Events

Holy Sexual Rebellion: An Intimate Evening

with Sara Naon Jimenez

Sunday, June 25 @ 4:30pm - 7:30pm


Holy Sexual Rebellion

An Intimate Evening

“The intelligence of pleasure offers us the salvation and gift of returning to innocence. Sexuality is not the separation from our innocence and goodness as we have long been told in many subtle, and not so subtle, ways — it is actually its source.”

In ‘holy sexual rebellion’ we heal, as the way to transform. We stand, internally, for what we know in our hearts, regardless of the cultural narrative we are living in… playing its unexamined tapes and living in heart-breakingly painful wounds. Holy sexual rebellion is not to resist, judge, fight or oppose something, but the divine cry of love. It is to transform a power that is out of alignment with truth through embracing All; until all opposites know themselves as One. And nothing could be more important right now than to do that with our sexuality as holy humans.  The time has come to begin to look into and discover the truth of this wisdom and beauty. To fall open to its being the humming home energy of the body, and to be used to deeply anchor our true nature of love and consciousness. Living a healthy experience of our sexual life force energy on every level, physically, emotionally, psychologically, relationally and spiritually, is the ultimate holy rebellion, the ultimate compassion toward a mislead paradigm that has gone too far. The harm being caused by millennia of (forgiven) shaming of this most essential source of beauty has us living in deep confusion and suffering around our relationship to ourselves, each other, and the planet.

This intimate evening is a small and beginning invitation to reclaim the empowerment of the direct experience of being divinity in a living, earth-system body. This body is of nature and made out of the pleasure, bliss, intelligence and wisdom of sexuality. We reclaim this empowerment through healing, education and intuitive self exploration. This is an offering to begin to be self-taught through the direct inner teaching of this ancient awakening-soaked power. In this evening Sara will begin with a talk containing transmission of energy followed by one one work and dialogue with her. After a short break, there will be a guided meditation and energy practice of moving sexual turn-on vertically up through the body that will slowly lead toward expression with movement to music. This session is about sexual energy autonomy, there will not be a sharing or connecting of it with others, but a time to be in loving conversation with it in ourselves. This container is held with deep strength and safety and ultimate beholdance to our boundaries and needs. Self-care and self-truth is our compass in every moment.

  Date:

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Time:

4:30pm – 7:30pm

*Please arrive 10 minutes early

Cost:

$30 – $40 sliding scale

Cash, card and check all accepted at the door.

For more information: Contact sarasatsang@gmail.com with any questions or for financial support if needed and you are called to be here

Grief Alchemy: A Community Dance Ceremony

with Anat LeBlanc

Saturday, July 01 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm

Next event occurs: Saturday, October 28, 2017


Through community gathering, sacred ritual and embodied movement, Anat takes you on a musical journey uniquely designed to evoke and discover the multifaceted layers of grief, loss and connectedness. Come honor the losses in your life as we weave a container of togetherness and move our bodies through grief’s physical, emotional and spiritual landscapes. All kinds of losses welcome. No prior dance experience necessary.

Dates & Times: 

Saturday, July 1st, 2017 ~ 11:00am – 4:00pm
Saturday, October 28th, 2017 ~11:00am – 4:00pm

Cost: 

$33 per person (this event is not a series)
Accepted payment type: cash, check, credit
No drop-ins please

Registration: Contact Anat at anatluceleblanc@gmail.com or call 503.479.8096

For more information: anatleblanc.com

Radiant Gong Immersions

with Sara-Eleanor Yarbrough

Sunday, July 02 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

June 18, 2017
July 2, 2017
July 16, 2017
August 13, 2017
August 27, 2017

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.

 


A beautiful, meditative sound bath experience that ignites the inner passion and zest for life while cultivating a space for healing, mindfulness, and inner peace.

Imagine the relief of slipping into deep mediation, effortless, and free of the weight of time, space, and physical discomforts or distractions.

A sound bath carries the conscious mind into the sea of the cosmos, silencing the active mind to enjoy a feeling of peace and total immersion in the present moment while creating a powerful space for manifestation. Realizing that disease occurs in disharmony, we use these instruments to “reset,” the genetic clock and rejuvenate at a cellular level. By pairing this restorative practice with a radiant, blissful meditation practice, we can manipulate our very DNA to replicate itself in a space of pure faith and inner peace for reduced pain, stress, and disease.

We come back to reality with a new sense of perspective, almost like a rebirthing of the soul. This experience features a variety of handmade sacred instruments handmade German gongs, Tibetan bowls, harmonium, xylophone, monochord, flute, and the Human Voice woven together into a unique meditation experience that takes the mind on a psychoactive journey that silences the thoughts and releases emotion to allow the listener to succumb to the natural state of peace similar to floating in a cosmic ocean. We return to this time and place with a new sense of purpose and clarity that stabilizes emotions, enhances communication, and releases stress.

Dates: 

Next Event: July 2, 2017

July 16, 2017
August 13, 2017
August 27, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $20
(June 18th event cost is $25 with special guest Eric Dingo Vidala)
Credit/Paypal Online, Cash at Door

Registration: www.radiantgongimmersions.com/portfolio

For more information:
radiantgongimmersions@gmail.com / www.radiantgongimmersions.com

 

Women’s Clothing Swap

with SomaSpace

Tuesday, July 11 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pm


Summer cleansing time! Go through your closets and drawers and find the clothes that are no longer serving you. Get some fresh threads for Summer Shimmer!

Join us at the SomaSpace for a super fun evening of our women’s clothing swap! Bring a bag of clothes that you’re ready to retire for someone to reuse with new life and find a new wardrobe in return!

This seasonal event is So. Much. Fun! We will be trading clothes, hanging out, and building community around grown-up dress-up time! Wine and chocolate included!

Women of all ages, sizes, walks of life welcome! Trans-women welcome.

We can’t wait to see you there modelling your new fashions!

All leftover clothes will be donated to Dress for Success Oregon, an awesome non-profit that offers professional attire and coaching for job interviews for women. They use non-dressy clothes for a tag sale fundraiser, too!

Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Cost: $10 at the door
(Cash highly preferred. No one turned away for lack of funds.)

Nectar Fusion

with Antje Schaefer

Saturday, July 15 @ 9:00pm - Sunday, July 16 @ 1:00am

Recurs Every 3rd Saturday.

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


An incubator for exploring deeper connection through co-created movement

Join us for monthly nights of movement education, dancing, and exceptional music in this nurturing connective space. While the common language shares the framework of traditional social dance, creative expression, authentic connection and play take precedence over form! We believe stronger communities form where life is celebrated in music and dance with one another and see dance as a language with the power to bridge interpersonal and cultural divisions.

Our intention is to provide:
*A welcoming, inclusive environment that feels safe and judgment-free
*A gateway into the partner dance world and creative expression
*A nexus for community and authentic connection

Each event includes an ALL LEVELS class that supports up-leveling dance connection and skills, and three hours of dancing, with occasional cutting-edge LIVE musical acts.

Dates:
Next Event: June 17, 2017

Recurs every 3rd Saturday:
July 15, 2017
August 19, 2017
September 16, 2017

Time:
Class: 9:00pm – 10:00pm (no partner or experience necessary)
Dance: 10:00pm – 1:00am
Community Social Time: 1am+

Cost: $12-20 sliding scale, cash only (class included)

For more information, check out the Nectar Fusion Facebook group for upcoming event details and other special events and community outings.

Red Tent

with Susan Landa

Saturday, August 26 @ 7:00pm - 10:30pm

Parking in the A-Boy parking lot is permitted during this offering. A parking permit provided by SomaSpace is required. Please read the parking regulations on our Contact page before arriving.


For women to come together

Come honor your cycle and the divine feminine with us!

It’s time to form a community of sisterhood and give voice to that which has been silenced for too long.

By coming together, we empower ourselves, and women everywhere. Have you ever wished you could tap into your feminine power by plugging into a space apart from the daily tug of obligation, a place where women are honored, where you can relax, reflect, be nourished, get pampered and rejoice in being a woman? We have. Come join us.

Red Tents are for all women. We honor our monthly cycles as well as the cycles and stages of women’s lives — maiden, matron and crone.

It is wonderful to see our sisterhood and community grow and it’s important to keep it growing!

Please invite friends, daughters, mothers, sisters, etc.

Schedule:
7:00pm-8:00pm: Breaking bread and socializing – Potluck dinner
8:00pm-9:30pm: Ceremony*
9:30pm-10:30pm: Connecting, pampering, reflecting and celebrating

Dress: Come dressed comfortably, beautifully and ideally in something feminine.

Bring: A dish to share in the potluck. A picture and/or a love offering in honor of a female ancestor for the altar — whether it be a shell, a flower, love notes or something else that speaks to you. No shoes allowed inside SomaSpace so bring socks or slippers if you’d like.

Dates:
Next Event: Saturday, June 24, 2017

Future Events:
Saturday, August 26, 2017
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – 10:30pm
*We close the doors during the ceremony so you must arrive before 8:00pm.

Cost:
Register online: $14 for one woman; $20 for two women
Pay at the door: $20 per person, cash or check

Registration: moondays.com/store

For more information: info@moondays.com / www.moondays.com

Sri Lakshmi: Live Your Dharma with Abundance & Integrity

with Chameli Ardagh

Friday, October 06 @ 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Three-Day Workshop:

Friday, October 6, 2017 ~ 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017 ~ 9:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday, October 8, 2017 ~ 9:30am – 4:00pm


Sri Lakshmi is the Goddess of abundance, beauty and wealth. She is the one who removes any idea of separation between our spirituality and our so-called ordinary life. She illuminates and liberates us from our limiting beliefs and unconscious loyalty to lack, and shows us how we can live the infinite abundance of our spiritual awakening in an embodied and practical way; how we can put our unique mark of beauty onto the world.

Lakshmi’s four arms are:
Dharma (right living)
Artha (genuine wealth)
Kama (sensuality, desire, love)
Moksha (ultimate liberation)

These arms give us a powerful blueprint of how our material life, relationships and our longing to contribute are not in any way separate from our enlightenment. In Lakshmi’s realm, you connect with a more spacious and abundant dimension of yourself — your own luminous presence — and your source of motivation for everything you do in life changes from one of lack to one of overflow.

Lakshmi radically expands our vision of how abundantly we can live, give and receive. As a serious spiritual practitioner you may sometimes feel that beauty, pleasure and sensuality are somehow optional and even frivolous luxuries, “if there is time.” In our practice with Lakshmi, we use pleasure as a pathway to Presence. Our senses open us, tickle us, nourish us. Music, colors, tastes, art, poetry and beauty bring us into alignment with the essential nature of who we are. Lakshmi mirrors to us a radically inclusive and embodied spirituality, the freedom of our luminous presence, always right here, in the moment, fresh and impossible to grasp and explain with the mind.

You can only be it in moment-to-moment, open surrender.

About the Practice
*First of all, we go deep. We don’t sit around and only “talk about it”; we’re all about direct experience. This is a highly experiential path; a lot of the practices are interactive and include movement, expression and also respectful touch. There will be talks and Q&A with Chameli, as well as Women’s Temple practices.
*The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Shakti tradition is the insight that that which we are longing for is who we already are. Thus our practice is not toward a goal of attainment in the future; it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman.

Who is this retreat for?
*In order to benefit from this retreat, you need to come prepared to dive fully into the practices, and it is best if you have a basic understanding of feminine/embodied spiritual practice.
*Although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, the Shakti-based embodiment practices can open stronger currents of energy in the body than we are used to.
*We do not spend much time discussing awakening in theoretical matters; we go deep into direct experience through practice.
*These are not therapeutic programs. If you are in any way feeling unstable psychologically or are going through a severe crisis, we ask you to not join this event.
*One of our core practices involves respectful touch. Your boundaries will of course always be respected, but if you feel a strong resistance to touch, this retreat is probably not for you. We practice respectful touch a lot in our circle to bring presence into our bodies and cultivate the capacity to allow more life energy to flow through us.

Date & Times:
Friday, October 6, 2017 ~ 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, October 7, 2017 ~ 9:30am – 6:00pm
Sunday, October 8, 2017 ~ 9:30am – 4:00pm

Cost:
Early bird price if paid by August 1st: $297
Full price: $397
If you need to cancel for any reason, we retain $75 as an administrative fee.
There will be no refunds starting 21 days before the retreat.

Registration: https://awakeningwomen.com
Or contact Janis Fish at janis@jayayoga.net

For more information: https://awakeningwomen.com

Breema: The Art of Being Present

with Jon Schreiber

Friday, November 03 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

FREE CLASS! Friday, November 3, 2017 ~ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Two-Day Workshop:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 ~ 9:30am – 12:30pm & 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017 ~ 9:30am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm


Learning and practicing Self-Breema exercises, Breema bodywork and the Nine Principles of Harmony, we learn to move, think, and feel in a new, yet totally natural way. Breema helps your mind to be clearer, your feelings to be calmer and more supportive, and your body to be more relaxed, flexible, and vital. Breema is about coming to a tangible and direct experience of your essential self. It’s a practical, down-to earth approach to being present that can bring more meaning and understanding to your life.

*12 CEU’s available for massage practitioners and bodyworkers

Dates & Times:
FREE Intro Class!
Friday, November 3, 2107 ~ 7:00pm – 9:00pm
*This Friday session is a FREE intro class and is open to anyone.
You do not need to register for the workshop to participate in this class.

Two-Day Workshop:
Saturday, November 4, 2017 ~ 9:30am – 12:30pm & 2:30pm – 5:30pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017 ~ 9:30am – 12:30pm & 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Cost:
Early bird price if paid by October 1st: $200
Price for two-day workshop: 225
Price for Saturday only: $125

Registration: contact Steve Brodsky, local organizer
541-914-4162 / breemaworkshops@gmail.com

For more information: www.breema.com / breemaworkshops@gmail.com