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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

it's time to partner up!

the days leading up to valentine's day can get pretty stressful.

for some reason, we spend a lot of time worrying about little things. like landing reservations at the hot new restaurant in town. buying (or receiving) the perfect v-day gift. fitting into that oh-so-revealing outfit. finding the right words to say when you finally pop the question. or merely trying to come up with something more interesting to do than just staying home and answering email...

so instead of stressing out over all of that, why not take your favorite person to a partner yoga class? it's cheaper, more fun, and better yet, you don't have to get all dressed up :)

here are some partner classes with an excellent group of teachers. since many of the classes will be held on days before and after valentine's day, you'll still be able to celebrate the 14th the old-fashioned way if you're so compelled... by the way, did you make those dinner reservations yet?

Partner Yoga with Lonne and Melannie
Free Spirit Yoga, Long Beach
Sunday, Feb 10th 1:00-3:00pm
$25 single/ $35 for 2 people

Come celebrate Valentine's Day with a Family member, Friend or Loved One. In this Partner Yoga Workshop you and your partner will explore Restorative and Challenging yoga postures as well as Thai Yoga Massage . When practicing yoga with someone else you find a deeper connection to your yoga practice and the one you share this moment with. Come join us as we Breathe, Move and Laugh together.

Couples Yoga Workshop with Christy and Jason Marsden
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Sunday, Feb 10th 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $50 per couple before February 3rd, $60 per couple after

Looking for a way to celebrate Valentine's Day?
Come join Christy and Jason for an afternoon of loving fun as we explore partner poses and breath work. Try something different this Valentine's Day & leave feeling more connected with your partner in body, mind & spirit.

Valentine Partner Yoga With Christine Burke
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Sunday, Feb 10th 2:00pm-4:30pm
Cost: $35 per duo; Limited Space so the workshop must be paid in advance to ensure your spot!

This special heart-centered practice will unite breath, body and soul in an exploration of ways to connect to one another and therefor to our selves. It will be a truly ALL levels experience with opportunities for more basic fun and more advanced excitement depending on the needs and desires of each student.
Now for those of you who are "valentineless" this year but like the sound of partner yoga - grab a friend - think outside the candy box!! Maybe this year your valentine is your best pal! OR take that big plunge and ask that cute guy/gal across the class every week if they would like to be your partner! Carpe Diem!

Open Sky Partner Yoga and Massage Workshop with Julian Walker
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Sunday, Feb 10th 2:00-5:00pm
Cost: $50 up to a week in advance, $60 on the day; $90 per couple up to a week in advance

Julian's Open Sky Yoga is an tremendous tool for self exploration, healing and awakening awareness of energy. Open Sky Partner Yoga and Massage is based on Julian's in-depth research and experience (since 1994) teaching yoga and in his busy private bodywork practice. He combines breath, supported partner stretches and intentional touch to weave an extraordinary initiatory three hour experience for participants.
This workshop is designed to:
~ get you comfortable doing partner stretches
~ create a space to ask for what you want
~ explore the shared experience of giving and receiving
~ be a fun environment to be "in your bodies" together
This workshop is an excellent way to deepen intimacy and begin exploring the possibilities of ecstatic embodiment with each other. Come with lover, spouse or close friend. Just before Valentine's Day!

Partner Yoga with Rick Feldman and Heather Camp
Revive Studios, Chatsworth
Monday, Feb 11th 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: $50 per couple

Valentine's Partner Yoga with Scott and Andrea Lewicki
Urth Yoga, Silver Lake
Wednesday, Feb 13th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $50 before Feb 6 or $60 after. Full Payment is required to reserve a space. Payments are non-refundable after February 12

In this workshop, we will playfully explore ways that working with a partner in yoga can deepen our connection to one another and to ourselves. We will move through sequences of partner-assisted poses, where one helps the other, and double yoga poses, where each reflects the other in dynamic and balanced symmetries. We will use synchronized breathing exercises for relaxation and ultimate connection with one another.
In the texts of yoga philosophy there is the concept of Vimarsha which translates as Divine Reflection. Sometimes to see our full potential more clearly, it helps to have it reflected through the eyes of another. This can be profoundly true in yoga where working with a partner can afford us the opportunity to deepen our practice in new ways.
This workshop is for all levels. We welcome couples, friends, family... The only prerequisite is to giggle and have fun.

Partner Yoga: a Valentine’s celebration with Anthony and Rebecca Benenati
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Thursday, Feb 14th 6:00-8:30pm
Cost: $50 per couple, $45 before Feb 1st

Yogi Bhajan once said, "relationships are the highest form of yoga".
Love and relationships come in many forms - romance, family, and friendships, This Valentine's do something different! Forget paying for expensive dinners and jewelry. Come do yoga with your partner and really connect. Celebrate your relationship by bending, balancing, and breathing with them. Isn't that what we do anyway?
Rebecca and Anthony will lead this very fun, loving, and playful practice that includes asana, restorative poses, massage techniques, meditation and Valentine's treats to eat!
All levels are welcome to attend.

Valentine's Day Partner Yoga with Billy and Patti Asad
Yoga Works Main Street, Santa Monica
Thursday, Feb 14th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $55 by January 25th, $65 after January 25th (per couple)

An annual evening of fun and laughter exploring partner-assisted asanas and meditation.

Valentine's Day Partner Yoga with Billy and Patti Asad
Yoga Works Pacific Palisades
Friday, Feb 15th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $55 by January 25th, $65 after January 25th (per couple)

An annual evening of fun and laughter exploring partner-assisted asanas and meditation.

Date Night Yoga with Chandra and Jeff Gero
Yoga Works Westlake Village
Friday, Feb 15th 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $40 per couple

This couples' workshop is designed for you and your partner to deepen and revitalize your relationship by assisting each other in a variety of simple yoga postures. You will experience an evening of fun, compassion, and intimacy while recapturing the loving feelings that first brought you together. Allow Date Night to open your heart and mind by letting the powerful tool of Yoga ground your relationship in love and compassion.
There's no need to find a babysitter, KidsWorks will be open for this special event!
Call (805)371-3030 to sign up!

Partner Yoga with David Lynch and Joan Hyman
Yoga Works Center for Yoga, Larchmont
Friday, Feb 15th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $55 by 2/1; $65 after 2/1 (per couple)

An evening of fun and laughter exploring partner-assisted asanas and meditation with David Lynch and Joan Hyman.

Guided Partner Class with Saul David Raye
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Friday, Feb 15th 7:45-10:00pm
Cost: $50

It will be a guided partner class of giving and receiving, a healing and relaxing Thai Yoga massage session, to release tension and lift your spirit. No prior massage or yoga experience is necessary. We will work comfortably clothed on mats on the floor. Sign up with a friend or come alone.


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Blogger joni said...

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thanks for the link, gabrielle!

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