Music & Yoga
at Manitowa’s Cedar Point
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.
JD Hughes & the Fuze:
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.
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 fun never stops with this spunky group who have been known to add puppets into their witty rock n roll mix. You’ll be nodding your head and tapping your toes to fun songs you recognize and clever ones you’ll learn. Video coming soon.
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.
Drew Sheafor, Neil C. Luke, Tom Blood, and Jessica Adkins from St. Louis, this band includes an accordion! LS XPRSS plays covers, originals, and streams of consciousness and they encourage you to keep your hands and feet securely inside the ride at all times.
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.
Two Cities One World:
Two Cities One World is an international love duet hailing from Bulgaria that will inspire you with their music, charm and GOOD VIBRATIONS. Anna Yanova-Cattoor, Jared Cattoor and their band will share their dancable, jazzy, hip, groovy, raw and very catchy music with us on Saturday, Sep 30.
The Dancing Bear Tribe:
An extraordinary group of choreographed hoop dancers, The Dancing Bear Tribe infuses musical shows with their talents as visual performing artists. Their accolades include Nahko & Medicine for the People, The Schwag, Virtual Riot, Jerry Garcia Band, and Twiddle so far in 2017. Next stop Manifest Station. These ladies bring an energy to shows that ignite crowds and entertain everyone. When not touring, you’ll find the Dancing Bear Tribe regularly teaching at local schools, holding assemblies to teach to youth how important & fun it can be to indulge in the world of hoop dance!
Dancing Bears for Manifest Station : Sarah Bear Parker, Erin Delaplain, Lana Mae, Jen Hennymon, Desirea Papps, & Nina Schottenhaml
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 believes in six impossible things before breakfast and that through yoga, mindfulness, health, adventure, the outdoors, family, friendships and gratitude, we all progress. Join Debby and her musical savant boyfriend and co-creator of Manifest Station, Chris Powers, for this celestial class set to spaced out tunes. You’ll find your breath easily following along with the harmonica loop while reaching for the skies with your practice.
Astronomical Yoga with Live Music:
A 75 minute playful yoga class set to Chris’ live guitar and harmonica. We’ll connect to the sounds of music, nature and our breath. Join Yoga Evangelist, Debby Siegel of YoGoGirls for a 60-minute celestial 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.
Restore Your Rockstar Yoga
Stephanie is a 500 RYT Instructor who began her yoga practice 20 years ago after suffering a fractured foot during a marathon. Using yoga to fill the running void, she quickly became hooked on her yoga practice. Noticing subtle changes in her body and mind spurred a deeper exploration of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Bikram yoga. Stephanie is an active mother, athlete, and artist who considers herself a perpetual student. Being a mother of an active family of four, she understands the challenges busy people face. Stephanie advocates students to practice self care and to build time within life to energize, recuperate, strengthen, and explore personal limits.
Restorative Rockstar Yoga:
So you partied like a rock star last night and you need some restoration? Well, Stephanie will be guiding you through restorative postures, breathing techniques, and meditation, perfect for recovery. Using everyday items as props, we will find supportive postures that suit everyone who perhaps stayed out and rocked all night. A time to be calm and get clearer. Bring a blanket, pillow, and water bottle.
Mo began her yoga journey in 2014 in search of something to complement her time in the gym and to bring some much needed relief from mental and emotional stress from work and everyday life. She developed a consistent practice involving Vinyasa, Hatha, and Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. Her practice led her down a path of self-discovery she’d been longing for but unable to find through other self-care methods alone. She became a teacher in 2016, and her style combines strength, focus, and play to make yoga accessible and fun for beginner, and allows advanced students to rediscover and expand their practice. Mo’s an amphibious yogi and loves the unique energy and environment of SUP yoga, so she’s on the water whenever she can be.
Take your yoga practice to another dimension, by supplementing a paddleboard for your mat, and water for the floor. You will improve your balance and engage your core more than ever as we bring mind and body intricately together in the great outdoors. This class is limited to 15 students, so please note on your registration form which time you’d like to take it if you want to try SUP Yoga with Mo.
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.
Join Amy 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.
Kids are welcome at this weekend retreat. Bring them and gift them with mindfulness, yoga, music, games and all sorts of fun activities opposite adult classes so that you may enjoy time with them and without. Our kids’ activities will be led by Katie Rodgers! Katie is a former school teacher turned adult / kids’ yoga teacher! She’s fantastic and so much fun. We are excited to have this skilled, amazing St. Louis teacher as part of our crew for this weekend festival.
Katie Rodgers (bio & headshot coming asap!)
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