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-Delamay Patrick
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May 2012 Archive

May 25th, 2012

Yoga Gives Back at Stella McCartney's, Beverly Hills - June 5th

You don't want to miss this special morning yoga class being held as Stella McCartney's in Beverly Hills!

The event will be from 10am - 12pm, with a class taught by Kathryn Budig, followed by Pressed Juicer's fresh juice, to benefit Yoga Gives Back.

May 25th, 2012

Annie Carpenter's Smart Flow Yoga

Dig in and make a change in your life!

The Yoga Tree in San Francisco is excited to host 4 upcoming workshops for Annie Carpenter:

Saturday, June 2nd
10:00am - 12:30pm
Radiating and Condensing
$45

Saturday, June 2nd
2:00 - 5:00pm
Pranayama & The Cultivation of Concentration
$55

Sunday, June 3rd
10:00am - 12:30pm
Inversions, When, Why & How?
$45

Sunday, June 3rd
2 - 5pm
Introduction to Yogic Back Care: Neck & Shoulders
$55

For more information, or to register visit Yoga Tree's Workshop Schedule

May 25th, 2012

Land Yoga - One Year Anniversary Party

Land Yoga is planning a gorgeous event for their One Year Anniversary, Saturday, June 16th. They will be having an open house from 2pm-4pm that will be catered by Red Rabbit, a Harlem based school meal provider bringing healthy, farm fresh food to cafeteria's in the metro area. Enjoy live Indian music at 3PM by Roshni - a unique fusion of musical styles, genres and energies. Percussionist Stephen Borgovini, guitarist James Dean and vocalist Ravi Kolhapure have brought together Sanskrit mantras, Bollywood treats and deep musical movements with the sole purpose of vibrating peacefully.

For more information, please visit landyoga.com!

May 25th, 2012

Party for a Purpose - Moksha Yoga LA

Join Moksha Yoga LA at their La Brea location for a fundraiser for Free the Children!

Moksha Yoga LA puts the FUN in FUNdraiser with live music, a silent auction (proceeds going to Free the Children), an open bar, food trucks, and an all-around good time!

The fundraiser will take place from 6-11pm on June 3rd.

For more information, visit: www.la.mokshayoga.ca.

May 24th, 2012

Lightning in a Bottle

Join Manduka at the Lightning in a Bottle Festival! This is not your ordinary music festival, as art, performance, sustainability, yoga, and life in general are also celebrated every year Oak Ranch Canyon, in Silverado, CA.

Attendees of all ages and from all walks of life can enjoy activities ranging from live painting, workshops in sustainability, listening to speakers on such topics as women in leadership, world class music, and more!

Be sure to check out the yoga schedule so you can take classes from Manduka Ambassadors like Ashley Turner, Kia Miller, Kishan Shah, Kiyomi Takahashi, Tommy Rosen, and Steve Gold!

For more information about the Lightning in a Bottle Festival, please visit lightninginabottle.org

May 21st, 2012

Wanderlust Vermont

June 21 - 24, Stratton Mountain Ski Resort, Bondville, VT

It's getting close to that special time of year; the world's leading yoga teachers, top musical acts and DJs, renowned speakers, top chefs and winemakers, all together on top of a mountain! That's right - Wanderlust Vermont.

This year, Manduka will be sponsoring 'The Nest' - a haven where you can relax, reground, and have a deeply inspiring inward moment amidst all of the exciting Wanderlust action. Adorned with natural candle light, aromatherapy bliss, and atmospheric downtempo beats, Manduka's Nest is an ideal setting for yin and restorative yoga classes and meditation practices. During the day, Manduka's Nest features a complete schedule of yoga and meditation classes led by a wide range of teachers and experts. Yoga music pioneers Shaman's Dream will be the musical curators of the space, performing DJ sets and working with Wanderlust's best instrumentalists during classes. At night, the Nest morphs into a chill-out lounge, a mellow alternative to Wanderlust's more raucous main stage.

For more information, or to purchase tickets to Wanderlust Vermont, visit their website.

May 18th, 2012

Anatomic Yoga Intensive with Seva Yoga & Bandha Yoga, Dec. 1 - Dec. 8

Join Manduka Ambassador Michele Fife and Ray Long, MD in beautiful Costa Rica for a 5-Day Anatomic Yoga Intensive!

From December 1 - December 8, you can learn about the anatomy behind yoga. Yoga practitioners and teachers are both welcome! Interactive lectures take place in the mornings, and yoga classes that reflect the information learned that morning with take place in the evening, so that you can use your afternoons to relax, or explore paradise.

For more information please visit costarica-retreat.sevayoga.net

May 17th, 2012

Yoga for Hope

For yogis and non-yogis alike, this year's Yoga for Hope is not one you'll want to miss out on!!

Join this fundraising and awareness event for City of Hope and the integration, research and promotion of yoga, music and mind-body practices as preventive and supportive care for patients, as well as their loved ones, dealing with Cancer, Diabetes, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases.

The event will feature early morning Meditation and Yoga Therapy workshops followed by a 2 hour group class lead by top teachers from the LA Yoga community. Featuring instructors such as Sara Ivanhoe, Annie Carpenter, Anthony Benenati and Shiva Rea, as well as musical performances by Steve Gold.

Can't make it the day of the event, but would still like to help? No worries! You can register as a virtual yogi and show your support by helping to raise funds from the comfort of your own home!! If you're unable to join as a team member, please consider helping to reach the fundraising goal by donating to the EarthTones team.

Join the Yoga Revolution!! Help make a difference!! Learn more about the event here.

May 15th, 2012

Breathe Yoga Center Grand Opening Event - Norfolk, VA May 18-19

Manduka Ambassador Gil Elhart has just opened up a new studio in Norfolk, VA and is having a Grand Opening Event to celebrate! You do not want to miss out on his class that will feature live music, as well as a community gathering with free food, music and prizes!

Friday May 18th
6-7:30pm Yoga for a Cure – Co-taught class with Meaghan and Gil featuring live music from DJ Dish and Jason Cowan. Come enjoy fun and playful yoga with uplifting live music. Bring a friend. All levels are welcome!

7:30-9pm Community Gathering – Free food, music and prizes. Come, bring a friend and enjoy socializing with the community in a groovy, conscious way.

$10 suggested donation – All proceeds go to the Denise D. Cowan Healing & Wellness Foundation.

Saturday May 19th
3 free classes:
9-10am All levels Flow with Meaghan
1-2pm Kid’s Yoga with Gil
4-5pm All levels Yoga with Liz

For more information visit breathenorfolk.com

May 10th, 2012

Win a 3-Day Wellness Retreat in Sonoma!

Enter to win a 3-Day Wellness, Wine, Yoga & Cycling Retreat in Sonoma with Manduka Ambassador Silvia Mordini! Head on over to the Sonoma Sweepstakes and enter for a chance to win! No purchase necessary. Valued at $699.

Prize Details
This Springtime 3-day Wellness Retreat will take place May 25, 26, & 27th, and is the perfect opportunity to give yourself some time to rejuvenate and refresh. Enjoy elegant wines, gourmet vegetarian cuisine, daily hikes, optional leisurely bicycle rides, private wine tastings, spa treatments, yoga classes, amazing picnic adventures, and the country comfort of Westerbeke Ranch's Redwood Cabins.

Your days will begin and end with vinyasa yoga to energize and rejuvenate you on all levels, but there will also be time to sit on your sun deck, take a dip in the pool, and relax in the Jacuzzi.

Prize Eligibility
Only persons who are at least 18 years of age can enter.

The sweepstakes will be ending on May 11, 2012 @ 08:59 pm (PDT), so enter now!