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Category Archives: Teacher Feature

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 rightContinue Reading

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 oneContinue Reading

Teacher Feature: Cindy MacKay

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? I would describe yoga as a way of life. A practice of continuous self inquiry, embodiment, and meditation through stillness and movement. A way of being totally present and connected to all that is. 2. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA? As an athlete and a dancerContinue Reading

Teacher Feature: Juliet Loranger

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? When I’m describing yoga, I tend to be speak to the process of a yoga practice. Some times I really love to describe yoga and put words to the physical effort and understanding of the asana practice. That usually sounds like this; “Each and every yoga pose has stagesContinue 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

Teacher Feature: Genell Huston

What draws you to yoga? At this point, yoga and me are not separate.  There is nothing to be drawn to, as it is already inside of me and a part of me.  Yoga has become the way I choose to live my life, how I wake in the warming, what I choose to thinkContinue Reading

Teacher Feature: Stephen Kirsch

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? To me, yoga is a practice of tuning in – to the mind, the body, and the breath. Something as simple as noticing the fact that you are, in fact, breathing, rather than taking it for granted, is a piece of that yoga. Yoga is also a way ofContinue Reading

Teacher Feature: Matt Giordano

We are super excited to welcome Matt Giordano to Lila at the end of this month.  His teaching is playful, insightful, and inspires deep knowing and understanding of your own body, in its entirety.  Originally from Sea Cliff, Long Island, Giordano spent seven years developing his teaching style living in Manhattan, where he taught at localContinue Reading

Teacher Feature: Sea Change Yoga

A deep bow to this new organization that is giving in a big way to our greater community.  This month’s teacher feature highlights the great work of this local non-profit working to bring the healing power of trauma sensitive yoga and meditation to all.  The teachers travel to residential treatment facilities, community recovery centers, and correctionalContinue Reading

Teacher Feature: Heather Murray

1. How would you describe yoga? To me yoga is about connection. It is a means by which we connect (or reconnect) to our truest essence that can easily become hidden or blurred through daily life. Yoga connects us to breath, to body, and to an awareness of our patterns of thought, speech and action.Continue Reading