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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

By | May 2nd, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga On Location: 10,000 Buddha Mural

Yoga On Location: 10,000 Buddha Mural, Los Angeles Photo by David Young-Wolff

Yoga on Location: Ryan Orrico at 10,000 Buddha Mural Wall by Amanda Giacomini


Ryan Orrico is wearing shirt by SPIRITUALAF.COM.  Photographed in front of the 10,000 Buddha Mural by Amanda Giacomini. [email protected] in Venice […]

By | March 31st, 2016|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

Original Light Book Review

The same devotion-filled voice of musician Snatam Kaur fills the pages of Original Light.

If you’ve heard celebrated mantra singer Snatam Kaur chant, you were likely moved by her devotion-filled voice. In her desire to help sustain such inspiration beyond the concert hall, she’s penned a new book that guides people on “a

By | March 31st, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments