You and only a few hundred other people escape to the outdoors where the air is exhaled out of the trees and you exhale it in. Slowly, while listening to the sounds of the rustling leaves and the quiet noises of people on their own journeys, you breathe in.
Imagine wandering through acres of plush land from session to session, with a feeling of a mind getting more and more open and connected to soul. Imagine the feeling of the world slowing down and feeling still. Still enough that you can feel connected to it all.
Imagine sitting within feet of powerful energies as they pass their knowledge and their love to you so that you can integrate that knowledge and that energy in to your being.
The I Am Festival is nothing you’ve ever experienced before.
Do you feel a pull? You need to be there.
What’s so Different about the I Am Festival?
Unplug in Nature
This festival isn’t in an urban setting where you can hear cars and you are five blocks from the closest Starbucks and all those reminders of your daily life. This festival is hosted in a remote private property in the Interlake. Its acres of open space embraced with poplar trees that reach to a wide open sky. There is no civilization in sight, instead it’s filled with souls who are embracing a personal journey, all with the same intention to find that personal connection and relax.
Mind, Body and Soul
For the Yogis, it’s yoga all day. For the explorers, its Wisdom walks through groomed trails where green leaves filter sunshine rays to light the path ahead. For the introspectives, it’s inspirational talks to open the mind and meditation areas to let those new ideas simmer. For those searching, it’s a place filled with individuals who have had their own journeys to share. For the music lovers, it’s a place to stretch out and fill the soul.
You’ll not find a place so conducive to unplugging, relaxing and transforming. You can’t un-know the feeling of being one with yourself and with nature. It’s an experience that writes on the canvas of your “I Am” and becomes a part of you.
The Teachers and Performers
The session leaders and performers have been handpicked to create the perfect balance of energy for festival attendees. The sessions throughout the day are designed to create the ultimate opportunity for personal transformation and growth. In 2016, among many other things, we learned how to get to know your Body with Sonia Funk and how to Connect to your inner power with Serena Postel and Monica Angelatos. You can be sure that the line up in 2017 will be amazing for you as well!
Your Personal Journey
Your journey starts on the drive to the festival. A short 40 minutes north of Winnipeg, you’ll be provided access to a podcast to put your mind in the perfect place for your transformational journey. As you drive out, you’ll be opening your mind to the potentiality that exists for you at the I Am Festival.
As you are greeted by the Welcome team, you’ll be guided through the paths to the festival grounds where you’ll come through Center Camp and feel the heartbeat of the festival grounds. Nature will flow in through your inhales and relax your soul.
You’ll spend the day moving from experience to experience and you’ll find yourself more and more aligned to your I Am.
What about Camping?
If you have ever camped in the heart of nature you already know that lullabies come in the form of gently singing frogs and whispering leaves. You’ll fall asleep under a blanket of stars feeling a sense of being rocked safely to sleep by Mother Nature. The Universe will embrace you while you sleep during the August Weekend.
What about the Facilities?
Toilets and Water
We know that part of being relaxed includes comfortable amenities so there will be plenty of clean toilets and access to running water.
The festival has an amazing combination of facilities to complete the experience. Imagine inspirational sessions sitting on the floor of a 24’ Tipi, transformational experiences in a 30’ Dome, or yoga under the blue sky or under the event tent. The 40’ natural arbor at Center Camp will house some of Manitoba’s top musicians to entertain us throughout the late afternoon and in to the evening as well as inspirational speakers to give us new ideas.
Bugs and Wildlife
Being in nature, what about bugs and wildlife you ask? Well, it is Manitoba and being the bee and butterfly lovers that we are, there has been no chemical treatment for bugs or wildlife so come prepared with your long sleeve shirts and choice of bug repellent.
The wildlife on the festival grounds are all shy creatures, so although it would be amazing to have the deer or grey horned owls that live on the grounds grace our event, they will likely find a new place to be for that weekend. However, if you do come across a wild animal, follow your intuition and leave it be. Festival security is there to make sure everyone is safe and relaxed during their experience.
Are you coming?
Hopefully this helps to answer some of those questions. We know people are excited after attending the Inaugural I Am Festival and we expect tickets to sell out. If you were here in 2016, you know that there is no other festival like this and space is limited to create that intimate environment. Be sure that you are signed up on the mailing lists so you don’t miss the news as it’s unveiled!
See you there!
The I Am Crew – Keith, Tracy and Maurice