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.

Apr
21
Sun
Cacao Tasting & Community Energy Healing
Apr 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Cacao Tasting & Community Energy Healing

Join Nick Meador and Katerina Kan for a debut experience featuring cacao and energy healing in the Telegraph Room at East Bay Community Space.

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KATERINA is the founder of The Dynamic Mindset (thedynamicmindset.com), offering a Belief System Reconstruction practice that uses the tools of ThetaHealing and traditional Chinese Feng Shui to bring your internal and external landscapes into alignment with your goals.

This energy healing practice is built on the belief that our mindset affects our experience of the world outside of ourselves, and vice versa.

Kate will lead a Group Energy Healing to facilitate a field clearing, download unconditional love and acceptance, and help us all drop back into our truest, clearest, most thriving selves.

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NICK is the founder of Soul Lift Cacao (soulliftcacao.com), a social enterprise that makes the most delicious organic superfood cacao available in the U.S. and beyond, in a way that way promotes mindfulness, supports sustainable farming, and protects indigenous traditions.

Cacao’s nutritional profile contains:
– A high amount of antioxidants
– Iron, providing increased blood oxygenation
– Magnesium, providing relief of muscle tension

Cacao’s spiritual and emotional benefits include:
– Heightened focus and motivation without crash or cravings
– Gentle mood boost from anandamide, aka the Bliss Molecule
– Heart chakra opening for self-love, compassion, and forgiveness
– Aphrodisiac effects
– Greater connection with your body and spirit

We source cacao through ethical direct trade with family farms and collectives in Guatemala. Nick will serve multiple kinds of ceremonial cacao for you to taste, and these samples are included in the price of entry.

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DETAILS

3:00 – 5:00pm
Sunday, April 21
The Telegraph Room
East Bay Community Space
Oakland, CA

This space is next door to The Well, a local organic cafe serving food and drink.

CONTRIBUTION

$15 – Advance
$20 – Day of Event

REGISTER NOW HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cacao-tasting-community-energy-healing-tickets-59344779834

Apr
22
Mon
Compassion Yoga
Apr 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Compassion Yoga
In my gentle classes, I emphasize moving through poses using the breath and mindfulness cues as touch points. With these tools, I encourage students to cultivate a spirit of inquiry and compassion toward their bodies and their experiences. I offer options for all poses to meet individual student needs and to enhance accessibility. Mondays, 10 – 11:15 AM
Sliding scale $12- $20: cash, check, and Zelle accepted. No one turned away.
Apr
23
Tue
Community Mindful Meditation Circle
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Mindful Meditation Circle

Weekly gathering for one hour to intentionally sit in community for meditation and a brief talk from the facilitator. There will be opportunity to share. Water is provided and there is a cafe down stairs if you wish to grab a bite before or after our gathering. The space is cozy with a couch and 4 chairs. There is space to bring a meditation pillow if you like. We ask that the space remain fragrance free in consideration for those who may have a sensitivity. There is ample parking on the street. You may make a voluntary contribution if moved to do so.

Community Tai Chi
Apr 23 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Tai Chi
Discover your natural healing potential through Qi Gong and Tai Chi! Many people are finding a wide range of benefits from mind body practices such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation due to the complexity of life in modern times. By learning to slow down, breathe properly and move the body in an intentful way, we learn how to flip the switch on the stress response (which is very active in many people today) to the relaxation response which creates the perfect environment for your natural healing potential! Cost is sliding scale of $10-$25 per class. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I wish you all health, happiness and harmony!
Ecstatic Sexuality for Lesbian and Bi Women (Tantra 101)
Apr 23 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Ecstatic Sexuality for Lesbian and Bi Women (Tantra 101)

In practicing sacred sexuality, often called Tantra, we combine presence with erotic energy in order to attain higher states of consciousness. In these states, transcendent healing can occur, and perception shifts to unveil Divinity. This workshop will give you an overview of concepts to propel your sexuality into a new realm, particularly as related to coupling with another woman. This can be not only the beginning to a new way of seeing your life, but even to a new way of seeing the whole Universe.

Among the topics we will discuss are: subtle energy, orgasm and pleasure, tantric concepts of gender, and certain aspects of the female/female sexual pairing which make it a unique opportunity within the practice of Tantric sexuality. You will leave with a strong foundation to build on by yourself or with a partner, an increased ability to create fulfilling and sustainable relationships with other women, and deeper love for your sexuality and yourself.

About your facilitator: Elizabeth Mazzola specializes in assisting bi and lesbian women to open to healthy expression of their sexuality, release shame, foster happiness, and implement new ways of being in order to serve their relationships and unique purpose. Her events create a safe and supportive container to explore conscious relating, spirituality, and sexuality, and they provide a platform for like-minded women to meet.

*Although we each contain both feminine and masculine energy in varying proportions of activation, this course is specifically designed to address the experience of 2 people with female bodies*

**If you have not been active with other women, but you are curious or you are questioning your sexuality, this is a safe space for you**

Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well @ The Well Cafe

One DJ, three Tea-J’s, twelve teas, endless tastings, and you.

Join The Well for Tea-J Tuesdays, featuring three Tea-J’s each with a station to hold tea ceremonies. Each Tea-J will be sampling four teas throughout the evening. There will be a Chinese tea station, herbal tea station, and a matcha station.

Show your ticket to get your wristband. Once you have your wristband, you are welcome to go to any Tea-J from 8-10 and try the tea they have on rotation. From 10-11, your wristband gets you unlimited pots of tea off of The Well’s menu so that you can dive deeper into your favorites of the evening.

A DJ will be setting the mood each week.

Meet your Tea-J’s:

Annie Chen – resident Chinese Tea-J

“Within the region of Guangdong province, is my birth place, and the origin of gongfu tea. The tradition of 功夫茶, gongfu cha, has been a practice dating back to the Song dynasty.
Growing up with tea, this practice and philosophy has stayed with me. The farther I am from home, the more I find comfort in reconnecting to simplicity, to a feeling that predates a description with words.” (teaphile.com)

Cay LaOrangetree – resident herbal Tea-J

Cayla blends modern herbalism, magic, and sensuality to share the power of plant wisdom with her community. She believes everyone has the ability to communicate with plant spirits and receive wholesome healing. She currently leads medicinal plant walks, workshops & She is is an apprentice at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA where she is falling more in love with her practice. You may follow her on Instagram @soltree_alchemy to join her on this elemental journey.

Sasha Kay – resident matcha Tea-J

Sasha Kaori Hippard has practiced Japanese tea ceremony since learning the tradition in her mother’s home town of Sendai, Japan and at the San Francisco Japanese community center. A personal practice of family and community, she is thrilled to share the nuanced flavors of matcha, traditional and modern.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
www.eventbrite.com/e/49663464760

Apr
24
Wed
BodyLove Yoga
Apr 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BodyLove Yoga

Embrace the day with a little more love for your body through movement & mindfulness practices. 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 and Hatha principles.

Focus:
-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20. SIGN UP HERE: https://calendly.com/bigyogalife

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. More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

Apr
25
Thu
Open Time with Bob
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Time with Bob

Open times are unstructured periods when EBCS is open to everyone, under the guidance of a volunteer host. During these times, the main space and mezzanine are available for play, dance, personal yoga practice, hanging out or sharing a meal.

Bob will be here every Thursday from 3pm – 5pm and would be delighted to meet you and show you around EBCS!

Information about classes is available on our calendar. Note that some classes and open times may be cancelled due to holidays. If you would like to teach a class of your own, please see our page on weekday rentals.  For more information, or if you would like to host open times, you can also contact us.

Enter at 5447 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94609.

Earth Day Film Night – Potluck Edition
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Earth Day Film Night - Potluck Edition
Come celebrate our mother and all the gifts she offers with us. Bring your favorite easy dish to make😀
Apr
26
Fri
SoulPlay Connect: Unlimited Chemistry
Apr 26 @ 7:30 pm – 1:00 am
SoulPlay Connect: Unlimited Chemistry

We are pairing up with Alicia and Erwan Davon to bring you a very special SoulPlay evening. Get infused with positive relating skills, a turned-on body and connection to the depth of your being.

This time we will also be hosting Live Musicians in the main space so get ready for an extraordinary evening!

Enjoy dinner at The Well, with tea and cuddles upstairs, and perhaps a massage in between. Perfect for people who enjoy having a lot of fun, while deeply connecting with new and old friends.

This event is created by the SoulPlay Festivals team to give you a taste of this festival’s spirit of joy and connection. Come drop into your body, open your heart and let your true self-play among kindred souls.
www.soulplay.co

EVENING WILL INCLUDE
– Alicia and Erwan Davon – Unlimited Chemistry: Turn on your body and soul!
– Kumiho (Live) – Burlesque with an electro swing
– Eki Shola (Live) – Jazzy soulful live electronica
– Bronwyn Ayla – Dance Ceremony
– Live late night serenade journey
– Telegraph room DJ

ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS
– Conscious Cuisine by The Well Cafe
– Tea Service
– Donation Based Table Massage
– Lots of Cuddle Space
– Incredible People and Energy!

TICKETS
Online sliding scale – $30-$40
At the door sliding scale – $35-$45

There are 3 price options. Please select the one that best reflects your financial ability. Your generosity helps support those who are less fortunate.

SCHEDULE DETAILS
Unlimited Chemistry: Turn on your body and soul! by Alicia and Erwan Davon
Turn your Body and Soul on with Erwan and Alicia Davon as they guide us in an exploration in lighting up, energizing and connecting our bodies and our spirits. Not your average workshop, we are going go right to the source or pleasure and chemistry. You’ll connect with yourself and others in a series of experiential processes, games and exercises. You’ll leave infused with positive relating skills, a turned-on body and a connection to the depth of your being. Alicia and Erwan are the masters of extended orgasm who got the craze started in the Bay Area. They are going to bring all that and more to this one-hour workshop. Does wonders for friendship, getting into and juicing up relationships… and a great prelude to dancing your ass off!
www.erwandavon.com

Live Music Performance & Burlesque with Kumiho
Kumiho creates a sultry musical experience defined by the seamless fusion of organic sounds, jazzy vocals, and electronic instrumentation. Step into a glitter world where oddities, burlesque, and bouncy beats rule. Her performance empowering others to have fun, be silly, and spread love. Theatrical and vibrant, Kumiho incorporates burlesque elements into the set to transport the audience to the rambunctiousness of the roaring 20s. It’s an incredibly engaging performative auditory experience.
www.kumihomusic.com

Jazzy SoulFull Electornica with Eki Shola
Eki Shola is a musical healer, composing music that allows listeners to relax and ease the daily stressors of life. Her mixes of chilltronica ambient piano and synths, syncopated beats, unexpected effects, and jazz organ riffs, compelling listeners to engage with her music in the here and now. Eki Shola’s music transcends genre, as she seamlessly draws from jazz, electronica, world, and new music to create a sonic landscape all her own. Her music has been described as “…sound art to be used to trigger thought and encourage love and beauty through rhythm and unique composition.”
www.ekishola.com

May Day Dance Ceremony by Bronwyn Ayla
May Day, or Beltane, marks the beginning of summer when we celebrate connection with each other with fire ceremonies and an open heart. In this lightly facilitated dance space we return to the source and calibrate with the qi of summer – the zenith of yang energy. Nourish your body, open your heart, clear your mind, and free your spirit.
www.bronwynayla.com

Apr
27
Sat
The Alchemy of Anger
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Alchemy of Anger @ Telegraph Room

Whether you feel overwhelmed by or disconnected from your anger, it’s important for women to know how to work with the energy and information it holds. Otherwise, it can come out sideways, have an impact on your health or contribute to your intense feelings of depletion.

In this two-hour interactive workshop, we’ll clarify what anger is, debunk some myths and discuss how intersections like race, sexual orientation and disability can affect women’s relationship with anger. You’ll learn a basic framework and some tools for transforming this strong emotion into a force for positive change in your life.

In community with other women, come practice honoring your anger as a gateway to your wisdom and power.

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“In the practice of belonging, anger is essential. It shows us where our disagreements are with the status quo. It is the voice that needs to raise its volume because it feels unheard. It is up to us to listen to that voice, to dignify it first with our own attention. With enough practice, you will recognize your sacred disagreements sooner and not allow them to be swept under the rug, left to fester.

Anger can become a sword of discernment, which doesn’t lash out to hurt another but is uncompromising in its defense of boundaries, teaching others to respect you as you respect yourself…”

— Toko-pa Turner

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Here are some other resources that might resonate:

Totally Fine, Also Rage [article by Elizabeth Beauvais]

I used to insist I didn’t get angry, not anymore [article by Leslie Jamison]

Black Women, Let Your Anger Out [article by Joshunda Sanders]

Black Female Voices: Who is listening?

Eloquent Rage [book by Brittney Cooper]

Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger [book by Soraya Chemaly]

Good and Mad [book by Rebecca Traister]

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Pulsation Breathwork
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Pulsation Breathwork

Returning after a SOLD OUT debut in March…

Pulsation is a Holotropic-style breathwork done lying down, with people taking turns in pairs. Imagine getting the beneficial effects of a plant medicine like ayahuasca… but without ingesting any substance, and with much quicker integration/returning to ordinary consciousness. That’s what Pulsation offers!

HOW DOES IT WORK?

One person lies on a mat and the other one supports them. Each person goes through three rounds of breathing up to peak capacity, and at the end of each round there’s a period of physical release (for example, pounding the feet down or the arms down) that often brings about a vocal catharsis (yelling and other noises).

Transformational facilitator Nick Meador moves around the room guiding the whole time, giving verbal encouragement and occasionally providing an adjustment (similar to in yoga, but more like acupressure… and only with advance consent) to help flush things out.

WHAT WILL YOU GET?

The experience is like a purging of energetic gunk that has been stuck waaaay down in our system from trauma, negative cultural and family conditioning, heartbreak, and other painful/challenging experiences.

Unlike breathwork practices which can send people into other dimensions, Pulsation has built-in precautions to keep you grounded and safe, and to help you gently find your way back to ordinary consciousness afterwards.

☆ This is a BS Free Spirituality experience. The container is CONSENSUAL (you decide what’s right for you) and CONFIDENTIAL (take only your own experience out with you). ☆

☆ Wear loose-fitting clothes and bring a water bottle and notebook (if you want to journal). Take some time to prepare an intention for the experience, and come well-rested. There’s no need to come in a pair. Everyone will be matched with someone according to greatest comfort and ease. ☆

DETAILS

11am-3pm
Saturday, April 27
East Bay Community Space
Telegraph Room
Oakland, CA

*Doors open at 10:45am. Entry closes at 11:15am to create a safe container. No late entry permitted.

CONTRIBUTION

$55 Early Bird thru Apr 12 (or til gone; spots limited)
$75 Regular Rate Apr 13-27

REGISTER NOW AT https://pulsationbreathwork0427.eventbrite.com

ABOUT NICK

Nick Meador is an RYT-200 yoga instructor, transformational life coach, holistic event producer, mindful entrepreneur, and world explorer. Nick has been organizing gatherings that promote connection for 15 years, and leading self-development workshops for 6 years. Nick learned Pulsation Breathwork from transformational facilitator Gaia Ma (gaiagasm.com), with whom he trained intensively for two years. Nick’s mission is to empower and liberate people in a sustainable way. With his brand BS Free Spirituality (bsfreespirituality.com), Nick works to demystify introspective practice and make holistic self-management options more accessible to ordinary people. Nick is also the founder of Soul Lift Cacao, specializing in organic ceremonial cacao from sustainable sources in Guatemala that are preserving ancient traditions. Learn more at bit.ly/soulliftcacao.

Apr
28
Sun
How to Fight Islamophobia: Upstander Training for All
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
How to Fight Islamophobia: Upstander Training for All
Since November 2016, the American Muslim community has seen an increase in the number of bias incidents and hate crimes. Here in the Bay Area, we have witnessed Islamophobic harassment and discrimination. These incidents can be scary, but we cannot stand by while our neighbors, colleagues, friends and family are attacked. How do we act as allies/accomplices to protect our communities and dismantle the systematic biases that allow hate incidents to happen?
Join Zahra Billoo, Executive Director of CAIR-SFBA, to learn how to protect victims of harassment without escalating volatile situations. You will learn the principles behind nonviolent, proactive intervention and have the chance to practice the techniques you learn. We will also discuss larger solutions to stop incidents of violence before they start.
The training is intended for anyone aged 15+ (no prior experience/knowledge required). No one will be turned away for lack of funds. The training will involve light to moderate physical movement, interaction in small groups, and role-playing scenarios. If you need special accommodations (ADA accessibility, interpretation, etc.), please email [email protected] by April 19.
Apr
29
Mon
Compassion Yoga
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Compassion Yoga
In my gentle classes, I emphasize moving through poses using the breath and mindfulness cues as touch points. With these tools, I encourage students to cultivate a spirit of inquiry and compassion toward their bodies and their experiences. I offer options for all poses to meet individual student needs and to enhance accessibility. Mondays, 10 – 11:15 AM
Sliding scale $12- $20: cash, check, and Zelle accepted. No one turned away.
Apr
30
Tue
Community Mindful Meditation Circle
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Mindful Meditation Circle

Weekly gathering for one hour to intentionally sit in community for meditation and a brief talk from the facilitator. There will be opportunity to share. Water is provided and there is a cafe down stairs if you wish to grab a bite before or after our gathering. The space is cozy with a couch and 4 chairs. There is space to bring a meditation pillow if you like. We ask that the space remain fragrance free in consideration for those who may have a sensitivity. There is ample parking on the street. You may make a voluntary contribution if moved to do so.

Community Tai Chi
Apr 30 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Tai Chi
Discover your natural healing potential through Qi Gong and Tai Chi! Many people are finding a wide range of benefits from mind body practices such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation due to the complexity of life in modern times. By learning to slow down, breathe properly and move the body in an intentful way, we learn how to flip the switch on the stress response (which is very active in many people today) to the relaxation response which creates the perfect environment for your natural healing potential! Cost is sliding scale of $10-$25 per class. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I wish you all health, happiness and harmony!
Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well @ The Well Cafe

One DJ, three Tea-J’s, twelve teas, endless tastings, and you.

Join The Well for Tea-J Tuesdays, featuring three Tea-J’s each with a station to hold tea ceremonies. Each Tea-J will be sampling four teas throughout the evening. There will be a Chinese tea station, herbal tea station, and a matcha station.

Show your ticket to get your wristband. Once you have your wristband, you are welcome to go to any Tea-J from 8-10 and try the tea they have on rotation. From 10-11, your wristband gets you unlimited pots of tea off of The Well’s menu so that you can dive deeper into your favorites of the evening.

A DJ will be setting the mood each week.

Meet your Tea-J’s:

Annie Chen – resident Chinese Tea-J

“Within the region of Guangdong province, is my birth place, and the origin of gongfu tea. The tradition of 功夫茶, gongfu cha, has been a practice dating back to the Song dynasty.
Growing up with tea, this practice and philosophy has stayed with me. The farther I am from home, the more I find comfort in reconnecting to simplicity, to a feeling that predates a description with words.” (teaphile.com)

Cay LaOrangetree – resident herbal Tea-J

Cayla blends modern herbalism, magic, and sensuality to share the power of plant wisdom with her community. She believes everyone has the ability to communicate with plant spirits and receive wholesome healing. She currently leads medicinal plant walks, workshops & She is is an apprentice at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA where she is falling more in love with her practice. You may follow her on Instagram @soltree_alchemy to join her on this elemental journey.

Sasha Kay – resident matcha Tea-J

Sasha Kaori Hippard has practiced Japanese tea ceremony since learning the tradition in her mother’s home town of Sendai, Japan and at the San Francisco Japanese community center. A personal practice of family and community, she is thrilled to share the nuanced flavors of matcha, traditional and modern.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
www.eventbrite.com/e/49663464760

May
1
Wed
BodyLove Yoga
May 1 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BodyLove Yoga

Embrace the day with a little more love for your body through movement & mindfulness practices. 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 and Hatha principles.

Focus:
-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20. SIGN UP HERE: https://calendly.com/bigyogalife

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. More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

May
2
Thu
Open Time with Bob
May 2 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Time with Bob

Open times are unstructured periods when EBCS is open to everyone, under the guidance of a volunteer host. During these times, the main space and mezzanine are available for play, dance, personal yoga practice, hanging out or sharing a meal.

Bob will be here every Thursday from 3pm – 5pm and would be delighted to meet you and show you around EBCS!

Information about classes is available on our calendar. Note that some classes and open times may be cancelled due to holidays. If you would like to teach a class of your own, please see our page on weekday rentals.  For more information, or if you would like to host open times, you can also contact us.

Enter at 5447 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94609.

Community Game Night
May 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.

YoniVerse Monologues 2019 – Day 1
May 2 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
YoniVerse Monologues 2019 - Day 1

Performing in Oakland & Santa Cruz!

YoniVerse Monologues is an Evening Performance showcasing the Original True Life Stories of extraordinary Women in our community.

These women have spent the last 7 months in a training program writing, crafting, and revealing their stories.

Both Men & Women are invited to listen, learn and be transformed by the courage and wisdom shared in YoniVerse Monologues. Young adults are welcome, when accompanied by a parent or guardian. ((sexual content, language, adult themes to be expected))

OAKLAND @ East Bay Community Space ~ 1 weekend only!
May 2 + 3
8-10 PM (Doors OPEN 7:30)
TICKET LINK: https://yoniversemonologuesoakland2019.bpt.me

SANTA CRUZ @ Resource Center for Nonviolence ~ 2 weekends!
May 10, 11 +
May 17, 18
8-10 PM (Doors OPEN 7:30)
TICKET LINK: https://yoniversemonologuessantacruz2019.bpt.me
Facebook event : YoniVerse Monologues 2019 – Santa Cruz

* Online tickets END @ 2:00pm day of show *
Remaining tickets available at the door.

*****http://www.yoniversemonologues.com/*****

OAKLAND
MAY 2 & 3 CAST INCLUDES:
Brylene Bouch, Dana Mariposa Schlick, Erika Cederdahl, Karen Ouse, Letitia Schwarz Velazquez, Rachel Grant, Sirena Andrea and Sue Henkin-Haas
With SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST: Marya Stark

SANTA CRUZ
MAY 10 & 11 CAST INCLUDES:
Brylene Bouch, Dana Mariposa Schlick, Erika Cederdahl, Letitia Schwarz Velazquez, Lisa Nicks Balthasar, Melissa Mahoney and Sirena Andrea
With SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST: Heather Houston Music

SANTA CRUZ
MAY 17 & 18 CAST INCLUDES:
Catherine Anderson, Dana Mariposa Schlick, Dara Claire, Erika Cederdahl, Karen Ouse, Lisa Nicks Balthasar, Sirena Andrea and Sue Henkin-Haas
With SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST: Marya Stark

Inspired by the work of Eve Ensler.

May
3
Fri
YoniVerse Monologues 2019 – Day 2
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
YoniVerse Monologues 2019 - Day 2

Performing in Oakland & Santa Cruz!

YoniVerse Monologues is an Evening Performance showcasing the Original True Life Stories of extraordinary Women in our community.

These women have spent the last 7 months in a training program writing, crafting, and revealing their stories.

Both Men & Women are invited to listen, learn and be transformed by the courage and wisdom shared in YoniVerse Monologues. Young adults are welcome, when accompanied by a parent or guardian. ((sexual content, language, adult themes to be expected))

OAKLAND @ East Bay Community Space ~ 1 weekend only!
May 2 + 3
8-10 PM (Doors OPEN 7:30)
TICKET LINK: https://yoniversemonologuesoakland2019.bpt.me

SANTA CRUZ @ Resource Center for Nonviolence ~ 2 weekends!
May 10, 11 +
May 17, 18
8-10 PM (Doors OPEN 7:30)
TICKET LINK: https://yoniversemonologuessantacruz2019.bpt.me
Facebook event : YoniVerse Monologues 2019 – Santa Cruz

* Online tickets END @ 2:00pm day of show *
Remaining tickets available at the door.

*****http://www.yoniversemonologues.com/*****

OAKLAND
MAY 2 & 3 CAST INCLUDES:
Brylene Bouch, Dana Mariposa Schlick, Erika Cederdahl, Karen Ouse, Letitia Schwarz Velazquez, Rachel Grant, Sirena Andrea and Sue Henkin-Haas
With SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST: Marya Stark

SANTA CRUZ
MAY 10 & 11 CAST INCLUDES:
Brylene Bouch, Dana Mariposa Schlick, Erika Cederdahl, Letitia Schwarz Velazquez, Lisa Nicks Balthasar, Melissa Mahoney and Sirena Andrea
With SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST: Heather Houston Music

SANTA CRUZ
MAY 17 & 18 CAST INCLUDES:
Catherine Anderson, Dana Mariposa Schlick, Dara Claire, Erika Cederdahl, Karen Ouse, Lisa Nicks Balthasar, Sirena Andrea and Sue Henkin-Haas
With SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST: Marya Stark

Inspired by the work of Eve Ensler.

May
6
Mon
Compassion Yoga
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Compassion Yoga
In my gentle classes, I emphasize moving through poses using the breath and mindfulness cues as touch points. With these tools, I encourage students to cultivate a spirit of inquiry and compassion toward their bodies and their experiences. I offer options for all poses to meet individual student needs and to enhance accessibility. Mondays, 10 – 11:15 AM
Sliding scale $12- $20: cash, check, and Zelle accepted. No one turned away.
Tantra Speed Date – Oakland – Meet Mindful Singles!
May 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tantra Speed Date - Oakland - Meet Mindful Singles!

