“Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.”
I hope you are savoring the change of seasons. Autumn is a time to shed the old ways to make way for the new. Below are a few wellness resources that might assist in this process, starting with a few events in the Bay Area that I’m very excited about. You’ll also find online freebies that you can enjoy from anywhere. Refer back to this post, which I will update, because I often hear about more incredible opportunities to share. Are you ready? Let’s do this!
Featured Bay Area Events
The Big Quiet in San Francisco: A Mass Meditation at Grace Cathedral
Wednesday, October 10, @ 7:30 PM
Experience San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral for a mass meditation and sound experience inside one of the city’s most awe-inspiring architectural masterpieces. All attendees will receive a gift from our tour partners: a limited edition sweetgreen x The Big Quiet dad hat + $10 of sweetgreen app credit, perfectly PH balanced smartwater, a special invite to the 1 Giant Mind Meditation Challenge, essential oils from Saje Natural Wellness and an Outdoor Voices tote filled with goodies.
Registration required – $30 REGISTER NOW on Eventbrite
Location/Directions: 1100 California St. San Francisco, CA 94108
The Big Quiet – known for bringing thousands of people together to meditate at iconic locations like Madison Square Garden, the top of the World Trade Center and the American Museum of Natural History – is hitting the road on the world’s first-ever Mass Meditation tour.
Active @ Work: Yoga for UC Berkeley Staff
Friday, October 12, 12 – 1 pm
This is the next class in the series I’m teaching at UC Berkeley’s Hearst Gym. These classes are free, but you must be UC Berkeley staff or faculty. Register by clicking the dates for October 12 and November 9 and logging in with your CalNet ID.
Class description: Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how Pranayama breathing can enhance your practice and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Bring your own yoga mat. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended. Instructor bio.
There will be a raffle prize drawing for Heartfulness swag for those who arrive by 12:10 PM!
Shine Your Light Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga
Sunday, October 14, 10 am – 12 pm
Mike’s Paddle, Alameda, CA
One of my favorite yoga teachers, Nicolette Tura, teaches yoga classes on standup paddle boards in the calm waters of Ballena Bay. I attended a half-day SUP retreat and highly recommend it! Read my post about the experience: Finding my Balance with Standup Paddleboard Yoga.
ONE LOVE SAN FRANCISCO 3rd ANNUAL CHARITY YOGA EVENT
Sat, October 20, 2018
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Your ticket purchase is a donation to support housing and resources to enhance the physical, social, emotional and economic health of homeless youth in the 16th street corridor and surrounding Mission neighborhood and our shelter in India.
LOCATION: BeSpoke is on the 4th floor of the Westfield Shopping Center in Downtown SF.
Take BART to Powell St. Station
Click for map/directions
TIME: Doors open at 9:45am. Come early save your mat space and to check out our food vendors.
Meditation starts promptly at 10:15 AM
Yoga starts at 10:30 AM
DONATION – $20 – $108
To learn more, please visit: www.onelovemovement.org
How to Be A Happier You through The Art of Meditation
Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:30 PM – 4 PM
Home of Truth Spiritual Center, Alameda, CA
Join us for a Journey to Inner Peace Meditation and Talk Speakers: Luang Pi Piya has devoted himself to learn the art of meditation and mind. He has been a monk for almost 20 years. His vision is to help people find their inner happiness through the are of meditation. A journey of thousands miles from Thailand to different countries around the world to help all mankind began 15 years ago. Finally, he is now in the US. In this 2-hour Meditation Talk, he and his team will help you customize the techniques to help you be a happier you.
Location/Directions: 1300 Grand St, Alameda, California 94501
Deepak’s free 21-Day Meditation Experience, Energize Your Life: Secrets for a Youthful Spirit.
October 29, 2018
This free online program will help you discover the ever-present, boundless source of energy and lightness inside of you.
In the 21-Day Meditation Experience, Deepak guides you on a free online journey to enjoy the life-changing benefits of meditation in an easy and inspiring way. Each 21-Day Meditation Experience focuses on a unique theme, offering deep wisdom, practical tools, and refreshing insights to help you grow and evolve – in just 20 minutes a day.
Inspired by the notion that it takes 21 days to create a habit, this three-week experience allows you to enjoy the life-changing benefits of meditation in an easy and inspiring way, including:
- reduced stress and anxiety
- improved immune function and decreased inflammation
- better sleep and increased energy
- deep states of peace and wellbeing
It all begins 10.29.18 – for free. Sign up now!
October Happiness Calendar
Let these science-backed tips and tools be your guide this month. You’ll want to bookmark this calendar and refer to it often because there are links to articles and resources embedded in the PDF. Download happiness calendar for October. Courtesy of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center.
Free Online Conference on Mindful Leadership October 17–26, 2018
The Mindful Leadership Online Training Conference is an online event taking place from October 17-26, 2018. You can watch it from any computer or mobile device at no cost.
Each day of the event you’ll receive an email from us with a link you can click to view and/or listen to the 3 talks that will be live and available that day. You’ll have access to those talks for 48 hours. The following day you will have access to the next 3 talks for 48 hours – and this will continue for all 10 days of the conference.
Register now and receive access to 5 bonus gifts.
That’s a wrap for October, but check back to this post for new additions. Bookmark this post and HIT REFRESH.
Be well, my friends. Laurie
PS- Can you guess the location of this photo?
Hint: it’s from an event I featured in the September newsletter.
Enter your guess in the comments below and win something small, sweet, yet meaningful. 🙂