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Thursday, May 01, 2008

may days (and nights!)

how about this for a miracle: i've actually managed to post the events for the month of may on the first day of the month! as usual, though, not everyone's published their complete schedules yet, so i'll have to keep updating this listing whenever i hear about more fun stuff...

ongoing events:

Yoga for Progressive Athletes
Rose Bowl, Pasadena (hosted by lululemon Pasadena)
Every Tuesday 6:00-7:00pm
Cost: FREE


Join us for Yoga for Progressive Athletes.
Welcome to Summer. Breakout the running shoes, buy the new swimsuits, and get ready for months of outside activity. Fun lately has become serious business. We want to shave minutes off of our 5k, increase our vertical leap for the outside jumper, some of us just want to get more tone places to tan.
Yoga for the progressive athlete is a program designed to help those ready to define their relationship and understanding of how the body moves and functions. It will be an active econstruction of gross fascia binding, novel synthesis of kinetic and isometric movement to promote muscular growth and break muscular habits, as well as integrating of breathwork for a calm meditative mind. The goals of this class are to help the participant move more efficiently and completely, increase their strength and balance, and also to look 'tight' in their trunks or bikini.
Limited "community" mats are available. Bringing your own mat is encouraged. Please dress in layers so that you may remove articles as you warm-up during the class.
CLASS WILL MEET AT THE ROSEBOWL BETWEEN GATES A&B AT THE WILL-CALL TICKET BOOTH

BodyFreedom - Experience Profound Healing Through Dance with Tarnie Fulloon
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Every Thursday 9:00–10:30am
Cost: $97 Series of 6, $67 Series of 4, $20 Single Class


Join Tarnie Fulloon, creator of BodyFreedom, and experience her unique method of healing movement blending physical therapy, spiritual psychology and dance as a modality for self-expression and deep healing. No experience necessary!

Yoga for Runners with Steve Mackel
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Every Thursday 6:30-7:30pm
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.
*WEATHER PERMITTING. Please check the events section for further information if it is a rain day.

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.
www.geocities.com/anandala1/ananda-la-kirtans.html

All-levels Fitness Class
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Every Sunday 9:30-10:45am
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 yoga 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 yoga class schedule)

Yoga on the Green
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Every Sunday 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Rise and shine for Sunday Yoga on The Green with lululemon athletica! Classes are led by local certified instructors, all levels welcome. Healthy snacks and beverages to follow.

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)

Sunset Beach Yoga!
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Every Sunday 6:45pm
Cost: FREE


Beach Yoga is back!
Kick off for the Sunday Sunset Beach Yoga is on May 18th! Then keep the summer stretching going every Sunday through August 31st!
Where to meet? At the store at 6:45pm, we'll walk together!
What? All levels of Vinyasa flow!
Who? You and the Lu staff and guest teachers!
Why? Why not do some complimentary yoga overlooking the ocean while the sun sets???
May 18th: Ted McDonald
May 25th: Eden Goldman

Friday Night Groove Night
Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Friday, May 2nd (1st Friday of every month) 8:00-9:15pm
Cost: Regular class


Join Karen every first Friday of the month for a Yoga Groove class. May include live music.
This month: Live music from our special guest THE BHAJAN BAND
Please check www.yogagroovestudio.com for details.

Chanting Workshop
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, May 3rd (Every month) 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, May 3rd (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, May 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th 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!

Kirtan with Daniel, Larry, Sarah and Friends
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Friday, May 9th (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.

Family Yoga with Ally Hamilton
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Saturday, May 10th 11:00am
Cost: FREE


Join us for a celebration of Family with yoga, food and fun!
Ally Hamilton of Santa Monica Power Yoga wil be leading a deep, sweaty 60-minute flow class for mamas (and daddies, too!) Lots of heart and hip opening guaranteed to set you up for a beautiful weekend.
Meet us at lululemon Santa Monica and we'll walk together to the bluffs at the end of Santa Monica Blvd. We'll lay down out mats, sweat, and enjoy treats afterwards.
Don't worry about the little ones; we'll watch them.

Karma Yoga Party
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, May 10th (Every month) 2:00pm
Cost: FREE


Karma Yoga is also important for balanced sadhana, so we are offering a separate opportunity for that. Once a month, usually the second Saturday in the month, we will be having a Karma Yoga Party - so that everyone can come and work together in the karma yoga spirit to support the center and strengthen the developing spirit of community. Projects will include cleaning, painting, computer work, filing and office work, sewing and a whole lot of other things that need doing to keep the energy of the center sattvic. For this to work properly, we need enthusiastic coordinators. We hope you will be able join us in this capacity.
2:00-6:00pm: Karma Yoga at the Center
6:00pm: We will share pizza and refreshments together
7:00pm: Saturday night at 'Om' (movie night)

FREE Community Night with Tom Jermain
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Tuesday, May 13th (2nd Tuesday of every month) 7:45pm
Cost: FREE


Practicing the "Power of Now"
Tom Jermain is presenting helpful ways and means to help you access the moment...and experience and enjoy the "Power of Now."
His community night will incorporate the teachings of Eckart Tolle's best selling book, "The Power of Now" and other writings and teachings from the Sutra's to the New Testament (with a little 'Oprah' thrown in for good and hip measure!)
The night will include:
~ guided meditation
~ guided 'clearings' (to release old resentments, anger, etc.)
~ fun and easy exercises to help you feel as good off the mat as you do on
Please R.S.V.P. by calling 323-654-2125

Kirtan (call and response chanting) with Travis Eliot, Daniel Stewart, and Friends
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, May 24th (Every month) 8:00-9:30 PM
Cost: By Donation


Join the evoLUtion with Global Green!
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Thursday, May 29th (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!
This event begins at 7:30 and lasts approximately 2 hours.

Chanting with Steve Ross
Maha Yoga, Brentwood
Every month, TBA 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.

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

Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Every month, 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:

Opening Week's events
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Friday, May 2nd to Sunday, May 4th
Cost: FREE


lululemon athetica is celebrating our arrival in Glendale with a week of complimentary classes and events!
Join us for:
~ yoga with ambasssador Karen Russell Saturday May 3rd 8:30 to 9:30am
~ yoga with ambassador Tony Giuliano Sunday May 4th from 9:30 to 10:30am
Make sure to stop in Friday, Saturday and Sunday for live demos, snacks and more!

CONCERT with Donna Delory, Shiva Rea, + friends!
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, May 3rd 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door


Donna's music is a seamless blend of east and west, a beautiful hybrid of English lyrics and devotional Sanskrit mantras set to modern melodies. Donna's voice reaches for the divine and allows her to touch the hearts of music lovers around the globe.
She will be accompanied by her hypnotic band: Cameron Stone on cello, Mark Gorman on bass, and Dave Allen on drums and percussion, and DJ Mac Quayle on keyboards.

Snatam Kaur in concert!
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Saturday, May 3rd 8:00 pm
Cost: $25/adv; $35/day of


Join us for a wonderful evening of mantra and kirtan with Snatam, Guru Ganesha and special guests Mirabai Ceiba!

Vinyasa flow yoga with Dice
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, May 4th 9:30-10:45am
Cost: FREE


Dice will lead us through a Vinyasa Flow Class. Come support this new, awesome teacher and one of our own fellow lulu's! Yeah!

Anusara-inspired yoga with Georgina Purple
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, May 4th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


lululemon athletica invites you to be a part of our complimentary Sunday yoga class with ambassador Georgina Purple. Looking forward to seeing you there!

World Laughter Day Celebration at the Beach
Ocean Park Beach, 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica
Sunday, May 4th 11:00am-2:00pm
Cost: FREE


World Laughter Day will be celebrated all over the world and we are very excited to offer this FREE event to the community.
There is all day parking in Lot 5 South for $6 per car, or you can take the Blue Blus or the Tide Shuttle (they both stop there)
We will have a laughter session for everyone, open laughter competitions for all ages, Elmo for the children with activities, and lots of fun for all. If you have never been to World Laughter Day, you are in for a treat. Bring your friends and family to enjoy this great event!
Please bring a picnic lunch, water, hats and suncreen. Look for the balloons to find us.
Don't miss this fun and laughter-filled event!

Spring Soiree
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Thursday, May 8th 7:00-11:00pm
Cost: FREE


Swing into Spring with lululemon athletica!
lululemon athletica is blooming in Glendale.
Join us for our grand opening celebration.
Enjoy live entertainment, hors d'oeuvres and cocktails!
RSVP to glendale-community@lululemon.com
All ages welcome.

Keshvacharya Das Kirtan/Chant Concert
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Friday, May 9th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 paid by 5/8, $20 at the door


Keshavacharya Das’ musical and spiritual journey has led him from the pristine mountains of Switzerland, to the ancient temples and simple monasteries of India, and now to the yoga studios and ashrams tucked within America's bustling cities. Through it all, he remains a simple monk and lover of devotional chanting. He sees kirtan as a way to connect the performer and the listeners on a spiritual and artistic level, and an opportunity to create sacred space and invite others to enter into that space through the medium of sound.

Global Sound Conference 2008
Marina del Rey Marriott, Marina del Rey
Friday, May 9th thru Monday, 12th
Cost: $20 Single Workshop, $125 Day Pass, $495 Conference Pass
Time is running out and prices will increase at the door: www.globalsoundconference.com


The Global Sound Conference is a unique event that will bring together key individuals from the Music, Film and Television industries with Pioneers in the areas of Wellness, Sound Healing, and Integrative Medicine to explore the many ways that sound affects our lives.
Contributing to the event is an amazing lineup of Doctors, Scientists, Musicians, and Media Visionaries who will address the various components of Sound including Health, Science, Entertainment, and Technology.
Presenters: Sheila Chandra, Stanley Jordan, Rickie Byars Beckwith & Agape International Choir, Yungchen Lhamo & Greg Ellis, Shiva Rea, Steven Halpern, Jonathan Goldman, Fabien Maman, Dr. Patrick Flanagan.
~ FREE Exhibits!
~ FREE Music!
~ FREE Kids 12 & Under
~ FREE Wellness Center & Bookstore

WorldFest 2008
Woodley Park, Encino
Saturday, May 10th 10:00am-6:30pm
Cost: $7, Kids under 12 FREE!


The WorldFest 2008 Earth Day Festival will be held on Saturday, May 10th, 2008, from 10 am to 6:30 pm, at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park in Encino, CA.
We will welcome our attendees to a magnificent day filled with entertainment, education and enlightenment. The combination of great music, empowering speakers, environmental, humanitarian and animal welfare non-profits, kid's activities and an delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience that is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable for all.
Here's What's Happening at WorldFest this Year:
Main Stage - bigger-name bands and celebrity speakers.
Earth Lounge - singer/songwriters, jazz, rock, funk, and world music groups and poets.
EcoTent - speakers, discussions, and displays about sustainable living and current environmental issues
Healthy Hut - speakers, discussions, and displays about health including yoga, meditation, and cooking demos.
Exhibitors - over 100 companies showcasing their products and organizations.
Kids' World - storytelling, face painting, and children's entertainers and other activities!
Oasis Beer and Wine Garden - Refresh yourself in the Oasis located near the Main Stage!
Animal Adoptions - dogs, cats, rabbits and lots of animals looking for good homes!

Howard Wills with special guest, Steve Ross
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Saturday, May 10th 7:00-9:30 pm
Cost: $30/adv or $40/day of


Come to a beautiful gathering of Love, Kirtan, Healing and expansion of Consciousness – An evening to raise the bar on the happiness & joy factor in our lives! This rare event is expressly for all of you who wish to join us. Come experience inspirational healing, the art of effective prayer, supreme bliss & love for all life!!!
For 34 years, Howard Wills has been sharing spiritual insights and knowledge on healing, consciousness and love. Howard works with people from all over the world and has witnessed marvelous and miraculous transformations – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
Steve Ross has practiced various styles of yoga for his entire adult life and has been an instructor and Kirtan leader for over twenty years. He has explored the physical aspects of yoga as well as the spiritual and philosophical roots of yoga. He spent four years as a monk in the Vedic tradition, and since that time, he has ceaselessly sought out and reveled in the presence of some of the most notable masters of our time. Steve’s events are ecstatic.

MOTHER’S DAY – Free Class for Mom
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Sunday, May 11th 9:30am, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm classes
Cost: FREE


Kids of all ages, come to class and bring your mom for FREE!

Restorative Yoga Class for all those Mothers that need a break!
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, May 11th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join Catherine Luna of Harmony Yoga in Redondo Beach/Yoga Works for a yin/restorative yoga class. Bring your mothers too!

Power Vinyasa with Regina Peluso
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, May 11th 9:30-10:45am
Cost: FREE


Certified and Insured Regina has been teaching students in New York and Los Angeles for numerous years. She has studied with Dharma Mittra, Shiva Rea, Pattabi Jois, Lauren Hanna, Max Strom, Ana Forrest, among others. She specializes in strong Vinyasa Flow, but has experience teaching Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Restorative practice as well. She holds a BFA in Theatre with a minor in Dance from The Boston Conservatory of Music, providing a strong background in anatomy and injury prevention.

Special Mother's Day Class: Partner Yoga and Thai/Shiatsu Massage with Alicia Johnson
Yoga Loft, Manhattan Beach
Sunday, May 11th 10:15am-12:00pm
Cost: $49 per pair (includes post-class mimosas on the balcony!)


Join our very-missed former Loft instructor Alicia Johnson for this soothing, playful Mother's Day treat! Bring your mother, daughter, son, significant other, best friend--anyone is welcome--for a morning of partner stretches, trust-building partner postures, and relaxing hands-on massage techniques and adjustments.

Restorative yoga with Stefan Storace
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, May 14th 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE


lululemon athletica invites you to be a part of our complimentary Wednesday night yoga class with our NEW ambassador Stefan Storace. Relax, unwind and rejuvenate with a special Wednesday night Restorative class with Stefan.
Restorative Yoga is a series of poses, which are supported through the use of bolsters, blankets, and pillows. The body can he held in each pose without having to exert any effort, creating a deeply healing and meditative experience. This class opens the body's energy channels to stimulate, soothe and relive the effects of chronic stress. Therapeutic and relaxing experiences that will leave you in complete bliss.

Mothercraft life coaching seminar and yoga class
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Friday, May 16th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE


Join us for a special evening just for MOM! We'll kick off the evening with life coaching and finish up with a refreshing yoga session! The evening will be facilitated by Carley Knobloch, a certified life coach and founder of Mothercraft. Mothercraft is a life coaching company just for moms, dedicated to helping them effectively govern their families and create truly amazing lives!

Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe Performing Live with Shantala Kirtan/Chant Concert
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Friday, May 16th, 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 paid by 5/15, $20 at the door


Larisa Stow and Shakti Tribe: With nominations for album of the year and best vocal album for 2007, by the New Age reporter charts, Larisa Stow and 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 and love.
Shantala: Benjy and Heather Wertheimer lead Kirtan worldwide, bringing sacred lyrics, soul stirring vocals and exotic instrumentation. The weaving of Benjy’s Indian classical singing and Heather’s soaring vocals is fresh, original and profoundly moving.

Detox Yoga: Spring Cleaning with Sara Ivanhoe!
Yoga Works Montana, Santa Monica
Saturday and Sunday, May 17th and 18th 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: Full Weekend $100, Saturday $60, Sunday $60


Spring cleaning for your mind, body and soul!
Join Sara for this special weekend event to drop what you don’t need. Reaffirm your commitment to your Self with a physical, emotional and spiritual detoxification.
Through a series of specially designed vinyasa flow and restorative sequences, breathing techniques and mudras, you will improve your circulation, stimulate your digestion, soothe your nervous system, and emerge from the weekend feeling serene and refreshed.

Harmonium and Kirtan Workship with the Temple Bhajan Band
Free Spirit Yoga, Long Beach
Saturday, May 17th 6:30pm
Cost: $30 donation, vegetarian dinner included


We will learn to play the harmonium. Some of us have always wanted to try playing one of these. This night we will get the chance and also learn to sing with it. We guarantee you will learn to play 5 songs. This is going to be a very fun evening.

Yoga Trance Dance
Your Neighborhood Studio, Culver City
Saturday, May 17th 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: By Donation


YNS will be hosting a donation-based Yoga Trance Dance event.
Yoga Trance Dance is a fun, liberating, spiritual dance bringing the best of Yoga and Dance together. Warm up with fluid yoga movements that evolve into a wild, free-form ecstatic dance, followed by meditation and savasana. The evening will be led by Stephanie Brail who has trained with the world-famous creator of Yoga Trance Dance, Shiva Rea.

Kirtan with AMBE
Shakti's Elements, 717 Broadway, Santa Monica
Saturday, May 17th 7:30pm
Cost: $15 (YogiMilan members), $20 (non-members)

http://www.yogimilan.com/

Please join us for another wonderful evening of singing and chanting with AMBE!
Ambe is a kirtan band from Los Angeles, consisting of Kamini Natarajan, Andrew Behla, Dean Childers, Dahveed Estrada, and Harrison Ellison. By using traditional instruments - dhotar, tanpura, and harmonium along with percussion - Ambe weaves an organic sound that allows the call and response chanting to be fully supported. New compositions as well as traditional chants give a variety to the experience of diving back into the silence of the Self.
Founding member Andrew Behla explains, "Chanting in Sanskrit has an incredible effect on the consciousness when done with 100% enthusiasm. It's like charging your batteries while having fun at the same time! Also, the chants are constantly evolving and anyone can join in. All you need is a YES mind and the heart will follow!"

Marla Leigh's Rhythms in Peace Fundraising Concert
BONSORTE STUDIO, 2401 Lincoln Blvd, Venice
Saturday, May 17th 8:00pm
Cost: $20 presale, $25 door
http://www.marlaleigh.com/


Support Sacred World Music, Dance, Celebrate Life in Rhythm
With Marla's eclectic world music ensemble, Rhythmjuju
Special guests: Saul David Raye (meditation), Suzanne Sterling and Suzanne Teng (music guests)
Plus: Silent auction, conscious treats, slide show/video of sacred music of Morocco and much more.
Rhythms in Peace is a landmark, global sound healing CD and DVD project that brings together Grammy-winning artists and other world class musicians with tribal music groups from across the globe. Some proceeds from this project will go to aid women's sacred music groups in developing countries (Morocco and Egypt). We are currently fundraising for the first phase of the project where we will to go to Morocco in September 2008, to record with the Houyarites, a trance healing women's drumming/vocal group, as well as with Gnawa and Berber musicians.

Kirtan with Daniel Stewart at Just Breathe Yoga
Just Breathe Yoga, 25044 Peachland Avenue #106, Newhall
Saturday, May 17th 8:00pm
Cost: $15 Suggested Donation


Join us for a special evening of soulful, rocking, call and response chanting at our honorary "sister studio" in Santa Clarita. My dear friend Dani Ibarra owns Just Breathe Yoga and I'm looking forward to bringing the bhakti to her space.
The band on Saturday with be Damon Grossman and Eliot Ferrer on drums, Sylvie Scoville singing back-up vocals, Jeff Harris on guitair and Abby Scoville with her cello!
No experience necessary. Just a willingness to open your heart to the Joyful flow.

FUNK UP THE FREQUENCY FIELD
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, May 17th 8:30pm-12:30am
Cost: $11

http://www.loveastruth.com/

A sound healing meditation with color therapy, and splashes of yoga and qi gong, followed by a conscious dance experience... On the "A" Vibe
The Love is Truth Experience
Ancient esoteric widsom and cutting edge technology come alive with the use of specific sounds, colors, and light. Awaken as we blend yoga, sound, meditation, color, Qi Gong, Kirtan, and dance to live groove music and celebrate our sacred lives.
8:30 to 10:00 Fusion of meditation, color therapy, qi gong, yoga and sound healing
10:00 to 11:00 Live sounds of the funk, sensual, drumming, and electronica as space for free form dance, movement, and stretching or chilling
11:00 to 12:30 A short Kirtan followed by raw food and more DJ/live music and dance

All levels Flow Yoga with Ambassador Bonnie Johanson!
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, May 18th 9:30am
Cost: FREE


Join ambassador Bonnie Johanson for a light-hearted view on the basics of yoga (intention, breath & movement, base postures) in an all levels flow class.

Kids' Yoga class with Tracy Dardick
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, May 18th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


All kids over the age of 6 welcome to join for our yoga class designed especially for you! Don't miss this special event!

Fields of Green
13th Street and Metlox Center, Manhattan Beach
Sunday, May 18th 2:00-5:00pm
Cost: FREE
www.growinggreat.org/pdf/fog_2008_flyer.pdf


Join us this Sunday, May 18th, 2-5pm for the second Fields of Green event in the Metlox Center. This is a free community event, brought to us by GrowingGreat, the City of Manhattan Beach and Whole Foods. There will be entertainment, musical groups, activities, exhibitors, food samplings, educational speakers & demonstrations, all designed to inspire healthy living and eating.
Funds raised will help support GrowingGreat's current nutrition and garden programs in Manhattan Beach, Hawthorne and Culver City, and to support their expansion into 10 Los Angeles elementary schools in the fall.
Come and visit us in the Space Studio, YogaBuddies and lululemon booth. We’ll have lululemon wear, marked down for this event (FYI – lululemon merchandise doesn’t go on sale very often!) and a raffle for 2 Spin or Yoga classes, a Space Studio towel, socks and a lululemon athletic bag!
Bring your kids and check out our Yoga for Kids demo at 2:10pm on the main stage. Danay DiVirgilio, founder of YogaBuddies, along with instructors Jessie and Lore will be leading the kids through a mini yoga session. If you’ve heard about our popular Yoga for Kids classes but haven’t seen one in action, here’s your chance! Each child who participates will be entered into a raffle. The winner will receive 2 Yoga for Kids classes and a very special YogaBuddies CD. All ages welcome!

Kirtan with David Newman!
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Sunday, May 18th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 day of


Join us for an inspired evening of call and response chanting and devotional music with Kirtan Chant artist David Newman also known as Durga Das! David’s distinctive approach to Kirtan embodies a heartfelt devotional mysticism with an adventurous musicality and poetic intimacy. His Kirtans are a joyous and spiritually uplifting journey into bliss! David will be joined by vocalist and percussionist Mira.

Yoga Booty Ballet with Gillian Clark
Presented by 944 and lululemon Beverly Hills, 8560 W. Sunset Drive #100
Tuesday, May 20th 6:00pm
Cost: FREE


Come get down with this alternative yoga class as we sweat out the toxins, dance away stress, and get our mind and bodies ready for summer.
Please arrive by 5:30pm to sign in. Class begins promptly at 6:00pm.
Cocktails, Appetizers and Trunk Show begin at 7:00pm

Vinyasa Flow + Inversions and Backbends Workshop with Krista Cahill
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, May 25th 9:00-11:00am
Cost: FREE


Come deepen your practice with a morning inversion and backbend immersion led by new ambassador Krista Cahill. A slow flow Vinyasa yoga class will be followed by a close look at the inversions and backbends that have captivated yogis for ages. The physical and mental benefits to these asanas are immeasurable in value, and a heck of a lot of FUN!
Class begins promptly at 9:00am. This will be a 2 hour class for all levels.

Beach Boot Camp!
On the Beach at Rosecrans, Manhattan Beach (hosted by lululemon South Bay)
Sunday, May 25th 9:00am
Cost: FREE


Join us for a Beach Fitness Boot Camp 'Powered by superSTAR FITNESS' on the beach at Rosecrans in MB.
Designed for ALL fitness levels - Lose fat, tone & sculpt, reduce stress, connect to others, live healthy and have FUN getting in the best shape of your life! Total Body Fitness to include: core/functional training, cardio conditioning, flexibility enhancement, body sculpting, toning and muscular strength and endurance.

Yoga with Chandra Gero
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, May 25th 9:30-10:30pm
Cost: FREE


Complimentary in-store yoga with lululemon ambassador Chandra Gero.

Yoga on the Green
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, May 25th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE


Come join us for Sunday morning yoga with Elyse Briggs, owner of Yoga at the Village. All levels welcome, please bring your own yoga mat. Limited mats available.
Light refreshments to follow.

It's Our Birthday Party!
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, May 25th 10:00am-6:00pm
Cost: FREE


We are turning One!
Come celebrate this occasion and share in food, drinks, and music.
There will be Prizes given and Amazing demos all day long!
Our complimentary class schedule:
10:00-11:00 John Bea
11:30-1:00 Scott Lewicki
1:30-2:45 Tamar Usman
3:30-4:30 Ann O'Brien
5:00-6:00 Paul Katami
Receive a yoga mat with every purchase of $50 or more (limit one per guest)

Living Yoga Documentary
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly
Sunday, May 25th 7:30pm
Cost: FREE


Part 1 in our NEW movie series! Come enjoy a complementary movie and get together on the Lulu's at North Beverly!
Living Yoga The Life and Teachings of Swami Satchidananda
Swami Satchidananda was an integral player in bringing yoga to the Western World. Due, in part, to his cooperation with researchers and other health care practitioners, yoga has become a well respected form of strengthening, relaxing, and conditioning the mind, body and spirit. Deepen your understanding of the birth and journey of Modern Yoga with this new documentary from Shiva Kumar and Joshua M. Greene.
Show starts at 7:30pm.

Anusara-inspired yoga with Georgina Purple
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, May 28th 7:00-8:00pm
Location: lululemon Calabasas
Cost: FREE


lululemon will be hosting a Wednesday evening Anusara-inspired yoga class with Georgina Purple. We invite you to join us for an evening of therapeutic yoga.

Yoga with Regina Peluso
Thursday, May 29th 7:30pm
Westwood Art Forum, 1028 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles
Cost: FREE


Regina is a bi-coastal instructor currently teaching for New York Sports Club, Crunch, Clay, Yoga Effects, Yoga and Pilates & Yoga by Jane in Beverly Hills, Liberation Yoga and Crunch in Los Angeles.

Yoga to Lift Your Spirit with David Lynch
Yoga Works Westwood, Los Angeles
Friday, May 30th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $25


Come and spend an evening of uplifting Yoga asana meant to free the body, heart and mind. Immerse yourself in the joys of two hours of Yoga that will transport you to the heights of spiritual ecstasy. Share a night of Yoga and music illuminated with the glowing embers of candlelight followed by delectable sweets and spirits (baked with love by Mr. Lynch). Mingle with Yogis who share your passion for Sun Salutations, twists, backbends, heart openers and the need to banish the blues with the power of vinyasa flow. As one of David's students so beautifully put it; "If only there was a single word to describe how inspirational his teaching can be I would shout it to the world!"

breathe your way to beauty with Natalie Lawrence
Yoga Works South Bay, El Segundo
Saturday, May 31st 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $35 per person by 5/20, $45 after


Join Origins and YogaWorks for a special two-hour workshop dedicated to getting your body (and mind) ready for summer. Learn Ayurvedic yoga poses from certified instructors to help cleanse, detox and cool your body during the sunny season. Origins Guides will share with you healthy tips and techniques for smooth, sexy summer skin, as well as the many benefits of using organics.
Plus you’ll also receive FREE full-size Origins Organics products, a two-week membership to Yogaworks and other surprises!

Classical Indian Music with Dabasish Chaudhuri (tablas) and friends
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, May 31st 4:30pm
Cost: $25 for workshop (includes dinner), $15 for performance


4:30pm - Tablas and Instrumental workshop
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Classical North Indian music performance

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