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.

Gift Guide Ideas from the Bliss Network Team

When it comes to finding just the right items for your favorite yoga, sometimes we all need a bit of inspiration. The Bliss Network Team has gathered a selection of Gift Guide items to help you find treasures for the holidays and beyond. Gift Guide Merakalpa Mala Kits Untie Your Mind, Knot Your Intention. The [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Annual Guides|0 Comments

Holiday Hosting and Home Hacks with Molly Sims

  Everyday Chic Author Molly Sims. Photo by Amy Neusinger.  In her book, Everyday Chic, Molly Sims offers pages of helpful suggestions for stress-free parties and having more ease and organization at home. She says this about drinks, “Always have a signature bevvie. It’s fun and festive and adds a little personality to [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|home & garden|0 Comments

Meditate in the Valley at The DEN Meditation Studio City

Meditate and Chill Sometimes we all just need to #CTFO (Chill The F*&@ Out) at any time of the day. Fortunately, the options for where we can do just that in LA are increasing. The DEN Meditation has added a Studio City location (they began with a La Brea flagship) to provide a fitting home [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Studios|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Ahmed Elaasar

Photo of Yoga Teacher Ahmed Elaasar by David Young-Wolff   Yoga Teacher Ahmed Elaasar is dedicated to his practice and his passion for sharing the teachings of yoga with others. He has a perspective on yoga that comes from traveling the world. After traveling the globe, he decided that LA is the place [...]

By | November 1st, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Maeve McCaffrey

Photo of Maeve McCaffrey by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by Spirit Activewear. As a Yoga teacher, Maeve McCaffrey is both generous and kind. She greets students with a smile when she teaches challenging yet clearly-instructed and well-paced classes. Maeve teaches at YogaWorks and Equinox. What inspired you to begin teaching yoga? I was exposed [...]

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

Eating for Performance with Gabby Reece

Gabby Reece working out courtesy of FitBit Gabrielle (Gabby) Reece is a powerhouse. The 6’3” former professional volleyball player, athletic shoe designer for Nike, best-selling author, TV and podcast host, and high intensity workout creator (HIGHX and XPT). Gabby Reece lives in Malibu and Hawaii with her husband, big wave surfer Laird Hamilton [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Healthy Eating|0 Comments

Jivana Heyman Speaks about Accessible Yoga

Jivana Heyman and students at the Santa Barbara Yoga Center. Photo by Sarit Rogers When I met Accessible Yoga Founder Jivana Heyman, I was struck by how much he lives the values of Accessible Yoga. He is an example of these values in every way. His attitude, demeanor, and approach to teaching are [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft Combines Passions for Education and Practice

Yoga teacher Dana Kraft is wearing Kali sports bra—print ($49) and Jennifer legging—print ($69) by Will Lane (will-lane.com). Photo at Astronomers Monument at Griffith Observatory at Griffith Park by David Young-Wolff (davidyoung-wolff.com).   Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft Yoga teacher Dana Kraft brings the experience of joy to everything she does—especially every class she [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Open Doors: La Maida Institute

  “Listen to your inner teacher” is a common refrain among yoga and meditation instructors. In this busy, fragmented world, how do you tune in to that internal frequency? Where do you identify, strengthen and practice the tools that empower you to be your own best teacher?   La Maida Institute, contained in a historic, [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Skincare for Runners

Yoga Teacher and Runner Jocelyn Solomon photographed by David Young-Wolff.    Whether you are training for a 5K, 10K, half-marathon, or even the full 26 miles, skincare is vital. Running the trails outdoors leaves your skin exposed to the elements. Both sun and wind can create challenges for the skin.   Maintaining healthy, [...]

By | September 23rd, 2017|Bath & Beauty|0 Comments