SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Pericles: Free Stanford Shakespeare Company Show

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

The Stanford Oval
420 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

The Stanford Shakespeare Company brings the tale of Prince Pericles to life, exploring the power of relationships across time and distance. The play follows Pericles and his family as they journey across the Mediterranean, finding love and facing tragedy, with the power of the family's bonds overcoming all. Experience a thrilling dell-arte-inspired aesthetic that transports the audience into another world while telling an intimate story that holds meaning for us all.

The house will open at 7:30, and seating is open. The show runs 2 hours, with a 15 minute intermission.

The show features brief moments of mild violence.

The performance is outdoors with provided blankets, and the venue is ADA accessible. Parking is available in the Stanford visitor parking around Palm Drive and The Oval. Please meet at the south end of the oval, where signage and ushers will direct you to the performance space.

Cost: Free

"BYOB" Cannabis & POTluck Meetup

Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 1 PM - 4 PM

Our Sacred Space Wellness Center In Willow Glen
2075 Lincoln Ave Ste B & C,
San Jose, California 95125

Bring your own Bud and Please join us @ Our Sacred Space Sunday May 27th from 1-4. Our summer monthly cannabis meet up will be outdoors in our beautiful Sacred Garden courtyard featuring YOU💜 Superwater and massage tools such as Reiki, Aromatherapy, Sound Healing, Meditation, and maybe even some card readings provided by Our Sacred Space & Conscious Kitchen SJ. This is a sacred space for you to come and enjoy your own medicine while seeing what techniques work for you. We will be using cannabis products to see what works for cronic pain. We would greatly appreciate it if you would bring a snack or dish to add to our POTluck. We look forward to all the smiles and especially all the connections we will make. Invite others who may enjoy as well.

NOTE: This event is for responsible adults w/good vibes. No products will be sold here. Our intention is to connect you w/the right resources.

Cost: Free

Restorative Yoga with Essential Oils and Hot Stones

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM PDT

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Restorative yoga is an all level gentle practice comprised of long-held supported poses and calming breath work. This experience is designed to activate the body’s innate relaxation response which invites healing and restores balance. Most postures are done on the ground with multiple props so that the body is completely supported at all times. This supportive practice allows the nervous system to calm, and the mind to rest. The calming characteristics of restorative yoga soothes the mind-body, while allowing room for breath and deep relaxation. As an added layer of relaxation, there will be hot stones and essential oils for balance and aromatherapy.

Incense initiation prepared by Alingo Loh with all-natural mixed agarwood incense, to facilitate the opening and calming of body and mind for the restorative experience.

Cost: $30 presale, $40 doors

Temple Dancer Play Party

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave
Oakland, CA

Have you ever fantasized about being immersed and inspired by a safe, cozy, and inspiring environment to explore the edge of your Tantric sensuality and kink sexuality?

Do you desire to share intimate space with others from a place of deep self-love overflowing through you?

Would you like to connect with likeminded and sexy souls on a emotional, physical, spiritual and kink level?

And to experience being more in your orgasmic body before connecting with others?

Allow iX-Chel Sandivel to guide you through grounding and transcending Tantric breathing techniques and Intuitive Technique as she co-leads Oakland's first Temple Dancer Play Party with Alex Sebastian Morgan!

It’ll be a day to remember being led by two amazing facilitators who love everything sacred and kinky about sexuality. Come dance, play, be witnessed, celebrated in your yum raw sexual power! Explore your inner devadasi, Tantric temple dancer as we celebrate the divinity of the body in all its flavors, kinks, and colors. Bring your toys, rope, floggers, blind folds, friends, and an open heart to the sweet intimacy and transformation possible at this event.

For new folks: If you’ve never had the opportunity to play with toys and are inspired to do so, please bring, borrow, buy some. Allow yourself to be inspired by your intuition to bring a toy that could be fun to play with!

This is an invitation to dive deeply into yourself and each other in ways you may have been afraid to do in the past. This is the play party you want to come to even if you've never been to a play party before.

We create an expansive, feeling-full environment charged with electricity, yet warmly grounded and earthy. A safe and sacred container for exploring connective play in a relaxed, sex-positive space. This play party encourages your curiosity about taking your own sensual play space to the next level.

Let us guide you through a series of Tantric techniques and conscious connective touch interactive games as we begin to take you on an intimate exploration of yourselves through one another.

Then, let us lead you through a welcome circle where a room of strangers slowly opens up and winds up on the same page, creating a consent-focused container – and setting intentions for the evening in a way that makes it easy to find compatible people to play, flirt, and connect with!

The evening is a celebration of imagination and curiosity, so you may experience as many flavors as you dare. Come dressed in something that makes you feel special, decadent, and sexy!

Cost: $28 - $65

A Carnival Night of Jazz, Ecstatic Dance, Tea, and Conversation

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:00 PM – 12:00 AM PDT

Chateau Ubuntu
860 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Celebrate with us the night of Carnival. A benefit for Vaughn and Scott who will be biking from San Francisco to LA to raise awareness and critical funding for people struggling with HIV/AIDS. Suenos will host a Jazz Jam for the event with some of the finest up-and-coming jazz musicians in SF. DJ Tal and crew have you covered with Ecstatic Dance. Mark and Kosti will be hosting a Tea House. BYOB. No corking fee, tea, music, song, dance, great conversation and celebration included.

It’s a life-changing 7-days ride—not a race—through some of California’s most beautiful countryside. AIDS/LifeCycle is designed to advance interest to reduce new HIV infections and improve the quality of life for people living with HIV/AIDS. As part of this event, thousands of people participating as either Cyclists, Roadies, Volunteers, or Virtual Cyclists raise critically needed funds for HIV/AIDS-related services and bring to light the fact that HIV/AIDS is still a devastating disease in our society, particularly the LGBT community and communities of color.

Cost: $20

Shipyard Swing Dance with Lavay Smith

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

SS Red Oak Victory
1337 Canal Boulevard
Berth 5
Point Richmond, CA 94804

Come and dance to live 40s and 50s music on the 1944 SS Red Oak Victory historic ship on Memorial Day Weekend! And just to top that off, you will be dancing to one of the hottest and most popular swing bands in the country-- Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers!

Not only can you swing the night away but you can also tour the Red Oak Victory historic ship-- visit the bridge, the chartroom, the Captain's quarters, and look down into the engine room. You can even have our radio operator send a message to your friends and family using the ship's original Morse code-only radio!

Cost: $30

Deeper and Deeper - Guided relaxation and meditation with Pradeepa

May 26 – 28, 2018 (Saturday – Monday)

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
4050 Mission Avenue
Oceanside, CA

Pradeepa took sannyas in 1975, and was asked by Osho to start the Vipassana retreats when the Multiversity was initiated at the end of that year. She had previously been sitting in Vipassana in England, Sri Lanka and India. A year later, Osho asked her to also start Zazen retreats.

After the Multiversity divided into faculties, Pradeepa became co-director of the Meditation Academy. and as a meditation group leader she had ample opportunity to personally receive Osho’s guidance on different aspects of meditation. Over the years, Osho began to direct people to Pradeepa when they had questions on meditation.

Osho gives zen stick to Pradeepa

Since the 70’s, Pradeepa began creating many diverse meditation groups and trainings, continually adjusting the flavour and content, as the experience of sharing with so many friends continued to grow.

Meditation is not only sitting practice, but also the way in which life is lived, so she created some extra structures and games to deepen the watching as simply and easily as possible.

Pradeepa was a medium for Osho during the energy darshan’s in the 70’s and organized the mediums in the 90’s.

She has offered meditations in Pune, all over Europe, , Mexico and the United States. She became known for her love, meditation and sense of humor.

Deeper and Deeper (guided relaxation and meditation)

These days offer space though relaxation techniques, guided meditation and vipassana sitting and walking, to remember our Buddha nature. Relaxing the three layers of body, mind and heart are preparation for witnessing – the essence of meditation. This is a time for exploring how to bring meditation into everyday life. Relaxation is the climate for being less identified with events from the past or future, being more available to fall deeply in tune with this moment—the here now.

“Relaxation can transform you to such beautiful heights…. meditation is the name of the deepest relaxation”. ~OSHO

Cost: -$149 for meditation workshop. If you plan to stay at the retreat center, the cost is $100 per person per night in a double occupancy room which also includes 3 meals. Please contact us at the earliest if you plan to stay at the retreat center as we have booked only limited rooms. Single occupancy rooms can be provided at additional cost.

Radiant Intimacy: 4-day experiential workshop

May 25 – 28, 2018 (Friday – Monday)

1440 Multiversity,
800 Bethany Drive
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

We all long for love. We long to be intimately connected to others and ourselves. We all want to be seen and known as we are. For some, a partnership or marriage is the natural outcome of this longing. Others find alternative styles of intimacy more fulfilling. For many of us, love and sexuality can be complex and confusing.

Radiant Intimacy is an emerging field of exploration, bringing awareness to the topics of relationship, sexuality and love. We will explore radiant intimacy through the lenses of neuroscience, integral psychotherapy, attachment theory and the Tantric and Advaita spiritual traditions.

Through carefully crafted exercises, keynote lectures, targeted workshops, potent meditations, you will engage the concept of radiant intimacy, and how to express and integrate into daily living. We will explore:
·          What can we learn from neuroscience about love?
·         How do our attachment styles impact our relationships?
·         How can we create deeply fulfilling relationships with life, with another and with ourselves?
·          What are the shadow elements within a relationship?
·         How does early developmental trauma impact our capacity for relating?
·         How can our sexuality open us to the experience of our true nature and of unity consciousness?
·         How is self-knowledge reflected in our relationships?

This four-day experiential workshop is designed to expand our understanding and experience of intimacy, while giving us tools to create deeply fulfilling relationships. Through carefully crafted exercises and potent meditations, we will taste expanded aliveness and intimate attunement.

Workshop facilitators: Esther Perel, Michaela Boehm, Steve James, Lorin Roche, Camille Maurine, Sasha Cobra, Justin R. Garcia and Amanda N. Gesselman.

Cost: $525 (accommodation cost not included)

Holotropic Breathwork Weekend Retreat

May 26 – 27, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday)

Russian House #1
9960 HWY1
Jenner, CA 95450

Energetic practices, Intense music and light food for your flight to Unknown

"The therapeutic benefits of [Stanislav Grof’s] Holotropic Breathwork are remarkable. The healing of illness, anxiety, depression and conflict, the release and healing of trauma and abuse, the reintegration with family and community, the opening of compassion, forgiveness, courage and love, the reclaiming of purpose, the finding of our lost soul and the higher insights of spiritual understanding all come spontaneously from the unfolding of this powerful process."
– Jack Kornfield, Author of A Path With Heart and 11 other books, Meditation Teacher, Founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Holotropic Breathwork is a modality developed by Dr. Stan Grof to allow participants to access the healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness through breath and music. This brings you a personalized experience that can result in such things as more joy and freedom in personal relationships, resolution of childhood trauma, a transpersonal satori type of breathwork/breathing experience of union with the universe, a deeper understanding of the purpose and meaning of your life, a sense of being more grounded and centered in your life, and a more profound sense of connection to the world around you.

Facilitator: Tatiana Ginzburg

Cost: $150 (including accommodation)

Spring Rejuvenate Retreat

May 25 – May 28, 2108 (Friday – Monday)

Sierra Hot Springs
521 Campbell Hot Springs Rd,
Sierraville, CA

Nourish yourself this Memorial Day Weekend with a rejuvenating 4-day retreat at Sierra Hot Springs! Join seasoned retreat leaders Alok and Anjuli who weave their experience as yoga teachers, massage therapists, and contact dancers into each retreat. Their seasonal Rejuvenate Retreats offer a balance of focused morning yoga classes, free time to soak in the healing springs, and creative afternoon therapeutic classes with sound healing.

Sierra Hot Springs is truly an inspiring place where it’s easy to surrender to the overwhelming sense of tranquility. The sacred healing waters soothe away tension, while immersion in the crisp alpine air revitalizes your spirit. Camping in the spacious forest is included or you can book a room in the historic hotel.

Anjuli and Alok offer a unique blend of therapeutic practices that include partner stretching, connection exercises, contact improvisation, and ZenThai Shiatsu. You can expect nourishing, elemental yoga classes in the morning followed by a delicious brunch. In the afternoon, we'll offer a creative session that includes partner and group Contact Yoga and massage. All levels of experience are welcome. Come solo or with a friend or partner as we encourage working with the whole group throughout the retreat. Generally, our retreats are a mix of singles and couples.

What is included?

*Camping among the pine trees or sleeping indoors in the cozy practice space
*3 delicious catered organic brunches on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday
*Full use of Hot Springs and sauna 24 hours/day
*Morning meditation and hatha yoga flow
*Creative Contact Yoga afternoon classes
*Thai Massage Instruction
*Kritan and Dance Journey evening program
*Guided ecology hike on local trails
*Fire Circle ​
*Sound Healing

Tentative Schedule

May 25th: Friday
(Suggested Departure by 1pm if leaving from the Bay Area) Arrive by 5pm if possible
4:30-6:30 pm: Check-In
6-8 pm: Dinner at Cafe or BYO
8-9:30 pm-- Introductions + Opening Circle: Connect and Restore Practice

May 26th: Saturday
8:30-9 am- Sound Healing
9-10:30 am: Morning Yoga
11 am: Brunch
3-5 pm: Contact Yoga & Thai Massage
6:30-8 pm: Dinner at Cafe or BYO
8:00 pm: Possible Fire Circle

May 27th: Sunday
8:30-9 am: Sound Healing
9-10:30 am: Morning Yoga
11 am: Brunch
3-5 pm: Contact Yoga & Thai massage
6:30-8 pm: Dinner at Cafe or BYO
8-10 pm: Kirtan + Dance journey

May 28th: Monday
8:30-9- Sound Healing
​9-11:45 am: Morning Yoga & Closing Circle
12 pm : Brunch

Cost: $550