SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Ecstatic Dance Eclipse

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 8 PM - 10 PM

The 418 Project
418 Front St,
Santa Cruz, CA


With this extraordinary juxtapositon of moon and sun, we dance! Come move, express, and connect...let yourself be playful, reverent, curious, and cathartic as the celestial bodies do their own timeless dance in the sky!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Doors will close at 9pm. No one admitted after that time!

No shoes, no booze, no talking on the dance floor.

Ecstatic Dance is a free-form, conscious movement experience. Move however you wish. Respect the space, yourself, and each other.

All welcome over the age of 14. This is a smoke and scent free event!

Cost: $15


The 3 Keys to Opening Your Relationship Without Tears

Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM PDT

Iron Giant Loft
1080 23rd Ave
Oakland, CA


Curious about ethical non-monogamy, but already in a relationship you don't want to lose? Ready to open your relationship and your heart, but want to make sure you avoid as many ‟newbie mistakes” as you can?

The benefits of practicing non-monogamy are exciting... and the potential pitfalls can make polyamory and other forms of open relating seem intimidating to even the most rock-solid partnerships. Sex, intimacy, and relationship coach (and veteran polyamorist!) Alex S. Morgan shares the three keys to successfully opening an existing relationship so that you can begin your adventures from a solid foundation, using practices that will help all of your relationships thrive.

In this 90-minute workshop, we'll cover:

·         How to overfill your partner's love tank using communication strategies that keep you focused on what works in your relationship
·         The five ingredients that will help you and your partners apologize to each other in ways the other can hear
·         Four questions that will guide you and your sweetie toward shared expectations before you open your relationship
·         How to develop realistic relationship agreements that grow with you on your journey
·         Navigating relationships with your partner's partners
·         The biggest cause of jealousy—and how to proactively minimize it

Come smooth out your learning curve and learn the three keys to exploring open relationships in a way that nourishes your existing relationships, while teaching you relationship skills you can use to level up across all of your connections.

This workshop is focused on partnerships transitioning to open relationships and polyamory; much of the material applies to triads and people practicing solo polyamory as well, but the unique challenges of solo polyamory will be covered in an upcoming workshop.

If you'd like to come early and connect with folks, we'll have optional socializing time (potluck welcome) from 6:30 - 7 PM. The workshop starts at 7 PM.

Cost: $20

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-3-keys-to-opening-your-relationship-without-tears-tickets-36301252022

The 420 Games in San Francisco for Free (limited number of tickets)

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Golden Gate Park
1 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118


The 420 Games are a national series of athletic events to de-stigmify cannabis and the people that use it in a healthy, active and responsible lifestyle. Join UFC Legend Frank Shamrock, NFL Legend Reggie Williams and other pro athletes to change the perception of cannabis users forever!!!

In each location, we put on 4.20 mile runs to show that cannabis users aren't lazy stoners. The fun run is followed by a Lagunitas Beer Garden, educational speeches, booths from top cannabis companies, and live music!

The events are FAMILY FRIENDLY and all ages are welcome.

THERE IS NO MARIJUANA CONSUMPTION ON SITE!
 
Though The 420 Games has expanded to Colorado, Washington and Oregon, August 26th, 2017 will be the 4th year of the 420 Games in San Francisco at Golden Gate Park.

RUN, WALK or BIKE. EVERYONE WINS - While we do have many competitive runners that lead the pack, many people also slowly jog or walk the course! The goal of this event is not to be the fastest around the course. It's to come out, have fun being active with thousands of other 420 Athletes and wellness oriented cannabis consumers.

THE 420 GAMES VILLAGE - COME EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE THE RUN!! The 420 Games Village opens at 8 am and will be open till 2 pm. We'll have about 50 cannabis industry exhibitor booths.




NFL/UFC SPEAKERS - UFC Legend Frank Shamrock and NFL players Kyle Turley, Eben Britton and Reggie Williams will be speaking from the main stage to talk about cannabis for athletes and as an alternative to opiates and pharmaceutical painkillers.

420 YOGA SESSIONS - Totally free and included with all tickets. We will feature Elena McAlpine of YogaWorks to lead us through both a pre-run warm up and then after there will be a 2nd yoga session for the late comers. Yoga this year is sponsored by Papa & Barkley and Big Rock Farms.



So, After the 4.20 mile course, join us at The Music Concourse Bandshell, where we will have 2.5 hours of Beer Tasting sponsored by Lagunitas from 11am to 1:30pm, enlightening music, educational speeches, some comedy stand-up, and industry sponsors and exhibitors! Event at Golden Gate Park ends at 2pm.


Cost: Free (if you follow the discount link from SnowBomb below), regular $12 - $50


Sound-Making with Taraneh Hemami and Hugh Livingston

Friday, August 25, 2017, at 6 pm to 8:30 pm

Villa Montalvo,
Saratoga, CA


Join artists Taraneh Hemami and Hugh Livingston as they introduce you to their new sonic artworks commissioned for Montalvo’s latest outdoor exhibition, Now Hear This!

In a family-friendly drop-in workshop, Livingston will invite visitors to explore the principles of bird communication and use deep listening techniques to identify found sounds they can use to invent their own bird song. These new bird songs will be added to Livingston's sonic menagerie, Birds of Invention: A Garden Opera, in Montalvo’s Italianate Garden. In addition, Hemami will invite visitors as well as some special guests to activate her sound sculpture One Voice (Yek Seda) -- also located in the Italianate Garden. Poet Monica de la Torre and composer Hans Tammen -- both Lucas Artist Fellows -- will also participate.

Cost: $10


Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification Training

August 24 - 27, 2017 (Thursday – Sunday)

San Jose Courtyard Marriott
111 Holger Way
San Jose, CA 95134


·         Wish you could change procrastination to motivation?
·         Are you feeling stuck in life? Learn how to get unstuck.
·         Do you grind your teeth? Bite your nails? Have a fear of public speaking?
·         Do you wish you could change that craving for donuts/desserts to healthy fresh fruit?
·         Do you want to wake up feeling energized and excited to start your day instead of hitting the snooze button?
·         Want to communicate with a spouse or loved one without arguing?

NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the study of excellent communication, both with yourself, and with others. NLP is a set of tools and techniques for achieving your goals and producing specific results you desire in your life on a consistent basis.

If you want to have more choices about your behavior and emotion, to improve your relationships and the way you communicate, and create better results through becoming a greater thinker, then NLP can provide you with a step-by-step framework for achieving all this and more.

Learn the language of the most successful people on the planet in this amazing 4-day integrative training. Our Integrative NLP Practitioner Certification Training (iNLP) is a comprehensive training, covering everything you need to know to succeed (and help others succeed) in business, relationships, career and any other area of life.

Cost: $194



Healing Your Relationship with Money - First Steps

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

900 North San Antonio Road,
Los Altos, CA


In this workshop, you will explore your relationship with money using Visualizations, worksheets and discussions. This is a hands-on workshop. You will receive valuable tools and action steps to take to start the process of healing your relationship with money.

If you have struggled with making money, keeping money, or have deep seeded beliefs about money you want to move past this workshop is for you!

Facilitator: Kavita Melwani

Kavita is a serial entrepreneur and certified Transformational Coach and Hypnotherapist. She holds a Master's degree in Education and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology.

Cost: $25


San Francisco 76% Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Cupid’s Span
The Embarcadero & Folsom St,
San Francisco, CA


On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse. This is the first time since 1918 that a total eclipse will cross the entire United States.

This path, where the moon will completely cover the sun and the sun’s tenuous atmosphere – the corona – can be seen, will stretch from Lincoln Beach, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina. Observers outside this path will still see a partial solar eclipse where the moon covers part of the sun’s disk. Always use eye protection when viewing an eclipse.



This map shows the globe view of the path of totality for the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. The best viewing on the west coast is near Corvallis, Oregon with the Bay Area being in the 76% totality swatch.

For San Francisco, the eclipse starts at 9:01am with the maximum phase (76%) at 10:15am with the eclipse ending at 11:37am.

You never want to look directly at the sun without appropriate protection except during totality. That could severely hurt your eyes. However, there are many ways to safely view an eclipse of the sun including direct viewing – which requires some type of filtering device and indirect viewing where you project an image of the sun onto a screen. Both methods should produce clear images of the partial phase of an eclipse.

Check with local science museums, schools and astronomy clubs for eclipse glasses—or purchase an ISO 12312-2 compliant and CE certified pair of these special shades.

Cost: Free



Free Falun Dafa Meditation Workshop

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10 AM - 12 PM

Cubberley Community Center,
Suite T2 (outdoor),
400 Middlefield Rd,
Palo Alto, CA


Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient Chinese meditation exercise of the Buddhist school. It is now practiced by tens of millions of people in over 110 countries because of its tremendous health benefits. In this free workshop, you will learn not only the exercises, but also the reasons why meditation has healing powers.

Cost: Free


Indigenous Medicine Ceremony with Hikuri

August 19 –20, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

San Jose, California


Indigenous Hikuri (peyote) Ceremony in the Bay Area August 19th-20th.

Guided by Grandmother Chicahuaxochitl from Jalisco, sun dancer, medicine woman, and Indigenous healer who has been working with the medicine for over 25 years.

This is a Connecting and Healing process through Grandfather Hikuri (peyote) and also a Biological Decoding aimed at healers, people with chronic degenerative diseases and anyone who wishes to heal their mind, body, and spirit.

The abuela and our other support in California have complete documents which make our ceremony entirely legal under religious pretext.

The hikuri is medicine and not a drug.

What is Hikuri? It is native tongue for a Medicine Power Plant that has historical significance for being used by our ancestors dating back to the Aztecas. Commonly known as peyote. Tribes from northern america have been in hikuri ceremonies for over thousands of years, introduced by more southern tribes people. Peyote is not addictive and it is impossible to over-dose using it. Some physical properties from peyote are that it is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, alkalinizes our body, and is anti-parastic.

Anyone interested in participating will go through an interview.

Space is limited, please contact Liz via text message or phone call for more information and to hold a space. 1(408)881-3672


Fado and Jazz by Ramona Vieira Quartet

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

Angelicas
863 Main St
Redwood City, CA 94063


Eclectic music lovers will have the opportunity to savor the symphonic stirrings of Ramona Vieira & Quartet. The audience will be immersed in an evening of the romantic, yet haunting rhythms of fado, the folk music of Portugal. Fado, which literally means fate or destiny, is the most widely recognized genre of Portuguese music, dating back to early 19th century, Lisbon.

Traditionally, fados are dramatic ballads expressing love, loss and redemption. Vieira captivates her audience with the evocative laments of the old-world classics which she has infused with innovative instrumentation, creative layers, and soaring vocals.

The ensemble also performs original compositions, American (Blues/Pop/Jazz), and universal classics. In short: Sensual, Soul-Stirring World Music.

Cost: Free


Power of Love Yoga Retreat

August 18 - 20, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Mount Madonna Center
445 Summit Road
Watsonville, CA 95076


Inside all of us is an incredible potential for unconditional love and compassion, a potential with the power to transform our lives and the world.

Come join us for an unforgettable weekend retreat, where we will utilize a variety of embodied practices and psychological modalities to open and awaken the heart, tapping us directly into this unlimited potential for love.

The majestic Mt. Madonna spiritual center, nestled in the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains, offers an expansive and visionary place to overcome the obstacles preventing us all from living a life of love. With endless hiking trails surrounded by towering redwoods, nourishing vegetarian meals, yoga and meditation halls. Mt. Madonna offers the perfect opportunity to disconnect from the world to reconnect with ourselves. 

Vinyasa, yin and partner yoga will release the tension and blockages that prevent love and joy from flowing through us. Group discussions, lectures and exercises will help us break through our unique challenges in living a life of love, and come together as a community. Guided Thai massage will offer the opportunity to explore the practice of loving-kindness, acceptance and connection another person. 

This will be weekend you do not want to miss. Give yourself the gift of love today.

Weekend Retreat includes:
* Two morning meditations, 2 yoga classes, 1 yin yoga class
* Two delicious vegetarian meals and a snack per day: Friday Dinner, Saturday Brunch, afternoon snack and Dinner, Sunday Brunch, afternoon snack
* One partner yoga class and one guided Thai massage class
* Two Power of Love Sessions to awaken the heart and help you bring more love into your life
* Full access to Mt. Madonna Center: over 355 acres of open meadows and redwood forests, including hiking trails, volleyball, tennis, and basketball courts, a small lake for swimming, a hot tub, a gymnasium for volleyball and basketball, and massage and herbal steam-bath facilities.

Cost: $235 - $435



Gypsy Swing and Hot Jazz at The Starry Plough Pub

Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 9:00pm-11:00pm

The Starry Plough Pub
3101 Shattuck Ave,
Berkeley


3-in-1: Gaucho + Nathan & Jessie + Shine Delphi: Gypsy Swing and Hot Jazz at The Starry Plough Pub in Berkeley!

Gaucho is a masterful Bay Area band that combines the influence of gypsy jazz of 1930’s Europe with the rhythmic drive and collective improvisation of New Orleans swing music, gutbucket blues and elements of ragtime. Their sound, a uniquely American concoction, blends instrumental acuity and lighthearted humor that keep their audience coming back for more. As founder, guitarist, and main composer Dave Ricketts says, the band is “in love with the music of Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller and Jimmie Rodgers, as well as the stories, the life styles and the footsteps of hundreds of other great jazz, blues, country and rock musicians that created the sound of American Music from roughly 1900-1950’s”

Fresh off their Southwest and East Coast tour, Nathan & Jessie return to the Bay to perform a night of gypsy-blues-swingin-folk music. Together, these two make for an unforgettable performance! The duo has traveled all over the world sharing their music on streets and stages with their unique sound. A fusion of jazzy folk and blues on resonator guitars and accordion, along with interesting interplay between male and female vocals, make their performances unlike any other.

Shine Delphi of New Orleans mixes elements of traditional jazz, country blues picking, and folk storytelling. He has performed with the likes of The Carolina Chocolate Drops and Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band.

Cost: $5 / at the door


Square Dance Fun Night! (No Experience Required!)

Friday, August 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
4111 Alma St,
Palo Alto, California 94306



It's hip to be Square!

Join us for our monthly no-experience-required evening of high energy modern square (and folk) dancing to the mellifluous voice and music of Arlene Kaspik, from Chicago's Chi-Town Squares!

Come for the dancing, stay for the fun, friends, food, and opportunity to socialize!

Square dancing, contra dancing, and more! All the calls used will be taught that evening... including some surprises for experienced dancers.

Partner is not required.

Cost: $8 or pay what you can.


Free Workshop: Communicating with Loved Ones

Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM

2641 Media Way
San Jose, CA 95125


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

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

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

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

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

So open your heart and get ready to:

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

Begin your journey with the Human Awareness Institute.

Cost: Free



Magic, Science, and the Human Mind

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Fenwick & West LLP
801 California St
Mountain View, Ca 94041


Magic is typically performed as a sequence of barely-related tricks, which focus merely on fooling people. It is typically viewed as being a trivial and light-hearted distraction for children, rather like a dancing dog. However, magic can be far more than just that. It can portray deeper truths about the human mind, the human condition, and the human predicament. I shall illustrate a number of performance pieces that draw from cognitive science to make the magic more meaningful. Judge my magic, not merely by how convincingly it lies, but by how compellingly it reveals he greater truth.

Dr Kim Silverman is a Principal Research Scientist at a large Silicon Valley technology company, where he works on speech and language technologies. He has B.Sc. degrees in Cognitive Science and in Computer Science, his Ph.D. is from Cambridge University, where he was Research Fellow in Speech Synthesis. and his post-doctoral research was at Bell Labs.

Kim is also a professional magician, with a reputation for making magic meaningful. He is President Emeritus of the Silicon Valley chapter of the Society of American Magicians, and a Magician Member of the Academy of Magical Arts in Hollywood, better known as the world-famous Magic Castle. His TEDx presentations on his thinking behind his magic have 107000 views so far. His Commonwealth Club presentation on "Magic, Science, and the Human Mind" was syndicated to 160 public broadcasting stations nationwide.

Cost: $10 - $20


Sound Bath in Santa Clara

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 12 PM - 2 PM

The Bay Club (Santa Clara, CA)
3250 Central Expy,
Santa Clara, CA


Join David Romero for two hours of sound therapy. You'll experience chimes, gongs, Tibetan crystal singing bowls, drums and an array of instruments from David's worldly travels. David will transport and immerse you into a cosmic world where the power of sound is healing for the body, mind, and soul.

Imagine being immersed in beautiful sounds that are healing to your body, expansive for your mind and cleansing to the soul. Where you’re bathed in vibration and frequencies that resonate deep within your souls core while heightening your conscious awareness. Using Gongs, Crystal Bowls, Tibetan Bowls, and various instruments from all around the world, prepare for a Yoga experience that will leave you cleansed and refreshed.

Cost: $25/members, $50/non-members


Shanti ~ Sound Bath at Willow Glen Yoga

Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Willow Glen Yoga
1188 Lincoln Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125


A Sound Bath is better experienced than explained.

Sound Bath is a healing session you can experience while resting in a safe and secure place.

A Sound Bath can be an unforgettable sound experience for those who seek deep relaxation, rejuvenation and an acceleration of their inward journey. Time is suspended as you enter a world of vibration, sensation and experience.

Come to this intimate gathering and enjoy listening to the beautiful healing tones of the Crystal Singing Bowls and the Alchemy Bowls.

Dress comfortably, Please bring your own mats and towels

Cost: $20-$50 sliding scale



NorCal Cosplay Ball

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

Mosaic Dance and Fitness
1159 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404

-Dance lesson taught by our great dance instructor
- Alots of food provided by our team. You are also welcome to bring your own food as well (Message me if you like to bring anything)
-Photography Booth
-Dedicated playlist theme and schedule
-Ballroom Dancing, Swing Dancing, and other Casual dancing
-Dance Assistance that will assist you on the dance floor to help on your dances and ensure you have a fun time.
-Latin Dance Mixer and Swing Dance Mixer where you can switch partners in the circle for every couple seconds.
-Learn and dance to Group Waltz Routine
-Royal Court Contest that you just have to be physically be there to win.
-drawing ticket to win prizes

Please be aware that this is a dress code enforced event since we want to keep this formal as possible.

Schedule:

3:45 pm
Door open

4 pm:
Dance lesson

5 pm:
Welcome to the Ballroom (15 minutes)
Anime Set (15 minutes)
Ghibli or Vocaloid (20 minutes)
Latin mixer (10 minutes)

6pm:
Zelda or Persona (20 minutes)
Video Game (20 minutes)
Pandora Hearts Group Dance (20 minutes)

7pm:
Final Fantasy+Disney=Kingdom Hearts (30 minutes)
Demo (10 minutes)
Mystery Set (20 minutes)

8pm:
Break time (10 minutes)
Waifu vs. Husbando (20 minutes)
Swing Mixer (10 minutes)
Inuyusha or Fairy Tail (20 minutes)

9pm:
Costume Contest Winners (10 minutes)
K-pop Set (20 minutes)
Drawing Tickets (15 minutes)
Finale Set (15 minutes)

Cost: $20


Chinatown Alleyways Festival: Music, Dance & Art

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 11 AM to 5 PM

Waverly Place,
San Francisco, CA


The free afternoon music and alleyway festival will bring together San Francisco residents and visitors alike and will feature an eclectic and inclusive mix of traditional and contemporary artists, performances, and art. A highlight of this year’s Festival will feature a newly commissioned work about inclusion by Jon Jang, “Walter U. Lum: Chinese Times.”  The piece is dedicated to the legacy of Walter Uriah Lum (1882­-1961), a Chinese American journalist and civil rights leader, and serves a powerful reminder of the 135th Anniversary of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act. In 1985, the alleyway adjacent to Portsmouth Square in Chinatown was renamed Walter U. Lum Place, making it the first local street named in honor of a Chinese American.

The festival will also feature:
·         Marcus Shelby, whose work and music has focused on sharing the history, present, and future of African-American lives, and on social movements in the United States of America
·         Chinatown’s own Jest Jammin’, the last of the local “Chinatown bands” that performs soulful tunes from the ‘60s, ‘70s, and recent decades
·         The duo Jabel featuring Jason Liu and beloved Chinatown performer Belinda Ho performing classic songs from Shanghai music’s golden era
·         The Great Wall Youth Orchestra of Laney College, whose repertoire consists of traditional folk songs and orchestral and opera compositions from China, augmented by a mix of European classics, American pop pieces, and a variety of African, Australian, and Latin American folk songs
·         Gingee will return this year with her unique take on electronic music, blending elements of global bass, world music, hip hop, and a contemporary twist on the Filipino Kulintang
·         Long-standing community fixture, the popular Maggie Wong will be the Master of Ceremonies.

In addition to wonderful musical performances at this year’s Chinatown Music Festival, there will also be an array of art and cultural activities that will extend across two streets of Waverly Place to further transform and highlight the alleyways. “Living Alleyways” activities include interactive design exhibitions, dance, Chinese opera face painting, massage, Chinese puzzles, and more.

New this year, participants will also be able to pick up a special coupon booklet featuring some of the best local businesses and merchants on Waverly Place and near the alleyway.

Cost: Free


Free Guided Marijuana Walking Tour

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Alamo Square Park
Scott St. & Fulton St.,
San Francisco, CA


The Psychedelic Summer of Love Tour celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the hippie revolution. Learn about how cannabis and LSD were used as counter-culture tools to help fuel the monumental cultural evolution of arts, political policies, medical breakthroughs, compassion, and more! 

Marijuana is not consumed on this tour.

The Psychedelic Summer of Love Tour starts at the Painted Ladies in Alamo Square. Join Green Guide Tours as we weave through the Haight & Ashbury while discussing how cannabis helped spark a cultural revolution around the world. Learn about the history, politics, and legal policy changes from 1967 onwards.





Cost: FREE (suggested donation - $15)


Free Traditional Chinese Medicine Festival

Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10 AM - 4 PM

Five Branches University
1885 Lundy Ave #108,
San Jose, California 95131


Transform your life and explore an immersive experience at our event. An ample set of activities are prepared such as TCM Diagnosis, Acupuncture & Massage treatment, Herbal Dietetic food tasting and preparation, Qigong and Tai Chi Demonstrations and interactive lectures. In one day, you will gain exciting ideas and resources in life quality improvement.

Schedule:

10:00am ~1:00pm: Free Health Care Services: TCM Diagnosis, Acupuncture & Massage treatment (Morning Session)
10:00am ~11:00am: Qigong Demo & Workshop
1:00pm ~4:00pm: Free Health Care Services: TCM Diagnosis, Acupuncture & Massage treatment (Afternoon session)
1:15PM-1:45PM: Dietetic Food Tasting & Presentation in English
2:00pm - 2:40pm: Traditional Chinese Tea and Dietetic Tea Appreciation Workshop
2:00pm - 3:00pm: TaiChi Demo and Workshop
2:00pm - 2:30pm: Chinese Calligraphy Demo and Presentation
2:30pm-3:00pm: Mini-lecture: the path to become a professional acupuncturist
3:00pm - 4:00pm: Meditation demo and Workshop

Cost: Free


Summer of Love is Real in San Francisco

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 11 AM - 3:30 PM

Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
5 Embarcadero Ctr
San Francisco



Make LOVE not WAR performance event. Our vision is to go on the streets of the Financial District and give away FREE LOVE and CARE to all our brothers and sisters.

All inclusive is a key component. All Genders, Ages, Social Status, Religion, Ethnicity, Cultural Background, Sexual Orientation and so forth. Our aim is to inspire something REVOLUTIONARY by SHARING LOVE and BEAUTY. The receiving is in the giving. We will make LOVE by Caring and Touching, Kissing on Cheeks and Hugging for the simple act of expressing LOVE. Totally Revolutionary in flipping the script where Acts of love are the socially accepted norm. Love and beauty accepted in all of its forms.





Would you join us?

Cost: Free



The Tantric Path to Intimacy

Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM PDT

Mango Dome Community Center
30 Laskie Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


The key to having nourishing relationships is less about sexual technique and more about the quality of presence and depth of intimacy you create together. Tantra offers a wide range of powerful, experiential tools that are remarkably effective in helping you build a strong foundation and reach new heights of passion. Join sexual empowerment coach and educator Dr. Alison Ash and learn how to:
·         Create grounded connection and loving presence through tantric meditation and pranayama breathwork
·         Take control over creating chemistry with others by using the chakras as a framework for exploring different types of erotic energy
·         Deepen intimacy by delving into new ways to experience pleasure and form sexual connections
·         Craft powerful rituals that are uniquely designed for you and your lover/partner(s) so you can break out of routine and create fresh and fulfilling ways of relating
·         Understand the ways tantric philosophy relate to the topics of self-love, consensual non-monogamy, and spiritual relationships

Discover how these profound ideas and potent skills can help you create more presence, sustain sweet connection, and continually deepen intimacy in your relationships.

Cost: $40


San Jose Jazz Summer Fest

August 11 –13, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

San Jose Jazz Festival Main Stage
Post St & S 1st St,
San Jose, California 95113



Northern California’s hottest event of the summer features a lineup of international stars, emerging artists and regional favorites playing jazz, blues, salsa, Latin and R&B. It’s more than the biggest live music event in Silicon Valley—it’s the perfect summer experience with tasty food, wine and microbrews; family fun; and an after-hours club crawl.

This year’s headliners include Chris Botti, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Angelique Kidjo with Pedrito Martinez, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Maceo Parker and dozens more. Summer Fest presents the largest celebration of Latin jazz and salsa found on the West Coast including DaymĂ© Arocena, Oscar Hernández and Alma Libre, Pacific Mambo Orchestra and Jimmy Bosch. The Blues/Big Easy stage brings it home with Samantha Fish and Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys. Our Jazz Beyond programming, which explores where jazz is going, features The Seshen and Robert Glasper Experiment.




Cost: $70 - $100 / 3-days


Free Summer of Love Celebration

Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Burlingame Public Library
480 Primrose Rd,
Burlingame, California 94010


Join us as we transform the library to 1967!

Featuring:
-60s decoration
-Period costumes
-Live music from the Dave Rocha Jazz Trio, playing jazz from the 60s
-Photobooth
-Crafts
-Refreshments
and more!

Come dressed in your favorite 60s attire!

Cost: Free


Don Neely Swingtet at the Woodchopper's Ball

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7 PM - 11:30 PM

Woodchopper's Ball
(Verdi Club) 2424 Mariposa Street,
San Francisco, California 94110


The Woodchopper's Ball, named after the classic 1939 swing tune by the Woody Herman Orchestra (and their biggest hit!), is a new weekly Tuesday swing dance event held at the beautiful historic Verdi Club in San Francisco. It features an all-ages dance party with a different live band each week and a free basic lesson, beginning and intermediate monthly classes in Lindy Hop and Balboa, a large 2500 square-foot dance floor, and a full bar and lounge (21+ only). Brought to you by Hep Jen and Ken, the long-time regular instructors and organizers at San Francisco’s Lindy in the Park.

Don Neely, bandleader, arranger, reed player, songwriter, and vocalist, leads this fine jazz ensemble, authentically recapturing the excitement of the celebrated music originating from the Jazz Age of the 1920s and the early Swing Era of the 1930s.

EVENING SCHEDULE

6:30pm:               Doors Open
7:00-9:00pm:      Swing Dance Class
7:30pm:               Full Bar Opens (21+ only)
9:00-9:15pm:      Basic Lesson
9:00-11:30pm:    Dance Party

Cost: $10



Family Constellations Session in San Jose

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Community of Infinite Spirit
1540 Hicks Ave,
San Jose, CA


When we have tried to change something, and haven’t been successful, it is often because it is serving a purpose for our Family System. It is impossible to understand and heal this unless we are able to “see the entanglements” in our Family System. We are able to do this through the Family Constellation.

Doing a Family Constellation can help you in many ways! For example, it can help you with:   
* Your personal relationships 
* Your professional life 
* Your health 
* To take an important decision 
* To understand a specific situation 
* To be successful and have abundance

Come and join us in the meeting of the New Family Constellations! You don’t need prior experience with Family Constellations to join. 

In this meeting, we will first have a small introduction and then we will continue with an exercise where everyone will be able to participate, learn and benefit. Then we will do one or two constellations. 

It is not necessary for your family to be present to do a Family Constellation. The other participants will represent the members of your family needed to do a constellation. The less they know about your family, the better. 

* Please come early so that we can and take advantage of the time we have together. 

Cost: $10


Urban Awakening - Divine Devotion - A Night of Meditation and Sound Healing...

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM PDT

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117


Urban Awakening - is a special celebration of Devotion to the Divine in the forms of meditation, sound healing, music and community.

The evening will consist of a talk by Craig and Gigi about devotion to Spirit and fully living your unique expression in the world, guided meditation, sound healing, music led by Gigi and Maga Ayala and lots of special community time!

As a certified sound practitioner and energy healer, the work Maga shares is intertwined by the thread of light language that comes through her. Light Language is a primordial language that is understood by all on a soul level. Much of its clarity is within the trust of the unknown; breaking through mental barriers by opening heart barriers. It is only the language’s sound vibrations which can be perceived by the human senses, illuminating the listener on a multidimensional subtle level.

Feel free to bring your own singing bowls, tuning forks, gongs, chimes, hand drums, other sound healing instruments and your beautiful voices! We can all join in music, song and sacred sounds.

7:30 - Doors open
8:00 - 8:30 - Welcome and talk by Craig and Gigi
8:30 - 9:00 - Guided meditaiton
9:00 - 10:00 - Sound healing and music

Facilitators: Craig Wenaweser, Gigi Azmy, and Maga J. Ayala

Cost: $15