SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Intimate Embrace Tango - Pre-Beginner Level Argentine Tango Dance: Free Workshop

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Studio Valencia
455-A Valencia Street (between 15th&16th St),
San Francisco, CA, 94110

Finding the Joy of Connection and Powerful Healing in this compassionate dance. Join award winning Teacher Sonja Riket in her signature workshop on the somatic approach to Argentine Tango. Using somatic exercises, we will explore our body's ability to listen and respond to another's presence in preparation for partner dancing. Guided by the music we will share the joy of communicating through simple Tango steps. No dance experience or partner necessary.

Special Instructions for Participants:
Please sign up well ahead of time; registered students will have priority when the workshop is full. Please come on time and attend the full workshop. Ring bell studio yoga/dance and wait to be buzzed in! No shoes necessary, socks or barefoot is fine.

Cost: Free

Anything but Clothes Dance in Lupin Lodge

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Lupin Lodge
20600 Alderwood Heights, 
Los Gatos, CA

Dance the night away in anything… but clothes. Create a costume from cardboard, bubble wrap, newspaper, trash bags, duct tape… or even a lampshade on your head. Of course, you may wear nothing at all, but this is a chance to use your imagination and get creative.

DJs: Tangerine and Moonbeam

Cost: $15 for a non-members evening pass (staring at 5 pm and including full use of pools, sauna, and other facilities), spend the entire day with us hiking trails, enjoying the pool, hot tub and sauna for $35, or stay overnight with us in a private yurt for $135.

Oakland Dance Festival 2017: Free Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12 PM - 8 PM

Jack London Square
Broadway at Embarcadero W,
Oakland, California 94607

FREE to the public. Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios and teachers to Jack London Square for one day of fabulous rhythm and fun. This festival will showcase a dazzling array of dance genres including jazz, ballet, modern, hip-hop, folkloric dance and more. From little ones to professional adults, dancers of all ages will perform and celebrate the power of dance. In addition to performances, this event will feature workshops, master classes, and more.

Cost: Free

Energetic Playshop with Monique Darling & Peter Petersen

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

Love Nest
1181 Harriet Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Join Monique Darling and Peter Petersen for a fun night of playing in the energetic field.

Would you like to expand the range of your ENERGETIC sexual experience?

Turn YOUR life into an orgasmic playground that doesn’t have to look anything like “sex”…

Sexual energy as a powerful force in our lives

Using pleasure to reset the central nervous system

Claim your right to sexual pleasure and passion

Learn to collect and harness energy and how to playfully move it through your body.

Learn to get in touch with your own energetic field, manipulate it, and turn it into a powerful source of connection and bliss.

Discover how and where to touch another to tune into, access, tease and play with their erotic energy, the energy of two people, or the energy of a entire group!

Tap into the energy of all 7 major chakra’s by yourself, with a partner, or in a group

Discover the differences in “taste” between energetic orgasms from chakra to chakra

We will also do a couple of chakra clearing meditations that will help your energy flow more freely.

Let us show you our tools, tips and tricks for unlocking your stuck sexual energy
AND of course be shown and get to play with my Infamous creation... the "Heart Penetration!"

Play with gender fluidity from the place that we are all "just energy" and we have both an energetic yoni and lingam and get to play with both :)

This workshop is Rated-PG13/R, will feature frank (and humorous!) language, fully-clothed demonstrations, and participation is not required. Please bring all your questions and a notebook!

Bring a partner, find a partner there, switch partners, or experience the course on your own. Many options will be offered to support each individual experience.

After we lead you through many fun exercises then we will open up a safe container to get to practice and play together.

Cost: $30 /per person pre-sale, or $35 at the door

Grief, Healing, and New Beginnings

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT

43 Topaz Way
San Francisco, CA 94131

Initiate this Spring with completion, clarity, and connection. In this process-oriented workshop you will consciously grieve, release, and heal with compassion and unconditional love in a safe space.

Grief shows up in many forms and for many reasons. The loss of a parent or caregiver, the loss of a child (including miscarriages), a divorce/breakup, a major life transition, the loss of a job, the loss of an identity, the death of a beloved pet, or even a challenging political situation.

Embrace your grief, bring it to the light, and growth and transformation will happen. Pain turns to praise, the wound turns to a blessing, the sorrow into strength, and depression into freedom!

Facilitator: Elisabeth Becker

Cost: $95

Blacklight Wars in San Jose

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Santa Clara Fairgrounds
344 Tully Rd
San Jose, CA 95111

Blacklight Wars has taken a dream of unbelievable, glowing fun and turned it into a reality. At Blacklight Wars, we have developed the world’s first neon-colored water glow battle that will allow you and your friends to have a once in a lifetime opportunity. Armed with Liquid Glow Water Balloons, Glow Soakers, and Glow Balls, you will drench an opposing team in Liquid Glow by bombarding them in a Glow Arena filled with more black lights than you’ve ever seen. When the war begins, participants have a chance to create a serious glow masterpiece. It’s like an epic water balloon fight, but even better—it glows in the dark!

This night of neon fun will include a booming DJ at the main stage, as well as vendors, food, drinks, and a party unlike any other.

Step 1
Get Registered!

Step 2
Wear a white shirt!

You can choose any white t-shirt or you can wear your awesome commemorative Blacklight Wars t-shirt that is given to you with your registration.

You must wear goggles while in the Glow Arena. Goggles will be available for purchase at the merchandise tent, or feel free to bring your own.

Have an epic Blacklight War!

Whether you choose to use our complimentary Liquid Glow Balls, available in the Glow Arena. Or, you can purchase Liquid Glow Water Balloons and Glow Soakers at the merchandise tent. Armed and ready to begin your Blacklight War, the DJ gives the green light to begin, that’s where the fun starts. Throw, shoot and bombard the other team with as much Liquid Glow as possible. Truly the world’s most exciting water fight!

Step 4

If we had to insert a step 4, it would be to enjoy every minute of this incredible event. When the Blacklight War is over, you will be glowing from head to toe under our black lights with Neon Liquid Glow!

Finished with your first Blacklight War? Well, stick around and head to the main stage. DJs will light up the night, have you dancing and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Cost: $20-$50

Dancing in the Park SF: Free Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Music Concourse
Music Concourse Drive,
San Francisco, California 94118

Dancing in the Park SF is Mark Foehringer Dance Project's annual outdoor dance event featuring dance companies from all around the San Francisco Bay Area.

Join us at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, between the DeYoung Museum and Academy of Sciences.

This year’s line-up includes: Axis Dance Company, PostBallet, Printz Dance Project, Kinetech Arts, Dance Theatre of San Francisco, The Anata Project, sjDANCEco, Tanya Bello’s Project. B. , Ktdavisdance, Fact/SF, burnsWORK, MFDP Ensemble, Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble, Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, Conservatory for Contemporary Dance Arts, SJSU University Dance Theater, San Francisco Ballet School Trainees, LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University, Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program, Folklorico Nacional Mexicano, Sambaxe, The New Ballet School, and works by Bay Area choreographers Katharine Hawthorne, Diane Frank, and Carly Lave.

Cost: Free

R/evolutionary R/elating: Creating Conscious Connection

April 28 –30, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Church of Soul
1550 5th St,
Oakland, California 94607

Let’s face it: We all yearn to give and receive love. We want richer relationships, deeper friendships, more closeness and community in our lives. We may sometimes even notice... in quiet moments… that we’re dogged by a nagging sense of loneliness, separateness.

And yet, when we look closely, we find that we, ourselves, are sabotaging the connection we want — with our own defensive conditioning, our old patterns of fear, dependency, and blame...
We find that we are hiding from each other, fighting with each other.

How are we to drop this old, rusty armor so that we may, at last, see each other clearly… hold each other closely?

You will learn and practice at this weekend workshop to:

– Heal close relationships, with full-body forgiveness
– Let go of shame, fear, attachment to approval
– Open-heartedly share yourself and support others to do so
– Be completely and compassionately honest
– Go beyond blame and use conflict creatively
– Ask for everything you want, expanding your ability to give & receive
– Create deeper love, connection & intimacy.

Facilitator: Taber Shadburne

Cost: Donations (recommended $200 - $600)

CNXN Dance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8 PM - 11 PM

The 418 Project
418 Front St,
Santa Cruz, California 95060

CNXN = Connection
Ecstatic Dance meets a Club meets a Festival – and they made a Beautiful Child.
We focus on dancing that gets you blissed out…
Creating a safe, connected social environment based on fun, love & respect…
And of course, cutting-edge dance music!

CNXN aims to bring all the best community & dance experiences into a single evening.

It’s a space where you can be free to be you...
...To hang with your favorite peeps and chill out
...To get down on the dance floor when you want
…To meet other high-level, creative people and create together

DISSØLV is a live sonic journey through the primal and sacred ritual of dance.
Seeded with Sacred Tuning Systems & Nature Soundscapes.
Conceived with Deep Bass & Tribal Drum.
Birthed with Live instrumentation.
We are committed to bringing you conscious, authentic vibrations to stimulate & elevate.

Cost: $10 online; $15 at the door

Tarot Tea Party in San Jose

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Local Color
27 South First St,
San Jose, California 95113

Join us for the New Moon in Taurus with Dreamcatcher Making, Oracle Card Readings, Crystal Meditation, letting go, intention setting, and of course tea, cookies, and other delicious goodies!

We'll start off dreamcatcher making with a crystal accompanied meditation to get us in the space for attracting the oracle message that we are meant to discover on this magical evening. You won't want to miss this journey, so come along for the ride!

Cost: $20