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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How to Be a Woman and Not Give a Fuck | Nov 21 | 7-9PM | Suggested Donation: $15-$20

Being a woman comes with so many pressures to give all the fucks, all the time. We are socially conditioned to put other people first: their needs, their opinions, their desires. What would it be like to be women who don't give a fuck about any of that? 

There's a way we can as women, reclaim our inner authority from the outside world. Decide for ourselves how and when we want to engage with the needs, opinions and desires of other people. Especially the people who seem to think they know our experience better than we do. 

We use an inclusive definition of “woman” where trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are female-identified are welcome to the class.

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Drum Journey with Phillip Scott from Ancestral Voice | Nov 24 | 7-9PM | Donation Based

Shamanism is the most ancient Path known and traversed by humanity for the acquisition of wisdom, knowledge and healing for one's community, nation, planet and self. Via the vehicles of Indigenous song, movement, prayer and music, we journey to and explore landscapes and Sacred geographies that traditional peoples from diverse cultures have frequented for millennia. 

Undertaken with specific intent and purpose, we encounter and acquaint ourselves with the Spirits and powerful denizens of these realms- our Allies, Benefactors and Guardians - to learn and partake of the Medicine they have to offer. It is an experience steeped in Spirit, Mystery and Magic.

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Yoga with Live Music, Sound Healing & Candlelight | Dec 1 | 7-9PM | $20-$25

Gather in a welcoming and supportive community event led by yoga teacher Erika van Gemeren 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. They play flute, didgeridoo, drums, strings, and sing like an angel.

Be prepared for a gentle flow with hands-on alignment. Bathe in the love and support of healing sounds in a beautiful community. Didgeridoo sound healing over people's hearts during the restorative poses!

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Yin Yoga Workshop | Dec 2 | 9-10:30AM | $30-$100

Join Leigh Stewart and Alex Blefari for the final 4 sessions of a 12 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, and nervous) with accompanying essential oils and yin postures to promote health, balance and harmony within the body. 

September 2nd: Breath | October 7th: Digest | November 4th: Detox | December 2nd: Circulate

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Be Your Own Psychic! | Dec 2 | 6-9PM | $30-$60

Learn to read energy like a pro! We are all intuitive in our own unique ways, reading energy all the time, but often we’re unaware of how we receive information and why. In this fun and interactive workshop, we’ll look at the many ways we each intuit information, so you can better understand your own gifts. From there, we’ll learn to deepen our connection to guidance, working with energy in a safe and effective way. Through both movement and meditative exercises, solo and group work, we’ll learn energetic tools the professionals use! Why? Well…why not?! Tapping into inner wisdom is not only incredibly helpful, but also FUN! Beginner to advanced students welcome.

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Sadhana Satsang with Paul Muller-Ortega | Dec 3 | 1-5:30PM | $90-$108

Join us for a Sunday afternoon Satsang with Paul Muller-Ortega, Ph.D., a world-renowned scholar in the field of Indian Religion and Hindu Tantra. The practice of Satsang is an invitation to Grace, allowing you to pivot into a more profound, deeply liberating trajectory of life. This experiential discovery is accessible to everyone, guiding you on a journey of the Tantric Sadhana teachings that enhance daily life.

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Men's Sacred Circle | Dec 5 | 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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Full Moon in Gemini Ceremony | Dec 5 | 8:30-10:30PM | $20.13-$30

The Full Moon is a time to seek healing through balance. It is a time to contemplate what has been supporting our highest path of consciousness, manifest the intentions we set at the New Moon, realize what patterns or beliefs no longer serve us, and let them go! Full Moon energy has its strongest effect on us three days before and up to three days after it is full.

This Full Moon is in Gemini. “The Twins” is a Mutable Air sign known as The Artist. Gemini says, “I Think”, and the ruling planet is Mercury. Geminis flower is Lily of the Valley & Lavender, and day of the week is Wednesday. Its color is yellow and lucky numbers 5 & 9. We invite you to color play with us if it resonates with you by wearing White or Yellow.

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Invoking Divine Archetypes in Brazilian Song | Dec 8 | 7:30-10PM | $20-$25

Brazilian mythos & spirituality are inspired by medieval Iberic traditions, African slave roots, colonial elements brought by Catholics as well as indigenous people. It overflows with deities & saints representing a wide range of archetypal energies both female and male. Songwriters & musicians of Brazil draw from this wealth of aesthetics & religious practices for their musical & spiritual inspiration to further construct their national identities and to mobilize social issues within the society. Through invocation & song we will step into this sacred realm to explore these lineages defining musical landscapes of modern Brazil.

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Sonic Journey Flow with Faern | Dec 9 | 2-5PM | $35

This practice is a combination specially designed for deep relaxation at the end while you'll also leave feeling rejuvenated. We begin with a strong Vinyasa flow practice moving through chanting, pranayama and a full range of postures from moon salutations to backbends followed by a long wind-down and restorative style savasana. A "Sonic Journey" is inspired nature sound bath style and can be thought of as a landscape of sound in this case inspired by the flow of water which moves us into an easeful state allowing us to tune in and flow with it. This "Sound-Scape" is comprised of the familiar sounds of nature along with healing frequencies, custom vibrationally tuned relaxing sounds along with other spiritual tones, chants and instruments which aid us in obtaining a deep moving meditation experience and the sweetest savasana. 

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Tantra Speed Date - San Francisco | Dec 9 | 5:30-8PM | $35 – $60

Tired of swiping, mindless chit-chat and awkward first dates? Come meet mindful singles at our Tantra Yoga-inspired dating event. 

Our authentic and playful exercises will bring out your best self so you can get to know your dates in a real way. You'll share a few moments of connection with each date in a traditional Puja circle. Exercises are fun and PG-rated (think communication games, actor's improv, partner yoga, etc.), and of course you're always in charge of how you want to participate.

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Voice, Sound & Music Improv Workshop with Jeremy Marais | Dec 10 | 2-5PM | $25-$30

Improvisation is the art of listening and embracing whatever is happening in the moment. From there comes the unexpected creativity: magical and surprising. During this playshop, we play with our voices and instruments to stretch our minds beyond the usual definition of music—making us better musicians and having a lot of fun in the process. We use elements of meditation and mindfulness to develop our capacity to listen deeper, letting go of the idea of “I have to play the right note”. In this way, participants become confident and trusting in the beauty of what is being created in the present moment, whatever it may sound like. Combined with the magic that can happen in a group setting, this playshop offers opportunities for personal and collective healing and transformation.

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EFT Tapping Workshop: Tap Into Love, Abundance + Gratitude | Dec 13 | 7-9PM | $25

Let go of anxiety, anger + resistance and tap into love, abundance and gratitude. Let go of the past and tap into your vision. Find out how tapping can change your life and you can shine and follow your dreams.

We will spend the evening tapping away blocks to love and abundance, setting intentions and visualizing.

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Live Music and Open Jam with Barely Jazz Ensemble | Dec 14 | 7:30-9:30PM | $10-$15

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.

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Inversion Addicts: A Masterclass | Dec 16 | 2-4PM | $50

Maybe you've never been upside down or maybe you've been working on inversions for years, wherever you are in your practice you will leave this workshop feeling confident and empowered. This workshop is to share skills, techniques and exercises that will improve your inversion practice, no matter what level you are. You will gain a great perspective and understanding of what it takes to make some breakthroughs on all aspects of some of the most elusive yoga poses!

We will go over step-by-step techniques for a solid and safe inversion practice while developing your courageous and playful side!

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Gong Sound Sanctuary with Loriel Starr | Dec 16 | 7:30-9PM | $30

The Gong is revered throughout the world as a powerful instrument for meditation and healing. Our evening together will be a restorative and revitalizing journey of gong sound meditation and yogic sleep (Yoga Nidra). Both of these forms of meditation are very easy and effective ways to clear, balance and harmonize the nervous system and energetics of the body. As such, they are recognized as wonderful methods for stress reduction and increased resiliency.

We will follow a guided meditation sequence that is designed to support deep relaxation and the release of accumulated tension. The sounds of four healing gongs as well as singing bowls will be interwoven throughout your experience and our evening together will include a 20-30 minute gong sound bath.

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New Moon Circle with Dana Damara | Dec 17 | 7-9PM | $25-$30

Sit in circle at a very powerful time. The New Moon represents a time for planting seeds. It’s when the Moon is hiding behind the Sun, you can’t see the Moon, but you can feel her Divine potency. She is the Divine Feminine, always listening to the beating of our hearts and the whispers from our soul. The New Moon is a time for going in and being quiet with your thoughts and wishes. It’s time to surround yourself with the energy that feeds your soul and resonates with your dreams. Gather in an intimate circle or women and men and set powerful intentions for each New Moon Phase. Receive deep meditations that you can take with you and commit to your wishes. Find expansion in your heart and focus on your truth.

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SF Psychic Fair 2 + Holiday Market | Dec 17 | 12-6PM | Free

Join us as we create magical community centered around divination and healing. We are gathering up talented and wonderful readers and makers for your psychic pleasure. Our last event was a huge success and we are so excited for round two!!

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Forms of Meditation with Christopher Willits | Dec 19 | 7-9PM | $30

They are many types of meditation that serve our different needs and intentions. Similar to different foods that nourish our bodies in a variety of ways, meditations can compliment each other when practiced with attention to form and sequence. 

In this workshop, Christopher will share three different techniques and discuss their benefits and boundaries. Zen meditation, Grounding and Boundary Visualization, and Sound Meditation.

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Live Music and Open Jam with Barely Jazz Ensemble | Jan 11 | 7:30-9:30PM | $10-$15

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.

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The Body as a Wave | Jan 13 | 6-9PM | $33-$35

Transform your movement practice. In this workshop we will dive into connecting to our primal nature out of which we find greater connectivity to ourselves while deepening inter-relatedness to our environment. We will create a foundation for exploration with precise stretches designed to release movement potential held in “dense accumulated fascia”. These fascial shifts create incredible space to explore and reclaim our bodies. We will also use our voice and specific vibrations to access our spontaneous ability to move “from the inside out.” This capacity, called “self-referencing,” is a vital nutrient we need to access greater adaptability in these tumultuous times. This workshop is perfect for the curious mover who wants to deepen and expand embodied consciousness--those who love yoga, qi gong, or dance. Ultimately, this is a celebration of what is possible when we become attuned to the wisdom of the earth moving through the body.

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Forms of Meditation with Christopher Willits | Jan 23 | 7-9PM | $30

They are many types of meditation that serve our different needs and intentions. Similar to different foods that nourish our bodies in a variety of ways, meditations can compliment each other when practiced with attention to form and sequence. 

In this workshop, Christopher will share three different techniques and discuss their benefits and boundaries. Zen meditation, Grounding and Boundary Visualization, and Sound Meditation.

 

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