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
Some of the ways in which we move the body through variations of poses are as important as the poses themselves. The latest performance gear allows students and practitioners of all levels to bend and stretch with ease. These leggings by Eagle Rock Werkshop are hand-crafted in Los Angeles from compression fabric made in Italy. Original designs by artist Chriztina Marie (aka Tina Z) like the octopus tentacles winding up yogini Ellette’s legs add a creative whimsy to practice. The bra top by Los Angeles-based activewear experts Funky Diva is soft on the skin and suitable for a variety of different poses and fitness activities. Ellette is wearing bracelets by Five Star Hippie. Designer Janine is a NYC native who visited Los Angeles and captivated by the sun and surf—stayed on the West Coast to build her spirit-inspired jewelry company which supports ocean conservation initiatives.
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.