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Six Tastes in Ayurveda

Six tastes spices Ayurveda LA YOGA

In 1990, I was a culinary student at the Cordon Bleu in San Francisco and worked for Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. My goal was to study and work in France and ultimately I spent a year-and-a-half honing my […]

By | June 16th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

A Conversation with Global Wellness Day Founder Belgin Aksoy

Global Wellness Day Say Yes to Wellness Kim Kessler Belgin Askoy LA YOGA

LA YOGA: You’ve said that your own thyroid cancer helped you to change your life and understand the importance of wellness. What inspired the founding of Global Wellness Day?

Belgian Aksoy: A few years ago, just prior […]

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 | June 10th, 2016|Spas|1 Comment

Party in Your Mouth

Bringing together health, food, and fun with Charles Chen

LA YOGA: You describe your events as being a “Party in Your Mouth.” Where did this idea come from?

Charles Chen: An audience member once described my food as being a “Party in Your Mouth” because she was blown away by the flavors; she couldn’t believe that it […]

By | May 3rd, 2016|Recipes|0 Comments

Rest and Relax to Counteract Adrenal Fatigue

Why so many yogis have problems with their adrenals and what to do about it.

Healthy, relaxed, peaceful, flexible, a layer of core strength and a generous dollop of surrender. These are some of the qualities that may come to mind when we think of yoga. Advertisements for yoga studios and […]

Eric Baumgartner, LAc, is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Functional medicine who practices in Ojai, CA, and works with clients around the world via phone/skype. He is also the creator of the Essential Medicina herbal product line, featured in Café Gratitude. www.essentialmedicina.com.
By | January 26th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Magic of Maca

Looking for a brew that delivers?

We love a steaming mug of filled with a hot drink—comforting and complex in flavor. Coffee (served in the billions of cups), black or green tea, chocolate, or herbal infusions are common choices. Every day there is a new news report about the health benefits—or drawbacks of coffee […]

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 | December 1st, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Elixir of Immortality

Sip on this potent herbal tea daily for anti-aging and increased vitality.

By Rehmannia Dean Thomas

Ancient Chinese history is replete with tales of wise elders (men and women) who lived as recluses in the high forests of China’s five sacred mountain ranges. Legend states they attained immortality by taking elixirs of special herbs. Scroll paintings depict […]

By | September 30th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Summer Festivals 2015

LA Yoga features yoga, meditation, and social summer festivals 2015 across the West.

Telluride Yoga Festival

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July 9-12. Telluride, Colorado

This magical gathering features more than 40 teachers with yoga, meditation, music, hiking, dining, social events in eclectic and historic venues with stunning views of the majestic mountains surrounding the Telluride area. Tias Little, Monica, Mesa, Peter Sterios, […]

Tiffany Palazzini is on the Surfrider Executive Committee team as an earth lover & tree hugger recycling one butt at a time.
By | June 30th, 2015|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Aromatherapy and Yoga

Essential OilsAn introduction to safe use of essential oils for yoga practice.

The penetrating aroma of essential oils has a powerful effect on our physiology and emotions, impacting every cell of our being.
There are many ways to use aromatherapy for self-healing. By using specific essential oils in combination […]

By | June 30th, 2015|Ayurveda|0 Comments

A party with a purpose

The Dalai Lama Celebrates his 80th Birthday with a Call for Compassion

When he first became a student, Tenzin Gyatso, most commonly known as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, admits that he was a reluctant one. This admission may be surprising to most of us—to hear that a person with a sincere interest in the […]

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 | June 2nd, 2015|Editorial|0 Comments

Mindful Eating

Cultivating Balance through Mindful Eating

One component of cultivating balance in our lives is by how we pay attention to our nutritional balance—and this can be achieved by practicing Mindful Eating. Mindful Eating includes choosing our food wisely, eating slowly, being present and focused at each meal, and concentrating on the five senses as we enjoy […]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Healthy Eating|0 Comments