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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

Teacher Feature: Jess Emilfarb

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA? For me, yoga is a physical practice that allows me to be completely focused and present within my own body on a daily basis and also a mental practice of patience, calm and understanding. I am still a human, and absolutely have days in which I'm certainly not being [...]

2018-03-06T18:24:47+00:00 March 6th, 2018|Teacher Feature|0 Comments

Lessons I Learned From Knitting

by Heather Altenburg I have picked up knitting…again.  I have a mother who can knit anything; she is amazing.  It is one of the many things she creates with her hands; she has a love and a passion for making beautiful things and giving them to others.  Though I have marveled at her my whole [...]

2018-03-06T18:17:29+00:00 March 6th, 2018|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

We are LOVE! Be LOVE.

The month of LOVE. If you have been reading and following my newsletters over the years, you may now know this is the time of year I love to bring conscious reflection on LOVE. All things LOVE. Love as all encompassing. In yogic texts, love, bliss, and ananda are all used to refer to the [...]

2018-02-02T20:52:44+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Teacher Feature: Matt Giordano

1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOGA?  Yoga is the practice of self discovery on multiple levels, and each of us have our own relationship to what self discovery means.   2. HOW DID YOU FIND YOUR WAY TO YOGA? As a musician I craved a change in my life, a different approach. I read a [...]

2018-01-03T15:47:18+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Teacher Feature|0 Comments