Thanksgiving Schedule!

November 22nd, 2015 by Grace Emmerling

All of us at Lila Yoga Studios wish each of you a lovely holiday week.  Students, enjoy your break!  Many thanks to this beautiful community we have created:) All the best to you this week.


The schedule for the studio November 23-November 27:

Monday, November 23
7am Sun Salutations
10am Sun Salutations
12pm All Levels
5:30pm All Levels
7:15pm Pranayama — FREE
8pm Hot Yoga
9:15pm Moon Salutations

Tuesday, November 24
7am All Levels
8am Open Meditation — FREE
10am Sun Salutations
5:30pm All Levels
8pm Level 2/3

Wednesday, November 25
10am Sun Salutations
12pm All Levels
5:30pm All Levels
7:30pm Meditation — FREE
8pm Gentle

Thursday, November 26
No Classes

Friday, November 27
10am Sun Salutations
5:30pm Level 2/3

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SPECIAL EVENT: Practice Lila Yoga to Candle light w/ Live Music

November 18th, 2015 by Brandi Rollins


Practice Lila Yoga by candlelight with gifted Lila Yoga teacher Brandi Rollins (RYT-500) and talented local musicians Nikolai Balashov on cello and Darryl Branford on drums as they combine sound, movement, and breath.

During this 1-hour class, Brandi will lead the class through a Lila Yoga Sun Salutations sequence, a series of repetitive movements that stretch and challenge the body while calming the mind. Although Sun Salutations is traditionally practiced in the morning, practicing it at night to candlelight is a magical experience that invites the student to become absorbed in the present moment.

Date/Time: Thursday, November 19th @ 8-9pm

Location: Lila Yoga Studios

(This class will replace this week’s Lila Yoga Power Hour)

Regular class prices apply. Use your class card or $15 drop-in.

Read more about Brandi

See our full class schedule

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October & November Theme of the Month: Integral, Integrated, Integrity

November 18th, 2015 by Brandi Rollins

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Some months ago I had a long, deep discussion with a very dear friend of mine who has stage 4 cancer. She has led and continues to maintain a whole and fulfilling life, full adventure and respectful spontaneity. Like all of us, it is a life filled with both joy and sorrow, albeit perhaps a bit more pronounced. As we talked through the night, our discussion turned to the meaning of integrity. Specifically, how does one know/recognize when, or if, they reach it? This is a question, or idea, that I have been thinking about ever since. It has opened and inspired some fascinating and exciting revelations.

When most people think of the word ‘integrity’, they think of honesty, trustworthiness, or truthfulness, and strong moral principles. A virtuous and ethical life. But what about other meanings? A common definition is “an unimpaired condition,” like structural integrity. Still, there are other concepts that come to mind, such as “a state whole and undivided.” In short, unity…or yoga.

Integrity, then, can be all encompassing, both within us (spiritual) and around us (environment). A melding of the two is something to aspire to.

When we take a stance in our life, upholding an opinion, stand up for a cause, how sound is our foundation? How solid are our facts? Many times in life, if we have the calmness of mind, and aren’t afraid to look, we might find that we actually don’t know as much as we thought about some of our strongest positions.

Rather than assessing someone else’s integrity, this month I invite us to go deep within ourselves to take time to “clean our inner house”, to look inward and tend to the stability of our own foundation.

Each day, we reinforce neurological connections based on our thought patterns and our movement patterns. This month we take the time to cultivate awareness (the first of the three Lila Yoga steps into integration – 1. Cultivate Awareness, 2. Practice Mindfulness, 3. Allow integration.) As we look inward and become aware of our integrity, or lack thereof, let’s be brave and not egocentric. It’s a time to learn and open pathways to greater knowing & stability.

It might also be worth looking at the word stability. We are part of the universe, an ever-changing oneness. Our perspective is unique and based on many influences. Recognizing this might be useful. Perhaps stability is the ability to stay mindful within the ever-changing present and to recognize these influences. Some influences clarify, some distort, all are quite convincing if we don’t sit quietly and objectively.

The ability to sit in one’s own confidence, experience, and objectively assess clarity, is an extraordinarily powerful and sophisticated way of being.

It also entails recognizing when it is of use to consult with worthy authority and knowing that to do so does not diminish our own standing but is yet another level of sophistication and security.

Structural, energetic, social, anatomical, and communicative integrity frees us to join a path of unity, the very essence of yoga. Our goal/interest in practicing yoga is to experience a state of unity, or harmony, not only within the individual self but how we relate to our environment, or indeed our world. This state of being is a wildly powerful experience and when you have it there’s no mistaking that it is special and not ‘of-the-mind-stuff.’ It is complete. It is often called meditation.

Often in yoga, postures are practiced to prepare the body for a state of meditation. One of the beautiful offerings of Lila Yoga is to experience meditation in motion, or yoga within asana, where the individual body/mind is experienced as a force-field of structural presence that can unite with universal forces, offering synergetic energy in the great cosmic inter-play of prana and life–Lila Yoga.

I encourage everyone to engage in a practice of integrity. I’m speaking to all of us because I truly believe that this is a powerful tool for all of us. It is my hope that it will inspire each of us to act with a greater level of informed clarity.

With Love & Respect for us all and the great journey of living & learning…

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Prenatal Lila Yoga Workshop

November 4th, 2015 by Brandi Rollins

Life is constantly transitioning.  Pregnancy is by far one of the most remarkable transitions for your body, mind and spirit and Prenatal Lila Yoga is a way to bring greater awareness, clarity and joy as you embark on parenthood.  There are numerous physical benefits of yoga that can support a healthy pregnancy as well as breath and body awareness to help find strength and courage during childbirth.

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This class will help you to:

  • Relax and reduce stress
  • Prepare physically and mentally for labor
  • Connect to your spiritual self

Stacy Hall (RYT-200), a mother, will help guide you to find an appropriate prenatal yoga practice that nurtures you as your pregnancy unfolds, offering modifications and props as appropriate.   Please check with your health care provider before beginning a prenatal yoga practice.

This is a monthly 4-week class series. The next series begins November 12, 2015!

Class occurs Thursdays @ 11:15-12:15pm
Location: Lila Yoga Studios


Register for the low price of $50



If you are not taken directly to the Workshop registration page, click on orange button above and then on the Workshops tab. 

Contact Stacy at with questions!



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SPECIAL EVENT: Lila Yoga with Live Music!

November 3rd, 2015 by Brandi Rollins

Don’t miss this opportunity to practice YOGA to LIVE MUSIC!!!

Move into sound and vibration with gifted Lila Yoga teacher Brandi Rollins (RYT-200) and talented local musicians Eric Ian Farmer and Denise Strayer as they improv and jam combining sound, movement, and breath.

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Date/Time: Saturday, November 7th @ 5-6:30pm

Location: Lila Yoga Studios

(This class will replace this week’s Happy Hour)

Special pricing: $12 (or $7 w/ any Lila class card) cash please
Note that $7 of the class fee will go directly to the musicians.
And keeping in $5 Happy Hour tradition, $5 will go to the studio :)

This may be the last class Brandi offers with Live Music this semester, so don’t miss it!

Read more about Brandi

Read more about Eric Ian Farmer

See our full class schedule

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