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 locally, nationally and internationally. She draws upon her diverse education and experiences to create a safe space and address the unique needs and goals of each individual, one-on-one, online, and in group classes. 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 is currently pursuing 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, feminism, Yoga philosophy and practice, meditation, and Yoga Nidra. She is the recipient of Southern Illinois University's 2021 Teaching Excellence Award. Open to the public, Tigerlily also teaches Sivananda’s Rishikesh Sequence, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, and Yin Yoga group classes. She offers face to face and online private yoga lessons, Yoga Nidra, Reiki sessions, holistic wellness consultations, Yoga Teacher Trainings, and is also available for communication consulting, coaching, and editing work. As a registered Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, Tigerlily offers workshops at area studios for attendees to earn continuing education credits. Tigerlily continues to be inspired by the Great Blue Heron as she deepens her yoga journey.