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Great Expectations with Natasha Rizopoulos

  Natasha Rizopoulos Photographed at her home in Brookline, Massachusetes by Tricia Gahagan. Natasha is wearing top by Hard Tail and pants by Jala Clothing   From Beachwood Canyon to Brookline, Massachusetts In 1996, while hiking the northern section of the Hollywood Hills, Natasha Rizopoulos had a “moment.” In that reflection, in the [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Olive Yoga in Long Beach

When deciding on a name for her studio, Elizabeth Olive Bolla chose Olive not merely because it's her middle name but also because when spoken out loud, Olive Yoga sounds like "all of yoga." The name suggests that when you come to take a class, you'll be doing more than practicing postures; you'll be learning [...]

By | November 28th, 2016|Studios|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

SunLife Organics Expands beyond Malibu

Khalil Rafati (pictured, above), one of the Founders of SunLife Organics says, “In 2011, my partner Hayley and I opened the doors to the first SunLife Organics in Malibu, California with a simple mission: to love, heal and inspire” SunLife Organics has opened two new locations—in Pasadena and Manhattan Beach— to help share the remarkable [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

Hot 8 Yoga in Pasadena and Manhattan Beach

Of all of the yoga studios I have experienced in the City of Angels, Hot 8 Yoga has always felt like coming home. Since I've been teaching at Hot 8 Beverly Hills since its inception, I thought my bias contributed to my rose-colored perspective. Hot 8 Yoga began from a desire by owners Vincent and Linda [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

New Beginnings at Goda Yoga in Culver City

Nathania Stambouli at Goda Yoga Goda Yoga in Culver City first opened its doors 15 years ago in 2001 and has recently transitioned to new ownership. Nathania Stambouli is now the new owner and her personal story of desk job to yoga teacher studio owner in one year has been an inspiration to [...]

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

Journey To Center: Paul Teodo

Paul Teodo photographed by David Young-Wolff   In the suburbs of Chicago, a loud, loving Italian family instilled in their sons a love of music, of connection, and a work ethic that allowed them to explore their place in the world. One of the brothers is an insurance adjuster still in the Chicago [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

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

Love your Neighbor, See Your Neighbor: Pico Union Project

Services at Pico Union Project Jewish tradition teaches “love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Easier said than done. Los Angeles is steeped in rich diversity and overflowing with creative and cultural possibility, yet as we pursue our fast-paced flow of commuting and computing around the city, we develop blind spots. Most of [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Create Yoga Studio

Tranquility. This is the feeling evoked when you first walk into Create Yoga in Santa Monica. Maybe it’s because parking was a breeze (there are spaces in the shopping center and on Santa Monica Boulevard), maybe it’s because the floor is painted the shade of turquoise you would see in the ocean around the islands of Tahiti, or [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Studios|0 Comments