A yoga retreat, or what we like to call – a yoga adventure – is an opportunity to connect with all of the limbs of yoga. One Down Dog was created for the community, caring, and conversation that is yoga every damn day. An adventure with like minded new friends, good food, conscious daily practices, and an opportunity to connect is what excites us most.
So. Are you down?
photo by Jessica Bose
WHat is on the way? Mexico and Montana
Alberta / Banff – Canada
with Laura Jenkins and Katherine Bradshaw
Hygee – a restorative Winter escape from the city
Joshua Tree – California –
with Jessica and Molly
Get Free In J-Tree with a Yoga and Rock Climbing Adventure
Nuevo Vallarta – Mexico
with Katherine Bradshaw, Laura Jenkins, and Michaela Maxwell
Back To Sadhana with daily practice and a homey’ stay!
Photos and Testimonial by Jessica Bose
“I was pretty new to One Down Dog when I heard the announcement for a yoga retreat to Mexico. At the time, I was really itching to travel outside the country, but couldn’t find anyone to plan a trip with me. This retreat was the perfect opportunity for me to not only book a plane ticket, but to go on a trip to a beautiful place where I could meet new, likeminded people and practice yoga every day. Don’t get me wrong, I was very nervous when my plane took off from LAX but soon after arriving, I felt comfort in my surroundings thanks to the support of the teachers, my new friends, and the super-nourishing Ayurvedic meals. The experience was beyond amazing and I learned so much about how to care for myself. I left Back to Sadhana feeling calm, refreshed, and ready to take on the challenges waiting for me back at home. ” – Jessica Bose – Baker | Food Writer
First Yoga Adventure
4 Years ago Found(h)er Jessica Rosen had our first #ODDfam Yoga Adventure to Idyllwild. Some real #OGODD vibes in here. Photos by Sarit Photography.
#ODDbeats – Yoni Berk’s Spotify Playlist – Influences from 90’s to – ’08.
Being a well playlisted yoga studio brings us pride. But we don’t make those playlists. TEACHERS DO!
Yoni teaches Monday and Tuesday nights in Silverlake. He’s a pretty classic teacher, with O.D.D. on brand bad jokes, and AMAZINGLY DIVERSE PLAYLISTS!
Take a listen and check us out on Spotify –
#ODDlight Feature: Ayurvedic Clinician Eleni Tsikrikas
Every month One Down Dog finds an #ODDlight feature for you all to learn about. Meet Eleni Tsikrikas – your local Ayurvedic Clinician who teaches our teachers, consults us privately, and opens the doors to self care in the form of yoga’s sister science. The natural medicine of Ayurveda.
Intro to Ayurveda and making teas starts October 20th & 27th!
Part 2: November 3rd & 10th
Hometown: Los Angeles and Sydney Australia
Favorite color: Blue
What’s your sign?: Pisces
Most embarrassing moment?
Recently I was in Athens, Greece, feeling very relaxed and happy. Went to dinner with my husband as usual we ordered too much food, so we took the rest in a doggy bag. On the way home, we decided to give the food away. I approached a man I thought was homeless and offered him the food. The man became angry and told me he was not homeless and how dare I assume…….. I was sooooo embarrassed and felt so stupid and ……………..remembered an old saying…….Never assume, it makes an ass out of you and me
Most empowering moment? When I finally got it that life doesnt happen to me, its an inside job……“life emanates from me”
Fun Fact most wouldn’t know about you?
I love to knit and do needle point
Fun Fact most wouldn’t know about you?
I love reading other worldly books. Outlander, Harry Potter series
Fun Fact most wouldn’t know about you?
Love to laugh, right now rewatching “Will and Grace” series
Share a story or anecdote with us – something magical, changing, funny, or adventurous. Something that you love to tell.
I had the most magical experience last Month in Greece. I was in a small town of Koroni, sight seeing with some friends. I lost my purse ( with cash, credit cards, drivers license and green card) yikes!!!! Reported it to the local police, looked around, cancelled my credit cards, called the embassy……it was a mess
and it meant that we had to cut the holiday short and get to the US Embassy in Athens to sort me out for reentry into the US.
A few hours later, I was sipping tea on our balcony going through my emails. I received a message from Chris, a Greek man, living in New York, whose Mom lived in Koroni ( the town I lost my wallet. She found my purse on the steps of her store, when he happened to call her from the US. You still with me.
He asked her to go through my wallet, he got my name, found me on line, emailed me in Greece…. I called him in New York, he told me his mum had my wallet at her store in Koroni. I drove back to the town, found his mom and my wallet with everything intact. One of the best experiences Ive had
When you aren’t at the studio where can you be found (favorite past time)?
At my home/studio in Silverlake
How do you define yoga?
The road towards personal transformation
Why do you teach?
Because I want to share this transformational teachings
What brought you to become an instructor?
Curiosity and personal development
What is your favorite song to play in class?
I love Cafe Del Mar Dreams series
What is your favorite pose or flow? Why?
My own practice
Memorable yoga moment?
When I quit smoking cigarettes 15 years ago. I learnt from studying the yoga sutras, that the mind is a habit making machine. I took responsibility for my actions, changed my habit, practiced it consistently and consciously until it wasn’t a problem. Very freeing for me.
How did you first hear about One Down Dog?
I met Jessica in a class
What is your favorite yogi prop or piece to wear or use? (favorite mala etc)
What special causes or non-profits do you hold dear to your heart?
#ODDbingo is back, bishes!
Are you down, or are you down?!
Sign up in studio and let’s get down together! Prep your month:
1. Sign up in studio to get your bingo card.
a. Unlimited autopay members: FREE!
b. Not unlimited? grab 30 days of unlimited yoga at a discounted rate of $100
2. Put your name on your card and post it at the studio to track your progress.
3. Squares MUST be marked by an ODD staff member.
4. 1 class/event per square – cannot use the same class/event for more than 1 square.
5. No more than 10 classes per week will be counted.
6. To win GRAND PRIZE: BLACKOUT! All those that complete the full board will get an ODD goodie bag AND be entered into a raffle to win the grand prize: 3 months of unlimited yoga + an extra special ODD prize! (over $500 value).
7. To claim a win you must give your board to front desk staff and post to social media a pic of your board with #ODDbingo #winning and tag us.
8. Cards must be turned in to the desk by April 1st in order to claim prizes. Will contact winners within a week.
#ODDlight Yoga Teacher Feature: Katherine Bradshaw
Each month we bring a teacher into the #ODDlight and illuminate their interests, practices, and who they are. There is a real person behind those teachers and it’s their knowledge filtered through their own experiences that make them that person that pulls you into class.
Name: Katherine Bradshaw
Nick Name: Kate (but only allowed by my mother) (Look at these great family photos – Mom and brothers!)
Hometown: Redondo beach, CA
Favorite Place: Hawthorne Valley farm in Ghent, NY – a tiny biodynamic farm where I have led retreats. I even walked a sheep once! On a leash!
Favorite color: crimson
What’s your sign? Gemini
Most embarrassing moment? N/a
Most empowering moment? Moving from NY to LA solo
Fun Fact most wouldn’t know about you? I’m left handed
Fun Fact most wouldn’t know about you? I’m learning to teach yoga in español – pronto!
Fun Fact most wouldn’t know about you? I try face my terrible fear of heights. just looking at someone sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon puts a wave through my whole body. So, At least a few times a year I make a pointed effort to do something extremely high up and semi-dangerous whether it bungee jumping, walking across a slack bridge, or parasailing. Pretty soon I will one day work up the nerve to skydive. Maybe. Yes. Definitely maybe I want to.
When you aren’t at the studio where can you be found (favorite past time)? At the Hollywood Farmers Market
How do you define yoga? Yoga is the healing process of calling the chatter in the mind.
Why do you teach? I teach because I believe in the Effects. Yoga is a healing modality. Mindful movement and breath lets the spirit take off stagnant layers of energy.
What brought you to become an instructor? I was 17 and I knew this was my passion and I wanted to share it in a bigger way.
What is your favorite song to play in class? Any other name by Thomas Newman
What is your favorite pose or flow? Why? I really enjoy Surya namaskar C in truth. Slow and delicious – perfect for invigorating or winding down.
Memorable yoga moment? Striking my first hand stand in the middle of class is the feeling of Sweet victory.
What is your favorite yogi prop or piece to wear or use? (favorite mala etc) I like to have a cushy bolster beNeath my spine during final resting pose. And! And eye pillow! I never take savasana without one!
What special causes or non-profits do you hold dear to your heart? (We will want to be more non-profits and would love to do so on your behalf) uprising yoga is an organization that helps teach teens in central juvenile hall downtown. I also teach in men’s central jail downtown with an organization called present yoga and meditation.
Are there any links, @names, and #hashtags you would you like us to use in promoting you and your happenings?