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Manduka helps me to keep grounded while I learn to fly.

-Marina Aldasoro
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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December 6th, 2010

Retreat to Costa Rica with YOGANONYMOUS

Join Manduka Community Partner, YOGANONYMOUS as they team up with their good friend Alanna Kaivalya to offer this very special “Retreat to Paradise” at the amazingly, amazingly beautiful Pranamar Villas in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica on January 9th-15th 2011. In addition to the daily morning practice, Alanna will also be offering a very special “Hands-on Adjustments” track for teachers and anyone who wants to dig deeper into their practice each afternoon. They have been to Costa Rica several times and recognize Pranamar Villas as one of the nicest and most amazing retreat centers that the region has to offer. This is going to be the experience of a lifetime for sure. For more information: www.yoganonymous.org

November 17th, 2010

Yoga Bear CinemAsana

Do you love yoga and want to share your practice with others as a means of healing and wellness? Join us online in the month of November for CinemAsana, the biggest online yoga film festival!

CinemAsana aims to find quality yoga videos from compassionate instructors. We'll use these to create home yoga practices for cancer patients, survivors, or anyone seeking the benefits of stretching and breathe work. You might even win some swag in the process!

Throughout November submit as many videos of targeted sequences as you can. Checkout some samples on our videos page to get a feel for what we’re looking for. We’ll close off entries at the end of the month. After that, we’ll give all yogis a chance to get their friends and loved ones to watch their videos, rate them, and post comments before choosing the winners off of these criterion on December 15th.

Click here to get involved!

Prizes for Best Submissions
Amazing yoga goodies will be given out to instructors from the top 5 videos by hits and ratings. Two grand prize winners we'll be awarded for best segments that add up to a class and most videos added. Look out for yoga mats, mat bags, towels, straps, clothes, teas, mat cleaners, and much more from fantastic sponsors like Lululemon, Manduka, Satya Jewelry, Ecojot, Be Present, Dr. Hauschka, Prana, Yogitoes, Rishi Tea, and Jo-Sha.

November 11th, 2010

Radiant You Day with Kia Miller

Ambassador Kia Miller has designated November 11th, as "Radiant You Day". Try this simple 3 minute meditation to bring mental clarity, focus and energy into your day. You don't have to wait for November 11th each year. Try this everyday. Look for The Radiant Body Yoga DVD series at http://www.kiamiller.com

September 23rd, 2010

Yoga Journal Conference Estes Park

The Yoga Journal Conferences are a unique experience that will deepen your practice with instruction from the master teachers you’ve read about in Yoga Journal. Now experience them live! Each conference includes panel discussions between renowned yogis, keynote speeches by well-known authors and experts, benefit events, yoga demos, live music, a community connection gathering and the yoga marketplace – your one-stop shop for everything yoga.

Mail Conference
Where: September 23 – 26th, 2010
When: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO

It's not to late to sign up! Click here.