An opportunity to experience something new...

Our stallholders and guests present over fifty free
workshops and talks over the weekend..

Not sure who the presenters are? Want to know a bit more
about them? We've compiled some information for you so
you can better plan your Festival experience.
See below for profiles of some of our speakers...




Adam Barralett

The true Rock Star of the crystal community, Adam Barralet has been observing and living in tune with nature since childhood. Growing up amongst the bushland and wildlife of the hills in Western Australia, and residing in various locations around the world, has presented Adam with diverse opportunities to access extensive and eclectic teachings about the secrets of Mother Earth. All this knowledge he takes back to nature, with a crystal in hand and the moon as his consort, to rediscover the ways of old and how they can again be used to help us in this New Age. He has now established himself as one of Australia’s premier spiritual teachers, adept at working with crystals, along with essential oils, animal guides, tarot and astrology. Adam’s passionate, engaging and relatable style of sharing the magic of nature has helped people all around the world change their lives and reconnect with the blessing of nature’s gifts. Let him help you discover the secret messages that the universe eagerly wants you to hear.


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From 22 years of deeply and intimately exploring the harmonic matrix, through the Mayan Calendar, understanding through experience the enlightenment process, Vasumi shares her quest.

Revelations received over the past 35 years of diligently exploring the real and unreal, have enabled her to embrace a totally new paradigm, having its roots in the harmonic web of all of life. Her experiences with the Tzolkin, of the Dreamspell Mayan Calendar, have proved this foundation as the basis for living the experience of Natural Time. Time devoted to living a magical life of Synchronicity.

Saturday Workshop:

An Introduction to the Mayan Dreamspell Calendar and its harmonic matrix that reveals the cycles of the New Time. If you have always wanted to know what this is all about, come and hear from one who has followed its matrix as a day keeper for the past 20 years… You will be introduced to its inner workings and also have your place in the harmonic matrix revealed, which serves to enlighten your understanding of your purpose for being here at this time…


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I am a New Zealand mantra singer and love to play these healing vibrations
I find mantras the ultimate way to purify mind body and soul. It is instant.

Free your voice, quieten your mind, embrace the healing power of mantras as you open your heart and sing with us!

I have 15 CDs and am renowned worldwide.




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Michelle Cotton

Michelle allows Spirit & Ascended Masters to come through and speak with you directly about relevant topics, and Q & A.  Some people see changes in Michelle as spirit overshadows her, all people can feel the loving energy experienced in the Pure Vibration of  Divine Source.

Trance Channeling on Saturday and Sunday - check the workshop timetable for times.


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Janet Arthur
Intuitive Life Guide. Connecting people to answers through, Mediumship, Healing and Teaching. Gives clairvoyance at local spiritualist churches on a regular basis. Clairvoyance workshop this weekend.


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Dan van Wylich

Spiritual Development and Awakening
Dan has a gift for teaching the language of energy (different types, qualities and levels) to anybody, regardless of belief or background.

His background covers more than 30 years experience in healing and meditation.

His Awakening has revealed a new meaning of life.


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Donna Guy

Donna has worked in the field of spiritual awareness and self development for over 30 years. She is a gifted teacher who provides great insight and wisdom into all dimensions of life.

As an empowerment specialist and life counselor, Donna has lectured and facilitates workshops nationally.
She has a mission to assist in the empowerment of women and men everywhere.

Donna's psychic readers are professional, and work under the strictest confidence, making sure that you are relaxed and comfortable throughout.

Having a psychic reading is more than just predicting the future; it is a chance to gain a deep insight into your life, and for Donna's readings to provide you with spiritual guidance on any issues you may be struggling with.

Turn your life around , bring insight into your life and see it differently. Recognize who you are, where you are going and why.
Donna's readings are packed full of information, inspiration and motivation to move your life forward and to look at new possibilities.

The most practical and down to earth information you will be given in Donna's workshops: A look at a spiritual way of life, packed full of fun, humor with a touch insight you will not believe.

See you at my workshop.


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Sonya Yates

I just adore what I do, I love working with and for spirit and see it as collaboration and a partnership of equals. I am so truly blessed and grateful for all the support and love I receive from my guides and teachers in spirit.  My faith and belief in spirit is very strong and I have been able to hear and see the Angels since I was a very young child. The angels and my guides have been there for me through some very difficult and challenging times in my life and they have helped me accept myself as human with unconditional love, acceptance and humour.

I work as an Angel and Ascension teacher (Diana Cooper School, UK), a channel and voice for spirit and as a healer. My readings are beautiful, loving and bring insight and clarity. I also work with natural materials to create beautiful arts and crafts

I am the author of the book “Be of good heart” This book offers spiritual support for everyday life. It brings the most beautiful guidance for the human journey into the heart. This is a book about love and offers direct and profound love from spirit to you personally.

