SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Dance Movement Therapy 7.0 and Chakra Sound Meditation with Tuning Forks

Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Li's Wushu Academy
10268 Bandley Dr, Ste 107-B,
Cupertino, CA 95014



Dance movement is a therapeutic form of exercise which is great not only for physical, but also for mental and emotional health. Music itself can be very powerful. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the intervals, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

For this workshop, we are bringing back the mini Chakra Meditation session with tuning forks. Latest researches claim that tuning forks may substantially improve your body’s biochemistry, bringing your nervous system and organs into harmony and balance. The 10-minutes session is not intended to heal all your physical and emotional wounds, but will help to rebalance your chakra energy and get easier open for a new experience, offered by moving meditation and exercises.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- All ages and physical capabilities are welcome. You choose you own level of participation and involvement.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a waive” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT, Lic.# 51651

Cost: Recommended donation $15 (cash, at the door).


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Couples Heart Tantra Retreat

August 5 – 7, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Berkeley, CA



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

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

You’ll find this course inspiring to help transform your sex-life and relationship.

Fee: $355/person; $710/couple (non-residential)


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



Mind & Meditation: Free Workshop


Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Art of Living Center,
2368 Walsh Ave,
Santa Clara



While most of us live in the middle of the hustle-bustle, and have a lot of responsibilities and demands to fulfill, we naturally have a greater need of rejuvenating physically, mentally and emotionally. Meditation & Breathing Practices are effective tools to do this. Join us to experience the power of meditation and breathing techniques.

Anyone can attend these programs. Require no prior experience.

Session Contents:
1. Rejuvenating & Relaxing Breathing Techniques.
2. Guided Meditation.
3. Gentle Yoga postures
4. Take home practices for daily use.

Benefits Reported:
1. Reduced Stress & Better sleep patterns.
2. Increased Joy & Happiness.
3. Relaxed Mind
4. Reduced Stress
5. Enhanced focus and concentration.

Cost: Free


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Get Happy 2-day Workshop in Palo Alto

July 30 -31, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

3926 Duncan Place,
Palo Alto, California, 94306



Within us lie vast and untapped resources of energy and creativity, joyfulness and peace.  Yet we often find ourselves trapped in a cycle of repetitive worries, unable to function from a relaxed and focused state.  This is known as stress, but it goes deeper.  We can be out of balance, disconnected from the present moment and from our own inner wisdom and the joy that is our natural state.

In the Get Happy course, you’ll learn techniques to bring your mind and body back into balance and enable you to gain a greater vision of who you are.  You’ll reconnect with your unlimited power and freedom – not as a concept but as a direct experience.  
  
The centerpiece of the Get Happy course is Sudarshan Kriya.  This is a powerful breathing technique that uses specific, natural rhythms to not only release stress at the deepest level, but also balance and integrate mind, body and heart.

The Get Happy course takes place over two 2-1/2 hour sessions, during which you will be introduced to:

·         Breathing techniques that increase energy and deeply relax the mind and body
·         Guided meditations
·         Experiential interactive processes for improving relationships, focus and concentration
·         Stretching and low impact yoga for health, circulation and physical well-being

Health Benefits:

Research has demonstrated that Sudarshan Kriya and the related practices you’ll learn can bring about benefits including:

·         Significant reduction in the stress hormone cortisol
·         Relief from depression and anxiety
·         Restoration of normal sleep patterns
·         Increase in the hormone associated with well-being, prolactin

Cost: $95




Art of Connection 2-days Workshop in San Francisco

July 30 -31, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Mission District,
San Francisco, CA 94110



This 2-days experiential workshop is dedicated to men and women who want to learn how to connect authentically with each other

What you will learn:
ü  How to effectively listen others
ü  To comprehend and understand body language and posture
ü  Understand your personal sub-communication baseline of interaction
ü  Salsa dance techniques

Participants of this course will receive knowledge, skills and confidence to engage in stimulating conversation with other people in effective, stimulating, and holistic way. These skills will serve as a valuable asset within the workplace, personal life, and parenting.

Schedule:

Day 1: Connecting with self (9:00am-5pm)
Discovering and clarifying our purpose
Discuss and breakdown our crossroad moment
Connection to our feminine energy with meditation
Lunch
Learn about the power of empathy
Field Learning: Evening of art and music in “SF Mission District “

Day 2: Connecting with community (10:00am-6pm)
Salsa dance lessons
Discovering masculine energy
Learn and apply methods of strategy implementation for feminine and masculine energy
Lunch
Field Learning: Evening of art and music in “SF Mission District “

Cost: $160



Shakti Dance, The Yoga of Dance: Where Sacred Meets Joy Workshop

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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



Dharma Devi is the only Shakti Dance lead trainer in the country, and she brings her 30 years’ experience of meditation, yoga and dance into this deep healing journey, and with the same mastery she will share the art of enjoyment and freedom!

The Yoga of dance is an 8 phases yoga system that combines creativity and wisdom, it is based on kundalini yoga as taught by yogi Bhajan and blessed by him in 2001. The system includes: gentle and fluid stretching, guided standing movements entwined with breath work, free movements, celestial communication and more!

Personal Benefits:
-The outcome is a sense of deep balance, harmony, release and freedom!
-Increase self-esteem, creativity and joy, heal body and self-image issues
-Learn how to meditate in movement and/or deepen your meditation practice
-Learn techniques to balance body-mind-spirit connection
-Experience safe and subtle emotional release through dance, yoga and meditation
-Connect the sacred, fun and creative within you!
-Prepare yourself for authentic expression and freedom through dance
-Enhance your awareness through tribe connection and group consciousness!

**No previous yoga, meditation, or dance experience required

Cost: $99




BODY MUDRA:: Kinetic Arts Workshop w/Morgen Love

Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

The Works Exercise and Dance Studio
2566 Telegraph Avenue,
Berkeley, CA 94704



BODY MUDRA is a unique movement conditioning workshop that focuses on strength-building, energetic awareness, and floor work transitions, to help movers of all kinds access new and different pathways of expression. Body Mudra is rooted in my training background in Shiva Rea's Prana Flow methodology, and blends this evolutionary style of vinyasa with fun ass-kicking conditioning drills and easily-digestible combinations that have evolved directly through my own intuitive movement practice. We'll explore spinal waves, muscle isolations, momentum, and level changes, and dive deep into healthy alignment to keep our bodies happy while we challenge ourselves...and we'll do it all to pretty much sexiest soundtrack you'll hear in a yoga class ever.

This workshop requires no formal dance background, however, prior vinyasa yoga experience is highly recommended! And if you have sensitive knees, definitely bring knee pads!

Cost: $40




Foot massage exchange and cuddling

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Intrahealth
21020 Homestead Rd # B,
Cupertino, CA



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’ll do more exercises (exploring how to move energy to upper chakras, to leave longer…). We’ll switch more during our hug train exercise to observe energy shifts, and most importantly we’ll 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.

Most people want to be held, and be the big or little spoon, some people just want to hold hands, some people just want an arm around them, some people have strong emotions come up, and some people just want silence and they want to snooze. Everything is up to you and you have power to say YES or NO to anything, and 'maybe' we classify as NO!

Cost: $20 for men and $10 for ladies, Snack provided


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Feast of Lanterns Pageant in Pacific Grove

Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 8 PM - 10 PM

Pacific Grove, California 93950



For over one hundred years the citizens of Pacific Grove have celebrated its history and culture with a summer festival called the Feast of Lanterns. This Festival has evolved over its 100-plus year history from the ceremonial end to the Chautauqua Assembly with a lantern parade to the beach and fireworks over the bay to a multi-cultural community event filled with entertainment.

Come down to Lovers Point Park on Saturday, July 30th and join the community of Pacific Grove in continuing this memorable tradition. The Feast of Lanterns Pageant is FREE for the public!

The Legend of the Blue Willow

No one knows who first told the story of the "Blue Willow". Perhaps it was a Chinese storyteller who began telling the tale of Chang and his love for the beautiful Koong-se, and how they flew away as immortal doves, forever free. The Pacific Grove version was first told by Pauline Benton of the Red Gate Shadow Players in 1958 at Pacific Grove's Methodist Church - where the lovers fly away as Monarch Butterflies to return again every fall.

The Story

Long ago in far off Cathay, a land now called China, there lived during the reign of Emperors a wealthy Mandarin named T'so Ling. His land holdings were vast and fertile, and his treasures beyond counting. His palace was built of fine woods and rich lacquers with a roof of blue tile that gleamed in the sun, and a handmade fence that ran below the palace. Behind the palace grew an orange tree, and beside the palace ran a river with a graceful willow that gave shade in the heat of the day.

Of all T'so Ling's possessions, his beautiful Princess daughters with their jewel names were his greatest joy. The Mandarin delighted most in his eldest daughter, Koong-se, who he named Topaz, so named for the golden lights that twinkled from her eyes. Topaz passed her days in a summerhouse that leaned over the rippling water, where she did elegant embroidery on silk while listening to tales of old Cathay as told by her faithful nurse, Chun Soy.

T'so Ling thought Topaz so lovely that he wished to crown her as Queen. A coronation ceremony was planned, and all the princes, potentates, maharajahs and lords of the realm were invited to attend the coronation. One of the old Mandarins brought a chest of gold so impressive that T'so Ling thought this rich man would make a fine husband for his daughter Topaz. T'so Ling made plans to combine the coronation with a marriage feast.

Topaz heard this news and became quite despondent, for she had fallen in love with a poor, young scholar called Chang. Hearing of this, T'so Ling forbade his daughter to marry Chang. Topaz wandered off into the dark to drown herself. T'so Ling alerted the villagers to search for Topaz with lighted boats and lanterns. During the search Topaz and Chang reunited. In a final burst of lights, Topaz and Chang were illuminated as they changed into Monarch butterflies and escaped into the sky.

The pageant, which takes place on the last night of the Festival, tells the story in pantomime and ends with a burst of fireworks overhead as the lovers are seen for a brief moment departing in the guise of Monarch butterflies.

Full Schedule:
  • Kids activities from 11:00am till 7:00pm.
  • Yoga with the Royal Court 11:15am till 12:30pm.
  • Pier Entertainment starts at 12:30pm.
  • Pageant and Sponsors walk starts at 8:00pm.

Cost: Free

Couples Social: Fall in Love Again

Friday, July 29, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

The Loft
2501 Harrison St #15,
San Francisco, California 94110



Some people want to have mastery in their love and sex lives, the way Beethoven was with music and Michael Jordan was with basketball. Do you want to have that kind of skill in your love life? This group offers supportive events in having that kind of skill in your love and sex life. This can be called an Eternal Date, a relationship that reaches higher and higher intimacy and sexual pleasure over time, everything from Soul Connection to Extended Orgasm.

If your work life dominates your love life, or if the honeymoon phase has ended, Spiritual Sexy Couples may be the group for you!

In this group we will all be able to develop practices so that the honeymoon never ends, so you're always in the honeymoon phase and its getting better and better, and so you can return to the honeymoon phase and have it get even better from there.

Remember the magic of the beginning of your relationship with your partner?

What if, you could re-visit that with them AND have your relationship get hotter than it was when you both started? That's our mission statement with Spiritual Sexy Couples. We are people who want our soulmate relationships to flourish. To reach higher and higher peaks of pleasure, and of sensual and sexual intimacy. We understand that this takes true commitment, and a supporting environment to do that. Hence why, we'd love to invite other like-minded people to meet twice a month, to have fun and support each other in our super-hot relationship goals!

Schedule:
6:30-7:00pm Check in and meet
7:00-8:00pm Fun ice breakers, discussion topics
8:00-8:30pm Socialize over cocktails, or beverage of choice!

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.




Dance Movement Therapy Workshop 6.0

Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Li's Wushu Academy
10268 Bandley Dr, Ste 107-B,
Cupertino, CA 95014


Dance movement is a therapeutic form of exercise which is great not only for physical, but also for mental and emotional health. Music itself can be very powerful. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the intervals, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a waive” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT, Lic.# 51651

Cost: Recommended donation $15 (cash, at the door).


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Get Lasting Love: From Couple Trouble to Relationship Success!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM (PDT)

Essential Space,
Suite B2
1509 Seabright Ave,
Santa Cruz, CA 95062



If you’re struggling with your marriage or relationship but don’t want it to end in divorce or a breakup, it can feel like your heart is hurting. You feel hopeless because nothing you do fixes the problems, and you just feel like you’ve lost a sense happiness and closeness that you once had.

There is a way to mend your marriage and repair your relationship so you can finally have lasting love.

This is why I created Get Lasting Love: From Couple Trouble to Relationship Success!
In this 2-hour workshop, you will:

ü  Learn the most important secret to completely change your relationship
ü  Find out why the right communication is the key to relationship success
ü  Discover a powerful tool to fix fights
ü  Learn the most common mistake couples make and how to avoid it

Through a value-packed presentation and experimentation with scientifically proven tools, Get Lasting Love teaches you how to go from a hurting heart and broken relationship to true relationship success.

Stop suffering with heartache and instead get heart-centered lasting love.

Cost: Free



Tantra, Qi Gong and Yoga in Redwoods

Monday, July 25, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM (PDT)

Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
101 North Big Trees Park Road,
Felton, CA 95018



Join us for a blissful half day in the Redwoods Forest for a grounded and heart-opening experience of connecting with yourself, nature and others through the practices of Tantra and Qi Gong. We will awaken the Life Force Energy, increase our sensitivity to our own experience and the world around us and connect deeply to nature. And from that place of grounded presence we will connect to our friends and partners. Practicing the art of sacred connection in nature is a real treat. We get to open up to all of the existence in Mama Nature's most perfect playground - the Redwoods.

We will weave energy awareness and grounding practices of Qi Gong with sacred connection and heart opening practices of Tantra for a day of expansion, growth and coming home to the Self.

Your guides for the day will be Kailani Magic and Lewis Regen. Kailani teaches Intimacy Magic Tantra - her own blend of centered, energy competent art of human connection. She has studied with SkyDancing Tantra and The Source School of Tantra Yoga. She is also a yoga teacher and a Conscious Relating and Intimacy Coach, as well as a Martha Beck certified Life Coach.

Lewis Regen is a certified Qi Gong, Tai Chi and Ba Gua teacher, as well as a yoga teacher and a massage therapist. Lewis regularly takes groups for Qi Gong nature walks in Felton area.

Cost: $40



Restorative Yoga, Sound Healing and Affirmations

Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Breathe Los Gatos
14107 Winchester Blvd, Ste H,
Los Gatos, California 95032



Join Ambika Daniella and Danny Goldberg for another amazing journey!

This will be a powerful and deeply relaxing 3-hour practice. The first 2 hours is Restorative Yoga led by Ambika Daniella while she shares wisdom on the subject of the power of affirmations, how they can re-wire the brain and how we can use them to consciously manifest what we want in our lives.

Danny Goldberg will play sacred sounds that resonate every cell in our body temples to vibrate at a higher frequency and release stagnant energy in the body in all forms. Ambika Daniella’s wonderful assistants will be offering anointings of Essential Oil Blends made by Ambika Daniella for both the soothing the Heart and strengthening the Intuition.

The final hour, Ambika Daniella and Danny will offer a luxurious Sound Bath that includes 3 Gongs (Danny has an amazing NEW GONG!), Koshi chimes, flute and 25 Tibetan Bowls played within the room and on your body (with permission). Ambika Daniella will play her Harmonium and use the resonance of her singing voice as the instrument of sound healing with Mantra and toning.

We will close with a group singing practice using powerful affirmations.

Bring an eye pillow for the Sound Bath (if you have one)

Cost: $75


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Free Magic of Awakening Retreat in Santa Clara

July 23 – 24, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

406 Riverside Court, #306,
Santa Clara, CA 95054



Magic of Awakening is an experiential retreat where participants gain access to the experience of Self and learn to live in the present every moment.

o Break free from the twisting, turning, talkative, living-dying-living cycle of the egoic mind
o Learn practical methods to gain access to the pure presence at will
o Understand your body-mind-mechanism to attain freedom from its patterns
o Learn how to meditate in the marketplace
o Connect to the Source of all answers (the Inner Guru)
o Make a shift from mind centered living to consciousness centered living

Cost: Free

To register, please send a mail to americas@tejgyan.com.

Sensuali-TEA: It's Not Your Grandma's Tea Party (July Edition)

Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM (PDT)

SF Citadel
181 Eddy Street,
San Francisco, CA 9410



This is so much more than just your average tea party. Sensuali-TEA includes so much:
Ø  Mystic Tea Lounge with specially crafted aphrodisiac herbal tea infusions to arouse your senses
Ø  Tarot card readers giving insight to your erotic past, present, and future
Ø  Play in the exquisite dungeon play space
Ø  Enjoy some sexy sensual play

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.

Warning! Heavy ADULT content!

Cost: $17/low income; $33/person; $60/couple


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Free Redwood City Blues Festival

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 12 PM - 7 PM

Courthouse Square
2200 Broadway St,
Redwood City, California 94063



The Redwood City Police Activity League proudly presents the 11th annual Redwood City PAL Blues, Music, ARTS & BBQ Festival 2016, at Courthouse Square in Downtown Redwood City on Friday July 22nd and Saturday July 23rd. Featuring the best of the blues, with musicians from the Bay Area and beyond, this free festival brings Kenny Neal, Ms. Taylor P. Collins, Craig Horton, Debraun Thomas and many more, The PAL Blues, Music, Arts & BBQ Festival offers wonderful live music, delicious food, and showcases Redwood City’s Courthouse Square, along with Redwood City’s downtown merchants and restaurants. Proceeds from this fun and exciting family festival directly benefit the important youth programs of the Redwood City PAL.

Saturday Lineup
12:00pm A.J. Crawdaddy
1:00pm Debraun Thomas
2:00pm The Mile
3:00pm Craig Horton
4:15pm Taylor P. Collins
6:00pm Kenny Neal

After Party at Main and Elm Live music with The Mile

Cost: Free




Access Consciousness BARS Certification Class in San Jose

Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Cottle & Santa Teresa,
San Jose, CA



• Would you like to learn a wonderful healing modality that is FAST, EFFECTIVE, and EASY TO LEARN?
• Would you like to be certified to use it with clients after this one-day class?
• Are you a seeker who knows something more is possible?

Learn the Bars® and be able to:

• Be more relaxed and less stressed
• Sleep better
• Have more energy and mental clarity
• Reduce pain and discomfort
• Feel peaceful and calm
• Heal emotional scars
• No longer be at the effect of people/situations

Do you remember the last time in your life when you were totally relaxed, nurtured and cared for? Has it been a little too long since you received healing and kindness without any judgment of your body or your being? Does any of this apply to your clients?

Access Consciousness® is a dynamic set of tools, techniques and philosophies that can change any area of life. What would you really like to change? Access Consciousness helps you to release the limiting beliefs, judgments and conclusions that are keeping you from having the life you truly desire.

The first class in Access is the Bars®. The Bars are 32 points on the head that contain the thoughts, ideas, beliefs, feelings, emotions and considerations you have stored in your body from any lifetime. When gently touched, these can easily and effortlessly release anything that doesn’t allow you to receive. It's a little like reformatting your hard drive. This is an amazingly nurturing and relaxing experience, undoing limitations in all aspects of your life that you are willing to change. Each Bars session can release thousands of years of limitations. There’s a Bar for money, control, creativity, aging, communication, sexuality, gratitude, and many more. At worst, you feel like you’ve had a good massage. At best, you can change your life.

The class includes:

• Coaching by a Certified Bars Facilitators
• Viewing “Access the Bars” DVD with founder Gary Douglas personally demonstrating the techniques
• Receiving TWO Bars sessions
• Gifting TWO Bars sessions
• A comprehensive manual and two head charts
• Snacks, fun, camaraderie, laughter!

After this one-day class, you will be a Bars Practitioner and can offer sessions to others. Many people have created successful businesses with this unique, gentle therapy.

Cost: $300



Deep House, Cannabis-Enhanced, Yoga Session w/ yogabeach & Outset Edibles

Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Harvest
4811 Geary Boulevard,
San Francisco, CA 94118



Join us for a first-of-its-kind event! Combining the therapeutic benefits to cannabis consumption & the deep house ambient grooves from DJ Binkadink, you will leave feeling rejuvenated yet relaxed. You'll be greeted with a sample edible provided by our official sponsor - Outset Edibles - to ease you into the perfect mellow-yet-alert mindset. Vaporizer pens, donated by Brite Labs, will jumpstart your tranquility.

Cost: $45

Trust and Connecting to Others: Dance Movement Therapy Workshop 5.0

Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Li's Wushu Academy
10268 Bandley Dr, Ste 107-B,
Cupertino, CA 95014



Dance Movement Therapy (DMT)

Dance movement is a therapeutic form of exercise which is great not only for physical, but also for mental and emotional health. Music itself can be very powerful. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the intervals, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Trust and Connecting to Other

This workshop will have a limited focus on Trust issues and connecting to other people.

Imagine list of the common situations, when you are having a family gathering, your employee asks you for feedback, your kid wants to discuss school related problem, your spouse needs all your attention, your neighbor has a couple of questions. Everyone wants a piece of you time, presence, and attention. Occasionally you may feel that one more request or demand, and you might just collapse or explode.

What to do?

Take a deep breath, get present, and be present in the moment, with this very person, with this very group, with this very subject right now. Mentally, emotionally, physically, energetically, right here, right now.

Later you can reassess your schedule, your priorities, your inability to say "no", and how to leverage yourself better. But right now, while this person needs your partnership and leadership--you need to show up and be present. If you want to build trust and connection with this human being(s) in front of you, you've got to "get in there".

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a waive” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator:  Tanya Pekker, LMFT, Lic.# 51651

Cost:  Recommended donation $15 (cash, at the door).


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Full Moon Sound Journey Concert in San Jose

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

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



Travis Hogue will be gracing us with his stellar guitar playing skills, once again. Kathleen and I are grateful for each opportunity to collaborate with Travis.

Every time we have created music together, something magical occurs.

Join us on a mystical musical journey sure to inspire something wonderful in each of us

We look forward to creating music from our Hearts and Souls Tone.

Light snacks, and beverages are provided.

Be Well. Be Peace, Be Blessed!!!!

Cost: $20



Women's Health and Hormones: Free Workshop

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

19853 Colby Court
Saratoga, CA 95070



This class is for you if:
Ø  No matter what you do, you can’t lose weight or curb your cravings
Ø  PMS has taken over your life (or at least very long weeks) and you don’t know what to do about it
Ø  You feel like you haven’t slept in years and your mental focus, interest in sex and exercise schedule is nearly non-existent
Ø  You have not yet reached menopause but seem to have all of the symptoms
Ø  You’re tired of hearing from their doctor that “you’re just hormonal” and in the same breath “your tests say you’re fine.”

We will discuss real solutions:
Ø  Strategies to help you double your energy
Ø  Exact steps to handle life and stressors better
Ø  Specific recommendations on how to sleep restoratively…and wake up rested and nourished
Ø  How to amplify your happy brain chemicals & get your happy hormones playing on your team again
Ø  What to do (and what to avoid) when you’re trying to lose weight

Cost: Free



RHAPSODY: Drum, Chant, Dance

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Los Gatos Acupuncture and Qigong Center
761 University Ave., Ste A,
Los Gatos, CA



Express yourself at our artfully facilitated drum, music, and dance circle!

DRUMS and MUSIC

You are encouraged to bring your own drum, shakers, or melodic instruments such as guitar or uke. We have plenty of drums to share – however, you must RSVP if you want us to bring one for you!

Remember, we all have music and rhythm within. The “heartbeat” is the most ancient and sacred rhythm of all.

In this Circle you will experience:
• Good listening practices and making space for music to happen
• Techniques for “Jamming” with other drummers and music makers
• Simple games for interacting (verbally, non-verbally, musically, etc.)
• An enhanced feeling of musical comprehension as you deepen your practice

SONG and CHANT

Experience toning, chanting, singing. We will share songs and chants from American oral tradition, earth-spirit circles, fire family, indigenous cultures, and original creations by Dakini, Heather and Tymn. Each night we will choose a few songs to learn together. These songs will be woven into the drum and dance parts of the night as well.

In this trusting Circle we:
• Find resonance with each other and listen with our hearts
• Encourage others to share their voices and make space for them
• Take risks and speak with integrity
• Tap into our own innate Wisdom

SACRED DANCE

Dance is an integral part of our shared experience, expressing the rhythm, music, and songs that we create through our bodies using the unspoken language of movement. We draw from specific traditions around the world, from a variety of cultures and sacred path work. Each evening will focus on a few easy-to-learn dance/movement techniques, to incorporate into your personal expressions.

In this supportive Circle we:
• Develop a strong self-awareness in body, mind and spirit
• Incorporate yogic and shamanic ‘movement tools’ for personal growth and expression
• Further explore authentic movement with witness/reflection exercises
• Express ourselves fully, letting our own Light shine from within.

Cost: $5 - $15 sliding scale




Free Float Night Pool Party & BBQ

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)

Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center Silicon Valley
14855 Oka Road,
Los Gatos, CA 95032



You're invited to the JCC's annual July pool party and barbecue.

This event is FREE and it's open to the public, so bring friends! The entire community is welcome.
Flotation devices of all kinds are allowed in the pool at this event (with the exception of water wings).

Cost: Free

Full Moon Drum Circle in Sunnyvale

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Sunnyvale Baylands Park
999 Caribbean Drive,
Sunnyvale, CA



We have been three times to this location and on the third time, finally got to see the moon rise in the southeast.

Normally they collect $6 for parking but NOT after 3pm. Park rules prohibit dogs. Restrooms are nearby.

Enter the main gate, turn right at the T, go to the end of the parking lot. Park in the last set of stalls and walk towards the grassy area past the picnic area. Check the map link above for the exact location. It's a big park but you should be able to find us if you follow these instructions. There are two benches that we can use (seating for about 8) but we need people to bring chairs.

Sunset at 8:26pm. Moonrise at 8:14 pm (or a little later due to the hills) at a bearing of 111 degrees. The park closes a half hour after sunset, but people commonly stay longer.

Our normal routine of open drumming jams with some light facilitation will be followed. Extra drums and percussion instruments will be available for sharing.

Cost: Free. Donations