As Day Two arrived at Envision Festival 2019, the spirit of the new dawn began with plentiful workshops dosed with learning materials for a more conscious life. Promptly at 9 a.m., Sarah Wu and Lila Behr began to reign on the depths of living in an interconnected world and how revolutionary protecting plastic waste can be. Shortly after, Christina Kaylani assisted attendees at the Village Stage with “Relax and Restore to Party More,” going through exercises and habitual practices for restoring your body for the following two days of Envision.
As the sun hit its peak, numerous yogini workshops were being conducted to connect Envisionaries to our sacred movement pillar. Amber Ryan took the stage at 11:00 a.m. to ground participants with her 5 Rhythms to get the blood flowing. At Templo Armonia the soundtrack of the day was filled with uplifting beats as people connecting to the world-renowned instructors who intentions were to amplify journeys, practice self-grounding and activate ecstatic dances through ceremony and breathwork. The temple was filled with teachers from around the world including Sofiah Thom, Rafe Kelley, Juan Pablo Barahona, Jess Robertson and Jocelyn Gordon aka HoopYogini.
At the Root Down Stage, Envision attendees got all settled on tapestries and giant cuddle puddles to absorb the teachings in the air. Shortly after noon, Ana Javier Quintero led a practice, “The Magic of Self Awareness for the Change Maker,” where she invited attendees to dive into a realm of understanding and acknowledgement for appropriate growth and change. She touched on her own self journey and how understanding you current state can propel you into a more comfortable and fitting life. Village Witches hosted numerous workshops on Friday that were very hands on and adaptable to daily life. Some of the most populated workshops were Maria Larraguivel’s “AromaSense,” Heather Chans, “The Healing Art of Ceremonial Tattoo,” and Adriana Ayales, “A Sensorial Experience with Adaptogens.” Complimented right next to the Village Witches Elixir Bar, the stage allowed for a chill spot in the shade to soak in elixirs, knowledge and understanding.
Keynote speakers at the Village Stage were Celine Couseau, who presented “Tribes on the Edge,” a top staff pick workshop, where she discussed her documentaries that showcased the hope and humanitarian tribes that are in the midst of the rainforest. Closing off the Village Stage for the night was Starhawk, a permaculture pioneer and innovator, with her workshop, “Take the Dream and Make it Real.” This workshop was a perfect way to close out the night and lead attendees into the perpetual music scene for the night.
Irieeyes ignited the jungle stage with deep reggae vibes to get attendees prepared for a flame filled night at the Luna Stage. Shortly after, Trevor Hall began his first act at the Sol Stage. For most, this was one of the most grounding sets of the weekend. The energy of Trevor Hall and his band was riveting and attendees sang along to his conscious and humble tunes. Trevor Hall brought out legendary Richard Vagner, violinist, for “Still Water,” as the band took turns soloing, and Vagner took it home with a raging violin solo, completely accelerating the energy of the night. If you looked closely to the left of the stage you could even see a sloth reaching his hand towards Trevor Hall for a pretty epic moment at the Sol Stage.
At the Lapa Stage as the night dove deeper, “Dragonfly,” “Klik and Frik,” and “Freebound,” gave Lapa lovers the consistent and unique beats leading us into the night. Xiuhtezcatl, an 18-year-old activist, took the Village Stage and belted his conscious raps supporting indigenous movements and activism, intertwined by amazing female vocals. He asked the crowd to move closer and move as one, although the passion was evident and transitioning throughout attendees, one by one.
The Luna Stage was continuing to host the deep and grimy bass music for people to get their wild jungle movies to. KllSmth was live scratching and Electric Mantis gave way into Tycho’s first set of the weekend. Tycho DJ set was the perfect ambiance in the jungle to sway and connect with your love ones as the night time settled around. Too Many Zooz took the stage and gave a huge brass horn presence to the Sol Stage. Followed by the Floozies, where “To Many Flooz” was created by joining members between the two bands allowed for the perfect combination of live and electronic music to be created. The depths of the night were supported at the Lapa Stage by Melissa O, Rebolledo, Unders and a sunrise Lee Burridge set leading us into Day 3.
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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.