SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

The Front Porch Music Festival @ Wente Vineyards

Saturday, September 3, 2016 from 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Wente Vineyards Estate Tasting Room
5565 Tesla Road,
Livermore, CA 94550



Enjoy a full day of renowned independent music and fine wine, hosted by Fifth Generation Winemaker, Karl Wente. Karl explains, “These shows actually all started on the front porch of my house. Bands and artists that were rolling through the area would end up back at my place for dinner, hanging out and jamming with my band.  It’s really just about bringing people together... good music, wine and friends.”  Wente Vineyards has also been an avid proponent of the arts and has had a long history of supporting their community.  The festival will feature local food vendors, as well as regionally based musicians.

Just 45 miles east of San Francisco, the Livermore Valley makes the ultimate music festival destination, with its picturesque setting of rolling vineyards and hills. Wente states, “The Bay Area has some of the most original and interesting independent bands, and what better way to enjoy them than with a glass of wine and surrounded by the serene beauty of the Livermore Valley”.  In true festival form, the winery will have two different venues on property for the concurrent performances, one on the front lawn, where guests will be able to enjoy the afternoon with chairs and blankets, and another in the barrel room, with acoustic performances.

Outdoor stage:  Hot Buttered Rum, Wolf Hamlin & The Front Porch Drifters, David Luning, Elliott Randall & The Deadmen, Night Harvest and Garage Band Academy

Barrel Room stage (acoustic performances):  Kingsborough, Peter Case, Matt EL, Danny Click, Jules

Cost: $38 advanced/$45 at the door


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Dance Elementals: Ecstatic Dance Journey

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 8pm to 11pm

Center for Creative Living
1460 Koll Cir # C,
San Jose, CA 95112

New Location!



Dance through the elements of Air, Fire, Water, Earth and back to your Center. Feel the music. Become the dance. Embody your divine nature. Dance Elemental is a unique expression of ecstatic dance culture, inspired by nature-centered spiritual traditions.

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

Near the 4th Street Bowl. Nearest cross streets are 4th St and Koll Circle. Come into the parking lot and proceed around to the back of the building. It is well lit and there is plenty of parking. Enter through the back door.

Cost: $15



Burners by The Bay

Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 9 PM - 1 AM

Sausalito Seahorse
305 Harbor Dr,
Sausalito, California 94965

If you are not attending Burning Man Festival this Year for one Reason or Another, join us and our Virtual Community along the Bay in the Spirit of Burning Man Art & Music.



Doors Open @ 8pm! Live Feed from The Playa! Watch the Pre~Burn + Burn Live, while Dancing to the Beats of the Legendary Burning Man DJ'DragonFly + Additional DJ's from Burning Man ~ Performance Art ~ VJ Presentation Live Music + Photographer +Surprises + More!

Burning Attire Encouraged!

Our Talent Line-up for the Evening (Not in order of list):
Headliner DJ ~ (Martin Andrew) DJ DragonFly ~Burning Man ~ Beloved Festival ~ Enchanted Forrest + Many other Festivals
Saxophonist Extraordinaire ~ The Beautiful & Talented Susan
Cooperman
Kashia T ~ Multi talented Percussionist +DJ ~Anon ~Burning Man + Many Special EvenT
Horacio Socarras ~ Cuban House Percussionist ~ Deep Latin Beats!
Celestine Star (fire) Our Celebrity VJ Burning Man + Many Conscious Community Gatherings ~ Live Feed from the Playa + Special lighting Effects & Priestess
Peter Booth Lee ~ Documentarian + Photographer of many Festivals & Creative Community Gatherings of Music & Art
Moana Diamond~ Our Beautiful MC + Birthday Girl ~ Dance Instructor~ Dancer~ Cabaret Singer/ Entertainer Show/ Stage Producer
Richard Habib ~ Event Organizer ~ Show Producer Underground House DJ
+ Special Invited Guest TBA!

Last Year we were at Capacity!

Cost: Cover $12.00! All Night Long!

The Beauty of Trust: Dance Workshop 11.0

Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

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

"To be a good human being is to have a kind of openness to the world, an ability to trust uncertain things beyond your own control, that can lead you to be shattered in very extreme circumstances for which you were not to blame. That says something very important about the condition of the ethical life: that it is based on a trust in the uncertain and on a willingness to be exposed; it's based on being more like a plant than like a jewel, something rather fragile, but whose very particular beauty is inseparable from that fragility." -- Martha Nussbaum


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.
- 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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Foot massage exchange and cuddling

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 7:30 PM to 10:30 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!

Zero tolerance for harassment!!!

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



Love without Fear with Raghu Clark

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Ananda Scotts Valley
221 Mount Hermon Rd,
Scotts Valley, California 95066



Love Without Fear: How to Have Healthy Relationships!

Relationships are a source of high expectation, but all too often end in crushing disappointment.

What is going on? We will explore the spiritual meaning of relationships of all kinds.

Discover the principles of courageous engagement, and understand the inner changes that bring deep fulfillment and joy.

Cost: $25


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Zhineng (Medical) Qi Gong - Wisdom Embodiment practice

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

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



Come join us Tuesday to a special Qi Gong class offering. Learn how to form new patterns between the body and mind using ancient practice combined with modern science. This is a special Qi Gong movement practice that 'rewires the brain'.

= Unified energy field immersion technique
= Brain re-wiring practice
= Sound healing technique
= Gentle movement practice
= How to tap into deep rooted subconscious beliefs and release it from the body?
= What is the difference between reality and an illusion?
= Can we change our Karma? Our dispositions?
+ Is paranormal activity real?

We will learn to use it for healing and for changing relationships between the brain and body around any subject. This method gave birth to the largest non-medicinal hospital in China. This hospital and methodology had more than a 90% success rate of treating a variety of conditions and illnesses like cancer and auto-immune disorders. It is quickly gaining wide-spread attention given the challenges and conditions of our times and the many scientific studies that support it.

Cost: $20 - $40 (sliding scale)

Sending Out Light! Tara Dance Circle in Pacifica

Monday, August 29, 2016 at 5 PM - 7 PM

Shelldance Orchid Gardens
2000 Coast Hwy,
Pacifica, California 94044



In dancing the qualities of the Great Mother, we open to being one with all of nature. She is the source of all life in the universe. We enter Tara's Pure Land by opening our eyes to the beauty that is all around us.

We visualize rainbow light and step in the realm of vibration and sound, where all are open to healing and bliss. This circle of Tara's dance practice of the divine feminine will be facilitated by Babs Howlett.

Come join us in our blissful state of moving meditation.

No experience necessary. All are welcome!

Cost: $10 suggested donations


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Cultivate a Personal Practice: Yoga, Meditation and a Compassionate Heart with Meredith Holt

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Yoga Garden San Francisco
286 Divisadero St,
San Francisco, California 94117



In this workshop we will cover the elements of a home practice- asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and more! You will create an accessible and attainable home ritual to practice and leave with a fierce support group to encourage you and keep you accountable.

We will use the yoga sutras as a foundation for our understanding of this practice. We will discuss some general structures of an asana practice that prepare the body to sit and train the mind to be one-pointed. We will also talk about the subtler energetic principals that are incorporated.

Finally, we will steep our practice in compassion, gaining a clearer vision of what compassion is and how we can integrate it into our lives.

Topics include:

What is compassion?
What does it mean to take care and nourish your body, mind, and spirit as a personal practice?
How can you cultivate more awareness of your present state to make a conscious decision on how to practice in each moment?
How can you begin to see the people in your life as beings of light and love?
What would it look and feel like to offer the same practice of compassion to them?
This workshop is about growth, connection, and community!

Cost: $70

http://www.yogagardensf.com/event/cultivate-personal-practice-yoga-meditation-compassionate-heart-meredith-holt/

SF New Tango! Concert and Milonga - Redwood Tango Ensemble

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 8 PM - 11:30 PM

Community Music Center
544 Capp St,
San Francisco, California 94110



Redwood Tango Ensemble is hosting a concert and milonga in San Francisco! A one-time event not to be missed!

RTE has been in that liminal state moving towards contemporary and original tango music, with both an ear towards the current tango scene in Argentina and a personal style developed here in the SF Bay Area.

The group was a recent recipient of a composition grant through the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music Musical Grant Program, a positive and forward-thinking force for the arts in the bay. Bandoneonist Charles Gorczynski wrote six new pieces for the ensemble that push the musicians in wildly new directions, and that look to bridge the gap between contemporary tango and original/local chamber music composition.

