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My Manduka mat helps me practice connection. The moment my toes touch my mat, I inhabit my breath, my body and my present experience.

-Andrew Baerthel
Ontario, Canada

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March 2012 Archive

March 21st, 2012

The South Bay Rocks! Operation Shanti

Join Los Angeles-based yoga teacher Garth Hewitt for this fund-raising event to help Operation Shanti build a new orphanage in Mysore, India. The donation-based yoga class will be held on March 31st from 3-5pm at the Hermosa Beach Community Center; all levels are welcome! There will also be an After Party with a DJ, food, an auction, and a raffle to follow, from 5-7pm.

Please pre-register for this event by signing up at or

Operation Shanti's Mission is...

To directly improve the lives of exploited, at-risk, destitute children and the forgotten, suffering elderly, enabling them to become "beacons of light" and share the same gifts of peace, goodwill, and generosity with others for the rest of their lifetimes.

We help the poorest and neediest children and elderly, and the forgotten destitute, with the basic human needs: food, shelter, medical services and educational assistance. As we believe that every human can and should stand on his/her own, we are there to help the destitute begin to help themselves.

Take your yoga off your mat - register for the event and participate in change!

Connect on Facebook:!/LARocksOperationShanti

March 20th, 2012

Steve Gold Tour Dates

Check to see if Steve Gold will be in your neighborhood over the next few weeks! If so, you do not want to miss out on the opportunity to attend one of his Live Music Yoga Classes! Event schedule and details listed below. Or for more details, visit:

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
4 Elements Yoga Shop & Studio
Live music yoga class - 5:30-9 PM
424 NE 4th Street
McMinnville Oregon 97128
T: 503-687-1750
Price: $45-$55

4 elements in partnership with R.Stuart & Co. Wine is blissfully happy to offer an evening of community built around live music, sweet yoga, and delicious food. Yoga practice set to live music from 5:30-7 at 4 elements followed by a vegetarian soup and supper at R. Stuart & Co. from 7:30-9. $45 (wine is an additional $10). For more information about the event please email: or call 503.687.1750. Space is limited to only 25 guests.

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Flow Yoga Hood River
Live music yoga class - 6-8 PM
118 Third Street
Hood River Oregon 97031
T: 541-386-9642
Price: $25.00

Bhakti Yogi Steve Gold will be sharing live music yoga classes, a concert, & a workshop at Flow Yoga Hood River.

Join Flow Yoga Hood River on March 22nd for a live music yoga class with Steve & Adi.

Friday, March 23rd, 2012
Flow Yoga Hood River
Concert - 7:30 PM
118 Third Street
Hood River Oregon 97031
T: 541-386-9642
Price: $15.00

Steve Gold in Concert

7:30-9:30 pm.

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Flow Yoga Hood River
Live music yoga class - 8:00 AM
118 Third Street
Hood River Oregon 97031
T: 541-386-9642
Price: $25.00

Live Music Yoga class:

Steve & Steph
$25 ($10 special event fee for Flow memberships)

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Flow Yoga Hood River
Mantras for Manifestation Workshop - 1 PM
118 Third Street
Hood River Oregon 97031
T: 541-386-9642
Price: $45.00


Mantras, literally instruments of thought, are vibrations realized in sound that can help us recreate our inner world, re-connect with our divine nature and align with our soul’s deepest desires. During this BlissShop, we will learn how we can explore the use of mantra and music as tools for manifestation. Everything is vibration – our thoughts, our body, our emotions, the worlds seen and unseen. We all have the power within us to shift our experience by consciously determining the frequency of our own vibration. Please bring paper, pen, water and an open heart.

***Sat, March 24th 1-4 pm $45***

Sunday, March 25th, 2012
Be Luminous Yoga
Live music yoga class - 4:00-6:00 PM
900 Lenora, Suite 128
Seattle Washington 98121
T: 206.682.9642 (YOGA)
Price: $25.00

Live music yoga led by Scott and Michael
4-6 PM

Monday, March 26th, 2012
Haute Yoga Seattle
Live music yoga class - 9:00-10:45 PM
2131 Queen Anne Avenue North S
Seattle Washington 98109
T: (206) 913–2561
Price: $25.00

***Benefiting Yoga for Hope***

JL Chiemingo will be teaming up with the magnificent STEVE GOLD to host a SPECIAL LIVE MUSIC CLASS/EVENT at hauteyoga QA. 100% of the donations and entry cost will go to Yoga for Hope. Yoga for Hope benefits City of Hope - a leading research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. There is limited space. Class will be March 26th 9:15pm - 10:30pm. IMPORTANT: This is a NON HEATED class in order to accommodate the LIVE MUSIC. Minimum Donation: $25

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012
Bala Yoga
Live Music Yin Yoga Class - 7:00-08:30 PM
9750 NE 119th Way
Kirkland Washington 98034
T: 425.898.4347
Price: $25 or $20 for members/early birds
Live Music Yin Yoga class with Michael Baiocchi.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Mandala Yoga Community
Live Music Yoga - 5:45 - 7:00 PM
55 NW Minnesota St.
Bend Oregon 97701
T: 541.678.5183
Price: $25 advance, $30 at the door

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Mandala Yoga Community
BlissSongs Concert - 7:15 PM
55 NW Minnesota St.
Bend Oregon 97701
T: 541.678.5183
Price: $15

BlissSongs event is a unique opportunity to celebrate the wondrousness of uplifting each other through group singing. No prior singing or musical training is necessary. Only a willingness to be open to the waves of bliss coming in!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Shasta Yoga Center
Live Music Yoga & BlissSongs Concert - 6PM
Mt. Shasta California 96067
T: 541-499-5064
Price: $25

Let the rhythm of your heart dance to the wave of bliss songs, out-sprung from the divine source. Mona Therese will lead you through a practice of breath, asana and deep relaxation accompanied by the loving vibrations of Steve Gold’s heart opening music. The yoga class will be followed by singing and harmonizing in community.

Advanced registration is recommended for this special event. Please contact Mona Therese at 541-499-5064 or

Saturday, March 31st, 2012
Urban Flow Yoga
Live music yoga class - 1 pm
1543 Mission Street
San Francisco California 94103
T: 415.355.YOGA (9642)
Price: $40.00

LOVE WARRIOR with Stephanie Snyder and Live music by Steve Gold

Proceeds to benefit Headstand: Yoga for At-Risk Youth

1:00-3:30 pm

Event details:

March 19th, 2012

Tadasana Festival - Santa Monica, CA - April 20-22, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day by attending this 3-day Yoga & Music Festival in Santa Monica, CA, April 20 - April 22. There will be 50 teachers offering over 100 classes, along with musical performances, artwork, an organic food court, awesome vendors, as well as access to eight yoga studios in a three block stretch that will be just a short walk from the beach.

To learn more about Tadasana International Festival of Yoga & Music, check out their website!

March 16th, 2012

Yoga Journal Conference - New York City, April 12-16, 2012

The Yoga Journal Conference in New York is right around the corner! It will be held at the Hilton New York, and there are some amazing teachers going, like Manduka Ambassadors Dana Flynn, Natasha Rizopoulos, and Gary Kraftsow.

There is still time to register for classes:

The Marketplace is open to the public, and there will be some great vendors there! (Like us!)

For more information about the Yoga Journal Conference in New York check out their website:

March 15th, 2012

Work, Play, Love Tour

Manduka has joined up with Subaru in its Work, Play, Love Tour across the US! Subaru seeks to commend companies that promote a healthy balance between work and life, by visiting these companies all over the country and introducing them to the various ways that the Subaru Impreza can be the fuel efficient car of your lifestyle dreams.

Tour attendees can also visit the Workday Warrior Photo booth and choose from all different products and props to create a fun photo to be emailed to them later. Check out the photos, and see if Subaru is coming to your city soon!: