Beltane is back !
We are all waking up from a collective hibernation and it's time to get wild!
Beltane is an ancient Celtic holiday celebrating fertility and the coming of summer through fire, music and dance. Our lives are deeply interwoven with the cycles of nature - as the days get hotter, the fire of the sun transforms the landscape into a lush, fertile place full of blossoms and beauty. And that landscape is you, it is all of us, blossoming into our fullest expression and ready to create magic.
The artists coming together to collaborate this year are:
Jada Fire Kalika
Green Eyed Lion
(Prayerformance & Primordial Dance Workshop)
(Drum Circle & DJ Set)
(Opening Ceremony, Song & Fire Medicine)
To strengthen our human family through our shared connection to the elements of nature, and the ancient medicine of song, dance and gathering - to remind us of these common thread which are woven across all cultures.
- Alchemization & ritual.
- Creating a relationship with the sacred fire.
Fire is an alchemical element - meaning it has the power to transform matter, to burn pieces of the material world to the ground so their ashes may become fertilizer for new growth. We come to humble ourselves before this powerful teacher and ally - the fire reminds us that we have the ability to transform and transcend our limitations.
We encourage you to get out your favorite outfits and dress to express! We invite you to adorn yourselves in any pieces that make you feel connected to your lineage/culture, or perhaps your favorite festival outfit or a costume you create to align with the theme. What ever makes you feel most vibrant, authentic and embodied!
We encourage sober partying or intentionally consuming (legal) plant medicines that you feel connected to in order to maintain a safe space and good vibes for everybody. This is also a leave no trace event, we ask that you treat the land with respect and leave it the same as (or better than) you found it.
YOU are what makes this event come alive! We will be building and maintaining the big central bonfire together throughout the night as well as co-creating a ceremonial effigy burn at sunset. Wood will be provided, but if you have access to firewood, or have something sacred that you want to burn in the fire you can bring it (of course no unnatural materials like plastic etc.). If you have fire toys, bring them! (as long as you have experience and the appropriate safety gear). LED flow toys are also encouraged.
SATURDAY MAY 6TH
3:00 PM Arrival and camping setup
5:00 PM Opening ceremony - Fire medicine, elemental alchemy and transmutation
5:30 PM Drum circle & DJ set by Green-Eyed Lion
7:15 PM Chakaruna
8:30 PM Prayerformance by Jada Fire Kalika
9:00 PM Firefox
10:15 PM MC Shakti
11:30 PM Ragunath Khe
1:15 AM Black Phoenix
2:30 AM Goodnight!
SUNDAY MAY 7TH
11:00 AM Primordial dance journey w/ Jada Fire Kalika
12:15 PM Integration breathwork & sound journey
2:00 PM Closing ceremony
Event schedule subject to minor changes and rearrangements.
Pemberton Meadows, BC
Exact location is disclosed to participants via email 1 day prior to the event. It is about a 2.5 hour drive North of Vancouver.
WHAT TO BRING
- Camping gear (tent, tarp, mattress, sleeping bag, pillow)
- Expressive outfits
- Flow or fire toys
- Two changes of warm clothes
- Two pairs of shoes
- Rain gear just in case (but let's do a collective sun dance!)
- Bathing suit (we will have a sauna!)
- Cash if you want to purchase food, tea or cacao from the food vendor or enter the sauna
- Offerings for the fire
- Your intention for the ceremony
- Extra wood to burn
- Your stoke and good energy!
$75 - adults
$35 youth/children (0-18)
Spaces are limited due to farm capacity.
If you are unable to afford a ticket or just want to get involved, we have a few volunteer spots - please contact us below to inquire!
*All tickets are final sale*
Looking forward to dancing and celebrating with all of you on the farm!!!