I can't tell you how much you have helped me, Lilly.... My husband commented how much happier I am. I have more energy, increased optimism for life and increased overall well-being. Thank you so very, very much.
--Joeva Merrion, Licensed Massage Therapist
I’m amazed by how much better I feel after just 2 lessons. I’ve let go of so much tension.... I’m sleeping better than I can remember in years.... The shoulder pain I’d had for 8 years is almost gone.... The TMJ pain and headaches I’d had for over 35 years are gone.
I’m more aware of what I’m doing in my body, and more aware in general. Our work has been transformative-- I have never experienced such relaxation and ease in my body. Thank you for what you’ve taught me, Lilly!
--Kathy Paradis, Licensed Professional Counselor
Last night and this morning I looked in the mirror and both shoulders are now level with each other. I have not felt such a release in 30 years. I never expected this kind of transformation to happen so quickly and with such little effort.
--Steve Romer, Architect, Artist
It's about getting out of your own way and letting your body re-learn its natural processes... I often laugh with Lilly because the learning is like child's play, simple and fun, but profound.
--Ann Strange, Old Harp Singer
This work astounds me, and your gift as a teacher is simply enlightened. My back, and my attitude toward life have taken an upswing. After months of hurting, with occasional horrible stabbing pain, I now have ZERO pain in my back. Now when I do my yoga practice, ...I’m more fully experiencing all the poses....I have an incredible sense of joy!
Thank you for all you do for me! You have been instrumental in changing my life!
--Georgi Schmitt, Teacher of Dance and Music
You are the most positive teacher I have ever had. You gently point me in the right direction. Thank you for your patience in continuing to remind me to let go of judgment and look for the ease.
Your calmness and unhurried approach help me to settle down and not be so anxious.
--Dee Nichols, Board of Directors, Oasis Institute
I didn’t expect my first lesson to be so powerful…I discovered that the proper use of the body is more subtle than I realized, and easier.
My singing voice in church the next morning was unusually clear. And the first tai chi set I did after the lesson was more gentle and free than any I could remember.
Thank you for the transformative lesson!
--Jenny Arthur, M. Div., Community Minister
I started working with Lilly because of the pain that I had in my arms. Sometimes the pain was very severe, making it hard to sleep. I had worked with a chiropractor and a massage therapist for several months and I could not get rid of the pain.
I'm glad I kept looking for the right answer. Using the Alexander Technique has completely eliminated the pain, and the tightness in my muscles went away. I cannot thank Lilly enough for her help.
--Jerry Gardner, Accountant, Ballroom Dancer
In 1990, I was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, an inherited condition that predisposes me to emphysema.
In 2008, my pulmonologist told me that my lung capacity had dropped significantly, and she suggested that I consider weekly intravenous infusions for the rest of my life. I began working with Lilly and she taught me how to breathe very differently. Now my breathing is much easier. In January 2009, much to the surprise of my physician, my lungs had regained the capacity that they had three years earlier!
--Don Thompson, PhD, Executive Director, Friends of Tennessee’s Babies with Special Needs
Lilly has a great depth of knowledge and skill upon which to draw and yet she remains open and curious and lively in each lesson and in her life.
She respects her students and has a humility that is calming and a sense of humor that is up-lifting.”
--Meredith McIntosh, Alexander Technique Teacher, Old Time Musician
I'm a violinist who experienced severe TMJ and went through dozens of doctors and treatments with no results. With Lilly’s help, I am now able to play violin again. What's more, I met a wonderful, kind, and caring person through the process.
--Lili Sarayrah, Violinist