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.[3]

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).,[4][5] Several VHS and DVD recordings of her yoga routines have been released, plus an audio-only book, Lilias Yoga Complete (1987),[6] and one meditation CD, The Inner Smile (1998).[7]


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


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."[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-15. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
  2. ^ Lilias! page on
  3. ^ Lilias! page on
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-12-13. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 
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  8. ^ 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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