NAAM YOGA COMES
TO SANTA MONICA
After 10 years based in New York City, Naam Yoga is moving its head
quarters to Santa Monica. Naam Yoga LA offers Yoga, concerts and
workshops along with fitness classes including Pilates, Zumba and body
sculpt taught by internationally renowned instructors. Experience the
studio’s signature “Naam Yoga” class, a science and Yoga practice that
encompasses sound, movement, and breath designed to restore the flow
of vital energy throughout the body.
“Naam Yoga LA Healing and Research Center is more than a Yoga
studio,” says Executive Director Jane Mirshak. “We are a non-profit
organization committed to fulfilling our mission to serve the community.” Located one block from Third Street Promenade, the 7,000
square foot sky-lit oasis features two studios, a community gathering
space, three healing suites (for Harmonyum, acupuncture, and other
modalities) and a spacious retail boutique. “Naam Yoga LA is the largest center of its kind on the West Coast offering a tremendous variety of
Yoga and movement classes, which means there is something for everyone.” Although this is a membership-structured center, Naam Yoga LA
will offer a number of free classes open to the community.
By Melissa Chua
> Naam Yoga LA
1231-35 4th St.
MOKSHA YOGA IN LA
> Moksha Yoga LA
Moksha Yoga studios have spread from the original flagship studio
in Canada, across the globe to Europe, throughout the United States,
to grace the City of Angels. “Moksha Yoga is a community of inde-pendently-owned studios that are all designed in a green and clean
way,” says Emily Morwen, owner and director of Moksha Yoga LA.
This worldwide community of hot Yoga studios is committed to ethical, compassionate, and environmentally-conscious living. They also
pride themselves on aesthetically pleasing spaces that will undoubtedly add to their students’ Yoga experience.
At Moksha Yoga LA, students can enjoy a full schedule of classes for
all levels including Yin, Yang Yin, donation-based (Karma classes)
and their signature Moksha Yoga. The latter hot Yoga classes are
traditionally 90 minutes long, incorporating 40 poses practiced in
heat-controlled climates to open, strengthen and detoxify the entire
body. “We challenge the upper body with some vinyasa while still
emphasizing lower body toning,” says Morwen.
Moksha embodies the meaning of its Sanskrit name: “Freedom from
the mortal world of ordinary experience.” Become a part of Moksha
LA’s sangha (community), where you can indulge in savasana for as
long as you like. As Morwen says, “Life can be busy and noisy, so a
little silence in your day can be such an amazing and powerful gift.”
Melissa Chua is an LA-based writer who enjoys inversions and playing around with arm
balancing poses. Find her at Rising Lotus Yoga: M.email@example.com