YOGA ETIQUETTE – Important information for those attending the Studio


The Anti-Yoga Trilogy:  Why I Can’t Practice Yoga, in Three Lame Excuses, by Elyse Briggs
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Excuse #1
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Excuse #3

Random Acts of Kindness, by Elyse Brigs (Courtesy Vision Magazine, December 2011)


EXERCISE FOR SENIORS:  5 Simple Stretches to Get You Started. Stretch in Time is a fitness DVD demonstrating five simple exercises to promote a healthier spine through the aging process.
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Alex Film Society
The Alex Film Society presents, at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, programs of classic feature films, cartoons, newsreels and short subjects together with guest appearances by notable personalities. Their mission is to entertain and educate the audience while demonstrating to film owners that there is a market for classic films and the financial risks involved in film preservation are worthwhile.  The AFS goal is to present the best possible prints so patrons can enjoy films in the manner for which they were intended. At the same time the Society must pay the expenses associated with our programs and strengthen our ability to maintain and upgrade the film capabilities of the Alex.

Elyse BriggsElyse Briggs, NCTMB, CAMTC, RTT, LMT, CMT, ERYT200
Elyse Briggs, NCTMB, RYT is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Licensed Massage Therapist and a certified and nationally registered teacher of both massage and yoga therapies with a private practice in Glendale, CA, She holds certificates in Medical Technology, Massage Therapy, Elyse received her teaching credentials in Thai Massage from teacher, Chongkol Setthakorn, while studying at the Institute of Thai Massage. Over a 5-year period, she studied with several other Masters of this great work in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Elyse works in close association with M.D.’s, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists and Homeopaths and practices many bodywork modalities. Elyse is a faculty member of the Massage School of Santa Monica since 1996, The Hands On Healing Institute and the owner of Yoga At The Village in Glendale California. Both Western (Traditional Table Work) and Thai Massage are available Monday through Friday (occasional weekends) by appointment only. 818-241-1781

Garri Dance Studio
Since 1958, GARRI DANCE STUDIO has been dedicated to providing each of its students with a quality and enjoyable dance experience in a non-competitive environment. Over the past 45 years, we have remained committed to planting a seed from within, giving each student a love for the art of dance that can last a lifetime.Garri Dance Studio offers Dance Classes for All Ages 2 and Up including Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Hip Hop.

Grin-Go-Gan [grĭn-gō-gān] – verb
To smile broadly with amusement in a search for new ways of life that are more advanced, more  real, more sincere, full of joy, happiness, and charity. “When You Discover Where You Are
It Doesn’t Matter Where You’ve Been”
p; Grin-Go-Gan
Para sonreír anchamente con diversión en una búsqueda para nuevos estilos de vida que son mas avanzados,mas verdaderos, mas sinceros, repletos de alegrías, de  felicidad, y de caridad.  “Cuando Descubres Donde Estas.  No Importa Donde Estuviste”  Grin-Go-Gan.

Hands On Healing Institute
Hands on Healing Institute, a holistic massage therapy school based on the mind, body and spirit connection to facilitate healing. We are conveniently located in the beautiful foothills of Los Angeles and offer 3-massage therapy certification programs: CMT150, CMT250 & CMT500 and over 2,500 hours of continuing education.  Our Specialty Tracks offer 100+ hours in Energy Medicine & Healing Practices, Aromatherapy, Chair Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Myofascial Release.

Kendyl Young Realty
The latest on Real Estate in Glendale, California!  After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from UCLA, Kendyl started with Proctor & Gamble in the Food Products Division. She moved to M&M/Mars as a sales manager after being aggressively recruited by several companies. Eventually, however, Kendyl was lured by the excitement and challenge of the Real Estate Industry.

Kenneth Village
Established in 1923, Kenneth Village is a collection of shops, eateries and services on Kenneth Road in northwest Glendale with architecture dating back to the 1920s.  Although “the Village” still maintains much of its historic charm, you can now expect a rather eclectic selection of not-so-dated things to see, do and eat!   Stop by…we know we’ll have what you’re looking for!

lululemon athletica
Located in Glendale at the Americana at Brand, lululemon carries Yoga-inspired apparel for healthy living.  lululemon athletica makes technical clothing for yoga, dancing, running, and most other sweaty pursuits. Our original intent is to create components for people to live longer, healthier, more fun lives.  Founded in Vancouver BC in 1998, the first lululemon shared its retail space with a yoga studio. We have been growing ever since, and our yoga clothes and apparel are now available at over 80 stores across Canada, the United States, Australia and Japan.  Authentic to its West Coast roots, lululemon continues to focus on a healthy, balanced fun-filled way of life.

Stepping Stone Players
The Stepping Stone Players Theatre Company was formed to promote the arts in the Glendale, California community, utilizing local talent.

Sushi Joint
The absolute BEST SUSHI JOINT IN GLENDALE AND BURBANK AREA!  Pete and Katie treat you like family.  Sushi Joint is all about 3 things…Quality, Quailty and Quality. Sushi Joint is  located at 6320 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA 91201, (818) 548-0688,

Thai Healing Alliance
Thai Healing Alliance International (THAI) is a non-partisan network of professionals who study and practice nuad boran, also known as traditional Thai massage. THAI endorses students, Registered Thai Therapists, teachers and schools around the world that follow basic standards of study and practice of Thai healing arts. Lists of Registered Thai Therapists (RTT), approved Instructors, workshops, and general information are available on this website.

Yoga Alliance
Yoga At The Village is a registered yoga school with Yoga Alliance at the 200-500 hour level.

Yoga Finder
The largest yoga directory on the internet.

Yoga Vallarta
Our Mexican sister studio!!!  Yoga Vallarta is the  largest and most reputable yoga studio in Puerto Vallarta. The spacious third-floor studio is clean and air-conditioned offering men’s & women’s shower rooms. The studio has a beautiful downtown location just a few blocks from the beach . Classes are taught by a team of highly qualified bilingual teachers who are nurturing, friendly and committed to authentic teachings of yoga. Yoga Vallarta offers 25+ classes a week and we welcome all levels of ability from beginning students to the advanced. We have early a.m. yoga classes and p.m. classes, including weekends! Enjoy our invigorating Power Flow, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Yoga Basics, Gentle, Mat Pilates and Children’s group classes. Yoga Vallarta offers a fresh way for you to relax and cultivate balance in a comfortable, safe environment.