Special Events


June 21-23. Come for one thing or maybe everything! Our new schedule begins on the 21st, so it’s all an Opening for the new Western Yoga College! We’re still at 3870 Lemon St. Downtown Riverside. 951-522-6266.

Friday 7:00am: 108 Sun Salutes. It will take around 75 minutes. Then we will chant the Gayatri mantra for half an hour, eat, talk, and meditate. Alicia’s new Fri. night classes will happen later beginning at 4:30pm (Soul Yoga) and at 7:30pm (Yin Yoga).

Saturday 7:00am: Our “urban retreat” becomes more of a retreat with Meditation at 7:00am. After the usual 8:30 Yin Yoga class we’ll eat and talk about the new WYC classes. At noon, we’ll meditate again. At 1:00 we’ll chant for an hour with harmonium backup. When we’re done chanting, we’ll see how we feel. Maybe we’ll do a walking meditation. Maybe we’ll do some dharma talk. We’ll see where the spirit takes us.

Sunday: the usual morning Ashtanga classes. Then in the afternoon, we’re hoping to launch a new Bold Over 55 Yoga class at 3:30pm, and a Sign Language Yoga class at 4:30pm.

Other new classes: Mon. 4:30pm Soul Yoga and 7:30pm Yin.
Tues. 4:30pm Ashtanga and 6:00pm Yoga en Espanol.
Wed. 5:00pm Beginner Yoga. Thurs. 4:30pm Ashtanga and 6:00pm Mindfulness. They’re added to our usual schedule.

You’ll notice that WYC is still about teacher training. We’ll have more regular classes but all of them are precursors to teacher trainings. In the future, we want to have Teacher Trainings more connected to Soulfulness, Spanish and Sign Language, Seniorhood, Motherhood, and Mindfulness.



Please continue to check the website Slider show for Special Event announcements. We will post them there in a timely manner.

And most of Special Events at WYC are musical. There are three yoga music bands connected to WYC.  Collectively, they are known as The Third Eye Band.  Yoga Das is the senior musical group.  It’s made up of world-class musicians, and led by Grammy-nominated vocalist Lisa Kekaula. IMG_9555 The incredible tablas player, Miles Shrewsbery, is also a long-time member.  Sura Das deserves the credit for having brought yoga music to the Inland Empire.  Without him, there would be no Third Eye Band, and we are honored whenever the members of his Temple Bhajan Band are part of our musical WYC family.


Kirtan Music

Yoga Das, the Western Yoga College 108 Peace Kirtan Band, recorded live at Living Yoga in Temecula, California, June 2011:

“I Heard It Through Shiva” (ancient mantras mixed with Motown and Dave Stringer arrangements), featuring Lisa Kekaula – lead vocals, percussions; Miles Shrewsbery – tablas, cajon; Bob Vennum – electric guitar, percussions, bass; Daniel Gomez – bass; Laura Cueva-Miller – harmonium, vocals; Sura Das – harmonium, vocals; Lokah – mrdunga, vocals; Scott Miller – kartals, vocals; recorded by Maria Bagline; mixed by Bob Vennum.