After the new works we will clear the chairs and host a milonga (tango social dance) with both live traditional tango sets and DJ, including a short class with Homer and Cristina Ladas. All are welcome here, dancers and listeners, this is a celebration!

8pm-8:40: Concert of new works
8:40-9:10: Lesson with Homer and Cristina Ladas
9:10-11:30: Live music milonga! With DJ Homer Ladas

Cost: $10 - $15 suggested donation




GoTopless San Francisco

Sunday, August 28, 2016 at 12 PM - 4 PM

Union Square,
333 Post St,
San Francisco, California 94108



August 28, 2016 Sunday is GoTopless World Protest in San Francisco Downtown Union Square (corner of POST & POWELL). We are going to have some fun in the sun while demonstrating gender inequality and body positivity!

This event will be top optional. It is not Indecent Exposure to be topfree in the State of California. It is not illegal to be topfree in San Francisco, but cover genitals and anus because that is currently illegal. Do not allow law enforcement to bully you.


What to bring:
Bring protest signs, sunscreen, blankets, towels, water, snacks, paint, and your beautiful mind and body!

Cost: Free




Feng Shui and Relationships – Free Workshop for Adults

Monday, August 29, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

Northside Branch Library
695 Moreland Way,
Santa Clara, CA 95054



Our Feng Shui Master, Aelita Leto, is back to teach you how to improve or establish relationships with colleagues, family and friends using Feng Shui principles and practices. Feng Shui is the Chinese art or practice of creating harmonious surroundings that balance yin and yang. Learn how your birth Year, astrological sign, Chinese zodiac, and time you were born play factors in relationships.

For Adults ONLY

Cost: Free



Lighthouse SPIN JAM in Santa Cruz

Monday, August 29, 2016 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Lighthouse-West Cliff Drive
701 W Cliff Dr,
Santa Cruz, California 95060



Santa Cruz Hoop Dance monthly spin jam is a fun, lightly facilitated session full of improvisation, growth, and play. The potential here is to ignite something more potent, more magnetic, more...festive...than that which we can create as individuals. We are raising the energy for ourselves and each other. We gather in this way to move our bodies, to share the flow, the heArt, and to know we are supported. To know we have Community. Come Unity.

YOU are welcome and wanted.

* Open to all ages, levels & genres!
* 7pm: Opening Circle
* Hoops, poi, and rhythm sticks provided

Cost: Donations

Compelling Mindfulness Retreat

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

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



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

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

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

This retreat is for you if:

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

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

Only 20 spots are available for this retreat, so get your ticket early.

Cost: $92

Sofia Counseling Center Opening Celebration

Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

1057 East Meadow Circle,
Palo Alto, CA 94303



Please join us in a wonderful re-naming celebration at Sofia University. The Community Center for Health and Wellness, at Sofia University will soon be called the SOFIA COUNSELING CENTER as it welcomes new management.

Our center offers traditional clinical psychotherapy, integrative and transpersonal psychotherapy, continuing education training seminars, and community events. We welcome all who may be interested to learn more about who we are and what we bring to the community.

Celebration includes:
* Health-promoting and community-building activities, fund-raising raffle, free refreshments
* A labyrinth walk
* Yoga Demonstration (2:00pm)
* Tai Chi Demonstration (2:30pm)
* Drumming Circle (3:00pm)

Cost: Free

Dance as Self-Defense

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 3 PM - 7 PM

Soja Mind / Body
368 24th St,
Oakland, California 94612



Dance As Self-Defense is a completely new way of thinking about both martial arts and dance. All the fun stuff in martial arts put it into dance games. It’s the safe way to work with maximum momentum. Each game plays with principles of movement and perception through dance. We will learn the W.A.L.T.Z. (Warriors and Lovers Traditional Zeitgeist), and the S.A.M.B.A. (Situational Awareness Momentum-Balance Activation). These dance styles are straight-up short-cuts to advanced martial arts skills.

One of the beautiful things about this practice method is it by-passes the normal emotional identity blocks people have, thereby giving students an opportunity to experience movement in new ways. If you would like to learn martial arts through dance, this is a great entry point. If you would like to bust your martial arts training out of its neat little boxes, this is the ticket. Or, if you just want to have a whole bunch of fun, this is the class for you!

People with little martial arts experience will be astounded how much power they have. Experienced martial artists will want to completely re-think how they generate power.

Because intrinsic power is easily accessible through play, this dance workshop is about stuff everyone already has. We want the expression of power to feel good. That positive feeling gets people dancing more, feeling and owning that part of themselves which is powerful.

Stop fighting and start dancing!

Cost: $60



Ganja Goddess Getaway

August 27 - 28, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Venture Retreat Center
201 Eden West Road,
Pescadero, CA 94060



The Ganja Goddess Getaway is an all-inclusive overnight retreat for women focusing on ways to use cannabis as a creative and spiritual tool. Our event is set in serene Pescadero, just moments from the beach in a lush, forested retreat center.

Grab your girlfriends for a getaway! A Ganja Goddess Getaway!  This is a time for YOU to focus on YOU. Renew your energy through activities that promote sisterhood and growth.

Activities Include: yoga, nature, swimming, baking, massage, dabs, qi gong, dancing, singing, toking, laughter, good food, hot tub soaks, edibles, painting, entertainment, desserts, hiking, vision boarding, star charts, and more!!

Options:

All Inclusive Overnight Lodge Accommodations (Sat, 2pm-Sun, Noon): $289
* Comes with swag bag with more than $250 worth of cannabis and cannabis products.
* Full access to all classes, workshops, exhibits, and activities on both Saturday and Sunday.
* Overnight lodge accommodations with sleepaway camp style room shares.
* Bed included.
* All meals (dinner & breakfast), snacks, and desserts included.

All Inclusive Overnight Glamping Accommodations (Sat, 2pm-Sun, Noon): $189
* Our BEST VALUE comes with swag bag with more than $250 worth of cannabis and cannabis products. 
* Full access to all classes, workshops, exhibits, and activities on both Saturday and Sunday.
* Overnight "glamping" accommodations with 100 of your new best friends! Don't forget your sleeping bag.
* All meals (dinner & breakfast), snacks, and desserts included.

All Inclusive Day Tickets (Sat, 2pm-Midnight): $89
* Full access to all classes, workshops, exhibits, entertainment, and activities on Saturday.
* Snacks, dinner, and dessert included.

Notes:
*All overnight ticket purchases come with a swag bag with more than $250 worth of cannabis and cannabis products for medical cannabis patients with valid doctor's rec and CA state ID.
*On site cannabis consumption will be available and encouraged.
*All meals and snacks will be mostly organic, whole foods and include vegan and gluten free options.


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Jealousy: A How-To Guide

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

2819 San Pablo Ave Suite B,
Berkeley, CA



Every time we talk about Open Relationships, the question of jealousy is brought up.

"But how do you deal with jealousy?"

"So, if you're open, does that means you don't get jealous anymore?"

Jealousy: A How-To Guide will answer these questions and more. Spoiler alert: ALL relationships have the potential for jealousy, and being open doesn't require it to go away forever. (Monogamous people welcome!)

In this workshop, we will walk you through the questions to ask yourself and your partner(s) when jealousy arises, and what to do with the answers you hear. We will discuss the different causes of jealousy, how to disambiguate jealousy and envy, and a variety of self and relationship-care practices that can diffuse jealous feelings. There will be time for discussion, questions, and reflection on your own relationships. You will walk away with tools and techniques to use if jealousy ever becomes an issue in any of your relationships.

Cost: $40-$45
Discount code "jealousy" for 15% for Meetup members



2016 Sausalito Art Festival

September 3 - 5, 2016 (Friday – Monday)

Marinship Park,
Sausalito, CA



The Sausalito Art Festival is the top-rated event of its kind and the perfect way to celebrate your Labor Day Weekend. Meet over 260 artists, and have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and more.

Enjoy non-stop musical entertainment from top headliners on three stages, gourmet delights, and fine wines and champagne.

The festival is located along the beautiful Sausalito Waterfront.

There’s a lot to enjoy at the Sausalito Art Festival, but one of the most anticipated features are the artists on the two performance stages at the festival.  We have had the pleasure of hosting legend after legend on the Stella Artois main stage and this year is no different.

Lineup:

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3RD

Main Stage
12:00-1:00pm:  Charlie Musselwhite (blues)
1:30-2:30pm:  Blind Boys of Alabama (gospel)
3:00-4:30pm:  Squirrel Nut Zippers (jazz/swing)
5:00-6:00pm:  Monophonics (r&b/soul)

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm:  Vardo Gypsy Jazz (flamenco/jazz)
1:00-3:00pm:  Marie-Louise and The Humdingers (jazz/blues)
3:30-5:30pm:  One Grass Two Grass (bluegrass)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH
Main Stage
12:00-1:00pm:  Super Diamond (Neil Diamond tribute)
1:30-2:30pm:  Zepparella (All female Led Zeppelin tribute)
3:00-4:00pm:  Unauthorized Rolling Stones (Rolling Stones tribute)
4:30-6:00pm:  Stayin' Alive - A Bee Gee's Tribute (Bee Gee’s tribute)

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm: Romanza (classical)
1:00-3:00pm:  Deborah Winters Group (jazz/standards)
3:30-5:30pm:  Beyond Standard Jazz (jazz)

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH
Main Stage
12:00-1:15pm:  Edgar Winter (blues/rock)
2:00-3:15pm:  Todd Rundgren (rock/pop)
3:45-5:00pm:  The Zombies (rock)

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm:  Bob Culbertson (jazz/world)
1:00-2:30pm:  Carbe and Durand (jazz/flamenco)

Cost: $28/day


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cOMmunity Acupuncture & Sound Healing circle

Friday, August 26, 2016 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

OMpower - Indoor Cycling & Yoga
66 Townsend Street,
San Francisco, CA 94107



Brrrr, it's feeling more like Winter than Summer in the city, and we’ve got just the thing to warm those Bay Area bones! Cozy up with us and stoke your inner fire with a total body healing immersion. Dive into a 1.5-hour sound bath with ritual acupuncture offered by MorningAltar's Day Schildkret) and InTouch SF's Jordanna Eve Dworkin.

Blending gentle needling with enchanting music, crystal singing bowls, wood flute and other aural delights, we'll send you into the deep healing abyss as soon as you close your eyes. Take the journey with us!

A special viewing of Day's MorningAltars, an Internationally renowned impermanent earth art collection, will be on display.

We recommend early arrival to ensure your sweet spot in the circle. OMpower provides yoga mats and blankets, but feel free to bring your own creature comforts that make you feel right at home.
Wear warm, loose-fitting clothes, lean back and rejuvenate your qi surrounded by new friends, your besties and your loves.

Cost: $45. Pre-registration highly recommended




Sacred Cacao & Kundalini Yoga Bliss Weekend with Michal Hadar

August 26 – 28, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

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



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

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

About Sierra Hot Springs

Set on a 700-acre site on the edge of Tahoe National Forest, this hot-springs clothing-optional resort consists of an 1870s lodge and a rustic, clapboard hotel. The lodge features quirky, individually decorated rooms with shared bathrooms. Some rooms have dorm beds. The hotel is located a mile away and offers colorful rooms decorated with antiques. All rooms feature complimentary WiFi. Amenities include communal kitchens and a casual seasonal cafe, plus spa services and indoor and outdoor pools.

Cost: $360.



Celebrating First Jubilee: Dance Movement Workshop 10.0


Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Li's WhShu Academy
10268 Bandley Drive
Suite 107
Cupertino, CA

We are going to celebrate the first group anniversary - class number 10. Bring festive mood and expect nice surprises.

Special! Bring a friend and dance for free! If you bring a new paying workshop attendant, you do not have to pay for your attendance!



Dance movement is a therapeutic form of exercise which is great not only for physical health but also 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

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 is led by Tanya Pekker, LMFT, Lic.# 51651

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


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Training the Monkey Mind: A Mindfulness Workshop for Beginners

Monday, August 22, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PDT)

San Francisco Natural Medicine
1615 20th Street,
San Francisco, CA 94107



Mindfulness has been shown to reduce stress, lower inflammation and is the missing link to your lifelong weight loss success.

What is mindfulness, how does it work exactly and how do I bring it into my everyday life? What is the true mind-body connection and how does all this work?

This evening workshop will explore several ways to you can begin your own mindfulness practice at home, at work or even while you are driving.

Join us at SF Natural Medicine /as we welcome 3 practitioners: a yogi, a meditation teacher and a medical doctor, to share their success stories, their clients’ successes and guide us through the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of mindfulness.

Together we will engage in several simple poses for lowering cortisol, activating our parasympathetic nervous system and reducing stress in the body.

This is for anyone who is curious about how the mind and body are truly connected in practice, or who has tried and failed at mindfulness approaches in the past. If you currently have a mindfulness practice you are welcome to attend but do keep in mind this class is for beginning practitioners.

