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.

Persimmons Featured at Santa Monica Restaurant Week

Persimmon and Kale Salad at Massilia Taste a Variety of Persimmon Dishes at the 2019 Santa Monica Restaurant Week Persimmons may be one of the hidden treasures found in SoCal farmers’ markets in the late fall and early winter. Rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and healthy phyto-nutrients, with tastes that combine well with [...]

By | January 10th, 2019|Restaurants|0 Comments

The Courage to Rise by Liz Arch

The Courage to Rise as a Practice Companion In her practice and in her yoga teaching, Liz Arch is an example of both determination and dedication. She brings a willingness to share her own vulnerability and to explore what it really means to use lifestyle practices to find healing and to thrive in daily life. [...]

By | January 2nd, 2019|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Jewelry for the 7 Chakras

7 Chakras Jewelry Ideas for Energetic Balance The Chakra System describes vortices of energy that are housed in the subtle body. They affect various aspects of our physiology, state of mind, and our way of being in the world. While we have many active chakras, the yogic teachings talk about seven primary energy centers that [...]

By | December 4th, 2018|Style & Apparel|0 Comments

Notorious RBG at the Skirball

Painting of Ruth Bader Ginsberg by Maira Kalman The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg: RBG at the Skirball “I’m not queen….I’d rather be notorious.” This now-famous quote from one of Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s public conversations adorns one of the walls at the exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Destination LA|0 Comments

Gift Selections for the Everyday Yogi

  From clothing to conscious jewelry, a pilgrimage to foods and snacks to support health and wellness, check out our gift selections for the everyday yogi. Bohemian Island bohemianisland.com Gifts don't get much better than the unbeatable comfort of Bohemian Island's 100% cotton harem pants. All the way from the beaches of Thailand, these outrageously [...]

By | November 3rd, 2018|Annual Guides|0 Comments

ARK Crystals Channel the Connectivity of the Unified Field

ARK Crystals as Technology of Connection When we practice yoga, we focus on our ability to attune ourselves within our own physical being, emotional states, thoughts, and even our spirit. In addition to our internal connections, our yoga practice also takes us into our connectivity with everyone beyond ourselves. There are tools that help enhance [...]

By | October 25th, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Wellspring Keynote Speaker Russell Brand

Russell Brand Talks about Wellness, the Journey of Recovery, and the Importance of Practice Writer, actor, comedian and campaigner, Russell Brand. (Photo by Steve Schofield/Contour by Getty Images) Wellness at Wellspring Comedian, actor, and author Russell Brand is a fast talking, rapid-fire wit who puts his voice to use in service to authentic [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

6 Delicious and Nutritious Bars

Snack with Purpose This editor's pick of nutritious bars offers flavors that satisfy and ingredients you can feel good about eating. Even better--these brands are doing their part to craft food that is good for you and good for the planet. Whether you're traveling across the world, or across the street, pack some of these [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

UPLIFT Co-Founder and Mentor Camilla Bruno

UPLIFT Yoga Foundation Co-Founder and Mentor Camilla Bruno photographed by Natalie Moser. Camilla Bruno is one of the Co-Founders of UPLIFT Teen Mentor Program and one of the Mentors in the program. Her work as a mentor has strengthened her lessons around vulnerability and empathy. Join Camilla and the rest of the UPLIFT [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

UPLIFT Teen Mentor Nicole Chavez

UPLIFT teen mentors share some laughter. Photo by Natalie Moser UPLIFT Teen Mentor Nicole Chavez finds that even five minutes of yoga practice can make a difference in her day. As a nurse and yoga teacher, she calls on her practice to help her connect with people. She finds inspiration in being part of [...]

By | September 14th, 2018|Cause & Activism|0 Comments