All Upcoming Events at The Center SF

We host a great variety of events at The Center SF. Below you can read more about our bigger upcoming ones. If you would like to host your event in our magical space, please contact gather@thecentersf.com.

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Ancestral War Trauma Healing | May 28 | 1-3:20PM | $30

On Memorial Day weekend it is important to pay homage to those who didn't come back and those who were left behind. Join us as we release war specific trauma not just in our selves but for our ancestors. 

Each participant will receive an individual session from one of three healers and we will do a group session at the end where will will send healing to our world leaders' ancestors. 

This is a joint effort with House of Kellen and The Light Sisterz!

Listen to your Body: Regulate your Painful Emotional Patterns | May 31 | 7-9PM | Suggested Donation: $10-$20

What better way to respect our body, than to actually listen to it consciously, through its own language (the sensations), when it tells us that something is not OK.

Our body is wired to permanently regulate our emotional patterns... If we only let it do its natural job! Luc Nicon (French Researcher) was able to isolate a natural, biological capacity for complete Self Emotional Regulation: This Universal capacity is available to all of us at the moment we feel an emotion.

During this workshop, participants will learn how to use the body's sensory memory in order to re-experience the root of an emotional difficulty through its original physical sensations.

Radiant Heart: Cacao & Song Ceremony | June 1 | 7-10PM | $25-$30

Join us for an intimate evening of sharing our hearts and voices through sacred music and ceremonial cacao (optional). This gentle yet powerful plant medicine from Guatemala has been used for years by indigenous cultures. Together, we’ll open our hearts, shift consciousness, and nurture community, while deepening connections to ourselves, each other, and the planet.

BACHAN KAUR fell in love with the power of music to awaken spirit and bring wholeness and joy over 15 years ago, through Kundalini Yoga. Her live music and six albums are well-loved in the yoga world and beyond. As a devotee of heavens and earth, she has been living and learning in Mexico, Canada, and the USA, integrating her love of teaching, music, yoga, art, nature, travel, ceremony, and dance in private and group offerings, spiritual retreats, trainings, and events. 

MAGGIE TAURICK is a yogini, designer, and carrier of sacred sound. She has been practicing yoga for over 12 years and has combined her background in graphic design with her passions for music, yoga, and transformation. Through these modalities, she empowers students to tap into their innate creative nature, guiding them to recognize of the infinite wisdom that's within us all; bringing more intention, freedom, and awareness to our daily lives.

Therapeutic Yin Workshop Series | June 3 | 9AM–10:30AM | $30

Join Leigh Stewart and Alex Blefari for an 8 part morning workshop series to rejuvenate the body's systems through yin postures, hot stones, aromatherapy and guided meditation. Each Saturday, we will explore a different system of the body (reproductive, immune, excretory, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, and integumentary) with accompanying essential oils and yin postures to promote health, balance and harmony within the body. 

January: Create | February: Support | March: Eliminate | April: Calm | May: Balance | June: Move | July: Strengthen | August: Protect

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Thai Massage Workshop with Cacao & Kundalini | June 3 | 6–9:30PM | $55-$65

All are invited to this juicy workshop which will open with a cacao ceremony to create a space for opening the heart, Kundalini to awaken body, and Thai massage to connect with a partner. 

Followed with a Kundalini warm-up, you will learn a brief history and theory of Thai massage. Students will work with a partner to learn a simple 30-minute sequence which improves mental well-being, increasing the happy hormones, stretching and relaxing the muscles to improve sleep and deep relaxation.

The Holistic Health Saloon | June 4 | 12–7:30PM

A Natural Health and Wellness Fair

Join us for a day of relaxation, rejuvenation and well-being as the Bay's top holistic health practitioners offer mini sessions in body bodywork, massage, acupuncture, reiki, coaching, tarot, personal growth workshops, sound healing, and much more! Tea and delicious, healthy food served all day long. 

You can also expect to enjoy a crafts fair held by local artists, as well as delicious and nourishing food sold. 

If you have any questions or would like to participate as a healer or craft vendor, please write to Polina@wholebodysf.com.

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Men's Sacred Circle | June 6 | 7:30–10PM | Donation Based

Tired of small talk? Looking to engage in more meaningful conversation? 
Want to connect with men in powerful, supportive, and collaborative ways? 

The Sacred Circle is an intentional platform that allows each of us to be authentically seen and heard. There’s no advice giving, fixing, or debating. Instead, we share our truth and what’s close to our hearts. Through this type of participation, a space is created to connect in respectful and compassionate ways. We may enter the circle as strangers but we leave as brothers. 

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Workshop: Loving Yourself is the Solution | June 7 | 7-9PM | Suggested Donation: $20

No matter what your problem is, loving yourself is the solution. If you want more happiness, health, abundance or Love, Love yourself more. Don't think that it is impossible to create the life you want. If you are frustrated, confused, stuck, or you feel unlovable, don't keep accepting the way things are, or trying to hide your dissatisfaction. Allow me to help you understand what Self-Love is and how to Love yourself unconditionally. Attend this workshop and you will discover the key to living with ease, passionately, authentically and to being joyful. 

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Live Music & Open Jam with Barely Jazz Ensemble | June 8 | 7:30-10PM | Suggested Donation: $10-$20

Barely Jazz Ensemble (Julian Kucera - Guitar, Sandor Moss - Drums, Joe Churchill - Percussion, Joan Torres - Bass) will host an open jam night. Show up early to sign your name for the open jam to join in, or come to enjoy the music. 

The quartet will perform a brief set before opening up for people to join in. Bring your guitar, bass, or horn. Amps and drums will be provided. All genres and all skill levels are welcome! 

Please come with the energy and intention to share and hang out with other musicians. Every 2nd Thursday of the month! 

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A Comprehensive Master Class | June 10 | 2-4PM | $30

In this workshop, we'll work with a variety of asana learning to strengthen each posture and deepen your practice by understanding how to build these shapes from the ground up. 

Creating a strong foundation for each pose is the key to get into any asana in order to achieve a calm, meditative mental state. 
There will be a little bit of everything sprinkled in this workshop: backbends, arm balances and inversions. Together, we'll train the body, mind and spirit to be healthy and strong. We'll come together as a loving and compassionate community creating a supportive and uplifting space to explore our practice.

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Yoga with Live Music, Sound Healing and Candlelight  | June 10 | 7-8:30PM | $20

You are personally invited to gather for a welcoming and supportive community event led by yoga teacher Wataya Roberson accompanied by sound healer Amber Field. Join us for this beautiful evening of yoga + live music + a room lit by candlelight. Amber was featured in San Francisco Magazine's Best of the Bay for live music in yoga classes. 

Be prepared for a gentle flow with hand on alignment. Bathe in the love and support of community by bringing friends to share in the celebration of our united hearts. Didgeridoo sound healings over people's hearts during the restorative poses! 

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Soul Print Workshop | June 11 | 1:30-5PM | $35

Delight in this fun and informative evening with Todd Zimmerman, Hand Analyst and Soul/Life Coach as he shares a unique perspective on what it means to be human. It has been said that all souls share the same intention; to evolve. How we go about evolving is our Soul’s individual agenda a path to awakening and to fulfillment at the deepest level. Come and discover or perhaps be reminded of choices you made long ago. Significant elements of your soul’s journey are revealed by your fingerprints which form five months prior to birth and never change. Aligning with this information can add meaning, clarity and power to your path. We will also look for giftedness, talents and your fundamental nature by looking at the hand shape, lines on the palmar surface, and symbols found on both hands and how they influence your Soul’s Agenda.

This special engagement is limited to 12 people in a relaxed, home setting. After a short discussion, each participant will receive an 8 – 10 minute, mini hand analysis.

Listen to your Body: Regulate your Painful Emotional Patterns | June 14 | 7-9PM | Donation Based

What better way to respect our body, than to actually listen to it consciously, through its own language (the sensations), when it tells us that something is not OK.

Our body is wired to permanently regulate our emotional patterns... If we only let it do its natural job! Luc Nicon (French Researcher) was able to isolate a natural, biological capacity for complete Self Emotional Regulation: This Universal capacity is available to all of us at the moment we feel an emotion.

During this workshop, participants will learn how to use the body's sensory memory in order to re-experience the root of an emotional difficulty through its original physical sensations.

ARTCURA LISTENING SESSION #1: Bossa + Kava | June 16 | 7-9PM | $25–$30

We invite you to take refuge within your body. Artcura Listening Session is part of the Urban Retreat series created by Babalawo Satya Lab. Artcura immersions are focused on the creative process, uniting mindfulness practices and cross-cultural experiences. Over the past two years, Kecya Felix has developed Creative-Healing labs at Babalawo Satya, an art residence in the Mission District, receiving more than 300 people.

Artcura Listening Session is a journey of discovering deep states of presence, awakening the subtle-emotional body through sound and listening capacities. The session includes a lyrical repertoire playlist with Brazilian music, live sound healing instruments, group practices and flow movement.

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Luminous Circle: Embody Awakening in Life | June 17 | 1-5PM | $25

Luminous is an integration of a healing and non-dual awakening path. We integrate psychological and subtle energetic healing into the path so that awakening becomes not a means to transcend life but to embody its wisdom and deep compassion in life.

We will harness the power of our collective awareness and create an amplified energetic field where healing and expanded states of consciousness become viscerally real. Not only will you witness luminous healing in an amplified container but you may be the one to receive the healing!

We will give you a tour of the Luminous Awareness Institute's 8 modules and guide you through several experiential exercises that will allow you shift your consciousness beyond its ordinary experience into subtle and extraordinary levels of mind.

Sound Oasis with Loriel Starr | June 17 | 7-9PM | $30

SOUND OASIS is a sound healing journey that is deeply restorative and rejuvenating. Experience deep relaxation, connect with well-being and feel greater self attunement as you bathe in sound vibrations that bring clearing, balancing and harmonization to your body, mind and spirit.

As you rest comfortably (either lying down or seated), you will hear and feel the vibrant overtones, healing frequencies and dynamic soundscapes of an extraordinary ensemble of over 40 crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, Planetary Gongs and an assortment of ancestral sound healing instruments. Sound Oasis is a magical sound bath experience that offers easy access to the inner peace and self-connection of deep meditative states.

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Creating Your Connection Castle with Consent As Love | June 25 | 1-3PM | $20

Come join me for a conscious, co-created journey into creating consent culture.

Through sound journeying, conversation, practical-tool partner and group practice, self-discovery, and circling we will uncover through the container of brave space what our individual and collective connection/consent castles look like- the fortresses that hold and support the space for consent culture- true love and connection-based culture- to exist.

Come learn and practice in container with me here, so that the outside world can feel more powerful and easeful for you.

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Therapeutic Yin Workshop Series | July 8 | 9AM–10:30AM | $30

Join Leigh Stewart and Alex Blefari for an 8 part morning workshop series to rejuvenate the body's systems through yin postures, hot stones, aromatherapy and guided meditation. Each Saturday, we will explore a different system of the body (reproductive, immune, excretory, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, and integumentary) with accompanying essential oils and yin postures to promote health, balance and harmony within the body. 

January: Create | February: Support | March: Eliminate | April: Calm | May: Balance | June: Move | July: Strengthen | August: Protect

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Living Your Awakening in Every Moment - A Talk & Music | July 12 | 7-9PM | $20

Join Amoda Maa, spiritual teacher and author, as she invites you to discover authentic freedom by becoming fully awake and fully human in the midst of everyday life. In this talk she provides pointers to truth about the process of awakening and its embodiment from mind to heart to belly. Amoda’s teachings are both timeless and refreshingly modern, free from tradition and dogma, and arising out of direct experience of awakened consciousness.

There will be time for Guided Meditation and Questions & Answers. Signed copies of Amoda’s new book Embodied Enlightenment will also be available.

The talk will be accompanied by live guitar music from Kavi Jezzie Hockaday.

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Live Music & Open Jam with Barely Jazz Ensemble | July 13 | 7:30-10PM | Suggested Donation: $10-$20

Barely Jazz Ensemble (Julian Kucera - Guitar, Sandor Moss - Drums, Joe Churchill - Percussion, Joan Torres - Bass) will host an open jam night. Show up early to sign your name for the open jam to join in, or come to enjoy the music. 

The quartet will perform a brief set before opening up for people to join in. Bring your guitar, bass, or horn. Amps and drums will be provided. All genres and all skill levels are welcome! 

Please come with the energy and intention to share and hang out with other musicians. Every 2nd Thursday of the month! 

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Cacao Ceremony with IEMANJO | July 14 | 7:30-10PM | $25

An ecstatic journey of Sound, Movement, and Chocolate.

Cacao has been used for centuries as a sacred medicine by many native cultures in the Americas. It's gentle heart opening properties help us identify and carry our intentions and guide us on an inner journey of healing. IEMANJO's cacao ceremonies involve guided meditation, group voice activation and singing, movement exercises and ecstatic dance.

IEMANJO is an internationally touring musician, sound healer and ceremonial space holder who has guided cacao ceremonies at festivals and private events throughout north and Central America.

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Sound Healing Journey with The Murmurations Duo | July 15 | 7-8:30PM | $25

Suellen Primost and Jérémy Marais from The Murmurations Duo are inviting you to press the pause button in your busy life and dive into music and sounds.

The music we play is improvised, in the moment, guided by the subtle presence of each participant and the Universe. Like starlings birds, we are closely following and supporting one another. We go on a journey, diving into the unknown, discovering the music as it unfolds, with the intention to allow the music to comfort, relax, inspire, energize and bring healing to the body and mind of our listeners. Bathe yourself in waves of divine sound from cello, voice, clarinet, saxophone, frame drum, chimes and Tibetan bells.

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Therapeutic Yin Workshop Series | August 5 | 9AM–10:30AM | $30

Join Leigh Stewart and Alex Blefari for an 8 part morning workshop series to rejuvenate the body's systems through yin postures, hot stones, aromatherapy and guided meditation. Each Saturday, we will explore a different system of the body (reproductive, immune, excretory, nervous, endocrine, skeletal, muscular, and integumentary) with accompanying essential oils and yin postures to promote health, balance and harmony within the body. 

January: Create | February: Support | March: Eliminate | April: Calm | May: Balance | June: Move | July: Strengthen | August: Protect

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Root of Treatment in Tibetan Medicine | August 12-13 | 9AM–5PM

Traditional Tibetan Medicine (TTM) is one of the oldest healing traditions in existence, yet it remains fully alive in the modern world. It offers a vast medical knowledge that is accessible to everyone, and supports the cultivation of a happy mind along with a healthy body.

In this workshop, we will study the fundamental principles of TTM treatment presented in the Root Tantra. We will learn how TTM therapies encourage the maintenance of health while also offering techniques to relieve symptoms and to cure the root of disease. We will explore TTM’s many approaches to treatment, including diet and lifestyle regimens, natural and herbal medicines, and external therapies, each according to the three nyepa. We will also consider how TTM treatment options compare and contrast with those offered by modern medicine.

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Create A Conscious, Loving, Passionate and Transformational Relationships | August 26 | 2:30–5:30PM | $35

Are you ready to cultivate a relationship that is transformational, self aware and deeply loving? Would you like to break free of past patterns of destructive relationships and at times sabotaging behavior? If you have answered yes to one or both of these questions then this mini retreat is for you!

We will show you how to identify, create awareness and transform old relationship patterns and limiting belief systems that have kept you from experiencing the full expression of awakened love. We will shed light on how each of us have many parts to our personality and how conflict of these parts can affect relationships and how to transform them. This will include some brief inner child or wounded child aspect work. Discover a deep and powerful new paradigm of love, by tapping into and connecting to your highest, truest version of yourself. Discover the 5 qualities of a conscious relationship and how to utilize the powers of your subconscious mind and Mindfulness to manifest this. 

 

We want to host your event! Please reach out to gather@thecentersf.com for inquiry.