SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Free SoFA Street Fair FALL Edition 2017

Sunday, October 26, 2017 at 2 PM - 9 PM

South First Street Downtown San Jose
San Jose, California 95113


The SoFA Street Fair is San Jose's musical mecca for local live bands and DJs. Over 100 performances on 16 stages in 3 blocks - for 1 day only.

FREE! ALL AGES! and there's SOFAS!

For anyone who loves music, and wants to make a day of it, we have the stuff. 4 outdoor stages, 12 indoor venues, and live wrestling - PLUS craft beer, gourmet food trucks, and cool street vendors.

Support local music by spreading the word about SoFA Street Fair and share this event wth friends. YES, it's still FREE.

Here is the updated schedule: https://sofafall2017.sched.com/

Cost: Free


Digital Sound Journey in Los Altos

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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


Zorg's “Digital Sound Journeys” bring together one of the oldest instruments, the didjeridoo, with modern digital technology that enables us to hear the instrument almost as if we were inside it! Participants completely relax and are immersed in the deep sounds of the didjeridoo, which transforms breath into music. In the words of Berthold Auerbach, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Zorg has a lifelong passion for the spiritual power of music. He trained as a teacher of TaKeTiNa with Reinhard Flatischler, and has studied several traditions in depth including Cuban Bata drumming and jazz. His journeying with the didjeridoo began 10 years ago, initially as a solo practice, then including “traditional” group and individual sound healings. He is currently pursuing his love of creating huge sonic spaces for meditation.

Please bring mats, pillows, blankets etc or whatever you need to be comfortable lying down. ​​​​​​​

Cost: $20


The All-Night Sound Bath in San Francisco

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 PM – Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8:00 AM PDT

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 15th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


Come join us for our most restorative event yet.
This is a sound bath where you don't need to get up (thank god). An all-night experience of relaxation and tranquility.

7+ hrs of bathing in the sweet sound has profound soothing effects.

Falling asleep to these holistic sounds creates a very calming womb-like experience.

Feeling stuck, or had a rough time lately?
This experience will remove stagnant energy and leave you feeling refreshed. Laying back in this creational sound also has profound effects on the conscious and subconscious mind. We can't think of anything more nurturing than bathing in these celestial sounds all night long.

Cost: $100


Peace in the Park SF 2017 - Summer of Love Edition!

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11 AM - 6 PM

Music Concourse
55 Music Concourse Dr,
San Francisco, California 94118


Come out for PEACE! The 5th Annual Peace in the Park 2017 Summer of Love edition lineup features consciousness raising, inspirational speakers, live music, visual artists, Tai Chi, Hatha yoga, life-enhancing seminars, kids’ activities, exhibits by local nonprofits, and meditation experiences where individuals can explore a variety of ways to unplug, unwind, and connect in peace.

This free event will take place from 11am-6pm on Saturday, September 23rd at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. This year, event co-producer, Jay Chodagam, has partnered with S.O.U.L. (Summer of Unconditional LOVE) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and five decades of the peace movement in San Francisco sending its reverberations around the world.

Serendipity also brings the World's Largest Eye Contact Experiment to our festival, facilitating connection between us and the global PEACE MOVEMENT! Together we visualize a world of compassion and of course, without war!

Schedule:
MAIN STAGE MUSIC
11 - 11:30 AM Ohlone Blessing. By - Jorge Molina & Diamond Dave
11:40 - 11:55 AM Temple of Isis Feat. Jil Love Revolution
12:10 - 12:55 PM Meditation
1:05 - 1:15 PM Wavy Gravy
1:15 - 1:40 PM Katdelic
2:10 - 2:25 PM Spoken Word. By - Mai'Saan Nicoletta Womanifesto
3 - 3:15 PM Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D
3:15 - 3:20 PM Milton Rosenberg Poetry
3:20 - 3:25 PM We All Bleed Red. By - COPUS
3:30 - 3:35 PM CODEPINK San Francisco
3:35 - 4:00 PM Pamela Parker
4 - 4:15 PM Meditation
4:20 - 5:00 PM All Star Family Band Feat. Mark Karan, Sunshine (Garcia) Becker, Robin Sylvester, and Jordan Feinstein
5 - 5:05 PM Earthdance Prayer for Peace with Michael Gosney
5:05 - 5:20 PM Peace Awards with Bill McCarthy
5:25 - 5:50 PM SOUL Twin Messiah
5:50 - 5:52 PM Meditation
5:56 - 6:00 PM Imagine - sing along

YOGA:
11- 12pm Gentle Flow
12:30- 1:20pm Vinyasa
1:30- 2:20pm Surya Sadhana
2:30- 3:20pm Hatha Flow
3:30- 4:20pm Gentle Vinyasa
4:30- 5:20pm Kids and Family Yoga

