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 Ashley Shubert and Her Inspiration

Ashley Shubert photographed by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by K-Deer Yoga Teacher Ashley Shubert shares her inspiration and a motivational playlist. Why did you attend your first yoga class? My mom was really connecting in her yoga practice and wanted to share it with me. At the time, I was 12 and didn't really [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Rina Jakubowicz

Photo of Rina Jakubowicz by David Young-Wolff. Rina is wearing leggings by Liquido Active.   Rina Jakubowicz is a powerhouse of a teacher. She leads ongoing classes at Electric Soul Yoga in Studio City, facilitates teacher training programs for people who want to teach yoga in Spanish at Wanderlust Hollywood, and travels the [...]

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

Lessons from the Tiny House Movement: An Interview with Tiny House Nation Co-Host Zack Giffin

If you’ve ever dreamed of downsizing, choosing what is most essential, or living a more mobile lifestyle; if you’ve imagined yourself as a minimalist, or looked for ideas to increase the efficiency or creativity of your space, you may be following the tiny house movement. The categorization of a tiny home varies a bit based [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Hilaria Baldwin on Living Clearly and Staying Balanced

  Hilaria Baldwin demonstrating balance in life. Photo by Jeff Skeirk/Rawtographer on location at the Beverly Wilshire. Hilaria Baldwin knows something about the wobbly art of balance. She grew up between Boston and Spain, enjoying the physicality of gymnastics, flamenco, and Latin ballroom dance; she later danced professionally and taught the art form. [...]

By | March 28th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Exclusive Premiere of Jai Uttal’s S.A.M.B.A Music Video

The latest album by prolific devotional kirtan artist Jai Uttal Roots, Rock, Rama! is garnering acclaim from around the world. The official music video for “S.A.M.B.A (Shiva’s Adoration of Mata Bhavani’s Ambrosia) reflects the joyous mood of both the song and the album. The gorgeous video was shot in Rishikesh, India, in the winter of [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|Music|0 Comments

Russell Simmons builds the studio Tantris as a Temple for Practice

Russell Simmons at Tantris. Photographed by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer A Studio as a Home for Devotion Russell Simmons is a visionary on the move. Co-founder of Def Jam Records, early promoter and pioneer in the hip hop movement, famous philanthropist, prolific author, television and film producer, and entrepreneur with multiple businesses, Russell is also [...]

By | February 28th, 2017|Interviews|0 Comments

Pause Float Studio

While I’ve heard people talk about the benefits of floating, my first experience floating was at Pause Float Studio in Venice. It is located in a nondescript storefront (at least from the street) on Washington Boulevard, just east of Lincoln. The moment I stepped inside the doors of this carefully designed oasis of relaxation, it [...]

By | February 24th, 2017|Spas|0 Comments

Veggie Grill adds VG Beyond Burger to their menus

There are times when our team has looked at each other while sitting at our desks to say, “Today is a Veggie Grill kind of day.” Whether it is the combination of comfort food made healthy and modern with a bit of SoCal fusion or the fact that anyone with any dietary restriction or conviction [...]

By | February 12th, 2017|Restaurants|0 Comments

Blossom Atelier in Santa Monica

Main Street in Santa Monica is one of those treasures of the greater Los Angeles area. It is so close to the beach that you can smell the salt air and jaunt down to the ocean. The boutiques and shops offer chances to take the bohemian Westside vibe home with you. One of the locations [...]

By | January 17th, 2017|Style & Apparel|0 Comments

111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss Book Review

The VDL Research House photographed by Lyudmila Zotova from 111 Places in Los Angeles That You Must Not Miss I admit it: I love living in LA. As a native New Englander, I’m a bit shocked to hear myself say those words aloud, but it’s true. I didn’t move to the city knowing [...]

By | January 11th, 2017|Books & DVDs|0 Comments