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Compassion in Action: Finding Hanuman’s Heart in a San Diego Gym

  There are times when a chance interaction offers us lessons in compassion and in truly seeing the heart of a stranger. I had one of those moments on a road trip and it is a story that exemplifies why I do what I do — traveling the world sharing sacred music.   Whenever I [...]

By | September 9th, 2017|compassion in action|0 Comments

Poses to Relieve Shoulder Pain, Stress and Reduce Tension

  Yoga is effective for reducing shoulder pain, reducing stress, boosting immunity, improving circulation and mental focus, and increasing vitality. I know this to be true.   A long time ago (2004) in a far-away land (New York City) I had a vision that teaching yoga would be a quiet, peaceful, and tranquil career in [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

Finding Balance and Joy at The Feathered Pipe Ranch

This was my first retreat and I put a lot of work into it.  But I had powerful assistance from this land. It created the space for transformation and truly aided in the experience. For thousands of years, people have traveled to global power spots like Machu Picchu and the Egyptian pyramids to investigate the [...]

By | August 16th, 2017|Festivals & Retreats|0 Comments

Once Divided Book Review

There is an art to sharing evocative inspiration that combines photography and poetry. Susan Currie is a master of this art form. In her book, Once Divided: Words and Images, Susan—who serves as both author and photographer—offers a curated selection of professional images she shot over many years combined with her own personal verse. The [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Books & DVDs, Don't Show on Home Page|0 Comments

Three Steps for Transformational Yoga

Many of us who have been attracted to any healing modality found that our journey began in the moment when we said one essential word, “Enough!” This moment becomes our springboard for change and our inspiration for transformational yoga. We all may have great ideas about how other people should change, but when it comes [...]

By | July 27th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Embrace Change Shift Patterns

    One of the benefits of our yoga practice is the ability to embrace change and shift our samskaras, which are our unconscious patterns. It is a process that has been an important part of my own life. If you had blended my mom and dad into one person with the traits that caused [...]

By | July 9th, 2016|Yoga|0 Comments

Reduce Road Rage with Yoga

Photo of Liz Arch by: David Young-Wolff Take Your Practice With You Driving on the freeway in Los Angeles often resembles a scene from the movie The Fast and the Furious. Fortunately, Yoga practice can help us reduce road rage. One memorable day, I watched a car in my rearview mirror come close [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|Yoga|1 Comment

Adventures off the Mat: Play on the Santa Monica Pier

Adventures off the Mat: Play on the Santa Monica Pier Photography by Nir Livni The Santa Monica Pier is one of Los Angeles’ great landmarks. Jutting out into the Pacific at the foot of Colorado Avenue, this 106-year old tourist attraction is the final destination of famed Route 66; it offers spectacular views of the ocean, [...]

By | March 31st, 2015|Destination LA|0 Comments

Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery

Yoga Therapy: Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery For D’Lita Miller, her yoga practice helped cope with years of pent-up anger and aggression.  In this case, Miller’s emotional backlog is because she is a survivor of human trafficking, a situation that is unfortunately an issue today for people around the world.  Many like Miller are finding [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|2 Comments

Pilates for Snowboarders

The freedom, peace, and energy that I experience in my body through Pilates, I also find in mountain vistas. While shaping, controlling, and physically training my mind has allowed me to find beauty in everyday Los Angeles, given the chance to skip town and head for the peaks, I will gladly trade in my reformer [...]

By | January 30th, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments