Beach-Yoga Sand-Drawing Workshop

Be a human paintbrush: creating beauty inside and out through environmental art

This is the perfect team building activity. Gather with a group of inspired individuals at an iconic beach setting during low tide. Grab a rake and carry your shoes to the shore. Let go of the busy working day world and connect to your body and beach as you are gently guided through an easeful breath-work and movement sequence. We begin drawing with the rakes, now you are feeling the ocean, giant patterns emerge in the sand. You don’t know what is next, and your feeling transformed by the process. Guiding you is Andres Amador Arts’ facilitator Kelsi Anderson, who supports you in dropping down to your inner being, while raising up your creativity. The tides come in. What we create is washed away … impermanent, joyful, physical, challenging, and playful. You are meeting new friends; connecting with old friends, your family, your body, your breath, spirit, and nature.

Check our Adventure Calendar for upcoming availability as dates and times (event is dependent on favorable tides). Customized team building events are available for private groups. Current events scheduled for Baker Beach in San Francisco.

Location: San Francisco with alternatives in Marin County and Sonoma.
Number of participants: Minimum 6 participants (or event is rescheduled).
Contingencies: Rain cancels or reschedules
Event Duration: standard event is 3 hours

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Paddle the Bay in a Traditional Hawaiian Canoe

A Local Soul Exclusive not found anywhere else in the North Bay! Tour the Sausalito Houseboats, meet sea lions and have a catered picnic!

Experience the art of traditional team paddling with outrigger guides in Sausalito. Our guides are marine naturalists and expert water women and men. They are ready to share their passionate knowledge of the life aquatic and traditional Hawaiian culture. You will be doing the paddling with their instruction and steering support. No prior experience required. Although we rarely huli (flip the canoe), all guests are required to be able to swim or tread water for 15 minutes. This adventure is not for children under 18. This is a 2-3 hour experience with a minimum of 4 persons to fill the canoe.

Check our Adventure Calendar for days and times or contact us to book directly. 48 hour advance booking required. Weather dependent. If we need to cancel due to unfavorable weather or water conditions, a full refund will be issued. (Options for solo, private on a 2-person outrigger by appointment.)

Explore San Francisco’s Lands End & Sutro Baths

Unplug for a rejuvenating walk above a wild ocean.

Locals love, and sometimes forget about, this Instagram gem at San Francisco’s western edge. But there’s more to this iconic place than meets the eye. Whether you live here or have just one more day to see the city, take a trip out to "Lands End" to immerse yourself in nature and unplug from the urban. You will feel recharged and inspired!

The 2.5 hour hike begins at the Coastal Trail at Lands End Look Out and Visitors Center (near the Cliff House restaurant). The 1.5 mile "Out and Back" trail weaves through time and space like a tale of two cities – coastal wilderness meets high-tech civilization. You will see and hear all about the ruins of the Sutro Baths, created in 1894 by Adolph Sutro. His vision was to bring the nintynine percent of the public, out to see his 1.7 million gallon sea-water filled swimming pool and other recreational attractions. Besides history, we look for pods of porpoise, whales, pelicans, hawks, sea otters, and other wildlife – as we walk towards the Golden Gate Bridge. We Bring our 35+ years of experience, working on these trails with the "National Park Service" and "Golden Gate National Recreation Area." We love to share our knowledge of the cultural history, flora and fauna - which includes 36 endangered species in this designated UNESCO bioreserve. Optional introduction to walking meditation at the rock labyrinth included. This is a moderate-easy hike with some steep stair sections and some uneven terrain.

Requirements Ability to walk 3+/- miles over mostly mild trail with a couple moderately steep stair sections. To get to the Labyrinth there is a short, but very steep stair trail to walk down and back up. If some in our group choose not walk the Seal Rock Beach part of the hike, can enjoy a 30 minute break to soak up the views, or saunder back on their own.
May be more depending on additional features of specific event
Weather : Weather may be foggy or sunny. If a steady rain, hike will be cancelled.
Refund Policy Full refund 24 hours prior notice
When: : Mondays 10am, Weds. & Thurs. 4pm, or by appointment.
Meeting location Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 680 Point Lobos Avenue
What to Where & Bring: Hat or cap, windbreaker, walking shoes, water.

Craft Beer Tour & Tasting Sonoma Valley

It Takes Really Great Beer to Make Good Wine

Day trip to Sonoma-town for an artisan farm-to-glass experience. Go behind the tanks and barrels to meet our local craft brewers. Did you know the California-style Pale Ale was first brewed here in 1976? Come ... hear... and taste, the latest trends in local grown hops and new styles as well as the popular IPA's. We'll begin at our local brewpubs in downtown Sonoma – first a sample tasting, and then lunch. We'll visit at least three little known brew gems. Add-on trips to the larger breweries like Russian River, Moonlight or Lagunitas, can be arranged with advance notice for a additional transportation fee.

Requirements No physical requirements, 4-person minimum. 13 person max.
Refund Policy Full refund 48 hours prior notice
Weather Policy Rain or Shine
When: Pick up 11AM San Francisco, Return to SF by 6pm. Fridays and Scheduled by appointment.
Meeting location: TBD
What to Where & Bring: Comfortable shoes, we may take a stroll or short hike in Sonoma.

Urban Art Walks

Whether you’re an artist, art lover, or not, you will be transported with all your senses. These chosen locales are our personal friends and local soul favorites. It's because of – their sense of creative place, and ongoing art-making living history. Rooftops, secret alleys, a speakeasy salon ... the oldest and only "sound-sculpture-theatre" in the world, are experienced into the afternoon and evening. Rub shoulders, meet and sketch, with local artists. Really, this tour is like an immersive Art History of San Francisco. Once you take it, you can impress your friends with new-found knowledge, and share with them these alternative artsy places – where you can see, make, and buy, original art.

This tour is 4-5 hours long, and as an option, can include an evening performance. We’ll be walking or standing 50% of the time, so this is essentially an active experience. You will experience a private class, in a cozy living room, by an artist/owner of Lost Art Salon. Transportation to the non-walking distance venues, and refreshments, are included in price. Additional food and beverage can be purchased at the beginning and end of the tour.

Requirements Ability to walk 1+/- miles on city streets, staircases, no fear of heights or of random acts of sketching and drawing. 10 person max.
Refund Policy Full refund 24 hours prior notice
Weather Policy Weather is not a factor on this experience. Rain or Shine.
When: Fridays 3pm, or by appointment. (Option for evening performance at 8:15pm is an additional $30 and requires 48 hour advance booking for tickets. No refunds once booked for the performance.)
Meeting location: Caffe Trieste 601 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (North Beach Neighborhood of San Francisco).
What to Where & Bring: Wear layers for SF wacky weather, walking shoes, water.

Beach Sunset Jam

Enjoy an outdoor local-sourced, healthy bbq picnic followed by a foot-stomping, soul-warming jam session. You don’t have to be a musician, but this experience is best enjoyed if you like to sing, hum, pick a guitar, or drum on a bucket, with others. You can even bring your own songs – we’ll have a band to back you up!

This is a 2-3 hour experience, it's better than a dinner reservation in the Mission. We’ve seen whale spouts and glorious sunsets. We’ve also been ensouled by fog, with fog horns as backup players. It’s always amazing as everything tastes and sounds better in this magical outdoors. BBQ options include: bbq tempeh and or chicken kabobs, Paleo-style bbq salad, corn on the cob, cornbread, homemade cookies or fruit. Beverages included or BYOB. Optional pre-picnic sand drawing demonstration.

Requirements Ability to be outside in sometimes breezy conditions. 4-person minimum. 15 person max. (To include a sand drawing experience prior to the picnic please inquire.)
Refund Policy Full refund 24 hours prior notice
Weather Policy Rain Cancels.
When: By appointment.
What to Where & Bring: Bring warm jacket, hat.

