10 Workshops to NOT miss at Enchanted Forest
Like the name suggests, we call it a “Gathering” rather than a music festival because we believe that the music is only one of many important aspects of the event. Our dedicated team spends countless hours looking over all the different applications our teachers turn in, and building course material that we feel best speaks to our four pillars of Sexy, Sacred, Saucy, and Silly. Topics focus on Health & Wellness, Nutrition & Nourishment, Spirituality & Science, and Relationships & Sexuality. Our teachers are internationally renowned in their fields and full of wisdom to share with you. If you are new to festivals or haven’t checked out workshops before, here’s a glimpse of some exciting offerings that will be at Enchanted.
Relationships and Sexuality
Learn how to connect deeper and communicate better both verbally and sexually with your partner in the Relationships and Sexuality section of our workshops. Topics will range from developing trust to attachment theory, as well as some steamier ones such as The Sensual Art of Spanking which will teach participants the ins and outs of spanking including communication, safe words, spanking styles and positions. Connect with likeminded folks at Conscious Speed Dating which begins with nonverbal interactions such as hugs, gazing into each other’s eyes, or hand massage.
Science and Spirituality
Black Oak Ranch is home to Wavy Gravy one of the the classic clowns of the 60’s and affiliate of the Merry Pranksters. Hailing from Wavy’s own Camp Winnarainbow, Biggs Cinco teaches Clowning as a Healing Art how clowning is used in everything from hospitals to international relief to help heal. Ever wanted to know about cryptocurrency? Learn about Banking With Bitcoin from John Light who wrote Bitcoin: Be Your Own Bank and has been consulting investors for the past 4 years. Discover all the different medicinal properties of cannabis in Science Workshop: Medical Marijuana, get the latest dish on upcoming laws and what’s happening in the Medical Marijuana world.
While many choose to abstain from eating meat for a variety of environmental and ethical reasons, some of us still really enjoy, or even need meat in our diets. Conscious Carnivore lead by Mischa Skolnik will teach about ethical meat eating and some of the benefits of an omnivore diet. Getting Activated with Fermented and Live Cultured Foods will teach the history of fermenting and how to get started yourself. Whether you’ve been thinking about fermenting or been doing it for years, there will be something for you in this course.
Learn about the power of hugging at Healing Hugs with Bonz if you’re a fan of epic group hugs, this is one not to miss. In The Art of Healing: Creativity for Recovery, Laila Hernadez teaches how, through painting, she healed herself both physically and mentally after a serious car accident. Discuss the power of creativity and how art can be used as a therapy for many different things. In a class for women only, Ami Heirich will lead a discussion on Creating A Practice Around the Bleeding Cycle to have frank conversations with other women on harnessing their own divine energy and managing their health conscientiously.
Photos by Christine Ciarcia