Envision Festival in Costa Rica is not your typical gathering of people in the jungle. Beyond the party and musical production, Envision takes a focus on sustainability, yoga, permaculture, art and open discussions as a global community ready to thrive - like the jungle - as a collective.
Being a part of the Montreal/Nicaragua based circus arts crew, Momentom Collective, we setup camp in the jungle for another year of growth, learning and laughs. Here is a photo journal of some of the experience.
Jasmin and Ori entertaining the lineup of early arrivals waiting to get the best shade spots to camp at the festival.
The nomad's objective to always be arriving.
The Momentom Collective jungle circus camp getting setup. (Photo by Therese Lowton)
When reknowned acro yoga guru, Whakapaingia, is apart of your camp...there's no shortage of people that will take flight.
Lazy afternoons beating the jungle heat in the shade of our jungle living room.
The final touches get added to the Lapa Stage.
The bamboo nest in the Village.
One of the Envision founders, Stephen Brooks, gives a talk on the power of permaculture.
A yoga nidra session enters the bliss phase under one of the two main yoga tents.
(Photo by Therese Lowton)
The communal lounge area and driftwood art makes for ideal siesta space.
Whaka and I dig in on the Krishna Cafe curry, eggplant fritters and mango chutney.
Sol Stage lighting up the night.
The Momentom Collective girls backstage getting reading to perform on Luna Stage (Evelyn, Therese and Safron).
Jasmin and Ori performing their acro routine on Luna Stage. (Photo by Therese Lowton)
All night snacks and shops open at the Village.
The world class surrealist exhibit of the Envision Gallery.
The jungle image was only visible from certain angles. Art by Makhno Mata.
Intricate 3D woodwork perfection.
Random Rab's infamous sunrise set at Luna Stage.
Sunrise apple party!
The market path to the beach.
You can't Envision without a little blue clay session.
Shedding the night's attire.
Afternoon sets at Lapa Stage.
Therese in full cat mode.
The crew hit up the Funk Hunters afternoon takeover.
The before and aftermath of our festival tent alter.
Until next year Envision.
Let's see if our personal growth can keep up the pace with your jungle.
For more information about the Momentom Collective's ongoing Artist Residency and April Retreat in Nicaragua click HERE. Come visit and play with us :)
For more information about my wild new book 'Tales of the Modern Nomad - Monks, Mushrooms & Other Misadventures' click HERE. The hardcover is now shipping worldwide but stay tuned for the eBook to be released this month!
Pura Vida a todos!
To get a feel of the fire of Luna Stage at night and the on stage performance of Momentom Collective, check out this sick video our good friend Dunks of The Funk Hunters put together of their set Friday night: