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Monday, April 24, 2006


the LA yoga scene is truly a very dynamic one. while i was checking out yoga schedules recently, i came across these changes:

1. andrea marcum no longer teaches at earth's power yoga; she now has her own studio near LACMA and the la brea tar pits. here's the latest from her about her new space (i've merged the original announcement with her recent update). you can keep abreast of the developments at her website, www.andreamarcum.com :

What was a purple and yellow pilates studio less than a month ago has become U Studio in record breaking time... I am SO excited, for all of you to come and see your new home.

It is U Studio, because it is all of U, this incredible commUnity who are the inspiration. Your emails and support have seen me through this rapid and challenging transition, and I can't tell you how much that means to me. You will not be disappointed by what we have created--I think it is something really special.

Here are directions, my schedule and other info -- this will also be posted on my website in the coming days...

Mon/Wed/Fri 8:15am
Tues/Thurs 10:15am <-- starting May 1st
Monday-Friday 6pm
Saturday and Sunday 10:30am and 4pm

Class Pricing:
13.00 single class
55.00 series of 5
100.00 series of 10
120.00 monthly unlimited

U Studio
5410 Wilshire Blvd. suite 500
(two blocks west of La Brea, between Cochran and Cloverdale on the south side of the street)

Parking street parking as well as 2 public lots (one behind the building, and one a block away on the north east corner of Detroit and Wilshire). I have made a deal with the private lot directly behind the building for the 8:15 am and the 6pm classes. They will let you park for $1.50 while you are in class during those times--(their regular rates apply at all others). The way it will work is that you will pay after class for the 8:15am (the attendant isn't there yet when we start) and you will pay before class for the 6pm. It is important that you leave the lot before 8pm, as the Conga Room seems to have control of the kingdom after that (ah, the subterranean world of the valet parking people...).

Again, I thank you all for your incredible sense of Unity. I really look forward to seeing all of you, as i have missed you so much!! I am happy to answer any of you questions.

2. i found this on mark blanchard's progressive power yoga website, www.marksyoga.com. from what's shown in the photo, it looks like his new studio's located where the old brentwood yoga used to be at the corner of san vicente and gorham:

New Studio to Open in Brentwood on June 12th

We are proud to announce the opening of our new location in Brentwood Village! After looking for months around the city, we have finally chosen this location in Brentwood for our next studio. Unlike any studio we have created in the past, this one will have the most comprehensive progressive power yoga program in the city. Outstanding instruction for students as well as training certification for teachers. In addition, we are opening the PRANA WIND GALLERY which features exquisite, unique and unexpected artwork from some of the world's most talented artisans and craftspeople. Progressive Power Yoga will open new studios along the coast of California and across the United States in the months ahead. Please contact us directly for franchise opportunities. Now accepting reservations for yoga series in the new studio. Contact us directly at info@progressivepoweryoga.com.

3. and wouldn't you know it - even before i had a chance to visit city yoga's new toluca lake studio, anthony and rebecca benenati posted this on their website, www.cityyoga.com :

Dear Friends:

As the owners of City Yoga West Hollywood, we regretfully announce the closing of City Yoga Toluca Lake.

We have barely been open 3 months, and in that time we have made deep connections with many of you and have tried to provide you with excellent yoga. However, many unfortunate things have occurred and we are unable to stay open.

When this first came to our attention, we decided to stop selling series so as not to leave you, our beloved students, with classes to use up. We are very sorry if this was inconvenient to you at the time, we did not feel it was appropriate or ethical to do so.

Those of you with classes left on your series have two options: you may use them at our beautiful West Hollywood location or, through a special arrangement with Christy Marsden at Yoga Blend in Burbank, you may use your series there. She has generously agreed to honor your outstanding classes. Here is their information:

Yoga Blend
2918 1/2 Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA 91505

4. finally, the rumors about yet another new westside yoga studio are close to becoming reality. the opening date will supposedly be around mid-may. stay tuned...