FESTIVAL ORGANISER, DJ & Workshop Leader – SOMA Breathwork & Ecstatic Dance.
Niraj is a qualified pharmacist from the UK turned a holistic wellness expert. After healing himself from a chronic illness using yoga, pranayama and ayurvedic practices, he felt motivated to share his knowledge with suffering patients and started therenegadepharmacist.com blog where he now shares with thousands of people about natural ways to get healthy, get off medications, overcome auto-immune and digestive issues.
Niraj has now put his wisdom and knowledge into a brand new community based movement and school called SomaBreath.com, with his Awakening certification programs giving people the ability to use ancient healing and transformative protocols with a modern scientific understanding to help people to clear negative patterns, heal past traumas and reach the peak human experience
FESTIVAL ORGANISER & DJ – Ecstatic Dance
Tristan is the co-founder of Ecstatic Dance Koh Phangan where he holds weekly Ecstatic Dance evens on Koh Phangan since December 2016.
When he met Niraj in 2017, they soon hit it off over their combined love of music and shortly after birthed the Ecstatica Festival.
During his Ecstatic Dance and DJ sets he offers a wide spectrum of music invoking a range of sensations and emotions, creating a safe space for connection and exploration though a shamanic musical journey, where celebration and meditation melt together as one.
DJ – Ecstatic Dance
For more then 20 Years, Kareem Raïhani has been sharing his music throughout Europe and beyond. His DJ sets are containing many of his own productions and remixes. Being close to the heart and Mother Earth, respecting ancient knowledge and conscious of modern technology.
Kareem’s Ecstatic Dance Dj sets are setting dance floors on fire! He is always reaching for that moment when the trance kicks in and the dancer becomes the dance. The only way to understand what all those dancers feel thru Kareem’s music and dance is to simply experience it.
DJ – Ecstatic Dance
DJ Polyesta creates a party with Global Beats and World grooves.
Fresh from the Ecstatic Dance season in GOA , she mixes music from Africa, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Europe like there are no borders. Polyesta blends acoustic, electronic, traditional and modern music into a very danceable mix.
Fusing different styles from around the globe, Esta presents an explosion of uplifting world beats: Connecting cultures and people in dance. You don’t have to leave the dance floor to travel around the world.
DJ – Ecstatic Dance
Shay Barbalat (Dj SunShay) has been passionately playing music for over 10 years. From broadcasting to a popular radio station 106FM-Tel Aviv to playing in raves around Israel & Europe and producing his music.
These days living and creating in Koh Phangan, Thailand where he is DJing and organizing weekly Ecstatic Dance/Rhythm & Movement” sessions in the last 3 years.”
He is also the creator of “Evolve-Tribal Culture” – a freestyle, open-air dance party’s forging tribal music in a journey of art and expression through movement.
His DJ sets are a dynamic flow of organic and electronic beats. From Funky, Tribal, World Fusion to Deep/Progressive Electronic beats.
DJ – Ecstatic Dance
Sandesh, had been DJing Ecstatic Dance on Koh Phangan for many years. He was one of the original pioneers who brought Ecstatic Dance to the island ! You have to experience this man DJ to feel it ! – No words can describe !
“If you know me I need no introduction…. If you don’t know me you can ask those who do know me”
“Sharing Love & Passion through music “ Sadnesh
DJ – Ecstatic Dance
Alex Anand Aman is the first international Ecstatic DJ from Russia & the founder of Ecstatic Dance Moscow.
Through meditation and celebration I started to live my life by learning to enjoy every move in the moment“.
“The most important and transformative experience was a dance without fear, that learned me to express myself to be real you want to be.
For me Ecstatic Dance is a dancing celebration of life, where you can release yourself in the dance. I always liked to dance and I like to share emotional state through the music. Now I create a journey through the different music styles, that brings the dancing being in totally celebration and grow up the moment without any reflections, just only dance.
My own dance expirience allows me to be connected with the people on the dancefloor. Music grows up in the moment of hier and now, where the separation between dance and dancing dissapears. I feel connected with all around and at the same time I am connected with myself.
Elise Yuill Cohen
Musician – Sacred Heart Songs
Elise loves bringing people together through devotional singing, encouraging connection through hearts and voices, unifying through unique musical co-creations.
Inspired by global traditions of sacred sound, world, folk and conscious dance music, and guided by her love and devotion to the healing spirit of music, Elise’s music comprises melodic mantra compositions for kirtan, contemporary conscious folk-songs and ecstatic dance tunes.
Elise conducts voice workshops, kirtan, retreats and concert tours in her home country of the England and around the world. She is a trained Life Coach, Yoga Teacher & Pilates Instructor, with a background in professional dance and the performing arts.
Ale is a nature lover, multi instrumentalist ( 50+ instruments, ethnic, classic and modern ), composer, producer and Dj from Patagonia, Chile.
After studying composition and arrangements, classic piano, tenor sax, music theory & harmony and music production , his palette for creation became vast to explore and experiment in music from different perspectives.
Ale has developed his music language mixing South American aboriginal music, psychedelic rock, jazz, pop, gypsy, medicine music, sound healing, folk and electronic music. Eclectic textures of sounds combining live musicians and electronic beats on performances that give an organic and powerful sound that makes everybody dance.
Akari is a dedicated Yoga Teacher, Kirtan Leader and Multi-instrumentalist known for her inspirational style of transmission and self-expression towards healing, love, and empowerment.
With the power of Sankalpa (intention) and Bhavana (deepest feeling in the moment). Akari holds a sacred space of chanting Sanskrit mantra altogether in call & response way – Kirtan – yoga of Heart and Divine Love. Akari’s Ecstatic Kirtan is a magical blend of soulful mantra + uplifting drum beats + divine silence + mythic stories.
Akari’s dharma (soul purpose) is to elevate the consciousness of humanity towards love and freedom of our true nature through practice of yoga, art of music, intentions, commitment to embrace all aspects of ourselves and gifts of life, and becoming a true channel of our full potentiality for the world that we love to create.
Website – http://www.akaritamura.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/akariyoga/
SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/akari-tamura-200648939
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCw-Wy3lPlNMEUfPrXsAg0dQ
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/akariyoga/
Hernán Suárez is an Argentinian multi-instrumentalist sound explorer who creates his own music with an unique feeling and sound.
His inspiration comes from the simple exploration of sound. He is self-taught and has combined influences from different parts of the world.
He’s music involves many different ethnic instruments. Exploring the sound possibilities and creating a musical journey telling a story with each instrument.
“Let your passion for trying be stronger than your fear of failure.” Fredrik has worked professionally as an artist for 25 years and is an educated voicecoach at the Royal Music academy of Stockholm.
He has been on the tantric path for the last 15 years, formed and led various Men-groups, retreats and from his own longing of being more and more authentic he is passionate about connecting, showing up and sharing in his work both as a workshopleader and a musician. To share his gift of opening up and dare to expand our voices and hearts is the essence of Fredriks path.
Sophie Von Matérn
Sophie is a singer-songwriter who creates heart opening and conscious music. She loves the vulnerable beauty of meeting people at their core, soul to soul behind all possible layers, where connection and authentic meetings can be made beyond time and space.
Sophie transforms feelings and life experiences into music that encourages people to embrace all of themselves, to really connect inwards and feel the pure love that they are.
Through her concerts around the world she opens up for people to just relax and breathe it all in. Through the vibrations of the music, being delivered with passionate feeling and deep lyrics, she holds space for people to be able to get in touch with their hearts and receive messages to connect to themselves and feel the oneness with the beautiful souls around them.
From her own traumatic life experiences, spiritual awakening and healing journey – she is now passionate
Workshop Leader – African Healing Dance (With Live Drumming)
Daphne is a dancer, dance teacher, choreographer and musician.
She holds a Bachelor degree in Music and Dance (Bryn Mawr College, USA, 1994) and a Masters degree in Dance Studies (Laban Center for Movement and Dance, UK,1997).
Her passion for West African dance and music inspired her to travel to Mali, Guinea and New York to learn from masters in the field.
She has been teaching and performing since 2000 throughout Greece. In 2015, she began training in a form of Dance Therapy ( ‘Primitive Expression’). Since 2016 she facilitates ‘‘African Healing Dance’ workshops in Portugal and Thailand.
Workshop Leader – Zen Coaching & Meditation
Marta loves music and living her life “here and now”. In her daily life she supports others in transformations as a certified “Senior Coach” in the Zen Coaching approach during coaching sessions, workshops.
She lead workshops in Poland, Sweden, Norway, Italy. You can also meditate with her! She is a certified Osho Active Meditation Facilitator and have been through the international supervision proces.
Meditation is a journey inside yourself and Marta loves to travel, so she leads meditation and Zen Coaching workshops wherever she is. Her life mission is to support and inspire others to discover their POWER and path to joyful peace and harmony.
Workshop Leader – Movement Meditation
I am a certified Tantra Yoga Teacher 200 TTC, and Coach, Therapist & Creative at Flow Infinito – Holistic Coaching, Dance & Art therapy and Yoga.
Flow Infinito offers workshops, retreats, movement therapy and coaching sessions, focusing on creative and holistic ways of awakening your potential, creativity and vitality. I am passionate about the therapeutic benefits of movement and creativity and I bring this passion into my work including elements of creative expression, body and breath work, visualisation, Tantra and meditation.
Workshop Leader – Breathwork & Ecstatic Dance Facilitator
Kiya is an ecstatic dance & breathwork facilitator, born in England, and now working internationally. His passion is to create spaces for divine and ecstatic embodied connection – with ourselves and with others.
He loves to create ‘full spectrum experiences’ that journey from the depths to the heights of what it is to be human, in a deeply embodied way. At the core of all his work is the use of breathwork to support people to access higher states of consciousness.
He offers group classes and workshops, and also one-to-one Breathwork sessions. Join him for an experience that will blow your heart and mind!
Workshop Leader – Healing Masculine & Feminine
My name is Magda. I am a sensuality & relationships coach. I work with women, men and couples helping them feel more sensual, bringing back the art of seduction, deeper connection and wider intimacy.
My lack of self-acceptance has caused me a lot. I stayed away from men, love and relationships until my late 20s. I was simply to scared that someone could see the “real me”, and then they would leave. The fear of being rejected, because I wasn’t embodying the real essence of femininity, has also caused me to battle depression by the time I was 27. I was fighting suicidal thoughts and attempts to hurt myself physically more than once. I was disconnected from my body, sensations and most of pleasure.
My own journey of healing has brought me to discover Tantra, Theta healing, sacred sexuality and reprogramming of subconscious programs. I finally started releasing layers of social conditioning around what it means to be a woman, and how to relate to others, allowing my true, wild and passionate self to come out.
Angelica Nanda Schafer & jOjo Norell
Workshop Leader & DJ -Freemove
With inspiration from many years of teaching and practicing Angelica created this concept where yoga and exploratory movement as well as stillness and being in the present guides us into new places in ourselves and to great liberation. All in a safe frame where sharing and debriefing plays an important roll.
Both Angelica and jOjo have long experience of guiding yoga and meditation and are both Hatha Yoga teachers and Osho sannyasins. They organize the annual Stockholm Yoga and Dance festival and the Ängsbacka Yoga and Dance Easter festival and have retreats and workshops around the world.
jOjo as a dj provides the musical vibe during the dance sessions and Angelica guides us in her genuine, safe and creative way. Angelica runs her own yogastudio in Sweden where she also shares her deep knowledge of ayurveda, massage and health therapy coaching.
Workshop Leader – Twerkshop
Katie’s strongest desire and life mission is for all humans to feel empowered and safe to fully experience our erotic innocence. She has a gift in guiding her students to unveil their innate, primal sexual nature through her experience with Tantra, Taoist Sexual Qi Gong, dance, yoga, and inner child playfulness.
Katie is a certified Tao Tantra Arts facilitator and holds a 200-hour YTT and B.A. in Sociology. She has extensive experience and training in trauma-informed embodiment practices & meditation including Mindful Yoga Therapy for Veterans, Eat Breath Thrive (Yoga for Disordered Eating and Negative Body Image), Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, Trauma-Sensitive training with Seane Corne and Hala Khouri, one year experience in social work, and a lifetime of dancing and booty-shaking
Naama Nami Peled
A human, woman, mother, partner, sister and friend. A teacher, therapist, facilitator.
Traveling in the field of movement, breath, bodywork and sacred sexuality for 15 years. Yoga teacher, lecturer, networker. Holding theraputic spaces with great passion.
Ecstatic Dance Ceremony Leader
She is the founder and facilitator of Ecstatic Dance Bratislava and has been gradually planting a seed for the ecstatic dance culture in other cities in the Central & Eastern European region.
Trained in various dance forms and movement modalities, Zuzana has been using her knowledge of different movement structures to develop ecstatic dance warm-ups as a thorough body preparation for the free dancing.
She believes that through exploration of the unused aspects of our body expression we are better equiped to embody our full potential within the ecstatic dance and life in general.
Some of Zuzana‘s qualifications in the movement arts include: Year Long Dance Therapy Training in the Czech Republic, Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training according to Yogi Bhajan, Mystical Dance Teacher Training with Monika Nataraj in Koh Phangan.
Workshop Leader – Cacao Wrestling
Shelly is interested in unlocking the possibilities of the body and its many subtle layers. She feels that sensual energy as a source of healing can be harnessed to powerfully transform the self. After first discovering the practice of Yoga during her tender teenage years, Shelly was inspired by its potential for connection, opening her up to a new world of self exploration.
Shelly developed her love for Aerial Arts and Circus through Aerial Yoga. Fascinated by eastern cultures and traditions she was steered towards India. Here Shelly was able to explore energetic practises, such as Tantra, Kundalini and Meditation. This has paved the way for deeper exploration into the nature of consciousness.
Puja is a lover of the depths of Life, Love and Truth. As an International Tantra teacher and Shamanic sensualista, she creates many indepth Temple Spaces and is creator of various retreats and workshops in different places in the world.
Puja is also the co- initiator of the International Tantra Festival Holland. In her work she brings men and women back to their true nature, living a Juiceful High Quality Life by using the life forces of Eros, that makes us thrive in all aspects of our lives.
The essence of her teachings is about embodiment in loving alignement. The space where we can trust to drop into the Unknown, raise our consciousness and be led by the rhythm of Life itself. Puja embodies a deep truth of shifting the paradigm of love and relationships, being in service to the source of love itself, tuning into a deeper truth, lifting the veil of fear and dropping into a deeper vulnerability. “What does love right now need?” Is her favorite question.
Workshop Leader – The Essentials of Ayurveda
I am a Wholistic Coach, Yoga Teacher, Reiki Master, and Ayurvedic practitioner based on Koh Phangan in Thailand.
My work is rooted in empowering and guiding people to live a passionate life with purpose aligned with their authentic self, embodying a balanced body, mind, and soul with the Nature.
Festival Organiser – Program Manager / Cacao Breath-work Ceremony Leader.
Is a heart-centred, passionate festival and holistic healing-focused event manager. She is the founder and creator of Co-Create Soham Festivals and Ceremonies, currently based on Koh Phangan.
As a global visionary with Venezuelan indigenous roots, influenced by Swiss education in social work, management and community-based permaculture, she will unfold magic as a whole-heartedly committed global networker and lover of co-creation and conscious celebration.
Kharinna is a facilitator of breathwork ceremonies inspired and trained by Breath of Bliss Academy and, currently, Soma Breath School. Her passions have given rise to her journey of self-love, embodiment and feminine power. She is known as “Mamita Cacao” and her intimate connection to Mother Earth and Father Sun. So Hum.
Workshop Leader – Sensual Partnered Dance
I am a life coach, recognized as an international authority on sensuality and female pleasure.
I have been dancing all my life, but i was always dancing by myself. I wanted to dance with others, but i didn’t know how to. I was unsure, afraid to give the wrong message, how to lead and follow, boundaries, all that… Since starting to dance with others in 2014, it has become one of my favorite things to do and teach.
MORE TO COME .....
We are updating the website with more amazing workshop leaders / musicians in the coming weeks…