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Inner Engineering SF (Isha Yoga & Meditation Classes)

San Francisco, CA

Inner Engineering SF (Isha Yoga & Meditation Classes)

The Inner Engineering Meetup group offers free meditation classes, yoga programs, public events, and social gatherings where we can come together to practice, learn more, relax and have fun! 

We look forward to meeting you, soon! 

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"If life were to come with a manual, this in my opinion would be it! If we all applied the Inner Engineering technology, our world would instantly transform to exist from a foundation of peace, joy, and compassion for all beings."  -Evita Ochel   

For all of the strides we have made in science and technology with standards of living unimaginable a century ago, most human beings still remain in search of wholeness and purpose in their lives.  Inner Engineering is scientifically-structured to offer powerful processes from the ancient tradition of yoga to transcend the limitations of who you are and bring you to higher levels of consciousness.  Inner Engineering was designed by Sadhguru, a yogi, visionary, and one the foremost authorities on yoga as a powerful tool to create your life the way you want it.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUeyqLTsGJs

Sadhguru & Deepak Chopra— Creating Inner Peace, Joy and Fulfillment in a Hectic Modern World 

"The word 'yoga' means union, that means you experience the entire universe as yourself...by working with the body, by working with the mind, by working with your emotion and energy, you can setup a step-by- step system within yourself where your energies are kept at such a level of exuberance that your sensory body is as large as the universe...Once you experience everybody around you as yourself... your goodness is a consequence, not an effort."

https://youtu.be/WMhJgdpj1d0

About Sadhguru—Sadhguru is a realized yogi and mystic – a man whose passion spills into everything he encounters. With a keen mind, balanced by a heart that knows no boundary, his presence and powerful yoga programs create an extraordinary opportunity to break through limitations into one’s natural state of freedom, love and joy. 

Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient science of yoga relevant to contemporary minds. Sadhguru serves as a bridge to the deeper dimensions of life. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system, but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful.

An author, poet and internationally renowned speaker, Sadhguru’s wit and piercing logic provoke and broaden our thoughts and perception of the meaning of life, the very purpose of life. Sadhguru has been an influential voice at major global forums including the UN, MIT, TED, and the World Economic Forum.

Sadhguru established Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization supported by over two million volunteers worldwide. From powerful yoga programs and meditation practices to large-scale humanitarian projects, the foundation’s activities are designed to create an inclusive culture and establish global harmony, earning a special consultative status with the United Nations.

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Isha Kriya Guided Meditation—Jump Right In... Learn to Meditate NOW! 

These 1-hour guided meditation sessions offer a simple, but powerful kriya practice that aligns your mind, body, and inner-energies to elevate your conscious awareness and easily and naturally achieve a state of deep meditation. Once you are meditative on a daily basis, your experience of the life within you and the world around you becomes much richer. Daily meditation makes your life stress-free, effortless and joyful! 

You can easily learn this 12-to-18 minute Isha Kriya process in a convenient, online meditation class, or through a live, free meditation class near you.  Our online formats include our streaming guided meditation video, the Isha Kriya meditation app (for iphone & android devices), and weekly webinars hosted by trained teachers who can answer your questions about the practice.  Local meditation sessions are hosted regularly to enhance and deepen the experience with the group. 

Benefits of regular Isha Kriya meditation practice include improving health, energy and vitality; enhancing mental focus, memory and clarity; reducing stress and establishing a deep sense of peace and inner balance. 

Isha Kriya is a simple, gentle guided meditation that can be done seated cross-legged on the floor or sitting in a chair. No previous experience with yoga or meditation  is necessary.

https://youtu.be/q8NYZdYd5GQ

Take a  Deeper Step with Inner Engineering: Create a Life of Total Wellbeing—

“Inner Engineering is neither a religion, nor a philosophy or dogma. It is a technology for wellbeing. One does not have to believe or disbelieve--just have to learn to use...  Technology will produce results irrespective of who you are.” –Sadhguru  

Inner Engineering is a 7-session online course that gives you the opportunity to intellectually explore the ABC’s of life using methods that are the distilled essence of yogic sciences. The course imparts practical wisdom to manage your body, mind, emotions, and the fundamental life energy within. 

