One of our herb and tool vendors.
The Sacred Altar at Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar carries Ritual tools for transformation. Featuring sacred blessing herbs for smudging, ritual incense blends, cauldrons, pendulums, exciting prints, altar boxes, and more.
Another of our wonderful vendors!
Christina Countryman brings Adorn Your Doorway and Adorn Your Wardrobe, unique origami artwork and handbags made from upcycled materials. Her efforts benefit specific artisans in a rural community in the Philippines who now struggle with lack of livelihood after the devastating super-typhoon Haiyan demolished the coconut groves which are the natural basis of their economy. In addition, the materials collected by a relative in Manila and shipped by bus to the province would otherwise clog city streets and waterways as litter. With Adorn Your Doorway, all proceeds are funneled directly into improving the ability to provide the artisans a living wage and other vital support. Christina’s time is a donation. ETSY.com/shop/AdornYourDoorway
Kava is an ancient plant from the South Pacific islands which has been used ceremonially, medicinally, and socially for thousands of years. A gift of our Mother Earth, Kava contains divine and nourishing wisdom, holding close the awareness of Nature and Spirit. The Kava ceremony is a celebratory community gathering of goodwill with participants joining together in circle to share in the relaxing and uplifting properties of the earthy tasting Kava tea, prepared from the ground root of the Piper Methysticum plant steeped in cold water and served in a coconut shell.
In ceremony participants become introspective, thoughtful, and more connected to their truest selves while also experiencing a deeper more empathetic connection with others. Kava helps to initiate clarity of mind while also opening to the deeper connections of spirit, calming nervousness and social anxiety. Each individual participating in ceremony is given an opportunity to share and reflect their feelings within the community circle.
When used in ceremony and ritual Kava has the ability to set in motion and help to manifest the sacred union between the human Spirit and Nature. Kava can be used as a tool to help facilitate community discussions as well as in ceremony and in deepening ones ritual practices.
Leading the Kava ceremony for the Ninefold Festival is Judi Galgoczy of Sacred Root Kava Lounge & Tea Bar, located in Ithaca, NY.
Another one of our amazing vendors:
Wise Women Rise is a women’s whole health collaborative rooted in the Divine Feminine, offering empowering workshops from childbirth to Yoni steaming as well as monthly Red Tent and seasonal Goddess circles. Individual services include massage and Reiki plus coaching with the goal of being comfortable in your own skin. For more information see wisewomenrise.com
Tracy creates ceramic finger labyrinths in a ritual setting with focused intention and healing energy. Each piece is a handcrafted, sacred tool designed to aid the user on their path to healing and wholeness. She also offers other ceramic spiritual tools such as smudge pots, rattles and offering bowls, all with labyrinth designs. For more information and to see a sampling of Tracy’s wears, please visit her website at http://www.onepathlabyrinth.org. Tracy is also one of our workshop presenters who will be creating a walking labyrinth for us.
Would you like to vend at the Ninefold Festival? Please see our Vendor Application page for more information.