Tadasana Festival: A Gathering Not To Be Missed
For the first time ever right here in Los Angeles, the largest gathering of top international music stars, including Indian producer and tabla player Karsh Kale and DJ Cheb i Sabbah, will be joining America’s premier yoga instructors for the evolutionary Tadasana Festival of Yoga & Music. This three-day transformative experience - taking place in Santa Monica over Earth Day Weekend,...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: SUZANNE STERLING
Suzanne Sterling is an ecstatic vocalist, innovative composer, teacher and invoker of the sacred. Both as a performing and recording artist, as well as a facilitator of transformational workshops and intensives for many years, Suzanne creates sacred and participatory ceremonies for large gatherings and festivals worldwide. She is a co-creator of Off the Mat, Into the World and co-founder of...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: KIYOMI TAKAHASHI
Growing up as an athlete in Japan, Kiyomi Takahashi excelled as a runner, running half- and full marathons. In 2007, she enrolled in her first 200-hour teacher-training program at Yogaworks with Annie Carpenter and Brigitte Kristen. In the same year, she completed an additional 300-hour teacher-training with Carpenter. She then completed the Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga West, Yoga...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: HEMALAYAA
Hemalayaa’s special gift is a teaching style that invites students to embark on a journey to their own inner joy, fitness in the fullest possible sense. Based in Los Angeles, the creator of Bollywood Vinyasa and the Hema Wellness Program teaches locally as well as in Ojai, Santa Barbara and also offers frequent workshops in Vancouver, Montreal and Toronto. Don’t miss her classes at...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: ELENA BROWER
One of most widely respected teachers today, New York City’s Elena Brower has brought yoga to brand new territories, including Central Park’s Great Lawn and numerous museum and art gallery settings. The co-owner of Soho’s Virayoga and founder of Art of Attention, Elena talks with us about a few of her favorite things: sunshine, sharing and pre-sleep meditation. What do you most...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: KIA MILLER
Founder of Radiant Body Yoga, Kia Miller, pulls from multiple styles of yoga - including Kundalini, Vinyasa and Ashtanga - in her dynamic and challenging classes. We look forward to having her teach The Warrior Saint, Breath Within the Breath and Root Down Rise Up (with her husband Tommy Rosen), as well as at our Off the Mat, Into the World charity class, Stand Together, during Tadasana. What do...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: HALA KHOURI
Hala Khouri is one-third of the super team that founded yoga activist organization Off the Mat, Into the World. The Venice-based teacher has truly taken yoga off the mat, into settings such as juvenile detention centers and police stations, putting into action the oft-touted notion that yoga is ‘for everyone.’ What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? I hope to...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: BRYAN KEST
Bryan Kest set the bar when launching his donation-based Power Yoga studio in Santa Monica, a trend that has been replicated across the country. Known for his humorous yet focused style of asana practice, Kest shares with us his feelings on his studios’ home base of Santa Monica. What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? Power Yoga. What is your favorite thing about...
Tadasana Artists on Tour
Our weekly collection of where you can find artists performing at Tadasana now. GlobeSonic DJ Fabian Alsultany Sacred Dance Live | Santa Monica CA | 02.16.12 Kirtan Rabbi LimmunLA | Costa Mesa CA | 02.17.12 Sheela Bringi Bhakti Yoga Shala | Santa Monica CA | 02.18.12 Aykanna Naam Yoga | Santa Monica CA | 02.18.12 Jai Uttal Urban Flow Yoga | San Francisco CA | 02.18.12 Wah! Yoga Tree | San...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: CRISTI CHRISTENSEN
Finding her way into yoga after an injury no longer allowed her to train with the Olympic diving team, Cristi Christensen, the Director of Exhale Center for Sacred Movement in Venice, CA, shares with us all the things she loves about yoga and Santa Monica. What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? How lucky we are to be alive right now! So many people coming together in a...
TADASANA ARTIST PROFILE: CRAIG KOHLAND
Shaman’s Dream has created some of the most well-known music in yoga studios today. Led by Craig Kohland, albums like Kerala Dream, Prana, Bindu and African Dream have dedicated folders in most yoga teachers’ iPods. Pond-hopping from Hawaii to join us over Earth Day Weekend, Craig discusses going old school and the mountain of love he keeps on hiking. What are you planning on...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: ZACK LODMER
One of the more unique offerings during Earth Day weekend will certainly be Zack Lodmer’s Om Shalom Yoga’s Shabbat Flow, featuring live music by Kirtan Rabbi. The attorney-musician-yoga instructor has filled a space that he probably didn’t know existed with his blending of Jewish and yoga philosophy in his popular classes and workshops. While he couldn’t pick out just one...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: SEANE CORN
Tadasana teacher Seane Corn will have many duties over Earth Day weekend. Besides teaching four classes - Yoga For a Broken Heart, Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Establishing A Strong Foundation, Detox Flow and Mystics on the Mat - she will be leading the charge with the organization she co-founded alongside Hala Khouri and Suzanne Sterling, Off the Mat, Into the World. Seane took a few moments to chat with...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: MIA TOGO
Los Angeles-based Mia Togo may have grown up an equestrian and dancer, but when she found yoga in 1996, she had found a calling. They YogaWorks-certified instructor is also a mentor for the school’s 300-hour teacher training, teaching with an emphasis on detailed alignment so there is an intelligence and a purpose to her sequencing. Here the ‘ex-misfit’ takes a few moments to...
LIVE EARTH PRODUCER KEVIN WALL PARTNERS WITH THE...
Famed digital entrepreneur and environmentalist to help redefine yoga and music festivals January 30, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA - Kevin Wall, producer of the most watched concerts in history—including the opening concert for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Live Earth: the Concerts for a Climate in Crisis and Live 8—is now partnering with the Tadasana Festival. The first person to ever win...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: TAMAL DODGE
Tadasana teacher Tamal Dodge’s most recent DVD, Element: Hatha & Flow Yoga for Beginners, offers a two-fold approach to calming anxiety while building strength and confidence. Known for his welcoming and approachable teaching style as well as his incredible singing voice, we asked Tamal what he looked forward to most about the upcoming festival. What do you most hope to share with your...
Live Earth & Live 8 Producer Kevin Wall Partners...
Kevin Wall, the founder of Live Earth and producer of Live 8 and many other mega-events, has joined on as a partner of the inaugural Tadasana Festival, a yoga and music festival to be held April 20-22 on the Santa Monica (Calif.) beachfront. The Earth Day Weekend festival — conceived by Fabian Alsultany and Tommy Rosen — will feature 50 yoga instructors and 100-plus classes/workshops...
DailyOM Reviews Yoga Lounge
Popular daily mailer DailyOM published a great review of Tadasana co-founder and DJ Fabian Alsultany’s recent album on White Swan Records, Yoga Lounge. The stunning internationally flavored collection features numerous Tadasana artists, including Karsh Kale, EarthRise SoundSystem and Jai Uttal. “Globesonic walks it like they talk it, bringing live events to spots like the 68th...
Tadasana Teacher Profile: Amy Ippoliti
We are psyched about Tadasana teacher Amy Ippoliti’s classes at the festival: ‘Be the Light,’ which will feature live music by Steve Gold, ‘The Secret of Happiness,’ and ‘Release,’ co-taught with Elena Brower and featuring live music by Hassan Hakmoun, Karsh Kale and Vishal Vaid. The Anusara-trained, Colorado-based teacher took a few moments from her busy...
TADASANA TEACHER PROFILE: GOVINDAS & RADHA
Tadasana teachers and musicians Govindas and Radha have created a haven for bhakti yogis seeking a kirtan fix with their successful 2nd St studio in Santa Monica, Bhakti Yoga Shala. We asked Govindas a few questions about what they were preparing to bring to Tadasana this April. What are you planning on sharing with fans who attend Tadasana? We will be sharing our love and reverence for Mother...
We are extremely excited to announce that The Touré-Raichel Collective has been added to the Tadasana line-up! The incredible team of Malian blues artist Vieux Farka Touré and Israeli pianist/singer Idan Raichel will be joining us on Earth Day for a very special performance. Their forthcoming album, The Tel Aviv Session (Cumbancha), is one of the most beautiful improvisational albums in recent...
In case you missed it (and you shouldn’t have), Tadasana teacher Kia Miller graced the cover of Yoga Journal’s January 2012 issue. Congratulations Kia!
Tadasana Teacher Profile: Joan Hyman
Although busy preparing to lead her next Yogaworks Teacher Training in March, Tadasana teacher Joan Hyman took a moment to answer a few questions for us about April’s upcoming festival. Make sure to check out her classes at Tadasana: Burning Through Your ‘Stuff’ and Break Free in Backbends. What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? To help them connect to...
Tadasana teachers Seane Corn and Suzanne Sterling just wrote this important and informative blog on Yoga Journal about Off the Mat, Into the World’s latest initiative in India. It’s a must read. Each day, there are at least 3 million women and children enslaved for sex. That’s more than three times the entire population of San Francisco, the home base Off the Mat, Into the World...
Tomorrow night Tadasana artist and co-founder DJ Fabian Alsultany is performing at the the Luminous Movement at Zanzibar in Santa Monica, alongisde the Makepeace Brothers and Dj Drez. The show will be hosted by J Brave of the Luminaries. You can listen to Fabian’s 73-minute set from a Luminous show in May for free here. Fabian hits the decks at 9 pm sharp, so be there early!
Come take Tadasana teacher Gigi Yogini’s special class this Sunday at The Yoga Collective for your chance to win a FREE ticket to the Tadasana Festival! This is the class Gigi will teach at Tadasana on Earth Day, April 2012. If you’ve ever wanted to develop your Warrior spirit, courage and determination – this is your chance. This is also your last chance to help fill this beautiful...
Tadasana Teacher Profile: Sianna Sherman
Tadasana teacher Sianna Sherman took a moment from her busy 2012 Evolve Love Tour to answer a few questions for us about the festival in April. Make sure to check out her classes at Tadasana: Evolve Love, Inner Revolution and Earth Prayer. What do you most hope to share with your students at Tadasana? It’s a time of awakening where together we can honor the earth, our relationships with...
Tasana teacher Elena Brower received this generous review by YJ blogger Kelle Walsh at the SF Yoga Journal Conference: I’ve heard so much about Elena Brower over the past year that as soon as I saw she was holding a daylong workshop at the Yoga Journal San Francisco Conference, I knew that’s where I wanted to spend my day. I wasn’t disappointed. Brower is as charismatic and inspiring as I’d ...
Tadasana artist MC Yogi spreads much love on his Twitter account: “Salutations 2 Ganesha whose curved trunk & massive body shines like a million suns showering his blessings on everyone” - Ganesh invocation
Tadasana teacher Shiva Rea offers this beautiful insight from San Francisco: Be penetrated by the increasing light - wherever you are. During our Living Yoga Sadhana meditation call for this morning, the sun rose between these two buildings in downtown San Francisco. Makar Sankranti begins tomorrow honoring the next six-month cycle till the Summer Solstice where all creative endeavors and...