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An Open Letter to Friends, Students and Supporters of Inhale Venice

from Micheline Berry

Dear Friends…

Happy Solstice! Winter in my North American home; Summer in my South American home.

There is something about the Solstice that brings out the contemplative in me. Something about how, for a moment of time, the brightest day of the year in one part of our shared globe is simultaneously accompanied by it’s darkest night elsewhere. This time of the year always gives me a sense of having a momentary glimpse beyond the veil into the breathing universe of things; endings and new beginnings entwined in life’s embrace. What a year this has been! So much of everything…  beauty, birth, change, death, new beginnings, more change, resiliency, grief, resolution, trust, breakdowns and breakthroughs! It is in this spirit that I write you these words.
 
A month and a half ago it became apparent to me that INHALE VENICE, the Yoga, Art & Culture project I spearheaded last May, could no longer be housed at The Rose Room because of increasingly frequent class cancellations and maintenances issues caused by outsourced rentals. Our last class there was December 24th. We are forever grateful to Thomas Elliot and the whole team at The Rose Room for the transitional incubator they have provided us since last December when our studio of 15 years suddenly closed. We needed this time to, well, Inhale ;), regroup, dream, conjure and figure out what we wanted to do together as a collective moving forward. This past year gave us that very necessary time to build our project, make alliances and solidify our relationships.

On behalf of all of us at INHALE VENICE, we thank our students from the bottom of our hearts for your love, support, presence and encouragement, through thick and thin. Mad love, respect and gratitude to the many teachers, donors, support staff and artists who generously give their gifts, art, energy and resources to this yoga, art & culture project. It is an honor to collaborate with such a thoughtful, diverse, talented, intelligent and seasoned community of humans.

New Beginnings…

The response since first notifying our community a month ago has been nothing short of a mind-blowing, hope-arousing thump to the heart. From many loving messages of support, to several of you stepping forward with offers of investment into a new Venice space, to several offers of partnership. What is clear is that our INHALE VENICE collective is strong and committed to staying together through change and the many iterations of our collaboration. What is also clear is that our mission to create a community-driven Yoga, Art & Culture program that gives back hits home with many of you. Here is what has evolved.

After many conversations with our senior teachers and advisors, we are so excited to inform you that we’ve decided to partner with Santa Monica Yoga to provide a brick and mortar home for Inhale Venice weekly classes, workshops, trainings, cultural events and social outreach! We've accepted Bruce Bair’s generous offer to join the weekly schedule at his gorgeous, community-based yoga studio founded in 2001. Many of our senior Inhale Venice teachers including myself, Hala Khouri, Denise Kaufman and Tracee Stanley will immediately continue offering weekly classes, workshops and trainings there beginning the week of January 2nd as our permanent Santa Monica base. Other Inhale Venice senior teachers will also be joining our weekly schedule as well in March 2017, schedule permitting.

Additionally, Santa Monica Yoga is partnering with Inhale Venice to provide a brick and mortar home for our expanded offerings our workshops, trainings, art/culture series & social outreach programs with world-class visiting teachers and artists. We are honored to be joining the Santa Monica Yoga Family including local veteran teachers Julian Walker, Nancy Goodstein, Kyra Haglund, Steve Jones and many more!

Moving forward into 2017....

While nurturing our Sanmo home base at Santa Monica Yoga, Inhale Venice will also be focusing on...

1) Supporting the community where there is need, including local direct-action non-profits in the Los Angeles area by connecting financial resources vis-à-vis subsidized yoga & meditation classes offered by Off The Mat™ approved teachers as well as art workshops offered by local artists to pre-vetted organizations;
 
2) Supporting our core group of teachers and artists with website listings/links and newsletter announcement to their ongoing offerings: local classes, retreats, trainings, online offerings, and/or exhibitions; as well as offering teachers referrals to potential private clients and partnerships;
 
3) Supporting our students with online classes in partnership with Udaya Entertainment.

4) Lastly, in addition to our long-term commitment to growing our Santa Monica Yoga alliance, we are also in the development phase of a creating an INHALE VENICE cultural center in Venice proper. (More on that later as that evolves). However, the current Venice real estate market is most definitely a mitigating factor at the moment. But as Venice localvores and badass dreamers, we will keep our antennae alert for an affordable Venice space.

Again we thank each and every one of you for your love and support for this past year. It’s been quite a ride! We wish you a beautiful holiday and Happy New Year! Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or ideas.

Big Love & Mad Gratitude,

Micheline & All of Us Behind the Scenes at Inhale Venice

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2017 SCHEDULE

Effective week of January 2nd, INHALE VENICE's schedule of weekly classes, workshops,

teacher trainings, on-site social outreach and monthly concert/art series

will be housed at Santa Monica Yoga!

Santa Monica Yoga

1640 Ocean Park Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90405

310.396.4040

Parking: There is ample free parking on street, behind SMY and at the Moose Lodge nearby!!
Details on parking are at: santamonicayoga.com/parking

Intro Specials: $70 Unlimited Series for New Students to Santa Monica Yoga!

 

 

New Year Party!

( ( (  JANUARY 7th @ 7-10pm) ) )

with Live Music by DJ Drez, Marti Nikko, Joey Lugassy & Ensemble

Art by Robert Sturman & Others TBA

Come meet, greet and celebrate our two tribes coming together!!

All are welcome!

 

 

2017 Weekly Daily Classes Beginning Week of January 2nd, 2017

Denise Kaufman & Julie McGene: Yin Yoga, Monday 7-9pm

Hala Khouri: All Levels Flow, Monday 9-10:30am & Yoga For All Bodies, Friday 10:45am-12:15pm

Micheline Berry: All Levels Flow, Tuesday & Thursday 10:45am-12:15pm

Tracee Stanley: Para Yoga All Levels, Wednesday 7-8:30am

 

Beginning March 2017:

Ashley Turner: (weekly classes TBD)

Beate Scholz: (weekly classes TBD)

Cristi Christensen: (weekly classes TBD)

Grace Flowers: (weekly classes TBD)

Samantha Mehra: (weekly classes TBD)

 

2017 Inhale Venice Workshops & Teacher Trainings at Santa Monica Yoga

WINTER/SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE

 

Sun, January 15th 1-3pm: Grace Flowers / New Year’s Yoga: Celebration, Meditation & Intention

Earlybird Rate: $25 / Regular Rate: $30

 

January thru June/6 Weekends: Awakened Heart, Embodied Mind ~ Yoga Teacher Training
with Hala Khouri, Julian Walker & Jay Fields

Earlybird Rate: $2675 | Regular Rate: $2975

Materials Fee: $50

 

Sat, January 28th 3:45-5:45pm: Rhythm & Flow – Prana Vinyasa Movement Meditation
with Shiva Rea & Special Guest Gnawi Musician Fehd Benchemsi

Earlybird Rate: $35/   Regular Rate:  $45

 

Sat, Feb 4th 1-3pm: Ron Alexander / Mind, Mood and Happiness: Mini Mindfulness Retreat

Earlybird Rate: $35/  Regular Rate: $45

 

Fri, Feb 10th - Sun, Feb 12th: Trauma Informed Yoga - Personal, Interpersonal and Collective Healing.

Social Justice and Embodied Practice with Hala Khouri

$265 per session - if registering for both sessions
$275 by Feb 1; $300 after Feb 1

 

Sun, Feb 5th 1-4pm:  Andrea Emmerich / Introduction to Ayurveda

Earlybird Rate: $35/  Regular Rate: $45

 

Sat, January 28th 3:45-5:45pm: Rhythm & Flow – Prana Vinyasa Movement Meditation
with Shiva Rea & Special Guest Gnawi Musician Fehd Benchemsi

Earlybird Rate: $35/   Regular Rate:  $45

Sun, Feb 12th 2-4pm: Sianna Sherman & Masood Ali Khan / MUSE: A Valentine’s Live Music Yoga Journey

Earlybird Rate: $35/  Regular Rate: $45

 

Fri, May 26th– Sun, June 3rdModule 1

Fri, Sept 22nd – Sun, Oct 1stModule 2

200hr Liquid Asana™ Vinyasa Teacher Training with Micheline Berry & Guest Presenters

Full Training: Earlybird Rate: $2450 / Regular Rate: $2850

Single Module: $1475

Materials: $50

 

May 27th 1-3:30pm: Noah Maze / FUNdamentals of Vinyasa Flow Workshop

Earlybird Rate: $50/  Regular Rate: $55

 

Upcoming Workshops to be scheduled Spring/Summer/Fall 2017

Ashley Turner / Yoga & Psychology Workshop

Sherry Brourman / Yoga Therapeutics & Anatomy

Cristi Christensen / Master Yoga Classes & Special Events

Dearbhla Kelly / Yoga Philosophy & Master Workshops

Denise Kaufman / Yin Yoga Teacher Training

Grace Flowers / Master Classes & Workshops

Hala Khouri / OTM Benefit Master Class

Janet Stone / Master Classes/TT Immersion

Jo Tastula / Master Classes

La Mer / Waves Sound Bath

Lorin Roche & Camille Maureen / The Radiance Sutras

Nianna Bray / Master Classes

Robert Sturman / The Art of Yoga Photography

Samantha Mehra / Soul Motion Workshop

Seane Corn / OTM Benefit Master Class

Shiva Rea / Prana Vinyasa Master Classes

 

2017 Inhale Venice Social Outreach

Jan 4th – March 8th(10 Wednesdays)

Wed, 7:15-8:30pm: Dennis Lyons / (Y12SR) Yoga for Recovery

Free/By Donation

 

2017 Inhale Venice TASTE Concert Series

TASTE music . art . spoken word . community

With Master Musicians & Artists TBA ~ Curated by Micheline Berry

Saturday Nights:

Feb 11th 8-10pm

March 4th 8-10pm

April 1st 8-10pm

May 6th 8-10pm

June 3rd 8-10pm