Pacific Cultural Ceneter & Yoga Institute

PCC Events Guide

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SPECIAL/MONTHLY EVENTS - JUNE 2017



Kirtan
COMMUNITY KIRTAN & BHAKTI NIGHT
Saturday, 7:00 - 9:00PM
June 3rd, July 1st, August 5th

Come and sing our hearts open.

Kirtan is the call and response chanting of the many names of God. As we breath, sing, clap and dance, our unified expressions create a transformative experience, infused with the qualities of peace, joy and love.

This is a community event open to all. Families and children are welcome. The atmosphere is both meditative and celebratory.

Donations greatly appreciated - no one turned away for lack of funds.





lerner
COME SING YOUR HEART SONG!
3 Mondays, 7:00 -8:30PM on June 5th, 12th & 26th (no class on the 19th)

Join us in celebrating and reclaiming your authentic voice. The throat stands at the crossroads of our heart and what we most desire to share. Almost every child sings, but then something happens that leads many of us to becoming self-conscious and critical, instead of celebrating the wonders of singing. But that's now the past...Come join us in a safe, "mistake free zone" where we will free up your Soul and celebrate your Spirit through the power of chant, sound and song...No experience necessary!

Suzanne Improvisation Lerner couldn't "carry a tune" until she was in her 30's, when she experienced a powerful healing with a spiritual teacher in India. In gratitude, she has been helping others to free their voice for the past 20 years with her "Sing Your Heart Song" classes and workshops.

We will be meeting in the back Studio for 3 Mondays, 7:00 -8:30PM on June 5th, 12th & 26th (no class on the 19th) $42 for the 3part series//$20 drop-in. Call Suzanne at 415-686-3943 for more info & to RSVP.





Deep Yoga
DEEP HOUSE YOGA SANTA CRUZ
Thursday, June 8 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Transport yourself to a new experience of your body & the people around you. This is an event for the senses.

We are an intentional community who have been gathering for over 2 years in San Francisco, now we really want to share this magical event with Santa Cruz. It will be a pop up initially, but we hope to create a community so it can be monthly!

Powerful Yoga Flow, combined with Live Underground Deep House in a beautifully curated black light space.

This is a Yoga class suitable for all levels, if you are a newbie to Yoga, please come say hi and let us know!

Yoga class will begin at 7.30pm and end at 8.45pm, followed by a Juice Happy Hour to connect and wind down together after class, make some new friends, and be social :)

https://www.facebook.com/deephouseyogasf/

YOGA TEACHER

MUSIC:
Jill M
Jill is a resident DJ with Modular in SF, and is the founder of Deep House Yoga in SF and west coast.
https://www.mixcloud.com/JillM/





Healing Circle
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SACRED SOUND CIRCLE ~ SANTA CRUZ
Sunday, June 11th, 8:00-9:30pm

The Santa Cruz Sound Healing tribe joins together monthly to share the healing sound vibrations of Gongs, Crystal & Tibetan Singing Bowls, Didgeridoos, Native Flutes & a variety of other instruments with the community. The vibrations fill the room & bathe you in sacred sound. These sounds can help guide us into a deep meditation as the vibrations pass through our bodies, opening blockages & allowing our minds to quiet. The physiological impact of sound on the body, emotions & cognition is apparent. Through the vibrations of these instruments we can experience an inner calm & deep relaxation allowing our body, mind & spirit to heal.

Please bring a mat, pillow & blanket for your comfort

One Space Presents:
A Danny Goldberg Production- www.DannyGoldberg.org
Kim Molloy, Tahra Singh, Athene Eisenhardt

$20- Cash ONLY at the door
:::FREE FOR CANCER PATIENTS:::
:::FREE FOR BLIND OR DEAF:::
$15- Students, Veterans & Elderly (70+)

7:45pm - Doors open. Please arrive early, this event fills
8:00pm - Doors close & sound healing begins

Danny Goldberg- Gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Chimes
Kim Molloy- Crystal Singing Bowls
Tahra Singh- Gongs, Crystal Singing Bowls
Athene Eyes-Inheart- Didjeridoo, Native Flute


PLEASE NOTE, The Pacific Cultural Center is a "fragrance free" venue. Please honor the PCC fragrance free policy which includes NO perfumes, colognes and essential oils. Thank you!
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VOLUNTEER EXCHANGE:
Volunteers MUST confirm BEFOREHAND, and are required to send invites (see below). Please e-mail Danny Goldberg; dannyg.art@gmail.com.

