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Manduka has been there for me through thick and thin.

-Eric Monkhouse
San Francisco, California

Community Updates

November 26th, 2010

World Bicycle Relief, Boise Yoga fundraiser

Certified Iyengar yoga instructor Don Gura will conduct a yoga class at the Boise Yoga Center with all the proceeds going to the World Bicycle Relief, a non-profit that has distributed more than 71,000 bicycles to date primarily in Indonesia and Zambia. Right now World Bicycle Relief is working to provide 50,000 bikes to 5,000 schools across Zambia through BEEP—Bicycles for Educational Empowerment Program. There will be a raffle for Manduka yoga props, t-shirts and more special gifts from the community.

Friday, Nov. 26th
Black Friday morning yoga class
Boise Yoga Center
3113 Rose Hill
Boise Idaho 83705
10:00 -11:30 am
Suggested donation: $20

With World Bicycle Relief’s bicycles costing only $134 each to produce, distribute, and maintain, we are looking to help World Bicycle Relief get one step closer to their goals and would love your help! Through our benefit yoga class and raffle we are trying to raise funds for 10 bicycles which will take $1,340 dollars to achieve.

Did you know, that bicycles multiply an individual’s efforts by:
1) Riding a bicycle increases one’s carrying capacity by 5 times,
2) Over equal units of time, one can ride a bicycle 4 times the distance as one walking.
3) During a commuting day of 10 miles traveled, a bicycle saves 3 hours.

Class will begin promptly at 10:00 am and ends at 11:30 am. No yoga experience is required. We will supply all of your yoga props. Please wear comfortable clothes that you can move around in easily. Shorts are preferred over pants. The raffle will be held afterwards. If you can’t make it to the yoga class, you can still purchase raffle tickets…No need to be present to win! We will also present more information about what the World Bicycle Relief organization is about after class before the raffle drawing begins.

Registration for the fundraiser yoga class is required. Please find more info at:

November 24th, 2010

Power Yoga Workshop with Sid McNairy

Dynamic yoga teacher Sid McNairy, owner of Lifeline Power Yoga in Towson, brings his Empowerment and Beyond yoga program to Annapolis for a special one-day workshop.
Saturday, December 4th, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm; $100 for the full day or $55 for either the morning or afternoon session. Workshop will be held at Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis.

Empowerment and Beyond will provide an Invigorated Body, an Awakened Mind, and a Sense of Peace that will enhance your life every day. The workshop is suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners. Please bring your own mat, towel, water and lunch. Prepare to feel the unity of a new community!

Register at

November 18th, 2010

2nd Annual Thanksgiving "Yoga Flow of Gratitude" Class

Join Manduka Ambassador Travis Eliot for this sweaty, dynamic, heart-igniting, giving thanks, yoga class!

When: Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 10:45am-12:30pm

Where: Santa Monica Power Yoga (West)

With: Travis Eliot

Suggested Donation- $14

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!