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Wellness Tourism 2.0: The Benefits of Yoga and Meditation Retreats

  Wellness travel that includes yoga and meditation is more than a trend — it has become a modern-day necessity. If you’ve ever thought or uttered the phrase, “I need a vacation,” you’re certainly not alone.   As technology continues to advance, the pace of our lives continues to speed up. In response, our need [...]

By | October 3rd, 2017|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft Combines Passions for Education and Practice

Yoga teacher Dana Kraft is wearing Kali sports bra—print ($49) and Jennifer legging—print ($69) by Will Lane (will-lane.com). Photo at Astronomers Monument at Griffith Observatory at Griffith Park by David Young-Wolff (davidyoung-wolff.com).   Yoga Teacher Dana Kraft Yoga teacher Dana Kraft brings the experience of joy to everything she does—especially every class she [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Jesse Schein: From Rock Star Yoga Teacher to Reality TV Star

  I met yoga teacher Jesse Schein while on the set of a docu-series—the reality television show Yoga Girls (which airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on health-entertainment cable network Z Living). We were doing a photo shoot in the blazing late afternoon sun. Our jokes about feeling a bit out of place and our [...]

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

Open Doors: Love Yoga East

  Echo Park is a neighborhood on the rise. It has become a burgeoning mecca of new coffee shops, pet stores, and yoga studios. While the east side of Sunset Boulevard has seen refurbishment and revitalization indoors of buildings and properties, the edifices have kept the iconic murals that helped create its historic vibe.   [...]

By | September 29th, 2017|Studios|0 Comments

Los Angeles Events: The Best of September 2017

  Join LA Yoga at the best Los Angeles events for September 2017.   Los Angeles Events: Classes and Workshops Accessible Yoga   Learn how to make classes welcoming to everyone and to approach students in a trauma-informed way with Accessible Yoga Founder Jivana Heyman. Details 7-10 Sep 9am-5pm $550 Spiral Path Yoga, 3115 Foothill [...]

Tzu Chi embodies Charity through Compassion and Good Works

The Tzu Chi Thousands of Helping Hands Charity Art Performance raises funds for this faith-based organization's global acts of compassion.   The worldwide nonprofit spiritual organization Tzu Chi spreads a mission and a message. In Southern California and beyond, the worldwide nonprofit organization Tzu Chi spreads the message that giving awakens kindness and [...]

By | September 10th, 2017|Cause & Activism, compassion in action|0 Comments

Catalina: An Island Retreat for Yogis

  As any good yogi will attest, taking a yoga practice on the road brings with it a whole new sense of enlightenment. Yoga retreats in exotic locales abound. The price tag for such a getaway, though, may seem daunting. So when we heard about the one-day Yoga/Hike collaboration between REI and Catalina Island, our [...]

By | September 6th, 2017|Festivals & Retreats, Travel|0 Comments

Youth Empowerment: A Program with Peace Guardians

  Rows of brightly colored yoga mats lined the exterior of LA Live. Long yellow school buses arrived to drop off dozens of children from both the Afterschool All Stars LA Program and The Watts Bears for a program sponsored by UNICEF.   Behind the stage, seven adults in teal uniforms held hands and set [...]

By | September 3rd, 2017|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Yoga Teacher Leigh Simran Brown

Photo of Leigh Simran Brown by David Young-Wolff. Clothing by Yashel Athletic     Yoga Teacher Leigh Simran Brown teaches at Yoga at The Raven and is a licensed spiritual therapist at Agape International Spiritual Center . She is also the Executive Director of Office of Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith. What inspired you to take [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Open Doors: Modo Yoga East, Echo Park

  Toronto-based yoga collective, Moksha/Modo Yoga, has opened another brick and mortar on the East Side of Los Angeles in hip Echo Park. The studio is founded on seven pillars: health, eco-consciousness, accessibility, community, outreach, peace, and perpetual personal growth. The new space lives and breathes these tenets while simultaneously speaking to the East Side’s [...]

By | August 26th, 2017|Studios|0 Comments