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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

yoga as peace in action

september is filled with must-do events, thanks to all the supporters of peace day on sept 21st and the global mala project on sept 22nd. there are also many FREE events hosted by all the lululemon stores in the LA area, including the new south bay location in el segundo.

take a look-see... and keep checking, because things keep getting added to the list!

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, Sept 1st (First Saturday of each month) 7:00pm


Singing these special songs with full enthusiasm is a meditation in itself and can leave you quite happy and high. See for yourself.
Call (818) 340-6088 for information.

Kirtan Chanting with Govindas and Radha
Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturday, Sept 1st (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.

Chanting with Steve Ross
Maha Yoga, Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept 8th 8:00pm (once a month)
Cost: By 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.

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


special events:

Free Beach Fitness Walk
Yogasofia, Hermosa Beach
Sunday, Sept 2nd 8:30-9:15am
Cost: FREE


Meet @ YogaSofia to drop off keys, etc. Walk is on firm sand. Bring shoes (unless you are used to long-distance sand walks).
Free Parking: HB meters are FREE till 10am! Hosted by Sofia.

Laughter Yoga
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, Sept 2nd 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Come join us to stretch, laugh and groove with Hilda Sunday morning 9:30-10:30am!!
Hilda Cutler has been teaching different styles of Hatha yoga since 2000. She studied with the director/founder of Laughter yoga for her certification. She currently teaches at Total Woman Health Club in Westlake Village, Woodland Hills and Northridge.
Laughter yoga is a physical form of exercise designed to stimulate breath techniques combined with a little dance and meditation.

Sunset Beach Yoga
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Sunday, Sept 2nd 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.
email santamonica-community@lululemon.com or call 310.319.9900 if you have questions.

Thich Nhat Hanh: Building Bridges for World Peace
Gersten Pavilion, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
Wednesday, Sept 5th 10:00am-noon
Cost: FREE to LMU students, faculty, and staff; General Admission Public Tickets: $20


Join us for song, meditation, and celebration with Zen master, peace activist, Nobel Peace Prize nominee: THICH NHAT HANH
To purchase tickets, contact: Center for Religion and Spirituality (310) 338-2799 or (310) 338-1971.

Baby and Me Yoga with Juliette Kurth
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Thursday, Sept 6th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


We will be hosting Baby and Me Yoga classes every Thursday in September and October. Mommies and or daddies are invited to bring the little one every Thursday at 10am.
Recommended ages for baby - 6 weeks to 9 months.

lulu's that brunch
lululemon Plaza El Segundo, 2008 E Park Place
Saturday, Sept 8th 8:00am
Cost: FREE


Please join us for a complementary yoga class followed by a continental breakfast before you hit the beach on Saturday! Complementary chair massages will be provided by Equinox Fitness Club and Spa, Palos Verdes. Plaza El Segundo ambassador Bonnie Johanson will teach our first ever in store class, so don't miss it! The first 50 guests will receive a free yoga mat, so arrive early to save your space “ in the shade”! Please R.S.V.P. to manhattanbeach-community@lululemon.com.

Garden of Yoga's 4th Anniversary
Garden of Yoga, Woodland Hills
Saturday, Sept 8th 10:00am
Cost: By Donation


On Saturday, September 8th, Garden of Yoga celebrates its fourth anniversary.
We will be offering a special Saturday class at 10am, with Diana and Stefan Storace. This class will be on a DONATION BASIS and all the proceeds will go to the Surfrider Foundation to help keep our ocean and environment clean.
This class will begin with kirtan and end with meditation. Light hors d' oeuvres, fruit smoothies and tea to follow class.

Yoga + Wine with David Romanelli
Exhale Santa Monica
Saturday, Sept 8th 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $40 before 9/1, $45 after 9/1


Exhale yoga teacher David Romanelli has teamed up with wine connoisseur Angela Gargano to present Yoga + Wine. Having been featured as a cover story in the Escapes Section of The New York Times, Yoga + Wine is beginning its 2nd year as a sensory tour de force that will leave you refreshed and reminded that eternal youth is just one sip away. David will begin the Yoga + Wine experience by exploring the aging of wine as a noble process that can serve as a model for the "healthy aging" of a human being. He will then lead you through a flowing yoga class set to great music that focuses on how to transcend your aches and pains in order to sense a deeper essence that some call the soul. When the soul is vibrant, you look and feel young. You’ll finish class immersed in the depth and beauty of the present moment where you’ll taste flavors, hints and textures of wine that are impossible to experience in a harried state of mind. Imagine flowing yoga, wine, great music, and inspiring spiritual message...all in one beautiful experience.
The Yoga + Wine workshop will feature wines of Sicily from the Arancio winery. The history of wine cultivation in Sicily goes back at least 6,000 years. In fact, during the time of the Greeks, Sicily (known at that time as Magna Grecia or ‘Greater Greece’) was truly the heart of wine cultivation in the Mediterranean. Historic texts from this time often refer to Sicily as Oenotria or ‘The Land of the Staked Vines’. For Sicilians wine has always been more than just a beverage…in the Mediterranean world, wine has always carried a spiritual significance. From the cults of Dionysus and Bacchus in Greece and Rome to the sacred significance of wine in religious context, wine has always symbolized life, fertility, pleasure and the blessings of ‘mother earth’.

Exhale Soul Benefit: Yoga for Hormones with Julie Carmen
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Sept 8th 4:00-5:45pm
Cost: $20 suggested donation


Come balance your sex hormones, decrease your stress hormones and learn some yogic self-care. Hormones go through rhythmic cycles. When out of balance, they can leave us feeling sluggish, irritable, depleted, rageful, bloated, cranky and stressed. Our yoga practice can adjust to our body's hormonal cycles. helping us find balance and energy.
Flow in time-honored yoga sequences which increase circulation of blood, lymph and oxygen.
Practice sequences which can effectively reduce symptoms of PMS, perimenopause, menopause and andropause. An appropriate yoga practice can ease these transitions.

Kali Ma: Public Teachings with Chanting and Meditation
Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda, Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept 8th 7:00pm
Cost: $10-$15 Love Donation Suggested


For this evening event, Kali Ma will share meditations, chanting, music, and the teachings of the Mahasiddha Dharma.
Kali Ma is a spiritual teacher, inspiration, and mentor to thousands of people around the world. She teaches in the tradition of the unorhodox, yogic style of the Mahasiddhas which she inherited. Her work is joyful and radically committed to the essence of the path: sane, natural, awake way of being. Above all, her teaching is how all of life can be transformed into the path to realization, including relationship, work, family, and formal spiritual practice.
For more information about Kali Ma, please visit www.KaliMa.org.

Kirtan with Andres
Santa Monica Power Yoga West
Sunday, Sept 8th 8:30pm
Cost: By Donation


Great friend, musician, yoga instructor and spiritual Guide, Andres Salcero will lead call and response chanting for an evening. The songs, the way they are presented, and the unity that is created in the room will surely set your mind, body and spirit toward healing. Come sing a song, or just lay down, no rules, all love.
*Bring a cushion or blanket for this event.

Kundalini with Gurutej
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Sept 9th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Gurutej Kaur (known simply as Gurutej), For over 36 years, Gurutej has been teaching people how to connect to their higher consciousness through yoga, chanting, mediation and healing. Everyday she lives the meaning of her Sikh name, which translates as “the one who brings you from darkness into light at the speed of light.”
A co-founder of The Golden Bridge Yoga Center in Los Angeles, Gurutej, has lived and practiced out of The Blessings Center in the same market since 1999.
The yoga of awareness, Kundalini is an ancient, specific system using posture-exercises, breathing and sound. Practicing it integrates and balances body, mind and spirit. Kundalini, known as the seat of all knowledge, is one of the few yoga practices, which lifestyle-based principals are practical and easily incorporated into everyday life, regardless of whatever other principals within which you may otherwise operate.
With regular practice, Kundalini has been shown to enhance the nervous and, glandular systems, as well as stimulate the immune system. It has been proven to reduce stress, decrease anxiety and improve concentration. Kundalini, promotes spiritual growth, with students remarking on increased self-awareness, expanded enlightenment and complete self-acceptance.
Come join Gurutej for a truly inspirational class. Class begins promptly at 9:30am!

Sunday Yoga with Joan Stevens
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Sept 9th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


Join us for Joan Stevens' all levels class starting at 10am.

Yoga to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, Sept 9th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


The “Walkers for Knockers” are raising funds to fight breast cancer!!
Linda Pushkin, founder and co-owner of Inner Power Yoga, will be here 9:30-10:30am to teach a Power Yoga class.
The Walkers for Knockers team will be participating in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, Los Angeles event being held the weekend of September 15th & 16th, 2007. The walk is 39.3 miles (a marathon and a 1/2)
Please help us in our Fight. Come join them at the Yoga class at lululemon, donations will be accepted..
Linda is honored to participate in something that has touched so many women within her circle of friends and family as she continues to inspire courage, strength and commitment to community.

Kumbha Mela USA 07: Confluence for World Peace
15711 Pioneer Blvd, Norwalk
Sunday, Sept 9th 1:00-6:00pm
Cost: FREE


Kumbha Mela is an ancient Vedic tradition, the largest celebration of humanity, 90 million Spiritual Masters, Yogis, Saints and Seekers gather every 3 years in India, to bathe the world in positive peaceful energy.
In the USA, 20,000 will gather with the same intent, a celebration for World Peace. Everyone Welcome ... Join Us!
1:30 pm: Maheshwara Pooja - Respect to the Swamis.
2:00 pm: Grand Procession of all the Organizations.
4:30 pm: Immersion of Deities in the waters of 21 holy rivers.
6:00 pm: Pancha Arathi - First Time in USA.
6:30 pm: Pravachan - Inspirational Message from the Kumbha Mandaleshwars.
7:30 pm: Manoranjan - Cultural Program with a difference.
For more information visit www.usakumbhamela.net or mail us at enquiries@usakumbhamela.net.

Free Movie: 9/11 Press for Truth
Yogasofia, Hermosa Beach
Sunday, Sept 9th 6:30pm
Cost: FREE


Help us remember the victims and families of 9/11 two days before its 6-year Anniversary. Looking forward to seeing you & your friends at YogaSofia.
What to Bring: Comfy pillows & people you like. (We also have chairs.)
Whole Foods RB co-sponsors this event & provides yummy deli dishes!

Sunset Beach Yoga
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Sunday, Sept 9th 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.
email santamonica-community@lululemon.com or call 310.319.9900 if you have questions.

The Secrets Behind “The Secret” Movie Night and Open Discussion
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Tuesday, Sept 11th 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 desires. The evening includes prosperity meditations and additional information to assist you in manifesting your best life. The Secret Movie Night will be held on an ongoing basis on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Baby and Me Yoga with Alicia Pal
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Thursday, Sept 13th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


South Bay to South Pacific
lululemon Plaza El Segundo, 2008A East Park Place
Thursday, Sept 13th 7:00-11:00pm
Cost: FREE


Join us at our new Plaza el Segundo lululemon athletica as we transport you from “South Bay to South Pacific” for the celebration of the summer. Enjoy music, live entertainment, appetizers, and tropical drinks. Please R.S.V.P. to manhattanbeach-community@lululemon.com. Aloha South Bay!

An evening with Tibetan Lama and Filmaker Neten Chokling Rinpoche
First Presbyterian Church, 1220 2nd Street, Santa Monica
Thursday, Sept 13th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $5 Suggested donation for filmakers


Santa Monica KTC and LA Yoga Magazine are pleased to sponsor an intimate evening with Tibetan Lama and Filmaker Neten Chokling Rinpoche.
On the eve before the LA release of his film, Milarepa, Neten Chokling Rinpoche will spend an evening with us to:
- discuss the making of the film;
- show a short clip of the film;
- watch a 20 minute DVD "Who is Milarepa?"
- Q&A with Director and Executive Producer
Plenty of parking is available in structures on 2nd street ($3)

Friday Night Groove Night
Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Friday, Sept 14th 8:00-9:30pm
Cost: Regular class rate


Uniquely themed classes created by the Yoga Groove staff. May include candlelight, live music, dance, meditation, singing, and chocolate.
Please check www.yogagroovestudio.com for details of each week.
This week: Candlelight flow class with live drums taught by Karen Russell

We will be hosting Baby and Me Yoga classes every Thursday in September and October. Mommies and or daddies are invited to bring the little one every Thursday at 10am.
Recommended ages for baby - 6 weeks to 9 months.

Reiki Rituals with Reiki Masters, Devmurti and Haridass
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Saturday, Sept 15th 12:00-1:30pm
Cost: FREE


Reiki is a healing technique that utilizes Universal life force energy. We can use it to heal ourselves, others and the world around us. This event will be hosted by Reiki Masters, Haridass/Basia Tacik & Devmurti. They bring unique, yet complimentary healing styles that will provide you with a wonderful Reiki healing experience. In the session, you will clear negative energy, meditate on The Five Precepts and do the Three Diamond Meditation. This will be followed by Reiju (blessings), given by Haridass and Devmurti. This event is for everyone, whether you are a Reiki Master or have never even heard of Reiki.
We are offering this event FREE in appreciation of your support of the Awareness Center.

Earthdance Los Angeles 2007
Point Fermin Park, San Pedro
Saturday, Sept 15th 2:00-6:00pm
Cost: FREE


Nurture your Soul with Live Music, Free Meditation and Yoga Workshops all day.
Global Om / Prayer for Peace at 4:00pm

IYASC presents Movie Night at the Institute
BKS Iyengar Institute, Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept 15th 7:00pm
Cost: IYASC Members FREE, Non-Members: $7.00


Join the most energetic and social film audience in Southern California (your friends in yoga!) and experience a truly great and exciting film of Iyengar yoga in action!
Program: Gifts from Guruji
Do you know where the brain of the arm is? Do you know where the energy of the arms and the energy of the legs meet in adho mukha svanasana? For BKS Iyengar’s 75th birthday in 1993, Guruji gave his senior teachers the gift of a week-long immersion into the depths of his knowledge and wisdom. Along the way he answered the above questions and many others.
With great economy and exceptional detail, he explains yoga as Patanjali describes it in the Yoga Sutras and how Asana becomes the means to attain the yogic state.
If you are a teacher (of any subject), come and be astonished at the quickness, the detail, and the ferocity of Mr. Iyengar's pedagogy. If you are a student, come and appreciate how senior students like Manouso Manos, Patricia Walden, Faeq Biria, Mary Dunn, and others absorb and attend to his teaching.
IYASC invites you to share with us, an evening of Guruji's rare gifts.
A light meal will be served before the screening with tea and cookies available at intermission.
To help us ensure that there will be sufficient refreshments for everyone, please RSVP by September 14 to Kirk Stricker (irkick26@yahoo.com).

Full Moon Rising Fundraiser
Santa Monica Power Yoga West
Saturday, Sept 15th 9:00pm
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation


Come and emmerse yourself in the magically uplifting, soulfully inspiring, heart opening, inprovisationally conscious sound flows of Full Moon Rising (with special guests) as they perform their last show for an indefinite amount of time. Frontman Daniel Pohnke has been called on a journey to the East to experience the depth and extravagance of 3rd World cultures and spirituality in order expand the specific channel of offerings that he has been guided onto. This event will function as a fundraiser/collective offering in order to raise additional monetary allowance on this spirit guided journey*.
In addition to 2 sets of high vibrational musical offerings, the space will
be graced with Raw Foods, Projections, a Silent Auction**, and most importantly, we will have the chance to be massaged, on site, by the finest in Tandem Massage, on a donation basis. So please open your hearts, your ears, your senses, your love and your pocketbooks and share in the creation of this incredible journey.
*There will be an in depth blog of all travels located on this site, subscribe
here for further information.
**Auction will feature Art, Jewelry, Clothing, Healing Work, Photography and much much more, all donated from the hearts and souls of this incredible community.

Free Beach Fitness Walk
Yogasofia, Hermosa Beach
Sunday, Sept 16th 8:30-9:15am
Cost: FREE


Meet @ YogaSofia to drop off keys, etc. Walk is on firm sand. Bring shoes (unless you are used to long-distance sand walks).
Free Parking: HB meters are FREE till 10am! Hosted by Sofia.

Restorative Yoga
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, Sept 16th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Relax and renew in a luxurious Restorative Yoga class with Shosha Bottoms from Angel City Yoga 9:30-10:30am. This style of yoga incorporates mostly restorative positions - deep stretching and gentle opening with the use of props on the floor.

Sunday Yoga with Jennifer Stark
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Sept 16th 10:00am
Cost: FREE

Jennifer Stark teaches Hatha Flow.

"Y" Yoga Film Screening
The Church in Ocean Park, 235 Hill St, Santa Monica
Sunday, Sept 16th 7:00pm
Cost: FREE


September 11, 2001 changed many lives. The tragic disruption of world peace triggered a profound interest in the spiritual journey among many.
The Hill Street Center, a meditation co-op for the serious practice of Yoga Sadhana, Buddhism and other paths, serves as a haven for those seeking community on the spiritual path.
Please join us for a gentle Yoga class with Jasmine Lieb, words from Chris Chapple, and a screening of the Y Yoga Movie, created by Arthur Klein, a serious student of Yoga since 9/11.

Sunset Beach Yoga
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Sunday, Sept 16th 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.
email santamonica-community@lululemon.com or call 310.319.9900 if you have questions.

Classes to Benefit The Center for Individual & Family Counseling
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Monday, Sept 17th 3:00pm
Cost: $8


Shari Goodhartz will teach three life-affirming community classes, in honor of her student Danielle, with all proceeds to benefit this non-profit mental health clinic in North Hollywood (www.cifc1.org).
Be a part of Shari's genuine expression of charity, and of our yoga community's honoring of the individual spirit. Pay the regular $8 community class fee, or give as much as your heart and wallet will allow.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9/17, 19 & 21

Classes to Benefit The Center for Individual & Family Counseling
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Wednesday, Sept 19th 3:00pm
Cost: $8


Shari Goodhartz will teach three life-affirming community classes, in honor of her student Danielle, with all proceeds to benefit this non-profit mental health clinic in North Hollywood (www.cifc1.org).
Be a part of Shari's genuine expression of charity, and of our yoga community's honoring of the individual spirit. Pay the regular $8 community class fee, or give as much as your heart and wallet will allow.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9/17, 19 & 21

Yin Yoga with Genevieve Fischer and Live Music
Yoga Loft Manhattan Beach
Wednesday, Sept 19th 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: $25


Fall Out Function Show
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, Sept 19th 8:00pm
Cost: FREE


Come enjoy light appetizers and cocktails while listening to live music by Thorn Hill (Garden of Yoga's Stefan Storace's band) at 8pm, followed by a DJ spinning as athletes showcase the new fall fashions.

