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Urban Zen Integrative Therapy

Fusing Eastern healing arts with Western medicine to create a conscious change in Healthcare “I was frustrated by the healthcare system because I felt it was only disease-oriented and that nobody was taking care of the patient...” explained fashion designer, philanthropist, and long time yogini Donna Karan in an interview with LA Yoga Magazine. She [...]

By | September 3rd, 2013|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Sitting Down with Sonia Nelson

Chanting, yoga therapy, and must-have qualities for a yoga therapist A teacher of Yoga and Vedic Chant for over twenty-five years, Sonia Nelson has been a student of T.K.V. Desikachar since 1975 and serves as Director of the Vedic Chant Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Sonia gives seminars and workshops nationwide and has released [...]

By | May 29th, 2013|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

In memoriam: Sitting Down With Dr. David Simon, M.D.

By Felicia Marie Tomasko Dr. David Simon MD, board-certified neurologist, champion of the healing power of Yoga and Ayurveda, and co-founder (with Dr. Deepak Chopra) of the famed Chopra Center, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012. His words, speech, healing presence, medical practice, books, and classes touched many in the 61 years of his [...]

By | February 2nd, 2012|Ayurveda|0 Comments

The Surgeon and The Yogi

Brought together by crisis, reunited by gratitude The space between life and death is tenuous. No one knows, from one minute to the next, what might befall them. I don’t remember exactly how I felt on the morning of September 17, 1986. I do know that it felt special because it was my fourteenth birthday. [...]

By | December 20th, 2011|Health & Wellness|2 Comments

The Heart of Transformation

  ‘Yoga is skill in action;’ this is one of my favorite definitions of Yoga, from the Bhagavad Gita,” says filmmaker and Yoga teacher Saraswati Clere. “Yoga constantly invites us to become our better selves.” “In this world we are challenged every day, and I find it is yoga that guides me in the skill [...]

By | April 13th, 2011|Film|0 Comments

Ayurveda Q & A

  Q. I’ve heard a lot about sesame oil and its benefits in Ayurveda. Why is it used so much and how can I incorporate sesame oil in my daily life?   A. Sesame oil comes from the tiny oval shaped sesame seed (Sesamun indicum); we all are familiar with this seed that sits on top [...]

By | April 13th, 2011|Ayurveda|0 Comments

Walk in Wonder

A Meditation On Wonder From The Radiance Sutras, A New Translation Of The Vijnana Bhairava Tantra There is a feeling we all know -- a mixture of surprise and delight, caused by perceiving something marvelous, and we want to stay there, drink it in, and know more. It’s called wonder, and the body responds -- [...]

By | April 13th, 2011|Meditation|0 Comments


Celebrating Hanuman–The Embodiment Of Service Many of us have heard the term the “monkey mind” – the mind that hops from one thing to another, never at peace, wanting, worried, curious, with all kinds of random thoughts racing around in our head allowing us no peace. Our modern culture has turned nurturing and feeding that [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Spirituality|0 Comments

It Happens…Stress

  You get stuck in traffic, you can’t find a parking spot, or you just plain lost track of time. This does not make you a bad person, nor does it make you a bad yogi. And just because you are running a few minutes late to class doesn’t mean that you should ditch the [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Health & Wellness|0 Comments

Community: Open Doors

YOGA LIFESTYLE CENTER IN ATWATER VILLAGE: SANTOSHA SPACE is a family-friendly, kid-welcoming, and stress-free zone for people in all stages of life located in Atwater Village on Glendale Boulevard. Santosha is a Sanskrit word that refers to a state of contentment described in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras: "When one reaches a state of happiness, Santosha is [...]

By | April 12th, 2011|Restaurants|0 Comments