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Suggested Health & Wellbeing Groups near California

Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Social Group

Palo Alto, CA

Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Social Group

**Welcome to Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Social Group!** **Our group is for people who practice a healthy lifestyle and have a positive mindset.  We are all about wellness, health and good energy.  If you exercise regularly, enjoy outdoor workouts, and are able to hike/walk 5-8 miles without any health issues (please consult with your personal physician), then come join us.** **Our group events have a very positive impact on people's lives, people meet, fall in love💘 meet new friends, happy, better health, less stress, anxiety, depression, isolate being alone and got extra bonus for LOVE ​💞** **How Hiking Is Good for Body and Mind:** **[https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/hiking-body-mind](https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/hiking-body-mind)** **Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently following CDC guidelines and protocol. [https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html](https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html)** **And most importantly, if you are actively coughing, sneezing or feel sick, please wait until you are better to join us.  We want all of you to feel safe and be well.** **We are so lucky to live in the Bay Area, California, where shaded tall tree forests, mountain trails with amazing views and beautiful sunset beach walks are all nearby. We would love to hear your suggestions for new beautiful areas to explore together.** **In general, we host events mostly in the late morning, afternoon and evenings, so you can get your beauty sleep and get your work done early, giving you options to fit your personal schedule.** **We’ll find most hiking and walking places under big tall trees or shaded, open space, amazing reviews in country parks without getting sunburns or too much sun exposure, at beaches with fresh ocean air or fresh ocean breeze, and beautiful sunsets.** **If you would like to reunite with old friends or meet new people, while exercising outdoors, come join us. We look forward to meeting you and making good memories together!** **When you attend group events: Implied consent is assumed that you're okay with being photographed without explicit written or oral permission. In case you don't want to be photographed, please feel free to let people know about.**

321 members · Public

Holistic Sanctuary

Fremont, CA

Holistic Sanctuary

Have you been feeling tired, overwhelmed, unsure, or alone in your self-healing journey? Welcome friends\~ We are a warm community of holistic healers and seekers combining education and practice, compassion and wisdom, balance and flow, in which to live natural, free and healthy from the inside-out. WHERE: Our Holistic Sanctuary Meetup is located next to 500-acres of beautiful green fields and lakes, and is a retreat for the body-mind-and-spirit. Enter the sacred gates, and you'll find yourself almost transported to another place, a hidden gem between Union City and Fremont. We meet at least once a month on weekends for group wellness, and we facilitate events such as volunteer "free natural healing clinics" around the Bay Area. During this time, we will be mainly hosting online wellness gatherings, "pockets of peace", and energy boosters. You are welcome to join us in our virtual sanctuary :) WHO: Come if you're curious, come if you're new or experienced to holistic wellness. All are welcome, we share the jewels of self-care together. This is a safe place to land, explore, connect, and just be. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: VIRTUAL SANCTUARY: Online - please see event descriptions IN PERSON: We do a group check in, a guided meditation, and learn about DIY Energy Medicine and Touch for Health self-care techniques. We're led by Junia Chou, Advanced Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner and Teacher and guest practitioners. We then dedicate a portion of the time to the special topic of the month (for example: Improving Insomnia, Food as Medicine, Head-to-Toe Massage, Chakra Clearing, Goal Balancing, Magnets and Crystals, Flower Healing, etc.) and includes hands-on partner practicing on chairs, mats, or massage tables (all included).

236 members · Public

Psychedelic Ministry - San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco, CA

Psychedelic Ministry - San Francisco Bay Area

Welcome to your local chapter of Psychedelic Ministry.\*   **Ministry means the act of serving**.  We show up in this Meetup in service to psychedelics and how psychedelics: * Support whole human wellness * Evolve our consciousness * Help us regain our sovereignty * Transform us so we can create an even more incredible life   (Please note at NO time will psychedelics be served at any of our events!) **This group is for you if you:** * Are interested in psychedelics (no matter your experience) * Enjoy other non-ordinary states of consciousness\*\*: play, meditation, breathwork, movement, and more * Want to continue growing, learning, evolving, transforming * Know your relationships can be even more than they are now (including your relationship to yourself) **Psychedelic Ministry** is about consciousness and freeing ourselves of limitations through education, inspiration, information, illumination, and community. **EDUCATION** Psychedelic Ministry is a place to learn from experts, researchers, psychonauts, and other amazing individuals contributing to the changing landscapes of psychedelics, the human mind, mind-body connection, epigenetics, healing trauma, and more.  **INSPIRATION** Psychedelic Ministry also includes vulnerable stories of individuals’ epic healing journeys as examples of what is possible. **INFORMATION** Psychedelic Ministry is here to share tips and tools to help you from preparation, set/setting, integration, how your mind works (neuroscience, neurochemistry, NLP), and so much more.  * Tools for life.  * Tools for journeys.  * Tools for transformation and growth. **ILLUMINATION** Psychedelic Ministry is here to bring the research and the healing stories to the masses, to bring the innovations and creations to your awareness, to open doors into consciousness and possibilities of what is possible for you, your relationships, and your future. **COMMUNITY** Psychedelic Ministry is also a place to connect with other like-minded people, people doing the inner work so they can create even more amazing lives.  Wherever you are on your own journey, we welcome you in! **Psychedelic Ministry is also a movement.**  And it starts here.  You are invited to be a part of it. * Our online events will draw attendees from all the chapters. * Local events will be hosted by community members. We also have a growing YouTube Channel.  Please check it out and SUBSCRIBE!  Interviews, transformational trip tools, healing journeys and even more are added regularly! ***\>\>https://bit\.ly/PsychedelicMinistryYouTube*** **Again, welcome to your local chapter of Psychedelic Ministry helping the whole human you are with wellness in all areas of your life.** **What to Expect** We offer Meetups in all areas of whole human wellness, including: * **Self** (emotional/psychological) - Deepen your relationship with YOU.  All change starts within you. * **Wealth** \- Financial health is key to whole human wellness \- escape poverty consciousness and evolve to wealth consciousness\. * **Health** \- Health is wealth\.  After all\, if you don’t have your health to enjoy your wealth\, what is the point?   * **Relationships** \- Evolve all of your relationships including intimate and family\.  Help teach your children the 21st century skills they need to know\. * **Spirituality & Consciousness** \- Open to infinite new possibilities in your life\. * **Sexuality** - Escape belief systems that have made sexuality "wrong" and "bad." Take your power back from sexual trauma. Events will offer information and time to connect through experiential exercises.  Special guests and experts in the field will also join us, so check often to see what is coming up! Come, explore, play, expand, transform, evolve, love.  BE even more of YOU. **Ministers** Remember, ministry simply means “in service to.”  Our “Ministers” (event facilitators, moderators, guests, etc.) are incredible individuals sharing their gifts for whatever they are each in service to.   **Trust the Timing Of YOUR Life** If you are hearing this or seeing this - know you are in the right place.  Trust the timing of your life.  Everything is here for you, including this moment right now - including this Meetup group. **Keep It Legal!** Please be aware we are in the Psychedelic Renaissance and have a long way to go.  Psychedelics are still primarily illegal.  Yes, some states and cities are “decriminalizing” - but decriminalization is NOT legalization.  It is your responsibility to know your local laws. **Community Guidelines & Agreements** Please also be aware of our Community Guidelines & Agreements for ALL Psychedelics Ministry events. Your participation in this group/community means you agree to the following: * Refrain from soliciting illegal substances or services from anyone attending events. Be kind, be respectful, and **keep it legal**.   * Group Administrators reserve the right to remove members for disregarding this agreement. * All Psychedelic Ministry events are alcohol and substance free.  Please attend sober online and in-person. \*This Meetup is available in many cities (as “chapters”) and will continue to expand around the globe. \*\*All of the following are descriptions of states of consciousness and generally refer to the same meanings: * Non-ordinary states * Altered states * Extraordinary states * Expanded states * Flow states

50 members · Public

Wim Hof Method Meetup Bay Area

San Francisco, CA

Wim Hof Method Meetup Bay Area

Be happier, healthier, stronger.  

I invite the Greater Bay Area community to join me for an introduction and or continued journey in the Wim Hof Method. I am Chuck McGee III and I am a certified WHM instructor and have studied the method with Wim Hof. I am passionate about teaching, instructing and of course practicing the method myself. 

See the Ice Man in action!

Watch more on Wim Hof here 

If you already are familiar with the method, welcome!

For those of you of you who are new, the WHM is built on three pillars: cold therapy, breathing and mindset/focus. What that means is that through commitment and patience towards practicing cold exposure and specialized breathing techniques you will change your mind and body in ways that will amaze you! Some of the benefits of the method include:

·  Increased energy

·  Better sleep

·  Heightened focus & intention

·  Improved sports performance

·  Reduced stress levels

·  Greater cold tolerance

·  Faster recovery

·  Increased creativity

Read more on the method here

If you are interested to explore more, there is a free introductory mini-class available online. You can also find more information on the scientific research here

This meetup group is to bring together anyone interested in practicing or learning more about the Wim Hof Method. We will offer introductory events, day-long events where you can go more in depth and longer adventures as well!

In these events we will be exploring the WHM breathing, the mindset & focus and of course finish with a cold exposure in the elements.  My hope is that everyone who joins the group will be able to develop a clear understanding of how the WHM breathing, mindset, focus and cold all integrate to allow practitioners to develop greater control over their health and well-being.

Our first event will be happening in early January 2018! Can't wait to see you there. 

About Chuck McGee III

As a Type 1 Diabetic, I have a unique perspective on health. For two years I have been practicing the method, including direct instruction from Wim Hof. I have helped lead expeditions up mountains in the winter in Poland and swam in freezing lakes worldwide. I even built a custom cold tub at my house so that I can take ice baths every day.

The WHM has given me a stronger grasp of my health than anything else I have discovered. All people are equally deserving of the benefits the WHM could bring. It is my goal to connect to as many people as possible and be a part of the wave of social change that the WHM can help us achieve. My belief in the benefits of the WHM is palpable and my drive to spread this information to others is relentless.

I am willing to teach private events at any location on the planet. If you have the group, I will be there.

2011 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 

2365 members · Public

Wisdom for Communication and Relationships

Sacramento, CA

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.

40 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!*** **No Show Policy** After 2.5 years and over 100 hikes, in January 2022, I will begin marking No Shows on Meetup. You can be a No Show for any reason and even contact me after the event (but the same day) and Not get marked No Show. But if you're a No Show and make No Effort to contact me you will be marked as a No Show. ***Four No Shows in one year Or Three No Shows in a row will be subject to being removed from the group.*** 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! 

2318 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.

147 members · Public