From restorative yoga to dream astrology, classes to expand your mind
INTERPRETING DREAMS WITH HORARY ASTROLOGY
You may not have heard of the San Francisco Astrological Society, but as far as Bay Area star sign enthusiasts are concerned, it's a big deal. This year it will be hosting astrology-focused lectures on topics like "The Cycle of Saturn," "2012 and Beyond." If you're interested in what your dreams can tell you about the future, you'll have to check out this upcoming talk. It promises to teach about the basic techniques needed to unlock your dreams for clues on what's to come using ancient Greek dream interpretation methods and horary astrology, a sect of astrology based on creating a horoscope for the exact moment in which a question is asked.
May 26, 7:30 p.m., $7 for members, $12 for nonmembers. Building C, Fort Mason Center, SF., www.sfastrologicalsociety.com
SENSUAL TOUCH AND DEEPER CONNECTION (IN AND OUT OF THE BEDROOM)
If you're not big on touching people, then this class is probably not for you — although it might have the power to change your mind on the subject. This one-time workshop with somatic therapist and intimacy coach Shara Ogin teaches you how to take physical contact to the next level. From intimacy to sex to sensual massage, Ogin plans to show students how to make each experience more intimate and cosmically close.
April 19, 6–8 p.m., $40/pair advance, $45 at door. Good Vibrations, 1620 Polk, SF. www.goodvibes.com
EVOLVING WESTERN HERBAL TRADITIONS
Medical herbalist, new age crusader, and self-proclaimed member of the herbal renaissance, David Hoffman teaches this class focusing on the history of herbalism in the United States and the world. The workshop ranges from discussions about herbs in science and medicine to ways herbs are used in the our country and the changing role of botanical medicine in a modern global context. Rolling papers not included.
Aug. 23, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., $100. Charlotte Maxwell Complimentary Clinic, 2601 Mission, SF. www.ohlonecenter.org