Rebirthing Breathwork and Deep Relaxation (Yoga Nidra)

When: February 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm

Rebirthing Breathwork and Deep Relaxation with Mahendra Briksha Opening to Divine – the Source and Ground of life. Feel energetic, alive and creative all the time! Saturday, February 3rd, 2018 4:00 pm – 7:15 pm This workshop will include some simple breathing exercise, body movements, tips and practices, along with a full session of Conscious Connected Breathing to support integration, connection and awakening. Cost: $30-$40 (No one will be turned away for lack of funds) RSVP is required. To RSVP go to https://www.meetup.com/bayarea-conscious-breathing-and-eating/events/246720615/ Briksha was born in the small village of Himalayas, is a yogi, a certified Rebirthing Breathwork practitioner, an Integral life coach and raw vegan chef. Mahendra Briksha combines Vedantic-Yogic practices, Buddhist wisdom and Integral insights in his teaching. He has been teaching and leading breathing sessions and meditation classes for 10 years. He is a graduate of the yoga teacher training program at the Vivekananda Yoga Research Center in Bangalore, India and holds certificates in Integral Yoga from[...]

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World Breathing Day Breathwork

When: January 22, 2018 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco

An Invitation to Celebrate Life and Our Togetherness with the Breath!   The “World Breathing Day ” January 22nd, is a day dedicated to the Art of Conscious Breathing and YOU are invited to celebrate the power of your conscious breath with us. Suggested Donation: $10-$20 (nobody turned away for lack of funds) On Monday, January 22nd, 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm Yoga Society of Sf (Upstairs @ Sanskrit room) For registration click here. PS: If you are not able to join us in person, please do so in your own space as outlined in the following invitation by the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF): CELEBRATE YOUR BREATH We, the International Breathwork Foundation (IBF), invite you on January 22nd, at 12:00 noon (your time zone), to connect by internet for 15 minutes with the Universal Breathing Room of www.DoAsOne.com. And if you are away from the internet, just sit, close your eyes and focus your attention on your inhale and your exhale. Try this for 15 minutes, or longer[...]

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Deepening with Biodanza (Dance of Life)

When: January 26, 2018 @ 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco

Mirjam Krohne and Belisa Amaro invite you to taste this uplifting, fun practice, founded on and inspired by rituals that celebrate life and the anthropological studies of dance. Originated in South America and practiced in over 180 countries, Biodanza uses music, expressive movement, and authentic connection to create experiences of joy and aliveness. It has gained worldwide notoriety for its promotion of both physical and psychological health when practiced on an ongoing basis. Some benefits of Biodanza: – Improves the capacity for enjoyment – Reduces stress – Increases self-esteem and confidence – Encourages human connection – Builds community – Fosters an intrinsic understanding of solidarity and value for life This 2 hour-Biodanza class, open to new and versed participants, will be followed by a 10-session series (two Fridays a month). No dance experience necessary. Open class January 26th, 2018 8:15 – 10:15 pm $20-25 sliding scale (at the door, cash only) 10-session series: Feb 9 and 23 Mar 9 and[...]

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North Indian Classical Music with Arjun Verma, sitar and Nilan Chaudhuri, tabla

When: January 12, 2018 @ 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco, 2872 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Arjun Verma and Nilan Chaudhuri present an evening of evocative melodies and intricate rhythms. Combining ancient, traditional elements with on-the-spot musical creations, these performers will present a full recital drawn from the bountiful tradition of North Indian Classical Music. Arjun Verma is a sitarist trained by Maestro Ali Akbar Khan. As a child, Arjun learned from his father, sitarist Roop Verma, himself a disciple of Ali Akbar Khan and Ravi Shankar. As a teenager, Arjun was very fortunate to study with Ali Akbar Khan for eight years, and since the Maestro’s passing in 2009, with his son Alam Khan. The combination of these influences results in a style encompassing the profound as well as exhilarating aspects of North Indian classical music. Arjun has performed around the world, including noteworthy performances with St. Louis Symphony, Houston Grand Opera, and at Prague Castle, Pattee Arena, the Fillmore, and at the United Nations in Geneva. Arjun has performed with renowned musicians in many[...]

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Full Moon Fire Ceremony

When: April 29, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Brothers and Sisters! Let’s get together to share our beauty and joy, celebrate our existence, heal our wounds, reveal our gifts, connect with the web of life, and create peace & light for the world. Bring your drums, rattles and other creative or music objects. Come with an open heart! Sunday, April 29th 6:00 – 7:00 pm Free event. Upper Deck Yoga Society of San Francisco 2872 Folsom Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Led by Vedantin/Gabriella and Friends

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Tantric Expansion Cacao Ceremony with Nick Meador

When: January 27, 2018 @ 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco, 2872 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

Join transformational facilitator Nick Meador for a cacao ceremony weaving together holistic (mind/body/spirit) therapeutic practices to break through what’s limiting your true potential and start maximizing your life purpose and fulfillment. Nick is returning to Yoga Society SF after a stop on his Soul Lift Cacao Tour in October 2017! This will be a “white tantra” experience focused on soul healing and life force expansion. We’ll de-armor the body and clarify the mind so that we can create more productive life patterns. This opens up the path to more bliss and connection with the divine, whether within ourselves, with a partner, or with a whole community. *This is not specifically a couple’s workshop. Individuals and pairs are all welcome.* We’ll have an opening circle to support each other with intention for the ceremony. Nick will serve the gentle plant medicine cacao, grown organically in eastern Guatemala at a family farm that he visited personally. Pure cacao opens the heart, deepens[...]

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Breathwork and Sound Bath with Zach and Emile

When: January 27, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco

On the afternoon of Saturday, January 27th, Zach Evans – musician, bodyworker and international facilitator of Activate Breathwork and Emile Janse – practitioner of sound healing via various instruments, vocal toning and throat singing– will be leading an immersive experience through the transformational power of the breath and sound healing at Yoga Society of San Francisco in San Francisco, CA. Through this experiential workshop, participants will experience the activation of the breath through a blending of ancient and modern techniques for releasing restrictions in the breathing pattern. Zach will draw from his experience as a bodyworker to speak on the various holding patterns experienced by most people in the modern world and he will facilitate a practice designed to transform these restrictions into a deeply full, unbounded breath. This results in allowing free-flowing life force to pulse through the body. Participants will then have the opportunity to explore heightened states of consciousness through this activated breath. As the breath begins to[...]

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Sound Bath Reiki Healing with Emile and Celia

When: January 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Where: Yoga Society of San Francisco, 2872 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA

“Give your self the gift of healing. Come reset, renew and rejuvenate as you immerse yourself in sound, bathe in its healing, and receive Reiki with gentle touch (or no touch). Bring a mat, blanket, pillow, or anything else you want in order to feel comfortable within the space. The reiki sound bath will take place lying down. We will have space at the end for people to share their experience or journal about it. Sharing is invited but not necessary. Eat lightly and arrive hydrated. Emile is a long time musician who has been practicing sound for healing since 2013. Emile uses the didgeridoo flute, handpan (Hang), singing bowls, and overtone throatsinging to bathe you in sound-worlds of peace, joy, bliss, and healing. You can learn more about Emile’s journey and offerings at Opentothesource.com. Celia is a Reiki Master that began her journey into healing modalities through yoga and meditation. She currently lives in Santa Monica where she continues to teach[...]

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New Moon Day Breathwork and Meditation:

When: December 16, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

New  Moon Day  Breathwork and Meditation:  Breathe to connect with Power House ( Divine-the source and ground of life) and hence feel energetic, alive and creative all the time!     Saturday, Dec. 16th, 4pm-7pm Donation $30-$40   RSVP is required. (please don`t just show up, smetime event might cancel, filled up) To rsvp email: brikshalal@yahoo.com or call 415.503.7802 or go to https://www.meetup.com/bayarea-conscious-breathing-and-eating/events/242233522/ This workshop will include various Breath opening  Breathing exercise tips and practices, along with a full session of Conscious Connected Breathing  to support awakening, integration, and connection. to know more about Briksha and rebirthing breath work go to http://hamsaintegralbreathwork.com

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Biodanza to Relish Presence

When: December 1, 2017 @ 8:15 pm – 9:30 pm

Relishing Presence. Engendering playful, pleasurable, transcendent, connected being, through Biodanza. Here are the dates we talked about: Fri’s Oct 13, Nov 3, and Dec 1st. Special deal to sign up for all 3 classes =$45 instead of $60-75, $20-25 for drop in. The series is called “Relishing Presence. Engendering playful, pleasurable, transcendent, connected being, through Biodanza.  

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