Baby and Me Yoga with Leah Miller
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Thursday, Sept 20th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


We will be hosting Baby and Me Yoga classes every Thursday in September and October. Mommies and or daddies are invited to bring the little one every Thursday at 10am.
Recommended ages for baby - 6 weeks to 9 months.

Classes to Benefit The Center for Individual & Family Counseling
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Friday, Sept 21st 3:00pm
Cost: $8


Shari Goodhartz will teach three life-affirming community classes, in honor of her student Danielle, with all proceeds to benefit this non-profit mental health clinic in North Hollywood (www.cifc1.org).
Be a part of Shari's genuine expression of charity, and of our yoga community's honoring of the individual spirit. Pay the regular $8 community class fee, or give as much as your heart and wallet will allow.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 9/17, 19 & 21

Global Mala: Mini-Mala and Kirtan with Daniel and Clare
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Friday, Sept 21st 6:30-9:30pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $15 for each event, $25 for both


Join Claire & Daniel in a Mala of 27 Sun Salutes followed by a joyous Kirtan in support of the Global Mala Project & the UN International Peace Day. All proceeds go to John Legend's Show Me Campaign and to Global Green USA.
The Mala is limited to 35 people, the Kirtan will be open to more. The Sun Salutations begin promptly at 6:30 pm. The Kirtan begins at 7:45 pm. Bring a towel, water and an open heart. For all levels with some previous Yoga experience.
The Global Mala is a project uniting 108 Yoga Studios, 1008 Teachers and 10,000 people to raise consciousness and funds addressing Global Warming, Aids, and Children Refugees of War.

56 Sun Salutations
Mark Blanchard's Power Yoga, Brentwood and Studio City
Friday, Sept 21st 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $5 Suggested donation


Studio City will be led by Elizabeth; Brentwood will be led by Mark (6pm class cancelled)
Mark Blanchard's Power Yoga is part of a worldwide yoga practice in which yoga communities across the world will simultaneously form a mala, or prayer, around the earth by performing various versions of 108 sun salutations.
At Mark Blanchard's Power Yoga studios, the suggested minimum donation is $5.00 - 100% of all donations will be given to the nonprofits warchild.org and youthaids.org

Yoga Mala: 108 Sun Salutes Celebrating the Autumn Equinox with Jo Tastula
Yoga Loft Manhattan Beach
Friday, Sept 21st 7:00-9:30pm (postponed to Friday, Sept 28th)
Cost: $30


Yoga Loft is one of 108 Los Angeles studios participating in the Global Mala event September 21-23rd. 15% of all proceeds from our Yoga Mala (108 Sun Salutes Celebrating the Fall Equinox) with Jo on Friday, September 21st will benefit Global Mala, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for peace, Youth AIDS, and the environment. For further info, additional event listings, and to donate to the charity of your choice, please visit globalmala.org.

Soul Flow: Creative Dance with Haridass Kaur
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Friday, Sept 21st 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: $20 or 2 for $30


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.

Friday Night Groove Night
Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Friday, Sept 21st 8:00-9:30pm
Cost: Regular class rate


Uniquely themed classes created by the Yoga Groove staff. May include candlelight, live music, dance, meditation, singing, and chocolate.
Please check www.yogagroovestudio.com for details of each week.

Calling the Spirits: An Evening of Mystic Kirtan Music
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Friday, Sept 21st 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $20


WAKE UP YOUR SPIRIT THROUGH MUSIC AND SINGING! Savor the spicy grooves and dreamy melodies of New Orleans' Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band who have been gaining national recognition for their funky, mystic twist on kirtan, the mantric music of India. They guide call-and-response chants and play songs that soothe your soul in one moment and drive you into a state of wild celebration in the next. Seán also shares inspiring stories and insights about the healing power of mantra and music.

Global Mala Events at Yoga Blend
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Friday, Sept 21st thru Sunday, Sept 23rd
Cost: see below


The purpose of the Global Mala Project is to unite the global yoga community from every continent in the world, forming a "mala around the earth" through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108. On September 21st- 23rd, Fall Equinox and the United Nations International Day of Peace, studios, teachers and organizations across the globe will create fundraising celebrations, raising funds and awareness for some of the most essential issues of our times. We are so honored to be a part of this project! To learn more, please visit: www.globalmala.org
Schedule of Events:
Friday, Sept 21st 8:30-10:30pm
Yoga Trance Dance w/ Christy Marsden
Donation: $20
Saturday, Sept 22nd 2:00-4:00pm
108 Sun Salutes w/ Nicole Honnig
Donation: $20
Sunday, Sept 23rd 2:00-4:00pm
Fall Equinox Creation Workshop w/ Bekah Finch
Donation: $30
All proceeds will be donated to the Global Mala Project Charities. Our goal is to raise $1008.

