International Day of Yoga!

June 21, which also happens to be the summer solstice, was declared International Day of Yoga by the United Nations back in 2014. This means free yoga for you!

Here are some resources that I came across to help you get your yoga on during the last two weeks of June.

  • Yoga Alliance offers some national and international ways to participate, including an event in Seattle where a ticket (not free but $30) gets you a Seattle Mariners baseball game, post game yoga session, and a Mariners yoga mat. Not bad!
  • Athleta sponsors the Solstice in Times Square yoga event, where thousands of yogis take advantage of yoga classes taught in Times Square all day on Monday June 20. Various class times and teachers are offered throughout the day with the first class at 5 am (ugh!) and the last one at 7:30 pm. Donations benefit nonprofits offering yoga to underserved communities.
  • Athleta is also offering free in-store yoga classes between June 18-21. They note giveaways and other activities. Click here to find to learn more and find a local class.
  • Specifically in SF, there will be an event on Saturday June 18 in Golden Gate Park. The event is free and offers classes, meditation, talks, and live music.



Black Friday Deals


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For years, I would wake up super early and head to the mall with my mom to take advantage of the Black Friday deals where I mostly bought stuff for myself.  Maybe it’s my old age but I can’t handle the crowds and lines anymore.  The whole waking up early part is not too appealing either.  Online shopping is the only way I shop on Black Friday if I do any shopping at all.  Here are some deals that I came across that might interest some of you.  I’ll continue to add more throughout the morning as I find them.

Manduka – 25% off site wide through 12/2

Athleta – 20% off site wide

Gap, specifically GapFit – 50% off everything

CEP Compression – 10% off and 40% off clearance

Beyond Yoga – 30% off with code CYBER13 through 12/2

Yogitoes – 25% off everything

DiscountMags – It’s the gift that keeps giving!  Lots of great deals on sports and health magazines

Extra Sale on Sale Items at Athleta

Happy Thursday all!

Got an email from Athleta that all their sale items are an extra 20% off through May 19.  They have a ton of stuff on sale and their sale prices are already pretty damn good.  I’ve picked up two yoga tops from there for around $25-$30 each.  For the most part, I’m pretty happy with the quality and the cuts of the tops, though there are some minor annoyances.  They absorb sweat well and dry quickly.  There is also enough support in the tops to prevent headlights.  The thing I like most about Athleta is that you can workout in your new gear, sweat in it, and if for some reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it (of course, review the fine details for any limitations).  Athleta is also part of the larger Gap, Inc. company and you can shop at Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, and Piperlime and put everything in one shopping bag.  Saves time and most importantly, shipping costs!

Use the code BRIGHT20 at checkout.