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Friday, May 08, 2009

(full) moon, mom, and music!

the moon is at its fullest on friday, mom's day is on sunday, and music will be playing all over town... celebrate this busy weekend at a yoga studio near you!

Full Moon Kundalini Yoga for Healing
Golden Bridge Yoga
6322 De Longpre Avenue, Los Angeles
Friday May 8th 9:00 am with Tej or 4:00 pm with Harijiwan
Cost: $16/keytags

Join us for these special classes that call upon the powerful energy of the moon. Enhance the rhythmic Dance of Life and balance your mind, calm your spirit, and energize your soul with full moon magic, when your mind is most open and you can manifest your prayers!
We will do a healing meditation dedicated to all who are going through diseases on any level.

Mellow Flow with Live Music with Ashley Turner + Chris Murphy
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement
245 South Main Street, Venice
Friday, May 8th 6:00-7:30pm
Cost: Regular Class Price

Deepen your yoga with the power of Nada Yoga - the art and science of transformation through sound and tone! Join us every Friday night and melt into the weekend with a mellow flow accompanied by acclaimed guest musicians. Take your practice to another dimension.

Full Moon Yoga Hike with Hilary Kimblin
Michael Lane and Trailer Canyon Fire Road
Pacific Palisades
Friday, May 8th 7:00-10:00pm
Cost: $15 in advance, $20 day of

Please RSVP hilary@yogaunderthetrees.com or call 323.841.3606

We will be on the trail by 7pm and out by 10pm. Please bring a yoga mat or towel, warm layers, water, decent walking shoes/boots, a snack to share and a sense of adventure!
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.

Full Moon Hip Openers with Julie Rader
Yoga Loft
1112 Ocean Avenue Suite 103, Manhattan Beach
Friday, May 8th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $20

The full moon in May is considered the most auspicious full moon of the year as it is believed that Buddha reached enlightenment on this day. Class will include a hip-opening flow, yin stretches, and a yoga nidra meditation.

The Business of Being Born
A Documentary Film from Executive Producer Riki Lake and Director Abby Epstein as Seen on NBC's Today's Show May 6, 2009
Lyfe Yoga Center
1310 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach
Friday, May 8th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: Donation Suggested

You are invited to watch the history of how women's health needs were met in this country by looking at what happens to women during birth. Afterwards, you will have an opportunity to participate in a Q & A with moms, yoga teachers, midwives, doctors and friends.

Full Moon Kirtan with Daniel Stewart and Friends
Rising Lotus Yoga
13557 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks
Friday, May 8th 8:15-10:15pm
Cost: By Donation

Come join Daniel and many talented musical friends Friday, April 10th @ 8:15 for a joyful evening of musical meditation and chanting. Daniel will be singing with Larry and Keelan on drums, Sarah, Sylvie and Emily on vocals, Jeff on Guitar and Angela on flute.
The full moon is a perfect time to sing to Sita and Ram, Krishna and Radha, and all beloved unions inside and out.
No singing experience needed, only a willingness to open your heart to the joy.

Celebrating Our Strength as Women
Lyfe Yoga Center
1310 Pacific Coast Highway, Hermosa Beach
Saturday, May 9th 2:00-4:30pm
Cost: $35

Join Valinda for this workshop specifically designed for women. You will learn Kundalini Yoga and Meditation techniques especially for women. Yogi Bhajan, who brought Kundalini Yoga to the West in 1969 often boasted how "Male lives for the creativity of a Female's vibration."
We will celebrate the vibration together "May you create peace within your being, understand your strength, create a relationship with your own soul and find the personal, impersonal and universal truth in your actions. May this day bring you the light of life and may you understand you are here to be here with joy, happiness and prayer. May you all be blessed. Sat Nam" Yogi Bhajan.

ASHANA LIVE! Crystal Singing Bowl Concert
Heart to Heart Tour
The Awareness Center
2801 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena
Saturday, May 9th, 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $20 pre-registered by Fri 5/8, $25 at the door

Joyful, uplifting, breathtakingly beautiful music featuring the soaring angelic vocals of Ashana and the luminous sounds of crystal singing bowls. Join Ashana for an evening of celestial sound featuring sacred song, chant and mantra – music that will open your heart, lift your spirit, and carry you on waves of love into the arms of the Divine.

