SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Tantra Beginners Weekend Seminar

September 8 – 10, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Santa Cruz, CA

Learn 22 Tantra Techniques that will transform your sexual love life into one of ecstatic pleasure, harmony and deep emotional connection! No prior knowledge or experience is necessary. There is no nudity in the seminar. The at-home Saturday night practice is optional.

Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving seminars provide the education we never had and always needed in order to have wonderful, real and lasting love, and to rediscover the full potential of our sexual energy. "Rather than a "touchy-feely" course about sex, Tantra: The Art of Conscious Loving is a spiritual yet practical guide to being present and intimate with the most important person in your life. Sure there was a lot of discussion of sex, but only in the context of celebrating yourself, your partner, your love and of life itself... this should be required learning for all people."

Have you ever felt there must be something more to sexual loving? In just a few days, you will discover the ancient secrets of female and male sexual ecstasy. You will learn to use sexual energy for increased intimacy, spiritual connection, pleasure, harmony and freedom. Turn sex into a relationship practice of healing energy, renewal and transformation.

Are you tired of chasing weak orgasms? Women can experience longer, deeper, faster and more powerful orgasms. Men can orgasm without tiring ejaculations. You can tap into an endless, spontaneous flow of creative, love energy.

In Ancient India, Tantric sex was taught as an art form that every conscious person must master. Now you can learn these ancient and proven skills translated as a 21st century art form and experience harmonious, joyful union.

No explicit sexual activity or nudity takes place in class; optional homeplay is assigned.

Cost: $595

Sausalito Art Festival 2017

September 2 – 4, 2017 (Saturday – Monday)

Marinship Park
Sausalito, CA 94965

65th Annual Sausalito Art Festival is Labor Day weekend! Meet over 260 artists, and have the opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind paintings, drawings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and more. Enjoy non-stop musical entertainment from top headliners on three stages, gourmet delights, and fine wines and champagne.



Main Stage
12:00-1:00pm:  Tainted Love
1:45-2:45pm:  The Tubes
3:30-4:45pm:  The Fixx
5:30-6:30pm:  Pablo Cruise

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm:  Sony Holland
1:00-3:00pm:  The Patsychords
3:30-5:30pm:  Dave Haskell Trio


Main Stage
12:00-1:00pm:  Boys Of Summer
1:45-2:45pm:  The Purple Ones
3:30-4:30pm:  Foreverland
5:15-6:30pm:  War

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm: Laurel Trio
1:00-3:00pm:  Foxes In The Henhouse
3:30-5:30pm:  Rusty Strings Express


Main Stage
12:00-1:10pm:  Pat Travers Band
1:40-2:50pm:  Atlanta Rhythm Section
3:30-5:00pm:  Foghat

Artist Stage
11:00-12:30pm:  Romanza (classical)
1:00-2:30pm:  Bob Culbertson (jazz)
3:00-5:00pm:  Charged Particles (jazz)

Cost: $30/day

Mindfulness and Mind-Body as Therapeutic Approaches

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

breathe holistic health
900 N San Antonio Rd., suite 101,
Los Altos, California 94022

This introductory session offers an insight to the fascinating world of somatic therapy. During this evening, we will review current research in neuroscience and explore the relationship that supports mind-body holism. We will take a dive into some basic Mindfulness techniques and gain an understanding to the important role that mindfulness plays in somatic therapy. We will then examine how all that comes together with examples of somatic psychotherapy methods.

This session consists of both lecture and experiential demonstrations. Audience participation is encouraged but not required.

About the speaker:
Shay Barak is a Personal Transformation Guide, trained in multi-disciplinary methods of healing combining the theories of western psychology and eastern philosophies. Hakomi, RC-S, Reiki, and Mindfulness are among the modalities that Shay uses in his practice.

Cost: $20


The Scarlet Pimpernel Ball – 1792

Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 11:59 PM

Alameda Elks Lodge #1015
2255 Santa Clara Ave,
Alameda, California 94501

They seek him here, They seek him there,
Those Frenchies seek him everywhere.
Is he in heaven
Or is he in hell?
That demmed, elusive Pimpernel

Dance the night away at home of the most stylish couple in London - Sir Percy and Lady Blakeney – at an utterly elegant ball introducing that scandalous new dance, the Waltz! The celebrated Bangers & Mash plays an evening of beautiful early waltzes and dashing 18th century English and French country dances. No partners needed, and all country dances will be taught and called.

For an introduction to 18th Century Country Dance style and patterns, join our pre-ball dance workshop at 7 pm. Formal dancing and mayhem follow from 8 pm to midnight.

Late 18th century costume, Regency costume, or modern evening dress is admired but not required. Feel free to wear your “Hamilton” costumes as well! The Prince of Wales, an intimate friend of the Blakeneys, was a great admirer of Angelica Schuyler Church, the sister of Eliza Hamilton!

There will be a light buffet and an excellent no-host bar. Your potluck contributions to the buffet will be very welcome! At half-time, the delightful Merrygold trio plays a selection of 18th Century English and French songs and tunes.

Cost: $25 at the door.

Free 2017 Aloha Poly Fest: Polynesian Music, Dance & Food

Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 10 AM – 6 PM

County Fair Building
9th Avenue and Lincoln Way,
San Francisco CA

Experience the sights, sounds and scents of the South Pacific at the annual Aloha Poly Fest at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park.

Celebrate and learn about Polynesian (Hawaii, Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Cook Islands, and New Zealand), Melanesian (Fiji) and Micronesian (Guam) islands in the Pacific Ocean through cultural song, dance, art and food.

Learn how to make a lei, haku, hair flowers and jewelry using flowers, feathers, palm leaves and tapa. Learn about Polynesian tatoo designs, and apply those designs or your own to ipu and drums design making. All this and more available at our Workshops.

Enjoy ukulele jam sessions and play along with others in the open-air Courtyard. Bring the young ones to the Kids’ Zone for arts & crafts, face painting, and playtime activities.

Most of all, have fun, reunite with others, make new friends, and leave with feeling like part of one big happy family.

Cost: Free

Kugelplex: Free Klezmer Rock ‘n Rollin Party

Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Yerba Buena Gardens (Esplanade)
773 Mission St.,
San Francisco, CA

Bringing rock ‘n’ roll energy to the party music of Eastern European Jewry, Kugelplex plays wild, virtuosic dance tunes at concerts, festivals and weddings. They’ve performed with Joan Baez, the Oakland Symphony, the Klezmatics’ Frank London and Kitka, among other illustrious ensembles. And for this unique program they’re joining forces with Bay Area vocal legend Linda Tillery, whose 69th birthday celebration also marks her 50th year as an irreplaceable creative force on the Bay Area scene. 

Bringing together a capaciously creative cast, Kugelplex features Lila Sklar on violin and vocals, clarinetist Jason Ditzian, bassist Eric Perney, guitarist Max Baloian, percussionist Michael Pinkham and Dan Cantrell on accordion and saw. Join us for a klezmer old-world soul party.

Cost: Free

Free Shamanic Journey Circle

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 7 PM - 9:30 PM

Sofia University USA
1069 E Meadow Cir,
Palo Alto, California 94303

Shamanic Journey Circles are an opportunity to deepen your understanding and practice of shamanism. Share sacred space, rituals, healing, and shamanic journeys to live drumming in a powerful and safe community setting.

Join us in these monthly circles with Dr. Steven Schmitz, an experienced circle leader. They are offered at no cost, and are open to anyone in the extended Sofia University community. Bring a drum or rattle (if you have one), a journal, a blanket and an eye covering (scarf or bandana).

The Circle will be held in Gaia classroom.

Cost: Free

Special Treat for Cuddlers

Sunday, September 3, 2017 at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Lupin Lodge
20600 Alderwood Heights,
Los Gatos, CA

Free cuddling party in Lupin Lodge.

Schedule on that day:
-Enter Lupin Lodge 4 PM-5 PM and pay $15 entrance fee (after 5 PM office is closed, and you won’t be able to get in)
-Swim naked in swimming pool and if you like have dinner
-From 6 PM to 8 PM we will have cuddling party (clothing mandatory)
-After that, you are free to go hiking, chill out by swimming pool, or go home (your choice)
We will try to have gender balance again, and residents and visitors from Lupin Lodge will join us.

Cost: Free ($15 entrance fee only)

Quinta Tango at the Revolution Café

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM

The Revolution Cafe
3248 22nd St,
San Francisco, CA

Quinta Tango will be playing tango at the Revolution as a trio this night, missing their beautiful bassist and vocalist Natasha. Stop by for a little while or come for the entire night. Hope to see you there! No cover charge.

Cost: Free

Open Floor: Male Bodies

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 7 PM - 8:30 PM

105 Wisteria Way,
Mill Valley, CA 94941-4138

If you self-identify as living, expressing, and experiencing life in a male body then join me and others as we practice being human in this male form.

For some people, dance is the most immediate, powerful way to give form to unconscious contents. The core of the movement experience is the sensation of moving and being moved. Ideally, both are present in the same instant. It is a moment of total awareness, the coming together of what I am doing and what is happening to me.

How can I meet what I’m noticing?

Open Floor Movement practice is the embodied exploration of the weave of our subjective experience through dance for building muscular and emotional intelligence, mindfulness and soulfulness. No experience necessary.

Join us for the practice!

Cost: $17

Free Cannabis with Yoga Flow

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM PDT and 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM PDT

Secret Yoga Studio
414 Mason St.
Suite 800
San Francisco, CA 94102

NOTE: There are two yoga sessions—2:00-4:00pm and 4:30-6:30pm.

Get Lifted.

You'll never be more zen than this.

We're bringing top cannabis brands, slow flow yoga, and ambient house music together for an afternoon of relaxation and rejuvenation.

All attendees must be over 21, ID required at entry. Medical marijuana recommendation not needed. Complimentary cannabis will be gifted to the attendees from a variety of brands sold through Eaze. More details to come!

Bring your own mat and a blanket if you'd like.

Yoga: Caitlin Ryan

Music: PRSNL (Mike Randall and Spencer Porter)

Some groovy samples for you: 

NOTE: Ticket fee is for yoga + music only. Cannabis will be freely gifted to all attendees, 21+, ID required.

Cost: $15/session

Games We Play: Telling the Truth About Relationships: Free Workshop

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

OneTaste San Francisco
39 Fell St,
San Francisco, CA

Come join us for an evening of fun as we dive into relationship!

This month OneTaste focuses on Relationship by Design where we elevate relationship from a place of security and comfort to an experience of ignited practice! Where the with your partner or anyone you are in connection with has the excuse to bring out your true desire and brilliance!

We will play "Hot Seats" (a game where you practice seeing people for who they really are) and other structured truth-telling communication games about relationships! Play and connect with others based on your revealed selves, rather than the masks we typically wear in relationships.

The evening will be an opportunity to practice bypassing the many obstacles we place between ourselves and raw connection with others! Not only does this make for more compelling interactions with others, it can also lead to surprising realizations about yourself!

This event is open to all adults 18 years or older, singles and couples and relationships of all kinds! All OneTaste San Francisco events are drug/alcohol free.

Cost: Free

Bachata By The Sea (FREE Outdoor Dancing)

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 1 PM - 7 PM

Bachata By The Sea
106 Beach St,
Santa Cruz, CA

Have you ever wanted to dance next to the beach?
Do you want to feel the breeze of the wind in your hair while dancing on a sunny summer day?
Want to meet great dancers from Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Monterey, Oakland, and all of Bay Area?

Wait no longer, BACHATA BY THE SEA combines all of this in one great party!

And the best part?
THIS IS A 100% FREE PUBLIC EVENT hosted by Bachata Sentimiento!!!

Based on last year's great turn out, we're very proud and excited to bring back this amazing event this summer!

Omid and Ariana, directors of Bachata Sentimiento Dance Team, will give a free Bachata dance class from 3pm-4pm, followed by 3 hours of non-stop social dancing!

Before the dancing starts we will do a fun Beach Picnic from 1pm-3pm.
This is a fun way to meet and get to know your dancing friends off the dance floor.
The picnic is potluck style. We all bring some snacks, fruits, drinks etc. and share.
We will have a sound system playing music so we can mix dancing, relaxing and playing fun beach games.

1pm-3pm: Beach picnic
3pm-4pm: Bachata class
4pm-7pm: Social dancing

Cost: Free

Live Music Vintage Noise

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2 PM - 4 PM

Los Altos Tasting Room
366 Main Street,
Los Altos, California 94022

Vintage Noise creates an engaging experience with their jazz and bossa nova style music, fronted by charming vocals and backed by a signature sound. They tenderly blend elements of swing, gypsy jazz, and country/pop as well! Their performance creates a rare atmosphere of intensely personal meaning for every listener.

Cost: Free

SJ Zen Den: Befriending your mind! Free Event

Friday, August 25, 2017 at 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

St. James Park
San Jose, CA

Join us for the Summer in St. James It's Happening park appearance of the SJ Zen Den, a pop-up urban sanctuary in downtown SJ to serve as a space for pause, deep breathes, meditation, community gathering, yoga, art, music, and more.

Your BTC Zen Den guides will be present to provide guided pauses to meditate, stretch, de-stress, and engage in some mindful conversations with like-minded commUnity!

This Friday we have our co-facilitators Pamela Lozff and Rashmi Guttal guiding us. Here is a little more about their workshop;

We all have that voice that chimes in to try and belittle us just when we are feeling on top of our game, and then tries to get us while we are knocked down. In this workshop, we will get to know that inner critic and also introduce it's counterpart: the wise mind. The more we can become familiar with these parts of ourselves, the more we can learn to befriend them and give that critical voice less power so that we can shift into our more compassionate, wise mind. Join us for a creative exploration and investigation of our minds!

We will be using different art modalities as well as some sharing to help bring ourselves up & our communities!

Cost: Free

Brazilian Capoeira: Free Family Playshop in the Park

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 10 AM - 11 AM

Heritage Park
300 Homer Avenue,
Palo Alto, California 94301

Grab your family and friends (+ some water) and come try the Brazilian martial art form of capoeira!

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art form that playfully incorporates music, dance, and acrobatics. It is a multi-modal physical activity which promotes the development of strength, aerobic fitness, musical skills, and flexibility. It is also a wonderful outlet for creativity, as students use improvised movements during play.

Capoeira is a fun and healthy activity that teaches leadership, social cooperation, team-building, self-discipline, and cultural sensitivity. Students are also exposed to the Portuguese language through traditional songs, enhancing their ability to learn additional languages in the future. In the long term, students of capoeira show improvements in physical fitness, physical coordination, self-confidence, and positive self-esteem, all leading to well-balanced and healthy individuals with increased focus and performance in school.

Instructor: Megha Makam

Cost: Free (Donations appreciated)

Sonic Womb: A Sound Healing Journey

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

The Center SF
548 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Enter the Sonic Womb. Immerse yourself in timeless and expansive soundscapes where angelic harmonies, soulful rhythms and heartfelt tones lead you back home.

A Sound Journey with Gabriel Logan Braun is a healing journey of mindfulness and movement. It's a dynamic and improvisational expression in response to what’s needed in the room to create a deeply healing and restorative experience for the participants.

As a multi-instrumentalist, Gabriel uses loop pedals, his voice, flutes, crystal bowls, didgeridoo, percussion, harmonium and guitar to create a unique melding of sounds for people to relax, de-stress, harmonize and embrace the depth of our sacred inner-world.

From his angelic tones to soulful beat boxing, Gabriel’s heartfelt and earthy sound comes through his music to create experiences for people to celebrate the human spirit. By creating timeless and expansive soundscapes where there is nothing for the mind to hold onto, this allows for participants to really let go and unwind from their day. At times, light percussive vocal rhythms and harmonies are interwoven to create a feeling of containment and safety which allows the mind to better focus, the body to relax and the nervous system to return to homeostasis.

Cost: $25 - $30

Manifest A Conscious, Loving and Passionate Relationship

Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM

The Center SF
548 Fillmore St,
San Francisco, California 94117

Would you like to uncover your power to manifest a conscious, passionate and deeply loving relationship? A sacred relationship that becomes a ground for increased awareness, transformation, self-love and self-actualization.

This transformational mini retreat will be led by Davita Moodley - Hypnotherapist and Relationship Expert. She will guide you toward accessing the power of your subconscious mind to heal and release limiting beliefs and patterns about relationships and unlock your potential to manifest awakened love within yourself and with a partner.

In this Mini Retreat:

We will shed light on how powerful the subconscious mind is in manifesting the relationships we experience. Each of us create a relationship blueprint that forms mostly between 0-12 years old and this holds all our associations and belief systems about love and relationships. Often even with the best of childhoods our subconscious mind, we can still be wounded, these wounds turn into unconscious beliefs we hold within about love and relationships. If these wounds remain unhealed then we will unknowingly create relationships that reflect this.

Learn how to create the relationship you consciously want and to heal subconscious pain and release beliefs that no longer align with your highest aspirations of love.

Create an inner harmony, love and self-acceptance within ourselves.

Consciously project a relationship that is a reflection of your own healing, courage and self-love. We will discuss the 5 major characteristics of conscious relationship.

Discover this deep and powerful new paradigm of love, by tapping into and connecting to your highest, truest version of yourself.

Find out how to deepen your relationship through specific practices of gratitude, Mindfulness and heightened self-awareness.

Finally discover the immense transformational powers of a conscious relationship and how this can be the vessel for self-realization.

Facilitator: Davita Moodley

Cost: $35


Indigenous Medicine Ceremony with Teonanacatl Mushrooms

August 26 –27, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

San Jose, California

Indigenous Medicine Ceremony with Teonanacatl Mushrooms in the Bay Area August 26th-27th.

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

In our Mexican native tongue, nahuatl, Teo=god & Nanacatl=mushrooms. These are very sacred and special mushrooms that grow native to Mexico and have been used by our ancestors for over 2000 years. They are very special since they only grow for 2 months in a year. These Mushrooms contain psilocybin and are only used in ceremony under the supervision of the elder.

This IS a medicine ceremony, 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 Teonanacatl mushrooms are medicine and not a drug.

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

Soul in Action-Intro to Psychodrama and Action Therapeutic Methods

Thursday, August 24 at 8 PM - 9:30 PM

900 N San Antonio Rd,
Los Altos, CA 94022

This introduction session will open for you the magical realm of Psychodrama ("Psycho"-soul, "Drama-Action") and the power of Action Therapeutic Methods. Psychodrama techniques increases your spontaneity, creativity, imagination and helps you to be present and active in the "here and now". It warms up your playfulness, curiosity and awakes your soul. Psychodrama engages individuals and groups on multiple levels through a combination of channels: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, intuitive, intellectual, emotional, relational, actional/behavioral, etc.

In Psychodrama space, we don't talk about things - we dream, improvise, feel, show, create and play. It's a space where your soul can act and be expressed. We connect and touch that autonomous healing center within where you can be your own creative healing agents.

This session will include an educational part/ lecture and a short experiential demonstration. Audience participation is encouraged but not required. The previous experience is not necessary.

Facilitator: Vlada Zapesotsky

Cost: $15

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


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.

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

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,

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