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THIS IS YOGA is a one-day free event on December 4th, 2016. lululemon athletica and This Is Water™ have joined forces to bring you on this day long journey into holistic wellness while offering the unique opportunity to combat human trafficking.
Flying in from Chiba-Japan is mindful yoga guru Michiko Yamanaka for a special yoga session. To join simply purchase 3 one liter This Is Water™ bottles for admittance. All other sessions during this day are free. On event day all This Is Water™ sold will see 20% of profits go to 'Sisters For Sale', a powerful feature documentary on human trafficking of vulnerable young women from Sapa, Vietnam.
This whole day free event also includes instructional presentations by Under The Light, a Japanese Yoga Studio. Our healthy food options for the day are provided by Opika Organic Market and Amazin' Graze.
This Is Yoga also hosts other healthy and organic food artisans to fuel the participants during the exciting day with lululemon athletica’s trunk show where you can capture new exciting items from their selections.
Michiko Yamanaka saw her rise begin as a Professional skier in the 1990’s. She was selected to join the Benetton Ski Team-Japan and Team Gagan Do. During this time she demonstrated extreme ski performance on TV shows, DVD, magazines and events.
Today she counts numerous years of training in yoga as practitioner, instructor and meridian exercise trainer. Michiko Yamanaka is based in Chiba, Japan where she practices and teaches yoga daily. Her extensive training includes Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyenger, Ashtanga, Bikram, Sivananda, Anusara and Kundalini yoga from Emil Wendell, Patrick Oancia, Louisa Sear, Lucy Roberts, Paul Grilley, Guru Tsukamoto and Dr.Motoyama.
1. Buy 3 one liter bottles of This Is Water™.
2. Bring your receipt(s) for verification on December 4, 2016.
3. First 50 participants* receive our exclusive This Is Water™ Tank Top and goodie bag.
* Verification begins 45 minutes before Michiko's Hatha Yoga session. First Come, First Serve.
This Is Water™ bottles purchased at the event will see 20% shared with The Human, Earth Project.
As part of this fundraising campaign, we will also screen the trailer of “Sisters for Sale”, a powerful feature documentary about Hmong girls betrayed and stolen from their homes in northern Vietnam. “Sisters For Sale” by Ben Randall (The Human, Earth Project) is a powerful and a very personal glimpse into the world of Human Trafficking.
A special charity box will also be on-site to receive your generous contributions directly.
08:30am — Opening and Breakfast.
09:30am — Breathing Flow Yoga by UTL (Free class)
10:30am — Preview of "Sisters for Sale" and information about this documentary
11:00am — Lunch time
12:00pm — Rolfing by Dhayang Toon
01:00pm — Power Vinyasa Yoga by Amy Zheng (Free Class)
02:00pm — Free "Move" Muscle Relaxer by Wen Ng of Fitness First (Free Class)
03:00pm — Fundraising for "Sisters For Sale"
03:30pm — Hatha Yoga with Michiko Yamanaka *
04:30pm — Meditation with Michiko Yamanaka
05:00pm — Closing
* To attend Michiko's Hatha Yoga session, participants must verify the receipt(s) of purchase for 3 one liter bottles of This Is Water™, 45 minutes before the session.
The itinerary for the day may see minor changes as planning proceeds.
What are my parking options?
What can I bring to the event?
Don't have a mat? Not to worry, come early to grab one from our very limited stock. First come, first mat!
What kind of food would be available?
Healthy and organic food will be available throughout the day.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes! or use Eventbrite app.