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Salute the full moon with yoga at Los Angeles’s Terranea Resort


You've saluted the sun a trillion times. Now you can salute the full moon during an evening outdoor yoga class on Wednesday in Palos Verdes.

yoga_full_moonYou’ve saluted the sun a trillion times. Now you can salute the full moon in Los Angeles on Wednesday, October 8 during an outdoor yoga class at Terranea Resort.

And this Hunter’s Moon is a special one, since it comes with an eclipse, which is fully visible from the West Coast. (Sorry New York, you’ll just get a tiny glimpse.)

“During a full moon, all energies are amplified, so it’s a perfect time to focus on calming the mind, increasing positive thoughts, and moving energy though the body,” says Sharon Holtz, Terranea’s spa director. “It’s also known as a time of illumination and creativity,” so now is the time to capitalize, she says.

And, although the oceanfront class starts at 8:00 p.m., you won’t need your flashlight: This moon is apparently very bright and long in the sky, so you won’t lose your mat in the dark. (Or confuse someone’s sweaty towel for yours.)

The one-hour vinyasa class, led by Terranea’s yoga instructor, Angela Matthews, will include warrior stances, balancing poses, and finish with a group meditation.

It takes place on Catalina Point at the resort, one of the spots typically reserved for weddings, with spectacular views (and sounds) of the ocean. Should you find it hard to rouse yourself after savasana, you could always see about a room. —Rachel Marlowe

$20 (a contribution to Cancer Support Community), BYO mat, reservations required, 310-265-2740, www.terranea.com