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. Her sharp eye for reading students’ bodies, thorough anatomical study, and a deep interest in how the human body moves makes her an honest, compassionate teacher for the individual body .
Lily has been a student of yoga since she was 11 years old and is an advanced Registered Yoga Teacher (eRYT). She has trained with Many advanced, inspiring teachers. 200hrs vinyasa yoga, Certified level 1 & 2 Yin Yoga training, Forrest Yoga Teacher immersion, Mentorship with Nicole Clark. Lily finished 300hrs of Ashtanga Teacher Training with Kimberly Dahlmann (student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois) and teacher immersions with Eddie Modestini (student of B.K.S. Iyengar). She is cerified in Ropewall and Slings from Alison West in NYC. She believes in the balance of hatha yoga in the Iyengar and Ashtanga methods and is able to embrace the grace and fluidity of Vinyasa
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 adjustments and assists and holds master reiki (energy healing) certification. She believes the most important thing in a yoga class are the students.
In addition to being the Breathing Room owner and teaching weekly group and private yoga sessions, 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 with her husband Forrest and dog Maggie (you may get a glimpse of her in the studio!)
Lily is deeply grateful to all of her teachers and students, on and off the mat.