Mirabai Ceiba Live in Concert
Golden Bridge Yoga
6322 De Longpre Avenue, Los Angeles
Saturday, May 9th 7:30-9:30pm
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 day of

Golden Bridge is honored to host Mirabai Ceiba for a night of blissful chanting and uplifting music.
Mirabai Ceiba is a musical project created by Angelika Baumbach from Mexico (vocal and harp) and Markus Sieber from Germany (vocal and guitar). They perform a compilation of original songs in Spanish and English as well as chants from different traditions of the world and Gurmukhi Mantras. Their albums include “Flores,” “Mountain Sadhana,” and “Ocean”.
The name Mirabai Ceiba expresses the influences of both India and Native Latin America. The Ceiba is the sacred tree of Latin America, where these trees are never cut but are allowed to grow very tall. “We wish our music could be like that kind of tree, with roots deep in the Mother Earth and branches extending wide into Father Sky. Mirabai is for us the wandering, the devotion, the inspiration in all the different aspects of divinity.”

~OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON~ with Andres Salcedo
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement
245 South Main Street, Venice
Saturday, May 9th 7:45-9:45pm
Cost: $20 or class series/membership

On this night of the Full Moon Andres is excited to bring his very successful event Yoga Side of The Moon to Exhale. Creating dynamic flows based on simple asanas you will embark into yogic exploration through the sonic sound of Pink Floyd's album Dark Side of the Moon surrounded by atmospheric soundscapes and carefully placed sound effects, that will help you achieve a natural psychodelic emotional state. When the moon is on the other side of the Earth from the sun, the sun is shining directly on the moon, and the moon looks full and when the moon is between the sun and the Earth, the moon looks dark since the sun is behind the moon. However on this night you will enjoy both at the same time a Full Moon and the Dark Side of the Moon.
Come prepare to sweat,flow and Fly high.

Narayan Mandir
1668 Rising Glen Rd, Los Angeles
Saturday, May 9th 8:00-11:00pm
Cost: Donation $10

PASS THE WORD - Arjun is back!
If you have never experienced Kirtan with Arjun at Narayan Mandir, NOW IS YOUR CHANCE!
This will be an evening of PEAK kirtan and community with one of the finest practitioners of the form.
Come join us for an extraordinary Kirtan in the beautiful West Hollywood Hills on SATURDAY NIGHT,
(No Children or Infants please)
Bhajan Anandi Kirtan - myspace.com/arjunkirtan
Arjun & Guardians Collective:www.arjunandguardians.com

Weekly Kirtan/Chanting at SMPY West
Santa Monica Power Yoga West
1410 2nd St, Santa Monica
Saturday, May 9th (2nd Saturday of every month) 8pm: Travis Eliot
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.

COMEDY EXTRAVAGANZA: Beth Lapides in 100% Happy 88% of the Time
The Yogi Tree
4475 Vineland Ave, Toluca Lake
Saturday, May 9th 8:15pm
Cost: Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Pre-sale is available at: http://www.uncabaret.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=12&products_id=76

Ready to laugh so hard you fall off of your yoga mat? Join The Yogi Tree and Beth Lapides, comedian, author, and LA YOGA columnist, for an evening of live, brilliant, hilarious, yoga-inspired lunacy. In this ONE NIGHT ONLY special live performance of 100% HAPPY, Beth blends the story of her life with seriously helpful advice about how to be happy in the turbulent sea change we're all living through right now. The visual presentation combines her original art and graphics with eye-opening visuals from the world of edge science. Watch Beth connect the dots between DNA, the galactic center and a happy relationship in this hilarious evening of evolutionary entertainment.

Happy Mother's Day!
The Awareness Center
2801 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena
Sunday, May 10th - 9:30am, 5:30pm, and 7:00pm Classes


Mother's Day Special
Iyengar Institute of Los Angeles
1835 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles
Sunday, May 10th 10:30am

To celebrate Mother’s Day, treat your mother or grandmother to a free Level 1 class at 10:30 AM on Mother’s Day. This free class is available to new students only.
Regular students, who are mothers or grandmothers, will receive 10% off any retail purchase on Sunday May 10th (individual and class packages not included).

Celebrate Mother's Day! ~ Yoga Nidra Workshop with Elizabeth St. Clair
Santa Monica Yoga
1640 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica
Sunday May 10, 3:00-4:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person - Space is limited, please pre-register

Invite your mother or a friend to join you for 90 minutes of deep relaxation. Simply lie on the floor covered by a blanket and embark on an effortless guided journey into the realm of deep meditative peace. Enjoy soft music and the subtle scent of organic essential oils. Come back to earth with the gentle sound of Tibetan bowls.
The ancient practice, of Yoga Nidra (sleep of the yogi), is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation while remaining aware and alert. We access our innate inner wisdom which reconnects us to intuitive intelligence.

Mother's Day Yoga & Dinner with Jennifer Kelly
The Yogi Tree
4475 Vineland Ave, Toluca Lake
Sunday, May 10th, 5-7 pm
Cost: $20 per person, Kids are free

Give your mom the gift of peace. A very special class designed to honor all of the mothers and moms-to-be in our community, and for the Yogi Tree community to shower these powerful women with love, light, and gratitude. We will do a balancing, uplifting Kundalini Yoga Set with a Yogi Dinner to follow. The whole family is welcome.

Chakra Restorative Yoga with Constance Hart - Heart Chakra Healing
Liberation Yoga
124 S LaBrea Ave, Los Angeles
Sunday, May 10th 6:00-8:15pm
Cost: $35 in advance, $40 at door. Bring Mom for just $20! (with pre-register & pay)

This Month's Focus: Anahata Chakra, your Heart Center & the Green Ray
Come enjoy this deep healing to open your heart center calling in love, healthy relationships, and a balance between giving and receiving. If you are an “over-giver” or feel like you “never have enough time” this is the chakra balancing for you!
This metaphysical healing includes pranayama, mantras, mudras, color therapy, aromatherapy, sound healing and gentle restorative yoga to help you meditate & visualize into your Heart Chakra.
Come dressed in green to deepen into color consciousness!


the weather's been nice and warm, so how about some beach yoga this weekend?:

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 5/10 @ 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 at south bay yoga meetup:
Yoga Stretch & Labyrinth Meditation Walk on the beach - Mother's Day Mini Retreat
Location: Trump National Golf Course on the beach in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Date: Sunday, 10 May 2009 from 9.00 - 11.30 am (ish) be on time
Cost: $20 (per family)

Reservation request (call a day before to confirm 310-698-9658). Class will be canceled when it's raining.
Connect with your kids & husband & friends on that special day. (age 10 plus and up)
We meet at the parking lot right in the beginning of the golf course. We walk 1/2 on a trail down to the beach. The labyrinth was build with rocks in form of a heart. Annemarie rawlinson, well-known labyrinth builder, created the rock labyryinth and she is an artist. We do a 1/2 yoga stretch in standing and sitting, a 1/2 hour labyrinth meditation walk and then back.
Bring comfortable walking shoes, water and snack and a piece of paper & pen.
We leave the parking lot on time (please confirm per phone on saturday if your are coming),
otherwise we don't want that you drive there and we are already on our walk to the beach.

from sierra at long beach outdoor yoga meetup:
Beginning Yoga Workout
Location: Bluff Park, 36th Place and Ocean, Long Beach

Date: Sunday, May 10 9:30 AM
Cost: $5.00 per person

Join us for Vinyasa style yoga at Bluff Park.
Bring your yoga mat and wear layered clothing that you can move in, it may be cool when we start but as you heat up you may want to shed some layers! This yoga class is a workout!
Classes are provided on a donation basis. $5 is the suggested donation, and is greatly appreciated, but certainly not required to participate, all are welcome!


and don't forget the FREE lululemon community yoga classes on sunday morning!:

lululemon athletica Brentwood

Jump start your Mother's Day with a power vinyasa flow class taught by the incredible Emily Morwen! Class will last one hour and is for all levels. Bring your own mat or we can provide you with one!

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

May Workout Madness continues on Sunday with Back to Back Bootcamp and Yoga Classes! Bootcamp is led by All About You Wellness Bootcamp! Yoga is taught by one of Yoga Blend's excellent teachers!

lululemon athletica South Bay

Claire Brown from Ofie's Elite Physiques will lead us through an Inspiration of Anusara yoga class! Anusara Yoga is an all-inclusive yoga in which each student's various unique abilities and limitations are deeply honored. Anusara Yoga will empower and build each student's self-esteem, while inspiring light-heartedness, play and joyful creativity within the yoga practice. For more information -Ofie's Elite Physiques.com

lululemon athletica Santa Monica

Come join Yo Mama!'s April Ritchey, your lulu friends and the community this Sunday for a Mother's Day Yoga Flow. All levels, all ages, start your week off on on the right foot and celebrate the mothers of Santa Monica. See you then!