Adventures off the Mat: Play on the Santa Monica Pier

Adventures off the Mat: Play on the Santa Monica Pier

Photography by Nir Livni

The Santa Monica Pier is one of Los Angeles’ great landmarks. Jutting out into the Pacific at the foot of Colorado Avenue, this 106-year old tourist attraction is the final destination of famed Route 66; it offers spectacular views of the ocean, bluffs, and […]

By | March 31st, 2015|Destination LA|0 Comments

Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery

Yoga Therapy: Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery

For D’Lita Miller, her yoga practice helped cope with years of pent-up anger and aggression.  In this case, Miller’s emotional backlog is because she is a survivor of human trafficking, a situation that is unfortunately an issue today for people around the world.  Many like […]

By | March 30th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|2 Comments

Pilates for Snowboarders

The freedom, peace, and energy that I experience in my body through Pilates, I also find in mountain vistas. While shaping, controlling, and physically training my mind has allowed me to find beauty in everyday Los Angeles, given the chance to skip town and head for the peaks, I will gladly trade in my reformer […]

By | January 30th, 2015|Pilates|1 Comment

Practicing Intimacy with Partner Yoga


Intimacy. This is the path and practice that can be the most uncertain. It is a path of risk and reward. A path of walking into the unknown. It is a path that is neither safe nor easy. Yet despite the challenges, unevenness and even moments […]

By | January 29th, 2015|Yoga|0 Comments

Calling All Dogs!

lulugirlWe’re currently working on the March issue of LA YOGA and one of the stories being included is yogis and their dogs.
We’d love to hear from you!
This is a call for Submission of photos of any of the following:
You and your dog practicing yoga together.
Your dog […]
By | January 15th, 2015|Pets|0 Comments

Secrets of Ancient Kundalini Chanting, Yoga and Meditation Techniques.

By Krishna Khalsa   

dec14_kunkalini1An ancient Eastern mystical science fused with Western pragmatism at Los Angeles’ first Kundalini Yoga Expo, held at the end October and sponsored by 3HO’s Teacher Association (IKYTA). People from around the world gathered on the magnificent campus of Mount St Mary’s College, […]

By | December 19th, 2014|Yoga|0 Comments

The Art of a Truly Restorative Vacation


“I need a vacation from my vacation.”

We’ve all said it; we’ve all felt it: the blanket of exhaustion that unfurls upon our return from what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation, the disorientation tinged with melancholy that always seems to take us by surprise. Imagining and fantasizing about a trip is energizing. Researching and […]

By | December 16th, 2014|Travel|0 Comments

3 Ways to Increase Tolerance for Discomfort

May2014PracticesZoe“I spent a lot of years trying to outrun or outsmart vulnerability by making things certain and definite, black and white, good and bad. My inability to lean into the discomfort of vulnerability limited the fullness of those important experiences that are wrought with uncertainty: Love, […]

By | May 6th, 2014|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Practice Makes Practice: 4 Ways to Incorporate Ritual in Daily Life


“When I was a kid, our family used to watch Bonanza. I really liked having a Sunday night TV ritual.” —Anne Lamott

My family’s TV ritual centered around Rowan and Martins Laugh-In on Monday nights. I learned a lot from this time spent together—about our values and […]

By | March 5th, 2014|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Resources for Aerial Arts and Yoga

Starting an Aerial Practice

Inspired to begin an Aerial Practice? Several of the places in the following resource list were personally attended by author Miyoko Rifkin and demonstrated exceptional instruction and focus on safety.  Please be cautious whenever beginning a new aerial practice as instructors vary […]

By | February 27th, 2013|Studios|2 Comments