Blue Monkey Festival 2022

A Space for Healing & Connection

In the summer of 2022 the Blue Monkey opens its gates again and welcomes you to dance and connect! But the world we are living in now is a different one…

Many of us have experienced months and months of challenges, isolation and transformation. We are not the same people we used to be. We have learned, grown, changed. We have faced our shadows. We are stronger than we were before.

Maybe we don’t feel it yet. The transformation is happening – but we still need to integrate and slowly get used to human connection again. To heal our overstimulated nervous systems and our still understimulated urge for community. To come together in a non-judgemental space where everybody is allowed to come with whatever is present for them at the moment. Now we need to get nourished with real heart connection again. This is the kind of space that we want to offer.

A Place for Healing and Connection

There will be wonderful DJ sets, live acts, concerts and transformative workshops of all kinds. But it’s not just a party, not mere entertainment or spiritual workshop hopping. It’s meant to be first of all as 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 now to feel themselves again, to heal and restore.

Every night at 11 pm all dance sets and concerts will finish. Then there is space for (unplugged) jam for as long as it flows or to call it a day, go to bed and get a good night of nourishing sleep in nature.

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. Now more than ever we experience a collective feeling of pressure in the vortex and we need some release for that. 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 tested and 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. Please use this opportunity.

Selfcare

Festivals can be busy and we offer a lot of workshops and DJ sets – more than last year so please chose where you want to go – or just go with the flow – but please don’t get FOMO trying to catch everything that is offered. 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. It has this power!

The Healing Space: Empathy, Bodywork & Massages

This year we will also introduce a new area at a secret place you don’t know yet: The HEALING SPACE will be held by an amazing group of healers and spaceholders that will take care of you if you need empathy or bodywork during the gathering.

Date & Location

July, 21st – 25th, 2022

Leuenberg/ Höhenland near Werneuchen.

Line up: tbc

Programme

Thursday, 21.7.

13-16:30 Arrival, check-in

14-16:30 Lunch (KITCHEN)

17-18:30 Opening Ceremony (ARENA)

18:30-21:00 Dinner (KITCHEN)

19-22:00 Ecstatic Dance (ARENA)

22-23:00 Singing Circle (ARENA)

Friday, 22.7.

8-9:00 Yoga (ARENA)

8-11:00 Breakfast (KITCHEN)

8-11:00 Cacao & Coffee (CACAO BAR)

10-11:00 Morning Circle (Formation of Festival Family Groups, CLEARING)

11-11:30 Clantime (Meeting Point: CLEARING)

11-13:00 Late Check-in & Info (CACAO BAR)

13-16:00 Lunch (KITCHEN)

12:00-13:30 Workshop

14-15:30 Workshop

16-18:00 DJ-Set (ARENA)

18-21:00 Dinner (KITCHEN)

19-22:00 Ecstatic Dance (ARENA)

22-23:00 Concert (ARENA)

Saturday, 23.7.

8-9:00 Yoga (ARENA)

8-11:00 Breakfast (KITCHEN)

10-11:00 Morning Circle (CLEARING)

11-11:30 Clantime (Meeting Point: CLEARING)

11-13:00 Late Check-in & Info (CACAO BAR)

13-16:00 Lunch (KITCHEN)

12-13:30 Workshop

14-15:30 Workshop

16-17:00 Live Set (ARENA)

17-18:00 DJ-Set (ARENA)

18-19:00 Time to Dress up

18-21:00 Dress up Dinner (KITCHEN)

19-22:00 Ecstatic Dance (ARENA)

22-23:00 Songs & Mantras (ARENA)

Sunday, 24.7.

8-9:00 Yoga (ARENA)

8-11:00 Breakfast (KITCHEN)

10-11:00 Morning Circle (CLEARING)

11-11:30 Clantime (Meeting Point: CLEARING)

12-13:30 Workshop

13-16:00 Lunch (KITCHEN)

14-15.30 Workshop

16-18:00 Live Set (ARENA)

18-21:00 Dinner (KITCHEN)

19-22:00 DJ Set (ARENA)

22-23:00 Concert (ARENA)

Monday, 25.7.

8-9:00 Yoga (ARENA)

8-11:00 Breakfast (KITCHEN)

10-11:00 Morning Circle (CLEARING)

11-11:30 Clantime (Meeting Point: CLEARING)

12-13:30 Closing Ceremony w/ Live Music (CLEARING)

13:30-15:30 Lunch (KITCHEN), Cleaning, Farewell

16:00 End of Event, Clearing of Space

Transport

By car:
Take the B158 (e.g. via B109), enter Leuenberg, turn right onto Gartenstraße and follow the map below.

By train:
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.

What to bring

  • Your yoga mat/ and or a blanket to sit on (not only for the yoga sessions but also for picknick style breakfast/lunch and dinner at the location.
  • Your our own plate, bowle, cutlery and a cup. There will be dishwashing possibilities at the festival site for you.
  • Your water bottle to refill, drinking water will be available for free at the festival ca. 50€ to cover the food fee of our vegan kitchen if you are planning to join every meal. If you want to drink ceremonial cacao, coffee, smoothies and lemonade or get massages during the festival plan in some extra money.
  • A pocket ashtray if you smoke. Smoking please only in the smokers area. If you want to smoke at the camping please make sure not to bother your nonsmoking neighbors by it and please don’t leave any cigarettes on the meadow.
  • Your instrument(s) as there will be several opportunities for jamming
  • A tent & a warming sleeping bag (Brandenburg summer nights can get fresh…)
  • A warm cardigan or pullover (for the same reason)
  • Your most glamorous/ funky outfit or costume for the Sunday dress up dinner!
  • Only ECOLOGICAL toiletries (shampoo, shower gel, tooth paste etc. to protect nature and the natural eco cycle in Leuenberg and the Langer See.
  • Your perfectly imperfect self. It’s alright.

Tickets

All tickets include camping in own tent and all workshops and activities.

Super Early Monkey (January)149€Tickets
Early Monkey (February)159€Tickets
Mad Monkey (March)169€Tickets
Cheeky Monkey (April)179€Tickets
Sweet Monkey (May)199€Tickets
Late Monkey (June)219€Tickets
Last Monkey (July)239€Tickets
Helper Ticket99€Tickets
Kids Ticket29/49/69€Tickets
Babies TicketfreeTickets

Food and Drinks

We will offer delicious vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as smoothies, coffee and cacao for a contribution to expenses.

Breakfast: 3€
Lunch: 4€
Dinner: 4€

Tab water will be available for free.

Hygiene & Testing

We follow the rules & regulations given to us by the local authorities. We will update the site as soon as we know more about the situation in 2022.

Cancellation & Refund

We are pretty sure that the festival can take place. We have done it even in the peak of covid era the last two years, always following the guidelines of the local authorities, and we will do it again.

If you cancel yourself this is your responsibility and we can’t give refunds. You have however the possibility to resell your ticket and we will change the name for you until July 19th. After July 19th, 0:00 a name change is no longer possible.

If we have to cancel due to unforeseeable higher powers we will postpone to the next possible date. Tickets keep validity.

The Blue Monkey

Please respect that Blue Monkey is alcohol and substance free. Smoking only in the smoker’s area.

In the Mayan 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!


Impressions of 2020 & 2021

Blue Monkey Birthday Fest - Lineup
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Credits: schweiger-fotografie.de

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