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Wednesday, April 11, 2007

celebrate the earth!

with earth day fast approaching on april 22nd, i did a quick scan of yoga studio websites and newsletters and was surprised to find only a handful of yoga-related earth day celebrations here in LA. so while i continue searching, here's what i've found so far:

YogaWorks, Various locations
From now until Sunday, April 22nd

In celebration of Earth Day, YogaWorks is offering a FREE CLASS for any student who follows the following five tips for living green. Ask for a checklist to fill out at the Front Desk:
Move Your Thermostat down Two Degrees.
Unplug Unused Electronics from the Wall.
Buy Fresh Foods Instead of Frozen.
Opt for a Credit Card E-Statement.
Carpool with a Friend (or Two) to Yoga.

Home Simply Yoga, Santa Monica
Friday, April 20th 7:00pm
Earth Day Celebration

Speakers - Entertainment - Kirtan - Food - Meditation - Raffles - Community - Fun

YOGA: It's more than just exercise
Practice non-violence towards the Earth
For the benefit of the Natural Resources Defense Council

Mission Street Yoga, South Pasadena
Free Classes all Weekend - April 20th, 21st and 22nd (Regular Class Hours)
Earth Day Festival

Accept our invitation during this weekend to practice on us FREE -- try a class you've never tried before, take two classes back-to-back, or enjoy a sweet restorative. Use this opportunity to explore our schedule, experience our gifted community of teachers and enjoy the studio as a place of gathering and self-discovery. All weekend long we’ll be offering super deals on class packages and introducing you to wonderful vendors bringing organic delights.

Friday, April 20th, 9:30am- 4pm, Blood Drive for Huntington Hospital -- Start the weekend off by participating in our very first on-site blood drive at MSY. Giving blood is one of the easiest ways to do something BIG for someone else. All donors will a free class from MSY and gift bags from Lather and Lululemon.
Saturday, April 21st, 2:30-3:30pm, Family Yoga with Hagar Harpak -- Come play with your kids in this yoga jam session for families! ( All ages welcome.)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2-5pm -- Participate in a Q & A session with skilled Shantaya Wellness & Healing practitioners. Consult with a Life Coach, a Hypnotherapist and an Ayurvedic Counselor.

Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, April 21st 12:15-3:45pm
Celebrate Earth Day! Yogic Activism with Hala Khouri
Cost: $35

Join us for a workshop and practice to inspire you to share your yoga and become a Spiritual Warrior for the good of all.
What is service, and what does it mean to serve? So many of us want to contribute to the greater good, this is an honorable goal. Where do we start? And how to we serve in the most effective way? The first phase of becoming a true activist is to look at our personal wounds and motivations. When we come from a place of knowing ourselves deeply, we are able to give in a clear and effective way. The Buddha said, “Cease to do evil and then do good.” This is a call to look at our personal relationships (with ourselves, family, friends, our environment and Spirit) first, and let our activism be an extension of how we live.
This workshop is an embodied exploration of how we can extend the principles of yoga beyond ourselves and into our families and communities. Through meditation, asana, partner work, visualization, journaling and discussion we will explore the questions about and begin a process of becoming Yogic Activists in the most authentic sense.

Revive Studios, Chatsworth
Sunday, April 22nd

8:00-9:15am – Shakti Flow with Stephanie W
9:30-11:00am – Flow 2/3 with Heather
11:15-12:45pm – Flow 1/2 with Amy

lululemon Beverly Hills
Sunday, April 22nd

9:30am: Acro Yoga with Huck Hirsch
AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. Our highest aim is to bring individuals into a state of union with themselves, with each other, and with the divine.
Join us on Earth Day as we celebrate our communal connections and the ground we walk upon! We will begin at 9:30 am. Bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

6:45pm: Earth Day Celebration
Join us for a screening of "An Inconvenient Truth" at 6:45 pm.
Following the film we will have a Q&A session and a discussion on sustainability. Together as a community we will brainstorm ways to go green as we share organic, tasty treats.

lululemon Calabasas
Sunday, April 22nd

8:00-9:00am: gtonnicks class with Mister G
Start Earth Day with a bang!!
Mister G is ready to wake you up and get you started for the day.
gtonnicks is an innovative power-toning system scientifically and specifically designed to tone, stretch and stregthen the muscles - the abs, hips, buns and thighs from the core.
So come on in and join us whilst we feel the burn.

All day starting at 10am: EARTH DAY - Make a Difference!
Yes, it is a day to remember that without the earth we can not survive. So we, at lululemon want to honor our earth by offering our comuunity complimentary screenings of "An Inconvenient Truth" ALL DAY in the Calabasas store! We will start the screening at 10am as our doors open and then every two hours till closing! BUT wait there is more - we are offering recycling of trash: paper and plastic. Bring in your items to the store and we will take them to the recycling plant. So go green this April make a difference!

lululemon Santa Monica
Sunday, April 22nd 6:30-8:30pm
Screening of "An Inconvenient Truth"

What can YOU do to change the world?
Join us and experience the best documentary of 2006, earth-friendly cuisine, guest speakers, eco gift bags, a lululemon OQOQO* function show, and an all-around amazing time with conscious caring people like yourself. *OQOQO: pronounced "Oh-Koh-Koh"; lululemon's line of sustainable clothing
To RSVP: Sign up at the cashier, email santamonica-community@lululemon.com, or call (310) 319-9900

Conscious Living Fair, Pasadena Convention Center
Saturday, April 21st 10am-7pm
Sunday, April 22nd 10am-6pm
Cost: $10 for the whole weekend

Welcome to the first annual Conscious Living Fair. The fair will be a joyful gathering of persons committed to healthy living, personal growth, natural healing, spiritual awareness, and living in harmony with nature.
Come visit 180 exhibitors offering the latest products and services. Take part in thrilling interactive activities. Listen to dynamic speakers and attend stimulating workshops. Discover hidden powers within yourself as you explore the frontiers of consciousness.
Come join us for an exciting weekend at the fair!

and thanks to yogaorphan brandon for passing along this earth day invite from acroyoga instructor huck hirsch:

you are enthusiastically invited to any/all festivities below on sunday, april 22nd:

part 1 - 9:30-10:55am
i'm teaching a FREE AcroYoga class at lululemon in beverly hills.

part 2 - 2:00-5:00pm
...the party continues freestyle at the acro green in santa monica!
(along the strand, off appian way between pacific and arcadia)

part 3 - 5:00pm-Sunset
...drift down to the beach in Venice and fly to the beat of the drums!

bring partners, virgins, friends and strangers!
bring a playful spirit and a love of things earthly.

a yoga mat to the class at lululemon,
a beach towel to the acro green/drum circle,
and water to fuel your flying machine with H2O!

many more local earth day events can be found at the earth day LA website: www.earthdayla.org