Workshop: "Ayurveda for Personal and Community Empowerment" with Felicia Tomasko


The Center for Religion & Spirituality invites you to this Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change workshop of with Ayurveda specialist and LAYoga Magazine editor-in-chief Felicia Tomasko.

The holistic system of Ayurveda is a an energetic methodology for understanding and cultivating relationships. The relationships we have with ourselves, with others, with our communities, and with the planet.

Ayurveda is one of the traditional systems of medicine native to India. It has its basis in Samkhya philosophy and has a rich textual tradition spanning centuries across different regions and lineages. Many of the practices found in Ayurveda are home remedies that can be used anywhere and are inexpensive and effective. This allows us to integrate these self-care and community-care techniques in everyday life.

In this workshop, we will focus on these aspects of relationship for activists and change-makers in community. We will address how Ayurveda helps us to cultivate a more empowered and compassionate relationship with ourselves; how we can work with others more effectively; how Ayurvedic teachings can be a vehicle for uplifting communities and spearheading positive social change; and how the teachings of Ayurveda offer a framework for greater ecological understanding.

To Attend
Registration is open online (click Buy Tickets button). In the event the workshop is canceled, participants will be notified by Wednesday, the week of the workshop. Registration fees are refunded only if the workshop is canceled; no refund for partial attendance or no-show. For further information, please call the Center for Religion and Spirituality at 310-338-2799 or e-mail

Getting Here
Foley Annex is located on the main campus, off of Ignatian Circle (view map below). Underground parking is available in the adjacent Life Science Building. Parking is free on weekends (please do not feed the meter).

About the Speaker
Felicia Tomasko, R.N., E-RYT 500 draws from more than 25 years of practice of study of Yoga Philosophy, Meditation, Yoga Therapy, and Ayurveda. Her background includes ashram living, apprenticeships and study with multiple teachers, and immersion in a number of Yoga and Ayurveda lineages. Her practice includes more than 20 years teaching Yoga and Ayurveda in studios, drug and alcohol recovery, hospitals, retreats, teacher trainings, and conferences as well as a private practice in the healing tradition of Ayurveda. Felicia has also taught on since 2009. She is the editor in chief of LAYoga Ayurveda and Health Magazine. In service to Ayurveda, she is a past president of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine and is a past board member of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.

Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 9:00am to 12:00pm

Foley Annex, 160
1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045

Event Type



LMU Extension, Center for Religion and Spirituality, Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Extension Yoga Studies, Mindfulness and Social Change Series


$35 per person




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