Rasa Yoga invites practitioners to awaken to their authentic nature through a unified approach that interweaves clear alignment, a rich philosophical perspective, and actualizes the power of the abundant Heart, deepening practitioners' awareness of what's truly available in each and every moment.
An invitation to an enriching experience on and off the mat, Rasa Yoga is a practice that gives students the ability to truly embody their potential through the practice of yoga. Rasa means “to savor,” “flavor,” and “nectar of delight”. By delving more deeply into the many facets of the yoga practice – skillful connection to breath, rich philosophical tradition, elegant way of aligning and working in the body – practitioners develop a profound appreciation for life’s rich offerings, no matter how diverse these offerings are. Students learn to work proficiently in all genres of yoga poses – standing, inversions, hip-openers, hand balances, backbends, twists, and forward folds – gaining access to the abiding presence within and developing the capacity to trust fully in their own internal guidance.
Yoga Therapy is a powerful way to re-pattern the body and mind and to move into a place of well-being and harmony. If you experience chronic pain in your body, yoga therapy provides a tool for you to create life-enhancing patterns in yourself, to clear pain, and to facilitate easefulness and the optimal flow of life.
In a yoga therapy session, students can expect to learn therapeutic bio-mechanical principles that facilitate healing, shifting chronic patterns of pain into areas of empowerment.
Lila has been working with students to help them transform their limitations into tools for growth, expansion, and joy. After experiencing chronic pain in her own body for years, she learned how transformative the yoga practice can really be, offering a profound way to heal physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
This program is designed for yoga teachers who seek to refine different aspects of their teaching, become more confident in their voices, clear in their instructions, and integrated in their approach to teaching. Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to work with many yoga teachers in this arena, and I’ve found the process to be deeply fulfilling on both sides of the relationship.
Yoga Teacher Mentoring Structure:
One Session includes:
~A preliminary 30-minute conversation identifying one’s current intentions as a teacher, which areas s/he’d like to refine, the areas the teacher feels good about, the areas where s/he may feel stuck, and other relevant teaching information.
~Some ares to include for refinement: Heart Theming, Languaging, Verbal Cues, Assisting & Adjusting, Finding Authentic Voice.
~Depending on what best fits both people’s needs, I will either attend one of your live yoga classes or view one video of you teaching a full-length class.
~A follow-up 45-minute post-class conversation will discuss how the teacher felt about the class and will establish a game plan and tools to help refine different facets of the teacher’s teaching to feel even more solid about what s/he is offering students.
~Cost for all of the above is $150.
Private or semi-private yoga sessions are a fantastic way to explore your yoga practice with individual attention. Whether you’d like an introductory session, one to refine your current practice, or time spent to nourish yourself with therapeutic techniques, private yoga can be truly beneficial. Lila will meet you where you are, working with you to facilitate the growth you need to take your practice to a deeper level.
60 minute private sessions = $100
75 minute private sessions = $115
90 minute private sessions = $125
60 minute semi-private sessions with 2 people = $130
90 minute semi-private sessions with 2 people = $160
To perform every action artfully is yoga. –Swami Kripalu
This class is an inspiring introduction to the practice of yoga! Students will gain an awareness of how to enjoy fundamental yoga postures and philosophy, inviting them to the deep potential that lives inside. They will be encouraged to delve into the possibilities that live within, being playfully challenged to open their bodies,, minds, and hearts to experience the joy and freedom that results. Emphasis will be on standing poses, while also introducing the basic genres of yoga postures, including beginning backbends, hip-openers, and supine poses. Students will leave feeling more grounded and empowered as they work to systematically stretch and strengthen their hamstrings, hips, backs, and shoulders.
An All Levels class is open to every student, although some yoga experience is recommended. Variations of poses will be offered to both meet students where they are and safely challenge them, leaving them feeling empowered and inspired. All genres of poses, from standing to back bending to twisting, will be offered and explored.
This class encompasses a more vigorous sequence of postures, giving students an embodied understanding of cohesive connection with each part of the body, the mind, and the heart throughout the practice. Focus will be on further exploration of the standing poses and hip openers while also introducing deeper backbends, hand balances, and inversions. This level is appropriate for students who have yoga experience and are in good physical condition. Both challenging and fun, the practice will leave students feeling empowered and inspired.
An exploration of the standing poses, backbends, hand balances, inversions, hip openers, and twists, this class is designed to incorporate the alignment principles while practicing with your instructor. Students will practice in a playful and creative environment as they continue refining their practices.
An exploration of the advanced standing poses, backbends, hand balances, inversions, hip openers, and twists, this class is designed to incorporate awareness of how the body, mind, and heart work together in a deep way with more advanced poses. Practitioners will challenge themselves in a playful and creative environment as they continue refining their practices. Students should be able to kick up to handstand by themselves at the wall and do a full backbend with straight arms.