We are dreamers.

We believe in the potential that lies inside of you. We believe when that potential is tapped into, it becomes a gift for the whole community. We believe that when our community comes together with inspiration we create a better world.

Alivenfest is a festival created with great love for the mountains of North Carolina and for the bodies that inhabit this planet.

Local teachers have come together to share their knowledge and teachings.

Teachings that all offer one thing: To help you become the best version of yourself.


It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous,
talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other

people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of
God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.

And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.

—Marianne Williamson