2019 Workshops

Tiny Lights is about creating a space where you will be able to try new things. We value participation over observation.

Every year we strive to present workshops that will ope your eyes and hearts to new ideas.

We are adding workshops every week- So keep checking back!

Happy Camper- Plant based Meals for Camping with Cindy Spratt

Learn how to make delicious, plant-based, nutritionally-dense meals, all designed for camping. We will cover meal planning & prep, nutritional teachings, AND enjoy a live demo with tastings! All ages welcome!

useful plants all around us

In a Walk along the river and edges of the nearby wetland Keith will show and teach participants about the uses of local edible and medicinal plants, while trying to share his own sense of joy and wonder.


yoga for kids

This playful yoga class is designed for children. Through story-telling children will move their bodies and learn some basic postures in yoga. No experience is needed.



The Steamtruck

 theSTEAMtruck is a mobile classroom, workshop, makerspace where we turn your ideas into reality.We are prepared to teach how to use tools, soldering irons, Arduino's, 3d printers in our mobile facility.

Credit: Jonathan Eli Cass

Credit: Jonathan Eli Cass

Making things with Wax Mannequin, 

This workshop combines being creative and doing crafts with kids, adults and families alike, all the while enlisting a band at the festival to play without vocals in the background, resulting in one of a kind, communal art piece that is donated to the festival.


Yoga with Anameka

This class will be a mellow Vinyasa Flow, with an emphasis on alignment and intentional movement. Anameka’s sequences are fun, inspired and relaxing.

100% Renewable Kootenays and Protecting our Old Growth Forests

The WKES will present and offer discussion on how protecting our old growth forests and the pathway to a 100% Renewable Energy future are integral and exciting parts of the solution for climate change in our communities.  


Dance Church

Explore the movements of your body to amazing music in an inclusive non-judgemtal space. Bernice has hosted Dance Church in Nelson for many years and we are thrilled to have her back at Tiny Lights


foil embossing and painting with Shannon Lythgoe

Using everyday kitchen tin foil and a variety of paints and surface treatments, learn how to create beautiful, light-reflective artwork for use in jewelry, art cards, wall art and anything your imagination can dream up!


harmonizing with Fox Glove

Come together and lift your voices in harmony with Fox Glove. No singing experience is needed for this unifying exploration into the world of vocal harmony. Attendees will learn basics of vocal performance and the art of singing together through practice as they learn a Fox Glove favourite. 


turning up the strange

Explore Surrealist, Dadaist, and other techniques for generating unusual and surprising literary ideas. Among other activities, create a collage to prompt fellow participants to create story fragments or prose poems with Patrick Sampler

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Good times Church

Tyson, Keenan & Nick are three wonderfully positive people who create an inclusive space for every sexuality, culture, race and gender to express themselves fully without fear of judgement and to feel amazing as individuals Interactive philosophical comedy focused on encouraging the audience to express themselves while remembering that life is profound and amusing. facilitated by 3 hilariously entertaining co-hos

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A walk in the Ymir Watershed

The small Quartz Creek watershed that supplies Ymir- and Tiny Lights- with our drinking and firefighting water is in danger. A guided walk with the Ymir Community Watershed Society through this incredible area


rhythm and Melodic structures in indian Music

Renowned sitar player and composer Mohamed Assani, will lead participants through and exploration of melodic structure and and rhythm in Indian music


writing at the edges

A cauldron for giving voice to what wants to move through us from deep within. Rooted in an embodied, anti-oppressive framework, we will use the modality of creative writing to find words for what we yearn to share.