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Saturday, March 01, 2008

marching into spring

if there were one event that should be on everyone's calendar this month, it's this:

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME STARTS THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 9TH AT 2AM!

i still can't get over the fact that we're now changing our clocks in march instead of april. what's worse is that i'll have one less hour of sleep THIS saturday night, right before i have to report for volunteer duty at the SYTAR conference early sunday morning at 7AM :(

and since the vernal (or spring) equinox will be occurring at 10:48pm PDT on march 19th, there are a number of equinox-related celebrations on this month's event list, including 108 sun salutes and a week-long detox... that's some serious spring cleaning!

anyway, here's what's on tap for the merry month of march:

ongoing events:

Tuesday Night Yoga
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Every Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE


This month's classes are hosted by Studio of the Month TRUYOGA! Check them out at www.truyogala.com.
Sample some of the Los Angeles area's best instructors in a non-intimidating environment, deepen your practice with personal attention in an intimate space and practice with us!
We have community mats for our guests.
SEE YOU SOON!
march 4th - ben fritz
march 11th - yoga dan
march 18th - TBA
march 25th - TBA

Yoga for Runners with Steve Mackel
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Every Thursday 6:30pm
Cost: FREE


Join us for Runners Yoga with acclaimed ChiRunning coach Steve Mackel.
Yoga for Runners – Coach Steve Mackel works on creating overall balance, taking runners through a series of yoga poses and explains the correlations between the pose and the biomechanics of running. He also moves students through vinaysa flow series while he focuses on creating strength first and flexibility second. (60 minutes)
*WEATHER PERMITTING. Please check the events section for further information if it is a rain day.

All-levels Fitness Class
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Every Sunday 9:30-10:45 am
Cost: FREE


Various styles of yoga, pilates, personal training, all levels - perfect for beginner, intermediate or advanced practitioners. Great for adults and teens. Check our community events listing, we do family classes too!
Weekly classes are followed by healthy snacks to refuel!
Sample some of the Los Angeles area's best instructors in a non-intimidating environment, deepen your practice with personal attention in an intimate space and practice with us!
We have community mats for our guests.
(see "other events" section below for weekly class schedule)

Community Fitness Classes
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Every Sunday 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Complimentary Community Fitness classes on Sundays at 9:30 am - 10:30 am.
(see "other events" below for weekly class schedule)

All-levels Yoga
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Every Sunday 10:00am
Cost: FREE


These classes are outside, in back of our store. We suggest you dress in layers, appropriate for the current temperature. Bring your own mat or we can provide you an awesome Lululemon mat. Just show up. No RSVP needed.
*WEATHER PERMITTING. Please check the events section for further information if it is a rain day.
(see "other events" section below for weekly class schedule)

Kirtan in the Canyon with Andrew and Michele and Friends
Yoga Desa, Topanga
Saturday, March 1st (1st Saturday of every 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.
www.artoflivingla.org/public.html

Kirtan at SMPY West
Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturdays, March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: By Donation


Our instructors will hold a candlelit evening of Kirtan/Chanting every Saturday of the month. Different instructors lead each week and always on donation basis.
1st Saturday of every month, Govindas & Radha
2nd Saturday of every month, Travis
3rd Saturday of every month, Andres
4th Saturday of every month, Terra and Friends
Bring meditation cushions or blanket (no yoga mat). Wear comfy clothes.
Come sing from the deepest corner of your heart!

Friday Night Groove Night
Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Friday, March 7th (1st Friday of every month) 7:45-9:15pm
Cost: Regular class


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, March 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.
www.sivananda.org/la/Chanting.htm

Chanting with Steve Ross
Maha Yoga, Brentwood
Saturday, March 8th 8:00pm
Cost: A Donation for our musicians


We invite you to join us for a blissful evening of chanting. This is Steve's first chant since returning from India. It's certain to be extra special.
The evening will open your heart, still your mind and lead you to a state of profound euphoria.
Wear comfortable clothing, bring a cushion to sit on and enjoy.

FREE Community Night: Self-Acupressure for Wellness
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Tuesday, March 11th (2nd Tuesday of every month) 7:30pm
Cost: FREE


As a new offering for 2008, on every second Tuesday of each month, City Yoga will hold an informal gathering featuring different teachers and topics.
Join licensed acupuncturist and yoga instructor, Sharon Skok, for an evening of learning self-acupressure for wellness. After a short introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine and an explanation of the meridians and qi, Sharon will guide you through a series of acupressure points sequences that everyone can do daily to improve their health and well-being. Attendees will learn simple but extremely useful point locations and self-massage techniques. The sequences covered and practiced in the class include:
- immune system strengthening
- insomnia and sleep issues
- massage for face rejuvenation
The night will be focused on acupressure to help you feel good, sleep well, and look great. If time allows, attendees are welcome to bring questions on which acupressure points can help more specific health concerns. Come enjoy Tulsi tea and cookies and bring a friend.

Kirtan with Daniel, Larry, Sarah and Friends
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Friday, March 14th (2nd Friday of every month) 8:15pm
Cost: $15 Suggested donation


Come join Daniel and many talented musical 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.
Welcome the spring and the lengthening days with a flow class at 6:30 and a rocking Kirtan at 8:15.
Attend one or both. Regular class fee for class, Kirtan by donation.
Singing Kirtan has been a such a pleasure and we are building a powerful community with these regular events.

Ananda Ritam - A Benefit for Shanti House with Saul David Raye + Special Guests
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Friday, March 21st 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 at the door


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. Join us for this transformational evening of breathwork, chanting, 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.

Soul Flow: Mantra Movement with Haridass Kaur
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Friday, March 21st 8:00-10:00 pm
Cost: Equinox Special - 2 for $15


It’s the Spring Equinox - join Haridass Kaur/Basia for a wholesome and soulful evening! Become happier and healthier as you move your body to healing mantra sounds and eclectic music. This event includes creative dancing with a healing journey through the chakras, flowing music, group interaction and playfulness, and a meditative closing circle.

Kirtan (call and response chanting) with Travis Eliot, Daniel Stewart, and Friends
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, March 22nd 8:00-9:30 PM
Cost: By Donation


Join the evoLUtion!
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Thursday, March 27th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE


Join the evoLUtion is a monthly event in which an inspiring guest speaker addresses current social/spiritual/environmental issues followed by a radiant, heart-opening yoga class. This is a unique opportunity to gather with your local community and learn ways to make a difference in our world through embodied spirituality and compassionate action. Participants will explore these ideas through, asana, music, and meditation.
Kia Miller will be leading us through asana and meditation during this soulful, uplifting event. Come and enjoy!
Please check back for confirmation of March's guest speaker.
Spread the word.

Yoga For A Cause with Joel Bender
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Sunday, March 30th 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: By Donation


Join Joel for an enlightening exploration of sanskrit! This will be an absolute beginner level class. All proceeds will go to Antyodaya - a very special orphanage in New Delhi, India that provides a safe haven for at-risk homeless children and adults.
Beyond Shanti: a very, very easy introduction to sanskrit prayer and song. Like yoga itself, sanskrit prayers and hymns come from the rich spiritual tradition of India. With a rare lyrical beauty they offer serene insight into the depth of human spiritual knowledge and experience. In this workshop we'll take a few sanskrit hymns and explore their meaning, rhythm, and most importantly how you can make them a meaningful part of your everyday life. Come and spend an afternoon immersed in the sounds of sanskrit prayer and song.

Devotional Chanting
Ananda Los Angeles, Santa Monica
None this month (2nd Saturday of every month)


If you like music, either singing yourself, or sitting quietly while others make music around you, come take part in Ananda's chanting sessions (kirtan in the Sanskrit language).
The sacred sounds of chants penetrate deeply into the consciousness. They have the power to transform and uplift the soul, and to open the heart. Chanting is an excellent, easy way to lift your spirits, and revitalize yourself after a long week of work.
Yogananda and Kriyananda have written many beautiful chants in English. We also sing some traditional chants of India in Sanskrit. Melodies are simple, and usually repetitious so you can easily join in. The chants are usually accompanied by harmonium, guitar, drums and cymbals.
Some Kirtans will be dedicated to Babaji and Lord Krishna with chants, stories of these great saints, an arati, and periods of meditation.
We pull out all the stops and let the devotion flow with chanting on harmonium, guitar, drums and cymbals.
Come ready to clap, sing and let your heart open wide to God's blessings.

other special events:

FREE YAS class for LA Marathoners!
YAS Fitness Center, Venice
Entire month of March
Cost: FREE


MARCH IS MARATHON MONTH AT YAS
SHOW OFF YOUR RACING BIB for a FREE YOGA for ATHLETES® class in March

Kirtan with Dave Stringer + Friends with Dave Stringer
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, March 1st 7:30-10:00pm
Cost: $25; early bird $20 prior to 2/29/08


The call and response form of mantra chanting known as Kirtan is a consciousness-transforming practice, directing the singers to vanish into the song as drops merge into the ocean. The form is simple: a lead group calls out the melodies. The crowd responds, clapping and dancing as the rhythms of tablas, finger cymbals, harmonium, tamboura, electric bass, guitar and trumpet build and accelerate. The mantras are projected overhead, making them simple to follow.
Yoga doesn’t ask us to believe, it asks us to practice, examining our experience until we can witness the truth in the book of our own heart. The mantras are primarily recitations of names given to the divine. But perhaps the true understanding of the mantras can be found in the sense of unity, well-being and timelessness that they elicit. The mantras quiet the mind, and the music frees the heart. Ecstasy is both the process and the product.

Sada Sat Kaur Kirtan and Concert
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Saturday, March 1st 7:30pm
Cost: $20 pre-paid by 2/27, $25 thereafter


Join Sada Sat Kaur for an evening of joyful and energetic chanting that will exalt your spirit. You will learn Gurumukhi mantras and chant along, accompanied by the harmonium and Sada Sat’s glorious voice. Dance and sing or go into a deep meditation. Experience the devotional power of mantra and transform your life through the sacred sound current. Families and children welcome.
Sada Sat Kaur studied Naad Yoga directly with Yogi Bhajan beginning in 1970, and has been teaching Kundalini Yoga for the past 36 years. She has traveled the US, Canada, India and Europe to bring the transformational energy of mantras and chanting to thousands of people. She comes once a year all the way from Italy, to bless us with her presence. This is not to be missed!

KIRTAN WITH TRAVIS ELIOT and Bhakti Musicians Ena, Dahveed, Damon Grossman, Neil and Michael Mollura
Santa Monica Power West, Santa Monica
Saturday, March 1st 8:30pm
Cost: $15 suggested donation


This Saturday night I am pleased and excited to be a musical part of a SPECIAL EVENING OF KIRTAN WITH BROTHER TRAVIS ELIOT. If you haven’t yet chanted with Travis, I welcome you to that space. He’s such a sweet guy and there will be plenty of beautiful souls there to feel good with. Bring friends, spread the word, bring your children, bring your hairdressers, bring your priests, bring your accountants, bring people you hate and fill their hearts with love, forgiveness and campaign promises for a New Earth.

CRUNCH Group Fitness POWER YOGA with Ursula Vari
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, March 2nd 9:30-11:00am
Cost: FREE


Come join us for an amazing group fitness class with CRUNCH instructor Ursula Vari!
Crunch is constantly coming up with the most innovative classes around! You will not want to miss Power Yoga.
This is an Ashtanga Yoga based class, with powerful and vigorous overtones. This class is great for all levels of fitness.
Ursula's background is as a former Romanian gymnast. She discovered yoga in 2000 as a last resort to healing a chronic injury she’d sustained. Her training includes completion of the teacher-training program at Steve Earth’s Power Yoga Studio on Fairfax as well as studies at Maha Yoga with Ish Moran and Steve Ross. Ursula's teaching style combines the detailed attention to alignment found in Iyengar yoga with the freedom in vinyasa or flow-style yoga. She likes to create both a playful and challenging practice that inspires self-exploration, balance and compassion.
Meet us at the store from 9:30am to 11am!

Sunday in-store yoga with Leslie Gale
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, March 2nd 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Complimentary in-store yoga with Leslie Gale of Inner Power Yoga, 9:30-10:30am.

Yoga with YogaWorks I
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, March 2nd 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join YogaWorks instructor Emily Maupin for a YogaWorks all levels yoga class.
YogaWorks will be opening soon in Plaza El Segundo, in the "Edge" at 740-E Allied Way.
Join us before they open to get a sneak peek!
Class begins at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Complimentary Yoga Class with lululemon Glendale
Verdugo Job Center, 1255 S Central Ave, Glendale
Tuesday, March 4th and Thursday, March 6th 12:00-1:00pm
Cost: FREE


Looking for a career with lululemon athletica? Be sure to stop by and see us at the Americana job fair in Glendale! (March 3rd-7th, 9am-12pm daily)
We will be hosting a complementary yoga class on tuesday and thursday from 12 to 1pm as well.
Please bring a resume, dress is casual

Wednesday evening restorative yoga with Colleen Carroll
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, March 5th 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: FREE


Stretch and relax at our restorative class, instructed by Colleen Carroll of Inner Power Yoga, from 7:00-8:30pm. Complimentary class! Mat and other supplies are provided.
RSVP calabasas-store@lululemon.com

Mahasivaratri Festival
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Wednesday, March 5th 9:00pm
Cost: FREE


Festivities and Chanting starts at 9:00pm
All are invited to celebrate Sivaratri, the Night of Siva, one of the most auspicious events of the year in the Hindu calendar.
It is said that Lord Siva protects the world throughout the year but this is his one night to rest. It is our duty to watch over the world for him. This all night vigil with continuous chanting of the names of Siva, Lord of Yogis, will tune your mind to the highest spiritual vibrations.
Stay for the first puja (devotional worship), which begins at 10:00pm or all through the night.
Offerings of fruits, sweets and flowers are welcome. The festival of Sivaratri will end with a feast at dawn.
Sivaratri is a free event and all are welcome.

Holistic Health Seminar
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, March 6th 7:00pm
Cost: FREE


"Be careful of what you read in a health book- you may die of a misprint" - Mark Twain
Come share in a discussion with us as we challenge conventional thinking and find out:
• Why your body’s pH balance should be your number one focus in health, fitness and WEIGHT LOSS.
• Why anti-oxidants are critical to your health and fitness.
• Why you run and workout religiously and you don’t lose weight. Why calories have little to nothing to do with weight loss.
• Why exercise could be the wrong choice in health & weight loss!
• Why simply changing your water can be the single most important move in your life!
-Not all water is the same. Bring your favorite bottled water, filtered water or your tap and we’ll test it and show you why!
-Come see why you’re better off drinking Vodka for re-hydration than Gatorade, Powerade or Propel. it’s a brave statement--come see for yourself.
-Drinking the right water, taking in the right amount of anti- oxidants and finding a “greens” drink can potentially neutralize any dis-ease in your body such as, but not limited to: High Blood Pres-sure, high cholesterol osteoporosis, diabetes, Acid Reflux(GERD), chronic constipation, even cancer! And get you the body you deserve!
We’ll show you what you can do!
Info on ‘Greens’, Mona Vie(Acai berry), Water & more
Contact Paul DeBellis for more information @ 805-448-7616 or just show up.

2nd Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR)
LAX Hilton, 5711 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles
Thursday, March 6th thru Sunday, March 9th
Cost: see registration page


The Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) is the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). It is open to all members of IAYT as well as other professionals involved in any aspect of Yoga therapy including Yoga teachers, Yoga therapists, Yoga researchers and health professionals who use Yoga in their work. SYTAR brings together the teachings of many distinguished Yoga teachers, therapists, lineages and schools. SYTAR also presents contemporary research in Yoga and addresses professional challenges and opportunities facing Yoga therapy today.
http://www.sytar.org/

Yoga Trance Dance with Shiva Rea
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Friday, March 7th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15


Yoga Trance Dance™ 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. . Experience the latest spin of meditative and high-energy world music.
Yoga Trance Dance: Dance for Life Moving Activism Partnership with Trees for the Future
Join a people to people movement centered around one of the most crucial issues and solutions of our times - the power of trees to transform global warming and air quality, restore ecology and empower community. Shiva Rea donates all her proceeds from Yoga Trance Dances to Trees for the future raising money to plant over 1,000,008 trees for the future! See www.treesftf.org for more info.

Yoga Trance Dance with Christy Marsden ~ Anniversary Weekend
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Friday, March 7th 8:30-10:30pm
Cost: $20


Yoga Trance Dance™ (as developed by 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 in an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one's creative life-force and cultivate embodied freedom. This is a guided experience but you are always free to flow into your own groove!

108 Sun Salutes with Nicole Honnig ~ Anniversary Weekend
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Saturday, March 8th 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $10


What the heck's a Sun Salutation? And why 108? A Sun Salutation is a series of yoga poses linked together, common in almost every style of yoga. For years, 108 has been a sacred number in numerous traditions. The reasons are many and range from astrological to spiritual. This class is for everybody but be ready to work. However you don't have to finish all 108. You can do as many or as few as you want. It is your intention, and most importantly, your presence, that counts. You are encouraged to participate as much or as little as you like. You can take breaks and soak up the energy as it flows around you and then jump back in whenever you recover. Second of all, you don't have to worry about keeping track. That's why Nicole is there!

Kirtan with Joey Lugassy and Band
Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice
Saturday, March 8th 7:30pm
Cost: $15 members, $20 non-members; Cash only at door


Join us for an evening of Bhakti!
Register on www.yogimilan.com to become a member. Buy tickets for this event on www.yogimilan.com in the 'events' section or Click here to Buy Tickets Now!
Feel free to bring blankets and pillows to get comfy in the Kirtan hall.
There is parking for about 40 cars at the venue. Rest will have to park on the streets.

Paramhansa Yogananda's Mahasamadhi Celebration
Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
Saturday, March 8th 7:30pm
Cost: Donation basis


March 7, 1952 marks the occasion of Paramhansa Yogananda's mahasamadhi at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, in the presence of a large and distinguished audience.
Many souls have been touched by the life of the Master, or inspired by his Autobiography of a Yogi. This devotional evening will include inspirational stories of his life, chanting, meditation, recordings of his voice and an opportunity to receive his inward blessing. All are welcome.

Kirtan with Dave Stringer ~ Anniversary Weekend
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Saturday, March 8th 8:00pm
Cost: $20 by March 7th, $25 at the door


Kirtan (from the Sanskrit word for singing) is easily learned and instantly memorable. The form is simple: a lead group calls out the melodies. The crowd responds, clapping and dancing as the rhythms of tablas, finger cymbals, harmonium, tamboura, electric bass and guitar build and accelerate.
The intention of kirtan is consciousness- transformative, directing the singers to vanish into the song as drops merge into the ocean. The musicians and the crowd coalesce in a cloud of intelligence, turning together like a flock of birds, until the song itself vanishes into the skies of silence.

KIRTAN WITH TRAVIS ELIOT and Bhakti Musicians Ena, Dahveed, and Michael Mollura
Santa Monica Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturday, March 8th 8:30pm
Cost: $15 suggested donation


This is an encore performance!
PLEASE ATTEND EVEN IF YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY TO DONATE... “EVERY MOMENT OFFERS A CHANCE AT BEING PRESENT...” this is a choice to put LOVE into your life and experience some peace of mind on a Saturday night.

Vinyasa Flow 2/3 Yoga with Andrew
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, March 9th 9:30-11:00am
Cost: FREE


Andrew has extensively studied asana for the past three years is one of the newest teachers at both the Beverly Hills Sports Club and Equinox in Century City. Andrew encourages his students not only to cultivate the body of a yogi, but the consciousness of one as well. He believes that yoga is simply a moving meditation where we can learn how to conquer fear, live in gratitude, and rediscover our true nature. Away from the yoga studio, Andrew is an avid musician and performer.
...a well rounded level 2/3 vinyasa flow class. Be prepared for many arm balances, backbends, and inversions!
Meet at the store... 9:30a Sharp!!

Yoga with YogaWorks II
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, March 9th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join YogaWorks instructor Tulsi for an exclusive YogaWorks all levels yoga class.
YogaWorks will be opening soon in Plaza El Segundo, in the "Edge" at 740-E Allied Way.
Join us before they open to get a sneak peek!
Class begins at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Sunday Yoga with Emill Kim!
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, March 9th 10:00-11:00am
Cost: FREE


A yogi and acupuncturist, Emill Kim, leads our all levels Sunday Yoga class outside on our patio.
Emill's classes always bring awareness to our energy and our health.

Spring Fever Concert
STUDIO BLUE, 11928 Jefferson Blvd, Culver City
Thursday, March 13th 7:30pm
Cost: $20 suggested donation - a portion of the proceeds will go to the fight against cancer


An interactive concert fusing indie-folk and sacred chanting
FEATURING: Spring, Dave Stringer, Hans Christian of Rasa, Mark Gorman, Dave Allen, Ty Taylor and the Fever Choir
ENTRANCE & PARKING LOT in BACK ALLEY
RECORDING LIVE- Be a PART of it!!
www.Springgroove.com

Yoga Bootcamp 90210 with Angie Stewart
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, March 16th 9:30-11:00am
Cost: FREE


When is the last time you jumped rope? Played hop scotch? Did push ups till you dropped? Threw a ball? Moved sideways? Laughed under the sun? Stretched every muscle in your body? Felt total bliss? If you haven't done these things in a while then come to Angie’s Yoga Bootcamp 90210 to sweat bootcamp style finishing with rejuvenating yoga. See what all the buzz is about…
Bootcamp begins at 9:30 am sharp!
Check out angiestewartfitness.com for more info!

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


Complimentary In-Store yoga with Georgina Purple from 9:30-10:30am

Yoga with YogaWorks III
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, March 16th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join YogaWorks instructor Melanie Lora for an exclusive YogaWorks all levels yoga class.
YogaWorks will be opening soon in Plaza El Segundo, in the "Edge" at 740-E Allied Way.
Join us before they open to get a sneak peek!
Class begins at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Sunday Yoga with John Bea!
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, March 16th 10:00-11:00am
Cost: FREE


John Bea leads our all levels yoga class today! John is definitely a favorite teacher as his classes are for those who like to get that yoga flow going.

Spring Equinox Workshop with Guru Singh
Yoga West, Los Angeles
Sunday, March 16th 1:30pm-4:30pm
Cost: $49


Spring Equinox is a sacred time to prepare, with our meditative mind, the planning of our year's projections.
Join Guru Singh and friends as we plant the seeds of personal abundance and global unity.
Bring a piece of fruit, paper and pen and a blanket.

Spring Equinox Workshop with Bekah Finch
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Sunday, March 16th 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cost: $25 pre-registered by March 9th, $30 after


The Spring Equinox is one of 2 days out of the year that night and day are in perfect balance - but Spring equinox also marks the beginning of longer days than nights - as we welcome the "new light" we also welcome "new life."
Through a blend of asana, meditation and creation we will honor and explore the blossoming of this new life both in nature and ourselves.

First Day of Spring!
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Thursday, March 20th 6:30am
Cost: Regular class


Come to the 6:30am class and welcome spring in the ancient tradition.

Autism red carpet event
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Thursday, March 20th


lululemon athletica is pairing with ACT Today! (Autism Care and Treatment) in the fight against autism! We will be hosting a red carpet event at our Calabasas store in order to raise awareness surrounding "Wyatt's Run", a 24-hour run to provide aid to families who have been affected by autism. Join us for the pre-run event, and enjoy live music by recording artists Thorn Hill, Stereofix, and NonP, food by Marmalade, and a bar hosted by HOPE Wine!!!
RSVP calabasas-store@lululemon.com

Ritusamhara - A Celebration of the Seasons with Sara Ivanhoe
Yoga Works Montana, Santa Monica
Friday, March 21st 7:45—9:45pm
Cost: $35 by 3/7, $45 after


"Trees put forth flowers; waters abound in lotuses; women’s thoughts turn to love; the air is sweetly scented; mornings are pleasant and days delightful; all things are more alluring in springtime, my love." - Kalidasa’s Ritusamhara 6.2
"Ritusamhara" is a traditional Indian celebration. Literally translated as 'Garland of the Seasons', we will be honoring "Ritusamhara" 4 times a year, beginning with the spring equinox. This mini-festival will include asana, pranayama, mudra, mantra and music- all in praise of spring, the beginning, the birth of all things. We've all had a long winter and deserve a fresh start - come celebrate!

Liberation Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Saturday, March 22nd thru Sunday, March 23rd
Cost: FREE


Back by popular demand is our annual easter egg hunt! Beginning at sun-up on Saturday the 22nd and ending after candlelight class on Easter Sunday there will be plastic eggs cleverly hidden by our resident Easter Bunny Bob throughout the studio. Find one, open and see what Bob has left for you! There will be chocolate delights, store discount coupons, free classes and more!

Equinox & Full Moon Celebration with Gurmukh
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Saturday, March 22nd 9:30am
Cost: $16 or keytags


The Equinox is the time of year when everything comes into a Balance – and it brings a chance for us to manifest that balanced, neutral mind within.
When your psyche expands in a neutral balance towards the Infinite, all awareness comes to you. The oddness in you becomes even, and your flow becomes as vast as the universe—and even beyond the universe.
Craziness goes away with the balanced, neutral mind, and life becomes joyful. Happiness is our birthright, and you can only have happiness when you are neutral.

A Celebration of IYILA on 3rd Street: An IYASC Workshop with Paul Cabanis
BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute, Los Angeles
Saturday, March 22nd 5:00-7:00pm
Cost: FREE to members


Like few others B.K.S. Iyengar has illuminated the connection between yoga practice and the esoteric teachings of the Indian sages.
Generations of non-practitioners were baffled as to what the practice of yoga poses and breathing techniques had to do with the mysticism of the yogic world view. Practitioners knew but rarely took the trouble to explain or give a specific methodology to fuse gross and subtle awareness together in reproduceable ways.
In this workshop we will explore Iyengar's methodology of asana and pranayama as related to one’s inner explorations.
To sign up contact: Mark Harelik, (626) 533-1602, markharelik@sbcglobal.net
Don’t miss out on this workshop -- become an IYASC member!
Sign up at the workshop and reap one of the many benefits of your IYASC membership immediately! For more information on the IYASC and membership visit www.iyasc.org.
- Join at the $50 level and get one free workshop.
- Join at the $100 level and get two free workshops.
- Workshops are $35 for non-members.
- All members are automatically enrolled in IYNAUS (the national Iyengar yoga association) and receive a subscription to Yoga Vidya, Southern California’s Iyengar yoga newsletter.

Yoga Mala: 108 Sun Salutes Celebrating Spring Equinox with Jo Tastula
Yoga Loft, Manhattan Beach
Saturday, March 22nd 6:00-8:30pm
Cost: $25


A yogi ritual intended to mark the transition between seasons. Spring is a time of hope, opportunity, and fresh starts; join Jo for an evening of physical challenge and intention-setting for the Spring season.

Easter Celebration with Gurmukh
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Sunday, March 23rd 9:30am (also at 5:00pm)
Cost: $16 or keytags per class


You are born on earth very pure and innocent. That is all you ever need to be to realize the heavens. But with our upbringing and programming we forget. This Easter, the time of Resurrection, is a time to reconnect with our own innocence, the purity of our own inner child. a time to rediscover our humble, natural, smiling self. When we see that child in us and confirm our own innocence, the Divine Mother and Father will come to serve us.
Join us as we develop the mind & body to remember the innocence of that child which is within. Once awakened, you will never deny your child—your innocence, your beauty, bounty and bliss. Gratitude and purity are the mothers of innocence.
Let the Love within blossom… let the Love within become your blessing.

Sunday in-store KIDS yoga with Tracy Dardick
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, March 23rd 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Complimentary in-store yoga for kids (ages 6 and up)!!! The class will take place from 9:30-10:30am on Sunday and will be instructed by Tracy Dardick, who teaches the kids' yoga class at Bay Laurel Elementary School and is also a private instructor.

Yoga with YogaWorks IV
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, March 23rd 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join YogaWorks instructor Al Tavera for an exclusive YogaWorks all levels yoga class.
YogaWorks will be opening soon in Plaza El Segundo, in the "Edge" at 740-E Allied Way.
Join us before they open to get a sneak peek!
Class begins at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Sunday Yoga with Janine Conte!
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, March 23rd 10:00-11:00am
Cost: FREE


Anusara instructor, Janine Conte, leads our yoga class today! Janine brings great lightness and fun to her yoga classes.

URBAN YOGINI / AROUSE THE ECSTATIC FEMININE with Micheline Berry
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Sunday, March 23rd 12:30-3:30pm
Cost: $35


Join Micheline for Spring ritual yoga practice accompanied to live world music to activate and deepen the flow of Shakti Prana – the sensual, vibrant creative aspect of our yoga practice. This special yoga journey integrates a deep, liquid practice of yoga asana, somatic afro-brazilian dance movement and meditation. You will come away from this practice feeling deeply empowered, juicy and rejuvenated.

Special Spring Offering Candlelight Ceremony
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Sunday, March 23rd 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: Regular class


Come to Christine's Candlelight Class on Sunday evening and share a special ceremony to honor nature and spring. Bring something from nature as an offering (a leaf, flower, stone etc.) Afterwards we will enjoy Jasmine tea and a spring time treat.

Dreaming, Drumming and Dancing to the Heartbeat of the Mothers and the Grandmothers: A Shamanic Celebration of Spring with Eaglewoman
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Friday, March 28th 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: $35 in advance; $45 day of


Eaglewoman invites you to welcome the Spring in total spiritual alignment, reawakening your True Self on a journey to connect with the Grandmothers, the wise women of all places and times who have come forward now to share their message of the reawakening of the Feminine consciousness.
Emerge anew in the light, as Eaglewoman guides you on a Shamanic Journey that recreates the traditional ways of the sweatlodge, going back to the beginnings, back to the womb of mother, connecting each of us to the heartbeat of Mother Earth and all of the mothers that have come before us. Rebalancing, renewing, refreshing the divinity within ourselves with the new season.

Triangle of Transformation: Yoga, Ayurveda and Chanting with Travis Eliot
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, March 29th 1:00-4:30pm
Cost: $40 pre-registered by March 24, $50 after


In this workshop we will be using the three modalities of Yoga, Kirtan, and Ayurveda to cultivate both inner and outer radiance. The workshop will begin with Kirtan (Devotional Chanting) as a way to connect to the current of the heart. We will then transition into a Surya Namaskara Chakra journey flowing and chanting the bija (seed) mantras as a way to activate these sacred centers. Next, we will have a discussion on the fundamentals of Ayurvedic Medicine and how we can incorporate this knowledge into all aspects of life. We will emphasize special Ayurvedic detoxification tips to Spring forward into the season of regeneration with health and vitality! Coming full circle we will finish with more kirtan followed by delicious Ayurvedic Chocolates (provided by Chocoveda 'a higher state of chocolate'). In India there is the saying that 'experience is the greatest guru,' this workshop provides you an experience and everlasting knowledge to move from the ordinary into the extraordinary!
Open to all levels, come prepared to flow, to sing, and to experience deep transformation!

Conscious Indulgence: A Party Till the Lights Come On
Bonsorte Studio, 2401 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica
Saturday, March 29th 6:00pm
Cost: $25 pre-sell, $30 starting March 24, $35 at the door. click here to purchase tickets


A New Edge Workshop where Soul Tribers Party.
Get a hit of the selfcentered vibe to turn off the mind and tap into the flow. Explore, learn, evolve, and "InJoy" as you wake up to the new vision of selfcentered through silence, connection, and music.
The Event will kick off with an introduction to the visionary selfcentered tools of meditation and breath styles (excellent for beginners and a great refresher for those already practicing). The flow will continue with a guided group meditation to the core of soul purpose. Once we’re in the zone, we’ll play with authentic connections using games and tools to expand our global tribe of conscious friends.
To take us forward into the night, we’ll party till the lights come on with performances from the legendary Monkey Chanting Crew, Malik Houlihan, and a special guest DJ with soul seductive beats.
Schedule:
6 pm – 7 pm: Learn the selfcentered Tools
7 pm – 7 30 pm: Guided Meditation
7:30 pm – 9 pm: Connection games
9 pm – midnight: Party till the lights come on

Kirtan with with Daniel Stewart, Larry, and Friends
Kula, 1231 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica
Saturday, March 29th 8:00pm
Cost: $15 Suggested Donation


Join Daniel Stewart, Larry Klein on percussion & other special musical guests for an evening of call and response chanting. No experience necessary. Just a willingness to
open your heart to the blissful flow.
Part of the proceeds go to support conscious events at KULA and to help Kiva.org make micro loans to people in poverty around the world.

YogaWorks Yoga V
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, March 30th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join YogaWorks instructor Emily Maupin for an exclusive YogaWorks all levels yoga class.
YogaWorks will be opening soon in Plaza El Segundo, in the "Edge" at 740-E Allied Way.
Join us before they open to get a sneak peek!
Class begins at 9:30 am. Please RSVP to plazaelsegundo-community@lululemon.com.

Sunday morning in-store yoga with Jonathon Simons
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, March 30th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Complimentary in-store yoga with Jonathon Simons, 9:30-10:30am. Jonathon instructs at Inner Power Yoga.

Spring Cleaning – Yoga Detoxification for the Urban Yogi Week-long Workshop with Kyra Haglund
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Sunday, March 30th through Saturday, April 5th:
Sunday 2:00-4:00 pm
Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6:30-7:45 am
Tuesday/Thursday 7:00-9:00 am
Saturday 7:30-9:30 am
Cost: Sunday Only $40; Full Week $175


Spring is not only the season for clearing out your cupboards and closets, it is also time to detoxify and reinvigorate ourselves. Join Kyra Haglund for a ritual ‘Spring Cleaning’ of the body and mind through hatha yoga.
Throughout the year toxins from food, drink, medicine, cosmetics, pesticides, environmental pollution, and even common house-hold cleaning products collect in our systems. Over time, these toxins can prevent us from experiencing the full potential of our bodies, minds and spirits.
We will begin the cleanse with a specially sequenced vinyasa practice. Then throughout the week will continue to support cleansing together with gentle asana, breath work and daily meditation. In addition, a comprehensive diet and guided self-inquiry work will be offered to assist the body, mind and spirit to release that which is no longer serving it.
Come clean, release and rejuvenate!

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