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.

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

The Hug Store Book

  What if you were out of hugs and had to go to the store to get more? In The Hug Store, five-year-old Shana is asked by her Grandfather for a hug. Shana replies that she is all out of hugs and tells her Grandfather she has to go to the store to get more. [...]

By | June 7th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

No Time Like the Present by Jack Kornfield

  Photo of Jack Kornfield by Deborah Jaffe Whether you read beloved teacher and writer Jack Kornfield’s latest book from start to finish, or whether you skip around and read a page here or a chapter there, the wisdom found here offers meaningful gems of inspiration, practical tools for mindfulness, and ways to [...]

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

Yoga to Support Addiction and Recovery with Nikki Myers

Founder of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, outspoken teacher Nikki Myers is a powerhouse who leads trainings and builds communities around the world centered on combining the somatic approach of yoga with the cognitive approach of 12-step programs. Nikki is giving the Sunday keynote address at the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Symposium for Yoga Therapy [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Mindfulness, Food, and Massage with Yoga Teacher Josie Kramer

Josie Kramer is wearing tee by Tee Bra and Va Va Leggings by Revolucion. Photo by David Young-Wolff Yoga Teacher Josie Kramer MA is also a meditation teacher, holistic health coach, mindfulness-based counselor, and massage therapist. She is the author of a guided meditation CD Body Love, Soul Purpose and the DVD The Yoga [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Miraval Life in Balance Spa brings their mindful luxury to Orange County

Photo by David Young-Wolff For Miraval Life in Balance Spa, Mindfulness is an opportunity to connect, de-stress, be playful and stay curious Mindfulness is more than a buzzword at the five-star resort property Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Monarch Beach Resort. The entire team has been committed to the importance of mindfulness [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Spas|0 Comments

The Detox Market in Santa Monica: A Boutique for Green Beauty

The words “detox market” may evoke the idea of the trendiest new cleanse, but The Detox Market is a leader in the green beauty space. This retailer carefully curates a variety of lines of skin care, beauty, cosmetics (and yes, even some cleanse and detox products) that meet the exacting standards of both performance and [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments

GuruGanesha Band music uplifts us during “Troubled Times.”

Music is a refuge. Whether instrumental or with lyrics, the repetition of mantra or other inspirational poetry, it is a source of solace, a way to lift us up, a way for us to find our inner center. When we ride the waves of the world today, this is one of our sources of restoration [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

CycleBar Culver City: Indoor Cycling, Community, and Philanthropy

  A love of endurance sports and and philanthropy fuels CycleBar Culver City independent franchise owner Steph Sklar-Mulcahy. Her experience includes triathlons (including two Ironman distance races), marathons supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and road cycling since her first AIDS/Lifecycle ride in 2005. Around eight years ago a friend convinced her to try her [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Cross Training|0 Comments