SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Happy New Year 2016!

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

Happy New Year!

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

Happy New Year 2016!

Dead Hookers Ball

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

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

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

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

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Cost: $12

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

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

The citadel
181 Eddy St 
San Francisco, CA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $20-$25

USS Hornet's New Year's Eve Celebration

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

USS Hornet Museum
707 West Hornet Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501

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

Cost: $50

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IMAGINE: New Year's Eve 2016 @ Payne Mansion

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free (Plush Lounge Seating)

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

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

Sweets Ballroom
1933 Broadway,
Oakland, California 94612

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $15

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Galaxy Radio – Free Space Dance Disco Party!

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

The Knockout
3223 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94110

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

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

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

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

Cost: Free

Long Tome Choir & Ritual 1

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

Subterranean Arthouse Collective
2179 Bancroft Way,
Berkeley, California 94704

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

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

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

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

Cost: Donations

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Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz - Solstice Tribal Jam-Down

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $15-20 at the door

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Harmonia Holiday Soiree

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

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

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

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

Liquid Love Drops (Jocelyn)
Dave Mak

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

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The Power of Presence: A Day of Movement & Meditation

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $75 - $110 sliding scale

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Winter Solstice Holiday Party

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

Sausalito Seahorse
305 Harbor Dr,
Sausalito, California 94965

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

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

Dance of the Soul Celebrating Winter Solstice

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

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

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

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

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

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

Performances and Sema begin promptly at 6:30.

Cost: $15 -$20 (sliding scale)

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Feast of the Senses! Tantric Workshop

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

131 Seaside St.,
Santa Cruz, CA95060

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

Cost: $20 per Person $30 per Couple

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The Divine Within ~ Free Meditation and Healing Evening in Cupertino

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

Intrahealth Chiropractic
21020 Homestead Rd # 2
Cupertino, CA

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

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

Cost: Donations

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

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

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

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

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

9PM Adjourn

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

Cost: $5 - $15 (sliding scale)

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

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

Sandbox Suites
404 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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

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

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

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

And we will answer. Fully.

Cost: $25

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Foot massage exchange and cuddling party in Cupertino

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

21020 Homestead Rd # B,
Cupertino, CA

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

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

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

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Tango Jump Start w/ Emily Webb

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

Danzhaus Dance Center
1275 Connecticut Street
San Francisco, CA 94107

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The Passion of Tango by Richard Young

Are you inspired to learn Tango?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $47 - $55

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

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

Unity Palo Alto
3391 Middlefield Rd,
Palo Alto, CA

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

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

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

Cost: $20

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

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

Rainbow Heart Studio 
1450 Cornell Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94702

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

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

Cost: Free

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James Bond Holiday Party

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

Monroe SF
473 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

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

Dress to kill! Ladies: evening gowns are encouraged.

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

Cost: $25

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

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

Lumen Labs
905 Parker Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

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

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


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

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

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

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

Cost: $25

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Reiki-1 for Beginners Course in Mountain View

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

Come Heal Yourself
1223 Christobal Privada,
Mountain View, CA

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

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

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

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Brazilian Carnival Party

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

1192 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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

"Party the South American Way" Open until 4am

Cost: Free before 10pm

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Dance Party Extravaganza

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

46 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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

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

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

Cost: Free before 10:30PM with RSVP

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THE POWER OF GRACE: A Spirituality Workshop with David Richo

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

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

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

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

Cost: $65 - please bring a bag lunch

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Kirtan w/Mukti & Prajna Vieira @Breathe Los Gatos

Kirtan w/Mukti & Prajna Vieira @Breathe Los Gatos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FREE Halanda Holiday Party & Show

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

Halanda Studio
1062 Lincoln Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95125

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

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

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

DANCE ELEMENTAL: Ecstatic Dance in Los Gatos

DANCE ELEMENTAL: Ecstatic Dance in Los Gatos

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: $15

December 2015 events:

January 2016 events:

Soulful Women's Gathering – Free Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cost: Donations