Healing Through Self-Portrait: A Frida-Inspired Workshop
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Healing Through Self-Portrait: A Frida-Inspired Workshop

“I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” – Frida Kahlo

How you see your authentic self is necessary for survival; light or dark, it doesn’t matter. In this two-hour workshop, you will explore your relationship with Self by painting your own self-portrait, guided by artist Darlene Valencia. Discover your depths and reclaim your power. The cost of attendance includes all materials.

Venmo $45 to @darlenevalencia to reserve your spot. More info can be found on Darlene's website.

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Botanical Bliss: DIY Herbal Skin Care with Wild Child Apothecary
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Botanical Bliss: DIY Herbal Skin Care with Wild Child Apothecary

Spend the afternoon pampering yourself while creating your own natural skin care products.  Join local herbalist Beth Sachnoff of Wild Child Apothecary in exploring the decadent and soothing  benefits of plants & essential oils to nourish the skin. 

Leave with your own moisturizing facial serum and botanical toner. Walk away with a deeper understanding of how to care for your skin from the inside out. Some of the herbs we’ll be working with include calendula, gotu kola, rose, lavender, chamomile, dandelion, nettle, rosemary and more. 

$50, includes all materials and supplies 

Space is limited, purchase tickets at www.wildchildapothecary.com/events

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Sama Sama Brunch Popup
Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

Sama Sama Brunch Popup

Enjoy a delicious, heartfelt brunch at The Well Cafe, a beautiful space to enjoy nourishing food and drink in North Oakland. We are offering Filipino-inspired favorites like golden arroz caldo bowls, mochi bibingka waffles, rich coconut tsokolate, herbal teas & more!  There will be a sari-sari store with handmade goods from our youth.

Given the intimate space, we invite guests to come during one of TWO seatings (Early Bird and Midday seatings). 

We will have a limited number of walk-in openings to join the meal!

Proceeds benefit this year's Sama Sama Cooperative summer camp, a program that reclaims Pilipino language, culture, social justice and land-based traditions. 

Learn more: 
Sama Sama Cooperative: http://samasamacooperative.org/
Sariwa on IG: @sariwakitchen

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Herbs & Magick for Modern Witches
Mar
13
7:30 PM19:30

Herbs & Magick for Modern Witches

Are you a plant loving, nature connected, moon guided soul looking for some extra tools to harness your magick? Then this is the class for you! Join Julie Benefico of Opal Elements Cosmic Apothecary for an evening of alchemy, herbs, & ritual. In this workshop we will talk about the medicine & magick of our plant allies, self care practices for empowerment & manifestation, & each make our own personalized intention mist infused with herbs & gemstones.

Julie is a practicing clinical herbalist residing in the North bay. She is a hedgewitch that found her calling with plants and alchemy through deep self work and now it is her passion to share this with others. Julie believes if you heal yourself you can help heal the world. She spreads this notion by holding space for folks to connect with themselves, each other, the earth, and the sky.

Sliding scale $22-$33 includes all materials. Folks of any gender, race, & sexual orientation are welcome and seen in this space. Please purchase tickets online by following this link.

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Fungus Among Us: A Culinary Celebration of the Marvelous Mushroom
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Fungus Among Us: A Culinary Celebration of the Marvelous Mushroom

Local Oakland chef and sommelier, Brandon Rowan-Taylor and The Well Cafe have partnered to bring you a four course dinner, featuring the seasons best mushrooms as a centerpiece. As your tastebuds enjoy this culinary journey, we will explore the healthy benefits of our forest floor friend. If you’d like to elevate this experience, there will be a pair of pinots for an additional fee. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Menu:
Course 1: Stuffed mushroom caps
Course 2: Pickled mushroom salad
Course 3: Wild mushroom risotto
Course 4: Chocolate mushroom Mousse

Dinner: $40 Wine Pairing: $15

Please purchase tickets online by following this link.

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Calling Your Soulmate Home with a Vision Board
Feb
11
1:00 PM13:00

Calling Your Soulmate Home with a Vision Board

During this three hour workshop all participants will learn the basic concepts around creating the best conditions for attracting any and all desires including: energy clearing, meditation, basic astrology, sacred geometry, affirmations, and practical ways to heal limiting beliefs. Working with the law of attraction boosts the ability to call in the love you deserve.

This space is open to all genders, LGBTQ, racial and ethnic backgrounds. No prior experience or knowledge is required, although awareness of meditation, and metaphysical concepts are helpful. 

Please register online by following this link.

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Nervines & Adaptogens: Herbs for Strengthening the Nervous System
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Nervines & Adaptogens: Herbs for Strengthening the Nervous System

Join local herbalist Beth Sachnoff of Wild Child Apothecary in learning about plants to nourish and strengthen the Nervous System. Learn how plants known as nervines & adaptogens can replenish you during challenging times.  

You will leave this workshop with an understanding of how to add herbs to your own self-care practices. Take home your own handcrafted tea blend to start using right away.

$20-30 Sliding Scale

Purchase tickets online at https://www.wildchildapothecary.com/events

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Sama Sama Brunch Pop-up
Feb
10
10:00 AM10:00

Sama Sama Brunch Pop-up

Join the Sama Sama Cooperative and guest chef Sariwa for one of two seatings at this delicious Filipino brunch pop-up.

Enjoy a delicious, heartfelt brunch at The Well Cafe, a beautiful space to enjoy nourishing food and drink in North Oakland. We are offering Filipino-inspired favorites like golden arroz caldo bowls, mochi bibingka waffles, rich coconut tsokolate, herbal teas & more! You can even take home hand-drawn baybayin card (precolonial script) & other handmade treats. 

Given the intimate space, we invite guests to come during one of TWO seatings (Early Bird and Midday seatings). 

We will have a limited number of walk-in openings to join the meal!

Proceeds benefit this year's Sama Sama Cooperative summer camp, a program that reclaims language, culture, social justice and land-based traditions. 

Learn more: 
Facebook event: http://bit.ly/2nD8xec
Sama Sama Cooperative: http://samasamacooperative.org/
Sariwa: @sariwakitchen

 

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Eating for Health: FREE 5-week Holistic Nutrition Class Series
Feb
7
to Mar 7

Eating for Health: FREE 5-week Holistic Nutrition Class Series

FREE 5-week Holistic Nutrition Class Series* where you'll learn how to heal from the inside out. Many of us crave new ways to support our bodies with high quality nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Are you trying to find information on options for nourishing, healing foods? Do you desire balanced energy, smooth digestion and/or a deeper connection to self? Be inspired to make healthy changes in your life by signing up for this free 5-week wellness program.

Classes provided by Lara Saliwanchik, a Nutrition Consultant student from Bauman College. You will learn the foundations of nutrition and why they are essential for true healing of the mind, body and spirit, while cultivating a deeper understanding of self-love.

Register online by following this link.

*required to attend all classes to participate

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Honey Pies & Herbal Teas: A Cozy Winter Pop-up
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Honey Pies & Herbal Teas: A Cozy Winter Pop-up

Handcrafted pies by the lovely duo Appelgren + Smith, featuring distinctly delicious honey from local beekeeper Mike Vigo, "The Bee Rancher", paired with unique, medicinal herbal teas from The Well. Pie flavors include the well-loved Salty Honey plus a Honeyed Pecan, yum!

Pie slices $5
Whole pie $35
Tea $3

This event is cash or PayPal only, however there are ATMs across the street.

Located in Oakland, Sarah Smith and Jessica Appelgren are the bakers, moms and friends behind Appelgren + Smith. Appelgren + Smith pies merge classic recipes with unexpected ingredients.

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Dec
1
12:30 PM12:30

Cinnamon & Spice Herbal Holiday Trunk Show

Start your holiday at our artisan trunk show, specially curated for you by the the Well. Come and be nourished with tasty herbal teas and snacks from the Well's kitchen, and find unique gifts for the special folks in your life from our selection of handcrafted bath and beauty products, elixirs, crafts, jewelry, and other delightful wares from local makers. 

This is sweet opportunity to learn more about herbal medicine, support local businesses, listen to live music, receive a healing session and celebrate the season in community. We hope to see you there!

The Well Cafe * New Moon Apothecary * Wild Child Apothecary * Cycles Apothecary * Mommysoup * Stinging Nettle Apothecary * Adorable * Apothecary of the Soul * Tonali Threads

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The Well Cafe Grand Opening
Jun
10
2:00 PM14:00

The Well Cafe Grand Opening

The Well Cafe is proud to announce its grand opening date, June 10, 2017 where we'd love to see you and celebrate with us. Stop by to say hello, take a look around the space, and enjoy our menu offerings. We will also be hosting several mini-workshops to share our knowledge and learn together. We look forward to sharing plant wisdom with you and your family!

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Collaborative Mosaic Creation
May
20
to May 21

Collaborative Mosaic Creation

Get creative! Get involved! Be the artist! Build community! Help launch The Well! Ross Holzman with facilitate 2 days of public/community mosaic making to beautify the entrance door and path to The Well Cafe in N. Oakland. We'd love folks to show up and help out. We'll provide snacks and a good creative time. And by participating, you will literally help build and make a piece of art that will permanently live at the entrance to The Well. Come for any amount of time between 10am-5pm. Saturday night around 5pm we will have a ritual to bless the cafe space - and mosaic makers are welcome to stay for that. It's gonna be a grand, satisfying time. I hope you'll join us.

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Open House!
Feb
4
5:00 PM17:00

Open House!

Join us for an exciting all day Open House at the East Bay Community Space, home of The Well. Drop in from 5pm-7pm and indulge in the The Well's deliciously crafted drinks and bites. Enjoy some of our nourishing offerings alongside live music, family activities, and spoken word performances (just to name a few)! 

For more information on the EBCS's full day line-up click here

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