THE LOVE OF MOVEMENT METHOD

THE LOVE OF MOVEMENT

I firmly believe that when we feel good in our bodies, we are inspired to do good in the world.
 
The Love of Movement Method helps you move better, live happier, and empowers you with a variety of movement tools to keep you strong, pain free and ready to take on your life. 
 
Each one of us is unique and deserves exercises that speak to that uniqueness.
 
I believe everyday is a new day and the possibilities for changes are endless.
 
The Love of Movement Method is for you if you like to learn, want to feel better daily, want to bring back a bit of playfulness to your exercise experience, want to decrease aches, pains and stiffness and want to create a deeper connection to yourself.
 
I look forward to meeting you on the mat soon!

WHAT WE BELIEVE

The love of movement method is a process of discovering your deeper self. There is joy to be found, unknown strength that is waiting to be utilized, a game to be played, and a coming home. Through this method we find a pause, stillness - we begin to discover parts of ourselves that have been forgotten. We remember who we are again. This method is like coming home to yourself and learning to rest there.

ABOUT LILA

YOU are the reason that I'm here.

I am passionate about education, movement and well-being. I am a movement coach, retreat creator, and mother.  Dance brought me into the wellness world and my love for the human experience and learning about the body has kept me here. I have taught hundreds of people over the last 20 years and my fascination with this ever growing body of work and how I can help each individual who comes to me keeps growing.

I love to learn and I believe that there are many ways to build strength, flexibility, and mobility. I draw on many years of study in Pilates, Yoga, Primal Movement, Applied Neurology (Z-Health), Meditation, Habit Change, and Nonviolent Communication to help each individual who works with me. Every one of us is unique in our makeup, and I am dedicated to finding the movement path that best fits each person.

I hold a BA in Anthropology/Sociology and Dance as well as countless certifications in health & fitness related fields.

I grew up in a very small town in Southern Oregon and spent my days in the outdoors. I have a deep appreciation for the simple things in life and incorporate simplicity in my work.

“It is in the small things; where the extraordinary lives.”

Lila's Certifications:

Yoga & Pilates: 

2020: The Art of Transitions 1 with Annie Carpenter

2019: Level 1 Restorative YTT with Judith Hanson Lasator

2018: 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training SmartFlow with Annie Carpenter

2018: Pranify - 50 hour Pranayama with Annie Carpenter

2017: Franklin Method- Breathing For Life, Organ Anatomy, Pilates and Strength with Tom McCook

2016: 50 hour Tantra Training with Katie Silcox

2005-2006: Integrated Teacher Training - Master Level

2004: Polestar Pilates Certification, Brazil

2002-2004: Silvestre Dance Technique

2002: College: Mills College, BA in Anthropology/ Sociology/Dance

Personal Training:

2013: Ice Chamber, Kettlebell Certified Level 1

2007: National Academy of Sports Medicine, C.P.T.

Z-Health Education (Applied Neurology):
  • 2017: Z-Health Exercise Therapy Specialist
  • 2016: Z-Health Movement Integration Specialist
  • 2015: Z-Health Movement Reeducation Specialist
  • 2015: Z-Health Essentials 
Functional Movement:

2020: Primal Movement Chains, Perry Nickelson of Stop Chasing Pain

2019: Lymphatic Mojo, Perry Nickelson of Stop Chasing Pain

2019: Primal Pilates - Absolute Center, Lafayette

2018: Primal Foundation Training - Absolute Center, Lafayette

 

The Love of Movement in Action

Lila,
So much gratitude for our work together these past nine months.

Much of what I am grateful for is the “simple” wins:

- Learning to walk with integrity and grace so I can enjoy and benefit from log walks with my family.
- Rediscovering my balance in motion so I can once again enjoy hikes on the weekends when we travel.
- Expanding my field of vision and improving my eyesight. I can literally see the world better and with more clarity.
- Finding an easeful breath, a gif I somehow missed even after years of yogic breathwork.
- Going upside down in forward folds and arm balances, and for the first time ever delighting in it.

There is more joy in my movement now. Not just on the mat, but in my daily life too. It is amazing the energetic lift that comes with a strong foundation.

Learning to see, balance, walk and breathe better are amazing gifts.

But if there is anything I treasure more, it is that you have taught me to take care of myself in ways big and small. I can soothe my tired eyes, I can find my breath again when I get stressed, I can breathe deep, relaxing breaths when sleep is hard to come by. There is so much I can do for myself now.

Thank you.

Monica
April 2021

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