Dance


Clogging

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• The CommonWealth Dance Collective
• Saturday 11:00 AM - Noon

• Sun. 10:30 AM - Noon

• Dance Floor Tent

Sat. 11 AM: Sheila Graziano, of The CommonWealth Dance Collective, will give a short demonstration of Appalachian clogging, followed by a beginning-beginning workshop in the genre. Close-toed shoes are best for this feet-on experience!

Sun. 10:30 AM: The CommonWealth Dance Collective will present a 1/2 hour show including various styles of traditional percussive stepdancing, followed by a beginning level feet-on workshop in Appalachian clogging. Close-toed shoes are best for this feet-on experience! Everyone is welcome, and we will adjust the workshop to accommodate those who may already have some experience in this genre.

Founded by Sheila Graziano in 2004, The CommonWealth Dance Collective (CDC) is an ensemble of step dancers based in southeast Michigan that performs myriad percussive dance styles, including Appalachian clogging, English, Canadian, American tap, Celtic, and more! 

Hula Hoop Make ’n Take - All Ages Hoop Dance Workshop

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• With Missy Cooke
• Saturday, 9:30 - 11:00 AM
• Interactive Area

All ages are invited to come and decorate their very own hula hoop to take home! Afterward, stay for the class where you'll learn several hoop dance tricks, techniques, and even a short choreography. Hoops are limited to the first 40 participants, but the class is open to all!

Mama Luna Family Morning Dance with Dave Boutette and Friends

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• With Mama Luna
• Sunday, 10:00 AM
• Second Holler

Toddlers and all ages! Dance like a child. You can dance with joy, dance without getting tired, dance if you always wanted to dance but never have until now. Dance to all types of music! Start your day with the Whirling Dervish Dance workshop.

Jeany Mama Luna Walker taught in Montessori school for many years(2 1/2 to 6 year olds as well as elementary.) She has danced in collectives, solo and presented workshops in sacred dance from many cultures and in the art of resist dying for all ages in the U.S., Canada, Brazil. Germany and Trinidad.

Yoga


Wake Up Yoga

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We will wake up the body, mind and senses together using the tools of standing asanas and with a focus on breath.

Marly Spieser-Schneider is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, dancer, farmer, organizer, and explorer of many things. She started studying Iyengar Yoga at a young age in Ann Arbor, then continued her training and certification on the East coast. Her curiosity leads her many places but the practice of Iyengar Yoga has become a major grounding and unifying force in her life. 

Saturday, 8:30 - 9:30 AM
Big Tent on The Hill

Kids Yoga with Cindy Caro

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Cindy is a certified kids yoga instructor through Kidding Around Yoga and the owner of Yurty Yoga for Kids located in Grass Lake. With a background in early childhood and elementary education, she understands the benefits of stretching and breathing through yoga and meditation for young children. Cindy helps children with the tools they need to increase concentration, flexibility, strength and manage stress through fun and active poses, stories, music, and games.

Suggested ages 3 and up.

Sunday, 9:45 - 10:15 AM
Interactive Area

Morning Yoga Flow

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• Caitie Shaughnessy-Parrish
• Sunday, 8:30-9:30 AM 
• Big Tent on the Hill

Caitie Shaughnessy-Parrish has been teaching yoga in Ann Arbor since 2007. She brings a love of movement, a sense of spiritual inquiry, and a desire to share the joys and immense benefits of yoga to her teaching. Suitable for newbies and long-practicing yogis alike!

Nature Walks


Forest Bathing Experience

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• With Kerri Barker
• Sunday, 10:30 AM
• Meet at Interactive Area sign

Learn what forest bathing is and then go on an adventure with your senses. We will make many discoveries using our bodies and deepen our experience with the natural world. You never know what you will find in nature or yourself when you let go of your thinking mind and open all your senses to what's around you. All ages are welcome.

Kerri Barker is the founder of Nourish Nature Connection and has a certification in forest therapy through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Forest Bathing helps to find inner calm and to discover connection to the natural world

Museum of Living Trees and Their Understory

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A small corner of Frog Holler Farm near the Cabin where kids and adults can learn about the forest. Open from dawn to dusk for self-guided tours (signs, quiz, visual scavenger hunt). Guided tours by museum curator, Sybil Kolon (tours last about half an hour). Limited seating for contemplation and an area for fairy house building.

Holler Birds

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• With Jim Bull
• Sunday, 7:00 - 8:00 AM

• Meet at the Interactive Area sign

Join biologist, naturalist and birder Jim Bull as we look and listen for birds that live in the Holler. No experience necessary, all ages welcome, bring binoculars if you have them.

Jim is the editor of Detroit Audubon’s natural history quarterly magazine, The Flyway; leads an average of two birding field trips per month for them, and serves as Environmental Policy Coordinator. He teaches Environmental Science, Biology, Geology, Astronomy, and Nutrition at Wayne County Community College and Macomb Community College. He holds a B.S in Biology from Adrian College, a M.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan.

 

Wild Edibles Plant Walk

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• With Rachel Mifsud
• Sunday, 2:00 PM

Meet at Interactive Area sign

Walk the trails of Frog Holler identifying edible plants that grow in the wild. Rachel Mifsud, of Will Forage for Food, has intimate knowledge of the bounty that awaits us in the woods and fields.

Bringing Nature Home - How to Create the Spirit of Frog Holler in Your Own Yard

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• With Billy Kirst
• Saturday, 10:00 AM
• Meet at the Cabin

Meet at the cabin at 10 am. Billy will take us on an interpretive walk through our stunning mix of mature Oak-Hickory forest, wet meadow, open water and of course our organic gardens! He'll share tips and ideas that bring together ecological restoration and home gardening so that you can bring the beauty, diversity and deep ecology of our native heritage to your home.

Why Community Supported Ecology? We believe that each of us, and each plot of land, is vital to a healthy future. Adapt exists to sustain and promote the connections between people and the land that supports us through community co-creation of native plant and perennial food landscapes.

Through crowdfunding, education, and volunteer effort, we aim to build a community network that supports the restoration of native plant and perennial food landscapes on small parcels of privately- and publicly-owned land where there might otherwise not be the resources to do so.

Learn more at www.adaptecology.org

Nature Walk For Kids and Families 

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• With Sybil Kolon
• Saturday, 1:30 PM
• Kids + Family Area

Kids and families will be guided along the trails of Holler Fest, discovering natural treasures along the way. The Tree Museum and Fairy Houses in the Forest will be highlights.

Inspirations in Nature

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• Steven Parrish
• Saturday, 3:00 PM
• Meet at the Interactive Area sign

Steven Parrish is a restoration ecologist at The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum. He loves to share the spirit of the natural world and looks forward to guiding a nature walk that will identify trees, plants, insects, and ecosystems. Come with curiosity, ideas, and your wide-open senses!

Music


All Ages Group Songwriting

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• With Elisabeth Pixley-Fink
• Saturday, 5:00 PM
• Yurt

 

Play the Bones

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• San and Emily
• Sunday, 12:00 PM
• Interactive Area

San and Emily guide participants in playing this unique and accessible percussion instrument. “Bones” will be provided for the workshop and also available for sale.

Family Drum Circle

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• With Lori Fithian
• Sunday 2:00 PM
• North Woods Drum Circle

Join percussionist Lori Fithian for Drummunity! She'll bring the drums, YOU get to play 'em!

Community sing with matt watroba

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• With Matt Watroba
• Saturday 3:00 PM

• Interactive Area

 

Story Song Creations

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• With Dan Hall
• Saturday 4:00 PM
• Interactive Area

 

Sing-Along for Compassion, Wisdom, Joy

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• With Nat Needle
• Sat. 1 PM & Sun. 1 PM
• The Yurt

Join Nat and his ukelele for call-and-response original songs, penned by Nat, that reflect joy, wisdom, and compassion.

Nat Needle is a former teacher at Clonlara, Ann Arbor’s beloved alternative school. He also completed the Maitreya Buddhist Seminary at Ann Arbor’s Zen Buddhist Temple. Nat trained in classical piano until he was 17, and then devoted himself to the study and performance of music rooted in the African-American experience from enslavement onward. Nat now resides in Worcester MA where he teaches piano to ages 5-senior and performs swing, blues, jazz standards, and anything else inspired by his eclectic background.

Singing Rounds

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• Angie Martin, Chrissy Martin and Sarah Felder
Sunday, 2 PM, Interactive Area

Angie and Chrissy Martin, well-known for their exceptional skills in the Holler Kitchen, have been singing together since before they both could talk. The sisters love to share the joy of song wherever they roam and are joined by Sarah Felder, skilled with camp songs and sea chanteys. All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate in this rambunctious round-singing workshop!

Rhythm and Play Circle

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• KAT STEIH
• Noon - Saturday - Yurt

A  structured musical improvisation class, geared towards adults, where we create musical forms on the spot using rhythmic body movements and vocalizing.

Bodywork

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Hand Massage

With Faye Ogasawara
Saturday 1-6 PM 
Massage Tent

Reiki

With Lainey Frydrych
Saturday 2-6 PM,  Sunday 1-5 PM
Second Massage Tent - check at Info for location / sign-up

Milan Anderson, LMT
Sunday 10-12
Massage Tent

Straw Panel Construction Demonstration

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• With Emily Foley and Oscar Bee
• Saturday, 3:00 PM
• Meet at the Cabin

See firsthand the in-progress building of straw-insulated panels being constructed right here at Frog Holler. Builder Oscar Bee will be on hand to demonstrate how the panels are constructed, explain the process, and answer any questions. Meet outside of the Cabin to walk to the straw panel assembly area (~1/2 mile). A limited number of seats will be available on the Courtesy Golf Cart.