May 13, 2019 3:00 PM

Overview Location: Faroe Islands Dates: May 13 - 18, 2019 If you're looking for an incredible photography destination in 2019, join Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha in the fantastical Faroe Islands for six days (five nights) of exploration and adventure. Come let us help you take your landscape, night, and portrait photography skills to the next level!  You'll get a chance to work closely with both of us as we tackle a variety of topics (primarily in the field, with some classroom learning and critiques) aimed at expanding your technical photo skills and your creative vision, all while soaking in the  splendour of an incredible environment. The Faroe Islands Located between Iceland and Norway - a small archipelago of volcanic islands; a place that looks like someone mashed together Scotland + Greenland + Ireland + Iceland. This will be a six-day workshop with a great group blending daytime landscape/nature (and even portrait!) photography with a night component.  If you're looking to come explore an incredible country with a group of passionate people - well, we'd love to have you there! Itinerary (note: subject to change as we finalize all details) Day 1 - Monday, May 13 -  Workshop starts mid-afternoon at about 3PM at our hotel on Vagar. Group introductions, overview, astrophotography presentations, field sunset session. Day 2 - Tuesday, May 14 -   Sunrise photography around  Vagar, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, dinner at Vagar Hotel, sunset session on Vagar. Day 3 - Wednesday, May 15 -  Transfer day to Gjogv with stop in scenic Saxon. Early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset in northern Eysturoy, possibility of night session. Day 4 - Thursday, May 16 - Sunrise somewhere near Gjogv, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset session on northern Streymoy. Day 5 - Friday, May 17 -  Sunrise somewhere near Gjogv, close to hotel, breakfast back at hotel, break, 2-hour classroom sessions just before dinner, early dinner at Gjaargardur, sunset session on northern Streymoy, night session. Day 6 - Saturday, May 18 - Final group breakfast. The finer details: Included:- Daily instruction/mentoring by Paul Zizka and Dave Brosha- All in-country accommodations + breakfast/dinner during the dates of the workshop- In-country transportation during duration of workshop (we have a number of rental vans secured) Not Included:- International Airfare (participants will need to be in Vagar, Faroe Islands for the start date of the workshop)- Lunches. As this will be a workshop around late nights and early mornings, participants will have free time from late morning through late afternoon; as such, lunches aren't with the group and are "on own".- Travel Insurance Price/Payment Schedule: Cost: CAD $4,950  Payment options: Full payment or $1050 non-refundable deposit to secure a space with remaining three payments spread over the year:   Non-Refundable Deposit: CAD $1,050   Payment #2: CAD $1,300 - August 1, 2018  Payment #3: CAD $1,300 - November 1, 2018  Payment #4:  CAD $1,300 - February 1, 2019 Note: failure to pay by payment due date means forfeiting deposit and spot will be freed up and potentially sold to another interested participant (see more in cancellation policy below). If unforeseen circumstances arise, participants are welcome to transfer/sell their space to another interested participant. Accommodations Hotel Vágar Gjáargarður - Guesthouse of Gjógv Important note:  this is not a "luxury" tour.   While we feel you will find it very comfortable, please note that accommodations will be shared (two participants per room).  We will do our best, however, to accomodate friends/spouses traveling together to ensure you room in the same cabin.  All accommodations during the duration of the workshop dates (from kick-off to final group breakfast) included.   Transportation All in-country transportation from the time of the formal workshop kick-off at the hotel in Vagar (details of which to be sent to participants upn registration) to final group breakfast included/covered. What to expectThe workshop is suitable for participants of all levels of experience in photography. Most locations will be readily accessible with drives/short hikes.  This event focuses primarily on landscape and outdoor photography, but participants are free to ask questions about and practice portrait photography as well. It is worth noting that the workshop will be quite intense in order to maximize field time. Participants are not expected to participate in every aspect of the workshop/tour. It’s up to you to get out as much as you like, though of course it is recommended you give it your all. LEAVE NO TRACE Both Dave and Paul preach and live the ethics of "leave no trace" photography, which means that the utmost care is given, while hiking and photographing, to leaving zero impact on the natural environment.  Participants are expected to approach this tour with the same ethics at all times. What to BringAs this event is in May in the Faroes, there is the possibility of some very diverse weather conditions and cool temperatures, especially in the late evening and early mornings.  Please come prepared for a variety of weather conditions as the more comfortable you are, the more enjoyable your experience will be.  Make sure to pack:• suitable and comfortable clothing, which you can layer (including long underwear)• warm jacket.• waterproof jacket and pants• hiking boots (we will be in potentially wet and rocky areas)• warm hat• a headlamp or flashlight• gloves (try to find gloves that still allow you to operate your camera)• your own camera equipment (preferably DSLR, which allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings and a range of lenses, if you have).  Our recommended lenses to bring would be one wide angle lens with a fast aperture (useful for night photography) and a 70-200MM lens.  Other lenses are useful, of course, but those two lenses were our most frequented "go-to" lenses. • a sturdy tripod • a cable (or wireless) shutter release• a laptop for editing (with editing software, preferably Adobe) As well, we optionally recommend: • small first aid kit• blister bandages• water bottle Cancellation Policy Spots are non-refundable but are transferrable (i.e. if the participant is able to find someone else to take their spot and can sell/transfer the spot to a new participant, this is acceptable). Although extremely unlikely, OFFBEAT Photography Ltd reserve the right to cancel the tour at any time for a variety of reasons (i.e. if a  minimum number of participants is not met or if unforeseen circumstances dramatically impacted cost of the tour or global conditions somehow warranted a cancellation).  In the very unlikely event of a cancellation, all monies/deposits made to OFFBEAT Photography Ltd. would be refunded to participants however no compensation would be made for participant flight cancellation fees.  Insurance It is not only advised but required that participants have trip cancellation insurance, including medical/illness insurance and emergency medical transport coverage (proof required within 4 months of departure).  By purchasing a spot you are acknowledging that you accept these conditions. Travel Visa It is the participant's responsibility to ensure they have a valid Travel Visa (if applicable/required) for the duration of the workshop.   About Dave Brosha "Critically acclaimed....spectacular photos." - The Globe and Mail Holding a passion for the world and an eye for the beauty it contains, northern commercial, personal, and landscape photographer Dave Brosha is on a continual journey to seek out and capture the beauty of this world – whether it’s the beauty of some of most extreme and pristine environments in the world, or the beauty of some of a person’s most personal moments. In addition to living throughout northern Canada for much of his life, Dave – along with his wife and children – have also lived in Asia and have traveled extensively through both the many provinces and territories of their native country and numerous countries abroad. Dave’s personal affiliations and representations include the First Light agency, Aurora Images, Offset, Getty Images (stock), National Geographic (stock), and the Canadian Press, for which Dave is a freelance photographer.   About Paul Zizka Specializing in photographing in difficult conditions and hard-to-reach places, Paul has a passion for shooting alpine sports and backcountry experiences, capturing the spirit of adventurers and finding unusual angles of common mountain subjects. As a landscape photographer, he particularly enjoys the challenge of capturing nature’s beauty at night and the unique features that come with a dark sky – stars, Northern Lights and dramatic silhouettes. Paul’s award-winning photos have been featured in a variety of publications, includingIMPACT, Alpinist, Canadian Geographic, Islands, PhotoLife, Fodors.com and explore magazine. In addition to his work for a number of clients, over the past few years Paul has created a signature collection of images for Banff Lake Louise Tourism, which are used to promote Banff National Park throughout the world. In the Canadian Rockies, Paul has hiked extensively in the backcountry and photographed from the summits of countless peaks. His adventures abroad include a 1400-km unsupported double-crossing of Iceland on foot (2004), which is believed to be the first of its kind, and a 1488-km solo crossing of the South Island of New Zealand (2007). Recent travels have taken him backpacking in the Caribbean, exploring tiny insular nations of the Pacific, trekking in remote corners of Scandinavia and Nepal, and ski touring on Baffin Island. For any additional questions, please contact us at [email protected]

Nov 24, 2018 7:00 PM

▄ █ ▄ █ Formation Meets Jungle Slammer ▄ █ ▄ █ part 2 Boxing Day Special 4 arenas, Indoor & Outdoor 26th dec 2018 10pm - 4am 2Funky Music Cafe & Lounge After the last ramed out sell out event we are back bigger better Who Remember Back in the day at Starlight 2001 ? with the heavy jungle bassline & the mc,s Controlling your mind its time to bring back the original vibes Leicester meets Nottingham Formation Meets Jungle Slammer the Original Combination Becuase The Bass To dark main arena : 100% Jungle DJs ●► Randall ●► Nicky Black Market ●► Ray Keith ●► DJ SS ●► MRB ●► Tflex ●► Richie Swift ●► + more MCs ●► Bassman ●► Trigga ●► Mc Spyda (Chilling with the mans dem) ●► TODDLAH ●► MC murdyer ●► Weejii Room 2: Dub ●►MORRELL SOUND SYSTEM Room 3 oldies soul funk/Rnb /hip hop /Reggae ●► Black Squad Sound (Dj Blacks & Pepper Hype) ●► Glamour ●► Dj Klassique . ●► Room 4 Drum & Bass Bass Militantz ●► SPECIAL GUEST TBC ●►DJSS ●►Kyzer ●►Dj Sleepless ●►SWIFTCITY Intencity b2b swift ●►Chapman ●►Relentless ●►H8to Mcs ●►Jaff, ●►a.t, ●►vandal, ●►viper, ●►gully

Oct 27, 2018 8:30 PM

HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY BOOZE CRUISE We will begin boarding at 8pm and depart at 9:00 PM SHARP! Make your Halloween in Chicago one to remember with this 3-hour boat cruise Featuring sightseeing and dancing along the Chicago River and Lake Michigan. Feast your eyes on incredible views of iconic Windy City sights like Navy Pier, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Buckingham Fountain and Soldier Field. Then get the party started with the help of top Chicago DJs, who will mix up a selection of dance favorites. Enjoy a few drinks (own expense) as you soak up beautiful afternoon views, watching as the lights of the city begin to glow at dusk. As you dance and drink the evening away, make sure to take a peek at the magnificent views of the illuminated Chicago skyline visible in the distance. It’s the perfect way to kick off a fun night on the town. Highlights Breathtaking views of Chicago’s skyline and Chicago River The open-air roof top deck is 100ft long with bench seating along both sides. Cash and Credit bars available on both levels. This is a 21+ event. We set sail rain or shine. Chicago best DJ's will be playing on 2 levels Indoors and Outdoors. Enjoy a few drinks (own expense) as you soak up beautiful sunset views, watching as the lights of the city begin to glow at dusk. We will begin with a cruise along the Chicago River. Next a trip through the Chicago Locks and onto Lake Michigan for stunning views of the Chicago Skyline at dusk. We will return to the dock promptly at 11:30pm. The "Summer of George" is a United States Coast Guard inspected vessel. It is equipped with new life floats and life jackets for all passengers. The vessel is operated by a licensed 100 Ton Captain and inspected by the USCG annually. We are experienced in the marine industry and are family owned and operated. This is a 21+ event. No Refunds. We set sail rain or shine TAGS Things To Do In Chicago, IL Party Auto, Boat & Air SHARE WITH FRIENDS Facebook Facebook Messenger LinkedIn Twitter email  

May 18, 2018 1:00 PM

Last Day To Sign Up: May 14, 2018!   Attention CAIS Campers! Presenting the Spring 2018 edition of CAIS Family Camping at Olema Campground on the weekend of May 18-20, 2018. This is a great opportunity to spend time with the awesome people in the CAIS community! The fun begins as early as Friday afternoon for those who choose to get a head start on the weekend. Other campers will arrive on Saturday morning in time for lots of outdoor activities—such as playing soccer at the campground or visiting nearby beaches and parks. The evening includes a community barbeque, fun around the campfire and s'mores for all.  This Camp will no doubt add its own special events to the growing lore of CAIS Family Camp. Be part of the fun! (password: cais150) No camping gear? No problem! A list of resources is included here or search the internet for local stores (e.g. Sports Basement, Costco, REI) that have camping equipment for purchase and/or rental.  Want to attend AND want to sleep in a cozy bed? Click here for nearby lodging accommodations.  Also, check out www.JucyUSA.com, a mini-van RV equipped with stove, sink, and refrigerator.   Want to lend/borrow camping equipment?  Click here to enter the equipment you're willing to share, or browse to see what's available to borow.  Olema Campground is located on Route 1 in Olema about an hour north of San Francisco. It has well­ maintained bathrooms with hot showers and open areas for playing. We welcome everyone to participate in the Saturday night barbecue; all other meals are on your own.  Pt. Reyes Station, a small town full of eateries (Cowgirl Creamery, Bovine Bakery) is only 5 minutes away.  Two families will share each campsite, and each campsite is equipped with 1 picnic table and 1 fire ring. There is only enough space for two cars per campsite. If you are bringing in an RV, please contact May ([email protected]) prior to purchasing tickets.  Additional cars must be parked at the Campground’s central lot. We also must have the campground cleared by Sunday at 12pm.  The Saturday night communal barbecue will feature snacks, traditional charcoal-grilled meats, baked salmon and veggies, and s'mores for kids of all ages. Special Note: Each adult family member is expected to participate in some way in putting on the communal Saturday night barbecue. Select how you'd like to volunteer during the checkout process and see additional volunteer opportunities as well.  Volunteer opportunities for kids too!

Oct 23, 2018 6:00 PM

How can we use Artificial Intelligence to enhance user experience? There are a myriad of menus and options users navigates on a daily basis to accomplish their tasks. How might we leverage usage patterns and AI to better anticipate how a user will interact with a product and be responsive to their unique needs, while also considering the overall ecosystem of user engagement. Panelist will focus on expanding these questions and thinking about how AI can be a tool for both designers and users as a way to remove friction and make every product experiences seamless. Join us in the panel with the to see how companies like Facebook, Google, Chekr and Lyft approach designing with AI. Moderator Emily Pries, Teaching Engineer, Lyft Emily Pries is a Teaching Engineer at Lyft, where she helps software developers build out their technical toolkits. She believes that all of us have a stake in the future of machine learning and works to bridge the gap between development and impact. Prior to joining Lyft, she taught high school courses on machine learning and computer science. Speakers William Ngan, Design Engineer, Facebook AI William currently works at Facebook AI as a design engineer. Previously he was head of design at Origami Logic, and designer at Google, Microsoft, and Sony. His personal works had been shown at Whitney Musuem Artport, Museum Sheffield, and other venues and publications. He is the creator of Pts, a creative coding and visualization library. Amir Hadjihabib, Design Lead, Checkr Amir is a San Francisco based Product Designer and avid photographer. Currently he is leading the Design Team at Checkr, helping build a fairer future for people looking for work. Previously while working at Zendesk, he was part of the team that created the Link-SF app, a tool for connecting the underserved community with life-saving resources. In 2015 he was a Code for America Fellow, his team was partnered with Somerville, MA building tools for teachers to better understand their students. He took nights off to be a professor of User Experience at the Academy of Art University, helping young designers grow. Amir seeks inspiration from the outdoors and can often be found feeding his voracious cookie habit. Anton Volkov, Head of design Google Allo, Google Duo and Google Assistant for messaging REFUND POLICY: We do not offer refunds. All ticket sales go directly to supporting AIGA SF programming and events. Connect with us and never miss out! Follow our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and make sure you're signed up for our Newsletter. 

Apr 06, 2019 8:30 AM

Course Description: This highly interactive course is designed for clinicians who have already had some experience working with clients with limb loss, but want to further challenge their clients in order to improve their functional outcomes.   Do your clients complain of low back pain when standing and walking? Are your clients confident in their functional abilities? Does your client have a stubborn gait deviation that you just can't resolve? Do you struggle with the role of prosthetic alignment when providing gait training? Are you wanting a better understanding of how prosthetic knees (including microprocessor knees) function? Do you have clients who want to perform at a higher functional level? (Eg running, golfing, skiing, cycling, etc)   Learn how to progress your clients a step above their current function by attending this two day dynamic course with the opportunity to work with patient volunteers and a local prosthetist. The course will cover the following topics:   Low back pain with prosthetic use: why does it happen and how to prevent/resolve  What are realistic outcomes: good enough vs maximal function. Are you underestimating client    potential? Clinical patterns: knowing how to build a good foundation for optimal function; when/how to progress without negatively affecting future outcomes  The importance of single leg stance stability in gait and higher level function   How prosthetic alignment impacts gait training In - depth gait analysis and how to improve gait symmetry Prosthetic knees (including microprocessor knees): how they work and how best to train clients  on various knees Body-resisted exercises for functional core and limb strengthening   This 2-Day course runs from 8:30am-4:30pm each day.   Course Objectives: 1.  Understand basic prosthetic alignment principles and how alignment can affect your gait training    ability; learn to recognize sub-optimal alignment in Trans Tibial and Trans Femoral gait, and how to work with the prosthetist and client in achieving optimal alignment for maximum function   2.  Understand the importance of core strength in contracture management, movement patterns and on all levels of function; learn how to strengthen core and limbs functionally   3.  Understand principles of different prosthetic foot and knee designs, and learn how to maximize gait efficiency and functional use of components. (Training with microprocessor knees will depend on availability of client volunteers with microprocessor knees) **** A local prosthetist, Scott Pearen C.P. (c) from Hodgson Orthopedic Group, will also attend the course. He will answer questions and make alignment changes on volunteer client models if applicable. Instructors Shirlene Campbell  PT Shirlene Campbell has 27 years of experience working in the field of adult and pediatric limb loss rehabilitation. Shirlene is currently working privately in the community providing in-home prosthetic gait training for clients having undergone amputations for many different reasons, including trauma. Shirlene's mission is to help her clients achieve their goals and maximize their function, working closely with prosthetists for best practice in achieving optimal outcomes. Shirlene is experienced with microprocessor knees and teaching clients how to use them. Shirlene is keen to assist other health care professionals to learn more about limb loss rehabilitation, and has been involved in teaching at U of T, UBC and the George Brown College P&O Program. Scott Pearen, C.P.(c) Prosthetist from Hodgson Orthopedic Group Scott is a Certified Prosthetist. He graduated from the BCIT prosthetics and orthotics program in 2004 and received his national certification in 2006. Scott has had the opportunity to experience numerous ventures in the prosthetics field. He has worked in both public and private clinics, as well as providing training for one of the industry’s largest manufacturers. In 2009, he managed a large rehab hospital in northern Pakistan with the Canadian Red Cross, before coming back to Vancouver to start the Hodgson Orthopedic Group. In his spare time, Scott loves to keep active and enjoy all of the great outdoor things that Vancouver offers. Scott enjoys curling in the winter and spring months, and looks forward to continuing improvement of his golf scores and taking his game from double bogies to birdies. Register now as space is limited!   PABC members benefit from significant savings on courses. Not a member yet? Explore membership. Licensing: All participants are responsible for ensuring that they have a current license to practice from the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC). If participants are from out of BC, they must acquire a Courtesy License from CPTBC: http://cptbc.org/applicants/registration-applicants/courtesy-registration/. PABC Course Cancellation Policy: PABC Course refunds are issued for cancellations received two weeks prior to the event,  less a $100 Cancellation fee. No refunds are issued for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the event.

Oct 25, 2018 6:30 PM

Hosted by Jeffrey Platts & Johnny Blackburn Circling or Authentic Relating Is a way of communicating and relating with another or a small group of human being that allows for deeper connection and presence. This unique, beautiful and profound practice, is sort of like a relational meditation, that allows for more connection and awareness. Equal parts improv conversation, art form, and interpersonal meditation, the purpose of Circling is twofold: 1. CONNECTION: The experience of feeling safe, accepted, open & “being seen” as we are expressing our authentic selves is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and Circling provides a safe contain for us to see and celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world. 2. AWARENESS: Circling provides a container that also supports enhanced awareness deeper and wider aspects of ourselves and others. It helps us see and appreciate more beauty and nuance in others and can reveal “relational blind spots” (places where we may push away the depth of connection and intimacy that’s possible). There are certain dimensions of our personal sevles that can only be seen, felt and known in the safe acceptance of relational presence with others and to this end Circling can be an essential relational practice for greater Awareness & Freedom. Through this fresh, direct-experience, in-the-moment process, we have more choice about how we respond because we’re aware of our blind spots. You may be interested if you are:- in relationship and want to deepen with your partner…- single, and looking to attract someone to explore deeper connection with…- looking to be able to create faster rapport & deeper connection with ANYONE–family, friends, prospective clients… GUIDELINES 1. This event will be capped at a small number of spaces. An advanced ticket is required to reserve your spot: 2. Doors open at 6:30pm. DOORS CLOSE promptly at 7:00pm. Please plan to arrive by 6:45pm to check-in and settle. Plan ahead to allow time traffic and parking. Due to the nature of this event, no one will be admitted after 7pm, so please plan accordingly. 3. Please wear clothes that are comfortable for sitting on the floor. Cushions and some backjacks will be provided. If you would like a little more support, please feel free to bring an additional small pillow or a cushion. 4. Please plan to arrive early/on time and stay for the full duration of the event. There are a limited number of spaces available, so please only purchase a ticket if you are able to arrive on time and attend for the FULL duration of the evening. 5. No food or eating will be allowed during the circling. If you would like to eat at Eve, please plan to arrive earlier to make sure your meal is completed before we start promptly at 7:00pm. 6. This event is for adults 18+. 7. If you received an email purchase confirmation from Eventbrite, you do not need to print out your ticket. Just give your name at the door. 7. ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE.  SCHEDULE 6:30 Arrival/check-inPlease plan to arrive by 6:45pm to check-in and settle. 7:00pm DOORS CLOSE AT 7:00PM *SHARP*7pm to 10pm Circling LOCATION Encinitas. Exactly location details will be sent to ticket holders 24 hours before the event.  TICKETS Tickets go on sale starting Thursday, October 4 at 5pm PT.First 5 tickets available at half-price ($12.50 + fee). First-come, first-serve.$25 Regular Admission Ticket purchase required to reserve a spot. Previous events have sold out.  MORE ABOUT CIRCLING/AUTHENTIC RELATING http://www.jeffreyplatts.com/circling/ http://integralcenter.org/what-is-circling/  HISTORYCircling is an evolving relational practice that has lineages to Authentic World, The Integral Center and other teachers. It has spawned various practice groups and styles across North America, Europe and across the globe. We share these circling events here in San Diego as both a celebration and extension of the practice. For a deeper training and study of the practice, we recommend The Integral Center's intensive T3 Training. ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS Johnny Blackburn is a developmental coach, author, speaker & event facilitator specializing in helping people awaken greater potential & living from deeper presence & connection in work, love & life. Blackburn’s original background in Management Consulting, Master’s degree in Psychology, more than 3000 client-coaching hours as a Professionally Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation & hundreds of hours facilitating groups & live experiential events all combine to provide an integrated approach to embodied transformational experiences and skill-building for practical work, love & life applications. He provides a safe & playfully challenging experiential container with heightened presence & openness enabling participants to experience greater possibilities within themselves & deeper intimacy with others. Personally, Johnny enjoys many forms of movement, martial arts, surfing, dancing Tango, being outdoors, reading, learning, laughing, preparing and eating delicious slow food, local community gatherings, traveling the world, going to festivals, having authentic conversations with friends, loved ones & “strangers”, and being still. More at http//johnnyblackburn.net Jeffrey Platts is a dating & relationship coach with one mission: to help single good men remember that they belong and are worthy of being in a relationship with an amazing, well-matched woman, NO MATTER what flavor of healthy masculinity they embody. With over 24 years of personal study and transformational training, he has led nearly 200 workshops and retreats on personal growth, dating, and communication. Jeffrey's work and writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, Washington Post, ABC News, Authentic Man Program and the Good Men Project. He brings a rich, results-based toolbox of insights and experiences to his facilitation, integrating his adventures as DJ, amateur stand-up comedian, salsa dancer, yoga teacher and world traveler. More at http://jeffreyplatts.com

