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Back to the Future…in Los Angeles

Hey everyone, I’m back in LA teaching Tola Yoga classes and hosting live entertainment events like never before. Or shall I say, like before but with a renewed energy and fiery passion that’ll knock your socks off!

Why?

Because after two years of teaching hundreds of classes to nearly ten thousand yoga students in Chicago and Seattle, it’s great to be home. Plus, I’ll be surprising you with pop-up Tola Yoga classes around town, as well as hosting live events like this Saturday, June 10th from 2-4p at the Glendale Central Library. So come enjoy the exciting sounds of the fusion-jazz band, Manjé and The Tips, and you might find yourself laughing your butt off while doing some half-time yoga hosted by yours truly.

In the meantime, check-out this short mix from YogaStyles of RICH and the Almost Famous: Chicago. And for more information about Private or Corporate Tola Yoga classes, please email info@richtola.com. Have an awesome day and don’t forget your daily workout! Peace – R

Tola Talks Veterans Day w/ Americana Band, Gun Hill Royals

 

Tola Talks about America’s history and salutes the military service men and women with a special Veterans Day tribute including freebies for Vets throughout the country, lesser know facts about WWII, Starbucks CEO Howard Shultz and his 5-year plan to employ 10,000 Vets, plus the all-star Concert for Valor tonight in Washington D.C. headlined by Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson & Carrie Underwood. On Acoustic Tuesdays, Rich also interviews the Country-Americana band from LA, The Gun Hill Royals, who perform live.

Weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks

Tola Talks' Rich Tola with Gun Hill Royals bandmates Austin MacNutt & Kyle Wyman

Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Gun Hill Royals bandmates, Austin MacNutt & Kyle Wyman

Tola Talks w/ All-American Band, Slow Motion Celebrity

 

Tola Talks with the All-American rock band, Slow Motion Celebrity, and rocks the house with music from their new album, Flexible. On Acoustic Fridays, Rich also talks about the Ebola virus now in NYC, Monica Lewinsky & the US government’s bullying lawyers, the world’s deadliest catch in Brazil (pufferfish), plus GYST Awards for a bunch of teenagers polluting the environment. Weekdays at Noon (PT) on youtube.com/tolatalks.

Tola Talks' Rich Tola with Brandon, Brian, Anna & Mandie of the All-American Band, Slow Motion Celebrity

Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Brandon, Brian, Anna & Mandie of the All-American Rock Band, Slow Motion Celebrity

 

Tola Talks with Urban Folk Rock Band, Kids on McCadden

 

Tola Talks new Autopilot cars from Tesla Motors & lavish launches, the Nobel Peace Prize & the Game of Thrones, Pope Francis & Rodney Yee Yoga videos, plus hackers breaking into Dairy Queen and of course, Rich’s new monologue. On Acoustic Fridays, Rich and guest co-host & comedian Shannon Dee welcome the super talented and super cool Urban Folk Rock Band, Kids on McCadden. Live weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks.

Tola Talks' Rich Tola with the band, Kids on McCadden performing live on Acoustic Fridays.

Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with LA-based Urban Folk Rock band, Kids on McCadden, performing live on ‘Acoustic Fridays’.

Tola Talks with Singer/Songwriter Erick Macek

 

Tola Talks with award-winning singer/songwriter Erick Macek. On our first Acoustic Fridays, check out Erick performing live and get inspired by his theme song from Rich’s movie, Boulevard ZenWatch the show weekdays on youtube.com/tolatalks

Tola Talks' Rich Tola with Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Erick Macek

Tola Talks’ Rich Tola with Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter Erick Macek

Keep it like Clarence Clemons

I just read an LA Times editorial by Randy Lewis expressing his appreciation for the late Clarence Clemons. Similar to Randy, I’ve also been a Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band fan for more than 35 years now. And I agree with Randy that, “Clemons was there to express that which transcended mere language.” Because with the Boss and the Big Man, it was about reaching into your mind, body and soul to echo feelings and images, not just sounds. I still remember a bootleg version of Prove it All Night from 1979 with the Boss’s heart-felt guitar riff and the Big Man’s incredible sax.  “The wondrous thing about Clemons was that everything he played, in solos or accompanying his bandmates, was astonishingly simple from a technical viewpoint.” Thanks for pointing that out Randy, especially to us non-sax people, because technical simplicity should also apply to your daily fitness program. So keep it simple and technically correct with today’s 5 Minute Fat Burning Workout #98 – Elevator Squats.  And thank you Clarence Clemons!  RIP – R