Lily was initiated into the ancient wisdom of Sri Vidya, a Goddess-focused Hindu tantric practice, 23 years ago by the grace of her Guru Sri Chaitanyananda Natha Saraswati of the Sri Vidya Temple, Rush, New York. Fondly referred to as “Aiya,” meaning “respected father” in Tamil language, Aiya is a direct disciple of Sri Amritananda Natha Saraswati of Devipuram, India. The focus of her Guru lineage is to open up the deep wisdom teachings of Goddess worship to a wider audience, teaching and empowering all who are genuinely drawn to a personal relationship with the Goddess. Lily has been deeply trained and is practiced in vedic and tantric chanting and ritual, called “pujas” in sanskrit, fire ceremony, called “homams” in sanskrit, and has a personal mantra and meditation practice.
She recently rediscovered her love for the mind/body balancing benefits of yoga asanas and completed her 200 Basic Yoga Teacher Training in April 2015 through At Om Yoga in Concord, NH.
Lily considers herself a perpetual student of the divine and is very enthusiastic about sharing the precious teachings she has received.
When not doing ritual practices or yoga, Lily spends her time homeschooling her daughter and son, and exploring the natural world with them as much as possible.