Hot Springs Festival

Healthy Lifestyle – Alternative Medicine – Sustainable Living

Truth or Consequences, New Mexico

May 12-14 2017

Join Us!

Friday, May 12th

Opening Ceremony

MorningStar Black

FOUR ELEMENTAL MOTHERS OPENING CEREMONY

2pm-3pm

 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.

Field Trip to Animas Creek for Integrated Gardening Demonstration & Tour of The Crystal Labyrinth 

Rand Berger

INTEGRATED GARDENING & CRYSTAL LABYRINTH TOUR

3pm-6:30pm

Leaving from the Visitor Center – 301 S Foch St – $5

The presentation 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.  Attendees will have an opportunity to see first hand the results of the methods  discussed and a clear perception of an integrated gardening system. Rand is a native New Mexican gardening for 40 plus years – organically since 1972.

The Crystal Labyrinth has been built with intention and love out of local crystals that enhance the power of this tool of intention and transformation.  The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center.There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way.  An amazing way to start your festival experience by  plugging into the Earth to recharge and release that which is no longer serving you.

Clothing Swap

3pm-4pm

 Healing Waters Plaza -300 Daniels Street

Join in the communal process of reuse. You are invited to participate in a TorC clothing swap. Before you attend the swap take time to clean out your closets. Bring a little or a lot, whatever you got!

Here’s a few tips on what to bring…
* clothes you bought and never wore
* small stuff you bought while thinking “I’ll fit into this one day”
* tragic shopping mistakes
* well worn and loved items that have exceeded their stay in the closet
* unloved gifts that you held on to out of obligation
Bring: Clothes in season: jackets, wallets, hats, pants,shirts, skirts, shoes, gloves, belts, accessories, jewelry, sunglasses, bags, costumes, lingerie, pjs etc. Only clothes please!
Do Not Bring: books, bikes, vases, lamps etc… If you can’t wear it, don’t bring it!
Quantity is not important. Come with a little or a lot, whatever you got.
This event is for boys, girls, men, women.

Live Music & Vendors

4pm-8pm

Healing Waters Plaza -300 Daniels Street

Jake & Sid

New World Drummers

 

Sound Bowl Healing

Rachel Eckenrod

SINGING BOWL SOUND HEALING

6pm-7pm

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing St – $10-$20

An interactive therapeutic session providing perfect pitch tuning to your chakra system through the use of Quartz Crystal singing bowls and the transfer of healing light energy.

Rachel Eckenrod has her bachelor’s degree in human development and chemistry from University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, has been trained as a Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor, is a graduate of Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork, is a Reiki Master Teacher and Licensed Minister.

VIP Party

Martha Reich

8pm-10pm

Grapes Gallery – 407 Main Street – $10  

Saturday, May 13th

Keynote Speaker

Dr Sunil Pai, M.D. 

 AN INFLAMMATION NATION

10am-11:15am

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

Inflammation is the trigger mechanism that makes every health condition worse.  Sunil Pai, MD is internationally recognized as an expert in Integrative Medicine, health activist/influencer and thought leader in the wellness industry.  This will be a presentation of his critically acclaimed book, An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive Guide to Preventing, Treating and Reversing All Disease Through Diet, Lifestyle and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories will be given using an holistic approach guided by scientific data, personal stories and humor.  With extensive information on the production of food, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements, this lecture pulls back the veil on what’s “really” in the foods and products you consume daily – and how they are affecting your health.  Simple, yet clinically effective and evidence based, Integrative Medicine recommendations will be taught to help the audience improve their overall health.
Sunil Pai, M.D. is a formally trained Integrative Medicine M.D. from Dr. Andrew Weil’s Fellowship Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. In addition, he has extensive training in Integrative Medicine modalities that include Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Yoga.  Dr. Pai focuses on bringing his patient’s health back to balance by investigating and correcting the underlying causes of their disease, imbalance or dysfunction rather than just treating the symptoms.  He believes in “disease resolution” rather than “disease management”. 

 

Live Music & Vendors

10am-8pm

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

Martha Reich

Julia Cozby

Elise Brianne

Milo Matthews

New World Drummers

Double Clutchers

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.

Jeannie Ortiz

Weaver of magic, channelling the spirit, power & beauty of the earth and her companions.

Kyle Cunningham

Painter. Temple Builder. Adventurist. Printmaker. Muralist. Explorer.

Joshua Frankel

Joshua Frankel has been experimenting with stenciling for years. The ability to reference pop culture, put vandalism into a frame, and get it out of the streets and into the gallery intrigues. The prep is done ahead making it possible to create unique pieces almost instantly.

Saba Wear

Saba, a homegrown New Mexico, arrowsoul and screen printing artist infusing symbolism reflecting his rich heritage and creative goals in just about everything he does,showcasing his Diné (Navajo) and Jemez Pueblo heritage in his art.

Workshops, Presentations & Classes

Dayna Logan

NATURAL SKIN CARE Q & A

9am-10am

7he Center – 201 S Foch Street

Bring your skin care questions and learn what’s needed to get Your glow on!

The skin is but a reflection of everything we experience –  our happiness, diet, stress and lifestyle.  Healthy, glowing skin comes from finding a balance with nature and beauty, inside and out.  Finding that balance can be fun and rewarding it certainly need not be difficult.
Earth Magic Skin Care serums will also be available for purchase.
A licensed esthetician for over 10 years, Dayna Logan is the owner and formulator for Earth Magic Skin Care. Her previous training and experience in nutrition, herbology, acupressure and other healing arts enhances what she brings to her wholistic approach to skin care. Dayna is available locally for skin care treatments and product consultations.

Rachel Eckenrod

SINGING BOWL SOUND HEALING

9am-10am

Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing St – $10-$20

An interactive therapeutic session providing perfect pitch tuning to your chakra system through the use of Quartz Crystal singing bowls and the transfer of healing light energy.

Rachel Eckenrod has her bachelor’s degree in human development and chemistry from University of Wisconsin- Green Bay, has been trained as a Yamuna Body Rolling Instructor, is a graduate of Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork, is a Reiki Master Teacher and Licensed Minister.

Francisco “Pancho” Ochoa
TRADITIONAL BAKING IN HORNO
(Adobe Construction)
9am-10pm
La Paloma – 311 Marr St
Pancho will be talking and demonstrating Traditional Cooking using an adobe Horno in the Courtyard at La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa.

Pancho believes maintaining traditions is as important as maintaining the structures that our ancestors built.  Adobe has always been part of Pancho’s life.  He grew up in an adobe house built by his grandfather and some of his earliest memories are of being scolded for climbing on his aunt’s horn.  Repairing adobe buildings and re-plastering churches is something he has done almost as long as he remembers. He started making adobes for hire at thirteen years old for a neighbor and constructed his own home out of adobe.

One day on the way to school at UNM Taos Kid’s Campus, his daughter asked, “Dad. you’re a builder. why don’t you fix our school’s horn?” Sin

ce he had built an horn for his grandmother a few years earlier and knew the medium well, he volunteered to repair the school’s horn. His mom offered to help as a way to get some exercise and his sister got involved with her biscotti recipe. Thus, this project turned into an intergenerational gig for he and his family.  He was also able to share baking demonstrations at these horns in Taos with Roads Scholars (formerly known as the Elder Hostel) and deliver lectures on various cultural and historic topics in the Taos area.

Rebecca Speakes
TAROT CARD READINGS
9:30am-1pm
Black Cat Books & Coffee -128 N Broadway
Rebecca’s Tarot Card 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. Rebecca has been reading the tarot for over 30 years.

Martye Allen

LAUGHTER YOGA

9:30am-10:30am

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

Martye Allen took her first yoga class in 1970 and she started teaching yoga in 2002. Martye became interested in Laughter Yoga after hearing about it on public radio. Laughter Yoga was developed in the 1990’s by Dr. Mandan Kataria, an Indian physician who was studying how laughter affects health. He developed a series of exercises combining breath, movement, and lighthearted vocalizations, and now Laughter Yoga clubs are found worldwide. Even if the participant does not genuinely laugh, the activity still convinces your brain that sincere laughter is taking place. Endorphins love Laughter Yoga, as does the immune system and heart. A joyful way to start your day!

