We are honored to partner with the Zen Village of Coconut Grove to bring The Zen Village Tent, The Healing Arts Area & numerous movement workshops throughout the festival. During the festival you can experience a Zen Tea Service, workshops in various lineages of Yoga, Meditation, & Tai Chi, a Healer for your every need, Dance for Universal Peace, and more! All set to the rhythm of the ocean. Come, allow yourself to set adrift in this healing current.
photo by: Vincent Raffard
Master Chufei Tsai founded charitable non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations Zab Sang Institute, Heart for Humanity and Zen Village in Miami, Florida in 2000. With over 28 years of experience teaching and counseling around the world, she has gathered all of her knowledge and experience to develop a training program that can benefit people from all walks of life. In her educational practice and experiential training programs, Master Tsai integrates proven historical methods based on ancient wisdom, philosophy as well as other healing systems and adapts them for today’s world with a proven record of beneficial results that allows individuals to heal, restore, and maintain optimum psychological, spiritual, physical and environmental health and wellness.
The Schedule also lists programming at the Zen Village Healing Arts Area
The Zen Village Tent
Tea House – Zen Tea Ceremony – Art exhibition – Artists on-hand with their meditative artwork for sale – Gift shop with Articles such as Buddha statues, prayer beads, yoga mats, t-shirts, incense, candles – Reception Desk with reading materials & instructional guides
Daily Schedule for Friday – Saturday – Sunday
8:00 am – Incense & Prayer Offering
9:00 am – Blessing Puja
10:00 am – Tea Ceremony
12:00 pm – Personal Prayer Beads
3:00 pm – Chinese High Tea (snacks & live music)
5:00 pm – Protection Puja
6:00 pm – Tea Cocktail
1:00pm – Meditation For Beginners
1:00pm – Henna Tattoos
1:00pm – Drumming for Healing with Jeff Dean
2:oopm – Zen Living Workshop
4:00pm – Guitar Kirtan Performance
1:00pm – Dr. Love QiGong Workshop
2:00pm – Wheat Grass Planting & Food Sharing Market
7:00pm – Karaoke: 60-70 Realization Songs
Zen Tea Ceremony
Chinese traditional tea ceremonies can trace back thousands of years in history. The gift of tea has strongly embedded in Chinese culture. This ceremony is created by Master Chufei Tsai, who has over three decades of tea experience in educating people on how to use their five senses, along with mind and body, to bring peace and openness to one’s life. Experiencing a Zen Tea Ceremony can ease your mind, beyond words.
The Healing Arts Area
Friday – Saturday – Sunday from 10am-6pm
These modalities will be offered throughout the days: Reflexology, Shaitsu, Deep Tissue Massage, Yoga Massage, Thai Massage, Reiki, BodyTalk Healing, Prana Healing, Singing Bowls Sound Healing Meditation & more, see below for further descriptions.
photo by: Vincent Raffard
A natural healing art based on the principle that through application of pressure reflexes in the feet, hands, and ears, reflexology relieves tension, improves circulation, and helps promote the natural function of the related areas of the body.
A type of alternative medicine consisting of finger and palm pressure, stretches, and other massage techniques that help people relax and cope with issues such as stress, muscle pain, nausea, anxiety, and depression.
This type of massage relieves severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue; it focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles; often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity (such as athletes), and patients who have sustained physical injury.
Thai Massage is a system of massage and assisted stretching. It’s performed on the floor, and the client wears comfortable clothes that allow for movement. No oils are used.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Singing Bowls Sound Healing Meditation with Jed Shlackman
Jed is a multi-talented spiritual energy healer, musician, and holistic therapist who shares a great collection of bowls and the soothing, transformational sound waves from these beautiful instruments. Sound healing methods can foster deep healing and rapid transformation.
The BodyTalk System
The Bodytalk TM System is system of energy medicine that helps people confront limiting attitudes and belief systems, increases communication between different parts of the body/mind, and between the person and the outside world. It is a system of personal and spiritual growth, with a side effect of health care that has helped many who have not been helped by anyone else. Through a seemingly simple system of hand placement and tapping, BodyTalkTM combines and uses schools of thought including Western Anatomy and Physiology, Brain function, Chinese Medicine, Bio energetics, Medic Philosophy, Chakras, and Astrology, and Quantum Physics, according to what is effecting the patient the most, and what can help the most, at any particular space and time.
Certified BodyTalk Practitioners have gone through an extensive training and qualifying program of many hours of seminars, study, practice and testing to gain their title of “CBP”. Five Certified BodyTalk Practitioners will be present during the Grassroots Festival! Additionally, Bodytalk Access is a simpler system that uses some of the basic techniques and also shows tremendous results. This system can be learned in ONE DAY! – and is being used more and more in organizations, schools and hospitals, to help improve performance and healing. Come and try a treatment! www.Bodytalksystem.com
Zen Village Curated Performances
Silk Road Presentation
Anthony and Yasmine are co-founders of Yasmanth, an all-volunteer, youth-led 501 (c)(3) Non-Profit organization with the mission to preserve the world’s culture by exposing both the present and future generations to its history, dance, and music. They created Aurora Over the Silk Road, a project with a mission to share and exchange knowledge about the Silk Road, specifically Xinjiang, China – the heart of the Silk Road – along with the many ethnic cultures that make up this region. Tajik Dance This dance represents the way of life of those the Tajik people who reside in the mountainous areas of Xinjiang. Percussion Performance A presentation of the different Middle Eastern rhythms found throughout the music of the Silk Road performed on the Darbuka. Modern Uzbek Dance The story of the Uzbek dance tells of celebration, joy, and happiness. Percussion Performance A musical presentation using a frame drum from Xinjiang. Wishes: Classic Uzbek Dance A beautiful Uzbek girl dances to the singing melody of the birds. The twinkle in her eyes expresses her everlasting good fortune and happiness.
Saturday Zen Village Pavilion 12-1:00pm
Father and Son Martial Jiu Jitsu
William and William are father and son who have trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since the son was old enough to begin. The father has trained in martial arts for 18 years and has taught his son everything he knows about the Brazilian combat sport. In this performance they will portray many father-son lessons such as self-discipline, confidence, and self-defense in the form of Jiu Jitsu.
Saturday Zen Village Pavilion 1-2:00pm
Drumming and Digidu
For this wonderful show of talent, drummers get together and use their intuitive minds to synchronize with digidu prayer. Don’t miss out on this event as they will be sure to bring harmony and melody to the air with a breathtaking performance.
Sunday Sustainability Pavilion noon-1pm & 6-7pm
Healing Arts & Bodywork Practitioners
DR. GEORGE LOVE JR.
Dr. George Love Jr., Doctor of Oriental Medicine & President of 4 Doors to Dao, is a Florida licensed primary care physician, Board certified Acupuncture engaged in private practice Herbology, Acupuncture and Nutrition since the early 1980′s. In 1994 Master Lee conferred upon him the lineage of his family Qigong. He was given the name Zhenwu and made the 13th lineage holder of Long Qing Qigong. As the lineage holder he was asked to write a book and perform qigong healings that he called Meridian Qigong Therapy (MQT). The responsibility of being the lineage holder required him to teach and travel so that the formerly hidden knowledge would be securely planted in the West. Dr has written 10 ten books on Health and Nutrition from clinical experience, is a producer of the radio shows Of Mind & Medicine, The Natural Doctors, Your Herbal Medicine Chest and The Kitchen Physician. He is also an international lecturer, author and a Professor at three local acupuncture schools.
MELINA FRANK, LMT: Milina Franke is a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist who has enthusiastically trail-blazed a path of professional success, working such events as The AfroRoots festival, Backstage at Sublime with Rome, Vans Tour, and now Grassroots festival! When not providing exceptional service at various festivals and concerts, Milina can be found every friday night at Mystic Waters Kavabar in Hollywood, Florida or Mankind Spa For Men Downtown Ft. Lauderdale. Extremely relaxing and therapeutic, Milina’s massage style can be described as a flowing blend of both the east and west. Offering Deep Tissue, Swedish, Raindrop Therapy, Shiatsu, GuaSha, and Chair massages, be sure to stop by the Zen Tent and book your appointment today.
ANN HOFFMAN, LMT: Ann Hoffman is a skilled and gifted massage therapist, licensed in the state of FL since 1984. She works intuitively with many modalities she has learned over the years. Whether on a table, chair, or mat, she will help you to release tension and stress, allowing complete relaxation and healing to take place. Originating in the temples of Thailand, Thai massage is considered a sacred practice. Akin to assisted yoga and shiatsu, it is usually performed clothed, on a mat. Ann will be singing and playing music for us on Saturday as well!
LIZ MARTIN, LMT: Liz Martin, LMT has been a licensed massage therapist for 19 years. She uses her advanced skills in Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Reiki, The BodyTalk System and other modalities to aid long term healing for pain, stress and trauma. She is honored to be a volunteer for Zen Village, and to be singing on Friday as well as doing massage and healing during the festival.
KARMEN M.PLASENCIA, LMT: Karen M. Plasticine is devoted to sharing eastern wisdom and practices of Yoga, Massage and Meditation and has dedicated over a decade to this practice. She is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher with specializations and certifications in Prenatal, Childcare’s Yoga, Laughter Yoga, and Thai-Yoga Massage. Karen has countless hours of training with master teachers from around the globe such as: Gurkha Kanpur Sakhalin (Golden Bridge Yoga), Gaea Buddha (Synergy Yoga), Rod Striker (Pure Yoga), Mufti (Medic Conservatory), Medan Kathiawar (Founder of Laughter Yoga, Mumbai India) Master Sen Wu (Founder of Musical Q Gong, China), and Shaka Sakhalin (Founder of Radiant Child Yoga). In addition, she has a great deal of teaching experience in yoga studios, wellness centers, non-profit organizations, corporate classes and private clients for all-level/age classes. She is passionate about sharing this work because it has enriched her life and those of others. Her classes/sessions will be sure to leave you feeling restored, energized and peaceful. http://www.karmanandayoga.com
Ana Maria Pineda: Registered Yoga Teacher, Professional Astrologer, Angel Therapy Practitioner®, Akashic Records Reader and Consultant, Past Life Regression Facilitator, Reiki Master-Teacher, Hypnotherapist, Spiritual Advisor, Psychic, Intuitive Healer& a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. She combines her gifts and knowledge to provide workshops, classes & services. Driven by a love of live & passion to be of service, her mission is to inspire & empower others to recognize & trust the Light & power within so as to consciously create happy, prosperous & empowered lives. http://www.AnaMariaPineda.com
Belkis Galainena: Certified BodyTalk Practitioner, Reiki Practitioner, Matrix Energetics, Akashic Records Consultant
Ana Izquierdo: CBP – Certified BodyTalk Practitioner and Acupuncture student practicing in Miami.
Judith Rybicki: DOM, CBP, with training in Massage Therapy, BreathWork, Yoga, Ayurvedic Medicine, Western Herbal Medicine, Quantum Reflex Analysis, Aromatherapy, Bach Flower Remedies and Nutrition. Judith is a Parama BodyTalk Practitioner and a BodyTalk Access Instructor with over 25 years of experience in private practice and as an educator in the field of Natural Medicine. She speaks fluent Spanish and some conversational Portuguese. As a consciousness based energy healer, Judith helps people to heal at all levels making the connection between their physical ailments and their psychological and emotional holdings and beliefs which allows them to be released for good. From migraines to back pain, allergies to food sensitivities, hormonal imbalances, infertility, depression, phobias, trauma, accidents, digestive disorders etc., the effectiveness of using BodyTalk, Acupuncture and BreathWork, together with diet is a safe clinically proven way to change any imbalance in the body/mind.