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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

summer fun

i've been searching yoga studio websites for special events in august and have come up with a mere handful :( my guess is that most teachers are either taking the time off to be with their families or they're off on some fabulous retreat in some exotic locale. so while they're out sunning themselves in greece, mexico, costa rica, or hawaii, you and i will have to find a way to keep ourselves entertained right here in LA...

and thanks to lululemon and all its four LA locations -- beverly hills, calabasas, pasadena, and santa monica -- as well as quiksilver for providing us all these FREE yoga classes!

ongoing kirtan evenings:

Community Chanting with Rick, Sylvie, and Suwon
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Every Friday at 7:30pm
Cost: FREE


Kirtan in the Canyon with Andrew and Michele and Friends
Yoga Desa, Topanga
Saturday, August 4th (First Saturday of each month) 7:00pm


Call and response chanting with live devotional music. A truly wonderful experience. Call (818) 340-6088 for information

Kirtan Chanting with Govindas and Radha
Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturday, August 4th (First Saturday of every month) 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: By Donation


The first Saturday of every month, from 8-10pm, Govindas and Radha will hold a candlelit evening of Kirtan Chanting, as always on donation basis.
Come sing from the deepest corner of your heart!
Bring meditation cushions or blanket (no yoga mat). Wear comfy clothes.

Kirtan with Daniel Stewart
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Friday, August 10th (Second Friday of every month) 8:15pm
Cost: By Donation


Come join us for an evening of ecstatic chanting. No singing experience needed, only a willingness to open your heart (and your mouth) to the blissflul flow. Kirtan (from the sanskrit word for singing) is easily learned and instantly memorable. The form is simple: a lead group calls out the melodies. The crowd responds. Sanskrit, the language of ancient India, is also the mother tongue of many modern languages. But the true meaning of its sounds are in the effect they create. As everyone's breathing becomes synchronous, a feeling of unity and timelessness arises. When we sing without restraint our heartfelt expression brings peace and joy and meditation follow effortlessly.

Kirtan (call and response chanting) with Travis Eliot
Santa Monica Yoga
Saturday, August 11th (Second Saturday of every month) 8:00-9:30pm
Cost: By Donation


special events:

... don't miss the beach yoga classes along the shore between santa monica and redondo beach...

Yoga For Surfers
Quicksilver Edition Mission - 1621 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
Saturday, August 4th 10:00-11:00am
Cost: FREE


This summer YogaWorks is proud to team up with QuikSilverEdition to provide weekly yoga classes for surfers and aspiring boardriders. Be sure to join us for special in-class appearances by legendary Quiksilver athletes such as Reese Forbes, Dave Kalama and Shayne McIntyre who will join YogaWorks instructors to help improve your board performance through yoga, for your extreme (or not so extreme) sports.
Please RSVP to request a spot as space is limited.

Fly in July Extended! with Huck
Hotchkiss Park, Santa Monica (Hollister and 4th)
Saturday, August 4th 10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $10 suggested donation


By popular demand, the July series has been extended 2 more weeks! Join us in the park for sunny AcroYoga fun. Bring a mat/towel, sunscreen/hat, and water.
For more info, directions or questions, please email Huck directly: huck@acroyoga.org

The Secrets Behind “The Secret” - Movie Night and Open Discussion
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Saturday, August 4th 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: FREE


Have you ever heard about “The Secret” and wondered how you can manifest your dreams? Watch the movie and join others interested in manifesting their passionate desires. Includes prosperity meditations and additional information to manifest your best life.

Sunday Yoga With Jonathon Simons
lululemon Calabasas - 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, August 5th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Jonathon Simons from Inner Power Yoga
All levels welcome!!!

Sunday Sunset Yoga
lululemon Santa Monica - 331 Santa Monica Blvd.
Sunday, August 5th 7:00pm
Cost: FREE


You and your friends are invited to join us on warm summer evenings for complimentary yoga classes taught by your favorite Santa Monica instructors!
Meet us at the store and we'll walk to the lawn together. All levels are welcome.
Bring a mat, though we'll have extras if you need one.

Practice In The Park With Scott Lewicki and lululemon Pasadena
Central Park in Old Town Pasadena
Tuesday, August 7th 6:00pm
Cost: FREE


Come join us for some yoga out on the grass!!!
Take advantage of a fun, casual practice focusing on lotsa handstands, wacky arm balances, and learn to play with acro yoga.
This advanced level class is lead by Scott Lewicki.
Practice starts at 6pm. We go until dark and often eat dinner together afterwards.
Central Park in Old Pasadena, north of Del Mar Blvd between Fair Oaks Ave and Raymond Ave.

