Sweetwater River Yoga

Sweetwater River Yoga

5.0 (3)
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

As an experienced Kripalu yoga teacher, Lilliana maintains a conscientious, safe approach to working with students. She incorporates her broad experience and training empowering students to draw from their inner strength and spirit as they learn the many benefits of Yoga applied in all aspects of their lives.

Sweetwater River Yoga is in a beautiful, isolated location where students value hiking & kayaking in addition to customized yoga classes. Two studios are clean, sanitized & safe, a healthy environment to practice (when social distancing and Covid-19 order/mandates are revised). 

Lilly loves teaching benefits of yoga! "I am grateful as students heal and grow, finding peace, strength, confidence and fulfillment from their practice, through physical healing & strength of the body, mind & spirit."

YOGA is transformative in many ways. It's like learning a new language and traveling in a new world speaking that language and experiencing the "self"  through a new perspective.

I offer sincere guidance helping students articulate & express themselves both on & off the mat. 

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Credentials

Batsto, NJ 08037
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3 Reviews

5.0

  • Gayle Brill

    Lily is very knowledgeable about all aspects of yoga and is VERY good at correct practice in both position and awareness.

  • Leslie Lombardo

    I love both the calming environment and the way the instructor customizes the class to meet your physical needs or body type

  • Lisa Truitt

    Classes are well paced with each pose explained, demonstrated and modified for each participant. Lily’s gentle manner adds to the warmth of the class. Lily continuously takes classes herself to broaden and expand her yoga knowledge which she then shares with her students.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I learn about the student's interests, desires for their health, daily routines, past physical experiences, injuries and what is their available time commitment.  Through a in-take session, we devise a plan.  


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A certified Kripalu yoga teacher (working on my ytt500) with 3 years of full-time teaching and over 1000 teaching hours. I am also a certified Yin Yoga teacher.  Along with teaching 1-1, & small group in my own studio, I teach in health clubs, hospitals, community centers, schools, yoga studios, at people's homes & businesses.

I have many references to provide from the students and studios where I have been teaching weekly classes for several years & have references from both students and the management at these studios & from my private students and various events.  

I also possess a BA & MA in communication. With a successful career in education providing, among many services, professional development training for discriminating professionals in academics, K12, medical, and many other business settings.

Teaching yoga is a passion. With a 25+ yoga practice, over half my life I have studied and explored many styles and lineages of yoga: yoga for physical health, yoga for athletes: Yoga for golf/tennis, cyclists, horseback riding, runners etc., for managing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma in many forms meeting many needs, yoga for recovery and especially, inactive, older students, wanting to start for the first time. 


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

As of March 20, a variety of customized, On-line classes are currently available for small private group, 1-1 and public classes with variable rates based on design. 


How did you get started teaching?

I have been teaching teachers professionally for many years & with a a long standing personal yoga practice of 30 years, yearly I take workshops and study with many yoga teachers. Over 15 years Kripalu is a "yoga university" & retreat where I study  throughout my professional career... people asked me to teach & It's like any creative work, just because you play music or paint doesn't mean you want to teach or have the skills to teach people how to...One day, it made sense! I completed my certification and began teaching immediately. I can't explain enough how fortunate I feel every day to have a chance to teach yoga.


What types of students have you worked with?

I work with all experience levels with a very broad range of needs.   If in working with a student it doesn't seem I have the right skill set to assist them with their goals I would recommend someone else. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love teaching Pranayama one of the eight limbs of yoga; it's exciting when experienced yoga students find more depth in their practice through breathing exercises as a threshold to meditation. 

I teach a workshop where both students & yoga teachers learn many  breathing techniques. 


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

It's a bit of chemistry as well as confidence in your teacher.  Trust what you feel.  Your yoga teacher should give you their full attention and be very present it's also up to the student to ask questions, share what they are feeling and provide feedback. 


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Consider your commitment to a healthier lifestyle through yoga. How much time can you give to your practice and how can a teacher customize their teaching to meet your needs? Students appreciate the results they experience & return. 
There couldn't be a better time now to start a yoga practice or return to a yoga practice.