Explore Nomadico’s immersive art, performances, workshops, and theme camps.
Special Performance: Ardiente
Ardiente is composed of 12 talented and multifaceted specialty performers from the DMV who have come together to create an exciting and unique visual experience for the people of Nomadico. Catch them dancing in a thrilling spectacle of light and shadow on both Friday & Saturday night- they are sure to bring on the heat!
We invite you to Meso Creso’s signature daytime program – breathe in the mesopotamian vibes under our bayt. Come join us for sweet treats, homemade baklava, fresh and dried fruit; and savor our Turkish coffee and sage tea. Sit back, smoke some hookah, and bring your creative skills, poetry and stories, and any musical talents you’d like to share. Let us host you under the afternoon sunshine at Mesopotamian Vibes with nourishment for your ears, heart, stomach, and soul.
At sunset on Saturday, make your way toward the music. Heed the call to connect with the whole Nomadico community as we ignite the evening together. Then return at dawn for a joyful, cathartic journey into the light.
Renegade Pride Parade
It’s summertime, which means one thing: queer celebration! Don that rainbow dress, strap on that leather, douse yourself in (biodegradable) glitter, and join us for the Pride Parade of a lifetime. We will meet at Maydan and parade through the festival. Bring noisemakers, extra rainbow and glitter gear to share, whatever makes you feel the most fabulous!
Special Performance: Cirqusoria Showcase
East Coast based, Cirqusoria empowers artists to thrive through collaboration and attention to detail and has created and performed dynamic choreographed showcases since the summer of 2013. The newest showcase is being debuted at this year’s Nomadico under the name “Wild & Divine.” Cirqusoria is filled with a potent variety of artists of all different shapes, backgrounds, and beliefs. Get ready for aerial modern dance, gogo, dancers, acrobatics, stilt-walkers, avant-garde performance rovers, bubble manipulators, and more! Cirqusoria is woman-ran and created by performing artist & visual designer Serena Davis.
WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
Sanctuary Volunteer Training with Emma Kaywin and Mikayla Hellwich
All Sanctuary volunteers must attend this mandatory one-hour training. The Nomadico Sanctuary is a place where our Nomads can go when things have just gotten too weird or intense. Sanctuary volunteers offer judgment-free support for non-medical crises.
Safe Spaces Training – OPEN TO ALL – with Emma Kaywin
Partying is super fun! But what about those moments when things get a little weird, and you want to intervene but don’t know how? This training will give you some basic tools to de-escalate three types of behaviors that often occur in party situations: sexual harassment, intoxication, and violence. Come learn how to make the party safer for yourself and others!
Goddess Shabbos by The Gene-Sis with Rishe Groner
Let’s step into the present moment and attune our bodies to the pace of festival living with an ancient twist on modern traditions. Welcome to Shabbat, where we’ll meditate to let go of the week, chant our favorite songs including Hebrew favorites and easy wordless melodies, dance out the week’s bullshit, and embody the Divine Feminine who descends into our beings on this sacred day.
Anahata Partner Yoga with Paris Bustillos
Anahata Partner Yoga uses interlocking postures that are balanced with the aid of another person. No partner necessary. Come stretch your assanas and mix it up at the same time.
Kundalini Yoga: Opening Our Hearts with Brian Carr
Come join us for an hour of Kundalini Yoga, where we’ll practice both yoga and meditation to open up our heart centers, connecting us to our true selves, and the love that flows all around us. Beginners welcome!
AcroYoga : Flow through Flight with Elise Foster
AcroYoga elevates the connection between you and others through movement, connection, and play. It combines yoga, acrobatics and Thai massage. We’ll explore the world of AcroYoga through the roles of base, flyer and spotter and build a dynamic flow, balanced in the air. Beginners welcome! No experience necessary.
Cresopotamian Cinnamon Roll Hug with Sasha Tyukavina
Join your fellow Nomads for a Huge Cinnamon Roll Hug! Bring your lovely selves and your best intentions! Let’s try to gather as many people as possible, and feel connection to each other and to the Universe through a powerful Om concluding the hug. If this sounds too new agey for you, just come to hug your friends.
Collard Greens & Shit Like That with Ted Land
Nourish your body and your soul with fresh, healthy vegan southern food. Choose between Collard Greens, Shit Like That, or feel free to enjoy both!
Basic Life Support + AED Training with Nick Scoulios
Team Puzzle-painting Workshop with Jon Croteau
Come paint a facilitated team puzzle. We’ll be painting in teams of four to design and paint a one-of-a-kind jigsaw puzzle, based on simple creative prompts to activate our creative muscles.
Cyanotype: Make photographic blueprints with Lindsay
Create your own photographic blueprint! In this workshop you will create two cyanotype prints using found foliage, flowers, and digital transparencies. The 1 hour workshop will include a demo of the process and 2 pre-coated paper prints per artist for exposure.
Ancestral Lineage Healing with Taya Shere
If we go back far enough, each lineage holds loving and wise ancestors that can be a source of blessing, guidance, connection and healing. Engaging these connections can be a simple and potent process toward greater personal well-being, as well as familial, communal and cultural repair. In this workshop, we’ll explore the Ancestral Medicine model of Ancestral Lineage Healing, which encourages relating safely and directly with ancestors of blood & lineage, cultivating connection with helpful guides and creating boundaries and support for troubled dead in need of assistance. All are welcome!
Human Fucking Thriving with Yonah
We become what we focus on, so it’s of utmost importance that we choose our focus wisely. Very often we unconsciously get swept away listening to and engaging in topics and conversations that make us feel rotten, and unconsciously we continue, increasing our negative experience and creating more of what we don’t want in our reality. In this class, you will be guided through interactive exercises that are created to strengthen your ability to consciously choose your own experience by virtue of chosen thoughts, written and spoken words. You’ll have the opportunity to go to the source of what you seek, increasing positive emotion independent of outcomes. From here the magic happens.
Peaceful Warrior Yoga with Debmalya Nandy
An All Levels Yoga class devoted to tap into and awaken the peaceful warriors within ourselves as we flow through the Yoga postures.
Basics of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture Awareness with Juliana Vadala
Join a local Baltimore sign language interpreter to learn more about how to communicate with the American Deaf community. Learn the sign language alphabet, alternative communication methods, a brief history of the Deaf community in America, and how to interpret a song in American Sign Language.
Intro to Breakdancing with Sam Stevens
I’ll teach you the absolute basics to breakdancing so you can drop it into your current dance repertoire or launch a longer journey into the art form. You’ll learn the up-rock, 6-step floor work and pose.
Hridaya: Tantric Teachings of the Heart with Lakshmi Kanter
Tantric traditions help us the wisdom of our own inner teacher and insight by attuning to the heart center, or the Spiritual Heart. We will delve into secret heart-centered practices that help work skillfully with sweetness as well as pain, love as well as hatred, hope as well as despair, ease as well as challenge. Breath work, guided visualization, deep listening, authentic speaking, and yogic philosophy will be our guides as we touch into our own intuition, nurturance, spaciousness, and aliveness. Everybody welcome.
Wetter is Better: What David Attenborough won’t tell you about ocean animal sex with Allison Guy
Seafaring gonads! Octopus romance! 3D-printed whale snatch! With games, water guns and special treats, learn how sex in the sea can inspire fresh depths of depravity in your bedroom. Updated for 2018 with new research you dolphinately won’t want to miss.
Harm Reduction in Party Spaces with Nick Scoulios and Mikayla Hellwich
This seminar and workshop will cover harm reduction practices, including how to minimize health and safety risks that routinely occur in festival spaces.
Juggling! Drop Less! Be a Success! With Mikey
Learn the art of juggling. Attendees can be complete beginners who want to learn the learning process, or any skill level of Juggler who wants to know more. Mantras and meditations available and optional.
Die into Ecstasy with Nicole Heidbreder
We offer a journey to experience the Dissolution of your body followed by the ecstasy to re-inhabit it.
The Business of Unfucking the Planet with Matt Grason
Our disconnection from nature is the root of so many of our personal and societal ills. Regenerative economy is our chance to reconnect society with the natural world. In the process we can heal our bodies, minds, and hearts, create resilient communities, reverse climate change… And make a living. Learn how you can support and even create the new regenerative economy in small ways — or make it your life’s work.
Learn to Fly with Traci T
Curious what aerial is all about? Come see for yourself! Learn 5 basic moves in the hammock!
Yoga with Andromeda Han
Wear as much or as little as you are comfortable. We will begin with a short grounding exercise to tune into our bodies before moving into a gentle vinyasa sequence. All shapes, sizes, identities, abilities welcome.
Breaking Beyond with Samantha Vaughn
In Breaking Beyond, we re-examine “addiction” as a concept, identity, and experience through group discussion, yoga, and meditation, encouraging healing and inclusive social bonding. We believe EVERYONE is an addict needing healing. We are all addicted to things, thoughts, behaviors, people, etc. that prevent us from being the truest versions of ourselves. This workshop facilitates discussion about addiction, raises awareness of this epidemic, expands understanding of it, and provides practices to break out of addictive patterns.
Tao Yoga with Rob Coltun
Tao Yoga/Energy Purification comes from the ancient Korean Sun Tao tradition. It uses ancient mind/body techniques to bring our awareness out of our daily thinking/calculating minds to our physical and energy bodies. When connected to our energy body, we can then connect to our spiritual body and experience True Self.
The Microbiome: Powerful Healing of the Gut with Laura Rubin
Your gut has over 1,100 bacterial species. That’s more genetic variation than the human genome! Learn about growing research of the microbiome, ways to make your belly happy, and its strong connection with your brain. Nurture yourself after a night of partying!
LET’S TALK TRASH Happy Hour
Bring yo trashy self to the Let’s Talk Trash Happy Hour hosted by the Nomadico Sustainability Team! BYO-Cup and meet other trashy people for a casual group trash talk on going green, sustainability knowledge, and how our festival and art intersects with concerns about our trashy lives. Handmade ceramic art mug to be awarded to the trash talker with the best cup!
This is what Democracy “Feels” Like with Merrit Wuchina
Making a “we-space”: A safe container of co-active listening & shared decision making
Lady DJ Clinic with BEATrix, Illexxandra, MAMBISA, Teknacolor Ninja, and Vermillion Bird
A fun and supportive space run by lady DJs where women and non-binary/GNC folks can come check out dj equipment and different DJ and production software, try stuff out, ask questions, and generally nerd out on DJing in a chill atmosphere!
Exploring our identity through the Koshas with Katie Randall
According to Vedantic philosophy, the Koshas are the 5 layers, or sheaths that cover the Self. These layers offer us a way to explore how we identify who we are and how we walk in the world. This workshop will offer participants insight into these layers as a way to consciously perceive how we identify ourselves and others in our lives at any given time. If we take in the inner standing that perception is infinite, we begin to play more readily with who we are, creating a light hearted way to choose our identities as we evolve. Participants will also partake in a game to “put on” different identities in relation to one another.
Yoga and Ayurveda Workshop by Neda Dowlatshahi
This workshop will serve as an introduction to yoga and Ayurveda, both in their conceptual and practical applications. No experience necessary, just an open mind and comfortable attire.
Reiki with Traci T
Experience the power of Reiki energy healing!
Capoeira: The Dance of Freedom with Capoeira Cultural Center
Capoeira is a Brazilian art form that combines self-defense, music, dance, and acrobatics into a unified manifestation that celebrates inclusion, self-expression and the joy of being alive.
Napping 101: The Art of the Disco Nap with Claire Novak
Are you covered in glitter and exhausted? Want to dance the night away but need a bit of shut eye? Bring your pillow, a blanket, a platonic cuddle buddy and come learn the art of festival napping!
Women Uncorked with Rebecca Hassell
A female-only, moderated sex discussion group. A safe space to ask questions, compare experiences, realize we’re all normal, celebrate ourselves, and laugh a lot.
How to Cut Fruit with Ted Land
Learn how to cut and present the perfect pineapple, mango, watermelon, strawberry, and grapefruit. Explore eloquent serving options. Dive into the unique history and health benefits of each fruit. Discuss the common pitfalls and dangers of poor cutting techniques. Samples provided (with dipping chocolate for the strawberries!).
Connect with your Power Animal: Intro to Shamanic Practice for Growth and Self Healing with Jeremy Friedman
Meet the internal guides that are your inheritance from your ancestors: utilize ritual practice to access a safe, substance-free altered state of consciousness, cultivating intimacy and dialogue with your internal Mirror to help you solve problems, answer questions, and heal past wounds!
Dream Bigger, Act Faster with Ryan Ong
Scared of your dreams? Don’t know how to move forward? Let’s take a good hard look what we want to do, not who we want to be, and learn how to take real action towards those goals.
Ecstatic Erotic Massage with Benjamin Lewis
High energy beats, massage, up-regulating breathwork, Taoist big draws, awakening energy and intense mind altering sober psychedelic experience. *Partner based massage, bring a partner or be comfortable being paired with opposite or same gender partner.*
From Roots to Cosmos: Sound Bath with Heather Luna and Katie Randall
Join as we ground in, relax, and integrate our Nomadico experience with a shamanic drumming journey and crystal bowl sound bath led by Heather and Katie. We will journey into and connect with our roots as we expand out into our cosmic connection. Come ready to relax and restore with opportunity to share reflections and intentions.
Wildcrafted Smudge Making Workshop + Ceremony with Ruth Kiehlmeier
Earth-Centered Circle Yoga with Rebecca Winter
Join me for an open level hatha yoga class at dusk! During the contemplative twilight hour, we’ll form a circle and move together through a slow-paced, meditative hatha sequence to show our collective gratitude to mother earth. We’ll open with an earth blessing and some breath-work, and then move through sun salutations and longer held poses to reconnect with the sacred ground beneath our feet, the ancient trees surrounding us, and the open sky above.