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Friday, April 04, 2008

a month of earthly delights

in addition to all these events that are coming your way in april, don't forget to check out the earth day celebrations that'll be held around town this month...

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 all led by incredible Forrest Yoga teachers that are local to our area!
April Fool's Class - Ben Fritz
April 8th - Brian Campbell
April 15th - Samara Glassman
April 22nd - Angela
April 29th - SPECIAL TWO HOUR workshop with Forrest Yogis Ben Fritz and Brian Campbell. Don't miss this class!
(see "other events" section below for teacher bios)

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)

Friday Night Groove Night
Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Friday, April 4th (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.

Devotional Chanting
Ananda Los Angeles, Santa Monica
Every Saturday 7:30-9:00pm


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.

Chanting Workshop
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, April 5th 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

Kirtan in the Canyon with Andrew and Michele and Friends
Yoga Desa, Topanga
Saturday, April 5th (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

Chanting with Steve Ross
Maha Yoga, Brentwood
Saturday, April 5th 8:00pm
Cost: A Donation for our musicians


We invite you to join us for a blissful evening of chanting.
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.

Kirtan at SMPY West
Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturdays, April 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th 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 and Radha (kirtanwithgovindas.com)
2nd Saturday of every month, Travis (traviseliot.com)
3rd Saturday of every month, Andres
4th Saturday of every month, Terra and Friends (terrawellness.com)
Bring meditation cushions or blanket (no yoga mat). Wear comfy clothes.
Come sing from the deepest corner of your heart!

FREE Community Night: The Basics of a Meditation Practice
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Tuesday, April 8th (2nd Tuesday of every month) 7:30pm
Cost: FREE


Everything you truly seek, you already contain.
Join Senior certified Anusara Yoga instructor Noah Mazé for a practical and experiential evening to empower you to start, or refine, a meditation practice.
Attendees are welcome to bring questions.

Kirtan with Daniel, Larry, Sarah and Friends
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Friday, April 11th (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.

Zen Dancing Ritual Concert with Micheline Berry, Craig Kohland + Shaman's Dream
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, April 12th (Second Saturday of each month) 8:00-10:00pm
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.
www.zendancing.com

Join the evoLUtion with Global Green!
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Every month 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!
April's guest speaker is Richard Wegman of Global Green, an organization that orchestrates environmental community based projects around the world.
For more information on them visit www.globalgreen.org
This event begins at 7:30 and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Ananda Ritam - A Benefit for Shanti House with Saul David Raye + Special Guests
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Friday, April 25th 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.

Kirtan (call and response chanting) with Travis Eliot, Daniel Stewart, and Friends
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, April 26th 8:00-9:30 PM
Cost: By Donation


Yoga For A Cause Donation Class With Laurie Searle & Molly Roemer
This month: COALITION FOR CLEANER AIR!

Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
TBA
Cost: By Donation


Yoga For A Cause is an all levels donation based class that happens the last Sunday of each month. This program is designed and orchestrated by Laurie Searle (Founder of ewishingwell.org), Christine Burke and Ashley Albrand and will include other teachers at Liberation Yoga. Every penny donated will go to the cause of the month. These causes will range from animal rights to kids rights and everything and anything where there is the need for our support. We hope to bring some awareness and financial aid to those who need it most while offering up our spirit and energy towards the highest good - all this and a fun and healthy yoga class too! Please come join us and no donation is too small. For more information on some of the organizations that will be sponsored and for information on ewishingwell - visit www.ewishingwell.org.
THE COALITION FOR CLEAN AIR is the only statewide organization advocating exclusively for healthy air for all Californians. Since 1971, CCA has worked to restore clean air in California through advocacy, outreach and education. www.coalitionforcleanair.org

other special events:

Free Class with Desiree Bartlett
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Tuesday, April 1st 2:30pm
Cost: FREE


Please join Desiree Bartlett for a special COMPLIMENTARY class sponsored by lululemon! All levels welcome.

Tuesday Night Yoga with Ben Fritz
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, April 1st 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE


"When I first came to yoga I was a 235 pound injured college linebacker who couldn't touch my toes. Patience and persistence were things I learned to embrace.
Slowly, with consistent practice my breath began to open up my body, and then I began to experience my spirit. I began to explore all the many modalities in the healing arts; yoga, Qi Gong, massage, nutrition, meditation, and more."
for more information on Ben visit www.deserthealer.net

SUZANNE TENG and MYSTIC JOURNEY: a World Music Dance Concert
BONSORTE STUDIO, 2401 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica
Saturday, April 5th 8:00pm
Cost: $20


Join us for a mystical musical journey with contemporary world music ensemble featuring:
Suzanne Teng, world flutes
Gilbert Levy, world percussion
Dann Torres, oud, guitar, electric sitar
Alex Spurkel, world percussion
Jon Ossman, bass
Andrew Werderitsch, didgeridoo
Celebrate spring with friends, great world music and dancing in this beautiful space!

Yoga Booty Ballet with Swerve founder & lululemon ambassador Gillian Clark!
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, April 6th 9:30-10:45 am
Cost: FREE


Join lululemon Ambassador Gillian for a signature Swerve class, Yoga Booty Ballet.
An empowering hybrid of MEDITATION, exhilarating cardio DANCE, the grace, poise and strength of BALLET and the POWER and flexibility of Hatha YOGA. Signature moves combine with ancient techniques designed to shake, lift and enhance your fine muscular ass and divine essence.
We'll be heading to the park to have class in the grass! We'll leave from the store promptly at 9:30 AM.
Park is located at the intersection of Santa Monica Blvd and Beverly Drive.

Sunday Yoga Class with Carolyn Sachs
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, April 6th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


Lululemon ambassador, Carolyn Sachs, leads this special Sunday morning practice.
If you were to ask me, "What kind of yoga do you teach?" then my reply would have to be, "I share what I know and what I am...and do really cool asanas that make you feel great!"
Limited "community" mats are available. Bringing your own mat is encouraged. As class fill up quickly and space is limited, please come early.
Please dress in layers so that you may remove articles as you warm-up during the class. Our space is outdoors behind the store on the patio (accessible through the alley on Delacey).

Partner yoga with Matthew Cohen
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Sunday, April 6th 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $30


In this workshop we will extend our solo experience and share it with another. Consciously working with another person translates into useful life skills. Partner Yoga deepens our sensitivity, awareness and compassion. The mutual support and connection to others strengthens the sense of community. We will focus on breath, postural alignment & placement. Ultimately, working with partners allows us to learn more about ourselves. This is a potent, enlightening and joyful workshop. Partner Yoga is a creative way to revisit your practice using touch as communication while enjoying the benefits of moving deeper into one's practice with a little help from a friend! Class will include backbends, forward bends, balance, twists and more...Bring a partner or one will be provided for you! Matthew incorporates practices from dance, yoga, chi kung (qi gong) and martial arts.
All levels are welcome.

Kirtan with Girish
Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Ave, Venice
Sunday, April 6th 6:30-9:00pm
Cost: $15 (members), $20 (non-members). Cash only at door


It's kirtan time again! Please join us for another wonderful evening of singing and chanting with Girish! To know more about Girish, go to www.girishmusic.com
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 40 cars at the venue. Rest will have to park on the streets.

Tuesday Night Yoga with Brian Campbell
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Tuesday, April 8th 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE


Brian Campbell is a senior mentor teacher in the Forrest Yoga system. He taught at the Forrest Yoga Institute in Santa Monica for 4 years, where he completed Forrest Yoga's foundational Teacher Training, and twice completed the Advanced Teacher Training. Brian currently teaches at Exhale's Center for Sacred Movement in Venice and Shakti's Elements in Santa Monica. Brian is also a skilled bodyworker specializing in opening blockages and healing pain.
for more information on Brian visit www.bodyworkyoga.com

Anusara-inspired yoga with Georgina Purple
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, April 9th 7:00-8:00pm
Cost: FREE


Join us for an evening of restorative yoga with lululemon ambassador Georgina Purple.

Spring has Sprung, part 2 with Lululemon ambassador Steve Mackel
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Thursday, April 10th 6:30pm
Cost: FREE


Spring has Sprung - That's right, the Spring Equinox was March 20 which opens the door to a yogic spring ritual of 108 Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar).
I have probably done this ritual 4 times over the last 8 years and I usually have better years when I sweat out the 108 compared to when I don't. From what I understand, and for me, it is spring cleaning for the body, mind and spirit.
We will be doing 54 Sun Salutations (A series) in sets of 7 each Thursday. Each set we will dedicate and meditate on different intentions. This practice will take about 1.5 hours each Thursday (the first session was held March 26th).
I can't say enough about this practice and how it can help your focus, strength and your ability to deal with challenges. This is why it is perfect for runners or anyone.

Calling The Spirits: An evening of Mysical Mantra Music with Sean Johnson and The Wild Lotus Band
Yoga Works Main Street, Santa Monica
Friday, April 11th 8:15-10:15pm
Cost: $15 early, $20 at the door


Savor the spicy grooves and dreamy melodies of this beloved New Orleans band who put a funky, mystic twist on kirtan.
This evening’s candlelight concert will consist of call-and-response chanting and mantra-based songs that soothe your soul in one moment and drive you into wild celebration in the next. Sean will also share inspiring stories and insights about the healing power of mantra and music. Traditionally at the end of the concert the band invites everyone to lay down as they offer a calming lullaby to send participants home into dreamy relaxation. Sean says, “Like gospel music and other forms of musical devotion on the planet, kirtan music is an incredible way to lift your spirit and celebrate life. We create a comfortable atmosphere where people feel really free and open to explore this transformative music in their own way -- whether that’s singing along, dancing, or resting into the grooves.”

5th Annual NBC4 and Telemundo 52 Health & Fitness Expo
Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall A, 1201 South Figueroa St, Los Angeles
Saturday, April 12th and Sunday, April 13th 10:00am-5:00pm
Cost: FREE


NBC4 and Telemundo 52's two-day Health and Fitness Expo brings together fun activities, cooking demonstrations, health and lifestyle professionals, nonprofit organizations and vital medical screenings at no charge to the public.
Adults and children alike will enjoy the other entertaining activities offered at the Expo. A full schedule of activities, including seminars, dance, fitness and healthy cooking demonstrations, will take place on three different stages, including:
10:00am and 4:00pm - Laughter Yoga with Kim Selbert and Angela Rodriguez (Saturday, April 12th, at the American Heart Association's Go Red For Women Dance Place)

YOGA4Drummers with Stefan Storace
REMO Recreational Music Center, 7308 Coldwater Canyon Ave, North Hollywood
Saturday, April 12th 2:00-3:30pm
Cost: $15, Cash only please


Yoga helps to align the body to have movement, breath, and blood flow in rhythmic harmony. Drumming helps to build the body's immune system. Yoga and Drumming is a perfect match.
Learn to relax before and after playing your drum. Learn how to warm up, relax, and open your body for optimal performance.
In this very special and unique Yoga4drummers workshop, a drum circle will kick the event off to get the juices flowing. We will then move into a series of very simple stretches, joint openings and movements that you can take home or on the road. Simple breathing exercises will be taught to relax, invigorate and release stress throughout the body. Lululemon Athletica will provide yoga mats if you don't have one. Please bring a towel and water.
www.remo.com/health
(818) 982-0461 ~ contact Mike or Jerry

Yoga Flow with Diane Hudock
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, April 13th 9:30-10:45 am
Cost: FREE


Sunday yoga with Sri Moss
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, April 13th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Complimentary in-store yoga with Sri Moss from Yoga Works!

Iyengar Yoga with Michael Ruccolo
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, April 13th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join Michael Ruccolo of Lyfe Yoga Center in Hermosa Beach for an Iyengar Yoga class.
Iyengar Yoga is an inspired and innovative approach to the classical Eastern discipline. Iyengar yoga has been developed over a period of seventy years by B.K.S. Iyengar that encourages weak parts to strengthen and stiff areas to stretch, thus awakening and realigning the whole body. As the body moves into better alignment, less muscular work is required, and relaxation occurs naturally.

Namaste Women's Choir with Mary Donovan
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Sunday, April 13th 5:30pm
Cost: Regular class


The Namaste Women's Choir will be performing live during a level one yoga class with the amazing Mary Donovan. To attend, you just need to go to the class (of course, donations for the choir will be greatly appreciated).
The choir is a group of women dedicated to learning and performing choral music in a supportive and enjoyable atmosphere, focusing on inspirational choral music from all traditions and religions. This secular ensemble uses music to elevate their audiences and to introduce them to the vast beauty of choral music for women, while bringing peace and understanding to the community.

Off the Mat, Into the World Benefit Flow Class with Special Guests SEANE CORN and SUZANNE STERLING
Yoga Loft Manhattan Beach
Friday, April 18th 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: $35 suggested donation


A Benefit Flow Class with kirtan and thoughts on Global Awareness.

Kirtan with Michael Dunn
Yoga Works Pacific Palisades
Friday, April 18th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 early, $20 at the door


Join Michael Dunn for peace producing Kirtan with an appealing Western flavor.

A Night of Acoustic Yoga with Jo Tastula
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, April 19th 8:15-10:00pm
Cost: $25


Join acclaimed singer/songwriter Tom Freund and creative dharma yoga flow teacher Jo Tastula for an evening of acoustic yoga. Come commune with community, move and groove to soulful original organic vibes, and celebrate Gaia on one of her many Earth Day festivities. Jo will lead a mixed level flow class which will touch and movie everything to the inspirational musings of one of today’s most talented artists.

Sunday in-store yoga with Diana Storace
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, April 20th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Join us for our complimentary in-store yoga class, instructed by Diana of Garden of Yoga.

Level 1/2 Flow Yoga with Amber Gross
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, April 20th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join Amber Gross of Movement Studios in Westchester for a 1/2 Flow Yoga class.

Sunday Yoga with John Bea!
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, April 20th 10:00am
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.

Yantra (Sacred Geometry) Painting Workshop
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Sunday, April 20th 1:00-5:00pm
Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members (includes materials)


Yantra painting is a sacred art, based on the Vedas, the ancient Indian scriptures of knowledge and wisdom.
This workshop will be led by Vidya and Rajeshwari, who have both learnt Yantra painting from Dutch master artist, Pieter Weltevrede. They invite you to discover the delights of constructing and painting your own Yantra and the good news is that you don’t need to be an artist! We will provide paper and some tools, but please bring a sharp lead pencil, an eraser, ruler and compass if you have one.
The act of drawing and painting Yantras is a deeply meditative experience and it teaches the mind how to concentrate, how to be one-pointed. This practice is fascinating and absorbing and creating a Yantra can yield valuable lessons. Yantra drawing requires accuracy, exactness, discipline, concentration, neatness and patience. The geometrical forms of the Yantra activate the right hemisphere of the brain, which is visual and nonverbal.
Especially for Westerners, who are more left hemisphere dominated and are deficient in right hemisphere education which causes some loss of imagination and of faith in higher values. Right hemisphere education through art, dance and music is needed to restore the balance. By coloring and drawing the geometrical Yantra diagrams, based on the mathematical perfection of sages of the East, Westerners can make both their hemispheres work simultaneously and calmly, achieve faith and live in constant awareness.

Sat Kartar Kaur: “Listen” Kirtan/Chant Meditation Concert
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Friday, April 25th 7:30pm
Cost: $20 if paid by 4/24, $25 at the door


Sat Kartar Kaur's offerings of music synthesize Eastern and Western influences, but are centered in her life study and practice of Sikh Kirtan and Kundalini and Naad Yoga. Her unique vocal style ranges from the ethereal mystic space created in her Indian classical raga recordings, to groove-driven, gutsy interpretations of chants, hymns, songs, and stories.
Sat Kartar has performed, taught, and facilitated sacred music experiences in India, Canada, Spain, Mexico, Australia, and the U.S. for over over 30 years in a wide variety of venues, including clubs, art openings, yoga center.

Symphonic Yoga III with Brad Keimach ~ Mozart, Beethoven, Puccini, Tchaikovsky and friends, and you
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, April 26th 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $25


This is a Level 2/3 Vinyasa Flow class, set to classical music. The composers whose music will accompany this special class include Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Verdi, Puccini, Ravel, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Strauss, and Mendelssohn, among others. All of the performances were conducted by Brad from his professional conducting days in New York. come and see how your practice feels, and how your breath moves when accompanied by some of the towering geniuses of classical music! A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Temple Bhajan Band Workshop and Kirtan
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, April 26th 4:00-8:30pm
Cost: $45 for the whole program!


Come join with us for an afternoon and evening of celebration, chanting, and incredible bhajans played by LA's very own Temple Bhajan Band.
4:00-6:00pm: Harmonium & Kirtan Workshop
6:00-7:00pm: Feast!
7:00-8:30pm: Kirtan performance
The Temple Bhajan Band is a group of devotional chanters that tours Southern California's Yoga Studios, Yoga Retreats, and various social events. They have been together for 5 years. The heart of the band is Sura whose voice is legendary among practitioners of Yoga and Interfaith followers. While Sura sings to the accompaniment of the harmonium he leads the rest of the members on instruments such as the esaraja, tamboura, kartals, flute, violin, and mrdunga drum in a dynamic symphony that is timeless. The Temple Bhajan Band plays ancient Vedic bhajans, which include mantras and chants from spiritual India. Many of the chants are done in a responsive fashion where the audience can participate and experience the purifying pleasure of the chanting.

Recover from Taxes: A Restorative Workshop to Relax and Restore the body and mind with Leslie Porter
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, April 26th 5:00-7:00pm
Cost: $35 pre-registered by April 21, $40 registered after April 21


In this class, we’ll practice gentle asanas (yoga postures) with the support of blankets, bolsters, and other props and pranayama (breathing techniques) to relax and restore from tax season and the stress of our daily lives. Potential benefits include deep rest, a feeling of well being, improved sleeping rhythms, increased feeling of openness in the body, and finding stillness within. “The power of restorative yoga lies in its ability to nurture ones own internal healing processes” (Iyengar Institute SF).
What to bring: Something warm to wear if it is a chilly night and an eye pillow or something to cover your eyes.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Gen Fischer
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, April 27th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join Gen Fischer of The Yoga Loft in Manhattan Beach for a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class!

Sunday Yoga with Janine Conte!!
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, April 27th 10:00am
Cost: FREE


Janine Conte teaches us today in an Anusara-style yoga class. Janine is a dedicated yogi and a very special member of our local community.
Limited "community" mats are available. Bringing your own mat is encouraged. As class fill up quickly, and space is limited, please come early.
Please dress in layers so that you may remove articles as you warm-up during the class. Our space is outdoors behind the store on the patio (accessible through the alley on Delacey).

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