March 28, 2002
Marshall Allen LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Brisk walks combined with yoga have been so popular at Descanso Gardens, they've added an evening class for the upcoming six-week session. The classes include 30 minutes of aerobic paced walks through the gardens, combined with 50 minutes of indoor yoga instruction. Morning sessions will be from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Mondays, starting April 15 and at the same time on Wednesdays, beginning April 17. The evening session will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, starting April 16. All classes will take place at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge.
January 20, 2009
Waves of groans, giggles and thuds frequently broke the serenity of a third-grade yoga session Tuesday. It started with students standing tall and pressing their palms together while taking steady, deep breaths in the “mountain pose.” But then came “tree pose,” which involved picking one foot up off the floor and placing it against the opposite knee. Some of the third-graders wavered, stumbled and collapsed as they struggled with the challenge in balance, laughing as they fell to the floor and drowning out the sound from the yoga instructional video that was guiding the class.
October 6, 2006
Yoga The La Cañada Flintridge Library will be the site of yoga instruction for teens on Friday, Oct. 20, from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. and adults on Friday, Oct. 27, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Certified instructors Cara Davis and Cam Hall will give participants an introduction to yoga, a scientific discipline that offers practical and definitive results while addressing tension in both body and mind. Combining physical, stretching and toning exercises with deep breathing and relaxation techniques, yoga is ideal for lowering stress, quieting the mind, soothing the spirit and strengthening the body.
April 13, 2007
The WholistiCenter in the Montrose Village, which offers a systemized array of services and products to promote preventive healthcare, awareness and longevity, launches its grand opening celebration with an evening of education, music and a sponsored art show. The grand opening festivities begin with an evening celebration on Saturday, May 12. Visitors are encouraged to stop by between 4 and 8 p.m. for refreshments, music, education, chair massage, and tours of the facility. The first 50 guests will also receive a specialty gift bag. Founded on holistic education, meditation, yoga, massage, herbs and community, the WholistiCenter offers an appealing introduction to natural living for the novice.
August 19, 2002
Karen S. Kim It was about four years ago that Michele Ray-Mooney, a corporate executive, passed a building for lease in Kenneth Village on her drive home from work. The stresses and difficulties that came with her job as a project manager for a bank had left her craving some sort of relaxation, Ray-Mooney said. "I was driving home and I thought, 'God, I wish there was a yoga studio here, I could really use some yoga,'" she said. "I saw this place that I always passed on my drive home and thought, 'What are you wishing for?
January 13, 2003
Fitness walks and yoga begin a new season today at Descanso Gardens. Students will take an aerobic walk through the gardens, and then have a yoga session indoors. Basic yoga postures, breathing and stress-management tools will also be taught. Students can register for a 10-week course, or per session as space allows. The course costs $100 per member, and $120 per nonmember. The cost per class is $13 per student. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Van de Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive.
January 20, 2004
Molly Shore Glendale resident Eva Halfon does not like exercise, but she loves her yoga class on Sunday mornings at Descanso Gardens, which begins with a half-hour fitness walk. "It's a little bit aerobic, and it gets your body nice and warm for the yoga," Halfon said. "You can't beat the setting." From 8:30 to 9 a.m., class participants walk in the garden's tranquil surroundings. "We start by warming up out there," said yoga instructor Cara Davis.
December 21, 2005
Positive Directions program uses yoga and meditation to rehabilitate drug abusers in lieu of jail. Hector Soto has battled drug abuse for the last 18 years of his life -- failing at every program he tried. But after 18 weeks of yoga and meditation at Verdugo Mental Health Center's Positive Directions, which he is doing in lieu of jail time, Soto believes his drug abuse is behind him. "I've tried every possible program -- in-patient and out-patient programs and nothing's really helped," said Soto.
March 21, 2003
Descanso Gardens gears up for yoga LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- Descanso Gardens will hold another eight-week yoga and fitness walk course in April, with an introductory course preceding the session. Students will participate in an aerobic-paced walk through the gardens, and yoga indoors. The class is designed for any fitness level. The introductory session will be at 10 a.m. April 5. The sessions begin the week of April 7, with classes at 8:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, and 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
August 19, 2011
Looking for fun events in your area? Here's a few options. Music Each Friday night in August and September, Scissors Paper Rock Salon celebrates beauty, art and music at 7 p.m., 1864-66 N. Allen Ave., Pasadena. Admission is free. Call (626) 825-1846. Food The Pasadena Farmers Market is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at Victory Park, 2575 Paloma St., Pasadena. There are fruits, vegetables, cheese, flowers, honey, breads, herbs and more for sale. Call (626)