Suggested Health & Wellbeing Groups near California
Mindful Dating and Relationships Meetup Group
San Francisco, CA
Mindful Dating & Relationship enthusiasts will find stimulating events here! The purpose of this group is to promote events that build relational skills, knowledge, and community around conscious connection. The group is led by Dr. Marie Thouin, dating & relationship coach and founder of Love InSight.
Secret of Happiness group
San Jose, CA
Is it possible to be happy in this day and age?
With everything going on around us; the pandemic, cost of living, marital/relationship strife, injustice, immorality, crime, drugs and the continual stress of a technological age, how can one be truly happy?
Can happiness even exist in this modern, racing world?
The purpose of this group is to discuss the "secret" of happiness and help you improve your happiness in life.
If you want to be happier, more creative and more productive then this group is for you!
Our events will discuss and explore the definition of happiness, what gets in the way of one's happiness and how to achieve happiness.
This group is created by the Dianetics and Scientology Life Improvement Center.
Leap - an online meeting place for curious minds
San Francisco, CA
Leap is an exciting new online meeting place for curious minds. We get people talking via classes and conversations in small groups.
Topics cover everything from love and literature to current affairs and travel. Some of our experiences are one-offs, others take place over a number of weeks. So far we've had exciting and engaging talks on the inauguration, on relationships, on the concept of blame, on what's happening in Afghanistan, on movies, and on spirituality.
We've started to create a community of members who are curious by nature and love having good conversations about the things they care about.
For our full schedule of online experiences, sign up at leap.so/beta
Permanent Solutions for Stress Relief - San Jose
San Jose, CA
The purpose of this group is to provide emotional support in this unique time. This group is organized by a counselor with over 20 years of experience in providing help and support.
If recent events have affected you emotionally, this is the group for you.
We are holding regular group meetings to discuss how to reduce stress.
Unlike the people who are interested in making you more worried--such as people who tend to over-react or the news media--we are interested in making you more relaxed and happier. We want you to be more calm, more confident, more motivated, so you can make more friends, fall in love, improve your life!
Life goes on, and after the social distancing is over, you will be fine, but your life will be happier only when you MAKE your life better somehow. After all, what's the point of dodging the virus and staying out of harms way if you are not going to make your life worth living? You are doing so much to protect your life, so let's make it a really good life! That's the goal, isn't it?
In this group, we will have free online meetings to gain useful knowledge and learn skills to make our future better. We'll talk about how to get rid of stress, anxiety and depression. We'll learn tools to increase our happiness and self esteem.
Our meetups will be friendly, supportive and useful. Join this group now, and let's connect up online, and perhaps in person in the future.
This group is created by the Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center. All are welcome.
Holistic Vibes 333
Anyone that is looking to expand their consciousness…get out of old paradigms… grow into being a creator
I really would like to do weekly meditations -sound bowls, study’s, reading new thought Authors, coffee /tea, hikes ect… open to more possibilities of where the Devine takes us 🐝♥️
Healthy Mind - Healthy Body - Healthy Relationship
This is a group to help you develop a healthy life: From a healthy mind, to a healthy body, to a healthy relationship.
Everything starts out with the mind. If you don't have a healthy mind, your mental or emotional issues will likely affect your health negatively, and prevent you from having good relationships, too. A cheerful attitude can also make you look and feel younger. Therefore, the first thing to do is to improve your mind. In this group, we will talk about the key points of how to improve your mental health.
Your body can be improved in many ways, such as by better eating habits, sleeping habits, and exercising.
To have a healthy relationship, you have to know how to recognize whether a person is the right person for you or not. You also must maintain excellent communication with this person. In this group, we will talk about knowledge and tools to help you with both of these.
We will have regular, free meetings on Zoom, and our meetings will be led by an expert with over 20 years of experience helping people with communication, relationships, and mental health.
See you at our upcoming meetings, and let us improve our lives together!
This group is brought to you by the Dianetics and Scientology life improvement center located in Sacramento, California.
SF Loving Kindness Meditation lead by Comedian Amish Patel
San Francisco, CA
The purpose of this group is to invite lovers of Loving Kindness to practice Loving Kindness Meditation (arguably the most powerful and healing meditation in existence) with a loving group from around the world.
The plan for my practice is simple and consistent:
1. 20-30 minutes of stand up comedy that will teach the loving kindness philosophy and create a sate of joyfulness perfect for meditation.
2. 30 Minute Group Metta Meditation Practice.
3. Spiritual discussion and Rumi Oracle Card Readings.
Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/HYLELUjIl5M
With Loving Kindness!
BabaJI Shri Amish Patel
Award Winning Comedy Writer
Harvard* Certified Meditation Coach
Sunday Open Meditation
San Francisco, CA
Yes - it's possible to drop into the deep peace and open-heartedness you were born with. Each Sunday there's an online guided meditation on the themes of developing self-acceptance, self-compassion, or healing, then a short talk and discussion. Led by Christine Longaker, with forty years' experience teaching meditation and giving trainings for medical professionals. Open to everyone looking for breathing space in their life. Read more at https://www.christinelongaker.com/online-meditations-and-courses/
Women's Walking Meditation in Los Gatos
Los Gatos, CA
Looking for a simple way enjoy the beautiful nature around us and within us? You're invited to join me on a neighborhood walk in Los Gatos.
Typically 1 - 2 miles, at a comfortable pace. Though I do not provide a formal guided meditation, I encourage you to be mindful while we walk. (Conversation is enjoyed, but not required.)
To help me plan our next event, please tell me your preferred schedule on this quick google form: <br>https://forms.gle/u2ToPQeLkrcyruZg6
You can learn more about me and my daily walks here: <br>https://www.instagram.com/walkwithchristina/
Looking forward to walking with you.
☀️ Christina Coravos, Organizer
Wisdom for Communication and Relationships
Relationships can make you or break you, yet it's a wonder that parents and schools almost never teach this subject very well. TV's and movies are usually not great sources of relationship education either, so where do we learn about how to develop healthy relationships?
Another missing piece of knowledge is how to get over painful relationships or painful memories. Are there healthy ways of moving on from a relationship that has ended? The answer is YES.
Are there ways to avoid the wrong relationship partner? The answer is YES.
Communication is another factor that we need to address. I think we all can agree that communication is one of the most important factors in a relationship. Are there ways to improve communication so you are more likely to get into a relationship? The answer is YES. Are there ways to improve communication with a partner? The answer is YES!
In this group, we will discuss the following:
- How to get over a painful relationship, breakup or divorce
- How to move on emotionally and start over
- How to recognize narcissistic people
- How to know whether someone is the right person for you
- How to overcoming co-dependency
- How to prevent a dysfunctional relationship
- How to enlarge your social circle and make more friends
- How to improve your communication with your partner
In this group, you will likely learn knowledge about relationships that you have never learned anywhere else!
This group is created by the Dianetics and Scientology life improvement center located in Sacramento, California.
Sonoma County Go Wild Hikers
Santa Rosa, CA
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!
Heart & Soul Women's Collective - Live and Virtual Events
Los Osos, CA
Welcome to a (live and vitual) group of high-vibing, heart-centered women coming together for social activities (both live and virtually). Together we'll lift one another up, explore transformation, take walks, share meals, take vacations, spread more love in the world and create a safe and welcoming community where we all can be authentically ourselves.
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 virtues - universal, 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.
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).
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.
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!
The Secret of Health: Positive Thinking
Troubling thoughts, emotions, anxiety, tension, uncertainty, nervousness are all unknowingly created by our own minds.
STRESS, as they say, is the #1 killer. Even PHYSICAL ISSUES can often be caused by the mind. Life could be happy, enjoyable and successful if we were able to master this "enemy within".
Confidence, positive thinking, focus and your true able self would all be perfectly within reach, if this one factor could be tackled.
Find answers to the following questions:
* What is the hidden subconscious that is pulling us down?
* What are the three ways our thinking works?
* Positive thinking? How do you make it a habit?
Get the know-how of life in this group!
Our meetings will be led by an expert with over 20 years of experience helping people with personal development. He is also an experienced speaker who has been a successful consultant to hundreds of businesses.
This group is brought to you by the Dianetics and Scientology life improvement center in Sacramento, California.
Inner Engineering SF (Isha Yoga & Meditation Classes)
San Francisco, CA
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!
"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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
Understanding Marriages, Relationships and Related Problems
To gain new understandings of marriage or dating and the factors that make them work verses fail.
Any one who desires fresh and true information that really works should become a member and attend events.
Our group has discussions that include input from attendees about what marriage is, the factors that when not followed, bring failure and the basic data that when followed, help bring about success.
We will look at current data and introduce new workable information that is not well known and needs to be, because it works. From how to tell if an "interest" could work to the basics of why we should have someone at all. We include what some challenges are and finally the hidden source and biggest reason (hidden and you have not herd of it before) that can cause the best relationship to crash.
This group is sponsored by the Dianetics and Scientology center San Fransisco.
How to Improve your Self Confidence
Self confidence is something only you can give to yourself. Calmness, being certain of what you know and being able to communicate it to others is essential for work and personal relationships.
But how to have it?
We will be going over some simple techniques we have found to help you:
Express yourself with more self confidence
Connect with people better
Enjoy being with people more
This group is created by the Dianetics and Scientology Life Improvement Center of Sonoma.
Love. Heal. Thrive.
San Carlos, CA
Love yourself enough to heal. Heal yourself enough to thrive.
Love. Heal. Thrive. is a group of like-minded people who are looking to build community and attend classes on a variety of healing subjects. We cover many different topics to provide a unique combination for healing and growth. Class topics include: Monthly Community night, Crystals, Relationships, Pendulums, Empath tools, Intuition Development, Crystal Sound Healing, Digital Detoxing, Life-Grief healing and so much more. <br>
These classes have all been amazing and the community is so welcoming and transformational. We hope you will join us too!
<br>How has Energy Boot Camp helped past attendees? <br>“Erin Garay is one of the most motivational and inspirational women I know. She opened up a whole new world for me. That’s because Erin has the key to connecting both inner and outer wellbeing to produce lasting and life changing results. Her knowledge and passion for helping people is deep within her soul.” ~Sofia
“Erin has changed my life by opening chakras and healing wounds in ways that I didn’t know were possible. The love and kindness that she radiates in person flows naturally over to her practice and Energy Boot Camps. I always leave feeling honored and blessed to have attended.” ~Tess