Trees are Us – Reconnecting with our essential elves through nature with Summer Forest & Esther Nicklin
SUNDAY | 15:00 – 16:00 | USHTI KUSHTI
The same life force that flows through us flows through everything in the living world. In our fast-paced lives, however, most of us spend more time with technology than we do with the very soil, water and plants that are essential to our survival. Our workshop looks at how we can re-establish that cellular level connection with the natural world that is who we are.
In our time together we will share a bit about our individual journeys of learning to connect more deeply with trees and the elements. We’ll talk briefly about how we approach tree communion, wisdom gathering and healing in the forest. This will be followed by a short mindful sitting then walking period as we move into mindfulness with trees and re-immersion in the elements. This practice is intended to activate a living link, a means of getting out of our heads and reconnecting with nature and with our true selves. In this place of communion with the natural world can be found a place of deep comfort, safety and even release from pain.
Esther Nicklin offers nature-based immersion experiences incorporating energy work, movement & intuitive readings to release tension, detox from tech, come out of mind and help individuals to connect with themselves by connecting with nature. She has been working with Tarot since 2008 and became a Reiki Master in 2020 and spends up to three months of the year living in nature. Esther shares her love of 80s and 90s vintage clothing and teaches sustainable style through her brand, Malibu’s Vintage Suitcase as well as through her writing. She is a frequent contributor (as an editor and writer) with Ibiza Style magazine and has worked as a model and events professional since 1992 and 1995, respectively.
Summer Forest spent three months in noble silence alternating periods of sitting and mindful walking meditation in a Buddhist Forest Refuge in America. It was during her daily silent, snowy forest walks that she discovered how to connect with the living pulse of the trees and the hidden creatures of the forest. Summer Forest is a 200 hr. certified yoga teacher and has been studying Buddhism for 25 years (in the Tibetan, Korean Zen and Insight traditions.) She holds a Masters in the Great Books of China, India and Japan and Sanskrit and was recently awarded the Public Leadership Credential from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her passion for people and the environment is currently focused through her clothing startup Summer Forest for Humanity, a sustainable jumpsuit and print brand. She can also be found performing as a DJ at many festivals around the UK.
If you are looking for some beautiful relaxation and rejuvenation at this year’s Noisily festival please come join us at our welcoming sauna space. The lovely Tim Britten and crew at Hello Sunshine sauna and Royal Tubs sauna (hosted by sauna masters Evette Caplan and Amy Starr) are delighted to hold this nourishing and delicious space for all your sauna and replenishing needs. We will be offering two saunas, two plunge pool, cold showers, and chillout space, while our sauna masters will be whisking and aufgussing away for a truly special and unique sauna experience. From our hearts to yours… Looking forward to sweating with you!
Weekend access wristbands will be available to buy from Sauna Heaven’s reception 🙂
Earth Altars – Weaving the Magical & Mystical into Land Art with Michelle & Jodie Scott
MBS | All Weekend
Living by the ocean in Cornwall has gifted twins Michelle & Jodie Scott numerous hours combing the shorelines collecting shells,rocks & driftwood, from which they weave and sculpt their impressive land based art, ‘Earth Tapestry’.
Their creations include various sacred symbols & intricate Celtic patterns, invoking a sense of beauty, prayer, connection and ultimately belonging.
In recent years, the Twins have received annual invites from festivals (Medicine, All About Love, Love Jam) to come and create unique pieces of land art to inspire, enchant, uplift, move and wow audiences.
We are so excited to be welcoming them to Noisily this year, where they will be weaving their magic around the fountain in Mind Body Soul & holding ceremonies throughout the weekend to offer your prayers & intentions into this beautiful living co-creation.
Noisily Observatory with Dr Ben Burningham & friends
EVERY NIGHT IN MBS
When the stars are out and the sky is clear, stop by the Noisily Observatory to connect with your cosmic self while gazing at our home amongst the stars. Realise that you too are starstuff, bound to our world by an invisible force we hurtle through the Universe.
Dr Ben Burningham and colleagues from the Centre for Astrophysics Research at the University of Hertfordshire will be on hand to give a tour of the sky, and bounce ancient photons from stars in distant galaxies into your wonderful faces.
Ben is an associate professor of astrophysics, who specialises in remote sensing the atmospheres of worlds beyond the solar system. He has used observatories all over the world and beyond for his research, and has previously been based at the Observatório Nacional in Rio de Janeiro, and NASA Ames Research Centre in California. He is currently as happy as a pig in shit analysing data from the James Webb Space Telescope, and would be over the moon if you asked him about the latest discoveries.
Tree Planting Ceremony with Richard Tenant-Eyles of the Woodland Trust
FRIDAY | 10:30 – 11:00 | MBS
This year to celebrate our oneness with nature and to remind ourselves that the natural world sometimes needs a helping hand we are going to have a tree planting ceremony. And what better tree to plant than a native oak! A true symbol of strength, robustness and resistance in a changing world. It’s also a moment to reflect and think about why we need to plant trees and take better care of our wild places.
Later in the year the Noisily team are planning to work with the Woodland Trust to organise an on-site tree planting day in order to offset the carbon footprint of the event and raise climate awareness. There will be a sign up sheet for volunteers in MBS – so please leave your details and we’ll be in contact.
Tree Love Nature Walks with Richard Tenant-Eyles, Woodland Trust
FRIDAY | 15:00 – 16:00 | USHTI KUSHTI
SATURDAY | 11:00 – 12:00 | USHTI KUSHTI
Did you know that yew trees can live for more than 3000 years, and that veteran oaks can harbour as many as 2000 species? Our woods and trees are full of history and intrigue and yet we normally just pass them by without a thought. During the festival we will hold a couple Tree Love nature walks where we take the time to stop and appreciate the majesty of trees. We’ll take a slow mindful stroll through parts of the woodland and share knowledge about properties and uses of trees and other interesting facts about them.
FLOWTEK juggling & flowskills collective | Open all weekend
FLOWTEK are a juggling and flowskills collective promoting positive action, aiming to improve mental health, and aid in rehabilitation, we share a passion for the flow arts, and facilitate workshops in getting everyone we can juggling, and pariticipating In flowskills such staff spinning, contact staff, poi, hula hoop, rope dart and much more we are forever expanding. Looking to grow and spread the joy of juggling and flow state achieved through these arts to the masses. We also create our own equipment in craft sessions and have partners who aid in the design and decor of our workshops and clubs.
Lumenate – Forest of Reflections
IN THE WOODS | OPEN ALL WEEKEND
For the first time, Lumenate will be bringing its consciousness-shifting light experience to the festival world. Get ready to immerse yourself in an impactful journey through a colourful kaleidoscope created by your own mind… All driven by only light and sound.
Lumenate was founded on the vision of inspiring people to live more fulfilling lives by making access to the subconscious easier than ever. From this vision the team went on a winding exploration of methods to safely, scientifically and legally alter consciousness, eventually landing on the world of stroboscopic neural entertainment.
This was first designed into a group experience, then thanks to COVID restrictions, into the Lumenate app which since launch has gained over half a million users.
Now Lumenate will reimagine this experience, bringing together intentionality, community and consciousness-exploration to inspire the minds of the Noisily crowd. Intrigued? Come visit us and experience it for yourself.
Nestled under tree canopies, between dancefloors and dreamy heart-lifting beats, we invite you to join us and float along. We’ll even hold your hand if you want us to. Each slackline has a different personality, all of them inviting you to explore and channel your focus, your balance and your chi. An intelligent type of play, where you’ll find all sorts of folk coming together to juggle, hangout and dance the lines. There’s a slackline for everyone, see you there x