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Lululemon 2014 Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Reno Muenz 2

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! I went to the first class last week and was now looking forward to the second.

‘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 2nd: Karlito Notargiovanni
July 9th: Reno Muenz
July 16th: Danielle Mika Nagel
July 23rd: Christie Baumgartner
July 30th: Alex Mazerolle
August 6th: Suzanne Slocum-Gori
August 13th: Carolyn Budgell
August 20th: Sasha Bahador
August 27th: Frankie Lavaggi

‘Nooner Yoga at the Cauldron on Jack Poole Plaza.

Come join us every Wednesday at 12 PM to 12:45 PM from July 2-August 27.

Please bring your own mat and arrive early to ensure your spot.’

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 second class, July 9th, 2014. It was another beautiful sunny day with blue skies.

The sign in table was packed. More people have discovered these classes and there were a lot more people this class which as good.

Here are some views of the instructor, Reno on the left, Marley and his two demonstrators. I’ve never taken a class from him before. He’s amazing!

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Lululemon 2014 Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Reno Muenz 2

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Here are some photos of one of his demonstrators, I think his name is Steve. I was in absolute awe of his poses.

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Here is a pose with both demonstrators. How great is she?

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Here are some photos of the class. As usual, there were a lot of tourists watching and taking photos.

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This is a photo of the audio tent. They provide the awesome music!

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Like last week, where there was a little boy doing yoga, this week, there was little Marley, doing yoga poses!

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Here’s a photo of some friends. The end to another amazing class!

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They had Whistler bottled water for us again which was a welcome in this heat!

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 2014 Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Karlito Notargiovanni 1

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 this week!

I was so happy to see that! I got the schedule at the first class.

‘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 2nd: Karlito Notargiovanni
July 9th: Reno Muenz
July 16th: Danielle Mika Nagel
July 23rd: Christie Baumgartner
July 30th: Alex Mazerolle
August 6th: Suzanne Slocum-Gori
August 13th: Carolyn Budgell
August 20th: Sasha Bahador
August 27th: Frankie Lavaggi

‘Nooner Yoga at the Cauldron on Jack Poole Plaza.

Come join us every Wednesday at 12 PM to 12:45 PM from July 2-August 27.

Please bring your own mat and arrive early to ensure your spot.’

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Lululemon 2014 Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Karlito Notargiovanni 1

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 first class, July 2nd, 2014. Here’s a view approaching the area. You can see the Olympic Flame Cauldron in the background. It was a beautiful sunny day with blue skies.

Here was the sign in table.

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You have to sign a waiver and then are given a sticker that says nooner yoga. You don’t have to fill out the waiver in subsequent classes if you have the sticker. They also offer sunscreen to anybody who needs some.

One of them was wearing this cute racerback top that says #nooneryoga.

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Here are some views of the instructor, Karlito. I’ve taken a class from him before. He’s amazing!

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Here are some photos of the class. You can see the olympic flame cauldron in the back of some of the photos.

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This is the cutest little boy doing poses with some assistance from his Dad.

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Here are some of the last poses. The end to a great class! I spotted some friends.

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They had Whistler bottled water for us again!

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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 Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron Mara Branscombe 1

I read this from my weekly email from my Lululemon store:

‘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.*

This sounded awesome! I’ve been going to the free yoga classes offered by Lululemon at their stores for years.

I went to the first class today, July 3rd, 2013. Here’s a view approaching the area. You can see the Olympic Flame Cauldron in the background. It was a beautiful sunny day with blue skies.

Lululemon Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron

Lululemon Free Nooner Summer Yoga Class Vancouver Olympic Cauldron

Here was the sign in table.

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You have to sign a waiver and then are given a little pin that says nooner yoga. You don’t have to fill out the waiver in subsequent classes if you have the pin. They also offer sunscreen to anybody who needs some.

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There was a good turn out for this first class! Here is the class doing pigeon pose.

I have to admit that I was a little intimidated by most of these yogis. Not only were most of them wearing all Lululemon outfits (and recent season’s stuff), they were all a fairly high level. Were most of them yoga instructors?! This is so different from the people who turn out at the free classes at the stores, where people are all different levels and not everybody wears Lululemon.

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Here is varying degrees of tree pose.

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Here is a cheeky photo of me wearing black Lululemon shorts.

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This is a view of some near by sky scrapers while I am lying on my mat looking up.

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Here is a view of the instructor, Mara Branscombe. I think I’ve taken a class from her before. She was wearing a mic so we could hear her well. They also had music playing.

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This is her beside the cauldron.

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Here is one of the last poses. The end to a great class! I spotted my friend who was there with his wife and daughter! Great family outing!

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They even had Whistler bottled water for us!

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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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Vancouver’s Only Lululemon Factory Outlet Closes Today-The END

Sunday, April 21st, was the last day of BC’s only Lululemon factory outlet, in Burnaby, not far from Vancouver.

Vancouver's Only Lululemon Factory Outlet Closes Today-The END

Vancouver’s Only Lululemon Factory Outlet Closes Today-The END

I had heard rumors of the factory outlet closing for a long time but I never actually thought that it would really close! I remember the first factory outlet that I shopped out, on Clark drive in East Vancouver. This one in Burnaby was open at that location for the last few years.

When asked why they were closing, Lululemon said that:

‘Lululemon has decided to change the outlet strategy, choosing to not have outlets in major urban centres. You can still find mark down items on the “we made too much” section on lululemon.com, as well the retail stores will have a mark down rack in stores now, so we are confident you will be able to find our favorite pieces!’

So for locals, the closest factory outlet will be across the border, in Burlington, Washington state, which is also popular. Any time I’ve every been there, the parking lot is mostly BC plates. I have gone there many times and have found a lot of great deals! In Canada, the closest factory outlet is in the next province, in Grand Prairie, Alberta.

I went on facebook to find a special event page created, The E.N.D party. I added myself to the ‘going’ list.

The E.N.D event would include:

  • free yoga class
  • free dance class
  • Music by DJ all day
  • dinner catered by Healthfare restaurant

What I was interested in was seeing if there would be some last chance bargains to pick up!

I signed up for the dinner which was at 4:30 PM. The outlet was to close at 4 PM. I planned to be there around 3 PM. I thought that an hour of shopping would work up an appetite. I had thought of taking advantage of the free yoga and free dance but I already had my free yoga class from another Lululemon store in the morning. The weather was also looking iffy, so I wasn’t crazy about the idea of dancing or doing yoga outside.

I got there at 3PM and to my utter shock there was this sign on the door.

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I knocked on the door and talked to somebody who said that they had sold out earlier in the day, 12:45 PM! I couldn’t believe it! I was so disappointed! Somebody on facebook had said that everything on Sunday was 50% off the last price so I was really looking forward to that! Saturday’s price discount was $10 off the last price. They updated the facebook page about running out of product, but I had checked the event page, not the general page. Judging from how many people came by, they hadn’t known either.

I couldn’t believe that I had driven all that distance (40 minutes from the Lululemon flagship store in Kitsilano) and ended up empty-handed! It was also still another 90 minutes before the dinner. I was half tempted to just throw the towel in and go home. As I sat in my car waiting, I saw dozens of people expecting to snag a last-minute bargain from the factory outlet and also being disappointed. Who would have thought that they would sell out absolutely everything?

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Anyway, we went in and were greeted warmly by the outlet’s staff. They will all go to other Lululemon positions after the outlet closes. The tables were decorated and we got little packets of green tea and Hershey’s kisses! We also enjoyed coconut water, too.

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All the tables were decorated for the dinner catered by local restaurant, HealthFare. It was amazing! There were also a number of absolutely decadent desserts, too! All through dinner, we enjoyed music by the DJ, too.

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A thank you speech was made by one of the Lululemon staff thanking us for our years of support. As a thank you, we were given a yoga mat! I have been eyeing those mats for years! What a wonderful surprise!

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Thank you to this Lululemon factory outlet for going out in fun, style and grace! We will miss you!

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