There are so many perks to living in Los Angeles. We literally have a year round urban gym and the weather is almost always beautiful. We can go from hiking in the mountains to bike riding at the beach to exploring the desert to power shopping downtown all within a quick drive. Last week we […]
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I love living in Los Angeles. It’s an amazing city and very conducive to living a healthy lifestyle. We have the best urban gym at our front door, and the weather allows us to exercise and play outside year round.
We also have great yoga studios in LA with yoga being part of the culture. There are many options to choose from, and I love supporting the smaller local studios. I recently found a new one…and love it. It’s called Agni Yoga, and is in Hollywood. I have been practicing with the owner, Ashley Cummings, for a few years and am really enjoying her class. Now that she has her own studio nearby, I get to practice with her more often.
The studio is filled with incredible energy and lots of positive messages: including a variety of Buddhas, Ganeshe…and friends. Her class is strong and has just enough of a spiritual element to take you deeper into your yoga journey, allowing you to transform along the way . She plays good music, too (and I am picky when it comes to the right music being played in a yoga class!). According to Ashely, “Agni Yoga is a spiritual center for transformational fire and love. The heat and fire is to burn away aspects, ideas and conditions that are no longer serving us.
The word Agni is a sanskrit word related to fire and heat, but with a spiritual connotation. To ignite your Agni, is to ignite your spiritual fire, and to be alive spiritually is to be open to the ultimate truth of pure love, pure consciousness and perfect present moment awareness.”
My favorite part is during shivasana when she plays the singing bowls. This is incredibly powerful and allows you to go deep in your meditation. The vibration of the singing bowls has a healing power, and helps realign your chakras. They recently had a sound bath restorative yoga class on a Friday evening that was spectacular. Included: were a serious of gongs, singing bowls, ocean drums, rain sticks and chimes, all synchronized…while we did restorative yoga poses. It was pure bliss. Definitely, check out her studio and class…..it’s so worth it!
CLICK HERE to check out Agni Yoga now!
The big Wanderlust event, Yoga in the City, Los Angeles, was an absolute blast!! I was TRULY honored to be invited to host the all day event that included the best teachers in Los Angeles!
We literally took over the Santa Monica pier with 1,000’s of yogis plus amazing healthy food and drinks. A special shout out to my friends at LYFE Kitchen for not only feeding me for the day but sending me home with a care package that will keep me eating healthy and delicious food for awhile. Also, thank you to my wonderful friends at LuluLemon for the great outfit. I LOVE my new Wonder Under yoga pants.
During the event, there were three yoga classes: starting with Bryan Kest and Cristi Christensen. Bryan took everyone through a powerful and grounding meditation, then Christi kicked it into high gear with her fantastic energy and incredible workout. The next class was taught by Mia Togo and Ashley Turner. They are the kind of women I respect and would like to hang out with on the weekend. I love their energy, message and philosophy. Their class was just like them….beautiful and inspiring.
The final class turned into a giant dance party. It started with the arm balance king, Brock Cahill, aka the gravity cowboy. The class was then taken to another level when MC Yogi and DJ Drez took the stage. Not only was MC Yogi hysterical to hang out with, it was clear his energy spread to the students as they where all on their feet dancing and singing.
The entire day was magical. The energy of the festival and the crowd was fantastic. It was clear that everyone who showed up was doing something healthy and fun for their body, mind and spirit. What a day!! Be sure and catch next year’s Yoga in the City, LA. I will definitely be back!!
Here is more information on Wanderlust and the teachers:
Ashley Turner: http://ashleyturner.org/
Mia Togo: http://www.miatogo.com/
Some people are just made to be superstars!! I first met Miguel when he was a teenager and I knew then he was one of “those” people! At the time, I was working for one of Hollywood’s most powerful management companies, THE FIRM. I brought Miguel into our Beverly Hills office for a meeting as a potential client. He blew everyone away when he jumped onto the conference room table during his performance. It literally left them speechless.
Fast forward several years and he is on the brink of super stardom with his gorgeous hit single “Adorn.” In addition, he has several R&B chart toppers, a stunning Grammy performance with Wiz Khalifa (Kelly Clarkson sang his praises) and NOW his feature on the new Mariah Carey single “#Beautiful.”
The best part is, since I work with Mariah at Island Def Jam, I also get to work his song. The LA Times is calling it the SONG OF THE SUMMER and it is flying up the charts. I spent some time with Miguel at Wango Tango…while grabbing the camera so I could share his healthy secrets with you. Here is what we discussed in our Rockstar Health & Fitness Extra video:
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