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August 2010 Archive

August 28th, 2010

Ally Hamilton Donation Class for Yoga Gives Back

Join Manduka Ambassador Ally Hamilton and Yoga Gives Back for fun together while expressing your support for women in India to build sustainable livelihoods! For the cost of one yoga class, you can change a life.

Who: Ally Hamilton and Yoga Gives Back
When: Saturday, August 28th, 10:00am-11:30am
Where: Yogis Anonymous, 1221 2nd Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Click here for more details on Facebook.

August 26th, 2010

Yoga Teacher Training & Advanced Studies with Peter Sterios

For the first time in San Luis Obispo, Peter will be offering a Yoga Teacher Training & Advanced Studies Program, taught with a group of internationally renowned teachers from diverse backgrounds and allied fields of study. The Program will begin in January 2011, and is designed for those interested in teaching yoga, as well as those wanting to deepen their understanding and practice of yoga but who may not be interested in becoming an instructor.

When: January 14, 2011
Where: San Luis Obispo, CA

For more information: www.petersterios.com

August 26th, 2010

Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Training Level 1 with Jill Miller

Yoga Tune Up® Teacher Training Level 1 with Jill Miler
When: September 9-19 Where: Yoga Works, Pacific Palisades, CA
For more info or to register http://yogaworks.com/our_programs/find_a_workshop.aspx?wid=1751

August 26th, 2010

Join Jean Mazzei for a 200 Teacher Training

Join Jean Mazzei and Brenna Geehan in this extraordinary 200 hr teacher training.

Date: August 28-Decmeber 5, 2010,Tuesday evenings and 3 weekends a month.
Location: Nandi Yoga Studio, 8th and Railroad, San Mateo, CA
Cost: $2150 before August 1; $2450 thereafter

*Cost does not include $25 application fee, books and additional workshop requirement fees.

For more information, visit www.sriyogaretreats.com

August 26th, 2010

Krishna Das Kirtan and Concert, Martha's Vineyard

On August 26th, Manduka Ambassador, Sherry Sidoti sponsored a kirtan and concert with Krishna Das on Martha's Vineyard, as part of KD's Heart As Wide As the World Tour. The kirtan was co-produced by nevetteprevid.com and was the "kick-off" event for her new wing of the business, called FLY Events. It took place in the historic Union Chapel and almost 400 people came. It was a beautiful evening and close to a very vibrant summer. They really raised the vibration on the island!

August 25th, 2010

Donation-based Yoga @ Urban Flow

Urban Flow is really a simple affair.

There's no yoga fashion boutique, no fancy soy candles for sale. The few things they sell are fairly utilitarian in nature. You bring your own bottle of water (preferably in a reusable container... there is a filtered water dispenser installed.) It's all about the yoga. You pay what you can. As Rusty says, "If you got no money, you come in." Simple as that.

Now, that doesn't mean you don't pay. It means you pay what you can. They suggest a donation. They have parameters. But you'll never get turned away for lack of funds. And on top of that, Urban Flow offers classes specifically catered to the greater community, like Eric Kobrick's Yoga En Espanol on Sunday afternoons. This month, they are refusing to charge a penny for weekday noon classes. Not to mention utterly free workshops for beginners, every other Sunday, many of which are taught by Rusty himself. That's right. For the price of nothing, you can take your very first yoga class, for free, with Rusty Wells. How cool is that?

August 21st, 2010

Cowboys Stadium Yoga 2010 Event

Indigo Yoga has teamed up with the Cowboys Stadium, Dallas County, and Greater Fort Worth Affiliates of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® to create the largest yoga class in Texas with musical guest and yoga enthusiast, Wade Morisette on August 21st, 2010.

Here's what also included:
• Tours of the Cowboys players and cheerleaders locker rooms
• Access to the Cowboys tunnel and field club
• Tour of the post-game interview room
• Live musical performance from Wade Morissette on the Star on the 50-yard line
• FIELD-pick your spot on the field and get ready for a yoga experience unlike any other

$35 per person, $5 goes to The The Dallas County and Greater Fort Worth Affiliates

To buy tickets, go to www.indigoyoga.net

August 21st, 2010

Foundation, Support & Partnership in Asana and Community

Steven Woodruff and Surreina Gallego will create a fantastic afternoon of posture, meditation, discussion and play, all to raise awareness and funds for micro lending in India via YogaGivesBack.org.
Steve and Surreina will introduce the concepts of Foundation, Support and Partnership as they relate to a well balanced, healthy asana practice and to the welfare of the world community and humanity as a whole. Refreshments to follow, $25 suggested donation.

Location: TrueYoga - 3625 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Suite 322, Westlake Village, CA

Time: 3:30PM Saturday, August 21st

August 4th, 2010

Vote for Street Yoga

Street Yoga is a contender in Pepsi's Refresh Project to receive a $25,000 grant to support their program. Join Manduka in giving Street Yoga a boost by voting each day in August!

To vote for Street Yoga go to: www.refresheverything.com/streetyoga

Street Yoga provides yoga and wellness classes to youth and families struggling with homelessness, poverty, addiction, abuse, and trauma. The classes take place at sites already serving these populations, such as shelters and drop-in centers. Street Yoga has been operating in Portland since 2002 with very positive results and recently opened a Seattle branch. Participants report on our quarterly evaluations that they feel more focused, less stressed, and happier after participating in Street Yoga programs.

"A lot of people up here are depressed from drugs and want to get in touch with themselves. And that's what yoga's doing." - A Street Yoga practitioner