Receive a full cup of legacy cacao while Michelle guides your travel to the center of your heart. This sensory chocolate plant medicine will fill you with warm, earthy depth and ignite you with the passion, joy, and indigenous wisdom of the Mayan people. Learn about the nutrition, science, legend, and mystical power behind the most nutrient-rich, live food source on the planet. The sipping chocolate is made from an ancient Mayan recipe, and because it is believed that only women should handle the cacao, it is women who do all of the farming and production in Guatemala in accordance with the Mayan calendar. The crop is prayed over and sung to through the growing as well as during harvest by the women, who keep the legend of the cacao in mind: that it will open the hearts of each and every person who consumes it, restoring them back to their true nature, uniting us within and then returning us back to one tribe. This ceremony is for all who desire, believe in, and value an expansive, expressive, abundant life built on the foundation of unity, peace, and love.
Michelle Sinnette, founder of Soul Legacy International and Legacy Cacao, is a master intuitive, teacher, and heart-centered healer. A former law enforcement officer and licensed clinical social worker, Michelle is a born intuitive who was birthed onto her path through several death experiences, coma, and healing of immense wounding and trauma. She travels around the world to teach, consult, hold space, serve, and be an invitation back to the soul’s truth.
SATURDAY — 11 – 12:45PM
Architectural forms carry an immense weight in our lives—on the most basic level they provide us with a safe place to rest and think but they also determine the way we interact with each other and create a frame for the outside world. Artist and builder Jay Nelson knows that the pieces of a structure can be arranged an infinite number of ways and believes those arrangements make us who we are. Jay has brought one of his mobile camping structures, and, along with a slideshow of his work, will be discussing how he considers the different pieces of a structure—how these parts are arranged and what they represent. A window, for instance, is a way of directing a person’s gaze toward a view or an idea. Furniture can be used to influence interaction with a space, an artwork, or another person. A roof and walls encourage privacy, intimacy, and inwardness. Lighting draws the gaze. Jay uses structures to direct an experience.
Jay Nelson is an artist and builder whose work has been featured in exhibitions at Bolinas Art Museum, the Berkeley Art Museum, the Oakland Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design, and various galleries around the country and world. He has commissioned work for the Oakland Airport, Mollusk Surf Shop, Patagonia, and Vissla. Jay has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times Style Magazine, Surfer’s Journal, Juxtapose, and San Francisco Bay Guardian. He received his MFA from Bard College in 2008 and his BFA from California College of the Arts in 2004.
SATURDAY — 1 – 2:45PM
TRANSMUTATION: THE ALCHEMY OF TRANSFORMING THE SHADOW
The process of unlocking our higher purpose and understanding our pure essence is one of turning the authority of our mind over to our heart. The breath is a powerful catalyst for this process—an alchemical flame. In this workshop we will use the breath, along with music, to bring us into the depths of the unconscious and deliver symbols that reveal our body/soul’s inner knowing of how to heal itself, emotionally and physically.
Carl Jung said, “Until you make the unconscious conscious it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” We must meet our shadow, because in facing it we can transform it into our most powerful gift.
Carly Jo Morgan, co-founder of Mercado Sagrado, is an artist and journey designer committed to helping people connect deeper with themselves, their gifts, and one another.
SATURDAY 3 – 5PM
LEMURIAN LANDSCAPE OF DREAMS
This magical sound journey is designed to activate the “I am” presence Divine Blueprint. Annik Mendez will use her voice along with crystal and alchemical bowls and Jon Shapiro facilitates ambient music generated from living plants. The live soundbath will accompany the screening of ethereal visual meditations by visionary artist Jean-Luc Bozzoli. This beautiful synergy will serenade you into the Essence of Lemuria activating key codes for the New Golden Dawn.
Annik Mendez is a magic weaver, spirit devotee and student of the heart. Using the technology of her voice, light language, and crystal singing bowls, she holds space for people to awaken to their spirit’s infinite radiant potential with the intention of restoring the Garden of Eden and reactivating Earth back to her Divine Blueprint. @lemurianwatersounds
Jon Shapiro is an interdisciplinary musician and artist. He co-directs Data Garden, which began as a zero waste record label, where he helped develop the MIDI Sprout, a device that attaches to plants and translates their biofeedback into generative ambient music that responds to its environment in real time. Since then he has shared this work in music venues and healing spaces, cultivating a practice that helps people connect with plants and tune into themselves to experience subtle states of awareness.
SUNDAY— 11 – 12:45PM
“There’s an underground movement of young people who are going back to the land to grow their own food,” says surfer, documentary filmmaker, and organic farmer Cyrus Sutton. “This is in direct response to corporate corruption of our food supply and an understanding of the instability of the current way we grow and distribute food.” This idea is at the heart of his recent documentary Island Earth. Hawaii, a place very important to surfers, also happens to be home to the agribusiness industry’s great experiment. Sutton’s film shares the complex tale of a young indigenous scientist’s journey through the cornfields of GMO companies and the lo’i patches (where taro is grown) of traditional Hawaiian elders to reveal modern truths and ancient values that can save our food future. Surfer Kassia Meador will be introducing Sutton, and interviewing him after the screening.
Cyrus Sutton is an American director and professional surfer. Growing up in Southern California and participating in water sports such as body surfing, bodyboarding, and surfing, inspired him to use cinematography to document the surf culture around him and on his travels. Sutton's inventive approach to filmmaking became the basis of the outdoor/surf website Korduroy.tv. His commercial clients include Adidas, Apple, Corona, Reef, and Patagonia. His career has been well documented by various national publications includingSurfer Magazine and TheNew York Times.
SUNDAY — 1 – 2:45PM
INDIGENOUS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Incausa is a company with social impact at its core. They work in partnership with indigenous artisans to create connections between their communities and the international market, giving 100 percent of the wholesale price of their products—which include incense as well as home and apothecary items—directly back to producers. Join the founders, Vinicius and Carolina, as they present an immersive audio-visual experience with the Xavante people of Brazil, as well as a conversation about the journey consolidating a socially driven international market for isolated Indigenous peoples in South America.
Vinicius Vieira de Vieira and Carolina Monteiro Vieira founded Incausa as a study to find meaningfulness in profit and for mindful growth: personal, communal, and societal. They developed a minimalist product line for ceremony and ritual practice, while acting as pro bono mediators for indigenous artisans, creating production that strengthens their identity, heritage, and sovereignty. Present in more than 20 countries, Incausa has been recognized as Micro Business of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.