Nirvana in Hollywood: See What Happened At Our Rooftop Zen Mini Yoga Retreat

We're gonna be honest here — when we sent out the word that we'd be hosting a day-long mini yoga retreat at Hollywood's Siren Studios, we were a teensy-weensy bit concerned that you R29 Angelenos would be too busy to show up. We shouldn't have been. Over 200 of you wonderful, flexible beauties joined us at our Rooftop Zen event last Friday to banish the June gloom with a day of high-quality Hatha, organic nibbles, freebies, and facial massages. Ladies and — believe it or not — gentlemen, from ages 18 to 70, rolled from downward dog to utkatasana while sipping on hydrating and refreshing resource Natural Spring Water, then joined LA editor Brenna Egan and editorial director Christene Barberich out on the deck for a super-healthful lunch, mini-facial massages from Shiseido specialists, hair braiding, and "Get Bent" totes filled with covetable Shiseido gifts, and a bit of enlightened gabbing. It was one of our most successful events ever, and certainly the most serene.
Come on into virasana and click through for a slideshow recap of the day's highlights.
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Our yoga instructor stretching it out before the throng of readers arrives.

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Custom Refinery29 yoga mats, Shiseido freebies, and all the resource Natural Spring Water you can drink? The day's looking good already.

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Our instructor helps a reader perfect a pose.

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The group in utkatasana — nice form, everybody.

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Strike a pose!

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Stretch it out!

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All that resource Natural Spring Water with natural electrolytes for crisp taste kept everyone nice and hydrated.

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An attendee amid sun salutation.

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Nice form, good style.

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We loved this bit of chalkboard encouragement.

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Between sessions, Siren's beautiful deck was the place to be.

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Our in-house Refinery29 yoga champs — marketing director Anna Plaks, editorial director Christene Barberich, and Los Angeles editor Brenna Egan.

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If you're not crazy about our "Get Bent!" totes, you need to check yourself.

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Serenity and smiles.

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Attendees flashing us their pearly whites.

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Organic munchies!

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After tough yoga sessions, everyone was all OM NOM OOOOM.

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Two readers enjoying a healthy nibble.

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The Shiseido freebies before attendees got their hands on 'em.

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Some hit our braiding stations on the way to a yoga session, others capped off their afternoon with a hot look.

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A beautiful side braid in progress.

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We weren't the only ones taking pictures.

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We can't describe how good these Shiseido mini facial massages felt.

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More Shiseido goodies.

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A pair reclines after a long day of poses and pampering.

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Just look at all this chic stretch style.

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