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Lucidity Festival Opens Doors–and MINDS

April 6, 2016


Following on the heels of the amazing 3 day Lucid University, on Thursday, April 7 2016, Lucidity Festival opens to embrace those who venture through the gates with early arrival passes!

On Friday the Festival begins in earnest– and one of the first workshops offered is my 9am MAKE YOUR OWN MAGICAL MOUTHWASH in the Family Garden! Bring a cup so you can sample the mouthwash we make without wasting resources! (I will have burnable paper cups if you forget!) Bring a small jar if you’d like to take some with you! See the full schedule of Family Garden “Family Lair” and “Fairies Hollow” and other workshops etc here. Print out this one page pdf.

This opening culminates months and months of planning and artistic imagination and expression.

Musicians have practiced and made set lists, healers have focused energy and made schedules, yoga teachers have developed flows… and so much more!

Collaborators like me have created workshops, dragon’s tongues,


The pink silk satin remnant that I sewed to become the Family Garden Dragon’s tongue! go see it at Lucidity!

mushroom seats (a few are picture above!) shade structures, stages, book nook shelves, and more so that all may enjoy the experience of this transformational festival.


Believe me, unless you were on the build crew like we were, you’d have NO IDEA how much goes into making this festival! I wish I had a photo of my husband lugging the HUGE letters that spell out LUCIDITY to get loaded onto the truck!

My friend Katie Sue is looking forward to chasing this sound healer Shane Chunephisal aka “Thunder” around the festival– he’s offering several healing sound workshops.

There is SOOOO much to do and experience and learning and see! See the full Lucidity schedule here.


The Live Oak Festival site is full of sweet spots for repose and reflection as well as creativity and dance!

One area of repose is a Book Nook or “Little Free Library.” Bring books to leave or share with others or just hang out and read! Take a book and/or leave a book!

And even though cold weather (low 60s during the day and 50 at night) with rain is predicted for the Live Oak Campground area, there will be plenty of shelter… I would know as I have seen huge bolts of cloth in Rosel Weedn’s workshop whittled down as they have been transformed into glorious rain and shade structures pictured above!


One of the things that I love most about Lucidity is the consciousness that goes into EVERYTHING. For example, boards came from a Gwen Stefani music video and steps and a stage came from the Santa Barbara Opera. The mushrooms used to be wooden “spools”. I love seeing materials that would have gone into a landfill become part of everyone’s festival experience and live on through the creativity of people like Rosel Weedn.

Remember: What you PACK IN you should be prepared to PACK OUT! 

Lucidity reminds you to BRING:

YOUR TICKETS!!! + MATCHING PHOTO ID Before you head out, make sure everyone has an electronic or printed version of their very own ticket. Log in to your Eventbrite account to make sure names are accurate. If you were lucky enough to get an early arrival, car camping, or RV pass, BRING IT.

CASH ($20 minimum) Every vehicle on site without a Car Camping Pass is subject to a $20 Environmental Impact Fee. Be prepared to pay this when you arrive. ATMs will be located on site during the event.

CLOTHES / undies / socks / shoes: No nudity allowed on site. We’re a family friendly event. Sorry folks. :)

COATS / HATS / SCARVES / WARM AND FUZZIES / RAIN GEAR: It’s pretty warm during the day but at night it can get awfully chilly, and although rain isn’t common, it’s best to be prepared for a nice April shower! NOTE: IT’S GONNA BE WET!! Bring rain gear! Buy a $20 poncho! Stop at the thrift store and get a fleece jacket if you don’t already have one!

TENT / Sleeping Bag / ground cloth / insulating pad

3 Trash Bags: Landfill / Recycling / Compost: In order to keep our beautiful site clean and be part of our mindful collaboration we ask that you Pack In & Pack Out! Let’s Leave it Better!

Onion or potato bags are IDEAL for compostables!

Reusable Water Bottle (or Camelback) / Plate & Bowl / Utensils. Help us end single use – be part of the solution! If you forget to bring your own, Lucidity Artifacts will be selling stainless steel branded water bottles, and bamboo To-Go-Ware. Also, bring a large reusable water container for your campsite.

