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Cathy Lilly

ISHTA Yoga / Cathy Lilly

Cathy Lilly

Senior Teacher

Cathy Lilly teaches to share gratitude, and help others discover the healing aspects of yoga. She encourages exploring yoga as the gateway to let go of the tense mind, body, and breath, so freedom that is our birthright can flow in. This was not apparent when Cathy took her first yoga class in 1976 as it appeared so easy due to her gymnastics training. Though 15 years later, medical practitioners and friends insisted she focus on yoga to treat physical injuries, and unresolved grief. Once filled with recovery and renewed spirit, Cathy eagerly explored styles of asana, pranayama, and meditation, and today is a Senior ISHTA yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 certification. Also, her B.S. degree in medical sciences plus perfumes/essential oils background allow her to readily describe how the ISHTA system integrates ancient Indian wisdom with today’s modern science.
Continuing education includes teaching yoga as a form of physical therapy with Dr. Loren Fishman, plus restorative and yoga therapy trainings and certifications: Yoga Of The Heart™ – yoga for cardiac, cancer, and other life threatening diseases – Nischala Joy Devi. Yogaworks Restorative Yoga Teacher Trainings levels 1 & 2 – Jillian Pranskey, Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga Training – Judith Hanson Lasater, and Applied Breathing Concepts of Yoga courses- Leslie Kaminoff. Karma yoga includes serving as Screen Actors Guild’s National CoChair of the National Health Care Safetynet committee since 1999.