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Last week my family and I decided to wake before dawn and climb to the top of the nearby mountain to witness the rising of the sun.  We sat there on the mountain top, bundled up in sleeping bags to protect us from the crisp fall-like air, and witnessed the most gorgeous display of mother nature [...]

By | 2017-10-06T15:49:16+00:00 September 17th, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Student Highlight: Randy Billmeier

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? Yoga is life. It encompasses the mind, body, and heart as a unit, revealing a path to unifying balance and knowledge. 2. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA? I was first introduced in college. Dabbling on and off throughout the years on my own and with audio/video [...]

By | 2017-10-03T19:23:59+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Student Feature|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Desirée Rumbaugh

1. How would you describe yoga? Yoga is a practice that helps a person forge the connection between the immortal soul within them that is living a temporary human experience. Practiced regularly the eight limbs of yoga help ordinary human beings develop extraordinary skills to relieve the suffering associated with everyday life on this earth [...]

By | 2017-10-03T19:23:52+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Teacher Feature|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Dd Swan

1. How would you describe yoga? Yoga is YES—an open invitation to travel on a journey with twists and turns, stops and starts, discovery, renewal, reimagining, time alone, with friends and teachers along the way, respites and contemplation, opportunities to receive, give and welcome yourself home, trusting that where you are is the exact right [...]

By | 2017-10-03T19:23:20+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Teacher Feature|0 Comments

Student Highlight: Sam Kyzivat

1. How would you describe your music? Ambient, cinematic electric violin loops. 2. How did you find your way to music? I grew up in a musical household, with wonderful parents who really valued music education from an early age. I started with piano lessons at age 6, then (classical) violin lessons at age 10, [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:01:09+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Student Feature|0 Comments

Achieve Balance This Summer

The Maine summer days are among us.  The temperatures are climbing upwards, the sunshine is vibrant, and the schedules bursting at the seem to fit it all in while the short summer season lasts.  As our physical body heats up, and our schedules become more crowded, the temperature and pace of living can become unsustainable. [...]

By | 2017-07-03T20:29:31+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Honoring Community

June 4th, 2017, marks 7 years of Lila East End Yoga!  Seven years ago I gathered teachers, friends, and family together to help vision the future of Lila and its community at large.  We circled up in my living room, whiteboard and markers in hand we collectively came up with the list of core beliefs [...]

By | 2017-06-01T22:17:49+00:00 June 1st, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Sami Migliozzi

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? For me, yoga has always been a linking of movement & breath that allows me to drop out of my anxious mind & into the moment, where anything is possible. It seems there's more magic in the present moment, there's more to be grateful for, and yoga is one [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:01:17+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Teacher Feature|0 Comments