In addition to my regular schedule, I am also subbing the following classes in December, starting TOMORROW December 13th.
There are a variety of times and class styles, so there should be something for everyone – including a new offering! I am now teaching a Yoga Barre class that blends the strengthening aspects of Ballet barre work with sculpting exercises, and the fluidity of Yoga. I will be subbing this class December 20th, and will be posting as I begin to teach this class on a regular basis <3
I hope to see you all either in class, or at a Holiday event soon.
Monday, December 13th ◊ 2:30-4:00 ◊ Level 1 ◊ Yogaworks Montana Ave
Wednesday, December 15th ◊ 2:30-4:00 ◊ Level 1 ◊ Yogaworks Montana Ave
Friday, December 17th ◊ 10:30-12:00 ◊ Level 1 ◊ Yogaworks Tarzana
Monday, December 20th ◊ 5:30-6:45 ◊ Power Yoga ◊ Hot 8 Yoga 2nd St, Santa Monica
Monday, December 20th ◊ 8:00-9:00 ◊ Yoga Barre ◊ Hot 8 Yoga 2nd St, Santa Monica
Wednesday, December 22nd ◊ 5:30-6:45 ◊ Power Yoga ◊ Hot 8 Yoga 2nd St. Santa Monica
Monday, December 27th ◊ 9:00-10:30 ◊ Level 1 ◊ Yogaworks Montana Ave
Monday, December 27th ◊ 5:30-6:45 ◊ Power Yoga ◊ Hot 8 Yoga 2nd St, Santa Monica
Wednesday, December 29th ◊ 9:00-10:30 ◊ Level 1 Yogaworks Montana ave
Wednesday, December 29th ◊ 12 :00-1:00 ◊ Power Yoga ◊ Hot 8 Yoga 2nd St, Santa Monica
Complementary Yoga Class At Lululemon Brentwood
This Sunday Only
October 24th, 9:30am
Location: Lululemon Athletica Brentwood
11920 San Vicente Blvd, 90049
||Every Sunday Lululemon Brentwood hosts a complimentary Yoga class with the greatest instructors in West LA. All levels are welcome perfect for beginner, intermediate or advanced practitioners. During the month of October YogisAnonymous is the STUDIO OF THE MONTH and I am representing this Sunday October 24th
I hope to see you there!
As I continually strive, and fail, to give up caffeine, I have made a mini-goal to at least hydrate properly. I did some quick research about exactly how much water I should be drinking and found that the general consensus is, we should be taking in about 64oz of fluids a day, water being the ideal fluid. A trick to help you drink this much water is is known to many as the 8×8 rule: Drink an 8oz glass of water eight times a day for optimal hydration.
According to the Mayo Clinic website:
“The average urine output for adults is about 1.5 liters (6.3 cups) a day. You lose close to an additional liter (about 4 cups) of water a day through breathing, sweating and bowel movements. Food usually accounts for 20 percent of your total fluid intake, so if you consume 2 liters of water or other beverages a day (a little more than 8 oz) along with your normal diet, you will typically replace your lost fluids”
In the book “The Chakra Energy Plan” by Anna Selby, the following schedule is suggested as you practice the 8×8 rule:
Your body loses water during the night, so drink a large glass of water as soon as you wake up. This will also help detoxify your kidneys and liver. Wait at least ½ hour to eat after drinking.
Drink your second glass of water. If you travel a long distance to work, bike, walk, or have a hot summer commute, carry a bottle of water with you and sip as you commute, in addition to your 9:00 am glass.
Drink your third glass of water, more if you are in a hot climate, or in the midst of a hot weather spell.
Have a glass a half hour before you eat lunch
Drink your fifth glass of water to ensure clear afternoon thinking. At this time of day many people experience a dip in their energy and concentration levels.
Instead of having your afternoon glass of coffee or tea, try a cup of hot water or herbal tea.
Drink another glass of water as you leave work, or right when you get home. At least 1/2 hour before dinner
Drink your last glass of water here to prevent nighttime dehydration. However, make sure you don’t drink too close to your bedtime, lest you have to wake up in the night to use the restroom!
Good Luck, and don’t forget to cut back on buying plastic by keeping some extra cups or reusable bottles in your purse or bag
I have been teaching this donation only class every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00am at The Hotel Palomar in Westwood for a while now, but it was just OPENED TO THE PUBLIC and moved to 6:30AM I know it is a bit early, so if you can’t come, refer us to an early bird friend.
10740 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
I am teaching this beautiful chant in my classes this month, and some students asked me to post with audio and translation. Please enjoy the chant.
Om sarveshaam swastir bhavatu
Sarveshaam shantir bhavatu
Sarveshaam poornam bhavatu
Sarveshaam mangalam bhavatu
Loka Samasta Sukino Bhavantu!
1. Auspiciousness (swasti) be unto all; peace (shanti) be unto all;
fullness (poornam) be unto all; prosperity (mangalam) be unto all.
May the whole world be blessed with eternal peace and goodwill (sukhinah).
2. May good befall all
May there be peace for all
May all find fulfillment
May all beings be blessed!
This week I am looking forward to what I assume will be a very challenging Vinyasa Master Class Series at YA. The donation model still applies to this event, although the suggested donation is $15. I hope to see you there!
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Complimentary Yoga Class At Lululemon Beverly Hills
This Sunday only//April 18th//9:30am – 10:45am
334 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Every Sunday Lululemon Beverly Hills hosts a complimentary Yoga class with the greatest instructors in our community. All levels are welcome – perfect for beginner, intermediate or advanced practitioners. During the month of April 2010, JK Zen Fitness is the STUDIO of the MONTH! I am the JK Zen Fitness Teacher this Sunday April 18th
I hope to see you there!
Kaya Indriya Siddhih Ashuddhi Kshayat Tapasah
Yoga Sutra 2.43
“Through ascesis or training of the senses (tapas), there comes a destruction of mental impurities, and an ensuing mastery or perfection over the body and the mental organs of senses and actions”
I suppose I wasn’t finding enough discipline in my yoga and meditation practices, as I saw it necessary to train for and run The Los Angeles Marathon this year.
The whole time I was training people would ask me why I was doing this. Had I ever run a marathon before? – No. Was I in Cross Country in High School? – No. Did I even like running? – No, not particularly.
It was leading me though, this strange desire to run. I knew somehow that training myself to run a marathon would have untold benefits.
The first month I found myself angry. Angry all the time, angry for no reason. Was the added adrenaline making me this aggressive?
The second month saw bouts of crying replacing anger. Tears, either of intense gratitude, or hidden sorrow, would pour out of me after each long weekend run.
The third month brought processing. I noticed that the held emotions from the first two months had been peeling off of me. I spent time on long runs uncovering, discovering, and attempting to discard old beliefs behind me on the path as I ran ahead.
As marathon time approached I notice a new sense of levelness and calm. Long runs were peaceful. I noticed a change in myself not only on runs, but in my every day life. I was also so proud of myself for following through with the discipline of getting up to run no matter what. In the cold, in the rain, when I just didn’t want to run – I got up, laced my shoes and did it anyway.
The marathon day was an amazing experience. Slowly and steadily, overcoming my emotional obstacles, I finished the task with joy and ease. I am not at all lying when I say that the marathon was FUN. I had a blast, and a smile on my face the majority of the race.
I am blessed to have explored the destruction of mental impurities in this way, and look forward to the ensuing mastery over the body and mind, Marathon as tapas or not
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Since I am local for The Holidays I am subbing SEVEN classes at YogaWorks this month. All the classes will be taught in a gentle Hatha blend style, perfect for replenishing the serenity that stresses of The Holiday season can deplete you of.
Mon, 21st Level 1, 2:15pm Westwood Location
Sat, 26th Level 2, 9:00am Westwood Location
Sat, 26th Level 1, 10:45am Westwood Location
Mon, 28th Level 1&2, 9:00am Montana Location
Mon, 28th Level 1, 2:15pm Westwood Location
Weds, 30th Level 1&2, 9:00am Montana Location
Weds, 30th Level 1, 2:15pm Westwood Location
I would love to see all of you there!