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November 28, 2011

Hey Yoga Girl? Whole Foods Parking Lot guy is back.

So many good lines. And having dipped my toes in the LA yoga scene…well, he nailed it. Enjoy.

Ref: Manduka, Vinnie, Urth, Rawvolution, TOMS…who all else who you know is in the vid?

Nah, I’m a stay:

Music video by Fog and Smog performing Yoga Girl. (C) 2011

It’s gettin’ real in tha Whole Foods Parking Lot:

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Michael Jul 30, 2012 7:33pm

"having dipped my toes in the LA yoga scene…well, he nailed it."

Really? I saw what looked like some flashes of Exhale in Venice. And a cheap endorsement of Yoga Works (in Venice) there at the end, and some street scenes from . . . yeah, you got it . . . Venice. Waylon, did you go anywhere else except Venice and maybe Santa Monica? Venice is maybe 3% of the LA "yoga scene" and Santa Monica is maybe another 2%. I have lived and practiced in LA for a long, long time, and none of the images in the video "nailed" anything about my experience of 95% of the LA yoga community.

I think it is a good video that is funny and well made. But to introduce it by saying that it characterizes a large, complex and very rich community of practitioners is to manifest the same kind of shallowness that the video pokes fun at.

jessicaboisseau Jul 30, 2012 10:35am

"It's thoughts of you that keep my Manduka mat moist" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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