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Tuesday Night Weekly Yoga
Join us for our weekly yoga class! Yoga helps to restore the body and mind to good health. Beginners as well as experienced students welcomed. YOGA SCHEDULE: Vinyasa Yoga – First three Tuesdays each month, with Yoga Instructor Heidi Leong Restorative Iyengar Yoga – Last Tuesday of each month with Iyengar Yoga Instructor Nancy Sander. ABOUT VINYASA YOGA: Vinyasa means every movement has a breath. There are 3 elements we focus on in the practice: ABOUT VINYASA YOGA: This will be a mixed level class focusing on alignment and mindfulness. All practitioners are welcome. Different levels and options will be provided based on individuals’ needs and physical capabilities. Any requirements or limitation: No. The most important pose is Savasana (Corpse pose); anyone can lay down on their back and rest, if none of the other poses can be done by their physiological ability. ABOUT RESTORATIVE IYENGAR YOGA (last Tuesday of each month): Iyengar yoga is Hatha Yoga. It is a vast science, art and philosophy. The focus of this restorative class is on: Alignment of the body Restorative poses Self knowledge in asana practice Developing a home practice B.K.S. Iyengar wrote a seminal text, Light on Yoga, and has inspired millions of yogis around the world. Although all yoga is restorative in nature, Nancy’s class is a slower paced class. We use props for maximum support and release. Visit our website for more info: http://la.shambhala.org/ongoing-offerings/yoga/

Shambhala Meditation Center - Mar Vista

3877A Grand View Blvd. · Mar Vista, CA

What we're about

Welcome to the Shambhala Meditation Center in Mar Vista! We are a community of meditators based in the Venice/Mar Vista area. Our center is located at 3877A Grand View Blvd. between Venice Blvd and Washington Place. We gather throughout the week to practice meditation, offer instruction to beginners, discuss and contemplate the practice, and celebrate as a community the natural awake sanity within us. Please take a look at our ongoing calendar for upcoming meetups.

WHAT IS MEDITATION?

Meditation is a practice that anyone can do. It is based on the radical idea that the natural state of the mind is not scattered, nervous, and confused, but rather calm, creative, and clear. Practicing regularly provides a way to settle into this natural state more often. At the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles, we begin by training in shamatha or mindfulness meditation. This foundational technique allows you to tune into the present moment, at home, at work, or wherever you go in your day to day life.

"We have to know what we mean by meditation at all. Sometimes we use the word to mean emptying out or letting go. Sometimes we mean relaxation. However, the point of meditation practice is actually to rediscover our hidden neurosis and our hidden sanity at the same time." ― Chögyam Trungpa

ABOUT OUR CENTER

Shambhala Meditation Center is a non-profit global organization with an open door policy. All are welcome to come and go as you wish. Meditation instruction is provided free of charge by our trained meditation instructors. Please visit us during our Public Sitting hours (Weds evenings, Friday mornings and Sunday mornings). See our website for more info! http://la.shambhala.org

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Westside Shambhala Center in Mar Vista: 3877A Grand View Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066. PLEASE NOTE: The Westside Center is situated behind 3871 Grandview. The entrance is through the alley between “Under the Sea” and “GreenCoast Hydroponics”, which is directly across the street from “STOCK Building Supply”.

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Established in 1971, the Shambhala Meditation Center of Los Angeles is part of a global community of meditation and retreat centers founded by Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and led by Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche.

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