NAMASWEAT is a bootcamp & yoga cross-training experience hosted and instructed by Lauren McHale. Think bootcamp meets yoga retreat meets social hour. Get ready to meet new people but feel free to invite a friend so that you can buddy up for partner workouts! All fitness levels are welcome. $25 Register here (Free for members)
Do you lead a crazy busy happy life, but sometimes wish you could hit the pause button and quiet the mind? Then join Pacific Pause at The Assembly. Join in their 30 minute guided mindfulness meditation classes. You'll learn what the heck mindfulness is, and how it can be used in daily life to reduce anxiety, cope with chaos, and cultivate more ease and kindness in everyday situations. Whether you're an experienced meditator or think you can never sit still for more than 3 minutes, come and take a pause with us this summer. Our experienced teachers will lead you every step of the way. As you pause and quiet the mind, so your life will too. Register here. $18 (Free for members)
Enjoy an evening of Sound Bath bliss as your body and mind rest and attune to peace and well-being. You'll be immersed in the vibrant overtones, healing frequencies and dynamic soundscapes of Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, Planetary Gongs and an assortment of sound meditation instruments as you lie down (or sit) comfortably. If you're new to meditation or find it difficult to meditate, sound baths are a great way to access deep meditative states with ease and if you're a practicing meditator, sound baths are a wonderful way to broaden your meditative experience. Sound Baths are the perfect antidote for stress and the effects of modern living as they help to release tension and restore a sense of balance and harmony. Register here. $25 (Free for members)
Join Expansive Voice Founder, Nicolette, & Luminary, Kelly, for a 2-part meditation & movement experience. Through music & guidance, Kelly's meditation will help you feel grounded, with meditative techniques to help promote feelings of safety & security that you can use for your daily practice. Your meditation will prepare you for an intentional movement flow designed by Nicolette to clear, shift & awaken energies within you. Nicolette has gathered movements from a variety of her own practices like tai chi, rehabilitative spinal mobilizations, strength, breath work & more to give you an experience that will release unwanted energy & blockages to create fluidity through the body & mind. You will sweat, dance, jump, move freely, yell, chant, sing...and maybe even twerk (hehe)! Register here. $30 (Free for members)
Mandalas have been found to be one of the oldest art forms created by humans. They are central to Hindu, Tibetan and Buddhist traditions, and today are found across culture. In Sanskrit, Mandala means circle and represents wholeness and balance. Some traditions view a mandala as a representation of the universe.
In this workshop we will create individual mandalas and co-create a collective mandala to inspire reflection, and set intention. Instinct and intuition will guide our artistic process. Using mixed media and inspiration from the natural world, each participant will leave with their own unique mandala. Materials provided. Register here.
Join artist Heather Day for a private tour of her solo show, hosted by Athen B. Gallery, on Spear Street.
Displayed in a first-floor storefront near Mission Street, the new works allow you to step into a new perspective and rhythm. Each painting connects seemingly unrelated concepts into an experience that slows down life. When you observe the rhythm of a tide and the rhythm of a city—it all breaks down into line, texture and constant reactions. Then color fills every moment with emotion. FREE. For tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read more about Heather and her show here!
Presented by Expansive Voice. Join Luminaries, Myisha and Lauren for an open discussion about what it means to address the "hard stuff" in our lives: our health, our sex lives, the times that are really challenging and messy. Lauren and Myisha, Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Sex Coach, will guide this group discussion through prepared questions that guests will answer anonymously (when appropriate). Our hope is that we can encourage participants to talk and share more of the hard stuff in their lives more regularly.$25 Register here.
Cult following doesn't do The Class justice. The Class by Taryn Toomey Senior Teacher Natalie Kuhn is here to teach this heart-centered cathartic movement practice. Come see what all the hype is about with 75 challenging minutes. $30 (free for members) — limited spots remain! Register here.