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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

it's in the bag

i happen to be on the mailing list of many, many LA-based yoga studios. yes, by choice.

one plus is that i'm kept up-to-date with what's going on the in LA yoga scene.

but one definite minus is that i end up with a lot of mail that i have to sift through in my e-mailbag. after all, i have nothing better to do with my time...

this month seems to be particularly news-laden because many of the studios have just announced new class schedules for the fall -- although it's hard to imagine it being fall while we're going through a heat wave!

rather than keep all this update richness to myself, i've decided to share the highlights with you all. as you know, i tend to focus on free and donation-based classes as well as fundraisers and music events, so here's what i've found... and don't forget to "like" my facebook page to keep updated on even more stuff going on around town!

FREE yoga class at the jewish county fair in malibu -- yeah, that was new to me, too :)

Free yoga session with Marcus J Freed at 12pm
Sunday, Oct 3rd 11am-6pm
Jewish County Fair at the Shalom Institute
34342 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu
Fair Tickets: $5 in advance, $8 at gate

Marcus J Freed is a studio-trained yogi, yeshiva-trained educator, published author and classically-trained actor. During the last decade he has developed Bibliyoga®, a system for accessing Jewish spiritual wisdom through the body. His plays have been seen in 20 countries and he enlightens his students with weekly Bibliyoga® “Kosher Sutras”. To join the journey, visit http://www.bibliyoga.com/

FREE yoga sponsored by lululemon santa monica and yogis anonymous in santa monica:

Yogis Unite
Thursday,9/30/10, @ 6:30 p.m.
Palisades Park (at the end of Santa Monica Blvd.)

The great instructors of Yogis Anonymous are coming together to teach a complimentary sunset yoga class, in honor of Yoga month. All levels welcome and feel free to bring a friend. If you need a mat, please come by our location and we will lend you a mat. See you there!

from bikram yoga silverlake:

Introductory Special $20 FOR A WEEK OF YOGA! *for new students and local residents only

from black dog yoga in sherman oaks:

ONE FREE CLASS with Mischa Allen*

This coupon is valid for one free class during the month of October with Mischa Allen. Please print out this coupon and present it to the desk prior to taking the class.
* Coupon valid for one class per customer please.
Mischa's yoga classes are:
Tues & Thurs ....5:30p - 6:55p.......Basics
Sunday ............ 11:30a - 12:45p....Basic Alignment for Healthy Backs

from city yoga in west hollywood:

Free Community Night at City Yoga with Steffany Vance
Tuesday October 12th 7:30p.m.

City Yoga presents a FREE night of yoga related topics for discussion, contemplation and inspiration. Join our fine teachers for a laid back night of fun questions and answers. Remember it’s FREE for you and your friends. Make a night of it! Topics will vary each month.
Please R.S.V.P. by calling 323-654-2125

HIV+ YOGA with Scott Brinkman
Monday Nights @ 7:45pm

This class is open to anyone who is HIV+. Come practice in a safe, non-judgemental environment.

11th Step Yoga
Thursdays @ 7:45 pm, Saturdays @ 7:00 am

11th step combines a meeting and a yoga class in one. Anyone involved in a 12 step program is welcomed to attend.

from creative chakra spa in marina del rey:

Donation $8 Hatha Yoga Friday 10am
1st Friday of every month

Community Class, All levels, semi private. Call to be sure to RSVP to save your space!
How to find us: Come to the Zen Studio 2A, it is 4th door, up the stairs and along the pathway looking at the ocean, the Tea and Aromatherapy Lounge is the end by the green ocean porch swing if you want to grab a healthy snack and a custom blend Tea before.

from golden bridge yoga in hollywood:

Simrit Kaur: Live in Concert
Friday, October 8th 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Cost: $20/adv or $25/day of

Golden Bridge is honored to host Simrit Kaur for a magical and uplifting night of Live Music. Simrit will be singing songs from her new album "The Sweetest Nectar."
Joined by Priytham Hari Singh and Kristopher Rein on guitar and tabla.
Renowned Gong master, Harijiwan, will join Simrit on stage... A synergy that will create an exception sound space for the night's musical journey.

from happy me yoga in redondo beach:


from hot 8 yoga in santa monica:

For new students, take an advantage of our 1 week of unlimited classes for $30.

from the hub in west LA:

Phoenix Agape workshop with Lama Norbu
Thursday, October 14, 7-9 pm


Experience the powerful Shiva Garuda practice, a precious gift from Divine Mother Guan Yin. Overcome worry and fear while balancing body, speech and mind. Cultivate inner peace, clarity and joy with breathwork, intention, mantra and mudra. Raise your vibrational frequency and elevate your consciousness while helping to heal the collective suffering of humankind.
In this unique, all-male workshop, we will learn the Shiva Garuda practice, release limiting concepts and return to our Inner Nature. This workshop will be a celebration of peace geared specifically toward males between the ages of 17-30.

Introductory Workshop on Ayurveda with Jeff Perlman
Sunday, October 24, 1-3 pm


Ayurveda is the Indian Holistic Medical System which has been practiced continuously for over 5000 years and is considered the sister science to Yoga. Ayurveda explains how our interrelationship with nature’s cycles, rhythms and patterns affect our daily lives and how by making simple lifestyle changes bring true health, balance, presence and wellness into your life.
Jeff Perlman is a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner with advanced accrediation in Pulse Diagnosis and Pancha Karma Therapies, a Certified Massage Therapist, a Member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, a 500-hour Registered Yoga Instructor and a Certified Cordon Bleu Chef.
Please RSVP Jeff Perlman at jeff@threeseasonsayurveda.com

from the jade apple yoga in north hollywood:

FRIDAY OCTOBER 1st 6:30 – 8pm

This Candlelight Stretch & Meditation Class will be a DONATION-ONLY class, in honor of all those who have been touched by Breast Cancer. Take the class for FREE and donate as you like. We will work on 12 simple yoga poses. We're asking you to donate $1 per pose. Feel free to ask friends to ‘sponsor’ you or join you for this class and help us raise funds. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the American Breast Cancer Foundation. The five year survival rate after early-stage diagnosis and treatment is over 90%.
Please email jenn@jadeappleyoga.com to sign up for this class so we know how many to expect.

from kate yoga in monrovia:

"Buy One, Get One Free" special on private classes. Purchase a private class online sometime and I'll add an additional private class to your account for free! Use one now, save one for later. Or use one class for yourself, and give the other one to a friend or family member. This is a special I offer once a year, so please take advantage of it!

from mission street yoga in south pasadena:

Pasadena Magazine and Mission Street Yoga present:
October Hot off the Press Party and Open House
Friday, October 8th 6-8:30pm
Mission Street Yoga, 1017 Mission Street
$20 donation benefiting The Circle of Huntington Memorial Hospital

Enjoy tasty cocktails and guilt-free bites provided by Healthy Cuisine
Celebrate the mind body & soul!
Join us for a complimentary Yoga 101 session!
Comfy clothes recommended
RSVP to rsvp@pasadenarose.com or call 626.744.0954 x317

Join us for a free weekend of classes during our OPEN HOUSE
October 9 & 10 (regular weekend schedule)

Accept our invitation during this weekend to practice on us FREE -- take one of our playful Anusara® Yoga classes, dive into your core with a Pilates® Sculpt class, or take a sweet Restorative. Use this opportunity to explore our weekend schedule, meet our gifted community of teachers and enjoy the studio as a place of gathering and self-discovery. All weekend long we'll be offering SUPER DEALS on class packages, and we also look forward to introducing you to wonderful organic food vendors.

from silver lake yoga in silverlake:

FREE intro class - FIRST SUN of each month 2-4pm
FREE tai chi class - LAST SUN of each month 4-4:45pm
$10 classes:
~ community - WED 4-5pm / FRI 3:45-5pm / SAT 1:15-2:30pm
~ yoga of joy - SAT 8-8:45am
~ meditation - MON 8-9am / WED 8-9am / SAT 9-9:45am
~ just stretch - MON 12:30-1:30pm / WED 12:30-1:30pm

from yoga at the village in glendale:

Donation Intro Classes!
Yoga Basics: An Intro for the Yoga Curious
Weekly Workshops with the Yoga at the Village Staff
First Sunday of Every Month - 11:00am - 12 Noon

Introduce your mind to your body...they just might like each other. Learn basic breath and relaxation techniques while becoming fit and having fun! The result? A healthy body and a calm mind. What could be better?

from yoga blend in burbank:

New $9 community classes:
WED 4:00pm-5:00pm - Basics w/ Tracy Sosa
THU 8:00am-9:00am - Gentle/Stretch w/ Dana **Starting October 7th

Also $5 (cash only) flow classes on Tuesdays, Wednesday, Thursday, and Fridays 6:30-7:30am

from yoga desa in topanga:

Art of Living Kirtan & Meditation - 10 Year Anniversary!
Saturday, October 2, 7-9pm
By Donation

Art of Living teachers Michele Krolik and Andrew Behla will celebrate the 10 years that they have been offering a monthly kirtan at Yoga Desa. Singing traditional sanskrit mantras have a profound effect on the environment and consciousness, helping to quiet the mind and open the heart. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to participate with a beginner's mind.
Open to All ~ Held the First Saturday of Every Month

Yoga Desa 10 Year Anniversary!
Ecstatic Global Yogic Grooves Dance Party With Globesonic DJ Fabian Alsultany (NYC/LA) October 9 at 8pm
$15 (cash at door)

Come celebrate Yoga Desa’s 10 Year Anniversary with acclaimed Globesonic DJ Fabian Alsultany (NYC/LA). Hot off an epic 3 hour set at Bhakti Fest, Fabian is ready to raise the Shakti for Yoga Desa. Join us for an evening not to be forgotten as we toast to Yoga Desa's 10 years of offering yoga, movement and special events to the Topanga community and beyond.
Visit www.yogadesa.com/10-year-party for more details.

Illumination: The Sutra Collective Launch
DJ Drez David Connolly from Dharmy Shannon Michael Terry of the Open Door Orchestra Saturday October 23, 8pm
$15 love donation at the door, no one turned away
If you like to cook, bring food!

The Sutra Collective is the thread that brings together individuals, brands, artists, musicians, and causes to empower individuals to make the greatest impact in the world. Conscious change requires Love and Action.
More information at The Sutra Collective on Facebook

from yoga loft in manhattan beach:

Yoga Loft creator & teacher Genevieve Fischer needs your help in meeting her $20,000 fundraising goal for Off the Mat, Into the World (http://www.offthematintotheworld.org/)!

Silent Auction/Fundraiser at the home of Benjamin Fucanan
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2 5:00-9:00pm
Call for address (i've purposely omitted the address because it's a private home)

Featuring the island sounds of Koolanesian heart, a special guest DJ, silent auction (from many awesome local businesses), and more!
Yoga Loft is offering a 5-class series for an auction item!
All funds collected will benefit Off the Mat and their programs.

Donation Vinyasa Flow Class
Sunday, October 24, 4-6pm
Clark Building, Valley Drive & 8th St., Hermosa Beach
Featuring: Genevieve Fischer, Jo Tastula, Shelley Williams, Julie Rader, Jamie Horgan, and Adriano Dos Santos
$40 suggested donation/ Space is limited

Live music
Refreshments/raffle drawing to follow, 6-6:30pm
*To pre-purchase tix, drop a check off to Genevieve in person (payable to The Engage Network), or visit PayPal.com. Choose Send Money. Send to GENKATE@HOTMAIL.COM. Your name will be on the list at the door.
All event proceeds will go directly to Off the Mat Into the World's Global Seva Challenge Program. Thank you for your support!!

from the yogi tree in toluca lake:

The Yogi Tree's First Annual Community Night Bazaar
Friday, October 29, 7-10 pm
COST: FREE Pre-register Now- Space is limited www.theyogitree.com

Halloween Theme! Come as your Favorite Spirit, Goddess/God, Fairy, Princess or Prince!
We are so privileged and excited to invite you to this FREE celebration of The Yogi Tree community, which will honor you, our studio, and National Yoga Month (www.yogamonth.org).
Come as you are, with an open heart and whatever else you've got. Perhaps it's a delicious and healthy dessert or a scrumptious hors d'oeurvres (no alcohol, please). Maybe it's an acoustic guitar or a wonderfully funny joke. Could be you're an artist, a jewelry maker, a collector, or a poet. Whoever you are, whatever you love, however you fill your life, that's all we ask of you on this amazing evening of sharing and connection.
If you make art, bring it. If you make music, be ready to make it. If you do jokes or rhymes, prepare to crack them. If you collect comics or exotic bric-a-brac, don't be shy. If you love to eat, bring your favorite dish.
Please send and email to jennifer@theyogitree.com if you would like to vend or share your talent.
The Yogi Tree will provide music, meditation, an open mic, and that space we've all come to know and love.
Also, don't forget to clean out your closet, bringing along any clothing you no longer wear. We'll pile it up like a ceremonial bonfire, minus the flames, and take turns digging for buried treasure. You could walk away with a gently used blouse or a legendary pair of Doc Martens, a hot pair of jeans or a studly new (non)smoking jacket. Wacky - and fun!
Let's call this the First Annual Community Night Bazaar at The Yogi Tree. We know we'll be seeing you there...


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