SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Flirting 101 with Yoni Alkan and Cathy Vartuli

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PST

San Jose, CA



Have you ever found yourself wishing you felt more natural and comfortable at flirting...? Or just wishing you had a clue how to do it without feeling like a fool?

Flirting can add playfulness to all kinds of engagements, from the grocery store to the bar. And it can add spice to new and established relationships.

Whether you're single or in a relationship, playful or shy... Understanding the basics of flirting and your natural Flirtation Style can add panache and ease to interactions from the casual to the intense.
Join 2 Doctor's (A PhD and a Doctorate of Human Sexuality) who've studied the art of flirting from different personalities (outgoing and shy) and who've helped people gain confidence and delight all over the world.

In this 1.5-hour workshop, we'll guide you in discovering your natural flirtation style, and help you leverage that to build connection and playfulness... and the sexy (where appropriate), so that you feel grounded, authentic, and more fun and effective than you thought possible!

Cost: $25 online, or $35 at the door


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Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Intro Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Emeryville Yoga Therapy Center
1240 Powell Street Suite D-1
Emeryville, CA


Stress and Anxiety getting you down?
Do you have difficulty sleeping/ worry keeping you awake?
Do you have muscle and / or back aches and pains?
Need help managing work and home related stress and conflict?
TRE®-- Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises Can Help!

TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

You’ll experience and learn the seven simple exercises that lead to the gentle shaking that allows your body to relax with TRE. Time for questions and discussion.

Cost: $45 online, and $55 at the door



Altar of Love Weekend in Santa Cruz: Kirtan, Kirtronica, Kundalini Yoga, Singing/Mantra Workshop & Cacao Ceremony

December 2 – 4, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

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



Join Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda for a very special Altar of Love Weekend. The weekend creates a spectacular heart blossoming moment in time and space for participants to dive into the magic and beauty of life. Jaya Lakshmi and Ananda offer a transformational journey full of music, yoga and a cacao ceremony that heals hearts, creates intimate friends and leaves you floating in love.

Friday 12/2
8pm-10pm: Kirtronica~Sacred Ecstatic Dance/Laser Light Mantra Dance
7-8pm: Opening DJ set with HAMID of INNER RHYTHM

Saturday 12/3
2pm-4pm: Singing and Mantra Workshop
7pm-9pm: Kirtan and Healing Mantra Music

Sunday 12/4
12:30pm-2:30pm: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Workshop led by Ananda w/live music by Jaya Lakshmi
7:30pm-10pm: Cacao Ceremony

All events can be attended separately.

Cost: $20 Adv/$25 at the door. Full Weekend price $80

Foot massage exchange and cuddling

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 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". Non-sexual, but sensual touch is good for your body and good for your soul.

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!!! No space – join the waiting list! If you are couple, send a note to Sean, and he will move you to the group instantly. If you happen to be a lady, you will get it, if you happen to be a man, join the waiting list and hope for cancelations.

Cost: $20 for men and $10 for ladies


More December 2016 events:


Preparing for a Post-Prohibition World: The Past, Present, and Future of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin St,
San Francisco, California 94109



Join Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for a conversation about what inspired him to found MAPS in 1986, the current state of MAPS drug development plan for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, and the future of psychedelic-assisted therapy. This presentation will discuss results from the Phase 2 MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD studies, and the transition to Phase 3 clinical trials.

Also discussed will be the ongoing studies for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with a terminal illness, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for social anxiety in autistic adults, and medical marijuana for PTSD. The conversation will conclude with a discussion about regulation of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy post-approval and what that would mean for therapists, the plan to build a network of in-patient psychedelic clinic treatment centers, how the Zendo Project and harm reduction can help us prepare for a post-prohibition world, and the consequences of the presidential election on our planning.

This event is an educational program of the CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research in collaboration with CIIS Public Programs & Performances.

Cost: $15



Dance the Story: Dance Workshop (W23)

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

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

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears,
we dance for madness, we dance for fears,
we dance for hopes, we dance for screams,
we are the dancers; we create the dreams.”
― Albert Einstein



Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. 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 episodes, 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 wave” 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

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


Naked Yoga for Women in San Francisco

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Three Ravens
440 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117



Ladies of the Bay,
Come find your flow &
Bare your soul.
Naked Yoga for Women is starting again,
Woohoo!
The new location for this class is at Three Ravens, an awesome art gallery in the Lower Haight, SF.
This class will be happening weekly, every Thursday evening from 7-8:15pm starting December 1st!!
Yes, In this all-levels Vinyasa class we will be practicing in our beautiful bare skin.

WHY??
The intention behind
Naked Yoga for Women
is to remove masks both literally & figuratively, to push our edge &
dance along it with courage,
to come together
as sisters, as the feminine,
uncovering & standing
in our own unique power
&
Tapping in to a deeper sense of
Self-discovery, Knowing, & Love.
EveryBody is BEAUTIFUL.
The capacity for this class is set at 15, as the space can only hold so many.
To guarantee your spot, buy your ticket ahead of time!

Cost: $15 - $25



The Basics of Orgasmic Meditation. Chatting over Tea!

Monday, November 28, 2016 at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Samovar Tea Lounge
730 Howard St
Yerba Buena Gardens - Upper Terrace
San Francisco, CA



I'll go over all the basics of how to OM. How to ask, how to set up the space, Orgasm v. Climax, stroking technique, and more.

You won't be OM trained in the way where you will feel comfortable to do the practice just yet, but you will learn the basics and be able to decide it if feels right for you to learn more. There will be a little bit of time to go over OM philosophy. If you have desire to really learn and have the full experience of being trained, I will tell you about our full-day Intro to OM class and how you can sign up.

Orgasmic Meditation has changed my life so much. My relationships improved (with men AND everyone!), I'm happier, have more energy, and feel fulfilled in a deep way of being in my purpose. I'm a certified trainer and excited to share it with you all!

Cost: Free

Body Temple Restorative Yoga Sound Healing: Gratitude and Giving

Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A Center for Natural Healing
1817 Pruneridge Ave,
Santa Clara, California 95050



Join Ambika Daniella and Danny Goldberg for a powerful and deeply relaxing 3-hour journey into the healing power of sound, and in the spirit of gratitude and giving.

The first 2 hours of Restorative Yoga are led by Ambika Daniella while she shares potent wisdom about gratitude and giving, interwoven with current Astrological insights, and the power to discover who we truly are when we give and serve others.

Danny will play sacred instruments that include 3 Gongs, 25 Tibetan bowls, Koshi Chimes, flute and more.

Ambika Daniella’s assistants will be graciously giving anointings of Ambika Daniella's Body Temple Blends, made from high quality and pure essential oils.

The final hour is the Sacred Sound Bath. Ambika Daniella and Danny will offer a luxurious Sound Bath that includes all of the above instruments and Ambika Daniella’s Harmonium playing, singing and angelic vocal toning.

Ambika Daniella's Body Temple blends will be available after the close of the workshop.

Cost: $70 in advance; $75 the day of


December 2016 events:


Heart Chakra Flow & Body Paint Night

Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 6 PM - 9 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.

We will be exploring The Heart Chakra with a class led by Skye A. Bird and set to live music offered by Scott Adam.

Schedule:
6:00 PM Vinyasa Flow,
7:00 PM Body Paint & Photoshoot

Cost: Recommended donations: $30. RSVP required.


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Qi Gong Yoga Nature Hike

Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 12 PM - 3 PM

Fall Creek Unit, Henry Cowell State Park
Felton, California 95018



Awaken your Senses and open your Body with Bliss in Nature.

Experience the Healing Benefits of Immersing yourself in Nature, with the Dynamic Meditative Movements of Qi Gong and Yoga on a beautiful Hike in Fall Creek, Felton.

What will we be doing? We Begin the Nature Immersions with Sensory Awareness Walking Meditations in alignment with the 5 Elements of Chinese medicine. Which will bring us to a couple beautiful locations in the Forest along the Water for Deeper Practices. Rejuvenating and Balancing the whole body.

Where? We will meet at the Trail Head on Felton Empire Road, about 1/2 Mile from Hwy 9 Intersection in Felton near the parking lot with free parking.

When? Arrive around 11:50 to ground in and get ready.
Trail Length will be around 3 miles.
Bring some Water and Layers!

Teacher: Lewis Lee Regen

Cost: Suggested Donation $20



Saturday Night Drum Circle in San Jose

Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM

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



Find your groove in this friendly and supportive drum circle! Recreational group drumming is a great practice that supports health & well-being.  It's transformational:  it can uplift your mood, decrease your blood pressure, decrease anxiety, increase your energy, increase your feelings of connection and IT'S JUST PURE FUN!

Help build and become part of this monthly Saturday night drumming community.  This is a facilitated event; newcomers are always welcome and will be guided into finding their rhythms while more experienced drummers will have the chance to show us their chops while supporting the group experience.  I have plenty of instruments to share (let me know if you need one).

When you enter the driveway, take a left, go around the back of building. Look for the open door which leads right into the room.

Event Host: Heather Holland

Cost: $10.00


More December 2016 events:

Pan-Sensual: A Sexy and Sensational play party for ALL (Thanksgiving Edition)

Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST

1060 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA 94103



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

Like to have someone lightly tease you with feathers? Wonder how much fun you can have with an electric toothbrush? Have you ever looked around your house and thought of all the fun things you could do with some of your household items? At PAN-SENSUAL! you can explore all of these things and more. 

At this very unique party you will find the dungeon transformed into a Pervertables Play Room ready for you to explore some fun items. Provided for you will be an array of everyday items that can be used in amazing perverted ways. Take one for some play. Or ask our Sensationalist to try it on you to see if you enjoy it.

Featuring:
- Dungeon tours (if you are new and want someone to show you around)
- A relaxing environment perfect for deep sensation play or sensual sexy encounters
- Pervertables for you to use and keep
- A fully equipped dungeon with lots of places to explore sensation play
- And much more

This party is perfect for novices and veterans alike.

We ENCOURAGE all genders, orientations, and body shapes/sizes to join our events. We are delighted to hear that people find our events to have some of the most sexually diverse crowds around.

Warning! Heavy adult content!

Cost: $25 - $35



14th Thanksgiving Contact Improv Intensive w Karl Frost

November 25 –27, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Finnish Kaleva Hall
1970 Chestnut St,
Berkeley, California 94702



The technical work cultivates efficiency, kinesthetic pleasure, and physical safety in contact as well as fluid speed and power. A recurring theme is the ability to calmly sense with more somatic detail in more “frames per second” … to sense and to be able to act creatively and functionally on what is sensed.

Art and felt meaning in the dance are the subjects of physical poetics.

While our path will be discovered as we go, you can expect…
-A balance of study and abandon, tight investigations and open questions
-Contact vocabulary: novel lifts and mechanical details
-Explorations of release technique and the “passive sequencing” work
-Questioning ‘meaning’ and poetry of the body
-States of awareness and experiments in mind/body relationship
-The possibility of intentionality and composition juxtaposed with the impossibility of control of meaning and motion.
-The dance both as a physical process and as the poetic interplay of two experiencing beings.
-The interplay of open discovery and compositional intention as experiment and deliberate provocation to novel experience.
-Body work, Mind work, pleasure, intellect, and a fair bit of sweat.

Karl Frost has been teaching and performing contact and related work in body-based creative process for the over 20 years. He is known internationally for his dynamic and articulate movement style, his rigor in physical research and teaching, and for the edge-pushing nature of his work in both practice and performance. His work, influenced by studies in contemporary release technique, Alexander technique, and martial arts, has been showcased across the states, Canada, Europe, South America, and Israel. His performances take the body and emotionally and physically felt experience as their reference points.

Cost: $260 - $400

http://www.bodyresearch.org/workshops/thanksgiving-weekend/


Alcatraz Island Indigenous Peoples' Sunrise Gathering

Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 4 AM - 10 AM

Alcatraz Island
San Francisco, CA



Dress warm, bring snacks and something hot to drink!!! Get there early and be prepared for lines.

Please note that there are no regular Alcatraz tours offered on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016. All participants in the Indigenous Peoples' Sunrise Gathering must return to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing on the last boat, which will depart Alcatraz Island at approximately 8:45am.

This is a one-day event. Boats will depart Pier 33 every 15 minutes from 4:15am to 6:00am. The Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering is a commemoration of the 1969-71 occupation of Alcatraz by the “Indians of All Tribes.”






Purchase and print tickets on the web. Tickets can also be purchased by calling 415-981-7625 or from the Ticket Booth at Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing. The ticket booth opens at 4:15 am on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Cost: $14.00


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ScalarPrana: Energy Cultivation for Self-Healing Workshop

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 9 AM - 5 PM

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Fremont Milpitas
42200 Albrae St,
Fremont, California 94538



Take this one-day course and learn to heal yourself!

-Cultivate and harness Scalar energy within your body to renew and strengthen physical and energetic patterns
-Experience transformation of consciousness
-Detoxify and revitalize the physical body to make it healthier
-Develop emotional stability and mental clarity
-Awaken and activate the Scalar energy zones
-Special meditation to stimulate the body's self-healing mechanism, boost energy and facilitate circulation
-Boost self-empowerment

SCALAR & PRANA: A power-packed fusion of 2 natural universal energies that activate your body's innate healing intelligence & accelerate the healing process. No drugs! No surgery! Safe touch-free therapy!

Instructor: FE PACHECO is the founder of the ScalarPrana Therapeutic System and the author of ScalarPrana Primer: The Human Energy System. With over 25 years of experience in alternative energy healing modalities, she has been teaching and conducting energy healing workshops in Greece, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, London, Ireland, France, Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, Australia, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, and her home country, the Philippines.

Cost: $200


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Hawaii Tantra Festival 2017

January 12 - 16, 2017 (Thursday – Monday)

Lolia Place Eco-Village
13-6554 Kalapana-Kapoho Road
Pahoa, HI 96778

Our ecstatic community is gathering for this 4 day immersive festival program filled with shared wisdom and connected celebration. Are you ready to transform and empower your life in a practical and lasting way? With the elements of nature as inspiration, we'll use ritual, conscious sensuality, embodied intimacy, communication practices, dance, yoga and meditation as tools to transform and empower our lives.

We want to provide you with a truly nourishing experience, giving you time and space to connect with self, with nature and with tribe.



What you can expect:

DAY TIME
Morning movement and meditation sessions will enliven body, mind and spirit. Then easefully flow into intentional, inspiring, and thought provoking workshops available throughout the day led by internationally recognized facilitators passionate about sharing their work and insights with you! Let it be the fuel for your inner FIRE, stimulating mindful expansion and transformation.

EVENING TIME
Celebratory evening events will be a time to rejoice for expanded connections and insights, filled with music, dance, rituals and entertainment, bringing our Ecstatic Community together in Ecstatic Communion. Allow the binding, grounding, healing power of the EARTH unite us in embodied bliss, creating positive and passionate memories together!

ALL THE TIME
Share intimate moments with self and others, in the sunshine, under the tropical starlit sky, cuddled by a fire or soaking in the relaxing Lolia Place hot tub. Looking for more adventure or spaciousness, venture to the magical black sand nude beach or healing waters of the Ahalanui Warm Ponds, both a few miles from the event venue. Connect with the power of the AIR and WATERS!



The 2017 Hawaii Tantra Festival will be hosted by the Institute for Conscious Sensuality at the new Lolia Place Eco-Village, located on the LUSH and LIVELY Puna coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our new, secluded location offers the perfect spot for this deep and transformational dive.

This will be the inaugural event for this amazing fresh new venue and we are excited to invite you to be a part of its foundation, paving the way for many more unforgettable transformational gatherings for years to come. Let it be your home away from home, an eco-village focused on personal growth and development, permaculture and sustainability as well as conscious sensuality and tantra.

Workshops will take place each day, led by globally acclaimed facilitators encompassing Tantric Arts, Conscious Sensuality, Communication, Personal Development and Embodied Movement. Evenings will be filled with music, dance, rituals and entertainment, bringing our Ecstatic Community together in Ecstatic Communion!



We invite you to use your time with us as a personal retreat to solidify healthy habits in your life. Start each day with our morning movement and meditation sessions to enliven your body, mind and spirit. Participate in up to 3 workshops each day, each with a focused intention on expanding perspectives, feeding passions and igniting growth. Enjoy celebratory evening events, a time to rejoice for expanded connections and insights.

Experience firsthand what it’s like to be witnessed and involved in an open, like-minded, safe community full of love and support. Feel what it’s like to step into your power and be that support for others. We are all longing for real connections, this is our chance to gather together and hold each other in such a way that we all can thrive. All emotions are welcome as we consciously invite full presence in all its forms as a gateway to healing and learning.



Cost: $500 - $600 (Food and Accommodation Extra)



Body as Resource: Open Floor Workshop with Stacey Butcher

Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The 418 Project
418 Front St,
Santa Cruz, California 95060



Open Floor is a healing movement meditation practice and lively dance inquiry designed to reclaim our lost embodiment. The emphasis in Open Floor is to awaken our sensate experience, emotional intelligence, relational skills, and mindful awareness.

WHAT WE WILL EXPLORE
* Develop essential movement skills that can be used on any dance floor and in our lives
* Encourage the body move from fixed to fluid
* Deepen our sensate awareness of the body
* “Move and Include” all that is arising on all levels – physical, emotional, mental and spiritual
ABOUT STACEY
Stacey Butcher is an Open Floor Movement teacher, serving on the faculty of Open Floor International. She is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), certified 5Rhythms teacher (trained by Gabrielle Roth), Reiki Master/Teacher, and bodyworker. Stacey has been dedicated to the healing arts for over 20 years and has studied with healers and teachers from around the world. Her teaching is infused with passion, deep presence and humor. She is an inspirational facilitator and is skilled at holding space for transformation.
Cost: $30 In Advance; $40 at the door



Reiki I Workshop in Belmont

November 19 -20, 2016 (Saturday – Sunday)

3504 Hillcrest Drive
Belmont, California 94002


Come experience and learn the art of energy healing in this weekend workshop full of important information on the subtle energy body, aura and chakras. In a world full of stress, pollutants, chemicals and electromagnetic radiation that weaken our immune system daily, Reiki is a simple natural way to rebalance and restore your natural energy flow through hands on healing.

From 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday, we will attune you to this Universal Life Force Energy and show you how re-calibrate your entire life including your office, children, home, plants, food, animals and more.

Shannon Nicole is an Author, Healer, Reiki Master, and Visionary focused on assisting our conscious evolution through natural and holistic healing.  She has 3 Reiki lineages offering a diverse range of wisdom stemming from the traditional Usui/Tibetian system to modern westernized versions. Her intention as a Reiki teacher is to share an ancient art utilized by the masters to heal, assist her students in understanding self-healing and help them build a relationship with energy through Reiki and natural healing modalities.

Cost:  2-day workshop $175. Lunch, training materials and certificate are included.

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Dance the Story: Dance Workshop (W23)

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

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

“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears,
we dance for madness, we dance for fears,
we dance for hopes, we dance for screams,
we are the dancers; we create the dreams.”
― Albert Einstein

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Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. 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 episodes, 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 wave” 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

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



Naked Yoga for Women in San Francisco

Thursday, December 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PST

Three Ravens
440 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Ladies of the Bay,
Come find your flow &
Bare your soul.
Naked Yoga for Women is starting again,
Woohoo!
The new location for this class is at Three Ravens, an awesome art gallery in the Lower Haight, SF.
This class will be happening weekly, every Thursday evening from 7-8:15pm starting December 1st!!
Yes, In this all-levels Vinyasa class we will be practicing in our beautiful bare skin.

WHY??
The intention behind
Naked Yoga for Women
is to remove masks both literally & figuratively, to push our edge &
dance along it with courage,
to come together
as sisters, as the feminine,
uncovering & standing
in our own unique power
&
Tapping in to a deeper sense of
Self-discovery, Knowing, & Love.
EveryBody is BEAUTIFUL.
The capacity for this class is set at 15, as the space can only hold so many.
To guarantee your spot, buy your ticket ahead of time!

Cost: $15 - $25


Preparing for a Post-Prohibition World: The Past, Present, and Future of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy

Friday, December 2, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM

First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco
1187 Franklin St,
San Francisco, California 94109

Join Rick Doblin, founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for a conversation about what inspired him to found MAPS in 1986, the current state of MAPS drug development plan for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD, and the future of psychedelic-assisted therapy. This presentation will discuss results from the Phase 2 MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD studies, and the transition to Phase 3 clinical trails. Also discussed will be the ongoing studies for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for anxiety associated with a terminal illness, MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for social anxiety in autistic adults, and medical marijuana for PTSD. The conversation will conclude with a discussion about regulation of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy post-approval and what that would mean for therapists, the plan to build a network of in-patient psychedelic clinic treatment centers, how the Zendo Project and harm reduction can help us prepare for a post-prohibition world, and the consequences of the presidential election on our planning.

This event is an educational program of the CIIS Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research in collaboration with CIIS Public Programs & Performances.

Cost: $15


Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) Intro Workshop

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Emeryville Yoga Therapy Center
1240 Powell Street Suite D-1
Emeryville, CA

TRE® (Tension, Stress & Trauma Release Exercise) is an innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Created by Dr. David Berceli, PhD, TRE® safely activates a natural reflex mechanism of shaking or vibrating that releases muscular tension, calming down the nervous system. When this muscular shaking/vibrating mechanism is activated in a safe and controlled environment, the body is encouraged to return back to a state of balance.

Come to the TRE® Introduction @ 1:00pm in @ Emeryville Yoga Therapy Center. Learn to resolve stress, anxiety and tension with TRE. We will explore the nature of stress and trauma/ You’ll experience and learn the seven simple exercises that lead to the gentle shaking that allows your body to relax with TRE. Time for questions and discussion.

Cost: $45 online, and $55 at the door


Flirting 101 with Yoni Alkan and Cathy Vartuli

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PST

San Jose, CA

Have you ever found yourself wishing you felt more natural and comfortable at flirting... Or just wishing you had a clue how to do it without feeling like a fool?

Flirting can add playfulness to all kinds of engagements, from the grocery store to the bar. And it can add spice to new and established relationships.

Whether you're single or in a relationship, playful or shy... Understanding the basics of flirting and your natural Flirtation Style can add panache and ease to interactions from the casual to the intense.
Join 2 Doctor's (A PhD and a Doctorate of Human Sexuality) who've studied the art of flirting from different personalities (outgoing and shy) and who've helped people gain confidence and delight all over the world.

In this 1.5-hour workshop, we'll guide you in discovering your natural flirtation style, and help you leverage that to build connection and playfulness... and the sexy (where appropriate), so that you feel grounded, authentic, and more fun and effective than you thought possible!

Cost: $25 online, or $35 at the door


Heart Bridge with Yollanda Gonzales

Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

Shoreline Drive,
Alameda, California 94501

HEART BRIDGE is a silent, exploratory game created by Yollanda Gonzales. The game is played to develop sensual and emotional connection.

The game is played by selecting cards to make silent requests of other players: "Would you like to massage my shoulders?" "Would you like to cuddle?" Would you like to draw together?" "Would you like to gaze into each other's eyes for two minutes?"

It's like a cuddle party, but with more intrigue and playfulness!

There are a few more guidelines we will go over at the party.

The doors will lock promptly at 7:15 pm and remain closed for the event. Come sober with a light appetite and your curiosity

Cost: $25. Please RSVP so that we can ensure a gender balance.


Temple of Sound: A Sound Healing Event/Workshop

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

9 Grand Ave
Oakland, CA 94612

Jeffrey Alphonsus Mooney, also known as JAM, has been performing and teaching in the Bay Area for over 25 years. He was one of the winners of an IZZIE award for the soundtrack for Sean Dorsey's "The Missing Generation" this year and has made numerous compositions for Bay area artist as well as performing his own work. He has been teaching a ritualistic approach to music, rhythm, and voice to bring people together and recover our natural creative spirit.

Come on a supersonic voyage where deep listening and lush, rich sounds will relax, elevate and energize you. We will use a range of musical flavors from the low hum of Tibetan bowls, didgeridoo, and trance drumming to live looping of kalimba, flute and voice. We will create soundscapes together with our voices. Levitation may occur.

Bring drums, shakers if you have them.

Cost: $20/person



Yoga night with Dass Priti

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

One Heart Yoga
800 Middle Ave,
Menlo Park, California 94025

Experience kundalini yoga this fall with one love yoga...

Yogi Bhajan said, "What is a fear complex? When you feel limited. If you feel that you are a part of the universe and the universe is a part of you, what is there to fear?"

Bring your mat, shawl or sweater, wear comfortable clothing that allows for easy breathing. Avoid having food a few hours before class. if you are attending for the first time come 15 minutes early. Easy parking behind the baseball field. Sat nam

Cost: Donations $10 - $20


The Art of Fearless Intimacy: Sexual Polarity as a Spiritual Practice

December 9 – 11, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Heart Source
1600 Shattuck Avenue
#125
Berkeley, CA 94709

In this 3-day Immersion, we will teach you how to {immediately} elevate your relating in any moment, and learn to circulate love & sexual energy through your body in ways you have only dreamt of.
You will leave with embodied practices, communication tools, and we will have plenty of time for personalized, in-the-moment feedback throughout the weekend.

For Her (or The Feminine Practice(s))
*Learn how to communicate deep desires from a place that brings out the best in your partner
*Learn how to run pleasure through your own body that enlivens you and bring energy to your sex and relationship
*Learn practices that deepen sexual polarity in virtually any moment

For Him (or The Masculine Practice(s))
*Learn how to lead your relationship powerfully from a place of deep integrity
*Learn physical and meditative practices that make you more trustable as a partner or lover
*Learn how to work with dark energy and do deep inner work that creates the most sublime & authentic relating

In this workshop we will be practicing the art of offering your heart in any moment, in a way that not only feels deeply authentic, but also creates more passion & intimacy between you & your lover{s}.

This will be a no-holds-barred intensive where no question is off-limits, and where you will have plenty of time {in a safe space} to practice - in the moment:

-Sharing vulnerably, in a way that creates more connection & turn-on
-Asking for what you want
-Exploring Taboo topics
-Creating powerful attraction
-Offering love in the way{s} your partner can actually receive it
-And more!

Cost: $600/single, or $1000/couple


R/evolutionary R/elating Weekend Workshop

December 9 –11, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)

Church of Soul
1550 5th St,
Oakland, California 94607

Let’s face it: We all yearn to give and receive love. We want richer relationships, deeper friendships, more closeness and community in our lives. We may sometimes even notice... in quiet moments… that we’re dogged by a nagging sense of loneliness, separateness.

And yet, when we look closely, we find that we, ourselves, are sabotaging the connection we want — with our own defensive conditioning, our old patterns of fear, dependency, and blame...
We find that we are hiding from each other, fighting with each other.

How are we to drop this old, rusty armor so that we may, at last, see each other clearly… hold each other closely?

I want to share with you a way I’ve learned to do just that.
I want to help you, as I have many others all over the world, to:
– Heal close relationships, with full-body forgiveness
– Let go of shame, fear, attachment to approval
– Open-heartedly share yourself and support others to do so
– Be completely and compassionately honest
– Go beyond blame and use conflict creatively
– Ask for everything you want, expanding your ability to give & receive
– Create deeper love, connection & intimacy.

Cost: $200 - $500 (suggested donation)


Restore I Renew I Rejuvenate a Seasonal Wellness Workshop

Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM PST

Bend Yoga Studio
1935 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Learn how to take better care of your body during the busy holiday season through a balanced approach from Yoga and Chinese Medicine perspectives. This winter workshop includes:
ü  Restorative/Yin yoga with light massage
ü  A balancing ear acupuncture treatment
ü  TCM seasonal nutrition and lifestyle tips

Connecting these healing modalities will help bring you to a whole new level of rejuvenation, balance and overall wellbeing. A perfect way to relax before entering the stress of the holidays!

While culturally Winter is often a time of joy and celebration, in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is more appropriately a time for slowing down, reflection and processing our fears, sadness and grief. We can see the synchronicity of this in nature as we witness the cycle of life of the plants around us becoming dormant, in preparation for the birth of Spring. It is important to acknowledge our natural ties to the earth as our home and to honor our physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual needs to be in harmony with the seasons.

Yin Yoga is a slow, steady, and often stationary practice, holding poses for several minutes at a time. It is a style of yoga that allows us to draw the attention inward, to heal and fully inhabit ourselves as we cultivate attentiveness, softness and kindness toward ourselves and others.

In this workshop, Courtney will be working with ear acupuncture* points. In TCM, the ear represents a microsystem of the human body, and is used for treatment of health conditions and to target the healing of specific areas of the body. Participants will receive a basic treatment while in final resting pose, savasana.

*Auricular acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, which can work to enhance mood, relieve stress, aid in smoking cessation, alleviate pain, and promote better sleep.

Courtney is a licensed acupuncturist, certified massage therapist and a registered yoga teacher offering services in San Francisco.
Cost: $35 - $40


Butoh with Hiroko Tamano

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 1 PM - 4 PM

Berkeley Art Center
1275 Walnut St,
Berkeley, California 94709

Butoh is a performance art rooted in Japanese culture and imagination. Hiroko guides the class through visual imaginations that are realized through movement. Whether you practice dance or healing arts this workshop is sure to be an enriching and memorable experience. Hiroko Tamano is a direct student of Butoh founder, Hijikata Tatsumi. Therefore, she provides us with rare access to the original spirit and methodology of Butoh.

No experience required.

Cost: $30


Tantra Puja The Art of Adoration with Monique Darling

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

4210 Holden Street
Emeryville, CA 94608
United States

Tantra Puja is a sacred ancient ritual that has been practiced for thousands of years. It is a beautiful ceremony of honoring and adoring the Divine that dwells within each of us, and brings us into a profound space of connection and universal Love.

This evening’s Puja is dedicated to both men and women. In fact, participants will not know whether they will be in the giving or receiving role until they arrive. Men may end up in the giving role or the receiving role, and the same for the women. Though the presentation starts off with an introduction to some of the esoteric practices of Tantra to give us a context for the Puja, we will soon switch gears and actually engage in this heartening practice. We will use movement, sound and the five elements, all given to us with ample instruction, enriching each experience throughout the ceremony. You may find yourself turning inwards and becoming aware of abundant love and innate beauty that is part of your being.

In a Tantra Puja, participants in the giving role have the opportunity to express their unconditional love and adoration towards women and men alike. This ceremony opens people's hearts in a way that allows them to see the inner beauty and the Divine within us all. The participants in the giving role will be instructed in performing an ancient ritual, which is simple in form yet very powerful in practice. As the participants in the receiving role accept the offerings and adoration, they in turn connect with unconditional love and reflect that adoration back to the givers with their presence. Taking part in these Pujas is a very powerful way to reconnect and relate with the feminine and masculine. It is through the practice of unconditional loving that we find that any emptiness or longing we feel within us can be filled with a simple act of giving.

This ancient ritual is thousands of years old. It was brought to life by Tantrikas who implemented the religious and spiritual practices of Yogis and sages into the Art of Adoration, the practice of breathing life and awareness through the five elements (Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether) in offering to the divine within every living being. We will offer fire, incense, roses, water, chocolate and more in adoration and worship of our divine Goddesses.

Women, Devis, though not required, you are welcome to dress for the evening – perhaps adorn yourself with jewelry you feel most happy in, or wear the scarf you love that you can’t wear to work. It is your evening; indulge yourself as you wish, but please be comfortable.

Men, Shiva, though not required, you are welcome to dress for the evening too. Think of the times the goddesses in your lives had asked you to dress a certain way for their pleasure – well, this may be an opportunity to do just that, but please be comfortable. You may bring flowers, chocolates, or other divinely treats as your offering to the goddesses in the room.

Cost: $35


Embodied Sacred Puja

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at 6:30 PM - 10 PM

Mountain View, CA

Embodied Sacred Puja is a Tantric Ritual of surrendering to the Divine guidance. After grounding and centering through guided practices and breathwork, we form an inner and an outer circles, where partners rotate without needing to choose. What often happens is participants begin to build their experiences from one station to the next, expanding their awareness beyond personal connection to recognition of the Sacred in all beings. Practices include breathing together, eye gazing, conscious touch, holding, energy exchange, heartfelt communication to name a few.
This is a fully clothed event open to both singles and couples.

Please purchase your ticket through Eventbrite as these events always sell out long before the date.

Cost: $30


Glow Sword Battle S.F. 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8 PM - 11 PM

SPARK Social SF
601 Mission Bay Blvd N,
San Francisco, California 94158

Join us for a massive glowing sword battle in San Francisco. Pick a side, good or evil and use a glowing sword to fight in the ultimate nocturnal showdown. For every $10 you contribute ($5 early bird) we will reserve one glow sword for you. Each glow sword changes up to 6 colors, is about 3' long, and you will be able to pick them up at the event, or have them shipped to your house (coming soon.)

SWORD RESERVATION LINK (in-person pickup only): https://www.glowbattletour.com/products/6-color-glow-sword-san-francisco

This year's venue is an amazing new park and will feature food trucks, a licensed area, and music. We will start to gather at 8:00, split into two sides a little after 9:00, and the battle will begin. Glow on!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: Who is Newmindspace?
Newmindspace produces free, fun events around North America, including 5000-person pillow fights, giant games of Capture the Flag, and huge bubble battles. They were founded in 2005 and exist to reclaim public space and make "living installations" using favorite childhood activities and thousands of people.

Q: Is there an age limit?
A: No! We welcome participants of all ages at this event. You can bring your kids and grandparents.

Q: Do we get to keep the swords we reserve afterward?
A: Yes!

Q: Can I bring my UltraSaber/SaberForge/Parksaber/FX without reserving one of yours?
A: Totally!

Q: How much are your glowing swords?
A: $10 plus handling, $5 early bird.

Cost: Free


Sound Oasis with Loriel Starr

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 7 PM - 9 PM

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

Sound Oasis is a sound healing journey that is deeply restorative and rejuvenating. Experience deep relaxation, connect with well-being and feel greater self-attunement as you bathe in sound vibrations that bring clearing, balancing and harmonization to body, mind and spirit. As you rest comfortably (either lying down or seated), you will receive the vibrant overtones, healing frequencies and dynamic soundscapes of over 40 Tibetan and crystal singing bowls; Planetary Gongs; an assortment of ancestral sound healing instruments; and more! This will be a magical evening of exploring sound as a heart centered meditation for self-care, self-love and conscious community.

WHAT TO BRING: Please bring a yoga mat and blanket. A pillow, eye covering and water bottle are also items that can support your comfort.

LORIEL STARR has worked with sound meditation, sound journeys and sound healing events over the last fifteen years. She is a Certified Sound Practitioner, a Gong Yoga Therapist and a graduate of The Sound, Voice, and Music in the Healing Arts Program of The California Institute of Integral Studies (2008). In addition to her work with sound, Loriel is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Level III Certified iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher and a Certified Holotropic Breathwork Facilitator.

Cost: $30



Embodied Presence ~ A Day of Open Floor Movement & Meditation

Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 12 PM - 6 PM

Western Sky Studio
2525 8th St,
Berkeley, California 94710

There is an innate dance within our bodies that is always happening, from our first breath to our last. This is the powerful movement of our own life force just waiting to be heard. All we need to do is be present enough to listen. Gift yourself with this opportunity to take a day out to listen to your body’s wisdom, as we follow the fluid dance between sitting meditation and the Open Floor Movement Practice. Through these two transformative gateways, we will open our awareness to all that lies within, giving it space to move through us. This is where true healing begins.

Practicing together in this way is potent medicine, especially this close to the Winter Solstice. Come be part of the magic.

