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Namaste Bookshop - A little reverence in the Big CIty

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By Alicia Leeds Meyers (roving alignyo reporter; director, Full Life)

I am walking down 14th St. when I stop short in front of Namaste Bookshop, two of my eight limbs of yoga at odds. My Aparigraha (practice of not hoarding) is battling with my Svadhyaya (practice of self study) and I’m hoping no one notices.

We've got a winner in our summer of free yoga contest!

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The winner of alignyo's free summer (90 days) of yoga for two at Pure Yoga in NYC is: Bridget Casey! Congratulations, Bridget – you and your lucky friend/spouse/partner/family member are going to love the luxurious PURE facilities and their strong teaching staff. A big shout-out to Pure for sponsoring our contest! This was so much fun, we're going to do it all again very soon, so please stay tuned. If you are not subscribed to our free weekly newsletter, subscribe at once, because that's where we announce all the good stuff!

A slice of Solstice in Times Square

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By Alicia Leeds Meyers (roving alignyo reporter and director, Full Life)

I am rifling through the gift bag I received this morning at Solstice in Times Square. There are passes for free yoga classes, a Luna Bar and Yoga Journalʼs peppermint lip balm, among other goodies from the event sponsors. As title sponsor, lucy provided yoga mats to the first thousand comers, and skillfully led a throng of sleepy yogis along a line that snaked around a city block on Broadway.

Cool retreat added to our site... check it out

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This retreat sounds amazing! Why isn't it August now?  Montauk, surfing, paddle boarding and yoga with Sonic Yoga's Lauren Hanna and Tracy Mohr.

Sounds Bowls and YOGA... these are VERY cool

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This past weekend I checked out the Raw Food / Yoga Conference and met Andrew Clark.

We chatted and I kept talking about gongs and he kept talking about bowls... we were both talking about sound vibrations but I wasn't listening to what he was saying. Then he said, "wait - just take a minute, check this out".

Win a summer of free yoga x 2!

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To celebrate the official start of summer, we’ve got a hot contest under way – you can win 90 days of unlimited yoga for you and a friend at PURE Yoga (which boasts a strong teaching staff and suh-weet luxury facilities). This contest super simple – all you have to do is click here to enter.

The longer you practice yoga, the happier and healthier you'll be... read on!

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Great article from Canadian newspaper, The Globe and Mail on yoga and your health. It looks like we're heading in the right direction. 

This was sent to me by my sister-in-law, Melissa. Thanks so much for sharing!

Check it out.

Yoga Journal Conference - Fun times, fun pix!

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We saw so many of you at the Yoga Journal Conference – what a blast! It was great to reconnect with old friends and meet many new ones. A huge shout-out to our beyond-awesome booth neighbors, Our Love Yoga and Blue Osa – in a perfect world, I would buy a week’s worth of Our Love clothing, pack it in a suitcase and fly immediately to Blue Osa’s gorgeous eco retreat in Costa Rica. Check out a few of our snap-worthy moments from the show – feel free to send us one of yours!

Yoga Journal - Keep an eye out for pics of your favorite teachers!

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Great Yoga Journal Conference NYC - met so many friends with AMAZING products and services!  Keep an eye out for them on our blog and in the newsletter, Get Aligned!  Feel free to drop us a line to tell us your awesome experiences from the YJ Conference NYC!!!

Free Mat Storage at the Yoga Journal Conference with Alignyo!

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First day of the YJ Conference in NYC - amazing! Remember to come by our booth #404, drop off your mat with us and say "hi". We're offering FREE MAT STORAGE for conference attendees.  We would love to see you.  While you're there, also enter our Photo Contest with amazing prizes - free classes and free private lessons with some of NYC's best teachers.

Can't wait to see you.

Alignyo Team