SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Free Workshop: Deepening Intimacy

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

114 Los Altos Court,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Join this mini workshop, and discover a beautiful, growing community of HAI, dedicated to bringing more love to our planet, one human being at a time — whatever your color, ethnicity, age, body size, ability, religion, spiritual practice or none, gender or sexual orientation.

It’s two hours of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming, safe and supportive environment, where you’ll get a clear sense of our weekend workshops — deeply powerful, personal growth experiences that begin with Love Is A Miracle (Level 1).

During your mini workshop, as with all our weekend workshops — created for singles and couples alike — you’re always 100% at choice. Every aspect of HAI is created for you to grow and thrive, which includes having your personal boundaries honored.

So open your heart and get ready to:
- Enhance your capacity to love and be loved
- Speak your truth and be fully supported
- Broaden your listening skills
- Take risks / push your edges a bit
- Deepen your empathy and compassion
- Question societal beliefs and conditioning
- Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, inclusive space where we welcome all adults

Cost: Free

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Routine: Dance Workshop (W37)

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Li's Wushu Academy
10268 Bandley Dr, Ste 107-B,
Cupertino, CA 95014

Progressive muscular relaxation, or PMR, is useful for relaxing your body when your muscles are tense.

The idea behind PMR is that you tense up a group of muscles, so that they're tightly contracted. Hold them in a state of extreme tension for a few seconds, and then relax the muscles normally. Then, consciously relax your muscles even more. This process of moving from intense tension to deep muscular relaxation helps interrupt your body's fight-or-flight response when you're experiencing fear or stress. Throughout this exercise you may visualize the muscles tensing and a wave of relaxation flowing over them as you release that tension.

Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the episodes, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- All ages and physical capabilities are welcome. You choose you own level of participation and involvement.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a wave” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT

Cost: Recommended donation $15 (cash, at the door).

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Free Workshop-Learn to Heal your Physical & Emotional Pain

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

226 Edelen Ave,
Los Gatos, CA

This Workshop will teach you to:
1. Use a simple and powerful technique to transform and heal the thoughts, beliefs, emotions, traumas, and experiences that are contributing to your pain and undesirable results and preventing you from obtaining happiness, success, health, and well-being.
2. Access your intuition to identify the unconscious limiting beliefs and emotions contributing to the issues to be healed.
3. Manifest your heart's desires. 

Results from Healing Sessions:
*Eliminate stress, anger, fear, resentment, depression, and hurt
*Eliminate physical & emotional pain
*Remove blocks and limiting beliefs
*Heal injuries, diseases, and trauma
*Create success, well-being, and happiness
*Heal & attract healthy relationships
*Learn to love and forgive yourself and others unconditionally
*Enhance your intuition
*Create what you want in your life

Facilitator: Laura Quirke

Cost: Free

Tantra Basics Workshop

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

East Bay Community Space
507 55th St.
Oakland, CA

Tantra is the spiritual path of awakening and becoming whole through the practice of bringing awareness into your body and embracing all that life has to offer. Through this practice, tune into the energy of your body and your partner and channel it for awakening and healing. As a Tantrika, you will learn to harness your bliss as fuel for spiritual growth.

During this workshop, you will:
·         Learn the basic history, theory, and practice of Tantra
·         Experience Tantric meditation and breath-work
·         Connect to your chakras and tune into to your subtle energy
·         Through the practice of Transfiguration, see the divine in yourself and your partner
·         Embody the Divine Masculine and Feminine
·         Explore partner exercises to share conscious touch, cultivate intimacy, and share energy

This is a fully clothed event, perfect for beginners. You are welcome to participate at exactly the level that feels right for you. Open to singles, couples, triads, etc... and people of all genders.

Facilitators: Leslie Grace and Matt Sturm

Cost: $25

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Clarity Breathwork and Movement Journey

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM PDT

Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Experience PeaceJoyinspiration and Connection while pain and tension melt away with a group Breathwork Journey. Circular breathwork through the mouth is an ancient and sacred tool for cleansing, rejuvenating, and harmonizing body-mind-heart-spirit.

·         Work with the power of intention.
·         Awaken more Aliveness, Wellness, Creativity, Wisdom and Love during a powerfully healing 75-min group breath journey while laying down comfortably, with music, guidance, and hands-on support.
·         Enjoy inspiring movement dancing to music before/after the breath jouney to Liberate Your Body & Spirit.
·         Illuminate Truth, Peace, Love, Joy and Wellbeing while old toxins, thoughts, beliefs, pain and emotions gently fall away.
·         Experience an altered state of consciousness where Clarity—clear seeing, knowing, sensing—can flow more freely.

Facilitator: Katherine Glasa

Cost: $35 - $45.

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IntraHealth Holistic Healing and Wellness Faire

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

21020 Homestead Rd., Suite 2,
Cupertino, 95014, CA

Free 10-minute sessions in:

Pain-Relief & Prevention: Physical Therapy and Chiropractic: Petra Eggert, DC, PT, Doctor of Chiropractic and Physical Therapist

Intuitive Body Scan: Helene Rothschild, MS, MA, LMFT, Holistic, Intuitive Counselor

Chinese Pulse / Tongue Diagnosis or Nutritional Response Training: Marie Jacobson, LAc, NTP, Licensed Acupuncturist / Herbalist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Yoga Consultation: Coco Pastizzo, RYT Certified Yoga Teacher

Reiki Healing: Sean Simic, Master Reiki Teacher

A Gift of Clarity – Learn of your amazing abilities: Q&A with Brian Rainie, Intuitive Methodologies

Chakra Assessment: Ritika Rose OTR /L; CLC, Mind Body Spiritual Awareness Coaching/Healing

Cost: $10 (suggested donations)

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Chakra Workshop: Clearing and Balancing Chakras on yourself & others

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT

Nataqua House
220 Nataqua Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044

Building on the essentials of Energy Medicine, learn about Chakra Clearing. Balance your own chakras as you clear out old, stagnant energy to bring in vibrant, new energy. Receive training on how to balance others’ chakras. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or massage table.

Cost: $40

Cuddle Party in Santa Clara

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:30-6:30 PM

351 Lowell Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051

A Cuddle Party is: A structured, safe workshop on boundaries, communication, intimacy and affection. A drug and alcohol-free way to meet fascinating people in a relaxing environment. A laboratory where you can experiment with what makes you feel safe and feel good.

This playful, fun workshop has been a place for people to rediscover non-sexual touch and affection, a space to reframe assumptions about men and women, and a great networking event to meet new friends, roommates, business partners and significant others.

Can Cuddle Party restore your faith in humanity? It just might. But at the very least, you’ll have a great time, and leave feeling relaxed and inspired.

Facilitator: Yvonne Shevnin

Cost: $40 per person / $60 per couple / $10 Students

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Holy Fire Reiki Healing Night - Open to All!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Reiki Energy Healing
174 S. Main Street,
Milpitas, California 95035

You are invited to attend Reiki Healing Night which includes:

- A brief introduction to Reiki
- Stories about how Reiki has impacted others
- A healing attunement
- Snacks & refreshments

Leave feeling refreshed and energized and share your experiences with like-minded folks in a friendly, comfortable and welcoming environment.

Reiki is a form of energy healing that can help alleviate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress. It is a way to ‘tune-up’ your energy to its healthiest state allowing for healing to take place.

Cost: $25 suggested donation

Spring Equinox ~ Singing Bowl Meditation

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Sophia Center for Wellness
2100 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 3
Campbell, California 95008

Join Spirit Medium Marie Katherine as she hosts a Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation at The Sophia Center for Wellness in Campbell on the 25th of March at 5 pm.

Celebrating Spring Equinox 2017 as we focus on opening our hearts to a new season.

Cost: $11

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