SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Happy New Year 2016!

May the gift of love, happiness, peace, and warmth be yours as you make a new start!

Happy New Year!

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Welcome New Year…
We look forward to you
A year of wonderful happiness
A year of good health
A year of great success
A year of incredibly good luck
A year of continuous fun
A year of world peace

Happy New Year 2016!

Dead Hookers Ball

Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 10 PM to January 3, 2016 at 2 AM

Graciano's Chicago Deep Dish Pizza and Speakeasy- Cocktail Lounge
1023 Front St,
Sacramento, California 95814

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Dead Hookers Ball has been the area's most Unique, Freaky New Year’s Party for the past three years...

Get your Zombie makeup out again and your Hooker skirt on as we Get Freaky all night long! Ladies, come out dressed up as a Zombie Hooker... Guys, come out as Zombies or even better, Zombie Pimps! Use your Imagination, there are no boundaries…

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Cost: $12

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Sensuali-TEA: It's not your grandma's tea party!

Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The citadel
181 Eddy St 
San Francisco, CA

Start 2016 off with an erotic charge and join us for Sensuali-TEA. This is so much more than just your average tea party. Sensuali-TEA combines two greatest things created by Mother Nature: TEA and Sex.

In the Mystic tea lounge you will find aphrodisiac herbal tea infusions being poured by beautiful scantly clad gods and goddesses, tarot card readers giving insight to your erotic past, present, and future, and masseurs with oiled up hands ready to rub you down.

Tranquil music will fill the play space creating an environment ripe and ready for sensual play. Perhaps you want to put on a blind fold and let others lightly touch your body, pleasure yourself like no one is watching (even though many probably will be), or maybe you found a connection in the tea lounge and are interested in getting to know them a little more intimately. The sky is the limit to possible pleasures you might find in the play space.

This event is open to all genders, orientations, and body shapes/sizes. We have a zero tolerance policy for anyone being disrespectful of the boundaries of others. No thank you means NO THANK YOU and a yes only pertains to the specific question asked and does not mean a person cannot change their mind.

Cost: $27 - $54 (depending on the time of purchase)

Let's Celebrate At The Post New Year's Dance Extravaganza!

Friday, January 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM - Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 1:00 AM (PST)

David’s Restaurant
5151 Stars & Stripes Dr,
Santa Clara, CA 9505

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• Enjoy mingling, socializing with light complimentary appetizers while they last!
• Dance to your favorite music with DJ RAWK playing all of your favorite hits from yesterday and today, Top 40's, Classics, R & B, Disco, and Rock and Roll and more!
• Free gift for the first 25 people!
• Enjoy beautiful festive decorations!
• Dressy attire suggested OR whatever you want to wear!
• Free Parking

Cost: $20-$25

USS Hornet's New Year's Eve Celebration

Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Friday, January 1, 2016 at 1:00 AM

USS Hornet Museum
707 West Hornet Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

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New Year's Eve onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET
Featuring 3 O'Clock Jump
The Bay Area’s best place to dance!
Two Dance Floors
Free Dance Lessons! by Jim Truesdale, former Fred Astaire instructor
Silent Auction!
Midnight Countdown!
View San Francisco fireworks from our Flight Deck!
Period Attire Welcome! Black Tie Optional!

Cost: $50

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IMAGINE: New Year's Eve 2016 @ Payne Mansion

Thursday, December 31, 2015 at 9:00 PM - Friday, January 1, 2016 at 2:00 AM (PST)

The Payne Mansion Hotel
1409 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

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“IMAGINE” Where the Mystical and Bizarre Come to Life…
A Live Entertainment & Theatrical Production featuring
* Cirque entertainment
* Aerial Performers
* Stilt Walkers
* Ballet Dancer
* Contortionist
* Illusionist
* Juggler

11 FANTASY AREAS OF PLAYFUL FESTIVITIES filled with theatrical lighting, fantasy world décor, dazzling visuals, photo-friendly costumed actors, mesmerizing cirque performers & cozy couches, tables & lounge seating

* Live Music
* Sultry Singer & Jazz Band
* From Another Galaxy…
* DJs & Dancing: Top 40, Enchanting EDM & Mystical House Music by DJ Donovan, Hanik & John Andrew

Cost: Free (Plush Lounge Seating)

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Ecstatic Dance & Groove Garden Unite! The 15th Annual Blacklight & White Ball

December 30, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - December 31, 2015 @ 12:15am

Sweets Ballroom
1933 Broadway,
Oakland, California 94612

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The Eve of New Year’s Eve - SWEETS BALLROOM becomes the re-entry point for all those grooveless individuals that the club scene left as disincarnates. Here, souls will no longer wander the empty, meaningless nights of clubland nullibiety, but descend like angels at the crossing. On the precipce of 2016, our hallowed halls become a place where an ecstatic threshold of light and sound galvanizes people into the world of the subconscious, tapping into the realm of Possibility and the unforeseen expression of the self: Dancers form human filigree as vexed vexillologists watch with arched eyebrows the freely unfurling of freak flags...unfettered by conventions of self consciousness.

Beneath the subconscious (and feet) a substratum of bassbins give loft to a thousand dance moves and the terrain becomes wildly unfamiliar. Individuals become lost in the retribalization of their spirit where everything is sacred, and nothing is forbidden (well, dance moves anyway).

And with THAT, please consider yourself supremely invited to peak your freak and join us for an evening of sublime escape into whackingly good melodies, super vibey people and whumpin’ sound on a big ‘ol wooden dance floor.

AND DON'T FORGET: WEAR ALL WHITE as we flood the floor with a deep hazy swirl of incandescent purples and blues, where dancers glow in an electric arc of vibrating white!

In the Zeitgeist that frames our era, our ethos is the “NOW” of change and revolution, and for us, it begins on the dancefloor…

Cost: $15

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Galaxy Radio – Free Space Dance Disco Party!

Saturday, December 26, 2015 at 10:00 PM - Sunday, December 27, 2015 at 2:00 AM

The Knockout
3223 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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San Francisco's greatest Space Dance Disco Party at The Knockout.

Beam yourself into Galaxy Radio headquarters.  Be sure to dial in at Midnight when the needle drops on a special Italo Disco Lover's Lane.

Galaxy Radio is a retro-futuristic dance party in lower space. A place where San Francisco's underground community of spacelings, droids, robots, robettes and cybernetic organisms gather in secret to re-broadcast mankind's vision of its arpeggiated future. Italo Disco, hot house, space funk guide you through the cosmos.

Resident DJs: Lel Ephant, PLaZA, Smac (Haceteria), Emils (Jump to it!), Holly Bun

Cost: Free

Long Tome Choir & Ritual 1

Sunday, December 20, 2015 at 7:00pm to 10pm

Subterranean Arthouse Collective
2179 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley, California 94704

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In one of the darkest days of the year, we invite you to close your eyes and open your ears in an evening of immersive sonic experience with the Long Tone Choir and thicket ensemble. The Long Tone Choir will steep you in a variety of mesmerizing vocal soundscapes, some of which will include audience participation. thicket ensemble’s RITUAL 1 will bathe you in water-inspired sound from the inner ear out.

RITUAL 1: thicket ensemble – is Tim Kim, Mateo Lugo (Totonoko) and Suki O’Kane. They convened with Katherine McDonald for the first time in early 2015 to accompany the movement performance of Mari Osanai with Dana Iova-Koga and Shinichi Iova-Koga (inkBoat). Combining voice and acoustic strings with processed water and found objects through empathic listening, they later joined inkBoat’s 95 RITUALS (for Anna Halprin): the artistic collective that developed and performed a monumental set of works informed by Anna through July of this year.

“Ritual is another word that needs a new definition… Ritual, as I use the term, refers to an artistic process by which people gather and unify themselves in order to confront the challenges of their existence.” (Anna Halprin)

The Long Tone Choir is a movement in several variations, based on the principles of listening, breathing, mindfulness, and sounding. Its methods train the ear and build the voice and breath capacity of seasoned musicians and non-musicians alike, dissolve musical blockages, calm and focus the mind, transform the experience of time, and build a sense of community. The Long Tone Choir is essentially a growing body of composition-meditations that are easy to learn, yet result in complex, organic evolutions of sound-art. The Long Tone Choir is gently facilitated by Rae Diamond.

Cost: Donations

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Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz - Solstice Tribal Jam-Down

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Avenue,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz is a unique expression of a global movement

Ecstatic Dance is a DJ’d, free-form dance/movement meditation experience. This can be a practice of surrendering to the moment and to our body’s wisdom. It is an opportunity for allowing, feeling, and expressing all the emotional qualities and textures that make up this human experience; and for exploring what artistry moves through us/ as us in this expression.

Here is the foundation philosophy of Inner Rhythm: When we truly get centered and grounded in ourselves, in our own unique inner rhythm, we will be more able to relate authentically with ourselves, with others, with nature, and the world around us. Centering and grounding is not something that happens once and it is done. Rather, it is something that we have to do again, again, and again. This is why, it is so important for us to get familiar with the ways in which we do connect with ourselves. It is important for each of us to get to know what works. We are so lucky that we live in these bodies. We always have a place to come back to. Experience the simplicity and profundity of eyes closed, paying attention to breath, and feeling our weight on the ground... allowing ourselves to be moved...

Cost: $15-20 at the door

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Harmonia Holiday Soiree

December 19, 2015 at 6 PM to December 20, 2015 at 2 AM

2200 Marinship Way
Sausalito, CA 94965
Phone: 415-332-1432

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Come squish, schmooze, crush, and dance the night away in this lush, luxurious environment & coolest new hangout in Marin. We invite you to bring old friends and loved ones, or meet new ones as we enjoy an epic evening of celebration for the opening of HARMONIA with Jen Healy and Jennifer Adler as your hosts.

**VIP HAPPY HOUR w/ complimentary cocktails, appetizers + spa samples.
Sharu |Eric Monkhouse |Mark Chi

Liquid Love Drops (Jocelyn)
Dave Mak

VIP Happy Hour (hosted by Laughing Glass Margaritas) 6-8pm $40
General Admission 8pm-2am $20 adv./25 door

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The Power of Presence: A Day of Movement & Meditation

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 11:00am - 5:30pm

Western Sky Studio
2525 Eighth St #13A
Berkeley, CA 94710

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There is an innate dance within our bodies that is always happening ~ from our first breath to our last. This is the powerful movement of our own life force, and it is just waiting to be heard. All we need to do is be present enough to listen.  Join us for this guided journey through the Open Floor Movement Practice and sitting meditation, two powerful gateways to self-discovery and transformation.

Practicing together in this way is potent medicine, especially so close to the Winter Solstice.

This daylong is open to all genders ages 18 and up.
All levels of experience welcome.

Cost: $75 - $110 sliding scale

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Winter Solstice Holiday Party

Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00pm - 1:00am

Sausalito Seahorse
305 Harbor Dr,
Sausalito, California 94965

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The Year End Grand Finale Party & Celebration of the Winter Solstice + Holiday Season with Celebrity DJ’s!
"A Burning Man ~Anon Inspired Evening"
DJ /Producer~ DRAGONFLY ~Burning Man!~Emerald Forrest~Sybiosis
DJ/Producer ~ MARIJA DUNN ~Enigma~Vessel~ ~ Audio
DJ Kashia ~Anon~ Burning Man
DJ # 5 A.K.A. Schenell Crichlow~ Sonic Salon
DJ Richard Habib ~ Deep Exotica ~ WISH
Dance Performances By ~ JadeEra Rose +
Live Music ~Invited Guest Musicians (TBA)
Special Sagittarius Guest of Honor & Friend of Many ~ Marin/Bay Area Personality MC Tony Ricucci!

Cost: Cover Only $12.00 before 9pm ~ $15.00 after

Dance of the Soul Celebrating Winter Solstice

Sunday, December 20, 2015 @ 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Los Gatos Acupuncture and Qigong Center
761 University Ave., Ste A,
Los Gatos, CA

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Dance of the Soul gathering will be having a special workshop, celebrating Yalda, Winter Solstice, with live sacred music and poetry, sacred and folkloric dance performances, whirling participation and open floor folkloric dancing and sacred rituals. Dance performances by Farima, Farima Dance Company, Kevin Greek, Katy Alaniz Rous, Patrice (Raks al Khahil), and other special guest artists and musicians.

Bring a potluck dish or beverage to share for our gathering. We meet in a healing arts studio. Families welcome.

Join us on a path for healing and self-growth through the power of whirling, dance, poetry, Zikr (prayer), music, and stillness. In that journey, the promptings of the Inner Divine are found and loving kindness and compassion flow naturally into our dance and our daily lifestyle.

Guests or dancers are welcome to share their poetry, dance, and music.

Performances and Sema begin promptly at 6:30.

Cost: $15 -$20 (sliding scale)

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Feast of the Senses! Tantric Workshop

Saturday, December 19, 2015 @ 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

131 Seaside St.,
Santa Cruz, CA95060

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Join us for an evening of Foundational Tantric Principles and Play! Tonite we will explore the Erotic Art of blindfolding and feeding the senses through sound, scent, touch and taste. Yum! This will be an ultra special event not to be missed. Location may change to accommodate more members. Happy Holidays!

Cost: $20 per Person $30 per Couple

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The Divine Within ~ Free Meditation and Healing Evening in Cupertino

Thursday, December 17, 2015 @ 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Intrahealth Chiropractic
21020 Homestead Rd # 2
Cupertino, CA

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We invite you to join us as we take divinely inspired journey into our own great self, creating peace, healing, expansion, and self-awareness. These powerful, channeled meditations and healing's are created for exactly what is needed in the present moment and are sure to awaken and empower you!

Metatron and Mother will be offering hands-on healing for those in need at the end of the meditations.  Your hosts, Wendy Gayle and Connie Viveros, invite you to join them for these evenings of beautiful blessings and healing!

Cost: Donations

Moving Forward After Divorce - choosing happiness for my child(ren) and I

Thursday, December 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:20 PM (PST)

K&L Gates LLP
4 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

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Please arrive early to allow time to check in and get settled. Count in unforeseen traffic and delays on your way in.

The main subjects for the first event are:
- What is my current emotional state in our divorced family
- What are the effects on me and my child(ren) now and in the future
- Where do I want to go next and how do I get there

9PM Adjourn

9-9:20PM Holiday Hug Mistletoe Making.
A hug has the power to make us feeling good, relieving depression and anxiety. Four hugs a day are necessary for survival, eight to twelve to stay and grow as people. Infants thrive when they are held, and toddlers often require twenty-some-odd hugs before they can peacefully sleep. Hugging is simple gesture that bonds us, conveys security and communicates love. So, if you have time after the session to make your own Holiday Hug Mistletoe to take home, we welcome you to stay a bit after 9pm.

Cost: $5 - $15 (sliding scale)

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Ask Your Burning Questions of the Opposite Sex and Hear the FULL TRUTH!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Sandbox Suites
404 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Truth is sexy. Truth is a turn on. Why? Because it has so much vitality, it is real. And it's got a hot, racing pulse. But what do most people think and say? "I can't ask that!" "You're not supposed to talk about that." "You can't ask a woman (or a man) about that!"

Or can you? Of course, you can. Why not? Most people do not tell the full truth, and they do not ask for it either. Usually, they stop themselves out of some fear that the other person will think they are weird/strange/won't like them anymore. And yet, we walk around with these preconceived notions that ... well, many of them are just BS. But how can you know?

Have you ever had a burning question you would love to ask "the other side" be that a man or a woman. What if you knew you would be safe from judgement AND they would tell you the full truth - transparently. This of all the burning questions you could have quenched.

That is what this event is all about. With a panel of experts and evolutionaries ready to bare all for your questions. Think of it as the reverse of a "hot seat" event. You have to ASK the questions you are afraid to ask.

And we will answer. Fully.

Cost: $25

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Foot massage exchange and cuddling party in Cupertino

Sunday, December 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

21020 Homestead Rd # B,
Cupertino, CA

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The latest entry in the self-help revolution, the cuddle party is a way "for adults to get together and explore affectionate touch and communication without it becoming sexualized,” Snack provided.

In this meeting, we will do more exercises (exploring how to move energy to upper chakras, to leave longer…). We will switch more during our hug train exercise to observe energy shifts, and most importantly, we will aim to have better gender balance, by moving people and couples in from the waiting list. Also, people love foot massage exchange, and it will be on the plate again. As organizer, we are keeping right to choose people who are attending, and you are welcome to change your RSVP, as well as stay on waiting list.

Cost: entrance $20 for men and $10 for women.

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Tango Jump Start w/ Emily Webb

Sunday, December 13, 2015 from 1:15 PM to 5:45 PM

Danzhaus Dance Center
1275 Connecticut Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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The Passion of Tango by Richard Young

Are you inspired to learn Tango?

Have you ever taken a pre-dance class, then felt too intimidated to actually dance?

Come get your Tango feet wet and get moving around the dance floor in one afternoon.  This workshop is going to cover the basic elements of Tango and get you moving around the floor with style.

1 - 1:15 Check in and warm up...

Tango Jump Start 101: Basic Blocks
For complete beginners and those wanting to perfect their walking, ochos, molinetes and other Tango basics.  We will break down connection and movement into simple, easily accessible building blocks.  Though we will be working basic movement the technique will be valuable to all levels.

Tango Jump Start 102: Building Blocks Galore
This is your jump start! In this section we will continue adding building blocks to your Tango repertoire: walking to the cross, ocho cortado, baridas (sweeps), rythmic variations and more.  Less about dancing and more about learning moves we are going to pack as many blocks into this class as we can!

Tango Jump Start 103: Integration and Dancing Tango
Get your final building blocks and dance!  We will learn a couple fun new moves, review and then put it all together.  This class will solidify what you have learned and give you tools to move around the dance floor with confidence. 

Cost: $47 - $55

Joy to the World with Energy Medicine! Workshop in Palo Alto

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 9:30am- 12:00 pm

Unity Palo Alto
3391 Middlefield Rd,
Palo Alto, CA

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Join us for our Energy Medicine holiday special this Saturday, December 12 at Palo Alto Unity Church.

Learn about simple yet effective Eden Energy Medicine techniques, to reduce stress, release negative emotions and feel more Joy!  Let’s activate our radiant circuits for love and joy!

This meeting is more than learning and practicing energy techniques in Eden Energy Medicine (DonnaEden.com). It is about understanding your own energy system, self-healing, and giving and receiving. In each meeting, we review and deepen the fundamentals, introduce something new, monitor our own energy systems, and experience energy as powerful medicine.

Cost: $20

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FREE Women Only Class: Understand Men - Get More of what You Need!

Saturday, December 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Rainbow Heart Studio 
1450 Cornell Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94702

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Come Join our engaged group of curious, opened-minded women. Together we will discover how to understand and celebrate the unique design of men and women. Is Understanding Men even possible? Absolutely! And, we'll get you started with this event!

Top Three Reasons to Attend:
1.   With 1/2 of the population being men, wouldn’t it be great to learn more about them?   This event will begin to help you better understand all the men in your life!
2.   We will share information with you that you can instantly use to improve your relationships with ALL men – at work and home, with family, friends, colleagues, and romantic interests.
3.   What you learn applies whether you are young or old. It applies whether you are single, divorced, married, or widowed.

Cost: Free

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James Bond Holiday Party

Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Monroe SF
473 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

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Miss Russian SF invites you to celebrate this holiday season in James Bond style! For the first time we will host an exclusive holiday party for our contestants, sponsors as well as our best friends, the biggest supporters and James Bond fans. Expect the unexpected from this evening and prepare to be amazed! Our program includes live performance by band Gold Thunder, followed by DJ White Cloud and DJ Playdoughboy

Dress to kill! Ladies: evening gowns are encouraged.

Gentlemen: collared shirt, no jeans, no sneakers, suites and tuxedos are highly encouraged.

Cost: $25

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Garden of Sensual Delights: A Second Base Party – Featured Workshop

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 9:00 PM - Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 4:00 AM

Lumen Labs
905 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

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Is it the touch of a feather, a hands-on oil massage, or being tied up in a rope dress? Do you like your hair pulled sharply or gently caressed? Nibbles or bites? Being held down or cuddled with?

Come explore the entire realm of SENSUAL EXPERIENCES we have as human beings. As a participant, you are requested to bring YOUR favorite sensual delight to share with others.


Be creative! The point is to explore, deliver and discover delicious, sultry and pleasurable experiences in a safe and supporting space.

Try scintillating selections like:
- Dark chocolate, grapes or raspberry sorbet for TASTE.
- A tickle creation, ropes or vibrating massager for TOUCH.
- Essential oils or spices for SMELL.
- A whispered line of poetry or instrument for HEARING
- Lights, masks or a seductive costume for SIGHT

There will be DJs spinning sexy beats all night, a floating cuddle nest above the dance floor, as well as an abundance of squish.

This is an event you do not want to miss. Tickets are expected to sell out, so gets yours soon.

Cost: $25

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Reiki-1 for Beginners Course in Mountain View

Sunday, December 6, 2015 @ 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Come Heal Yourself
1223 Christobal Privada,
Mountain View, CA

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Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Topics covered in Reiki Level I Course:
• What is Reiki, and how the Reiki energy works?
• The history of Reiki
• How to channel Reiki energy for self-healing and the healing of others
• Reiki Level I Initiation: four separate attunements which open the flow of Reiki energy within the student
• Hand positions for self-healing and healing others
• Techniques for tapping into and expanding intuitive, extra-sensory/psychic perceptions for use during healing sessions
•Aura cleansing. How the Chakras function with regard to healing work and everyday life. Very effective Chakra healing meditation.
• Self-healing techniques for expanding personal awareness and accelerating wellbeing

Cost: $177. Complete Manual included. Fruits/nuts/tea/water will be provided.

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Brazilian Carnival Party

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 9:30 PM - Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 4:00 AM (PST)

1192 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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San Francisco Brazilian Carnival 2015
This Saturday get ready to celebrate with us the most exciting Brazilian Carnival in San Francisco.
- Sexy Samba dancers.
- Delicious Caipirinhas and Caipiroskas.
- Feathers, sexy outfits and most fun and energetic colorful party.
Live Brazilian shows and performances with Amor Do Samba group.

"Party the South American Way" Open until 4am

Cost: Free before 10pm

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Dance Party Extravaganza

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 AM (PST)

46 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Join us at San Francisco's newest, modern and chic venue - Hawthorn.

This will be the night with great music that's guaranteed to put a smile on your face and make you dance in the state of summer bliss!

Music by: N2N, SkoStep, & Mackswell in the Bonaparte Room.

Cost: Free before 10:30PM with RSVP

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THE POWER OF GRACE: A Spirituality Workshop with David Richo

Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mercy Center,
2300 Adeline Drive
Burlingame, CA   94010-5540

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The self-help movement puts its accent on exercises and suggestions to improve ourselves. But there is another force to look to. If we think back over the episodes and milestones of our lives, we notice that somewhere in each event there was a happening, something beyond our choice, plan, or expectation.

That special assistance, unmerited, unearned, unforeseen, unplanned, often unnoticed, is called grace. We can find an opportunity for psychological growth and spiritual awakening both in life events and in relationships.

David Richo, Ph.D., M.F.T. is a psychotherapist, teacher, workshop leader, and writer who works in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California. He combines Jungian, poetic, and mythic perspectives in his work with the intention of integrating the psychological and the spiritual. His books and workshops include attention to Buddhist practices.

Cost: $65 - please bring a bag lunch

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Kirtan w/Mukti & Prajna Vieira @Breathe Los Gatos

Kirtan w/Mukti & Prajna Vieira @Breathe Los Gatos

Saturday, December 5, 2015 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Breathe Los Gatos
14107 Winchester Blvd, Ste H,
Los Gatos, California 95032

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Join us for an evening of sacred chant, storytelling, dance, and celebration with the Mukti Kirtan Ensemble. This event will very likely sell out—we strongly recommend signing up in advance.

“Mukti” is the acclaimed kirtan ensemble fronted by vocalist Prajna Vieira, guitarist Donald Fontowitz, and tabla player Ramana Erickson. Frequently joined by a rotating cast of guest artists, their spicy blend of tabla rhythms, flamenco guitar, harmonium, piano, and r&b-flavored vocals create a rich foundation for both traditional Indian and modern original kirtans.

Electrifying in concert, the band draws from a substantial (and growing) catalogue of original material. Their songs take a spontaneous journey through driving, rhythmic highs into soulful, sublime spaces that lead effortlessly into meditation.

Cost: $35 (At the Door), $30 (In Advance)

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FREE Halanda Holiday Party & Show

Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 4pm - 8pm

Halanda Studio
1062 Lincoln Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95125

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Halanda Studio teachers & students invite you to celebrate the holidays with music, dance, live music, food, drinks & lots of holiday cheer! Dance performances from all over the world; Halanda studio classes recitals, live music and drumming, open floor dance, drum circle & more!

FREE event! Open to the public. Family friendly. All ages welcome!

Schedule (subject to change)
4:00 PM                Doors Open. Food, drinks & music
4:10 PM                Welcome & announcements
4:15 PM                Sara & Deborah – Bellydance Duet
4:20 PM                Alika – Bollywood
4:25 PM                Sidahlia - Bellydance
4:30 PM                Christine - Bellydance
4:35 PM                Liz's Class – Dark Fusion
4:45 PM                Amanda’s Class – Near Eastern Dances
4:55 PM                Jill's Class - Bellydance
5:05 PM                Hala's Class – Egyptian Bellydance
5:10 PM                Rajnita's Class – Bharatanatyam
5:20 PM                Natika's Class – Bellydance
5:30 PM                Farima's Class - Persian Dance
5:40 PM                Elaine – Bellydance
5:45 PM                Vy – Bellydance
5:50 PM                Adriana - Bellydance
5:55 PM                Tease's Class – Burlesque
6:05 PM                Hala & Dance Company – Egyptian Dance
6:15 PM                Courtney - Bellydance
6:25 PM                Break & Band Setup (15 min)
6:40 PM                Emma Lin - Chinese Harp
6:50 PM                Elias Lammam & Students – Live Arabic Music/Open floor
7:20 PM                Break & Drum Circle Setup
7:30 PM                Paul & Company - Drum Circle/Open floor

DANCE ELEMENTAL: Ecstatic Dance in Los Gatos

DANCE ELEMENTAL: Ecstatic Dance in Los Gatos

Saturday, December 5, 2015 @ 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Los Gatos Acupuncture and Qigong Center
761 University Ave., Ste A,
Los Gatos, CA

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We dance and journey through the elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and back to our Center. Doors open at 7:30pm - newcomer orientation at 7:45pm.

Dance Elemental offers a unique expression of ecstatic dance culture, inspired by nature-centered spiritual traditions.

Become the dance, become the music. We dance and journey as a community to witness and remind ourselves of the beauty that we are. We are Air - Fire - Water - Earth and Spirit. Embody your divine nature.

Learn and grow from each element and work with its unique, palpable energy. Celebrate together and allow your inner light to be revealed!

Cost: $15

December 2015 events:

January 2016 events:

Soulful Women's Gathering – Free Workshop

Sunday, December 6, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Women's Building
3543 18th St
San Francisco, CA

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Connection to yourself.
Connection to your Truth.
Connection to your passion and purpose.
And most importantly... connection to other women like you.

One of the things I have found most challenging on this self-growth journey is finding like-minded women to walk with me. If you're on this self-improvement path, it can sometimes feel lonely. It can feel like our old life does not fit anymore, as if our friends or partners do not understand us.  It can feel challenging to develop community. It is easy to isolate and start doubting ourselves.

It may easy to make friends, but what I desire to co-create is COMMUNITY. 
The ONLY way we can do this is if we do it together!
We cannot do it alone. It is that simple.

We have to find our sisters, our people, our tribe. That is the intention behind these gatherings.

So if you are craving COMMUNITY, CONNECTION, AND DEEP SOUL SISTERHOOD with women searching for their people too... please join.

Cost: Donations

January 2016: Best Holistic and Entertaining Events in San Francisco Bay Area and Around

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Peaceful Global Walk

Friday, January 1, 2016 at 9:00am

Golden Gate Bridge Cafe
San Francisco, California 94129

Global Peaceful walk across the Golden Gate Bridge, 9 am at Golden Gate Bridge Cafe at the West end of Crissy Fields.

Bring signs of peace, free hugs, good cheer, and be ready to dance.

We will walk to Binita Point, North of GGB, and do a 1/2 hour ecstatic dance mob, and walk back to Crissy fields for lunch and hula-hoop, acro yoga and a major play day creating peace around the world in community on the best day of the year!

Cost: Free

Let's Celebrate At The Post New Year's Dance Extravaganza!

Friday, January 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM - Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 1:00 AM (PST)

David’s Restaurant
5151 Stars & Stripes Dr,
Santa Clara, CA 9505

• Enjoy mingling, socializing with light complimentary appetizers while they last!
• Dance to your favorite music with DJ RAWK playing all of your favorite hits from yesterday and today, Top 40's, Classics, R & B, Disco, and Rock and Roll and more!
• Free gift for the first 25 people!
• Enjoy beautiful festive decorations!
• Dressy attire suggested OR whatever you want to wear!
• Free Parking

Cost: $20-$25

The Affordable Berkeley New Year’s Weekend Contact Improv Jam

January 1 - 3, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Finnish Kaleva Hall
1970 Chestnut St,
Berkeley, California 94702

In the tradition of the Very Affordable Contact Jams in Berkeley and Davis,  we present another weekend of open contact improvisation practice organized accessibly.  We will update with specific schedule as we get a bit closer, but the idea is to have an open weekend of space for practice and exploration with just enough facilitation to help it all hang together.  You can expect…
·         facilitated warm-up and mixer scores leading into open dancing
·         a mix of silent jam space and jam space with soundscape and live music in the evenings
·         TWO studios to play in, to allow both open dancing and the exploration of structured
·         Afternoon scores:
o    Basics-oriented classes Friday and Saturday to help newer dancers integrate and feel at home.
o    open ended encuentro-style community discussion leading into dancing Saturday and Sunday
·         Access to the dining room and kitchen space downstairs
·         Basic, simple meals and regular refreshments and snacks provided (with an invitation to add in with potluck extras and desserts to share)
·         Space for out-of towners to stay at the hall (bring your own bedding!)

Cost: $155 to $240 sliding scale (including food), with further discounts for early enrollment, starting at $85.

Balance in the New Year

January 02, 2016 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Yoga Garden SF
286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Are you seeking to start the New Year with more focus on what helps create balance in our relationships with ourselves & others? Do you want to learn what influences our behavior, energy levels, choices and lifestyles, bringing us back into balance?

Start your New Year with the tools to:
- Nourish yourself based on what you need to maintain balance
- Better manage your energy levels
- Know and appreciate yourself
Yoga & Ayurveda give us tools to become more aware of what different elements can trigger our thoughts, moods and feelings on a moment to moment basis.

Whatever we connect to, and interact with, will influence how we feel, think and behave. For example, a cup of coffee impacts us differently than a cocktail and the mood of bluegrass is quite different than heavy metal!

The same is also true for all of our practices. Different sounds, breathing techniques, visualizations and meditation techniques all have different qualities and hence different effects and applications.

All levels are welcome. No previous experience is necessary. We’ve specifically designed this series of classes in a way that will allow the beginners to find the material as accessible and easy to understand as the experienced practitioners will find it rich and informative. So come join us!

Cost: $45, or $35 before December 15th.

Keep Celebrating the New Year, 80s Style!

Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 9:00pm to 12.00am

Number One Broadway
102 S Santa Cruz Ave, Ste B,
Los Gatos, California 95030

The 80s are calling, and they want you to party like it's 1999 in 2016! Save some New Year's energy and join us for an evening of dancing and partying at the premier Los Gatos party club - Number One Broadway! Come early to get a table for the evening!

Sensuali-TEA – Featured Workshop

Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The citadel
181 Eddy St San Francisco, CA

Start 2016 off with an erotic charge and join us for Sensuali-TEA.  This is so much more than just your average tea party.  Sensuali-TEA combines two of my favorite things TEA and Sex. 

In the Mystic tea lounge you will find aphrodisiac herbal tea infusions being poured by beautiful scantly clad gods and goddesses, tarot card readers giving insight to your erotic past, present, and future, and masseurs with oiled up hands ready to rub you down.

Tranquil music will fill the play space creating an environment ripe and ready for sensual play.  Perhaps you want to put on a blind fold and let others lightly touch your body, pleasure yourself like no one is watching (even though many probably will be), or maybe you found a connection in the tea lounge and are interested in getting to know them a little more intimately.  The sky is the limit to possible pleasures you might find in the play space.

This event is open to all genders, orientations, and body shapes/sizes.  We have a zero tolerance policy for anyone being disrespectful of the boundaries of others.  No thank you means NO THANK YOU and a yes only pertains to the specific question asked and does not mean a person cannot change their mind. 

Cost: $27 - $54 (depending on the time of purchase)

Bare Bones - An Open Floor Movement Workshop

January 8 – 10, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Community Church of Mill Valley
8 Olive St,
Mill Valley, California 94941

Bare Bones is a dance meditation for building muscular intelligence, the ability to be awake and fluid, and articulate the innate symphony of wisdom and expression waiting just below our skin.

We ask our bodies and let them speak:

What part of me has forgotten how to move?
Where am I fluid and where am I bound?
What gestures purr, hum, hurt, hesitate?
Who do I gravitate towards?
What propels me to shy away and...
What makes my body sing?

Our inquiry becomes one of ratio: How much of our huge life force is devoted to keeping ourselves moving in repetitive, habitual patterns? How much is left for creativity, loving connections, the willing surrender to change?

It’s a dance to get up and make a cup of coffee if we pay attention. To paraphrase Louis C.K. “We’re a masterpiece of movement and nobody’s noticing.” In every moment we are literally being pushed and pulled, drawn down and lifted up, being thrown off balance and finding it again. The goal is a body that moves with it all and tells the tale. This is the infinite choreography for Bare Bones.

Cost: $210 before December 18; $245 thereafter

Nude Embodiment Dance w/ Yoga (FOR ALL GENDERS)

Saturday, January 9th 2016 from 7pm-10pm

Aquarian Heart Space
4920 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Everyone is welcome to attend this event regardless of gender, orientation, body shape and size. The only thing that we ask is that you have an open heart and an intention of gratitude.

What: A dance. A celebration. A ritual. This is an open space to join other spirits, who are practicing self-love and acceptance. There is no requirement that you dance, you might want to meditate, sing, hula-hoop, or relax with new naked friends.  You also do not have to be entirely nude (underwear is totally fine and welcomed). 

Cost: $20 early bird; $25 regular; $30 at the door

Making Rain: Grief as Sacred Practice

Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 10:00am - 5:00pm

Terra's Temple
3051 Adeline St,
Berkeley, California 94703

Heart pain, longing, and loss are inevitable here on Earth, yet modern American folk often feel intimidated and ill-equipped to navigate the full, transformative potency of grief. We’ll discuss ways diverse cultures weave ritual, grieving, and heart-centered community and talk about how getting good at grieving is one beautiful ritual strategy for mending cracks in the larger vessel of our humanity. After establishing groundwork for the importance of grieving well, we'll call on relevant elemental powers and ancestral guides to hold a kind and protective space for grieving.

This sacred tending takes place in supportive community with ritual precautions to honor the potency and energetic reality of emotional pain. Participants are held in ways that allow for contacting the heart of their experience, expressing from this, and moving into ritual cleansing and return. Losses and heartache of all sorts can serve as obvious catalysts for grieving, and this type of ritual is also one response to drought, one way to welcome back rain to California. No need to feel any particular way to attend and no one will be pressured to cry or anything awkward like that; it's actually a really nourishing way to spend a day in community.

Cost: Suggested contribution is $120, flexibility as needed.

Portal of the Feminine: Understanding the Erotic Equation and Female Arousal to Change Your Life

Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 6:00 PM

The Center for Sex and Culture
1349 Mission St,
San Francisco, CA 94103

Please join Pamela Madsen and Mac S. McGregor, two internationally known sex educators who have done pioneering work in women's Sexuality, Fertility, Gender and Asian Healing Arts for a non-residential two day retreat created just for women. Perhaps you have never heard the term "Erotic Intelligence", "The Erotic Equation", "Erotic Guides" or even "Uses of the Erotic"?

Most women live outside ourselves, and rely on external forces, input and directives to guide our lives rather than from our internal knowledge and needs. When we tune out our own internal erotic guides we limit our capacity for creativity, sexual expression, pleasure, and our own ability to be powerful in our careers. This workshop will introduce you to your own internal guide perhaps for the first time, or take you deeper of the power of the erotic within ourselves.

The retreat will begin the moment you register with homework assignments and the opportunity to participate in a special Facebook Group created just for our participants attending this experience.

We will join together Friday evening before our Saturday retreat to know each other, share some light food and wine, create the intentions for our retreat and begin to explore this concept of the erotic as an internal guide for women.

On Saturday we will begin the process of exploring, reclaiming or getting to know our personal erotic internal guides.

Our process will include:

1. Guided meditation into listening to our own internal erotic guide.
2. Explore The Lotus Lift Meditation to tap into Arousal Energy to fuel your creativity
3. Explore our full female expression and how we hold those emotions in our bodies.
4. Understand "The Erotic Equation" and learn to utilize this in daily life.
5. Identify Your Erotic Creature.
6. Examine why we keep ourselves small erotically and practice opening ourselves up to our greatness
7.. Delve deeper in our sexual desire and learn to honor, access and express it.
8. Understanding menstruation, Peri-menopause and menopause: How do these stages of female biology affect our sexuality, creativity and desire. How does the voices of our
internal guide shift with each life change.
9. Confront our hunger in every form from sexuality, to food, to money.
10.Tell the stories of our bodies.
11. Learn to access and work with our Arousal and Orgasm as a holistic tool for healing and transformation in our lives.
12. Explore Tai-Chi as a means for connecting to the erotic with Martial Arts Master, Shihan Mac S. McGregor
13. Explore relationship issues with Pamela and Mac S. McGregor.

Cost: $310

Transcendent Dance

Saturday, January 16, 2016 @ 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Arts Unity Movement
149 South Blvd.,
San Mateo, CA

AUM Presents - Transcendent Dance - A freeform conscious dance where movement expands, spirit activates and boundaries dissolve.

World Rhythms – House Grooves – Funky Beats

Move & Express in an alcohol free environment.

Cost: $15.

Make Love Real: Better Love, Better Sex

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

The Women's Building - Audre Lorde Room
3543 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

How do we create deeper levels of INTIMACY and CONNECTION with our partners?

How do we move from the initial spark of interest to actually MAKING LOVE, from first dates all the way to a long-term relationship?

In this month's Learn to Love, sex and relationship experts Celeste Hirschman, MA and Danielle Harel, PhD will take you on a journey to MAKE LOVE REAL.  

For a two-hour interactive evening, Celeste and Danielle will help you understand the underlying emotional and sexual dynamics of relationships so that you can have the hottest sex and the most loving emotional connections of your life.

They go way beyond any one-size-fits-all, hot-tips-and-tricks approaches, instead showing how your deepest longings play out in sex and intimacy and how you can dive deeply with a partner into true fulfillment.

Cost: $20-$25

16-th Annual Edwardian Ball

January 22 - 23, 2016 (Friday – Saturday)

Regency Ballroom,
1300 Van Ness Street,
San Francisco, CA 94109

The 16th Edwardian Ball returns to the Regency Ballroom Friday and Saturday, January 22 and 23, 2016. The inimitable, description-defying, high camp, whimsical and Edward Goreysurrealistic two-day festival, called the #1 Steampunk Event in the World on Buzzfeed, is a living interpretation and celebration of the stories of the late macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist Edward Gorey.

Friday, January 22, 2016: “The Edwardian World’s Faire”
Our two-night celebration unfolds with the renowned Edwardian World’s Faire. Historic and novel characters intermingle; true-life adventures blend with fantastical lands; live the excitement of the age of exploration, reimagined through the lens of today and beyond. Get lost in our delightful Gaming Garden, where characters, tricks, and games of chance weave a backdrop to steam-powered creations and chance encounters. Revel in a modern day Belle Époque where cultures meet, blend, dance, and collide. A worldly adventure ahead of Saturday night’s Ball, our World’s Faire presents a once-in-this-lifetime adventure!

Saturday, January 23, 2016:
Following our global adventure, we return to our Ballroom for the most decadent night of our season! This is the night that started it all, The Edwardian Ball, presented by co-hosts Rosin Coven and The Vau de Vire Society. Ballroom dancing leads way to stunning performances both on and offstage in a collage of fashion, theatre, music, circus performance, and dance. Each year, The Edwardian Ball presents a featured Edward Gorey tale in an original stage performance. This year’s event takes a unique turn, with Edwardian founders Rosin Coven teaming up with longtime collaborators Dark Garden Corsetry in an operatic presentation of Gorey’s ridiculous tale, “The Stupid Joke.” Expect anything but stupidity as these masters of their craft collaborate in an unforgettable tale of a poorly planned joke gone incredibly wrong…

And in the spirit of celebrating all things Edward Gorey, Ball co-hosts Vau de Vire Society present a series of vignettes throughout the evening paying homage to the most controversial works of the (in)famous illustrator… guaranteed to pop corsets and ruffle coattails!

Cost: $60.00 per night

HempCon San Francisco

January 22 – 24, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Cow Palace, San Francisco

Hempcon is a medical marijuana show catering to those who may benefit from the medical use of marijuana. This will be one of the premiere event of the year with live A-list entertainment & huge amount of exhibits including medical marijuana dispensaries, collectives, caregivers, evaluation services, legal services, educational institutes, equipment, accessories, and many more. Hempcon will be an educational event with a full weekend of seminars and presentations by industry leaders, advocates, and attorneys. Whether you are a patient or someone who wants to get educated more about medical marijuana, you definitely want to be there!

Fee: $40/day

LIBERATING SEXY - Asking For What You Want

Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Aquarian Heart Center
4920 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Wouldn't it be nice to be touched just the way you like it?
How would it feel to have the confidence that you're touching your partner just the way they want it?

In order to know how to touch your partner exactly the way they want it, they need to teach you, and be able to deliver the feedback in a gentle, seductive way that can be well received.

But talking about sex with your partner can be challenging. It may bring up fear of hurting them, feeling criticized or inadequate.

Yet, we all want to be an extraordinary lover and know how to unlock our partner's hidden doors to their most sultry, sensual selves.

In "Liberating Sexy" we will help you discover with your partner how you like to be touched and how to tell them in a way that is seductive and well received, rather than critical. Once we know how to please our partner, we then feel more competent and empowered to be sexually creative with them.

What you will gain from this workshop:
* Learn to tap into and cultivate your own desire
* Practice giving feedback in a way that excites your partner
* Gain confidence and expand your skills in how to please your partner
* Effective ways of intimately communicating needs and desires
* Learn how to tease and slowly build up arousal
* How to overcome constrains around sexuality, passion and desire
* Better understanding of each other's sexual needs and turn-ons
* Build trust with each other, knowing that your partner can tell you what their needs or boundaries are
Feel more confident in exploring the edges of your sexual connection

Cost: $70 per couple by January 10. $100 per couple afterwards

Loveinar – Oakland Workshop

Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Oakland, CA

Have you ever wondered why does everyone attract LOVE but you? If you are like many others you silently ask yourself if I'm so successful why am I still single.  The answer is simple; you have been TRAINED how to succeed professionally, which is why you are probably crushing it in your career, but feel as if you are being crushed in your relationships.  Whether married or single there are male/female dynamics that are at play in relationships that when understood can help you to attract or greatly enhance your relationship - but we have not been trained how to do so...until now.

What I'm getting at is way deeper than dating techniques or gender roles.  Once you are armed with these insights you will be able to transform the quality of your relationships with the opposite sex.  No matter what your past story has been the LOVEinar will help you move beyond dead-end dating and fighting the same fight to being empowered to create the relationships you deserve and desire.

The LOVEinar is a highly interactive session with role playing where you will...
*Uncover what is blocking you from experiencing the LOVE & relationships you desire.  (It's not what you think)
*Learn how to stop sabotaging yourself and develop empowering relationship beliefs.
*Discover what you really want in your relationships and leave with a clear and compelling plan to achieve it.

Have fun as you get real relationship "practice" without the risk of being hurt or breaking someone's heart.

Cost: $350

Spiritual Activation Workshop

Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PST)

440 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

What if you could take a journey of self-discovery that would result in a deeper connection with your soul, immediately felt higher energy levels, clarity of mind, deeper intuition, less physical pain and overthinking, and receive a spiritual and energetic upgrade?

What if you could release your most worrisome issues and situations and connect to an innate state of flow in your life, relationships or entrepreneurial and business ideas?

Within every person is a deep desire to experience one’s own true nature, one’s true source inner power. This power is experienced in life through your own spiritual practice, meditation, yoga, nature or personal development retreats. It can also be awakened through spiritual activation.

This transfer of energy from the teacher brings about the awakening of the individual's own inherent spiritual power, as a process that activates an inner unfolding of awareness that leads to progressively higher states of consciousness.

Yazan is a spiritual teacher and shaman who studied under many masters and received powerful initiations, teachings and activations from enlightened masters from many traditions including Shaolin and Taoist masters, South American tribal shamans, and the third man in Buddhism after the Dalai Lama, his holiness the 12th Kenting Tai Situpa.

Through his energetic work and connecting with these teachers and their traditions, he makes this inner awakening available in his workshops. For those already embarked on the path, it is also the ideal environment to deepen and accelerate your spiritual work intuition to your own life circumstances, to accelerate healing and raise your vibration. People have described Yazan's events as "profound" and "life-changing".

Fee: $250

Being a Friend to Yourself and Others

January 23—24, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Shambhala Meditation Center of San Francisco
1231 Stevenson Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Kindness and compassion are important aspects of being awake and present in our life. But for many of us, self-doubt undermines our confidence and we forget that kindness begins with ourself. It’s good to be reminded that just as self-aggression has a ripple effect outward, so does practicing kindness and appreciation toward oneself.

We often need reminders that genuine kindness to ourself gives us the courage and strength to be present with everything that arises in our daily life, so we can engage in our commitments with enthusiasm.

Cost: $150

Body & Soul – Workshop for Women in San Francisco

Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

The Center SF
548 Fillmore St
San Francisco, CA 94117

Women are craving a place to feel free and connect to our bodies, souls... and a community of like-minded women.
Body & Soul is an inclusive and enlivening experience for you if you want to:
* live a healthier, more holistic or conscious lifestyle
* feel comfortable and confident in your body
* feel free to express yourself
* feel more connected to your femininity
* connect to a group of women who will raise you up

In this class, you will learn how to exude a magnetic feminine presence through yoga, meditation, sensual dance and women's circle elements. 

You will get a chance to explore your body from the inside-out.  This is about feeling good... damn good.
The modern, sensual and enlivening music will help to wake up the part of you that is craving to feel expressed and alive in your body and spirit.  You will learn new ways of moving to help you embody confidence and trust your intuition. 

Cost: $20-$25

Hot Pink Puja

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

2641 Media Way
San Jose, CA 95125

Sample the juicy delights Tantra has to offer. Tantalize your senses while getting high on energy itself exploring your heart, energy and a deeper connection with yourself and others. This is the perfect place to come and explore Tantra whether you are dipping your toes in for the first time or a reasoned pro!
Caroline Carrington's legendary Hot Pink Puja is an interactive experience expanding connections, intimacy and love. You are guided through a series of fun and playful exercises including sound, breath, energy and conscious touch and invited to choose a variety of partners through the evening. Each Puja Caroline creates includes new exercises for a unique experience every time. This event is LGBTQI positive and welcomes singles, couples and triads to join in the fun.

Please bring an item to contribute to our sacred altar and some finger food to share in the potluck. Come dressed in something that makes you feel sacred and sexy.

Cost: $55

Cuddle Party by Cathy Vartuli, Monique Darling & Qigong with Peter Petersen

Friday, January 29, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

San Jose, CA

Cuddle Party is a 3 hour 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 friends from the community.

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

Cuddle Party is a formal, non-sexual event that offers participants an opportunity to explore intimacy with like-minded others. In a relaxed environment, that upholds personal boundaries and maintains a professional atmosphere, at all times, one is encouraged to engage in communication and touch, in a non-threatening, share-affirming environment.

Cuddle Party is a holistic, social environment, which attracts fascinating people from all walks of life. It provides a special and unique opportunity for connection, learning and growth. Come cuddle with us!

Cost: $35 prepaid, or $60 per pair; LIMIT 30 spots. If there is room $40 @ door or $70 per pair @ door

Create Your Dream Relationship Workshop

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM

Villa Torino - Community Room
28 Bassett Street
San Jose, CA 95110

Do you want a relationship that rocks?
Do you want a partner that is all that you have dreamed of and more?
Do you want to clear blocks that may be keeping you from your dream relationship?

If you are single, in a relationship, straight, gay, married, divorced...and answered “Yes” to any of the above questions then Create Your Dream Relationship is for you!

What will you be doing?
What will you get?

In this workshop you will:
* Discover and clear out any blocks that may be keeping you from your ideal relationship.
* Clarify what you truly want and need in a fulfilling relationship.
* Rediscover your value and celebrate you!

Cost: $185 - $300 (depending on time of workshop booking)

Moving into Intimacy

Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Berkeley Hills
Oakland, CA 94705

What if you could be more comfortable in your body, your sensuality, and your expression of who you are meant to be? The universe wants to have pleasure through you. Come open your heart with us. Explore your presence through qigong, dance, conscious touch, intimate conversation, energetic connection and the wisdom of the 5 elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether.)

If you want to feel more trust, sensually fulfilled, and permission to fully express your erotic being come play in this safe and adventurous space. You are invited to connect with people who see you and support you in becoming who you are meant to be. Step into a world of acceptance, of sensation, a world where ALL of you is radically welcomed and reflected back to you so you can see yourself more clearly and with more love.

Please bring water and lunch (extra if you like to share!)

Cost: Love Exchange is $69 for the first 5 to sign up, $99 per person after. It will be $120 at the door if there are any spots left.

Cuddle Party

Sunday, January 31, 2016 @ 2:30 PM -6:30 PM

Santa Clara, CA

Meet fun people in a relaxed environment. This is a workshop where you will learn how to set boundaries with ease and grace. Be your authentic self and say NO to requests or say YES, but know that you will be supported by the group for being your authentic self. You are always at choice. You don't HAVE to cuddle with anyone EVER.

Cost: $40/person or $30/person - if bringing someone NEW