Subscribing less to a particular brand name or style, Lily believes that a teacher should meet the student where they are so that the yoga is tailored to the needs of the student. On the mat she incorporates yoga philosophy and nursing knowledge into her teaching, she creates space for others to explore and experience how the mind, body, and spirit are all connected. She encourages people to reframe their perceptions, to pursue their vitality, to live passionately, in short, to stop running from oneself. The goal in class is to have each student leave with an alignment of mind body and spirit… an open heart, a calm mind, and a strong body – all key elements in taking their yoga “off the mat” and into their daily lives, truly living their yoga.
Lily has been a student of yoga since she was 11 years old and is now a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT). She has trained with Jacqui Bonwell (200hrs), Sue Jones, Ame Wren, Nicole Clark, Phillip Askew, David Regelin, Bryan Kest, Kathryn Budig, Johnny Gillespie, Alison Sinatra, Carissa Ciuca, Grace Jull and many more inspiring teachers. Certified level 1 & 2 Yin Yoga training with Josh Summers. Forrest Yoga Teacher immersion with Erica Mather. Mentorship with Nicole Clark. Lily finished 100hrs of Ashtanga Teacher Training with Kimberly Dahlmann (student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) and teacher immersion with Eddie Modestini (student of B.K.S. Iyengar).
Lily’s years of yoga practice she has studied many traditions of yoga allowing her to develop her own unique style of invigorating flow and healthy alignment. She also is skilled in safe hands on ajeusments and assits and holds master reiki (energy healing) certification.
In addition to being the Breathing Room owner and teaching weekly group and private yoga classes, she serves as a teacher mentor and is director of The Breathing Room’s celebrated 200-hour teacher training.
Off the Mat Lily graduated from UNE with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Born and raised in Southern Pines, NC, Lily found her second home in Portland, Maine.
Lily is deeply grateful to all of her teachers and students, on and off the mat.