Kaliedoscope Gathering Workshops 2018

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PresenterNadia

Poly 101

Workshop

What is polyamory? How does it work? How is it not just cheating? Is it the same thing as swinging or polygamy? What's a “Triad”? Don't you ever get jealous? How can you build solid, healthy relationships that work? Join us to explore answers to these questions and more in this introduction for those new to poly and those curious about what polyamory is and isn't.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterMelissa

Camp Cooking 101

Workshop

Everyone needs to start somewhere. This workshop aims to teach basic camp food prep and meal ideas to those who want to eat well while camping. We will discuss meal planning, proper storage and cooking techniques.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • Yes

$5

The Shrine of the Divine Bowie

Special Event ( Wine and Cheese, etc )

On the eve of the Cosmos changing, Ziggy Stardust came and rocked the world, changing it for many. Ongoing during Fest, feel free to visit the shrine of the Devine Bowie on Bogside and leave tokens and offerings.

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

PresenterAlex Del Busso

LGBTTIQQ2S Ritual

Ritual

As witches we dance between the worlds, let the dance carry us between the genders. We all come together to celebrate the union of the Goddess and the God. Together we find ways to share their Love and use it in our ritual to send the energy to the LGBTTIQQ2S community.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterEddie Price

Teen Hide and Go Seek

Special Event ( Wine and Cheese, etc )

It's pretty simple: Hide and the seekers will come and find you. It's *Teen* Hide and Go Seek specifically because it will be held after dark, so participants must be over 13. Participants MUST have a flashlight. There will be play area boundaries that will be set before the game. Participants Start time is 8:30pm, meeting at the Rookery.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterAri the Mead-Guy

Pitch & Bitch: A Round-Table Discussion on Fermented Beverages

Workshop

Come, sit, drink and share. We will discuss processes, tips, tricks, and tools to brew mead and wine and anything else we care to venture into. Please bring your imaginations, recordings of brews, and questions, and we can learn together.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Community: Building Allies, Growing our Movements

Workshop

Come together with kith and kin. We can discuss the tips and tricks to grow our respective movements. I come to the table with a decade of experience in the labour movement and community organizing with a focus on communications and dispute resolution.

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

PresenterPegacorn

Consent & Boundaries

Workshop

This workshop gives participants an understanding of both the basic concepts of consent, and establishing boundaries. Consent is sexy, and it's application not only to relationship manners, but within the community as a whole both at events and in everyday muggle life. We'll cover partnerships and sexual relationships. This will be a guided conversation followed by a group activity. This workshop is appropriate for all ages, and all levels of understanding are welcome.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Coffee or Tea, Community & Spirituality

Special Event ( Wine and Cheese, etc )

Grab your mugs and come on down for an early morning discussion about being a member of the community. I will talk about my personal experience - why I volunteer and am an active member of the KG community as well as the RK community. I will briefly go over the various activities that happen at RK. And we'll discuss why it's important to give back to the land that we visit, even if it's only seasonal.

Followed by meet and social of all early morning risers.

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • Yes

Bring your own or buy a coffee at the Yag

Workshop

PresenterAmethyst

Depression: Living, Coping, Dealing

Workshop

For those living with depression. Amethyst will discuss a few of her favourite coping strategies, and we will all have a chance to share experiences and things that help. Please note that speaking is not required - it's okay just to listen!

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterRon Lyen

Cosmic Wine and Cheese

Special Event ( Wine and Cheese, etc )

In the Cosmos, is there anything more sacred then friends and family? And what helps brings these two things together but good food and wine. This event is an opportunity for folks to come together to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and enjoy a glass or two of wine. All participants are asked to bring their favourite wine, cheese and/or crackers to be shared by all, as well as your own wine glass. This event will be limited to those 19 and over.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterLukayo Bitoon

BIPOC Safer Space Gathering

Special Event ( Wine and Cheese, etc )

The BIPOC Safer Space Gathering is a place of comfort to promote the safety and peer support of Black, Indigenous, and people of colour. It serves as a gathering space for people of colour to hang out and meet others in a trusting environment. In addition, besides offering each other support and eating snacks together, we can also share each other's creation stories of the different cosmologies we come from.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterJacky With a Y

Workshop Design 101

Workshop

Too intimidated to offer a workshop on that thing from outer space you're passionate about? This workshop is meant to help you! We'll look at a variety of ways to organize and execute a workshop that will engage participants and fit with your personality. This workshop is aimed at budding facilitators, but people of all levels of experience are welcome!

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterLukayo Bitoon & the Gender Diverse Knollians

Constellations of Gender: A Gender Diverse Ritual

Ritual

Like planets, stars, galaxies, and constellations, each person is unique and awe inspiring, with their own gifts to offer the world. Each person also has their own set of stories explaining who they are and how they came to be. This KG, we will call upon spirits, gods, and ancestors of all genders from across the cosmos to inspire us in how we shape and tell our stories. People of all genders are invited!

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterWhytraven

Metaphysics and the Cosmic Cube

Workshop

Intro to Metaphysics and the Magical Cube. So this year I want to share some more knowledge on the Cosmic Cube acquired over the last 45 years in Applied Metaphysics. The answers are within to travel the Cosmos.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterYogin Dana

Yoga for Warriors - Sunrise Salutations

Workshop

The class links several poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance , and balance, as well as laying the framework to help treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These classes are mix of Vinyasa yoga, which originated in India several centuries ago as system of psychological and physical practice, as well Hatcha yoga, with different types of ancient meditations focusing on balancing the masculine and feminine opposites within ourselves.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Yoga for Warriors - Breathing Practices

Workshop

Basic guidelines for anyone who is feeling out of balance mentally, emotionally or physically, or anyone with trauma (even past life trauma accumulated within our DNA). We'll practice different types of breathing techniques and experiencing ourselves in the present moment of now, in a safe, non-judgemental and non-competitive environment. Please bring your own yoga mat, and yoga block/pillow/ blanket.

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

Yoga and Sa Ta Na Ma Trauma Meditation

Workshop

Trauma survivors are likely to be disconnected from their bodies and from the world around them.
Meditations that keep the focus on the body and breath will be less likely to trigger a negative response. Please bring your own yoga mat, and yoga block/pillow/ blanket.

Is there a cost for the workshop 3?
  • No

Midnight Waning Half-Moon Meditation

Ritual

The Third Quarter, or the Waning Half-Moon, is the perfect time for dealing with obstacles or leaping over hurdles that might cause you to stumble on your way. In waning, the moon becomes the crown, an astute guide to great mysteries. Throughout this phase the moon slowly shrinks to darkness - a symbolic 3-day death - only to be reborn again. Our meditation will focus on creating magic to banish our shadows, protection, and manifesting wisdom and maturity.

Is there a cost for the workshop 4?
  • No

Yoga for Warriors - Holding Poses and Heart Meditation

Ritual

A challenging yet fun class for all in a safe environment with zero judgement and zero competition, experiencing and experimenting with the joy of holding all poses longer than normal. We will focus on heart meditation, and the importance of creating a sacred space for ourselves. Please bring your own yoga mat, yoga block, yoga strap, and blanket/pillow.

Is there a cost for the workshop 5?
  • No

Yoga for Warriors - Gratitude Meditation

Ritual

The class links several poses together to create strength, flexibility, endurance , and balance, as well as laying the framework to help treat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These classes are mix of Vinyasa yoga, which originated in India several centuries ago as system of psychological and physical practice, as well Hatcha yoga, with different types of ancient meditations focusing on balancing the masculine and feminine opposites within ourselves.

Is there a cost for the workshop 6?
  • No

PresenterAngela Grey

Wilderness Survival 101

Workshop

Ever had the urge to strip naked and run screaming into the woods, embracing the whole of nature with your very being? Of course you have! But, before you touch those shirt buttons, it’s important to know how to take care of yourself while you’re out there. Nothing ruins a good mystical experience like falling face-first in the poison ivy patch, or being eaten by a bear. Come and learn some tips and tricks for communing with nature and living to tell about it.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Practical Tips for Modern Witches

Workshop

What do you do with dead matches in the middle of ritual? And how do you get that unfortunate stain out of your favorite altar cloth? Let’s face it: while how-to books are great, there are often critical points that they don’t cover - points that you discover about the time you’re up to your elbows in a plant that’s starting to cause an unfortunate burning sensation, or 30 minutes into that critical ritual. If you’ve ever had one of your Pagan plans go awry, this is the place for you!

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

The Witch’s Garden

Workshop

Have you ever dreamed of having a witchy garden, but didn’t know where to start? Or maybe you felt like you didn’t have the space, or you lived in the wrong climate? Join us for a discussion on how to nurture the plants that will inspire your practice, even if all you have is a couple of pots on a window sill. We’ll talk about some of the more famous witchcraft plants, their preferred growing environments, where to buy them, and how to get them through a harsh Canadian winter.

Is there a cost for the workshop 3?
  • No

PresenterWynter aka Tim Jacquard

Medical Cannabis Usage at Raven's Knoll

Workshop

At this workshop we will discuss the medicinal use of Cannabis at Raven's Knoll - the policies and legal ramifications of not following policies. We will talk about where you may medicate/consume cannabis on site, as the Knoll does not fall under the legal framework of a "private space" for consumption. We'll also discuss related issues , such as fellow fest-goers who may have aversions or allergies to the smell or accidental inhalation.
This workshop will take place twice during KG.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Workshop

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

Stag King Ritual

Ritual

A great KG tradition. Life, death, rebirth, blood, and the forces of nature. What makes a man? Is it machismo, vigour, and strength? Wit, cunning, and speed? Knowledge, wisdom, and experience? Whatever you believe it is that makes a man, be it these qualities or others, come and join your brothers in the Stag King competition. Be the best man you can be as you compete to see who will wear the crown for the next year. Any man of age may join the competition.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Mead Competition

Special Event ( Wine and Cheese, etc )

Do you make mead? Why not join in a friendly competition with your fellow mead-makers? Check for info at Registration on how to submit your bottle.
Not a mead-maker, but enjoy tasting mead? Would you like to be a judge? You may be in luck, because the judges are drawn from the community. To be eligible, check out the info at Registration and get your name in the draw!

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

PresenterRick

Basic Grounding Centering and Shielding

Workshop

If you have never been taught how to center and ground this is for you. A basic workshop. Co-presented with Danica.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Intermediate Energy Workshop

Workshop

Do you want to know the fundamentals of moving energy as a group? Where are the dangers and what are the benefits? This workshop is for you. Pre-requisite is the Basic Grounding, Centering and Shielding workshop. Co-presented with Danica.

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

A Walk Through the Cosmos

Workshop

Weather (viewing) permitting, this will be a night workshop for star viewing, with some guidance provided. Stories and histories as part of the learning and discussions. Please bring your own binoculars or a telescope if you have one - bringing chairs also wouldn't hurt.

Is there a cost for the workshop 3?
  • No

PresenterJS and Brynja

Ve Under the Stars

Ritual

Ever been to the Ve at night? Come and meet the gods of the Ve under the stars. You will experience some of the magic the heathens were practicing.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterStern Paul, Firekeeper Zippo & Linda Demissey

Beginner’s Warrior Circle

Ritual

The Beginners’ Warrior Circle welcomes adults (16+)—of any gender identity—who wish to discover their warrior spirit, take their first steps on the Path of the Warrior, and have some fun with boffer weapons. Join us in discovering the lessons of the sweet cup of victory and the bitter brew of defeat. Boffer weapons are supplied, but if you can please bring your own (they must be approved by the event organizers).

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Advanced Warrior Circle

Ritual

We welcome adults (16+) of any gender identity who wish to continue to explore and build their warrior spirit. Preparation and bonding should always be done with kindred spirits before going to battle. Matches within the Circle of Honour will follow a general discussion and serve as the conclusion of the Ritual. Join us in discovering the lessons of the sweet cup of victory and the bitter brew of defeat. Boffer weapons are supplied, or bring your own if you can (must be approved by organizers).

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

Kids’ Warrior Circle

Ritual

Are you a kid with a Warrior’s spirit? Do you have honour that has yet to be tested? Come join us in the Kids' Warrior Circle where you will raise your boffer sword and do battle with other kids, and maybe any adults who are brave enough to face you! Boffer swords will be provided, but if you have your own, bring it along (must be approved by the host). Ages 5-12.

Is there a cost for the workshop 3?
  • No

PresenterHobbes

Adult Bardic Workshop

Workshop

Are you planning on performing in the Adult Bardic? The KG Bardic has its own unique challenges, so you need to be prepared! Hobbes will share his tips and tricks to help you with voice projection, presence, and body language. If you are planning on performing in the main Bardic or any of the other bardic stages during KG, you should take this workshop!

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Children’s Bardic Workshop

Children's Program

Hobbes will teach kids the basics of performing in a Bardic, including voice projection, stance, presence, and body language. The workshop includes a brief history of Bardic Arts and what roles Bards play in our society.

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

Children's Bardic

Children's Program

If you’re a kid with a special talent that you want to show off, this is your chance to hog the spotlight. Hosted and judged by the KG Bards, the KG Kids Bardic is the place where kids get to shine and entertain. The winner of the KG Kids Bardic gets to perform their piece at the Adult Bardic on Saturday night!

Make your own Boffer Weapon

Workshop

Learn how to make your own boffer weapon from PVC piping, insulation foam, and duct tape. You will also learn how to care for your boffer weapon and fight with it safely. These are the weapons used the in the ever-popular Warrior Circle events.
There are only 15 spaces, so participants must pre-register.
Ages: 8 (minimum) to 15, and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (16 years +)

Is there a cost for the workshop 4?
  • Yes

$10

Bedtime Bardic Service

Concert

There’s nothing quite like being told a bedtime story or singing a bedtime song to end the day perfectly, ensuring a good night’s sleep. Rent a Bard! For only $10 (which will be donated to a KG Charity), a KG Bard will visit your camp and perform for you and your family either by telling stories or singing songs (20 minute time limit). So register yourself on-site quickly! There are limited Bards and limited time slots, but the tales will last forever!

Is there a cost for the workshop 5?
  • Yes

10

Ritual

PresenterJeff ( AKA Jaimcos or ChuckChuck )

Cairn Walk

Ritual

Co-Hosted with Austin Lawrence
Bring a stone for the Cairn! We will meet at the Standing Stone, perform a short ritual there to the ancestors, carry them and our stones to the cairn, establish our safe space to share ( try to be brief so everyone has a chance ), honour a masculine aspect of an ancestor of blood or spirit, and/or a masculine aspect of yourself. Then walk back to the Standing Stone for a short end rite. Open to ALL gender identities who wish to honour a masculine aspect

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Handling Chronic Pain over Decades

Workshop

I have been listening to my community for a few years now and have come to the horrible/amazing conclusion that many of us suffer from chronic pain. I have a very rare ( too rare for people to research ) condition that has been granting me daily migraines for 30 years. In that time I have learned a few things on how to deal with it. I react poorly to all painkillers, so drugs have never worked for me. I am NOT a medical expert, and this will be more of a sharing and support group.

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

PresenterJelaludin and Habiba/ Waskoney

Dance with Power

Workshop

"Teach the children to Dance with Purpose " ~ Murshid Sam Lewis
"We are the people the Ancient Ones dreamed about" ~Mz. Imani
Following the teachings of Mayan Grandmother Floredemayo, asking people of the Goddess to dance with healing, and the ancient Sufi tenants of Dances of Universal Peace, Habiba and Jelaludin will guide the process of making each footstep into healing magic, during fest and throughout life, for the benefit oneself, the gods, community, and the Great Mother.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterDanica

Barometric Balancing - Weathering the Storm

Workshop

Your time is precious - a cosmic treasure we give ourselves. No one wants to be thwarted by the pressures of an oncoming storm taking our time away and affecting our present. Learn how to work with the energies of a storm to negate or lessen the effects of barometric headaches and other ailments in the body. Tune in, harmonize and shift to reduce the effects of the storm

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

Mindset, Magic, Manifestation

Workshop

"I create my day." ~Dr. Joe Dispenza. What does that mean? In this workshop, we'll discuss how your mindset creates your reality, and how you can create a new way of BEing in the world simply by changing how you think about your reality and what you create. From there, we'll move to discuss manifesting and how the magic of thought and belief can bring certain things into your life, and how I attracted everything I have today.

Is there a cost for the workshop 2?
  • No

PresenterBeauty by Bella

Beauty by Bella

Workshop

To help empower people through the art of enhancing your natural attributes through makeup application. BYOM (bring your own makeup).

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No

PresenterYves Arseneau

Communication & Accountability

Workshop

This led discussion is about communication and accountability for everyday life and within the community. We will discuss problems and barriers in communication, different forms of communication, and accountability when our communication has impacted someone negatively. We will also talk about self-examination in regards to communication. Prepare yourselves to listen.

Is there a cost for the workshop 1?
  • No