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

Original Light Book Review

The same devotion-filled voice of musician Snatam Kaur fills the pages of Original Light. If you’ve heard celebrated mantra singer Snatam Kaur chant, you were likely moved by her devotion-filled voice. In her desire to help sustain such inspiration beyond the concert hall, she’s penned a new book that guides people on “a path to [...]

By | March 31st, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Ananda Temple of Light Formal Opening

The Ananda Temple of Light is a place of community, meditation, Kriya yoga, and spiritual living. The sangha of Ananda Los Angeles has long had a presence in the City of Angels.  Its first formal temple was established in 2007 on Main Street in Santa Monica.  Over the years, the location has changed several times.  [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|Studios|0 Comments

Sacred Partnerships: in Business and Society

When we consider a partnership related to sacred business, we can recognize that Americans collectively already have a lot of experience in sacred partnership. For example, we co-created over generations what we call the land of the free and the home of the brave. It isn’t by accident—and it isn’t perfect. We know that many [...]

By | January 30th, 2015|Green Living|0 Comments


Inspired by the Sunday ciclovías, or bikeways, in Bogota, Colombia, where streets are blocked off to automobile traffic allowing cyclists, pedestrians, and street performers to take over, a small group of bike enthusiasts banded together with environmental activists and urban planners to bring the concept to LA. After months of persistent lobbying of local government [...]

By | September 29th, 2014|Destination LA|0 Comments

A Tribute to S. N. Goenka

Satya Narayan Goenka (January 30, 1924 – September 29, 2013) Vipassana is a method of meditation in which the mind and body is understood by turning awareness to the senses. Holding that sensation is the gateway to our understanding of the world, the systematic exploration of physical sensation leads to equanimity and the cessation of [...]

By | October 10th, 2013|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

People Power in the Park

Community Partnerships Power Practice There’s nothing better than practicing Yoga outdoors with friends, family, and live music—unless you're doing all of this and serving the community by supporting the efforts of a hard-working nonprofit organization. This combination has been the great effort of Yoga Vista’s Power in the Park series of classes. Yoga Vista has [...]

By | May 2nd, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Shakti Fest Survival Guide

Spring has fully sprung and with it, the Festival Season. First on the list is Shakti Fest, held in the serene Joshua Tree Retreat Center. The days and nights of May will be filled with yoga classes, spiritual lectures, organic vegetarian food and singing and dancing to the call-and-response sacred music of kirtan under the [...]

By | April 24th, 2013|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

10 Reasons You Cannot Miss The Tadasana Festival

1. The two-hour Off the Mat, Into the World (pictured left) benefit class featuring Seane Corn and four top YogaWorks teachers--Lisa Walford, Kathryn Budig, Kia Miller and Joan Hyman--backed by Masood Ali Khan and a special performance by Jai Uttal. 2. Three full days of amazing speakers and unique presentations in The Daily Love Lounge [...]

By | April 14th, 2012|Festivals & Retreats|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, sitting in final cross-legged position, instead of [...]

By | November 27th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments