“I have been to many retreats during my lifetime and I have never experienced such a magical one. Your yoga helped to release aches, pains and stuck energy, Erin’s sound healing raised my vibration and Atava’s herbs has given me a new perspective on planet life. Celia and I were taking a walk and I said, “Look, there’s plantain” and tonight I had a rosemary bath.
The group of retreatees were wonderful, truly beautiful people whose souls are so spiritually-aligned. I felt honored to be included in their midst and, truly, felt as if I had found “home.”
N. S., Santa Barbara
“It’s been three weeks now since the beautiful retreat that you organized and I still am sharing the great moments I had with friends and family. Thanks to your great yoga sessions I started looking for a yoga class that I would enjoy and luckily I have found one. I have to say I do miss the Reiki and spirituality that was part of your session.
I really enjoyed experiencing the nature walk with Atava, it just made me want to learn so much more and reignited my love and respect for mother earth. Erin’s sound healing really lifted me and grounded me all at the same time (she has a great gift).
I feel very blessed to have met you three along with the other women that attended. I remember much laughter and authentic conversations with them and you. Nancy and I talked about how great it was all the way back to Santa Barbara. I’m not kidding. I’ve come back from this retreat more inspired then ever before. I plan to attend again!”
C. M., Santa Barbara
“I’ve been practicing yoga for a little over ten years, mostly in the Iyengar tradition. Lilia Roman is one of the best teachers I’ve had. Her classes always focus on integrating the breath with movement. She begins slow, helping me to ground and stay with the breath as we move into more challenging postures. She has a wonderful presence – thoughtful, warm, human. In some of her classes, she incorporates this ‘Urban Zen’ that I real like – a mix of reiki and aromatherapy that is incredibly relaxing. I always leave her classes feeling better than when I got there
“I have tried different yoga studios and teachers. Lilia has by far been my favorite. She is very knowledgeable, supportive, and present to the classes needs. She creates a warm environment that is great for beginner to more advanced practices. I drive 30+ miles for her classes!”
“I was hesitant to try yoga until I was lucky enough be be in Lilia’s class. At that time I had a serious shoulder injury. Her style of yoga is gentle and she is a patient and caring teacher who was always helping me make the adjustments I needed to take care of my body. Her classes are a great place to get to know more about your body and how it can be helped with yoga. She creates a peaceful, relaxing, non-conpetitive enviroment. I always leave her class feeling relaxed and refreshed.”
Atava G. S.
“As a professional flutist, teacher and avid cyclist, I embrace yoga as a necessary part of my life, both emotionally and physically. Lilia is a wonderful teacher and approaches classes with great love and individual attention. Her classes stress the core principles of breath, stretching, and opening the joints. I had a chronic neck pain, and through her classes I have been able to reduce and control my neck pain. As a flute teacher, the experience of her classes has made me approach teaching breathing in a much deeper and knowledgeable way with students.”
“I just finished a transformational class with Lilia. I came into class not even realizing how much physical and emotional stress I needed to drop away. Lilia softly, and with gentle firmness, directs each member of our class to comfortably stretch his/her limits a little more each time. Her peaceful presence grounds us and leads us all back to the center of our hearts, ourselves. Lilia is a remarkable guide and teacher. I recommend her to all who seek inner and outer balance.”
Lynn – a regular class member
San Rafael, CA
“I have never attended more than one class with any other yoga instructor. Lilia’s selection and sequence of movements with attention to pace, the breath, and clarity of instructions, has made my yoga experience meaningful. Looking forward to many more classes with her.”
“Lilia has a gentle, wise and calming approach to teaching yoga. At the beginning of each class, she asks her students if there are any physical issues or limitation, and tailors the class accordingly. There is a spiritual quality to Lilia’s classes. Her yoga Asanas include ancient breathing techniques. Lilia is always smiling, positive and fun. If it weren’t for Lilia, yoga would not be part of my life.”
“Lilia’s gentle spirit and inner serenity set the tone and pace to every practice. When our session is done, I always feel completely rejuvenated and much more at peace with myself and my surroundings
“As a Financial Wellness Educator and a mother of a teen girl, I spend a lot of time helping others with their needs and guiding them on how to take care of themselves in the best ways. I know that when I go to Lilia’s class it is going to be a time where I take care of my needs. I always look forward to class because it is a time for me to rest, be gentle with myself and tune in to my body. Lilia is a wonderful teacher. Her voice and presence is very soothing and she always let us know that it is okay to only do what is comfortable for our bodies. I appreciate that, as I have found that other yoga classes sometimes push me too far, to where it’s not healing anymore.”
-Cybele L., Cancer Support Community, Walnut Creek, CA
“As a two time cancer patient now in remission, I was looking for a way to come back to the real world. Then I had the good fortune of attending one of Lilia’s Urban Zen classes at the Cancer Support Community. I immediately became hooked by her gentle and genuine manner as she ever so gently introduced (us to) the world of yoga combined with sound, aromatherapy and Reiki. She has also made me more aware of the importance of always being aware of my breath and how important it is to my feelings of well-being and balance in body and soul. I feel as though I am entering a retreat when I go to her classes and leave relaxed and energized at the same time. I find that it carries through the following day. It is an enlightening experience that I want to continue to pursue.”,
Maureen A., Cancer Support Community, Walnut Creek, CA
“Tomorrow is my last day as the CEO of this company and I missed today’s yoga session in the office. I wanted to thank our instructor, Lilia, for all her classes. I’ve enjoyed them and greatly benefited from them.”
G. K., San Francisco, CA
“I’ve been attending Lilia’s class for a couple of months now (at my corporate job) and I’ve seen immense benefits from it. I’m more flexible and my core is stronger. Also, before these yoga classes, I consistently suffered from chest (costochondritis) and shoulders pain due to poor posture. Since taking Lilia’s classes twice a week, I’ve not had pain whatsoever. Lilia is the best yoga instructor I’ve had. Her class is fun, easy to follow and rewarding.
She’s very detail oriented and always makes sure that each of her student is properly executing each pose to get the maximum amount of benefits. I definitely recommend Lilia’s classes!”
Marianne O., Corporate class- Financial District, San Francisco
“There are six different yoga classes offered at this studio, and Lilia’s is by far my favorite! Her gentle and tranquil style of teaching and her detailed description of how she wants us to move give me a sense of confidence and knowledge that I am doing everything correctly for the health of my body. When I finish her hour and fifteen minute class, I am relaxed, peaceful and very satisfied…once people begin doing yoga with her, they are committed to her lovely and gentle teaching style, as I am!”
Belinda, Cancer Support Community, Walnut Creek, CA
“Lilia takes us to another place. The relaxation at the end of her class is beyond words…indescribable”
Priscilla, ON-LOK Senior Center, San Francisco, CA
“My favorite yoga class… What a great honor. I feel blessed by your gentle healing energy and more…thank you for being an awesome teacher”
Lynn, Cancer Support Community, Walnut Creek, CA
“Lilia really pays individual attention to your progress, helping you to fully realize the poses as well as understand the true meaning of yoga. Her teaching style is gentle yet focused and is good for both novice and advanced practitioners alike. Lilia’s work is so inspiring that I have decided to pursue yoga as a way of life. I wholeheartedly recommend Lilia as a yoga instructor.”
James R., Corporate class- San Francisco, CA