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Holiday Gift Guide – #ODDgifting – Shop Small

Holiday Gift Guide time! It’s that time of year again! (HOW!?) Share the gifts you get here with #ODDgifting!

It’s becoming increasingly more important to place your money where your heart lies. Supporting a small business is supporting a dream. Every single item in our retail is hand picked and thought through.

SHOP THE CLASSES FIRST

yea yea our store is dope, but make sure to stock up on classes and get on the mat to hang out.

$11 a class! 11 classes for $121

Snag 6 months of Unlimited Yoga for $525

our holiday gift guide recommendations –

We are extending the post-thanksgiving holiday shopping specials all the way until “Cyber Monday!” Buy any 2 items over $15 and get 30% OFF!

 Offer a message with your gift!

Whether it’s one of the many shirts with sayings or a non-clothing item – take your time to read what things say. Yoga is all about how things make you feel… and sometimes we need to feel like a mermaid.

 

 

 

You don’t need to do yoga to be a warrior

You don’t have to be a yogi to enjoy #ODDgifting. Be a #SpiritualGangster warrior, wear sparkly #FreePeople socks and show that ODD love with our custom pins! If you are a hippie like us, you’ll love the oracle candles on the right. All charged by a new moon or a full moon with crystals in the candle! YAS YAS.

 

 

Support, and real talk…

When was the last time you grabbed a new yoga bra? We’ve got a gift card promo going on where you get 20% off of a clothing item with the purchase of a gift card for a friend of $50 or more. Consider giving yourself some good clean support this holiday season. #SelfCare, y’all.

 

 

One size fits all!

With a lifetime guarantee on the Manduka Pro and Pro-lite it’s like a challenge to have it run over by children, stored hard under a couch, left in a car, and taken outside. Oh, and the yoga block? GREAT gift if you’re supporting a home practice for somebody in your life. Show them how to lay over them and enjoy. Catch that full store special until 11/26! We NEVER have sales on these gems and they are 30% off when you purchase 2 or more items!

 

 

 

Voted #1 most favorite Pants

If you haven’t noticed the worlds softest fabric – take the time to touch and compare the Space-Dye from Beyond Yoga. These pants are nearly the One Down Dog uniform. We’re in love with Beyond Yoga because it is a wonderful, body positive, woman owned company based out of LA.

 

 

 

Stocking Stuffers!

Go unique for your Secret Santa stylings this year. Liza’s sister makes the eye pillows (bring them to restore, great for headaches too!), our breathwork teacher Michelle wrote a book! Stark Frontier is a local Silverlake spot worth supporting and dang their stuff smells great! Handmade candles from teacher Ellina that are FULL of intention and some magic. From healthy skin products to mindful messages all of this stuff is a great gift for a work friend, a white elephant exchange, or some unique stocking stuffers.

 

 

The details are huge!

Small gifts hit big spots in a wardrobe and look. PLUS it’s a simple gift without and sizing thoughts. You should probably pick yourself up some ODD pins and a Patrick necklace while you’re at it.

OUtfit yo’self

With all this talk of gifting don’t forget you’re a damn gift too! Treat yo’self to golden glittery goodness, these reversible pants and top baggy comfy pull over, pinky perfect gifts for your girls, and Christmas colored stylings completely from Manduka. Whether it’s a gift or a grab for yourself remember that when you support a small business, you support a dream!!

 

Yoga Teacher Training – Continuing Education in East LA

July is a month of yoga teacher training continuing education at One Down Dog. Open to any yoga teachers or teachers in training we have a range of opportunities for you to remain a student. Learn and work alongside fellow teachers to grow your practice and what you have to offer your students.

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July 13th 1:45 – 3:15
This workshop is for yoga teachers and teachers in training.
Awaken your intuitive “seeing” skills in order to strengthen your ability in giving hands-on assists while teaching and working with private clients.
This workshop will cover theory, demonstration, and training of safe and effective hands-on yoga assists
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  • “Seeing” skills training: “seeing” blockages and brightness in bodies.
  • Hands-on assisting theory and injury Q&A
  • Guidance and coaching in assisting with partners
  • Working with injuries and clearing pain

 

 

 

 

 

only 20 spaces available onedowndog.com/workshops

 

Restorative Yoga Teacher Training – Level 1

This is Sam’s second visit with this training. Take level 1 now, she will be back for level 2 again within the next year! Check out the first group of ODDfam that attended.IMG_2708.JPG

She will also be offering  a 2 hour Restorative class open to the public and the students who attended the workshop. It will be delicious!

