June 23rd at 6 p.m.
Fair Trade Cafe
at Civic Space
424 North Central St, Phoenix
hosted by artist Marilyn Zwak
food by Ingrid Hirtz of Whirled Peas Cafe, RSVP to info@thefusionfoundation by June 15
As our weekly celebrations and our sacred Peace Walker Sangha continue to evolve join Dr. Tom in Chanting into Stillness on Tuesday nights
Following our weekly 6:00 p.m. silent meditation, Dr. Tom Stempel will lead an hour long celebration of chanting and reflection beginning at 6:45.
Dr. Tom utilizes chant and inspirational readings from many wisdom traditions to help quiet our mind and bring us to that place of inner stillness that allows us to be grounded and functional in our hectic daily living. The celebration is quiet and reflective, deeply peaceful, and joyful. The chants in different languages are sung many times over as a devotional vehicle to reach our place of sacred stillness.
Are you feeling hassled, frustrated, out of balance, angry, unwhole?
Come to Chanting into Stillness and experience how chanting can bring you to a place of quiet reflection that lets you reflect on yourself and the world from a place less cluttered by your flustered daily monkey mind.
Experience the peace that you can take back into your daily interactions.
If you already know that beautiful space of Divine joy and wisdom, come join us in our communal engagement, and help us all to go deeper with your energetic presence.
Come and celebrate the stillness and embrace the unfolding it encourages.
Do You Think You or Someone You Know is Slow of Memory?
Are You Wondering What to Do?
Saturday - April 6, 2 - 4 p.m. with Penny Fox, Storyteller
RSVP - Penny Fox: 480-802-0090Shadow Rock Mountain Campus 12861 North 8th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85029 access8th Ave off Thunderbird nestled in the mountain preserve 602-993-0050
FREE - Donations accepted, Everyone Welcome!
The FUSION Foundation is pleased to sponsor and announce -
Phoenix Dances for Universal Peace at Shadow Rock Mountain Campus.
No musical or dance experience of any kind is required and everyone is welcome. Come alone or with friends. Please join us for spiritual dancing!
Please give what you can to help offset our expenses. In these difficult times, as always, no one will be turned away for lack of money.
A SPECIAL NOTE: We do the Dances of Universal Peace as
Saturday, March 23, 2013, Holistic Health Fair from 11:00 - 5:00 p.m., Relay Labyrinth Walk beginning at Noon - Midnight.
What is a Relay Labyrinth Walk?
It’s a 12 hour Labyrinth Walk!
Peaceful Spirit Enrichment Center located at 49014 N 24th Avenue, New River, AZ
We are raising money to continue the important
Better Earth Community Dinner & Cooking Class
Gourmet, Vegetarian, Healthy, locally conscious
Wednesday, November 21, Cooking Class at 3:00 p.m. & Dinner at 6:00 p.m.
Cooking Class Learning Points: Cooking with greens and legumes (a wonderful meat replacement), making a soup with quinoa, and preparing a satisfied balanced and completely gluten-free meal using seasonable veggies.
Quinoa Broccoli Soup
Lentil Loaf with Sauteed Greens
Cabbage Sesame Salad
Meal served at 6:00 p.m.
Cost: Recommended sliding scale donation of $5.00-$12.00
Shadow Rock Mountain Campus
12861 North 8th Ave, Phoenix 85029
(access 8th Ave from Thunderbird)
(ish ish itsaatsu is his Apache name meaning “One Who Dances With/Like Eagles”) is an internationally acclaimed dancer, singer, song-writer, actor, lecturer and craftsman. His work is often noted for its unique blend of power, passion and inspiration. Roman is Apache (Chiricahua and Lipan) and Yaqui. He holds a Bachelors of Science in both Civil Engineering and Biology. It was from his deep family roots that Roman learned his extensive foundation in his faith, values, traditions, and native culture in which he works extensively in preserving.
My name is Felix Anane. I will be performing with my group raggadrum at the Natural Rhythm One event on Earth day. Below is my Bio:
Raggadrum is a fun African drumming group in Phoenix Arizona funded by Felix Anane from Ghana West Africa.
Felix’s love of drums spans back 25 years and across continents. He is a self-taught musician who at the age of 7 discovered the hand percussion drums. He learned to play reggae, traditional Ghanaian and pop dance rhythms. Felix moved to Arizona when he was 11 and has since continued to develop his love of music by learning salsa, reggaton, jazz, pop, and hip-pop rhythms. Felix is the chief drummer for Arizona State University African Students Association, AFSA. Felix is the president of Raggadrum (www.raggadrum.com). When he is not playing music he works as a Global operations manager for a renewable energy company, entrepreneur and also enjoys flying airplanes and playing sports.
Renee Morgan Brooks
Renée Morgan Brooks is a voice for empowerment and self-realization! Renée will tell you that she feels blessed and grateful to have a voice and a Presence that touches the heart of so many across so many lines. The truth is that through tours and engagements in Israel, Germany, England, Australia, and New Zealand; along with events and major gatherings across the U.S. Renée has touched the hearts and inspired the minds of thousands. "There is no need for me to speak unless I can leave people better than I found them!"
Leaving people better than they found them is also Renée's criteria for the list of speakers she has opened for. That list includes Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsh, Gary Zukav and Marianne Williamson to name a few. Taking her talents from the stage to the pulpit Renée holds the title of Minister crossing every line of religion, though she has studied them all. She includes the sacred doctrines and manifests from all teachings and leaves out the rest.
Her global teachings have ONE underlying principal: "We are all ONE and it is our Divine responsibility to harness the flow of power within each of us and to realize we have an awesome and majestic responsibility to create life that works for all."
Dashmesh's unique path has led to study modalities of energetic harmonization such as Jin Shin Jytsu, Quantum Touch, and various forms of vibrational living. In addition to integrating these healing systems with his innate passion for music he has absorbed wisdom from teachings of the Native American Way, Shamanism, Sufism, Christian Gnosis, Taoism, Aboriginal Dreamtime, Esotericism , and more.
Being only 22 years old, Dashmesh has already collaborated with legendary producers and musicians of international renown such as Bill Laswell, Steve Roach, and Byron Metcalf. He finished his first CD in 2008 entitled Fusion which was produced by Intelligent Quantum Solutions. This project sparked the interest of Bill Laswell and was subsequently mixed and played on by Bill. In April of 2010 he released his second project Dream Tracker, with Steve Roach and Byron Metcalf, which has already been met with critical acclaim. It was rec ently featured in a two hour special entitled Dream Tracker on Hearts of Space, which is syndiacted nationally through Nation Public Radio and XM Satellite Radio. Read more.
Daniel's path has lead him on a wonderful journey that crossed several continents. Originally from Germany, where he lived the first 21 years of his life. After that he moved to Vienna, Austria where he met the love of his life Ingrid.
You can find out more about this amazing woman at www.YourCommunityCook.com.
They now live since 1992 in the Phoenix Valley, Arizona with their 2 children Laila and Pablo (they are adults now).
Daniel loves to make music and is a passionate percussionist. Daniel studied north Indian tabla over the last 30 + years and if youask him he'll say "I still don’t know that much!". Hes also love the djembe, congas and recently he has become deeply into playing the didgeridoo. Read more.
The idea of healing of world around us at times seems like such a huge concept that we can be overwhelmed frustrated and in turned discouraged from even participating in our future we as conscious people realize that we must make a change in the world around us and for me it starts with one beat the very first beat of our day the idea of a beat transcends the communication of music and steps into the world vibration and when we as a community make that conscious decision we become activated into a lifestyle of healing love and peace we make a difference. For us that gather with a heart to heal express peace one thing we can do is drum join an international global community of drummers chanters dancers prayer and vibration warriors to heal our planet and ultimately ourselves one beat a time. www.drummingsounds.com
Kandahar is a frequent performer at various festivals and high-profile events around the Valley. She is a member of the renowned Egyptian bellydance troupe Shahrazad Dance Company, as well as Opal Collective and she is the host of International Nights at Mijana restaurant.
Laura Peralta, dancer, painter, writer, Dance Movement Therapist and holistic counselor. Laura is a published author of “Souls in Packages” , 2010: journey of the unmasking process through poetry and dance photography 2010. Founder and Director of Fusion Movement Studio for the past 14 years, she practices and builds community in her own vision, furthering health and fitness, creativity, personal growth workshops based in art and the law of attraction; co-choreographer with Nathan Machutta in “itHappens Dance Project”: dance exploration of mundane emotions and hosts Arizona Improv Jam, where she offers the space for movement, contact improv and self expression. For more information visit www.fusionMstudio.com
Phoenix, Arizona poet and artist Niccolea M. Nance has been putting her emotions on paper since she could first write full sentences. Niccolea began performing her spoken word poetry in 2002 and has methodically developed her talent over the years with a multitude of feature performances throughout the Phoenix metro area as well as Tucson, Flagstaff, San Diego, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque.
Dai Lili/Majiq is a progressive fusion dancer with a foundation of Ritualized Dance, American Street Dance, Martial Arts and Belly Dance. She has been a part of the electronic music and dance revolution for over 20 years. In 2009 she began to dance with fire. Lady Majiq is the first female member of Funny Bones Crew, an elite group of street dancers/ Poppers, originally out of LA, now spanning the globe with a progressive Family of inspired paradigm busters! She has performed at venues ranging from children's birthday parties to weddings, spiritually focused ritual gatherings, city events and even on the Queen Mary. Belly Dance is her heart's song, any street corner is a potential circus stage!
Funny Bones Crew is a group of gifted Street Dancers! We come together to form something Greater than ourselves. A MOVEMENT 2 SPREAD LOVE.
Legendary family of Giants, Titans, Aliens, Beasts & Ancient Beings of Super Ability & Strength. Street style Abstract Hip-Hop dancers who have been rocking huge crowds for many years. FBC is known globally for our elite talent and progressive style, performances within the main stream and underground hip hop scene and for coming out on top, as the foundation of our competition.
Natural Rhythm One - Earth Day 2012 at the Alwun House is presented by Sechler CPA, PC
The FUSION Foundation is pleased to announce the production of Natural Rhythm One -
Earth Day 2012 at the Alwun House, presented by Carolyn Sechler, CPA
WHO: The creative and visionary director leading this endeavor is the multi-talented drum circles facilitator Andrew Ecker
WHAT: "Natural Rhythm One," a community collaboration and Earth Day Celebration
WHERE: the ALWUN HOUSE and the Alwun House Green Art Park (1204 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ 85006), Phoenix Arizona's oldest gallery and community art venue.
WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. - Healing Trees program
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Percussion, Performance, Poetry
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Bands
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Community Drum Circle
WHY: Join Phoenix, AZ and the world in celebrating the Earth, on Earth Day. Natural Rhythm One will take you back to the basics of artistic expression from the tribal roots of rhythm, voice and movement -- the fundamentals of expression. Natural Rhythm One will bring together the Valley's finest poets, dancers, and musicians for a once-in-a-lifetime "fusion" of music, dance and vocal artistic expression. Come to be catapulted into the highest of vibrations, as we celebrate, educate and change our world.
Natural Rhythm One begins with the sacred act of planting the very first tree in the cultural asset of Alwun House's Green Art Park. The tree planting is part of the "Healing Trees" program, a state-wide tree planting program that offers remembrance to those who died and were injured in the Tucson, Arizona shootings on January 8, 2011. The funds for the tree planting were raised by dedicated community leaders from R Salon led by Catalina Carrasco.
The tree planting will involve many community members including: drum and song by Roman Orona and flutist Kristen Yellowjohn, both Native Americans. The planting will further the Healing Tree movement, a global outreach program of the local 501c3 nonprofit organization, The Fusion Foundation, this act of giving will take all attendees into the global mind of planetary healing and restoration.
The evening of entertainment will be provided by:
Of The Earth, Breathe Of the Ancients and Raga Drum
Makara, Laura Peralta, Darcy Andelin, Carlos Montufar, Azucar Morena, Dai Lilly and OpendanceAZ
Spoken word poetic artists:
Dashmesh, Niccolea Miouo Nance, Sevan Apollo Poetry, Shaikh Sammad, Andrew Ecker and Crystallenia
Percussion / Musicians:
Milousis, Daniel Hirtz, DashMesh, Felix Anaye, Pandiza, Seva Singh, Mariana Riley and Sean Riley
**Drum Circle*** with audience and artist involvement facilitated by Andrew Ecker, more than 100 instruments will be available for attendees to participate in sending a vibration of love and healing to our community - to our planet.
Tickets are $10.00 in advance and $15.00 the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased online at http://thefusionfoundation.org or by calling 623-688-1278 for more information.
This is a fundraiser for the Alwun House and The FUSION Foundation.
Natural Rhythm sponsors include:
Sechler, CPA, PC presenting sponsor
Earth Day FUSION Sponsors
HomeSmart – Lori Hicks & Toni D’Avello
Duncan Family Farms
Despins Printing and Graphics
Better Earth Cuisine by Your Community Cook Ingrid Hirtz
Earth Day FUSION Supporters
Green Living magazine
Whole Foods Market - food
Phil Cordova - Set Design
The Astrology Store
Phoenix Wellness and Detox Center
Earth Day Community Partners
The Arizona Community Tree Council
The Alwun House
The name is phonetic for "all one," as in "we're all in this together," a principle that Alwun House founders Kim Moody and Dana Johnson have clung to since purchasing the old, dilapidated property and commencing their rehabilitation on the house and property in 1971. Built in 1912 by shop owner John Sedler, Alwun originally rested on five acres on the northeast corner of 12th Street and Roosevelt, overlooking alfalfa fields south of Roosevelt, before there were even sidewalks out that way. Following its funky restoration, Alwun House quickly became the first gallery in downtown Phoenix, and has stayed on as a maverick torchbearer for the downtown arts community. Its central floor houses an art gallery; its basement is home to a multi-media theater, and its rambling backyard gardens and patio are the settings for poetry slams, music concerts and exhibits by local visual and performance artists. Alwun's annual Exotic Art Show showcases uncensored and frankly naughty works, and its bar and cafe make this a jumping joint for any kind of off-hours party. Alwun's a three-decades-old mainstay among those of us who need an alternative art fix.
The FUSION Foundation
The FUSION Foundation is a 501c3 community engagement model focused on educating, empowering and inspiring local actions with a global vision. Our goal is to transform communities of conflict into communities of collaboration and creativity using the tools of the heart with stories, traditional ceremonies, rituals and local food, arts & culture - to build bridges matching needs with resources and resources with needs in our communities.
Join the Double Check Ranch family as we celebrate the true meaning of "green" this St. Patrick's Day! We will be featuring Arizona chef John Hall of the famous "Bianco Group" to our ranch for an evening of local food and wine, great friends and engaging conversation.
Watch the Arizona sun setting over our pasture as we sit together and break bread at a community table, listen to live music and kindle (or re-kindle!) relationships with friends as well as our local food and wine purveyors.
6-Course Dinner, prepared on-site and featuring Arizona's finest local foods grown specifically for this event. Some of the producers:
- Agritopia | Gilbert
- Barrio Bread | Tucson
- Chiva Risa Goat Cheese | Bisbee
- Desert Treasure Citrus & Dates | Tucson
- Double Check Ranch | Winkelman
- Fiore de Capra Goat Cheese | Benson
- Josh’s Foraging Fowl | Willcox
- Maya’s Farm | Phoenix
- Sleeping Frog Farms | Cascabel
- Sossaman Farms | Queen Creek
- Walking J Farms | Amado
Wine-Pairing, selected for this event by our favorite Arizona wineries
Ranch Tour, led by the Schwennesen Family
Live Music, provided by local band
Transportation*, from either Tucson or Phoenix, so you can enjoy yourself!
In this mantra PLAYshop you will learn:
- the nuts and bolts of how to incorporate mantra into your daily life
- why mantra is such a powerful tool for transformation
- how to use mantra to create a life more in alignment with your soul's purpose
- what mantras to use and why.
Saturday, December 22 from 1 - 3:30 p.m at Shadow Rock Mountain Campus lcoated at 12861 North 8th Ave, PHX 85029 - access 8th Ave off Thunderbird.
In addition to being the award-winning singer-songwriter of the group Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe, Larisa is a yoga alliance certified Yoga instructor, Life Coach and Reiki practioner. Larisa studied and worked with Thomas Ashley-Farrand, the leading mantra expert and enlightened author of"Healing Mantras."
To learn more about Larisa please visit larisastow.com and larisastowcoaching.com
The end of the world as we know it will begin with a dawning of a new age, bringing together old and new friends, food to warm your spirits and harmonic music to nurture your soul.
The FUSION Foundation and its community partners bring you Solstice 12.21.12 featuring the southern California musical sensation of Larisa Stow and the Shakti Tribe, opening for the musical extravaganza will be From Above, local Valley of the Sun musical magic with Gabriel Bey, Daniel Hirtz, Dashmesh and friends...
The evening will begin at 5:00 p.m. with Whirled Peas Café, a Better Earth Cuisine community dinner presented by Ingrid Hirtz of Your Community Cook. The Solstice 12.21.12 Concert begins at 7:00 p.m. All takes place at Shadow Rock Mountain Campus, 12861 North 8th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029.
A donation of $10 is suggested for the community dinner; concert tickets cost $20; the dinner/concert package can be purchased for $25. Full details available and purchase tickets at http://thefusionfoundation.org.
Is your organization one of our community partners? If so send us an email and we will send you the dscount code!
The FUSION Foundation is excited to lead an incredible community collaboration of ceremony and celebration "Solstice 12.21.12" - through the harmony of rhythm, song, breath and spoken word - awakening remembrance and the light within as we shift from the world as we’ve known it.
"We invite all who have desire to celebrate this important time in our history - to come to the mountain."
