Weekend Topics

Lillah Schwartz is available for teaching and speaking opportunities at your studio.  For recommended fees please see the bottom of this page. The following seminar topics are currently available:

Topic 1: Healing Our Backs with Yoga™

Learn the therapeutic application of yoga for back, neck and shoulder conditions. A national expert in yoga’s structural benefits, Lillah offers this signature course to help you tap into yoga’s healing and strengthening power.

Experience the healing principles rooted in the science of yoga. Explore fundamental yoga poses based in the science of anatomy, physiology, and the alignment principles of yoga. You will gain confidence in your ability to self-heal and have additional understanding and skills to share.

You Will Learn

You Will Learn

  • To take care of your back when experiencing pain
  • Safe ways to improve flexibility in the hips and shoulders
  • Fundamental poses to improve posture
  • Ways to build strength

Guidance will be given on how to relax and use the breath as a healing tool. The content of each session will vary and include a combination of lecture, breathing practice, dynamic stretching and restoration. Alignment techniques presented are from the Iyengar system. 


Who should attend?

  • Beginning yoga students
  • Students with long-standing back challenges
  • Persons interested in a safe simple approach to yoga
  • Yoga teachers
  • Massage therapists

Workshop Options:

Foundational Healing Our Backs with Yoga weekend 13 hrs
As described above, this workshop can be applied to satisfy 13 hour of CEU credits for massage therapists and Yoga teachers with Yoga Alliance. Book included – $225 per person.
Key Elements in Back Care: 2 Hours 
Investigate the art of healing thru science, movement, alignment, and breath. Slide presentation plus a 90 minute yoga class to reduce lower back pain. Book Included- $50 per person

Healing Our Backs with YogaTM: The One Day
Experience the key elements in practice, addressing the foundational healing poses for the low back neck and shoulders. Seven hours. Book included- $150 per person.

Healing Our Backs with YogaTM Specialty Training 
An ideal weekend training for yoga studios and yoga teacher training programs. A power packed level 1 & 2 weekend of anatomy, movement principles, breath awareness, and the central principles of alignment based yoga. Students gain insight into their own healing potential and leave with skills to share. A 20 Hour weekend for $285. See information at the bottom of this page.

Please Note: Healing Our Backs with Yoga ™ has three levels. A combination of Level 1 and 2 is available to be part of any acceptable yoga teacher training program. Contact Lillah for more information.

Topic 2: Yoga : Alignment and Liberation

Drawing on her Iyengar training, Lillah will explore how alignment, self-awareness, kindness, non-grasping and passion can broaden the scope of our yoga practice. Reflection on the yamas and niyamas, mindfulness, and pranayama will be included.

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • All yoga enthusiasts
  • Students looking to inspire their practice
  • Yoga Teachers

Friday
 

  • 7:00 – 9:30 pm Freedom Within Alignment: Open Back, Shoulders and Neck

Saturday

  • 9:00 – 12:00 pm Strengthen Your Legs, and Feed Your Heart: The Physiology of Standing Poses
  • 2:30 – 5:00 pm Turn the World Upside Down: Progressions for Inverted Poses and the Grace of Restorative Poses

Sunday 


  • 9:00 – 10:30 am Pranayama
  • 10:30m – 12:00 pm Opening of the Heart: Back-bending with Ease

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Topic 4:Yoga at the Root of Nature

The Ancients say the key to life is balance. Receive guidance in an examination of your yoga practice from the perspective of the three Gunas and the Five Koshas. More information TBA.

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Topic 5: Yoga and the Organic Body

Drawing on alignment and sensitive awareness, we will study how the organ systems are released, nourished and stimulated through pose position, the five organs of action, and the effective use of props.

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • All yoga enthusiasts
  • Students looking to inspire their practice
  • Yoga Teachers

Friday 


  • 7:00 – 9:30 pm Fundamentals of the Organ Bodies: How Yoga supports their function.

Saturday

  • 
9:00 – 12:00 pm Standing Poses, Twists, Headstands and Shoulder stands
  • 2:30 – 5:00 pm Restorative Poses and Pranayama (Breath work)

Sunday


  • 9:00 – 12:00 pm Chest Opening and the Healing Power of Backbends

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Topic 6: Yoga Tricks for Change

Fun, creative ways to practice and adjust poses for personal evolution. Excellent insights for individual practitioners and yoga teachers. All categories of asana will be covered over the weekend including; standing poses, twists, seated poses, back bends, inversions and pranayama.

 

Topic 7:  Growing Yoga Connections

Deepen your roots. Explore the magic of alignment and how the parts relate to the whole on all levels. Employing the breath, the discovery of resistance, the psychology behind sensation, and the intention to connect to your highest purpose, we move from dis-integration to integration. Drawing on her Iyengar and metaphysical training, Lillah will be your guide.

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Customize Your Workshop

Select from the list of 3 hour mini seminar topics below to create your own dynamic weekend.

  1. Working the Psoas Muscle – the key to excellent posture & backbends.
  2. The Physics of Yoga: Teaching the Overly Stiff or Overly Flexible Student – we will explore ways to work the poses with and without resistance.
  3. The Art of Pranayama (Breath Exercise) – theory and practice.
  4. The Sacroiliac Joint – learn to understand, release, stabilize and protect your SI joint. Recommended practice sequences included.
  5. Living With Scoliosis – both teachers and students will learn how to evaluate weak and strong muscles and choose poses to improve overall freedom and function.
  6. Yoga for Special Needs – A seminar for yoga teachers and health care providers to learn how to apply asana principles and alignment to serve special populations. Primarily focused on yoga for MS based on the National Yoga for MS Program designed by Eric Small.
  7. Living With Vitality – The practice of yoga, asanas (postures) and pranayama (breath control) with a focus on maintaining flexibility, stimulating organ function, altering the course of arthritis, and accepting and renewing the wonder of life.

 

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Workshop Hours and Rates Suggested

Workshop Hours and Rates

Workshop Hours and Rates

All seminars are available for two days, Friday and Saturday, or for three days including Sunday.

Lillah’s Day rates of $150 an hour are available within a 60 mile radius of Asheville. (ie: Johnson City, TN, Greenville, SC) A minimum number of 10 students is recommended.

Lillah’s minimum fee is $1600 for a weekend or 60/40 split whichever is greater. Covering transportation fees, housing and meals is expected. Lillah prefers housing with a local student who has a space for a morning yoga practice. For more information please contact her directly or call 828.273.9401. 


Cost to students: sessions individually priced or discounted for full participation at $225 for a 13 hour weekend, $285 for a 20 hour teacher training weekend. 
Seven hour, 1 day sessions – $150, Three hour sessions – $60 individual, Two hour sessions – $50 individual

Friday

  • 6:30-9:00 pm or 7:00 – 9:30pm

Saturday

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm or 10 am – 1pm

Saturday

  • 1:30 – 5:30 pm or 2:00 – 6:00pm

Sunday 

  • 9:00am – 12:00 pm

Note: Hours may be varied depending on curriculum chosen and individual studio needs.

 

 

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