Lotus Gathering isn't a festival. And it isn't a retreat. It's a sacred container for doing deep, inner healing work while surrounded by beauty and combining conscious connection with commUnity and pure, joyful fun. This carefully curated experience won't just heal your inner child; it'll also invite them to come out to play. We are still adding to our offerings, so check back soon for more. We'll also add days and times here as we finalize our schedule.
Strengthening Your Meditation Muscle
Find your center with ease, regardless of the external chaos. Join Helen Blaaker of The Easy Yogi for a chat on the myriad benefits of making meditation a regular part of your life, from a sense of calm bliss and clarity to improved physical health, and learn practical tips and strategies for making meditation easy.
Introduction to Human Design
Join Alizabeth Grace of Ananda Embodied for a conversation about human design, a comprehensive system for understanding your personality, energetic aura, and tendencies, to better navigate all aspects of your life. Weaving together principles from various spiritual systems, including The I Ching, astrology, Kabbalah, the Hindu-Brahmin chakra system, and quantum physics, human design uses precise details of your birthto provide a body graph, or a blueprint of who you are.
This guided meditation experience brings you an understanding of your chakras that goes beyond simple study. You won't just be learning about your chakras, but also how to communicate with them, and tap into your true needs. After an introduction to each of the seven main chakras, Gordon Rojo of Deep Healing Meditations, LLC will guide you through a deep meditation that allows you to meet each chakra as a personality, ask what it needs, and realign yourself and your energy toward your intentions.
Using The Rhythm of Nature for Self-Care
While it is true that our inner state is paramount in shaping our experience in this physical world, understanding ourselves requires exploring our interrelationship with the five elements. We affect them, and they in turn affect us. Join Helen Blaaker — The Easy Yogi — for an exploration of how the five elements impact our physical, mental, and emotional makeup. And what practices, from diet to physical care, can we use to heal our relationship with the five elements to reach new levels of physical wellness and spiritual wholeness? Ayurveda, which translates into "the science of life," offers us wisdom for living in balance with our unique, elemental constitutions.
Reflections and Revelations
What we see in the mirror is often seen through the lens of our programming, cultural ideas of beauty and what we should "be," personal insecurities, and others perceptions that we have chosen, usually unconsciously, to internalize. This powerful workshop, led by Life Coach Amanda Fowler and author of "A Little High Vibe A Little Fuck It: 30 Days to Drop The Mediocre Bullshit and Start Living Your Best Life," asks us to look beyond those as we engage in mirror work to create a truer and more helpful reflection of ourselves and reveal deeper personal truths.
Unleashing the Wild Divine Feminine
Explore the sacred and primal energy of the divine feminine with Michelle Rusk, otherwise known as Meeshy. Together, we'll tap into the wild and untamed aspects of ourselves that have been suppressed by societal norms and expectations. We'll learn to embrace our authentic selves to connect with our inner power and wisdom.
Divine Masculine Anger Transmutation
Anger is a stigmatized natural emotion that everyone experiences. If mismanaged, anger leads to destruction and resentment in our lives. But when harnessed and released correctly, anger is a powerful force fueling positive changes in our lives. In this workshop, we will explore techniques for the masculine spirit to intentionally transmute their anger through breathwork, exercise, and fire ceremony.
Learn how gratitude literally rewires us, creating not just a more positive way of experiencing the world, but also setting you up to receive more of the things for which we express gratitude. Led by Cynthia Gomez of The Gaia Revolution, this is a workshop about the power of perception to help gain from every experience through reframing. We'll end with a neurolinguistic programming visualization exercise designed to help us tap into feelings of deep, joyous gratitude on command.
Crisis = Opportunity
This might seem counterintuitive at first, but once you take a step back and look at the bigger picture, you might realize that it’s rare to have the motivation to make changes when things are seemingly going well. When we’re in a comfort zone, we can become complacent. When a crisis hits, it can lead to suffering. However, when we shift our mindset to ask ourselves: “What is the opportunity here?” we avoid letting the crisis pull us down into negativity. This approach will help us learn and grow from it, and will transmute our pain into a positive energy of transformation and elevation. Let’s go on an interactive journey to explore this mindset and some methods of active self-love, which can aid us in establishing positive daily habits, make us more resilient to crisis, and enable us to fulfill this shift in mindset so that we can be the change that is needed for humanity's awakening and ascension past our most pressing challenges.
Journey to Serenity: A Guided Visualization
Sometimes, life can feel overwhelming. Visualization is a powerful tool for reaching inner stillness, for becoming like a boulder amidst rushing water. Join Cassidy Garber of Sacred Sessions on a beautiful guided visualization journey to inner serenity. Let go of anxiety, worries, tension, and stress, as you use your imagination to dream awake and awaken in this dream.
Honoring the Medicine: Sacred Cacao Ceremony by Ananda Embodied
Step into the realm of ancient wisdom with "Honoring the Medicine: Sacred Cacao Ceremony" by Ananda Embodied. With deep reverence, we invite you to experience the time-honored tradition of cacao, cherished by Central and South American indigenous cultures for millennia. This communal gathering is a sacred space where we come together to connect with the Earth, our own hearts, and one another. During this transformative ceremony, we explore the knowledge and many benefits of cacao, delving into intentional practices that enhance your connection with this sacred plant medicine. Journey briefly through the Mayan calendar, and align with the energy of the specific day, infusing our gathering with its resonance. As we partake in this ceremonial experience, immerse yourself in the enchanting strains of intentional medicine music, serving as a harmonious backdrop to anchor us in the frequencies of the sacred. Join us on a journey of connection, healing, and inner exploration through the art of cacao.
Embark on a profound journey of self-transformation with TELOS369 in this powerful offering called “Breathwork Alchemy.” Breathwork serves as a potent catalyst for healing, transmutation, and the manifestation of your deepest desires. Guided by the wisdom of ancient alchemy and energetic principles, this workshop offers a sacred space where you can harness the power of your breath to unlock and release all that no longer serves you. Through the alchemical process, you'll discover the keys to anchoring yourself in the reality you aspire to create. Join us for this transformative experience, where you'll embrace the full potential of your breath and step into a new, empowered version of yourself.
Medicine Wheel Activation Shamanic Journey through the Four Directions
Join Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer — the medicine music duo otherwise known as Where the Light Gets In — for a multi-dimensional experiential journey with music, active meditation, and breathwork. An approximately two-hour experiential workshop, the Medicine Wheel Activation, develops an understanding of shamanic journeying and the significance of connecting to the spirit world as you journey to each of the Four Directions to discover valuable personal insights and gather information to support your spiritual evolution. Each leg of the journey will be activated in your energetic body with tools that carry the medicine of each direction: an element, a spirit animal, a geometry, an archetype, a breathwork pattern, and a medicine song. This journey has been a life-enhancing experience for many who have experienced it over the last five years as Bob and Shannon have been facilitating it all across the US.
Family Constellations: A Group Healing Experience
Family Constellations is a powerful form of healing that helps bring balance, order, and belonging to family systems. With this method, you can see hidden dynamics in family/ancestral "constellations" or systems that have blocked harmony and stopped the flow of love. in a group setting, we can gently acknowledge, accept, and let go of these blocks to bring balance back to ourselves and our family lines. Join Barbara Florence Barnes of Family Constellations Florida for a hands-on constellation workshop. While a full constellation focuses on one individual volunteer and their issues, many representative volunteers will help build out the family constellation, and will see how the issues brought to light may also affect their own family systems. Together, we'll shift into healing. All that's needed is an open heart and an open mind to experience a group shift towards love. True magic happens when we meet as a group to heal together. This session is about letting go of the things that don't serve us to find more balance and joy.
Forgiveness by the Fire
Self-care isn’t just about treating ourselves well, but also about doing the hard work of being present with challenging feelings so we can move past them to align with the highest version of ourselves. We'll then talk about the power of forgiveness and then Cynthia Gomez of The Gaia Revolution will guide us through an impactful visualization exercise to free ourselves from anger, shame, and resentment towards ourselves and others, allowing ourselves to feel lighter and freer than ever. Weaving a cacao ceremony into the experience of gifting ourselves forgiveness, we'll release both that which no longer serves us and positive intentions into the universe by way of air and fire. Take time to write what you’d like to release on our flame-shaped effigy, as well as your intentions for your life, and watch them be carried up in smoke during this very special burn.
Embracing the Power Within: Breaking Free from Generational Chains
Let's dive deep into the realms of self-discovery, exploring the profound impact of generational trauma, mirrors, and projections. Picture this: a mirror reflecting not only our physical appearance but also the echoes of our ancestors' experiences. The weight of their struggles, their triumphs, and their unfulfilled dreams can shape our very existence. We hold the key to liberation! It's time to break free from the chains that bind us. Evelyn Pena will lead us as we gaze into the mirror to confront our own reflections with courage and compassion, acknowledging the pain, fears, and limiting beliefs that have been passed down through generations. We possess the power to rewrite our stories, to create a new narrative that defies the limitations of the past. Let's replace self-doubt with self-love, fear with resilience, and darkness with radiant light. Together, we can break the cycle of generational trauma, liberating not only ourselves but also future generations. Let's become the catalysts for change, the beacons of hope, and the architects of a brighter future.
FLOW WITH THYSELF
Primal Contact Dance
Join TELOS369 for an immersive workshop tol dive into a dynamic journey of self-discovery as you explore the intricate relationship between your body and others. Using the initial points of physical contact as your creative launchpad, you'll embark on a captivating voyage of movement improvisation and dance exploration. This transformative experience is designed to enhance your reflexive actions, foster active listening, and nurture trust within a supportive environment, all guided by the synergy of music and motion. Unleash your primal instincts as we delve into the realm of animal energies, tapping into our natural state of instinctual play. Connect with like-minded individuals and venture into the world of physicality, space, and interpersonal dynamics through the powerful medium of dance.
Conscious Lyricism: Find Your Flow
E.Y.E.S., a longtime conscious rapper, brings his expertise in bridging introspective wisdom and lyrical flow — in other words, helping you get out of your own way to become a vehicle for the expression of higher consciousness. This is an interactive freestyle workshop, so come ready to flow!
Party with Purpose
Party with Purpose is a collective movement in the electronic music event scene started by Ananda Embodied promoting conscious intention, personal growth, presence, and spirituality. Beyond simply partying, we inspire individuals to view these events as transformative experiences for self-discovery and connection.
Anything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Drugs
Gulf Coast Harm Reduction is a health and safety organization dedicated to providing on-the-ground harm-reduction education and testing services. Join Lauren Drake, the outreach coordinator, for a zero-judgment conversation about drugs meant to dispel exaggerated and false narratives, and provide honest, non-biased information on all substances to help you make informed decisions about your body and consciousness.
Opening Ceremony & Sound Bath
This is a time to get settled into the weekend, make new friends, set intentions for your own healing and growth, and connect with yourself and the nature around you with an immersive sound bath.
Yin Yoga & Downtempo Dub
Start each day with a dose of gentle, meditative yin yoga led by Kristin Barber, focusing on stretching and breathing to bring you into a feeling of relaxed and peaceful bliss, with live downtempo dub by Moonbeam and RecycledChyld to help you drop into yourself.
Nightly Drum Circle
Bring your drum for our nightly drum circle by the fire, or borrow one from our drum circle facilitator. If you're not into drumming, simply come and allow the beat to transport you to a place deeper within yourself.
Silent Disco Ecstatic Dance
Ecstatic dance is an inner journey through freeform movement, facilitated by a deejay, where you're free to express yourself uniquely as others dance to the beat of their own drums as well. DJ Dharmadrum, along with several other of our musical performers, will take you through a deeply meditative, tribal, and psychedelic sound journey, perfect for moving through anything you may be holding on to that doesn't serve your highest good.
Enter a portal to relaxation and connection to our higher selves during this meditative gong wash. This journey inward isn't just about relaxation; gong washes have been used since ancient times to remove emotional blockages and open the channels to deeper spiritual connection.
Heart-Opening Sunset Yoga
Ancient Tantra Yoga is a comprehensive and practical system of spirituality that employs the whole human being (i.e., attention, imagination, body, and breath), bringing practitioners to a place of peace and composure. This yoga session, led by Kari Lang of Moon Magik, will incorporate breathwork, mantras, asanas, akaha (etheric field), and sound healing, with the intention of balancing and opening the heart center to help you reconnect with your true essence, love.
Sacred Moon Magic Asana Flow
Prepare to be enchanted by the celestial energy on December 9th, the Waning Crescent Moon is in Scorpio! This rejuvenating mystical experience Kari Lang. The Scorpio zodiac creates the need to delve into feelings as deeply as possible. With the ancient tantric asana flow supporting the Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra), one is able to align, balance, and clear any shadows or blocked energies. Meaningful emotional exchanges are now more desired than ever and one may be nudged to change many things. For example, shallow relationships will no longer be satisfying, because they are not purifying enough. This is all articulated using breath work, specific Svadhisthana and Chandra (moon) asanas, mantras, and sound healing, aligning the body's energy wheels.
The time has come to awaken your inner magik and embrace the limitless healing potential with the Moon.
Sunset Kundalini Yoga
Activate the spiritual energy that lies in rest at the base of your spine, known as Kundalini or Shakti, with this sunset yoga session. This is a process of activating your innate wisdom and power, of purification of all that doesn't serve you, and of awakening to your highest self.
Late-Night CandleLit Sound Bath
Find yourself surrounded by the light of flickering candles as you sink into an immersive sound bath experience after a long day of learning, healing, dancing, and playing to help atune your cells to a higher frequency.
Aside from having a ton of health benefits, ceremonial cacao is a powerful heart opener traditionally used by ancient tribes elders in the Amazon during times of conflict to help reduce otherness and achieve compromise. Here, we'll be using cacao as part of two larger ceremonies—one to ground intention for the weekend, and another as part of a forgiveness ceremony designed to cultivate compassion for both the self and others and gift ourselves forgiveness.
A large, three-dimensional wooden flame will go up in flames, the smoke carrying up to the universe that which we want to surrender, release and transmute for ourselves, along with our good intentions, so be sure to take time prior to this effigy burn to grab a marker and write on its very special effigy prior to the burn.
Kirtan is a rhythmic, collective performance in which words and mantras holding a high spiritual vibration, usually in the Sanskrit language, are repeated in a call-and-response musical format. This is a powerful way to step into present mindfulness and tap into the power of the universe, the unified field, or source energy.
Closing Sound Bath & Reiki Circle
As we prepare to leave this sacred container and return to our lives, let's come together one last time to ground in the learning and healing we've done individually and collectively with an immersive sound bath and closing Reiki circle.
High-vibrational live music across multiple genres (e.g., electronic, conscious rap and hip-hop, and soulful jam) will run nightly starting after the last workshop of the day, and will be followed by a drum circle and silent disco ecstatic dance. We are so excited to welcome back some of the amazing artists who joined us last year. Stay tuned for more!
A vibrational therapist of the most fun kind and Lotus Gathering's resident DJ, Dharmadrum spins deep ethnic downtempo, house, and a wide variety of electronic music grounded in spirituality and mindful movement.
Fusing futuristic bass frequencies with ancient primal roots, TELOS369 creates sonic vibrational journeys that are heavily inspired by meditation, metaphysics, mythology, and plant medicine. Tapping into the true power of sound, TELOS369 brings the energy of an erupting volcano and a crashing tsunami meeting in alchemical synergy, taking listeners into the depths of the heart and spirit. expanding consciousness, and invoking a sense of soul remembrance on the highest of levels.
Sacred Snow is a DJ, producer, vocalist, guitarist, and dancer quickly rising from the Florida music scene onto big festival stages. Known to her friends as Cassidy Rose, Sacred Snow brings spirituality to bass music, with song titles like "Elevate," "Higher Self," "Flow," "Sleep Awake," and "Defeating Demons." Hers is a mission of empowerment and peace, and she uses sound to bring people together and help them realize their personal power. She views others as reflections of herself and the world as a sacred collective of divine beings. Her music is simultaneous high energy and introspective, blending bassy beats with ethereal vocals, helping you shake your way to enlightenment. Jeffufu produces melodic wonky bass. With songs like "Falling Backwards" and "Incineration," he creates a soundscape for inner reflection and transformation.
Türen is a psychedelic trance artist from Saginaw, Michigan. After moving to Denver, Colorado in 2021, he started collaborating with his brother DJ EYEawake and released their first track on Goa Records that same year. His sound is influenced by music around the world, creating a unique deep, textured, and tribal psychedelic electronic dance experience.
Hiburu means "language of light," and this electronic producer's music is a representation of his life's purpose: helping listeners along their journey of self-realization with infinite love through sound journeys that are simultaneously meditative, psychedelic, and primal.
Vejji has described his music as "vegan hippy shit," but his fun approach to music contrasts his deep and poetic messages about personal transformation and growth with endearing authenticity.
Multi-instrumentalist Fuentes Dany is the musical genius behind Chords & Arrows. He has been creating and experimenting with various genres of music for 20 years, with the intention to create a new style that can perhaps be best described as psychedelic storytelling electronica. His music is a seamless blend of downtempo, healing soundscapes with a tribal vibe.
Bob Sima and Shannon Plummer are the duo behind Where the Light Gets In. Bob, a musician, mystic, and teacher is to music what Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle are to books and Rumi is to poetry. He has been called “Eckhart Tolle with a guitar.” He is a troubadour, a guide, and a musical mystic offering the soundtrack to your inner work. Shannon is a shamanic practitioner, coach, singer, and speaker. She weaves the ancient energy work of the Shaman with the modern skills of a board-certified coach into a cohesive approach for those seeking a catalyst for their healing and personal growth journey.
Brielle Águila is a medicine musician, song-channeler, permaculturist, forager, Waldorf gardening teacher, intentional mother, and keeper of the sacred. Her music is a prayer to guide you to your internal hOMe and completeness within, through the allowance of all emotions and the pure power of transmutation of all pain and traumas into inspiration and beauty. Her greatest teachers are the elements and plants and animals of Mother Earth. Her deep connection to Pachamama and Creator and ancient ways helps her channel these song prayers for the people. May all beings be happy and free and may the medicine music bring us together to remember our oneness and that the key to liberation is through honoring all of our relations and honoring all aspects of life without avoidance.
Bringing the divine feminine to the dancefloor, Meeshy takes her listeners on a journey through her eclectic soundscapes of electrifying beats, ambient melodies, female vocals, and a connection to the spiritual world. Her mission is to empower self-expression, allowing her audience to surrender into this cosmic dance of life.
Germoney moved from Germany to the USA with $200 and a suitcase to pursue his big passion, rap music. Today, he leads Pangea Music, an international, multi-genre artist group. G-Money's mission in life is to bring people together and to spread love by inspiring people to reflect on themself and relate to others with compassion and care, and his genuine love for humanity and positive energy permeate every track. His lyrics are full of depth and meaning, helping listeners turn inward to find healing, strength, and love within, and come together to create a better world.
ReCycledChyld is a producer and DJ who isn't restrained by the limits of genres. A longtime regular of the Florida underground electronic scene and previously known as Ikonoklazm, he melds sounds from across a variety of electronic subgenres including breaks, trance, progressive, psy, and drum & bass, into surprisingly diverse sounding yet smooth sets full of uplifting energy and psychedelic undertones that will elevate your heart and facilitate a smooth slide into the world beyond the matrix. While his sound is distinctly dark and psychedelic, his life philosophy is all PLUR — Peace, Love, Unity, Respect.
Killam turned to yoga, breathwork, meditation, plant medicine, Sanskrit chanting, and music to come back from debilitating grief, injuries, and addiction. He now performs kirtan like you've never heard before, deeply resonant, moving, and magical, to help others grow through their challenging times and embody their fullest potential despite any obstacles.
With raw, authentic energy and a voice like butter, Ananda Rose uses the power of the word to speak life into existence. Originally from NYC, Ananda’s sound is as eclectic as the city she was reared in. Called the Janis Joplin of hip-hop, she explores influences of jazz, neo soul, pop, indie, Latin, folk, R&B, and rock and roll through the lens of hip-hop. She stands in her divine feminine power in an industry that is dominated by men, giving voice to a woman’s perspective—one that is intelligent, unabashed, loving, fierce, contemplative, and sexy.
J. Denèe is a frequency-raising sound healing facilitator and conscious singer/songwriter. Her mission is to harmonize the planet by connecting people through sound. Her soulful vocals and rhythmic acoustics transport listeners on a journey out of the mind and into the heart, where all truth is revealed!
DJ Moonbeam, also known as Luna, is the entrepreneur behind the Moonbeam Makers brand and the founder of Smokey Moon Market. Bringing high-energy electronic, bass music, wubs, funky dubstep, tribal bass, and downtempo beats to get her audiences in a state of flow, Luna is constantly experimenting with sound the energy healing that's good for the soul.
The Whoosh Fly Skedaddle
The Whoosh Fly Skedaddle is a comedic folk experience based out of St. Petersburg, Florida. Three sisters, banded together by the misadventures of life, have emerged from the fairy realm to welcome you into a realm of transformative energy. With tasteful banjo, peaceful strums, and carefully constructed trifecta harmonies, they coax forgotten dreams from dusty corners and into the light of day. Their ultimate goal is to bring hilarity into awareness, joy amidst suffering, and peace where chaos resides.