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.

Crescent Lunge Variation Pose at LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Shoot

Click on image for larger view Photo By: David Young-Wolff Yoga Pose: Ellette Craddock Hair: JJ Jeffries Makeup: Dawn Sorenson Styling: Bree Montanarello Shot on location - Young-Wolff Studios Santa Monica Check out full slideshow: LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Slideshow Some of the best poses to counteract our habits of too much time [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Don't Show on Home Page, Style & Apparel|0 Comments

Firefly Pose Tittibhasana at LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Shoot

Click on image for larger view Photo By: David Young-Wolff Yoga Pose: Ellette Craddock Hair: JJ Jeffries Makeup: Dawn Sorenson Styling: Bree Montanarello Shot on location - Young-Wolff Studios Santa Monica Check out full slideshow: LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Slideshow   Dedicated yogini Ada Hung believes that performance wear should also be fun [...]

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Balanced Crow Pose Bakasana at LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Shoot

Click on image for larger view Photo By: David Young-Wolff Yoga Pose: Ellette Craddock Hair: JJ Jeffries Makeup: Dawn Sorenson Styling: Bree Montanarello Shot on location - Young-Wolff Studios Santa Monica Check out full slideshow: LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Slideshow Ellette demonstrates that balancing asks us to engage in the art of concentration [...]

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LA Yoga 2016 Fall Fashion Slide Show

Photo By: David Young-Wolff Yoga Models: Kate Hinkins & Ellette Craddock Hair: JJ Jeffries Makeup: Dawn Sorenson Styling: Bree Montanarello Shot on location - Young-Wolff Studios Santa Monica Click on images to read more details on the items, the companies and the designers.

By | September 1st, 2016|photo gallery, Style & Apparel|0 Comments

Tribute to TKV Desikachar

“TKV Desikachar gave his life to making yoga understandable to the western mind transmitting the Great Tradition as it was brought forth by his father T Krishnamacharya,” said longtime student Mark Whitwell. On August 8, in Chennai, India, TKV Desikachar died at the age of 78, at the end of a long illness. Desikachar was [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

David Lynch, Meditation, and Yoga Gives Back

    Yoga Gives Back: How did you get involved with the practice of Transcendental Meditation? David Lynch: Sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s I heard a phrase, “True happiness is not out there—true happiness lies within.” This phrase had a ring of truth to it for me. But it is a frustrating [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Meditation|1 Comment

Visiting the Spa with Alysia Reiner

Photo of Alysia Reiner at Exhale Spa at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood by photographer David Young-Wolff. Yoga, Massage, and other Self-Care Tips from an Actress on the Go This actress, filmmaker, activist, and mom knows how to maintain balance amidst a busy schedule of traveling, filmmaking, and raising a family. When it [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Spas|2 Comments

Women’s Retreat by Outessa Summit

Outessa Summit photo by Christin Healey If your bucket list includes a women's retreat in the form of an outdoor adventure, then this Summer and Fall offers you opportunities to immerse yourself in accessible yet off the beaten path experiences. Participants in the Outessa women’s retreat series have the opportunity to build their [...]

By | July 14th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Eckhart Tolle Living a Life of Presence

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth. In this interview about Living a Life of Presence, he answers some of the most common questions from his readers and live audiences related to intuition, gratitude, and teaching young people mindfulness. LA [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

A Conversation with Global Wellness Day Founder Belgin Aksoy

LA YOGA: You've said that your own thyroid cancer helped you to change your life and understand the importance of wellness. What inspired the founding of Global Wellness Day? Belgian Aksoy: A few years ago, just prior to establishing the Global Wellness Day concept, I asked myself the following question: "Health is one of the most [...]

By | June 10th, 2016|Spas|1 Comment