Program components include:

• Enlightening interactive sessions

• Guided meditations

• Asanas, simple yoga postures.

• Shambhavi Mahamudra, a powerful , 21-minute inner-energy technique that brings your entire system into alignment so that your body, mind, emotions and energies function in harmony.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ooFAmT4n89Y

**Live Reviews from Inner Engineering Participants ** 

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A Serene Mountain Getaway to Learn Classical Yoga:  Relax and rejuvenate at the Isha yoga retreat—

The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is a breathtaking mountain retreat for stress relief, rejuvenation, and complete inner well-being. The yoga retreat offers the ancient science in its purest form, through experiential classical yoga, meditation classes, and powerfully energized meditation spaces such as the Adi Yogi: The Abode of Yoga.  

The Isha Institute of Inner-sciences is a world-class yoga center offering classical yoga and meditation classes from beginner to advanced levels. Guests journey from around the globe to visit this unique destination to relax, reflect, and reconnect with nature in this tranquil oasis nestled in Tennessee’s spectacular Upper Cumberland. 

https://youtu.be/RpXEcB5uhZc

Drop-by for a Day Visit

The Isha retreat center offers campus tours daily that include light hikes to one of many beautiful bluff vistas or waterfalls and a visit inside Mahima, the largest yoga and meditation hall in the western hemisphere! Several free yoga classes and guided meditation sessions are available each day.  Inquire with the main office for details.

Hiking and Mountain Biking on Pristine Forested Trails

The Isha retreat center also offers myriad opportunities for hiking and mountain biking on forested trails winding throughout nearly 1400 acres. The center's five miles of mountain biking trails have been professionally classified from beginner to intermediate skill levels, with steep climbs, water features, and tight switchbacks on the more challenging portions. The trails are part of an expanding network of over 15 miles of hiking and biking trails featuring beautiful waterfalls, a meandering spring-fed creek, and breathtaking bluff overlooks.

Relaxation & Wellness Retreats

Overnight stays include the option of private studio accommodations, delicious vegetarian buffet, and beginner-level yoga classes of the visitor`s choice, such as the 'yoga of sound', yoga for strengthening the joints, and yoga for purifying life energies.  Extended retreat packages feature Ayurvedic rejuvenation consultations and therapies; guided hikes and adventure outings to nearby caves, rivers and falls; free access to over 5 miles of mountain biking trails, and even cooking classes to bring home some of your favorite vegetarian delights!  Learn how to mix the pungent, tangy spices of the East, culture farm-fresh milk into yogurt, roll vegetarian sushi, or bake homemade sourdough bread in the Isha center's popular, international kitchen.

For over 30 years, Isha programs have offered the immense benefits of classical yoga and meditation to over 7 million people around the globe. For further details on the Isha yoga retreat center, the Isha Institute of Inner-sciences, and full details on the yoga and meditation programs offered, visit IshaUSA.org.

Visit us online...

IshaUSA Blog: http://www.ishafoundation.org/us/blog/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InnerEngineering  ; https://www.facebook.com/IshaUSA/ 
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/IshaUSA 
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/IshaInnerEngineering 

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Things to Know to Begin a New Relationship

Sacramento, CA

Things to Know to Begin a New Relationship

If relationships are easy, we will all be happy by now. The thing is that they don't exactly teach relationships in schools, and unfortunately our own parents may not be shiny examples of good relationships either, so where do we learn about how to begin a new relationship correctly? How do we avoid the pitfalls? How do we know when we pick a partner that we are making a mistake or not? How do we know whether our partners are compatible with us?


In this group we will talk about things to know to help you begin a new relationship. We will talk about:

- How to get over your previous relationships (including abusive relationships)

- How to improve your self-confidence

- How to have better conversations with people

- How to be more outgoing and connect with more people

- How to make more friends

- How to know whom you can trust and recognize the red flags

- How to know whether a potential partner is compatible with you or not

- How to communicate better with your partner

Our meetings are all free, and currently they are all on Zoom. They are led by an expert with over 20 years of experience helping people with communication and relationships.

Come to our meetings and learn!


WHAT THIS GROUP IS ABOUT AND WHAT WE WILL DO AT OUR EVENTS:

This group is about learning knowledge about how to start relationships on the right foot and avoiding stressful mistakes.


WHO SHOULD JOIN THIS GROUP?

Anyone who is interested in starting a new relationship and wondering how to do that without making mistakes.


ANY DUES OR FEES WE PLAN TO CHARGE MEMBERS

None. This group is completely free.


THIS GROUP'S AFFILIATION:

This group is created by the Church of Scientology Mission of Riverpark located near Marconi and Watt in Sacramento, California. We are happy to announce that we have been servicing the Sacramento region for over 40 years!

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MHY Group Brentwood - Meditation, Hiking and Yoga

Brentwood, CA

MHY Group Brentwood - Meditation, Hiking and Yoga

(Mhy is pronounced my). This group is dedicated to getting outdoors and being present as we enjoy a sweet connection with the earth, each other and the greater universe. Meetups will be a combination of the three activities (meditation, hiking yoga). Sometimes it will be all three and others just one or two. Individual event descriptions will include recommended attire and gear.

As a long time yoga teacher, hiker and meditator, I will offer modifications for yoga poses and meditation guidance. Hikes will be easy to somewhat moderate and typically will be 3-5 miles. Yoga will be accessible for all levels. The events are free to members.

If this sounds fun please join us!

Group norms.

- Be respectful of others at all times.

- Please be silent during meditation, so others can focus.

- No hikers left behind.

- Dress appropriately.

- Bring water for sure, and snacks if you'd like.

- As with all activities, you do so at your own risk. Listen to your body and do what is right for you.

- Please edit RSVPs by 12noon on the day proceeding our event. Often there is a waiting list, and if you respond at the last moment there is no time to contact others. In addition, if you d not change your RSVP and are a no show, you will only be moved from the waitlist after everyone else has had a chance.


By joining our group and participating in our events, you agree to hold the organizers, event hosts, and members harmless from any loss, damage, or liability that may occur during the event or in transit to/from the event.


The event is free and donations are gladly accepted.


Venmo @DebbieCabusas


Check out my yoga sites:

Website www.deltalotusyoga.com 


YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSsGdjF2smBgvW2fLOnj0wg

171 members · Public

Platonic Touch Workshop & Practice

Sunnyvale, CA

Platonic Touch Workshop & Practice

This workshop and social event offers participants opportunities to learn about and practice communication, consent, and platonic touch. Attendees will practice identifying and asking for what they want, saying no to what they don’t want and yes to what they do want, and exploring platonic touch in a safe and inclusive environment. Our welcoming space makes this an ideal place to get nourished in a variety of ways. If you....

• are looking to connect with an inspiring community

• need a safe place to relax and rejuvenate

• desire physical contact with other people in a non-sexual way

• want to stretch out of your comfort zone

• often find yourself in the role of caretaker, but need a turn to be taken care of

• long to experience the benefits of nurturing and healing touch

....then our platonic touch workshop may be just what you have been looking for.

More details about this event:

WHAT TO EXPECT: The welcome circle and workshop begins promptly at 2:30pm, which will introduce participants to the rules of conduct and offer guided exercises to practice these rules. Afterwards, there will be approximaely two hours available for practicing touch, eating snacks, or just hanging out. Our event ends a few minutes before 6:00 with a brief closing circle.

PUNCTUALITY: Allow for traffic and parking in order to be on time. Doors open at 2:00 and close PROMPTLY at 2:30. In order to provide a safe and respectful environment for all participants, there will be no admittance after 2:30.

PARKING: There is limited street parking on San Diego Avenue, as well as surrounding streets like Santa Christina Court, Del Norte Avenue, East Hemlock Avenue, and East Ferndale Avenue. You may also park across the street at Columbia Park, near the tennis courts.

CLOTHING: Wear pajamas or comfortable lounge wear. Shoes are not allowed in the carpeted space where we will be gathering.

FOOD & BEVERAGE: You are invited and encouraged to bring snacks or non-alcoholic beverages to share with the group in the kitchen area.

PERSONAL HYGIENE: Avoid perfumes or any other strongly scented products, as some people may be sensitive to these. Make sure you have showered or bathed recently.

HEALTH: Stay at home if you have a potentially contagious illness. We’ll see you at the next one!

ALLERGIES: We have an indoor/outdoor cat that wanders through our space from time to time. If you have any sensitivities or allergies to cats, please bring appropriate medication or take care of yourself by not attending this event.

TICKETS: You must reserve your spot by purchasing a ticket through Eventbrite. Once you have purchased your ticket through Eventbrite, you will receive a confirmation email.

To learn more about our Platonic Touch workshop & Practice events (also known as Cuddle Parties), click here: http://www.cuddleparty.com/

ABOUT ME: I am a Certified Cuddle Party Facilitator. I also have ten years experience working in early childhood and parent education that help me bring empathy, compassion, clarity, creativity and strong leadership into my role as a Cuddle Party Facilitator. I love creating space for people to connect, nurture, play, and heal.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please message me through Eventbrite.

All good things, Autumn Vandiver

269 members · Public

Sonoma County Go Wild Hikers

Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma County Go Wild Hikers

Take a walk (or hike) on the wild side! Enjoy many of our beautiful local parks, get exercise, view native plants and wildlife, and meet other friendly local people. The Go Wild hikes are a great way to support your wellness on all levels. Getting moving outdoors is one of the best prescriptions for health and happiness. We're about creating a group environment in which our fellow hikers can connect and enjoy each other’s company in a friendly, courteous and supportive manner. It’s as much about the hikers as it is about the hikes. 

The hikes are usually 4-9 miles in length and are appropriate for intermediate-level hikers. Some are appropriate for beginner-level hikers depending on their fitness level. Hikers who are out of practice or out of shape should read hike descriptions carefully and be aware of their fitness level before signing up. 

If your plans change after you sign up, please update your RSVP. This is a courtesy to the group and leaves room for others who want to attend.

Cost: $5 suggested donation. No one turned away!


It is essential that we respect each other in the hiking community and the world. 

**Please refrain from using Any scented products the day of a group hike! This includes cologne, perfume, aftershave etc..  Symptoms of fragrance sensitivity can include headaches, nausea, and a skin allergy like contact dermatitis, which causes redness, itching, and burning. Watery, itching, burning, and red eyes; sneezing; runny nose; and congestion are also common.


*Remember to wear appropriate hiking shoes, bring plenty of water, a snack and layered clothing.

*Of course we will all look out for each other but ultimately, hikers are responsible for their own safety and well-being during hikes.

WHAT TO BRING:

• Wear appropriate comfortable hiking shoes

• Bring sunscreen and dress appropriate to the weather

• Plenty of water and snacks for longer hikes

• Money for parking (if applicable) and suggested donation

YOUR GUIDE: I (Zoli) became organizer in June 2019. I'm a long time members of the Go Wild Hikers. I've enjoyed many of their hikes over the years. Kristi Bowman announced in May 2019, that she and Tony would no longer lead the hikes. Now it's Go Wild 3.0 lead by me, Zoli Somogyi. I welcome all constructive feedback as this wouldn't be a group without you.

NOTE ON DOGS:  Dogs are not allowed on many of the local trails. We ask that you please leave your 4-legged, furry friends at home for the group hikes, unless otherwise specified. Thank you! 

2282 members · Public

Skyrocket Your Social Life, Self-Confidence and Happiness

Sacramento, CA

Skyrocket Your Social Life, Self-Confidence and Happiness

Maybe you are an introvert, and you think that is just the way you are, and you can't do anything about it, but this belief about yourself is untrue. Chances are that NO ONE HAD EVER SHOWED YOU how to improve your social life, how to improve your communication skills, or how to improve your self-confidence! I know this because I have talked to thousands of people who consider themselves introverts, and last time I had checked, they don't teach these topics in schools!

Don't worry though, because in this group we will teach these topics in our meetup events. It is going to take some learning and some work, but you CAN change your social life, you CAN improve your self-confidence and happiness. You will learn HOW in this group.

Think about it. How many of us have given up on something because it was the easy thing to do?

The thing to remember is that the thing that stops you is not other people. It is yourself. If you don't make the effort to make the change, you won't change. If you have decided that you can't, then of course you won't. The truth is that we have convinced ourselves of our own limitations, when in actual fact we are creatures of no limits.

In this group, we will have Zoom meetup events to talk about how to overcome our mental and emotional barriers. We will talk about relationships, and how to make friends and maybe get back to dating again. We will talk about how to improve our social life and communication skills.

