On the experience
"We used words to describe our feelings instead of relying on a phone or emoji to do the talking for us. We rediscovered how to get to know one another through the art of conversation without any digital distraction. I got to know myself better and think about something lasting, something needed for both myself and for those I love." -Restival guest
On the impact
"Restival feels like one big, intricately woven dream. The kind that seems to last straight through to morning, until it wistfully fades. Except unlike your usual dreams, Restival stays with you. Metaphorically and physically. Because the experience never really ends. You soon realize that the new day which comes and the others which follow it, are colored with the same hue. Restival’s moment has passed but it’s left a film over your eyes through which you see life differently."- Restival guest
On the team
"I wasn’t sure what to expect but Restival exceeded my expectations. The staff were very engaging, and fully committed to having a successful event. Being a vegan I was thrilled to see many vegan choices for meals. I would definitely return for another Restival." -Restival guest
On the Community
“Thank you so very much for the lovely welcome and for the amazing experience that was Restival Arizona. The depth of gratitude that I have to you for the vision that is Restival is truly heart felt. Thank you for the most amazing experience I could never have thought possible. For allowing me to meet the most wonderful, wonderful, kind people and also being able to meet and learn from the wonderful Navajo people is something that will stay with me forever. Indeed until next time, I look forward to the journey continuing. Health and happiness and gratitude to you all.”- Restival guest
From the Diné
"If this event could’ve started in 1492, imagine what life would’ve been like. Complete opposite I suppose. Please keep it alive. Navajos are rooted deep. Nourish them forever. A lady hugged me and cried. What a beauty. "- Johnson, Navajo Artist.
Some final words from our founder, Caroline....