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Inner Way LA is an inclusive community and space
to connect with others and ourselves,
to explore creativity in a meaningful way, and
to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
  • Featured event

    Love & Gratitude Gathering: Lama Marut

    Please join us - All are Welcome

    Sunday, October 20, 12:00 - 3:00pm

       
       
    As some of you may know, the founder and spiritual director of this Center, Lama Marut, began experiencing health problems mid-year. Recently, he has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer. Now, he is spending his days with his partner, Cindy Lee, in their peaceful home in the Australian countryside.  
       
    Central to Lama Marut’s vision when he founded this Center was to create a space for an inclusive community to connect with each other through compassion and wisdom. In light of the news about his health, we invite you to come to the Center to find strength and support in this community.
     

    Bring a favorite dish to share as we gather together in love and gratitude for all that Lama Marut has offered over the years to people at this Center and around the world.

    Cindy wants everyone to know that he is surrounded by much love in his home and feels the love of friends and students near and far.

     
    WHEN
    October 20, 2019 at 12pm
    WHERE
    Inner Way L.A.
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Integrating The Dance of Realities

    Integrating The Dance of Realities
    7-week series, Tuesdays starting October 1st
    Time: 7:30-8:30pm 
    Cost: $15 (Drop-ins welcomed) 

    This movement-based class will explore the connection between our daily life practices and how those experiences manifest in our physical bodies. Together we will create a safe and fun space using tools such as journaling, discussion, music, and dance to bridge the gaps between our experience in meditation and studies — to the integrated embodiment of them, in the here and now. How do we allow our body and mind to support each other? In this class, we will explore and deepen the mind-body connection, allowing for a more integrated human experience. No previous dance or meditation experience is necessary; all are welcome and encouraged to join.

    Bio:

    Tinelle Matlock is a compassionate humanitarian and avid learner, eager to share her perspective and experiences through dance, meditation, yoga and bodywork. She graduated with highest honors from University of California Santa Barbara with a BA in Dance and has over 14 years’ experience as a professional dancer, teacher, and choreographer. Highlights of her early career include being featured in a 4-page layout in Dance Magazine, dancing in various commercials, live stage performances, and her street dance work in the Japanese film “The Manhattan Diaries.” Tinelle has taught at many prominent dance studios in New York, Japan, and Los Angeles. Becoming a California Certified Massage Therapist and Reiki Master has unearthed an expansive love and relationship to how she uses the body as a dancer and choreographer. Currently, she is pursuing further education for a graduate degree in Physical Therapy. Tinelle has a great love and passion for movement as well as helping others find optimal functionality and healing through the arts.

     

    WHEN
    October 15, 2019 at 7:30pm
    WHERE
    Inner Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Restorative Tai Chi

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    This class is open anyone and everyone. No experience needed!

    Wednesdays 7 - 8pm

    Come together and experience gentle stretching to feel good, Qigong to break up stagnant energy, Tai Chi to move energy throughout the body, and meditation to calm the mind.

    T’ai Chi Ch’üan is practiced worldwide by tens of millions of people, ranging in age from the very young to the very old. In addition to relaxing the body and mind, the art of Tai Chi will contribute to overall fitness and health. Tai Chi Chuan helps to balance energy within the body thereby improving a number of conditions such as backache, headache, high blood pressure, stomach disorders and poor metabolism.

    With over 40 years of experience in wholistic healing as well as martial arts, Ara brings a dynamic and compassionate style to his teaching. Firmly rooted in the belief of “No Student Left Behind” Ara will always emphasize quality.

    Bio: Ara Elian

    With over 40 years of experience in holistic healing, as well as marital arts, Ara brings a dynamic and compassionate style to his teaching. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Cal State Northridge and continued his higher education at the Philosophical Research Society, Whirling Rainbow Institute, and Sophia Gnostic Ecclesia. Firmly rooted in the belief of "No Student Left Behind", Ara always emphasizes quality.

     

    Suggested Donation: $10. No one refused admission due to lack of funds.

    WHEN
    October 16, 2019 at 7pm
    WHERE
    Inner Way L.A.
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Meditation Day with David Leonard

    Meditation Day with David Leonard
    Sunday, November 10, 11 am - 7 pm
    By Donation

    Join us for an all day urban meditation retreat - a perfect opportunity for meditators of all levels and backgrounds to deepen or kick start their practice. This is a rare opportunity to spend the day meditating and discussing with a special guest teacher. Personal interviews will be available for those interested. 

    Bio:

    David Leonard has practiced and taught meditation for over 50 years, after receiving teacher training in Sri Lanka where he was a monk for three and a half years. His teacher Venerable Sumatipala Nayaka Thera was a highly esteemed student of The Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. He trained under Venerable Nanaponika Thera in the canonical and philosophical aspects of Buddhism, and received meditation teacher training under his teacher and Venerable Pemasiri. David has done over eight years of deep retreat, and maintains an extensive daily practice. His intuitive approach to practice is uniquely suited to western minds, and he has been influential in the training of some well known western teachers.

    Don’t miss this unique chance to gift yourself a day of mindfulness and a boost to your meditation practice.

    By donation.

    WHEN
    November 10, 2019 at 11am
    WHERE
    Inner Way L.A.
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    Dance of the Clown

    Dance of the Clown
    Sept. 8th - Oct. 13th (Weekly, Sundays Only)
    Time: 1-4pm 
    Cost: $250

     

    ***FULL / Registration Closed***

    For more information about future series, please email caitlyn@innerwayla.org

    A six week series swirling in poetic fantasy and grounded in foundational clowning philosophy and technique, exploring the imagination body of The Clown through movement, music and…..clown choreography?!
    Inspired by dance theater elements, imagery, texture and shape, we will draw from the unexpected places.  The essence of each clown’s ingenious authentic expression will be unveiled as we experiment, devise, invent, improvise, liberate, play, create and delight in the UNKNOWN...all through the extraordinary and uniquely beautiful mind of the clown.
    ***All levels of movers and clowns are welcome.  Clown Dance is for everyone! Yea! ‘Cause that’s the truth!

     

    Bio

    Caitlyn Conlin is a Los Angeles-based actress, musician, composer, clown and educator. She received her MFA in Acting from CalArts and holds a BA in Acting from Arizona State University. Caitlyn has worked with several award winning movement based theater companies and her work has been performed at notable venues around Los Angeles and internationally.  
    Currently, Caitlyn serves as program supervisor for USC School of Dramatic Art’s new program in Medical Clowning. As a medical clown, Caitlyn has worked at Norris Cancer Center, LA County Hospital and Children's Hospital LA. She has also taught clowning workshops at various centers and universities including CalArts, Pomona College, USC, Improv First in Beijing, Beijing Clothing Technology University, All Saints Church, Inner Way LA, Student Voices Summit (California Alliance for the Arts), Nevada Arts Council and The Clown School.
    More info about Caitlyn's Clown Workshops on Instagram: @caitlynclownqueendom 

     

    WHEN
    October 13, 2019 at 1pm
    WHERE
    Inner Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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  • Featured event

    WOMEN'S HEALING COURSE

    Women's healing course
    Herbs, foods and rituals for menstrual care
    Saturday, October 19, 2 pm - 5 pm
    Price - $75

    Join Ayurvedic Practitioner, herbalist and WOMEN'S HEALING COURSE founder Erica Rey for a fall retreat focusing on the health of our menstrual cycles.

    Our journey together will begin by RECLAIMING healthy relationships to out cycles and unlearning the shame placed on the bleeding body. We will then EMPOWER by learning Ayurvedic and Curanderismo  HERBAL MEDICINES, FOODS and RITUALS for healthy menstruation - addressing common symptoms like cramping, heavy menses, pain, emotional imbalances, migraines, changed in digestion, etc. We will close by CONNECTING through ritual, meditation, gentle movement and specially crafted womb-healing herbal teas and refreshments to leave you truly feeling nourished and inspired to keep healing on your path.

    The workshop is open to any and all who self identify as women.

    EXCHANGE: $75

    SING UP TODAY BY SENDING PAYMENT THROUGH VENMO TO @E-REY

    SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN NEED

    CALL (818) 621-0891 FOR ANY QUESTIONS

    Bio:

    Erica Rey is a Latinx certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga instructor who also offers herbal medicine, bodywork, and doula services. She is passionate about healing and is committed to accessibility and intentionality that allow these practices to be tools of resilience and sustainability for our communities. Erica holds a BA in World Arts and Cultures from UCLA, an Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor certification from Kerala Ayurveda Academy, Certified Doula and Community Birthworker training from Matriz Birthwork and Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner and Herbal Medicine degrees from Southern California University of Health Sciences. Erica guides yoga at People's Yoga and offers Ayurvedic consultations and yoga at WeSpark Cancer Support Center.

    WHEN
    October 19, 2019 at 2pm
    WHERE
    Inner Way LA
    6512 Arizona Ave
    Playa Vista, CA 90045
    United States
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Weekly Events

Wednesday 7-8pm Moving Meditation (Tai Chi)
Thursday 7:30-9:30pm License to Chill