Lilias, Yoga and You

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Lilias, Yoga and You
Genre Exercise
Created by Lilias Folan
Presented by Lilias Folan
Country of origin  United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 500[1]
Production company(s) WCET Cincinnati
Original network PBS
Original release October 5, 1970 – 1999
Followed by Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age

Lilias, Yoga and You was a PBS television show hosted by Lilias M. Folan, a Cincinnati, Ohio based practitioner of yoga. The show first aired in October 5, 1970 on Cincinnati PBS member station WCET and three years later[2] was carried on PBS across the United States, where it ran until 1999.

Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age[edit]

WCET premiered Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age in March 2006, highlighting Folan's career and exploring the impact yoga has on the mind, body and spirit.[2]

Books and other media[edit]

Folan has published four books: Lilias, Yoga and You (1972), Lilias, Yoga and Your Life (1981), Lilias! Yoga Gets Better With Age (2005), and Lilias! Yoga: Your Guide to Enhancing Body, Mind, and Spirit in Midlife and Beyond (November 1, 2011)[3][4]

Several VHS and DVD recordings of her yoga routines have been released, plus an audio-only book, Lilias Yoga Complete (1987),[5] and one meditation CD, The Inner Smile (1998).[6]


The music in the show's opening credits were "The Valley of the Bells" from Maurice Ravel's Miroirs.[citation needed]


San Francisco Chronicle columnist Gerald Nachman observed of the television program in 1979, "My yoga lady remains a mystery woman, a comely creature from a distant planet ... Lilias is demure and quite serious ... By far her most intriguing aspect is that she never sweats ... She seems friendly, but if you tried flirting, I suspect she'd politely guide the conversation back to firming up those inner thighs."[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b Lilias! page,; accessed July 26, 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  4. ^ Lilias Folan. Lilias! Yoga: Your Guide to Enhancing Body, Mind, and Spirit in Midlife and Beyond. ISBN 9781616084516. Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  5. ^ Lilias Folan. "Lilias Yoga Complete (Audible Audio Edition)". Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  6. ^ "Lilias Folan, Steven Halpern - Inner Smile". Retrieved 2017-07-27. 
  7. ^ Gerald Nachman, "A love that's shaping up," San Francisco Chronicle, August 29, 1979 (re-printed as "Chronicle Classic" in January 13, 2013 "Datebook" section).

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