Thursday, September 24, 2015

On Symbiosis Gathering....

I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am that I took this trip with my friend. It was our first overnight/camp type festival and it was the perfect one!


My friend Mel and I went to High School together and then she moved on to NYC then off to Utah. She was supposed to be married this year and I was supposed to go to the wedding in Cabos. She cancelled and called me up asking if I wanted to go to a festival in September. Of course, I said yes! and so the prep & party began...



In Oakland at Walmart getting supplies before the 2 hour drive!

Early arrival so we could camp right next to the water in Reserved Car Camping!
Our set up!


Just hanging out drinking tea and watching people get set up

hanging out in one of the leaf sculptures!

The view :)


It really was amazing. I have never been to a festival where people were so kind, so happy and so eclectic. The location, the set up, the art, the music, everything came together in a way that just made you want to take a second to sit down and appreciate what you were experiencing. 

The types of classes being offered! You know how I love Tiny Homes!
Getting our henna done!

This is how we found our camp every night...this awesome helicopter was on a trailer and could actually be driven.

The Jive Joint...one of the stages

The Grotto! Another stage where we watched Eprom and danced our asses off

Our first Yoga class in the Movement Shala

Group hug after the Belly Dancing class

Some of the art at the Empire of Love
    
Some of the art at the Empire of Love

The Hub, they had information classes, comedy shows and a great place to hang out and eat in the shade

this one was one of my favorite. It was built like a ship and basically you could go in and sit and watch artists live while they painted these giant canvas'!
Watching the artists!

The places to sit- Sorry for the horrible quality...Iphones :(

Some of the art   
Pyronauts performing!

These two were absolutely awesome!


Hanging out on the water :)

the Swimbiosis area...there was a stage w/a DJ on land but it was loud enough to be heard right in the water with all the floaties!

I could barely stay upright on my floatie and this guy was doing yoga poses on his paddleboard...

The shower line....which I waited in for 30 minutes before they announced they were out of water until later...
My Henna :)

Taking a nap!

If you need a moment to talk to God...there is a place for that.


Honestly...I could go on and on but really this post is long enough. Just know that I had the best time and feel amazingly refreshed, focused and happy.

3 comments

Something Infinitely Interesting said...

Soo awesome I am dying to go to a festival like that it's a different vibe but I love it.

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

So happy that you had such an amazing time!!!!

lil desiqua said...

I have never heard of this festival but it looks like so much fun! There was so much to do and see-- I think the God booth is my favorite though lol! Glad you had such a great time!

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