LA YOGA Magazine compiles yoga festivals and retreats in and around Los Angeles, California.
BEYOND THE SHORE PADDLEFEST
October 4, Seaside Lagoon, Redondo Beach, CA
The South Bay is home to a community of stand up paddle board enthusiasts who also share their love of the ocean through daily practices and large events. This year, the Olympus Board Shop and Olympus SUP are partnering with the Kinecta Federal Credit Union and a long list of sponsors and supporters to raise awareness and funds for the ocean charities Surfrider South Bay, 5 Gyres & Marine Mammal Care Center through the third annual Beyond the Shore Paddlefest. Come to watch and share community or get in the water. Participate in the world’s largest Stand up Paddleboard (SUP) Yoga class, race or cheer on competitors for elite, open, junior, distance, and sprint race events. On land, the event includes slack line and acro yoga demos and classes, healthy food booths, gift bags, entertainment, music, and more. Olympus SUP owner Jeremy Gogo Kiss and Michelle Gierst believe in the importance of conservation with the slogan, “To save ourselves we must first save that which lies beyond the shore.”
HAWAII YOGA FESTIVAL
November 10-15. Kalani, Hawaii
Set your practice on fire at Hawaii Yoga Festival in Kalani, Hawaii. Explore the rejuvenating effects of this tropical paradise while submersing yourself into restorative asana, pranayama, meditation, ecstatic dance, evening concerts, water healing ceremonies, Hawaiian cultural presentations, kirtan, and wellness treatments. This five-day festival has an extensive schedule that is guaranteed to light your inner flame with more than 50 teachers that includes a captivating group of creative thought-leaders. Travel off the beaten path and hike to the active lava flow to watch the creation of new earth. Dive into an adventure of underwater marine life and witness the unique colorful world of coral. During down time, enjoy the centering energy of your breathtaking ocean villa.
HOW TO BALANCE HAPPINESS AND SUCCESS IN WOMEN’S LIVES
Retreat with Siberian Shamans Ladamira and Lilelle
October 16-18. Topanga, California.
Take a journey into the beautiful healing mountains of Topanga. During this all-women’s retreat, tap into your true feminine nature and explore how to use your unique energy to solve challenging situations. Take time to learn how to balance happiness and success with family, friends, career and everyday life occurrences. Develop your own intuition and self-confidence to create inner harmony which radiates beyond your physical space. Bond with others who are traveling the same path. Retreat activities include: practicing ancient temple dances, participating in rituals to free yourself from debt and awaken divine feminine energy and connect to the water element, practicing yoga to specifically enhance feminine passion and sensuality. As you make your way back home, you will feel greater happiness, lightness, and clarity.
GRATITUDE YOGA RETREAT WITH CHER ASLOR AND KELLY SHROADS
Todos Santos, Mexico
November 18 – 23, 2015 Prices start at $1110/person
Fitting for the Thanksgiving season, this entire retreat is dedicated to gratitude. Participants will spend five nights within a supportive community at the restorative accommodations of the Pachamama Mexico yoga retreat and boutique hotel on the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur. The retreat includes daily yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, positive affirmation, and gratitude practices, fresh and nourishing organic breakfasts, time for relaxation by the beach and pool, opportunities for adventures in Todos Santos and surrounding areas. Through this immersive experience, students will return home with tools to allow gratitude to be a more significant part of daily life.
Tiffany Palazzini is a recent adventurer to the West Coast from the East Coast. With a 200-hour yoga certification & submersion into Ayurveda studies, she has found Los Angeles to be the perfect landing spot. If she’s not paddle boarding, saving the ocean or planning her future travel, she’s compiling the next fun retreat & festival page just for you.