She personally experienced the benefit of yoga and fell in love with the practice. It soon became clear she needed to share these practices with others and she started on the path to becoming a yoga teacher in 2008. In 2012 during a teacher training she connected deeply with Yoga’s sister science, Ayurveda and saw the two modalities as a complete and natural path to proactive wellness and healthy aging and began to study Ayurveda with Eleni Tsikrikas of the Belly Mind Institute. Ayurveda became so intertwined with Yoga both in her personal practice and her teaching practice that in 2017, she re-branded her practice to Gentle Heart Yoga & Ayurveda.
She now focuses on educating individuals on how to listen to and understand the wisdom of their bodies. She guides them in using that knowledge to initiate and sustain changes in diet and lifestyle tailored to their unique mind/body type using the powerful and natural tools of Ayurveda and Yoga to find their individual, natural path to wellness and health. She teaches and inspires through private, one-on-one Ayurvedic Yoga sessions as well as in small group events and workshops. She also teaches group Yoga classes at the Integrative Medicine Department of the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank. California.
Lilia continues to study with Eleni Tsikrikas and recently completed the Ayurvedic Health Counselor course at the Belly Mind Institute. In 2008 she completed a 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training and in 2013 completed a 300-hr Holistic Yoga Teacher training both with Christy Marsden of Yoga Blend in Burbank, California.
She is a member of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA), the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), and Yoga Alliance. Lilia also has degree in Cinema/Television Production from the University of Southern California.
She has a passionate commitment to helping people find their own path to health and to creating an amazing and joyful life.
Gentle Heart Yoga & Ayurveda
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