Workshops

We will be offering a diverse set of workshops throughout the festival weekend. Our workshops are hosted by instructors who share a passion for their craft, and the desire to spread their knowledge. Come and participate, be a part of what makes Alweezgrooven so special.
Workshops planned for 2016 include:

If you have something you wish to teach, or want to organize your own workshop, please contact Jennifer Olivia Love. This is done on a volunteer basis and we are looking for people who have a passion they can’t wait to share.

Glass Blowing

Exhibition & Workshop

Instructor: Dave Beazy
Affiliation: Island City Glass
Participants: Open to adults 18+

New blood in glass culture, Boback has been melting for a year now with the mentoring of a few masters in the trade. He continues to move forward and bring new techniques to his drawing table. Ranging from pendants to functional everyone can find a piece of glass that peaks their interest.

Dave will be accompanied by Randy Bachman and Joe Wirth. Combined together they have over 15 years of glassblowing experience and we look forward to seeing what magical creations that they design for us.

Yoga

Instructor: Rajbir Kaur
Participants: Open to all

Kundalini Yoga the yoga of the Aquarian Age and the yoga of awareness as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Four Yoga classes are scheduled: A Journey Through the Chakras

  • Balancing the Lower Triangle and Releasing Your True Potential
  • Children’s Yoga
  • Open your Heart to your Authentic Self
  • The 8th Chakra – The Aura: Strengthen your universal flow of energy
  • Through breath work (Prana and Apana), sound (Mantra), postures (Asanas) both still and moving, and meditation together we will take the mind, body and soul through a journey of release and awakening.

    Meditation

    Instructor: Rajbir Kaur
    Participants: Open to all

    Mindfulness. You’ve heard about it but do you know what it’s all about? Come explore this very simple yet powerful tool to relax, restore and reset your busy mind. Includes a beautiful guided meditation called the Mountain.
    As taught by the leading authority of mindfulness Jon Kabat-Zinn we will discuss the main principles of this practice and then put new found tools to use through a lovely guided meditation.

    Sharing & Healing Circle

    Instructor: Rajbir Kaur
    Participants: Open to all

    Want to get together with fellow groovers and share your experiences? Need help with some aches or pains? Come be apart of this beautiful circle of friends, love and light.

    Poi

    Instructor: Shawn Orange
    Participants: Open to all

    Shawn has been spinning poi for over 10 years, and he loves it. You can find Shawn showing off his talents at festivals all over Ontario & Quebec. He has a natural enthusiasm in front of a crowd, and a rhythm that allows him to perform perfectly in sync with his favourite formats of music.

    Staff

    Instructor: Stephen Sullivan
    Participants: Open to all

    Stephen has been perfecting the flow art of Staff since 2005 when he was first introduced to it at one of his trips to Burning Man. Since then you can find Stephen performing at Psy-nights and places like Mister Leather, where he was schooled in choreography.

    Please note that Stephen will be doing a warm up at the beginning of this workshop as to ensure that no one over does it and hurts themselves.

    Hula Hoop Creation

    Instructor: Julie Gautier
    Affiliation: Festival Flea
    Participants: Open to all
    Learn & make your own Hula hoop from scratch! All materials will be supplied. Preregistration is required. Fee is $15 to cover all materials required to create your own hula hoop!

    Tiedye

    Instructor: Laetitia Dulac
    Participants: Open to all

    This workshop is to help people discover how to dye clothes in an ecologically responsible, dynamic and very fun way.

    At the end of the workshop, each participant will be able to just do his own dyes and motifs home using familiar, readily available and environmentally friendly products. Each participant will raise his/her awareness about the importance of reusing textiles rather than purchasing of new material. Each participant will leave the workshop with his/her own creation.

    Naughty Knots

    An Introduction to Bondage

    Instructor: Mistress Mayliza
    Model: Rope Bunny Skylar
    Participants: Open to adults 18+

    Come join Mistress Mayliza & Rope Bunny Skylar for an introduction to consensual bondage involving the use of rope to restrict movement, wrap, suspend, decorate, and restrain a person as well as an introduction to BDSM. Don’t forget to bring a partner as you will be bound to want to practice. Bondage rope will be supplied for this workshop.

    Sensual Touch

    Instructor: Caroi LaRousse QuiEst Douce
    Participants: Open to all

    In our era, touch has very little place, it is often associated to seduction and sexuality. However, touch is a very important sense! Even before we learn to talk, we communicate by touch. An example is a mother with her child. We lost the knowledge of how to touch, and even more how to touch with calmness, gentleness, and sensuality. Touch can help someone that is sick or in distress to be calmer and more at ease.

    In this workshop, we will discover this sense through two parts :
    1) touching with hands and 2) touching with tools that we can use.

    This workshop is open to everyone (women, men and children) and you do not need to be accompanied. The exercises are done on oneself or with another consenting person. You just need to bring your smile and body!

    In the part “touching with hands”, we will see some basic massage techniques, how to play in different types of hair and which products to use on the skin. In the part of “Tools”, I will demonstrate numerous objects that can be used on skin and hair.

    Nature Hike

    Instructor: Penny Reed
    Participants: Open to all

    Let’s go exploring! Ever wonder what plants are edible, what poison ivy really looks like, what wildflowers are used for medicinal purposes? Well if so you’re in for a treat the forest is full of a bunch of exciting, beautiful things to discover.

    Arts & Crafts Time

    Instructor: Caroi LaRousse QuiEst Douce
    Participants: Open to all

    Feeling creative want to make a special something to remember your time here at this beautiful event. Take the time to come by and let your creative juices flow!

    Pimp your Ride

    Instructor: TBA
    Participants: Open to all that brought a bike

    Got a bike at Alweez? Why not bling dat thing? This is a workshop to creatively illuminate your bike at night, so you can be seen from afar, not loose your bike, avoid colisions, and have your friends know where you are at all time. Funk it up with fun-fur, rope-lights, sparkles, and other wacked-out accoutrements that would make Xzibit proud.

    Volunteer & Take Part!

    If you have something you wish to teach, or want to organize your own workshop, please contact Jennifer Olivia Love. Nothing is too big and nothing is too small! This is done on a volunteer basis and we are looking for people who have a passion they can’t wait to share.

    If you are interested in organizing a workshop, please message Jennifer directly, or the Alweezgrooven Organization through our contact page.