SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Free Yoga for Success in San Francisco

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10:00 am-noon (please arrive by 9:55 am)

Forest Hill Church
250, Laguna Honda Blvd,
San Francisco, CA 94116.

How successful you are in life simply depends on how well you can use your mind and body. Through simple but powerful yoga postures and a guided meditation, this session offers you tools for physical health and mental clarity, bringing a lasting stability and balance to your system.


·         Improved memory, concentration & mental clarity
·         Relieved stress and anxiety
·         Strengthening of the spine

There will also be an introductory talk about Inner Engineering. Inner Engineering provides tools and solutions to empower yourself to create your life the way you want it. It gives you the opportunity to intellectually explore the basics of life using methods from the distilled essence of yogic sciences. Learn more about this course that imparts practical wisdom to manage your body, mind, emotions, and the fundamental life energy within.

Cost: Free

YinYasa Workshop

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 2 PM - 4 PM

Peacebank yoga studio
2603 Broadway St,
Redwood City, California 94063

Discover the dualities in the body and mind. This workshop is a hybrid of yang (active vinyasa yoga) with yin (passive yoga). We will begin with gentle yin yoga postures to drop into the connective tissues, fascia, joints and bones. Then we’ll move into a slow flow vinyasa and round out to close with more yin.

Create more space and integrity in the joints and remove blockages to internal energy flow/prana.

This workshop features a music playlist of deep world beats and rhythms to compliment the balance of movements and meditations.

Facilitator: Robin Jaffe

Cost: $25

Energy-Based Self Defense – Philosophy and Principles

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

21020 Homestead Rd # B,
Cupertino, CA

This is an introduction to self-defense, from an energy standpoint. It is the first in a series of presentations designed to provide you with practical knowledge of how to stay safe both energetically and physically.

What will we cover?

o The basic philosophies of personal safety
o Coming from power, vs. coming from protection
o It isn’t about strength – it’s about tactics and methods.
o Shifting your energy, making you less of a target
o Awareness: A lost art
o Overview of tactics training
o Overview of methods training
o Martial arts and self-defense – they are quite different

18+ Only. The goal of this first presentation is to educate, with very little demonstration and no physical training.

What will you walk away with?

o A strong understanding of personal safety and common mistakes
o A handful of tactics designed to greatly improve your odds
o Background information for obtaining additional training

Facilitator: Brian Rainie

Cost: $10.

Free Summer Meditation Camp in San Jose

July 29 –30, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

1376 Mariposa Ave,
San Jose, CA 95126

A summer meditation camp emphasizing practical instructions will be held at our San Jose sub-center on July 29 and July 30, 2017 (10:30 am to 4:30 pm each day with 1 hr lunch break)

Those who are interested may contact the center for details. It is required to RSVP your attendance by emailing society@berkeleyvedanta.org or calling the Berkeley center. No walk-ins will be permitted as space is limited.

At this camp, practical and effective instructions on meditation will be taught by Swami Prasannatmananda, Swami-in-charge of Vedanta Society Berkeley.

Cost:  Free (Donations are welcomed).

Saturday Night Drum Circle!

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM

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

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.  Plenty of instruments to share.  

Cost: $10.00

Facilitator: Heather Holland

Free Mulford Gardens Art & Music Festival 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 10 AM - 6 PM

Mulford Gardens Park
13055 Aurora Drive
San Leandro, CA

Join us for a fun and FREE festival. 6 LIVE BANDS playing back to back all day on the stage. Learn to folk dance with free classes in the clubhouse. We'll have a children's art and game area hosted by the Girl Scouts. Stroll through the many art and craft booths. Pick up some delicious festival food and maybe a craft beer and sit and enjoy the sun out on the new green lawn in front of the stage, while listening and dancing to some great music. 

Produced by the Mulford Gardens Improvement Association as a community service and a "Thank You" to the many people who have rented our park.

Cost: Free

Free San Jose Festival of Inner Peace

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Hammer Theatre Center
101 Paseo De San Antonio
San Jose, CA 95113

Culturally diverse, historic and tech-savvy San Jose hosts the Festival of Inner Peace at the Hammer this year- where vocals, djambe, Flamenco and dance merge into one unforgettable experience of meditation that some call the Realization of the Self.

Cost: Free

Summer of Love Singles Party

Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 8:00 PM – 11:30 PM PDT

San Francisco Marriott Fisherman's Wharf
1250 Columbus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love at one of San Francisco’s loveliest hotel ballrooms! $15/advance (by July 28) or $20/door features dancing to your favorite hits from the hippie era, as well as some of your favorite current hits. Dress casually, or, if you really want to have fun, dress as they did in 1967! Tie-dye, home-made or used clothes, faded jeans, peace symbols, long necklaces, flowers in your hair, sandals or moccasins, etc. Adults of all ages welcome.

Cost: $15 - $20

Free Dolores Day Fest in San Francisco!

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

Mission Dolores Park
19th & Dolores Street,
San Francisco, California 94114

Party in the north half of Dolores Park on the flat grass with live music from local musicians! Indie rock bands and singer-songwriters. Come hang out, it's free!

Tentative schedule:
Lonely Dingo and The Living Bones 12-12:30
Brian Dewar 12:35-1:05
Vincent Veliz 1:10-1:40
Allison Wonderband 1:45-2:15
Drew Kebbel 2:20-2:50
Mr. Andrew 2:55-3:25
Brendan Getzell 3:30-4
Harlow's Monkeys 4:05-4:35
Nalamora 4:40-5:10
Marissa Kay 5:15-5:45
Adam Balbo 5:50-6:20
Dreambeamer 6:25-6:55
Carlie Mari 7-7:30
Adam and Cory 7:35-8:05

Cost: Free

Night moves - candlelight sexy yoga flow

Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

night moves is a candlelight sexy flow practice, rooted in principles of yoga, dance, pole dancing, burlesque, intention-setting, meditation, and pleasure. Together, we will practice, stretch, move, sweat, explore, and release our innermost desires.

Our practice begins once you walk into the calming warmth of The Center, feeling the heat rush on the skin as you enjoy a glass of tea in the Tea Room, relishing the butterflies of excitement as the doors opening, candlelight beckoning you in. Taking a candle in hand as you enter, you unroll your mat, look to your friend, and give her hand a squeeze. It is now time to begin.

Each of us lights our candles together, setting our intention for the practice, lighting our way for our own journey within. Anticipation builds as we begin our practice, slowly unwinding the tension and stories from before, to embark on a new path of openness and pleasure. Layers of clothes and anxiety peel off effortlessly, enjoying moving in our own skin, however it looks and feels and stretches that day. Sweat drips, temperature rises, bass throbs, chanting louder, as we go deeper together, with healing touch adjustments and savasana provided to encourage this profound experience. Finally, we emerge united, free, and full.

All are welcome in whatever feels best to move and sweat within. Sexy attire always encouraged.

Cost: $34

Radiant Living Retreat

July 27–29, 2017 (Thursday – Saturday)

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment
1146 University Ave,
San Jose, California 95126

This extended retreat is an opportunity to be immersed in spiritual practices that illumine the mind, balance the body, support well-being, and offer the life-enhancing keys to Self- and God-realization.

The Retreat Includes:
• Kriya Yoga philosophy, practice, and initiation
• Daily meditation sessions
• Optional gentle hatha yoga classes
• Introduction to Ayurveda, the science of healthy living

Vegetarian breakfast and lunch provided daily. Commute or stay in a hotel within walking distance of CSE. A few rooms are available onsite at Lahiri Retreat House. Pre-registration is required.

Cost: $50 (plus optional donations)

Ecstatic Heart Puja

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

The Center SF Teahouse
548 Fillmore
San Francisco, CA

A Puja is a Tantric Ritual of worship where we gather to share connection, celebrate life, and tap into our own divine life-force energy. At this Ecstatic Heart Puja, we will be creating a safe space to call in the sacred, open our hearts and tap into our juicy sensuality and sublime presence. It's a celebration of love through a series of heart-opening partnered experiences. You'll be guided into your senses through sacred poetry - connecting with your own body through movement and breath and to others through eye-gazing and healing touch.

This Puja is based on the poetry of the Radiance Sutras, a modern interpretation of the Vijñāna Bhairava Tantra, an ancient Tantric text. Through an series of meditations, Shiva offers his consort, Devi, practices that lead into "joyous union with the life of the universe."

This is a fully clothed event. You are welcome to participate at exactly the level that feels right for you.

Facilitated by: Leslie Grace and Matt Sturm

Cost: $30

Sacred Healing from the Hive

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Sacred Well
536 Grand Ave,
Oakland, CA

The bees know the deep magic of sweetness, connection, and golden alchemy. The plants know a magic about the potency of healing and opening to the fragile budding energies of springtime. 

In symbiosis, these magics create a third: the power to integrate with the earth, body and soul, and blur the imaginary line between the human world and the natural world through sweetness, healing, magic, and connection to the vibrant creative energy of the season.

In this class, we will dive into honey magic and plant magic, finding our own paths as healers and mellissaes.

Through trance journey work and learning the dances of the hive, we will connect to the plants and the bees on the soul level, and listen to their stories and learn to navigate the honey roads. We'll focus on learning their lessons about opening to the sweetness of spring, and experiencing the true gift of interdependence with our community, in times of challenge and in times of celebration.

Through hands-on medicine making, we will learn to harness the power of the natural world to heal our bodies, minds, and spirits. We'll explore herbal honeys, syrups, cordials, and flower essences. And we'll experience the bounty of this work -- everyone will come home with treats for themselves or to give as gifts.

Cost: $50

Bach Dancing Presents Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society
311 Mirada Rd,
Half Moon Bay, California 94019

Award-winning vocalist and songwriter Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time: she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America. Performing charts reminiscent of Satchmo, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and more, this group is a festival favorite. With a Downbeat magazine “Best Album” listing for 2015’s Bathtub Gin, the group’s upcoming “Satchmo project” is in the works. What a perfect ending to our Bach Summer Series!

Roberta Donnay – vocals, John R. Burr – Piano; Fred Randolph – Bass; Rich Armstrong – Trumpet; Mike Rinta – Trombone; Alan Hall – Drums

Cost: $30 - $40

Free Symphony Concert at the Waterfront

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 12 PM - 3 PM

Cruise Ship Terminal
Pier 27,
San Francisco, California 94111

Join us for the third annual FREE SF Symphony concert overlooking the waterfront at Pier 27 Port of San Francisco Cruise Ship Terminal! Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy a summer program conducted by SFS Director of Summer Concerts Edwin Outwater.

This is a FREE event—no tickets are needed


Edwin Outwater: conductor
Julie Adams: soprano


Bernstein - Overture to Candide
Copland - Hoe Down from Rodeo
Bernstein - Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Debussy (arr. Caplet) - Clair de lune
Dvořák - "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka
Holst - Selections from The Planets

Cost: Free

Urban Youth Graffiti Arts Festival

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 12 PM - 5 PM

Precita Park
Precita Avenue & Alabama St.,
San Francisco, CA

Each year, the Urban Youth Arts Festival sets up about a huge community painting wall in Precita Park for artists of all ages to express themselves, along with music and fun – typically with over 500 feet of wall space.

Music and dance by: MCs Gemimac & Ohm-I on the main stage


§  Moving Beyond Productions
§  Flavia
§  Diamond Lung
§  Jamie Z
§  Mini Mix’d Ingrdnts
§  2nd Floor Samurai
§  Mireya
§  Unlearn the World
§  Old Soul Kollective

Kids Art Station includes: painting, crafts, button-making, hat paint and face painting

Cost: Free

Zumba Festival in Newark

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Swiss Park
5911 Mowry Avenue
Newark, CA 94560

First Zumba festival in California Bay Area.
Maintain a healthy lifestyle, while having fun!
Fun for the entire family!!!!!

* Outdoors Zumba with amazing local instructors (90min)
* Live DJ: Sonido Mitotero
* Live music band: Son Latino

Vendors: delicious food, popcorn, jewelry, face painting, yes you can!
Plenty of parking space (free)

Cost: $15

Bachata Night Party and Dance Lessons on Treasure Island

Friday, July 21, 2017, 7:00 PM –12:00 AM

Aracely Café
401 13th Street
San Francisco, CA 94130

Come and enjoy a friendly Bachata Class This Friday night and continue enjoying with the Bachata Night until midnight. The class will start at 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

The party will start after the class.

Every Friday Night will also have special drinks, gourmet food and great Bachata Music for all the dancing style (Dominican, Sensual and more) All night long with our special guest Dj.

Cost: $5

Reclaiming Your Sexy: A Body Confidence & Sensuality Workshop

Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

Atomic Allure
337 13th St #201
Oakland, California 94612

The Reclaiming Your Sexy Intensive Will
·         Get Out Of Your Head
·         Release Stress &Tension from the Mind & Body
·         Bring loving attention to your body
·         Creates a safe space for you to see your body in a new light
·         Safe space for you to strip (literally and figuratively) back the stories and the memories that you've been holding that prevent you from really seeing yourself completely.
·         Gives you the practical tools that you need to conquer self-doubt, criticism and disconnection in your day to day life so you can not only feel sexy while you're moving but you feel that power in your day to day life.

The Reclaiming Your Sexy One Day Intensive Process:
·         Sensual Moving Meditation
·         Striptease x Sensual Floorwork
·         Group Coaching & Practical (Non-Bs) Spiritual Tools
·         I developed the "Reclaiming Your Sexy" process over a number of years of trial and error and seeing what worked best for my clients and what worked best in giving them what they needed in order to come back home to their sexy. I found this combination of coaching tools to be the magic sauce so to speak.

Sensual Moving Meditation is a practice of calming the mind and body and really getting to the core of what's heavy on your body and weighing on your body. This portion of the intensive is very much like a yoga class but with slow + sultry R&B music, candle light and special attention to allowing yourself to feel and connect to your body without inhibition. The moving meditation starts with a prompt/reflection and you're given time and space to journal throughout the segment as needed.

Facilitator: Rashida KhanBey

Cost: $150

Sound Healing Session

Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 7:45 PM - 10:15 PM

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

Come celebrate life and experience the healing power of gentle inspired music and high vibrational intentions.

In this experiential event, you are invited to lay down or sit if you wish and just receive; to be bathed in sound, vibration, frequency, resonance and loving thoughts that will sooth, relax and heal your body, mind and soul.

Each attendee will receive individual healing attention with didgeridoos, tuning forks, voice, etc...

Bring your own pads, pillows, blankets if you can. We have only a few extra.

We will all experience the healing power of toning, chanting, breathing, didgeridoo, drums, flutes, guitar, sitar and many other potential instruments and technologies.

Cost: $30 - $50

Free Blues Festival in Redwood City

July 21 – 22, 2017 (Friday – Saturday)

Courthouse Square,
2200 Broadway
Redwood City

Free admission! – Raffle tickets available to win great prizes with 100% of the monies collected to benefit PAL and it’s programs.

Full Schedule 2017

Friday July 21st – 5-8:30pm
6:00pm – Lara Price

Saturday July 22nd – 12-8pm
12:00pm – Stan Erhart featuring Nancy Wright
1:00pm – Walter Jebe and the Lost Roots Band
2:00pm – Henry Oden’s Rhythm and Blues Revue featuring Fillmore Slim, Craig Horton, and Margie Turner
3:45pm – Pamela Rose “Blues is a Woman”
5:00pm – Lady Bianca
6:30pm – Sugar Pie DeSanto

Cost: Free

Do It For the LOVE! :: Silent Disco Beach Yoga + Dance Party!

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Ocean Beach
Stairwell 14
San Francisco, CA

There is a magic that can be found in both songs and summer. They provide a theme for many moments in our of our lives and instantly become memories that you can tap into when you want to feel love and gratitude.

Dearest city dwellers, visitors from around the world, dancers, yogis, adventurers::
Join us for an evening of revelry, summertime celebration and BIG LOVE as the sun sets over our beautiful Ocean Beach. We cordiallly invite you to an evening of silent disco yoga, Live DJs, dancing, sunset watching and love. We're honored and excited to host this event to benefit the Do It for the Love Foundation.

You can expect to feel magic in every ounce of your being. The spirit of Michael Franti and his foundation supporting this event, and all of our incredible community coming together to share a yoga practice lead by founder Julianne Aiello and followed by dance, creative expression, costume, and love of all kinds.

All proceeds will be donated to the Do It for the Love Foundation: a nonprofit wish-granting organization co-founded by Michael Franti and Sara Agah Franti, that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live concerts.

5:30pm : Groovin' begins.
6pm - 7pm : Silent disco yoga with Franti beats!
7pm - 8:45pm : Silent Disco Dance Party
7:15pm - 7:45 : Pop Dance class with Walker Fisher (AHmazing dance teacher to lead you in groovy moves for your evening)

Walker is a Bay Area native with dance roots in hip hop, jazz and butoh. His movement celebrates human expression at the intersection of the mind + body.

We will have headphones offered to everyone, with three channels playing different music by live DJ’s. SO FUN!

channel 1 :: DJ Zach :: disco + deep house beats
channel 2 :: pop remixes // 90s hip hop // rock classics remixed by our community
channel 3 :: DJ Galexy :: full groove, seductive deep house Burning man beats
*All activities- yoga + dance are optional. DJs will be playing all night. You can participate in any part of the evening.

Cost: $25 - $30

Extended Full Body Orgasm

Friday, July 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

2501 Harrison St,
San Francisco, CA 94110-2719

What most of us associate with Orgasm is seconds of deep pleasure, release and the post- release relaxation and joy. Even in multiple orgasms the way most people experience them is getting aroused and 'reaching' orgasm again and again in irregular intervals.

With Extended Full Body Orgasm the whole experience is being in an ongoing state of orgasm. We don't reach ”an” orgasm, we go into a state of Orgasm and let go into it.

Psychotherapist and Relationship Coach Meriana Dinkova and Sexuality and Intimacy teachers Erwan and Alicia Davon will distinguish the practice of Extended Full Body Orgasm.

They will also do a live demonstration of a woman in a state of Extended Full Body Orgasm being brought there by her partner and experiencing it in front of the group (there will be genital exposure of her, so you can see the techniques as they are being practiced and as it is being explained what to do and from what place to experience it for that kind of magic, so come of you are comfortable with a life demonstration taking place).

There will be no nudity or sexual touch between participants.

Singles and Couples are welcome.

The demonstration will show and explain the principles and techniques for bringing a woman to a Full body Extended Orgasm. A lot of the principles and techniques to bring and keep a man there are the same. The differences will be addressed and explained (there will be no demo on male full body extended orgasm though.)

Cost: $20 - $35

Breath Healing Workshop with Victoria Miller

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Be The Change Yoga & Wellness
52 S 1st St, Ste 320,
San Jose, California 95113

A Breath Healing experience is unique to what you need at the time. One class you may have an immense awakening, trauma release, visions or direct guidance. Another class could serve as the rest you rarely receive; whatever you need most will come forward for you as your Highest Self is charge of your experience.

Every class is started and ended with a prayer and calling in/giving gratitude to the Angels and guardians surrounding and protecting the space. After opening prayer we lay down and begin the breath, you may feel me near you holding space, asking a question, or applying essential oils. I may speak to group as a whole and go around to assist anyone who needs. This is an active meditation, so I am only here to facilitate and hold space- Your experience is your own.

Things you may experience in class:
ü  Release
ü  Natural happy and high
ü  Clarity
ü  Heaven
ü  Awakening
ü  Visions
ü  Clear messages
ü  Past life regressions

All experience levels welcome.

Cost: Suggested donation $15 - $25.


Embrace your intuition by playing with Psychometry

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM to 10:30 PM

21020 Homestead Rd # B,
Cupertino, CA

If you are new to intuitive work, this is the place to start. If you are an experienced reader, come on out and support the newbies!

Psychometry is reading the energy of objects. It is the easiest of the intuitive skills, and ANYONE can do this! We ask participants to bring a piece of jewelry which they tend to wear often, and which was not a gift. We put the objects in a basket, and no one knows who owns what. We then go around the room and have participants grab an object at random to "read" it. You'll be amazed at how much you can pick up just by holding it in your hands.

For those of you who still wonder if you are intuitive, this is an important first step. We take a different approach from most. Rather than having you focus on one specific way of reading energy (typically "visually"), we open you up to discover your unique way of picking up information. You may not be a visual reader, and trying to teach you that way would be frustrating to you. You may be an amazing emotional reader, or cognitive, or tactile... Let's find out! Let's show you how powerful you are in your innate skills then, later, if you wish to, you can explore the others.

What will we cover in this “Mini-Class”?

o Grounding (because grounding is always very important)
o There are many different ways to read energy
o The basics of Psychometry
o The actual practice of reading jewelry

Beyond its ability to open up your intuition, psychometry has many practical uses. Understanding how objects affect you can be very important. Knowing that environments can pull you off balance provides you with skills to protect yourself. Expanding beyond reading objects to clearing them makes "uncomfortable" jewelry easier to live with.

Psychometry can also give you a very personal connection to history. Image allowing yourself the experience of reading ancient ruins and coming to know what life was like thousands of years ago. Imagine introducing a teenager to the energy/experience of a parent they lost when they were young. Psychometry is also excellent prerequisite training for reading Auras and Chakras.

Cost: $20

Vecher Tango with Quinta Tango Orchestra & DJ Glenn

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 1:30 AM

The Russian Center of San Francisco
2460 Sutter St,
San Francisco, California 94115

Dance to Quinta Tango Orchestra and Traditional Tango selections by DJ Glenn Corteza at tonight's Vecher Tango milonga. Experience the Awesome Custom Sound System by Thane Thomas Inc in the magnificent Grand Ballroom at the Russian Center of San Francisco. Silk smooth floor, Art Deco ambiance, great space for dancing! Basics Series and Int/Adv class/workshops by Glenn Corteza and Russian Balerina Julia Zharova prior to milonga. Full licensed bar with zakuski (light snacks). Bar opens at 8:30pm. Table reservations for a party of 4+

Tango Lesson 8pm to 9pm
Milonga 9pm to 1:30am

Cost: $15 Class & Milonga; $12 Milonga only

South Bay Burner Picnic - Theme Camp Speed Dating

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 11 AM - 5 PM

Murdock Park
1240 Wunderlich Dr,
San Jose, California 95129

A summer South Bay Burner Picnic has become a tradition for the past several years. We’ve called it the BBQ-A-Newbie picnic, and it’s certainly a way for virgins to get some playa orientation. We’d like this to be a get-together for the entire community, too, and one way to do this is the proposed “Theme Camp Speed Dating”. No, it’s not about finding a hook-up hottie for the playa; the idea is to have many of our 60 South Bay Theme Camps talk to the newbies and match up campers with the type of playa camp that most appeals to them. We plan to also host a Costume Exchange (give a second life to your favorite playawear) and Camping Equipment Exchange (old coolers, outgrown tents, things you don’t use anymore because you’ve upgraded), and a Make-it-&-Take-it bike decoration station.

Schedule of events:
§  11:00am Start of the event
§  11:30am – 12:15noon Newbie-Workshop #1
§  12:30 – 2:30pm Tie-Dye station
§  1:00pm – 2:00pm Theme-Camp Speed-dating
§  2:30pm -3:15pm Newbie-Workshop #2
§  3:30pm Close of event (cleanup/Leave No Trace)

What to bring with you to the BBQ:
§  Something to grill or feed 3-4 people (plus whatever you need to be comfy)
§  Charcoal, Ice, Water/Beverages, snacks, bring your own cup
§  Loved-it-but-over-it playawear for the Costume Exchange
§  Gently used camping equipment for the Equipment Exchange
§  Info about your Theme Camp to share with the newbies
§  Don’t forget to wear sunscreen/hats to protect your beautiful self
§  Bring frisbee, games, dog, friends

Cost: Free

Cacao, Chanting, Movement, Community & Connection

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7 PM - 10:30 PM

Orinda, California 94563

Reserve your calendar for a sweet cacao ceremony with chanting and connection.

*Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30pm. Container will close at 7:45pm until 10pm to keep the space sacred.*

You will be sitting with a new ceremonial cacao from Tanzania, produced by Firefly Chocolate. This gentle cacao connects us to a thriving lineage of tribal wisdom from our African ancestors. 

You will learn about this new origin and offer gratitude to the four directions. You will further activate the cacao with our evening of breath work, connection, movement and chanting.

Facilitators: Aleksandra Dubov & Jonas Ketterle

Cost: $25 - $30


Ayurvedic Perspectives on Brain Health

Sunday, July 16, 2017 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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

We will go over some Ayurveda basics. Then we will highlight best lifestyle practices, best foods and best herbs for Brain Health. This workshop will be practical; you will come out with easy to implement ideas right away. At the same time, there will be web links to scientific studies, if you wish to go deeper.

Facilitator: Ayurveda Master Laura Marshell

Cost: $15

Free Summer of Love Dance

Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Presidio Officers' Club
50 Moraga Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94129

Experience events that capture the spirit and vitality of the Presidio... past and present.

Cruise back to the days of Flower Power and the Haight/Ashbury scene with Electric Headband. Playing your favorite 1960s tunes, the group is a revival of San Francisco’s most popular bands: The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother & the Holding Company, Carlos Santana, and more. Get your groove on with a henna tattoo or face painting by Yogis Henna and Face Painting, choose 1960s-themed props and get your photo snapped in a classic Glass Coat Photo Booth, and enjoy fab food and drink for purchase from Arguello restaurant.

Doors open at 6:30pm

The Presidio joins in city-wide Summer of Love 50th Anniversary Celebration, recapturing an iconic time in San Francisco’s history that reverberates to this day. The spring and summer of 1967 brought nearly 100,000 young people to the city, joining a community that would change the world: influencing popular culture through music, fashion, and art; launching the natural and organic foods movement; protesting war with peace and love; and ushering in an era of greater connectivity.

Cost: Free