Communitas 2019


Communitas is for game changers. 

In a time when people as a whole are more isolated in their lives than any other point in history, we are making the change to bring people home to each other.  Isn’t this amazing?

  Grow, evolve and connect with each other.

Three Days of Strengthening & Celebrating Community ~ An All Ages Event

October 18 – 20, 2019 | Various Locations in Central Oregon

– SOLD OUT – Friday, 6pm-10pm: Farm to Table Dinner and Community Fireside Talent Show ~ Harmony House, Sisters, Oregon

Saturday (Day), 8:30am-3pm: Community Immersion Workshop with activities to strengthen ourselves within community (separate agendas for kids and adults) ~ Cascades Academy, Tumalo, Oregon

Saturday (Night), 8:30pm-1:30am: “A Starry Night” Themed Dance Party with Maxwell Friedman Group, bPollen, and Barisone ~ Volcanic Theatre Pub, Bend, Oregon

Sunday, 11:30am-3pm: Potluck Brunch Finale fun activities and Closing Connections ~ Embark, Bend, Oregon

This fun filled weekend encourages togetherness, respect, unity, and time for pause to nourish ourselves and one another.  Experience a deepening of community devoted to love filled connection among individuals and the collective.



– SOLD OUT – Friday, 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. | Harmony House ~ 17505 Kent Rd, Sisters, OR 97759

Farm to Table Dinner with Communitas Talent Show* | The weekend kicks off with a Farm to Table Dinner experience showcasing food from local farms and purveyors. The night begins with a beautifully prepared farm to table dinner with over 10 Oregon farms and purveyors represented.  The night will bring attention toward mindful eating and minimal waste through presentation highlights from select farms about where our food comes from, as well as a talk given by the Environmental Center.  After dinner we will all gather for the Communitas Talent Show/Open Mic.  

Bring your talents and share them with us!  Participants are invited to take the stage for a 5 minute song, comedy skit, poetry reading, dance, or special talent. Solo or group performances are welcome. Ticket holders will be sent a Talent Show sign-up sheet closer to the event.

*Dinner and two drink tickets for your choice of local beer, wine, or non alcoholic beverage included in ticket.  Additional drinks may be purchased at the event.

6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. ~ Welcome and Charcuterie Appetizer

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ~ Salad and Dinner Courses with Educational Presentations

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ~ Dessert Course with Communitas Talent Show


Saturday DAY Program ~ 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. | Cascades Academy ~ 19860 Tumalo Reservoir Rd, Tumalo, OR 97703

Daytime Community Immersion Workshop Programs | This is a time to nourish the self and deepen community and personal relationship skills (separate program agenda for kids and adults in the morning).  Enjoy rejuvenating gentle yoga with live Tibetan Singing Bowl Experience, plus interactive education and discussion about relating with self and each other in community using the TRUST Model.  The kids will enjoy less structure and more play in their own session of self-nourishment and community themed fun. 

Adults and kids come together in the afternoon for lunch and an all-participant’s art project where kids and adults alike will make their own unique “Mystic Bird” mask. 

Youth Ticket Holders ages 15+ are given the option to join the adult morning session.

*Lunch available for purchase at onsite food cart or you may bring your own lunch.

8:15 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. ~ Arrival & Check-In

9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ~ Intro Welcome & Morning Workshop Programs (Youth and Adults participate in separate programs)

ADULT ~ 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 ~ Introduction

ADULT ~ 9:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ~ Session A ~ Yoga & Tibetan Singing Bowls

ADULT ~ Break 10:45 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.

ADULT ~ 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ~ Session B ~ Relating in Community Workshop with TRUST Model

YOUTH ~ 9:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. ~ Session A ~ “Who Am I?” with Opening Circle Discussion, Kid’s Yoga and Meditation

YOUTH ~ 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ~ Session B ~ “Who Are WE?” with snack, free play, Tibetan Singing Bowls Session and Movement/Performance Art

NOTE ~ Youth Morning Program schedule will remain flexible to accommodate the needs of the children in the moment.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ~ Lunch Hour (Youth and Adults together)

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ~ All Communitas “Mystical Birds” Mask Making Workshop ~ Let the spirit of Communitas take flight! (Youth and Adults together)


Saturday NIGHT Party ~ 8:30 p.m – 1:30 a.m. | Volcanic Theatre Pub ~ 70 SW Century Drive, Bend, Oregon 97702

“A Starry Night” Themed Dance Party | This is a time to let our hair down and celebrate ourselves – all ages welcome!  From the earliest moments of known human history, dance accompanied ancient rituals, spiritual gatherings and social events. It is an ultimate act of celebration that allows for connection, expression and freedom.  In partnership with Parallel 44 Presents, we are honored to be dancing to Maxwell Friedman Group, bPollen, & Barisone. 

* No host bar available at Volcanic Theatre Pub.

Costumes encouraged, but not required ~ COME AS THE STAR YOU ARE!  This is an opportunity to shine.

8:30 p.m. ~ Doors Open

9:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. ~ Maxwell Friedman Group

10:30 p.m. – Midnight ~ bPollen

Midnight – 1:30 a.m. ~ Barisone


Sunday ~ 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Embark @ Ruffwear ~ 2843 NW Lolo Dr. Bend, OR 97703 

Communitas Potluck Brunch and Closing Connections | Communitas closes with a festive potluck.  This is a favorite time together…bring a little and we’ll have a lot!  Brunch is followed by Closing Connections – an opportunity to connect with like-interested people who want to carry the spirit of Communitas beyond the weekend.  We believe with every ending, a new beginning comes.  We are better together. 

*Bring a dish to pass.  Plates, napkins, utensils, and non-alcoholic beverages provided.

Communitas is a Total Connection Event by The Courage Tribe.