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San Francisco: Have a Yoga Thanksgiving

tofurky.JPGThanksgiving is my favorite holiday and always has been. That's not because of the food or the season or even the two days off from work. I love Thanksgiving for two simple reasons: it's nondenominational and it's about being grateful.

I think of Thanksgiving as a simultaneously fun and contemplative affair, just like yoga, so I thought I would poke around to see what like-minded folks will be doing for the holiday this year. If you don't yet have plans, explore these yogic options:

+ Do the Thanksgiving Renewal Retreat with Chrisandra Fox and chef Meredith Klein at Tara Bella Villa in Sonoma this weekend.
+ Take part in the San Francisco Bay Area Vegetarians Thanksgiving potluck dinner.
+ Attend Joe Naudzunas' 18th annual Thanksgiving Day class at Iyengar Institute, which emphasizes digestion.
+ Join the Integral Yogis for a Thanksgiving celebration and potluck.

Are you eating a turkey or Tofurky this year? Do you do a metta practice on Thanksgiving? Do you do a cleanse afterward? Write in and let us know how the holiday and your yoga practice do or don't intersect.

P.S. For more thoughts about gratitude or yogic cooking ideas for Thanksgiving, check out YJ's new Community feature. Use the search to find a specific topic (like "gratitude") or go to one of the specific groups (like Yoga and Food). If you join, make sure to "friend" me; my username is karenyoga.


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