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Knowledge - Wisdom - Reciprocity

Education rooted by inspiration, motivated by love



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Acro yoga 10am & 2pm

Join Moire Embley & Jess Niemi as they lead you and a partner through the elegant dance of acro yoga. Working with our own bodies and proper form can help to safely warm you up for the days activities! Each session will last 1 hour.

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Voice Activation

Awaken the voice's healing and joy-inducing capacities with warm-ups, toning, movement, and harmonies. By the end of the workshop, we'll all be singing together, confident and inspired by the tools we learn. You'll leave with practices to enhance your singing voice and communication.  

Kait Chenoweth is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist from the Upper Peninsula. Her music has been heavily influenced by her travels across the globe and ranges from soulful r&b infused jazz to world music. With a heart wide open, Kait is dedicated to sharing powerful music aimed to inspire, uplift, and connect. 


Healing & Singing Bowls

From Gregorian chanting monks to tuning forks, sound has been used to heal both body and mind. DJ will be leading singing bowl session starting in the morning. Allowing yourself to relinquish stress and embrace the relaxation that comes through sacred sounds is the quickest way to cultivate health and well being.

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Gentle Yoga

Join Cat as she leads us through a gentle yoga class to welcome the day. Together the class will explore meditation, pranayama (breathwork), asana (yoga postures), and commUNITY as we practice together. Set an intention for yourself and nurture it through your own awareness. Activate your yogi superpowers and fill your heart with good vibrations. This yoga practice will be accessible for all! Cats teachings are focused on Sivananda, Yin, Yoga Nidra, and Mystical Yoga practices. She works to harmonize proper alignment with mindful words to create an opportunity for transcendental meditation. Enjoy this yogic morning energy!


Morning Yoga

Start the day off with an hour and a half yoga flow led by registered Yoga instructor, Alexandra Maxwell. Bring your mat, some water, maybe even some socks and don't forget to keep breathing. Alexandra is also a licensed massage therapist and can be found at Rohana Yoga & Wellness, as well as different conservation efforts around the U.P.  
Class starts at 11:30am, location TBD.


Thai Yoga Massage

Christopher Ray has been persistently exploring massage & bodywork for the past 25 years, focusing on Traditional Therapeutic Thai Massage for the past 18 years. He has developed a unique, masterful style of bodywork which is deeply transformative. Christopher's comprehension of body mechanics and congestion in the body is unparalleled, which allows him to assist people to release chronic issues.  Chris travels the world teaching massage and sharing his work. Don't miss this opportunity to receive the touch of a master bodyworker. 



Jane Hendrick is a backwoods healer and certified massage therapist with many talents. Throughout the event Jane will be offering massage for folks starting in the am and throughout the day as per her schedule. You can ask her about her other hobbies and yes, especially her draft horse experience! You can find Jane in downtown Marquette at Integrative Massage.


Pyrography, Rustic Woodwork and Vermicomposting

Aaren Joki is an Ishpeming native and skilled in pyrography on wood, pyrography antler jewelry, rustic woodwork, timber framing, chainsaw milling, resin pours, and vermicomposting.As well, Aaren has recently been developing his instrument building skills, mainly Jouhikkos, Kanteles, and Cajòns. Aaren also operates a large vermicompost system in his back yard, and currently manages and operates the vermicompost site at Partridge Creek Farm called Metsami creations.

Aaren will bring pyrography tools and some specialized woodwork tools such as tenon cutters, forstner bits, chainsaw mill. Come check out some of the pyrography art Aaren is currently working on and watch a live demo of woodburning. There will be other wood items on display and for sale. 



Photography with the Sun

Maddie will be conducting a Sun Print Camera-less Photography Workshop. Treated paper will be supplied and participants will be asked to gather various objects from the surrounding forest area that they will then place on top of the paper and expose in the sun for anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes, depending on how exposed you would like your image to be. Another unique thing about this camera-less process is that the images come out a vibrant shade of blue.

Maddie is a student at Northern Michigan University, working to achieve a Bachelors in Fine Art with a focus in Photography. Maddie has been working with sun prints for years and loves the beautiful images that are created in the process. All ages are welcome to join!


Horticulture Therapy

Plants can heal not just our bodies, but also our minds and spirits. This workshop will be an introduction to what it is, what is a therapeutic garden, where they can be found, how they are used, who benefits, how does it help, and what are the advantages of plant therapy! There will be no requirements of the attendees, just to bring an open mind and questions. 

Alice has Bachelor of Science in Horticulture Plant and Soil Sciences and a minor in sustainable agriculture. She has worked on a handful of farms and for a handful of greenhouse industries. Currently, she works on a rehabilitative farm with traumatic brain injury clients, it has changed her life forever in so many positive ways! Alice says, "I want to do that for others, teach my passion, my experiences through my own plant therapy program. I have learned so much from the flowers, the birds, the trees, and the bees and I want to share that with others." 


Shiras Pool & Presque Isle History Tour

Once upon a time Jon Anderton did historical walks on Presque Isle answering questions like, how Presque Isle got its name? Or how the Shiras pool got turned into a pond? Join a long time Marquette local Adam Berger and walk in the foot steps of Jon Anderton on Presque Isle while sharing the stories that revolve around the island and its black rocks. If you have a yooper story to share or have ever wanted to know more about the wonders of this little isle, this is the walking tour for you. Adam is currently the Fundraising chair for the Marquette Regional History Center located just outside the heart of downtown. 


Up Beekeeping & Beeswax Candle Making

Joel Lantz has a long history in education and raising bees in Michigan. He currently is the President of the UP Beekeepers club. Joel and his wife, Mary Landis, have been homesteading in Skandia for a decade all the while tracking the daily weather. Joel will have a unique homemade observation hive for viewing and will discuss bee behavior and the issues they face, such as Collany Collapse Disorder or varroa mites.  While talking about all the intricacies of raising bee's in the UP, this workshop will also include a demonstrate of how to make beeswax candles and a discussion of other beeswax products. Bring all of your bee questions! Joel Lantz has been raising bees for more than 30 years in Michigan. 


Astral Travel Nidra

Choo choo! All aboard the yogi spaceship! This workshop will begin with intention setting followed by slipping into the coziest and most comfortable savasanas that we can find, I will guide yoga nidra with aspects of mind journeying. Yoga nidra is known as the yogic sleep! This is a relaxing and rejuvenating practice. It is said that one hour of yoga nidra resembles four hours of deep sleep to the brain! Research on this practice has shown to provide relief for people who suffer from stress, sleep disorders, low immune function, PTSD, unhealthy habitual behavior patterns, & addiction. 

(This yoga practice will be accessible for all).


Spirit Food

A Multi-Dimensional Overview of the Decolonizing Diet Project. On March 25, 2012, twenty-five people began a year-long adventure into the world of Indigenous eating. These individuals were selected by the Northern Michigan University Center for Native American Studies as research subjects for the Decolonizing Diet Project (DDP), an exploratory study of the relationships between humans and Indigenous foods of the Great Lakes Region. Data from this study provides insight into biological, cultural, and legal/political dimensions of these complex relationships. Regularly scheduled health checks, online journaling, video interviews, and photos were drawn on to paint a picture of this collective experience. Join us as principal investigator and research subject, Dr. Martin Reinhardt, shares background information and outcomes of this fascinating study.


Taste of the seasons

Deepen your connection to the North thru the eroticism of cold climate flavors and ingredients.  Join the circle, as we pass local and wild food & drinks around a culinary conversation.    Amber Joy, local forager and co-owner of Moon Mtn Food Forest, will be hosting the pleasures of food by sharing Northern fare.  Taste and learn how to make kombucha, herbal & mushroom teas, floral elixirs, and wild sodas.  We will indulge in easy to find wild edibles like fiddlehead ferns, ramps, blueberries, seasonal culinary mushrooms & more. Enrich your microbiome with delicious ferments and farm preserves.  Come thirsty as we will be sipping a variety of wild waters!  Taste the gifts of this land and leave inspired about our abundance of wild and local mushrooms, plants, fruits, seeds, and weeds. Bring a bowl, utensil, and cup for tastings. 


Bladesmithing 101

Master bladesmith, Dan Choszczyk, of Black River Blades will lead a demonstration and discussion on knife sharpening by hand as well as flint and steel fire making techniques, as well as the basics of forging from tools to temperatures.  Prepare to hone in on your skills! Dan has been a master blade smith with more than 20 years of experience. He uses re-claimed materials to create new and usable blades of all designs and styles. Dan is passionate about sharing this rare and ancient skill with all folks from all walks of life and ages. You can find Dan at the Marquette Farmers Market every Saturday! Guests will not need to provide materials. Examples will be made available.

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Medicinal bee Propolis and PolLen 

Honey, wax, pollen and propolis! If you have a bee hive, you have your own medicine chest. Learn about the benefits of pollen and propolis for nutrition and health for both bees and humans. We will share practical tips on how to sustainably harvest, process and use these hive products for your own health. Joan Mandell and Rich Wieske of Green Toe Gardens, beekeepers for nearly two decades, are passionate about bees and trees. They care for 100 honeybee colonies in the backyards, farms and nature centers of Detroit and suburbs. They love talking bees at farmers markets, beekeeping conferences and at all sorts of community venues.  Rich is on the board of the Michigan Beekeepers Association and Joan was lead organizer of one of the first urban beekeeping conferences in the nation, “All About Bees!”, in Detroit in 2006.



This fun, useful class is designed to show you how to easily release tension, aches, and restrictions from your body using balls, sticks, rocks and other tools. You'll learn techniques for the whole body; from your toes to your nose. The techniques are designed to go beyond just a "feel good" experience; this is deep bodywork intended to release congestion and pain, and provide you with more energy, flexibility, and range of motion.  Christopher Ray and Kate Lewandowski have shared this class with thousands of people around the country with extraordinary feedback. People walk out of the workshop feeling amazed at how much better they feel and how easy it was to do. (Bring a mat or blanket to lay on the ground)


GRow Mushrooms on the Cheap

Certified Michigan Mushroom Forager & BioPhilio, Joe Lane, will show how to use common household items like bags, rubber bands, and stuffed animal filling, to grow mushrooms.  Walk away knowing how to inoculate your own mushrooms and how to apply this to your home! Great for all ages. Mushroom spawn and substrate will be brought for attendees to see.  Joe has been passionate about all things great and small in Nature for most of his life and is currently starting an indoor mushroom cultivation business and pursuing a degree in Biology at NMU.


Bowdrill Fire Making  

Backwoods homesteader and craftsman Adam Jone will lead a primitive skill workshop focusing on how to start a fire using the classic bowdrill technique. Adam will lead us through the construction of each of these tools and how to properly create heat to start a fire without modern technology. Adam has been homesteading for more than a decade here in the U.P and raises chicken, pigs, and goats, as well as veggies and medicinal plants. You can find Adam building timber frame homes and repairing century old log cabins throughout the U.P. including the infamous Huron Mountain Club in Big Bay.

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With the help of healer and permiculture homesteader, Karen Gauthier, participants will help build a section of wattle fence using saplings from pasture edges.  Karen will teach us the basic knowledge of how to build attractive W&W structures at low cost without treated lumber, nails & fasteners, wire, etc.  Wattle & Wicket is the perfect blend of art, frugality, and function--it's pretty, it's free, and it works. Karen has been homesteading for over a decade. Her artistic side demands that the homestead be built aesthetically.  With a passion for sustainability and simple living, she often finds low-cost solutions to high-dollar problems.



Urban Gorilla HOmesteading

Kyra & Robbie Goodrich will lead a discussion on topics such as raising, rabbits, chickens, dogs, bees, herbs, vegetables, children and all the challenges in between.  The Goodrich's homestead is on a 1/4 acre in the heart of Marquette and their experience is wide ranging, especially dealing with disgruntled neighbors, regulation in the city limits, and limited space. If you stay to the end, enjoy a tasting of home raised cooked rabbit and walk home with a recipe! 


Bolt & Totem Mushroom Inoculation 

Ryan Leary will lead a hands on workshop on how to inoculate mushrooms in a vertical stack, known as a totem. If you have access to a lot of trees, this is a great way to grow mushroom for years! Tonella Farms is a small, diversified farm established in March 2017. Inspired by Ryan's great grandparents hobby farm, now know as camp, Ryan's always felt a pull toward producing and providing freshly grown food for family and community. As well as growing annual vegetables, long term efforts are focused on mushrooms, a mixed fruit orchard, small fruits, and asparagus.



Participants in this 2-hour workshop will learn the basic concepts of Rocket Mass Heaters, discuss the variations, and will gain hands-on experience building a rocket stove with Tom Gauthier. Tom has built and studied RMH construction and has studied the heating technology for many moons. Rocket Mass Heaters are built on site and use a mere tenth the firewood of a traditional wood stove.  They can also operate using only small sticks & limbs that naturally fall from trees in the forest.  No more splitting logs and cutting trees! Tom has two engineering degrees and a science degree from Lake Superior State University and over 15 years of homesteading experience. 


Twinning Cord from Plants

Join long time Ishpeming local, botanist and wild crafter Ray Bush and learn the basics of using plants for fiber. After going over the basics of obtaining the fibers from dried plant matter of nettle or milkweed stems, Ray will show and explain the method to take the stems and transform them into rough cord. The process is similar for many other species of plants as well and can be helpful in a pinch or simply great for making natural materials for tons of projects. 


Speaking The Stories of Nature, Imagination, and Art

Local craftsman, artist, seasoned captain, and lover of the natural world, Niko (Nick) Economedies will be leading a discussion and hands on experience discussing the more mystical connections to creativity through understanding Nature and her sources of inspiration. When we harmonize with the mineral, plant, animal, and star nations we join the imagination. Using the archetypes of the four trees; sugar maple, white pine, red oak, and the birch, Niko brings to life the stories ancestors once told. Niko has been working with wood, stone, and spirit for more than 30 years and resides on his 50 acre permaculture homestead with his family, including their chickens, goats, and horses. You can find his work all throughout Michigan, as of late you can find his work at the Veteranary Clinic off of Wright Street in Marquette. 


healing with hemp

In studying plant medicine and what works for people, Gregory discovered hemp-derived CBD as a mean to provide all the great medicinal benefits this plant has to offer, with no psychoactive side effects. This led him to open a CBD specific company he calls Integra. Gregory and his family look forward to meeting you either at the pop up market, or at his introductory workshop answering questions and common misconceptions about this wonderful plant.