Events

Women’s Clothing Swap

with Jacqueline Rubinstein

Saturday, March 25 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.


Cull through your clothes and bring anything you are ready to let go of! Summer threads you didn’t wear all season… Fall clothes you are not excited about… Sentimental items that you are ready to release to the next fashionista…

Bring any and all clothing, jewelry, and accessories to swap for new gems!

Pick through other women’s treasures, play dress-up, and take home whatever your heart fancies.

All remaining clothes at the end of the night will be donated to Dress for Success, a non-profit whose mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Bring your own bags for taking items home.

*Women across the vast spectrum of size, age, gender presentation/identity, race, color, sexuality, and styles welcome!

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm

Cost: $10, cash only at the door
50% of proceeds will be donated to organizations that support women’s health and the right to choose!

For more information, please contact Jacqueline Rubinstein: contact@somaspace.us

Transformative Dance

with Jacqueline Rubinstein

Sunday, March 26 @ 10:30am - 12:00pm


Dance brings you back into your body. Send your energy to your feet and back up and out your crown.

Dance connects you with community. On the dance floor, heart energy pours out and connects us.

Dance harmonizes you with the Earth. Humans have been dancing for as long as the Earth has hosted us – when we dance, we connect with the greater forces.

This free-form dance will connect you to yourself, each other, and the Earth. Join in the fun and come be with your tribe!

No registration required – just drop in and dance!

Dates:  Sunday, March 26, 2017

Time:  10:30am – 12:00pm

Cost: $10-20 sliding scale, drop-in, cash-only

Returning to the Heart

with Marissa Roche

Sunday, March 26 @ 5:00pm - 7:00pm

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 Workshop for Women

As I know many of you have, I have been witnessing the intense wave of strong emotion that is moving through the world right now. We women are empathic beings and tend to deeply take in the emotions of the world around us. Sometimes we may hold onto those energies within our bodies and minds in a way that does not serve us. At times our strong emotions can feel isolating. Some of us have been shamed for our strong emotions throughout our lives. Let’s come together in community in this sacred space and simply let them be here between us.

There is immense power in connecting with each other and allowing transparency of our internal personal experiences. After spending some time feeling the presence of these emotions and feelings, we will practice some simple techniques for opening our awareness and grounding to the present moment. Our intention is to practice letting the world flow through us, strong emotions included.

Come explore your relationship to your emotions in a safe and welcoming group. We will work with challenging and gripping emotions such as grief and anger, in order to soothe our relationships to them. We will practice opening our experience to include our bodies and thoughts as well as the world outside of ourselves.

You will come away with some techniques and ideas for working with those sticky emotions that are so present at this time. You will also have an opportunity to ask questions, to discuss your experience, to share your insights, and to benefit from the wisdom of the other women in the the workshop.

Please join us as we open our hearts and minds together.

Date: Sunday, March 26, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Cost: $10-$20 sliding scale, drop-in, cash or check
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information:
marissa.lovingheart@gmail.com / lovinghearthealinghands.com

Burlesque Showcase

with Audrey Steele

Friday, April 07 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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.


Ladies!

Come, Join Madam Steele and her students for a sneak peak at what they’ve been up to…

Be a mindful audience member as the ladies courageously present to you what they have been working on in our 6-week burlesque and sensual movement series.

This is a participatory experience for all who attend.  Don’t be shy!  You won’t be put on the spot or asked to do anything you wouldn’t do in a normal-ish dance class.  Audience participation and engagement is crucial for a show like this.

Because we are celebrating women, people who identify as women, and folks who feel deeply inspired by and connected to the feminine, men will not be permitted to the event.  (Sorry dudes, maybe next time.)  The space we are creating is a safe space where the women from this class can experience sharing something extremely vulnerable yet wildly empowering.

The event will start with a half-hour class teaser for the audience and performers alike and end with a dance party for all!

Part of the proceeds for this event will go to SomaSpace as a “Thank you” for being such an amazing venue for very special events like these.

We encourage you to dress to impress, get sexy and get creative, and you are also welcome to come as you are!

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Time:
Doors open at 6:45pm
Class teaser starts at 7:00pm
Doors close at 7:45pm
Show at 8:00pm

Cost: Donation-based. Cash donations will gratefully be collected at the door or go to audreysteele.com to make a $20 donation to save your seat!

Registration: There is limited space to this event so please RSVP by emailing madamsteeleburlesque@gmail.com to reserve your seat.

For more information: madamsteeleburlesque@gmail.com

Nectar Fusion

with Antje Schaefer

Saturday, April 15 @ 9:00pm - Sunday, April 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: Saturday, April 15, 2017

Recurs every 3rd Saturday:
May 20, 2017
June 17, 2017
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.

Exploring Deep Relaxation Techniques

with Breana DePriest

Tuesday, April 25 @ 9:30pm - 11:00pm

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.


Revolution can heal. We can heal.

This is an introductory class designed to release tension, boost the immune system, ease anxiety, depression, insomnia, and reconnect with our inner wealth of knowledge through ecstatic movement/expression, pranayamas, breathing techniques, guided meditation, gentle yoga asanas, and yoga nidra.

In these difficult times, it is important to remember to take care of ourselves and remember the vitality that lies within. This class will focus on grounding, balance, healing, and awareness as tools to be used in our daily lives.

Blankets and yoga mats are available for use, however feel free to bring your own blankets or mats.

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Time: 9:30pm – 11:00pm

Cost: $7-$15 sliding scale, drop-in, cash

Action Theatre: There’s Room, It’s Spring

with Ruth Zaporah

Friday, April 28 @ 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Three-Day Workshop:

Friday, April 28, 2017 ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 ~ 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 ~ 10:00am – 3:00pm


Action Theater addresses and expands the vocabularies of expression including movement, vocalization, and speech. The exercises isolate the components of action, time, space, shape, energy and feeling so they can be examined, experienced, and altered in order to expand the expressive palette. Students increase their ability to hold and express emotion and dance with their own poetry. Composition, listening and relationship are deconstructed to be reassembled with greater awareness. Acting from a sense of play, students are encouraged to venture into transpersonal realms, accessing intelligence more encompassing and boundless than their personal experience.

Awareness and play are fundamental to the practice, as both are portals to spontaneous imagination. Within this orientation, the student is no longer bound by the conventional interpretations of reality. They are free to roam throughout the grand spectrum of possibilities, discovering who they are in the moment.

Action Theater is also a performance method, although many of the practitioners come from other performance forms or walks of life. Fundamental to the practice of Action Theater is an embodied presence in performance, where the experiencing of the body informs the content of the moment, moment by moment. For example: how the hand, experiencing the hand, reaching for the glass is as important as reaching for the glass in order to drink from it. Intention is created simultaneously with action in the moment of performance. This awareness in action invites the possibilities of freshness intrinsic to improvisational performance. The Action Theater method offers a map, a way to proceed. The trainings are appropriate for the novice, the explorer and the professional.

Date & Times:
Friday, April 28, 2017 ~ 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 ~ 10:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017 ~ 10:00am – 3:00pm

Cost: $335

Registration:  To register contact Ruth at zap@actiontheater.com

For more information: zap@actiontheater.com / www.actiontheater.com

Red Tent

with Susan Landa

Saturday, May 06 @ 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, May 6, 2017

Future Events:
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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

A Healing Ceremony for Women Who Have Lost Children

with Heather Michet & Georgena Eggleston

Saturday, May 13 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

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.


Let the Healing Begin.

If you are a woman who has

~ Suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth
~ Experienced abortion, long ago or recently
~ Lost a child of any age to illness, accident, or violence
~ The desire for more understanding of a loved one’s experience,

We invite you to join us in creating a safe and sacred space through ceremony, music, storytelling and deep dialogue.  Together we will recognize our grief, release its heaviness and replace it with new thoughts for a renewed experience of Mother’s Day.

Date: Saturday May 13, 2017 (Mother’s Day Eve)

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Cost: $25

Registration: irishealingarts.com/product/healing-ceremony-women-lost-children/
Pre-registration encouraged, drop-ins welcome if space is available.

For more information:
heather@irishealingarts.comirishealingarts.com/Songstress/

Mother-Daughter Red Tent

with Susan Landa

Sunday, May 14 @ 10:00am - 12:30pm


Geared towards girls ages 9-15 and their moms, guardians, aunties, grandmothers, godmothers or older female friends.

In this event, we will have Red Tent ceremonial rituals, with a focus on what happens to our bodies both physically and emotionally when we enter menarche and become maidens. Part of the ceremony may include honoring those girls who have experienced their first moon and would like to celebrate and be initiated into womanhood. Please let Susan know in advance, if you would like a menarche ritual for your daughter.

Our girls deserve an enriching and empowering rite of passage for this very significant time in their lives. Let’s start them off on the right path: honoring their monthly cycles and cultivating a rich, powerful female identity.

You are welcome to bring something for the altar (that you will take home,) in honor of a female ancestor, or a talisman that you would like to have charged – whether it be a shell, a flower, a crystal, love notes or something else that speaks to you.

Date: Sunday, May 14, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Cost: Tickets are for one mom and one daughter.
Register online: $25 through May 13th
Pay at the door: $35 per person, cash or check

Registration: moondays.com/store
Space is limited – you are encouraged to register and purchase tickets online.

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

Finding a Safe Harbor in the Storm

with Russell Delman

Friday, May 19 @ 7:00pm - 8:30pm

FREE TALK! Friday, May 19, 2017 ~ 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Two-Day Seminar:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 ~ 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 ~ 10:00am – 5:00pm


Cultivating Grounded Presence, Warm-Heartedness and Joy in Challenging Times

When deeply connected to our inner/outer world and we embody a grounded presence, we become a place of solace – a safe harbor in the storm for ourselves and for others. We also experience the simple joy of being alive! These are challenging times. Inner and outer voices are often clamoring to be heard. When we can remember our connectedness to all “others”, as well as to Truth, Beauty and Goodness, we become a healing balm for personal and societal conflict. In The Embodied Life School, we work with practical and reliable practices that help us cultivate this deep connectedness in everyday life. We grow the neural networks of inner safety, grounded presence, joy and natural empathy.

In this seminar, we will learn:
~ to be the best friend of all our inner voices
~ to meet divisiveness and conflict with authentic confidence and care
~ to experience the shower of beauty and goodness that surrounds us

Through the transformative practices of Embodied Meditation, deep listening based in Focusing®, plus the powerful movement lessons of Moshe Feldenkrais called “Awareness Through Movement®”, we will deeply and, often joyfully, experience our potential to become places of healing, connectedness and solace.

At the end of my professional training with Moshe Feldenkrais, he said, “If you teach people to stand on their own feet and to love, you will be wanted anywhere in the world.” The good news is that these are learnable states of consciousness.

Date & Times:
FREE TALK!
Friday, May 19, 2017 ~ 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Two-Day Seminar:
Saturday, May 20, 2017 ~ 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday, May 21, 2017 ~ 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cost:
Early bird price if paid by April 29th: $195
Regular price: $225

Registration:  To register, click here.

For more information, contact Kim Cottrell or Russell Delman:
kim@kimcottrell.com / office@russelldelman.com / www.russelldelman.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 Session!
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 session.

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