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Thursday, February 11, 2010

public displays of affection

as you're probably well aware by now, this sunday, february 14th, is valentine's day.

while many will be giving their loved ones FTD flowers, godiva chocolates, hallmark cards and possibly even making dinner reservations at fancy-schmancy restaurants to show how much they care, i and two of my unattached girlfriends will be heading to thai town on V-day to treat ourselves to relaxing thai massages and delicious thai food... all because we care enough to enjoy the very best!

valentine's day is also the time when there'll a lot of public displays of affection going on -- people holding hands, cuddling, kissing, and in some cases, climbing on top of each other in the presence of people they may or may not know... otherwise known as partner yoga :)

so if that sounds like an adventurous and novel way for you to spend quality time with your significant other, even if that other is a family member or friend, here's a list of partner yoga workshops going on this weekend:


Start your love affair with yoga - Partner up and practice!
TruYoga, Santa Monica
Saturday, Feb 13th 11:00am - 2:00pm
Cost: $40


Alyson Khan will guide you through this special lighthearted and relaxing practice of partner yoga, combining the fundamental elements of ancient yoga philosophy and posture to experience a joyful and safe practice for a healthy living.
Yoga with a partner allows you to provide compassionate physical and mental support. Utilizing therapeutic postures, along with slow gentle stretching, you aid each other to feel connected, safe and relaxed.
A perfect way to understand your partners needs in a loving or plain friendly feel good way. All are welcome from beginners to advance yogis. No previous yoga experience necessary.
Mats are are available, Free Parking!


Partner Yoga with Matthew Cohen
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Feb 13th 2:00-4:00pm (also Feb 14th)
Cost: $50 for both days; $30 per session


In this 2 day workshop we will extend our solo experience and share it with another. Consciously working with another person translates into useful life skills. Partner Yoga deepens our sensitivity, awareness and compassion. The mutual support and connection to others strengthens the sense of community. We will focus on breath, postural alignment and placement. Ultimately, working with partners allows us to learn more about ourselves. This is a potent, enlightening and joyful workshop. Partner Yoga is a creative way to revisit your practice using touch as communication while enjoying the benefits of moving deeper into one's practice with a little help from a friend! Class will include backbends, forward bends, balance, twists and more...Bring a partner or one will be provided for you!
Matthew incorporates practices from dance, yoga, chi kung (qi gong) and martial arts.
All levels are welcome.


Partner Yoga SATURDAY with Larry and Amy
Yummy Yoga, Los Feliz
Saturday, Feb 13th 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Call or email Yummy to register! Payment due upon registration


Join Larry and Amy this weekend for this Valentine's Day-inspired Partner Yoga Workshop.
Shine a new light on your practice and learn to share poses with the support and encouragement of a yogi partner! Come with OR without a friend and enjoy this fun, playful, partner yoga workshop, taking your yogic experience to a new level!


Partner Yoga Workshop with Melannie
Free Spirit Yoga, Long Beach
Saturday, Feb 13th 3:00-5:00pm
Cost: $40 per couple, limited to 10 couples


When you practice with a partner you share an intimacy, support and energy that does not exist in your normal practice. This workshop will include partner postures, Thai Yoga massage and restorative postures all meant to build a shared loving energy between you and your partner. Bring a friend or loved one to this unique yoga experience.


AcroYoga: Sublime Connection - A Valentine's Yoga Workshop for Couples with Sarah Vosen and Laura Catone
The Hub, West Los Angeles
Saturday, Feb 13th 5:00-7:30pm
Cost: $55 per couple


Tantra Tantric philosophy invites us to embrace all of our senses and experiences to connect deeply to our inner truth in a blissful reality. In this workshop our sensual indulgences will include partner yoga, Thai massage, chocolate, music, candlelight and the spaciousness of our own breath. Explore a deeper connection and intimacy with your partner while learning tools to relax and let go. All levels welcome, come with the one you love.
To learn more about AcroYoga, Sarah or Laura, please visit www.acroyoga.org.


Partner Yoga Workshop with Scott Lewicki and Andrea Call
Urth Yoga, Silverlake
Saturday, Feb 13th 6:30-8:30pm
Cost: $40 per couple in advance. $50 per couple the day of the event


In this workshop we will move through playful sequences of partner-assisted poses where one helps the other, and double yoga poses where each reflects the other in dynamic and balanced symmetries. This workshop is for all levels. You can come with a friend, sibling, romantic partner, etc. The only prerequisite is the ability to giggle and have fun.
In the texts of yoga philosophy there is a concept called Vimarsha which translates as Divine Reflection. Sometimes to see our full potential more clearly, it helps to have it reflected through the eyes of another. This can be profoundly true in yoga where working with a partner can afford us the opportunity to deepen our practice in new ways.


FLYING YOGA ~ JUST ABOUT THE MOST YOGA FUN YOU CAN HAVE ON VALENTINES!
Studio Surya Yoga, Venice
Sunday, Feb 14th 12:30-2:30pm
Cost: Suggested $20 donation


Whaka and Sara have generously offered this exciting and fun workshop on Valentine’s Day. Flying yoga is the blend of yoga, with the added benefit of a partner, who might be a friend, life-mate, or a new person you meet in class. It combines massage techniques for a therapeutic experience and can be combined with a dynamic interactive balancing or acrobatic experience. These aspects of flying allow the spine of the flyer to open and stretch while the base (the person holding the flyer) receives a strengthening exercise. It is a practice in trust, in your partner but more importantly within yourself. This practice allows you to grow and expand and open up to new opportunities, and creates possibilities that you could not achieve on your own.Wear comfortable yoga clothes. Come with a mat and a friend, a partner or just on your own. You will definitely meet a great bunch of people.
For more information go to www.kohayoga.org and email Sara or Whaka.


Valentine's Day Partner Yoga Workshop with Lara Catone and Sarah Vosen
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Sunday, Feb 14th 1:00-3:00pm
Cost: $40 for you and your partner


Partner yoga invites us to be receptive, playful and sensitive. As we cultivate trust and surrender with the support of another you will melt into deep, relaxing stretches and discover meaningful connection to both the inner and outer world. Come with a partner!
No prior yoga experience needed.


Valentine's Day Partner Yoga Flow
Dharma Mittra Yoga, Los Angeles
Sunday, Feb 14th 1:00-2:30pm
Cost: By Donation


Partner Yoga is based on performing classic yoga asanas (poses) with another person, using one another’s body weight to amplify the stretch. Come to this class alone, with a partner or with the whole family! Great for practitioners at any level and a lot of fun.


Valentines Day Bhakti Workshop with Govindas and Radha
Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica
Sunday February 14th, 1:45-3:45pm
Cost: By Donation


Come join Govindas and Radha on February 14th to celebrate this "Day of Love," Valentines Day 2010. In this joyful workshop we will sing kirtan, practice partner yoga and tantric meditation, dance, stretch, pray and play together all in the spirit of LOVE... Come by yourself or bring a partner.
We look forward to sharing this magical day together!


Partner Yoga with Matthew Cohen
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice
Saturday, Feb 13th 2:00-4:00pm (also Feb 13th)
Cost: $50 for both days; $30 per session


In this 2 day workshop we will extend our solo experience and share it with another. Consciously working with another person translates into useful life skills. Partner Yoga deepens our sensitivity, awareness and compassion. The mutual support and connection to others strengthens the sense of community. We will focus on breath, postural alignment and placement. Ultimately, working with partners allows us to learn more about ourselves. This is a potent, enlightening and joyful workshop. Partner Yoga is a creative way to revisit your practice using touch as communication while enjoying the benefits of moving deeper into one's practice with a little help from a friend! Class will include backbends, forward bends, balance, twists and more...Bring a partner or one will be provided for you!
Matthew incorporates practices from dance, yoga, chi kung (qi gong) and martial arts.
All levels are welcome.


Partner Yoga with Wine and Chocolate
Yoga Loft, Manhattan Beach
Sunday, Feb 14th 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $35 each or $50 per couple


Join Leeann Carey for a Valentine's Day Partner Yoga Class designed to deepen your relationship to self, while you give and receive support in yoga postures. Experiencing the poses with another creates a unique process of discovery in giving and receiving, and letting in and letting go on and off the mat. Bring your own partner or come alone. This is a wonderful opportunity to introduce yoga to a friend. You don't have to be good! And it's a really fun and light-hearted workshop.


Partner Yoga Workshop with Dana Marcoux and Shannon Baker
Santa Monica Yoga, Santa Monica
Sunday, Feb 14th 2:30-5:00pm
Cost: $25 per person by Feb 8, $30 per person day-of


All levels are welcome to join and participate in this playful partner yoga workshop. We will practice the art of yoga together, deepening the practice through partner assisted adjustments, poses, and basic feel-good bodywork techniques.


Valentine Partner Workshop With Christine and Gary!
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Sunday, Feb 14th 2:30-4:30pm
Cost: $45 per duo


Awaken your senses through this heart expanding practice devoted to letting the love flow! Spend quality time with someone you care about and nurture yourself at the same time. This all levels class will focus on deepening your connection to yourself and any significant other, a partner, a spouse, a friend, a parent or child! We will explore all levels of partner poses as well as breath and meditation that stimulate our ability to communicate through the body and mind and help one another access our greatest potential for flexibility, strength, peace and joy. It's about celebrating the love!
This is a Liberation yoga tradition that is filled with laughter and love and space is limited. AS A MATTER FACT WE HAVE ONLY 5 SPOTS LEFT!! THAT'S 5 DUOS!


Asana for Couples and the Yoga of Intimacy with Geoffrey Earendil and Jaqueline Marie
Aanand Saagar, Santa Monica
Sunday, Feb 14th 3:00-5:00pm
Cost: By Donation, $25 per couple suggested. RSVP by Friday February 12th; call (760) 220-4877 or (805) 453-5878


This Heart Centered workshop is appropriate for ALL levels. You and your partner will be guided through a sequence of sweet stretches and strengthening poses with gentle touch and mutual encouragement. Incorporating guided imagery, simple meditations and focused intention we will introduce you to practical techniques to improve communication, build trust, deepen sensitivity and strengthen your heart connection to begin sharing the journey of Spiritual Self-Discovery.
No prior yoga experience is necessary. Dress comfortably. Please refrain from wearing jewelery and perfume. As with all physical activity, we encourage you to not eat an hour before participation.


Partner Yoga: A Valentines Celebration with Anthony and Rebecca Benenati
City Yoga, West Hollywood
Sunday, Feb 14th 4:00-6:00pm
Cost: $50 per couple, or $45 if you register before February 7th


Yogi Bhajan once said, "relationships are the highest form of yoga".
Love and relationships come in many forms- romance, family and friendships. This Valentine's do something different! Come do yoga with your partner and really connect. Celebrate your relationship by bending, balancing and breathing with them. Isn't that what we do anyway? Rebecca and Anthony will lead this very fun, loving, and playful practice that includes asana, restorative poses, massage techniques, meditation and Valentine's treats to eat!
All levels are welcome to attend.

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