Avani Tyler Blank
Tyler is Forming the Campout for the first time this year. After Founding and Directing Ecstatic Dance in Oakland for 10 Years, San Francisco on and off since 2009, Fairfax for 4 Years, and The Ecstatic Dance Retreat in Hawaii for 5 Years, he's finally Organizing a Local Campout for our Northern California Dance Family. Tyler will Leading a few activities for the Campers, including DJing an Ecstatic Dance, leading Doubles Yoga, and Chi Gong. His vision for this Campout is for Dancers to come together for a shared experience of Joy, Connection, Healing, and Communion Together.
International Dj Dakini is renowned globally for her refined ear and impeccable taste in music. An underground festival culture pioneer, she has been a pivotal part of global electronic music festival culture since the turn of the millennium. She is one of Australia’s most renowned underground female djs, with a global following & fan base...and now resides in California, USA. Dakini works as a facilitator of transformational spaces whether behind the decks or behind the scenes of some of the world's best festivals.
Ean Golden has long been celebrated as a "DJ's DJ" - a champion of mixing style, technique and knowledge. His leadership and legacy of technological advances earned him a reputation as one of electronic music's most unique and respected underground names. Ean began DJing in the mid 90's in the emerging trance/rave scene and picked up deep house at the early age of 17. He quickly achieved success, touring the world from his home base in San Francisco throughout the early 2000's. Today, Ean has turned his attention back to the art of creating music and inspiring the world through live performances and an authentic creative process. His original productions are rooted in dance music's storied past, but hold a modern social twist. Ean will be both DJing and teaching a Movement Class at the Campout. www.EanGolden.com
Lucia Grace is a Yoga Therapist, improvisational dancer, and somatic life coach based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her greatest passion is living an authentically embodied life and empowering others to do the same. Lucia believes that by going into the depths of ourselves and exploring both light and shadow we can cultivate acceptance for our whole selves and in doing so embrace our ecstatic aliveness.
Jill is one of the CoFounders of Ecstatic Dance Nevada City & San Diego, and Creator of Power to the Playful. She will be leading some delicious movement exercises encouraging our Child-Like Nature to come out. She will also guide an "Internal Terrain" a Blindfolded Movement Class. She is also setting up her Adult Jungle Gym, the "Somatic Playground" for us to Play on, Hang From, Relax and Stretch and Monkey around on.
Raina balances the structure and athleticism of contact improv with the sensitivity of her practices in movement meditation to bring participants to full presence and create breakthrough experiences all the while being playful and light. Her blending of theater improv, expressive arts, contact improv and site specific nature dance provides a creative, inspired structure to connect in a deep and artistic way.
Odessa is a devoted practitioner and teacher of Contact Improvisation, viewing this form as simultaneously an embodiment and spiritual practice. She teaches classes that welcome the physical, emotional, energetic, and spiritual aspects of being in a body: the limitations, the metaphors, and all the rest of our human experience.
Wendy is one of the Cofounders of Ecstatic Dance Nevada City, a weekly community event that has been thriving for the past 8 years, and she is certified Soul Motion Teacher. Wendy is also passionate about the Human Design System, as a projector, her calling is different than most and she's spent the past decade "deconditioning" herself and getting to know and love herself for the unique woman that she is. Dance and Human Design are at the heart and center of her life and she will be offering an intro class into Human Design in hopes to support folks in remembering and loving who they truly are.
Eric is Managing Director of the Bell Valley Retreat at the Toll House where we are Camping and Dancing, and will be on-site during the Ecstatic Dance Campout. You can find him Singing songs around the Campfire, and Offering general Support during your stay at Bell Valley. He also Owns and Manages Gather Restaurant in Berkeley, and Back to Earth Organic Catering & Outdoor Adventures.
June Li paints as she lives, with an intention to show that life is about realizing possibilities. Trained in Visual Art at South China Normal University and in Studio Art at Sonoma State University, her paintings reflect the unique cross-cultural journey she has taken from China to San Francisco. June's work is a dynamic encounter with nature, perception and the many challenges that lead us towards a place of insight and learning.