Local yoga teacher releases book




Asheville yoga teacher and teacher trainer Lillah Schwartz’s long awaited book ­ “Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide t​o Back Pain Relief”­ is now available. The book is available at One Center Yoga, the studio where Lillah teaches, Malaprops and on her website, ​yogawithlillah.com.​

To celebrate the arrival of the book, a social will be held at One Center Yoga on August 26. This event will follow the schedule below.

4­-6 pm: A social with light refreshments and c​ omplimentary Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing with Sally Hayes and chair massage sessions
6 pm: Lillah will present a powerpoint overview of Healing our Backs with Yoga
6:30 pm: Sound healing with Sally Hayes

7­-8:30 pm: Foundational yoga class presented by Schwartz, covering the back care principles. A $25 fee for the class includes a signed copy of the book.

Experts estimate that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Yoga can help with the pain. Lillah Schwartz developed 27 yoga pose sequences to minimize current back pain, help create better structural alignment and muscular balance, and improve overall strength and flexibility. Explained through hundreds of color photos and clear step­by­step instructions, these time­tested yoga sequences offer many variations of classic yoga poses to accommodate particular needs. With 30+ years of experience as a yoga teacher, Schwartz is convinced that when a student takes time to learn the basics of anatomy, posture, and alignment, and come to understand how to apply the fundamental movement principles to his or her particular condition or back pain, he or she can more successfully manage and support the healing process and journey to pain relief. The book contains this basic information prior to moving to yoga poses that will help with back pain relief.


Lillah Schwartz had the first full service yoga studio in Asheville beginning in 1981. Her studio merged in 2013 with One Center Yoga and she continues to teach at that location. Accomplished yoga instructor, mentor, and author, Lillah brings the benefits of her 30 years’ training with yoga experts, like BKS Iyengar, Aadil Palkhivala, and others to the Southeast region. She is the founder and director of Transformation Yoga Trainings, offering registered 200/500 hour and yoga teacher trainings with the National Yoga Alliance and IAYT, the International Association of Yoga Therapist. S​ he is also a registered massage therapist continuing education provider.

Producer of two DVD’s and now author of “H​ealing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief,” Lillah offers the science and spirit of yoga wisdom to thousands who have become pain­free from her alignment-­based and heartfelt instruction. Lillah is an excellent member of any teaching team. She held an Iyengar certification for 23 years, from 1985­2009, and has studied his method consistently for 30 years. Her background includes certification in massage therapy, cranial­sacral therapy, with training and experience in functional anatomy and physiology.

About Susan Foster
Freelance writer passionate about wellness and spirituality, clinical psychologist, avid hiker and reader. Follow me @susanjfosterphd

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