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A New Frontier for Self-care and Healing

“(Self-care) … is a study in vitality, produced by the thoughtful and careful management of perpetual growth.“ ~ Author Unknown

These are words of wisdom to remind us the stream of life keeps moving, and that vitality is tied to perpetual growth. While each one of us are looking for ways to stay healthy and navigate our changing environment, you are invited to join me for one or several of the online learning options I have crafted below.

The Blessing of Online Learning

When I opened the first yoga studio in Asheville in 1981, I was a very green teacher. I knew I needed more training and it was hard to come by. There was no money for me to travel back to Miami where I originally studied the Iyengar method, let alone travel to India to study at his institute. To continue my growth I acquired a sizable video library and spent a good portion of the next 10 years studying with the master himself in my living room!

This is what I learned:  

• If I didn’t understand his cues I could make him say it again.
• I could watch each class as many times as I wanted until I gained proficiency.
• Choosing to study in this manner removed distractions and opened the way for my body to teach me.

And there are other benefits;  You get to create your own schedule. And… You get to experiment with the many pose variations I offer in my courses to find which ones work the best for you and your body.

As a seasoned yoga teacher with 40 years of teaching and learning experience, I hope you will put my talents to work for you. Let me help you feel connected to yourself through the practice of yoga, and provide a safe avenue for your growth and nourishment. All content is suitable for both the yoga student and the yoga teacher.

Thank you for reviewing my offerings below. I look forward to seeing you on your mat!

Featured Online Courses

Featured online courses are both stand-alone courses with additional PDF materials as well as blended combinations of pre-recorded lessons and Live Zoom classes.

All Live Online courses offer Yoga Alliance CEU’s ranging from 12 to 38 CEU’s. Lillah offers her Live Online courses at various times throughout the year. 

Be sure to sign up for one of my FREE Resources so you will know what is coming next!

Featured Online Course Descriptions

Mind/Body Guide: Yoga Back Care Beyond 50

 

If you ever wonder whether the sensations you feel while stretching are beneficial or harmful, this course will help you learn to identify the difference, progressively build your skills, and discover the yoga moves that are most helpful to you in six 35-minute progressive sequences.

https://yogawithlillah.com/mind-body-yoga-back-care-after-50/

 

Yoga After 50 Vitality Series

If you consider yourself to be an active person over 50, this program will help you avoid joint injury, maintain and enhance your mobility, strength, and balance as you age. Follow these eight well-rounded 70-minute yoga practice sets proven to address the challenges of aging.

https://yogawithlillah.com/yoga-after-50-vitality-series/

 

Consciously Exhale: The Power of Breath

Discover simple ways to reduce stress and anxiety, improve your health and mental outlook, and connect to your spiritual heart with research-informed breath practices rooted in ancient yoga wisdom for a more satisfying life. Experience firsthand the positive influence of your breath.

https://yogawithlillah.com/yoga-the-power-of-breath/

 

Yoga Healthy Back Training

A specially curated collection of materials on back pain management Lillah produced over several years, including an online course, her popular back care book, companion DVDs, and more… This training package includes the essential keys you need to know to safely embark on your yoga journey to a pain-free back.  https://yogawithlillah.com/yoga-healthy-back-training/

 

Why wait? Jumpstart Your Yoga Practice.

Become familiar with my favorite moves to create balanced core tone with ease. Learn how to progress, activate, and tone your psoas to effect balance, posture, ease of movement, and even aid bone density before you get to class!  Love and move your body now and be ahead of the curve with my digital dvd — 10 Yoga Moves to Tame the Psoas & Reduce Back Pain. Read more.

Local Classes / Regional Workshops In-Person

Looking for a slower mindful and integrated approach to the practice of yoga? Embrace the inner and outer structures of yoga with Lillah’s guidance. Experience research informed practices to sustain improved function and mind-body integration. More Information here.

Private Yoga Lessons

Lillah offers world-class guidance, helping you build your body as a living temple of yoga. Inspiring her students to find the relief they seek from physical aches and pains, Lillah will custom-design a yoga program just for you. (IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist) In-person or on Zoom. More information here.

Yoga Wisdom Monthly Membership- Interactive

Enjoy expert guidance at your fingertips with techniques and practices in asana, meditation, and breath-work to help you stay grounded, tap into your own inner wisdom, and sustain physical and spiritual resiliency in your life. This interactive membership offers a live zoom class monthly so you can expand your understanding of yoga in real time.  Read More.

Yoga U Online Courses

Discover Lillah’s body of work with Yoga U Online. There are three signature courses that complement her book, Healing Our Backs with Yoga.  Plus a fourth course that offers an overview of the transforming power of yoga and sequences to address ongoing spinal health. All four courses are hosted on the Yoga U Online platform, include a one or two hour presentation of the foundational principles you need for the practice, followed by four 30-40 minute guided practice routines to assist you on your journey.

“Thank you for the wonderful course you put together. You are such a thoughtful and high caliber teacher, all those years of training and dedication really stand out. “ ~Eva Norlyk Smith, Director, Yoga U Online

Course Detail Links:

Yoga for Back Care Part 1: Key Elements & Practice for Back Pain Relief  This course explores the causes and the “cures” for back pain using accessible yoga poses and breathing techniques. In the 1-hour lecture portion, I’ll explain—in a practical way— the principles of anatomy and physiology as they relate to the back, and how we can understand and improve our back health to prevent further injury. 

Yoga for Back Care Part 2: Addressing Pelvic Asymmetry   It’s been apparent to me over my decades of teaching and personal experience, that pelvic asymmetry creates great confusion among yoga practitioners. My goal for this course is to provide you with the anatomical information, insight, and practice tips needed to help you make sense of your pelvis and return to a functional pain-free yoga practice.

 Yoga for a Healthy Spine: The #1 Key to Enhance Strength, Improve Posture, and Prevent Osteoporosis. My intent in creating this course is to offer the mostly avoided, yet very necessary, poses that extend and strengthen our spines so we can maintain upright posture and bone health. My goal was to provide students with reliable progressions to create spinal length and strength so that you might practice these more challenging poses with understanding and confidence.

Restore Your Fluid Spine: Yoga for Back Care and Healthy Aging  One of the keys to healthy aging is a supple spine, one that is strong, flexible, balanced, and receptive.Yet by the time we reach the age of 50 or 60, that desirable suppleness may be diminishing. That’s why this course is so valuable! My goal for this course was to provide you with a vision of yoga, but not just poses, the gestalt or whole view of yoga. What do we need to know to practice yoga authentically, safely, and effectively? What do we need to know that will allow us to connect and make friends with our body? What do we need to know to move toward self-acceptance in yoga and in our life? I hope you will take part in this course to expand your knowledge, stimulate new ways of thinking, and find new ways to practice.

 

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