Every morning, Chloe Manlay wakes up at 6 a.m. In her role as retreat coordinator at Yemaya, a luxury lodge on a sliver of tropical paradise off the coast of Nicaragua, she looks after the guests who journey there to enjoy week-long yoga retreats. In between all the organizing, she often joins an afternoon yoga class held on a beachfront deck with views across the Caribbean. Shoes aren’t a requirement in her profession. At the time of the interview, she was in the midst of a local island detox cleanse — another perk of the job.
CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) What really IS yoga? Shiela Magalhaes Owner, Heartsong Yoga Center gave us a lesson.
Happenings in and around L.A. wellness circles:
Yin yoga is one of the least intimidating methods of the practice. It’s basically long, slow stretches to bring on a state of relaxation. An introductory workshop Saturday at Culver City-based Goda Yoga will show how Yin and Gong Yoga (the sounds of a gong add to the ambience) can be options for newcomers and experienced yogis alike. The session runs from 6.30 to 8.30 p.m. and costs $40 in advance, $45 at the door. godayoga.com
On any given Saturday morning, they gather on the beach off Hurricane Street in Marina del Rey to practice the ancient discipline of yoga.
The class begins and ends with meditation to the sounds of crashing surf, the occasional flyover by a Los Angeles County sheriff’s helicopter and beachgoers looking on.
When she was growing up, “fat” was the worst possible thing you could call Sarah Harry. She suffered from a severe eating disorder, and the word held enormous power and significance to her. Today, at age 43, Harry is fully recovered and works as a leading body image and eating disorder specialist in Australia. And she’s now harnessing the power of the word “fat” in a completely different way: She’s the founder of Fat Yoga, a yoga class exclusively for people with larger bodies.
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Allstate and CorePower Yoga Encourage Safe Driving with Free Yoga
With distractions like calls, texts, emails, navigation, radio, food, passengers and traffic, being present while driving is more difficult than ever. In fact, Arizona traffic-related deaths jumped 15 percent in 2015 and one in every four accidents involves a smartphone.
Drake fans, rejoice!
Devotees of the Canadian rapper no longer have to rely on getting their fix from sharing hilarious memes or keeping Views on an endless loop – now, fans and yogis alike can be equally satisfied by trying out Namasdrake: a yoga class set to Drake tunes.