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.

How to Choose a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Inquire within when it is time to choose a teacher training program. Photo of the One Down Dog Community by Sarit Rogers (Sarit Photography) When I enrolled in my first yoga teacher training program, it was because my teacher was gathering a group of students for a nine month long course. While I [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Yoga Elementals with Tony G

Tony G and students in Yoga Elementals produced by Udaya Teacher Tony G’s passion for and dedication to practice and teaching shines throughout Yoga Elementals. Co-owner of Yoga at the Raven in Silverlake, Tony collaborated with director Airrion Copeland, musician/composer Trevor Oswalt (aka East Forest), and production company Udaya for this visually and [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Exploring Love, Death, and Time in Collateral Beauty

  (L-r) WILL SMITH as Howard and HELEN MIRREN as Brigitte in New Line Cinemas’, Village Roadshow Pictures' and Warner Bros. Pictures' ensemble drama “COLLATERAL BEAUTY,” a Warner Bros Pictures release. Photo by Barry Wetcher If death sat on the bench next to us at the dog park and struck up a conversation, [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Lisa Johnston Yoga Teacher and Fitness Instructor

Photo of Lisa at El Matador State Beach by David Young -Wolff. Lisa is wearing clothing by Iron Lily   What is your current go-to self-practice? I like to mix things up by adding resistance and HIIT training into my personal practice. I usually integrate the use of the TRX suspension trainer, a [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Niguma by Sangeeta Kaur

The very first notes of the opening track “Gayatri Mantra,” create a deeply sacred mood that also reveals some inkling of the variety of world music influences present in this album Niguma as a whole. Sound artist, vocalist, and musician Sangeeta Kaur’s second album Niguma demonstrates both her dedication to her practice as well as her [...]

By | November 4th, 2016|Music|0 Comments

Ele Keats Jewelry

The storefront of Ele Keats Jewelry on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica offers a glimpse into the designer's intentions.     When I first walked into Ele Keats Jewelry at Ele's August grand opening, I immediately felt the sense of intention that this designer and yoga and meditation practitioner creates in the space [...]

By | October 30th, 2016|Style & Apparel|0 Comments

Milton’s Secret Film Exclusive Clip Released

Beloved and renowned teacher and writer Eckhart Tolle's 2008 children's book Milton's Secret translates the concepts of The Power of Now for the real-life struggles of kids and families. The film adaptation will be released September 30. We've released an exclusive clip from the film. William Ainscough and Donald Sutherland star in Milton's Secret [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Film|0 Comments

Once Divided Book Review

There is an art to sharing evocative inspiration that combines photography and poetry. Susan Currie is a master of this art form. In her book, Once Divided: Words and Images, Susan—who serves as both author and photographer—offers a curated selection of professional images she shot over many years combined with her own personal verse. The [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Books & DVDs, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Side Lunge at LA Yoga 2016 Fashion

Click on image for larger view Photo By: David Young-Wolff Yoga Pose: Ellette Craddock Hair: JJ Jeffries Makeup: Dawn Sorenson Styling: Bree Montanarello Shot on location - Young-Wolff Studios Santa Monica Check out full slideshow: LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Slideshow   Some of the ways in which we move the body through variations [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Don't Show on Home Page, Style & Apparel|0 Comments

King Pigeon Pose Eka Pada Rajakapotasana at LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Shoot

Click on image for larger view Photo By: David Young-Wolff Yoga Pose: Ellette Craddock & Kate Hinkens Hair: JJ Jeffries Makeup: Dawn Sorenson Styling: Bree Montanarello Shot on location - Young-Wolff Studios Santa Monica Check out full slideshow: LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Slideshow   While yoga is an individual practice, sharing a class [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Don't Show on Home Page, Style & Apparel|0 Comments