Gifting Yourself Presence

Time Enough By Dana Faulds The wisdom voice says: “Be still. Take time for what is truly important.” I imagine myself diving, leaving behind an untidy trail of what’s not needed. I cast aside worry, which has never brought me anything even remotely useful. I let go of doubt, and all the countless ways I [...]

By | 2017-12-05T15:24:13+00:00 December 1st, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Conscious Consumerism

Last night I gathered in celebration with the group of Fall Cleansers.  Together we shared insights, observations, and reflections on what it was like to become more conscious and clear about the way we created space in our environments and in our own bodies.  Be it simplifying diets, choosing to take in less stimulants from [...]

By | 2017-10-31T14:38:55+00:00 October 30th, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Nature’s Classroom

I am not always the first to know about big breaking news. A while back I made a conscious decision not to turn on my radio in my car, instead choose what I wanted to ingest through my ears. I have always been super sensitive to information, images, sounds and found that when I can [...]

By | 2017-10-06T15:47:51+00:00 October 4th, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Humility

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

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

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 and [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:01:24+00:00 May 4th, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

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 supplies [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:01:43+00:00 April 4th, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

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 yoga [...]

By | 2017-09-17T18:01:47+00:00 March 29th, 2017|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments