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My Manduka mat has become a personal friend to me over many years, steadfast it has watched my practice grow, quietly it supports me in the most difficult poses and the most easeful.

-Kimber Simpkins
Berkeley, California

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March 2011 Archive

March 30th, 2011

Women in Yoga with Manduka Ambassador Erika Burkhalter

An Intimate Evening with Eric Shaw and Manduka Ambassador, Erika Burkhalter, who will be presenting "Women in Yoga" at her home. E-mail for more information (omshante@mac.com). $15

For more information and registration, please visit: http://www.prasanayoga.com/wordpress/home

March 30th, 2011

Yoga Tune Up® Shoulders with Manduka Ambassador Jill Miller

It is through our arms that we embrace the world, but even a simple hug requires dexterity. Tight shoulders restrict breathing and compromise posture. Yoga Tune Up®: Shoulders reconditions the region from your upperback to your fingertips. If Downward Dog or Handstand present any kind of discomfort, it is likely that your shoulders are unbalanced. In this workshop, learn how to completely unlock the shoulders, elbows and wrists and free up these limbs from every conceivable angle. Embody a new understanding of shoulder anatomy through exercises derived from yoga, therapeutic conditioning, and deep tissue massage. Leave class with shoulders that swing effortlessly while pulsating with prana. Shoulder Shape Up Workshops are $65 for 1 day, $120 for 2 days and $170 for 3 days.

When: April 1 - 3, 2011
Where: Yoga Source - Los Gatos, CA

For more information: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/ASP/home.asp?studioid=28

March 26th, 2011

Bhakti Fest: Spring OMmersion 2011

Bhakti Fest Spring OMmersion is a 3-day festival and workshop retreat celebrating devotion through chanting, yoga, meditation, and community. This year's event will be held April 15-17 on 450 acres of inspiring desert land at Joshua Tree.

Explore and develop your devotional practice with an enchanting array of activities and workshops, including:
- Kirtan Concerts
- Yoga Classes
- Private and Group Meditation
- Fire Ceremonies
- Eco-Friendly Vendor Village

Featured Yoga Teachers include:
- Shiva Rea
- Saul David Raye
- Sara Ivanhoe
- Micheline Berry
- Kia Miller & Tommy Rosen

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

When: April 15-17, 2011
Where: Joshua Tree Retreat Center

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

March 3rd, 2011

#Practice: Sacredness

Join Patrick Harrington and Manduka Ambassador Tina Porter for a challenging yet playful asana practice for all levels of yoga practitioners. Musical offerings will be provided by DJ Eyeam. Class will begin with a grounding meditation, and then guided into prana-fueling yoga instruction. The evening includes a silent art auction along with food and beverages. A percentage of revenue will support the Chanda Plan Foundation, whose goal is to help persons with disabilities heal their whole body. We hope you’ll join us on this auspicious adventure.

The first 20 people to arrive will receive a Manduka eQua Hand Towel + be entered to win a Manduka gift set!

When: March 4, 2011

Where: Kindness Yoga,
1947 S. Broadway. Denver, CO

For more information: www.fridaynightyoga.com