Asia Dorsey & Regenerate Change
Natural Building Panel
Sponsored by The Off Grid Guru
Local Food Panel
Sponsored by The SLV Seed Exchange
Micah Roseberry – Micah Roseberry has been an organic farmer and educator for over 25 years. She founded the Farmhouse Café and Bakery in Taos, NM, the Taos Farm to School Lunch Program, and the Rios Del Norte Farmer & Rancher Coop, which supports local ranchers and gets their beef and lamb directly to local families; and Taos Community Farms CSA which serves over 50 families and aggregates food from over a dozen area farmers.
Pharmer Bob – founder of Beyond Organic, farmer and food sovereignty advocate.
Dr. Devon Peña – Dr. Peña is a biodynamic farmer, seed saver, plant breeder, and philanthropist. He is Founder and President of The Acequia Institute (TAI), a Colorado-based non-profit foundation dedicated to supporting the environmental and food justice movements. He manages the Institute’s 181-acre acequia farm in Viejo San Acacio under a conservation easement with Colorado Open Lands. Since 2006, TAI has provided more than $180,000 in direct-to-producer grants, scholarships, fellowships, and support for acequia and other traditional and Indigenous farmers and their children. In December 2021, TAI was awarded a $1.5 million grant from The Colorado Health Foundation for ia two-year “San Luis Food Sovereignty Initiative” which includes the restoration of the historic R&R Market (est. 1857), now the San Luis People’s Market, and its conversion into a community food cooperative, mutual aid center, and food sovereignty incubator.
Liza Marron – Liza Marron is one of the founders of the San Luis Valley Local Foods Coalition. The Coalition works to foster an equitable local food system with an incubator farm on the Rio Grande and an aggregation and distribution food hub serving regional producers and families. Liza is a community organizer inspired by her belief that solutions to societal problems will be created and activated at the grassroots level. She helped form Saguache County Sustainable Environment (ScSEED) and serves as its chair. She lives in a newly empty nest in Saguache with her two horses, two dogs, a cat, her chickens and her bike.
Amanda Laban – Amanda Laban has served as the Colorado Land Link Director since 2021. Under her leadership, Land Link has expanded its programming outreach and increased its landowner and land seeker engagement across the state. The Colorado Land Link program serves as a model to other institutions and organizations across the southwest region. With a background in many parts of the food system, including restaurant management, food hub distribution, vegetable farming, and value-added product marketing, Amanda has both the experience and awareness of seeing both the big picture and the nitty gritty of improving local food systems. She is honored to join the panel of local food system luminaries at the 2022 Crestone Energy Fair.
Water & Sanitation Panel
Sponsored by Mindful Land Use Solutions
- Shawn King – Moderator
- Donovan Spitzman – DIY compost toilet system with pasteurization and fecal solids mitigation stages.
- Nick Chambers – biodigesters
- Jeffrey DeMers – regulations and basic science of aerobic/anaerobic processes
- Tylor Berreth – mushroom and plant bioremediation of waste.
- Matt Evers – grey water systems for household water re-use, especially in an earthship context.
with Dr. Kim Engard
- Matthew Duffy of SPORE
- Annie Pace of Shakti Sharanam Yoga Shala
- Laura Enzer of Mountain Laurel Apothecary
- Elzabieta Kosmicki of Enshin Crestone
- Brad Kahland of Way of Nature
SPORE : Society for Psychedelic Outreach Reform & Education
First, the SPORE team will discuss The Mycoalition, a coalition that SPORE launched in 2021 to coalesce community around upholding community values, ethics, and vision for psychedelic policy reform and medicine stewardship in Colorado. Then we’ll open up the discussion to explore how we can expand our mycelial network throughout Colorado and beyond.
Food Security Solution’s: Self-Village-Nature
I will discuss the importance of changing your mindset with the current times. The discussion will include taking points on self realization (need to garden), Village (creating a food network), Nature (learning how to wild harvest).
Edible and Medicinal Herbs of Colorado
Neurosculpting: Brain Based Meditation
Please join Mohan Ramprasad, CNSF, as he explains why meditation is essential for us in this particular time in history. Whether or not you have any experience with meditation, you’ll benefit from this presentation of Neurosculpting®, a five-step process for practicing self-directed neuroplasticity.
To illustrate why meditation is so important for us in our current times, he will mostly focus on the health benefits of meditation, but will also touch on how meditation can enhance our creativity, psychic sensitivity, and our progress on our spiritual path. Then he’ll will describe the five-step Neurosculpting® process created by Lisa Wimberger, founder of the Neurosculpting Institute in Denver. The end of the talk will conclude with a 5 to 10 minute guided meditation.Participants would need a place to sit or lie down.
Building Emotional Resilience for the Long Haul
It’s not enough to “don’t worry, be happy” when depression, anxiety, and addiction are reaching epidemic levels. Learn how the DIY neurological repatterning tool of Tapping can help you “build back better” when the madness of the world threatens to steal your soul. We’ll have an open discussion where people can share their emotional struggles, and Marcella will lead the group through rounds of Tapping.
Integrating with the Landscape
A 30 Year Reflection on Sustainable Living in the Crestone area My talk will go over my perspective of how we can more sustainably live in the Crestone area. One of the key components will be integrating with Nature instead of fighting with Nature. This includes returning certain keystone species to the area, namely the beaver.
Peter May grew up in Michigan, received a BS in Architecture, and has lived in the Crestone area since 1993, when he began building solar straw bale houses and greenhouses. His other endeavors include landscape design, forest and fire management, botanical alchemies, music, mountain guiding, meditation instruction, and Nordic ski racing, among others. He has been living off of the grid for over 25 years.
Aerial Class with Malana
Aerial Silks Training, incorporating strength, mobility and dance, trainer Malana Ramadei long time crestone resident, has been offering aerial silks to the community for 3 almost 4 years with the after school circus program, and personal lessons. Continuing to offer the youth more activities.
BodyTalk Your Brain
Learn a simple energetic technique to reset your entire nervous system and sustainably empower your health. This talk will cover the brief science and philosophy of energy medicine from a consciousness perspective. I will teach a simple BodyTalk technique to the participants to support nervous system balance, stress response and mental energy. This will be a 20 min experiential talk blending audience participation and technical learning.
Therapeutic Yoga Release
A yoga class where we experience feel-good stretches, mindful and intentional breathing, spiritual awareness and therapeutic release, all-the-while being serenaded by live music. We will talk about the principles of pranayama and yoga and integrate them into mental health therapy. Students will flow through a yoga sequence while I continue to share relevant information on how to release pent up emotions from various parts of the body.
Design Your Own Life
Discussion on generation Strategies and principles for value creation and designing one’s own life.
Energy Medicine and the Vagal Nerve
In this thoroughly experiential workshop, you will discover of how to self-regulate the vagal nerve, soothe the body, calm the heart and quiet the mind, on the spot, from the inside out and enter a noiseless subtle energetic flow-state of original knowing and original playfulness. This can be explored sitting in a chair, standing or lying down.
This Morning Flow will embody how to try softer in order to discern where our energy and attention belong. 50 minute class on Sunday Morning.
Hi! I’m Sierra Zuppan, mother of two wild, beautiful souls, Juniper and Lucy and Owner of Soulshine Wellness Collective. As an Integrative Health Counselor, I believe that food as medicine, subtle shifts in lifestyle, and a strong desire to learn are powerful tools for people to align with their highest, most purposeful lives. Through educational workshops, herbal medicine, daily mindfulness practices, and 1:1 counseling, I empower clients to take ownership of their health by partnering in an authentic commitment to change!
Creating Community Through Belly Dance
Belly Dance in the United States crisscrosses cultural and international boundaries. Creating community through the art of belly dance enhances our understanding of the world at a global and personal level. The Novel Nomads dance troupe is based in Alamosa, Colorado. We encourage continuing adult dance education with international instructors and participate in online classes offered by international instructors as often as possible. Our mission is to create community through the art of dance, by offering performance and participation opportunities for our San Luis Valley residents.
Returning to the State of Grace
in Emergent Autonomic Social Engagement
Through extremely simple exercises for self-regulation of the extra ocular muscles of the eyes, which can be explored sitting in a chair, standing or lying down, we can release hidden residual birth trauma and, also, reset the assemblage point of first person experience to flowing wholeness-in neurophenomenological perception. The Vagal Brake is the core primordial somatic function of the autonomic nervous system. Discovering how to cultivate self-regulation of the vagal brake through the extra ocular muscles of the eyes, is the golden key which opens the gates to the magical kingdom of nature. Awakening the phylogenetic patterns of reorganization, there is an effortless dissipation of the dominance of neural-sensory consciousness and its outward-directed insistence on a dualistic perception, a subjugation through Splendor. One naturally goes with the flow. Since neurophenomenological perception is our phylogenetic inheritance, it is already a part of our being and need not be learned. Its flow-state is directly accessible to first person experience.
There are five major phases of subtle energetic communication happening simultaneously in the living biological history of the Possible Somatic Human. They are prenatal, primordial, neural, quantum and radiant. The prenatal, primordial, quantum and radiant phases all have their being in an emergent ontological play of Vertical Causation, the causation of flowing wholeness, which is original knowing. This is the indigenous consciousness of nature, the state of grace, experienced as pure pleasure beyond measure. It is self-regulated by the vagal brake. Even the social relations are perceived and felt within this play of autonomic Self-Organization. The primary mode of the Possible Somatic Human is this flowing wholeness in autonomic Self-organization. Our neural everyday sensory consciousness has its being in horizontal causation, which involves effort, analysis and ‘self’ consciousness and is felt as a state of separation. The Vagal Brake Mudras are what human somas have been waiting for since the fall from grace.