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Reflecting on the Devotional Journey of Shakti Fest

Shakti Fest: A Devotional Revelation Stepping into the world of Shakti Fest this year was like an invitation into a mother’s sweet embrace. The new 2019 location at the Joshua Tree RV and Campground provided a new level of intimacy to the already heart-filled experience of these weekends. The festival is centered around a little [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Sugar Pancehchi Shares her Inspiration for Be Crystal Clear

High Vibrations and Healing Energy at Be Crystal Clear The creative healing touch of Sugar Panbehchi is in evidence everywhere throughout Be Crystal Clear. The Santa Monica studio space, healing center, and high vibration crystal boutique offers a sanctuary for classes, workshops, sessions, and shopping. Sugar spent some time with the LA YOGA team sharing [...]

By | May 6th, 2019|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Be Crystal Clear is a Center for Healing and Fitness

Creativity, Consciousness, and Crystals at Be Crystal Clear A new incarnation of wellness has arrived in Santa Monica. Be Crystal Clear is a studio and event space on Broadway created by owner Sugar Panbehchi. A visual treat of intricate murals on the facade and adorning the walls within have been painted by Mari Pavanelli and [...]

By | May 6th, 2019|Studios|0 Comments

Conscious Impact: Living Yoga in Nepal

Life-Changing Experiences A few months ago, I was telling a friend about the revelations I had during my yoga teacher training. Moving through trauma in my body, breaking habitual patterns of the mind, realizing the complexity of dis-ease and reclaiming my voice--to name a few. I found myself, in the end, describing the experience as [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Winona LaDuke on the Importance of Choosing A New Path

Activist Winona LaDuke: Lighting The Eighth Fire In recent years, the formidable Winona LaDuke has garnered mainstream media attention for her leadership at the “Standing Rock” Dakota Access Pipeline protests. However, this revered activist has been publicly speaking truth to power since the mid-1980s. A Native Ojibwe who graduated from Harvard University and completed her [...]

By | April 23rd, 2019|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Sweet Laurel: Cake, Coffee + Tea in Pacific Palisades

  Cake can be more than a decadent treat since now you can find sweet and healthy options. Laurel Gallucci and Claire Thomas of Sweet Laurel have created the recipes for grain-free flavors that inspire devotion in adults and kids alike. After dealing with an auto-immune disorder and being prescribed a strict elimination diet, Laurel [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|Hot Spots|0 Comments

Veggie Grill Downtown LA Shares Fast Casual Plant-Based Fare

  Plant-Based Veggie Grill's Comfort Food Veggie Grill continues to lead the pack of plant-based fast casual restaurants in not only in California but across the country. The Veggie Grill Downtown LA is an outpost of this growing group of restaurants. What I love about their menu is that while everything is plant-based, the items [...]

By | March 2nd, 2019|Restaurants|0 Comments

Shakti Fest and Bhakti Fest 2019 Celebrate at the Joshua Tree Lake Campground

Photo at Shakti Fest by Sandra Goodin In 2019, Shakti Fest and Bhakti Fest move to a new Joshua Tree location. The devotional festivals of Shakti Fest and Bhakti Fest are experiencing some exciting new changes for 2019. The venue that has hosted the festival for a decade has run into site restrictions [...]

By | March 1st, 2019|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Progressive Activism: Action in Everyday Life

Progressive Activism and The Progressive Era The Progressive Era, a long-time honored movement throughout history is a period of widespread social activism and political reform across the United States that spanned from the 1890s to present day bringing together concerned citizens actively marching, creating rallies and setting initiatives to focus on problems caused by industrialization, urbanization, immigration, political corruption and [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Richard Greene on Progressive Activism and 279 for Change

Progressive Activism What was the turning point in your life when you started to dedicate your energies to activism and how do you include this in your life today? And how can people become more involved at this crucial time? Richard Greene on Actions for Progressive Activism I have always loved politics and civics. I [...]

By | February 12th, 2019|Cause & Activism, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments