Friday, March 27, 2015

Here is where your donations go!

These are the young women in Nepal that Yoga in the Park are supporting for the 2014 / 2015 school year. We also support two young girls in Bhutan. All donations go to provide education for these women. Thanks for everyone's help!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Don't forget, Yoga in the Park has class tomorrow Sunday!

Alenka will be starting our first Sunday class tomorrow, so get up early and start your Sunday out right. Class at 8am as always, enjoy! Attached is our new flyer showing classes now on Sunday, please send this to anyone you think might enjoy our classes. Carl

Monday, March 16, 2015

Yoga in the Park adds Sunday's and Alenka Dearmin to the regular schedule!

Alenka will be teaching the regular Wednesday classes on a going forward basis, she also will be adding Sunday's to our schedule. We hope that Sunday's will be well attended, so come out and enjoy an additional opportunity to work with Alenka. So now you have the opportunity to be at Yoga in the Park 6 days a week. Sunday's class will be at 8am just like all of our other classes. Once again I remind you, your support for our classes is important, if you don't show up or don't contribute we will not be able to have great teachers join us. Alenka earns her living through her teaching so your donations are important, if everybody contributes at least $5 it makes it all worthwhile.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Alenka will be teaching Tuesday and Wednesday this week!

As I posted before, Alenka will be teaching on Wednesday this week, she has also agreed to teach on Tuesday for me, I have an unplanned event that I need to be at that day. So here is a great opportunity for each of you to get out and try one of Alenka's great classes. Once again I remind you, your support for these classes when I cannot be there is important, if you don't show up or don't contribute we will not be able to have these great teachers join us. Alenka earns her living through her teaching so your donations are important, if everybody contributes at least $5 it makes it all worthwhile.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Wednesday's Classes for 3/4/15 and 3/11/15 will be taught by Alenka Dearmin

I am pleased to announce that I have a new teacher, Alenka Dearmin, that will be working with all of you from time to time. She will be subbing for me this Wednesday and next Wednesday. I have attached more information on her that I hope you will take a look at. She has a wonderful practice and has much to share with you all. I want to remind everyone that when I have other teachers teaching it is your donations that support their work, so please remember to donate! Also make a special effort to get out to these classes, again if you don't support these teachers I will not be able to attract teachers for our classes and classes will get canceled or eliminated. Alenka Dearmin

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Presidents Birthday Weekend Yoga in the Park

Great classes, lots of people out for our summer weather in February!

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Saturday in the Park, Jan 3rd 2015

Still a little cool at the start, but what a great day. Clear, sunny and a great group for our Yoga in the Park class today. This young lady with me is from Washington DC visiting, it was great to have her join us for our practice.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Yoga in the park New Years Day, don't miss it!

Start your New Year out right, Yoga in the Park at 8am. It will be cool, but the sun will be out and the wind should be almost nonexistent. It should be spectacular. Bring an extra layer, but you will have it off after the first 10 minutes. Today, New Years Eve was cold, but again we were pealing the layers off after the start of the class. Have a great time tonight, but be standing tall tomorrow at our class. Happy New Year all! Carl

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Yoga in the Park Holiday schedule!

Don't miss Yoga in the Park on Christmas Eve, tomorrow Wednesday. There is no class on Thursday, Christmas day. Classes resume on Saturday the 27th, and all classes are as usual next week Monday through Thursday and Saturday all at 8am, including New Years Day! Start your Holiday out right, do the work then enjoy your day. If I don't see you, have the best of Holidays!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Thank you for your support at Yoga in the Park.

I just finished sending out the Tax deductible notifications for those of you who have donated to support the Himalayan Children’s Fund and Tara Abbey in 2014. Through your help we raised over $10,000 for the Himalayan Children's Fund to support the education of girls in Nepal. We also raised over $2,300 for Tara Abbey directly for special needs. I send notices to those who sign in for class and list their donation, I know that many of you just drop money in the bowl and do not sign in, I want to thank everyone who donates, without all of you our help for these girls would not be possible. Through the Sign-In sheet I track donations so I can send out year end statements for your tax records. I can only send these to people who clearly give me their first and last name and list the dollars donated, I also need to have a record of your email address. If you want to make sure you receive your tax notice, please sing in, it is the only way I have of recognizing your contribution. Again, my class is a free class, however I always accept donations, and as always I never keep any money for myself, all funds go to support the Himalayan Children’s Fund and Tara Abbey. I hope I see you all in 2015.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Weather permitting Yoga in the Park is on for Saturday!

I will be teaching Yoga in the Park tomorrow, Saturday, providing the rain has left. All classes are on schedule for next week, again, subject to weather. I will be teaching the Wednesday class as well, so if it is not wet come out and join me for some solid yoga. Carl

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Don’t miss Thanksgiving Yoga in the Park!

All classes are as usual for Thanksgiving week, Monday through Thursday and Saturday. All at 8am and all at the Montage public park (Treasure Island Park). We had a great turn out last Thanksgiving day, it is a wonderful chance to start your Holiday out Right, Right Intention, Right Action, and Right Mindfulness / Concentration. Bring your friends and family make it the Right start for your Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Do you support Yoga in the Park or do you just use it!

Do you support Yoga in the Park or do you just use it! Like most things in life, there are a few people that always make the difference, they can be counted on to show up and they always carry their share of the load, if not more. I have always offered Yoga in the Park as a way to give back to our community and to share all that Yoga has brought into my life. I have always wanted to make yoga accessible to all in our community, regardless of financial capabilities. At the same time it has been my goal to share our abundant resources through a cause that does great good, The Himalayan Children’s Fund, for the education of young women in Nepal. There are many of you who always make a donation, and some who can be counted on to send checks from time to time, unfortunately, there are those that never contribute, for those who have limited resources this is as it should be. However, most living in Laguna Beach and the surrounding communities have enough to share something. My classes are free to our community, but they are donation based and I rely on these donation to meet the commitment to The Himalayan Children’s Fund as well as provide for other teachers when they teach at Yoga in the Park. As a rule I don’t ask for donations at class, I leave the bowl out and just hope that you will help. Too many days we have 12 to 18 people out for class and there are no donations. I know some of you make larger donations intermittently and that is recognized and very appreciated. I am asking that for those of you that do not contribute or do infrequently, that you step up and make a minimum donation of $5 at each class. If we don’t support the things we like in life they go away, to keep Yoga in the Park alive and to attract teachers that can cover some of the classes I need everyone’s support. Please help if you can.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Carl Brown will be teaching tomorrow, Wednesday!

Carl will be teaching Wednesday at Yoga in the Park! Lindsey will be out again this week as she is still recovering from a sore back. Look for her to be back next Wednesday. We have been blessed with wonderful mornings lately, so if you have not been out it is time to come back. I hope I see you all at yoga soon! Like

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Carl Brown will teach this Wednesdays class at Yoga in the Park!

Yoga in the Park Lindsey will be out this week so I am picking up Wednesday's Yoga in the Park class. I hope I see you all out, the weather is supposed to be cooler tomorrow, it was great this morning we had cloud cover all during the class, it was very nice. Carl

Friday, August 29, 2014

Yoga in the Park classes on for both Saturday and Monday this Holiday!

Yoga in the Park is on this Holiday weekend, come out and enjoy our beautiful Park and get a great workout in! Classes on both Saturday and Monday! 8am as always.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lindsey to teach Yoga in the Park through Saturday, July 26th.

My Sciatica is getting better, however I am going to take another week, just to make sure I have the problem under control. Lindsey has been kind enough to offer to continue teaching next week, I will start teaching again on Monday the 28th of July. Again, Lindsey makes her living teaching yoga, please remember to donate at her classes. Your attendance and donations make it possible to hold classes and not just cancel them. See you soon, Carl

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Lindsey Richard will be teaching Yoga in the Park starting tomorrow!

While I recover from a bout of Sciatica Lindsey will be returning to teach Yoga in the Park starting tomorrow, Thursday 7/10/14 through at least Saturday the 19th. Lindsey Richard, is a wonderful yoga teacher form Jabulani Yoga in Corona del Mar, if you have not reviewed Lindsey's profile, check it out at : http://www.jabulaniyoga.com/Teachers. Lindsey earns some of her income from teaching yoga, she is teaching my classes without any direct compensation, so for these classes please donate, all donations will go to Lindsey for her efforts, as usual all classes are free, however as usual, donations are always accepted and appreciated, normal donations of $5 would be greatly appreciated. I hope you will all come out to Yoga in the Park during for her classes, it is a great chance to learn from a very special teacher. It is also a great chance to enhance and grow your practice. Your support for her while I am away will greatly affect my ability to make this happen again in the future, so if you like not having classes canceled make sure you make it to class on over the next week! 

Yoga in the Park canceled today Wednesday July 9th!

Sorry for the short notice but today's class is canceled. Those of you who have been out to class lately, know I have been dealing with a bout of Sciatica, it just is not getting better and I need a few days off, will be checking on getting a sub for the next few classes and will let you know as soon as I can. Carl

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Special July 4th Yoga in the Park!

Join me tomorrow to start your 4th out right. 8am at the Montages Treasure Island Park. This is your chance to honor your body and mind, to set intentions and to prepare for your holiday celebrations. I hope I see all of you out, bring friends and family! Carl

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Special Friday, July 4th, Yoga in the Park Class!!

Never on Fridays except July 4th! Come start your holiday out right. Join me for this special class at 8am Friday July 4th!! At the Montage Resort’s Treasure Island Park as always. Enjoy the beach early before all the craziness starts. Make time for you mind and body, and then enjoy the day and all of its excesses. Bring all your friends and family the more the better. Carl

Thursday, June 19, 2014

8 year Annaversary of Yoga in the Park today!!!

Great today marking the end of our 8th year at Yoga in the Park. Join us tomorrow Saturday as we start year 9!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

8 year Anniversary of Yoga in the Park, Tomorrow Thursday , June 19!

Tomorrow's class marks the 8 year anniversary of Yoga in the Park. We have transitioned form Moulton Meadows at the Tennis courts to Heisler Park and finally to the Montage Resort's Treasure Island Park. There has always been a loyal group all along the way, many of who were there at the beginning. We have added lots of new faces from near and far along the way, many people return from far away to join us when they are visiting in laguna. We started with two days a week and have grown to 5 days a week. Classes have always been free, with all donations going to The Himalayan Children's Fund and Tara Abbey, except for the first year when our donations supported the Friendship Shelter here in town. I hope all of you will come out and join me in marking this anniversary at Thursday's class, nothing fancy, just a solid yoga practice in the most beautiful studio in the world. Thanks for all of your support, your attendance is what keeps me coming back. Namaste,

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Lindsey Richard to teach Yoga in the Park Saturday!!

A special opportunity for Saturday May 31st at Yoga in the Park, while I attend my grandson's birthday, Lindsey will be returning to Teach Yoga in the Park this Saturday, May 31st. Lindsey Richard, is a wonderful yoga teacher form Jabulani Yoga in Corona del Mar, if you have not reviewed Lindsey's profile, check it out at : http://www.jabulaniyoga.com/Teachers. Lindsey earns some of her income from teaching yoga, she is teaching my classes without any direct compensation, so for these classes all donations will go to Lindsey for her efforts, as usual all classes are free, however as usual, donations are always accepted and appreciated, normal donations of $5 would be greatly appreciated. I hope you will all come out to Yoga in the Park during for her classes, it is a great chance to learn from a very special teacher. It is also a great chance to enhance and grow your practice. Your support for her while I am away will greatly affect my ability to make this happen again in the future, so if you like not having classes canceled make sure you make it to class on Saturday! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Come out for Yoga in the Park tomorrow, Memorial Day!!!

Don’t miss our start of summer, join me at Yoga in the Park on Monday, Memorial Day 2014. Class as always at 8am at the Montage Public Park (Treasure Island Park). The weather is great, if you have not been for awhile it is time to reengage. I hope we have a large crowd to start our summer. Carl

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Art of Massage - The Art of Touch, June 21st & 22nd Workshop

Early Bird discount!!! For June we are offering and Early Bird discount of 25% to individuals that sign up for the Workshop by June 4th. This is $25 dollars off the regular price of $100. Come enjoy this two day workshop. Learn not only how to give that wonderful massage, but also how to know when you are getting the basic Fluff & Buff! If you enjoy massage you will love this workshop on June 21st & 22nd at Jabulani Yoga. Over two days I will teach you how to touch the body, how to really connect with the person on the table, I will raise your awareness of all that massage has to offer. This is a hands on workshop you will be massaged and you will massage, this class is fun and it will change how you see massage forever. Check out the attached flyer and then go on line and sign up, if you have any problems with the online system please email me and I will hold your spot. Please email me if you have any questions. Carl Brown cabdtv@gmail.com http://learnmassage101.blogspot.com http://www.jabulaniyoga.com

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday at Yoga in the park 5/17/14, back to the cool!

Nice group, lots of hard work, cool temps, and some of our clouds back, and a bit of smoke!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Saturday’s Yoga in the Park looks like we will see much cooler weather!

Cooler weather is coming, Saturday should be back to normal. I am back teaching and I hope I will see all of you at Yoga in the Park soon. I have launched a new blog page for my new workshops “The Art of Massage - The Art of Touch” I hope you will check it out. I will have all of the current information on the workshops and my own availability for personal massage/bodywork appointments. As with Yoga in the Park all funds received through the workshops as well as individual bodywork goes directly to the Himalayan Children’s Fund for the support of education of women in Nepal. Carl Brown http://learnmassage101.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Lindsey Teaching Monday & Tuesday at Yoga in The Park!!!

First the good news, Lindsey will be teaching Yoga in the Park Monday and Tuesday, I hope to be back with you all on Wednesday. I am yet again fighting my reoccurring attack of PROSTATITIS. It always takes me down hard, looks like a cold, but then rapid deterioration. I am on the mend, back on Cipro, and already starting to get myself back together. Again, I hope you will all make it out to class on Monday and Tuesday, strong support both in attendance and donations make all the difference in my ability to have qualified teachers back me up. I will see you all soon, have fun with Lindsey!!! Carl

Friday, May 09, 2014

A special opportunity for Saturday May 10th

A special opportunity for Saturday May 10th at Yoga in the Park While I nurse a summer cold, Lindsey will be returning to Teach Yoga in the Park this Saturday, May 10th. Lindsey Richard, is a wonderful yoga teacher form Jabulani Yoga in Corona del Mar, if you have not reviewed Lindsey's profile, check it out at : http://www.jabulaniyoga.com/Teachers. Lindsey earns some of her income from teaching yoga, she is teaching my classes without any direct compensation, so for these classes all donations will go to Lindsey for her efforts, as usual all classes are free, however as usual, donations are always accepted and appreciated, normal donations of $5 would be greatly appreciated. I hope you will all come out to Yoga in the Park during for her classes, it is a great chance to learn from a very special teacher. It is also a great chance to enhance and grow your practice. Your support for her while I am away will greatly affect my ability to make this happen again in the future, so if you like not having classes canceled make sure you make it to class on Saturday! 

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Art of Massage - The Art of Touch May 17 & 18th!

Yoga in the Park Saturday May 3rd, HOT!HOT!HOT! Great day, very large class, lots of sweet sweat!

We worked hard today, lots of heat, lots of sweat. A great work out for everyone!

Monday, April 28, 2014

The Art of Massage - The Art of Touch Workshop now online at Jabulani Yoga!!!

The website at Jabulani Yoga ( http://www.jabulaniyoga.com ) is now updated to take reservations and payments on line for this workshop. Again, sign up early as attendance is limited. The website has also been updated with the next workshop scheduled in June for those of you that cant make May 17th & 18th. I hope lots of you will take advantage of this workshop, it is a lot of fun and will introduce you to the wonderful world of massage. Email me if you need more information or have questions. Carl --

Sunday, April 27, 2014

The Art of Massage - The Art of Touch workshop

The web site at Jabulani Yoga has not been updated yet to allow registering for this workshop. If you would like to reserve your spot now please email me ( cabdtv@gmail.com ) and I will hold your spot. Space is limited, so make sure you reserve early. This workshop would make a great Mother’s day gift for you or someone you know. If you have any questions please ask. Carl Brown

Our young girls in Nepal

Tara Abbey & Himalayan Children’s Fund My wife Linda is just back from her trip to Nepal where she was able to meet with all 12 of the girls we support through Yoga in the Park. Linda was our ambassador and personally greeted each of the girls. Each girl received a personal card with information about Yoga in the Park and Laguna Beach. They also received a small gift of money for their personal use, as none of these girls ever have an opportunity to acquire money for personal items. Linda delivered the funds we raised just prior to this trip and was able to hand deliver them to Tara Abbey for their much needed projects. One of those projects was cushions for their Shrine room, so the girls would not have to sit on the cold floor. I have attached a few photos for your enjoyment. Thank you all for your continued support, our contributions make education possible for these girls, and they are forever grateful. During classes next week, at Yoga in the Park, I will have available friendship bracelets that the girls in Nepal made for us, they are simple bracelets, the type you tie on your wrist and leave till they wear off. Please help yourself to one when you are at class, it is a small token of their appreciation. Carl