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with Lisa Citore & Len Van Nostrand Friday, May 24 / 7-9pm $18 in advance / $25 day of Tired of small talk? Want to make deeper connections quicker? Come meet mindful men and women at our Tantra Puja inspired event. A mix of playful exercises will help you bring out your best self and have more meaningful encounters. In a Tantra-puja-style circle, you’ll pair up with different partners, sharing everything from fun communication games to Tantra practices (all PG of course) to partner yoga and improv dance to heart opening meditations and other non-verbal interactions. Exercises range from playful and flirty to sensual to soulful, and are designed to inspire authenticity, vulnerability, acceptance and presence. The level of participation is always your choice. Lisa Citore is a pleasure activist, performance artist, writer, sex educator and healer. She’s been leading sacred sexuality workshops with men and women for sixteen years. She does private intimacy coaching with couples and sexual healing work with women. She’s the writer, director, producer and a performer in 4 theater productions, including The Tao of Sex and Bloodlines/Women’s Moon Stories, Riding the Dragon and Keep It Wet. She is the founder of Anima, Theater of the Feminine Underground, a women’s quarterly performance art series. In 2015 she gave birth to the Women’s Sexual Mystery School, a 4 weekend divine feminine empowerment series. The Women’s Sexual Mystery School now has circles in Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Boulder and New York. Lisa has studied with top teachers in her field, including Shakti Malan, Michaela Boehm, David Deida and Bodhi Avinasha. She has acquired extensive knowledge of Goddess practices through her studies with Ariel Spilsbury and the 13 Moon Mystery School. For more information on her work, visit: www.SexualMystery.com www. LisaCitore.com Len Van Nostrand has had over 30 years of education, training and practice as a psychotherapist, counselor and guide specializing in the areas of substance use, harm reduction, trauma, post-recovery and families.
with Eddie Ellner Saturday, May 25 / 7:00 pm $35 A few minutes of gentle yoga followed by an hour of breathing. The process itself could not be simpler: one lies on their back and breathes to a selection of music designed to accelerate and amplify the breathe. This induces what can most accurately be called a non-ordinary state of consciousness. From that point on many claims are made but the experience itself will provide it’s own meaning and insight. An incredible tool to know is at one’s immediate disposal. Refreshments served, with time afterwards for conversation and silence. ::: Don’t eat anything heavy for several hours prior. ::: Bring a pillow for comfort. ::: This workshop is not open to pregnant women or folks suffering from severe heart conditions.
with Shane Thunder Friday, May 31 / 7:30-9pm $20 in advance / $25 day-of Come enjoy a restorative evening as Shane uses alchemical gemstone and tibetan singing bowls, chimes, drums, aromatherapy, and guided meditation to take you into a deeply meditative and rebalanced state. This sound bath will cleanse and purge emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual blocks, and as the chakras are cleansed and purified, the body, mind, and spirit will have a blissful, transforming, and uplifting experience. Students will leave feeling more grounded, aligned, and balanced. All creeds, paths, vibrations, and frequencies welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket, and bolster if you prefer. For the past five years, sound alchemist Shane Thunder has created and shared soundscapes with thousands of souls and spirits all over the U.S. and Canada. Shane’s website: www.artistecard.com/SpiritMetacine Look out for future dates: 04/20 with James Kapicka 06/08
with Tim Thomas Saturday, June 1 / 2-3pm This is a free event Join us in the Yoga Soup Lobby for a discussion on how to consider all aspects of your financial situation. Tim will talk about developing a personal financial plan that is in line with your values, means and life Goals and how to find the best investment for your savings. We will also discuss the state of the economy and what to look out for in the news when making financial decisions. Tim is an Independent Advisor Representative at Integrative Investing with over 25 years of experience in the investment industry. Prior to this position, he worked in a variety of roles including consultant to the Bank of New York’s investment platforms, branch manager and Director of Service and Operations at Lockwood Financial, and as a specialist clerk on the New York Stock Exchange. In recent years, Tim has worked as a financial coach and consultant on financial strategy for small companies and nonprofits. Tim also teaches yoga in Santa Barbara.