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Thursday, September 04, 2008

it's back to school time again

and now that summer's over, we finally see the return of a packed yoga calendar -- including many FREE classes!

there's some really good stuff on this list... including the big global mala bash on the 21st!

keep checking back for updates, because there's bound to be more...

ongoing events:

BodyFreedom -- Experience Profound Healing Through Dance with Tarnie Fulloon
The Awareness Center, Pasadena
Mondays, 7:30 – 9:00pm, August 4th - Sept. 29th
Thursdays, 9:00 – 10:30am, Aug. 7th – Sept. 25th
Cost: $97 Series of 6, $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

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.

Kids Fitness Classes
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Every Wednesday 3:00pm
Cost: FREE

Complimentary Kids Fitness classes on Wednesdays at 3:00pm.
(see "other events" section below for scheduled yoga classes)

Yoga For A Cause
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Every Wednesday 4:30pm
Cost: By Donation

Join Laurie Searle For This Inspiring All levels Class!
A weekly all levels flow class with the intention of raising awareness for the issues we care about as a studio and community. Although this is not a donations class, donations are collected at the box hanging at the front desk and go directly to the cause. No donation is too small. This class is sponsored by www.ewishingwell.org

Community Fitness Classes
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Every Wednesday 8:30-9:30pm
Every Sunday 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Complimentary Community Fitness classes on Wednesdays at 9:30 pm and Sundays at 9:30 am.
(see "other events" section below for scheduled yoga classes)

Yoga for Runners with Steve Mackel
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Every Thursday 6:30-7:30pm (except Sept 4th)
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.
Bringing your own mat is encouraged as we practice on the grass. As classes fill up quickly, especially for the weekly "Yoga for Runners" and space is limited, please come early.
Please dress in layers so that you may remove articles as you warm-up during the class.
**we meet at Parking Lot I all the way a the south end by the aquatic center.
**Run is 6:30-7:10
**Yoga is 7:15-8:00.
*WEATHER PERMITTING. Please check the events section for further information if it is a rain day.

Yoga and the Environment
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Five Thursdays starting Aug 14th, 7:00-8:30pm
Cost: $75 for the series of 5 lectures ($65 for members)

During our recent 5-week course on how to care for the environment we learned from Joanne Poyourow of Environmental Changemakers, the necessity to re-think many of what we consider to be 'normal' behaviors, because they are leading us to 'outrageously' unsustainable lifestyles.
The core of our behaviors and actions is based on our ethics and morals. As yogis, we have the yamas and niyamas of Sage Patanjali to guide us. In this second 5-week course on Yoga and the Environment, Vidya Chaitanya will introduce the yamas and niyamas and explore the environmental implications of not living according to yoga's 'Ten Commandments', including practical examples of what we all can do.
The paradigm shift urgently required over the next few years involves a shift in spiritual values so that we once more honor our connection with nature and the environment and live our lives accordingly. This course is open to anyone who wishes to live with more environmental awareness and create a more sustainable world.

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
Every Saturday 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 (powersoulyoga.com)
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

Every Sunday we host a complimentary fitness class featuring different styles of yoga, pilates, dance and personal training. All levels welcome - perfect for beginner, intermediate or advanced practitioners. 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)

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

All levels flow yoga class from 9:30-10:30am
Sept 7th - Michele Agosti
Sept 14th - Deborah Macauley and Sandra Liew

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

September Weekly Yoga hosted by TruYoga!!!
lululemon Santa Monica, 331 Santa Monica Blvd
Every Sunday 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE

All of September we are partnering with a wonderful, neighborhood and eco-friendly studio to offer you our complimentary classes. TruYoga is a hidden gem in Santa Monica, resting in the Yahoo center it has fabulous teachers and a gorgeous practice room.
Come see what their teachers have to offer starting September 7th.
Sept 7th - Sura Kim
Sept 14th - TBA
Sept 21st - Marlize Joubert
Sept 28th - Aras Baskauskas

Yoga Groove, North Hollywood
Friday, Sept 5th (1st Friday of the month) 8:00-9:15pm
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

Join Billy Gill for a very special night of live original music.

Kirtan in the Canyon with Andrew and Michele and Friends
Yoga Desa, Topanga
Saturday, Sept 6th (1st Saturday of the 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.

