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!
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.
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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,
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
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
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH
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
4:30-6:00pm: JEFFERSON STARSHIP (rock)
Gypsy Jazz (gypsy jazz)
Dixie Giants (Dixieland 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
Mustache Harbor (soft rock tribute)
Four (Beatles tribute)
Music of ABBA (ABBA tribute)
Theft (Tom Petty tribute)
11:00-12:30pm: Charged Particles (jazz)
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.
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
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
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,
No explicit sexual activity or nudity takes place in
class; optional homeplay is assigned.
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
Cost: $100 if paid by August 28, 2015; $125 after August 28,
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.
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
* 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.
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
On Saturday, we will start with the feet and work
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
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
* Explore different communication tools that allow each of
you to speak your truth
* Learn how to simultaneously connect with your partner on
* Learn the power of touching your partner for your own
* Explore the interplay between desire and surrender in
Cost: $250 - $450 (couple, depends on a time of purchase)
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
* 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
* 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
* 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
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...
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
* 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.
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
Cost: $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
per Person Plus Optional Hotel $95 per Night
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;
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.
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.
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.
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
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.