Sunday, May 30, 2010

Freebies

With summer coming, it is easy to long for more money for trips, classes, and retreats.  However, there are all sorts of resources that are free on the web and around Los Angeles to take advantage of.  So I thought I would put together a list of freebies online and around town that will fill your soul up without emptying your wallet. Many of these you are able to enjoy right in the comfort of your own home.

LIBERATION YOGA is having a free health day today from 1- 4pm!  This is what inspired my blog post today. They also give you your first class for free so if you have never been to this magical studio check it out. http://liberationyoga.com

YOGAGLO offers free classes at their studio in Santa Monica with teachers like Jo Tastula, Felicia Tomasko, Annie Carpenter, Noah Maze and many more it is an incredible deal. Their Business Model is for  online classes, so if you don't live in LA then for 18 dollars a month you can watch at home unlimited amount (which is a pretty good deal).  First 2 weeks online are free as a trial. http://www.yogaglo.com/

YOGATODAY.COM offers one free yoga class every week online.  Or you can become a member and get all their classes for 9.99 a month. http://yogatoday.com/

LA YOGA magazine is free all year long.  Pick one up at any yoga studio near you.  It is filled with wonderful articles on yoga and aryuveda.  Their online portion has a wonderful calendar of retreats and workshops that one could empty their wallet with.  http://www.layogamagazine.com/content/index.php

SPIRITUALITY & PRACTICE is a wonderful website with a free eNewsletter as well as Spiritual Practices to take part in.  Their whole website is filled with incredible resources, reviews and eCourses all from a spiritual perspective.   If you want to take a retreat in the comfort of your own home, this website is the place.  Some free and some for a small fee but all incredibly inspiring. http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/

SOUNDSTRUE.COM offers free podcasts of spiritual teachers being interviewed like Sean Corne, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Caroline Myss to name just a few. http://www.soundstrue.com/podcast/?cat=9#bottom

MOVING INTO STILLNESS has audio archives of Erich Schiffman's opening discussions that begin all of his Yoga Classes.  Wonderfully inspiring to listen to before a meditation or yoga session at home. Its like being right there in his class http://web.mac.com/erichyog/ERICHYOG/HOME.html

SAHAJAYOGA offers free meditation classes all over Los Angeles.
http://www.sahajayogala.org/

ULTIMATEPILATESWORKOUTS.COM offers a ton of free pilates classes that you can stream from their website. This is a great addition to a home yoga practice, especially for targeting important core muscles. http://ultimatepilatesworkouts.com/

LULULEMON stores offers a free yoga classes every week featuring different teachers all over USA. http://www.lululemon.com/giftofyoga

AMMA is the renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader known for her wonderful spiritual hugs.  She will be coming to Los Angeles June 14 and June 15 offering free public programs at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport.  www.amma.org

KANDEE THE MAKE UP ARTIST is one of my favorite people online. She gives free tutorials on skin care and makeup online. Very beautiful inside and out. She makes herself up to look like all different characters from film and it is so entertaining to watch. http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=kandeejohnson#g/u  Or visit her blog at http://kandeethemakeupartist.blogspot.com

THIS AMERICAN LIFE is an National Public Radio show which you can listen to for free online and I have spent hours listening to the many stories that they have on their shows.   They have free archives of incredible entertaining, inspiring stories.  http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives

EVOLUTION PHYSICAL THERAPY is where I teach yoga and they offer the first yoga class for free.  So come on down Monday, Wednesday, or Friday 7:00 am - 8:15am for my morning class  or 12:10 pm -1:00 pm for Anne Israel's Lunch Time Class. http://www.evolution-pt.com/contact-us.html

If you know of any other free or cheap resources that I missed please feel free to leave that information in the comments to share the wealth!

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