Pacific Cultural Ceneter & Yoga Institute

PCC Events Guide

(to book your next Event/Workshop with us see our Rentals Page.)



SPECIAL/MONTHLY EVENTS - MAY 2017



Aloka
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ALOKA + One Tribe Movement ft. Marya Stark : cacao ceremony
Thursday, May 4 at 7 PM - 10 PM

Join us for a special evening at the PPC for a Community Cacao Ceremony Hosted By ALOKA & ONE TRIBE MOVEMENT ft. MARYA STARK & COLIN MARTIN.

Come be nourished by connection, song, circle, community, sacred cacao ceremony & Celebration; as Aloka & One Tribe Movement continue their spring prayerformance tour focusing on sacred activism, community building, post standing rock converstaions with Indigenous & Visionary Leaders and the eco-village narrative/ prayer.

$15 - $25 Sliding Scale Suggested Donation
7 - 10pm
Please try to come on time to honor the container...

These are powerful journeys with the Cacao spirit, opening the gates for deeper communion with one's heart, soul, the earth, the cosmos, each other and the spirit that moves through all things. According to legend, the Cacao spirit was gifted to humanity by the star-nations to keep us connected to our celestial nature and origins. In this ceremony, Aloka and special guests One Tribe, & Colin Martin bring their passion for sacred space, gifts of original music and sound healing landscapes; offering a profound journey to participants. Cacao is offered as a sacrament used to enhance one's intentions for healing, empowerment, heart-opening and connection to source. Aloka brings a deep reverence and connection to many sacred traditions and lineages while bridging both the Angelic and Ancestral realms through this work. Let us support, activate, sing and open together.

ALOKA has been offering multi-dimensional cacao ceremonies at Festivals, events and retreats for the last 4 years bringing together 1,000's to share their voice, come together in circle and deepen our community connection in our shared reverence for the sacred.

Now more than ever is the time to gather in circle to inspire, support & empower our individual and collective missions.

*Note: These ceremonies are held in a sacred way but also bring humor and joy as is the nature of the cacao spirit. Laughs and echoes of the sound "Chaa Kuiiii" (the sound of the cacao spirit) may emanate out due to participation.

"FARM TO STAGE" Organic Fairtraded Cacao from Peru & Equador brought to you via Imlak'esh organics : https://imlakeshorganics.com/

ABOUT ALOKA

Aloka offers a fresh new sound, answering the call of our times with an indomitable spirit. Aloka brings a unique diversity of vocal expressions, from folk rock singing coupled with hip hop flows, & harmonies; he is reminiscent of a modern day Jim Morrison meets Matisyahu, with flavors similar to Trevor Hall & Nakho. His original music is "folk-hop" fused with elements of roots acoustic, reggae and world "medicine" genres. Aloka lives a life of service to the greater mission of stewarding our earth together as a community.

www.alokaheart.com

ONE TRIBE
https://www.onetribeunite.com

Marya Stark
http://marya-stark.com

Colin Martin
www.HomeHereAndNow.com





Ukulele
HOLISTIC UKULELE BLUES WORKSHOP W/ HAJI BASIM
Sat May 6th 12-1:30pm

You can play the blues on ukulele!! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!!!

The Holistic Ukulele Blues Workshop is a fun way to learn how to play the blues on the Ukulele! This workshop has been designed for beginner and intermediate players to teach you to play blues chords, signature blues strumming patterns, and fun scales to play lead. You will also learn meditation exercises to help you connect with your instrument.

NO UKULELE? NO PROBLEM!
Brand New Ukuleles available while supplies last.
(To be picked up on day of the workshop)
Register here:
http://ow.ly/ZXKo30b8PZ7

Earlybird Special $45.00 (expires 4/29)
http://PayPal.Me/HajiBasim

After 4/29 $55.00
http://PayPal.Me/HajiBasim #Youcanplayukulele





Kirtan
COMMUNITY KIRTAN & BHAKTI NIGHT
Saturday, 7:00 - 9:00PM
May 6th, June 10th, July 1st

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.





Music of Yoga
THE MUSIC OF YOGA
Kirtan with Deerheart & Living Devotion
Saturday May 13th, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

$10-$20 suggested sliding scale donation*

Sing - Chant - Meditate - Pray

Join us for a musically guided meditation practice that calms the mind, relaxes the body and energizes the Spirit. Dive into the depths of your own heart in this safe, supportive environment.
Practice is led by Deerheart, a practitioner of 23 years, who has been teaching since 1999. No previous meditation, kirtan or singing experience is necessary to participate. All people and All faiths are welcome.
More at: LivingDevotion.org

Add yourself to our email list: Events@LivingDevotion.org

Like us on fb: Living Devotion's very own fb page!

The Music of Yoga fb Event Page

Keep up on kirtan related events in Santa Cruz by joining Santa Cruz Community Kirtan on fb: https://www.facebook.com/groups/111456355626799/

*Proceeds to World Disaster Relief

*No-one will be turned away. Work/trade is available in advance.

SPONSORED BY:
Divinitree Yoga of Santa Cruz
Divinitree.com

Brought to you by:
Center for Devotional Living
DevotionalLiving.org

Synergy Events
SynergyEvents.Live

With additional support from:
Sounds Divine Audio
SoundsDivine.net

SolQuest Adventures
SolQuest Adventures





Healing Circle
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SACRED SOUND CIRCLE ~ SANTA CRUZ
Sunday, May 14th, 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, Lewis Regen, Ashley Keith

$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
Lewis Regen- Didjeridoo
Ashley Keith- Didjeridoo

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!





Womb Song
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WOMB SONG
3rd Monday of the month
May 15th
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 ~ May 17th ~ 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





Nicole
A LECTURE BY NICOLE DAEDONE
Thursday, May 18th, 7:30pm

Nicole Daedone is an author, consultant, teacher and entrepreneur in service of bringing a more fulfilling sense of orgasm to the world.

Voted one of Vanity Fair's Twelve Women Who Changed the Way We Look at Sex, Nicole first came to prominence as the leader of the Slow Sex Movement and the innovator of the 15 minute orgasm.

Throughout her work, Nicole has expanded the horizons of sexual experience, which has earned her invitations to share the stage as a speaker alongside other luminaries such as Neil Stauss, Tony Robbins, Naomi Wolfe and Esther Perel, as well as inclusion in Tim Ferris' breakthrough book "The Four Hour Body."

Nicole brings a no-nonsense, empirical approach to the question most of us ask, "How do I have a better sex life?" But much more than that, her life has been spent exploring the impact our full human potential in the arena of sex and what benefits that can bring to not just individuals and couples, but to communities, organizations and societies as a whole.

What becomes possible for our lives, our health, our happiness, and our prosperity when we learn to live in a continual state of orgasm? This is the territory Nicole continues to explore today.





Cosmic Dance
☆ COSMIC DANCE MONTHLY ☆
with DJ Moody Shapes and Light Facilitation by Brynne Flidais
Friday, May 19th, 8:00-10:00PM

We dance and move and breathe to feel the cosmic pranic life force swirling within us...

DJ Moody Shapes (aka Michael Reinhold) has a passion for music that inspires ecstatic movement. He is always looking for the 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. Drawing from the freshest of world and electronic music, his sets span an eclectic swath of tempos and genres, taking dancers on an adventurous journey of freeform expression.

Brynne Flidais brings Light Facilitation and Cosmic Channeling to the dance floor, infusing our movement exploration with cosmic knowledge.
Moveintuit:
Just as the moon's force pulls the ocean's tides, our bodies are influenced by the movements of celestial spheres. Blending our moving meditation with astrological wisdom facilitates a deep understanding of how the dance of the planets is connected to our physical, emotional, and spiritual selves. This practice strengthens the subtle messages of our inner and outer universes, enabling us to more tangibly manifest our soul's purpose."

Please 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





HAI
ECSTATIC SINGLES BY HUMAN AWARENESS INSTITUTE (HAI)
Saturday, May 20, 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.





