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Category Archives: Student Feature

Student Highlight: Sam Herr

1. How did you find your way to yoga? As a senior in high school I started to read about Buddhist meditation. I took a meditation class and found it extremely difficult to sit still. My mind was insanely hyper-active at that time in my life. Someone in the class mentioned this thing called yoga,Continue Reading

Student Highlight: Stephen Anderson

How did you find your way to yoga? I was looking to balance my physical and athletic life with additional body/mind practices. I was attracted to lengthening and elongating my body. What do you do for a living? I own a wellness/health/fitness facility: The Body Architect. We offer personal training, group training, massage, body mindContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Lucy Bergen

1. How did you find your way to yoga? I was a dancer in college, and a very hip professor introduced me to yoga 15 years ago.  She used it as a warm-up before her African dance classes. The combination of stretches and breath work felt so good in my body– it stuck with meContinue Reading

Student Highlight: Alexandra Maurer

1. How did you find your way to yoga? I first studied yoga with Diane Wilson in Portland, Oregon in 1984. She had just opened a studio and we were some of her first students. This amazing woman continues to practice and teach in the Portland area. 2. What do you do for a living?Continue Reading

Lauren Fensterstock: Lila Student Highlight

1. How did you find your way to yoga? I am relatively new to yoga. I have been practicing for about two years. A close friend brought me to Lila on the last day before she moved out of state. I immediately fell in love with yoga and the studio, and cherish this as anContinue Reading

DD Swan: Lila Student Highlight

1. How did you find your way to yoga? I was greatly influenced in 1969,  while still living in Memphis, Tennessee,  by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi and Transcendental Meditation as a path to world peace and attaining full human potential. A year later, I attended my first Hatha Yoga class at a Knights of Columbus HallContinue Reading

Carolyn Pereria: Lila Student Highlight

1. How did you find your way to yoga? Yoga was always a part of my life from a young age thanks to my mom who practiced. She would walk me through savasana as a child at bedtime to help relax me or taught me to breathe when upset. It wasn’t until college, however, thatContinue Reading

Todd Glacy: Lila Student Highlight

1. How did you find your way to yoga? I began practicing yoga 20 years ago as a form of exercise. I started out with a couple of videotapes, and then began attending various yoga classes throughout the Boston area. I found I really enjoyed and connected with the non-competitive, meditative, and ultimately spiritual aspectsContinue Reading

Ashok Nalamalapu: Student Highlight

1. How did you find your way to yoga? I lost my voice for a year in 2000. During that time, I took yoga (Asana) classes. Yoga relaxed my neck muscles. With couple of surgeries on my vocal folds and yoga practice, I regained my voice gradually. Now I am able to sing in concertsContinue Reading

Carol Morrison: Lila Student Highlight

How did you find your way to yoga? I found my way to yoga through an injury.  I love hiking and many years ago, while hiking Bald Face Mountain in NH, I tore the meniscus in my left knee.  It required surgery and during the recovery period, I decided to try yoga as a gentleContinue Reading