San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Shakticura Lounge is a multi-sensory evening devoted to healing and rejuvenation. Take this time for yourself to revitalize your spirit and body and also deepen your connection with others. Our intention is bridge personal healing work with social justice, knowing that our individual bodies are a part of the global organism. We will start our program with an opening circle and contact yoga mini-workshop followed by time to practice and connect while your senses are stimulated by beautiful sound healing. Throughout this event, you will have the unique opportunity to receive mini-sessions from a variety of talented healers. In addition, local artisans will be offering nourishing herbal elixirs,tea, raw chocolate, and healthy snacks. We will gather together midway through the evening for a dinner break and inspiring presentation on social justice from the local community. In addition, you will have access throughout the evening to short workshops on healing and connection.
|4:00 PM||Doors Open/Introductions/Opening Circle|
|4:15 PM||Contact Yoga workshop with Anjuli and Alok|
|4:45 PM||Cacao Ceremony with Dara Merin|
|5:00 PM||Sound Healing Concert by Evan Fraser, Yonti-ma, and Vidya Venkat. Mini-sessions Begin|
|6:30 PM||Dinner Break and Presentation by Planting Justice|
|7:00 PM||Healing Mini-sessions and Sound Healing Resumes|
|8:00 PM||Clarity Breathwork Session with Dana DeLong|
|Be sure to sign-up in advance for your mini-sessions at the registration table!|
Alok and Anjuli join forces to share their love of contact improvisation, partner stretching, and Thai massage. In this short workshop, expect to receive techniques to help stretch and massage your partner. FMI about our Contact Yoga Community:https://www.facebook.com/groups/contactyogacommunity/
5-5:30 pm-Atava Garcia Swiecicki of Ancestral Apothecary
Learn about connecting to the medicinal plants that grow around us. We will talk about how we can work with our plant allies for not only for our personal healing, but to also help heal and restore our connection to the earth and the natural world.
5:30-6:15 pm- Denise Berezonsky: Presence in Touch and Movement
Learn dynamic and nurturing Breema bodywork and Self-Breema exercises as you discover the Nine Principles of Harmony. Breema bodywork balances and harmonizes both giver and receiver.
7-7:30 pm-Tahil Gesyuk of the Intimacy Forum:Affection & Connection Circle
Join Tahil’s exploration of heart intimacy compassionately guided through a series of embodied movement and exercises that connects our hearts and touch. You will learn how to have more touch and connection in your life in a safe, heart-centered space.www.facebook.com/IntimacyForum
7:30-8 pm- Armando Davila: Psychic Society
8-8:30 pm: Polina Smith: Sacred Clowning
A workshop in which we will dive into the depths of our inner silliness! Drawing on clowning, theater, improv and movement exercises, we will work intimately to explore ourselves through the lens of a clown. We will bring playfulness and levity to the parts of ourselves we often hide from the world, and we will use vulnerability and laughter as ways to connect deeply with ourselves and others.
When & Where
Anjuli Mahendra, LMT
Anjuli Mahendra began Shakticura in 2011 with the intention of bringing together diverse communities of the Bay Area to explore a wide array of healing arts practices. The elements of the name Shakticura come from Sanskit (Shakti) which means “creative divinity” and Spanish(cura) which means “to cure.” Having both Indian and Spanish blood, Anjuli chose this name to both honor her own mixed heritage as well as encourage cross-pollination and non-exclusivity in visioning holistic, healthy living.