We’re in the home stretch of the year but maybe we need a serious pick-me-up to get through the rest. Our five favorite places to unwind and let go are sure to put the ease back in easy. Everyone say oum.
Sound Bath at Studiomix
There is no other perfect way to align your inner core than with a Sound Bath. What is sound bathing you may ask? A Sound Bath is like a deep tissue massage on a cellular level — relax and realign by simply being present as an expert practitioner creates vibrations through sound bowls. Bringing your mental and emotional psyche together, the experience is simply out of this world. // 1000 Van Ness, 3rd Floor, Nob Hill, The class is $20.00 and SF Bay Area residents get a first class free, studiomix.com
Therapy Sessions at Golden Gate Integral Counseling Center
For who need to talk, cry, and exclaim their lifes problems — GGC is perfect for those who are non-committal or have poor insurance. Working on a sliding scale, the intake officers will ask you a couple of questions to determine your income and from there you can discuss options. From there you’ll get to meet a list of on staff therapists who specialize in many different aspects of life. Some sessions can go as low as $25 an hour. // Contact the center via their intake form today!
Candlelight Yin at Satori Yoga Studio
Basically the opposite of what yoga actually is, this yin will keep your body still and silent. Don’t confuse it for nap time because the amount of inner and mental stretch can get you sweatin’. Meant to flush out congestion and tension in the connective tissues, they employ a ton of props for a comfortable experience - pillows, blocks, back rollers, and much more. The class is ideal for improving flexibility and posture, cross-training, and mindfulness. // 10 Sutter St., #100 (FiDi), $22 drop-ins; Wednesdays, 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., satoriyogastudio.com
Pottery Drop In’s at Ruby’s Pottery Studio
A great way to keep your hands moving while also clearing the mind. Ruby’s Pottery Studio has been offering newbies and veterans alike a moment in their highly skilled studio. Surrounded by like-minded people, this class offers a space to create with light guidance from the studio manager on-call. Newcomers should allow themselves 15 minutes before their scheduled time to get acquainted with the space and machines. And don’t worry, clay is provided. // 552 Noe St, Castro, Monday 6–9 PM, Tuesday 1–4 PM, Wednesday 6–9 PM, Friday 10 AM–1 PM, Saturday 1–4 PM, $14 per session and $7 to fire any creations, rubysclaystudio.org
Wine Tasting at The San Francisco Wine School
It’s wine Wednesday everyday with The San Francisco Wine School — experiencing the best wine out there isn’t difficult with one of their fabulous workshops. During your time, you get to sample 6-8 different flavors and from there you’ll learn the lingo behind this smooth beverage; you will explore the diversity of Napa’s neighbor toward the coast.
This workshop will provide students with the background
necessary to understand its distinction and reputation in the wine
market. // 415 Grand Ave #301, South San Francisco, Oct 11th; 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., The class is $125, sanfranciscowineschool.com