SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Exponential Relationships: Free workshop with Monique Darling and Peter Peterson

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

The Lovenest
1181 Harriet St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Relationships shape our world - friends, partners, or strangers at the cafe. We invite you to join us as we explore hands-on the joy and skills of Exponential Relationships!

-7pm - Puja Potluck ~ Please bring fresh fruits, hummus, bite sized snacks, we will be feeding one other a Puja Potluck is where we honor each other through a body awareness practice of mindful eating, creating deep connection & gratitude.
-8pm -10pm Monique Darling & Peter Petersen Introduction to Cuddle Party workshop

Cost: Free

Clarity Breathwork & Movement Journey

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM PDT

Subud California at Palo Alto (UPSTAIRS)
330 Melville Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94103

Experience Peace, Joy, inspiration 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.

During this session:
ü  Empower and embody your intentions.
ü  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.
ü  Enjoy inspiring movement dancing to music before/after the breath jouney to Liberate Your Body & Spirit.
ü  Illuminate Truth, Peace, Love, Joy and Wellbeing while old toxins, thoughts, beliefs, pain and emotions gently fall away.
ü  Experience a different state of consciousness where Clarity—clear seeing, knowing, sensing—can flow more freely.

Facilitator: Katherine Glasa

Cost: $35 - $50

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.

Facilitator: Jeni Swerdlow

Cost: $33

Free International Dance Party - Blossom Festival

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM

CCSF Health and Wellness Center
Ocean Ave. at Phelan,
San Francisco, CA, 94112

Participate in a large program of dances from around the world. First hour to be instruction time for dancers of all ages and experience. Beginners encouraged. Basic rhythms, steps and styling will be reviewed. All levels welcome. Mixed program including requests will follow until 5pm.

Stay for dance performance during intermission.

Cost: Free

Tangonero at Alberto's

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7 PM – 12:00 AM

Alberto's Night Club
736 W Dana St,
Mountain View, California 94041

MILONGA @ Alberto's - Sunday, April 30
With live music by TANGONERO + singer: CLAUDIO ORTEGA
DJ: René Quebec

Cost: $15

3 Steps to Meditation Clarity

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT

NuLife Yoga
25 Dana Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126

Meditation is confusing! Or is it?

Using clapping, talking, music, and yoga we will obtain meditation clarity. You'll leave with clear understanding and exact plan on implementing meditation into your busy day!

Cost: $30

Intimate Embrace Tango - Pre-Beginner Level Argentine Tango Dance: Free Workshop

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Studio Valencia
455-A Valencia Street (between 15th&16th St),
San Francisco, CA, 94110

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.

Cost: Free

Anything but Clothes Dance in Lupin Lodge

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Lupin Lodge
20600 Alderwood Heights, 
Los Gatos, CA

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.

Oakland Dance Festival 2017: Free Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12 PM - 8 PM

Jack London Square
Broadway at Embarcadero W,
Oakland, California 94607

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.

Cost: Free

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 pre-sale, or $35 at the door

Grief, Healing, and New Beginnings

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 situation.

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!

Facilitator: Elisabeth Becker

Cost: $95

Blacklight Wars in 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

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

Dancing in the Park SF: Free Event

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 12 PM - 4:30 PM

Music Concourse
Music Concourse Drive,
San Francisco, California 94118

Dancing 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.

Join us at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, between the DeYoung Museum and Academy of Sciences.

This 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.

Cost: Free

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?

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
– Create deeper love, connection & intimacy.

Facilitator: Taber Shadburne

Cost: Donations (recommended $200 - $600)

CNXN Dance

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 8 PM - 11 PM

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

CNXN = Connection
Ecstatic Dance meets a Club meets a Festival – and they made a Beautiful Child.
We focus on dancing that gets you blissed out…
Creating a safe, connected social environment based on fun, love & respect…
And of course, cutting-edge dance music!

CNXN aims to bring all the best community & dance experiences into a single evening.

It’s a space where you can be free to be you...
...To hang with your favorite peeps and chill out
...To get down on the dance floor when you want
…To meet other high-level, creative people and create together

DISSØLV is a live sonic journey through the primal and sacred ritual of dance.
Seeded with Sacred Tuning Systems & Nature Soundscapes.
Conceived with Deep Bass & Tribal Drum.
Birthed with Live instrumentation.
We are committed to bringing you conscious, authentic vibrations to stimulate & elevate.

Cost: $10 online; $15 at the door

Tarot Tea Party in San Jose

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 9 PM

Local Color
27 South First St,
San Jose, California 95113

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!

Cost: $20

Emotions Explorer Dance Workshop (W41)

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

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

“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 than ever.” 
― Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

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 Facilitators: Tanya Pekker, LMFT, and Michael Pekker

Cost: Recommended donation $15 (cash, at the door), FREE for the first-time visitors

Embodied Sacred Puja

Monday, April 24, 2017at 7 PM - 10 PM

East Bay Community Space
507 55th street,
Oakland, California 94609

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.

Facilitator: Kailani Shakti

Cost: $25

Wanderlust 108 San Francisco 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 6:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Lindley Meadow
1000 John F Kennedy Dr.,
San Francisco, California 94122

The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon
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.

Bliss out in a group meditation to clear your mind, relax your body, and complete the mindful triathlon.

Cost: $55

The Hidden Mystery Of Tarot

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

San Jose Psychic Institute
1954 Camden Ave, Suite 5,
 San Jose, CA

The Hidden Mystery of Tarot taught by Rev. Judith Catalano ...This you won’t learn in books!

This is a wonderful opportunity to invite your curios friends and family.  There are sooo many people interested in this subject.

It 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.

The Tarot speaks the language of the soul.
What are you creating?
Want some clarity?
Are you on your path?
Come see for yourself.  Let the tarot show you how simple it is!

Come to the core.  Get a reminder of your infinite spirit creating in the body

Cost: $25

Kirtan With Bhakti Lounge

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Nandi Yoga
309 8th Ave,
San Mateo, California 94401

Embark 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.

Cost: $20

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

More April 2017 events:

Inner Dance: Journey Into Subconscious

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Center For Creative Living
1460 Koll Circle
## C
San Jose, CA 95112

When 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.

Inner 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.

If you feel called to this transformational practice, come "dance" with us.

Breath and touch are used during the Inner Dance as guidance tools during this process.

All you need to do, is lay down, relax and enjoy the process!

Bring a blanket, yoga mat for comfort.

Cost: $20 Pay Pal, or $25 at the door

7th Annual Earth Day World Naked Bike Ride

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM

San Francisco Ferry Building
1 Ferry Building,
San Francisco, CA

All 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.

The ride is scheduled to start just after Noon.

You 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.

Skates 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 with us?

Our 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.

Cost: Free

Boppin' At The Bookshelves 2, Free Swing Dance Lesson and Party

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Fremont Main Library
The Fukaya Room
2400 Stevenson Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94538

Start 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.

After 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.

Tell your friends, because the best part is.... it’s all free.

Facilitator: Michael Quebec

Cost: Free

More April 2017 events:

USF Dance Generators - Intergenerational Dance & Storytelling: Free Workshop

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

80 Turk Blvd.,
San Francisco, CA, 94102

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 another.

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.

Cost: Free

Mix & Match Paint & Smoke Mixer

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8:30 PM –12:00 AM PDT

8500 Blaine Street
Oakland, CA 94621

Come enjoy the Post 420 Paint Night of lifted & artistic fun!!!

Instructed 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 goodies.

Paint and seating provided with purchase of Mix and Match ticket. NO Mix and Match tickets will be available at the door.

This is a 21+ event

Cost: $15 - $25

More April 2017 events:

6 Free Yoga Classes in Bay Area

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10 AM - 5 PM

San Francisco Bay Area, California

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. These sessions offer simple, but powerful yoga postures to bring stability and balance.

* Can improve memory, concentration, and mental clarity
* Can relieve stress and anxiety
* Strengthens the spine

10 am - 11 am
Grant Park Community Center, 1575 Holt Ave,
Los Altos, CA 94042

10am - 11 am
Forest Hill Christian Church, 250 Laguna Honda Blvd,
San Francisco, CA 94116

10.30am - 11.30 am
Bayview Library, 5075, 3rd St,
San Francisco, CA 94124

4pm - 5 pm
Richmond Branch Library, 351 9th Ave,
San Francisco, CA 94118

12.30pm - 1.30 pm
Veda Temple, 475 Los Coches Street,
Milpitas, CA 95035

1pm - 2pm
Berkeley Public Library - West Branch, 1125 University Ave,
Berkeley, CA 94702

Cost: Free, but RSVP required here: https://www.innerengineering.com/ieo-new/free-sessions/

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

9th Annual Earth Day Celebration in Cupertino: Free Yoga Classes, Music, and Movies

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 11 AM - 3 PM

City of Cupertino - City Hall

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.

Here's a snapshot of this year's activities:
- Pedal 4 the Planet Bike Ride @10am
- Kids 8+ and their families
- Environmental Art & Innovation Exhibit
- FREE Yoga @11:15am, bring your own mat!
- ECO-film series @12:30pm
- Neighborhood tree walk @1pm
- About 100 local partner organizations
- Live music and performances
- Food Trucks
- Electric vehicle demos
- Arts, crafts, and other hands-on activities

Cost: Free

Brighten Your Aura-A Kundalini Yoga & Sound Immersion Experience

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 5:30 PM - 8 PM

Breathe Together Yoga
14107 Winchester Blvd, Ste H,
Los Gatos, California 95032

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.

Facilitators: Charanpal Kaur and Danny Goldberg

Cost: $65

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

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