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Asheville yoga workshop Aug. 22-24 focuses on personal health, giving back to community


Lillah offers this special workshop to help the layperson learn to heal back pain through yoga.

Lillah offers this special workshop to help the layperson learn to heal back pain through yoga.

Local yoga master and conservation supporter Lillah Schwartz will offer a special workshop August 22 – 24 in Asheville, NC with proceeds benefitting conservation work of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy (SAHC). The “Healing our Backs with Yoga”TM trainings are designed to help the layperson understand how to relieve their own back pain.

“I have been assisting students on their path toward healing for many years,” says Schwartz. “Supporting wellbeing on a personal and community level is my passion. My desire is to see more and more people understand how to avoid and heal their back pain, as well as to preserve the vitality of our mountains through supporting Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy.”

As a conscientious proponent of healthy environments as well as personal physical health, Lillah has been a long-time supporter of SAHC. Schwartz will donate 22% of proceeds from the “Healing Our Backs with Yoga”TM workshop to SAHC to support local land and water conservation.

“Lillah has a deep and heartfelt compassion for those who are suffering with back pain,” says Cheryl Fowler, Membership Director with SAHC. “She genuinely cares about the health and well being of her students, in addition to the conservation of land and water resources. We are very grateful to be receiving proceeds from this workshop and to have an advocate such as Lillah on our side. What a great force for the community.”

A national expert in yoga’s structural benefits, also known as ‘the back whisperer’, Schwartz offers this signature course to assist people with back, neck or shoulder conditions, helping them tap into yoga’s healing, strengthening power to find relief. Participants will receive guidance on which poses are specific to their body and back pain needs, learning how to correctly preform the poses so they gain the best results from practice at home.

Lillah Schwartz, the "back whisperer"

Lillah Schwartz, the “back whisperer”

“When you know the right stretches to do for your particular condition, then you can make progress and start healing,” says Schwartz.

This event will be co-sponsored by WNC Woman magazine and Ashevillage Institute. Interested students are welcome to attend the evening presentation on Friday, August 22 at 6:30 pm for only $30, before registering for the entire workshop.

For more information or to register, visit or call 828.273.9401.

About Lillah Schwartz:

Lillah Schwartz founded Asheville’s first yoga studio in 1981, which after three decades of service merged with One Center Yoga. Lillah produced two therapeutic DVDs for back, neck and shoulder conditions distributed both locally and nationally. She is currently releasing her first book, Healing Our Backs with YogaTM: A Layman’s guide to back pain relief, at her August 22 workshop on the same topic.

Trained in the Iyengar method of yoga, with a science background and a clear understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, Lillah also offers back care classes and private consultations throughout the year. Visit to learn more.



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