Gift & Wellness: Celebrating Mothers Day

Mother’s Day Specials at Exhale Spa

Sunday May 3 – Sunday, May 10

One way to nurture yourself, your mother, grandmother, daughter or anyone in your life is through a spa day. The Exhale Mind Body Spa locations in Los Angeles are offering spa treatment specials if you spa or take class with your mother, grandmother, Aunt June, motherly mentor, or someone else who qualifies. Both locations offer luxurious treatment rooms, nurturing steam and sauna, lounge areas, and more for the ultimate inner escape in the city.  Try one of the following options for a treat for two:

Bring your mom to class for free when you two take class together.

Take 25% off spa treatments when you two receive 60-minute spa therapies on the same day.

The Mother’s Day specials are in effect in all of the Exhale Mind Body Spa locations: spa treatments at the Loews in Hollywood and the Fairmont in Santa Monica and classes in Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Venice. For more info, visit:

 Chakra Crystal Mists by I Am

Chakra Crystal Mists by I Am

For the mother may not have time for the spa but that has everything except for an instantaneous reset button, I Am Enlightened Creations offers a set of Chakra Mists that combine the spiritual and the sensual in a portable spray bottle. There’s one for each of the seven chakras and with names like I Am Peace (for grounding the root chakra), I Am Powerful (it’s time to feel the fire of the solar plexus), I Am Intuitive (to open the third eye), and I Am Enlightened (to connect us to the crown), you can gift someone a set to suit every day of the week.

Produced in the powerful vortices of Sedona, combining essential oils, gem essences, and gold ormus, these alchemical mists can instantly transform a moment from harried to happy. For more information, visit:


The Neshama Project

The Neshama Project

For those who want to lend a hand and keep it close to their hearts, Rachelle Tratt has created The Neshama Project, combining mission and message through the  Hamsa necklace series (and other meaningful jewelry items). The Hamsa is a symbol representing the Hand of God, or Universal Spirit, a way we can literally keep a hand always close to the heart. A portion of the proceeds benefit a variety of nonprofits worldwide.


Gorgeous for Good Book CoverGorgeous for Good 

In her latest book, Gorgeous for Good, New York Times best-selling author Sophie Uliano offers a 30-day program to support transformation from skin to soul. For those who need an extra nudge to nurture, Sophie offers motherly advice that spans a wide range of topics, including meditation techniques, recipes for food and beauty (we love her DIY coffee cellulite scrub), tips for healthy eyelashes, and more. We want to gift this to every women in our lives, especially after hearing Sophie’s five characteristics that make women beautiful:

1. Sense of purpose.

2. Passion for something.

3.  Sense of humor.

4. Generosity.

5. Authenticity.


For Mother’s Day and beyond, remind everyone you know that they are gorgeous for good.



Felicia M. Tomasko
Felicia Tomasko has spent more of her life practicing Yoga and Ayurveda than not. She first became introduced to the teachings through the writings of the Transcendentalists, through meditation, and using asana to cross-train for her practice of cross-country running. Between beginning her commitment to Yoga and Ayurveda and today, she earned degrees in environmental biology and anthropology and nursing, and certifications in the practice and teaching of yoga, yoga therapy, and Ayurveda while working in fields including cognitive neuroscience and plant biochemistry. Her commitment to writing is at least as long as her commitment to yoga. Working on everything related to the written word from newspapers to magazines to websites to books, Felicia has been writing and editing professionally since college. In order to feel like a teenager again, Felicia has pulled out her running shoes for regular interval sessions throughout Southern California. Since the very first issue of LA YOGA, Felicia has been part of the team and the growth and development of the Bliss Network.