SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Kyle Rowland Blues Band: Free Concert


Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 6 PM - 8 PM

Stafford Park
2100 Hopkins Ave,
Redwood City, California



“Blues harmonica player of the year” and “Blues New Artist of The Year” in 2009 from the West Coast Blues Hall of Fame, Kyle Rowland, has been dominating the stage since the tender age of 10 years old. The Kyle Rowland Blues Band dishes out a sauté of boisterous Chicago and swampy Texas blues with a pinch of West Coast swing. Danceable and listenable, this show will have you wanting more with your toes tapping into the next morning.

Cost: Free


The Lyratones in Santa Clara: Free Concert


Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 2:30 PM - 4 PM

Santa Clara Central Park
909 Kiely Blvd,
Santa Clara, California


The LyraTones are an exciting 17-piece Ballroom dance orchestra that specializes in reproducing the sounds of the great dance bands. This band has delighted dancers all over the Bay Area for over 30 years with its danceable beat. The extensive playbook includes authentic versions of the famous arrangements of the Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Harry James and Ted Heath orchestras, played just the way you remember them—plus a wide variety of Latin Ballroom styles including Rhumbas, Cha Chas, Tangos, Sambas, Waltzes and more.

Cost: Free


Energy Healing and Conscious Living Workshop


Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT

Center For Creative Living
1460 Koll Circle
## C
San Jose, CA 95112


Ashok and Jayashree will share with you tried and tested energy based techniques for recharging and cleansing your physical, emotional and mental being. Understanding patterns of energy and Energy Wisdom will enhance all areas of your lives. They will explore energy wisdom to avoid common pitfalls in your relationships and parenting. We often get in relationship entanglements in our relationships with each other. Learn to recognize energy patterns and develop healthy relationships.

Ashok and Jayashree are the co-founders of Pragya Living Wisdom Centre and Creative School in Bangalore India, which they started 8 years ago. They lead a conscious community of over 125 families, including 175 children - practicing sustainable living, energy healing, spiritual wisdom, compassionate communication and conscious parenting. Together, with a dedicated team, they have systematically worked to bring consciousness in all areas of life.

This interactive workshop offers an immersion into simple yet powerful energy-based solutions for conscious living.

·         Energy Healing
·         The 5 Elements
·         Emotional Detox & Removing Stress
·         Recharging with Cosmic Energy
·         Relationship Wisdom - Removing Energy Entanglements
·         Parenting Wisdom & Working with Children

Cost: $95 - $125


Navigating Ethical Non-Monogamy


Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

Oakland, CA


Curious about exploring ethical non-monogamy but unsure where to start? There are so many different kinds of relationship structures and styles, how do you know which will work for you? Exploring non-monogamy can feel overwhelming and downright terrifying, but with the proper preparation and support, it can be exciting and empowering!

In this experiential workshop, sexual empowerment coach and educator Dr. Alison Ash will help you:
·         Learn about the many kinds of ethical non-monogamy, including polyamory, open-relationships, swinging, and polyfidelity.
·         Explore your values to determine which relationship styles will work for you and your partner(s)
·         Discover how to find and date poly-friendly people
·         Examine the most common pitfalls of non-monogamous relationships and how to avoid them
·         Gain concrete tips that will help your relationship(s) survive and thrive

You don’t have to navigate this tricky terrain alone. With these resources, suggestions, and tools you’ll receive the support you need to explore ethical non-monogamy with greater clarity and ease!

Cost: $20 - $40


Ecstatic Dance Celebrates Oakland: Free Admission!


Friday, July 20, 2018 at 8 PM - 12 AM

Impact Hub Oakland
2323 Broadway,
Oakland, California


Starting at 8pm at the Impact Hub Oakland, dance to DJ Celeste with her dueling youth DJ's, then move to award winning producer DJ ALIA's beats from 10pm to midnight. Ecstatic Dance is all about having fun moving your body in a sober environment. No prior dance experience necessary.

This collaboration is a chance for the vibrant Ecstatic Dance community to share their love of dance with other Oakland communities, exploring diversity and modeling inclusion in the dance space.

Come prepared to dance, or to hang out in the chill space and celebrate Oakland and deepen in community together.

No charge. Donations at the door to Be Well Oakland will be welcome.


Carnival of Cultures in Cupertino


Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11 AM - 6 PM

19419 Stevens Creek Blvd,
Cupertino, CA 95014


Carnival of Cultures is the Bay Area's premier festival showcasing the diversity of our resident community.

The delicious array of food representing the different cultures that make up the SF Bay Area is complemented by music, dance, shopping and exciting activities for the entire family. Visit the world without getting on a plane or going on a road trip! The festival will represent the variety of food, music, art and merchandise from each culture.

Enjoy live contemporary music and dance performances and get to know fellow Bay Area residents.

Cost: Entry to the festival is FREE. Parking is FREE.


Presence in Motion: Tango & Focusing


July 21 -22, 2018 (Saturday – Sunday)

La Pista Tango School
3450 3rd Street
#5H
San Francisco, CA 94124


Do you drive yourself crazy by criticizing yourself constantly?

Would you like to be more calm and confident?

Are you are tired of feeling like you have two left feet?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!

This fun and interactive 2-day workshop is an introduction to the basics of Inner Relationship Focusing, a mind/body awareness method which helps you HEAL THE INNER CRITIC and BECOME MORE CALM AND CONFIDENT. It's also an introduction to Argentine tango, which is simply walking in an embrace like in the photo above. If you can walk, you can do tango. We use tango as a vehicle to practice being FULLY in your own body while connecting with another. Tango and Focusing both show us how to live our lives better.

Designed for people with no dance experience, this workshop is a powerful way to become more PRESENT to yourself and others. This is NOT a typical dance class about just learning steps or technique. It IS a great way for people who would like to dance but feel they have two left feet to get comfortable with dancing.

NO PARTNER NEEDED. Singles and couples are welcome.

Facilitators: Lucinda Hayden and Tom Lewis

Cost: $247


Yoga & Psychedelics: Pathways to Primary Spiritual Experience


Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA


  • Have you experienced a profound awakening, dissolution, or feeling of interconnection through psychedelics?
  • Are you looking for more tools to actively explore the realms of consciousness and awareness?
  • Are you ready for practices to integrate your peak experiences into everyday life, and to prepare yourself for future ones?


BACKGROUND

With attention to set and setting, psychedelic journeys consistently induce states of Primary Religious Experience. Coined by William James, the term refers to mystical experiences that profoundly impact our understanding of self and reality. While psychedelic peak experiences are transitory, they show us what is possible for our lives and at some point, along the path, we look for tools to integrate these experiences and ground them into everyday life.

Far beyond the fitness modality taught in studios today, classical yoga is a path for spiritual realization where the vehicle is our body. Through a system of postures, breathwork, and meditation practices, yoga purifies the body and mind for the attainment of samadhi or bliss. Yoga provides a framework to purify the body in preparation to hold higher levels of energy and awareness, for example during psychedelic journeys. Yoga's practices comprise a time-honored pathway to embody these states of primary spiritual experience, and ultimately awakening in a sustainable, lasting way.

DESCRIPTION

In this experiential workshop, we will discuss primary spiritual experiences, what they are, why they matter, and where we find them. We'll share about the use of psychedelics as medicine for awakening, the importance of set and setting, and the "down and into the body" vs "up and out" approaches to journeying.

You'll learn how yoga can purify the body and prepare us to hold more intense energies, and how these practices can support psychedelic journeys. We'll discuss the yogic pathway to realization, both through kundalini rising and Patanjali's eightfold path to samadhi.

The second half of the workshop will be guided yoga asana (postures), pranayama (breathwork), and meditation drawn from classical yogic and tantric teachings. This will give you the experience of yoga, not as an exercise, but as a spiritual practice.

Facilitator: Matt Sturm

Cost: $30


Spirit X: Spirituality for the 21st Century - 5 Day Retreat with Anandamali


July 19 - 23, 2018 (Thursday – Monday)

Mount Madonna Center
445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076


Join Anandamali and his team as they help you design your spiritual life for the 21st century.

Spirit X is Anandamali’s teaching that blends the best from wisdom traditions (meditation, contemplation, awakening, reverence for nature, etc.) with the best from the legacies of the modern world (science, technology, philosophy, culture, etc.) and contains various modules.

In this retreat practices and modules include: silence, meditation, satsang, healing, communing with nature (redwoods, ocean), relating to others and neurofeedback.

The retreat will be held at beautiful Mount Madonna Center (www.mountmadonna.org), a spiritual retreat center nestled in the redwood forest of the Santa Cruz mountains, overlooking Monterey Bay, California. We will stay in the seminar house, a retreat house specially design to support deep spiritual practice.

There are several prices for the retreat depending on your lodging preference.

Cost: $1,100 - $1,300


1st Annual Ecstatic Dance NorCal Campout!


July 19 – 22, 2018 (Thursday – Sunday)

12378 Boonville Rd,
Boonville, CA


Celebrating 10 Years of Music, Movement, and Community of Ecstatic Dance in Oakland, we are having a Camping Adventure in a Beautiful Mountain Valley in Mendocino County.

There will be Camping, Glamping, and Indoor Rooms and Beds available. Tickets will be available soon. Though they are limited, so check back here for the ticket link.

We will have an Ecstatic Dance every day (morning or night) under an outdoor tent with padded floor, All Meals are Provided For You (all are Vegan & Gluten Free), Swimming in a Spring Fed Pond, Yoga, Doubles Yoga, Chi Gong, Massage Class, Campfires, Silent Disco, Storytelling, etc. etc.

All Proceeds from this event will go directly to funding a Free Outdoor Dance at Lake Merritt in Oakland this Summer.

Cost: $297 - $547