ody policing and shaming has NO space in my classes nor at the places I choose to work. As someone who has worked for many years on making sure I get to a place of physical, emotional and mental well-being, triggers of fat shaming especially do not serve me. To be able to accept the beauty that is me and the “enoughness” that is me requires that I stay grounded around people and communities who do the same. In a city that generally does otherwise, find a space that values you as you. So friends, as you step into your new year routine, remember that you are beautiful the way you are. You are enough the way you are. You are welcome to my classes the way you are. May this year be one of authenticity, joy and grounding for us all.
Today is the last day of my anatomy class and this is an image of my cervical spine. The reason why I began a yoga practice 15 years ago are many. One of them was due to severe pain in my neck. The memory of this pain goes to a time where I don’t even… Continue reading You Have a Good Head On Your Shoulders
took a little break from technology as I wanted to understand better my relationship to social media use. This came about through meditation, surely. It was a necessary break from constantly having the urge to create and share.
Who knew hours after such bliss and love, an unexpected storm would bring us to realize both the precious nature of our existence and the insignificant nature of our existence.
When I left this place about three years ago, it felt like I was not only divorcing my former partner but also the city. At least with my partner the signing of the divorce papers gave some sort of closure. But, even then, let’s be real, no signature gives closure to emotions and years of love and cohabitation.
“Teaching another how to awaken their inner fire and to begin to discern the voices of their conditioning versus the voice of their spirit is the basis of Forrest Yoga teaching” says Ana Forrest, creator. This weekend, at One Down Dog, Janine Glass, one of very few registered as a Forrest Yoga Teachers, on the east… Continue reading Where To Get Your Forrest Yoga Practice in Los Angeles
I have been using the Manduka PRO yoga mat since I moved back to LA about four years ago. I am still using the same mat and have two others, the travel mat and the eKo, which I equally love and use depending on my practice. Not only is the product and brand reliable, I… Continue reading Instagram Giveaway: Manduka projectOM Yoga Mat and Accessories
Description: Armen Menechyan, a Los Angeles native who considers Barcelona his second home, will be offering a heart and mind opening practice on Saturday, June 10th at La Shala Barcelona. The workshop will offer a closer look at postures using mindful movements and transitions in and out of poses. Special attention will be paid to… Continue reading A Mindful Practice: Yoga Workshop with Armen Menechyan at La Shala BCN
I am so tired of having to think about what to post on Instagram I am uninspired I know there is so much ego involved, but I have to do it I am inspired I know my followers expect me to post at least two pics a day I am uninspired I wish I didn’t… Continue reading Dear Instagram Yogis, This One is For You
Because props are cool.