Blue Heron Yoga at Mandala Gardens!
200 Hr YOGA TEACHER TRAINING!
Sept 11, 2020 to October 18, 2020
with Diana Tigerlily and Lal Maharajh
** Blue Heron Yoga is now Blue Heron Holistics. I changed the name to encompass my my growing field of modalities. I offer Yoga, Private Yoga, Reiki, Wellness Consultation, and will be adding Marma Therapy after I complete my course in Marma Therapy this summer at the California College of Ayurveda.
** I've created a new email account so will no longer be emailing from the Mandala Gardens account. The new email is
**I'm creating a new website that should be up and running soon. <blueheronholistics.com>. I will keep you posted.
**I have taught over 1000 hours of yoga and my status has been upgraded with Yoga Alliance (the national governing yoga body) from RYT 500 (registered yoga teacher with over 500 hours of teaching) to E-RYT 200 (experienced registered yoga teacher with over 1000 hours of teaching).
**I am now qualified to become a registered yoga school (RYS). I am currently in that process of becoming approved by Yoga Alliance as a school.
**Saving the best for last: I will be offering a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training in the fall with Lal Maharajh. The dates are 6 weekends from Sept 11 to Oct 18. The training will be held at the Center for Lost Arts in Cobden, Illinois. Mark your calendars and spread the word.
Email Diana Tigerlily at for updates on the Yoga Teacher Training or to book a private yoga session, reiki treatment, or wellness consultation.
Private Yoga Session: $60.00 (75 minute sessions)
Private Yoga Sessions are customized for each individual’s needs and goals, and can include beginner’s yoga, trauma-informed yoga, affirmation yoga, and/or pre-natal yoga, as well as focus in meditation, pranayama, and consultation in well-being, self-care, and holistic health.
Reiki Session: $60.00 (60 minute sessions)
Reiki is a gentle service that enables the client to deeply relax. Clients seek out Reiki for balance, centeredness, relaxation, and self-care. Reiki is an ancient practice involving energy work and light touch with wide ranging benefits. Reiki has been recognized by the Mayo Clinic as beneficial.
Wellness Consultation: $90 (90 minute sessions)
Dr. Diana Tigerlily and the client will work together to address the client's needs and goals and create a customized lifestyle regimen integrating movement, breathing, mindfulness, optimal foods, and self-care.
Communication Coaching/Consulting $90 (90 minute sessions)
Areas of focus include nonviolent communication, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, and professional communication
About the Instructor:
Diana Tigerlily, Ph.D., E-RYT 200, RYT 500, is a registered yoga teacher, reiki practitioner, wellness consultant, university professor, and founder of Blue Heron Holistics. She works one-on-one, and in group classes, with clients, creating a safe space to address the needs and goals of each individual so they may recognize their fullest selves. Tigerlily has completed over 500 hours of yoga training and over 1000 hours of yoga teaching. She has studied with Judy Grier of Yoga East Healing Arts Center in the Kripalu tradition; and Lal Maharajh and Lorrie Conglose at Vastu School of Yoga in the Sivananda tradition. She continues deepening her skills and knowledge as a yogi, reiki practitioner and wellness consultant. Tigerlily holds a Ph.D. in Communication Studies emphasizing Performance/ Embodiment, Gender, and Narrative, and a M.A. in English. She is a faculty member at SIUC where she teaches Yoga philosophy and practice, performance of personal story and spoken word poetry, and gender equity. Tigerlily teaches Sivananda’s Rishikesh Sequence, Meditation, and Yin Yoga group classes. She offers private yoga lessons, Reiki sessions, and holistic wellness consultations, and she is also available for communication consulting, coaching, and editing work. Tigerlily continues to be inspired by the Great Blue Heron as she deepens her yoga journey.
IT'S NOT ABOUT THE HEADSTAND
My whole life I had been too terrified to go upside down—wouldn’t even do somersaults or cart-wheels, and definitely refused to try standing on my head. During a significantly difficult time in my life, I walked into a yoga studio I'd never been. The instructor invited us to set our intention, and I said to myself, “To not be so afraid. To trust.” I was referring to my life in general, not headstands. However, the universe understood fully because then the instructor announced that we are going to practice headstand. He came over to me, said a few guiding words and before I knew it, I was in headstand. He was holding my ankles, but I was doing it. It was exhilarating. It was a profound moment of insight into my own power. I began practicing headstand everyday, and exactly 70 days later, I was able to get into headstand completely unassisted. I went from never going upside down and being too afraid to even try, to turning my life upside down every day, with intention. I am no longer afraid. I trust myself and my body. I am the strongest I’ve ever been, and I am filled with the deepest gratitude. It's not about the headstand. It's about facing and overcoming fears. It's about the journey of yoga. It's about setting intentions and seeing them manifest. It's about making a commitment to a yoga practice, to myself, to my health, to my life. It's about becoming brave enough to make the changes in my life to be on my path of being my best self. Speaking beyond myself, it's about acknowledging that each of us is strong, even when we think we aren't, and that everyday that we acknowledge our strength, we become stronger. When we make a commitment to ourselves to create and sustain healthy practices, we transform our lives in liberating ways.
About the Logo: The Great Blue Heron you see in the logo is a photo of the Great Blue Heron that Kendra Stenger created as part of her "Circle of Ritual Wonderment", the 23-foot diameter ceramic mosaic that she installed at Mandala Gardens. Kendra not only designed the actual ceramic great blue heron, she also designed the Logo. Thank you, Kendra!