Lilia uses the breath, alignment, and mindful movement to release physical and/or emotional blockages. Her practices are about healing, connecting to the earth, and quieting the mind to help people deeply restore, strengthen and ground. Her students are all ages, with different levels of flexibility. Lilia’s teachings are influenced by Iyengar, Viniyoga, Yoga Therapeutics, mindful Sun Salutes, her Mexican roots, and, at times, Qigong movement. Her on-going studies are on Trauma and its effects on the body. She believes yoga can help people deeply heal, transform, overcome obstacles and become more joyful, loving, and resilient.
Lilia currently teaches Yoga for People with Cancer, Chair Yoga, Corporate and public classes, workshops and retreats. Her public classes are held at Mountain Yoga, in Montclair, Oakland, CA.
Lilia is eRYT500, Urban Zen Integrative Yoga Therapy, iRest Yoga Nidra, Chair Yoga, and Prenatal Lev. 1 Certified. Since very early age, Lilia became curious about ancient healing practices. It was with her grandmother, her mother and sister that she learned about the power of the elements and how she could use nature to heal grief and disconnection. Through personal experience, Lilia knows that ancient practices have the power to heal and bring humanity back to balance as they re-connect and re-align people with the forces of the universe. Currently, she also studies Herbalism with beloved Bay Area Healer, Atava García-Swiecicky, and Angela Angel. One of her teachers has also been her sister, Estela Roman, a renowned Mexican healer and author of two books on Curanderismo, the healing arts of Mexico, and a children’s book, Ixchel y su Encuentro con la Luna, soon to be released in English.
Some of Lilia’s causes for the past ten years have been saving stray cats in her home town, Mexico. Lilia, being a cat lover, has helped them find a home and the proper medical care they need. Due to her work with stray cats, dozens of cats have found a home and have been “fixed” to balance their reproduction.
Her current projects are working with children in Morelos (her hometown), Mexico. Through donations, she is funding educational programs. These programs are bringing yoga and arts to orphan girls and children who were greatly affected by the recent earthquake which left hundreds of people unemployed and hundreds of children without schools as many schools collapsed. The recovery efforts are still taking place. To make a donation, please go to the link on this site: Mexico Earthquake Fundraiser. Your donation, no matter how much, will go far. We thank you for your support and love.