A Beginner’s Guide to Happiness

A Beginner's Guide to Happiness by Ira Israel, LA YOGA Magazine, October 2015Ira Israel, renowned psychotherapist and mindfulness teacher, guides us on an uplifting journey to explore the never-ending quest for happiness.

As children, we develop survival tools, which carried into adulthood can hinder our ability to show […]

By | September 30th, 2015|cds & dvds|0 Comments

Yoga DVD Review: Liquid Asana Live

Liquid Asana Live DVDDVD Review:  Liquid Asana Live is a 12 disc series of a vinyasa flow yoga practice.

by Micheline Berry

(Udaya Entertainment) This set of 12 DVDs is perfect for anyone looking for a transformative home practice. Micheline Berry, known for her dance-infused style of vinyasa flow (Liquid […]

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

DVD Review: The Yoga of Food

Josie Kramer, MA
TK company

The Yoga of FoodFood is meant to nourish our bodies and souls. A juicy peach or a perfectly ripe heirloom tomato can provide us with nutrients and sweet memories. Unfortunately, for so many people today, their relationship with food is fraught with stress […]

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Amy Gartenberg moved to California August, 2012. She is an elementary school teacher and a recent graduate of the 200 hour teacher training program at Yogis Anonymous in Santa Monica (yogisanonymous.com). She is the founder of the blog C’est California Vie (cestcaliforniavie.com) where you can find workouts, healthy recipes, and daily musings. Find Amy running along the ocean, hiking the canyons, or practicing at one of LA?s stellar yoga studios.
By | June 11th, 2014|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

DVD Review: Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety by: Ira Israel



Optimal Integral Wellness

Thinking about the future can steal our attention away from the present moment and can lead us down the jagged path of anxiety. In his new DVD, Mindfulness Meditations for Anxiety, Ira Israel presents seven practices that redirect the mind away from the dissonance […]

By | March 8th, 2014|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Three Min Start™ DVD

Thousands of years ago, it was tradition to keep Kundalini Yoga techniques that expanded the mind and awareness sacred and secret. These teachings were only transmitted directly from Master to student.  Now, these techniques are being shared with everyone and have been made accessible […]

Vanessa Harris is a writer, Associate Producer of Bhakti Fest, and the Editorial Coordinator at Bliss Network.
By | March 14th, 2013|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Easy Yoga Stretches with Audrey Walzer

Audrey Walzer DVDEasy Yoga Stretches with Audrey Walzer is the perfect DVD for those who desperately need the physical benefits of Yoga, but may feel overwhelmed by the philosophy or athleticism of many Yoga practices.

The 240-minute DVD is broken up into three types of […]

By | February 15th, 2012|Books & DVDs|1 Comment

“Stretch in Time” with Elyse Briggs

Stetch in TimeWith age comes great wisdom and experience, but as we know, the stability of spirit can, at times, be accompanied by immobility in the body and a false belief that movement and exercise should be left to the young. Stretch in […]

By | December 22nd, 2011|Books & DVDs|1 Comment

Hatha and Flow Yoga for Beginners with Tamal Dodge

Tamal Dodge DVDHatha and Flow Yoga for Beginners with Tamal Dodge is an ideal DVD for those just beginning to practice or for experienced yogis looking to participate in a calm, back-to-basics Yoga lesson.

The DVD is divided into two half-hour segments, “Hatha” and […]

By | December 22nd, 2011|Books & DVDs|1 Comment

Urban Roots: Documenting A Backyard Revolution On Film

Leila Connors and Frank Fitzpatrick discuss the movement toward urban farming and community building in Detroit.

“Opening a Yoga studio is one of the most revolutionary acts you can engage in today,” says film producer Leila Connors. “The practice of Yoga,” she continues, “helps you develop independent thinking, even though you don’t realize the shift in […]

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 | April 13th, 2011|Film|1 Comment

The Heart of Transformation

  ‘Yoga is skill in action;’ this is one of my favorite definitions of Yoga, from the Bhagavad Gita,” says filmmaker and Yoga teacher Saraswati Clere.

“Yoga constantly invites us to become our better selves.”

“In this world we are challenged every day, and I find it […]

CAROLYN QUAN is an internationally collected fine art photo collage artist of spiritual art who also enjoys writing. She lives in Sausalito and is owner of The Quan Gallery Showroom in San Francisco: carolunquan.com
By | April 13th, 2011|Film|0 Comments