The First Lady of Yoga, Lilias Folan

 

Lilias became widely known through a PBS series bearing the name of her first book. The program was later renamed, Lilias. Without finding exact data, I would venture to bet this book will endure as strongly throughout the decades for health and fitness as The Joy of Cooking has done for classic cooking. Lilias Folan still practices her passion for yoga and has introduced millions to its poses and techniques. Maybe you have heard of her ūüėä.

 

A lesser-known yogini on PBS during the same era was Kathleen Hitchcock. The following video contains elements of her occasionally quirky personality. If you feel slightly hypnotized during the seriously “trippy” introductory music and graphics, hold tight until it repeats in the closing.

 

 

Kathleen’s followers surely miss those engaging smiles, calm voice, and unexpected humor dotted throughout her instructional episodes. I have seen pleas in multiple online forums where a fan attempts to locate the complete PBS series set for purchase.¬† What a world this would be if more good-hearted souls were remembered and treasured as Kathleen.

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