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 - 4th 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

October 3

Guest speaker: Arun Deva

The Five Kleshas: An Ayurvedic Perspective; A Yogic Approach

Beginning as misperceptions and evolving into afflictions, the Pancha Klesha are the root cause of all suffering. In this workshop we will understand them Ayurvedically from an emotional, mental and physical perspective and address them through a yoga cikitsa flow that moves us into that quiet state where we can see what lies beyond suffering: a place of joyous contentment. Simple asana and pranayama practice is involved.

Arun Deva, DASc, AYT, E-RYT500 practices both yoga and Ayurveda in Los Angeles. He serves on both the National and State Ayurvedic Associations: NAMA and CAAM. As a well-known advocate of yoga and Ayurveda, he travels internationally to teach, lectures at conferences, writes articles for different publications, has been featured many times on both radio and television and has an Ayurvedic clinic for consultations and various treatments including panchakarma. Born in India, he has made his home in Los Angeles for the past 30 years. His work can be found at and he can be reached at

November 7

Guest speaker: TBD

December 5

Guest speaker: Rainbeau Mars

Food for Beauty

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 October

November 14

No session in December

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.


Guest speaker: TBD


Guest speaker: TBD


Guest Speaker: TBD

Read about our launch event.

Read about the second meeting.

Every Monday:


1:00–2:30pm 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

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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