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WholeExpo 2023 Durango
entertainment • presentations • music

Join us out front on the patio under the canopy!

2023 WholeExpo Patio Events

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SATURDAY, Sept. 9th

11:00 – 12:00

Durango Shimmy Mob Belly Dance Demonstration Durango Shimmy Mob celebrates the art of belly dance while supporting Alternative Horizons with raising awareness about domestic violence prevention.

Shelley Millsap, Durango Shimmy Mob Team Leader 2016-2021.

12:30 – 1:15

Love Yourself First
with Kathy Neal

You can’t love others until you truly love yourself. In this time of self-care and mindfulness we can always use ideas on how to do it better! You will discover how to uncover negative programming from your childhood, clean out these belief systems and replace them with self-chosen positive programming. Learn to create tools to adore yourself first! These tools become habits that instill self-love in your daily life. This talk was designed to last 20 minutes and the rest of the time will be sharing ideas and insights from the group on how to love yourself better.

Kathy Neal has lived in Durango, Colorado for the past 19 years. She is a high school art teacher with 34 years experience teaching in Colorado and Texas. Kathy is an experienced educator, public speaker, and discussion facilitator.

1:30 – 2:15

Sound is the Medicine of the Future
with Jeff Klein

Soul music appeals to millions of people, but the music of the soul appeals to everyone. It is the one reliable bridge to the soul in every culture. Why does a character in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night declare, “If music be the food of love, play on”? Because love and music point beyond everyday experience. They are delightful and mysterious at the same time. No emotion escapes the reach of music, as every culture has discovered. We are attuned to music just as we are attuned to love. Come have an Experience of Sound Healing.

As an alternative healer, Jeff has had experiences with spiritual masters, monks, a Native American Chief and medicine men (Ogalala Lakota and Ute Indians). After twenty one years as an avionics engineer and operations manager in corporate America, Jeff left his former profession to develop his passion for alternative healing with energy and vibration. He has dedicated his life to becoming a vessel of Divine Light, contributing to healing, uplifting and evolution of the planet.

2:30 – 3:15

The Power of Ritual
with Sandy Gilpin

We will explore the profound impact that intentional practices can have on our lives and some of the brain science behind the power of rituals. Come learn about the difference between routines and rituals and why rituals have the potential to shape our neural pathways, enhance well-being and transform our lives. Together, we will uncover the scientific underpinnings of rituals and their ability to reduce stress, increase mindfulness, and promote a sense of meaning and purpose. Leave with ideas for creating a ritual of your own, either to implement in your daily life or as a special event.

Sandy Gilpin has lived in Durango for the past two decades and is a mom to twin 14-year-old daughters. She has been involved in K – 12 and higher education for over 25 years and is a skilled facilitator with a variety of groups. Currently, she is a transition and ritual coach. In addition to one-on-one coaching helping people navigate through transitions, she creates customized rituals to help individuals move on and find inner peace. www.sandygilpin.com

3:30 – 4:15

Group Akashic Record Clearing
with Susana Kirk

Energy Body Wellness Check in. Group Akashic Record Clearing. Asking permission to access the Akashic Records for past, present and future programs of the group that are blocking you currently and are ready to be released. Programs may be mental, emotional, physical or spiritual. This clearing might be for a few people or the whole group.

Susana Kirk is the owner of Dragonfly Holistic where she has offered sessions in an array of Energy and Massage Therapies for over 27 years. She enjoys assisting people, animals and places in making transformational breakthroughs with ease.

SUNDAY, Sept. 10th

11:30 – 12:15

Are You Called to be a Healer?
with Tara Rose

There are many ways to help this world, and some of the most powerful are metaphysical! Discover six signs that indicate you are meant to be a healer. Plus, we will discuss common challenges that arise on this path and how to overcome them, how to discover your unique soul purpose using metaphysical approaches, and tips for prospering on the path of service.

Tara Rose is a transformational life coach, herbalist, kambo ceremonialist and master intuitive healer. She is also the author of the upcoming book, "Trust the Flow: Awakening with Kambo, Cannabis and Ayahuasca," along with two other titles. She offers unique online Reiki training programs. Visit her website, MagicAndFlow.com. GoldenLotusBlossoms@gmail.com www.MagicAndFlow.com

12:30 – 1:15

You Too Are Psychic - Everyone Is!
with Trisha Dolan

As the author, Trisha will guide you through understanding your spiritual gifts of intuition. Learn how you receive messages from your inner guidance. Knowledge of how to use and trust intuition, can assist you to improve your life. “Life is easier and more fun when the messages are clear!”

Trisha Dolan is a Psychic, World Renowned Healer and Clear Channel Medium.

1:30 – 2:15

Tai Chi Demonstration
with Jason Brown

Jason “Ninja” Brown shares his love of Tai Chi in this informal gathering of magical movement. Use your human form in slow-mo beauty as we follow the ancient rhythms of the earth together. Also offering Celebration Sundays, a free community Tai Chi group that meets once a month to move together!

Jason Brown has been a performance coach for over 30 years. He is practiced in the arts of Tai Chi, with a focus on the nervous system and all its infinite wisdom. With a background in western medicine (EMT on the ambulance for 10 years) and massage therapy, Jason settled into Neurology with a focus on helping people feel better. A Z-Health Master Trainer and Movement Performance Specialist, Jason is also an Aerial Yoga Instructor, Parkour Coach and has been a competitor on American Ninja Warrior 3 times, winning the UNAA Master’s World Championship in 2018.

2:30 – 3:15

Radical Dreaming
with Rebecca Wildbear

We dream for ourselves, our communities, and the world. Dreams allow us to become conscious of our soul’s deepest gifts and enable us to experience possible futures. Dreams are one of the most potent ways to tap into authentic strength to heal ourselves and the world. Modern culture has separated us from our bodies and nature. We reclaim power by deepening our relationship with the Earth and listening to our dreams to receive visions for our souls and the world. Learn how to open to unordinary ways of perceiving, connect to nature, and engage with the intelligence of your dreamscapes.

Rebecca Wildbear, MS, E-RYT 500, is the author of Wild Yoga: A Practice of Initiation, Veneration, & Advocacy for the Earth and the creator of Wild Yoga, a practice that empowers individuals to tune in to the mysteries within the Earth community, dreams, and their wild nature so they can live a life of creative service. She has offered Wild Yoga programs since 2007 and also guides through Animas Valley Institute. Visit her at www.rebeccawildbear.com.

3:30 – 4:15

A Gift For Our Veterans
with Crowfox Kimimila Wi

Veterans, you have sacrificed so much for all of us, yet we lose you at the alarming rate of 22 a day. I wanted to know how I could help you. I asked WakanTanka, Creator, what I can give you that you can have with you always, any time, any place, that would help you. I was given a meditation to give to you. I am sharing that with you for the first time here at Whole Expo with the approval of my Marine Veteran Elder.

Crowfox is the founder of Rocky Mountain Metaphysics, a researcher, and an educator. She has deep compassion for veterans because they profoundly touched her life. Her grandfathers were WWII veterans, her father served in Vietnam, her high school boyfriend served in Desert Storm, some of her close friends served in Iraq and Afghanistan. She had the honor as a civilian to work with the men and women of Fort Drum in 1997 and 1998.