SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Slow Burn: Sexy Dance Fit Exploration

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PDT

Dogpatch Dance and Yoga
435 23rd Street
Suite 19 (2nd floor of SF Storage Building)
San Francisco, CA

Are you looking to move your body? Do you want to learn how to be sexy? Looking to take it slow and get fit while doing it? You've come to the right place!

Slow, simple, yet insanely sexy choreography is taught in the class as a guideline to your new exploration of movement and sensuality. Class starts with a warm up that includes cat walks and sexy moves.

Knee pads may be needed. Heels are encouraged, but no pressure. Come to feel comfortable.

Cost: $15

10th Annual San Francisco Salsa Festival

March 22 – 24, 2018 (Thursday – Saturday)

Park Central Hotel San Francisco
50 3rd St
San Francisco, CA

A weekend of world-class performances, dancing, competition and workshops with top salsa instructors.

Over the past 20 years we have traveled the globe, everywhere from Mexico to China, Korea, Japan, Canada, England, and Italy. We've had the opportunity to live abroad, teach workshops and shows, and experience an incredible life in the world salsa community.

Along the way, we have been to the most amazing salsa congresses and festivals. We've made many friends and met the most amazing dancers in the world. The social dancing, workshops, and shows have brought so much fun and joy to people. Nothing could have been possible without this beautiful dance we call salsa. Its presence attracts people and ties them firmly together.

"Life, my friends, is the art of getting together." Therefore, it is our honor and pleasure to organize another great salsa event here in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We want to thank all of our coordinators and volunteers for their hard work, and all of you for supporting our event. Let's enjoy this weekend as much as we can and continue to support our amazing salsa community here in the Bay Area.

Cost: Varies

California Pops Orchestra - Pops' Radio Music Hall

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3 PM to 6 PM

Flint Center
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd,
Cupertino, California 95014

California Pops Orchestra Presents Pops' Radio Music Hall Featuring the Pops Singers. Your favorite songs & dance music presented in a Radio Show Format.

Cost: $45

Breema: The Art of Being Present

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2 PM - 5 PM

The Center SF
548 Fillmore,
San Francisco, California

Breema is a body-centered, holistic approach to being present. It uses bodywork, movement exercises, and nine universal principles of harmony to connect body, mind and feelings. Practicing Breema supports vitality, health, and wholeness, and offers us tools we can use in every aspect of life to be more grounded, refreshed and nurtured. When we are present, we enjoy a more open-hearted and balanced relationship with ourselves, others, and all life.


Angela Porter
A staff instructor at the Breema Center, Angela travels internationally teaching Breema to therapists and other healing professionals. She specializes in holistic behavioral therapy—group, family, and individual counseling, and training for therapists—from the perspective of Breema.

Denise Berezonsky
Co-author of Self-Breema: Exercises for Harmonious Life, staff instructor at the Breema Center, and associate director of the Breema Clinic in Oakland, CA. Denise currently teaches throughout Northern California and in the Pacific Northwest.

Cost: $50

Clockwork Alchemy 2018

March 23 – 25, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)

Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport
1333 Bayshore Hwy,
Burlingame, California

Ah, the Age of Steam! The splendor and science! The opulence and adventure!

For one glorious weekend, the temporal rifts tying the San Francisco Bay Area in California, to a World That Might Have Been and indeed, to alternate worlds beyond, shall be opened for a grand meeting of minds and hearts. Join the adventure of Clockwork Alchemy at the Burlingame Hyatt Regency Hotel March 23–25, 2018.

All are welcome! Come steam explorers and mad scientists! Come naval officers and airship pirates! Come monster hunters and vampires! Even Dieselpunks, Edwardians, Neo-Victorians, Burners, and dandies! Be you a colorful rogue or a refined lord or lady, your destiny calls. Engineers, shovel in more coal; clockmakers, set your alarms; inventors, present your extravagant contraptions!

Some have said the pinnacle of a steampunk convention is its ball. Emperor Norton has made congenial arrangements for this time–traveling ball to feature all of the best dancing from Victorian times, the swing era, and an alternative today. On Saturday evening, Clockwork Alchemy will hold a ball of epic proportions with many hours of music and dancing!

Formal Dance

Saturday's festivities will commence with that most Victorian of institutions the formal dance. Our Master of Ceremonies will instruct the Clockwork Alchemy DJ to play all of your ballroom favorites. We hope you are ready to waltz! (Ballroom dance lessons are available earlier in the day.)

Diego’s Umbrella

Diego's Umbrella is a 5-piece Gypsy Rock band from San Francisco, CA. They combine violin, flamenco guitar and 3-part harmonies with modern rock sensibility and eastern European flavor. They have been performing for 12 years, toured nationally and internationally for 8 of those years and have garnered worldwide acclaim.

Lee Presson and the Nails

Lee Presson and the Nails (LPN) are an award–winning big band out of San Francisco. Led by the manic Lee Presson, LPN has been pounding out their peculiar brand of sinister swing since 1994. They are, if we are to take their word for it (perhaps not a safe choice in general, but we see no good reason not to in this case), the “wildest swing band in the Great 48!” They have been warmly embraced by the steampunk community despite their frequently expressed confusion as to why this might have occurred.

Cost: $100

Dance is Life with Gabriel Francisco

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street,
San Francisco, CA

As an International presenter, Gabriel Francisco has spent the last 16 years connecting, sharing and inspiring. 'Dance is Life' is a class style he created in 2014 that brings together his entire career of movement and communication to serve a purpose, Oneness. 'Dance is Life' is free of any traditional dance style, incredibly personal and very awakening. Leave all questions and fears behind and dive into this life changing course!

This class is dynamic zen, body/mind connection, human awareness, FREEstyle. Forging a bridge between sound and body, music and motion we are able to see, hear and feel more than ever before. Holistic movement inspired thought and a greater connection with our own individuality and connection to the Movement Universe is the future and link connecting the 'dancer' and the 'yogi', yourself and the Universe!

Cost: $20

Free Life Art Science Tech (LAST) Festival

March 23 -24, 2018 (Friday – Saturday)

SLAC National Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025

You have a unique chance to attend the 5th Life Art Science Tech Festival (LAST festival) on March 23-24, 2018 at the prestigious SLAC National Laboratory of Stanford University. 

The L.A.S.T. festival presents interactive multimedia art installations, inspirational talks by luminaries on cutting-edge technology and science, and interdisciplinary panels on how technology and science impact society. 

Festival's speakers will explore the impact on society of the new technology and science:
Can we create life in the laboratory?
Can A.I. surpass human intelligence?
Will human brains be "augmented" with a chip?
How far can biomedicine extend life?
Is each child an A.I.?
Can a machine make art? Can it win a Nobel Prize?
What will virtual worlds do to our real world?
Is Silicon Valley the modern Frankenstein laboratory?
Will gene editing create a super-human species?
Will robots rule the world?
Can we hack consciousness? 

Cost: Free

ThetaHealing Basic DNA Course

March 23 – 25, 2018 (Friday – Sunday)

San Jose Healing Clinic
1270 Winchester, #136
San Jose, CA 95128

Learn how to develop your intuitive abilities, clear the limiting beliefs that hold you back in life, love and career so you can shift your consciousness at an accelerated rate and step into life purpose and experience more fulfillment.

Join us for this powerful three-day workshop that will change the way you see everything!

The ThetaHealing technique is a powerful meditation technique and energy healing modality that utilizes a theta brain wave to identify and change limiting beliefs and replace them with empowering ones allowing us to gain greater awareness and shift aspects of our life easily instead of taking years.

Topics include the following:

- How to access and connect to source energy/the quantum field through a simple meditation using the theta brainwave
- How to identify limiting subconscious beliefs in the mind, clear them and replace them with empowering ones at the cellular level to change DNA (epigenetics)
- How to witness a healing and shift take place in the body
- How to create new feelings at a cellular level allowing for the creation of new neuroreceptors
- How to perform an intuitive reading and scan the body utilizing remote viewing
- The power of thought
- An introduction to the 'digging' process of uncovering subconscious root beliefs
- An introduction to working with subconscious fear clearing it (The main blocks that subconsciously keeps people from manifesting their desires).
- How to read a possible future
- How to manifest utilizing a theta brain wave (80-90% effective)
- How to connect with guardian angels
-Activation and alignment of psychic senses and spiritual DNA be able to hold a theta state and raise your energetic vibration.

Facilitator: Tanya Gabriele

Cost: $549

What Makes You – Actually You?

Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Breathe Holistic Health
900 N San Antonio Road, Suite 101
Los Altos, CA

What makes up our personality? Why does one person respond differently than another in the same situation? What happens when the code that makes us breaks down?

You are invited to an intimate evening of self-exploration and gaining an understanding about potential paths to personal transformation. We will explore how beliefs about ourselves and the world are formed and how they determine the way we go about life. We will take a dive into some basic mindfulness techniques and look at how mindfulness can help facilitate changes in age-old habits and patterns. Should be interesting and fun. Join us.

Facilitator: Shay Barak

Cost: $10

Buddhist Tantra and Ananda Marga Yoga Tantra

Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Ananda Marga Yoga Meditation
27160 Moody Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

Two Modern Schools of Tantra - Tibetan Buddhism and Ananda Marga

A Conversation between Dada Nabhaniilananda and Dr. Patrick Bangert

In 2017 the two of us discussed this topic and filmed it. (here's the link https://youtu.be/Yf94IzSSOco)

Now, by popular demand we are returning to explore the subject matter more deeply.

The ancient science of Tantra is perhaps the world's most misunderstood spiritual tradition. Popular myth mistakes Tantra for an erotic cult or a form of black magic. The truth is not quite this glamorous, but it is actually far more useful and interesting for Tantra is the original source of yoga, mantra, Taoism, Ayurveda, yantra, chakras, kundalinii, prana and meditation itself.

Tibetan Buddhism is the largest present-day school of Tantra. Ananda Marga, founded by Shrii Shrii Anandamurti in 1955, is a modern revival of Tantra Yoga.

As per Dada Nabhaniilananda: 

Dr Bangert has a unique experience of both paths. I met Patrick 20 years ago when he was an 18-year-old physics student at the University College of London. He was already practising Buddhist meditation having started at the age of 12 when he learned martial arts. He learned Ananda Marga meditation and practiced with us for the next 5 years, after which we lost contact as he moved to Germany to study machine learning and mathematics.

Recently I was delighted to reconnect with Patrick when he moved to the SF Bay Area. He told me that after completing his PHD he became active in Tibetan Buddhism, taking a Master’s degree in Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology from the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi. Then he completed a four-year degree in the Lamrim (graded stage of the path) from Sera Jey Monastic University with HH the Dalai Lama as principal teacher. As a native German, he has acted as interpreter for several Lamas in Germany and Austria.

Our first discussion regarding the similarities and differences between these two great spiritual traditions was so well received that we decided to create a series of conversations exploring this fascinating topic more deeply. I eagerly looking forward to this continuation of that conversation.


·         2:00 Arrival and Introductions
·         2:30 Tibetan Buddhism and Ananda Marga - A conversation between Dada Nabhaniilananda and Dr. Patrick Bangert
·         3:30 Break
·         3:40 Chanting and Meditation led by Dada Nabhaniilananda
·         4:30 Socializing
·         5:00 End

Cost: $30