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My Manduka helps me practice both how to embrace and how to let go...

-Ashley Russell
Huntsville, AL

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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

November 30th, 2010

Shakti Playground and JourneyDance with Latham Thomas

Super charge your sacred spirit this holiday season with Asana, JourneyDance, healing, live music, drums and chocolate! Can you think of a better way to celebrate life on a Friday evening?

The evening begins with Manduka Ambassador Latham Thomas' Shakti Playground, exploring creative energy through asana dance, surrendering to the rhythm in a whimsical soundscape set to live music.

The joy continues with Jeanine T. Abraham, the Dancing Chef, leading a Funky and Divine JourneyDance to rejoice the beauty of our own sacred selves! The JourneyDance will supercharge our Chakras with a fire dance to live percussion and drum circle led by Brian T.Carter.

Amanda Young, founder of Urban Goddess Chocolates facilitates a heart opening mindful eating session, with scrumptious Urban Goddess homemade Raw Chocolate Truffles... YUMMY!!

When: Friday, December 10th from 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Pure Yoga East NYC

Learn more: http://www.pureyoga.com/en/newyork/pureevents/gt_workshops.php?event_