May 5-7, 2017
Camp Location: 1327 Camp Cedar Point Ln, Makanda, IL 62958
Treat yourself to a weekend of playing with friends, while elevating your vibrations with live music, entertainment and creative class offerings at Camp Manitowa’s newest facility in southern Illinois. Many local musicians performing throughout the weekend. We’ll dine on vegan meals from Wheelie Good Food Dood & Vegan Evangelist, Chris Powers & Culinary Crafter Kait Kennedy throughout this festival for all. Families are welcome. Kids activities village, a healing village, and adults only areas throughout this 250 acre camp.
You may choose to practice yoga indoor or out, frolic in various outdoor and lake adventures, and experience acro yoga and hooping, all with lots of love and laughter. Come find your vibe with a weekend of jam bands, centering, joyful play and good food. Accommodation options range from DIY tent camping, platform tents, to air conditioned lodging in private rooms or an entire home for your group. Paths for cycling, trails for hiking, water for floating, even rocks for climbing are all on the property just a 2 hour drive from St. Louis.
The Strange Places:
With a lap steel, stand up bass and Kristo’s magic mic, this band’s sound has been described as psychedelic country, and their music is certain to get you shuffling your feet. Band members include: Kristo \\ guitar & voice
\\ JJ Hamon // lap-steel + magik box // Chris Powers \\ bass & voice \\ Mark Dailey // drums
Old Time Assault:
Old Time Assault formed in late 2013 as a claw-hammer banjo project, fronted by St Louis singer/songwriter Jason Rudd. The band has performed at various bars and clubs in St Louis over the past 3 years as a trio, duo and even solo with Jason Rudd performing claw-hammer banjo, kick drum and vocals with resident fiddler virtuoso, Sean Kamery. The 12 track debut album, Caxton, is scheduled for release March 21, 2017, with the release show the following Friday, March 24 at Pop’s Blue Moon in St Louis.
With instruments including the banjo and saxophone, this jam band will entertain us with covers and originals, while the fire dancers, hoopers & acrobats join in to create a Magickol show.
The queen siren of St. Louis’ local taverns and late night dive bars, this sultry songstress has stolen the drunken hearts of many who wander the South Side with her soulful interpretation of blues and country.
Les Gruff & the Billy Goat:
An americana, country, folk, blues songwriter group from St. Louis, MO, Les Gruff and the Billy Goat’s Americana songs are Inspired by artists including Cat Stevens, James Taylor and Waylon Jennings.
Joshua Stanley Band:
Joshua Stanley, was born into a family immersed in musical influence in the heart of the Midwest. With a grandfather and father who played guitar and sang in country western bands, Joshua was destined to perfom. Joshua learned to play not only guitar but piano, trumpet, and drums beginning at an early age. The ability to connect people to a time or emotion fuels Joshua’s song writing. Joshua Stanley’s musical style is that of traditional country western seasoned with pop, r&b, and blues influence. Listen to Joshua Stanley Band.
The Maness Brothers:
Brothers Jake and David Maness grew up in O’Fallon, Missouri on a steady diet of Hendrix and Canned Heat. The obvious end to a childhood of rock & roll is a band, but it took the Maness Brothers twenty some-odd years to start writing together. David Maness on Guitar & Vocals // Jake Maness on Drums & Vocals // Richard Grissom on Harmonica // Kit Hamon on Bass & Wurlitzer.
Debby Siegel, Yoga Evangelist, YoGoGirls
A giggle erupting, blur on a bike, rock monkey, hugger, and yoga evangelist, Debby of YoGoGirls offers yoga workshops and classes that ignite joy and crush fear while creating connections. Connect with your breath, your Self and your mat through Debby’s lively & mindful variety of conscious-living yoga. She brings her playful energy and love of the Earth to each yoga experience she offers. Her navigation skills honed while parenting teenagers, Debby can get you giggling and bending in ways you’re certain to relish. She believes in six impossible things before breakfast and that through yoga, mindfulness, health, adventure, the outdoors, family, friendships and gratitude, we all progress.
Press Play Yoga with Live Music:
A 75 minute playful yoga class set to live classical guitar and harmonica. We’ll connect to the sounds of music, nature and our breath. Join Yoga Evangelist, Debby Siegel of YoGoGirls for a 75 minute spirited yoga class and get ready to release your inner child, the playful person who connected without those pesky labels and biases added by society over the years. This class will be accessible for anyone attending. No yoga experience necessary. Experience playing is required.
Samuel Petit, III While he has a regular meditation practice, sitting still is not in Samuel’s nature. Samuel’s passions for performance and professional acrobatics are second only to his passion for understanding the Lord. He received a Bachelor of Science in Theatre and Film in 2014 and since has been earning a living as a Performer, Model, Video & Media Specialist, Yoga instructor, Hand Balancer, Aerialist, Acrobatics teacher, Security Guard, Concert Rigger, Contractor and Carpenter. Samuel is the Co-Owner of Arkansas Circus Arts LLC, and founder of Arkansas AcroYoga LLC, Petite Homes Inc, SP photography LLC and Samuel Pettit Yoga LLC. A traveler, thrill seeker and a herbalist/farmer with his own sustainable off-grid tiny home eco-village located in Holland, Arkansas, Samuel will be bringing his gifts to Manifest Station and sharing his love of acro with us all.
Moira Killoran, RYT
Throughout her youth, one would find Moira in the pool, gymnasium and track. In college at Wash U, she ran with long sticks while pole vaulting for her school. Yoga showed up as a way for Moira to supplement her track training while aligning and healing her body. It wasn’t long until she found her place in the front of the yoga classroom as a teacher. Moira uses lessons learned on her mat to transform her life; taking big exhales while letting go of jobs, apartments, and relationships to make more space for good. Now the coordinator of Campus Kitchens, a non profit that rescues food to fight hunger in St. Louis, she teaches yoga at Yoga Six, in prisons and a women’s home. Moira believes everyone deserves the chance to feel at home in his/her body. She invites students to challenge themselves on the mat where they are grounded and safe so it isn’t as scary out in the real world. Moira will join Samuel & Debby in guiding acro yoga at Manifest Station and find her for an evening stretch on Saturday too.
You’re never too old for airplane! Join Samuel, Debby and Moira for a playful partner yoga class where you will find some air time flying high with friends. Join us solo, with a friend or family member. This class will have something for everyone. All acro yoga poses will include the safety of a third person as an educated spotter. Some yoga experience recommended. Bring a yoga mat or two, water, and for clothing suggestions, visit Debby’s blog article on acro yoga >> http://blog.yogogirls.com/
Amy Greenley, Foxy Fit Studios
Hula Hoop Instructor at Foxy Fit Studios
Amy Greenley, or Amy Inspiral in the flow community. At the age of 18, Amy discovered a simple circular toy that has been around for almost 60 years, the hula hoop, and she’s been hooping since. Five years later, and Amy is teaching and performing hula hooping at festivals around the country. This sacred circle has helped her find peace. She’s am extremely grateful to have found it and to be able to share it with you at Manifest Station 2017.
In 2012, Kait Kennedy achieved her Hoopnotica Hoop Dance Certification and has been teaching since. She currently teaches at Rising Goddess Fitness in Westmont, IL. She loves to inspire people of all ages to get inside the circle. She and Amy recently taught hooping workshops at The JAMboree in Denver. It was the most beautiful and uplifting experience. Kait is also a vegan chef who received her degree from Le Cordon Bleu in 2012. She will be assisting with food prep and bringing some yummy recipes to Manifest Station.
Join Amy & Kait for an hour long session with a series of 3-5 hula hoop tricks and learn transitions into each. Novice hoopers welcome and encouraged!
Kelsey Kaleta is a performing artist and 200-hour registered yoga teacher out of St. Louis Missouri. Her background includes belly dance, ballet, jazz, and theatre arts. She first began practicing yoga in 2011 and felt right away that this was the guidance she has been looking for. Kelsey received her certification as a yoga instructor in 2012 and since then has been actively teaching Hot-Power, Chakra, Vinyasa, Yin and restorative yoga in the United States. She feels as humans we mentally and physically heal with yoga, dance, and music. She claims that these techniques have transformed her daily habits into healthy active habits. Nowadays, Kelsey teaches yoga, performs circus arts such as belly dance/ hula hooping, and is a model for Body Art Photo Squad where she performs aLive art in St. Louis and Festivals around the United States. Her goal as a dancer and yoga teacher is to provide a safe sacred place for her peers to come and find peace within by finding their inner guru and discovering what the body and mind can do when working together in harmony. She hopes to offer a feeling of confidence and creativity to the community and plans to share her knowledge and love for yoga and dance as long as she can.
Chakra Yoga, SUN 10-11a (pre brunch)
In this 60 minute class you will learn how to cleanse your body’s aura with chakra yoga, meditation, cleansing crystals, and singing bowls for sound therapy. It is encouraged (but not required) to wear white clothing to support the body’s auric radiance system. You may also bring your crystals for charging (also not required).What are Chakras? Think of it this way, the human body is 60-80% water. When sunlight comes in contact with water you see a rainbow. So if you could see your body’s aura it would reflect the 7 colors of the rainbow. (Red-Root, Orange-Sacrel, Yellow-Solar Plexus, Green- Heart, Blue- Throat, Indigo- 3rd Eye, Purple- Crown) Each one of these Chakra’s are an energy center that constantly takes energy in, along with sending energy out. When Chakras are aligned one is healthy, happy, open-minded, and free-spirited. When Chakras are damaged by diet, trauma, pollution, etc. they begin to affect the surrounding Chakras and potentially lead to mental and physical illness. One can reverse and heal damaged chakras through yoga, meditation, diet, art, gardening, essential oils, massage, reflexology, sound therapy, nature and more!