Lila Soul Dance

April 21st, 2015 by Nikki Kapp

Next Soul Dance will be May 1st, 7-9pm


Lila Soul Dance is a safe and supportive environment to explore your inner dance and contact improvisation, allowing the freedom to move with your inner passion. Through contact improv techniques, we will play with the physics of movement, through pressing, extending, giving/receiving weight, in solo and duet explorations. Together we move to music played by talented live musicians, opening up a dialogue between dancers and musicians. As a community, we dance to free our inhibitions, express and explore our physical energies, and learn to follow our intuitive dance (this kind of physical freedom, respect, love and exploration is part of the Lila Yoga tradition).

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LSD is held once a month, is open to public, and free of charge (donations welcome). No dance experience is necessary, this is completely freeform dance, all you need to do is show up!


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April’s Theme: Renewal

April 13th, 2015 by Nikki Kapp


Spring!!! Can you feel an exuberant birth of wondrous joy rise?! (allergies too:) And with longer daylight hours are you noticing extra energy?

Our moods and energy quality and quantity levels are directly related to the climate, atmospheric pressure, and seasons. It’s so wild how us humans like to think of ourselves is separate from our habitat. The truth is our internal environment (body/mind) and our external environment are linked.

Yoga is the science of living a healthy balanced life.

Lila Yoga is unique in that it works with our relationship to energy in the body/mind and around the body. Each moment and situation in our lives requires a specific energy quantity, quality, physical location and movement of energy, and expression of energy. When we have a disproportionate amount of energy or a inappropriate energy quality given into any situation, it causes stress. Becoming aware of this process, enables us to make more informed decisions.

I am interested in the human condition…the relationship between our awareness (mindfulness), our actions and conditions/manifestations as they relate internally within our body / mind and within the “external” environment–our habitat.

May this months and this season bring about in each of us a RENEWAL of AWARENESS and SUSTAINABILITY within ourselves and within our habitat.
Happy Earth Day!!!
Happy Spring!!!
Happy Renewal!!

Lila ~ Love ~ Passion

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April 13th, 2015 by Brandi Rollins

6 FREE LILA YOGA classes in April taught by our amazing
2015 Lila Yoga Teacher Trainers


Monday, April 20: 12-1pm with Grace
Tuesday, April 21: 8:30-9:30am with Moe
Tuesday, April 21: 12-1pm with Vanessa
Saturday, April 25: 12-1pm with Joe
Monday, April 27: 12-1:30pm with Richard
Wednesday, April 298:30-9:30am with Moe


Come to one class, come to all the classes!  Tell your friends, or better yet, bring your friends!

As always, Donations ($5-$5000) are gratefully accepted  :-)

Also, have your heard about 20/20?  Any new student is eligible to purchase a 1 week unlimited pass for just $20, then after that week you can take $20 off any multi-class purchase (5 class card, 10 class card, monthly unlimited pass).  This is a great way to try a variety of classes/teachers and a huge savings!

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Free Yoga for PSU Students during Final Exam Week

April 13th, 2015 by Brandi Rollins

Students, Take a study break!
Refocus. Integrate. Relax.

In support of the Penn State students, we’re offering FREE yoga classes for full-time students during the week of Final Exams.


May 4 to May 8, 2015.


Every class on the schedule. FREE for PSU Students
(Donations are accepted, to help support Lila Yoga community programs such as this)


Lila Yoga Studios
103 E Beaver Ave
State College, PA 16801

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Lila Yoga Studio invites you to Mindfulness, Meditation, & Shale Gas

April 3rd, 2015 by Brandi Rollins
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An educational experience for the public to learn and converse, and reflect about who we are, who we hope to be, and our relationships with one another, with energy and with the environment. The evening includes panel presentations, discussion, and open dialogue for the public.


The event is hosted and moderated by Lila Yoga founder Erica Kaufman. Our three distinguished speakers from Penn State University are:
  • Dr Klaus Keller, Department of Geosciences*
  • Dr Michael Arthur, Department of Geosciences
  • Dr Peter Buckland, Sustainability Institute

*Biographies of each speaker are provided below.

Join us…it’s FREE


April 24, 2015 7-9pm
Lila Yoga Studios
103 E Beaver Av.
State College, PA 16801


Klaus Keller is geoscientist working primarily on two interrelated questions.  First, how can we mechanistically understand past and potentially predict future changes in the climate system?  Second, how can we use this information to design sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate risk management strategies?  He analyzes these questions by mission-oriented basic research covering a wide range of disciplines such as Earth system science, economics, engineering, philosophy, decision science, and statistics. Before joining Penn State, he worked for example at Princeton University and as an engineer in Germany.


Michael Arthur is a geoscientist, farmer, and musician and is attracted to holistic problems.  He has spent 25 years at Penn State, having worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island. He employs geochemistry, sedimentology and stratigraphy in his research, primarily on past global change, and has garnered a number of awards for his work.  Most of all, he believes in truth, ethics, and helping others less fortunate than himself. Most recently he served as Co-Director of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and has been involved in research on shale gas resources, their benefits and environmental impacts.


Peter Buckland works on the Reinvention Fund at Penn State’s Sustainability Institute. Before joining the Sustainability Institute, he was the Sustainability Director at the Kiski School. This May, Peter will receive his Ph.D. in Educational Theory and Policy. His research and teaching covers sustainability, education, environmental identity, climate change communication and education, and a pet project on environmental ethics in thrash metal from the 1980s to 1990s. Peter also serves on the Sierra Club Moshannon group’s executive committee and enjoys long-distance mountain biking.

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