Events

Qoya: A Call to Dance

with Elan McAllister

Friday, August 25 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Quoya Class: With Thanks  
Friday, August 25, 2017 ~ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Quoya Workshop: Leap of Faith 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm


A Call to Dance

 

Qoya Class: With Thanks

How would it feel to know without a doubt that the universe has your back? Would you experience challenges and set-backs differently if you knew they were gifts from the heart of spirit?

In this class we will embody gratitude. We will explore, through movement, what it feels like in our bodies to be deeply grateful for every bit of this life – the beautiful, the painful, the challenging, the inspiring.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Qoya Workshop: Leap of Faith

What would you choose to do if you knew you could not fail?

How would your life change if you trusted absolutely that the universe loves you deeply, completely and unconditionally and only wants the best for you?

In this workshop we will explore, through movement and ritual, what it feels like in our bodies to release fear and limiting beliefs and take a leap of faith together toward our deepest desires and biggest dreams.

We will explore what it is to be limitless!

*When you sign up for both the class and the workshop, you’ll receive a 20% discount*

 

What is Qoya?

Qoya is a dance practice based on the idea that through moving our bodies, we remember.
We remember our essence as women is Wise, Wild and Free.

Wise, Wild and Free also draw reference to the movement forms that we will practice:

Wise: the wisdom of yoga
Wild: the creative expression in dance
Free: expanding our capacity to enjoy our bodies through sensual movement

There are no levels to Qoya and there is no way to do it wrong – you’ll know you’re doing Qoya right if it feels good in your body!

 

Dates & Times:

Quoya Class: With Thanks  
Friday, August 25, 2017 ~ 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Quoya Workshop: Leap of Faith 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 ~ 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Cost:
Class: $15.00
Workshop: $45
Package price for both: $50 ($10 off!)

Registration: 

Not required, but preferred. To pre-register go to: elan/qoya.com

Cash, check, Paypal, Credit Card accepted.

 

 

For more information contact: elanvmc@gmail.com

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, August 26, 2017

Future Events:
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

Kundalini Mediumship

with Justin Levy

Sunday, September 10 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm


 

This workshop is set up for those who want to experience the kundalini energy.  The fundamental components we will address are– breath and bandhas, dance and meditation, and tracking our wounds and nervous system imprints.  The class will involve receiving bodywork by the instructors. Participants may connect with unprocessed trauma or emotion during the class, but every care will be taken to create a safe and healing space. Any injury or possible contraindication to receiving bodywork (including pregnancy or recent surgery or trauma) should be shared with the instructors.

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: $120

Registration: eventbright.com/kundalinimediumship

Pre-registration required, credit cards accepted on ticket purchase page. 

 

For more information: justinlevy010@gmail.com

Nectar Fusion

with Antje Schaefer

Saturday, September 16 @ 9:00pm - Sunday, September 17 @ 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: August 19, 2017

Recurs every 3rd Saturday:
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.

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:
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

Grief Alchemy: A Community Dance Ceremony

with Anat LeBlanc

Saturday, October 28 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm


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.

Date & Time: 

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

Cost: 

$33 per person
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

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