SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

How to Improve Your Relationship

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
1453 Mission St,
San Francisco, CA

Most of us long for deeper, more intimate connection in our friendships and romantic relationships. Yet we don't always know how to create it, and many times we unconsciously put barriers in our own way. By learning what we are really looking for in relationships and what obstacles we put in the way, love and connection can flow more naturally.

This workshop is designed for both individuals and couples who would like to bring more depth to their intimate relationship. Gal utilizes practical and transformative information from the scientifically researched field of attachment. Attachment has been called the science of love and provides a critical map for understanding love and relationships. Learn how to use mindfulness and the wisdom of the body-mind connection to discover your own patterns, as well as gain a view of the impression you might be giving others.

Facilitator: Gal Szekely

Cost: $50

Tantra Basics: Theory and Practice (TanQi Recommended Event)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

1050 Borregas Ave, #38,
Sunnyvale, CA

Tantra Basics is a great way for new comers to get acquainted with the principals and the essence of Tantra, and a great way for practiced Tantrikas to get re-inspired by the wisdom Tantra offers.

We'll share the history, main points and overall flavor of Tantra and have a bit of discussion of your own experiences. And we'll get you practicing presence and connection.

This event is appropriate for singles and couples. All the exercises are done fully clothed, and if we are doing things that don't appeal to you, we remind you often to take care of yourself and honor your own Yes and No.

We are looking forward to taking you on this journey into the beauty and depth of Tantra.

Facilitators: Kailani Shakti and Matt Sturm


The Tantric Path to Intimacy

Monday, September 25, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

Mango Dome Community Center
30 Laskie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

The key to having nourishing relationships is less about sexual technique and more about the quality of presence and depth of intimacy you create together. Tantra offers a wide range of powerful, experiential tools that are remarkably effective in helping you build a strong foundation and reach new heights of passion. Join sexual empowerment coach and educator Dr. Alison Ash and learn how to:
·         Create grounded connection and loving presence through tantric meditation and pranayama breathwork
·         Take control over creating chemistry with others by using the chakras as a framework for exploring different types of erotic energy
·         Deepen intimacy by delving into new ways to experience pleasure and form sexual connections
·         Craft powerful rituals that are uniquely designed for you and your lover/partner(s) so you can break out of routine and create fresh and fulfilling ways of relating
·         Understand the ways tantric philosophy relate to the topics of self-love, consensual non-monogamy, and spiritual relationships

Discover how these profound ideas and potent skills can help you create more presence, sustain sweet connection, and continually deepen intimacy in your relationships.

Facilitator: Dr. Alison Ash

Cost: $20 - $40

Free SoFA Street Fair FALL Edition 2017

Sunday, October 26, 2017 at 2 PM - 9 PM

South First Street Downtown San Jose
San Jose, California 95113

The SoFA Street Fair is San Jose's musical mecca for local live bands and DJs. Over 100 performances on 16 stages in 3 blocks - for 1 day only.

FREE! ALL AGES! and there's SOFAS!

For anyone who loves music, and wants to make a day of it, we have the stuff. 4 outdoor stages, 12 indoor venues, and live wrestling - PLUS craft beer, gourmet food trucks, and cool street vendors.

Support local music by spreading the word about SoFA Street Fair and share this event wth friends. YES, it's still FREE.

Here is the updated schedule: https://sofafall2017.sched.com/

Cost: Free

Digital Sound Journey in Los Altos

Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Breathe Holistic Health
900 N San Antonio Road, Suite 101,
Los Altos, CA

Zorg's “Digital Sound Journeys” bring together one of the oldest instruments, the didjeridoo, with modern digital technology that enables us to hear the instrument almost as if we were inside it! Participants completely relax and are immersed in the deep sounds of the didjeridoo, which transforms breath into music. In the words of Berthold Auerbach, “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”

Zorg has a lifelong passion for the spiritual power of music. He trained as a teacher of TaKeTiNa with Reinhard Flatischler, and has studied several traditions in depth including Cuban Bata drumming and jazz. His journeying with the didjeridoo began 10 years ago, initially as a solo practice, then including “traditional” group and individual sound healings. He is currently pursuing his love of creating huge sonic spaces for meditation.

Please bring mats, pillows, blankets etc or whatever you need to be comfortable lying down. ​​​​​​​

Cost: $20

The All-Night Sound Bath in San Francisco

Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9:30 PM – Sunday, September 24, 2017, 8:00 AM PDT

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist
1661 15th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Come join us for our most restorative event yet.
This is a sound bath where you don't need to get up (thank god). An all-night experience of relaxation and tranquility.

7+ hrs of bathing in the sweet sound has profound soothing effects.

Falling asleep to these holistic sounds creates a very calming womb-like experience.

Feeling stuck, or had a rough time lately?
This experience will remove stagnant energy and leave you feeling refreshed. Laying back in this creational sound also has profound effects on the conscious and subconscious mind. We can't think of anything more nurturing than bathing in these celestial sounds all night long.

Cost: $100

Peace in the Park SF 2017 - Summer of Love Edition!

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 11 AM - 6 PM

Music Concourse
55 Music Concourse Dr,
San Francisco, California 94118

Come out for PEACE! The 5th Annual Peace in the Park 2017 Summer of Love edition lineup features consciousness raising, inspirational speakers, live music, visual artists, Tai Chi, Hatha yoga, life-enhancing seminars, kids’ activities, exhibits by local nonprofits, and meditation experiences where individuals can explore a variety of ways to unplug, unwind, and connect in peace.

This free event will take place from 11am-6pm on Saturday, September 23rd at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. This year, event co-producer, Jay Chodagam, has partnered with S.O.U.L. (Summer of Unconditional LOVE) to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love and five decades of the peace movement in San Francisco sending its reverberations around the world.

Serendipity also brings the World's Largest Eye Contact Experiment to our festival, facilitating connection between us and the global PEACE MOVEMENT! Together we visualize a world of compassion and of course, without war!

11 - 11:30 AM Ohlone Blessing. By - Jorge Molina & Diamond Dave
11:40 - 11:55 AM Temple of Isis Feat. Jil Love Revolution
12:10 - 12:55 PM Meditation
1:05 - 1:15 PM Wavy Gravy
1:15 - 1:40 PM Katdelic
2:10 - 2:25 PM Spoken Word. By - Mai'Saan Nicoletta Womanifesto
3 - 3:15 PM Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D
3:15 - 3:20 PM Milton Rosenberg Poetry
3:20 - 3:25 PM We All Bleed Red. By - COPUS
3:30 - 3:35 PM CODEPINK San Francisco
3:35 - 4:00 PM Pamela Parker
4 - 4:15 PM Meditation
4:20 - 5:00 PM All Star Family Band Feat. Mark Karan, Sunshine (Garcia) Becker, Robin Sylvester, and Jordan Feinstein
5 - 5:05 PM Earthdance Prayer for Peace with Michael Gosney
5:05 - 5:20 PM Peace Awards with Bill McCarthy
5:25 - 5:50 PM SOUL Twin Messiah
5:50 - 5:52 PM Meditation
5:56 - 6:00 PM Imagine - sing along

11- 12pm Gentle Flow
12:30- 1:20pm Vinyasa
1:30- 2:20pm Surya Sadhana
2:30- 3:20pm Hatha Flow
3:30- 4:20pm Gentle Vinyasa
4:30- 5:20pm Kids and Family Yoga

11:10- 11:30am Clearing the Meridians
11:30- 11:55am Opening the Energy Gates
12:30- 12:50pm Breathe, Relax, Ground and Align for Better Balance
1- 1:45pm Sync yourself with the Universe!
1:45- 2:30pm Feel the body dynamic within you!
2:40- 3pm Wave Hands Like Clouds
3- 3:45pm Dancing Qigong for Vitality, Confidence, and Joyful Love
4:30- 5pm Qigong for Reversing Aging & Weight Optimization
5- 5:45pm Balancing Yin and Yang, Group Healing and Chi Circle

11:30- 12pm Plugging In
12:30- 1pm Remembering
1:30- 2pm Recharging
2:30- 3pm Self-esteem
3:30- 4pm Brake for a Break
4:30- 5pm Home, Sweet Home

11:30- 12:30pm Open Mic- Come Share your Piece of Peace
12:30- 1pm Empathic Listening - Sharing & Receiving Practice
1- 1:30pm BioDanza #1 Expressive Dance
2- 2:30 BioDanza #2 Expressive Dance
3- 3:30pm Holotropic Breathing
3:30- 4pm Self-Care in Communication
4- 4:30 Dances of Universal Peace
4:30- 5pm Open Mic- Come Share your Piece of Peace

Cost: Free

SF Cuddles - Daytime Cuddle Party!

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM PDT

San Francisco, CA 94121

What is a Cuddle Party?
Cuddle Party is a 3-4 hours’ workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like-minded people.

What do we do at a Cuddle Party?
We do two main things at Cuddle Parties:
1. Enjoy each other's touch. You can come and enjoy giving and receiving caring touch from other people who want to give and receive it.
2. Practice Consent. A major part of Cuddle Parties is learning how to ask for what you want and how to answer requests. Worried? Confused? Don't fret - we will teach, guide and help you practice how to do it.

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

Is this SEX?!
Great question! No. This is a non-sexual event. You have the option of experiencing touch and maybe intimacy if you'd like to - but we steer away from sexual behavior.

If you are looking for something sexy, we're all for it! :) just not in this event.

Facilitator: Yoni Alkan

Cost: $35/single; $60/double

Conscious San Jose Yoga and Music Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM PDT

Saint James Park
North 2nd Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Celebrating collective elevation through yoga, music, and compassionate connection.

Join us for an all-day festival in the heart of downtown San Jose's St. James park. We are bringing together our wellness community in the spirit of celebration, authentic connection, and service to those in need.
·         20+ yoga, movement, and meditation classes throughout the day, across 4 different yoga tents/spaces, from local San Jose and Bay Area teachers. Presented in partnership with local yoga studios: Be the Change Yoga & Wellness, Downtown Yoga Shala, Live Lotus, Santa Cruz Yoga, and more.
·         A full day of feel-good music from local San Jose and Bay Area artists spanning across genres, all full of good vibes! 
·         A gathering of healers, artists, musicians, vendors, and magic makers of all kinds coming together to share their offerings.
·         Seva! Support services for those in need of uplift including resources for health, clothing, housing, wellness, showers, and more for the residents of St. James park and the streets of DTSJ.

Let's raise up San Jose! We are compassionate, vibrant, and connected...here is a space for us to unite in peace, positivism, and loving energy for ourselves, our community, and our hOMe.

Full line-up:

Cost: $25 - $55

World’s Biggest Eye Contact Experiment 2017: Oakland, CA

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 2 PM - 4 PM

Grand Lake Farmers Market
Grand and Lake Park Ave,
Oakland, California 94610

Let's share a minute of eye contact with strangers in public to rebuild our sense of shared humanity in Oakland!

The idea is simple:
1. We will have clear signs that say “Where has the human connection gone? Share 1 minute of eye contact to find out…” (Watch the video pinned to the top of this page to see how it happened last year).
2. Then we sit down on picnic rugs with 2x cushions each and invite members of the public to come and share a moment of eye contact with you.
3. Allow yourself to be seen & calmly look into the eyes of the other person in front of you. When you create a safe environment of acceptance and love, the other will feel connected.
4. Officially Register
It’s important you register your participation for official event updates and behind the scenes info → http://bit.ly/OfficialEyeContact2017
5. On the Day
We enjoy the afternoon together then upload the video to The Liberators in Perth, Australia where video editors from around the globe will compile the video footage to create an amazing video to be shared all over the world!

Where to meet?
We will meet on Saturday the 23rd of September at 4pm at @ Grand Lake Farmer’s Market, corner of Grand Ave. and Lake Park Ave. in the concrete circle (where the musicians play beforehand)

Cost: Free

Free Holistic Arts Fair in San Jose

September 23 – 24, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Community of Infinite Spirit
1540 Hicks Ave,
San Jose, California 95125

A celebration and exposition of today's renaissance in visionary arts, holistic and alternative health and wellness, and spiritual and psychic awareness, with lots of lectures and exhibits.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

10 AM: Quli Zhou, professor of Chinese medicine, speaks on "Natural solutions for pain, stress and allergies."

11 AM: Award-winning European Psychic Lai explains the repetitive patterns in our lives and also why we have certain phobias, likes or dislikes for things, people or places.

12 Noon to 2 PM: Meir Schneider presents "Awaken Your Power for Self-Healing" for your eyes and your whole body. Meir has presented "yoga for your eyes" here for many years, and is director of the Center for Self-Healing in San Francisco. 2 hours.

2 PM: Cynthia Starborn on "Telepathy 101." Attention Silicon Valley! Do you love your electronic gadgets, yet long for an even faster way to communicate? Would you like to know how to transmit messages without relying on a cell phone or internet connection?

3 PM: Nancy Newsom of Botanic Organic speaks on "The Power of Raw, Plant-Based Oils to Protect, Nourish & Repair Your Skin."

4 PM: Paul Barbaro, massage therapist and metaphysical philosopher, on Heal Your Heart; Heal Your Life.

5 PM: Liza Miron on "Family Constellations - Secrets to having abundance and success in life."

6 PM: Ed Simon, Crystal Bowls Meditation. Soothe and awaken your soul and tune into higher consciousness with resonant sounds, correlated to your own inner frequencies.

7 PM: Sondra Sneed, SOURCE TALK: "What the End will Look Like."

Sunday September 24, 2017

10 AM: Shu Chin Hsu, Master Teacher Certified by Tao Academy, on How Oneness Tao Calligraphy Transforms Your Life. Come early and be ready to enjoy a healing experience of artistic writing that opens your spirit to "the way."

11 AM: Rev. Christine of Community of Infinite Spirit provides an illuminating and liberating chakra meditation.

12 Noon: Marie Katherine Dacanay, psychic medium and reiki master, offers a Group Reading.

1 PM: Scout Bartlett on "Aligning Energy with your True Life Path."

2 PM: Ann Barham speaks on what spiritual truths our past lives may reveal for us.

3 PM Robert Perala, author of The Divine Blueprint, and singer-songwriter, presents "The Divine Intelligence: Meet the Extraterrestrials."

4 PM Lynn Rogers, prolific writer, artist and intuitive, speaks on "Jessica Madigan, the female Edgar Cayce: latest discoveries."

5 PM to 7 PM: UFO Panel with host, author Robert Perala, and with the assistance of panel co-organizer Ruben Uriarte (tent.), Northern California MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) State Director. Robert Perala and Lorien Fenton present an in depth look at the massive UFO sightings, discuss Earth Changes, and showcase some stunning photos that show we are not alone in the Universe.

Cost: Free

Virtual Reality Elevated San Francisco

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8:00 PM to Midnight

Design District
San Francisco, CA

You are welcome to join the special event on Saturday September 23rd from 8 pm-12 am in San Francisco's Design District for Virtual Reality Elevated, where you will experience HTC Vive fully immersive VR / MR+ 3D art while indulging in unlimited cannabis flower & concentrate tastings in our vape bar; infused treats, and an eclectic groovy playlist.

Throughout the evening guests are invited to discover and learn more about our favorite, high quality cannabis products courtesy of our sponsors: Outdoor flower provided by Flow Kana; Indoor flower by Snow Till; Vaping accessories by VapeXhale, Firefly & Davinci; Edibles by To Whom It May, Baceae and more; Delivery Service in San Francisco by Lifted Health & Wellness; Exclusive 3D experiences by Last

This event can be enjoyed by everyone; from the avid gamer, to those who have never tried VR before. With a variety of experiences to choose from, guests can do anything from walking a wire between the Twin Towers in 1974, to 3D painting, hunting zombies or dinosaurs; as well as an exclusive selection of action adventure experiences.

To spark your imagination, and provide further inspiration, a Tilt Brush artist will create a 3D art installation in Mixed Reality during the event, which will be projected on a wall.

Cost: $50 (for 25% discount, use the promotion code 420games)

Free Bay Area Blues Festival 2017

September 23 – 24, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Bay Area Blues Festival
Main Street ~ Alhambra to Court Streets
Historic Downtown Martinez, CA

The Bay Area Blues Festival is the merger of two great Festivals: the Downtown Martinez Italian Street Painting Festival and San Francisco’s Polk Street Blues Festival.

For many years, each of these long standing free events have attracted thousands of attendees to the communities where they have been held. Both have provided great forms of entertainment to the attendees and it made perfect sense for Steven Restivo Event Services, Inc. and Main Street Martinez Inc. to partner and bring both forms together into one great new Festival.

The Festival is held in Historic Downtown Martinez, CA on Saturday and Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017, from 10 am to 6 pm.

The event will feature amazing Blues music on two stages, Arts and Crafts Exhibitors, Gourmet Food booths, local Restaurants, community booths, kids activities, a Farmers Market, craft beer and fine wines, and of course chalk art! Kids can also purchase chalk to create their own design and have some creative fun!

If people are looking to escape the crowded big city and want to enjoy a warm, friendly neighborhood atmosphere, Historic Downtown Martinez is the place.

Cost: Free

Passionate Intimacy: A Couples Workshop

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 12:30 PM to 6:00 PM

2200 Marinship Way
Sausalito, CA

Do you long for the good old days when just a look from your partner could drive you wild with desire?  Are you lacking the fire and passion in your relationship?  Do you want to learn how to really connect with your partner at a more intimate level?

In this one day couples workshop we will help you reignite the flame with your partner and create a deeper level of intimacy and connection. Whether you’ve been together for 10 years or 10 weeks, you will leave this day with a renewed sense of intimacy and will understand how to create and maintain passion in your relationship. 

In this workshop you will learn how to:
·         Recognize and respect each other's shifting boundaries
·         Use different communication tools 
·         Connect with your partner on multiple levels 
·         Create a pleasure circuit through touch
·         Navigate between desire and surrender

Your Instructors:  Xanet Pailet and Kai Wu are sex and intimacy coaches, certified sexological body workers and certified tantra educators who each work with women, men and couples to help empower them around their sexuality and create more love and intimacy.  

Cost: $250 / couple

Reiki Explorer 1 and 2 in San Jose

September 23 - 24, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Cranial Sacral Therapy Center
541 W. Julian St.,
San Jose, CA

Turn on the healing power of your hands. Whether your goal is stress reduction, pain relief, self-development, or a desire to help those around you this phenomenal weekend has everything you need to practice Reiki on yourself, friends, and family. Our focus on practical uses, and innovative experiment driven approach builds confidence, give you everything you need to get you started, and deepen your understanding.

Class includes all the Reiki 1&2 basics, attunements connecting you to the energy of Reiki 1&2, instruction and practice in how to do sessions on yourself and others. Many practical techniques for common health issues are also taught, releasing headaches, grounding, charging objects, space clearing and more are also featured, including discussion on how to talk to family and friends about Reiki, Reiki on pets, and much more.

Facilitator: Jessica Miller

Cost: $400

Lady’s Tango Festival with Johana Copes & Tango Con*Fusión

September 22 –24, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Tango Con*Fusión
c/o 167 Tunstead Ave,
San Anselmo, California 94960

San Francisco’s 5th Annual Lady’s Tango Festival 

NOTE: You don't have to be a "Lady" to attend - everyone welcome!

Focus on followers - open to anyone interested in the follower's role or exchange of roles)

A full weekend of workshops with Johana Copes, daughter of legendary Juan Carlos Copes, and one of the most renowned dancers, choreographers and producers in the world of Tango Dance. Joining Johana will be San Francisco’s own Tango Con*Fusión

Friday: Milonga with class for Leaders & Followers with Johana Copes & Leo Sardella with Live Music by Trio Garufa and performances!

Saturday: 4 Followers’ Technique Workshops + 1 Lead/Follow Exchange Workshop Special Lady’s Tango Festival Night at the Vecher Tango Milonga in San Francisco

Sunday: 3 Followers’ Technique Workshops + 1 Lead/Follow Exchange Workshop Adornment Marathon + Tea & Chat

260 Full Weekend Pass
$130 One Day Pass
$35 Single Workshop
$25 Milonga with Class, Performances, Live Music of Trio Garufa

Equinox Clarity Breathwork Journey: Balance

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

Subud California at Palo Alto
330 Melville Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94103

Align with the Equinox, a sacred point of Balance of light/dark on the cusp of Fall. CLARIFY, EMBODY, EMPOWER your intentions and prayers. 

Experience Peace, Inspiration and Connection while pain and tension melt away with a group Breathwork Journey, Energy Healing, Movement and Ceremony.

Circular breathwork through the mouth is an ancient tool for cleansing, rejuvenating and harmonizing Body - Mind - Heart - Spirit.

During this inspiring workshop:
·         AWAKEN more Aliveness, Creativity, Connection, Wisdom and Love during a group breath journey to music while laying down comfortably, receiving guidance and hands-on support and energy healing (approx. 90-min)
·         EXPERIENCE a different state of Being in which CLARITY—Clear Seeing, Knowing, Sensing—can flow more freely.
·         ILLUMINATE Truth and Peace while old toxins, thoughts, beliefs, pain and emotions gently fall away.
·         ENJOY movement to music to help Liberate Your Body and Spirit.
·         LEARN simple tools to help dissipate stress, become more fully present, and empower your intentions.

Facilitator: Katherine Glasa

Cost: $40 - $50

Earthdance South Bay Ecstatic Dance in Lupin (TanQi Dance Therapy Featured Event)

September 23 - 24, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Lupin Lodge
Los Gatos, CA

Earthdance brings people together in a single moment of focused intention. Our festival, Earthdance South Bay is an ecstatic dance event at the naturist resort, Lupin Lodge. This day of workshops, lectures, classes, a prayer for peace ceremony, and evening of ecstatic dance, is synchronized with the United Nations’ International Day of Peace, benefiting The 418 Project, in Santa Cruz!

It will be an Ecstatic Dance style of music experience in a slow, medium, fast and wind down pattern with a Closing Circle/Sound Healing.  The weekend’s workshops, classes and lectures are all focused on the healing powers of touch, dance, and sound. Geared toward south bay ecstatic dance enthusiasts, the weekend is intended to bring dancers together to share their stories about how dance has transformed their life, but most importantly, to share in the vulnerability, joy, and cathartic emotional release dance provides.

Among the offered activities, you will be able to attend famous Dolphin Dance (Florence Lesur) and Cuddle Party (Sean Simic).

The event ticket grants you access to all lectures, workshops, and classes. It also includes the Lupin Lodge day fee (x2), overnight fee, and tent site fee. You are also invited to join the prayer for peace ceremony and the ecstatic dance evening celebration.

TanQi Dance Therapy is not affiliated with this event, and we do not benefit in any way from the event featuring or promotion. However, we are going there (for weekend only), and we encourage all group members and fans to join us for this incredible experience.


Cost: $95 / single; $130 / couple

Whirl Quantum Dance in San Jose

September 22 – 23, 2017 (Friday – Saturday)

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

A bridge between Dance Art and Technology (digital arts) inspired by Persian poetry, Hindu martial arts/ cosmology and Physics

We are all made of similar particles all physically connected to each other as part of a greater sublime WHOLE

Inspired by the poetry of RUMI, Omar Khayyam and many more...

Sahar Dehghan has observed for an intense period at the Geneva CERN in the winter 2016, collaborating with the nuclear physicist Andrea Latina to get inspiration for this project.

Cost: Varies

Starseed Equinox Retreat in the Redwoods

September 21 – 24, 2017 (Thursday – Sunday)

Happy Valley Conference Center
2159 Branciforte Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95065

You are invited to join Chief Elk Man & Narayani Gaia in this community of other awakening beings for a retreat in nature where we will be connecting deeply and rejuvenating together. We will be focusing on returning to the sacred within ourselves, communities, and the Universe.

Today's awake leaders have an opportunity to co-create alongside other healers who are also committed to healing the past, getting present and manifesting a radiant future for all our relations.

In this VORTEX weekend, you will practice meditation, movement, prayer. song, art, dance and learn tools and techniques that increase awareness, help you access deeper places of knowing and move forward from a place of deep empowerment that already exists within you.

If you are called to heal, serve and love more than ever, you are invited to join us.

The circle coming together for the Equinox retreat are committed to holding themselves and each other in integrity, accountability, embodiment and authentic radical expression of their gifts. We will Sing, Meditate, Eat Organic Meals, Do Sacred Art, Explore Group Channeling Sessions, Have Fire Circles, Star Teachings, Herb Walk and be with the magnificent redwoods.

By joining this event, you will:
·         Cultivate Leadership Skills
·         Deepen with Nature
·         Rejuvenate with Organic Food
·         Gather with other Healers
·         Participate in channelling circles
·         Receive Medicine Wheel Trainings
·         Meditate, Pray, Sing and Dance

This all-inclusive 4-day retreat includes:
·         All meals + Snacks
·         Lodging in Cabins
·         Daily Workshops
·         Nightly Fire Ceremonies
·         Starseed Knowledge Teachings
·         Singing Circles
·         NATIVE Herb Walks
·         Facilitation Training
·         Channeling Circles

Cost: $333 - $1,250


All Gender Play Party with Monique, Cathy & Peter

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM PDT

San Jose, CA

This is an experiential play party for the sensually adventurous. This special afternoon welcomes ALL and is very gender friendly. This is an invitation to dive deeply into yourself and each other in ways you may have been afraid to do in the past. This is the play party you want to come to even if you've never been to a play party before.

Peter, Cathy, and Monique are thrilled to be leading this play party that is all about a feast of your senses. There will be good food and sensation stations to explore. We will also be singing happy birthday and having fun ringing in the new year for Peter.

We create an expansive, feeling-full environment charged with electricity, yet warmly grounded and earthy. A safe and sacred container for exploring kisses and hugs in a relaxed, sex-positive space. This play party encourages your curiosity about taking your own sensual play space to the next level. This afternoon is a celebration of imagination, curiosity, and Peter Petersen, so you may experience as many flavors as you dare. Come dressed in something that makes you feel sacred and sexy!

First let Peter open you up through movement practice called qigong, getting you out of your minds and into your hearts.

Next let us led you through a series of conscious connective touch as we begin to take a room full of strangers on an intimate exploration of themselves through one another. Then let us lead you through a welcome circle where a room of strangers slowly opens up and winds up on the same page, having the opportunity to be seen, heard, and understood in ways maybe you have never even imagined!

This in not for the people who has not been at cuddle parties, and who does not know what cuddle or snuggle parties are. In order to attend, you have attended an official cuddle party or get an exception from one of the facilitators. Heavy adult content!

Cost: $25 - $60

Cuddle Party by Cathy Vartuli & Monique Darling

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

San Jose, CA

Cuddle Party is a 3 1/2-hour workshop experience where participants engage in communication exercises, explore touch in a non-sexual space, experience personal exploration and intimacy, and have fun with like-minded friends from the community.

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

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

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

Cost: $35/single; $60/couple

Tantric Massage Secrets (for couples)

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM PDT

Livermore, CA

The beneficial aspects of Tantra Massage are many. Its significance today as an instrument of healing is far-reaching.

This is not only a massage class, but also a spiritual course. Come learn to feel, use and channel energy in your body. Tantra massage involved spiritual learnings, mind opening transformations and life changing connection with people on the deepest level.

Tantra massage is also a gateway to reclaiming our bodies from shame. As we include the entire body in this loving experience of touch, we reconnect our entire self. As we receive this touch, we release layers of shame we carry around our body appearance and our true sexual nature.

Let's share a sensual connection and awaken one another with massage, energy and Tantric touch! This playshop includes advanced tantric touch techniques for couples. This will be an opportunity to explore intimacy and erotic pleasure; deepen your connection through the power of conscious breath and touch, extend and intensify ecstatic pleasure and bliss. One of the great pleasures of an intimate sexual relationship is the capacity of the human body to enjoy extended orgasm. This event will include demonstrations and hands on experience of intimate and sensual touch techniques. There will be no rotation. You will work with your partner throughout the event.

Bring a partner you wish to explore this journey of intimacy with.

Facilitators: Monique Darling and Peter Petersen

Cost: $69 - $99 / couple

Tantric Lovemaking: Ritual, Theory, and Practice

Monday, September 18, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

East Bay Venue
Oakland, CA 94609

Think about all the reasons we have sex: Pleasure, intimacy, love, performance, conquest, wanting to give, wanting to receive, and on and on...

Tantra approaches sex as a spiritual practice. Our sexual energy is fuel for spiritual growth. Sexual connection is a path to awakening to the true nature of self and universe. Tantrik sex has no goal beyond realization and no prescribed way it should look. In fact, the practice involves removing all ego, pre-conception, and expectation and instead moving into the spontaneity of the present moment. Moving beyond the stories and beliefs about what sex means, we become truly alive through this powerful spiritual practice.

In this workshop, you will learn:
* Tantric lovemaking ritual - how to bring the sacred into your sexual practice
* Transfiguration - the practice of calling the divine to flow through you and your partner
* Brahmacharya and Sublimation - how to move beyond genital-centered orgasms into full-body bliss

And you will have the invitation to experience:
* Letting go of expectations and beliefs around sex
* Inhabiting the spontaneous present moment through connection
* Opening up to more intimacy
* Channeling your body's energy and sharing it with a partner

This workshop is appropriate for all levels of experience. While we will be talking about sex and exploring sexual energy, there will be no explicit sexual contact and clothing will stay on. Open to singles, couples, triads etc... and people of all genders.

Facilitators: Leslie Grace and Matt Sturm

Cost: $30

Unveiling the Secrets to Female Pleasure - Men only workshop

Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

The Yoni Temple
6536 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609

A men only class! Years of teaching women about their bodies and pleasure in heterosexual relationships have consistently brought up the question, "Would you please teach the men this stuff?!!!" Even with their boyfriends and husbands being fantastic lovers this information is a game changer. Like anything in life, if we want to be good at something we go to school, take a course, practice and study. And yet no one receives a detailed sex education on what is possible with intimacy, pleasure and orgasm. How do women want to be touched, what do their bodies need to achieve multiple types of orgasm, how to create safety so you and your woman can explore your fantasies and edges. We are expected to know about our own pleasure and our partner’s bodies with little more than porn to guide us. Which is not the way most women want to be touched or made love to. Just to be clear: your ladies love you and your sex life! This is an invitation to learn what we all want to know...how to have amazing sex when the secret details about our bodies and pleasure are unveiled.

In this workshop, you will get the following:
-The anatomy of arousal, the physical and energetic sexual orgasmic potential
-How to listen to a woman's body in ways they crave
-Establishing safety so women can open and surrender
-How to communicate your needs and listen to theirs
-Learning how to initiate sexual energy that is well received
-The art of conscious touch - this is a game changer!

Facilitator: Ashley Apple

Cost: $55