SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Solstice Clarity Breathwork & Movement Journey

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

Subud California at Palo Alto
330 Melville Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94103

Awaken Your True Vibrancy. EMPOWER your intentions. Embody more Clarity, Balance, Inspiration, Peace, Connection and Love while old pain, tension, toxins, and energies gently fall away. Experience a Breathwork & Movement Journey with Ceremony. Receive supportive guidance and hands-on Energy Healing. Circular breathwork through the mouth is an ancient tool for cleansing, rejuvenating and harmonizing Body - Mind - Heart - Spirit.

During this inspiring workshop:
·         EXPERIENCE a different state of BEing in which CLARITY—Clear Seeing, Knowing, Sensing—can flow more freely.
·         AWAKEN more Aliveness, Creativity, Connection, Wisdom and Love during a group breath journey to music while laying down comfortably while you RECEIVE guidance, and hands-on support and energy healing (approx. 90-min)
·         ILLUMINATE Truth and Peace while old toxins, thoughts, beliefs, pain and emotions gently fall away.
·         ENJOY playful movement to music to help Liberate Your Body, Spirit and Self-Expression.
·         LEARN simple tools to help dissipate stress, become more fully present, and empower your intentions.

Facilitator: Katherine Glasa

Cost: $50

GATHER IN POWER: Crystal Workshop with Reiki & Sound Meditation

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM PST

Bliss Fitness and Health
4268 Broadway
Oakland, CA

GATHER IN POWER: An Introductory Crystal Workshop, followed by a Sound Healing Meditation combined with individualized Reiki light-touch energy healing.

Have you ever wanted to know the healing nature and benefits of crystals? Bring your Stones and Crystals; Find out how crystal magic could work for you. Learn how to set intentions into stones & how to use your them for medicinal vibrational healing.

At this event, we will SET INTENTIONS in a seated meditation, RECEIVE information about the nature and benefits of crystals, PRACTICE new techniques with stones during Reiki + Sound Meditation, and SHARE your Crystals with other enthusiasts.

Bring: A crystal that calls to you and a pen + notebook.
**Mats and Blankets will be provided.

Embrace your full power intentions and the idea that crystal magic could work for you. Relax to receive the healing vibrations of Alchemy Singing Bowls, while supported by individualized Reiki light-touch healing energy.

REIKI promotes healing by channeling the gentle life force energy that flows through all living things using spiritually guided light-touch.

ALCHEMY SINGING BOWLS transform cellular alignment and brighten auras by transmitting metaphysical properties of their varied stones and metals through sound waves.

Facilitators: Dana Marie Richards & Nicola Buffa

Cost: $30

Women Rejuvenation Retreat

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 9 AM - 1 PM

Silicon Valley Wellness Center
1763 Falbrook Avenue,
San Jose, CA

Please join us for a lovely Sunday morning rejuvenation and healing ritual. Give your body, mind, and spirit a chance to reboot and cleanse. We will begin the morning with a meditation and sound healing, followed by sauna, hot tub, and cold plunge spa time.

Then we will have a sharing circle.

9:00- 9:30 Tea, juices, and snacks
9:30-9:45 Meditation with sound bowl
9:45- 10:15 Tibetan Rites Yoga (Fountain of youth)
10:15-11:45 Spa, sauna, hot tub social
11:45-1:00PM Rejuvenating Activities

Rejuvenating Activities:
- coffee enemas to detoxify the liver
-sacred touch therapy

Please bring a yoga mat, bathing suit (clothing optional). Please bring a vegetarian brunch dish to share.

Cost: $20

Sound Bath and Pranic Healing Meditation

Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Corinthian House
250 Budd Avenue
Campbell, CA

Are you ready to raise your vibration, open your heart and accept more love and abundance into your life?

Pranic Healer and Sound Healer Natalie Skyy will guide you through a unique 90-minute sound healing journey. While removing stress and tension this meditation experience will nourish your soul, revitalize, relax, rejuvenate and promote healing, health and well-being.

Mercury in retrograde provides us with the opportunity to re-examine various areas of our life which may need a little more work. Allowing us to finish projects, tie up loose ends and completely move forward so we can live the life we’ve dreamed of. We often have major breakthroughs during this time either intellectual, emotional or spiritual.

Please bring a blanket, yoga mat, pillows or anything else needed to make yourself comfortable while laying or sitting down for 90 minutes.

Experience this transformational sound immersion with sacred gongs, quartz crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, drums, chimes and many other instruments used to take you into a deep relaxed state. It brings the mind to a meditative state which allows us the opportunity to be centered and at peace.

Pranic Healing and Sound Healing sessions aid the mind, body, and soul in clearing out that which is blocking the natural flow of energy in our body, helping to restore our natural vitality and strength. The safe space created during each session allows individuals to start his or her own self-healing journey. Let the sounds wash away what no longer serves you as you set your intentions and manifest your desires. It’s time to open yourself to all of the blessings and miracles life has to offer!

