LISA TILCH

What's your superpower? / What do you want it to be?

If I could have a superpower I think I would want to fly.  That way I could travel all over the world without the inconvenience of checking a bag.  Maybe teleportation then?  

How do you express gratitude?

I keep in mind that each day comes with choices and they are mine to choose, so then I choose to move through positively, curiously, mindfully, joyfully, and gratefully, (or not).  When expressing it to a person, I try to use my words, literally telling somebody how appreciative I am of them, their presence, their service.  

Why do you share yoga?

Through yoga, I have gained access to hidden layers of myself and have been able to establish how it is I want to occupy space and time in this world.  I want other people to feel secure and open and confident in themselves and know that it is a magnificent process that unfolds over a lifetime, you only need to stay curious.

What's your favorite pose? Why?

Trikonasana. Because I feel open, expansive and light.  

When was the last time you laughed out loud?

I was chatting with an old friend on the phone and we had to laugh at the unpredictability of life.  No matter the steps you take or the plans you make, sometimes things happen out of your control that take you where you need to be anyway.  The irony of life always gives me a little chuckle.

What always makes you smile?

The sun.  Always.  The smell of the ocean.  Old couples holding hands.  The floppy way puppies walk.

What does flow mean to you?

Flow is something within as well as without.  The flow of the breathe inside, the beat of the heart, the feeling of the blood coursing through the veins, the build of heat in the muscles.  Outwardly, it’s the way in which the body seamless moves from one shape to another.

What can our TGY friends expect from your class?

You can expect to learn something in a way that might challenge you physically, mentally, or both.  The way I teach is straight forward, but specific.  And we will always try to have some fun during this process toward self-discovery.

 

My movement practice began when my mom put me in dance classes at the age of 5.  I have a BFA in Dance from Chapman University, my 200 hour certification from Mark Stephens in Santa Cruz, CA and my 300 hour certification from Stacey Brass and Bryn Crisman in New York.