Karen Henry

Karen Henry

About Karen Henry

Karen Henry is an Associate Editor at LA YOGA who volunteers in a variety of capacities for nonprofit organizations and artists around Los Angeles. She practices yoga as a counterbalance to her daily impact sports and is a mother of four grown children who also practice yoga . Now, she's working on teaching yoga and joy of life to the grandkids!

An Epic Free Solo Captured on Film

Free Solo: Gripping Rocks & Gripping to Watch Rock climbing has significant history in California, specifically in the Yosemite Valley. Not surprisingly, one of our own has taken the sport to new heights. Alex Honnold free solo climbed the prestigious 3,200-foot wall face of the El Capitan mountain in Yosemite in 2017, as documented in [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Film|0 Comments

Pick of the Litter Follows Adorable Guide Dogs in Training

Potential Guide Dog Puppies are Adorable in Pick of the Litter If you love dogs and/or humanitarian causes, here is a must-see film that combines both. Pick of the Litter (directed by Don Hardy Jr and Dana Nachman) is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the preparation of guide dogs to serve the blind. Compared to the [...]

By | August 17th, 2018|Film|0 Comments

Nicholas Petricca: Rockstar Yogi

Nicholas Petricca at Kundalini Yoga By The Sea. Photo by Samir Janjua. WALK THE MOON’s frontman Nicholas Petricca talks death, breath, and his new studio Kundalini Yoga By The Sea You might recognize the lyrics and the catchy dance tunes of massive hits including “Shut Up and Dance” (“She said, ‘Oh oh oh, [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|artists & musicians|0 Comments

YogaSlackers and Slacklining

YogaSlackers I took a lesson from YogaSlackers at Wanderlust Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe several years ago. YogaSlackers is a group of roving slackliners who live the outdoor adventure life. They also teach yoga poses on slacklines. Co-founded by Jason Magness and Sam Salwei in 2005, YogaSlackers has a roster of 138 teachers who have [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Cross Training|0 Comments

Slacklining as a Moving Meditation

Walk the Line: Slacklining If you’ve ever thought about running off to join the circus to enjoy the thrill of walking a tightrope like a Wallenda, you might be intrigued by the outdoor sport of slacklining. It is a challenging practice accessible to beginners that offers a method for connecting mental focus, breath, and embodied practice. [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Cross Training|0 Comments

The Film Lives Well Lived Celebrates the Wisdom of Age

Lives Well Lived Filmmaker Sky Bergman and her inspirational Grandmother What is a life well lived? It is worth paying attention when the answers to this question are given by spirited, content, senior citizens. In the documentary film Lives Well Lived, Celebrating the Secrets, Wit & Wisdom of Age, first-time director Sky Bergman [...]

By | April 16th, 2018|Film|0 Comments

Ramen Heads Film

Ramen Heads Directed by Koki Shigeno Ramen shops are all over LA, with both local and Japanese chefs offering a classic or artisanal noodle experience. So, just maybe the fine residents of our city will be interested in the new film Ramen Heads. This feature-length documentary explores the cultural phenomenon of ramen in Japan. Chef Osamu Tomita [...]

By | March 26th, 2018|Film|0 Comments

The Story of Amanda Giacomini and the 10,000 Buddhas

  Amanda Giacomini and some of her 10,000 Buddhas on a Miami Wall. Photo by Matt Roy Lessons about practice and community through painting 10,000 Buddhas In 2017, artist Amanda Giacomini achieved her multi-year goal of painting 10,000 Buddhas. She did this by screen printing on paper, oil painting on wood, and by [...]

By | December 5th, 2017|Art & Culture|0 Comments

Kundalini Yoga by the Sea

Kundalini Yoga By the Sea studio in Santa Monica. Image by Samir Janjua Photo. Kundalini Yoga by the Sea is a welcoming studio in all senses of the word. Owners Dharam Dev Kaur Khalsa, Kia Ancilotto (Kia Dharam Atma), Lisa Arshawsky, and Nicholas Petricca share a commitment to the practice. They’ve created a [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Studios|0 Comments

Food Waste Truths Unveiled in Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

  When Chef Anthony Bourdain announces a new film project, we would expect a sumptuous international food tour. In Wasted! he delivers just that, although not the tour we may expect but one with world-changing implications. Bourdain serves as producer and talking head in the new, feature-length documentary Wasted! The Story of Food Waste.   [...]

By | October 4th, 2017|Film|0 Comments