Sam Slovick

Sam Slovick

About Sam Slovick

Award-winning journalist, documentary director and long-term LA Yoga contributor Sam Slovick is the director, writer and producer of the Radicalized documentary, currently working on the Kirtan Road Dogs documentary.

Kirtan Road Dog Jai Uttal on Devotion

ROOTS, ROCK, RAMA! Love is the strongest medicine -Neem Karoli Baba “I’m here to sing kirtan, to lead kirtan, to share kirtan, sing the names of God, play music,” says Jai Uttal. He’s talking as he loads his gear into the First Unitarian Church in Portland, Oregon, for sound check. His performance will be the [...]

By | July 24th, 2018|Interviews|2 Comments

Bikram Yoga Fremont Street Studio, PDX, Behind the Scenes

“You cannot attract true friends without removing from your own character the stains of selfishness and other unlovely qualities. The greatest art of making friends is to behave divinely yourself—to be spiritual, to be pure, to be unselfish. The more your human shortcomings drop away and divine qualities come into your life, the more friends [...]

By | March 22nd, 2018|Yoga in the World|0 Comments

MC YOGI writes Spiritual Graffiti

MC YOGI photo by Estevan Oriol A Practice with MC YOGI A sleepy English bulldog naps in a pool of afternoon sunlight on the cool polished concrete floor of Wren & Wild, a sort of holistic hub that houses a highly curated resale shop, a healthy beauty products store and a big yoga [...]

By | December 17th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Miten and Deva Premal with Manose: Kirtan Road Dogs Temple at Midnight

  “I became a part of that magic. I have understood what that’s really about,” Bansuri flutist and Bhakti music circuit darling, Manose Singh, confides while sitting in the green room at Portland, Oregon’s iconic Revolution Hall. He’s been touring with Deva Premal and Miten for the better part of their perpetual, two decade, global [...]

By | August 15th, 2017|Music|1 Comment

Hare Krishna Film Review

  If His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada tried to enter the US from India today, chances are the spiritual master would be detained. But in 1964, the septuagenarian Vaishnava Swami was welcomed to the West with open arms and proceeded to detonate a transcendental love bomb on Manhattan’s Lower East Side that transformed [...]

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

Gong Medicine

Jon offering sound healing at The Beloved Festival "The gong is the first and last instrument for the human mind. It is the basic creative sound. To the mind, the sound of the gong is like a mother and father that gave it birth. The mind has no power to resist a gong [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|artists & musicians|0 Comments

Heart Reign: The Ascension Of Krishna Das

Photos of Krishna Das at Bhakti Fest West 2012 shot by Kristina Clemens Kristinaclemens.com Chanting is called a practice for one reason: It only works if we do it. Chanting has been my main practice for years, but it took me a long time to realize that it’s only by doing it regularly [...]

By | January 8th, 2013|Music|0 Comments

Billy Asad: Pushing the Edge

Billy Asad begins at the edge and pushes on from there. A student of Yoga since the early1990s, Asad has made space at Los Angeles’ YogaWorks for nearly a decade. When he brings his practice to the people, his classes are always mat-to-mat with devoted students. Part guru, part coach, Asad has the ability to [...]

By | December 21st, 2011|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

David Elliott: The Reluctant Healer

David Elliott: The Reluctant Healer by Sam Slovick The Kyoto Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is a portal today. Braced against the streets of chaos, the Little Toyko-5 star is pressed tightly against the homeless vortex of Skid Row. In a few hours, Reluctant Healer, David Elliott will incite another kind vortex here. A whirling [...]

By | November 21st, 2011|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Seduced Into Wellness

How The Desire To Lose Weight Created A Desire For Wellness Change was needed. I had recently retired a multi-decade tobacco addiction and gained twenty pounds in two months when my metabolism came to a screeching halt without the nicotine. A friend of mine had dropped twenty-five pounds in twenty-six days on the Jennings’ RealMecleanse. Cautiously [...]

By | March 26th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments