Transition Mar Vista/Venice

Transition Mar Vista/Venice
Transition Mar Vista/Venice projects include Little Free Libraries community build days and Good Karma Gardens pay-it-forward edible gardens. Join us for these activities, as well as many others!


HELLO! We invite you to explore the resources and links posted here. For information about Transition Mar Vista/Venice's events, please check (and like!) our Facebook page:


Good Karma Garden Project: Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Email for location information

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month
To join and find out the date of the next exchange,

Our Time Bank: Check OTB's Web site for schedule of events and monthly potluck
Visit for details and date of next potluck

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center: Check Sivananda's Web site for class
schedule and special events


The Guerrila Gardener
Our friends at the Argonaut spotlight Sunshine Partnerships
and other urban farmers

Urgent Gardening: A Citizen Yogi's Call to Action
The Argonaut profiles Swami Omkarananda

A New Parkway Vision for Culver City
Transition Culver City members mobilize to produce a compelling film
about sustainable alternatives to wasteful grass parkways

Oneness Media Wins Best Healthy Cities Short Film Award
The New Urban Film Festival recognizes Stephon Litwinczuk's documentary
about TMV/V



Community Wellness Mondays - 3rd Qtr 2011

Free Talks and Discussions. All are welcome.

Please use street parking when visiting during the day.

First Monday of the month:

Meeting of CAAM (California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine)

Special talks from 9:30–11:30am

July 11

Guest speaker: Acharya Ganga Puri


September 5

Guest speakers: Geoffrey Earendil and Carla Cummings

Ayurvedic Strategies for Modern Urban Living

Learn simple but effective techniques for managing the physical stresses of modern urban life. Looking at common factors of daily living—including pollution, commuting, and electronics—and their influence upon the three doshas, learn practical methods for managing balanced health using diet, yoga and ritual.

Second Monday of the month:

Experience a Brain Gym® group balance using specific movements to establish new neural pathways, and thus new learning, at any age or ability level. With Instructor/Consultant Annette Pasternak


No session in July

August 8

No session in September

Third Monday of the month:

Sustainable Health Care talks


9:30–10:30am - Presentation

10:30–11:00am - Question-and-Answer Session

11:00–11:30am - Council Sharing Circle, focused on healing

11:30am - You are welcome to share in a potluck vegetarian lunch.

July 18

Guest speaker: Cairo Rocha

Tibetan Medicine: In the Footsteps of the Medicine Buddha


Guest speaker: cancelled


Guest Speaker: cancelled


Read about our launch event.

Read about the second meeting.

Every Monday:


1:00–2:30pm All-Levels Yoga Class
by donation

3:00–4:15pm Gentle Yoga for Active Seniors
Focus on keeping joints mobile, building bone strength, relaxed postures and breathing. Suitable for those recovering from surgery or injuries.
by donation

KNITTING CIRCLE (not meeting over the summer)

3:00–5:00pm Beginners welcome. Instruction available.
free to the community

If you are a health care practitioner and would like to participate, please e-mail

Thank you to the Sivananda Yoga Center for letting us use their space for this worthwhile project!

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
13325 Beach Avenue
Marina del Rey, CA

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