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Ganja Yoga Is the Cannabis-Fueled Workout of Dreams

It makes perfect sense to us that cannabis and yoga would work hand in hand—after all, what could be more relaxing than a little weed and a little downward dog?—but local yoga instructor Dee Dussault was actually the first person to bring the ancient combination to the United States. 

Sweat SF: Namaste With a View in Cardio-Tone's Rooftop Yoga Classes

Thanks to Daylight Savings, there's no excuse not to sneak in some exercise after work. Relish your savasana, tone your muscles, and find inner peace beneath the San Francisco skyline with Rooftop Yoga from Cardio-Tone.

Sweat SF: Boxing Meets Yoga in This 12-Round Class at Yoga Garden

Want to find inner peace and perfect your right hook at the same time? Yoga Garden combines boxing techniques with traditional and innovative yoga postures to improve athletic performance in 12 grueling rounds. All you have to do is get in the (figurative) ring. 

Shop Talk: Timbuk2's Femme Collection + Makers Market Opens at Westfield

If it's a fashionable way to spend, and happening in the Bay Area, we're talking about it on Shop Talk.

Weekend Guide: Power Yoga + Mouthwatering Brunches

Lace up your tennis shoes, because these must-do events will definitely help you pass your walking goal.

Bluegrass, Boarding, and Bubbly at Squaw Valley in Tahoe

Energize all parts of your body with these March events at Squaw Valley—all taking place on the same weekend. March 20-22 is a great time to come up to the lake and enjoy several new inches of snow in Squaw Valley. What's more, the resort, village, and slopes will feature a riding and yoga workshop, rivers of French bubbly, and the sounds of the Infamous Stringdusters and Sam Bush.

Five Star Spirituality: Yoga in the Sky at the Mandarin Oriental

For the first installment in our Five Star Spirituality series (brainchild of 7x7 culture editor Brock Keeling), we head to the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, which is the third tallest building in the city, making it a great place to view not just Fleet Week flybys and America’s Cup races (will we ever see those on our waters again?), but also to scan the windows of neighboring buildings for trysts (a pair of binocs in the room is practically a green light to practice voyeurism).

LA’s Best East-Side Yoga

Yoga in LA

Everyone knows about the stellar yoga to be had on the west side of Los Angeles—Vinnie Marino, Shiva Rea, and Bryan Kest draw A-list celebrities to the mat within a stone’s throw of the ocean. But the east side has its own quiet vinyasa scene going on. Here are the top spots to get flowing without hopping on the 10.

New Twists on Yoga

Dance, fly, and get out of the studio for a fresh take on one of the city's favorite pastimes.

Take it Outside

Practicing yoga en plein air is a huge change of pace from the confines of a pristine studio where cloying incense fills the room and wood floors provide a steady platform. In the urban landscape, you’ve got uneven ground and the weather to contend with, but you also have dramatic views to keep things interesting.

Wellness Amongst The Wilderness at Tahoe's Wellness Weekend, October 21-23

Tahoe is intrinsically relaxing: mountain air, lake views, mellow townies, and countless activities to satiate an athletic appetite. Whether an avid skier or river floater, most people leave Tahoe with an overall feeling of greatness. Tahoe is also an ideal retreat for gaining wellness while lapping in luxury. The 4th annual Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino offers an all-inclusive two days packed with fitness and healthy living classes and seminars at an alpine oasis.

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