Interfusion Festival was founded in 2016 under The Institute for Integrative Wellness (IFIW) with our first festival taking place at Dance Loft on 14th St. in Washington, DC as a celebration of the human spirit. Since that time, it has become the primary indoor transformative festival of North America bringing together the like-minded from across the US and beyond on MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. WEEKEND. Today we continue to operate our grassroots community-based project from Washington DC, with our business conducted at Columbia Heights and our founder relocating to 14 th St. as of 2022.
From educational offerings to exposure to healthy social outlets, lifestyles and supportive communities, Interfusion Festival’s mission is to bring awareness of a collective of practices and modalities to promote an integrative approach to wellness for our multidisciplinary festival community.
Our Core Values & Guiding Principles were built from heartfelt feedback received by our community. The intention of these ten pillars is to act as a reference point, whenever it may serve the greater good and our community, to support each other towards thriving in the face of adversity and our ever changing world.
We are true and honest with our way of being. We practice our virtues rather than simply professing them. We have the courage to do the right thing, even when no one is watching.
We treat all with dignity and respect. We honor each other’s viewpoints and listen carefully, hold one another in positive esteem, and remind others of their strengths and inherent value.
We are proactively open and honest. We pride ourselves on building trust through transparent actions that teach others and lift us all higher than we could rise alone.
We encourage each other to show up as we truly are. We embrace our gifts and imperfections and that of others as allies -and do so wholeheartedly with all our grace.
We celebrate each other and have fun along our way. We prioritize self-care, creating joyful moments, and don’t take ourselves so seriously –laughter is healing for our minds and hearts.
We believe in and serve our community as our highest priority. We foster a space for belonging and interconnection with each other and all living things.
We are committed to fostering a culture where all feel supported, empowered, and welcomed. We encourage diversity of backgrounds and perspectives with utmost grace and respect.
We are intentional with our choices and presence. We aim to practice heightened awareness of our internal experience and the reality occurring around us, without judging or analyzing it.
We keep our word and commitments. We take responsibility for our actions and acknowledge when something occurs that may prevent our intentions from fully manifesting.
We take genuine interest in the new and the familiar with a beginner’s mind. We value exploring new experiences when it serves us, the greater good, and helps us feel more alive.