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Experiences

Appalachian Harmonies:
A Musical Journey Through Time - 35$

Step into the heart of 'Appalachian Harmonies: A Musical Journey Through Time,' a transformative experience that weaves together the vibrant threads of Appalachian culture and history. Immerse yourself in a single, all-encompassing workshop where the ancient folklore of ballads and folksongs unfolds alongside narratives of resilience, protest, and the enduring spirit of the mountains. This workshop is one hour and fifteen minutes long. 

In this immersive experience, learn, sing, and explore the captivating tales and melodies of the West Virginia Mine Wars, resonate with original compositions echoing the soul of Appalachia, and delve into the profound significance of hollering. Engage in the rhythmic pulse of Appalachian ballads, traverse the diverse landscape of mountain songs, and feel the power of movement and protest songs that have echoed through time. From the sacred tones of Shaker songs to the stirring anthems of coal and coal wars, every aspect of this workshop is designed to transport you through the ages.

This comprehensive experience is a musical odyssey, where the collective harmonies of group songs blend seamlessly with the foot-stomping energy of work songs, creating an unforgettable journey into the heart and soul of the Appalachian heritage. Join us in 'Appalachian Harmonies,' where each note resonates with the untold stories of these majestic mountains.

Taught By: 

Saro Lynch-Thomason has taught and toured as a musician and historian, performing at venues ranging from 3,000-person college symposiums to grade-school classrooms and traditional music camps. Saro offers in-person and online workshops on topics including Southern Appalachian ballads, work songs, Southern movement songs, Shaker songs, labor struggles, hollering traditions, badass women in folksong, and more. She performs original and traditional material as a solo artist and as part of her Celtic band Émigré.

Mountain Remedy: An Appalachian Apothecary Workshop - 25$

Step into the world of traditional healing rooted in the Appalachian mountains with "Mountain Remedy." This immersive workshop experience invites you to discover the age-old art of the Appalachian apothecary. Journey through the aromatic notes of native herbs, the textures of handmade remedies, and the wisdom passed down through generations. In this hands-on workshop, you'll explore the medicinal properties of mountain flora, guided by the ancestral knowledge of Appalachian herbalists. Learn the craft of creating natural remedies and potions that have been cherished in these hills for centuries. From soothing balms to fragrant teas, immerse yourself in the therapeutic alchemy of Appalachia. The workshop not only provides practical skills but also connects you with the spirit of the mountains, fostering a deep appreciation for the natural remedies that have sustained communities for generations. Join "Mountain Remedy" to blend the past with the present and embark on a journey of holistic well-being inspired by the Appalachian apothecary tradition.

Taught by: Lainie Tipton

Appalachian Tales: A Folk Story Meditation - 25$

Embark on a meditative journey steeped in the rich tapestry of Appalachian folklore with "Appalachian Tales." This immersive experience invites you to breathe in the essence of ancient mountains and listen to the whispers of stories passed down through generations. Through guided meditation, immerse yourself in the mystical narratives of Appalachian folklore, where each breath carries you deeper into the heart of these enchanting tales. Feel the rhythm of the storyteller's voice weaving through the misty valleys and rugged peaks, as you connect with the wisdom of the land. Let the gentle melodies of traditional mountain instruments and the rustling of leaves transport you to a place where the boundaries between reality and myth blur, allowing you to find tranquility within the timeless tales of Appalachia. Join this meditative exploration, where the spirits of the mountains guide you through a journey of inner peace and connection with the soulful narratives of the region.

Taught by: 

Meet Kara Bailey, a globally certified Acro Yoga and Meditation instructor whose passion for creating transformative experiences sets her apart. With a commitment to fostering connection and well-being, Kara leads numerous classes throughout the year at festivals across the country.

For Kara, it's not just about teaching yoga and meditation; it's about curating an immersive journey. Specializing in guiding participants to embrace the unique atmosphere and sense of community at festivals, Kara ensures that every session becomes a memorable exploration for both the mind and body.

Step into Kara's classes and discover the harmonious blend of movement, mindfulness, and festival spirit. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a newcomer, Kara Bailey invites you to join her in a transformative experience, where each session becomes a vibrant celebration of wellness and connection. 

Broomstick Boogie - 35$

Broomstick Boogie: Enchanting Appalachian Bessom Making Extravaganza! Join our mystical instructors as they reveal the ancient secrets and captivating stories behind the art of crafting your very own traditional besom. The workshop offers a spellbinding experience with materials sourced straight from the mystical forest – natural fibers, enchanted wooden handles, and other magical ingredients await your creative touch.

