SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Sacred Dance: 'White Party' in San Francisco

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

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Our 7-th 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.

Fee: $60



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

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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.

Cost: $33

Free - San Francisco Civic Symphony Spring Concert

Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes St,
San Francisco, CA 94117

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The oldest community orchestra on the West Coast, the San Francisco Civic Symphony cordially invites you to attend its Spring Concert on Sunday, April 3rd, 2016. 
Admission is FREE and registration/RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to ensure your spot. Donations are gratefully accepted.

PROGRAM
George Gershwin – Porgy and Bess selections arr. Robert Russell Bennett
Aaron Copland – An Outdoor Overture
Diana Gameros – SB 1070 arr. Yvette Holzwarth
Intermission
Jean Sibelius – Symphony No. 3
Guest Conductor: David Möschler

Cost: Free


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Festival of Colors – HOLI – in San Jose

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 AM - 4 PM

Rainbow Park,
6155 Rainbow Dr,
San Jose, CA 95129

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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

Dance Trance Meditation: Spring Awakening

Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM

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

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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 ~

Cost: $17


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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

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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 sleep that is more restful. Some just sigh and say..... thank you I needed that!

Cost: $60

Reiki I & II Class in 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)

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This beginning training is one of the most thorough and comprehensive available. It includes both Reiki I and 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.

Cost: $410

7-th Jazz & Klezmer Summit

Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Congregation Netivot Shalom
1316 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States

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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

Fee: $10; youth $5


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Cuddling Party and Food Massage Exchange in Cupertino

Saturday, April 2, 2016 @ 8:00 PM to Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 12:15 AM

Intrahealth
21020 Homestead Rd # B,
Cupertino, CA

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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)


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Asking For What You Want in the Bedroom and Beyond

Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Terra's Temple
3051 Adeline Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

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Everyone says the way to mind blowing sex is to communicate. But, how do you do that when you do not 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 will learn basic and advanced skills for identifying what really turns you on and asking for it, so that you are WAY more likely to get it. You will discover:
* What is 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 does not get it right at first
* Quick-n-dirty ways to tell right away if you should keep going when you are 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 completely 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 many words

In addition, you will get plenty of practice with new ways of asking and learn a handful of easy games to guide you in the bedroom. Last, but not least, you will 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


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SPLASHOMANIA 2016 – Festival Holi in Sunnyvale



Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 AM - 3 PM

Baylands Park
Baylands Grove
999 East Caribbean Drive,
Sunnyvale, CA- 94089

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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


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Mt. View Connect & Cuddle Party Hosted by DEEP Connect

Thursday, March 31 at 7 PM - 9 PM

2560 Fayette Drive
Mountain View, CA

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Touch is the universal language for love, safety, and community. Hugging is the vehicle for touch and cuddling is like a hug on steroids. There is no safer, more comfortable, fun way to cuddle than with your DEEP Connect advocates Rachael & Lyubov by your side guiding your experience in Mountain View.

This party is for 1-st timers and advanced cuddlers. All are welcome.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A CUDDLE PARTY?

FUN getting to know each other exercises. A short meditation for grounding to release nervousness and stress from the day. Using Cuddling to Impact Your Life by Setting an Intention Instructions. Creating the Cuddle Container demonstration including rules, boundaries, and permission asking.

WHY CUDDLING?

Cuddling drops us in our bodies and heart center, where men and women connect with ease leaving every worry, resentment, and hurt behind.

Cuddling is the art of embracing someone with permission and being in the moment. Think of cuddling as a very long hug. In this moment of embrace, there are no expectations, agenda, or responsibility other than to be with your feelings and others.

Cuddle Connects are important in developing deep connection with other people because this is where limiting beliefs are gently nourished out of your body at a much faster pace than just hearing information. It is as if our body uses skin contact to reprogram our body in a gentle loving miraculous way.

Cuddle Connect expedites the healing process and makes your desires come to you at a more rapid pace. After cuddling, you will likely feel more peaceful, at ease, and have an unexplainable contentment.

Cost: $20 (Pay here or in person: http://paypal.me/deepconnect)


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Intimacy Magic Tantra: Sexuality of the Chakras – Featured Workshop

Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 2 PM - 5 PM

The Heart Temple
Mountain View, CA

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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


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Holi Festival in San Ramon

Friday, April 1, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Bishop Ranch
2600 Camino Ramon.
Parking Lot.
San Ramon, CA 94583

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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 is 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.

Cost: Free


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Erotic Breathwork for Creative Folk

Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Berkeley, CA

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Our erotic energy is our creative energy. Almost literally. The source that fuels the creation of a new human is the same source that fuels our artistic creation. It is not an accident that we often call the fruit of our creative pursuits "our babies", or talk about "birthing" a new project.

For many of us, when our erotic energy is stagnant or absent so is our creativity. When our erotic energy is abundant & flowing, so is our ability to create. For some of us our creative juices run out through our sexual outlet, while for others the sexual energy we produce increases our creative energy. Erotic Breathwork is one way of deepening the connection with your erotic energy & shoring it up to fuel your creative pursuits. Breath is an anchor, a vehicle, a springboard to creativity, a direct line to your Muse.

This 4-hour workshop is for Writers, Artists, Performers, Musicians, Entertainers, & Content Producers (or anyone wanting to stimulate their creativity).

Cost: $60 - $100

Spiritual Activation Workshop

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 11 AM - 3 PM

Tantara SF
914 Pacific Ave,
San Francisco, California 94133

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What if you could take a journey of self-discovery that would result in a deeper connection with your soul, immediately felt higher energy levels, clarity of mind, increased intuition, less physical pain and overthinking, and receive a spiritual and energetic upgrade?

What if you could release your most worrisome issues and situations and connect to an innate state of flow in your life, relationships or entrepreneurial and business ideas?

* You will release the biggest 3 challenges affecting your life.
* Learn about Sacred medicines such as Ayahuasca, San Pedro and other sacred medicines.
* Learn about shamanism.

Cost: $35

The Acupuncture Sound Bath

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:45 PM - 5 PM

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

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We are taking two ancient & effective therapeutic modalities, and combining them into an event of ultimate relaxation.

Acupuncture is an ancient therapy used to alleviate stress, pain and anxiety- sound meditation ('sound baths') soothes you into a deeper relaxation.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that is used to alieve stress, pain and anxiety. Very, very thin needles are inserted in a safe way on specific parts of your body. According to traditional Chinese medical theory, acupuncture opens up the pathways for energy (or 'qi') to flow through the body. From a scientific perspective, acupuncture stimulates the nerves in the brain and spinal cord and releases feel good chemicals, such as opioids and serotonin. We will be placing needles between your eyebrows (on your third eye), on your heart and on your head (your crown chakra).

Sound Meditation is the practice of using ancient Tibetan instruments such as gongs and singing bowls to sooth you into a deeper meditation. For those of you who have never been to a "sound bath" before, here is what you can expect: You lie down and are bathed head to toe in sound— it's a very dreamy, ethereal experience.

Cost: $60


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Orgasm Mastery for Women

Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

Luna Dance Institute
605 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

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In this women only workshop, learn to activate your pleasure potential and cultivate your feminine sexual power with these initiations:
-Yoni Yoga with jade eggs - pelvic floor strengthening
-The physical and energetic anatomy of arousal
-5 types of orgasm
-Movement and visualization techniques for feeling pleasure
-Breath work for activating bliss states and sexual energy
-Secret techniques for “flipping” your radiance switch and embodying your sensual, juicy, powerful Self.

Cost: $95 (Includes a Jade Egg $50 value)


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Yoga & Live Music in San Francisco

Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Sports Basement
1590 Bryant Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Join us for Yoga & Live Music at Sports Basement on Saturday, March 26 at 2pm. We will move through a 1-hour yoga practice, focused on breath and alignment led by Regina Felice, accompanied by a live music set by Kyle Fisher. After yoga, we will gather for herbal tea and A Purified Life Superfood Chocolate (and FREE HUGS ∞).

A few event details:
- Yoga will begin at 2:00pm, please arrive a few minutes early to set up your mat
- The yoga class is all levels, beginners welcome
- Please bring your own mat

Cost: $17 - $20

Cuddle Party in San Jose with Cathy Vartuli and Rick Wilkes

Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT)

San Jose, CA

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Cuddle Party is a 3-hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like-minded friends from the community.

Nurturing and consensual loving touch is good for maintaining healthy blood pressure, a strong nervous system and a balanced emotional health. One’s ability to connect with and develop greater trust in others is emphasized during the group exchanges during Cuddle Party’s. Self-care is a cornerstone of Cuddle Party experience.

Cuddle Party is a formal, non-sexual event that offers participants an opportunity to explore intimacy with like-minded others. In a relaxed environment, that upholds personal boundaries and maintains a professional atmosphere, at all times, one is encouraged to engage in communication and touch, in a non-threatening, share-affirming environment.

Cuddle Party is a holistic, social environment, which attracts fascinating people from all occupations and lifestyles. It provides a special and unique opportunity for connection, learning and growth. Come cuddle with us!

Cuddle Party experiences teach participants, they alone create their own safety container. How did it change my life? When I was growing up and received a NO, it felt like I was being rejected. The result was my emphasis on being nice, being lovable and being unconditionally available. The profound learning came when I realized my unyielding YES’s became a subconscious inability to trust another person’s YES, without his or her own personally vocalized NO!

Cost: $38


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2016 San Francisco Salsa Festival

Friday, March 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Sunday, March 27, 2016 at 2:00 AM

The Park Central San Francisco
50 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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Head to downtown San Francisco for three nights of world-class dancing, competitions, workshops with acclaimed salsa instructors, and parties at the San Francisco Salsa Festival. Participants are able compete in various competitions, or simply enjoy outstanding performances from champion salsa dancers and enjoy live music dance parties in the evening.

Special Guest Live Bands: New Swing Sextet, Salson, & Montuno Swing!!

Fee: Varies

Encounter Fundamentals with Andrea Juhan in Mountain View

March 24 -27, 2016 (Thursday – Sunday)

Mountain View Masonic Hall
890 Church Street
Mountain View, CA 94035

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Open Floor Encounter is an exhilarating group process containing elements of Gestalt Awareness Practice (GAP), psychodrama, movement and somatic psychotherapy. The essential practice is to make what we feel and think inside, physically visible. Our actions affect others; other's actions affect us. We come to understand the interdependence of being human - there is no such thing as a person having an individual experience.

Within a supportive and challenging environment, we create a 'safe emergency' a situation intense enough to get our attention and supportive enough that we risk moving beyond our habitual patterns.

Open Floor Encounter straddles the middle ground between the edgy, pioneer spirit of group 'Encounter' of the 60's, with the sophistication and finesse of more recent psychotherapeutic insights. Artfully graceful, unpredictable and infinitely creative this process calls forth both our maturity and innate wisdom.

Fee: $345


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How to Find the Right Partner to Share Your Life With Without Wasting Time



Thursday, March 24, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (PDT)

Unity of San Jose
175 Bernal Road #104,
San Jose, CA 95119

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Would you like to find the right partner for you to share your life with and have a long-term relationship ASAP without loneliness, fear or wasting any more time?

If so, then you’ve come to the right page! ;)

In This Fun Meetup for Highly Committed, Motivated & Quality Singles In Their 30s-60s, You Will Learn How To...
Find The Right Partner To Share Your Life With & Have A Long-Term Relationship Without Loneliness, Fear Or Wasting Any More Time.
Have More Love & Fun In Your Life Quickly Without Shyness (Or Wasting More Time & Effort With Online Dating).
Have Much Better Communication Skills With The Opposite Sex & Be More Open Without Anxiety Or Rejection.
Be More Confident & Have A Great Connection Fast Without Old Issues Getting In The Way.
Meet Quality Singles In Your Area & Have A Family Of Your Own With Someone Special That You Can Trust.

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The format of this event will be a variety of fun coaching, training, mingling, & experiential exercises with light food and drinks provided designed to help you to find the right partner for you ASAP, and who knows, you may actually meet the right partner for you there as well!

Other high-end workshops that are out there can cost you five hundred to one thousand dollars to attend. However, we wanted to make our workshop affordable and accessible to the high quality singles who really want it and need it, and to build our high quality community of committed singles even more, so for a limited time you can now attend this amazing workshop for just $10, if you order your early-bird ticket online HERE, or $20 at the door!

RSVP & claim your ticket RIGHT NOW to reserve your spot as seats for this event are very limited and will be gone fast on a first come, first served basis, so make sure to reserve your spot now while they last! What could it cost you to continue to wait longer, and to not be making a lasting change with where you are at?

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Do you have single friends who are looking to find the right partner for them? You are also welcome to bring up to 2 single friends with you as your guest!

We look forward to seeing you at this amazing event for committed quality singles soon, and to start creating more of that great love in your life with the right partner! :)

Cost: $10 - $20 (2 people may get there for free with your 1 ticket purchased)


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Nude WOMEN'S DAY Parade - San Francisco



Sunday, March 20, 2016 @ 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Jane Warner Plaza
17-th and Market Street,
San Francisco, CA (map)

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PARADE PERMIT GRANTED!!! We will have our very own police escort!!! MEN welcome to join us!

Dear body freedom lovers!

You are all invited to a Nude Parade in honor of International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 20-th @ 11 AM at Jane Warner Plaza. Parade will go to City Hall down Market St and back.

PARADE ROUTE: Jane Warner Plaza (Market St and Castro St)- rally, then take Market St to 9th St and Larkin, North on Larkin to McAllister, West on McAllister to Polk St, photo shoot in front of City Hall, down Polk St to Market, back to Jane Warner Plaza

The purpose of this event – besides the joy of walking down the street naked – is to support women and to help create an environment where women can feel safe nude in public.

Women are often treated as sex objects and at the same time shamed for wanting sexual freedom. Many men in our society today do not want to relinquish control over women’s bodies and souls. Many women will shame and attack other women out of ignorance and jealousy. For as long as those attacks are supported by our culture, none of us are truly free nor safe.

In our backward society, a naked man is usually perceived as a threat, while a naked woman is perceived as a sex object asking to be raped and disrespected. On top of that, women are subjected to an enormous amount of pressure to look “perfect” and to conform to some oppressive totalitarian standards that dictate that every woman be anything but herself.

Body freedom for women involves overcoming the obstacles of social prejudice, fear of judgement, fear of perceived violence and personal self-hate. It is about liberating ourselves from the constricting beliefs that were forced on us from infancy and throughout our lives. However, once a woman gets enough courage to get nude in public, if it is done in a positive environment, it is truly liberating. From there on a whole new process of personal liberation can unfold. That is why it is really important for us as a society to examine issues of body shame, issues of oppression of women, issues of sexual violence. It is important to grow and heal and to ultimately create an environment where a nude woman can be safe in public.

We invite you all, nude or dressed or anywhere in between to join our nude rally and parade in honor of International Women’s Day.

Cost: Free


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Self-Revelatory Performance – Free Workshop

Thursday, March 24, 2016 @ 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA, 94710 United States

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This is a chance to experience the healing power of improvised personal story. It is a sacred act to tell a life-story. It is a sacred act to witness one. Solo performances are filled with heart, passion, and the depth of personal story. Groups take part on an improvisational journey and then take the next step in being witnessed by a heart-centered audience. Solo performances are 10- 20 minutes each with witnessing from the audience.

In self-revelatory performance, the actor crafts an original theatre piece that explores, grapples with, and aspires towards healing a current life-challenge. Unlike autobiographical theatre, which focuses more on recounting life experience, self-revelatory performance involves real-time "working through" of psychological wounds. The actor uses drama therapy methods (such as portraying parts of the self) in creating the piece and within the performance itself. The immediacy and authenticity of self-rev performances makes them compelling and moving theatre that often strikes universal chords in audience members.

A very powerful experience!

Bring your heart. Performance is free.

Sweet Seduction Soiree

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 11:00 PM (PDT)

Monroe SF
473 Broadway
San Francisco, CA 94133

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Join us to celebrate freedom of sexual expression and love at Monroe SF in north beach Wednesday March 23rd.

The Sweet Seduction Soirée is an erotic art, lingerie and burlesque show. We begin the night at 7:30pm with a happy shopping hour featuring some talented local lingerie designers, which leads into the erotic and exotic art show. Throughout the night there will be some sexy burlesque performances featuring some of the bay areas most talented dancers. You are in for a treat you do not want to miss out on!

Cost: $10 and $12 at the door.


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BLISS: Healing Party in San Francisco

Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

Community Well
78 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112

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We are bringing together a collective of quality healers to one Healing Event. This is a place where you can sample healers and get a routine designed to help your body that works for you. We will be working on your Muscular System, Skeletal System, Nervous System, and Blood/Lymph node System. This event will help you in:
* releasing and easing chronic pain,
* lengthening and relaxing your muscles,
* releasing tension on your limbs,
* relieving muscle fatigue or injury,
* perfecting your posture,
* increasing blood flow in your body,
* helping you focus,
* detoxing lymph nodes and improving immunity,
* regulating adrenal glands,
* improving balance,
* expanding your lungs and increasing oxygen in your body/brain,
* improving blood circulation and eliminating toxins.

Oh yeah, it is happening! You will align your body bringing you back to your normal BLISS!

ITINERARY

1. Yoga: We start the day with the GIANT smile and Yoga of Regina Felice. Known for her pop up Yoga around S.F. she will warm up your body, stretch your muscles, and lengthen muscle fiber that has become shortened because of repetitive use or chronic stress. This will also prepare you for the continuing therapies.

2. Assisted Stretching: Increase your flexibility and/or relieve chronic pain.

3. Chiropractic Adjustment: Align your skeletal system and rid of chronic pain.

4. Massage Therapy: To break up adhesions or tissues that are stuck together and bring increased level of relaxation in cases of high stress or anxiety.

5. Veggie Meal by Holistic Chef Minoria Franks: Designed to nourish and detox.

*Snacks, fruits and drinks will be available throughout the event.

***Bring your Yoga mat, a blanket, water bottle, towel, robe, and anything you’d like to share (ex: instruments if you play, your own special oil, snacks, flowers, tea...) It’s a party!

Cost: $140-$150


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Detox for Life: Restore and Rejuvenate Your Body

Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Yoga Garden SF
286 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

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In celebration of the seasonal shift into spring, join us for an afternoon session that weaves topical serums, tonics and teas through a restorative practice. This workshop, lead by Yoga Garden SF's, Leigh Stewart, and her Sonima Foundation colleague, Jenny Katz, invites a balance of fiery pranayama and stress-releasing yin poses. After an opening meditation and a heat-producing warm up, we will discuss at-home practices for detoxifying your life and building immunity. As we move through a deeply restorative practice, we'll sample healing and detoxifying products for drinking and topical application. This afternoon session provides a practical template for well-being in the day-to-day, as well as samples to take home.

Cost $40-$45


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Evolution Brain, Compassionate Mind at Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center

Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Ocean of Compassion Buddhist Center
1550 La Pradera Drive,
Campbell, CA 95008

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Compassion is often defined as a “sensitivity to suffering in self and others with a commitment to try to alleviate and prevent it.”  At center of this definition are two basic processes. The first process involves developing courage to see clearly into the nature and causes of suffering—not to shun away or avoid. The second process involves committing to acquiring the wisdom to know what to do. In this short one-day experiential workshop we will look into the nature of suffering as arising from the evolutionary process itself—the flow of life which all living things are caught up in. We will then consider ways in which compassionate motivation and a compassion-focused approach can improve our own well-being and that of others. We will explore how our inner compassionate selves can help to work with difficult emotions and in particular our self-critical sides. The workshop will consist of some teaching, mindfulness and breathing exercises, imagery and guided discovery.

The workshop is open to those who have an interest in this area. Some knowledge of the contemplative traditions would be helpful but not essential. We will be looking at the implications of having a brain that evolved over many millions, and why the human brain is actually very tricky and can be a source of harm as well as healing through no fault of our own. We will have a taste of how compassion cultivation can help us to stabilize and orientate the mind for the well-being of self and others.

Cost: $45

Mindful Sexuality: A Psychospiritual Approach to Erotic Transformation – 2-Day Workshop for Women

Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20­; 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Rudramandir
830 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, California 94710

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In Mindful Sexuality, we pay attention, or bring a refined awareness, to the entirety of our present-moment sexual experience, from noticing our every thought, to becoming more attuned to the intricacies of our sexual bodies. By staying mindful and in the moment—and by learning to withhold judgment—you can choose to make sex more pleasure-filled, powerful, and loving.

Mindful Sexuality will help you to open new avenues of consciousness, rekindle your sexual relationships, and bring your full being to sex—every time. Mindful Sexuality is not only a key step on the Mindful Path, it also allows you to feel more alive and powerful in all aspects of your life.

Using a wide range of modalities and practices, including meditation, guided imagery, and Mindful Inquiry, we will expand our ability to fully step into the whole of our sexual experience.

Cost: $295 (no accommodation included)


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The Hungers: Solitude Dance Workshop

Saturday, March 19, 2016 @ 12-6pm

Marin Masonic Hall
888 4th Street
San Rafael, CA 94901 

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Relationship is not something we do – it is something we are.

We are always in relationship whether sleeping, driving, hiking or working with another. The San People of the Kalahari knew that every human houses healthy hungers for relationship.

We are designed for:
* Solitude, time for ourselves
* Intimacy and connection with others
* Belonging to a family or community
* Resting in something larger than ourselves; communion with spirit

Our hungers change over the course of our life. We may feel satisfied with our solitude yet yearn for intimate partnership. Other times we have endless close connections with barely enough time alone. Each time we move, change jobs, step onto a new dance floor, we can question our sense of belonging. All the while, we remember, forget and remember again to rest in the lap of something much larger than ourselves; something that is basically good.

Each daylong retreat will focus on a hunger. Through dance, sitting meditation, and the riches of this one-day community, we will mine the gold that only relationship can illuminate.

Beginners and Advanced Dancers Welcome.

Fee: $95


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Decoding the Female Sex: Full day Training & Party for MEN

Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 9:30 PM (PDT)

The Temple of Shadows.
4810 State Court.
Richmond, California 94804

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Women. . . divine, confusing, igniting, mysterious. . . so delicious and so aggravating. Have you ever wanted to understand what women really mean when they say yes or no? Are you curious to know what turns women on to bad boys and how nice guys can use it successfully? Would you like to be the guy, that can heals the wounds she carries from other men? Do you desire to stay out of the friend zone? Are you longing to ignite or reignite the spark with someone you love?

On this workshop, you will
* Uncover the keys that open heart, mind, spirit & Eros between men & women.
* Learn how to empower your partner to be passionate on all levels.
* Discover what brings healing in relationships & sexuality.
* Get a Map of the Feminine Mind its access points and its wounds.
* Learn the neurobiology of love and lust.
* Practice simple Tantric Techniques to create connection with anyone.
* Understand why some women are drawn to Kink, Tantra, Open Relationships or more Traditional sexuality as well as how to open the possibility of adventure safely.
* Engage in an evening panel and party where you get to ask a panel of sensuous women what they really think and feel about men

Schedule:
* 10am to 6pm - Training
* 6pm to 9:30pm Sensuous Women’s Panel & Party
   Panel of SEXperts, Sacred Courtesans, and Luscious Women!

Cost: $100-$150 (At the Door ~ $225)



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