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A Conversation with Global Wellness Day Founder Belgin Aksoy

Global Wellness Day Say Yes to Wellness Kim Kessler Belgin Askoy LA YOGA

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 […]

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

Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft helps train the Golden State Warriors

Dana Kraft Yoga Teacher for Golden State Warriors LA YOGA

 

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 […]

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

Say Yes to Wellness: Global Wellness Day Celebrated Worldwide on June 11

Global Wellness Day LA YOGA four seasons spa massage

With the slogan, “One Day Can Change Your Whole Life,” Turkish destination spa owner and cancer survivor Belgin Aksoy sparked a worldwide movement that is now celebrated in 100 countries. Now celebrating its fifth year, Global Wellness Day is […]

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.
By | June 6th, 2016|Spas|0 Comments

The Meaning of Harambe: Freedom and Gorillas

His name was Harambe, which means, “lets pull together” in one of the native languages of East Africa. He was a silverback Gorilla and is reported to be a Western Lowland Gorilla.

If he were free, his home would be like  the slopes of the Virunga volcanoes where clouds meet the treetops. He might feast on bamboo […]

By | June 1st, 2016|Cause & Activism|4 Comments

Retreat with Rebecca Benenati in Ojai

Join Rebecca Benenati for a yoga and meditative weekend retreat.

Rebecca Benenati is known for her ability to nurture her students and serve as a guide for practice and for life. She is a yoga teacher, mother, massage therapist, childbirth educator, doula, and former co-owner of City Yoga who now teaches at Rising Lotus, […]

Tiffany Palazzini is on the Surfrider Executive Committee team as an earth lover & tree hugger recycling one butt at a time.
By | May 19th, 2016|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Naam Yoga takes over Mexico City

A Yoga Gathering for Global Peace

Imagine a gathering of 100,000 people meditating. Let’s put it in perspective for a moment. The census population of Santa Monica in 2010 was 89,736 and in 2009, U2 performed at the Rose Bowl for a record-breaking sellout crowd of 97,014 people. In Mexico City in […]

By | May 17th, 2016|COMMUNITY|0 Comments

SoulCycle, Culver City

SoulCycle opens the doors to the home of its West Coast headquarters in Culver City.

The latest studio to be opened by juggernaut SoulCycle is in LA’s buzzed-about up-and-coming destination called Platform, an urban complex housed in Culver City’s Hayden Tract neighborhood. Platform is also the home of SoulCycle’s West Coast headquarters.

I visited the indoor cycling […]

Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.
By | May 17th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Sitting Down with R. Sharath Jois

How any place can become a spiritual place and the power of one-on-one practices.

If you have practiced any form of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Power Yoga, you have practiced the teachings of the late influential teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who brought the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as we know it today to the West. As a […]

Leslie Hendry is an advanced Ashtanga Yoga practitioner who lives in Los Angeles and is also rooted in India and her native Texas. A former New York attorney, she recently designed the #3-ranked kids app “Everything Has a Home” and is working on her second book. azawhistle.com
By | May 16th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Sacred Feminine Retreat: Guide to Joy

Immerse yourself in the ancient wisdom of feminine healers during a week in Ojai.

Join a group of Siberian healers and shamans in an immersive weekend-long retreat exploring love and relationships, filled with mystical rituals, ancient wisdom, blessings, laughter, sensual dancing, and yoga for rejuvenation. Learn the ancient art of harmonious relations for business and personal […]

Tiffany Palazzini is on the Surfrider Executive Committee team as an earth lover & tree hugger recycling one butt at a time.
By | May 13th, 2016|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Shakti Fest May 2016

Shakti Fest returns to Joshua Tree for five days of singing, yoga workshops and celebration.

The Sanskrit word Shakti refers to the creative energy of the divine feminine. An annual event since 2009, these five days in the desert bring together noted global yoga teachers, workshop leaders, and sacred musicians all with a focus on […]

Tiffany Palazzini is on the Surfrider Executive Committee team as an earth lover & tree hugger recycling one butt at a time.
By | May 11th, 2016|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments