KRAFTKÄLLAN - HEALING AREA

NORDANDA YOGA

NORDANDAEhlin Bjarka is part of Urla Tribe and one of the organizers of the festival. Besides working with Forest Star she’s a yoga teacher who gets inspired by the nordic philosophical perspective of nature medicine. She works with the fundament of the elementary teachings and is striving to share an experience and exploration of the inner self.
She started to explore yoga at 2004. Yoga is a lot about the experience for Ehlin. It is something you mindfully put your attention to, to get in contact with the effects it might bring you.

At the festival Ehlin will hold a meditation that explores the chakra system through the runes and a gentle class of slow flow.

Nordic chakra meditation - Nordic chakra meditation is a journey through the seven large chakras. You will be guided through different asanas to get in contact with the experience of your chakras. To intensify the experience we’ll use the magic of the runes and will sing their mantra to respective chakra.

Slow Flow - a gentle but dynamic class where we’ll assume a slow and creative flow of movement. The flow will guide you into enhanced presence with body and mind. The movements and breath will be woven together as an extension of each other. focus will be on flow, breath and alignment.



URLA WOMAN

Urla TrURLA WOMANibe was borned after many gatherings that we shared in Bäckabo Forest where Forest Star take place.There was an energy becoming more and more present. She showed herself and got the name Urla, the one who looks after her family in Bäckabo Forest. Urla is a combination of two runes: Ur and Ass. Shortly the Ur-rune is about the inner raw power we all have inside of us, the power that helps us face and come over all the obstacles we meet in life. Ass is about being open and free in your spirituality. To be in contact with the great spirit and higher self. We are all part of this greater spirit.

The Urla woman shares with you Urlass ceremony at saturday midnight. The ceremony this year is a contribution to the creation of life, the ice and the fire and to Audhumbla, mother of all. We will work with the two powerful opposite forces that are the foundation of existence; stillness and movement. Amongst the ancient nordic rune symbols these forces are represented as Isa, the ice rune, and Kauna, the fire rune. When these runes work together in harmony the fire can melt the hard ice to release the flow of energy for us to grow in love.

In the nordic mythology one believed that life was created when the cold frosted ice of Nifelheim collided with the sparkling fires of Muspelheim. The stillness of ice in combination of the energy of the fire created materia and life. The ancient cow Audhumbla and the giant Ymer was born. Audhumbla nourished Ymer with her milk. Therefor Audhumbla is the provider of life and the world could be seen as a manifestation of Audhumbla. She is the flow of life that is flowing in and all around us, providing us with the mother's life force.



MARCUS SARHAGEN

MarcusMarcus will hold a lecture/workshop about wild plants and fermentation for food sovereignty and sustainability from a medicinal, ecological and agricultural perspective.





ARNFRIDUR

ARNFRIDUR
Hello Dear You. I’m here at your service during Forest Star Midsummer Celebration to guide you in yoga and meditation. I’ve been fortunate to share these tools in various settings now throughout the years and during a festival is actually one of my favorite ones. Mostly because it’s so needed and appreciated at gatherings like this. Thera are so many impressions and maybe intense experiences in such few days, and with all that dancing =) I warmly recommend to give yourself the time and space to take a moment, breathe, stretch and reset your system. Since 2009 I’ve been on a journey of self discovery with yoga and meditation as great allies. I teach Kundalini, Hatha, Yin and Free flow yoga. Looking forward to share some of my insights and classes with you at Kraft Källan.  

(Please don’t attend under the influence of alcohol or drugs)

Love and Magic your way



STEFANO SGARBI

StefanoA musician, sound designer and workshop leader based in the Netherlands. His interests, starting from a general attraction to art and particularly music, grew specifically towards electronic music and sound therapy. As a sound therapist and workshop leader he has been developing Playing The Voice: a therapeutic and meditative method for a guided and mindful use of the voice and the body. This interest is rooted in a personal journey of discoveries and studies of spiritual practises, particularly alternative singing techniques (e.g. overtone/throat singing), didjeridoo, yoga and tai-chi. Stefano will lead a workshop at Forest Star and guide you through an experiential workshop based on a meditative and therapeutic use of the Voice.



GRÖNKRAFT

gronkraftHej Forest Stars,
During the festival I will hold space for some meditative workshops rooted in the theory of the five elements, non dualism, shamanism and the juicy richness of tantric views.
Ten years have past since the first time I sat down on the cushion and started explore the inner and outer world. During these years I have fallen in love with truth and what this life actually is beyond our conceptional ideas, the elements and our human ability to do inner energy work to experience our true nature and become more integrated with the life we are living right now and right here. Today when meeting my clients as a certified naturopath, I work with these techniques together with energy -and nature medicine, bodywork and Mindfulness on a regular basis. I consider it a true privilege to share some of what I've found! Hope to meet you at the festival!   
For your own and the other participants safety, do not join the workshops under influence of any kind of substance. The things I will share with you are powerful in their natural way, as they are, just as you. Please respect that.

Love, love and love
Jonatan


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Digambara Foré is an invitation into celebration. It is a group founded by Csilla and Gabriel but is in collaboration with many other people who finds much joy in the art of dancing, making music and want to share it with other people.

Rhythm is the Soul of Life, once Babatunde Olatunji the great nigerian drummer said. Without rhythm lifeprocesses can not organise itselfs, so naturaly every organic process in life has its own rhythm. This organising force, rhythm, is the most perceptible and the least material thing we know.

When the drummer plays a rhythmic pattern on the drums and the dancers responds, they give the rhythms visible and physical forms and togeather they create an organic dialogue between movements and sounds. The dancers becomes the rhytmic interpretations of the aesthetic appreciations of Life.

"The body is powerful site of meaning. To awaken the dance insights within-the communicative potential which lies in the release and celebration of the body-soul connection – there lies the link between dance and philosophy; movement and meaning"

R. Laban

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FIRE PERFORMERS


Around the festival area there will be fire performers playing around for you. Let’s introduce them:

FILUR

FilurFilur was born in the underground scene of Stockholm. The group is comprised of the charismatic and talented Kajsa & Sanna. Through the flow arts community Stockholm Flow, they met, they grew, they bloomed and finally they formed Filur. Filur embraces passion, glitter and playful rascality. With circles they bring forth the magic and mysteries of the nordic forests. This will be the second summer together as the group and they are ready to come perform for all you sparkling forest stars!



PANGEA SCENKONST

PangeascenkonstPangea Scenkonst is a performance arts group, based in Malmö, Sweden. They create mysterious fire shows, stage happy family shows, give exuberant workshops and mingle as wacky characters.
With amazing fire art and dance, magnificent circus, comic theater and beautiful body paintings, they will put a silver lining at this years Forest Star festival. Glittering experiences that relate to, inspire and stay with the viewer or participant is what they offer!






emiljakobEmil och Jakob

Magical entertainment with LED juggling. Two juggler with 4 years of combined experience! If you want any advice for your juggling or spinning techniques, don't hesitate to ask us! You will see us juggle all around the festival during the weekend.





RonyahRonyah

Ronyah is a multitalent artist based in Stockholm, with many years of experience in all sorts of different artforms. Starting out on stage at 6 years old, it's always been what her soul truly yearns to do! She now travels all over to teach and perform, to spread joy and passion.
Come and play in the pair acrobatics workshop, or watch the crazy fire blazing over the dancefloor!

 


Emil och Jakob
 
Magical entertainment with LED juggling. Two juggler with 30 years of combined experience! If you want any advice for your juggling or spinning techniques, don't hesitate to ask us! You will see us juggle all around the festival during the weekend.

TICKETS

1st  phase 750 SEK 
2nd phase 850 SEK 
3rd  phase 950 SEK

Keep in mind we have a limited number of tickets

BUY YOUR TICKET HERE
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From now on, we will arrange Forest Star - Midsummer Celebration every second year. The reason is a new agreement with our neighbors on arranging a festival every second midsummer. Next Forest Star - Midsummer Celebration will happen 21-24 of June 2018.

Rules
NO Illegal substances
NO Glass
NO campfires or fires of any kind
NO Nitrous oxide
NO Negative Vibes
NO Dogs or animals of any kind
NO Motor Bikes or Quad Bikes
NO Couches / Lounge Chairs
NO Generators
NO Commercial signage or advertising
NO Fireworks or flares
NO Handheld lasers
NO Excessive Amounts of Alcohol
NO Weapons of any kind