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Santa Monica: Yoga music mashup on the beach -- for free

April 08, 2013|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • Wanderlust sponsors a free Yoga in the City half-day event at the Santa Monica Pier on June 30.
Wanderlust sponsors a free Yoga in the City half-day event at the Santa Monica… (Kelsey Tucker )

Think they'll be doing yoga at Coachella this week and next? If not, there's always Yoga in the City.

It's a chance to roll out your mat, breathe deeply and participate in community happenings from Southern California to New York City.

Music, speakers and veteran yoga teachers lead outdoor events that are oh-so-accessible for urban dwellers -- and free.

The deal: The Wanderlust Festival, organizers of serious four-day fests that meld yoga, music and wellness, sponsors the four city events that last about half a day. You must register online (click "Yoga in the City" Events for whatever city you want) and you're good to go.

In Los Angeles, you'll hear music from MC Yogi and DJ Drez and instruction from Mia Togo, Brock Cahill and others.

When: Sessions are planned for:

--Noon on May 12 (Mother's Day) at Marina Green in San Francisco;
--1 p.m. on June 2 at Grant Park in Chicago;
--1 p.m. on June 9 at Pier 63 in New York City; and
--1 p.m. on June 30 at the Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles.

Details: Back to those four-day fests. If Yoga in the City inspires you to do more, a festival is planned in California July 18-21 at Squaw Valley, North Lake Tahoe. Tickets for yoga sessions, meditation, talks and musical acts range from $125 for a single day to $375 for a four-day pass. 

Contact: Yoga in the City

Mary.Forgione@latimes.com
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