SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

September 2015: Best Holistic Festivals and Workshops in Northern California

Making Sense of Men – Free Workshop for Women

Thursday, September 3, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

See U Cafe
1465 Beach Park Blvd,
Foster City, CA 94404

This event is a MUST for any woman looking to have 2015 be the year when she loves herself, men, and her life like never before.

Making Sense of Men is a 2-hour seminar for you to hear pieces from one of our most advanced courses, The Queen’s Code for Relationships (formerly known as Celebrating Men and Marriage).

During this event, you will learn the answers to these questions:

1) What has men want to take care of us or just want to take our clothes off?
2) Why relationships can start out great and fizzle out?
3) How to decode the mixed messages women get from men?
4) What to do if your relationship is in the toilet?
5) What men are looking for in relationships with women?

Cost: FREE (Women only).


Timeless Loving: Intro to SkyDancing Tantra

September 4-6, 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



Sadhana Practice Immersion

September 4-7, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
2201 Sutter St, San Francisco, California 94115

The art of yoga practice is an uninterrupted, continued practice that is always with you. When firmly established, it become part of your personality, your nature. Like every journey, we must start from where we are and collect the supports, the props that we need to help us continue. These props include a passion for the subject of yoga; an interest in deeply examining yourself and your relationship to the world; and the willingness to let go of your attachments to results. We are supported in these efforts by the strength of a good teacher, a community of like-minded people and our own faith, which is developed experientially through...that’s right...PRACTICE!

Join Heather & Cynthia for a 4-day yoga immersion that will ignite your Yoga Sadhana. We will explore all aspects of yoga, which will including a well-rounded practice of all categories of asana (postures), foundational pranayama (life force regeneration), yoga philosophy and tools to to build a personal practice. Open to all students with 6 months of more of experience in the Iyengar yoga method.

COST: $450


Camp Blues

September 4-7, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Santa Cruz, California

Camp Blues is an educational, recreational, and social weekend for all levels of dance experience. We focus on dances rooted in African movement, seen in the juke joints of the early 1900's, and deeply-grounded in the pulse of blues music. These dances (such as the grind, shuffle, stroll, strut, boogie, and many others) formed the foundation for modern jazz and blues dances.

Have you ever tried learning a new language? It can be a difficult and intimidating process when you find yourself struggling through new words and concepts on your own. It's a lot easier when you learn through immersion--surrounding yourself with the language, picking it up in a fun, social, and supportive context.

At Camp Blues, you learn the language of blues dancing through total immersion. You get to surround yourself with a friendly community of instructors and dancers, in a beautiful setting that allows you to focus your time and energy on your learning, while making friends from around the world who love music and dance as much as you.

Over the course of several days you will grow into your role as a blues and jazz dancer. You will make connections and share experiences with dancers from different backgrounds and skill levels, study with world-class dance instructors, and enjoy practicing your new moves at nightly dance events.

For those new to the camp, or completely new to blues dancing and movement, this is a journey that will completely change your life as a dancer. With activities scheduled from morning until late at night (don't worry, late night activities are optional, so you can get your beauty sleep), Camp Blues is designed to build your confidence and mastery with blues dance, develop your connection to the community, and cultivate friendships that will last for years to come.

Cost: Full 3 Days - $325


WIPEOUTRUN Sacramento 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Cal Expo Center
1600 Exposition Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95815

Crash, smash and splash your way through a 5K course featuring larger-than-life obstacles and elements inspired by the hit TV show Wipeout!

Warning: The bigger the balls, the harder the falls! Do you have what it takes to conquer the infamous Big Balls? How about Wipeout's giant Sweeper arms? There is no shame in wiping out in style! Don't forget about the menacing Wrecking Balls, where you and your team will be dodgin’ balls like it’s your job! Top it all off with the ultimate finish line slide down the 4-story Happy Endings – all of this painfully funny action plus eight more epic obstacles, strategically placed along a 3.1-mile course, combine to make up the epic experience of WIPEOUTRUN!

The course is just the start of your epic day! After you conquer WIPEOUTRUN, experience a fun-filled festival atmosphere including vendor booths, delicious food and refreshments where you can unwind with your friends and catch up on your favorite wipeouts of the day!

Cost: $62 - $87 (depends on when you buy)


Los Gatos Park Dance

Saturday, September 5, 2015 @ 5:30 pm to 10 pm

Oak Meadow Park
233 Blossom Hill Rd, Los Gatos, California 95032

Third Annual Los Gatos Park Dance. Once again featuring The Houserockers and Johnny Neri Band. Bring your family and picnic and enjoy a day at one of our most picturesque parks. Then stay for dancing under the stars.

Cost: FREE


Age of Innocence Ball: A Viennese Ball in Old New York

Saturday, September 5, 2015 @ 7pm to 10pm

Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave,
Alameda, CA

Have an elegant time with Old New York's social elite in the world of Edith Wharton's The Age of Innocence.

For costume inspiration, we suggest watching Martin Scorsese's gorgeous film version of The Age of Innocence and reading the sublimely readable original novel. Evening dress from the bustle era (1870's and 80's) or modern evening dress is admired, but not admired. Elegant American "Old Money," brash and brazen "New Money," both British and Continental aristocracy and gentry, and famous performing artists are all welcome at the ball.

But watch your step. There is gossip everywhere. It is the unofficial Old New York competitive sport!

Bangers & Mash plays elegant rotary and Viennese waltzes, polkas, mazurka waltzes, schottisches, a Grand March to end all grand marches, a Lancers Quadrille, and some lively American mixers and contradances (all set dances and contras will be taught and called at the ball and there will be a pre-ball workshop at 7pm) just to reassert our American patriotism as well as our Continental sophistication!  Bangers and Mash's chamber music arrangements of the great Viennese Waltzes of the Strauss family are divine to dance to and they can play down-home American country dance music like masters of the genre!

Cost: $20.00 in advance (by August 29); at the door: $25.00



Sausalito Art Festival

September 5 - 7, 2015 (Saturday – Monday)

Marinship Park, Sausalito, CA

The Sausalito Art Festival is the top-rated event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your Labor Day Weekend. Meet over 260 artists, and have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and more. Enjoy non-stop musical entertainment from top headliners on three stages, gourmet delights, and fine wines and champagne. The festival is located along the beautiful Sausalito Waterfront.

Lineup
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
Main Stage
MC:  Dan Healy (audio engineer for the Grateful Dead)
Noon - 1:15pm: THE DUKE OF NEW YORK – (DJ set)
1:30-2:00pm: TOM CONSTANTEN (rock)
2:00-3:00pm: QUICKSILVER (rock)
3:15-4:15pm: JAZZ IS DEAD (Instrumental Grateful Dead tribute)
4:30-6:00pm: JEFFERSON STARSHIP (rock)

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm:  Vardo Gypsy Jazz (gypsy jazz)
1:00-2:00pm:  Audry Shimkas (jazz)
2:30-3:30pm:  The Dixie Giants (Dixieland jazz)
4:00-5:30pm:  Swing Set (swing/jazz)

Sunday we will pay tribute to some of the best and most fun musical acts around: The Beatles, ABBA and Tom Petty!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
Main Stage
11:30-12:15pm:  Mustache Harbor (soft rock tribute)
12:45-2:00pm:  Fab Four (Beatles tribute)
2:45-4:15pm:  The Music of ABBA (ABBA tribute)
5:00-6:00pm:  Petty Theft (Tom Petty tribute)

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm: Charged Particles (jazz)
1:00-3:00pm:  Sony Holland (jazz/standards)
3:30-5:30pm:  David Haskell Band (jazz)

On Monday, we welcome the great Jimmy Cliff who will no doubt treat us to some of his timeless hits, like “The harder they come” as well as new music from the album “REBIRTH”.  Wonderbread 5 will send us home with their infectious groovy covers of all your favorite party tunes.

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH
Main Stage
12:00-12:45pm:  TBD
1:30-3:00pm:  Jimmy Cliff (reggae)
3:45-5:00pm:  Wonderbread 5 (dance/party band)

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm:  Romanza (classical)
1:00-2:30pm:  doRiaN Mode (jazz)
3:00-5:00pm: TBD

Cost: $25


Bliss Camp

September 10-13, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday) 
Navarro, California (Northern California)

Come galactivate your heart space and co*create magic at our Bliss Camp four-day gathering at Camp Navarro in the beautiful Mendocino Redwoods. Shake your beautiful bodies with us by the main stage, dancing to the tunes of musicians that live in your hearts throughout the year. Take an inspiring walk through the art gallery and share our visual artists’ thoughts and feelings while they create elevated masterpieces during our magical gathering.


Goddess Spirit Rising

September 10-13, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
American Jewish University, Simi Valley, California

For our second conference – “Earth Mother Wisdom – The Power of Devotion” we are returning to our Mother as Earth, going deep to explore the power of Divine connection through the body and heart.

Become a part of Herstory:
* Attend the workshops
* Experience ritual and community
* Listen to music
* Dance and Drum beneath the stars
* Shop with the vendors
* Take nature walks
* Rest and relax, swim and sunbathe
* Experience community and new friendships

Cost: $225 (lodging and meals extra)


Tantra Beginners Weekend Seminar

September 11-13, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

Learn 22 Tantra Techniques that will transform your sexual love life into one of ecstatic pleasure, harmony and deep emotional connection! No prior knowledge or experience is necessary. There is no nudity in the seminar. The at-home Saturday night practice is optional.

Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving seminars provide the education we never had and always needed in order to have wonderful, real and lasting love, and to rediscover the full potential of our sexual energy. "Rather than a "touchy-feely" course about sex, Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving is a spiritual yet practical guide to being present and intimate with the most important person in your life. Sure there was a lot of discussion of sex, but only in the context of celebrating yourself, your partner, your love and of life itself...this should be required learning for all people."

Have you ever felt there must be something more to sexual loving? In just a few days, you will discover the ancient secrets of female and male sexual ecstasy.You will learn to use sexual energy for increased intimacy, spiritual connection, pleasure, harmony and freedom. Turn sex into a relationship practice of healing energy, renewal and transformation.

Are you tired of chasing weak orgasms? Women can experience longer, deeper, faster and more powerful orgasms. Men can orgasm without tiring ejaculations. You can tap into an endless, spontaneous flow of creative, love energy.

In Ancient India, Tantric sex was taught as an art form that every conscious person must master. Now you can learn these ancient and proven skills translated as a 21st century art form and experience harmonious, joyful union.

No explicit sexual activity or nudity takes place in class; optional homeplay is assigned.

Cost: Single - $495; Couple - $990


International Sound Healing Conference and Festival

September 11-14, 2015 (Friday – Monday)

Kaiser Center Tower
300 Lakeside Drive,
Oakland, California, 94612

3 Days of Workshops, Concerts, Exhibits, Free Sound Healing Treatments and Sound Garden Access.

* Workshops - A nice balance of Left & Right brain workshops to expand the mind and open the heart.
* Concerts - Nightly multimedia events with major musicians to open your heart, light you up, and bring you to state of peace inside.
* Exhibits - Over 30 exhibits with Sound Healers, Sound Healing music, instruments and unique life changing technologies.
* Free Treatments - Six rooms with Sound Healers, Instruments, Sound Chairs/Tables to vibrate you into Bliss.
* Sound Garden - Live Sound Healing Music, Sound Healing Workshops and Activations and more Exhibits.
* Food Booths - Full range of Organic fare.

Cost: $270 (including concerts); $210 (without concerts)


Love, Sex, and Intimacy

Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 10am – 6pm

The SUNCENTER for Well Being
One Mirada Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Workshop for individuals and couples. Intimacy is to the soul as food is to the body. We are nurtured and enriched at the core of our being in the experience of deep connection. When the longing for intimacy is satisfied, we experience wholeness and sufficiency; we are at one with ourselves and the world. In conjunction with a sexual connection, the experience of intimacy can be exhilarating, inspiring, even transcendent.

The shadow side of this connection is the fear of intimacy, which is actually the fear of loss, rejection, shame, or humiliation. These fears are common, even universal, yet their presence need not prevent us from experiencing the joys of intimate contact. It is not so much a matter of eliminating these fears or concerns, but of skillfully responding to them.

How do we maintain an open heart in the face of powerful emotions? How can we redirect and intensify the energy contained within these feelings toward states of heightened awareness? How can we open to the full range of feeling that enters into our experience during these times?

We will address these and other questions that directly relate to our ability to dive fully into the bottomless pool of our heart's truth, and feel love in all its physical, sexual, and spiritual splendor. This course presents ways of understanding and neutralizing patterns that limit intimacy and offer practices to deepen and enhance it. Participants also explore the inner landscape that exists beyond intimacy, that territory of the heart where the deep connection of "two" becomes the transcendent "one."

Cost: $100 if paid by August 28, 2015; $125 after August 28, 2015



Ecstatic Trance Workshop - Experience trance through ecstatic body postures

Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, CA 94952

Join me on the beautiful grounds of the Institute of Noetic Sciences in Petaluma, California, for a mind, body journey to support an introspective exploration into your inner wisdom & presence of spirit.

In this one-day workshop, I will guide you through the experience of trance using Ecstatic Body Postures of our spiritual ancestors to stimulate a “waking dream” state.

Ecstatic Body Postures produce ultra-slow theta waves. With an accompaniment of audible beats at 200-210 per minute, it shus off the left side of the brain, thus allowing an ecstatic trance to occur. This experience enables participants to experience an intense joy felt after a trance & disentangle from stressful daily filters.

Cost: $133


Hold Me Tight Workshop for Couples

September 12-13, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
The Lodge at Tiburon, Tiburon, 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


Seeing and Understanding Asana

September 12-13, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
2201 Sutter St, San Francisco, California 94115

As practitioners of yoga, we often become perplexed about what we are looking at in our own body when we are in an asana. “It does not look right or feel right, but I am not quite sure what I see or how to change it.” Also sometimes when teaching we observe the students but become bogged down with what we are looking at and what we should choose to teach on.

The object of this workshop is to strengthen your proficiency in interpreting what you see and how that new seeing can bring change in the asana. During this 2-day workshop, the skill of “seeing” will develop through asana practice, observation of self and others, discussing and applying.

On Saturday, we will start with the feet and work upwards.

On Sunday, we will start with the hands and move downward. On both days, the asanas and actions from different groups will be explored. Through this process, practitioners will start to train the eyes and develop the skill of “seeing” leading to refined teaching as well as the ability to easily integrate these improvements into one’s own practice.

All levels are welcome.

Cost: Full weekend, $120 until Sept 5/$160 after; Drop-in: $90 per day


Berkeley Shakedown Street festival

September 12-13, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
           
Martin Luther King Jr, Civic Center Park
2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, California 94703

The FREE Berkeley Shakedown Street festival is a tribute to the Grateful Dead. The event features music, food, beer/wine, and vendors! Sep 12th and 13th!!

Cost: Free


Passionate Intimacy: A Couples Workshop

Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Harmonia
2200 Marinship Way
Sausalito, CA

Do you long for the good old days when just a look from your partner could drive you wild with desire?  Are you lacking the fire and passion in your relationship?  Do you want to learn how to really connect with your partner at a more intimate level?

In this one-day couples workshop we will help you reignite the flame with your partner and create a deeper level of intimacy and connection.  Whether you have been together for 10 years or 10 weeks, you will leave this day with a renewed sense of intimacy and will understand how to create and maintain passion in your relationship. 

In this workshop you will:
* Learn how to recognize and respect each other’s shifting boundaries.
* Explore different communication tools that allow each of you to speak your truth
* Learn how to simultaneously connect with your partner on different levels
* Learn the power of touching your partner for your own pleasure
* Explore the interplay between desire and surrender in passionate touch.

Cost: $250 - $450 (couple, depends on a time of purchase)


Tantra 101: An Intro to Core Concepts

Sunday, September 13, 2015 @ 12:30 PM to 6:30 PM

2169 Folsom St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Are you curious about Tantra spirituality and sexuality but don’t know where to start learning? Well you’re in luck! Join us a daylong experiential workshop, in which we will:
* Understand the roles sexuality, yoga, and meditation play in Tantric spirituality
* Explore the concept of the divine masculine (Shiva) and divine feminine (Shakti), and the practice of transfiguration
* Discover how the chakra system relates to types of sexuality
* Learn how to cultivate and sublimate energy
* Discuss the concept of bramacharya, the practice of sexual continence and learn about the pleasure curve
* Discover the seven types of female orgasms as well as male full-body orgasms
* Explore rituals for creating sacred sexual interactions
* Resources to learn more

All exercises are optional and designed to have you feel safe and empowered. There will be no nudity and all physical contact will be kept “PG13”. This workshop is open to singles and couples, folks of all genders and sexual orientations welcome.

Cost: $150



Alchemy of the Body and Spirit

September 14 -18, 2015 (Monday – Friday)

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

Patanjali talks about sukha, “good space” and dukha, “bad space” inside our body/mind. Join Jean Mazzei and Brenna Geehan as you deepen your understanding behind the science of asana and learn how to clear your space in order to be a more effective conduit for joy (jyoti) and resplendence (sri).

Increase your sensitivity and begin to more easily access your “inner voice of truth.” This deep listening brings an increased level of self-healing and clarity, as you learn how to transmit the teachings of yoga, both on and off the mat.

Integrate your highest Self more fully into every aspect of your life and fulfill your life’s purpose with confidence. More advanced pranayama, meditation, and healing techniques will be introduced, with an emphasis on the experiential aspects.

Will be discussed:
* Tantra as alchemy: understanding and application of Tantric teachings and techniques
* Understanding and applying physical and subtle body aspects of asana and pranayama
* Adhikara, sequencing, and vinyasa krama
* Find your voice: application of the yoga scriptural texts, i.e. Yoga Sutras, Shiva Sutras, Upanishads, and Baghavad Gita
* Alchemical integration with Yoga Nidra

Cost: $880, or $790 when you register with your $250 deposit on or before September 1



Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

September 16 – 20, 2015 (Wednesday – Sunday)
Berkeley, California

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five-day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, a rollicking square dance, open cabaret, and the illustrious stringband contest in venues throughout Berkeley.

Cost: Mostly, free admission



The Symbiosis Gathering

September 17-20, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
Oakdale, California (Northern California)

We are ecstatic to announce the return of Symbiosis Gathering to wonderful Woodward Reservoir Regional Park in Oakdale, CA. We have crystallized our intentions, assembled our team and set our date to September 17-20, 2015 for the celebration of ten years of symbiotic gathering!

Symbiosis features an epic lineup of live music, global and galactic bass, house, trance, gypsy and sacred music only 90 minutes from SF. Swim in a crystal-clear lake and dance to an assortment of international acts sure to move your body and touch your soul.  Explore four main stages, kids’ area, cirque theatre and comedy, gourmet organic food, yoga and dance classes and inspirational workshops for all things mind, body, and spirit. And Symbiosis boasts more art than you can shake a stick at!

Cost: $240 - $500


Nudestock Music Festival

September 17-20, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
Laguna Del Sol, 8683 Rawhide Ln Spc 1,
Wilton, CA 95693

Laguna Del Sol — the clothing-optional resort with four glistening pools, a restaurant, nightlife, camping and a recreational lake where people kayak and fish in the buff — is a summer refuge for its 1,800 members who seek either solitude or a lively party.

Nudestock Music Festival is held each year the second weekend after Labor Day, representing an exciting mix of the nice environment, pleasure of having clothing optional, and eclectic music festival with numerous famous groups and activities.

Cost: Rooms - $68/day, campsites $8/day, RV site with facilities: $14/day + $30/person daily rates.



Silent Meditation Retreat

September 17-20, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, North San Juan, California (Northern California)

Yoga masters describe God as ever-existing bliss consciousness. Silence is the altar upon which we develop our communion with that Bliss. Keeping silence is an acknowledgement that nothing that we think or express can adequately express the Truth. Silence helps us to see ourselves more clearly, to see the course of our thoughts and the currents of our hearts. Together with the techniques of Raja yoga, we have a powerful opportunity to use the energy of our bodies, our breath, our will and our concentration to work our way back to our True Nature.

Silent retreat attendees will receive basic instruction in meditation to explore throughout the retreat, as well as access to structured group meditations, which are encouraged but not mandatory. Yoga postures are led each morning.

Cost: Private Cabin (single guest): $110; Private Cabin (couple): $160; Tent: $50


Art of Marriage Event

September 18-19, 2015 (Friday – Saturday)

Valley Church
10885 N Stelling Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014

This is a two-day event:
* Friday, September 18, 6-9:30pm (evening only) and
* Saturday, September 19, 9am to 5:30pm (all day)

The Art of Marriage Event (by Family Life™ at theartofmarriage.com) is a video experience that combines dramatic stories, real-life testimonies, expert interviews, humorous vignettes, and other teaching methods to lay out God's design for marriage in a fresh, engaging way. 

Build on what is already working well...Restore and refresh what’s not working well...Overhaul what's broken. Do not just survive marriage--learn to thrive! If you are a parent...building and maintaining a healthy marriage is essential to successfully parenting healthy children into healthy, successful adults.

No group discussion...private...personal.  Couples (or Individuals) are alone during break-out sessions, including a private 'picnic' lunch...

Six Dynamic Video Sessions:
Session 1: Love Happens (Purpose of Marriage)
Session 2: Love Fades (Drift to Isolation)
Session 3: Love Dances (Roles)
Session 4: Love Interrupted (Communication)
Session 5: Love Sizzles (Romance and Sex)
Session 6: Love Always (Legacy)

Cost: $30 - $42


Unity Festival

September 18-20, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

15905 River Road,
Guerneville, Ca 95446

The Unity Festival is a three-day music festival focusing on energizing the human spirit, and unifying our sacred spirit, through music, dance, art, education and helping our youth and community. It will feature some amazing artists from around the world, and from a variety of genres. They all come with a positive message to inspire our growing community of people coming together uniting to promote conservation, stewardship and restoration of our planet. They focus on interaction with others and celebrate unity through diversity.

Cost: $165 / 3-days pass with camping; $35/45/ daily ticket

Love is a Miracle, Level 1

September 18-20, 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


Monterey Jazz Festival

September 18-20, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
Monterey Fairgrounds,
2000 Fairground Road
Monterey, California

More than 500 top jazz artists perform throughout the weekend on 8 stages spread throughout the grounds. Nearly every major artist has appeared at Monterey, with many memorable performances.

Outdoor venues include the Arena (Jimmy Lyons Stage), the Garden Stage, the Jazz Education Pavilion on the West Lawn, and the Courtyard Stage. Indoor venues include the Night Club (Bill Berry Stage), Dizzy's Den, the Jazz Theater, and the Coffee House Gallery.

The Arena features 5 concerts throughout the Festival weekend, each concert is approximately 4 hours long. All Arena Seating is reserved seating. Arena Packages and Tickets also allow access to 7 additional Grounds stages and all Grounds activities at no extra cost.

Cost: Varies



Contact Yoga Fall Retreat

September 18-20, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Sierra Hot Springs

Contact Yoga instruction is a unique blend of partner stretching, contact improvisation, acrobatics, and Thai massage that helps you develop trust, strength and flexibility. Practices will include deep partner stretching and balancing, therapeutic touch, and improvisational movement geared towards opening to greater levels of joy, freedom and presence.

What is included?
* Camping among the pine trees or camping indoors in the cozy practice space
* Full use of Hot Springs and sauna 24 hours/day
* Morning meditation and yoga
* Afternoon Contact yoga classes on Sat. & Sun.
* Cacao ceremony and Dance Journey Saturday night
* Hiking on local trails
* Delicious catered brunches will be included in our retreat.

Cost: $340


TBD Festival 2015

September 18 - 20, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

The Bridge District
Riverfront St
West Sacramento, CA 95691

TBD fest began as “launch” in 2007, a small, one-day celebration of Sacramento’s creative community. Over the past seven years we have grown this event into a major market music festival with a line up and experience that rivals some of the best in the country.

Line-up includes performances by:
Pretty Lights • Chromeo • Chance The Rapper • Tears for Fears • Cut Copy • The Glitch Mob • Tyler the Creator • RATATAT • Madeon • Death Grips • Purity Ring • A-Trak • Tycho • Mobb Deep • Dinosaur Jr • Dr. Dog and many more!

Sure the line-up is stacked, but TBD is much more than a multi-day concert, TBD is a showcase for all things creative: artists, boutiques, chefs, craft beer, craft cocktails, wine and more.

Cost:  3-day pass $189


Mindful Investigation

Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 9:30 am – 5 pm
Foothills Congregational Church, Los Altos, California

This daylong program is part of a six-month series of daylong events devoted to nurturing meditative investigation skills, and exploring the nature of mind and body, suffering and its causes. Each daylong event stands on its own, and newcomers are always welcome. Beginners are especially encouraged to attend the morning sessions when more meditation instruction is offered.

This daylong program will include sitting and walking meditation, instructions, teachings, and opportunities for individual meetings with the teacher. This practice day is appropriate for new and experienced meditators, drop-in participants, and dedicated Walking the Path members.

There will be a potluck community meal at 12:30; please bring a food dish to share.

Everyone is welcome. Chairs are provided. Bring a cushion if you prefer to sit on the floor.

Cost: Donations


Vitality & Chocolate yoga retreat

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Fireside Room, Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 East Charleston Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306

A day away for yourself
* Awaken & boost your energy
* Savor your resources
* Recharge
* Digest the deliciousness of your practice

There are SO many ways to feed yourself ... explore yoga modalities that energize, refresh, strengthen & restore. Yummy home cooked vegetarian lunch prepared by Cathy Gregory...and Chocolate Tasting!! Free time after lunch to explore the labyrinth & magical playground.

Cost: $109

All levels welcome, class limited to 24


Dancing Poetry Festival

September 19, 2015 @ Noon-4:00pm

Palace of the Legion of Honor’s
Florence Gould Theater
100    34th Street, San Francisco, CA 94121

The 22st Dancing Poetry Festival is a showcase for prize winning poetry and visual art partnered with inspired dance.  Original artworks on canvas and silk will be featured by being woven into choreographed performances. The Dancing Poetry Festival is unique in the United States in presenting poetry and dance as a unified art form as its primary focus.

Prize winning poets from throughout the USA and from different countries will be invited to read their poetry at the podium. At least 10 additional acts of poetry and dance as a unified art form will be presented.

Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students


Peace in the Park 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Spreckels Temple of Music
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118

Peace in the Park festival brings together the diverse San Francisco and surrounding communities to unplug and explore activities of peace and happiness in a fun, inspiring and healthy atmosphere. The festival was created in response to the growing concern - we are an overly stimulated, ADD-afflicted and tech-saturated culture.

The 3rd annual festival will feature world music and visual artists; tai chi, hatha yoga; life-changer seminars, arts, crafts, exhibits by local non-profits and meditation experience. At the majestic Bandshell of Golden Gate Park, this event will demonstrate how to nurture peace and happiness even while living in a fast-paced urban environment. You will be among some of the best artists, scientists, peacemakers and policy makers in the Bay Area at this event. The festival is offered free of charge by a coalition including Brahma Kumaris, SF Parks Alliance, Institute of Noetic Sciences, United Religions Initiative, Creative Canopy, Interfaith Center at the Presidio and Yoga Tree of SF.

Cost: Free


Beaverstock 2015 Festival

September 19-20, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Castoro Cellars
1315 N Bethel Rd
Templeton, CA 93465

Come out and enjoy two days of live music in the vineyard!
Doors open at noon both days and enjoy live music from 1pm-9pm. 

Lineup:
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Dawes 8PM
The California Honeydrops 6PM
SambaDá 4:15 PM
The Bills 2:30PM
The Tipsy Gypsies 1PM


Sunday, September 20, 2015
WAR 8PM
La Santa Cecilia 6PM
Birds of Chicago 4:15 PM
The Brothers Comatose 2:30PM
The Mother Corn Shuckers 1PM

-Bring a low back lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the concerts!  No seating provided.   Higher back chairs will be allowed at the back area of seating ONLY.
  -Food and wine will be available for purchase.  No outside food or beverages allowed.  Purses and backpacks will be subject to search.
-Admission ticket (one day or two day) includes complimentary parking and a full day of live music!

Cost: $40 – single day, or $60 full.



Art in Nature Festival

Sunday, September 20, 2015 11am to 5pm
Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California

A Free Multidisciplinary Arts Event located at the Stream Trail of Redwood Regional Park, Oakland, California.

Art in Nature is a full day interdisciplinary, interactive, site-specific, multi-sensory, inter-cultural, and inter-generational immersion into art, nature, and the nature of art.

Stroll along the mile-long Stream Trail, experience art in nature, and delve into the nature of art throughout 12 theme areas featuring music, dance, sculpture, painting, martial arts, poetry, body painting, circus arts, theater, visual arts, storytelling, arts & crafts, kids activities and more.

Experience an immersion into art, nature and the beauty of creating. Take a walk, enjoy nature, explore your own creativity and see a variety performers and artists in action!

The best way to get to the festival is by Shuttle Bus from Merritt College, 12500 Campus Drive, Oakland, CA 94619 Admission and transportation is free.

Cost: FREE



Comedy Day in the Park

Sunday, September 20, 2015
Sharon Meadow
320 Bowling Green Dr.
San Francisco, CA


The biggest single-day comedy event of the year in San Francisco is this annual five-hour free comedy show in the park with over 40 comedians.

Every year is different, but past surprise guests at Comedy Day have included Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Dave Chappelle, Eddie Izzard, Patton Oswalt, Ellen DeGeneres, Kids in the Hall, and many others.

Cost: Free


Developing Your Mantra: Owning Your Needs and Wants

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

1554 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Are you unsure of what your wants and needs? Do you feel frustrated because you comfortable asking for your wants and needs but doing so has you feel too available or left to always take the lead? When trying to express your wants and needs, do you get tongue-tied and have difficulty expressing yourself?

In Developing Your Mantra: Owning Your Needs and Wants, we start where How to Be a Feminist in the Bedroom left off, diving further into understanding and expressing your needs and wants.  Increasing self-awareness and developing skillful communication techniques will lead to deeper intimacy and heightened sexual satisfaction!

Develop a mantra to describe your metta wants and needs in a way that feels authentic and empowering

Practice asking for what you want and need, roleplaying various challenging scenarios

All exercises are optional and designed to have you feel safe and empowered. There will be no nudity and all physical contact will be kept “PG13”. This workshop is open to singles and couples, folks of all genders and sexual orientations welcome.

Cost: $30 per person or $50 per couple


Multi-Oh Tantric Massage

September 25-27, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, California

Would you like to learn how to be a skillful, multi-orgasmic lover who effortlessly rides the waves of sexual ecstasy and transforms lovemaking into a spiritual experience? Our Tantric Massage is known as the art of ecstatic touch. Multi-Oh Tantric Massage takes this art form to a whole other level of ecstasy – tapping into our unlimited potential for infinite pleasure! In this seminar we experiment with hands-on techniques to expand our capacity for ecstasy and being multi-orgasmic while giving and receiving a whole-body massage.

Cost: $475


Reichian Therapy & Kundalini Yoga Intensive

September 25-27, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
Harbin Hot Springs, Middletown, California

Come Alive to Your Sexuality and Joy of Life! Master Reichian therapists Michele T Newmark and Dr. Siri Gian Khalsa bring to you the work of Dr Wilhelm Reich in a Reichian therapy intensive, including Kundalini yoga.

Come for a potent weekend releasing and enlivening through breath and Kundalini yoga practices. Renew your presence of being and reignite your passion and vitality experiencing the breathing of Reichian therapy sessions. Many participants gain skills and practices, which greatly enhance their personal and their professional practices. Enjoy the beauty and healing of the Harbin waters.

Cost: $400


Erotic Partnership Retreat

September 25-27, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
IONS EarthRise Retreat Center,
101 San Antonio Road,
Petaluma, CA 94952

Are you looking for a weekend workshop that will help you improve your relationship overall and lead to a better sex life? Do you want to remember the depth of your love and then take it further?

This retreat starts with emotional connection, offers a structure for how to connect sexually, and will give you tools for staying connected. A weekend of heart-centered sexuality training.
No one weekend makes a relationship. Yet there are seminal times in a relationship that shift the direction or catalyze an important quality. This three-day, two-night retreat will provide understanding, concrete practices, and an opportunity to remember how easy love can be. Our focus will be creating emotionally connected sexuality — being friends, partners and lovers. This is what we call erotic partnership.

We will approach both sexuality and personal transformation scientifically as well as emphasizing romance.

During this retreat, you will:
* take time to clarify intention.
* practice giving and receiving affection.
* move gently from sensuality to sexuality.
* practice effective communication while bridging emotional connection with erotic exploration.

Couples are guided in increasingly intimate private conversations, then offered private "homework" assignments that deepen into the erotic. We help couples plan a special date for the Saturday night of the weekend. This date will offer an opportunity to practice moving through the stuck places in your sexual relationship and to create a template for ongoing transformation.

Cost: with Food and Lodging is $1,200 per couple; with Food only (no lodging) is $975 per couple.


Oktoberfest by the Bay

September 25-27, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)
Pier 48, SoMa
San Francisco

This is one of the top ten Oktoberfests in the US. Come for the best in German food and drink, stay for the music, singing and dancing. This year's event will be headlined by the 21-piece Chico Bavarian Band, because why not? It is Oktoberfest for a reason.

Cost: $25/day



Weekend to Remember (Family Life)

September 25 - 27, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Double Tree Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way Sacramento, CA 95815

Life has a way of overwhelming a marriage. Jobs, kids, activities, errands. Before you know it, checking your e-mail is more important than carving out a date night. FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway is a chance to make a change. It’s a time to rediscover each other and find more intimacy in your life together.

Connect:
When you arrive for the weekend, we will help you step away from daily life. Cell phones are turned off. To-do lists are forgotten. You will find it is a warm, engaging environment that is all about making progress in your marriage, not placing blame.

Discover:
What you and your spouse will hear during the Weekend to Remember® is not just one couple’s opinion on marriage. Instead, it is the result of more than three decades of biblical research by a team of men and women who distilled what it takes to have a successful marriage and family.
The Weekend to Remember getaway is not a large counseling session, and you will not be asked to participate in small groups. Rather, you will receive marriage-changing principles that you can take home and apply to your daily lives that will strengthen your marriage. During the weekend, you will learn how to:
•             Receive your spouse as a gift.
•             Clarify your role as a husband or wife.
•             Resolve conflict in the relationship.
•             Maintain a vital sexual connection.
•             Express forgiveness to one another.
•             Increase your commitment, creating an even deeper level of intimacy.
Our speakers will show you exactly how to pursue a marriage that really works through stories of their own breakthroughs and blunders. Every couple drives away with a roadmap to a great marriage. We want you to leave the weekend with encouragement, hope, and practical tools to build and grow your relationship. That is why we call this a Weekend to Remember.

Cost: $149.99 per Person Plus Optional Hotel $95 per Night


Dry Diggings Camping and Music Festival

September 25 -27, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

El Dorado County Fairgrounds
100 Placerville Drive
Placerville, CA 95667

Dry Diggings is brought to you by the same team that brings you California Roots Music and Arts Festival. Come out and experience our new adventure...Dry Diggings a Camping, Music and Beer Experience in Placerville, California on September 25-26 at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. 

Artist include Tribal Seeds; Collie Buddz; Nahko and Medicine for The People; J Boog; Don Carlos; Zion I; Through The Roots; Josh Heinrich; Hirie; Makua Rothman; Seedless; Thrive; Inna Vision; Leilani Wolfgramm; Mystic Roots; Arise Roots; Element Of Soul; Skanks Roots Project; Brodi Nicholas.

Cost: $105, including camping


Redwood City 8th Annual Salsa Festival

Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway St, Redwood City, California 94063

Redwood City is going to be sizzling during its 8th annual Salsa Festival, on Saturday September 26th, 2015. Multiple stages featuring a variety of music, including Salsa, Latin Jazz and Reggae, will fire up Redwood City with music and dancing all day long. Amateur and professional Salsa Chefs will compete for fun, prizes and Salsa Glory, at the mouth watering and exciting Salsa Tasting & Competition, where the public takes part in the judging. Public tasting is from 12-5pm, but come early to be sure to sample the most popular! Along with tasty salsa, local restaurants will also offer their delicious fares throughout the day. The festival features public Tequila Tasting, FREE hands-on art projects, a Children's Play Area complete with bounce houses, and much more. Redwood City's Salsa Festival guarantees a fun-filled day of tongue-tingling salsa, great activities, music, entertainment, dancing, food, beverages, and a wonderful time for the entire family from noon until 8 pm.

Music spread throughout downtown!

Cost: Free


Death and Dying Workshop

Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 10:00am-1:00pm

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

Despite the inevitability of our death and the complete uncertainty of its time or manner, few of us give it a moment thought until it is too late.

In this workshop, we can learn how coming to terms with our mortality enriches our life and enables us to meet our passing with dignity, confidence, and joy.  We can be inspired to live a pure, liberating lifestyle in which every moment is meaningful.

Cost: $25


Reiki Healing Night - Open to All!

Saturday, September 26, 7pm – 9pm

Reiki Energy Healing,
1780 Clear Lake Ave. #242,
Milpitas, CA 95035

Bring your friends and loved ones to our Reiki Healing Night where all will:
- Get a brief introduction to Reiki
- Hear stories about how Reiki has affected others
- Get a healing attunement
- Feel refreshed and energized

Cost: $10 suggested donation

SPACE IS LIMITED - please RSVP to reserve your seat. No previous experience is expected.
Other Reiki practitioners are welcome!


Learn to Meditate Workshop

Saturday, September 26, 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



Holi Festival of Colors Santa Cruz

Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
San Lorenzo Park
137 Dakota Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060 

Mantra Bands, DJ's, Interactive dance, Yoga, Cuisine, Color Throws, Free Hugs, Lotsa Love. World's Happiest Event.

Cost: Single Entry $5.5 & Kids 12 & Under Free


Using Essential Oils Topically on Acupressure Points

Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Holistic Medical Arts
3326 Dwight Way,
Berkeley, California 94704

Essential oils are powerful agents for healing and transformation. We will explore using oils on specific acupressure points to address imbalances in the body. This class will focus on treatment protocols for a tension, depression, moodiness, and dissociative patterns. You will leave with tools you can apply immediately with yourself, friends, clients, and family. This compact class from 2pm to 5pm is great for beginners with no prior healing experience as well as Reiki practitioners, bodyworkers, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and other medical providers.

This event will be followed by an optional open house potluck, equinox sun set ritual, and free musical event with Strings Of Her Vina from 5pm - 10pm.

Cost: $50, bring a friend free, if you share this event on Facebook.


Holistic Arts Fair

September 26-27, 2015 (Saturday-Sunday)

Community of Infinite Spirit,
1540 Hicks Ave.
San Jose, CA

The Holistic Arts Fair is a health, psychic, spiritual and visionary art fair all in one. An art, health and spirit fair. The Arts of being and becoming Whole! (some people spell it wholistic).

At the Holistic Arts Fair, you can get readings and healings, health products, exciting crafts and visionary art, and lots of resources and info on metaphysics, spirituality, peace, and ways to transform yourself and your world. As always, remember to visit exhibits on the back patio, inside the house, and out front along Hicks Ave, as well as along the sanctuary (lecture hall), and our new spaces inside the sanctuary. Do not miss our special silent auction.

We will have about 60 exhibitors, and a dozen free lectures, performances and workshops, including a special performance by Teed Rockwell, formerly of Geist. We also present a special Crystal Bowls Meditation event.

Cost: FREE


The Art & SCIENCE of Love: Weekend Couples Workshop

September 26-27, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Acqua Hotel, Mill Valley, Marin County, California

This comprehensive, science-based couple and marriage workshop & retreat is appropriate for premarital, engaged, married, cohabiting, gay, straight, happy or struggling couples.  All of the ideas presented to you will be grounded in sound and extensive research brought to you from the Gottman Relationship Institute. You will learn what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable.

~ No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple. ~

You will learn how to...
* Foster respect, affection and closeness
* Keep conflict discussions calm
* Build and share a deeper connection
* Break through and resolve conflict gridlock
* Strengthen and maintain success in your relationship

Cost: $645 per couple until three weeks prior to workshop, $695 per couple thereafter.


Shoden Reiki (Reiki 1 Class)

September 26 – 27, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

Vibrant Reiki Healing Studio
399 Arguello Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94118

This playful, powerful and thorough introductory reiki class connects you to reiki and teaches the fundamentals of reiki ideas, history, and techniques. You’ll experience reiki energy, and be able to treat yourself and others for the rest of your life. Includes discussion of five main ideas, reiki attunement, lots of experiential practice time, teaching materials, reiki certificate, and is held in a safe and nurturing space. Feeling reiki flowing through your hands for the first time is magic – and we laugh a lot!

By the end of class, you have received your reiki teaching materials, a shoden level (reiki I) attunement, given and received full reiki treatments, been presented with your reiki certificate, and are a reiki I practitioner for life.

Cost: $333


Lineage: An Open Floor Women's Workshop

September 26-27, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Western Sky Studio
2525 Eighth St #13A
Berkeley, CA

We all carry the remnants of our feminine lineage in our bodies: the stories, the stories, the joy, the heartache, the accomplishments, the desires, the tenderness, and so much more. Each woman who came before us has contributed in one way or another to who we are today. So here we stand at a crucial crossroads between the past and the future, a place where we can make a powerful choice to take what has served us and transform what has not.

Join us as we gather together at the forefront of our own history (or in this case, HERstory), turning toward and embodying our ancestry ~ moving it, breathing it, and giving it life. Through the Open Floor Movement/Dance Practice, inquiry and experiential exercises, we will give voice to that which lives within us, awakening the wisdom that has been there all along.

All levels of experience welcome (although it is recommended to experience some sort of conscious dance class before this workshop).

Women ages 18 and up.

Cost: $160 before August 26; $175 thereafter (space permitting)


Bay Area Blues Festival

September 26-27, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

Main Street from Alhambra Ave. to Court St.
Martinez, CA

We are excited to announce the merger of two great Festivals, the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival.

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

The new Festival is the Bay Area Blues Festival and will be held in Historic Downtown Martinez, CA on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2015, from 10 am to 6 pm.

The event will feature amazing Blues music on two stages, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, Gourmet Food booths, local Restaurants, community booths, hands on kids activities and rides, a Farmers Market, bistro style seating areas, craft beer and fine wines, and of course street painting artist that will create spectacular chalk art with a Blues theme and the traditional Italian theme. There will also be an area within the chalk art section for kids to create their design and have some creative fun.

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

Cost: FREE



Erotic Breathwork Workshop for Women

Sunday, September 27, 2015 @ 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Oakland, CA

Breath is an anchor, a vehicle, a springboard. Breath is the glue that keeps us in our bodies & connects us deeply to those around us. In this 4 part class, we will delve deeply into Erotic Breathwork: a meld of rebirthing, Taoist, & Tantric Breathwork techniques. You will learn how to use the breath to access your erotic energy & how to use the breath to circulate erotic energy. We will go over chakras & energy systems.  We will also discuss the difference between the sensual, the sexual, & the erotic.

Please wear comfortable, loose clothing. There will be no nudity or sexual activities in this workshop.

Cost: $60 - $100 (sliding scale)