Health and wellness events worth seeking out in San Francisco this week

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By Hoodline - Published on April 01, 2019.

Want to up your game when it comes to health and wellness?

From sound mediation to a discussion of art's role in one's health, there's plenty to do when it comes to holistic activities to enrich your week. Read on for a rundown.

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The Art of Health Symposium

In celebration of the new Blue Shield of California Theater, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will present The Art of Health Symposium, which features performances from local artists, along with "presentations from inspiring health practitioners incorporating art into healthcare," write the organizers. 

Taking part in the presentation is Korean American performance artist, Dohee Lee, AXIS Dance Company and keynote speaker and music therapist, Matthew Logan from UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. 

When: Wednesday, April 3, 10-11 a.m.
Where: Blue Shield of California Theater at YBCA, 700 Howard St.
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Sound Healing Sanctuary with Loriel Starr

Next, The Assembly presents Sound Healing Sanctuary, a "meditative sound bath experience" that the organizers claim is "restorative and rejuvenating." Sound meditation expert Loriel Starr will use more than 30 crystal and Tibetan singing bowls, four "planetary healing gongs," and a selection of "ancestral sound healing instruments." 

When: Friday, April 5, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where: The Assembly, 449 14th St.
Price: $35
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Yoga and Brews at Barebottle Brewing

Bernal Heights' Barebottle Brewing Company and yoga instructor Emerson Shiang will host its quarterly collaboration, Yoga and Brews, this weekend.  Shiang will lead practitioners through a 75-minute yoga flow class, followed by a complimentary pour of one of Barebottle's craft beers or a non-alcoholic beverage, if you prefer. Beginners, as well as experience practitioners, are welcome to attend. 

When: Sunday, April 7, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Barebottle Brewing Company, 1525 Cortland Ave.
Price: $30
Click here for more details, and to get your tickets

Free Sound Healing Workshop and Open House

Finally, he Globe Institute will be delving into sound meditation this weekend, as well, with its overview "of the field of sound healing," according to the organizers. The group aims to discuss "resonance, entrainment binaural beats, The Schumann Resonance and how to find your root/soul frequency." 

When: Sunday, April 7, 1-6 p.m.
Where: Globe Institute, 351 Ninth St., #202
Price: Free
Click here for more details, and to register

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