In 2000, Lilia left her job as a technical writer at the software 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, 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.
Her grandmother was a Curandera, a Mexican traditional healer. Her mother cultivated these practices and often healed her children using traditional healing methods. Her sister is now an advocate of Mexican curanderismo and travels throughout the U.S. and Europe, offering workshops and retreats, teaching about ancient Mexican medicine. Coming from a lineage of powerful women healers, Lilia has deep respect for her traditions and ancient healing practices. She believes it is the re-connection to the divine Mother that will help humanity heal and find its home again.
Lilia has been teaching in English and Spanish in the Bay Area, and beyond. She has taught pregnant teens, at-risk youth, homeless, and other populations, for free or donation-based.
She has traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe and has been part of several social projects, including CICE, an organization in Mexico supporting indigenous communities projects. She is in the process of opening her own non-profit, Ollin Yoga, to brings healing practices to undeserved communities. She has a background in Media and earned a B.A. in Communications from the College of Saint Rose, in New York.
PRIVATE CLASSES: $120/hour $140/1.5 (90 mnts) session
Packages and special rates offered to groups (please ask).
Her private or semi-private classes are adapted to students’ needs and aspirations.
Lilia offers classes through Skype to people in the U.S. and Mexico.