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Thursday, November 01, 2007

be thankful you have all these choices!

i've added more events to the original list, and am still working on finding more...

ongoing events:

Friday Night Groove Night
Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Every Friday 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.

Chanting Workshop
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, Nov 3rd 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: FREE

If you love to chant or want to learn, this is your chance! Come for a relaxed afternoon of Kirtan (mantra chanting) and good company. Practice the traditional call-and-response Sivananda daily chants, experiment with rhythm, become confident to lead chants, learn new ones. It's easy, and uplifting.
Mantra chanting is the most joyful when done in a group. The awakening energy develops devotion and selfless love. These are wonderful complements to your hatha yoga practice.

Kirtan in the Canyon with Andrew and Michele and Friends
Yoga Desa, Topanga
Saturday, Nov 3rd (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, Nov 3rd (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
Frday, Nov 9th (Second Friday of every month) 8:15pm
Cost: $15 Suggested Donation

Come join Daniel and other special guests for a joyful evening of music, meditation, and chanting. No singing experience needed, only a willingness to open your heart to the blissful flow.

Kirtan (call and response chanting) with Travis Eliot
Santa Monica Yoga
Saturday, Nov 10th (Second Saturday of every month) 8:00-9:30pm
Cost: By Donation

Zen Dancing Ritual Concert with Micheline Berry, Craig Kohland + Shaman's Dream
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Nov 10th 8:30-10:00pm (once a month)
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Where ecstatic dance and live world music meet, Zen Dancing® induces peak states of ecstatic embodiment and deep union with the pranic "flow" between dancer and drum, breath and beat. The language of dance is universal and since 1996 Micheline Berry, Craig Kohland and their world ensemble Shaman's Dream have been resurrecting and defining the ritual world dance in Los Angeles, CA. Their live concerts are akin to a world ethnotronica odyssey that will sweep you up in a wave of trance dance marked by the evocative indigenous sounds and deep visionary grooves that have become the signature of their music.
No experience necessary...simply come prepared to move and let the music take you where it will.

Soul Flow: Creative Dance with Haridass Kaur
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Friday, Nov 16th 7:30-9:00pm (once a month)
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.

Chanting with Steve Ross
Maha Yoga, Los Angeles
Saturday, Nov 17th 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.

other special events:

Restorative Yoga with Georgina Purple
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, Nov 4th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Sunday Yoga
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Nov 4th 10:00am
Cost: FREE

Yoga with Steve Hsu! A third degree black belt in Kung Fu San Soo, he is also ACE certified in Aerobics and Group Fitness and lifetime certified in Spinning.
Teaching at Yogaworks Huntington Beach, Equinox Fitness Pasadena, and 24 Hour Fitness Rancho Cucamonga demonstrates Steve's passion for fitness. While providing detailed and thorough instructions, Steve is best known for his sarcastic humor and warm, caring presence with his students.

Yog-a-thon West
BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute, Los Angeles
Sunday, Nov 4th 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: Sponsor a participant and pledge any amount!

The BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles faces the loss of its home as early as the end of this year after nearly 23 years in its current location. In an effort to help out, local Iyengar Yoga teachers are joining together to do some Yoga to benefit the Capital Campaign Fund. The Capital Campaign Fund has been established to raise enough money to find, lease, and renovate an appropriate space to continue and hopefully expand the current programs being offered at the Institute. For more information about the campaign, check out the FAQ page.
Inspired by and loosely based on the NY Institute’s annual Yoga-thon events, we’ve opted to name our event Yog-a-thon West! Yog-a-thon West, is an opportunity for the LA Yoga community to come together, have some fun and raise some money to support the continued presence of an Iyengar Yoga Institute in Los Angeles. Be sure to come out and cheer on the participants!!
Yog-a-thon West participants are now accepting pledges from sponsors for their yogic endeavors.

An Evening of Devotional Music
Garden of Yoga, Woodland Hills
Sunday, Nov 4th 6:00pm
Cost: $15

Celebrating their new CD "Prayers on Tanbour"
Based on Sacred and Ancient Maqams of Yarsan with exhalting poetry of Rumi, Hafez, Baba Taher and closing with celebrational dance on drums
Featuring Heyraneh, Jamie Papish and Christo Pellani

Early Morning Risers Unite!
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Monday, Nov 5th and Wednesday, Nov 7th 7:00am
Cost: Regular class rate

The ancient yoga texts call the early morning the most auspicious time for practice - come enliven your body, mind and spirit with Kyra Haglund and Jo Tastula in the 7:00am classes! To mark the end of daylight savings and return to the normal cycle of light, Kyra and Jo along with live accompaniment of the incredible DJ Drez are co-teaching two morning classes.
Come experience the creative vibrations of Kyra, Jo, DJ Drez and the sun's early rays Monday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00am.

Yoga to the Rescue DVD Release Party
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Monday, Nov 5th 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: FREE

You're invited to join us at City Yoga on Monday night, November 5, 2007 as we celebrate the release of Desiree Rumbaugh's new DVD Yoga To The Rescue.
The festivities will last from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Please come meet Desiree as we congratulate her on her new release. During the party, we will delight your tastebuds with finger foods from India and copies of Yoga to the Rescue will be available for purchase at $12 each.
Please call the front desk, 323.654.2125, to RSVP!

Celebrating 800 Years of Rumi
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Mondays at 6:00pm - Nov 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Tuesdays at 4:15pm - Nov 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Cost: Regular class rate

Please join Shiva Rea and local musicians as we celebrate 800 years of Rumi in class for the month of November where we will be spontaneously joined by the LA Bhakti Kirtan heroes: Bhagawan Das, Dave Stringer, David Ralicke, Daphne Tse, Donna Delory, Girish, Govindas and Radha, Joey Lugassy, Suzanne Sterling, and Wah!

Baby and Me Yoga
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Thursday, Nov 8th 10:00am
Cost: FREE

Mommies and daddies bring the little one and join Cindi Cnop for Baby and Me yoga.
Classes starts at 10am on the back sundeck.

Yoga Trance Dance with Mira Jamadi
FreeSpirit Yoga, Long Beach
Friday, Nov 9th 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: $10

Yoga Trance Dance, first developed and offered by yoga teacher Shiva Rea, is an exploration of the eternal flow of natural movement through yoga. Beginning with sahaja prana yoga or the experience of prana initiating yogasanas, yoga trance dance flows into an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one’s creative life-force and cultivate embodied freedom. The goal of trance dancing is to let your creative energy move through you to be guided by spirit. Yoga Trance Dance aims to provide you with a practice so that you can explore the potency of free-flow yoga and dance to bring greater fluidity, breath, range of motion, stamina for life, and embodied joy into our being and lives.
*Note—Yoga experience is not necessary and you don’t need to bring a yoga mat. You might like to bring a towel for drying off afterwards. Please avoid eating 2-3 hours before dancing.

White Tantric Yoga
UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom, Westwood
Saturday, Nov 10th 8:15am-6:15pm (doors open at 7:45am)
Cost: $140 by 11/8, $160 after, $99 Student/Senior

This is a course to:
Expand your spiritual awareness,
Increase your Intuition and Self Healing.
Meditate, Breathe, and Balance.
The day will take you through a series of experiences just challenging enough to
touch your own excellence!
You will be treated to:
A welcoming and warm enviornment.
Ample rest periods, fruit, water, and a vegetarian lunch.
More information may be found at http://www.whitetantricyogala.com/

Post White Tantric Yoga Healing Festival!
Yoga West, Los Angeles
Saturday, Nov 10th 7:00pm
Cost: $25 donation

Yoga West invites you to join us for our 3rd post white tantric yoga Healing Festival!
Meet and experience a healing session from our plethora of Healing practioners.
Massage, Sat Nam Rasayan, Chiropractic, Reiki, Numerology, Astrology, and MORE!
LIVE MUSIC with the New Earth Collective!
Experience our 'Didgeridoo' Healing Artist
Also Sat Purkh Kaur, rising Spirit Voyage artist unveils her new CD

Santa Monica Power Yoga West
Saturday, Nov 10th 8:00pm-however late the spirit leads us
Cost: $10 Donation

A night of Tribal Rock, featuring Christo on live percussion/drums. Deepak will be on violin, guitar, bass and vocals. John will be on vocals, bass and guitar. Kim will be on vocals, guitar, and tambourine. Mike will be on piano and organs. All of you will hopefully be there singing, playing instruments, dancing; whatever you feel! It will be a fully encouraged audience participation jam. This is not intended to be a "show" but a unified experience where we can all be a part of the creation and manifestation of the sound that will be channeled through all of us from the spirits.
The night will begin with a meditation, and then go into some kirtan. We will then begin the tribal rock jam which could go anywhere! That depends on the energy, and the more of you there, the better the music will become. We will improvise, jam, create and interweave some of the classic Breath of Life songs into the evening. It will be something different and fresh and we have no idea what will happen! We are excited and hope you are as well. Please come and bring your spirit, your freedom, your expression, and maybe even an instrument to express yourself with.

Yoga Core Strength Class With Shelley Williams
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, Nov 11th 9:00am
Cost: FREE

This dynamic class embodies the spirit and flow of vinyasa yoga while incorporating Pilates core concepts, alignment, and strength exercises. We will explore the bandhas and pranayama inherent to yoga, and relate them to the breath work and pelvic floor stabilization in Pilates. This class is open to all levels!
Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com

Acro Yoga with Jason Magness
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Nov 11th 9:30am
Cost: FREE

Acro(batic) Yoga! Blending elements of partner acrobatics, thai massage, ashtanga vinyasa yoga with a healthy dose of trust and playfulness. You won't believe what is possible, and your spine will thank you for every second you spend flying!
Make sure to bring yoru sense of adventure!

11:11 - A Gong Meditation Course with Harjiwan
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 11th 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $35/adv or $45/day of

On August 11th, 1999 a rare Total Solar Eclipse occurred at 11:11 AM over Cornwall, the southwestern tip of England, the place of Arthurian legends and the Holy Grail. Its path was 111 kilometers wide. After this Eclipse, Yogi Bhajan said: "If you don't meditate regularly after this, then God Bless you."
Winter Solstice 2012, occurs at 11:11 AM Universal Time (1:11 PM Cairo local time at the pyramids).
The 11:11 Phenomenon is the world-wide re-occurrence of people seeing the digits 11:11 on digital clocks, phones and other electronic devices. 11:11 is a mathematical-energetic key, an opening of forces outside this physical reality matrix.
When you see 11:11 you have a precious opportunity: Stop, chant, and project your positive prayers. The universal force is open at that time to receive your thoughts.
Join us on Sunday, November 11th as we use the Gong to travel through the 11:11 portal and merge our consciousness with the clear luminous space of non-duality. Infuse yourself with the high frequency energy that brings healing, happiness and prosperity.
These numerical alignments are splendid opportunities for profound energetic enhancements. Prepare for a deeply meditative experience.
Please bring a comfortable pillow and mat for the long Gong relaxation periods.

The Secrets Behind "The Secret": Movie Night and Open Discussion
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Tuesday, Nov 13th 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. Secret Movie Night will be held on an ongoing basis on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Thanksgiving Donation-based Yoga class
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Saturday, Nov 17th 8:30am
Cost: Donation of canned goods

Join ambassador Bonnie Johanson in a power vinyasa flow yoga class that will allow you to give back. Guests are asked to bring along canned goods that will then be donated to those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Class begins at 8:30 am with morning refreshments to follow!
Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com

exhalesoul presents ~ Yoga for Body, Heart and Soul With Live Music and Kirtan w/ Bhakti Ma and Isabelle Du Soleil
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Nov 17th 4:00-5:45pm
Cost: $15 Suggested donation

Integrate body, breath, heart and soul in this powerful chakra-based vinyasa flow with live music and Kirtan.
Access your inner strength, fluidity and core energy through the five elements.
Explore the energetics of Yoga Tantra flow through the cultivation of Prana/Shakti consciousness, visualization, bandhas, mudras, pranayamas and chanting in the asanas.
As your heart will open and melt your mind will become relaxed and crystal clear.
You will feel rejuvenated and empowered in your life. Feeling content and peaceful with a renewed capacity to living your life’s purpose and making a difference in the world NOW

Snatam in Concert
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Saturday, Nov 17th 8:00pm
Cost: $25/adv or $30/day of

Peace Cereal and Golden Bridge invite you to the Celebrate Peace concert event - a live musical celebration of the spirit of peace. Through her heart-opening music and deep devotion to the Divine Sound Current that resonates in all of us, Snatam Kaur's awe-inspiring voice will bring you an experience of infinite peace.
Snatam resonates with the words "celebrate peace" because she believes that peace already exists within each of us, and it is a matter of recognizing it and celebrating it. Celebration comes from a place of courage and innner strength . The Celebrate Peace album and tour are dedicated to inspiring people from all walks of life to celebrate the peace that is with with themselves, their families, and communities and, from that place of strength, to reach out to others as neighbors and nations in the spirit of peace.

Sound Instruction in the Basic Postures of Yoga with Colleen Carroll
Inner Power Yoga, Calabasas
Sunday, Nov 18th 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $30, Student and Seniors $25

A lifelong Yoga practitioner and dedicated teacher, Colleen draws on her expertise as a professional musician to provide sound therapeutic instruction, accompanied by unique musical selections and healing sounds.
"I combine uplifting classical, jazz, and popular pieces for movement and strength. For the restorative postures, I'll choose ambient and meditative music, and for Savasana at the end of class, I play the Tibetan bowl, Ting-Sha, and Crystal Bowl. All the sounds provide a supportive vibrational fortress within which to practice safely, build vitality, and look inward."

An Evening with the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Sunday, Nov 18th 8:00pm
Cost: $30/adv or $40/day of

In honor of the great Muslim mystic and poet Rumi's 800th birth year, Golden Bridge is blessed to host an Evening with the Whirling Dervishes of Turkey. Experience their remarkable art, share their ritual dance of love and service, live their expression of the existence and majesty of the Creator.
It's an evening not to be missed! Come share their state of ecstasy.

Ananda Ritam - The Cosmic Dance of Bliss with Saul David Raye
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Nov 24th 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $15

Dancing and singing 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. Come dance and sing with Saul David Raye and guests and help raise funds for Shanti House. Join us for this transformational evening of breathwork, chanting, live & electronic music and sacred dance to celebrate life and open to the very rhythm, energy and bliss of existence.

Giving Thanks to Shakti: An All-Female led Concert and Kirtan in Celebration of the Feminine
Santa Monica Power Yoga West
Saturday, Nov 24th 7:30pm
Cost: $20 Suggested donation

Performers include Wah!, Donna DeLory, Suzanne Sterling, Jillian Speer, Daphne Tse and Terra Gold along with many of their musical friends. Also featuring Indian Dance by Darshana Thacker, Raw Food and Natural High Clothing. Suggested donation of $20 will be donated to "Global Fund for Women." This will be a wonderful way to extend the energy of Thanksgiving into the weekend and out into the world!

Mukti Full Moon Celebration Flow Yoga
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, Nov 25th 9:00am
Cost: FREE

Join Julie Rader in a liberating yoga class that draws on the full moon energy from the previous night. It will be a creative, all-levels vinyasa flow class that will include some kundalini and pranayama.
Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com

A Weekend with Krishna Das
Yogaworks Center for Yoga, Larchmont
Friday, Nov 30th - Sunday, Dec 2nd (see schedule below)
Cost: Kirtan - $25 Early; $30 at the door; Workshop - $45 Early; $55 at the door

Krishna Das first traveled to India in 1970 where he met his guru, Neem Karoli Baba (Maharaj-ji). Through Maharaj-ji, he was introduced to the devotional practice of kirtan, an ancient method of heart purification. He has released several CD’s and now leads chanting workshops around the world, helping us to turn within and find our own inner understanding. Krishna Das has also been studying Buddhist meditation for more than 30 years. Sharing his heart through music and chanting is the basis of Krishna Das's own spiritual work; his way of serving the Divine within himself and others.
Krishna Das’s workshops are like mini-retreats of about 3 hours. Along with chanting, Krishna Das shares stories about his experiences on the Path. Workshops with Krishna Das usually include: Chanting (call and response) with musical accompaniment, stories about his Guru, readings from spiritual traditions, teachings, and discussions about life and the spiritual Path. This forum provides the opportunity for Q&A in an intimate setting.
Schedule Information ~
Kirtan: Friday, November 30th, 8:00-10:00pm
Kirtan: Saturday, December 1st, 8:00-10:00pm
Workshop: Sunday, December 2nd, 2:00-5:00pm
Kirtan: Sunday, December 2nd, 8:00-10:00pm


Blogger Lisa Sargese said...

that Rumi event with Shiva Rea sounds awesome!! Thanks for sharing all this great stuff!

5:44 AM  
Blogger joni said...

it definitely does, doesn't it? i hope to be able to make at least one of those dates. maybe i'll see you there :)

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was their all (3) nights singing and chanting. The workshop was awesome. There were aura around K.D. of such beauty. The Gods were looking in the window that weekend.
peace to all
love to all

3:43 AM  

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