SANCTUARY
A circular earthen bench space created for conversational gatherings, mindfulness talks, and hanging out.  SANCTUARY was built by over 100 community members, funded in part by a grant to the Mil-Tree Organization, whose mission is to help veterans heal through community and the arts.  
   

Friday May 19

10:45am
Private Party
Renewal of Vows

1:30pm
Asa Anunciation
Breath & Presence

3:15p
Andrew Ecker
Talk Circle

4:45pm
Cheryl Montelle
Mil-Tree

6pm
Jenny Q
Herbal Happy Hour
Saturday May 20
                                   
8am
Sequoia Smith
Spirit Hour 

9:15am
Catherine Svehla, Phd
Mythic Mojo Power Hour

10:45am
Kienda Valbrecht
Dragon Consciousness

12:15pm
Chris Gibson & Joy
Makers Meditation

1:45pm
Buddy Silversmith
Spiritual Symbols

3:15pm
Shea Freedom
TRANScend 101

4:45pm
Cheryl Montelle
Mil-Tree

6pm
Jenny Q
Tincture Happy Hour

Sunday May 21
              
8am
Sequoia Smith
Spirit Hour 

9:15am
Asa Anunciation
Breath & Presence

10:30am
Andrew Ecker
7 Sacred Containers of Self Identity

Noon
Cheryl Montelle
Mil-Tree

Catherine Svehla, Phd
Mythic Mojo Power Hour 

Mythic Mojo is story magic and the transformative power of myth. Step into the story circle. Laugh, think, stretch your mind, open your heart, and find your place in the tale.  Local mythologist and storyteller extraordinaire, Catherine will help you start a mini-revolution in consciousness.  Keep the mystery in your life alive.   

SAT 9:15am   

Buddy Silversmith
Spiritual Symbols 

Buddy has performed at the Joshua Tree Music Festival on numerous occasions; dancing, creating ceremony, and accompanying Trevor Green.   An activist, dancer, ancestral archivist, singer, spiritual leader, family man and big-hearted postive thniker; Buddy will be sharing Symbols that relate to the Universal laws and the Spiritual laws. The laws of creation that help us all live in our own divine plan!  

SAT 9:15am   

Jenny Q's Grateful Desert 
Elixir Martini Happy Hour 

Join Jenny and friends for herbal tonics, intentional inspirational conversation, heaps of hugs, and miles of smiles.  We will be serving classic style and cocktail martinis infused with herbal concoctions and sweet grounding connection time dosed with powerful plant medicine.  Jenny Q's Herbals offers an exquisite line of responsibly sourced, hand-crafted herbal, aromatherapy, and natural health products. Formulated with the highest quality ingredients to support the body's strength and balance. Created in small batches with spirit and intention, in the heart of the Mojave Desert.   Visit her store, the Grateful Desert, in downtown Joshua Tree between the Health Food Store and Natural Sisters.

FRI & SAT 6pm

Andrew Ecker 
Talking Circle (FRI - 3:15pm) & 7 Sacred Containers of Self Identity (SUN 10:30am)

The Talking Circle is a meditative experience of prayer smudging and altar creation, creating a focal point of energy.   Seven Sacred Containers of Self Identity is an ancestral journey into this tribal technology that creates a personal foundation for the human experience.   Andrew was born to the Apache (and Irish), and has facilitated workshops in multiple disciplines for the Havasupai, Navajo, Hopi, Yaqui, Tohono nations and more.  Andrew dedicates his life to bridging cultures and sharing ancient tribal ways. 

FRI - 3:15pm  &  SUN  - 10:30am

Kienda Valbracht  
Dragon Consciousness

A history of Dragons and Reptilians in this quadrant of the galaxy, including their intervention on Earth, hardwired into Human physiology and anatomy in the 'reptilian brain stem'.  We are at the point of conscious evolution and can transform the vestiges of the Reptilian interference through meditative practices which result in new responses to life leading to greater peace, joy, and creativity.  

SAT 10:45am
    

Sequoia Smith 
The Spirit of Dawn

Septuagenarian singer/songwriter presents all original music inspired by world travels and deep spiritual experiences while in nature.  With a resonant and poetic voice and unique finger style on Spanish classical guitar, Sequoia, with sonorous melodies, expresses an elders love for the planet and all it's life forms.  "One sky we are all breathing, one land upon which we are all standing, one sea upon which were all depending, and one closest star we call our sun" The real revolution is..."one kind deed, one thoughtful word, one well planted seed, and one soulful song at a time...we are One!"
    
SAT & SUN - 8am
    

Mil-Tree Org - Cheryl Montelle
Get to know Mil-Tree

Helping veterans heals wounds of the soul through communication and art. Our mission is to bring veterans, active-duty military, and civilians helping each other to address the wounds of the soul through communication and art.  Mil-Tree brings diverse people in the community together to increase mutual understanding and respect, and provides safe opportunities to express, help process, and support in the healing of soul wounds, especially those of war, through the power of storytelling, speak-outs, healing retreats, art, music, movement, and nature.  Cheryl spearheaded the creation of SANCTUARY with grants and  scores of volunteers coming together  !
    
FRI 4:45pm , SAT  4:45pm, and SUN  Noon
    

Joy Fire & Chris Gibson 
Makers Meditation

The maker’s meditation explores how one can cast the self onto a project and through working on it, endeavor to work on the self. As a blacksmith, a sociologist, and enthusiasts of making beautiful things, Joy Fire and Chris Gibson will give a discussion on physical work and building as a conduit for transformation, followed by an interactive workshop. Participants will leave with a worked object and dirty hands, symbolizing their experience at the festival.

SAT 12:15pm
    
    

Shea Freedom 
TRANScend 101

A gender healing workshop, and an exploration of the transgender experience.  Shea will be performing on the Indian Cove stage on FRI at noon.  As a member of the LGBTQ community, Freedom was awarded the 2016 Rising Star award by Black Trans Men Inc.  Shea was subject to 28 different foster home placements, and like 68% of the foster youth, emancipated into homelessness.  He’s performed with Rising Applachia, Nahko & Medicine for the People, the Shook Twins.  
    
SAT 3:15pm
    
    

Asa Anunciation
Breath & Presence

As individuals we can tend to leave or be distracted from the present moment. The breath supports the individual to stay, come and maintain presence in the moment.  You will be invited to show up for yourself, guided to breath and be present with yourself. In this intuitive class, you may experience bliss, a strong feeling of being present with yourself, joy, healing, happiness & thankfulness. Asa is a personal trainer.
    
    
FRI 1:30pm & SUN 9:15am