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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Ignite the Mic feat. Claire B | April 27 | 7:30-10:30PM | $5-$10

Ignite the Mic SF welcomes you to the April community Open Mic night with our beloved host, Clyde Always!
We are super excited to announce the feature performer of the night - Claire B. 

Ignite The Mic welcomes performers of all genres including but not limited to musicians, comics, performing artists, spoken word artists, dancers, mc’s, etc.

Sign-ups: 7:30pm
Showtime: 8pm

Entry includes all you can drink tea.
Tea will be served all night.

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Eosoma, Non-Hormonal Conception Prevention | April 29 | 11AM-5PM | $100

Beyond birth control, Eosoma is a natural conception prevention method using cycle tracking and herbs to connect with your body, learn more about your cycle, and prevent conception naturally and effectively. We are transforming preconceptions around "natural" conception prevention, showing that non-hormonal conception prevention can be safe, effective and easy to use. 

This is the way to reclaim a female’s power of choice without relying on abortion or polluting the environment with synthetic chemicals that are accumulating in our water. The Eosoma Method is a conversation with your body. We understand the health of your body is an important matter. Eosoma allows you to deeply communicate with the wisdom of your body in balance.

SOLD OUT - Live music and Cacao Ceremony with Zena Carlota and Mariee Sioux | April 29 | 7-10PM | $25

A very special night with one of a kind musicians and delicious cacao.

Mariee Sioux was raised in Northern California and is of Indigenous and Polish Hungarian ancestry. She prefers to be known as an abstract storyteller and a voice for the natural world and trials of humanity through song, rather than just a singer/songwriter. She has been singing songs she says she often hardly remembers writing, that were more given to her by the Creator to share, for the past 10 years. Growing up going to Bluegrass festivals, and with a father in a bluegrass band, she was exposed to melody, harmony, and the way music brought community together since childhood.

Zena Carlota is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, visual and theater artist whose work navigates the space between dreams, ancestry and memory through sound and imagery. Her practice as an artist is to weave the tenuous boundaries of matter and spirit into form through storytelling, puppetry, mask-making and live sonic ceremonies inspired by the Jaliyaa tradition of West Africa.

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Thai N' Fly - Summer of Love Flower Edition | April 29 | 6-10PM | $17-$26

Craving some therapeutic flying? Ready to learn a new thai & fly sequence? Does spending a Saturday evening blissed out on acro sound awesome? We are creating a new kind Saturday night experience. Ambient lighting, chill-out music and good vibes all around. 

Arrive at 6pm to join for an all levels candle-lit therapeutic acroyoga class then stay for the therapeutic flying and bodywork exchange jam time! This is the perfect place to come if you want to spend your Saturday night feeling amazing, learning something new and connecting with some incredible people. Your body and brain will thank you. Jam will go late, arrive anytime! Essential oils and massage lotions welcome.

Men's Sacred Circle | May 2 | 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. 

Activist University Meetup, Powered by Care2 | May 3 | 7-9PM | Suggested Donation: $5

How do you create change in today's world? What does local activism look like? 

If you live in or near San Francisco, you’ve likely seen, experienced or heard about issues like homelessness and income inequality firsthand. Maybe you’ve felt motivated to help fix problems plaguing your community, but weren’t sure where to start. Well, we've got you covered!

Join Care2 at the The Center SF on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 7 p.m. as we teach you how to use local, grassroots activism to make a difference. Learn what role you can play in creating change!

Activist University Meetups are collaborative, 90-minute sessions lead by Care2, the world’s largest social network for good. We provide a step-by-step guide to grassroots organizing, then give you an opportunity to indulge in networking, drinks and snacks!

Space is limited, so secure your spot today by making a suggested $5 donation to LavaMae, a San Francisco nonprofit that provides mobile sanitation and showers to those in need.

Cacao Ceremony with IEMANJO | May 4 | 7:30-10PM | $25-$30

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 excercises 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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Therapeutic Yin Workshop Series | May 6 | 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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Luminous Circle: Embody Awakening in Life | May 6 | 1–5PM | $25-$30

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.

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San Francisco Tantric Soul Sex Play-Shop | May 6 | 6–9PM | $50 for couple

Are you a mystic looking to go deeper into the universe, yourself and your lover? This is an experience like no other! It focuses on the metaphysical aspects of connection and sensuality. Explore creating a mystical connection with your partner, experiencing them on a deep energetic level, and making love on a luminous and magical plain of awareness deep in the essence of the universe! 

There's nothing sexier than being fully alive inside and present in the higher dimensional realms of light with someone your really into. If this is the kind of thing that turns you on - this is definitely for you!

You will see energy as light, color, past lives, shifting multidimensional reality, and experience these facets of your partner. There is nothing better than making love in the realms of light! This play-shop takes you through how to generate this energy and go into these altered states with your lover!

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Embodied Writing Workshop: Movement, Creative Writing & Tea | May 7 | 1–4PM | $35-$45

Using breath, movement and meditation techniques from Yoga, Kundalini, Qi Gong and more, we will bring awareness to our body and practice writing from a place of deep listening, allowing our stories to rise through a series of writing exercises and movement. For writers and yogis of all levels. Stay after to mingle and enjoy The Center SF’s beautiful tea room and a variety of herbal teas.

Channeling the Ancestors: Voice - Power - Heal | May 7 | 2–4PM | $25-$30

We ALL have the ability to channel healing and information. We just need to remember our own Power exists, our Voice must be heard, and it is possible to Heal. We carry too many stories of doubt and fear. Together, let us move beyond the old and invite the Truth. Discover which stories are yours and which stories belong to your ancestors.

Join Lore Ross for an afternoon of Group and Individual Healing with Conversation as she channels Ancient Dialects and Harmonic Tones to offer restoration and transformation. Align Ancestral Lineage, DNA, and Cellular Memory removing toxic stories which no longer serve you.

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San Francisco Dance Alchemy Play-Shop | May 7 | 5-8PM | $25

This is an esoteric style of dance training, you will see and tap into source energy and channel it through your dancing! We integrate the raw energy experience with our dance technique, drastically accelerating your dance mastery! In turn, your dancing becomes a vehicle for your mystical and metaphysical mastery. Its quite symbiotic, taking both to new levels you didn't even know were possible! 

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Urban Awakening | May 9 | 7:30-10PM | $15

Urban Awakening is a monthly gathering that integrates sacred ceremony, meditation, spiritual inquiry and community. It is a safe space to explore all aspects of our humanity, receive support on the spiritual path and directly experience our true nature.

Join us and awaken to the sacred space within our your humanness meets our divinity.

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Full Moon in Scorpio Ceremony | May 9 | 8:30-10:30PM | $22.22-$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 serves us, and let them go! Full Moon energy has its strongest affect on us three days before and up to three days after it is full. 

This Full Moon is in Scorpio. “The Scorpion & Eagle” is a Fixed Water sign known as The Inspector. Scorpio says, “I Desire”, and the ruling planet is Pluto & Mars. Scorpios flowers are Chrysanthemum & Rhododendron, and day of the week is Tuesday. It’s color is Deep Red Blue, and lucky numbers 2 & 4. We invite you to color play with us if it resonates with you by wearing White or Deep Red.

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Live Music and Open Jam with Barely Jazz Ensemble | April 19 | 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!

Drum Journey with Phillip Scott from Ancestral Voice | May 12 | 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.

Contact Improv Fundamentals Workshop | May 13 | 2-5PM | $20

I hear a similar story from a lot of beginning contact dancers: You see some people on a dance floor doing some crazy connective, acrobatic, intimate dance, and you're spellbound. You think to yourself: what *is* that? You ask someone and they tell you it's contact improvisation. So you check out a class or two, you try dancing with some people at ecstatic dance, but it's challenging, scary, and awkward. It doesn't quite click. At this workshop, our goal will be to help you make it click.

We'll cover fundamental contact improv techniques in detail, both from an experiential perspective ("notice how it feels") and a technical perspective ("put your foot right there"). You'll walk away with a practical toolkit of skills that you can practice and apply the next time you dance. We'll have teaching assistants on hand to ensure that every student gets personalized instruction. We'll also discuss and practice starting/ending dances and other social aspects of contact improv, which can be intimidating to new dancers who are still learning the etiquette and norms of the dance. At the end of the workshop, we'll have an open jam so you can practice the new skills you've learned in a freeform dance.

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Body + Soul // Mother's Day Throwback Edition | May 14 | 6:30-9:30PM | $20-$30

For our Mother's Day throwback edition, we will have guest yoga teacher and mother, Chris Federico +++ a curated collection of fun, soulful, legendary music for the open-floor dancing! 

Body + Soul is a dance practice that brings together together a community of revolutionary women to connect more deeply our confidence in our bodies and to freedom to express ourselves. The experience combines guided meditation, yoga, music, dancing and elements of ritual.

Think of it like a physical and spiritual self-care practice that gives you more freedom than yoga, gets you deeper than a typical dance class and feels more sacred than a concert. Body + Soul is designed to give you tools to release stress and cultivate a powerful presence that you can then carry with you in your daily life. The ritual is currently for those who identify as women only.

Yoga for Restoring Joy: Breathe, Laugh, Stretch and Release | May 19 | 7-10PM | $25-$30

Connect with a natural sense of joy, pleasure and ease in your body, heart and mind through a unique fusion of gentle asana, meditation and Laughter Yoga. We’ll take a break from the seriousness of city life and current events while enjoying an evening full of playfulness and lightness, restoring our innate ability to be happy, peaceful and connected. 

Laughter taps our inner well of joy and connects us with others like nothing else. Most of us love to laugh, but many of us don’t do it enough or are dependent on funny movies or other forms of comedy to stimulate laughter. Laughter Yoga liberates us from this dependency and offers the freedom to laugh anywhere at anytime, gaining numerous mental, emotional and physiological benefits, almost instantly. Simple and fun Laughter Yoga exercises surface our innate child-like playfulness and help us access unconditional laughter, while offering the opportunity to form stronger social bonds, feeling a deeper heart connection to all beings.

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Root of Diagnosis in Tibetan Medicine | May 20-21 | 9AM–5PM

TTM Theory Part 3 of 4

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 diagnosis presented in the Root Tantra. This includes the basic approaches of inspection (of the tongue and urine), palpation (of the pulse), and dialogue with the patient, each according to the three nyepa. We will also develop a working understanding of constitutional typology based on the three nyepa, and will consider how TTM diagnosis compares and contrasts with diagnostic approaches used in modern medicine.

This workshop establishes the theoretical basis for the practical diagnosis techniques taught in FTTM 2.1–2.2.

Intro to TTM: Mar 25–26 | Root of Health & Disease: Apr 22–23 | Root of Diagnosis: May 20–21 | TTM Spirituality: Jun 30 | Practical Diagnosis: Jul 1–4 | Root of Treatment: Aug 12–13 | TTM Treatment: TBA

San Francisco Healer Jam | May 28 | 4-7PM | Suggested Donation: $20

Connect and luxuriate with us in a cozy environment with awesome tea! The Healer Jam will begin with an opening circle and introduction of participants. The circle is an opportunity to offer any kind of work or theraputic modality to the group, as well to ask for work, if needed. Following the introduction, we break into small, free-forming clusters and vibe out to great music, conversation and spontaneous body work and play.

This event is for mind-body workers of all kinds and anyone interested in sharing and learning from others about the healing arts in a relaxed environment. Connection and communion are the focus of this gathering, not necessarily skill level. Please come share yourself!.

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.

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

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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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. 

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.

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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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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

 

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