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Wake Up San Francisco

March 28, 2015
Nourse Theater

Spirituality and music come together for a day of insight and transformation. Includes evening concert by Alanis Morissette.

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Bringing together spiritual teachers, artists, scientists, and scholars, Wake Up San Francisco promises to be a day of reflection, new insight, and transformation.

Caroline Myss
Alanis Morissette
Sally Kempton
Sera Beak
Roger Housden
Mario Martinez
Tara Sophia Mohr
Tami Simon
And more!

Following a day of inspirational teaching and keynotes, Alanis Morissette will join pioneering spiritual teacher Adyashanti for a one-of-a-kind dialogue about waking up in the midst of everyday life, followed by an intimate, acoustic concert with Alanis Morissette!

Register now!

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