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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

it sure seems slow around here...

we're already about a week into july, but not much has happened in the local yoga world because of the 4th of july holiday weekend. and since many yogis will be out of town vacationing and/or retreating (lucky them!), not much will be happening during the rest of the month, either. at least by LA standards.

but if you're one of those who'll be staying put -- like me, at least for now -- there's still a good selection of local events to keep you busy.

and remember, if the thought of practicing in a hot and stuffy room makes you cringe, there's always beach yoga!

keep checking back for updates...

ongoing events:

BodyFreedom - Experience Profound Healing Through Dance with Tarnie Fulloon
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Mondays, July 7th – Aug. 11th 7:30-9:00pm "Accessing Your Abundance"
Thursdays, July 10th – Aug. 14th 9:00-10:30am "Accessing Your Feminine Power"
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 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.

Practice in the Park
Central Park, Pasadena (hosted by lululemon Pasadena)
Every Wednesday, 6:00pm until sunset
Cost: FREE

Namaskara y'all,
The weather is looking good for Wednesday!
So it is time for another free yoga "Practice in the Park" at Central Park next to Old Town Pasadena (north of Del Mar Ave. between Fair Oaks and Raymond) at 6PM until around sunset. (Park on adjacent side streets. Bring change for parking meters.)
We will find a flat, grassy, sunny spot to practice. We take advantage of practice on a forgiving surface to go after fun yoga arm balance variations and crazy acro stuff. (If you have any requests for particular poses, just let me know.)
Join lululemon athletica ambassador, Scott Lewicki, and other local yogis and yoginis for a fun, impromptu practice.
Please bring your own mat and dress in layers so that you may remove articles as you warm-up during the class. Check this page before coming for updates on rain days.

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.

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Thursday evenings, 7:00-8:30pm (see dates below)
Cost: $75 for the series of 5 lectures, $65 for members

The yoga scriptures teach us that we and nature are one. Yoga is a nature-based Sadhana. The current eco-crisis is the result of actions that deny this and is evidence that we behave as if we are separate from and able to control nature. The solutions are spiritual and this makes it the business of every yogi.
This course will enable us to explore yoga and our relationship with nature more deeply and will present practical, do-able solutions. A good opportunity to get a lot of information in one place!
Presented by Joanne Poyourow, cofounder of the Environmental Change-Makers, a community group focused on "What We Can Do" about environmental issues. www.envirochangemakers.org
3 July - "Greener Gourmet" - We'll talk about local vs organic food, GMOs, the environmental impact of excessive meat consumption, and where to get good food in Los Angeles--all of which can add to gourmet taste!
10 July - "Power Possibilities" - We'll discuss what you can do to eliminate energy waste and improve efficiency, what "power down" means, and what it will look like as we venture into the second half of our planet's oil supply (Peak Oil).
17 July - "Transportation Solutions" - We'll cover getting better mpg from your existing vehicle, how to select a greener new vehicle, transitioning to car-free transportation, and relocalization.

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.

Kirtan at SMPY West
Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturdays, July 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!

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 scheduled yoga classes)

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

Complimentray Community Fitness classes on Sunday's at 9:30 am - 10:30 am. See store events for more information on the upcoming Sunday class.
(see "other events" section below for scheduled yoga classes)

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

Come participate and help us achieve our goal of seeing 100 happy faces on the green!
Light refreshments to follow, limited mats available for class use.
*Keep in mind class is outside, and may be in partial sun. Dress appropriately or wear sunblock, and bring water!*
(see "other events" section below for scheduled yoga classes)

In-store Fitness Classes
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Every Sunday 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

(see "other events" section below for scheduled yoga classes)

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

Limited "community" mats are available. Bringing your own mat is encouraged. As classes 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).
Check this page before coming for updates on rain days.
(see "other events" section below for scheduled yoga classes)

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???
July 6th with Kathryn Budig!
July 13th TBA
July 20th TBA
July 28th TBA

Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
TBA (1st Friday of every month) 8:00-9:15pm
Cost: $10 donation or class pass will be honored

Join Karen every first Friday of the month for a Yoga Groove class. May include live music.

Kirtan in the Canyon with Andrew and Michele and Friends
Yoga Desa, Topanga
Saturday, July 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.

