Holi Festival in San Ramon
Friday, April 1, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
2600 Camino Ramon.
San Ramon, CA 94583
The family-friendly, colorful festival of Holi will be celebrated right here at the Bishop Ranch 2600 front parking lot on Friday, April 1. Holi is an ancient festival from India that celebrates the beginning of spring. Participants throw brightly-colored powdered pigments on each other as a way to commemorate the vibrant, abundant colors of springtime and to say farewell to the long winter. It’s beautiful, messy, and …fun!
Along with the traditional throwing of colors, there will be plenty of free activities for the family: face painting, henna tattoo artists, dance performances, and live music to enjoy while you grab dinner at one of the mobile gourmet food trucks. There is also plenty of free parking!
Don’t forget to bring a pair of old clothes (white works best), the family, and join us at the BR2600 front parking lot to take part in this exciting, free, family event.
Intimacy Magic Tantra: Sexuality of the Chakras
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2 PM - 5 PM
The Heart Temple
Mountain View, CA
Intimacy Magic Tantra Workshop an experiential opportunity for you to experience deep connection with yourself and others for greater presence, pleasure and awareness while being in a safe container. You will let go of things that prevent you from being fully presence through active release practices, increase your vitality by moving the energy so you can drop deeper into your own body, heart and spirit. And from that place of contentment and peace in yourself, you will be guided into connection with others through a serious of playful exercises in conscious embodiment, communication, breath, sound and energetic connection.
This time, around the emphasis will be on the sexuality of the charkas and the different flavors of energy and connection associated with them.
Please arrive at 1:45pm to check in and settle. Please bring finger food for a potluck during the break, and your water bottle.
What you can expect during this workshop:
* Mingling around the room and sharing hugs and eye contact.
* Sitting down with a partner for heart-felt communication exercises.
* Waking up your sensitivity to energy through guided practices.
* Sharing conscious and respectful touch with each other.
* Working alone, in partnership with one other person and in groups.
* Learning Tantric breathing.
* Sounding mantras.
There will be no nudity and all the exercises are only an invitation to explore. You are welcome to step aside and observe. Please know that even though I will do my best to gender balance the group, you might end up working with a person of your own gender. All the touch we are going to share is of non-sexual nature and you can always say No Thank You. But please know that you might be in a group with people of your gender or even paired up with someone of your own gender.
Couples and singles are welcome. Couples can stay together if they choose to, though it can be beneficial to connect with others at least for some portion of the workshop.
Cost: $30/person; $55/couple
SPLASHOMANIA 2016 – Festival Holi in Sunnyvale
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 AM - 3 PM
999 East Caribbean Drive,
Sunnyvale, CA- 94089
Splashomania is the biggest BOLLYWOOD dance HOLI celebration in the United States. HOLI, the festival of colors is one of the most celebrated indian festival.
Come with your friends and family and dance to the chartbusting Bollywood numbers while you immerse yourself into more than 5000 pounds of bio-colors.
- The BIGGEST Bollywood HOLI in Bay area
- FUN FUN FUN with FREE colors
- Yummy food.
- Group Discounts
- Bollywood chartbusters by DJ Salim
- Kids friendly
Cost: $13 - $15
Group Quantum Sound/Energy Healing With Alchemy Singing Bowls & Crystal Pyramids
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 AM - 2 PM
House Of Soul Tones
1573 Hemmingway Road,
San Jose, CA
Alchemy Singing Bowls create a clean, clear physical and energetic vibration.
What are the infinite possibilities for your freedom, from old patterns that keep you locked up and limited in your life? Using a combination of Access consciousness & the Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls, you can create the YOU that you really want to be. These healing sessions offer individualized attention in the group setting. Each participant spends time on the healing table receiving a sound bath from a variety of singing bowls (classic frosted quartz singing bowls, antique Tibetan singing bowls, Alchemy singing bowls, along with the exquisite singing pyramids), and individualized toning.
We begin each of these healing sessions playing a variety of singing bowls as a way of connecting and clearing our collective energy fields. Some say it is like a mini concert.
Come experience this powerful change opportunity. Participants report clarity of thought, new opportunities opening up for them, and a feeling of deep peace, as a result of these quantum healing sessions. Many folks report having more restful sleep. Some just sigh and say..... thank you I needed that!
Festival of Colors – HOLI – in San Jose
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 AM - 4 PM
6155 Rainbow Dr,
San Jose, CA 95129
Come to the South Bay's biggest Festival of Colors - Holi Eventl! Enjoy Live & recorded music all day long, dance, Color throws, Yoga, and delicious Indian Food.
Part of the proceeds will go to SkoolCare, a non-profit that provides free dental care to low income students.
Early Bird Tickets are on sale NOW! FREE packet of Color with every ticket purchase, valid online ONLY!
Cost: $8 - $10
Tartan Day Scottish Fair
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 10 AM - 5 PM
Ardenwood Historic Farm
34600 Ardenwood Blvd,
Fremont, California 94555
Throw on your kilt and celebrate Tartan Day with music, Scottish dancing, bagpipes, handmade crafts, historical re-enactments, and Highland athletics. Local Scottish clans and societies will share their rich culture and colorful heritage. Children can find magic and fantasy in the Children's Glen and might just see a fairy or dragon. Enjoy a meat pie or other Scottish treat.
Cost: $12/adults, $8/seniors (62+), $5/children (4-17 yrs.), 3 yrs. & under free.
Free Form Dance Fundamentals: Springing into Safety on the Dance Floor
Saturday, April 2, 2016 @ 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Palo Alto, CA
Sometimes when we learn the rules of the game, the techniques of the trades, etc. first - it gives us more permission to be in our bodies and play a little bit more - well...wildly.
Whether you are just learning about Free Form Dance as a form of movement (aka exercise), have been dancing for a bit in this manner or are an old pro - there is room for you to deepen your Practice to the next level.
Springing into Safety:
Our chakras open when we dance. This allows us to touch our desires, longings, pains - even our orgasmic energy (aka Kundalini energy). All the while, this Opening is like a magnet in the game of Polar Opposites attracting.
As you open, you might feel deeply in Love.
Deeply in Love with love, with the music, the bass - with that hottie over there, with your self, or with all of your fellow dancers in an instant - no matter your orientation.
Or maybe you feel that spark of something deeper with the one that seeks to get closer, and are convinced that he/she is the ONE. The dance becomes more magical than ever - and you are swept away in bliss.
What do we make of these very real moments that happen on the dance floor - as we seek to move off the dance floor?
How do we open safely, around others, and not get misled nor mislead our brothers and sisters that we are attracted to during this process?
What pace is safe to open up at?
How do we keep the integrity of the community as the Shadows of the games men and women play emerge into the light?
How do we do this in love and without judgment nor condemnation - but with space for individual journeys in a collective whole?
What other questions are important to ask as we dance to heal and heal to dance among the Others?
Come explore these questions together in community as we seek to establish our own set of personal and communal guidelines with which to Move with.
Cost: $20-$30 (sliding scale)
Sound Oasis – Sound Meditation with Loriel Starr
Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street,
San Francisco, CA 94117
Sound Oasis offers a place to rest deeply and attune to well-being through sound healing meditation. Your meditative journey begins as you lie down comfortably and are guided in a very simple and easy Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep meditation). Yoga Nidra helps with relaxation and supporting your body to receive the healing benefits of sound.
What follows is a sound journey that immerses you in the sonic richness, vibrant overtones and healing frequencies of an assortment of sound healing instruments. Each instrument has its own unique qualities. Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, Planetary Gongs and other sonic tools emit sound vibrations that bring clearing, balancing and harmonization to body, mind and spirit.
Sound meditation is very restorative and provides wonderful support for releasing stress and experiencing self-attunement.
Asking For What You Want in the Bedroom and Beyond
Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
3051 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703
Everyone says the way to mind blowing sex is to communicate. But how do you do that when you don’t even know what the options are, how to talk about it or how it will be received?
The challenge of asking for what you want starts within: knowing what you want, feeling like it’s okay or safe to ask for it, knowing literally the words to use for the things you want, and having a good way to get it across to your partner without hurting feelings or missing the point.
Most of us never learned how to tell what we really want in bed, much less how to talk about it openly and honestly. Even if you’ve been in a sex-positive environment for a while, taking the risk in that bare moment of vulnerability can, at best, be super awkward, and at worst, still seem impossible.
In this practical, immediately-useful workshop, you’ll learn basic and advanced skills for identifying what really turns you on and asking for it, so that you’re WAY more likely to get it. You’ll discover:
* What’s stopping you from asking for what you want — and your own custom recipe for what to do about it
* How to create a space with your partner where you both can literally ask for anything you want — without stressing your relationship
* How to communicate exactly how you want to be touched, turned-on and titillated — and what to do when your partner doesn’t get it right at first
* Quick-n-dirty ways to tell right away if you should keep going when you’re feeling unsure about something (without having to sidetrack into tons of processing)
* The secret to solving those annoying “I don’t know… what do YOU want to do?” desire traps (This one opens up a whole new world of play and possibility that will rock your world!)
* Tons of ways to share what excites you — and find out what lights up your partner — with and without using lots of words
In addition, you’ll get plenty of practice with new ways of asking and learn a handful of easy games to guide you in the bedroom (don’t worry, these are nothing like Cosmo or Playboy.) Last but not least, you’ll leave knowing how to create your own custom menu of sexy activities of what gets you hot and bothered.
Note: This is a clothing-on, non-sexual, communication workshop. Rated R for language, rated PG for activities.
Cost: $150/person; $225/couple
Sacred Dance: Our 7th Annual 'White Party'
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 9:00 PM - Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 3:30 AM
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109
Our 7th Annual Sacred Dance 'White Party' this year at a new location at the historic (and opulent) Regency Ballroom. This event is famous with stunning production value, decor, and performance, where we pull out all the stops, and so do you, to make some co-created magic. Fabulously creative white attire requested.
Decor from the OT's bag of tricks such as LED light columns, big visuals and lasers, Sufi Dancing, light poi, cirque and other performance, midnight ceremony, art installations.
Cuddling Party and Food Massage Exchange in Cupertino
Saturday, April 2, 2016 @ 8:00 PM to Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 12:15 AM
21020 Homestead Rd # B,
The latest entry in the self-help revolution, the cuddle party is a way "for adults to get together and explore affectionate touch and communication without it becoming sexualized
In this meeting, we will do more exercises (exploring how to move energy to upper chakras, to leave longer…). We will switch more during our hug train exercise to observe energy shifts, and most importantly, we will aim to have better gender balance, by moving people and couples in from the waiting list. Also, people love foot massage exchange, and it will be on the plate again. Participation in all exercises is optional, you can stay as simply observer, if you wish.
Cost: $25 for man, $15 for woman, and $30 couples (snack provided)
Reiki I & II Class, San Jose
Saturday, April 2, 2016 9:15 AM to Sunday, April 3, 2016, 7:00 PM
Cranial Sacral Therapy Center
541 W. Julian St.,
San Jose, CA (map)
This beginning training is one of the most thorough and comprehensive available. It includes both Reiki I & II and is a combination of the Western style as introduced by Mrs. Takata and the Japanese style. On completion of the class, you will be able to give Reiki treatments to yourself and others. The following subjects are taught:
• The origin and history of Reiki
• The nature of Reiki energy, why people get sick and how Reiki heals.
• The Reiki Ideals
• The Human Energy System
• The complete hand placement system.
• Gassho meditation
• Byosen Scanning: Using the sensitivity in the hands to locate areas needing healing, (usually in the aura) and to treat them.
• Reiji-Ho: Using inner guidance to know how and where to treat.
• Kenyoku: Dry bathing, a method to purify your energy field
• Gyoshi-ho: Sending Reiki with the eyes.
• Sending Reiki at a distance.
• Reiki II symbols: How to draw, activate and use them. Their many uses are explained and their inner meaning is discussed. Practice time is given so students know from experience how the energy of each symbols feels and the results each symbol produces.
• Attunements for Reiki I and II are given.
The class is a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration and practice time. Each student experiences giving and receiving a complete treatment using Byosen scanning and the hand placement system. Practice time is given using all the Reiki II symbols as well as for techniques mentioned above.
A 192-page class manual and a certificate are included.
Asha Stanford Holi 2016
April 2 - 3, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday) @ 11am – 3pm
Stanford Eucalyptus Grove
Stanford, California 94305
- Biggest Holi celebration in the Bay Area!
- Fun with colors, music, dance and food on two days - Saturday, April 2nd (11am-3pm) and Sunday, April 3rd (11am-3pm).
- Limited number of tickets will be on sale. Online ticketing will commence in mid-March.
Dance Trance Meditation: Spring Awakening
Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM
The Center SF
548 Fillmore St,
San Francisco, California 94117
Its time to dance in the Spring!
~Come ready to move, release and become entranced by the spiritual atmosphere designed to re-root and uplift your spirit. In the beginning, there was the primordial vibration, also called the AUM or Nāda, which sparked the manifestation of all creation, including us. Our intention with Dance Trance Meditation is to return to that sacred frequency and explore its power to connect and create oneness through fluid, healing energy.~
~ Immerse yourself with the diverse mix of global bass music (up- and downtempo) and synchronized live-tronic soundscapes accompanied by acoustic instruments and voice. The vast array of organic vibrations include didgeridoo, drum and rattle, hang drum and live vocals from traditions around the world.~
~This will be an integrated dance trance experience. You are encouraged to discover your own sacred vibration within and channel it through toning, chanting and various movement practices. We will have small instruments you are invited to explore.~
7-th Jazz & Klezmer Summit
Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
The Netivot Shalom Jazzkleztet, the Albany Jazz Band and the California Jazz Conservatory Big Band perform.
Congregation Netivot Shalom's Jazzkleztet (1:15 pm) High-energy ensemble performs a twisted blend of klezmer and jazz
Albany Jazz Band (2:30 pm) Mighty 25-piece ensemble plays classic jazz, with vocals from the Great American Songbook
California Jazz Conservatory Big Band (3:45 pm) Cutting edge contemporary big band, with original music and top soloists
Dancing the 5 Elements w/Asiya - The EYES Have IT!
Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
American Legion Post 83
939 W Main St
Merced, CA 95340
Utilizing a framework based on 5 Rhythms exploration and the Chinese 5 elements, this workshop will help you develop a stronger connection to your body and the music. You will be part of a mindful dance journey that encourages you to develop trust in your body and how you relate to music. Use your intuition as you are guided through a sequence of the five elements, with improvised movement. This workshop will set you on the path to a powerful practice that can boost and develop your confidence, and unlock your personal dance style. Come fly like a leaf in the wind, burn with the embers of your creative fire, flow like water, and get in touch with your strengths in this holistically developed workshop!
Israeli Dance Party
Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 4:00PM to 6:00 PM
Oshman Family JCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303
We are bringing Israel to Los Altos! Bring the whole family for an evening of Oren's Hummus and a professional dance lesson by our local Israeli Folk Dancing Goddess, Karina Niederman.
This will be a fun way to introduce your entire mishpucha to the fun of Israeli dancing (without the jetlag) at the fabulous home of Ilan and Hillary Frank in Los Altos.
Cost: $50 per adult, $25 per child
8-th Annual New Culture Spring Camp
April 7-12, 2016 (Thursday – Tuesday)
20600 Aldercroft Heights Road
Los Gatos, CA
Imagine community without coercion based on Trust. Imagine love without possession based on Freedom. Imagine communication without violence based on vulnerability.
Join us in community for 6 days as we join magic in the creation of love. Spring Camp is an opportunity to co-create the transformation of our Culture and Ourselves through Universal Earthy Love in the deepest sense. By Universal Love, we mean deep intimacy, transparency, honesty, spirituality, genuine equality, compassion, ultimate respect for autonomy and conscious responsible sexual awareness all through the context of community.
Experience Transformational Tribal Technologies like:
* The SD/Zegg Forum authentic self-expression
* Compassionate Nonviolent Communication
* 7 Minute Connections & Transparency Games
* Tantra / Puja Ritual w/Francoise Ginsberg PhD
* Biodanza Dancing
* Next Culture self-mastery thoughtware
* DJ Juicy Dancing
* Theater Games / Improv
* Cuddle Party
* “HeartSong Singing”
* Evolutionary Yoga
* Creativity Sharing Cabaret night
Living the Awakened Life: Becoming Your Best Self from the Inside-Out
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 12:30 PM - Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 12:00 PM (PDT)
Earthrise Retreat Center
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma, CA 94952
Through a deeply experiential program, you will:
* Explore worldviews, beliefs, and factors that are unconsciously influencing your life
* Tap into your inner wisdom and guidance system
* Set intentions for how you want to be and what you want to do
* Experience a variety of transformative practices that expand awareness, increase mindfulness, reduce stress, and develop personal resilience so that you may thrive in life and work
* Understand the mind-body connection and cultivate habits for optimal wellbeing
* Refine your capacity to communicate consciously and extend your ability to listen with empathy and compassion
* Help create an environment where we can all be courageously vulnerable, honest with ourselves, and authentic in our relationships with one another
* Invite your body, mind, heart, and spirit to find inspiration, sustenance, and renewal
Fee: $400 - $800
Bonfire and Poi Soirée
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 6 PM - 11 PM
How does it sounds an amazing bonfire, Fire and LED Poi performers, the sunset, the beach, some of your favorite drinks, amazing music and the coolest San Franciscan peeps...?
Let's get dirty ... once again (with sand) and party together! :)
This event is a Fundraiser to buy one/two generators for SNAP (our Burning Man Camp) so we suggest a collaboration of $5 from each of you but here is what you'll get in exchange :)
*FREE POI CLASS!
*FREE ADVICE BOOTH!
*A show of Amazing Poi Performers for hours
*Awesome Life Music
*Smore's (many of them…)
*A bonfine that last all night
*Tons of hugs, smiles, laugh and the best energy
OPEN EMBRACE presents "MUSIC PILGRIM" Duo
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7 PM – 10 PM
20368 Clay Street,
Cupertino, CA 95014
Duo 'MUSIC PILGRIM", Vladimir Fridman - guitar, vocal and Bob Abbott - bass guitar move flawlessly through Jazz, Klezmer, Russian, Classical, Latin-American music with improvisational spirit, soul and true virtuosity. These two musicians bringing together two different musical worlds. Vladimir toured Europe, the Middle East and Japan and won the Wammies Award.
Bob Abbott's is a bass guitarist whose performance experiences range from jazz trios and classical ensemble to big band, he is also a composer, and arranger in the Baltimore/Washington area.
Duo’s program “Spanning The Globe” includes music in different styles from Russian to Classical, from Bossa-nova to Klezmer, Gypsy and Jazz. Spanish Malaguena, Argentinean Tango, Brazilian Bossa-Nova, Cuban Rumba, Russian Songs, Gypsy Guitar from France, Greek Mizirlou and more - there is an astonishing array of musical highlights to be found throughout the world.
Refreshments and drinks will be served.
Cost: $30 by reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Create Your Dream Relationship Workshop
Saturday, April 10, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Villa Torino - Community Room
28 Bassett Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Do you want a relationship that rocks?
Do you want a partner that is all that you have dreamed of and more?
Do you want to clear blocks that may be keeping you from your dream relationship?
If you are single, in a relationship, straight, gay, married, divorced...and answered “Yes” to any of the above questions then Create Your Dream Relationship is for you!
What will you be doing?
What will you get?
In this workshop, you will:
* Discover and clear out any blocks that may be keeping you from your ideal relationship.
* Clarify what you truly want and need in a fulfilling relationship.
* Rediscover your value and celebrate you!
Cost: $185 - $300 (depending on time of workshop booking)
Breathe Retreat Experience: Retreat for Women
Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM - Sunday, April 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM
Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge
1800 Powell Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
Breathe Women's Retreats are designed for women who are READY to LIVE their BEST life!
The Breathe experience an intensive women's retreat, where women are allowed to "breathe" releasing the stress and burdens that constrict movement, natural and spiritual productivity. We will play, pray, share, explore and uncover the AMAZING woman within each of us! The activities are designed in direct response to the interests of the group.
It's more than a retreat; and unlike any you've ever attended! It's a learning process, placing you in touch with the emotional/mental patterning that inhibits your ability to reach your full potential. The activities are designed to love and support you into a state of peace, health, joy, balance and love, so you are free of the chains which may have you bound and stuck! We will support healing of the mind, body, and soul.
THIS retreat is ONLY for those willing to DO THE WORK, after searching and struggling trying to find a deeper meaning and purpose in life! Are you willing to move past the confusion of unfulfilled dreams, traumatic childhood experiences, the pain of a broken heart, the isolation of feeling alone, the loss of a loved one, or the trials of everyday living? Enjoy the Breathe Experience, your life will never be the same!
Fee: $20 - $40
How to Be an Exceptional Couple?
Saturday, April 16, 2016 @ 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
CA Institute of Integral Studies - CIIS
1453 Mission Street,
San Francisco, CA
Relationships do not come with an operating manual… It’s no surprise then that it’s not so easy to maintain “the spark” after years together. But what if you can have more connection, intimacy and joy together, even in the midst of a busy life?
This daylong seminar is an opportunity to fall more in love with your partner. Learn how to be attuned to their body language, become more fluent in the language of touch (clothes on), create a heart to heart connection, be more spontaneous with each other, and much more. Creating chemistry with your beloved doesn’t have to be a mystery, it simply takes certain skills and—even more important—a certain way of being with each other. This practical workshop is full of fun, experiential exercises that will teach you these learnable skills. It also respects privacy and boundaries, so you will not be asked to share anything you don’t want to. Come and enjoy this workshop with your partner!
Gal Szekely, MFT is a marriage counselor and relationship expert. Together with his wife, he founded The Couples Center – an organization dedicated to helping couples create A Love that Lasts, through counseling, evening, and weekend events. Gal is an adjunct faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies, and a teacher in the Hakomi mindfulness based therapy approach. His work and teaching are based on mindfulness and a deep understanding of the body-mind connection.
Cost: $180/$200/$220 per couple
Diving Deeper Into G-Spot and Female Ejaculation
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
Caroline Carrington and Lisa A. Rizzoli invite you to a daylong deep dive exploring the g-spot and female ejaculation. These two incredible Dakini's will demystify this profound subject empowering you to step more fully into your own exploration steeped in the magic of Tantric honoring and devotion. Following our hugely successful evening classes on this fascinating subject we are making this exciting offering available in a day long interactive experience.
The class will create a safe and sacred container for the exploration of this powerful work. We will explore physiology and energetic aspects of this practice empowering you with techniques to teach you how to explore the powerful practice. The day will include a LIVE DEMO with Caroline and Lisa teaching you step by step how to explore this practice and an opportunity for hands on practice during the class.
IN THIS CLASS YOU WILL LEARN:
* How to create a safe and intimate container for this profound ritual
* How to use the gift of presence to deepen intimacy with your partner
* Techniques to activate the g-spot
* Tools to awaken the body to female ejaculation
* Hands on practice of g-spot activation
Cost: $150.00 -$190 / single; $280 / couple; $200/person at the door
Sex as Meditation: Befriending Our Bodies
Saturday, April 16, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
2269 Market Street,
San Francisco, CA 94114
Social norms, cultural and religious trends and consumer marketing have, in many cases, caused many of us to see our bodies as something with which we are constantly at odds. Many of us treat our bodies like they are wild beasts that we must tame to our will, feeling afraid, frustrated and/or betrayed in some way; missing that our bodies are the very vessels that inform us, in the most honest way possible, about the world around us and hold information about our truest needs and desires.
We invite you to join us for this 4 hour Sex as Meditation workshop where we will envision our bodies as our allies, creating a stronger relationship with ourselves, integrating mind, emotions, body and soul. We will bring mindful awareness to our current beliefs about our bodies and examine how they impact our self expression, our relationships and our sexuality. This process will open a more loving and compassionate journey with our bodies that will allow us to be more in touch with our hearts' desires.
This workshop does not include any nudity or explicit sexuality. All genders and sexual orientations welcome.
Workshop duration: 4 hours
Power, Passion & Presence – Free Daylong for Self-Identified Women
Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)
East Bay Meditation Center
285 17th St
Oakland, CA 94612
Feminine Wisdom is on the rise everywhere and yet many of us feel held back from expressing our deepest truth. We each have a unique combination of enlightened qualities that naturally express themselves. This daylong is designed to help us wake up and fan those flames. Come sit in a powerful council of women to not only laugh but to cry and to share your heart with others.
Cost: Free (Donations accepted)
Sensational! A Sensation Play Party for Everyone
Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)
1060 Folsom Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103
When you enter Erotic Exploration's Sensational! Party, you will find yourself immersed in a new world. This is a party celebrating all of your sensations.
Like to have someone lightly tease you with feathers? Wonder how much fun you can have with an electric toothbrush? Have you ever looked around your house and thought of all the fun things you could do with some of your household items? At Sensational! you will find a Pervertables Play Room ready for you to explore some of those fun items. Provided for you will be an array of everyday items that can be used in amazing perverted ways. Take one for some play. Or ask our Sensationalist to try it on you to see if you enjoy it.
Downstairs the main dungeon will be in full force. Take a play partner in and have some fun. Didn't bring a play partner? Put on your charming pants and try to find one. (But don't be creep! That is a good way to be invited to leave our party).
This party is perfect for novices and veterans alike. We provide an inviting environment for anyone looking to enjoy an incredible dungeon. Whether you want to jump in and play, or just watch the amazing scenes going on.
We ENCOURAGE all genders, orientations, and body shapes/sizes to join our events. We are delighted to hear that people find our events to have some of the most sexually diverse crowds around.
Free HAI Mini Workshop
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 @ 7:15 PM to 9:30 PM
2641 Media Way,
San Jose, CA
Experience Richer Love Intimacy and Sex in your Life.
In a caring, supportive and safe environment, discover the ingredients for happy, healthy, loving, and intimate relationships.
In this extraordinary workshop, our presenters will lead you through a gentle series of exercises designed to open your heart and allow you to be more connected with others. They will also tell you more about our workshops, and answer any questions you might have.
Workshop / Meditation + Movement
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)
337 Shotwell Street,
San Francisco, CA 94110
What has been projected on us through the karma of our experiences, and how are we marking this projection? In this workshop led by textile artist Nicole Markoff, participants will consult a few physical and meditative practices that will invite new perspectives of our individual mind/body complexes amidst the supreme consciousness that holds us. By taking the smallest peek at the time/space continuum, and our somatic capacities, perhaps we can expand our sense of place and impact. Mark making materials will be provided and participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat.
Beginners Weekend Tantra Seminar
April 22-24, 2016
Santa Cruz Mountains, CA
Learn 22 Tantra Techniques that will transform your sexual love life into one of ecstatic pleasure, harmony and deep emotional connection! No prior knowledge or experience is necessary. There is no nudity in the seminar. The at-home Saturday night practice is optional.
Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving seminars provide the education we never had and always needed in order to have wonderful, real and lasting love, and to rediscover the full potential of our sexual energy. "Rather than a "touchy-feely" course about sex, Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving is a spiritual yet practical guide to being present and intimate with the most important person in your life. Sure there was a lot of discussion of sex, but only in the context of celebrating yourself, your partner, your love and of life itself...this should be required learning for all people."
Have you ever felt there must be something more to sexual loving? In just a few days, you will discover the ancient secrets of female and male sexual ecstasy.You will learn to use sexual energy for increased intimacy, spiritual connection, pleasure, harmony and freedom. Turn sex into a relationship practice of healing energy, renewal and transformation.
Are you tired of chasing weak orgasms? Women can experience longer, deeper, faster and more powerful orgasms. Men can orgasm without tiring ejaculations. You can tap into an endless, spontaneous flow of creative, love energy.
In Ancient India, Tantric sex was taught as an art form that every conscious person must master. Now you can learn these ancient and proven skills translated as a 21st century art form and experience harmonious, joyful union.
No explicit sexual activity or nudity takes place in class; optional homeplay is assigned.
Earth Night Festival: Celebrating Art, Music, Movement and Nature
Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)
3141 Browns Valley Road
Napa, CA 94558
Connolly Ranch is hosting its 2nd annual Earth Night, a springtime festival and fundraiser celebrating arts, music, movement and nature on Saturday, April 23, from 5-10 pm. Come support outdoor environmental education while experiencing a rare opportunity to take in the late afternoon sunshine and play under the stars at Connolly Ranch.
There will be live bands on a state-of-the art sound system, an eco-bazaar, raffle, dance, aerial and fire spinning performances, free yoga and movement classes, recycled art and nature craft activities, happy hour, food trucks, delicious local wine, farm tours, moonlit nature hikes, telescope for stargazing, onsite childcare and more!
Following Napa’s downtown Earth Day festivities, Earth Night is the after party you won’t want to miss! This unique spring farmfest will help us continue our mission of connecting people to nature with an evening of fun for all ages!
Cost: $22 - $27
Wanderlust 108 Festival in San Francisco
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 7:30am - 3:30pm
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
Wanderlust 108 is a field day for your mind, body and soul. Hold the plastic trophy, because we have better prizes: vibrant community, self-awareness and inner peace. This is considered as the World’s only mindful triathlon:
* 5K: This is a 5k (+/-) your way, so do not sweat it. Or do. Run or walk, prance or skip, stroll or strut -- we do not mind. Just make it to the finish line.
* 5K: This is a 5k (+/-) your way, so do not sweat it. Or do. Run or walk, prance or skip, stroll or strut -- we do not mind. Just make it to the finish line.
* Yoga: 75 minutes of yoga flow underscored by a DJ? That is the Wanderlust way. Whether it is your first or 500th time on your mat, you will find your rhythm.
* Meditation: Get your sit together. Our 30-minute guided meditation will clear your mind, relax your body, and complete the mindful triathlon.
Free San Jose Dancin' Downtown Festival
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 10 AM - 4 PM
377 Santana Row,
San Jose, California 95128
Santana Row and sjDANCEco have partnered up again to bring local and national artists together to celebrate National Dance Week in a FREE outdoor festival featuring the diversity and wealth of our dance community.
Join us in Santana Row Park on April 24-th from 10am-4pm for a FREE day of dance or enjoy the view from one of the restaurant patios. Performing groups include sjDANCEco, Diablo Ballet, LV Dance Collective, Pointe of Departure and more!
Enjoy performances from groups such as;
v Pointe of Departure - Karen Gabay
v Los Lupenos de San Jose
v Keesha & Johnny (Salsa)
v PERSpective Dance Company - Lindsey McLevis
v The New Ballet School
v Helen and JC (Salsa)
v The MoveMessenger(s) - Angela Dice Nguyen
v Gabriel Mata/Movements
Sound Immersion Experience - Gongs and Singing Bowls by Danny Goldberg
Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)
Shaolin Wellness Center
860 Stewart Drive,
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
The sounds and vibrations of singing bowls, gongs and chimes guide us into a deep meditation. The healing vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages and allowing our minds to quiet. A wide range of ancient world traditions from Confucianism to the Pythagoreans” claimed that sound could not only “tune the soul” but affect our cosmological & social worlds as well. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions & cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we experience an inner calm and deep relaxation that enables us to journey within and center.
Good idea to bring yoga mat, blanket, eye mask, pillow, water...., an Open Heart for Transformation and Love