What we're about

Member of the East Bay Healing Collective offer weekly groups, various healing arts workshops/groups, and a variety of individual healing sessions in modalities such as Counseling, Coaching, Acupressure, Trauma Healing, Restorative Yoga, Breathwork, Creative Writing, and more.
Our intention is to support the well-being, health and wholeness of individuals and communities in an affordable way. Come visit a class or group and check us out! We're right near Ashby BART.

BECOME A MEMBER

Learn more about membership pricing and renting the space for workshops, classes & events on our website. (http://www.healingcollective.org/become-a-member/)

SPECIAL EVENTS

See the calendar for current details. (http://www.healingcollective.org/calendar/)

WEEKLY MEDITATION GROUPS:

Mondays: 6:30-8:15pm

Saturdays: 6:00-7:30pm

LOCATION:

We are located at 1840 Alcatraz Ave. Berkeley, CA 94703 (https://www.google.com/maps/place/1840+Alcatraz+Ave/@37.848624,-122.270225,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x80857e799cedc139:0xa9f444a556210b63) - just a few blocks from Ashby BART (http://www.bart.gov/stations/ashb).

We look forward to seeing you at the Collective and supporting your well-being.

Mike McGarry & Michael Bedar

Upcoming events (4+)

Heart of Light Meditation

East Bay Healing Collective; Coming Home Room

Come join us for an evening of silent meditation in sacred community. Silent meditation gives one the space to unfold and relax into one's natural and undivided self. This practice is excellent for maintaining a life of well being while consciously continuing along a path of self care and discovery. In practicing together, we support each other in our individual processes as well as being with what is, exactly as it is in the present moment.

This group is offered every Monday evening at 6:30 pm at the East Bay Healing Collective. This group is led in roughly a Dharma Talk style: after the meditation, the facilitator gives a talk that draws upon teachings from Buddhism as well as many other traditions from East and West.

Starting Monday, June 21, the group again will meet in person. All fully vaccinated people are welcome to attend and be maskless in the room. Unvaccinated folks attend at their own risk. The sangha will be “hybrid.” Folks who are at a distance or who don’t feel comfortable meeting in person can join by Zoom. Here's the link:
https://zoom.us/j/225013362?pwd=Z203SjNGY0tmRktMajFIZHBPekNMdz09
Password =[masked]
The Zoom meeting is preset to mute guests on entrance, so it's no problem to arrive late, even during the silent sit or the dharma talk, because you'll be automatically on mute when you enter.

Open to everyone and well-suited for beginners and experienced meditators alike, a typical evening includes 40 minutes of meditation, a talk inspired by various spiritual teachings, and interactive time of Q & A / discussion. One only needs the openness to sit with oneself, the curiosity to be with what arises, and the courage to be honest about what is discovered.

If you are new to meditation and would like some extra guidance or have questions, feel free to come a few minutes early and/or stay a few minutes late! Further your practice with us, or come dip a toe into a quiet reflective space and explore what is here for you.

The sangha is offered to the community free of charge. At the end of the evening, participants have the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution only if they feel moved to do so.

You can hear some of Mike's past dharma talks here (http://heartoflight.podbean.com/).

If you'd like to share feedback about a previous session of this sangha, please share that here.
(https://forms.gle/TEQbrRfexb6kJZN59).
Mike welcomes any feedback that anyone has to share.

1st and 3rd Tue : Conscious Deep Connection

East Bay Healing Collective; Coming Home Room

$12.00

1ST AND 3RD TUES (vaxed only) - @ EBHC - 7 min walk from Ashby BART
if you have trouble getting tickets here, use this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/copy-of-conscious-deep-connection-and-jedigoddess-hacking-tickets-207527930627
So What is Deep Connect?

'Conscious Deep Connecting and Jedi/Goddess Hacking Community' meetings are more than just the cool new Bay-Area-style self-improvement, Authentic communication meetup on the block.

We will teach each other secrets to go deep and get real. We will guide each other and use this practice to expand into a new exploration of the big things in our lives - community, creativity, wealth, purpose, sex, and love.

Whether you are a 30-something techie seeking long-term partnership or a 50-something looking gain insight into your personal struggles, this is a chance to put away your cell phone, and be amazed by ordinary people. This is not a fake-being-happy workshop. Laughter and crying will be equally welcome.

Unlike some meetups that can be overly 'heady" or lecture-oriented, this is a 'Hybrid' Connection event. DC combines meditation, games, awareness-building one-on-one and group activities, and deep reflection; allow with a chance to connect and be social in a low-pressure environment. Walk in to grow with strangers, ...leave as friends. 🙂

NEW COVID PROTOCOL- Given Bay Area guidelines. Proof of vaccination will be required, masks will be worn when not eating, and keeping 3-ft distance until at least the end of August, and will be reviewed then.

EBHC Support Circle (In-Person & All Genders)

East Bay Healing Collective

$11.00

Join us for an evening of deep and authentic conversation.

This Support Circle at the East Bay Healing Collective offers a non-judgmental container where people can speak openly about issues they might find difficult to discuss anywhere else. Topics can revolve around physical & mental health, relationships, sexuality, career, family ties, and more. Our mission is to create a safe space to both receive and give support to our fellow human beings - to form deeper connections with others by sharing our personal journeys in a group format.

If you would like help processing some of the challenging experiences you’ve been going through at work, in your relationships, or at home, join us and relieve the pain of a mind wandering alone. When we are able to be vulnerable and kind to one another we restore our humanity.

By the end of each gathering a weight is lifted from each of us. And from that light-hearted place of compassion, we are better equipped to take inspired action, set creative goals, and build the lives we aspire for.

Meetings consist of:
- A settling meditation or body exercise.
- A brief Check-in to share your week and be heard through reflection.
- Extended “Circles" for anyone to unpack an issue they’ve been struggling through - with the opportunity to receive feedback, honesty, and most importantly - Empathy.
- Lastly a personal accountability commitment for growth.

Schedule :
7:00PM - 9:15PM.
One Thursday a Month

COST: $11 to be collected on the day of the meeting.

You can prepay if you do not want to forget.
Venmo: @Jordan-Fong (Photo w/ me and two dogs)

Location:
East Bay Healing Collective
1840 Alcatraz Ave · Berkeley, CA
(Go through the front door and our room will be to the left, ring door bell if front door is locked)

*Do not let money stand in the way of attending one of our meetings. Please e-mail me below if you are under financial pressure and we can work something out*

Thanks for reading. We appreciate and look forward to your addition to our circle 🙏

Please contact [masked] for any questions.

NEW ATTENDEES: Please review our Code of Conduct before attending any meeting: https://tinyurl.com/y5qshmgz

[COVID Requirements] Attendees are required to show proof of vaccination or they will be turned away.

Saturday Night Sangha

East Bay Healing Collective; Coming Home Room

Welcome to Saturday Night Sangha! We are a peer led meditation group that welcomes and supports people from all spiritual traditions. We meet for a 40 minute meditation, followed by a talk and community discussion. We have a tradition of going out to dinner after the meeting, which you are warmly invited to join.

WE ARE NOW MEETING LIVE AT THE EAST BAY HEALING COLLECTIVE AT 6PM. YOU ARE STILL WELCOME TO JOIN US BY ZOOM.

We are located at 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA.

If you are not on our email list, please email Brian at [masked] and I will add you to our list to receive our weekly zoom links.

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Saturday Night Sangha

East Bay Healing Collective; Coming Home Room

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