Blue Monkey 2021

Tickets available the at Entrance Now!

Online Reservation has closed now but tickets are available at the entrance in Leuenberg. Please bring cash and change as there is no card reader at location.

A Space for Healing & Connection

In a couple of days 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…

Things have opened up in the last weeks and months but we are still far from being how we were before. Many of us have experienced months of challenges, isolation and transformation. We are not the same people we used to be 18 months ago. 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, bodywork or a massage during the gathering. Anna Schmidbauer and Hanna Zorandy are both trained Pantarei practitioners and experienced bodyworkers.

Thomas Fischer is a shaman and healer working primarily with the motherdrum. He will also give an ancestral healing workshop during the festival. Anna-Dajana Hein (www.dajanahein.com), Gordana Kaludjerovic (www.withgordana.com) and Simon Singh (www.daoveda.de) will spoil you with relaxing and nourishing massages.

Date & Location

06. – 10. Aug. 2021

Leuenberg/ Höhenland near Werneuchen.

Line up

Agneta Niemack
Alma Linda
Annemarie Neumann
Anha Wong
Bernhard Tewes
Bianca de Sardi
Bihter Yoga
Brett Knacksen
Daria Magdalena
Eloïß
EKAWA
Herrero Vicente
Jaya Trance Dance
Joax Col
Karolina Darshan
Katrin Fürst
Klaudia & Lydia
Lois de Bondt
Manuela Schmid
Mario Lange
MINJA
Nadine Emmert
Nico Heydel
Nicola Sangita
Niels Heuer
Rahel Scharabi
Rüdiger Har Anand Singh
Schieferstein Music
Sebastian Gabriel
Tam Tara
Thea Hann
Thomas Fischer
Turak

Programme (subject to change)

Friday, 6.8.

13-16:30 Arrival, check-in & self tests (please be early if you need to get tested)

14-16:30 Lunch (KITCHEN)

14-17:00 Cacao & Coffee (CACAO BAR)

17-18:30 Opening Ceremony w/Live Music (ARENA)

18:30-21:00 Dinner (KITCHEN)

19-22:00 DJ Set: Alma Linda (ARENA)

22-23:00 Singing Circle: Nicola Sangita (ARENA)

Saturday, 7.8.

8-9:00 Vinyasa Yoga: Manuela Schmidt (ARENA)

8-9:00 Qigong: Lois de Bondt (CLEARING)

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)

14-18:00 Cacao & Coffee (CACAO BAR)

12:00-13:30 Voice Workshop: Klaudia & Lydia (CLEARING)

12-13:30 Mindful Forest Bathing: Bihter Kartäuser (Meeting Point: ENTRANCE GATE)

14-15:30 Ecstatic Breath: Bernhard Tewes (ARENA)

14-15:30 Celestra Soundjourney: Bertolt Schieferstein, Konstanze Nähter, Kathi

16-18:00 DJ-Set Eloïß (ARENA)

18-21:00 Dinner (KITCHEN)

19-22:00 DJ-Set: Brett Knacksen (ARENA)

22-23:00 Live Act: EKAWA (ARENA)

Sunday, 8.8.

8-9:00 Vinyasa Yoga: Manuela Schmidt (ARENA)

8-9:00 Qigong: Lois de Bondt (CLEARING)

8-11:00 Breakfast (KITCHEN)

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

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)

14-18:00 Cacao & Coffee (CACAO BAR)

12-13:30 Trance Dance: Jaya (CLEARING)

12-13:30 Water Ceremony: Katharina (Meeting Point: CACAO BAR)

14-15:30 Conscious Leadership: Bertolt Schieferstein & Karolina Darshan (CLEARING, workshop language: German)

16-17:00 Live Set: Sebastian Gabriel (ARENA)

17-18:00 DJ-Set: MINJA (ARENA)

18-19:00 Time to Dress up

18-21:00 Dress up Dinner (KITCHEN)

19-22:00 DJ-Set: Turak (ARENA)

22-23:00 Songs & Mantras: Anha Wong (ARENA)

Monday, 9.8.

8-9:00 Vinyasa Yoga: Manuela Schmidt (ARENA)

8-9:00 Qigong: Lois de Bondt (CLEARING)

8-11:00 Breakfast (KITCHEN)

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

10-11:00 Morning Circle (CLEARING)

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

12-13:30 Kundalini Yoga & Gong: Tam Tara (STUDIO)

12-13:30 Ahnenheilung: Thomas Fischer (CLEARING, workshop language: German)

13-16:00 Lunch (KITCHEN)

14-18:00 Cacao & Coffee (CACAO BAR)

14-15.30 Soma Tantra: Rüdiger Har Anand Singh (CLEARING)

14-15:30 Breathwork & Soundhealing: Daria Magdalena & Niels Heuer (STUDIO)

16-18:00 Live Set: Joax Col (ARENA)

18-21:00 Dinner (KITCHEN)

19-22:00 DJ-Set: Alma Omega (ARENA)

22-23:00 Concert: Thea Hann (ARENA)

Tuesday, 10.8.

8-9:00 Vinyasa Yoga: Manuela Schmidt (ARENA)

8-9:00 Qigong: Lois de Bondt (CLEARING)

8-11:00 Breakfast (KITCHEN)

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

10-11:00 Morning Circle (CLEARING)

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

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

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

13:30-16:00 Cacao & Coffee (CACAO BAR)

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.

Presale150€Contact info
Supported Ticket179€Tickets
Regular Ticket239€Tickets
Abundance Ticket279€Tickets
Helper Ticket111€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. As of August 1st a proof of negative covid test is required for all festivals in Brandenburg. We will therefore operate a test station at the entrance from Friday, 1pm, as well as on Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 1pm for late check-in. Admission is only possible during these check-in times and only with negative test result, proof of vaccination or recovery.

We recommend to get tested before within 24 hours prior to the festival and bring your proof of negative test result. If that’s not possible you can also test yourself at our test station in front of the entrance. Children until the age of 12 don’t need a negative test result. We have rapid antigen quick tests (conducted through the nose) that you will do yourself under guidance. If you prefer another quick test you have to bring your own.

Especially for those that are traveling from far, please get tested before you come to avoid unnecessary travel in the case of a positive test result.

Please come as early as possible to the check-in to avoid long waiting times.

The check in starts already at 1pm on Friday. Through the testing check-in will take much longer. However, we will start ON TIME with the Opening Ceremony. So if you want to land in a relaxed way and don’t miss the opening ceremony please come as early as possible, especially if you need to get tested.

On site, please follow the marked pathways and help to avoid queues at the entrance, the kitchen and in front of the sanitary facilities. Each meal is served for 3 hours, if you see a queue please wait until there is less traffic. Masks and sanitizer are available at the entrance and the sanitary facilities.

Cancellation & Refund

We are pretty sure that the festival can take place. If we against all odds should have to cancel because of new restrictions due to covid 19 we will give you a full refund excluding the processing fee of 5€ per ticket.

If you cancel yourself this is your responsibility and we won’t refund you. You have however the possibility to resell your ticket yourself and we will change the name for you until August 4th. After August 4th, 0:00 a name change is no longer possible.

If we have to cancel due to unforeseeable higher powers we don’t refund but will postpone to the next possible date. Tickets keep validity.

The Blue Monkey

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

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

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