Fairbridge Festival 2012

Fairbridge festival this year was so full of rainbow colour. Rainbow Yogis had four workshops over the weekend and all were super bright and fun. Early mornings found us getting in costume and painting rainbows on the faces of the Rainbow Yogis team.

Our nine o’clock session on Saturday morning was a very succesful class with almost 30 yogis joining us for an eco warrior yoga adventure. This year we were lucky to have Rainbow Clare assisting us. After, my littles spent some time performing there yoga dance routine and some acro yoga.

In between yoga workshops the festival was alive with beautiful music that echoed all around the grounds. Musical highlights for us this year were the Sunshine Brothers, a jazzed up reggae dub,roots groovers, The Whoohoo Revue, gypsyfied and activated and The Seals, a younge bluegrass banjo playing group. We danced our little rainbow socks off. My bubbins really enjoyed spending there time busking with guitars or belly dancing.

The hoopla stage was bouncing with the Sambanistas drummers and dance workshop where we danced up a rainbow sweat.

Youthtopia was a sparkley place to play with a huge bouncing dance floor, the seedbox to chill out or perhaps check out one of the workshops like Song writting with Carus Thompson or beatboxing, looping and didge with Tjupurru. There was also the Youth art space with mural paintings and lantern workshops.

The circus space with The Suitcase Circus was a whole lot of fun and the Paper, Scissors, Rock tent interested children in dream catching, sock puppets, felting and printing workshops.

Fairbrige Festivals Respect the Village-Leave No Trace ethos was a wonderful thing to see functioning successfully. Recycling, composting and general waste bins were set up all around the camp and festival. Volunteers were on standbye in costume to help you choose the right bin. A festival that was thinking about the planet, cant ask for more than that.

Big Rory and Ochie were one of my favourite street acts I have ever seen. With amazing 9 ft Scottsman a set of bagpipes and his incontinent Dog had me in stitches. As well as the intriging rainbow coloured people singing about tea time, the Hairball theatre.

Fairbridge is a must see and do for all families who love art, music and dust. An experience that would enrich any childs life.

Rainbow Pammy
Rainbow Pammy is a certfied Ashtanga Yoga Instructor and children’s development specialist with over 20 years experience as a qualifed child care worker, teacher’s aide and mother. She developed Rainbow Yogis by taking her years of experience working with children, a love of the environment, plus a lifelong obsession with yoga and smooshing it all together!

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