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East Bay Positive Psychology Flourishing Club

Martinez, CA

East Bay Positive Psychology Flourishing Club

Welcome Positive Psychology and Wellness lovers far and wide! We’re an online and in-person enthusiast group hosting networking events on a range of positive psychology topics. You can join us in person if possible or on one of our live streams. Look out for our virtual happy hours!

What's the purpose of the group?
Here you can discuss professional issues, ask for help in finding books and methods, and just have a good conversation. Flourish in your life with Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning, Accomplishment, and Vitality!

Who should join?
The group is designed for Positive Psychology (PP) specialists and non-specialists, people who are practicing PP and who are entering the Positive Psychology field. Who likes asking questions that interest them or asking for a recommendation, who want to ask for help and share the resources with others.

WHO WE ARE:
* Psychologists
* Life Coaches
* Therapists
* Nurses
* Career Coaches
* Business Coaches
* School Counselors
* Educators
* Teachers
* HR Professionals
* Yoga Teachers
* Nutritionists
* CEOs

What will you do at your events?
Every week we meet to discuss one topic of positive psychology and how to flourish in our life! We cover different tools, approaches, and books that we can use with our friends, family, and clients!

Group Rules:
Be Vulnerable! (The power of vulnerability | Brené Brown -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCvmsMzlF7o&t=1s)
Be open and honest
Focus and concentrate
Participate and interact
Support each other
Respect everyone
Share resources

36 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.

55 members · Public

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 

2189 members · Public

Health, Well Being and Spirituality

Sacramento, CA

Health, Well Being and Spirituality

Spirituality is a broad concept with room for many perspectives. In general, it includes a sense of connection to something bigger than ourselves, and it typically involves discovering the meaning of life. It is a universal human experience—something that touches us all. People may describe a spiritual experience as sacred or transcendent or simply a deep sense of aliveness and interconnectedness.

Some may find that their spiritual life is intricately linked to their association with a religion. Others may pray or find comfort in a personal relationship with God or a higher power. Still others seek meaning through their connections to nature or art. Your personal definition of spirituality may change throughout your life, adapting to your own experiences and growing awareness.

Many practices recommended for cultivating spirituality are similar to those recommended for improving emotional well being. This is because there is a strong connection between the two. Emotional and spiritual well being influence one another and overlap, as do all aspects of well being.

In our meetups, we will address the practical aspects of emotional well being, such as how to resolve emotional conflicts, let go of negative feelings, and recover from painful setbacks of life. We will also address how to stay positive and happy through healthy life, healthy relationships, good communication habits, and associating with positive and ethical individuals.

Thus, this group does not so much delve into the mysteries of the unknown, or discuss questions of what to believe in, but instead it seeks to help our members learn and define spirituality in order to be healthy, be well, be happy, and develop good relationships with the people around us, with a partner, and within ourselves.

If this is what you are interested in, please join this group. We will have free, regular meetings held at the Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center near Marconi and Watt in Sacramento. People of all faiths or no faiths are welcome.

335 members · Public

Fresh Intuition Women's Circles

San Jose, CA

Fresh Intuition Women's Circles

Groups run by and for women are our psychic turf; our place to discover who we are, or who we could become as whole independent human beings.

Somewhere in our lives, each of us needs a place,

A little psychic territory.

Do you have yours?

-Gloria Steinem

When you recover or discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.
Jean Shinoda Bolen

Fresh Intuition Women's Circles is a monthly women's gathering to explore women's spirituality, spiritual awakening, women's leadership and empowerment, consciousness studies, energy and intuition with a fresh twist. I am committed to building communities of conscious, empowered and connected women who bring their heart and "soles" to the Circles.

This Meetup is hosted at my home with spaces for 16+ women per Circle.There is a different topic or speaker each month. I have a generous appetizer spread at each Circle, refreshments and raffle prizes which are all part of the monthly membership dues. You must RSVP for a spot each month as membership in the Meetup does not automatically reserve you a spot in the Circle.

Due to the tremendous growth and interest in 2013, there are now two Circles each month with the same topics and speakers. Please note that each of the Circles will be designated on the event Meetups as Circle #1 - The Second Tuesday of the Month, Circle #2 - The Third Tuesday of the Month. Many women have a home group and this adds to the experience of creating community and connection.

I invite you to a space where the Circle can support and nurture the awakening spirit of living consciously, deliberately, and intentionally a full mind, body and spirit-filled life. I create experiences every month that feel like soul food and invite you to create the space in the circle of your own life to nurture this, feed this, and exercise this spiritual muscle.

About the Organizer and Facilitator: Mary Welty-Dapkus, MIM

I am a professional intuitive and a certified Martha Beck Life Coach*. I have a business called Fresh Intuition which provides services to clients in the area of intuitive consultation, intuitive coaching and mentoring, women's empowerment, daily inspiration, as well as a full roster of classes and workshops. Feel free to visit my website at www.freshintuition.com or my Facebook page and signup to receive all manner of fresh goodies to your inbox each month http://www.facebook.com/freshintuition. I am also a wife and a mother of two children and this part of my life enriches and supports my work and inspires me each and everyday.

A bit more about my training and education and my inspirational teachers.

*I am a Professional Intuitive and a certified life coach trained by Martha Beck, PhD, O Magazine columnist, and "America's best known Life Coach" (USAToday) and author of several outstanding self-coaching books. I am certified through her coaching program. I have a Master Certificate in Intuition Medicine® (MIM) certificate from the Academy of Intuition Medicine ® in Sausalito where I studied with Francesca McCartney, PhD, founder, author and director of this leading edge accredited Academy and Energy Medicine University. Additionally, I hold a BA in General Humanities with an emphasis in Education and a minor in Psychology from Santa Clara University and I have 20+ years of experience in the local theatre community as a director, actor and artist.

"Intuition Medicine is a registered trademark of Francesca McCartney, PhD being used with permission."

584 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! 

2208 members · Public

Sacramento Ayahuasca and Plant Medicine Meetup Group

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Ayahuasca and Plant Medicine Meetup Group

The purpose of this group is to help members learn about the power of plant medicines through the sharing of personal experiences. We will be facilitating the micro-dosing of "Vine Only" Ayahuasca. This is 100% legal, does not contain DMT, like the ceremonial version, and yet still has profound effects and healing. We will be meeting weekly to share our insights and feelings, as well as documenting them through a survey app, to be ultimately published in a variety of publications. The desire is to highlight the power and "spirit" of the Ayahuasca vine, in hopes of furthering its research, and allowing more people to receive healing.

If you have been healed and/or have had a life-altering experience as a result of using plant medicines, we would love to hear about it! We also welcome anyone who has not been able to find healing through conventional medicine. It is our hope that you might be able to gain knowledge and support from other members experiencing similar issues. For many, alternative medicines is often a last resort after traditional medicines have failed them, and simply hearing how others have been healed can be transformative.

We welcome anyone who is curious about plant medicines and wishes to learn about non-traditional approaches to health and wellness. Member requirements are simple but absolutely essential:

• Sincerity and understanding that sharing of experiences, thoughts, and opinions on health issues may cause members to feel vulnerable.

• You must therefore respect, appreciate, and keep sacred other members' thoughts, opinions, life choices, etc. Discrimination of any kind will not be tolerated.

• In order for all members to feel safe and share freely with the group, respecting each others' privacy is crucial. Please do not discuss other members' personal and health issues outside the group.

223 members · Public