Based on the guidance from California health officials, and to care for everyone’s health in this uncertain time, the physical location of Inner Way LA will be temporarily closed.
However, our community remains open and connected
and some events will be available online. 
Please check our calendar for more information.
Our amazing community, teachings and practice can be a great source of refuge in these troubled times.
Please make an effort to stay connected and engaged.
May you be well, safe and happy.
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to allow for inner growth for the benefit of all.
  • Featured event

    Going Deeper: Exploring Themes in Spirituality & Activism

    Going Deeper: Exploring Themes in Spirituality & Activism

    with Shadi Mogadime

    Saturdays - July 18, July 25, August 1, August 15 , August 22

    4:30 – 6:30pm PST

    Five 2-hour sessions where we will go deeper in our exploration of the four themes I introduced in the Courage, Connection and Spiritual Activism Community Gathering. This will allow more time (at least 45 minutes per session) for discussion as a community and in breakout groups as well more time for QnA:

    Session 1: Spiritual Activism – Assuaging the shadows of both spirituality and activism with Spiritual Activism and taking action in the world with wisdom, power, passion and compassion.

    Session 2: Rooted in the Heart (Courage) – Healing and self-love to support and strengthen us as individuals

    Session 3: Connecting and Standing Together –Working through ‘othering’ by increasing our empathetic abilities and connecting more deeply to our cause and each other

    Session 4: Creating a Vision for Ourselves and our Communities – why and how to create a clear purpose & vision and then implement it in the world

    Session 5: Integration Session – The chance to ask any lingering questions, share your experiences in the world and come together to support each other as we take action in the world and our visions begin to come to life

    Throughout this course we will continue to explore and bring greater awareness to the presence of the space between us; the intersubjectivity. Skills in this area are very needed at this time in history and will support our personal development as well as helping us build communities.

    After each session participants will be given optional practices they can do at home to deepen and further explore the theme from the session

    Though we will use the racial issues that are a currently boiling as our focus point (drishti), the course materials will be applicable to any heart-felt cause and concern that participants engage in afterwards.

    By donation:  $25 per session or $75 - $125 for all five sessions (the course).

    Please RSVP below to get the link to the online conference.

    This is course is offered by suggested donation on a sliding scale between $75 - $125 for the whole course (all five sessions). Donations are shared between Shadi Mogadime and Inner Way LA.

    Please donate at the highest level that is sustainable for you. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If none of the suggested donation amounts is do-able for you, please reach out to Shadi to discuss a work-study scholarship:

    This course is free for monthly donors. Become a donor now. Monthly donors will get an email with online conference details.

    Recordings: It would be great for you to attend in person so you can participate in the discussions that will be an integral part of these sessions. When that’s just not possible you will have the link to the recording. All sessions will be recorded and shared with those registered for the session or the course. For the sake of even greater privacy, participants will have the option to pause recording at anytime during the session (break out groups are not recorded)

    Shadi Mogadime

    Shadi (pronounced so it rhymes with buddy) has been a student of many modalities in 30+ years of spiritual and personal growth exploration. Her deepest dive has been in esoteric Buddhism with her heart teacher Lama Marut and in practices of meditation, yoga and qigong as well as other wellness technologies. For the last 5 years, she has used these experiences and the knowledge she developed to mentor organizations and coaching clients from around the world. She feels privileged to have spent her 25-year professional career in the charitable sector fundraising and marketing for the missions of crucial humanitarian causes and arts & culture organizations. Along with her on-going coaching and mentoring work, her current focus is creating a platform to support women in the caring professions with wellness resources, practices and indulgence


    July 18, 2020 at 4:30pm
    $25.00 USD · 6 rsvps
  • Featured event

    The Spectrum of Yoga


    Course 4

    The Spectrum of Yoga:
    How to Stop the Turbulence of the Mind with Denise D.

    Sundays, 12 July - 16 August 2020
    4:30pm - 6:30pm PST

    This is an online only event.