Please invite your friends & share with your community & group Facebook pages. We appreciate your help spreading the word.
Thank you!





Jon Bernie
SATSANG WITH JON BERNIE
Saturday, June 17th, 11:00-1:00PM

Jon Bernie: A Heart-Centered Approach to Awakening

Author of Ordinary Freedom, Jon Bernie is a contemporary spiritual teacher in the lineage of Adyashanti and was also profoundly influenced by mentors Jean Klein and Robert Adams. Once an ordained Zen monk and with study in many contemplative traditions as well as extensive training in somatic embodiment, he works with people on a deep level to facilitate consciousness development and profound emotional healing. Adept with over 14 years of teaching experience, he offers satsangs, retreats and private sessions around the Bay Area and beyond.

Satsang includes silent sitting (meditation), a brief talk, and then a dialog period during which attendees are invited to ask questions and work with Jon directly.

Suggested donation: $10

WEBSITE: www.jonbernie.org EMAIL: clearwatersangha@gmail.com





Cosmic Dance
☆ COSMIC DANCE MONTHLY ☆
with DJ Moody Shapes and Light Facilitation by Brynne Flidais
Saturday, June 17th, 8:00-10:00PM

S P A C E is created for your own movement exploration, to dance with whatever is true for you, happy sad angry glad, there is space enough for it all here.

DJ Moody Shapes (aka Michael Reinhold) has a passion for music that inspires ecstatic movement, and is always looking for unique sonic gems that give a sense of permission to move in ways you may have never moved before, to light up the dance floor with the joy of discovery and the unexpected. "Moody Shapes brings the booty shakes!"

Brynne Flidais of Moveintuit brings Cosmic knowledge to the dance floor. Just as the moon's force pulls the ocean's tides, our bodies are influenced by the movements of celestial spheres. Blending our dance with Cosmic wisdom facilitates a deeper understanding of our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves. May we heed the lessons of the planets as we make manifest our soul's purpose.

To help us hold the container of this dance ... please no talking in the space, you are invited to communicate through your body and movement ... please request permission through eye contact or playful dance before making contact, and respect others' choice to dance alone -- hands-to-the-heart (namaste) is a good way to say "no thanks" or to end a dance... please no chemical colognes or perfumes (for those of us with sensitivities)... please respect others' inner journey and dance space... please turn your cellphone to mute. ♥

COST:
Name your price ($10-15 suggested)
moodyshapes@gmail.com





Beltane
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RELEASE & RENEW: A Restorative Yoga & Sound Immersion Experience
Sunday, June 18th, 7:30-9:30pm
*FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL* $10 off your Dad's ticket at the door

Join Hannah Muse & Danny Goldberg for a deeply nourishing night of restorative yoga + sonic vibrational healing.
Experience a 2-hour high-frequency sound bath led by Danny, while being gently guided through therapeutic restorative yoga with Hannah These are restful poses supporting the practitioner with props to comfortably facilitate deep physiological relaxation & health.
Restorative Yoga can help to :
- Reduce stress in the body & mind
- Tap into the parasympathetic nervous system and physiological relaxation
- Boost the immune system
- Effectively treat burn-out, fatigue, insomnia
- Proven to lower cortisol levels and lose weight
- Access your body's innate ability to heal, regenerate and thrive

The sounds of Danny's Gongs, Chimes and Tibetan Singing Bowls offer soothing vibrations to boost and balance the heart center, re-harmonize the cells of the body and shift the brainwaves of the mind into higher states of consciousness and peace. In addition to Danny's transformational sonic healing, Hannah will play the harmonium and offering nurturing sacred song.

Danny & Hannah are overjoyed to integrate these two profoundly healing modalities into one special night, offering you a deeply replenishing and calming experience for your body, mind and soul.

All are welcome - no yoga experience necessary. Bring an eye pillow if you have one.

Sunday, May 21st, 7:00-9:00pm
Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave, Santa Cruz, CA
$30: Advance $35- Cash at the Door
*FATHER'S DAY SPECIAL* $10 off your Dad's ticket at the door

For more about Danny:
www.DannyGoldberg.org

For more about Hannah:
www.HannahMuseYoga.com





Womb Song
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WOMB SONG
3rd Monday of the month
June 19th
7:00-8:00pm

~ Birth-Centered Singing Circles ~
Womb Song is a community based singing circle for mothers, mothers-to-be, women trying to conceive, female birth workers, and women who love to sing. Prepare for labor through vocal toning and breathing exercises, strengthen your connection to your baby through sound, and discover a deeper sense of your own voice and power. Use music to explore emotions and support your journey into motherhood, celebrating the seasons of our lives. Learn beautiful, simple songs and lullabies from around the world.

No musical experience necessary, drop-ins welcome.
cost: $10 - $20 suggested donation, no one turned away

For more info: www.wombsong.com
Megan & Amanda wombsong@gmail.com





seeds
SEEDS OF LOVE, PEACE & COMMUNITY
3rd Wednesdays Monthly ~ June 21st ~ 7:45pm - 8:45pm

Fiamma D'Amore Institute & Ministries is committed to supporting healthful and loving navigation through this challenging evolutionary period.
"Seeds of Love, Peace & Community" is a heart-centered support resource and intentional movement. It is a potent opportunity to actively feed, utilize with consciousness and further anchor the presence and influence of Love for the betterment of all Life.

In a heart-centered, dynamic environment, we will use the power of mindful education, community connection and heart, progressive growth and focused intention to support individual, interpersonal, societal, global and environmental wellbeing. We will bless, heal and empower with Inspiration, Intention, Love and Prayer!

Caring Connection
Community Growth
Spiritual Support
Guided Positive Emphasis
Focused Loving Prayer

We welcome you to join us in helping to heal and bless ourselves, our country and our world!

Admission: Recommended Contribution: $10 to $15 ~ noone will be excluded for lack of funds.

For more information contact:
Reverend Michele DeMoulin, RMT, Founder
Fiamma D'Amore Institute & Ministries
www.fiammadamore.org
(831) 457-7788
info@fiammadamore.org
Love is the greatest of all gifts, the most potent of all powers, the force and grace through which all in life transforms for good and flowers into beauty. MD





Gina Daniel
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KIRTAN AND WORLD CHANTS WITH GINA SALA AND DANIEL PAUL
Friday, June 23 at 7 PM - 9 PM

Santa Cruz Bhakti Productions is pleased to present an evening of Kirtan with long term chanters/Indian classical musicians Gina Sala and Daniel Paul.

Come be nourished in wonderful kirtan and community. Participate as you like in this evening of mantra, groove, devotion and call and response chanting! As Gina says, "the mind rests in the heart, in these practices like a bee in the flower, and such sweetness arises! We remember Who is singing when we sing."

$20 Advance tix at:
http://ginasaladanielpaulkirtansc.brownpapertickets.com/
$25 at the door

ABOUT GINA SALA: Gina Sala has the dust of many lands on her musical shoes. She's is a singer, composer, teacher (sanskrit, voice, raga, sound schools) and kirtan leader with a repertoire spanning 23 languages and performance credits including Cirque du Soleil and the UN, as well as festivals, huts and more. She began chanting from the age of 3 living in an ashram and deepened her practices wandering the Himalayas, a buddhist monastery and in ongoing study with her Sanskrit, tantra, and classical singing teachers in India. Gina offers retreats, a year-long awakening voice sound school program, workshops and kirtans, River of Sound tours in India, and private sessions via skype. With gratitude, humor and devotion, her passion is helping us to sing ourselves awake to the One in all.
www.ginasala.com gina at ginasala.com
www.facebook.com/gina.sala.music

ABOUT DANIEL PAUL: Daniel Paul Fulbright tabla drum virtuoso who has been a mainstay of the kirtan touring circuit for 2 decades touring the world primarily with Grammy nominee Jai Uttal and Gina. His training draws on 9 years of study at the Ali Akbar college of music (Tal Vadya Degree) and life-long immersion into the folk music traditions of the temples and villages throughout India. He teaches tabla and rhythm on other instruments and co-leads the annual Chant and Drum retreat with Gina Sala in Hawaii. www.tabladaniel.com

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/652114488317365
For more info contact Aruna at SantaCruzBhakti@outlook.com





Gina
NADA YOGA/SOUND TANTRA: Pleasure/Power of your Voice w/Gina Sala
Saturday, June 24th 9:15-11:30AM

Santa Cruz Bhakti Productions is pleased to present:
a workshop with Bhakti Global Vocalist, Gina Sala:
Nada Yoga/Sound Tantra: Pleasure and Power of your Voice.
In the workshop, Gina will offer an experience and tips and techniques in raga singing, sound tantra, precise mantra, vocal freedom, delicious singing,and bhakti chant. Come relax in the bliss of nada yoga/sound tantra as long-term sound yogini Gina Sala offers precise mantra, doorways into delicious raga, and vocal empowerment in a bhakti bhav.
Like coastal trees, strong in the winds, we can feel our roots in the Source of Love. Gina Sala guides us into portals of delicious, deep raga singing practices, precise mouth choreography for Sanskrit mantra, and attunement to the elements of sound tantra and the union of Shiva and Shakti within. Love washes through as we experience directly, beneath concepts, "Who is singing when we sing."
$40 Advance tix at:
http://nadayogaginasalasc.brownpapertickets.com/
$50 at door

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1831282607193597/
For more info contact Aruna at SantaCruzBhakti@outlook.com





Ecstatic Dance
ECSTATIC DANCE SANTA CRUZ
Saturday, June 24th, 7:00-10:00pm

Ecstatic Dance Santa Cruz is a unique expression of a global movement; hosted and DJ'd by Hamid Martin and special guests. hamidmartin.com

Ecstatic Dance is a DJ'd, free-form dance/movement meditation experience. This can be a practice of surrendering to the moment and to our body's wisdom. It is an opportunity for allowing, feeling, and expressing all the emotional qualities and textures that make up this human experience; and for exploring what artistry moves through us/ as us in this expression.

You are invited to explore your inner landscape--alone and in community. What is it like to be in an environment that welcomes our inner chaos and un-groundedness? Also, what is it like to be firmly rooted in our own center, true to ourselves, while sharing space and interacting with others on the dance floor? And what unfolds when we carry this embodied truth and freedom beyond the dance floor, into our daily lives?

Also, please visit ecstaticdance.org/guidelines/ for more information supporting this global movement.





Heart Sangha
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THE HEART OF THE BUDDHA'S TEACHING
1st and 3rd Thursdays
Beginning JULY 6
Ending OCTOBER 19
7 - 8:30 PM

The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching is a class offered by Jim Scott-Behrends, Dharma Teacher in the tradition of the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The class is based on Thich Nhat Hanh's book of the same title and covers many of the essential teachings of the Buddha in such a way that it brings the benefit of those teachings into our everyday lives, Using the practices of sitting mediation and mindful movement combined with reading from the book, and sharing together, the class offers a substantial way to explore these teachings. Jim says, With a dialogue based on the topics presented in the book, we find our shared experience cultivates an environment that helps the practice come to life.

Jim Scott-Behrends is a Dharma Teacher in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Jim feels the message of the basic Buddhist teachings are essentially non-sectarian and can be of great value to everyone, regardless of their background. He also has a background in the Internal Arts of Tai Chi and Qigong, which he has taught for over 35 years.





HAI
ECSTATIC SINGLES BY HUMAN AWARENESS INSTITUTE (HAI)
Saturday, July 15th, 6:00pm-10:00pm

Come play with us! Bring your curiosity, playfulness and juicy energy for a delicious night of diving deep, expanding, dancing and laughter with other adult singles. Includes experiential icebreakers with a Human Awareness Institute (HAI) leader and dancing, munching and mingling, including magical music mashups from a special guest DJ. We'll start with some fun ways to discover a lot about who is in the room, their values, interests and tastes. Then we will connect more with those we're most interested in. The evening ends with unstructured time to interact and dance.

$25 advance purchase
$35 at the door (limited tickets available)

Register now on Eventbrite

Questions? Please call Human Awareness Institute at 707-981- 7886 or email ecstatic-singles@hai.org.





REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS



Osho
OSHO KUNDALINI MEDITATION - with Anupama, in The Studio
Ongoing Class Tuesday Evenings 7-8:15 PM
$10 Class/Students $5

This is the easy, joyous FAST TRACK to meditation.
Kundalini is a dance meditation that takes you through four stages starting with shaking out the stress, then ecstatic dance, and ending in blissful stillness.
(Occasionally we will do other Osho active meditations with dance, humming, and slow arm movements: called Nataraj, Chakra Sounds, and Nadhabrahma).

Everyone is welcome. Come and bring a friend!
Sincerely hope you can join us. Love and blessings.
For more information contact Anupama @ 831-818-8128 or email anupama@ahastories.com

"My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently"....Osho





Feldenkrais
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THE FELDENKRAIS METHOD OF SOMATIC MOVEMENT
April 4th - May 23rd
OPTION 1 Tuesdays 9:30 to 10:45AM
OPTION 2 Thursdays 12:00 to 1:15PM (@ The 418 Project)
OPTION 2 Thursdays 5:00 to 6:30PM

JOIN US AS WE DELVE INTO THE RICHES of the Feldenkrais Method! Artfully crafted, using principles of physics, neurology, mathematics, psychology, and physiology, these profound Awareness Through Movement (ATM) lessons challenge the brain to find and create new movement pathways. You will be gently guided through specific movement sequences in accessible positions such as sitting, standing and lying. Through this pleasurable process, designed by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais (1904-1984), enhanced awareness, increased mobility, and expanded movement options become available. Limiting muscle patterns unwind, pain decreases and performance improves. Participants report positive changes in posture, fuller breathing and a greater ease in moving. For some, heightened mental clarity and sense of overall well-being emerges. The learning process is full of pleasant surprises and personal breakthroughs! These classes are designed for participants of all levels.

REGISTER BY MAIL
Send your name, selected day, e-mail
address, telephone and check made
payable to: Suzie Lundgren
PO Box 7497
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
BE SURE TO SELECT YOUR DAY!

REGISTER ONLINE
http://www.suzielundgren.com/news/register-online

FOR MORE INFO
suzie@suzielundgren.com or call 831.332.7347





Children's Martial Arts
MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AND JUNIORS
Children Classes are from 3:15 to 4 pm every Monday.
Junior Classes are from 4:15 to 5:10 pm every Monday.

In a Safe Environment Children and Juniors will learn to:

• Develop physical skills for self-protection. • Increase awareness and coordination of mind and body. • Develop cooperation and interaction skills. • Build self-confidence, self-esteem and self-discipline. • Set effective boundaries and express their feelings. • Identify potential conflicts or dangerous situations. • Make friends and have fun in healthful activities. • Express and channel energy in a positive and supportive atmosphere.

Seibukan Jujutsu is a martial art developed to meet the self-protection and self- development needs of modern times. The art is developed on its unique philosophy of “Awareness, Assessment Action™“. Through the Seibukan Jujutsu Children and Junior Programs, students learn to increase their Awareness in their daily situations, make a clear Assessment, and take appropriate Action. They will learn to set a boundary and proclaim their comfort level in mentally and physically challenging situations. In this program, students develop physical skills and mental attention through varieties of martial art instructions, fun games, and group activities guided by the instructors. The importance of self-protection will be taught, as well as self-defense techniques in a positive and supportive environment. In our curriculum, we emphasize cooperation among each other, confidence in expressing themselves, and discipline to follow instructions.

Only $45 per month, per student

For more information, please visit our website www.Nanatokan.com, or email sensei@nanatokan.com, or give us a call at (831) 227-8024.





JUNIPER WEEKLY GROUP MEDITATION
The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., holidays excepted.

Juniper's meditation methods for training the mind can counter life's stresses and bring about a deep sense of sustained inner wellbeing, insight and growth. Our meditation methods, steeped in a deep spiritual tradition, can easily be integrated into our lives so we can each unfold our inner potential and be a positive force in the world.

No registration required. Please feel free to drop in. Chairs and mats will be provided. Please bring your own cushions.

$10.00

Pam Moriarty
831-818-7984
pam@juniperpath.org
www.juniperpath.org





Bhagavad Gita Class
BHAGAVAD-GITA CLASS (FREE)
with Senior Students of Baba Hari Dass
Thursdays, 8:30-10:00am

A study of the Vedic text, the Bhagavad Gita, using Baba Hari Dass' commentaries as a guide for discussion. Chai, bagels, and kitchari are served after class.





Yoga For MS
YOGA FOR HEALING & MS
Fridays 12pm to 1:30pm
*** NO CLASSES IN MAY ***

This gentle hatha class is structured for people living with multiple sclerosis and conditions with similar symptoms. Improve range-of-motion, flexibility, balance and strength while cultivating inner peace. Connect with a community of others facing common challenges. Classes will include asana, pranayama, deep relaxation and meditation. Led by a teacher trained in the Integral yoga tradition who also lives with MS.

Please contact the instructor for registration prior to attendance. Students are welcome to drop-in if unable to attend the whole series.

$60 for the six week series or drop-in for $12

For registration and more information contact Shakti Bell at (831)295-6222 or shakti@baymoon.com
Website: shaktibell.com





Sriyantra
FREE WEEKLY YOGA CLASS
INTRODUCTION TO ASHTANGA YOGA
 Saturdays, 7:30 - 9:30am

A gentle asana class including philosophy, breathing practices and a short meditation. New and returning students always welcome!





Satsang - Science of Spirituality (free)
SATSANG - SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY (FREE)
Sundays, 10am - 12pm

Experience spiritual enrichment with Sant Mat and the teachings of H. H. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj (readings and videotapes). Check website at www.sos.org or call (831) 423-5452 for dates in December or additional information.





TEMPLO GUARACY: PUBLIC GIRA (RITUAL)
Sundays, 4:00 - 6:00pm

A Gira is a spiritual work open to the public and based on the Afro-Brazilian tradition of Umbanda. During the ceremony, entities of light are received by initiated mediums to offer a blessing and energetic cleansing. These entities carry a spiritual wisdom which is associated with specific qualities of consciousness and Orixas (energies found in nature).

During the ritual, sacred rhythm, song and dance prepare the space for the mediums to invoke their spiritual guides. The public may consult the guides and receive the benefit of their wisdom for cleansing, balancing, harmony and blessings.

Templo Guaracy da Terra (TGT) is a spiritual, non-profit organization that follows the Afro-Brazilian tradition of Umbanda. TGT is affiliated with Templo Guaracy do Brasil (TGB) in São Paulo and has been in the Bay area since 1994.

For more information contact TGT at tgdaterra@gmail.com or 831-427-4055, or go to www.tgdaterra.org





                                                                               

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If you have further questions, call Pacific Cultural Center at (831) 426-8893.