YOGANONYMOUS Weekend Picks: October 7 - 9

Namaste yogis! 

As fall rolls in, we may find that we become more introspective. It is important to stay energized, balanced, and centered as we move into vata season. We’ve got some stellar events lined up for you this weekend to ignite your inner fire and nourish your soul. From the glorious landscapes of Morocco, Laos, and Umbria to the city centers of Chicago, Philadelphia, and New York, you’re sure to tap into your inner wisdom and light with practice guided by some stunning teachers. 

Brooklyn, New York

Friday, October 7
Head to Laughing Lotus Brooklyn this Friday for an ecstatic flow class to awaken your inner Gods and Goddesses. 

Join teacher Jes Allen for a creative exploration of the body and mind through movement and meditation accompanied by live DJ Joe Lazarz. Embrace the power of deep flow and sensational sound to find profound stillness and tap into your true inner self. 

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Morocco, Africa

Friday, October 7 - Monday, October 10
Travel to Morocco for a Living Retreats three-night yoga and spa retreat led by Eszter Farkas. Featuring Thai Massage, accommodation at the Mazagan Beach Resort, luxury spa treatment, and daily buffet breakfast, and dinner. 

Children and non-yogi family members are welcome to come along, and events are offered for additional guests who do not wish to participate in yoga classes. This retreat is sure to revitalize your body and mind. 

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Vang Vieng, Laos

Friday, October 7 - Sunday, October 9
Explore beautiful Vang Vieng on a two-day yoga and wellness getaway. Each day enjoy two 90-minute asana classes and one 90-minute intensive workshop on chakras and kai zen. 

Swedish massage and unlimited access to a beautiful infinity pool are provided. Develop your personal asana, pranayama, and meditation practices in the stunning Laos landscape. 

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Umbria, Italy

Saturday, October 8 - Saturday, October 15
Join Yogascapes for a week of yoga in beautiful Umbria. Teacher Gina Caputo leads a journey through this magical Italian landscape to celebrate nature, food, yoga, and community.

Practice in a panoramic yoga studio with Moroccan furnishings and refresh your body in the wellness spa during Umbria’s liveliest time of harvest and community. With home-grown meals and wine, underground spa/steam room, and hiking in the surrounding hills, this retreat is sure to nourish you in every way. 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saturday, October 8
Wanderlust is heading to Philadelphia this weekend for their 108 event, a “field day for your mind, body, and soul.”  

Join thousands of yogis for a 5k run (or walk, skip, saunter), 75 minutes of DJ-accompanied yoga, and a 30-minute guided meditation, as well as great local food and threads and bonus activities ranging from acroyoga to tribal marking. Reconnect with yourself and your community for a challenging and deeply rewarding day of love and light. 

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New York, New York

Saturday, October 8 - Sunday, October 9
Kerri Verna, also known as BeachYogaGirl, will be leading classes all weekend long at Pure West. Verna believes that everyone has the power to change their life. She leads monthly yoga challenges to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds worldwide. 

Join Kerri on Friday for power vinyasa flow designed to help strengthen and stretch the body as well as build endurance. On Saturday she will be teaching a workshop focused on inversions and arm balances, and on Sunday she will lead a class on handstands, guaranteed to allow you to move beyond your fear and practice in a fun, safe environment! All classes are open to all levels. 

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Chicago, Illinois

Saturday, October 8
If you’ve ever been interested in Mysore style Ashtanga yoga, this workshop is for you! Todd Boman of Moksha studio will introduce the basics of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and will provide tools to prepare you to practice in the Mysore room. 

Among the topics covered are the primary series, tristhana method, vinyasa count, and chanting, as well as two Q&A sessions before and after the practice. Open to all levels. 

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Brooklyn, New York

Sunday, October 9
Wind down your weekend with an ecstatic flow to live music at Laughing Lotus Brooklyn this Sunday. 

Practice to the sweet sounds of live blues played by Johnny Holleran, led by senior teacher Sheri Celentano. 

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New York, New York

Sunday, October 9
Head to Laughing Lotus in Chelsea this Sunday for a beginners workshop with Veronica Carnero! 

New to yoga? Or just want to build a stronger foundation for your practice? Veronica introduces you to breathing techniques, postures, meditation and Basic Lotus Flow to give you a foundation for your yoga practice and allow you to connect more deeply to your body, mind, and spirit.

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