I am the organizer and instructor for this group. I have been helping people with self-confidence, relationships, and communication skills professionally for over 20 years. I will teach you knowledge and tools that no one had ever taught you before in our free group meetings.

Excited? I know I am! See you at our upcoming group meetings!

This group and its events are brought to you by the Dianetics and Scientology life improvement information center in Sacramento, California.

127 members · Public

BodyLove Yoga - Yoga for All Bodies

Berkeley, CA

BodyLove Yoga - Yoga for All Bodies

Follow me on insta bodyloveAF 

Classes are virtual - ONE in person class on Wednesdays

Please check out my online wellness studio over at PATREON!

To come to class, please sign this waiver:  https://forms.gle/tp9LgdAquJLitFMX7

All classes PST 


MONDAYS 5:30-6:30 PM (virtual


WEDNESDAYS 5:30-6:30 PM (IN person + virtual)


www.bodyloveaf.com

BodyLoveAF is based in the Bay Area of California. This Yoga is about embracing all body types! Especially welcoming curvy people of all genders and all sizes. Come experience what it is like doing a Yoga class with a diverse population! 

Things we focus on in my classes: 

- Tapping into your breath and exploring different elements of deep relaxation 

- How to find EASE in your body through movement - using lots of Yoga props (provided!)

-Stretching! Learning how to listen to your body through DYNAMIC movements & finding stillness. 

-Finding what feels good to move in your body! 

-Exploring BALANCE in all it's glory - mentally and physically

We will not be: 

-In pain! Sometimes you need to go to a Yoga class to realize you need to rest! that is OK too! 

-All props provided (bring a mat if you have one)

See my public calendar and offerings here!

Thanks for visiting my Meetup :-) 

306 members · Public

Unstoppable Women of Silicon Valley

Campbell, CA

Unstoppable Women of Silicon Valley

WHO WE ARE

During COVID, we are a virtual PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY. Our purpose is to create a platform for women to engage in open, honest and meaningful conversations with like-minded women. 

WHAT WE BELIEVE

How do you describe an unstoppable woman? Courageous, Confident, Compassionate, Independent, Assertive? These are virtuesuniversal, positive traits that empower us to give the best of ourselves to each other and the world. They are what enable us to be unstoppable! You can also download the free Virtues Matter app that provides 50 virtues.

The key to Walking the Path of the Unstoppable Woman is to deepen your understanding, practice of the virtues in everyday life! 

WHAT WE OFFER

Our specialty is Virtual Virtues Sharing Circles. 

“I hadn't had the chance to be in a session led by you before, and you were WONDERFUL. Your voice, and your clarity of instruction + powerful questions to include the group = magic!" Niamh M. 

MANTRA OF THE UNSTOPPABLE WOMAN - I WALK THE PATH

I am vibrantly, boldly alive - actively participating in my life as my authentic self

I Walk the Path...

I am a catalyst for joy, transformation and creative self-expression

I Walk the Path...

As a leader, I STAND WITH integrity, confidence and courage ...and I STAND FOR service,                      cooperation and excellence

I Walk the Path

As a woman, I share my wisdom, I take initiative, I embody strength, and I live with enthusiasm

I know who I am, and I know my place in this world.

I Walk the Path... of the Unstoppable Woman!

Are you an Unstoppable Woman? Join Us!

Stay connected in between Meetups. Join our private FaceBook Group.

The intention of this member-only group is to allow members a place to gather and engage in between meetups. If you're not sure if something is okay to post, please ask for permission so our community stays grounded in authentic connections and does not become a self-promotion platform.

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MEET SHANNON

Shannon D. Silva, MBA is the Founder and CEO of Unstoppable Women of Silicon Valley. She is a Master Facilitator of The Virtues Project. Her specialty is creating sacred space for women to engage in open, honest and compassionate communication that creates more JOY in their lives.

She is professionally trained as a Dale Carnegie speaker and Appreciative Living Coach. With a reputation for captivating audiences with her enthusiasm, authenticity and passion, Shannon is known throughout the community as a catalyst for joy, transformation and creative self-expression.

She's been happily married for over 26 years and has 2 boys (cats).

2324 members · Public