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2017 Summer Concert Series
This popular series of FREE 90 minute outdoor concerts is held each summer in one of the most spectacular waterfront settings in Los Angeles, Burton Chace Park. Thursday evening symphonic concerts feature world class artists appearing with the Marina del Rey Symphony, conducted by its Musical Director Frank Fetta. On alternate Saturdays, the concerts bring to the Marina stellar artists from the worlds of pop and jazz.
Marina del Rey Summer Symphony
Frank Fetta, Musical Director and Conductor
8/03: Matthew Morrison
8/17: Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida (fully staged opera production)
8/12: Yo La Tengo (Indie)
8/26: Arturo Sandoval (Jazz)
Come learn face yoga as natural alternative to botox or plastic surgery! Like your body, face has many muscles that start sagging with age. In fact, only 20% of the entire facial muscles are actively used by regular facial expression. So the idea of face yoga is to wake up the sleeping muscles for anti-sagging. You will also learn how to train and stretch your facial muscles, which is the key for elasticity. You might see some immediate difference so bring your phone to take before-after selfies! Bonus: As facial muscles are close to brain, face yoga stimulates brain functions as well.
When it comes to resolutions, losing weight seems to be at the top of everyone’s list. According to Static Brain, a whopping 42.4% of people never succeed and fail on their New Year’s resolution each year. That means nearly half of the population end their year feeling defeated and perhaps resentful that their goals were not met. A resolution to lose weight should not be looked at as just a goal, but rather a lifestyle change. And lifestyle changes do not occur overnight. They take hard work, discipline and a plan for success. Taking up a yoga and/or meditation practice can help you minimize stress during your transition to a healthier lifestyle. Here’s a few ways to help you stay on track with your weight loss goal in order to finish the year strong.
Be honest with yourself
When it comes to your health, you have to be honest with yourself and acknowledge where and why you are dissatisfied with your current state. Do you tend to overeat to cope with stress or unhappiness? When was the last time you felt confident about your outward appearance? What do you need to do to bring that type of confidence back into your life? Now is the time to dig deep and find those answers. For many, a new year represents a fresh start and a new outlook. Bringing all your truths to light will aid you in releasing your past habits while propelling you forward to live your best life. Acknowledge and appreciate the past for leading you up until this point and march boldly into the future you want for yourself.
Remember your “why”
Why do you want to lose weight? Is it to be able to run freely after your kids and to play catch with them at the park? Is it because you are tired of feeling winded while climbing stairs? Do you want to lose weight because you don’t agree with what you see in the mirror? Think about what form of happiness and relief you would feel if you could just shed the unwanted pounds. Think about the feeling of elation you will have when you have accomplished your resolution. This is your why. You will need to keep this in your mind at all times, but especially in the moments of temptation and weakness that may occur to derail you from your goal.
When you fall, get back up again
You are human, and all humans make mistakes. Every day will not go as planned and every meal you eat won’t have the perfect amount of greens and grains. There will be times when you have the intention to go to the gym and for whatever reason, you don’t make it. That’s okay —things happen. Do not let moments like these send you on downward spiral and make you feel that your New Year’s resolution was a bust. No matter how many times you fall, you must get up and keep going. Falls happen. Make getting back up your habit. As long as you keep putting the proper effort into losing weight, you will see results. You are the only person that can guarantee that. Celebrate your successes, no matter how small, and always be sure to practice self-care. Giving your body and mind time to rest will help you stay on track and let your body release toxins and recover more quickly without overburdening your system. Treat yourself to a massage or Ayurvedic body treatment to soothe and balance your body.
As you can see, having a resolution to lose weight is not just a physical ambition. It really takes a lot of mental stamina to hold yourself accountable and get the results you desire. Your mind, clarity and focus need to be at a supreme level to keep you motivated and going strong throughout the new year. Using these tips will ensure that your mental agility will remain on target as you reach your fitness goal. Let this be the year that you break the statistic and stay true to your resolution!
Let me take you on a journey. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and imagine yourself relaxing with your loved one next to you as you enjoy a massage that heals and soothes your mind, body and soul. Afterwards, slip into the far infrared sauna, steam room or over-sized custom Bath Jacuzzi and allow yourself to fully unwind. Enjoy spending time gazing into the eyes of your beloved over dinner, champagne and a fire. The sounds of the ocean, just steps away set the mood for this divine evening. A trip to the spa isn’t just a girl’s day out anymore; it’s a way to embody the essence of love.
The Creative Chakra spa is recognized for its celebrity clientele, holistic spa packages and its prime location. The famous Venice boardwalk begins here on Catamaran at the Creative Chakra spa and ends 6.3 miles at Will Rogers State Park. This convenient location offers endless sea views and Venice’s palm-studded beach which is a 4 minute walk and 3.5 miles away from the Santa Monica pier. LAX is only a 10 minute drive so also a great stop-over!
Known for its privacy factor and holistic therapies, this spa has been sought out by movie producers and celebrities of all kinds. It has been featured on many TV shows for it’s holistic treatments, private spa suites intimate lounge garden and Tea Room overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This spa offers over 300 hand-crafted holistic products to enhance your everyday life as well as a beautiful tea garden with customized organic tea blends.
These days, it is very simple to offer generic services and a product, which is why Creative Chakra Spa feels so strongly that organic products – customized spa therapies truly show love for facilitating the healing process. Couples have the option to choose therapies a la Carte or the specialized couple packages; such as ancient Ayurveda and every package is customized with a holistic healing focus. Couples can relax in the steam herbal glass and bamboo room or the garden infrared sauna or the over-sized custom built bath jacuzzi for 2 (with ozone) on the lanai or canopy area.
Indulge in a hundred an twenty minutes of this ancient romantic ritual “ The Turkish Hammam” which includes a custom hot oil massage and a brisk lemongrass and basil purifying aromatherapy sea salt body scrub followed by a rinse before a sensuous aromatherapy soak by candlelight in an oversized soaking Jacuzzi. After your soak, warm up in the sauna room or lounge by the fire in the romantic garden area.
A special day may also encompass a spa and yoga retreat either at the beach or the spa yoga room. This is especially a favorite and really allows the mind to wind down and leave both of you in that special, sacred healing space truly bringing serenity to your relationship and state of mind. Other packages include relaxing with your loved one and enjoying a hot stone massage side by side, afterwards relaxing in the private spa suite or the garden ending your massage with a glass of bubbly.
Seaweed wraps, Mud Wraps, Shirodhara and vitamin C showers are worth a mention in some of the amenities on offer with a complimentary aromatherapy sugar scrub bar & custom blend Tea Room and: of course, the star of the show, The Pacific Ocean, just steps away! Enjoy the waves before your custom spa therapy and take your own spa journey here at Creative Chakra Spa. Free Parking at the Beach, exclusive and private for Couples Massage Packages with a moroccan or indonesian type of decor that is also laid back and beachy. You may end up in only one of the rooms and think that is a small spa until you take a journey through the maze of rooms and beautiful tranquil areas that has been Creative Chakra Spa for the last 13 plus years at this location!
3401 Pacific Ave, 2A & 2B, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
This is the second art show this 2015 featuring Creative Chakra Spa owner original art work. The whole Venice Art Crawl is located at Washington Square just 1 min walk from Creative Chakra Spa, do the rounds and wind up at Creative Chakra Spa for a holiday celebration while exploring the art work of Sandie West, Creative
Chakra Spa owner.The winners of the 12 days of xmas will receive there prizes and there may be a screening of Phishing for Love short film directed and produced by Sandie West. A romantic comedy that won the audience award at the MDR Film Fest
Veda MeLA 2015 will feature a full-spectrum day spa hosted by Creative Chakra Spa. We have partnered to create specialized Veda MeLA exclusive treatments that are dedicated to holistic health, fitness, and empowering your mind, body, and spirit. Allow yourself a beautiful break from full days of workshops and yoga classes to wind down and recenter with healing therapies, gourmet teas, and luscious spa products. To learn more about what will be available at Veda MeLA 2015, click here.
Creative Chakra Spa started as an aromatherapy product line, with CEO Sandie West creating smooth balms and moisturizers for special aromatherapy clientele. Creative Chakra Spa is now a Holistic Healing Oasis Spa in a tranquil setting at the beach with some of Los Angeles’ top trainers and therapists, including guest instructors from all over the world. This hidden gem is an oceanside retreat, featuring luxurious massages, facials, wraps, and scrubs. With exclusive and private use of their garden infrared sauna, jacuzzi, or variety of baths, visitors enjoy an intimate ambiance with ocean breezes.
Creative Chakra Spa is offering specialized body therapies on-site at Veda MeLA that align with the event’s intentions and mission. To book, click here and select Veda MeLA from the drop-down menu.
Kerala Ayurveda (60 Minutes) – $115
Balancing the doshas by releasing and distributing chakra energies to all the body’s cells. Third-eye oil drip calms the mind.
Abayanga (50 Minutes) – $115
Detox and rebalance. For best results, have two therapists work on you simultaneously!
Marma Points (50 Minutes) – $115
Massaging these energy points promotes pranic flow and healing.
Pindasweda (50 Minutes) – $115
Gentle herbal rejuvenation concentrating on all joints.
Ayurvedic Glow (50 Minutes) – $115
Dosha analysis: which elements are strong and weak in your now? Does Vata, Pita, or Kapha dominate in you now? Dry skin brush, followed by a massage of blended oils to moderate your overcharged doshas and stimulate your undercharged doshas.
1933 S. Broadway, Lower Level
Los Angeles, CA 90007
November 7-8, 2015
Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm
The Marina Del Rey Film Festival will hold its 4th edition on November 13th & 14th, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Festival announced a call for submissions for films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world from features to shorts.
Returning for the fourth year is Marina Del Rey Film Festival with venues at the MDR Hilton and Beach Dancer Films, the Festival’s creative hub and destination for festival-goers, industry and press where innovative events, select Marina Del Rey Talks panels, Awards night, parties, and more will take place. Festival Director Jon Gursha is working with Peter Greene to program the festival and bring in films from around the world as well as showcase local filmmakers.
Beach Dancer Films will hold the festival launch kickoff party with shorts and some feature films on Friday November 13th 4.30-10pm hosted by Sandie West at Beach Dancer Films. This event is sponsored by Creative Chakra Spa. On Saturday, November 14th, at The Double Tree Hilton in Marina Del Rey, the program starts at 11am with shorts and feature films till 9 p.m. This will culminate in the Official Film Awards after party at 10 p.m. till midnight, November 14th, with renowned world DJ Mark Lewis (Mixology) back at Beach Dancer Films.
The Marina Del Rey Film Festival is in its fourth year, previously held at the Marriott Courtyard Marina del Rey, Burton Chase Park, Stella Luxury Apartments, and Creative Chakra Spa with events at Fisherman’s Village Shanghai Reds and Cabo Cantina in Marina del Rey. The Marina Del Rey Film Festival primarily focuses on independent films and showcasing independent filmmakers. MDRFF continues to encourage and promote the spirit of film-making and indie film in Marina Del Rey and Los Angeles.
The Festival benefits from both the deep cultural heritage of Marina del Rey and the strength of the US market. Feature and short films for the 2016 edition can be submitted through the Marina Del Rey Film Festival website with the final deadline for shorts on November 1st, 2015, and for features on November 5th, 2015.
ABOUT THE MARINA DEL REY FILM FESTIVAL
Now in its 4th year, the Marina Del Rey Film Festival offers unparalleled access to creative voices through film programming, live performances and conversations with the most compelling artists working today. Jon Gursha and Peter Greene founded the festival as a venue for independent filmmakers to showcase work on the westside of Los Angeles. The Marina del Rey Film Festival is operated by Film Marketing Services Inc. The Festival is a chance to discover new voices, experience buzzed about films, as well as to explore TV, web series and alternative media on the west-side of Los Angeles.
For more information or enquiries on how to submit your film: visit us