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5 Post-Retreat Practices for Vitality

Tranquility bathtub at CIVANA Carefree. Vitality is a Daily Practice While we all love to experience a getaway that helps us to hit the reset button, lasting vitality comes from a commitment to post-retreat daily practices. CIVANA Carefree Program Supervisor Mariah Comer and Wellness Officer Rianna Riego offer the following five practices for [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Spas|0 Comments

Embodying the Energy of the Goddess Kali in Dealing with Racism in America

Meeting the Goddess Twenty years ago, I went to India for the first time. As a left-brain Westerner with a PhD, I was not prepared for many of the powerful and inexplicable experiences that I would encounter during the next nine years of visiting and living there. On my first trip, I was told that [...]

By | July 13th, 2018|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

5 Gyres’ Steps for Reducing Plastic Consumption

The tagline of 5 Gyres is “Science to Solutions.” Their research contributed to the US federal ban on plastic microbeads and their mission is to empower action against the global health crisis of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure. 5 Gyres offers action steps for reducing plastic consumption Bring your own shopping bag. On average, [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

Campaigns to Reduce Plastic Consumption

#PlasticFreeJuly Shift your plastic consumption habits for the summer and beyond. By 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in our oceans. This frightening statistic is cited by numerous advocacy groups such as the nonprofit Plastic Pollution Coalition. While this may seem years away, the plastic in our oceans today is having significant negative [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Cause & Activism|0 Comments

One Life Yoga in Pasadena

I love everything about this studio. So where do I begin? Ordinarily I’ll start with the setting and the vibe of the spot, however, it’s the people at One Life Yoga that stick out most in my mind. Founders, Samy Rose and Reza Samadi are both hip, humble, warm, excitable, and illustrious yoga practitioners. They [...]

By | July 10th, 2018|Studios|0 Comments

Normandie Keith; Lit From Within

Normandie Keith photographed at her home by Cheryl Fox. Clothing by Lavaloka There are some people who remind you that there’s magic in this world. Beings who shine so bright they can sometimes blind. Normandie Keith, with her long blond braids and thousand-watt smile is one of these people. She has the ability to [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Chef Fernando Darin on Yoga, Food, and Finding Balance in the Kitchen

Chef Fernando Darin at Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA. Photo by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer Chef Fernando Darin at Ray's and Stark Bar at LACMA Upon first meeting Chef Fernando Darin, you may be surprised to hear that he has a dedicated and active yoga practice. As Executive Chef of Ray’s & Stark Bar [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Restaurants|0 Comments

Lightning In a Bottle 2018 – What’s your WHY?

Lightning In A Bottle (LIB) unites the worlds of yoga, dance music, self-improvement and social awareness. This fusion of worlds and ideas in one, easy-to-attend location creates a profound experience. 2018 was my third LIB. Each one I’ve attended, I’ve had my daughter with me, starting at age five, then seven, and now nine. Being [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Festivals & Retreats|1 Comment

Fauve Yoga Club Santa Monica

Downtown Santa Monica’s Fauve Yoga Club offers their guests a cozy and inviting sanctuary to discover and deepen their passion for yoga in community. Fauve Yoga Club Practice Space Yogis may recognize the location, formerly occupied by Yogis Anonymous. Fauve Yoga Club has made the studio their own by creating separate spaces for group classes, [...]

By | June 5th, 2018|Studios|0 Comments

Ashtanga Yoga Sherman Oaks with Bobbi Boston

Photo of Bobbi Boston Ashtanga Yoga Sherman Oaks by Joy Santos Ashtanga Yoga Sherman Oaks Welcomes Students Ashtanga Yoga Sherman Oaks (AYSO) is the first and only yoga studio (Shala) in the San Fernando Valley dedicated to upholding the tradition of the Ashtanga Yoga practice. The Shala offers ongoing Mysore-style classes. AYSO has [...]

By | June 4th, 2018|Studios|0 Comments