I have a yoga crush on Kate Lillecrapp, of Fila.

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on Feb 4, 2010
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The Fila Girl.

Kate Lillecrapp.

I met her at Yoga Journal Conference Estes Park 2009.

I talked her up a bit, she was alternately shy and strong, snappish. I kept calling her “the Fila Girl,” she finally told me to shut up. But we also talked seriously about elephant and had lunch with Ed and Deb and went to a talk by TKV and had weak tea by the ancient YMCA fireplace with new friends and said goodbye in the night with my buddy Toby of Tripsichore.

Beautiful accent. Humor. A hunger to learn. Motivated to succeed, without being self-referential.

We got to know each other (thoroughly platonically, we both had better halfs, and besides she’s wayyy to good for me). But meeting Kate inspired me to remember what I wanted in life, in love, in marriage.


You can see it in this video, which she just sent my way via good ol’Facebook.

Fila should consider itself very smart, and very lucky, for using her as its muse as it moves into the yoga market. Video:

Check out Fila’s Spring 2010 Women’s Personal Performance Collection photo shoot featuring Fila’s Yoga Brand Ambassador Kate Lillecrapp with commentary from Fila’s Director of Design, Freya Tamayo.

Some photos of Kate, the model:



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Our staff and contributors have authored a series of hard-hitting investigative journalistic “green crushes” here at elephant—on the likes of Treehugger founder Graham Hill, Entourage’s green-lovin’ loverboy Adrian “Greener” Grenier, sweet Summer Rayne Oakes, NASCAR race car drivin’ Leilani Munter; FEED Bag’s Lauren Bush, everywhere-all-at-once yoga teacher Tara Stiles, our friend the green journalist Olivia Zaleski, hobbitish Dominic Monaghan, hunky Rogan Gregory, yoga teacher and elefriend Malachi Melville…and recently Hemalayaa Behl of Bollywood Booty fame and our friend Elena Brower of Virayoga.


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8 Responses to “I have a yoga crush on Kate Lillecrapp, of Fila.”

  1. Farnoosh says:

    beautiful and very nice accent, of course :)!

  2. Andy says:

    Your expression of admiration is honest and sincere. And I want to touch the hiney.

  3. kathryn says:

    it's okay, waylon. . . i have a thing for aussies, too:)

  4. While I'm all for admiring the yoga hotties, let's not forget that yoga is not about fashion but about liberation, not simply about asana but about transformation of consciousness.

  5. Amen, brother, the yoga and green crushes (we're working on one on Michael Franti and Richard Gere) aren't meant to be profound Dharma wisdom—unless you consider attraction and love something worthy of practice in the, say, Dharma or Yoga paths.

    We write (and interview) plenty on the genuine tradition of yoga and Dharma—in fact, most of our most popular posts on yoga in the past year have been arguing "traditional" yoga vs. "commercial" yoga, that sort of thing.

    Thanks for the reminder. All in good fun!

  6. Suse says:

    So funny, I knew her as a teenager growing up in Queensland & she was gorgoeus then but super shy.

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