Psy-Fi Festival – Seed of Science

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28.08. – 01.09.2019 / Netherlands

“It’s all in the details now”

There’s really only one downside if you organize one of the most popular festivals of the European summer:
You’re facing very high expectations, from your visitors and from your own team. Psy-Fi is a perfect example for this scenario. We had a chat with co-organizer Rob.

Exactly how do you measure the satisfaction of your audience? Obviously it’s a good sign to see huge smiles on a packed dancefloor. But that’s just a snapshot and not fully representative. For instance, Social Media feedback can differ greatly from those nice dancefloor shots…

Many times a year we come together as a team and discuss all the things that went well and all the things that need improvement. We read all the emails and Facebook comments of our visitors and listen to what is important to them. That way we keep adjusting the festival to meet their needs as good as we can. This is now our 7th edition and we do feel that we are getting stronger as a team and that the festival improves by that every year. We also believe that we are never done learning and never done improving, there is no such thing as a perfect festival, but we try to get as close as possible.

Exactly how close did you get this year?

I can truly say that our program for this year is the best we ever had. Musically the line-up is very well balanced on all stages and personally I think it is the best line-up we’ve ever had. Art-wise, the same: More, better quality, new teams and super interesting visual eye candy everywhere. The spiritual program on our sacred island got a good upgrade since last year, we clearly noticed a big growth of the audience. That resulted in bigger lecture and workshop spaces and an even better program. As for sound quality, we also have an upgrade using the latest technology. It’s all in the details now.

Psy-Fi has seen a stellar rise in popularity, on all 5 continents. It’s fair to say that it reached to upper league of the European festival season. Nonetheless you keep your festival at a relatively small scale. Why?

We never strived to be the biggest festival and attract as many visitors as possible. Instead, we think that quality is way more important than quantity. That is one of the reasons why we have limited ticket sales to 13.000. We try to offer a program that is as complete as possible varying from a great musical line-up to an extended spiritual program to a broad spectrum of visual arts.

Last question: For many people the Netherlands are synonymous with a very liberal drug policy. Any comments on that?

Well, we do have quite a friendly government who welcomes our visitors and lifestyle with open arms into their community, and that is a good feeling. I do think there is a common misunderstanding that people have about the Netherlands and its drug policy. It is liberal, yes, but not everything is allowed, of course, just like in most other countries.

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Psy-Fi

Sacred island update:

Inner Space Yoga + Sarangi Concerts
Philippa Glazer & Vincent Swierstra

Join us on the Sacred Island for 3x deep-flow yoga journeys as we learn to listen more deeply to our body’s innate wisdom and messages. Drop into an Inner Space of self-love, presence, release and kindness as well let go of old tensions and make room inside for the new to take root.
Enjoy 15 minute Sarangi concerts at the end of each class by renowned sarangi instrumentalist, Vincent Swierstra.

Philippa is a Yoga teacher, lifestyle and embodiment coach, Dj and retreat leader; E-YRT500 certified. Philippa brings over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and retreat experience, as well as ongoing training in Yoga Therapy, Whole-being-wellness & personal empowerment practices. She has taught internationally in South Africa, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Indonesia. Based on the philosophy of “teaching people, not poses”, "Inner Space" is a practice for everyone and utilizes the tools of Yoga to balance and address the physical, mental and emotional needs of the student.
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Vincent is one of the few sarangi players in the Netherlands. He discovered the sarangi in 2003 during his first trip to India and immediately fell in love. It is said that of all the instruments in the world, the sarangi comes closest to the sound of the human voice. Three gut strings are played with a bow and the nails. The 36 resonance strings contribute to the mystical sound that makes the sarangi so beautiful. My teacher in Amsterdam is Joep Bor, author of the book The Voice of the Sarangi and former director of Codartz, the Conservatory of World Music in Rotterdam. After completing my bachelor in Cultural Anthropology in 2011, I returned to India three times to study with Grammy winner Dhruba Ghosh in Mumbai, who unfortunately died suddenly in 2017.
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Sacred island update:

Inner Space Yoga + Sarangi Concerts
Philippa Glazer & Vincent Swierstra

Join us on the Sacred Island for 3x deep-flow yoga journeys as we learn to listen more deeply to our body’s innate wisdom and messages. Drop into an Inner Space of self-love, presence, release and kindness as well let go of old tensions and make room inside for the new to take root. 
Enjoy 15 minute Sarangi concerts at the end of each class by renowned sarangi instrumentalist, Vincent Swierstra.

Philippa is a Yoga teacher, lifestyle and embodiment coach, Dj and retreat leader; E-YRT500 certified. Philippa brings over 1000 hours of yoga teacher training and retreat experience, as well as ongoing training in Yoga Therapy, Whole-being-wellness & personal empowerment practices. She has taught internationally in South Africa, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Indonesia. Based on the philosophy of “teaching people, not poses”, Inner Space is a practice for everyone and utilizes the tools of Yoga to balance and address the physical, mental and emotional needs of the student.
https://www.facebook.com/innerspaceretreats/

Vincent is one of the few sarangi players in the Netherlands. He discovered the sarangi in 2003 during his first trip to India and immediately fell in love. It is said that of all the instruments in the world, the sarangi comes closest to the sound of the human voice. Three gut strings are played with a bow and the nails. The 36 resonance strings contribute to the mystical sound that makes the sarangi so beautiful. My teacher in Amsterdam is Joep Bor, author of the book The Voice of the Sarangi and former director of Codartz, the Conservatory of World Music in Rotterdam. After completing my bachelor in Cultural Anthropology in 2011, I returned to India three times to study with Grammy winner Dhruba Ghosh in Mumbai, who unfortunately died suddenly in 2017. 
https://vincentswierstra.nl 

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3 days ago

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Two weeks from today Psy-Fi is already in full swing :) Looking forward to seeing you all there!

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Happy, magical times await...so excited!!😍 Countdown -13 Days till launch date!! 🚀🚀 Happy festival everyone! 😁

I can't wait , I'm excited 🤩💫

Finally! So long looked forward!

I'm so exited for my first psy-fi! Looks beautiful Ahhh can't wait!

This makes me sooooo happy!

Anyone know what time the opening Ceremony is on Thanks 😁

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Psy-Fi 2019 "Seed of Science" can you , please, post a map instead of pics ?

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Antal András I have a festival for you man.🤙😎

Chris Tomassen

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4 days ago

Psy-Fi

Sacred island update:

Yin Yoga Workshop by Joyce Mol

Date: Saturday 31st August
Time: 09h00 - 10h30
Stage: Sacred Island Workshop Stage

The Yin Yoga Workshop at the Psy-Fi Festival will give you space to connect with your body, soul and mind. This will be the inner journey for your body, soul and mind. Yin Yoga is a form of Yoga were you will hold poses for 3 to 5 minutes to connect with the connective tissue and the fascia. This will create more space, flexibility and harmony in your body. During the workshop you will connect with all meridians. All connected to your organs and the 5 elements. A full Elements Yin Yoga Class allows you to bring the body back in balance again. Feel welcome to join this class to bring your body back in balance so you can enjoy the festival for 2 more days ❤ 🌈🧘🏼‍♂️🧘🏼‍♀️

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Sacred island update:

Yin Yoga Workshop by Joyce Mol 

Date: Saturday 31st August
Time: 09h00 - 10h30
Stage: Sacred Island Workshop Stage

The Yin Yoga Workshop at the Psy-Fi Festival will give you space to connect with your body, soul and mind. This will be the inner journey for your body, soul and mind. Yin Yoga is a form of Yoga were you will hold poses for 3 to 5 minutes to connect with the connective tissue and the fascia. This will create more space, flexibility and harmony in your body. During the workshop you will connect with all meridians. All connected to your organs and the 5 elements. A full Elements Yin Yoga Class allows you to bring the body back in balance again. Feel welcome to join this class to bring your body back in balance so you can enjoy the festival for 2 more days ❤ 🌈🧘🏼‍♂️🧘🏼‍♀️

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