Blue Heron Yoga at Mandala Gardens!
Schedule of Classes
Yoga classes take place year-round in our beautiful Amish Wooden Gazebo atop the terrace overlooking the pond, moongate, infinity arch, and gardens, where deer and the Great Blue Heron often visit. In the colder seasons, our Gazebo is winterized with polyvinyl windows and cast-iron fireplaces. After your yoga class, we invite you to extend your holistic practice by walking our beautiful stone labyrinth. Drop-ins are welcome. No pre-registration necessary. See schedule and packages below.
Blue Heron Yoga is at Mandala Gardens, 1704 N State St., in Marion, Illinois. To be added to our email list and receive direct notification and updates of yoga classes, email us at with "add to email list" in the subject line.
9:30 am - 10:30 am Yin Yoga (followed by optional 30 minute meditation):
This deliciously slow series of poses is sequenced to release old tensions, deepen your stretch and hydrate your tissues. The final savasana integrates the nourishing yin energy so we emerge feeling restored. After the yin yoga class, students may choose to stay for a 30 minute meditation session.
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Hour Yoga--All Levels--Get a midday boost by focusing on yourself, your breath, your body. Poses are sequenced to relax, restore, and rejuvenate your energy.
5:30 pm - 7:00pm All Levels Sivananda Yoga: This class is designed for everyone from yoga beginners to serious yogis. Sivananda Yoga is integral, classical Hatha yoga. The sequence is tridoshic and moves through the seven chakras creating energy balance and flow for optimal health. Modifications and variations are offered so that each individual will enjoy yoga's maximum benefits.
Yoga Rates and Packages:
Drop in Rate: $12.00 per session.
Six Sessions: $65.00
Ten Sessions: $100.00
Private Yoga Session: $50.00 OR Three Private Yoga Sessions $135.00
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: $150 (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 $150 (90 minute sessions)
Areas of focus include nonviolent communication, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, and professional communication
About the Instructor:
Diana Tigerlily, Ph.D., RYT 500, Reiki practitioner, and co-creator of Mandala Gardens, home of Blue Heron Yoga and Mother Oak Sanctuary, creates a safe space for yoga students of all levels to experience optimal harmony, centered awareness, and empowered recognition of their fullest selves. Tigerlily has completed 500 hours of yoga teacher training: 200 hours with Judy Grier of Yoga East Healing Arts Center, emphasizing Hatha Yoga in the Kripalu tradition; and 300 hours as an immersion in the Sivananda tradition at Vastu School of Yoga with Lorrie Conglose and Lal Maharajh. She furthered her studies while a resident at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas. Tigerlily has found affinity and healing through Yoga, and is particularly resonant with Sivananda’s transformational sequence (the Rishikesh Sequence), which has helped her to overcome personal fears and to develop trust. Her intention is to likewise facilitate inner peace, strength, and balance for her students. 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 performance of personal story, spoken word poetry, and Yoga philosophy and practice. At Blue Heron Yoga, Tigerlily teaches Sivananda’s Rishikesh Sequence, Meditation, and Yin Yoga group classes, and she co-teaches the 200 hour yoga teacher training with Lal Maharajh. She offers private yoga lessons, which can include pre-natal yoga, trauma-informed yoga and Yoga Nidra on request; private holistic consultations, Reiki sessions, 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.
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!