SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification Training

August 24 - 27, 2017 (Thursday – Sunday)

San Jose Courtyard Marriott
111 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134

·         Wish you could change procrastination to motivation?
·         Are you feeling stuck in life? Learn how to get unstuck.
·         Do you grind your teeth? Bite your nails? Have a fear of public speaking?
·         Do you wish you could change that craving for donuts/desserts to healthy fresh fruit?
·         Do you want to wake up feeling energized and excited to start your day instead of hitting the snooze button?
·         Want to communicate with a spouse or loved one without arguing?

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the study of excellent communication, both with yourself, and with others. NLP is a set of tools and techniques for achieving your goals and producing specific results you desire in your life on a consistent basis.

If you want to have more choices about your behavior and emotion, to improve your relationships and the way you communicate, and create better results through becoming a greater thinker, then NLP can provide you with a step-by-step framework for achieving all this and more.

Learn the language of the most successful people on the planet in this amazing 4-day integrative training. Our Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification Training (iNLP) is a comprehensive training, covering everything you need to know to succeed (and help others succeed) in business, relationships, career and any other area of life.

Cost: $194

Healing Your Relationship with Money - First Steps

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

900 North San Antonio Road,
Los Altos, CA

In this workshop, you will explore your relationship with money using Visualizations, worksheets and discussions. This is a hands-on workshop. You will receive valuable tools and action steps to take to start the process of healing your relationship with money.

If you have struggled with making money, keeping money, or have deep seeded beliefs about money you want to move past this workshop is for you!

Facilitator: Kavita Melwani

Kavita is a serial entrepreneur and certified Transformational Coach and Hypnotherapist. She holds a Master's degree in Education and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Cost: $25

San Francisco 76% Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cupid’s Span
The Embarcadero & Folsom St,
San Francisco, CA

On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This is the first time since 1918 that a total eclipse will cross the entire United States.

This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. Always use eye protection when viewing an eclipse.

This map shows the globe view of the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. The best viewing on the west coast is near Corvallis, Oregon with the Bay Area being in the 76% totality swatch.

For San Francisco, the eclipse starts at 9:01am with the maximum phase (76%) at 10:15am with the eclipse ending at 11:37am.

You never want to look directly at the sun without appropriate protection except during totality. That could severely hurt your eyes. However, there are many ways to safely view an eclipse of the sun including direct viewing – which requires some type of filtering device and indirect viewing where you project an image of the sun onto a screen. Both methods should produce clear images of the partial phase of an eclipse.

Check with local science museums, schools and astronomy clubs for eclipse glasses—or purchase an ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified pair of these special shades.

Cost: Free

Free Falun Dafa Meditation Workshop

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10 AM - 12 PM

Cubberley Community Center,
Suite T2 (outdoor),
400 Middlefield Rd,
Palo Alto, CA

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient Chinese meditation exercise of the Buddhist school. It is now practiced by tens of millions of people in over 110 countries because of its tremendous health benefits. In this free workshop, you will learn not only the exercises, but also the reasons why meditation has healing powers.

Cost: Free

Indigenous Medicine Ceremony with Hikuri

August 19 –20, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

San Jose, California

Indigenous Hikuri (peyote) Ceremony in the Bay Area August 19th-20th.

Guided by Grandmother Chicahuaxochitl from Jalisco, sun dancer, medicine woman, and Indigenous healer who has been working with the medicine for over 25 years.

This is a Connecting and Healing process through Grandfather Hikuri (peyote) and also a Biological Decoding aimed at healers, people with chronic degenerative diseases and anyone who wishes to heal their mind, body, and spirit.

The abuela and our other support in California have complete documents which make our ceremony entirely legal under religious pretext.

The hikuri is medicine and not a drug.

What is Hikuri? It is native tongue for a Medicine Power Plant that has historical significance for being used by our ancestors dating back to the Aztecas. Commonly known as peyote. Tribes from northern america have been in hikuri ceremonies for over thousands of years, introduced by more southern tribes people. Peyote is not addictive and it is impossible to over-dose using it. Some physical properties from peyote are that it is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, alkalinizes our body, and is anti-parastic.

Anyone interested in participating will go through an interview.

Space is limited, please contact Liz via text message or phone call for more information and to hold a space. 1(408)881-3672

Fado and Jazz by Ramona Vieira Quartet

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

863 Main St
Redwood City, CA 94063

Eclectic music lovers will have the opportunity to savor the symphonic stirrings of Ramona Vieira & Quartet. The audience will be immersed in an evening of the romantic, yet haunting rhythms of fado, the folk music of Portugal. Fado, which literally means fate or destiny, is the most widely recognized genre of Portuguese music, dating back to early 19th century, Lisbon.

Traditionally, fados are dramatic ballads expressing love, loss and redemption. Vieira captivates her audience with the evocative laments of the old-world classics which she has infused with innovative instrumentation, creative layers, and soaring vocals.

The ensemble also performs original compositions, American (Blues/Pop/Jazz), and universal classics. In short: Sensual, Soul-Stirring World Music.

Cost: Free

Power of Love Yoga Retreat

August 18 - 20, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Mount Madonna Center
445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076

Inside all of us is an incredible potential for unconditional love and compassion, a potential with the power to transform our lives and the world.

Come join us for an unforgettable weekend retreat, where we will utilize a variety of embodied practices and psychological modalities to open and awaken the heart, tapping us directly into this unlimited potential for love.

The majestic Mt. Madonna spiritual center, nestled in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, offers an expansive and visionary place to overcome the obstacles preventing us all from living a life of love. With endless hiking trails surrounded by towering redwoods, nourishing vegetarian meals, yoga and meditation halls. Mt. Madonna offers the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the world to reconnect with ourselves. 

Vinyasa, yin and partner yoga will release the tension and blockages that prevent love and joy from flowing through us. Group discussions, lectures and exercises will help us break through our unique challenges in living a life of love, and come together as a community. Guided Thai massage will offer the opportunity to explore the practice of loving-kindness, acceptance and connection another person. 

This will be weekend you do not want to miss. Give yourself the gift of love today.

Weekend Retreat includes:
* Two morning meditations, 2 yoga classes, 1 yin yoga class
* Two delicious vegetarian meals and a snack per day: Friday Dinner, Saturday Brunch, afternoon snack and Dinner, Sunday Brunch, afternoon snack
* One partner yoga class and one guided Thai massage class
* Two Power of Love Sessions to awaken the heart and help you bring more love into your life
* Full access to Mt. Madonna Center: over 355 acres of open meadows and redwood forests, including hiking trails, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, a small lake for swimming, a hot tub, a gymnasium for volleyball and basketball, and massage and herbal steam-bath facilities.

Cost: $235 - $435

Gypsy Swing and Hot Jazz at The Starry Plough Pub

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:00pm-11:00pm

The Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave,

3-in-1: Gaucho + Nathan & Jessie + Shine Delphi: Gypsy Swing and Hot Jazz at The Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley!

Gaucho is a masterful Bay Area band that combines the influence of gypsy jazz of 1930’s Europe with the rhythmic drive and collective improvisation of New Orleans swing music, gutbucket blues and elements of ragtime. Their sound, a uniquely American concoction, blends instrumental acuity and lighthearted humor that keep their audience coming back for more. As founder, guitarist, and main composer Dave Ricketts says, the band is “in love with the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Jimmie Rodgers, as well as the stories, the life styles and the footsteps of hundreds of other great jazz, blues, country and rock musicians that created the sound of American Music from roughly 1900-1950’s”

Fresh off their Southwest and East Coast tour, Nathan & Jessie return to the Bay to perform a night of gypsy-blues-swingin-folk music. Together, these two make for an unforgettable performance! The duo has traveled all over the world sharing their music on streets and stages with their unique sound. A fusion of jazzy folk and blues on resonator guitars and accordion, along with interesting interplay between male and female vocals, make their performances unlike any other.

Shine Delphi of New Orleans mixes elements of traditional jazz, country blues picking, and folk storytelling. He has performed with the likes of The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

Cost: $5 / at the door

Square Dance Fun Night! (No Experience Required!)

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
4111 Alma St,
Palo Alto, California 94306

It's hip to be Square!

Join us for our monthly no-experience-required evening of high energy modern square (and folk) dancing to the mellifluous voice and music of Arlene Kaspik, from Chicago's Chi-Town Squares!

Come for the dancing, stay for the fun, friends, food, and opportunity to socialize!

Square dancing, contra dancing, and more! All the calls used will be taught that evening... including some surprises for experienced dancers.

Partner is not required.

Cost: $8 or pay what you can.

Free Workshop: Communicating with Loved Ones

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM

2641 Media Way
San Jose, CA 95125

Be seen. Be heard. Be accepted. Just be you.

Say YES to you and a free mini workshop with the Human Awareness Institute (HAI).

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).

Gathering and registration is 7:00pm to 7:30pm. The workshop will begin promptly at 7:30pm and go until 9:30pm. There will be no admittance after 7:30pm so as not to break the continuity of the workshop.

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

Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute.

Cost: Free