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Thursday, February 08, 2007

i [heart] yoga and music

here are the musical events for the month of february. and for those who believe that yoga is best when shared with someone special, i've included some valentine's day partner workshops...

Chanting with Steve Ross
Maha Yoga
Friday, February 9, 2007 8pm
Cost: Donation (for our musicians)


Fill your heart with divine bliss as Steve leads us through beautiful chants. Guaranteed to have you floating out of the studio. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a cushion to sit on and enjoy.

Partner Yoga with Scott and Andrea Lewicki
Enjoy a Playfully Divine Afternoon with Another
Mission Street Yoga
Saturday, February 10, 2:30-5:30pm
$60 per couple ($70 after 2/06); pre-registration necessary


Vimarsha: Divine Reflection
Sometimes, to see our own potential more clearly, it helps to see it reflected through the eyes of another. In this workshop, we will playfully explore ways that working with a partner in yoga can deepen our connection to one another and to
ourselves. Using the ancient and useful principle of Vimarsha, or Divine Reflection, we will move through sequences of partner-assisted poses, where one helps the other, and double yoga poses, where each reflects the other in dynamic and balanced symmetries. We will use synchronized breathing exercises for relaxation and ultimate connection.
This workshop is for all levels. The only prerequisite is the desire to have fun practicing with another.
If you are in search of a partner for the workshop, please speak to the front desk before the day of the workshop.

Let us Love the World to Peace: A Celebration in honor of Gurmukh's 64th Birthday
Golden Bridge Yoga
Saturday, February 10, 2007 7:00pm
Cost: $BY DONATION!


Kundalini Yoga & Meditation! Chanting! Triple Gong! Bhangra Dancing with our famous DJ Tej Gill! Live performances throughout the evening.
Sweetheart treats and cake served! Everyone is invited to join us!
A benefit for Himalayan Kids, a Tibetan orphanage in India. In lieu of gifts, Gurmukh asks that you please donate generously!

Kirtan (call and response chanting) with Travis Eliot
Santa Monica Yoga
Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:00-9:30pm
By Donation


Zen Dancing Ritual World Concerts with Micheline Berry, Craig Kohland & Shaman's Dream
Exhale Venice
Saturday, February 10, 2007 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Cost: $15; $20 at the door


Where ecstatic dance and live world music meet, Zen Dancing® induces peak states of ecstatic embodiment and deep union with the pranic "flow" between dancer and drum, breath and beat.
The language of dance is universal and since 1996 Micheline Berry, Craig Kohland and their world ensemble Shaman's Dream have been resurrecting and defining the ritual world dance in Los Angeles, CA. Their live concerts are akin to a world ethnotronica odyssey that will sweep you up in a wave of trance dance marked by the evocative indigenous sounds and deep visionary grooves that have become the signature of their music.
No experience necessary...simply come prepared to move and let the music take you where it will.

Herbs & Tonics of Love
Revive Studios
Sunday, February 11, 2007 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $10 per person


Hosted by Ron Teeguarden's Senior Herbalist Heather Cook, this workshop will teach you how to achieve radiant health through ancient Chinese herbs. Weather you wish to enhance your yoga practice, improve sexual pleasure, or increase your ability to handle stress, this workshop is for you! Come learn about these incredible herbs and the philosophy behind the tradition. www.dragonherbs.com

Partner Yoga Workshop with Bindu Dexter
Insight Yoga
Sunday, February 11, 2007 1:00-3:30pm
$30 per person/ $50 per couple pre-registered; $40 per person/$60 per couple at the door


Our yoga practice is generally an individual, personal, internal practice of integration and balance. In partner yoga practice we can cultivate these important qualities in the push-pull context of relationship. True intimacy is always a matter of genuine presence. A sense of wholeness or completeness is experienced when we see our own stability and presence as a partner. This kind of partnership can be seen in terms of universal brother/sisterhood. From our closest most intimate relationships, to the seemingly most distant – we can learn to be a true partner.
Please join us for this wonderful and illuminating practice! Bring a partner or come alone. In most cases partners of different weight and height can work together. This practice is appropriate for all levels of yoga experience.

Chakras In Love with Arun Deva & Sequoia Neptune
Liberation Yoga
Sunday, February 11, 2007 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $40 or $70/couple in advance; $45 or $80/couple at the door


In the subtle world of the energetic body, there exist certain vortexes that color the current flowing through them. Called chakras, these centers spin like a discus and when they release their potency, magic happens. In the realm of love, each chakra manifests its own peculiar qualities and as they flower, our love itself becomes a pathway to the Mystical Playground of the Divine. Part lecture, part practice and part aroma therapy, this workshop will move you through the different energies we manifest in our relationships, with each other and with our loved ones.

Partner Yoga with Mara Hesed
Rising Lotus Yoga
Sunday, February 11, 2007 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $30 for you and your partner in advance, $35 at the door

Come join Mara Hesed for a foray into the challenges and joys of relating through yoga. Learn ways that you can practice together at home. Express and explore intimacy through physicality. Break through habits and discover new ways of relating. Examine your relationship using yogic philosophy. Connect to one another, beyond words, through loving kindness.
It is Mara's great pleasure to be assisted for this workshop by her own beloved husband, Duke. Mara and Duke have been practicing their relationship for over 10 years and are still loving it!
Mara originally began using movement to explore relating as an actor. She has enjoyed teaching Partner Yoga workshops for a few years now, and has recently added Thai Yoga Massage to her bag of tricks.
This class will be a fun, frank awakening for you and your partner and will put you into just the right frame of mind for Valentine's Day!

Partner Yoga Workshop with Steven Vincent and Anitra Wetzel
Angel City Yoga
Sunday, February 11, 2007 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $45.00 per couple


“Yoga Squared” multiplies the joy and fun of yoga practice to the nth degree!
This workshop will blend Partner Yoga (yoga postures performed together with another practitioner), Assisted Yoga (postures performed with the help and support of another practitioner) and Thai Yoga massage (manipulation and stimulation of limbs and body tissues in Yoga postures).
You will be amazed at how much you can get out of Yoga when practiced together with a partner. It's lots of FUN and it feels GREAT. This will be the perfect way to finally get that friend to try Yoga with you. Your friend can be a Partner or anyone else you want to share the fun and joy of Yoga with.
This workshop sold out last year, so buy your tickets in advance by calling the studio at (818) 788-9642 or call Steven Vincent at 818-345-YOGA (9642).
Attend the workshop and you will also receive a coupon for 25% off Dinner for Two at Madeleine Bistro - Unique Cuisine Healthy - Organic - Vegan
18621 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356

Partner Yoga and Massage with Julian Walker
Santa Monica Yoga
Sunday, February 11, 2007 2:00-5:00PM
Cost: $90 for two people (or $110 less than one week in advance)
$50 for one person (or $60 less than one week in advance)

The response was so overwhelming to the Partner Yoga and Massage Workshop in the Summer that Julian has decided to create two workshops for the Spring (the second will be on March 25).
This first workshop will:
get you comfortable doing partner stretches
create a space to ask for what you want
explore the shared experience of giving and receiving
be a fun environment to be "in your bodies" together

Temple Bhajan Band
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
Sunday, February 11, 2007 6:30pm
Cost: Suggested Donation $10

Come join with us for a night of celebration, chanting, and incredible bhajans played by LA's very own Temple Bhajan Band. The Concert will be part of our weekly Sunday night Satsang, followed by Indian food and treats.
The Temple Bhajan Band is a group of devotional chanters that tours Southern California's Yoga Studios, Yoga Retreats, and various social events. They have been together for 5 years. The heart of the band is Sura whose voice is legendary among practitioners of Yoga and Interfaith followers. While Sura sings to the accompaniment of the harmonium he leads the rest of the members on instruments such as the esaraja, tamboura, kartals, flute, violin, and mrdunga drum in a dynamic symphony that is timeless. The Temple Bhajan Band plays ancient Vedic bhajans, which include mantras and chants from spiritual India. Many of the chants are done in a responsive fashion where the audience can participate and experience the purifying pleasure of the chanting.

Yoga Love Fest... A Ritual Yoga Flow with Micheline Berry
Exhale Venice
Friday, February 14, 2007 4:15-5:45pm
Cost: Single class rate


Open to all levels of yoga. Come alone or with a partner.

Valentine's Day Partner Yoga & Massage Class with Saul David Raye
Exhale Venice
Friday, February 14, 2007 6:00-7:30pm
Cost: Single class rate


A partner class with yoga, stretching, meditation, chanting and a little Thai Yoga massage! Bring a friend, a valentine or come alone and we will find you someone to partner with. This will be the same cost as any other class. There is no pre-registration, so please arrive early. Om Shanti Shiva Shakti Namaha.

Partner Yoga: A Valentine's celebration with Rebecca & Anthony
City Yoga
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:00-8:30pm
Cost: $50 per couple ($45 if you register before Feb. 1st)


Yogi Bhajan once said, “relationships are the highest form of yoga”. Love and relationships come in many forms; romance, family and friendships. This Valentine’s do something different! Forget paying for expensive dinners and jewelry. Come do yoga with your partner and really connect. Celebrate your relationship by bending, balancing and breathing with them. Isn’t that what we do anyway? Rebecca and Anthony will lead this very fun, loving, and playful practice that includes asana, restorative poses, massage techniques, meditation and Valentine’s treats to eat!
All levels are welcome to attend.

