SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Psynchronize: Psygiving 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 10:59 PM - 5:59 AM

San Francisco, California

Psycircle joins forces with Synchronize to once again bring San Francisco psytrance the night before Thanksgiving!

Howdy kids! Unbelievable but it's November already. But what this really means for Psybabes here in NorCal is that we're almost due for our Annual Synchronize Psygiving Assembly where we gather the eve of Thanksgiving, recollect, reconnect, make new connections, and dance our hearts away into the very day where the entire nation observes a day of gratitude.

Now, y'all should know this almost didn't happen. Our good ol' home Il Pirata unfortunately signed on another group that blocks out every last Wednesday of the month. But as they say when one door closes, another opens. And indeed as the universe had another plan in mind to put this year's event on another level. Enter Psycircle to bridge the null to full manifestation of an ALL NIGHT event! How cool is that? So this year we're going to do something different, something very special in that I'm giving the bridge to our friends at Psycircle to produce the event. Which means they will provide the hydration needs, space, sound, and talent to treat y'all with a night of resonant healing we all love as psytrance. The line up will feature OG Synchronauts, Psycircle pilots, and special guests.

Without further ado, here's the Psygiving 2017 line up:

Featuring Psycircle potatoes+gravy with local turkeys:

···Bodhi ... ... ... http://www.soundcloud.com/bodhi1320
···Random ... ... https://soundcloud.com/djrandom-1
···Zul vs Barratt ... https://soundcloud.com/zularifin

+ Special Guest cranberries:

···Lali Shyama
With her roots in jungle music, Lali dedicated herself to turntablism and experimenting on Ableton over 10 years ago. Recently she has been seduced by the dark side of psychedelic music, finally uniting her with the sound she has always craved. The translation of her alias reflects her musical style, Lali; playful, Shyama; darkness.

This up-and-coming music magician is mastering the art of progressive psytrance and lucky for us making a stop here in San Francisco! The sound focuses on dark undulating atmospheres, low greasy and groovy lines, moist, and tribal fusion that creates a dark forest technology. Since the beginning of production, Aumra released with Climactic recs, Backflip recs, Visionary Shamanic Recs, and many others, as well as an upcoming EP scheduled for launch through Multifrequency recs at some point in early 2018.

The venue will feature security, outside smoking and chilling area, and get this, *** served all night long! As you can see kids, this isn't going to be a one-tapestry slap job we've become accustomed to at Il Pirata. This is a full production that will incur expense and as such, we will be charging for this event.

Cost: $20 presales or $25 cash at the door. Or $20 + canned good at the door. All proceeds after cost will be donated to San Francisco Food Bank.

Get Aligned: The Art of Holding Space

Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM

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

Holding space for others isn't an art only needed by healers, practitioners, therapists, or light workers. In today's current state of affairs, it's needed by all. You'll begin to cultivate practices around holding space for other - even those you don't see eye-to-eye with - without living out of integrity of what's important to you. Experience the shift that comes from the power of theme-inspired flow (led by BTC’s very own Taraneh) and soulfully guided conversation (facilitated by Kaye Namba, Life Coach and Mentor).

Cost: $20 - $25

Intro to Energetic Sex Plus an Energetic Play Party

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM PST

Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94606

Join Monique Darling and Peter Petersen for an explosive 4 1/2 hours of playing in the energetic field.

Would you like to expand the range of your ENERGETIC sexual experience?
Turn YOUR life into an orgasmic playground that doesn’t have to look anything like “sex”…
Learn to get in touch with your own energetic field, manipulate it, and turn it into a powerful source of connection and bliss.
Discover how and where to touch another to tune into, access, tease and play with their erotic energy, the energy of two people, or the energy of a entire group!
Tap into the energy of all 7 major chakra’s by yourself, with a partner, or in a group
Discover the differences in “taste” between energetic orgasms from chakra to chakra
Let us show you our tools, tips and tricks for unlocking your stuck sexual energy
AND of course be shown and get to play with Monique's Infamous creation... the "Heart Fuck!"
This workshop is Rated-PG13/R, will feature frank (and humorous!) language, fully-clothed demonstrations, and participation is not required. Please bring all your questions and a notebook!
Bring a partner, find a partner there, switch partners, or experience the course on your own. Many options will be offered to support each individual experience.

Cost: $35 prepaid and $40 at the door. $60 pair

A Path for Couples: Joyful Connection, Mindful Communication

Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd,
Woodacre, CA

Most couples envision sharing a life of love and joy with each other. They look forward to deepened intimacy and inner discovery. Then somewhere along the way, they feel as though they are bushwhacking through a thicket of life’s issues.

They ask, “Is there a map or trail that will guide us on our journey?” This workshop offers a time-tested path for couples that leads partners towards the treasures that are hidden in their hearts. They discover that a joyful, awakened connection is possible. Partners will learn to be more mindful of their communication patterns, which can either draw them closer together or create distance.

Experiential exercises and guided partner meditations will give couples tools and inspiration to choose patterns that open hearts support awakening. Participants will learn specific practices, which will reignite the spark of an alive and growing love, and which can be done on an ongoing way at home.

These practices are contained in George’s new book, A Path for Couples: Ten Practices to Transform Your Relationship, which will be available at the workshop. Join us for this exciting celebration of the publication of the book, which is a repository of the wisdom and experience of George’s and Debra’s 35 year marriage and his 25 years as a couple's counselor.

Couples of any race, age or gender preference welcome.

Teachings are appropriate for meditators of all levels, as well as health care professionals.

Cost: $75 - $200 (sliding scale)

The Art of Flirting and Ecstatic Touch

Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave
Oakland, CA 94606

Have you run into roadblocks on your way to your heart's desire? Has it been challenging to consistently find people (and sex!) of quality? What if it could be fun and easy to find the pleasure, flirtation, and affection you crave?

Relationship coach and sexuality facilitator Alex S. Morgan will pull out their tool kit and show you how to navigate flirting with more joy and less stress. Alex has helped hundreds of singles, couples, and moresomes of all genders and orientations get the love they want; come take a peek at their map and learn how to make your own journey easier and more fun!

You'll learn:
  • How to pull in what you want and drop what you don't
  • When you should say yes to no, say no to maybe, and answer a "yes" with action
  • How to figure out exactly what you need—and learn the formula that makes asking for it easier

By the end of this class, you will:
  • Discover the invitation that takes the stress out of flirting
  • Uncover what makes you authentically attractive to others
  • Know the three things you need to identify to overcome self-sabotaging attractions
  • Practice techniques you can use to flirt—and date—for sexual compatibility
  • Learn what a no really means for you, and how to make both hearing it and saying it less awkward

You'll have an opportunity to practice the flirting and negotiation skills we'll cover today—think of it as «lab time»—and will leave with a new set of tools to make your dating life and your sexual journey both easier and more fun.

Next, let Peter Petersen and Monique Darling help you learn how to empower your sensual conscious touch. Explore the tactile language of stimulating arousal, that touches the deepest part of our soul.
This experiential laboratory will include breathing and chakra balancing meditation, and playful, non-sexual massage. Monique will guide you through an odyssey of touch, that lets you explore the four elements, on/through each other.

First you will go on a journey using the most intimate form of touch, our breath. We’ll be introducing an ancient ritual where you will explore each other's bodies, magnifying your connection physically, energetically, and spiritually. Then, align your chakras through touch, breath, connection, and shared intent.

Next comes earth touch, as you ground, and re-center, massage, nurture, hold, BE with one another...

Followed by fire, as you invigorate, entice, awaken, arouse, "heat" up yourself and your partner...

Cooling down with water touch, fluid, soft, caressing, gentle, swaying, following, gliding.

With each element, drop even deeper into your embodied bliss state as you learn to touch for YOUR pleasure, as you get to practice asking for the specific types of touch your body is craving/imagining at any moment.

Finally, Peter and Monique, being two massage enthusiasts, will lead you through some simple massage techniques for neck, hands, and feet and even throw in some of our own unique “black belt” tools that will leave your partner breathless and asking for more.

Bring a partner or come solo and be paired up with practice partners for the event so you can take these skills home and wow your lover!

Bring a water bottle and a curious, open mind. Wear comfy clothes that you can move around in. Please come without scented products so all attendees can fully engage.

(This is a PG-13 event. All exercises will be clothed and touch-optional.)

Cost: $30

Free Gypsy Jazz & Swing Dancing with Le Jazz Hot

Monday, November 20, 2017 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Mr. Tipple's Recording Studio
39 Fell St,
San Francisco, CA

Swing Dancing and Parisian Gypsy Jazz. Le Jazz Hot celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli’s pioneering Quintette du Hot Club de France with style and panache. Lead by Paul Mehling on Guitar, with Sam Rocha on bass.

Cost: Free

Workshop: Healthy Joints with Yoga

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 11 AM - 2 PM

855 Amherst Way,
Mountain View, CA 94043

This unique workshop based on personal experience of fighting rheumatoid arthritis, joint deformity with Yoga.

Have you ever heard the phrase “Move it or lose it”?

Staying mobile keeps joint cartilage and synovial fluid in the joints healthy, so Yoga exercise helps. Cartilage may be lost by immobilization.
The right amount of synovial fluid means that the ends of the bones, which are covered in cartilage, will slide easily when you move a joint, as opposed to the alternative of grinding.
If you struggle with joint pain and joint health, know that yoga has been found to be an appropriate option for those suffering from disorders that specifically affect joints such as osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

In this workshop, you will:
- practice unique Asana sequence for joint rejuvenation
- learn how relieve pain and discomfort in your shoulders, arms, wrist, hips and legs, spine and neck.
- focus on muscle strings & ligament flexibility around joins to keep them stable with full range motion.
- know how to deal with the primary factors associated with pain: physical, mental and emotional using Yoga tools
- listen about Sat Kriya - yogic mind/body cleanse (15 min info/lecture)
- practice deep relaxation/meditation to help alleviate chronic pain and tension
- chanting round OM to close the circle.

This yoga for arthritis, autoimmune conditions, and inflammation workshop isn’t for older people, it’s for people who feel older than they are.

You will leave having new tools to create a healthy lifestyle!

We provide herbal tea, essential oils, safety place, my knowledge & experience.
You bring your yoga mat, props (if you use some), comfortable clothes and open mind.

Special 50% discount (regular price for 1 workshop $90):
Registration - $45 (space is limited up to 10 people).
To register, please call: 415-624-6085 or email: alexandra@sauchasf.com

Cost: $45

Rebel Soles Dance Workshop!

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM PST

The Saddle Rack
42011 Boscell Road
Fremont, CA 94538

Join us for some line dancing and raffle prizes! This workshop will feature both beginner and Intermediate line dance tracks. Get a ticket for one or buy both at a discount. Buy any ticket and get access for the entire workshop, though will need wrist band for each track. Have friends that just want to hang out or dance during open floor? 

$5 gets them in the doors!

Doors open at 10:30am. Beginning: 11:00am. Intermediate: 2:00pm. There will be a break for lunch, with plenty of eating options including the Saddle Rack Kitchen with great food.

Tickets cover entry into the workshop.

Cost: $25 - $40

A Night for Swing Dancing with The Hot Club of San Francisco

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PST

Le Colonial
721 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

"Swing dance party back at Le Colonial"
Join Us for a night for Swing Dancing with The Hot Club of San Francisco
Proper dress required
All admission must enter through 721 Sutter Street

Cost: $10 online, or $15 at the door

Blue Eternity at The Fujitsu Planetarium!

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

De Anza College Fujitsu Planetarium
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd,
Cupertino, California 95014

Join us for an evening of live ambient music "under the stars"! The music you'll hear will be played by award winning trumpet player Jeff Oster, Grammy nominated bassist Michael Manring, and ZMR Award winning ambient electric guitarist Carl Weingarten.

As you listen, feast your eyes on immersive visuals of celestial bodies and flights through space.

This is an evening not to be missed!

Cost: $12

Softening Hard Edges of Difficult Emotions

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Spirit Rock Meditation Center
5000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd,
Woodacre, CA

How do I work with my thoughts, fears, and beliefs in ways that nurture the dignity of all life?
How do I comfort my own raging heart in a sea of ignorance, distress, and violence?
How can my actions reflect the world I want to live in and leave for future generations?

In this daylong retreat, we will investigate our conditioning and explore the cycle of misperception. Through this inquiry, we will be able to drop below the turbulence of our distress.

Ruth King is a guiding teacher at Insight Meditation Community of Washington, a core teacher in Spirit Rock's Dedicated Practitioner Program, and founder of Mindful Members Insight Meditation Community in Charlotte, NC. Ruth is a life coach and consultant, and the author of Healing Rage.

Cost: $75 - $200 (sliding scale)

Sacred Cacao Ceremony: Fall Edition

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 11 AM - 2 PM

2200 Marinship Way,
Sausalito, CA

Come share with our plant medicine community as we connect the spirit of the sacred cacao!

We will discuss the properties of cacao while consuming a strong, spiced and sweetened drink of pure raw cacao from Guatemala. Isabel and Ari will be guiding the group through a journey using meditation, music, and powerful breath to open our hearts and clear our minds. The journey will close with a sound healing (with special musical guests!!).

Theobroma Cacao (translated=Food of the Gods) contains many beneficial health properties and has been used as a food for millennia and ceremonially by Mesoamerican cultures. It was once comparable to gold, used in trade and ceremonially to document life-milestones.

When you consume cacao prepared for ceremony using high quality raw cacao beans, the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. There is increased blood flow and oxygen to the brain, heart and skin, the whole body is nourished, awareness and focus is heightened and sensations are intensified. This promotes deep relaxation and often space for emotional release. People often report a deep sense of joy and peace, a connection to the oneness as well as insights of limiting behaviors, thoughts and feelings that are able to be understood and released within the safe space of ceremony.

Cacao contains the neurotransmitters serotonin, tryptophan and dopamine which assist with feelings of well-being, combat stress and anxiety and contribute to motivation. It also contains the neuromodulator phenylethylamine (PEA) which helps the body create feelings of excitement and euphoria. Cacao is one if the highest sources of anti-oxidants (specifically Flavonoids) and magnesium, and extremely beneficial to heart health and reducing blood pressure.

Please wear comfortable clothing, you are welcome to bring a yoga mat and cushion. There will be some provided. A blindfold can also be beneficial.

If you are experiencing serious health challenges or are on high levels of anti-depressants, please contact us to discuss if this type of journey is safe for you.

Cost: $25

Your Compass - Desire

November 17 – 19, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

39 Fell St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Desire, the ever-elusive mistress. Do you have a sense that you want your life to be different but you aren’t even sure what you want? You know you want to be happy…more money, better relationships, a job you love. Maybe you want better physical health; you practice yoga and eat healthy food, but you’re out of touch with your desire. Perhaps you are stuck in your head during sex, or aren’t exactly sure what women want.

Here at OneTaste, we believe desire is your compass and orgasm is your guide. The Desire course starts us on our journey of mastery. We know it sounds too good to be true. “What about my car payments and my job?! I am not sure I would go to work!” You’ll learn that your desires are good and right. We get connected to them and use them to lead us to our true, happy, awakened self. Desire turns your life into vivid technicolor.

This course is for you if:
* You know you want a better sex life
* Life is good but could be better
* You aren’t always sure what you want
* You would like to improve your relationships – with lovers and friends
* You could use some help understanding the feminine

A 3-day exploration that includes:
* Discovering how to know what your body really wants
* Heightening your enjoyment of sex through tuning into your senses
* Learning the desire cycle and where you get stuck

The weekend class will include lecture, dialog and experiential exercises. As with all OneTaste courses, every exercise is entirely optional. Discover and heal at your own pace, by your own volition, with other seekers in a crafted and loving container. With new tools, together we will nurture, create, and develop healthier relationships, patterns, and ways of communicating in our world to strengthen our health, our hearts, our work, our love, and pleasure in our lives.

Cost: $499

Women, Cannabis and Pain Management

Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM PST

WestSide Art House
540 Balboa Street
San Francisco, CA 94118

Join us for an afternoon of conversation and sharing about cannabis. Meet the founders of Ellementa, a national network and resource that connects women to brands to support their cannabis exploration and journey.

The conversation will include:
* Why cannabis works. A breakdown of our endocannabinoid system.
* What kind of pain cannabis can potentially relieve. Anecdotal evidence and scientific research.
* Why cannabis is beneficial for women. Personal stories of how cannabis helps.
* Who are the trusted brands in cannabis. Recommendations of reputable companies, especially local and women-owned.

Hosts: Carrie Rice, Andrea Brooks, Pamela Hadfield, Melissa Pierce, and Aliza Sherman

Cost: $20

Burning Man Project Artumnal Gathering: Point of Enchantment

Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 5 PM - 2 AM

Alameda Point,
2201 Ferry Point,
Alameda, CA 94501

Join Burning Man Project in celebrating the art, artists, and communities of the worldwide Burning Man culture!

We invite you to a place of living imagination, where reality has been pried open and infinity is our alarm clock. A place where shadow and light dance a tango inside a bejeweled forest of art treasures and nested dreams. We invite you to this magical point, where imagination grows on trees, enchanted creatures dwell, and we will share our gifts in a lavish world of our own conjuring. A place of mysterious beauty and abundant being.

Your spirited participation will bring this mystical vision to life. Join us for a delectable feast during a gala dinner and live auction or ignite your creative senses at the main event and evening celebration.
Your generosity will fuel the ongoing mission of the Burning Man Project, a nonprofit organization. Burning Man believes in a world of creativity, participation, and self-expression. Every day we provide resources and education to empower and inspire the regional community, artists, volunteers, participants, and our global citizenry.

Exquisite Gala Cocktails, Dinner & Live Auction 5:00 pm
Enchanted Main Event 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $60 - $70 (Ticket includes center stage and roving performances, silent auction, DJs and dancing)

Eden Stell Guitar Duo

Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Trianon Theatre
72 North 5th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Mark Eden and Christopher Stell graduated from the Royal Academy of Music as recipients of the Principal’s Prize and the Julian Bream Prize, and continued their studies in Brussels with the Brazilian Guitar Duo, Sergio and Odair Assad. They are internationally renowned for their dynamism, innovation and breathtaking virtuosity.


Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829)
Grandi Variazioni Concertanti Op.130
Introduction, theme, variations 1-6

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) (arr. S. Abreu/S. Assad)
Le Rappel des oiseaux
Les tendres plaintes. Rondeau
Les cyclopes. Rondeau
from Pièces de clavecin

Georgi Sarajyan (1919-1986) / Komitas (arr. Chris Stell)
Five Armenian Folk Songs
Folk Song, Lullaby, On Sheram’s Theme, A Dance, Waltz

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) (arr. C. Stell)
Suite for Piano in C major
Presto, Andante, Vif


Federico Mompou (1893-1987) (arr. M. Eden)
Cançons i Danses (set I)
No. 1, No. 10, No. 14
Cançons i Danses (set II)
No. 3, No. 4, No. 6

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) (arr. John Williams)
Theme and Variations, from String Sextet in B-flat major, Op.18b

Cost: $25

Singing Bowls & Drums

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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

Bring your own drum and help us open the evening's journey into cosmic peace, by joining with us in a drum circle. Allow your soul to soar in the oneness created by the group synergy. We will begin with drumming and then fade into just the singing bowls, as you set your intention for the coming month.   

What would it take to amplify your dreams into reality? Are you ready to have your passion for success supported and empowered? Or maybe just relax and allow your cares & concerns to float away on the magical sound waves of the alchemy crystal singing bowls. Join us for a sound journey experience like no other. Feel clean & clear, as you step into your best state of being.

Allow the gentle tones to create a sublime experience of heart connection.

Facilitators: Judson Cunningham and Kathleen Farrell

Cost: $25

Healing the Soul Wound

November 18 - 19, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

CIIS Public Programs
1453 Mission St,
San Francisco, California 94103

Historical trauma is the trauma that occurs in families and is then passed on to the following generation unless the trauma, or soul wounding, is dealt with. After years of research and clinical experience with diverse populations, Eduardo Duran has come to understand that wounding of the soul has been endured by most people in the world. The lessons he has learned from this work are relevant to the majority of people seeking help in therapy.

Saturday: Effects of the Colonial Template on Indigenous Peoples
This discussion focuses on how colonialism and historical trauma have impacted indigenous peoples. The workshop draws parallels between Native Americans and African Americans by analyzing the soul wound through indigenous epistemologies. Archetypal ideas are also integrated into the discussion in order to facilitate cultural bridging.

Sunday: Clinical Applications Relevant to Healing the Effects of Colonialism
Sunday's material focuses on the clinical applications of therapies that are relevant in healing the soul wound and the effects of colonialism. A grounded preparation of the therapist is part of the workshop discussion, as well as relevant case material. Archetypal concepts are used in order to facilitate understanding within a Western framework.

Cost: $275

Free Weekend Retreat: Where is Happiness

December 2 – 3, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Northern California USA,
Cobb, CA

‘To locate happiness, it is important first of all to understand our unhappiness. Important questions in the retreat are: How can we be truly happy if things are constantly changing? What is the ego? How can we go beyond the feeling of separateness, being a separate self?

Please join us to find out more about true happiness in this free two-day retreat in the beautiful mountains of Northern California.

This retreat is based on, and inspired by, the wisdom of Adi Da Samraj and includes guided meditation, yoga and Tai Chi lessons, video presentations, group considerations, personal stories, contemplative walks, and delicious vegetarian meals.

The retreat program and the stay for one night in a pleasant yet simple room are for free. You pay only $50 for food and drinks for the whole weekend.

Please share this event with others and invite your friends. In the discussion area, you will also find a flyer about the retreat.

You can sign up here for the retreat. The retreat is limited to a maximum of 20 participants, so don't wait too long to register. Your registration is complete with the payment of $50.

Cost: Free ($50 for food and drinks).

Living in Harmony: NVC Tools For Our Most Intimate Relationships

November 18 - 19, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

East Bay Community Space
507 55th St
Oakland, CA 94609

Want to learn powerful Nonviolent Communication tools to heal, strengthen and uplift your relationships?

Nonviolent Communication is a world-famous, proven, and time-tested methodology for resolving conflict, fostering compassionate understanding, and creating exceptional personal and professional relationships.

In this exclusive and one-of-a-kind weekend workshop, expert NVC Collaborative Trainers Meganwind Eoyang and Susan Strasburger will teach you:
- The four foundational NVC principles
- How to transform self-judgments into self-empathy
- How to discover deeper meaning and increase harmony with others
-The importance of saying NO with compassion
- Skills to stay emotionally connected even through conflict
- What empathy is and what empathy isn’t
- Why most relationships get stuck and how to overcome the most common obstacles in creating deeper connection
- New ways to speak powerfully and compassionately

Whether you are totally new or experienced to NVC, this workshop will deepen and expand your understanding of nonviolent principles, compassionate communication, and how to build emotional and authentic connection.

This workshop is open to all genders, sexual orientations, relationship statuses, and levels of experience with NVC.

Facilitators: Susan Strasburger and Meganwind Eoyang

Cost: $300

Timeless Loving: An Introduction to SkyDancing Tantra

November 17-19, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

EarthRise at IONS
Petaluma, CA

In Timeless Loving, we explore concepts of Margot Anand's SkyDancing Tantra that can be easily integrated into your lovemaking and daily life. Expand your perspective of spirituality, sexuality, love and intimacy to give your love life a whole new dimension. Discover that Tantra is so much more than “just sex”!

It's a gift to feel our body and our senses in each moment. We can quieten our mind with the bliss of pleasure, and merge our spirit into timelessness. This opens the door to true intimacy within ourselves, our beloved and those close to us, and we discover our orgasmic potential in the valleys and on the peaks, leaving conventional sexual goals behind.

Timeless Loving (the precursor to Tantric Intimacy: SkyDancing into Bliss) emerged from Steve & Lokita Carter's many years of Tantric exploration, practice, learning and teaching. This seminar is a reflection of their personal approach, understanding and experience of Tantra, sexuality and spirituality, and the inspiration they received from their study and practice of SkyDancing Tantra, as well as the thousands of seminar participants they taught over the years.

Timeless Loving seminars are open to couples and singles. You don’t have to be in a relationship to learn about Tantra! Read about the benefits for both couples and individuals here. You might even find a Tantric partner in one of our seminars for the purpose of taking the more advanced (Tantric Intimacy and Love & Ecstasy Training) seminars together.

·         Do you wonder how to take sex to a higher level?
·         Would you like to improve your lovemaking?
·         Is self-acceptance an issue for you?
·         Do you wish there was more love in your life?
·         Are you ready to integrate Tantra into your lifestyle?
·         Could your communication skills be improved?
·         Could there be more romance in your relationship?
·         Would you like to be an even better lover?

You have probably answered yes to most of the questions, and if so, then this seminar is for you. By opening your heart and energy channels you discover new ways to enjoy unconditional love and connection in a safe and loving environment. We explore:
·         the weaving of spirituality, love and intimacy
·         unveiling the God & Goddess within us all
·         enhancing intimate communication skills
·         Tantric Rituals
·         the gentle power of sacred space
·         moving sexual energy to the heart

From the Timeless Loving seminar, you'll take home with you ways to access your source of ecstatic energy, and share it in a conscious way in your intimate relationships and your everyday life.
This popular seminar is a fun and safe way to begin your Tantric journey. While we consider Tantra to be a continuing and spiritual practice, you'll learn many things that can be put to play immediately after the seminar, then again and again.

Facilitators: Xanet Pailet & Thomas Stout

Cost: $595 (no lodging)

How to Pick Your Person(s)

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM PST

1110 Pine St
San Francisco, CA 94109

How do you know if you this person is a good fit for you? Are you afraid you’re settling, or perhaps you’re worried you’re being too picky?

Dr. Alison Ash, sexual empowerment coach and educator, will help you discover your non-negotiables, making it easier for you to own your wants and needs so that you Pick your Person(s).
·         Identify your needs and learn how to honor them as your non-negotiables
·         Explore your wants and learn to be more flexible, recognizing them as negotiable
·         Create a mantra that describes what you need in a lover/partner in a way that feels clear, authentic and empowering
·         Develop a filter so you can feel confident about your choices, allowing yourself to feel an enthusiastic YES!
·         Learn how to gently and compassionately end connections that aren’t nourishing and how to courageously and vulnerably invite deeper intimacy with the right person(s) for you!

By confidently owning your wants and needs, you’ll know which relationships will be nourishing for you and worthy of your investment, and which ones are best to lovingly let go.

Cost: $30 - $40

Free Zyto Scan Reading

Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM PST

"La Casita"
1221 Park Ave
suite B
San Jose, CA 95126

What is A Zyto Scan?

​ZYTO scanning involves presenting questions in the form of digital signatures that the body answers directly.

How It Works

The ZYTO Hand Cradle measures the body’s galvanic skin response to each unique signature and sends the data directly to the software for analysis.

The Result

An easy-to-read report displays a ranking of items whose corresponding digital signatures resulted in greater biological coherence, or preference.

How can a zyto reading support your wellness journey?

​A report will be provided identify which essential oils are suggested at this time for you.
·         An evaluation of the recommended oils and their benefits for your wellness: physically, mentally, emotion and spiritually will be provided.
·         An oil blend with the specific recommends oils placed in a carrier coconut oil and be made for you.
·         Specific information will be provided
·         Additional oils can be order for continues support & wellness

Cost: Free

Free Concert: Mozart to Mendelssohn - Flute, Fanfare & Fairies

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PST

Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

The San Francisco Civic Music Association presents Mozart to Mendelssohn's 2017-2018 season opening concert, Flute, Fanfare & Fairies, on November 12, 2017.

Admission is FREE and registration/RSVPs are appreciated but not required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 2:30 PM; please arrive early to ensure your spot.

·         Mozart - Overture to The Magic Flute
·         Haydn - Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat major featuring trumpet soloist Chris Wilhite
·         Mendelssohn - Suite from A Midsummer Night's Dream

Music Director & Conductor: John Kendall Bailey

Cost: Free. Donations are gratefully accepted, with a $10 suggested donation per person.

The Holistic Health Saloon

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM PST

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

A Natural Health and Wellness Fair

Join us for a day of relaxation, rejuvenation and well-being as the Bay's top holistic health practitioners offer mini sessions in body bodywork, massage, acupuncture, reiki, coaching, tarot, personal growth workshops, sound healing, and much more! Tea and delicious, healthy food served all day long.


12-12:15 pm: Opening Circle
12:30-5:45 pm: A wide array of natural wellness practitioners offering mini sessions in modalities including:
*Breema Bodywork
*Sound Healing
*Neuromuscular Therapy
and more!

12:30-5:45 pm: Workshops
55 Minute Workshops on a wide range of holistic health-related topics
6:15-6:45pm: Sound Healing Concert

Cost: $30

Novas Bossas in Menlo Park

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM

1929 Menalto Ave,
Menlo Park, California 94025

Inspired by the rhythms of Brazil, Novas Bossas takes its name from the Roberto Menescal standard, performing classic and original sambas, bossas novas, samba-cançãos and choro, with a focus on improvisation.

Peter Spitzer: Sax and Clarinet
João Neves: Percussion
Larry Lewicki: Keyboards
Preston Carter: Bass

SAMBA no Pé with Alvaro Reys in San Jose!

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

School of Arts & Culture
1700 Alum Rock Ave,
San Jose, CA

Don't miss this incredible opportunity to dance with one of Rio's top dancing superstars, Alvaro Reys! This is a great class for anyone who wants to learn basic Samba no Pé steps to advanced students who want to embellish Samba with fun choreography with a lot of expressions. All levels encouraged and welcome!

Dancer, director, choreographer and instructor with over 30 years’ experience in Brazilian and Ballroom dances. Owner and director of the prestigious "Alvaro's Dance Academia" in Rio De Janeiro. Co-founder of the social dance project for underserved children & teens "Alvinho's Dance". Winning coach of season 5 of Brazil's "Dança dos Famosos" (Dancing with the Stars). Numerous performances, choreographies, workshops and artists trained throughout Brazil and internationally. One of the most beloved teachers in all of Rio!

Cost: $20

Indoor Acro Jam in Mountain View

Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2:30 PM - 6:30 PM

2134 Old Middlefield Way, Suite H
Mountain View, CA

Join us for an AcroYoga jam this Saturday in a large space with thick mats and plenty of room. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or towel to protect the carpeted mats.

Newbies welcome; please come at 2:30 to learn the basics.

Enter the parking lot from Old Middlefield Way

Cost: $5 - $10 (sliding scale)

Free Klezmer Concert in Stanford

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Tresidder Union 459
Lagunita Dr,
Stanford, California 94305

Join Stanford Klezmer Band for a FREE performance at Stanford CoHo!

Cost: Free