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Yogawear outlet wants tie with community
Given a choice between being just another retail outlet or becoming part of a social movement, the staff of Lululemon Athletica, yogawear specialists, prefer the latter.
"We have a fantastic product, but we're nothing without our community," said Honolulu Showroom Manager Estee Fletter. "Wherever we go, we want to be involved with the community."
That includes offering free classes, organizing private shopping events and generally helping the yoga community grow.
Lululemon is offering two classes to start. Call 591-8653 to RSVP or e-mail email@example.com.
» Sunday: Pilates mat class, with Carrie Christman, 9 a.m.
» June 10: Vinyasa, or flow yoga, with Martin Thompson, 9 a.m.
Other beginner classes:
Manoa Yoga Center
Iyengar basic classes offered at 2:30 p.m. Mondays, 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays, 8 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, 8 a.m. Saturdays, and 3:30 p.m. Sundays. Kids class offered at 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Seniors class also available. Single classes for adults are $10.
Studio is at Manoa Marketplace, 2752 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 5-203. Call 382-3910.
Open Space Yoga
Offers Level 1 introductory classes at $13 per single class (five- and 10-class passes, at $60 and $110 respectively, available for use within four months).
The hourlong Level 1 classes start at 5:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Thursdays, noon Saturdays, and 9 a.m. Sundays.
Studio is at 1111 Nuuanu Ave., Suite 211. Call 232-8851.
Purple Yoga Hawaii
Vinyasa basics taught at 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. First-class kamaaina rate is $10 for adults. Five- and 10-class cards are $75 and $125, respectively. Teen and kids classes also available.
Studio is at University Square, 2615 S. King St. Suite A305, third floor. Call 944-8585.