SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

George Cole and EUROCANA: Jazz Manouche, Uptown Swing, French Chanson

Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

George Cole and EUROCANA fill it to the brim with unforgettable music featuring three-part harmonies delivered by top-tier vocalists and amazing instrumental virtuosity. Influenced by Django Reinhardt, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, and French chanson, the group swings with infectious joy, bringing audiences to their feet the old fashioned way.

George Cole – guitar, vocals
Kaeli Earle – upright bass, vocals
Madeline Tasquin – vocals, guitar, percussion

San Francisco native George Cole brings an expertise to his guitar playing and singing that is filtered through rock and roll, jazz manouche, and all things American. A BAMMIE award winner, Cole plays guitar for the David Grisman Quintet and was a guitar teacher/mentor to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day.

Kaeli Earle is a singer and bass player from Bellingham, WA, and a graduate of Berklee College of Music. She loves coming to the Bay to gig and play shows, inciting crowds with her high energy. Her music is a mix of jazz, rock, pop, and soul.

Madeline Tasquin is a Canadian-Californian songcrafter who weaves between jazz folk to soul ballads in odd meters, to playful harmonic pop to delicately dark musical fairy tales, delivering it all with a stage presence that radiates joy.

Cost: $15 - $20

Tantra Basics

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 7 PM - 10 PM

East Bay Community Space
507 55th street,
Oakland, California

Are you looking to bring more intention into your romantic connections?
Wouldn't it be amazing to have a safe, respectful space to explore desire and intimacy?
Are you ready to integrate your sensuality into your path of embodiment?
Have you heard about Tantra and are you curious to learn more?

What is Tantra?

Tantra is the path of embracing and celebrating all that life has to offer. It's the path of becoming whole through our bodies. With these practices, we tune into the energy of our bodies and channel it for awakening and healing. We'll show you how to express your desires in a way that's honest, honoring, and fun! 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: Matt Sturm and Leslie Grace

Cost: $30

Red Edition: Sacred Kink Immersion

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave
Oakland, CA

This is an experiential event that weaves together Tantra and kink in a safe, structured environment.

Experience exquisite surrender... the thrum of power and energy coursing through you as you take someone (or are taken) right up to the edge... the dance of pleasure and sensation, dominance and submission, primal passion and divine union.

The Red Edition of this event has less restrictive boundaries around nudity and sexuality. Nudity, sensual, and sexual touch are optional at this event—but if you'd like to play in that playground, you can explore those options with one or more partners. (All touch is negotiated between participants.)

Come ready to explore breathwork, waking up the energetic body through the meridians and directed chakra touch, "painting" with different types of sensation, primal play exercises, using impact play and other rhythmic, intense forms of stimulation to achieve trance states, energetic sex, tying up/restraints, erotic ritual body worship, sensory deprivation, and other forms of sensation and power play.

We’ll demonstrate how BDSM can help you create powerful, connective experiences of sacred sexuality, and how Tantric principles and practices can take your kinky encounters to new heights.

What to Expect

We'll begin with powerful boundary-setting practices to create a safe container of conscious communication and sacred intent, so that you can truly surrender to your inner sense of play, reverence, and wonder. Then, you will go on a journey of power and sensuality, through the heart of connection culminating in a state of ecstatic bliss.

Alex will be leading you through paired and triad exercises such as erotic feeding, sensation play, touching for YOUR pleasure, sound bath, tease and denial… and so much more. Learn how empowering it can be to really ask (or beg!) for exactly the touch you would like. Experience the powerful, sacred gift of surrender—and of holding another’s complete trust.

Fixed binaries are purely optional in this fluid space; you'll have the opportunity to explore dominant, submissive, and switchy roles in whatever gender and orientation configurations most appeal to you. You can stay with the same partner(s) throughout the evening or mingle as you like.
·        Wear comfortable clothes; fetish attire is welcome, as long as you're discreetly attired as you enter and exit.
·        The entire event is guided and you are very held in this arena. You have the ability to set limits and negotiate the touch you give/receive.
·        You're welcome to bring your favorite toys/gear to add to your experience during the free play time toward the end of the event.
·         Doors open at 12:30. Doors will be locked at 1:00 PM to create a sacred container where we are all on the same page.

This event is a mind-, body-, and heart-blowing experience honoring the divinity within us by simply bringing our senses into action.

This will be a very chill, fun, playful event where sex and nudity will most likely occur. Come relax. Come smooch. Come play. Come watch. (You know us: voyeurism is participation!)

All genders, bodies, races, and orientations welcome. 18+. Come as you are and have a great time!

Facilitator: Alex S. Morgan

Cost: $40/individual, $70/pair

CoLab Campout

June 26, 2018 – July 1, 2018 (Tuesday – Sunday)

30105 McCourtney Rd,
Wheatland, CA

CoLab Campout! In partnership with Lucid University, there will be 6 magical days of co-creation.

The concept of CoLab Campout is to take collaboration & village building to a new level. Together we will experience Outer Work like cobb building & creative upcycled environment building, some deep Inner Work, collective Transformation & Celebration through music, dance, and water play! We are building a NEW way to create life. We will collectively learn and be activated through amazing hands-on workshops, and entertained by an amazing line up of musicians & artists that will be sure to move you, inspire us and bring more value to your life!

Together we will continue to build the next phase of the Heartland eco-village retreat of magic and mystery while building new skills and forging new friendships.​

Cost: $160 - $320

SJ Zen Den with Silicon Valley Wellness: Free Program

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4 PM - 8 PM

St James Park
North Second Street,
San Jose, California

Conscious San Jose and Viva Parks Downtown is proud to present FREE programs all summer long!

Join us for the Summer in St. James Park at the SJ Zen Den, a pop-up urban sanctuary in downtown SJ to serve as a space for pause, deep breathes, meditation, community gathering, yoga, art, music, and more.

Your BTC Zen Den guide Rashmi will be present to provide guided pauses to meditate, stretch, de-stress, and engage in some mindful conversations with like-minded commUnity!

At this Zen Den, we will have Silicon Valley Wellness Center who will guide us through a meditation, sound healing/music , and art therapy!

Cost: Free

The Sacred Sound Meditation in San Jose

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:00PM to 7:30PM

Center for Spiritual Living
1195 Clark Street,
San Jose, CA

David DiLullo hosts an evening of sound healing music and guided meditation to vocalist Heather Houston, mutli-instrumentalist Todd Boston, the Yala Lati Women's Choir and pianist Troy Arnett. Tickets are available below.

Sound meditation is a very accessible and highly effective form of meditation for bringing clearing, balancing and harmonization to the body and mind.

Seating is in comfortable chairs. There is sufficient parking but carpooling is recommended. No food or drink is permitted in the sanctuary. YOU WON'T RECEIVE A PRINTED TICKET since we will have will call ticket for you at the door. Spiritual themes will be referred to, but we have no affiliation with any particular church or religion.

Ages 18+ only.

Cost: $20

International Yoga Day in San Francisco: Free Admission

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 9:00 AM – 1:15 PM PDT

Cathedral Of Saint Mary
1111 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

We invite you to experience the 4th annual International Day of Yoga, a free event celebrating the healing and transformative power of Yoga. Join us as experts from all over the Bay Area teach various yoga and meditation practices to facilitate health, harmony, and higher levels of consciousness.

8:30am Doors Open
9am Yoga for Success
10:15am Aumkar Initiation
11:30am Isha Kriya
12:30pm Food
1:15pm close

Cost: Free

Journey of the Summer Solstice - Holding the Light

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Community of Infinite Spirit
1540 Hicks Ave,
San Jose, California

Together we will celebrate the unconquerable sun as we create sacred space to honor this longest day and embark on a journey to Hold the Light. We will contemplate the mysteries of the heavens, indulge in the rhythms of tribal drums, create a talisman of affirmation, and align ourselves with the planetary vibration of crystal bowls.

Our Sacred Ritual Leader Lily Stevenin, LVN, Certified Practitioner of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Lily has a special evening planned for us to hold the light of the Summer Solstice through sacred ritual.

Edwin Simon, an artist, and a master of the crystal bowls shall be supporting our journey of the Summer Solstice with playing of the crystal bowls.

Cost: $15/ single, or 2 for $20

Annual Soul & Sunshine Half Day Yoga Retreat

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

San Jose, CA

Take the time to treat yourself to a vibrant afternoon that’s all about you! Join Jovanna and Christine for a perfectly timed escape nurturing your mind + body + soul through movement, stillness and delicious food. We'll start the beautiful afternoon with an invigorating yoga practice to open the energy centers, followed by a relaxing flow of gentle, calming restorative poses. Connecting to yourself, nature, and other likeminded souls, you will leave feeling refreshed and renewed!

Intention Setting + Mindful Breathing
Soul Vinyasa Flow
Restorative Yoga
Self-Reflection + Journaling
Includes a healthy lunch, snacks and water + tea.
Essential oils will be offered to provide a unique sensory experience.

Space is limited to 12 people. So, don't delay, secure your spot today!

Suitable for all. No yoga experience required as the movement practiced will be slow, gentle and mindful.

Facilitators: Christine Pham & Jovanna Perez Lydon

Cost: $99 - $109

Speakeasy: Prohibition Party

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Morgan Hill Historical Society
17860 Monterey St,
Morgan Hill, California

Join us for an annual evening of naughty fun at Villa Mira Monte. Experience the Hiram Morgan Hill House as we transform it into an old-fashioned speakeasy from Prohibition era. Custom cocktails, food, dancing to 1910s - 1930s themed music by professional recording artist, Janet Klein & Her Parlour Boys and professional dance instruction by Arthur Murray Dance. Fabulous raffle and silent auction prices and more surprises too. Entry by secret password only. Must be 21 and up to attend with valid government issued photo ID present.

Villa Mira Monte which is the historic property that was once the country home of Hiram Morgan Hill and his wife, Diana Murphy Hill. The Hiram Morgan Hill House was built in 1884 and has been preserved with the honor of being listed in the National Register of Historic Places. We turn this house into a secret Speakeasy from Prohibition.

Recording artist, Janet Klein & Her Parlour Boys will perform live while Arthur Murray Dance owners and students will lead 1910s and 1930s dancing and instruction.

Additional features of the party:
·         Complimentary portraits in front of a Prohibition era restored car
·         Card table (no money exchanged) gambling
·         Food
·         Prohibition era cocktails
·         And other surprises

Cost: $80