Interfusion Festival was founded in 2016 under The Institute for Integrative Wellness (IFIW). 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.
Interfusion is a grassroots community-centered creative project with more than twenty percent of participants involved in the creative or services process that bring Interfusion to life.
The festival program is co-created as shared living art to support the community in rising to higher states of growth and wellbeing. It is built through our relationships with each other, and the many heartfelt conversations that have taken place since we began this creative endeavor.
From educational offerings in positive psychology, meditation, and expressive arts, to exposure to healthy social outlets, lifestyles and supportive communities, Interfusion Festival aims to bring awareness of a collective of practices and modalities that may help combat the public and mental health crisis beyond COVID-19 which continues to affect the lives of our friends, families, and communities to this day.
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 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.