Yoga is a blend of partner yoga, contact improvisation, and Thai massage.
Described as the yoga of relationship, we will explore unique ways of relating
through weight sharing and counter-balance where traditional yoga postures are
deepened and enhanced.
From Awareness to
Energy: Roots of Hatha Yoga in Saiva Tantra
Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Yoga Garden SF
286 Divisadero St
San Francisco, California 94117
The yoga we practice has roots in several Indian traditions,
most prominently the late medieval Haṭha Yoga tradition, which grew out of the
vast medieval traditions called Tantra. Understanding some of the belief
systems and core practices of Tantra can help us to deepen our own practice
toward a rich and nourishing spiritual practice.
In this final workshop, we look at the most fertile period
of yoga’s development in India, exploring how the physical and energetic focus
of Haṭha Yoga grew out of the rich philosophical and experiential soil of
Tantric ritual process. Topics include mantra, guru, kuṇḍalinī, and the
extraordinary non-dual view of reality preserved in the Śaiva Tantra of
Experience in yoga āsana and meditation helpful, but
precocious beginners welcome.
While the Bay Area has a rich history of music, what better
way to showcase this jewel than with a World Class Jazz Festival at the scenic
Campus of Cal State Eastbay? Nestled in the Hills of Hayward, CA, the perfect
backdrop for a musical day of Fun in the Sun and this Musical Tradition.
This all day music festival features food, fun and the some
of the most popular artists in music today. The 2015 line-up will include KEM,
Eric Benet, Euge Groove w/ Special Guest, The 80th Birthday Celebration for
Pete Escovedo with Pete Escovedo, Shelia E & the E Family, and The World
Famous Rick and Russ Show.
A full day of live music and dancing at History Park in San
Headlining the show will be The King of Tex-Mex Grammy Award
Winner and Latin Grammy Award Winner LITTLE JOE Y LA FAMILIA with special guest
Latin legends El Chicano!!!
Also performing will be San Jose's own TORTILLA SOUP!
DJ division one and jammin j will be playing all your old
school dance songs as well as some Tex Mex cumbia !!!!
There will be food trucks as well as beer and wine!!! Bring
your own lawn chairs or blankets and find a spot on the grass...there will be
limited seating throughout the park on a first come first serve basis only.
There is no outside food or drinks allowed inside the park.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM - Sunday, August 2, 2015
at 12:00 AM
Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave
Let facilitators lead you through a welcome circle where a
room of strangers slowly opens up and winds up on the same page, having the
opportunity to be seen, heard, and understood in ways maybe you have never even
You are sensually, erotically and emotionally perceptive
enough to play nicely with others. You are a good sharer, you take good care of
your toys and you use your words. :-) You are somebody who knows your own wants
and boundaries and can communicate them clearly... and/or you are someone
willing to work and explore these areas for your own growth and enjoyment! You
treat yourself and others with respect and kindness.
If you are reading this, thinking, "I would love to
come, but I don't want to play," PLEASE COME and enjoy the pressure-free
company of like-minded individuals and exit whenever you wish. Really. There
will be no pressure for you to do ANY activity at this party at any time.
Come with a fun-loving, warm, caring, open-minded, generous,
thoughtful, compassionate, non-judgmental attitude and that you conduct
yourself with the highest level of integrity possible. This will be a very
chill, fun, playful event where sex and nudity will most likely occur. Come
relax. Come sip a glass of something or a cup of tea. Come smooch. Come play.
Come watch. All genders, bodies, and orientations welcome. Come as you are and
have a great time!
Cost: $35 per person, $60 per pair ($40/$70 at the door)
Lughnasadh (also known as Lugh's Feast) is the Druidic
Festival. Also known as Lugh Lamhfada,
the light of the long arm, Lughnasadh commemorates the first harvest. This ceremony not only celebrates the time of
literal harvest, but also a time of spiritual harvesting and clearing as well.
What clearing do you need to do to make way for learning and growth? What are you willing to give up in order to
harvest something in yourself or your life?
Tonight we will explore how to bring more peace and order into your
Druids, please wear white. All other are free to wear what they wish.
Please join us for the feast after the ceremony (RSVPs are requested to allow
for appropriate food purchases).
* Be more connected with your vitality and response to life
* Release physical and emotional blockages
* Explore and Increase your creativity. Reduce your stress
* Access healing & insights
* Take the time to connect with your body, soul and heart
* Heal past emotions and wounds
* Gain insight about past and present issues
* Deepen your spiritual practice
* Or, if you just need time for yourself in a safe and
healing setting that provides RENEWAL & REJUVENATION
Holotropic Breathwork is a highly experiential work
recommended for those interested in their personal and spiritual growth through
deep inner exploration.
The workshops consist of Holotropic Breathwork sessions with
music, focused bodywork, Mandala drawing as well as group sharing. Orr Hot
Springs is an ideal setting to access deep self-exploration in a safe
environment while enjoying the integration of the experience in the healing
waters of the Springs.
For all inquiries concerning these workshops, including
lodging, please contact Sonia Telle (email@example.com;
Love Making Dances:
Energetic Intimacy & Dance Playshop
Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Oakland, California 94705
What if we could feel safe exploring dance and sex without
having to separate these into two different intelligences or communities? Want
to let yourself be seen, heard, and received as you deepen your full self
expression? This (clothes on) playshop is for dancers and explorers on a sexual
journey of self love who want to learn how to move, contain, and share energy
to unleash the next level of self expression and intimacy. Join a group of like
minded embodied explorers as you practice impeccable boundaries, fearless
requests, and the next level of your creative erotic artistry.
YOU WILL LEARN:
* How dance can anchor you in yourself before and after
exchanging energy with a partner or group.
* How to identify, accept, and communicate your boundaries
and desires both verbally and through movement.
* To get in touch with your own energetic field, amplify it,
and activate it as a powerful source of connection.
* How dance makes energy visible and broadcasts intentions.
* Ways to play with tempo, quality of movement, muscle tone,
vocalizing, and breath to shift your energy and the energy of a partner.
* How to experiment with the roles of guiding and
surrendering to inform your consensual power dynamics in relationship.
* To tune into the sensation and presence of a partner
through dance and touch.
* Explorations to play with gender fluidity exploring
movement, posture, and energetic anatomy that may be different than your
physical form and identity.
* How to cultivate the energy of each of the 7 major
chakra’s (energy centers) by yourself and with a partner.
* Heart opening and pelvis activating movements to release
blocks in emotions and sexual flow.
* Monique's infamous creation... the "Heart Fuck!"
We start with a welcoming circle, some specific guided
explorations, open time for playing or witnessing, and a juicy reflective
closing circle. Bring a partner, connect with someone new, or explore on your
own! Please wear clothes that you love to move in. Underwear will stay on as we
focus on presence, energetic intimacy, and dance!
* Trusting yourself to create healthy boundaries
* Self-care tools for grounding and integrating intimate
* More confidence and clarity expressing your desires and
* Opportunity to be fully self-expressed and connect with
people who gravitate to the true you
* Permission to expand your gender expression in a safe and
* Connection with more embodied and sex positive playmates
to heal the common divide between those communities
Cost: $30 for the first 5 attendees, $35 for the next 5
attendees, $40 general admission
All life is movement. Everything living has, at its most
elemental level, an elaborate constellation of waves, pulsations,
undercurrents, whirlings and shimmerings. Through this world of movement, we
are connected to life itself and every aspect of our biosphere, from the furthest
stars in the universe, to the molecular spinnings under the skin. Awareness of
ourselves as movement begins by developing our sensitivity to our intrinsic
Through breath, sound, and movement, we begin to enlarge
our capacity to live from the inside out: To move, speak, think, love, play and
work as liquid organisms in a friendly world. Stepping outside of the cultural
models of “body” and “shape “we will discover the deep inner world of fluid
that exists outside of disease, trauma or fixed ideas.
Preregistration required 2 weeks before each event
Have you ever thought about bringing in another playmate
for you and your partner, even if just for one night? The logistics of a
sucsexful three-way romp can be daunting. Join Monique Darling and Alex Morgan
three or moresome choreographer extraordinaire's, as they share tips for
overcoming fears and concerns (yours AND your partner's), multitasking tactics
for satisfying two or more lovers at once, how to evade common threesome faux
pa's, boundary negotiation and safer sex protocols. The skills you learn will
help you talk to your loved ones about what you DO WANT in the bedroom, EVEN if
you would never be interested in a 3-way.
The second half of this class, you will get to break out
into threesome pods, Alex and Monique will lead you through different
connection exercises where you will get to practice, in real time, what we just
offered you about navigating this tricky territory.
This will be Oakland's second 3way puja, where you can
come with a couple of partners and do all the negotiated exercises with one
another, or you can choose to rotate through the room, where at each station
(Exercise) you will have a chance to interact with 2 new partners.
This is an excellent safe fully clothed structured space,
for you to get move through the potential awkward moments of a three or
moresome, so if you ever decide you want to try one later, you will have
practiced those muscles necessary to more successfully navigate those waters.
Plus it will just be a fun, connective, humorous evening,
where in we get permission to laugh at ourselves, to not have to "get it
right" as you dare to try out something new.
courageously walk forward on our spiritual path, we all eventually experience
what is called “a spiritual death”. It is a transformative process followed by
a beautiful rebirth. Like a snake shedding its old skin, this is a profound and
necessary part of our spiritual growth. Dying is the process of letting go of
habits, beliefs, relationships and certain emotional patterns that no longer
support us. This stage of our journey can bring up fear, sorrow and
uncertainty, and at times, it can feel like a spiritual emergency instead of a
glorious rebirth. In this daylong, we will explore the archetypal theme of
death and rebirth from a Buddhist, mythological and shamanic perspective.
Calling all Women! Yoga, Paddling and Gourmet Lunch
Sunday, August 2, 2015 @ 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Capitola, CA 95010
Welcome to a half-day playshop for women: Yoga, Stand Up
Paddle Board and Picnic Lunch on the Beach.
Welcome to an amazing way to enjoy the ocean and yoga!
Join Misako and Ocean Yoga Bliss (OYB) for a Sunday morning workshop of yoga,
paddling, laughter and a delicious vegetarian lunch on the beach.
In a typical SUP Yoga class, OYB instructors will first give
a lesson on the beach on how to paddle. After a short warm up of yoga on
the beach, Misako and students will take their boards out into the Monterey Bay
Marine Sanctuary to enjoy the views, wildlife and practice paddling. After
learning how to paddle, the Misako will guide the participants in a safe,
sequenced series of yoga postures. You do not have to know how to paddle.
Beginners are welcome. Any level of yoga experience is accommodated!
What is included: cost of paddleboard rental, paddle,
personal floatation device, paddleboard instruction, yoga instruction and
Live Lotus is a yoga studio and lifestyle brand in one.
We promote well-being and positive vibes through movement, communal
experiences, and beautifully designed clothing and accessories. The experience
of live lotus is a journey of mind, body, and breath connection. We combine
yoga, music, and meditation to create a dynamic experience like no other. We
believe in dreaming big. We believe in living boldly. We believe that life a
beautiful adventure. Our mission is to inspire you to live your journey to the
Please join us for the grand opening of Live Lotus! In
addition to free yoga classes on our Grand Opening day, we will also be
enjoying music from DJ Mik3, freshly squeezed green juices from Jamba Juice,
complimentary chair massages from TrioSpa, and delicious treats to satisfy your
We are offering four yoga classes on Grand Opening Day:
Get introduced to the ADDICTION that is KIZOMBA. If you
are KIZ-CURIOUS, this is the workshop for you! If you have friends who are
KIZ-CURIOUS, invite them to this event. If you are already dancing Kizomba, but
you are missing some pieces, this workshop will plug some of those gaps. :)
The 13th Annual Jerry Day is an annual civic and cultural
event that celebrates one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time and San
Francisco native son, Jerry Garcia and his Excelsior roots.
The all day concert and festival takes place at the
appropriately named “Jerry Garcia Amphitheater” in McLaren Park. Jam out to
live music from an eclectic mix of performers including several who played with
Jerry Garcia Band in the ’80s and ’90s from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday, August 2,
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.
We all have the capacity for many kinds of orgasms,
whether we know it or not. Whether orgasm is an everyday occurrence or an
elusive idea, you will learn the fundamentals of orgasm in this clothes-on
workshop. With organizer, psychotherapist Meriana Dinkova and guest presenter
Candice Holdorf, you will get an opportunity to sink deeper into your (and your
lover's) orgasmic potential. (There will be no nudity or sexual touch.)
Singles and couples are welcome!
You will learn basic erotic anatomy and simple techniques
for full-body orgasm, multiple orgasms and extended orgasmic states for both
Cost: $20, if PREPAID on Meetup until 8pm on Thurs., Aug
6-th (RSVP alone is not payment); $25 thereafter; $25-$35 sliding scale at the
Started as the San Jose Jazz Festival on one stage in 1990,
Summer Fest has grown into one of the nation’s most important music festivals,
featuring 100+ performances of the best in jazz, blues, R&B, funk, New
Orleans, zydeco and more. In recent years, the Fest has become renowned for its
top-flight lineup Latin artists, presented on stages throughout the event. Our
Jazz Beyond stage presents young jazz artists pushing the boundaries of the art
form, many influenced by the hip-hop, R&B, neo-soul and electronic music.
There is something for everyone and, even with its awesome scale and breadth,
the Fest has remained one of the most affordable events of its kind.
Summer Fest is not just a place to sit and listen–get up and
move! The twelve indoor and outdoor stages provide a variety of environments as
well as music. The Fest’s centerpiece is the Kaiser Permanente Main Stage
located in the Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park, fronting the Fairmont San Jose, but
the tight footprint of the Fest makes it easy to sample all the Fest has to
offer. You will want to take part in our “Big Easy Parade” on Saturday. Our
event is a feast for dancers–you will want to get up and move to many of the
acts on the Main Stage, Blues Stage and Big Easy Stage, and there are hundreds
of couples enjoying world-class live salsa from noon ’til night at the nearby
Quickly becoming one of the best music festivals in all the
land, this event brings together singer-songwriters, DJs, jazz acts, indie
up-and-comers, visual artists, and talented food and wine vendors. Watch it all
in a park that needs no introduction; no backdrop is better than that gorgeous
bridge against the Bay.
3901 S Land Park Dr. (Across from
Fairy Tale Town on 15th Ave)
Sacramento, CA 95811
The Fire Spectacular is an annual
event that began in 2008 with an art grant from the Sacramento Municipal Arts
Commission. The idea was a creative experience based festival that fused multi
medium, artistic collaboration with fire dance performance. There were fire sculptures, bicycle art,
ecstatic, trance inducing, tribal music, healing, knife juggling clowns, vegan
food, and poetic narration all woven into a story that was meant to inspire
artistic, creative, self-expression, to promote art made with creative reuse,
and build a local fire dance based community.
The festival today has evolved into a
1/2 day fire dance based festival, with vendors, live music, performances, and
workshops. This year marks a special
year for the Fire Spectacular as it comes full circle and we return to our
roots. 8/8/2008 at 8:08pm was all about
the power of the 8's, facing fear, and living dreams. For 8/8/2015 we dive into the beating heart,
sit in silence, and with patience find resonance. When the rhythm catches us, and we are moved,
connected as an awakened whole, we will dance to shed our skin, dance to let
go, and dance to express the emotions of our journey as a vibrating, pulsating,
and radiant, story of embrace, love, and friendship.
Come join us for a special night of learning, practice
and play around the art of flirting. This beautiful exchange of energy we call
flirting is important to include in all stages of relationships. It is what
makes the dance of relating so fun.
We will have coaches, matchmakers and experts – oh my! You
will hear some delicious tricks of the trade, hone your skills with other
cuties and get your questions answered. Dress comfortably for some yummy mixing
& drinking after. In addition, we will end the evening with a ridiculously
fun cuddle puddle! This event welcomes all genders and sexualities.
A Weekend festival showcasing the
Philippine arts and culture.
Experience the best of Filipino Art, Dance,
and Food at the Yerba Buena Gardens.
The PISTAHAN PARADE is a colorful
display of Filipino pride and a celebration of the dynamic Philippine community with festive floats,
marching contingents and musical groups along Market Street from the Civic Center
to the Yerba Buena Gardens.
Depression and Anxiety: A Path of Skillful Compassion
Saturday, August 9, 2015, 9 am - 5 pm
San Francisco Zen Center, San Francisco, California
Combining mindfulness and specific therapeutic approaches,
this workshop will examine how to best take care of ourselves by relating to
depression and anxiety with compassion. The aim of the workshop is for
participants to practice identifying, relating to and interrupting
conditionings that are hindrances to feeling better. With encouragement and
skillful means to interrupt the mind’s habitual patterns contributing to
depression and anxiety, participants can cultivate practices to manage and
prevent chronic feelings of unhappiness.
Shakticura Lounge is a multi-sensory
evening devoted to healing and rejuvenation. Take this time for yourself to
revitalize your spirit and body and also deepen your connection with others. We
will start our program with a cacao ceremony followed by innovative sound
healing sessions. Throughout this event, you will have the opportunity to
sign-up for mini-sessions from a variety of talented healers or sip tea with
our distinguished gong-fu tea master. In addition, local artisans will be
offering elixirs, raw chocolate, and healthy snacks in the outer lounge. We
will close our evening with a Contact Yoga segment to seal in our intentions
for healing and creativity.
5 PM :Doors Open
5:15 PM: Cacao Ceremony+Opening
6 PM: Mini-Sessions and Sound Healing
8:30 PM: Contact Yoga mini-session
9 PM- Dance Journey and Closing
Cost: $15 Advance (includes one
raffle ticket)/$20 Door; $40 Bliss ticket (includes one bodywork session,
raffle ticket, and cacao bliss package)/$40 door
What if the meaning of life was to be happy? In our
ever-changing society, we sometimes find difficulty finding time to nourish our
soul, connect with the earth and our tribe. When we prioritize this need, we
are happier and our families benefit. The universe needs us to bring our best
self to life. Each and every one of us has unique gifts and we owe it to the
world to nurture them and share them. Sometimes this means letting go of old
habits that no longer serve us. Many times, it's those old patterns that could
be holding us back. These retreats are meant to lovingly caress your true self
to the surface, to play and feel joy right in our own back yard.
This is a three-hour retreat including yoga, meditation,
journal, snack/tea, word collage, beauty or other home remedy! New herbs/spices
are introduced every month. The purpose of these retreats is to nourish the
soul, reconnect with ourselves and our community and to have a great time doing
Each Herb’n Retreat will focus on a particular herb.
Womenspirit is a women' spirituality festival that takes place every August, in
the Mendocino Woodlands of Northern California. Since 1988, women have gathered
together to create this festival, to create a time and space for healing and
growth, as well as a growing community of empowered women. Elderflower
Womenspirit gives you four days of rest and relaxation, camping in cabins or
tents by a creek in a beautiful redwood forest. Enjoy gourmet-catered meals,
with vegetarian options.
101 is a 10-hour workshop for engaged, newlywed and seriously dating couples
that teaches communication, conflict resolution and intimacy enhancement skills
for couples to create successful, enduring relationships.
101 applies the latest scientific research that shows what make relationships
succeed and fail. We teach couples how to communicate better, manage conflicts,
and avoid unhealthy relationship patterns while building intimacy, emotional
connection, and resiliency.
Lupin Lodge –
Celebrating body acceptance and social nudity since 1935. Come celebrate with us au natural! We are going buck (naked) wild with lots of
activites for all ages. These are just
some of the confirmed activities. Stay tuned for more naked fun.
Friday 8/14/15 –
Pool Party w/music 8/14 5-7 PM Happy Hour 2 for 1 all beverages 8/14 5-7 PM
Wacky pool games 8/14 5-7 PM Karaoke and Open Mike 8/14 8-10 PM Cards Against
Humanity 8/14 9 – ?
– Kid’s Activity 8/15 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon Nature Walk: From the Ohlones to
Silicon 8/15 11:00 AM Music on the
Lawn 8/15 1 PM – 6 PM BARE B Que 8/15
Lunch and Dinner Beer tasting with commemorative glasses 8/15 3:00 PM 80 years of Lupin History talk 8/15 4-4:30 PM
Book Club Meeting Around the World in 80 Days 8/15 4:30 PM Violin music in the restaurant 8/15 6-7 PM Birthday cake cutting, Glyn’s
Speech, toast 8/15 – 8:00 PM Dance w/Broadway Joe and Anita 8/15 8:15-11PM Cards Against Humanity 8/15 9PM
Sunday 8/16/15 –
Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet 8/16 10
AM – 2PM Kid’s Activity 8/15 10:30 AM – 12:00 Nature Walk: A new view of
Hendry’s Creek. 8/16 11:00 AM 80 years
of Lupin History talk 8/16 2:30 – 3PM
High Tea 8/16 3:00 PM Artist’s
reception w/Jack Grant 8/16 3:00 PM Wine
tasting with commemorative stems 8/16 5:30 PM Violin music in the restaurant
8/16 5:30 -7:00 PM Members sharing Lupin stories 8/16 2PM – 5:30 PM Closing
Dinner with 1935 food or pricing 8/16
$40/3-days; $8 after 5 PM gate per person; parking $8 per day with less than 3
people per vehicle. A weekend Friday – Sunday parking pass is $24.
Perspective on Love, Sex & Spirituality. Are you ready to take your
intimacy to the next level? This seminar presents “The Wave”, a transformative
tantric practice for enriching your erotic and spiritual intimacy. Using
ecstatic sensual touch, energy and gentle breathing practices, you connect with
yourself and your partner in new ways to create deep communion and balance
between the masculine and feminine aspects of yourself and your relationship.
Become one with yourself and your partner within and beyond the sexual context,
and discover the connection between love and meditation!
A beacon of light has emerged from deep within a majestic
redwood forest and a select tribe of dancers, visionaries and merrymakers will
answer the call. The Enchanted Forest Gathering brings you its fourth and we
dare say sauciest incarnation yet!
Enchanted Forest Gathering continues the tradition of
blurring the lines between reality and make-believe. Stretching beyond what
people have come to expect from the festival culture. While our quality and
level of production continues to refine and grow. We remain firmly rooted in
our four main tenets of creation. We be keeping it Sacred, Sexy, Silly and
An Introduction to
Sex as Meditation: How to turn sex into a mindfulness practice
Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Community Miracles Center
2269 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
As humans, our sexuality is the most intimate and
vulnerable aspect of ourselves. When we open to intimacy and vulnerability,
especially in sex, we can feel what is true for us at our core and come to
realize that we are our own best teachers. Knowing this, helps us break the
bonds of social norms and establish a relationship with what we know is best.
When we engage with mindfulness in sex, we are able to contact our
vulnerability and be more intimate. This is how sex can help us in other areas
of our life.
In the workshop, we will explore:
- how we feel and connect with our bodies
- our relationships with our passion and desire
- what stands in the way of getting everything we want
from our sex lives
- how to let in the intimacy, love and desire that are
- how to live our lives more fully, creatively and openly
If you have been curious about meditation and mindfulness
and how this can apply to your self-expression, your relationships, and your
sex life, please join us.
This introductory workshop does not include any nudity or
explicit sexuality. All genders and sexual orientations welcome.
Saturday, August 15, 2015 @ 7:30 PM to Sunday, August 16,
2015 @ 1:30 AM
American Steel Studios
1960 Mandela Parkway
Oakland, California 94607
Restraint & Revolution: Burn for the Arts, is a one
night extravaganza of Art & Fire! The first, last, and only chance to see
Adare’s collection of iconic portraits in their entirety, Restraint & Revolution
kicks off August 15th, from 7:30pm to 1:30am at American Steel Studios. A 6-acre
warehouse of mind-bending sculptures and fire toys!
DJ's kicks off at 9:00 pm.
Just as once prude corsetry transformed into scandalous
lingerie, we are all evolving social prototypes, so wear your wildest corsets
and costumes! Exploring the last taboos of the 21st century, from Sex and
Sexuality, Gender, Age, Body Modification, Artistic Expression and Spiritual
Identity, Restraint & Revolution celebrates the future of social change.
A one-night fine art extravaganza with amazing fire toys,
DJ’s, live music, performers and fire dancers, so wear your wildest corsets and
two weekend days at Harbin Hot Springs, sleep overnight at the Conference
Center, a complete lineup of Dance Immersion classes & activities, and
access to all Harbin facilities.
with Ryan Herr
with Valerie Chafograck
with Baron von Spirit
with Flow Lesur
with Raina Satori Stewart
-Yoga for Dance
with David Schlussel
and Massage with David Schlussel
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.
Earlybird (by July 10-Th); $138: Regular; $150: Late (after August 8-th, if not
sold out). Registration begins in late June.
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.
practices can help buffer us from the negative symptoms of depression. With
that bit of breathing room, we can begin to make small changes that, when
practiced over time, can help manage downward mood swings. This introductory
workshop will include invitations to sitting meditation and gentle movement,
along with information-packed talks, skill-building exercises, and a supportive
environment to get you started or re-started with useful self-care
Open to people
who experience depression. No prior experience with mindfulness practices is
is required and space is limited. Click here or on the link to register to the
An overview of how sound affects us Physically, Mentally,
Emotionally and Spiritually. We will be
doing a variety of Sound Meditations including an overview of the field of
sound healing. We will be discussing Resonance, Entrainment, Binaural Beats,
The Schumann Resonance, and how to find your Root/Soul Frequency. We will do
quite a few meditations on resonating higher emotions of Gratitude, Compassion,
Love and a connection to Source. We will also discuss the classes we offer in
our Certificate and Associate Degree Programs. We end by putting everyone on
our sound tables -- so everyone is vibrating inside and out when you leave.
Even if you are not interested in taking classes, come
for the experience. You can come for
part, but if you come for the whole thing you will be 100% in the zone by the
time you leave.
1 - 5 PM
Resonance Spaces, The Harmonic Structure of Sound, The
Sound Of Love,
Brainwave Entrainment with Binaural Beats, Use of
Intention with Sound,
Root/Soul Frequencies, Sound Journey, and Toning together.
5 -6 PM
Sound Chair and Table Experiences, and playing with the
wide range of instruments and technologies in our Sound Healing Store
(www.SoundOfLove.com). If you did not
get a chance to go on the chairs and tables throughout the day, everyone will
get a turn at this time.
A puja is a
ancient Tantric ritual where you are guided through exquisite connections with
others in a spirit of devotion. Dive
deeply into your heart through sacred connections, sensual delights, energetic
expansion and love.
for her Dark Pink Puja to sample the juicy delights Tantra has to offer. Tantalize your senses while getting high on
energy itself. Caroline will guide you
through an evening exploring your heart, your energy and a deeper connection
with yourself and others.
Please bring an
item to contribute to our sacred altar and some finger food to share in the
potluck. Come dressed in something that makes you feel sacred and sexy.
Cost: $40 per
person/$60 per couple in advance; $45 per person day of event; $50 per person
at the door if tickets still available
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
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
* 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
Crash, smash and splash your way through a 5K course
featuring larger-than-life obstacles and elements inspired by the hit TV show
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!
Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
335 Crestmont Dr
Oakland, CA 94619
Join intimacy and relationship coaches Asha Stokes and
Lucas Roy Lehman for a fun day of safe, satisfying and adventurous exploration!
This playshop is right for you if:
* You are looking for a safe place to explore the edges
of your intimacy
* You want to enrich/deepen a good relationship
* You want to change/improve your communication patterns
In this playshop you will learn:
* 3 keys to building deeper connection and trust
* What does sex have to do with it?
* Navigating Jealousy, Insecurity, and Judgment, oh my
* How to Love your Projections and Triggers
* The Power of Vulnerability (it is not what you think)
* The Five Modalities of Touch
We are keeping it small with only 10-12 couples in a beautiful
residential setting. We will be able to
hold space for you to drop in deep and give you lots of individual attention.
Potluck lunch will provide a great opportunity to share and connect in
Ever wish you could gracefully navigate and elongate
those moments between being fully dressed and completely nude? Has a partner
suggested you “dance” for them, and you were confused by what they meant? Did
you scratch your head through “Showgirls” or “Flashdance” wondering how they
make stripping look so effortless? Then this is the class for you! With Andre
Shakti as your guide, you’ll discover the history of striptease and learn the
art of clothing removal paired with confidence-boosting exercises and seductive
dancing techniques. In addition to obtaining a range of sexy tips and tricks
for getting out of any piece of clothing, you will also learn how to
incorporate a partner into the fun, and how to use the clothes you shed as
props in the bedroom! This workshop is open to all, but keep in mind that
participation IS required! Come dressed in clothing you can move comfortably
in, and bring lots of layers!
This two-day healing festival is your opportunity to
gather with other seekers and explore various healing modalities while
observing Noble Silence.
Centered around acts of self-less giving (daana), come
receive guidance and healing practices from meditation guides, yoga
instructors, sound bath creators, chakra workers and more. This is an open
invitation to anyone seeking to heal mind, body, spirit, and the earth within
the safety of community.
Each day offers something new and special to all those
gathered and provides a safe space to explore healing and understanding. The
schedule provides volunteer time and opportunities to allow everyone to selflessly
give, healing workshops for all to experience transformation, and periods of
solitude for reflection and processing. By maintaining Noble Silence throughout
the days, we hope everyone can access the deep internal healing that is
available only when the thoughts and emotions remain experienced within. This
silence reveals the true Self to those who seek it. The healing practices offer
everyone a way of seeing the Self clearly. By holding space for one another,
The Daana Days is a festival of transformation for those willing to do the deep
work. We invite you in and ask you to open your heart and mind to the offerings
available so you may return to life full, bright, and happy. If full attention
is given, everyone that steps foot in the beautiful camp at Black Oak Ranch
will walk away with a strong sense of Self, of what modalities allow them
access to connection, peace, and truth, and most importantly – a new friend or
Both days are spent in 12 hours of silence from 6:30 AM –
6:30 PM. All participants are permitted to speak only after dinner is taken
together in silence. It is essential that the silence is understood and
respected. If you do not feel you can access this with prudence and diligence,
please reconsider attending as not to disturb others who are invested in the
work at hand.
It is not ALL silent though! Each evening will culminate
in a celebration of music, dancing, and expression at which point, we may begin
to rejoice in the discoveries made and offer support to each other.
By bringing celebration to healing and music to silence,
we will all bridge the gaps between giving and receiving. By understanding and
exploring all the access points we have to higher consciousness, we will all
find our sense of truth in a new way.
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
* 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.