voyagelaVoyageLA : Journey of a Lifetime

Author, speaker and Huffington Post contributor Heather Reinhardt shares her story of how Yoga has become a major part of her life and introduces us to some of the LA-based gurus that have played a meaningful role in her journey.

I walked into Mia Togo’s class during summer of 2013 when life had pretty much gotten the best of me. I was at the very beginning of my Saturn Return – what I refer to as the astrological Bat Mitzvah – which is around ages 28-30, when one steps into full-blown adulthood. Between working a job that required a lot out of me and breaking up with a man I thought I was going to marry – in classic Saturn Return style – my life was untethering itself.

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The 8 Best Yoga Teachers In Los Angeles

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#4: Mia Togo

Understanding that yoga is as much a physical journey as it is spiritual, Mia helps her students develop their practices for deep healing and transformation. Through mindful sequences that emphasize alignment and the synchronization of breath and movement, students of all levels are encouraged to find and express themselves with their practice. Mia’s goal of inspiring others makes her ultra-aware of her students’ levels and needs, encouraging them with gentle adjustments. In addition to being an iPEC Certified Life Coach and regular teacher at the YogaWorks Santa Monica-Main location, Mia also leads destination retreats, teacher trainings, and private instruction.

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Mia Togo Proves That Yoga Is For Everybody At Dodgers Stadium

Field of … yoga? Fans strike some poses after Dodgers game

FieldOfYoga
If there’s a chance to go down to the field after a Dodgers game, you might expect it would be to shag some balls or run the bases. But in this case, hundreds of people rolled out Dodger blue yoga mats for a little warrior pose and cobra.

“It was really a beautiful thing,” said Mia Togo, a master yoga teacher who led all those people in a half-hour class on Sunday, after the Rockies lost to the Dodgers, 1-0. “That’s one of the reasons I teach yoga — it builds community and connection. That’s the point of bringing yoga to Dodger Stadium.”

Read the whole L.A. Times story here.

Is Yoga Better Solo or in Class?

LivingHealthy
What is it that makes us feel so good after a yoga class? While each person’s practice is a unique expereince, there are some benefits shared by the daily practitioner as well as the weekend warrior: Yoga gets us to slow down, move and breath in our postures, so we can focus on one thing at a time. It gets us out of our head and into what’s meaningful in our lives.

Read Mia’s whole article on Living Healthy here.

Transits: Moving from Loss to Love

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Mantra Magazine

Nine years ago my mother had a massive stroke and went into a coma. As I sat by her side, it became clear she was not waking up. My family and I had to make the painful decision to take her off feeding tubes, the most heart-wrenching experience I’ve ever had to face. It’s a slow death that gave me time time to say goodbye but suspended me with the inner conflict of letting go of the person who gave me life.

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50 Things To Do This Month

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Cosmopolitan Magazine

#8- “Get Centered.” Featured: Mia’s new DVD.

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Joy to the World – Santosha and the Holidays

balanceThe holidays are here again. It’s my favorite time of year to spend time with the people I love, and celebrate the spirit of giving. It’s also a time of year when I remember the people and animals that are no longer with me. In that space of reflection and rejoicing, it’s important to give myself mental and emotional space to remember what gives my life meaning and ultimately brings joy to my life.

Read More over on the YogaWorks Blog here.

Daily Yoga

DVDMia’s first DVD, via Element: The Mind & Body Experience, is now available. Purchase it at Amazon.com here.

Sivana Yogi Spotlight: Mia Togo

sivasana-nationMy professional goal is to teach yoga and coach in a way that helps people find their brilliance.  Often it’s through exploring the messiness of being human and not shying away from confronting issues.

I challenge myself and my students to explore and excavate those dark spaces, once the light of awareness is there, anything can shift. Transformation on any realm takes courage and patience.

I’ve learned from great teachers and assembled amazing tools, but ultimately it’s our inner teacher we have to learn to trust. It’s inspiring to witness  students build  strength, flexibility, and grace in their practice, and when I see how it helps them navigate through the challenges of life. It’s awe inspiring.

I feel blessed that I have the privilege of teaching yoga (Shivasana Nation).

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California Ambassadors: Mia Togo

Origin_Issue18When I trust my soul over fear and doubt, I tune into the frequency of love. Creating expression through music is the vehicle that moves me to celebrate life…. (Origin Magazine).

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Curvey

OriginMag.03.14In the struggle to be something I wasn’t, I had to shatter that mold and discover that my beauty is in the ability to own my power and celebrate my curves (Origin Magazine).

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Loving Yourself & Keeping it Real with Mia Togo

boho-dailyThe most meaningful relationships in my life have been the ones that have challenged me to grow. Yoga has been a sacred space where I have been confronted with my tendencies to disconnect and close down. Every day I step onto the mat I have the opportunity to excavate these spaces with the light of my awareness and understanding so that I stay open to the flow of life. (BoHo Daily)

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Yoga: 150 Yoga Teachers Around The Nation

Origin-1113-tnYoga Teacher, professional life coach… (Origin Magazine)

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Inspire Us! ~ Mia Togo

ControlCenter2Inspire Us: I’m passionate about yoga, dance, music and my two pit bulls. (Origin Magazine)

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Do You Remember What You Wanted to Be…?

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Do You Remember What You Wanted to Be When You Were Young? There may have been a whole list of ideas that changed weekly—but, there was probably one thing that really stood out the most. (Elephant Journal)

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The 8 Best Yoga Teachers In Los Angeles

TheCultureTrip

#4: Mia Togo

Understanding that yoga is as much a physical journey as it is spiritual, Mia helps her students develop their practices for deep healing and transformation. Through mindful sequences that emphasize alignment and the synchronization of breath and movement, students of all levels are encouraged to find and express themselves with their practice. Mia’s goal of inspiring others makes her ultra-aware of her students’ levels and needs, encouraging them with gentle adjustments. In addition to being an iPEC Certified Life Coach and regular teacher at the YogaWorks Santa Monica-Main location, Mia also leads destination retreats, teacher trainings, and private instruction.

Read the Article

Mia Togo Proves That Yoga Is For Everybody At Dodgers Stadium

Field of … yoga? Fans strike some poses after Dodgers game

FieldOfYoga
If there’s a chance to go down to the field after a Dodgers game, you might expect it would be to shag some balls or run the bases. But in this case, hundreds of people rolled out Dodger blue yoga mats for a little warrior pose and cobra.

“It was really a beautiful thing,” said Mia Togo, a master yoga teacher who led all those people in a half-hour class on Sunday, after the Rockies lost to the Dodgers, 1-0. “That’s one of the reasons I teach yoga — it builds community and connection. That’s the point of bringing yoga to Dodger Stadium.”

Read the whole L.A. Times story here.

Is Yoga Better Solo or in Class?

LivingHealthy
What is it that makes us feel so good after a yoga class? While each person’s practice is a unique expereince, there are some benefits shared by the daily practitioner as well as the weekend warrior: Yoga gets us to slow down, move and breath in our postures, so we can focus on one thing at a time. It gets us out of our head and into what’s meaningful in our lives.

Read Mia’s whole article on Living Healthy here.

Transits: Moving from Loss to Love

Transits-MantraMag
Mantra Magazine

Nine years ago my mother had a massive stroke and went into a coma. As I sat by her side, it became clear she was not waking up. My family and I had to make the painful decision to take her off feeding tubes, the most heart-wrenching experience I’ve ever had to face. It’s a slow death that gave me time time to say goodbye but suspended me with the inner conflict of letting go of the person who gave me life.

Click here to read the rest of the article.

50 Things To Do This Month

Cosmo-thumb

Cosmopolitan Magazine

#8- “Get Centered.” Featured: Mia’s new DVD.

Download the pdf

Joy to the World – Santosha and the Holidays

balanceThe holidays are here again. It’s my favorite time of year to spend time with the people I love, and celebrate the spirit of giving. It’s also a time of year when I remember the people and animals that are no longer with me. In that space of reflection and rejoicing, it’s important to give myself mental and emotional space to remember what gives my life meaning and ultimately brings joy to my life.

Read More over on the YogaWorks Blog here.

Daily Yoga

DVDMia’s first DVD, via Element: The Mind & Body Experience, is now available. Purchase it at Amazon.com here.

Sivana Yogi Spotlight: Mia Togo

sivasana-nationMy professional goal is to teach yoga and coach in a way that helps people find their brilliance.  Often it’s through exploring the messiness of being human and not shying away from confronting issues.

I challenge myself and my students to explore and excavate those dark spaces, once the light of awareness is there, anything can shift. Transformation on any realm takes courage and patience.

I’ve learned from great teachers and assembled amazing tools, but ultimately it’s our inner teacher we have to learn to trust. It’s inspiring to witness  students build  strength, flexibility, and grace in their practice, and when I see how it helps them navigate through the challenges of life. It’s awe inspiring.

I feel blessed that I have the privilege of teaching yoga (Shivasana Nation).

Read Article

California Ambassadors: Mia Togo

Origin_Issue18When I trust my soul over fear and doubt, I tune into the frequency of love. Creating expression through music is the vehicle that moves me to celebrate life…. (Origin Magazine).

Read Article

Curvey

OriginMag.03.14In the struggle to be something I wasn’t, I had to shatter that mold and discover that my beauty is in the ability to own my power and celebrate my curves (Origin Magazine).

Read the article

Loving Yourself & Keeping it Real with Mia Togo

boho-dailyThe most meaningful relationships in my life have been the ones that have challenged me to grow. Yoga has been a sacred space where I have been confronted with my tendencies to disconnect and close down. Every day I step onto the mat I have the opportunity to excavate these spaces with the light of my awareness and understanding so that I stay open to the flow of life. (BoHo Daily)

Read the Article

Yoga: 150 Yoga Teachers Around The Nation

Origin-1113-tnYoga Teacher, professional life coach… (Origin Magazine)

Read the Article

Inspire Us! ~ Mia Togo

ControlCenter2Inspire Us: I’m passionate about yoga, dance, music and my two pit bulls. (Origin Magazine)

Read the Article

Do You Remember What You Wanted to Be…?

ele_logo_red.250

Do You Remember What You Wanted to Be When You Were Young? There may have been a whole list of ideas that changed weekly—but, there was probably one thing that really stood out the most. (Elephant Journal)

Read the Article

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