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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 beliefsContinue Reading

Mother Love

We collectively are being steeped in mother love.  Be it mother love from Mother Nature, a maternal mother loving you unconditionally, or feeling the feminine unconditional love of a friend looking you in the eyes and really seeing you, each of us is being held here on this planet together.  Earth Day just passed andContinue Reading

Gathering Words

When my first son was born, a dear friend gave us a lovely book called Frederick by Leo Lionni. The sweet children’s book tells the tale of field mice working through the fall to gather supplies for the winter. The majority of the mice gather seeds, grasses, and literally the nuts (and bolts) as suppliesContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Amy Amoroso

1. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA? When I moved to Portland ten years ago, a friend at work started doing yoga during the lunch hour. At that time, I was jogging about four mornings a week for exercise and I knew I needed to be better about stretching. I decided to do yogaContinue Reading

Teacher Feature: Tracy Bleier

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? I would describe yoga as a “come as you are party.” 2. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA? A friend of mine who was a yoga teacher and long time meditator showed me a few poses. This little lesson intrigued me enough to go to a classContinue Reading

Let Love Reign

What would our world look like if our energies were focused on LOVE over fear?  What would our world feel like if everyone was given equal respect, rights, and compassion?  The Buddha once said, “All that we are is a result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything.  What we think we become.”Continue Reading

New Year’s Evolution

Sunday marked the transition into the new year.  The calendar year changing provides many an entry way to set new goals, visions, and dreams for the days and months that lay ahead.  Visions of finally picking up that hobby you have been dreaming of for years (insert hobby here… playing guitar, learning another language, sewing,Continue Reading

The Gift of your own presence…

The season of giving is upon us.  Mother Teresa once said, “It is not how much we give, but how much LOVE we put into giving.”  We can easily make mindless purchases and give without much thought and care – gadgets, trinkets, jewels, sweaters, books, or even our time, energy, and donations.  What would theContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Stephanie Cabot

Stephanie is the owner of Rêve Cycling Studio. Her goal is to provide an urban escape for riders in the middle of Portland. Motivated by the relaxed and refreshed mind/body experience that a good cycling workout provides, she wants all of her riders to experience this with her same enthusiasm. She lives in Portland, MaineContinue Reading

Homemade Spiced Tea

Have you enjoyed a cup of our chai tea at the studio yet? It warms your belly and helps that centered, connected feeling you get after a great yoga class last just a little bit longer. Want to make some at home? Try this recipe: Homemade Spiced Tea Makes one gallon. Ingredients: 4 quarts waterContinue Reading