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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

Herbed Raw Macadamia Cheese Balls

A variation of Herbed Almond Cheese from Raw Food For Dummies by Cherie Soria and Dan Ladermann  Yield: 3 servings       ½ cup Macadamia Cheese (see recipe below) 1 tablespoon light mellow miso 1 tablespoon chopped raw pine nuts 1 tablespoon finely minced red onion ½ tablespoon minced fresh parsley 1 teaspoon minced [...]

By |2015-04-11T02:49:54+00:00February 5th, 2014|Recipes|1 Comment

Hijiki-Yam Medley (Raw)

    by Nomi Shannon INGREDIENTS · 1 cup hijiki (Japanese seaweed, needs to be soaked see instructions below) · 2 cups grated yam or sweet potato · 4 Tablespoons sunflower or pumpkin seeds or soaked seeds (optional) · 1 Tablespoon sesame oil · 2 teaspoons grated ginger · 2 teaspoons tamari · pinch of [...]

By |2015-04-11T02:55:28+00:00January 28th, 2014|Recipes|0 Comments

Chef Love’s Green Warrior Soup

Eating "Green" doesn't get much easier than this!   This easy to prepare raw vegan soup is a wonderful daily staple. The generous measurement of spinach makes it nutrition dense, the avocados provide sustained energy and satisfying healthy fats, and the cucumber, lemon and greens all are super alkalizing for the body. Total preparation time [...]

By |2015-04-11T02:56:30+00:00January 22nd, 2014|Recipes|0 Comments

Creamy Coconut Curry by Chef Chaya-Ryvka

Chaya’s Creamy Coconut Curry is a versatile sauce that can be used in a variety of ways. Try it  as a dressing marinated with  raw cubed veggies for a delicious raw creamy curry, as a dip for crudite, spread in a raw wrap or Romaine leaf piled high with your favorite veggies for an exciting [...]

By |2015-04-11T02:58:36+00:00January 15th, 2014|Recipes|1 Comment

Avocado Appetizer

Raw, Vegan, Dairy-Free, and Gluten-Free I LOVE this recipe because it switches up regular guacamole with more exotic Asian flavors. Plus, it is a visually beautiful dish to get things started. Your palate and body will agree. Nutrient-dense food like this is one of the healthiest ways to eat. Nutrient density is the measure of [...]

By |2015-04-11T03:00:44+00:00January 3rd, 2014|Recipes|0 Comments

Operation: Yoga

Yoga for veterans offers meaningful holistic solutions to returning veterans and their families. Studies and testimonials confirm that yoga and meditation are successful healing modalities for trauma. A growing body of research is showing that this is true for our veterans, proving to be one of the most effective ways to relieve post-combat trauma and [...]

By |2017-05-24T14:58:27+00:00November 10th, 2013|Yoga Therapy|2 Comments

Dharma Yoga LA

Three generations of yogis gathered on August 31st to dance, chant, and enjoy vegan cake to celebrate the five-year anniversary of Dharma Yoga LA (DYLA), the launch of their nonprofit organization, and the opening of their new studio space. Their quaint new home is a peaceful oasis within an urban environment–bathed in light provided by [...]

By |2015-04-11T03:07:37+00:00October 9th, 2013|Studios|0 Comments

Dharma Yoga Festival

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA Inc. (HSS), Los Angeles, with the support of many other Dharmic organizations, will host “Dharma and Yoga Fest” on Saturday, September 21, 2013 from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm at Excelsior High School ground in Norwalk CA. The Dharma and Yoga Fest will conclude the yearlong commemoration by HSS of Swami [...]

By |2015-04-11T03:12:49+00:00September 4th, 2013|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments