Maya Lord & Sean Basalyga

Maya is a heart-centered preschool teacher. She has a degree is in Early Childhood Education with a specialization in Anti-Bias Curriculum, and has been working with children for 10 years. Maya currently works at the Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center, a model RIE philosophy center. Her work is grounded in her dedication to teach children conscious communication, respect, and presence. She strives to provide a safe space for children to explore and be themselves, while nurturing their abilities to be kind and caring. Maya’s work is also inspired by Mother Earth and she encourages all to connect deeper to nature. This will be her 6th year at Lucidity’s Family Garden and is excited to share her playful offering with the Lucidity family!

Sean is an Earth Scientist working to protect native plants, pollinators, and clean water in Santa Cruz. He especially enjoys silently hiking through the redwood forest to communicate with nature spirits, reading landscapes, and untangling interconnected ecologies. Recently, Sean has teamed up with Project Pollinate in Santa Cruz to protect bees and pollinators by planting organic gardens. He also self-publishes a visionary skate zine called Realize Zine that promotes positivity through self-expression. Sean is passionate about connecting people to their local environment and is excited to share his plant wisdom and their healing potential with the next generation.

Workshops & Presentations

  • Herbal Medicine Bundles

    60 min | Family Garden

    Come play with consciously gathered herbs, crystals, flowers, feathers and other sacred objects to create a medicine bundle blessed with our intentions for Lucidity 2017: Eudaimonia. Create your own fusion of medicine for a positive vision of our collective future and Eudaimonia: “human flourishing.” With the sense of smell being most connected with memory, the scent of the medicine bundle will reconnect us with our memories from the festival to support healing after our long journey home and continue to spread the magic we created at Lucidity. We welcome all kids and kids at heart to come play!

  • Nature Mandalas and Collages

    60 min | Family Garden

    A mandala is a concentric shape that represents balance and harmony. In this open-ended art project, we will use natural materials like faerie flower petals, leaves and other treasures from nature to create mandalas or collages. We will explore where our creative energy takes us and drop into a more grounded state of mind.

  • Fairy & Wizard Wand Making

    60 min | Family Garden

    Decorate a wand for manifesting magic at Lucidity and beyond! Little ones can use these wands for imaginative play and intention setting while advanced wizards can use them to decorate their altar. Whether you feel called to attach crystals, dried herbs, feathers, flowers, yarn, leaves, or beads, we have a diversity of natural materials to manifest your magical dreams and turn wild fantasies into reality!

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