TAI CHI/ QIGONG
11:10- 11:30am Clearing the Meridians
11:30- 11:55am Opening the Energy Gates
12:30- 12:50pm Breathe, Relax, Ground and Align for Better Balance
1- 1:45pm Sync yourself with the Universe!
1:45- 2:30pm Feel the body dynamic within you!
2:40- 3pm Wave Hands Like Clouds
3- 3:45pm Dancing Qigong for Vitality, Confidence, and Joyful Love
4:30- 5pm Qigong for Reversing Aging & Weight Optimization
5- 5:45pm Balancing Yin and Yang, Group Healing and Chi Circle

MEDITATION
11:30- 12pm Plugging In
12:30- 1pm Remembering
1:30- 2pm Recharging
2:30- 3pm Self-esteem
3:30- 4pm Brake for a Break
4:30- 5pm Home, Sweet Home

WORKSHOP
11:30- 12:30pm Open Mic- Come Share your Piece of Peace
12:30- 1pm Empathic Listening - Sharing & Receiving Practice
1- 1:30pm BioDanza #1 Expressive Dance
2- 2:30 BioDanza #2 Expressive Dance
3- 3:30pm Holotropic Breathing
3:30- 4pm Self-Care in Communication
4- 4:30 Dances of Universal Peace
4:30- 5pm Open Mic- Come Share your Piece of Peace

Cost: Free



SF Cuddles - Daytime Cuddle Party!

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

San Francisco, CA 94121


What is a Cuddle Party?
Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hours’ workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like-minded people.

What do we do at a Cuddle Party?
We do two main things at Cuddle Parties:
1. Enjoy each other's touch. You can come and enjoy giving and receiving caring touch from other people who want to give and receive it.
2. Practice Consent. A major part of Cuddle Parties is learning how to ask for what you want and how to answer requests. Worried? Confused? Don't fret - we will teach, guide and help you practice how to do it.

Why is Cuddling important?
Nurturing and consensual loving touch is good for maintaining a healthy life, a strong nervous system and a balanced emotional state. One’s ability to connect with and develop greater trust in others is emphasized during the group exchanges during Cuddle Parties. Self-care is a cornerstone of the Cuddle Party experience.

Is this SEX?!
Great question! No. This is a non-sexual event. You have the option of experiencing touch and maybe intimacy if you'd like to - but we steer away from sexual behavior.

If you are looking for something sexy, we're all for it! :) just not in this event.

Facilitator: Yoni Alkan

Cost: $35/single; $60/double


Conscious San Jose Yoga and Music Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM PDT

Saint James Park
North 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95112


Celebrating collective elevation through yoga, music, and compassionate connection.

Join us for an all-day festival in the heart of downtown San Jose's St. James park. We are bringing together our wellness community in the spirit of celebration, authentic connection, and service to those in need.
·         20+ yoga, movement, and meditation classes throughout the day, across 4 different yoga tents/spaces, from local San Jose and Bay Area teachers. Presented in partnership with local yoga studios: Be the Change Yoga & Wellness, Downtown Yoga Shala, Live Lotus, Santa Cruz Yoga, and more.
·         A full day of feel-good music from local San Jose and Bay Area artists spanning across genres, all full of good vibes! 
·         A gathering of healers, artists, musicians, vendors, and magic makers of all kinds coming together to share their offerings.
·         Seva! Support services for those in need of uplift including resources for health, clothing, housing, wellness, showers, and more for the residents of St. James park and the streets of DTSJ.

Let's raise up San Jose! We are compassionate, vibrant, and connected...here is a space for us to unite in peace, positivism, and loving energy for ourselves, our community, and our hOMe.


Full line-up:


Cost: $25 - $55


World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017: Oakland, CA

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2 PM - 4 PM

Grand Lake Farmers Market
Grand and Lake Park Ave,
Oakland, California 94610


Let's share a minute of eye contact with strangers in public to rebuild our sense of shared humanity in Oakland!

The idea is simple:
1. We will have clear signs that say “Where has the human connection gone? Share 1 minute of eye contact to find out…” (Watch the video pinned to the top of this page to see how it happened last year).
2. Then we sit down on picnic rugs with 2x cushions each and invite members of the public to come and share a moment of eye contact with you.
3. Allow yourself to be seen & calmly look into the eyes of the other person in front of you. When you create a safe environment of acceptance and love, the other will feel connected.
4. Officially Register
It’s important you register your participation for official event updates and behind the scenes info → http://bit.ly/OfficialEyeContact2017
5. On the Day
We enjoy the afternoon together then upload the video to The Liberators in Perth, Australia where video editors from around the globe will compile the video footage to create an amazing video to be shared all over the world!

Where to meet?
We will meet on Saturday the 23rd of September at 4pm at @ Grand Lake Farmer’s Market, corner of Grand Ave. and Lake Park Ave. in the concrete circle (where the musicians play beforehand)

Cost: Free


Free Holistic Arts Fair in San Jose

September 23 – 24, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Community of Infinite Spirit
1540 Hicks Ave,
San Jose, California 95125


A celebration and exposition of today's renaissance in visionary arts, holistic and alternative health and wellness, and spiritual and psychic awareness, with lots of lectures and exhibits.

Line-up:

Saturday, September 23, 2017

10 AM: Quli Zhou, professor of Chinese medicine, speaks on "Natural solutions for pain, stress and allergies."

11 AM: Award-winning European Psychic Lai explains the repetitive patterns in our lives and also why we have certain phobias, likes or dislikes for things, people or places.

12 Noon to 2 PM: Meir Schneider presents "Awaken Your Power for Self-Healing" for your eyes and your whole body. Meir has presented "yoga for your eyes" here for many years, and is director of the Center for Self-Healing in San Francisco. 2 hours.

2 PM: Cynthia Starborn on "Telepathy 101." Attention Silicon Valley! Do you love your electronic gadgets, yet long for an even faster way to communicate? Would you like to know how to transmit messages without relying on a cell phone or internet connection?

3 PM: Nancy Newsom of Botanic Organic speaks on "The Power of Raw, Plant-Based Oils to Protect, Nourish & Repair Your Skin."

4 PM: Paul Barbaro, massage therapist and metaphysical philosopher, on Heal Your Heart; Heal Your Life.

5 PM: Liza Miron on "Family Constellations - Secrets to having abundance and success in life."

6 PM: Ed Simon, Crystal Bowls Meditation. Soothe and awaken your soul and tune into higher consciousness with resonant sounds, correlated to your own inner frequencies.

7 PM: Sondra Sneed, SOURCE TALK: "What the End will Look Like."

Sunday September 24, 2017

10 AM: Shu Chin Hsu, Master Teacher Certified by Tao Academy, on How Oneness Tao Calligraphy Transforms Your Life. Come early and be ready to enjoy a healing experience of artistic writing that opens your spirit to "the way."

11 AM: Rev. Christine of Community of Infinite Spirit provides an illuminating and liberating chakra meditation.

12 Noon: Marie Katherine Dacanay, psychic medium and reiki master, offers a Group Reading.

1 PM: Scout Bartlett on "Aligning Energy with your True Life Path."

2 PM: Ann Barham speaks on what spiritual truths our past lives may reveal for us.

3 PM Robert Perala, author of The Divine Blueprint, and singer-songwriter, presents "The Divine Intelligence: Meet the Extraterrestrials."

4 PM Lynn Rogers, prolific writer, artist and intuitive, speaks on "Jessica Madigan, the female Edgar Cayce: latest discoveries."

5 PM to 7 PM: UFO Panel with host, author Robert Perala, and with the assistance of panel co-organizer Ruben Uriarte (tent.), Northern California MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) State Director. Robert Perala and Lorien Fenton present an in depth look at the massive UFO sightings, discuss Earth Changes, and showcase some stunning photos that show we are not alone in the Universe.

Cost: Free


Virtual Reality Elevated San Francisco

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM to Midnight

Design District
San Francisco, CA


You are welcome to join the special event on Saturday September 23rd from 8 pm-12 am in San Francisco's Design District for Virtual Reality Elevated, where you will experience HTC Vive fully immersive VR / MR+ 3D art while indulging in unlimited cannabis flower & concentrate tastings in our vape bar; infused treats, and an eclectic groovy playlist.

Throughout the evening guests are invited to discover and learn more about our favorite, high quality cannabis products courtesy of our sponsors: Outdoor flower provided by Flow Kana; Indoor flower by Snow Till; Vaping accessories by VapeXhale, Firefly & Davinci; Edibles by To Whom It May, Baceae and more; Delivery Service in San Francisco by Lifted Health & Wellness; Exclusive 3D experiences by Last

This event can be enjoyed by everyone; from the avid gamer, to those who have never tried VR before. With a variety of experiences to choose from, guests can do anything from walking a wire between the Twin Towers in 1974, to 3D painting, hunting zombies or dinosaurs; as well as an exclusive selection of action adventure experiences.

To spark your imagination, and provide further inspiration, a Tilt Brush artist will create a 3D art installation in Mixed Reality during the event, which will be projected on a wall.

Cost: $50 (for 25% discount, use the promotion code 420games)

Free Bay Area Blues Festival 2017

September 23 – 24, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Bay Area Blues Festival
Main Street ~ Alhambra to Court Streets
Historic Downtown Martinez, CA


The Bay Area Blues Festival is the merger of two great Festivals: the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival.

For many years, each of these long standing free events have attracted thousands of attendees to the communities where they have been held. Both have provided great forms of entertainment to the attendees and it made perfect sense for Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. and Main Street Martinez Inc. to partner and bring both forms together into one great new Festival.

The Festival is held in Historic Downtown Martinez, CA on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017, from 10 am to 6 pm.

The event will feature amazing Blues music on two stages, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, Gourmet Food booths, local Restaurants, community booths, kids activities, a Farmers Market, craft beer and fine wines, and of course chalk art! Kids can also purchase chalk to create their own design and have some creative fun!

If people are looking to escape the crowded big city and want to enjoy a warm, friendly neighborhood atmosphere, Historic Downtown Martinez is the place.

Cost: Free