July 14, 2007
The annual Bikram Yoga Summer Party brings a "whole lotta fun" to Costa Mesa. The event, which begins at 6:30 p.m., will feature a live band, belly dancing, hip-hop dancing and a potluck dinner. The studio teaches Bikram yoga, a demanding series of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. For the past five years, the studio has hosted the annual summer bash in an effort to bring together the neighborhood. "It's an amazing integration of community," said Stacy Corbin, studio manager.
January 5, 2012
Are you determined to keep your New Year's resolutions and get in shape in 2012? Give yoga a try! Practicing this ancient art will increase your body strength and flexibility, relax your mind, and energize your spirit. The Newport Beach Library has an impressive collection of yoga guides for people of different ages, sizes and fitness levels. Get inspired to say "Om" with these and other books on all things yoga. "Yoga: Awakening the Inner Body" by Donald Moyer: Professional yoga teacher Donald Moyer has advocated the Iyengar method of yoga for the past 40 years.
March 29, 2012
We like to think of ourselves as active, but we found a new challenge in Bikram yoga. We've always wanted to do Bikram, which consists of 26 postures performed in a room heated to 105 degrees, with 40% humidity. So, when we saw the Groupon deal for 25 sessions in Costa Mesa for just $25, we were sold. We thought we were tough enough right up until we stepped into Bikram's Yoga College of India at The Camp. Let's just say we're dripping with results, but we've dried off enough to share the experience with readers.
May 5, 2008
Relax — close your eyelids and rid your mind of all your worries, fears and insecurities; letting your breathing ebb and flow like the pull of the tide. Next, slowly exhale, feeling all of the nagging concerns of the workweek leaving your body. Inflate your lungs with a sense of self-assurance and tranquillity, letting your muscles succumb to a complete state of relaxation. Now, open your eyes, spread your legs, and make sure you twist your hip on the follow through — otherwise, your ball is heading straight for that sand trap.
December 26, 2013
Matt Komer doesn't hesitate when he talks about his wife, Jaime. He jumps at the question, asking about her style when it comes to working as a yoga instructor. "She is very inviting to all levels," Komer says of his wife. "She can work with young girls and older athletes. She is very patient when teaching newcomers. She's open to adjusting each person and talking them through a certain pose … with the background she has it can be intimidating but once they get in the class she is very welcoming.
November 29, 2013
Church opened on a Sunday morning in October with a Buffalo Springfield song. Glenn Parrish stood up and strummed a guitar; its finish was worn where he rests his elbow when he talks between songs. He danced, bending his lanky legs as he launched into the first lines. "There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear. " About 15 people sat around him in a circle of slouchy chairs and wide couches. Some clapped and sang. Others sat and listened.
May 5, 2001
A free Native American "Dance of Life" performance and a yoga demonstration will be included in the Yoga Studio's five-year anniversary celebration Sunday. The anniversary, scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m., will also mark the graduation of the studio's first Hot Yoga Intensive and Training for instructors. Hot yoga is a type of yoga done in a room heated to between 90 and 100 degrees. The demonstration will be on Bikram Yoga, a type of hot yoga.
June 7, 2004
Alicia Robinson Some yoga enthusiasts think of their preferred exercise as a panacea, and Randi Beck wants to spread its curative powers. Beck recently opened Yoga Works in Newport Beach, the company's fifth studio in Orange County. "You can go on and on with the benefits of yoga," said Beck, who runs all five studios. "Anybody can do it ....Some people think you have to be flexible to do yoga, and it's the opposite. You can become flexible by doing yoga."
March 25, 2001
Young Chang You know that nice, cool feeling you get walking into a gym? That crisp, almost chilly air that envelops you both before and after you sweat? Forget that. With hot yoga, it's all about heat. Enter a room blasting out about 90 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit of stuffy, hot air and simmer in it. Stretch and do yoga for more than an hour and sweat like it's summer in a class of about a dozen others also raining perspiration. That's right -- a class.
May 11, 2011
Editor's note: This corrects the cost of Sunday's class. Yoga-inspired apparel brand Lululemon Athletica will open a retail store with a kickoff party Thursday night at South Coast Plaza, according to a store announcement. The store, which sells high-quality athletic apparel for men and women, officially opens for business on Friday. The opening night event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and features musical group the Common Kings. The public is welcome to attend. In addition, a free yoga class hosted by CorePower Yoga at the store, Level One in the Crate & Barrel Wing, will take place from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday.