Jeroch Carlson
Jeroch Carlson
Jeroch Carlson has felt a connection with the healing arts since he was young. In 2007, he spent part of the year at the Omega Institute, and during that time enrolled in a six week Usui-style 2nd degree Reiki training with James Philip. James took Jeroch under his wing and gifted him many beautiful spiritual teachings during their time together, including the third degree, or Master status, attunement. In 2008, Jeroch started his path with Thai Yoga Massage, working with the Lotus Palm Thai massage school in Montreal.  In 2012 he traveled to Thailand to experience the system in its native land, an experience he values and will never forget. He owns Flowering Metta Thai Massage in Amesville, Ohio.  Jeroch is committed to sharing the essence of these teachings and helping individuals find their own healing path, which is available to everyone.
Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Divine Light or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. This class is limited to 13 people. Pre-register with Jeroch on Thursday at the Healing Dome.  It will be first come, first served.
Thai massage is an ancient form of bodywork and in this workshop we’ll go over some of the basic postures and learn a few of the classic flows and sequences of this diverse and engaging modality.  Akin to partner yoga, both giver and receiver will receive a lovely treatment simultaneously.  Bring a partner or find one at the workshop.  Bring a yoga mat or blanket/pillow for extra comfort.  Co-taught with Brian Blest
Nick Atlas
Nick Atlas
Nick Atlas is a psychospiritual educator, holistic therapist, meditation teacher, dreamworker and lifelong explorer of consciousness. The founder of Evolutionary Education® and Yoga Sleep Therapy®, Nick is also an accomplished artist, athlete, musician, world-traveler, forthcoming author and graduate of Emory University in Atlanta. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of West Georgia, where he teaches experiential courses on self-discovery, conducts pioneering research on Dream Yoga, and inspires the next generation of healers to realize their maximum potential. www.nickatlas.com / www.evolutionaryeducation.org
Learn to harness the wisdom of the Dreamtime as a catalyst for “shadow work,” lucidity, and psychospiritual transformation. This multi-day workshop will enable us to dive deep, incubate & share individual dreams, and dream together on behalf of the tribe as we re-vision our collective evolution.
Calling all singers, beat-boxers, space travelers and lovers of sound!
Experience a multidimensional, improvisational pilgrimage of breath, rhythm, melody and flow designed to open your heart, free your voice, and cleanse your soul! No experience necessary.
Brian Blest
Brian Blest
Brian Blest is a student practitioner of ancient Vedic, Chinese, and Tibetan living systems, residing in Southern Florida. Brian loves gathering in community to share and interact in a conscious & intentional manner. Brian uses a balance of timeless techniques and intuitive playfulness to facilitate fun & safe spaces for people to connect and share physically & emotionally.
Gain the intelligent strength and body unification necessary to be successful in Acro Yoga. AY fit is the most fun you can have while exercising! Smile, laugh, and get strong with your friends in a safe environment while developing the subtle body awareness necessary for partner acrobatics. This class is progressive and accessible to all level practitioners.

 

A journey to the depths of pleasure and relaxation. This 8-handed massage experience will blissfully connect you and four new friends as you take turns massaging and being massaged in a group environment. This playful exploration is a great way to share and practice loving compassion!
Cinnamon Swan
Cinnamon Swan
Fascinated with the interconnectedness of life and the extraordinary experiences affecting transformation of our deep inner worlds, Cinnamon knew at a young age her reason for being is to love and share the joy & love of existence with others. With gratitude for the infinite gift of intuition and loved ones to share this blessing, the journey assisting others in healing themselves opened doors to a 10-year path as Massage Therapist. She welcomes all to express in the sanctity of creation.
Witnessing the current outcome of nature amongst this planet, as a human species we are called to action more than any other time. It is possible to create peace with expanded hearts and the simple desire to heal. Empowered with the knowledge that we are the medicine, and by facilitating space within through physical sensations, creative visualization and connecting to and extending our unique rhythm into the world, the paces toward change are upon us. Sources of love and embodiments of light, we join in collection as conscious healers, and I am thankful for your presence.
Daniel Continenza
Daniel Continenza
Seeking refinement in the syntropic relationship between spirit and matter, Daniel Continenza’s mission is to facilitate the evolution of embodied consciousness and to help usher in a new age of human experience. Dan is a chiropractic student at Life University in Atlanta, Georgia, studying the cutting-edge discipline of Network Spinal Analysis. He and his beautiful fiancé, Christian Starr, plan to open a Reorganizational Healing practice in Appalachia, somewhere outside of Asheville, in October of 2017.
A philosophical discourse on life and health, acknowledging that we are souls having an embodied physical, emotional and psychological experience. We will contemplate healing as a multidimensional experience through the lens of traditional chiropractic philosophy, contemporary scientific insights and the Reorganizational Healing paradigm.
Tuning into our natural healing rhythms through specific breath-body awareness, acknowledgment and acceptance exercises, SRI is a skill-set for a lifetime of integrating the human experience. Being fully present with our inner rhythms in an embodied and authentic way, we are able to access previously disconnected parts of ourselves as energetic resources for growth and effortless change.
Laura Koznarek
Laura Koznarek
Currently residing in Denver, Colorado, Laura Karuna is deeply rooted in the healing arts community. A graduate from Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, with focused training in swedish, deep tissue, and NMT/ Trigger point massage techniques. She also enjoys using joint range of motion, hot stone techniques, and thai yoga to focus on the whole body. Laura works to assist her clients in relieving stress-related tension, reducing chronic pain and correcting musculoskeletal dysfunction. Passionate about massage, she also applies herbal arts and crystal energy in her practice. Laura has been working closely with herbs ever since her internship on an organic farm in Ohio eight years ago. Through her fascination with herbs, her love for tea was born. Moving to Colorado only helped integrate herbs into Laura’s life; with jobs in a Chinese tea shop and in the medical marijuana industry. She strives to utilize the healing attributes of tea and fresh juice through her private massage practice.
Tea can be the most calm and meditative experience. There is nothing like sipping on a hot cup of pu’erh; slowly taking in the earthy aroma, before drinking the dark brew. Or drinking in the floral nectar of oolong, which can take you on a journey to the high mountains of Taiwan. Each style of tea has different needs to become the perfect cup. Through this workshop you will learn the basics about pu’erh, oolong, green, black and herbal teas. Focused on healing arts, Laura will discuss the health benefit for each family of tea. Ending the workshop with a demo of the Chinese tea ceremony and hot tea for everyone!
Rev Dr Saralise Azrael
Rev Dr Saralise Azrael
 I chose to incarnate on this occasion to be of absolute service to humanity. I have often been referred to as a Catalyst, and a Spiritual Broadcast Station, spreading love and joy & disseminating truth wherever I go. I am not afraid to go deep within Spirit to assist in answering deep questions, as we are all One. My intention is to be available with our Angelic Team and Spirit Guides and Record Keepers of our Soul to bring us all to a place of wholeness, enlightenment and full embodiment. Our Guides and Teachers may not always give us the answers we are looking for, but we will know that it is of Divine Truth, and coming from an Authentic Safe Place. Together, with our Akashic & Angelic Team, we will work towards wholeness and living a life of harmony and balance. In Walking the Path with you, I have the ability to receive Akashic records as well as bringing additional incarnations and subtle energies, thought patterns and core hidden beliefs to light that might be of assistance.  We will assist in finding a form of spiritual empowerment that works.  Together, as Alchemists, we can turn Divine Light into Practical Pure Gold in oue lives to Enhance and Align all of our Decisions and Actions for the Highest Good.
Deepening into our core essence, lingering back through the veils of time, past the extension of all of our current  & previous embodiments, back to the Source Seed located in the Cosmic Ocean of Light, we find our Original Divine Blueprint of Creation, our Soul Spark.  From this vantage point, we command the activation of our Source Codes, and activate the source seed to come into full embodiment at this time.  Then we go through the process of healing the masculine / feminine imbalances, core wounds of the heart, re-integrating and annointing ourselves to seal in the activation.  This ensures the activation of all levels of our DNA and any upgrades that we may be ready to receive.  This activation is for anyone that is ready to step into their full embodiment.  You will be given the choice during this ceremony to do what is best for you.  It is truly an individual choice and not required.  If you choose to activate, you will be given the opportunity to mentally and emotionally prepare for this experience.  Also, you have the opportunity, if you have already activated your DNA previously, to upgrade your codes, for wherever you are on your journey, so it is extremely individual.
Sarah Johns
Sarah Johns
Sarah is delighted to be back at Kinnection to share her knowledge and experience of aromatherapy and the use of essential oils for both physical and spiritual healing.  Through this workshop, you will gain basic knowledge of essential oils and how to use them in every day life.  We will discuss the different healing components of certain oils, why they are beneficial for a variety of physical ailments and metaphysical issues, and safety and precautions for working with oils.  You will learn how to combine oils together to create signature blends that speak to you, and everyone will be able to choose a small vile of pre-blended oils to take home.
David Weber
David Weber
Social Architect. Linguistic Alchemystic. Gaian Galactivist. Asheville Ambassador.
David is devoted to a life-path of passion & purpose. He loves hip-hop, holistic health, unifying community, spiritual entrepreneurship, & the multi-faceted journey of discerning Truth.
This is a safe space for radical self-expression. If you love words and poetry, you will enjoy this playshop as we gather to share and express from the heart. Poets bring your pieces! Those who wish to just join and listen, we welcome you. Together we’ll dive deep into the language of imagination. This dynamic circle will include group freestyle flowetry games as well as opportunities for individuals to share poems & songs.
BJ Harden Jones and Aaron Maret
BJ Harden Jones and Aaron Maret
Over the past 13 years, BJ Harden Jones and Aaron Maret have deepened into their own homegrown flavor of conscious life-partnership. In the container of their relationship, they both find strong support for deepening self-awareness and for expressing their individual and shared purposes. They share a passion for community development, seeking truth, and waking up to the kindness of the Universe.
Have you ever sensed that relationship with your beloved can be a cauldron for something deeper? How can the shadows you encounter with your partner(s) be used as a catalyst for profound growth and self-realization?
We will share personal stories of success, trials of challenge, and practical strategies for consciously creating agreements in relationship that can radically transform what it means to share life with another. We will introduce the 7 principles of evolutionary partnership developed by Craig Hamilton, spiritual teacher and founder of Integral Enlightenment.
Ian Boccio
Ian Boccio
Ian Boccio is a dedicated practitioner of Mantra Yoga and is one of the chant leaders for the progressive mantra music ensemble Blue Spirit Wheel. He teaches workshops and intensives on Sanskrit mantra around the US. Ian began chanting after he devoted his life to yoga practice through the grace of many teachers. His deep, sonorous voice, resonant with harmonic overtones, serves as a channel for spiritual energy shaped by the forms of Sanskrit syllables to create healing, happiness and knowledge of one’s true life purpose.
More information available at: WWW.MANTRACHANT.COM

The Medicine Circle is a community offering for anyone who is in need of healing, or anyone who knows someone who is in need of healing. We will be chanting two specific mantras from the Buddha Dharma tradition that are designed to help accelerate the natural healing process by connecting to the energy vibrations of the higher consciousness that is an integral part of each one of us.

The session begins with invocations to set the sacred space, and a prāṇayāma (breathing exercise) to balance the major energy channels in the body.

The first chant will be the Bhaiṣajyaguru (Medicine Buddha) Mantra. The Medicine Buddha is the highest possible model of a healer. Among the 12 vows Bhaiṣajyaguru is said to have taken is that of curing just by the invocation of his name or the thought of him. He was invoked as the dispenser of spiritual medicine that could cure spiritual, psychological, and physical disease. This Buddha is not simply about healing powers alone; he is the form of the Buddha-nature that we aspire to realize in ourselves. Through the practice of meditation on the Medicine Buddha, one can generate enormous healing power for self and for the healing of others.

The second chant will be the Mantra of Light, which was first recorded in India in the 6th century and travelled across Asia until it reached Japan, becoming one of the major practices of Shingon Buddhism around the 13th century. This mantra connects to Vairocana, one of the five Celestial Buddhas which pervade the universe. Vairocana represents the dharma body of the historical Buddha and is also seen as the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of śunyatā, emptiness, the state of transcendental consciousness. Much like the Gayatrī Mantra, this mantra draws in the light of divine wisdom to illuminate the dark spaces of the mind. It is said that where this divine light exists, dysfunction and impurity can not also exist, and so this has become one of the most potent tools for overcoming difficult karma.

Liza Aurelia Hunter
Liza Aurelia Hunter
Liza Aurelia is a licensed massage therapist, certified shamanic practitioner, certified holistic health coach, Reiki master, and yoga instructor trained in the Iyengar style. She has trained with Q’ero shamans, mentored under John Perkins, tended to the bundle of Grandmother Kaariina of the Turquoise Heart, fire tended for Yona Frenchhawk, and she accredits most of her training to the plant medicines.  Her journey is one that honors and weaves together traditional and new ways.  Aurelia believes that by listening to our hearts and the heart of the Earth, we can reawaken the divinity that lies within us all.
This is an invitation to show up wholeheartedly and dive deep into traumas that are holding us back from waking up and connecting to our true creative power.  When a trauma is repressed and not fully grieved, our energy holds that frequency which will effect our intimate relationship with the self and others.  It is encouraged to bring an open and humble heart to allow for the potent medicine of the drum to journey you into wounds associated with sexuality.  This safe space will hold you to deeply explore what needs to be seen and felt; we will work to recognize, honor, grieve, and clear these traumas.  The ceremony will end with empowerment techniques and envisioning the healthy self in relation to all things.  Be prepared to get in the river or the lake!
Raphaela and Chandler Fritz
Raphaela and Chandler Fritz
Raphaela and Chandler Fritz are the visionaries and co-owners of Nectar Healing Arts and Yoga located in West Asheville. They have been offering Yoga, Massage, Intuitive Counseling and Nutraceutical Therapy for 25 years combined. They both continue open and expand as they root deeper into each other, their children, and community, and are grateful to be able to offer healing and love this year at Kinnection. For more information you can visit their website at www.nectarme.com.
Anchor your being in Pachamama, to set your root, and rise into the aetheric realms of Father sky and the crown chakra. Guided root meditation, followed by a deliciousasana sequence, all coupled with intuitive healing and therapeutic adjustments. Closing and integrating with an extended rest and Yoga Nidra. You gotta get up to get down.
This class will be a playful, yet centered, adventure into the heart. Yoga asanawill open and align the upper back, shoulders, and neck unfolding into backbends that uplift, expand and invigorate thebody and spirit. Heart oriented visualizations, toning, and meditations weave into the practice.
Maurice Legendre
Maurice Legendre
Raised in community, Maurice Legendre has been immersed in the complex emotional dynamics of group human interaction since he was a child. This experience helped him to realize that happiness comes from self-awareness and expression not universal truth. Yet at the same time he was overwhelmed by the dysfunction and persistence of fear, judgment and violence in the world. This lead Maurice to be personally fascinated with the process of how to create a peaceful heart and vibrant human culture and he has been writing on the subject for over 10 years. His first book; I Choose A Life I Love Living, is an introduction to happy and healthy living through self-awareness. With a passion to help humanity create a joyful and sustainable culture, Maurice hopes to inspire people to let go of judgment as they explore their own unique human experience.
This Levity Worthshop is an exploration of the dynamics of love and fear without a judgmental overlay. By looking at humans as celestial beings with the energetic properties of planets, galaxies, apples and so much more. We see a pattern forming that puts a new perspective on the Chakra energy system. Instead of a vertical alignment of energy centers, a two-source energy system presents itself. By developing non-judgment we can look at love and fear as bright and deep energy sources and open up these two energy channels. Exercises in this Worthshop will help participants to integrate these seemingly opposite emotions and connect to the universal energy within both Love and Fear.
Kennedy OneSelf
Kennedy OneSelf
Having found peace and serenity through the path of resonant frequencies , Kennedy OneSelf empowers others to take healing into their own hands by plunging into the root of all disease…the unconscious mind.

Kennedy OneSelf does not call himself a sound healer, because he recognizes that true healing comes from within. Through the symphony of sound he facilitates, he provides the opportunity to experience a silent mind, thus receiving a glimpse of our true being.

With sound as meditation, we can accelerate our awakening.

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Finding harmony in the freedom of tonal expression, we sing together led by the Unity Harps, a multi-octave single tone, with 49 strings in solidarity.
Amanda Amethyst
Amanda Amethyst
Amanda Amethyst is a holistic healer, priestess, and creatrix of the Nectar of the Goddess Temple, a mobile sanctuary nourishing seeds of New Earth consciousness.

Amanda is a vibrational alchemist here to help you Remember who You Are and Recalibrate your crystalline DNA so you can live your soul purpose.

Amanda offers individual healing sessions and intuitive readings, group sessions, spiritual workshops, mobile sacred space installations, and is a public speaker. She works with people of all ages. Amanda loves to nurture our children through meditation playshops, sound healing explorations, and immersive environmental education. She is blessed to be in service to the Divine.

Return to a state of ecstatic sacred union within yourself through heart healing with crystal singing bowls. Join us in circle as we soften into acceptance, forgiveness, and honoring of our inner masculine and feminine. We will deepen into our sacred heart space with crystalline sound to clear core feminine and masculine heart wounds and replace them with our natural state of unconditional love.
Ayana Ines Shanti
Ayana Ines Shanti

Live simply, listen deeply and love freely. Guided by my heart and Mother Earth’s song, I offer my light for the benefit of all beings by walking a path of peace and truth. Through music, healing arts and communion with nature I find my connection with Great Spirit and am honored to share that through creative expression. May all beings awaken to love ~ Ayana

Jessi Luna
Jessi Luna

Jessi is co-founder of The Kula Collective, a yoga school which offers Teacher Trainings and Transformational Retreats worldwide with a strong connection to ancestral wisdom. She has lived and studied healing modalities in Guatemala for the past seven years.
Join Jessi Luna in an evening cacao ceremony to enliven and deepen your Friday night. Cacao is a sacred healing plant known to bring one into a blissfully meditative state by opening the heart chakra and emotional channels. Enjoy blessed Mayan cacao to heal and connect to ourselves and all of our relations.
Thomas Anderson (Sirius Colors)
Thomas Anderson (Sirius Colors)

Sirius Colors (Thomas Orr Anderson, M.A.) is a musician, physicist, inventor and sound therapist. Thomas earned his masters degree in physics studying the information storage capacities of space-time in the context of black holes and holograms. He has done extensive research in the fields of sound and vibration including investigations of the acoustics of sacred geometries and ancient temples. He travels the world studying with indigenous earth-wisdom masters and integrates their guidance into the music of Sirius Colors. Thomas has trained intensively in the ancient arts of Qi Gong and acupressure and travels to Mexico regularly to participate in sacred ceremonies, where he is currently an apprentice of a 101 yr-old Yaqui-Mayan medicine man. Thomas lives in a quest toward the re-integration of music, Qi, physics and sacred ceremony into the LOVE-AWAKENING music experience. Learn more at SiriusColors.com and SoundTables.com.
A basic understanding of the physics of sound and vibrations helps us to fully actualize our potential for uniting, harmonizing and awakening through music and sound.
 In this workshop, we develop a simple visual language by which to to perceive the deeper workings of sound moving through us and around us.
 We explore the fundamental concepts of:
-Harmonics
, Frequency and Wavelength
, Reflection / Absorption / Diffusion
, Resonance and Entrainment
. We also explore the relationships between the fundamental properties and our body-brain processes (brain waves, heart rhythm, etc. ).
…And then we take it to the dance floor!
BeatBoxing as Pranayama: explore the deep soul-awakening yogic practice of beatboxing… the breath in musical rhythm.Beatboxing as a Universal Language: explore the universal communication powers of beatboxing… with other people as well as with plants, animals and the elements. Beatboxing as a Community Organizer: explore how beatboxing brings us together to connect at the deepest Soul-level.