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New Beginnings at Goda Yoga in Culver City

Nathania Stambouli at Goda Yoga Goda Yoga in Culver City first opened its doors 15 years ago in 2001 and has recently transitioned to new ownership. Nathania Stambouli is now the new owner and her personal story of desk job to yoga teacher studio owner in one year has been an inspiration to [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Journey To Center: Paul Teodo

Paul Teodo photographed by David Young-Wolff   In the suburbs of Chicago, a loud, loving Italian family instilled in their sons a love of music, of connection, and a work ethic that allowed them to explore their place in the world. One of the brothers is an insurance adjuster still in the Chicago [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

YAS Venice

Spin room at YAS on Main Street in Venice Since 2001, Kimberly Fowler’s YAS Venice (Yoga and Spinning) has inhabited a distinctive corner at the north end of Abbot Kinney. Now as of August, the Venice institution has moved to nearby Main Street at the border of Santa Monica to inhabit the space [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Love your Neighbor, See Your Neighbor: Pico Union Project

Services at Pico Union Project Jewish tradition teaches “love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Easier said than done. Los Angeles is steeped in rich diversity and overflowing with creative and cultural possibility, yet as we pursue our fast-paced flow of commuting and computing around the city, we develop blind spots. Most of [...]

By | October 2nd, 2016|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Create Yoga Studio

Tranquility. This is the feeling evoked when you first walk into Create Yoga in Santa Monica. Maybe it’s because parking was a breeze (there are spaces in the shopping center and on Santa Monica Boulevard), maybe it’s because the floor is painted the shade of turquoise you would see in the ocean around the islands of Tahiti, or [...]

By | October 1st, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Tender Greens Westwood

When you walk into Tender Greens off of Westwood’s busy Glendon Avenue, you can feel a sense of immediate respite from the neighborhood bustle outside. In order to accommodate the farm to table eatery, the historic building has been lovingly remodeled. One area has been stripped down to the original brick walls while the addition [...]

By | September 30th, 2016|Restaurants|0 Comments

Ana Funes and the Subtle Body

Ana Funes photographed by David Young-Wolff   “Don’t just accept everything that the Yoga Sutra tells you,” Ana Funes says to her students. Dr Ana Funes Maderey teaches in the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program at Loyola Marymount University; her students are enthusiastic yogis and yoginis (female yogis) pursuing the academic [...]

By | September 28th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

The Studio (MDR) in Playa Vista

  The Studio (MDR) in Playa Vista   When I walked into The Studio (MDR), I noticed that was that the class was filled with people of all ages, ethnicities, and sizes. This upended my perceived notion that a Pilates studio would be filled with perfect bodies. I did stand out with my [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

In-Trinity Dojo in Santa Barbara

The studio space at In-Trinity Dojo in Santa Barbara is bright, airy, and invokes the centered feeling cultivated by the practice. According to the team at In-Trinity, a dojo is a “sanctuary that nurtures mind-body transformation.” The Santa Barbara In-trinity Dojo definitely fulfills this description. In-Trinity is the latest paradigm-shifting mind-body-spirit transformational exercise [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments

Light on Lotus in Mar Vista

Kate Duyn Cariati Light on Lotus photo by Luke Fontana   There’s a bright little light arising from the diverse Mar Vista Neighborhood on Grandview Boulevard, just off Venice. Light On Lotus is a colorful urban chic new yoga space founded by Kate Duyn Cariati. The dedicated and popular teacher with nearly two [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Studios|0 Comments