San Rafael 39th Annual Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland
Nov
23
to Nov 24

San Rafael 39th Annual Parade of Lights & Winter Wonderland

Friday, November 23, 2018
Snow Sledding Noon to 4:30 PM &  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Marketplace Noon to 8:00 PM
Parade at 5:30 PM
Fourth Street ~ B Street to Lootens  San Rafael, CA

Saturday, November 24, 2018
Snow & Kids’ activities 9:00 AM to Noon
A Street ~ Fourth to Fifth

RAIN OR SHINE!*
* In case of rain, snow activities may be suspended if the snow sledding is a public safety issue.

Look for us. We will be providing chair massage. Contact us to join as an MT or to have us at your next event

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The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin
Oct
7
6:30 AM06:30

The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin

Come watch the cycling race! We will be doing sports massage in the VIP tent and would love to see you support the riders! Fun event on Stafford Lake. Always good food, high energy, and awesome people. If you or someone you know would like to be a part of the fun next year or at other sports events, join our sports team and be the first to know of upcoming events!

For more info: http://thejensiegranfondo.com/#

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Selfcare Studio Forum - Lomi Lomi
Sep
28
5:30 PM17:30

Selfcare Studio Forum - Lomi Lomi

Lomi Lomi learning in our third community forum. Tobi just got back from Maui where she learned Lomi Lomi at the Ho'omana Spa and school and she wants to share some of the tools and teachniques with you.

Lomi Lomi is based on these principals:

IKE (pronounced E’-kay): The world is what you think it is
KALA: There are no limits
MAKIA: Energy flows where attention goes
MANAWA (man-NAV-a): Now is the moment of power
ALOHA: To love is to be happy with
MANA: All power comes from within
PONO: Effectiveness is the measure of truth

Join us with a desire to feel and share the love. Learn a few moves that you can integrate into your practice.

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Selfcare Studio Forum - Relax with Friends
Aug
24
5:30 PM17:30

Selfcare Studio Forum - Relax with Friends

Join for our second community forum in the serene Selfcare Studio. With so much going on in our politics, busy summers, and the overall fast pace we endure, come be amongst friends who support one another in healing, growth, and cleansing. We will have cleansing foods and teas, learn a few lymphatic cleansing techniques to practice on one another, and do a creative project to promote cleansing and release.

Join Thursday the 24th from 5:30-8:00pm. Bring a notepad and comfy clothes. We look forward to connecting with you.

Self Care Studio is located at 508 San Anselmo Ave Suite 1B - Downtown San Anselmo.     

 

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Massage Forum for Bodyworkers
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

Massage Forum for Bodyworkers

6:00-6:30 pm Socializing and refreshments
6:30-8:30 pm Group conversation led by Tobi Leesem, followed by experiential bodywork, in our shared space.

Donation $15.00

Please note that this is open to massage therapists and bodyworkers, only.

https://www.facebook.com/events/290533351389524/

Let's co-create a space for connection and creativity. Small and intimate location with room for expansive possibilities! Join us for bodywork trade and a unique conversation on the body-mind connection and how spirituality is intertwined into our existence. And in true forum fashion, please bring your own thoughts and insights. We look forward to connecting!

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Toastmasters Open House
May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Toastmasters Open House

Happy Hour starts at 6 pm
700 Drake's Landing Circle
Larkspur 94904

https://www.facebook.com/events/753061651544554/

Come learn how to speak and empower yourself! 
Bodyworkers - how you communicate your message will determine how successful you are in living your mission! 

The open house is a low pressure, fun way to explore this international program and meet some new people. 

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Toastmasters Speech Contest
Mar
15
7:00 PM19:00

Toastmasters Speech Contest

This is a great opportunity to learn communication and leadership skills; both of great importance for wellness practitioners who are paving their way in this emerging field. 

Dominican University
75 Magnolia Avenue, San Rafael, CA
Edgehill Mansion in the Garden Room

Join as a guest to hear 10 speakers do an improv segment called Table Topics and listen to 5 prepared speeches. Bring a treat to share and your friends! 

Opportunity to speak with Tobi afterward to learn more about Toastmasters and ways to improve confidence in speaking. 

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Ignite Your Idea - Entrepreneurship Event
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Ignite Your Idea - Entrepreneurship Event

Presentation

Welcome to Microsoft
Introduction to the Speakers
Speaker 1 - Tobi Lessem, CMT, NMT
Speaker 2 - Chris Yalonis
Speaker 3 - Laurie O’Hara
Audience Q & A
Wrap Up

Free parking is available. The Microsoft Store is located next to Free People and across from Williams Sonoma. When you arrive, please ask for Alyssa.

Register Here: https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?culture=en-US&EventID=1032861047

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Santa Slays 5K
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Santa Slays 5K

Santa Slays 5K is Oakland's first ever Santa run. Join hella Santas and SLAY a 5K in your best Santa swag around Lake Merritt.

Saturday, December 10, 2016 | Lake Merritt Amphitheater | 10 AM

COME IN YOUR BEST HOLIDAY SWAG!

Registration:
Only $20 tickets for the first 10 registrants!!

Event Timeline:
10:00 AM - Registration Check-in
10:30 AM - Race starts
11:00 AM - Pain & Champagne Afterparty
2:00 PM - Event Ends

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The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin
Sep
24
7:30 AM07:30

The Jensie Gran Fondo of Marin

Stafford Lake Park
3549 Novato Blvd
Novato, CA

Ride along the world-class roads of Marin County, with notable views of Alpine Dam, Mount Tam, Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes and Tomales Bay and fully staffed and stocked service stops. At the finish, you will enjoy the Gran Fondo village where you will be treated to a Jensie inspired recovery meal, music and an ice cold local brew. All registered riders will also receive a swag bag with the official Gran Fondo rider guide, goodies from our participating sponsors and a Jensie Gran Fondo commemorative water bottle.

Look for us! We will be providing chair massage. Contact us to join as an MT or to have us at your next event. 

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San Rafael Parade of Lights Winter Wonderland
Nov
27
11:30 AM11:30

San Rafael Parade of Lights Winter Wonderland

We will be providing chair massage for the very special holiday price of $5 for 10 minutes & $10 for 20 minutes. Also, beautiful gift certificates and highly discounted massage packages will be for sale. There will be complimentary cider from our new Farmigo partner to give you the taste of the season and introduce you to your new stop for local, organic food. Bring in the season with Wholeself Health by treating your body to healing massage and healthy food.

Please click here for more information on this fun seasonal event. See you there!


 

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Holiday Gift Bazaar
Dec
13
11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Gift Bazaar

Renaissance is hosting its 2nd annual Holiday Gift Bazaar! Come purchase affordable unique gifts for your loved ones with no fee for entry. 

Vendors will be selling clothing, accessories, health/beauty products, home decorating items, jewelry, crafts, baby wear, art, paintings, books and much more!

Wholeself Health will be offering FREE chair massage with the purchase of a massage gift certificate. We will be selling gift certificates for 1 hour sessions at $80 and 5-packs for $250 ($50/each). Great as gifts for yourself and your loved ones. Also, if you sign up for a business class through the Renaissance Center before February 2015, Wholeself Health will reward you with a voucher for a FREE 20 minute massage. 

Enjoy FREE cider, live music and food. Gift wrapping is available as well!

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Fabulosa Festival
Sep
25
to Sep 28

Fabulosa Festival

  • Spinning Wheel Yosemite Retreat (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event is a health fair festival for women that raises funds for women and children. Wholeself Health will be providing chair massage for the event. 

All East Bay and Marin county residents who attend the event and get a chair massage with us will receive a voucher for a free one hour massage on-site at our unique San Rafael location.

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From Fabulosa's Website:

Our Collective
The FABULOSA Collective creates fundraising parties where women and friends come together outdoors to raise money for women and youth-oriented causes.  The FABULOSA collective was initially the idea of El Rio owner Dawn Huston, and musicians Judea Eden and Jenny Hoyston, but has grown to a dozen members in 10 years. 


Our Annual Weekend Gathering
FABULOSA is an inclusive, feminist fundraising gathering for women, their families, and friends of all genders.  We camp and swim.  We invite bands and DJs to perform.  We invite healers to offer services (like massage, chiropractic, etc.).  We invite crafters to sell their wares in our marketplace.  We invite fun and sunshine to fill us with joy.  We smile.  We love being out in nature.

FABULOSA Event Proceeds
Our community is stunning, diverse and deserving of nurture. Many organizations that serve our women and youth need additional help to ensure that their work remains possible. FABULOSA recycles much-needed funds back into the community by donating  proceeds to charities that serve the Bay Area and beyond, with focus on women and youth in need.

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Earth Day Marin
Apr
6
11:00 AM11:00

Earth Day Marin

Join us at this FREE and family friendly event taking place at Redwood High School in Larkspur. 

Enjoy live entertainment including music for adults and children as well as storytime, a puppet show, prizes and more! We'll be providing chair massage at $1 a minute for the duration of the event. We'll also be donating 20% of all proceeds to benefit Earth Day Marin's efforts to stop climate change and other environmental issues. 

Visitors to the event who receive massages will earn a voucher for a FREE 10 minute massage at any of our upcoming Coffee & Massage Saturdays. A win-win!

Visit http://earthdaymarin.org/ to learn more about this wonderful event.

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Coffee & Massage Saturdays
Feb
22
to Dec 31

Coffee & Massage Saturdays

  • Marin Renaissance Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Up for a brewed awakening? Start your day off right with a 15 minute massage followed by your choice of a steaming latte or an expertly brewed cup of coffee. All of our coffee and espresso beans are locally bought and hand roasted by The Regal Bean, a local small business.

With over 5 years of experience working as a barista herself, Tobi is well suited to give you a great cup of coffee with your massage!

A portion of all proceeds from our Coffee and Massage service benefits The Center for Domestic Peace, based in the Marin area. 

Coffee and Massage runs every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm at the Marin Renaissance Center. Give us a call, and we'll see you there! 

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Holiday Marketplace
Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

Holiday Marketplace

Local, small businesses will be offering their unique goods and gifts at The Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center. Pick up some special gifts for the people you care about instead of a generic gift card to some big box store. Support the community and spread the nice holiday feelings with what you find here. Also, receive a relaxing chair massage to ease you into the holidays and purchase some gift certificates for your loved ones to share in the joy of bodywork!

Please visit the link below to RSVP for this FREE event, see you there!

Make your Reservation Here

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Rise Up Benefit Concert
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Rise Up Benefit Concert

Come enjoy a night of great music while supporting a great cause!

100% of the proceeds go to families who are rising from poverty to careers through community college education

The hosts ask that you use no body sprays, perfumes or other fragrances to keep the event accessible for those with chemical sensitivities.

Cost is $5-$10 based on what you can afford to pay
Volunteer exchange available as well. 

Click to learn more about the Rose Street House of Music

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Jelly Belly's Chanukah Wonderland
Nov
27
4:00 PM16:00

Jelly Belly's Chanukah Wonderland

Join local and Bay Area communities and celebrate the lighting of the Menorah on the first night of Chanukah at the Jelly Belly Visitor Center! 

The evening's activities will include the lighting of a Jelly Belly-filled Giant Menorah, live entertainment (featuring Jewish rock band 8th Day), food and lots of fun! 

Come check us out at the event for a FREE 5 minute chair massage. Purchase a holiday gift certificate towards a one-hour massage for a loved one and get a FREE 15 minute chair massage for yourself! Our one-hour massage certificates regularly start at $65 but will be priced at just $45 to celebrate this event. Don't miss out!

No registration is required and the event is FREE. 

This event is organized by Chabad of Solano and hosted by your friends at Wholeself Health in addition to other great area businesses.

If you're interested in helping great organizations like our friends at Chabad of Solano, please click on the following link to make a donation. 

Click here to donate to Chabad of Solano

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Nov
20
5:30 PM17:30

Global Entrepreneurship Week

  • Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Global Entrepreneurship Week is about igniting your passion, unleashing your ideas and encouraging that first step of the journey. Wholeself Health is all about providing services that help you feel your most healthy and energized so you can begin that journey on the right foot! 

Come join us for this FREE event at the Renaissance Marin Entrepreneurship Center and enjoy great food, networking opportunities and chair massage from your friends at Wholeself Health. We'll be offering 15 minute chair massage for $10 during this event. If you're in the area, we'd love to see you!

Please note, while this is a FREE event, registration is required. Please visit the link below to register and we'll see you there! 

- Your Friends at Wholeself Health

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Aug
1
4:30 PM16:30

Partner's Massage Class

Today is the day! Learn how to give more than a minute and a 1/2 shoulder squeeze followed by a pathetic apology that you "just don't know what you're doing" or "your hands are tired."    

David Ireland, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist, avid MMA trainer, neuromuscular expert, and amazing teacher, will be heading this partner's massage workshop. David will show you exactly how to target key muscle groups that your partner needs addressed and in an efficient way so you use your whole body and not just your "tired hands".  

After a long day at work, a busy week, or just because, what could be better than being able to give a professional-grade massage to the person you care about most? ...Oh wait, when they return the favor! Learn together and make partner's massage a part of your Wholeself Health.  

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Jul
20
4:30 PM16:30

Guided Breathing Workshop

Meditation has been practiced since antiquity as a form of religious tradition and as a backbone of belief. It has been integrated into daily life and health routines as a way to quiet the mind; to develop compassion, patience, and forgiveness among many other things. The concept of following one's breath is based on the idea that breath is life force, or chi, and by paying close attention to the breathe, we can sustain a single-pointed concentration which enables us to enjoy an unparalleled sense of well being.  

We are very fortunate to have Elaina Manzanares lead this workshop in guided breathing. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and has practiced Yoga for many years. Elaina has seen the effects of purposeful breathing firsthand and has implemented the practice into her life. Her amazing ability to connect with the breath is contagious and she will show us how to connect with our own.   

It's natural to breath, but learn how to breath naturally and make guided breathing a part of your Wholeself Health.  

 

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Jul
18
4:30 PM16:30

DoTerra Essential Oil Workshop

Ever notice how scents can transport you, instantly, to a distant memory or feeling? Scent plays a major role in how we interpret situations and the way we respond to them. Essential oils are scents made from all natural, organic properties that have healing and therapeutic functions.

Join us for a very insightful and aromatic experience. Deb and Doug, our DoTerra Essential Oil experts, will teach which oils help with stress reduction, which ones are good for sleeplessness, and a variety of other daily uses. 

DoTerra Essential Oils are of the highest quality organic compounds and this workshop will explore all sorts of benefits and reasons to implement the oils into your healthy lifestyle. Learn how essential oils can add to your Wholeself Health.   

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