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.

Ballet Dancer Madison McDonough Showcases Fall Fitness Fashion

  Trend: Halter Bra Since I'm a ballet dancer, I include cross training routines that give me power in my legs. Some of my favorite workouts are spinning, walking, elliptical, Pilates, and core strengthening exercises.   Madison is wearing: Brushed Mosaic Halter Sports Bra and Legging by Tantris Shoes: Women’s YOU by Skechers Ballast Ball [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Yoga Gear|0 Comments

Trend Alert! Fitness and Fashion Tips

Imuri Palcheo stretching in front of a Peloton bike. Photo by David Young-Wolff. Styling by Dagmarette Yen   Trend: Racerback Tank Yoga has helped me so much in my fitness goals, but also my mental goals. I'm an endurance junkie, and my go to workout involved some form of cardio like running, cycling, [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Yoga Gear|0 Comments

Los Angeles Events: The Best of September 2017

  Join LA Yoga at the best Los Angeles events for September 2017.   Los Angeles Events: Classes and Workshops Accessible Yoga   Learn how to make classes welcoming to everyone and to approach students in a trauma-informed way with Accessible Yoga Founder Jivana Heyman. Details 7-10 Sep 9am-5pm $550 Spiral Path Yoga, 3115 Foothill [...]

Book Review: The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription by Lauren Walker

  Yoga teacher and energy medicine practitioner Lauren Walker delivers a powerful set of practices in her second book, The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription.   Combining Energy Medicine and Yoga While we could agree that the practice of yoga in and of itself has energetic effects, according to Walker, when we combine the precepts of [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Leigh Simran Brown

Photo of Leigh Simran Brown by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by Yashel Athletic     Yoga Teacher Leigh Simran Brown teaches at Yoga at The Raven and is a licensed spiritual therapist at Agape International Spiritual Center . She is also the Executive Director of Office of Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith. What inspired you to take [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Music Review: Sun Child by Jacqueline Radha Rosen

  Jacqueline Radha Rosen reveals her skills as a singer-songwriter in her newly released debut EP Sun Child. This artist may be most well-known as Radha—teacher and co-owner of Bhakti Yoga Shala where she leads classes and co-leads kirtans with her husband (and co-owner) Govind Das. The duo have released four albums together: Lunar Mantras, [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Sri Prem Baba on Cultivating Silence on the Path to Purpose

  Sri Prem Baba is a man on a mission leading a movement to awaken love and inspire people to experience a new way of living life.   The new way that he suggests is one based on our ability to experience greater self-knowledge rather than continually chasing material rewards. Through this, we can live [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Clinical Practicum: Why it Matters

Yoga Therapy RX for Mental Health Clinical Program Director Julie Carmen Hoffman   People practicing yoga therapy work with all aspects of health and wellness, from the physical, to the mental, emotional, and even spiritual. Adequate training and mentorship is important for yoga therapists to accomplish this. When it comes to clinical practice, [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Thea Pueschel

Photo of Thea Pueschel by David Young-Wolff   We had the chance to connect with Yoga Teacher and Hypnotherapist Thea Pueschel about her practice. After shooting some photos at the Shakespeare Bridge in Los Feliz, we learned something about what keeps her inspired and on the mat.   What inspired you to take your [...]

By | July 3rd, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Tone It Up Beach Workout with Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott

  Tone it Up Founders Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott bring their workout to the beach Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott met the way many fitness-minded BFFs do—while working out. The duo have spearheaded an inspiring community of people looking for workout role models to remind them that fitness is fun, something that [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments