A jovial Buddha statue wearing sunglasses greets students arriving at Malibu Sun Yoga, where blue and orange walls mimic the tones of a blazing sun and a calm cerulean ocean. This duality is representative of the studio's hot yoga classes, which combine warming heat with yoga practice. Inside a mirrored studio heated to a steamy 105 degrees Fahrenheit, instructors lead custom sequences of vinyasa poses that help foster balance, flexibility, and strength, and are adjustable for students of all skill levels. The elevated temperature keeps sinews limber and joints soft to facilitate safer stretches, and it also aids in detoxification by increasing blood flow to vital organs and encouraging a healthy sweat, provided students drink plenty of water. Hot yoga can also help reduce one's appetite for unhealthy foods, such as alcohol, tobacco, or marshmallows still on fire.
A local nonprofit radio station, KOCI raises awareness for other community issues and nonprofits with "A Taste of Rock," an afternoon of free giveaways, food, wine, and live music. Navigate the Taste's assembly of sponsors and vendors such as Kika Paprika, a socially responsible fashion company dedicated to reducing environmental footprints, and Hush Hush Bang Bang Salon, with stylists on hand to anoint scalp-fuzz with feather extensions for especially emphatic demands to hear "Freebird." Pleasure palates with food and drink, including bacchanalia-fueling wine tastings, before recklessly abandoning eardrums to performances by ZepShow, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, The Who Revue, a The Who tribute band, and Todash, a dynamic funk and hard-rock ensemble. VIP admission includes five raffle tickets and a meet and greet session with the bands for inquiries into the music and recommendations of hair salons that perform decent Robert Plant styling services.
Lyft plays the role of being your good friend with a car. Passengers can log into the app on their smartphone, request a ride with tap of a button, see a picture of their car and driver, and be on their way within minutes, safely in the front seat of a quirky, pink mustachioed car piloted by a background-checked driver. Bulit-in reviews ensure that drivers maintain an excellent record in the community, and passengers can charge their phone and pick music. Besides making rides convenient with cashless payments, Lyft rides also make for an economically sound choice—typically, Lyft rides cost around 30% less than traditional taxis. The company has received an array of press accolades—including features by USA Today, Forbes, and the New York Times_—and been featured in a _Conan sketch.