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Thursday, January 13
 

7:00pm EST

Ground & Center - Setting Intentions for Your Journey
Artists
avatar for Jonelle Lesniak

Jonelle Lesniak

Jonelle's mission is to help people feel the courage and freedom to express themselves, be themselves, and free themselves; to be heard and seen while doing it; and to uncover the unique purpose that can drive their lives. She comes to Interfusion Festival with experience in organization... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Studio 4

8:30pm EST

Consent Tools to Create Joyful Connections
Interfusion Festival is a chance to form connections, learn new things, and share amazing moments with like-minded people. This is only possible if we all support mutual joy, freedom of choice, and a culture of consent. In this workshop, we’ll play juicy, experiential connecting games to practice key skills for joyful, safe connection. And we’ll discuss how to avoid common communication pitfalls and move towards clarity, harmony, and synergy in connection. Whether we’re sharing touch, dancing together, connecting energetically, or just being ourselves!

Artists
avatar for Indigo Dawn

Indigo Dawn

Mount Storm, West Virginia
avatar for Sarah Taub

Sarah Taub

SARAH TAUB, Ph.D., (www.sarahtaub.com) teaches relationship and community skills and helps groups deepen their intimacy. She facilitates group processes including consensus decision-making, business meetings and retreats, conflict resolution sessions, and ZEGG Forum (www.zegg-forum.org/en... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 8:30pm - 9:30pm EST
Studio 4

10:00pm EST

AcroYoga Night Jam
Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

1707 N. Charles St Baltimore MD


Thursday January 13, 2022 10:00pm - Friday January 14, 2022 12:00am EST
Studio 3

10:00pm EST

An Ecstatic Journey

5Rhythms transcends dance—movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay our masks down, and dance till we disappear. Through the map of the 5 Rhythms we will explore moving presence, with each rhythm helping us excavate a greater understanding of ourselves. In this safe space you are invited to explore everything from the beginning of intimacy, with self and other, to the little and big deaths, in the loss of intimacy. Finding new ways of connecting and disconnecting will emerge into gentle awareness of your authentic presence through 5 Rhythms movement, dance and play.

Artists
avatar for DJ Ursidae

DJ Ursidae

Ursidae is the musical project of Josh Ingram, whose unique sound is characterized as an ever-evolving fusion of house, breakbeat and world music. Ingram’s intricate and experimental sound design stems from his upbringing, an environment which fostered his need for musical exploration... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 10:00pm - Friday January 14, 2022 12:00am EST
Studio 4

10:00pm EST

Candlelight Conversations

Artists
avatar for Mariya Molduvanova

Mariya Molduvanova

Event Designer/ Photographer
Mariya is a Creative Soul, Artist, Designer and Photographer, who strives to bring beauty and joy to people’s lives through everything she does. Originally from Bulgaria, where she graduated as Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, her passion for travel... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 10:00pm - Friday January 14, 2022 12:00am EST
Studio 1

10:00pm EST

Preparty Social
Artists
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

Dancer, DJ and music enthusiast. DJ Chuky is based in the Washington DC area and participates in most Zouk events in DC and around the country. He understands the reason people go to zouk events to dance, connect and have fun and appreciates the opportunity to play at these events... Read More →
avatar for DJ Renzo

DJ Renzo

DJ Renzo (Lorenzo Haire) is DJ Director of Interfusion Festival and is one of the nations top salsa DJs. Aside from salsa, Renzo also mixes Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Swing and many other genres as well. What makes him an in-tuned DJ is the fact that he is also an avid dancer. Utilizing... Read More →


Thursday January 13, 2022 10:00pm - Friday January 14, 2022 12:00am EST
Studio 6
 
Friday, January 14
 

9:00am EST

AcroYoga Games

Come one, come all and let's all have a ball!! In this offering Kerri and Taylor will take you through a variety of games, and goofy engagements. Get ready to play like you're a kid again and roll around on the floor (we will actually roll around on the floor). No experience or partner needed, bring an open mind, and get ready to laugh!!

Artists
avatar for Kerri Hilton

Kerri Hilton

Kerri Hilton has been engaging in alternative movement practices since crawling was an available option. Kerri has been traveling and teaching ACRO for years, while also leading weekly classes and can be found at most festivals!! Also an Acrostrong teacher, Kerri never misses an opportunity... Read More →
avatar for Taylored Acro

Taylored Acro

Taylored ACRO has been doing acro since the dawn of, realizing acro was a thing and just how awesome it is!! From dynamic training and a distinct understanding of body movement, Taylor brings years of different disciplines to every class. Expect a forward thinking, quick paced and... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 3

9:00am EST

Foundations of Thai Massage

In this workshop we'll introduce, discuss, and practice the fundamentals of Thai Massage. We’ll begin to cultivate an awareness surrounding the quality of our physical touch. We’ll explore what it means to be comfortable in our own bodies and how that affects what we communicate to others through touch. Come prepared to share an amazing experience with other like minded individuals to begin or refine your Thai massage practice.

Please wear loose fitting comfortable clothes, and bring some water to drink, a notebook and pen may also be desirable.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

1707 N. Charles St Baltimore MD
avatar for Kelly Marburger

Kelly Marburger

Kelly has been practicing acrobatics for over 8 years. She started training circus acrobatics in 2011 with Lin Junming. In 2015 she received a teaching certification from Acro Yoga International and has been teaching acro in and around the Baltimore area for over 4 years. She has... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 2

9:00am EST

Return to Your Great Self- Your Sat Nam

According to Kundalini philosophy we have a practical self, the body/mind/spirit of the day to day. It holds our routines and enacts our choices. But we are more than that. In each of us is a great Self - our Sat Nam (True Self). Through this practice we clear the connection from our self to our Self to the field that holds us all. Alignment between self and Self enables health, happiness, and divinity.

Artists
avatar for Martha McAlpine

Martha McAlpine

Devoted practitioner. Radiant teacher. Homeschooling mama. Martha brings dailiness and divinity to every class. She supports, encourages, and directs students’ efforts so they can redefine what they think is possible. Having felt broken at different times by an eating disorder... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 4

9:00am EST

The Art of Feeling Good in Your Body

I've developed the fastest, most precise ways FOR YOU to Feel Good in your Mind and Body. EVERYDAY Are you tired of feeling frustrated by the stuff that continues to hold you back in so many areas of your life? Perhaps it's trauma, neglect, feelings of lack of self-worth... Whatever it is, I know you know there is something that you would probably give anything to KNOW that, if you shatter those beliefs, your energy flows powerfully and freely. How would you love to lock in the cosmic, orgasmic power of the universe? Come Join Us.

Artists
avatar for Lawrence The Energy Master

Lawrence The Energy Master

Soullight Research School
Lawrence is a recognized Energy master, life coach, best-selling author, veteran film and television director/producer, and photographer. He offers sex-positive street-wise life mentoring, showing people how to move beyond the cognitive biases happening in their lives and towards... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 5

9:00am EST

Brazilian Capoeira

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Together we will explore quick and complex maneuvers across a wide variety of kicks and spins.

Artists
avatar for Roberto Tapia

Roberto Tapia

7014-A Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD,


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 7

9:00am EST

Loving-Kindness Meditation

Loving the self is one of the most transformative practices of all. The degree to which we love ourselves affects every aspect of our lives from how we think and feel to our health, work, finances, and relationships. The more we love ourselves the better our lives get, and the better we are able to love others. Most of us have been conditioned to practice some form of thinking that says “I’m not good enough.” 

In this meditation we will practice surrendering blockages to love for ourselves and others, loving ourselves unconditionally, and sharing that love with the world around us.


Artists
avatar for Yonah Levy

Yonah Levy

Washington, DC


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 1

9:00am EST

Super Charge Your Life by Rewiring Your Brain

All things neuroplasticity!! Together we will explore the latest research on happiness, learn practices that rewire the brain and are proven to increase wellbeing. Eleanor Bramwell, trauma therapist and nervous system expert, will make the neurobiology and science of how all of this works easy to understand.

Artists
avatar for Eleanor Bramwell

Eleanor Bramwell

Eleanor is a somatic therapist, trauma specialist, nervous system expert, serial entrepreneur, and change maker. By the age of 30, she developed five flourishing companies that spark systemic change. She is committed to her own inner development and living a full, embodied life that... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 6

11:00am EST

AcroYoga Fundamentals

Learn the most foundational AcroYoga poses step by step to set your practice up for success! In this class we’ll use fun drills to cover the importance of points of contact, alignment, and spotting safety. We will explore how to transition in and out of basic poses like bird, throne, candlestick, and whale with ease and grace. Learning acro concepts like contact and pour and bone stacking will help you refine these poses and transitions so that your practice can build off of them.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

1707 N. Charles St Baltimore MD
avatar for Kelly Marburger

Kelly Marburger

Kelly has been practicing acrobatics for over 8 years. She started training circus acrobatics in 2011 with Lin Junming. In 2015 she received a teaching certification from Acro Yoga International and has been teaching acro in and around the Baltimore area for over 4 years. She has... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 3

11:00am EST

Keys to Unlocking Handstands

Join coach Biff “Handstands” Bifareti for a workshop focused on proven techniques to develop your handstand and inversion skills. Handstands are a whole body movement, you will learn the right exercises and cues to advance your balance, strength, and mobility from your fingertips to toes. Topics we will cover: hand placement & wrist conditioning, shoulder mobility, core strength & breathing techniques, hip & glute exercises, and overall muscle engagement for inversions.

Artists
avatar for Biff Bifareti

Biff Bifareti

Biff has over seven years experience teaching handstands, inversions, and calisthenics in one-on-one, group, and large workshop settings to students of all ages and experience levels. Starting in 2014, Biff has taught weekly Handstand classes and workshops at a wide variety of gyms... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 4

11:00am EST

Conversational Lambada

Every partner dance has its rules and techniques that enable dancers to move freely within the dance’s structure. Social dance is a form of conversation, and it’s most successful and enjoyable when each partner consistently listens and responds.

Many of the rules and structures used in Brazilian zouk today come from lambada. In this workshop we’ll learn some of the conversational patterns and techniques from lambada that can be used in Brazilian zouk, providing a foundation for those new to this dance and new possibilities for those experienced in it.

Artists
avatar for Ashley Kent

Ashley Kent

amkent01


Friday January 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 6

11:00am EST

Zouk Beginner Bootcamp Series I/III

This progressive workshop series will give you the tools you need to start your journey in Brazilian Zouk. Learn the fundamentals, understand a bit of our history and etiquette, and be prepared to step into a brand new world of limitless possibilities in shared, expressive dance.  

Artists
avatar for Vinícius de Souza

Vinícius de Souza

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 7

11:00am EST

Gong Resonance Therapeutics- An Experience of Naad Yoga

Come join us for a very special immersive sound experience David is calling, the Soul Massage. Participants will be bathed by the sound vibrations of a massive 54 inch bronze Chau gong accompanied by a 52 inch bronze Sun gong, a 40 inch Nepalese singing bowl gong, a 38 inch Paiste Sedna Planetary gong and a 24 inch Paiste Synodic Moon Planetary gong; very grounding and profound. This vibration of these 2 large gongs is so low in the frequency range that you feel the gongs before you actually hear them. These sound experiences and our collective consciousness can also suppress pain, strengthen our willpower, and boost our creative inspiration and power amongst numerous other benefits.

“The power of Sound has the ability to activate our core harmony, balance the cycles of give and take, and quite literally reduce stress, stimulate glandular health, nourish the nervous system and facilitate healing movement amongst any density of our emotional, physiological and spiritual being. Through the divine practice of deep listening and cultivating receptivity by giving and receiving sound, we become a uniting consciousness vibrating with the wisdom of the cosmos to develop a healthy relationship with our internal and external environments.” - Kimberly Moon

Artists
avatar for David Martin

David Martin

David combines his skill set as a Yogi, Reiki Master and Neuro-Acoustic Sound Practitioner, to create an immersive experience in Naad Yoga (the Yoga of Sound) and Sound Meditation. Not only is the gong a sonic experience, it also facilitates a deep ultrasonic massage-like experience... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 2

11:00am EST

Laughter Yoga Games

Most people think they need a reason to be happy and an incentive to laugh when it is the other way around. When we laugh, we increase our joy quotient. Laughter Yoga was designed by cardiologist Dr. Madan Kataria and his wife Madhuri Kataria in Mumbai, India in 1995. Laughter Yoga is a practice in which creatively designed laughter exercises are combined with yogic breathing that comes from the diaphragm. It can be performed solo, when joining together with others, it establishes a sense of connection and joy. Since eye contact is an essential aspect, it builds trust between participants. Childlike playfulness and a willingness to be lighthearted, are part of the process.

Artists
avatar for Sarah Lawson

Sarah Lawson

Sarah Jean loves to laugh! She discovered laughter yoga and was instantly hooked. Sharing laughter and bringing joy to others is her passion and life goal - laughter yoga has proven to be a perfect tool for that. Sarah Jean is also a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 5

11:00am EST

Positive Psychology: Positive Emotions & Gratitude In Challenging Times

Nearly two decades of research on gratitude shows that when life is going well, gratitude allows us to celebrate and magnify the goodness. But what about when we're facing challenges or experiencing pain? Research in the field of positive psychology shows that with practice we can can develop the capacity to be present to the good that exists around us and train our brains to create new muscle memory for savoring the little, everyday moments. This interactive workshop will explore the concept of "practicing positivity" and how gratitude and savoring can help us appreciate lessons learned and growth catalyzed through challenges.

Artists
avatar for Dimple Dhabalia

Dimple Dhabalia

DIMPLE DHABALIA is the Founder of Roots in the Clouds, and a leadership and mindful performance coach. Dimple has over 20 years of experience working at the crossroads of the government and humanitarian sectors with a focus on global migration polices and operations, coaching, and... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 1

1:00pm EST

AcroYoga L-basing: Learn & Refine

Visit and revisit the foundations in this spectacular AcroYoga class. All levels encouraged. Want to learn the classics and spin like a pro? Perhaps it’s time to learn or review the basics. Those little, important details are easy to overlook. But it’s those tiny details that allow the big moves to look effortless. Learn the basics in a way you have never imagined. Prepare for blast off with these two dynamic teachers from NYC, with challenges thrown at all levels!


Artists
avatar for Bassam Kubba

Bassam Kubba

"Drstadharmasukhavihari" means to live happily in the present moment. Bassam has lived in five different countries and has worn several professional hats: software engineer, professional climber, yoga teacher, and acrobatic performer.He has finally settled down in Manhattan as a Vinyasa... Read More →
avatar for Mendel Romanenko

Mendel Romanenko

New York, NY, United States


Friday January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 3

1:00pm EST

From The Ground Up: The Roots of Zouk

We will explore the history of Brazilian Zouk with a focus on its various dance and musical influences from the African Diaspora. In doing so we will honor the traditions that helped to create this dance as well as find inspiration for its continued evolution. From there we will incorporate this history into the body with grounding Zouk movements.

Artists
avatar for Ebonie Lee

Ebonie Lee

Co-founder and Instructor, Zoukphoria
Ebonie Lee is an NYC-based Brazilian Zouk dancer, performer & instructor. Ebonie has trained extensively in a variety of dance modalities. Ebonie pursued Japanese Classical, African, Latin, contemporary Indian and Modern dance at Williams College and abroad. She interned at Washington... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 6

1:00pm EST

Bridging the Gender Divide: Increasing Women's & LGBTQ+ Representation

It’s the 21st century and women are still fighting for income and social equality. In this workshop, we discuss the systemic nature of gender inequality and its continuing impact for female-identified folx. We will also address LGBTQ+ representation in workplaces and play spaces. 

Participants will:
  • Understand the differences between sex and gender 
  • Leave with an understanding of the systems and institutions that led to current gender and sexual inequities
  • Learn to recognize the impact and indicators of sexism, homophobia, and transphobia  
  • Be provided with tools to make real change to empower themselves and others in their communities and workplaces

Artists
avatar for Pooja Virani

Pooja Virani

Pooja Virani (she/her) is a Pain-Free Movement Specialist and Social Justice Consultant on a mission to spread joy, foster equality, and help people reach their highest potential. She is the creator of Rehabilitative Yoga and Pain-Free Hips & Knees! Pooja specializes in Rehabilitative... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 1

1:00pm EST

Human Connection: The Transformational Practice of Authentic Relating

Do you want deeper, richer, more intimate connections with the people in your life? Do you want to be seen, known, and heard for who you really are, and create a space for others to be seen, known, and heard as well?

Welcome to the transformational practice of Authentic Relating, a set of powerful tools and skills designed to cultivate greater depths of vulnerability and intimacy between people in all social contexts. ART International’s acclaimed Authentic Relating workshops guide participants into conscious relationship with themselves and each other on a rich and often life-changing journey of deep human connection.

Join Ryel Kestano, ART International Co-Founder and Senior Course Leader, for a practical, engaging, and fun introduction to Authentic Relating. You'll walk away with skills and tools that can be used right away to cultivate deeper connection and a sense of trust, empathy, and care with intimate partners, family members, colleagues, friends, and strangers alike.

Artists
avatar for Ryel Kestano

Ryel Kestano

Ryel Kestano is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Senior Course Leader at ART International. Ryel is primarily responsible for the development of ART’s courses and programs, and leads the company as it expands to reach more people with the transformational practice of authentic relating... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 5

1:00pm EST

Sound Meditation: Crystal & Chimes

Dante will lead participants into a comfortable and receptive state to support deep relaxation using sound healing instruments. Once the sounds bath begins, allow the vibrations to soothe the mind, clear any blockages within the body and guide you into the present moment. Discover the powerful and healing effects of singing bowls and experience sounds that will re-harmonize the entire body.

Artists
avatar for Dante Baker

Dante Baker

I was first exposed to sound healing at a Homa Organic Farm in 2010. The owner used crystal bowls and chanting to support the health of his plants and to facilitate group meditations. I facilitate sound meditation events all over the east coast in yoga studios, holistic wellness facilities... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 2

1:00pm EST

Creating a Safe Space for Play & Exploration

Creating a safe space for play and exploration can look very different to each couple, throuple, or multi-partner relationship, and that’s totally okay.

How do we start the conversation, and what do we need to discuss?

DBSA: Desires. Boundaries. Safeword. Aftercare.

We will learn more about these core principles for creating a safe container and practice the formula that will bring us closer to creating safe, sexy, and playful experiences with our partner(s).

Artists
avatar for Johnny Vajra

Johnny Vajra

Johnny Vajra, the founder of Metagene Health, is a Spiritual Alchemist, Intimacy Coach, and Pleasure Educator. Johnny incorporates sacred sexuality, conscious kink, and mindful meditation to promote conscious community via workshops and immersion experiences. (www.johnnyvajra.com)Johnny... Read More →
avatar for Stacie Ysidro

Stacie Ysidro

Stacie Ysidro, the founder of Holistic Progressions, has been coaching individuals and couples throughout the United States for over 10 years. Her passion is helping people experience erotic freedom, full self-acceptance, and expression with grace and ease. She most enjoys seeing... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 4

1:00pm EST

The Art of Burlesque

Burlesque dance creates an unapologetically uninhibited atmosphere that promotes self-acceptance and positive body image that is free of shame and judgement. With its name deriving from the Italian word “burla”, meaning a prank, a joke, or parody, Burlesque is as much a comedic and theatrical art as it is a sensual one. At its heart are the arts of farce and exaggeration that teach us not to take ourselves too seriously and embrace our sensual energy.

Artists
avatar for GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday is Washington D.C.’s resurgence of glitz, glamor, and allure. Armed with eyelashes and an arsenal of glitter she has enticed audiences with her clever blend of sass and wit. Lady GiGi Holliday had her start after studying the art of burlesque in Trixie Little’s Burlesque... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 7

1:00pm EST

Zouk & Flow Intensive (Add-On)

The Intensive was created to provide a deeper understanding of Brazilian Zouk's unique fluidity of movement. We will study the tools and techniques behind developing a dance where motion never ceases, even in stillness. It allows us to go a bit deeper by sharing concepts that are suited for a more experienced audience.

This intensive requires an application and fluency in prerequisites. The number of students admitted to this special focus group is limited to provide the most attention, details and feedback to all accepted participants.

Artists
avatar for Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn is one of the most sought-after Zouk artist, dance instructor, and choreographer in the world.In 2006 she was confronted with her destiny "Brazilian Zouk", where she fell in love with the dance which has been her passion ever since. Over the years, while studying and working... Read More →
avatar for Guilherme Prada

Guilherme Prada

Inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?", Mr. Prada started dancing in 2004. However, it was only in 2006 that he really began to dive deep into dance as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Aroxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Brazil; which... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Rote

Kelsey Rote

Kelsey has been dancing since she was 5, starting with tap, jazz, and ballet, later adding lyrical, modern, and other solo dances. She bounced around to different dance forms, from aerial to tango, salsa to lindy hop, among others, until finding Brazilian Zouk. She fell in love with... Read More →
avatar for Kuna Hamad

Kuna Hamad

Kuna Hamad is a creative and dancer.


Friday January 14, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Studio 9

3:00pm EST

Partner Yoga: Side Body Sweetness

Come explore therapeutics focused on the side body. We’ll start with giving and receiving a juicy side-lying Thai massage sequence, and then explore a few flying flows that soar into length and relish twists. No partner necessary.

Artists
avatar for Jean-Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel is a Haitian born father, artist and yoga teacher. He’s been teaching yoga since 2006, practicing Thai Massage since 2007, and teaching AcroYoga since 2008. He has taught in prisons, public schools, nonprofits, businesses, yoga studios, and large festivals... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 3

3:00pm EST

Understanding & Connecting Foundations for Dance

Sometimes you may watch a dance and think: ‘How does that work?

We are very lucky in Brazilian Zouk because we have so many directions to use and explore, and we can simply classify them in Primary, Secondary and Variants. When you are social dancing and creating flow with travelling turns or in place, for example, those 3 directions can help you connect movements that previously you could only do separately and have more fun creating a fun dance.

For leaders, this workshop will teach you how to identify the precise moments where you can make changes between those directions to create endless combinations. For the followers, one of the main outtakes from this class is to understand how to identify connecting bridges and what is necessary to be available and ready for all the changes/challenges the leaders can throw at you.

With both having those skills, you can dance and create a beautiful flow and continuity with safety and comfort.

Artists
avatar for Alisson Sandi

Alisson Sandi

Alisson Sandi began his dance career at the age of 15 in São Paulo, Brazil where he was born. Over the years he trained in Brazilian Dança de Salão, Street Latin and International Ballroom dancing under the methodology of Alex de Carvalho, Renata Peçanha, Jaime Arôxa, Rodrigo... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 6

3:00pm EST

Authentic Relating: Intro to Conscious Communications

Conscious Communication is a transformational heart-centered practice that fosters deeper intimacy, connection and understanding. Come explore, experience and practice the sacred art of conscious conversation. Learn to listen with deep presence, empathy and understanding. Learn to speak your truth, desires, and needs with greater clarity, honesty and kindness. Experience how compassionate communication, mindful listening, and authentic relating practices can support you as you continue to show up in conversation with greater self-awareness and care.

Artists
avatar for Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch is a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Coach, Couples and Family Therapist and founder of Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary, a conscious wellness practice that inspires awakening, growth and transformation of body/mind/heart/spirit. Lael is passionate about creating opportunities for... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 5

3:00pm EST

The Science of Attraction

What is the origin of sexual orientation? How do our various desires and attractions develop? This lecture-style workshop will examine what we know about sexuality from a scientific lens and give lessons on how to make long-lasting love a possibility.

Artists
avatar for Timaree Schmit

Timaree Schmit

Sexologist Dr. Timaree Shmit is a professor, writer and consultant in human sexuality and believes that sexual freedom is the foundation of social justice. She is the host of the award-winning podcast Sex with Timaree, co-host of the long-running Philly favorite sex education/comedy... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 2

3:00pm EST

5Rhythms: To Evolve

To evolve means to change. This is the nature of being alive. We change moment to moment. Our experience changes, our breath changes, our emotions change, our spirituality and sexuality evolve. As we adapt, and move with the changes our life becomes a grace filled opportunity to heal, experience and express. With an embodied intuition, life connects moment to moment, without gaps. There is acceptance, mutual understanding in others, an intimacy with life is established. Join me for our embodied inquiry of what moving with change feels like, breaths like, how your body drops into evolving day to day organically moving is the way, the 5Rhythms wave gives the map.

5Rhythms transcends dance—movement is the medicine, the meditation and the metaphor. Together we peel back layers, lay our masks down, and dance till we disappear. Through the map of the 5 Rhythms we will explore moving presence, with each rhythm helping us excavate a greater understanding of ourselves. In this safe space you are invited to explore everything from the beginning of intimacy, with self and other, to the little and big deaths, in the loss of intimacy. Finding new ways of connecting and disconnecting will emerge into gentle awareness of your authentic presence through 5 Rhythms movement, dance and play.  

Artists
avatar for Ann Kite

Ann Kite

Ann Kite is an accredited 5Rhythms teacher who offers classes and workshops in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. She discovered the 5Rhythms in 2008 and they have transformed her life. Ann believes in the intuitive wisdom of the body and teaches 5Rhythms as a path to healing through... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 4

3:00pm EST

Women's Self Defense Training I

Self defense is not just a set of techniques; it is a state of mind, and it begins with the belief that you are worth defending." We want you to be feel confident and capable to take care of yourself or a loved one if ever in a dangerous situation. This valuable content will be delivered in a high energy and practical way.

Artists
avatar for Tim Wegert

Tim Wegert

Tim Wegert is a 3x World Champion in Sport Karate and current Area Director of 6 UpLevel Martial Arts locations across 3 states. He is passionate about building confidence in young people and adults through Martial Arts. He is excited to bring practical self-defense training back... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 7

3:00pm EST

Connecting With Nature: Tending Our Relationship With The Wild

Humans are intimately connected to nature as WE ARE NATURE! Join Andrew as we explore this relationship through fun awareness games, an experiential sense meditation, core routines of nature connection, hands on experiences, and practical tips to kickstart or deepen your own connection with the inner and outer wild.

Artists
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Andrew Shofer

I believe the relationship between humans and nature is inseparable and much misery results from disconnection to this vital relationship. I have spent the past 9 years of my life in service to helping people of all ages reconnect to this birthright of having positive experiences... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 1

3:00pm EST

Zouk Day Party
Daytime Brazilian Zouk social.

Artists
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DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol started DJ'ing back in 2013, first as an EDM DJ. Later when he picked up Latin dancing as a hobby, he became DNC2Beat dance company's resident DJ for their Bachata and Salsa events. Early 2019 while part of District Zouk Dance Company he started DJ'ing Zouk and has now... Read More →
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DJ Chuky

Dancer, DJ and music enthusiast. DJ Chuky is based in the Washington DC area and participates in most Zouk events in DC and around the country. He understands the reason people go to zouk events to dance, connect and have fun and appreciates the opportunity to play at these events... Read More →
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DJ Jem

DJ Jem (Jessica Jamilla) has been spinning for the Boston Brazilian Zouk scene since 2012. In the early years it was normal for her to show up to the socials with her iPod to share her passion for music with the small group of dancers and friends that were working hard to build a... Read More →
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Dj Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY.DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Russia, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
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DJ Rhinestone

A born-and-raised California girl, DJ Rhinestone recently switched coasts to bring her unique style to the DMV area. She first learned to DJ in 2019 from DJ Fro-Yo. Since then she has played at events all over the US, from giant festivals to smaller, intimate retreats. Just like a... Read More →
avatar for Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he plays. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 3:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Studio 9

5:00pm EST

Thai Bodywork: Art & Practice

Thai Bodywork is sometimes referred to as a dance between giver and receiver. The “dance” is between the flow of breath and movements, like a writer eloquently stroking the words onto the page. In this workshop we will combine the “being” principles of Thai Massage (as Jess sees them: breath, connection, intuition, & presence) with our “doing” movements. In turn, we will have both the presence of an artful Thai practitioner AND the movements/technique as smooth as a ninja! Come play! It is recommended that you come with a partner so that our content can be practiced with your pre-established connection.

Artists
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Jess Crutchfield

jecrutchfield3@gmail.com


Friday January 14, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 3

5:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk: The 3 Lanes

In ZenZouk we really focus in the development of fundamentals as a key component to bring continuity and ease to any dance, Developing these skill require leaders and follower to focus on the different possibilities for fundamental footwork and types of connection.

The 3 lanes Is a class focusing on the different places the leader can move in relationship with their partner and how by changing positions a new fundamental is found. This class will focus in the constant relationship between connection and footwork and how we can smoothly get in and out and how we can create combinations.

This class is an Intermediate+ class - students will learn linear fundamentals steps in an easy way to remember, while advanced dancers will get a whole new perspective on fundamentals and how to create combinations.

Artists
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 6

5:00pm EST

Creating More Diverse, Inclusive, & Equitable Spaces Together

How do we as dancers, yogis, artists, movers, and human beings create more diverse, inclusive, and equitable spaces? This workshop examines structural racism and implicit bias in society and their manifestations in healing and movement spaces. After defining and giving a brief history of race and racism, we will explore the role of individuals, institutions, and systems in perpetuating and disrupting racism and appropriation.   

Participants will:
  • Leave with an understanding of the systems and institutions that led to current racial and cultural inequities 
  • Learn to recognize the impact and indicators of racism and cultural appropriation in different settings
  • Be provided with tools to make real change to empower themselves and others in their communities and workplaces 

Artists
avatar for Pooja Virani

Pooja Virani

Pooja Virani (she/her) is a Pain-Free Movement Specialist and Social Justice Consultant on a mission to spread joy, foster equality, and help people reach their highest potential. She is the creator of Rehabilitative Yoga and Pain-Free Hips & Knees! Pooja specializes in Rehabilitative... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 1

5:00pm EST

The Sacred Contract: Living Into The Life You Were Born For

This interactive workshop is for people who feel strongly that they were born to do something but haven’t yet uncovered what it is. Using provocative inquiry and guided interaction, you’ll learn how you might turn who you are into what you do. You’ll look at your life as it has unfolded up until now to discern your sacred contract with life and with the key people in it. We'll dialogue about the art of "surrendering to the soul" to move more effortlessly and powerfully into your purpose.

Beginning with individual reflection and writing, you'll identify the defining moments of your life and how those have shaped you, and toward what end. Sharing your observations in dyads and small groups, you'll develop a picture of the gifts life has been preparing you to bring forth. You'll create an initial plan for moving forward, including a support group of fellow participants to provide ongoing support.

Artists
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Bob Gordon

Bob is an integrative psychotherapist, couples counselor, and career coach who holds an M.S. in behavioral science, an M.A. in applied healing arts, and an M.S. in counseling. He is a certified Imago Relationship Educator. He also teaches Healing Presence to graduate students at the... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 5

5:00pm EST

Conscious Sexuality: The Breath

In this workshop we will explore how to use synchronized partner breathing as a tool to open energetic pathways with oneself and others.

Friday January 14, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 4

5:00pm EST

Open-Hearted Puja Circle

There is a space beyond all duality and a space where differences and opposing perspectives simply fall away. Join Cathleene for an ancient ritual Puja of sharing where our felt sense of being and empathy for each other arises easily and moves us into the open-hearted field of Oneness together. At the end, Cathleene shares a meditation for transmuting Suffering into Peace.

Artists
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Cathleene Cienfuegos

Cathleene Cienfuegos is an international Tantra Teacher sought after Professional Consultant and Personal Empowerment Coach.Cathleene trains Tantric Healing Arts professionals and helps them to create and grow sustainable and abundant coaching careers so they can be well supported... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 2

5:00pm EST

Kizomba FUNdamentals

In this workshop you will learn the essential characteristics of Kizomba dance. We will explore concepts including: Walking, Grounded Movement, Posture, Connection, Basic Movement Vocabulary and Figures, Essential Rhythms, Isolations, Styling and More!

Artists
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Marc Brewer

As featured on America's Got Talent, internationally renowned artist Marc Brewer, based in MI, USA, is one of the world’s most sought-after Afro-Latin Dance instructors, performers, choreographers, and judges. Certified through Broadway Dance Center’s rigorous training program... Read More →
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Rose Turuka

Rose Turuka aka RoseLov3 originates from Zanzibar, Tanzania but currently resides in Michigan. Her passion and love for dance is undeniable! With Afrobeats at the core, she has explored and continued to learn various dance styles such as Kizomba, Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Swing and the... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 7

7:00pm EST

Conscious Conversations: Recognizing & Cultivating Intuition
“I should have listened to my gut.” Whether we call it our conscience, sixth sense, or instinct, most of us have had an experience where we ignored our inner knowing—and regretted it. But what exactly is intuition? How can it be recognized? Is it reliable, and to what extent should we allow it to guide our decision-making? This participatory group discussion asks us to contemplate our understanding and use of “intuition,” and explore how its purposeful cultivation can bring us into greater alignment with our most authentic, creative, powerful selves.

Interesting Questions
What is intuition? (Is it real?)
Describe a time when “intuition” helped or hurt you.
Describe a time when you went against your intuition (What happens? What was the outcome?)
How do we recognize intuition (as opposed to fear, anxiety, or unconscious bias)?
How can we cultivate and feed our intuition?

Conscious Conversations is a series of participatory group discussions to explore important topics to the community including relationships, resilience, identity, spirituality, grief and healing. With facilitation from a moderator and selected artists, participants will create a supportive space for intimate discussions grounded in appreciation of and curiosity about our shared human experiences. We will practice self-expression and holding space for others, to both listen and be heard. This social practice builds from individual reflection to community connection, inspiring experiences of acceptance, awareness, and transformation.

Artists
avatar for Lindsay Bigda

Lindsay Bigda

Lindsay Bigda serves as conscious communication director with Interfusion Festival, where she seeks to foster connective spaces for the authentic expression of both our strengths and our vulnerabilities. Lindsay comes to Interfusion with over ten years of experience as a social/nonprofit... Read More →
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Rue Payne

Sacred relationship has always been at the center of Rue's ministry. Co-parented by two spiritual leaders, Rue is a native to the interconnection of music, touch, and energy, and their powerful influence on the human experience. While earning her bachelors in journalism and public... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Studio 4

9:00pm EST

AcroYoga Night Jam
AcroYoga jam to practice and play with others.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

1707 N. Charles St Baltimore MD


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 3

9:00pm EST

Bachata Party
Bachata social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol started DJ'ing back in 2013, first as an EDM DJ. Later when he picked up Latin dancing as a hobby, he became DNC2Beat dance company's resident DJ for their Bachata and Salsa events. Early 2019 while part of District Zouk Dance Company he started DJ'ing Zouk and has now... Read More →
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DJ Hercules

A “NuYoRican” native living in the DMV, DJ “Hercules” (William Sanchez, Jr.) “The Strongest Man In SALSA” has been filling floors of venues for more than 20 years. Hercules looks to present music outside of the box, bridging the classic past of all types of genres with... Read More →
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DJ Renzo

DJ Renzo (Lorenzo Haire) is DJ Director of Interfusion Festival and is one of the nations top salsa DJs. Aside from salsa, Renzo also mixes Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Swing and many other genres as well. What makes him an in-tuned DJ is the fact that he is also an avid dancer. Utilizing... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 7

9:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk Party
Brazilian Zouk social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

Dancer, DJ and music enthusiast. DJ Chuky is based in the Washington DC area and participates in most Zouk events in DC and around the country. He understands the reason people go to zouk events to dance, connect and have fun and appreciates the opportunity to play at these events... Read More →
avatar for DJ Jem

DJ Jem

DJ Jem (Jessica Jamilla) has been spinning for the Boston Brazilian Zouk scene since 2012. In the early years it was normal for her to show up to the socials with her iPod to share her passion for music with the small group of dancers and friends that were working hard to build a... Read More →
avatar for Dj Power

Dj Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY.DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Russia, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
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DJ Rhinestone

A born-and-raised California girl, DJ Rhinestone recently switched coasts to bring her unique style to the DMV area. She first learned to DJ in 2019 from DJ Fro-Yo. Since then she has played at events all over the US, from giant festivals to smaller, intimate retreats. Just like a... Read More →
avatar for Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he plays. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →
avatar for Vinícius de Souza

Vinícius de Souza

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 5

9:00pm EST

Candlelight Conversations
A space to relax and have conversations across candlelights.

Artists
avatar for Mariya Molduvanova

Mariya Molduvanova

Event Designer/ Photographer
Mariya is a Creative Soul, Artist, Designer and Photographer, who strives to bring beauty and joy to people’s lives through everything she does. Originally from Bulgaria, where she graduated as Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, her passion for travel... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 1

9:00pm EST

Ecstatic Dance Party
Ecstatic social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Morphonic

DJ Morphonic

DJ Morphonic is both a name and a purpose. As a name, Morphonic is the DJ project of Maurice Legendre, based in Asheville, NC. As a purpose Morphonic is the mission to instigate transformation in people through a sonic experience. Knowing first hand the profound change that can occur... Read More →
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DJ Shango

DJ Shango a Burning Man DJ, a Philadelphia, DC & Jersey based DJ, Bringing indigenous and world sounds that uplift, enlighten and open the chakras, Shango brings his vision to life through the motion and raw power on the dance floor. Art and music collide, healing the audience of... Read More →
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DJ Ursidae

Ursidae is the musical project of Josh Ingram, whose unique sound is characterized as an ever-evolving fusion of house, breakbeat and world music. Ingram’s intricate and experimental sound design stems from his upbringing, an environment which fostered his need for musical exploration... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 2

9:00pm EST

Kizomba Party
Kizomba social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Afrodeshiak

DJ Afrodeshiak

DJ Afrodeshiak (Amber Rose) was born in Wakanda, Africa. Shortly after birth she was brought to Nashville, TN where she was raised. After she graduated college she discovered and fell in love with international dance music such as Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba. Over the... Read More →
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Eddy Velazquez

Yesi and Eddy, aka the Kool Kids, are Urban Kiz instructors from Detroit, Michigan. They began their dance journey in Latin dancing (mainly Salsa and Bachata.) After spending several years learning and competing in Salsa and Bachata, they were introduced to Kizomba and they immediately... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 4

9:00pm EST

Serenity Lounge
Relax and rejuvenate at festival serenity lounge.

Artists
avatar for Iva Vest

Iva Vest

Iva Vest’s passion is embodying + sharing authentic, conscious living and holistic wellness. Through her work as a Certified Transformational Health Coach + Empowerment Mentor, she lives to witness and inspire others toward true self-love + greatness by powerfully facilitating awareness... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00am EST
TBA

9:00pm EST

West Coast Swing Party
Artists
avatar for DJ James Kong

DJ James Kong

Silver Spring, Maryland
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Markus Smith

A native of Washington, DC Markus is an accomplished and award winning dance competitor, choreographer and instructor. He has been featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, BET’s “106 and Park” program, and the movie Love N’ Dancing. He was a co-host of DC DANCING... Read More →


Friday January 14, 2022 9:00pm - Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00am EST
TBA
 
Saturday, January 15
 

9:00am EST

Foundations of Standing Acrobatics

Standing Acrobatics can seem intimidating when you see dramatic or dynamic skills but all of those skills have foundations. In this class we will teach you how to stand...on other people! We will utilize concepts like bone stacking and alignment to help us support our friends. We will explore poses like thigh stand and half high to work towards two high.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

1707 N. Charles St Baltimore MD
avatar for Kelly Marburger

Kelly Marburger

Kelly has been practicing acrobatics for over 8 years. She started training circus acrobatics in 2011 with Lin Junming. In 2015 she received a teaching certification from Acro Yoga International and has been teaching acro in and around the Baltimore area for over 4 years. She has... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 3

9:00am EST

Therapeutic AcroYoga: Support to Soften Backbends

Rooted in the connection between unconditional support and releasing of resistance, we’ll find support to soften. First exploring myofascial release with tennis balls, we’ll move into sensitive touch and working with gravity with Thai Massage then leverage gravity with backbend focused therapeutic flying. All levels welcome, No Partner Necessary

Artists
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Jean-Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel is a Haitian born father, artist and yoga teacher. He’s been teaching yoga since 2006, practicing Thai Massage since 2007, and teaching AcroYoga since 2008. He has taught in prisons, public schools, nonprofits, businesses, yoga studios, and large festivals... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 2

9:00am EST

Spinal Decompression Yoga: Neck & Shoulder Nirvana

Empower yourself with a gentle series of progressive poses designed to soften, open and release the aches and pains we carry in our neck and shoulder muscles. See and experience these simple, yet empowering techniques that reliably unwind the deeper causes of this tension at its core. This is BETTER than stretching. This is opening!

Artists
avatar for Chandra Bliss

Chandra Bliss

Bowie, Maryland


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 5

9:00am EST

The Goddess Workshop

Connect with other inspiring women as we discover ways to reconnect with our inner-feminine and have fun while learning how to create a feel-good life through visualization, music, and movement.

Artists
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Liz Strom

Washington DC / NYC


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 4

9:00am EST

7 Keys for Making Love to Life

Join Cathleene for a deep yet lighthearted and practical exploration of our 7 main relationships to life and how we can step into more mastery immediately. During this class, Catleene will reveal the 7 Tantric Keys that unlock our life force (and the 7 culprits that bind us) and how we can easily practice and embody our own liberation now.

Artists
avatar for Cathleene Cienfuegos

Cathleene Cienfuegos

Cathleene Cienfuegos is an international Tantra Teacher sought after Professional Consultant and Personal Empowerment Coach.Cathleene trains Tantric Healing Arts professionals and helps them to create and grow sustainable and abundant coaching careers so they can be well supported... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 6

9:00am EST

The Bellydance Wildcard

A glimpse into the mysterious and beautiful world of isolations, undulation and shimmies that are the underpinnings of fusion style belly dance. Come as you are - this class is open to ALL who are interested in fun dance games and wild mind/body challenges. You’ll learn to flow and pop, try on some challenging layers, and practice snippets of choreography that can be modified to fit your dance level.

Artists
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Ebony Qualls

Ebony Qualls has been teaching belly dance since 2003. She is based in Washington, DC and is a regular headlining teacher and performer at dance and wellness festivals throughout Asia, Canada, South America, Europe and the US. She has toured internationally with the world famous Bellydance Supers... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 7

9:00am EST

Mindfulness Meditation

This guided meditation will be shared to help you deepen mindful presence and inner peace by dropping into physical sensations of the body. This practice will include an intentional breath awareness and a gentle breathing practice as well as a body scan, directing attention from the trouble making mind to the peace filled present moment.

Artists
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Yonah Levy

Washington, DC


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 1

11:00am EST

AcroYoga: Don't Look Back Washing Machine

Dean and Elise of Acrolesque have invented another novel washing machine! This dynamic, flowing, L-based washing machine will have the flyer moving backwards and all around in unexpected ways. It will test your trust, strength, and proprioception. You may not know where you're going, but you know it's going somewhere fun! Let's keep it moving. For all levels of embodied acroyogis.

Artists
avatar for Dean Hively

Dean Hively

Dean is a teacher of AcroYoga. His classes emphasize safety, form, and the energetics of partnership. He has a laid back and positive approach to life and teaching, with a goal to promote joy, amazement, and comfort in community.AcroYoga frees us from the assumed barriers we put on... Read More →
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Elise Foster

In 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga and it’s lineage of yoga, acrobatics and Thai yoga massage. Like nothing else she has experienced, AcroYoga has the ability to transform lives. As an AcroYoga and Thai yoga massage teacher, Elise... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 3

11:00am EST

The Zouk Body Breakdown

The aesthetic and feel most often used by professionals and experienced dancers, are the most obvious details that can distinguish Brazilian Zouk. Technically, it’s not the hardest topic, but it is one that most people don’t study, and in this workshop we will break down the steps to get into your own body and make it your own.

The ‘Zouk Body’ is achievable for everyone through consciousness, time and practice. The movements and mechanics for the leaders and followers are almost equal since everything starts from understanding where it comes from, and this is one of the reasons why most dancers fall in love with Brazilian Zouk, because of how it feels and how it looks. For those who have already covered the basics and can already lead/follow fundamental moves, it’s now time to explore how you can create your own version of the ‘Zouk Body’

Artists
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Alisson Sandi

Alisson Sandi began his dance career at the age of 15 in São Paulo, Brazil where he was born. Over the years he trained in Brazilian Dança de Salão, Street Latin and International Ballroom dancing under the methodology of Alex de Carvalho, Renata Peçanha, Jaime Arôxa, Rodrigo... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 6

11:00am EST

Zouk Beginner Bootcamp Series II/III

This progressive workshop series will give you the tools you need to start your journey in Brazilian Zouk. Learn the fundamentals, understand a bit of our history and etiquette, and be prepared to step into a brand new world of limitless possibilities in shared, expressive dance.  

Artists
avatar for Vinícius de Souza

Vinícius de Souza

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 7

11:00am EST

Authentic Relating for Intimate Relationships

Do you believe that intimate relationships can be a vehicle for profound healing, growth, and wholeness? Do you want to unlock new territories of intimacy, depth, connection, and vulnerability in your intimate relationship?

Wherever you are in the relationship journey – whether you’ve just met and are committed to conscious relating or you’ve been in partnership for decades – this session for partners in an intimate relationship will guide you through proven skills and tools that are easy to learn, apply, and embody. There are many treasures to discover in the shared space, no matter how long you’ve been together, and authentic relating provides the most effective map to explore this beautiful terrain.

ART International Co-Founder and Senior Course Leader Ryel Kestano guides you through a program that strongly emphasizes embodied and experiential learning that will leave you and your partner enlivened, heart- and mind-opened, and deeply connected to yourself and each other.

*This workshop is for partners / pairs of two people who consider themselves in an “intimate” relationship—defined as a close relationship that includes emotional, mental, spiritual, and/or physical or sexual intimacy. Such relationships may include romantic partners, close friends, or family relationships alike. Please come to this workshop with your partner.

Artists
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Ryel Kestano

Ryel Kestano is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Senior Course Leader at ART International. Ryel is primarily responsible for the development of ART’s courses and programs, and leads the company as it expands to reach more people with the transformational practice of authentic relating... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 2

11:00am EST

Conscious Consent & Boundaries

What would it be like to have healthy and strong interactions with the people in your life in which you could easily say YES to what you want and NO to what you don’t want and realize you have the right to both? In this experiential workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn, explore, experience and practice the art of conscious consent and intentional boundary setting.

Through a variety of interactive authentic relating, mindfulness, movement and conscious touch practices, you will be invited to:

  • Examine your current values, beliefs, and practices around consent and boundaries and explore in what ways these have served you and in what ways they have held you back from fully honoring your deepest needs and desires
  • Decide which beliefs and practices you choose to keep and which you would rather discard or change
  • Experience the power of owning your true YES and honoring your true NO
  • Mindfully negotiate win-win scenarios so that you can honor self and honor other
  • Feel more at ease with nurturing platonic touch as you learn to clearly express your needs, wants, desires, and boundaries
  • Expand your horizons with the people you attract by showing with greater confidence, clarity and conscious consent
Our intention is that you will leave equipped with a toolkit of concrete new skills and practices that you can put to immediate use.

Artists
avatar for Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch is a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Coach, Couples and Family Therapist and founder of Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary, a conscious wellness practice that inspires awakening, growth and transformation of body/mind/heart/spirit. Lael is passionate about creating opportunities for... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 4

11:00am EST

Afrobeats is Afrolov

Explore well known movements from different parts of the African diaspora paired with music from the African continent. This will be a solo, body movement focused class delivered with ample amounts of energy, personality and personal style. FUN FUN and more FUN!!! Get ready to smile, move, sweat, and enjoy!

Artists
avatar for Rose Turuka

Rose Turuka

Rose Turuka aka RoseLov3 originates from Zanzibar, Tanzania but currently resides in Michigan. Her passion and love for dance is undeniable! With Afrobeats at the core, she has explored and continued to learn various dance styles such as Kizomba, Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Swing and the... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 5

11:00am EST

DC Swing

Markus and Tren will introduce you to their hybrid style DC Swing combining Handdance and West Coast Swing. They will guide you through the core foundation of movement, connection, and musicality.

Artists
avatar for Markus Smith

Markus Smith

A native of Washington, DC Markus is an accomplished and award winning dance competitor, choreographer and instructor. He has been featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, BET’s “106 and Park” program, and the movie Love N’ Dancing. He was a co-host of DC DANCING... Read More →
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Tren Veal

Originally from Louisiana, Tren started swing dancing in the state of Texas. Over the years she has competed and won many West Coast Swing Jack & Jill’s and Strictly Swing contests placing in the top 5 in the Champions Division. Her love and passion for the dance shows on the dance... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 9

11:00am EST

Manifesting through the Seven Chakras

The chakra system has been seen as a ladder of liberation since ancient times; the powerful energetic centers that hold our sacred space. When all of our chakras are balanced and activated they create harmony and flow. Allowing us to reach higher consciousness, changing our thought to vision and to manifest into reality. This workshop will give you a better understanding of the chakra system and how each chakra plays a large role in manifesting your most vibrant vision.
 

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Emma Olmedo

Emma comes to Interfusion with 10 years of experience as an intuitive healer. She combines her Reiki Master certification, clairvoyant abilities, and Shamanic training to help her clients pursue healing. Emma’s mission is to hold space for people on their spiritual journey of self-love... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 1

1:00pm EST

Partner Acro: High Flying Lifts & Throws

Let see if we can get you and your partner 6 feet apart in this high flying acrobatic dance lift class! Come ready to lift, spin, and flip while improving your partnership’s connection.

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Andrew Phillips

Andy, a New York-based acrobat, combines the technical eye of a seasoned coach and over a decade of experience performing acrobatics to produce a style of teaching that unites dynamism and finesse. He specializes in teaching dance lifts, partner counterbalances, and advanced partner... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 3

1:00pm EST

The 3 Sides of the Linear Basic

Linear steps on Brazilian Zouk and lambada follow similar patterns, like a wave, they come and go in a continuous flow. Using this simple back and forth of energy, momentum, and connection, Jessica will guide you into discovering the possibilities found within your fundamentals including: how to connect them, and how to flow from one to the other, improving your smoothness in transitions and the opportunity to explore new possibilities.

This class is an All Levels class- Beginner will learn linear fundamentals steps in an easy way to remember while advanced dancers will get a whole new perspective on fundamentals and how to create multiple combinations with them.

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Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 6

1:00pm EST

Using Conflict to Deepen Connection

“Conflict is growth trying to happen.” ~ Harville Hendrix

What if avoiding conflict in our intimate partnerships is the very opposite of intimacy? What if conflict is actually growth attempting to find expression?

The problem isn’t conflict, it’s our inability to “blow the foam off the beer” and get to the heart of it. In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn and practice the three-part method of intentional dialogue that is the core of Imago Relationship Therapy and you’ll walk out prepared to use it.

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Bob Gordon

Bob is an integrative psychotherapist, couples counselor, and career coach who holds an M.S. in behavioral science, an M.A. in applied healing arts, and an M.S. in counseling. He is a certified Imago Relationship Educator. He also teaches Healing Presence to graduate students at the... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 2

1:00pm EST

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

Cacao has been used in ceremonies of many American ancient tribes long before we learned how to make chocolate out of it. People use cacao to delve deeper into themselves and Its great source of health benefits has been proved by many cacao takers to nourish our physical and energetic bodies.

In this ceremony we will enjoy cacao from Guatemala/Colombia:

*Opening circle ⭕️ / blessings
*Share cacao benefits and how to work with cacao as a powerful manifestation tool
*Meditation / drink cacao / breath work/ movement practice
*Closing with sound healing

Artists
avatar for Narda Ruby Siwar Qenti

Narda Ruby Siwar Qenti

Narda was born in Ecuador, as an Incan descendant her gifts come to light and her heart expands full of joy every time she gets to cultivate her daily Sun gazing/movement along with gentle yoga practices and meditation in Nature first thing in the morning.She is a Kambo Practitioner... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 4

1:00pm EST

Conscious Sexuality: The Energetic Connection

Our sensuality is a manifestation and expression of our vital sexual life-force and creative energy. It can play, move, and be shared and enjoyed in many ways. Join us for sacred exploration of this force in a fun environment! Awakening and getting in touch with our own energetic capacities and nature. Expand your definition of “sex” Learn how we can all penetrate and be penetrated by a partner, a tree, the universe, or life itself. Expand your energetic capacity and intention and manifestation powers through, movement, breath, touch, sound, and energy.

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Lawrence The Energy Master

Soullight Research School
Lawrence is a recognized Energy master, life coach, best-selling author, veteran film and television director/producer, and photographer. He offers sex-positive street-wise life mentoring, showing people how to move beyond the cognitive biases happening in their lives and towards... Read More →
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Monique Darling

Workshop facilitator extraordinaire, Monique Darling, has led over 2000 workshops in the past 13 years. She is the founder of Everyday Tantra an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self-expression... Read More →
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Peter Petersen

Peter Petersen, has been teaching qigong for 15 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 13 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 5

1:00pm EST

Understanding Connection & Vulnerability in Urban Kiz

Understanding Connection & Vulnerability in Urban Kiz
This class is an exploration of how to deepen your connection in dance through vulnerability. Our focus will be emotional storytelling and how those stories can transform your dance from a series of movements into an art.

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avatar for Eddy Velazquez

Eddy Velazquez

Yesi and Eddy, aka the Kool Kids, are Urban Kiz instructors from Detroit, Michigan. They began their dance journey in Latin dancing (mainly Salsa and Bachata.) After spending several years learning and competing in Salsa and Bachata, they were introduced to Kizomba and they immediately... Read More →
avatar for Yesi Harrison

Yesi Harrison

Yesi and Eddy, aka the Kool Kids, are Urban Kiz instructors from Detroit, Michigan. They began their dance journey in Latin dancing (mainly Salsa and Bachata.) After spending several years learning and competing in Salsa and Bachata, they were introduced to Kizomba and they immediately... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 7

1:00pm EST

The Neurology of Breath

In this sweet playshop we will dig into the neurology of breath! How it can be used to teach the nervous system plasticity and regulation as prevention. AND can be used as an intervention when activated/ stressed/ depressed/ anxious/ dissociative. Eleanor Bramwell, trauma therapist and nervous system expert, will explain how the breath also rewires the brain and contributes to epigenetic change. You will leave with some tangible breath practices.

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Eleanor Bramwell

Eleanor is a somatic therapist, trauma specialist, nervous system expert, serial entrepreneur, and change maker. By the age of 30, she developed five flourishing companies that spark systemic change. She is committed to her own inner development and living a full, embodied life that... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 1

1:00pm EST

Zouk & Flow Intensive (Add-On)

The Intensive was created to provide a deeper understanding of Brazilian Zouk's unique fluidity of movement. We will study the tools and techniques behind developing a dance where motion never ceases, even in stillness. It allows us to go a bit deeper by sharing concepts that are suited for a more experienced audience.

This intensive requires an application and fluency in prerequisites. The number of students admitted to this special focus group is limited to provide the most attention, details and feedback to all accepted participants.

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avatar for Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn is one of the most sought-after Zouk artist, dance instructor, and choreographer in the world.In 2006 she was confronted with her destiny "Brazilian Zouk", where she fell in love with the dance which has been her passion ever since. Over the years, while studying and working... Read More →
avatar for Guilherme Prada

Guilherme Prada

Inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?", Mr. Prada started dancing in 2004. However, it was only in 2006 that he really began to dive deep into dance as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Aroxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Brazil; which... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Rote

Kelsey Rote

Kelsey has been dancing since she was 5, starting with tap, jazz, and ballet, later adding lyrical, modern, and other solo dances. She bounced around to different dance forms, from aerial to tango, salsa to lindy hop, among others, until finding Brazilian Zouk. She fell in love with... Read More →
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Kuna Hamad

Kuna Hamad is a creative and dancer.


Saturday January 15, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Studio 9

3:00pm EST

AcroYoga: Dynamic Flow

In this flowy offering Kerri and Taylor will guide you through a dual phase flow with appropriate scaling for both beginners and intermediate levels. The flow will be accessible for those with some previous ACRO experience and a basic understanding of ACRO poses. There will also be an upskilled option for doing the flow with dynamic options, keeping it extra engaging for those intermediate acrofolx.

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Kerri Hilton

Kerri Hilton has been engaging in alternative movement practices since crawling was an available option. Kerri has been traveling and teaching ACRO for years, while also leading weekly classes and can be found at most festivals!! Also an Acrostrong teacher, Kerri never misses an opportunity... Read More →
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Taylored Acro

Taylored ACRO has been doing acro since the dawn of, realizing acro was a thing and just how awesome it is!! From dynamic training and a distinct understanding of body movement, Taylor brings years of different disciplines to every class. Expect a forward thinking, quick paced and... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 3

3:00pm EST

Grounding in Movement

Now a days, most of our time is spent inside our minds. Often thinking and pondering about the next thing on the schedule, the next task, the next step in life, the next goal to be achieved. Often rationalizing everything, even the things that are supposed to be just felt. The constant thinking and focus on what is next take us away from the present moment. Our bodies become simple vehicles of transportation for our concerned brains, instead of being amazing homes for us to live and be present in. It is easy to lose awareness of our movements and go through the days on autopilot, living in the future, forgetting how much we can create and evolve through the discovery of our movements.

In this workshop we are going to bring ourselves to the present moment through the exploration of groundedness, evolving ours steps to become more aware of our paths we take. We will use the music and fundamentals of Brazilian Zouk to bring awareness and rediscover our walk. We will seek to evolve as human beings by showing the better version of ourselves, producing art with our bodies.

Artists
avatar for Guilherme Prada

Guilherme Prada

Inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?", Mr. Prada started dancing in 2004. However, it was only in 2006 that he really began to dive deep into dance as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Aroxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Brazil; which... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Rote

Kelsey Rote

Kelsey has been dancing since she was 5, starting with tap, jazz, and ballet, later adding lyrical, modern, and other solo dances. She bounced around to different dance forms, from aerial to tango, salsa to lindy hop, among others, until finding Brazilian Zouk. She fell in love with... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 6

3:00pm EST

Designing the Relationships We Desire

In our relationships, we often end up subscribing to existing socially acceptable containers of relationship without fully considering whether they really work for us. For example, in many cultures, the standard life partnership is to meet someone, fall in love, date, move in, get engaged and married, have kids, and live happily ever after. But this one size fits all approach may not actually work for many people's deeper needs and desires – and this provides an opportunity to design a relationship that does fit.  

“Relationship by design” is a process for two people in any kind of long-term relationship to intentionally create a style of relationship uniquely designed to support their respective needs, desires, boundaries, and preferences. It consists of three stages: first, making the already-existing implicit nature of the relationship explicit; second, identifying and expressing desires, needs, and wishes for the relationship going forward; and third, constructing an agreement that includes overlapping desires while seeking to maximize the fulfillment of each person within the relationship.

In this 90 minute session, ART International Co-Founder and Senior Course Leader Ryel Kestano guides relationship partners through this powerful transformational process that culminates in deeper connection, greater empathy, more understanding of each other, and a relationship that can thrive and evolve over time.

*This workshop is for partners / pairs of two people who consider themselves in an “intimate” relationship—defined as a close relationship that includes emotional, mental, spiritual, and/or physical or sexual intimacy. Such relationships may include romantic partners, close friends, or family relationships alike. Please come to this workshop with your partner.

Artists
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Ryel Kestano

Ryel Kestano is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Senior Course Leader at ART International. Ryel is primarily responsible for the development of ART’s courses and programs, and leads the company as it expands to reach more people with the transformational practice of authentic relating... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 2

3:00pm EST

Understanding the Intimate Massage

We will learn a whole variety of massage techniques, including the five elements, deep tissue, sensual touch, and exploring how to increase orgasm and full body pleasure. Through breath, sound, and movement, we will release trauma, awaken our energetic body, and open to ecstatic bliss. We will also go deep into heart opening, vulnerable, and authentic relating exercises - discovering how to be present for ourselves others. As we truly embody the art of Self Love, we can help others to unconditionally love themselves.

Artists
avatar for Monique Darling

Monique Darling

Workshop facilitator extraordinaire, Monique Darling, has led over 2000 workshops in the past 13 years. She is the founder of Everyday Tantra an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self-expression... Read More →
avatar for Peter Petersen

Peter Petersen

Peter Petersen, has been teaching qigong for 15 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 13 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 5

3:00pm EST

Kizomba Alchemy

Kizomba dance originated in Angola in 1980s and has since reached a global presence. Known for its sensual movements and music, Kizomba is all about partner connection, nonverbal communication and musical expression. In this workshop you will learn how to alchemize a few simple foundational steps and their variations into a magical partner dance experience, how to create safe intimate connections with our partners and communicate effortlessly through our bodies.

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avatar for Eric Kizomba

Eric Kizomba

Eric Kizomba fell in love with Kizomba many years ago. Growing up in Africa and listening to Zouk and Kassav provided him the musicality and understanding of the music. Arriving in Germany he then learned to dance Kizomba and continued to advance by attending workshops all around... Read More →
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Umka Pele

Umka is a yogini, athlete, and movement artist who has practiced a variety of creative movement modalities for over 30 years. Umka’s athletic and creative movement journey included ballet, contemporary dance, gymnastics, acrobatics, exotic dance, and several partner dances: Bachata... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 7

3:00pm EST

Ayurvedic Studies: The Six Tastes of Food

In Ayurveda, there are six tastes or Rasas: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent, and astringent. Ayurveda recommends including each of the tastes in every meal. The belief is that incorporating all six tastes in your meals and adjusting the amounts to your personal constitution will help you maintain balanced nutrition and good health, and feel satisfied overall.

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avatar for Ileana Gonzalez

Ileana Gonzalez

Ileana Gonzalez, Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and 200 hr RYT is the Founder of Apurva Wellness LLC. After working internationally in IT Consulting for 12 years, Ileana had the opportunity to travel the world on a spiritual journey. Her travels took her to 6 countries and... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 1

3:00pm EST

Zouk Day Party
Daytime Brazilian Zouk social.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol started DJ'ing back in 2013, first as an EDM DJ. Later when he picked up Latin dancing as a hobby, he became DNC2Beat dance company's resident DJ for their Bachata and Salsa events. Early 2019 while part of District Zouk Dance Company he started DJ'ing Zouk and has now... Read More →
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

Dancer, DJ and music enthusiast. DJ Chuky is based in the Washington DC area and participates in most Zouk events in DC and around the country. He understands the reason people go to zouk events to dance, connect and have fun and appreciates the opportunity to play at these events... Read More →
avatar for DJ Jem

DJ Jem

DJ Jem (Jessica Jamilla) has been spinning for the Boston Brazilian Zouk scene since 2012. In the early years it was normal for her to show up to the socials with her iPod to share her passion for music with the small group of dancers and friends that were working hard to build a... Read More →
avatar for Dj Power

Dj Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY.DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Russia, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
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DJ Rhinestone

A born-and-raised California girl, DJ Rhinestone recently switched coasts to bring her unique style to the DMV area. She first learned to DJ in 2019 from DJ Fro-Yo. Since then she has played at events all over the US, from giant festivals to smaller, intimate retreats. Just like a... Read More →
avatar for Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he plays. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 3:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Studio 9

5:00pm EST

Thai Massage & Myofascial Release

Come explore the nexus of Thai Massage and Myofascial Release (with tennis balls). We’ll start exploring how focus work with tennis balls can facilitate targeted release and then continue the melting with a delicious Thai Massage sequence. No experience or partner necessary.

Artists
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Jean-Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel is a Haitian born father, artist and yoga teacher. He’s been teaching yoga since 2006, practicing Thai Massage since 2007, and teaching AcroYoga since 2008. He has taught in prisons, public schools, nonprofits, businesses, yoga studios, and large festivals... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 3

5:00pm EST

Creating Flow for Your Dance

This class is centered around exploring the movements that hug around your fundamentals. The moment between ‘moves’ is in some ways the most important part of our dance. Think about the breath between words, or the gap between thoughts.

In this class we will work on raising more awareness of your body, while we remain in a continuous flow with our partner. We will also integrate the preparation needed when engaging movements in Brazilian Zouk.

Artists
avatar for Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn is one of the most sought-after Zouk artist, dance instructor, and choreographer in the world.In 2006 she was confronted with her destiny "Brazilian Zouk", where she fell in love with the dance which has been her passion ever since. Over the years, while studying and working... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 6

5:00pm EST

Authentic Relating: Playful Connections

Do you crave more conscious, mindful, and authentic connection? Do you desire to show up and be seen as you truly are, without pretense, without the masks, without the armor? Do you seek to relate to yourself and others with greater awareness, curiosity, vulnerability and authenticity? Come explore, experience and practice the magical art of conscious connection through Authentic Relating, a collection of extensively tested and masterfully led experiences, playful games, and creative practices designed to awaken self-awareness and foster deeper connection and understanding with others.

Artists
avatar for Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch is a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Coach, Couples and Family Therapist and founder of Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary, a conscious wellness practice that inspires awakening, growth and transformation of body/mind/heart/spirit. Lael is passionate about creating opportunities for... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 4

5:00pm EST

Conscious Conversations: On Chemistry & Connection

The thrill of the spark. The world fades and there is just you and that other person. But then the moment ends, and back in reality, we are left wondering: Was that a meaningful connection, or just a fleeting chemical romance? After extended periods of isolation (such as a pandemic), understanding our own social and romantic needs and how to consciously meet them is more important than ever. In artistic practices where accelerated intimacy and heavy oxytocin and dopamine doses are the norm, deciphering true intention and potential for authentic or lasting connection becomes particularly challenging. In this participatory group discussion, we delve into our experiences with romance and relationships, and how we can healthfully approach and navigate feelings and conversations with others both in and beyond our communities of practice.

About Conscious Conversations

Conscious Conversations is a series of participatory group discussions to explore important topics to the community including relationships, resilience, identity, spirituality, grief and healing. With facilitation from a moderator and selected artists, participants will create a supportive space for intimate discussions grounded in appreciation of and curiosity about our shared human experiences. We will practice self-expression and holding space for others, to both listen and be heard. This social practice builds from individual reflection to community connection, inspiring experiences of acceptance, awareness, and transformation.

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avatar for Rue Payne

Rue Payne

Sacred relationship has always been at the center of Rue's ministry. Co-parented by two spiritual leaders, Rue is a native to the interconnection of music, touch, and energy, and their powerful influence on the human experience. While earning her bachelors in journalism and public... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 8

5:00pm EST

Group Healing & Sound Bath

In this space we will explore the power of group energy healing in combination with sound healing. The intention of this experience is to walk away feeling relaxed, cleansed, expanded, and grounded.

Artists
avatar for Joseph Adams

Joseph Adams

Joseph Adams is an educator, lecturer, and group healing channel. His ability to describe complex spiritual topics in a practical way yields clarity to those seeking to understand the spiritual path. With a unique ability to transfer powerful spiritual energy to large groups of people... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 2

5:00pm EST

Qi-Gong

Manifest Ra will gracefully guide you through meditative postures and movements that enhance Qi in the body. The word QiGong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. Gong means cultivation or practice. Essentially, Qi Gong translates as energy cultivation. The gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong reduce stress, build stamina, increase vitality, and enhance the immune system. Some practices increase the Qi; others circulate it, use it to cleanse and heal the body, store it, or emit Qi to help heal others and for spiritual development.

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Manifest Ra

Manifest Ra is a QiGong Ambassador, InnerG Work and Mindfulness Facilitator, regularly presenting to corporations, associations, colleges and public audiences on the topics of personal transformation, wellness and mindfulness. Manifest has a unique style and delivery that blends success... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 1

5:00pm EST

Science of Leading & Following

This class will utilize essential leading and following techniques necessary for communication on the dance floor. Leaders will learn how to guide the couple and initiate transitions into different steps and figures with the desired intention (clarity, signals, timing, amplitude and momentum). Followers will learn how to respond accurately to this intention when executing figures while using the appropriate body connection and timing. The goal of this class is to facilitate clear and seamless social dancing with a variety of dance partners. The technique in this class will have its foundations in anatomy, imagery, physics, and culture.

Artists
avatar for Marc Brewer

Marc Brewer

As featured on America's Got Talent, internationally renowned artist Marc Brewer, based in MI, USA, is one of the world’s most sought-after Afro-Latin Dance instructors, performers, choreographers, and judges. Certified through Broadway Dance Center’s rigorous training program... Read More →
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Rose Turuka

Rose Turuka aka RoseLov3 originates from Zanzibar, Tanzania but currently resides in Michigan. Her passion and love for dance is undeniable! With Afrobeats at the core, she has explored and continued to learn various dance styles such as Kizomba, Salsa, Bachata, Zouk, Swing and the... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 7

7:00pm EST

5Rhythms: To Ascend
When we ascend we come into alignment with the highest version of ourselves. We reclaim our inherent divinity, and rise to our potential. Ascension is seating in the power of the fullness of who we are. Through the map of the 5 Rhythms we will explore moving presence, with each rhythm helping us excavate a greater understanding of ourselves. In this safe space you are invited to explore everything from the beginning of intimacy, with self and other, to the little and big deaths, in the loss of intimacy. Finding new ways of connecting and disconnecting will emerge into gentle awareness of your authentic presence through 5 Rhythms movement, dance and play.  

Artists
avatar for Ann Kite

Ann Kite

Ann Kite is an accredited 5Rhythms teacher who offers classes and workshops in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. She discovered the 5Rhythms in 2008 and they have transformed her life. Ann believes in the intuitive wisdom of the body and teaches 5Rhythms as a path to healing through... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Studio 4

9:00pm EST

AcroYoga Night Jam
AcroYoga jam to practice and play with others.

Artists
avatar for Eric Sipes

Eric Sipes

1707 N. Charles St Baltimore MD


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00pm - Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 3

9:00pm EST

Bachata Party
Bachata social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol started DJ'ing back in 2013, first as an EDM DJ. Later when he picked up Latin dancing as a hobby, he became DNC2Beat dance company's resident DJ for their Bachata and Salsa events. Early 2019 while part of District Zouk Dance Company he started DJ'ing Zouk and has now... Read More →
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DJ Hercules

A “NuYoRican” native living in the DMV, DJ “Hercules” (William Sanchez, Jr.) “The Strongest Man In SALSA” has been filling floors of venues for more than 20 years. Hercules looks to present music outside of the box, bridging the classic past of all types of genres with... Read More →
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DJ Renzo

DJ Renzo (Lorenzo Haire) is DJ Director of Interfusion Festival and is one of the nations top salsa DJs. Aside from salsa, Renzo also mixes Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Swing and many other genres as well. What makes him an in-tuned DJ is the fact that he is also an avid dancer. Utilizing... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00pm - Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 7

9:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk Party
Brazilian Zouk social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

Dancer, DJ and music enthusiast. DJ Chuky is based in the Washington DC area and participates in most Zouk events in DC and around the country. He understands the reason people go to zouk events to dance, connect and have fun and appreciates the opportunity to play at these events... Read More →
avatar for DJ Jem

DJ Jem

DJ Jem (Jessica Jamilla) has been spinning for the Boston Brazilian Zouk scene since 2012. In the early years it was normal for her to show up to the socials with her iPod to share her passion for music with the small group of dancers and friends that were working hard to build a... Read More →
avatar for Dj Power

Dj Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY.DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Russia, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
avatar for DJ Rhinestone

DJ Rhinestone

A born-and-raised California girl, DJ Rhinestone recently switched coasts to bring her unique style to the DMV area. She first learned to DJ in 2019 from DJ Fro-Yo. Since then she has played at events all over the US, from giant festivals to smaller, intimate retreats. Just like a... Read More →
avatar for Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he plays. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →
avatar for Vinícius de Souza

Vinícius de Souza

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00pm - Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 5

9:00pm EST

Candlelight Conversations
A space to relax and have conversations across candlelights.

