We were born to live creatively.Let’s come together and dare to be inspiring.
Through sharing wisdom, ideas, dancing, singing, painting, sharing story, poem and song, balancing our minds, our hearts and our bodies, and honoring nature, ourselves and one another, we come together without excuse to share our beauty.
Unifier Festival will bring together an amazing group of inspirational artists and educators. This is a sacred celebration of all that we are and all that we can be.
Honoring and bringing together different sub-cultures, this gathering is a yoga festival, a sacred world music festival, and a tribal belly dance festival. It is a live art show, a dance party, a place for ceremony, for permaculture, for sculptural works and circus arts. It is a place to care for the land and to eat organic food, and to be inspired and inspire our kids and our elders.
Just by attending this gathering, just by showing up and having an amazing time, you will be supporting the creation of a place where people come together to share creativity, culture, knowledge and wisdom through various mediums in the healing and expressive arts with a focus on a healthy relationship to the natural world.
“The power of humanity comes from people getting together and unifying. Choose what to unify around” Ac Tah- the Walking Shaman
From Our Council Members
Pam Kimball works to create sustainable community where we can manifest our dreams by focusing on visions of joy and the power of love. Pam is grateful to all who are willing to open their hearts to listen to greater guidance and be directed by their soul’s journey. Her priorities are understanding and protecting the sacred landscape, living in love, facilitating healing, and listening to spirit.
Pam currently works to build Zero Energy House Developments in New England with Transformations, Inc. based in Townsend, MA. These super-insulated homes produce with solar the power that they need for heat, hot water and electricity. Their newest project is a 73-unit fossil-fuel-free Zero Energy Development in Northampton, MA, which includes a Co-housing village of cottages. The project will integrate Permaculture and Low Impact Design techniques and is inspired by the Living Building Challenge vision. www.transformations-inc.com
For many years she worked with Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust as the Development Director to protect farms, forests, and wildlife habitat in Massachusetts. She attended Babson College studying Business and Entrepreneurial Studies where she started the Babson Environmental Society.
Pam was one of the founding members of Earthlands – a spiritual healing community based in Petersham, MA where she served on the Board of Directors and the Land Trust Committee and co-led Green Goddess weekends. Pam is a certified DolphinBRETH Facilitator, Shamanic Studies Practitioner, and a bellydancer.
Jim Farnham for years has provided inmates within the Massachusetts Correctional System a forum for spiritual expression using traditional Native teachings. Jim is one of the core organizers of the Eighth Fire Gathering in Massachusetts.
Jason Cohen, the creator of Forestdance, Sacred World Interdependence Day and founder of Unifier Festival has experienced numerous healing and expressive arts rituals around the world.
His knowledge, experience, sensitivity and training as a ritual facilitator and his life long pursuit of exploring passion and subtlety in music, has led him in service to spark and curate the Unifier Festival Gathering.
Forestdance at the root of the Unifier lineage has taken place in 7 US states and has happened 8 times in Costa Rica a total of 26 times! These are powerful transformational ritual gatherings designed to bring people into their full power through the process of burning off symptomatic energies, coming fulling present, and balancing heart, mind, body and spirit inside and out of the sacred fire circle. When not facilitating one of these gatherings, Jason often is composing and performing with his musical projects Incus and Sacred Side Project, or producing events for the heARTbeat Collective. His latest endeavor is called Unifier Festival, a larger healing and expressive arts festival with a mission that includes bringing people together to create a community owned Land Trust. Jason is a community organizer deeply committed to creating spaces where people can become empowered and inspired.
Jason has held ceremonial space and studied with many blessed teachers, including Suzanne Rancourt (Abenaki Bear Clan), Mandaza Kandemwa (Shona), and Malidoma Some (Dagara), and takes much of his inspiration from his humble and direct connections to nature and his ancestors.