Meditation

Visiting Amma: Guidelines for Receiving Hugs and Meditating

Amma How to Visit Amma Hug Sara IvanhoeIf you’ve ever wanted to go see Amma, the famous hugging saint and spiritual teacher, but you haven’t known just what to do, we have a set of instructions for you.

Arrive! In Los Angeles, Amma’s programs are held at the […]

By | June 12th, 2016|Spirituality|0 Comments

Retreat with Rebecca Benenati in Ojai

Join Rebecca Benenati for a yoga and meditative weekend retreat.

Rebecca Benenati is known for her ability to nurture her students and serve as a guide for practice and for life. She is a yoga teacher, mother, massage therapist, childbirth educator, doula, and former co-owner of City Yoga who now teaches at Rising Lotus, […]

Tiffany Palazzini is on the Surfrider Executive Committee team as an earth lover & tree hugger recycling one butt at a time.
By | May 19th, 2016|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Mandy Ingber

Sharing Strength through Movement and Meditation

Mandy Ingber knows something about the experiences that break our hearts, how to find the inner strength that allows us to straddle the chasm of our challenges, and how to move in order to heal the body, the mind, and the emotions.

These are lessons she […]

Amy Dewhurst is the author of Heartbreak Yoga, a consulting producer for Bhakti Fest and the director of business development for ALOHA.
By | May 2nd, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Self-Care As Self-Love

Self-care practices rich in nourishment and self-love can be found in Ayurveda.

For any operating system, regular maintenance is key to optimal performance and longevity. For our human operating system maintenance includes regular self-care in order to experience a finely tuned physical body, healthy state of mind, a well-balanced emotional operating system, and a daily dose of […]

Siva Mohan MD teaches Ayurveda at Loyola Marymount University, has an empowerment-based private practice, and directs Los Angeles’ celebration of Vedic wisdom, Veda MeLA: svasthahealth.com.
By | March 28th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Power of Space in Healing

Yoga is a method of healing.

Beyond the postures, the breathing, meditation, visualization and manipulation of flows of energy through locks (bandha) help people transform their lives, heal injuries, and improve their relationships.

The first ingredient necessary for healing is space. When you go to a chiropractor, he or she creates more space so […]

Wah! has been making music for the yoga world for 25 years and published books on yoga and healing. Wah! teaches women’s leadership training, sound healing workshops, yoga teacher training, and performs Healing Concerts in planetariums and theaters across the country. Her next training is May 15-20 at Omega Institute. www.wahmusic.com
By | March 7th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Meditation, Success, and Being Prepared for Rejection

Lessons from Self-Made Billionaire John Paul DeJoria

Success has many definitions. Entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria helped build two billion dollar brands: John Paul Mitchell Systems and The Patrón Spirits Company. This alone could be viewed as success, but John Paul’s personal story includes a few more facets. He’s had to […]

By | March 4th, 2016|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

The Den Meditation

Hollywood welcomes a meditation and community space catering to both the beginner and the master.

When you first walk in the doors of The Den Meditation in Hollywood, you feel as though you are walking into a comfortable living room that also just happens to be a vibrant and inviting community space. In fact, that […]

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 3rd, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Fullness

Meditating with The Radiance Sutras

One of the genius insights of yoga and meditation traditions is that we can pay attention to the flow of life through our bodies. We have the power to be intentionally self-aware at any time, in any place, in any way. Pranayama, asana, and meditation are practices designed to […]

Dr. Lorin Roche began practicing with the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in 1968 as part of scientific research on the physiology of meditation. He has a PhD from the University of California at Irvine, where his research focused on the language meditators generate to describe their inner experiences. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras and Meditation Made Easy. With his wife, Camille Maurine, he wrote Meditation Secrets for Women. A teacher of meditation for 46 years, Lorin’s approach centers on how to customize the practices to suit one’s individual nature. Lorin’s Radiance Sutras Meditation Teacher Training begins in April, a 200 hour certification program registered with Yoga Alliance: meditationtt.com. Lorin and Camille will be at Esalen with Margot Anand and Shauna Shapiro for Beyond Tantra: Science Spirit and Sexuality, March 20-25.
By | March 3rd, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

The Urban Monk book review

The Urban Monk offers secret remedies to cope with our hectic urban lifestyle.

There may be days when we long to escape to a monastery, cave, or meditation hut but we have families to care for, bills to pay, obligations to fulfill; negotiating the challenges of modern life can be stressful. As Dr Sojai says […]

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 3rd, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Lessons for Living Life

Reflections from Near Death Experiences

There are moments when we catch a glimpse of something beyond our everyday existence and have a visceral experience of knowing we are not alone. There is a growing body of literature attempting to describe what often defies language, particularly by people sharing their stories of seeing […]

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 | January 26th, 2016|PRACTICE|0 Comments