Enjoy vocal, instrumental, percussion and songwriting workshops throughout the weekend hosted by many of the performers and the invited workshop presenters, too. Drummers and dancers are welcome to join the late night drumming circles in the Welcome Stage. All workshops included in your WorldFest ticket price!
5 Rhythms w/Michael Stone
Soul Shake Dance Church
West African Dance
Swing Dance (beg and adv)
A Variety of Yoga workshops:
Solo, Family Yoga,
Partner Yoga (beg and adv)
Uke (Ukelele) University
Singable Songs with Rod Baggett
MaMuse Singing Workshop
Whether you consider yourself a "singer" or "NOT a singer" come experience the joy of communion and connection through song in a supportive and fun environment. Sing alongs, rounds and simple songs for all to join in on offered in sacred space by "MaMuse".
Sweat Your Prayers - with Jacia
Saturday morning come sweat your moving to a 5 rhythms based dance wave. A 20 minute warm up followed by an hour and a half dance to a wide range of musical styles. Jacia kornwise has been leading healing dance and embodiment practices for the past 20 years www.rhythmsofacceptance.com
Soul Shake Estatic Dance - with DJ Medicine Heart (Luke Anderson)
Sunday morning: Drop in deep and shake it all loose to a wide range of musical styles, including world music, electronic, glitch, bass, funk, and house. We'll begin with a warm up followed by an hour and a half dance. www.danceawake.com
Pete Fairley & MeadowRock Percussion
Get ready to explore a vast world of rhythm and music! Adventuring “Beyond 4/4” opens new auditory vistas that few Westerners have discovered. Join this rhythmic safari to investigate “unusual” rhythmic cycles from other cultures, such as rupak (7 beats) and jhaptal (10 beats) from North India, or laz (7 beats) and karsilama (9 beats) from Turkey. Each session will include listening to examples from a range of musical styles, as well as playing these rhythms at a variety of tempos. Open to all - drummers, instrumentalists, dancers, and listeners - who want to expand their understanding of rhythms across the globe! Some drums will be provided, and you are also encouraged to bring your own instruments! Don’t forget your pith helmet!
Native Healing Music Workshop
Come sing and drum Native American healing music at a pow wow drum. This dynamic workshop by Pamela Ames, the Feather River Singers, the Neena McNair Family Singers and friends. Learn drum protocol, sing songs in English, Cherokee, vocables and other native languages. The energy of the drum awakens your soul!
Michael Stone's 5 Rhythms
5 Rhythms is an energetic moving meditation and self-discovery process based on the work of Gabrielle Roth. Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice—a dynamic way to both workout and to meditate in the same breath. The practice teaches us that life is energy in motion, freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas. In dancing 5Rhythms the body becomes a spiritual path.
Tribal Fusion Bellydance and
Middle Eastern Drumming with EastWind Bellydance
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Shimmy and shake in this fun workshop! We will learn expressive, fusion bellydancing to classic middle eastern drumming.
Americana 101 - Americana Instrument Workshop
Back “in the day”, American ingenuity flourished. Many folks couldn’t afford to purchase musical instruments... so they “made do”. In this workshop, you can learn how to build & play a washtub bass (aka gut-bucket bass), a washboard, and a saw- all were common frontier instruments.
Vocal Workshop with Rod Baggett - Singable Songs from Around the World
Taught by the award winning choir director from Nevada Union High school, Rod Baggett. Bring the instrument that you never leave behind and experience sing-able songs from around the globe! Songs of freedom from Africa, native songs from Amazon tribes, songs from Haiti, songs in Gaelic and American shape-note songs are just to name a few of the various traditional songs that will be shared. Simple to learn part songs from a multitude of cultures will be lead and taught by the Village Song Ensemble. All participants are encouraged join in at any level you feel comfortable!
Salsa Dancing with Salsa Sierra
Salsa is one of the hottest and most popular dances today and it's easy to get started. Come learn Salsa dancing and use it tonight at the concerts! Take one class or all three days. We will also have assistant teachers here to help you at any level. Sponsored by Salsa Sierra in Nevada City. www.SalsaSierra.com
Friday, Sat and Sunday
The Didjeridu (yidaki) is the ancient wind/percussion instrument from the northern tribes of Aboriginal Australia. Learn the ancient art of playing the didjeridu. Instruments will be provided in this unique playshop. Participants will learn basic techniques such as: - Focused drone - Vocalizations - Animal imitations - Tongue patterns - Circular breathing - and health benefits This instrument is open to all ages Andjru has been teaching young and young at heart how to play the Didjeridu for 20 years.