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.

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

The Kirtaniyas; A Neo-Bhakti Revolution

“Man…tra; Man- means ‘mind’; -tra means ‘to free’,” Vijay Krsna tells me. The young Hare Krishna devotee from the UK who was born to the sound of his father singing Om Namah Shivaya on his guitar wants to share a kirtan experience with one and all. “To call out and have someone open their heart [...]

By | September 28th, 2010|Music|0 Comments

New Rising Son: A Perseverance Of Lineage

Far below the cloud forests of the Peruvian Andes, downriver from the place where the Ucayali and Marañón converge to form the headwaters of the Amazon, Orlando Chujandama Huazanga is calling the spirits to The New Rising Sun, a humble compound in a small village called Llucayanacu on banks of the Huallaga River where he [...]

By | May 25th, 2010|Interviews|0 Comments

David Elliott: Reasons For Breathing

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 mass of self inflicted healing in a pranayamic [...]

By | April 1st, 2010|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Soul Balancing: The Path Of The Sacred Road Dog

Q & A With Global Healers In Print & Online It’s early afternoon; the sun sparkles on waves crashing on the beach below the bluffs. Deva Premal and Miten are in repose in Malibu sitting in the expanse of a large tastefully appointed living room bathed in a reflected glow. They’re light-hearted. They’re laughing a [...]

By | March 25th, 2010|Music|0 Comments