FREE INTRO YOGA CLASS : VINYASA FLOW
Jun
7
8:30 AM08:30

FREE INTRO YOGA CLASS : VINYASA FLOW

Take advantage of our FREE beginner-friendly morning Vinyasa Flow class Thurs June 7 (8:30am), taught by Shailee Haven.  This class is free and open to all ages. No previous experience necessary.   We recommend comfortable clothing that you can move in.

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Shailee Haven is an LA-based certified Vinyasa Yoga and Movement Instructor.  She has been studying yoga since 2008 and is certified in Yoga Teacher Training through Yogaworks.  Her Vinyasa Flow practice links breath and movement in a dynamic motion, and builds strength, balance, flexibility and inner awareness.

The classes are designed to get you moving and give much needed TLC to your body and mind, counteracting the many posture and stress-related problems that we face on a daily basis.  By encouraging students to observe and adjust the nuance of their poses, Shailee teaches practical mindfulness that students can transfer to their daily lives.  Her classes are beginner-friendly and focus primarily on basic and foundational postures, yet they always offer a few more challenging poses for those who want to try something new and have fun.

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FREE INTRO YOGA CLASS : VINYASA FLOW
Jun
4
8:30 AM08:30

FREE INTRO YOGA CLASS : VINYASA FLOW

Are you looking for a gentle morning workout?  Come try our beginner-friendly morning Vinyasa Flow class Mon June 4 (8:30am), taught by Shailee Haven.  This class is free and open to all ages. No previous experience necessary.   We recommend comfortable clothing that you can move in.

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Shailee Haven is an LA-based certified Vinyasa Yoga and Movement Instructor.  She has been studying yoga since 2008 and is certified in Yoga Teacher Training through Yogaworks.  Her Vinyasa Flow practice links breath and movement in a dynamic motion, and builds strength, balance, flexibility and inner awareness.

The classes are designed to get you moving and give much needed TLC to your body and mind, counteracting the many posture and stress-related problems that we face on a daily basis.  By encouraging students to observe and adjust the nuance of their poses, Shailee teaches practical mindfulness that students can transfer to their daily lives.  Her classes are beginner-friendly and focus primarily on basic and foundational postures, yet they always offer a few more challenging poses for those who want to try something new and have fun.

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WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM - BEGINNER LEVEL 1
Jun
3
10:30 AM10:30

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM - BEGINNER LEVEL 1

Join us as we start our 5-week session of the Women's Self-Defense Program - Level 1 on Sunday mornings. This is a program for beginners who have never done women's self-defense or those who may have some experience and want to brush up on their techniques.

You will learn both striking and grappling techniques for standing and ground situations - as most attackers will attempt to get the victim to the ground in the majority of cases.  Our classes will put you in real-life situations so you can train yourself to think and react quickly.  The aim is to gain confidence in yourself and your abilities to identify, avoid and protect yourself against a dangerous assailant.  In each class you will learn 1 standing, 1 ground and 1 striking technique, along with practice time.   At the end of the program, you will test yourself and your new skills as you face simulated attacks.   SIGN-UP FOR THE FULL 5-WEEKS OR DROP-IN TO INDIVIDUAL CLASSES.

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2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!
Jun
2
to Jun 3

2ND YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY!

It's been 2 years since we opened our doors and we invite you to come celebrate with us the beginning of another amazing one!  All students past and present are welcomed to join in the festivities.  It's a potluck so please bring a favorite dish to share, preferably something you love to make and enjoy.  Thank you for being on this journey with us!

 

 

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FUNDRAISER FOR ALEXANDRIA HOUSE - Women's Self-Defense Workshop
May
20
10:30 AM10:30

FUNDRAISER FOR ALEXANDRIA HOUSE - Women's Self-Defense Workshop

Please join us at our studio as we hold an "Intro to Women's Self-Defense Workshop" as a fundraiser to benefit our local non-profit "Alexandria House".  Cost is $25/pp. All proceeds from this event will go towards helping women and children find safe and permanent shelter.

This workshop will be led and taught by women who have trained in our Self-Defense Programs.  Participants will learn and practice some simple but effective standing, striking, and ground techniques. The event is open to ages 8+. We recommend comfortable clothing and no jewelry.  

Come support this community effort to help our neighbors in need!    Space is limited to 16 participants.  Please reserve your spot by prepaying below.

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Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, they also serve the broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for  neighbors as well as residents.
The goal of Alexandria House is to be a community-oriented transitional house and neighborhood center. They are intentionally multicultural and anti-racist, and the needs of women who are economically poor are at the center of their commitment. 
More than 92% of the women who have moved through the Alexandria House program have succeeded in securing financial stability and permanent housing.

 

 

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

GUP TEST - KIDS

Our younger students will be testing today, showing their families and the Testing Board their forms and techniques.  There will be board breaking with kicks and punches, and Dans (Black Belts) will be doing some demonstrations as well.  We will have a celebratory lunch afterwards.  Good luck to all!

10am- 12pm - Test

12:00pm- ?  -- lunch celebration!

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

GUP TEST - ADULTS

Our older kids and adult students will be testing today, showing their families and the Testing Board their forms and techniques.  There will be board breaking with kicks and punches.  Dans (Black Belts) will be doing some demonstrations and E Dans will be doing their breaks as well.  We will have a celebratory lunch afterwards.  Good luck to all our students

12:30pm- 2  -- lunch celebration!

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WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM - BEGINNER LEVEL 1 (SUNDAYS) : WEEK 1
Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM - BEGINNER LEVEL 1 (SUNDAYS) : WEEK 1

Join us as we start our 5-week session of the Women's Self-Defense Program - Level 1 on Sunday mornings. This is a program for beginners who have never done women's self-defense or those who may have some experience and want to brush up on their techniques.

You will learn both striking and grappling techniques for standing and ground situations - as most attackers will attempt to get the victim to the ground in the majority of cases.  Our classes will put you in real-life situations so you can train yourself to think and react quickly.  The aim is to gain confidence in yourself and your abilities to identify, avoid and protect yourself against a dangerous assailant.  In each class you will learn 1 standing, 1 ground and 1 striking technique, along with practice time.   At the end of the program, you will test yourself and your new skills as you face simulated attacks.   SIGN-UP FOR THE FULL 5-WEEKS OR DROP-IN TO INDIVIDUAL CLASSES.

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SEMINAR: LIVING YOGIC WISDOM IN THE MODERN AGE
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

SEMINAR: LIVING YOGIC WISDOM IN THE MODERN AGE

We are pleased to offer a seminar on Thurs April 5 (8pm-9:30pm) with guest speaker Chidananda Jaganath.  Using modern day scenarios, he will talk and guide today's seekers and practitioners of yoga to finding applicable wisdom for such things as: meditation, overcoming life challenges, the practice of ahimsa (non-violence) and the benefits of vegetarianism.

Cost: $15 in advance / $20 at door


ABOUT THE SPEAKER:  After graduating from college with a business degree, Chidananda was hired at a major investment banking firm. While there, he realized that his true dharma was not in the world as an investment banker, but as a monk devoted to his spiritual growth and the service of others. Chidanada has spent the latter part of his life at Shree Peetha Nilaya under the guidance of Paramahamsa Vishwanada. He has been studying the teachings of the Gita from the Vedic traditions of India, gaining deep insight into its hidden meaning and timeless practices that are particularly relevant to our current world. As a former investment banker, he uses experience to take the ancient teachings and skillfully apply it to modern living. gitayogi.com

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INTRODUCTORY CLASS:  WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE (SUNDAY)
Mar
25
10:30 AM10:30

INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE (SUNDAY)

We are holding an Introductory Class on Women's Self-Defense on Sunday Mar 25 (10:30am-12pm). Participants will learn and practice 2 Standing, 1 Ground, and 2 Strike techniques during this workshop.  Cost is $25.  Come join us, and bring a friend or two to discover what skills you can gain to protect yourself.

RESERVE YOUR SPOT BY PREPAYING VIA PAYPAL

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INTRODUCTORY CLASS:  WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE (SATURDAY)
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE (SATURDAY)

Join us for an Introductory Class on "Women's Self-Defense - Beginner Level 1" on Saturday Mar 24 (1pm-2:30pm). Participants will learn and practice 2 Standing, 1 Ground, and 2 Strike techniques during this workshop.  Cost is $25.  Come try out a class, and bring a friend or two to discover what skills you can gain to protect yourself.

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WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM - BEGINNER LEVEL 1 (THURSDAYS): WEEK 1
Mar
15
11:15 AM11:15

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM - BEGINNER LEVEL 1 (THURSDAYS): WEEK 1

Join us as we start our 5-week session of the Women's Self-Defense Program - Beginner Level 1 on Thursday mornings.  This is a program for beginners who have never done women's self-defense or those who may have some experience and want to brush up on their techniques.

You will learn both striking and grappling techniques for standing and ground situations - as most attackers will attempt to get the victim to the ground in the majority of cases.  Our classes will put you in real-life situations so you can train yourself to think and react quickly.  The aim is to gain confidence in yourself and your abilities to identify, avoid and protect yourself against a dangerous assailant.  In each class you will learn 1 standing, 1 ground and 1 striking technique, along with practice time.   At the end of the program, you will test yourself and your new skills as you face simulated attacks.   SIGN-UP FOR THE FULL 5-WEEKS OR DROP-IN TO INDIVIDUAL CLASSES.

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INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE (THURSDAYS)
Mar
8
11:15 AM11:15

INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE (THURSDAYS)

We are holding an Introductory Class on Women's Self-Defense on Thursday Mar 8 (11:15am-12:30pm). Participants will learn and practice 2 Standing, 1 Ground, and 2 Strike techniques during this workshop.  Cost is $25.  Come join us, and bring a friend or two to discover what skills you can gain to protect yourself.

PLEASE PREPAY VIA PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

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Feb
11
10:30 AM10:30

INTRODUCTORY CLASS: WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE

We are holding an Intro to Women's Self-Defense Class on Sunday Feb 11 (10:30am-12pm).  This is the first class in our 5-week Intro to Women's Self-Defense Program

Participants will learn and practice 2 Standing, 1 Ground, and 2 Strike techniques during this workshop.  Cost is $25.  Come join us, and bring a friend or two to discover what skills you can gain to protect yourself.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS EVENT.  PLEASE PREPAY VIA PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

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Jan
27
10:00 AM10:00

GUP TEST - KIDS

Our younger students will be testing today, showing their families and the Testing Board their forms and techniques.  There will be board breaking with kicks and punches, and Dans (Black Belts) will be doing some demonstrations as well.  We will have a celebratory lunch afterwards.  Good luck to all!

10am- 12pm - Test

12:30pm- ?  -- lunch celebration!

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Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

GUP TEST - ADULTS

Our older kids and adult students will be testing today, showing their families and the Testing Board their forms and techniques.  There will be board breaking with kicks and punches, and Dans (Black Belts) will be doing some demonstrations as well.  We will have a celebratory lunch afterwards.  Good luck to all our students

12:30pm- ?  -- lunch celebration!

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Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

ADVANCED WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE PROGRAM

Our 4-week Advanced Program starts Sunday Nov 19th and is designed for those who have gone through our 6-week Intro to Women's Self-Defense Program.  Participants will practice all they learned in the Intro Program and be introduced to advanced techniques. 

Cost is $70 for 4-week session or $20/class.  Sign up for the whole 4-weeks or drop in to individual classes. 

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE DAY - FREE WORKSHOP

We are proud once again to participate in the Annual Women's Self Defense Day sponsored by the clothing company fodada (www.fodada.com).  We recognize the importance of empowering women and wanted to be a catalyst for this powerful message and movement.  

On Sat November 18th, we will be hosting a FREE 2 hour workshop at our studio focused on personal safety & awareness.  Participants will be taught some simple but effective self-defense techniques.  Please join us for this session to learn how to protect yourself and others around you.   We recommend comfortable clothing and no jewelry.

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT SO SIGN-UP IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW TO REGISTER.  CHECK-IN IS AT 11:30AM

REGISTRATION FOR 6TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE DAY SEMINAR

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INTRO TO WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP
Nov
5
10:30 AM10:30

INTRO TO WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP

We are holding an intro to Women's Self-Defense Workshop on Sunday Nov 5 (10:30am-12pm). 

Participants will learn and practice 2 Standing, 1 Ground, and 2 Strike techniques during this workshop.  Cost is $20.  Come join us, and bring a friend or two to discover what skills you can gain to protect yourself.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS EVENT.  PLEASE PREPAY VIA PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

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FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT VAN NESS AVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT VAN NESS AVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Please join us as we hold an "Intro to Women's Self-Defense Workshop" as a fundraiser to benefit Van Ness Ave Elementary School. The workshop will be held in the school auditorium.

All proceeds from this event will go towards the building of an edible garden and curriculum to instruct students about healthy eating, earth sciences, the environment, and sustainability.

Participants will learn and practice some simple but effective standing, striking, and ground techniques. Come discover what skills you can gain to protect yourself from an attacker.

This event is open to ages 8+. We recommend comfortable clothing and no jewelry. See you there!

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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE: 6-WEEK SESSION

Join us as we start our next 6-week session of the Women's Self-Defense Program.

You will learn both striking and grappling techniques for standing and ground situations - as most attackers will attempt to get the victim to the ground in the majority of cases.  Our classes will put you in real-life situations so you can train yourself to think and react quickly.  The aim is to gain confidence in yourself and your abilities to identify, avoid and protect yourself against a dangerous assailant.  In each class you will learn 1 standing, 1 ground and 1 Striking technique, along with practice time.   SIGN-UP FOR THE FULL 6-WEEKS OR DROP-IN TO INDIVIDUAL CLASSES.

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INTRO TO WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE
Aug
27
10:30 AM10:30

INTRO TO WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE

Our second Intro to Women's Self-Defense Workshop will be held on Sunday August 27 (10:30am - 12pm). 

Participants will learn and practice 2 Standing, 1 Ground, and 2 Strike techniques during this workshop.  Cost is $20.  Come join us, and bring a friend or two to discover what skills you can gain to protect yourself.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS EVENT.  PLEASE PREPAY VIA PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

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INTRO TO WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP
Jul
30
3:00 PM15:00

INTRO TO WOMEN'S SELF-DEFENSE WORKSHOP

We are holding an intro to Women's Self-Defense Workshop on Sunday July 30 (3pm-5pm). 

Participants will learn and practice 2 Standing, 1 Ground, and 2 Strike techniques during this workshop.  Cost is $20.  Come join us, and bring a friend or two to discover what skills you can gain to protect yourself.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 25 PARTICIPANTS FOR THIS EVENT.  PLEASE PREPAY VIA PAYPAL BUTTON BELOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT.

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TEST TIME!
Jul
22
10:00 AM10:00

TEST TIME!

This marks our 5th test since our doors opened!  For some, it will be their first.  Everyone has been working diligently on practicing their forms and techniques.  There will be board breaking with kicks and punches, and Dans (Black Belts) will be doing some demonstrations as well.  We will have a celebratory lunch afterwards.  Good luck to all our students!

10am - 11:30am-- KIDS TEST
11:30am - 1pm -- ADULT TEST

1pm- ?  -- lunch celebration!

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ACTION-ACTING WORKSHOP
Jun
28
3:30 PM15:30

ACTION-ACTING WORKSHOP

Interested in something fun & different?  Come learn how to act in a martial arts fight scene.  
You will learn a choreographed fight sequence, rehearse dialogue, and act out a scene.  It will be professionally filmed, edited, and screened for all participants and their guests.  You will also get a digital file of the scene.
Three Wednesdays starting June 28th.  Screening date TBD.

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1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY POTLUCK BBQ PARTY!
Jun
3
11:30 AM11:30

1-YEAR ANNIVERSARY POTLUCK BBQ PARTY!

We invite you to come celebrate with us as we mark 1-year since our studio doors opened!  It's been a great journey and we are looking forward to many many more with you. Everyone that has come through our doors has helped create the positive energy that makes our place special, so even if you haven't been getting to the studio any longer, we would still love to see you. 

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