CALENDAR

This calendar shows public events coming up at EBCS. Private events aren’t listed here, so this isn’t a complete list from which one can infer availability. To see events in a calendar format, click the buttons on the right side of the navigation bar just below here.

Jul
23
Mon
Agape Fellowship (Telegraph Room)
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Agape Fellowship is a Christian-interfaith community church and ‘spiritual safe space’ dedicated to building the spiritual foundations of liberation movements for our generation. Agape meets every Monday night in the Telegraph room of EBCS at 6:30 pm.
Jul
24
Tue
Kinetic Cafe
Jul 24 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Integrative Yoga with MystyMoon💜
Jul 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Integrative Yoga with MystyMoon💜 @ Main Space

Peace EBCS!! I am thrilled to announced that I will be leading my Integrative Yoga class Tuesday mornings as well as Thursday evenings. Come flow with me tomorrow morning and leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of your day.

We’ll be integrating movement with aromatherapy, breath manipulation, and ending our flow with a didgeridoo sound healing.

9:30am-1030am
Sliding scale $12-$20
Register here: bit.ly/MoonyogaescsAM

Hope to see you there!

Ritual Tantra
Jul 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ritual Tantra

Ritual Tantra is a community of spiritual practitioners who access primary spiritual experience through the conscious use of meditation, yoga, and Ritual.  Ritual Tantra teaches tantra classes at EBCS on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  Check back here for more details a few weeks before the event.

Jul
25
Wed
People of Color Movement Mornings
Jul 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
People of Color Movement Mornings

POC Movement Mornings are a space for self-identified people of color to be with our bodies, our breath and each other.

Come start your day with movement and community! Be solo, play with another, roll on the floor, discover how your body loves to move! Our host guides us in a brief opening and closing circle and offers playful invitations for embodied exploration throughout. Want to DJ? Please contact host!

This is a FREE, no $-exchange event. Please refrain from wearing scented products. EBCS is wheelchair accessible. Please email Celi @ [email protected] with any accessibility needs / requests.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays are QUEER MAGIC MORNINGS, hosted byCedar Ranney.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays are POC MOVEMENT MORNINGS, hosted byCeli Tamayo-Lee
Any 5th Wednesdays are MIXED MORNINGS (queer + poc-identified).
We are in allyship together.

BodyLove Yoga
Jul 25 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
BodyLove Yoga

This is a ONE HOUR yoga flow focused on breath work, core strength and dynamic movements. This class is designed for ALL body types! Big bodies, small bodies, bodies with injuries, all welcome!

Self care and SELF LOVE is the main focus of this one hour class, and will be acknowledged throughout the hour.

Angela uses Health at Every Size, Yoga For All & Curvy Yoga principles. This is not your typical yoga class!

Focus:

-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20

If money is an issue please email me! [email protected]

Please contact me before class if you have any limitations with being on the floor. You are more than welcome to do chair modifications, but this isn’t a specific chair yoga class. Space is wheelchair accessible.

Please arrive as scent free as possible.

Cash/check/venmo/paypal accepted.

More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

Erratic Dance
Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Erratic Dance

Welcome to Erratic Dance! It’s a dance party where you can be free to express yourself, erratically. Get up, get down, fall on the floor. Weirdos and clowns are WELCOME. Non-consensual behavior is NOT WELCOME. No Creepers.

Sliding scale $10-$20 to cover the space.

Awesome DJ providing the beats – featuring a very special guest, one of my favorite DJs on the planet…
DA MOTH!!! Coming up from LA to play the entire time
https://soundcloud.com/da-moth

This is NOT Erotic Dance. This is NOT Ecstatic Dance. This is Erratic Dance.

Rules of Erratic Dance:
1. Dance – It’s called “Erratic Dance,” NOT “Erratic Stand Around and Talk to Your Friend in the Middle of the Dance Floor.”

2. Ask First – Ask before you dance with someone. Maybe if they don’t look at you, don’t even ask. Some people don’t even want to be asked. If you don’t know, let them be. Some people want to dance alone.

3. Share the Space – Yes. Your dance moves are DOPE. Leave room for other people’s DOPE dance moves. Don’t let your dance thing take over the space.

Thanks for helping to make this a great event!

Jul
26
Thu
Kinetic Cafe
Jul 26 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Heart Beats
Jul 26 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Heart Beats

HeartBeats, created by Dr. Ashyanna Keli Rodriguez, is what you’ve been looking for ~ a safe space for you to come dance your a$$ off with your friends, early enough in the night so you feel great when you wake up the next day. Join us for an epic musical journey that begins with sultry and sensual beats, followed by hard driving deep bass that makes your want to move your body! Invite your friends! This will happen monthly, on the fourth Thursday of every month.

Cost: $10-$20 sliding scale (all $ goes to a great cause. See below)
Time: 8:00-11:00 PM. Come at 8:00. The music will be great right from the start!

All proceeds go to Dr. Ashyanna Keli Rodriguez’s nonprofit, Align with Love, a 501(c)(3) with the mission to provide free alternative health care to women who are healing from sexual assault and to provide high-quality chiropractic care to people with low income. www.thecentralbody.com

Jul
27
Fri
Kinetic Cafe
Jul 27 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

BodyLove Yoga
Jul 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:10 pm
BodyLove Yoga

This is a ONE HOUR yoga flow focused on breath work, core strength and dynamic movements. This class is designed for ALL body types! Big bodies, small bodies, bodies with injuries, all welcome!

Self care and SELF LOVE is the main focus of this one hour class, and will be acknowledged throughout the hour.

Angela uses Health at Every Size, Yoga For All & Curvy Yoga principles. This is not your typical yoga class!

Focus:

-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20

If money is an issue please email me! [email protected]

Please contact me before class if you have any limitations with being on the floor. You are more than welcome to do chair modifications, but this isn’t a specific chair yoga class. Space is wheelchair accessible.

Please arrive as scent free as possible.

Cash/check/venmo/paypal accepted.

More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

Jul
30
Mon
Agape Fellowship (Telegraph Room)
Jul 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Agape Fellowship is a Christian-interfaith community church and ‘spiritual safe space’ dedicated to building the spiritual foundations of liberation movements for our generation. Agape meets every Monday night in the Telegraph room of EBCS at 6:30 pm.
Jul
31
Tue
Kinetic Cafe
Jul 31 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Integrative Yoga with MystyMoon💜
Jul 31 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Integrative Yoga with MystyMoon💜 @ Main Space

Peace EBCS!! I am thrilled to announced that I will be leading my Integrative Yoga class Tuesday mornings as well as Thursday evenings. Come flow with me tomorrow morning and leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of your day.

We’ll be integrating movement with aromatherapy, breath manipulation, and ending our flow with a didgeridoo sound healing.

9:30am-1030am
Sliding scale $12-$20
Register here: bit.ly/MoonyogaescsAM

Hope to see you there!

Aug
1
Wed
Queer Magic Mornings – Wednesdays at EBCS (free!)
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Queer Magic Mornings - Wednesdays at EBCS (free!)

Queer Magic Mornings are a safe(r) space for queer folx to be with our bodies, our breath and each other.

Come start your day with movement and community! Be solo, play with another, roll on the floor, discover how your body loves to move! Our host guides us in a brief opening and closing circle and offers playful invitations for embodied exploration throughout.

This is a FREE, no $-exchange event. Please refrain from wearing scented products. EBCS is wheelchair accessible. Please email Cedar @ [email protected] with any accessibility needs.

BodyLove Yoga
Aug 1 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
BodyLove Yoga

This is a ONE HOUR yoga flow focused on breath work, core strength and dynamic movements. This class is designed for ALL body types! Big bodies, small bodies, bodies with injuries, all welcome!

Self care and SELF LOVE is the main focus of this one hour class, and will be acknowledged throughout the hour.

Angela uses Health at Every Size, Yoga For All & Curvy Yoga principles. This is not your typical yoga class!

Focus:

-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20

If money is an issue please email me! [email protected]

Please contact me before class if you have any limitations with being on the floor. You are more than welcome to do chair modifications, but this isn’t a specific chair yoga class. Space is wheelchair accessible.

Please arrive as scent free as possible.

Cash/check/venmo/paypal accepted.

More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

Aug
2
Thu
Kinetic Cafe
Aug 2 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Community Game Night
Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Community Game Night

Bring your friends and your games for a night of nerdy fun!

Friendly folks on hand to help explain games and join in on the action.

Snacks and drinks provided. $5 Suggested Donation. NOTAFLOF

You can bring beer/wine.

Aug
3
Fri
Kinetic Cafe
Aug 3 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

BodyLove Yoga
Aug 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:10 pm
BodyLove Yoga

This is a ONE HOUR yoga flow focused on breath work, core strength and dynamic movements. This class is designed for ALL body types! Big bodies, small bodies, bodies with injuries, all welcome!

Self care and SELF LOVE is the main focus of this one hour class, and will be acknowledged throughout the hour.

Angela uses Health at Every Size, Yoga For All & Curvy Yoga principles. This is not your typical yoga class!

Focus:

-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20

If money is an issue please email me! [email protected]

Please contact me before class if you have any limitations with being on the floor. You are more than welcome to do chair modifications, but this isn’t a specific chair yoga class. Space is wheelchair accessible.

Please arrive as scent free as possible.

Cash/check/venmo/paypal accepted.

More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

Aug
6
Mon
Agape Fellowship (Telegraph Room)
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Agape Fellowship is a Christian-interfaith community church and ‘spiritual safe space’ dedicated to building the spiritual foundations of liberation movements for our generation. Agape meets every Monday night in the Telegraph room of EBCS at 6:30 pm.
Aug
7
Tue
Kinetic Cafe
Aug 7 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Integrative Yoga with MystyMoon💜
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Integrative Yoga with MystyMoon💜 @ Main Space

Peace EBCS!! I am thrilled to announced that I will be leading my Integrative Yoga class Tuesday mornings as well as Thursday evenings. Come flow with me tomorrow morning and leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of your day.

We’ll be integrating movement with aromatherapy, breath manipulation, and ending our flow with a didgeridoo sound healing.

9:30am-1030am
Sliding scale $12-$20
Register here: bit.ly/MoonyogaescsAM

Hope to see you there!

Aug
8
Wed
People of Color Movement Mornings
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
People of Color Movement Mornings

POC Movement Mornings are a space for self-identified people of color to be with our bodies, our breath and each other.

Come start your day with movement and community! Be solo, play with another, roll on the floor, discover how your body loves to move! Our host guides us in a brief opening and closing circle and offers playful invitations for embodied exploration throughout. Want to DJ? Please contact host!

This is a FREE, no $-exchange event. Please refrain from wearing scented products. EBCS is wheelchair accessible. Please email Celi @ [email protected] with any accessibility needs / requests.

1st and 3rd Wednesdays are QUEER MAGIC MORNINGS, hosted byCedar Ranney.
2nd and 4th Wednesdays are POC MOVEMENT MORNINGS, hosted byCeli Tamayo-Lee
Any 5th Wednesdays are MIXED MORNINGS (queer + poc-identified).
We are in allyship together.

Open Time hosted by Carolyn Arnold
Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Time hosted by Carolyn Arnold

Carolyn Arnold, an accomplished singer and dance, hosts open time every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm. Stop by to dance, meditate, chat or play.

BodyLove Yoga
Aug 8 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
BodyLove Yoga

This is a ONE HOUR yoga flow focused on breath work, core strength and dynamic movements. This class is designed for ALL body types! Big bodies, small bodies, bodies with injuries, all welcome!

Self care and SELF LOVE is the main focus of this one hour class, and will be acknowledged throughout the hour.

Angela uses Health at Every Size, Yoga For All & Curvy Yoga principles. This is not your typical yoga class!

Focus:

-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20

If money is an issue please email me! [email protected]

Please contact me before class if you have any limitations with being on the floor. You are more than welcome to do chair modifications, but this isn’t a specific chair yoga class. Space is wheelchair accessible.

Please arrive as scent free as possible.

Cash/check/venmo/paypal accepted.

More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

Men’s Circle with Alexander Kugler
Aug 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Men's Circle with Alexander Kugler

A call to all self-identified men to come convene in circle, to be witnessed and given the opportunity to practice taking off the armoring that this society, ill in its understanding and teaching of manhood, has trained us to wear.

We will gather every second Wednesday of the month at the East Bay Community Space and welcome in the warmth of brotherhood through sharing and prayer together (prayer is non-denominational, earth based, and always optional).

Please share this invitation with any you would like to support in embodying the full spectrum of manhood, claiming the depth of our sensitivity and profundity of our power.

All expressions are welcome so please bring musical instruments or medicine tools if you like.
A small co-created altar will be in the room with us.
Each person will have time to speak, express, explore and be witnessed.

Sliding scale $20-$10
None turned away for lack of funds.

Alexander Kugler is a founder of a stream of men’s work he calls Manhood Embodied (www.ManhoodEmbodied.com) which includes the study and reclamation of ancestral wisdom, the moving towards liberation from internal and external patriarchal systems of oppression, and the cultivation of communion with the Earth and alignment with Spirit.

Aug
9
Thu
Kinetic Cafe
Aug 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Aug
10
Fri
Kinetic Cafe
Aug 10 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Aug
12
Sun
Power in Numbers: Community Wellness&Eco Sovereignty
Aug 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Power in Numbers: Community Wellness&Eco Sovereignty

ABOUT:
A curated alternative wellness event of well rounded/inclusive practitioners&educators brought to the East Bay Communities, providing AFFORDABLE&ACCESSIBLE alternative healthcare opportunities for the afternoon of August 12th at the East Bay Community Space. This will include, small pop-up informative booths on private practices, alternative&easy personal self care tips, education on our physiology and how it operates, herbal medicine support, food sovereignty/how to grow your own food in urban cities, and much more. We will be offering massage by donation, herbal medicine consultations with herbal medicine support to purchase, and 30 minute classes on some exciting self care suggestions beneficial for the body&mind health.

**We recognize that although we are offering suggested solutions to help in our communities healthcare, there are certain cases in which direct and immediate health assistance is necessary. Please refer to a licensed MD or physician for immediate medical care.**

GOALS:
THIS EVENT WILL BE SUGGESTED DONATION BASED.
Entrance Donation: $10-$20
If this is not affordable for you or your family, please contact Jojo Lamboy personally and we will make sure you can enjoy this event!
NO ONE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS.

All of the entrance donations will be given directly back to COMMUNITY along with a portion of the practitioners earnings! In order to benefit community fully, our organizers have chosen a local GRASSROOTS NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION to give back to by the name of PLANTING JUSTICE. Planting Justice helps to support folks and families suffering from incarceration and low income demographics in the East Oakland area by providing food sovereignty/gardening jobs, education and opportunity. By supporting yourself through education on self care and alternative health, you are supporting local practitioners, organizations and nonprofits helping community, large scale.

ALL COMMUNITIES WELCOMED. We are making this an equitable and inclusive event for anyone and everyone no matter what your background looks like. We want to support you and your internal health.

TIME & LAYOUT:
This event will begin promptly at 1pm and will end at 4pm @
The East Bay Community Space
507 55th St, Oakland, CA 94609
(a 15-20 minute walk from MacAurthur Bart Station and is accessible from the Bus 6 line)

PRACTITIONERS & EDUCATORS:
Herbalism/Nutrition:
Dana
Camille
Lila

Therapeutic Bodywork:
Johanna
Keniece
Lucia

Permaculture/Food Cultivation:
Bryan
Vince

CLASSES:
1:30pm- Vincent
2:00pm- Keniece
2:30pm- Lila
3:00pm- Lucia
3:30pm- Bryan
MORE INFO SOON, on class offerings so stay tuned!

We recognize that with the consistent hustle of the Bay Area, along side the systematic disfunction this can cause a lot of internal complication from stress and anxiety to hypertension, increased blood pressure, chronic migraines, digestive disfunction, etc. We want to support the individuals in need of internal health to better the wholesomeness cultivated the make up of community that therefore structures a system.

We Bring you, POWER IN NUMBERS: Community Wellness&Eco Sovereignty…Hope to see you all out!

Aug
13
Mon
Agape Fellowship (Telegraph Room)
Aug 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Agape Fellowship is a Christian-interfaith community church and ‘spiritual safe space’ dedicated to building the spiritual foundations of liberation movements for our generation. Agape meets every Monday night in the Telegraph room of EBCS at 6:30 pm.
Aug
14
Tue
Kinetic Cafe
Aug 14 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Integrative Yoga with MystyMoon💜
Aug 14 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Integrative Yoga with MystyMoon💜 @ Main Space

Peace EBCS!! I am thrilled to announced that I will be leading my Integrative Yoga class Tuesday mornings as well as Thursday evenings. Come flow with me tomorrow morning and leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the rest of your day.

We’ll be integrating movement with aromatherapy, breath manipulation, and ending our flow with a didgeridoo sound healing.

9:30am-1030am
Sliding scale $12-$20
Register here: bit.ly/MoonyogaescsAM

Hope to see you there!

Reclaiming Sexuality from Religion
Aug 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Reclaiming Sexuality from Religion

Religious teachings about sex may be the most common type of sexual abuse in our world. Many of us were taught that our basic sexual impulses are sinful, even punishable by hell. This is a rejection of our most basic humanity. Years of sexual repression from religious indoctrination often result in performance anxiety, sexual dysfunction, self-hatred, sexual abuse, shame, addiction, and broken relationships. Religion formed the narrative about sexual morality in American culture, so the non-religious are also deeply impacted by the sex negative views we’ve inherited. Even today, our culture is only beginning to heal from the persecution of homosexuals by religious legislation. Rejection of sexuality can also impact us in areas of life not directly related to sex, stifling our creativity and ability to relate to ourselves and other people. By addressing our experience of religious teachings and practices around sexuality, we can begin the process of healing and reclaiming sexuality as something truly divine.

About Andrew Jasko: Before I transitioned out of religion, I was a Pentecostal Christian minister preparing to become a missionary to India. I studied Bible at the Evangelical Christian Wheaton College and obtained my Master of Divinity from Princeton Seminary. Religion was my life’s passion, but I suffered greatly from anxiety, depression, and guilt about my sexuality. I began to realize that the Bible’s teachings were the cause of my psychological distress. After a slow, painful process of awakening and denial, I quit my ministry job, left religion, and moved to California to start my life over. I began to study religion from the perspective of trauma and started working with people healing from religious trauma by coaching and facilitating workshops. In my own healing journey, I awakened to an authentic and powerful experience of spirituality through meditation, plant medicine, and sacred sexuality. My dream is to help people heal from religion and dogmatic ideologies by experiencing spirituality. I am studying for my doctorate in clinical psychology at California Institute for Integral Studies. I offer private coaching, speak at events, and facilitate workshops. My writings about exposing the trauma of religion and awakening spirituality can be found at http://www.lifeafterdogma.org/.

Format: Seminar, Workshop, Q&A: I will share my own story and address how religious teaches and practices result in sexual trauma. We will work on coming to terms with our own personal experiences and share our reflections on healing and integration as a group.

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/reclaiming-sexuality-from-religion-tickets-47578289946

If finances are too tight, please fill out the Low Income Ticket Application: https://goo.gl/z3Vj36

Aug
15
Wed
Queer Magic Mornings – Wednesdays at EBCS (free!)
Aug 15 @ 8:00 am – 9:15 am
Queer Magic Mornings - Wednesdays at EBCS (free!)

About our guest DJ: Amanda Nube (she/her/hers) is a dancer, a mother, a storyteller, a dream weaver, a body tender, and a medicine maker. She is trained in Chinese bodywork, movement, and 5 element medicine. She is a prenatal yoga teacher and birth doula. Through her lively world music and deep electronic grooves, she inspires the body and spirit to savor the precious moments. www.healingmama.com

Queer Magic Mornings are a safe(r) space for queer folx to be with our bodies, our breath and each other.

Come start your day with movement and community! Be solo, play with another, roll on the floor, discover how your body loves to move! Our host guides us in a brief opening and closing circle and offers playful invitations for embodied exploration throughout.

QMM is in partnership with POC Movement Mornings, which happen 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at the same time and place. QMM takes place 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, and 5th Wednesdays are a shared dance space.

This is a FREE, no $-exchange event. Please refrain from wearing scented products. EBCS is wheelchair accessible. Please email Cedar @ [email protected] with any accessibility needs.

Open Time hosted by Carolyn Arnold
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Open Time hosted by Carolyn Arnold

Carolyn Arnold, an accomplished singer and dance, hosts open time every Wednesday from 10am to 12pm. Stop by to dance, meditate, chat or play.

BodyLove Yoga
Aug 15 @ 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
BodyLove Yoga

This is a ONE HOUR yoga flow focused on breath work, core strength and dynamic movements. This class is designed for ALL body types! Big bodies, small bodies, bodies with injuries, all welcome!

Self care and SELF LOVE is the main focus of this one hour class, and will be acknowledged throughout the hour.

Angela uses Health at Every Size, Yoga For All & Curvy Yoga principles. This is not your typical yoga class!

Focus:

-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20

If money is an issue please email me! [email protected]

Please contact me before class if you have any limitations with being on the floor. You are more than welcome to do chair modifications, but this isn’t a specific chair yoga class. Space is wheelchair accessible.

Please arrive as scent free as possible.

Cash/check/venmo/paypal accepted.

More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

Aug
16
Thu
Kinetic Cafe
Aug 16 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center: Business Preparation for Women
Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center: Business Preparation for Women

Take our Business Prep class to learn business basics and develop networks. The 11-week class provides an overview of target market analysis, fundamental business operations and basic business finance principles. You will develop foundational business skills and complete a basic business plan, outlining your business goals and strategies to achieve them.

In this first session, we will fill out paperwork, set up payment schedules, meet the instructor, establish norms and go over the syllabus.

Tuition: $240. Scholarships up to 50% are available based on household income. For more information on your eligibility, see our scholarships page.

Payment: Payment for classes and workshops are collected prior to or no later than the first day of class. To request an installment payment plan please contact Program Coordinator, Lucero De Leon at [email protected]

Scholarships: To apply for a scholarship you will need:

  1. *Proof of household income
  2. Income verification form

*Proof of household income can be one of the following:

  • A copy of previous year’s tax return;
  • A recent pay stub (within the last three months) or
  • Documentation of government assistance, such as unemployment benefits, social security, or Medi-Cal.

All information will be kept confidential. Download income verification form here.

Email above to Lucero, Program Coordinator, at [email protected] at least two weeks before class starts. Preference is given to local residents and business owners.

Accessibility: Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested, at least 2 weeks in advance. Contact Lucero at [email protected] or 510-221-2003.

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Kinetic Cafe
Aug 17 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
Kinetic Cafe

Every cafe needs a dance floor

Join Meg Anderson for a productive work-session — bring your tea, your computer, your novel-in-the-works, your choreography — wake up and dance-work! type, shake, spill, jump, type. Write. Read. Sip tea. Launch into choreography. Do it all in one space. Take a break from stagnant work and move your body. Take a break from moving to write down your ideas. It’s a cafe for dancers and for folks who need to move in order to awaken the brain and gain you higher levels of productivity.

*Friday Afterparty Special* Modern Soul Fusion – The Body is An Instrument

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