I am also a spiritual photographer and have a growing collection of stunning orb photos which capture the energy of Angels and spirit in the world. I love the energy of these beautiful beings of light and they have much to share with humanity and with us personally.


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Jan and Thomas Burke

Jan and Thomas Burke have been trained spiritual educators for a combined total of over 60 years. They have taught seminars and courses in the United States, London, Australia and are currently in New Zealand.

As certified consultants of the Spiritual Development College, they have given many consultations and readings; their main focus is showing other people how sensitive they are and how simple it is to communicate with Spirit.


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Rose Guy

Rose Guy is at the cutting edge of energy work creating a system for specific energy clearance that helps let go of what ever energies have accumulated. As well as this Rose channels suggestions for nutrition and lifestyle choices that will optimise wellbeing. Rose's background is wholistic having experience in counselling, teaching tai chi and nutrition. She has an M.A. in psychology, studied nutrition through the T colin Campbell foundation at Cornell and is very eclectic in her interests to do with well being. Rose enjoys the wide range of topics that she deals with.


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Kim Mehlhopt

Psychic Medium, Reiki Practitioner, Spiritual Counsellor/Teacher, Ghostbuster, Land Healer – and Singer! 

Free services provided include the SOUNDS LIKE SPIRIT Facebook GROUP: free daily support, and free readings on Thursday's.  Free seminars at Expo’s. Free Intuitive Angel Answers every Sunday on the SOUNDS LIKE SPIRIT Facebook PAGE. Also the SOUND ADVICE for SPIRITUAL SOULS show on SOC Radio every Wednesday from 10am to midday (with an interactive chat room).

Outside of this, you are welcome to contact me for paid readings, healings and all, either face to face, or distance.

Teaching is a joy, and I hold two weekly Development Circles, and occasional Clair Senses Courses, to help you explore and develop your own spirituality and the tricky questions, with a "hands on" approach.

Healing with music is a passion…

I am endlessly fascinated by my Spiritual Journey - and yours!


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Kori Reardon

Kori Reardon is a Life Coach, musician, marriage celebrant and co-founder of Heart Mind Health.

After a profound spiritual encounter twenty years ago, he has been on a dynamic journey of seeking and understanding.

He has given much guidance and support to many people out in the field of everyday life, which has led him to solidify that as his soul's purpose.

He speaks from a place of intuitive knowledge, encouraging the seeker to see between the lines of what we think we understand.


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Linda Dowsett

Healing Embrace

Linda is an experienced energy healer, massage practitioner, Journey therapist and also a medium for channelling healing frequencies from sacred light language. Linda has worked in the healing field for over 25 years, first as a nurse and then as a massage and energy healer practitioner. Linda will channel healing through light language from The Intergalactic Council of Light & Unity Consciousness, along with spiritual wisdom. These Celestial Beings come with love and healing to support your highest good. Awaken to your light and be uplifted.


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  Pauline Taylor

Pauline is an international healer, teacher, speaker and author who anchors light. "It is clear and pure with the great power of love. She is heart centered, which supports the high energy and bright light that comes, knowing it will be received, anchored and transmitted with an open heart and unconditional love. Her heart is a sacred bridge and what unfolds from Pauline’s work, from her light, is brilliance. Its effects have great upliftment in love for the Earth and humanity. " Kate Sparks, International channel.

Pauline has worked in many different countries to anchor this light and she returns to Christchurch this month to continue this light work. Among her work is a documentary film 'The Blue Jewel', a prize-winning documentary, which features a global meditation that anchored love and the intention of bringing harmony and balance to the earth at this very important time.


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Anne McCormack

Peacock Dreaming
Author, Photographer, Psychic Medium, Spiritual Healing Facilitator

Anne McCormack is a Nelson-based Author, Photography, Psychic Medium and Spiritual Healing Facilitator.

With the birth of her new book, Peacock Dreaming: The Wisdom Of Flowers, along with the Peacock Dreaming: Wisdom Of Flowers Oracle Deck, Anne is passionate to share with others the magic of plants and flowers and how they can be used to empower you.

She has been practising Spiritual Healing Facilitation in many forms for over 25 years both here and in Australia, and has conducted numerous workshops for organisations in Australia such as the NSW YWCA-funded Encore support group for women with breast cancer and the Australian Acting Academy in Brisbane, Australia.


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Linda Woodgate

I am a global educator, and intuitive life coach, combining  many other modalities to support people, places, and creatures to continue their journey of being the best they can be, for themselves, so they can Live, Laugh and Love their moments. My passion is to see, feel, sense the smile go from head to toe inside and out and the joy that that brings to all living things.


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Margie Hulse

Margie Hulse is a business coach, speaker, consultant, and Certified Facilitator for Access Consciousness. She has over 20 years of experience in the creation, investment, promotion and marketing of multiple successful businesses. Having worked with her family and others she gained financial security for herself, she loves to show others just how easy it can be to do the same.  


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  More Profiles coming...


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