Felicia M. Tomasko

About Felicia M. Tomasko

Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.

Pause Float Studio

While I’ve heard people talk about the benefits of floating, my first experience floating was at Pause Float Studio in Venice. It is located in a nondescript storefront (at least from the street) on Washington Boulevard, just east of Lincoln. The moment I stepped inside the doors of this carefully designed oasis of relaxation, it [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Spas|0 Comments

Veggie Grill adds VG Beyond Burger to their menus

There are times when our team has looked at each other while sitting at our desks to say, “Today is a Veggie Grill kind of day.” Whether it is the combination of comfort food made healthy and modern with a bit of SoCal fusion or the fact that anyone with any dietary restriction or conviction [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Restaurants|0 Comments

Blossom Atelier in Santa Monica

Main Street in Santa Monica is one of those treasures of the greater Los Angeles area. It is so close to the beach that you can smell the salt air and jaunt down to the ocean. The boutiques and shops offer chances to take the bohemian Westside vibe home with you. One of the locations [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Style & Apparel|0 Comments

111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss Book Review

The VDL Research House photographed by Lyudmila Zotova from 111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss I admit it: I love living in LA. As a native New Englander, I’m a bit shocked to hear myself say those words aloud, but it’s true. I didn’t move to the city knowing [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Inquire within when it is time to choose a teacher training program. Photo of the One Down Dog Community by Sarit Rogers (Sarit Photography) When I enrolled in my first yoga teacher training program, it was because my teacher was gathering a group of students for a nine month long course. While I [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Yoga Elementals with Tony G

Tony G and students in Yoga Elementals produced by Udaya Teacher Tony G’s passion for and dedication to practice and teaching shines throughout Yoga Elementals. Co-owner of Yoga at the Raven in Silverlake, Tony collaborated with director Airrion Copeland, musician/composer Trevor Oswalt (aka East Forest), and production company Udaya for this visually and [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Exploring Love, Death, and Time in Collateral Beauty

  (L-r) WILL SMITH as Howard and HELEN MIRREN as Brigitte in New Line Cinemas’, Village Roadshow Pictures' and Warner Bros. Pictures' ensemble drama “COLLATERAL BEAUTY,” a Warner Bros Pictures release. Photo by Barry Wetcher If death sat on the bench next to us at the dog park and struck up a conversation, [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Lisa Johnston Yoga Teacher and Fitness Instructor

Photo of Lisa at El Matador State Beach by David Young -Wolff. Lisa is wearing clothing by Iron Lily   What is your current go-to self-practice? I like to mix things up by adding resistance and HIIT training into my personal practice. I usually integrate the use of the TRX suspension trainer, a [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Niguma by Sangeeta Kaur

The very first notes of the opening track “Gayatri Mantra,” create a deeply sacred mood that also reveals some inkling of the variety of world music influences present in this album Niguma as a whole. Sound artist, vocalist, and musician Sangeeta Kaur’s second album Niguma demonstrates both her dedication to her practice as well as her [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Ele Keats Jewelry

The storefront of Ele Keats Jewelry on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica offers a glimpse into the designer's intentions.     When I first walked into Ele Keats Jewelry at Ele's August grand opening, I immediately felt the sense of intention that this designer and yoga and meditation practitioner creates in the space [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|Style & Apparel|0 Comments