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A Retreat Without The Travel With Goldie Graham - Starlight La Jolla

San Diego based yoga and fitness DJ, Justin Kanoya, and yoga teacher, Goldie Graham.

San Diego based yoga and fitness DJ, Justin Kanoya, and yoga teacher, Goldie Graham.

After a couple of missed attempts, I finally had the opportunity to DJ an event with yoga teacher extraordinaire, Goldie Graham.

Goldie, who teaches yoga in San Diego, routinely hosts multi-day yoga retreats in different areas of the country (and the world). But on this day, she put together a one-day retreat at a quaint venue in La Jolla. She called it a “retreat without the travel.”

It took place at the Starlight La Jolla, a perfect the spot for a perfect afternoon to flow and then enjoy tasty treats and then a couple of hours in and around the pool.

Here’s a look at the soundtrack for the day:

Yoga
Tiny Island - Le Valse Petit
DJ Drez - Floating Sweetness
Jason Mraz - Love Someone
Cigarettes After Sex - Crush
Portugal. The Man - Feel It Still (Gryffin Remix)
Sol Rising - Misty Morning
Gorillaz ft George Benson - Humility
The Soil - Unspoken Word
Route 94 ft Jess Glynne - My Love (Instrumental)
Sol Rising - Destiny
Dillon Francis & Kygo f./James Hersey - Coming Over
Odesza ft WYNNE & Mansionair - Line Of Sight
A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It (Select Mix Remix)
Nas - If I Ruled The World (Select Mix Remix)
KREAM & Clara Mae - Drowning
Sol Rising - To The Sun
Prismo - Breathe
Moby - This Wild Darkness
Jauz & Kiiara - Diamonds
DJ Taz Rashid - At Home
Ingmarlo f./DJ Taz Rashid - Invoke Within
Jason Mraz - Rise
Carl Miles - Star Gazer
Michelle Qureshi - Shivasana

Goldie Graham teaches yoga at the Starlight La Jolla during her Retreat Without The Travel event.

Goldie Graham teaches yoga at the Starlight La Jolla during her Retreat Without The Travel event.

Post Yoga Pool Party
Jess Glynne - Ain't Got Far To Go
HAIM - Want You Back
Bay Ledges - Safe
George Ezra - Budapest
Afrojack f./Mike Taylor - SummerThing!
Klingande - Jubel (Radio Edit)
Erykah Badu - Love Of My Life
2 Pac - Keep Ya Head Up (Select Mix Remix)
TLC - Creep (Select Mix Remix)
Brandy - Sittin Up In My Room (Select Mix Remix)
Shanice - I Love Your Smile
Bill Withers - Lovely Day (Full Phatt Remix)
Queen, Notorius B.I.G. - Fat Bottom Girls Hypnotize (Acapella In To Instrumental)
A Tribe Called Quest - Bonita Applebum
Fugees - Killing Me Softly with His Song
Lauv - I Like Me Better
Eve - Who's That Girl
Shaggy ft Samantha Cole - Luv Me (Sex Machine)
Angie Martinez ft Sacario & Lil Mo - If I Could Go
Adina Howard X Big Pun - Freak Like Me vs. Still Not A Playa (Acapella Out)
Dua Lipa - IDGAF (PeteDown Flavor Mix)
Mariah Carey - Fantasy (Select Mix Remix)
Destiny's Child - Jumpin' Jumpin' (Jean Tonique Remix)
Justin Bieber vs Aaliyah - Let Me Love You vs Rock The Boat
Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne - Rather Be (Mighty Mi & Slugworth Twerk Mix)
LL Cool J - Around The Way Girl (Untouchables Remix)
Palm Trees - Casanova
Tori Kelly - Should've Been Us (Lost Kings Remix)
Kygo & Selena Gomez - It Ain't me (Not So Typical Remix)
Kid N Play - Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody (Select Mix Remix)
Boogie Vice - Bel Air
Duke Dumont f./Jax Jones - I Got U
Backstreet Boys X Jonas Blue - I Want It That Way X Fast Car (Ragoza Blend)
Jonas Blue f./Dakota - Fast Car
Foster The People - Sit Next To Me (Stereotypes Remix)
A-Ha - Take On Me (Kygo Remix)
ZHU - Generationwhy
Disclosure ft Sam Smith - Latch (G Duppy Reggae Remix)
Natalie La Rose f./Jeremih - Somebody
Ashanti - Rock Wit U (Awww Baby)
Calvin Harris f./Frank Ocean & Migos - Slide
Timeflies - Once In A While
Camila Cabello f./Young Thug - Havana
Maroon 5 f./SZA - What Lovers Do
Cheat Codes f./Fetty Wap - Feels Great
Justin Timberlake - Senorita
N.E.R.D. ft Rihanna - Lemon (Mr. Collipark Remix)
Stevie Wonder - My Cherie Amour
Lighter Shade of Brown - On A Sunday Afternoon (Select Mix Remix)
Beyonce - Love On Top
Calvin Harris f./Dua Lipa - One Kiss
Rudimental f./Jess Glynne & Macklemore - These Days

Fitbit Local San Diego Celebrates Two Year Anniversary - Bird’s Surf Shed Yoga

Fitbit Local San Diego celebrates two years with a yoga session at Bird’s Surf Shed.

Fitbit Local San Diego celebrates two years with a yoga session at Bird’s Surf Shed.

From left, Sheri Matthews, Bird Huffman, Mike Sherbakov and Justin Kanoya. Matthews, Sherbakov and Kanoya put on a Fitbit Local event at Bird’s Surf Shed, a San Diego surf shop owned by Huffman.

From left, Sheri Matthews, Bird Huffman, Mike Sherbakov and Justin Kanoya. Matthews, Sherbakov and Kanoya put on a Fitbit Local event at Bird’s Surf Shed, a San Diego surf shop owned by Huffman.

Two years ago, Fitbit Local started, not only in San Diego, but nationwide. San Diego was the first city to launch the program, with the purpose of bringing local communities together in the name of fitness. It’s now in several other cities, but my heart always remains in San Diego. In November 2015, I was part of that first event with Fitbit Local ambassadors, Sheri Matthews and Mike Sherbakov. And so much has happened since then to all of us.

Mike and Sheri wanted to do something special to celebrate this two-year milestone. They decided to make it a yoga only meet-up and found one of the coolest and “so San Diego” spots to do it at, Bird’s Surf Shed.

Bird’s, a venue that is actually in a shed, that just happens to be one of the biggest surf shops in San Diego. When I heard that’s where it was happening, a spot where I DJ’d a yoga event in the past, I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

Our band of three was back together again for what would be an amazing night of yoga and music. There was something special about this night. It’s hard to explain, but there was magic happening.

Perhaps it’s because many of these large yoga events (this one had 150 people attending) are usually in spaces that are nearly impossible to have total silence. But we had it here. Add in the mellow beats of the music, as well as some architectural lighting that faded in and out of those beats, people were just transformed into something different during this flow.


Here’s a look at the music that was played on this magical night.

  • Jamie Duvel, Dr. J. James - Follow Your Heart (Ambient Mix)
  • Jason Mraz - Rise
  • Jason Mraz - Love Someone
  • Mike Taylor - Colours (Instrumental)
  • Cheat Codes & Cade - Stay With You (Instrumental)
  • Khalid - Location
  • DJ Taz Rashid - At Home
  • Dillon Francis & Kygo f./James Hersey - Coming Over
  • Kygo f./Ellie Goulding - First Time (Promo Only Quick Edit)
  • Disclosure ft Lorde - Magnets
  • Maroon 5 ft SZA - What Lovers Do (Cabuizee & Nikki X Remix)
  • Sam Feldt f./Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love
  • Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (Select Mix Remix)
  • Odesza ft WYNNE & Mansionair - Line Of Sight
  • Drake - Passionfruit (Instrumental)
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better
  • Nagayaki Hushimo - Kurama Silence
  • Florence & The Machine - Stand By Me
  • Dewey Dellay - Yoga Peace

DJ Kanoya Restorative Yoga Flow - Live Yoga Music Mix

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This is a continuous 60+ minute restorative yoga setlist, originally programmed for the August 22, 2017 Savasana at Sunset taught by Sara Shermis. The first 10 minutes are ambient, useful for a warm-up flow and/or meditation. The pace picks up slightly, with vocal tracks sprinkled in throughout. But the pace is mostly slow, specifically for the restorative nature of the class it was created for.

At 55:27, the music is all ambient for approximately 20 minutes. This gives you a window for both a cool down and savasana.

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Track List

  • Stars Over Foy - At the End of the Ocean
  • Jamie Duvel, Dr. J. James - Follow Your Heart (Ambient Mix)
  • Hanspeter Kruesi - Velvet Suns
  • Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
  • Mike Taylor - Colours (Instrumental)
  • DJ Taz Rashid - At Home
  • Disclosure ft Lorde - Magnets
  • Max Oshourkoff - Jennyary (Secret Voices Ambient Mix)
  • Cheat Codes & Cade - Stay With You
  • Doug Kidder - Tranquility
  • Kamil Esten - Endless Way (Vechigen Endless Ambient Remix)
  • Carl Miles - Calcutta
  • Sam Feldt f./Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love
  • Jai Wolf - Indian Summer
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better
  • Odesza ft WYNNE & Mansionair - Line Of Sight
  • Nagayaki Hushimo - Kurama Silence
  • Florence & The Machine - Stand By Me
  • Banks - Crowded Places
  • Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band - Ramachandra
  • Kaoru Watanabe - Shinobu
  • Michelle Qureshi - Shivasana

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Tuesday Night Savasana at Sunset with Sara Shermis

Sara Shermis leads a yoga class at La Valencia hotel in La Jolla, Calif. 

Sara Shermis leads a yoga class at La Valencia hotel in La Jolla, Calif. 

Lululemon La Jolla’s Tuesday night yoga sessions continued throughout the summer, and I had a chance to squeeze in another DJ session. The event, Savasana at Sunset, is a benefit to OG Yoga, an organization that brings the practice of yoga to those that may not otherwise be exposed to it, including underprivileged youth, battered women and even prison inmates.

For the August 22 session, I was introduced to San Diego yoga instructor, Sara Shermis, who I had the pleasure of DJing alongside for the first time.


Check out the setlist below:

  • Stars Over Foy - At the End of the Ocean
  • Jamie Duvel, Dr. J. James - Follow Your Heart (Ambient Mix)
  • Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
  • Mike Taylor - Colours (Instrumental)
  • DJ Taz Rashid - At Home
  • Disclosure ft Lorde - Magnets
  • Max Oshourkoff - Jennyary (Secret Voices Ambient Mix)
  • Cheat Codes & Cade - Stay With You
  • Doug Kidder - Tranquility
  • Sam Feldt f./Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love
  • Jai Wolf - Indian Summer
  • Lauv - I Like Me Better
  • Odesza ft WYNNE & Mansionair - Line Of Sight
  • Nagayaki Hushimo - Kurama Silence
  • Florence & The Machine - Stand By Me
  • Dewey Dellay - Yoga Peace
  • Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band - Ramachandra
  • Kaoru Watanabe - Shinobu
  • Michelle Qureshi - Shivasana

Sunset Yoga Flow with Lululemon and La Valencia

San Diego yoga DJ, Justin Kanoya (left), and yoga instructor, Brett Timmons pose after the Savasana at Sunset event held on August 1 at La Valencia.

San Diego yoga DJ, Justin Kanoya (left), and yoga instructor, Brett Timmons pose after the Savasana at Sunset event held on August 1 at La Valencia.

This summer, Lululemon La Jolla has teamed up with OG Yoga for a Savasana at Sunset, a Tuesday night series of yoga events at La Valencia hotel.

OG Yoga is an organization that brings the practice of yoga to those that may not otherwise be exposed to it, including underprivileged youth, battered women and even prison inmates. It’s mission is “to deliver trauma informed mindfulness based yoga through partnerships with non-profit organizations serving marginalized individuals to support healing, resilience, self-development and positive social change.”  

My dear friend Brett Timmons was leading the class on August 1. It would be the biggest class she had ever taught and I knew I wanted to be a part of it and help out with the music for the night. Since it was primariy a restorative style of yoga, the beats were super mellow throughout.

    Here’s a look a the setlist:

    • Jamie Duvel, Dr. J. James - Follow Your Heart (Ambient Mix)
    • Hanspeter Kruesi - Velvet Suns
    • Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
    • David Waugh - Inner Peace
    • Stars Over Foy - At the End of the Ocean
    • Kygo f./Ellie Goulding - First Time
    • Max Oshourkoff - Jennyary (Secret Voices Ambient Mix)
    • Doug Kidder - Tranquility
    • Nora En Pure - Saltwater
    • Kaleo - All The Pretty Girls
    • Kamil Esten - Endless Way (Vechigen Endless Ambient Remix)
    • Katie Melua - Just Like Heaven
    • Carl Miles - Calcutta
    • Sam Feldt f./Kimberly Anne - Show Me Love
    • Florence & The Machine - Stand By Me
    • Nagayaki Hushimo - Kurama Silence
    • Banks - Crowded Places
    • Dewey Dellay - Yoga Peace
    • Kaoru Watanabe - Shinobu
    • Krisztian Vass - Shell
    • Michelle Qureshi - Shivasana