Authentic relating circle workshops
We will create space and lead you in a deeper way of connecting to yourself and one another. Authentic relating lets us open up in front of each other safely so that we can experience a more intimate relating. We will accept other unconditionally, in his uniqueness and vulnerability. Everything that will be shared in a circle will be accepted and honored. We are waiting for you
Welcome to the beautiful craft of candlemaking. This process is very cozy and done by a fire, so be prepared to not want to leave! Come and feel the warmth of natural beeswax. The candles will also be either dipped in spices, or natural oils to enhance the aromatherapeutical value of this experience.
Eurasian Harm Reduction Association
SEX, DRUGS, AND HARM REDUCTION, Lithuania
Chemsex is hot. It is pleasurable. But can also become problematic. But what are these issues and the link with drugs, HIV, health and human rights? How to party and play, keep the atmosphere pleasant and not breach the boundaries? The session will consist of two parts: 1) learning session – introduction to the chemsex topic. What it is? What substances are used while practising chemsex? Who is practising chemsex? 2) workshop, which will give more practical health information how to deal with personal and sexual health issues.
Iboga – mystical entheogen and traditional plant medicine from Africa
In Western Equatorial Africa, the root bark of the Iboga shrub has long been considered a sacred tool. It serves as medicine and as a catalyst for spiritual initiation. One of the plant’s alkaloids, Ibogaine, has unique medicinal qualities which are attracting increasing interest from Western researchers and therapists. Ibogaine effectively helps drug addicts to overcome their addiction by inducing a near-death-experience that causes a pharmacological reboot of the brain.
Largely unknown to the Western world, the root bark of the shrub Tabernanthe Iboga has been long considered a sacred medicine in Western Equatorial Africa. It serves as a medicine, vehicle of initiation, as a catalyst for spiritual progress and enables communication with spiritual dimensions and ancetral realms – a prototype-tool for Consciousness Hacking. One of the plant’s alkaloids, Ibogaine, has unique medicinal qualities which are attracting increasing interest from Western researchers and therapists. Ibogaine effectively helps drug addicts to overcome their addiction; it has also increasingly moved into the academic focus as a potential remedy for Parkinson’s disease as well as for application in the field of trauma and psychotherapy. The pharmacological induced Near-Death-Experience causes a kind of reboot of the brain and thus supports the dissolution of old thought-patterns. This talk provides an overview of the history of Iboga in Africa and the West as well as the current state of knowledge.
Intuitive Inner Vision drawing experience
Intuitive creative experience “Drawing an Inner Vision” During the session, we will leave aside thoughts such as whether or not we know how to draw, and allow for an intuitive inner journey to guide us. We will play with colors and shapes using tools such as crayons, colored pencils and watercolors, because the creative process itself is already the result. I will invite you to listen to which of our inner visions wants to be expressed by listening to instrumental meditation. After all, every color, chosen at random, is an inner melody that shows itself to us, and there are no coincidences? -The duration of the session is about two hours. -We will work on paper. -We will each create one piece -No artistic experence is needed. -All tools will be provided. -Come with open mind and willing to hear 🙂
Mehendi is and ancient art popular in India , Arabic Penisula and North Africa. Traditionally hand and feet of the bride are decorated for the wedding ceremony. It is believed that mehendi brings love and good fortune for the couple. During the workshop you will learn about henna plant (Lawsonia Inermis) and its properties. You will get natural henna paste to create own magic design on the body. We will use only 100% natural products like henna plant and essential oils. Henna gives brown color on the skin and it stays on it around 7 days.
Pathfinder: how not to get lost in the age of mass media and fake news?
Ugnė Marija Andrijauskaitė, Lithuania
Today every hour and every minute we are bombarded by the new information. However, it has become rather difficult to sort out the news we get and it makes us confused, lost and anxious: what is real and what is not? How to separate reality from urban legends, hoaxes, and (internet) folklore? How to check the facts? What sources of information are trustworthy? We invite people who are fond of rational thinking and scientifically proven facts to have a fact-checking 101 with Ugne Marija Andrijauskaite (PhD).
Ren Mary, Lithuania
MagiCK amulet making and ritual with the witchy Ren Mary!
Ieva Royus, Lithuania
PINHOLE (also known as CAMERA OBSCURA) is the first prototype of a camera that can be made from coffee, tea or combat boxes. A very small hole is drilled on one side of the box, and a light sensitive material, such as a photo paper, is inserted inside of it. During a certain time light penetraits through a small hole and develops an inverted image on your photo paper. PINHOLE workshop will take place at night – for two nights in a row. On the first night, all the participants will have a chance to make their own cameras, with which they will be able to shoot one shot each. The second night will be for rendering their shots in our mini-photo laboratories.
Dima Mak, Lithuania
Polygonal masks are easy to make and decorate, but super vibrant while wearing. Creating a new your a thorough process, but this mask will probably become your best accessory in this festival. Come on, don’t be shy. What creature is lurking inside the deepest corners of your mind?
Massive plastic pollution is the consequence and reflection of consumption trends. REPLASTICO₂ project was born to rethink plastic waste and to challenge concepts of consumption and trash versus trash art, trash design and trash beauty. Plastic bags become a main medium to create eco design products. We use plastic trash like paints to create canvases or like substance to create durable plastic textiles for REPLASTICO₂ accessories. We invite you to join our creative workshop in Yaga Gathering festival, where all participants will have a chance to transform plastic bags into their unique products in three steps:
1. Choosing plastic bags and creating a collage 2. Fusing plastic bags using thermo press 3. Constructing the product
Tibetan monks make their mandalas from sand dust, and this process can take up to a couple of months. They destroy their mandalas after the initial creation process – to also destroy the attachment they have to certain life situations. During our workshop however, even though we will also delve deep inside ourselves, we’ll be able to carry our mandalas home to have something to remember this time with. It’s lovely to remember the good times, isn’t it?
Sense of balance
Andrejs Derevjanko, Latvia
Treat yourself with mastering slackline, indoboard and unicycle core basic skills. Connect your body and mind, train stabilizer muscles in a fun and active way. Friendly for all ages starting from 5 y.o.
Raminta Ka, Lithuania
Traditional lithuanian himmeli (straw gardens)
Magic of straw and geometrical combination, a short quest of patience. Incarnation of fragility, these are the words of traditional Lithuanian himmeli craft. Gathering sky and whole universe in one piece. During yaga these crafts invite you to come and create your own map of universe.
The awkward dance class
Lukas Karvelis, Lithuania
Awkward dancing is a dance workshop for anyone who felt uncomfortable moving on the dance floor at least once. Do you ever feel clumsy, bulky, insecure, helpless and heavy? Then this workshop is for you. Using these qualities as an advantage, we will dance and teach each other our most awkward moves. Together we will create a new dance etiquette and dive into the search for the funniest dance steps by creating a new social dance – the awkard dancing movement.
Few inspirational move names:
* Horse step * Acid polka * Timber * The lightning man * Impaired grace …
To Be Continued
The soft image of your inner world
Agnė S, Lithuania
What the Doll means to you? A worm, cozy and distant childhood memory? The desire to escape from difficult situations and get into incredible fantasy world? Or maybe the Doll could be a symbol of your personality? The mirror of your soul? Let’s do an experiment – maybe your Doll will show the secret corners of your inner world, maybe it will help to know yourself better?
Why does the government criminalize youth?
Be Safe Lab, Lithuania
Come to find out more about Safe Lab Safe Space in festivals and a little insight about why does the government want to criminalize youth.
Why should we fight for developing nightlife in Lithuania?
Vilnius Night Alliance, Lithuania
VNA session with it’s president Mark Adam Harold, executive director Rūta Meškauskaitė and guests.