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May We All Be Teachable

It was a balmy summer day, I was sitting outside, comfortably tucked under the shade of a tree with a dear friend discussing dreams, ways of sharing, and visions of collaboration. At one point in conversation she stated, “When the student is ready, the teacher appears.” This simple statement is so profound. We are constantly, [...]

2018-08-03T19:13:53+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Student Feature: Adam Lyon

1. How would you describe yoga? For me, yoga is a way to slow down and focus my attention without needing to have a final goal or deadline to worry about. It makes me aware of all the things I can and can’t do. 2. How did you find your way to yoga? I had [...]

2018-08-02T17:34:52+00:00 August 2nd, 2018|Student Feature|0 Comments

Embracing the Fullness

Photo credit: Rita Pierce I sit here writing this and witness a picture perfect day in Maine: bluebird sky, full sunshine, gentle warm breeze, the bay filled with sailboats, flowers in full bloom, children with ice cream stained t.shirts licking their cones, friends riding bikes, a seeker of knowledge lounging in the grass [...]

2018-07-03T15:40:47+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Valerie Costello

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? We often think of yoga as simply being the asana practice, or the poses and movement practice, however, it’s much more than that. It’s a lifestyle- a way of showing up for the world around you. Yoga gives you the capacity to see the world and the people within [...]

2018-07-03T13:15:18+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|Teacher Feature|0 Comments

Student Feature: Matthew Day

1. How would you describe yoga? The more I learn about yoga the less I’m able to describe it. I find the history and methodology of it fascinating, but for me it’s mostly about learning how to be fully in my body while at the same time quieting my mind, whether it’s on or off [...]

2018-06-29T14:57:01+00:00 June 29th, 2018|Student Feature|0 Comments

Lila…8 years in reflection.

It was December 2016 when I was first introduced to the word Lila (pronounced lee-lah). I was a bright eyed student, sitting on the wooden floor of an incensed-bathed yoga studio in Connecticut, waiting for my teachers to share with me my last assignment in my Yoga Teacher Training. When their gaze came my way, [...]

2018-05-31T19:03:06+00:00 May 30th, 2018|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Tracy Bleier

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? Acknowledging, celebrating, remembering the privilege it is to be alive right now on this planet.   2. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA? A friend showed me dancer’s pose when I was on vacation and it was enough to intrigue me and get me to my first [...]

2018-05-30T15:48:15+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Teacher Feature|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Mitchel Bleier

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? I think of everything as yoga. It is my awareness of my rhythms, whether that is in moving my body or the rhythms that govern my day like waking up with the sunrise and looking at the sun with my skin exposed to absorb the light. It is listening [...]

2018-05-30T15:57:11+00:00 May 30th, 2018|Teacher Feature|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks will be coming to Lila later this month to share his Qigong teaching. We asked him questions about his practice, life, and path as a yogi. Help us welcome Kevin to the Lila community on Saturday, May 26th, from 2:00-4:00pm for his workshop. Have fun reading and getting to know him more. 1. [...]

2018-05-10T13:18:37+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Teacher Feature|0 Comments