THE BLOG
06/19/2013 06:55 pm ET Updated Aug 18, 2013

Yoga Goes Hollywood this Solstice!

If you've been to Los Angeles recently, you are probably very familiar with yoga pants. Yes, the tight, black, close fitting spandex that holds everything in its perfect place. Los Angeles is the nucleus of Yoga in America with 1000+ Yoga studios and hundreds of thousands of devoted practitioners. However, somewhere along the way, the practice of yoga has become predominately a fashion show and solely a physical exercise and disconnected from many of its spiritual roots. On June 21st, Yoga + Love is launching the new book, by Vish Iyer, "Yoga + Love," with a FREE all day yoga event in the heart of Hollywood to inspire the practice of Yoga and to bring back the core values and practices of yoga.

Whether you are a yoga practitioner or merely a lover of the yoga pant, come check out the Hollywood Yoga Solstice at the Grove, for a day of FREE yoga!

This event was inspired by the infamous Timesquare Yoga Solstice in New York City. Native traditions celebrated summer solstice as a period covering the north-ward journey of the sun. The period starts from the sun's entry in to Capricorn on December 21. This ascension of the sun is considered extremely holy for Yogis as a means to renew your body, mind, and spirit. Yoga tradition believes there is a connection between the cycles of the cosmos (Sun and moon) and our inner biological clock. There are certain times of the year when you can maximize your Yoga practice investment with returns of greater peace, health, abundance, and joy and June 21st is one of them. Grab your yoga pants and head down to the Grove this Friday, June 21st.

Classes run from 8AM to 8:30PM with some of the coolest LA Yoga teachers!

Schedule Summary:

8:00AM - 8:20AM: Introduction and Guided Healing Meditation led by Vish Iyer

8:30AM - 9:45AM: Instructor 1: Primal Yoga by Liz Arch

10:00AM - 11:30AM: The Healing Power of Breath Work led by Arielle Greenwald

12:00PM - 1:30PM: Instructor 2: Kundalini Yoga by Gurmukh

2:00 PM- 2:15 PM: Cheryl Angela Healing Harp

2:30PM - 4:00PM: Instructor 3: Yogi Cameron, the Model Guru

4:15PM - 5:30PM: Healing Relationships: A Yoga Perspective Panel

5:45PM - 7:00PM: Instructor 4: Anusara Yoga by Sara Ivanhoe

7:15PM - 8:15PM: Mantra Concert by Karl Anthony

8:15PM-8:30PM: Twilight Meditation & Closing Prayer

Significance of Summer Solstice in Yoga

Location (the Grove)
189 The Grove Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Situated in the heart of in the entertainment capital of the world, The Grove is an outdoor retail and entertainment complex and the site "Where L.A. Comes Together." The complex is built on part of the historic Hollywood Farmers Market, and is comfortably located next to CBS Television City and Warner Bros. news program Extra, a nationally syndicated news program with viewership well into the millions, is one of the networks we are in talks with for coverage.

Please check out www.yogaandlove.com for more info.

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