Hot Springs Festival

Healthy Lifestyle – Alternative Medicine – Sustainable Living

May 11 – 13 2018

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Friday

Opening Ceremony

MorningStar Black

FOUR ELEMENTAL MOTHERS OPENING CEREMONY

3pm-4pm

 Healing Waters Plaza -300 Daniels Street

Honoring the Great Mother and The Four Elemental Mothers through prayer, song and inner and outer offerings.

Coming into balance through honoring the four elemental mothers creates a space of true transformation, sustainability and healing. The colors of the directions are: East-Yellow, South-Red, West-Black, North-White.  You are encouraged to bring a drum, open heart & offerings to the Four Mothers Shrine & Medicine Wheel for the direction that calls to you or to each direction  (flowers, candles, fruit, stones, water, your personal treasures) or Inner Offerings consisting of any gift you wish to share for the Earth, Humanity and All Living Beings.  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 continue this process.

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

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

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

 

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

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.

Second Saturday Art Hop 6-9pm 

Downtown Truth or Consequences

Live Art

10am-8pm

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

 

Chantal Elena

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

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Jonathan Paul De Vierville 

HISTORY OF SPA CULTURE WORLDWIDE

10am-11am

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

 

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

Positive Energy Solar
11:30am-12:30pm
Visitor Center  – 301 S Foch Street

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.

 

KUNDALINI YOGA WITH UTAH GREEN

1:30pm-3pm-Noon

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

 

ADOBE MAKING WORKSHOP
7he Center – 311 201 S Foch  Street

The New World Dummers 

RHYTHMIC HEALING: DRUM WORKSHOP & DANCE WORKSHOP  

$10 for one or $15 for both!

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.

 

Rand Berger

WORM CASTING BOX BUILDING SESSION

Prof. John T. Stocke

CONSTELLATIONS OF ANCIENT CULTURES- STAR GAZING

Dusk at Kingston’s Black Range Lodge

Departs from the Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street 

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

Melissa McKinstry

 SINGING INDIAN DEVOTIONAL BHAJANS WITH HARMONIUM
6:30pm-8:30pm
Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing St 
Open Art Studio For Kids! By Wildflowers Art From the Start

10am-8pm

Wildflowers – 400 Broadway

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!!

 

Gary Harvell

Gary has been a licensed professional massage therapist since 1988 and massage therapy instructor since 1992.
He currently provides massage therapy, spa treatments and continuing education classes at the Black Range Lodge in Kingston, New Mexico.
Gary also does out call massage therapy services to clients in T or C, Las Cruces, Albuquerque and Santa Fe on occasion.
Gary is known for his exceptional deep tissue and energetic body work. He draws from a wide range of techniques to provide you with an effective session that is specific to your needs.
Brenda Valencia

Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki/Energy Medicine

A 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.

Teina Barrett-Wells

Specializing in therapeutic bodywork based on traditional Chinese Medicine concepts and modalities, she believes in promoting balance and self acceptance and tries to bring these qualities to the massage table to offer to her clients.  Heart centered, shamanic, energy and intuitive tools augment her hands on work as she helps her clients restore a sense of balance and relaxation to their days.

Teina Barrett Wells is trained as Holistic Health Practitioner and has worked in Truth or Consequences, NM as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2008. She received training at Mueller College of Holistic Studies in San Diego CA and previously had a private practice in Baja California, Mexico . Certified by NCBTMB since 1994.
Richard Clinton
Richard has been a massage therapist since 1982 in Santa Monica CA and has recently graduated from MTTI massage school in Las Cruces.
 Joe Fajardo
Joe has been trained in most 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.  He earned his Bachelors Degree in 1979 from NMSU and obtained his Masters Degree at UNM in 1991.  After attending and graduating from Massage  Therapy Training Institute in 2006 he has been working as a Massage Therapist ever since.  His first business was named Have Hands Will Travel but he never  traveled so later changed the name to  Infinity Massage. Joe came to Las Cruces Comprehensive Rehabilitation and Home Health  Care in June of 2016.
Darlene Hanson
As a Certified Reiki Practitioner, Darlene’s passion about loving and respecting the oceans and their vast, electrifying, pure and beautiful energy shines through.  Darlene is a New Mexico Native, who has lived in the Truth or Consequences area for about 40 years. She has three successful and wonderful children and three beautiful grandchildren.  Her interests include baking, traveling, walking/exercising, researching positive and productive educational/health modalities.  Every chance she gets she is spending as much time as she can cherishing moments and creating precious memories with her incredible family! Darlene is certified in Business Computer Technology, has an Associate Degree, Bachelor Degree, and is a certified Reiki Practitioner.
Lucille Benda
Lucille is a  Native New Mexican and resident of T or C for 26 years. She starting learning and practicing the art of massage at five years of age. Her work is completely customized, different and unique for every treatment and individual. Lucille specializes in sciatic nerve pain relief, unfreezing frozen shoulders, along with knee and joint pain relief.  She looks forward to this opportunity to serve her  Community and the visitors who may cross her path.
Claire Avallone
As a practitioner of Western Swedish Massage, Claire provides a wonderfully caring, intuitive and healing massage experience.
Carol Sullivan

Carol Sullivan is a Licensed LMT and a Cellular Nutrition Consultant.  A native New Mexican who grew up in Truth Or Consequences, she married and raised her family while working as a legal secretary and helping kids in the Foster care.

When her youngest grand child was injured during delivery and was told she would need therapies, including Massage Therapy, for the rest her life Carol set out to become that Therapist.  She attended Massage Therapy Training Institute and obtained her LMT License.  In fact Carol loved it so much she is now obtaining her teaching certification.
Trained in many modalities and seeing benefits from each, Carol looks forward to getting certified to work with children with different disabilities and making a difference in as many of their lives as possible.
Carol has found a very nice match in both LMT and her Cellular Nutrition Partnership and looks forward to using both to help others love life and live it to the fullest.

Sunday

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

Native American Flutes & Drum

 

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

 

Melissa McKinstry

REIKI CIRCLE

11am-2pm

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing Street

 

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.

 

 

Balneology Association of North America
ROUNDTABLE: SPIRITUAL LIFE OF WATER
La Paloma – 311 Marr Street

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

Closing Ceremony & Meditative Procession

MorningStar Black

FOUR ELEMENTAL MOTHERS CLOSING CEREMONY

12pm-1pm

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

Giving gratitude and asking forgiveness through prayer, song and both inner and outer offerings.  A silent 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.

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

1pm-3pm

Departs from the Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street -$5

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.

Other Activities:

River Rafting

Whitewater Weekends

Soak in the Hot Springs

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

Proud Sponsors:

C&K Automotive, La Paloma Hot Spring & Spa, Truth or Consequences Brewing Co.

7he Center, Blackstone Hotsprings, Chamber of Commerce of TorC/Sierra County, GPK Media LL/Sentinel KCHS, Mountain Rose Herbs, Sea Properties

Cielo Vista RV Park, Hot Springs Frame & Art Supply


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!
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