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Sky High: Flying in Contact Improv

Sunday 22nd January 2023

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Starting in the new year, the San Jose Contact Improv Jam will be converted into a series of Pop-Up Workshops/Jams. These will be led by me, Abby, and will take place on Sunday afternoons on a monthly/bi-monthly basis at Shiva Yoga Wellness.


We will kick off this new offering with a class called "Sky-High: Flying in Contact Improv" where we will be focusing on the mechanics of flying and practicing ways to soar in the air with safety, ease, and joy! I will have master contacter, Brandon Stewart, as my assistant.


We will then transition into a CI Jam where we will apply what we have learned.


This class is for ALL levels!


Sunday, January 22



Shiva Yoga Wellness

255 N Market St Unit 250, San Jose, CA 95110


1-2:15  Sky-High class led by Abby Pistoni with Brandon Stewart

2:15-3:30  CI Jam


Come prepared with kneepads, comfortable pants, a long-sleeved shirt, and a water bottle


Meisner Light-Dark  Acting Workshop

You'll leave having taken a risk to experience a part of yourself you keep in the shadows.

Sunday 4th December 2022

11:00am to 2:00pm

Honor your dark and light. Express your Humanness with elegant abandon. Find safety and fun in surrender.



The Meisner Light-Dark Acting workshop, led by Jeremy Parise of Starfish workshops, is a non-traditional Meisner class. It honors authenticity in all of its forms and invites you to be met in truth not often supported in everyday life. Scene preparation is also addressed.

Class is in 3 parts:

1. One-minute short personalized exercise that stretches you in a new direction

2. Repetition Exercise - Meisner's only acting exercise, done in a non-traditional way that cuts to the truth of the moment - less head, more instinct....directly addresses obstacles to interpersonal human connection.

3. Scenes - emailed to you the night before class - practice living the experience as opposed to "doing a scene"


Tickets: $75 (by Friday 2nd December at noon)

For more information about the style of the workshop visit

Dramatic Actress

Open To Your Soul's Voice

A Healing Session with Live Music

Sunday 29th January 2023

11:00am to 3:00pm

Through chanting, song, and sound healing you’ll embody practices allowing you to drop beneath the distraction of your mind to the infinite reservoir of creative possibility within.

Manaar will lead a circle with the intention to get in touch with our bodies and minds and connect to heart consciousness.


In this integrative gathering we will:

1. Warm-up: Open to breath

2. Improvisation: Free your inner voice and sound with ease

3. Sacred Chant: Enter the sacred heart with Sufi Song-Chanting


Healthy snacks will be provided


Book Tickets Below:

Cost: $110


Space is limited!


Musical instruments are welcomed and some will be provided.

(No musical experience necessary).

New Moon Reiki Activation

Awaken you DNA, 

Receive Light Codes, 

Receive Higher Vibrational Frequencies

Sunday 19th February 2023

11:00am to 1:00pm

Reiki activation during the new moon will help accelerate fully awakening your DNA by opening your energetic channels (chakras) to receive light codes, additional activations and high vibrational frequencies coming through to support the collective ascension to 5D and unity consciousness.

We often forget that our bodies and minds need an energetic cleansing, to create room for new growth and to have a clearer connection with our intuition and inner wisdom. When we are in vibrational alignment, we attract opportunities, situations and relationships into our lives that lead us to the next steps of our evolution.

Reiki Energy Healing creates a sense of relaxation by dissolving patterns of stress, worry and anxiety. Reiki is an ancient healing art which channels universal life force energy through the palms of a trained Reiki practitioner. This vital life energy activates the natural healing process, detoxifies the body of both physical and emotional blockages, and nurtures a state of deep relaxation and calmness.

Reiki Masters will open your energetic channels, known as “chakras”, to allow their natural state of flow. Once your chakras are in alignment, universal life force energy can go wherever it’s needed to heal parts of the body, emotions, mind, spirit and energy field.

What to Bring: Yoga mat, blanket, eye cover to allow yourself to be immersed in deep relaxation and anything else that helps you stay cozy.


$30 early-bird (online before 02/19/2023)

$35 regular (on the day)

***Kindly arrive early to get settled in. We will not accept late arrivals once we begin.***

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