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june 8–30 2019 | THE VILLAGE | 46840 HIGHWAY 1, BIG SUR, CA

Mercado Sagrado will assemble its first northern California gathering this June amongst the mystic redwoods of Big Sur, at the site of the old Village Shops.

A residency of sorts, the happening will take place over a four week period, commencing and concluding with an all day, community celebration. All month we'll showcase creative and healing arts, local and organic cuisine and will offer an array of programming including but not limited to lectures, workshops, screenings and live music.

calendar of offerings


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OPENING & CLOSING

Mercado Sagrado will assemble its first Northern California gathering this June
amongst the mystic redwoods of Big Sur, at The Village.

We’ll showcase creative and healing arts, local and organic cuisine and offer an array of experiential programming including but not limited to talks, workshops, screenings and live music.

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ALL DAY OPENING CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019 | 10am - 8PM

LOVE YOGA Kyle Miller 9:30-10:30am

HEALING SPACE Kassia Meador & Micha Merrick

Poetry & Stories of Coastal Magic with Jacqueline Suskin & Suzanne Vallie, Mary Lattimore, The Range of Light Wilderness, Illume Being Aura Photography, Lindsey Ross Vintage Portraits, Richard Unger Palm Readings & More TBA

FULL WEEKEND PACKAGES WITH ACCOMODATION ARE AVAILABLE NOW.

Includes

- Access to Mercado Sagrado’s Opening Day Celebration or Closing Day Celebration (10AM - 8PM)
- $50 credit to Mercado Sagrado’s Restaurant (Sat & Sun of your stay)
- Daily Love Yoga classes (Sat & Sun of your stay)
- Guaranteed 2-night stay at the Big Sur River Inn June 7 & June 8(located next door)
- 2-day Reserved parking spot at Big Sur River Inn (two days of your stay)

Your Room at The Big Sur River Inn

Please select your room choice in the add on section:

Room rates are 2-nights + $125 credit to use at Big Sur River Inn Restaurant + Bar;

Opening Weekend: ACCOMODATION June 7 + June 8th (Mercado Sagrado Residency begins Sat June 8)

Queen: $736.76 + Mercado Sagrado Package

Double Queen: $847.26 + Mercado Sagrado Package

Riverside Suite with King Bed: $1,046.16 + Mercado Sagrado Package

Deluxe Riverside Suite with King Bed: $1,068.26 + Mercado Sagrado Package

DAY PASSES TO BE RELEASED SOON.

ALL DAY CLOSING CELEBRATION

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2019 | 10am - 8PM

LOVE YOGA Sian Gordon 9:30-10:30am

HEALING SPACE Amber Lee & David Cushing Fuess

Aliens from Spaceship Earth screening with Jodi Wille & Special Guests, Nico Georis, Dan Dyer, Illume Being Aura Photography, Allison Marie Crowley Oracle Readings + Reiki & More TBA

FULL WEEKEND PACKAGES WITH ACCOMODATION ARE AVAILABLE NOW.

INcludes

- Access to Mercado Sagrado’s Opening Day Celebration or Closing Day Celebration (10AM - 8PM)
- $50 credit to Mercado Sagrado’s Restaurant (Sat & Sun of your stay)
- Daily Love Yoga classes (Sat & Sun of your stay)
- Guaranteed 2-night stay at the Big Sur River Inn 28 + 29 June (located next door)
- 2-day Reserved parking spot at Big Sur River Inn (two days of your stay)

Your Room at The Big Sur River Inn

Please select your room choice in the add on section:

Room rates are 2-nights + $125 credit to use at Big Sur River Inn Restaurant + Bar;

Closing Weekend: Accomodation June 28th, June 29th (Mercado Sagrado Closing Day Celebration June 30)

Queen: $736.76 + Mercado Sagrado Package

Double Queen: $847.26 + Mercado Sagrado Package

Riverside Suite with King Bed: $1,046.16 + Mercado Sagrado Package

Deluxe Riverside Suite with King Bed: $1,068.26 + Mercado Sagrado Package

DAY PASSES TO BE RELEASED SOON.


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nourishment

a special menu in The Village Restaurant, Thursday - Sunday by Mercado Sagrado guest chef Greg Arnold of of Darkhorse Organic with Sproutcraft Creamery.

SAMPLE MENU: Vegan

OYSTER MUSHROOM BOUILLABAISSE - HEIRLOOM TOMATO. ORANGES. MANZANO CHILI. OYSTER MUSHROOM CRACKLIN. PATTY PAN. CUCUMBER. DULSE. BLACK BASI. PINK ROSES.

SUMMER GARGOUILLOU - A MARRIAGE OF RAW, FERMENTED AND COOKED VEGETABLES. FRUITS. FLOWERS AND HERBS WITH ROMESCO SALMARILLO, SMOKED TAHINI AND VINAIGRETTES

PATATAS BRAVAS - SMASHED WEISER FARMS PURPLE POTATO, WILD BLUEBERRIES. ROMESCO. CHIVE BLOSSOM.

