Once Divided Book Review

There is an art to sharing evocative inspiration that combines photography and poetry. Susan Currie is a master of this art form. In her book, Once Divided: Words and Images, Susan—who serves as both author and photographer—offers a curated selection of professional images she shot over many years combined with her own personal verse. The [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Books & DVDs, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments

David Lynch, Meditation, and Yoga Gives Back

    Yoga Gives Back: How did you get involved with the practice of Transcendental Meditation? David Lynch: Sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s I heard a phrase, “True happiness is not out there—true happiness lies within.” This phrase had a ring of truth to it for me. But it is a frustrating [...]

By | August 11th, 2016|Meditation|1 Comment

Meditation on the Ocean

Sunset over Santa Monica Photo by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer The word ocean is so beautiful that it is a mantra all by itself. Listen to the sound of it––Ooooohhhhh turning into shhhhnnnnn. It has a susurration* that lends itself to meditation, a variation on OM. The physical reality of the ocean is a great [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

What Happens When 10,000 People Meditate with Deva Premal

How a global meditation helps us connect to community—and uplift the world. Nearly 10,000 people in over 20 countries participated in Deva Premal & Miten’s Buddha Full Moon Meditation at 9am worldwide on May 21 to create a wave of healing energy across the planet. The Buddha Full Moon, also known as Wesak, “is one [...]

By | August 6th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Visiting the Spa with Alysia Reiner

Photo of Alysia Reiner at Exhale Spa at the Loews Hotel in Hollywood by photographer David Young-Wolff. Yoga, Massage, and other Self-Care Tips from an Actress on the Go This actress, filmmaker, activist, and mom knows how to maintain balance amidst a busy schedule of traveling, filmmaking, and raising a family. When it [...]

By | July 20th, 2016|Spas|2 Comments

Eckhart Tolle Living a Life of Presence

Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author of the New York Times bestsellers The Power of Now and A New Earth. In this interview about Living a Life of Presence, he answers some of the most common questions from his readers and live audiences related to intuition, gratitude, and teaching young people mindfulness. LA [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Meditation|0 Comments

Visiting Amma: Guidelines for Receiving Hugs and Meditating

If 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 LAX Hilton. Carpool, take public transit, cab, Uber, or Lyft, or drive yourself and [...]

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, YogaWorks, [...]

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 learned the hard [...]

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 [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|Ayurveda|0 Comments