Finding the Joy of Connection and Powerful Healing in
this compassionate dance. Join award winning Teacher Sonja Riket in her
signature workshop on the somatic approach to Argentine Tango. Using somatic
exercises, we will explore our body's ability to listen and respond to
another's presence in preparation for partner dancing. Guided by the music we
will share the joy of communicating through simple Tango steps. No dance
experience or partner necessary.
Special Instructions for Participants:
Please sign up well ahead of time; registered students
will have priority when the workshop is full. Please come on time and attend
the full workshop. Ring bell studio yoga/dance and wait to be buzzed in! No
shoes necessary, socks or barefoot is fine.
Dance the night away in anything… but clothes. Create a
costume from cardboard, bubble wrap, newspaper, trash bags, duct tape… or even
a lampshade on your head. Of course, you may wear nothing at all, but this is a
chance to use your imagination and get creative.
DJs: Tangerine and Moonbeam
Cost: $15 for a non-members evening pass (staring at 5 pm
and including full use of pools, sauna, and other facilities), spend the entire
day with us hiking trails, enjoying the pool, hot tub and sauna for $35, or
stay overnight with us in a private yurt for $135.
FREE to the public. Dance-A-Vision Oakland Dance Festival
brings the best local dancers, choreographers, studios and teachers to Jack
London Square for one day of fabulous rhythm and fun. This festival will
showcase a dazzling array of dance genres including jazz, ballet, modern,
hip-hop, folkloric dance and more. From little ones to professional adults,
dancers of all ages will perform and celebrate the power of dance. In addition
to performances, this event will feature workshops, master classes, and more.
Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM PDT
43 Topaz Way
San Francisco, CA 94131
Initiate this Spring with completion, clarity, and
connection. In this process-oriented workshop you will consciously grieve,
release, and heal with compassion and unconditional love in a safe space.
Grief shows up in many forms and for many reasons. The
loss of a parent or caregiver, the loss of a child (including miscarriages), a
divorce/breakup, a major life transition, the loss of a job, the loss of an
identity, the death of a beloved pet, or even a challenging political
Embrace your grief, bring it to the light, and growth and
transformation will happen. Pain turns to praise, the wound turns to a
blessing, the sorrow into strength, and depression into freedom!
Wars has taken a dream of unbelievable, glowing fun and turned it into a
reality. At Blacklight Wars, we have developed the world’s first neon-colored
water glow battle that will allow you and your friends to have a once in a
lifetime opportunity. Armed with Liquid Glow Water Balloons, Glow Soakers,
and Glow Balls, you will drench an opposing team in Liquid Glow by bombarding
them in a Glow Arena filled with more black lights than you’ve ever seen. When
the war begins, participants have a chance to create a serious glow
masterpiece. It’s like an epic water balloon fight, but even better—it glows in
night of neon fun will include a booming DJ at the main stage, as well as
vendors, food, drinks, and a party unlike any other.
a white shirt!
can choose any white t-shirt or you can wear your awesome commemorative
Blacklight Wars t-shirt that is given to you with your registration.
must wear goggles while in the Glow Arena. Goggles will be available for
purchase at the merchandise tent, or feel free to bring your own.
an epic Blacklight War!
you choose to use our complimentary Liquid Glow Balls, available in the Glow
Arena. Or, you can purchase Liquid Glow Water Balloons and Glow Soakers at the
merchandise tent. Armed and ready to begin your Blacklight War, the DJ gives
the green light to begin, that’s where the fun starts. Throw, shoot and bombard
the other team with as much Liquid Glow as possible. Truly the world’s most
exciting water fight!
we had to insert a step 4, it would be to enjoy every minute of this incredible
event. When the Blacklight War is over, you will be glowing from head to toe
under our black lights with Neon Liquid Glow!
with your first Blacklight War? Well, stick around and head to the main stage.
DJs will light up the night, have you dancing and making memories that will
last a lifetime.
in the Park SF is Mark Foehringer Dance Project's annual outdoor dance event
featuring dance companies from all around the San Francisco Bay Area.
us at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, between the
DeYoung Museum and Academy of Sciences.
year’s line-up includes: Axis Dance Company, PostBallet, Printz Dance Project,
Kinetech Arts, Dance Theatre of San Francisco, The Anata Project, sjDANCEco,
Tanya Bello’s Project. B. , Ktdavisdance, Fact/SF, burnsWORK, MFDP Ensemble,
Natasha Carlitz Dance Ensemble, Rogelio Lopez and Dancers, Conservatory for
Contemporary Dance Arts, SJSU University Dance Theater, San Francisco Ballet
School Trainees, LINES Ballet BFA at Dominican University, Alonzo King LINES
Ballet Training Program, Folklorico Nacional Mexicano, Sambaxe, The New Ballet
School, and works by Bay Area choreographers Katharine Hawthorne, Diane Frank,
and Carly Lave.
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
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...
find that we are hiding from each other, fighting with each other.
are we to drop this old, rusty armor so that we may, at last, see each other
clearly… hold each other closely?
You will learn and practice at this weekend workshop 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
Join us for the New Moon in Taurus with Dreamcatcher
Making, Oracle Card Readings, Crystal Meditation, letting go, intention
setting, and of course tea, cookies, and other delicious goodies!
We'll start off dreamcatcher making with a crystal
accompanied meditation to get us in the space for attracting the oracle message
that we are meant to discover on this magical evening. You won't want to miss
this journey, so come along for the ride!
“Emotions, in my experience, aren't covered by single
words. I don't believe in "sadness," "joy," or
"regret." Maybe the best proof that the language is patriarchal is
that it oversimplifies feeling. I'd like to have at my disposal complicated
hybrid emotions, Germanic train-car constructions like, say, "the
happiness that attends disaster." Or: "the disappointment of sleeping
with one's fantasy." I'd like to show how "intimations of mortality
brought on by aging family members" connects with "the hatred of
mirrors that begins in middle age." I'd like to have a word for "the
sadness inspired by failing restaurants" as well as for "the
excitement of getting a room with a minibar." I've never had the right
words to describe my life, and now that I've entered my story, I need them more
― Jeffrey Eugenides,
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
- 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.
- 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
Workshop Facilitators: Tanya Pekker, LMFT, and Michael
Cost: Recommended donation $15 (cash, at the door), FREE
for the first-time visitors
A Puja is a Tantric Ritual of Presence and Connection to
the Self, fellow human beings and the Divine. It is a beautiful practice of
surrender and trust in the perfection of all that takes place. Kailani's Puja's
are circular, so the participants move from partner to partner, diving deeper
with each station into Beingness and Awareness. Our Puja partners become our
sacred mirrors and show us more of who we are.
This is a fully clothed event. You are invited to
participate at exactly the level that feels right for you. Open to singles,
couples, triads, etc... and people of all genders.
Wanderlust 108 is a field day for your inner child. Hold
the plastic trophy, because we have better prizes: a full day of self-awareness
and inner peace with a vibrant community. Community instead of competition? There’s
nothing better than that.
5K RUN - Part 1
This is a 5K (+/-) your way, so don’t sweat it. Or do.
Run or walk, prance or skip, stroll, or strut—we don’t mind. Just make it to
the finish line.
YOGA - Part 2
75 minutes of DJ-powered yoga will get you in the mood to
flow. That’s the Wanderlust way. Whether it’s your first or 500th time on you
mat, you’ll find your true rhythm.
MEDITATION - Part 3
Bliss out in a group meditation to clear your mind, relax
your body, and complete the mindful triathlon.
Hidden Mystery of Tarot taught by Rev. Judith Catalano ...This you won’t learn
is a wonderful opportunity to invite your curios friends and family. There are sooo many people interested in this
is one thing to look at the cards and reveal the words written in a book, and
quite another to extract the life-force contained in the Images. Reading the Tarot is not intellectual, but
mystical...spiritual, and healing.
Tarot speaks the language of the soul.
are you creating?
you on your path?
see for yourself. Let the tarot show you
how simple it is!
to the core. Get a reminder of your
infinite spirit creating in the body
on a vocal journey through the sacred sounds of ancient India. Drawing from an
unbroken tradition of Indian devotional singing, Bhakti Lounge will introduce
and lead us in the ancient practice of "Kirtan" (or chanting), the
heart of devotional yoga. This practice of calling to the divine creates a
bridge between the individual and the eternal, opening the heart and welcoming
the spirit. Sometimes soft and meditative and sometimes loud and wildly
rhythmic, Kirtan takes the participant on a deep emotional and musical journey
through our mostly unexplored inner world.
As the world seems to spin and change faster and faster
and becomes more polarized, our time together becomes even more precious. We
can slow down, really BE, Connect with ourselves, each other, and the Greater
Web of Life, cultivate Unity and Co-Create Healing, Wisdom and Beauty. There is
so much talent to be celebrated in Our Community. We will create a beautiful
village of abundance WITH YOU!
-All-Day outdoor VILLAGE featuring our Community’s
talents and gifts with Community-Led Classes, Healing Sessions and Marketplace.
-FIve WHC-led workshops: Opening Healing Ceremony,
Indigenous Health & Wisdom, Sound and Dance Medicine, Craft-Making, Closing
Our intention is to enjoy and expand our community of
talented resources, learn from each other and delight in our shared gifts. We
hope to inspire and stir your interest to continue raising the quality of your
health to the next level through a variety of alternative practices.
Connect with an amazing community of women healing
practitioners, educators, farmers, ceremonialists, scientists, engineers,
entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and dancers, to share, learn, explore,
expand, and rejuvenate.
was the last time you felt that everything in your life is flowing? Do you feel
that you are stuck and cannot get out of your current situation? Would you like
to have Divine guidance in your life? Come and experience Inner Dance - Guided
Dance, that lets you explore your inner talents and abilities through the
process of trust and surrender. You are full of unlimited potential that is
always there, inside of you. All you need to do is ask for it to show up and
trust that it will.
dance is a gentle but powerful practice of awakening to the wisdom of your own
body. During inner dance, you become aware of your reality as it brings clarity
to what is truly going on within you in the present moment.
you feel called to this transformational practice, come "dance" with
and touch are used during the Inner Dance as guidance tools during this
you need to do, is lay down, relax and enjoy the process!
participants are invited to meet Saturday, April 22nd at 11:00AM at the
northwest corner outside of the Ferry Building, between the Farmer's Market and
Starbucks. The group will have time to gather and renew old acquaintances as
well as help initiate new riders.
ride is scheduled to start just after Noon.
decide how much bare you can dare, you can go all out in the joy of sun clad
nakedness, go topless, bikinis, body paint or latex, leotard or lingerie, or
tuxedos, whatever you feel like. For this ride, however, since an oil spill is
the target of our angst, an appropriate statement can be made to mimic spilled
oil. Nude riders can use black body paint splattered or coated. Those a little
timid about nudity can use black trash bags that resemble spilled oil. Or you
can be even more creative and artistic with black latex body paint to achieve a
sheen and gloss that looks like spilled oil. Since it is Earth Day we are
celebrating the environment, so if you don't go the bare route or the oil spill
look, then adorn yourself with green colors; shoes, hats, scarves, capes,
whatever, to promote a greener way of life.
or skateboards have ridden along with us in the past. Also, we had our first
tandem bike in our last ride. How about a nude unicyclist? And music maestro
please. How about some of you musical bikes from Rock The Bike sounding off
ride will focus on downtown SOMA areas, Embarcadero, and most flat areas along
the financial area downtown. We will go down to Fisherman's Wharf and then back
toward the Earth Day Festival at the Civic Center where we will pass by its
outer edges before ending our ride in the Castro.
April 22, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
with a free swing dance lesson at 2:30 p.m. featuring both Charleston and
alternatives to Charleston in side by side "closed position." Both
beginners with no experience, as well as advanced Swing dancers will get
something useful out of this fun and creative social dance lesson.
the lesson, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., there will be a Vintage 1950's style
rock n' roll record hop with open dancing to the jumpin'-est jump blues and
traditional rockabilly to make you twirl, spin, and swing to.
your friends, because the best part is.... it’s all free.
Join Dance Generators, USF’s intergenerational
performance company, for a lively workshop that engages participants in our
signature dance/theater process. We invite people of all ages to explore memory
through movement, practicing improvisation and composition with dynamic group
of students, adults and elders from throughout the Bay Area. You can also catch
a sneak peak of the company’s new work, and learn more about San Francisco’s
premiere intergenerational performance ensemble. Come ready to move,
collaborate and play!
Dance Generators West is a part of the University of San
Francisco's Department of Performing Arts and Social Justice.
Company members range in age from their teens through
their eighties. The Company believes that the combinations of physical and
creative energies found in dance succeeds in motivating and inspiring activity
and interaction between people of all ages who are at times, isolated from one
Through dance, the company shatters commonly held
stereotypes about ageing, and creates bridges between people of all ages. Dance Generators show audiences that people
who have been in motion for over 50 years bring unique qualities to dance.
enjoy the Post 420 Paint Night of lifted & artistic fun!!!
painting session which includes paint brushes, paint and a 11x14 canvas
painting created by you. LIVE DJ Mixing new & old school; Hip-Hop, R&B
and Neo Soul. Complimentary refreshments. Cocktail Bar. BYOC or purchase
and seating provided with purchase of Mix and Match ticket. NO Mix and Match
tickets will be available at the door.
his interactive, family-friendly festival will include
more than 100 local organizations, arts and crafts, live music and
performances, food trucks, bike valet, electric vehicle demo, environmental
exhibits, eco-passport and prizes, and more.
Everything in this universe is energy. The aura is simply
an electromagnetic energy field that surrounds you, and it is an incredible
blessing. Problems arise, however, when our aura is weak. The electromagnetic
field is something we have to maintain in order for its integrity and strength
to remain working for us, like a divine shield.
The ancient science of Kundalini yoga shares many
technologies that build this field of energy. In this workshop, you will
experience a variety of these sophisticated techniques that will increase your
aura’s strength and radiance.
Accompanying this experience is sound healer, Danny
Goldberg. In the last hour, you will rest in Savasana as you are guided into a
deep meditation by the sound vibrations of the singing bowls, gongs and chimes.
These healing vibrations pass through the body, opening blockages and allowing
the mind to quiet. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions, and
cognition, is apparent.
the Bay Area Dance Week and on Earth Day, Presidio Dance Theatre and The City
Waves present FREE 5Rhythms Community Dance Workshop on Saturday, April 22.
dance with Alessandro Moruzzi and Vehllia Tranne in celebration of joy and
freedom. Dancing the 5Rhythms is a practice—a dynamic way to both workout and
to meditate in the same breath. They teach us that life is energy in motion,
freeing us from any fixed notions about people, places, objects or ideas. We
dance to an eclectic blend of world music, soul, classics, rock, electronica
and other music until the dancer disappears and only the dance remains.
5Rhythms – Flowing Staccato Chaos Lyrical Stillness – are states of Being.
They are a map to everywhere we want to go, on all planes of consciousness –
inner and outer, forward and back, physical, emotional and intellectual. They
are markers on the way back to a real self, a vulnerable, wild passionate,
welcomed! No experience necessary. We dance barefoot or dance shoes only.
Please come ready to sweat, bring your curiosity, a water bottle and your
friends. Wheelchair accessible. Please plan to arrive on time.
Freedom fest is a medical marijuana show catering to those who may benefit from
the medical use of marijuana. This will be one of the premiere events of the
year with live entertainment and a huge amount of exhibits including medical
marijuana dispensaries, collectives, caregivers, evaluation services, legal
services, educational institutions, equipment, accessories, and many more. 420
Freedom fest will be an educational event with a full weekend of seminars and
presentations by industry leaders, advocates, and attorneys. Whether you are a
patient or someone who wants to learn more about medical marijuana, there is something
Santa Clara Cultural Commission is excited to invite you
to our Free Friday Night Live performance for April, Caminos Flamencos.
“Noche de Flamenco”. Featuring Emmy Award-winning
Choreographer/Dancer Yaelisa and her amazing flamenco troupe in an evening of
passion and art performing the expressive and energetic flamenco of Spain!
City of Santa Clara is proud to host our residents and
their friends. Please invite friends and family for a fun Friday evening in
City of Santa Clara, "The Center of What's Possible"!
Join us for a soulful evening of deep connection,
conscious touch and blissful dancing. This event is created by the SoulPlay
Festival team (formerly Ecstatic Festival) to give you a taste of this
festival's spirit. Come prepared to let loose, express yourself fully, and drop
into delightful connections with other humans.
Activities (exact schedule to be announced):
- Ecstatic Dance with DJ Leapin’ Lygress
- "Contact Improv Introductions" with Sue
- "The Pleasure of Conscious Touch" with Ashley
- Sound Bath (TBD)
- Tea Service by Immodestea
- Cuddle space
- Snacks and more!
Cost: Online sliding scale - $20-$35; at the door sliding
scale - $30-$45