Red Lightning 2016 Presenters
Red Lightning continues to be amazed and honored by the depth and breadth of knowledge and talent that shows up when we put out the call.
Our Camp mayor has been inspired by a new harmonious way of living through a lifetime of inner, family and business development. He has led teams in complex projects in the computer, aviation, construction and sustainable community development fields. Today he leads New West Homes, a modular homebuilder in California and the Red Lightning Theme Camp at Burning Man. He is developing Village In A Box, a complete open source design set for community development and the Regenerative Community Foundation, a financial resource to make these designs a reality. His mission is to accelerate the development of regenerative communities in the Western US
Through his leadership in creating GameChangers 500 (http://gamechangers500.com), a ranking of the world’s top for-benefit businesses, Andrew Hewitt has become a sought-after expert on what differentiates high performing purpose-driven companies. He has been featured in BBC World News, Forbes and Fast Company, lectured at the U.N. University for Peace and the Social Entrepreneurship World Forum, and supported innovative new companies like Zappos.com and century old corporations like Kraft Foods. When he’s not researching for-benefit companies he can be found on his bike in Encinitas CA, where he is leading the charge in building a model for-benefit community (playa inspired).
Question (aka Q) is a permaculture artisan, land tender, Steward of the Windward Ecovillage (www.windward.org), and president of Herland Forest Natural Burial Cemetery (www.herlandforest.org). He considers his home forest both a classroom and cathedral, a studio and sanctuary. He divides his time between developing dryland cold climate agro-ecological systems on Windward's marginal land, managing a small natural cemetery, and mentoring others as they forge partnerships with people and place.
Android Jones is an independent artist well known for his digital painting and projection art. He has projected on the Sydney Opera House and the Empire State Building and is continually pushing the edges of humans, technology, and creativity. A long time member of the Burning Man community, Android has traveled the world exhibiting his work and has shown art on 6 continents. http://androidjones.com
Ashley Johnson believes in the power of music, dance, story and song to facilitate wellness in a culture, vibrance in the individual and change in the world. She has studied music and dance since the age of 7 and collects songs and stories to share as she travels around the world with her family of 5. www.spiritdancesoulsong.com
Ayla Nereo is an internationally-touring songwriter, composer, and singer of beauty; often called "a force of nature," her lucid storytelling glides on a voice that hits straight to the heart. With an array of loop-pedals by her side, and a rotating cast of musicians backing her up, she layers her voice into sweeping harmonies and fiercely loving lyrical imagery, bringing us into a powerful music journey that unbinds the heart and deeply moves the soul. Ayla performs solo and with her electronic project Wildlight. http://aylanereo.com/
Corwin Bell founded The Bee Guardian Organization, a network of backyard beekeepers committed to supporting the health and welfare of honeybees. He has a unique connection to bees, with an additional dimensional awareness that is felt through his music as a pure, uplifting, inspirational medicine. He has combined his bee experience with Kundalini Yoga chants and mantras with the intention to awaken dormant cellular memories engraved into the subconscious through life experiences, media, culture and spirit. He combines these subtle connections to inspire feelings that kindle an alternative collective sensitivity, and evoke momentary realizations of an awakened self. www.backyardhive.com
As an internationally recognized speaker and coach, Destin inspires and motivates you to be a version of yourself that perhaps you never realized was possible, while providing the tools to help you get there. As host of "The Evolved Masculine: Redefining Sex, Power, & Success" radio show, Destin brings 19 years of direct study, training and active life experimentation to help you have better sex, deeper connection to your masculine power and understand women and most importantly yourself like never before. http://EvolvedMasculine.com/radio
Halcyon (JohnStyn.com) was the subject of an MTV documentary, won 2 Webby Awards, and hosted the NBC.com series, “Fears. Regrets. Desires.” He is the author of “Love more. Fear less” and has hosted the weekly “Hug Nation” show for over 15 years. In 2010, Halcyon founded the San Diego-based “1st Saturdays” homeless outreach program to practice Gifting in the default world.
Jade Fusco aka DMZL is a singer, multi-media artist, and director, creating art and experiences in the service of healing, authentic expression and bonding communities. www.thedmzl.com
Jess Magic Is a soul-stirring songstress, a heartist, a mistress of ceremony and a muse for today's generation of change-makers. Through retreats, workshops, programs and "songversations," she creates invitations for people to feel the joy (and vulnerability) of interacting with life from an open and undefended heart. A natural ceremonialist and facilitator, Jess creates safe spaces to invoke the courage and intimacy of getting to know ourselves and each other by freeing our voices and tapping into our unbridled creative expression. www.jessmagic.com
Jim Rennie has been doing transformational personal growth work with the ManKind Project since 2003 and coming to the playa every year since 2006. This workshop is not about him though. It's about you. What is challenging in your life? What do you really want, and what needs to change for you to get it? Come and be heard and supported on your journey. http://mankindproject.org
Josie Keys is a facilitator of Divine Feminine Embodiment and Igniter of the Flame of Mary Magdalene. A natural seeker, Josie has travelled all over the world and currently resides in Venice, California. She teaches internationally. Starting as a photographer, filmmaker, and graphic designer, she became a 5 rhythms dancer, Intuitive Astrologer and Fine Artist, and now embraces and embodies the Divine Mother in all aspects of Her Creative Expression. Josie helps transform the disconnected physical body and grounds into it the empowered, luscious, fertile expressions of God/Goddess that we are meant to be. http://tantricalchemy.com
Kathy Zwern, aka Glimmer, is a business coach that transforms managers into leaders. Using Law of Attraction and best business practices, she empowers individuals to become magnificent leaders that guide their employees with intelligence, heart and spirit. These emerging leaders are changing the world, one organization at a time. www.kazcoaching.com
Kiley Michele is an avid life and love enthusiast. She lives her practice and allows it to guide her through the changing tides and wild rides of this one human experience. It is an act of her service to share the yoga love with all beings so that they too may know peace, kindness and true love. Self love and self care start with you! Join her as we safely dive into the depths of ourselves.
Kishan Shah is a global teacher of Yoga and Meditation and practitioner of Ayurvedic Medicine. A headlining teacher of transformational festivals around the World, Kishan brings to his classes over a decade of teaching experience and love. His primary influences on the method of practice are within the lineages of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Sri Swami Sivananda Saraswati Maharaja; and through his living teachers Vaidya Parla Jayagopal and Gurukkal C.M. Sherif.
Leah Lamb is writer, transformational storyteller, and producer of immersive experiential events and rituals. Through ancient myths, archetypes and symbols, her storytelling is designed to engage the audience with understanding their own stories while examining and creating the new cultural paradigm and mythology. Her storytelling events are designed to build community, provide space for self-examination and are down right out of the box. Leah studied performance at The Neighborhood Playhouse in NYC and is an initiate of the 13 Moon Mystery School. She is based in the Bay Area. www.medicinestories.com
A permaculture and embodiment enthusiast who's committed to shifting from the fear-based power-over sheninigans to cooperative, mystery-loving, power-within awesomeness!
She creates sacred space for people to be present in their bodies, explore and celebrate the gifts/mysteries of sex, death, and menstruation, and heal themselves and our environment from the wasteful, toxic practices of mainstream health and "hygiene" practices.
Inspired by her experiences on dance floors around the globe, Lydia Marolda has devoted the past 15 years to exploring the use of dance, authentic movement and ceremony for healing and transformation. In facilitating her own evolution and that of others, she is assisting with the global shift that is happening. With the tools she has gained, she empowers and reminds others to embrace their body’s movements and natural intelligence to experience life to its fullest.
Magalie Bonneau is a visionary community catalyst and spiritual activist who’s been dedicated to unify, re-wild and activate the soul of community by weaving large-scale rituals and dances as a means to restore connection and raise awareness on the most pressing issues of our time. She is passionate about creating spaces where participants can unleash their spirit and receive insight about who they are. In 2011, she founded Dancing Without Borders. http://dancingwithoutborders.org/
Philipp Solay is a designer, artist, facilitator, dj, coach and global citizen. Facilitator of conscious movement in the Berkeley and beyond. Creator of sound journeys, art installations and meditation experiences.
Richard Power, poet, philosopher, yoga teacher, is author of eleven books, including Cauldron Yoga, Gaian Poetics and the Way of the Ancient Future. His Primal Reality series constitute a significant contribution to the emerging global wisdom tradition of the 21st Century. Several overarching themes frame his work, including our state of planetary emergency (e.g., the Climate Crisis and the Sixth Great Extinction) and the path of the evolutionary (e.g., altruism and sustainability as spiritual and existential imperatives, and the ascendancy of the feminine in psyche). He offers workshops, classes and private instruction in yoga and meditation.
Sonya Sophia is a Healer, Teacher and “Love Activist.” She is a Master EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Practitioner, with 25 years of experience in the healing arts and the Founder of The Sophia School of Living Arts. She produces and hosts The World Tapping Circle. http://www.sonyasophia.us/
Professor Stone’s work has spanned 30 years working with the cutting edge of technology. Deep into systems architecture, Neuronetworks, knowledge based systems and author of Discovery Server knowledge search. He has spent his career developing tools and businesses in designing systems to take ideas visions into digital form. He sees it as the time to begin the conversation about what this means and how it will impact our lives. With many deployments of technologies from internet to commence systems, he has gained a practical understanding of the steps and false predictions when technologies go from lab to commodity. http://blog.professorstone.com
Seah is a transformation catalyst, creator and activator of all things that shake the world awake. Surfer, conscious entrepreneur and wisdom sharer, Seah uses truth, love and vitality as her allies to elevate people to their potential in every transformational event she leads or tribe she inspires. She is a culture creator and loves love. She is the founder of NAI'A Project and the co-founder of many other beautiful initiatives on this planet. Her favorite office space: the ocean. Her mantra: Love prevails. http://naiaproject.com
Samantha Sweetwater is a Producer, Mentor, Priestess & Sacred Activist. Known and loved internationally as an expert in embodied transformation and leadership, she has initiated thousands of people over the last 25 years into the deep walk of living awake, alive and response-able lives. Respected for her wisdom, humor, laser insight, and no-bullshit scientific, historical and spiritual mastery, she creates media and immersive experiences to empower the emergence of Civilization 2.0 - a world that is all in for all of life. www.SamanthaSweetwater.com
Karpo found that he couldn’t succeed his way to happiness despite two ivy league degrees and a lucrative career as a venture capitalist and executive. Now he travels the world sharing top research into HOW to be happier, be more engaged and find more meaning in life. http://thehappinesscoach.biz/