Artists
avatar for Mariya Molduvanova

Mariya Molduvanova

Event Designer/ Photographer
Mariya is a Creative Soul, Artist, Designer and Photographer, who strives to bring beauty and joy to people’s lives through everything she does. Originally from Bulgaria, where she graduated as Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, her passion for travel... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00pm - Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 1

9:00pm EST

Ecstatic Dance Party
Ecstatic social dance party.

Artists
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DJ Morphonic

DJ Morphonic is both a name and a purpose. As a name, Morphonic is the DJ project of Maurice Legendre, based in Asheville, NC. As a purpose Morphonic is the mission to instigate transformation in people through a sonic experience. Knowing first hand the profound change that can occur... Read More →
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DJ Rhinestone

A born-and-raised California girl, DJ Rhinestone recently switched coasts to bring her unique style to the DMV area. She first learned to DJ in 2019 from DJ Fro-Yo. Since then she has played at events all over the US, from giant festivals to smaller, intimate retreats. Just like a... Read More →
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DJ Shango

DJ Shango a Burning Man DJ, a Philadelphia, DC & Jersey based DJ, Bringing indigenous and world sounds that uplift, enlighten and open the chakras, Shango brings his vision to life through the motion and raw power on the dance floor. Art and music collide, healing the audience of... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00pm - Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 2

9:00pm EST

Kizomba Party
Kizomba social dance party.

Artists
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DJ Afrodeshiak

DJ Afrodeshiak (Amber Rose) was born in Wakanda, Africa. Shortly after birth she was brought to Nashville, TN where she was raised. After she graduated college she discovered and fell in love with international dance music such as Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba. Over the... Read More →
avatar for Eddy Velazquez

Eddy Velazquez

Yesi and Eddy, aka the Kool Kids, are Urban Kiz instructors from Detroit, Michigan. They began their dance journey in Latin dancing (mainly Salsa and Bachata.) After spending several years learning and competing in Salsa and Bachata, they were introduced to Kizomba and they immediately... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00pm - Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 4

9:00pm EST

Serenity Lounge
Relax and rejuvenate at festival serenity lounge.

Artists
avatar for Iva Vest

Iva Vest

Iva Vest’s passion is embodying + sharing authentic, conscious living and holistic wellness. Through her work as a Certified Transformational Health Coach + Empowerment Mentor, she lives to witness and inspire others toward true self-love + greatness by powerfully facilitating awareness... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00pm - Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00am EST
TBA

9:00pm EST

West Coast Swing Party
Artists
avatar for DJ James Kong

DJ James Kong

Silver Spring, Maryland
avatar for Markus Smith

Markus Smith

A native of Washington, DC Markus is an accomplished and award winning dance competitor, choreographer and instructor. He has been featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, BET’s “106 and Park” program, and the movie Love N’ Dancing. He was a co-host of DC DANCING... Read More →


Saturday January 15, 2022 9:00pm - Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00am EST
TBA
 
Sunday, January 16
 

9:00am EST

Partner Acro: Counterbalance Foundations

Learn the foundations of finding perfect balance with any partner, then learn moves to show off your strength, flexibility, and style!

Artists
avatar for Andrew Phillips

Andrew Phillips

Andy, a New York-based acrobat, combines the technical eye of a seasoned coach and over a decade of experience performing acrobatics to produce a style of teaching that unites dynamism and finesse. He specializes in teaching dance lifts, partner counterbalances, and advanced partner... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 3

9:00am EST

Thai Bodywork: Down Regulating Your Nervous System

Artists
avatar for Eleanor Bramwell

Eleanor Bramwell

Eleanor is a somatic therapist, trauma specialist, nervous system expert, serial entrepreneur, and change maker. By the age of 30, she developed five flourishing companies that spark systemic change. She is committed to her own inner development and living a full, embodied life that... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 2

9:00am EST

Sexual Wellness for Mind & Body

Combining her decades of experience as both a sexuality educator and fitness instructor, Dr. Timaree will guide you through a highly interactive workshop that blends lecture, discussion and movement. We will discuss best practices for navigating body image and techniques for a more loving relationship with your body, and go through a short workout that has practical and sexual applications.

Artists
avatar for Timaree Schmit

Timaree Schmit

Sexologist Dr. Timaree Shmit is a professor, writer and consultant in human sexuality and believes that sexual freedom is the foundation of social justice. She is the host of the award-winning podcast Sex with Timaree, co-host of the long-running Philly favorite sex education/comedy... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 7

9:00am EST

Kundalini Yoga: Awakening your 10 Subtle Bodies

According to Kundalini philosophy what we experience as our body is actually ten bodies: the soul body, negative mind, positive mind, neutral mind, the arcline, aura, pranic body, subtle body and radiant body. This particular practice activates and aligns each of these bodies so that we finish whole, healthy, and all aspects of our bodies are in play ready for a bright divine life.

"If you understand that you are Ten Bodies, and you are aware of those Ten Bodies, and you keep them in balance, the whole Universe will be in balance with you." ~ Yogi Bhajan

Artists
avatar for Martha McAlpine

Martha McAlpine

Devoted practitioner. Radiant teacher. Homeschooling mama. Martha brings dailiness and divinity to every class. She supports, encourages, and directs students’ efforts so they can redefine what they think is possible. Having felt broken at different times by an eating disorder... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 5

9:00am EST

Discover your eLove Language

The Erotic Blueprints ™ offer easily understood ways to speak into your needs, desires, and boundaries as well as provides body-based answers that help you experience creative and more satisfying intimacy, navigate dating, be empowered, emotional problem-solving, and more. In this PlayShop, we’ll do hands-on practice in each of the Blueprint Types and play with how to connect with other Blueprints in the way that honors them AND creates the most intense and juiciest connections!

Artists
avatar for Johnny Vajra

Johnny Vajra

Johnny Vajra, the founder of Metagene Health, is a Spiritual Alchemist, Intimacy Coach, and Pleasure Educator. Johnny incorporates sacred sexuality, conscious kink, and mindful meditation to promote conscious community via workshops and immersion experiences. (www.johnnyvajra.com)Johnny... Read More →
avatar for Stacie Ysidro

Stacie Ysidro

Stacie Ysidro, the founder of Holistic Progressions, has been coaching individuals and couples throughout the United States for over 10 years. Her passion is helping people experience erotic freedom, full self-acceptance, and expression with grace and ease. She most enjoys seeing... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 4

9:00am EST

Belly Dance Isolations & Undulations for Seamless Movement

Circles, waves, and figure 8s are foundational to belly dance, lending the style its signature "snake-like" quality in which the dancer sends seamless undulations throughout her or his body. We'll explore how to take this "boneless" quality into your arms, torso, and hips by breaking down some of the most essential belly dance undulations.

First, we'll get nitty-gritty with the technique, so you understand exactly how to execute each movement in your body. Then, we'll practice weaving the moves together, creating an enchanting flow of momentum from one body part to the next. We'll work up to layering traveling footwork, ooey-gooey torso & hip undulations, and rippling arm-work all simultaneously, resulting in a richly textured combination that you can take home and practice.  

Artists
avatar for Elena Faye

Elena Faye

Artistic Director
Arlington VA


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 6

9:00am EST

Moving Together: Exploring Partnerwork

How does one connect with another when there is no shared "language" of social dance? We will explore ways to invite and engage with partnerwork in more improvisational movement spaces. We will first learn ways to connect with oneself and then another in multiple dance scenarios. We will also cultivate our sensitivity to the moment to better determine how to enter and exit these spaces in a healthy way. No partner required,

Artists
avatar for Ebonie Lee

Ebonie Lee

Co-founder and Instructor, Zoukphoria
Ebonie Lee is an NYC-based Brazilian Zouk dancer, performer & instructor. Ebonie has trained extensively in a variety of dance modalities. Ebonie pursued Japanese Classical, African, Latin, contemporary Indian and Modern dance at Williams College and abroad. She interned at Washington... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EST
Studio 1

11:00am EST

Partner Yoga: Levels of Union

Yoga means union, and we individually find a sweet union of breath, body, and mind. We explore new levels of that sweet union in partner yoga. Finding a deep listening that nourishes our connection and intuition, we’ll find fresh connections and deeper travels into familiar and new poses. No partner necessary

Artists
avatar for Jean-Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel

Jean-Jacques Gabriel is a Haitian born father, artist and yoga teacher. He’s been teaching yoga since 2006, practicing Thai Massage since 2007, and teaching AcroYoga since 2008. He has taught in prisons, public schools, nonprofits, businesses, yoga studios, and large festivals... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 3

11:00am EST

Zouk Beginner Bootcamp Series III/III

This progressive workshop series will give you the tools you need to start your journey in Brazilian Zouk. Learn the fundamentals, understand a bit of our history and etiquette, and be prepared to step into a brand new world of limitless possibilities in shared, expressive dance.

Artists
avatar for Vinícius de Souza

Vinícius de Souza

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 7

11:00am EST

Understanding Long-Term Relationship Modules

With lessons for all relationship types, this workshop aims to take a historical and cross-cultural view of the way humans have organized and defined romantic relationships. This lecture-style workshop will examine the legal, social and psychological motivations for the way our love lives are structured.

Artists
avatar for Timaree Schmit

Timaree Schmit

Sexologist Dr. Timaree Shmit is a professor, writer and consultant in human sexuality and believes that sexual freedom is the foundation of social justice. She is the host of the award-winning podcast Sex with Timaree, co-host of the long-running Philly favorite sex education/comedy... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 4

11:00am EST

Laughter Yoga Games

Laughter Yoga is a mind and body exercise that allows us to tap into our natural state of childlike playfulness and joy! It is a combination of prompts and games to make the sounds of laughter and then natural laughter quickly follows. “Yoga” implies the mind, body, spirit connection and the breathing components. When we laugh, we are naturally inhaling and exhaling which floods our brain bodies with fresh oxygen.

This is a time and place to be silly, authentic, release, and connect with ourselves and others in a light and playful way! This is an antidote to stress and an exploration of creativity and comfort zones. Many people report feeling light, relaxed, and happy after classes. Come create and share joy!

Artists
avatar for Sarah Lawson

Sarah Lawson

Sarah Jean loves to laugh! She discovered laughter yoga and was instantly hooked. Sharing laughter and bringing joy to others is her passion and life goal - laughter yoga has proven to be a perfect tool for that. Sarah Jean is also a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 2

11:00am EST

Intimacy Practices: The 5 Senses of Touch

Our sensuality is a manifestation and expression of our vital sexual life-force and creative energy. It can play, move, and be shared and enjoyed in many ways. Join us for sacred exploration of this force in a fun environment. This get-together will include extremely powerful boundary-setting practices, then exercises to help us bond, practice surrender, and play like children. We will be delighting in our 5 senses.

Artists
avatar for Monique Darling

Monique Darling

Workshop facilitator extraordinaire, Monique Darling, has led over 2000 workshops in the past 13 years. She is the founder of Everyday Tantra an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self-expression... Read More →
avatar for Peter Petersen

Peter Petersen

Peter Petersen, has been teaching qigong for 15 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 13 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 5

11:00am EST

Brazilian Capoeira

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Together we will explore quick and complex maneuvers across a wide variety of kicks and spins.

Artists
avatar for Roberto Tapia

Roberto Tapia

7014-A Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD,


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 1

11:00am EST

Smooth Cha-Cha

This workshop will teach you smooth and playful cha-cha footwork and turn patterns to enjoy on the social dance floor. Niss is co-founder of SalsaNow, which serves to support and grow the dance community through professional instruction, fellowship and camaraderie in the greater Baltimore area.

Artists
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Niss Albaig

Niss combined his love of dancing and people to become a Ballroom dance Instructor in 1994 for the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Bethesda, Maryland. Niss is proficient in both smooth and rhythm dance styles, but his love for Latin Dance soon overtook all others. Niss has been teaching... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 9

11:00am EST

The Art of Burlesque

Burlesque dance creates an unapologetically uninhibited atmosphere that promotes self-acceptance and positive body image that is free of shame and judgement. With its name deriving from the Italian word “burla”, meaning a prank, a joke, or parody, Burlesque is as much a comedic and theatrical art as it is a sensual one. At its heart are the arts of farce and exaggeration that teach us not to take ourselves too seriously and embrace our sensual energy.

Artists
avatar for GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday

GiGi Holliday is Washington D.C.’s resurgence of glitz, glamor, and allure. Armed with eyelashes and an arsenal of glitter she has enticed audiences with her clever blend of sass and wit. Lady GiGi Holliday had her start after studying the art of burlesque in Trixie Little’s Burlesque... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EST
Studio 6

1:00pm EST

AcroYoga: Flashy Lifts & Shifts

Come learn some flashy and visual Acro dance lifts that can be incorporated into performances. These skills are very accessible and will be broken down so that you can learn them in a safe and effective manner. Create a driving movement that captivates and flows.

Artists
avatar for Rob Li

Rob Li

Acro


Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 3

1:00pm EST

The Authentic Man: Skills for Conscious Masculinity

Have you ever wanted to have deeper and more intimate conversations with others, or found that your conversations and connections aren’t quite having the impact or the depth you desire?  Do you want to connect with others in profoundly intimate, trustable, soulful ways, and build relationships with people that are built on transparency, integrity, and responsibility?

