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-Madhavi Guemoes
Hamburg, Germany

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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_

November 17th, 2010

Yoga Bear CinemAsana

Do you love yoga and want to share your practice with others as a means of healing and wellness? Join us online in the month of November for CinemAsana, the biggest online yoga film festival!

CinemAsana aims to find quality yoga videos from compassionate instructors. We'll use these to create home yoga practices for cancer patients, survivors, or anyone seeking the benefits of stretching and breathe work. You might even win some swag in the process!

Throughout November submit as many videos of targeted sequences as you can. Checkout some samples on our videos page to get a feel for what we’re looking for. We’ll close off entries at the end of the month. After that, we’ll give all yogis a chance to get their friends and loved ones to watch their videos, rate them, and post comments before choosing the winners off of these criterion on December 15th.

Click here to get involved!

Prizes for Best Submissions
Amazing yoga goodies will be given out to instructors from the top 5 videos by hits and ratings. Two grand prize winners we'll be awarded for best segments that add up to a class and most videos added. Look out for yoga mats, mat bags, towels, straps, clothes, teas, mat cleaners, and much more from fantastic sponsors like Lululemon, Manduka, Satya Jewelry, Ecojot, Be Present, Dr. Hauschka, Prana, Yogitoes, Rishi Tea, and Jo-Sha.

November 11th, 2010

LA Gives Love!

LA Gives Love - Charity Event!

with Julie Rader, Jill Willard, Linda Baffa, Matt Rothert and more @ Dockweiler Youth Center
Sunday, November 14 3:00 - 8:00 PM

The earthquake in Haiti happened almost a year ago, but the efforts to rebuild the devastated nation will persist for years to come. In an effort to expedite this process actress, Patricia Arquette, founded GiveLove which establishes sustainable housing, fresh water filtration and sanitation infrastructure in Haitian communities. This event will feature several activities for you to enjoy while giving love!

Open your heart and your mind with a heart chakra awakening yoga class led by Julie Rader
Develop your intuition and gain psychic insight into your own life facilitated by Jill Willard
Enjoy a vegetarian dinner made, with love, by Matt Rothert
There is a suggested donation of $55, $111 or $222 (the more you give, the cooler gift bag you get!) However, anything you can give is appreciated!

Ms. Arquette will be speaking about her organization at the event and live music will be provided by Gordon Peeke, Darren Pujalet and Linda Baffa. Grab your yoga mat and come give some love!

October 24th, 2010

Sunday Immersion Workshop with Sadie Nardini

Join Sadie Nardini for a day of Cool Sequencing and Hot Core! Learn to put your poses together in super effective, new and fun ways, and discover a 3-step process to doing each single pose optimally to help you gain more benefits, like weight loss, core strength, total body sculpting, detox, flexibility in much less time on your mat! Sadie shares her tips and guidelines for building poses and the art of Vinyasa Krama, or principles of sequencing the most powerful, intelligent and safe at-home or class poses and flows that will give you tools to use to get more from the time you spend on your mat, amplify your creativity and give you one heck of a workout too!

When: October 24, 2010 from 12:30-4:00pm

Read more: www.sadienardini.com