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Desikachar’s Yogic Legacy

A group of TKV Desikachar's students gather around him. Yoga pioneer TKV Desikachar died Monday August 8 in Chennai, India. He was 78 years old. May his family find peace in his passing. His wife Menaka Desikachar has been a gracious tower of strength, nurturing her family and ailing husband while strenuously upholding [...]

By | August 18th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|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

Happy Baby Family Studio in El Segundo

Happy Baby family studio co-founders Erin Fagerlind and Brandi Sharkey wanted to provide for the needs of young families and parents-to-be in El Segundo and its neighboring communities. The studio gives the community a space for mindful parenting and a range of offerings, including yoga, to support the entire family. Following the birth of her [...]

By | July 24th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

Ra Yoga in Newport Beach

  Ra Yoga’s flagship studio in Costa Mesa has been around and thriving for just over five years. Those who are fortunate enough to call it their “home studio” will eagerly offer commentary about their favorite classes and teachers, how beautiful the space is, or how Ra Yoga has transformed their practice. What inevitably follows [...]

By | July 18th, 2016|new studios|0 Comments

Sausal serves inspired cuisine in El Segundo

At Los Angeles restaurant Sausal, longtime resident Chef Anne Conness (formerly at Napa Valley Grille and Simmzy’s) is fascinated by the culinary history of the South Bay’s founding rancheros. “Reimagining those flavors in a way that speaks to the modern palate has been a goal of mine for quite some time,” she said of a [...]

By | July 17th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

Hyperslow Studio in Hollywood

Nestled on a rare quiet corner along the major Fairfax thoroughfare, Hyperslow is a refuge for those looking to experience life at a slower pace. Offering yoga, meditation, and a cafe stocked with locally grown, organic, and simple fare, this community studio is a one-stop-shop to enjoy a day of reflection, community, and kindness. Born from [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

On the Road with Raghunath

Portrait of Yoga Teacher and Bhakti Musician Raghunath by Susan Currie I’m on the road to an afternoon of bhakti (the yoga of devotion) with the former punk rocker and once celibate monk known these days simply as Raghunath. He traverses the world as a yoga teacher and musician spreading his message of [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|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

Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft helps train the Golden State Warriors

  While many of us may be tracking the progress of the Golden State Warriors on the court, Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft is also tracking the players’ process on the yoga mat. Dana has been teaching yoga to members of the Golden State Warriors since the Summer of 2015. She moved out to California from [...]

By | June 9th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments