Weaving is an ancestral art from the pre-historic human age and a reminder to slow down the rhythm of Life.
In this workshop we’ll weave into creation the ceremony grounds for the PachAbuela Spirit Gathering. We will experiment with different styles of weaving like interlacing and dreamcatcher making and explore collective intuitive weaving to co-create a collective and communal art installation with impact.
You will learn about fibers, organic local material and how to recognize and transform it into yarn or weavable materials. Understand what is a loom and discover the universal metaphor in the weaving process - build your loom in the workshop from scratch.
Come with us to learn how to be in the present moment through art. Unleash the artist in you and connect with Pachamama's energy .
As a part of the course, you will join together in a Harvesting Ritual in which we harvest the material for our creations. In this ritual you will be invited to connect with the natural elements around you as you select the materials that catch your attention. This is an opportunity to slow down and be present to the abundance of mother Earth while celebrating the joy of the harvest as a metaphor for all the things we harvest our lives.
Also Offered Daily:
- 3 locally sourced meals
- Morning meditation & yoga Monday - Friday
- Meditation walk
- Creative flow
- Harvest ritual
- Fibers Story
- Fiber recognition and transformation / preservation
- Dreamcatcher weaving
- Palm weaving
- Interlacing weaving
- Art Installation
Facilitator: Selva Bhairavi
Selva is an Italian Visionary Weaver who works in Fiber Art and Fashion.
Her artwork revives ancient craft techniques, like backstrap weaving, basketing, palm weaving, botanical dyes and spinning natural fibers. She is dedicated to reviving the value of local plants that were traditionally used in local medicine and food, and brings back practices which were lost due to massive mono-cultivation.
Previously Selva worked in Milan as a textiles consultant for prestigious clothing brands. She now weaves with what she can find around her using exclusively organic and locally grown materials sourced in the locations where she creates her works of art.
In 2010 she landed in Guatemala and started to revive ancient weavings techniques, creating environmental fine art, stage design and large scale art installations for many international festivals like Envision, Symbiosis, Art with Me, Arise, Tribal gathering, Shambala , Ometeotl and Cosmic Convergence.
In 2014 she joined Cosmic Convergence production core team as the Art & Deco curator in charge of the building. And she also created the Cosmic Convergence Social Outreach program.
In 2012 She founded Conscious Convergence, a sustainable ethical brand producing clothing using indigenous textiles, and empowering local communities.
- Experience the magic and history of Ometepe Island
- Fresh farm to table food
- Spring-fed pool and lounge area
- Unleash the artist in you
- Connect with Pachamama energy
- Experience living in beautiful Eco-spirit community INANITAH
- Learn to work with natural materials
- Meet people from all over the world
- Cultivate new creative skills and techniques
- tent camping
- shared rooms
- private room
- over 80% locally sourced
- communally cooked meals
- communal kitchen access
- fast: streaming video
- meditation3-5 times per week
- yoga3-5 times per week
- plant medicine1-2 times per week
Getting here from Managua Airport:
You can also take a taxi directly from the airport to San Jorge. The cost should be about $50 to $60. If you plan to take a taxi, let us know in advance, and we can arrange for one to pick you up.
From San Jorge to Moyogalpa:
At the ferry dock in San Jorge, you will find that there are a variety of boats that can take you to and from the island. Some are small wooden boats (lancha), and then there are also the larger ferryboats. They run almost every hour starting at 7:00 am until noon, then there is a ferry at 2:30, lancha at 3:00, lancha at 4:00, and the final ferry at 5:40. Minor changes to the schedule happen frequently, so check online if you can. Otherwise, be sure that until around 5:30 there is always one coming. There are sometimes changes to the ferry schedule.
From Moyogalpa to InanItah:
A taxi costs $30 if you are traveling with more than 2 people in the car taxi drivers will charge extra . Many of the taxi drivers on the island don’t know where we are located and don’t have a car that can handle our road so to avoid complications it is best to contact us and we can arrange a taxi for you from the ferry. You can also call Norvin directly at 8831-6309 and he will bring you here for $30. If you decide to arrange your own taxi from Moyogalpa, have the taxi driver call us for directions and be sure the driver has a 4WD vehicle.
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