Yoga For Surfers
Quicksilver Edition Mission - 1621 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
Saturday, August 11th 10:00-11:00am
Cost: FREE


This summer YogaWorks is proud to team up with QuikSilverEdition to provide weekly yoga classes for surfers and aspiring boardriders. Be sure to join us for special in-class appearances by legendary Quiksilver athletes such as Reese Forbes, Dave Kalama and Shayne McIntyre who will join YogaWorks instructors to help improve your board performance through yoga, for your extreme (or not so extreme) sports.
Please RSVP to request a spot as space is limited.

Fly in July Extended! with Huck
Pan Pacific Park, Los Angeles (Beverly and Sierra Bonita, one block east of The Grove)
Saturday, August 11th 10:30am - 12:30pm
Cost: $10 suggested donation


By popular demand, the July series has been extended 2 more weeks! Join us in the park for sunny AcroYoga fun. Bring a mat/towel, sunscreen/hat, and water.
For more info, directions or questions, please email Huck directly: huck@acroyoga.org

ExhaleSoul Benefit: Harnessing the Heat of the Season with Kyra Haglund
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, August 11th 4:00-5:45pm
Cost: Minimum donation of $20


The heat of the Summer sun can inspire intense firey energy within us. Left unchecked, this fire can unbalance and deplete vital internal resources. Come explore a practice that focuses on tapping into and balancing the fire of the Summer season. Level 2/3.

Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium
Santa Monica Power Yoga West
Saturdy, August 11th 6:45pm
Cost: $15-30 per person


Where on Earth are we going?
And what can we do about it?
These are two of the questions that are at the heart of the Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream Symposium.
The symposium is a profound inquiry into a bold vision: to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just human presence here on Earth.
If you are ready to explore what this vision means for you, and the opportunity to create an inspiring future, we invite you to attend.

Puja at Harmony Yoga
Harmony Yoga-Redondo Beach
Saturday, August 11th 7:30pm
Cost: $20 suggested donation


Puja is a ceremony, showing respect to a chosen God or Goddess, to bring about both spiritual and material benefits to the community while removing obstacles
Sarva Aishwarya Puja is to receive the blessings and grace of Goddess Para Sakthi also known as Universal Mother. This Puja is one of the most powerful for World Peace and Prosperity in various aspects of life: Education, Career, Marriage, and Business without problems of health or wealth.
Please join us in this unique experience! We suggest wearing comfortable clothing and ask that you bring a small cushion to sit on.
OM PEACE, PEACE, PEACE
In addition there will be a 6 piece devotional band performing for further enjoyment!!!
RSVP: harmony@harmonyyoga.com

Yoga Bootcamp 90210 With Angie Stewart
lululemon Beverly Hills - 334 North Beverly Dr.
Sunday, August 12th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


When is the last time you jumped rope? Played hop scotch? Did push ups till you dropped? Threw a ball? Moved sideways? Laughed under the sun? Stretched every muscle in your body? Felt total bliss? If you haven't done these things in a while then come to Angie’s Yoga Bootcamp 90210 to sweat bootcamp style finishing with rejuvenating yoga. See what all the buzz is about…
Bootcamp begins at 9:30 am sharp!
Check out http://www.angiestewartfitness.com/ for more info!

Sunday Yoga With Jaclyn Beck
lululemon Pasadena - 110 W. Colorado Blvd.
Sunday, August 12th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


Jaclyn Beck from Black Dog Yoga teaches an all levels class.

Sunday Sunset Yoga
lululemon Santa Monica - 331 Santa Monica Blvd.
Sunday, August 12th 7:00pm
Cost: FREE


You and your friends are invited to join us on warm summer evenings for complimentary yoga classes taught by your favorite Santa Monica instructors!
Meet us at the store and we'll walk to the lawn together. All levels are welcome.
Bring a mat, though we'll have extras if you need one.

Ladies' Night at CATZ
Catz Sports 801 S Raymond Ave Pasadena CA 91105
Thursday, August 16th 7:00-9:00pm

Cost: FREE

It's The Lululemon Function show!!!
Join us as we debut our Fall line at CATZ. Come see some of your favorite yoga instructors, local athletes and friends up on the runway!
It promises to be an evening of fashion, function, beauty, and relaxation.
Product demonstration stations will feature Lather Body Products, Design Within Reach, The Center for Well-Being, Aveda Cosmetics, Xocai Chocolates, & Jewelry by Jill.
Teri Gooden Catering will treat guests to a tapas-style meditteranean spread of Hors d' oeuvres, with fine organic teas by Jones' Coffee.
Please RSVP for this lovely evening by August 10th, 2007. bchappell@catzsports.com
*Please note, that this event will not be at our store but at Catz Gym*

Yoga Booty Ballet with Rachel Hollander
YogaWorks Westwood
Friday, August 17th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $20


Join Rachel and get your groove on as we dance the night away!
Help send Rachel on her travels by joining in this fun, energetic and totally unique dance and yoga class.
Yoga Booty Ballet is a fun, sexy, spirited way to get your dance on and sweat it up! You’ll work your body, engage your mind and lighten your spirit as you practice this new-school hybrid combining meditation, exhilarating cardiovascular dance, the grace and strength of ballet, kundalini and hatha yoga.

Yoga For Surfers
Quicksilver Edition Mission - 1621 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
Saturday, August 18th 10:00-11:00am
Cost: FREE


This summer YogaWorks is proud to team up with QuikSilverEdition to provide weekly yoga classes for surfers and aspiring boardriders. Be sure to join us for special in-class appearances by legendary Quiksilver athletes such as Reese Forbes, Dave Kalama and Shayne McIntyre who will join YogaWorks instructors to help improve your board performance through yoga, for your extreme (or not so extreme) sports.
Please RSVP to request a spot as space is limited.

Soul Flow: Creative Dance with Haridass Kaur
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Saturday, August 18th 7:30-9:00 pm
Cost: $15 or 2 for $25


Join Haridass Kaur/Basia for a wholesome and soulful evening! This eclectic event includes creative dancing with a healing journey through the chakras, flowing music, group interaction and playfulness, and a meditative closing circle.

An Evening with Full Moon Rising
Santa Monica Power Yoga West
Saturday, August 18th 8:30pm
Cost: $10-$15 suggested donation


Based on intuition and Intertwined in liquid musical flow, Daniel Pohnke guides us through various forms of healing movements (Qui Gong, Yoga, Capoiera, Dance) and Meditations (Transendental, Guided, Hollow). The whole evening is guided in the rhythms of musical and visual offerings stemming from various parts of the globe and topped off by a set of Kirtan and Full Moon Rising music. Leave feeling fullfilled and enlightened in mind, body and spirit.

Back To Basics Yoga With Amy Lafond
lululemon Beverly Hills - 334 North Beverly Dr.
Sunday, August 19th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Amy led her first Yoga class in 1997 and has been studying and teaching yoga every since. Amy brings the generosity of her spirit to all the classes she teaches and is greatly interested in helping students learn. Her enthusiasm and ability to connect with students and deliver personalized instruction make her classes refreshingly unique. Amy completed her first Teacher Training at Yoga Works in 1998 and a second at Yoga Works in 2004. In her life before yoga, Amy graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. in Art History. While seemingly unrelated fields, both require acute skills of visual analysis. Amy says that “Studying art literally taught me a new way to look at the world and this ability to see what’s in front of me has been as invaluable as a yoga teacher!
In this class we will break down Surya Namaskara A and B (sun salutations) to develop a deeper understanding of each of the poses which comprise these vinyasas and ultimately gain a more profound appreciation of our yoga practice.
Class will begin promptly at 9:30 am.

Bhakti Blast, An Awareness Festival
Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda, Los Angeles
Sunday, August 19th 6:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door


Join us for an experience of love and global awareness. We hope to bring more understanding to some of the issues that face humanity with the intention to heal, through the power of devotional music. The festival is a gathering of great spiritual musical artist and global awareness presenters. Enjoy great music, speakers, foods and a yoga community.
Music Artists include: ~ MAS VIDAL ~ MICHAEL DUNN & THE CHANT BAND ~ TONY KHALIFE ~ GIRISH
Awareness Presenters: SAVE TIBET SAVE DARFUR CREATIVE GREEN AFRICA VULNERABLE CHILDRENS PROJECT BEYOND SHELTER TREES FOR A GREEN LA and many other earth conscious organizations

Sunday Sunset Yoga
lululemon Santa Monica - 331 Santa Monica Blvd.
Sunday, August 19th 7:00pm
Cost: FREE


You and your friends are invited to join us on warm summer evenings for complimentary yoga classes taught by your favorite Santa Monica instructors!
Meet us at the store and we'll walk to the lawn together. All levels are welcome.
Bring a mat, though we'll have extras if you need one.

Fashionably Late Function Show
lululemon Calabasas - 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, August 22nd 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: FREE


Come join us and experience a wide variety of athletes actively showcasing lululemon product while they drop it like its hot!!!
DJ busts out while we have lulutinis and refreshments to make the party hyphy 7:30-9pm in our store.
Hope you're not fashionably late...

Yoga For Surfers - the last of the series!
Quicksilver Edition Mission - 1621 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice
Saturday, August 25th 10:00-11:00am
Cost: FREE


This summer YogaWorks is proud to team up with QuikSilverEdition to provide weekly yoga classes for surfers and aspiring boardriders. Be sure to join us for special in-class appearances by legendary Quiksilver athletes such as Reese Forbes, Dave Kalama and Shayne McIntyre who will join YogaWorks instructors to help improve your board performance through yoga, for your extreme (or not so extreme) sports.
Please RSVP to request a spot as space is limited.

Long Ek Ong Kar Sadhana in Honor of Yogi Bhajan's birthday
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Sunday, August 26th 2:50-6:30AM
Cost: FREE


Join your Golden Bridge Family for a very special day commemorating Yogi Bhajan’s blessed birthday.
Lift your spirits and start your day with sadhana, when we will chant long Ek Ong Kars for 2 1/2 hours. Yogi Bhajan always said that if we do this chant/prayer on his birthday, all of our prayers and dreams will manifest!
Sadhana Schedule
2:50 - Doors open
3:00 - Guru Ram Das worldwide chant for peace
3:11 - Japji
3:30 - Kundalini Yoga
4:00 - Long Ek Ong Kars
Festivities the rest of the day include:
9:30 AM - Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh. ($16/keytags)
11:30 AM - Family Yoga with Gurmukh ($16/keytags)
4:00 PM - Yogi Bhajan Video - FREE!
5:00 PM - Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh ($16/keytags)
Cake will be served all day!

Sunday Yoga With Kristine Cheng
lululemon Pasadena - 110 W. Colorado Blvd.
Sunday, August 26th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


Kristine Cheng of Yoga Madre teaches an all levels class.

Sacred Dance hosted by Dr. Lauren Feder
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Sunday, August 26th 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $35 in advance; $45 at the door


Lift your Body & Soul!
You don’t need to be a whirling dervish to experience the ecstatic flow of sacred dance... Meet the members of the Academy Dance Troupe from Mexico City and learn the extraordinary dance movements brought to the West by George Gurdjieff. (No experience necessary).


Global Mala Benefit Concert
Truyoga, Santa Monica
Sunday, August 26th 2:30-8:30pm
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door


Spend a glorious day outdoors listening to music for a cause in the courtyard gardens of the Yahoo Center in Santa Monica.
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.
BYOB blankets, lawn chairs, ice chests, etc. Free parking.
The lawn "opens" at 2:30 PM.
All proceeds go to Global Mala Project fund
12:30 pm free yoga class with Peter Sterios - Call TruYoga to reserve your spot!
2:30 pm Govindas and Radha • Joey Lugassy • Evolve • Daphne Tse
5:30 pm Dave Stringer with Miles Shrewsbery • Donna DeLory • Girish • Wah!
Tickets/Info: TruYoga (310) 829-2227 • Lululemon Santa Monica (310) 319-9900
Tickets: Buy online http://www.spiritvoyagelive.com/
Sponsored by Manduka, Yogitimes, Lululemon, TruYoga and Spirit Voyage

Pacific Ocean Arati: Prayer Gathering and Healing Ceremony with Saul David Raye
Venice Beach - follow Rose Ave to the ocean's edge
Sunday, August 26th 5:00pm
Cost: FREE


In the in the spirit of Ganga Arati, we will be doing a puja (prayer ceremony) to watch the sunset and pray for all of life. All are welcome. This will include prayer, chanting, and sending healing energy to Mother Ocean and the earth.
Honoring and celebrating life at the ocean's edge.

Free Movie Night: Deep Blue
Yogasofia, Hermosa Beach
Sunday, August 26th 6:30pm
Cost: FREE


On August 26, don't miss "DEEP BLUE"-- "A jaw-dropping experience," (Miami Herald), "A visual feast" (National Geographic), & "A stunning cinematic masterpiece" (CBS Radio). An incredible trip into the underwater world you will never forget!" (Sofia).
Bring your pillows, snacks, & favorite people, & arrive by 6pm to hear the Free Lecture!
Whole Foods RB generously provides refreshments.
* Free Movie Nights are on the 2nd & 4th SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH. (All have been personally tested & loved by Sofia.)

Sunday Sunset Yoga
lululemon Santa Monica - 331 Santa Monica Blvd.
Sunday, August 26th 7:00pm
Cost: FREE


You and your friends are invited to join us on warm summer evenings for complimentary yoga classes taught by your favorite Santa Monica instructors!
Meet us at the store and we'll walk to the lawn together. All levels are welcome.
Bring a mat, though we'll have extras if you need one.

Full Moon Yoga
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Monday, August 27th 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $16/keytags


Join us on this special day when all classes at Golden Bridge will call upon the powerful energy of the moon. Enhance the rhythmic Dance of Life and balance your mind, calm your spirit, and energize your soul with full moon magic.
Special Ra Ma Da Sa Healing Circle with Gurmukh at 7:00 PM!

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