ROGA, a play on words that combines running and yoga, returns to the
Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings starting today through the end of
Launched last year, ROGA is a free running plus yoga class which
starts each Saturday at 8 am with run at the top of the pier ramp and is
followed by a 9 am yoga class at the far west end of the pier.
A favorite with locals looking for a cost effective way to shake off
their Friday night, those who hit the snooze button often skip the run
and make it for 9 am yoga. Each week of the six week series features a
different acclaimed yoga instructor in a judgment-free environment for
With the sound of the ocean as a backdrop, and before the crowds hit
the pier, the west end of the pier comes alive with downward dogs,
breathing exercises, and child's pose.
This year's line-up of instructors includes acclaimed yoga film-maker
Suzanne Bryant, Cory Martin from Hustle & Flow, Sara Falugo from
YogaNest, Paula Tapia from Yoga Doctors Mandiram and more each with
their own individual approach to the practice.
ROGA is produced by Michelle & Brennan Lindner, the Active Lifestyle Programming Curators for the Santa Monica Pier.
For more information, visit www.santamonicapier.org/roga.
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