SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

A Midsummer Night's Ecstatic Dream

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT

Palo Alto, CA


Join us for contact improv class with Karin Moriarty, a potluck, and Ecstatic Dance with DJ Vedma in the fairy kingdom at A Midsummer Night's Ecstatic Dream. Dress to move but also dress as a fairy, your favorite character from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, or a human who has stumbled upon the revelry in the fairy kingdom. Please no scents or perfumes. Bring a bathing suit and towel for the pool and jacuzzi.

What to bring for the potluck based on your Horoscope type:
·         Earth: main dish
·         Fire: side dish
·         Air: dessert
·         Water: beverage (non-alcoholic)

Schedule:
·         6pm to 7pm: Contact Improvisation with Karin Moriarty (for those that pre-register)
·         7pm to 8pm: Potluck, fairies, and magic
·         8pm to 10pm: Ecstatic Dance with DJ Vedma in the fairy kingdom
·         10pm to 11pm: cuddle pile and jacuzzi

Facilitator: Mia Blaisdel

Cost: $30 for contact improv and Ecstatic Dance, $20 for just dance.



World Dog Surfing Competition in Pacifica

Saturday, August 5, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Linda Mar Beach
Highway One and Linda Mar Blvd
Pacifica, CA 94044


The World Championships for Dog Surfing take place on the Northern California coast -- where the concept for the sport originated -- bringing together dog surfing talent for charity. Dog surfers are invited to bring home the gold.

During the event, there will be a number of activities including the surf competition, partner tents and activities, and more.

2017 Schedule

Surfing Competition

·         Entrant Check-In: 9am-10m
·         Dog Surfing (exhibitions and heats): 10am-12pm
·         Human Solo Surfing: 12-1pm
·         Awards & Prizes Announced: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Pet Wellness Fair (10a-2p)

·         Give Your Dog a Checkup (Nails, Teeth, Weight, Tips, Vet Questions)
·         Massage and Fitness By Happy Hounds Massage
·         Mobile pet adoptions

Surf Dog Village (10a-2p)

·         Dog Disc Competition (i.e. Beach Frisbee Catching)

Ball-fetch-in-water Competition (Time TBD)

·         (Speed and Distance For Dog To Retrieve Ball Tossed In Water)

Costume Contest (Noon to 1pm)

·         Dog Costumes
·         Human Costumes
·         Dog and Human (Mixed Tandem)

Yappy Hour After Event (2:30p to 5p)


Cost: Free to watch. Entering your dog ranges from $10 to $25


Jai Uttal Live Kirtan in Santa Cruz

Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave,
Santa Cruz, California 95062


Embark on a vocal journey through the sacred sounds of ancient India. Drawing from an unbroken tradition of Indian devotional singing, Jai Uttal 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. With solo performance and call-and-response group chanting, Jai creates a space of invocation, prayer, and heartfelt expression.

Jai has been leading Kirtans worldwide for over thirty years. "These ancient chants," writes Jai "contain a transformative power and healing energy. By singing these prayers we join a stream of consciousness and devotion that has been flowing for centuries."

No previous experience is needed. This is an exploration of the heart, independent of vocal or musical technique.

Jai Uttal, a Grammy nominated sacred music composer, recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, and ecstatic vocalist, combines influences from India with influences from American rock and jazz, creating a stimulating and exotic multi-cultural fusion that is truly world spirit music. Having traveled extensively in India, where he met many beautiful saints and singers, Bhakti yoga became his personal path. Jai has been leading kirtans around the world for more than 30 years, creating a safe environment for people to open their hearts and voices.

Cost: $25 - $30


1940's Dance Party in San Jose

Friday, August 4, 2017 at 6 PM - 10 PM

History San Jose
1650 Senter Rd,
San Jose, California 95112

(Physical address of entrance is 635 Phelan Avenue San Jose, California 95112)



Pick out the best 40's outfit you've got, put on your dancing shoes, and join us (Spirit of '45 Bay Area) on August 4th from 6 pm-10 pm as we swing dance under the lights at San Jose's "History Park" to the sounds of big band "Swing Solution" !


Food and beverages will be for sale throughout the night.

Cost: $10



Cuddle Party with Marcia

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

Kensington, CA 94708


Cuddle Party is a short workshop in non-sexual touch, boundaries and communication, followed by a couple of hours to put what you’ve learned into practice by enjoying and exploring touch. (Think hugs, foot rubs, back rubs, spooning and just general non-sexual snuggling.) Join us for an exploration of nurturing, some sweet affection, loving connection, and an opportunity to hone your boundary and communication skills.

At this Cuddle Party, Marcia Baczynski, the co-founder of Cuddle Party, gently leads you and the other guests through an orientation, where you’ll learn to make easy, respectful requests and communicate clear boundaries, and where we’ll go over the simple rules. Then you’ll have plenty of time to relax, chat, cuddle, have a snack, or just hang out.

This is a terrific opportunity to explore high-quality touch, practice asking for what you want, and experiment with setting boundaries.

Cuddle Party is not a sexual event! Everyone remains clothed in pajamas and agrees to the Cuddle Party Rules, which include:
·         Arrive on time for the welcome circle/orientation.
·         Ask for what you want and get a verbal “yes” before proceeding.
·         You don’t have to cuddle anyone you don’t want to, or anyone at all, ever.

Some people are already comfortable with touch and can’t wait to be in a place where that’s OK. Others aren’t even sure they want any touch at all, but come to explore some communication skills. Others are just curious about what it might be like. Whatever your reasons, a Cuddle Party is a great playground for discovering more about yourself, for exploring new ways of connecting with others, or simply enjoying a relaxing, cozy evening with other cuddly souls.

Cost: $35


Heart of Avalon Nonviolent Communication Practice Group

Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Heart Of Avalon,
714 Blackfoot Court
San Jose, CA


Gather together in an open-hearted, high vibrational community to practice Nonviolent Communication (NVC), developed by Marshall Rosenberg. No experience is necessary, but some familiarity with NVC will be helpful to participate. Reading Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg is highly recommended.

We create a safe container for sharing authentically from the heart in honest self-expression, to be heard, to be known... we listen to each other in empathy and we learn the skills for authentic, fulfilling connection.

NVC can help you identify needs and feelings (yours and those of others), move beyond "right" and "wrong", eliminate coercive and manipulative language, reduce triggers, minimize conflict, and create harmony and peace.

Heart of Avalon is a growing community of support for health and wellness that seeks to create
a way of living that is healthy, less stressful, more balanced, sustainable, beautiful, connected to the Earth, immersed in community support, full of gratitude and celebration, joyous, and abundant.

Facilitator: James Prieto

Cost: $20



Free Sunnyvale Summer Music Street Party

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 5:30 PM - 9 PM

Historic Murphy Ave,
Sunnyvale, CA 94086


The Megatones return to the Sunnyvale Summer Series, Music and Marketplace this Wednesday, August 2nd. Come join us for this rocking summer street party!

An original member of the Megatones, Harry provides lead vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion and harmonicas. Spending most of his young life in Atlanta and Nashville, he was influenced by rock/blues groups like the Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, and the Who, as well as bluegrass/folk of Tony Grisman, the Eagles and the Grateful Dead. He got his professional music start doing with solo guitar/singer gigs in Nashville clubs, next moving and playing for several years in Boulder, Colorado, until eventually landing in the bay area in the late 80's.

After a few initial shows with the group the Extremes, he and friends Dick Sillman and Joe Bac formed the earliest incarnation of the Megatones, with drummer Pat Greene and bassist Dave Buchanan. Ken Stollman soon replaced Dave on bass, with Mike Wills joining on drums, and the band quickly established itself as one of the premier cover bands in the bay area, headlining big parties at the Hearst Castle and the Mark Hopkins Hotel SF, and playing innumerable shows at local clubs. Guitarist Mike Sult joined in 2004, creating the band's current lineup.

Cost: Free


Free Festival of the Chariots in Golden Gate Park

Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 11 AM - 6 PM

Sharon Meadow
Golden Gate Park
320 Bowling Green Dr.
San Francisco, CA


The “Festival of the Chariots,” known throughout India as the “Ratha Yatra” festival, has been performed for thousands of years in Puri, India, and today it is celebrated in all major cities throughout the world. More than 3,000 people attend each year in San Francisco alone.

Typically at this annual interactive parade, people pull three large chariots by ropes throughout Golden Gate Park, ending at Sharon Meadow on the corner of JFK Dr. and Stanyan Street around 1 pm for the Festival of India.

Everyone is invited for a free vegetarian meal, live music, ancient Indian dances, exhibits, books, and more.

Cost: Free


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.

Benefits:

·         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

Intrahealth
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

Conductor/Performers

Edwin Outwater: conductor
Julie Adams: soprano

Program

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

Performers:

§  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.

happenings:
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