SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

July 2015: Best Holistic Festivals and Workshops

Swing in the Square

Wednesday, July 1, 29015 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Union Square
333 Post St, San Francisco, California

Live music from some of the Bay Area’s best roots bands, swingin’ jumpin’ rockin’ 1930s thru 1950s tunes to get you out on the floor and boogie!

Stompy Jones is a San Francisco based sextet, renowned for their jumpin' rhythm, wailing improvisations, hip charm, retro style, and explosive stage show. Whether appearing at a posh supper club, concert hall, festival or cozy tavern, these journeymen of jump deliver the romping, joyous, overwhelming style of jazz that came to be known as Rock and Roll!

DJ music with Dj Tanoa "Samoa Boy"
6pm: DJ Music
6:15pm: live music
7pm: Dance lesson with Jeff Kroll
7:30pm-8pm: live music

Cost: Free



DAYBREAKER SF - Independence Day Edition

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 @ 6:30am - 9:30am

City Nights
715 Harrison St, San Francisco, California

On Wednesday, July 1st, DAYBREAKER returns to San Francisco.

And it’s time to celebrate independence — our liberation as a country, and liberation from our typical morning routines! To mark the occasion, we’ll have DAYBREAKER resident DJ David Hohme out from NYC, a thunderous marching band, an astonishing magician, and other mind-blowing surprises. Adorn yourself in red, white, and blue, or whatever represents your independence.

Early bird gets the ohm, so yogis: pack your mat and partake in pre-dance yoga with Jessica Kenny from 6:30 to 7:30. Or join us to shake a tail feather (or two) from 7:30 to 9:30.

As always, complimentary coffee, juice, and breakfast treats are on us.

Cost: Yoga + Dance (6:30-9:30) - $35; Just Dance (7:30-9:30) - $25.00



July Dance Immersion Mini-Retreat

July 1 -2, 2015 (Wednesday -Thursday)
Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, California

Kick start Your Independence Holiday Weekend! (Friday July 3-rd is the legal holiday. Come to Dance Immersion and then stay on at Harbin for another day, two, or three.)

Brief schedule:
-Sacred Groove with Baron von Spirit
-Inner Rhythm with Hamid Martin
-Embodied Resonance with Anjuli & Alok
-Contact Improv with Alok & Anjuli
-Yoga for Dance with Sage McClive
-Dolphin Dance with Flow Lesur
-Unconditional Dance with Baron von Spirit
-Floating Meditation (to underwater music)

Please note that all sessions require no previous experience (they are designed to accommodate beginning and experienced dancers).

Dance Immersion offers this wide menu of scheduled activities, but it is not tightly structured. We do not expect everybody to participate in every scheduled activity. This is a flexible retreat with options—each participant manages their own time and flow between the Conference Center and Harbin main side.

Registration includes two weekdays and two evenings at Harbin Hot Springs, one overnight at the Conference Center, a complete lineup of Dance Immersion classes & activities, and access to all Harbin facilities

Cost: $115: Regular; $125: Late (after June 24th, if not sold out)

This workshop is my all-time favorite. Speaking business language, it provides the very best ROI – return on investment, offering you features rich program, numerous unique workshops, Harbin Hot Springs access and basic accommodation all for very bargain price. Note that the group is limited of 75 participants only, so book your space early.


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Honey Root Women's Embodiment Retreat

July 2-5, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
Shady Creek Outdoor School & Event Center, Nevada City, California

Women ONLY!

HoneyRoot Women’s Embodiment Retreat is an annual celebration of Fem-bodiment, Sisterhood, and Intergenerational Collaboration–a place to explore, expand, and truly inhabit ourselves as women; a (re)treat for the Feminine Soul.

Located among the pines, oaks, and maples of Shady Creek Retreat Center near Nevada City, CA, HoneyRoot provides opportunities for us to open our bodies to the wisdom that lives inside each of us and the love that inhabits our collective heart. Through an array of dance, voice, and movement workshops, healing ceremonies, performances, playtime, down time, and up time, we will taste the Yes that lives in our bodies and our interconnectedness.



High Sierra Music Festival

July 2 - 6, 2015 (Thursday – Monday)
Plumas County Fairgrounds, Quincy, California

High Sierra Music has been producing world-class music festivals since 1991. An independent production company based in Berkeley, CA, the organization was founded with the first High Sierra Music Festival, its cornerstone event that takes place every July 4th weekend in Northern California, and remains committed to its grassroots origins by drawing support from its loyal community of patrons, staff, volunteers and non-corporate sponsors. Held in Quincy, CA and celebrating its 20th festival, High Sierra launched as a roots-oriented festival with 20 artists on one main stage and has since evolved into to a 10,000-person event with more than 50 performers on four day-time stages and in four late-night venues. The Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds in Quincy provide on-site infrastructure with opportunities to swim, bike, fish, golf and hike in the vicinity of a quaint mountain town.

Cost: $ 225 / person + $125 / vehicle pass (optional)



Timeless Loving: Intro to SkyDancing Tantra

July 3-5, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, California

This popular experiential workshop for singles and couples is a fun and safe way to begin your tantric journey, become a better lover and create deeper intimacy and more love in your life. Learn tantric techniques – including ritual, communication, and energy consciousness – to integrate spirituality into your life and lovemaking. Celebrate being fully alive in your body, heart, spirit and mind. In a safe and loving environment, we explore:

•           Weaving Spirituality, Love & Intimacy
•           Intimate Communication Skills
•           Breath: The Key to Expanding Pleasure
•           Discover Full-Body Orgasm

Take home with you powerful techniques that you can use again and again to live more ecstatically - in the bedroom, and the boardroom!

Cost: $465



Fillmore Jazz Festival

July 4-5, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Fillmore Street (Between Jackson and Eddy Streets), San Francisco

This is the largest free jazz festival on the West Coast, drawing over 100,000 visitors over the July 4-Th weekend. Groove to the sounds of live music from multiple stages and browse the arts, crafts, food and beverage spanning 12 blocks of one of SF's coolest neighborhoods.

Lineup:

Saturday, July 4, 2015

California Street Stage
           
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM: California Jazz Conservatory Ensemble led by Luis Salcedo
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM: Caili O'Doherty - "Padme" CD Release
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM: Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM: Kim Nalley
             
Sutter Street Stage - Beyond Stage
           
10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon: Blue Grazz featuring Jenna Mammina
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Jungle Biskit
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Jonah Smith
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Sugar Pie DeSanto

Sunday, July 5, 2015

California Street Stage

10:30 AM - 12:00 Noon: California Jazz Conservatory Ensemble led by Dillon Vado
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Tammy Hall Quintet
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Manny Moka and the Band on Fire
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM: Kim Nalley

Sutter Street Stage - Beyond Stage

10:15 AM - 11:45 AM: Americano Social Club
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM: Grace Kelly
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM: Mingus Amungus
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM: Shayna Steele

Cost: Free



Burger Boogaloo

July 4 – 5, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

Mosswood Park
3612 Webster St
Oakland, CA

Burger Records is a rock n roll philanthropic quasi-religious borderline-cultish propaganda spreading group of suburban perma-teen mutants releasing rare to well-done records and tapes since 2007!

Rockabilly kids, surf-punk fans, and devotees of other predominantly guitar-driven, retro-kitschy genres will just about break out in hives at this one. This year's Burger Boogaloo, the two-day Burger Records party that takes over Oakland's Mosswood Park each July 4 weekend, will for the first time have a celebrity host at its helm: None other than the mustachioed patron saint of all things camp, one mister John Waters himself.

Lineup for Burger Boogaloo 2015, hosted by John Waters:
The Mummies
Gories
Black Lips
King Khan & BBQ Show
Untamed Youth
Sneaky Pinks
Shannon & the Clams
The Pandoras
Fe Fi Fo Fums
Midnite Snaxxx
Apache
Nikki Corvette
Guantanamo Baywatch
Trouble Makers
Gooch Palms

Cost: $69/2-days, or $39/daily



Mendocino Folklore Camp 2015

July 4-11, 2015 (Saturday – Saturday)
Fort Bragg, California

Mendocino Folklore Camp is an opportunity to get away from the world while experiencing so many diverse parts of it.  Spend a week in the Coastal Redwoods of Northern California's Mendocino Woodlands.

Experience the joy of relaxing in nature, vacationing with old and new friends feasting, and enjoying the daily dance parties or fun folklore celebrations!

Cost: $885



Healing Yourself with Sound

Sunday, July 5, 2015 @ 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

GUAVA
4210 Holden St
Emeryville, CA 94608

In this workshop, you will discover and practice various sacred healing sounds. They have been acquired from different teachers and worldly traditions. Each set of sounds implement intentions for you to heal your physical and energetic body.

Generating healing sounds raises your level of consciousness by providing you with peace, the ability to communicate effectively, and a deeper listening to your body’s needs and desires. They are tools you can use to raise your vibration anywhere and at any time.

Clearly and transparently, I have provided the outline for you to review. We are going to cover the basics of sound and then delve into the various practices. At the end, there will be a meditation to provide space for some inner and outer reflection. Included is the material to be covered and practiced:

* Vibrational Basics: Frequency, Fundamental and Harmonics
* Tibetan Warrior Syllables: Ah, Om, Hung, Ram and Dza
* The Chakras Bijas with Asanas and Mudras: Lam, Vam, Ram, Yam, Ham, Om, So-Ha
* Healing Sounds from Taoism: Haw, Ho, S, Chew, Sh, Hee
* Basics of Mantra: Ra Ma Da Sa, Sa Say So Hung; Om Namo Shivaya
* Silent and Vocal Meditation: Deep Listening and Awareness

The intention behind this workshop is for you to gain tools that enable you to heal yourself. We all have the capability to do so and this is a chance for you to learn simple and easy methods to transform disease into health. Even if you are familiar with the material, this will be a great opportunity to experience.

Cost: $33





Tango in the Square

Sunday, July 5, 2015 @ 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Union Square
333 Post St, San Francisco, California

Trio Garufa is an international ensemble dedicated to performing authentic Argentine music. They have performed across Argentina, Colombia, Canada and the US at venues such as Yoshi’s Jazz Club, Chicago Symphony Hall, Teatro Leon de Greiff and La Viruta (the largest Tango club in Buenos Aires). Trio Garufa’s repertoire includes Classic Argentine Tangos from the golden era, as well as Argentine Folklore Music, modern Tangos from Piazzolla, Electro-Tangos and original compositions. The Trio’s music is exciting, virtuosic, and rooted in the dance. They have performed extensively in the Milongas (Tango dance clubs) of Buenos Aires. The group includes Guillermo García, guitar (Argentina) Adrian Jost, bandoneon (Switzerland) and Sascha Jacobsen, string bass (California).

Cost: Free



95 RITUALS

July 7-11, 2015 @ 5-8pm (Tuesday-Saturday)

The Hyde Street Pier (part of the San Francisco Maritime Historical Park located off Jefferson St @ Hyde St), San Francisco, CA

“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

inkBoat’s annual Dance on Land will be in San Francisco for the first time this year. Participants train sensitivities and perceptions to become more receptive to the landscape, resulting in an alternative way to address the physics and mechanics of movement.

Performed by inkboat: Yuko Kaseki, Sten Rudstrøm, Heekyung Cho, Joshua Kohl, Crow Nishimura, Dohee Lee, Dana Iova-Koga, Suki O’Kane, Shinichi Iova-Koga and Sherwood Chen; Guest performers: Rova Saxophone Quartet, Oguri and Roxanne Steinberg; Direction: Shinichi Iova-Koga

No two showings the same; audience can come & go, or stay for the entire event.

Founded by Shinichi Iova-Koga in 1998, inkBoat is a physical theatre & dance company built by and with the collaborative efforts of choreographers, musicians, dancers, actors, visual artists and directors. The company concerns itself with everyday reality and invisible influence, cultivating mystery within human experience, merging tradition and experimentalism.

Cost: Free



Night of Feminine Medicine

Friday, July 10, 2015 @ 8:00pm to Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 2:00am

GUAVA
4210 Holden St
Emeryville, CA 94608

A Luscious night of Feminine bass music, exquisite performances, and community connection and co-creation

12:15AM-1:30AM: Deya Dova bringing her transcendent tribal beats all the way from Australia

11PM-12:15AM: ALIA presenting a Feminine Medicine themed show featuring music from the forthcoming album including live vocal performances from Heather Christie aka Cheraki, Aleksandra Dubov, and Eden Amadora along with dance performances from The Serpent Sanctum, Cyrena Giordano and members of the Quimera Tribe, aerialist Erina Love and more.

10-11PM: Amadora Music sharing their special flavor of devotional, archetypal electronic music

9-10PM: Cheraki bringing her soulful downtempo electronic sounds

Cost: Before June 28th: $20; June 28th to July 10th: $25; Tickets at the Door (if available): $30



Restorative Yoga, Hot Stones & Reiki

Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Yoga Tree @ Telegraph
2807 Telegraph Ave., Unit #A, Berkeley, California
 (510) 486-1989

Open up to inner-freedom, grace, and love yourself through a sweet and delicious Restorative Yoga and Reiki healing workshop. Through deep openings in long Restorative postures, you will relax through your entire body and completely soften through your mind and emotions. You will feel stress, tension and worry melt under the hot massage stones. Through the vibrational, energetic healing gift of Reiki, your life force energy will once again flow freely and the light of your heart will shine bright.

The marriage of Restorative Yoga & Reiki leads to a state of receptivity in which the participant’s mind, body, emotions, and spirit harmonize. Restorative Yoga cultivates wholesome states of relaxation and enhanced immune function. Reiki supports the body’s own life force energy and unlocks greater health and well-being. Participants experience a clearing of energetic blockages and leave with a calm, refreshed mind, feeling mentally, physically, and spiritually rejuvenated.

This workshop will be of interest to students of all levels who are in need of physical, mental and spiritual well-being and healing. Students who find other styles of yoga to be inaccessible due to injury, illness, and other concerns, have the opportunity to fully experience the healing benefits of yoga. Students seeking to learn more about how Restorative Yoga and Reiki can make a significant contribution to physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being, find this workshop essential.

Cost: $50 in advance, $60 at the door



Meditation Introductory Workshop

Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 2:00PM to 4:30 PM

Dharma Drum Mountain San Francisco Bay Area Center
255 H Street, Fremont, CA 94536

Chan Meditation Workshop Series - for the Busy and the Stressed …Bring Meditation into Everyday Life…

Busy?  Stressed?  Fatigued?  And no time to enjoy life?  These are just few of the many side-effects feeling by the norm nowadays.  Life does not have to be that way.  When was the last time that you decompressed completely, felt relaxed and refreshed with total enjoyment?  Would you do that more often if you have the time?  What if there are simple concepts and methods that you can learn, practice, and build on, to feeling calm, relaxed and anew, wherever and whenever you need? 

And, at the same time, enabling your surroundings to be a better place to live - because you are better!  Yes, this is all very doable and completely dependent on the decisions you make and the efforts you put in through time into something very meaningful and worthwhile, called Chan Meditation.
Come!  Come join us and embarking on a journey of self-mastery through Chan Meditation with the destination for humanity!  Dharma Drum Mountain in Fremont welcomes you to attend our Chan

This interactive workshop focuses on interlacing short segments of concepts/methods with hands-on practices to maximize your learning while enabling you to connect the learning into practical daily life applications.

In this upcoming Introductory Workshop (2 to 2.5 hours, depending on participant Q&A), we will guide you through the basic tenets of sitting meditation, including proper bodily posture (while sitting on the cushion or chair), relaxation, and an effective concentration method. 

Please wear comfortable and loose clothing to keep body warm and relaxed.

Cost: Free (Donations accepted). Registration is required as workshop group size is limited to ensure full facilitation and participation.



Bachata Sentimiento Party

Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 8:00pm to Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ 2:00am

"DanceVita" Ballroom Studio
85 43rd Ave, San Mateo, California 94403

Join us for this celebration as our team mates after months of hard work and preparation have put together a fun, creative and sexy routine that they will be performing for the very first time!

We are putting together a big showcase with amazing performances from the top dance teams around Bay Area, so expect many great dancers to be in the house.

Bachata Dance Class by the directors of Bachata Sentimiento. Everyone is welcome. No partner or prior experience necessary. It is a fun party for everyone!

Everyone who attend will receive a free raffle ticket with chance to win a FREE full pass ticket to the Reno Latin Dance Fest (January 7-10, 2016).

QUICK SUMMARY:
* Bachata Sentimiento DEBUT Performance!
* Amazing show cases with top dance teams
* FREE fun glow sticks
* Top dancers in the house
* Amazing dance floor, top modern Sound and Lighting system
* Bachata Dance class by Bachata Sentimiento directors
* Delicious snacks to keep you energized all night long
* FREE raffle ticket sponsored by Reno Latin Dance Fest
* Plenty of free parking

SCHEDULE:
8pm-9pm Bachata lesson by Omid and Miriam, directors of Bachata Sentimiento
9pm-2am Bachata party with Bachata Sentimiento team mates, friends and supporters!
Performances start around 11pm.

Cost: Only $12 (includes everything, dance class, social dancing, snacks, glow sticks, showcases and much more!)



Phono del Sol Festival

Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 12pm - 7pm

Potrero del Sol
25th and Utah
San Francisco, California

June 11th at Potrero del Sol Park will be an amazing mix of bands, food, drinks, vendors, and more!
Here is the official schedule for Phono del Sol 2015! Take a look and get pumped.

12:00-2:00pm: Happy Hour (discount beer and cocktails)
12:30pm: Scary Little Friends (Mission Stage)
12:55pm: Tiaras (Potrero Stage)
1:20pm: Everyone is Dirty (Mission Stage)
1:45pm: Mas Ysa (Potrero Stage)
2:15pm: Marriages (Mission Stage)
2:45pm: Heartwatch (Potrero Stage)
3:15pm: Verite (Mission Stage)
3:45pm: Generationals (Potrero Stage)
4:25pm: Sonny & the Sunsets (Mission Stage)
5:00pm: King Tuff (Potrero Stage)
5:45pm: Tanlines (Mission Stage)

Cost: $30 advanced; $35 at the door



Crystal Sound Meditation

Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

Downtown Yoga Shala
450 S. First Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Sound Healing is the intentional use of sound to create an environment, which becomes a space for healing of the physical, mental, emotional and energetic bodies. To become “healed,” simply means to become “whole”. By coupling our intention with sound we are able to elevate our vibration to restore harmony within our BEing. By surrendering to the highest good, we ourselves become that conduit for peace, healing, change and growth.

As you meditate and lie still or sit on your mat, we will work with the sounds and intention to help the body heal on a cellular level. During a session, each person is receiving perfect frequencies through the playing of crystal instruments re-harmonizing the body back to its natural tones.

Suggested donation: $20



Tahiti Fete - A Polynesian Dance Competition Extravaganza

July 11-12, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
San Jose, California

A multinational competition extravaganza featuring participation of over 35 groups from across the USA, Mexico, Japan and Canada. Become immersed in the colors and tastes of Polynesia - a variety of Polynesian craft booths, island foods, hula performances, Polynesian dance and music exhibitions. Featuring Dance and Music Workshops throughout the event and guest artists from Hawaii & Tahiti.

Cost: $22/daily, or $40/weekend pass



Chalice

July 11-12, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
N.O.S. Events Center, San Bernardino, California

Chalice is an event celebrating music, glass, and progression and evolution of cannabis concentrates.

Cost $60/day


Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples

July 11-12, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Fort Mason, San Francisco, California

Do you want to feel more accepted by your partner and have less conflict in your relationship? Would you like to feel like your partner is more accessible, responsive and engaged with you? Is it time to improve your relationship and learn how to communicate in new ways that promote better understanding and closeness?

At our Hold Me Tight Workshop, you will learn and experience how to:
* Affirm strengths in your relationship
* Address negative interaction patterns
* Understand more clearly each other’s emotions
* Recognize underlying reasons for your conflicts
* Learn how to repair and forgive
* Enhance your emotional and physical closeness
* Improve your communication
* Be more accessible, responsive and emotionally engaged with each other (A.R.E.)

Hold Me Tight Workshop is based upon Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples to create supportive, safe, practical, and positive environment for the relationship improvement framework.

Cost: $695



History of Yoga Workshop

Sunday, July 12, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Yoga Garden SF
286 Divisadero St
San Francisco, California 94117
Phone: 415-552-9644

Ever wonder how the yoga postures that we practice today came to be? Or how our modern, studio-based yoga practice evolved from the ancient traditions and texts of the past 2000+ years?

During this illuminating day of inquiry, we will examine the history of yoga and its multitudinous roots by looking at pivotal texts (like the Bhagavad Gita, Upansihads, Yoga Sutras, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika). We will also discuss the many forms yoga has taken over the years--devotional ritual, concentration-based meditation, energetic cultivation, embodied physical practice--as a way of better understanding how we have arrived at what yoga is today. Mostly lecture with some meditation and physical practice.

Cost: $55





Wanderlust Festival Tahoe

July 16-19, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
North Lake Tahoe, California

Wanderlust Tahoe offers famous yoga teachers and top-tier performers in a legendary setting of breathtaking beauty for a memorable summer experience. Festival-goers can enjoy yoga, incredible music, lifestyle talks and the natural bounties of Squaw Valley.

Cost: Full $515



California WorldFest

July 16-19, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
Grass Valley, California

A world of music under the cool, tall pines of the Sierra Foothills. Featuring 8 stages of music from around the world, camping with family and friends, workshops, international food, fine crafts, and the renowned children's program.

Cost: $170 -$205 (depending on time of purchase, including camping)



Love is a Miracle, Level 1

July 17-19, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, California

Level 1: Love is a Miracle is a residential weekend workshop for anyone interested in having more love and intimacy in your life. Communication and connection are keys to love, intimacy and sexuality. Imagine being safely and gently guided to connect deeply and profoundly, first with yourself, and then—as you choose—with others, in an honest, supportive, and open-hearted environment.

Join us for this fabulous personal growth experience, where you will be invited to:
* Remove blocks to intimacy, expanding your ability to give and receive love
* Be your authentic self and create the life you’ve always wanted
* Improve your body image and your self-esteem
* Make the right relationship choices for you
* Ask for what you want in your relationships
* Increase the depth and intimacy in all your relationships
* Embrace your sexuality as a special—and sacred—part of your life

Cost: $545



Northern Nights

July 17-19 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
Cook's Valley Campground Mendocino, Humboldt, California

Northern Nights Music Festival (NNMF) is a 3-day celebration of music, art, food and local culture that takes place annually the 3rd weekend in July. This year NNMF will be July 17th-19th, 2015 at Cook’s Valley Campground on the South Fork Eel River. This area has hosted many acclaimed music festivals and renowned talent over the past 20 years.

Lighting, sound & stage production for the stages is collaboration between the Bay Area’s finest production teams partnering with experienced local talent. Adding to top-notch music talent, NNMF proudly features local & global arts and crafts, a collection of regional craft brews & wines, a mindful space for yoga and meditation, organic food offerings, and local non-for-profit vendors.

Cost: $215



Learn How to Meditate: Techniques for Peace of Mind and Balanced Living

July 17 – 19, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
The Expanding Light Retreat, Nevada City, California

Learn how to meditate for the first time, or learn how to meditate with more concentration and upliftment if you already meditate.

You will learn:
* An effective technique to help you concentrate
* How to sit comfortably so your body is not an obstacle to inner peace
* How to begin a daily practice of meditation
* Ways to experience the benefits of meditation throughout your day
* How to keep your meditation practice fulfilling so that you want to continue
* You will leave with the techniques and understanding you need to sustain a meditative practice.

Your weekend will include physical exercises to aid relaxation, and written lessons to help you get the best possible start on your meditation practice.

Cost: $238 - $558 (depending on accommodations type)



San Francisco International Bachata Festival

July 17 – 19, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Hyatt Regency SFO
Burlingame, CA

Dance festival featuring Bachata, Salsa, and Kizomba styles.
5 Nights of Dancing
3 Dance Workshops
3 Nights of Shows
Dancing until 6am
Presented by Rodchata

Cost: $160 full pass.




First Annual Bay Area Reggaefest

July 17 – 19, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
The Craneway Pavilion
1414 Harbour Way South
Richmond, CA 94804

The First Annual 3 day Bay Area Reggaefest will be at the amazing Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, Ca.  International Reggae Legends and local bay area artists unite to bring a long overdue Reggae flavor to the local festival scene.  Jamaica, Haiti, Africa and the U.S. just to name a few places our artists will be representing.  The music starts at 3pm on Friday and goes until 1am Friday, Saturday and Sunday! 

Don't worry there will be plenty of after parties as well.  The lineup is nearly ready to go.  Just to name a few artists that will be gracing our stage; Bugle, Dexta Daps, Barrington Levy, Romain Virgo, Junior Reid, Freddie McGregor, Lady Saw and Marcia G. 

Many more Bay Area artists will be joining us as well as local vendors from all over the country.  Come enjoy great music, food and people at the First Annual Bay Area Reggaefest. 

Cost: $215 full, or $75/daily



Energy Balance – Meditation and Qigong

Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 5 pm
Westhope Presbyterian Church, Saratoga, California

This daylong program will include two Qigong sessions (morning and afternoon) along with sitting and walking meditation. The focus will be developing skillful and balanced energy through movement and meditation. Medical Qigong is renowned for using the breath, simple postures and movements to enhance mental focus, calm the energies of mind and body, and achieve greater health, concentration, and mental clarity. Qigong compliments mindfulness practices – both supporting clarity, calm, and balanced presence.

Instruction for mindfulness meditation and Qi Gong will be included, so this day of practice is appropriate for both beginning and experienced practitioners. Participants may substitute walking meditation for the Qi Gong sessions if they wish. There will be a potluck community meal around 12:30; please bring a food dish to share.

Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion and mat if you prefer to sit on the floor; the floor is not carpeted.

Cost: Donations



Clear Mind at Work Workshop

Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 10:00am-1:00pm

Kadampa Meditation Center San Francisco
3324 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: 415.503.1187

This course will introduce meditations and techniques to create and settle into the space and peace of your own mind. You will learn practical tools, which can be used in the stress and business of the workplace as well as in our daily lives.  This workshop is perfect for those completely new to meditation providing a relaxing and enjoyable format for all.

Cost: $25



"Shag n' Swing" Jitterbug Swing Dance Workshop

Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 1:30 pm – 7 pm

The Joanne Brown Dancers
33535 Western Avenue,
Union City, CA 94587

The Bay Area's premiere Smooth Style Lindy Hop Swing Dance workshop in conjunction with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

What is "Smooth Style Lindy Hop?" It is the flashy and FUN, but rarely seen-in-the-Bay Area (but often seen in classic and vintage films) style of "jitterbug" swing dancing that survived the end of the Big Band era and flourished well into the Rock n' Roll Era. If you love '50's Rock N' Roll and Rockabilly music, then this the dance style for you!

We will also feature Collegiate Shag, a FAST form of swing dancing that is also flashy and FUN! Utilizing this style, we will show you how to dance to fast swing dance music without "gassing out!"

It is all flashy, fancy, fun, and energetic, perfect for both experienced swing dancers and beginners alike!

Cost: $30 online (before July 11), and $40 at the door
Space is limited to 30 students




Awakening the Heart: One Breath at a Time

Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 12:00pm -- 4:30pm

Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center
1550 La Pradera Dr, Campbell, CA 95008

Mindfulness Meditation has the capacity for us to maximize our potential to be aware of the present moment. This simple and profound practice has been utilized for over 2500 years. Meditation is a learned skill that allows the individual to pay attention to present moment experiences with clarity of openness, curiosity, and investigation to be with what arises. During this last decade, significant medical research has shown Mindfulness Meditation to increase attention and focus, fostering wellbeing, and lessen emotional reactivity.

Participants will explore the practice of developing clarity of attention that allows grasping, judgment, and fear to fall away. This practice can lead to the cultivation of qualities such as compassion, equanimity, wisdom, and joy. There will be instructions for sitting meditation, and walking meditation. We will have time for sharing, community, questions and answers.

This retreat is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced meditators.

Suggested donation: $25


OneTaste SF: Intro to OM Course

Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

OneTaste
1446 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Orgasmic Meditation (OM) is a wellness practice (like yoga and pilates) that is designed for singles and couples to experience more connection, vitality, pleasure, and meaning in every aspect of their lives. People OM because they want to feel more connected, more flow, more vitality, more… everything. The practice is simple, specific, and repeatable, focusing on the clit, the female center of power and pleasure. Every OM is set up the same way so participants can stop thinking, and instead follow the feeling, listen to their bodies, and be present.

The daylong Intro to OM Course is the perfect way to learn the basics of the practice of OM and the philosophy behind OneTaste’s signature practice. Spend the day with two Certified OneTaste instructors.

The one-day course includes:
* The beginning philosophy behind OM
* Introduction of a new definition of Orgasm — the difference between Climax and Orgasm
* Exploration of OneTaste principles: Attention, Simplicity & Desire and how they relate to your OM practice
* The benefits of an OM practice
* The 4 Laws of Orgasm and how they relate to OM and life
* Live demonstration!
* Introduction to the 1 o’clock spot
* Step-by step clothes-on demonstration of OM
* Basic Stroking Technique

Cost: $195



Big Time Festival

Saturday, July 18, 2015 @ 10:00am to 3:00pm

Bear Valley Visitor Center, Olema, CA

Join the National Park Service and Point Reyes National Seashore Association for the annual Big Time Festival at Kule Loklo, a Coast Miwok Cultural Exhibit located just a .4 miles from the Bear Valley Visitor Center. This is a free, family event that celebrates traditional Native American festivals that would bring together local tribes during the summer months in celebration of trade, marriages and more.  Attendees can learn more about the culture and traditions of the Coast Miwok and other local American Indians at a variety of informational booths. Throughout the day demonstrators will exhibit their skills in basketry, flint knapping, clamshell bead making, and more. Traditional dancers from the Intertribal Pomo group and Dry Creek Pomo will also perform a variety of traditional dances. Vendors will also be selling a wide variety of crafts. We encourage you to bring a picnic and relax in this village-like setting.

Cost: Free




Hip Opening Workshop

Saturday, July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Breathe Los Gatos
14107-H Winchester Blvd.,
Los Gatos, CA 95032 United States

Join us for a deeply therapeutic workshop designed to improve circulation, release stress and elevate the health of the body through poses that focus on hips and lower back. Postural alignment in everyday functional movement begins at the hips. Gaining support from the core at the pelvis is the foundation for yoga, fitness, and outdoor recreation. Hip opening poses create agility throughout the whole body. Healthy hips also ease back pain, and relieve stress in the legs and feet. On an energetic level, we carry numerous memories in our hips. In this workshop, we will talk about the anatomy of movement in the hip joint and explore a variety of nurturing exercises that will restore balance and ease from the body to the mind. We will focus on opening the hips through a meditative flow sequence that allows the energy to move smoothly, while building heat, increasing nutrients in the hip joints. The class will move to stationary hip opening poses for a deeper stretch in all dimensions of the hip, and lower back. During the last 15 minutes, the students will enjoy a deeply relaxing guided meditation.

Cost: $50



Central Coast Renaissance Festival

July 18 - 19, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Laguna Lake Park, San Luis Obispo, CA

Get ready to step into the year 1585 when Queen Elizabeth I was England’s magnificent monarch. This is the age of legendary characters like William Shakespeare, Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake and a host of famous Dukes, Earls, Lords and Ladies, and you’ll see them all here in all their finery. Remember to remove your hat as Her Majesty parades though the streets with her stunning Royal Court.

Relax on a shady haybale and watch riotous stage plays and hilarious comedy acts on multiple stages throughout the village. See authentic Elizabethan dancing, plays, singing, a comedy parrot show, juggling acts and buffonery. A special treat this year is a live falconry show. Throughout the village, you will see living history demonstrations.

Cost: $18/day; $25/ 2 days



A Gathering of Men: The Centrality of Choice on the Spiritual Path

July 18-19, 2015
Saturday 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday 7:00 am to 8:30 am

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment,
1146 University Avenue, San Jose, California

Why not live in the highest way? –Paramahansa Yogananda

We are faced constantly with making choices in our life. How do we use our discernment to make the best choices for us, freeing us from unnecessary drama and complications?
How can we arrange conditions to provide clarity for making optimal decisions?

Join the men of the CSE community for this retreat as we explore the topic of choice, and how to apply practical spiritual practices to make choices in alignment with our highest potential and the highest good.

Vegetarian lunch provided.

Cost: Free



Yoga Sutra of Patañjali: Meditation & Liberation

Sunday, July 19, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Yoga Garden SF
286 Divisadero St
San Francisco, California 94117
Phone: 415-552-9644

The ancient Yoga Sutra has become the core philosophical text of modern yoga. Written by the sage Patañjali approximately 2000 years ago, it defines yoga as the quieting of the mental fluctuations of the mind with the intention of ending suffering and attaining liberation.

In the text, Patañjali offers an 8-limb structure (which includes ethical considerations and breath work, as well as concentration and contemplation practices) that offers a complete path for spiritual practice. In this daylong workshop, we will explore this captivating text, and gain a deeper understanding of the ways in which it is still highly relevant to our modern day practice. Mostly lecture with some meditation and physical practice.

Cost: $55


RENEWAL: A Day of Healing, Art and Community

Sunday, July 19, 2015 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fort Mason's General Residence
1 Fort Mason
San Francisco, CA 94123

Top Bay Area alternative health practitioners, practicing in modalities such as massage, acupuncture, reiki, coaching, tarot, and much more, offer 20 minute sample sessions. There will also be workshops, outdoor yoga classes right by the water, a local artistans crafts faire, tea and delicious, healthy food available all day long.

Specifically, Renewal includes:
1-1:30pm: Opening Circle
1:30-5:00pm: a wide variety of practitioners offering 20 minute healing sessions including massage, reiki, sound healing, wellness coaching, tarot and so much more!
1:30-5:00pm:  Workshops, including topics such as tarot, communication, qi gong, and ancestral wisdom.
1:30-5:00pm- Outdoor Yoga classes taught by some of the Bay's best yoga teachers
5:00-6:00pm:  Group Sound Healing Concert

In addition, there will be:
* Vending Fair with local artists and natural products
* Complimentary Tea Service
* Delicious and healthy food available all day long

Cost: $35 in Advanced, $45 at the Door



Art of Feminine Presence: Love Your Essence Workshop

Sunday, July 19, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Mind Body Movement Center
1136 Ballena Blvd
Suite D
Alameda, CA 94501

Nurture your heart, awaken the senses, and relax into the natural pleasure of your body. You are invited to experience a wonderful workshop designed to express your feminine essence through the power of women's circle, embodied movement, and self-love enhancing practices. In this intimate setting, Marcela will guide you in ways that will help you feel sexy, enlivened, and nourished. Each workshop is unique and based on a selection of the 22 fundamental practices of the Art of Feminine Presence.

 Engage with your inner muse and spark your passion. In this 1 Day Intensive you will:
* Express your inner essence through unique practices
* Tune into and expand the feminine energy within you
* Express love energy through your body
* Gain deeper access to your divine source
* Have fun with creativity and feminine magic
* Be a part of a self-love ritual
* Receive guidance on essences and essentials
* And much more...

Cost: $97 before Jun 30, 2015; $197 thereafter



Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples

July 19-24, 2015 (Sunday – Friday)
Esalen, Big Sur, California

Do you want to feel more accepted by your partner and have less conflict in your relationship? Would you like to feel like your partner is more accessible, responsive and engaged with you? Is it time to improve your relationship and learn how to communicate in new ways that promote better understanding and closeness?

At our Hold Me Tight Workshop, you will learn and experience how to:
* Affirm strengths in your relationship
* Address negative interaction patterns
* Understand more clearly each other’s emotions
* Recognize underlying reasons for your conflicts
* Learn how to repair and forgive
* Enhance your emotional and physical closeness
* Improve your communication
* Be more accessible, responsive and emotionally engaged with each other (A.R.E.)

Hold Me Tight Workshop is based upon Attachment Theory and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples to create supportive, safe, practical, and positive environment for the relationship improvement framework.

Cost: $650.00 – $3,550.00 (based on accommodation type)



Odissi Classical Dance and Yoga Workshop

July 20 -24, 2015 (Monday – Friday)
Spring Fall Studios
Saw Tooth Building
2547 8th St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

The daily schedule will include:

Vinyasa Krama Yoga:
A highly authentic Yoga practice of slowing the mind and body by deepening the breath.  The breath leads each movement through the series by gently awakening subtle energy channels, rather than simply stretching muscle tissue.  From asana we build up to Pranayama practices to increase endurance for peak performance, followed by pratyahara and meditation for fine-tuning our concentration skills.  We will open each day with these practices, which will take less than an hour to complete. 

Strength training:
Specialized movements to build muscle and find balance in order to benefit our dance bodies.  These are compiled from Colleena’s extensive background and quest for perfection.  The exercises will include inspiration and techniques from:  Pilates, Classical Ballet training, Indian martial arts (Chhau and Kalaripayattu) and traditional Odissi warm-ups.

Odissi stepping:
The first steps of Odissi, but not the last!
Beginners and professionals alike use this “stepping” practice (20 + 2 basic phrases) to refine one’s rhythm sense, develop precision in footwork, find grace in the upper body and hand movements, as well as build stamina, confidence and dexterity through the mantra-like repetition.

During the final few days of our time together, common movements and short dance phrases of the Odissi repertoire will also be shared to give students a taste of what classical choreography feels like.  In Odissi, choreographies are traditionally preserved through a lineage and slowly passed on over the years. 

Cost: $475 (before June 20) - $525



Pleasuring the Penis: Mind-blowing Techniques for Erotic Massage

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Oakland, CA

Your hands can be your most versatile, sensitive, and powerful tools for bringing pleasure, intimacy, and connection to your sex life. Erotic massage is about more than foreplay. It’s an incredible way to arouse and entice your partner to bring them to new heights. Skillfully using your hands to pleasure your partner’s penis can be thrilling for both of you. Expanding your erotic repertoire gives you many more options for creating delicious, passionate, and fulfilling experiences. Pleasure experts Caroline Carrington and Charlie Glickman will teach you everything you need to be an amazing hands-on lover. This workshop includes a live demo with Caroline and Charlie so you can see all the techniques in action.

YOU WILL LEARN:
* Over a dozen different hands-on penis-pleasuring techniques that will curl your partner’s toes
* Tools for cultivating your confidence so you can bring your sexy self to the bedroom
* How to use your partner’s response to guide what you do with your hands
* Sexy techniques to arouse your partner’s entire body and generate incredible erotic heat
* Tips for overcoming common barriers to pleasure that many people struggle with
* Inspiration for enhancing your self-pleasure practices for men who want to expand their solo sex repertoire.
* How to tune into the enjoyment in your hands as the giver and connect more deeply with your partner
* Ways to create and ride the waves of heightened arousal and expanded pleasure

When you leave this workshop, you will know how to tease, excite, and arouse yourself and your partner. You will have the confidence to take charge and actively create passionate, exquisite pleasure. And you’ll feel incredibly sexy doing it!

Cost: $40



RADIANT LIVING: Kriya Yoga Meditation Retreat

July 22-25, 2015 (Wednesday Evening through Saturday Afternoon)
Full Retreat: 7 am – 8:30 pm Daily
Evening Programs Only: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Saturday Meditation Seminar & Kriya Yoga Initiation: 10 am – 4 pm

Grace Meditation Hall
 Center for Spiritual Enlightenment,
1146 University Avenue, San Jose, California

Be unwavering in your resolve on the spiritual path. Don’t go only halfway or three quarters of the way; go all the way [to God-realization and liberation of consciousness]. Let your devotion to God be like a wood fire that burns long and steady; not like a straw fire that burns brightly, then quickly goes out.  
– Paramahansa Yogananda

This four-day retreat is an opportunity to be immersed in spiritual practices that illumine the mind, balance the body, support well-being and offer the life-enhancing keys to Self- and God-realization.

The retreat includes Kriya Yoga philosophy, practice, & initiation; daily meditation sessions; hatha yoga classes; and experiential afternoon sessions to support a yogic lifestyle.

Evening sessions include Kirtan and meditation; an introduction to Yoga and Ayurveda for radiant living and; a spiritual movie & meditation night.

Commute or stay in a hotel within walking distance of CSE. Limited lodging also available onsite at the Lahiri Retreat House. Pre-registration is required. Register for the full retreat, evening programs only, or the Saturday meditation seminar only.

Cost: Free (donations based)



Tantric Massage: The Art of Ecstatic Touch

July 24-26, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, California

Dedicate a weekend to Bliss, Sensuality & Ecstasy! Tantric touch, ritual and communication are the foundations for this sensuous weekend. As you gently tune into each other, the difference between giving and receiving dissolves into a harmonious flow of your ecstatic energies. This weekend is an ideal opportunity to explore the fine line between sensuality and sexuality, and to deepen your connection and love. Our Tantric Massage includes interactive elements such as eye contact, communication, breath awareness and energy movement along with touching the whole body. By weaving active and passive elements into the massage, a conscious connection between the giver and receiver is formed, bringing around more intimacy and pleasure for both.

Cost: $475




Camp ArtSeen 2015

July 24 -26, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Wildwood Retreat Center
20111 Old Cazadero Rd
Guerneville, CA 95446

What if you could combine the inspiration of art, the beauty of nature, and the camaraderie of like-minded makers, and jump-start your creative engine?

You can, at Camp ArtSeen, the annual, all-inclusive art retreat in the stunning Redwoods of Northern California. It is like art school, without the tests, and without the competitive application process.

Camp ArtSeen is a three-day weekend art retreat that invites you to tap into your creative side and express yourself using a variety of techniques. Along the way we will make new friends, discover new talents, and rekindled our passion for self-expression.

Cost: $800 / person, $1,200/couple



Fundamentals of Daoist Yoga

July 24 - July 26, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Breathe Los Gatos
14107-H Winchester Blvd.,
Los Gatos, CA 95032 United States


The exercises, postures, and principles of Daoist Yoga form the core of most systems of qigong, taiji (tai chi), and gong-fu (kung-fu). It is the oldest continually practiced and documented system of exercise therapy in the world. This ancient Chinese method of exercise, combines static and flowing movements to reinvigorate the body. Learning the fundamentals of Daoist yoga will completely transform the way you approach any form of practice. Our time will be shared between learning the ancient principles on which Daoist yoga is founded, and putting them into practice (mats are optional – sometimes you just need more space!). You will learn yang yoga, including the subtle art of “stretching the sinews” and how to flow like water into and out of postures. You will learn yin yoga: there are actually hundreds of yin yoga postures and many ways of doing them!  You will learn how to connect with your life-energy (qi/prana) throughout your practice as well as where and how to direct it. And much, much more…

Are you interested in taking your practice into the next world? This weekend will do just that.

Schedule
Friday, July 24th | 7:15pm- 9:15pm
Saturday, July 25th | 1:30pm – 9pm
Sunday, July 26th | 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Cost: $300


Far West Fest

Saturday, July 25, 2015 @ 10am -7pm
Love Field Point Reyes, CA

Music Festival in Marine County



Learn to Meditate Workshop

Saturday, July 25, 2015 @ 10 am-1 pm

Ananda Sangha,
2171 El Camino Real,
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Meditation is one of the most natural and rewarding of all human activities. It gives direct, intuitive experience of higher realities, and is the cornerstone of true spirituality. It also brings balance, rest, and a growing inner peace. While its highest and original purpose is to help us awaken our inner, spiritual nature, the benefits to body and mind are well established by medical research.

Practiced on a daily basis, meditation produces profound results on all levels of your being—physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. It connects you with your own inner powers of vitality, clarity, and love.

Ananda’s How to Meditate class will help you:
* Reduce tension and stress at will
* Feel happier, more relaxed, and at peace with yourself
* Improve your health, mental clarity, and vitality
* Develop a more intuitive, heart-centered way of life
* Discover and explore your inner spiritual nature

Whether you are interested in managing stress or in exploring the spiritual side of meditation, you will feel welcome. Small classes and experienced instructors provide a quality learning environment, with time for individual questions and in-depth exploration. Each class includes guided and silent practice time.

Cost: $30



Pedalfest

Saturday, July 25, 2015 @ 11 am – 7 pm
Jack London Square, Oakland, CA

Pedalfest is a free celebration of bikes, cycling, food, family and fun! This fun – filled celebration is for everyone from the recreational rider and casual observer to the seasoned cyclist, showcasing what makes cycling such an amazing activity for individuals, groups and families.

In collaboration with Bike East Bay, enjoy pedal-powered food, a pedal powered sound stage featuring live music, dare devil stunts, a kid’s bike rodeo, safety training, and the most amazing collection of bicycles to be seen from vintage and hand built bikes to high-end customs, sturdy commuters and creative art bikes.

Cost: Free



Reggae on the River

July 30 - August 2, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
Humboldt County, California

Join us on the weekend of July 30 through August 2, 2015 for the 31st annual Reggae On The River. One of the most loved and iconic festivals on Earth, Reggae On The River will delight once again as we celebrate our global community with the best in reggae and world music on the sacred banks of the Eel River at French's Camp in Humboldt County, CA.

Cost: $200 (3-days pass); $250 (4-days pass).



Petaluma Music Festival

July 31 – August 1, 2015 (Friday – Saturday)
The Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds,
175 Fairgrounds Drive,
Petaluma, California 94952

The eighth Annual Petaluma Music Festival will feature:
* 14 fantastic bands on three stages, including nationally recognized artists
* A shaded seating section for VIP ticket holders and sponsors with complimentary hors d'oeuvres, wine, and beer
* The fine beers of the Lagunitas Brewing Company
* Free drinking water
* A variety of specialty food, merchandise, and local business vendors
* State-of-the-art sound system and staging
* A fantastic silent auction and celebrity autographed guitar raffle
* Music artist booth for audience meet-and-greet, autographs, and artist merchandise
* Festival merchandise including t-shirts and posters
* Friday Concert & VIP Dinner featuring Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Cost: $75 / 2 days general admission




Art of Self-Pleasuring for Women

July 31 – August 2, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, California

Share knowledge, joy, fear, and shame surrounding the great mystery of our female energy.

Experience the art of self-pleasuring through guided imagery, Reichain breathwork, Kundalini yoga exercises and non-sexual self-exploration.

Discover and enjoy the beauty and awe of our female expression as we dispel the myth of shame and guilt around our sexuality and self-pleasuring.

Cost: $395 ($350 if paid by June 30) for the weekend and includes indoor/outdoor camping, dinner on Saturday, snacks, beverages, and notebook. Space is limited, pre-registration is required.



OneTaste SF: The Men's Course

July 31 – August 2, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
OneTaste SF
1446 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

The promise of sex is a level of connection, meaning, and engagement that is unparalleled - in one word: orgasm. However, we believe that the definition of orgasm has been unnecessarily constrained. It has been reduced to a 10 second party, an empty destination, when the whole of sex (and actually the whole of life) has the same potential for that level of raw, unfiltered, involuntary response and reception. To us, the journey of Sex, Relationships, and Orgasm are worthy of practice and of mastery.

Whether you’ve taken How to OM and are ready for a bigger bite, or you’re totally new and want to experience a revolutionary paradigm of relating before learning to OM, Ignited Man is the upgrade for the outdated operating system you’ve been taught.

How to OM and Ignited Man are both essential “100-level” courses in Orgasmic education.
Learning how to handle her pussy is equally important as learning how to handle the rest of her.
Imagine what would be possible if you learned to do both?

Powered by the vast research and development OneTaste has accrued in the practice and application of Orgasmic Meditation, Ignited Man is not just a weekend. It is an initiation that will fundamentally shift the way you see the world and illuminate the path to the fulfillment in sex, relationships, and life that we all desire.

Ignited Man participants will:
* Experience a live demonstration of Orgasmic Meditation by master practitioners
* Learn a completely new paradigm for relationship based on the tenets of Orgasmic Meditation
* Uncross your internal “wires" about sex, anxiety, desire and sensitivity and return power to the rightful places
* Learn how to see "360 degrees" of a woman, not just the parts you’ve been trained to pay attention to
* Discover your internal blueprint and how purpose, sex and service can conspire to bring you true fulfillment and discover your own blueprint for how to get there
* Learn how to convert your “problems” into games and enjoy every aspect of relating with women
* Learn the truth about surrender, commitment, and how to relate from “feel vs formula”

Orgasmic Meditation changed everything for us. Men, are you ready to try something new?

Cost: $495