Photo By: David Young-Wolff
Yoga Pose: Ellette Craddock
Hair: JJ Jeffries
Makeup: Dawn Sorenson
Styling: Bree Montanarello
Shot on location – Young-Wolff Studios Santa Monica
Check out full slideshow: LA Yoga 2016 Fashion Slideshow
Ellette demonstrates that balancing asks us to engage in the art of concentration and focus. When we practice a pose like bakasana, or crow pose, on the surface of a Bosu ball, it ups the game allowing us to really test our practice. Ellette has her hands on the new Bosu Sport Balance Trainer. The compact size allows this piece of fitness gear to be easily transported and stored for practice.
The sports bra by Prana holds up even when you are upside down, as Ellette demonstrated here. For Evelina Poghosyan’s new yoga line InstaFit, she bases her designs on the four elements of air (creativity), fire (personal power), water (fantastic relationships), and earth (successful career) so that each items of clothing is in alignment with our practice. InstaFit is made in LA out of fabrics made from recycled bottles and eco-friendly dyes. Ellette is wearing the Soul Cleansing leggings by InstaFit. In addition, Ellette’s ring is part of the yoga-inspired Silver Collection by jewelry designer Sonja Picard.
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.