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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

January 19th, 2011

Desert Yoga Fest: February 25-27, 2011

Desert Yoga Fest is a brand new and exciting yoga festival taking place on February 25-27th, 2011.

Desert Yoga Fest is a place where people can go to get back in touch with what’s important, to quiet the
mind and heal the body. A place to do yoga, have spa treatments, listen to music, eat great food, enjoy
some wine, play in a beautiful environment and surround oneself with great people.
Join us for a magical and enchanting weekend of yoga and music at the luxurious Parker resort in Palm
Springs, California.

Just less than two hours outside of Los Angeles and San Diego, you’ll feel like you’re a million miles
away as you enjoy the unique spiritual atmosphere that only the desert can offer.
With classes available to suit any level, there is something for everyone.
Desert Yoga Fest: Yoga. Refined.

www.desertyogafest.com

January 12th, 2011

Yogis for Haiti Day: January 12, 2011

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck the country of Haiti, devastating the capital and largest city, Port-au-Prince. A study by the Inter-American Development Bank as reported by the New York Times, estimated that the total cost of the disaster was between $7.2 billion to $13.2 billion, based on a death toll from 200,000 to 250,000. While public response was strong in 2010, there is much to do and Haiti needs us now more than ever. More than a million displaced people still live under tents/tarpaulins, reconstruction has been slow to start, and an outbreak of cholera and political unrest has made conditions worse and recovery difficult.

Off the Mat, Into the World believes in the power of the yoga community to come together to make a difference. Therefore, OTM is initiating the 2nd “Yogis for Haiti” day on this anniversary to demonstrate our solidarity and collective support for relief efforts in Haiti. Last year, the yoga community came together raising over $18,000 for organizations on the ground serving Haiti. This year, we’re uniting again on January 12th, 2011 to show our support and make a difference by taking our yoga off the mat and into the world.

To support this initiative, and in solidarity for these efforts, Manduka is offering 10% OFF ALL PURCHASES MADE ON JANUARY 12, 2011.

The coupon code is: Y4HAITI10 (This offer expires at midnight, January 12, 2011).

December 18th, 2010

Holiday Charity Event: Kundalini Yoga and Meditation Workshop

All proceeds go to Yogaspire!

Come and join Nicki for a Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshop focusing on Increasing Intuition: Listen to your inner voice and access the guru within

Join Nicki this Saturday, the 18th December at 14:00-16:30 to experience how Kundalini Yoga and Meditation can unveil your intuitive guide.

Guru means dispeller of darkness. When we tap into the guru, we move into a state of light - into an awakened state of consciousness. Our first guru is our mother, then comes our father. Then our teachers, those mentors who inspire our creative awakening and guide us along our destined paths are our next gurus. Our Satguru is the Guru of Truth, who illumines our spiritual awakening.

At all times the voice of Truth and Light is within each of us, if we are able to listen deeply enough, to quieten our mind's chatter and hear our inner voice. We need never look beyond the Self to find the Self.

Using the technology of Kundalini Yoga and Meditation come on a journey towards your True Self and discover your intuitive voice. Listen deeply to the wisdom already within you as we practice, meditate and liberate!

For more information and to register, click here.