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Tuesday, April 03, 2007

lulu in lala land

it seems like lululemon stores are suddenly sprouting up all over LA.

for the longest time, the only store out here was in santa monica by the third street promenade. then last october, a second store opened up in beverly hills. later this month, a third store will open up in calabasas, making the upscale merchandise more accessible to the fitness enthusiasts in the san fernando valley. and two more stores are due to open soon -- one on the trendy stretch of colorado boulevard in pasadena, and another one somewhere in manhattan beach.

the way i look at it, even if i can't justify paying the normal retail price of most of the items in the stores (although i have bought some marked-down stuff -- which does happen every now and then), i can always take advantage of the free yoga classes they offer from time to time. and yes, i know, it's their way of luring me back into their stores so that i might buy more goodies when i'm in a weakened state... like after savasana...

anyway, here are some upcoming lulu community events that you may want to add to your calendar:

lululemon calabasas - 4719 commons way, calabasas

Opening Week Community Events!
Friday, April 6, 2007
- 10:00 am: Kids/Parents Yoga
**The first 50 guests who purchase a tank, pant or jacket to jumpstart their balanced lifestyle will receive a complimentary healthy goodie bag!!
Saturday, April 7 - Experience relaxing seated Massages and Beautiful Henna Designs
Sunday, April 8 - Come be a part of our FIT ROOM WALL OF FAME! Special Tea samples and discussions
Monday, April 9 - Body Hoop Dance Demos by the talented Diana Lopez
Tuesday, April 10 - Come and relax with a Mini Anti-Stress facials
Wednesday, April 11 - Special viewings of the popular video "The Secret" every 2 hours starting at 10:00 AM, "pop" by for some popcorn!

lululemon Calabasas Grand Opening Event
Thursday, April 12, 2007

Join us at the Grand Opening celebration on the eve of April 12th. Come see what we have in store for you! Be there!
10:00 am - 11:30 am Yoga and Kirtan Music Yoga Free for All
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Dance demo's and DJ
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm Appetizers, lululemon cocktails, and more.

lululemon beverly hills - 334 north beverly drive, beverly hills

Tenth Gate Yoga
Sunday, April 8, 2007

In Tenth Gate Yoga, instructor Howard Davis will lead an individual approach to yoga. He will draw upon various traditions of yoga including: Hatha, Ashtanga, and Kundalini yoga, while emphasizing correct posture and alignment and control of the breath.
Check out www.tenthgateyoga.com for more info.
Class begins at 9:30 am. Please bring a yoga mat and fresh water.

Acro Yoga with Huck Hirsch
Sunday, April 22, 2007

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.

Go Green
Sunday, April 22, 2007

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

lululemon santa monica - 331 santa monica boulevard, santa monica

Warrior Yoga!
Monday evenings at 7:00pm-8:30pm

Santa Monica will now be the home to the sought-after practice of Warrior Yoga!
Sensei Corbell will be instructing the class on a donation basis. Come early to get a spot!! First come first serve basis for complimentary mats.

NIA - Yoga, Dance, Martial Arts with Susanne Conrad
Sunday mornings at 9:30am

Nia is a Body-Mind-Spirit Fitness Program based on three arts: Martial Arts, Dance Arts and Healing Arts. It combines nine unique movement forms that when integrated deliver a safe, effective cardiovascular workout with total body conditioning and personal growth benefits. It is nationally recognized within the fitness and wellness communities. Nia's barefoot, grounded approach maximizes body efficiency and teaches you to consciously move "The Bodies Way". The result is a fusion of movement styles that are freer than any other group-based exercise.


Blogger shinyyoga said...

here in sydney, it's really hard to find a) good yoga clothes that fit well, and b) reasonably priced yoga clothes, and c) good fitting yoga clothes (worth a repeat mention!)! You would think it would be an easy enough task, after all, there are enough studios here.

But alas, it's not the go. So I am absolutely wrapt when I find places selling lululemon.. i love the fit and the style of their stuff.

Alas, no lululemon stores here. But I'm sure there will be soon :)

And more than the clothes, I love their ads in yoga journal (and I'm sure, elsewhere). Have you seen them? It gets a good giggle thumbs up from me : )

1:03 AM  
Blogger joni said...

yes, their stuff, while expensive, is excellent on all counts -- fashion, durability, comfort. so whenever i find something marked down, i grab it right away!

let's hope someone from lulu will see this and consider opening up a branch out in your neck of the woods...

10:33 PM  

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