We have lined up some pretty special talks and workshops for you all! From indigenous raw poetry, to real and current activist who have an in depth insight, cutting edge health info, mayan codes and human design.

Please scroll down the page to see them all.

Check the program for all talks/workshops times and where they are held.

Octagon// main stage// Omniculture arts dome// kids area


LIVING LIBRARY - Borrow an interesting & wise person to chat for 20 mins!


Saturday 12 - 1pm

Sunday 11 - 12noon


Share stories of community by borrowing a human ‘book’ for a 20 minute chat. Our volunteer ‘books’ have a wealth of perspectives on community living.  Learn from their experience and ask them your burning questions about living in community.

Information on our living library books and how to book a time to ‘borrow’ your favourite ‘book’ will be added to the site as information becomes available.


Nikki Hicsa

Nikki Madgwick

Main Stage

Nikki is a young proud Worimi-Biripi from coastal NSW woman who works and lives on Wurundjeri Country.
As a child Nikki’s mother, a member of Stolen Generations, would read poems to her in lieu of bed time stories – this is where Nikki’s passion for poetry began. While her English skills where behind in School, Nikki continued to write her poems as a form of therapeutic release. After discovering a passion for reading as a teen, Nikki’s literacy improved and with the support of some of her teachers, Nikki decided to major in Literature at ACU.
She has been performing poetry to audiences at Spoken Word nights since October 2016 – this is where she developed her public speaking skills which has led to many professional opportunities since.
Nikki describes her writing as raw and honest. Her dream is to become published poet and author, as well as an Indigenous rights activist.

Rainforest Action Group; Talk with Rebekah Hayden

OMNICULTURE ARTS DOME Saturday 3.30-4.30pm. Click link for information

Codes of the Maya ~ Community Living in Natural Time.


Sunday 11 - 12noon.

Click link for more information


HUMAN DESIGN; Learn how to be your true self with {Bood Hickson}

EarthArtBeat Gallery in Lodge;

Saturday 9 - 11am.

Personal appointments available throughout the festival; please book in with Bood

Dr Natasja Electric Fox

Talk on Food sensitivities/ gut health/ microbiome



Sunday 12.30 -1.30 pm.


Tim Howden-ELUVI;Supporting Health in climate crisis- specific pathways


Saturday 10.30 - 11.30am.


Korean Tea Ceremony with INSUN

At The Octagon

Fri 8pm & Sat 10.30am

The Korean tea ceremony or 'darye' is a traditional form of tea ceremony practiced in Korea.Darye literally refers to "etiquette for tea" or "tea rite" and has been kept among Korean people for over a thousand years. The chief element of the Korean tea ceremony is the ease and naturalness of enjoying tea within an easy formal setting.
Tea ceremonies are now being revived in Korea as a way to find relaxation and harmony in the fast-paced new Korean culture, and continuing in the long tradition of intangible Korean art.

Wayapa Wuurrk

Ngatanwarr (Welcome) to Wayapa® Wuurrk!

Based on ancient Indigenous knowledge and wisdom that focuses on taking care of the Earth as the starting point for healing ourselves.

Having an energy connection to the Earth is what has sustained Australian Aboriginal people to be the world’s oldest, continuous living culture – for over 80,000 years!

Today, for most of us, we have become disconnected from the land, from our tribe, from our food and from our Spirit. Through Earth mindfulness, deep breathing and narrative meditation and movement, Wayapa® provides a sense of belonging to the Earth while creating holistic wellbeing.

Wayapa® can be done as a 25 minute physical practice, sitting or standing, or as a narrative meditation to slow us right down to sit in the stillness of nature.


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S O U L  D A N C E

The intention of Soul Dance is to provide a space to shake off your week, dance however your body wants to move, and let go through a fun physical movement practice. It can be deeply relaxing, energising, and releasing. Each week is slightly different, facilitated by a different member of the Soul Dance committee or a guest. See you on the dance floor.

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Clay Play

With Yarra Valley artists Dakini Maddock and Lucy Pierce from the Community Pottery Studio at ECOSS

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Voice, Breath, Movement & Song- with Santha Press

Join Santha for a journey to self and community using breath, movement, voice and uplifting songs that are simple to learn and transcendent to sing. EVERYONE is welcome to join in, especially those who think they 'can't sing’.
Santha has been facilitating musical experiences across the eastern states of Australia for over twenty five years. She uses meditation, breath, vocal technique, movement, humour, accessibility and joy to encourage even the most hesitant to share and celebrate their voice.


Qi Gong- with Paul Bedson