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Summer Yoga Posture Series – Part 1

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Summer Yoga Posture Series – Part 1

Travel With Yoga It’s that time of year again when summer vacations abound. Sightseeing, visiting, eating wonderful food, flying, and walking, lots of walking… Often by days end our backs are talking to us. Most likely we will not be attending a yoga class anytime soon. It is our vacation time after all! Feel Tall with 15 minutes of Yoga We all have those quiet moments between one activity and another. From my understanding of anatomy and the relationship of one yoga pose to another, I offer you six poses to relieve tension in your...

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Stabilize your Sacrum with Yoga: Part 2

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Sacral Stabilization Series, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stabilize your Sacrum with Yoga: Part 2

Downward Facing Dog Helps Stabilize Welcome to Part 2 of Stabilizing your Sacrum with Yoga. A well done Adho Mukha Svanasana, or Downward Facing Dog Pose, will help you stabilize your sacroiliac joints and align your knees. Often in yoga classes students are asked to lift their hips high and bring their heels and chest down toward the floor. Aggressive action in this way without aligning the bones leaves the ankles, knees, and hips sloppy and disconnected so structural support is lost. By following the ques in this video with the aid of the...

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Mayan Pilgrimage Retreat 2018

Posted by on Jun 7, 2017 in Yoga Events | 0 comments

Mayan Pilgrimage Retreat 2018

Mid-winter Yoga Experience in Antigua & Copan Study, Replenish, Transform, and Inspire Your Life Greetings Dear Students and Friends, Join Lillah and Laurel in the container of the wisdom of the Mayan elders for a mid-winter experience in Antigua, Guatemala and Copan, Honduras, the center of ancient Mayan pilgrimages. Here is the official announcement, so mark your Calendars! Register Now! Friday thru Sunday, February 2 – 11, 2018  Enjoy the connection of Sky and Earth through Yoga and Energy Medicine studies with the aid of these...

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Stabilize the Sacrum for a Safer Yoga Practice: 1

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Sacral Stabilization Series, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stabilize the Sacrum for a Safer Yoga Practice: 1

Instability is Epidemic As time passes more and more of my students show up to my classes or workshops who have an asymmetric pelvis. Many have low back pain as well as sacroilliac or hip joint discomfort. The pain ranges from mild to severe.  My new dvd release, Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis, addresses several different angles for relieving these types of pain.  I have selected a series of seven short videos to share with you focused on poses to stabilize your sacrum with the aid of Joanne Tugwell, a former student of mine and the owner of...

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Yoga at the Vineyard

Posted by on Apr 23, 2017 in Yoga Events | 0 comments

Yoga at the Vineyard

Saturday May 13th • 2:00 pm Join Lillah and the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for a peaceful yoga session at Addison Farms Vineyard, surrounded by scenic views protected by SAHC. We’ll walk around the Vineyard before an all-level yoga class, absorbing the aroma of blossoming grapevines. Learn breathing techniques to bring your body, heart and mind into coherence with the earth in this session, led by Lillah Schwartz of One Center Yoga. Lillah has been a trailblazer since opening Asheville’s first yoga studio in 1981. After 35...

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Stretching Your Hamstrings is Bad?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Stretching Your Hamstrings is Bad?

Stretch or Strengthen Your Hamstrings? The Spirit of B.K.S. Iyengar must have somehow touched Michael Edwards, creator of Yoga Align when he wrote the article Stop Stretching Your Hamstrings, hosted by Huffington Post. Alignment in yoga is important for many reasons. I agree with the intent of his article, which is to shed light into a dark place in the understanding and practice of yoga where people overstretched their hamstrings, weakening the integrity of their structure. Having been trained in the Iyengar method, the source of alignment...

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Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis

Posted by on Mar 8, 2017 in Back Pain Relief, Teaching Tips, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis

You are invited to a special three hour workshop on Yoga for the Asymmetric Pelvis on April 29th, from 1 to 4 pm, at One Center Yoga. Who is this workshop for? This workshop is ideal if you experience hip pain that is often one sided, corresponding low back pain, or a catch in your ‘giddy-up’! Also excellent for hip differences from scoliosis or post-childbirth. The asymmetric pelvis is my specialty, as I have learned how to manage my own SI joint and hip asymmetries from a tailbone accident years ago and look forward to sharing my insights...

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Kiss My Asana Fundraiser

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Yoga Events, Yoga Practice Tips | 0 comments

Kiss My Asana Fundraiser

“Finding the Rhythm of the Spine” On Sunday, April 2 from 1 – 3 pm, I will be holding a donation class as part of the Kiss My Asana Yogathon at One Center Yoga to benefit Mind Body Solutions. In this class you will discover ways to elegantly and simply renew and establish the rhythm of your spine with Yoga. Appreciate the blessing that those in a wheelchair struggle to experience—a mind-body connection. Learn the importance of Matthew Sanford’s gift to disabled persons. Let’s support his foundation in this yearly...

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Ryan Conrad Tribute

Posted by on Mar 5, 2017 in Articles | 2 comments

Ryan Conrad Tribute

One week ago I said goodbye On Thursday February 23, 2017 at 6:40am, Ryan Conrad, a friend, student, teacher, and mentor died peacefully, after a yearlong journey with cancer. On Friday, morning I arrived early to bring roses and see him one last time to say goodbye. He looked peaceful and seemed to smile when I recited a prayer for him. I sat beside him for a time and read from the Tibetan book of the dead. “His family and close friends gathered at his home as his body was carried away amidst rose petals, tears, and hugs. His body was 38...

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Yoga for Core Strength

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Book Events, Teaching Tips | 0 comments

Yoga for Core Strength

Create Stability, Balance, and Ease Join me to explore the ever elusive and desirable ‘core strength’ March 25th at One Center Yoga from 1:00-3:00 pm. The deep abdominal muscles known as the psoas are only one of the players involved in “core strength.” The design of this workshop is to explore all the muscle groups needed to create stability, balance, and ease of movement. A balanced core implies the ability to transfer your body weight from sitting to standing without using the arms as aids and is a prerequisite for managing low...

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