Global Mala Event at The Core
The Core Your Perfect Center, Redondo Beach
Friday, Sept 22nd 9:00am-noon
Cost: see below


By signing up for The Core's Global Mala Event, you will be contributing to the YouthAIDS Initiative as 80% of the proceeds will be donated directly to their cause.
In further support of YouthAIDS, stylish tags, tote bags, and sets of pins may be purchased for only $5! 100% of these proceeds will be donated to YouthAIDS.
Please register on or before September 19th. E-mail thecoreypc@gmail.com for a registration form.
For Adults: $27
9:00am- noon: 108 Sun Salutations
All Levels Welcome!
~ Center yourself and quiet the busy and wandering mind
~ Stretch and strength over 300 muscles!
~ Modifications for Beginners
For Children: $9
9:00-10:00am: Story of the Global Mala Project and Tree of Life/Mala Bead Art Projects
10:00-11:00am: 54 minutes of yoga
11:00am-noon: Banner of Hope Art Project

Global Mala Project
Los Angeles Convention Center
Saturday, Sept 22nd 10:00am-midnight
Cost: $20, VIP $108


Featuring Sheila Chandra, Jai Uttal, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape Int’l, Yoga Trance Dance ignited by Shiva Rea, featuring DJ Cheb I Sabbah spinning with LA master drummers!
Los Angeles will serve as the epicenter of the worldwide Global Mala event.Join us for this historic gathering of 108 yoga studios, 1,008 teachers, and 10,000 people for a 12 hour ritual festivalfor PEACE! raising funds for worldwide issues, including Global Warming, AIDS, and Children Refugees of War.
The 12 hour ritual festival includes:
• Sri Chakra Puja with Sri Karunamaya Baba
• Meditation with Paramahamsa Nithyananda
• Kundalini Yoga with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa
• Yoga Mala (108 Sun Salutations with Core LA Teachers, including Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Krishna Kaur Khalsa, Erich Schiffmann, and special guests)
• Laughing Yoga with Yogi Ramesh
• Kirtan and chanting with Donna De Lory, Wah!, Girish, Saul David Raye, Suzanne Sterling, Steve Ross, Sreemati, Sean Johnson & The Wild Lotus Band, Govindas and Radha, Joey Lugassy, Daphne Tse and more!
• Activist, Healing, Kids and Higher Consciousness Tents
• Yoga Pavilion
• Conscious Bazaar & Natural Food
• Jasper Johal Photography Exhibit
• Mandala Creations
• A city-block long screen that will project inspiring images of universal spiritual culture from Palm Pictures World Voices project with National Geographic.
• An interactive 54 Foot Peace Altar that will include an Intention Wall where people will write their personal intentions of how they live the theme of "RISE! Yoga as Peace in Action"
• A mandala (circular stage) that will fit some 3,000 people in the round for the 12-hour activities
• Silent Auction for the Global Mala Seva Project, including classes, retretas, teacher trainings, products, massages and more!
All proceeds from the Global Mala Project will go to benefiting organizations dedicated to raising awareness for Global Warming, AIDS, and Children Refugees of War, specific organizations include Trees for the Future, YouthAIDS, Circle of Life, War Child and The Global Fund.
Bring your yoga mat, meditation pillow, blanket, water and snacks (or you can purchase Global Mala Special edition mats, meditation pillows, t-shirts and more at the event!)

Yoga Walk
Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept 22nd 10:00am-midnight
Sunday, Sept 23rd 10:00am-8:00pm
Cost: Weekend pass - $25, Sat (Day only) - $10, Sat (Day+Nite) - $20, Sun (Day+Nite) - $10


The doors open on Saturday at 10am, when The Global Mala Project will feature:
* Michael Bernard Beckwith of Agape International
* Sheila Chandra
* Jai Uttal
* Yoga Trance Dance with Shiva Rea & DJ Cheb I Sabbah
Sunday continues with live musical performances from:
* Naked Rhythm
* DJ Baba G (Soundz of the Asian Underground)
* Dan The Automator (produced debut album for the Gorillaz)
And there'll be lectures both days on the hour, every hour, from 11am - 6pm: Alfonso De Rose, Mary Lee Patton, Dr. Brian Clement, Kat James, Deborah King, Margie LeRoux, Zendo Kern, Keith Richardson, Dick Larson, Bridget Hansard, Stuart Tomc, Robert Morgen, Michael J. Herman, and Jackie Lapin will all be speaking over the course of the weekend.
For every ticket sold through Yoga Walk, In Ticketing will plant a tree, and all proceeds from the Global Mala Project will go to benefiting organizations such as Trees for the Future, YouthAIDS, Circle of Life, War Child, and The Global Fund.

Yoga for a Cause - Global Mala!
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Saturday, Sept 22nd 1:30-3:00pm
Cost: By Donation


In conjunction with Global Mala (www.globalmala.org), Liberation Yoga presents its first Yoga For A Cause Donation Class! In order to join forces with the spectacular endeavor of Global Mala we will have our first class All Levels Flow class this Saturday from 1:30pm-3:00pm
Christine, Ashley and Laurie will co-teach a special class incoporating the number 108 in a sacred and dynamic convergence of asana, meditation, pranayama, dance-flow and karma yoga FOR THE ANIMALS! We ask that you try going VEGAN for the day and send reverence to the animals that are our companions on the earth. Even if you are not ready to take a step toward vegetarianism or veganism - find the space in your heart to honor them on this day and celebrate all forms of life through our celebratory class!

Yoga Booty Babies
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Sept 23rd 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Teigh, our lovely Ambassador and co-owner of Swerve will lead her specialty, Yoga Booty Babies. This class will include Prenatal Yoga, meditation, ballet barre work, light free weights and joyful dance for pregnant moms, those trying to conceive or anyone wanting to connect with their feminine nature and the divine mother.
As a special treat this Sunday there will be complimentary neck and shoulder massages provided by The Spa at Equinox, Century City!!
Class begins at 9:30 am.

Sunday Yoga with Emill Kim
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Sept 23rd 10:00am
Cost: FREE


Emill Kim teaches a modified Bikram class.

Free Movie: L.A.Story
Yogasofia, Hermosa Beach
Sunday, Sept 23rd 6:30pm
Cost: FREE


What to Bring: Comfy pillows & people you like. (We also have chairs.)
Whole Foods RB co-sponsors this event & provides yummy deli dishes!

Baby and Me Yoga with Syd Delaski
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Thursday, Sept 27th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


We will be hosting Baby and Me Yoga classes every Thursday in September and October. Mommies and or daddies are invited to bring the little one every Thursday at 10am.
Recommended ages for baby - 6 weeks to 9 months.

Yoga Mala: 108 Sun Salutes Celebrating the Autumn Equinox with Jo Tastula
Yoga Loft Manhattan Beach
Friday, Sept 28th 7:00-9:30pm (postponed from Friday, Sept 21st)
Cost: $30


Yogis around the world acknowledge the arrival of each season with 108 consecutive sun salutes (all Surya Namiskar A), intended to mark transition and celebrate change. This beautiful ritual offers a physical challenge and the opportunity to set intentions for the season ahead. Open to all levels. 15% percent of proceeds will be donated to the Global Mala Project (visit globalmala.org), a gathering of teachers, studio owners, and musicians intended to promote peace and giving.

Friday Night Groove Night
Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Friday, Sept 28th 8:00-9:30pm
Cost: Regular class rate


Uniquely themed classes created by the Yoga Groove staff. May include candlelight, live music, dance, meditation, singing, and chocolate.
Please check www.yogagroovestudio.com for details of each week.

Peace Day in Los Angeles with Thich Nhat Hanh
Saturday, Sept 29th
9:30am - Peace Walk at MacArthur Park, Los Angeles (FREE)
7:00pm - Lecture: Celebrating Our Peace and Joy at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium (Tickets available for $19-$28.50 at www.ticketmaster.com)


Open to the public. Bring sack lunch for meal in mindfulness - vegetarian, if possible.

Help Save the Iyengar Institute #2 with Chris Stein
Yogaworks Westwood
Saturday, Sept 29th 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $75


Iyengar yoga lovers, students, teachers. . .
Five Benefit fundraiser workshops - Together, we can make a difference!
Marla Apt, Paul Cabanis, Chris Stein, Lisa Walford, Chris Beach, Bob Metzler with the support of the Iyengar yoga Yoga Works teaching staff. Workshops will be a combination of asana, discussion, contemplation, and philosophy.
The history of the Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles mirrors the history of Iyengar yoga in Los Angeles. Your teacher most probably trained at the Institute, and continues to go frequently to the mother well to draw deeply from the teachings and community.
The Institute, now located in West Hollywood, is seeking a new home. These workshops will help raise funds funneled into a capital campaign necessary to relocate. All proceeds from these workshops will go directly to the Iyengar Yoga Institute.
In addition, Yoga Works is generously offering a 10% match, dollar to dollar, of whatever we raise in the workshops. Together, we can make a difference! Need we say more? Join our illustrious staff in honoring the teachings and the temple!

Global Mala Project for Peace! with Wahe Guru Kaur
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Saturday, Sept 29th 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $35


Portion of the proceeds to benefit War Child and the Global Mala Project. www.warchild.org/index.html
Sacred Breathing Circle
Theme: “Balance”
The Sacred Breathing Circle is a journey into the Self. It allows you to identify and release mental, emotional and physical blocks and bring light to areas that need healing. Experience an ancient pranic technique, called the “Healing Breath,” that promotes healing and regeneration on all levels. This will be a unique circle focused on chanting, breath work and creating world peace. We will be participating in a Global Mala Project for peace, see www.globalmala.org for details. Please come prepared for a short Kundalini yoga set.
This popular event is led monthly by Wahe Guru Kaur.

Satsang into Fall: Embracing the Equinox
Santa Monica Power Yoga West
Saturday, Sept 29th 7:00pm
Cost: By Donation


Get ready for Santa Monica’s conscious event of the year. Brought to you by two local non-profit organizations, 4DALOVE.org and New Earth, Satsang Into Fall will be a fulfilling experience of conscious music, art, food and ambience. Under one roof, we will experience 4 Kirtan* artists, 2 collective collaborations, 4 bands, live poets, speakers and soul reachers, live visual art, raw and vegan foods, healing arts**, sustainable fashion and jewelry, visual projections, your friends and family members and most importantly….LOVE. Lot’s of it. Infinite blessings of love and lightness will fill the space in this festival of cohesiveness that will call together various spiritual and artistic communities in order to raise the collective vibration. Together, under one roof, we will lift the veil of darkness and send out a giant wave of light and love for all to relish in the vibration.
If you are playing a role in the raising of awareness in society, please feel free to share your offering on our One World Community table.
If you would like to volunteer in this magical evening or you wish to share your offering with the event, please email us at info@4dalove.org
*Kirtan is yoga singing or the devotional singing of sacred hymns from ancient India.
**Healing Arts will include Massage, Acupuncture, Reiki, and naturally….SOUND.

An Evening of Kirtan with Wah!
Yoga at the Village, Glendale
Saturday, Sept 29th 8:00pm
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door


Yoga at the Village proudly presents Wah! in concert performing an upbeat set of devotional Hindu chanting and songs in English.
Wah! combines reggae, Hindu chanting and pop to create a unique mix of spiritual world music. The evening includes chanting, storytelling and songs in English; the atmosphere is festive and jubilant. Described by NY Spirit Magazine, "WAH! injects something a little trippier to create a mellow groove that's luscious and highly addictive."

A Benefit for Shanti House With Saul David Raye and special guests
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Sept 29th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door


Ananda Ritam~Sing and Dance to the rhythm of existence
Singing and Dancing have long been sacred healing practices to awaken the life force, connect us to spirit and embody an ecstatic connection to the Divine force that sustains all life. Join us for this inspired evening of chanting, breathwork, live music and sacred dance to celebrate life, support Shanti House and open to the very rhythm, energy and bliss of existence.
Shanti House is a non-profit seva organization whose goal is to empower and involve the local healing community to provide food, healing services, wellness education and yoga to the homeless, at-risk youth and those in need in our community. Shanti House will aid and support other local non-profits already in the community.

Mindful Flow Yoga
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, Sept 30th 8:30-9:30am
Cost: FREE


Mindful Flow with Stefan from Garden of Yoga Sunday morning 8:30 - 9:30am!!! A physical Hatha class that allows the mind, body and spirit to move more freely by focusing on pranayama (breath techniques), asana, alignment and meditation in a flow inspired class. Come build heat in the body, release stress, tension and toxicity while increasing strength and flexibility!!!

Acro Yoga with Huck Hirsch
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Sept 30th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


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.
Come for this playful experience at 9:30 am with your yoga mat!

Sunday Yoga with Ann O'Brien
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Sept 30th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


Ann O'Brien teaches Vinyasa Flow.

Healing Powers of Indian Music
Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda, Los Angeles
Sunday, Sept 30th 2:00-5:00pm
Cost: $40


A Workshop and Concert with Dr. Harre Harren, India's most widely traveled and renowned cultural ambassador for music therapy. Dr. Harren is also a performing artist of Indian classical music, an ethnomusicologist and music educationist. Experience musical healing techniques for the mind and planetary mantras for healing, group chanting, astrology and a short concert by Dr. Harren himself. He is the only Music Therapist and qualified Music Healer and is a Vocal Performing Musician having trained from the age of 7 in both the systems of Indian Music (North and Southern Tradition). He holds a PhD in ethnomusicology from India and another PhD from USA on Music Therapy. He has traveled internationally and has attended Ten International Music Conferences throughout the world.

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Blogger williams said...

Yoga is a way of life, a conscious act, not a set or series of learning principles. The dexterity, grace, and poise you cultivate, as a matter of course, is the natural outcome of regular practice. You require no major effort. In fact trying hard will turn your practices into a humdrum, painful, even injurious routine and will eventually slow down your progress. Subsequently, and interestingly, the therapeutic effect of Yoga is the direct result of involving the mind totally in inspiring (breathing) the body to awaken. Yoga is probably the only form of physical activity that massages each and every one of the body’s glands and organs. This includes the prostate, a gland that seldom, if ever, gets externally stimulated in one’s whole life.
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