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Restorative Yoga is a healing practice that brings the body, mind, and nervous system into balance. Learn to teach Restorative Yoga, guided by Samantha Akers (formerly Joseph) (E-RYT 500) (C-IAYT), creator of the TheraYoga Method. Sam is passionate about the immensely powerful practice of Restorative Yoga, since it has been a major part of her own journey to health. These trainings are for teachers & students who are looking to deepen their knowledge of Restorative Yoga!Teachers receive a certificate of completion once all homework and assisting is completed.Level 1 of this training covers the main poses of Restorative Yoga, how to adapt them for a variety of students, how to use props, how to design a satisfying class, and more. Special attention is given to therapeutic applications of Restorative Yoga, and how the practice can benefit people with special needs, or simply relieve stress. The training also includes discussion of the three Ayurvedic Doshas (Vata, Pitta, and Kapha) and how to build a Restorative and breath practice to best suit the needs of all three. You will also learn the basics of a mindful awareness practice to aid those with anxiety and trauma disorders, helping to keep students feeling more grounded, clear and balanced during their experience of Restorative Yoga and beyond. Students will receive a manual and a reading list.

These trainings are designed to prepare current yoga teachers to teach Restorative classes in studios and other environments. These weekends are also open to students simply wanting to deepen their knowledge, and for those in allied professions (massage therapists, those in the mental health care field, etc.) as a vital part of their practice with clients.

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The goal is ‘happy kitty face’ here.

COST:
$400 prior to July 1st
$450 after

DATES & TIME:
Friday July 14th 5-8pm
Saturday July 15th 9-5pm 
Sunday July 16th 10-5:30pm 

Samantha is currently under the private direction of her teacher George Haas as well as being a student in his 11 month program, A Meaningful Life. She completed Community Trauma Resiliency training, through the Trauma Resource Institute, in August of 2014. Her Restorative practice has been influenced by her teachers Judith Lasater and Leeann Carey. – Learn more about Sam in her bio under the workshop.

 

 

Hands-On Savasana Adjustments

7/25 + 2-3:30pm

Hands-On Savasana Adjustments.jpgDid you know we had a massage therapist at One Down Dog? Did you know she’s a yoga teacher!?

Want to give your students that little extra love in Savasana? Need a refresher course or brand new on feeling comfortable palpating and moving areas of the body? Then this workshop is for you! We will…+ Review basic structural anatomy
Where to apply pressure, where not to…+ Simple massage therapy techniques
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+ Carefree joint mobilizations

Traction and movement to areas of the body without
assistance from student

+ Savasana Sequence
Learn a quick sequence outline that allows you to add your own flavor throughout

COST: $40

 

Kids Yoga – One Down Dog – Yoga for Your Little Ohm-ie

Starting an early yoga practice with your kid benefits them holistically and gives them the tools they need, within themselves, to thrive in a busy world. Grown-ups have all sorts of priorities and concerns on their plate, and kids do too! Kids live in a world where technology is at their fingertips, knowledge and information are accessible, and all sorts of messages are easily exposed to them. This overstimulation can be very distracting and can make it difficult for them to focus on a single task at hand, let alone all the things that are expected of them on the academic and social levels. With just a few moments of yoga and consistent practice, your little ones will develop healthy bodies, fuller breaths, brains geared up for learning, and the values that contribute to a happy life with their buddies!

Body

Kids yoga integrates their whole, entire body…from the crown of their head all the way down to their tippy toes!

  1. In asana, the physical practice of yoga, the use of simple yoga poses with kids helps with their balance, coordination, core strength, and flexibility.
  2. Kids develop better body awareness when they learn postures or play yoga games by identifying what body parts to stretch, bend, twist, lower, or lift.
  3. When practicing poses on both sides of their body, the right and the left side, yoga contributes to their overall motor development.
  4. By practicing how to sit and stand “tall” in yoga, kids can develop good posture.
  5. Yoga relaxes the body and prepares it for a good night’s sleep.
  6. In kids meditation, sitting in quiet for a few moments enables them to pay mindful attention to the workings of their other senses.
  7. When they feel good moving in their body, they can do more with their body! More sports, more dancing, more fun outdoor activities! A healthy body image and body appreciation can stem from a healthy yoga practice with your little one!
Breath

Practicing some breathwork or pranayama with your kids sets the tone for the class and helps them settle into the present, into the NOW.

  1. Depending on your kids’ moods, the right kind of breath will either calm and relax, or energize them!
  2. Simple breathing exercises prepare them for meditation.
  3. Taking a few moments to pay attention to their breath is a great way to stimulate their concentration, especially when they are doing challenging poses like balances or holding postures for a longer amount of time.
  4. A healthy breath means better circulation and more oxygen for the body!
Brain

Kids are constantly learning new things, and yoga helps with learning!

  1. Through mindful movements and focus, yoga can de-clutter your kids’ very busy brains, therefore increasing their attention span and improving comprehension.
  2. Yoga helps them retain information and improves their memory by learning postures through songs, yoga stories and yoga activities.
  3. By developing their motor skills on both sides of the body, yoga utilizes both sides of your kids’ brains as well!
  4. Kids yoga is all about using the imagination to create movement and shapes with the body. By practicing yoga, kids will widen the scope of their creativity and might even come up with creative ideas of their own!
Buddies

Yoga is also about relationships and how we connect with others. The values learned while practicing yoga teaches our little Ohm-ies beautiful things about themselves, other living beings, and how to live in this world together.

  1. Yoga games in class instill a sense of teamwork and camaraderie among your little one and his fellow students.
  2. The process of learning and practicing a yoga pose helps kids become more compassionate and helpful towards other kids who are also trying their best. There is never any competition in yoga…just a safe space where kids can practice, do their best, laugh it off, and try again!
  3. Being in a room with other kids of all sorts of personalities can improve their social and communication skills.
  4. Kids are allowed to feel what they feel, and mindful practice helps them acknowledge their emotions and puts them in a healthy place to deal with certain things in their own peaceful way.
  5. Yoga helps kids to embrace their uniqueness and unique skills, therefore instilling a sense of respect in our kids; respect for themselves, respect for other people, and respect for their surroundings.

 

Yoga fills you up with life, light, peace, and joy…and all of that spreads quickly as you share your yoga gifts with your little ones! Kids yoga benefits the grown-ups, too! Take some moments to simply have fun, be silly, color outside of the lines, play make-believe, be spontaneous, and let your inner kid shine!  Wouldn’t the world be an even more beautiful place if we all learned how to play nice? 🙂

#ODDgifting: Yoga Gift Giving Guide

The get is in the give

It’s hard to come up with unique gifts that align with what somebody wants and what you want for them. Shopping at your ODD-est little yoga home can lead the way to a sweet simple gift that says “hey! I thought lots about you!” To help you find that perfect gift for you, or a friend, we came up with our #ODDgifting guide.

Classes –

When you get a gift card of $50 or more for a friend, we’ll give you 20% off a retail purchase (the discount must be used by Dec 31st 2016) that you can use to grab goodies for yourself, or more for your friends.

Gifts for ANYONE –

These #gifts are great for anyone, even those that  don’t practice yoga. We only stock things we LOVE – things that have a story or a personal association involved. We want you to be able to give something that you feel good about.
@dogtailsshop – one of our friends!
@yourjoyologist – badass boss mama
@the_wild_unknown – has personally been to this studio to chat with you all. One of the best new decks.
@starkwaxingstudio – you already know you love these #LAlocals
@krisnations – based in SF. super cute pieces.
@sweetsimplevegan bag – she’s a student here!
@yogatuneup – literally the gift we all give.
@spiritualgangster phone case – because, duh.
@mightybananasaurusrex eye pillows – this is Liza’s sister who makes them.

 

We love these brands –

Keeping with the caring – we pick brands we love and wear ourselves. Featured here is #SpiritualGangster. They represent that active lifestyle with a lot of extra gratitude thrown in. It’s not always about the leggings when it’s about that #YogaLife. Some of the softest fabric is found in these Spiritual Gangster shirts!

Give the gift of yoga –

These #yogaprops make for AMAZING gifts for yogis no matter where they practice. Manduka yoga is a go to brand for us. Their Pro-lite is what we use for rental mats because they last a lifetime. These blocks, straps, and sweat activated towels are great stocking stuffers. And the Eko Mat is Eco friendly AND super duper grippy. REMEMBER – if you’re buying gifts for somebody who practices at #OneDownDog you can grab a $50 giftcard for classes and get 20% off retail to grab one of these extra goodies.

Small gifts are big –

Size does not meet all requirements in gifts. These little goodies make for stunning, thoughtful, and sometimes silly gifts. Small things can certainly make a big statement.

#SugarBean earrings and “Fuck” necklace – these also come in rose gold.

#Hanna.Handmade bracelet and rings – we love love love her stuff and her!

#YourJoyologist affirmation card – we have a whole deck for you.

#GoodJuJu roll on essential oils – a blend for everyone and they have candles!

Go with a theme –

We have enough styles, colors, and favorite brands that we could HAPPILY help you put together a bundle of goodies. We went a little nuts on the red and green here with the season. Let’s use this photo to introduce your to One Down Dog’s FAVORITE PRODUCT…

BEYOND YOGA SPACE DYE – Those green pants are made out of the BEST material ever. Soft, super stretchy, and tons of colors and styles in stock. It’s a must have fabric for #YogaPants for any yogi. We LOVE #BeyondYoga because they make the greatest fits in the yoga game, it’s a female owned company made in Los Angeles and they make clothes for every woman. Their image is what we support – we stock XS-XL in their clothes and if you surf their social sites you’ll see really normal awesome babes that aren’t overly made up, doing crazy poses… it’s just people doing yoga in pants that fit great. Cool.

New Year, New Joy’s –

The New Year is around the corner too! Even your friends who aren’t celebrating Christmas might want some of these goodies to get the year going with activity, comfort, and gratitude. First off –

YES those #BeyondYoga pants are shiny and you CAN wear that entire top and bottoms and mala outfit to your New Years Eve party.

We wont quit telling you to grab Your Joyologist notebooks, because they are great.

Grab a YogaRX mug, we have a ton of phrases.

Oh, and those Shop Knotty hair ties are great for gals that always have a hairband on their wrist.

Still need some gift ideas? Find us on Instagram or come into the store and chat. We have ideas, sale rack, gift cards that come with 20% off, and so much more!