Master of Ceremonies
Ehren Cruz

Please join us at the Earth Stage for Opening & Closing Ceremonies, as well as our Thursday welcoming at the Air Lounge, as we build the collective container with our Master of Ceremonies, Ehren Cruz.

Ehren grew up within a family rich in creativity and authentic soul expression. In 2008, a powerful Kundalini experience shifted his life path from academic pursuits into a journey of spiritual and creative fulfillment. During a pilgrimage in 2010, he awakened to the vital synergy between creativity, spirituality, and self-discovery. Shortly after, was born – a vibrant online nexus for visionary culture championing and supporting the contributions of artists, writers, thinkers, and conscious enterprises throughout the world. Ehren currently serves as the Performing Arts Director for LEAF Community Arts – a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading art education and cultural diversity both locally and globally through artist residencies, multi-cultural festivals & events, and international creative mentorship programs. Ehren continues to share his journey through assisting in the development of community events throughout Western NC; as well as offering lectures, workshops, ceremonies, and collaborative projects through the LEAF Community Arts and Solpurpose Network.

Opening Ceremony

Fire Ceremony

Water Ceremony

Cacao Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

A Journey Through Tea & Sound with Andrew Snavely & Lyndsey Azlynne of Dobra Tea and local musician Geri Littlejohn.

Taste, Discover and Unwind with the soothing flavors of Teas from around the world accompanied by Geri Little John on Native Flutes.
Together we will go on a journey through flavor and sound as we discover the tea plant, camellia sinensis.

Closing Ceremony