Sunday July 21 at 6:30 – 8 pm at Soulstice Mind and body spa, 501 Caledonia Street
Enter the new week with calm and ease. Join us on a deeply relaxing, gentle acoustic sound journey into inner wisdom and peace empower with ear acupuncture.
The ear is a microcosm of the entire body. Auriculartherapy, or ear acupuncture, is able to treat pain and disease by soothing the nervous system and stimulating points that correspond to the location of pain and unbalanced organ systems.
Sarah will offer the acupuncture in the beginning of the evening, if you so desire. We will use breathing and vocal practices to support the experience. You will then lay down and enter into soothing sound immersion journey allowing spaciousness and deep relaxation. We close with a chant to bring us safely back into the reality.
Sound healing reinforces our mind/body/soul connection, enhances wellbeing and at the same time builds our capacity to be fully present in our lives. Chanting and simple vocal exercises will balance emotions and improve concentration.
No previous experience is required. Please wear something warm and comfortable. Bring a pillow, blanket, yoga mat, eye cover and anything that will help you relax as you lay down on the ground. Arrive few minutes early to allow yourself to settle down.
Fee $40 with acupuncture, $30 without acupuncture. Pre-registration highly recommended.
Sarah Hart, L.Ac. of Hart Medicine uses acupuncture and herbal medicine to reconnect patients to their sense of well-being and empower them on their healing journey. She uses deep listening and the healing traditions of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the Balance Method, 5 Element, and Esoteric Acupuncture to balance the body and treat the root cause of disease. She earned her MSOM from AIMC-Berkeley and completed clinical internships at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and in China.
Sundays September 8 and November 3 at 4:30 – 7 pm at San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street
In our daily lives our appreciation and awe for life gets often lost. And yet, it is the deep appreciation for life, the celebration of each moment that not only creates happiness and meaning but also helps us to make sane decisions.
This workshop offers you a safe place to relax deeply and to reconnect to yourself. Breathwork will enable you to actively influence your nervous system. Chanting and simple vocal exercises will balance emotions and improve concentration. Restorative yoga postures, healing touch and sound vibration of multiple instruments will support your body to release deeply held tension and increase your body’s innate capacity to reorganize and heal itself.
This practice will gradually build your ability to acknowledge life as is, both on a personal and universal level.
Please arrive 10 minutes early to give yourself time to settle in.
Fee: $40 early bird, $45 at the door
Pre-registration highly recommended.
Claudia Bartsch is a certified Integral Yoga Teacher (RYT500) and has been teaching for 12 years in various locations. After finding great healing and transformation through the practice of Yoga in her own life, she is now passionate about sharing this healing power with others. Her teaching style is inward and compassionate, supporting students to replace self-judgment with self-love and acceptance. In 2011, she became a certified Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist to deepen her understanding of the bodymind and on how to tap into the wisdom of the body to connect to Self. She teaches advanced asana classes, restorative and therapeutic yoga and focuses lately on working with private students. More information at here.
September 13 – 15, Woodacre, Marin County
This September, celebrate the full harvest moon on retreat in community with vibrant women and nourishing yoga practices. Spend three days and two nights exploring your internal reserves and recharging at Spirit House, a private oasis in the hills just north of San Francisco. Embody your gifts of the divine feminine and emerge into the season ahead with steadiness and balance.
Mornings will begin with hatha flow yoga and meditation. Afternoon practices of yin yoga and yoga nidra will shift us into modes of openness and receptivity. Evenings, we’ll be guided through sound immersion by Minna Sivola of Harmoniaalto, allowing space for deep relaxation and energetic harmony. Aligning with rhythms of nature, fueled by the full moon and spaciousness, our yoga practices will clear space for inner clarity.
All our practices will be supported by high quality, delicious food. All meals, prepared with love by Rachael Gorgestani, founder of The Cupboard, emphasize pure, healthy ingredients prepared to optimize digestion and enjoyment. Rachael’s organic, vegetarian, and gluten-free meals will be accommodated to support special dietary needs, and she will also lead us through a cooking class, offering recipes and tips to support seasonal health.
Spirit House is just thirty minutes from busy San Francisco, yet it shines with natural beauty and serenity. We will gather in the yurt for yoga and meditation, and the lodging in the main house is sweet and cozy, with lots of natural light. During free time, hike the miles of fire trails right out the door or walk the labyrinth. Soak in the spectacular view in the outdoor hot tub or unwind in the sauna and then drift to sleep in your cozy room after enjoying some moon-gazing. The space itself at Spirit Rock is nurturing, and we’ll have it all to ourselves.
More info and registration here.
Elizabeth McKinley is a registered yoga teacher.Exploring the intersections of physical, mental, and emotional health, she teaches groups and individuals, emphasizing the body-mind-spirit connection. Incorporating the traditions of Hatha, Restorative, and Therapeutic Yoga, Elizabeth guides her students to recognize and build upon their inherent wholeness. She completed her 200-hour and 500-hour trainings at Purusha Yoga School in San Francisco. Dedication to a daily personal practice and connection to the natural world nourish Elizabeth, allowing her to vibrantly share yoga with women, youth, families, and other groups.
Note: no refunds for events listed here unless otherwise specified.
Tuesdays July 9 (Either), June 25 (Earth), May 28(Air) and 14 (Water) and April 23 (Fire) at 7 – 8:15 pm, at 865 52nd street
Sundays June 23, May 19, April 28, March 17, February 17 and January 20 at 6:30 – 8 pm at Soulstice Mind and body spa, 501 Caledonia Street
Saturday June 22 at 2 – 2:45 pm and 3 – 3:45 pm at Berkeley Community Acupuncture, 2880 Sacramento Street
Saturday June 8 at noon – 2 pm and April 13 at 10 – noon, 865 52nd street
Saturday June 8th at 2:30 – 4:30 pm and April 13 at 1 – 3 pm, 865 52nd street
Saturday May 18 at 4 – 7 pm at Noble Yoga, Nino Marco Square
Thursday May 16 at 7:30 – 9 pm and Sunday March 24 at 6:30 – 8 pm, Saje Natural Wellness, 1911 Fourth Street
Sundays May 5 and February 3 at 4:30 – 7 pm at San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street
Sunday April 14 at 3 – 6 pm, at Rarebird, 3883 piedmont avenue
Saturday March 17, at 10 am – 4 pm, 865 52nd street
Saturday March 16 at 2 – 2:45 and 3 – 3:45 pm at Berkeley Community Acupuncture, 2880 Sacramento Street
Saturday March 2 at 1 – 4 pm, at 865 52nd street
Tuesdays February 12 at 7 – 8:15 pm, at 865 52nd street
Saturday and Sunday, February 9 – 10, at 10 am – 4 pm, 865 52nd street
Sunday January 6, 4:30 – 6:30 pm at San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute, 770 Dolores Street
Saturday January 5 at 2 – 2:45, 3 – 3:45 pm and 4 – 4:45 pm at Berkeley Community Acupuncture, 2880 Sacramento Street
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