Cost: $12


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The Breathwork Sound Bath w/ Guy Douglas

Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Joe Goode Performance Group
499 Alabama St, Apt 150,
San Francisco, California 94110



The Breathwork Sound Bath is an exploration of expanded consciousness using breath and sound.

We begin with an opening circle to help the energy flow, bring in healing affirmations to keep the vibration high, and move into 25 minutes of breathwork. This includes a primal scream to release all that no longer serves. We then move into an hour long sound bath using the ancient Tibetan instruments. If you are looking to unlock your inner truth and clear the way to a better self, the Breathwork Sound Bath can provide the key.

Transformational Breathwork

This is an active breath that requires some effort. You'll be supported by verbal guidance, medicinal drums, shakers and more.

Sound Meditation

Our Sound Meditation journey will be guided by a planetary tuned gong tuned to the frequency of the the Sun, medicinal and shamanic drums, and a set of chakra based crystal bowls tuned to the seven chakras. Using these instruments, we provide a foundation of sound through which participants can experience greater awareness and personal transformation.

This is an experiential class, where skilled individuals create a safe container for whatever is necessary to help them process the experiences of their lives.

What You May Experience...

* Ability to manifest greater abundance
* Deep healing of wounds, grief and traumas
* Accesses expanded states of consciousness, including higher guidance and clarity
* Transcends the mind and emotions and supports Awakening
* Allows undigested emotions & memories to be released
• Mystical revelations
* Releases toxins from the cells of the body
* Massive stress relief and deep relaxation
• Transcends the mind and emotions and supports the awakening to the truth of who you really are
• Greater self-love and more loving relationships
* Emotional Balance
* Relief from physical pain
* Increased connection to source
* Overwhelming feelings of joy
* Deep inner peace
* Allows for connectedness & oneness to arise

Cost: $40



Sacral Chakra Flow & Body Paint Night

Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 6 PM - 10 PM

Be The Change Yoga & Wellness
52 S 1st St, Ste 320,
San Jose, California 95113



Join us for a physical, spiritual, and collaborative body paint series themed around the chakras. Connect and create with your community.

Each month, we will be offering yoga flow & body paint nights themed around the chakras or energy centers of the body.

This month's theme will be The Sacral or Naval Chakra.

Cost: Recommended Donations $30


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Jonah-Kai and Danny Goldberg present ~ Sacred Sound Ceremony

Sunday, August 21 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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



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

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

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

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

Cost: $15 - $20



Free Lindy in the Park 20th Anniversary Weekend in San Francisco

August 20 – 21, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California 94117



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

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

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

Cost: Free


Yoga Jam in Menlo Park

Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 2 PM - 5 PM

Facebook Farmers Market
1 Hacker Way,
Menlo Park, California 94025



Find your Zone with a Grateful Dead Tribute from the China Cats or relax and unwind with Yoga classes and live Zen music. Boutique yoga-inspired clothing & accessory vendors. Local wellness clubs and healthy foods featured.

==KIDS ZONE==
Complimentary face painting, jump houses, arts & crafts and more!

==LIVE MUSIC==
Grateful Dead Tribute from The China Cats.

==BEER GARDEN==
Local craft brews and boutique wines available for purchase.

==FOOD==
Fresh farm produce & artisan food including specialty Food Trucks

Cost: Free



Daylong Practice with Monastic Nuns: Pulling Weeds ~ Watering Flowers

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

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



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

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

*Please bring a vegetarian dish to share with the sisters for the meal at 11:30 A.M.

Since the beginning of Buddhism over 2500 years ago, Buddhist nuns and monks have depended on almsfood. In this spirit, you are invited to bring food to offer and to share with others.

Cost: Donations


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SF Deltas: Free Bubble Soccer

Saturday, August 20, 2016 at 11 AM - 2 PM

Beach Chalet Soccer Fields
1400-1598 John F Kennedy Dr,
San Francisco, California 94121



Come be silly and play bubble soccer with us at Beach Chalet Soccer Fields.

Join us on Saturday, August 20th as the Golden Gate Women's Soccer League hosts the annual Anne Wagner Benefit Tournament.

We'd love a chance to get to know each of you even better, so we hope you'll come out and join us!

Cost: Free

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

August 19 –21, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

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



All are welcome and no experience is necessary!

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

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

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

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

Cost: Varies