How You Can Help Save An Endangered Species By Doing Handstands!

Brock and Krista Cahill HandstandingBrock and Krista Cahill really rocked it today over at Yogis Anonymous with a fantastic turnout and show of support to save the endangered sea turtles!

Ally Hamilton owner of Yogis Anonymous wrote about this event saying

Brock Cahill, in less than a week, has organized a significant local effort to address the tragic environmental disaster in the Gulf. His mission: to go to the Gulf and personally get involved. We are inspired by his activism and deeply grateful for the ability of yogis everywhere to mobilize and make a difference in our world… our childrens’ world.

Are you ready to join in the fun?

Click HERE to view and/or participate in the online class!

To make a donation to support this amazing cause please contact Brock at

Some inspiration for your donations 🙂
sea turtles

Come Fly With US! (and have your 15,…errr 90 min of fame!))

Brock, and Krista chaill, simon park and ashley turner teach yoga ak u

Coming to Yogis Anonymous is the amazing Simon Park! If you have had a chance to meet him then you know what an incredible guy he is as well as being a great yoga teacher. Don’t miss this opportunity to take class from him while he is in town!

The Dates:

Simon Park + Brock Cahill Tuesday April 20th 6:30-8:00pm
Simon Park + Ashley Turner Wednesday April 21st 4:15-5:45pm
Simon Park + Ashley Hamilton Thursday April 22nd 8:30-10:00pm

*Please note that although it is FREE to watch online, the teachers pay to rent the space at Yogis Anonymous during their class times so suggested donation if you plan to attend in person is $15. (As always what you can afford is appreciated as well acccording to your own financial situation)

Santa Monica
1221 2nd Street
Santa Monica, California 90401

ph. 310-451-YOGI

Map It!

All classes will be LIVE so dust off that crow pose, grab your best Yogitoes Skidless, pull on your best yoga pants and walk, drive (or handstand) your way over to Yogis Anonymous! See you there yogis!

Donation Yoga Made Easier

Donation yoga is awesome in more ways than I can mention however if you are like me the ‘donation’ part is where it can become challenging. Carrying around cash is not my thing and sometimes I will forget to drop by the bank before taking a class. So to make everyone’s life a lot easier I now have a button on the Yogis Anonymous website where you can donate through Paypal.

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Yoga Gives Back Benefit Class

Change lives by joining me along with teachers Ally Hamilton, Brian Aganad, Mary Beth LaRue, Felicia Tomasako Saturday March 20th at Yogis Anonymousfor a DonationYoga Class benefiting Yoga Gives Back.

Yoga Gives Back supports microfinance efforts- small loans given to entrepreneurs that would otherwise not have a chance.

Give yourself the gift of yoga while giving others a chance at self- empowerment!

When: Saturday March 20th 8-10:00pm
Where: Yogis Anonymous
Address: 1221 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA VIEW MAP
Phone: (310) 451- YOGI

Donation Yoga

I taught alot of yoga today and am sitting here sleepy and ready for bed 🙂

Proof of this is the fact that I am eating dried Kale and half of the coconut that I cracked open earlier for dinner. Bon Appetite!

Happy, content and tired..ahhhhhh

Ally Hamilton (owner of Yogis Anonymous with her husband Dorian Cheah) wrote a fantastic note explaining how the donation yoga thing works.

I often get asked about this, and since I can’t say it better I just reposted what Ally wrote from the Yogis Anonymous Facebook Fan Page

Today at 10:58pm

Q: People want to know, how is it possible to offer free yoga classes?

A: It isn’t.

We charge the teachers rent to teach at Yogis Anonymous. They keep the donations left by students. If they do well (enough students, good donations), they earn money. If not, they end up paying to teach.

We don’t want that to happen. There are at least three ways we try to avoid that scenario.

– First, we only choose teachers whom we believe offer something special, and, if they are newer, have what it takes to build a class.

– Second, we work hard to promote our teachers (that’s why it’s so important for us to really believe in them).

– And third, we try to make sure that all the students know that “donation” doesn’t mean “free”. The money you put in the box is not a tip. It’s the ONLY money the teacher gets, and they have to pay their rent and admin fees out of that.

SO… please donate fairly. We’re not saying don’t come if you can’t pay the suggested amount – we’re here because we believe everybody should have an opportunity to practice. But we ARE asking you to take a minute to understand how this system works, and how we all fit into it.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. We really love our teachers and want them to thrive. You can help.

Dorian & Ally