SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Divine Harmony with Shreekalp - Free Workshop

Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 2:00pm - 4:00pm

4708 Creekwood Drive
Fremont CA 94555

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Divine Harmony is an experience, which will help us to live a life with true Love, Knowledge and Happiness. With the help of these fundamentals, we will learn the effective and practical techniques for emotional and physical well-being.

This is guided sitting mediation, where mentor walks attendees through a series of activities, involving special, musical rhymes, chanting and other spiritual activities to let you feel peacefulness and serenity at the end of the session. After the workshop, the mentor will also be open for one on one sessions with the attendees to privately listen to their grievances, if any, and provide practical spiritual recommendations.

Cost: Free

SoulFire South Bay Burner Decompression – Featured Event

October 16-18, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Lupin Lodge
20600 Aldercroft Heights Rd.
Los Gatos CA

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Whether this was your first Burning Man, or you have gone so often you do not even notice the dust anymore, come join your fellow burners at the SoulFire DECOMPRESSION REGIONAL EVENT!

As you remember Black Rock City this year, and all the amazing theme camps, art cars, pieces of art, or ways of gifting that you wish you could bring home with you, know that YOU CAN! We will be creating “SoulFire Camp” at Lupin the weekend of October 16/17/18 to bring Burning Man to our own backyard. Re-live your favorite moments, recreate your favorite art piece, or re-connect with all those South Bay Burners you met on the playa!

Plan to celebrate for the full weekend of camping, and help us to re-create a bit of the playa before you shake out your tent one last time. Bring your favorite 2015 SWAG, bring your new favorite playa cocktail, and bring your dusty selves. Share the new talents you learned while out there, and lead a workshop or activity. Show off your dustiest piece of clothing!

Cost: $70 in advance/$80 at the gate


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Essential Motion – Awakening the Vibrant Body within You


Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 10:30 am-5:00 pm

Western Sky Studio,
2525 8th ST #13A,
Berkeley, California 94710

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A daylong workshop to awaken your body and emotions through movement, somatics and dance with Karen Roeper, Creator of Essential Motion.

Essential Motion creates a container of trust and curiosity that allows you to experience yourself through movement. Re-discover expressiveness and playful ease by drawing on your body’s own unique movements, facilitated by guided individual and group exploration. By witnessing an individual coaching session and one another in dyads, discover curiosity, presence, creativity, acceptance, and kindness to yourself and others. Benefit from the opportunity to experiment and play with your discoveries as you awaken your own vibrant body

Cost: $125


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ACKAMOOR/MOLINA DUET: A Ritualistic Musical Journey Improvised With Traditional & Invented Instruments

Friday, October 2, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Red Poppy Art House
2698 Folsom St,
San Francisco,
California 94110

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Using a multitude of traditional acoustic and invented instruments, ACKAMOOR/MOLINA DUET creates a ritualistic, improvised musical journey that takes the listeners through various sonic territories, including ambient, experimental, jazz, American folk, and more.

Using modern technology, Molina creates sparse and dense layers, which can range from hauntingly beautiful and meditative to dark and unnerving soundscapes. Idris uses his collection of alto and tenor saxophones, keyboards, and invented instruments to provide a contrast and celebrate the forms of jazz exposed by John Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, and more.

Cost: $10 - $20

Night of the Naked - Nude Halloween Party

Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 8pm

Little Boxes Theater
1661 Tennessee St,
San Francisco, CA 94107

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Unique private Halloween party in San Francisco. Leave your clothes behind and discover back-to-nature freedom and sensuality!

The event is open to everyone, but you must be approved of in advance and be on the door list. And because we want female participants to feel comfortable, we are going for gender balance.

Nude mandatory (not clothing optional). Or nude with minimal micro-costume. Or apply body paint.

The space will be divided into three areas, which are visually separated from each other. (1) The entrance area where you pay for your ticket and are admitted. This area is separated from but leads to (2) another area where you can undress and securely stow your valuables with the host (including cell phones!). You will be given a number tag on a rubber band. This area is separated by a curtain from the main area and there will be enough room for you to apply your costume and put on your mask if you want to avoid being photographed at this point in your arrival process. From there you can proceed to (3) which is the main large open area where everything happens. At the close end of the room there will be body paint available for you to use. And there will be a body paint artist available who may be able to enhance your costume or give you a quick color treatment.

Cost: $20 before September 30, and $30 thereafter.

DaileyFest – Free Yoga for All


Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 9:30am – 2pm

Presidio Officer's Club
50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco,
California 94129

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Join us for DaileyFest in the Presidio in San Francisco to celebrate our 15 Year Anniversary on Saturday, September 26 from 9:30am-2pm! It will be day of Dailey overlooking the bay. FREE outdoor classes, TDM swag, shopping, food, music & more!

Bring your yoga mat and water.

The Presidio in San Francisco, Civil War Parade Ground Lawn (Next to Presidio Officers’ Club)

10:00am – Dailey Barre Class with Jill. Align, Engage and Move on the grass in a stunning San Francisco environment!

11:15am – Dailey Interval Class led by multiple Bay Area Studio owners. Be prepared to get your sweat on!

12:00pm - 2pm – Picnic, Food, DJ Music, amazing retail vendors & more!

Cost: Free

Water Blessing Ceremony – Free Workshop


Tuesday, September 29, 2015 @ 7:30pm-9:30pm

East West Bookshop
324 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

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This sacred water blessing ceremony is for anyone experiencing emotional, mental, physical, or spiritual challenges. Ven. Karma Namgyel Rinpoche will chant healing prayers and bless each participant with blessed water and sacred objects to help transmute obstacles, purify sickness, and promote good karma and success. Karma Rinpoche entered the monastic life at age seven in Paro, Bhutan, studying with one of Bhutan's great healers. It is best to eat vegetarian the day of the ceremony.

Cost: Free, but RSVP is required. To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800




Vegetarian Living - Energize the Soul and Nourish the Body

Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm

Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center
820 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949

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Heal Body, Mind, and Soul ~ Learn how food affects thoughts and feelings with a new vegetarian approach to eating.

This retreat will offer sessions in:
* Preparation and Cooking
* Diet & Nutrition
* Food for the Soul - A spiritual approach
* Ecology of Food & Culture

A vegetarian diet is becoming an increasingly popular lifestyle choice for ethical, ecological and health reasons. Learn about the impact of food on our spirituality, ability to think, our health and on nourishing the soul.

This retreat offers an opportunity to understand the dynamics between food and thought, and how to nurture the whole self spiritually and physically through simple, yet powerful changes in our eating and food preparation habits, and creating a meditative environment while cooking.

Cost: Donations


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Natural Path Meditation Training – Free Workshop

September 26 - 27, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

Hampton Place, Northland and Heathrow Terr
Fremont, CA 94555

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This 2-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the system of Pranahuti Aided Meditation (PAM) to prospective students. The system is also called the Natural Path. It is a comprehensive self-contained spiritual discipline that aims to assist a person to evolve into cosmic consciousness and obtain Self Realization. The system uses the process of Pranahuti (Yogic Transmission) by a competent trainer as the main aid to assist a person to grow and transform.

Class agenda:
* Introduction to Natural Path
* Daily meditation practices - methods and techniques
* Role of Pranahuti (yogic transmission technique) as an active and continuous support for practitioners to achieve higher level of consciousness
* Holistic way of living to be in tune with universal consciousness
* Control of mind and concentration
* Stages of Progress - A complete map of spiritual journey up to the highest level of consciousness
* Four experiential guided meditation sessions (30 minutes each) during the two days.

No prior meditation experience is needed; it is meant for new students.

Cost: FREE


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Canceled: Sharing Bread: Super Moon Harvest Celebration!

Update 09-27-15: event cancelled due to low registration numbers.


Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Rd,
Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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The Women's Healing Conference community invites you to Connect with Community and the Natural World under this full super moon! Celebrate all that you are harvesting and all that you are grateful for during this uplifting evening. Enjoy live fiddle dance music, celebratory potluck feast, herbal elixirs made with love by herbalist Anya, followed by a freestyle boogie dance with DJ Katherine Glasa and friends. The event will take mostly outdoors so please bring layers for warmth, and lighter layers for dancing indoors later in evening.

BRING:
-Farm-to-Table style wholesome Food or Beverage.
-$5 cash/person donation for herbal elixirs.
-Instruments if you wish to jam with the musicians.
-Layers for warmth (we will be mostly outdoors, and later indoors).

Cost: $30/person prepaid registration fee. $35 at the door. $5 Kids age 5-12. $0 Kids under 5 years of age. 


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Chakra Yoga Weekend Workshop

September 25 – 27, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Yoga Kula
1700 Shattuck Ave
2-nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 4709

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Experience yoga through the lens of the chakra system. Learn how to unlock the sacred chambers within the temple of your own body through the five P’s of chakra yoga: Principles, Purposes, Properties, Postures, and Pranayama. Learn the 7 keys to Opening the Inner Temple through ENTERING, ALIGNING, ACTIVATING, SOFTENING, ATTUNING, ILLUMINATING AND AWAKENING.

Friday Sept. 25th - 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Book Release Party with Asana class + Sound Journey
$40 before $45 at the door!

Saturday Sept 26th and Sunday Sept 27 - 12:30 - 5:30 PM
Two-Day Chakra Yoga Intensive
$225 in advance, $240 at the door

Three-Day extravaganza includes:
* Book release party
* Two-day workshop
* Copy of the new book

Bring a Yoga Mat, Comfortable clothes and a notebook!


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BeThePeace Global Meditation Event

September 19-21, 2015 (Saturday – Monday)

Multiple Locations

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BeThePeace invites people from every culture, every spiritual tradition, and every political perspective to join Together as One. Together, we are creating a world where inner and outer Peace is the normal way of life. Together, we are creating history. Join us! It's time to Be The Peace we want to see in our world!

In 2012, 248 cities participated. In 2013, 564 cities joined, and, in 2014, over 1,100 cities took part! Let's rock the planet this year with our biggest event yet! Find a live event in your city on the World Peace Map, or add your own.

SATURDAY Sept.19th: SYNCHRONIZED MEDITATION
5pm Pacific / 12 Midnight GMT
Sign up now: unify.org

'Inner Peace to World Peace' FREE online film
http://upliftconnect.com/peace-day/
Global Premiere 4pm- 5pm Pacific/ 11-12pm GMT
BeThePeace Teleconference 5pm-6pm/ 12pm- 1am GMT
Register FREE now: unify.org

SUNDAY Sept. 20th: The Wave of Peace
A rolling wave of Peace Meditations, Prayers, and Events around the world. 12 NOON, your time.

MONDAY Sept 21st: International Day of Peace
Take Peace into the World


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Peace in the Park – Free Music Festival

Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 11am to 6pm

Golden Gate Park Bandshell
Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA

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Peace in the Park Lets you explore a variety of ways to unplug and unwind while living in a fast-paced urban environment.

It is an opportunity to find yourself, feel good and engage with our beautiful community in a fun, inspiring and healthy atmosphere.

This free festival will feature world music, dances, tai chi, hatha yoga, life-enhancing seminars, kids’ activities, peace exhibits, and meditation experiences in the exquisite Golden Gate Park Bandshell.

Cost: Free


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Percussion NOW! Festival

Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 7:00 pm

Rhythmix Cultural Works
2513 Blanding Ave,
Alameda, CA 94501, USA

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Free Family-Friendly Drumming Celebration

Featuring Bobby Wallace & Friends, Javier Navarette, Kiazi Malonga, the Rhythm Addicts,
Maze Daiko, Edgardo Cambon & More!

Hosted by Rhythmix Cultural Works, this dynamic day of the drum is OPEN and FREE to the public! This groundbreaking festival offers:

+ FREE DRUM and MOVEMENT CLASSES for KIDS!
+ An All-Star Lineup of FREE WORLD PERCUSSION PERFORMANCES!
+ Fresh and Funky World Music and Craft Vendors
+ Mouth-Watering Cuisine from Every Continent
+ Low-Cost Hands-On Percussion Workshops for Adults & Teens featuring New Music from the Congo, Brazil, Cuba, Mali, Oakland and Haiti.

Cost: Festival – FREE, workshops - $20 each in advance/$25 each day of festival; All-Access Pass (good for all five workshops): $65 in advance/$75 day of festival, if available.


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5 love secrets of a French Lady – Workshop for Women

Monday, September 21, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

FabYOUlicious residence - Walden Park
1691 Grant Rd
Mountain View, CA 94040

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Are you a single lady, who would like to be as successful in the bedroom as she is in the boardroom? Are you tired of experiencing heartbreak after heartbreak? Are you in a relationship where, once again you find yourself taking care of everyone but you? Are you feeling invisible in your own family?

Anyway, you expect more of your love life and it is time for a change. You want self-esteem and a boost of energy. You want to have a purpose and know that what you have in front of you is worth waking up for every morning.

How about putting a little spice in your life and learn the best five love secrets from a French Lady?

Cost: $10


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Bicycle Music Festival VIII + Climate Rally (at Love Our Lake Day)

Sunday, September 20, 2015 at 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Lake Merritt Blvd,
Oakland, California 94612


Get ready to make history! The first ever Oakland BMF will be a music festival AND climate rally (co-presented by 350 Bay Area and Fertile Ground Environmental Institute), raising the bar of badassery for what a conscious music festival and a climate rally, can be. It will also be the largest pedal-powered concert that has ever happened in the history of the world.

The day venue of BMF will be produced as part of "Love Our Lake Day," an independent closure of the streets around Lake Merritt, organized by Walk Oakland Bike Oakland, with joyful activities centered around bicycling, and being a pedestrian abounding!

The night venue will be the Omni Commons in Oakland!

Cost: Free


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Prema Hara w/ Kirtan Connect: Mantra Music

Friday, September 18, 2015 @ 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

"Fantasy Dance" Studio
2584 Leghorn St Suite A&B,
Mountain View, California 94043



Awaken the fullness of your heart with this dynamic duo who have dedicated their lives to their love of kirtan (mantra music) and living that joy with others! Prema Hara's mellow, meditative songs build into ecstatic rhythms, creating a jubilant celebration of the spirit. Kirtan, the music of the heart, is the calling of the soul; a blissful musical journey to invoke divine presence. Come sing and dance, or just come and be! No previous experience is necessary.

Please join us in welcoming Prema Hara! Visiting us as part of a three month fall tour, they will share chants from their latest highly acclaimed album 'Ocean of Grace'.

Prema Hara's music as well as wonderful hand screened yoga / bhakti wear will be available at their pop-up boutique before and after the concert, so arrive early!

7:30pm DINNER (Vegan & Vegetarian)
8:00-9:30pm KIRTAN

Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at door. Includes meal.


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Holotropic Breathwork Intensive Workshop

Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 9:00am - 8:00pm

Subud Center
3800 Old San Jose Road,
Soquel, CA 95073



Holotropic breathwork is one of the most powerful and deepest spiritual tools available for humanity today. Discovered by Stan and Christina Grof, the pioneers of transpersonal psychology, this approach offers an opportunity for

- Self-exploration,
- Healing old traumas of body and psyche,
- Releasing energetic blocks,
- Breaking through life crisis,
- Connecting with your intuition and wisdom,
- Transforming habitual life patterns,
- Opening up to transpersonal realms and creativity.

The key principle of Holotropic Breathwork is to trust the Inner Healer activated inside of us in non-ordinary state of consciousness. Every person has their own healing process with the content and quality unique for this particular moment. Holotropic setting, evocative music, experienced facilitators, loving and supportive field help us to open the door and initiate the process. The journey begins! Bon Voyage!

Cost: $175



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Harbin Temple - Grief Ritual and Drum Circle

Thursday, September 17, 2015 @ 7:00pm -11:00pm

Guava Space
4210 Holden Street, Emeryville, CA

Love you, Harbin people, be strong!


"Essential You" - Heal From Within - Retreat


Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Stinson Beach, CA

Discover the power of reconnecting with yourself and learn how to honor your true essence through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Sacred Journaling as you heal from within


Off the Mat into the Bedroom: Exploring Communication and Intimacy thru Acroyoga

Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


Tantric Meditation in the Modern World - Free Event

Saturday, September 19, 2015 @ 7:30pm-9:30pm

East West Bookshop
324 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041


Zumba, Breathe & Meditate


Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

529 South Main Street
Milpitas, CA 95035

Happy Zumba for happy people :)


Wizmo Retreat ~ "Wisdom & Well-being in the Workplace"

Saturday, September 26, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Community Church of Mill Valley
8 Olive St
Mill Valley, CA 94941



American Indian Heritage Celebration – Free Event

Saturday, September 12, 2015 @ 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Rd, San Jose, California 95111


October 2015: Best Holistic Festivals and Workshops in California

Liberated Love and Eros Workshop

October 2 -3, 2015 (Friday – Saturday)

Santa Cruz, CA

This is an experiential workshop, using various exercises and tools including addressing our personal issues and needs related to life, love, eros and community.

We will train deep listening and sharing in the powerfully healing setting of ZEGG-Forum.

Because “It takes a village to raise a consciousness” and it takes TOOLS to build a village...
we bring you the ZEGG Forum—a tool that inspires faith and stimulates trust between humans. Experience for yourself the magic of a group of individuals merging into a short-term community. Experience trust building with people who shares their inner values and dares to be seen.

The Forum is based on trust and Faith, which means: “I want to know who you really are?” and it means the decision to follow my own inner love and to stop running away.

Also “It takes a village to raise a HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP!” So many traditional, open and polyamorous relationships fail or suffer because they do not have trusting transparent tribes to support them. The ZEGG Forum and the wisdom about love, eros and relationship of the ZEGG Community provide the potting soil that that allow our precious relationships to grow and flourish.

Cost: $260



Bluegrass Festival

October 2 - 4, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco

A FREE festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco featuring over 100 musical artists on 7 stages.

Cost: Free


Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation: Daylong Retreat

Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Church & Center
1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109

This daylong retreat is part of the five-week Beginning Mindfulness Meditation class starting on September 10. The cost for this one-day retreat is included as part of the class. However, if you are not taking the whole class, you may still attend this one-day retreat. This daylong is appropriate for all who wish to deepen their practice in a group context. People of all ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities are welcome.

Cost: $25 - $75 (Sliding scale)


Murder in the Ballroom: 1938

Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 7pm to 10pm

Alameda Elks Lodge
2255 Santa Clara Ave,
Alameda, CA

A swinging 1930's dance party at the English Country House of retired detectives Tommy and Tuppence Beresford is suddenly interrupted by a murder in the ballroom.

Mystery spices up the program of waltzes, jive ("Lindy Hop" and "East Coast Swing" to you Americans), fox trots, tangos, Latin, and Blues. Sara and Swingtime will play the latest American tunes for your dancing pleasure and, yes, they play waltzes as beautifully as they play Swing! There's something for everyone. At 7pm, there will be a pre-ball workshop in "Fred & Ginger-style" slow foxtrot and in East Coast Swing.

1930's costume or vintage or modern evening dress is admired but not required. White tie or black tie optional. The Beresfords and their friends are an easy-going set and hope you will interact with them and their more famous detective friends.

Surely, their combined intelligence will help us discover "who done it" before the end of the evening. And, meanwhile, we'll certainly not let an inconvenience like a murder interfere with our dancing.

There will be a full bar outside the ballroom and a light snack buffet in the parlor.

Cost: $20.00 in advance (by September 26); At the door: $25.00



"Essential You" - Heal From Within

Saturday, October 3, 2015 @ 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Stinson Beach, CA

Discover the power of reconnecting with yourself and learn how to honor your true essence through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation and Sacred Journaling as you heal from within

PROGRAM
9:00 - 9:30 Walk to the Beach
9:30 - 10:30 Welcome
* Opening ceremony - Healing Circle
* Introducing ourselves and connecting with each other
* Workshop overview and purpose
* Setting our intention
10:30 - 11:30 “Who I think I am"
* Uncover your mental and emotional patterns
* What are you conditioned to?
* Questioning your belief system
* Exercise
11:30 - Kundalini Practice
30 minutes - Basic series of body movement combined with breathing exercises and love- inspired music (mantras). We will practice self-observation, stillness and surrendering.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break / Free Time
1:00 - 2:00 "Who I Really Am"
* Knowledge of self (self-awareness)
* How to practice self-observation
* Reconnect with the truth within you
* Exercise
2:00 - 2:30 “The Power of Surrendering"
* Honoring your true essence
* Giving up the old ways and letting go of control
* Letting the flow of life take over
* Exercise
2:30 - 3:00 "Discovering the Healer within You"
* Heal from within
* Recover your power of creation
* Take responsibility for your life
* New beginnings
3:00 - 4:00 Closing Ceremony
* Essential Yoga Practice
* Healing Circle

Cost: $130


Medieval Festival of Courage  

October 3-4, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Blue Lake, CA

The Festival of Courage has become a special community to have fun in medieval style. From the bounty of nature we gather the fruits of the harvest and store up the light to guide us through the darkness of winter. This celebration of the autumnal equinox Michaelmas, also called the Festival of Courage, is to draw courage and strength within ourselves to face the cold and dark times to come.  The story of this festival teaches us that we have the courage to face the dragon, the courage to stand alone amongst the stars, courage to reach farther than our grasp, the courage to share with others, courage to make it through the darkness. We find the courage though myths and stories that we can create the magic to help us have the courage to face the winter.

Come and enjoy jousting knights, dancing dragons, medieval morsels and spirits, a harvest market, games and fine entertainment. We celebrate the art of agricultural traditions with vintners and farmers. Local and far away land artisans don our village with beautiful wares that lure you to take home their treasures.  Fine food and drink are available from local vendors to tempt your palate.

Cost: $5


Usui Reiki 1&2

October 3-4, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)
Cranial Sacral Therapy Center, San Jose, California

Reiki I and II are taught together during a weekend intensive. Both attunements are given. All the information and techniques are covered including:
* The Reiki hand positions.
* Giving a complete Reiki treatment for self and others.
* Holy Love and Heavenly Banquet Meditation - Holy Fire Meditation experiences
* Japanese Reiki Techniques, as taught by Dr. Usui including Gassho meditation, Reiji-ho - developing your intuition, Byosen Scanning - detecting where Reiki is needed, Gyoshi ho - sending Reiki with the eyes, Koki ho - using the breath to send Reiki, Kenyoku - dry bathing or clearing ones energy field
* Using Reiki for specific conditions.
* The Reiki II symbols, how to use them with practice time.
* Using Reiki to heal unwanted habits, and wanted goals
* Distant healing.

Cost: $350


Bay Area Qigong Training

October 3-4, 2015 (Saturday-Sunday)

Muse Gallery
614 Alabama Street,
San Francisco, CA

Qigong training will help you achieving sustainable health and clarity. This is done through three vehicles. The first is through mechanical education. The aim is to improve the physical movement of the body, by removing the unwanted resistances and bringing the body into a holistic synergy. The second is through learning how to connect and cultivate the energy body. One learns how to connect to ones Qi and how this relates the Universal Qi. The third is perceptual. This is developed along with the first two vehicles. Here ones own experiences of practice are distilled into a personal philosophy rather than adopting the ideas of another.

Cost: $150/one week in advance, later $195.


Fluid Body/Fluid Life Workshop

Sunday, October 4, 2015 @ 1pm to 4pm

Subud Santa Cruz
3800 Old San Jose Road,
Soquel, CA 95073

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 world.

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.

No previous experience necessary

Preregistration required 2 weeks before each event

Cost: $50


Fall Fashion Music Festival

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Worners Lounge
7121 Governors Circle
Sacramento Ca 95823

California Fashion and Entertainment movement in conjunction with The World of Powerful youth nonprofit organization presents Fall Fashion Music Festival In Sacramento California

Showcasing HOT California Fashion designers AND Smoking rap and hip hop artist ....
Legendary Bay Area Artist SAN QUIN will be headlining the show...
Rock the runway style fashion show artists and designers working hand and hand......
Come and enjoy great food from Waterz Wings...
Drink Specials....
Fabulous Fashion Vendors....
Popping live performances....
Full Fashion Show...
And more…

After Show After Party with drink specials all night.....

Cost: $10 advance tickets or $15 @ the door...



Soul Motion Workshop

Sunday, October 4, 2015 @ 11pm to 5pm

Finnish Hall Auditorium, 1970 Chestnut St, Berkeley, CA 94702
Corner of University & Chestnut, 2 blocks east of San Pablo Ave.

Through free-form dance, fun somatic inquiries, and the foundational principles of the Soul Motion™ practice, we will develop our ability to greet each new and passing moment with fresh eyes and a willingness to be awed. Presence, curiosity, and empathy serve as our guides toward a deepening sense of wonder and delight.  (joy and fun optional)

What to expect:
• A skillfully held space, lightly facilitated with an emphasis on safety, mutual respect, and fun.
• Ample opportunity to dance and play with amazing people.
• No steps to learn. Just allowing what comes naturally.
• Great music, spanning many genres, with an emphasis on "hand made" music, and a minimum of electronica.
• A safe space to relax or move at your own pace.
• The freedom to engage or not, according to your comfort level in the moment.
• Simple yet profound embodiment explorations designed to cultivate ease and power in your movement.
• Time to journal, or just reflect.

Cost: $75 pre-registration or $85 at the door


California Deathfest 2015

October 9 -11, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Oakland Metro
630 3rd Street
Oakland, CA 94607

California Deathfest is a 3-day event that will take place from October 9-11, 2015 at the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, California. The show on Friday, October 9th will feature grind, punk, and hardcore bands, and the shows on October 10th and 11th will feature death, black, and doom metal bands. Various merchandise and food vendors will also be at California Deathfest.

This is an ALL-AGES event.

Cost: $97/3-days, $38/day



Women's Weekend Retreat: Fear and Fearlessness

October 9 -11, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

San Francisco Buddhist Center
Triratna Buddhist Community
37 Bartlett Street
San Francisco CA 94110

Women’s weekend retreat is a wonderful opportunity to spend a weekend practicing together in the relaxing natural beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Our theme this year is Fear and Fearlessness

~ Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love. (Rilke) ~

Through meditation, mindful communication and body awareness we will gently explore ways to bring kind awareness to the parts of us that are afraid and anxious. As we learn to listen fearlessly, without an agenda, we can begin to appreciate the full subtlety and richness of our experience so that our dragons lose their apparent solidity and become less frightening. Gradually we can expand our capacity to turn towards all our fears with kind curiosity, and even love, rather than judging them or reacting from them.

Cost: $230–185 (sliding scale)


Master Lover Men’s Weekend: How to Please a Woman

October 9 -11, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Skywood Temple
40 Skywood Way
Redwood City, CA 94062

Experience a weekend of connection with other men and life-changing discoveries about women! Looking for more confidence with women? Interested in learning new skills in the bedroom? Join the Master Lover Men’s Weekend and discover how to experience the intimate relationships and sex life that you really want. Open the door to becoming a master lover!

Cost: $575


Couples Heart Tantra

October 9 -11, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

1510 Fourth St
Berkeley, CA 94710

Heart Tantra is a couples workshop that offers an exploration into the tender, juicy and sometimes, challenging dance of Tantra, with your lover. It also provides experiential processes to enrich your relationship, emotional intimacy, communication, sex-life and bring out the adventurer in you.

The workshop includes hands-on demonstrations, truth telling, playfulness, lots of sharing, sensuality, touch, and time with your lover to practice and just ‘be’. A beautiful part of the course is the honest and often profound sharing that you’ll witness as other couples allow us all into the joys and challenges related to their communicating and their sexual experiences together. In a sense, we all end up as teachers for one another, having a lot of fun and joy along the way.

Cost: $355 (no accommodation)


Positive Thinking Workshop

Saturday, October 10, 2015 @ 1pm – 6pm

Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center
820 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949

Thoughts and emotions play a very crucial role in affecting how we perform at home, at work, and in all aspects of our daily lives.

The energy of the human mind is thought. Thought is said to be one of the greatest, but least understood, energy resources of the universe. When we learn to understand and harness the energy of the mind, we are able to master our lives and produce those thoughts that give the most happiness and fulfillment. The mind has the power to create whatever it focuses on. Even if you think you are already fairly positive in life, you can benefit tremendously by looking at how much we do to ourselves unconsciously. Life will never be without its challenges. Knowing how to create a positive attitude can change a problem into an opportunity, making life seem less perilous and more enjoyable.

Through discussion, meditation and reflection, creative activity and exercises, this day retreat will take you on a journey to explore the power and influence of thought and the impact of positive attitudes. It will also look at the underlying spiritual principles that help maintain positivity in your daily life.

Cost: Donations


Returning To Wholeness ~ Soul Retrieval Workshop

October 10 – 11, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

Joy of Being Studio,
2385 Carlos Street, Suite A,
Moss Beach, CA

This Shamanic workshop is designed for those who are interested in experiencing personal transformation and healing through Shamanism. It is also designed for practitioners who want to learn to perform Shamanic techniques in their professional practice. You will learn: How to enter the Shamanic world through guided journeys, trance dance & Shamanic sound healing, Shamanic techniques such as performing & receiving a Soul Retrieval, which is the act of reclaiming lost parts of the soul that may have occurred due to traumas, accidents, illness, abuse, surgery or addiction. Patricia will also perform a group Soul Retrieval. This workshop is suited for professional studies and Personal growth.

Also, a shamanic sound-journey healing event is part of this workshop. Instructor brings her love of music and shamanism, with its power to heal, to her shamanic sound-journey event. As a musician playing the Native American drum, rattle and flute, and as a shamanic sound healer, chanting ancient indigenous rhythms, she creates trance states for healing and awakening. The music and the sounds she creates move through the human energy field with the specific intent to clear stagnant blocked energy and to charge the energy field. Patricia then will guide her audience on a journey to induce a cellular awakening and to activate the dormant strands of your DNA. Also included in the event will be; a short lecture on shamanism, grounding and  breath exercises and trance dance. This is an interactive event come to: move, dance and receive.

Cost $195, (Includes Snacks)


Love School: The Healing of Love, Sex, Partnership and the Village

Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM to Monday, October 12, 2015 at 8:00 AM
Oakland, CA

This experiential workshop offers a groundbreaking and well-researched perspective on love, intimacy and relationship that will support you in becoming:

* Part of the larger collective healing, shifting from fear to trust
* Able to harness your being in service to love
* More alive and connected to your erotic self
* More grounded in the dynamics & navigation of sexual attraction
* Better supported by your community
* Held in a greater understanding of how love affects our socio-political context

Cost: $300 before September 10, and $400 thereafter


Natural Path Meditation Training – Free Workshop

October 10 - 11, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

6898 Bollinger Rd,
San Jose, CA – 95129

This 2-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the system of Pranahuti Aided Meditation (PAM) to prospective students. The system is also called the Natural Path. It is a comprehensive self-contained spiritual discipline that aims to assist a person to evolve into cosmic consciousness and obtain Self Realization. The system uses the process of Pranahuti (Yogic Transmission) by a competent trainer as the main aid to assist a person to grow and transform.

Class agenda:
* Introduction to Natural Path
* Daily meditation practices - methods and techniques
* Role of Pranahuti (yogic transmission technique) as an active and continuous support for practitioners to achieve higher level of consciousness
* Holistic way of living to be in tune with universal consciousness
* Control of mind and concentration
* Stages of Progress - A complete map of spiritual journey up to the highest level of consciousness
* Four experiential guided meditation sessions (30 minutes each) during the two days.

No prior meditation experience is needed; it is meant for new students.

Cost: FREE



History of Yoga Workshop

Sunday, October 11, 2015 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

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

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

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

Cost: $55


Pleasuring the Penis: Mind-blowing Techniques For Erotic Massage

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Oakland, CA

Do you know the secret to being a mind-blowing lover? It all comes down to confidence and enthusiasm. One of the most potent ways to do that is by giving a world-class erotic massage. 

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

YOU WILL LEARN:
Over a dozen different hands-on penis-pleasuring techniques that will curl your partner’s toes
Tools for cultivating your confidence so you can bring your sexy self to the bedroom
How to use your partner’s response to guide what you do with your hands
Sexy techniques to arouse your partner’s entire body and generate incredible erotic heat
Tips for overcoming common barriers to pleasure that many people struggle with
Inspiration for enhancing your self-pleasure practices for men who want to expand their solo sex repertoire.
How to tune into the enjoyment in your hands as the giver and connect more deeply with your partner
Ways to create and ride the waves of heightened arousal and expanded pleasure
When you leave this workshop, you will know how to tease, excite, and arouse yourself and your partner. You will have the confidence to take charge and actively create passionate, exquisite pleasure. And you’ll feel incredibly sexy doing it!

Cost: Early bird: $40/person, $70/pair (ends 1 week in advance); Regular: $45/person, $80/pair (ends 10/21 5pm); At the door: $55/person


Redwood Yoga and Writing Retreat

October 16-18, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Orr Hot Springs Resort
13201 Orr Springs Rd,
Ukiah, CA 95482

You need time.  Your body needs movement– and rest.  Your creative side needs nourishing.  You can have it all in one weekend and feel fully alive once again.  You will soak in the hot tub and open your imagination beneath the redwoods, all while delicious food is prepared for you to savor. You will gather with friends for yoga classes and to unleash your writer’s heart in the luscious valley of Orr Hot Springs.

HIGHLIGHTS
* Daily Yoga Classes
* Writing Workshop
Use of Hot Springs and Facilities
* 2 Dinners, 2 Brunches and 2 Light Breakfasts
* Accommodation of your choosing
* Warm Community

Orr Hot Springs is a small, tranquil resort settled deep in the rolling hills of the Mendocino Coastal Range. Situated on a beautiful country road between the towns of Mendocino and Ukiah, the springs flourish on 27 acres at the headwaters of Big River. Pomo Native Americans regularly passed through this vibrant spot on trading expeditions and on annual treks to the Mendocino coast. Unfriendly tribes agreed to co-exist peacefully while stopping at the hot springs.

Cost: $675 - $1,145 (depending on accommodation)



Tantric Massage: The Art of Ecstatic Touch

October 16-18, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Skywood Temple
40 Skywood Way
Redwood City, CA 94062

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

Cost: $475


Love is a Miracle, Level 1

October 16-18, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Wildwood
20111 Old Cazadero Rd
Guerneville, CA 95446
United States

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 openhearted environment.

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

Cost: $545

Camp Swing

October 16-18, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Mendocino Woodlands Camp,
39350 Little Lake Road,

Mendocino, CA 95460

Camp Swing started in 1997, and we are still at it. The 2015 dates are October 16 -18, 2015! If you have been to Camp before, we know you cannot wait to get back to the woods and see your old friends. If you have never been, you should really become part of the tradition. We have the highest quality instructors, the most creative class offerings, the gourmets’ food, and absolutely the most fun.

Camp Swing was founded on a love of the Lindy Hop, but it does not stop there. Classes are offered in a variety of swing styles, which often include:
* Lindy Hop
* Balboa
* Blues
* Collegiate Shag
* Charleston
* and more swing styles like the Shim Sham, and 6-count (or East Coast)

And we always mix in some classes in other great dances to bring even more flavor to your moves. These sometimes include the Hustle, Salsa, Tango, Hip Hop, Tap, Rhumba, Belly dance, Hula and more!

Cost: TBD


REDISCOVERING DESIRE - Connecting Hearts, Unleashing Passion

Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Aquarian Heart Center
4920 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, CA 94609

Life in the 21st century can be so stressful; we work a lot and have many responsibilities. Such a lifestyle does not leave a lot of time to connect with our partners, to be intimate with them, or to tap into our desire. Perhaps you have been in a long-term relationship and naturally, the desire to connect intimately has gone down. Or, maybe parenting is taking a toll and you are simply too exhausted to connect. Intimacy is such a crucial part of relationship. It is one of the juicy things we enjoy when we first get involved with our partner.

As human beings, we yearn to be in connection, to be in touch with pleasure, passion, desire.

In “Rediscovering Desire”, we will provide space and tools for you and your partner to deepen in intimacy, cultivate passion with each other, and reconnect to the aliveness of desire.

Cost: $70 before October 4, $100 thereafter


Night of the Naked - Nude Halloween Party

Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 8pm

Little Boxes Theater
1661 Tennessee St,
San Francisco, CA 94107

Unique private Halloween party in San Francisco. Leave your clothes behind and discover back-to-nature freedom and sensuality!

The event is open to everyone, but you must be approved of in advance and be on the door list. And because we want female participants to feel comfortable, we are going for gender balance.

Nude mandatory (not clothing optional). Or nude with minimal micro-costume. Or apply body paint.

The space will be divided into three areas, which are visually separated from each other. (1) The entrance area where you pay for your ticket and are admitted. This area is separated from but leads to (2) another area where you can undress and securely stow your valuables with the host (including cell phones!). You will be given a number tag on a rubber band. This area is separated by a curtain from the main area and there will be enough room for you to apply your costume and put on your mask if you want to avoid being photographed at this point in your arrival process. From there you can proceed to (3) which is the main large open area where everything happens. At the close end of the room there will be body paint available for you to use. And there will be a body paint artist available who may be able to enhance your costume or give you a quick color treatment.

Cost: $20 before September 30, and $30 thereafter.



Polishing the Penis: Mind-Blowing Techniques of Erotic Massage

Saturday, October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Aquarian Heart Space
4920 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

Do you know the secret to being a mind-blowing lover? It all comes down to confidence and enthusiasm. One of the most potent ways to do that is by giving a world-class erotic massage. 

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

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

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

Cost: Super Sexy Single: $140/person; Dynamic Duo: $230/pair; Juicy Being: $160/person; Irresistible Individual: $170.00; at the door: $180/person (if tickets still available)


Treasure Island Music Festival 2015

October 17 – 18, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

Treasure Island,
San Francisco, California 94130

Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment present Treasure Island Music Festival. The Festival in the Bay returns to celebrate its ninth year on October 17th and 18th. With no overlapping sets, Bay Area cuisine, and the gorgeous, panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay serving as the festival’s backdrop, Treasure Island Music Festival is like no other festival experience in the U.S.

Cost: $170/2-days + $80/parking (optional)



Many Lives, Many Masters

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10am – 6pm
Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, California

Dr. Brian Weiss astonished the world of psychiatry with the theories of past-life regression therapy detailed in his best-selling book, Many Lives, Many Masters. Brian is the nation’s foremost expert in this field. This highly experiential intensive workshop explores the latest in hypnotic regression therapy. When we discuss what happens before we are born and after we die and our possible future lives we awaken from the constrictions of our past conditioning to release anxieties and fears.

In a series of large and small group past life regression exercises, healing visualizations and right brain training, this exciting experiential workshop takes you on an incredible psychospiritual journey as you explore the limitless boundaries of the mind and soul.

Cost: $89.00 before 8/18/15, $149 after 8/18/15


Silent Meditation Retreat

October 22-25, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
Pleasant Valley Sanctuary, North San Juan, California (Northern California)

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

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

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


Science and Nonduality (SAND) Conference

October 22- 25, 2015 (Thursday – Sunday)
Dolce Hayes Mansion
San Jose, CA

Science and Nonduality provides a forum where preeminent scientists, philosophers, teachers, artists and a large, international community gather to explore and advance the new paradigm emerging in spirituality, that is both grounded in cutting-edge science and consistent with the ancient wisdom of nonduality — the deep understanding of the interconnectedness of life.

Ultimately, SAND is a playground where we come together to explore and share insights or simply reflect on what is emerging in consciousness. Knowing defines life, not-knowing reminds us of the mystery and perfection of each and every moment. At SAND, we invite you to stop resisting what is happening right now and surrender to the not-knowingness. Let life and this amazing mystery unfold!

On these pages you will encounter a playful, intellectual, and yet heart-centered community. It is a platform where we explore big questions with curiosity and lightness. Where we share our insights with openness and meet one another beyond concepts, in the silence of this moment.

Cost: Early Bird Rate: $479 (until May 1st); Standard Rate: $579 (after May 1st).


Northern California Women's Music Festival

October 23 -24, 2015 (Friday – Saturday)

The Fat Cat Lounge
930 11th Street
Modesto, CA 95354

Rocker Lita Ford and Comedienne Cameron Esposito headline a power line up for this year’s two-day Northern California Women’s Music Festival at the Fat Cat in Modesto, CA. As a benefit for Haven Women’s center and the enrichment grant program, the festival will feature Comedienne Cameron Esposito who has been featured on the Tonight Show and Conan O’Brien; Female Rock Legend, Lita Ford; Grammy Nominated™ Recording Artist, Tracy Bohnam; Legendary American Folk, Blues, and Jazz Singer, Barbara Dane; American Pop Punk Band, The DollyRots; All Girl Pop Punk Band, Go Betty Go; San Francisco Musician/Singer Songwriter, Megan Slankard and Country Sensation, Calico.

The festival will also include Comedienne Rhea Butcher & Glory Magana; Slam Poets, Elizabeth Sousa, Dancer Jodi LaDuca; Modesto’s Poet Laureate, Gillian Wegner; and Guest Speaker, Virginia Madueno. The goal of this festival is to connect our communities and to provide women a platform to network, and share common interests through business and the fine arts. This year we will focus on encouraging positive connections through music, comedy, poetry and four workshops that will promote the health, well-being and advancement of women leaders in Northern California while encouraging and engaging the community.

Cost: $20


Tara Practice Workshop

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Gyuto Foundation
6401 Bernhard Ave
East Richmond Heights, CA 94805

The Purpose of this practice is the attainment of supreme Enlightenment for the benefit of all living beings.  Tara, the Liberator Mother, is the embodiment of the enlightened wisdom and compassion in feminine form, and one of the most important deities in the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Tara embodies enlightenment energy directed at healing, peace, prosperity, long life and good fortune.
No pre-requisites required - Everyone welcome to attend.

Cost: $30 donation suggested - Vegetarian lunch will be provided



Aftershock Music Festival

October 24 -25, 2015 (Saturday – Sunday)

Gibson Ranch Park
8556 Gibson Ranch Park Rd.,
Sacramento, 95626

Here’s the full band lineup for the 2015 Monster Aftershock Festival:
Saturday, October 24:
Slipknot, Shinedown, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Seether, Bring Me The Horizon, Black Veil Brides, Clutch, Hollywood Undead, P.O.D., Sevendust, Pop Evil, All That Remains, Helmet, Snot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, Art of Dying, Temperance Movement, Kill It Kid, Devour The Day, September Mourning, Stars In Stereo, Raveneye.
Sunday, October 25:
Faith No More, Deftones, Jane’s Addiction, Stone Temple Pilots, Coheed and Cambria, All Time Low, Death From Above 1979, Eagles of Death Metal, Sleeping With Sirens, Yelawolf, Failure, Glassjaw, Suicidal Tendencies, Issues, The Sword, Highly Suspect, ’68, Red Fang, One OK Rock, Madchild, Neck Deep, Pink Slips.

Cost: $125/2-days; $70/1 day



Soul Motion: Ancestors Calling

October 30 – November 1, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Finnish Kaleva Hall
1970 Chestnut St.
Berkeley, CA 94702

This work is about Gratitude and Grace. With the tenets of Soul Motion practice we celebrate the present life we are living as we remember the work of our ancestors in clearing and making our paths easier for our daily walk in the everyday. Through the dance of activity and stillness, in the music of sound and silence we imbue the dance floor with gratitude for their being and hold open the opportunity to clear any bounded activity lingering within.

Friday, October 30, 7:30-9:30
Saturday, October 31, 12pm - 6pm
Sunday, November 1, 12pm - 5pm

Cost: $275


Treat Yourself to a Vacation Beyond Words

October 30 – November 1, 2015 (Friday – Sunday)

Anubhuti Meditation and Retreat Center
820 Bel Marin Keys Blvd, Novato, CA 94949

An excursion through the gateway of SILENCE...
into a vast inner world of VIBRANCE, TRANQUILITY, and profound PEACE.
* For true beginners as well as experienced meditators
* Refresh and recharge while exploring the depth and beauty of one's inner landscape
* Enjoy gentle guidance from experienced yogis
* Feel safe and nurtured in a lovely retreat setting surrounded by nature

Cost: Donations



Reiki Healing Night - Open to All!

Saturday, October 31, 7pm – 9pm

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

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

Cost: $10 suggested donation

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

http://www.reiki-energyhealing.com/calendar.html

Haunted Carnival at Pier 33

Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 2:00 AM

Butterfly Restaurant
Pier 33
Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111

Join us for a night of Halloween celebrations on the SF waterfront, located at Pier 33. Butterfly Lounge is a 5,000 sq. ft venue with floor to ceiling windows offering dramatic views of San Francisco's bay.

Music by DJ The Les & DJ TonyTone
Top 40 - Hip Hop - Dance - Halloween Classics

Cost: Free Access before 10:30pm.