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 (well, the two in California at least).

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

Heal: A Documentary Directed by Kelly Noonan Gores

If you’re looking for a documentary that exposes the health problems of our nation and the corruption of big pharma, Heal is not the film for you. The genius of the documentary Heal is that is explores conscious healing and ways in which you personally can use your own mind to heal your body. About the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Film|0 Comments

COAST Open Streets in Santa Monica

Santa Monica steps it up this weekend. For the COAST Open Streets Festival, the city is creating one of the biggest block parties in the region. On Sunday, October 1 both Main Street and Ocean Avenue will be closed to auto traffic. That’s a 2-mile stretch open for biking, skating, and strolling amongst bands, performers, [...]

By | September 27th, 2017|Art & Culture|0 Comments

Year by the Sea Film Review

S Epatha Merkerson (Liz) and Karen Allen (Joan) race through the streets of Wellfleet in Year by the Sea, a life-inspiring dramedy based on the NYT bestseller. After more than 20 yeas of being a devoted wife and mother of four children, I witnessed my energetic brood going to college. When this happened, [...]

By | September 18th, 2017|Film|0 Comments

Icarus Film Review

Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov and filmmaker Bryan Fogel   “I believe that Icarus was not failing as he fell, but just coming to the end of his triumph.” -Poet Jack Gilbert The documentary film Icarus explores our collective admiration the exploits of athletes at the top of their game, as well as our collective [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Film|0 Comments

Vegas Baby Film Review

If the purpose of a documentary is to widen exposure of a particular issue to a broader audience, then Vegas Baby hits the mark. The double entendre in the title cleverly describes the subject matter: an online competition that was held to win a free course of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) from a Las Vegas infertility center. [...]

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

Beatriz at Dinner Film Review

Beatriz at Dinner is a modern-day allegorical tale that asks some of the following questions: Is it possible to reconcile billionaire-class arrogance with earnest goodness and spirituality? Can a non-privileged, caring individual teach a lesson to a member of the one percent? With a dark undercurrent, Beatriz at Dinner is a film that is both [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Film|0 Comments

The Documentary Film Tomorrow showcases Modern Solutions

In honor of Earth Day, the new documentary film Tomorrow opens April 21 at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills. Directed and narrated by actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglorious Basterds) and activist Cyril Dion, the documentary sheds light on creative and successful small-scale solutions to the world’s biggest environmental challenges. The filmmakers’ explorations were motivated by a [...]

By | April 21st, 2017|Film|0 Comments