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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

let's all go to the beach!

summer's here, and it's time to head down to the beach to play in the sand with all our yoga buddies. yes, it's beach yoga time again!

here's what i've found so far; i'll be updating it as i find more.

in the meantime, see you at the beach!

7th Annual Beach Yoga Workshop with the Beach Yoga Tribe - Aaron Reed, Sara Ivanhoe, Jo Tastula, Denise Kaufman, Kishan Shah, Hala Khouri, Isabelle du Soleil, Lynda Carre, and other special guests
When: 7:00pm until last light on the following evenings: Wednesday, June 18 / Tuesday, June 24 / Wednesday, July 2 / Tuesday, July 8 / Wednesday, July 16 / Tuesday, July 22 / Tuesday, July 29 / Wednesday, August 6 / Tuesday, August 12
Where: The water’s edge at the intersection of Rose Ave. and the Pacific Ocean in Venice. (You can park near Exhale Venice and walk down or use the beach parking lot at the end of Rose--$4.00)
How much: It's FREE!

We have some great guest teachers coming up, culminating in a freeform yoga session on Tuesday, August 12. Everybody does thier own thing together!
The schedule for the rest of the year is as follows:
Wed - July 16: Denise Kaufman, Jo Tastula and Dave Stringer
Tues - July 22: Kishan Shah
Tues - July 29: Isabelle Du Soleil
Wed - August 6: Hala Khoui
Tues - August 12: Freeform -- no teacher, no student!
Although we are hoping for clear skies and sunshine, “June Gloom” is always a possibility on any summer evening. Please bring a large beach towel (no mats!) and dress appropriately (lightweight long pants, longsleeves, sweatshirt or fleece jacket, socks --layer up!). Weather permitting, there will also be an optional sunset swim—prepare or go bare.

Yoga by the Beach with Shayn Almeida
Classes are located on the grass just a few blocks North of Rose Avenue @ Ocean Front Walk and Barnard Way (Border of Venice and Santa Monica).
Classes held daily - Monday through Friday 9-10:30 AM / Evenings/Weekends: TBA (June)

‘Yoga by the Beach’ classes blend the traditional elements of being outdoors, breathing fresh air and an ocean breeze, with a modern approach to the Vinyasa Flow style, and attention to everyone's personal and individual needs.
With clear focused attention towards opening our awareness, connecting, and relating to all areas of the body, each of these classes will release tension and build strength on all levels: Mental, Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual.
Emphasis is placed on proper alignment, breathing, flexibility, as well as core strength in order to increase range of motion, and create peace of mind to bring about clarity and the ability to focus, offering a renewed source of energy, and a stronger more supple body.
Regardless of your level of experience this is a strong and challenging class that you will definitely enjoy. Come on down and invite your friends.

Stand-Up Comedy Yoga on the Beach with Vanda!
(Touring teacher for the Dixie Chicks, Stand-Up comic since 1982 www.vanda.us)
When? Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays (Lovely Anna teaches Fridays!) and Saturdays 9-10:15am (ish)
Where? Rose Avenue and the water’s edge. Bring big bed sheet!
How much? No Fee. Any Love offering ($1-$20) you feel peaceful about is appreciated.
Call Vanda if you have questions: (360) 789-1466 or email vandayoga@hotmail.com

I teach a fun and funny class, an eclectic style informed by many yogic traditions, custom-designing the practice to your needs. I'm 48, so I've hurt myself enough that I can teach you not to. We have fun celebrating being fully alive in the bodies we have right now. I'll remind you how perfect and radiant you truly are!
I start with a comic monologue as you sit and meditate and laugh and get the endorphins going. Then, we move into some seated “yin” yoga poses, or what I call “little yoga” as we hold certain other poses like seated, wide angle forward bend, my special guest comic does some “spiritually incorrect comedy” for your yogic pleasure.
Comedy Yoga on the beach is fun, stretchy, strengthening, deeply nurturing, entertaining, enlightening, focused, peaceful, gratifying and green. The intention of the class is to deliver so much value to you on the level of BEING that it impacts every aspect of your life and creates peace on earth.
~Join us for the funnest yoga on earth. Must like laughing. And dolphins~

Summer Nights Yoga Series
Outdoor Donation based Vinyasa Flow Yoga every Monday at 6:30 pm in front of Ocean Park in Santa Monica. We will be on the grass between the bike path and beach directly in front of Ocean Park Blvd.
100% of the proceeds benefit The Surfrider Foundation.

The Summer Nights Yoga Series is being created to allow individuals to participate in an activity that will...
1) Improve their health
2) Benefit the local beaches and ocean
3) Build and strengthen community relationships
The master yoga instructor for the course will be Stephanie Lange. There will be guest appearances from various instructors from the Los Angeles community throughout the summer. 100% of proceeds will go to the SURFRIDER FOUNDATION.
Please remember to bring a yoga mat, towel and water, as well as cash or check for donations. We will be able to provide you with a receipt if needed.
Surfrider is running a Rise Above Plastics campaign so in support of their efforts we ask that you bring a Kleen Canteen or Sigg canteen for your water rather than a plastic bottle.

Sunset Beach Yoga with lululemon Santa Monica
Every Sunday at 6:45pm on the bluffs overlooking the ocean in Santa Monica

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???

Yoga On The Beach with Howard Davis
Tenth Gate Yoga http://www.tenthgateyoga.com/

First and third Sunday of the month - 8 AM (all welcome)
WILL ROGERS STATE BEACH in Pacific Palisades, park on Temescal Canyon off PCH
COST - $20
Don't eat breakfast, wear layers and bring a towel