MANIFEST STATION
All-Inclusive Yoga & Music Festival
Camp Manitowa Cedar Point
May 3-5, 2019

FAMILY FRIENDLY

Families are part of our community. Kids activities coincide with adult classes.

MIDWEST LOCATION

Near Carbondale in southern IL on Camp Manitowa’s 257 acre Cedar Point.

OVER 30 YOGA & MOVEMENT CLASSES

Feel the vibrations move through your body while exploring your breath.
LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

Diverse expressions of sacred art demonstrating our shared relationship as a global community of devotees
PLANT-BASED FOOD

PLANT-BASED FOOD

Five prepared vegan meals and snacks along with coffee and tea all weekend.

HEALERS

Come as you are and find what you need from masterful healers in our healing village.

We’ll create a utopian commUNITY in the woods of southern Illinois for a weekend, playing and elevating our vibrations with live music, entertainment and creative class offerings at Camp Manitowa’s 257 acre Cedar Point. National touring musicians performing throughout the weekend. Campfire sound jams into the evenings. Community includes family. Kids activities included all weekend. Many paralleling the movement and yoga classes for adults, so parents can be more present. Yoga and movement classes led by outstanding teachers from around the U.S. and include everything from AcroYoga to Yin. Find our Healing Village filled with ways for you to further your journey toward that higher self. We go to great lengths to recycle our waste and procure a good portion of our food from local farmers. Your retreat price includes five prepared vegan meals, snacks, coffee and tea at this festival for all.

You may choose to practice yoga indoor or out, frolic in various outdoor and lake adventures, experience acro yoga, belly dancing, buti and hooping, combine yoga with journaling, and / or try out your circus skills and fly on a lyra, all with lots of love and laughter. Come find your vibe with a weekend of conscious music, centering friendships, joyful play and nourishing food. Accommodation options range from DIY tent camping, platform tents, to bunking in air conditioned lodging. Paths for cycling, trails for hiking, water for floating, even rocks for climbing are all on the property just a 2 hour drive from St. Louis.

MUSIC

Playing and elevating our vibrations with live music from select conscious musicians, aerial performances by ReKinection, campfire sessions and flow arts entertainment nightly. 

YOGA

Creative class offerings for everyone in the family, including belly dancing, breathwork, acro yoga, aerial skills, hooping, qigong, gong healing, meditation and more.

TEACHERS

Debby Siegel, Chris Powers, Christine Kick, Tim DeWitt, Lisette Cheresson, Kelsey Kaleta, SiriAtma Kaur, Laura Lockton, Kennedy Rawlings, Kevin Wathey, Meredith Trewolla, JQ Williams, Wind Song

FOOD

Your retreat price includes five prepared vegan meals, snacks, coffee and tea at this festival for all.

Music & Entertainment May 3-5, 2019

  • LS XPRSS

    LS XPRSS

    A band headed by Drew Sheafor and Neil C. Luke from St. Louis, MO, LS XPRSS writes originals, records, and performs explosive, live, stream of consciousness musical medleys.
  • Celestial Tones

    Celestial Tones

    This fascinating, harmonic instrument constructed of 320 wind chime tubes and newly added hanging chimes, is tuned to Just Intonation. Each note played resonates with the chakra frequencies while preserving complete musicality. The result is melodious, remarkably relaxing and healing music with a totally unique sound.
  • Two Cities One World

    Two Cities One World is more than just a clever moniker referring to St. Louis and Sofia – Anna and Jared’s cities of origin. It’s been their defining mission since joining forces to spread a positive message around the world with their beautiful, rhythmically eclectic music. These artists command truth, spread love and inspire people to do great things. You’re going to need to bring your dancing feet for this one.
  • ReKinection

    ReKinection

    ReKinection is a collaboration of guides, performers, musicians, artists and writers conspiring to inspire empowerment and embodiment. They’ll be performing and teaching aerial acts as well as fire spinning at Manifest Station Volume 4.
  • Jeni B - That Folkin' Girl

    Jeni B - That Folkin' Girl

    Music from the heart about the human spirit. A soulful blend of jazz, Americana, folk and old country, journeying into a sound all her own.
  • Penn Johnson

    Penn Johnson

    Penn Johnson channels and projects stories through song – unlike any artist of our time. His sound is of a genre yet-to-be defined, but his true-to-life lyrics, acoustic melodies, wind-sung strumming, harmonic rhythms, and passionate (uni-)verses, echo an era that once collected the masses.
  • Jeremy McConaughey

    Jeremy McConaughey

    Hailing from the barren plains of Central Illinois, Singer/ Songwriter Jeremy T McConaughey @jmachonky has, for years, performed with numerous nationally known acts as a drummer. Jeremy decided to step out from behind the drums and apply his hatchet to the wood and carved out what has developed into the embodiment of his Conversations EP.
  • Chrissy Rennick

    Chrissy Renick is a contemporary vocalist, songwriter, and arranger. She completed a degree in Music Therapy at Maryville University in 2015 and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Jazz Studies at Webster University. Her background in music therapy has made her a compassionate and goal-directed artist and instructor. She believes music can be a tool to enhance well-being and utilizes a holistic approach to performance, songwriting, and education.

Movement, Yoga, Sound Healing & Breathwork Guides Over 30 Classes Available

  • DEBBY SIEGEL

    A co-founder of this and many yoga events, festivals and retreats, Debby has intentions of redirecting humans to being – just being. Find her creating ways for connecting to others and connecting others on her website (you’re on it) or on a mat, rock, paddle board or any surface on which one might breathe. Debby believes in six impossible things before brunch and that through yoga, mindfulness, health, adventure, the outdoors, family, friendships and gratitude, we all progress. So carpe your mat, and join her for a journey bound to embolden you to love, live and giggle-snort just a little more!
  • CHRISTINE KICK

    Christine Kick makes it a priority to live a life filled with adventure and joy! Becoming an AcroYoga (AYI) certified instructor 6 years after first falling in love with the partner flying practice, Christine teaches fun, explorative classes that combine acrobatics with therapeutics, showing others how to find strength and cultivate a greater sensitivity. In addition to leading teacher trainings and teaching yoga, Christine has studied thai massage and Reiki and has a growing healing arts practice. She is grateful to be living her dream and fulfilling her mission to inspire others to be themselves, spread love, and to remember to smell the roses.
  • TIM DEWITT

    TIM DEWITT

    Tim is a fitness and health enthusiast which manifests itself in many forms. Drawn to the path of alternative therapies, working with the mind, emotions, and energetics of an individual, Tim’s journey with yoga, asana, and the physical body led to him becoming a yoga instructor in 2016. Find him standing on one hand, leading yogis in strong practices, playing his hand pan, gong or crystal bowls and harp and always working to absorb and share new information of the body, mind, and heart.
  • LAURA LOCKTON

    Laura Lockton is the founder of ReKinection. She brings aerial and flow arts – meditative body movement modalities that are beneficial for the body, mind, emotions and spirit – to Manifest Station Vol 4. The ReKinective performers share the joy, empowerment and balance that they have experienced by providing opportunities for participants of all ages to try out lyra, hammock and aerial yoga AND to join in the ReKinective Experience show! We’ll move our bodies, challenge ourselves, learn how much we’re capable of and have fun together.
  • KELSEY KALETA

    Kelsey is a moving meditation! Find yourself in her company and you’ll be entertained, healed and happy. Kelsey teaches yoga and performs at festivals all over the states. She feels that we heal mentally and physically with yoga, dance and music. Yoga has guided her to an ayurvedic inspired way of life transforming her daily habits into conscious healthy living. Kelsey supports and encourages her students to find a creative balanced outlook and shifts perspectives both on and off the yoga mat.
  • CHRIS POWERS

    CHRIS POWERS

    What began as a fascination with storytelling through song and a childhood encounter with puppets, has developed into shows that entertain and teach children about the imagination-expanding world of mindfulness.
  • WIND SONG

    A sex trafficking survivor, Wind Song is a recording artist and sound healer from Dallas, TX. Combining performance and activism, she aims to make a difference in her community through fundraising and service to others. In addition to public performances including traditional mantra woven through a multi-instrumental soundscape of Reiki infused lyrics, harmony and vocals. As a survivor of human trafficking, Wind Song also donates 11% of each album sale to helping women and children like herself recover and rebuild.
  • ABI FEIL

    ABI FEIL

    Abi Feil is a coach, mentor, teacher and healer living in the greater St. Louis area. She combines her knowledge and training in yoga and reiki with her experience in business, wellness, and her energetic gifts, to work 1-on-1 with clients. Locally, Abi offers 1-on-1 yoga mentoring, yoga therapy as a PRYT student practitioner, workshops for adults and children, and yoga classes. Abi will be coordinating the kids programs at Manifest Station Vol. 4.
  • JOSH LYNN

    Josh’s journey in the healing arts started about 10 years ago and continues to expand. After a Massage Therapy training his appetite for more healing modalities grew, so he added a 200 hour yoga teacher training, and a 300 hour in March of 2017 in Goa, India. His presence is calming and yet giggly. Josh will offer a yin yoga class and various services as a massage therapist from 30 minute rejuvenating massage to Thai bodywork. Pre-book his Healing Village hogan time online.
  • JQ WILLIAMS

    JQ Williams, E-RYT 500, is a warm and energetic teacher based primarily out of Los Angeles. She loves backbends and arm balances and has a strong practice, but her secret love is the depth of her restorative practice. Her classes are always different, providing a variety of ways to access the practice through flow, alignment, and inquiry. Each class holds a surprise, a unique twist or turn that keeps students constantly learning and growing.
  • LISETTE CHERESSON

    LISETTE CHERESSON

    Lisette is a writer, traveler, yogi, burner, dirt-collector, lover of small movements & moments. She lives in New York and makes the trek to the midwest to oscillate beams of light at Manifest Station. Meet this nucleus human who holds the cell together with her powerful, gravitational presence.
  • KEVIN WATHEY

    KEVIN WATHEY

    Kevin Wathey is a renaissance man, playing ice hockey the majority of his life and majoring in theater in college. Through Anatomy, Physiology, Breath and Movement classes at ASU, Kevin’s affinity for the foundations of yoga began. It was later in Bali, Indonesia on an acting gig that Kevin deepened his understandings of yoga and adopted it as his lifestyle. His RYT in hand, Kevin now guides yoga in Phoenix, AZ. You’ll find him assisting in Briohny Smyth’s Wanderlust classes around the country, and guiding online through his website Synchronicity Yoga. Keven hopes to share the positivity that yoga brought to his life with us at Manifest Station through his Cultivate your CORE and Flowing in Gratitude classes.
  • SIRIATMA KAUR

    SIRIATMA KAUR

    With a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, SiriAtma completed Yoga Teacher Training through West-East Natural Healing in 2012. She then continued her studies in 2013, and began Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Sat Tirath Ashram in Kansas City, MO. Siri Atma teaches Hatha & Kundalini Yoga classes and private instruction throughout the St. Louis area, works with healing those with addictions, and has served as the administrator of all West-East Natural Healing programs for over one year. We are fortunate to have her guiding Celestial Communications and Gong Sound Healing programs at Manifest Station Vol. 4.
  • KENNEDY RAWLINGS

    KENNEDY RAWLINGS

    A Carbondale native, Yogi, Nature enthusiast, Healer, Writer, Vegan, and deep thinker, Kennedy started her yoga journey at the age of 19 in a very lost state. She quickly realized how powerful the ancient practice of yoga truly was and it completely transformed her life. Coming from a dark, scary place she turned her path completely around with the help of Yoga, and she knew she had to share it with everyone she could. Completing her 200 HR intensive Yoga Teacher Training with Passion Yoga School in Costa Rica, Kennedy focuses these days on starting up a nature, yoga and healing program for at risk juvenile delinquents.
  • SHENEE ALEXA

    SHENEE ALEXA

    Shenee Alexa is a mover, creator and visionary. She is a Massage Therapist, Breathwork Facilitator, Reiki Practitioner & Pranic Healer who studied at The Healing Arts Center of St. Louis. Shenee takes an integrative approach to wellness, encouraging clients to consider their physical, mental and emotional states, as well as the quality of their breath and their relationship to the environment. She is passionate about working with those who are ready to improve their life experience and enjoys sharing applicable tools to assist in self growth. She loves traveling; building community everywhere. Her other passions include edible gardening, kayaking, dancing and journaling.
  • MEREDITH TREWOLLA

    MEREDITH TREWOLLA

    Meredith is a veteran at Manifest Station. She arrives early from Kansas City each year to bless the property by walking its perimeter, saging it and burying crystals to create a sacred container for our festival. She leads QiGong each morning on the lakefront, entertains with ReKinection each night and reads tarot and offers Reiki in Healing Village every day.
  • Aerial Workshops by ReKinection

    Acro Yoga by Christine Kick & Tim DeWitt

    Belly Dancing with Veils by Kelsey Kaleta

    Buti Yoga by Kelsey Kaleta

    Celestial Communications by SiriAtma Kaur

    Create Your Narrative: Yoga + Journaling by Debby Siegel

    Cultivate your CORE by Kevin Wathey

    Flowing in Gratitude by Kevin Wathey

    Gong Sound Healing by SiriAtma Kaur

    Hooping by Casey Reneee

    Inversions – Flip Your Perspective by JQ Williams

    Chakra Kids Yoga and Activities by Abi Feil

    Kundalini Yoga by SiriAtma Kaur

    Mindful Marionettes by Debby & Chris

    QiGong by Meredith Trewolla

    Rise and Shine Yoga by JQ Williams

    Sound Journey Yoga by Tim DeWitt & Christine Kick

    Third Eye Yoga by Lisette Cheresson

    Tranformative Breathwork by Shenee Alexa

    Yin Yoga by Josh Lynn

  • Healing Village is a small community of hogans in the woods on the property near all the activities & camping. All seven hogans are full now, but we are accepting conscious vendors who want to bring their own tent set up and will have spaces for these in the Healing Village area. For the form and more information, CLICK HERE

    Healing Village

    Usui Holy Fire Reiki and Healing Touch Energy Sessions by Meredith Trewolla

    Reiki Sessions by Shenee Alexa

    Inner Alchemy CBD infused Body Care and Massage Products

    Massage Therapy by Yevgeniy Elperin, LMT

    Massage Therapy / Thai Massage by Josh Lynn, E-RYT, LMT

    Henna Designs by Mary of FabMe

    Breathwork by Shelly Hogan

    Reiki, Crystal Pranic Healing by Amy Brown

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VACANCY ALERT as of April 1:

All three Lodges: Co-ed Bruce Lodge, Great Spirit Lodge and Sahara Lodge are all filled to capacity.

The remaining accommodations include a village of platform tents and hogans available to rent, each platform tent and hogan sleeps four. And of course plenty of camping (byotent) is available. This former girl scout camp has shower houses with men’s & women’s toilets and showers for those not in lodging.

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This festival is growing and new cool things are abundantly happening between now and May 3. Oh, btw, ticket prices increase April 3 and we close ticket pre-sales May 2.