PHOTO BY PAM YOUNG-WOLFF
BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT, SAMANTHA FRYLING (HAIRSTYLIST), KARA DAVIS (MODEL), DAVID YOUNG-WOLFF (PHOTOGRAPHER), CELESTA HODGE
(MODEL), JESSICA MEISTER (CLOTHING STYLIST) AND AMBER WILSON (STYLIST ASSISTANT). FRONT ROW, NANCIE ROONEY (MAKEUP ARTIST) AND
FELICIA TOMASKO WITH RESCUE MALTIPOO (AND FASHION SHOOT MASCOT) LULU. FELICIA IS WEARING WRAP BY HANUMAN YOGA CLOTHING
( HANUMANYOGACLOTHING.COM), BLACK TANK TOP BY YOGAFIT ( YOGAFIT.COM), MALA BY SANKALPA SHAKTI MALAS ( EMPOWERMYINTENTION.COM),
PANTS BY VICTORIA KEEN ( V-KEEN.COM), SHOES BY ADIDAS ( ADIDAS.COM).
MAY WE FLOURISH
When we arrange our yoga mats in a studio, gym,
festival, or anywhere we practice, we tap into that
team spirit. The union of breath, body, and intention
propels us forward, allowing us to access a different
energetic field than what we experience in solo sojourns. This connection may be even more powerful
in creative endeavors: We bounce ideas off each other,
shuffle suggestions, uncover mistakes, and share the
triumphs. Our fall fashion shoot was one of those
This project represents hundreds of hours of effort by
many people sharing perspectives, creativity, sweat,
and labor, as well as time coordinating with clothing
companies large and small, making pickups and de-
liveries, and managing the artistic details. The people
involved in this project are not limited to those assem-
bled in this impromptu group shot. In addition to those
gathered around photographer David Young-Wolff at
the day’s end, other essential contributors included
Brianna Welke, Doug Corbett, Karen Henry, Vanessa
Harris, Patricia Marie Lopez, Brian Gove, Leah Marsh,
Marina Chetner, and Dagmarette Yen. Also important
to mention is that our refreshments for the day were
provided by Hydra Blue Water, Sweet Nuit Chocolate
by Liz Marx, Golden Mean Cafe, Starbars, Honest
Tea, and MacroLife Naturals.
Within these pages, we also acknowledge other communities, such as those in training and providing services that cultivate whole-body health in the Urban
Zen Integrative Therapies program offered at YogaWorks and UCLA as well as those fundraising to develop microfinancing programs that give back to yoga’s
birthplace, as in Yoga Gives Back’s Thank You Mother
India initiative. The evocative images of these projects
tell stories that are far more complex than a simple
smile, yoga pose, or any other photo could suggest.
They reveal a glimpse into the nature of the spirit.
According to Ayurveda, everything has the potential to
nourish us, including the fashion we choose to wear –
the subject of this month’s feature story. How we adorn
ourselves, how we indulge in a burst of color has a
powerful effect on our state of mind.
AN IMAGE CAN TELL A MILLION STORIES. IN THE CASE OF OUR
SEPTEMBER ISSUE, ONE OF THOSE STORIES IS THAT OF TEAM SPIRIT.