Cost: $25

Saber Battle SF 2017

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 8 PM - 10 PM

601 Mission Bay Blvd N,
San Francisco, CA

Join us for a massive saber battle in San Francisco. Pick a side, good or evil and use a glowing sword to fight in the ultimate nocturnal showdown.

For every $10 ($5 early bird) you contribute we will reserve one glow sword for you. Each saber changes up to 6 colors, is about 3' long, and you will be able to pick them up or have them delivered.

This year's venue is an amazing new park and will feature food trucks, a licensed area, and music.

We will start to gather at 8:00, split into two sides a little after 9:00, and the battle will begin. Glow on!

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1-day Retreat: Yoga, Meditation, Reiki, Coaching & Reset before the Holidays

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST

2518 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702

This one-day immersive retreat will restore and revitalize your energy before the holidays!

Release any stress and get into ZEN before the Holidays. All Services are included and a Healthy Lunch is also included!
- Restorative Yoga (1-hour class, % of proceeds from your ticket going to feed the homeless in SF)
- Rich Healthy Lunch
- Release Bad Habits
- Renew your Confidence
- Reclaim your Power
- Remove Past Patterns
- Recorded Meditation
- Results Coaching
- Renew your Energy

Have fun creating a New Year Vision for 2018!

Cost: $100

Embrace the Light - SHAMATi 5th Night Hanukah Dance Concert

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM PST

JCC East Bay Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

Come join east-bay Jewgrassy Jam Band SHAMATi as we celebrate the release of our Chanukah Live CD - "Embrace the Light" - and celebrate the 5th night of Chanukah!!

With Isaac Zones, Nathaniel Markman, Craig Bravo Miller, Ben Bernstein, Jordan Feinstein and Byron Rynes turning the heat up — you’ll want to put your dancing shoes on and get ready to boogie - this is a party you don't want to miss!!

The first 54 tickets sold will be gifted with a free copy of "Embrace the Light".

Cost: $18

Coming Home to Ourselves: Compassion and Radical Self-Acceptance for Women

Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Shambhala Meditation Center
1231 Stevenson St,
San Francisco, CA

The most RADICAL (and revolutionary) thing a woman can do is accept herself!

In this daylong meditation retreat, for self-identified women of all ages, we will focus our meditation practice on cultivating Compassion and Radical Self-Acceptance. Together we will explore the fundamentals of mindfulness, loving kindness and compassion through sitting meditation, movement, relational and creative practices, and of course, connection with other women.

Our focus will be to open our hearts to ourselves and to get curious about what gets in our way of fully loving and accepting ourselves. We will explore new narratives and practice letting go of whatever is keeping you stuck in a cycle of not realizing or accepting your immeasurable value and beauty. You will learn new ways to relate to the critic in your mind, bringing compassion and care to the amazing woman you are!

Please join me for what is certain to be a heart opening a day of reflection, connection, rejuvenation and meditation.

Practices and activities will include:
-mindfulness practices
-Loving kindness and compassion practices
-counsel discussion
-mindful movement
-journaling and personal reflection
-dyad relational practices

Facilitator: Nichole Proffitt

Cost: $100 - $130 (sliding scale)

Mastery of Relationship

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM PST

The Loft
2501 Harrison St #15
San Francisco, CA

Join Erwan and Alicia Davon, experts in creating exceptional love and sex lives, as they spend this evening discussing cutting-edge material. Topics range from spirituality & psychology, to how to succeed in romantic relationship, to how to have a great sex life!

Cost: $15

Presence & Play: Meditation and Healing Through Improvisation

Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM

21020 Homestead Rd, Ste 2,
Cupertino, CA

Come join us in this evening of presence and play, using meditation and comedy improvisation to access our potential, embody the way we want to show up in the world, and release anything that keeps us from expressing our truth and fullness of who we are.

Comedy Improvisation is great for:
* Awakening your creative potential and expression
* Expanding and sharpening your mind
* Feeling alive, invigorated, and inspired
* Learning how to deeply listen, be fully present and aware of yourself and others, in the body, in action
* Rekindling our childlike spirit of play, fun, joy, freedom and imagination
* Releasing inhibition around self-expression, and letting go of the inner critic
* Increasing confidence and finding your unique voice
* Working together as a team, learning about acceptance and trust, learning how to relate authentically and skillfully, and how to co-create with others

Improv is transformative on its own, and when combined with meditation and intention setting in a safe, welcoming space, we can access deep realms of the subconscious for powerful healing to take place. We can release old beliefs, patterns, wounds, and trauma that are holding us back and keeping us stuck. We can let all this go through joy and ease, with laughter and creativity, in supportive community.

We want to use our mind in clear, efficient, and creative ways, instead of being weighed down by our thoughts, believing they control and define us. With meditation and improv, we come back to our center, remember our power, and learn to use the mind as a fantastic tool in creating boundlessly and joyfully. We also practice using our intuitive compass and allowing creativity to move through us more freely.

Facilitator: Michaela Clara

Cost: $10 - $20 (sliding scale)