Yoga Class – Every Wednesday, 6:15pm – 7:15pm

Title: Yoga Class

Description: Please join us for Yoga every Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:15 pm downstairs in the Social Hall.  Enjoy a relaxing gentle yoga class that includes supported yoga poses, light healing meditations, calming breathing exercises and revitalizing visualizations.  Comfortable clothing is suggested and mats are available if you would like to check one out.  Class ranges from beginner to intermediate yoga.  Class donation is $5.




The class will be led by Brenda Mah.  Brenda took her first yoga class in 1997 in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya. Since her first class, she felt the soothing and calming effects of this ancient and powerful tool and wanted to make it accessible to anyone interested in more peace of mind and clarity to navigate life. She has 500 hours of yoga training from The Breathing Space. In addition to teaching at People’s Yoga, Brenda also offers private yoga instruction for any students interested in deepening and taking their new or existing yoga practice to the next level.

Additionally, Brenda graduated from the University of  California Los Angeles (UCLA) with a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and a minor in Women’s Studies.  In 2006 she created “Be goods,” a line of raw, organic, vegan and gluten-free sweets and savories.  Please join us for a relaxing hour of yoga in Little Tokyo!

For more information, please call Sharilynn Jung at (213) 222-8676.

Date: Every Wednesday

Start Time: 6:15 pm

End Time: 7:15 pm


OBON Festival Wrap-Up – THANK YOU!

Title: OBON Festival Wrap-Up – THANK YOU!

Description: The Obon Festival has concluded and we wanted to acknowledge all the volunteers and participants for their support in making it a success.  Proceeds from the festival will go towards youth programs and temple maintenance.

Thank you for your support in keeping the tradition alive!  Hope to see you at next year’s festival!

Date: 2017-07-29 – 7/30



Zumba with Nelly – Tuesday, 7:00pm – 8:00pm and Friday, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Title: Zumba with Nelly

Description: Please join us for Zumba on Tuesdays from 7:00pm – 8:00pm and Fridays from 6:30pm – 7:30pm in the social hall.

Instructor: Nelly Villegas Martin

Hi, my name is Nelly Villegas Martin and I love teaching Zumba! I’ve been teaching Zumba for over 7 years here at Higashi.  I love dancing, while at the same time, getting a great work out.  Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that involves dance and aerobic movements.  It’s a great way to get in shape, burn some calories, and meet new and old friends.

So come on out for an hour of great cardio, fun dance moves and socializing!  Wear comfortable clothing and be ready to SWEAT!

Date/Time: Every Tuesday, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Every Friday, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm