PRACTICE

Speir Pilates in Santa Monica

Contemporary, cool, and clean, Speir Pilates exudes the vibe of a fully modern studio with floor-to-ceiling windows, white walls contrasting exposed black ceilings, concrete floors, and eight Pilates reformers. With limited class size (eight—one person per machine), the classes are already booking up after just a few months; so if you want to partake, make [...]

By | July 23rd, 2016|Pilates|0 Comments

Eckhart Tolle Living a Life of Presence

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth. In this interview about Living a Life of Presence, he answers some of the most common questions from his readers and live audiences related to intuition, gratitude, and teaching young people mindfulness. LA [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Embrace Change Shift Patterns

    One of the benefits of our yoga practice is the ability to embrace change and shift our samskaras, which are our unconscious patterns. It is a process that has been an important part of my own life. If you had blended my mom and dad into one person with the traits that caused [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Reduce Road Rage with Yoga

Photo of Liz Arch by: David Young-Wolff Take Your Practice With You Driving on the freeway in Los Angeles often resembles a scene from the movie The Fast and the Furious. Fortunately, Yoga practice can help us reduce road rage. One memorable day, I watched a car in my rearview mirror come close [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Yoga|1 Comment

Visiting Amma: Guidelines for Receiving Hugs and Meditating

If you've ever wanted to go see Amma, the famous hugging saint and spiritual teacher, but you haven't known just what to do, we have a set of instructions for you. Arrive! In Los Angeles, Amma’s programs are held at the LAX Hilton. Carpool, take public transit, cab, Uber, or Lyft, or drive yourself and [...]

By | June 12th, 2016|Spirituality|0 Comments

Adding High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) to Yoga 

My first introduction to HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) was during track and field conditioning season in college. I incorporated the practice back into my regular training after completing college, dealing with a career-ending injury, experiencing a build up of stress from a hectic work schedule, and realizing that I had an unhealthy level of weight gain. I needed a holistic [...]

By | June 4th, 2016|Cross Training|0 Comments

WHY Music in Schools

Music, Mindfulness, and Movement Go to School “I learned how much power music has and that it affects so much more of the brain…it has so much power over your emotions. It makes you feel happy when you’re sad and it makes you feel energized and calm. Different music can have different outcomes. It’s really [...]

By | May 10th, 2016|Kids Yoga|0 Comments

Yoga on Location: Walt Disney Concert Hall

Dorian is a conscious neo soul artist. He rocks his live neo soul at Yoga Flows throughout LA. His CDS Everyday Warrior: Acoutic - Neo Soul for your Soul! and Turn it into Gold are available on iTunes and Amazon. IG/Twitter @DorianWarrior Long sleeve henley and sweatpants by 2xist.com Photo by David Young-Wolff: davidyoung-wolff.com

By | May 5th, 2016|PRACTICE|0 Comments

Youth Yoga Week

Start summer with Youth Yoga Week from May 16 - 20, 2016 in Los Angeles! If you dream of yoga being offered in more schools throughout Los Angeles—connect with the nonprofit organization Youth Yoga. May marks their second annual Youth Yoga Week and since last May they’ve organized ongoing yoga programs at Abraham Lincoln High [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Kids Yoga|0 Comments

Dristi

Developing the Superpower of Direct Focus Dristi is most commonly known as the gazing point on which the eyes may focus. The word “dristi,” derives from the Sanskrit root “drstr,” which is where we get our English word “to direct.” Dristi can refer to a focal point, yet it is more than simply where we [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments