Hot Springs Festival

Healthy Lifestyle – Alternative Medicine – Sustainable Living

May 11-13 2018

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Friday May 11th

Opening Ceremony

MorningStar Black

FOUR ELEMENTAL MOTHERS OPENING CEREMONY

3pm-4pm

 Healing Waters Plaza -300 Daniels Street

 Coming into balance through honoring the great mother and four elemental mothers creates a space of true transformation, sustainability and healing.

Please bring a drum if you have one and any offerings for the Four Mothers Shrine & Medicine Wheel for the direction that calls to you or to each direction  (offerings can include: flowers, candles, fruit, stones, water, your personal treasures, a poem, song, intention, dance or prayer)  that you would like to share. The colors of the directions are: East-Yellow, South-Red, West-Black, North-White.

Look deep inside to find inner blocks and obstacles that are standing in the way of you being your most authentic self and be ready to turn them over and release them through the elemental ceremony.  Also, you are welcome to bring something that you would like blessed on the Shrine & Medicine Wheel so you can take it with you to share or continue this process.

The Medicine Wheel and Four Mothers Shrine will be continuously available throughout the festival,  for you to leave blessings, offerings and anything you would like to release. All are welcome.

MorningStar, of mixed native lineage, has a deep love for humanity and The Great Mother. She walks this life exploring, teaching, sharing all manner of spiritual, physical and soul healing with laughter and love and lots of hard work. For over 40 years she has embraced a multitude of modalities in her healing arts practice, and has walked her native spiritual path all her life.

Walk-In Wellness Clinic

Massage . Reiki . Reflexology

2pm-7pm

Studio de la Luz – 308 S Pershing St. – $20/30 Min Sessions

Check in, get a quick wellness tune up and join the festivities! 

Live Music & Vendors

4pm-8pm

Healing Waters Plaza -300 Daniels Street

New World Drummers

4pm-5pm

The New World Drummers is a non-profit Community Arts in Education Organization. New World Drummers and Dancers (NWD&D) are a drum, dance and song Ensemble formed by Karuna and Marie Warren in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1995. Karuna and Marie have taught, presented and sponsored African, Latin & Caribbean Drum and Dance Workshops and classes at schools, community and dance centers throughout Southwest, New Mexico since 1992.

 

Randy Granger

5pm-6pm

Award-winning composer and singer-songwriter of Mayan and Apache ancestry, Granger’s acoustic music blends Native American and world flutes, ethereal instruments like the PANArt Hang, emotive vocals and world percussion.

 

Eileen and the In-Betweens

6pm-7pm

Eileen is the front woman, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist for the celebrated social justice indie folk band Eileen & the In-Betweens. She has released three full-length albums of original music (You Know [2010], Everything is Alive [2015], and We Ain’t Givin’ Up [2017]) and she has been invited to perform her uplifting social justice music across the U.S. and Canada. Eileen’s songwriting draws on the age-old tradition of mobilizing music as a tool for social change in line with the “greats” such as Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie, while her enchanting voice draws comparisons to Natalie Merchant, Ani DiFranco, and Edie Brickell

 

Yoga Blend

Patty Kearney

ACTIVE & RESTORATIVE YOGA

7:30pm-8:30pm

Studio de la Luz – 308 S Pershing St. – $10

A lovely way to ease into Hot Springs Festival.

Patty Kearney has been teaching yoga since 2002 to students of all ages and fitness levels, from college athletes to older adults. She completed a 200 hr. teacher training and certification with Temple of Kriya Yoga in 2002 and a 1,000 hr. teacher training and certification in Integrative Yoga Therapy in 2007. She is certified through American Council on Exercise as group fitness instructor, health coach, personal trainer and Mind-Body Specialist. In June of 2017, Patty retired from Dept. of Health and Human Science, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA, where she taught yoga as well as academic classes in Exercise Science.

Blue Revue Show


Saturday May 12th

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Jonathan Paul De Vierville 

THE WATERS OF SPA CULTURES AND CONSCIOUS COSMOS

10am-11am

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

Participants will experience deep meaning and purpose within personal, social, and balneological Dreaming through this profound and moving presentation.

Prof. Jonathan Paul De Vierville, PHD, MSSW, studied and trained in Europe as a Bath Master and later received his Ph.D. from The Department of American Civilization at the University of Texas, Austin, where he wrote: “A History of American Spas and Healing Waters.” Now, Professor Emeritus of The Humanities, History and Interdisciplinary Studies at The Alamo Colleges: St. Philip’s College, he is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor and Jungian Psychotherapist. He has spoken and participated in World Congresses on Health Resort and Spa Therapies, The International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology, The Global Spa and Wellness Summit, The International Spa Association, The Green Spa Network, The Balneological Association of North America as well as The International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilization and The International Association for the Study of Dreams. He owns The Alamo Plaza Spa in the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas  

 

 

Healing Waters Trail Hike

8am-10am

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch St

 

Live Music & Vendors

10am-8pm

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

Jenny Bird

10am-noon
Jenny Bird has been called “the most passionate performer in the new folk genre.” The stage is her second home where she’s been presenting her original songs since the age of ten. Professionally managed as a teenager, Jenny lived and recorded in Germany and Belgium. For the last 20 years, she’s toured widely and consistently, playing festivals and clubs across Europe, Canada, and the United States. She is well respected in her home town of Taos, New Mexico where she records and teaches music. 
She will have her brand new CD that was just released in April, available for purchase at TorC’s Hot Spring Festival.

Lucy Barna

12pm-1pm
Given her first guitar at the age of 17, Lucy has been singing her story through song ever since. Raised in Ohio and adult-grown across American roads East to West, Lucy’s gypsy spirit has led the way most of her life. An artist by nature, music was self-taught and songs began as stories of her journey, often written inside a van, a tent or a roadside hotel room.  Decateds later, this story continues through her seasoned songs, creating a audibly trenchant, palpable experience of the human heart.
Joining her for this performance a the Hot Sprin
gs Festival is Lori Ottino from “Hot Honey”
Jen Exten
1pm-2pm
Jen Exten’s music incubates in a heart endlessly searching for peace and balance.  From a unique recipe of influences like Suzanne Vega, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ani DiFranco, Patti Griffin, Lori Anderson and Joni Mitchell evolves a rich and soulful mixture of lyric and tone. “Jen has a wonderful must-be-heard voice with which she conveys her gorgeous melodies.”  Dar Williams

2pm-4pm

Born and raised in Boston, MA, solo bassist, Milo Matthews brings a rare energy to the stage, weaving complex compositions out of thin air. His music is as infectious as his smile, and carries his listeners to a different place. Whether meticulously engineering music in the studio or building it, layer by layer onstage, Milo’s unique music is a treat for all ears! 
4pm-6pm
CW Ayon may call the Southwestern deserts of New Mexico home but his soul is deeply rooted in the Blues and grooves of the Mississippi Hill Country. With a rather simple kick/snare and tambourine setup he lays down solid beats while picking out some catchy hooks on anything from acoustic to resonator guitars. Sometimes dropping in a bit of harmonica for good measure. All the while building a sound and playing style that is deceptively larger than it seems.  One of TorC’s favorite visiting performers.

Moody Little Sister

“a New Folk of the American West that captures in a bottle the dust storms and tsunamis of the heart. “

6pm-8pm
Modern-folk and husband-and-wife duo Moody Little Sister has met and magnetized their audience’s imagination since the debut album Wild Places appeared in 2015, produced by folk-rock icon Pete Droge, and propelled by the drumming of Jay Bellerose (Robert Plant & Allison Krauss, Joe Henry, Elton John).

Though their writing has been described as “masterly” (Oregon Music News) and “earthy and approachable” (Bitch), these are not songs charging towards the mainstream on waves of electromagnetic radiation; this is not a band spraying buckshot for new fans. Moody Little Sister has built a loyal community around their music the old-old-old fashioned way: one listening room, house concert, front porch, and campfire at a time.

Live Art

10am-5pm

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

Reed Rische

12pm-2pm

Chantal Elena

2pm-5pm

Chantal Elena is a New Mexican native who imbues her artwork with the colors and scenes of the desert, interpreted through feminine sexuality.

 

Workshops, Presentations & Classes

Melissa McKinstry

WAKE UP YOGA

8:30am-9:30am

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing St – $10

A wonderful way to start the day, featuring Ayurvedic balancing asanas.

 

LA PALOMA HAPPENINGS

9am-5pm

La Paloma Courtyard – 311 Marr St

Intuitive Healings – Raven using sound, herbs, Reiki and channeling

 Limpias & Reiki – Yair offers spiritual cleansing using an ojo (egg). Cleanses body, emotions, mind and soul from negative energies or thoughts and rids of blockages.

 CBD products infused with Reiki by Mesilla Park Healing Arts

Bobbo66Art Gallery – Original works of art by Bobby Jones offering beautiful renditions of the colors of New Mexico and the state’s environment.

Massage by Misty – Intuitive bodywork

 Integrative Care for Companion Animals and their People – Kat Morrow uses Emotion Code/Body Code, Naturopathy, Bio-Resonance Feedback, Nutrition, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Ozone Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, and Reiki. Dr. Kat is available for consult or session. Yes, please bring your pet along, leashes required.

Mandala Biofeedback Scan – Offered for People + Ozone Therapy – Offered f`or People & Companion Animals Health Evaluation, Naturopathy – Offered Companion Animals

Laser Therapy – Offered for People and Companion Animals

Mandala Biofeedback Scan – Offered for People

*Free Soak Pass* to experience “living” water at Hot Springs at La Paloma – visit us in the Courtyard

 

Rebecca Speakes

TAROT CARD READINGS

9:30am-2pm

Black Cat Books – 128 N Broadway – $15/20 mins or $20/30 mins

Rebecca has been reading the tarot for over 30 years. Her readings focus on the positive energies in Life. Readings are based in the present. From this perspective, our futures can be optimized by choices made in the present. Tarot readings can help guide us in making decisions. Many of your pressing questions about what’s going on in your life can be answered.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Jonathan Paul De Vierville 

THE WATERS OF SPA CULTURES AND CONSCIOUS COSMOS

10am-11am

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

Participants will experience deep meaning and purpose within personal, social, and balneological Dreaming through this profound and moving presentation.

Prof. Jonathan Paul De Vierville, PHD, MSSW, studied and trained in Europe as a Bath Master and later received his Ph.D. from The Department of American Civilization at the University of Texas, Austin, where he wrote: “A History of American Spas and Healing Waters.” Now, Professor Emeritus of The Huanities, History and Interdisciplinary Studies at The Alamo Colleges: St. Philip’s College, he is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed Professional Counselor and Jungian Psychotherapist. He has spoken and participated in World Congresses on Health Resort and Spa Therapies, The International Society of Medical Hydrology and Climatology, The Global Spa and Wellness Summit, The International Spa Association, The Green Spa Network, The Balneological Association of North America as well as The International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilization and The International Association for the Study of Dreams. He owns The Alamo Plaza Spa in the historic Menger Hotel in San Antonio, Texas  

Art Program For Kids! Canvas Tipis By Robert Moore

10am-11am

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

 Artist Robert Moore will have an Art Studio for Kids where they can make canvas tipis!

 

 

HOT SPRINGS TOUR
11 am 
Departs from the Visitor Center  – 301 S Foch Street 

Tours will take a tour of downtown Truth or Consequences visiting the Hot Springs locations. Each tour should be between 1.5 and 2 hours long. Tourists will have about 10-15 minutes at each facility, to talk with staff and view tubs, rooms, courtyards, etc depending upon availability of each spa. The tour guide will supply historical information on the buildings and businesses as well as current amenities and maybe even personal favorites. First come first serve basis, additional tours may be added based on demand

 

Open Art Studio For Kids! By Wildflowers Art From the Start

11am-2pm

Wildflowers – 400 Broadway

 

Positive Energy Solar
11:30am-12:30pm
Visitor Center  – 301 S Foch Street
GOING SOLAR FOR HOMES AND BUSINESSES

Melissa Ortega

HATHA YOGA 

11:30am-12:30pm

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing St – $10

Melissa shares a classic Hatha class with our community

 

Christine Stump

FOUNDATIONS OF HEALING YOGA

12 Noon

Studio at La Paloma – 311 Marr St 

Free Talk

 

YOGA CLINIC WITH CHRISTINE STUMP

1:30pm-5:30pm

La Paloma Courtyard – 311 Marr St

20 minute one-on-one yoga consults to help you bring more breath, movement and yoga into your life. Receive one practice, tailored to your ability.

Johanna O’Tea
TEA BLENDING FOR HEALTH & PLEASURE
11:30am-1pm
Geronimo Springs Museum  – 211 Main Street – $10

Crafting tea blends is a holistic art with the underlying goal of restoring balance to the mind-body-spirit.  Tea blending compliments plant knowledge with intuition, and engages the senses of sight, touch, smell and taste.  This class is for everyone who enjoys drinking herbal teas and wants to learn more about herbs.  We will design a useful and delicious tea blend together while we enjoy gaining some confidence in working with herbs!  If you are new to the world of herbal medicine, teas are a safe and fun way to start using these helpful plants directly in your own health care.  We will also cover formulation and wise use.

Materials fee $10; Bring a jar to take your new tea blend home in.

Johanna O’Tigham (AKA O’Tea) hails from Wisconsin and earned her Community Herbalism Certificate from the NorthEast School of Botanical Medicine in 2006, the same year she began visiting T or C!  In 2012 she co-founded the WildFarmacy Project, working to re-localize medicine in the upper-midwest.  WildFarmacy fosters several projects, including Tea for the People, an LLC committed to sustainably producing local, organic, wild crafted and fair trade teas. They have formulated rich, delicious, deeply nourishing herbal beverages that reflect the depth of their relationships with the plants.  Tea for the People blends are available in T or C at Koala Tea CBD, 318 Broadway.  WildFarmacy also operates an herbal exchange network of farmers and wild crafters to provide highest-quality, ethically-produced ingredients to herbalists, apothecaries, natural grocers, and many herb-wise individuals.  Johanna offers education and hands-on workshops on many topics related to natural healing, including plant ID, growing your own herbs, and kitchen medicine.

 

 

RHYTHMIC HEALING: DRUM WORKSHOP & DANCE WORKSHOP  

Drum workshop: 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Dance workshop: 1:30 – 3 p.m. 

616 N Broadway (Dr. Bobs) – $20 each

Soriba Fofana, master djembe player from Conakry, Guinea who lives in Santa Fe, will teach a djembe-based drum workshop followed by a dance workshop.
All experience levels welcome.

Soriba is a bright, beautiful spirit with so much to teach! Whether you’re brand new to drumming or have been playing for years, you will grow from Soriba’s class. It’s worth attending the workshops just to hear this world-class musician play!

 

Janet Abbot, BANA

FROM THE WATERS TO WELLNESS

1:30pm-2:30pm

Geronimo Springs Museum – 211 Main St

The Geothermal Waters of the Rio Grande Rift in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Janet Abbott has studied, practiced and taught four decades with integrative health/wellness systems in the US. Her interest in Geothermal Mineral Waters spans over sixteen years with research in the US and Mexico. She founded Spa Waters of Texas in 2000 for survey, overview and recommendations for geothermal direct use in Texas to stimulate a former enthusiasm of geothermal mineral water spas. The model expanded to Spa Waters of the America to include North America’s geothermal mineral waters as
resources for centuries old water seeking pilgrimage for many people for wellness.
In 2009 she joined, as a founding member, the Baineology Association of North America (BANA) to continue with a working group of mineral water experts to further the art and science of baths ad bathing for wellness. She has served as Treasurer and is the current President of Balneology Association of North America.

 

KUNDALINI YOGA WITH UTAH GREEN

1:30pm-3pm

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing St – $10

We welcome Yoga Sonia’s friend Utah Green to town bringing her years of Kundalini to us. 

 

HOT SPRINGS TOUR
2pm 
Departs from the Visitor Center  – 301 S Foch Street 

Tours will take a tour of downtown Truth or Consequences visiting the Hot Springs locations. Each tour should be between 1.5 and 2 hours long. Tourists will have about 10-15 minutes at each facility, to talk with staff and view tubs, rooms, courtyards, etc depending upon availability of each spa. The tour guide will supply historical information on the buildings and businesses as well as current amenities and maybe even personal favorites. First come first serve basis, additional tours may be added based on demand

 

Rand Berger

GARDENING AND COMPOSTING METHODS IN SOUTHWESTERN GARDENS

3pm-4pm

Geronimo Springs Museum  – 211 Main Street 

 Rand will be focused on providing serious gardeners and food plant producers with an understanding of practical composting methods and making effective natural fertilizers for growing healthy plants in the Southwest. Included are sources for composting materials, vermicomposting (earthworm farming) and other sustainable practices that provide a bountiful harvest of nutritious produce.
Rand is a native New Mexican gardening for 40 plus years – organically since 1972.

Janet Abbot, BANA

BEST PRACTICES FOR HOT SPRINGS: Process, Procedures, Policies, Hospitality, Hydration, Hygiene, Healing

3:30pm-5pm

Pelican Spa – Great Room

BANA Best Practices is a research endeavor to include
The Language of The Waters as a medium to Receive, Experience, Practice, Remember the way “Taking the Waters” historically and culturally invite us to wellness.
Water Stewards, Operators, Management, Staff and Guests to The Waters are welcome to share practices for our BANA research.
Cydney Wilkes
FEEL THE RHYTHM: CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
4pm-5:30pm 

Integrative Intentions – 400 Mims Street – FREE!

