Olivia Kvitne

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 | June 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 | November 11th, 2014|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Falling into Autumn Rhythms

   In the end these things matter most: How well did you love? How fully did you live? How deeply did you let go?   Siddhartha Gautama   In the Fall Equinox, or Alban Elfed in the Celtic tradition, we are given an opportunity to embody the meeting point of life and death, light and [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Ayurveda|0 Comments

B.K.S. Iyengar, Master of Yoga and Beloved Guru Dies at 95

LA Yoga Magazine September 2005 After hearing of the death of beloved yoga guru B.K.S Iyengar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “Generations will remember Shri BKS Iyengar as a fine Guru, scholar & a stalwart who brought Yoga into the lives of many across the world.” Born in Karnataka, India in 1918, [...]

By | August 21st, 2014|Yoga in the World|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 | July 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 | June 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 | May 29th, 2014|Music|0 Comments

Alanis Morissette Writes Official Song for Marianne Williamson Campaign

Alanis Morissette has been a strong supporter of Marianne Williamson from the beginning. She sang at Williamson's announcement to run for Congress on October 20, 2013 and has given keynote talks on her behalf. Because of her fervent backing of Williamson's politics of conscience and a new bottom line, as well as Williamson's love of [...]

By | May 8th, 2014|Music|0 Comments

YOGA: The Art of Transformation Exhibit Review

YOGA: The Art of Transformation at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco provides a rare and gracefully concise glimpse into the early foundations of the yoga practice. This leads to a revealing look at how we use the practice today. Yoga class has increasingly become a staple in the daily schedules of health conscious [...]

By | April 14th, 2014|Yoga in the World|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 | March 12th, 2014|Cause & Activism|0 Comments