Keynote Speaker

Dr Sunil Pai, M.D. 

 AN INFLAMMATION NATION

10am-11:15am

Visito Center – 301 S Foch Street

Inflammation is the trigger mechanism that makes every health condition worse.  Sunil Pai, MD is internationally recognized as an expert in Integrative Medicine, health activist/influencer and thought leader in the wellness industry.  This will be a presentation of his critically acclaimed book, An Inflammation Nation: The Definitive Guide to Preventing, Treating and Reversing All Disease Through Diet, Lifestyle and the Use of Natural Anti-Inflammatories will be given using an holistic approach guided by scientific data, personal stories and humor.  With extensive information on the production of food, pharmaceuticals, and dietary supplements, this lecture pulls back the veil on what’s “really” in the foods and products you consume daily – and how they are affecting your health.  Simple, yet clinically effective and evidence based, Integrative Medicine recommendations will be taught to help the audience improve their overall health.

Sunil Pai, M.D. is a formally trained Integrative Medicine M.D. from Dr. Andrew Weil’s Fellowship Program of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. In addition, he has extensive training in Integrative Medicine modalities that include Ayurveda, Acupuncture, Nutrition, and Yoga.  Dr. Pai focuses on bringing his patient’s health back to balance by investigating and correcting the underlying causes of their disease, imbalance or dysfunction rather than just treating the symptoms.  He believes in “disease resolution” rather than “disease management”. 

Seedballs For Kids! By Wildflowers Art From the Start

10am-Noon

Wildflowers – 400 Broadway

Mary Kinninger Walker
LIVE SCULPTURE CREATION
10am-2pm
Healing Waters Plaza & Sims Street

Muralist and metal sculptor Mary Kinninger Walker has enlivened downtown Truth or Consequences with her whimsical public art. Now, she will create a found-object sculpture specially for the delight of Hot Springs Festival goers.

Visiting a friend recently, Mary spied a 14-foot-long length of rusty and twisted wire fence and instantly fell in love. The friend gave the discarded fencing to Mary and, even more providentially, transported it to Mary’s home. This charmingly irregular grid will be the superstructure for the work of art that Mary, a graduate of San Diego State University, will create over the weekend before our eyes.
Mary, who made a native basket as a fifth grader that won a countywide prize, has been entranced with color and patterns and the refraction of light ever since. She conceives of her Festival piece as an altar. While intending to use clear and green bottles and mirror fragments as her primary adornments, she is open to incorporating into the altarpiece objects presented to her by onlookers. In other words, bring small stuff and bottles (cobalt blue are her favorite) to her live-art sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

If your “offering” feels right to this intuitive artist, she will use it. The results promise to be as surprising and magical to the altar’s creator as to those observing Mary Kinninger Walker create a thing of beauty from items others no longer value or have thrown away.

Zoe de Negri

SILVERSMITH, TAROT READER & ANIMAL COMMUNICATION, SHAMANA JEWLERY

10am-5pm

La Paloma – 311 Marr Street

Zoë is available for readings in the Courtyard at La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa using her profound intuition and knowledge and will have jewelry from her Shamana collection available for sale. For a long time Zoë has been fascinated both by realms beyond our five senses and traditions and symbols from around the world connected with spirituality. She lived for some years in Nigeria with her mother where she began learning to communicate telepathically and also developed her sixth sense. The jewelry reflects these interests and skills. Currently living in New Mexico she is an astrologer, intuitive tarot card reader and animal communicator.

Melissa McKinstry

 YOGA WITH MELISSA 

11am-Noon

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

Anusara Yoga that moves your body, mind, and soul Emphasis on proper alignment and being kind to your body. All levels welcome

Melissa is a RYT200 registered Yoga Alliance.

 

Ingrid Burg

JOURNEY INWARD WITH FLUTES
11am-12pm
La Paloma – 311 Marr Street
In this presentation Ingrid will explain and demonstrate traditional designs and her unique designs of the bamboo flute. The flutes are tuned to the bottom note which corresponds to a specific chakra. Each individual flute holds mediation and healing for the player as well as the listener, as the music and the breath. Ingrid’s intention with the flutes is to reawaken that part of every person that longs to be attuned with their own creativity.
Ingrid Burg is a flute maker, musician and sound healer. With a Master of Science in Community Health Education Ingrid has been able to bring the healing sounds of the flutes to a hospital through the University of New Mexico Arts in Medicine programs.
She has lived, taught and made flutes in New Mexico for 40 years and teaches people techniques for using music and breath to aid in stress relief and to reconnect with their physical, mental emotional and spiritual bodies. Central to her method is the blending of physiology, vibrations, concentration and expression. Through years of playing and making flutes she has developed an exceptional gift to help individuals select the flute that can most effectively aid in personal growth and healing.
 
Phil Duncan & Sandi Gardner Ph.D
PnS FARM – AN EXPERIMENT IN SUSTAINABLE LIVING
11:30am-12:30pm
Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street
Phil and Sandi bought a Pecan and Fruit Farm in 2003.  They worked, during vacations, to remodel their home and to get to know the community.  They moved, full time. to Sierra County in 2007.  They will discuss their philosophy of low carbon footprint, sustainable living and zero waste in this presentation.

Sherry Fletcher

HISTORY OF HEALING IN TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES 

11am-12pm

Martha’s -326 N Broadway

Early history of Hot Water and Palomas Hot Springs, New Mexico. First hand historic documents and accounts of the healing properties of the Waters. Sherry is a long time resident of Sierra County, a graduate from NMSU and a multi generational native of New Mexico. She is easily considered the leading expert on the history of the area and has a wonderful way of bringing the past to life, often with first hand accounts.  Sherry is an author, educator and land owner in Sierra County.

 

The New World Dummers 

RHYTHMIC HEALING: DRUM WORKSHOP & DANCE WORKSHOP  

Drum: 11am-12pm

Dance:  12pm-1pm

Art Jam Studios – 219 N Broadway

$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.

 

Tamra Temple

CANINE YOGA AND CALMING SIGNALS

12pm-1pm 

Martha’s – 326 N Broadway

This presentation is a condensed version of a week-end long seminar that covers canine body language, massage, anatomy and physiology, canine yoga and nutrition.

Participants will learn:

• some of the signals dogs use the world over to say “I mean no harm,” “let’s chill out,” “you’re playing too rough” or “I just want to be left alone.”
• why training those same signals as default behaviors, readily available in times of stress, has the same effect as practicing yoga, which gives the body a default calmness in contrast to just saying, “calm down” when someone is highly stressed and has never practiced relaxation exercises.
• A relaxtion protocol that is key to calming fearful, reactive dogs and excellent as a foundation for all dogs and puppies
Once your dog is practicing “Doggy Yoga,” and/or the Relaxation Protocol, your relationship as well as his or her demeanor and overall well-being is enhanced..
“the Relaxation Protocol has been wonderful for our dog. Sophie is a rescue, very fearful and reactive. Tamra’s work with her is amazingly effective. Sophie loves the calm praise, and she really visibly relaxes. A great program!” ~ Barbara Bennett
Tamra Temple, owner of Service Dog Mentors, LLC and Dogmentors.com is a trained naturopath (N.D.) and Florida LMT who owned and operated the first state licensed school for massage therapy in the state of PA. Her work with the disabled in service dog training and with fearful, reactive, and aggressive dogs always begins with a foundation of relaxation and fun for the dogs.

Maureen Sutton, LMT, AYU, RYT

AYURVEDA 101

1pm-2:15pm

Martha’s – 326 N Broadway

Ayurveda means “the science or knowledge of life”.   The roots of Ayurveda come from India’s traditional healing system dating back over 5,000 years.

Ayurveda uses a holistic medicine approach to healing including the physical, mental, emotional and energy bodies.  Using diet, medicinal herbs, detoxification procedures (Pancha Karma), yoga, meditation, astrology and gemstones, it is a system of health for the entire being. These ancient therapies and practices are still as valid in today’s world as they were 5,000 years ago.   Ayurveda is a natural approach that takes into consideration how the body functions naturally and how to treat it naturally, gently with love and respect.

Join Maureen Sutton, Ayurvedic Practioner in discovering more about this beautiful holistic medicine and how it can change your life.  We will discuss “dosha” types and how to care for your health with specialized diet and lifestyle recommendations. This will be an interactive presentation demonstrating foods and therapies you can do at home.

Maureen Sutton is a nationally recognized spa director, massage therapy trainer, yoga teacher and plant-based nutrition counselor. As Spa Director at the Chopra Center, she created, developed and trained the staff in delivering innovative signature spa treatments. She is a licensed massage therapist, specializing in Ayurvedic therapies.  She is a registered Yoga Teacher, certified Primordial Sound Meditation Instructor, Creating Health (Ayurveda Lifestyle) Instructor and certified in Plant-Based Nutrition by Cornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Foundation.
Maureen lived, worked, studied and traveled around the world in places such as Spain (attended the University of Barcelona), Europe, Middle East (worked as architectural draftswoman), Australia (resided for 14 years, worked in the travel industry) and Asia bringing a wealth of cultural knowledge and experiences from abroad.

 

Dan Lorimier

SUSTAINABLITY – FROM RECYCLING TO PUBLIC LANDS

1pm-2pm

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

How personal choices and advocacy move Sierra County towards a stable, sustainable future.

Dan Lorimier, a forty year resident and enthusiast of Sierra County, has been the Conservation Coordinator and Lobbyist for the Rio Grande Chapter of the Sierra Club since 2004.  Grassroots organizing and State Government experience along with ‘back-to-the-earth’ motivations are the context of this one hour presentation and discussion.

Melissa McKinstry

 CHAKRA BALANCING WORKSHOP
1pm-3pm
Studio de La Luz – 308 S Pershing St – $20
In this two hour workshop, we’ll go through each of the chakras, learning the impact they have and learning ways to use your own senses to bring each chakra into balance. We’ll spend roughly 15-minutes on each chakra and learn it’s balancing breath, chant, oil, foods, and yoga movements. All levels welcome.

Melissa is a RYT200 registered Yoga Alliance.

George Szigeti

THE INS & OUTS, UPS & DOWNS, PROS & CONS OF SOLAR

2pm-3pm

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

An informal discussion on using solar power in a residential or small commercial facility. Workshop will focus on answering questions, and looking at aspects of solar power that may not be discussed by equipment providers.

George is a retired employee of the Dept of Defense, with a MS in Geological Engineering. He is Chairman of the T or C Public Utilities Advisory Board, and the first person to interconnect a residential solar system to the City’s electric system.

 

Peter Pino

PETROGLYPHS – SYMBOLS AND INTERPRETATIONS

1pm-2pm & 3pm-4pm

La Paloma – 311 Marr Street

Peter will share his teachings and understanding of the symbology of petroglyphs.
Zia Pueblo Gov. Peter Pino said the petroglyphs are where life is sustained for his people, who long journeyed through this region. “It is used for the Spirit World of the Pueblo people to continue to exist.”
Sacred places, such as petroglyph sites, are deemed as holy and religiously important to Native communities of the Southwest and compare to churches, temples, and synagogues used by other groups of people. Native communities share the same basic rights to freedom of religion, life, liberty, personal privacy, and cultural respect, as any other citizen of the United States of America and these communities continue to advocate for respect of their history, culture, and religion through the protection of sacred places.

 

Sam Majewski

INTRO TO HYPNOTHERAPY

3pm-4pm

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

Learn how to use hypnotherapy to affect positive change in your life.

Learn how easy it is to create and strengthen positive and productive thought patterns. This is a unique opportunity to have all of your questions answered as well and and experiential window into the process that so many benefit from.

Sam Majewski, is a professional hypnotherapist and the founder of MindWorksNM, Clinical & Medical Support Hypnotherapy.  He is delighted to share the art of creating positive changes in life.  Sam has been studying the power of mind for years and has since mentored, taught and guided many people to experience life to the fullest.

 

Martina Hildegard

Self-Defense & Countering Fear

4pm-5pm

Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street

Fear sells and the response to fear cannot be to create more fear and polarization between people. Now, is the time to find inner strength and peace in being present with and for ourselves. Knowing how to stand for ourselves will help us to live upright. There is no age limit and you don’t have to be ‘in shape’ to participate. Come as you are and wear comfortable clothes where you can sit down in the grass. Open to everyone, not only for women.

Martina Hildegard began self-defense training when she was 20 and has done various styles of martial arts over the years. She has worked with diverse groups, and is now certified by the American Women’s Self Defense Association (AWSDA).
Cathy Lacey
RECYCLING DEMONSTRATION 
5pm-6pm
Healing Waters Plaza – 300 Daniels Street
The self proclaimed “Queen of Recycling” Cathy Lacey will take a random bag of trash and proceed to demonstrate, live, just how much of what we throw away can be recycled. This is a highly entertaining and enlightening demonstration, that has inspired many people to become recyclers.
Cathy was born 76 years ago in St Louis, MO.  After growing up in Phoenix, she had 3 children, one grandson who passed away and another who is close to 40 with 3 children of his own which means Cathy is a Great-Grandmother. She worked for GE, eventually retiring from GM after 20 years of hard labor.  Cathy is a Proud United Auto Worker.  After moving to Truth or Consequences in 2003, Cathy became a member of the T or C Recycling Committee. Recycling is her passion.

Crista Chavez & Sam Majewski

CHAKRA INSPIRED YOGA 

5pm-6:30pm

Mothership Yoga Lounge –  500 Austin Street
Alignment based exploration of chakras and their involvement in various poses.

A working model to set up pelvic floor as a stable foundation for everyday life. We will explore the discipline of freedom. Please join us and move your body with intent, alignment and purpose! All Levels welcome

Crista Chavez has been teaching in Albuquerque since 2010. Her teaching background is a combination of raja yoga, vinyasa, restorative, yin yoga, yogalatis and pranayama. Her teachers have all been gentle and firm while encouraging discovery and growth. Crista’s style is playful and gentle while encouraging her students to find new edges in the extension of their asana and the creation of space in their lives. Crista’s wish is to guide students through yoga to stay healthy, limber, strong and young both inside and out.

Sam Majewski, is a professional hypnotherapist and the founder of MindWorksNM, Clinical & Medical Support Hypnotherapy.  He is delighted to share the art of creating positive changes in life.  Sam has been studying the power of mind for years and has since mentored, taught and guided many people to experience life to the fullest.
Henna Tattoos For Kids! By Wildflowers Art From the Start

6pm-9pm

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.
 Rebecca Speakes 
Rebecca has been a Reiki Master for 15 years. Reiki energy is Universal Energy. A Reiki practitioner directs Universal Energy into the person or other living entity for a healing or restorative effect.
 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.

Second Saturday Art Hop 6-9pm 

Downtown Truth or Consequences

Sunday, May 14th

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

Haruhuani Spruce

Sawmill Canyon Band

Yoga 

Sonia Delassi

PRANA FLOW

9am-10:30am

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

Sonia will share a Prana flow class suitable for all levels of experience. Emphasis will be on the energy of the breath, energy flow in the body and movement, and embodying the energy qualities of our surrounds (i.e. the desert and the healing waters).

Having a bit of a gypsy spirit Sonia has lived and travelled in many parts of the globe. About a year ago a strong wind blew her and her precious little family into Truth or Consequences where they are sinking some roots into this eclectic and magical little desert town. Sonia is gratefully and passionately sharing various yoga classes in and around town, she is very much enjoying being a piece of the growing yoga community. Sonia has been exploring yoga since her teens and teaching since 2003.

 

Mary Kinninger Walker
LIVE SCULPTURE CREATION
10am-12pm
Healing Waters Plaza & Sims Street

Muralist and metal sculptor Mary Kinninger Walker has enlivened downtown Truth or Consequences with her whimsical public art. Now, she will create a found-object sculpture specially for the delight of Hot Springs Festival goers.

Visiting a friend recently, Mary spied a 14-foot-long length of rusty and twisted wire fence and instantly fell in love. The friend gave the discarded fencing to Mary and, even more providentially, transported it to Mary’s home. This charmingly irregular grid will be the superstructure for the work of art that Mary, a graduate of San Diego State University, will create over the weekend before our eyes.
Mary, who made a native basket as a fifth grader that won a countywide prize, has been entranced with color and patterns and the refraction of light ever since. She conceives of her Festival piece as an altar. While intending to use clear and green bottles and mirror fragments as her primary adornments, she is open to incorporating into the altarpiece objects presented to her by onlookers. In other words, bring small stuff and bottles (cobalt blue are her favorite) to her live-art sessions on Saturday and Sunday.

If your “offering” feels right to this intuitive artist, she will use it. The results promise to be as surprising and magical to the altar’s creator as to those observing Mary Kinninger Walker create a thing of beauty from items others no longer value or have thrown away.

 

Keynote Speaker

Chas Perry

ECOSOMATICS AS AN ECOLOGY OF HEALTH

11am-12pm

Visitor Center – 301 S Foch Street

I hope to share some of our experiences and intentions here in  T or C.  As we participate in developing the theme of EcoSomatics as an Ecology of Health, we are very grateful for the history of this place and the healing environment it provides.  

With a BA in Philosophy, Chas began his studies in Cranial Osteopathy and Somatic Psychology in 1972 and received his Ph.D. in Psychology. He started studying Upledger CranioSacral Therapy in 1988 and joined The Upledger Institute in 1994, as a clinician and international instructor.  Chas, with his wife Kat Perry, established Integrative Intentions, LLC, which is involved with the Upledger Institute teaching, organizing and conducting therapy programs. The Integrative Intentions Center is the first official Upledger Affiliated Clinic, offering Upledger CranalSacral Therapy, classes and programs.

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.

 

Field Trip to 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.Upcoming events include a Songwriter’s Intensive, a Writers’ Retreat, an English Immersion Camp, a Yoga/Meditation Retreat and an Acoustic Music Camp.

Other Activities:

Hot Springs Tours

Departing from Lee Belle Johnson Visitor Center at 10:00am and 4:00pm, Saturday, May 13th and again at 10am Sunday, May 14th.  Each tour 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.

Recycled Art Show

Friday, 9am-5pm  – Saturday, 9am-9pm – Sunday, -Noon -5pm

Geronimo Springs Museum – 211 Main St

Springs Museum – 211 Main St

Free Well Water Testing

PRIVATE WELL WATER QUALITY TESTING

Saturday May 13th 10am – 2pm

Healing Waters Plaza

NMED and NM-DOH will be offering up to 100 free water tests for private wells serving homes not connected to a public water utility to residents of Truth or Consequences and surrounding communities in Sierra County during the Hot Springs Festival.

Tests Include:

  • Electrical Conductivity
  • Sulfate
  • PH
  • Nitrate
  • Fluoride
  • Arsenic
  • Iron

How to collect water sample:

  • Fill a clean glass or plastic container, without any strong odors, with at least a quart or liter of your well waer.
  • Collect the water before it runs through any water treatment/filters such as an R.O., a carbon filter, or a water softener.  If the home has a whole house filtration system, collect the water at the well head.
  • Let the water run 2-3 minutes before collecting the sample.
  • Fill the container with the water as close to the time of testing as possible.

At the event, we will be collecting information about your well including well coordinates, well depth, depth to water, well casing material (i.e., steel or pvc) and distance from well to the nearest septic tank/leachfield system. All information is Voluntary.

For information: (505)827-1046 – http://nmtracking.org/water

River Rafting

Whitewater Weekends

Film Festival

Soak in the Hot Springs

Blackstone Hot Springs

In celebration of the Hot Springs Festival, Blackstone will be offering all of  their walk-in baths for only $5 per person!  This offer only available on Friday, May 12th and Saturday, May 13th between 9am-4pm

Walk-Ins Only!

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

Proud Sponsors:

Sierra County Sentinel, Tor C Brewing, The Bountiful Alliance – Moore & More, Bullock’s ShurSave Supermarket, Herald Publishing, Riverbend Hot Springs, Chamber of Commerce of TorC & Sierra County, La Paloma Hot Springs & Spa, 7he Center,Pelican Spa Martha’s, Mothership Yoga Lounge, Sierra County ART’s Council, Firewater Lodge, Latitude 33, Fast Stop, Dust & Glitter, Studio de La Luz, City of TorC


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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