All levels of experience welcome.

Cost: $75 - $115 Sliding Scale


Self-Massage: Yoga Ball Therapy Workshop

Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Yoga Flow SF
385 Ashton Ave,
San Francisco, California 94112

Join Claire Stetina to learn how to use self-massage therapy balls and other self-massage techniques, to give yourself therapeutic deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release self-massage in common high tension areas.

In this special two-hour experiential workshop, Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher, Claire Stetina, will guide and teach you the skills necessary to relieve and release muscle tension, ease aches, reduce stress, allow for better breathing, and improve posture. You will learn an effective head to toe massage series, as well as more focus on releasing the shoulders, low back, hips, and chest.

This is a highly effective and powerful set of techniques for self-care, as well as a complementary system to support your yoga practice. No experience is necessary!

Cost: $40/ in advance or $45/ the day of (including set of massage balls)


Drum Circle & Picnic at Agnews Historic Park

Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Agnews Historic Park
4030 Lafayette St,
Santa Clara, CA

Agnews Historic Park is a 14.5-acre Historic Easement located on the Oracle Santa Clara campus, on property which was the site of the Agnews State Hospital. Four historic buildings within the park are preserved as part of the historic easement. The site was acquired by Sun Microsystems around 1997 as a corporate and R&D center, and became part of Oracle in 2010.

Numerous trees are in the area, with parking and restrooms available. It's not a big park, so when you enter on Palm Drive, from Lafayette Street, you should be able to find us.

Bring your chair or something to sit on. If the weather is bad on this day, the event will be cancelled. 

The first half hour or so will be an informal NO-POTLUCK picnic. After that, drumming until the end.

Cost: Free



Into the Light - A Solstice Gathering

Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 7:00 PM – Thursday, December 22, 2016, 1:00 AM PST

Guava
4210 Holden Street
Emeryville, CA

Solstice marks the transition between the days getting shorter and day length starting to grow longer. It also represents the most powerful opportunity to shed unwanted pattens, habits or even relationships. This day also is my (Jenn Azure) going away gift to my NorCal community before I head up to Portland.

The evening will start wth Scarlet Crow, Marya Stark Carmen Crow and friends. They will lead us in a Solstice Ritual and sing songs about Mythos and the Goddess. Next will be Vanessa and Jenn, We will play thoughtful Folk music. Mikey Pauker will play next. he plays inspiring “Medicine Music”, written in Hebrew, English and Sanskrit . Finally Alia will play a Shakti - infused Ecstatic Dance set. Everybody will be required to dance!

Finally, Quan Yin Tea Space will be in the house. Light food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available,

Cost: $20


NYE: 2 Events in Guava - Sacred Temple Gathering + Afterparty & Breakfast

December 31, 2016 at 8:08 PM to January 1, 2017 at 11:11 AM

GUAVA
4210 Holden St,
Emeryville

The GUAVA temple will be cushed-out for two consecutive events - come for one or both~

New Year's Eve is a powerful energetic portal that opens us up to both release what you wish to let go of and ground in to the next year with new energy and intentions.

In honor of this potent time of the year, GUAVA presents these two events, to heal and free yourself of what needs to be left in 2016 and ground into 2017 with new energy and then celebrate all of the blessings to come.

"Sacred Temple Gathering"
An intentional way to exchange energy between 2016><2017.

8:08pm - 9:09pm Doors open, find your comf spot, and Opening Circle by Kelly Guava & Awno Ka.
9:09pm - 10:10pm "A Psychedelic Perspective on Church and Religion" by Awno Ka.
10:10pm - 11:11pm Cacao Ceremony by Kelly Guava and Sound Bath Journey by _____.
11:11pm - 12:12am Sacred New Year's Releasing Ritual, Midnight Group Meditation & Intention Circle by Christine Cordova and Stephen Flynn.
12:12am <<< Transition to 2nd Event >>>
Tea Service by Maha Rafiq of The Very Fairy Tea Table
Firespinning Performances & fire safety coordinated by Mitchell Englander

"Afterparty and Breakfast"
A cushy East Bay afterparty to deepen your NYE experience.

Cost: $25 - $30 / single event; $45 - $60 / both events


New Year's Eve at Harmonia

Saturday, December 31, 2016, 8:00 PM – Sunday, January 1, 2017, 2:00 AM PST

Harmonia
2200 Marinship Way
Sausalito, CA 94965

Join us for an evening of romance, entertainment and dancing.
Moulin Rouge Cabaret Theatre and After party

Featuring Mademoiselle Kiki as the alter ego of Bay Area performer Moana Diamond. You’ll think you’re in Paris, city of love, when Mademoiselle Kiki presents her sensuous European Cabaret. She interprets the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel, Josephine Baker, Dietrich and other greats along with the Chez Kiki Orchestra - Paul Mehling, of the Hot Club of San Francisco Fame, Dave Miotke, virtuoso accordeoniste, and Moulin Rouge style dancers! Additional Deco swing style dance music played in the Garden Studio for your after cabaret dancing and listening pleasure by the Chez Kiki Players.
Aerial show, burlesque dancers, live music and DJs to be announced.

Cost: $30 advance / $35 day of; $45 (VIP Pre Party Open Bar and Passed Appetizers, includes ticket for whole night)