Wine Country Mindful Walks

Explore the quiet beauty and historical footpaths of Sonoma’s Valley of the Moon

The true hidden soul of Sonoma is found in its natural places. Intrepid seekers of earthly beauty have been drawn here from the beginning. At an elevation of almost 2,500 feet, Sonoma Mountain is known as a place of healing for the local Native-American tribes. And there is the history of the well-known author and adventurer Jack London. His "Beauty Ranch" is now a State Park which preserves a moment-in-time abundant with nature. Have you heard of the maverick food writer M.F.K. Fisher? Or the human rights activist, and spunky entrepreneur, Mary Ellen Pleasant? Or Ellen Stuart – the inspiration for the village of Glen Ellen? And the first woman known to plant vineyards there. Insipration for the early women of "The Valley of the Moon" can be known through visiting their sacred spots here. As locals who walk these trails daily, we can share these gentle 2 hour hikes through Sonoma’s trails and original vineyards. Experience the nature of Sonoma, with our guides who are local park docents, history experts, and studied meditators. Walks are moderate to semi-strenuous with some hills. We can always take out the semi-strenuous and add unforgettable wine-tasting and outdoor picnics for a customized full sensory experience.

Choose from these or contact us for private vineyard hikes.

Montini Preserve, downtown Sonoma- Explore early Sonoma land cultivation, and the rewarding practice of "Walking Meditation" on this gentle 3 mile hike. We travel through the foothills overlooking downtown Sonoma, enjoying views of Sonoma Plaza, San Pablo Bay, Sonoma Mountain, and beautiful Sonoma Valley. Easy-to-Moderate difficulty, with plenty of shade, Walking Meditation handout included.

Jack London State Park, Glen Ellen- Explore the Jack London adventures, and the pleasures of Walking Meditation on this 4.5 Mile hike beginning at Jack London’s Beauty Ranch. Wind up through the redwoods past Jack’s Lake, along Asbury Creek to the Ancient Redwood, approximately 1500 years old and known to locals as the "Grandmother Tree." Being in Grandmother’s venerable presence is the perfect compliment to a vigorous mindful hike. Moderate-to-Strenuous difficulty, with plenty of shade. Walking meditation handout included.

Beltane Ranch and The Early Food and Wine Pioneers…..(to come)

Requirements Ability to walk 3+/- miles with your cell phone off.
Refund Policy Full refund 24 hours prior notice
Weather Policy Rain or Shine but if a steady rain or stormy conditions expected, hikes will be cancelled by LSA at a full refund.
When: Tuesday, Thursdays or Fridays 10am, or by appointment.
Meeting location: Sonoma Valley: Meeting place is the “Field of Dreams” parking lot next to Sonoma Police Station, 175 1st St West, Sonoma.

Custom Designed Adventures for Private Groups

Design your own local soul adventure!

Pursuing our mission of going outside to get inside – we love to collaborate and create the perfect itinerary for team bonding of corporate groups, couples, and families. We have professional facilitators, instructors, and language translators for adventurous communication training. When a diverse group engages in a activity, people learn to listen and speak with each other as individuals - no matter the differences - which is the key to creating a vibrant and inclusive workplace environment.

Ideas for couples:
*Instead of chocolate and wine for Valentine's Day take your sweetheart on a heart-pounding trail hike or ride followed by a surprise beach picnic and bonfire.
*Enjoy a private tour of San Francisco's iconoclastic artist venues and make your own postcard.

Ideas for families:
*Sail to Angel Island for a picnic and water sport activities like Stand Up Paddling instruction.
*Tour the Marin Headlands for an insiders tour of the Marin Mammal Center and the Headlands Center for the Arts.

Ideas for corporate groups and teams:
*Learn to work together to make 6-person outrigger canoes "kick and glide" in the challenging San Francisco Bay waters.
*Take the team to Sonoma Wine and Beer Country for walking meditation in the woods and a behind the scenes farm-to-glass tastings.
*Have your team build your company's logo as a massive beach artwork.

And many other possibilites. We can handle all the details.