 

Release your imagination and conjure a personalized besom, choosing from a delightful array of magical materials and hues. Connect with the spirits of the ancient forest as you craft a tool that has been a conduit to magic in Appalachian culture for generations. Share enchanting tales and laughter with fellow spellbinders, creating a sense of camaraderie and connection to the mystical tradition.

 

Leave the workshop with a tangible token of your enchanting experience – a handcrafted Appalachian besom that carries the magic of the event. Whether proudly displayed or used for mystical purposes, it's a magical memento from the whimsical journey. 

Enchanted Rhythms: Dance of Harmony Workshop - Free

Dive into the mystical cadence at Harmony in the Hollow with our Enchanted Rhythms: Dance of Harmony Workshop. Join us in a magical exploration of movement and music that weaves together fantasy and Appalachian traditions. Our experienced dance guides will lead you through an interactive journey where every step resonates with the enchanting spirit of the festival.

 

In the heart of the hollow, surrounded by the ethereal sounds of Appalachian music, participants will learn whimsical dance steps inspired by both fantasy realms and the rich cultural heritage of the region. Feel the magic in each movement as you connect with the energy of the forest and the harmonious tunes that echo through the hollow.

 

This interactive workshop encourages participants to express themselves through dance, fostering a sense of unity and connection with the mystical surroundings. Dance together with fellow festival-goers, creating a tapestry of movement that harmonizes with the enchanting atmosphere of Harmony in the Hollow.

 

No prior dance experience is needed – just bring your curiosity and a willingness to join in the Dance of Harmony. Immerse yourself in this fantastical experience and let the rhythmic magic of the hollow guide your every step.

Owl Whispers: A Magical Encounter Workshop - Donation Based

Experience the enchantment of the feathered realm at Harmony in the Hollow's Owl Whispers: A Magical Encounter Workshop. Delve into the mystique of these majestic creatures as you embark on a unique adventure in owl interaction. Presented in collaboration with a local owl rescue, this workshop offers festival-goers a rare opportunity to connect with and learn about these captivating birds of prey.

 

Under the guidance of knowledgeable handlers, participants will be introduced to rescued owls, each with its own tale of survival and resilience. Feel the gentle brush of feathers as you get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Learn about their habits, habitats, and the crucial role they play in the delicate balance of the natural world.

 

The workshop aims to promote awareness and understanding of owl conservation while providing a magical experience for attendees. Through this close encounter, participants can witness the beauty and grace of these rescued owls and gain insights into the efforts taken to protect and rehabilitate them.

Shadows Unveiled: A Journey of Self-Discovery Workshop - 25$

Embark on a transformative journey within at Harmony in the Hollow's Shadows Unveiled: A Journey of Self-Discovery Workshop. This workshop invites you to explore the depths of your inner world through the ancient practice of shadow work. Led by experienced guides, this introspective experience aims to illuminate the hidden aspects of the self, fostering personal growth and self-awareness.

 

Participants will engage in a series of guided exercises and reflections designed to bring to light their subconscious patterns, fears, and unexplored emotions. The metaphorical "shadow" represents the concealed aspects of the psyche, and this workshop provides a safe and supportive space to confront and integrate these elements.

 

Through the art of shadow work, attendees will gain insights into the roots of their behaviors and thought patterns, empowering them to navigate life with a deeper understanding of themselves. This immersive workshop encourages self-reflection, introspection, and healing in an atmosphere of acceptance and non-judgment.

Appalachian Charm Crafting: Bottle Blessings Workshop - 25$

Immerse yourself in the enchanting traditions of the Appalachian hills at Harmony in the Hollow's Bottle Blessings Workshop. Step into the world of Appalachian charm crafting, where each jar becomes a vessel for blessings, intentions, and the magic of the mountains. Join our skilled artisans as they guide you through the art of creating your own Appalachian charm jar.

 

In this workshop, participants will explore the significance of mountain folklore and traditional practices that infuse everyday items with purposeful energy. Craft your personalized bottle blessing using locally sourced materials and imbue it with intentions that resonate with the spirit of the Appalachian culture.

 

Learn the sacred meanings behind various herbs, stones, and symbols, and discover how to harmonize them within your bottle blessings. This hands-on experience encourages participants to tap into the rich heritage of the Appalachians, creating tangible reminders of the magic that flows through the hills.

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