Karma Yoga Party
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, Sept 7th (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 "Koyaanisqatsi"

Community Nights at City Yoga: Mantra, a sonic universe with Noah Maze
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Tuesday, Sept 9th (2nd Tuesday of the month) 7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Mantras are not mystical or magical syllables, they are powerful ways to participate in a world that IS resonant vibration. Join Noah for this educational and experiential session. We will explore teachings and practices and levels of Mantra.

CANCELED -- for a good reason:
Noah is a Daddy!
Congrats to Noah & Tracy on their newborn baby girl!

Kirtan with Daniel, Larry, Sarah and Friends
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Friday, Sept 12th (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...

Chanting with Steve Ross
Maha Yoga, Brentwood
Friday, Sept 19th (Once a month) 8:00pm
Cost: A Donation for our musicians

This month: Live Recording of Ecstatic Chanting with Steve Ross
Lend your vocals to help us at this special live chant recording. Wear comfortable clothing, bring a cushion, and prepare to be transported.
Please bring your family and friends. Ages 15 and up for this event.

Kirtan (call and response chanting) with Travis Eliot and Friends
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, Sept 27th (4th Saturday of the month) 8:00-9:30pm
Cost: By Donation

other special events:

Men's Night with Anthony Benenati
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Tuesday, Sept 2nd 7:30pm
Cost: By Donation

Wow, who would have thought 40 men would come to practice yoga and listening to each other!!! Well, you did and you want more. (typical guys)
So here you go. We will start off the night with the topic of aggression. What do I do with it? Where does it come from? Am I wrong for feeling it?
After, we will move that energy on our mats and then talk some more. Plan on 2 hours.

Kids Only Yoga with Abbie Rose
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Wednesday, Sept 3rd 3:00pm
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Abbie Rose for a Kids Only Yoga class!

Anusara-Inspired Yoga with Ambassador Georgina Purple
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, Sept 3rd 8:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Come join ambassador Georgina Purple with Anusara-inspired Yoga! The class consists of the "Universal Principles of Alignment", involving "heart opening" postures, focusing on the spiritual/meditative benefits of yoga.

108 Om's with Heather, Christy, Bekah & Nicole
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Friday, Sept 5th 8:30-10:00pm
Cost: Donation Only!Proceeds from this event will be donated to Yoga Month/Global Mala charities

As Yoga Month begins to unfold, we want to take the time to unite our voices in the sacred sound of Om with the intention of raising awareness and creating a healing space for both us and our Mother Earth.

Flow: The Movie
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Saturday, Sept 6th 7:00-9:30pm
Cost: $10 suggested donation

“Water is the sleeping giant issue of the 21st Century and we all need to wake up about it. FLOW opens our eyes about the greatest threat of our time - the global water crisis. It is a compelling and passionate film. Its engaging narrative will grip the viewer.”
-- Robert Redford
Golden Bridge is thrilled to offer our community a pre-release screening of Irena Salina’s award-winning documentary FLOW, an investigation into what experts label the most important political and environmental issue of the 21st Century - The World Water Crisis. FLOW builds a case against the growing privatization of the world’s dwindling fresh water supply with an unflinching focus on politics, pollution, human rights, and the emergence of a domineering world water cartel. Interviews with scientists and activists intelligently reveal the rapidly building crisis, at both the global and human scale, and the film introduces many of the governmental and corporate culprits behind the water grab, while begging the question “Can anyone really own water?”
Beyond identifying the problem, FLOW also gives viewers a look at the people and institutions providing practical solutions to the water crisis and those developing new technologies, which are fast becoming blueprints for a successful global and economic turnaround.
Following the film, we are pleased to present a Q&A with the producer of the film, Steven Starr, and Rene Maas of Food & Water Watch.
All proceeds from this screening will be used to support clean water initiatives in India.

Yoga on the Green with Yoga Groove
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, Sept 7th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Courtney from Yoga Groove for Yoga on the Green.

One Year Plaza El Segundo lululemon athletica Anniversary Party!
lululemon athletica Plaza El Segundo
Sunday, Sept 7th 1:00-4:00pm
Cost: FREE

Please join us for a day of fun and celebration...
9:30am - 10:30am Yoga Flow with Michele Agosti
1:00pm - Yoga Pose Workshop with Bonnie Johanson
2:00pm - Pilates demo with Leila Cunningham
2:30pm - AVP Volleyball Skills with Sarah Straton
3:00pm - Spinning Demo with Lisa Ellerton
All events are complimentary, and we would love for you to join us for one or all.

Yogalattes with Elisa from UCLA
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Sept 7th 9:30-10:45am
Cost: FREE

Come get geared up for school with our featured teacher of the week from UCLA - Elissa Terry. A Fusion Yoga and Pilates class to work your body and tone your core.

Yoga on the Green with Courtney from YOGA GROOVE
lululemon Glendale, The Green at The Americana at Brand
Sunday, Sept 7th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Come join us for yoga and the launch of "Metamorposis" our goal challenge!

Turn Your World Upside Down with Keric Morinaga
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Sunday, Sept 7th 1:30-4:30pm
Cost: $30 by Sep 1st/ $35 after (Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to Yoga Month/Global Mala charities)

Most of us are on our feet or sitting down throughout the day. In the evening, we might find time to relax and recline in the comfort of our homes. We rarely find ourselves upside down or on our hands. Being upside down and/or off our feet can be exhilarating and fun. It can also be disorienting or even a little scary. Inversions and arms balances quite literally turn our world upside down and change our point of view. Practicing these challenging poses helps to cultivate courage, confidence and playfulness. Moving outside our comfort zones can often lead us to places of deeper awareness and exhilarating bliss.
Come join Keric for this fun-filled sequence that will get you off your feet and flip your world upside down. The workshop will include a full spectrum of poses designed to prepare you for the challenges of inversions and arm balances. Bring an open heart and an open mind. You'll learn alignment in a safe and sensitive environment.
All levels are welcome.

Yoga with Rebecca Benenati and the TreePeople
S. Mark Taper Foundation Amphitheatre, Coldwater Canyon Park
Sunday, September 7th 4:00pm
Cost: $15.00. TreePeople members & seniors: $10.00

Rebecca Benenati, co-owner of popular City Yoga, finds joy in the everyday just as she finds it in every yoga practice - whether she’s teaching, taking a class herself or running her own studio with her husband, Anthony. Come learn yoga in this mixed-level class in our beautiful venue on this quiet Sunday afternoon. Space is limited. Please provide your own yoga mat. Class will be 75 minutes.

Revive Yoga, Chatsworth
Tuesday, Sept 9th
Cost: FREE

Come celebrate 2 amazing years at Revive Yoga. On Tuesday September 9th enjoy FREE classes ALL DAY...bring a friend or two and share your love of Yoga!

Kids Only Yoga with Silverlake Yoga
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Wednesday, Sept 10th 3:00pm
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Silverlake Yoga for a Kids Only Yoga class!

Yoga workshop with Taryn Hughes
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, Sept 10th 8:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Let your inner teen out during this transformational hour of yoga and meditation!
Executive Director Taryn Hughes will lead class as if you are a room full of teens. Tossing lineage traditions aside, Taryn focuses on building community, acceptance and esteem through an interactive and multi-layered setting.
YA’s (Youth-Abilitation) demo class offers a unique opportunity to connect with the spirit of today’s youth by experiencing a modern processing of age old teachings while hearing first-hand experiences of Taryn's work with incarcerated and disadvantaged young people, as well as youth in your own community.

Community Yoga at Nettwerk Music with Chris Chavez
The SYNC, 1545 Wilcox Ave, Suite 200, Hollywood
Thursday, Sept 11th 7:00pm
Cost: FREE

Chris Chavez will once again be joining with Nettwerk Music to offer a free community yoga class in an effort to expand the community of rock & roll yogis!
The class will take place at the hip Nettwerk Music offices in Hollywood at 7pm.
Classes have been building and there's a fantastic group of people from all over the city turning out for this free community event! Come and rock out yogi style!!!
There is plenty of visitor parking in the back, enter on Selma and dial 200 to be let in.

Partner Yoga with Leeann Carey
Yoga Works South Bay, El Segundo
Saturday, Sept 13th 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $55 by 8/30; $65 after 8/30 (per couple)

Deepen your relationship to self while you give and receive support in yoga postures.

Yoggae in Harmony with Jahmark and the Soulshakers
Harmony Yoga, Redondo Beach
Saturday, Sept 13th - Yoga classes starting at 2:30, Live reggae at 7:00pm
Cost: By Donation

All Proceeds to benefit youth of Sol Adventurers Foundation, a non-profit organization that assists disenfranchised individuals to discover their gifts and follow their path. We are currently raising funds for youth in Jamaica.
~ Food and Craft Vendors
~ 50/50 Raffle Silent Auction

Kirtan with Terra and BhaktiMa
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, Sept 13th 8:00pm
Cost: Suggested donation $10

Please join us for a night-filled celebration of chanting and bliss!

Yoga on the Green with Yoga Groove
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, Sept 14th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Wendy O. from Yoga Groove for Yoga on the Green.

Sunday Yoga with Alicia Pal
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Sept 14th 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.

Create Your Own Mandala with Priscilla Williams & Dana Chaisson
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Sunday, Sept 14th 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $30 by Sep 1st / $35 after (Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to Yoga Month/Global Mala charities)

Ever wonder what a mandala is?
A few mandalas that you may be familiar with are the compass, labyrinth, Stonehenge, yin-yang, dreamcatcher and coins. A mandala is a circle or orb that serves as a tool of concentration and a medium for the soul. Like yoga, mandalas are the merging of body, mind and spirit and helps you discover the real you.
This workshop will give a background of mandalas and their many uses in various cultures and traditions. You will also learn how to make and use your own mandalas focusing on the ways to artistically express your true self through creativity, meditation, visualization and relaxation.
What to bring:
We will have crayons, paper and stencils on hand. If you would like to use another medium such as colored pencils, markers or pastels, please bring your own
If you wish, you can frame your art, but if you want to wear it please bring a light colored t-shirt or other flat garment that we can iron your mandala onto (ie: canvas bag, pillow cover or non-ribbed tank-top)
If you have a journal, please bring it to record your experiences
Please wear comfortable clothing

Champagne and Shavasana at Shade Hotel
Shade Hotel Sky Deck: 1221 N. Valley Dr, Manhattan Beach
Monday, Sept 15th 6:30-7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Celebrate yoga month with lululemon athletica on the Sky Deck at Shade Hotel as Chappell from Harmony Yoga leads us in a complimentary, vinyasa flow yoga class.

Women's Night with Rebecca Benenati
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Tuesday, Sept 16th 7:30pm
Cost: By Donation

Come gather for another night of exploring the power and beauty of being a Goddess. We will move, discuss and mediate. Bring your journal again and this time, bring a picture of your Mom or any female role model you have.

Mala for a Cause - a Sun Salutation Marathon
Inner Harmony Yoga, San Pedro
Wednesday, Sept 17th, 6:00pm
Cost: By Donation

Save the date!! Inner Harmony is having our very own version of the Global Mala for World Peace(www.globalmala.org). Our Wednesday Flow class has decided to choose personal charities and solicit sponsors in a Sun salutation marathon. A Mala has 108 beads, our students will strive to complete the number of rounds their bodies can perform. I'm sure they'll far surpass 108 total. Inner Harmony is sponsoring each student $1 per round. If any of you are interested in taking part in the event, please contact me. All of you are invited and encouraged to sponsor a student (or a total) and also to attend the event.
Sign up sheets will be available in the studio.

Partner Yoga with ambassadors Diana and Stefan Storace
lululemon Calabasas, 4719 Commons Way
Wednesday, Sept 17th 8:30-9:30pm
Cost: FREE

Come join partner yoga with Garden of yogas teachers Diana and Stefan Storace. Partner yoga consists of conscious breathing, movement, touch and interdependent partnership; ultimately as a means of creating trust, understanding and harmony amongst each other.

"Sharkwater" Benefit Class and Film
Yoga Loft, Manhattan Beach
Friday, Sept 19th 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: $35 suggested donation

Join teachers Brock and Krista Cahill for an evening of challenging flow, a screening of the "Sharkwater" documentary, discussion, and snacks/beverages!
In this true-life documentary, "Sharkwater" director and biologist Rob Stewart sets out on a journey through 15 countries over five years, documenting the plight of our oceans through the eyes of one of the world's most misunderstood creatures, the shark.
As species of sharks are becoming extinct due to poaching, the balance of marine ecosystems is being destroyed. With stunning cinematography as a backdrop, this film reveals that sharks are not man-eating monsters and need our help!
For further info, please visit www.sharkwater.com.

Fall Equinox 108 Salutes to Live music
Free Spirit Yoga, Long Beach
Friday, Sept 19th 7:15pm
Cost: $25 pre-registration, $35 at the door

Bring in the Fall Equinox with 108 Sun Salutations to Live Music. Joel Long will play the Sitar and Drums to guide you on your transformative journey while Lonne will lead you through various forms of sun salutations. Cleanse and purify for the new season. You will need a small towel, yoga mat & some water. Space is limited. Friday September 19th beginning at 7:15pm.

Yoga Groove Dance Night with Karen Russell
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Friday, Sept 19th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica's Glendale Ambassador, Karen Russell, for a night of dance and yoga including a Haitian dance-inspired warm-up.

Kirtan with Michael Dunn and the Chant Band
Yoga Works Pacific Palisades
Friday, Sept 19th 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 early, $20 at the door

Greet fall with an evening of heart-warming chanting with Michael Dunn and the Chant Band.

Yoga Trance Dance with Christy Marsden
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Friday, Sept 19th 8:30-10:30pm
Cost: Suggested Donation $20 (Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to Yoga Month/Global Mala charities)

Yoga Trance DanceTM is an exploration of the eternal flow of natural movement through yoga. Beginning with sahaja prana yoga or the experience of prana initiating yogasanas, yoga trance dance flows in an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one's creative life-force and cultivate embodied freedom.
Be prepared to sweat!! And for those not so into "free-form", not to worry, it is a guided adventure!

On Fire - A Illumined Night of Rumi, Passion and Sacred Activism
Ignited - A Blazing Day of Rumi, Passion and Sacred Activism
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Friday, Sept 19th 8:00-10:00 PM
Saturday, Sept 20th 12:30-4:00 PM
Cost: $30; $25 before September 5th, $60 for both Friday evening + Saturday afternoon sessions

Evening and Afternoon Workshop with Andrew Harvey and Shiva Rea leading movement meditation
"The one hope for the future lies, I believe, in Sacred Activism - the fusion of the deepest spiritual knowledge and passion with clear, wise, radical action in all the arenas of the world, inner and outer.
We have very little time in which to awaken and transform ourselves, to be able to preserve the planet, and to heal the divisions between the powerful and the powerless.
Let us go forward now with firm resolve and profound dedication." --Andrew Harvey
Sacred Activism is the product of the union of a profound spiritual and mystical knowledge and understanding, and its attendant compassion, peace, energy, clarity and vision, with focused, wise, radical action in the world.
As uniquely envisioned by Andrew Harvey, Sacred Activism is one solution to the world’s crises to which ordinary people can make a real and profound necessary contribution. This evening and afternoon gathering offer a profound experience of what Sacred Activism can contribute to the inner and outer worlds, mystical practices for activists, and a deep grounding of the mystical journey as understood by major mystical traditions.

108 Sun Salutes with Nicole Honnig
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Saturday, Sept 20th 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: Suggested Donation $20 (Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to Yoga Month/Global Mala charities)

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

108 Sun Salutes with Teachers from South Bay and Beyond
Lyfe Yoga Center, Hermosa Beach
Saturday, Sept 20th 1:30pm
Cost: $40

Bring the fall equinox in with LYFE's version of 108 sun salutes...experience the diversity of yoga as teachers from around the area participate in this wonderful event: Valinda Cochella, Marla Wedge, Erika Faith, Simone Market, Michael Ruccolo and more!

Kirtan with BhaktiMa and Wah!
Lyfe Yoga Center, Hermosa Beach
Saturday, Sept 20th 6:00pm
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.

Equinox - Day of Peace Celebration with Gurmukh, Tej and Harijiwan
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Saturday, Sept 20th 7:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $20/adv or $30/day of

When peace and balance shall come to your hearts though magnificent grace
Grace is untouchable. When we open to the understanding of true grace we are kissed by God. We have grown complacent in our use and misuse of inner power. Power is an energy much like grace. However, grace is our true inheritance in consciousness. In this evening, experience rising above all situations into a realization of true, pure exalted oneness with Divinity. Our real power is beyond power; it is grace. Come and receive all empowering blessings of new consciousness.
Balance. Peace. Love.

The Global Mala Project with Daniel Stewart
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Saturday, Sept 20th 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: Suggested donation $15 for the mala or the kirtan, $25 for both

Put your Yoga where your heart is and practice Karma Yoga with us.
Join Daniel (Claire will be there in spirit) in a Mala of 27 Sun Salutes followed by a joyous Kirtan in support of the Global Mala Project, Yoga Month and the UN International Peace Day. All proceeds go to charities that support Children here and around the world.
The Mala is limited to 35 people, the Kirtan will be open to more. The Global Mala is a project uniting 108 Yoga Studios, 1008 Teachers and 10,000 people to raise consciousness and funds addressing Global Warming, Aids, and Children Refugees of War.
Mala begins at 7, Kirtan begins at 8:15.
Join us to take our yoga off the mat and into the community for change!

Yoga Health Festival with Global Mala - Los Angeles
Loyola Marymount, 1 LMU Drive, Westchester
Saturday and Sunday, September 20th-21st from 9am - 7pm each day
Cost: $25 per workshop / $29 Global Mala event / $55 VIP PASS includes preferred seating and unlimited access at all events including all workshops, benefit concert, yoga wear super sale and Global Mala (reg. $ 279)

Once a year the yoga community comes together to celebrate. Join thousands of health conscious people from all walks of life. Meet friends, network and be inspired.
FREE FESTIVAL ADMISSION (in English and Spanish)
~Yogamates.com Stage with lectures, yoga classes and entertainment
Free Community Classes:
Luke Ketterhagen Sat. 9am/10am and Sun. 10am
Sadie Nardini Sat. 4pm and Sun. 11am,
LA YOGA lecture series Sat. 11am-4pm
Product sampling sponsored by SOYJOY
~ Over 100 yoga, health and green exhibitors with empowering products
~ Yoga Wear Super Sales - brand name clothing up to 50% off
~ Kids Zone - Youth Enrichment classes and fun activities for the whole family
FREE BENEFIT CONCERT presented by Yogi Times - Saturday 6:00-10:00pm
6:15pm - Yoga Dance Performance presented by Yoga Groove
6:30pm - EEDAY and Urban Fire - Crossover Reggae & Dance Hall to touch your soul. Featuring James Eeday and the original members of Urban Fire, including Rodney Sheppard from Sugar Ray.
7:30pm - Featuring Lili Haydn the "Jimi Hendrix of the violin”, equal parts Kate Bush and Pink Floyd, with lyrics in search of peace and passion.
8:30pm - Neo-Soul R & B Sensation Lina and band
9:15pm - Dance Party with DJ Dragonfly and rising star MC Yogi
WORKSHOPS - Saturday and Sunday 9:00am - 7:00pm
~~ Saturday 9/20 ~~
9am-11am - Flex & Flow with Beth Shaw
9am-11am - Yoga Y Vida Saludable Para Latinos / Yoga and healthy living for Latinos with Lina Haskel
9am-11am - Play Yoga with Rainbeau Mars
11am-1pm - Discover Your Power of Healing with Yoga with Hillary Rubin
11am-1pm - Sports Yoga with Billy Assad
11am-1pm - Vinyasa flow with Wade Imre Morissette
1pm-3pm - Power Yoga: Meditation in Motion with Bryan Kest
1pm-3pm - Boot Camp for Goddesses Introduction with Sierra Bender
1pm-3pm - Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga - MindBody Transformation with Sadie Nardini
3pm-5pm - The Science of Yoga and Yoga Therapy with Timothy McCall MD
3pm-5pm - Family Yoga workshop / Taller de Yoga para la Familia with Natalie Stawsky
5pm-7pm - Chakra Journey with Mykal Aubry
5pm-7pm - Yoga for Stress and Anxiety with Hala Khouri
~~ Sunday 9/21 ~~
9am-12am - Off the Mat into the World: Turning intention into action with Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling
9am-11am - Yoga 101 introduccion a yoga with Natalie Stawsky
9am-11am - Powerful Feminine Yoga with Alanna Zabel
11am-1pm - Prime of Life Yoga with Larry Payne PhD
11am-1pm - Joyful Yoga, The Unity of Yoga and Indian Dance with Hemalayaa
12pm-2pm - Goddess Warrior Workout with Sierra Bender
1pm-7pm - Global Mala Sacred Movement and Music with Shiva Rea, Gurmukh, Donna de Lory, Wah! and others
Join thousands of friends at the Global Mala Yoga for Peace Ritual—six hours of sacred movement and music featuring inspiring teachers and musicians. The Sanskrit word “mala” usually refers to the strand of prayer beads used in counting repetitions of prayers during meditation. It can also describe a series of yoga poses—a garland of yoga. The Global Mala project unites the worldwide yoga community to form a mala around the planet coinciding with the autumn equinox, as an offering to further the United Nations International Peace Day. Embark on the unbroken tradition of kundalini yoga with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa; 108 sun salutations hosted by Shiva Rea, Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and teachers from 108 southern California yoga studios/centers; sacred music with Donna De Lory, Govindas and Radha, Joey Lugassy, Saul David Raye, Suzanne Sterling, Wah!, and Wade Imre Morrissette; yoga trance dance ignited by Shiva Rea with DJ Dragonfly. The evening concludes with kirtan—a blissful 108-repetition cycle of Om chanting with the members of the Global Mala Project Sacred Music Members.

Yoga Mala - 108 Sun Salutations
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Sunday, Sept 21st 7:00-8:30am
Cost: FREE

Join us in celebration of the autumn equinox, and the final days of summer! We'll have four teachers leading 27 salutations each. You are invited to stay for all 108, or as many as you can handle. Class will be held in the North Studio. We'll start at 7:00 am sharp to be sure we can finish in plenty of time for the 9:00 am class.

Yoga on the Green with Yoga Groove
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, Sept 21st 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Jennifer Bloom from Yoga Groove for Yoga on the Green.

Fall Equinox Creation Workshop with Bekah Finch
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Sunday, Sept 21st 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: Donation Only (Partial proceeds from this event will be donated to Yoga Month/Global Mala charities)

Fall Equinox is the day of evaluation and gratitude. Day and night stand equal one last time before the days grow shorter and the nights longer. What have we been working for this year? Where has our energy been? it's a time to do our checks and balances and get honest with what we are trying to create in our lives. But above all, can we give thanks for what we have?? Join Bekah for an afternoon of asana, meditation, visualization and creation as we welcome the fall and honor the harvest.

YOGA MALA: 108 Sun Salutes Celebrating the Autumn Equinox with Jo Tastula
Yoga Loft, Manhattan Beach
Sunday, Sept 21st 2:30-5:00pm
Cost: $25/$30 at door

Acro Yoga on the Green with Yoga Groove
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, Sept 21st 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Lara Catone from Yoga Groove for AcroYoga on the Green.
AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving-kindness of Thai massage and the dynamic power of acrobatics. We will explore the support of community through basic partner work. All levels welcome, familiarity with yoga recommended. NO PARTNER NECESSARY!

Kids Only Yoga with Silverlake Yoga
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Wednesday, Sept 24th 3:00pm
Cost: FREE

Join lululemon athletica and Silverlake Yoga for a Kids Only Yoga class!

Yoga Month charity class with DJ DREZ and Jo Tastula
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Thursday, Sept 25th 7:00AM
Cost: Regular class rate (Jo is donating her share to the Yoga Month charities)

If you joined us last Spring Equinox for class with the master mixer DJ Drez you know you'll be in for a real treat!
Drez is groove personified. Let's blow it up, 7 a.m'ers!

Fundraiser for Cambodia Children's Fund
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Friday, Sept 26th 7:30pm
Cost: $20 Suggested donation

COME SUPPORT! The fundraiser will consist of a yoga class led by renowned LA yoga instructor - Kathryn Budig (www.kathrynbudig.com) The suggested donation for this class is $20 and will go towards the Cambodia's Children Fund which helps Cambodia's poorest, most undereducated and most vulnerable children receive comprehensive healthcare, education and vocational training. Parking across the street is $3 after 6pm.

The Lake Shrine World Peace and Healing Event
SRF Lake Shrine, 17190 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades
Saturday, Sept 27th 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: FREE

The Self-Realization Fellowship invites you to The Lake Shrine World Peace & Healing Event - in honor of the International Day of Peace and National Yoga Month. Come and experience a deeper aspect of yoga - the practice of meditation - as well as techniques for healing and world peace taught by Paramahansa Yogananda, the father of Yoga in the West. Set in the beautiful meditation gardens of the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial, the event will include a talk by Brother Atmananda, practice of Paramahansa Yogananda's technique for healing and prayer for world peace, as well as spirited kirtan led by Michael Dunn and The Chant Band, followed by delicious chai and samosas.

