SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Free DanceVisions Sample Classes and Jam


Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 1:30 PM - 10:00 PM

DanceVisions
4000 Middlefield Rd. Cubberley Community Center L-,
Palo Alto, CA


Half hour sampler classes, an informal performance, and a dance jam

Classes:
1:30-2:00 Hip hop with Lisa
2:10-2:40 Jazz with Mandy
2:50-3:20 Contemporary with Vicky
3:30-4:00 Belly dance with Sandra
4:10-4:40 MindfullyFit Yoga with Andrea
4:50-5:20 Posture with Andrea
5:30-6:00 Modern dance with Zann
6:15 to 6:45 Informal performance by faculty and their regular students.
8:00 to 10:00 Dance Jam- DJ Anne Caswell. All are welcome! No experience necessary.

Cost: Free


Lightworker Boot Camp


Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10 AM - 5 PM

Harmonia
2200 Marinship Way,
Sausalito, California 94965


​Join Maria Owl and Duane Vos for another life-changing day of mind-body-spirit upgrades.
This event was guided into being by the helpers: The Pleiadian and Arcturian Councils of Healers

We welcome musician Suzanne Rene Smith, who will be collaborating on a Sound Bath in the afternoon with the Hathors.

At Lightworker Boot Camp You Will:
- Clear and re-calibrate your emotional and energetic bodies
​- Clear physical and energetic probes, implants and toxins from your body
​- Clear any remaining karmic agreements that don't serve you, so you can launch forward in your Soul work
​- Unlock dormant Eternal Wisdom/Creator Codes in your DNA
​- Receive Guidance and Clarity from the Higher Dimensional Helpers through transmissions from Maria, Duane and your own Higher Self
​​- Help the planet take a quantum leap in consciousness by taking a quantum leap in your own consciousness

Includes snacks, beverages, recordings of all major meditations, and a special gift at close of day.

Cost: $333


Two Day Town Music Festival


April 27 –29, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)

Del Valle Regional Park
7000 Del Valle Rd,
Livermore, California 94550


Two Day Town is a Leave-No-Trace family oriented camping and community music event held each year during the last full weekend of April at Lake Del Valle Regional Park, with an emphasis on East Bay social family ties. This beautiful park, nestled in the hills South of Livermore, abuts the Ohlone Wilderness and provides a serene environment for getting away from the hustle of everyday life.

We offer three days of live-on-stage local music with live-mixed professional quality sound, uncountable impromptu jam sessions among the hundreds of musicians, tent & RV camping either on the Two Day Town site or in the adjacent regional park campground, a staffed creative activity area for kids, and catered food service for those that don't want to prepare their own meals.

Two Day Town provides an opportunity for people to strengthen long term relationships in an inviting setting, and to simply relax and enjoy the people, music and activities. As a group, our purpose is to take responsibility for creating a better world in our little space, one weekend at a time. We maintain a Leave-No-Trace philosophy and we leave the park in better condition than we find it.

Line-up information (too much to repost):

Cost: $75/weekend


Free Oakland DANCE Festival


April 28 – 29, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday)

Jack London Square
Broadway at Embarcadero W,
Oakland, California


FREE to the public. Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios, and teachers to "Jack London Square" for Two days of fabulous rhythm and fun. This festival will showcase a dazzling array of dance genres including jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, folkloric dance and more. From little ones to professional adults, dancers of all ages will perform and celebrate the power of dance and culture. This event ends with a Large outdoor Public DANCE PARTY!



Cost: Free


Dan Cantrell and Lila Sklar at Point Richmond Jazz


Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

First United Methodist Church
201 Martina St,
Richmond, California 94801


On the 27th of April, at Point Richmond Jazz, Dan and Lila will perform music from Dan Cantrells recent album Orphaned Anthems, then serve up tasty selections from the smorgasbord of original compositions the Duo shares. Dan will play Piano, Accordion, and Musical Saw, with Lila on Violin and Voice. The full ensemble will also feature the talented Sean Tergis on percussion, Diana Strong on Accordion, Celeste and Toy Piano as well as Eric Perney on Upright Bass. Adding visual delight to the scintillating sounds, Elizabeth Strong, Natalie Nayun, and Shanti Bardot will perform traditional and choreographed dances with the Band.

It promises to be a delightfully diverse evening of original music and dance that shouldnt be missed.

Dan Cantrell offers an astonishing array of auditory wonders. You will find what you never knew you were looking for, and when you dust it off and hold it close, it will sing to your heart. - Ana Harff - Tribal Mind Magazine
Dans work smacks of a collection of people who fell in love with music at an early age, studied it seriously and elected to give back to it versus get rich from it . . . and we are the richer for it. - Roger Andris -
This is Bulgarian dance music meets Mr. Bungle meets Carl Stallings meets Erik Satie meets a boggled mind (yours, that is, when you hear how it all holds together).-Paul McNees - Lacuna Music)

Lila Sklar (violin/vocals) became fascinated with the music of the Middle East and the Balkans in her early 20s and participated in a nationwide tour playing Turkish Sufi music with vocalist Latif Bolat. In addition to recording on many film and television productions, Lila has toured and performed extensively throughout the US, Japan, Europe, and the Middle East playing with such groups as Beats Antique, Bauhaus, Joanna Newsom, Rosin Coven, Bjork, The Quarta Dolce Quartet, Beulah, Gypsy Caravan, Sherefe, The Toids, and members of Cirque Du Soleil. Currently Lila lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and earns her living teaching, recording, touring, and performing. More about Lila here.

Dan Cantrell (accordion/piano/saw/vocals/Musical Director) has been focused on the study of folk and popular music from Eastern Europe, as well as composing for film dance, and theatre. He has composed music for over thirty films, several plays, a variety of dance pieces and other eclectic performance events, winning an Emmy. Dans extensive group of collaborators includes recording with Tom Waits, touring with Joanna Newsom and guesting with the San Francisco Symphony. For three years he composed and recorded the soundtrack for Cartoon Networks Misadventures of Flapjack.

Cost: $18 - $25



Grace and Flow Weekend with Rosa Noreen & Sophia Ravenna


April 28 - 29, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday)

Bliss Fitness & Health
4268 Broadway,
Oakland, CA 94611


Saturday April 28
Your line is your physical signature, from the tips of your toes to your fingertips, from the curve of your ankle to the line of your neck. Refine your technique and embed good habits in your practice using such techniques as epaulement, the coordination of head, shoulders and arms. Drawn from Rosa’s classical ballet training, this methodology will teach you specialized techniques, concepts and drills to help you project from stage to the farthest reaches of the audience. Rosa will teach you to create aesthetically and physically pleasing lines in dance that are right for *your* body.

Sophia Ravenna: Fan Veil Secrets (Saturday 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm)
Fan veils are a beautiful, lyrical prop. Come learn how to make the silk flow, flutter, and fly as you dance. We’ll start with the basics, discuss double and single fan veil technique, learn some simple combinations, and explore how to improvise over music of various styles and tempos. Appropriate for all styles of belly dance and burlesque (we can discuss how to tease and reveal with a fan veil, too!). Please bring a matched pair of fan veils (right and left) and your burning questions. Some dance experience recommended. Need to purchase a set of fan veils? http://www.silkbamboo-store.com/

Sunday April 29
Rosa Noreen: Visionary Variations (Sunday 10 am-12 pm)
The most memorable moments in a performance are often the simplest. Learn to harness your energy and stand out from the crowd. We will explore Rosa’s signature methods of turning simple movements into arresting moments by exploring the intersection of your focus, tempo, technique and relationship to the music. These techniques can make your improvisation more dynamic. They can help you get past choreographic writer’s block. And they are great tools for teachers!

Dance Jam (12:30 pm – 2 pm) – Open floor skill practice.

Cost: $85 - $105


Ignite Your Sexual Creativity in Role Play


Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave
Oakland, CA


Ever wanted to try role playing in the bedroom, but not sure where to start? Do you or your lover have fantasies of being a naughty secretary, a double-agent kidnapped by a sexy spy, or the mature authority figure who firmly takes the lead? This is the perfect excuse to get dressed up, discover your sexy alter ego, and try out this very adult form of play.

Even if you feel silly just thinking about playing a character in bed, let kink facilitator Alex S. Morgan show you a few ways to aid your (and your partner's!) suspension of disbelief. We'll talk about role play fantasies you might want to try, outfits and props, what to say while "in character," and ways to add plot twists and depth to your erotic role play... perfect if you want to drive your partner wild. Come solo or bring a friend!

Next...

If talking dirty intimidates you, or if you just get tongue-tied, come learn from the pros! Hearing just the right words in the heat of the moment can set your lover off and add a new level of engagement to your play. Come learn how talking dirty can, rather than taking you out of the moment, make it easier for you and your partner to stay present during sex. We'll cover:

* How to get more comfortable using words during sex
* Finding the style of erotic talk that feels most natural for you
* Using intonation, rhythm, and pacing to heighten the charge between you both
* How to actually talk dirty: breaking down sample scripts from actual exchanges to show you how to put it all together

All genders, orientations, bodies, and races welcome 18+.

(This workshop is a PG-13 event. All exercises will be fully clothed. Any touch is opt-in and negotiated by the participants.)

Cost: $30/individual, $50 per pair


Serenity Gathering 5 Year Anniversary


April 27 – 30, 2018 (Friday – Monday)

Woodward Reservoir
14528 26 Mile Rd, 
Oakdale, California 95361


A conscious gathering focused on creating an environment of positive collaboration among like-minded individuals specifically geared towards art and music.
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Phase 1 Lineup:
Ott. - Kalya Scintilla - Dirtwire - Zion I Crew x lespecial (Live Band) - Stylust Beats - Stickybuds - Tsuruda b2b great dane - The Human Experience - David Block - MerKaBa - Luke Mandala - LabRat

Moontribe Collective Full Moon Takeover!
Dela Moontribe - Brad Moontribe - Ben annand - Chadwick - Myad - Synchronometry - Bellhop - Armando Kroma - Michael Be

Biolumigen - Secret Recipe - spacegeishA - Supertask - Trev Campbell - Potions - MSVG - Leafygreen ft. Nikkie Nerida - Kev - Morpheus - Sojourner

EVeryman Live & Pumpkin Tribute Live!
Including Free Painting, Music, DJing & Dance Classes for Parents & Their Kids.

- All Performances curated by Nikki Nerida.
- Featuring 3 Stages of Funktion 1 Sound!
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Yoga & Dance:

Aleksandra Dubov, Julia Forest, Rachelle Harvey, Michelle Nayeli Bouvier, Sita Devi, Jess Dugan, Chelsea Kirby, Maggie Taurick, Laura Lalita, Abigail Danielle Tyler, Sage Aurora, Carla Jannette, Andrew Burrows, Mario Benassi, Reva Myers & DJ Michael Be, Cynthia Gutierrez, Sophia Ocean

Workshops:
Cyrena Giordano, Krikor Andonian, Rebecca Bustler & Kiel Bonner, Sophia Ocean, Auric Medicine, Cynthia Gutierrez, Mazin Jamal, Maja Jerkic & Jordon Jo, Kate Hockett, Seo Michael, Allan McGrath Isbell & Kalyan Meegada, Chris Avanzato, Sitara Ananda, Yvette Isais, Olivia Neema Star, Diana Egizi, Cypress Dublin, Sharanam Anandama, Michael Zeligs, Madhu Anziani, Carla Jannette.


After taking a year off from our annual gathering Serenity is back and at a better location than ever before! By working directly with the county and community we aim to create a partnership and venue to call home for many years to come!

This year we have chosen to celebrate the full moon in scorpio because it signifies the time to recognize the power of imagination. Time to move beyond the nightmares needlessly generated in our life and become the captain of our own journey. The time we spend together under these circumstances illuminates these feelings & a chance to act on them.

Cost: $190 - $230


Women's Healing and Rejuvenation Retreat


April 27 – 29, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)

201 Sierra Madre Rd,
Mokelumne Hill, CA 95245


We are so excited to present to you our very first retreat! Thank you for attending our Women's Rejuvenation Days but we have decided that one day is not enough to fully experience rejuvenation of the body, mind, and spirit! So, we are hosting a retreat for 3 days in the Sierra mountains. It is the most beautiful space and at the end of April all the flowers bloom!

We will rejuvenate our body through movement, daily coffee enemas, juices, nutrient dense but low caloric meals to let our digestion tract rest.

We will rejuvenate our mind through meditation, mindful hiking, and group sharing.

We will rejuvenate our spirit through the connection with mother earth and the elements. As well as connecting with our higher selves.

Tentative schedule:

Friday
5PM-7PM Setup tent (we'll also have many tents set up with cots)
7PM Mindful eating meditation, dinner & announcements
8PM Sharing circle introduction
9PM Cedar hot tub, cold plunge & bon fire
10PM Ecstatic dancing

Saturday
8AM Morning Sadhana with Cherish
9AM Yoga & savasana meditation with Masha
10AM Breakfast
11AM Mindful hike guided by Masha
1PM Lunch
2PM Sharing circle -topic TBA
4PM Free time (enjoy soaking, tanning, hiking, drawing, reading, crafts, enemas*, yoni steam baths* and socializing)
7PM Mindful eating meditation & dinner
9PM Cedar hot tub & bon fire

Sunday
8AM Morning Sadhana with Cherish
9AM Yoga & savasana meditation with Masha
10AM Breakfast
11AM Qi Gong with Ekani
1PM Lunch
2PM Sharing circle -topic TBA
4PM Free time (enjoy soaking, tanning, hiking, drawing, reading, crafts, and socializing)
6PM Mindful eating meditation & dinner
8PM Full Moon Fire Ceremony

Monday
8AM Pack up
Light breakfast

Cooking will be done by a certified cook Ekani Le

We will be camping, and each woman needs to make sure to bring/ ask for what she needs to be comfortable. Please let us know if you have any special needs. Please bring cozy comfortable yoga warm clothing, towels, yoga mat, cushion, and a white ceremonial outfit.

We welcome you to bring your homemade goods/ services to share/ trade/ sell.

Capacity is 12-17 women.

Cost: all included $198


8th Annual World Out West Music and Dance Festival


April 27 – 29, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)

Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
Oakland, CA 94612



In this three-day festival, dance or relax to superb traditional music all day and into the night, under the oaks or on rugs and pillows in the sweet sunny hall. Enjoy hearty healthy food available for sale, kids everywhere, dancing and singing, meeting old friends and new. Bring your instruments and come on down for a family-style world music party at the local Mill!

Be enthralled by master artists performing Balkan, Latin, Asian, European, Middle-Eastern, American, Klezmer, North-African, and many more styles of traditional music and dance in a VERY relaxed and family-friendly setting. Enjoy glorious dancers and special guests, in pure convivencia with carpets and pillows for lounging, a firepit for marshmallows, and plenty of room to dance, while our extended community celebrates the music and dance legacies of beloved Teachers and Elders!

Line-up:
In the Hall
FRIDAY 4/27 Doors @ 3pm, informal reception
7:00 - Gerry Tenney’s Klezmer Thang
8:30 - Eric and Suzy with the Aux Cajunals - Cajun and Creole
10pm - informal unplugged jams and hangout

SATURDAY 4/28 Doors @ Noon
230pm - Ensohza - lively Japanese folk
4pm - Balkanton 340 - Traditional Bulgarian dance music
530pm - Neema Hekmat and friends - Classic Persian Radif
7pm - Omar Mokhtari - Algerian Chaabi/Flamenco
830pm - Ali Paris - Middle East Virtuoso Qanun and Vocal
10pm - informal unplugged jams and hangout

SUNDAY 4/29 Doors @ Noon
130pm - Sayat Nvaq - Eastern Armenian Music
245pm - Moonshine Jelly - Hardcore Folk in 5 Languages
345pm - Silk Road Caravan - Cali-style Middle Eastern
445pm - Mozaik - A Cappella World Folk
545pm - The Brunos - Pan-European Dance Music
7pm -Dan Cantrell Project - Balkanesque New Acoustic
830pm - Michelle Alany - Sephardic, Klezmer, Swing
10pm - informal music/hangout, clean up and pack out.

Under the Oaks
RAIN OR SHINE
ALL DAY, all 3 days - informal music sessions, hang out, kids

SATURDAY
430pm - Dance-along Obon with Ensohza

SUNDAY
345pm - Brasa Criolla - Peruvian waltzes of a bygone era (with Chris Reid)
445pm - Kaptain Bottletop - Norwegian, Appalachian, and...
545pm - RebbeSoul - Jewish Roots and World music

Cost: $15 - $100