SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Afro-Cuban Dance Party with CMC’s Cuban Salsa Ensemble

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Community Music Center
544 Capp St.,
San Francisco, CA


Come dance, listen, hang out and experience smoking Cuban charanga music at Community Music Center – it’s free. CMC’s own Cuban Salsa Ensemble will be performing as part of the Mission Arts Performance Project (MAPP). There will be two sets of swinging Cuban dance music, from Danz√≥n to Timba, with a free dance lesson from their very own Rodrigo Ipince starting at 6:30.

6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Salsa Dance Class with Rodrigo Ipince
7:00 pm – 9:15 pm CMC Cuban Salsa Ensemble (Afro Cuban Dance Music)

Cost: Free



San Francisco’s Color Fight: Holi 2017

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

California College of the Arts SF (CCA SF)
1111 8th St,
San Francisco, CA


The ancient springtime Hindu festival of color and throwing stuff at people comes to San Francisco when Asha, an Indian non-profit agency, brings Holi to the SoMissPo (that little pocket in between SoMa, the Mission and Potrero Hill).

Typically each year there’s a DJ and dancing as you throw water and non-toxic, water soluble, chalk colors at your friends, family, and strangers.

You will arrive looking like your beautiful self, and you’ll leave looking like your beautiful self just left a rainbow factory explosion.

Cost: $15 - $20 (unlimited colors included)

Free 39th Annual “St. Stupid’s Day” Parade in SF

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Transamerica Pyramid
600 Montgomery St,
San Francisco, CA



The Annual St. Stupid’s Day Parade, presented by First Church of the Last Laugh (FCLL), is a celebration of stupidity, so wear something silly, bring your solo socks, spare pennies and losing lottery tickets and gather with all the other stupids to do the silliest walk of all.

It all starts at the foot of the “point building” (Transamerica Pyramid) at noon and heads up Columbus Ave. to Washington Square Park to ask the question, “What is Ben Franklin doing in Washington Square Park?” There will be a ridiculous talent contest and free lunch.

Cost: Free


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Path to Stillness: Yoga & Meditation Workshop

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Downtown Yoga Shala
450 S 1st Street,
San Jose, California 95113


Discover how to let go, focus, and find peaceful stillness through movement and meditation. In this two-hour workshop, we will combine energizing vinyasa flow sequences with different mindfulness practices. We will synchronize Pranayama (breath), with Asana (postures), opening up Prana (life energy), and then bliss out through guided meditation, finding our path to stillness. Each week we will present a different theme with different asanas and meditations.

Path to Stillness is perfect for people who are new to yoga and meditation as well as practitioners who are looking for a yoga/meditation community. Each class will build on the last so it would be most beneficial to attend the series, but not required. Only requirements are an open mind and an open heart.

Presented by: Christine Pham & Heidi BK Sloss

Cost: $35

Sunset Silent Disco Beach Dance Party

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5 PM - 7:30 PM

Ocean Beach
San Francisco, California


There is so much love for beach yoga dance parties, so here we go... join… for the grand beginning of Beach Yoga Dance Parties in SF.

Live DJ Umami with 2 channels of epic music.
channel 1 - DJ Umami's hip hop/ remixes / feel good hot sunset beats!
channel 2 - play the hits - 80s / Beyonce/ fleetwood mac/ kygo..
You'll have the option to switch to 2 channels anytime.

Music, sunshine + community are the best. we hope to have you

You'll get headphones and an epic live DJ experience at sunset, and dancing on the beach with new and old friends.

Option to join us for a closing meditation from 7:15-7:30pm

Cost: $20-$25


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Dance Elemental - Ecstatic Dance Journey

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8 PM - 11 PM

Center for Creative Living
1460 Koll Cir, Ste C,
San Jose, California 95112



Don't be FOOLED! We are definitely DANCING this April Fools' Day!

Embody the Music with your dance tribe. This unique expression of Ecstatic Dance Culture is inspired by nature-centered spiritual paths. Dance with Air - Fire - Water - Earth - Spirit. Embody your Divine Nature on a journey back to your center.

Our sweet little APRIL FOOLS' DAY invitation is to come DRESSED TO PLAY!

We will explore our INNER CHILDREN together, and make space to play freely and remember the childlike innocence we were born with.

Our DJ - KATHERINE GLASA - is a Movement Catalyst who delivers joy with elevating rhythms, weaving Ambient / Soul / R&B / Deep House / Sensual grooves / Positive Hip Hop / World Beat / Tribal... and more. Come bear witness to her amazing feel for energetic flow. She is also an Earth Honoring Minister, Somatic Healing, Breathwork and Energy Work Facilitator.

Cost: $15 / person, $25 / couple (pre-registration)



In The Swing

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7 PM - 11 PM

Open Embrace
20368 Clay Street
Cupertino, CA


Open Embrace would be hosting an evening of music and dance with an Outstanding Bay Area Jazz-Swing instrumental and vocal group performing songs of Swing Era, Bebop, Latin Jazz.

We will serve full dinner buffet with drinks and deserts.

Cost: $30.00 admission with reservations by March 29 to: lena.open.embrace@gmail.com or 408 859-3783 with msg. without reservations $35.00 if available.

Payments at the door, we will open at 7pm, music will start 7:30-45.


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Free Powerful Meditation with Satyavati Ma

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Recreation Hall of Infinity Towers
Infinity Towers
338 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105


What does Satya Meditation do?

It awakens our “Kundalini Energy” (dormant primordial energy) residing within us. This awakened energy is experienced in the form of vibratory awareness on our nervous system - sympathetic (left and right) and parasympathetic (central).

We begin to realize the truth about ourselves, on our own nervous system. Once this self-knowledge starts flowing, our personality, which may sometimes be imbalanced, slowly begins to become whole and balanced.

Benefits:
  1. Helps release the blocks in the nervous system, and nurtures the nerve plexuses also known as ‘chakras’. These nerve plexuses or chakras, in turn, rejuvenate the organs around them to keep the body free of any illness / disease, bringing balance and equilibrium within and outside oneself. Thus, meditating daily leads to immense self-healing.
  2. Peace of mind and deep relaxation, leading to increase in efficiency and better time-management
  3. Enhanced creativity and problem-solving skills
  4. All-round development of personality resulting in progress, prosperity, well-being and confidence
  5. Improved communication skills and emotional understanding resulting in better relationships at home and work
Cost: Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-powerful-meditation-with-satyavati-ma-renowned-teacher-from-india-tickets-32561086085


Inner Journey Circles

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Embodiment Arts Collective
3490 20th St, Fl 3rd,
San Francisco, California 94110


Join the workshop for embodied explorations of shamanic and meditation practices, drawn from earth-based and animist traditions.

By strengthening our connections with elements of nature and non-human beings, we are able to move through life with greater awareness, compassion, insight, and strength.

Through these practices you can learn to:
- release negative emotional and psychic energies
- develop enduring relationships with loving and helpful spirits
- create a meaningful and personalized spiritual practice
- access spiritual and intuitive powers for personal and collective healing

No previous experience necessary - all levels are welcome.

We offer this practice so that our community can thrive in this time of great challenge and great possibility. All are welcome to participate. Join us and dream a new world into being!

Facilitators: Nick Venegoni and Laura Perlin

Cost: $25 - $35


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Free Workshop: Falling in Love as an Altered State

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM - 7 PM

California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS)
1453 Mission St,
San Francisco, California 94103


Michael will explore how falling in love alters our reality as well as our selves, somewhat akin to the experience of madness. Among the questions he will explore:
* What are the preconditions for falling in love?
* What is the erotic nature of love, and why do we fall out of love?
* Is this experience real, or imagined?
* Can erotic love prevail, or does it need to transform into a more reality-based, selfless form of loving, in order to endure?

Michael’s presentation will be followed by a discussion with Frank Echenhofer.

Cost: Free



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Free Workshop: Deepening Intimacy

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

114 Los Altos Court,
Santa Cruz, CA 95060



Join this mini workshop, and discover a beautiful, growing community of HAI, dedicated to bringing more love to our planet, one human being at a time — whatever your color, ethnicity, age, body size, ability, religion, spiritual practice or none, gender or sexual orientation.

It’s two hours of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming, safe and supportive environment, where you’ll get a clear sense of our weekend workshops — deeply powerful, personal growth experiences that begin with Love Is A Miracle (Level 1).


During your mini workshop, as with all our weekend workshops — created for singles and couples alike — you’re always 100% at choice. Every aspect of HAI is created for you to grow and thrive, which includes having your personal boundaries honored.

So open your heart and get ready to:
- Enhance your capacity to love and be loved
- Speak your truth and be fully supported
- Broaden your listening skills
- Take risks / push your edges a bit
- Deepen your empathy and compassion
- Question societal beliefs and conditioning
- Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, inclusive space where we welcome all adults

Cost: Free


Progressive Muscle Relaxation Routine: Dance Workshop (W37)

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

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


Progressive muscular relaxation, or PMR, is useful for relaxing your body when your muscles are tense.

The idea behind PMR is that you tense up a group of muscles, so that they're tightly contracted. Hold them in a state of extreme tension for a few seconds, and then relax the muscles normally. Then, consciously relax your muscles even more. This process of moving from intense tension to deep muscular relaxation helps interrupt your body's fight-or-flight response when you're experiencing fear or stress. Throughout this exercise you may visualize the muscles tensing and a wave of relaxation flowing over them as you release that tension.



Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the episodes, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- All ages and physical capabilities are welcome. You choose you own level of participation and involvement.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a wave” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT

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


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Free Workshop-Learn to Heal your Physical & Emotional Pain

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

226 Edelen Ave,
Los Gatos, CA


This Workshop will teach you to:
1. Use a simple and powerful technique to transform and heal the thoughts, beliefs, emotions, traumas, and experiences that are contributing to your pain and undesirable results and preventing you from obtaining happiness, success, health, and well-being.
2. Access your intuition to identify the unconscious limiting beliefs and emotions contributing to the issues to be healed.
3. Manifest your heart's desires. 

