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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

the excitement is building!

i'm starting to get getting nervous... my yogathon at city yoga is THIS weekend!

for those of you who haven't been following along with me, here's what's going on: the wonderful people at city yoga, led by the very special anthony and rebecca benenati, are putting together a 24-hour yogathon from june 30th through july 1st to celebrate their 8th anniversary and to raise funds for habitat for humanity. and yes, i felt compelled to sign up; it sounded like the perfect synergy between my yoga addiction and my marathon mania.

i just received the latest version of the yogathon schedule, and not only does it have more details, but it's way more exciting than the original version!

Take your yoga beyond your mat!

yogathon! 2007

8am. Saturday. June 30th. The summer morning sun beams triumphantly through the beautiful arched windows. 60 inspired yogis have rolled out their mats for an amazing cause. For 24 hours. To celebrate the heart. To share an unprecedented yoga journey that will include asana, pranayama, meditation, chanting, restorative, and more! All to support the ongoing good work of Habitat for Humanity-Los Angeles. Are you with us?!

raise the roof!
From 8am Saturday to 8am Sunday, the upstairs studio will once again become home for yogathon! Join us for 24 heartfelt hours of yoga! Be part of your community as we rally together to make an extraordinary offering to the local community. Raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity-LA, a nonprofit organization that builds homes for deserving families in need. Take your practice to the next level!

build a roof!
yogathon! features a stellar roster of City Yoga teachers and extra-special guests!

preliminary schedule:

June 30th
8:00–9:45 Opening chant; standing poses with Rebecca Benenati
10:00–11:45 Arm balances with James MacDonald
12:00–1:15 Backbends & Pranayama with Hillary Rubin & Kate Frankel
1:30 LUNCH
2:00–3:45 Chanting with Govindas
4:00–5:45 Hip openers with Camilla Bergstrom
6:00–7:30 Partner Thai Yoga massage with Michaela Bohem-DeWet
8:15–9:45 Restorative yoga with Sharon Skok
10:00–11:30 Chanting with Wah!
July 1st
12:00–1:30 Inversions with Tony Giuliano
2:00–3:30 Ecstatic Yoga Groove with Tara Judelle
4:00–6:00 Sun salutations with Anthony Benenati
6:15–8:00 Closing Ceremony/Prizes/Check presentation to Habitat

honestly, how can one not get psyched after looking at a schedule like that?!?!?

just think --
yoga practice sessions with the best anusara instructors in town!
kirtan chanting with well-known stars in the kirtan universe!
relaxing partner massage!
and most importantly: meal breaks!

i still have to figure out if i can snooze during the inversions at midnight or while ecstatically grooving at 2am... i might have to settle for catnapping during the restorative session at 8:15pm, although it's way before my usual bedtime...

anyway, it's not too late for you to support me and make a donation to habitat for humanity... if you want to help out, email me your pledge details at [joni AT accidentalyogist DOT com] and i'll add you to my list!

and as always, i'll keep you posted :)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would have loved to participate in the Yogathon! How was it? I'm sure amazing. What's the next exciting workshop like this one you will be participating in?

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9:04 PM  
Blogger joni said...

hi martha --

the yogathon surpassed all expectations! everyone was so fantastic and so generous -- the teachers, the students, the donors. i would love to do it again! i'll write more about it after i get a chance to catch up on my sleep :)

9:53 PM  

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