An Evening of Classical Delight Presented by Rupak School of World Music
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, Sept 27th 5:00pm

A Los Angeles based 'Not for Profit' Organization featuring:
Unique Tabla and Shreekhole Duet by Barman Brothers www.madhugopal.com
Sitar Recital by Partha Bose www.thesitarist.com
Tabla accompaniment by Debasish Chaudhuri www.debasishchaudhuri.com
School info: www.rupakschoolofmusic.org

Off the Mat Benefit Party
612 36th Street, Manhattan Beach (Tree Section)
Saturday, Sept 27th 5:00pm
Cost: $25 Suggested donation

Please join us as we support Benjamin Fucunan(host) in raising donations for the Cambodian Children's fund. Partake in a silent auction and dancing under the stars to Koolanesian Heart island music with a special guest DJ appearance. For more information visit www.handinhandforcambodia.org.

Kirtan Concert with Kalidas
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey
Saturday, Sept 27th 7:00pm

Kalidas will present an evening of sacred chanting. He has played kirtan music all over the Southwest and India and has earned praise from seasoned kirtan artists like Jai Uttal and Govindas. Join us for this special Ma kirtan. An excellent drummer, Dahveed will accompany Kalidas as well.
Hear sound clips at www.kalidasmusic.com

Vinyasa Flow with our Ambassador Raghunath!!
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 North Beverly Drive
Sunday, Sept 28th 9:30am
Cost: FREE

Come join us for this INCREDIBLE class feauturing one of our favorite instructors! Hes only in town for a short while and has agreed to make a guest appearance at our store - dont miss out on this opportunity!! Snacks and refreshments to follow as alway - all levels welcome!

Yoga Groove presents Acro Yoga on the Green
lululemon Glendale, 233 South Brand Avenue
Sunday, Sept 28th 9:30am
Cost: FREE

Practice graceful movement inspired by the acrobatic arts and yoga. You will not want to miss this special Acro Yoga class.

Yoga Class with Lyfe Yoga's Ben Fritz!
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Sunday, Sept 28th 9:30-10:30am
Cost: FREE

Join us for a Yoga class (all levels welcome)!

Sunday Yoga With Ann O'Brien
lululemon Pasadena, 110 W Colorado Blvd
Sunday, Sept 28th 10:00am
Cost: FREE

If you came to our one-year anniversary celebration at the store and took Ann O'Brien's Vinyasa flow class, get ready for more. Ann will be leading an all levels yoga with meditation.

Rhythmic Flow Yoga with Kristin Cooper and the Kunga Drummers
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Sunday, Sept 28th 12:30-3:00pm
Cost: $35 in advance / $40 day of

Rhythmic flow consists of four elemental practices: Earth, Water, Air, and Fire. Each elemental practice is a synthesis of specific vinyasa sequencing and kriyas, along with intentional visualizations, instrumentation, and rhythms. As the practice and rhythms build, the action of movement and sound create the power to transform. Kristin guides the practice, gradually leading into a personal prana sadhana, where you will have the opportunity to move into your own free form expression of yoga while the drummers accompany you.
Open to experienced beginners and above.

Yoga with TRUYOGA's Aras Baskauskas AT TRUYOGA STUDIO (sponsored by lululemon Santa Monica)
TruYoga Studio (in the YAHOO! Center), 2425 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica
Sunday, Sept 28th 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Come join us for Sunday evening yoga AT TruYoga Studio with Aras Baskauskas.
Parking: FREE VALET; Enter at 2401 Colorado Ave, take elevator to first level

Fundraiser Yoga Class with Tom Morley
Maha Yoga, Brentwood
Sunday, Sept 28th 7:30pm
Cost: By Donation

Please join us for a very special fundraiser yoga class taught by Tom Morley.
Please bring a cash or check donation to help the AJ Fund. The AJ Fund has been set up to help pay mounting medical bills for AJ Kaynatma who lies in a coma without medicare or sufficient insurance coverage.
Bring a mat, towel and your beautiful open hearts.
For more information on AJ, please visit caringbridge.org/visit/ajkaynatma

Yoga and Stretching for Athletes
lululemon South Bay, 2008A East Park Place
Tuesday, Sept 30th 7:30-8:30pm
Cost: FREE

Join Michael Ruccolo from Lyfe Yoga Center as he teaches us how to incorporate yoga and stretching into our busy athletic routines; outlining the best stretches and practices for your particular sport. All levels are welcome! Plan to move so wear comfortable gear.