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i write about all the facets of yoga life in los angeles: the studios, the teachers, the events, and everything else that continues to make LA the yoga capital that it is. so go ahead and try something new. it just might spice up your yoga practice!
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yoga on the 4th! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga after what's seemed to be months and months of rain-soaked spring days and "when will this june gloom ever end" summer days, we finally have our first heat wave of the summe ... Read on »
daily yoga deals by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga KCRW just released their new fringe benefits provider directory for 2011-2012. included in it is a long list of yoga studios scattered around LA county, from the san fernan ... Read on »
summer's here! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga so will the rainy winter weather please stop sneaking up on us and ruining our weekend plans? yes, memorial day is the traditional start of the summer season. and here i ... Read on »
a celebration of mother and child by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga this weekend, many yoga studios are offering two-for-one yoga class deals (or other similar mother's day specials). so if you never got around to getting your mother a gift, ... Read on »
songs for our souls by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga the first time i heard tina malia perform live was back in 2007. i'd never heard of her before; she just happened to be the headliner at the grand opening party of truyoga , ... Read on »
an abundance of easter yoga! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga i don't know where the time goes, but easter sunday is this weekend... which means that if you decided to give up something for lent, you only have two more days to try to m ... Read on »
prayers for love and gratitude to water by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga if you're on facebook (and who isn't these days?), you've probably received an invite for a global event that will be held today at noon. yes, that's at noon, in your time z ... Read on »
make your yoga practice count! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga many of us here in los angeles are blessed with what may seem to most as the perfect life. we wake up, still snuggled in our warm bed, go about our errands in picture-perfec ... Read on »
it's mesheeky monday!! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga i spend most of my days -- as well as some of my nights -- in yoga pants. they work perfectly for what i need to do, be it riding my bike to yoga class, to lunch, or to r ... Read on »
let the shivaratri celebration begin! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga all over the world, the coming new moon will usher in shivaratri, the great night of shiva. for those who are unfamiliar with this annual celebration, i thought this was ... Read on »
wild and wacky weather by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga it started out as just another insanely-planned day for me. the night before, i had spent a rockingly sweaty evening at exhale in venice with shiva rea and c.c. white. no ... Read on »
living life virtually in your PJs by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga the beauty of being able to work from home is that i can get up in the morning, fire up my computer, and voila! i'm productive. i don't have to get dressed. i don't ha ... Read on »
one plus one equals ooooohh! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga i recently submitted a piece on february partner yoga workshops for the upcoming issue of LA yoga magazine . since then, many more workshops have been announced, so i'm post ... Read on »
yogis [heart] KCRW! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga the KCRW winter pledge drive started yesterday, thursday january 27th (and yes, i've already put in a shift last night as a phone bank volunteer!) and will be running throug ... Read on »
getting back on track by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga there was a time when i used to write. a lot. at my peak, i averaged about two blog posts a week. now i'm lucky if i can post two a month. i blame it all on facebook. and ... Read on »
january is Y.O.G.A for youth month by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga i recently received an email update from Y.O.G.A. for youth , a non-profit that brings yoga classes to youth in after-school programs and juvenile detention centers, as well ... Read on »
it's christmas time again! by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga our country is a wonderful tapestry of people of all races and faiths who observe an assortment of religious celebrations during the winter months -- hanukkah, kwanzaa, fest ... Read on »
what will YOU be doing when the clock strikes midnight? by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga it's almost halfway through december 2010, and besides your having to rush around to attend christmas parties and buy last-minute christmas gifts, it's time to consider that ... Read on »
santa monica loses another yoga studio by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga back in mid-october, home simply yoga closed its doors with minimal fanfare. no mention was made on their facebook page , their website, or even via email. besides my being ... Read on »
eight days of yoga gift-giving by Joni Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga the eight-day jewish festival of lights, better known as hanukkah, started at sundown this evening, december 1st, and will end at sundown next thursday, december 9th. during ... Read on »