“Stuck in Kathmandu” Film Screening

skatmanduflyer_KavaFBPostersmallJoin us for a screening of the documentary film “Stuck in Kathmandu” on Sunday, February 16th at 9pm. The film is a documentary of Briana Kai’s journey to take her grandfather’s ashes to the Valley of Flowers in India. Along the way, she gets stranded in Kathmandu, Nepal, where this part of the documentary takes place, as she is able to deeply explore the Nepalese culture, absorb the wisdom of sacred sites, befriend the children, and receive the embrace of the Nepali people.

One of the most profound moments in the film, is the time spent with the NAG school, and the incredible spirits of the Nepali children. The NAG, Nawa Asha Griha, Home of New Hopes, is a home for street children, where kids from the poorest conditions can find a home, a nourishing meal, an education, and a chance at a brighter future. Founded twenty years ago by Nicole Thakuri-Wick, starting with six kids in her living room, now accommodating and supporting over 500 children. It is truly a blessing and an inspiration, to see the bright spirits of these once downtrodden children. http://www.nagnepal.org/wordpress/en/

Briana has the opportunity to return to the NAG school with the company of Tammy Firefly and few other world renowned performance artists to bring circus toys and perform for the children. They have an Indiegogo campaign where people can go to support their cause and this screening is a fundraiser to bring awareness, share her journey and help make this next part happen.

Integrative Medicine and Amazonian Shamanism with Dr. Joe Tafur MD

January 25th, 2014
Rooted Kava Bar
3811 Ray Street, San Diego 2-4 pm
Price: $15, includes one free Kava! Bula!


Please join us for a two hour presentation on the modern practice of Amazonian Shamanism. The presentation will introduce Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine, including the use of master plants and ayahuasca ceremony. Dr. Tafur will review the practice of traditional medicine at his healing center in the Peruvian Amazon, focusing primarily on the center’s experiences with patients and visitors over the past years. He will also demonstrate parallels between this work and modern advances in medical science in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology and epigenetics. Later in the presentation, we will move to a question and answer format, encouraging exploration into this powerful medical tradition and the possibilities for integration.

Dr. Joe Tafur MD is a family physician and founding partner of Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual, a traditional healing center in the Upper Amazonian Rainforest in Iquitos, Peru where he works with master Shipibo healer and shaman Ricardo Amaringo and Cvita Mamic, Canadian artist and gifted healer (www.nihuerao.com). Dr. Tafur studied medicine at UCSD SOM and has been an active member of the Integrative Medicine community. Over the years, Dr. Tafur has collaborated on a variety of community and academic projects with his colleagues at UCSD, UCLA, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, the Alternative Healing Network, and the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine; including two years of post-doctoral research at the UCSD Dept. of Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine. For the past seven years, Dr. Tafur has been travelling to Peru to study with Master Shipibo Healers. He is now advancing his study under Maestro Ricardo Amaringo and works alongside him in healing ceremony at Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual.

Casey Turner Ukulele Acoustic Island Beach Rock

This is Aloha Thursdays at Rooted. Wear a Hawaiian shirt and your 1st kava is 2 for 1, starting at 9pm.
Join us at Rooted every Thursday 9:30-11:00PM for some chill Island Beach Rock with Casey Turner.
Casey is just back from his tour in Hawaii and is a super talented musician with an open heart and great vibe.  Come check him out.
He plays an upbeat fun style of Acoustic Island Beach Rock.  Come experience the warmth of the people and the laid back atmosphere of Rooted and try one of Louis’s latest Kava creations from Horchata kava to orange vanilla, or the kava bar favorite the kava colada:)
Hope to see you all this Thursday night!
Casey Turner – This I Already Know
Casey Turner – Never Want To Go Home