CAN YOU FEEL THE FLAME?
Have you been to Agni before?
Are you curious to know what to expect?
Do you miss the tribe?
Click on the video and see the Aftermovie of one of the most beautiful co-creative events we’ve had!
Read on to learn how you can get involved!
A new edition of our favorite event of the year is coming, and we invite you to learn HOW Agni is going to take shape this year. It is absolutely necessary that you carefully read all the steps below before registering for the event so we are all on the same page! Thanks!
AGNI was born and raised out of the love and creativity of an ever-expanding community.
It has always combined the things we like best in life – deep connection, joyful relating, creative expression, wisdom culture, good food and the good groove – in service of our healing and growth. It’s an expression of the ways that yoga, music, intimate love and transformative festivals from Burning Man to Luminate have shaped our lives, and we’ve always sought to share whatever inspiration we could from them.
AMARA VALLEY in many ways came out of the force of spirit we developed together at Agni. We could not have navigated these past three and a half years without all the practical, personal and celebratory learnings we had from gathering in this way every year! And all of you have helped us to lift up this project, in all sorts of ways, since before the beginning.
And we are so proud to feel that Amara has become the home of Agni
The Gift of Community
The land of Amara will be holding our gathering, and the community here will be sharing our talents, knowledge, joy, and ideas. You are invited to do the same! Whether workshops, performances, games, silliness, special treats, art…
What this means is that we are doing it together and everyone involved is a participant and a key part of making this event happening. There are no expectators, but participants, creators and enjoyers!
A general camping/van ticket for everyone will contribute to food costs, water, gas, and other infrastructure costs of Amara. If you’d like accommodation in the house the contribution will be the normal Amara rates.
INCLUSION & COOPERATION
This gathering will be made by and for everyone who comes. Its depth and meaning will be enhanced by finding intelligent and effective ways of cooperating to make the whole thing happen.
We will create spreadsheets to organise the different kinds of activities and tasks that will be necessary for us to come together this way – such as helping set things up, preparing food, cleaning up, or curating experiences. What you join will be up to you! Of course, that also means that if no one chooses to clean the bathroom, or cook a meal, we’ll all have to deal with that . We trust that between us all we can enjoyably and effectively make the whole experience good for everyone.
SELF-EXPRESSION & PARTICIPATION
This is the foundation of so much of what has inspired us most at Agni and the Burning events over the years. This is a space to share culture with each other, to surprise and enliven, share wisdom and fresh ideas, to feel the freedom in our own skin. Performance, play, costumes, theatrics, music – let your imagination run wild, and enjoy Agni as a chance to share something with us in a way you never have before.
If you want to offer a session, performance or initiative at Agni this year, you will find the Participation form when you complete your TICKET REGISTRATION (Keep Reading…)
Coming together around delicious food is one of the pillars of the Amara project and has always been a great part of Agni. Between us all we will make kitchen teams each day, and if you are interested in taking more of a lead on the creation of one of the meals, please get in touch ASAP so we can collaborate in the menu creation and food orders.
Our aim will be that we share delicious and nutritious vegetarian and vegan food. At Amara we endeavour to buy goods from local producers wherever possible. If you grow food and would like to bring it, we will be very happy to include that! And of course if you would like to bring special ingredients or treats to share, apart from the main menu ingredients, the yumminess can only increase…
Also to note: Agni will remain alcohol- and meat-free, and we ask that you don’t bring any with you.
STAYING AT AMARA
If you have a tent or van, or perhaps are happy just hanging your hammock somewhere and sleeping under the stars, we have ample space to host you on the Amara Valley land, and this is included in the basic ticket of your registration. If you’d like to stay in a room in the house though, Amara will ask for a contribution for the room, and there will be different types of accommodation available. This will help to make offering this event more sustainable for us as a project.
You can confirm your place, and see more about the available rates for rooms on the Ticket Form below. Keep reading…
ZERO WASTE: LEAVE NO TRACE
We’ve endeavoured to minimise the amount of waste produced through all the Agni events, and we do the same at Amara. The shift to a “zero waste” policy in 2019 was a great step toward that, with every participant taking responsibility for their own material impact, and reducing it as much as possible. However there’s always been an inevitable amount of waste and material to recycle generated by the kitchen and production teams, to cater for the collective experience.
This year we want to put our resource use in a visible centre of the event. We’ll have one centralised Leave No Trace zone where we will be able to see clearly just how much waste we collectively produce, and make a record of how we use important resources like water and fuel. We propose this as an experiment to start setting benchmarks for the future, to eventually find our way to a truly zero-waste way of gathering.
Last but not least…
Get your tickets before they are gone (which they will…!) and join the 2023 Agni tribe for another unforgettable Midsummer celebration.