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what will YOU be doing when the clock strikes midnight?

Posted Dec 15 2010 2:41am
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 big decision
where are you going to party on new year's eve?

do you see yourself spending the evening drinking way too much alcohol and making out with some random stranger? or do you see yourself spending the evening nibbling on healthy stuff and doing some downward-facing dogs with people you regularly see in yoga class?

yeah, i know the former sounds way more exciting, but seriously, the latter will score you more karma points in yogic heaven. or so i'd like to think, anyway...

so here are some yoga celebration suggestions i've found so far. you can party-hop all you want, just make sure you plan your stops so that you're where you want to be, with whom you want to be, when the clock strikes midnight on january 1st 2011!

LA Yoga Presents: A New Year's Eve Extravaganza Benefiting YOGA For Youth
Friday, Dec 31st 2:00pm - Saturday, Jan 1st 3:00am
4144 Glencoe Ave, Marina del Rey, CA
Cost: Pre-Sale tickets from Oct 26th - Dec 1st are only $35 ($50 at the door)
For advanced tickets go online now to:

Pre-sale tickets also available for pick up Nov. 1st atEuphoria Loves Rawvolution - 2301 Main St, Santa Monica
Kathmandu Boutique - 1844 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica

Enjoy a celebration worth supporting, as LA Yoga Magazine hosts a special benefit event, raising capital & consciousness for the YOGA For Youth Foundation. Featuring Rocky Dawuni, Luminaries, Donna De Lory, The Makepeace Brothers, Seane Corn, Bryan Kest, DJ Fabian Alsultany, & Kia Miller.

This event begins Friday, December 31st at 2pm, with Yoga Instruction from some of LA's finest teachers, and rolls into live music at 7:30pm all the way till 3am in the morning!!!

Food vendors include raw & vegan cuisine by Euphoria Loves Rawvolution, & The Samosa House. Plus organic elixirs & drinks at the bar. There will be eco/green booths, and beautiful lounge space for all to enjoy!

Y.O.G.A. for Youth brings Yoga and Meditation to urban youth in schools, community facilities, detention centers and jails in order to enrich their lives and assist them in effectively meeting life’s challenges. Please support this amazing cause, and enjoy the best New Year's Eve of your life!

The high-point of the event will be when all of us connect for an 11-minute midnight meditation. This will mean: 1100 people will get together for an 11-minute meditation at 11:49pm eleven minutes before we enter 2011.

Personal and Planetary Intention Setting for 2011 with Wahe Guru Kaur and friends

Friday, Dec 31st 5:00-8:00pm

Cost: $25 by 12/23, $40 thereafter

A joyfully cathartic spiritual experience that will leave you feeling deeply peaceful and whole.

Through the use of the Healing Breath and other shamanic healing techniques you will be taken on a journey of clearing, release and healing. You will move toward a space of clarity about your next right steps on your spiritual path. It will be an exploration into the profoundly authentic individual that you are, how you are a part of sacred community and how you make a difference on the planet.

Complete and release all that you have carried with you from 2010 and set your intentions to create a fresh slate for the New Year! As we approach the Aquarian Age we must gather together in ceremony and celebration – to remember who we are and why we came here!

Wahe Guru Kaur, Haridass Kaur and the Healer Training graduates will be there to support you in your transformative healing experience.

Please bring a cushion, blanket and any healing tools that you wish to use on your journey. Light snacks provided.

New Year's Eve Class with Guru Singh
Friday, Dec 31st 6:15-8:30pm, doors open at 5:00pm
Yoga West, Los Angeles
Cost: $30 - RSVP by December 30th

Light refreshments will be served prior to class.

Students must arrive by 5:45pm. After 6:15 no late arrivals will be seated.

New Years Celebration - Intentional Yoga and Bliss Bomb Rocking Kirtan!
Friday, Dec 31st 7:30pm-midnight
Rising Lotus Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Cost: Yoga Class only - $20 in adv/$25 at the door
Kirtan Only - $20 in adv/$25 at the door
Both Events - $30 in adv/ $35 at the door

• 7:30 - 9:30 pm
We will bid 2010 adieu with a bang of community practice lead by Claire to live music by Daniel and friends. We'll align ourselves as one in joyous flow and welcome 2011 in with grounding rituals that cultivate clarity for envisioning the path ahead, collectively and individually.

• 10:00 pm to Midnight
Join Daniel & Friends for a joyous, rocking, intentional New Years Eve Kirtan to celebrate the dawning of 2012. We'll sing and dance as we set our intentions and welcome the New Year. Chant and be happy!

• Midnight - ?
Potluck Feast and Champagne~! for those who wish to stay and celebrate, we'll gather upstairs to a feast. If you plan to attend the potluck there is no additional charge, only a dish to share with the group. Please let us know if you plan to attend and what you will be bringing!

Musical family for the eveningEmily Kerns, Shannon Baker, Arielle Silver, Jeff Harris, Darby Orr, Greg Klimuck, Cooper Madison
Sing and Dance into 2010!
For details and to RESERVE YOUR SPACE! (We expect a full house of love~!)

Yoga Mala (108 Sun Salutations) with Peter Barnett & Others
Friday, Dec 31st 8:00-10:00pm
Black Dog Yoga, Sherman Oaks
Cost: FREE!

Yoga Mala is traditionally practiced to observe something of great significance. At year’s end we remember all that we are grateful for: our health, our families, our friends and our freedom. We mindfully observe the passing of the previous 365 days and welcome the beginning of the New Year.

Join us for champagne and hors d’oeuvres following the practice.

Students of ALL LEVELS of practice are welcome and invited to participate to any degree.
Reservations are suggested. Call 818.380.0331

New Year's Eve Class and Party
Friday, Dec 31st 9:00pm-? (9:00pm Class, 11:00PM Party)
Yogis Anonymous, Santa Monica

Ally Hamilton, Charlie Samos, and Kourtney Kaas tag team for a special NYE flow class followed by the most incrediblest party of 2011 at YA so far ;)

We are going all out for this one. DJ, live musical performances, health-conscious food & drink and a champagne toast at midnight. Flow into the new year, YA style! More details coming soon....

New Year's Eve Celebration 2011 with Gurmukh, Gurushabd, Tej & Harijiwan
Friday, Dec 31st 9:00pm
Golden Bridge Yoga, Hollywood
Cost: $60/adv or $68/day of

Whoosh! Out goes the physical, mental and emotional debris of 2010, giving space for new opportunities and relationships to be found in the highly charged energy field of 2011.

This is a very exciting and energized year affording us a renewed sense of spirit with which to sail the seas of life’s grand adventure! On New Year’s Eve, let us use the power of group consciousness to draw infinite sums of energy and prana into us.

Golden Bridge opens it’s doors for all in celebration, prayer, and community on New Year’s Eve night! It will be a night of individual reflection, ecstatic kirtan and dance, yoga, deep meditation, chanting, the gong, and great company.

The Nite Moon Cafe will serve warm delicious Indian Cuisine along with sweets and yogi tea chai.

A rare season of time now calls us forth. Eleven is the cosmic jet stream of Infinity, join us New Year’s Eve to catch this magnificent wave of energy being beamed down upon planet Earth. Together we will harness the electrical flow of the Universe to purify and elevate our spirit in a new dimension of reality. Your angels are calling you home, it’s all right here at Golden Bridge.

Join us on this magical evening as we link our prayers with all the seekers of light on the planet and blend the clear light of compassion into every aspect of our lives.

New Year's Yoga Celebration
Friday, Dec 31st 10:00pm-Midnight
Liberation Yoga, Los Angeles
Cost: $45

Ring In 2011 the RIGHT WAY! With Yoga! It's a tradition at Liberation~ includes lots of yoga, surprises and Champagne! This always sells out so get your seat now!

~~ and when the new year's eve parties are over, there's more new year celebrating to do!! ~~

A Bit of Heaven in 2011 with Bekah Finch ~ 2 Hour New Year Restorative ~
Saturday, Jan 1st 10:00am-12:00pm
Yoga Blend, Burbank
Cost: $25 by Dec 25th / $30 after

Are you tired of starting off the new year exhausted or hungover? Then let 2011 be the year of something new! Join Bekah for a 2 hour renewing restorative practice that will allow you to release the holidays, relax completely and create a sacred space to set your new year intentions in a balanced, peaceful way.

Space is limited so sign up soon!

Saturday, Jan 1st 10:30am-12:30pm
Guerilla Yoga at Hollywood Dance Center, 817 Highland Ave (at Waring), Hollywood
Cost: $15 Donation

Oh to be back in LA will be just divine! Please join me for a delicious, 2-hour, reunion practice to ring in 2011.
Please RSVP/ASAP to so that I can reserve the appropriate size room.

111 Sun Salutations to Ring in the New Year!
Sunday, Jan 2nd 1:00-4:00pm
Brazilian Yoga and Pilates, Atwater Village
Cost: Suggested $10 donation

Please join us as to salute a healthy and prosperous 2011 with 111 sun salutations taught by ALL the BYP teachers in 15 minute increments. A delicious sampler platter of our amazing teachers, including new instructors to the BYP family!
Munchies, music and other fun activities await, along with class packages at discounted rates!
All Levels class starts at 1:00 pm.
Bring a mat & grab your spot early.
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