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Opening Night at Awareness Film Festival

Opening Night Awareness Film Festival 2014

The 10-day Awareness Film Festival  opened not with a bang but with the type of awareness befitting a longtime meditator or Zen master on Thursday, September 11. The two feature films screened that night at the beautiful Bridges Theater on […]

CD Review: Unity by Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band

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  Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band White Swan Records  I fell in love with kirtan late in my practice. It was within the expansive studio of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, not long after Hurricane Katrina. Sean Johnson […]

Rockstar Health & Fitness with Laurel Berman of Black Halo

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  We met on a wild adventure in India. The irony is we live a mile apart in LA, but destiny had our paths crossing nearly 10,000 miles away from home.  As we shared our life-changing journey exploring the Taj Mahal, Varanasi, […]

Film Review: Awake-The Life of Yogananda

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Counterpoint Films  LA Theatrical Release: October 17 Awake: The Life of Yogananda is a feature-length documentary about Swami Paramahansa Yogananda, the iconic Indian saint and teacher known for Autobiography of a Yogi. Through first-person narrative, powerful reenactments, archival footage, colorful […]

The Gift of My Guru. B.K.S. Iyengar – Touching the Core

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Whenever one thinks about a famous personality or world figure, there is the perception that they are so famous and so busy that they couldn’t possibly be available for consultation, advice, mentorship or any other personal relationship. Fortunately for those […]

DVD Review: Yoga Warrior 365

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by Rudy Mettia UDAYA Entertainment This is one gutsy yoga DVD. The box set contains 13 discs, which amounts to 36 pose tips and 13 hour-long yoga classes taught by ex-Marine-turned-yoga-instructor, Rudy Mettia. Most classes take place in a studio […]

CD Review: From Within

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By Nirinjan Kaur Spirit Voyage The mysterious power of sacred Naam, the sound current of the ocean of consciousness, is reflected powerfully in Nirinjan Kaur’s voice. She is accompanied here by Matthew Schoening and Ram Dass Khalsa: these musicians open […]

DVD Review – Gravity and Grace

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By: Peter Sterios Elevate Films   Gravity & Grace 2—Yoga for Longevity is the wonderful follow-up to Yoga instructor and Manduka founder Peter Sterios’ critically acclaimed first Gravity & Grace DVD. Directed by Elevate’s Mikki Willis, it features unique customizable […]

Book Review – Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality

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By: Chris Grosso Beyond Words   Author Chris Grosso is a musician covered in tattoos; a recovering addict well-versed in what it means to look inside oneself and be at peace. Indie is divided into “sides;” an homage to Grosso’s […]

Teacher Profile: Tiffany Friedman Finds Her Balance

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I found a lump in my breast a few days after my birthday. Yesterday I received confirmation that I am fighting breast cancer. I contemplated sharing this on FB, and after an uneasy day yesterday, I woke up this morning […]

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