Beltane
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A Restorative Yoga & Sound Immersion Experience
Sunday, May 21st, 7:00-9:00pm

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
$35: Cash Donation ONLY at the Door

For more about Danny:
www.DannyGoldberg.org

For more about Hannah:
www.HannahMuseYoga.com





shadow yoga
INTRODUCTION TO SHADOW YOGA WORKSHOP
with Scott Blossom & Chandra Easton
Saturday, May 27 at 2 PM - 5 PM

Shadow Yoga, founded by Shandor Remete, is a hatha yoga system that utilizes rhythmic breathing, bandhas (energetic locks) and the system of marma (vital junctions) to free the peripheral body of its energetic obstructions and to ignite our inner fire for healing and meditation. Shadow yoga consists of circular and spiraling movements, warrior stances, and sun salutation forms that prepare students to safely and effectively practice the more advanced limbs of hatha yoga. This workshop format provides students with an opportunity to learn or review the shadow yoga preliminary practices called "dasha chalanam" and "jiva chalanam", as well as, the fundamentals of breath and bandha in the Shadow Yoga style.

$50 advance tix here: $70 at the door
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/introduction-to-shadow-yoga-workshop-with-scott-blossom-and-chandra-easton-tickets-33873899746

Scott Blossom is a Traditional Chinese Medical practitioner, Shadow Yoga teacher, and Ayurvedic Consultant. His primary teachers are Shandor Remete, founder of Shadow Yoga, and Dr. Robert Svoboda, Ayurvedic physician and scholar.
Chandra Easton teaches Tibetan Buddhism and Shadow Yoga in the Bay Area. Her primary teachers are Shandor Remete and Lama Tsultrim Allione, founder and spiritual director of Tara Mandala.
You can learn more about them and their work at shunyatayoga.com.
For more info. regarding workshop, please contact Aruna at SantaCruzBhakti@outlook.com





Ecstatic Dance
ECSTATIC DANCE SANTA CRUZ
Saturday, May 27th, 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.





SCARLET CROW
REMEMBRANCE - A SCARLET CROW IMMERSION
4:30-8:30, May 28

$35-55 sliding scale
website- http://www.scarletcrow.org/workshops/#remembrance

Remembering nature's imperative as the road map home, we are reweaving our mythos, and exploring the Holy Grail of our Times.

Through song, story telling, sacred art, birth psychology and ritual, we explore our mother tongue of old, in order to restore and balance our Life Wheel of the new. Join this immersion with the Scarlet Crow Council, and journey deep with us as we hold A panel discussion around the cultural wounding, repression and disembodiment of the magical, wild, wise and sensual feminine (in all people). May we be in An ongoing inquiry and sharing around how healing these aspects of ourselves and culture can bring us into a deeper connection and relationship to each other and our natural world.





Tony Redhouse
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TONY REDHOUSE - CALIFORNIA TOUR 2017
Friday June 2nd 7-9PM

LIVE NATIVE AMERICAN MEDITATION & TALKING CIRCLE CEREMONY!
Join Tony Redhouse, sound healer and spiritual teacher of the Navajo Nation:

"Dear Santa Cruz and Bay Area friends,
It has been several years since I have been blessed to share in Santa Cruz, Calif. I look forward to guiding us deep into that sacred, Peaceful space inside with my live meditation music where we can feel the Love, as we return to our true Beauty.
We will then join together in a Talking Circle ceremony to express our hearts and freely embrace each other's journey without any expectations. I hope that each of your unique circles will complete our Circle of Life! Tony Redhouse.
Tony will share his latest work, "Heart's Cry" - a Meditation slide show with images in Sedona, AZ.
This new DVD will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $25 at: Pacific Cultural Center
1307 Seabright Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Call for Tickets: (831) 426-8893
Get your Tickets NOW - before they Sell Out!

www.TonyRedhouse.net
also see: www.facebook.com/tony.redhouse for more info.





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/





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





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.





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





                                                                               

Are you planning on hosting an event or having an ongoing class?
If you want more information about adding your event or class to the line up of those offered at PCC contact us during our office hours. We will gladly add your event to our monthly calendar! Phone numbers, Email addresses and/or web addresses of the groups or organizations presenting each event are provided for each listing for your convenience in case you would like more information.
If you have further questions, call Pacific Cultural Center at (831) 426-8893.