CLASSES

Classes 2019-02-27T17:13:26+00:00

Come practice, play, and explore with us.

Each teacher and class will vary slightly depending on the unique and authentic voice of each teacher.  Expect a safe environment to intentionally move, discover, and breathe.  Every class will offer specific cueing to support understanding your bodies’ alignment as well as reflective theming that offers questions, thoughts, and conversations on yogic philosophy in ways that relates to the seasons, life, and/or practice.

Though our studio is not heated, the focused practice may create heat in your body. Expect to sweat and perhaps step into new areas of movement and play.       

All classes are drop in.

Registering for classes ahead of time is encouraged but not required.  Walk ins welcome.

“The intimate size of the community allows teachers to really get to know students’ unique challenges. Lila teachers always seem to be following student progress and thinking about each student’s overall development. It’s like having a yoga architect helping to guide my long-term progress.” – Lauren

“The brick, wood, and glass make Lila an aesthetically inviting place to lay down a mat and awaken the senses, move the body, and calm the mind. I am also drawn to Lila because of the diverse group of instructors, and the variety of class offerings, both gentle and challenging.” – Margo

Lila’s classes offer a supportive, non-competitive, and creative environment that combines clear and refined instructions with balanced and intentional sequences. Our teachers instruct with authenticity and come with a variety of rich yoga traditions. There are no set sequences, allowing space for the teachings to ebb and flow with the natural rhythms in nature be it the time of the day, the seasons, or the cultural climate. We welcome, encourage, and guide all levels of students to listen to their own inner wisdom and move and practice from a place of intuition and knowing.

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Lila’s weekly class schedule includes the following class offerings:

All Levels:

Our All Levels class is for beginner and ongoing students who would like to focus on refining basic postures and breath work while building strength, flexibility, and awareness. In this class you will learn intelligent alignment in the basic foundational postures. From this foundation, you will learn to cultivate both inner and outer expansiveness, and find the joy in movement. We believe everyone can benefit from learning proper alignment as it leads to ultimate expansion. If you are new to our studio, this is a great place to get to know our teachers, instructions, and community. Should you find that you seek deeper one on one learning and attention, check out our All Levels offerings and or sign up for a private one-on-one session.

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Click here for more information on private yoga sessions.

Expanding:

This class is considered our intermediate/advanced class offering, good for yogis who have a regular practice or are wanting to deepen their current practice. Expect to explore advanced poses that require strength, focus, control of breath, and flexibility. Postures may include: backbends, inversions, arm balances, and deeper twists. Teachers offer modifications, adjustments, and alignment cues to support a deep and supportive practice. As in all of our classes, students are encouraged to listen to their own wisdom and move in ways which support their own form of expanding.

Exploratory Play (aka Asana Junkies):

In the spirit of practice, community, and play this is a group practice, inspired by Christina Sell and her Asana Junkies practice series. This is considered an advanced class offering. Anyone with a working knowledge of the basics and inspiration to challenge themselves in a supportive group practice environment will thrive in this offering. The teacher is on their mat guiding, practicing, and playing alongside the community. Students are encouraged to be a part of the conversation of practice, asking questions and engaged in the curiosity of learning and growing. Students can expect inversions, backbends, deep forward folds, twist, and more. Come play with us.

Yin Yoga:

Yin yoga is a passive, still practice that works into the deeper layers of connective tissue, joints, and ligaments to release chronic held tension and to restore vitality and health to these important tissues. Postures are practiced seated or reclining and are held for several minutes at a time. This practice also targets the meridian lines of Traditional Chinese Medicine/acupuncture to enhance the body’s immunity, create emotional equilibrium and promote the balanced flow of chi or prana. This is a strong, sweet practice that will challenge you physically and mentally. Yin yoga is appropriate for students of all levels.