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Health and Wellbeing Workshops

  • Ancient Traditions for Modern Welllbeing

  • Experience the Ancestral Healing practices

  • Afro Cuban Ceremony

  • Experience Nature with us

Enjoy Ancient Latin American healing practices to help your wellbeing

Ventana Festival 2020 promotes health and wellbeing, to help everyone deal with modern problems that we face today. Through these handed down techniques and practices, we will bring back the meaning of Viva la Vida!


Afro-Cuban Beach Ceremony

Sunday 15 March |11am – 11.30am | Frankston Foreshore, next to the Life Saving Club.

Experience a traditional Santeria Cuban Beach Ceremony and discover the healing properties, while celebrating the beauty of the environment through ritualistic chanting.

FREE, no bookings required family-friendly activity


Ancient Traditions for Modern Wellbeing

Sunday 15 March, 12pm-6pm | Cube 37

Learn about healing methods practised in pre-colonial times in Australia and Latin America. Start with a wholesome lunch followed by healing Cuban dance practice and workshops that demystify different ancestral medicine practices.

Your afternoon will include:

12pm Wholesome Lunch - Food as medicine; presented by ABRISA showcasing cassava/manioc, one of Latin America's staple foods.

1pm Afro Cuban Dance Moves - Action for body health and spiritual freedom; presented by AFREKETE.

2pm Music as Healing - Daniel Jauregui (MOLAS artist) discusses his journey to finding new meaning and happiness in life, while discovering ancestral wisdom in his musical arts practice.

2.45pm Indigenous Healing – Laura Cionci (Italian artist in residency) discusses her personal search to cure her cancer, when conventional medicine would no longer help.

3.45pm Break

4pm Wayapa Modality (Australian Indigenous Yoga) - presented by Karan Kent from Yimba Yumba, Wayapa... renewed energy for the body from the environment.

5pm Aztec Traditional Tobacco Ceremony - presented by Leticia Renteria, discover the pre-colonial traditional healing properties and original meaning of tobacco leaves, before the Western economy transgressed it into smoking. Guests are invited to join the tobacco ceremony (there is no smoking).

Tickets: $40 per person includes lunch. Please wear comfortable attire.

For further details call 03 9784 1060.


Traditional Indigenous Yoga in the Park

Friday 13 March, 6pm-8pm McClelland Gallery, 390 McClelland Dr, Langwarrin

Unwind and de-stress with Wayapa ‘Aboriginal Yoga’. Enjoy a meditative walk and a gentle outdoors movement class followed by a healing herbal tea.

This event is a partnership between Frankston City Council, Frankston Arts Centre and McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery.

Tickets: $25 per person. Please wear clothing suitable for the weather.