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My Manduka Mat traveled around the world with me from Fiji to New Zealand, Bali, Amsterdam, Berlin, Paris, Iceland and the East Coast before following me to my hometown of Seattle. It didn't matter where I went, when I rolled out my mat to practice I felt like I was home.

-Kaitlyn McConnell
Portland, OR

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October 21st, 2011

Yoga for Japan 3

A Yoga & Music Fundraiser for Japan's Earthquake & Tsunami Orphans

Join Kiyomi Takahashi at Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica on November 5, 2011 at 6pm in her 3rd fund-raising effort to support Japan's recovery. Kiyomi is determined to help raise funds to help care for the 100,000 displaced children of Japan. Your contribution will support two nonprofit organizations that work to restore the lives of orphaned children and animals.

The class will be Yoga and Meditation led by Lauren Peterson and Kiyomi Takahashi, with live music by Aykanna. After the class, stay and enjoy a DJ dance party with GlobeSonic DJ Fabian Alsutany!

Class & After Party: $20
After Party only: $10

October 14th, 2011

Mandala of Asanas

Learn Essential Tools for Teaching Vinyasa as Created by Shiva Rea

Part 1

November 18th - 20th

This 2 part module is open to anyone wanting to learn the physical and energetic alignment of yoga poses. If you are a yoga teacher wanting to enhance your teaching skills or if you are a yoga practitioner looking to deepen your understanding of yoga, you don't want to miss this weekend event. During this module, we will breakdown each pose to better understand the movements of prana, lines of energy, and relationship of opposites in the body. We will discuss and practice how to open and strengthen the core structures to create embodiment of each pose from head to toe. In addition, we will learn how certain poses are related and when connected together will enhance the opening, strengthening and awakening of the body, improving your personal practice and/or teaching skills.

This module is very interactive and there will be many opportunities to explore, collaborate and practice the following:

1) Hands-on Enhancements/Assists for all poses within the mandalas being covered during this weekend training part 1.
2) Relate hands-on to key actions within respective poses and show the connection to other pose families when possible.
3) Contemplate verbal cues for each asana within the mandalas being covered.

Mandala of Asana Part 1 has dual credit. It is part of the Samudra Global School of Living Yoga 200-300-500 hour program and it offers 16 YA approved continuing eduction hours.

Investment:
$350 before 11/8th $425 thereafter
Includes a Prana Flow® Teacher Training Manual

Friday 4-8 pm
Saturday 9:30 am- 5:30pm
Sunday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Master Classes $30 or both $50 (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
Friday, 11/18 ~ 5:00 pm - 6:30pm
Sunday, 11/20 ~ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

To Register click here

September 30th, 2011

Yoga Tune Up® - Core Integration: A Total Abdominal Awakening with Jill Miller

Join Manduka Ambassador Jill Miller at Pure Yoga - East in New York City, NY on October 20th from 12-2pm for Yoga Tune Up Core Integration: A total Abdominal Awakening.

Sign up here! https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=11160

September 30th, 2011

Jill Miller at Inner Idea Conference

Join Manduka Ambassador Jill Miller for Yoga Tune Up sessions at the Inner Idea Conference, in La Jolla, CA — October 6-9, 2011.

Using a distinctive set of exercises, poses and specialized techniques, Yoga Tune Up® playfully moves you into a body that looks great and lasts a lifetime.

The Inner IDEA Conference is a unique, experiential educational weekend that explores topics such as Pilates, yoga, Gyrotonic®, and integrative movement, among many others.

September 30th, 2011

Guest Yogi - Simon Park - Denver

Saturday, October 22nd
9:00am - 11:00am

Denver - Grant Studio
Cost: $40

Jai Hanuman: Inversions and Arm Balances

Handstands and inversions are empowering mudras that embody the best
qualities of Hanuman, the archetypal heroic monkey: courage, fearless flying,

For more information: corepoweryoga.com
pranic power, agility and light. Learn a pathway of flows within a powerful Vinyasa
Flow workshop and evolve your practice to the point where you can enjoy
handstand in the center of the room with creative energy and empowered vitality.