Jun
21
Thu
International Yoga Day and Summer Solstice Celebration
Jun 21 @ 5:45 pm – 8:15 pm

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Yoga Society of San Francisco invites You to join us on the occasion of

Summer Solstice and International Yoga Day for Rebirthing Breathwork, Healing Meditation & Deep Relaxation!

In this 2.5hr gathering we’ll use the Power of Breathing, Visualization Suggestion and Guided Meditation to explore, learn and practice:

•   To connect the healing wisdom of our body, to open our heart and clear our mind

•   To cultivate enough energy that moves freely and creatively integrating all dimension of your life, in an open space of consciousness

Along with dialogues and insights on meaning and nature of healing and how to facilitate it, we will journey 12 stages of Healing through Breathwork and Guided Meditation that covers:

•   Opening your body and breath by shaking and dancing movements

•   Bring your mind back into your body (conscious connected gentle rebirthing breathwork)

•   Open Connect and Feel your body and see Anatomical details of your body

•   See your body as a galaxy like made up of infinite individual cells full of light

•   See each cell as vast as Universe and filled with healing energy

•   Bring healing in your body with waves of light and energy

•   Breathing in three centers, Head and Heart and Gut

•   Chanting healing Sounds to awaken healing energy

•   Smile meditation

•   Share the healing waves with others

•   Protect yourself with healing Aura

•   Rest in Oneness with the healing Experience (feel the presence of inner healer as I AM)

•   Ecstatic breathing to develop your capacity enjoy free from stress, worry, and concern of tomorrow

Main purposes of this gathering are to:

•   become aware of your body, heart, and mind and be integrated whole being

•   increase energy, vitality, and wellness

•   create loving acceptance towards your body and life

We’ll gather on Thursday, June 21st, 5:45 pm – 8:15 pm
Contribution: $20-$108 (nobody is turned away for lack of funds)

To register or if you have questions please contact Briksha at brikshalal@yahoo.com, or call 415.503.7802

Jun
23
Sat
North Indian Classical Music concert with Peter van Gelder – Sitar and Dana Pandey – Tabla
Jun 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Peter van Gelder

North Indian Classical Music concert

with Peter van Gelder – Sitar and Dana Pandey – Tabla

June 23rd 7:30 pm
$20 cash at the door (nobody is turned away for lack of funds)
$15 students and seniors

Peter van Gelder – Sitar. 
One of the first American disciples of India’s great Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, Peter van Gelder first appeared on the San Francisco music scene playing bass guitar and soprano sax in the seminal Great Society rock band with then unknown Grace Slick.
He began his study of Sitar with Maestro Ali Akbar Khan in California and later in India where he spent years learning from the Khan family, notably Smt. Annapurna Devi (sister of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan.) Returning to California he resumed his study with Maestro Khan and became a junior instructor at the newly formed Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California.
In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious A.I.I.S. Performance Fellowship from University of Chicago. He was Artist in Residence at Allauddin School of Music in Canada, and in 1991 he initiated a Music of India course at World College West.
In 1993 he took on the role of music director at Geyserville public schools, teaching band and chorus and forming a community jazz band. In 2002 he resumed his concentration on the music of India. He continues to give sitar instruction at Ali Akbar College of Music.
A well-known figure to Bay Area concertgoers, he has performed with world-famous musicians including Zakir Hussain, Chitresh Das, and Lalgudi Krishnan. He has composed and collaborated on music for films and dance dramas, and his lucid sitar style has won praise from audiences around the world, from Europe to the Fiji Islands as well as India and China. He has given concerts and lectures in universities throughout America.
Contact: petervangelder.com

Dana Pandey Tabla PhotoDana Pandey is a tabla player and percussionist who has been a student of Ustad Alla Rakha and Ustad Zakir Hussain for over thirty years. Between 1984 and 2001 she was a member of the percussion ensemble Zakir Hussain and the Rhythm Experience, and toured with the band throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Dana has performed with such artists as Zakir Hussain, Ustad Sultan Khan, Pandit Krishna Bhatt, Terry Riley, L. Shankar, Mickey Hart, Aierto Moriera, and Vince Delgado, among others. In 2013 Dana was one of the musicians to perform with Zakir Hussain during the inaugural season at the SFJazz Center. She performed with Anthony Brown’s Asian American Orchestra, which was featured at the annual John Coltrane Memorial Concert at Northeastern University. She has toured in India with Zakir Hussain on several occasions and performed in Mumbai at the annual event, Homage to Ustad Allah Rakha. Dana was the recipient of a Smithsonian Performing Arts Fellowship to study tabla in India and spent six months in residence at the Sangeet Research Academy in Calcutta. She continues to teach privately and perform with many classical musicians, dancers, jazz musicians and contemporary artists.

Disciples of two of the greatest masters of North Indian Classical music, Ali Akbar Khan, and Zakir Hussain meet for a unique concert at the Yoga Society of San Francisco.

Join us on June 23rd 7:30 pm
2782 Folsom St. San Francisco, 94110
$20 cash at the door (nobody is turned away for lack of funds)
$15 students and seniors