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.

Feb
21
Thu
A Double Dive: Tapping & Tantra Through the Chakras
Feb 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Double Dive: Tapping & Tantra Through the Chakras @ Telegraph Room

Get ready for a powerful two-fold deep dive journey!

Tantra Through the Chakras guides you to discover your root, sensuality, power, love, truth, insight, and spirit with this engaging and transforming workshop. This journey is a great way to open up all 7 energy centers of your body and contributes towards greater health, a better sex life, more presence in relationships, and so much more. Come laugh, come cry, have fun, and go deep into yourself.

Tapping (EFT) is a simple, self-applied modality that can be done anywhere, anytime once you learn the foundations. One of EFT’s most potent applications is moving through our “stuff” as it comes up. We will tap through challenges that came up during our chakra journey, shifting any fear or contraction to empathy, self-acceptance and curiosity.

Get ready to go deeper now!

TIMELINE:

7pm-8pm: Tantra Through the Chakras

Sherry Froman begins with a guided journey through various tantric techniques and a musical ritualistic journey through the 7 chakras. The chakras are the 7 energy centers in the human body that guide us in our health, our choices, and our spiritual states that influence all areas of one’s life. When these centers are opened and cleared, we can draw in more financial abundance, a better sex and love life, personal empowerment, greater emotional capacity, finding one’s voice, deepening consciousness, connecting with spirituality, and so much more!

8pm-8:20pm: bio break and mingling/personal time

8:20-10pm: Tapping Open our Capacity (EFT Emotional Freedom Technique)

Livi Joy will guide us through the potent practice of EFT (tapping) to move through any challenges (or even obstacles) we may have discovered during our chakra journey. As a meridian-based practice that combines embodied healing wisdom with the best of modern neuropsychology, EFT helps us reprogram our default reactions to challenging situations, gently stretching our limited thoughts and beliefs with huge doses of empathy and acceptance, into a more open and curious range of responses.

Space Pilots in Spaaaace! Episode 2: Crashing the Party
Feb 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Space Pilots in Spaaaace! Episode 2: Crashing the Party

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: https://space-pilots-in-spaaaace-episode-2-crashing-the-party.secretparty.io

Space Pilots in Spaaaace! is a super-fun interactive theatrical experience. Tickets are limited so everyone has room to enjoy themselves. All our Episode 1 shows were sold out well before opening, so don’t delay purchasing tix!

***DOORS AT 8PM
***ADVENTURE BEGINS AT 8:30PM
***DANCE PARTY 10-11PM

…THE YEAR IS 2819
Captain Knight and her motley crew of Space Pilots are on the run, trying to evade a ruthless Argasian Stardust dealer. Their ship is being bombarded with deadly mafipulation waves. It’s not going well.

…THE YEAR IS 2019
Amanda May and her budding Experience Design company are throwing a retro-neo-post-outerspace themed party. It’s also not going well.

Time folds in on itself and Captain Knight’s starship crashes into Amanda’s party, unwittingly threatening the future of the earth. Space Pilots and Experience Designers are forced to form an uneasy alliance. Can both the future and the party be saved?

JOIN THE CREW
Party-goers may be invited to become Space Pilot Ensigns in a race against time to save the universe! Do you have what it takes?

Space attire is welcome but not required

Missed Space Pilots In Spaaaace! Episode 1? No worries, spend 90 seconds here: https://vimeo.com/260588413

Space Pilots in Spaaaace! EPISODE 2: Crashing the Party
PRODUCED by Marria Grace
WRITTEN by Jenny McAllister
CREATED AND PERFORMED by 13th FLOOR

13th Floor Dance Theater
Jess Kandus as CAPTAIN TABITHA KNIGHT
Derek Harris as 1ST OFFICER SHIRO MORGAN
Colin Epstein as DR TYR RODRIGUEZ
Zach Fish as CHEIF ENGINEER QUINCY GOULD
Jenny McAllister as PILOT KAREN CLANCY
Uriah Findley as GOTHBOT
Sydney Bradshaw Lozier as AMANDA MAY
Lucy Tanq (Lucy Kang) as LEELA
Katharine Gripp as LEIA
and
JK47 (Andrew Warner & Nick Man) as THE DJ’s!

Feb
24
Sun
Black History Movie Day
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Black History Movie Day

Celebrate Black History Month with us! Free and Open to All.

Movie list coming soon…

Feb
25
Mon
The Exquisite Whip PART 1: Hands-on Flogging Training [Oakland]
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Exquisite Whip PART 1: Hands-on Flogging Training [Oakland]

** Doors open at 7:30pm. Instruction from 7:30pm**

Improve your flogging skills! Whether you’re a total novice or already confident with the whip, there’s plenty for you in this unique and very active class.

Enjoy drills on techniques to deliver powerful, effective sensations without top-fatigue. Sharpen your finesse and precision to create the desired sensual, sexual and emotional effects.

You’ll learn how to select the best flogger for your style and body type.

Bring your floggers. More the merrier! If you don’t have any, there may be a few to try out. Midori shares with you a uniquely connected “California” style of whip use.
If you want to learn to flog in high heels, or other specialized footwear, bring them.
No need to bring a target person or a practice partner.
Want to get some good floggers in advance? Check out this site for quality whips, made in the USA. http://FHP-inc.Stockroom.com/

Get further training on the subtle moves the next night at Part 2!
https://planetmidori.ticketleap.com/2019-02-26

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ABOUT MIDORI

Dan Savage calls Midori “The Super Nova of Kink”! She is an artistic visionary who has touched lives across the globe with her expertise in sexuality, personal fulfillment, and kinky adventures. Using her “head-heart-hands” methodology she facilitates tackling challenging topics and creating space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Her incredible passion is fully on display in her transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and Make Hot Play Happen.

For more information on her upcoming classes and events, please visit: http://www.FHP-Inc.com/classes

Feb
26
Tue
The Exquisite Whip: Part 2 with Midori [Oakland]
Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Exquisite Whip: Part 2 with Midori [Oakland]

** Entrance is on the Telegraph Street Side.**
Doors open at 6:30pm. Instruction from 7pm

Class limited to 24 people. Pre-registration highly encouraged.

PREREQUISITE – NO EXCEPTION FOR ALL ATTENDING: You must have taken [The Exquisite Whip Part 1] ~ this includes the second person in the Pair ticket. If you have not taken Part 1, you will not be able to attend.

This class builds on Part 1 with additional challenges and new drills to improve your speed, flow, and partner control. The rigorous exercises are designed to enhance intuitive play with greater passion.

There will be more times for drills covered in Part 1. No need to bring a target person or a practice partner. We will do precision and movement exercises on each other.

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BRING: Floggers

WEAR: Comfortable clothing to move in.
If you wish to improve your flogging in specific footwear or challenging garments, do bring or wear them

TRANSPORTATION: Discount with Lyft!

Forget parking woes & get to the class with comfort and savings! I love to use Lyft! I find them much better than Uber for both cost and quality of service. And Lyft is so much better than the average San Francisco taxis.
Go to either www.Lyft.com or to your app store. Download Lyft app
Set up your account.

Use my discount code MIDORI273844 You’ll get free ride credits!

ABOUT MIDORI

Midori has been pivotal in the rise of awareness and popularity of Shibari in the US and the West. She wrote the first English language instruction book on the topic, ‘The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage’, and then founded the Rope Dojo in 2002.

Using her “head-heart-hands” methodology she facilitates tackling challenging topics and creating space where people are allowed individual self-exploration. Her incredible passion is fully on display in her transformative small group intensives, including Rope Dojo ®, ForteFemme: Women’s Dominance Weekend Intensive and The Wanted Man Intensive.

For more information on her upcoming classes and events, please visit: www.FHP-Inc.com/Classes

Feb
28
Thu
Authentic Relating for Leaders
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Authentic Relating for Leaders

Attention Leaders:

Whether you run a small business, a team among many, or an entire organization…

You want your team to align with your vision so they give you their very best work.

But what does it take to inspire greatness in others?

And what does it take to be chosen to lead the really important projects, the ones that actually inspire you?

Besides business knowledge and technical skills, what is the X-factor that puts you over the top?

The answer is the so-called “soft skills” — your ability to use self-awareness, emotional intelligence, empathy, transparent communication, and authentic feedback to inspire, unite, and mobilize your team members.

Google spent years analyzing the best teams. Their research places psychological safety as the number one factor that sets successful teams apart from others.

Author and researcher Brené Brown has documented courage, empathy, and vulnerability as the cornerstones of the most innovative teams.

We knew Authentic Relating was powerful in group dynamics, but now the data has borne out our long held belief.

Business culture is finally recognizing the very same “soft skills” we have facilitated for thousands of people through Authentic Relating workshops and events over the past 15 years.

Come join us for an Authentic Relating evening for Leaders!

Practice the fundamental skills that have our clients get recognized for their leadership, promotions, raises, and best of all more job satisfaction!

BS Free Masculinity Cacao Ceremony
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
BS Free Masculinity Cacao Ceremony

**THIS IS AN EVENT FOR MEN AND MALE-IDENTIFYING PEOPLE. PLEASE INVITE FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES TO REGISTER HERE: https://bsfreemasculinity0226.eventbrite.com **

Are you craving a deeper and more authentic connection to other men and your own masculinity?

This is an important time in history, when we are called upon to re-invent what it means to be a man. But it’s not just about calling each other “brother” and making grunting noises.

Stepping into conscious or “divine” masculinity might look different for each of us.

Join transformational facilitator Nick Meador to find your own unique path!

This fully guided experience will include:
☆ Cacao Warrior Ritual
☆ Embodied Empowerment through Bioenergetics Exercises
☆ Circle work (if someone has something to work through)
☆ Integration with Communication Practices

WHAT IT DOESN’T INVOLVE:
• No pressure to expose your deepest, darkest secrets in front of a large group.
• No dogma about what it means to be a man or doing men’s work.
• No worship of a guru telling you the “right” way to live or be.

WHAT IT DOES INVOLVE:
• Finding the BS Free fellowship that you’ve been craving with other men.
• Gentle guidance from ceremonial cacao, the “Food of the Gods.”
• Safe and effective ways of transcending limiting beliefs and inner critic voices.
• Deep fellowship that comes from real validation and truly being seen and heard.

☆ 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). ☆

DETAILS
7:00-10:00pm
Tuesday, February 26
East Bay Community Space
Oakland, CA

CONTRIBUTION
$20 Early Bird thru Jan 31 or til gone
$28 Advanced Registration Feb 1-25 or til gone
$35 Day of Event (Feb 26) or til gone

REGISTER AT: https://bsfreemasculinity0226.eventbrite.com

Low-income scholarships available. Write to [email protected] for more info.

ABOUT CEREMONIAL CACAO

Entry includes a cup of ceremonial cacao! Pure cacao is a gentle plant medicine that opens the heart, deepens meditative experiences, and fosters inner/outer connection. With his social enterprise Soul Lift Cacao, Nick serves cacao grown organically at a family farm in eastern Guatemala, prepared by a women’s collective at Lake Atitlán that he met personally, and obtained through ethical direct trade WITH FULL PERMISSION AND CONSENT TO SHARE IT IN THIS WAY. When Soul Lift Cacao buys from the women’s collective, 100% of profits from that sale go back to the Mayan indigenous people growing and preparing the cacao. By giving back and showing respect, we honor the sacred role that cacao has played for thousands of years in the indigenous cultures of what we now call Central and South America. We are so fortunate that ceremonial cacao is entering the global consciousness at a time when it can have a massively positive impact. For more info visit bit.ly/soulliftcacao.

*Cacao consumption is optional at this event. It is not advised for people taking MAOI anti-depressants or people with a heart condition to have a full serving of pure cacao.

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. His 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.

Mar
1
Fri
X Days of Y – Art Show Closing!
Mar 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
X Days of Y – Art Show Closing!

X Days of Y, the debut art show of Molly Ampersand McLeod, features selected works from 4 years of her daily art practice. Beautifying the walls of the Telegraph Room at East Bay Community Space since June, the show is coming down to make room for more artists to share their work! Join us for a celebratory show closing to get up close and personal with Molly’s work.

🖼Original artworks for sale will be highly discounted – purchase framed original art right off the wall, and take it home with you! Pieces start at only $40. Signed copies of the Letters to a Friend postcard book and miscellaneous zines will be also available for purchase.

✍🏼From photo collage and watercolor words to zines and intimate letters to friends – Molly invites us to consider our own daily creative practice through the lens of our relationships with others and with ourselves.

Selected works include:
❓100 Days of Questions: thought-provoking, whimsical, and provocative questions
✍🏼 100 Days of Words: meditations on the power of words and their meaning
💌 31 Days of Letters to a Friend: empathetic and joyful reflections on friendship
📓 30 Days of Zines: a collection of mini one-of-a-kind books about mindfulness, introspection, and humorous observations
🎲 31 Days of Games: beautiful suggestions for interacting with the world and your friends a little more playfully
…and more.

Molly McLeod is a artist, creativity coach, and educator based in Oakland, CA. She specializes in supporting artists and creatives to work towards their goals and share their work with the world. She was the art director and lead animator for the feature-length documentary The Heretics — the story of a feminist art collective — that premiered at the MoMA in 2009. She’s designed many civic board games, including Co-opoly: the Game of Cooperatives, which was featured at the BMW Guggenheim LAB in 2011 and has sold copies in over 30 countries. In the past two years, she’s art directed three adult summer camps. You can find her latest daily works on Instagram @mollyampersand and mollymcleod.com.

Mar
2
Sat
Conscious: Community Clothing Swap -Hosted by Survivor Alliance
Mar 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Conscious: Community Clothing Swap -Hosted by Survivor Alliance

Do you have a closet that needs to be cleaned out? New Marie Kondo hype got you keeping only what brings you joy? Don’t donate unwanted stuff to corporate giant, Goodwill. Give back to the local community instead!

On March 2nd, Survivor Alliance is hosting it’s first ever community clothing swap. One person’s trash is someone else’s treasure, so join us as we bond over shared style and conscious consumerism. Not only can you walk away with some rad new pieces for your wardrobe, but there will be some small workshops on promoting sustainable fashion. Come ready to learn, collect, upcycle, and connect!

How this works:
We need a lot of clothes donated to make an event like this possible, so please consider donating what you no longer use. We’ll be collecting your donations in the 2 weeks leading up to the event, as well as the day of. Then our team of volunteers will sort and organize the clothes based on size and style for “shopping.”

All members of the community are welcome to stop by and sift through the donated items. There’s no limit to what you can take, but we ask that people be mindful to take only pieces they’ll actually use. Shoppers are encouraged to donate via Eventbrite or at the door for the items taken, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

At the clothing swap, we’ll also have a few mini-workshops, lead by community members on conscious consumerism and sustainable fashion, including some craft projects with upcycled clothing finds. Be sure to plan some time around your shopping to check them out! Follow us on Instagram for more details about these workshops.

Any clothes left unclaimed at the end of the event will be available again at our REDEFINED event on April 27th at Humanist Hall or donated to Out of the Closet, a community thrift store providing care for people with HIV/AIDS.

The suggested donation for this event ranges from $5-50, with no one turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds support the venue, future Survivor Alliance gatherings, and the Alliance Fund, which provides grants and mentorship to survivors of sexual assault.

Get involved! Donate!

Here are some guidelines:

We accept all articles of clothing except used underwear: pants, tops, jackets, matching socks, shoes, belts, purses, accessories. Clothes for all ages and sizes are accepted. Only donate clothes that others would still want to wear (No major tears or stains please). Please help us prepare by folding cloth donations and sorting based on size and type of garment.

Drop off donations at the East Bay Community Space in Oakland between 9am-5:30pm M-F AFTER February 18th or the Saturday of the event, March 2nd, starting at 11:30am.

Volunteer! This event could not be made possible without the support of volunteers. We’ll need assistance sorting and folding clothes in the few days before the event as well as at the event itself. If you’re interested in exchanging an hour or two of your time in for some Survivor Alliance swag and our eternal gratitude, please fill out the form below! Just let us know in the comments how you’d like to help with this event, and we’ll get back to you.
https://goo.gl/forms/lc7FkpDdr8hhCivb2

Speak! If you’re interested in leading a short workshop at the event, email us with your idea: [email protected]

Mar
3
Sun
Lets Break Chains
Mar 3 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lets Break Chains

Breaking her chains is putting on a fundraiser event to help support women in the life of domestic violence, prostitution, and drug and alcohol abuse.

There will be a dance battle showcase, raffles, silent auction, food and much needed fun. Come out to support every women that still needs the help, and guidance in breaking the chains of her past.

All Donations will go to building our support group and growing breaking her chains. The goal is to rise funds for space rental and materials needed.

letsbreakchains.ticketleap.com/lets-break-chains/

Mar
5
Tue
Socialist Night School: Socialism in the UK? The Corbyn Project -Hosted by East Bay Democratic Socialists of America
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Socialist Night School: Socialism in the UK? The Corbyn Project -Hosted by East Bay Democratic Socialists of America
Further details and readings coming soon!
Mar
9
Sat
Free Intro to Somatica
Mar 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Free Intro to Somatica

You will get a taste of how experiential sex and relationship coaching can revitalize your personal and professional life.

Somatica founders, Celeste & Danielle will take you on a tour of the Somatica training while giving you the opportunity to experience your own growth edges and connect with a beautiful community of people. See how you can go to the next level in your personal transformation around sex and relationships and help others as well!

Attend the Intro and save $200 off of your Core Training Tuition

Location Details once you register

SoulPlay Connect 3/9 – Somatic Exploration
Mar 9 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 10 @ 1:00 am
SoulPlay Connect 3/9 - Somatic Exploration

SoulPlay Connect is back! This time we’re pairing up with Somatica Institute to bring you a very special evening of dance, connection and PLAY!

Expect to drop into your authentic self.
Expect to meet others who are doing the same.
Expect to feel embraced by your community.

Enjoy dinner at the bar, 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
– Soul-Expanding Ecstatic Dance DJ set by DJ Dragonfly
– Playing with the Soul of Intimacy by Celeste and Danielle, Somatica Institute Founders
– Contact Improv
– Luscious downtempo DJ set
– Live Sound Journey

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 – $25-$35
At the door sliding scale – $30-$40

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

***Playing with the Soul of Intimacy: How to Share Erotic and Emotional Vulnerability by Celeste Hirschman and Danielle Harel
Come experience a gentle stretching of your edges in a community of supportive, loving SoulPlayers. Practice with emotional, interpersonal, and erotic connection to prepare you for your full presence and engagement.

In this one hour workshop offered by the founders of The Somatica Institute, Celeste & Danielle, you will go on a journey of revelation and empowerment in the realm of intimacy. Learn more about who you are and melt into the moments of oneness available to you through vulnerable sharing of your true erotic and emotional self.

***Ecstatic Dance set by Dj Dragonfly
If music is medicine, Dragonfly’s apothecary of sonic tonics are elixirs for the spirit, melodies for the mind and tribal beats for the body…so join him on a journey where all genres and tempos weave together with global voices and vibes, deep bass, gossamer groove and beckoning basslines. It all adds up to an inexplicable, soul-crafting session on the dance floor!

Breathe deeply, go deep, dance hard.

As an inveterate global traveller whose journeys have taken him across the sands of North Africa to the steamy jungles of South America and to the rugged slopes of the Asian Subcontinent, Dragonfly’s transportive DJ sets are his personal travel narratives, ones that recollect his musical adventures amongst the global indigenous. Mixing the soundtrack of those travels with today’s exotic, cutting edge productions with deep bass and deep rhythms, you have a compelling cauldron of sonic soup. His one-of-a-kind mixes celebrate the vibrant voices and vibes of Latin America, The Caribbean, The Middle East, Africa, India and beyond.

Mar
11
Mon
Sexuality of the Chakras – Erotic Playshop -Hosted by Embodied Erotic
Mar 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sexuality of the Chakras - Erotic Playshop -Hosted by Embodied Erotic

Sexuality of the Chakras
~ Erotic Playshop ~

* Have you ever felt like you’ve been speaking 2 different sexual languages with your partner?

