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Saturday, December 08, 2007

lost in the holiday shuffle

the nice thing about being a yoga blogger is that i get to hear from many teachers around the LA area who tell me all about the classes they teach. and since i'm open to all kinds of yoga, i usually make an attempt to try them out.

there are a few teachers whose classes are still on my to-visit list, but with the holiday season and all, i'm finding it harder to find the time to get there. but who knows; it could still happen before the end of the year...

here are some of the teachers/classes that i've been meaning to check out:

charu morgan
tantric yoga -

I work with Tantra, many people say that Yoga is actually one facet of Tantra. I use breath, movement, sound, guided meditation and communication techniques to help people connect more deeply with their bodies. The unique thing about Tantra and forms of Tantra Yoga is that the Tantric path embraces ALL aspects of the body, including our sexuality. Since our sexuality has been repressed by our culture for so many years, there is much to be discovered about ourselves and what is holding us back from being the enlightened beings that we are through addressing the WHOLE person including how they are showing up sexually and in relationship.

This work is a great extension for the yogi to discover how to bring what they are learning in their practice into every aspect of their lives, particularly their relationships. Just to dispel the urban myth, it is important that you know that all of the work I do is fully clothed with no sexual contact.

charu's classes are on tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00pm in santa monica and are open to both women and couples. she also hold workshops at various locations around town; she had a women's sacred circle workshop that i considered taking last week but ended up choosing to do twister yoga instead. i suppose you could say i still learned how to work with my body, but in a G-rated way instead :)

nadia pillay
kemetic yoga - shu.yoga@gmail.com

The style of yoga I teach is called KEMETIC Yoga (Egyptian Yoga).

KEMETIC YOGA is taken directly from the hieroglyphics etched on the temple walls in Egypt. As a natural and consistent part of their lifestyle, the Pharaohs practiced Kemetic Yoga as a means of staying connected to the royalty within. Kemetic Yoga was only practiced by the Royals.

It is a system of movements and postures aimed at aligning the physical, psychological and spiritual,components within the body. Kemetic yoga provides the connection between these components by continuously moving from one posture to the next using continuous breath. The energy that permeates in the system as the body moves is called SHU: life force. KEMETIC YOGA celebrates the life force and royalty within each individual.

i was this close to driving out to downtown la to take nadia's class last october, but something came up and i couldn't make it. i checked in with her a month later to see what her current class schedule was, and she sent this back:

I am still teaching downtown. I primarily do private but have made evening classes available.

Mon, Tues., Thurs. @ 7:30pm
610 South Main Street, 90014 UNIT #403
$10 per class or $25 per week (3 classes)
$100 for the month (12 classes)

eugene park
supersoul yoga - www.supersoulyogala.com

I'm joining up with Raghunath Cappo (Yoga Works, Sports Club LA, Beverly Hills Sports Club) and a few other teachers to start up a bunch of donation-based yoga classes in West L.A.

supersoul yoga's classes follow a format similar to that of bryan kest's power yoga and marc holzman's guerilla yoga -- they're donation-based classes taught by a collection of teachers in a rented dance studio space. supersoul's classes are held at the pacific arts center on santa monica blvd between beverly glen and overland. the majority of the classes are held on weekday mornings (which explains why i have a hard time getting there), but there are a few held on weekend mornings and afternoons.

here's a recent update that came in this past week:

Super Soul Yoga is winding down for 2007. There will be a limited class schedule for the next two weekends (8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th). Then we're on break until the new year.

Here's the schedule for this weekend and next weekend:
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Andy) and 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (Melissa)
Sunday: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Eugene)

there could be other invites sitting in my inbox that have somehow gotten lost in the clutter. hopefully, i'll find them when i get around to sorting through my email. but with all the stuff i need to do, that might not be until after the holidays...


Blogger Charu said...

Hi Joni,

After all these years, I just discovered that you had posted a blog entry about my work back in 2007. I just wanted to say 'thank you'! I would still love to have you at an event one of these days…

in love,


11:11 PM  
Blogger joni said...

thanks, charu! you teach at the hub now, right?

12:37 AM  

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