Author, speaker, teacher, visionary, world-changer Dr. Wayne Dyer believed in the potential for each one of us to fully affect and live our destiny. His life and work provided both roadmap and example for possibility. He believed in the ability for us to live our dreams. The world is forever changes because of his commitment to speaking out. On Sunday, August 30. Wayne Dyer left this physical plane. Although he had been diagnosed with leukemia, he had also been vocal in his path of healing and had successfully eliminated the disease from his body; the cause of his death was attributed to heart failure.

Dr. Wayne Dyer earned his PhD in educational counseling and was a professor at St. John’s University in New York before his 1976 book, Your Erroneous Zones, became one of the best-selling books of all time. Since then, his inspirational words have impacted countless seekers on the path. “My purpose is to help people look at themselves and begin to shift their concepts,” Dr. Dyer said. “Remember, we are not our country, our race, or religion. We are eternal spirits. Seeing ourselves as spiritual beings without label is a way to transform the world and reach a sacred place for all of humanity.” This is his profound legacy. May we all carry the torch with hope, light, and sacred spirit.


Felicia Tomasko is the editor in chief of LA YOGA and Find Bliss Magazines and the President of the Bliss Network.

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.