* Are you ready to bring some more passion into your lovemaking?

* Are you developing a deeper relationship to your authentic turn-on?

Erotic desire comes in many forms. Consider what it’s like when your desire is expressed in it’s most primal animal form, or when it’s deliciously lavished upon your lover like honey, or when it shines tenderly from the heart space.

The chakras are a framework for understanding how energy and emotions manifest in the body. Sexual energy is among the strongest energies we feel in our bodies, and takes a slightly different form when expressed through the different energy centers. In this interactive workshop, you will deepen your understanding of the different flavors of desire, learning which one might be your default mode, and which energies are more edgy or challenging for you to express. You’ll learn tools to enhance your capacity to feel and express these energies and to broaden your range between them, becoming a more dynamic and conscious lover.

Here’s what we’ll cover
In this experiential workshop, you’ll learn about the 4 flavors of desire and how they relate to the chakras in our bodies. Through this framework, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how erotic energy manifests and moves though us. You’ll be immersed in the direct experience of feeling these energies in a safe, supportive environment, and invited to practice sharing these flavors of desire with the group. And you’ll learn how to harness this energy to embody your true radiant Self.

You can expect to:
Deepen your understanding of the different flavors of desire
Understand what a chakra is in traditional and modern practice
Learn which chakra is your dominant for erotic expression
Explore different energies that may be more edgy or challenging for you
Investigate the emotional and psychological blocks on each chakra
Enhance your capacity to feel and express all these energies and broaden your range between them, becoming a more dynamic and conscious lover!
Is this for me?
No prior experience necessary – just an open mind and an excitement to explore with us! We create a strong container where you are safe, resourced, and secure so you can express yourself. We’ll give you the opportunity to go deep into your experience while following what feels just right for you. Open to singles, couples, triads, etc… and people of all genders. We support our whole community – low income application form: https://goo.gl/15aWoA

Facilitated by
Caity Flanagan – Co-Founder of Embodied Erotic. Caity bridges the worlds of love and alchemy together through her practices as a modern day medicine woman. Her combination of tantra, somatic, and shamanic practices allows her to move seamlessly between the physical and mystic worlds in service of body, mind, heart and spirit. She deeply believes that everyone can live a fully embodied and purpose-driven life.

Matt Sturm – Founder of Embodied Erotic, yoga teacher, somatic therapist, and relationship coach. I am following a calling to share the gift of sacred relating with the world. My work integrates meditation, yoga, and ritual into the path of spiritual growth. I teach hands-on methods for inhabiting our bodies, connecting with the breath, cultivating deep intimacy, and tuning in to the universal love within us all.

Mar
16
Sat
Pulsation Breathwork ~ 3/16
Mar 16 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pulsation Breathwork ~ 3/16

REGISTER NOW AT https://pulsation0316.eventbrite.com

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

1-5pm
Saturday, March 16
East Bay Community Space
Oakland, CA

*Doors open at 12:45pm. Entry closes at 1:15pm to create a safe container. No late entry permitted.

CONTRIBUTION

$55 Early Bird thru Feb 28
$77 Regular Rate Mar 1-16

Register at https://pulsation0316.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.

