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
Forward folds are poses of surrender, of letting go of the tension we are carrying, of stretching the back of the body, and of reversing the effects of hours at a computer, sitting at a desk, or driving a car. In general, yoga helps us to feel a greater sense of ease an connection throughout the rest of our day. In this pose, Ellette is outfitted in some of the latest fashion forward styles from the brand Tantris. Founded by hip hop legend and dedicated yogi Russell Simmons, Tantris offers apparel for yoga enthusiasts of all levels.
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.