Food / Snacks / Provisions Sample delectable treats from the food vendors carefully selected by Lucidity’s Food & Sustainability program for th eir commitment to quality, locally sourced and organic nourishment.

Learn more about: Mindful Feeding Commissary Pass. Enjoy Sustainable, Organic, Local meals with our closest crew and collaborators. There are only about 70 of these left available.  Join  crew in the famed Lucidity Commissary, known for delicious, healthy, and well-rounded meals. This pass gets you 5 (five) tasty dishes: Friday dinner, and lunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t fret if you have dietary preferences – we cater to all! All meals provided by Collision Cuisine.

LIMIT YOUR TRASH AHEAD OF TIME Unpack wrappers and eliminate all unnecessary garbage BEFORE you arrive onsite. Don’t forget that what you buy beforehand makes a difference too – let your dollars speak a world of change!

SUPPORT LOCAL STORES AND BUY IN SANTA BARBARA Lucidity has a deep commitment to supporting our local community. Our partnership with theIsla Vista Food Co-op has been runnin g strong for all 5 years of Lucidity! We want to share our favorite 43 year old community-owned grocery store treasure with all of you! Just for Lucidity Ticket holders, receive 10% off your purchase at the Co-op on your way to or from Live Oak! Just print this off this “know before you go” sheet or show proof of your ticket for Lucidity festival when you come to redeem your discount at the Isla Vista Co-Op!
Flashlight / Headlamp / LED operated anything No disposable Glow Sticks! They are toxic, can’t be recycled and really are against everything we’re tryin’ to do here. THERE WILL BE A NEW MOON! That means you can’t expect the moon to guide you –it will be DARK. Solar lights are the best! You can find the at Dollar Tree!

TOILETRIES / Medications
Environmentally safe soap/shampoo
toothbrush / toothpaste / floss
comb / brush / hair ties
toilet paper (back up)

Yoga Mat / Phone (alarm clock) / Charger Show up to workshops on time and ready. Or, unplug from the phone and bring a battery alarm clock instead! Looking for a place to charge your phone? Hook it up to the power of the sun at our solar charging station!


Charcoal / charcoal grills: This is part of the no open flame mandate. Feel free to bring a propane grill or camp stove.

FIREWOOD: Open flames are absolutely forbidden onsite. We will have a few bonfires with scheduled fire tenders onsite to warm up by. It’.,as for your safety and everyone else’s.

Fire Toys: We kindly ask that, unless you’ve been approved to spin fire at the event, you leave your firetoys at home. Thanks :)

GLOWSTICKS: Bad for the environment. Instead, bring LED or SOLAR anything. There are lots of substitutes!

Loving Furry Companions: Dogs, Cats, snakes, birds, lions, tigers, and bears…Oh my! are NOT allowed at Live Oak Campground.

Sound Systems: Leave the boom box at home. Please be considerate of your neighbors and don’t blast the car stereo either.

Vehicles – Recreational (RV’s) or a School bus: Unless you have an RV pass, or are carpooling with 30+ (in which case we would definitely pat you on the back and say “Well done!”) DO NOT BRING A LARGE VEHICLE OVER 18FT. There are no more passes available for purchase and you are not allowed to camp in our parking lots, it’s far away from all the fun anyway!

Vehicles Carpool with your friends and use our awesome on site shuttle service. Let’s work together to curb the amount of vehicles at Lucidity! Detach from your personal transportation vessel for the weekend, it will feel good.


Onsite Shuttle System All vehicles that don’t have car camping passes will be parking in one of two parking lots. This year, our shuttling system has been much improved to provide you with a safe and comfy ride into the event with all your gear.

Party Mindfully If you are ever feeling out of place and need some loving guidance, look for the Rangers roaming the grounds wearing khaki colored clothes. And remember while you are at Lucidity to cause no harm to yourself, no harm to others, and no harm to the land. We are fortunate to be able to gather under the beautiful oak trees – let’s leave ourselves and the land better than we arrived :)


How to get to Lucidity: From the 101 north or south, take Highway 150. Live Oak Campground is located near Lake Cachuma.

Need or can give a ride? Here’s how to find a carpool.



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