Envision Festival Prepares for 2016 Return to Uvita

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    What do you get when you mix a 50 musicians, artists, workshops and yoga classes with the magical location of a tropical paradise?

    Envision is a festival for today’s generations. Unlike many festivals that involve excessive inebriation and performances you probably won’t remember, Envision is an opportunity to grow while dancing to a curated selection of musicians, living in sustainable community and exploring nature on the picturesque beach of Uvita, Costa Rica.

    Envision’s Mission

    [quote_box_center]As a celebration dedicated to awakening our human potential, Envision provides a platform for different cultures to coexist in sustainable community, and inspire one another through art, spirituality, yoga, music, dance, performance, education, sustainability and our fundamental connection with nature.[/quote_box_center]

    The festival, which is now in its sixth year, has been described as an “encompassing a cultural movement, a sustainable permaculture movement, a spiritual gathering, and an appreciation of humanity and the planet.”[quote_right]It’s not just a concert: it’s yoga; it’s art; it’s a better you![/quote_right]

    Before and after the event, classes will be given on eco-awareness, yoga and other forms of spiritual and physical wellbeing. During the event, the Envision Healing Sanctuary will be staffed with “seasoned herbalists, body workers and educators… to provide a space for herbal consultations with an apothecary of herbal medicines for sale, an herbal elixir bar (non-alcoholic), an herbal first aide area, and body workers providing organized and affordable massage and other therapies.

    Leave No Trace

    Those who have attended before know that environmentally regenerative initiatives are key to Envision’s character. Therefore, the festival has helped to install a site-wide water system and ground expansion at last year’s venue, Rancho La Merced.

    Moreover, Envision is a Leave No Trace event, meaning at the end of the four days when everyone packs up, attendees and coordinators will try to leave the land is “as good if not better condition” than how they found it.

    Efforts continue throughout the event too, as Envision tries to minimize waste and conserve as much water as possible. No plastic bottles or dishes are allowed on site, but those interested can attend demonstrations on how to construct their own bowls, plates and utensils out of palm leaves, banana leaves and bamboo.

    Worldwide Ravings

    Festival Goers come from all over the globe. Here are just a couple of comments left on the video above:

    [pull_quote_center]Ahh seriously excited 🙂 I’ll be there from Brighton, England <3 — psyspective[/pull_quote_center]

    [pull_quote_center]Envision [sic] is the best festival that I have ever had the pleasure of attending. Beyond blessed that I was able to attend the 2014 & 2015 gathering. Much love to all the global connections that were made and everyone involved. Amazing recap video! ~PURA VIDA~ — CGEE0815[/pull_quote_center]

    What Can You Envision?

    For those wanting even more, Envision offers an official pre- and post-festival tour:

    • Pre-Envision Tour (February 16 – 24th): “A Magical, Musical and Sustainable Journey”
    • Post-Evision Tour (Feburary 29th – March 8th): “Decompress in Paradise”

    The festival itself will take place February 24 – 28th. Tickets for the 2016 Envision Festival and tours are now available online. Stay tuned to TCRN for more information about the event’s line-ups and schedule as they become available.

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