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Inaugural Come to the River Healing Arts Festival and Workshop

with Dottie Price, Khrys Kantarze, & Maddie Moore

Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park held its Inaugural Come to the River Healing Arts Festival and Workshop in White Springs on September 8, 2007. Festival and workshop participants learned how art, music and the healing arts, such as yoga, hypnosis, meditation and herbal products, can decrease stress and enhance overall mind, body and spiritual health. Workshops, demonstrations, massage therapy, river art, music, books, pottery and a presentation on the Healing History of White Springs were presented.

"For centuries the banks of the Suwannee River around White Sulfur Springs has been a place of refuge and relaxation for its visitors and residents," said Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park Manager Ben Faure." The White Sulfur Springs were considered sacred grounds for warring tribes and was designated as a safe neutral place for healing and recovery. Today, the springhouse is home to Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park."

The festival began with a presentation on "Learning to De-stress: Counter Balance the Pace of Today with Techniques of Yesterday" by Khrys Kantarze, MA, Certified Hypnotherapist. Throughout the day visitors enjoyed healing arts and crafts, herbs, pottery, rocks and crystals, weaving, music, yoga and massages.

Location: Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park