In 2000, Lilia left her job as a technical writer at the company she was co-founder of. She, then, went into meditation and long healing journeys in nature. This practice, which she committed to for years, completely changed her life, healed depression issues, and led her to a full inner journey re-connecting her to the sacred elements of the earth.
In 2003, she decided to explore a mind-body discipline: Yoga. Yoga changed her life in profound ways as it allowed her to connect to the Self integrating body, mind, and the divine energy within. Her practice helped her ‘connect the dots’ and become part of society, again, as she realized it was her profound love for people and mother earth that needed to be expressed. This was when she began to re-discover her body and the immense possibilities for growth and transformation.
THE PURPOSE: TO ACTIVATE, CALM, BALANCE AND AWAKE BODY AND MIND
Lilia uses her practice as a tool to ‘unlayer’ the body of traumas and get rid of obstacles that hinder human beauty and growth. She has studied different styles of yoga with the intention to understand trauma’s impact on the physical, emotional, and physiological body. Her belief is that Yoga can be a tool to help the person flourish and live a happier, more connected life. Coming from a lineage of women healers, Lilia has deep respect for ancient practices and for Mother Earth´s power. She believes it is the re-connection to ancient practices that will help humanity heal and find its home, again. She uses the power of the breath, prana, Qi, or life force, to awaken the unconscious to help people unfold their true essence so they can heal inner and outer body, quiet the mind and willingly surrender to the Divine.
Her methodical and mindful yoga classes have the purpose to ground, strengthen, and restore the body to come to a deeper understanding and fulfillment of the Self. She uses alignment principles and breath awareness. Classes are always adapted to the students’ needs.
Lilia is eRYT 500 (YogaWorks). In addition, she is also Urban Zen Yoga Therapy, Chair Yoga, iRest Yoga Nidra Level I, and Prenatal Level 1 certified. She has over 300 hours of Yoga Therapy studies and Trauma-informed yoga studying. In the Urban Zen classes, she combines modalities such as gentle movement, body scan, meditation, breath awareness, Reiki, and Essential Oils, bringing a more holistic approach to self-care.
Current and past teachers: Martin Jordan Kirk, Milka Scalco Krafsow, Richard Miller, Mynx Inatsugu, Gary Kraftsow, Jason Crandell, Jane Austin, and others. She has also studied Qigong and, at times, she might combine some Qigong element in her class.
Lilia has been teaching in English and Spanish in the Bay Area, and beyond. She has taught pregnant teens, at-risk youth, homeless people, and other populations, for free or donation-based.
Lilia offers classes through Skype to people in the U.S. and Mexico.
Her private or semi-private classes are adapted to students’ needs and aspirations.
Other work: Lilia has a background in media and has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe. Se has been part of several social projects, including CICE, an organization in Mexico supporting indigenous communities projects, and now Ollin Yoga, a non-profit in the Bay Area that brings yoga to undeserved communities.
PRIVATE CLASSES: $100/hour $130/1.5 (90 mnts) session
Special rates offered to groups of 4 or more (please ask)