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Let Us Fall

Ripened apples, falling leaves, dwindling light, crackling fires, cooler breezes… these are all marks of the seasonal shift to Fall that is in the air in New England. We could lament the loss of Summer, or lean into welcoming more time to lean in to the dark, to cozy up, prepare soups, and allow for [...]

2018-10-03T20:25:13+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Desirée Rumbaugh

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? The cultivation of practices that develop our ability to observe how we think, speak and act in the world. With this ability to witness our thoughts, words and actions we can learn to skillfully recognize and then manage our suffering. As a result, we can spend more of our [...]

2018-09-04T15:27:42+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Teacher Feature|0 Comments

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