Solstice 12.21.12 is the Dawning of the New Age, marking
The FUSION Foundation excited to join with the AZ Enlightenment Center for ceremony and celebration on 12-12-2012 through the magic of rhythm, song, breath and spoken word - awakening remembrance and the light within as we shift through this phase of our development!
Opening will be the beautiful blessing by Kristen Yellowjohn and the power of the Native Flute and Roman Orona with drum and song.
Daniel Hirtz will lead the Peace Walker Society with drum, shakers and rattles engaging your soul with active community participation and powerful blessings of breath and rhythm.
Renee Morgan Brooks will bring her powerful voice filled with love.
annie loyd, will weave the experience together with a courageous message for this shift of time and perspective
Kristen Yellowjohn is a dancer, musician and artisan. Her presence is profound and powerful. She is Quechan (pronounced Kwuh-tsan), Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation is located along both sides of the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona. The reservation borders the states of Arizona, California, Baja California and Mexico. Encompassing 45,000 acres, the reservation is bisected on the south by Interstate 8 (I-8). Consequently, several million cars a year drive through the Fort Yuma-Quechan Reservation on their way to and from Phoenix and San Diego.
Roman Orona is Apache (Chiricahua and Lipan) and Yaqui from the Southwestern United States. Roman (ish hish itsaatsu is his Apache name meaning “One Who Dances With Eagles”) is an internationally acclaimed dancer, singer, actor and craftsman. His work is often noted for its unique blend of power, passion and inspiration. Roman creates performances that are unforgettable, leaving a positive impact on audiences.
Daniel's path has lead him on a wonderful journey that crossed several continents. Originally from Germany, where he lived the first 21 years of his life. After that he moved to Vienna, Austria where he met the love of his life Ingrid. You can find out more about this amazing woman at www.YourCommunityCook.com. They now live since 1992 in the Phoenix Valley, Arizona with their 2 children Laila and Pablo (they are adults now). Daniel loves to make music and is a passionate percussionist. Daniel studied north Indian tabla over the last 30 + years and if you ask him he'll say "I still don’t know that much!". He also love the djembe, congas and recently he has become deeply into playing the didgeridoo.
Renée Morgan Brooks is a voice for empowerment and self-realization! Renée will tell you that she feels blessed and grateful to have a voice and a Presence that touches the heart of so many across so many lines. Renée has touched the hearts and inspired the minds of thousands. "There is no need for me to speak unless I can leave people better than I found them!" Her global teachings have ONE underlying principal: "We are all ONE and it is our Divine responsibility to harness the flow of power within each of us and to realize we have an awesome and majestic responsibility to create life that works for all."
annie loyd, founder of the FUSION Foundation, director - Peace Walker Society, a helper of humanity here on earth, committed to weaving the return to the sacred hoop, a bringer of the dawn.
It is the mission of The Fusion Foundation (thefusionfoundation.org) to connect people and build a culture of community & collaboration.
Tuesday November 27 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Join us as we visit cool places to learn from community innovators and local faces! Food and drinks will be provided by local green vendors.
Community Innovator: Dr. Gladys T. McGarey, founder of the Gladys T. McGarey Foundation and internationally renowned "Mother of Holistic Medicine," will speak about her favorite topic: "Living Medicine: the Path to Finding the Physician within through the NEXT practice!" Gladys is one of our mentors, elders, and a consistent source of inspiration. We will be celebrating Dr. Gladys' 92nd Birthday at this special community gathering!
Local Face: Susan Brooks, founder of Cookies from Home, author, local superstar and cultural icon, will bring her new book "Outrageous, Courageous and Highly Contagious." It is the quintessential description of Susan and descriptive of her healing gifts of love.
Exceptional entertainment with Renee Morgan Brooks!
Shadow Rock Mountain Campus
12861 North 8th Ave, Phoenix 85029
(access 8th Ave from Thunderbird)
- August 26, 2011 - Equality Day
- 4th annual Glendale Green Festival!
- Celebrating Significant Women of the Centennial
- The Whole Life Center at Shadow Rock presents...
- AZ Bio Awards and Expo 2011
- Health Rhythms Drumming, with Andrew Ecker
- ANNUAL CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL FEATURES KITES, KOI AND KIDS AT JAPANESE GARDEN
- Conscious Living Event on Sept. 27, 2011
- Conscious Local Living November 2012
- Conscious Local Living October 2012
- Conscious Local Living August 2012
- Conscious Local Living May 2012
- Earth Day 2012 - Natural Rhythms One at the Alwun House
- Community Gatherings
- Conscious Local Living
- Art | Culture | Music Gatherings
- Ceremonies & Drum Circles
- Community Conversations
- Study & Education