Yoga Therapy

Love in Action: Kate Duyn Cariati

Kate Duyn Cariati shares a practice inspired by a lifetime of exploration and self expression.

A small girl sits on the floor, swirling in circles while watching Wonder Woman. Not a child of yogis, her body intuitively loves to make shapes and move. Today she still teaches this circling […]

Ally Hamilton is a Santa Monica based yoga teacher, author and life coach, who connects daily with yogis all around the world via her online yoga classes. She’s the co-creator of She’s the mama of two amazing kids and one energetic Labradoodle. Her first book, Open Randomly: Fortune Cookies for the Soul is available on Amazon, and her next book, Yoga’s Healing Power: Looking Inward for Change, Growth and Peace is due from Llewellyn Worldwide in August 2016.
By | March 30th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|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.
By | March 7th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee provides yoga therapy for the recovery and healing process of cancer patients.

Photos by David Young-Wolff

Before she became a yoga therapist or even a fitness and wellness professional, a friend asked Kathleen Ross-Allee to substitute teach for her aerobics class, even though at the time, Kathleen was a fitness enthusiast with no experience actually teaching […]

By Jessica Malloy, an Orange County-based writer and avid climber with a B.A. in English and emphasis in creative writing and journalism.
By | June 2nd, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Book Review: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy by David Emerson — Bringing the Body into Treatment

(W.W. Norton and Company) A systematic process for addressing trauma in a clinical setting has been outlined in the new book, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy by David Emerson, director of The Trauma Center Yoga Program.

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga has been shown to be a useful adjunct […]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

An Invitation to Practice: Opening the Door to Yoga Students with Disabilities

6 ways to create yoga classes for people of all abilities and body types

It was 1995. It was the second yoga class I ever taught. I remember it vividly because it was terrifying; it was a beginning level class, and in walked a woman who was probably in her 80s with her leg in a […]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Cancer Support Community, Los Angeles

Cancer Support Community, Los Angeles celebrates the Benjamin Center Awards Leaders

At their annual Gilda Award Gala, the innovative Cancer Support Community (CSC) Benjamin Center honored Kimberly Fowler and Sherri Rosen from YAS Fitness Center as well as psychosocial cancer researcher Dr. Mitch Golant and comedian, writer, and cancer survivor Tig Notaro.

The nonprofit CSC Benjamin Center’s Executive […]

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 | June 2nd, 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

Interoception: Mindfulness in the Body

Yoga TherapyYoga Therapy: The Continuum of Embodiment

What does it mean to be embodied? And doesn’t yoga already take care of that? When we take a closer look, the answer might surprise us.

Think of embodiment on a continuum. On one end we have exteroception, in the middle proprioception, and […]

By | April 27th, 2015|Editorial, Yoga|1 Comment

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

The iRest Program for Healing PTSD

iRest Program for Healing PTSD Book Cover by New Harbinger Publications

Book Review?: The iRest Program for Healing PTSD By Richard Miller

New Harbinger Publications

One of the cofounders of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a pioneer in the field of yoga therapy, Miller is a clinical […]

Amanda Ridder is a senior at Cal State San Bernardino completing her Bachelor’s in English while researching the issue of human trafficking in the Inland Empire and serving on the editorial team at LA YOGA.
By | March 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Maitri Yoga Store

Yoga Boutique - clothes, mats, accessories

Maitri Yoga store provides accessories to enhance the yogi who wishes to deepen their practice.

In February, 2015, Maitri Yoga Store opened their doors to create space both for people to enhance their yoga lifestyle and to come together in community.

Owner Ellina Kim had […]

Meet Lady Yoga and her Super Hero Wellness Team. Follow them on exciting adventures as they promote healthy living and well being. Learn fun easy ways to relax, stay fit and enjoy life. Watch out for their arch enemy Cookie Couch Man. The big meenie who tries to turn everyone into couch potatoes with his powers of persuasion.
By | February 26th, 2015|Studios|0 Comments