Transition Mar Vista/Venice

Transition Mar Vista/Venice
Transition Mar Vista/Venice projects include Little Free Libraries community build days and Good Karma Gardens pay-it-forward edible gardens. Join us for these activities, as well as many others!


HELLO! We invite you to explore the resources and links posted here. For information about Transition Mar Vista/Venice's events, please check (and like!) our Facebook page:


Good Karma Garden Project: Pay-it-forward edible gardens
Email for location information

Westside Produce Exchange: One Saturday per month
To join and find out the date of the next exchange,

Our Time Bank: Check OTB's Web site for schedule of events and monthly potluck
Visit for details and date of next potluck

Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center: Check Sivananda's Web site for class
schedule and special events


The Guerrila Gardener
Our friends at the Argonaut spotlight Sunshine Partnerships
and other urban farmers

Urgent Gardening: A Citizen Yogi's Call to Action
The Argonaut profiles Swami Omkarananda

A New Parkway Vision for Culver City
Transition Culver City members mobilize to produce a compelling film
about sustainable alternatives to wasteful grass parkways

Oneness Media Wins Best Healthy Cities Short Film Award
The New Urban Film Festival recognizes Stephon Litwinczuk's documentary
about TMV/V



2012 CAAM Ayurveda Talks

Monday morning series, 9:30–11:30

February 6
Ayurvedic perspective on free radicals and antioxidants

Ala Sudol, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, M.A., L.M.T.,

March 5
Ama: Toxic build-up in the body

Ala Sudol, Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, M.A., L.M.T.,

Ala is a graduate of California College of Ayurveda with the title of Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist. She has been practicing Ayurveda for over a decade using the knowledge she gained studing under the guidance of Ayurvedic experts including Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. David Frowley, Dr. Mark Helpern, and Dr. Mishra.

April 2
Pranayama Through the Lens of Ayurveda: A Practice
Arun Deva, DASC, AYT

Arun Deva practices Yoga and Ayurveda in Los Angeles. He is a senior Ayurvedic Practitioner, Vinyasa Krama Certified Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) and an Ayur-yoga Certified Yoga Therapist. Having started his studies as a child growing up in India, he has made his home in Los Angeles for the past 30 years. He is the founder of Arunachala Yoga & Ayurveda, travels internationally teaching Ayurvedic and Yogic lifestyle workshops, writes articles for different publications and has a clinic for consultations and various treatments including panchakarma. 

May 7
Healing Foods and Going Gluten-Free
Carla Cummings, AYP, AMP, AAP, DD

A brief introduction to the gift of a simple daily practice of Ayurveda as a harmonious way of life and its positive effect on the world.

Prema LOVE / Carla Cummings is a passionate practitioner of Ayurveda, the art & science of life…she has helped many people around the world to transform their health and their lives, sometimes from grave illness….to empower them to simplify and create joyful wholeness of mind body and spirit in their lives. She has a genuine interest in promoting the well-being of others. She is very thorough, intuitive, present, and has a vast knowledge based on her first hand experiences.

Venue: Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
13325 Beach Avenue
Marina del Rey, CA 90292