9.9.14

Fall Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga & Ayurveda with Melina Meza September 20th 1:00-4:30PM


Loka Yoga Presents: 
Introduction to Fall Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga & Ayurveda with Melina Meza 
September 20, 2014 
Time: 1:00-4:30PM

Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga describes an artistic style of sequencing asana and seasonal daily rituals. The main inspiration for Seasonal Vinyasa  comes from the Hatha Yoga and Ayurveda traditions, two  complementary sciences that promote health in body, mind and spirit.  In this first workshop, you will learn the basic tools to adjust your day- to-day choices, asana practice, diet, and cleansing techniques to align  with what is occurring outside in nature and appreciate the unique gifts unfolding from month to month. Includes asana class and lecture. 

Cost: $45 and includes FREE Yoga for the Seasons DVD!



About Melina Meza - 

Melina has been exploring the art and science of yoga and nutrition for  over 20 years. She combines her knowledge of Hatha Yoga, Ayurveda,  whole foods nutrition, and healthy lifestyle promotion into a unique  style called Seasonal Vinyasa Yoga. Her devotion to yoga and eating  well, to teaching and nutritional counseling, and to traveling and  experiencing different cultures combine to create a colorful and  hopefully enlightening perspective from which to share that which she  loves about yoga in its entirety. Meza is the author of the Art of  Sequencing books and Yoga for the Seasons – Fall Vinyasa DVD. Books  will be available for purchase day of workshop for $25

3.9.14

This one's for you! Gentle Vinyasa with Liz Acord at 11AM on Saturdays!

New Gentle Vinyasa Class with Liz Acord at 11AM on Saturday Mornings

Okay, you asked, we listened. Many of the new teachers are teaching much more challenging classes, and we've been asked for some more beginner paced yoga. So after asking (and asking and asking and asking,) Liz Acord has committed to teaching at Loka again!!!

Liz had been teaching an ongoing Beginner's class last year, and everyone loved it. This "Gentle Vinyasa" is not strictly for Beginners, it's also for Advancing Beginners, people who used to practice but haven't made it to the mat for a while, students recovering from injuries, and regular dedicated practitioners who'd appreciate slowing down. There will be more in-depth alignment instruction than there would normally be in a faster class. 

This new Gentle Vinyasa Class will also be 75 minutes, just like Laxman's Gentle Vinyasa at 6PM on Thursday nights, and it starts this Saturday, September 6th!


1.9.14

New Classes coming your way this week!




Yes! We are open on Labor Day, Monday Sept 1st, morning class is at 9:30AM.

Kati Knox is back and aiming to help you Greet the Morning with her 7 to 8:15AM class every Tuesday and Thursday, starting this week!
Welcome home, Kati!

Next new class this week is with Annabelle Teleki, starting at 7:30 PM on Wednesday nights. Annabelle’s Vinyasa and Deep Flow classes incorporate the traditions of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vini Yoga -- expect to move with synchronized breath from one pose to another, finding depth and mindfulness in the transitions and spaces in between.

Welcome Annabelle!


And then, starting this Saturday at 4:30 PM, Khristine Jones will be bringing us her donation-based Yoga Punx class! Khristine is an Ashtangi, so be prepared to work hard.




This will be a crazy and exciting week for Loka with these three lovely new teachers. And if you haven't already, make sure to check out Melina Meza, Laxman Panthi, Erin Wimert, and Elyse Hochstadt, the superstars we added in August. And if going broke from spending every free moment and dollar on yoga is a concern, please ask about work trade opportunities. Changing Loka from having 9 public classes a week to what will be 24 by the end of September has tremendously increased our need for desk help and light cleaning. 

I know it might seem odd that I keep saying "we" and "us" when technically Loka is a sole proprietorship, but I would be lost without all the help I've gotten from the Loka community. This includes, but is of course not limited to, Liz A., Liz DJ, Carrie, Angie D., Amber & Angie W., Anita, Kat, Lesley & Maxwell, Lindsay, Srutih, Carol, Jen and everyone else who regularly rolls out a mat at Loka. I also must thank my absurdly patient and generous husband Scott, and Kimberly and Mae over at Namaste who've been more than helpful and accommodating. Most importantly, deepest gratitude and immeasurable thanks to Alice for trusting me to carry on with and take care of Loka. If this past month has been an indicator, I'm pretty sure "we" won't blow it! Thanks everyone. 

22.8.14

Labor of Love


Free class at 9:30 am on Friday, August 29th!