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Flower Child Santa Monica

Another “green” eatery graces Los Angeles? Bring it! I say—and many seem to agree: Flower Child Santa Monica was busy when I visited on a recent May Sunday. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes made with locally sourced ingredients fit perfectly into the image of a health-obsessed LA. Owned by Fox Restaurant Concepts, the group behind [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|Restaurants|0 Comments

Hala Khouri: Trauma-Informed Yoga Teacher offers Permission to Play and Be Present

Hala Khouri photographed by Sarit Rogers   Every time Hala Khouri leads her online or in-person trauma-informed trainings designed to inform and empower yoga teachers and clinicians to recognize the various ways in which trauma appear in the body, she assures her students, “The wound is the gift. And the gift is the [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Mentors Empower Success for Yoga Teachers

Photos of Yoga for Dancers at Gigi Torres’ Establish Your Empire (establishyourempire.com) in Downtown LA. IG @eyeexperience. Photographer: Karen Marie Photography (karenmarie.co) IG: karenmarieco Yoga teachers step into a profession that comes with a lifelong trajectory of learning, inquiry, and continued education. The first few years—or decades—of a new teacher’s career are vital [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Business of Yoga|0 Comments

Mandala Center LA

  Mandala Center LA studio Photo of Saul David Raye Class by Joy Santos Mandala Center LA—Yoga, Community, and Conscious Living—is a new addition to the LA area on 7th and Broadway in Santa Monica. Mandala exemplifies both yoga’s collective experience as well as its personal practice. Mandala’s vision, according to co-founder Saul [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Studios|0 Comments

Mindfulness, Food, and Massage with Yoga Teacher Josie Kramer

Josie Kramer is wearing tee by Tee Bra and Va Va Leggings by Revolucion. Photo by David Young-Wolff Yoga Teacher Josie Kramer MA is also a meditation teacher, holistic health coach, mindfulness-based counselor, and massage therapist. She is the author of a guided meditation CD Body Love, Soul Purpose and the DVD The Yoga [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Miraval Life in Balance Spa brings their mindful luxury to Orange County

Photo by David Young-Wolff For Miraval Life in Balance Spa, Mindfulness is an opportunity to connect, de-stress, be playful and stay curious Mindfulness is more than a buzzword at the five-star resort property Miraval Life in Balance Spa at Monarch Beach Resort. The entire team has been committed to the importance of mindfulness [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Spas|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Ashley Shubert and Her Inspiration

Ashley Shubert photographed by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by K-Deer Yoga Teacher Ashley Shubert shares her inspiration and a motivational playlist. Why did you attend your first yoga class? My mom was really connecting in her yoga practice and wanted to share it with me. At the time, I was 12 and didn't really [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Rina Jakubowicz

Photo of Rina Jakubowicz by David Young-Wolff. Rina is wearing leggings by Liquido Active.   Rina Jakubowicz is a powerhouse of a teacher. She leads ongoing classes at Electric Soul Yoga in Studio City, facilitates teacher training programs for people who want to teach yoga in Spanish at Wanderlust Hollywood, and travels the [...]

By | April 3rd, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Seeds of Prosperity: Growing Food for Health

  Photo of Ron Finley Growing Food for Health by Leroy Hamilton There are some quiet, powerful seeds of prosperity sprouting up in some of the most unlikely communities these days. From Compton Gardens to South Central Los Angeles to Berkeley and beyond, individuals are transforming food deserts into oases and growing food [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Share Necessities Next Level CommUNITY Center in Los Angeles

Photo of Share Necessities Next Level CommUNITY Center by Beau McCoy I have been managing a property in the Park Mesa Heights neighborhood of South Central, Los Angeles for the past three years. After seeing the effects of inner city life take a toll on too many of the residents, I reached out [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Cause & Activism|0 Comments