Mar
18
Mon
Navigating Open Relationships with Marcia Baczynski
Mar 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Navigating Open Relationships with Marcia Baczynski
Learn to Love presents:
Navigating Open Relationships
with Marcia Baczynski
So, you’ve decided to explore non-monogamy. Now what? With the dizzying array of options available to people who’ve decided to go “off the map,” how do you plot a course of your own? And what do you do when the inevitable challenges arise?
Opening up any relationship takes skill, patience and perseverance. Mistakes will be made. But why make any more than you have to?
This fun, enlightening workshop is devoted specifically to folks who are charting new territories in their relationships. In this interactive, revealing workshop, you will learn:
* The 4 monogamies and why they’re relevant to open relationships
* The most common pitfalls of open relationships and how to avoid them
* 5 things that will help you survive any open exploration
* The key to turning jealousy into a blessing
* Different styles of ethical non-monogamy and how to tell which one is right for you
Sexual communication coach Marcia B has been teaching about open relationships for over a decade and thousands of people have used her practical tips to consciously create successful, non-traditional relationships.
*********PRESENTER BIO*************
Marcia Baczynski is a renowned speaker, writer and coach on sexual communication, relationships and women’s empowerment. Her primary mission is to help women and the people who love them to overcome shame and get in touch with what they truly want – romantically, sexually and relationally – even if it’s off the beaten path. Marcia is the co-creator of Cuddle Party and founder of the Good Girl Recovery Program. Since 2003, she has worked with tens of thousands of people through her private coaching, workshops and group programs and made appearances in hundreds of magazines, news stories, radio interviews and podcasts. Marcia lives in San Francisco, CA where she spends a lot of time with her weirdo friends, being an aunt, hiking and sailing. Learn more at https://www.askingforwhatyouwant.com/
*********ABOUT LEARN TO LOVE**************
LEARN TO LOVE is a monthly workshop series, examining the role that love plays in our lives and culture. Featuring leading psychologists, therapists, relationship coaches, and sex educators, each wisdom-packed session will equip participants with deeper insights, tools and knowledge to bring more love into their lives. Learn more at www.the-heart-center.com
Mar
19
Tue
Socialist Night School -Hosted by East Bay Democratic Socialists of America
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Socialist Night School -Hosted by East Bay Democratic Socialists of America
Further details and readings coming soon!
Mar
25
Mon
Valentine’s Tantra Speed Date – Oakland – Find your Valentine!
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Valentine's Tantra Speed Date - Oakland - Find your Valentine!

Valentine’s Day is coming. Find your Valentine at Tantra Speed Date with our remarkable 95% match rate!

*Valentine’s Day is coming! Find your Valentine at this special version of our ceremony which will include:
– Extended time to mingle
– Roses
– Chocolate treats

Tired of swiping?

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 4,000 attendees have gone on 35,000 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, click here!
https://www.tantrany.com/date/

Apr
27
Sat
Love Affair 2019 (Saturday)
Apr 27 @ 10:30 am – 11:59 pm
Love Affair 2019 (Saturday)

Love Affair
… is a weekend of engaging and empowering workshops, discussions, and classes on the topics of love, intimacy, and relationships. It is the first event of its kind.

Early bird tickets for on sale Monday January 14th, 2019. Register today at https://loveaffairevent.eventbrite.com

Vendor Applications: https://www.myloveaffair.net/sponsor-registration

Love Affair 2019 features workshops led by Dr. Felicia Cosey, Dr. Carol Queen, Lorina Manzanita, Yasmina Porter, Brandon Chien and many more. For more information about our instructors and workshops, visit our website at www.myloveaffair.net

There are three rooms of valuable discussions and workshops for you to choose from, with over 25 workshops available throughout the weekend. In between classes you are invited to network and engage with instructors, sponsors, and vendors in the main room.

What you can expect at Love Affair:
– Design/Re-design Your Relationship
– Consent
– Intro to Shibari
– Emotional Intimacy
– Somatic Skills
– Intimacy in Parenthood
– “Coming Out” Conversations
– Writing Workshop to Increase Intimacy
… and more!

*Exact workshops have not yet been finalized, and are subject to change.

Apr
28
Sun
Love Affair 2019 (Sunday)
Apr 28 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
Love Affair 2019 (Sunday)

Love Affair
… is a weekend of engaging and empowering workshops, discussions, and classes on the topics of love, intimacy, and relationships. It is the first event of its kind.

Early bird tickets for on sale Monday January 14th, 2019. Register today at https://loveaffairevent.eventbrite.com

Vendor Applications: https://www.myloveaffair.net/sponsor-registration

Love Affair 2019 features workshops led by Dr. Felicia Cosey, Dr. Carol Queen, Lorina Manzanita, Yasmina Porter, Brandon Chien and many more. For more information about our instructors and workshops, visit our website at www.myloveaffair.net

There are three rooms of valuable discussions and workshops for you to choose from, with over 25 workshops available throughout the weekend. In between classes you are invited to network and engage with instructors, sponsors, and vendors in the main room.

What you can expect at Love Affair:
– Design/Re-design Your Relationship
– Consent
– Intro to Shibari
– Emotional Intimacy
– Somatic Skills
– Intimacy in Parenthood
– “Coming Out” Conversations
– Writing Workshop to Increase Intimacy
… and more!

*Exact workshops have not yet been finalized, and are subject to change.

May
22
Wed
Waters of the Soul (Oakland)
May 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Waters of the Soul (Oakland)

Doors open at 7 pm

We will likely sell out! Get your tickets early at:
https://watersofthesouloakland.eventbrite.com

This is a ritual for liberation. It is the story of where I come from. It is a replacement for who “whiteness” tells me to be. It is my initiation into kink and my erotic truth. It is a way to remember my power even when I am not in control. It is a revolution that invites grief and orgasm to bring us home through the waters of the soul. This is a community ritual for liberation. After the performance ritual you are invited to share your questions and responses.

This solo show is created and performed by Z Griss with the incredible support of Heather Box, Tamilla Woodard, Molly Rose Williams, the Vital Signs Retreat, Sholanda Ingram, and many others!

This performance ritual premiered at the Harlem School of the Arts in New York City on Oct 20, 2017. Excerpts of it were featured by the Joe Goode Performance Group in the Feedback Program, Xplore Festival in Berlin, Washington DC, and Dark Odyssey in San Francisco. This will be the first time the full show is performed on the west coast!

Here’s what the audience is saying:

“Such control and abandon. Pinpoint precision… You let me into my own story by sharing yours.”

“The sensuality in your dance was striking. It wasn’t the sexpot dance we’ve normally had. This was real and this was yours.”

“Exploring with true innocence unfiltered and pure unadulterated with the view of societal expectation or judgement.”

“So much fun, pleasure, playfulness, warmth, acceptance, joy, reverence and irreverence together in holy nasty beautiful ecstatic union.”

“Complete admiration for the bravery to own sexuality so openly and with artistic commitment. There was freedom with this – an invitation to embrace and own our own experiences.”

“This piece drew me deeper into my body, into the desire to move, play and express myself.”

May
23
Thu
Waters of the Soul (Oakland)
May 23 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Waters of the Soul (Oakland)

Doors open at 7 pm

We will likely sell out! Get your tickets early at:
https://watersofthesouloakland.eventbrite.com

This is a ritual for liberation. It is the story of where I come from. It is a replacement for who “whiteness” tells me to be. It is my initiation into kink and my erotic truth. It is a way to remember my power even when I am not in control. It is a revolution that invites grief and orgasm to bring us home through the waters of the soul. This is a community ritual for liberation. After the performance ritual you are invited to share your questions and responses.

This solo show is created and performed by Z Griss with the incredible support of Heather Box, Tamilla Woodard, Molly Rose Williams, the Vital Signs Retreat, Sholanda Ingram, and many others!

This performance ritual premiered at the Harlem School of the Arts in New York City on Oct 20, 2017. Excerpts of it were featured by the Joe Goode Performance Group in the Feedback Program, Xplore Festival in Berlin, Washington DC, and Dark Odyssey in San Francisco. This will be the first time the full show is performed on the west coast!

Here’s what the audience is saying:

“Such control and abandon. Pinpoint precision… You let me into my own story by sharing yours.”

“The sensuality in your dance was striking. It wasn’t the sexpot dance we’ve normally had. This was real and this was yours.”

“Exploring with true innocence unfiltered and pure unadulterated with the view of societal expectation or judgement.”

“So much fun, pleasure, playfulness, warmth, acceptance, joy, reverence and irreverence together in holy nasty beautiful ecstatic union.”

“Complete admiration for the bravery to own sexuality so openly and with artistic commitment. There was freedom with this – an invitation to embrace and own our own experiences.”

“This piece drew me deeper into my body, into the desire to move, play and express myself.”

REACH OUT TO US!

EAST BAY COMMUNITY SPACE ©2019

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