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A Conversation with Global Wellness Day Founder Belgin Aksoy

Global Wellness Day Say Yes to Wellness Kim Kessler Belgin Askoy LA YOGA

LA YOGA: You’ve said that your own thyroid cancer helped you to change your life and understand the importance of wellness. What inspired the founding of Global Wellness Day?

Belgian Aksoy: A few years ago, just prior […]

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 10th, 2016|Spas|1 Comment

Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft helps train the Golden State Warriors

Dana Kraft Yoga Teacher for Golden State Warriors LA YOGA

 

While many of us may be tracking the progress of the Golden State Warriors on the court, Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft is also tracking the players’ process on the yoga mat. Dana has been teaching yoga to members […]

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 9th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|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

12 Yoga Books for Kids

Abby Wills shares her tips for choosing yoga books for kids.

When the LA YOGA team started sorting through yoga books for kids, we asked mom, yogini, educator, and Shanti Generation Program Director Abby Wills for some advice on choosing media for kids. She said, “There are dozens of brilliant kids yoga books available. Start by […]

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 | May 18th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Naam Yoga takes over Mexico City

A Yoga Gathering for Global Peace

Imagine a gathering of 100,000 people meditating. Let’s put it in perspective for a moment. The census population of Santa Monica in 2010 was 89,736 and in 2009, U2 performed at the Rose Bowl for a record-breaking sellout crowd of 97,014 people. In Mexico City in […]

By | May 17th, 2016|COMMUNITY|0 Comments

Sitting Down with R. Sharath Jois

How any place can become a spiritual place and the power of one-on-one practices.

If you have practiced any form of Ashtanga, Vinyasa, or Power Yoga, you have practiced the teachings of the late influential teacher Sri K Pattabhi Jois, who brought the Ashtanga Yoga tradition as we know it today to the West. As a […]

Leslie Hendry is an advanced Ashtanga Yoga practitioner who lives in Los Angeles and is also rooted in India and her native Texas. A former New York attorney, she recently designed the #3-ranked kids app “Everything Has a Home” and is working on her second book. azawhistle.com
By | May 16th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Shakti Fest May 2016

Shakti Fest returns to Joshua Tree for five days of singing, yoga workshops and celebration.

The Sanskrit word Shakti refers to the creative energy of the divine feminine. An annual event since 2009, these five days in the desert bring together noted global yoga teachers, workshop leaders, and sacred musicians all with a focus on […]

Tiffany Palazzini is on the Surfrider Executive Committee team as an earth lover & tree hugger recycling one butt at a time.
By | May 11th, 2016|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

WHY Music in Schools

Music, Mindfulness, and Movement Go to School

“I learned how much power music has and that it affects so much more of the brain…it has so much power over your emotions. It makes you feel happy when you’re sad and it makes you feel energized and calm. Different music can have different outcomes. It’s […]

Abby Wills is the co-founder and program director of Shanti Generation, a media program that guides teens to bring mindfulness into life: shantigeneration.com.
By | May 10th, 2016|Kids Yoga|0 Comments

Love Thy Nature film review

Love Thy Nature film demonstrates how we can connect with the power and beauty of the natural world.

Love Thy Nature opens with a quote from Rumi, “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do. There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the Earth.” This documentary reminds you of just how […]

Karen Henry is an Associate Editor at LA YOGA who volunteers in a variety of capacities for nonprofit organizations and artists around Los Angeles. She practices yoga as a counterbalance to her daily impact sports and is a mother of four grown children who also practice yoga (well, the two in California at least).
By | May 4th, 2016|Film|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