    Brought to You by Senior Students of Lama Marut

    The complete and systematic practice of yoga includes much, much more than just physical poses.  This courses surveys the spectrum of yoga and all its practices and philosophy according to the classic texts of the Indian yogic tradition.  This course is for both yoga practitioners and those interested in a thorough yogic path of spiritual training.

    Topics include: “The Meaning, Purpose, and Method of Yoga,” “The Yoga of Ethical Self-Discipline and Karma,” “The Yoga of the Heart,” and “The Yoga of Wisdom.”

    Benefits of the Course:

    • Discover the entire range of “off the mat” wholistic yoga according to the classical texts
    • Discern the beneficial and detrimental lifestyle choices for yoga practice
    • Manage your ethical life and receive the benefits of doing so
    • Learn the secrets of how to act selflessly and without karmic consequence
    • Appreciate the power of the yoga of devotion and learn how to use it to enhance your relationships
    • Gain clarity and wisdom about the ultimate goal of yoga and how to achieve it

    Based on selections from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika, the Bhagavad Gita, and the Narada Bhakti Sutra.


    This course is offered online through Mind Oasis. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

    Facilitator: Denise Deniger
    Through her own life and practice, Denise has developed a robust toolbelt of skills and practice. Her 20+ years of study spans a wide range of modalities, from Western anatomical models to Eastern esoteric practices. She is certified in multiple yoga asana methods and is a graduate of the Asian Classics Institute’s Advanced Buddhist Studies Course, focused onTibetan Buddhism, meditation and yoga. Denise’s dive into meditation and yoga began in 1998 and her practice has been guided by her remarkable spiritual teachers, Lama Sumati Marut, Cindy Lee, and Richard Miller, PhD. She is motivated to share these practices in a practical, grounded way. Denise’s inspired, fiery, and clear-sighted presence invites students to see their own potential for more joy and power in their lives.

    This class is a part of the CLASSICAL TEXTS AND AUTHENTIC PRACTICES OF EASTERN SPIRITUALITY curriculum offers a progressively unfolding, comprehensive course of study in the wisdom and practical application of Eastern spirituality as it pertains to modern life. 

    The curriculum as a whole is comprised of twelve courses to be taught over two years. When taken together, these stand-alone courses constitute an extensive course of study in the classical scriptures and principal practices of Eastern spirituality. 

    Based on Lama Marut’s original translations and relevant, applicable interpretations of the Sanskrit classics of the Hindu, Buddhist, and Yogic traditions, each course consists of six weekly two-hour interactive online classes, including lecture, discussion, and guided meditation portions. 

    These courses cover a wide range of teachings and practices from an inclusive, comparative, and non-sectarian point of view. They are designed to provide an in-depth, systematic, and coherent foundation and overall framework for any serious spiritual practitioner.

    Each of the twelve courses consists of six classes, and each class includes a practice to help you directly integrate the teachings into your everyday life. Registrants for each course will have access to the archive of visual and audio recordings of the classes. Classes that will meet weekly and last 2 hrs.

    Each class includes a lecture and time for Q&A as well as either a live guided meditation or a recording to work with during the week. Participants who complete all twelve of the classes will receive a certificate of completion from Lama Marut’s spiritual center, Inner Way LA.

    • One course: $225.00 USD
    • Three courses: $500.00 USD
    • Complete twelve course package (save $900.00 USD): $1800.00 USD

    Click the link below for more information on the Two-Year Intensive Series "Classical Texts & Authentic Practices of Eastern Spirituality."


    July 12, 2020 at 4:30pm
  • Featured event

    Virtual Yoga with Marcel Nagy


    Virtual Yoga with Marcel Nagy MA, MPS, C-IAYT

    Dates: Sundays beginning June 21th
    Time: 10:00am-11:15am PST
    Online via Zoom. (you will receive the zoom link once you register)
    Suggested Donation: $15 or whatever you can afford (nobody will be turned away due to a lack of funds)
    Please pay by Venmo at: @Marcel-Nagy

    This class is an all-level practice working with the different systems of the body to create a state of awareness, flexibility, focus, balance and strength. Each class is different, and is geared toward the energy and needs of the participants. Class includes breath-paced movements to open dormant areas of the body and mind to build prana, incorporate yoga philosophy, flowing movement and longer holds, breath control, and meditation. Modifications are encouraged.

    Optional props: mat, 2 blocks, one ball (8-12”), and a strap or theraband, two tennis balls or therapy balls, a chair or wall.


    Marcel has a lifelong love of learning and movement practices. Dance and gymnastics led her to the discovery of yoga more than 35 years ago. She is C-IAYT certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, has 500 and 200 hour certifications as a yoga teacher, and is a Buteyko Breath Educator. Marcel has trainings through YogaFit, Loyola Marymount University, Optimal State of Yoga, training with Srivatsa Ramaswami, Hareesh-Christopher Wallis, Anand Mehrorta, Rod Stryker, Beth Shaw, Sandhyiya Ramaswamy, Suhkmani Kaur, Larry Paine, Amy Wheeler, Robin Rothenberg, Patrick McKeown, and Stephen Donald.

    Waiver Language:

    I understand that my participation in this activity being offered by Middle Way LA (doing business as Inner Way LA) is completely voluntary and at my own risk. I agree to hold Middle Way LA and all of its officers, agents, representatives, members, volunteers, successors and assigns completely harmless of and from any and all liability if I sustain any damage or injuries in connection with or related in any way to my participation in this activity. By signing this waiver, I attest that I am older than eighteen years of age.  I agree that I, on behalf of myself and my successors, assigns, heirs, distributees, guardians, and legal representatives, will not make any claim against or sue Middle Way LA for damages, including but not limited to any and all claims for bodily injury, emotional distress, or wrongful death, regardless of whether or not negligence can be demonstrated, and I release Middle Way LA from any and all damages suffered by me. The only exclusion from this release is any claim solely and directly resulting from the gross negligence or intentional acts of Middle Way LA. 

    Any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or related to this agreement, including the determination of the scope or applicability of this agreement to arbitrate, shall be determined by arbitration in Los Angeles, California before a single neutral arbitrator. The parties shall select the arbitrator pursuant to Judicate West's rules. The arbitration shall be administered pursuant to Code of Civil Procedure section 1280, et seq. The decision of the arbitrator shall be neutral and binding. 

    My registration below indicates that I have read and that I understand everything contained in this liability release.

    July 05, 2020 at 10am
  • Featured event


    Cultivating Spiritual Authority

    Dates: Saturdays June 27th, July 11th, and July 25th
    Time: 1:00pm-3:30pm PST
    Online via Zoom. Live or by recording to watch in your own time.  
    (you will receive the zoom link once you register)
    Cost: Sliding Scale - $20-$35 per session. 

    * FREE for monthly donors. Become a donor now.
    Please pay at the highest rate that is sustainable for you. 
    Payment to this e-mail via PayPal friends and family, Venmo or check if requested.

    To Register: Please contact Mirah at

    This 3-part workshop offers meditative journeys that develop our capacity to source and act in alignment with personal truth. 
    Together we explore how to recognize and clear invalidations held in the emotional and mental bodies. The process aims to build confidence in discerning spiritual wisdom from the patterns of false personality. You will leave these classes with direct experience of inner tools that can be practically applied all day long.
    The environment values diversity and celebrates each person’s unique expression of the divine. 

    About Mirah Love

    Mirah Love is a mystic who serves as a spiritual counselor and psychic. She works one on one and in groups. Her sessions offer practical tools for exploring our multidimensional nature and living with integrity. 
    Mirah is the founder and guide for Lady Wisdom, a community that researches and teaches energy healing for women. She was a tenured Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with her research in somatic consciousness. She has also held multi-year teaching appointments at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The California Institute of the Arts. Mirah served as the resident teacher and spiritual advisor at the meditation center, Inner Way, LA,and has taught around the world for 20 years on creative and spiritual development.
    July 11, 2020 at 1pm