Workshops

Domefest 2017's Workshops!

Domefest invites you to expand your mind, body and soul in these complimentary workshops. All workshops meet at the large geodesic dome and/or aerial rig located in the back of the concert field (you can't miss them!). Take a look at the workshop descriptions and schedule below and get ready to learn something new at Domefest 2017!

2017 Workshops in the Dome

Friday

Friday 10-11am

Wedding

Led by Scott and Kathy

Friday 11am-12pm

Morning Sattva Yoga

Led by Sandra

Friday 12-1pm

Hooping Trick Fit 101

Led by Sparky Nicoll

Friday 1-2pm

Yes, And... (An Improv Game Exploration)

Led by Nina B.

Friday 1-2pm

Aerial Hoop 101

Led by Sparky Nicoll

Note: Meets at aerial rig

Friday 2-3pm

"Let It Flow" Poem Tell

Led by Ben of PPPP

Friday 3-4pm

Juggle Struggle

Led by Steve Koellmer

Friday 4-5pm

Heavy Seas Beer Tasting

Led by Heavy Seas Staff

Note: Bring ID (21+)

Friday 4-5pm

Aerials: Learn To Fly

Led by Kat McGowen

Note: Meets at aerial rig

Friday 5-5:15pm

Fire Safety Meeting

Led by Steve Koellmer

Friday 5:30-6:30pm

Evening Power Flow Yoga

Led by Meagan Visnaskas

Friday 7:30-8:30pm

Sunset Meditation

Led by Mateo Monk

Saturday

Saturday 11am-12pm

Morning Sattva Yoga

Led by Sandra

Saturday 12-1pm

Hooping Trick Fit 102

Led by Sparky Nicoll

Saturday 1-2pm

Yes, And... (An Improv Game Exploration)

Led by Nina B.

Saturday 1-2pm

Aerial Hoop 102

Led by Sparky Nicoll

Note: Meets at aerial rig

Saturday 2-3pm

Acroyoga

Led by Rach & Ulysses Wilson

Saturday 3-4pm

Rhythmic Creativity

Led by Gator of PPPP

Saturday 4-5pm

Poi: Balls on Strings

Led by Steve Koellmer

Saturday 4-5pm

Aerial Yoga

Led by Kat McGowen

Note: Meets at aerial rig

Saturday 5-5:15pm

Fire Safety Meeting

Led by Steve Koellmer

Saturday 5:30-6:30pm

Evening Power Flow Yoga

Led by Meagan Visnaskas

2017 Workshop Descriptions

Acroyoga

This acroyoga workshop will provide an opportunity for community, creativity & collaboration. Celebrate shattering preconceived ideas of what the human body, mind and spirit is capable of co-creating through the time-honored yet constantly evolving fusion of acrobatic arts with yogic roots. Led by Rach & Ulysses Wilson.

Aerial Hoop 101

Students will learn basics of conditioning, mounting and stretching with the Lyra/Aerial Hoop. Learn how to strike beautiful dance poses while building strength and gaining flexibility. Led by Sparky Nicoll.

Aerial Hoop 102

Students will move at a quicker pace learning various circus workouts on the Lyra. More advanced stretching and strengthening exercises will be learned. Also we will explore the basics of partner aerial hoop tricks. Led by Sparky Nicoll.

Aerial Yoga

Treat your body to an amazing hour of stretching, inversions, and flying with an aerial silk. You will learn the six basic wraps of the silk and a short 'flow.' Your body will thank you! Safe for any level student. Led by Kat McGowen.

Aerials: Learn To Fly

Join me in learning the FUNdamentals of aerial arts. In this class, you will gain strength, flexibility and the ability to fly! You will learn how to climb and wrap yourself in the aerial silks safely, all levels welcome. Led by Kat McGowen.

Evening Power Flow Yoga

Start your evening with a powerful vinyasa flow. Designed to challenge your strength and balance, tap into your breath, and find freedom in your body and mind. After this class you will feel blissful and empowered! Please bring a water bottle and your own yoga mat or towel, all levels welcome. Led by Meagan Visnaskas, 200-RYT of Sid Yoga.

Fire Safety Meeting

Although Domefest strongly prefers no fire spinning, all fire performers must attend this mandatory safety workshop and receive a wristband that must be worn if handling fire at the festival. You'll learn the appropriate places to spin fire along with the proper procedures to keep everybody safe while amazing them with your skills. Led by Steve Koellmer.

Heavy Seas Beer Tasting

Get a taste of local craft brews from Pigeons' hometown of Baltimore, MD! Heavy Seas Beer will be pouring a variety of their award-winning beers for your sampling pleasure. Staff from the Heavy Seas brewery will be on-site to chat about the beers and hand out some giveaways! This workshop is 21+ so please bring ID and drink responsibly.

Hooping Trick Fit 101

Students will learn how to warm up and condition the body with a hula hoop. This is a full-body workout including wrists, shoulders, core and thighs, plus we will explore various tips and tricks such as hooping in different planes, tosses, and weaving. Led by Sparky Nicoll.

Hooping Trick Fit 102

Students will warm up and condition with the hula hoop. We will work with tricks, tosses, multiple hoops, and using the entire body to hoop. We will also discuss hoop flow and performance etiquette. Led by Sparky Nicoll.

Juggle Struggle

Learn to throw and catch with 1, 2 and 3 balls. Introduce your mind to the fascinating patterns of juggling. Beginners welcome! Balls will be provided. Led by Steve Koellmer.

"Let It Flow" Poem Tell

Words have benefits! Take a walk in the metaphorest with Ben Carrey of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.

Morning Sattva Yoga

A Sattva Yoga Journey dives deep into tantric yoga techniques spanning energy work, meditation, vinyasa flow and freeform movement. Step into your radically free state and radiate. Led by Sandra, 500-RYT, who received her master training from the Sattva Yoga Center in Rishikesh, India.

Poi: Balls On Strings

We will learn some introductory moves like weaves and stalls, and more advanced skills like flowers and tangles. All levels are welcome. Some extra poi will be provided. Led by Steve Koellmer.

Rhythmic Creativity with Gator

Drummers and rhythm seekers alike, come discuss and demonstrate different ways to expand your musical creativity and march to your own beat! This drum workshop is for all skill levels. Bring drumsticks and practice pads if you have them (not required). Led by Alex "Gator" Petropulos of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong.

Sunset Meditation with Mateo Monk

Prepare for the night’s journey with silence and centering at sunset. Mateo will briefly describe the meditation technique he has practiced for 20 years, then lead the group into the heart of stillness accompanied by his mystical flute. Meets at the workshop dome, please bring a meditation cushion or folded blanket to sit on. Led by Mateo Monk.

Wedding

Celebrate the people you love at Domefest!! All are welcome to join longtime Flockers Scott and Kathy as they tie the knot at Domefest on Friday morning in the workshop Dome!

Yes, And... (An Improv Game Exploration)

You don't have to be an actor or an aspiring sketch comedian to do improv! We're all improvisers, every moment of every day. Learn how to stop getting in your own way with some classic improv games and icebreakers. Led by Nina B. of the Bard College improv troupe The Midnight Children's Dance Hour.