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 […]

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

Retreats and Festivals December 2015 – 2016

Yoga Retreats and Festivals for 2015 and 2016




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 […]

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 […]

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. Kayokos commitment has inspired much more than a consistent […]

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

Music Review: Living Waters


Living Waters Album CoverMusicians 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 […]

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 turn […]

Lorelei Shellist, author of Runway RunAway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance and Rock ‘n Roll, is a speaker, host and model, Image Consultant, Inner Beauty Empowerment Coach, and the founder of Fashion Icon Archetypes™ Personality Programs. She holds master’s degrees in Spiritual Psychology, and in Consciousness, Health and Healing from the University of Santa Monica. Lorelei coaches executives, women, and at-risk teens, and facilitates spiritual psychology workshop activities with prison inmates through the Freedom To Choose Foundation ( Visit:
By | April 23rd, 2015|Kids Yoga|0 Comments

Caroline Klebl: Returning to the Source

Caroline Klebl 1The 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, […]

By Jessica Malloy, an Orange County-based writer and avid climber with a B.A. in English and emphasis in creative writing and journalism.
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 […]

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 […]

Vanessa Harris is a writer, Associate Producer of Bhakti Fest, and the Editorial Coordinator at Bliss Network.
By | September 5th, 2012|Yoga in the World|1 Comment

Shedding Skin with MC Yogi

Reflections on Pilgrimage

There was The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper, The Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication, and now there’s is Pilgrimage by MC Yogi. Reaching #1 on the iTunes World Music charts upon release, MC Yogi’s sophomore album dives deeper into self-inquiry, spirituality, and Slick Rick […]

Amy Dewhurst is the author of Heartbreak Yoga, a consulting producer for Bhakti Fest and the director of business development for ALOHA.
By | August 27th, 2012|Music|2 Comments