Veda MeLA

Veda MeLA One-of-a-kind event celebrating Yoga, Ayurveda, Conscious Living, & all Vedic Arts under one roof. Join us for a spectacular Nov 7-8 at The REEF in DTLA!
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Vedas (noun; plural)—the most ancient Hindu scriptures, writ-ten in early Sanskrit and containing hymns, philosophy, and guidance on ritual Mela (noun; Sanskrit)—a meeting, an assembly, a cultural fair, a spiritual gathering Veda MeLA provides a true outlet for supporters, celebrants, practitioners, and students of Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation, Kirtan, Vastu, Jyotisha, Yoga Therapy, Bodywork, and more, and encourages relationships and growth amongst them all. Veda MeLA concentrates on being a real resource for those who take on these practices as important aspects of their lives, fostering the elements of the culture through providing a large variety of exhibits and teachings throughout the event weekend. Join us Nov. 11, 2017 at Wanderlust Hollywood for specialty classes, exhibitions, workshops, food, music, and community.

Mission: Veda MeLA is here to create an incredibly beautiful, uplifting, active, educational, inspirational, and safe space for one of the largest subcultures of the Los Angeles area, encouraging all who partake to explore, learn, and grow, both personally, and professionally.

Dear Ones, It has been quite an exciting year of fast moving energy, transformations, letting go's, and many moving part...
09/23/2016

Dear Ones,
It has been quite an exciting year of fast moving energy, transformations, letting go's, and many moving parts. For these very similar reasons, we have chosen to postpone Veda Mela until next year.
We decided to keep our incredible speaker and keynote lineup, our amazing sponsors, and our featured TTs and charities, and give the whole program the support of one year of intention.
I feel so blessed to channel this work of art, Veda MeLA, and that I get to "work" with such aware and flowing people.
I feel even more blessed to exemplify choosing wellness and repletion first.
Please mark your calendars for Saturday November 11, 2017. Yes, that’s 11-11-17, and it will be a powerful energetic gateway for us all.
Keep your eye out for our notifications, shout outs, and news to look forward to!
With great love,
Siva

08/08/2016
Veda MeLA 2015 Video

On the first day of the new moon, I woke up a young girl, giddy with anticipation—because today, my friends, I get to share BIG news…


I had a sweet inspiration to honor the source of so much goodness in my life (yoga, ayurveda, connection with patterns and nature and karma, conscious living)—the Vedas.


When you honor the source of energy that makes you feel good, you direct good energy back to source, and create a circuit. This circuit makes the source sustainable, and makes your feeling good more sustainable.


Most of my friends are yogis and can relate, but not one. And this one bacon-loving friend, Wayne Fernandez, is who ushered this vision into reality. He really fathered the whole thing, and I got to manifest while feeling deeply supported. Lauren Brett and Jamie Alger midwifed, and we co-created over margaritas and brunch.


It was crazy. We messed up some things. And yet, we created something truly amazing, and unique.


Here’s a video of last year (courtesy of David Geathers) to give you a feel: https://youtu.be/deCw_WSdO5Q


All the industry leaders were there. Incredible teachers flew from all over the country to teach, dance, inspire and connect: Mother Maya, Mallika Chopra, Kia Miller, Shiva Rea, Sianna Sherman, Sarah Ezrin, Nikki Estrada, Demetri Velisarius , Jill Miller, Sigrid Matthews, Mas Vidal, Rebecca Gonzalez, Om Kailas, Naren K. Schreiner, Meredith Sarah Klein, Ranmalee Araliya Perera, Christopher Chapple, Swati Jr* Jyotish Astrology, Rammohan Rao, Spread The Love Peanut Butter with Zach & Valerie Fishbain, Jacob Griscom, Jayant Lokhande, Michael Mastro, Baron Mojohito, Lissa Coffey, Karen Grace Kassy's Intuition, Mick & Pamela McDonough Cosmic Expressionists, Phil Goldberg, Lakshmi Angela Norwood, Maria Garre, Martha Soffer, Ricky Tran , AIAC- Souvik Dhutta.


Touching photo exhibits of India by Martinos Aristidou & Stefanos Kafatos, sweet morning classical ragas, yoga-inspired hip hop, and we grooved all weekend. DJ Drez , Marti Nikko Bradley, Sheela Bringi, Clinton Patterson, Brent Kuecker, Patrick Richey, Zaire Black, Kirti Srivastava, Paul Teodo, Nisha Narsai, WolfHawkJaguar, Jamuna Priti, Kamini Natarajan, Kevin Paris, Mental Physix, J-Sol, & Eusebio Akasa .


It was such a high that it took me some time to integrate back into my usual life. I received emails and stories for months afterwards about how people gained and changed and became more aware. It was an intimate, and connected experience for all.


This year, I knew I needed a different space that was more suitable for yoga, had natural light, and food on site. I wasn’t sure I would find such a space, and surely didn’t dream of having the entire event produced for me again—ah, how I still doubt in the magic of the Universe.


The BIG news is that WANDERLUST is producing Veda MeLA this year in their gorgeous Wanderlust Hollywood studio with high vibration energy and eats!


And again, I’m blown away by the teachers and artists and lovers of Vedic wisdom coming together from all corners of the country. Yogi Cameron, Shunya Pratichi Mathur, Jeffrey Armstrong, Aia Classes with Souvik Dhutta, Laura Plumb, Seeta Narsai, AyurvedaFirst with Jessica Villella, Mariko Hirakawa.


There’s really nothing else like this that I know of—a celebration of the modern with the traditional, and a clear emphasis on conscious lifestyle tools from the Vedas. I do hope you’ll join us this year.


Tickets go live on AUG 21, so save the date: SAT NOV 12, 2016
http://www.vedamela.com/tickets/


Like our Veda MeLA FB Page to get promos and giveaways from our sponsors and speakers.

Get a feel for LA's premiere yoga and Vedic arts celebration!

We're delighted to be collaborating with BE HERE NOW: The Andy Whitfield Story opens in Los Angeles 4/15! Join us at our...
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We're delighted to be collaborating with BE HERE NOW: The Andy Whitfield Story opens in Los Angeles 4/15! Join us at our special screening on April 21 @ 7pm, you can get tickets here: http://www.laemmle.com/films/40482

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Take a look at this post by The Yoga Blog, covering one of our amazing keynote speakers, Mother Maya Tiwari ॐ
02/08/2016
The Yoga Blog

Take a look at this post by The Yoga Blog, covering one of our amazing keynote speakers, Mother Maya Tiwari ॐ

Maya Tiwari known as “Mother Maya” is a spiritual rockstar, former NYC fashionista and master Ayurvedic healer who inspires us to awaken our inner harmony by Living Ahimsa®.

Completing her BA at 15 years old, she left her village in Guiana for New York City and found herself under the wing of the legendary Stella Adler.

Before Maya became Mother Maya, she was the Indian “Coco Chanel,” outfitting the who’s who in New York City fashion. Her clients included Princess Diana and Jackie O.

Diagnosed with ovarian cancer at 26 years old, Maya defied modern medicine by healing herself using Ayurvedic practices and Inner Medicine®.

Maya was initiated into the Veda Vyasa lineage where she served as a Vedic monk for 20 years. She renounced her monastic title in 2010.

While considered controversial, this decision was made to, as she puts it, "walk a simpler and more accessible life in service of the populations in need," which she continues to do to this day.

Some say she also wanted to wear heels again.

Mother Maya #LivingAhimsa #InnerMedicine #Ayurveda #WiseEarthAyurveda #Mother #Shakti #Prana #PeaceMandala #Truth #InnerHarmony #Peace #Love #Knowledge Veda MeLA #RajaYoga The Yoga Blog

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Sweet mother of goodness..

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Veda MeLA 2015 write up in the Los Angeles Times - can't wait for next year's event to rock the LA yoga world of love an...
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Veda MeLA 2015 write up in the Los Angeles Times - can't wait for next year's event to rock the LA yoga world of love and learning even more!! xx

Los Angeles is a leading center for all things yoga and a natural location to unite leaders aiming to shape future trends.

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Well, suffice it to say, Veda MeLA 2015 was FANTASTIC!!! Save the date for a bigger, better, more love- and light-filled...
12/02/2015

Well, suffice it to say, Veda MeLA 2015 was FANTASTIC!!! Save the date for a bigger, better, more love- and light-filled VMLA 2016: Nov. 12-13! Sending love to all of our exhibitors, sponsors, partners, speakers, yoga teachers, musical artists, and attendees; we couldn't have done it without you!

Loving this - simple reminders to continue moving forward. Love to you, Hemalayaa
11/30/2015

Loving this - simple reminders to continue moving forward. Love to you, Hemalayaa

You have to take
the good with the bad,
smile when you’re sad,
love what you’ve got
and
remember what you had.
Always
forgive but never forget,
learn from your mistakes
but
never regret,
people change,
things go wrong,
just remember,
life goes on.
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Thank you for all of the love and effort from EVERYONE that was a part of the gorgeous, inaugural Veda MeLA. YOU made th...
11/26/2015

Thank you for all of the love and effort from EVERYONE that was a part of the gorgeous, inaugural Veda MeLA. YOU made this event happen, YOU put in the time and investment, and WE all got to enjoy the beauty that came of it....ALL TOGETHER. We love you and our hearts are bursting with #gratitude! Have a beautiful holiday weekend, dears

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