Day 3 began with Yaco Baum, “Kontinental Yak: Immersive Soundhealing” to give attendees the blissful and inspirational noises to relish another day in the jungle. Yaco’s soundhealing is complemented by his own notes on his personal journey throughout life. His memoirs allow for connection between realities then follow by the soft notes of his looping drum kit. Following, Stephen Brooks, Envision co-founder, graced us with his presence as he discussed, “Find your Community: Steps and Considerations.” Brooks touched on how we are living in these micro-communities all throughout the earth and we need to form together with like-minded people to thrive through permaculture. Community is an Envision Pillar and no one can touch on the power of this idealism better than Stephen Brooks, in the community that he created.
At the Root Down stage, the powerful lectures continued with Julia Forests, “Permaculture through the Body and the Earth,” discussing how from start to finish, in these permacultures we are responsible for every step. From education to recycling our own waste, the interconnectedness of the Body and the Earth are essential to live. Permaculture and sustainable teachings continued throughout the day with David Grillots. “Living Radiantly, To Your Full Potential,” Zane Heathers, “Sustainable Development and Our Role in It,” and Marc Tobin, “Transformational Events for Social and Ecological Culture Change.”
Back to the Village Stage there was a panel conducted with members of Costas Verdes, a reforestation program that is one of Envision’s top partners. Leading members of this panel discussed how they have brought back life to Costa Rica’s beaches and gave attendees a real-time look at how strategies are accomplished with the right mindset. At the Village Witches stage, another panel was taking place, “Herbalism in The Resilience,” discussing to the crowd the power of herbalism and plant medicine in today’s society. Penny Livingston, Deya Dova and Yaniv Shanti & Aisha Michal closed out the Village Stage for the night will attendees with open hearts ready to activate new consciousness inside.
As the sun began to set, the first ever LGBTQ Sashay Parade began at the beach as the sun turned a light pink as far as you could see. As you looked around, multiple pride flags were waving in the air, and the boombox was raging classic tunes. Over 200 people joined hands surrounded by the pride flags on the beach, and as “the beat dropped” all ran together in unison towards the middle, symbolizing unity and radiating joy.
At the Yoga Temple, Niraj Naik held a practice, “Soma Awakening: Sonic Breath Meditation,” where attendees practiced sacred breath and enloped in the power of a silent and guided meditation. Kula Collective, an Envision Festival sponsor, lead a “Shamanic Cacao Flow,” and Mose ended the night at Templo Armonia with a downtempo set leading attendees into the night.
Saturday night music began and Bunny Wabbit, a close Envision family-friend, started off the Luna Stage with his trancing yet wild and rhythmic vibes. This was the beginning of a very heavily bass-filled night at the Luna Stage. Leland River, Dubcoling and K+Lab brought down intense, wobbly sounds that made attendees swoon and get down to the ground.
Meanwhile at the Sol Stage, Fuerza Dread brought the reggae vibes with their roots fusion tone. Fractal Tribe was a beautiful intermittent where their visual tribadelic team showed off their unique and creative physical skills that flourish in exotic movement and physique.
The house vibes were consistent at the Lapa Stage rolling throughout the night with Saqi, Griff, Javee + Alejandro Franco. When it came time for Nicola Cruz, all the Lapa lovers and more were gathered for his Ecuadorian-themed dance party. The crowd was in unison for these diverse and culturally rich sounds that filled the air. The Lapa Stage continued into the early hours of the morning with Sabo, a much anticipated set by attendees, as well as Holmar, Bedouin, and Martha Van Straten. The Lapa Stage was the perfect example of an adult playground on Saturday night and truly showcased world-renowned artists.
Grouch in Dub Live Band had a violinist, live vocalist, guitar player and more, settled to the front of the stage, thriving off of each others raw talent and solos. Behind them, was Grouch creating deep and psychedelic rhythms for the crowd to find the perfect balance between raging electronic music and the power of instrumental music. Finally, it was time for Griz, one of the headliners of the weekend to bless us with his funky bass lines. Griz showed the crowd what he was made of by coming out wailing on the saxophone. He dipped into classics and played, “Good Times Roll” as well as “The Anthem,” mixed in with a lot of new tunes from his soon to be released album.
As the sun began to rise, Random Rab and Lazy Syrup Orchestra guided us into the jungle sunrise with serine tunes and genuine bliss.
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We take sound sound seriously. The dance floor is our temple. With each stage a sculptural masterpiece and Funktion-One sound system sending chills through your body, we spend the entire year masterfully crafting an all-night jungle beach celebration you'll never forget. Some sounds blast you away, while others will hug you closely. It’s crisp and holographic. Come prepared for a deep journey designed to invigorate all your senses.
Breathe, flow, and explore your freedom through physical expression. Our bodies are the vessels in this world that serve as the foundation from which we can discover our highest potential. Explore stages, spaces, and yoga shalas designed so you can completely let go and be wild in the natural environment of Envision. Release; The jungle is here to spot you.
Living is an art form. At Envision we curate a 360 degree immersive art environment that blends the edges of the canvas with the world around it.
Come as you are, leave as you want to be. We know our paths emerge from different directions, and we respect the stories and experiences that make us who we are now. No matter where we come from, or how our paths intertwine, we’re all about progressive inclusion.
To care for others we must first take care of ourselves. Experience and explore mindful practices for food, activity, medicine, and more that will nourish a lifetime of joyous behaviors and self-care rituals.
You are apart of something bigger. Discover the community you always knew existed - brought together by all of our similarities, and transformed by all of our differences.
We think long term. The 12 principles of permaculture are echoed throughout every undertaking at Envision. Before each decision is made, and before each shovel is dug into the Earth, we are dedicated to considering the future impact of our actions.
Strengthen your source connection. Envision supports you with a space where you can explore a deeper understanding of our common oneness with nature and each other.