FREE Community Night: Women's Night with Rebecca Benenati
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Tuesday, July 8th (2nd Tuesday of every month) 7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Every second Tuesday of each month, City Yoga will hold an informal gathering featuring different teachers and topics.
Join Rebecca Benenati for an evening of Practice, Chat (maybe some Chant too) and Contemplation.
For Women Only!! (sorry guys...this has been requested for far too long)
Practice~ As always, a deep, butt-kicking practice to help open your heart for some discussion and contemplation.
Chat~ In pure female style, we'll chat about the beauty of being the modern day Goddesses that we are.
Contemplation~ We'll finish with what we do best, turn inward and contemplate our heart's desires.
Please bring a journal and your favorite picture of yourself!!!
Please R.S.V.P. by calling 323-654-2125

Kirtan with BhaktiMa
Harmony Yoga, Redondo Beach
Saturday, July 19th 8:00pm
Cost: $10 Suggested donation

BhaktiMa formed almost spontaneously and has stayed connected through Kirtan, an Indian form of devotional music. Sheri Mattson returned from India with a harmonium that Amma, an Indian Saint, blessed by playing it. Her husband Brian experimented with it and began playing for Sheri's yoga students in an effort to add Bhakti (devotional) yoga to their existing Hatha yoga practice. As the music evolved, the group expanded to fill out the sound. Members include: Kamala Kirksey, Timilie Losq, Kalidas (Marc) and Ramanand (Ed Gordon). Together they offer this sadhana (practice) with gratitude and pranams to Amma - a constant source of inspiration. Our goal is create a journey of sound, where the line between performer and audience melts into a single current.

Kirtan with Daniel, Larry, Sarah and Friends
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Friday, July 25th (Once a month) 8:15pm
Suggested donation $15

Come join me 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 joy.
I'm excited to say that in addition to Larry on percussion and lovely Sarah singing with me, we'll have Abby on Cello, Jeff on guitar and Slyvie on vocals too. Last month they joined us and the music lifted the roof off the building. Let's do it again!
Join me for a yoga class @ 6:30 or just come @ 8:15 to open your heart and sing.
Singing Kirtan has been a such a pleasure and we are building a powerful community with these regular events. Please forward this to anyone who might be interested.
Hope you can join us...

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

Chanting with Steve Ross
Maha Yoga, Brentwood
TBA (Every month) 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
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
TBA (Every month)
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.

Karma Yoga Party
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
** CANCELLED this month due to Summer Celebration! ** (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) - the movie will be "Little Buddha"

other special events:

Celebrate the 4th of July weekend with Friends
Yoga Works, all locations
July 4th through 6th
Cost: FREE

Bring a friend to class for Free July 4th -6th!!

Kids Yoga and Chair Massage
lululemon South Bay, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, July 6th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Come and play with us - and pass on the experience of yoga to the youngsters. Any age is welcome! Adults are encouraged to participate, or enjoy a chair massage while they wait.

Vinyasa Flow with Dice!
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, July 6th 9:30-10:45am
Cost: FREE

Dice is back!!!
That's right. We watched our very own Dice teach his first class and now he's back for more!
Come flow with us in Dice's rigorous style Vinyasa Flow Yoga Class. Open for all levels.

Pleasure Loves Company with Max Simon
Self-Centered tour with Max Simon
Lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Wednesday, July 9th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Meditate to participate with Max Simon!
Max Simon continues his journey to give us the gift of meditation in a fun and relaxed environment. Join Max + fellow awareness architects + friends + and lulus alike in a night of meditation, friendship, and fun.

Anusara-Inspired yoga with ambassador Georgina Purple
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, July 9th 8:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Join us for an evening of anusara-inspired yoga with lululemon ambassador Georgina Purple!

The Yoga Of Recovery with Vinnie Marino
Yoga Works Main Street, Santa Monica
Friday, July 11th 7:45 - 10:00pm

12-Step Spirituality bringing yoga and recovery communities together
In the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali speaks of "samskaras" - habit patterns. Some are more obvious than others, like drugs, alcohol, food, sex, people, or just plain old habit patterns that don't enrich our lives. Instead, they shut us down and numb us out. Recovery and yoga are about reclaiming ourselves and bringing more awareness to everything we do.
Join us for this special evening of asana practice and group sharing. All levels are welcome.

AntiGravity Yoga "Wings" Workshop
Crunch - Sunset, 8000 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
Saturday, July 12th - 45-minute sessions at 1:00, 2:00 & 3:00
Cost: FREE (See the front desk to sign-up)

This workshop is free and open to the public, so bring your friends!
Crunch has paired up with the aerial performance company, AntiGravity, to create a new workout class called AntiGravityYoga "Wings". The class uses the AntiGravity hammock, a soft fabric that is hung from the ceiling, to perform yoga poses and suspension techniques.
Using the AntiGravity Hammock as a supportive prop, participants practice traditional yoga postures as well as exercises derived from dance, Pilates, and strength conditioning.
Participants will also learn inverted poses to relieve compression in the joints, aligning the body from head-to-toe.
Results of this workout include increased flexibility and strength, better alignment and agility and a creative and fun workout!

Charity Concert: WATER with Dave Stringer
Yoga Works Center for Yoga, Los Angeles
Saturday, July 12th 8:00-11:00pm
Cost: $25 Concert Admission / $40 Admission + Provide Lifetime Supply Of Clean Water For A Family Of 10! (Cash and check only, please. Make checks payable to TMA)

A Kirtan Benefit Concert to Benefit Ganeshpuri Families with Dave Stringer and Special Guests C.C. White + Sapphron Obois
The bio-sand filter costs only $25 (US) to manufacture and install providing 12 gallons a day of clean water for a family of 10. The filter costs nothing to operate and maintain, runs without electricity and is 99% effective at eliminating disease-causing water impurities.
“Every 15 seconds a child dies from lack of access to clean water” -Indian Times

Zen Dancing Ritual World Concert with Micheline Berry
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, July 12th 8:30-10:00 PM
Cost: $15; $20 the day of

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.

Vinyasa Flow with Krista Cahill
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, July 13th 9:30-10:45am
Cost: FREE

Ambassador Krista Cahill, back for an encore! Come twist, bend and handstand with us in this sweaty Vinyasa Flow style class.

Yoga on the Green
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, July 13th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Jeff Bass for Yoga on the Green.

Sunday Yoga with Shantel
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, July 13th 10:00am
Cost: FREE

Please join us for this weekly Sunday morning yoga practice lead by Shantel. She teaches private and corporate Vinyasa Flow Yoga to improve cardivascular strength, breath awareness and agility.

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji & Pujya Swami Ramdeviji
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Sunday, July 13th 4:30-7:00 pm
Cost: FREE

Learn Pranayam and other yogic techniques from India's most eminent Yoga Guru.
Hear inpsiring, uplifting and transforming discourses from two of India' most revered Saints and have the opportunity to get answers to your questions!
Please arrive no later than 4:00 to ensure that you will be seated prior to the event.
The Pranayam class with Pujya Swami Ramdevji will begin at exactly 5:00 pm and WE WILL NOT SEAT STUDENTS after his class begins.
This will be a powerful event and we expect we will have to turn people away.
If you want to be assured that you will have a seat for this experience, we highly encourage you to come to Gurmukh's class at 2:30 pm.

BENEFIT CONCERT: ANAHATA - The Awareness Center Kirtan Band
Wahe Guru Kaur, Guruprasad Singh, and Baba Singh
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Sunday, July 13th 7:00pm
Cost: Love Donation Accepted

Wahe Guru Kaur, Guruprasad Singh and Baba Singh are three merry minstrels who were brought together to spread truth, light and love through sacred music. Our mission is to be of service, have fun and spread the joy of mantras and chanting with the world.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the family of Merlin Soph V. of Ambattur, India. Merlin is a third grade student at the Sneha Development Center. It is her 8th birthday on July 13th. We will be sending a love donation to help the family with daily living expenses.
ANAHATA…sharing heart centered awareness through devotional music

Kirtan with Joey Lugassy
True Yoga, 3625 E Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 322, Westlake Village
Sunday, July 13th 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: By Donation

Join us for a very special donation-only kirtan event featuring the amazingly talented artist Joey Lugassy, Matthew Hufschmidt and friends! Donations are welcome to defray the cost of the concert.
Everyone is welcome--tell your friends and bring them along. This will be an event to remember!

Kids Only Yoga!
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Wednesday, July 16th 11:00-11:45am
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Abbie Pechacek for our first ever in-store kids yoga class.
Are you a mom or dad looking for just a few minutes to browse our store without your stroller? You'll get the chance while our certified yoga instructor and educator, Abbie, leads your little ones through a 30 minute yoga class followed by arts and crafts.
Appropriate for children 3-6

Meditation with Jeff Gero
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, July 16th 8:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Come relax and meditate with LULULEMON ambassador Jeff Gero!

Exhale Soul presents World Book Aid in association with Project Chile - Yoga Bash 4 with David Romanelli
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Santa Monica
Thursday, July 17th 6:00-9:00 PM
Cost: Donation of $40 pre-registration for yoga class and $45 at the door + any used books greatly appreciated.

6pm: guest-gathering / silent auction begins
6:30pm to 7:30pm: yoga class
8:30pm: winners announced
Come join yoga teacher David Romanelli, Yahoo's Mind Body Expert and co-founder of At One Yoga, and musicians Dean De Benedictis and Vic Hennegan for an evening to benefit World Book Aid. The evening will include a yoga class, great music, food, wine and a silent auction with wonderful items up for auction...all to benefit World Book Aid - a charity which provides books, computers, and reading glasses to underprivileged areas around the world. This event is a focused drive to help a school in Chile.

Full Moon Yoga Hike with Hilary Kimblin
Michael Lane and Trailer Canyon Fire Road, Pacific Palisades
Friday, July 18th 7:00pm
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of

Yoga Under the Trees – literally!
Hike, breathe, stretch, and relax into nature’s bounty! Enjoy the peace of practicing yoga as it has been practiced in India for thousands of years – outdoors. Let Hilary take you off the beaten path and trek toward a better understanding of yourself.
Yoga Under The Trees is a great way to introduce a friend or partner to yoga and also a wonderful way to meet new people. Beginners and the “completely rigid and inflexible” welcome. Join a hike today and Find Peace in the Wild.
We will be on the trail by 7pm and back by 10pm. Please bring a yoga mat or towel, warm layers, water, a flashlight, decent walking shoes/boots, a snack to share, and a sense of adventure!
Please RSVP hilary@yogaunderthetrees.com or call 323.841.3606

Yoga to Lift Your Spirit
Yoga Works Center for Yoga, Los Angeles
Friday, July 18th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: Regular class rate

Join Joan Hyman and Matt Robinson for a special night of vinyasa flow mixed with global rhythms for the soul. This two hour class is designed to make you feel good with all the mood enhancer poses such as sun salutations, backbends, inversions, and twists followed by soothing forward bends. Feeding the soulful touch, DjMattnifique’s eclectic mixes will enhance your practice from within, never bombarding you from the outside. Just relax and let it flow!
Come join us and allow your spirit to soar!

Kirtan with Dave Stringer & Suzanne Sterling
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Friday, July 18th 8:00-10:00 PM
Cost: $20 in advance; $25 the day of

Join Dave and Suzanne as they blend their powerful voices together to explore the realms where the spiritual meets the scientific, ancient songs meet joyful contemporary expression, and opposites meet to dance in divine Leela or play. Flow with the rhythm of creation and dance with the pulse of life as you sing the names of the Divine on this mid-summer evening!
Both Dave and Suzanne are long time kirtan wallahs who bring a modern, improvisational and deeply spiritual interpretation to this ancient art form.

Yoga on the Green
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, July 20th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

join lululemon athletica and Lorin from Bikram Yoga Silverlake as he leads us through the Bikram series of 26 postures (asanas). Be ready to sweat!
For info about Bikram and the postures, go to www.bikramyogasilverlake.com

Sunday Yoga with Alicia Pal
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, July 20th 10:00am
Cost: FREE

Today's practice will be an Anusara-style yoga class by a dedicated yogi and a very special member of our local community, Alicia Pal.

Spirit Songs with Amy Sunshine Therrien
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Sunday, July 20th 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $25/adv or $35/day of

Creating Peace on Earth Begins Within Find your Voice! Experience Your Divine Self!
The Voice is one of our most powerful tools for Healing and Divine Connection. SpiritSongs is a workshop to inspire You to explore and embrace your own unique voice. You will be guided through a Sound Meditation, Toning on the Chakras, Vocalizing with a Crystal Bowl, Singing, and Chanting!

The Singing Body - The Way of the Goddess with Daniela Ardalla
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Friday, July 25th 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $30 per workshop if registered by the preceding Monday; $35 at the door

Singing, playing, and listening to devotional Indian music connects us with our spiritual bodies, uplifts our emotions and creates balance. In this introductory workshop, we’ll take a journey through vocal exercises in the Bilawal scale, toning, vibration and rhythms, concluding with beautiful traditional songs accompanied with the tamboura and other guest instruments.

Yoga Side of the Moon with Andres Salcedo
Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturday, July 26th 8:00pm
Cost: $11 Suggested Donation

A yogic journey through the Pink Floyd Album Dark Side of the Moon

Off the Mat Donation Based Yoga Class
lululemon South Bay, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, July 27th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: $20 Suggested donation

Off the Mat organization is raising money to benefit the Cambodian Children's Fund. Julie Rader will lead the yoga practice with live music from Wah!

Yoga on the Green w/ Heartbeat House
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, July 27th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

join lululemon athletica and July studio of the Month, Heartbeat House, for Yoga on the Green. Lauren Maher will be leading this class that blends Kundalini and Hatha Yoga.

Anusara-Inspired yoga with ambassador Georgina Purple
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Sunday, July 27th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Join us for an evening of anusara-inspired yoga with lululemon ambassador Georgina Purple!

Sunday Yoga with Steve Hsu
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, July 27th 10:00am
Cost: FREE

Please join us for an all levels yoga class taught by Steve Hsu.

Open House with Swami Kriyananda
Ananda LA, Santa Monica
Sunday, July 27th 11:00am-1:00pm
Cost: FREE

Join us for a rare weekend with one of the world’s leading spiritual teachers, Swami Kriyananda for his only program this year in Los Angeles.
Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, will lead a Dedication and Open House with refreshments and entertainment. Browse Ananda Lifestyles Boutique and learn about what Ananda LA offers to you. Everyone welcome.

i realize that this is the JULY list, but these fun events in early AUGUST are not to be missed (besides, i haven't compiled my august list yet):

Charity Class: Poses for Paws
Yoga Works Main Street, Santa Monica
Friday, August 1st 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: By Donation

Join Kathryn Budig, Jesse Schein and Sara Ivanhoe for an evening of live music and celebration for the animals in our lives.
Enjoy a full flow class broken up between the teachers focusing on the unconditional love and joy that animals create in our lives and how to channel and give back. There will be a raffle full of yoga goodies after the class as well as raw organic chocolate for sale and the chance to purchase a portrait of your animal by the incredibly talented Robert Sturman. All of your donations will benefit The Lange Foundation (www.langefoundation.com).
Poses for Paws was created by Kathryn Budig and Jesse Schein as a way to repay the love that animals bring into our lives. Our mission is to raise money through yoga to donate to local animal shelters and organizations who thrive to provide a loving life to those less fortunate. 100% of your donations will go to The Lange Foundation. 100% of your love is needed and appreciated. www.posesforpaws.com

Vinyasa Flow + Kirtan for Charity!
Lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Friday, August 1st 7:30pm
Cost: $30 Suggested Donation

Ambassador Krista Cahill has been a passionate advocate for Operation Shanti, a charity helping homeless orphans in Mysore, India (the birth place of Ashtanga Yoga), and now she's giving us the opportunity to help her!
We will be holding an awesome Vinyasa Flow class taught by 3 ambassadors at once: Krista Cahill, Brock Cahill, and Chris Chavez. Each will be teaching a small sample of the class giving you a chance to meet and experience all three of their styles in one wonderful evening. To follow will be a Kirtan led by the talented Daniel Stewart of Rising Lotus Yoga! Munchies and drinks will be provided as well.
Suggested donation will be $30 to be given to Operation Shanti. For more information on Operation Shanti please visit www.operation-shanti.org.
Class will begin at 7:30pm.
See you all there for a night of fun and the joy of giving!

Kirtan with Dave Stringer
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Saturday, August 2nd 8:00-11:00pm
Cost: $20 in advance / $25 at the door

Black Dog is honored to host this amazing musician and would be thrilled to have you, as part of our treasured community, come down and rock your Shakti! Dave's fun and hip style makes for an unforgettable and moving Kirtan experience!