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December 2010 Archive

December 31st, 2010

Yoga Gives Back: Last Class of the Year

YGB debuts in Portland, Oregon, as Amy Bratton at Yoga Union teachs this special donation New Year's Eve Class with live music. Suggested donation $ 5-$25, and all proceeds go to YGB. Thanks Amy and Yoga Union to host this event, sharing the YGB mission to help fight poverty in India!!!

For more information, please click here.

December 31st, 2010

L A Yoga's N Y E Community Extravaganza

Enjoy a celebration worth supporting, as LA YOGA Magazine host a special benefit event, raising capital & consciousness for the YOGA For Youth Foundation.

This event begins Friday, December 31st at 2pm, with 3 yoga sets from some of the finest yoga teachers in Los Angeles, and rolls into live music at 7:30pm all the way till 3am in the morning!!!

Food vendors include raw & vegan cuisine by Euphoria Loves Rawvolution, & The Samosa House. High Country Kombucha will be on tap! Plus organic elixirs & drinks at the bar. There will be eco/green booths, and beautiful lounge space!

For more information and buy tickets, click here.

December 10th, 2010

Exhale & Yoga Give Back Womens Empowerment Workshop

Micheline Pierrette Berry, Isabelle De Soleil, Jo Tastula, and Keri Ann Telford will lead the Yoga flow and dance at Exhale's Women's Empowerment Workshop Holiday Special: "Giving and Receiving from the Heart".

When: Friday, Dec 10, 8-10pm.
Where: Exhale, Venice

Momo Loudiyi, Moroccan world musician, will perform live a unique and fantastic blend of timeless Sufi music and globally influenced danceable trance arrangements.

This event features great raffle prizes and treats. Men and women of all levels are welcome.

The majority of the funds donated and generated will be used to empower and educate more women and their children in the some of the most rural areas of India via YogaGivesBack.org.

This will be another very magical night at Exhale - Grab a friend, a mat and your dancing toes and be a part of the solution and the fun!

More info here.

December 8th, 2010

Giving and Receiving: A Holy Days Workshop with Ashley Albrand

Join Manduka Ambassador, Ashley Albrand, for a practice of spirit and dynamic energy.

When: December 11, 2010 from 1-4pm

Where: YogaCo
408 3rd Street Promenade- 3rd floor, Santa Monica, CA

By Donation: A portion of the proceeds to benefit Sub for Santa

December 6th, 2010

#Practice SPIRIT with Manduka!

Join Manduka Ambassador Michelle Mckay for a special holiday class to build community and elevate your spirit!

Come get in touch with your mind, body and soul through a dynamic yoga flow that will make your holiday season brighter.
What a great way to start your holidays!

When: December 6, 2010
12:30-1:30pm

Where: The Athletic Club, Newport Beach
Address: 2902 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach CA 92663 (PCH and Riverside)

Suggested Donation: $20
Proceeds go to the Harvesters Food Bank of Orange County

Learn more about Michelle Mckay and this event here

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