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Friday, November 30, 2007

holiday gatherings

here's a list of the goings-on during the month of december. since it's still early in the month, keep checking as more updates become available...

ongoing events:

Friday Night Groove Night
Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Every Friday 8:00-9:30pm
Cost: By donation


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.

Kirtan in the Canyon with Andrew and Michele and Friends
Yoga Desa, Topanga
Saturday, Dec 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, Dec 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 Workshop
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, Dec 8th 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.

Zen Dancing Ritual Concert with Micheline Berry, Craig Kohland + Shaman's Dream
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Dec 8th (Second Saturday of each month) 8:30-10:00pm
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.

Breath of Life Tribal Rock Jam
Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturday, Dec 8th (Second Saturday of each month) 8:30pm
Cost: By Donation


An open jam experience for everyone. Bring yourself, your expression, and if you want, bring an instrument!
As a part of the 4dalove Conscious Gatherings series, we are honored to present the Breath of Life Tribal Rock Jam. Come down to Santa Monica for a night of expression, dance, and music. This is an open jam and entry is on a donation basis so bring your Self, your freedom, and whatever else you want. It is designed to be a night with no design, where the openness takes us on a journey of music and expression. The B.O.L.T. will provide the space, and the clearing for you to come and let yourself go. If you have a song to share, that will be the place to do it.

Soul Flow: Creative Dance with Haridass Kaur
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Friday, Dec 14th 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, Dec 15th 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.

Solstice Kirtan with Daniel, Larry & Friends
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Frday, Dec 21st 8:00pm
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.


other special events:

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

YOGA OPEN HOUSE
Mark Blanchard's Power Yoga, Brentwood and Studio City
Saturday Dec 1st and Sunday Dec 2nd
Cost: FREE


Free Yoga All Weekend in Brentwood and Studio City Yoga Centers. Lots of discounts on yoga series, yoga clothing and gifts in our stores and more.

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE - BRENTWOOD:
Saturday
8:45-10:15am Garth Hewitt
10:30-12:00pm Mark Blanchard
1:00-2:00pm Mark's Talk - Why Power Yoga
2:00-3:30pm Dearbhla Kelly - Power Yoga Basics
4:00-5:30pm Beau King
7:30pm-Donna De Lory Concert
Sunday
8:45-10:15am Beau King
10:30-12:00pm Shawn Bracha
1:00-2:30pm Elizabeth Blanchard
4:00-5:30pm Albena Teofilova
6:00-7:30pm John Mackow

OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE - STUDIO CITY:
Saturday
9:00-10:30am Megan Hyndman
10:30-12:00pm Elizabeth Folk-Blanchard
3:45-5:15pm Mark Blanchard
5:30-7:00pm Ruthie Zalduondo
Sunday
9:00-10:30am Kiersten Morgan
10:30-12:00pm Ruthie Zalduondo
3:45-5:15pm Beau King
5:30-6:45pm Elizabeth Folk-Blanchard
7:00-8:30pm Stacie Foster

Donna DeLory in Concert
Mark Blanchard's Power Yoga, Brentwood
Saturday, Dec 1st 7:30pm
Cost: $20


Join us at the Brentwood Studio and hear the voice of an angel - Donna DeLory in concert beginning at 7pm. SEATING LIMITED SO ARRIVE EARLY!
Children welcome (Children under 12 years are free).

Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe
FreeSpirit Yoga, Long Beach
Saturday, Dec 1st 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: $15 advance sale, $20 at the door


Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe create a dynamic blend of East meets West music that mixes kirtan (devotional call-and-response), mantra and uplifting songs. Their inspiring music fuses the spiritual and sacred with a pop rock groove and sensuality like no other....the result is a magic carpet ride your soul needs to experience. Shakti Tribe celebrates unity, culture and diversity through their music's messages of peace, hope and love. To learn more about the band and their music, please visit www.myspace.com/larisastow.

Sunday Yoga with Steve Hsu
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Dec 2nd 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.

Chocolate and Flowers - Meditation with Treats!
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Sunday, Dec 2nd 1:00-2:30pm
Cost: $15


This Sunday treat yourself to seated meditation with a focus on breath awareness, body awareness and the generation of love, compassion and gratitude. There will be chocolate to taste made from organic, fair trade dark chocolate with herbs and spices as well as learning the special meaning and purpose behind flowers. Choose which you like best and learn what that means about you!
We will learn to use chocolate and flowers as support/ tools to maintain balance of body and mind and also mini-ceremonies you can do at home to enjoy the sacredness of each moment.
Chocolate and Flowers is led by Lisa Reinhardt and Katie Hess, who have a combined experience of about 30 years meditating regularly. Lisa lived in Asia for 11 years, studying and practicing meditation, returning to the U.S., currently owner of Wei of Chocolate. Katie Hess has worked with herbs and flowers for the last 8 years with Lotus Wei, customizing flower essences for more happiness and clarity of mind. As sisters, they join together to encourage and awaken more joy and awareness through chocolate and flowers.

SoundJourney with Dr. Richard Grossman
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Sunday, Dec 2nd 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $20/adv or $25/day of


The soundJourney experience is an experience of shamanic healing. It is healing that occurs on the deepest levels. An emotional-spiritual letting go. A diving deep into the Beauty inside. Reaching back to the first time people put their hands together to make rhythm, soundJourney taps into our basic physiology, connecting body, mind and spirit.
Sound itself is a physical energy, and sound about vibration. The vibration of the instrument travels through the air to the ears, which send neurological energy to the brain. The brain, in its turn, experiences, interprets and responds with different neurochemicals, depending on the sound. A passing siren will set off one kind of chemical response; a lover’s whisper quite another. What our culture recognizes as music is a particular kind of sound, of recognizable pattern, that we can sing or dance to, which imprint us in specific and various ways. Blues have a different imprint than heavy metal, for instance.
And this is where soundJourney differs from ordinary music. The purpose of soundJourney is not to imprint, but to de-imprint. To unwind. To let go. To be totally in the moment with the vibration of sound. To have the brain trigger the deepest chemicals of ease. Of harmony. Of joy and bliss.
The way to experience soundJourney is to deeply let go, deeply surrender, and deeply allow the sound to pass into you, pass through you, pass around you, with no resistance and no interpretation.
The way to understand soundJourney is to experience it for yourself.

Nefeshbliss Grooves with Rebecca Rosen
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Dec 2nd 6:30pm
Cost: FREE


This NefeshBliss Grooves Class will be an empowering 60 minutes celebrating the light of Hanukkah & rededication. This class includes Kavanah/Focusing exercises, Sweaty Eclectic Dancing & Restorative Hatha Yoga & Meditation. Everything you ever wanted to explore in a safe, fun, supportive environment wrapped into one class. Live drumming, & festive soulful music accompany this entire journey!
Class begins promptly at 6:30pm!

Yoga for Runners
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Thursday, Dec 6th 6:30pm
Cost: FREE


Join Steve Mackel for an amazing yoga for runners!! Get those stretches and yoga moves that will make you a better athlete with less injuries!!
EVERY THURSDAY at lululemon Pasadena 6:30pm!!!

Michael Dunn and the Chant Band - Holiday Kirtan
Yoga Works Pacific Palisades, Pacific Palisades
Friday, Dec 7th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $20 early, $25 at the door


One of L.A.'s most popular kirtan artists returns to Yogaworks Palisades for a heartful holiday concert: the soul is from India, the groove is from L.A., and the chai is the world's best! Come to Yogaworks for this mellow escape from seasonal stress.

Holiday Family Yoga
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Saturday, Dec 8th 11:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $20/adult or 2 for $30, Children 12 and under FREE


Join Lee Rothman for a special family yoga workshop as we honor this season of light, love and miracles. Create a deep connection with your family and friends through your yoga practice. Lee will lead a playful class that will draw upon the universal themes of this holiday season through music, movement, chanting and a special holiday treat.

Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe CD Release Party!
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Saturday, Dec 8th 7:00pm
Cost: $20


Get your tickets soon… because this concert will be sold out.
“An unmatched musical experience that just might change your life!”
Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe celebrate the release of their new album “The Shakti Sessions.” Fresh off performances for thousands at Earthdance, Larisa & Shakti Tribe are ushering in a new era in music sure to ignite your soul fire with their East meets West mix of chant, mantra and uplifting songs focused on themes of peace, hope & love.
Chant, dance, and groove the night away with Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe. They create an unprecedented blend of ancient Eastern mantras with the contemporary sounds of the West. Larisa's voice is absolutely mesmerizing, as these empowering messages of peace and love transport your heart and soul on an inspirational journey ... including sacred chants in Sanskrit, Aramaic and English.

IYASC Movie Night: Birth of a Guru
BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute, Los Angeles
Saturday, Dec 8th 7:00pm
Cost: IYASC Members FREE, Non-Members $7


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!
To honor and celebrate Guruji's 89th birthday we will show a variety of excerpts featuring different historical periods in his and a comparison of Guruji's earlier and later asana practice in an exploration of how a frail, sickly boy became a master of yoga, a guru to thousands, and one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century.
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 December 7th to Kirk Stricker (irkick26@yahoo.com).

KIRTAN with Daniel, Terra, Daveed & Friends
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, Dec 8th 8:00pm
Cost: By Donation


Dave Stringer in Concert
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Saturday, Dec 8th 8:00pm
Cost: $20/adv or $25/day of


"Quite well-known as a kirtan singer in the worlds of yoga and devotional music, California musician Dave Stringer unites his spiritual and secular interests in a surprisingly seamless blend. Dave moves back and forth between original pop songs performed in English and traditional Sanskrit chants, thus gently obliterating any doubt about these two forms belonging on the same record. Continuity is provided by ingenious arrangements that incorporate a fluid mix of Eastern and Western acoustic and electric instruments –a combination of various guitars (including dobro and Hawaiian steel), dulcimer, piano, accordion, harmonium, tabla, sarangi, cello, violin, flute, trumpet, drums and a plethora of ethnic percussion and backing vocals. An accomplished record producer as well (Axiom of Choice, Suzanne Teng), Stringer has organized the diverse sounds into a sequence of elegant aural rainbows, retaining an Eastern cultural resonance even when fleshing out unabashedly pop melodies." ~Yoga Journal

Power Flow Yoga with Cindy Souther
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, Dec 9th 9:00am
Cost: FREE


Join Cindy Souther in her power flow yoga class, a challenging practice that encourages mindful breathing. It's considered a level 1-2 class suitable for everyone from dedicated beginner to experienced yogi.
Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Donation Class for the Homeless Services Commission
Guerilla Yoga @ Hollywood Dance Center, Hollywood
Sunday, Dec 9th 9:15am
Cost: By donation


From Marc Holzman: On Thanksgiving I spent the morning distributing bags of food to the homeless on the streets of Hollywood ... a grass roots operation initiated by my friend Gary Riotto ... and I was deeply saddened but inspired by what I saw. So on Sunday Dec. 9 all the proceeds from class will be sent to Los Angeles Homeless Services Commission (LAHSC) which also works to fund homeless youths under 18. You can visit their site at LAHSC.ORG

The Secrets Behind "The Secret": Movie Night and Open Discussion
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Tuesday, Dec 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 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.

Live Music with Patty Pierce and AURAH
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Wednesday, Dec 12th 6:30pm
Cost: Regular class price


Originally from Switzerland, both Marc Dold and Judith Martin created Aurah as a musical journal of their quest to experience life’s alchemy. "We love songs and improvisations alike." Emotional guitar sounds and scintilating vocal arrangements are part of the essence of music that is as much pop as transcendental as meditational and electronic.

Yoga Blend Holiday Party
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Friday, Dec 14th 8:00-10:30pm
Cost: FREE


Come join us for a Holiday Celebration at Yoga Blend!
As our gift to you, we will be offering 15% off everything for this one evening only! It is a great chance to stock up on classes, props, books and clothing for yourself and your loved ones!
We will have goodies, tea, music, massage, yoga, dancing and more! There will be a raffle for Yoga Classes, Massage, Pilates, Spirit Guide Meditations and more at 9:30pm with proceeds going to charity.
We are also putting together a care package to send to our troops for Christmas. If you would like to participate, please bring a holiday card for a solider who will be spending the holidays away from their family. We will also have cards on hand for you to fill out just in case you forget.
Come by anytime throughout the night for a celebration of the past year as we look forward to the next! Remember, the raffle for some really, really cool healing stuff will be at 9:30pm!

Holiday Charity Flow Class
Yoga Works Center for Yoga, Larchmont
Saturday, Dec 15th 3:00-5:30pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $20


Take part in a Holiday Charity Flow Class that really will make a difference. All proceeds will go to The Alliance for Children's Rights, LA's only non-profit free legal service to support the needs of children.
Hosted by David Lynch, the class will be team taught by some of YogaWorks finest Flow Teachers, including (subject to change):
Mia Togo
Clay Kyle
Lucy Bivins
Joan Hyman
James Morrisson
Peter Barnett
Malachi Melville
Whitney Allen
Join us for an afternoon of yoga with live music and raffle prizes while helping children in an amazing opportunity to experience an eclectic mix of yoga teachers.
Class will be a level 2 flow. All levels welcome and encouraged to participate.

Exhalesoul presents Balancing the Holidays with Kyra Haglund
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Dec 15th 4:00-5:45pm
Cost: $15 Suggested Donation


Winter holidays traditionally symbolize joyful light in a time of darkness. Celebration of this light, however, can be easily eclipsed by materialism, energy exhaustion and over indulgence. To survive the mania that can be the holidays, we need to establish balance. This all levels practice will focus on finding balance through breath awareness and vinyasa flow. We will also recharge our systems through restorative postures and guided relaxation. Come restore, rejuvinate, and refocus your internal balance so that you may more fully be able to experience the Joy of the Season!

Anusara Yoga with Georgina Purple
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, Dec 16th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Come do some yoga and laugh a little in the playful style of Anusara Yoga®, with Georgina Purple. In this rat race called life, we can lose touch with ourselves and feel a little scattered.
If your brand new to yoga, or a seasoned yogi/yogini, come join her for a yoga class designed to realign your body, get you out of pain, recognize bad habits we all pick up through our life, and come out a whole new person. But be warned, you may laugh a little, and have some fun. In the end, it's all about balance. So come play with her this Sunday.
For more information, you can contact her directly at georginapurple@mac.com.'

Season of Light Meditation with John Sovec
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Dec 16th 6:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: FREE


Celebrate the season with a free evening of guided meditation inspired by the light that surrounds us during the holidays and embrace the light that shines from within. Presented by our ambassador John Sovec!
Please RSVP to pasadena-community@lululemon.com

Holiday Party with the Los Angeles SYVC Staff and Community
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Sunday, Dec 16th 6:30pm
Cost: FREE


Our yearly, festive tradition!
Includes: Satsang, carols, talent show, and a vegetarian pot luck
All are welcome. Make your favorite vegetarian* dish and join us for an evening of joy, peace, and fun!
*Please follow yogic dietary rules: No meat, eggs, onions, garlic, or mushrooms.

Christmas Class for Kids of All Ages with Santokh Claus
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Saturday Dec 22nd 2:00-3:30 pm
Cost: By Donation


“Santokh Claus” (Dr. Santokh Singh - in a full Santa costume, no less) will lead a holiday yoga set, then bring out his guitar and lead the class in traditional Christmas carols and yoga songs. Bring the whole family for this fun Awareness Center tradition! All proceeds benefit Five Acres Children's Organization.

Yoga Works Sneak Peek #2
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Saturday, Dec 22nd 9:00am
Cost: FREE


Yoga Works 1/2, a signature class that balances precise instruction and alignment with breath, movement and flow in a class carefully themed to deepen the students’ experience of yoga. Yoga Works classes are paced moderately to vigorously depending on the level.
** Yoga Works opening Spring 2008 in Plaza El Segundo!**
Class begins at 9am.
Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Yoga Flow
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, Dec 23rd 9:00am
Cost: FREE


Taught by Elinore Cohen, this class consists of mindful, vigourous flow guided by the language of the breath to create a playful experience for the body to open. Because when the body is open and free, the mind is open and free!
Class begins at 9am.
Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Equinox Yoga with Kishan Shah
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Dec 23rd 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Come connect your mind, body and spirit with this uplifting and challenging yoga class.
See you on Sunday, December 23 at 9:30am!!!!

Special Holiday Yoga Class with Hala Khouri and Live Music with Suzanne Sterling and Josh Brill
exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Monday, Dec 24th 10:30am-noon
Cost: Regular class fee


Please join us for a ritual celebration to kick off the holidays!
*all levels

Christmas Eve Candle Light Ceremony
Ananda Los Angeles, Santa Monica
Monday, Dec 24th 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: FREE, open to all


“The real visitation of Jesus is the communion with Christ Consciousness. If you are in tune with that Christ, your whole life will change.”
—Paramhansa Yogananda
Prepare your heart for the birth of the Christ Consciousness within. Music, devotional singing and a candlelight ceremony bring deep and lasting blessings to all who attend. A truly enchanting evening.

Level 2 Yoga Flow
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Saturday, Dec 29th 9:00am
Cost: FREE


Invigorating and challenging, this class taught by Kelly McAndrews offers a complete journey for the body and mind. You will practice both classical and creatively-adapted sun salutations, standing and seated postures, balance-poses, backbends and more. Movements are fluid and there is a focus of correct alignment, which creates stability and ease within each posture while honoring the wisdom of the body to lead the way.
Class begins at 9 am.
Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Kirtan with Travis Eliot
Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturday, Dec 29th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: By Donation


Kirtan comes from the yoga path of Bhakti (love and devotion). It is the chanting of traditional Sanskrit mantras synergized with dynamic melodies. It is the calling, the yearning, the crying to connect with the Divine. The beauty is that chanting shows us we are already in this state of "oneness", it's just about dissolving the maya (illusion) of separateness. Chanting ignites every lifetron of our being absorbing us into a state of bliss. Add the power of chanting within a group setting and the ecstasy becomes absolutely boundless! Kirtan is for anyone and everyone regardless of background. It is the universal language of the heart.

Equinox Yoga with Heather Dawn
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Dec 30th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Come and set an intention for the new year with a challenging yoga class with Heather Dawn. Let's start 2008 with an impact.
Join the Lulu team and Heather Dawn from Equinox on December 30 at 9:30 am sharp! See you there!!

New Year's Eve Yoga Mala with Heather Camp
Revive Studios, Chatsworth
Monday, Dec 31st 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $35 per person or 2 for $60


Set Your intention for the whole year!
They say the way you spend the last day of the year sets the precedent for the New one...
Sooo why not spend it detoxifying, nourishing and cleansing the mind and body by challenging yourself to a complete Yoga Mala (108 Sun Salutations.) This ritual is traditionally used to mark transition and spark positive change.
This group effort and unity of the practice has the power to produce feelings of harmony and wholeness. So come join in an afternoon of radiating the very sun we salute into the New Year!

New Years Eve Extravaganza with Gurutej
Blessings Center, Los Angeles
Monday, Dec 31st 5:00pm
Cost: $54 pre-registered, $64 at the door


New Years Eve Extravaganza back by popular demand.
Monday December 31st 5:00 pm on followed by wish and dish.
Enter the New Year Consciously. 2008 is starting a new cycle 10 or 1
Totality and new beginnings. Joyously with chanting, meditations and rituals to release and support going forth.

