Friday 3 May 2019

Tickets include access to all workshops. Purchase early to avoid disappointment.

Full programme of Scapa Fest 2019 will be revealed on this page gradually. Please sign up to our email list to be notified when workshops are added. Downloadable programme will also be available. Schedule subject to minor changes.

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GAIA STAGE

6pm-6.30pm - Opening Ceremony - Clemence Cocquet

Led by Scapa Fest Founder & CEO, Scapa Fest 2019 will officially open with this powerful journeying meditation designed to help you enter the Scapa Experience from a place of sparked inspiration, paving the way for the deep and transformative immersion of the weekend ahead. Your true nature starts here! 

Meditation. Open Level. Family-friendly. 

What to bring: Mat, blanket or sleeping bag. Journal and pen to record thoughts (optional)

7pm-8.30pm - The Perfect Pause - Val Johnston

Candlelit Yin. Open Level.

9pm-onwards - The Bardic Fire - Dougie Strang + Guests

The point of gathering of all our senses, the Bardic Fire is a place to express our true nature and replenish our soul with stories, dances and songs by the fire.

Open level. Family-friendly.

MARA STAGE

6.30pm-7.30pm - The Singing Stone - Arenze Fischer
Storytime Yoga for families, kids & all the young at heart.
Arenze tells the Native American story "The Singing Stone", a story about following your dreams and discovering who you are. Meet wolves, bears, a tiny mouse, and more, sing a song for Mother Earth and breathe like a whale.Everybody joins in retelling the story through yoga poses, before settling down for a magical child friendly yoga nidra.
Yoga. Yoga Nidra. Open Level. Family friendly.
7.45pm-9.45pm - Honouring the Elements - Diane Oliver

We consist of the elements of earth, air, fire and water and in this workshop we will connect to the Celtic wheel of the year, honouring those elements through our yoga practise and bringing harmony and releasing that which no longer serves us.

Dru Yoga. Open Level.

WILD JOURNEYS BASECAMP

6.30-9pm - Stories from Nature told in the Outdoors - Chris Loynes

Stories are the way we make sense of our lives and the world around us. The rich land and sea scapes of Scapa Fest suggest many that emerge from our own and other cultures and their relations with woods, water and the journey of life. I will tell a selection of stories followed by time to reflect on the meaning participants find in them and how they might be interpreted. Finding old stories and making new ones for the journey ahead in our human nature relations is a critical aspect of bring about a healthy change for people and planet.

Adventure. Storytelling. Open level. Family friendly.

6.30-9pm - Whakapapa: walking with our story - Neil Harvey
Whakapapa explores the layers of cultural and physical landscape that have come together to form the person we have become. In Maori culture Whakapapa is a fundamental principle that explores genealogy - the recitation of Whakapapa is a critical element in establishing identity. Neil Harvey's work with Outward Bound in New Zealand led him to explore the idea of Whakapapa and to incorporate elements of it into a two hour workshop that explores who we are and what has shaped us.
Adventure. Walk. Open Level.

ARCHIPELAGO FOLK SCHOOL

6.30pm-8.30pm - Boat Building - Ben Wilde

An opportunity to learn how to build a "Peace Canoe" over the weekend. More information coming soon.

SLANJ STAGE

6.30pm-7.30pm - Action for the Earth - Kate Rawles

Exploring how we can all enhance our eco-champion potential to make real differences at multiple levels. What are our biggest impacts on the earth, positive and negative? How might we enhance the former and reduce the latter?

7.45pm-8.45pm - TBA

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SELKIE STAGE

6.30pm-8.30pm - Attuning Heart and Mind - Matt Nelson

In this workshop, we will immerse ourselves in classical yoga practices that promote healing and integrated growth in all aspects of our lives. Through breath-centred movement, mantra, meditation and an exploration of the chakra system, we will invigorate our practices, uplift our sense of connection, and learn to harmonise the inner-workings of our hearts and minds.

This workshop is intended to be accessible for all levels of practitioner and will provide appropriate challenges and adaptations for each participant, facilitating a positive and nurturing experience.

Yoga. Open Level.

8.45pm-10pm - The Fullness of Time - Alice Gray

How can we use lessons learned from the past to not only show how far we’ve come, but also celebrate the now and be responsible for the future? This 75 minute all-level strong vinyasa class will invite students to explore this beautiful concept.

Strong Vinyasa. Open Level.

MOTHER EARTH STAGE

6.30pm-7.30pm - Kids Yoga and Nature Mindful Art - Liz Abendroth

Nature is our theme for our yoga games, poses, meditation and art project.

All will celebrate the wonders of the earth.

Yoga. Meditation. Open level. Family friendly.

7.45pm-9.45pm - Cacao Cave: Restorative Immersion - Fiona Sears

Description TBA.

WILD THINGS BASECAMP

6.30-9.30pm - Bushcraft - Luke Strachan + the Wild Things Team

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THE TREEHOUSE

7pm-8.30pm - Through The Eyes of a Child - Adults Only! - Lauren Lochrie
This is your invitation to relax, play, and have fun. Treat life like one big experiment and feel yourself in the flow of whatever comes your way. This workshop asks you to embrace your beautiful, carefree spirit, allowing yourself to connect to the energy that surrounds you and flows through you. Tap into your fullest potential by stepping into a place of wonderment, curiosity and intrigue - live life as though you were a child once again!

THE COMPASS

6.30pm-8.30pm TBA

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8.45pm-10.45pm TBA

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Saturday 4 May 2019

GAIA STAGE

7am-8.30am - Yummy Yang & Yin - Cathryn Floate

Going against the grain. A strong flowing practice including inversions, arm balances, partner work & uplifting music, followed by beautifully still yin, a calming journey towards stillness, inner reflection.

What to bring: Block, blanket/sleeping bag, strap.

8.45am-10.15am - Embodied Myth: The strength of Durgā, the Goddess Within - Arenze Fischer
Beginning with the story of kickass goddess Durgā and her epic battle against the demon Mahisha, Arenze invites you to embody the goddess and her qualities of courage, strength and compassion. A strengthening flow, mantra and mudras, meditation and deep relaxation, with the story of Durgā as a theme through the whole class. Basing the class on a story gives a playful atmosphere to the practice and a new way to think about yoga philosophy. Embodied Myth is Arenze's way of bringing together her love of storytelling and yoga.
10.30-12pm - Balance on your hands 101 - Gayle Pocock

Pure JOY. Fun class learning basic to advanced arm balances . Stripping movements down to understand and feel the joy in learning to balance on your hands.

12.15am-13.45pm - The Prana Weekend Bliss Vibe - Donna Williams

Yogic dance and fluid vinyasa to raise your prana levels and get you into that blissful Scapa Fest vibe, ready for an incredible weekend.

2pm-3.30pm - Give Your Hips Space to Breathe: Yin Yoga & Meditation - Janet McInnes

We all have stories about our hips, about our perceived limitations and flexibility. Rather than getting caught up in our stories, how about we slow down, breathe and actually feel into the mystery of our hips, the whispering messages that are there when we stop pushing and start listening. Yin Yoga is a meditative approach to yoga that focuses on fascia, connective tissue and joint health.

3.45pm-5.15pm TBA
5.30pm-7pm - It's All About The Breath - Mark Russell

Breathing through the lens of modern research and the history of Yoga.

7.15pm-8.45pm Yoga Nidra - Arenze Fischer

Gentle hatha yoga and calming pranayama prepares body and mind for the deep sacred rest of Yoga Nidra. Bring a blanket or sleeping bag to keep warm!

9.00pm onwards - The Bardic Fire

The point of gathering of all our senses, the Bardic Fire is a place to express our true nature and replenish our soul with stories, dances and songs by the fire.

Open level. Family-friendly.

MARA STAGE

7am-8am - Propless Yin Yoga - Rachael Chambers

Yin Yoga is awesome but you normally need so much stuff. Join this workshop to explore a yin yoga practice without extensive props. Using a towel or blanket to assist we'll be slowly and gently stretching out and relaxing into poses.

Open to all levels Bring a towel/blanket or similar.

8.15am-9.15am - Trail run and Yoga for athletes - Mark Russell

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9.30am-11.45am - Exploring Our True Nature - Penny Clay

We will use Zen Yoga practices to explore what it means to truly be present and appear as our most authentic selves. A mixture of Chi Qong and Yoga asanas will help us focus on opening and balancing our meridian lines, helping us ground our energy before moving on to simple Zen meditative techniques to investigate who we really are. Be prepared to ask yourself 'Who am I?' you may be surprised at what you discover. This workshop is suitable for beginners to yoga and meditation.

12pm-2.15pm - Insight: Expect Nothing, Feel Everything - Lena Fong

How would it feel to let go of: the desire to execute the "perfect" downward facing dog; or the desperate wish to nail a backbend; or even the expectation to touch your toes? Social media representations of yoga poses is rife and is sadly steering our sacred practice into a gymnastic, goal-orientated entity. Numbing the wise messages spoken to us by our unique body and conforming to assumptions can dampen our individual creativity.

Lena will lead you through a childlike exploration of your yoga experience. By ridding ourselves of aspirations on the mat, it allow us to switch into a feeling mode- one that inspires curiosity and provides us with a richer understanding of ourselves. The workshop is an interactive sequence where both the teacher and participants mutually uptake the beauty of a selection of poses. Giving each asana our full attention will naturally guide us onto the next one.

Our focus will be centred on feeling deeply, expecting nothing, experiencing pleasure; surrendering to the faith in bodies and gaining INSIGHT into the glorious sensations of our own remarkable and very personal yoga practice.

Suitable for all levels including beginners.

2.30pm-3.30pm - TBA
3.45pm-4.45pm - TBA
5pm-6pm - GROOVE Family Dance Party - Karen Small

Dance party suitable for all levels and abilities. To an amazing playlist that will make everyone want to move their bodies!

6.15pm-8.15pm - The Yin and Yang of Prana - Donna Williams

Practice real life on the mat as we play with our prana, our life force and shift our energy between the yin and the yang, strengthening our personal capacity to ride the waves of this ocean called life.

Bring yoga blocks and strap.

8.30pm-9.30pm - Relax and Restore Meditation - Liz Abendroth

End the day, nurture your body and mind through practicing breath awareness, gentle yoga and guided meditation.

WILD JOURNEYS BASECAMP

9.30am-12.30pm - Outdoor Philosophy sea kayak - Chris Loynes + Kate Rawles

Reconnection with nature and particularly marine nature via a short sea kayak journey and various activities, on and off-shore.

9.30am-12.30pm - Sea Kayaking - Alice McInnes
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2pm-5pm - Perspective Blast - Neil Harvey + Dougie Strang

Walk up Binnein an Fhidhleir - the mountain at the back of Ardkinglas. More details TBA

2pm-5pm - Outdoor Philosophy sea kayak - Chris Loynes + Kate Rawles

Reconnection with nature and particularly marine nature via a short sea kayak journey and various activities, on and off-shore.

2pm-5pm - Sea Kayaking - Alice McInnes
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ARCHIPELAGO FOLK SCHOOL

9.30am-12.30pm - Paddle-Making

An opportunity to learn how to build your own paddle, for canoeing or stand-up paddle boarding. More information coming soon.

1.30pm-6.30pm - Drop-in Boat-Building

An opportunity to learn how to build a "Peace Canoe" over the weekend. More information coming soon.

SLANJ STAGE

10am-11.30am - A Dance Called the Anthropocene - Dougie Strang

Talk and participative workshop, exploring creative responses to climate change and ecological crisis.

SELKIE STAGE

7.30am-9am - Earth: Connection to Mother - Katrino Yoga

How does the earth feel beneath your feet? How do you feel as you walk upon the mother that bears us? This 2-hour class helps us re-establish the connection between our bodies and the earth. A practise enriched with praise to the landscapes that hold us.

9.15am-11.15am - Ease, Effort and Grace - Matt Nelson

In this Yoga workshop we will explore creative subtle body awareness principles by diving into the dynamic relationship between ease, effort and grace. Throughout this practice we will seek to let go of that which creates tension while rekindling our ability to connect with our heart. This yoga retreat is intended to be accessible for all levels of practitioner and will provide appropriate challenges and adaptations for each participant, facilitating a positive and nurturing experience.

11.30am-1.30pm - Yin to Yang: Deep Hips and Heart Release - Alice Gray

Release tension in this two hour masterclass focusing on opening and stabilising the physical and energetic centres of the hips and the heart. Expect a deep and grounding yoga practice containing both Yin (longer held floor based postures) and Yang (slow Vinyasa flow) along with other aspects of yoga such as meditation and pranayama. Yin and Yang are beautiful compliments of one another ~ come and learn experientially how both exist together.

Bring yoga blocks.

1.45pm-3.45pm - Solar Acro Yoga - Acrobatic Flying - Ilka Schroder

Solar AcroYoga is the yang component of AcroYoga and as such it is dynamic, fun and the effect of the practice is uplifting. In this workshop we will explore the basic elements AcroYoga. We will work with balance and strength elements and explore calibrations and our range of motion in the practice. The workshop will close with a short flow including a pop. We will work in the roles of base, flyer and spotter. No partner necessary. All welcome.

4pm-5.30pm - Water: Divine Flow - Katrino Yoga

When life throws you feathers or rocks what is your reaction to each? Do you flow or do you resist? In this 2-hour class we learn to observe and follow the beautiful practise of flow.

5.45pm-7.15pm - Find Your Flow: hoop and movement workshop - Claire Fischer

Drawing on the introspective and intuitive energy of the new moon, we’ll work with a goddess oracle deck to inspire our movement and hooping. This workshop will entail expressive dance, breathwork, meditation, and hooping using weighted hoops. We'll use techniques to cultivate single-pointed concentration, allowing you to quiet the mind and tap into intuition. There will be plenty of freedom to get creative with your movements and develop your own empowered hooping style. There will also be a chance to journal about your experience.

18 people max.

7.30pm-9.30pm "Let go and relax" Lunar AcroYoga - Therapeutic Flying - Ilka Schroeder

Lunar AcroYoga is the yin aspect of AcroYoga and as such it is gentle with the flyer being relaxed and passive, ready to let go and receive. The effect of the practice is restorative and grounding. In this workshop we will explore the basic elements of lunar AcroYoga in forward flying, including some body work and Thai massage in an introductory therapeutic flow. We will work in the roles of base, flyer and spotter.

No partner necessary. All welcome.

MOTHER EARTH STAGE

8.15am-9.15am - Parent and Baby Yoga - Becky Fischer

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9.30am-10.30am - Kids Yoga for 3-7 years old - Deborah Grossman

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10.45am-11.45am - Kids Yoga and Nature Mindful Art - Liz Abendroth

Nature is our theme for our yoga games, poses, meditation and art project.

All will celebrate the wonders of the earth.

Yoga. Meditation. Open level. Family friendly.

12pm-1pm - Kids Yoga for 8-12 years old - Deborah Grossman

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1.15pm-2.15pm - Kids Meditation for 6-9 years old - Becky Fisher

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2.30pm-3.30pm - Family Yoga - Deborah Grossman

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3.45pm-4.45pm - TBA

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5pm-6pm - Teen Yoga 13-18 years old - Becky Fischer

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WILD THINGS BASECAMP

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THE TREEHOUSE

10am-1pm - The Children and the Trees - In their Element

Your child will learn about our native trees and Celtic symbolism before working with tools and fire to transform a piece of wood - selected with purpose and crafted with love!

Suitable for 7+

 

2-5pm - The Art of Wood Working - A Traditional Meditation

A rhythmic, re-connect with the ancient craft of wood working. Allow your creativity to flourish and flow as you naturally focus mind and body to carve your own kitchen utensils.

THE COMPASS

9.30am-12.30pm Chi Walking - Move More Move Well - Biddy Simpson

As a child we all walked naturally and efficiently. After about the age of 5 our once strong postures start to weaken and as the years go by we pick up all sorts of bad habits from sitting too much, watching tv, driving etc. As you get older you start to notice little niggles here and there and wonder where it came from and it starts to affect how long you can stand for or walk for, without feeling discomfort.

Chi Walking introduces you to understanding your default posture, developing mind-body awareness in your everyday standing and walking and new skills for moving well and walking stronger and longer. Chi Walking compliments other practices, such as yoga, t'ai chi, pilates, nordic walking, running, hill walking etc.

Whether you are an occasional walker or avid hill walker, Chi Walking can give you new insights and tips for walking better and more efficiently which you can use for the rest of your life. Walking is the building block to so many things that we do. If we can do it with less stress, more awareness and more energy then the results will flow into other parts of our lives (physically, mentally and emotionally).

In this workshop we will be exploring the essentials of Chi Walking (posture, alignment, balance, mind-body awareness and working with gravity) and then go out on a walk to explore everyday walking, walking meditation and either aerobic or hill walking.

Sunday 5 May 2019

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