How to Wake up with a Bliss Hangover

Portrait of beautiful smiling woman on bed at bedroomHas the long standing Friday Night tradition of going to a crowded bar to drink cocktails been replaced with cold-pressed juice and coconut water at your local yoga studio? With already 10 sold out events this season throughout the U.S., the popularity of Friday Night Yoga Club may be a sign that times are changing.

On a mission to celebrate community, Friday Night Yoga Club (a.k.a. FNYC) was created four years ago to gather local yoga communities in Denver and Boulder around the most innovative and inspiring yoga instructors.  Now, with expansion into five new cities this year, FNYC is now one of the fastest growing “yoga parties” in the U.S. now in Boston, Boulder, Denver, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Nashville, and San Diego.

These music-fueled events featuring world-renowned DJ’s, musicians and emerging local artists, are proving to offer a perfect night out for a 75-minute yoga flow, healthy eating and mingling with your local conscious-minded community to the soundtrack of live music.

1622683_719721768061945_1228480412_nFriday Night Yoga Club has been called “The hottest wintertime yoga party in Colorado,” (Westword), “The best party in Los Angeles,” (Ryland Adams). Could this be true? You’ll just have to go see for yourself, and my guess is you will not only agree, but be pretty happy with yourself in the morning when you wake up with nothing more than a bliss hangover. Namaste friends!

Find out where to get your bliss on at 10% of ticket sales benefit local & national causes.

Photo courtesy of Rachael Thompson Photography

One of the Fastest Growing “Yoga Parties” in the U.S. Comes to San Diego

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Friday Night Yoga Club brings it’s music fueled, nighttime yoga party series to San Diego, California this winter to the area’s favorite yoga studios including, Chula Vista Yoga Centeryoga80Bindu Yoga StudioThe Yoga YardSoulshine Yoga, Spirit Yoga, and Yoga Six.

On a mission to celebrate community, Friday Night Yoga Club gathers the San Diego yoga community on select Friday nights around the most innovative and inspiring yoga instructors such as Lauren Duke, Reegan Lessie, Lora Heiner, Aminy Johnson, Shawna Schenk and Helen Cloots guiding you through a 75-minute flow to a live soundtrack provided by your favorite DJ’s or live musicians including DJ HyFi, DJ Golden Love, Gina Cat, DJ Jano Galindo, John Bonner and Graham Hadidian.

Born from one event in Denver, Colorado just three years ago as an alternative way for the rapidly growing conscious community to spend their Friday night, Friday Night Yoga Club is now one of the fastest growing “yoga parties” in the U.S. with events now in seven cities (Los Angeles,DenverBoulderMilwaukeeBostonNashville, & San Diego) offering a perfect night out for yoga, healthy eating and mingling with conscious-minded community to the soundtrack of live music.

The San Diego Friday Night Yoga Club seven part series began on December 20th and runs through April 11, 2014. Tickets are $25 in advance or you can purchase a Date Night 2-Pack for $40 (save $10). To purchase tickets and for the complete schedule, please visit 10% of net profits from ticket sales are donated local San Diego causes. To get involved: Email

2014 Friday Night Yoga Club San Diego Schedule


Music your soul will love: Yogi Tunes

I just heard this saying the other day… “you’re only as young as the new things you do”. I also believe you can add, “…the new things you listen to.”

The new part of yourself that is touched when you hear a new song can be a powerful reminder that there is so much out there to discover, bringing a sense of youthfulness and love for this life.

Yogi Tunes, headed up by Alex King-Harris (a.k.a. musician extraordinaire: you can read my interview with him on elephant journal), motivated by a mission to provide their community with access to the healing powers of music, continues to be the go-to resource for music to feed this very place in your soul I am talking about.

Screen Shot 2013-10-19 at 2.26.39 PMMy favorite part about Yogi Tunes is that if you sign up for a membership, you receive new weekly music mixes, curated by some of the world’s top DJ’s… perfect for music lovers, yoga teachers/practitioners and those of us that like to treat ourselves to that little burst of life that comes when we hear and connect to new music.

I invite you to check out their new improved website (just launched this weekend) that offers:

  • New membership app with personal mix area where all your mixes are stored for easy access
  • Faster downloads & navigation
  • Tons of great new releases

Here are a few of my favorite mixes & albums: 

Happy connecting friends.

About Yogi Tunes: Where the sonic mastery of DJ culture meets the illuminated sensibilities of the yoga lifestyle. Yogi Tunes is an online music site dedicated to delivering a hand-picked catalog of music for relaxation, mediation, yoga, spas and other wellness environments and activities. We offer lots of free yoga music downloads, as well as monthly subscription music plans that deliver DJ-Mixed yoga playlists right to your inbox for a very low recurring fee. Unlike other music websites, ours is built by professional musicians who themselves are pioneers in creating and selecting music for wellness. Our goal is to be an effective curation and content filtering music service for people who need access to the right music at the right time for their positive lifestyle practices. Yogi Tunes is the National Music Partner of Yoga Rocks the / Facebook

This and my headphones = heaven.


What I was listening to (and have been since last Wednesday)…

a1466701856_2Download ‘Lovin’ Yourself’ now for free thru 9/3 as part of White Swan Records Free Music Wednesday in partnership with Yoga Rocks the Park. Saturated with harmonies and hip-hop beats, reggae bubbles and jazz horns, this set of intoxicating melodies is full of inspiration and uplift. “Lovin’ Yourself” states Avasa & Matty’s message of love simply and eloquently: “The love in you brings out the love in me. I wanna thank you for who you choose to be.” enjoy.


Pure magic in the park.


Feeling so incredibly grateful to be part of this amazing beautiful community!!!

Thank you Jano Galindo (and your family) and Golden Love for sharing your true magic with all of us. Tim Flood for keeping us rockin’ every week (no sound, no rock  ), Liz Fautsch and the Sean O’Shea Foundation for all you do for our kiddos, Tari and the unbelievable Next Generation Yoga Team with our 20 little yogis today! Zac Armstrong and Brandi Daniels (couldn’t do this without you), Kaytlin Barr for capturing the magic of YRP, ToeSox for keeping everyone’s feet super happy, Juice Nation for keeping us thinking green, and to all of you who keep coming every week and bringing your love & light! Yoga kinda does rock thanks to all of you. Much love! ~ Traci

… and I love that we had some first timers to yoga (ever) today. So good. See you next week for the beautiful, super fun, yoga goddess Ashley Disharoon and the return of Jano with the beats.  YES!!!

YRP San Diego

Photo Courtesy of Lorraine Kline Galindo


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