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Each year, the Forest Family comes together to learn from and be inspired by each other. The Brainery is a place where these experiences come alive through workshops and classes taught by the Forest Family, for the Forest Family. Unite through intentional learning at The Brainery through movement, play, crafts, panel discussions, meditation, meet-ups, and more.

Introducing the 2024 Brainery Schedule

The Brainery Lineup


Forest Flow by Nicholas Mainous

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Eastern
Set intentions for your weekend and ground yourself within The Forest through meditation, chanting, yoga techniques, and breathwork.

Crystal Harmonies by Summer Garbarz

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
Dive into the transformative powers of crystals and healing frequencies through interactive discussions, guided meditations, and creative expressions.

Connect to Spirit by Papi & Tyrtle

Friday, June 21, 2024, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Eastern
Connect and engage with your helping spirits and foster inner healing and clarity through guided meditation.

Chakra Meditation by Candace Briscoe

Friday, June 21, 2024, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Eastern
Explore the stages of your life through chakra analysis, discovering how pivotal moments can propel you to different chakras and deeper understanding.

Intention Setting by Sidney Blair

Friday, June 21, 2024, 12:00 Noon - 12:30 PM Eastern
Ground yourself in the magic of The Forest through guided meditation and sound healing, then journal your weekend's intentions with other members of your Forest Family.

Full Moon Meditation by Adrianna Sesi

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Eastern
Celebrate the Summer Solstice and Full Moon in Capricorn by combining astrology, manifestation, meditation and community support! Embrace the energy of rebirth and transformation, and declare a summer season of abundance!

Bliss Sound Healing by Yvonne Clark

Sunday, June 23, 2024, 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Eastern
Bliss out with a meditation and sound healing that heals deep layers of stress and impacts your physical, energetic, and emotional well-being.

Guided Meditation by Candance Brisco

Sunday, June 23, 2024, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Eastern
Start off a fantastic final day in a guided meditation with Forest Family.


Decorate a Parachute @ TWLOHA by Chad Moses

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
Leave your mark on a community decorated parachute at the To Write Love on Her Arms booth!

Kandi Shoelaces by Hippie Flip

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern
Kandi Up your shoes laces! Laces and kandi provided (while supplies last).

Rave Stick Making with The Instigators

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Eastern
Make a rave stick or add to your current rave stick with the help of the infamous and hilarious Instigators. Learn techniques for high-impact, easy-to-carry rave sticks that keep your crew together and add to the magic of The Forest.

Make Your Own Poi! by Allison Segal

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Eastern
Learn how to make and spin your own sock poi! This workshop will cover poi dance concepts for beginners but is open to all levels.

DIY Soap Making by Kristina Davikoff

Friday, June 21, 2024, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern
Make your own soap, toothpaste, and deodorant! Learn to create personal care products with items in your home pantry, and walk away with some sustainably made samples.

Vision Boards by Mario Adkins

Sunday, June 23, 2024, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Eastern
Transform your ideas into achievable goals with a DIY personalized Vision Board.


TWLOHA by Chad Moses

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
Discuss the importance of mental health and building community with Chad Moses from the non-profit organization To Write Love on Her Arms.

Sexual Confidence 101 by Zallia Elizabeth Robbie

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern
Sexual confidence is about understanding and effectively expressing your desires. Learn to accept, express, and act on your wants and needs through discussions of challenges, desires, and consent.

Relationship Anarchy? by Jessica Levity-Daylover / Remodeled Love

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 3:15 PM - 4:15 PM Eastern
Join Jessica Levity-Daylover of @RemodeledLove in the follow-up to her wildly popular Polyamory 101 workshop from 2023! This workshop explores how to customize all relationships, whether polyamorous or monogamous and beyond. We will discover that the revolution starts by dismantling the hierarchy that places romantic/sexual love at the top of that pyramid.

Learn Sound Healing by Hamun (the Human) & hunter jpg

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 11:00 AM - 12 Noon Eastern
Have an interest in sound healing? Connect with those around you in order to create harmonious vibrations that will last throughout the weekend and beyond.

Overcoming Limiting Beliefs by Glen Smith

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern
Overcome your limiting beliefs by disucssing the three step process of reflection, self awareness, and reframing. Learn to live your best life!

Post-Forest Feels by Taryn Lucas

Sunday, June 23, 2024, 12 Noon - 1:00 PM Eastern
Continue to foster the feel-good fuzzies even as the festival comes to a close! Chat with others to find way to keep good vibes going even when your weekend comes to an end.


Discovering Flow by Betsy Hoekstra

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern
Discover the joy and magic of flow arts firsthand! Through non-judgemental exploration of movement and spontaneous play with everyday objects, you'll feel empowered by the inherent fun in the foundation of flow.

Learn to Shuffle by Mikayla Krukiel

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM Eastern
Master the basics of shuffle dancing and learn a group choreography! Q&A and extra shuffling tips to follow.

Irish Dance by Alyssah O'Neill

Thursday, June 20, 2024, 2:00 - 2:45 PM Eastern
Learn the basics and beginnings of Irish Dance! Start by mastering some solo steps, and finish off by dancing in groups of any size.

Full Moon Magic by Emma Cameron

Friday, June 21, 2024, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Eastern
Breathe, dance, and bask in the energy of Friday's full moon! Release your inhibitions and rejoice in the magic of the moon as the weekend begins.

Rest & Restore by Mystique Awakening

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Eastern
Release stagnant energy and invoke inner peace through a series of guided movements and expressive dance.

Twerkshop by Caliana Munoz

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern
From booty shaking to body rolls, this workshop will break down the foundation of twerking! Master the basics and gain some new moves for the weekend!

Sweets Kendamas Jam & Flow by Austin Donovan, Daniel Lawless & Joshua Grove

Saturday, June 22, 2024, 3:00 - 4:00 PM Eastern
Enjoy a Sweets Kendamas official workshop where participants will learn the basics of getting started with a kendama, as well as helping seasoned players hone their skills (all-skill levels are encouraged), teach them a bit of the history of kendama, provide a live demonstration of some top-tier play, host giveaways and mini-games where participants have an opportunity to win prizes, and potentially even show them a professional match up between two of our pro players.


Spoons & Neurodiversity by Yolanda Ducey

Friday, June 21, 2024, 12:45 PM - 1:30 PM Eastern
Learn about Spoon Theory and understand what it means to be neurodivergent while discussing ways to reduce stigma and cultivate more inclusive spaces.

Femme House & Her Forest Present: ALLYSHIP & AMPLIFICATION by Her Forest & Femme House

Friday, June 21, 2024, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern
An intimate conversation led by FEMME HOUSE Co-Founders LP Giobbi and HERMIXALOT, where some of the foresmost minds in dance music will discuss leveraging one’s platforms to create opportunities for underrepresented groups, provide safe spaces for diversity, and build authentic community.


What Just Happened? Gameshow by The Instigators

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 10:00 PM - 11:00 PM Eastern
It's a Game, It's a Show. It's a Game Show! Come and Witness the Wittiness, You Must See to Believe, to help us all try and put into words.... WHAT. JUUUUUST. HAAAPPPEENNND?

The Great Bingo Revival

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 11:59 PM - 2:00 AM (Thursday morning)
If you know, you know! Join the Rev Rusty Reams, D.J.B.I.N.G.O. and the BinGO-GO dancers for a high energy funk and soul explosion featuring 100% unadulterated bingo! BINGO SAVES!

Sethward’s Show & Tell by Sethward

Thursday - Saturday, late night, 3:00 AM - 5 AM Eastern
The ultimate late night insane "wtf did I just stumble upon" Experience. Sethward, the proud record holder for most failed auditions on AGT/Gong Show, hosts a much needed relaxing late night hang. Along with his Television set companion they play original comedy shorts based on suggestions from the audience. USA Today calls it "a comedic version of a car accident, you can't look away."