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My Manduka PROlite mat provides a steady, trusting, foundation from which I am better able to expand and explore my boundaries.

-Nefeli Makri
Athens, Greece

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September 5th, 2011

Los Angeles Rocks! Operation Shanti

Join Los Angeles-based yoga teacher Garth Hewitt for his third fund-raising event to help Operation Shanti build a new orphanage in Mysore, India. The donation-based yoga class will be held on September 17th from 3-5pm; all levels are welcome! After Party with a DJ, food, and an auction to follow, from 6-8pm.

Please pre-register for this event by signing up at garthhewittyoga.com or www.facebook.com/LARocksOperationShanti.

Operation Shanti's Mission is...

To directly improve the lives of exploited, at-risk, destitute children and the forgotten, suffering elderly, enabling them to become "beacons of light" and share the same gifts of peace, goodwill, and generosity with others for the rest of their lifetimes.

We help the poorest and neediest children and elderly, and the forgotten destitute, with the basic human needs: food, shelter, medical services and educational assistance. As we believe that every human can and should stand on his/her own, we are there to help the destitute begin to help themselves.

June 15th, 2011

Wanderlust Festival in Vermont

Yoga. Music. Nature.

Wanderlust is a one-of-a-kind festival bringing together the world's best yoga teachers and best performers in rock & roll, all in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty. We’re talking about fun in the sun and dancing under the stars. Getting’ your down dog on at the top of the mountain and sipping poolside cocktails with your crew. Early morning meditations and all-night chakra spinning musical performances. Summertime in Stratton – green and pristine Vermont in all of its picturesque glory. A place to root down and rise up, to get centered on your yoga mat and get funky on the dancefloor – lux rooms, fresh healthy food, and good people. Yoga, music, nature, and a whole lot more. This is Wanderlust Vermont.

March 26th, 2011

Toronto Yoga Conference

The annual Toronto Yoga Conference and Show takes place April 14-17 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This year's event includes 44 international faculty and 130 exhibitors offering 4 full days of learning, growth, relaxation and fun.

For more information and registration, please visit: www.theyogaconference.com

When: April 14-17, 2011
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

March 14th, 2011

Are Yoga Poses Ancient History?

LA Yoga Magazine and Manduka Ambassador Jill Miller invite you to an empowering and educational evening with Yogic Scholar Mark Singleton.
It's often said that yoga is a 5000 year old tradition from India. But what about the practices we do today? Is there really a direct link to the ancient past, or is the story more complicated? Today yoga is virtually synonymous in the West with the practice of āsana. What can we learn from the modern
history of āsana? And what does it mean for our practice today? Come along and find out what the debate is all about.

When: March 18, 2011; 7:45pm-10:30pm

Where: YogaWorks Main Street

Learn more: www.yogaworks.com

March 8th, 2011

# Practice: Giving

Join Genevieve Fischer, Greville Henwood, Suzy Nece, Julie Rader, Jo Tastula, Marla Wedge, and Manduka Ambassadors Garth Hewitt and Angela Kukhahn for an all levels Donation yoga class to benefit Operation Shanti in building an orphanage in Mysore, India.
The first 20 people to arrive will receive a Manduka eQua Hand Towel + be entered to win a Manduka gift set.

4-6pm: All levels yoga class(some experience suggested)
6-8pm: Get your party on with a DJ, refreshments, auction and raffle

When: Saturday, March 19, 2011
Where: Hermosa Beach Community Center/Clark Building
861 Valley Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254