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Friday, May 15, 2009

before i dash out the door...

i can't seem to figure out where the week went. it seems like just yesterday when i was running from kirtan to kirtan... and that was last saturday!

anyway, speaking of running around, it looks like i'll have to do that again this weekend because there are so many good events to go to! maybe i'll see you at one of them?

Inner Light Shine with Stephanie Phelan
Maha Yoga, Los Angeles
Friday, May 15th 7:30-9:00pm
Cost: Regular single class price of $18 or use your Maha Yoga class series

Treat yourself to a truly heart opening evening as Stephanie Phelan teaches a mindful yoga class. As a special treat, Govindas and Radha will be playing music and chanting during the entire class.

Robert Sturman Art Show
lululemon Beverly Hills, 334 N Beverly Drive
Friday, May 15th 7:30-10:30pm
Cost: FREE

The official visual artist of 2005's 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards, Robert Sturman has developed and refined an improvisational, labor-intensive process that synthesizes both his photographic and painterly expertise. His "other worldly" images start as an instant Polaroid photograph that Sturman immediately carves with a variety of handmade tools while the surface of the photo is still wet and supple. Robert touched the yoga community with his technique and talent last year, taking portraits of yogis in and around the Los Angeles Community in a series now titled "Poetry of the Gods." In celebration of his work and as a thank you from the yoga community, lululemon athletica of Beverly Hills cordially invites you to an art show featuring Robert Sturman and his yogis. Come join us for a night of cocktails, live yoga performance art, and a meet and greet with the artist. Festivities begin at 7:30pm.

Dancing Shiva Yoga and Ayurveda, Los Angeles
Friday, May 15th 8:00pm
Cost: $10

It's back! Kick back and relax and join Mas and our spiritual community to watch a movie that educates, inspires and awakens us to our highest purpose. Were showing a special documentary about India, the people, culture and the great spiritual tradition. Bring your friends, a pillow and an open heart. The evening begins with some chanting and meditation.

Kirtan with Daniel Stewart and Friends
Yogaworks Main Street, Santa Monica
Friday, May 15th 8:15-10:15pm
Cost: $20 prepaid, $25 at door
Click here for $5 OFF coupon!

Join us for this special gathering with Daniel Stewart and friends. No experience is necessary. This evening of music mixed with call and response chanting, is perfect for those old and new to Kirtan. Daniel creates a safe, vibrant space for exploration, fun, and inspiration that you won't want to miss.
Suggested to bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.
Tribes musicians for the night:
Daniel Stewart: Vocals, Harmonium
Birdie Bergman: Vocals
Sylvie Scoville: Vocals
Emily Kerns: Vocals
Jeff Harris: Guitar
Angela DeVita: Flute
Abby Scoville: Cello
David Watts; Bass Guitar
Matthew Hufschmidt: Vocals, Percussion
and other surprise musical guests.

LA ART presents "Ego Armageddon"
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Saturday, May 16th 7:00-12:00am
Cost: $10 Suggested Donation

“Ego Armageddon” is an “OPEN” Gathering @ Golden Bridge. There will be 100 local artists showcasing original work in the “Ego Armageddon” Showcase
LA ART will be providing the recovery community with an inspired night of creative expression. We will have two stages of live music, DJ’s, dance performances, art showings, silk screening, interactive art, guided meditations and yoga classes, designers, healers, psychics and more.
This is a total creative collective whose goal is to bring artists together and help people in and out of recovery begin to engage their own creative inspiration.
Our philosophy is that when someone takes creative action they are not reacting to their self defeating beliefs which lead to isolation and drug and alcohol abuse.
Live Performers will include: The Lucent Dossier Experience, Vaud and the Villains, Sounds of Asteroth, The Sunshine Apocalypse Band, Brent Fellows, Hysterica Dance Troupe, Ahimsa Clown troupe, Unbound Dance Troupe.
There will also be an Interactive art experience provided by Art Rebel Studios, a Short film festival and a Yoga/meditation experience from 7:30pm - 8:15pm taught by Sat

New World Fair
Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St, Pasadena
Saturday May 16th 10 AM-8 PM
Sunday May 17th 10 AM-6 PM
Cost: Tickets sold at the door: $10 Admission for the Entire Weekend! Children Under 12 Free

The Third Annual New World Fair is a one-of-a-kind expo featuring amazing exhibits, speakers, and workshops, along with fun, interactive activities and marvelous stage entertainment. More than 10,000 guests are expected to connect and unite this weekend at Pasadena Convention Center.
Visitors are invited to play in a 100-piece drum circle, experience the inspirational power of walking a labyrinth, try stone balancing or create patterns in a Zen sand tray. Continuous live entertainment on the Plaza Stage includes belly dancers, and jazz and world musicians. Actor Ed Begley Jr. will provide the event's keynote address.
Strolling through the fair, visitors can sample organic foods and beverages, learn about the latest in natural health care, shop for jewelry, clothing and green-living and fair trade products, get a massage, or have their palm read. Plus the fair features more than 70 lectures and workshops presented continually in five rooms. Visitors can also feast on delicious vegetarian and non-vegetarian specialties.
Go to www.newworldfair.org to join their e-mail list and they'll send you a coupon for $2 off the admission price.
Also, be one of the first 500 fair visitors Saturday or Sunday and you'll receive a reusable fabric shopping bag donated by Gelson's Market with goodies inside.
There is plenty of nearby parking. Most local parking garages charge $7 on weekends.

Woodley Park, Encino
Saturday, May 16th 10:30am-7:00pm
Cost: Adults $7, Seniors $5, Kids 12 and Under FREE

WorldFest is a solar-powered celebration of music, the environment, animals and humanity. We’re helping people learn what they can do for the Earth and its inhabitants.
The WorldFest 2009 Earth Day Festival will be held at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park in Encino, CA. We 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 a delicious food court make for an earth-friendly experience that is sure to be inspiring and enjoyable for all.

AcroYoga Series-Flying with Lara Catone
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Saturday, May 16th 1:30-3:30pm (last class of series)
Cost: $18 drop-in

The AcroYoga Series is one of the deepest ways of experiencing this heart opening, playful practice. We start with foundations and build new skills each week as we grow together in an intentional community. Committing to a series will allow you to soar in body, mind and spirit!
In the Flying Series we will introduce all families of therapeutic flying (forward flying, back flying and high flying whale). We will begin to link postures in a flying flow and learn basic transitional moves. Previous yoga experience required, AcroYoga beginners welcome. No partner necessary.

Fundraiser Class with Sachie Alessio
Urth Yoga, Silverlake
Saturday, May 16th 2:00-3:30pm
Cost: By Donation

Please join Sachie on Saturday, May 16th at 2pm for a fundraising class! This class is donation only, with all the proceeds going to Habitat For Humanity.
Take a great class knowing your contribution is directly benefiting your community! 100% of the funds raised will go to Habitat for Humanity. Last year a group of yogis raised over $56,000, help us reach this year’s goal of $100,000.

Sarasvati with Hagar Harpak
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Saturday, May 16th 5:30-8:00pm
Cost: $30 in advance $35 on the day

Sarasvati is the goddess of knowledge, speech, art and poetry. She invites you to give things your own unique flavor. Find your own voice, your own articulated expression. She shows us that living life is an art form, and reminds us that we are the artist.
Sarasvati is the river of the light of existence. The current of artistic, creative expression.
In this workshop we will flow inwardly to soak in our creative juices, to root into the ground of our own being, from which the lotus of life, with its many different petals emerge.
Learn about Sarasvati through storytelling. Discover her important symbols and their meanings. Learn a mantra to invoke Sarasvati’s energy. We will focus on hip openers, as a way to become grounded in the movement of life.
Sarah Bergman will be singing and leading some chants during the workshop.

Yoga Trance Dance with Lara Catone
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Saturday, May 16th 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $15 suggested donation

Yoga Trance Dance blends breath-initiated yoga into a flow of free-form movement for an ecstatic connection to our creative energy, or shakti. This guided experience leads us into embodied freedom and the ultimate intuitive flow. Yoga Trance Dance is both energizing & deeply therapeutic. Lara Catone danced into the world at birth and hasn't stopped since. She has studied yoga and meditation since 2001 and teaches vinyasa yoga, yoga for women and AcroYoga. Lara is certified in Yoga Trance Dance by her teacher, Shiva Rea.

Movie Night at the Yogi Tree: The Shift by Dr. Wayne Dyer
The Yogi Tree, Toluca Lake
Saturday, May 16th 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: Tickets are $10, light refreshments served

Best-Selling Author and Renowned Spiritual Teacher, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Presents His First Feature Film-The Shift (formerly titled Ambition to Meaning).
What is The Shift? It's the story of the most important moment of your life-when you stop striving and start arriving! It's the choice you make to move toward a life that gathers up the pieces of your best, most fulfilled, most loving self. It's the moment when you start living a life rich with meaning and begin playing the music you came here to play!
Are you ready to make the shift that changes everything? When will you find the joy, the peace, and the love that you came here to give and to receive?
In this inspiring new movie, you'll enjoy an engaging, heartwarming and humorous tale of transformation on vacation. You'll marvel at the beauty of the windswept ocean scenery. Share the characters' delight as they receive the most precious gift-permission to follow their hearts. Hear Wayne say, "Don't die with your music still in you" and see everyone set free to join the orchestra!

Kirtan at SMPY West with Andres Salcedo
Santa Monica Power Yoga West, Santa Monica
Saturday, May 16th 8:00pm
Cost: By Donation

Our instructors hold a candlelit evening of Kirtan/Chanting every Saturday of the month. There are different instructors each week, and it's always on donation basis.
1st Saturday of every month, Govindas & Radha
2nd Saturday of every month, Travis
3rd Saturday of every month, Andres
4th Saturday of every month, Terra and Friends
Bring meditation cushions or blanket (no yoga mat). Wear comfy clothes.
Come sing from the deepest corner of your heart!

Fundamentals of AcroYoga With Sarah Vosen
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Sunday, May 17th 10:00am-noon (1st of 4 in workshop series: May 17, 31, June 7, 14)
Cost: $100 if pre-registered by May 11; $120 after

AcroYoga blends the spiritual wisdom of yoga, the loving kindness of Thai massage, and the dynamic power of Acrobatics. These three ancient lineages form the foundation of a unique new practice that cultivates trust, connection and playfulness. Our highest aim is to bring individuals into a state of union with themselves, with each other, and with the divine. From this place of mutual support the true self can be realized, honored and shared for the benefit of all. Each class may contain some or all of the following elements; circle ceremony, asana warm-up, partner flow, partner acrobatics, inversions, flying, and Thai massage. The first class will cover the basic elements of AcroYoga and will be tailored to suit the group. Each of the next 3 classes will build upon the solid foundation created from the previous classes. Please come with an open heart and mind, along with a willingness to connect and play with the group. Please bring a yoga mat, water and comfortable clothing that you can go upside down while wearing.
Open to the community, all levels welcome. No partner necessary.

Donation Yoga Class with Ed Rumann
Maha Yoga, Brentwood
Sunday, May 17th 7:30pm
Cost: By Donation

Maha Yoga and Ed Rumann will give their time for you to enjoy an ideal way to wrap up your weekend. Ed Rumann will teach a fun, flow DONATION yoga class with the latest contemporary music . 100% of proceeds collected during the evening will be given directly to the Sojourn House in Santa Monica. Sojourn House is a safe haven for domestic violence victims and their children. Please open your hearts and bring a cash or check donation in ANY denomination for the Sojourn House. And treat yourself to a signature Maha Yoga class.
For more information on the Sojourn House, please visit opcc.net/tabid/281/Default.aspx


and don't forget: BEACH YOGA!!!

from brad keimach:
WHAT: Beach Yoga
WHEN: Every Saturday and Sunday, 10:30-12
WHERE: Santa Monica. Walk up Marine Street, which becomes Barnard Way. Keep walking all the way to the water's edge, and I'll be there to welcome you!
COST: Donation

Thank you for your generosity and support for these classes!
BRING: Mat, or very large towel. Sunscreen! A sense of adventure and beauty! I'll bring the dolphins...
QUESTIONS: Feel free to call or email me with any questions (310-826-6958)

from howard davis:
Will Rogers State Beach, Pacific Palisades
SUN 5/17 @ 8 AM
COST $20

If you've never experienced the exhilarating joy of yoga outdoors, please join us this Sunday . Don't eat breakfast, bring a towel and layers of clothing, and park on Temescal Canyon.

from claudia:
Yoga on the Beach with the dolphins
Ave I/Esplanade, Redondo Beach (left side of Lifeguard Tower Ave H close to water)
Sunday, May 17th 9:00-10:15am ~ be on time
Cost: $10

Yoga in nature is very powerful since we are connecting with the 5 Elements of the universe.
Sometimes we see the dolpins. Let's greet them with the dolphin pose (asana).
Beginners are welcome! Teach a lot of variations, so everybody can benefit from it.
Bring large beach towel or blanket, sunscreen, water and hat.
More info at www.feelthebliss.wordpress.com


and here are the lululemon FREE community yoga offerings for this weekend:

lululemon athletica Brentwood

Need a pre-Farmer's Market workout? Come play with Ryan Brewer as he leads a fun and free vinyasa flow class. Be prepared to sweat! The class will be from 9am-10am. Bring your own mat or we can provide you with one. Class is for all levels.

lululemon athletica Calabasas
Join us for a relaxing Ashtanga Yoga class with Bobbi from Yoga Loft. All Levels

lululemon athletica Glendale
Bootcamp: 8:30-9:20am. Yoga: 9:30-10:30am

This Sunday join us at 8:30am for Bootcamp with All About You! And stay for 9:30am Yoga with Bekah Finch of Yoga Blend! Get your sweat on and your OM fix all in one shot!

lululemon athletica South Bay

Don't forget as always Sunday Yoga from 9:30-10:30am this week featuring the much anticipated Marla Wedge.

lululemon Santa Monica
Saturday, May 16th 9:00-10:00am
Desi Bartlett introduces her new signature workout for new moms, the MILF workout. Mothers into Living Fit incorporates strength training, cardiovascular training, dance and Yoga. The best part about the workout is that it is all done with your baby. No need for a babysitter, personal trainer or expensive equipment. The workout is a 45 minute dynamic, fun, effective way to get back in shape after childbirth. Special emphasis is placed on core training and functional training for lifting our little ones. Best of all the babies have a great time moving and dancing with mommy! BellyBar will be providing snacks for the workout! Philosophy will be gracing us with their presence to pamper Y-O-U, mom! See you and your beautiful chidren.
Sunday, May 17th 8:00am
STOMP OUT Breast Cancer! You can talk the talk, but can you walk the walk? lululemon Santa Monica has a team for the Second Annual Love Walk in the Pacific Palisades. Join us as we walk the walk, raise awareness and STOMP OUT Breast Cancer.
NOTE: No In-Store class, as we will all be walking!
May is an amazing month at lululemon, we are offering COMPLIMENTARY Pink Ribbon embroidery on any purchase for the entire month! Come support!