Felicia M. Tomasko

Felicia M. Tomasko

About Felicia M. Tomasko

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.

Coming to My Senses Documentary Exclusive Clip

Coming to My Senses The documentary film Coming to My Senses follows the journey of former motorcross racer Aaron Baker. In 1999, Aaron experienced a devastating injury, breaking his neck while riding. He was paralyzed from the neck down with a prognosis that did not involve him ever feeding himself again. Yet his persistence and [...]

By | May 9th, 2018|Film|0 Comments

Siriously Delicious by Siri Daly

Maybe you aspire to be one of those Instagram-worthy chefs for whom everything they touch seems to turn into a vibrant photo of bright colors and appetite-stimulating perfection. Or you may want to simply be a home chef who creates delicious family-friendly meals with a greater sense of ease. Popular food blogger, TODAY show food contributor, [...]

By | May 3rd, 2018|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Summer Essentials: Yoga Gear and Supplies for Everyone

Summer Essentials: Yoga Gear for All Practitioners As we move into the summer season, we can bring a greater sense of play into our practice. Our Yoga Gear can support our practice through a number of useful and uplifting items. We can select music that supports our ability to relax, we can wear sandals that allow [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Yoga Gear|0 Comments

Planting Trees as Practice: Jade Yoga partners with Trees for the Future (TREES)

  “Buy a mat, plant a tree.” This tagline is part of the story of Jade Yoga. Yet it is far more than just a tagline. This initiative is part of the mission of the family-owned and run company. From tree planting to other programs, Jade Yoga engages in initiatives that recognize our interdependence, in business [...]

By | May 1st, 2018|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

The Yoga Mind by Rina Jakubowicz

  The Yoga Mind: 52 Essential Principles of Yoga Philosophy to Deepen Your Practice, delivers on the promise of the title. Author Rina Jakubowicz is both a sincere teacher as well as a dedicated student of all of the limbs of yoga practice. In this user-friendly tome, she shares a number of practices. Rina organizes [...]

By | April 30th, 2018|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Mantra—Sounds into Silence

This is the movie that the kirtan and sacred communities have been waiting to see. The title of this feature-length documentary is both evocative and accurate. It describes the relationship between sacred sound and song and what it actually cultivates in our lives—the all-encompassing state of silence and eternal bliss. Filmmaker Georgia Wyss traveled the [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Film|0 Comments

Earth Day Sacred Music Playlist

    In celebration of Earth Day, Boulder-based White Swan Records has curated an inspirational scared music sacred music playlist for their Spotify channel, featuring some of the greatest artists in the devotional music world.  Its 19 songs offer affirmative expressions about our interconnectedness with nature and Mother Earth and the practice of nonviolence and humane [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Music|0 Comments

6 Spa Treatments and Products for Self-Care for Feet

When it comes to caring for our feet, we could set up an appointment or simply indulge in some self-care at home. From socks to spa treatments, we offer some suggestions for self-care for feet. Massage Tool: Yoga Tune Up Balls The weight, grip, and density of Yoga Tune Up balls make them useful as [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Exploring Scientific Evidence for Sound Healing at Integrative Medicine Conference

An Interview with UCLA Researcher and Professor Helen Lavretsky on Sound Healing Doctor Helen Lavretsky is both a scholar and recipient of health effects of sound healing.  She is a certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, as well as a psychiatrist and a neuroscientist who studies the effects of chanting meditation practices such as Kirtan Kriya on [...]

By | March 27th, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction by Dean Sluyter

In Fear Less: Living Beyond Fear, Anxiety, Anger, and Addiction, Dean Sluyter quotes the twentieth-century Indian sage Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, “Learn to look without imagination, to listen without distortion: that is all. You will experience peace and freedom from fear.” Fear Less: Putting Freedom into Practice Peace and freedom from fear. That definitely sounds like [...]

By | March 19th, 2018|Books & DVDs|0 Comments