Sep 29-Oct 1, 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.
St. Louis based Guitarist, Vocalist, and Multi-Instrumentalist JD Hughes is a multi-genre encompassing talent wrapped up with a soulful and conscious approach to his music. His lyrics stand alongside mindful singer-songwriters of our time with his message touching on the subtle yet uplifting power of Love, Real Life Experiences, & Universal Consciousness that we as humans all possess and experience. Complimenting his thought provoking lyrics is his tasteful guitar work that shines as a stronghold in his persona.
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.
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.
Astronomical 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.
Christine Kick, AcroYoga
Christine spends her days teaching yoga, AcroYoga, and leading yoga teacher training programs. When she’s not teaching or training, she’s probably either dancing on aerial fabrics, spinning poi, or singing songs. She is an advocator for conscious evolution with the mission to simply “heal and love”. She feels blessed to have landed into the arms of the acro community and be a part of this growing tribe of playmates.
You’re never too old for airplane! Join Christine Kick 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/
Warrior’s Way Yoga:
Light, Life, and Love. Tim is consciously working to expand individual, and collective expression though movement, mindfulness, practice, and gaining knowledge. Tim currently holds certifications in Usui Reiki level 3, Advanced pranic healing, Clinical Hypnosis, and RYT 200. Finding inspiration in all things, and studying mysticism through perspectives that present themselves. Let’s play!
Warrior’s Way Yoga:
Tim DeWitt developed his Warrior’s Way Vinyasa flow based on the philosophies he learned in a Sivana podcast where Ashton Szabo discusses the origin of warrior poses and their link to the Hindu story around Shiva, Sati, and Daksha. The story’s characters are broken down into their symbolic expression in this class. The ego is what is separating our lower aspect (our physicality) and our higher self (infinite wisdom/connection). Allow Tim’s warrior rich, ego-awareness vinyasa flow yoga class to raise your vibration and connect you to your Self this weekend.
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!
Cacao + Yoga + Sound Healing:
An enchanted spirit who weaves western, eastern and ancient wisdom/techniques into everyday living and creating a happy and heartFULL life. Sharing her gift of being an instrument of sound, healing touch, and loving kindness, Willow will inspire and break you free from the roots of your pain, suffering and issues in the tissues through a variety of mastered modalities of taking you out of your mind and into your body using Sound Healing, Thai Yoga Massage, Reiki, & Meditation.
Cacao + Yoga + Sound Healing
Raise your frequence and melt into the present moment of your morning practice with Sacred Cacao, movement, and sound as your medicine.
Express your authentic self with this unique and heart opening Enchanted Yoga class. We begin with eating medicinal Cacao (raw chocolate) balls & come to our in breath. Then we will artfully express our selves through vocal toning, a sound healing circle, breath work, shamanic yoga & elemental flow. Our voice is powerful medicine and an instrument we can use to facilitate deep healing. We will end with a crystal singing bowl and native american flute meditation bath.