E-News from LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health Magazine
June 2012 | ISSUE 128
From the Editor
Tuesday, June 5 is the date of the Presidential Primary in California. Before you think you’re just not interested, or it’s already been decided, or you’re not political, well, remember that in every election there’s more on the ballot than the big-ticket items that receive the most press. This election also offers the opportunity to begin the process of choosing some of our local representatives and to weigh in on different ballot measures.
Around the world, people fight for the privilege to be able to vote, and even here in the US, our ability to vote (if you weren’t a land-owning white man) was hard-won. Every time we take the opportunity to use our voice, it is a meaningful opportunity to participate. So, remember to visit your polling place on June 5. While the Secretary of State’s elections website won’t necessarily tell us everything we need to know, there are a number of helpful links, bits of information and a page for voting hotline phone numbers. So…hope to see you at your polling place on Tuesday.
And if you want more information about voting initiatives, in the Yoga community, Off the Mat into the World and Wanderlust are both supporting YOGAVOTES, encouraging people to participate.
On another note, the third annual Hemp History Week begins June 4. This plant is far more than something needing a prescription. Hemp is a hearty weed whose fiber makes sustainable clothing and whose seeds provide a rich source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. My favorite use of hemp seeds lately is to mix with quinoa pilaf to add a nutty crunch and extra nutrition. What’s your favorite hemp recipe?
Remember to vote on Tuesday,
Felicia Marie Tomasko, RN
LA Yoga Magazine, Editor in Chief
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FRIDAY, JUNE 1
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. 2nd Anniversary and 30-Day Challenge Party at Hot 8 Yoga with food, drink, and gifts for the challenge participants. Hot 8 Yoga, 1422 2nd St, Santa Monica.
8:30 P.M. Kirtan with Andres Salcedo at Bhakti Yoga Shala, 207 Arizona Ave, Santa Monica.
Bikram Yoga Marina del Rey opens today! 2903 Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey. Call 310-821-3638.
Lululemon Studio City opens today at 12199 Ventura Blvd, Studio City.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1-3
Kabbalah of Birth and Beyond, a Naam Yoga
therapies pre-natal teacher training. In this training you will learn the cosmic energies that effect conception, developement, birth, and chidhood of a baby, as well as how to accelerate the spiritual evolution of the child that is to come.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2
6:30 P.M. Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary
is celebrating its 12th Anniversary Party with fun, food, and drinks at Yoga Kingdom Sanctuary, 553 S Lake Ave, Pasadena.
7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. YAS Fitness
ThinkCure silent auction and party to kick off the 3rd Annual YAS-a-thon
at YAS Abbot Kinney in Venice.
7:00 P.M. Kirtan with Michele Krolik and Andrew Behla of the Art of Living
at Yoga Desa
8:00 P.M. Be Open Yoga
& Mind in Body
are merging into one space and will be hosting a launch party with wine, vegan treats, and music at Mind in Body in Burbank.
8:30 P.M. Bhakti Yoga Shala
is celebrating its 3rd Anniversary with a kirtan led by Govindas and Radha
9:00 P.M. The Kirtan Rabbi will be leading a full-on big sound Hebrew Kirtan with Cantor Magda Fishman and the Kirtan Rabbi Band, including Jaclyn Beck, Abby Gilad, Yehoshua Brill, Dave Allen, and Mark Gorman. Visit Temple Beth Am
SATURDAY JUNE 2 & 9
7:00 P.M. to 8:30 P.M. Meditation Workshop
with Oz Hepworth. The meditation techniques learned in this workshop are based on the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda author of "Autobiography of a Yogi". $60 both days if registered by May 26, $75 by June 2. RSVP at HOT 8 YOGA
7:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. As part of the Monthly Music Series
at Trilogy Yoga
in Long Bech, J Brave of Luminaries and Elijah Ray and the Band of Light will be playing a show. There will be vegan food to enjoy, and a $10 donation is suggested. Doors open at 7, so get there early to make sure you have a spot!
SUNDAY, JUNE 3
9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. Joseph Emmett of Vedanta World
Los Angeles will be conducting the first of a series of weekly lectures on the Bhagavad Gita. By donation at Studio Surya Yoga
9:30-10:30 A.M. Lululemon Studio City f
ree class with ambassador Clio Manuelian 9:30-10:30.
6:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M. Moksha Yoga Los Angeles
is hosting its Party for a Purpose: FUNdraiser for Free the Children with food trucks, open bar, live music, and a silent auction. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of.
SATURDAY, JUNE 9
2:30-6:00 P.M.http://www.yogawestla.com/ Summer Solstice Workshop with Guru Singh at Yoga West. Call 310-552-4647 to RSVP. Bring a paper, pen, piece of fruit and a comfortable mat.
10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. The 2-day One Love Fest featuring music, dance, yoga, breathwork, and more (continues through Sunday). Avante, 2233 E. El Segundo Blvd, El Segundo
10:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M. Maha All-day Kirtan honoring Swami Vivekananda's 150th Birth Anniversary featuring kirtan by Temple Bhajan Band, Art of Living, Hollywood Sai Center, Ananda Los Angeles, Yoga Center Costa Mesa, Ananda Ashram and more at the Vedanta Temple
7:30 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. Pre-Moksha Festival Kirtan with Momo Loudiyi and Meditation led by Lisa Carmichael. $15 Suggested Donation at Agoura Power of Yoga.
8:30 P.M. Join Ashley Wynn for a restoring and rejuvenating summer kirtan at Bhakti Yoga Shala.
ON THE HORIZON
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!
9:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. YogaBuddies Camps. Camp YogaBuddies will include our 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. This will be the last training for 2012. To register or for more information visit YogaBuddies or email.
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.
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.
Celebrate Hemp Month with These Unique Recipes
In addition to its many versatile uses from clothes to paper and everything in between, Hemp is a wonderful superfood. Hemp seeds are rich in protein and in the essential fatty acids known as the Omega 3, 6, and 9. Our bodies require ample quantities and ratios of these oils for optimum regeneration, skin and cell membrane integrity, hormone and neurotransmitter production, and immune system function.
These quick and delicious recipes by Blythe Metz will help you incorporate hemp seeds into your every day diet. Visit LA YOGA Online Recipes for ingredients and instructions on how to make Hemp Raw Fudge, Hemp & Cliantro salad dressing, and hemp milk.
The Luminaries, along with Clayton Joseph Scott and Aishah, celebrate hemp in their catchy new song: "Hemp Can Save the World." As part 2 of ELEVATE's Solution Series, they've teamed up with Nutiva Hemp, Coconut and Chia Superfoods.
The series focuses on raising awareness of globally significant issues and offering everyday solutions. Solution Number One: Substitute non-environmentally or health friendly products with hemp.
Vote on June 5!
Here is your reminder that Tuesday, June 5th is the day for California to vote in the primaries.
Check out the 2012 Election Central website for news, videos, debates and polls so you don't miss out on the chance to represent yourself in the election.
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 on 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.
Hot 8 Yoga Open Auditions
Hot 8 Yoga will be holding open auditions on June 9th & 10th at its Santa Monica location for experienced Yoga, dance and Pilates instructors in anticipation of opening its second studio in Beverly Hills.
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to join the Hot 8 Yoga community. Many new teachers are needed to help with the expansion of its new 8,000 sq/ft, three studio location in Beverly Hills.
Hot 8 Yoga offers a great variety of classes all done in the heat, focusing on strength, flexibility, and balance with a holistic approach of nurturing the spirit. With its expansion, to Beverly Hills, Hot 8 Yoga will offer over 200 classes per week, including Hot Yoga, Hot Power Fusion, Hot Power Yoga, Yoga Sculpt (with weights), Yoga Pilates, Yin Yoga and Yoga Barre.
If you are interested in teaching any of their styles, please email resume and cover letter. For more information please visit Hot 8 Yoga.
Naam Yoga Pre-Natal Teacher Training
More and more women are looking into a conscious conception, pregnancy, and birth as a form of contributing to the true and lasting changing of the world. The Kabbalah of Birth and Beyond training by Naam Yoga is focused to help you understand and work with the laws of Nature in order to benefit you and the future of children. Training Dates run from June 1-3, July 6-8, or Oct 12-14.
This Friday, June 1 from 5:15 P.M. to 7:15 P.M. is the free introduction, as well as the first class of a three weekend training program. Located at Naam Yoga in Santa Monica, the class fulfills the Yoga Alliance Requirements for Pre-Natal-Certification and includes amazing information on the Alchemy of Creation.
In this pre-natal teacher training you will learn the cosmic energies that effect conception, developement, birth, and chidhood of a baby, as well as how to accelerate the spiritual evolution of the child that is to come. This training allows participants to create consciously, increase their chances of conception, and harmonize their emotional rhythm. The Kabbalah of Birth and Beyond is for everyone with a project in mind, whether it be starting a family or a new role at work. For more information, visit Kabbalah of Birth and Beyond.
Passport to Prana
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.
To learn more about the perks of a pass, visit Passport to Prana.
Insomnia Workshop at the Sivananda Center
Insomnia is an uncommonly common disorder in our modern society. Ayurveda teaches us that the cause is primarily a disturbance or increase in the vata (ether/air) dosha in the Mind or Nervous System. Sleep disturbances are often due to anxieties and worries from Life, work, relationships, finances that keep the mind agitated and restless at night.
Learn some facts about this potentially serious disorder and both western/eastern perspectives on dealing with it effectively in this workshop with Guy Gabriel (pictured left) at the Sivananda Center in Marina Del Rey.
Foster and encourage a deeply rejuvenating sleep pattern so that you can be at your most balanced and Blissful state. For further event information and to RSVP for this Monday, June 4 event, visit: Insomnia Workshop.
Giveaway of the Week: Comedy Night at Skirball
Hosted by Un-Cabaret’s Beth Lapides, Say the Word: The Games People Play, the popular reading series delivering fresh, original comedy from Hollywood’s top writers, returns to the Skirball on Friday, June 22 for a special one-time engagement. Whether it’s with balls, cards, or hearts, people love to play games.
Join actor Bill Brochthrup (Dexter), actor/producer Dan Bucatinsky (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Weeds), actor Wayne Federman (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon), comedian Moshe Kasher (Comedy Central, Chelsea Lately), Jon Kinnally (executive producer of Will & Grace), and Peter Mehlman (executive producer of Seinfeld) for stories about winning, losing, and playing by your own rules. Presented lounge-style with cocktails and light fare available for purchase.
LA YOGA teamed up with the Skirball Cultural Center to give away one pair of tickets to "Say the Word: The Games People Play." To enter, write LA YOGA with subject "Comedy Night at the Skirball."
Congratulations to last week's giveaway winner: Betty! We hope you enjoy Govindas and Radha's "Light Instide You" kirtan album!
Find Bliss in New York
As a sister magazine of LA YOGA, we have created Find Bliss New York. Within the pages, we'll provide useful information on ways to incorporate Yoga and meditation into your busy life, daily doses of raw food and juicing for optimal health, recipes from top chefs, inspirational spa reviews.
In this issue, one will find:
*New ways to create sacred space in your home
*Hidden secrets of Brooklyn
*A trip through Richard Geres' Bedford Zen..
And who knows? Maybe you’ll even stay there a while…
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