Tired of swiping?
The only dating event with a 95% match rate! Meet mindful singles on up to 24 fun, facilitated dates. See why singles call Tantra Speed Date “Yoga for your Love Life!”

Now in 20+ cities, this Yoga-inspired workshop is more than dating, it’s “Yoga for your Love Life!” Combination relationship skills class + speed date, you’ll share a moment of guided connection with up to 24 dates in a traditional Puja circle. Exercises are fun, PG-rated (think light partner yoga, actor’s improv, eye-gazing, dance), and are infused with positive relating skills. You’ll walk away not only with matches, but with a refreshing perspective on what relationships can be!

*Over 4,800 attendees have gone on 38,000+ dates in 20+ cities worldwide. 95% have matched with one or more dates. If you don’t match, your next event is on us!

Get your ticket today and experience the magic singles from New York to San Francisco–to now London!–are raving about!

🌟 “I met the love of my life! I was hesitant to go but I’m SO glad I did!” -Catherine B. (Denver)

🌟 “Unquestionably the best dating event I have ever attended. It’s transformative.” -John N.

🌟 “I now feel that I have a much deeper understanding of what it means to be a man in a relationship and how to make dating a beautiful experience.” -Justin M.

🌟 “I really felt like a goddess surrounded by strong, beautiful, empowered men.” -Brandi D.

For more information, visit:
https://www.tantrany.com/date/sanfrancisco/

May
7
Tue
Community Mindful Meditation Circle
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Mindful Meditation Circle

Weekly gathering for one hour to intentionally sit in community for meditation and a brief talk from the facilitator. There will be opportunity to share. Water is provided and there is a cafe down stairs if you wish to grab a bite before or after our gathering. The space is cozy with a couch and 4 chairs. There is space to bring a meditation pillow if you like. We ask that the space remain fragrance free in consideration for those who may have a sensitivity. There is ample parking on the street. You may make a voluntary contribution if moved to do so.

Community Tai Chi
May 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Tai Chi
Discover your natural healing potential through Qi Gong and Tai Chi! Many people are finding a wide range of benefits from mind body practices such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation due to the complexity of life in modern times. By learning to slow down, breathe properly and move the body in an intentful way, we learn how to flip the switch on the stress response (which is very active in many people today) to the relaxation response which creates the perfect environment for your natural healing potential! Cost is sliding scale of $10-$25 per class. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I wish you all health, happiness and harmony!
Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well
May 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well @ The Well Cafe

One DJ, three Tea-J’s, twelve teas, endless tastings, and you.

Join The Well for Tea-J Tuesdays, featuring three Tea-J’s each with a station to hold tea ceremonies. Each Tea-J will be sampling four teas throughout the evening. There will be a Chinese tea station, herbal tea station, and a matcha station.

Show your ticket to get your wristband. Once you have your wristband, you are welcome to go to any Tea-J from 8-10 and try the tea they have on rotation. From 10-11, your wristband gets you unlimited pots of tea off of The Well’s menu so that you can dive deeper into your favorites of the evening.

A DJ will be setting the mood each week.

Meet your Tea-J’s:

Annie Chen – resident Chinese Tea-J

“Within the region of Guangdong province, is my birth place, and the origin of gongfu tea. The tradition of 功夫茶, gongfu cha, has been a practice dating back to the Song dynasty.
Growing up with tea, this practice and philosophy has stayed with me. The farther I am from home, the more I find comfort in reconnecting to simplicity, to a feeling that predates a description with words.” (teaphile.com)

Cay LaOrangetree – resident herbal Tea-J

Cayla blends modern herbalism, magic, and sensuality to share the power of plant wisdom with her community. She believes everyone has the ability to communicate with plant spirits and receive wholesome healing. She currently leads medicinal plant walks, workshops & She is is an apprentice at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA where she is falling more in love with her practice. You may follow her on Instagram @soltree_alchemy to join her on this elemental journey.

Sasha Kay – resident matcha Tea-J

Sasha Kaori Hippard has practiced Japanese tea ceremony since learning the tradition in her mother’s home town of Sendai, Japan and at the San Francisco Japanese community center. A personal practice of family and community, she is thrilled to share the nuanced flavors of matcha, traditional and modern.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
www.eventbrite.com/e/49663464760

May
8
Wed
BodyLove Yoga
May 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BodyLove Yoga

Embrace the day with a little more love for your body through movement & mindfulness practices. 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 and Hatha principles.

Focus:
-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20. SIGN UP HERE: https://calendly.com/bigyogalife

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. More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

May
9
Thu
Open Time with Bob
May 9 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Time with Bob

Open times are unstructured periods when EBCS is open to everyone, under the guidance of a volunteer host. During these times, the main space and mezzanine are available for play, dance, personal yoga practice, hanging out or sharing a meal.

Bob will be here every Thursday from 3pm – 5pm and would be delighted to meet you and show you around EBCS!

Information about classes is available on our calendar. Note that some classes and open times may be cancelled due to holidays. If you would like to teach a class of your own, please see our page on weekday rentals.  For more information, or if you would like to host open times, you can also contact us.

Enter at 5447 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94609.

Instant Band Night
May 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Instant Band Night

Where musicians who’ve just met form bands on the spot!

(1) The first rule of Instant Band Night is: YOU 👏 DON’T 👏 HAVE 👏 TO 👏 PLAY 👏 AN 👏 INSTRUMENT 👏 TO 👏 ATTEND

(2) The second rule of Instant Band Night is: We guarantee you (the audience) an astonishingly excellent time.

(3) The third rule of Instant Band Night is: Invite your friends!!!!!!!

In case you’ve never been to Instant Band Night, here’s the deal:

1. The stage has a drum kit, guitar, bass, keyboard, and mics.
2. We draw names out of hats to make instant bands that get 7 minutes in the green room to plan a 5-minute set.
3. A hat-drawn artist will also take the stage alongside each band to draw their gig poster on a meeting room easel pad.

Come play or come watch; you’ll have fun either way! Bring your people, crack a beverage: let’s do this.

$5/person – BYOB

* * * w e ‘ l l * s e e * y o u * t h e r e * * *

F.A.Q.

Q: Do I need to be a musician to show up?
A: No. Absolutely not. Hell no. Come see the show and have a good time; you don’t have to get onstage.

Q: I’m a musician; am I guaranteed a slot in a band?
A: We literally draw names written on slips of paper out of coffee cans, so there’s a chance you may not be called; in a purely mathematical sense, it’s a function of how many musicians of each type show up that night (there are five musician cans — DRUMS, GUITAR, BASS, VOX, MISC — and one can for artists who’ll be picked to draw the bands’ gig posters). We say: surrender to the spirit of random chance, or maybe slip the MC a bribe of some sort.

Q: Do I have to be an amazing musician to throw my name in a can?
A: Probably not. Your band’s only gonna be onstage for 5 minutes, anyway; how bad can you possibly be?

Q: I play an instrument other than what’ll be onstage, like the sax or trumpet. Can I bring it?
A: Hhhheeeeeelll yyyeeeessssss you can bring it. PLEASE DO. We had a guy bring a bassoon once, and he rocked the living shit out of it — and, by extension, us. Woodwinds and brass, which tend not to need extra amplification for a space of this size beyond being pointed vaguely at a mic, are most welcome. If your instrument requires an amp, that’s cool, but you should get in touch with Jon about showing up early for setup.

Q: Do I have to pick my cover tune beforehand?
A: Listen. You and your band (who you’ve JUST MET) have 5 minutes onstage to do whatever the hell you can think of in the 7 minutes prior to walking up there. You wanna try to pick a cover everyone can agree on? Great. You wanna try writing something new? Fantastic; it can definitely be done. You wanna pick a key and tell each other to just fuckin’ wing it up there? You are a RAGING PSYCHOPATH and we love it. We’ll see you in 7; get in the green room!!!!

Q: What does BYOB stand for?
A: We don’t sell drinks at Instant Band Night, so you gotta bring your own. Get a cheap sixpack of something. Maybe a bottle and some cups. We’re not here to godmod how you get down.

Q: Is this in the East Bay?
A: It is. Do not be alarmed: it’s within walking distance of MacArthur BART, and as a bonus, you get to tour Oakland’s version of the Mission on your way over. Or you could just take a Lyft from SF (or the BART station if you fancy). Got a car? Drive on over; parking around the East Bay Community Space is pretty simple. You can do this. We believe in you.

(photo by Luuk Wouters on Unsplash)

May
11
Sat
LGBTQ Empowerment Self-Defense Class
May 11 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
LGBTQ Empowerment Self-Defense Class

This 3-hour training covers street safety and awareness, physical and verbal boundary setting, and full force self-defense skills proven effective at increasing safety and confidence. Students get the unique and powerful experience of practicing their techniques at full force in safe and realistic scenarios against a padded mock assailant. This class is open to all LGBTQ-identified students age 16+.

Register at: https://www.impactbayarea.org/lgbtq_course

Scholarship and Flexible Payment Plans: We are committed to making our classes available to all people, regardless of ability to pay. Fill out our online scholarship form to apply or contact us at [email protected] to learn more about our flexible payment plans.

May
13
Mon
Compassion Yoga
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Compassion Yoga
In my gentle classes, I emphasize moving through poses using the breath and mindfulness cues as touch points. With these tools, I encourage students to cultivate a spirit of inquiry and compassion toward their bodies and their experiences. I offer options for all poses to meet individual student needs and to enhance accessibility. Mondays, 10 – 11:15 AM
Sliding scale $12- $20: cash, check, and Zelle accepted. No one turned away.
May
14
Tue
Community Mindful Meditation Circle
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Mindful Meditation Circle

Weekly gathering for one hour to intentionally sit in community for meditation and a brief talk from the facilitator. There will be opportunity to share. Water is provided and there is a cafe down stairs if you wish to grab a bite before or after our gathering. The space is cozy with a couch and 4 chairs. There is space to bring a meditation pillow if you like. We ask that the space remain fragrance free in consideration for those who may have a sensitivity. There is ample parking on the street. You may make a voluntary contribution if moved to do so.

Community Tai Chi
May 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Tai Chi
Discover your natural healing potential through Qi Gong and Tai Chi! Many people are finding a wide range of benefits from mind body practices such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Yoga and meditation due to the complexity of life in modern times. By learning to slow down, breathe properly and move the body in an intentful way, we learn how to flip the switch on the stress response (which is very active in many people today) to the relaxation response which creates the perfect environment for your natural healing potential! Cost is sliding scale of $10-$25 per class. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. I wish you all health, happiness and harmony!
Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well
May 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Tea-J Tuesdays at The Well @ The Well Cafe

One DJ, three Tea-J’s, twelve teas, endless tastings, and you.

Join The Well for Tea-J Tuesdays, featuring three Tea-J’s each with a station to hold tea ceremonies. Each Tea-J will be sampling four teas throughout the evening. There will be a Chinese tea station, herbal tea station, and a matcha station.

Show your ticket to get your wristband. Once you have your wristband, you are welcome to go to any Tea-J from 8-10 and try the tea they have on rotation. From 10-11, your wristband gets you unlimited pots of tea off of The Well’s menu so that you can dive deeper into your favorites of the evening.

A DJ will be setting the mood each week.

Meet your Tea-J’s:

Annie Chen – resident Chinese Tea-J

“Within the region of Guangdong province, is my birth place, and the origin of gongfu tea. The tradition of 功夫茶, gongfu cha, has been a practice dating back to the Song dynasty.
Growing up with tea, this practice and philosophy has stayed with me. The farther I am from home, the more I find comfort in reconnecting to simplicity, to a feeling that predates a description with words.” (teaphile.com)

Cay LaOrangetree – resident herbal Tea-J

Cayla blends modern herbalism, magic, and sensuality to share the power of plant wisdom with her community. She believes everyone has the ability to communicate with plant spirits and receive wholesome healing. She currently leads medicinal plant walks, workshops & She is is an apprentice at the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, CA where she is falling more in love with her practice. You may follow her on Instagram @soltree_alchemy to join her on this elemental journey.

Sasha Kay – resident matcha Tea-J

Sasha Kaori Hippard has practiced Japanese tea ceremony since learning the tradition in her mother’s home town of Sendai, Japan and at the San Francisco Japanese community center. A personal practice of family and community, she is thrilled to share the nuanced flavors of matcha, traditional and modern.

Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door
www.eventbrite.com/e/49663464760

May
15
Wed
BodyLove Yoga
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
BodyLove Yoga

Embrace the day with a little more love for your body through movement & mindfulness practices. 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 and Hatha principles.

Focus:
-Breath work
-Core Strength
-Feeling sensational

Sliding Scale $12-20. SIGN UP HERE: https://calendly.com/bigyogalife

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. More info on my website www.bigyogalife.com

May
16
Thu
Open Time with Bob
May 16 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Open Time with Bob

Open times are unstructured periods when EBCS is open to everyone, under the guidance of a volunteer host. During these times, the main space and mezzanine are available for play, dance, personal yoga practice, hanging out or sharing a meal.

Bob will be here every Thursday from 3pm – 5pm and would be delighted to meet you and show you around EBCS!

Information about classes is available on our calendar. Note that some classes and open times may be cancelled due to holidays. If you would like to teach a class of your own, please see our page on weekday rentals.  For more information, or if you would like to host open times, you can also contact us.

Enter at 5447 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94609.

May
17
Fri
Constellation Bounce “a squishy orb dance party”
May 17 @ 8:00 pm – May 18 @ 2:00 am
Constellation Bounce "a squishy orb dance party"

Long long ago the Universe consisted of solid-silent clusters of purple, blue and silver orbs neatly organized, still and separated by color. One day an orb burped unexpectedly and sent out the first sonic frequency ever heard in the Universe. This low bass sound set off a series of harmonic bounces throughout the orbs, and more and more orbs began to groove. The energy continued to rise creating chaotic connection. Through this the cosmic-color, super-sonic, many-movement world was born.

featuring saQi, noaccordion and Special Guests

Shoes-off, West Coast Bass, Squishy-Orbs
Ecstatic Elixir Bar
Cosmic Chat Lounge
Cuddle Zones
Alcohol Free
21 and over

“Another ridiculous noaccordion LP Release Party”

If you want to volunteer for this event please DM noaccordion’s FB Page.

Tickets on sale April 5.
10 % of all ticket sales go to the local non-profit Career Concert Pathways Program
https://www.theuctheatre.org/education/concert-career-pathways/

May
20
Mon
Compassion Yoga
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am
Compassion Yoga
In my gentle classes, I emphasize moving through poses using the breath and mindfulness cues as touch points. With these tools, I encourage students to cultivate a spirit of inquiry and compassion toward their bodies and their experiences. I offer options for all poses to meet individual student needs and to enhance accessibility. Mondays, 10 – 11:15 AM
Sliding scale $12- $20: cash, check, and Zelle accepted. No one turned away.
May
21
Tue
Community Mindful Meditation Circle
May 21 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Community Mindful Meditation Circle

Weekly gathering for one hour to intentionally sit in community for meditation and a brief talk from the facilitator. There will be opportunity to share. Water is provided and there is a cafe down stairs if you wish to grab a bite before or after our gathering. The space is cozy with a couch and 4 chairs. There is space to bring a meditation pillow if you like. We ask that the space remain fragrance free in consideration for those who may have a sensitivity. There is ample parking on the street. You may make a voluntary contribution if moved to do so.

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