original MarianneThis afternoon, renowned author, speaker, and advocate for community involvement in social change, Marianne Williamson, has announced her independent candidacy for the US House of Representatives, California District 33. Marianne’s insightful analysis of political issues, her commitment to democracy and citizen participation, her dedication to spiritual ideals and conversation, and her meaningful engagement in positive problem-solving will influence her campaign.

Recording artist Alanis Morissette kicked off Marianne’s heartfelt announcement with hundreds attending in support and solidarity.

Learn more about Marianne Williamson at:www.marianne.com

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.