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Leuenberg, 3.-7. August 2023
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Blue Monkey Festival: Dance, Play and Magic!
What happens if a tribe of crazy dancers, dreamers and believers comes together for 5 days each summer to reunite and celebrate life as a prayer and a work of art?
Blue Monkey: A Transformative Festival Community
We are a community of dancers, dreamers and healers that meet regularly to celebrate, grow and evolve together. Our most important event during the year is the Blue Monkey Festival in the beautiful countryside of Leuenberg ca. 1,5 hours drive from Berlin.
This is the place where it all started and this is the monkey headquarter. The area of 4 hectars next to a magical forest with a bathing lake in Leuenberg near Werneuchen (Brandenburg) is our playground for magic and transformation. Over years we have prayed and gathered here so the place is full with good vibes and energy…
Blue Monkey Program 2023
Location & Transport
Location: Höhenland (ca. 1-1.5 hours North East of Berlin)
You will receive a Location Pin in the Info Mail after purchasing your Ticket.
From Berlin Ostkreuz take the RB25 until Werneuchen (ca. 30min). There you can either take the bus 887 Bad Freienwalde über Falkenberg (5 stops) until Leuenberg Dorf. From there it’s a 5-minute-walk to the venue. Please follow the marked way as shown below.
Please check transport connection beforehand as busses don’t go too regularly.
Take the B158 (e.g. via B109), enter Leuenberg, turn right onto Gartenstraße and follow the map above
Want to join the Blue Monkey Community and celebrate with us this year? Here you can get your festival ticket and reserve your spot. We are looking forward to you!
Blue Monkey 2023 – Festival Start and Finish Times
Our doors will open on Thursday, 3.8. at 13:00 and close Monday, 7.8. ca. 16-17:00.
Doors Open on Thursday, 3.8….
On the first festival day we will begin with a soft check-in so you have time to arrive and set up your tent. There will be lunch ready for you when you arrive. At 14:30 we start with an Embodied Consent workshop to connect you to yourself and your bodies and prepare you to meet and interact with others during your time at the festival. Please try to arrive until 16:00 because we will starrt with the Opening Ceremony at 16:30…
Doors close on Monday, 7.8….
On Monday, 7.8. from 12:00- ca. 14:30 we will co-create our Closing Ceremony. Don’t miss this. After, there will be lunch ready for you. At 16:00 it’s time to say goodbye to your old and new friends.
Wanna stay and celebrate longer? Help us with Cleaning and Deconstruction!
You are welcome to stay and celebrate a bit longer with us if you help with the deconstruction and cleaning. Everybody who commits to helping can stay until the work is completed.
In the evening we will cook something together, we will play some music and jam and enjoy the sauna. It’s going to be awesome! If you would like to join let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
From Working to Being in Service
If you do everything with devotion life itself becomes a ceremony. Every single simple act becomes meaningful and feels like a prayer. Do this together with others in an open and non-judgemental space and you will see pure magic happening.
Why is it so important to Dance and Sing and Connect?
We asked some people at a Blue Monkey festival retreat in Portugal last year. Below is what they answered.
When we Gather Everything is Possible…
A mud puddle might open up somewhere transforming people into wild and playful mud monsters. A caterpillar might inspire you to do something you never did before. You might receive an unexpected task or realise a new talent that could change your whole life.
Nobody knows what the mighty monkey has in mind for us this time. It’s co-creative. It’s alive. Whatever will happen, we create it together as a group. And this is where its magic comes from!
The only thing we can say for sure is that it is our true heartfelt intention to offer a safe and non judgemental space for US. A space in which we can experience heart connection and in which we feel free to play and explore.
Open ourselves. Open our hearts. Allow ourselves and each other to be. To shine. This is our intention and we will do this together as a tribe in the best possible way.
If every parent helps our child fairy Natalia one time during the festival you will be free to join all the other workshops for the rest of the gathering. And you can bring your kids to the dance sessions, at least the early ones. Most small ones love dancing! Please make sure to bring noise and weather protection and if needed special child food/ drinks to the festival.
Blue Monkey: A Place for Healing and Connection
There will be Ecstatic Dance, DJ sets, sound journeys, concerts, morning yoga and transformative workshops from the fields of breath work, meditation, trauma healing, inner child work, shamanism and more.
But it is not meant as mere entertainment or spiritual workshop hopping. We offer first of all a place for healing and connection. It’s a festival for people who love to dance to great club music and meet nice people but who also need some quiet and calm time to heal and restore.
Festival Family: Morning Tribe Groups
Every morning we meet in small tribe groups in which you can share and be heard with whatever comes up for you. Already before the crisis most of us didn’t get heard enough. More than ever we need to be seen and be really listened to and we are going to give this to ourselves and each other.
We have experienced the circling groups as incredibly healing and transformative. They foster a deep connection with the people from your festival family. These are your festival buddies with whom you can share whatever comes up for you during the five days we spend together.
Blue Monkey is Family Friendly!
Children are welcome at Blue Monkey! At Blue Monkey kids are welcome and we offer children’s activities during the workshop slots every day. Since we have quite a lot of children this year we ask the parents to take turns and actively engage in the children’s groups.
Festivals can be busy and we offer a lot of activities – so please chose where you want to go – or just go with the flow. Take good care of yourself. Take time to rest and integrate.
There is a huge forest just next to the venue. Go for a walk. Connect with nature. Dive into the lake. Let nature heal and purify you.
Healing Space: Sauna, Bodywork & Massages
The Healing Space will be held by an amazing group of healers and space holders that will take care of you if you need empathy during the gathering.
Our healers are trained and experienced in shamanism, hypnotherapy and bodywork. They also offer massages and individual sessions if you want to go deeper.
Keep it Clean – Respect Nature and the People
We feel blessed to celebrate at this beautiful place in nature with the forest and the lake nearby. Please let’s all help to protect the eco system and keep the whole area clean: the festival premises, the land nearby, the forest, the lake and the village of Leuenberg.
We are grateful that the people who live in the village trust us and sympathise with our little healing festival. Let’s all earn their trust and show them some respect!
Please don’t leave any garbage in the forest and at the lake and never use any toiletries when swimming at the lake. We provide showers and toilet facilities with ecological products at the festival premises.
Delicious Vegan Food and Drinks
Delicious vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as coffee, cacao and other hot and cold beverages will be available at reasonable prices. There will be gluten free options as well.
Tab water will be available for free at all times next to the showers.
Why Blue Monkey?
In the Mayan Dreamspell astrology the Blue Monkey stands for the inner child and its innocence, curiosity and playfulness. These are the qualities in us that we celebrate.
Our values are to foster play and friendship in a non judgemental space in which we can be just as we are, in our perfect imperfection, nurturing and empowering each other.
In our experience this naturally brings about transformative processes and creates deep connections.
We aim to co-create a space which you can enter even alone and exit with the feeling that you made some new friends and heartfelt experiences.
Let’s all share the love, dance, play and connect!
We love Us!
Photo Credit: https://schweiger-fotografie.de