NAAM Yoga Workshop
Join NAAM Yoga for a winter
festival weekend dedicated to
Human Rights and Healing. Dr.
Levry, founder of NAAM Yoga
kicks off the weekend with a
master class followed by a class
on self-healing with medicinal
oils by Joshua Bower and Lemia
Astarabadi. Gurutej offers an
afternoon of sound healing with
crystal bowls and gongs just
before a free workshop on Naam
Yoga therapies to end the eve-
ning. Sunday holiday boutique.
10 Dec. 9am-7:30pm; 11 Dec.
10am-5pm. Naam Yoga, 1231-35
4th St., Santa Monica, CA.
(310) 751-7550. Naamyoga.com
Art of Reading Bodies with
Reading bodies and the art of
hands on adjustments are funda-
mental tools for teaching Yoga.
Join master teacher Maty Ezraty
in this workshop and learn to be
sensitive with the hands to
communicate effectively and
see when a student’s pose could
benefit from adjustments. Learn
how to make those adjustments
safely and effectively using words,
visual guidance, hands-on, or
props. Open to teachers and
17-18 Dec. 12:30-4pm. $130.
Exhale Spa, 245 Main St.
Los Angeles, CA. (310) 450-7676.
Om Shalom Yoga
Yogi Zack Lodmer at Black
Dog Yoga offers a Yoga flow
class in celebration of Chanukah.
Move, sweat, pray Shabbat.
Reserve Space and Donate
23 Dec. 7:30pm. Black Dog
Yoga, 4454 Van Nuys Blv #206,
Sherman Oaks. (818) 380-0331.
Christmas Day Fundraiser Yoga
Celebrate Christmas with Gabriel
at Maha Yoga for a special fund-
raiser Yoga class. All the dona-
tions for this class will go directly
to the Downtown Women’s Center
on Skid Row. All donations help to
enrich the lives of homeless and
25 Dec. 10:30am-Noon
Maha Yoga, 13050 San Vicente
Blvd #202, LA. (310) 899-0047.
Joy of Life Kriya Yoga
“Unveiling your Authentic Self”
Kambiz Naficy, poet, Kriya Yoga
meditation master, and founder
of Joy of Life Organization,
offers a transformative program
reflecting his unique ability to
draw parallels between spirituality
and psychology. This workshop
is focused on “Unveiling your
Authentic Self” with breathing
and meditation techniques for
14-15 Jan. 9:30am-7:30pm.
$300. (818) 915-9500.
Raw Spirit Festival
Celebrate the New Year in an
interconnected way with the
theme of “inspiration, education,
meditation and celebration.” The
festival offers interactive presen-
tations, musical performances,
organic raw vegan demos and
tastings, Yoga, dancing medita-
tion, and singing. Musicians in-
clude Donna De Lory, Luminaries,
and Fantuzzi. Speakers include Dr.
Aris la tham, Dr. Iya Olatunji, and
30 Dec- 1 Jan. $125 until 1 Dec.,
after $150 or $75-$85 each day,
Hotel $149. JW Marriott Desert
Ridge Resort & Spa. Phoenix, AZ.
(928) 308-2146. Rawspirit.com
Yoga Journal San Francisco
A weekend of master classes
with renowned master teachers
from around the world along with
intensives for business, thera-
peutics, and beginners. Shop,
chant with Krishna Das, or attend
keynotes and panel discussions.
12-16 Jan. Hyatt Regency,
San Francisco CA. Yjevents.com
YogaFit Mind Body
Dive into teacher training and
explore specialty subjects such as
prenatal Yoga, Yoga for seniors,
kids, YogaFitSweat, YogaLean
and other continuing education
classes. The weekend includes
master classes, music, food, din-
ner, and more.
Compiled by Selah Michelle
19-22 Jan. Del Mar, California
(San Diego area). Yogafit.com
Santa Clarita Valley
The 7th annual Santa Clarita Film
Festival features a spotlight to
emerging independent film makers
encompassing local, regional, and
national youth in junior high, high
school, and college. Films range
from comedy and drama to ani-
mation and shorts for audiences
of all ages.
5-8 Jan. $5 students, $8 adults.
Repertory East Playhouse, Old
Town Newhall, 24266 Main St.,
Santa Clarita, CA.
> Holiday Fun
Handmade Shopping at
As part of the exhibition called
Women Hold Up Half the Sky,
the Skirball Cultural Center is
presenting a Holiday pop-up
shop that offers handcrafted items
from woman’s cooperatives and
female artisans from around the
world. All pieces support women
artists working to provide for
their family, and promote gender
equality. Items also available for
Shop Hours: Tue-Fri 11:30am-
5pm. Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
Audrey’s Museum Store, Skirball
Cultural Center. (310) 440-4505.