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Join us for a highly thematic, international and cross-cultural online celebration of an eerily universal and timeless tradition.

ALL HaLLowS : A HeartFire Halloween

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Join us for a highly thematic, international and cross-cultural online celebration of an eerily universal and timeless tradition: honoring the ancestors, the mysteries, and all souls during the magical window of this particular long weekend (whose dates include All Hallows’ Eve, Samhain, Día de los Muertos, All Saints Day, and more!)

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“When Prayer Meets Celebration, Sparks Will Rise!”

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ARTISTS & POETS

TREVOR HALL

Headlining Album-Release Concert & Personal Interview with Spiritual Dialogue

Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion–it was his life’s art.At sixteen, he recorded his first album. Shortly after, Hall left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where he studied classical guitar and was introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and his music.

Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music with touches of electronic elements, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Trevor quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community. Along with numerous pilgrimages to India, he has sold out the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado as a headliner and he also completed a series of sold–out international tours with artists such as Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti, John Butler Trio, Matisyahu and Brett Dennen.

IN AND THROUGH THE BODY, Hall’s latest record, releasing September 25th, 2020, presents his most mature sound yet, touching on the timeless human themes of love, struggle, growth and redemption. Hall uses a palette of genres that span from folk, roots–rock, indie, and electronic, all with a consistent wash of authentic far–Eastern influence.

Trevor Hall’s prior release, THE FRUITFUL DARKNESS, was his first independent release and the #1 music campaign of 2017 on Kickstarter. The album was released on June 1st, 2018 and premiered at #4 on the iTunes Alternative Charts. In the lead up to the new album, IN AND THROUGH THE BODY, Hall released a 2020 single featuring Brett Dennen, Put Down What You Are Carrying, which immediately became one of the top streamed songs in his scene.

Chapter of the Forest(2014) and KALA(2015), debuted at #3 and #2 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart respectively.

Hall and his wife, Emory, created the Where the Rivers Meet Foundation in 2020 in order to continue their humanitarian efforts in both India and Nepal. “After decades spent traveling across India and Nepal,” they say, “we were inspired to create a foundation that could give back to those lands and people that touched and impacted our lives so immensely.”

IN AND THROUGH THE BODY was produced by Brad Cook (Bon Iver, Hiss Golden Messenger), with additional instrumentation from Phil Cook (Megafaun) and Matthew McCaughan (Bon Iver), as well as vocal accompaniment from Emory Hall. Hall’s mother and sister also have vocal appearances on a song, making the album truly a family affair. The album was recorded in Durham, North Carolina and mixed at Great Stone Studios in Oakland, California (former home of Green Day) by Johnny Cosmic (Stick Figure).

Learn More: trevorhallmusic.com

Peia

Ancestral Hymns and Traditional Ballads

Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Southern Oregon. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Celtic and Old World European folk music. With the voice of a lark, Peia dances nimbly from Child Ballads and 17th C. Gaelic laments, to Waulking Songs, and Bulgarian mountain calls. She has traveled extensively over the past 10 years to uncover melodies wrinkled and wise with time, laboring to honor their language and stories, while bringing a piece of herself to each song she carries.

A powerful voice in the rising global community of people who are committed to restoring a balanced relationship with the Earth, Peia expresses her holistic vision and passion through her music, educational workshops and advocacy for social and environmental rights groups.

Peia’s revolving collaborative ensemble weaves in rich vocal harmonies, driving percussion, and intricate guitar work, together with her own instrumentation on charangon and harmonium to create lush, organic soundscapes. Her mesmerizing performances offer authentic re-imaginings of traditional musical treasures, along with a stunning repertoire of her own original songs.

Learn More: peiasong.com

Poranguí

World Soul Music to Move You

Reared among the three cultures of Brazil, Mexico and the U.S., Poranguí was steeped in various traditional forms of music, healing and ceremony since birth. Drawing from his cross-cultural background and ethnomusicology training at Duke University, Poranguí has over twenty years of international work experience as an artist, musician, educator, filmmaker, consultant and therapist, utilizing the healing properties of sound and movement to foster our individual and collective well being.

​As a live looping artist and one-man orchestra Poranguí weaves ancestral songs and indigenous rhythms from around the globe. Creating his performances from scratch using looping technology, Poranguí’s live grooves range from meditative to dance party, moving the body, lifting the spirit, and transcending the divide between performer and audience. His World Soul concerts have taken him around the globe and led him to collaborate with many artists, including current works with Shamans Dream, Liquid Bloom, and guided dance and meditation journeys with his partner Ashley Klein.

Learn More: porangui.com

Lily Fangz

Underground Hip Hop

Lily Fangz is about fully engaging in the creative explorations of life, biting down, activating those around with passion, perspective, and perhaps asking the questions that aren’t posed enough. Wordplay started way back- writing since she could hold a pencil, that process evolved into stories, sketches, poetry, rhymes. Her memory is capacious and flow sick like contagious- so she began to share her words and release them free from their pages. Gravitated towards performance poetry, a lot of slams, jams, and cyphers. Realizing making music and art is the only thing that can quench her thirst LFangz is here to chomp down and invites all to join the feast of engaging with this human experience!

Learn More: planetfangz.org

Original Currency: Mapacho Vol. I

Medicinal Hip Hop with Wayra & YashAkasha

Primordial presence meets purposed creative flow… and it’s fresh to death. Gifted sacred-song teacher, Wayra Wagner, and interdimensionally touring MC, YashAkasha, have joined forces to form a multilingual domestic collaboration like no other. Together they co-create the ultimate Medicinal Hip Hop fusion for the Current Era. The grooves make you move, the vocals are rich and rootsy, and the lyricism is right on the money. Through the ancient codex of rhythm and rhyme, we gain access to a secret alphabet, a universal language, and a supreme intelligence. This music merges worlds, drawing on cross-cultural roots, from Wayra’s Quechua-Muisca heritage to Yasha’s initiations in Kabbalah to the original principles of underground Hip Hop itself. They will be sharing songs from the new project where Mamacha+Papacho=Mapacho Vol. I…

YashAkasha has been performing poetry on stage and rhyming with a passion since his earliest childhood memories. Soon after his first homemade music video quickly gained thousands of views, his song for Standing Rock was selected as a finalist for a Hip Hop competition by Talib Kweli and Xiuhtezcatl Martinez. He then went on to release his first album, Rapture (2017), which was well-received, including press coverage in Delumin/a online journal. His second album, Renaissance (2020) is a recent release by Original Currency prod. Treaphort feat. Nirete “Amor” Llopis & published in collaboration with Golden Turtle Sound and YA Productions (a branch of Worldchangers Organization and YashAkasha LLC). YashAkasha has collaborated with many artists such as Lily Fangz and Srikala and shared the stage as an opener for artists such as Matisyahu, Liquid Bloom, Porangui, Amber Lily and Tubby Love.

“I’ve been watching your shows online and it sounds blessed.”

—Josh David Barrett (Lead Vocals for The Wailers)

Learn More: Original-Currency.com , YashAkasha.com

Ixchel Prisma with Jerry Walsh

Ixchel Prisma is a multi genre vocalist, instrumentalist, composer, and sound healer who brings the medicine of beauty through sound. Original uplifting lyrics are woven together with intertribal sacred music and soaring chants, submerging listeners into a full spectrum experience.

Learn More: ixchelprisma.com

Dream Seed

Full Sound Healing Ensemble

Dream Seed is a two-hour sound bath hosted by members of Golden Drum and Didge Project. Shamanic chanting, mantras, overtone singing, Native American songs, indigenous music, didgeridoos, crystal singing bowls, bells, gongs, harmoniums, tuning forks and other overtone-emitting instruments are used to create an environment conducive to deep relaxation and inward investigation. Participants are led through guided meditations and sound healing practices designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit.

“Tonight’s event was a spiritual ceremony first and a concert second. Not because the music wasn’t the most transcendent but because the function felt like it was to to connect with our souls and to elevate us and to heal us rather than simply to deliver music for enjoyment or entertainment.

It was the sound of the soul to align the souls to the greater spirit and it was effective and it was really powerful and it was spontaneous. It was loving. It brought us to the peace that does surpass understanding.” — Alex Grey

Learn More: dreamseedsound.com

Rachael Sessions & Josh Hines

Prayerful Musical Offering

From a cabin in the woods of Pennsylvania to a yoga studio in Princeton to a sanctuary at a holistic retreat center in the Hudson valley, Josh Hines has touched the lives of many through his music that inspires his audiences to open their hearts, and his presence that illuminates the path on their journey inward to peace and harmony through love. Beyond being a gifted singer/song-writer, Josh is also an energy medicine practitioner. He offers workshops and one-on-one spiritual coaching sessions based on his knowledge and experience of holistic health and nada yoga (the yoga of sound). Josh’s gift and mission is to serve the world as a bridge between the wisdom and grace of folk music, the balance and alignment of yoga practice, and the principles and energy of holistic health. An evening with him and his music is an empowering and healing experience on multiple levels.

Learn More: Rachael Sessions latest album on Bandcamp!

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TEACHERS & ELDERS

Buddhist Nun: Venerable Dr. Pannavati

Buddhist Dhamma Transmission

Ven. Dr. Pannavati is co-founder and co-Abbot of Embracing-Simplicity Hermitage and Co-Director of Heartwood Refuge, a new intentional community, and residential retreat and conference center in Hendersonville, NC. She is president of the Treasure Human Life Foundation. A black, female Buddhist monk ordained in the Theravada and Chan traditions, she remains a disciple of Great Master Kuang Seng, continues Vajrayana empowerments and teachings with beloved Rinpoche Zhaxi Zhouma and received transmission from Roshi Bernie Glassman of Zen Peacemaker. Pannavati is both contemplative and empowered for compassionate service. She conducts retreats nationally at over 50 centers and churches each year sharing living truths that are deep, yet apprehendable. She advises the cultivation of both wisdom and compassionate action. She believes is it fine to sit in temples and meditate and pray when things are good; when they are not, we are compelled to get off our pillows and do something. Let our actions line up with our intentions.

Locally, Pannavati founded My Place and housed 85 youth over 4 years. After their graduation from high school she created a state licensed and funded jobs training program and successful social enterprise for 3 years, My Gluten Free Bread Company. Pannavati has adopted many “untouchable” villages in India, helping them establish an egalitarian community based on Buddhist principles of conduct and livelihood, providing wells, books, improving their schools and providing micro-grants. Approximately 30,000 people live in these villages. She ordained the first Tamili bhikkhuni and visits each year to encourage and promote spiritual well-being and socio-economic development. She is a recipient of the Outstanding Buddhist Women’s Award; received a special commendation from the Princess of Thailand.

Learn More: heartwoodrefuge.org

Inka T’ito Q’osñipa Kuntur & Qori Qespe Wayta

Inka Nation of Tawantinsuyu

T’ito is an Inka Hamawt’a and Inti Yaya from Pomacanchis and Cusco, Peru. An Inka Hamawt’a is one who is a carrier and guardian of the sacred knowledge of the Tawantinsuyu. Inti Yaya means solar priest and is one who connects and communicates with the energy of the solar beings. T’ito is a descendent of the ancestral culture of Qanchis, who have lived in their ancestral lands for over 7,000 years. The Qanchis were a culture and spiritual tradition based on the number 7. The ancestral village of Puma Qanchi (Pomacanchi) is the sacred habitat of the 7 pumas, guardians of the mountains and valleys. These sacred lands are protected by the 7 apus, the 7 energies and colors of the rainbow and the 7 sacred lagoons. T’tito has authored several books on the spiritual wisdom of the Inkan ancestral traditon. It will be an honor to have his most recent book translated to English. He has been a guest speaker at local and international conferences on the prophecy, science, knowledge, mystery, philosophy and sacred doctrine of the Inkas of Tawantinsuyu. His life’s work is dedicated to awaken consciousness, to heal, to liberate and to unify the children of the Tawantinsuyu to help transform and evolve our cosmic being.

Q’ori is Quechua and was born in K’allka, a tiny town in the Sacred Valley, protected by Apus (mountains) Pachatusan, Pitusiray and Sawasiray. She grew up in the nearby village of Lamay with her mother and grandmothers, learning from them a deep connection to Quechua culture, healing, and the land. She has been guiding people on spiritual journeys for many years, having been called by the spirit. Her presence is strong and unwavering.

T’ito and Q’ori live happily together in the Andes mountains with their community and family, where they raise their child, share their knowledge with the world, and participate in the governing body of the Inka nation of Tawantinsuyu.

Learn More: coming soon!

Taino Elder: Maestro Manuel Rufino

Intertribal Indigenous Wisdom

Maestro Manuel Rufino is a recognized elder in the Taino tradition and World Director of M.A.I.S.C. (The Movement of American Indian Solar Culture). He is a spiritual guide, gifted ceremonial leader, and teacher of sacred initiatic traditions of the world. Maestro Manuel is also an artist, certified iridologist, naturo-therapist, vegetarian chef, and the visionary guiding the Golden Drum community and many vegetarian restaurants including Jungle Café in Brooklyn. Guided by his teacher, Maestro Domingo Dias Porta, Maestro Manuel has been following the trails of indigenous healing arts for over 40 years. Maestro Manuel travels around the world sharing initiatic traditions, leading workshops, lectures, sweat lodges, and healing rituals.

In 2010 Maestro Manuel and a number of his students opened Golden Drum as a space for sacred traditions in New York City. Founded to give voice to the worldview of Native Americans, indigenous peoples, and the esoteric schools, Golden Drum features living representatives and students of these great traditions.

Learn More: goldendrum.org

Sufi Sheikh: Pir Netanel Miles-Yepez

Sufi Storytelling & Remembrance

Pir Netanel (Mu’in ad-Din) Miles-Yépez is the current head of the Inayati-Maimuni lineage of Sufism. An artist, writer, and scholar of comparative religion, Pir Netanel studied History of Religions at Michigan State University and Contemplative Religion at the Naropa Institute before pursuing traditional studies and training in both Sufism and Hasidism with his pir and rebbe, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the famous pioneer of inter-faith dialogue and founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, as well as masters of various other traditions, including Father Thomas Keating. He has been deeply involved in ecumenical dialogue and is considered a leading thinker in the InterSpiritual and New Monasticism movements.

He is the translator of My Love Stands Behind a Wall: A Translation of the Song of Songs and Other Poems (2015), the co-author of the critically acclaimed commentary on Hasidic spirituality, A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters (2009), the editor of various works on InterSpirituality, including Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice (2012), and a new series of the works of the Sufi master, Hazrat Inayat Khan, annotated and adapted into modern English.

Learn More: inayati-maimunis.org

Jewish Rabbi: Tirzah Firestone, PhD

Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism

Rabbi Tirzah Firestone, PhD, is an author, Jungian psychotherapist, and founding rabbi of Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. Ordained by Rabbi Zalman Schachter Shalomi in 1992, she is a leader in the international Jewish Renewal Movement and a renowned Jewish scholar and teacher.

Tirzah earned a masters degree in counseling at Beacon College in Boston, Massachusetts in 1982, and a doctorate in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California in 2015. Her cutting edge research on the impact and healing of collective trauma draws on the fields of neuroscience, psychology, Jewish literature and mythopoesis. Her groundbreaking work called Wounds Into Wisdom: Healing Intergenerational Trauma (Monkfish, 2019) employs interviews, case studies, and her own autobiographical narratives to demonstrate how trauma residue passes from generation to generation and how it can be transformed.

Now Rabbi Emerita of her congregation, Tirzah maintains a private practice in depth psychology, and teaches nationally about modern applications of ancient wisdom and ancestral healing: how to transform patterns of suffering from our past and bring forth clarity, wisdom, and blessings for ourselves and those who come after us.

Tirzah lives in Colorado with her husband David. Together they have three grown children, Brianna, Emily, and Dakota.

Learn More: tirzahfirestone.com

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CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Quechua Sacred Song Class with Wayra Wanka Wagner

Wayra is a Muisca-Quechua traveler of spacetime, visionary artist, vegetarian chef, and sacred song teacher from South America. Born in Colombia and raised by her Mestiza-Quechua family in Colombia and Peru, Wayra has studied the ancestral healing practices and traditional sacred arts of her lineage. Wayra now lives in the mountains of Colorado, where she instructs Sacred Song Classes every week, co-facilitates meditation workshops with her partner Yasha, and supports the mission of Worldchangers Organization with her gifts and passions.

Profesora de cantos sagrados, artista visionaria, chef vegetariana, directora de Worldchangers Organization. Aprendiz de la Tradición Iniciática de las cuatros direcciones. Viajera del tiempo y del espacio en servicio al nuevo tiempo “Inkary”. Facilitadora de saberes ancestrales y círculos del sagrado femenino, creadora consciente, y estudiante de la vida.

Learn More: trismegistus.academy , worldchangers.us

T’ai Chi Ch’uan Martial Arts with Yasha S. Wagner

Dedicated to the vision of inner world peace, Yasha is an MC, polymath, and founder of Worldchangers Organization 501(c)3 and its Eight Limbs initiatives — which include HeartFire Festival, Trismegistus Academy, and the HauxHouse Land-Based Community Center. As a student of the Universal Initiatic College and an initiate of both the Inayati-Maimuni Order and the Intertribal Altar, Yasha leads ceremonial rites of passage and interprets dreams. He has also been traditionally trained and authorized to facilitate T’ai Chi, Breathwork, Zikr, and meditation. Having studied World Wisdom Traditions at Naropa University, Yasha is now completing his PhD in Jungian Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Since his earliest childhood memories, Yasha has been traveling all over the world, while actively receiving and sharing interspiritual practices and initiatic traditions.

Learn More: lucidlifecare.com

Chinese 5 Elements with Nirete Llopis

Nirete’s path to earth-based healing and the wisdom practices of indigenous peoples began at an early age. Now, after owning a yoga and dance studio, traveling to 25 countries, and studying various healing modalities and movement practices, Nirete has learned that we are most able to heal when our mind, body, and spirit are immersed in an environment that promotes healing. She has apprenticed and earned certifications in disciplines such as Yoga, meditation, and traditional Thai Massage. Nirete is now enrolled in a Masters of Science and Oriental Medicine degree program, where she is continuing to deepen her study of Oriental Medicine.

As a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic woman of color, Nirete feels a calling to provide opportunities for people of color to connect with indigenous teachings. Following her heart’s passionate mission, Nirete launched a cultural sanctuary in 2019 called Nourishing Nature, which uses soul-centered coaching and community engagement events to nourish the nature within. Nirete will be teaching an intro to the 5 elements system of Chinese Medicine.

Symbolism of the Sacred Chakana with Manuel Cedano Mongrut

Terapeuta holístico, iniciado en los conocimientos ancestrales andinos y amazónicos, profesor de meditación, canalizador y difusor de La Chakana 33, promotor del florecimiento de la consciencia humana desarrollando nuevos métodos y espacios que lo faciliten.

Indian Kirtan with Sheela Bringi

Deepen into bliss through your voice. Experience the art and joy of singing consciousness-transforming songs from the Indian tradition with Sheela Bringi.

Sheela is a classically trained Indian singer, harpist, and bansuri flautist whose work to bridge the musical worlds of India and America has been profiled by NBC News, NPR, Public Radio International, and others. She has performed in a wide range of venues, including concert halls and universities presenting traditional material, yoga studios leading kirtans and in dance clubs overtop throbbing, bass-heavy beats (she’s toured with Karsh Kale, DJ Drez, and many others). Sheela has extensive training in North Indian classical, devotional and Western musical traditions, and past teachers include Indian maestros G.S. Sachdev and Aashish Khan, and Western contemporary greats such as Cecil Taylor and Meredith Monk. She currently studies Hindustani voice with Sri Subhashish Mukhopadyay. She is based in Boulder, CO, where she teaches Indian Devotional & Raga Singing at Naropa University.

Learn More: shebrings.com

HeartFire Yoga with Raj Seymour

It wasn’t that long ago that Raj taught wilderness survival skills and environmental education to kids of all ages. One day the principle at one of the high schools he worked at, asked him to lead an all girls Yoga and Meditation class. While teaching asana, Raj would theme his classes on female empowerment, body issues and self respect. After a year and a half of teaching yoga to teenage girls, it became time to begin teaching to a more relatable audience. After finishing the 200 hour training he wanted more. Raj went on to get teacher certifications in AcroYoga, and with the YogaSlackers. He found that both of these training’s greatly complemented his teaching and created a profound shift in both his personal practice and his life.

Raj now co-leads several teacher training programs a year and teaches vinyasa and restorative yoga classes at several yoga studios in Boulder. He also teaches acro-yoga, partner yoga, and arm balance and inversion workshops. He also volunteers his time teaching yoga at local high schools and is on a committee looking to bring yoga into schools as an alternative to traditional P.E. classes. Over the years he has worked on keeping a beginner’s mind through study, practice and play Raj continues to strengthen his education and evolve his teaching style to keep it fresh and inspired.

Learn More: rajseymour.com

Breathwork & Cold Training with Kenleigh Vazquez

Bio coming soon!

Sufi Zikr with Pir Netanel Miles-Yepez

Pir Netanel (Mu’in ad-Din) Miles-Yépez is the current head of the Inayati-Maimuni lineage of Sufism. An artist, writer, and scholar of comparative religion, Pir Netanel studied History of Religions at Michigan State University and Contemplative Religion at the Naropa Institute before pursuing traditional studies and training in both Sufism and Hasidism with his pir and rebbe, Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the famous pioneer of inter-faith dialogue and founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, as well as masters of various other traditions, including Father Thomas Keating. He has been deeply involved in ecumenical dialogue and is considered a leading thinker in the InterSpiritual and New Monasticism movements.

He is the translator of My Love Stands Behind a Wall: A Translation of the Song of Songs and Other Poems (2015), the co-author of the critically acclaimed commentary on Hasidic spirituality, A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters (2009), the editor of various works on InterSpirituality, including Meditations for InterSpiritual Practice (2012), and a new series of the works of the Sufi master, Hazrat Inayat Khan, annotated and adapted into modern English.

Learn More: inayati-maimunis.org

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