Nov 15, 2018 6:30 PM

Hosted by Jeffrey Platts & Johnny Blackburn Circling or Authentic Relating Is a way of communicating and relating with another or a small group of human being that allows for deeper connection and presence. This unique, beautiful and profound practice, is sort of like a relational meditation, that allows for more connection and awareness. Equal parts improv conversation, art form, and interpersonal meditation, the purpose of Circling is twofold: 1. CONNECTION: The experience of feeling safe, accepted, open & “being seen” as we are expressing our authentic selves is one of the most rewarding experiences we can have as human beings, and Circling provides a safe contain for us to see and celebrate each person for the unique flavor they bring to the world. 2. AWARENESS: Circling provides a container that also supports enhanced awareness deeper and wider aspects of ourselves and others. It helps us see and appreciate more beauty and nuance in others and can reveal “relational blind spots” (places where we may push away the depth of connection and intimacy that’s possible). There are certain dimensions of our personal sevles that can only be seen, felt and known in the safe acceptance of relational presence with others and to this end Circling can be an essential relational practice for greater Awareness & Freedom. Through this fresh, direct-experience, in-the-moment process, we have more choice about how we respond because we’re aware of our blind spots. You may be interested if you are:- in relationship and want to deepen with your partner…- single, and looking to attract someone to explore deeper connection with…- looking to be able to create faster rapport & deeper connection with ANYONE–family, friends, prospective clients… GUIDELINES 1. This event will be capped at a small number of spaces. An advanced ticket is required to reserve your spot: 2. Doors open at 6:30pm. DOORS CLOSE promptly at 7:00pm. Please plan to arrive by 6:45pm to check-in and settle. Plan ahead to allow time traffic and parking. Due to the nature of this event, no one will be admitted after 7pm, so please plan accordingly. 3. Please wear clothes that are comfortable for sitting on the floor. Cushions and some backjacks will be provided. If you would like a little more support, please feel free to bring an additional small pillow or a cushion. 4. Please plan to arrive early/on time and stay for the full duration of the event. There are a limited number of spaces available, so please only purchase a ticket if you are able to arrive on time and attend for the FULL duration of the evening. 5. No food or eating will be allowed during the circling. If you would like to eat at Eve, please plan to arrive earlier to make sure your meal is completed before we start promptly at 7:00pm. 6. This event is for adults 18+. 7. If you received an email purchase confirmation from Eventbrite, you do not need to print out your ticket. Just give your name at the door. 7. ALL TICKETS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE & NON-TRANSFERABLE.  SCHEDULE 6:30 Arrival/check-inPlease plan to arrive by 6:45pm to check-in and settle. 7:00pm DOORS CLOSE AT 7:00PM *SHARP*7pm to 10pm Circling LOCATION Encinitas. Exact location details will be sent to ticket holders 24 hours before the event.  TICKETS Tickets go on sale starting Friday, October 12 at 5pm PT.First 5 tickets available at half-price ($12.50 + fee). First-come, first-serve.$25 Regular Admission Ticket purchase required to reserve a spot. Previous events have sold out well in advance. MORE ABOUT CIRCLING/AUTHENTIC RELATING http://www.jeffreyplatts.com/circling/ http://integralcenter.org/what-is-circling/  HISTORYCircling is an evolving relational practice that has lineages to Authentic World, The Integral Center and other teachers. It has spawned various practice groups and styles across North America, Europe and across the globe. We share these circling events here in San Diego as both a celebration and extension of the practice. For a deeper training and study of the practice, we recommend The Integral Center's intensive T3 Training. ABOUT THE CO-HOSTS Johnny Blackburn is a developmental coach, author, speaker & event facilitator specializing in helping people awaken greater potential & living from deeper presence & connection in work, love & life. Blackburn’s original background in Management Consulting, Master’s degree in Psychology, more than 3000 client-coaching hours as a Professionally Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation & hundreds of hours facilitating groups & live experiential events all combine to provide an integrated approach to embodied transformational experiences and skill-building for practical work, love & life applications. He provides a safe & playfully challenging experiential container with heightened presence & openness enabling participants to experience greater possibilities within themselves & deeper intimacy with others. Personally, Johnny enjoys many forms of movement, martial arts, surfing, dancing Tango, being outdoors, reading, learning, laughing, preparing and eating delicious slow food, local community gatherings, traveling the world, going to festivals, having authentic conversations with friends, loved ones & “strangers”, and being still. More at http//johnnyblackburn.net Jeffrey Platts is a dating & relationship coach with one mission: to help single good men remember that they belong and are worthy of being in a relationship with an amazing, well-matched woman, NO MATTER what flavor of healthy masculinity they embody. With over 24 years of personal study and transformational training, he has led nearly 200 workshops and retreats on personal growth, dating, and communication. Jeffrey's work and writing has been featured in the Huffington Post, Washington Post, ABC News, Authentic Man Program and the Good Men Project. He brings a rich, results-based toolbox of insights and experiences to his facilitation, integrating his adventures as DJ, amateur stand-up comedian, salsa dancer, yoga teacher and world traveler. More at http://jeffreyplatts.com

Oct 19, 2018 5:00 PM

Get to know your yoga community while exploring the mind and body connection with live yoga classes, workshops, food, art, music and more!  New to Yoga? Join us for a safe, fun and festive environment with all of the top Yoga Studios in Sonoma County. We are gathering the leaders of Yoga and Wellness into one place for a weekend centered around community and connection. A Great Way to Start Your Practice You will have the opportunity to connect with your tribe and start your yoga journey! You Downdog? Make lasting connections while celebrating your practice at the 2018 Sonoma County Yoga Festival! Come for the day or campout all weekend, we've got you covered!    Sponosored By SOMO Village, Rohnert Park SF Yoga Magazine, San Francisco  Renew Yoga, Petaluma Bluedoor Yoga and Wellness, Penngrove   Foodog Yoga, Petaluma   Hot Yoga Calistoga, Calistoga   Fire Flex Yoga, California First Responders Resiliency Training, Santa Rosa PTS Fitness and Rehabilitation Clinic, Santa Rosa Napa Hot Yoga, Napa    Soul Yoga & Wellness, Santa Rosa  The Dyhana Center, Sebastepol  Yoga One at Well Sonoma, Santa Rosa   Yoga Studio Ganesha, Sebastepol  Kidding Around Yoga, Bay Area Yoga Community, Sonoma  Yoga of Health, SOMO Village Class Offerings     FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19TH, 2018     Kapha Yoga Room   5:00pm - 6:15pm Vinyasa Flow w/ Pamela Maldonado Sponsored by Renew Yoga   6:30pm - 8:00pm Hip Hop Yoga w/ Jensen Curtis Sponsored by Stillness Retreat   8:15pm - 9:30pm Baptiste Power Beats  w/ Lisa Ellisen Sponsored by Soul Yoga     Pitta Yoga Room   5:00pm - 5:45pm Core Stability w/Nicole Myers Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   6:00pm - 7:00pm Inferno Hot Pilates   Sponsored by Napa Hot Yoga   7:15pm - 8:15pm Hatha Yoga: 26 & 2   w/ Zachary McCloskey Sponsored by Napa Hot Yoga   8:30pm - 9:45pm Black Yoga Buti Yoga w/ Andrea Thomas & Laurie Gatti Sponsored by FooDog Yoga   SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH, 2018     SOMO Village Vata Stage   8:30am - 9:45am Vinyasa Flow  w/ Jenn Russo Sponsored by Yoga On Center   10:00am - 11:30am Kundalini Yoga  w/ Anne Seaver Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga   12:00pm - 1:30pm Silent Disco Yoga -  Peak Flow w/ Chrys Johnson Sponsored by Point of You Yoga     1:45pm - 3:00pm Baptiste Power Yoga  w/ Lisa Ellisen Sponsored by Soul Yoga     11:30pm - 12:30am Midnight Yoga w/ Pamela Maldonado Sponsored by Renew Yoga   Kapha Yoga Room   8:00am - 9:00am Gentle Yoga & Yoga Nidra  w/ Barbara Brady Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga and Wellness   9:15am - 10:30am Yoga w/ Tirza Dawn Sponsored by Dhyana Center    10:45am - 11:45am Vinyasa Flow + Workshop  w/ Jessica Webb Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   12:00pm - 1:00pm Arm Balancing Workshop  w/ Ann Austin Sponsored by Yoga Studio Ganesha   1:15pm - 2:15 pm Workshop: Yoga for Special Populations  w/ Shannon McQuaide Sponsored by Fire Flex Yoga   2:30pm - 3:45pm Stable Flow  w/ Amy Wolff Sponsored by Renew Yoga   4:00pm - 5:00pm Movement Rehabilitation for PTS  w/ Sonya McVay Sponsored by Fitness Rx   5:15pm - 6:00pm Chanting  w/ Ann Austin Sponsored by Yoga Studio Ganesha     6:15pm - 7:15pm YinYasa  w/ Helaine Sheias Sponsored by Renew Yoga   7:30pm - 8:30pm Happy Hour Yoga w/ Elizabeth Smith   Pitta Yoga Room 2:00pm - 3:00pm Hatha Flow w/ Jesi Mifsud Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness   3:00pm - 4:00pm Family Yoga Workshop w/ Kidding Around Yoga Sponsored by Elizabeth Smith         4:00pm - 5:45pm Yoga Chakra Tune Up w/ CBD Treatment + Discussion  w/ Mary Gavin Sponsored by Vida Drops     6:00pm - 7:15pm Black Light Inferno Hot Pilates  w/ Anne Seaver Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga     7:30pm - 8:45pm Powerflow  w/ Anna Kyshynska Sponsored by Hot Yoga Calistoga     9:00pm - 10:15pm Black Light Buti Twerk  w/ Tristan St. Germain Sponsored  by FooDog Yoga     Meditation Meadow 9:30am - 10:30am Kidding Around Yoga w/ Kidding Around Yoga Sponsored by Elizabeth Smith   10:30am - 11:30am Body Lever Jam w/ Steve Terry Sponsored by The Body Lever      12:00pm - 1:00pm Workshop: Intro into Slacklining w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining    4:00pm - 5:00pm Slack-Yoga Class w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining      10:45pm - 11:45pm Moon Salutations & Yoga Astrology w/ Mellissa Lakritz Sponsored by Blue Door Yoga & Wellness       SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21st, 2018     SOMO Village Vata Stage    8:00am - 9:30am Sunshine Flow  w/  Simone Simon Sponsored by FooDog Yoga   10:00am - 11:15am Yoga Church w/ Chrys Johnson Sponsored by Point Of You Yoga   11:45am - 1:00pm Bhakti Flow  w/ Shane Davis Sponsored by Yoga One   1:15pm - 2:30pm Yoga Fusion  w/ Jensen Curtis Sponsored by Stillness Retreat   Kapha Yoga Room   8:00am - 8:30am Morning Meditation  w/ Zachary McCloskey Sponsored by YOGA Cube   8:45am - 10:00am Yin and You  w/ Lisa Willet Sponsored by Yoga Community    10:15am - 11:30am Slow Flow w/ Healing Touch w/ Pamela Maldonado & Amy Wolff  Sponsored by Renew Yoga    12:00pm - 1:30pm Nikita Mehta Sponsored by SF Yoga Magazine   1:30pm - 2:45pm Local Leaders: Medical Panel w/  Nikita Mehta Sponsored by SF Yoga Magazine   4:00pm - 5:30pm Yin - Yang Claudia Terry,Helaine Sheias and the music of Frank O'Connor Sponsored by FooDog Yoga     Meditation Meadow 7:15am - 7:45am Agnihotra  Agnihotra is a fire ceremony done every day at exactly at the time of sunrise & sunset. 10:00am - 11:00am Workshop: Elevated Slacklining  w/ Eleanor McCall Sponsored by Elevated Slacklining   1:00pm - 2:30pm Slack- Yoga: Partner Class  w/ El McCall Sponsored by Elevated  Slacklining   2:30pm - 4:00pm Sacred Kirtan w/ Jens Jarvie & The Heart Wide Open  With Opening Act Atmana    FAQs When is the Sonoma County Yoga Festival? Friday October 19th - Sunday October 21st   What can I expect from the schedule of events that are being offered that are NOT YOGA?  Listed below, you can find a sample of some of the events and content that is being  offered.  FRIDAY 4:00pm - 5:00pm Early Arrival Registration, Camping Set up and Class Sign in.  5:00pm - 11:00pm Beats + Bites + Bubbles Join us for a celebration and kick off to a fun weekend. Bring your positive vibes and find your tribe. Dance party starts at 9:00pm with DJ Dragonfly, Dj Micah plus Special Guests, Air Bubble Party and small bites and appetizers, no host bar for 21 and over.  (18 and over only)  SATURDAY 10:00am - 5:00pm - Workshops and Panel Discussions featuring local leaders in Yoga, Health and Wellness Presented by Nikita Mheta and SF Yoga Magazine. - Wellness Fair featuring yoga clothing,  health food brands, dietary supplements and various wellness products.  - Self Care Sanctuary, Sound Healing & First Responders Resiliency Center. - Heart Healthy Lunch Buffet is included with each Festival Pass or Single Day Pass (Saturday and Sunday Only, limit 1 Lunch Ticket per person per day.)  - Local Music, Art and Family Friendly Kids Zone. 5:00pm - 7:00pm Bliss Bar Happy Hour and BBQ  Join us for local delights in craft beer and boutique local wines from the region. Sally Tomatoes will be grilling up some BBQ and we will have live music to help you recharge from a full day of all things yoga. (Food and Drinks  sold seperately) 8:00pm - 11:00pm  Live Concert  with Sol Horizon & NOCEAN  Saturday on The Good Vibes Stage at Sally Tomatoes for a fun night of music, amazing vibes and the Best Reggae from the North Bay. Joining us on stage we are proud to bring to you Sol Horizon, continually voted the best Reggae Band in the North Bay, with openers and band on the rise, NOCEAN. General Admission to the Saturday Night Concert only. Doors Open at 7:30pm, Show Starts at 8:30pm, (Limited Supply)  Film Screening in the Main Courtyard Heal  A documentary film that takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that by changing one's perceptions, the human body can heal itself.  Awards Maui Film Fest - Winner Soul in Cinema Award Starring Dr. Deepak ChopraAnita MoorjaniMarianne WilliamsonDr. Michael BeckwithDr. Bruce LiptonDr. Joe DispenzaAnthony William ' Medical Medium'Dr. Bernie SiegelGregg BradenDr. Joan BorysenkoDr. David HamiltonDr. Kelly BroganRob Wergin Directed By Kelly Noonan Produced By Adam Schomer SUNDAY 8:00am - 4:00pm - Workshops and Panel Discussions featuring local leaders in Yoga, Health and Wellness Presented by Nikita Mheta and SF Yoga Magazine.  - Self Care Sanctuary, Sound Healing, First Responders Resiliency Center. - Heart Healthy Lunch Buffet (Saturday and Sunday Only, limit 1 Lunch Ticket per person per day.)  - Local Music, Art and Family Friendly Kids Zone.   Where is the Sonoma County Yoga Festival being held? We are thrilled to be partnering with SOMO Village in Rohnert Park, CA. We are creating a spectacular scene with the sprawling Sonoma County hillside as our backdrop. We are taking over this one of kind location and providing multiple yoga spaces, vendor and wellness fair, art, local music, body healers, sound healers, a mediation meadow and ample room for outdoor lawn camping and car camping.    What is SOMO VIllage?  SOMO Village is an internationally recognized and award winning 200-acre redevelopment in southern Sonoma County in the City of Rohnert Park, California.    What makes SOMO Village perfect for a Yoga Festival?  SOMO Villages creates a healthy, happy, high quality live-work community in one of the most beautiful places in the World. The community is a leading example of a thriving and sustainable community and is being developed consistent with One Planet Community Principles. It has been certified at the highest Platinum level by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership for Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-ND).   What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? SOMO Village is conviently located at 1100 Valley House Drive, Rohnert Park, CA, 94928    What can I bring into the event? You are encouraged to bring your yoga mat, water bottle and any props, blankets or bolsters that you may want to include in your yoga practice or for sitting for long periods.    What can't I bring into the event? You are not allowed to bring in any outside food or drink. No alcoholic beverages, drugs, cannabis or other illegal or controlled substances. No explosives, weapons, or firearms of any kind.     How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please send any questions, emails or inquiries to  [email protected] or www.sonomacountryyogafestival.com   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? Friday, Saturday & Sunday This will be an all ages event and welcome to everyone in the community with a kids zone and family friendly atmosphere. There will be parental consent and liability waivers needed upon class check-in for minors.  *** Friday Night *** 8:00pm - 11:00pm Beats and Bites Event will be limited to 18 and over only crowd.    What's the refund policy? Complete refund exluding any ticketing fees, taxes or surchages 30 Days prior to the event.    Can I be a Vendor or Exhibitor?  Yes, please fill out the Vendor / Exhibitor Form  and let us know more about yourself.   Can I become a Yoga Studio Sponsor for the event?  Priority is give to North Bay Yoga Studios and Independent Yoga Instructors with a connection to Sonoma, Napa and surrounding counties. Please fill out the Yoga Studio Sponosrhip Form  and tell us more about yourself.    Can my business get involved and become a Sponsor?  Yes, we are actively looking for local and reginal businesses, brands and products that are in alignment with the core values of  the Sonoma County Yoga Festival. Please fill out our Business Sponsorship Form and let us know more about you and your business or organization.