New Year's Eve Yoga Mala with Shirley and Steve O'Connor
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Monday, Dec 31st 8:00pm - midnight
Cost: $25 per person, $40 for two


Celebrate the New Year by challenging yourself to complete a Yoga Mala (108 Sun Salutations) -- a ritual traditionally used to mark transition, to spark positive change, and to fuel personal evolution.
On the eve of the New Year we will gather together, Shirley will provide some musical inspiration and overall cheer, and Steve will lead us through rounds of Series-A Sun Salutes. Very simply, we will move and breathe as one.
Pizza and champagne -- and possibly kisses at midnight -- to follow.
This group effort -- this unity in our yoga community -- has the power to produce inner and outer feelings of wholeness and harmony and bring peace to our hearts. And like the energy from the very sun we salute, we will radiate this into our world.
Net proceeds will benefit the Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation, a non-profit organization rescuing abandoned and abused animals.
Students of ALL LEVELS of practice are welcome and invited to participate to any degree. Reservations are a must as space is limited. See the desk or call 818-380-0331.

A NEW YEAR’S EVE CHANT: “Kindness, Respect, Gratitude and Love”
Kula Music Studio, 1231 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica
Monday, Dec 31st 8:00pm - just past midnight
Cost: $10 Suggested donation


Performers include Yogic Musicians from various spiritual paths including Michael Mollura, Andrew Behla, Tulasi and James Perry and many others.
Bring a cushion or blanket. Tea & Coffee will be available.
Proceeds will go to the Environmental Defense Fund, as our gift to the planet.
(Enter from the rear door, which opens onto stairs - the front door, which opens into a production studio, will be locked)
Contacts: James & Tulasi Perry (310-740-0493) and Michael Mollura (818-687-0745)

New Years Eve Celebration
Ananda Los Angeles, Santa Monica
Monday, Dec 31st 9:00pm-midnight
Cost: FREE


"In the Temple of the New Year, renew your reverence for the unlimited hidden power of God within you." -Paramhansa Yogananda
Seize the moment. Begin the year at a point of highest inspiration. Celebrate your accomplishments. Burn up and release whatever holds you back. Declare to yourself and to the universe your intention to make the coming year one of ever-deepening joy and fulfillment in Spirit. We'll chant, meditate, do extended affirmations, and burn up old energy with a Vedic fire ceremony. A powerful way in which to start the upcoming year.

ONE Night: Golden Bridge's 10th Annual New Year's Eve Celebration
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Monday, Dec 31st 9:00pm-midnight
Cost: $45/adv or $54/day of (kids under 11 are free!)


Golden Bridge doors open for all in celebration, prayer and community on New Year’s Eve night! It will be a night of individual reflection, ecstatic kirtan and dance, yoga, deep meditation, chanting, the gong, and great company! The Nite Moon Café will serve warm delicious Indian cuisine along with assorted sweets and yogi tea chai.
Whoosh! Out goes the physical, mental and emotional debris of 2007, giving space for new opportunities and relationships to be found in the highly charged energy field of 2008.
This is a very exciting and energized year affording us a renewed sense of spirit with which to sail the seas of life’s grand adventure! On New Year’s Eve, let us use the power of group consciousness to draw infinite sums of energy and prana into us.
Join us on this magical evening as we link our prayers with all the seekers of light on the planet and blend the clear light of compassion into every aspect of our lives.
Please note that there is no childcare provided on this night - parents are responsible for their kids all night! Thank you!

Welcome the New Year in Peace
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Monday, Dec 31st 10:00pm
Cost: FREE


Ring in 2008 in peace, setting intentions for your spiritual progress. Join like-minded members of the yoga community for our annual New Year celebration.
The evening will consist of meditation, chanting and a puja at midnight to welcome the new year.

2nd Annual New Year's Eve Practice and Celebration!
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Monday, Dec 31st 10:00pm-midnight
Cost: $40


Are you looking for the perfect way to glide into 2008? Join Christine and Gary for a special practice to bring in this new hope-filled year - Year Of The Brown Earth Rat! Year of the Frog! Year of your own life illuminated! This ALL levels practice will include salutations to the New Year's Eve Moon, meditation, pranayama, champagne and chocolate! No need to find the perfect dress, no worries over the "big moment", no falling asleep on the couch while the ball drops - just some good clean fun and a healthy glow for the first bright and shiny moments of 2008! $5 from each student's contribution will go to a charitable cause to be announced at the celebration. Pre-registration necessary! (323) 964-5222

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