i posted this event on my facebook page a few days ago, and it just dawned on me that while a good number of you are fans of my facebook page, there are many, many more that rely on the good old-fashioned internet to find out what's going on -- i mean, isn't it amazing how getting updates via an internet search was considered leading-edge not that long ago?
anyway, since all of this is fairly time-sensitive, i'm going to post it in its entirety here...
this coming friday, january 15th, would have been dr. martin luther king's 81st birthday. to commemorate the occasion, there will be a gala fundraiser event at the marrakesh house in culver city that will benefit krishna kaur's Y.O.G.A. for youth organization Founded in 1993 by Krishna Kaur, Y.O.G.A. for Youth is a non-profit organization that brings yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, chanting, deep relaxation and stimulating discussions on the philosophy of yoga to urban youth. The program aims to give youth practical tools to enrich their lives and assist them in effectively meeting life’s challenges now and in the future. It's curriculum is being taught in juvenile detention facilities, prisons and after school programs and to pregnant and parenting teens throughout Southern California with satellite programs in New York, Minneapolis, Seattle, Chicago and Mexico.
here's the invite to that gala event You are cordially invited to join Krishna Kaur at the YOGA For Youth fundraiser on January 15th from 5:00pm to midnight at the extraordinary Marrakesh House, 6310 Tomkins Way in Culver City.
There will be organic food, elixirs, community and live music performances by Tom Freund, Annmarie Solo, Aykanna and J Brave and Amore One of Luminaries. Most importantly, we will be raising funds to support the life-changing work of YOGA For Youth.
The Gala is the culmination of a week long campaign in which LA's top Yoga studios and teachers are offering donation based yoga classes with all proceeds going to YOGA for Youth.
Suggested Donation for the event is $108, but ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
as mentioned in the invite, there will also be a number of yoga studios and teachers who will be holding special classes by donation to raise even more money for this worthy cause. check out the list below; there's bound to be at least one teacher, location, or even a style of yoga that is calling out to you Saturday, January 9, 2010 9:00am - Karen Shuman at Karen Shuman's Yoga Hatha/Kundalini Mix 4521 Van Nuys Blvd, Ste A, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 818-788-5960 http://www.ksbeyondyoga.com/
6:30-8:00pm - Jules Hogan at Goda Yoga Vinyasa Flow 9711 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 310-287-1255 http://www.godayoga.com/
6:30-8:30pm - Jessica Anderson at YogaWorks Westlake Village Vinyasa Flow 2475 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village, CA 91361 805-371-3030 http://www.yogaworks.com/
7:30-9:30pm - David Lynch at YogaWorks Larchmont Vinyasa Flow 230 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90004 323-464-1276 http://www.yogaworks.com/
Sunday, January 10, 2010 10:00-11:45am - Govindas at Bhakti Yoga Shala Bhakti Flow 207 Arizona Avenue, Santa Monica 90405 310-804-9290 http://www.bhaktiyogashala.com/