Diana Tigerlily, Ph.D., is a registered yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, holistic wellness consultant, university professor, and founder of Blue Heron Holistics School of Yoga. She is physically based in West Palm Beach, Florida, and teaches onsite and online. She offers private and group classes, customized to meet the unique needs of each individual.
Her offerings include Hatha Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga for individuals with autoimmune diseases and chronic illness, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Reiki, holistic (Ayurvedic) wellness consultations, Yoga Teacher Trainings, storytelling, communication consulting, coaching, and editing work.
As a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), Tigerlily offers workshops at area studios for attendees to earn continuing education credits. Past workshops have included Forgiveness, Yoga Nidra, Yamas & Niyamas, Chakras, Eastern Anatomy, and more.
Tigerlily has completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training and over 2000 hours of yoga teaching, including training yoga teachers. She has studied with Judy Grier of Yoga East Healing Arts Center in the Kripalu tradition; and Lorrie Conglose at Vastu School of Yoga in the Sivananda tradition. She furthered her yoga studies while a resident at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas and continues deepening her skills as a reiki practitioner and holistic wellness consultant. Tigerlily pursued her certification as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor from the California College of Ayurveda. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies emphasizing Performance/ Embodiment, Gender, and Narrative; and an M.A. in English. She is a faculty member at SIUC where she teaches performance of personal story, spoken word poetry, literature, feminism, and Yoga philosophy and practice. She is the recipient of Southern Illinois University's 2021 Teaching Excellence Award.
Tigerlily continues to be inspired by the Great Blue Heron as she deepens her yoga journey.
In the one-on-one setting, I customize individualized plans based on your personal goals and needs, through yoga, reiki, Ayurveda consultation, meditation, and breathwork or a blend of all three. I offer private sessions for all ages, levels and needs, from beginners to advanced, for injuries, trauma, chronic pain and illness; Yoga Nidra for manifestation from a state of deep relaxation and awareness; reiki--a form of energy body work for relaxation, stress reduction, pain reduction, and balance; and Ayurvedic wellness consultation, working with the client to equip them with the tools and motivation to cultivate and sustain holistic daily lifestyle practices, routines, and nutrition customized to their individual constitution.
"When we practice awareness in our daily lives and in our interactions with those around us, we can unlock the great creative forces within us."
Swami Sivananda Radha, Yoga: A Path to Awareness