In addition to bringing scores of musicians to Lincoln and showcasing the city and state’s homegrown bands, Lincoln Calling strives to provide festival attendees with an array of workshops and panels that aim to inspire deeper understandings of wellness, relationships and more.
We will be providing special yoga and fitness classes with musical guests offered all festival long.
Lincoln Calling will host three panels discussing body positivity and self love, sex and relationships, and the alternative health practices. Additionally workshops will be presented on various topics educating patrons on discussed alternative health practices.
All programs are FREE and open to the public. Healthy snacks will be provided at all panels.
Inside out: Body Positivity and Self Love
Sept 19th – 6:30pm – 1867
CMT Owner of Sacred Transitions Massage & Healing Therapies CA, NE & KCMO.
Brianne Key is a California native and certified massage therapist, self-care & wellness educator, lightwork practitioner, entrepreneur, empowered woman of color & part of the LGBTQIA+ community. She strives to co-create safe spaces for all marginalized bodies through her work & advocates for the oppressed through trauma-based healing education & plant medicine culture. After moving to the midwest in 2013, Brianne slowly manifested a deep well of loving support that encouraged her journey in learning how to hold space for cultivating peace & healing after a quarter lifetime of surviving trauma, depression & abuse. She has diligently and vulnerably put to action the lessons and truths that continue to emerge in her radical self-actualization & self-love journey. She has committed herself to transforming her pain, loss & the struggles of those around her into as much supportive healing energy as possible. She continues to channel her innate alchemy outward into the World with the intention of encouraging collective vulnerability, enhanced communication, compassionate understanding, and supportive action.
(Performs as Eden Butz independently and with queerniverse)
Stowell-Flores began his career as a ballet dancer in Philadelphia before becoming a burlesque dancer in Brooklyn, New York at Matt Knifes ‘Homo Erectus’ show at The Stonewall Inn. Currently, he performs drag and burlesque independently and has also worked with Omaha based burlesque troupe Queerniverse, a Queer, Trans, Non-Binary Person of Color centric & queer-inclusive burlesque troupe. Fernando is currently a massage therapist in Lincoln.
300 RYT and self-proclaimed self-love teacher. After experiencing her own personal trauma and abuse it became her mission to share her story in order to help others heal through self-love. Halie has spent many hours volunteering at agencies whose mission is to help women get back on their feet after suffering trauma and abuse. Through the healing movement of yoga and the consistency of healing words, we can start to turn the page of our book and step into self-love. As humans, we crave connection and growth more than anything else in this world. Without self-love, we cannot experience these two things to their fullest potential.
Andira Losh is a native Lincolnite, artist and community organizer. As an outspoken queer trans woman and an advocate of free culture—in inclusive intentional spaces—she runs discussions and community-building events, including the local Trans+ Support group, various Pride events, and solidarity workshops. She volunteers on two nonprofit boards in this work: Common Root (she founded over a decade ago) which focuses on growing community-run events, and OutNebraska, growing LGBTQIA+ empowerment, which has recently gone statewide.
Olympic Athlete and Manager of Indigo Bridge Books
Lauren Ritta is a Fat activist, athlete, and illustrator. She was an Olympic contender and member of the USA National Women’s Wrestling Team as a fat person, until she was sidelined with cancer. After recovering, she competed in speech instead and uses her voice and illustrations to fight for the inclusion of fat people in athletic and outdoor spaces.
Moderated by Erin Poor
Love Boundaries: Relationship Hacks & Sex Facts
Sept 20th – 6:30 – 1867
Zuzuka Poderosa drops Brazilian bred, BK-based swagger like no other. A stylistic blend of Funk Carioca Bass and NYC rumble add a breath of fresh air to today’s international music scene.
Sexual Health Researcher @ Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative
Kenna Barnes is the graduate assistant and research coordinator for a UNO based organization – Midlands Sexual Health Research Collaborative. Her focus is primarily unintended pregnancies in at-risk populations and increasing access to sexual health through community efforts.
Dream Again Therapy
James Pennington is a trauma therapist who operates their own private practice, Dream Again Therapy, in Omaha, Nebraska. They are a member of several professional organizations, including the ASGPP, EMDRIA, ICEEFT, and APA Division 44. They have presented at a number of local and national conferences on LGBTQ+ issues, working with trauma survivors, and how cultural issues impact the therapeutic process. They also work as a consultant to help clinicians and agencies provide more affirming care to clients with transgender and non-binary identities
Contraceptive Access Educator connected to the Adolescent Health Project at Planned Parenthood North Central States
Jessica Vazquez is a health educator for Planned Parenthood here in Lincoln, NE. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she is interested in the construction of gender in our society and the disparities that exist within healthcare. She tries to root her educational approach in equity to help increase accessibility to sexual and reproductive services for everyone.
Moderator: Maria Corpuz
Maria Corpuz is the host and founder of Omaha’s late-night community show, Nite Caps, produced by Outrspaces. Nite Caps is a late-night, community conversation that is focused on creating an accessible platform for the community to connect with leaders in an inclusive environment through audience participation. Corpuz created Nite Caps to push and challenge culture by bringing together those that hold different kinds of influence and perspectives in our communities.
Exploring Culture and Practice in Alternative Medicine Panel
Sept 21st – 5:30pm – The Foundry Conference Room – 3rd Floor
Herbalist: Prairie Star Botanicals
Grief, trauma, and heartache are a part of life that many of us wish we could live without. It takes strength and courage to see these times through to the end. We either harden our hearts to protect ourselves form being hurt again, continue bleeding from old wounds that never close, or embrace the true healing power of release. Join us to learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine approaches to mindfulness and herbs that can help you reach the other side of grief whole and excited for life’s new potential.”
“Healing the Heart” workshop will be presented by certified herbalist, Paige Hill. Paige studied under Nicholas Schnell, owner of Four Winds Natural Healing Center, in a two and a half year program that highlights healing traditions from around the world. She also apprenticed with Ramona Horner, RH, owner of Natural Healing Omaha, gaining additional clinical experience.
Ramona Horner of Prairie Star Botanicals
Prairie Star Botanicals is pleased to introduce Ramona Horner. Mo is a professionally trained Clinical Herbalist practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine, Western Herbalism and Ayurvedic Herbalism. She was introduced to herbal medicine while enduring a serious health crisis, and became the first woman Herbalist practicing in Nebraska and registered with the American Herbalist Guild.
Massage: Maggie Bersche
Maggie graduated from The University of Nebraska Lincoln with a degree in Psychology and minor in Art History. Through personal experiences with illness and injuries, the human body became a dynamic and transformative vehicle in her life. These experiences led her to realize the role of bodywork and physical touch as an important support to other forms of therapy. Maggie graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and is an NCETMB Licensed Massage Therapist based in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Acupuncture: Thirteen Moons Acupuncture
Donna Huber is a Diplomate of Acupuncture and Diplomate of Chinese Herbal Medicine certified through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She received her four-year Master of Science in Chinese Medicine in 2002 while living in Santa Fe, NM. Donna also completed a clinical internship in China at the Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She is a Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Nebraska and owner of Thirteen Moons Acupuncture. Donna specializes in reproductive health but also focuses on digestive health, emotional health, stress reduction, and acute and chronic pain management.
CBD: Caitlin March
Marketing Director, Populum
Caitlin leads Populum’s marketing efforts in what has been a dynamic and continuously evolving landscape. She has been instrumental in helping to enhance Populum’s email marketing presence, expand Populum’s subscriber program, and develop grassroots efforts informing the public of the benefits and uses of hemp. As a longtime believer in the power of hemp, March uses hemp CBD in her own life and is an advocate for its benefits.
Plant Powered Eating: Eat Move Rest
Erin & Dusty Stanczyk, creators of the lifestyle brand, EatMoveRest, founded their online business based on the premise that there are 3 things we all do every day, that we could all be doing better: Eat, Move, and Rest! Together with their new little peanut, Mr. Max, and big bro/fur baby, Beau, the family spends much of their time promoting a plant-based lifestyle and coaching others to discover their best life! When they’re not busy blending, juicing, and chopping in the kitchen, the fam enjoys traveling the globe, hosting dinner gatherings, workshops, events, and retreats, and chances are if you’re a local, you’ll catch them on the bike path running, riding, and (now) pushing a stroller! You can find all-things food, fitness, & mindfulness at EatMoveRest.com, YouTube, Facebook, and connect with them daily on Instagram @ErinStanczyk & @DBStanczyk
Moderated by: Jazmine Gonzalez
Jazmin is a recent grad from Georgetown University with a degree in Physiology with and emphasis in complementary and alternative medicine. She has a passion for wellness and mental health, including working with underserved populations and hopes to become a psychiatrist who is focused on incorporating different modalities to achieve optimal physical and mental well-being.
ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS
Sound Meditation and Festival Blessing VJ Herbert and Celestial Sounds
12pm - Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens
Yoga hosted by the YMCA
5pm - Lincoln Community Foundation Gardens
Strawberry Fields Forever Yoga – Hosted by Lotus House Of Yoga
Picture yourself in a field of yogis in the center of downtown Lincoln. The music of the Beatles will weave a soundtrack of atmospheric perfection. This is a flow class open to yogis of all levels and experiences. Just let the sound take you to hOMe base. let it take you to the place inside you that has a story for every Beatles song, verse, and chorus.
6pm - Tower Square
Pound Class – Analy Gonzalez
Rockout Workout. It’s a jam session inspired by the energizing, infectious, sweat dripping fun of playing the drums. This class uses a fusion of cardio, strength training, Pilates, and HIIT techniques, Ramped up with super hip elements of drumming. Using lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, Pound transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, Pound provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin out!
Bootcamp (Outdoors /c Jerry) – YMCA
12pm - Lotus House of Yoga Funkified Vibe
Funk up your Friday with the grooviest jams for your soulful vibration. You favorite music from the best of the best funk voices will get your vibration so high for the weekend! This is an all levels practice that is designed to elevate your energy.
MixxedFit w/ Sydney and a DJ at Downtown Y (Gym)
12-5pm - Foundry 3rd Floor Conference Room
Exploring Culture and Practice in Alternative Medicine Workshops
Eat Move Rest Talks Plant Powered Eating
Join Dusty, Erin & Max as they take you through a day of what plant-powered eating looks like, and how they get their protein on a vegan diet! Sip on one of their go-to smoothie recipes and learn how to transition to a whole foods diet and make it sustainable, enjoyable and fun!
Prairie Star Botanicals: Healing Heart Herbs For Mental and Well Being
Plants have been the foundation of medical treatments for much of human history and offer a wide range of medicinal properties. Add some herbal allies to your wellness toolbox in this workshop as you learn to use nature’s harvest to heal the heart and mind.
Brewing Kombucha by Eric Smith of Herbs and More
Kombucha is an effervescent tea made through a light fermentation process that turns sweet tea into a healthy probiotic beverage that helps aid in digestion. In this hour long workshop you will learn how to brew and flavor your own Kombucha and leave with the tools to make your own at home.
Sound Meditation Workshop: VJ Herbert: Positive Vibrations
4pm - Lotus House of Yoga
Lotus Workshop: Milky Way Main Street
Take a ride in your cosmic vehicle into inner space and your universal truth. You have over 72000 energy superhighways in your body, this yoga workshop will teach you how to clear your roadblocks through physical movement, breathwork, and introduction to meditation. You will learn a short practice to do day or night to take this wisdom with you.
12-4pm - Cooper Park Neighborhood
Streets Alive! is an outdoor movement festival celebrated in cities across America and the world that cordons off a section of a city to let people literally play in the streets. Streets Alive! is a FREE community event that promotes active living and healthy nutrition in a fun and interactive way. Learn more: HealthyLincoln.org/StreetsAlive
YMCA Lincoln, Lotus House of Yoga, Partnership for A Healthy Lincoln, Community Health Endowment of Lincoln
More info coming soon