SAMPLE MENU: omnivore

BEEF BOURGUIGNON - ORGANIC GRASS FED CHUCK BRAISED IN A NATURAL RED BURGUNDY WITH CARROT, SHALLOT, BACON, MUSHROOM. SERVED OVER CREAMED HEIRLOOM GRITS.

ASPARAGUS AND STRAWBERRY SALAD - RADICCHIO, ALMOND, BLACK RADISH, KUMQUAT, LEEK, MACADAMIA YOGURT, NASTURTIUM, AND FERMENTED PLUM VINAIGRETTE.

BLACK SUCCOTASH - BLAACK CRIM TOMATO. BLACK BASIL. BLACK MOROCCAN OLIVES. OKRA. SWEET SUMMER CORN. PADRON. PATTY PAN. SUMMER HERBS D’FINE. LEMON. FLOWERS.


weekly program

these offerings include a meal from Mercado Sagrado guest chef, Greg Arnold of Darkhorse Organic + an elixir by Sun Potion


BIG SUR PLANT WALK, MEDITATION & PACIFIC COAST PICNIC


WITH KELSEY BARRETT OF
WILDTENDER

Sunday, June 9th, 11:00 - 2:00pm

Ascend a trail up the Santa Lucia Mountains, stopping along the way to learn the names, stories, and edible and medicinal uses of Big Sur’s native plants. Slow down to connect with yourself and the interdependent community of beings of the Big Sur wilderness. Meditate on the land while enjoying a wild herb tea, absorb the fragrance of summer chaparral, and sit amongst the trees while sampling wild foods.


FLORA IGNITED: NATIVE PLANT WALK & BOTANICAL CANDLE MAKING


WITH
EMMALINE MOLLOY

Saturday, June 15th, 11:00 - 4:00pm

Emmaline Molly of Valley Botanicals will lead an afternoon of botanically inspired candle making. Begin with a coastal plant walk at Andrew Molera State Park where Emmaline will identify native plants and review their healing properties. You’ll then make your own candle, selecting from three natural scents and adding pressed flowers, ferns or other Big Sur botanicals.


SOLSTICE SOUND SANCTUARY

WITH DEVA MUNAY

Saturday, June 22nd, 7 - 10pm

Join us for a Summer Solstice celebration of sacred sound. The evening will begin with a brief introduction to the historical use of sacred sound as a transformational healing tool and the modern day applications of this spiritual technology. Then, prepare to connect to your inner wisdom, strengthen your immune system and expand your creativity through the harmonic alchemy of crystal singing bowls, tingshas, rattles and more.

The power of sound can restore one’s mind, body and spirit back to a state of balance. A sound journey it is like receiving a full body massage. Most people fall into a deep state of relaxation—the sounds act as the focal point, reducing and eliminating mind chatter, leading to a release of deep rooted tensions and emotional blocks. Many people emerge from the experience feeling lighter, more in balance, refreshed, and rejuvenated.


THE MODERN UTOPIA


WITH JODI WILLE

Saturday, June 29th, 7 - 10:00pm


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HIT THE ROAD JACK

WITH JAY NELSON & LLOYD KAHN

sunday, June 9th, 5 - 9pm

Lloyd Kahn is the founding editor-in-chief of Shelter Publications, Inc., and is the former Shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog. He is also an author, photographer, and pioneer of the green building and green architecture movements. At the age of 84, Lloyd continues to surf, paddleboard, and skateboard.

Jay Nelson is an artist, a woodworker, surfer, treehouse aficionado and family man. Selected exhibitions include Bolinas Art Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, the Oakland Museum of Art, Triple Base Gallery in San Francisco, V1 Gallery in Copenhagen, and the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design. He received his MFA from Bard College in 2008 and his BFA from California College of the Arts in 2004.


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RHYTHMS OF VISION: PLANT MUSIC & SOUND BATH


WITH
NICO GEORIS & KASSIA MEADOR

Thursday, June 13th, 7 - 10pm

As the Earth has meridians, so do our bodies. By attuning certain sounds or frequencies to these energy lines, you can keep your energy flowing and even treat specific ailments. Join Nico Georis and Kassia Meador in a guided journey into the healing properties of sound and the ways in which plants sense and respond to music. Topics will include sound as vibrational medicine and a method of biocommunication and an exploration of the sentient nature of plants. Afterwards, Nico and Kassia will lead a plant music meditation and sound bath.


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DANCING WITH THE SHADOW: AN ASTROLOGICAL BREATHWORK JOURNEY


WITH
CARLY JO MORGAN & JULIANA MCCARTHY

Sunday, June 16th, 11:30 - 4:30pm

In this workshop you will be guided through a shamanic breathwork journey designed by Carly Jo Morgan to help you hear the whispers of your inner wisdom and uncover the workings of your shadow (the blocks that must be investigated in order to bring ourselves closer to wholeness). Through breath and experimental sound we will explore the unconscious, intuitively locate any shadow aspects that are paralyzing us, and bring them to the light. This is a process of awakening, fine tuning, and shifting the authority from your mind to your heart.

Astrologer Juliana McCarthy will guide participants through an overview of Pluto’s role in astrology, with an exploration of its current influence on the world and our personal charts. Considered the most powerful planet, Pluto rules shadow work, rebirth, and transformation and can help us achieve the pinnacle of spiritual advancement. With volcanic eruptions, it destroys anything out of alignment with truth.  


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WHITTLING WIZARDRY: TRADITIONAL SPOON CARVING


WITH
SOREN MITCHELL OF THE NATURAL FREE HUMAN BEINGS

Sunday, June 23rd, 11:00 - 2:00pm

Throughout human history people have shaped the natural elements into tools to enhance their lives. In this special workshop, Soren Mitchell will guide you into the wonders of whittling as you craft a spoon from an untamed section of wood. Soren believes that people are happiest when they are making beautiful things with their hands. Come experience it firsthand and leave with a spoon of your own design.


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BLUEPRINT FOR LIFE: FIND YOUR LIFE PURPOSE IN YOUR FINGERPRINTS


WITH
RICHARD UNGER

Friday, June 14th, 5  - 10pm

Like an acorn containing within it a picture of the oak tree it may someday become, each human has an imprint of their life purpose encoded in their unique and unalterable fingerprints. Doctors study fingerprints as a DNA map for disease detection, psychiatrists use fingerprint analysis to better understand autism and schizophrenia, the Navajo People say, "The Great Spirit breathes in the breath of life and the tracks of that breath become our fingerprints." DNA imprint or the tracks of the Great Spirit—anyway you look at it, your Blueprint for Life is at your fingertips.

Richard will discuss the medical research behind fingerprint formation and how it correlates to soul psychology and life purpose. Afterwards, you will study your own fingerprints to decode your Life Purpose.


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SOLSTICE SEAWEED HARVEST


WITH TANYA STILLER & KELSEY BARRETT OF
WILDTENDER

5pm June 20 - June 22

Gather for a Solstice exploration of Big Sur’s intertidal zone, where the rocky pools and ragged shoreline hold secret stores of wild food and medicine revealed only by the ebbing tide. Herbalists and foragers Tanya Stiller and Kelsey Barrett will guide you to identify, harvest, and prepare seaweeds for nourishment and healing, while supporting the restoration of the dynamic kelp forest ecosystem. As you connect with the seaweeds along the Big Sur coast, you will renew your ancient human connection with land and sea.

This is a three day program. Activities are planned for Thursday evening, all day Friday (Summer Solstice), and concluding on Saturday by 1:00 pm. A detailed itinerary and planning document will be emailed to you following registration.


LANGUAGE OF THE BIRDS


WITH SHELE JESSEE OF HOLLOW BONE

Saturday, June 29th, 11:30 - 2:30pm

The Language of the Birds is a practice, a lifelong tool to connect you to your surroundings, anywhere you go. Rooted in ancestral knowledge, and the teachings of naturalist Jon Young, it is a way to understand the animal world.

In this experiential class you will gather outdoors to discover the Language of the Birds, where you will learn to witness nature and to connect to the landscape, to your surroundings and to yourself. There will be a brief sensory meditation and then everyone will sit out on the land individually. We will then come back together to discuss this practice and share what the area and the birds are trying to communicate to us.


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love yoga

9:30am tuesdays, thursdays, fridays, saturdays & sundays

LOVE FLOW

60 minutes of upbeat and inspiring well-being practice; move, sweat, flow, and soothe your own nervous system through conscious breathing. Expect a banging soundtrack, perspective shifting dialogue and humor.

teachers

Kyle Miller owns Love Yoga in Los Angeles with her partner Sian Gordon.  Yoga is her world, her world-view and her passion. She’s studied classical yogic philosophy and is most recently inspired by Chinese Medicine and Taoism.

Kumi Sawyers is known for her lighthearted approach, yet in-depth understanding of the body. She has the ability, whether through her yoga teaching or her bodywork, to bring you to places within yourself where deep change and healing can occur.

Leah Schlackman believes yoga is a practice of gathering information for the purpose of self-exploration and empowerment. It is a way to practice standing one's ground, igniting the imagination, breaking old habits, and experiencing a revelation. Her classes are upbeat, lighthearted and rooted in Katonah Yoga theory which combines a physical asana practice with elements of Taoism, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and breathwork.

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COMMUNITY

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