January 2017 Events at East West

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Maetreyii Ma Nolan
Wednesday, January 4

Transformation and Self-Development with Yoga’s Ancient Teachings

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
We all sometimes get stuck in old attitudes and patterns that no longer serve us. Luckily, there are practical ways to move out of stuck places and develop new attitudes and ways of being that awaken your spirit. The timeless teachings of Yoga give practical ways to work with life’s struggles and transform your being to awaken to direct experience of the God within. Maetreyii Ma Nolan is an author, a licensed psychologist, and a teacher of yogic philosophy and ancient wisdom. www.yogama.info See workshop, Jan 5

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Thursday, January 5

Forgiveness, Gratitude, Compassion and the Way to Enlightenment

7-9pm • $25 thru Jan 4, $35 day of
This workshop is an opportunity for a deep exploration of happiness and spiritual awakening. Through lecture, discussion and experiential exercises we’ll explore the practical application of Yoga’s teachings for working with thoughts, emotions, attitudes and behaviors to free us from self-defeating approaches and put us on the path towards self-realization. Come learn how to apply forgiveness, gratitude, and compassion in your life, to live in love and know the Divine Self of all. Maetreyii Ma Nolan is the president of Ananda Guru Kula, a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the wisdom teachings of yoga. www.yogama.info See lecture, Jan 4

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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James Wanless
Friday, January 6

2017: Year of Fortune

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Come learn how to create your future with the witty, wise, and wild James Wanless, known as Mr. Tarot and “Master of the Cards.” You’ll experience Voyager Tarot, the modern holistic “map of life” for proactive fortune creation rather than fortune telling. Learn the “fortune formula” for making 2017 a happy, healthy, holy and wealthy year! Take home a free Voyager Card as your roadsign for navigating life. See workshop Jan 7, sessions Jan 8

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Saturday, January 7

21st Century Divination

1-4pm • $35 thru Jan 6, $45 day of
This playshop with James Wanless, Master Tarot Reader with over 35 years experience, gives you insight and inspiration for your quest and your questions. Pragmatic and passionate, James is a treat as he engages, explores, and educates you on how to manifest magic, resolve issues, and become more whole. This mindfulness and transformative spiritual psychology is the 21st century way of divination. See lecture Jan 6, sessions Jan 8

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Woody Chan
Saturday, January 7

Year of the Rooster:
Your Chinese Zodiac Luck Profile

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Welcome to 2017, the year of “Fire Rooster.” There is no better way to celebrate the new year by finding out your luck level in the areas of wealth, health and relationship. Tonight you’ll learn simple but powerful techniques to understand and enhance your luck. Master Woody Chan, who has studied and practiced Feng Shui over 20 years, will present the twelve Chinese Zodiac signs, with a focus on the characteristics of Rooster and its unique impact to people and society in 2017. See workshop, Jan 8

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Sunday, January 8

Feng Shui Your Way to Prosperity and Perfection in 2017

1-4pm • $35 thru Jan 7, $45 day of
To celebrate the new year, people in many Asian countries love to find out their Chinese Zodiac luck profile and do the right Feng Shui to enhance it. Master Woody Chan, who has studied and practiced Feng Shui for over 20 years, will introduce and explain the most powerful Feng Shui techniques (Flying Stars, 5 element analysis, and the Chinese Zodiac). You’ll learn how to predict the economy and investment trends, how to enhance your luck in the area of wealth, health and relationship, and how to reduce your potential trouble. See lecture, Jan 7

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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James Wanless
Sunday, January 8

Consultations with James Wanless,
Master Tarot Reader

1-6pm • $75/30min, $125/60min
See lecture Jan 6, workshop Jan 7

To make an appointment, please call 650-988-9800

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Himanshu Asnani and Sunday Sethuraman
Monday, January 9

Gita Wisdom, Part 1: Anatomy of Our Identity

7:30pm •$10
This 4-part series is presented by Himanshu Asnani, an accomplished scholar and practitioner of the Bhagavad Gita, and Sundar Sethuraman, a bhakti yoga practitioner of 14 years. In this first session, we'll discuss the very first topic that Krishna discusses in the Gita: our true Identity. We’ll explore the anatomy of the body, mind and consciousness from the Gita’s perspective and see how this model answers some of the most intriguing questions about our existence and death, so that we can get those out of our way and live our best life! See Jan 16, 23, and 30

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Master Stephen Co
Tuesday, January 10

Protection from Psychic Attacks and Energetic Pollution

7:30pm • $10 thru Jan 9, $15 day of
Discover how to use Prana/Qi and crystals to shield yourself from negative people and places that drain your Life Force. Activate your heart and crown chakras to flood your body with divine love, peace and bliss to quickly flush out negative and create a powerful shield of energetic protection. Master Stephen Co is the co-author of The Power of Prana and Your Hands Can Heal You. He’s a leading expert in the area of meditation and eastern energetic practices and has taught thousands across the US, Asia and Europe.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Crystal Bill Kaunitz
Wednesday, January 11

Inside the Crystal World

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Join “Crystal Bill” Kaunitz for a night of immersion in quartz crystal energies. Bill will be leading a 30-minute meditation based on ancient techniques for creating union with the mineral kingdom. There will be a photo presentation of Bill's favorite crystal castles to inspire you to start living in the world of crystals. Bring your favorite small crystal to work with, or buy a new one this evening from Crystal Bill’s extensive collection. See crystal sale, Jan 14

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Vaisesika Dasa
Thursday, January 12

Three Secrets to Inner Happiness: Wisdom from Bhagavad Gita

7:30pm • $10 thru Jan 11, $15 day of
People today face increasing pressure at work on top of intense stress from trying to balance family and social responsibilities. Is it any wonder, then, that 18.5% of young adults claim to have at least one mental health problem? Bhagavad-Gita, the text used by ancient yogis, provides practical steps that can uplift you to inner peace and fulfillment regardless of where you live or what you do for a living. Join Vaisesika Dasa, a veteran yogi, author, and spiritual life coach who leaves audiences delighted and equipped with tools to immediately improve the quality of their daily lives.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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James Kelleher
Friday, January 13

World Predictions 2017-2020

7:30pm • $15 thru Jan 12, $20 day of
A dynamic speaker and one of the country's leading Vedic Astrologers, James Kelleher returns for his annual presentation on world events. Besides sharing his insights on the economy, the Middle East, ISIS, and global environmental changes, Jim will make a variety of predictions for the US as it begins the major period of Rahu. Jim always brings a variety of interesting charts of countries and people currently in the news, making his annual World Predictions talk one of the most exciting events of the year.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Crystal Bill Kaunitz
Saturday, January 14

Crystal Sale: The Wonder of Crystals

11:30am – 6:30pm
Please join us for our yearly crystal sales extravaganza! “Crystal Bill” Kaunitz presents his extensive collection of quartz from Brazil, Arkansas, and around the world. You can find a new power stone from the distant corners of the Earth, or pick up one of Bill’s DVDs about the energy of crystals and rainbows. There will also be a selection of unique crystal pendants in rutilated quartz, aquamarine, and other exotic stones. See lecture, Jan 11

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Sachin Deshmukh
Sunday, January 15

Ayurveda: The Knowledge of Life

11:30am-12:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
In this interactive session we will explore universal, traditional, and time-tested wisdom from Ayurveda as well as its validation in modern times and its usefulness in enhancing our current lifestyle. We’ll cover daily routines, seasonal routines, body and mind types, imbalances, and simple, practical tips that can be easily integrated in our daily lives. Sachin Deshmukh has been trained as a physician in India and holds several degrees and diplomas in holistic medicine, homeopathy, Ayurveda, and yoga therapy. See workshop, following

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Sunday, January 15

Understanding Allergens with Ayurveda

2-4pm • $25 thru Jan 14, $35 day of
During the cold season, improper lifestyle and diet cause us to accumulate toxins in the body. The result is that we may feel sluggish, tired and lacking in initiative. We may also have muscle and joint aches, or multiple other symptoms. With the coming of Spring, Ayurveda recommends we detox our bodies. Sachin Deshmukh will help you explore various detox methods, including individualized Panchakarma treatments, diet changes, exercise and yoga routines, and herbal preparations. See lecture, above

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Himanshu Asnani and Sunday Sethuraman
Monday, January 16

Gita Wisdom, Part 2:
The Decision-Making Framework

7:30pm •$10
This 4-part series is presented by Himanshu Asnani, an accomplished scholar and practitioner of the Bhagavad Gita, and Sundar Sethuraman, a bhakti yoga practitioner of 14 years. Tonight, we’ll discuss another important aspect of our lives: making decisions. Many different decisions drive our actions each day. Sometimes we may be happy with the outcome and sometimes we may end up regretting our decisions. What are the inner workings of decision-making, according to the Bhagavad Gita? What does it take to always make good decisions? See Jan 9, 23, and 30

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Siobhan Nicolaou
Tuesday, January 17

The Language of Abundance

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Come discover how the language of abundance can help you make the connection between how you speak and what you create. We will also address the language of love necessary to transform the more subtle voice within the emotional body, which will help you speak and vibrate in a single, consistent language. Siobhan Nicolaou is a clairvoyant spiritual counselor who practices regularly at East West. See workshop, Jan 19, and Readers, Page 7

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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David Gamow
Wednesday, January 18

How to Know and Trust Your Inner Guidance

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
True inner guidance is calm, centered knowing. Learn simple techniques to draw the guidance that is always freely available to you and to distinguish it from imagination or hope. David Gamow, author of Freedom from Stress, left a career on Wall Street to immerse himself in living eastern teachings for the past 30 years. He is the founder of Clarity Seminars, and has taught meditation and mind-calming techniques to almost 30,000 people at places like CBS, Stanford Medical, NASA, GE, the U.S. Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Siobhan Nicolaou
Thursday, January 19

Heart of Gratitude:
The Key to Abundant Manifestation

7-9pm • $44 thru Jan 18, $55 day of
In this fun and heartfelt workshop, Siobhan Nicolaou will help you discover where your heart and mind may be contracting and keeping you from experiencing the joy and abundance that is truly at the Heart of Gratitude. Using various exercises, you will expand and tune your heart and your perception to the vibration of love’s appreciation that transforms any act of giving and receiving. Siobhan will also offer each participant a short message from Spirit. See lecture, Jan 17, and Readers, Page 7

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Kac Young
Friday, January 20

How Essential Oils Can Improve Your Life

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Come learn all about essential oils—what they are, what they do, and why you should incorporate them into your life. Kac Young holds a PhD in natural healing, a doctorate in naturopathy, and a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy. Her approach is that healing is as much an art as it is a science and she will explain how you can become a healing artist using essential oils. Her newly released book is The Healing Art of Essential Oils. See workshop, Jan 21

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Saturday, January 21

Essential Oils and You

1-3pm • $45 thru Jan 20, $65 day of
Learn how essential oils can enrich your life, boost your health, balance your moods and put you on a green path for inner and outer healing. Kac Young is a PhD, a naturopathic doctor, a doctor of clinical hypnotherapy and the author of 12 books on health, healing, spirituality and romance. She’ll teach you how you can use rituals to bring purpose to your life and how essential oils can align your chakras. See lecture, Jan 20

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Acharya Mangalananda
Saturday, January 21

Kirtan: Divine Names and Mantras

7:30pm • $10 thru Jan 20, $15 day of
Acharya Mangalananda, with his band of talented kirtan musicians, will present an evening of spirited devotional kirtan from village India. The chanting of the Divine Names and Mantras is a healing, uplifting devotional practice. The Indian scales, or ragas, the pulsing percussion and joyous call and response of kirtan brings joy and clarity to the mind and heart.

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Tehya Sky
Sunday, January 22

A Ceremony Called Life

11:30am-12:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Come discover how life transforms when we regard all of life as sacred, as the spiritual practice itself. We will explore how—through this way of walking all of life as the ceremony it is, and by showing up each day with presence and accountability—we can begin to discover the meaning within all moments, from the sweet and miraculous to the challenging and the mundane. Tehya Sky is the author of A Ceremony Called Life: When Your Morning Coffee Is as Sacred as Holy Water. See workshop, following

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Sunday, January 22

Living Life as Ceremony and Spiritual Practice

2-5pm • $10 thru Jan 21, $15 day of
In this workshop with Tehya Sky, we will deeply consider what it means to show up with presence and accountability for all of life: from arguments with our beloveds and the challenging times we live in, to waking up each day with a prayerful orientation for the beauty we are invited to live. Together we will navigate our way into the power of choice we have to cultivate a meaningful curiosity for all the moments of life, as a way of living life as we truly intend to, knowing ourselves more truly, and creating the good visions of our hearts. See earlier event, above

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Himanshu Asnani and Sundar Sethuraman
Monday, January 23

Gita Wisdom, Part 3: Cracking Karma

7:30pm • $10
This 4-part series is presented by Himanshu Asnani, an accomplished scholar and practitioner of the Bhagavad Gita, and Sundar Sethuraman, a bhakti yoga practitioner of 14 years. In this session, we’ll see how karma not only governs the particular type of body and the faculties we get with it in each life, but also governs the results we get for our actions in each life. When one knows how karma works, one can always remain equipoised no matter the situation. Or in other words, one becomes unleashed or transcendental. See Jan 9, 16, and 30

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Maya Barak
Tuesday, January 24 *** CANCELLED ***

Biometric Hand Analysis

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Biometric Hand Analysis (BHA) provides a comprehensive personal map of inborn potentials and explains how experiences in infancy and childhood shaped our behavior and influences our present, everyday life. Since these are very early experiences, they are lost to the conscious mind, yet exist forever in the sub-conscious. Maya Barak, one of only three accredited BH Analysts in the world, invites you to look at your own hands in a scientific manner, and learn about different elements that are a vital part of who you are.


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Joe Solomonese
Thursday, January 26

The Gift of Anger:
Use Passion to Build, Not Destroy

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Come learn about how and when to use your anger, how to find allies wherever you can, and strategies for channeling your rage to create positive ends. Joe Solmonese draws on examples from his time as the president of the Human Rights Campaign–the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ organization—and his role in helping pass the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Be a part of a conversation exploring practical steps for using righteous indignation to benefit everyone. Joe is the author of The Gift of Anger: Use Passion to Build Not Destroy.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Marina Lighthouse
Friday, January 27

Feng Shui Adjustments for 2017

7:30pm • $10 thru Jan 26, $15 day of
It's a new year and what does 2017 hold for you? Award-winning author Marina Lighthouse will offer practical help, advice, and tips for your feng shui in 2017, the year of the Fire Rooster. Come find out what you can do to adjust your space for the optimum auspicious energy for the year. She will also review the location of the difficult as well as auspicious Flying Stars for 2017 and how to handle them.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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East West Psychic Fair
Saturday, January 28
Sunday, January 29

East West Psychic Fair

12-6pm both days
Come to East West to get guidance on what’s going on in your life during two days of private consultations with a wonderful selection of professional practitioners. Get the help you need to clear, expand and uplift your energy - from past-life illumination to angelic guidance, and from spirit-channeled messages to healings of the astral and energetic body, you will find the insights, answers and healing you seek. Each practitioner will keep a separate schedule, and separate payment will be made to each, not to East West. You must be present to sign up for appointments. The fair will operate on a first-come basis, with several practitioners available at all times.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Drum Circle
Saturday, January 28

East West Drum Circle SOLD OUT!

7:30pm • $20 thru Jan 27, $25 day of
Join David DiLullo for an immersive musical experience to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit. Connect with the healing power of drumming in a 3-part format, which includes an open jam, facilitated drumming, and a guided meditation. Open to beginners regardless of experience; ages 16 and up welcome. Drums are provided. www.GlobalDrumCircles.com See concert, Mar 25

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Himanshu Asnani and Sundar Sethuraman
Monday, January 30

Gita Wisdom, Part 4:
The Inverted Banyan Tree

7:30pm • $10
What is this material world? What is its purpose? There are many similarities between the Bhagavad Gita’s definition of this world and that of the movie The Matrix. Tonight we'll discuss another cornerstone theme of the Bhagavad Gita, which is ​how this world is a reflection.​ ​​Krishna, in the Gita, compares this world to an inverted Banyan Tree. Come find out why! This 4-part series is presented by Himanshu Asnani, an accomplished scholar and practitioner of the Bhagavad Gita, and Sundar Sethuraman, a bhakti yoga practitioner of 14 years. See Jan 9, 16, and 23

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