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A Year of Living Mindfully book review

Randi Ragan gives readers a new sense of purpose in her book, A Year of Living Mindfully. 

As someone who has always felt the deepest peace when immersed in nature and found beauty in considering everyday actions as divine rituals, this book had me at the first page.

At its heart, A Year […]

Natalie Macam is a yoga teacher who teaches locally at Agoura Power of Yoga and Malibu Beach Yoga and leads retreats internationally: tigerwaveyoga.com
By | March 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Lisa Garr’s Summer Reading Guide

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Lisa Garr From Well-Read Radio Host to Inspirational Author

For 15 years, Lisa Garr has served as the energetic, vivacious, and intelligent host of “The Aware Show,” a radio program with several million listeners worldwide. More than 1,500 guests, many of them authors, have […]

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 | July 10th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

Book Review: Living With Intent

Living With Intent by Mallika Chopra

Book Review: Living with Intent By Mallika Chopra

Harmony Books

The subtitle of Mallika Chopra’s third book, Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy

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 | March 29th, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Sacred Partnerships: in Business and Society

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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 […]

Natalie Wynne Pace is the co-creator of the Earth Day Gratitude Project and the author of the Amazon bestsellers The Gratitude Game, The ABCs of Money and Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is. Since 2002, Natalie Pace has been touring the world and featuring the most sustainable businesses, farms, individuals, restaurants and homes. Download your free Earth Day Gratitude mini ebook (featuring Deepak Chopra, The Prince of Wales, Life is Good, the Earth Day Network, Lynne Twist, Ron Finley and more) at http://earthdaygratitude.com/. Learn more about Natalie Pace at NataliePace.com.
By | January 30th, 2015|Green Living|0 Comments

Get off the Grid and Into the Heart

Unplug Every Day

An interview with Sister Jenna of the Brahma Kumaris

dec14_sister_jennaSister Jenna is the founding director of the Meditation Museum in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the director of the Washington, DC branch of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization. This prolific teacher, writer, speaker, and radio […]

By | December 23rd, 2014|Meditation|1 Comment

Remembering Lou Reed

The opening bass line of “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” brings about a certain nostalgia, and most of us break into a chorus of “doo do-doo doo doo do-doo…” when we hear it. American icon and iconoclast, musician, songwriter, and cultural alchemist Lou Reed was known for walking on the wild side on […]
By | November 6th, 2013|Music|0 Comments

A Tribute to S. N. Goenka

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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 […]

Vanessa Harris is a writer, Associate Producer of Bhakti Fest, and the Editorial Coordinator at Bliss Network.
By | October 10th, 2013|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Ayurveda Q & A

Ayurveda has been practiced in the US for only about 30 years, yet it is one of the systems of medicine native to India and is thousands of years old. Readers are invited to submit questions for “Ayurveda Q & A” to [email protected].

Q: I am pregnant […]

Dr. Sarita Shresta BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) has taught and consulted for twenty years in government institutes, hospitals, and international clinics and has presented at many international conferences. Dr. Shresta has received awards and special recognition as the first woman Ayurvedic physician and obstetrics-gynecology specialist in Nepal. She is the founder-director of Devi Ma Kunja Hospital in Sidapole, Nepal. Proceeds from her programs support this hospital which provides traditional Ayurvedic care to all according to their means: saritashrestha.org.

Dr. Shresta will be teaching throughout the U.S. (including at Mount Madonna Center in Northern California and at the Rocky Mountain Institute of Yoga and Ayurveda in Boulder, Colorado) this summer. View her entire schedule online at: saritashrestha.org.

By | June 7th, 2012|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Briohny Smyth: Yoga is a Family Affair

By Felicia Tomasko

Photos by David Young-Wolff

When asked about her greatest inspiration as a Yoga teacher, Briohny replies with her ready smile, “That’s easy,” she laughs. “Every minute of every day, I’m inspired by my family: my daughter Taylor, my fiancé Dice, my […]

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 | May 1st, 2012|Teacher Profiles|2 Comments

The Highest Pass

By Selah Michele

They journeyed to the top of the world and found freedom of the heart.

“The journey taken in The Highest Pass was really the metaphor for living the life we want to live every moment.” –Anand Mehotra

Yogi and teacher Anand Mehotra had traveled […]

By | April 17th, 2012|Film|1 Comment