Renowned Australian didjeridu master Shine has been performing, teaching, and offering sound healing for close to 30 years. He has performed at numerous international festivals to thousands of people and shared the stage with many well-known artists, including Mickey Hart, Jai Uttal, Michael Franti, Rhiannon, Armando Peraza, Gaudi, Adham Shaikh, Ganga Giri, and Mihirangi.
Shine was initiated into didjeridu healing by an Indigenous Aboriginal elder in 1991. He offered sound healing at Hollyhock retreat center for 10 years. A number of leading experts in the field of spiritual healing, including Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Ram Dass, and Dr. Andrew Weil have all experienced Shine’s work.
Shine’s world-beat rhythms, percussion and unique vocal stylings, combined with timeless messages of indigenous wisdom, take listeners on ecstatic dreamtime journeys into self-discovery and inner transformation.
Growing up in British Columbia, Canada, Simon developed a strong affinity to nature with artistic foundations in visual art and music. In 2004 he gravitated towards painting as a full time endeavour bringing his musical background into the visual realm. Simon has explored many visual mediums, including animation, often with a strong influence in spiritual themes connected to nature. Currently his primary medium is digital painting. He continues to also produce music, and has released four full length albums since 2002. Within art galleries, festivals, conventions, and online platforms, his work is exhibited globally. He currently works out of his studio in Roberts Creek, BC, while continuing to explore an ever expanding palette of creative endeavours. You can view Simon’s website by visiting www.simonhaiduk.com
Inspiring my creative expression is the majesty of nature with the love and appreciation that all life comes from the same source. In my dedication to the creative process, I strive to find ways of producing art that inspires harmony between the Earth and its shared inhabitants. Our collective appreciation for nature is a bridge that unifies us all. Each creation reflects an aspect of my journey, thinning the veil between physical and metaphysical realities.
We are blessed to have Theda Phoenix offer her music and sound healing at this year’s conference! Theda will be playing her singing bowls and drums throughout the conference breaks and to welcome guests back from the lunch hour. We are lucky to have her share with us at the event!
Theda creates a Sacred Sound Journey Meditation experience using her Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls, Chimes, Rattles, Ocean Drum, Rainsticks, Harp and Intuitive Ethereal Vocals. The blend creates a soundscape to Journey Within. The mind relaxes with the vibrational frequencies and the healing power of sound, clears out tension and guides the mind into states of graceful ease, joy and bliss, connecting us with the deep and beautiful space within.
To read more about Theda, you can view her website at http://www.thedaphoenix.com/live-offerings.html
Jheferson Saldaña Valera
Jheferson Saldaña Valera known as JheffAu is an artist and medine man born on November 1st, 1983, in the city of Pucallpa, Peru. At the age of twelve he began his interest in art, and, as the grandson of a traditional healer, he naturally felt the call of sacred plants and his ancestors’ medicine. At the age of fourteen, he decided to follow the long initiation and training path required to attain mastery of shamanic practices. As a self-taught artist, his neo-Amazonian style visionary painting was a result of the visions induced by master plants. On his canvases, he paints the spiritual and invisible worlds that he perceives.. His works transcend the veil that separates us from the spiritual realm and invites us to explore this other world of shamanic visions.
Mauro Reátegui Perez
Mauro Reátegui Perez is becoming one of the most visible and sought after Peruvian visionary artists. Having trained with the renown visionary Artist, Pablo Amaringo, Mauro has developed a distinctive style that has become known internationally and he has had shows through out Europe and North America. Mauro draws inspiration for the vibrant and rich detailed cosmovision he portrays in his paintings from his own personal spiritual journey working with Amazonian plant medicines and from interviews with shamans that he has made over the years. As well as being a talented painter, Mauro is also a teacher and guide and possesses an extensive knowledge of the cultural life of the Peruvian Amazon.
Chor Boogie, a.k.a. Joaquin Lamar Hailey, is a critically acclaimed spray paint artist. He was recently honored by Société Perrier as being number three among the Top Ten U.S. Street Artists. His visionary murals and art exhibitions have appeared all over the globe including venues such as the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Smithsonian, Museum of Public Arts in Baton Rouge, Museum of Art Puerto Rico, the LA Art Fair, Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art in San Diego, Museum of Man in San Diego, San Diego Museum of Art, Children’s Museum in San Diego, Syracuse University Museum, and the Vision Arts Festival in Crans-Montana, Switzerland.