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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

what will YOU be doing when the clock strikes midnight?

it's almost halfway through december 2010, and besides your having to rush around to attend christmas parties and buy last-minute christmas gifts, it's time to consider that big decision:

where are you going to party on new year's eve?

do you see yourself spending the evening drinking way too much alcohol and making out with some random stranger? or do you see yourself spending the evening nibbling on healthy stuff and doing some downward-facing dogs with people you regularly see in yoga class?

yeah, i know the former sounds way more exciting, but seriously, the latter will score you more karma points in yogic heaven. or so i'd like to think, anyway...

so here are some yoga celebration suggestions i've found so far. you can party-hop all you want, just make sure you plan your stops so that you're where you want to be, with whom you want to be, when the clock strikes midnight on january 1st 2011!


New Years Kundalini Yoga & Meditation w/ Tina Marie Daly
Friday, Dec 31st 10:30am-12:30pm
Karen Shuman's Yoga Remedy, Sherman Oaks
Cost: $20

What exactly would you like to release before the new year?? What would you like to change for 2011? What specifically would you like to manifest for yourself?
In this special class on the eve of 2011 you will have the opportunity to release whatever has been holding you back from fully stepping in your power, and then shift your energy vibration in order to manifest all that you desire for the new year. You will be so surprised of the energetic space you can create for yourself by embracing these ancient yogic teachings and the energy of the angelic realm...this can take your meditation and energy to a whole new level!!!
We will end with a long relaxation period with LIVE GONG!!


LA Yoga Presents: A New Year's Eve Extravaganza Benefiting YOGA For Youth
Friday, Dec 31st 2:00pm - Saturday, Jan 1st 3:00am
4144 Glencoe Ave, Marina del Rey, CA
Cost: Pre-Sale tickets from Oct 26th - Dec 1st are only $35 ($50 at the door)
For advanced tickets go online now to: http://www.layoganewyears.com/

Pre-sale tickets also available for pick up Nov. 1st at:
Euphoria Loves Rawvolution - 2301 Main St, Santa Monica
Kathmandu Boutique - 1844 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica


Enjoy a celebration worth supporting, as LA Yoga Magazine hosts a special benefit event, raising capital & consciousness for the YOGA For Youth Foundation. Featuring Rocky Dawuni, Luminaries, Donna De Lory, The Makepeace Brothers, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, DJ Fabian Alsultany, & Kia Miller.

This event begins Friday, December 31st at 2pm, with Yoga Instruction from some of LA's finest teachers, and rolls into live music at 7:30pm all the way till 3am in the morning!!!

Food vendors include raw & vegan cuisine by Euphoria Loves Rawvolution, & The Samosa House. Plus organic elixirs & drinks at the bar. There will be eco/green booths, and beautiful lounge space for all to enjoy!

Y.O.G.A. for Youth brings Yoga and Meditation to urban youth in schools, community facilities, detention centers and jails in order to enrich their lives and assist them in effectively meeting life’s challenges. Please support this amazing cause, and enjoy the best New Year's Eve of your life!

The high-point of the event will be when all of us connect for an 11-minute midnight meditation. This will mean: 1100 people will get together for an 11-minute meditation at 11:49pm eleven minutes before we enter 2011.


NEW YEARS EVE SHAMANIC TRANCE JOURNEY
Personal and Planetary Intention Setting for 2011 with Wahe Guru Kaur and friends

Friday, Dec 31st 5:00-8:00pm
Awareness Center, Pasadena
Cost: $25 by 12/23, $40 thereafter


A joyfully cathartic spiritual experience that will leave you feeling deeply peaceful and whole.

Through the use of the Healing Breath and other shamanic healing techniques you will be taken on a journey of clearing, release and healing. You will move toward a space of clarity about your next right steps on your spiritual path. It will be an exploration into the profoundly authentic individual that you are, how you are a part of sacred community and how you make a difference on the planet.

Complete and release all that you have carried with you from 2010 and set your intentions to create a fresh slate for the New Year! As we approach the Aquarian Age we must gather together in ceremony and celebration – to remember who we are and why we came here!

Wahe Guru Kaur, Haridass Kaur and the Healer Training graduates will be there to support you in your transformative healing experience.

Please bring a cushion, blanket and any healing tools that you wish to use on your journey. Light snacks provided.


New Year's Eve Class with Guru Singh
Friday, Dec 31st 6:15-8:30pm, doors open at 5:00pm
Yoga West, Los Angeles
Cost: $30 - RSVP by December 30th


Light refreshments will be served prior to class.

Students must arrive by 5:45pm. After 6:15 no late arrivals will be seated.


New Year's Eve Kirtan Celebration at Bhakti Yoga Shala
Friday, Dec 31st 7:00pm - Saturday, Jan 1st 1:00am
Bhakti Yoga Shala, Santa Monica
Cost: Suggested donation $20


Open Your Heart into 2011!!
Kichari and Chai served all nite

Kirtan Artists:
Govindas and Radha
Daniel Stewart
Chris Morro
Shiva Baum
Sita Devi
Kalidas
Ashley Wynn
Lisa Florine
Greg Klimuck
Jai Mai James


NEW WAVE PUNK ROCK YOGA with Rob Woollard
Friday, Dec 31st 7:15-8:30pm

Yoga Shelter, Studio City
Cost: $10 suggested donation, proceeds go towards Yoga for Everyone Fund

Ring in the New Year while Jamming to Punk Rock and New Wave classics. Everyone is welcome to this energetic Yoga Rocks class - practice at your own pace!
*Please bring a mat, water and a towel


New Years Celebration - Intentional Yoga and Bliss Bomb Rocking Kirtan!
Friday, Dec 31st 7:30pm-midnight
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Cost: Yoga Class only - $20 in adv/$25 at the door
Kirtan Only - $20 in adv/$25 at the door
Both Events - $30 in adv/ $35 at the door


• 7:30 - 9:30 pm
We will bid 2010 adieu with a bang of community practice lead by Claire to live music by Daniel and friends. We'll align ourselves as one in joyous flow and welcome 2011 in with grounding rituals that cultivate clarity for envisioning the path ahead, collectively and individually.

• 10:00 pm to Midnight
Join Daniel & Friends for a joyous, rocking, intentional New Years Eve Kirtan to celebrate the dawning of 2012. We'll sing and dance as we set our intentions and welcome the New Year. Chant and be happy!

• Midnight - ??
Potluck Feast and Champagne~! for those who wish to stay and celebrate, we'll gather upstairs to a feast. If you plan to attend the potluck there is no additional charge, only a dish to share with the group. Please let us know if you plan to attend and what you will be bringing!

Musical family for the evening:
Emily Kerns, Shannon Baker, Arielle Silver, Jeff Harris, Darby Orr, Greg Klimuck, Cooper Madison
Sing and Dance into 2010!
For details and to RESERVE YOUR SPACE! (We expect a full house of love~!)


New Year 2011 Celebration
Friday, Dec 31st 7:30-10:30pm
Art of Living Center, Los Angeles
Cost: $10 at the door

Join us in bringing in the New Year with celebration, joy and peace!
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Puja and Meditation
8:30 - 9:30 p.m. - Dinner Feast
9:30 - 12 midnight - Kirtan (Bhajans)
12:00 - 12:15 - New Year Meditation


Yoga Mala (108 Sun Salutations) with Peter Barnett & Others
Friday, Dec 31st 8:00-10:00pm
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Cost: FREE!


Yoga Mala is traditionally practiced to observe something of great significance. At year’s end we remember all that we are grateful for: our health, our families, our friends and our freedom. We mindfully observe the passing of the previous 365 days and welcome the beginning of the New Year.

Join us for champagne and hors d’oeuvres following the practice.

Students of ALL LEVELS of practice are welcome and invited to participate to any degree.
Reservations are suggested. Call 818.380.0331


New Year's Eve Class and Party
Friday, Dec 31st 9:00pm-? (9:00pm Class, 11:00PM Party)
Yogis Anonymous, Santa Monica

Cost: $20. Please register early to guarantee space!

Celebrate the New Year with a special 2 hour tag team flow class with Ally Hamilton, Kourtney Kaas, and Charlie Samos to wring out the old, followed by a rockin YA-style New Year's Eve Party!!

Ally, Kourtney, and Charlie will start the festivities with a sweaty tag-team class from 9:00PM - 11:00PM. This will ensure you have a full on yoga buzz for a super FUN FUN FUN party!! We'll have a live DJ, food and drink, and a champagne (or sparkling cider, your choice) toast at midnight. It's gonna be great times!


New Year's Eve Celebration 2011 with Gurmukh, Gurushabd, Tej & Harijiwan
Friday, Dec 31st 9:00pm
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Cost: $60/adv or $68/day of


Whoosh! Out goes the physical, mental and emotional debris of 2010, giving space for new opportunities and relationships to be found in the highly charged energy field of 2011.

This is a very exciting and energized year affording us a renewed sense of spirit with which to sail the seas of life’s grand adventure! On New Year’s Eve, let us use the power of group consciousness to draw infinite sums of energy and prana into us.

Golden Bridge opens it’s doors for all in celebration, prayer, and community on New Year’s Eve night! It will be a night of individual reflection, ecstatic kirtan and dance, yoga, deep meditation, chanting, the gong, and great company.

The Nite Moon Cafe will serve warm delicious Indian Cuisine along with sweets and yogi tea chai.
A rare season of time now calls us forth. Eleven is the cosmic jet stream of Infinity, join us New Year’s Eve to catch this magnificent wave of energy being beamed down upon planet Earth. Together we will harness the electrical flow of the Universe to purify and elevate our spirit in a new dimension of reality. Your angels are calling you home, it’s all right here at Golden Bridge.

Join us on this magical evening as we link our prayers with all the seekers of light on the planet and blend the clear light of compassion into every aspect of our lives.


New Year's Eve Awakening! with Charu Morgan
Friday, Dec 31st 9 pm-1 am

The Hub, West Los Angeles
Cost: $75 per person; $50 early registration (2 weeks before event)

Great New Year’s Eves can be hard to come by. I have always felt there is something very special about this turning over of the year, the ending and the new beginning, but I have often found myself in situations that were lacking in truly honoring the occasion.

This year, invite the new year in with a sacred Tantric Ceremony. Ignite the aliveness of the last few hours of the year by discovering new ways of meeting yourself intimately. Where have you held back this year? What were the greatest moments of experiencing the depths of your loving, the agony of your hate? What are you longing for as you enter into this new year?

Allow yourself to awaken your body, fully embrace and lovingly release the experiences of the year gone by, be blessed and nourished in your visions for the year to come and celebrate by discovering yourself alive on a whole new level as you ring in the new year.

To register, please contact Embody Tantra: http://www.eveningofawakening.com/ or 310.729.1501.

New Year's Workshop and Celebration With Christine Burke
Friday, Dec 31st 10:00pm-Midnight
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Cost: $45
includes champagne, treats and loads of laughs!

Make it the New Year's you WANT it to be - powerful, peaceful, joyful, healthy! from 10pm-Midnight we will join together in an all levels flow class with music, meditation and good vibrations all around. At midnight we will celebrate the coming of The White Metal Rabbit and start the new year with an ACTUAL GLOW!! And that's from being Lit on the inside! This workshop-celebration always fills up so call now! (323)964-5222


Welcome the New Year in Peace
Friday, Dec 31st 10:30pm
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, Marina del Rey


Ring in 2011 in peace, setting intentions for your spiritual progress. Join like-minded members of the yoga community for our annual New Year celebration.

We will welcome the New Year with a puja to celebrate Swami Vishnu's birthday and will chant our way into 2011.


~~ and when the new year's eve parties are over, there's more new year celebrating to do!! ~~

All classes are FREE at YogaWorks in California on 1-1-11!

10:00-11:30am Fred Miller Gentle Yoga (1) Center for Yoga
10:15-11:45am Chris Stein Iyengar Yoga (1/2) Center for Yoga
12:00-01:30pm Joan Hyman Vinyasa Flow (2/3) Center for Yoga
12:15-01:45pm Whitney Allen Vinyasa Flow (2) Center for Yoga

09:00-10:30am Chad Hamrin Yoga Blend (2/3) Santa Monica - Main
10:45-12:15pm Rachael Simmons YogaWorks (1) Santa Monica - Main
12:30-02:00pm Kia Miller Vinyasa Flow (2/3) w/Meditation Santa Monica - Main

10:00-11:30am Al Tavera YogaWorks (1) Santa Monica - Montana
10:15-11:45am Charlie Samos Yoga Blend (2) Santa Monica - Montana
11:45-01:15pm Scott Hobbs Iyengar Yoga (1/2) Santa Monica - Montana
12:00-01:30pm David Kim Vinyasa Flow (2/3) Santa Monica - Montana

01:30-02:30pm Chrissy Canning BarWorks® (1/2) South Bay
02:00-03:30pm David Lynch YogaWorks (2) South Bay
02:45-04:15pm Chris Armas Yoga Blend (2/3) South Bay
10:00-11:30am Kiyomi Takahashi Yoga Blend (1/2) South Bay
10:30-12:00pm Greville Henwood Vinyasa Flow (2/3) South Bay
12:15-01:15pm Chrissy Canning SculptWorks® (2) South Bay
12:15-01:45pm Sarah Ezrin Gentle Yoga (1) South Bay

01:00-01:55pm Petra Polinkova SculptWorks® (1) Tarzana
03:30-04:45pm Joe Kara Yoga Blend (2) Tarzana
08:30-09:55am Beth Prandini Yoga Blend (1/2) Tarzana
09:00-10:00am Holli Rabishaw YogaWorks Slim (2) Tarzana
09:30-10:45am Chrissy Canning Yoga Blend (1) Tarzana
10:00-10:50am Alex McLean YW-X (1) Tarzana
10:00-11:25am Szymon Wojcik Vinyasa Flow (2/3) Tarzana
11:30-12:45pm Lori McIntosh Iyengar Yoga (1/2) Tarzana
12:00-01:15pm Hayleigh Woodworth Yoga Blend (1) Tarzana
12:00-12:50pm Alex McLean YW-X (1) Tarzana

02:00-03:30pm Monica Rose Iyengar Yoga (1/2) Valencia
04:00-05:15pm Cathy Orr Yoga Blend (1/2) Valencia
08:30-09:30am Allison Nelson SculptWorks® (1/2) Valencia
09:30-10:30am Wendy Hassenpflug Pilates Mat (1/2) Valencia
09:30-11:00am Jackie Field Vinyasa Flow (2) Valencia
10:30-11:45am Dani Ibarra Therapeutics / Back Valencia
11:00-12:15pm Ashley Rideaux YogaWorks (1) Valencia
12:30-01:45pm Alexandra Lauterio Prenatal Yoga (1) Valencia

08:45-08:00pm Multple Teachers KidsWorks Westlake Village
09:30-10:30am Patricia Friberg SculptWorks® (1/2) Westlake Village
09:30-10:40am Chris Bannister Yoga Blend (1/2) Westlake Village
10:45-12:00pm Maggie Mellor Yoga Blend (1) Westlake Village
10:45-12:15pm Ellen Kalmenson Vinyasa Flow (2/3) Westlake Village

09:00-10:30am Bebe Chianni Lin YogaWorks (1/2) Westwood
09:30-11:00am David Kim Vinyasa Flow (2/3) Westwood
11:00-12:30pm Margaux Permutt Relax Deeply (1) Westwood


A Bit of Heaven in 2011 with Bekah Finch ~ 2 Hour New Year Restorative ~
Saturday, Jan 1st 10:00am-12:00pm
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Cost: $25 by Dec 25th / $30 after


Are you tired of starting off the new year exhausted or hungover? Then let 2011 be the year of something new! Join Bekah for a 2 hour renewing restorative practice that will allow you to release the holidays, relax completely and create a sacred space to set your new year intentions in a balanced, peaceful way.

Space is limited so sign up soon!


New Years Day Yoga with Annmarie Solo
Saturday, Jan 1st 10:00am-12:00pm

Yoga Desa, Topanga
Cost: $20

Bring in 2011 with a detoxifying, strengthening and aligning yoga practice. Set your intention for an incredible New Year! This event will sell out, please email Annmarie at annmarie@annmariesolo.com to reserve your spot.


A New Years Day Practice with Michael Ruccolo
Saturday, Jan 1st 10:00am

Lyfe Yoga Center, Hermosa Beach

Begin 2011 with a morning yoga practice that will promote grounding and centering. We will begin with a short meditation, followed by an asana practice and ending with some breath work and a long satisfying savasana!


NEW YEARS DAY CLASS AT THE HDC with Marc Holzman
Saturday, Jan 1st 10:30am-12:30pm
Guerilla Yoga at Hollywood Dance Center, 817 Highland Ave (at Waring), Hollywood
Cost: $15 Donation


Oh to be back in LA will be just divine! Please join me for a delicious, 2-hour, reunion practice to ring in 2011.
Please RSVP/ASAP to marc@guerillayogi.com so that I can reserve the appropriate size room.


Breathe in 2011 with Adam Schomer
Saturday, Jan 1st 11:00am-12:30pm
Yoga Shelter, Studio City
Cost: No additional cost if in current package. New students receive 1 week free. $10 if not in current package.

Start your year off right! Join Adam Schomer January 1, 2011 for an active lung and heart opening Fusion class.

*$5 suggested donation to the Yoga for Everyone Fund – if you have give, if you need email us: studiocity@yogashelter.com


New Year's Day Yoga and Meditation
Saturday, Jan 1st 11:00am-1:00pm
The Infinite Yoga, Long Beach
Cost: $11 suggested donation

We are entering a new year, an important year, a big year, 2011! We are entering an age where Blessings, Compassion and an Unlimited Capacity to LOVE will bring us the most Power and Happiness. Let's build this together. Come and shine bright in this beautiful New Year of Possibility and Abundance.
Chai Tea and Raw Treats to follow.


Pause, Go Inside, Visualize clearly...with Annie Carpenter
Saturday, Jan 1st 2:00-5:00pm
Exhale Center for Sacred Movement, Venice

Cost: $40

Manifest your Intention for 2011!
Join Annie for this 3 hour workshop of :
* Asana
* Pranayama
* Meditation
* Authentic movement practices
Which will all connect you to your intuitive clarity for a beautiful and abundant 2011!


New Year’s Yoga Meditation with Michael
Saturday, Jan 1st, 2:30-4:00pm

Yoga Desa, Topanga
Cost: FREE

Welcome the new year with the ancient tradition of Yoga Meditation.
Let go of last year and prepare to make the new year all you can dream of. Starting with a very easy physical yoga practice, we will then move into a guided meditation to recharge ourselves and celebrate the New Year.
Contact: Michael Adler at (818) 224-3194


New Year’s Day Art of Living Kirtan & Meditation
Saturday, Jan 1st, 7:00-9:00pm
Yoga Desa, Topanga

Cost: By Donation

Art of Living teachers Michele Krolik and Andrew Behla offer 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 ~ By Donation ~ Held the First Saturday of Every Month
Contact: Andrew Behla at (818) 340-6088


111 Sun Salutations to Ring in the New Year!
Sunday, Jan 2nd 1:00-4:00pm
Brazilian Yoga and Pilates, Atwater Village
Cost: Suggested $10 donation


Please join us as to salute a healthy and prosperous 2011 with 111 sun salutations taught by ALL the BYP teachers in 15 minute increments. A delicious sampler platter of our amazing teachers, including new instructors to the BYP family!
Munchies, music and other fun activities await, along with class packages at discounted rates!
All Levels class starts at 1:00 pm.
Bring a mat & grab your spot early.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Acharya Vikrmaditya said...

Thanks for the schedule which me and my team will benefit from.

11:15 PM  
Blogger joni said...

your TEAM? how many are you, anyway?? sounds like you definitely need to make reservations NOW! :)

11:25 PM  

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