Festival of Light                                      

  Two Days of Discovering Mind, Body and Spirit!

This will be our tenth festival!!

Saturday November 4th 10:00 - 5:00

Sunday November 5th 11:00 - 5:00

Forest Recreation Center

1088 Rustic Village Road

Forest VA. 24551

Join us again this year for another enlightening, fun and informative  weekend!

This year we are welcoming new vendors from All around VA., Maryland, Florida, Pennsylvania, & Texas!


There will be 40 minute lectures both days on a variety of enlightening & interesting topics. Please refer to the vendor and lecture tab for topics and speakers.


There will be door prizes both days. Win cash by playing the  50/50 raffle twice each day! 


A raffle to benefit the Lynchburg Daily Bread, a local organization helping the less fortunate and the homeless.


Enjoy great home cooked food for purchase both days!


Door Prizes will be announced at the show.


Belly dancing performance on Saturday at noon!!

Daniel Kepel-Young playing soothing violin music at 1:00!!

Also check out and share the Facebook page; Festival of Light 2017!

!!!! DRUM CIRCLE !!!!

Join us in raising lots of positive & healing energy!   

Bring your drums, rattles, tambourines, or anything

that creates a beat. 

 Drumming circle is open for everyone! It will be

 ongoing all day both days and we will try to end at 7:00pm on Saturday

and at 6:00pm on Sunday in respect of people living nearby.

Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on. If you have extra drums,

bring them along for those who may not have one.

In the event of rain, drumming will be cancelled.

**Just a side note: please respect the energy & the Rec. Center rules

and refrain from bringing any alcohol.**

Thanks !!!

***See more After Festival activities listed below!***


Join Greg Burns for the incredible experience of a Sound Healing Bath!

“Sound is the force of creation, the true whole. Music then, becomes the voice of the great cosmic oneness and therefore the optimal way to reach this final state of healing.”
Hazrat Inayat Khan 

Give yourself the opportunity for deep relaxation and deep states of meditation by coming to melt into a Sound Bath experience!

Greg Burns of Metta Vibrations will be offering a Sound Bath experience at the end of the first day of the Festival of Light, starting at 5:30pm. After beginning with some gentle guided relaxation, Greg will use therapy-grade Tibetan singing bowls, symphonic gong, chimes and more to create an atmosphere of harmonic vibration. No experience is necessary and participants will simply be encouraged to lay down or sit and relax into the experience of the sounds. Greg will fill the space with sound for about an hour, before offering time to ground and reflect before concluding the session.

Cost for this session is $25. For payment you can pre-pay here (https://www.paypal.me/MettaVibrations) or bring cash day of the event. 

A number of yoga mats, pillows, and blankets will be available for use but you may consider bringing your own mat and other items for comfort. Chairs for sitting will also be available.

With any questions or concerns regarding this session, please contact Greg or Metta Vibrations at [email protected] or at (540)649-4803. With questions regarding the Festival of Light, you can reach them here: http://festivaloflight.webs.com/contact-us  

Greg Burns is a certified Sound Practitioner from Staunton VA. He uses Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gong, and other tools to offer both individual and group sound experiences for wellness and transformation. Greg operates Metta Vibrations studio in downtown Staunton, and is also percussionist for touring kirtan band Chakra Khan.

!!Also make sure you don't miss this!!

 Join Johnny Barnett on Saturday evening after the festival. Johnny will be presenting his talk - "Chakras, Mythology, and Astrological Symbolism". This talk will be held at the VA Dance Studio (just a blink from the Recreation Center) 1129 Thomas Jefferson Road Forest VA. 24551. Time will be from 7-9pm. Cost is only $20 per person! I have heard this talk and it is worth hearing! You can check out his Facebook page Chakraology  or visit his website at www.chakraology.org

Takara Shelor will be offering a worshop on Divine dowsing.

Rapidly fine tune & enhance your intuition while receiving answers and insights

from the Divine with Pendulum Dowsing. 

This workshop is Monday Nov. 6 from 6:00 - 8:30pm

Cost is only $22.00

Visit Takara's website calendar at


Also at Unity in the 7 Hills

Tuesday Nov. 7 join Rev. Ellen Valentine-Laperriere

for an Evening of Mystical Guided Imagery!

This workshop is from 6:30 - 8pm

Cost is only $20.00