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Lair of the Golden Bear

Camp Blue Rd. and Highway 108

Pinecrest, CA 95364

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SoulPlay Festival (previously Ecstatic) is back with 4 full days of workshops including heart-opening connection, blissful dance, invigorating yoga, and much more. June 8-11, Lair of the Bear, Pinecrest, CA. More info at

(photo: Margot Duane)

4 Days. 50 Presenters. 60 Workshops. All-Inclusive Experience.

SoulPlay is 4 full days of Dance, Connection and Nature. Well-known facilitators, practitioners and speakers will present 60+ workshops including Contact Improv, Ecstatic Dance, Yoga, BioDanza, Authentic Relating, Tantra, Massage, Meditation, and more! Get inspired by live musical performances by the fire or relax with friends in our warm and hot pools. SoulPlay is about experiencing life in its fullest glory.

Some of the best presenters around will be joining us:
Tyler Blank – Couples Yoga and Partner dance
Devorah Bry – Feminine-Masculine movement
Caroline Carrington – Dark Pink Puja
Ambika Daniella Cotreau – Body Temple Yoga
Ashley Apple – The Power of Pleasure
James Kapicka – Yin Yoga Couples Massage
Krista Love – Yin Chi Flow Yoga
Monique Darling - Official Cuddle Party
Peter Petersen – Qigong Dance Flow
Lucid Dawn – “Naughty” Yoga
Benjamin Pixie – Bees and Plant Medicine
Evalena Rose – Love Journey Tantra
Pauline Valvo – Human Awareness Institute (HAI)
Dereca Blackmon – Reverend and Diversity Expert
Philippe Lewis – Exquisite Love Coaching
Raina Satori – Contact Improv
Reid Mihalko – Energetic Sex
Wren LaFeet – Cocrea partner dance
Shantala Davis – Kinetic Intimacy dance
Michael Gelbart – Navigating difficult conversations
Eileen Barker – Zegg forum and Forgiveness
Amanda Elo'esh – Break through to Success
Kellita Maloof – The Showgirl Shaman
Chef-Jillian Love – Raw Vegan Chef
Fred Burks – Ecstatic Breathwork
Amber Deylon – The Naked Divine
Wayne M. Levine – BetterMen Coaching
Jacia Kornwise – 5Rythms
Laura Camner - Aquatic Bio-Danza
Serena Scaglione – Acroyoga
Scott Catamas – Advanced Communication
Emily Orum – Advanced Communication
Buster Rådvik - AUM Meditation

Incredibly soulful live music sets:
Trevor Green
Mikey Pauker
Sasha Rose
El Dub Music
Nona Fender & the BEnders

EPIC Ecastatic Dance DJS:
Ryan Herr
Sasha Rose
Jordan Hansell (Geomatrae)

(photo: Margot Duane)

60+ workshops in 7 activity areas:

  • Soulplay Chalet - Build intimacy through genuine communication, heal past wounds and deeply connect with one another.

  • Spirit Cove - Dive deep into the inner realms of yourself. Meditation, self-reflection, breathwork and healing are found here.

  • Touch Temple - Explore the magic of human touch. Experience the ebb and flow of energy as it moves through us.

  • Ecstatic Ballroom - Shake your body in delight and awaken your soul. Learn different modalities of movement and share your happiness with the world.

  • Sacred Fire Theatre - Let the divine sounds and words nourish your being as you receive beautiful love offerings from our sacred performers.

  • Wisdom Corner - Expand your mind and learn about different topics that can be beautifully integrated into your life.

  • Noa's Oasis - Chill yourself in the sparkling blue waters during the day. Create special moments with friends in the hot tub at night.

(photo: Marissa Pfenning)

Not feeling like entering a workshop? No sweat!

In addition to the workshop areas you will have access to an open pool, hot tub, SoulPlay marketplace (vendors), hiking trails, lake nearby with canoeing (extra cost), spa with massage therapists (extra cost), and more.

With your purchase you will receive:

  • Admission to SoulPlay Festival 2017

  • Full access to all live shows, ecstatic dance journeys, yoga sessions and workshops (subject to space limitations)

  • Bed(s) in a shared / private Tent Cabin OR space for camping your own tent

  • Two meals a day (lunch and dinner)

  • Access to pool area (warm and hot pools)

  • Additional surprises!

Car or RV parking permits are required and are puchased separately form your tickets. You must have a car/RV permit to enter the venue with your vehicle.

Your ticket does not include transportation and additional offerings such as snacks and beverages between meals, private massage treatments and private coaching sessions.

(photo: Margot Duane)


There are several options for accommodations at SoulPlay Festival:​

1. Shared Tent Cabins - Shared cabins will accommodate 4 to 6 people. The cabins include simple camp beds, a shelf, a lamp, and an electrical outlet. Upon the purchase of your ticket, you will have the opportunity to state with whom you will be sharing your cabin. If you do not have a preference, you will have the opportunity to meet new friends in your cabin. YAY!​

2. Own tent - You are more than welcome to bring your own tent and camp on the grounds. There is ample space for camping.

​3. Private Tent Cabins - Private cabins for couples are available for purchase on ticket page. Simply choose the Private Cabin option (this includes two tickets).

​4. RV - If you wish to stay in your own RV, you can! You must purchase a separate RV pass from the ticket page in addition to your regular ticket.

We are assigning everyone to cabins either based on the preferences stated on your purchase form or randomly (if you did not state preferences). You will receive your cabin assignment at registration when you arrive. If you are unhappy with your assignment, there will be a staff person at registration that will help accommodate your requests.

Bedding will NOT be provided. Please bring your own bedding, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, etc.

Hot Water Showers and bathrooms are available throughout the venue. Please bring your own toiletries and towels.

(photo: Marissa Pfenning)


Our lovely kitchen staff will be providing healthy meals for us to nourish ourselves. Your ticket includes 2 meals a day (lunch and dinner). Meal times will be published at a later date. You may state your meal preferences when you purchase your ticket.

We will have a store, snack bar and coffee shop available for those of you who need a little something extra.

These items will be offered at an additional charge.


Our camp at the Lair of the Golden Bear includes various amenities that we will have access to for the entire weekend. These include:

  • Pool

  • Heated kiddie pool (aka Hot Tub)

  • Newly renovated bathrooms and showers

  • Dining hall

  • Snack bar (additional charge)

  • Coffee shop (additional charge)

  • Healing space / Spa for massage and other treatments (additional charge)

  • Amazing hiking trails

  • Pinecrest Lake nearby with Canoeing

Lair of the Bear website:

(photo: Marissa Pfenning)


(more detailed information at

Festival Hours

Gates will open for registration 1pm on Thursday, June 8th. There is no option for early arrival.

Workshops will start 3pm on Thursday, June 8th and will end 5pm Sunday, June 11th.

There will be no workshops /activities during 1am-7:30am each night.

We must vacate the premise by 6pm, Sunday, June 11th. There will be no option to stay on premise after the event is over.

What to bring? What not to Bring?


  • Bedding - sheets, pillows, blankets (or sleeping bags). It can get pretty cold at night due to the elevation (avg. night temp in June - 50 degrees). Please plan accordingly.

  • Warm clothes for the night time!!

  • Yoga mat - if you have one

  • Bathing suit, sarong, towel, flip flops, sunscreen. Yes, we have a pool (and a hot tub!).

  • Headlamp or flashlight for walking at night.

  • Musical instruments - you never know when you’ll walk into an impromptu jam session!

  • Your authentic self

  • Yummy snacks and refreshments to keep you energized throughout the day.

Not to Bring:

  • Pets - As much as we love them, please leave Pooch and Purr at home.

  • Cynical comments

  • Camp stoves

  • Alcohol and other mind-altering substances

Age requirements

The programming at SoulPlay 2017 will not support the participation of children under age 18. We intend, in the future, to build a more comprehensive program to allow for families to participate.

ADA accessibility

Unfortunately, the venue cannot support wheelchair access due to the nature of the terrain. However, some cabins are available for people who can walk with the assistance of a cane or walker. For specific inquiries regarding ADA accessibility please contact .

Cancellation policy

Life happens! You’re so clear you want to be there, and yet something pops up. We get it. At the same time, we know you understand the challenges of planning a live event.

You are always welcome and encouraged to transfer your ticket to someone else.

If this is not possible, and you feel you must cancel your ticket, our refund policy is as follows:

- 4 weeks or more before the event, we’ll refund you 80%

- Between 4 weeks and 1 week before the event, we'll refund you 50%

- 1 week before the event there are no refunds.

Any questions about refunds or tickets shall be directed to

"You already are the light at the end of the tunnel. You already are the wisdom, you already are the peace, you already are the joy. You already are awakened, you already are perfect. All that's left is for you to discover that you are."

_Teal Scott_

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Lair of the Golden Bear

Camp Blue Rd. and Highway 108

Pinecrest, CA 95364

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