Led by ART International Co-Founder and Senior Course Leader Ryel Kestano, this session brings together the most powerful and immediately applicable tools, skills, and exercises within the practice of authentic relating to produce a profoundly transformational immersive experience specifically tailored for people who identify as men.

This session is designed for all men interested in more consciously defining and navigating the notion of “masculinity” in today’s world--no matter where you are along your journey. The tools and skills you will learn in this course have a long and proven lineage of great potency in navigating all kinds of social contexts, dynamics, and relationships that men navigate in their lives.

Artists
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Ryel Kestano

Ryel Kestano is the Co-Founder, CEO, and Senior Course Leader at ART International. Ryel is primarily responsible for the development of ART’s courses and programs, and leads the company as it expands to reach more people with the transformational practice of authentic relating... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 4

1:00pm EST

Divine Embodiment Ceremony & Healing

Divine Embodiment is a practice that takes you deep into the still heart of Source, where your authentic Self lives, and then activates that Truth as an embodied state. Using Divine Mother Vibrational Healing practices, your system is cleared of limited energies and blockages inhibiting the full experience of your True Self. Once anchored in Self, you will be guided in drawing this sacred resonance into the body, massaging it through every part and particle of your being. This experience utilizes ceremony, breath-work, shamanic journeying, and intuitive movement to support the embodiment of your dynamic, authentic Self-expression. In the circle of ceremony, we invite the ALL of you forward, activating the embodiment of the Divine within. Bring forth your unique expression of true being. 

Artists
avatar for Elizabeth Huebner

Elizabeth Huebner

Elizabeth Huebner is an ordained Priestess, spiritual mentor, hypnotherapist, and performance ritualist. For 20 years she has been practicing Divine Mother Guidance and Healing, a vibrational healing technique that brings the individual into a direct relationship with the Divine... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 2

1:00pm EST

Unleash your Feminine Magnetism

This workshop is for women who are open to create the best relationship in their life. You will learn to fully unleash your feminine magnetism and call in the love that you want and deserve. Together we will explore fun and easy practices to connect deeply with our body and soul. We will be balancing our own inner Masculine and Feminine, creating stronger polarity, personal magnetism and charisma within. We will explore learn 3 golden steps towards manifesting magnetic chemistry, emotional closeness and unconditional love.

Artists
avatar for Luba Evans

Luba Evans

New Lebanon, NY


Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 5

1:00pm EST

Creative Bachata

Open to all levels, and those who love to dance. In this workshop you will explore how to connect your movement and creativity with Bachata. We will focus on how to create dances that stray away from robotic memorization of patterns and leave feeling empowered to create inspired connections.

Artists
avatar for Stephanie Metzger

Stephanie Metzger

Washington, District of Columbia


Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 6

1:00pm EST

Urban Kiz - Beyond Basics

This class is an introductory Urban Kiz that will cover the basic steps, but also teach partners how to develop their individual voices in their dance, but also how to co-create and honor their partner’s voices on the dance floor.

Artists
avatar for Eddy Velazquez

Eddy Velazquez

Yesi and Eddy, aka the Kool Kids, are Urban Kiz instructors from Detroit, Michigan. They began their dance journey in Latin dancing (mainly Salsa and Bachata.) After spending several years learning and competing in Salsa and Bachata, they were introduced to Kizomba and they immediately... Read More →
avatar for Yesi Harrison

Yesi Harrison

Yesi and Eddy, aka the Kool Kids, are Urban Kiz instructors from Detroit, Michigan. They began their dance journey in Latin dancing (mainly Salsa and Bachata.) After spending several years learning and competing in Salsa and Bachata, they were introduced to Kizomba and they immediately... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 7

1:00pm EST

Ayurvedic Basics & Breathwork

Through one of the oldest healing systems on the planet, we enter into a journey of self-discovery, which relates our bodies and minds to the 5 basic elements - ether, air, fire, water, and earth. Come curious about what you are made of, and how you can tailor your diet, lifestyle, and even relationships to bring greater ease and harmony to every aspect of life. We learn the fundamental premise of ayurveda here through a combination of lectures, group exercises, and questions/answers. During the second half of the workshop, students will learn pranayama or yogic breathwork as a healing modality, particular breath exercises that  energize and  others that relax.

Artists
avatar for Ileana Gonzalez

Ileana Gonzalez

Ileana Gonzalez, Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and 200 hr RYT is the Founder of Apurva Wellness LLC. After working internationally in IT Consulting for 12 years, Ileana had the opportunity to travel the world on a spiritual journey. Her travels took her to 6 countries and... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EST
Studio 1

1:00pm EST

Zouk & Flow Intensive (Add-On)

The Intensive was created to provide a deeper understanding of Brazilian Zouk's unique fluidity of movement. We will study the tools and techniques behind developing a dance where motion never ceases, even in stillness. It allows us to go a bit deeper by sharing concepts that are suited for a more experienced audience.

This intensive requires an application and fluency in prerequisites. The number of students admitted to this special focus group is limited to provide the most attention, details and feedback to all accepted participants.

Artists
avatar for Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn is one of the most sought-after Zouk artist, dance instructor, and choreographer in the world.In 2006 she was confronted with her destiny "Brazilian Zouk", where she fell in love with the dance which has been her passion ever since. Over the years, while studying and working... Read More →
avatar for Guilherme Prada

Guilherme Prada

Inspired by the movie "Shall We Dance?", Mr. Prada started dancing in 2004. However, it was only in 2006 that he really began to dive deep into dance as a work-study trainee of the Jaime Aroxa Dance School in Rio de Janeiro, one of the most prestigious dance schools in Brazil; which... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon

Jessica Lamdon, also known as "Unicorn", (the nickname she was crowned by her mentor and partner Ry'el) instructor, performer, actor, loves to MC, professional hugger, has been dancing since she was 8 years old. She began with competitive international 10-dance ballroom dancing and... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Rote

Kelsey Rote

Kelsey has been dancing since she was 5, starting with tap, jazz, and ballet, later adding lyrical, modern, and other solo dances. She bounced around to different dance forms, from aerial to tango, salsa to lindy hop, among others, until finding Brazilian Zouk. She fell in love with... Read More →
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Kuna Hamad

Kuna Hamad is a creative and dancer.


Sunday January 16, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Studio 9

3:00pm EST

Partner Acro: Lifts, Spins, & Drops

Partner acrobatics brings new life into partnerships. Mendel and Bassam have a unique take on partner performances that are bound to light up the connection with your partner and inject sizzlin' partner acro performance moves. This workshop will center on learning unique standing acrobatic skills with a focus on transitions and aesthetics - including flow, lines, partner connection and dynamics.

Prerequisites: Some partnering experience required. Bases should be able to squat with a piggy backer. Flyers must look fly.

Preferred skills: Two High (standing on someone’s shoulders),
standing bird on hands (bases arms extend overhead and hold a flyer in bird aka angel)

Artists
avatar for Bassam Kubba

Bassam Kubba

"Drstadharmasukhavihari" means to live happily in the present moment. Bassam has lived in five different countries and has worn several professional hats: software engineer, professional climber, yoga teacher, and acrobatic performer.He has finally settled down in Manhattan as a Vinyasa... Read More →
avatar for Mendel Romanenko

Mendel Romanenko

New York, NY, United States


Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 3

3:00pm EST

Thai Massage: Soften and Relax

Thai yoga massage is an ancient healing system that promotes loving kindness and a connection between giver and receiver. In this workshop we will offer a safe, respectful space for you to learn and practice techniques in an easeful Thai yoga massage flowing sequence, connecting breath with movement. Students will have opportunities to practice as both the givers and receivers. Come and work out those knots that you may have developed on the dance floor.

Artists
avatar for Dean Hively

Dean Hively

Dean is a teacher of AcroYoga. His classes emphasize safety, form, and the energetics of partnership. He has a laid back and positive approach to life and teaching, with a goal to promote joy, amazement, and comfort in community.AcroYoga frees us from the assumed barriers we put on... Read More →
avatar for Elise Foster

Elise Foster

In 2011, Elise "flew" for the first time and immediately fell in love with AcroYoga and it’s lineage of yoga, acrobatics and Thai yoga massage. Like nothing else she has experienced, AcroYoga has the ability to transform lives. As an AcroYoga and Thai yoga massage teacher, Elise... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 2

3:00pm EST

Water Flow-er: Find Freedom In Dance Using Your Imagination

Find freedom in your dance using your imagination within your basic steps in Brazilian Zouk. This class is centered around exploring your natural, organic, and creative flow inspired by the movement of water.
We will think outside of the box, while strengthening your connection with your inner body. through your movements and expression.

This class is about allowing, and being in acceptance of your body, your dance, and yourself. Our intention will be to celebrate our inner beauty as we dance. We will seek to embody water, and find freedom in our flow.

Artists
avatar for Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn Magyari Lopez

Evelyn is one of the most sought-after Zouk artist, dance instructor, and choreographer in the world.In 2006 she was confronted with her destiny "Brazilian Zouk", where she fell in love with the dance which has been her passion ever since. Over the years, while studying and working... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 6

3:00pm EST

Authentic Relating: Conscious Intimacy

Into Me I See ~ Into Me You See
Most of us long to be more fully seen, known, heard, felt, understood and accepted for all that we are, for our light and our shadow, for our magnificence and our messiness. Sharing the depths of our world with others requires that we first get intimate with who we are and that we awaken to what is truly alive and present within us. To open our hearts to receive the depths of another beautiful being, we must be willing to let go of our stories, assumptions, and expectations and get present, connected and curious. Through a collection of authentic relating experiences and relational meditation practices you will have the opportunity to explore new ways of connecting with yourself and others. You will leave feeling more aligned, embodied and connected and hopefully have some new skills to add to your intimacy building toolbox.

Artists
avatar for Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch

Lael Rasch is a Sex, Intimacy and Relationship Coach, Couples and Family Therapist and founder of Bodhi Sacred Sanctuary, a conscious wellness practice that inspires awakening, growth and transformation of body/mind/heart/spirit. Lael is passionate about creating opportunities for... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 5

3:00pm EST

Absolute Love

In this workshop you will learn how to make love with all of your energy centers. We will explore what it is to make love in different realms of existence - physical, energy, astral and mental plane.  There will be emphasis on soul to soul connection, which is not defined or contained by any kind of identification (gender, sexual, or any other kind).  

Artists
avatar for Luba Evans

Luba Evans

New Lebanon, NY


Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 4

3:00pm EST

Solo Musicality

Markus and Tren will guide you through their solo soul movement choreography class. In this class you will explore musicality and groovy movement for the soul.

Artists
avatar for Markus Smith

Markus Smith

A native of Washington, DC Markus is an accomplished and award winning dance competitor, choreographer and instructor. He has been featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, BET’s “106 and Park” program, and the movie Love N’ Dancing. He was a co-host of DC DANCING... Read More →
avatar for Tren Veal

Tren Veal

Originally from Louisiana, Tren started swing dancing in the state of Texas. Over the years she has competed and won many West Coast Swing Jack & Jill’s and Strictly Swing contests placing in the top 5 in the Champions Division. Her love and passion for the dance shows on the dance... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm EST
Studio 7

3:00pm EST

Zouk Day Party
Daytime Brazilian Zouk social.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol started DJ'ing back in 2013, first as an EDM DJ. Later when he picked up Latin dancing as a hobby, he became DNC2Beat dance company's resident DJ for their Bachata and Salsa events. Early 2019 while part of District Zouk Dance Company he started DJ'ing Zouk and has now... Read More →
avatar for DJ Chuky

DJ Chuky

Dancer, DJ and music enthusiast. DJ Chuky is based in the Washington DC area and participates in most Zouk events in DC and around the country. He understands the reason people go to zouk events to dance, connect and have fun and appreciates the opportunity to play at these events... Read More →
avatar for DJ Jem

DJ Jem

DJ Jem (Jessica Jamilla) has been spinning for the Boston Brazilian Zouk scene since 2012. In the early years it was normal for her to show up to the socials with her iPod to share her passion for music with the small group of dancers and friends that were working hard to build a... Read More →
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Dj Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY.DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Russia, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
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DJ Rhinestone

A born-and-raised California girl, DJ Rhinestone recently switched coasts to bring her unique style to the DMV area. She first learned to DJ in 2019 from DJ Fro-Yo. Since then she has played at events all over the US, from giant festivals to smaller, intimate retreats. Just like a... Read More →
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Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he plays. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 3:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Studio 9

5:00pm EST

Thai Bodywork: The Wisdom in Your Body

There is potency available to you when you’re in sync with your own breath and body. Imagine the connection available when two practitioners are in sync individually, together! In this Thai Bodywork workshop we will explore the neurological significance of the “gut feeling” and “second brain” for one’s inner knowing as it relates to breath and connection with your partner. This workshop requires no prior experience with Thai Bodywork and you can come alone/pair up upon arrival or work with your own partner. Participants will practice both the role of “giver” and “receiver.”

Artists
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Jess Crutchfield

jecrutchfield3@gmail.com


Sunday January 16, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 3

5:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk Triads

In this class, we’ll explore a few basics, with a twist! While zouk is primarily a partner dance, it’s not uncommon to see three, four, or as many as 50 people all dancing together, leading and following across the dance floor! The first time I saw a lead with two follows, I was transfixed. And when I first tried to do it on my own, the challenge actually helped me improve my one-on-one leading because I was more aware of both sides of my body!

We will explore a few basic moves, with one lead and two follows. All participants will learn how to play all three roles. If things move quickly with the class, we may explore movements with two leads and one follow!

Artists
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Kuna Hamad

Kuna Hamad is a creative and dancer.


Sunday January 16, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 6

5:00pm EST

Conscious Conversations: On Loss, Healing & Meaning

Conscious Conversations is a series of participatory group discussions to explore important topics to the community including relationships, resilience, identity, spirituality, grief and healing. With facilitation from a moderator and selected artists, participants will create a supportive space for intimate discussions grounded in appreciation of and curiosity about our shared human experiences. We will practice self-expression and holding space for others, to both listen and be heard. This social practice builds from individual reflection to community connection, inspiring experiences of acceptance, awareness, and transformation.

Artists
avatar for Jonelle Lesniak

Jonelle Lesniak

Jonelle's mission is to help people feel the courage and freedom to express themselves, be themselves, and free themselves; to be heard and seen while doing it; and to uncover the unique purpose that can drive their lives. She comes to Interfusion Festival with experience in organization... Read More →
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Lindsay Bigda

Lindsay Bigda serves as conscious communication director with Interfusion Festival, where she seeks to foster connective spaces for the authentic expression of both our strengths and our vulnerabilities. Lindsay comes to Interfusion with over ten years of experience as a social/nonprofit... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 8

5:00pm EST

Emotional Keys to Ascension

What does it mean to be alive? Why are we here? What is next for our consciousness?

This is one of my most popular lectures because it paints the foundation to how we evolve bringing clarity and insight to our progress and to the choices we make. This talk sets the foundation for how our minds evolve and what we need to know in order to evolve. The foundation of our growth can be found in a few key particular emotions.In this lecture we will go over the foundation and fundamentals to this dimension. If we had a booklet that explained what we needed to know upon our incarnation this lecture would be just that. There are controls to the way our mind evolves and knowing these fundamentals can drastically improve our ability to understand our place in reality.

Artists
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Joseph Adams

Joseph Adams is an educator, lecturer, and group healing channel. His ability to describe complex spiritual topics in a practical way yields clarity to those seeking to understand the spiritual path. With a unique ability to transfer powerful spiritual energy to large groups of people... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 1

5:00pm EST

Sensual Massage for Intimate Partners

This workshop is for couples or partners and has the option for partial nudity as part of the practice. You should arrive with your partner to enter the space. Sensual massage is the use of hands and body to stimulate the sense of touch and a way to simultaneously relax and excite both partners. Benefits of sensual massage include deeper connection, more intense sexual arousal and better lovemaking. It can also be a powerful tool for building trust, releasing emotional trauma and overcoming fear of intimacy.

Artists
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Monique Darling

Workshop facilitator extraordinaire, Monique Darling, has led over 2000 workshops in the past 13 years. She is the founder of Everyday Tantra an organization dedicated to empowering people who are questioning the assumptions of how their life should be and to offering tools for self-expression... Read More →
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Peter Petersen

Peter Petersen, has been teaching qigong for 15 years and has been a certified Sheng Zhen Qigong teacher for the last 13 years, where he has been teaching in health clubs, hospitals, retirement villas, and several different wellness/spa resorts in Mexico and the United States, such... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 5

5:00pm EST

Dance is a Language: Authentic Dance

Expression is a fundamental human need, and yet letting out what we REALLY feel leaves us vulnerable in our openness. What if we could be free to express ourselves authentically, as we were in the moment?

"Dance is a language" deals with empathy, awareness, and mindful social behavior - in and out of dance.
In this workshop, we'll leverage techniques ranging from neuroscience and psychology research to acting methods and conscious dance to give you tools to better connect to yourself and others. Vulnerability can be scary as hell... but through this experience of authentic dance, we will cultivate a practice of authentic expression and presence that carries on to all conversations, both physical and verbal.

Artists
avatar for Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he plays. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 7

5:00pm EST

Positive Psychology: Using Mindfulness to Prime for Flow

Flow is the highly sought-after state of optimal performance that has a high likelihood of producing effective results while also being intrinsically rewarding. This interactive workshop will explore the nature of thoughts and mind wandering and how mindfulness can anchor our attention more firmly into the present moment. We will then connect the dots between how our focused attention and the embodiment of the foundational attitudes of mindfulness can increase our likelihood of “getting in the zone” more often.

Artists
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Dimple Dhabalia

DIMPLE DHABALIA is the Founder of Roots in the Clouds, and a leadership and mindful performance coach. Dimple has over 20 years of experience working at the crossroads of the government and humanitarian sectors with a focus on global migration polices and operations, coaching, and... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 5:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Studio 2

7:00pm EST

Mindfulness Meditation
Build the skills you need to change established habits and live with freedom and ease. With kindness, warmth, and humor, Dr. Hugh Byrne brings the wisdom teachings of mindfulness together with insights from neuroscience to help you expand your awareness.

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Hugh Byrne

Hugh Byrne, PhD is a teacher, trainer and author on mindfulness and compassion for spiritual and social transformation and a senior teacher with the Insight Meditation Community of Greater Washington (IMCW). He is committed to bringing the inner practices of awareness and compassion... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Studio 4

9:00pm EST

AcroYoga Night Jam
AcroYoga jam to practice and play with others.

Artists
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Eric Sipes

1707 N. Charles St Baltimore MD


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00pm - Monday January 17, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 3

9:00pm EST

Bachata Party
Bachata social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol

DJ Chapibol started DJ'ing back in 2013, first as an EDM DJ. Later when he picked up Latin dancing as a hobby, he became DNC2Beat dance company's resident DJ for their Bachata and Salsa events. Early 2019 while part of District Zouk Dance Company he started DJ'ing Zouk and has now... Read More →
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DJ Hercules

A “NuYoRican” native living in the DMV, DJ “Hercules” (William Sanchez, Jr.) “The Strongest Man In SALSA” has been filling floors of venues for more than 20 years. Hercules looks to present music outside of the box, bridging the classic past of all types of genres with... Read More →
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DJ Renzo

DJ Renzo (Lorenzo Haire) is DJ Director of Interfusion Festival and is one of the nations top salsa DJs. Aside from salsa, Renzo also mixes Top 40, Hip-Hop, R&B, House, Swing and many other genres as well. What makes him an in-tuned DJ is the fact that he is also an avid dancer. Utilizing... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00pm - Monday January 17, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 7

9:00pm EST

Brazilian Zouk Party
Brazilian Zouk social dance party.


Artists
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DJ Chuky

Dancer, DJ and music enthusiast. DJ Chuky is based in the Washington DC area and participates in most Zouk events in DC and around the country. He understands the reason people go to zouk events to dance, connect and have fun and appreciates the opportunity to play at these events... Read More →
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DJ Jem

DJ Jem (Jessica Jamilla) has been spinning for the Boston Brazilian Zouk scene since 2012. In the early years it was normal for her to show up to the socials with her iPod to share her passion for music with the small group of dancers and friends that were working hard to build a... Read More →
avatar for Dj Power

Dj Power

DJ Power is the resident DJ for Zen Zouk and Zouk NY.DJ Power has worked his magic at all of the main Brazilian Zouk congresses in North America as well as international congresses in Prague, Russia, Spain, Canada and Mexico. He is a DJ for the people and tunes into the atmosphere... Read More →
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DJ Rhinestone

A born-and-raised California girl, DJ Rhinestone recently switched coasts to bring her unique style to the DMV area. She first learned to DJ in 2019 from DJ Fro-Yo. Since then she has played at events all over the US, from giant festivals to smaller, intimate retreats. Just like a... Read More →
avatar for Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Tom Fro-Yo Lev

Molded in the fox holes of the holy land by fire and hummus, DJ Fro-Yo retired to the land of opportunity to create beautiful stories with music. It has been rumored that his fro actually grows 1cm in diameter per set he plays. The musical journey he brings balances energetic rhythms... Read More →
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Vinícius de Souza

Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil- Vinny began dancing with Salsa in 2012. Originally, dance was more of a side passion, until 2014 when he fell into the rabbit hole that is Brazilian Zouk. Training extensively under Henri Velandia and Jessica Lamdon of ZenZouk, in addition to other... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00pm - Monday January 17, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 5

9:00pm EST

Candlelight Conversations
A space to relax and have conversations across candlelights.

Artists
avatar for Mariya Molduvanova

Mariya Molduvanova

Event Designer/ Photographer
Mariya is a Creative Soul, Artist, Designer and Photographer, who strives to bring beauty and joy to people’s lives through everything she does. Originally from Bulgaria, where she graduated as Bachelor of International Tourism and Hospitality Management, her passion for travel... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00pm - Monday January 17, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 1

9:00pm EST

Ecstatic Dance Party
Ecstatic social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Morphonic

DJ Morphonic

DJ Morphonic is both a name and a purpose. As a name, Morphonic is the DJ project of Maurice Legendre, based in Asheville, NC. As a purpose Morphonic is the mission to instigate transformation in people through a sonic experience. Knowing first hand the profound change that can occur... Read More →
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DJ Shango

DJ Shango a Burning Man DJ, a Philadelphia, DC & Jersey based DJ, Bringing indigenous and world sounds that uplift, enlighten and open the chakras, Shango brings his vision to life through the motion and raw power on the dance floor. Art and music collide, healing the audience of... Read More →
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DJ Ursidae

Ursidae is the musical project of Josh Ingram, whose unique sound is characterized as an ever-evolving fusion of house, breakbeat and world music. Ingram’s intricate and experimental sound design stems from his upbringing, an environment which fostered his need for musical exploration... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00pm - Monday January 17, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 2

9:00pm EST

Kizomba Party
Kizomba social dance party.

Artists
avatar for DJ Afrodeshiak

DJ Afrodeshiak

DJ Afrodeshiak (Amber Rose) was born in Wakanda, Africa. Shortly after birth she was brought to Nashville, TN where she was raised. After she graduated college she discovered and fell in love with international dance music such as Salsa, Timba, Bachata, Zouk, and Kizomba. Over the... Read More →
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Eddy Velazquez

Yesi and Eddy, aka the Kool Kids, are Urban Kiz instructors from Detroit, Michigan. They began their dance journey in Latin dancing (mainly Salsa and Bachata.) After spending several years learning and competing in Salsa and Bachata, they were introduced to Kizomba and they immediately... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00pm - Monday January 17, 2022 3:00am EST
Studio 4

9:00pm EST

Serenity Lounge
Relax and rejuvenate at festival serenity lounge.

Artists
avatar for Iva Vest

Iva Vest

Iva Vest’s passion is embodying + sharing authentic, conscious living and holistic wellness. Through her work as a Certified Transformational Health Coach + Empowerment Mentor, she lives to witness and inspire others toward true self-love + greatness by powerfully facilitating awareness... Read More →


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00pm - Monday January 17, 2022 3:00am EST
TBA

9:00pm EST

West Coast Swing Party
Artists
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DJ James Kong

Silver Spring, Maryland


Sunday January 16, 2022 9:00pm - Monday January 17, 2022 3:00am EST
TBA
 
Monday, January 17
 

9:00am EST

Contact Improvisation

Explore intuitive partner connection found through sharing weight, touch and kinetic awareness. This dance practice involves body exploration with partners through weight sharing, touch, kinetic awareness and a variety of points of contact throughout the body.


Artists
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Darrell Duane

Darrell organizes Camp Contact, the camp that is at Burning Man and at Burning Man Regional events on the East Coast dedicated to Contact Improvisation and other Movement based forms. "For me, Contact Improvisation represents the more basic, more primal side of what dance is. It is... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Studio 3

9:00am EST

Inner Peace Meditation

The Buddha taught that suffering is inherent in life and, there are ways to rise above it through meditation. This guided practice is inspired by Vipassana meditation, taught by the Buddha through the last moments of his life almost over 25 centuries ago.

This guided meditation is designed to cultivate mindful, non-judging, awareness and inner peace with the often elusive unfolding of the ever changing present moment. 

Artists
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Yonah Levy

Washington, DC


Monday January 17, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Studio 2

9:00am EST

Laughter Yoga Games

Laughter Yoga is a mind and body exercise that allows us to tap into our natural state of childlike playfulness and joy! It is a combination of prompts and games to make the sounds of laughter and then natural laughter quickly follows. “Yoga” implies the mind, body, spirit connection and the breathing components. When we laugh, we are naturally inhaling and exhaling which floods our brain bodies with fresh oxygen.

This is a time and place to be silly, authentic, release, and connect with ourselves and others in a light and playful way! This is an antidote to stress and an exploration of creativity and comfort zones. Many people report feeling light, relaxed, and happy after classes. Come create and share joy!

Artists
avatar for Sarah Lawson

Sarah Lawson

Sarah Jean loves to laugh! She discovered laughter yoga and was instantly hooked. Sharing laughter and bringing joy to others is her passion and life goal - laughter yoga has proven to be a perfect tool for that. Sarah Jean is also a certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist and... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EST
Studio 1

10:30am EST

Thai Bodywork: The Slow Unwind

Let’s explore the difference between tension and tightness (tightness can be stretched out- tension is bound up energy in the nervous system). Before offering thai bodywork sequences we can build the floor up to the recipient (supporting every neck curve and wrist curve). This means that no muscular engagement is needed and held tension can slowly unwind- this deeeeep medicine transfers off the mat.

Artists
avatar for Eleanor Bramwell

Eleanor Bramwell

Eleanor is a somatic therapist, trauma specialist, nervous system expert, serial entrepreneur, and change maker. By the age of 30, she developed five flourishing companies that spark systemic change. She is committed to her own inner development and living a full, embodied life that... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Studio 3

10:30am EST

Embodied Alignment: Relieve Spinal Tension

Having a painful back and body is not only a distraction in life, but a direct communication that something is out of alignment.  Don't ignore your Body Wisdom speaking to you.  Releasing the spinal tension regularly transforms your whole state of being!  It opens you up to live from a place of spaciousness and freedom so you can enjoy more of life.

Come experience this Spinal Self-Care practice and relieve the tourniquets of tension that compress your spine and whole system.  Open up to the innate, balanced natural alignment within... this yummy state of Bliss Consciousness that lives within you.  Sign up for this class, and be an empowered source for transformation.

Artists
avatar for Chandra Bliss

Chandra Bliss

Bowie, Maryland


Monday January 17, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Studio 2

10:30am EST

Self-Defense Training 2.0

So you know some basic self-defense... but you want to expand your knowledge, learn new cutting edge techniques and mindsets, and build your confidence? In "Self-Defense 2.0" we are going to take your mental and physical skills to the the next level and empower you to be ruthless in the face of danger.

Artists
avatar for Tim Wegert

Tim Wegert

Tim Wegert is a 3x World Champion in Sport Karate and current Area Director of 6 UpLevel Martial Arts locations across 3 states. He is passionate about building confidence in young people and adults through Martial Arts. He is excited to bring practical self-defense training back... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 10:30am - 12:00pm EST
Studio 1

12:30pm EST

Closing Circle
Festival Closing Circle.

Artists
avatar for Jonelle Lesniak

Jonelle Lesniak

Jonelle's mission is to help people feel the courage and freedom to express themselves, be themselves, and free themselves; to be heard and seen while doing it; and to uncover the unique purpose that can drive their lives. She comes to Interfusion Festival with experience in organization... Read More →


Monday January 17, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm EST
Studio 2