La Jolla Yoga Center Events + Workshops

Special Note: La Jolla Yoga closed in August 2014. So be sure to check out this link to see where else you can find the best yoga classes in La Jolla.
The La Jolla Yoga Center offers more than just yoga classes, they offer special programs and events as well as teacher’s training. Their events and programs cover various fields of meditation and self improvement. Check out their program schedule for July and August below.

Living a Spiritual Life in the World with Swami Nitya
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Cost: $45 for Sat; $60 for Sun; $90 for both days

Date: Saturday, July 21st
Time: 2:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $45
Living a Spiritual Life in the World
In order to live a spiritually integrated life in the complex, troubled world in which we live, we need to understand and know how to act from the center of insight, love and peace. For that we must learn to listen to our own inner, unpolluted wisdom. This means it is essential to turn from our usual outward focus and face inwardly. Our own inner wisdom, does not depend on schools and systems of thought, but holds at its core a balanced state of peace and harmony with all; from there we can breathe freely, live peacefully and act effectively.

Date: Sunday, July 22nd
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $60
Yoga Philosophy: Consciousness and Matter
Purusha, consciousness expressing as illuminating power, ( i.e. light and/or intelligence) Prakriti, the manifesting power or energy. These could be referred to as spirit and matter, however by looking at the two forces we find that we are ultimately talking about Light as the origin of the universe… knowledge that is part of global wisdom. From light (even when we consider modern biology) life emerged; just as from the formless, form emerged. Neither exists without the other…Let’s explore the many levels of this issue.

ABOUT: Swami Nityamuktananda Saraswati (Dr. Christa-Maria Herrmann) is a World-peace prize recipient and a doctor of ecophilosophy on the subjects of the Mahabhutas (Five Great Elements). She teaches Yoga philosophy and “The Five Elements” in Yoga teacher training programs worldwide, as well as within the Himalayan Tradition. A student of theology, education, psychology, philosophy, and art and design, Swami Niyta has worked with several great spiritual Masters, including M.M. (Mahamadeleschwara) Swami Veda Bharati.

Digital Media Now for Yogis
Date: July 28th, 2012
Time: First Session 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Second Session 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost: $39 One Session / $59 Both Sessions
Attendees have the option of attending one or both of the sessions. Attending both sessions is encouraged but not necessary since each seminar will cover topics that are independent of each other.

First Session’s Topic: Personal Branding on Social Media 1:00pm – 2:30pm
The success of your yoga business depends on your ability to effectively brand yourself as a resource in the industry. Learn how to ensure your personal online brand is cohesive with your professional online brand as a yogi on social media.

Second Session’s Topic: Integrating Social Media into your Marketing Plan 3:00pm – 4:30pm
The growth of your yoga business will accelerate if you can strategically incorporate social media. Learn how to integrate social media into your existing marketing strategy and ensure you’re cohesively branding your business throughout all of your marketing channels.

About the Seminars
As a yoga and wellness professional you’re an integral part of so many people’s lives as you enhance their health and well-being. In such a competitive industry, it’s important to strategically market yourself to keep your clients and students up to date, encourage them to attend your classes and be a trusted resource. With an abundance of digital technologies available to us, it’s easy to become overwhelmed when creating your own marketing strategy. At the Digital Media Now for Yogis Seminars, you’ll learn how to navigate digital marketing and social media tools such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to attract more clients, grow your business and be a valuable resource in your industry.

– Actionable content and tips you can implement immediately to start marketing yourself as a Yoga professional
– Knowledge on how to serve as a trusted subject matter expert and resource in yoga
– Understanding on how to use Social Media tools to create a compelling brand

About Melodie
Melodie Tao is a Marketing Consultant, a Marketing Professor at National University and an International Professional Speaker specializing in Digital Marketing and Social Media. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor. Combing her two passions for Marketing and Yoga, her mission is to empower you with knowledge on how to live your passion as a Yoga and Wellness professional. Her expertise will help you make money from your business through optimizing your brand and online presence while maintaining your true integrity as a Yogi.

The Art of Acceptance with Michael DeFrancisco and Carolina Vivas
Date: August 18th and 19th
Time: 1:30-3:30pm (both days)
Cost: $35 per session or $70 for both days

The Art of Acceptance… The science of making change[s] gracefully. There are five elements in this new and unique workshop which is designed to establish a strong and abiding value of acceptance.

-Asanas (simple yoga postures) 5 minutes
-Pranyama (breathing exercises) 5 minutes
-Chanting (chakra clearing) 7 minutes
-Meditation (effortless and very relaxing) 15 minutes
-Blessings (effervescent and charming) 15 minutes * repeated twice

One will leave these sessions naturally instilled with a greater value of acceptance… and will spontaneously be more relaxed, more productive, and more loving!

About Michael DeFrancisco
Michael DeFrancisco began his study of meditation 35 years ago. Since then, he has studied and taught meditation throughout North America, Europe, and India. As a certified Transcendental Meditation teacher, he has instructed hundreds of students as a private instructor and guest lecturer. He has also chaired the Philadelphia chapter of the International Meditation Society. His lectures include topics on Higher States of Consciousness and Meditation, the Science of Creative Intelligence, Vedic Science, and Vedic Traditions. His warmth and compassion foster calm and easy meditation for all his students.

Donation Based Vinyasa Class with Bonnie Jones to Benefit Yoga for Hope
Date: July 25th
Time: 5:30-7pm
Cost: Donation Based

Bonnie will be leading a high energy, fun class here at La Jolla Yoga Center to benefit Yoga For Hope. Please come and make the class extra special and fun!


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