Karen Henry

About Karen Henry

Karen Henry is an Associate Editor at LA YOGA who volunteers in a variety of capacities for nonprofit organizations and artists around Los Angeles. She practices yoga as a counterbalance to her daily impact sports and is a mother of four grown children who also practice yoga (well, the two in California at least).

YAS Venice

Spin room at YAS on Main Street in Venice Since 2001, Kimberly Fowler’s YAS Venice (Yoga and Spinning) has inhabited a distinctive corner at the north end of Abbot Kinney. Now as of August, the Venice institution has moved to nearby Main Street at the border of Santa Monica to inhabit the space [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Seed: The Untold Story Film Review

Vandana Shiva is one of the seed experts and activists featured in the film Seed: The Untold Story Seeds? I thought I knew the whole story: GMOs, Monsanto, the massive Norwegian seed bank. Yet there’s so much more including the true diversity of seeds, the beauty, their essentialness, their history through hybridization, the [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Milton’s Secret Film Review

The film Milton's Secret is based on a children's book by Eckhart Tolle Milton’s Secret is a story about survival during the difficult middle school years, when bullying runs rampant and children begin to understand their own family’s dynamics. The protagonist Milton is portrayed by William Ainscough as a thoughtful, gentle suburban child [...]

By | September 29th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

The Sea of Trees Film Review

There is a spiritual take on The Sea of Trees Gus Van Sant is a powerful director who tackles our human inner turmoil in films such as My Own Private Idaho and now The Sea of Trees. With these stories, Van Sant gets inside the mind of the characters, to the point where you viscerally [...]

By | August 17th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Gleason Film Review

Former NFL player Steve Gleason set out to make a lasting impression for his son: to impart what fatherhood means and to teach his son about the priorities of life. So, he started a video blog where he directly spoke to his unborn son through the eye of the camera. Director Clay Tweel then crafted [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Speir Pilates in Santa Monica

Contemporary, cool, and clean, Speir Pilates exudes the vibe of a fully modern studio with floor-to-ceiling windows, white walls contrasting exposed black ceilings, concrete floors, and eight Pilates reformers. With limited class size (eight—one person per machine), the classes are already booking up after just a few months; so if you want to partake, make [...]

By | July 23rd, 2016|Pilates|0 Comments

Captain Fantastic Film Review

Matt Ross, an actor known these days for his role as Gavin Belson in the TV show Silicon Valley, is also a surprisingly deft director and screenplay writer. In his second feature, he has created a populous, intelligent, and heartfelt film titled Captain Fantastic. While the film may be a conventional intergenerational family drama-comedy at [...]

By | July 16th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Life, Animated Film Review

Owen Suskind is an unlikely film protagonist: autistic, dreamy, awkward, yet genuinely innocent and enthusiastic. The documentary Life, Animated follows this extraordinary young man on the brink of college graduation and independent living, while unveiling his life-long challenges and how he continues to creatively overcome them. This is a modern-day coming-of-age with a twist. At [...]

By | June 29th, 2016|Film|1 Comment

Love Thy Nature film review

Love Thy Nature film demonstrates how we can connect with the power and beauty of the natural world. Love Thy Nature opens with a quote from Rumi, “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the Earth.” This documentary reminds you of just [...]

By | May 4th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

SOLD Film Review

Jeffrey Brown's latest film, SOLD focuses on the topic of child sex trafficking. Child sex trafficking, as impossible as it seems, is a massive international problem affecting an astounding 5.5 million children each year. There are “more slaves in the world now than at any other time in history,” says director Jeffrey Brown. His new [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Film|0 Comments