Taos Mountain Yoga Festival - AcroYoga w/ Alana Lee & HFL AcroSquad & so much more!

Join us for the inaugural Taos Mountain Yoga Festival presented by Taos Ski Valley and Blue Sky Retreat Center on July 27 - 28, 2019.

Schedule:

Saturday, July 27:
8:00am - 9:30am: Rise and Shine Yoga with Selena Isles Yoga
10:00am - 11:15am: Sound Bath Meditation - with Margarita Mansion & John Malone
11:00am - 5:00pm: Vendor Village
11:30am - 1:00pm: Acro Yoga with Alana Lee & HFL Acro Squad
1:30pm - 3:00pm: Fire and Flow with Albina Rippy and Roger Rippy & DJ Seriousblack
3:30pm - 5:30pm: Rocky Mountain High Vinyasa Flow with Rob Loud & DJ Seriousblack
5:30pm - 6:00pm: DJ Seriousblack
6:00pm - 8:00: Live Music
8:00pm - 9:30pm: Silent Disco

Sunday, July 28:
8:30am - 10:00am: Rise and Shine Yoga with Blue Sky Retreat
11:00am: DJ Brunch & Social
Cost not included in Ticket
*Times and classes subject to change

Tickets on sale online now until July 26 at 6:00pm MST. PURCHASE TICKET HERE: https://tickets.holdmyticket.com/tickets/343737

Vocal Opening Sound Journey

COME JOIN US FOR THIS: Vocal Opening Journey with Dr. Gwendolyn McClure, Ph.D.
Tuesday February 26th, 2019, 1:00-4:30pm
Join Master Vocal Sound Healer Gwendolyn in this energetically dazzling release workshop! Learn to use your voice to embody the frequency of Love, & Clear the rest!
Registration Fee: $45 Sliding Scale Available Upon Request
Space is limited! Please Pay in Advance at HFL; cash preferred
Bring a mat, blanket, pillow, water, an open heart, & a desire to release!
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In her 29th year as a vocal sound healer, Gwendolyn is very excited to come to Taos from Nevada City, CA to create magical clearing & healing with you all!

Contact Gwendolyn for general info or for a Private Session while she is in Taos: http://vocalsoundhealer.com; Gwendolyn@vocalsoundhealer.com; (520) 904-2043

https://vocalsoundhealer.com/vocal-opening-journey/

Self Spinal Alignment Workshop with Dr. Win Smith

Saturday February 16th, 2019, 2:30pm-6:30pm - Suggested Sliding Scale $10-$45

Dr. Win Smith, N.D., D.O.M., will lead this workshop on spinal care. Back, neck, hip, sacro- iliac joint, and other joint pain are very common in western society where we spend far too much time sitting at our computers or couch, and too little time exercising. Inactivity combined with aging and nutrient deficiencies or wrong diet often produce periods of acute and chronic pain as well as degenerative joint and disc diseases. Pain is the principal symptom that motivates us to seek professional medical care. But what if we could effectively treat or even prevent much of the back and neck pain that causes so much distress? There are naysayers who say it can't be done; that we must depend on someone other than ourselves to treat these problems. Dr. Smith disagrees. 

This workshop will cover common injuries and pain syndromes of the spine and joints and their causes, as well as the potential for their prevention and reversal. These include inter-vertebral disc injuries, degenerative disc disease, degrees of disc herniation, disc ruptures, disc desiccation commonly seen in aging and how to minimize it, as well as common conditions such as osteo-arthritis, stenosis, compression injuries, facet syndromes, dis-articular relationships of spinal joints, cartilaginous end plate degeneration, nerve root compression, and more. Dr. Smith will also demonstrate and teach the participants various methods for correcting articular relationships of common joint surfaces which give anyone the potential for self care. These methods may reduce or eliminate dependence on various professions while allowing one to enjoy greater flexibility and freedom from back pain. You don't need to be on a treatment treadmill! Pharmaceutical medications may mask a problem by reducing pain or relaxing muscles, and they often don't correct the true cause of the pain condition. Instead, they may damage delicate cells, ultimately leading to accelerated joint degradation. You don't need to let this happen!

Dr. Win Smith has been teaching natural and self healing methods as well as Traditional Oriental Medicine for 40 years. He is a full professor of TCM at the Southwest Acupuncture College, where he started teaching in 1981. He studied Oriental Medicine with Dr. Hsi Yu Tao, and has been in clinical practice since 1978 and licensed in New Mexico since 1982. He published the book Self Spinal Alignment and Other Life Extension Techniquesand its companion video in 1992. These techniques include methods of self adjustment of spinal joints in all segments of the spine, as well as rib heads and the sacro-iliac joint. Dr. Smith developed these techniques after suffering years of chronic pain as a consequence of his own back injury at the age of 16. Since developing these techniques, Dr. Smith has never required professional services to correct or treat misalignment or back pain, despite having been very active over the subsequent 51 years. Dr. Smith remains lithe and flexible, and is living proof that one can maintain spinal health with proper knowledge and self care techniques. 

Disclaimer: Dr. Smith nor the High Frequency Loft cannot and do not promise or guarantee resolution of any participant's disease or condition. All participants are encouraged to discuss treatment of their condition with their physician, including whether gentle active stretches are appropriate as a treatment modality for them. 

Winter Solstice Full Moon Throwing of Bones Ceremony

Saturday December 22nd, 1-3pm

Honor the shifting of the earth’s seasons, the cycles of the moon, and the passages in your life.

Join in sacred ceremonial space to share a Throwing of the Bones Ceremony. Receive guidance from the spirits for your personal path and the turning of the times on our earth.

The healing and doctoring from the spirits begin before we gather and will continue to touch your life after you receive the ceremony.

“I feel a dynamic, living force in this tradition. The bones speak through you powerfully and you carry this lineage with such grace and beauty. I feel called back to myself, affirmed in my path, shown the places I am traveling and have yet to go. Thank you so much.” -M.J.

$25 at the door

JoAnne Dodgson is a healer, teacher, and ceremonial guide in the ways of Ka Ta See, a tradition from the Eastern Andes. For more information, visit: www.joannedodgson.com

FREE Event: The Inner Electric Blast - EP Release & DJ ECSTATIC Dance Party Celebration

Lot's of activity in November and December this year, but here's an opportunity for us to have a little fun.

With one LP, Fovea, and one EP, Verve Crystal, both by Humboldt Been released on the Inner Electric Label in 2018, Inner Electric is hosting a reception to celebrate, mix, dance. DJ Wild Bill Imberger and the Electric Frontier will spin classic tunes including spinning in some of the new Humboldt Been tunes. Check out innerelectric.com for more information on the music and ask Inner Electric principal Jeff Thomason about the secret celebration that underlies this dance party. The key code: 30 years.

Thanks to the High Frequency Loft for providing the space. Looking forward to helping HFL make it worth their while. Friends and partners more than welcome.

Saturday December 1st 5:30-8:30pm, Free Event

The Indigenous Way of the Kaxinaua Tribe - Stories & sharings from the Shaman

Chief/Leader of the Kaxinaua Tribe from the amazon jungle is here to inform us on their indigenous ways of life. He will cover how they live, the struggles they face & share songs.

All proceeds go to benefit the tribe.

Saturday, November 10th, 12:30-2:30pm

Suggested Donation: $20

for more info email: jnnbeg2@gmail.com

Kirtan with the Band of Now - visiting Taos from Arizona

Friday June 15th, 7:30pm Sliding Scale $15-20 no one turned away for lack of funds!

Relax, breath and sing of beautiful things! 
Join us for a sweet evening of singing divine names and prayers. Kirtan is a call and response style of singing based in the Bhakti yoga science. Stilling the mind, softening the heart, evoking joy, and dissolving seperateness are just some of the magical benefits of this ancient practice. And it's just a sweet time in community. No experience necessary. Come join the band!
Check out our website:
www.thebandofnow.com

Meet the band.
Prem Vidu - Vocals & Guitar
Blessed to be raised by musical parents, growing up on the sweet sounds of barbershop and dominant 7 chords, Prem Vidu was always interested in the intention behind the music. After gaining his BFA in Percussion Performance & Jazz Studies, life eventually led him to share his devotion through song and prayer. Guided to facilitate spirit-medicine journeys, he combines 10 years of leading ceremony with an 8 year practice of chanting. With a lifetime of musical experience, he now offers Kirtan, inviting all to share their voices together in devotion. He currently composes for, directs and leads The Band of Now, blending Sanskrit mantra and English lyrics, creating a sacred space for healing, peace and joy to cultivate.

Cassandra Bright - Vocals, Percussion & Harmonium
Cassandra began her yoga journey in 1998. Overwhelmed with life at the time...synchronistically, yoga arrived. Her first yoga experience (an Ashtanga Vinyasa class) kicked her butt, yet she wept with gratitude -- she’d found her way Home. Yoga instantly meant more than movement or exercise; it meant reconnecting with Self, with that part that was quietly awaiting her return. Drawing her deeper into yoga, and to yoga teaching training, she completed her first 200 hr YTT in Scottsdale in 1999, then journeyed to mother India in 2007 to experience Nithya Yoga, where she became Ordained as a Yogacharya and Ananda Spiritual Healer. Her study of Self and Yoga continue, recently completing an advanced training in Yoga & Ayurveda.The opening of her center, Gilbert Yoga in 2003, has allowed her and many others to share the gifts of yoga with thousands, and to initiate others into teaching as well.
Beginning with an asana based practice, she now finds her heart immersed in Bhakti Yoga, singing with her partner Prem Vidu in their band, The Band of Now. Together they hold space for heartfelt, soul-stirring yoga-medicine to flow.

Joined by Kelly Love - Vocals & Harmonium
Kelly Love is a beloved and highly valued kirtan response singer and has toured and played with kirtan artists near and far such as Girish, Larisa Stow & Johanna Beekman. She has been on stages of the biggest yoga and kirtan festivals, BhaktiFest and ShaktiFest, as well as many others. Kelly plays harmonium and adds her unique harmony vocals complementing her lead. When Kelly is not traveling the kirtan road, she shares her healing light through Thai Yoga Massage and Reiki. She is the founder of One Sacred Pearl providing lovingly crafted ritual tools for your holistic healing. 

Starseed Taurus - Ecstatic Dance Party

For our third monthly event, we've got a super special night planned with not one, not two, but THREE extremely talented out of town DJs from Crestone, Albuquerque and Santa Fe as well as a live hand-drummer in addition to our Taos local staples, Planewalker and Julia Daye. Add to that the intelligent lighting system, amazing sound, projection mapping and last but certainly not least the delicious meals and elixir bar that everyone is raving about, and you've got yourself a night you'll never forget!

Moreover, Planewalker has a special offer on hand for pre-sale ticket buyers. If you buy a pre-sale ticket any time before midnight, the night before the show, you will receive a FREE copy of Planewalker's new 33-track DJ mix "Cónocht an Earrach" as well as a copy of his newest album, Planes of Consciousness.

This is going to be a night you won't want to miss!

The lineup...

AVERY RUNNER (Native Circuit - Crestone, CO)
Avery is a veteran DJ, producer and organizer of the Native Circuit series of events who plays across the Americas. His commitment and focus recently paved the way for him to perform at the gigantic Oregon Eclipse festival in 2017 as well as the 2018 Tribal Gathering festival in Panama. He has released his original music on Geomagnetic Records and Free Spirit Records, and knows how to throw down a seriously mind-blowing mix. Don't miss his set if you like it fast and furious!

https://soundcloud.com/avery-runnerhttps://www.facebook.com/djaveryrunner/

TRILLWAX (Santa Fe, NM)
Dylan Trujillo is one of New Mexico's most talented DJs and producers, making a serious name for himself in the region. He has recently playing sets at premier venues like Meow Wolf and Taos Mesa Brewing Co. along artists like Thriftworks, Attaya, Freddy Todd, Spoken Bird. If you like hip-hop and downtempo influenced electronic music and haven't heard him yet, you owe it to yourself. He'll blow your mind!

https://soundcloud.com/trillwaxhttps://www.facebook.com/TriLLwax/

TASSTIK (Waveform Wizardry/Sugoi Creative Collective - Albuquerque, NM)
Tasstik is an astral squishy crunchy bass mamma whose rhythmic journeys serve as a catalyst for unification and dance explosions. Based in Albuquerque, Tasstik has been flooding dancefloors with a variety of sound textures ranging from crunchy tribal bass and half-time, to wobbly dubstep and ewwy gooey snail snot. The vibrational journeys provided by Tasstik will awaken and inspire her constituents to experience the beauty of the universe in a new way. She believes every atom in the universe and cell in your body is vibrating constantly, and that this can be directed and enhanced through music as a channel for healing and solidarity. Come tune in!

https://soundcloud.com/sexyunicornbasshttps://www.facebook.com/sexyunicornbass/

JULIA DAYE (Taos, NM)
Julia has been moving dance floors since 2012. Offering an invigorating mix of sounds and rhythms from all over the world, she offers an alchemical experience through embodiment of beat. Mixing music “for the whole community,” Julia offers a uniquely ageless sound, inviting all to take part and move. Since Spring of 2013, Julia has been producing and DJing events of all kinds; private celebrations, festivals, dance clubs, large concert venues, dance/embodiment workshops, and not for profit events. In 2014, Julia created and began DJing and hosting a weekly world music music show for KNCE True Taos Radio in Northern New Mexico. The show, titled “What Are These These Things?” airs live every Tuesday 10 am – 1pm MST both locally and to an national online audience.

http://juliadaye.com/ http://soundcloud.com/julia-daye



PLANEWALKER (Street Ritual/Waveform Wizardry - Taos, NM)
Inviting you on a cosmic journey to the higher planes of the musical multiverse, Planewalker (a.k.a. Brennan Murphey) calls on his ancestral Irish and Egyptian roots to infuse his compositions with the ancient tones and rhythms of the druids and the magi. Entering into the world of music as a young child, he was performing on stage with his father Michael Martin Murphey (of Wildfire fame) at the age of 5, performing on the piano at the age of 12 and on the guitar at the age of 13. Completing his first electronic music compostion in 1997 at the age of 17, he is now one of the most prolific psychedelic electronic music producers in the United States and a Celtic harp player of national renown. With over 100 original songs released between his own name and his collaborative projects Chaos Control and Mister Chill’R, Planewalker has also produced official remixes for some of the most respected artists in psychedelic bass music and psychedelic trance including Desert Dwellers, Merkaba, Funky Dragon and Smoke Sign. Moreover, Planewalker has been featured on event lineups with Rabbit in the Moon, Ott, The Polish Ambassador, Phutureprimitive, Desert Dwellers, Kalya Scintilla, Bluetech, Random Rab, Govinda, Bird of Prey and Kaminanda. His debut full-length psy-bass album "Planes of Consciousness" was released in December 2017 by Street Ritual records. He has big plans for 2018 with his label imprint and production company Waveform Wizardry, which hosts the Starseed electronic music events in Taos, NM. He has just recently begin his journey into the ecstatic dance format.

http://planewalker.bandcamp.comhttp/://soundcloud.com/planewalkerhttp://youtube.com/metakineticshttp://www.ektoplazm.com/index.php?s=planewalker

LINEUP SCHEDULE:

7-8pm - Julia Daye

8-9pm - Tasstik

9-10pm - Trillwax

10-11pm - Planewalker

11pm -12am - Avery Runner

All ages welcome. Child friendly - kids 7 and under are free. PLEASE - NO ALCOHOL!

Bring Cash for Elixirs & VEGAN FOOD

This event takes place at The High Frequency Loft in Taos, New Mexico.

Visit https://www.universe.com/events/M29TS0?embed=open&ref=universe_facebook_push&eventref=fb_oea for more information and to get tickets

KYMAT: Water-Sound-Picture Cymatics Installation & Live Show w/ Crystal Bowls

Thursday March 29th, 8:15pm, Free Event - Donations Appreciated

Drop Sound Enlightenment ~ Relax Your Monkey Mind ~ Sonic Water

Join us on this meditative visual sound journey. KYMAT is a Cymatics Installation and live Show. Cymatics is the process of visualizing sound Frequencies and vibrations. In the beginning there was sound. The reason cymatics exerts such a strong fascination is that we are not conditioned to "see sound". Cymatics is like a magic tool that unveils the true substance of things audible, but conventionally invisible. With it one can recreate the archetypes of different forms of nature. KYMAT, by Sven Meyer, presents new findings from the Hamburg laboratory and invites the audience as Mad Professor to participate in an experiment. The experimental setup is simple: a camera is filming a container filled with a little water bottle cap. With meticulous and rich sounds Dr. Meyer adds sound to this water which makes vibrate. The water acts as a three-dimensional sculpture that translates the sound into images. Sound is visible and tangible.  Organic patterns, cell divisions, mandalas, ice crystals, sacred geometry, the Flower of Life.  In a never-ending interplay of chaos and order, the symbols and basic shapes in our world architecture.   

Links: www.kymat.de

https://www.facebook.com/KYMAT.GoodVibrations/

https://www.facebook.com/VivaconAguaCalifornia/videos/2130524280550706/