Cause & Activism

Connecting to Clean the Ganges River

"When I am alone in the half-light of the canyon, all existence seems to fade to a being of my soul and memories... Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it." ~ Norman Maclean Imagine standing in the midst of a wide, flowing river, looking up toward its source: the soaring [...]

By | July 1st, 2013|Cause & Activism|1 Comment

Los Angeles Bans Plastic Shopping Bags

Time to stock up on your canvas totes. After years of debating, a plastic bag ban written by Councilman Paul Koretz is well on its way to being enforced. On Tuesday, June 18th the Los Angeles City Council voted to approve the ban with a vote of 11:1. Due to the fact that the vote [...]

By | June 27th, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Take Action for Animals

Southern California is infamous for having animal shelters filled with dogs and cats that could easily be winners at pet shows. In 2009, in the City and County of Los Angeles, 102,000 homeless pets were put to sleep due to lack of space. Over 30% of these animals are of purebred and desirable mixes including [...]

By | May 29th, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

People Power in the Park

Community Partnerships Power Practice There’s nothing better than practicing Yoga outdoors with friends, family, and live music—unless you're doing all of this and serving the community by supporting the efforts of a hard-working nonprofit organization. This combination has been the great effort of Yoga Vista’s Power in the Park series of classes. Yoga Vista has [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

LA ROCKS! Operation Shanti

When I visited Mysore, India, the source of my vinyasa flow and Mysore practice, I fell in love. I fell in love with the country, the chaos and the contradictions. I also fell in love with the people. After practicing at the Yoga Shala, I often passed through a slum where kids excitedly introduced themselves [...]

By | April 17th, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Yoga Rave for a Cause

RAISING THE VIBRATION OF THE PLANET Most yogis have never heard of a “yoga rave,” although many are intrigued by the concept: high-energy yoga, dancing, music and substance-free celebration. Erica Austin also sees it as an opportunity to explore the Sanskrit meaning of the word yoga by uniting the community for a worthy cause. With [...]

By | April 11th, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

On My Nightstand by Jeffrey Smith

The information necessary to make informed choices about our health and wellness is part of the mission of The HealthKeepers Alliance and the Health Freedom Expo. Jeffrey M. Smith is a global spokesperson on the health dangers of genetically modified foods. His documentary, Genetic Roulette—The Gamble of Our Lives, was the 2012 Movie of the Year [...]

By | February 27th, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Seva: Kundalini Rising for Miri Piri Academy

Snatam Kaur shares her experiences At the age of 18, few young people dream about a trip to India. But chant artist Snatam Kaur did just that, spending six months as a teaching assistant at Miri Piri Academy, the residential children’s school in India founded on the principles of education taught by Yogi Bhajan. Snatam [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Forgiveness for the Holidays

The holidays bring a sense of warmth and festivity, but can also be chaotic and stressful. The other day, I was driving down the freeway, when I witnessed road rage and the near collision of two cars that refused to yield to each other. This was a concrete example of the feelings of tension and frenetic [...]

By | December 20th, 2012|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Boards + Bands Charity

Tony Hawk, the man/child legend of skateboarding from Southern California has spent 10 years running his nonprofit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation, which builds free skateparks for at-risk youth in low-income communities. They have built more than 500 parks throughout every state in the nation, as well as supported international skate programs such as Skateistan* [...]

By | December 11th, 2012|Cause & Activism|0 Comments