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Lululemon 2015 Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Christie Baumgartner 3

I wondered if there would be summer nooner yoga classes this year. I saw a notice at the Robson street downtown Lululemon store saying that it would return soon!

I was so happy to see that! I found the schedule online.

This is what it said:

We’re all entitled to an extended lunch break, right?

change that “nama’stay in the office” to “namaste” in the plaza.

nooner yoga is back, and better than ever. Starting Thursday, July 9th, then running every Wednesday at Noon from July 15th – September 2ndas well as a special finale on Labour Day Monday (September 7th) at the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza.

Featured Yogis:

July 9th: Carolyn Anne Budgell

July 15th: Alli Shafer

July 23rd: Christie Baumgartner

July 29th: Eoin Finn

August 5th: Sara Jade Gooding

August 12th: Danielle Mika Nagel

August 19th: Franceska Lavaggi

August 26th: Alex Mazerolle

September 2nd: Michelle Brunet

September 7th: TBD

We get by with a little help from our friends, so stay tuned for pop-ups from Rise Kombucha, Lush Cosmetics, Saje, Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary, KIND Snacks, Stanley Park Brewery, Whistler Water and more!

We’ll see you at noon, yoga-na love it!’

I’ve been going to the free yoga classes offered by Lululemon at their stores for years and I love these summer classes.

I went to the third class, July 23th, 2015.

Here is a picture of the instructor, Christie. She has been a previous nooner yoga instructor and also taught a Seawheeze sunset yoga session last year! She’s very popular!

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Here are some photos of her demonstrators.

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I absolutely loved seeing this cute dog!

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Here are some photos of the class. You can see the digital orca in the back of some of the photos.

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It was really great to see a few Moms with their strollers enjoying this class!

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Here are some handstands!

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Nice to mingle before heading back to work!

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Again, we were lucky to get Whistler water!

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This was really great! Thanks very much to Lululemon for offering this special summer nooner classes! I’ll definitely return to take classes from those star yoga instructors!


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Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon Sunset Activities 2013

The Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon featured a Friday night sunset yoga class.

Here are photos from the Seawheeze Friday Sunset Yoga class at Kitsilano beach.

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The balloons suspended were really cool to see!

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This class was taught by Christie Baumgartner! She taught a Lululemon nooner class and she was awesome!

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It was so worth it to be at the beach for the beautiful sunset!

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After the class, they gave out gluten free s’mores!

Here are some photos from the Seawheeze Sunset Festival on Saturday night at Stanley Park, the closing event for the Seawheeze.

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Lululemon ambassador, Ryan Leier taught yoga to thousands of us! I had never taken a class from him but he was really remarkable!

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They had large screens so that all the yogis in the back could see him better.

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This yogi didn’t have a mat but still managed to totally rock the poses!

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Some cirque Seawheeze performers were there!

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Loved this Lululemon van!

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There were several photo cabanas so the race finishers could take their photo to put in their wood carved medal lockets!

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There were several tents of food vendors and a liquor garden area as well.

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Xavier played out Ryan Leier’s yoga class.

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Here are some photos of Passenger. Great showman singer!

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They showed several photos of the race on the big screens.

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I remember when I saw this guy, I was so stunned to see him and then to notice that he ran in sandals! Imagine running a half marathon in sandals!

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Here’s Xavier Rudd again, a very talented versatile performer!

Here are some photos of his portion of the concert.

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It got dark quickly!

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What a great event the 2013 Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon was! Thanks again to Lululemon for a great time!


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Lululemon Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Christie Baumgartner 6

‘Every Wednesday in July and August at 12PM (noon) take a break from the daily grind and join the rest of Vancouver for a midday flow near the Olympic Cauldron at Burrard Landing. Each week features a unique practice!

Weekly Yoga Instructors:  July 3rd: Mara Branscombe  July 10th: Insiya Rasiwala-Finn July 17th: Eoin Finn July 24th: Erin Anderson July 31st: Danielle Mika Nagel  August 7th: Christie Baumgartner  August 14th: Suzanne Slocum-Gori  August 21st: Frankie Lavaggi  August 28th: Whit Hornsberger

Please arrive ready to practice and early to ensure your spot.’

 Don’t forget to bring your mat!

*Due to the out door venue each weekly event will be subject to weather.*

Today’s 6th Nooner class was with super yogi, Christie Baumgartner!

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Another week of perfect sunny weather with blue skies!

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You can see the Olympic flame cauldron in the back of this shot.
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Some people were in the sun and some, like me, preferred the shade.
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Here is the first section in the front. As always, you can’t beat that view of the water and mountains!
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Here are some views of the class in downward dog mode.
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Here is a series of triangle pose. How beautiful does everybody look?
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Here is a good pose for the runners.
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Here is the start of three-legged downward dog.
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Free water was given out by Whistler water again! Thanks for the water!

I’m so glad that I was able to make it to this class! I am really looking forward to taking these classes and hope I can make the next week! So grateful to Lululemon for offering these free classes! There will be another free class this Friday at noon and a night class on Kitsilano beach as part of the Seawheeze half marathon festivities, too! Christie will be doing the Kitsilano beach evening yoga class!


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Countdown to Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2013

It is now officially the Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2013 Week! The race itself is this Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 7 AM. I have been waiting all year since last year’s first race! This was such an awesome event and I’m sure it’ll be just as great this year!

Countdown to Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2013

Countdown to Lululemon Seawheeze Half Marathon 2013

This year, the race was just as popular with all 10, 014 runners spots being sold out quickly! Last year, this race attracted a lot of local and out-of-town runners.

Although I’m a runner, I prefer to volunteer. I had such a good time volunteering last year. Lululemon treated us very well.

One of the featured yoga classes taught by super yogi, Christie Baumgartner, is on world-famous Kitsilano beach, which is close to Lululemon headquarters and the first Lululemon store. This class is part of Kitsfest, which has tennis and beach volleyball on the beach the same weekend.

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Runners also get access to seaside resort activities, the luon lounge and a post race brunch among other things. Last year that included massages!

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There will also be special edition gear in a retail store. It was really popular last year and I saw long lines of people all day long!

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Here’s the course map. The runners will be treated to a course with gorgeous Vancouver sea and mountains! Most Vancouver runners are familiar with this scenic course, running the sea wall.

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In addition to the race and yoga, the event is capped off with the Saturday night sunset festival at beautiful Stanley Park! It starts with yoga with Ryan Leier and then a concert featuring, Xavier Rudd and Passenger!

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If you’re in Vancouver and would like to participate, there are still volunteer positions available! If you are registered as a runner, good luck and have a great time!

I’ll be blogging about the Seawheeze events and show the retail items all this week as I did last year.