SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

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



DANCE ELEMENTAL - Ecstatic Dance Journey

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Center for Creative Living
1460 Koll Circle # C,
San Jose, CA

We dance and journey through the elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and back to our Center.

Dance Elemental offers a unique expression of ecstatic dance culture, inspired by nature-centered spiritual traditions.

Become the dance, become the music.  We dance and journey as a community to witness and remind ourselves of the beauty that we are.  We are Air - Fire - Water - Earth and Spirit.  Embody your divine nature.

Learn and grow from each element and work with its unique, palpable energy. Celebrate together and allow your inner light to be revealed!

Cost: $15/person; $25/couple


Cuddle Up! A Place to Connect, Cuddle & Commune in SAN JOSE

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7 PM - 10 PM
San Jose, California

Cuddle UP is the place to come to relax, unwind, allow the connection to sooth and relax you and allow your being to be filled up with oxytocin...to feel happy and joy flow into your system!

So many are starving for touch…no hugging at work or sometimes even between friends…so here is the place you can connect and fill up that human need for deep and yet fun connection…all in a consensual & safe space!

At Cuddle UP you meet new friends, raise the sense of belonging, decrease your blood pressure, create a hug tribe of friends and sleep better!

Cost: $25 - $35


Mean Old Blues Festival

October 7 - 9, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

San Francisco, CA

Mean Old Blues Festival is a brand spankin' new blues exchange and workshop weekend in the City of San Francisco. We invite you to share in our deep love for the roots of blues through two days of fantastic classes and three nights of dancing to live blues music.

=== Venues ===
Dances
• The Lab @ 2948 16th St, San Francisco
Classes
• Women's Building @ 3543 18th St, San Francisco
• Mission Neighborhood Center @ 362 Capp St, San Francisco

=== Instructors ===
Damon Stone
Heidi Fite
Julie Brown
Tim O'Neill
Shawn Hershey
Nicole Trissell

=== Bands ===
Friday – Grease Grit and Grime
Saturday – Quinn Deveaux & The Blue Beat Revue
Sunday – The Fried Bananas

Cost: Varies


Rejuvenating Yoga / Feldenkrais Retreat

October 7 - 10, 2016 (Friday – Monday)

Presentation Center
19480 Bear Creek Road,
Los Gatos, CA 95033

Please join us for a rejuvenating body movement retreat on Columbus Day weekend in the Santa Cruz Mountains. For three days and three nights we will practice yoga, Feldenkrais, dance, hike and meditate at the relaxing Presentation Center.

Located just 20 minutes from Silicon Valley and 30 minutes from the San Francisco airport, this land is a sanctuary away from home filled with many beautiful redwood trees, wildlife, a lake, sunshine and stillness. In between retreat offerings there will be plenty of free time to indulge in hiking, swimming, a good book or a cup of tea in the natural habitat all around.

What is Feldenkrais?

The Feldenkrais method consists of gentle movement sequences all geared towards improving postural alignment, refining coordination functions, and restoring our innate graceful movement.   Each lesson will revolve around a particular theme (such as opening the heart, the lower extremity and connection with the earth etc.) and will be interwoven with empowerment tools & meditation.

What kind of yoga will we do?

In the morning we will engage in a brief active asana practice to warm up the body, build strength and awareness of breath. In the afternoon we will have a gentle Hatha and/or Yin yoga session to balance energy, digestion and immune function. This work will complement the Feldenkrais lessons of each day.

What should I expect to receive from these offerings?

The results of combining these two practices include increased clarity, focus and freedom in your body and in your mind.  Participants also report improved sleep, digestion and experiencing and a wonderful opportunity to relax from the business of day to day life.

All experience/ levels are welcome.

Cost: $590 - $660


Alice in Wonderland Unbirthday Tea Party

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 10 AM - 4 PM

Golden Gate Park North Dutch Windmill
San Francisco, California 94121

Hare: My dear child, this is NOT a birthday party.
Mad Hatter: Of course not. This is an unbirthday party.

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Join us for tea in the park by the windmill while wearing awesome costumes! It's an unbirthday party. Formal attire is encouraged.

Are you the Mad Hatter? Alice? The Cheshire Cat or the Queen of Hearts? Perhaps you are from a different story ... Bring your favorite character to life!

You will need whimsy, a tea cup and some tea treats to share.

Birthday songs and cake are strictly prohibited ;)

Cost: Free


Cacao Ceremony with Iemanjo

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Cacao is a gentle, heart-opening and delicious medicine used ceremonially by Mayan and Aztec peoples for centuries. Join IEMANJO as he guides meditation, voice activation exercises, sound healing, group singing, and finally a live ecstatic dance set in a ceremony designed to help you manifest your true heart's mission. IEMANJO is an internationally touring musician and bodyworker who facilitates cacao ceremonies at private events and festivals throughout California, Hawaii, New York and Guatemala.

Wear comfortable clothing, bring a warm bottle and a friend!

Cost: $30


2016 Santa Cruz World Arts Festival

October 8 – 9, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Tannery World Dance & Cultural Center
1060 River St,
Santa Cruz, California 95060

The festival expands to include music and food from around the world, complementing the incredible line-up of local and international dance companies set to take the stage.

The festival includes FREE outdoor performances on Saturday, October 8th between 11AM and 4PM and then moves to a special ticketed EVENING performance inside the new Colligan Theater at 7:30pm featuring Antara Bhardwaj, Oumou Faye, John and Nancy Lingemann and Susana Pedroso.

Sunday, October 9th, the festival once again hosts, FREE classes open to the public for both children and adults.


17th Annual Burning Man San Francisco Decompression

Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 12:00pm - 12:00am

Esprit Park
Minnesota St,
San Francisco, California 94107

Burning Man’s volunteer Community Events Team is planning the 17th Annual SF Decompression Heat The Street FaIRE! It will be October 9, 2016 starting at Noon. We are scheduling stages and placing art and camps STARTING…(ready, set…) NOW!

Got art? A mutant vehicle? Theme camp? Performance? Kids event? Video art, etc? Can you contribute a mutant vehicle with a stage for live performance we can schedule live acts on?

Do you have art that hangs easily on fencing you’d like to display (we have lots of fencing this year)?

So, as you prepare for the Playa, take a moment to plan how your art will make it to SF Decom and one or more regional gatherings. Help keep the creative fires burning all year-long!

Cost: $15 before 3:00pm, $20 after 3:00pm


Astral Projection Meditation

Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Live Lotus
556 North 1st Street #3
San Jose, CA 95112

Astral Projection (OOBE) is an ancient gnosis of the immortality of one's consciousness through projection of the astral body. The spirit is eternal and boundless, the ability, once honed is a beacon of travel left only to the mind.
Below is an overview of the Astral Projection Meditation Workshop:
• Brainwave States
• 7 Planes of Consciousness
• Inhabitants of the Astral World
• The Akashic Records & how one obtains access
• Lucidity Awareness Methods
• Chakra Dictations & Blockages
• ACC 6 Step Astral Projection System
“Close your eyes and let the mind expand. Let no fear of death or darkness arrest its course. Allow the mind to merge with Mind. Let it flow out upon the great curve of consciousness. Let it soar on the wings of the great bird of duration, up to the very Circle of Eternity."
— The Emerald Tablet Of Hermes & The Kybalion: Two Classic Books on Hermetic Philosophy

Cost: $77.77


New Alchemy Spinning Classes

Monday, October 10, 2016 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

InterPlay
2273 Telegraph Ave,
Oakland, California 94612

These classes are an invitation to explore and deepen our Alchemy Spinning practice –a powerful and yet accessible somatic modality at the intersection of mindfulness.

Whirling, rather than being a goal or a destination, becomes a spiral journey towards greater body wisdom, self-expression and self-knowledge.

For years, Raquel Boluda, has been exploring the whirling dances of the world to understand and distill their benefits, and to connect these with other disciplines and somatic wisdom traditions. The result is a truly unique discipline that bridges the somatic and the transpersonal realms, and that opens up new frontiers of discovery to professional dancers, dance lovers and novices alike.

The core of the practice is the connection between the Heaven and Earth that gets established through our spinal column. This becomes a gateway to experience a state of expanded consciousness and, simultaneously, a state of complete presence.

In our practice we will use different forms of dance, movement, breath work, meditation, and contemplative art making.
This practice is open to people of all ages, levels, and physical conditions, as each person will be encouraged to find their own edges for somatic exploration on their own terms.

Cost: Free


Sacred Snuggle Party A Tantric Second-Base Love Puddle

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM - 12:30 AM

GUAVA
4210 Holden St.,
Emeryville

WHAT IS A SACRED SNUGGLE PARTY?

It's a sweet sensual event where we gather to flirt, touch, massage, run tantric energy, play, laugh, cry, and share intimacy, vulnerability or whatever else spontaneously arises. It's a drug and alcohol-free party where we can relax and connect with like-minded people. Singles, married couples, celibates of any race, experience and sexual orientation are welcome. Most importantly, this is a laboratory to practice expressing what feels good and what doesn't, asking to get your needs met, setting boundaries, and perhaps even overcoming rejection!

6:30pm Doors Open, Mix & Mingle, Light Snacks
7:15pm Orientation and connection games (Doors close, nobody is admitted late)
8:15-9:15 Sensual exercises
9:15-11:15 Self-Directed Snuggle Party
11:15-11:30 Closing Circle
11:30-12:30am Chill & Mingle

Cost: $35 for singles, $65 for couples, $90 for triads


California Deathfest 2016 in Oakland

October 14-16, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Oakland Metro
522 2nd 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 9-th 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.


FOG Diwali - Festival of Lights

Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

Alameda County Fairgrounds
4501 Pleasanton Avenue,
Pleasanton, CA 94566

Join thousands of people in celebrating the only Diwali festival with spectacular fireworks and an amazing laser show on Saturday, October 15th at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton. Enjoy cultural programs, Ram leela, a dazzling parade, fancy costumes, kids masti corner, a petting zoo, and animal rides! Relish delicious food, DJ and dance to the hit Bollywood songs. Festival is organized by Festival of Globe (FOG) and Fremont Hindu Temple.

Cost: $5 online/ $6 at the gate


Relationship Tune Up for Couples

Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10 am to 1 pm

1925 Winchester Blvd, Suite 106,
Campbell, CA 95008

Is the "Check Engine" light on in your relationship and you've been ignoring it? Maybe it's time to bring it in for a Tune Up and clear out any negative energy so that the engine can run smoothly and harmoniously again. We will engage in exercises and practices designed to put you back on track to love and appreciation again. Please join us for an exciting journey of self-discovery and loving connection with your partner.

Cost: $70/couple


Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 10th Anniversary

October 15-16, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Treasure Island, San Francisco

Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment are back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Treasure Island Music Festival. Come aboard October 15th and 16th

Single day lineups are here!

SATURDAY:
Ice Cube
Zhu
Glass Animals
Duke Dumont
Young Thug
Flight Facilities
Mura Masa
Stormzy
How To Dress Well
Kelela
Honne
Sofi Tukker
Kamaiyah

SUNDAY
Sigur Ros
James Blake
Purity Ring
Tycho
Mac DeMarco
Sylvan Esso
Neon Indian
Christine and the Queens
Wild Nothing
Deafheaven
Car Seat Headrest
Hinds
Day Wave

Cost: $180/2 days; $105/1 day


San Jose Aqua Yoga Training

October 15-16, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Saratoga YMCA
13500 Quito Road
Saratoga, CA 95070

Learn how to take yoga asana into an accessible and welcome medium for diverse populations.
Asana
Philosophy
Contraindications
Suggestions for building a business
Communication skills
How the system of yoga helps people beyond poses?
Pool requirements
..and so much more

Non-threatening environment that foresters learning and encouragement for teachers to take yoga to people under-served. People with Obesity, MS, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, hip replacement, rotator cuff injury, pregnancy and so much more can benefit from practicing in a non-gravitational field.

Cost: $375


Acupressure Tuning Forks & Singing Bowls (A Sound Healing Feast)

Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 8 PM - 9:30 PM

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

Come enjoy a soothing Sunday night with acupressure, tuning forks and singing bowls.

Welcome acupressurist & tuning fork practitioner Jess Maron, founder of Indigo Intuitive Acupressure Massage— so grateful he'll be sharing these healing gifts with us (www.jessmaron.com).

Simona Marie Asinovski (of Sound Meditation SF) will be creating a serene and restorative environment with crystal singing bowls.

During our sound meditation, Jess will be going around and applying touch to some points on the body, and using tuning forks on other acupressure points.

Cost: $35 - $38


On the Edge of the (Un)Known, Science and Nonduality

October 20-23, 2016 (Thursday – Sunday)
(Pre-conference Workshops: October 19-20, 2016)

Dolce Hayes Mansion
200 Edenvale Ave,
San Jose, California 95136

I do not negate the world; I see it appearing in consciousness, which is the totality of the known in the immensity of the unknown.
― Nisargadatta Maharaj

What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism.
― Albert Einstein

Both science and spirituality reflect the human urge to know – that perennial itch to make sense of the world and who we are. This search is an essential part of being human. We live life supported by knowledge. However, the larger our knowledge the larger the shore of the unknown becomes.

We probe reality the best we can with our tools of understanding: structures, models, theories, myths, beliefs, teachings, etc. These tools of understanding also define the limits our knowledge. Is it possible to go beyond the limits of our tools? And what would it take?

This year at SAND we will explore that edge where knowledge meets the unknown and the unknowable. We will navigate that space where something else takes over – call it intuition, deeper knowing, trust, surrender – a place from which new discoveries in science and realizations in spirituality become possible. What is the horizon of our current knowledge, and where are we expanding the edge of the unknown?

What if science and spirituality, while responding to our collective aspiration to grow as a species in a world filled with mystery and wonder, would no longer need to carry the burden of having all the answers? What if our search is considered open-ended, rather then having to arrive at a grand theory of life or at a final state of enlightenment? What if, while we probe deeper into reality and who we are, we realize that the knowledge we gather is just a stepping-stone and not the arrival at a final destination?

Cost: $484-$645


Sacred Connection Dance and Cuddles

Friday, October 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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

Join us for the Sacred Connection Dance and Cuddles night with Michael's (DJ Moody Shapes) groovy beats. Movement is a beautiful way to warm up our bodies, get in touch with our senses and get the energy flowing. We will be taking all the juiciness from the dance into a deep connection with ourselves and other people through guided practices of Tantric connection. There will be a range of possibilities to choose from. You can stay with yourself the entire night, connect with others from a distance or share conscious touch and embodied connection. All the Tantric exercises and done fully clothed, and consent is of paramount importance. So you participate only when you want to.

Our evening will end with integration through conscious relaxation, and cuddles, if you wish. You can also complete your experience with a solo savasana relaxation.

I am looking forward to connecting and playing with you!

Cost: $20 at the door. Cash only please.


Sex Camp for Adults in Lupin – Clothing Optional Resort

October 21 - 23, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)
Lupin Lodge
20600 Aldercroft Heights Road,
Los Gatos, CA 95033

SEXCAMP is a weekend of fun, play and exercises that awaken our natural sexiness. We offer in-the-moment experiences and proven tools that help you have better sex, sex that gets better and better. Live your inherent sexy nature and revel in your desires and instincts!

SEXCAMP retreats are experiential weekends that explore our wants, put shame away and stretch our imagination. The basis of our work is helping women and men to live in the playful innocence and joy that derives from the uninhibited, consent-based exploration of pleasure, fun and expression.

Experience living, breathing and embracing “Sex is Okay”.

Consent – honoring your yes and your no – is a cornerstone of our events. Within your boundaries we help you stretch safely out of your comfort zone. Activities include conversation and stillness, movement and art, sex research and sexy teachings.

The weekend is led by 2-4 experienced sexuality counselors and coaches with almost a half century of cumulative experience and training.

Cost: $790 - $990 / couple


Tantra Yoga Weekend

October 21 – 23, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Berkeley Yoga Center
1250 Addison St, Ste 209,
Berkeley, California 94702

Please join us in honoring our bodies, souls, and minds during this unique and intimate weekend workshop where we will explore the Tantric approach to meditation, health and yoga through the Tri-dosha Balancing Asana series.

Core components will include:
-Learn to give and recieve an Ayurvedic Body Alignment Walking Masage
-Practice Tantra Yoga Asanas and Pranayama
-Satsang (lecture with group discussions)
-Participation in a Traditional Tantric Puja (ritual)
-Time to experience, explore and enrich the Self with Tantric Yoga philosophy and practice.

Teacher:
Ericardo Baldonado teaches Asana, Pranayama, Bandha, Vyayama (physical practices), Dhyana (meditation) classes and holds Satsang (lectures) at Shri Kali Ashram, India, in Teacher Training programs for the last 6 years. He is an E-RYT 500 with yoga alliance.

Traditional Tantra is a timeless science that can be integrated into a modern lifestyle.

October 21-23
Friday- 7:30-9:30pm (two-hour class)
Saturday- 12:30-6:30pm (6-hour class includes lunch)
Sunday- 11am-5:30pm (6 1/2-hour class includes lunch)

Cost: $220/single; $400/couple


GLOW: A Festival of Fire & Light

Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

GLOW is your night to experience the best fire and digital art in the Santa Cruz County area. Explore an open street filled with fire dancing and art. Get up close to flaming cannonades, sculptures and music in the Abbott Square plaza. Get hands-on in the electrified museum with interactive digital art, projections, and LED sculptures.

GLOW festival information:
-If purchasing in advance, bring your ticket with you. Present a print-out of the EventBrite ticket or display it on your mobile device at the door.
-Event is CASH ONLY the night of
-Please do not bring strollers or pets
-If it rains on the night of October 22nd we will postpone the Fire event to Saturday, October 29th. Your ticket purchase is good for that night.

Cost: $22


Festival of Colors Santa Cruz 2nd Annual

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11 AM - 3 PM

San Lorenzo Park in Santa Cruz
137 Dakota Ave,
Santa Cruz, California 95060

Interactive Dance, Live Mantra Bands, Yoga, Cuisine, Colors, and Free Hugs. World's Happiest Transformational Event.

Lineup:
11:00 am - Loka Bhakti - YogaDance
11:30 am – Aakansha - Dance and Devotion
12:00 pm - Srikalogy
1:15 pm - DJ Starlett
1:30 pm - Aakansha Fusion
1:45 pm - Shakti Bhakti
2:00 pm - Bhakti Beats/Kirtan Borrero

Cost: $5


SF Deltas: Free Bubble Soccer

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 2 PM - 5 PM

Street Soccer USA Park
200 Terry A Francois Boulevard,
San Francisco, California 94158

Come be silly and play bubble soccer with us at Street Soccer USA Park. The last few Bubble Soccer events have been WAY too much fun so we're doing it again! Join us on Saturday, October 22nd as we take over Street Soccer USA Park. We will also have t-shirts, hoodies, and scarves available for purchase. We'd love a chance to get to know each of you better, so we hope you'll come out and join us!

Cost: Free


The Celestial Sound Symphony

Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Downtown Yoga Shala
450 S 1st Street,
San Jose, California 95113

Please join us for a magical evening of sound and vibration with Danny Goldberg playing the gongs, tibetan bowls and chimes, along with Jessica Neideffer working with crystal alchemy singing bowls.

Sound healing has been used for thousands of years across the world to access cells on a deeper level. Sound is a powerful tool used to communicate with the cells of our body. We work with sound to re-harmonize and balance the cells back to their natural frequencies.

Lay down & allow yourself to receive the healing sound vibrations of Gongs, Tibetan & Crystal Singing Bowls. 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 fully surrender & receive.

Please bring your yoga mat, pillow, and/or blanket to make sure you are comfortable.

