THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17
7:00 P.M. Medicine Cabinet MakeOver with Essential OIls. Learn how to use Essential Oils for everyday health challenges. Sybaris Rejuvenation Lounge. 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica.
7:00 P.M. – 9:30 P.M. Winter Solstice. Celebrate the magic of Winter Solstice with a Naam Meditation celebration of Love, Peace and Light led by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, founder of Naam Yoga Thursday. Light refreshments to follow, please bring your mat and a cushion. Naam Yoga.1231 4th St., Santa Monica.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Don Jose Ruiz Agreement of Love and Book Signing. Come and learn the tools you need to change what you need to change to let go of the bad habits that no longer serve you. Toltec means artist and we are all artists of life. We all have something in our lives that takes away our creativity and inspiration. Come make an agreement of love to let go of whatever is taking your inspiration away and transform your life into a masterpiece of art. $35 pre-reg and $45 day of. Golden Bridge Yoga. 719 Broadway St., Santa Monica.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20
108 Sun Salutations Celebrating the Solstice. Join instructor Sandy DeJohn as she leads you through 108 Sun Salutations as practiced by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. It is a dynamic flow of specific poses synchronized with breathing techniques used to generate internal heat which helps to eliminate toxins. Note: This workshop is not for beginners. Donation-based. Lotus 7 Yoga & Pilates. 2521 Avenica Empressa., Rancho Santa Margarita.
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. http://www.reyogatherapy.comrePLENISH Dull Winter Skin. In this workshop we will explore some Ayurveda and Yoga techniques to feed your skin from the inside and out. We will practice Abhyanga; self oil massage, create a home made facemask and learn about teas/foods that will replenish the moisture and tone of your face and skin. Join us for fun hands on activities to replenish your skin! Class space is limited, reserve your spot by RSVP’ing firstname.lastname@example.org! re:YOGA Therapy. 10001 Venice Blvd., Los Angeles.
11:00 A.M. YOGASMOGA Holiday Party. Join Editor in Chief Felicia Tomasko at 6:30 PM to Renew, Restore & Relax. Felicia’s complimentary Hatha class will help you release tension and settle into a restorative space for full-body balance during the busy holiday season. Yogasmoga. 9458 Dayton Way., Beverly Hills.
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Get in the holiday spirit at YOGASMOGA Beverly Hills on Monday, December 21st. The party starts at 11AM with raffles and sweet treats throughout the day! Join Editor in Chief Felicia Tomasko at 6:30 PM to Renew, Restore & Relax. Felicia’s complimentary Hatha class will help you release tension and settle into a restorative space for full-body balance during the busy holiday season.
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WINTER SOLSTICE with Dr. Levry – December 17
Celebrate the magic of Winter Solstice with a Naam Meditation celebration of Love, Peace and Light led by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry, founder of Naam Yoga Thursday, December 17th, 7-9:30pm, light refreshments to follow, please bring your mat and a cushion.
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RENEW U. at Wanderlust Hollywood Jan. 1-3
Join this 3-day intensive to ignite your practice, enrich your soul, and inspire your creativity. This immersion gathers experts and leaders in yoga, meditation, food, nutrition and the arts to help you welcome the new year renewed.
Gurmukh | Schuyler Grant | Sianna Sherman | Keith Mitchell
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Manage your Stress on a Tight Travel Schedule
Give Yourself Plenty of Time to Avoid Stress: The best way to keep your adrenals healthy is by avoiding high-stress situations. When traveling, a lot can be out of your control, especially when it comes to your schedule. Either give yourself plenty of time to get somewhere, or allow your timetable to be loose. You can’t let yourself get frazzled by the unexpected. Read more of Gigi Yogini’s suggestions for traveling with ease here: https://layoga.com/life-and-style/travel/yoga-on-the-road/Pack your Practice on the Road
Real yoga to me is uniting our body, mind, breath, and senses with our natural environment — from the fertile soil to the stars of infinite space — and understanding and reflecting on the great elements of ether, air, fire, water, and earth that make up our bodies and our living earth. I like to stand in mountain pose beneath great peaks such as Mount Shasta or Mount Rainier, taking in long full three-part breaths while emulating their strength and connection between earth and heaven. They beckon me to reach my own soul upward like them towards divinity and recognition of my sacred self. Read more of Guy Gabriel’s suggestions here: https://layoga.com/life-and-style/travel/yoga-on-the-road/
Ayurveda on the Road
Pack yourself a travel remedy kit with dried ginger, nutmeg, am2alaki, coriander, cumin, and fennel seeds, a small bottle of aloe juice and gel, a small box of raisins, prunes, or figs, some herbal tea, as well as a small bottle of massage oil and nasal drops. Remember your water bottle. Your kit need not be elaborate; make it convenient for yourself. Also practice mindful actions that will help you feel grounded and comfortable. Incorporate yoga, meditation, and regular breathing exercises daily. Read more of Dr Ram Tamang’s suggestions here:https://layoga.com/life-and-style/ayurveda/guidelines-for-stress-free-travel/Time for Tea
Instead of soda or alcohol, give yourself a treat by packing your favorite travel mug with some nerve-soothing herbal tea bags such as chamomile, mint, clove, lemongrass, tulsi, rooibos, lavender or orange peel. Ask the flight attendant to fill the mug with hot water, and then put your seat back and enjoy your warm, steamy vacation in a cup, even if you are on a business trip. Read more of Michael Curran’s tips for Ayurvedic travel here: https://layoga.com/life-and-style/ayurveda/travel-with-ease-2/
2½ cups Chomp Almond Mylk
– Heat a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add Chomp’s Almond Mylk and vanilla and heat until it almost simmers; do not bring to a boil.
Vedic Astrology with Sam Geppi
This Full Moon in Gemini harmonizes the mind and intellect with our beliefs, so that we are able to understand what we believe to be true. If we cannot explain what we believe, then it is just dogma, dogma which fails to help us in time of need and denys us tolerance for those with different beliefs. You may find yourself unsure of your path and looking for alternative answers, so be watchful of ready-made tidbits of New Age pablum masquerading as wisdom. True insight comes only after serious study and inquiry.
Read the rest of Sam Geppi’s forecast here: https://layoga.com/life-and-style/astrology/vedic-astrology-december-2015-january-2016/
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Karen Henry is an Associate Editor at LA YOGA who volunteers in a variety of capacities for nonprofit organizations and artists around Los Angeles. She practices yoga as a counterbalance to her daily impact sports and is a mother of four grown children who also practice yoga . Now, she’s working on teaching yoga and joy of life to the grandkids!