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About Olivia Kvitne

Olivia Kvitne is a Los Angeles yoga instructor specializing in yoga therapy for veterans struggling with PTSD. One of the influences in her life was her grandfather, a WWII vet, and later a psychiatrist who embraced using the mind to heal the body: TheYogaAbbey.com @OliviaKvitne

Book Review: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy by David Emerson — Bringing the Body into Treatment (W.W. Norton and Company) A systematic process for addressing trauma in a clinical setting has been outlined in the new book, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy by David Emerson, director of The Trauma Center Yoga Program. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga has been shown to be a useful [...]

By |2015-06-01T22:00:25+00:00June 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Book Review: Yoga for Warriors

  In her book, Yoga for Warriors, Beryl Bender Birch illustrates how yoga is as a healing tool for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the physiological response many veterans experience upon returning home from a war zone. Birch, the cofounder of Give Back Yoga Foundation, has personally provided yoga as a healing technique for PTS [...]

By |2017-05-24T14:58:30+00:00November 11th, 2014|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

CD Review: From Within

By Nirinjan Kaur Spirit Voyage The mysterious power of sacred Naam, the sound current of the ocean of consciousness, is reflected powerfully in Nirinjan Kaur’s voice. She is accompanied here by Matthew Schoening and Ram Dass Khalsa: these musicians open your heart to a world of shabads in the Gurmukhi language along with ancient sacred [...]

By |2015-04-10T22:38:50+00:00July 16th, 2014|Music|0 Comments

Your Juicing Questions Answered!

Juice It Up! was founded in 1995 and since that time Juice It Up! has been bringing fresh squeezed juices and handcrafted smoothies to communities everywhere.  Juice It Up! has grown to nearly 80 outlets operating in full scale retail stores, malls, kiosks, and college campus settings.   They make drinks for the discerning consumer wanting [...]

By |2015-04-10T22:46:44+00:00June 25th, 2014|Recipes|0 Comments

CD Review – Srikalogy’s New Paradigm

Black Swan Records Using a combination of sounds from hip hop, dub, rap, reggae and Sanskrit mantras to lace together themes of change, awareness, and breaking boundaries, Srikala delivers an album of conscious messages with a captivating mainstream sound. Srikaloy’s New Paradigm is on the crest of a new wave of what is considered to [...]

By |2015-04-10T22:50:20+00:00May 29th, 2014|Music|0 Comments

Unlikely Heroes – Rescuing Child Victims of Sex Slavery

North Hollywood-based anti-human trafficking organization Unlikely Heroes is on a global mission. Operating programs on the ground in the Philippines, Thailand, and Mexico, Unlikely Heroes rescues, restores, and rehabilitates child victims of sex slavery. Unlikely Heroes works in these high-risk areas to rescue kids and restore their lives by providing safe housing, medical care, nutrition, education, therapy, and life skills. The group also raises funds for [...]

By |2015-04-11T02:36:45+00:00March 12th, 2014|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Wanderlust Oahu – Two Day Recap

Held at the magical Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore, Wanderlust Oahu 2014 has brought together some of the most influential teachers, change makers and trendsetters to inspire consciousness and community through yoga. After two days with our feet in the sand - and on our mats - here’s a mini recap of what’s [...]

By |2015-04-11T02:46:13+00:00March 2nd, 2014|Festivals & Retreats|3 Comments