Retreats and Festivals March 2016

Sedona Yoga Festival

March 10-13 Sedona, Arizona

Sedona’s famous red rocks and powerfully energetic vortexes provide the setting for a transformational weekend offering yoga, Ayurveda, kirtan, energy medicine, healing arts, meditation, and more. The schedule includes stargazing, vortex yoga hikes, outdoor practices, flow with gong meditation on […]

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 9th, 2016|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Retreats March 2015


Retreats March 2015

3-Day Liver/Gallbladder Cleanse with Frank Ferranti
Hacienda Hot Springs, Desert Hot Springs, CA, March 29-31

Join internationally known wellness advocate Frank Ferrante and Sedona Wellness practitioners for a three-day cleanse in the heart of Sedona at a private tranquil desert resort, Hacienda Hot Springs Inn. Frank Ferrante is the motivational speaker featured in the […]

By | March 14th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments

Guidelines for Stress-Free Travel

Stress Free Traveling pic

While the positive aspects of travel include seeing new places, meeting new people, and many other joyful experiences, we have to find ways to cope with the mind/body stress and anxiety associated with changes in our usual daily routines and rhythms.

According to the […]

Dr. Ram Tamang is a licensed Ayurvedic Physician & Herbalist (India & Nepal) and a Registered Ayurvedic Specialist in the USA.  He is a partner with The Healing Gardens of Ayurveda and serves as the master physician. In addition to his full time clinical practice, Dr. Ram is a lecturer at several, national and international schools and colleges. Dr Ram is involved in many different organizations, associations and publications that help build and sustain a growing community of people passionate about the value of Ayurvedic Medicine.  He is a charismatic public speaker and has presented on various health issues and Ayurvedic Topics at events and radio shows around the world. He currently serves on the executive board of the Council of Ayurvedic Research USA:   
By | June 18th, 2013|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Yoga on the Road

Travel 3Preparing for a retreat, organizing your bag, incorporating chanting in the car, planning ahead to maintain balance, and packing a warm scarf can help you cultivate equilibrium on your many adventures, wherever your travels take you.

Top 10 Tips for Staying Balanced While […]

By | May 30th, 2013|Travel|1 Comment

Explorer’s Mind

Explorer's Mind MeditationWhat happens when I meditate?

I have two totally conflicting desires: I love to travel, and I love to be at home. Fortunately, meditation satisfies both.

Minds don’t wander, they journey, and the purpose of all this travel is to return home enriched. Human beings have […]

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: Lorin and Camille will be at Esalen with Margot Anand and Shauna Shapiro for Beyond Tantra: Science Spirit and Sexuality, March 20-25.
By | May 30th, 2013|Meditation|0 Comments

Diary of a Traveling Monk Volume XI

By Indradyumna Swami
Torchlight Publishing Inc.

“Preach boldly and have faith in the Holy Names!” were personal directions Swami Prabhupada, founder of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, gave to HH Indradyumna Swami. Following these instructions, Indradyumna Swami entered the renounced order […]

Vanessa Harris is a writer, Associate Producer of Bhakti Fest, and the Editorial Coordinator at Bliss Network.
By | September 2nd, 2012|Books & DVDs|0 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

Airport Yoga: A New Era

SFO Yoga Room 2On Thursday, January 26, in true San Franciscan revolutionary nature, the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) opened the airport’s own “Yoga Room.” This is the first of its kind in the country. This Zen den is located in […]

Vanessa Harris is a writer, Associate Producer of Bhakti Fest, and the Editorial Coordinator at Bliss Network.
By | January 26th, 2012|Yoga in the World|11 Comments

Global Green

Global Green was founded in 1993 by philanthropist and activist Diane Meyer Simon as the American arm of Green Cross International (GCI), an organization launched by President Mikhail S. Gorbachev in order to inspire people to reconnect to the environment and thereby shift attention to […]

By | February 23rd, 2011|Cause & Activism, Green Living|0 Comments

On Gratitude

It starts in third grade, those formal lessons in mathematics: the counting of negative numbers. -1, -2, -3, and on and on and on. The counting of things that are not there. If you’re like me – which is to say, human – then you’ve […]

By | February 10th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments