Mosaic Festival 2022 Silicon Valley

Workshops

Find activities for all ages at these workshops at the Mosaic Festival,
from arts & crafts to gentle movement, dance tutorials and much more.

Art as Affirmation with Jess (Healing) – Kid Friendly

Description for Workshop: In this workshop, you will explore a personal and/or collective affirmation that connects with the festival theme “Belonging, Healing and Harmony” through the creation of an intuitive artwork that visually represents it. A variety of art & craft materials will be provided to express your affirmation through your art!

Bio: Jess Gutierrez (she/they) is a graphic designer, educator, community advocate, and artist.
Instagram: @artnflowww

Belonging: Energy Medicine Circle with Carolina Estrella (Healing)

We will be engaging in a community healing circle where we will practice: presence, mindful breathing, intuitive Guided meditation to receive Energy healing around -Belonging- experiences. We will co-create a Momoxtli (Altar offering to the land, to Healing and Balance restoration of Earth and our bodies, participants are encourage to bring a offering or place a object to charge, related to they’re intention of attending this workshop)

Bio: Carolina offers Energy healing medicine and intuitive Tarot readings to her community, with the intention to support mend our relationship to the Earth, and cultivate multidimensional and cultural healing and wellness.
Instagram: @_mujerestrella

 

Belonging: Energy Medicine Circle with Carolina Estrella (Healing)

We will be engaging in a community healing circle where we will practice: presence, mindful breathing, intuitive Guided meditation to receive Energy healing around -Belonging- experiences. We will co-create a Momoxtli (Altar offering to the land, to Healing and Balance restoration of Earth and our bodies, participants are encourage to bring a offering or place a object to charge, related to they’re intention of attending this workshop)

Bio: Carolina offers Energy healing medicine and intuitive Tarot readings to her community, with the intention to support mend our relationship to the Earth, and cultivate multidimensional and cultural healing and wellness.
Instagram: @_mujerestrella

Come as You Are: Movement & Meditation with Alejandro Ian Rivas (Healing)

A space to come as you are and find healing, release, and presence through various energy medicine practices such as qi gong, reiki, yoga, and meditation. Gentle and open to all.

Bio: Alejandro Ian Rivas (he/him) brings 23+ years of teaching yoga and meditation, alongside 15 years of reiki and qi gong in the San Jose and Bay Area community and beyond.

Creating Harmony within through Yoga and Meditation with Sharmila Udiavar of Art of Living (Healing)

 This workshop will teach simple yoga routines, practical breathing techniques and meditative practices that can be used in your routine to better handle stress, live with ease and find more joy and enthusiasm in your daily activities.

Bio: As a long-term meditator and practitioner of yoga with a passion for world travel, Sharmila brings a unique, grounded approach to her teaching work internationally. When she is not traveling, Sharmila lives in San Francisco, California with her husband and son, where she has been based for 30 years. She is a professional artist and dancer, who is passionate about inspiring others to create from a space of joy and peace.
Instagram: @sharmila_art

Creating Harmony within through Yoga and Meditation with Sharmila Udiavar of Art of Living (Healing)

This workshop will teach simple yoga routines, practical breathing techniques and meditative practices that can be used in your routine to better handle stress, live with ease and find more joy and enthusiasm in your daily activities.

Bio: As a long-term meditator and practitioner of yoga with a passion for world travel, Sharmila brings a unique, grounded approach to her teaching work internationally. When she is not traveling, Sharmila lives in San Francisco, California with her husband and son, where she has been based for 30 years. She is a professional artist and dancer, who is passionate about inspiring others to create from a space of joy and peace.
Instagram: @sharmila_art

E2Music Productions

 
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Embodied Conversations: Exploring Emotional Regulation in Conflict with Rashmi Guttal (Healing)

In our over-saturated world, staying present and embodied in our interpersonal relationships can be challenging. In this workshop, we will explore how to have more embodied or ‘in our body’ conversations and practice emotional regulation techniques to apply when in dialogue or conflict. We will use mind-body and communication techniques to understand each other better and create space for embodied presence.

Bio: Rashmi Guttal is a Mediator, Conflict Coach, and Yoga and Somatic guide. She is deeply interested in how to transform communities personally and systemically, specifically with restorative and transformative justice practices.
Instagram: @resilientrashmi

Embodied Conversations: Exploring Emotional Regulation in Conflict with Rashmi Guttal (Healing)

In our over-saturated world, staying present and embodied in our interpersonal relationships can be challenging. In this workshop, we will explore how to have more embodied or ‘in our body’ conversations and practice emotional regulation techniques to apply when in dialogue or conflict. We will use mind-body and communication techniques to understand each other better and create space for embodied presence.

Bio: Rashmi Guttal is a Mediator, Conflict Coach, and Yoga and Somatic guide. She is deeply interested in how to transform communities personally and systemically, specifically with restorative and transformative justice practices.
Instagram: @resilientrashmi

Folk Dance Federation

Info coming soon

Juicy, Delicious Methods for Peace, Joy, and Healing with Khalilah Ramirez (Healing)

This juicy and delicious workshop will introduce participants to new, easy and fun ways to become more joyful and gain a greater sense of wellbeing in daily life. In this workshop, the magic of music, the medicine of movement and the power of multifaceted play will be employed to heal and restore our bodies, minds and spirits. Each person already possesses the power to heal and thrive! All that is needed is that we learn how to wield it. No previous experience is necessary.

Bio: Khalilah The Peace Dancer is an artist, author, and educator in San Jose, California. She had been practicing and teaching the art of peace since 2008. Khalilah has published two books and currently serves as Director in the Dance Department at the College Of Adaptive Arts in Saratoga, CA.
Instagram: @Khalilahpeacedancer

Juicy, Delicious Methods for Peace, Joy, and Healing with Khalilah Ramirez (Healing)

This juicy and delicious workshop will introduce participants to new, easy and fun ways to become more joyful and gain a greater sense of wellbeing in daily life. In this workshop, the magic of music, the medicine of movement and the power of multifaceted play will be employed to heal and restore our bodies, minds and spirits. Each person already possesses the power to heal and thrive! All that is needed is that we learn how to wield it. No previous experience is necessary.

Bio: Khalilah The Peace Dancer is an artist, author, and educator in San Jose, California. She had been practicing and teaching the art of peace since 2008. Khalilah has published two books and currently serves as Director in the Dance Department at the College Of Adaptive Arts in Saratoga, CA.
Instagram: @Khalilahpeacedancer

Medicina Musical para el Alma Sound Journey with Enrique Pedroza & Mara Hernández (Healing)

Masaje Sonoro con más de 30 instrumentos. Join this workshop to experience a sound journey featuring over 30 different instruments for a deeply meditative experience.

Bio: Enrique Pedroza es Instructor de Kundalini Yoga, Sonoterapeuta, Instructor de Ciencia Curativa Germánica.
Instagram: @casakundaliniyoga @la_luna_respira

Sacred Dance and Whirling with Farima Berenji of Simorgh Dance Collective (Healing) (ages 6+)

Discover the power and mystery of whirling as a gateway for self-growth and spiritual enlightenment through movement, music, and meditation. Inspired by nature, ancient Iranic rituals, science, and the beautiful spiritual traditions of Sufism, join this workshop to learn the essentials of whirling meditation including preparation, balance and posture, controlling dizziness, self-focus, breathwork, and more.

Bio: Farima Berenji is an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, choreographer, and dance ethnologist. A master instructor and performer in Persian and Sufi dance, she specializes in ancient, sacred, classical, and folkloric dances of Persia and Central Asia.  Facebook link

Sacred Dance and Whirling with Farima Berenji of Simorgh Dance Collective (Healing) (ages 6+)

Discover the power and mystery of whirling as a gateway for self-growth and spiritual enlightenment through movement, music, and meditation. Inspired by nature, ancient Iranic rituals, science, and the beautiful spiritual traditions of Sufism, join this workshop to learn the essentials of whirling meditation including preparation, balance and posture, controlling dizziness, self-focus, breathwork, and more.

Bio: Farima Berenji is an award winning, internationally acclaimed performing artist, instructor, choreographer, and dance ethnologist. A master instructor and performer in Persian and Sufi dance, she specializes in ancient, sacred, classical, and folkloric dances of Persia and Central Asia.  Facebook link

Silvestre Technique – Symbol in Motion with Rosangela Silvestre (Healing)

This workshop is an invitation to experience the fluidity of Silvestre Technique with its creator, Rosangela Silvestre, from Brazil! Silvestre Technique is a body training system that connects the three triangles of energy within the body with the elements of nature, symbolized by the dynamic movements and gestures of the Orixa Dances in artistic expression. The technique creates a dialogue with the body and its energy centers to make way for personal expression. No prior dance training experience is necessary, open to All!

Bio: Rosangela Silvestre is a choreographer, instructor, dancer and creator of the Silvestre Dance Technique. She has traveled the world teaching, performing, facilitating and researching diverse dance traditions and techniques. In 2011, Silvestre completed an album called, “Voices of Nature.”
Instagram: @silvestretechnique

Tai Chi for a Healthy Life with Jeffrey Fung of Saratoga Tai Chi Group (Chinese/ Martial Arts) (Healing)

Teaching basic Tai Chi technique and breathing exercise.

Bio: Over the years, I have practiced and taught Taijiquan martial arts for nearly 40 years. I have led several health and fitness sports teams in the Bay Area. After retiring from the PG&E I taught Taijiquan in several communities and Senior Centers, hoping to bring fitness and wellness to the public.

Tai Chi for a Healthy Life with Jeffrey Fung of Saratoga Tai Chi Group (Chinese/ Martial Arts) (Healing)

Teaching basic Tai Chi technique and breathing exercise.

Bio: Over the years, I have practiced and taught Taijiquan、martial arts for nearly 40 years. I have led several health and fitness sports teams in the Bay Area. After retiring from the PG&E I taught Taijiquan in several communities and Senior Centers, hoping to bring fitness and wellness to the public.