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Hannah Barham

Authentic Relating integration exercice

2 Hours

Authentic Relating is a human connection experiment - involving activities that facilitate deep communication and vulnerability. Being one’s authentic self is not a simple task and is not enacted by revealing our every thought. Instead we must tread a line between ‘unfiltering’ ourselves and seeing the places where a filter will keep us and others safe. Through guided group conversations that stimulate rawness and meaningful interactions between strangers, AR helps people connect more with themselves and the community around them. Authentic Relating games have their roots in psychology theory and emerged from San Francisco’s human growth movement in the ‘90s, since then have been run around the world and at many different festivals across Australia. The more that we practice these skills in safe and open environments such as festivals, the more able we are to use them in our everyday lives and have more meaningful experiences.

The Breath

The Breath Collective

Breath of Connection

2 Hours

Anna is a Holistic Psychotherapist with 15 years experience working in the trauma field, she is also a Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher & Attachment Parenting Coach. Chris is a Holistic Health Specialist, Remedial Massage therapist, Lifestyle & Nutrition Coach and a passionate Pilates Instructor. They are both qualified Breathwork Facilitators (Spirit Breathwork, Wim Hof, Hale, Breathless) and together founded The Breath Collective in 2020. Chris and Anna have been operating and facilitating Breathwork & Ice Bath events throughout Queensland for a number of years. Together they have established one of Brisbane’s leading Breathwork companies, who’s point of difference is offering trauma-informed events that foster safety and build community.

The Breath Collective events are a fusion of Eastern & Western philosophies and modalities, combining equal parts science, theory, spirituality and heart-centred practices. The Breath Collective aims to teach and spread awareness about how to use breath to aid in healing all manner of health issues which seem to be the norm in our modern world - stress, anxiety, depression, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic fatigue, sleep difficulties, the list goes on. We believe that with a bit of knowledge and guidance everybody can become their own healers.


Diogo sMiLeY

Cute Kites

Arts & Craft
2 Hours

With Diogo Veiga (GOYAS)

Prepare to be swept away by the winds of creativity at the "Cute Kites: Craft Your Skyward Dreams" workshop, where the vibrant spirit of Brazil meets the boundless skies above Initiation Festival. Join our skilled host, Diogo Veiga, as he guides you through the art of crafting not one, but three different types of kites, inspired by the rich Brazilian kite-flying tradition.

1. Breathe Life into Your Kite: Diogo will unveil the secrets behind breathing life into your kite, imparting age-old techniques that bring these flying artworks to life. Learn the intricacies of design, color, and shape to make your kite truly one-of-a-kind.

2. Kite Construction: Discover the nuts and bolts of kite construction. From frame assembly to sail attachment, Diogo will provide step-by-step instructions, making sure your kite is sturdy and ready to take to the skies.

3. Three Kite Styles: Explore the versatility of kite-making as you craft three distinct styles: the classic diamond, the majestic delta, and the playful box kite. Each style holds its own charm and challenges, ensuring a dynamic and engaging experience.

4. Brazilian Kite Traditions: Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of Brazilian kite-flying traditions. Learn about the significance of kite festivals in Brazilian culture and how these colorful creations have been a source of joy and celebration for generations.

5. Test Your Creations: Once your kites are complete, take them for a spin and test their flight capabilities. Watch as your creations dance and soar against the festival's backdrop, forming a breathtaking spectacle in the sky.

Whether you're a seasoned kite enthusiast or a first-time flyer, this workshop promises an immersive and hands-on experience. Join us at the Oca Stage on the 30th of December from 10 am to 12 pm, and let your imagination take flight as you create your very own kites. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with the rich traditions of Brazil and add a touch of color to the festival skies!

Luisa Vanegas

Luisa Vanegas

Deep rest - Yoga Nidra

1 Hour

I am yoga teacher meditation and breathwork with two years experience, reiki healer and feminine embodied coach. I create workshops with the purpose of transformation and nourish environments for you to explore, this sacred space will be created to show respect for the process that we will embark on, we are creating a safe place so the divine can show itself and where you can full express. I would like to present at Initiation Festival as I really appasionate to conccect and interact with the comunity, part of my pourpos in this time life is to support people in their healing journey and internal growth , everything I create to support comes from love, from the button of my heart, that make feel so much fulfilment.


Hannah Claire

Embodied Boundaries & Centered Consent-social

2 Hours

Hannah is an somatic educator, social justice advocate, and integrative mindbody coach. She weaves together tools and experience as a trauma-informed yoga, directed mindfulness and meditation instructor, somatic educator, NLP, timeline therapy and hypnotherapy practitioner and nutritionist to enable people to become truly and sustainably whole, and reach their true potential.
Hannah's work is oriented within the truth that bringing the body online as an ally can create the space for deep & profound healing to occur. In a world where mental health challenges, toxic-stress, burnout, overwhelm, disconnection from our sense of Self and a yearning for something “more” are at epidemic levels, Hannah gently guides her clients to rediscover their own well-being through . She offers a safe-haven where her clients innate power is re-connected, their confidence and self-worth restored and where they are able to choose consciously and bravely to live their most authentic and lit life - as is their birthright!


Pam Alves

Embodiment Ecstatic Dance

Body & Movement
2 Hours

Hi I am Pam!
I've dedicated myself to wellness workshop facilitation for the last 10 years, I facilitate Yoga, Breathwork, Embodiment Ecstatic Dance and Cacao Ceremony.
My passion is cultivating a safe and empowering space where connecting heart, mind and soul in presence unlocks a more fulfilling way of being.
My mission is to encourage others to apply this to their life and radiate this outwards to create a more beautiful world we truly know is possible.

I love creating alchemy by bringing modalities together to enhance the experience to enable the liberation to you became unapologetic yourself


Flow faeries

Flow fairy acrobatic

Acrobatics / Dance
1 Hour

Connect to the vibrations of the earth, feel the wind under your dapo and let your spirit run free. In this workshop we are bringing together all the flowmies, new and old, to come learn how to use a dapo (or flowstar), we have plenty here ready for you to play with so come learn some new tricks and have a flow with us!



MovMed - Stress to Strong yoga

1 Hour

At MovMed, our mission is to revolutionize stress management and improve overall well-being. We prioritize holistic approaches that empower individuals to achieve better rest, stimulate healing, and enhance performance. Our approach focuses on the crucial role of the nervous system and integrates insights from various disciplines:

- Functional Neurology
- Mewing/Myofunctional Therapy
- Respiratory Training
- Postural/Biomechanical/Myofascial Training
- Martial Arts & Eastern Medicine
- Osteopathy/Craniosacral Therapy

Through practical application and precision, we deliver transformative results, including relief from chronic pain, improved concentration, enhanced pelvic floor stability, and a greater sense of body balance and relaxation.


Melisa Quinn

Plant Wands - Herb out Herb in - herbs workshop

Arts & Craft
1 Hour

A bridge of many worlds and a lover of the plant kingdom.

For the last five years, Melisa has facilitated this workshop at several small music and lifestyle gatherings such as Elements Festival, Zen Festival, Grounded Permaculture Yearly Gathering, Island Vibes Festival, Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival, Bohemian Beatfreaks Festival, Modifyre Burn and Initiation Festival.

Melisa also manages the workshop spaces/zones for Rootbound Festival, Elements Festival, Bohemian Beatfreaks Festival, Rabbits Eat Lettuce Festival and off-grid gatherings as well as a variety of other rolls in various other small music and lifestyle gatherings in Queensland.



Psy Forró

Acrobatics / Dance
1,5 Hour

Experience the electrifying fusion of Brazilian rhythm and Psytrance beats at the 'Psy-Forró' Workshop, hosted by the talented Carolina Moretzsohn, exclusively at the Initiation Festival!

Get ready to embark on a rhythmic journey where the pulsating energy of traditional Brazilian Forró meets the high-octane excitement of Psytrance music. In this dynamic workshop, Carolina will guide you through the magical world of 'Psy-Forró,' where two distinct musical universes harmoniously collide.

Learn the intricate footwork and captivating dance moves of Forró, a beloved Brazilian dance style known for its infectious joy and connection. Then, dive into the hypnotic rhythms and mesmerizing melodies of Psytrance, a genre that transcends boundaries and ignites the dance floor.

Carolina Moretzsohn, a passionate dance instructor and music enthusiast, will take you on this unique dance adventure, offering you the chance to blend the best of both worlds. Whether you're a seasoned dancer or a curious newcomer, 'Psy-Forró' welcomes all to groove, connect, and celebrate the fusion of cultures and beats.

Don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind experience that promises to ignite your spirit, elevate your dance, and unite festival-goers in a vibrant celebration of music and movement. Join us at the Initiation Festival and be part of the 'Psy-Forró' revolution!


Scott Wallace

Sacred Breathwork Journey

1 Hour

Scott Wallace is a Trauma-Informed Breathwork Facilitator, Transformational Coach, Spiritual Mentor, Speaker, Artist & Entrepreneur.

His mission is to educate, inspire and empower people to unlock their greatest potential, live in alignment with their Higher-Self and catalyse change for the collective Earth Community.

Sasha Peters and

Rhythmic Raise feat Mixed Business

The Rhythmic Yogis

1 Hour

We are Jessie and Sass, THE RHYTHMIC YOGIS. Two women helping you tap into your internal Rhythm. We believe that there is an innate rhythm that flows through all of us. By intentionally pairing embodied yoga style movement, rhythm, sound, breath, and celebration we aim to tune into the body and tap into our own innate wisdom. This is an opportunity to come back home to yourself and celebrate all aspects of your being. We will meet you where you are, one breath at a time. We are excited to connect with you!

We individually teach yoga and pilates at well-renowned yoga studios on the Sunshine Coast. We have a combined 10 years of teaching and 30 years of practising under our belt. As the Rhythmic yogis we each have 200hr, 500hr Yoga Alliance Teacher training, Bikram yoga certification and qualifications in Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Mindfulness based meditation training, and many more.


Sammie Vaughan

Trance Soundscape Journey- sound healing

1 Hour

Sammie is a rising musician and sound healer who has been dedicating hours of practice into crafting her art. She uses multiple instruments, acoustic and electric, and voice to foster an experience of connection with the space. She is passionate about creating emotive, ambient soundscapes, relishing in the beauty of simplicity and softness.

She has been creating sounds for conscious events and retreats for the past couple of years and has an array of other tools on her belt which include - shamanic journeying, bodywork, yoga, reiki, and others alike. Weaving amongst worlds, Sammie also provides services within the mental health field and is on the path of being of service to the world in many ways.

Sammie has a huge heart and quirky energy; she likes to bring her essence into all that she does. She is devoted to creating and cultivating spaces with the intention for you to feel safe in being exactly as you are.


Turn Your World Upside Down (Handstand Workshop)

Acrobatics / Dance
2 Hours

Hello, my name is Elissa I have been a yoga and movement coach for 14 years travelling the world and sharing my skills along the way. I lived in India for 10 years studying and teaching traditional yoga. Now back in Australia I am so excited to share what I have learnt in my homeland.


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