Liz Lawler
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  • Brooklyn, NY
  • United States
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YB Volunteer, Yoga Instructor
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I'm a yoga teacher, wife, and mom. I practice yoga most days, because not practicing is worse than taking a day off. I'm a lackadaisical vegetarian, but committed to feeling guilty about my dietary inconsistencies. And my big resolution for the year: I finally decided to stop dying my hair blond, because who really cares anyway?

Liz Lawler's Blog

Yoga Props: What Are These Things For??

The landscape of a yoga studio varies from school to school. Some places are very sparsely furnished, others are richly ornamented with plants, artwork... and props! Don't be alarmed, they aren't torture devices (usually!). Like toys for adults, these props offer the opportunity to deepen, support and enliven your practice. They are there for you to find the optimal alignment in a pose, to direct and funnel your energy during both your asana, pranayama, and your meditation practices. Some… Continue

Posted on May 31, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Picking Your Way Through the Yoga Buffet.

So you've heard about the benefits of yoga, you have that cute pair of Lululemon pants you want to show off, and you've got a few hours a week to spare. Now you're faced with the overwhelming buffet of yoga styles/schools. How to choose? What if you get it wrong? Could you accidentally unblock your kundalini in the wrong place?? Oh dear.

Not to worry, we'll help you get it sorted.

First of all: there is no one size fits… Continue

Posted on March 20, 2010 at 7:10am — 5 Comments

Hands-on Adjustments

I remember the first time I got adjusted in yoga class: firm hands pressing my pelvis up and back in Down Dog (Ado Mukha Svanasana). It was a revelation to me. As in, "oh this is what she means by 'elongate the spine towards the upper back corner of the room.'" Call it a mental block, but I just wasn't ready to hear it, though I was prepared to feel it.

Our culture is not a touchy-feely one. We value our personal space. And in a place like New York City, where I live, we spend so much… Continue

Posted on February 22, 2010 at 11:16am

Sanskrit: it's all Greek to me. At least, it was.

When I started doing yoga, to the tune of Rodney Yee videos (yes, VHS! this was a while ago...) I largely ignored the occasional sprinkling of Sanskrit terminology. Mostly, Yee used English translations of the asanas (poses). But as I started to get more involved with yoga, I realized that I had to start talking the talk.

Good teachers don't use Sanskrit names to confuse or impress. They use it because it is the language of yoga, in the way that French is the language of ballet. While… Continue

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 6:08am — 1 Comment

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At 6:34am on July 26, 2010, Carmen Ali said…
Hi Liz,
I am still under treatment but my doctor did recommend that I take some yoga classes. I don't know if I did fill out a a participation form but I am willing to it if you send me one. I need somthing to start with so whatever help you can give me I do aprreciate.
Thanks Liz
At 10:49pm on May 29, 2010, liz boeder said…
Hi, Thanks for getting back to me. As economics are an issue, I will wait for classes to become available. My address is 800-35th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121. Thank you so much, Liz
At 4:58am on May 26, 2010, Carmen Ali said…
Hi Liz,

I live in brooklyn, Carnasie area and I work in Manhattan by Tribeca. So any place nearby will work for me.
At 5:02am on May 24, 2010, Carmen Ali said…
Good Morning,

Can you send me class schedule for the Yoga classes.

At 7:36am on May 8, 2010, Jean Di Carlo-Wagner,MA,E-RYT500 said…
Hi Liz,
Great resource! How did you know about my sock drawer?
Love and Light,
At 12:51pm on April 28, 2010, Grace Tappin said…
Hi Liz,

Thanks for the add and welcome! My blog post about our new class will go up tomorrow, but feel free to stop by anytime.

At 8:12pm on March 2, 2010, Evelyn Suyen said…
Hey Liz! Sorry took so long, long work hours :( Hope all is good!!
At 8:50am on February 15, 2010, Michelle said…
superrrrr cute pic :)
At 7:05pm on February 2, 2010, Evelyn Suyen said…
Welcome Liz!! I absolutely love, love, love your resolution! haha:)

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