Love…Humankind’s Greatest Gift.

As some of you may know, I love backbends. Backbends are sometimes called “heart openers” in yoga-lect. They offer a massive expansive space to the front chest, deep extension through the spine, and a display of our hearts being wide open. When I practice backbends, I feel liberated, sometimes like a superhero. I get a burst of [...]

2018-12-03T19:00:28+00:00 December 3rd, 2018|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

Gratitude for our Roots

Many traditions over time have spoken to the veils being thinner this time of year. The space between our dense tangible bodies to the formless self becomes less, and therefore, lies an offering to deepen connection. We can lean into this time and steep deeper into our innate understanding, knowing, and wisdom, or we can [...]

2018-11-03T01:33:33+00:00 November 2nd, 2018|#LiveLila Reflections|0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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