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Annie Carpenter: Transitioning to fall with ease

General by Liz Eustace

We’re excited for fall. We truly are, but still, we do hate to see summer go. Every year we feel like we didn’t do enough to celebrate what we consider the best season. So these words from LA-based yoga teacher Annie Carpenter really hit home for us:  

Bryan Kest has a new studio

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At the end of January, Bryan Kest announced that he was moving his classes to a new studio: Santa Monica Power Yoga. Kest is a forefather of Power Yoga on the West Coast, and if you haven’t had a chance to practice with him yet, visiting the new Santa Monica studio is the perfect excuse.

Seane Corn, the yogi activist

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When we think of activist yogis, Seane Corn is one of the first names that come to mind. She’s one of the co-founders of Off the Mat, Into the World and now she’s using her pull in the yoga world for another cause: getting Marianne Williamson (yes, that Marianne Williamson) elected to Congress in California.

LA Yoga Valentine's Day Events

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No Valentine? No worries. You can still share the love by checking out one of these Valentine’s workshops at Hot 8 Yoga. The Beverly Hills studio hosts a Partner Yoga workshop on February 14. You and your fellow yogis will support each other in fun acrobatic and restorative yoga poses. On February 15, Hot 8 Yoga Santa Monica hosts a special Synergy Yoga workshop that blends partner yoga, AcroYoga and Thai massage. Yoga is so much better than a box of chocolates.

The Friday Night Yoga Club kicks off in LA

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Grab your yoga buddies and make a date to go clubbing. The Friday Night Yoga Club kicks off this month. This new yoga community movement features classes led by some of LA’s most beloved yoga instructors, awesome music, healthy eats and a cool community. The inaugural party kicks off on January 31 at Yoga Shelter LA with a class led by none other than Eric Paskel and beats from DJ Drez.

Dr. Andrew Weil to give keynote at YJ Live! San Francisco

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Yoga Journal Live! in San Francisco is this week. In addition to the amazing yoga lineup, integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil gives the keynote speech on Friday, January 17. Join in as he speaks about “Spontaneous Happiness” amidst a time in America where one in ten Americans are taking antidepressants. This event is open to the public, so be sure to invite all your friends. Use code ALIGNYO when registering for $5 off.

One Down Dog yoga moves to a new studio

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One Down Dog is moving – down the street. This fun-loving, Silver Lake yoga studio has outgrown its former digs, and has found a new space. To kick it off, they’re having a little “house” warming party later this month. There will be food, live music, a big raffle, and free giveaways. Get the grand opening soiree details below.

Grand Opening Party

The Natural Health Urban Wellness Retreat

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Whew! We survived the holidays! Now it’s time to relax, unwind and focus on making this year your healthiest and happiest yet. Join us for the Natural Health Urban Wellness Retreat on Saturday, January 11. Beginning at 9am, it’s a day full of seminars, fitness classes and free samples to boost your mind, body and spirit. Come meet alignyo and hit the mat with us, get a mini natural makeover and leave with a great goodie bag. This is how you start a new year.

New Year's Eve events at LA yoga studios

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Wanna do something memorable this New Year’s Eve? On the last day of this month and this year, you can burn off 2013 and kick start your 2014 intentions by stepping on your mat – instead of into a pair of heels. Check out our round up of NYE “parties” – yoga-style.

New Year's Eve events at Los Angeles yoga studios:  

Liberation Yoga’s Annual New Year’s Eve Workshop

Tuesday, December 31st from 9:30pm til midnight

Cost: $50

Liberation Yoga

Yoga teacher Annie Carpenter is leaving Los Angeles for the Bay Area

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After imparting her wisdom to countless Los Angeles yoga classes for the past 20 years, beloved teacher’s teacher, Annie Carpenter, is relocating to the Bay Area in the new year. Don’t fret – she'll continue to offer her trademark SmartFLOW teacher trainings at Exhale in Venice, which has been her “home” for the past four years. Want more Annie? Read our Q&A with her.