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.

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

Where to Watch The Skechers Performance LA Marathon

  The 33rd Los Angeles 26.2 miler is on March 18, 2018 From the Stadium to the Sea is more than just a tag line for the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon. The course begins at Dodgers Stadium and finishes in Santa Monica near the picturesque Pier; these start and finish lines have been in [...]

By | March 9th, 2018|Destination LA|0 Comments

Parker Pig Goes to Yoga by Stacey Alysson

Stacey Allyson Loves Introducing Kids to Yoga Yoga teacher, mom, and creative powerhouse Stacey Alysson shares her love for introducing kids to yoga in her book Parker Pig Goes to Yoga. This sweet and playful story is a delightful journey through a yoga class with Parker Pig and her yoga friends. It is a perfect [...]

By | March 8th, 2018|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Wildest Greens Offers High Performance Organic Food in Palm Desert

When we dedicate ourselves to a practice, we also become more interested in how we nourish ourselves through food. This is certainly the case for Denise DuBarry Hay. Denise is a dedicated yoga practitioner who owns the popular Palm Desert studio Bikram Yoga Plus. Her daughter Samantha owns the Bikram Yoga Kauai studio and her [...]

By | March 4th, 2018|Restaurants|0 Comments

Simples Tonics in Santa Monica Offers Herbal Infusions

The Game Changer (Nettle). The Chill Pill (Oatstraw). The Hug (Linden). The Superhero (Schisandra). The Fortifier (Dandelion Root). The Star (Chickweed). The Purifier (Burdock Root). The Elevator (Rose). These are the delicious herbal infusions available at the Simples Tonics shop on Main Street in Santa Monica. Simples Founder Traci Donat says, “These are in the [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Black Elephant Coffee Atwater Village

  “Support the community. Respect Nature. Drink good coffee. Join the tribe.” This is the motto painted on the wall of the newly opened Black Elephant Coffee in Atwater Village. Black Elephant Coffee Atwater Village Black Elephant Coffee owners are married couple Heidy Fu and Gonzalo Otarola. They are also the proprietors of Simply Coffee [...]

By | February 9th, 2018|Hot Spots|0 Comments

New Year New Gear: Innovative and Practical Tools for Practice

  Photo by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by Tantris. Shoes by Skechers. A number of sustainably-minded and innovative companies are currently creating meaningful tools for practice. We've curated a selection of products, props, clothing, subscription and streaming services, supplements, food and drinks, and more. These are items that support our self-care, our practice, and [...]

By | February 3rd, 2018|Yoga Gear|0 Comments

Kitchen Ritual: A Cookbook by Meredith Klein

Roasted Cauliflower from Kitchen Ritual by Meredith Klein Chef Meredith Klein is known throughout the SoCal yoga community and beyond for her mindful and delicious approach to the ritual of creating nourishing recipes and serving celebratory feasts. Her long-awaited cookbook, Kitchen Ritual, shares her culinary secrets with recipes as well as tips and [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Earth Guardians’ Xiuhtezcatl Martinez on Music as a Source of Purpose and Resilience

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez: Earth Guardians’ youth director and Conscious Life Expo keynote Speaker on consciousness and music As the youth director of Earth Guardians and as an activist, there are times in my life when I’ve felt lost within the chaos of movements. It’s crazy how much is happening, and there is always more to do [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Small Mouth Sounds at The Broad Stage Playwright Bess Wohl on Inner Peace

The acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds is showing at The Broad Stage January 11-28. Small Mouth Sounds received rave reviews when it opened in NYC. It has subsequently traveled the world. Small Mouth Sounds follows a group of students at a silent retreat where they work through questions such as what it means to find [...]

By | January 10th, 2018|Art & Culture|0 Comments