comedy

Peace Love and Misunderstanding

Opens in theaters June 8th

By Jordan Younger

When we think of Woodstock, we think of ’60s counterculture festivals and a free-spirited vibe. According to the upcoming feature film Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, not much has changed with the Woodstock of today. The town itself ends […]

Jordan Younger is a student at Loyola Marymount University and a Yoga teacher in training who loves the ocean, being outdoors, and tasting delicious vegetarian food around L.A. She hopes write novels in the future, and if she is not on the yoga mat you will probably find her at the beach, hiking with her friends, or playing with her adorable nieces.
By | June 5th, 2012|Film|0 Comments

Comedy Benefits Yoga-Based Activism

Off the Mat into the WorldAs yoga becomes more mainstream by the day, partnerships between charitable organizations and Yoga-driven endeavors raise funds and consciousness, even with humor.

On November 16, the newly formed organization, Transforming the World Through Comedy, will launch […]

Karen Henry is an Associate Editor at LA YOGA who volunteers in a variety of capacities for nonprofit organizations and artists around Los Angeles. She practices yoga as a counterbalance to her daily impact sports and is a mother of four grown children who also practice yoga (well, the two in California at least).
By | December 15th, 2011|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Arm and Arm

They say follow your bliss but I say follow your pain. Because I’m starting to notice that when I follow my pain, then my bliss follows me.

This happened recently with my arm pain. The pain had become so bad that at the end of class, […]

Beth Lapides is currently touring her show 100% Happy 88% of the Time and teaching The Comedian?s Way workshops. Subscribe to the new My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat podcast on iTunes or listen to it on bethlapides.com. Email her at [email protected]
By | November 27th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Beth Lapides

100% Happy 88% Of The Time…And In The Moment

The first time I encountered Beth Lapides, she was accepting an award for her work as a comedian, teacher, entertainer, speaker, and collaborative force in creating funny, smart, and dare we say uplifting storytelling through the popular […]

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 26th, 2011|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Beth Lapides’ 100% Happy 88% Of The Time

Community : Seen & Heard

Cha-Ching: Swapping The Mind For A Song
Wednesdays Through December 15!

Having been hit hard on the head by the Woo Woo Fairy’s weighty wand early on (at birth), I’m already a member of the striving-towards-awakening choir to which Beth Lapides is not really […]

Beth Lapides is currently touring her show 100% Happy 88% of the Time and teaching The Comedian?s Way workshops. Subscribe to the new My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat podcast on iTunes or listen to it on bethlapides.com. Email her at [email protected]
By | November 27th, 2010|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

A More Perfect Yoga

One of my teachers describes the ultimate expression of a pose to his mostly beginning students with the phrase: In a perfect Yoga world. For instance he might say: In a perfect Yoga world, your head would meet your foot.

On good days In a perfect […]

Beth Lapides is currently touring her show 100% Happy 88% of the Time and teaching The Comedian?s Way workshops. Subscribe to the new My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat podcast on iTunes or listen to it on bethlapides.com. Email her at [email protected]
By | March 28th, 2010|Yoga|0 Comments

To See Or Not to See

Not being an actress, model or wannabe of any kind, I don’t think my eye pillow would mind if I tell you it is old. Fortunately, its dark purple color camouflages nine years of eyeliner residue. (Yes, I’m one of those girls who wears makeup […]

Dr. Lorin Roche began practicing with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in 1968 as part of scientific research on the physiology of meditation. He has a PhD from the University of California at Irvine, where his research focused on the language meditators generate to describe their inner experiences. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy. With his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women. A teacher of meditation for 46 years, Lorin’s approach centers on how to customize the practices to suit one’s individual nature. Lorin’s Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training begins in April, a 200 hour certification program registered with Yoga Alliance: meditationtt.com. Lorin and Camille will be at Esalen with Margot Anand and Shauna Shapiro for Beyond Tantra: Science Spirit and Sexuality, March 20-25.
By | December 5th, 2009|Meditation|0 Comments

Either Orb

A Family Photo Album

Sometimes you’re born into a family, sometimes you marry into one and sometimes you find your family in a room filled with sweaty headstanders. But whether you are bound by blood, love or belief, family means family photos. Usually the family comes […]

Beth Lapides is currently touring her show 100% Happy 88% of the Time and teaching The Comedian?s Way workshops. Subscribe to the new My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat podcast on iTunes or listen to it on bethlapides.com. Email her at [email protected]
By | July 23rd, 2009|Spirituality|0 Comments

My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat: The Mistress Cleanse

One day I walked into class and noticed that since I had seen my teacher last, like two days ago, he’d changed. Good-bye robust athletic yogi, hello rock star. Not the junkie kind either. The thin, trim, spry, stage-roaming, glowing kind.

After class, when I asked […]

Beth Lapides is currently touring her show 100% Happy 88% of the Time and teaching The Comedian?s Way workshops. Subscribe to the new My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat podcast on iTunes or listen to it on bethlapides.com. Email her at [email protected]
By | June 24th, 2009|Detox & Cleanse|0 Comments

My Other Car Is A Yoga mat: State Of The Union

The other day Greg and I were stuck in some mood-ruining slow-and-go traffic. Instead of picking a fight we picked a mantra (sacred syllable) and started chanting. Somewhere between the opening om and the closing swaha, the air cleared and we were in it together […]

Beth Lapides is currently touring her show 100% Happy 88% of the Time and teaching The Comedian?s Way workshops. Subscribe to the new My Other Car Is A Yoga Mat podcast on iTunes or listen to it on bethlapides.com. Email her at [email protected]
By | May 25th, 2009|Yoga|0 Comments