The Urban Monk book review

The Urban Monk offers secret remedies to cope with our hectic urban lifestyle.

There may be days when we long to escape to a monastery, cave, or meditation hut but we have families to care for, bills to pay, obligations to fulfill; negotiating the challenges of modern life can be stressful. As Dr Sojai says […]

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.
By | March 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

A Year of Living Mindfully book review

Randi Ragan gives readers a new sense of purpose in her book, A Year of Living Mindfully. 

As someone who has always felt the deepest peace when immersed in nature and found beauty in considering everyday actions as divine rituals, this book had me at the first page.

At its heart, A Year […]

Natalie Macam is a yoga teacher who teaches locally at Agoura Power of Yoga and Malibu Beach Yoga and leads retreats internationally:
By | March 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Book Review: Yoga: The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry

Yoga: The Practice of Myth and Sacred GeometryRama Jyoti Vernon shares insights from more than sixty years of yoga study in her new book, Yoga: The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry.

(Lotus Press) Rama Jyoti Vernon’s transformational text, Yoga: The Practice of Myth and Sacred Geometry, takes on a […]

By | April 26th, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Book Review: Ask Asha

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Book Review: Ask Asha by Asha Praver

Crystal Clarity Publishing

If you are seeking truth,

Melissa Hoon is a journalist currently training to become a Yoga instructor. She is a devoted graduate student of cultural studies and is passionate about her volunteer work, including in Vietnam on medical missions, in New Orleans rebuilding Hurricane Katrina victims? homes, and in South Africa at a home for abandoned, abused, and neglected children. These experiences have led Melissa to seek a lifestyle of helping and healing, namely through various meditation practices.
By | March 29th, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

The iRest Program for Healing PTSD

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Book Review?: The iRest Program for Healing PTSD By Richard Miller

New Harbinger Publications

One of the cofounders of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a pioneer in the field of yoga therapy, Miller is a clinical […]

Amanda Ridder is a senior at Cal State San Bernardino completing her Bachelor’s in English while researching the issue of human trafficking in the Inland Empire and serving on the editorial team at LA YOGA.
By | March 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Book Review: Heart of Miracles

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Karen Henson Jones debuts her memoir, Heart of Miracles

Transformation is the theme of the tale Karen Henson Jones relays in her debut memoir Heart of Miracles, that follows seven meaningful years of her life. Karen is a yoga teacher as well […]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Energy Medicine Yoga Book Review

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Energy Medicine Yoga: Book Review by Lauren Walker

Sounds True

The principles of energy medicine have the ability to amplify the healing power of your yoga practice. As Lauren Walker, master teacher and expert student of energy medicine, describes in this easy-to-read yet profound guidebook, energy […]

By | February 23rd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

On My Nightstand

Betsy Chasse reviews spiritual books on her nightstand.

My nightstand is a sacred place to me.  It hold my favorite picture of my kids (Max and Elora), my favorite scented candle (jasmine), the perfect reading lamp, and of course a pile of books.  My nightstand is often the last thing I see at night as well […]

By | February 15th, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Ayurveda Q & A

Ayurveda has been practiced in the US for only about 30 years, yet it is one of the systems of medicine native to India and is thousands of years old. Readers are invited to submit questions for “Ayurveda Q & A” to [email protected].

Q: I am pregnant […]

Dr. Sarita Shresta BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) has taught and consulted for twenty years in government institutes, hospitals, and international clinics and has presented at many international conferences. Dr. Shresta has received awards and special recognition as the first woman Ayurvedic physician and obstetrics-gynecology specialist in Nepal. She is the founder-director of Devi Ma Kunja Hospital in Sidapole, Nepal. Proceeds from her programs support this hospital which provides traditional Ayurvedic care to all according to their means:

Dr. Shresta will be teaching throughout the U.S. (including at Mount Madonna Center in Northern California and at the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda in Boulder, Colorado) this summer. View her entire schedule online at:

By | June 7th, 2012|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Ayurveda Q & A

Ayurveda has been practiced in the US for only about 30 years, yet it is one of the systems of medicine native to India and is thousands of years old. Readers are invited to submit questions for “Ayurveda Q & A” to [email protected].

Q: I have suffered […]

Dr. Parla Jayagopal has an M.D. degree in Ayurveda from India and works as an Associate Professor at American University of Complementary Medicine; he teaches clinical doctorate courses and schedules consultations at the university clinic in Beverly Hills. Dr. Jay also serves on the Board of Directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM). Reach him at (310) 550 – 7445. Visit: or for more information.
By | March 7th, 2012|Ayurveda|0 Comments