival, around the Mullum Civic Hall. Kidlandia space will be in action from 9-5, Saturday and Sunday. A child minding service is also available for $5 per hour, from 5-8pm on Sat and Sun from the ‘Green Gene Kids’ business in the ACE space.

In addition to the dozens of workshops in yoga, tantra, dance, ayurveda and kirtan, the festival will present an Elders’ Council forum in the Chai Tent on Sunday from 12noon – 2pm. Chaired by author/comedienne/artist/columnist Mandy Nolan, the panel includes Australian actor Tony Barry, celebrant and author Zenith Virago, Starseed’s founder Dan Schreiber, multi-instrumentalist, healer and performer Darpan, Insight counsellor, astrologer, poet, and peace activist Maha Lakshmi, author, facilitator, rites of passage pioneer Amrita Hobbs, Mayan calendar devotee Vasumi, and indigenous elder Lewis Walker. This is free and open to the public, so all are encouraged to come join in the discussion that will tackle the big questions about life in the new age, and/or ages!

The full program & tickets available online; www.spiritfestival.com.au