SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

August 2016: Best Holistic and Entertaining Events in San Francisco Bay Area and Around

Crystalline Music Concert

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

House of Soul Tones
1573 Hemmingway Road,
San Jose, CA

The creating from the void energy of the New Moon, is a perfect time to vision for our highest good.  What a blessing to use the newly activated crystalline grid to expand and enliven our dreams. Let the alchemy bowls guide & assist you even further. 

Many people report an ease in getting clarity regarding their next steps, for what is going on with them both personally and at a communal basis. It is easy to relax into the field of possibility that the singing bowls create.

The sound healing concerts are evolving in wondrous ways.

We look forward to connecting with each of you dear souls.

Cost: $20

2016 Yoga Summer Camp Retreat

August 5 – 7, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Wildwood Conservation Foundation
20111 Old Cazadero Road
Guerneville, CA 95446

Join Jacqui Rowley for a midsummer yoga retreat to Wildwood Retreat Center (http://www.wildwoodretreat.com), nestled on 200 acres of protected redwood groves in the unspoiled hills of Guerneville.

Enjoy daily yoga classes, delicious meals, ample free time to lounge in a hammock, relax by the pool, or hike the grounds and enjoy the sweeping views.

Retreat includes:
* Morning meditation and pranayama,
* Mid-morning vinyasa & afternoon restorative yoga classes
* Three gourmet meals per day (dinner first night, breakfast and lunch on last day)
* Two nights in your choice of rustic accommodations (Dorm or tent cabin)
* Group Hike
* Yoga Workshop

Fee: $500 - $700

Outside Lands Music Festival

August 5 – 7, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94121

Since 2008, the 3-day event has gone from strength to strength, selling out within moments, as per usual. This year will see more than 210,000 attending for a lineup featuring artists Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem (back together!), Lionel Ritchie, Lana Del Ray, Duran Duran...Plus, music, food (vital statistic: 8,000 oysters shucked last year) wine, beer, art and comedy.

Cost: $355

Naked Man Festival

August 5 – 7, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Laguna del Sol
8683 Rawhide Lane,
Wilton, CA 95693

It started 5 years ago as an idea and it quickly became a reality. We set out to create a completely new event in the spirit of friendship and giving, this was the birth of Naked Man! Dozens of Theme Camps and over 2,000 campers and visitors will come together for a truly amazing weekend.

Naked Man is a reservation-only, sell-out event! If you are planning on attending for even Tent Camping, make sure to get your reservation in advance.

Due to the volume of the event, Naked Man is only available to those who have visited our resort or registered in advance.

Cost: TBD

Free Edwardian Picnic Dance: 1906

Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10 AM - 4:30 PM

Lincoln Park
1450 High St,
Alameda, California 94501

Pack a picnic basket and join us for a lovely Edwardian picnic dance among the roses at Alameda's beautiful Lincoln Park at 1450 High Street, Alameda. Enjoy a day of leisurely picnicking and Victorian/Edwardian dancing to the music of the glorious Bangers & Mash. Admission is FREE - our way of thanking our guests for their loyal support of PEERS.

Late Victorian or Edwardian costume (1890-1914) is admired but not required. Guests are invited to bring their own picnic and are encouraged to have fun making their picnic site look as Edwardian as possible. As there are no picnic tables in the Rose Garden side of the park, guests may want to bring blankets to sit on or period-looking picnic furniture and accoutrements. Please note that our picnic is NOT A POTLUCK! Our hard-working catering coordinator and her staff are taking a well-earned break!)

Costumers: Be stunningly fashionable or sensibly casual (Ladies are welcome to wear their “Rational Dress” or cycling costumes!). Picturesque hats and parasols are encouraged. Inspired by E.M. Forster's “A Room with a View” and all those gorgeous Merchant-Ivory costume movies with outdoor parties, the event gives you an opportunity to live out your Downton Abbey fantasies! But if you plan to dance, be sure to wear sensible low-heeled shoes, dance sneakers, or boots suitable for outdoor dancing.

Cost: Free (Donations appreciated)

As the Wheels Turn – Chakra Balancing Workshop

Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

The Center SF
548 Fillmore St,
San Francisco, CA 94117

In this 3 hour workshop you are invited to investigate the layers of the subtle body. Chakra means wheel in Sanskrit, they are spinning vortices within the subtle body that move with and allow life energy a.k.a. prana a.k.a. chi to move freely (or no so freely) through the body. The term chakra come from India, however there are many ancient traditions that talk about and teach what is essentially the chakra system. There are 7 major chakras throughout the body, they follow the central channel from our pelvic floor up to the crown of our heads. The chakra system is like a map for the journey through life, it covers the full range of human possibility. Each chakra can be seen to manifest its self though various physical traits, attitudes, mental stability and affliction, health, energetic sensibilities and much more. Starting from our root chakra that links us to the material world up to the crown chakra that connects us to the divine energy of consciousness.

In this workshop we will discuss theory of each chakra, how they relate to each other, how they manifest within us, and how we can work with the chakras through meditation, diet, asana (physical postures), sound, breath, colors, essential oils, and crystals. We will explore these various techniques throughout the day and leave with a greater understanding of what is happening presently within our own subtle body, and taking away easy and practical techniques that can be applied everyday. When we work mind and body together with a deeper understanding of the subtle body life’s basic tasks can flow more smoothly and enjoyably.

What to expect during the workshop:
 -An opening and centering meditation to ground us in the space and bring awareness into the chakras.
- Theory of the chakra system and how they manifest. Useful tools to engage and balance the chakras.
-Breath and body yogic movement through the chakras.
- Creative chakra meditation.
-Closing meditation.

There will be a short break for snacks and drinks. Please bring a notebook and a pen. Wear something comfortable, we will be sitting and stretching.
This workshop is great for all who are interested in diving deeper and receiving more information about the chakras. Whether you have already studied chakras or only heard the term here and there, this workshop is intended to provide greater understanding and techniques for accessing the chakras and creating balance from within.

Cost: $30

Bliss Gathering in Los Altos

Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 2:30 PM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

Bay Area Ananda Marga Meditation Centre
27160 Moody Road,
Los Altos, CA 94022

Music, Meditation, Yoga, Yummy Food and Spiritual Community

2:30 Arrive and connnect
3:00 Workshop: Meditation, Creativity and the Mind with Dada Nabhaniilananda
5:00 Gentle Yoga class
6:00 Kiirtan Chanting and Meditation
7:00 Vegetarian Feast
8:00 Concert and Spiritual Open Mic. Featuring Kevin Holsinger our local harp maestro.
9:00 Networking and winding down.
9:30 Wander off into the night to the tune of owls hooting (there are two of them outside our house.)

Cost: $27 - $48

Nonlinear Nature Play

Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 10 AM - 3 PM

Rodeo Beach (Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Marin County)

This workshop offers an immersion in a natural, nonlinear (outdoor) environment and explores the idea that human health and resilience are similarly nonlinear.

"In physical sciences, a nonlinear system is a system in which the output is not directly proportional to the input." (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonlinear_system)

The possibility that the output is not directly proportional to the input has exciting implications for training structures: it suggests that we can occasionally forgo sets, reps, and drills in favor of illogical improvisation and irregular play.

With that in mind, we'll walk, crawl, roll and scramble in the sand, dip our toes (and maybe our hair) in the ocean, and play plenty of games that capitalize on the erratic beauty of that liminal space where the waves meet the shore.

10am-12:15pm: gather, warmup, prep, explore
12:15pm-12:45pm: snack
12:45pm-3pm: team games, group goals, wave play, sand battles

Cost: $60

The Tibetan Bell Experience with Karma Moffet

Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM

The Center SF
548 Fillmore St,
San Francisco, California 94117

Karma has sifted through nearly 3000 bowls over a period of 43 years. His bowls were selected for their purity and clarity of sound, sustained resonance, and harmonic blending or pairing with the other bowls within the set. The bowls are handmade, using from five through seven metals. The Tinsha Cymbals are made of black metal (twelve alloys including meteorite). The varying thickness of the metals produces a variety of tones and harmonics, within each bowl. When the bowls are played in runs or struck in pairs, their harmonics penetrate the physical and subtle bodies of the listeners. Karma's mastery of circular breathing, which he applies to the Longhorn, Native American Flute and Conch Shells, allows him to bring the pure tones of each instrument to the listener in an unbroken stream of sound. The audience relaxes into a natural state of meditation.

Cost: $33

6th Annual San Jose Renaissance Faire

August 6 – 7, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Discovery Meadow Park
180 Woz Way
San Jose, CA 95110

If you love Renaissance Faires, this full scale, interactive experience is not to be missed. San Jose Renaissance Faire offers you a chance to visit the days of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I!

Lose yourself in the magic and merriment of the Renaissance. Rub elbows with nobility, beautiful ladies, and knights.  See about 800 costumed performers bring Shakespeare’s England to life with parades, pageants, and fun townsfolke, offering continuous entertainment of spectacular variety spread throughout the village. You’ll enjoy musicians, jugglers, and the ribaldry of actors drawing you even deeper into the Renaissance.

This year's San Jose Renaissance Faire will feature three stages of continuous entertainment, action packed shows, music, dancing, jesters, Shakespearian vignettes, expertly staged battles, storytelling for children and adults, archery and much more.

Close to 100 merchants selling a wide array of arts and crafts, one-of-a-kind jewelry items, woodcrafts, artwork, ceramics, clothing, historic weapons and leather goods.

Cost: $20

Kundalini Kriya Yoga Day Retreat

Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Donworth Hall
473 Eucalyptus Drive
San Francisco, CA 94132

At this retreat, you will be initiated into the ancient Himalayan knowledge for self-mastery called Babaji's Kundalini Kriya Yoga. By focusing your mind, breath, and prana, you tune your nervous system and purify your meridians from toxic chemicals, thoughts, and energy vibrations. You are left with pure, crystal clear Awareness. This very simple daily practice can be practiced by anyone and is the most potent method to completely dissolve the mental shackles of negative thoughts and habits. For the dedicated practitioner, the Kundalini Kriya Yoga converts the material atoms of the body into divine light and love.

Most importantly, Yogiraj will transmit a boost of spiritual energy to begin your Kriya practice, or to further propel you onward in your existing practice. There will be opportunities to seek guidance on your own inner spiritual journey, as well as answer any questions on the deeper meanings of yoga and meditation. Healing transmissions, Q&A and satsang will follow the Kriya Yoga initiation.

Teachers (acharyas) will be available to review and refine your practice, as well as to provide follow-up classes and gatherings in the Bay Area. Wearing of white or light-colored clothing is advised. An offering of five fruits and flowers is an Indian tradition but is optional. Ladies no skirts please, there will be asanas (yogic postures) taught in the technique. Please also bring a blanket or cushion to make yourself comfy on the tile floor. Chairs are available for those who absolutely cannot sit on the floor.

Cost: $385

Daylong Yoga Workshop with Darren Main

Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

2200 Marinship Way,
Sausalito, CA 94965

You are invited to spend a day of renewal with yoga teacher and author Darren Main in this day long Restorative Yoga Retreat. Restorative yoga is a modern expression of an ancient practice known as Yoga Nidra. By holding fully supported and deeply relaxing yoga poses in combination with deep and mindful breathing, we are able to quickly calm the 'fight or flight' response in the nervous system and invigorate the 'rest and digest' response to inspire a stronger immune system, healthy digestion and elimination and a calm and quiet mind. Throughout the day you will be guided through a number of nurturing practices including gentle and restorative yoga poses, deep breathing and meditation. Between each practice you will be able to relax with Harmonia facilities. Leave feeling fully refreshed and glowing from a day of self-care.

Darren Main is a yoga and meditation instructor and author. His books include Yoga and the Path of the Urban Mystic, Spiritual Journeys along the Yellow Brick Road, Inner Tranquility, The Yogi Entrepreneur and Hearts and Minds: Talking to Christians about Homosexuality. He facilitates workshops and gives talks on yoga and modern spirituality throughout the United States and abroad and is the host of the internationally syndicated podcast Inquire Within and teaches Yoga on the Labyrinth inside San Francisco’s iconic Grace Cathedral. He currently resides in Northern California with his son Jaden.

Cost: $115

YOGA+MEDITATION "ROUNDING" WORKSHOP with James Brown and Karen Moore

Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM (PDT)

Bliss Fitness and Health
4268 Broadway,
Oakland, CA

STRETCH YOUR BODY AND EXPAND YOUR MIND with Vedic Meditation Master James Brown and licensed Yogini Karen Moore.

Did you know the practice of yoga was developed to get the mind ready to meditate? Newbies and experts alike are invited to join us to learn the practice of “Rounding," in which these two practices are combined to maximum effect. Rounding combines a special sequence of very light yoga asanas that was designed to allow the mind to dive deeply, a Vedic breathing technique and meditation. The result will be to enable a profoundly deep and energizing experience that will expand consciousness and help you release long-held stresses from the nervous system. The practice works to enhance the effectiveness of all forms of silent meditation. If you don’t yet meditate, you will be instructed in a simple, effortless technique to use during the workshop.

Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle and an open mind.

Cost: $44 - $48

Compassionate Conversations: A FREE Interfaith Retreat

August 11 - 14, 2016 (Thursday – Sunday)

Santa Cruz Mountains, CA

An interfaith retreat exploring approaches to spiritual and personal transformation in four of the major world religions: Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Buddhism. In this weekend of dialogue and exploration, we will learn about and experience the transformative techniques practiced by the followers of these religions, and find the intersecting spaces and common ground in these faith traditions.

Four experienced teachers from each of these major religions will gather during this weekend to share these various practices and communicate together in interfaith dialogue.  All of these teachers are highly respected in their traditions, as well as having experience being involved in interfaith dialogue.

Cost: Free. Donations accepted. A $100 deposit is required to reserve a space. Your deposit will be refunded as long as you attend the retreat. No refunds for cancellations.

River of Bliss 2016 Festival

August 11 - 14, 2016 (Thursday – Sunday)

Lotus, California

A transformative adult summer camp “Restival" a 4-day/3-night retreat on the American river near Tahoe about 2 hrs from the bay area. Unplug, reconnect with nature and community, be a kid at camp again. Enjoy catered meals, participatory experiential activities like yoga, conscious dance, meditation, playshops, exciting and fun class 2-3 rafting (optional), live music, connection and community. Amazing new property this year featuring tent cabins and a ropes course/zipline!

Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Conscious Dance
Delicious Catered Meals ~ Rafting ~ Playshops
Sound Healing ~ Massage ~ Sing-Alongs ~ Music and Kirtan
Swimming ~ Splashing ~ Kids Camp ~ Talent show ~
Connection ~ Love ~ Community ~ Magic ~ Transformation

We are excited to introduce this year’s presenters -

*Sylvie Minot 5Rhythms dance
*Marc Coleman of Spirit Rock mindful meditation "Awake in the Wild nature practices"
*DJ Panjea(AKA Dean Halpren) Express your inner wild child at our evening dance jams
*Kenny Johnson Author of the Last Hustle. Build intimacy through a group satsung
*Miranda Macpherson Lift your frequency with a Gayatri singing and meditation practice
*Stephen Dinan Clear out layers of past wounding and open to expanded states through holotropic breathwork
*Devaa Haley Mitchell Sing your heart out with chants
from multiple traditions in our evening of “world kirtan”
*DJ Bob Duchmann Express your inner wild child at our evening dance jams
*Lori Schwanbeck Cultivate sensory awareness in nature and the principles offered through Search Inside Yourself
*Zora Coeur de Roy Bio Danza. Dive deep with an intimate and playful dance exploration
*Suraya Keating Expand your creativity through an improvisational playshops and yoga
*Mika Scott Explore contact improv and embodied play, campfire sing alongs
*Spruce (AKA Bruce Hauschildt) Deeply relax a journey of sound healing
*Jesse Bloom of Sacred Kitchen Catering gourmet meals made with love.

Cost: $525

San Jose Jazz Summerfest

August 12 – 14, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
S. Market St.
San Jose, CA 95113

After 28 years, considered one of the nation’s premier music festivals with 12 stages and an emphasis on Latin jazz. More than 100 performances on 12 stages cover jazz, blues, R&B, funk, New Orleans, zydeco, hip hop, electronic plus salsa dancing, outdoor film screenings, a wine and brew fest, a teen zone and a family-friendly kid zone. Headliners this year: Funky Meters, Galactic, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Jane Bunnett & Maqueque.

Cost: $60 - $90

The Complete Meditation Workshop (A 3-hr experiential FREE workshop)

Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Milpitas Library Auditorium
160 North Main Street,
Milpitas, CA 95035

Tejgyan Global Foundation (TGF), North America invites you to attend Complete Meditation - a retreat based on the teachings of the enlightened Master, SirShree.

There is a greater awareness among corporate leaders, politicians and celebrities about how meditation is an integral part of their life and success. In spite of the awareness, the what, why and how of meditation are often unclear. In this interactive course, you will understand what true meditation is and the techniques that will take you beyond the body and mind. In this state, you will go from doing meditation to simply being meditation.

Cost: Free

Pan-Sensual: A Sensation Play Party for Everyone (Summer Edition)

Sunday, August 14, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

SF Citadel
181 Eddy St.,
San Francisco, CA 94102

This is a sensation play party for everyone. Come and celebrate all of your senses.

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 PAN-SENSUAL! you can explore all of these things and more.

- Dungeon tours from 1-2
- A relaxing environment perfect for deep sensation play
- Pervertables for you to use and keep
- A house sensationalist to show help you get started
- A fully equipped dungeon with lots of places to explore sensation play
- And much more

This party is perfect for novices and veterans alike.

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. We have a zero tolerance policy for anyone being disrespectful of the boundaries of others.

Cost: $36

Intro to Tantra: with a Special Puja Night! (For both Singles & Couples)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Heart of Avalon
445 Delbrook Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94131

Be immersed in rich Tantric traditions, enjoying sensual music, soft aromas and relaxing ambiance in an uplifting environment. Share gazes, smiles, energy and intimate words as you meet new people.  The Heart of Avalon provides a welcoming atmosphere for making new friends and deepening your relationship with yourself and others.  This event is for both singles and couples, and great for beginners as well. All are welcome. Couples – rekindle your love and passion and deepen your intimacy. Singles – explore new ways to connect and consciously create healthy relationships. Committed partners may choose to perform all of the rituals exclusively with each other.

Opening to Love – Introduction to Tantra Learn how to practice better loving. Are you ready to awaken your Bliss Body as you connect with yourself, your higher self and others? Sign up now to begin increasing your confidence, creating a fulfilling love life and spiritual well-being now!

This special ceremony includes active and experiential meditations infused with beautiful music and breathing exercises to generate energy and raise our awareness to higher states of consciousness.  Release the need to define and step into the living wisdom of the moment.

·         Intro: We will start with Kika’s educational “Pillow Talk” – 7:30 to 8:00pm - 30 mints talk Tantra 101: What is Tantra?  This energizing and informative introduction is for those that are new to Tantra.
·         Potluck will start at 8:00 pm end at 8:30pm. Please bring a healthy dish to share. (Ex: Fruit, coconut water, juice, vegetarian foods, organics encouraged.)
·         Puja Ceremony – Starting at 8:30pm we will begin a transformational Puja to open your heart to more love, open your body to greater ecstasy, and open your spirit to an awakening. Puja will start promptly at 8:30 with an energizing dance to balance your chakras, so come ready to move your body. This will be followed by a powerful ceremony invoking the divine feminine / masculine and your higher self. This ritual will be transformational and get you to a higher place. It will definitely get your juices flowing for you to create a life of love, power, and freedom!

Cost: $0 - $33

One Family, One Heart, One Love: South Bay Sufi Camp 2016

August 19 –21, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Happy Valley Conference Center
2159 Branciforte Dr,
Santa Cruz, California 95065

All are welcome and no experience is necessary!

3 Full Days of Dances of Universal Peace, Zikr, Meditation, Sufi practices, teachings, & sesshin, and introducing: The Sufi Art Mart (S.A.M.)!

8:00am Happy Valley grounds open
9:00am Registration Opens        
10:00am Camp officially starts   
10:00-12:30pm Sufi Sesshin Morning Session-– w/Jilani Julie & Anahata (Dances of Universal Peace alternating with Meditation)
12:30-1:30pm     Lunch
2:30-5:15pm Sufi Sesshin Afternoon Session – w/Jilani Julie & Anahata   
6:00-7:00pm Dinner
7:15 Announcements
7:30-9:45pm Dances of Universal Peace –Jilani, Anahata, and local Dance leaders              
9:45pm - ? Late Night Zikr with Anwar & Tribe    

7:00 -8:00am Sufi Light Practices with Junayad and Fehrunnisa
8:15 -9:00am Breakfast
8:45-9:30am Laughter Yoga – with Alima Chris Inaya
9:30-Noon All Camp Class with Anahata
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
1:45-3:30pm First afternoon breakout session (Tentative): Dances of Universal Peace with Gigi and Friends OR Esoteric practices with Fehrunnisa and Junayad Moore
3:45-5:15pm Second afternoon breakout session (Tentative): Crystal Bowl Sound Journey with Kim Malloy OR Dancing and Walking the Divine Feminine: A class for all genders with Jilani Julie Esterly
6:00-7:00pm Dinner
7:30-9:45pm Zikr - with Anahata and Jilani           
10:00- ? Community Talent Show with Ramananda

SUNDAY (must be out of rooms by 10:00am)
7:00-8:00am Meditation with Anahata  
8:15-9:00am Breakfast
9:30a-12:00p      All Camp Class
12:15 - 1:15pm Lunch –and completing camp evaluations
1:30 -4:00pm Sufi Sesshin Closing Session – with Jilani Julie and Anahata
4:00-5:00 Clean-Up: Please help with the main hall! Many hand make light work.
5:00pm Must be off grounds. Camp Officially Over (continues unofficially in our Hearts forever)

Cost: Varies

Daylong Practice with Monastic Nuns: Pulling Weeds ~ Watering Flowers

Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Mindfulness Care Center
42 Gough Street,
San Francisco, CA 94103

Daylong opportunity to practice with Monastic Nuns: Sisters Ayya Santacitta and Ayya Anandabodhi.
Although there are many teachings on Awareness itself…The Buddha advises us to nurture what is wholesome and to root out the unwholesome, in our very minds.

The Sisters will offer meditation guidance, both sitting and walking and Dhamma reflections. There will also be opportunities for questions and discussion.

*Please bring a vegetarian dish to share with the sisters for the meal at 11:30 A.M.
Since the beginning of Buddhism over 2500 years ago, Buddhist nuns and monks have depended on almsfood. In this spirit, you are invited to bring food to offer and to share with others.

Cost: Donations

Lindy in the Park 20th Anniversary Weekend

August 20 – 21, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California 94117

Lindy in the Park, the longest-running Lindy Hop dance in the San Francisco Bay Area (and perhaps in California!), is turning 20! To make this anniversary extra special, we're going to celebrate for the whole weekend!

BAND SHELL, Golden Gate Park
SATURDAY, August 20, 3:00-6:00pm
We return to Lindy in the Park's original location at the historic Spreckels' Temple Of Music (Music Concourse Band Shell) in Golden Gate Park, and we’ll feature one of Frankie Manning’s favorite bands, San Francisco's very own Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers (http://www.lavaysmith.com/)! Playing in the authentic styles of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's, this internationally recognized ensemble features some of the finest and swingin'est jazz musicians around and has been an integral part of the San Francisco Lindy Hop scene since its rebirth during the 1990's swing revival. So let's turn back the clock and party like it's 1996!

JFK DRIVE, Golden Gate Park
SUNDAY, August 21, 11:00am-4:00pm
Continue the anniversary celebration at Lindy in the Park's annual swing dance/potluck party located at our regular location: the south sidewalk of John F. Kennedy Drive between 8th and 10th Avenues, behind the de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Bring main dishes, side dishes, salads, desserts, and drinks to share. Extended hours, free beginner lesson (12:00-12:30pm), and food!

Cost: Free

Jonah-Kai and Danny Goldberg present ~ Sacred Sound Ceremony

Sunday, August 21 at 8 PM - 9:30 PM

Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave,
Santa Cruz, California 95062

Jonah Kai- Didgeridoo, Flute, Kalimba, various percussion
Danny Goldberg- Gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Chimes, various percussion
Tahra Singh- Gongs
Kim Molloy- Crystal Singing Bowls
Athene Eyes-Inheart- Didgeridoo and Native American flute
Lewis Regen, Zorg Ztocouc, Alonso Potolo, Ashley Keith- Didgeridoo & percussion

Lay down & allow yourself to receive the healing sound vibrations of Gongs, Tibetan & Crystal Singing Bowls, Didgeridoos, Native Flutes, Kalimba & other healing instruments as a community of gifted Sound Healer's surround the room & bathe you in sound. These sacred sounds will guide us into a deep meditation as the vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages & allowing our minds to quiet. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions & cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we experience an inner calm & deep relaxation that enables our body & mind to heal.

Please bring a mat, pillow & blanket for your comfort.

7:30pm - Doors open. Please arrive early, this event fills
8:00pm - Doors close & sound healing begins

Cost: $15 - $20

Sacred Cacao & Kundalini Yoga Bliss Weekend

August 26 – 28, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Sierra Hot Springs
521 Campbell Hot Springs Rd,
Sierraville, CA 96126

Are you ready to connect with your inner Goddess & God? On this vibrant living weekend uniting as sacred circle we weave a magical blend of Dance, Kundalini yoga, Clarity Breath & Sacred Cacao Ceremony, with playfulness, Spontaneity, grounding & Fun!

Ø  Include all Sierra Hot Spring Facilities
Ø  With Pools & In /Out Camping
Ø  With Organic Vibrant Food

Cost: $260 - $360.

Siren's Calling Women's Retreat

August 26 –28, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

South Lake Tahoe, California

Join Daniela for a weekend to connect with your inner siren at a private cabin in South Lake Tahoe.

This retreat includes:

* 2 nights’ accommodations in either a 4-bunk room or a shared bed in a private room
* Yoga, sensual dance, guided meditations
* Delicious, clean meals to help celebrate a healthy lifestyle
* Time to explore and savor your inner siren and immerse yourself in sisterly support

This private cabin is a three-bedroom, two bath home with a small kitchen, washer and dryer, and two living rooms. An outside deck along with a hammock and wooded outdoor area are also featured.

Cost: $275 - $299

Compelling Mindfulness Retreat

Sunday, August 28, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

New Almaden Community Center
21727 Bertram Road,
San Jose, CA 95120

Would you like to go about your career or business in a free flowing energy?

Do you want more success in your life and business/career?

Our highly technology driven world has put you out of sorts. You feel connected, yet highly disconnected to YOU.

This retreat is for you if:
1. You are feeling overwhelmed.
2. You are feeling stressed.
3. You are having a hard time quieting your mind.
4. You need to press the reset button.
5. You need to get reconnected back to YOU.

Join us for a day of meditation, Kundalini Yoga and a mindful hike. You will be provided with a light green breakfast and lunch, so feel free to bring your own bagged food. There is a refrigerator on premise to keep it cool.

Cost: $92