In this free workshop, we will discuss basic foundations of Upledger CranioSacral Therapy. We’ll also practice “blending and melding,” a way of touch that facilitates client-centered healing. We’ll tune into the CS rhythm and “listen” to its qualities, delving into our bodies with this perspective.
Rhythm defines many parts of our physical being. Our hearts beat, our food digests, we breathe in and out many times a day. Our CranioSacral Rhythm pulses too, and it can reveal many qualities about our health.
 The characteristics of our CS rhythm can give us a general sense of our bodies, like how it’s coping with stress or injury. It can also show us areas that are restricted or sluggish, all of which can contribute to illness, pain or just not feeling your top self.
 A marvelous aspect to keying into this rhythm is by using it as a resource for freeing restrictions and helping your body resume its ideal level of function. Sluggishness transforms to normal flow, coping mechanisms ease, and well-being is closer. The CS rhythm itself can be a tool to help these changes come about.

Open to all. Wear comfortable clothing. We will practice on each other on massage tables.

 Integrative Intentions Center is an Upledger Affiliated Clinic, upholding high standards of CranioSacral practice and clinic services.
Christine Stump

YOGA NIDRA

6pm-6:45pm

La Paloma Courtyard – 311 Marr St

Ultimate Relaxation Technique, bring your mat or blanket so you can lie

down…

 

Prof. John T. Stocke

CONSTELLATIONS OF ANCIENT CULTURES- STAR GAZING

Dusk at Kingston’s Black Range Lodge 

$10 General Admission – $5 Seniors & SCAC  Members – Kids 12 & under Free

The Star Party will begin at 6pm with a potluck supper and music from local musicians, in the cool evening breezes of Kingston.  Black Range Vineyards will be on hand offering wine and beer for purchase.  The night-sky program will start indoors at 8pm, with a powerpoint presentation, then move outdoors at full dark to explore the heavens.  Bring a warm jacket and a flashlight.

Astronomy professor John T Stocke will explore the excitement of “naked eye astronomy” with his high-powered laser pointer.  You will learn the basics of how the sky looks and moves, the positions a appearances of the most conspicuous constellations, and explore the myths and legends that many cultures have told about the sky.  Topics will include lunar phases, celestial navigation, constellations and cosmology, the zodiac and general starlore.  In case of clouds, Professor Stocke will present Secrets of Polynesian Navigation, indoors

Studio de La Luz

SINGING INDIAN DEVOTIONAL BHAJANS WITH HARMONIUM
6:30pm-8:30pm
Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing St 
Soriba Fofana
DRUM CIRCLE!
7pm-10pm
128 N Broadway (next to Black Cat Books)
Join Soriba Fofana, master djembe player from Conakry, Guinea who now lives in Santa Fe for an incredible drumming experience.  Whether you’re brand new to drumming or have been playing for years, it will be a treat to drum with and enjoy Soriba’s musical mastery and bright, beautiful spirit.

Healing Sanctuary

MASSAGE/REIKI/REFLEXOLOGY

10am-8pm

City Office Portico – 505 Sims

Shelby Schue

Want to feel alive & wonderful? Come & get some FOOT REFLEXOLOGY with Shelby Schue.  Shelby has been practicing Reflexology for 46 yrs., is on the NM Board of Reflexologists, and loves what she does!!

Joe has been trained in a variety of modalities but he prefers to work applying deep pressure to deliver a true deep  tissue  massage, focusing on trigger points and range of motion with all of his clients.  It is his belief that massage is beneficial to everyone whether they are injured or  just  looking  for  stress  relief.
Joe came to massage therapy after having worked as a special education teacher for 20 years. In 2006 he graduated from from Massage  Therapy Training Institute and he has been working as a Massage Therapist ever since.  You can find Joe in Las Cruces at Infinity Massage and since June of 2016 he has been at Las Cruces Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Home Health Care.
Claire Avallone
As a practitioner of Western Swedish Massage, Claire provides a wonderfully caring, intuitive and healing massage experience.

After doing Therapeutic Bodywork for over 2 decades and studying with many teachers to learn a variety of modalities, Paul’s unique style incorporates his vast knowledge & experienced intuitive wisdom.

Specializing in Myofascial Release Work that incorporates Somatic, Polarity and Manual Therapy of the Cherokee, Ayurvedic and Eastern Medicine Traditions, his work is always individualize depending on your needs

Offering deliciously deep massage with her feet, Sazi has has become certified in every barefoot massage modality she can find to be able to address tissue issues in a truly unique, intuitive and effective manner.

If you’ve wanted to try Barefoot Massage, this is a wonderful opportunity… but come early to sign up because slots fill up fast!

 

Sandy Woodcock

Reflexology is a science based on the principal that reflexes on the feet and hands correspond to all organs glands and other parts of the body. It is an ancient method used by the Chinese and Egyptians 5,000 years ago. Reflexology relieves tension, eases pain and increases circulation.   Treat yourself to a relaxing, healing session of Reflexology!

Sandy loves connecting with others and nature.  She has been interested in wellness and spirituality for years.  After completing an extensive training program in 2009, she was certified in reflexology by Branch Reflexology Institute in Michigan. Reflexology is Sandy’s way of sharing her gift of healing with others.

Brenda Valencia

A Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki practitioner since 2001, Brenda has also attended White Cloud Institute in Santa Fe, NM to become a certified Energy Medicine Practitioner. Her training is based on Barbara Brennan’s curriculum. Energy Medicine can help to clear and align the chakras and to restore balance to the body’s energy field. Brenda is a Native of Sierra County.

Darlene Hanson

Darlene is a certified Reiki Practitioner and a New Mexico Native that has lived in the Truth or Consequences area for about 40 years. She has three successful and wonderful children and three beautiful grandchildren. Other than loving and respecting the oceans because of their vast and electrifying pure energy and beauty, her interests include: baking, traveling, walking/exercising, researching positive and productive educational/health modalities.

Geonie Gomez

Geonie began learning Reiki in 2015 under the guidance of Raven Willow.  Through classes, Geonie began to channel his own unique blend of healing that incorporates Reiki, reflexology, herbs, oils and sound healing.  Geonie is a Level Two Reiki Practitioner, Shop Manager at the Willow Bend Crisis Center in TorC and on the Board for Mesilla Park Healing Arts, 501(c)(3) nonprofit in Las Cruces.  Geonie travels the state offering healing and donating his time.

Christopher Ray

Christopher Ray is a Level Two Reiki Practitioner, creates intuitive soul portraits, performs limpias (traditional Mexican style egg cleansing) and is a Board Member at Mesilla Park Healing Arts, a nonprofit in Las Cruces. He also helps run Cat’s Claw Manor, a compassionate care center for cats that rescues, rehabilitates and helps find them forever homes.

Alejandro Horcasitas

Alejandro is a cinematographer and director that has been practicing Reiki since 2014.  He is passionate about inspiring and healing others through his work. Having had the opportunity to travel the world, learning from Shamans and experiencing indigenous  healing techniques, he has continued to grow and develop his gifts and strives to raise consciousness with everything he does.  Alejandro is the Creative Director of FilmShark Media, is available for Reiki Sessions and lives in El Paso with Sir Charles his manx cat.

Susana Hernandez

Susana is a Reiki Usui Master passionate about Healing Arts & Divine Guidance. Susana has a strong sense of subtle energies in our physical realm and understands the unconscious language of dreams. Through intuition, sensitivity and wisdom she guides people back to their own virtuous innate healing abilities. She empowers people to heal wounds that in some cases have traveled through generations, to manifest a deep & profound transformation. She practices various healing modalities: Guided Meditations, Crystal Healing, Chakra Harmonization, Genealogical Healing and Akashic Records Consciousness.

Irving Salvador Armendariz Bey

Iridology and Regenerative Detoxification

Irving specializes in natural, non-invasive methods to heal our physical bodies. Through a detailed examination of the iris of the eye he is able to identify the current condition of the cells, tissues, organs and glands. His  wholistic approach is to locate specific under active areas in the human body and lead them into prosperous health and vitality.

Through the Art of Regenerative Detoxification he develops personalized health programs that include plant based raw foods and organic consciously cultivated/wild crafted herbs suited for the individual’s needs. His program focuses on the most fundamental fluids in the body: blood and lymph; and the performance of the cells that lead to detoxification and regeneration.

Throughout his career, Irving has had the opportunity to witness miraculous regenerations reverting back to our original ways.

Other Activities

“Bringing Art to the Table
Silent Auction

Artist Reception
5pm-8pm
Visitor Center  – 301 S Foch Street
14 tables painted by
Eduardo Alicea, Martye Allen, Judith Anderson, Mary Miller, Chantal Mitchell, Erika Nakatani, Lynn Northstar, Carol Plec, Reed Rische, Genna Scartaccini, Dixie Theobald, Lynda Star Thompson, Nolan Winkler, Ann Yarmal
Meet the artists and bid on your favorite tables
Auction / Bidding ends at 8:00pm

 

Second Saturday Art Hop 6-9pm

Downtown Truth or Consequences

 

LA PALOMA HOT SPRINGS & SPA BEER GARDEN

12noon-4pm
Truth or Consequences Brewing – 410 N Broadway

POP-UP FARMERS MARKET

4:30pm – 5pm
Desert Archaic – 324 N Broadway

Sunday May 13th

Healing Waters Trail Hike

8am-10am

Meet at the Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

Live Music & Vendors

9am-1pm

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

Barbara Morrow (Aguila)

9am-10am

Barbara is a native New Mexican of Apache-Tarahumara-Hispanic descent; she has asked to be used as a vessel between Our Maker/Creator and the sacred instruments of the Native American Flutes & drum for the healing of the human beings, Soul & Spirit, and Mother Earth.

She has been blessed to reside in Alamosa Canyon (Monticello), where the water source is “Ojo Caliente”, also known as “Warm Springs”.  It has been home to Victorio, Lozen, Nana, Naiche, Colorado Mangus, and frequented by Geronimo, Cochise and Dahteste. When living there, Barbara strongly connected with her Apacheria heritage. In early 2016, she began experiencing intense promptings to play the Native American flute. It was as if an inner ember had been fired up by the Great Holy Spirit wind. One of the 1st songs given her by the Creator was a prayer/medicine song for one of her daughters going thru a difficult time.

We can still be connected to our culture in this day & time. We don’t have to live in the old ways, we don’t have to let go of them…we can continue to move forward.

Aho-Yaweh-Usen-Maheo

 

Selena Kareena

10am-10:30am

Selena Kareena is an International American Alsharqi Ra’asa with over two decades in the art of dance performance and instruction. Selena Kareena has taught and performed  belly dance throughout the USA and Mexico. 
Owner of Ancient Art Dance Studio based out of Truth or Consequences NM, Selena Kareena specializes in authentic Egyptian style (both Oriental and Folkloric) belly dance and in teaching the traditional American-style belly dance made famous in the 1970s.

11am-noon

“Authentic, unpretentious and mildly intoxicating”…. John C. Slade, Musician

Martha Reich sings with the fierce vocal Grace of a James Taylor and the Soulful emotion of a Judy Collins. Perspective words, combined with penetrating sounds, emanate from Martha‘s acoustic guitar, sure to reverberate the Heartstrings of any awakened Soul.”

– Kimberley Ashley, Fashion & Textile Designer

Workshops, Presentations & Classes

YOGA IN THE COURTYARD WITH CHRISTINE STUMP

7am-7:45am

La Paloma – 311 Marr

Bring a mat if you have one. Come as you are, Leave Renewed!

YAI CHI CHIH WITH CAROL BORSELLO

9am-10:30am

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing Street- $10

 

Mother’s Day Art Program For Kids! By Robert Moore

10am-11am

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

 Artist Robert Moore will have an Art Studio for Kids where they can make cards with pastels for Mom!

 

HOT SPRINGS TOUR
10am
Departs from the Visitor Center  – 301 S Foch Street 

Tours will take a tour of downtown Truth or Consequences visiting the Hot Springs locations. Each tour should be between 1.5 and 2 hours long. Tourists will have about 10-15 minutes at each facility, to talk with staff and view tubs, rooms, courtyards, etc depending upon availability of each spa. The tour guide will supply historical information on the buildings and businesses as well as current amenities and maybe even personal favorites. First come first serve basis, additional tours may be added based on demand.

 

Studio de La Luz

REIKI CIRCLE

11am-2pm

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing Street

 

Balneology Association of North America
ROUNDTABLE: REFLECTIONS ON THE WATER
2pm
La Paloma – 311 Marr Street
Led by BANA Board Members: Janet Abbott, President – Dr. J Paul De Vierville, V President and L Chris Devlin, Chair

Sue Soaring Sun

MOTHER’S DAY FAIRY GARDEN TEA PARTY

2pm-4pm 

Sun Gallery – 407 1/2 N. Broadway Street – $10

*Advanced Registration Required – Space is Limited*

In celebration of Mother’s Day, pre-register for our Fairy Garden Tea Party. We’ll make potted fairy gardens to take home (cost depends on which planter, figurines and plants you select—we’ll supply the potting soil), or feel free to purchase an already planted fairy garden pot. Limited to 12.

$10 per person for our catered tea with fairy foods. All ages welcome—children must be accompanied by a paying, supervising adult.

Please pre-register by calling: 541-515-4575

A TASTE OF SHENG ZHEN GONG WITH BARBARA HUMBLE

2:30pm-4pm

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing Street

Gong and gentle meditative movements.

Closing Ceremony & Meditative Procession

MorningStar Black

FOUR ELEMENTAL MOTHERS CLOSING CEREMONY

12pm-2pm

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

Giving gratitude, releasing and renewing with the healing sacred waters, the great mother and the four elemental mothers.

A walking meditation procession will take the offerings gathered over the course of the festival to the river where we will honor the sacred water, our Mother Earth, the cleansing breath air, the powerful fire and turn everything over to spirit.  Be part of the growth and stewarding of consciousness as we offer that which no longer serves us to the appropriate mother element.

Please bring a drum and anything you would like to release. Participation does not require walking.  All are welcome.

MorningStar, of mixed native lineage, has a deep love for humanity and The Great Mother. She walks this life exploring, teaching, sharing all manner of spiritual, physical and soul healing with laughter and love and lots of hard work. For over 40 years she has embraced a multitude of modalities in her healing arts practice, and has walked her native spiritual path all her life.

 

Sustainable Building Tour

Kingston’s Black Range Lodge

3pm

Author Catherine Wanek’s  Historic Bed and Breakfast, Inn and Center for Healthy Living and Learning- Tour eco-friendly buildings, including a “hobbit house,” a straw-bale greenhouse and chicken coop, a natural classroom and a modern 2-story straw-bale home (featured in the New York Times and on Amazing Vacation Homes.)  Once a hotel for miners and cavalry, the historic Black Range Lodge is currently a bed and breakfast, Inn and a center for healthy living and learning, offering therapeutic massage and edifying events. Gary Harvell, spa director, is a licensed massage therapist and instructor with more than 20 years of experience.


Don’t Miss…

“Bringing Art to the Table
Silent Auction

Geronimo Trail Visitor Center – 301 S Foch  St
14 tables painted by
Eduardo Alicea, Martye Allen, Judith Anderson, Mary Miller, Chantal Mitchell, Erika Nakatani, Lynn Northstar, Carol Plec, Reed Rische, Genna Scartaccini, Dixie Theobald, Lynda Star Thompson, Nolan Winkler, Ann Yarmal
Tables on display for view and bidding
through Saturday May 12th at 8pm – Artist Reception Saturday May 12th from 5pm-8pm
Visitor Center Hours:
Monday through Saturday
9:00am – 4:30pm.
Sundays
9:00am  – 2:30pm

River Rafting

Whitewater Weekends

Soaking in the Hot Springs

Most events are free. Some will charge a nominal fee.
Please note, the schedule is subject to change.


Proud Sponsors:

La Paloma Hot Spring & Spa, Positive Energy Solar,  TDS, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co.

The Herald, Bullocks, 7he Center, Blackstone Hotsprings, Chamber of Commerce of TorC/Sierra County, fastwave.biz, GPK Media LL/Sentinel KCHS, Latitude 33, The Mexican Grill, Mountain Rose Herbs, Pelican Spa, Riverbend Hot Springs, Sea Properties, Starwalker Gems, Ted Turner Expeditions

 303 Gallery/Dillwood, Firewater Lodge, Adobe Insurance,  Amin’s Furniture & Appliances, Big Food Express, The Dog Shack, Cielo Vista RV Park, C&K Automotive, Citizens Bank, Cornerstone Tax Services, LLC,

Davis Fleck, El Faro, First Savings Bank, Hot Springs Frame & Art Supply, Integrative Intentions, Jay Rubin, Lynn’s Landscape,  Me Gusta Food Truck, RioBravoFineArt, Riverside Boat Storage, Sierra Auto Parts, Sumthin’s, Black Cat Books


If you would like to be considered to be a part of the Hot Springs Festival please click on the link below and tell us more!
Vendor … Presenter … Teacher … Performer … Volunteer