Envision Festival – Costa Rica 2016 Announces Incredible First Phase Lineup
Internationally renowned music and arts gathering Envision Festival – Costa Rica has announced a world-class first phase lineup for their sixth annual production, taking place on the majestic shores of Uvita, Costa Rica from February 25th to 28th, 2016.
Envision serves as a top destination for travelers from all over the world looking for a true festival of the future, encompassing a global culture, a sustainable permaculture movement, a spiritual gathering, and an appreciation of humanity and the planet. This philosophy resonates throughout the entire event, most evident in the expansion of the new yoga and movement village, and through the musical acts, which are derived from nine different countries, spanning three continents and representing a wide array of musical genres.
Headlining acts include a rare Central American performance from England’s forefather of psychedelic electronica Shpongle and California’s experimental world fusion favorites Beats Antique Live. Showcasing the lineup’s musical diversity, Envision rounds out headline billing with Berlin’s deep house favorite M.A.N.D.Y., the heart melting vocals of Colorado’s Elephant Revival, and a late night reggae set from St. Croix roots legend Midnite (under their current touring name Akae Beka).
Adding to the list of headlining musical acts are the sultry bass sounds of Grouch, Spoonbill, Dimond Saints, The Human Experience, Beat Fatigue and Envision six year alumni, Random Rab, who returns to deliver another world-renowned sunrise set in the jungle. Additionally, Envision is bringing a strong representation of the underground house world with Bedouin, Lee Reynolds from Desert Hearts, Tara Brooks, Atish, and Costa Rican locals Melissa O and Ivan Cespedes. Live band local favorites include Patterns and Sonambulo. See the flyer for the full lineup with more to be announced.
YOGA, MOVEMENT, AND HEALING ARTS
Envision’s inherent connection between sustainable living and the healing arts is undeniable. To celebrate and expand this relationship, Envision has curated an unparalleled lineup of top-tier yoga and movement instructors, speakers, educators, and artists to please those seeking to deepen the impact of their festival experience. Yoga instructors include best-selling author, international yoga teacher, and motivational speaker to millions Rachel Brathen, founder of the Goddess Yoga Project and world renowned instructor Sianna Sherman, internationally celebrated 5Rhythms facilitator, Amber Ryan, pioneer of the One Yoga movement in Trinidad and Tobago Troy Hadeed, and Classic Hatha Yoga master Marcos Jassan from Mexico City.
EDUCATIONAL CONTENT AND ART INSTALLATIONS
Workshop hosts include leading wellness expert David Wolfe, accomplished herbalist 7 Song, architect of the New Paradigm Astrology Cooperative Kaypacha, and Envision festival co-founder and resident permaculture expert Stephen Brooks with additional classes ranging from bilingual language classes and African dance to Tai Chi and biomechanical alignment. Accompanying the extraordinary 360-degree views that await attendees are equally awe-inspiring works of art created by artists such as,Carey Thompson, Zebbler, Tigre, and Living Space. More workshops and yoga teachers to come in the next lineup announcement.
As part of extended efforts to spread Envision’s Core Values, Envision is launching a series of Education Retreats where those who wish to expand their experience beyond the festival may continue to learn and heal. The first event, Embody, takes place February 19th – 24th in Uvita, just ahead of Envision. Details online at Envision Education.
Watch the Envision 2016 teaser video!
If you haven’t seen it already, the Envision 2016 teaser video by Pure Souls Media, showcases the beautiful environment and enchanting wonderment from the 2015 gathering. The unique Costa Rican backdrop of Envision provides a plethora of other opportunities for the adventurous traveler – enjoy surfing at sunset, trek to magnificent waterfalls, and camp in the lush jungles of the tropical landscape.
“I believe that by gathering in community out in nature, we create a rare opportunity for individuals to observe their value systems and inherent human motivations from a new or alternative perspective that is free of social conditioning. At a successful event, participants capture this moment and create from it a forever lasting positive impression.” – says Matt Siegel, co-founder of Envision.
Stay tuned for further lineup announcements and click here to get your 4-day Envision Festival pass! A limited number of tier 3 tickets are still available at $277 and the price will continue to increase as tiers 1 & 2 have already sold out.
Be sure to take a look at the newly updated Envision website for festival facts, travel tips, FAQ, and pre/post events for the 2016 gathering. For ongoing updates, make sure to subscribe to theEnvision Festival newsletter and connect with us on social media. If you would like to take part in shaping the future of Envision, please check out the participant submission forms, available now on the Envision Festival website.
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