Drawing without drawing - Free experimentation with various transfer techniques and others.
with Almuth

If you would like to draw and believe you can't draw, you are invited to get to know with a few techniques and tricks, to try out and to combine, and also give space for coincidence. Maybe the surprising results make you want more.

Almuth Lenz
Almuth was born in Hamburg in 1958. While studying medicine, she worked with artistic black and white photography. After her studies she discovered the color photography. Since 1995 she has devoted herself - besides the photography - to painting. Since 2002, her photographs are created more and more with the Camera Obscura. In experimental way of working, she combines analog and digital photography with painting.

 
 



Drumming and Body Percussion
with Kiran

After a warmup with body percussion and joyful rhythm games, we plunge into the sound of the drums: Loud, playful and funky - sensitive, gentle and earthy pulsating. With a lot of fun, creativity and curiosity, we improvise and play groovy arrangements.

Christoph Kiran Renner
has been teaching people of all ages in drums and creative rhythm work for 25 years. He loves to be a teacher and a musician, to inspire people with the variety and vitality of music.




Authentic Theater
with Indira

In the protected "stage" space we can trust the moment and give ourselves to the Now and to the natural flow of life. Let's play with music and neutral masks which enhance the expression and let the "personal" disappear. Be as you are, here any and all are welcome - even feelings that we do not perceive in our daily life or rather suppress, may be shown here and be experienced. It is a testing ground for intuitive and creative forms of encounter that arise from the moment in a space of silence, innocence and curiosity. To evolve from your spontaneous vitality in contact with others, which are unpredictable and unique.

Please wear loose, light clothing and bring water to drink.

Indira Ute Becker
has been fascinated for over 13 years by Fool, movement, improvisation, clown and playback theater, just the theater, which arises from the moment and free improvisation. She has been teaching for 12 years as a hospital clown in hospitals, mental hospitals and nursing homes. She has lived for eight years in the Open Sky House, where it provides theater regularly.


More information: www.authentic-theater.de



Singing Workshop
with Anna

In this workshop, you can freely and playfully discover the different facets of your voice. Together we will sing and make our inner and outer sound bodies vibrate through sound and vocal exercises in the group and with partners.

We look forward to all who would like to experience themselves and their voice. Previous experience not necessary!

Anna Heyberg
Singer, songwriter, VocalCoach. For more than 25 years she has encouraged people to release their vocal potential.



Meeting
with John David

With his characteristic humour and passion, John David expresses timeless wisdom in a simple yet profound way. The meeting is a chance to experience the joy and lightness that comes from simply being present, in the Now. These are qualities that greatly support the creative pursuits of the Open Day, allowing you much more freedom of expression in your creativity. In the meeting anyone is invited to dialogue and have a deeper meeting with John David. Wherever you are in your life situation, he meets you openly and clearly, guiding you to see what is standing in the way of simply being at peace inside yourself.



More information: www.johndavidsatsang.international



Sound Journey

Let yourself be enveloped by the sounds of crystal singing bowls, cymbals, monochord, Sansula, and other instruments. Follow the sound in the stillness of Being, from which everything arises. There, in the silence of your heart, listen to the voice of your Self. The deepest relaxation of your body, mind and soul will come, you will experience serene tranquility and inner peace by meeting with yourself, by becoming one with yourself and life, with the Divine.



Morning Yoga
with Damani

We will start with relaxation, you are invited to let go of your everyday life and be here and now. Breathing exercises will cleanse and empower your body, fill it up with Prana (subtle life energy) and calm the mind. The sun salutations, Surya Namaskar, are a sequence of Asanas (Yoga exercises), fitting to the rhythm of breath and will be the active part of this session. They help warming up and stimulating the body, mind and spirit. The following Asanas will stretch and empower the body in a gentle way. Our focus will be on awareness and building up body consciousness. At the end, deep relaxation will lead you into silence and balance the stimulated energies in your body.

Damani
I discovered my love for Yoga during an ayurvedic retreat in Sri Lanka. I experienced the soothing effect of Yoga on the body, mind and spirit. I could ease the pain in my back and resolve tensions in my body through Yoga. All my life I was into sports, but Yoga finally taught me to consciously feel my body and be aware of my needs and borders.
Yoga brought me back on the right track - the path to my true self. It's like coming home - A space to retreat and calm down, a space that gives me new power. It's my passion to share my experience. Damani is living since two years in the Open Sky House where she is giving regularly Yoga classes in the morning.




Tour through the current exhibition
of the FlowFineArt Gallery
with gallery manager Tara

Art has always played an important role in the Community. Our FlowFineArt Gallery regularly exhibits high-quality, inspiring Painting, Sculpture, and Photography, chosen to come from professional artists, who create from their inner silence. This tour through the exhibition approaches the art from the present moment of seeing and from the heart.

With the current exhibition which is open during the celebration we show 5 amazing artists: Painter Ulla Strohmann from Cologne, painter Dirk Groß from Münster, Malgorzata Chodakowskas from Dresden with bronze skulptures, Harald Kahl aus Witten mit Plastiken and Arsen Fedosenko aus der Ukraine with photography.



More information: www.flowfineart.com





Film


The Great Misunderstanding - Afterwards a talk with John David and residents of the Community

An inspiring film with beautiful images for anybody who wants to know what life is really about and it opens our eyes for our true potential. It shows deep insights into the extraordinary and intensive experiment of Open Sky House Community. The film shows the residents in their search for Awakening, with John David guiding them from the misunderstanding of separation to oneness, from the imprisoning of conditioning to inner freedom. The message is about the profound and life-changing realisation that true happiness, peace and love are to be found inside us.






More information: www.openskypress.com



Saturday Evening Concert




13 Years Open Sky House Celebration - Dancefloor Concert
with the Open Sky Band and special guests Mario Triska and Claus Rückbeil

Ecstatic Music from the heart, with a blend of powerful Indian mantras and wild, intoxicating dance music. Open Sky Band are excellent in spontaneous music, improvising from the moment, creating an amazing energy and an irresistible rhythm and beat that will bring you into deep presence and joy. Our special guests, the passionate Gypsy violinist Mario Triska, and the Bansuri player Claus Rückbeil, will join us to make the concert especially memorable.