Yoga for Happy Hips:
Hip Openers for Everyone
Jeanne Heileman offers a
one-day workshop dedicated
completely to the awareness
of tight and stiff hips that can
be a result of long hours of sitting
and standing. The workshop
brings attention to the mental,
emotional and energetic aspects
that also contribute to tightness
in the muscles and joints of the
hips. All levels welcome.
11 Feb. 2-5pm. In Yoga Center;
541 Laurel Canyon Blvd.,
Valley Village. (818) 508-8040.
The Yoga of Fulfillment
Workshop and Para Yoga
This weekend intensive takes par-
ticipants on a roadmap to embody
and share your soul's unique pur-
pose through asana, pranayama,
relaxation practices, and guidance
from master practitioner Rod
Stryker. Both master class and
two-day workshop are based on
Rod's best-selling book, The Four
Desires, which discusses achieving
a fulfilling life of purpose, happiness,
prosperity, and freedom.
17-18 Feb. 9am-12:30pm / 2-5pm.
19 Feb. 9-11am (master class)
City Yoga; 1067 North Fairfax Ave,
West Hollywood. (323) 654-2125.
Thai Yoga Massage
Bring your sweetie or a good
pal for a Valentineís Day special.
Elyse Briggs offers a one-hour
routine for everyone that combines
acupressure, yoga, compression
and deep stretching techniques.
The meditative and dance-like
movements allow you to be both
the giver and receiver while getting
a great workout. Space limited:
register in advance.
18 Feb. 1-4pm. Yoga at
the Village; 1306 Sonora Ave.,
Glendale. (818) 265-9833.
Tension and Trauma Release
In a three day workshop, Jacy
Sundlie and Mary Shriver facilitate
a Level 1 certification for relieving
symptoms of stress and Post Trau-
matic Stress. The workshop targets
an understanding of trauma and
the effects in the physical and emo-
tional body as well as the physical
exercises that are designed to
release chronic muscular and
emotional tensions held deep in
the body. Space is limited; reserve
17-19 Feb. 9:30am-5pm.
Felicia Mahood Multipurpose
Center; 11338 Santa Monica Blvd.,
Los Angeles. (213) 219-9269.
3rd Annual Puppy Love Run
Join Helen Woodward Animal
Center for the 3rd Annual Puppy
Love Run in Solana Beach. You
can run the 5k by yourself or with
team members or walk with your
dog on courses along the scenic
101. Stacy McCarthy will be teach-
ing Doga Yoga in the wagging
wellness village, where there will be
vendors, food, entertainment, and
more. Proceeds benefit the Helen
Woodward Animal Shelter.
12 Feb. 7am-12pm.
Helen Woodward Animal Center;
Corner of Via De La Valle
& Highway 101.
City-Wide Yogathon to Benefit
Cancer Support Community
Yoga instructors from around the
city are joining forces to raise funds
to benefit this organization that
serves at the forefront of patient-
centered cancer care with a focus
on mind-body connection and
psychosocial support. Join instruc-
tors Annie Carpenter, Suzanne
Bryant, Sara Ivanhoe, Rudy Mettia,
Kimberly Fowler, Tamal Dodge,
Leslie Kazadi, Christine Pabers, Al-
lyn Cioban, and Amy Rose Stabley.
Register today at: yogathonla.org.
25 Feb. 12noon-6pm.
NAAM Yoga; 1231-35 4th Street,
Santa Monica. Yogathonla.org
Compiled by Selah Michelle
Palos Verdes Yoga and Fitness
hosts a free screening of Yoga-
woman. The film captures the fas-
cinating time of awakening female
power and the transformational
revolution for women worldwide.
Doors open at 5: 30 for first-come
first-served spa suite mini-massag-
es. Post-film reception follows with
snacks and wine. Bring
snacks to share and a pillow or
cushion for seating.
2 Feb. 6:30pm. Palos Verdes Yoga
and Fitness; 2325 Palos Verdes Dr.
West #104, Palos Verdes Estates.
EcoSalon Film Series
Green Lifestyle Film Festival pres-
ents a monthly free film screening
with inspiring and thought-provok-
ing films. All Jacked Up is must-see
for parents, teens and children.
Four teens show the truth about
their obsessive and addictive eating
habits brought on by their parents,
schools, and an abusive food
system that profits from them with
no regard to their health and well-
being. Q&A with filmmaker Jennifer
Mattox follows. Free parking and
26 Feb. 3-5:30pm. The Microsoft
Store; 10250 Santa Monica Blvd,
Los Angeles. Alljackedupmovie.com