Results from Healing Sessions:
*Eliminate stress, anger, fear, resentment, depression, and hurt
*Eliminate physical & emotional pain
*Remove blocks and limiting beliefs
*Heal injuries, diseases, and trauma
*Create success, well-being, and happiness
*Heal & attract healthy relationships
*Learn to love and forgive yourself and others unconditionally
*Enhance your intuition
*Create what you want in your life

Facilitator: Laura Quirke

Cost: Free

Tantra Basics Workshop

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

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



Tantra is the spiritual path of awakening and becoming whole through the practice of bringing awareness into your body and embracing all that life has to offer. Through this practice, tune into the energy of your body and your partner and channel it for awakening and healing. As a Tantrika, you will learn to harness your bliss as fuel for spiritual growth.

During this workshop, you will:
·         Learn the basic history, theory, and practice of Tantra
·         Experience Tantric meditation and breath-work
·         Connect to your chakras and tune into to your subtle energy
·         Through the practice of Transfiguration, see the divine in yourself and your partner
·         Embody the Divine Masculine and Feminine
·         Explore partner exercises to share conscious touch, cultivate intimacy, and share energy

This is a fully clothed event, perfect for beginners. You are welcome to participate at exactly the level that feels right for you. Open to singles, couples, triads, etc... and people of all genders.

Facilitators: Leslie Grace and Matt Sturm

Cost: $25


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Clarity Breathwork and Movement Journey

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM PDT

Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303


Experience PeaceJoyinspiration and Connection while pain and tension melt away with a group Breathwork Journey. Circular breathwork through the mouth is an ancient and sacred tool for cleansing, rejuvenating, and harmonizing body-mind-heart-spirit.

·         Work with the power of intention.
·         Awaken more Aliveness, Wellness, Creativity, Wisdom and Love during a powerfully healing 75-min group breath journey while laying down comfortably, with music, guidance, and hands-on support.
·         Enjoy inspiring movement dancing to music before/after the breath jouney to Liberate Your Body & Spirit.
·         Illuminate Truth, Peace, Love, Joy and Wellbeing while old toxins, thoughts, beliefs, pain and emotions gently fall away.
·         Experience an altered state of consciousness where Clarity—clear seeing, knowing, sensing—can flow more freely.

Facilitator: Katherine Glasa

Cost: $35 - $45.


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IntraHealth Holistic Healing and Wellness Faire

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

IntraHealth
21020 Homestead Rd., Suite 2,
Cupertino, 95014, CA


Free 10-minute sessions in:

Pain-Relief & Prevention: Physical Therapy and Chiropractic: Petra Eggert, DC, PT, Doctor of Chiropractic and Physical Therapist

Intuitive Body Scan: Helene Rothschild, MS, MA, LMFT, Holistic, Intuitive Counselor

Chinese Pulse / Tongue Diagnosis or Nutritional Response Training: Marie Jacobson, LAc, NTP, Licensed Acupuncturist / Herbalist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Yoga Consultation: Coco Pastizzo, RYT Certified Yoga Teacher

Reiki Healing: Sean Simic, Master Reiki Teacher

A Gift of Clarity – Learn of your amazing abilities: Q&A with Brian Rainie, Intuitive Methodologies

Chakra Assessment: Ritika Rose OTR /L; CLC, Mind Body Spiritual Awareness Coaching/Healing

Cost: $10 (suggested donations)


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Chakra Workshop: Clearing and Balancing Chakras on yourself & others


Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT

Nataqua House
220 Nataqua Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044


Building on the essentials of Energy Medicine, learn about Chakra Clearing. Balance your own chakras as you clear out old, stagnant energy to bring in vibrant, new energy. Receive training on how to balance others’ chakras. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or massage table.

Cost: $40



Cuddle Party in Santa Clara

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:30-6:30 PM

351 Lowell Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051


A Cuddle Party is: A structured, safe workshop on boundaries, communication, intimacy and affection. A drug and alcohol-free way to meet fascinating people in a relaxing environment. A laboratory where you can experiment with what makes you feel safe and feel good.

This playful, fun workshop has been a place for people to rediscover non-sexual touch and affection, a space to reframe assumptions about men and women, and a great networking event to meet new friends, roommates, business partners and significant others.

Can Cuddle Party restore your faith in humanity? It just might. But at the very least, you’ll have a great time, and leave feeling relaxed and inspired.

Facilitator: Yvonne Shevnin

Cost: $40 per person / $60 per couple / $10 Students


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Holy Fire Reiki Healing Night - Open to All!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Reiki Energy Healing
174 S. Main Street,
Milpitas, California 95035



You are invited to attend Reiki Healing Night which includes:

- A brief introduction to Reiki
- Stories about how Reiki has impacted others
- A healing attunement
- Snacks & refreshments

Leave feeling refreshed and energized and share your experiences with like-minded folks in a friendly, comfortable and welcoming environment.

Reiki is a form of energy healing that can help alleviate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress. It is a way to ‘tune-up’ your energy to its healthiest state allowing for healing to take place.

Cost: $25 suggested donation




Spring Equinox ~ Singing Bowl Meditation

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Sophia Center for Wellness
2100 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 3
Campbell, California 95008


Join Spirit Medium Marie Katherine as she hosts a Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation at The Sophia Center for Wellness in Campbell on the 25th of March at 5 pm.

Celebrating Spring Equinox 2017 as we focus on opening our hearts to a new season.

Cost: $11


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Saturday Night Drum Circle!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM

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


Find your groove in this friendly and supportive drum circle!

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

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

Cost: $10.00 donation.

Free 2-Day Meditation Training Course for Married Couples

March 25 – 26, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Ardenwood Blvd & Commerce Dr
Fremont, CA 94555


This 2-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the system of Pranahuti Aided Meditation (PAM) to prospective students. The system is also called the Natural Path. It is a comprehensive self-contained spiritual discipline that aims to assist couples to evolve together into cosmic consciousness and obtain Self Realization. The system uses the process of Pranahuti (Yogic Transmission) by a competent trainer as the main aid to assist a person to grow and transform.

This course is suitable for married couples who want to undertake the journey of Self-Realization and achieve their highest potential. The system provides effective meditation methods and on-going support to enable couples to grow spiritually and attain higher levels of balance and happiness.

Class agenda (Saturday and Sunday):

·         Introduction to Natural Path
·         Daily meditation practices - methods and techniques
·         Role of Pranahuti (yogic transmission technique) as an active and continuous support for practitioners to achieve higher level of consciousness
·         Holistic way of living to be in tune with universal consciousness
·         Control of mind and concentration
·         Stages of Progress - A complete map of spiritual journey up to the highest level of consciousness
·         Four experiential guided meditation sessions (30 minutes each) during the two-day course

Cost: Free

Curiosity: A Study of Relationship thru Dance

March 23-26, 2017 (Thursday – Sunday)

Mountain View Masonic Lodge
890 Church Street
94025 Mountain View, CA


Others inspire all sorts of feelings in us: positive ones, negative ones – every possible texture, tone, and frequency. Sometimes we act out or amplify these feelings, sometimes we try not to notice them – and sometimes, in an effort to stay with our own experience, we avoid others altogether.

What would our lives – and our relationships - be like if, instead of investing and re-investing in our likes, dislikes, and pre-judgments, we remained openly curious about the feelings we inspire in one another?

In this workshop, we will use the physical and energetic language of the Open Floor Movement Practice to explore and express our natural responses toward one another. Instead of fixating on or ignoring these responses, we will practice including them, with awareness, in our dance. As we allow the many textures of relationship to move through our bodies, we can experience a new sense of fluidity and authenticity in our needs, preferences, and attachments. Using mindful movement practice, we will investigate and develop our innate curiosity, including it in our range of habitual responses so that we may move from prejudice and separation toward a sense of openness, connection, and peace in the company of others.

This workshop is an excellent (even necessary!) foundation for Andrea’s Libido workshops.

Facilitator: Andrea Juhan

Cost:  $345



Free Workshop: Opening Your Heart to Intimacy

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT

4 Point Sheraton,
1603 Powell St,
Emeryville, CA 94608


Be seen. Be heard. Be accepted. Just be you.

Say YES to you and a free mini workshop with the Human Awareness Institute (HAI).

It’s two hours of experiential exercises in a warm, welcoming, safe and supportive environment, where you’ll get a clear sense of our weekend workshops — deeply powerful, personal growth experiences that begin with Love Is A Miracle (Level 1).

Gathering and registration is 7:00pm to 7:30pm. The workshop will begin promptly at 7:30pm and go until 9:30pm. There will be no admittance after 7:30pm so as not to break the continuity of the workshop.

During your mini workshop, as with all our weekend workshops — created for singles and couples alike — you’re always 100% at choice. Every aspect of HAI is created for you to grow and thrive, which includes having your personal boundaries honored.

So open your heart and get ready to:

- Enhance your capacity to love and be loved
- Speak your truth and be fully supported
- Broaden your listening skills
- Take risks / push your edges a bit
- Deepen your empathy and compassion
- Question societal beliefs and conditioning
- Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, inclusive space where we welcome all adults

Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute.

Join us at a mini workshop, and discover a beautiful, growing community dedicated to bringing more love to our planet, one human being at a time — whatever your color, ethnicity, age, body size, ability, religion, spiritual practice or none, gender or sexual orientation.

Cost: Free


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Hugging Therapy: Dance Workshop (W36)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

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

Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural.  There are no batteries to replace, it's inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments.  It's non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully refundable. 

~Author Unknown


The act of hugging is an inherently vulnerable act. As we open our arms, we expose our chest, our very heart, to the person before us. It’s a complete gesture of vulnerability, letting the other person know that we trust them enough in this moment to grant them passage into our personal space. You can’t experience a truly great hug if you don’t allow yourself to be vulnerable. That’s why so many hugs these days are stiff and unsatisfying. Too many of us are afraid to let each other in. So if you’re with someone you know will behave respectfully inside your embrace, take the risk and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Open your arms and…

Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the episodes, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- All ages and physical capabilities are welcome. You choose you own level of participation and involvement.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a wave” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT

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


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April 2017: Best Holistic and Entertaining Events in San Francisco Bay Area and Around



Free Powerful Meditation with Satyavati Ma

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM PDT

Recreation Hall of Infinity Towers
Infinity Towers
338 Spear St
San Francisco, CA 94105

What does Satya Meditation do?

It awakens our “Kundalini Energy” (dormant primordial energy) residing within us. This awakened energy is experienced in the form of vibratory awareness on our nervous system - sympathetic (left and right) and parasympathetic (central).

We begin to realize the truth about ourselves, on our own nervous system. Once this self-knowledge starts flowing, our personality, which may sometimes be imbalanced, slowly begins to become whole and balanced.

Benefits:
  1. Helps release the blocks in the nervous system, and nurtures the nerve plexuses also known as ‘chakras’. These nerve plexuses or chakras, in turn, rejuvenate the organs around them to keep the body free of any illness / disease, bringing balance and equilibrium within and outside oneself. Thus, meditating daily leads to immense self-healing.
  2. Peace of mind and deep relaxation, leading to increase in efficiency and better time-management
  3. Enhanced creativity and problem-solving skills
  4. All-round development of personality resulting in progress, prosperity, well-being and confidence
  5. Improved communication skills and emotional understanding resulting in better relationships at home and work

Cost: Free


In The Swing

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7 PM - 11 PM

Open Embrace
20368 Clay Street
Cupertino, CA

Open Embrace would be hosting an evening of music and dance with an Outstanding Bay Area Jazz-Swing instrumental and vocal group performing songs of Swing Era, Bebop, Latin Jazz.

We will serve full dinner buffet with drinks and deserts.

Cost: $30.00 admission with reservations by March 29 to: lena.open.embrace@gmail.com or 408 859-3783 with msg. without reservations $35.00 if available.

Payments at the door, we will open at 7pm, music will start 7:30-45.


Dance Elemental - Ecstatic Dance Journey

Saturday, April, 2017 1 at 8 PM - 11 PM

Center for Creative Living
1460 Koll Cir, Ste C,
San Jose, California 95112

Don't be FOOLED! We are definitely DANCING this April Fools' Day!

Embody the Music with your dance tribe. This unique expression of Ecstatic Dance Culture is inspired by nature-centered spiritual paths. Dance with Air - Fire - Water - Earth - Spirit. Embody your Divine Nature on a journey back to your center.

Our sweet little APRIL FOOLS' DAY invitation is to come DRESSED TO PLAY!

We will explore our INNER CHILDREN together, and make space to play freely and remember the childlike innocence we were born with.

Our DJ - KATHERINE GLASA - is a Movement Catalyst who delivers joy with elevating rhythms, weaving Ambient / Soul / R&B / Deep House / Sensual grooves / Positive Hip Hop / World Beat / Tribal... and more. Come bear witness to her amazing feel for energetic flow. She is also an Earth Honoring Minister, Somatic Healing, Breathwork and Energy Work Facilitator.

Cost: $15 / person, $25 / couple (pre-registration)


Sunset Silent Disco Beach Dance Party

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 5 PM - 7:30 PM
Ocean Beach
San Francisco, California

There is so much love for beach yoga dance parties, so here we go... join… for the grand beginning of Beach Yoga Dance Parties in SF.

Live DJ Umami with 2 channels of epic music.
channel 1 - DJ Umami's hip hop/ remixes / feel good hot sunset beats!
channel 2 - play the hits - 80s / Beyonce/ fleetwood mac/ kygo..
You'll have the option to switch to 2 channels anytime.

Music, sunshine + community are the best. we hope to have you

You'll get headphones and an epic live DJ experience at sunset, and dancing on the beach with new and old friends.

Option to join us for a closing meditation from 7:15-7:30pm

Cost: $20-$25


Path to Stillness: Yoga & Meditation Workshop

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Downtown Yoga Shala
450 S 1st Street,
San Jose, California 95113

Discover how to let go, focus, and find peaceful stillness through movement and meditation. In this two hour workshop we will combine energizing vinyasa flow sequences with different mindfulness practices. We will synchronize Pranayama (breath), with Asana (postures), opening up Prana (life energy), and then bliss out through guided meditation, finding our path to stillness. Each week we will present a different theme with different asanas and meditations.

Path to Stillness is perfect for people who are new to yoga and meditation as well as practitioners who are looking for a yoga/meditation community. Each class will build on the last so it would be most beneficial to attend the series, but not required. Only requirements are an open mind and an open heart.

Presented by: Christine Pham & Heidi BK Sloss

Cost: $35


Face in the Mirror: Dance Workshop (W38)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

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

"People need to learn to love their inner self. When looking at the mirror, don't look at your face alone, but also look at your heart, because that is where your real beauty lies."
-- Terry Swoope

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Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the episodes, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- All ages and physical capabilities are welcome. You choose you own level of participation and involvement.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a wave” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT

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


One Day Holotropic Breathwork Intensive

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9 am -7 pm

Santa Cruz, CA

Holotropic breathwork is one of the most powerful and deepest spiritual tools available for humanity today. Discovered by Stan and Christina Grof, the pioneers of transpersonal psychology, this approach offers an opportunity for:
- Self-exploration,
- Healing old traumas of body and psyche,    
- Releasing energetic blocks,    
- Breaking through the life crisis,  
- Connecting with your intuition and wisdom,   
- Transforming habitual life patterns,    
- Opening up to transpersonal realms and creativity.    

 The key principle of Holotropic Breathwork is to trust the Inner Healer activated inside of us in non-ordinary state of consciousness. Every person has their own healing process with the content and quality unique for this particular moment. Holotropic setting, evocative music, experienced facilitators, loving and supportive field help us to open the door and initiate the process. The journey begins!

