On the Road with Raghunath

Portrait of Yoga Teacher and Bhakti Musician Raghunath by Susan Currie I’m on the road to an afternoon of bhakti (the yoga of devotion) with the former punk rocker and once celibate monk known these days simply as Raghunath. He traverses the world as a yoga teacher and musician spreading his message of [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

KALA by Trevor Hall

KALA  CD Review   by Trevor Hall Vanguard Records Close your eyes and listen deeply to the lyrics of KALA, the latest album from beloved Trevor Hall. In Sanskrit, kala means time and Trevor’s 13-track album guides us along a transformative journey of lessons learned, of pain and healing, and of the love, passion, and [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Music|0 Comments

Retreats and Festivals December 2015 – 2016

Yoga Retreats and Festivals for 2015 and 2016 THIS HEART…HOUSE OF YOGA, MUSIC & NUTRITION RETREAT THE YOGA EXPO JANUARY 3, 2016. LOS ANGELES This one-day, family-friendly event in the heart of downtown Los Angeles with a $10 ticket will grant you unlimited access to 150+ yoga classes of all styles, workshops, live music, [...]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Cave Optional

By Dean Sluyter Once upon a time in a long-ago decade, before doctors were recommending meditation to control blood pressure and insomnia, before football teams and tech companies were using it to get better at crushing the competition, I started my career as a meditation teacher. Back then, mainstream folks were generally curious but dubious: [...]

By | September 29th, 2015|Meditation|0 Comments

Yoga Gives Back – The Namaste Award to Mallika Chopra

Presenting The Namaste Award to Mallika Chopra The first time I met LA-based Japanese filmmaker and yogini Kayoko Mitsumatsu, I was struck by her sincerity, her dedication to yoga, and her gratitude for the gifts of the practice. Kayoko’s commitment has inspired much more than a consistent personal practice; in 2007 she founded Yoga Gives [...]

By | August 31st, 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

Music Review: Living Waters

  Musicians Benjy and Heather Wertheimer, also known as Shantala, partners in life, love, and music, recently released their latest album Living Waters. Finished in the wake of their maiden voyage to India, it’s a mantra-infused, meditative plunge for the spirit. The instrumentation and vocals are masterfully performed, captured, and mixed to create a sonic [...]

By | July 2nd, 2015|Music|0 Comments

Yoga and the Inner Mom

Yoga Practice - A lifelong journey of learning how to mother ourselves As Mother’s Day approaches, I am reminded that I never had children of my own, something that always surprises me. I love children, and I always assumed I would have them. It’s not that I didn’t want them; it’s just that my life didn’t [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Kids Yoga|0 Comments

Caroline Klebl: Returning to the Source

The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga include powerful disciplines and practice; among the most familiar is the third, the asana practice. Many people can spend their entire lives sitting comfortably on this branch of Yoga, never striving to climb to the top, where enlightenment, or Samadhi, waits like a ripe apple waiting to be picked. [...]

By | July 12th, 2013|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

LA ROCKS! Operation Shanti

When I visited Mysore, India, the source of my vinyasa flow and Mysore practice, I fell in love. I fell in love with the country, the chaos and the contradictions. I also fell in love with the people. After practicing at the Yoga Shala, I often passed through a slum where kids excitedly introduced themselves [...]

By | April 17th, 2013|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Vegetarian McDonald’s to Open in India

A Meal to Be Happy About... Here's a meal to be happy about: McDonalds announced its plans to open its first vegetarian restaurant in India next year. The double arched and second largest fast food chain in the world will be replacing their Big Macs with vegetarian options like McAloo Tikki burgers and more. Despite [...]

By | September 5th, 2012|Yoga in the World|1 Comment