I have really missed class! ...All that yoga practice really helped my breathing and focus. ~molly s.
ॐ नमः शिवाय
metro ❉ boston
& now Merrimack Valley!
THE BIG NEWS!!
...is that i have just signed the lease on a shared studio space in beautiful, historic Western Ave studios. Western Ave is a community of over 200 artists & other businesses in my hometown of Lowell, ma. It is a small but sweet space with a fantastic view & i cannot wait to start offering small group/private Yoga & Meditation sessions as well as Yoga & Creativity workshops. I'll also be working on my own artwork here which is a thrill in & of itself. I'll start a slide show to keep you updated on the progress. And please go to my Classes & Scheduling page to find out more about offerings in the space. Those of you in the area, please feel free to contact me to suggest times & offerings that work for you! i'll be experimenting with class times and hope to be up to a full schedule by late summer/early fall!
Now offering private, semi-private and group childbirth education classes!!
our almost 9lbs baby girl was born yesterday and I wanted to share this story with you - I was stalling ...and they told me they would have to give me a C section - I was so disheartened and then I asked my husband to read all my affirmations to me and i repeated them all - and said to myself that I was going to try one for time for a [natural] delivery - it is the hardest thing I have ever done - but it worked- so thank you!! I trust in my baby and my body :) ~s.s.
The prenatal yoga classes were the highlight of my week during pregnancy and my strength, focus and breathing gained through practice really helped me get through 49 hrs of labor!!! ~kristin o.
"If we hope to create a non-violent world where respect and kindness replace fear and hatred. We must begin with how we treat each other at the beginning of life. For that is where our deepest patterns are set. From these roots grow fear and alienation ~ or love and trust." ~suzanne arms
some images from this past year's adventures...
both near and far!
Urban Yogi Daycation
Spring Fling in Thoreau's Woods!
See my workshop & retreat page for more info or to sign up.
Contact me if you're interested in exploring
I highly recommend Lakota as a teacher of therapeutic yoga- and an incredible human, who even in the brief time that we worked together, helped facilitate my learning about myself and my body in a way that has truly stuck with me...
We did three sessions together. We spoke about my [physical] and behavioral patterns, and focused our work accordingly. My work with Lakota centered on yielding and pushing in poses—this work helped protect my body, while linking body [awareness] to my emotional experience and behavioral goals!
[After sessions] Lakota would email me tailored write-ups of what we worked on… there is really nothing more helpful when you are looking to bring what you have learned in session into your daily life! I still look at her suggestions all the time. I am so grateful.
Check out my yoga fb page lila loka yoga!
and our fb group, Yogini Mama, for mothers and mothers-to-be... resource sharing, relevant workshops & practice guidelines, & community for pre, post and way-postnatal yoginis....
Just wanted to say thank you for everything! It has been so wonderful getting to learn from you and be around your beautiful spirit. You helped create a space that [is] so nurturing and warm.. and a practice that has helped me very much and i couldn't be more grateful. ~lilly a.
i haven't been to class because baby... arrived on friday. you and the class were major reasons i made it through the pregnancy. hugs! ~wendy c.
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lila is the play of being embodied, the play of infinite intelligence on form and matter, a game of hide and seek...
loka are the worlds we inhabit, myriad expressions of Self, or as i see it, the parts of ourselves which can sometimes seem fractured or estranged from each other...
yoga means to bring together, union or the means thereby...
...through the play of yoga, we bring these estranged parts together. through inquiry and attention, we approach a more integrated experience of ourselves & our world. we come to know, maybe for the first time: our innate intelligence, our compassion, our creative potential, our playful, unbroken spirit & the pure joy that is our birthright....
lila.loka.yoga. ॐ नमः शिवाय