CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2010 |
Christian pop music played quietly in the background as instructor Bryan Brock led a recent yoga class at the nondenominational Church at Rocky Peak in Chatsworth. Incorporating prayer and readings from the Bible, Brock urged his class of about 20 students to find strength in their connection to their creator through yoga's deep, controlled breathing. "The goal of Christian yoga is to open ourselves up to God," he said. "It allows us to blur the line between the physical and the spiritual."
August 22, 2012 |
Mass picnic in L.A.: After successful events in San Francisco and San Diego, PopUp Dinner comes to L.A. In this self-described “underground dinner meets flash mob meets outdoor picnic," guests will be required to wear all white and bring their own tableware, food and drink. Tables, chairs, entertainment and optional dinner baskets curated by local chefs will be provided. Dinner menu includes: Toma Point Reyes farmstead cheese; organic red grapes; sesame cracker, prosciutto and parmesan-crusted baguette; watermelon, feta and mint salad with aged balsamic reduction; sesame seared ahi tuna with organic field greens and wasabi vinaigrette; sweet mascarpone, glazed mission figs and Maldon sea salt; and Ghirardelli dark chocolate pot de crème.
June 11, 2013 |
Christine Day, chief executive officer of fitness-wear purveyor Lululemon, is stepping down, it was announced on Monday. Day led the company through a period of explosive growth. But it isn't clear if her departure has anything to do with the firm's costly recall earlier this year of too-sheer yoga pants. [WWD] (Subscription required.) Jason Wu, who designed both of Michelle Obama's inauguration gowns, has been named artistic director for women's wear at Hugo Boss. He'll keep his eponymous label too. [Telegraph]
January 23, 2011 |
For Jodi Guber, yoga has always been more of a lifestyle than a mere fitness endeavor. Which is why the designer and certified yoga instructor recently retooled and renamed her yoga-inspired clothing line, Beyond Yoga, to reflect what it's gradually evolved into ? a comfort-based lifestyle brand with an athletic component. The rechristened label, I am Beyond, still offers the high-quality clingy yoga pants, support bras and ribbed tanks that made it a favorite among fitness-fanatic celebs including Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Blake Lively.
August 16, 2009
Re: "Yoga mats in the outfield," Aug. 3: You brought back memories for me of days gone by, as the Angels and I back in the 1950s practiced yoga together at the request of Gene Autry and commissioned by the city of Palm Springs. The Angels and I were 50 years ahead of our time in the Asiatic studies of yoga. Many thanks for your interest. Jean Farrar Palm Springs
July 20, 1997
I found "Lotus Blossoms" (June 19) on demystifying yoga disturbing. Having spent several months in India researching yoga for my doctoral dissertation, I discovered that we in the West do not know what yoga is nor what it can do. It should not be an option to replace aerobics or jogging. Taking the ancient science of yoga out of context and turning it into an ordinary method of maintaining physical fitness can become dangerous not only to the uninitiated, but also to the science of yoga itself.
July 21, 1997 |
After some gentle pressuring from my son, who says he cares deeply about my health, I recently attended a yoga class. Not only did it promise a needed physical workout, but I also looked forward to the possibility of reduced stress and perhaps a glimpse of meditation. Then yogi Stew, the teacher, mentioned he had a Web site. By the time the spiritual high of his energizing and healing yoga postures had begun to vaporize, I was at the computer to take a look.
May 14, 2005 |
Bikram Choudhury, the Indian yoga guru who became a multimillionaire by popularizing "hot yoga" in America, has settled with a coalition of yoga studios that challenged the copyright to his version of the discipline -- an art form that is thousands of years old.
September 4, 2012 |
Justin Bieber showed off a new tattoo Monday on Twitter. The 18-year-old singer posted a shirtless picture displaying his new ink: a tattoo of a crown on his right chest. Cool tat Biebs, now what's with the hair and that pained face? [E! Online] Old Navy is doing some sartorial damage control after a sharp-eyed shopper spotted a mistake on one of their printed sports shirts. The shirts read Houston Texans 1961 AFC champions. The correct team name is the Houston Oilers and the big game was an AFL title.
November 23, 1998
My husband and I look forward to Health. It has been very helpful on a host of topics. Your knee injury article ("Knee-Deep in Injuries," Nov. 2) was very relevant. I especially like Kathy Smith's column. I like her realistic and common sense approach. My 12-year-old daughter and I signed up for yoga this summer--and thanks to Kathy Smith's column, my husband was convinced to try it with us. We are all benefiting. I also like your How I Did It feature. Helps to hear from "real" people.