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Felicia Tomasko

Felicia Tomasko

Felicia Marie Tomasko RN, E-RYT 500, inspires people to follow the path to personal freedom and vibrant health through the practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. She teaches a heartfelt exploration of shakti, sacred energy, through asana, pranayama, concentration and relaxation and maintains a private practice in the healing tradition of Ayurveda, a system of holistic and integrative medicine native to India. Ayurveda shares the same philosophy and ways of approaching the body, mind and spirit as Yoga and emphasizes our relationship to our body, breath, spirit and to nature within and around us. The dual systems of Yoga and Ayurveda, while seemingly ancient and esoteric, hold vital lessons for us to learn how to live with intent and address the needs of living in the modern world. Felicia believes in humorously making these concepts relevant to modern, everyday life.

Felicia integrates more than twenty years of study of the ancient approaches of Yoga and Ayurveda with her training and licensure as a registered nurse. She is the editor in chief of LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health magazine (where she has been on staff for more than seven years) and serves on the board of directors of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, on the advisory board of the Holistic Option and the Leadership Council of the Green Yoga Association. She is a featured voice on Intent.com and writes regularly on health and well-being for a number of books, newspapers, magazines and websites. In addition to Yoga and Ayurveda, Felicia has worked in cognitive neuropsychology and plant biochemistry research and has degrees in nursing and environmental biology.

www.ayurvedafordailylife.blogspot.com

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Leg Release
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level 2-3
45 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Nov 21 2014

Leg Release - We've Got Your Back... of the Legs - Release the body's habitual tightness in the backs of the legs through this deep yin practice. Whether yo...more

Strengthen the Adrenals
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level 2-3
30 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Nov 07 2014

Strengthen the Adrenals - This more advanced Yin practice features longer holds of familiar poses (think seated forward fold) along with a powerful thread...more

Strengthen the Adrenals
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level 2-3
60 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Oct 24 2014

Strengthen the Adrenals - Strengthening our adrenals is a vital component of building our vitality, resistance and resilience. Located just above the kidn...more

Unwind With Ease
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Level 2
45 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Oct 10 2014

Unwind With Ease - If you have a habit of holding tension in the body, this practice focuses on yin-based twists and will allow you to unwind with ease and...more

Release Hand & Feet Tension
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level 1-2
30 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Sep 26 2014

Release Hand & Feet Tension - Throughout the day, we are using our hands and walking on our feet. This gentle, floor practice focuses attention on the h...more

Meditation Preparation
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Level 2
45 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Sep 12 2014

Meditation Preparation - Preparing the body, the breath, and the mind for meditation is the focus for this subtle, yet intense, practice. A series of hip ...more

Ayurvedic Detox
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level 1-2
60 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Aug 29 2014

Ayurvedic Detox - Long holds of targeted poses can facilitate deep inner release and encourage internal detoxification. Through this Ayurvedically inspired ...more

Menopause Air Conditioner
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level 1-2
5 min
Hatha
Felicia Tomasko | Aug 15 2014

Menopause Air Conditioner - This short and sweet breath practice provides an understanding of the practice of shitali or shitkari, the quintessential coo...more

Hip to Be Square
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level 1-2
45 min
Restorative
Felicia Tomasko | Aug 01 2014

Hip to Be Square - The central point for this practice is bridge with a block and associated variations. The hips are the junction of the upper and lower b...more

Cool It During Menopause
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level 1-2
15 min
Hatha
Felicia Tomasko | Jul 18 2014

Cool It During Menopause - This practice is suitable for women experiencing menopause as well as anyone who is feeling a build up of physical, mental, em...more

Ayurvedic Letting Go
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Level 2
90 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Jul 04 2014

Ayurvedic Letting Go - Every cycle of our breath includes an exhalation, a moment of letting go, releasing, detoxification. Incorporating the process of le...more

Moving Meditation to Connect to the Heart
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level 1-2
20 min
Meditation
Felicia Tomasko | Jun 20 2014

Moving Meditation to Connect to the Heart - This class incorporates both moving and stillness meditation to enhance our connection to your inner heart...more

Rest & Balance Hormones
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level 1-2
20 min
Restorative
Felicia Tomasko | Jun 06 2014

Rest & Balance Hormones - This Ayurvedically-themed restorative practices uses a blanket, block and bolster for a series of poses designed to help support...more

The Five Elements
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Level 1
20 min
Meditation
Felicia Tomasko | May 23 2014

The Five Elements - Beginning with some simple breathing or pranayama techniques, we will be entering a meditative practice (you can practice either seated...more

Cultivate Freedom & Ease in Your Joints
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level 1-2
45 min
Hatha
Felicia Tomasko | May 09 2014

Cultivate Freedom & Ease in Your Joints - There are many ways to cultivate the health of the joints and many different types of joint- freeing practic...more

Extreme Yin for the Heart
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Level 2
60 min
Yin
Felicia Tomasko | Apr 25 2014

Extreme Yin for the Heart - What is extreme yin? It's just Yin, pure and simple. No mash-up with restorative or Hatha; it's like diving into the deep end ...more

Release Excess Pitta Heat
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Level 2
45 min
Hatha
Felicia Tomasko | Apr 11 2014

Release Excess Pitta Heat - According to Ayurveda, the category of heat in the body is governed by the pitta dosha. This includes our physical, mental and...more

Cooling Practice for Menopause Support
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level 1-2
60 min
Hatha
Felicia Tomasko | Mar 28 2014

Cooling Practice for Menopause Support - Finding Balance: During the transitionary time of menopause, internal heat, or the fiery pitta dosha, has a te...more