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Los Angeles: YogiChocolate

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I stumbled upon YogiChocolate because who wouldn't be tempted by the words yoga and chocolate? I also thought it was an ingenious idea and a great resource. Basically, the Santa Monica based company offers a slew of mp3 audio-classes for download on a donation basis, which means you pay what you want.

The selection of teachers is international (Russia and Asia are in the house as are folks from all over the country like Gary Halperin, Desiree Bartlett, Gurutej, Aras Baskauskas and Bryan Kest). The type of practice available is varied (Power, Jivamukti, Kripalu to name a few), and there are even audio files with mediation and kirtan.

For me, YogiChocolate is a great way to augment my home practice and to make any vacation a retreat. Beach yoga, anyone?


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Thanks for finding this site Stacie, I love it! I already downloaded five classes. Yoga on the beach with friends today :) It was great to see JayCo on there too
I love this guy, you have to check him out he's so funny.

I've heard of downloadable yoga classes before but not by donation. Are there any other donation based companies? It would be nice to find a list of them. I hope one day the whole world becomes "on a donation basis" :) Lead the way yogi chocolate lovers!

Ganesh! I haven't seen any other donation based sites but I'll keep looking. If you find anything, let us know. And thanks for posting. I'll check out JayCo soon. Stacie

Ganesh, thanks for your feedback! There are lots of great yoga download sites, but none we are aware of that offer classes on a "pay what you wish" donation basis. Enjoy and your practice. Namaste!

Oh and if you liked JayCo for his humor, and/or Power Yoga style, and/or focus on inversions, try:
Bryan Kest
Ally Hamilton
Leah Kim
Rudy Mettia
Kathryn Budig

This site such a great gift, for students and teachers alike! I am a full time yoga instructor and this is a wonderful way for me to branch out, to reach more people. It also helps me to keep my own practice inspired by getting to experience many different teachers and styles. Thank you, Sara.

Sara at yogichocolate is a jewel as i was uploading yoga for all 12 signs of the zodiac []. I love the yogichocolate innovation - great yoga at our fingertips 24/7!

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