(soy)beam me up (or how to light up the new decade)

with only a few hours left to the decade (yes, i think that makes us all feel a wee-bit older), it is a time to reflect on the past & make resolutions of what you hope to aspire to be/do in the coming year. true, it can seem overwhelming, so start simple, light a candle & take a few quiet moments to yourself.

ecocitizen, although usually quite spendy, does have a sale section. check out the soybeam candles for $24 (regularly $48) for some aromatherapy in a recycled glass bottle that will double as a drinking glass when you are finished burning the eco-friendly soy wax.


yoga for staying sane in nyc this week

we are half way there - through the height of the holiday season that is. here are some ways to help you stay sane in nyc (& to check out a new place to read more yoga finds by yours truly):
how are you starting the new decade?


master meditation - teacher training for $21

still seeking to find my own path to meditation, i was excited to stumble upon anmolmehta.com a site dedicated to the mastery of mediation & yoga!

the site has a ton of freebies including e-books, classes & videos as well as a downloadable teacher training program that starts at $21 (depending on how much you can afford to pay according to your piggybank).

the yogadeal: there are so many freebies you just have to check out the entire site!


merry bliss-mas for 20% less

beebliss, the new hub for yoga inspired wear, has warmly welcomed yogadeals with our very own discount code!!!!!

check out the devi activewear (exclusive to beebliss in north america!) for some unique options to add to your asana apparel.

the yogadeal: now through december 31st, enjoy 20% off your order simply by entering yogadeal20 at checkout (pluse free shipping with code BlissShip)!


yoga, it's what's for lunch in nyc

join laughing lotus for any noontime class this week & your friend gets to go for FREE. you could even use it as a gifting opportunity (read: tell your friend you are treating him/her to a class) without any decrease in your holiday piggybank. also, on thursday, the noon class will have a stevie wonder soundtrack hosted by ali. (the friend must be new to LL.)

the yogadeal: free lunch (yoga) for a friend!


(post) party pants for $20

whether it's detoxing before or after hitting the holiday party circuit, check out these super comfy cropped pants that have a folded top which is great for asana flow or for some couch svasana (read: vegging).

try the garnet color to be festive even on your yoga mat.

the yogadeal: choose from 4 color options - you could practically get all 4 for the original price ($68). enjoy the $19.99 sale!


purely free yoga (free 3-day pass)

tuesday, december 15th, marks the start date of a second, swank pure yoga location. pure yoga comes to mahhattan's upper west side at 204 west 77th street at amsterdam avenue. the monthly membership may seem like a hard lump to swallow, so try it out before you knock it (my motto towards trying new things) with a FREE 3-day pass!

the yogadeal: email yogadeals@gmail.com for a pdf version of the pass to print & present for 3 days of free classes (they also have super clean locker rooms with tons of showers and a steam room)!

pretty tee for $10

a new fave site for t-shirts, including those yoga-inspired as well as a variety of organic fiber options too, is soul-flower.com.

this 'namaste!' tee is on sale for $10, check out their sale section for more.


yoga deals 2009 gifting guide

welcome to the first annual yoga deals gifting guide... because it's the thought that counts, so don't break your piggy bank during the 2009 holiday season. (also be sure to check out more finds on yogadork!)

asana apparel
bent on learning tank beater designed by kenny scharf - perfect for the hot yoga or for layering, each tank provides 3 yoga classes for children in nyc schools ($25)

limb warmers
- keep the heat when during your yoga warm up (or when traveling to & from class) with sockdreams.com ($8-$18 )

itty bitty yoga clothes - india-inspired organic baby gear ($8-$42)

budget bling

lightweight earrings - crafted by ashleigh woods, an indie designer, who uses beads she finds on her travels ($24-$40)

meditative marvels
shakti mat - take focus to the next level with a meditation mat with mini massagers built in to trigger pressure (or torture..) points ($59)

you are here - thicht nhat khan guide to discovering the present moment ($14)

local love
yoga passbook - more than 300 free classes for 2010 at local studios in some major cities ($75)

yoga for a year - check out local studios, they usually have an annual option for unlimited yoga, usually at a discounted rate! (nyc: the kula yoga project in nyc is $1680/year)

diy kits

kombucha brooklyn
the yogi's equivalent to a home beer brew system, but cooler because it's from brooklyn, home of the hipsters ($25)

sugaring kit
- not only because of a personal love of shobha, but because it works (& who wants to be hairy on the mat?)... home hair removal has never been so sweet ($30)

stocking stuffers

therapeutic eye pillow - lavender & chamomile in the comfort of a pillow to melt away stress ($7)

organic cleansing mat spray - a subtle way of letting your buddies know it's time for some mat maintenance ($5)

shambhala sun
- subscribe to be a beautiful buddha ($19)


mid-week yoga break (for free)

with another year over in less than a month (eek!) occupational responsibilities can sometimes leave you feeling chained to your desk while you feel your funds constricting from holiday shopping.

getting anxious?

release your shoulders (you know they just jumped up to your earlobes)

take a deep breathe in
visit kripalu.org
download a free mp3 yoga break

there, do you feel better?

gifting - stay tuned

as you enter the shopping season - don't gift by obligation, but from the heart. your generosity & thoughtfulness, not your bank account will help spirits shine.

be on the lookout for a variety gifting ideas that are sure to include some great deals!

please share your ideas in the comments section today - hurry time is of the essence!