Cost: $165 - $175


Third Eye and Candle Light

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Sophia Center for Wellness
2100 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 3
Campbell, Ca 95008

Working with the Third Eye ~ the seat of the Aum.

In this meetup, we will be working with the candle.

Our third eye sits between the eyebrows and when used properly, we could experience greater awareness.

"Opening your third eye metaphysically awakens you from deep slumber. It enables you to start to understand the truth around you. What this means is that you will begin to discover that this world is actually brimming with inequalities and control. You will become motivated to be free and to dwell in a place that is filled with love, truth and compassion. Eventually, you will realize how all the things that surround you are actually connected. Awakening your third eye allows you to have a much deeper connection with the world and the rest of the universe.

Profoundly, it enables you to see the positive side in everything and understand that your body is not really your true self."

Cost: $10


Four Power Techniques to Reverse Aging

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

Unity Spiritual Center of San Jose
175 Bernal Road
#104
San Jose, CA 95119

Using music, sacred ancient techniques and channeled wisdom, YaYou Candie brings happiness and health to those in need. In her workshop, each session will begin with sound healing and meditation, including vibrational energy from gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Native American flute and Native American drums. She will sing and chant to aid in the calming of the mind and the opening of the heart to empower connection to our Higher Self and the Divine healing energies that abound throughout the Universe.

Each participant will be taught sacred, yet simple, ancient healing techniques. These techniques, when lovingly applied at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level, can be truly transformative. When the body is relaxed, the mind gets out of the way – our hearts open wide to absorb wisdom like a sponge and Divine healing takes place.

If you are looking to reverse aging and return to the fullness of health through love, compassion, peace, harmony and gratitude, then this is the workshop for you!

Cost: $30


Asha Stanford Holi 2017

April 8 – 9, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Sand Hill Fields
Oak road,
Stanford, California 94305

Join us for the biggest celebration of the Indian Spring festival in the Bay Area that brings together an unique cultural experience with more than 5000 lbs of food-grade colors over 2 fun filled days for a deserving cause!

Real fun with colors, music, dance and food on two days - Saturday, April 8th (11am-3pm) and Sunday, April 9th (11am-3pm).

Cost: TBD


Go With The Flow - Intro to Vedic Meditation

Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Chemistry Club
451 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA

Have you been seeing all the scientific research on the benefits of daily meditation? Have you been trying to make it a habit, but found nothing really sticks? Perhaps you're trying too hard.
This workshop will introduce you to the radical practice of allowing yourself to meditate, of allowing your mind to flow with the present, without concentrating or focusing, without having to flip open an app, or put on headphones, or be guided by someone else's voice.

You'll discover where Vedic Meditation comes from, why it's easier to learn and different than Buddhism, Mindfulness and other practices you may have heard of our tried, and you'll learn what make it such a powerful stress-relieving tool.

You’ll also find out why meditators report a huge reduction in insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraines. They also report enjoying their lives a lot more.

We won't be doing any yoga or chanting so you don't need to wear anything special. This is simply a chance for you to learn how this style of meditation affects the brain and body and see if it’s a good fit for you. You'll also get to meet me and see if I'm the kind of teacher you could learn from...because no one is everyone's teacher.

Cost: Free


Alchemical Healing: An Introduction

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Innate Sense
1275 Lincoln Avenue
Suite 4B
San Jose, CA 95125

What is Alchemical Healing?

Alchemical Healing brings together innovative techniques from shamanism and energetic healing with the principle of alchemy creating a practical form of physical healing, wellness, spiritual coaching & growth.

All those desiring to gain the ability to self-heal and increase their capacity to support others in their healing process, will find this a powerful and trans-formative experience.

Who Should Attend?

Everyone who is ready to learn & experience energy healing techniques.


During our workshop we will cover:
• An introduction to Thoth
• Alchemy & Initiation
• Forgiveness as an Alchemical Process
• Heart Breathe Meditation

Cost: Free


Free Workshop: Finding Love - An Evening Exploration

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM

2641 Media Way,
San Jose, CA 95125

Join us at a mini workshop, and discover a beautiful, growing community dedicated to bringing more love to our planet, one human being at a time — whatever your color, ethnicity, age, body size, ability, religion, spiritual practice or none, gender or sexual orientation.

During your mini workshop, as with all our weekend workshops — created for singles and couples alike — you’re always 100% at choice. Every aspect of HAI is created for you to grow and thrive, which includes having your personal boundaries honored.

So open your heart and get ready to:

Enhance your capacity to love and be loved
Speak your truth and be fully supported
Broaden your listening skills
Take risks / push your edges a bit
Deepen your empathy and compassion
Question societal beliefs and conditioning
Expand, grow and connect in a diverse, inclusive space where we welcome all adults

Cost: Free


Body Movement Explorer: Dance Workshop (W39)

Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

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

Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the episodes, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- All ages and physical capabilities are welcome. You choose you own level of participation and involvement.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a wave” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT

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


Yin Yoga & Sound Healing by Candle Light

Friday, April 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Embodiment Arts Collective
3490 20th Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110

Join us for a slow-paced practice of deep opening and surrender by candle light.
Allow the waves of sound to wash over you, harmonizing your body, mind and spirit.

Yin yoga calms the mind and nervous system, gently stretches the joints and connective tissues. The practice enables you to turn inward, focusing on the breath and stillness within.
Sound can soothe you, raise your consciousness, and carry you into other realms of experience.

This two-hour workshop includes practices of:
* Intention setting for individual and collective healing
* Chanting to inspire joy and devotion
* 90 minute yin yoga practice to open the body and quiet the mind
* Sound healing with Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, drums, rattles, and chimes
* Deep relaxation with aromatherapy and hands-on energy medicine

Facilitators: Laura Perlin and Nick Venegoni

Cost: $25 - $35


Healing Forum on Tibetan and Chinese Medicine

Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

20600 Mariani Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014

SCHEDULE:
·         2:00pm - 3:00pm: Session 1 - Tibetan and Chinese Medicine: Historical Background, Theory, and Philosophy
·         3:00pm - 3:30pm: Q&A
·         3:30pm - 4:30pm: Session 2 - Tibetan and Chinese Medicine: Diagnostic Methods and Treatments
·         4:30pm - 5:00pm: Q&A

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Andrew Qi Wu (Ph.D, L.Ac)

Dr. Wu has over 45 years of clinical and academic experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is recognized as one of the top TCM doctors in his profession.
Dr. Wu started his career in 1967 as a disciple of renowned TCM doctors, and later graduated top of his class from the Tianjin TCM College in 1982. After graduation, Dr. Wu joined the faculty of Tianjin TCM College and practiced at its affiliated teaching hospital.
In 1988 Dr. Wu became the visiting professor for the TCM college in San Francisco. In 1993 Dr. Wu founded the Alliance of World Traditional Medicine. In 1998, Dr. Wu was appointed Adjunct Professor by the Tianjin TCM College, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine in 2001. He currently serves as Vice President of Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. Dr. Andrew Wu has been practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989. He frequently lectures and makes media appearances both locally and internationally.

Yangdron Kalzang, Menpa, Lac

Yangdron is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine (in Tibetan: Menpa). She has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for over 20 years and she founded Kunde Institute in Daly City, California in 2005. The center is committed to preserving and continuing efficacious healing with Tibetan Medicine, Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in the context of the modern world. Yangdron was born in Lhasa, Tibet and earned her Tibetan Medicine Doctor degree from the Tibetan Medical University in Lhasa, Tibet. She has been teaching and receiving medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine for clerkships since 2008. Yangdron is fluent in Tibetan, English and Mandarin Chinese. She speaks and teaches regularly throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Kunga Wangdue, Menpa

Menpa Kunga Wangdue was born in Tibet, and began his Buddhist studies at the ripe age of eight and studied Tibetan Language and Buddhist Philosophy at Drapung Monastery in Lhasa. Menpa Wangdue then began his extensive study of Tibetan Medicine and graduated from Tibetan Medical and Astrology College in India in 1996. He had the privilege of completing a year-long internship under Senior Menpa Kunga Gyurme, former personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. From 1998 to 2002, he served as a clinical practitioner in Nepal. Menpa Wangdue has been practicing Tibetan Medicine in New York, and he is the Vice President of Traditional Tibetan Medical & Astro Association New York.

Cost: Free


9th Annual Network for a New Culture Spring Camp

April 19 – April 26, 2016 (Wednesday – Wednesday)

Lupin Lodge
20600 Aldercroft Hts,
Los Gatos, California 95033

Truth, Trust, Touch and Transparency: A Community Celebration!

Imagine your "Longing" for "Belonging" fully satisfied!
Imagine your "Sense of Separation" replace by "Unitive Awareness"!
Imagine finding the missing link to the redeeming joy of your own fully lived life!

Imagine a global community of people wh aspired, conspired and prespired to create a shared mental, spiritual, sensual paradise.

Join us for 7 days diving deep into mindful conscious community as we practice and play in a loving container of Trust....
What to expect:
Experiential connection exercises, Lots of dancing, SD/Zegg Forum transformational Psychodrama, Nonviolent Communication training, Tribal Technologies, singing, Tantra light, Community building wisdom classes, sensual temple, strut your stuff ~ talent show, musical performance, improv, massage, cuddling, biodanza, self-exploration in the loving container of community...

What are we doing?
Network For a New Culture (NFNC) is a group that was originally inspired by the German community ZEGG (acronym for German words meaning "Center for an Experiment in Cultural Design").

NFNC seeks to build a sustainable, violence-free culture through exploring intimacy, personal growth, transparency, deep self aware honesty, equity, compassion, sexual freedom, and the power of sacred mindful community.

Cost: $500/pass and $25/day/accommodation


Extraordinary Sex, An Experiential Taste of what is Possible

April 21 - 23, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Santa Cruz, CA

Hey couples, and friends with benefits, looking to get juicier in the bedroom...

One of the sweet joys of relationship is that sense of comfort and safety with each other.

However, many couples eventually land in what feels like the "dark side" of that safety. Does this feel like you?

Perhaps your relationship has gotten complacent, resentful or lost the romance and passion it once had.
Sex might have become boring or even nonexistent which starts to feel lonely and depressing even when you spend every day with your beloved partner.

Amongst all this and the hustle-bustle of daily life, its easy to forget the love and desire we have for our partners and our sex life gets put on the back burner.

What you may not know is that enhancing and maintaining a juicy sex-life is the exact ROOT to a fulfilling, juicy, successful happy life - in AND out of the bedroom.

This is why we created the:
Extraordinary Sex, An Experiential Taste of what is Possible
So you can Ignite Your Sex Life & Increase Your Bedroom Fun
This 3-Day Weekend is designed to help you and your partner expand your sexual repertoire and have better sex.

Facilitators: Deborah Kat & Deva Dawn

Cost: $495 - $695


FREE 5Rhythms Workshop San Francisco

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Presidio Performing Arts Center
386 Moraga Ave
San Francisco, CA 94129

During 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.

Come 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.

The 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, instinctive self.

Everybody's 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.

Cost: Free


Yoga & Self-Healing with Wah!

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT

New Leaf Community Markets
150 San Mateo Road
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

In this 2-hour yoga class you will practice breathing exercises, postures (asana), and self-healing techniques. Conclude with a deep relaxation and short meditation. All levels welcome.

Cost: $16


Women's Healing Conference: The Village

Sunday, April 23, 2016 at 8 AM - 6 PM

Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Rd,
Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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 Healing Ritual

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.

Cost: $135-$175 / person


R/evolutionary R/elating: Creating Conscious Connection

April 28 –30, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

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

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

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

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

I want to share with you a way I’ve learned to do just that.
I want to help you, as I have many others all over the world, to:

– Heal close relationships, with full-body forgiveness
– Let go of shame, fear, attachment to approval
– Open-heartedly share yourself and support others to do so

– Be completely and compassionately honest
– Go beyond blame and use conflict creatively
– Ask for everything you want,
expanding your ability to give & receive
– Create deeper love, connection & intimacy.

Facilitator: Taber Shadburne

Cost: Donations (recommended $200 - $600)


Urban Dharma Retreat

April 28 - 30, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Mindfulness Care Center
42 Gough Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

Retreat Times:
Friday: 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am - 9:30pm (includes lunch and dinner meal)
Sunday: 9:30am - 3:30pm (includes brunch)
Registration is required for attending this weekend meditation retreat.
*Attendees of the retreat are able to sleep at home each evening and return in the morning back to the MCC.

This 3-day retreat is a wonderful opportunity for a silent meditation weekend city retreat. We ask that you commit to attending the full retreat and not be involved in any outside activities plus set aside other obligations. Allowing yourself time to come inward for a wonderful self-practice.

The weekend retreat combines sitting and walking meditation along with dharma reflections, question and answer periods, plus an opportunity for personal practice support if needed. People are often unable to find the time to take a 7-Day or 10-Day Retreat, or perhaps this is your first chance to attend a longer retreat other than an evening meditation or daylong.

The Weekend Retreat is offered on a dana/donation basis. There is an opportunity for Teacher donation at the end of the retreat.

Facilitators: Rik Center and Yvonne Gingsberg

Cost: $30.00 preregistration fee is required. This reserves your space and goes towards providing meals for the weekend which the MCC will provide.


Blacklight Wars - San Jose

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Santa Clara Fairgrounds
344 Tully Rd
San Jose, CA 95111

Blacklight 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 the dark!
This 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.

Step 1
Get Registered!

Step 2
Wear a white shirt!

You 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.
You 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.

Have an epic Blacklight War!

Whether 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!

Step 4
Enjoy!

If 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!

Finished 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.

Cost: $20-$50


Energetic Playshop with Monique Darling & Peter Petersen

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

Love Nest
1181 Harriet Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Join Monique Darling and Peter Petersen for a fun night 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”…

Sexual energy as a powerful force in our lives

Using pleasure to reset the central nervous system

Claim your right to sexual pleasure and passion

Learn to collect and harness energy and how to playfully move it through your body.

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

We will also do a couple of chakra clearing meditations that will help your energy flow more freely.

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 my Infamous creation... the "Heart Penetration!"

Play with gender fluidity from the place that we are all "just energy" and we have both an energetic yoni and lingam and get to play with both :)

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.

After we lead you through many fun exercises then we will open up a safe container to get to practice and play together.

Cost: $30 /per person Presale, or 35 at the door


Universal Drumming Playshop with Jeni Swerdlow

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1 PM - 3 PM

595 Millich Dr,
Campbell, CA 95008-0520

Are you ready for a rhythm tune-up? Join the club! Drummers & the drum-curious are invited to come together through universal rhythms & global grooves. Open to all levels & styles, DRUMMM Rhythmic Events Founder & "Chief Rhythm Activator" Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR will show how to make your drum sing & your spirit soar! Beginner-beginners are especially encouraged. Bring a drum if you have one. A limited number of drums will be available to play for an additional $5.

What people say about Universal Drumming:

“Jeni is skillful at challenging the beginning drummer as well as the more advanced drummer. It is fun to keep building on what we have learned!”

“I have been playing djembe for 15 years and Jeni still helps me refine my individual and group techniques while connecting with the joy and musicality of drumming together. I highly recommend her class for all levels.”

Facilitator: Jeni Swerdlow

Cost: $33