SF Bay Area Holistic Calendar

Free Workshop-Learn to Heal your Physical & Emotional Pain

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

226 Edelen Ave,
Los Gatos, CA


This Workshop will teach you to:
1. Use a simple and powerful technique to transform and heal the thoughts, beliefs, emotions, traumas, and experiences that are contributing to your pain and undesirable results and preventing you from obtaining happiness, success, health, and well-being.
2. Access your intuition to identify the unconscious limiting beliefs and emotions contributing to the issues to be healed.
3. Manifest your heart's desires. 

Results from Healing Sessions:
*Eliminate stress, anger, fear, resentment, depression, and hurt
*Eliminate physical & emotional pain
*Remove blocks and limiting beliefs
*Heal injuries, diseases, and trauma
*Create success, well-being, and happiness
*Heal & attract healthy relationships
*Learn to love and forgive yourself and others unconditionally
*Enhance your intuition
*Create what you want in your life

Facilitator: Laura Quirke

Cost: Free

Tantra Basics Workshop

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM PDT

East Bay Community Space
507 55th St.
Oakland, CA



Tantra is the spiritual path of awakening and becoming whole through the practice of bringing awareness into your body and embracing all that life has to offer. Through this practice, tune into the energy of your body and your partner and channel it for awakening and healing. As a Tantrika, you will learn to harness your bliss as fuel for spiritual growth.

During this workshop, you will:
·         Learn the basic history, theory, and practice of Tantra
·         Experience Tantric meditation and breath-work
·         Connect to your chakras and tune into to your subtle energy
·         Through the practice of Transfiguration, see the divine in yourself and your partner
·         Embody the Divine Masculine and Feminine
·         Explore partner exercises to share conscious touch, cultivate intimacy, and share energy

This is a fully clothed event, perfect for beginners. You are welcome to participate at exactly the level that feels right for you. Open to singles, couples, triads, etc... and people of all genders.

Facilitators: Leslie Grace and Matt Sturm

Cost: $25


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Clarity Breathwork and Movement Journey

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM – 12:45 PM PDT

Sofia University
1069 East Meadow Circle
Palo Alto, CA 94303


Experience PeaceJoyinspiration and Connection while pain and tension melt away with a group Breathwork Journey. Circular breathwork through the mouth is an ancient and sacred tool for cleansing, rejuvenating, and harmonizing body-mind-heart-spirit.

·         Work with the power of intention.
·         Awaken more Aliveness, Wellness, Creativity, Wisdom and Love during a powerfully healing 75-min group breath journey while laying down comfortably, with music, guidance, and hands-on support.
·         Enjoy inspiring movement dancing to music before/after the breath jouney to Liberate Your Body & Spirit.
·         Illuminate Truth, Peace, Love, Joy and Wellbeing while old toxins, thoughts, beliefs, pain and emotions gently fall away.
·         Experience an altered state of consciousness where Clarity—clear seeing, knowing, sensing—can flow more freely.

Facilitator: Katherine Glasa

Cost: $35 - $45.


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IntraHealth Holistic Healing and Wellness Faire

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

IntraHealth
21020 Homestead Rd., Suite 2,
Cupertino, 95014, CA


Free 10-minute sessions in:

Pain-Relief & Prevention: Physical Therapy and Chiropractic: Petra Eggert, DC, PT, Doctor of Chiropractic and Physical Therapist

Intuitive Body Scan: Helene Rothschild, MS, MA, LMFT, Holistic, Intuitive Counselor

Chinese Pulse / Tongue Diagnosis or Nutritional Response Training: Marie Jacobson, LAc, NTP, Licensed Acupuncturist / Herbalist, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Yoga Consultation: Coco Pastizzo, RYT Certified Yoga Teacher

Reiki Healing: Sean Simic, Master Reiki Teacher

A Gift of Clarity – Learn of your amazing abilities: Q&A with Brian Rainie, Intuitive Methodologies

Chakra Assessment: Ritika Rose OTR /L; CLC, Mind Body Spiritual Awareness Coaching/Healing

Cost: $10 (suggested donations)


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Chakra Workshop: Clearing and Balancing Chakras on yourself & others


Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM PDT

Nataqua House
220 Nataqua Ave.
Pacifica, CA 94044


Building on the essentials of Energy Medicine, learn about Chakra Clearing. Balance your own chakras as you clear out old, stagnant energy to bring in vibrant, new energy. Receive training on how to balance others’ chakras. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, or massage table.

Cost: $40



Cuddle Party in Santa Clara

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 2:30-6:30 PM

351 Lowell Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95051


A Cuddle Party is: A structured, safe workshop on boundaries, communication, intimacy and affection. A drug and alcohol-free way to meet fascinating people in a relaxing environment. A laboratory where you can experiment with what makes you feel safe and feel good.

This playful, fun workshop has been a place for people to rediscover non-sexual touch and affection, a space to reframe assumptions about men and women, and a great networking event to meet new friends, roommates, business partners and significant others.

Can Cuddle Party restore your faith in humanity? It just might. But at the very least, you’ll have a great time, and leave feeling relaxed and inspired.

Facilitator: Yvonne Shevnin

Cost: $40 per person / $60 per couple / $10 Students


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Holy Fire Reiki Healing Night - Open to All!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Reiki Energy Healing
174 S. Main Street,
Milpitas, California 95035



You are invited to attend Reiki Healing Night which includes:

- A brief introduction to Reiki
- Stories about how Reiki has impacted others
- A healing attunement
- Snacks & refreshments

Leave feeling refreshed and energized and share your experiences with like-minded folks in a friendly, comfortable and welcoming environment.

Reiki is a form of energy healing that can help alleviate physical, emotional, mental and spiritual stress. It is a way to ‘tune-up’ your energy to its healthiest state allowing for healing to take place.

Cost: $25 suggested donation




Spring Equinox ~ Singing Bowl Meditation

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM PDT

Sophia Center for Wellness
2100 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 3
Campbell, California 95008


Join Spirit Medium Marie Katherine as she hosts a Crystal Singing Bowl Meditation at The Sophia Center for Wellness in Campbell on the 25th of March at 5 pm.

Celebrating Spring Equinox 2017 as we focus on opening our hearts to a new season.

Cost: $11


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Saturday Night Drum Circle!

Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 7:15 PM to 8:45 PM

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


Find your groove in this friendly and supportive drum circle!

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.  I have plenty of instruments to share (let me know if you need one).  

Cost: $10.00 donation.

Free 2-Day Meditation Training Course for Married Couples

March 25 – 26, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Ardenwood Blvd & Commerce Dr
Fremont, CA 94555


This 2-day course provides a comprehensive overview of the system of Pranahuti Aided Meditation (PAM) to prospective students. The system is also called the Natural Path. It is a comprehensive self-contained spiritual discipline that aims to assist couples to evolve together into cosmic consciousness and obtain Self Realization. The system uses the process of Pranahuti (Yogic Transmission) by a competent trainer as the main aid to assist a person to grow and transform.

This course is suitable for married couples who want to undertake the journey of Self-Realization and achieve their highest potential. The system provides effective meditation methods and on-going support to enable couples to grow spiritually and attain higher levels of balance and happiness.

Class agenda (Saturday and Sunday):

·         Introduction to Natural Path
·         Daily meditation practices - methods and techniques
·         Role of Pranahuti (yogic transmission technique) as an active and continuous support for practitioners to achieve higher level of consciousness
·         Holistic way of living to be in tune with universal consciousness
·         Control of mind and concentration
·         Stages of Progress - A complete map of spiritual journey up to the highest level of consciousness
·         Four experiential guided meditation sessions (30 minutes each) during the two-day course

Cost: Free

Curiosity: A Study of Relationship thru Dance

March 23-26, 2017 (Thursday – Sunday)

Mountain View Masonic Lodge
890 Church Street
94025 Mountain View, CA


Others inspire all sorts of feelings in us: positive ones, negative ones – every possible texture, tone, and frequency. Sometimes we act out or amplify these feelings, sometimes we try not to notice them – and sometimes, in an effort to stay with our own experience, we avoid others altogether.

What would our lives – and our relationships - be like if, instead of investing and re-investing in our likes, dislikes, and pre-judgments, we remained openly curious about the feelings we inspire in one another?

In this workshop, we will use the physical and energetic language of the Open Floor Movement Practice to explore and express our natural responses toward one another. Instead of fixating on or ignoring these responses, we will practice including them, with awareness, in our dance. As we allow the many textures of relationship to move through our bodies, we can experience a new sense of fluidity and authenticity in our needs, preferences, and attachments. Using mindful movement practice, we will investigate and develop our innate curiosity, including it in our range of habitual responses so that we may move from prejudice and separation toward a sense of openness, connection, and peace in the company of others.

This workshop is an excellent (even necessary!) foundation for Andrea’s Libido workshops.

Facilitator: Andrea Juhan

Cost:  $345



Free Workshop: Opening Your Heart to Intimacy

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT

4 Point Sheraton,
1603 Powell St,
Emeryville, CA 94608


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.

Join us at a mini workshop, and discover a beautiful, growing community dedicated to bringing more love to our planet, one human being at a time — whatever your color, ethnicity, age, body size, ability, religion, spiritual practice or none, gender or sexual orientation.

Cost: Free


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Hugging Therapy: Dance Workshop (W36)

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

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

Hugging has no unpleasant side effects and is all natural.  There are no batteries to replace, it's inflation-proof and non-fattening with no monthly payments.  It's non-taxable, non-polluting, and is, of course, fully refundable. 

~Author Unknown


The act of hugging is an inherently vulnerable act. As we open our arms, we expose our chest, our very heart, to the person before us. It’s a complete gesture of vulnerability, letting the other person know that we trust them enough in this moment to grant them passage into our personal space. You can’t experience a truly great hug if you don’t allow yourself to be vulnerable. That’s why so many hugs these days are stiff and unsatisfying. Too many of us are afraid to let each other in. So if you’re with someone you know will behave respectfully inside your embrace, take the risk and allow yourself to be vulnerable. Open your arms and…

Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the episodes, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- All ages and physical capabilities are welcome. You choose you own level of participation and involvement.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a wave” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT

Cost: Recommended donation $15 (cash, at the door).


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In The Swing

Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7 PM - 11 PM

Open Embrace
20368 Clay Street
Cupertino, CA

Open Embrace would be hosting an evening of music and dance with an Outstanding Bay Area Jazz-Swing instrumental and vocal group performing songs of Swing Era, Bebop, Latin Jazz.

We will serve full dinner buffet with drinks and deserts.

Cost: $30.00 admission with reservations by March 29 to: lena.open.embrace@gmail.com or 408 859-3783 with msg. without reservations $35.00 if available.

Payments at the door, we will open at 7pm, music will start 7:30-45.


Face in the Mirror: Dance Workshop (W38)

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

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

"People need to learn to love their inner self. When looking at the mirror, don't look at your face alone, but also look at your heart, because that is where your real beauty lies."
-- Terry Swoope

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Dance therapy is offering numerous benefits for physical, mental, and emotional health. Music itself can be a very powerful tool. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. When dance or any movement is set to music, it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved, as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.

Please join us for the dance movement therapy workshop in Cupertino, where we will explore different attributes of the emotional and physical well-being through set of the creative and fun exercises, mixed with the episodes, filled with free-form dancing.

Main benefits you may expect:

- Getting a good ability to express suppressed emotions
- Establishing a positive and rejuvenating connection with your body
- Improving general physical fitness and gross motor skills development
- Processing internal negative beliefs, improving confidence and self-esteem
- Encourages creativity and imagination
- Connecting others people on emotional level
- Creating a positive life outlook, addressing stressful life events and depressive episodes

Every workshop is different, and the facilitator will follow the flow, adjusting the list of the exercises and free-form dance activities to the created team spirit and atmosphere.

Important notes:

- No partner or previous dancing experience necessary.
- All ages and physical capabilities are welcome. You choose you own level of participation and involvement.
- Please try to be on time, as it is easier to “catch a wave” if you are present from the class beginning.
- Clothing: anything that would let you move freely.
- Shoes: dancing bare-feet is the best, but you can also use soft flat shoes. Please no outdoor shoes on the floor.
- There is plenty of parking near the studio. Follow the GPS guidance, however as soon as you turn to the parking lot from Bandley Drive, you need to drive around the building to find the Li's Wushu Academy Entrance at the back. There are no entrances from the front or sides of the building.

Workshop Facilitator: Tanya Pekker, LMFT

Cost: Recommended donation $15 (cash, at the door).


One Day Holotropic Breathwork Intensive

Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9 am -7 pm

Santa Cruz, CA

Holotropic breathwork is one of the most powerful and deepest spiritual tools available for humanity today. Discovered by Stan and Christina Grof, the pioneers of transpersonal psychology, this approach offers an opportunity for:
                                   - Self-exploration,
                                   - Healing old traumas of body and psyche,    
                                   - Releasing energetic blocks,    
                                   - Breaking through the life crisis,  
                                   - Connecting with your intuition and wisdom,   
                                   - Transforming habitual life patterns,    
                                   - Opening up to transpersonal realms and creativity.    

 The key principle of Holotropic Breathwork is to trust the Inner Healer activated inside of us in non-ordinary state of consciousness. Every person has their own healing process with the content and quality unique for this particular moment. Holotropic setting, evocative music, experienced facilitators, loving and supportive field help us to open the door and initiate the process. The journey begins!

Cost: $165 - $175


Asha Stanford Holi 2017

April 8 – 9, 2017 (Saturday – Sunday)

Sand Hill Fields
Oak road,
Stanford, California 94305

Join us for the biggest celebration of the Indian Spring festival in the Bay Area that brings together an unique cultural experience with more than 5000 lbs of food-grade colors over 2 fun filled days for a deserving cause!

Real fun with colors, music, dance and food on two days - Saturday, April 8th (11am-3pm) and Sunday, April 9th (11am-3pm).

Cost: TBD


Alchemical Healing: An Introduction

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM PDT

Innate Sense
1275 Lincoln Avenue
Suite 4B
San Jose, CA 95125

What is Alchemical Healing?

Alchemical Healing brings together innovative techniques from shamanism and energetic healing with the principle of alchemy creating a practical form of physical healing, wellness, spiritual coaching & growth.

All those desiring to gain the ability to self-heal and increase their capacity to support others in their healing process, will find this a powerful and trans-formative experience.

Who Should Attend?

Everyone who is ready to learn & experience energy healing techniques.


During our workshop we will cover:
• An introduction to Thoth
• Alchemy & Initiation
• Forgiveness as an Alchemical Process
• Heart Breathe Meditation

Cost: Free


Healing Forum on Tibetan and Chinese Medicine

Sunday, April 16, 2017 at 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM PDT

20600 Mariani Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014

SCHEDULE:
·         2:00pm - 3:00pm: Session 1 - Tibetan and Chinese Medicine: Historical Background, Theory, and Philosophy
·         3:00pm - 3:30pm: Q&A
·         3:30pm - 4:30pm: Session 2 - Tibetan and Chinese Medicine: Diagnostic Methods and Treatments
·         4:30pm - 5:00pm: Q&A

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Andrew Qi Wu (Ph.D, L.Ac)
Dr. Wu has over 45 years of clinical and academic experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), and is recognized as one of the top TCM doctors in his profession.
Dr. Wu started his career in 1967 as a disciple of renowned TCM doctors, and later graduated top of his class from the Tianjin TCM College in 1982. After graduation, Dr. Wu joined the faculty of Tianjin TCM College and practiced at its affiliated teaching hospital.
In 1988 Dr. Wu became the visiting professor for the TCM college in San Francisco. In 1993 Dr. Wu founded the Alliance of World Traditional Medicine. In 1998, Dr. Wu was appointed Adjunct Professor by the Tianjin TCM College, and was awarded a Ph.D. in Oriental Medicine in 2001. He currently serves as Vice President of Five Branches University in San Jose, CA. Dr. Andrew Wu has been practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1989. He frequently lectures and makes media appearances both locally and internationally.

Yangdron Kalzang, Menpa, LAc
Yangdron is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist, as well as a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine (in Tibetan: Menpa). She has been practicing Tibetan Medicine for over 20 years and she founded Kunde Institute in Daly City, California in 2005. The center is committed to preserving and continuing efficacious healing with Tibetan Medicine, Acupuncture, and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices in the context of the modern world. Yangdron was born in Lhasa, Tibet and earned her Tibetan Medicine Doctor degree from the Tibetan Medical University in Lhasa, Tibet. She has been teaching and receiving medical students from Stanford University School of Medicine for clerkships since 2008. Yangdron is fluent in Tibetan, English and Mandarin Chinese. She speaks and teaches regularly throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Kunga Wangdue, Menpa

Menpa Kunga Wangdue was born in Tibet, and began his Buddhist studies at the ripe age of eight and studied Tibetan Language and Buddhist Philosophy at Drapung Monastery in Lhasa. Menpa Wangdue then began his extensive study of Tibetan Medicine and graduated from Tibetan Medical and Astrology College in India in 1996. He had the privilege of completing a year-long internship under Senior Menpa Kunga Gyurme, former personal physician of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. From 1998 to 2002, he served as a clinical practitioner in Nepal. Menpa Wangdue has been practicing Tibetan Medicine in New York, and he is the Vice President of Traditional Tibetan Medical & Astro Association New York.

Cost: Free


9th Annual Network for a New Culture Spring Camp

April 19 – April 26, 2016 (Wednesday – Wednesday)

Lupin Lodge
20600 Aldercroft Hts,
Los Gatos, California 95033

Truth, Trust, Touch and Transparency: A Community Celebration!

Imagine your "Longing" for "Belonging" fully satisfied!
Imagine your "Sense of Separation" replace by "Unitive Awareness"!
Imagine finding the missing link to the redeeming joy of your own fully lived life!

Imagine a global community of people wh aspired, conspired and prespired to create a shared mental, spiritual, sensual paradise.

Join us for 7 days diving deep into mindful conscious community as we practice and play in a loving container of Trust....
What to expect:
Experiential connection exercises, Lots of dancing, SD/Zegg Forum transformational Psychodrama, Nonviolent Communication training, Tribal Technologies, singing, Tantra light, Community building wisdom classes, sensual temple, strut your stuff ~ talent show, musical performance, improv, massage, cuddling, biodanza, self-exploration in the loving container of community...

What are we doing?
Network For a New Culture (NFNC) is a group that was originally inspired by the German community ZEGG (acronym for German words meaning "Center for an Experiment in Cultural Design").

NFNC seeks to build a sustainable, violence-free culture through exploring intimacy, personal growth, transparency, deep self aware honesty, equity, compassion, sexual freedom, and the power of sacred mindful community.

Cost: $500/pass and $25/day/accommodation


Extraordinary Sex, An Experiential Taste of what is Possible

April 21 - 23, 2017 (Friday – Sunday)

Santa Cruz, CA

Hey couples, and friends with benefits, looking to get juicier in the bedroom...

One of the sweet joys of relationship is that sense of comfort and safety with each other.

However, many couples eventually land in what feels like the "dark side" of that safety. Does this feel like you?

Perhaps your relationship has gotten complacent, resentful or lost the romance and passion it once had.
Sex might have become boring or even nonexistent which starts to feel lonely and depressing even when you spend every day with your beloved partner.

Amongst all this and the hustle-bustle of daily life, its easy to forget the love and desire we have for our partners and our sex life gets put on the back burner.

What you may not know is that enhancing and maintaining a juicy sex-life is the exact ROOT to a fulfilling, juicy, successful happy life - in AND out of the bedroom.

This is why we created the:
Extraordinary Sex, An Experiential Taste of what is Possible
So you can Ignite Your Sex Life & Increase Your Bedroom Fun
This 3-Day Weekend is designed to help you and your partner expand your sexual repertoire and have better sex.

Facilitators: Deborah Kat & Deva Dawn

Cost: $495 - $695


Women's Healing Conference: The Village

Sunday, April 23, 2016 at 8 AM - 6 PM

Hidden Villa
26870 Moody Rd,
Los Altos Hills, California 94022

As the world seems to spin and change faster and faster and becomes more polarized, our time together becomes even more precious. We can slow down, really BE, Connect with ourselves, each other, and the Greater Web of Life, cultivate Unity and Co-Create Healing, Wisdom and Beauty. There is so much talent to be celebrated in Our Community. We will create a beautiful village of abundance WITH YOU!

-All-Day outdoor VILLAGE featuring our Community’s talents and gifts with Community-Led Classes, Healing Sessions and Marketplace.
-FIve WHC-led workshops: Opening Healing Ceremony, Indigenous Health & Wisdom, Sound and Dance Medicine, Craft-Making, Closing Healing Ritual

Our intention is to enjoy and expand our community of talented resources, learn from each other and delight in our shared gifts. We hope to inspire and stir your interest to continue raising the quality of your health to the next level through a variety of alternative practices.

Connect with an amazing community of women healing practitioners, educators, farmers, ceremonialists, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, artists, musicians and dancers, to share, learn, explore, expand, and rejuvenate.

Cost: $135-$175 / person


Blacklight Wars - San Jose

Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Santa Clara Fairgrounds
344 Tully Rd
San Jose, CA 95111

Blacklight Wars™ has taken a dream of unbelievable, glowing fun and turned it into a reality. At Blacklight Wars™, we have developed the world’s first neon-colored water glow battle that will allow you and your friends to have a once in a lifetime opportunity. Armed with Liquid Glow™ Water Balloons, Glow Soakers™, and Glow Balls™, you will drench an opposing team in Liquid Glow by bombarding them in a Glow Arena™ filled with more black lights than you’ve ever seen. When the war begins, participants have a chance to create a serious glow masterpiece. It’s like an epic water balloon fight, but even better—it glows in the dark!
This night of neon fun will include a booming DJ at the main stage, as well as vendors, food, drinks, and a party unlike any other.

Step 1
Get Registered!

Step 2
Wear a white shirt!

You can choose any white t-shirt or you can wear your awesome commemorative Blacklight Wars™ t-shirt that is given to you with your registration.
You must wear goggles while in the Glow Arena. Goggles will be available for purchase at the merchandise tent, or feel free to bring your own.

Have an epic Blacklight War!

Whether you choose to use our complimentary Liquid Glow Balls, available in the Glow Arena. Or, you can purchase Liquid Glow Water Balloons and Glow Soakers at the merchandise tent. Armed and ready to begin your Blacklight War, the DJ gives the green light to begin, that’s where the fun starts. Throw, shoot and bombard the other team with as much Liquid Glow as possible. Truly the world’s most exciting water fight!

Step 4
Enjoy!

If we had to insert a step 4, it would be to enjoy every minute of this incredible event. When the Blacklight War is over, you will be glowing from head to toe under our black lights with Neon Liquid Glow!

Finished with your first Blacklight War? Well, stick around and head to the main stage. DJs will light up the night, have you dancing and making memories that will last a lifetime.

Cost: $20-$50


Universal Drumming Playshop with Jeni Swerdlow

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1 PM - 3 PM

595 Millich Dr,
Campbell, CA 95008-0520

Are you ready for a rhythm tune-up? Join the club! Drummers & the drum-curious are invited to come together through universal rhythms & global grooves. Open to all levels & styles, DRUMMM Rhythmic Events Founder & "Chief Rhythm Activator" Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR will show how to make your drum sing & your spirit soar! Beginner-beginners are especially encouraged. Bring a drum if you have one. A limited number of drums will be available to play for an additional $5.

What people say about Universal Drumming:

“Jeni is skillful at challenging the beginning drummer as well as the more advanced drummer. It is fun to keep building on what we have learned!”

“I have been playing djembe for 15 years and Jeni still helps me refine my individual and group techniques while connecting with the joy and musicality of drumming together. I highly recommend her class for all levels.”

Facilitator: Jeni Swerdlow

Cost: $33



Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Figments

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at 7:30 PM – 11:00 PM PDT

Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110


The Dancehall of Beautiful Radiant Things is a social-mixer-disguised-as-a-slow-dance-club that welcomes dancers and non-dancers of all skill levels to share in a night of song-length social vignettes. Upon entry, attendees are given a dance card with 21 spots for 21 songs. Fill your card with friends, with strangers, with secret crushes, with future besties. That's 21 chances to be present and connect with a dance partner for the length of a simple, 3.5 minute serenade. No strings attached. No irony. No dancing skills required.

So come dressed to the nines and mingle at the Verdi Club on March 22nd! For this very special first Dancehall of 2017 we'll be collaborating with FIGMENT Oakland to bring you your favorite easy listening yacht rock classics. So come sail away and help bring free participatory art to Mosswood Park this June.

Cost: $20-$30

Ecstatic Heart Puja

Wednesday, March 22, 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 Tantrik text. Through a 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.

Open to singles, couples, triads, etc... and people of all genders.

Facilitators: Leslie Grace and Matt Sturm

Cost: $25


More March 2017 events:


Dark Pink Puja

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM

Oakland Hills, Oakland, CA 94619


Sample the juicy delights Tantra has to offer. Tantalize your senses while getting high on energy itself exploring your heart, energy and a deeper connection with yourself and others. This is the perfect place to come and explore Tantra whether you're dipping your toes in for the first time or a seasoned pro!

Caroline Carrington's legendary Dark Pink Puja is an interactive experience expanding connections, intimacy and love. You are guided through a series of fun and playful exercises including sound, breath, energy and conscious touch and invited to choose a variety of partners through the evening. Each Puja Caroline creates includes new exercises for a unique experience every time. This event is LGBTQI positive and welcomes singles, couples and triads to join in the fun.

Cost: $50 - $65


San Francisco Ballet Sensorium

Tuesday, March 21, 207 at 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

San Francisco Ballet
Chris Hellman Center for Dance
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Sensorium is an evening of dance, art, and music—a total sensory experience. Come early to enjoy pop-up experiences. Purchase a quick drink or light dinner at one of the bars located throughout the Opera House. Watch 90 minutes of exuberant ballet, and then dance the night away at our after party with SF Ballet dancers and DJ Chris Clouse.

Cost: $29.