Outdoor Yoga in Los Angeles

During the final dog days of summer before Labor Day, you may be revisiting your to-do list of unique summer activities; have you given yourself the opportunity to experience as much outdoor yoga as you were planning to practice? There’s still time to lay out your mat in one of LA’s unique locations for practicing [...]

By |2015-04-11T03:17:20-07:00August 21st, 2013|Destination LA|2 Comments

The Gaviota Coast

The Last Jewel of Southern California On a crisp spring morning, photographer Brett Leigh Dicks and I set out to document the diverse environment and open expanse of the Gaviota Coast. Arriving at Refugio State Beach just after sunrise, we encountered children playing where a chilly creek flowed into the ocean, flocks of sea birds [...]

By |2015-04-11T04:51:57-07:00March 3rd, 2012|Destination LA|0 Comments

Spiritual History of Los Angeles

When he first arrived on the West Coast in 1925, Paramahansa Yogananda called Los Angeles “the Benares of America.” L.A. reminded him of India’s holiest city because a certain spiritual energy permeated the hot, dry air. He may have sensed that the growing town was destined to become the prime relay station for the processing [...]

By |2019-07-30T16:13:35-07:00December 15th, 2011|Destination LA|0 Comments

Vedanta Blossoms In Hollywood

In the past Century, from a remote village of India, Holy Mother, Sarada Devi, witnessing the blossoming of the Vedanta Center in the World, said that these centers were being built so her monastic sons could find and give refuge to her householder sons. This is exactly what the ashrams and centers of the Ramakrishna [...]

By |2017-01-07T17:36:06-08:00April 2nd, 2010|Destination LA|0 Comments


Shangri-La In the 1950's, a religious order rooted in ancient Indian philosophies established a center in the hills of Montecito. Have a century later, the Vedanta Society of Santa Barbara remains a serene retreat that embraces all faiths God was not especially welcome in our New Jersey home. On the contrary, my father offered the [...]

By |2015-04-11T09:18:46-07:00March 30th, 2010|Destination LA|0 Comments

Yoga In The Great Outdoors

We recently fielded a request looking for outdoor Yoga cases in LA…so we started digging. We found a surprising number of classes held in parks, gardens, rooftops and even at the ocean’s edge. For any class, make sure you’re protected from the sun and bring your own gear. Sticky mats have a way of permanently [...]

By |2015-04-11T11:49:42-07:00July 23rd, 2009|Destination LA|0 Comments

Manifest Hope

Manifest Hope was involved in creating the now-famous HOPE with an image of Obama posters by artist Shepard Fairey, and together they developed the Manifest Hope show. They were looking for contemporary works of art related to the spirit of what Barack Obama represents for this country, so I created a portrait to [...]

By |2015-04-11T12:16:40-07:00March 27th, 2009|Destination LA|0 Comments
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