(SOLD OUT) Back to the Roots 2022

Fri. Sep 2, 2022 at 4:00pm PDT
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(SOLD OUT) Back to the Roots 2022


Join us for a micro-festival immersion in hands-on permaculture action, world-fusion live music, ecstatic dances, educational workshops, community meals & so much more! 

Lost Valley is thrilled to offer our 2nd annual Back to the Roots event. We envision a space that provides a blend of education, embodiment & community connection through supporting a container for art, music & creativity to flourish. Originally envisioned from what used to be monthly overnight music & dance events from 2014-2020... we aspire to create a container that supports ecstatic celebration through a deepened connection to a sense of place. We welcome you to join us in returning Back to the Roots.

All profits go towards supporting a local farmers market for the Dexter, Oregon community to take place at Lost Valley on a quarterly basis. This market will be free to the public.


❍ Offerings: ❍

⌯ 1-2 nights Camping
⌯ Hands-On Permaculture Workshops
⌯ Ecstatic Dance
⌯ Live Music
⌯ Mushroom Education
⌯ Somatic Movement
⌯ Farmers Market/Vendors
⌯ Locally Sourced Catered Meals 
⌯ Breathwork
⌯ Sound Healing
⌯ Community Cacao Offerings
⌯ Wood-Fired Sauna
⌯ Tea Lounge
⌯ & sooo much more!

❍ Performers/Facilitators: ❍

⌯ Sol Seed
⌯ Youssoupha Sidibe
⌯ Setesh Free
⌯ BonBon Spirit
⌯ Saffire
⌯ StarryRootz
⌯ AveryDeane Swift
⌯ Reishi Strauss
⌯ Fooble the Dragon
⌯ Anna Irene Lewis
⌯ Spencer Graham
⌯ Elias Beryl
⌯ Khyla Allis
⌯ Brian Byers
⌯ Raya Sun
⌯ Justin Michelson
⌯ Dima Tsatskin
⌯ Adrienne Bengston
⌯ Kyrnn Symons
⌯ Paul Deering

... & more coming soon!

**Full Event Schedule at bottom of Event Page**

◅ We vision that this will not only be a space of fundraising, live music, dance & celebration... but that those who come will support our visions in creating Permaculture technologies on the land. We welcome you to come early, campout with us the night before, and co-create with stewards of the land.

◅ All of this takes place at an 87 acre nature sanctuary, intentional community (40 residents) & aspiring ecovillage known as Lost Valley Education & Event Center/Meadowsong Ecovillage, located approximately 25 minutes east of Eugene, Oregon. 

◅ We offer discounted tickets to BIPOC, Elders (65+), Single-Parents,  Transgender, & Alter-Abled people. Our facilities offer Gender-Neutral restrooms for this event. Alter-Abled parking is also available close to the venue.

◅  The organizers of this event acknowledge that the Winefelly band of the Kalapuya nation once resided on the land we now dance upon. We acknowledge these people were violently removed by white colonizers & recognize the immense privilege it is to host such an event on this land. 


◅  PRE-SALE tickets available online. Tickets will likely not be sold at the door We expect this event to sell-out.


◅  VOLUNTEER: We need your help! Limited positions available. Reach out to [email protected] for more info. 

◅ FRIDAY MARKET/VENDING: Do you have earth-based crafts, herbal medicines or goods from your local business to share? Contact Khyla Allis  at [email protected] to learn more on how to share at this event!

◅  CHILDREN: Children are welcome at this event - as long as there is direct supervision at all times. We create this container primarily for those who are 18+. 12 & under are free.

◅  PETS: Please leave your pets at home for this event. Thank you for understanding.

◅  SMOKING: Only permitted in designated areas. Please find event organizers if there is a need to smoke.

◅  BRING YOUR OWN BLISSWARE: Please bring your own bowl, cup (for kombucha/tea/cacao) and silverware for the catered dinner.

◅  NOTE: Registration will be officially closed at 6 PM on Saturday. We encourage everyone, especially first-timers, to join us for our opening circle. Please do not arrive after this time. 

◅ PLEASE CARPOOL! Parking is limited. Parking passes available for $15. 

◅ Even more details emerge as we get closer to event time. 



Doors Open for Early Bird & Market Attendees: 4:00 PM Friday


4:00 - Doors open
5:00-9:00 PM - Live Music (Americana Roots Folk & Bluegrass), Farmers Market, seed swap, Local crafts & more!

- Friday's event is free to the public. To stay overnight for the main event you must purchase an early-bird camping pass. 

- Get first choice on campsites & join in on the Friday night music jam/song circle that goes late into the night. Bring your own snacks/food for Friday.


7:30: Silent Meditation Forest Walk for early-bird attendees w/ Justin Michelson 
9:00 - Morning Yoga for early-bird atteendees w/ Raya Sun
9:00 - Arrival/Registration Opens

Permaculture Action:
10:00 - 1:00: Permaculture Action Party: Farm & Forest Immersion w/ Brian Byers & Khyla Allis
1:00 - Catered Organic lunch provided for Action party attendees

Workshop Series: 
2:30 - The Magical World of Fungi w/ Reishi Strauss
2:30 - Primal Embodiment: The Pelvis-Jaw Relationship w/ AveryDeane Swift
3:45 - Lost Valley Sustainability Tour (Meet at the Solar Roller)
3:45 - Contact Improv w/ Justin Michelson

Music & Dance:
4:30 - Live Music w/ STARRYROOTZ 
5:30 - Community Cacao Offering w/ Setesh Free & Raya Sun
6:00 - Live Music w/ SOL SEED
7:15 - Opening Circle 
7:30 -  Ecstatic Dance w/ SETESH FREE

Late Night Activities:
10:00 - Catered Organic Vegan Dinner
12:00 - Sound Healing in Sacred Yurt w/ Anna Irene Lewis
Midnight-ish - Sound Serenade w/ Spencer Graham in Outdoor Kitchen
1AM - ?? Open Mic w/ The Wandering Stool 

All night wood-fired sauna (fire restrictions permitting)

All are welcome to spend the night. Bring your camping gear :)


8:00am - Catered organic breakfast (helpers welcome)

8:00am - Breathwork w/ Dima Tsatskin
9:00am - Awaken: Handpan Journey w/ Saffire
9:00am - 10:00am - Fooble the Dragon (KIDS Puppet Show)
10:00am - Youssoupha Sidibe
10:45am - Ecstatic Dance w/ BONBON SPIRIT
12:15 - Integration w/ Heart of Now
12:30 pm - Community clean up party
Even more details to emerge as we get closer to event time.

We absolutely LOVE you and are BLESSED by your presence! ♥

In collaboration with:

- Coalescence Dance
- Nature’s Heart Retreats
- The Wandering Stool
& all of you!

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Lost Valley Educational Center 81868 Lost Valley Lane
Dexter, OR 97431