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On Manduka, my body relaxes, my breath deepens and my mind knows its time to surrender to being present.

-Delamay Patrick
Brighton, East Sussex, UK

Community Updates

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!

April 10th, 2012

Check out Steve Gold's Upcoming Events!

Be sure to see if Steve will be in your area soon! You do not want to miss out on such a wonderful musician!

Rock Your Shakti with the Radiance Sutras featuring Steve Gold- Lorin Roche - Camille Maurine
April 13 Prana Yoga Center, La Jolla, CA
See Details: here

Tadasana Festival - Yoga and Music with Steve Gold, Elena Brower, Shiva Rea and Kia Miller
April 20-22 in Santa Monica, CA
Steve Gold performs:
Friday April 20th 10-11:30 AM w/ Kia Miller at the Yoga Works Tent
Friday April 20th 2:30-4:30 AM w/ Elena Brower at the Yoga Works Tent
Sat. April 21 8pm Healing Concert at Naam Yoga
See Details: here

Deepak Chopra's Seduction of Spirit Retreat with Steve Gold, Snatam Kaur and Beth Nielson Chapman
April 22-28
La Costa Resort & Spa, Carlsbad, CA
See Details: here

Steve Gold Live in Concert - So Much Magnificence!
April 28
Soul of Yoga, Encinitas, CA
See Details: here

Mantras For Manifestation "Let Your Heart Be Known" - workshop with Steve Gold
May 5
Private Residence, Solana Beach, CA
See Details: here

Yoga For Hope - Los Angeles with Steve Gold, Shiva Rea, Sara Ivanhoe and Annie Carpenter
May 19
Santa Monica Place, Santa Monica, CA
See Details: here

Lightning In A Bottle Festival with Steve Gold, Tony Giuliano, Kia Miller and Tommy Rosen
May 24 - 28
Silverado, CA
See Details: here

April 9th, 2012

Yoga Gives Back at Omkar108!

Join this very exciting and unique event hosted by LA's Omkar108 for Yoga Gives Back. Philip Goldberg, an author of American Veda, will shed light to the influence of yoga to the world with amazing footage of G Harrison, Ravi Shankar, Rama Daas, and more! Following his talk, there will be a very soulful kirtan concert by Guru Premt - a wholesome experience beyond daily asana practice!

Tickets to attend are $25, which includes lunch and Zico water.

Buy tickets, or donate here: firstgiving.com/fundraiser/omkar108yoga

For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.

For more information about Yoga Gives Back, visit yogagivesback.org