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TONIGHT, THURSDAY JUNE 14
6:00 P.M. Join Bhakti House and guest speaker Jayapataka Swami for an evening of revolutionary ideas and powerful live music.
7:30 P.M. Live Music by at Yoga Circle's Yoga class led by Brianne Welke and is priced at the Artwalk Special of only $5. Park across the street at the Athena Garage, 425 Main Street, $2 with validation.
FRIDAY, JUNE 15
7:00 P.M. Swami Probuddhananda Puri, Vice President of the International Vedanta Society in Varanasi, India, is speaking at Holy Nativity Church in Westchester.
11:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. Kathmandu Boutique Quarterly Open House Gathering and 7th Magical Year Anniversary! Come join the celebration with food, music, massage, and everything will be 15%-50% off.
Amma returns to Los Angeles. Experience Amma’s spiritual energy, and lots of hugging, at this all-night event as she travels through Los Angeles to teach peace and harmony of the body and mind.
SATURDAY, JUNE 16
9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Wellness Weekends
presented by the W Los Angeles and Lucy. Fitness and yoga classes with Kit Rich (Saturdays) and Tiffany Russo (Sundays), wiith yoga mats provided by Lucy. Every weekend through September 9, 2012.
11:00 A.M. Downward Dining
is back with an invigorating 1 hr, all level yoga class. A delicious vegetarian meal, samples from partners and awesome gift bags!
12:00 P.M. Namste India! Global Yoga Day. Ally Hamilton and Kourtney Kaas offer a 90-minute Yoga class with DJ Philip Steir. All proceeds go to Room Read’s Girl’s Education Program
. The cost to support one girl scholar in India for one year is US $250. Suggested donation $20-$30 at Yogis Anonymous
12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. Pose for Cats! Earn some good kitty karma with this Yoga fundraising class taught by Tracy Gittens. Benefits Kitt Crusaders
, a non-profit group dedicated to the rescue of cats and kittens from local shelters. Suggested Donation $20 at Crystal Springs picnic area, Griffith Park, Los Angeles. For more info email Mary
1:30 P.M. Achieve More by Doing Less with Stefanos Kafatos. This practice will focus on maintaining healthy and engaged alignments from foundation, to asana and through transition while doing less in the superficial muscle of the body. Free class at City Yoga
1:30 P.M. to 3:30 P.M. "Do It Yourself" Energy Healing Workshop with Lani Reagan, LMT. Gain an understanding of how the invisible energy called prana, chi or life force, works at the physical, mental and emotional levels in this hand's on/off workshop. Cost $35 at Inner Power Yoga Studio
, Woodland Hills.
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Laugh, Dance, Flow, Bliss! with Alana Lee. A lighthearted, playful workshop which will be a combination of laughter yoga, ecstatic dance, and vinyasa flow ending with a crystal bowl sound bath meditation. $25 advance/$30 at door at City Yoga
9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. YogaBuddies Camps
will be including a unique yoga program while adding more kid friendly meditations and mantra, as well as arts and crafts, outdoor activities and special guests. Weekdays at First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica for children ages 5-10.
7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. July 13-15 YogaBuddies Teacher Training's last training for 2012. To register or for more information visit YogaBuddies
SUNDAY, JUNE 17
6:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Eco-Yoga Practice. Every third Sunday, Jasmine Lieb and the Green Yoga Association host an evening of gentle Yoga practice, along with guest speakers and a shared vegetarian meal. Share community and the ease of living an ecological lifestyle. $20 donation benefits the Green Yoga Association. Held at the Church in Ocean Park,
MONDAY, JUNE 18
7:00 P.M. Join HBO for their One Nation Under Dog Premiere in Beverly Hills. All proceeds will suport the lifesaving rescues of the Animal Rescue Corps. The president and founder of ARC, Scotlund Haisley, says, "It is impossible to see this film and not be motivated to take immediate action." Tickets are $50 per person.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21
7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. Summer Solstice Naam Yoga Celebration with Dr. Michael Levry in Santa Monica will be an evening of conscious community, yoga, music and transformation. Reception to follow catered by Whole Foods. Presale: $50, Day of: $65.
7:00-8:30 P.M. At the "Keeping Cool: Hints for Pacifying Pitta" Seminar Series learn some tips for keeping the fire energy of pitta under control. Join Devi Mueller at the California College of Ayurveda
for this free event to get some practical, easy and interesting ideas for making the most of your summer season.
ON THE HORIZON
THURSDAY, JUNE 21-24
Join Jill Miller for a Yoga Tune Up Hips & Bliss Immersion
at YogaWorks Larchmont. Learn specific anatomy of the hips, legs, knees ankles and feet to expand your own practice or take into your classroom as you teach. Trainees are guided through a variety of hands-on adjustments, new assessment strategies, injury scenarios, deeper meditation instruction, and improving their teaching performance of these specific body regions.
Journey hOMe is more than a yoga festival; it is a celebration of spirit. This two day festival will be held on a beautiful ranch in Lake County, California and will focus on dance, yoga, sustainabilty practices, natural beauty, musc and visionary art. To register or for more information, visit Journey Home.
Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration. Celebrate summer at the legendary annual Santa Barbara Solstice event where the spectacular parade up State Street is one part of a festive weekend. Exercise your creativity at the arts and crafts boutique, groove in the drum circle, and indulge in delicious refreshments from local restaurants. Remember to dress for the fantasy theme! Event held at Alameda Park and State Street.
SATURDAY, JUNE 23
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. Help celebrate City Yoga's 13th Anniversary Party and Grand Opening of their Studio City location! The party doesn't stop there, as the celebration will be follow by an after party at the new Lululemon in Studio City.
7:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. Naam Yoga Benefit for Women's Shelter with Naam Yoga and Whole Foods. It will be an evening of Naam Mind and Body Yoga, Women's Community and Outreach, Feminine Empowerment and Relationship Coaching, Women's health, Skin and Beauty tips and embracing the divine feminine. Proceeds will go to Sojourn Women's Shelter. Presale: $21, At the door: $25.
8:30 P.M. Joss Jaffe Concert at Bhakti Yoga Shala. Join the artist for the release of his second full length album Dub Mantra. The album merges Sanskrit mantras and reggae rhythms to produce a wonderful new genre of music that can be previewed here.
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
2:00-7:00 P.M. The Valley Rocks! Operation Shanti 2012 Join this team led yoga class with live music by Daniel Stewart and Friends, followed by an after party with DJ Michael "Jammerz" Callon, food, silent auction, raffle and prizes.
3:00 P.M. Eco Salon Film Series' monthly film screening at the Microsoft Store's viewing room in the Westfield Century City Mall. Free film and Q&A discussion to follow, Microsoft gift bag, and plant-based hors d'oeuvres and beverages.
6:00 P.M. Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, is launching his new biography of Yogananda, at the Ford Amphitheater.
SATURDAY, JULY 7-8
11:00 A.M. - 8:00 P.M. Zenshuji Soto Mission is the flagship Soto Zen temple in North America. (The Soto sect emphasizes meditation.) This is our yearly celebration steeped in Japanese culture and tradition based on the Indian Buddhist Ullambana Sutra.There will be the traditional Obon ceremony honoring ancestors in the Hondo, as well as tea ceremony, Japanese food, taiko drumming, dance and more.
SUNDAY, JULY 22
2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Integrative Medicine: The Quantum Healing Field of Kundalini Yoga with Chris Walling, RYT, MBA, FACMPE. Tickets are $30 advance/$35 at door at Golden Bridge Yoga.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Hot 8 Yoga Open Auditions for their upcoming Beverly Hills studio. They are looking for teachers for all 7 styles that they offer. Email for more information.
Recipes for Summer Solstice
With the summer solstice just around the corner, we are entering into a cycle dominated by the firry pitta dosha. Therefore, our bodies crave refreshing drinks, fruits, and vegetables.
From Limeade with Rose Water, to healthy green salads, to a strawberry shake, ayurvedic healer Dr. Light Miller shared with LA YOGA her favorite ayurvedic recipes to help nourish and ease our bodies through the summer solstice transition.
For further instructions and recipes, visit LA YOGA Recipes.
Celebrate Room To Read's Global Yoga Day
John Wood's non-profit, Room to Read, will host Global Yoga Day this Saurday, June 16. As hosted along with volunteer chapters, Global Yoga Day is series of donation classes in cities worldwide. All donations raised in participated classes will address girls’ education, global poverty, and human rights.
To learn more about Room to Read and Global Yoga Day, visit LA YOGA's recent "Compassion in Action" Feature on Room to Read.
Celebrate Global Yoga Day on June 16 in Santa Monica at these associated events:
Yogis Anonymous founder Ally Hamilton and fellow instructor Kourtney Kaas will teach a 90-minute class with DJ Philip Steir at noon on June 16, at Yogis Anonymous. Email to RSVP.
Bhakti Yoga Shala's Molly Ole will kick the day off right at 8 A.M. with her Bhakti Vinyasa flow class. The farmers market is steps outside the studio, so you can continue the celebration into the sunny Santa Monica day.
Ram Dass & Krishna Das in Maui
The Maui Film Festival is host to the world premier of "One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das" movie this Sunday, June 17 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater. The premier is highlighted by a rare Question & Answer session with Ram Dass and the film's director, Jeremy Frindel immediately following the screening.
Through the ages, we have called upon the One for Whom we yearn in countless ways, through myriad names. The term 'The Beloved' embraces all of these names and forms of the Divine, affirming their Unity.
Maui, Krishna Das' December destination of choice for the past 5 years to be with his long time guru-brother Ram Dass, will also be home to the "Open Your Heart in Paradise" Retreat from December 5-10. Ram Dass and Krishna Das will also be joined by renowned Vipassana "loving kindness" meditation teachers and authors Sharon Salzberg and Mirabai Bush for morning meditations and dharma talks.
Siddha Meditation Master, Yogamata, Comes to L.A.
Yogmata teaches Himalayan Siddha meditation that relaxes and puts you
squarely on the path to enlightenment. Yogmata’s compassionate meditations provide action plans for finding peace, balancing health and unifying with the Life Force. The Indian government officially recognized Yogmata as a Himalayan Siddha meditation and yoga master for her achievement of samadhi (continuous meditation for several days in underground chambers and other isolated areas).
Yogmata’s on a world-wide mission to teach self-nurture through easy and effective meditation. Join Yogmata at her life-changing workshop on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday June 24 at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport. Visit Yogamata for more information and event details.
Putting Soul Back in the Solstice
Put Soul back in the Solstice with the likes of those at Exhale Spa on Main St. Visit the studio on June 21 for a big day of celebrating the sun, summer, the light, each other and the community.
The day's event will include:
+Classes FREE for all new people all day long
+Huge Summer Sale
+Amazing raffles including: class packs, massages, and sessions to Exhale's Yoga surf camp launching June 24
+Tasty treats and samplings by YogaEarth, Vardo Venice, Sauce on Hampton, Green’s UP, Main Squeeze, and more.
+7:30 P.M. FREE to all Tag team live music class taught by Kishan Shah, Ashley Albrand (pictured above), Kate D. Caratri, Isabelle du Soleil, and Aaron Reed. Opening invocation and prayer will be offered by Laura Amazzone.
Visit Exhale Spa on Main St. for further event details.
Passport to Prana 2 for 1 Promo
Passport to Prana is your ticket to some of the best Yoga classes in your city, whether you're looking for something slow and meditative or vigorous and challenging. The original multi-studio exclusive Yoga studio pass features access to destination, boutiques, and community studios in your neck of the woods. Passport to Prana entitles you to one Yoga class at each of the participating yoga studios.
Purchase a Passport to Prana for a friend and get yours FREE! Make sure to use promo code LAYOGA241. Offer expires June 30, 2012 and lasts for a year to the date that card is activated.
To learn more about the perks of a pass, visit Passport to Prana.
Yoga Alliance Conference July 1 Early Bird Deadline
Yoga Alliance's Second Annual Leadership Conference will be held October 25-28 in Indian Wells, CA. "Transform Through Yoga" at this event which will include talks from speakers: Dr. Larry Payne, Cora Wen and Nikki Myers, Kirtan performance by the Mayapuris, and networking opportunities through a inspiring gathering of Yoga teachers.
The Leadership Conference is designed by and for Yoga teachers with the intention to enhance Yoga knowledge and teaching so that teachers may better transmit this knowledge to students. It is an opportunity for teachers to invigorate a lifelong study of Yoga with peers in a warm and collaborative environment. The Early Bird deadline has just been extended to July 1st. Active RYTs save $100. To register and learn more about the conference, visit Yoga Alliance.
Giveaway of the Week: Flojos Sandals
As featured in LA YOGA's June Product Page, Flojos Rumor sandals are designed with egg crate cushioning and a one-inch heel. Both fashion forward as well as comfortable for walking around in all day at the beach, or into the Yoga studio. Step into style this summer in any of Flojos unique men or women's sandals.
LA YOGA teamed up with Flojos Sandals to give away 1 pair of size 6 Rumors Sandals in Gold. To enter, write LA YOGA with subject "Flojos Sandals."
Congratulations to last week's giveaway winner: Adrienne! We hope you enjoy at evening at the Skirball Cultural Center for "Say the Word: The Games People Play."
Los Angeles Film Festival
LA Film Fest starts this week, with these and several other Yoga relevant films to look out for:
"G-DOG" is a documentary with a look at Father Greg Boyle, as he and his LA Homeboys and Homegirls struggle to keep one of the country’s leading gang intervention programs afloat. Yoga is part of the reentry program for the former gang members, inmates and drug addicts. 4:20 P.M. Sunday, June 17 at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live 8.
“PINCUS” (pictured left) is in way over his head: trying to find a way to stall his father’s Parkinson’s, halfheartedly taking up yoga to meet girls, and spending time stoned and fumbling for some sort of spiritual truth. 8:10 P.M. Saturday, June 16 at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live 7:40 P.M. Thursday, June 21 at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live
"THE HOUSE I LIVE IN" (Documentary) Eugene Jarecki’s powerful, award-winning documentary exposes the monumental failure of the War on Drugs, which has torn apart communities, weakened our police forces and turned incarceration into a big time America business. 8:10 P.M. Friday, June 22 at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live 13 3:30 P.M. Sunday, June 24 at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live 13
For further screening and event information, visit LA Film Festival.
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