Avenues Yoga is now Lila Studio

Our Story

In Sanskrit, there is a word, Lila (pronounced Leela) meaning to play. But so much more than our English translation to play. It is the play of life. The stage on which life expresses itself. It has all the colorful characters you can imagine, a stellar art department, wicked special effects, and incredible stories. It is the painter, the painted, and the painting. What a divine play.

We have traveled so many avenues to arrive where we are now, and the avenue we find ourselves traveling is carving a new way, with a new name for our beloved studio.
Lila. We are here to play.  To play with yoga, dance, retreats, workshops, teacher training, sound baths, book clubs, cacao, and moon ceremonies, goddess circles, kirtan, live music, live performances, celebrations, and anything else we dream into being.  

This rebirth is a force of creative expression that simply exists to play on the field of consciousness and to witness its divine unfoldings.  What a gift to hold a space to create infinite possibilities.  And so I cordially invite you to come play with us in this Lila, this divine play, exploring our individual and collective body, mind, and spirit.

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Vision

As we travel the many paths throughout our lives, we discover avenues that bring us to a deeper understanding of ourselves.  The foundation of our practice here at Lila Studio is to connect the physical expression of the body with a mental, emotional and spiritual journey- a journey guided by the ancient wisdom of yoga and the divine play of life. By learning to connect our body with breath, heart, and conscious awareness, we explore the avenues that reveal the inherent magic within each of us that deeply nourishes our body, mind and spirit collectively. 

Our Studio Keeper

We have been a woman-owned local small business and Yoga Alliance certified Yoga Studio since 2009.  

 

Throughout our journey, we have weathered many storms, each strengthening us in ways we could not have imagined.  We have practiced the art of surrendering with grace when in 2018 we lost the studio space we’d loved and held for nearly a decade. We have practiced balancing our effort with ease as we prepared a new space in need of a lot of TLC so we could continue to provide a beautiful and sacred space to serve our community. We have practiced flexibility with healthy boundaries while we navigated the juxtaposition of yoga and business.

 

We have discovered profound grace, strength, and inner peace even in the midst of a global pandemic that brought us to our knees. We are deeply grateful for the magic we continue to witness along our way and we invite you to experience for yourself why our beautiful community continues to thrive.

Namaste,

Chanda Way

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