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Yoga Barre is Back

Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Alanna Zabel is the creator of Yoga Barre TM. She is a registered ERY-T 500 yoga instructor, Pilates and fitness trainer. Voted "Best Yoga Instructor in Los Angeles" in 2011 by LA Family Magazine and one of "Hollywood's Hottest Trainers" by Shape Magazine in 2014, Alanna is passionate about teaching yoga through her classes. She has national exposure including cast member on The Oxygen Network's daily yoga show "Exhale" and stars in 2 DVDs produce by Natural Journey. Yoga Barre TM is a challenging, seamless combination of Pilates, F ..

December is here, so let the holiday parties begin! We have a great gift to bring to your next white elephant gift exchange: For $20, you're get: 1 Drop In Class Mat & Towel Rental and a Coconut Water Buy online (https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=3146&stype=41&sTG=10&prodId=865) and pick up later, or come into the studio to purchase :)  ..

Between events, holidays, and obligations, the end of the year can get hectic! Keep your head on straight this year by taking time for yourself, connecting to breath, and enjoying a quiet moment. Balasana, Child's Pose, is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and let go this holiday season... 1. Rest your Heart Balasana allows you to rest your head below your heart, which in turn, allows the heart to rest. With all the chaos that surrounds us in the final month of the year, a little slowing can go a long way to keep you grounded and relaxed. 2. Connect to Breath With yo ..

Annual Holiday Sale

Annual Holiday Yoga Sale: 10 Class Package ... $119 (usually $140) 20 Class Package ... $219 (usually $240) 1 Month Unlim. ... $119 (usually $139) 6 Month Unlim. ... $630 (usually $700) 1 Year Unlimited ... $1,199 (usually $1,299) Holiday Gift Sale: $20 Gift Idea: ($26 value): 1 Drop In Class Mat and towel rental 1 Coconut water Perfect for stocking stuffer or gift exchange! Retail Sale: Take 15% Off of all retail items. Includes yoga mats, towels, accessories and all yoga apparel! BUY NOW (https://clients.mindbodyonline. ..

Warm up your holiday season with a homemade creamy mushroom soup. This vegan take on a classic creamy mushroom soup recipe is a healthy alternative to keep you warm and healthy. Ingredients: 3 cups white mushrooms 1 cup shitake mushrooms 1 cup crimini mushrooms 1/2 yellow onion 2 cloves garlic 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1 cup coconut cream 2 tbsp olive oil 6 cups veggie broth salt & pepper to taste optional: truffle oil Start by mincing your garlic and onions. Over medium heat, sauté your onions and garlic in olive oil in a medium pot. Chop all ..

Ready, Set, Sweat!

Sweat it out! Five reasons sweating is good for you: 1. Natural Pain Killer We all get aches and pains, but rather than reaching for they aspirin, let your body move and sweat. James Ting, MD, a sports medicine physician at Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, California says, "Exercise stimulates neurochemical pathways in the brain, resulting in the production of endorphins that act as natural painkillers". 2. Good for your Skin A deep sweat can do great things to clear your skin. Sweating opens pores and allows your body to push bacteria and other blemish causing culprits  ..

Cool as a Cucumber

It’s been a hot summer in Southern California: El Nino season is here and with it, tropical climates and 90*F beach days. As typical daily routines (like walking to the mailbox) can leave us glistening in a sweat beads, it’s important that we all make extra effort to hydrate. While guzzling cool water after a hot yoga class sounds easy to do, continuously sipping on water throughout the day to is not always as enticing. Let’s face it, regular water gets boring, so why not spice it up? Healthy Benefits of Infusing your Water -Because  ..

Memorial Day 2015

We wish you a safe, happy and healthy Memorial Day weekend. We would like to thank and remember those who have given of themselves for the safety, well being and freedom of others. In observance of the holiday on MONDAY, MAY 25th, we will be canceling the following classes: Sunday, May 24th: Pacific Beach: 5pm Hot Yoga 6:30pm Gentle Hot Yoga Monday, May 25th: Encinitas: 5:30am Hot Yoga 5:00pm Hot Yoga 5:45pm Hot Yoga 6:00pm Vinyasa 7:00pm Hot Yoga 7:00pm Donation Vinyasa 8:15pm Hot Yoga Pacific Beach: 5:30pm Ho ..

New Classes at Tropics

BEGINNER HOT YOGA: bikram style We’ll be adding a brand new class called “Beginner Hot Yoga”. It is a 60 minute class, heated and appropriate for first time students as well as those wanting to work on their fundamentals. If you’ve practiced Bikram yoga before, this is very similar, we’ll just be doing one set of each pose. This will be an ideal class for beginners to set up proper alignment and receive hands on help from instructors. Look for this new class in Encinitas on Saturday at 8am and Pacific Beach Tuesday & Thursday afternoons at  ..

Our first 21-day hot yoga challenge is in full swing as of Jan 3rd (it’s not too late to jump in if you’re feeling inspired). Having done a few of these challenges myself, and hearing feedback from participating yogis, here are a few tips to help get you through without wanting to put your yoga mat through a wood chipper. 1. There Will Be Ups and Downs, Practice accordingly Generally, even the most dedicated of yoga practitioners take at least one day off per week from asana (physical) practice. The body needs to rest and recover in order to get the most from any type ..