Valentine's Day Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh
Golden Bridge Yoga
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 6:00pm
Cost: $15/keytag


Please join Gurmukh for a bountiful, beautiful and blissful heart-felt Kundalini Yoga and Meditation evening. The class will be dedicated to the Infinite Power of Love.
Bring a sweet treat, besides yourself, to share the love with others. Hot chocolate will be lovingly served.

Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga with Meaghan Townsend and David Romanelli
Exhale Santa Monica
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 7:15-8:45pm
Cost: $25

Thinking of something unique, special, and romantic to do on Valentine's Day? Try Partner Yoga with exhale yoga teachers Meaghan Townsend and David Romanelli. They will lead you and your partner through 90 minutes of partner yoga set to great rock, rap, reggae and world music. You'll cap things off with the perfect Valentine's Day treat...a tasting of an exotic Vosges chocolate and a goody-filled bag to take with you!

Partner Yoga with William Asad and Patti Asad
Yoga Works Main Street
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 7:30-9:30pm
$50 per couple by 1/31; $60 per couple after 1/31


William and Patti return to teach their Valentines Day Partner Yoga Workshop, an evening of fun and laughter exploring partner assited asanas and meditation.
Partner yoga is not limited to romantic partners, nor partners of the opposite sex. This form of yoga welcomes all! It can be practiced with a friend, relative or significant other. Partner yoga also welcomes partners of different sizes, levels and flexibility, this serves as an opportunity in learning to work with different body types.
Relationships usually serve in reflecting certain aspects of ourselves which need to be addressed: for some of us it involves patience, trust, acceptance and becoming a better receiver or giver. In Partner Yoga you will assist one another in going deeper into certain asanas, and guide each other using fundamental concepts of alignment. The practice will also involve supporting one another in poses to develop trust and cultivate sensitivity when working with others.

Be My AcroYoga Valentine with Huck Hirsch
Bala Yoga
Wednesday, February 14, 2007 7:30-10:00 pm
Cost: $30/person before February 12th; $40/person after (less than dinner...and more delicious!)


Step into the current that flows between hearts...and celebrate the love in your life.
This Valentine’s Day celebrate the many blessings of love through the shared experience of partnered asana, gentle flying and luscious Thai massage. AcroYoga offers a playful invitation to deepen connection and nurture intimacy in sweet creative collaborations.
Breathe together. Move together. Celebrate togetherness.
This candlelit workshop will focus on the loving kindness (metta) of giving and receiving within the sacred space where hearts exchange the intimate gift of authentic connection.
This special workshop is for lovers and friends and solo life artists seeking same for fun in the flow of partnered asana. All loving hearts are welcome. All loving hearts can fly!
No AcroYoga experience is needed.

Partner Yoga with William Asad and Patti Asad
Yoga Works Pacific Palisades
Friday, February 16, 2007 7:30-9:30pm
$50 per couple by 2/2; $60 per couple after 2/2


William and Patti return to teach their Valentines Day Partner Yoga Workshop, an evening of fun and laughter exploring partner assited asanas and meditation. Partner yoga is not limited to romantic partners, nor partners of the opposite sex. This form of yoga welcomes all! It can be practiced with a friend, relative or significant other. Partner yoga also welcomes partners of different sizes, levels and flexibility, this serves as an opportunity in learning to work with different body types. Relationships usually serve in reflecting certain aspects of ourselves which need to be addressed: for some of us it involves patience, trust, acceptance and becoming a better receiver or giver. In Partner Yoga you will assist one another in going deeper into certain asanas, and guide each other using fundamental concepts of alignment. The practice will also involve supporting one another in poses to develop trust and cultivate sensitivity when working with others.

Partner Yoga Workshop
Swerve Studio
Friday, February 16, 2007 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $20

Join David Lynch and Stella Valente for a special CANDLELIGHT PARTNER YOGA WORKSHOP. This workshop will draw from various yoga styles -- Hatha, Astanga, and Iyengar, offering students of all levels a challenging & invigorating yoga journey. Any relationship; lovers, friends or yogis, will be enriched after experiencing a Partner Yoga Workshop.
Come and enjoy the music, laughter, challenge and joy of Partner Yoga. Email your reservation to info@swervestudio.com.

Kirtan Celebrating Shivratri
Exhale Venice
Friday, February 16, 2007 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15

Celebrating Shivratri with Dave Stringer, Shiva Rea, Saul David Raye, Craig Kohland + friends!

Sivaratri - All night vigil to Lord Siva
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
Friday, February 16, 2007 starting at 9:00pm
Cost: Sivaratri is a free event and all are welcome.


All are invited to celebrate Sivaratri, the Night of Siva, one of the most auspicious events of the year in the Hindu calendar.
It is said that Lord Siva protects the world throughout the year but this is his one night to rest. It is our duty to watch over the world for him. This all night vigil with continuous chanting of the names of Siva, Lord of Yogis, will tune your mind to the highest spiritual vibrations.
Stay for the first puja (devotional worship), which begins at 9pm or all through the night.
Offerings of fruits, sweets and flowers are welcome. The festival of Sivaratri will end with a feast at dawn.

Fabulous Tripsichore Launch Party for New DVD and CD
Liberation Yoga
Friday, February 16, 2007 10:00pm-2:00am
Cost: $20


In Los Angeles, on February 16, Tripsichore is at Liberation Yoga. The party kicks off at 10:00 pm and the performance of MERELY TOTAL RISK will start then, so get there on time if you can. Latecomers will still be welcomed and it goes on until 2:00 am.
Drinks and food will be served.

The Performance: MERELY TOTAL RISK When this show premiered in Germany in September at the Trans-Atlantic Yoga Festival in Cologne, the usually staid Germans were on their feet shouting for more. American yogi, Seane Corn called it the best and sexiest show Tripsichore has done. This is an amazing show performed by astonishingly skilled yogis who have something to say about the ultimate potential of humankind.

The DVD: TRIPSICHORE YOGA: UNIQUELY ADVANCED VINYASA. Fourteen years in the making, it is a compendium of Tripsichore technique in a 2 DVD set. Produced by Pranamaya, it features performance material, workshop technique and classes. The standard is outrageously difficult. Tripsichore and Pranamaya have made something that will satisfy purchasers for at least 10 years.

The CD: KILL THE GURU A Noir Yoga Comedy This is a detective genre yoga comedy inspired by the cheap crime fiction and bad gurus of the 1970s. It is a story about the sordid spiritual underbelly of the yoga world and one man’s eventful journey down the dark street of enlightenment. The ancient form of the comedy album is not dead and the notion of yoga comedy is brand new.

Couples Class with Gurutej
Blessings Center
Saturday, February 17, 2007 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $54 pre-registered, $64 at the door

What does being someone's valentine truly mean?
Showing up when things are challenging? Living for instead of with each other? This is a scheduled time to appreciate all you are to each other and what more you can be. Come for the experience. RSVP.

Sacred Energy Arts Partner Yoga Workshop with Matthew Raymond Cohen
(a post-Valentine's Day celebration!) Intermediate/advanced
Sacred Energy Arts
Sunday, February 18, 2007 11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: $40


Consciously working with a partner builds greater awareness and sensitivity which translates quickly and dramatically into ones solo yoga practice and life. Emphasis will be placed on breath, postural alignment and the cultivation of support, trust, and joy. Bring a partner or one will be supplied for you!

Community Chanting with Rick and Suwon
The Awareness Center
Friday, February 23, 2007 7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Yoga Trance Dance with Shiva Rea, Joey Lugassy + Friends
Celebrating Shiva’s 40th Circumambulation around the Sun
Exhale Venice
Saturday, February 24, 2007 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15

Dance for Life Moving Activism
Yoga Trance Dance is an exploration of the eternal flow of natural movement through yoga. Yoga Trance Dance flows into an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one’s creative life-force and cultivate embodied freedom. Experience the latest spin of meditative and high-energy world music.
Shiva donates all her proceeds from Yoga Trance Dance:Dance for Life Moving Activism to Trees for the Future raising money to plant over 1,000,008 trees!

Girish: Yoga Vision Tour
Golden Bridge Yoga
Saturday, February 24, 2007 8:00 PM
Cost: $15/adv or $20/day of

Concert and DVD release party
A benefit for Pink-Link.org.
Hear the music live... sing, chant, dance, groove. Sing your way to a state of bliss... come out and chant, sing, dance, or just be still... celebrate life and love with us... if you can talk you can sing, if you can walk you can dance, if you can sit you can meditate... no experience necessary!
Also join us for a raffle, silent auction and Green Drink mock-tails!

Spirit Moves Celebrates the Merger of YogaInsideOut and Bala Yoga
Bala Yoga
Saturday, February 24, 2007 9:00 p.m. - midnight (doors open at 8:45pm)
Cost: $10

Join us for a fun and fabulous evening of Barefoot Dancing, Performance and Sound Meditation. Snack and drinks will be served. All ages welcome!

Lineup:
9:00 - Energy Awareness Chi Gong with Aaron (Zaadz.com)
9:45 - Mesmerizing Bellydance with MESMERA (Mesmera.com)
10:15 - Fontain's M.U.S.E. - Bay Area transformational dance band (beatmagic.org)
11:00 - Six Degress Recording Artist Jef Stott and the Embarka Soundsystem - Live Arabic Electro (Jefstott.com)
Midnight - Mystic Pete, Profound Sound Meditation (MysticPete.com)
Also featured: Vanesa Martinelli - Visionary Artist (Vanesamartinelli.com)

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