Celebrated as NorCal’s premiere conscious living, music, and movement festival, Enchanted Forest Gathering creates close-knit community experiences within a fairytale setting of majestic Oak trees at Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, CA. The 2016 gathering showcases over 70 internationally-acclaimed live and electronic musical acts, including headliners Shpongle, The Polish Ambassador, Ayla Nereo, Hamsa Lila, PANTYRAID, Minnesota, Fann Fi Allah, Autograf, Lila Rose, Thriftworks performing atop four stunningly-constructed stages.
EFG also hosts a movement festival within a festival, with over 50 workshops in yoga, dance, movement, and flow arts instruction led by globally-renowned teachers including 2016 yoga headliner Suzanne Sterling, Conscious Living School’s Juan Pablo Barahona, and DJ FreQ Nasty (Darin McFadyen) and Claire Thompson’s Yoga of Bass. Rounding out the list of marvels to discover at the festival are over 60 educational workshops and forums covering subjects around relationships and sexuality, science and spirituality, permaculture and ancestral arts, as well as health, wellness, nutrition and nourishment. Also nestled in the forest is an interactive Kids’ Village with professional day care services, and an array of playful micro-environments to find magical moments such as the Crystal Dome, Nectar Temple, Tea Lounge, Comedy Stage, and Visionary Art Gallery.
Placing a heightened focus on maximizing participant comfort in as many areas as possible, Enchanted Forest Gathering boasts a healing sanctuary, dance floors made of foam, shade and chill zones provided for every stage with Kombucha on tap, trees providing natural shade for camping, delicious and healthy food vendors, and artisan merchants. Splash around in the on-site watering holes, meditate around the sacred fire circle, and relax in the natural splendor and beauty of Mendocino County – all within a safe, alcohol-free environment promoting a “Get saucy, not sauced!” policy.
To find out more visit the website www.enchantedforestmendo.com.