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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

my thanksgiving holiday tradition

for most of us here in the united states, thanksgiving is the time we celebrate all our blessings with family and/or close friends. in my case, it means not only that but that i also need to compile and publish the annual thanksgiving holiday class listing for the local yoga studios. and while it often is a thankless task that i voluntarily take upon myself to do, i know that someone out there is grateful for all the work that i've put into it... and is just too embarrassed to reach out and thank me :)

if you've reached this through a link from LA yoga magazine or my yoga chat podcast, welcome! and just know that while everyone will soon be busy getting their holiday shopping done, i'll likewise be busy compiling the christmas/new year class listing. ho ho ho!!

and as always, i'll keep adding whatever else i find between now and the weekend...

ananda los angeles, hancock park

Thursday, November 24th
11:00 am Gratitude Service
12:30 pm Thanksgiving meal, Plus a P.G. Wodehouse Play!
Reservations: http://www.anandala.org/calendar/thanksgiving-service-meal-at-ananda-ashram/

awareness center, pasadena

We are CLOSED Thursday for Thanksgiving.
We are OPEN Friday for the 9:30, 10:00 & 11:00 am classes.
Our regular schedule resumes Saturday.
The morning sadhana program continues every day (enter through back door).

bam bu lah yoga, marina del rey

Bam Bu Lah will be closed on Thanksgiving and will have a modified class schedule the day before and the day after.

bhakti yoga shala, santa monica

Special Thanksgiving-Eve Gratitude Practice with Govindas and Psalm Isadora
Wednesday, November 23rd at 6:30pm
Suggested Donation $15

Let's come together and share our lives, hearts, sweat, laughter, tears and gratitude with each other on the eve of Thanksgiving. It has been a strong year of shift and transformation, and through all the challenges, there has a greater opening to Grace. I am more and more grateful for the kula, the community that practices together. I look forward to opening the ritual of Giving Thanks with you...

black dog yoga, sherman oaks

Thursday, Nov 24:
9:00a - 10:30a Basics Mischa Allen
9:30a - 11:00a Intermediate Flow Peter Barnett
10:45a - 12:15p Anusara Jenny Brill
11:15a - 12:30p Mixed Level Donation Class* Casey Stroud

* to benefit the Downtown Women's Center. 100% of all donations will go to the center. We will be taking cash donations OR you can bring an item from their Holiday Wish List!

Items they have listed are:
Backpack / Messenger Bag
Flashlights with Batteries
Reading Classes (in assorted strengths)
Towel Sets (bath, hand and washcloth)
$5 Gift Cards to local grocery and drugstores or Amazon.com
Please bring your chosen donation the day of class. We will be collecting at the desk.
For more information about the Downtown Women's Center go to www.dwcweb.org

Friday, Nov 25, Please note:
7:00a - 8:00a Mixed Level Flow Community Class CANCELED

There will be a regular schedule for the rest of the day....
6:30p - 8:00p Soulful Flow with Live Music HAPPENING!

brazilian yoga and pilates, atwater village

Closed Wed. 11/23 - Sun. 11/27
Classes resume on Monday 11/28

city yoga, west hollywood

THANKSGIVING DAY, Thursday 11/24
8:30-10:00am Basics with Steffany Vance
9:00-10:00am Yoga Hour with Grant Mattos
7:45-9:15pm 11th Step
All other classes canceled

FRIDAY 11/25
8:30-10:00am Basics with Anthony Benenati
10:15-11:45pm Mixed with Rebecca Benenati
All other classes are canceled

7:00-8:30am 11th Step
8:30-10:00am Basics with Anthony Benenati
9:00-10:30am Mixed Rebecca Benenati
10:30-12:00pm Mixed with Emily Burton

SUNDAY 11/27
back to our regular schedule!

corepower yoga, los angeles

CorePower Yoga Cares: Donation Classes - Thursday, November 24th
Sherman Oaks Studio - 9:00am Yoga Sculpt
Wilshire Studio - 10:30am Hot Power Fusion
Torrance Studio - 9:15am C2
$25 minimum donation
All proceeds benefit One Love San Diego.
Contact Kat for more information.

dharma mittra yoga, los angeles

Thursday November 24th, Thanksgiving Day: One class only
9:30am-11:00am, All levels taught by Sonya

Friday, November 25th
12:00pm-2:00pm Master class, taught by Nino
6:00pm-7:30pm Dharma 2, taught by Era

Saturday, November 26th
9:15am Dharma 1-2 Sonya
11:15 -12:30 Prenatal / Postnatal Yoga taught by Sri
1:00pm-2:00pm Youth Yoga taught by Sonya
3:00-4:30pm Partner Yoga taught by Sonya and John

earth's power yoga, los angeles

Thu November 24, 2011
8:45 AM Basics with Alignment Fundamentals - Caitlin Talbot
10:30 AM Earth's Power Yoga Mixed Level - Liz Olesky

Fri November 25, 2011
10:30 AM Earth's Power Yoga Mixed Level - Laura Schneider
6:00 PM Earth's Power Yoga Mixed Level - Liz Olesky

Sat November 26, 2011
10:30 AM Earth's Power Yoga Mixed Level - Steven Earth Metz
4:00 PM Earth's Power Yoga Mixed Level - Liz Olesky

Sun November 27, 2011
10:30 AM Earth's Power Yoga Mixed Level - Steven Earth Metz
12:15 PM Basics with Alignment Fundamentals - Liz Olesky
6:00 PM Earth's Power Yoga Mixed Level - Liz Olesky

exhale center for sacred movement, venice

8:30am - 10:15am: Saul David Raye - Level 2/3
9:15am - 10:40am: Cristi Christensen - Level 1/2
10:30am - 12:00pm: Micheline Berry ~ Live Music Class featuring Red Musette - Level 2/3
10:45am - 12:15pm: Jo Tastula – Level ½

free spirit yoga, long beach

The Class Schedule for Thanksgiving Day will be 9:00am Flow Yoga w/ Andrea Morgan & 10:30am Beginner Basics with Cassandra. All other classes for Thursday are canceled. We return to our regular schedule on Friday for the rest of the weekend.

golden bridge yoga, hollywood

Thursday, November 24th 9:30 - 11:30 am
Golden Bridge Thanksgiving Day Celebration with Gurmukh
Cost: $25

Unveil the joy of gratitude in your heart!
Let the day of thanksgiving begin with playful, prayerful and powerful Kundalini Yoga, meditation, double gong and a bit of Thanksgiving dance!
Feast on our famous sourdough waffle breakfast and all the trimmings along with delicious yogi tea! Give thanks and blessings for the gift of your life.

the green yogi, manhattan beach

7:00am | Power Vinyasa with Heather Archer
9:30am | Power Vinyasa with Julie Rader
No Evening Classes

heal and soul, encino

*Closed Thanksgiving Day* Happy Thanksgiving!

hot 8 yoga, santa monica

Thanksgiving Day Schedule Thurs Nov. 24th:
9am Hot Yoga Elyce
9:15am Yoga Sculpt Natasha
10:30am Yoga Barre Natasha
12:00pm Power Marlize
12:30pm Hot Power Fusion Jessika

The rest of Thursday is cancelled.

Regular schedule Fri, Sat & Sun.

inyoga center, valley village

All classes not listed below are cancelled. Regular schedule will resume on Monday, November 28.

Wednesday, November 23
7:00-8:00am Community Flow
9:00-10:30am Yoga Flow 2-3
10:30-12:00pm Yoga Flow 1-2

Thursday, November 24
9:00-10:30am Turkey Twister with Clio Manuelian
*Fun mixed level class. Make room in your shoulders, hips and belly; create space in your spine; and open your hearts to gratitude on Thanksgiving Day. Everyone welcome!

Friday, November 25
9:00-10:30am Turkey Twister with Clio Manuelian
*Fun mixed level class. Release tension in your body, work your core and twist out toxins the morning after Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone welcome!
10:30-12:00pm Gentle Yoga with Sharon Kay

Saturday, November 26
9:00-10:30am Yoga Flow 1-2
10:30-12:00pm Basics Flow/Level 1
12:00-1:30pm Yoga Flow 2-3
1:30-3:00pm Beginning Yoga

Sunday, November 27
8:00-9:00am Pranayama & Meditation
9:00-10:30am Yoga Flow 1-2
10:30-12:00pm Yoga Flow 2-3
12:00-1:30pm Gentle Yoga
5:30-7:00pm Candlelight Restorative

iyengar yoga institute, los angeles

November 24
A special Thanksgiving Day class: 9:30-11:30 am All Levels with Chris Stein
All other classes are cancelled.

The normal class schedule will resume on Friday, November 25.

the jade apple, north hollywood

Thursday, November 24th:
10am – 12pm Turkey Day Flow with Trevor

Friday, November 25th:
9:30am Kind and Gentle with Bow
5pm Yoga Basics with Jenn

Regular Schedule resumes for the weekend!

karen shuman’s yoga remedy, sherman oaks

Yoga Remedy will be open till November 30th with a shortened schedule. The online schedule will always reflect the current classes.

Wednesday November 23rd
7:15-8:45am Kundalini Yoga & Meditation w/ Santosh Kaur
11:00-12:30pm Gentle Therapeutic Yoga w/ Avalon Solange
5:30-7:00pm Yoga for Your Body w/ Karen Shuman

Thursday November 24th CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING

Friday November 25th
9:00-10:30am Kundalini Yoga & Meditation w/ Alice Fulks
11:00-12:30pm Gentle Therapeutic Yoga w/ Avalon Solange

Saturday and Sunday will be normal schedule.

Monday November 28th
7:15-8:45am Kundalini Yoga & Meditation w/ Santosh Kaur
11:00-12:30pm Gentle Therapeutic Yoga w/ Avalon Solange
5:30-7:00pm Yoga for Your Body w/ Karen Shuman

Tuesday November 29th
10:30-12:00pm Ropes and Props w/ Karen Shuman
5:30-7:00pm Hatha 1-2 w/ Avalon Solange
7:30-9:00pm Kundalini Yoga & Meditation w/ Alana Gentry

Wednesday November 30th
7:15-8:45am Kundalini Yoga & Meditation w/ Santosh Kaur
11:00-12:30pm Gentle Therapeutic Yoga w/ Avalon Solange
5:30-7:00pm Yoga for Your Body w/ Karen Shuman

liberation yoga, los angeles

We will have a regular schedule ALL weekend EXCEPT on Thanksgiving Day as follows:
10:00am-11:30am - Mixed Level Flow with Steven Espinosa
11:30am -1:00pm Level 1 with jessie Diaz-Perez

maha yoga, brentwood

Maha Yoga Thanksgiving Day Class Schedule:
7:30am - All Levels with Amy Rose (cash/check donation)
9:15am - Level 2 with BreLinknt Laffoon
11:00am - Level 2&3 with Steve Ross

Regular full class schedule resumes on Friday, November 25 (except for no class on Fri 11/25 at 7:00am with Ed Rumann)

moksha yoga, los angeles

Thu November 24, 2011
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Moksha - Joe K
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Moksha Flow **Music - Matt

Fri November 25, 2011
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Yang/Yin **Music - Ezmy S
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Moksha - Joe K
4:30 PM - 5:45 PM Moksha Flow - Ezmy S

Sat November 26, 2011
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM Moksha - Joe K
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Moksha Flow - Matt

Sun November 27, 2011
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM Moksha Flow **Music - Ezmy S
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Moksha - Joe K

naam yoga, santa monica

NAAM YOGA LA will be closed on the following dates for the Thanksgiving Holiday:
November 23rd-26th

purple yoga, long beach

Thanksgiving schedule:
9:00AM Red Series
12:00PM Red Series

Regular Long Beach Schedule Resumes Friday, Nov. 25th, 6AM

rising lotus yoga, sherman oaks

9am Level 1 Sarah Sol
10.35 Rising Lotus Flow (2-3) Daniel Stewart
12.15 Lunch Flow (2-3) Micki Duran

santa monica yoga, santa monica

Thursday November 24:
Thanksgiving Day Yoga: Fundraiser for Westside Food Bank
10:00-11:30 am All Levels with Kyra Haglund - Suggested donation $20, cash or check made out to Westside Food Bank
Studio Closed rest of the day

Friday November 25:
6:30 pm All Levels Flow/Trance Dance with Julian Walker
Studio Closed rest of the day

Regular schedule resumes Saturday November 26

swerve studio, los angeles

Thanksgiving Schedule- Thursday 10/24:
9:30 am World Beat Workout with Kim Blank
10:15 am Circuit Training with Amanda Baumann
10:30 am Power Yoga with Tasha Rein
11:30 Yoga Booty Ballet with Conisha Wade

trilogy yoga, long beach

Thursday- All classes cancelled
Friday- 4am Sadhana cancelled, 8pm Entrance Yoga Dance cancelled
Sunday - 8:30am Sweet Morning Flow cancelled

u studio yoga, los angeles

THANKSGIVING DAY - 9:15AM with Andrea
"BLACK FRIDAY" 11/25 - 10:30AM with Andrea
SATURDAY 11/26 - 10:30AM with Andrea

there will be no 7pm classes Tues 11/22-Thurs 11/24--but they are back the next week

Back to our regular schedule Sunday 11/27

up dog yoga + cycling, west hollywood

Thanksgiving Schedule:
7:00 – 7:45am cycling with Charlene
8:15 – 9:15am cycling with Tevia
9:30 – 10:15 cycling with Graham
11:30 – 12:15pm cycling with Colin

9:00 – 10:15am yoga with Ben
10:30 – 11:45 yoga with Marc

Day after Thanksgiving:
8:15 – 9:00 am cycling with Laura
9:30 – 10:30 cycling with Sandra
12:15 – 1:00pm cycling with Mac

9:00 – 10:15am yoga with Michelle N
11:00 - 12:45am killer calorie with Kris

urth yoga, silverlake

Thursday, November 24th
8:00a - 9:00a Yoga Hour Flow with Gabe (all levels welcome)
9:30a - 9:45a Meditation with Stephen (free class)
9:45a - 11:15a Mixed Levels with Stephen

Friday, November 25th
10:30a - 12:00p Mixed Levels with Claudia
12:30p - 2:00p $5 Yoga Hour with Rachel

Saturday, November 26th
8:30a - 10:00a Basics with Gabe
10:30a - 12:00p Mixed Levels with Rachel

Sunday, November 27th - back to the regular schedule

yoga circle downtown, los angeles

Wednesday Nov 23, 7am, 8:30am, 12noon and 6:05 pm
Thanksgiving Day Closed
Friday Nov 25, 12noon and 6:05pm
Saturday Nov 26, 10:30am and 12noon
Sunday Nov 27, 10:30am
Monday Nov 28, Return to Regular Schedule

yoga kingdom sanctuary, pasadena

Thursday, November 24th
9:30am Classical Hatha

Friday, November 25th
9:30am Curative Yoga
5:30pm Classical Hatha

yoga loft, manhattan beach

11/24 Thursday - Pre-Turkey Sweat
8:40am-10:05am Level 2/3
10:15am-11:40am Level 1/2

11/25 Friday - Post Pie Detox
8:40am-10:05am Level 2/3
10:15am-11:40am Level 1/2

yoga loft, woodland hills

Thanksgiving Day
10:00am with Pamela & Diego. They will combine their special talents as they guide you through some breathing exercises, asana flow and guided meditation to help you set your intention for giving and receiving.
This is a donation class, with 100% of proceeds to be given to Haven Hills, a non-profit organization for battered women and children. Please bring a new wrapped toy or $10 cash for the class.

Friday - the day after
12:15pm mixed class with Pamela & Paula.
5:30pm gentle Yoga & meditation with Radha

Saturday & Sunday, regular schedule

yoga madre, arcadia

Please join us for a free class on Thanksgiving Day:
9:00 a.m. with René
All levels are welcome to our practice of thankfulness.

yoga at the raven, silverlake

Thursday (Thanksgiving): No classes

Friday 10:30am-12pm: "Burn the Bird" with Elizabeth Myers.
Elizabeth will lead a 90 minute class focused
on core work and asana. Come work off the
holiday treats and have fun while you do it!

Friday 6:30-8pm: AcroYoga All Levels

Saturday and Sunday: Regular class schedule!

yoga shelter, studio city

Thursday, November 24, 2011 - Tofurkey Day Community Class!!

Start your Thanksgiving by shaking your tail feathers, let the turkeys keep theirs!
Join Eric Paskel at 9:45 November 24th, 2011 for our annual Yoga Rocks Tofurkey Day Community Class!
Suggested donation of $10 going to our Yoga Shelter for Everyone Fund – which provides yoga classes and scholarships to our Life and Teacher Training programs to those who otherwise can not afford it.
Sign up early! Space is limited!

No evening classes

yogavidala, los feliz

Special Holiday Class with Stefanie Manger!
Friday, November 25 12:30pm
Cost: $15 suggested, $10 minimum.

Let's sweat out that gravy and apple pie! This class will increase metabolism, aid in digestion, and stimulate elimination with a special detox sequence including core work and deep twists bringing us into a deep, replenishing relaxation.
Warm up and sweat out toxins with vigorous, flowing sun salutations A & B, then surrender and replenish with passive restorative poses using blocks, blankets, & eye pillows!
All Levels.1/2 Vinyasa Flow class +1/2 Restorative Yoga class = AAAaaahhh!!

YOGA FOR DIGESTION with Becca Gordon
Saturday, November 26 2:00-4:00pm
Cost:$25 (Cash or Check payable to Becca Gordon)
To register, contact Becca at 901-219-1262 or email:beccafgordon@gmail.com.

A post-Thanksgiving class for those who overindulged in the festival of food or just those that want to indulge in a bit of holiday yoga. This workshop is open to new beginners as well as seasoned yoga practitioners. Learn postures that support good digestion and how to incorporate them into your life. This workshop will include active postures as well as restorative asana.

yoga at the village, glendale

Free Thanksgiving Yoga Thursday 9AM
Closed for the Rest of Thanksgiving Day

yoga vista, playa vista

We will be closed on Thursday Nov. 23rd for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

the yogi tree, toluca lake

Please join us this Thursday for a special Thanksgiving Day Practice at 9am:
Explore Gratitude as a Pathway to Abundance in a Heart-Warming Vinyasa Flow incorporating twists, backbends, inversions, and meditation.
Join our very own D.M. Osborne for an inspiring and connecting Thanksgiving morning practice and community breakfast gathering.
Class by Donation - Oatmeal, Tea, and Community to Follow

yogis anonymous, santa monica

Thursday November 24:
9:15AM - 10:45AM: Dice Iida-Klein "Roll With Dice!"
11:15AM - 12:45PM: Ally Hamilton - "Ally's Class", finishing with special guided gratitude meditation
All other classes on Thanksgiving Day are cancelled.

Friday November 25:
8:00AM class cancelled.
All others as regularly scheduled.

your neighborhood studio, culver city

In observance of the holiday, YNS is closed on Thursday, November 24th. YNS will resume its regular hours Friday, November 25th and the rest of the weekend.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow! that's a real labor of love to post ALL the classes during a time when many studios close. Thanksgiving is also a great time to explore home practice. Namaste!

8:29 AM  
Blogger joni said...

hi dakini --

to tell you the truth, i only realized on thanksgiving morning that i had missed listing the schedules of many more studios in town! thankfully, i haven't received hate mail from the regulars at those studios. at least not yet :)

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Jade said...

That is an amazing list to have to enter. Plus the latest post was even longer! I wish I was in your area and could attend some of those classes.

8:45 AM  

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