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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.

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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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