Cost: $30


2016 SF Bodypainting Day

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11:00 am to 03:00 pm

San Francisco Ferry Building, 1 Ferry Bldg,
San Francisco, United States

Talented artists from around the world will paint over 50 nude models of all shapes and sizes to promote free artistic expression, body acceptance & human connection through art.

Bodypainting Day is not a protest. It's a celebration!
The theme for 2016 is "Inner Beauty".
It is free and open to the public. It is for the public.
We hope to see you there.

2016 Bodypainting Day cities include New York City, Amsterdam, Brussels and San Francisco.

Cost: Free


October Cuddle Party in Santa Clara

Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Santa Clara, CA

Meet fun people in a relaxed environment. This is a workshop where you will learn how to set boundaries with ease and grace. Be your authentic self and say NO to requests or say YES, but know that you will be supported by the group for being your authentic self. You are always at choice. You don't HAVE to cuddle with anyone EVER. Learn how to separate normal human physical affection from an intent for sexuality or romance. It is liberating. Please join us for this fun and educational workshop.

A Cuddle Party is: A structured, safe workshop on boundaries, communication, intimacy and affection. A drug and alcohol-free way to meet fascinating people in a relaxing environment. A laboratory where you can experiment with what makes you feel safe and feel good.

This playful, fun workshop has been a place for people to rediscover non-sexual touch and affection, a space to reframe assumptions about men and women, and a great networking event to meet new friends, roommates, business partners and significant others.

Can Cuddle Party restore your faith in humanity? It just might. But at the very least, you’ll have a great time, and leave feeling relaxed and inspired.

Cost: $40/single; $30/person - if bringing someone NEW; $60/couple


Monster Bash in Mountain View

Friday, October 28, 2016 at 4 PM - 8 PM

Rengstorff Park
201 S Rengstorff Ave,
Mountain View, California 94040

Celebrate Halloween with your family, friends and neighbors at the Mountain View Monster Bash!

Featured Movie – Hotel Transylvania 2
Come in costume!

An outdoor movie will be featured along with Halloween games, music and light refreshments. Movie will start at approx. 6:30 p.m. Be sure to bring a low-back chair and blanket!

All are invited to attend this FREE family event!

Cost: Free


Dia de los Muertos

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11 AM - 3 PM

Calvary Catholic Cemetery
2650 Madden Ave,
San Jose, California 95116

The Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican celebration. Día de Los Muertos is a celebration of life and death…a festival and joyous event.The 7th Annual Día de los Muertos will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 11am to 3pm at Calvary Cemetery.

Calvary Catholic Cemetery Celebrates Day of the Dead 2016

• This event is FREE and open to the public!
• Ritual, Music, and Dance
• Face Painting and Children’s Crafts
• Food, art, books, and t-shirts will be available for sale
• A community altar for attendees to place their photos & memorabilia

Cost: Free


Halloween Ecstatic Dance

Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7 PM - 11:30 PM

Ecstatic Dance Oakland
1933 Broadway,
Oakland, California 94612

Join us for a special dress-up Halloween Ecstatic Dance!

We come together to dance and celebrate both the living and the dead on this night when the veils between worlds are thinnest.

Come dressed in a representation of your alter ego. Is it friend or foe? Angel or devil? You choose, but choose wisely because you will be dancing together all night long!

DETAILS
Arrive at 7pm and share in the thrill of getting dressed up together!
Ecstatic Dance with DJ Ryan Herr begins at 7:30pm and ends at 10:30pm.
An extended sound healing with Shannon Sahaja takes us on a sacred journey through the veils from 10:30-11pm.
Socialize from 11pm-midnight.

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door


37th Annual Reclaiming Spiral Dance

Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 5 PM - 9 PM

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission St,
San Francisco, California 94103

Please Join us for Reclaiming's 37th Annual Spiral Dance in San Francisco.

The intention for our ritual is "In The Presence Of Our Beloved Dead, We Dance, Create Community, And Wield Love To Effect Change

We have found a new home! This year's ritual will be held at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, an ADA compliant, centrally located, Union operated venue in San Francisco.

Please note that this year's Spiral Dance is on a Sunday and the starting and ending times are a little earlier.

Cost: $25