O U R  E X P E R I E N C E

Having practiced with numerous world-renowned and lesser-know magical yoga facilitators at Triyoga, Alchemy, Jivamukti and beyond, we explored for many years before training. We played with many styles, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Anusara and Jivamukti. 

We didn't attend teacher trainings to 'teach'; we just wanted to learn more about the practice.

Our greatest teachings have always been those gifted by life and nature.

Our background crafted our teachings and transformation and it continues to have impact.

We are keen to create space for people to remember how to 'feel' again and to recognise that flow is essential. It's really like a 'Happiness Prescription' for us; we share ingredients that can make life brighter and more meaningful. This practice is intensely challenging and the reason we call our sessions 'Lilavati' (Play Light in Sanskrit) is because a heavy dose of lightness is required to get through the practice and all it reveals.

O U R  S T Y L E

We teach Vinyasa; to move synchronistically with breath; so, we flow. Sessions aren't static and even our Yin sessions (which involve pausing in poses for a longer time) involve elements of movement. We do not teach traditional sun salutations or any set sequences. 

We tend to teach a similar flow over a month and we craft sequences from our self-practice.

Our method is slow and strong; it can be challenging and provides space to explore; there are always options; so participants choose the levels/flavours they want to explore. We provide a safe space; with a focus on alignment and a deep respect for the traditional lineage of Yoga. 

B I O

Training is important and you can be safe in knowing that we are both fully Yoga Alliance USA accredited trained and qualified, are fully insured and forever learning. 

 

A list of teacher trainings we have participated in won't really mean anything as life crafts the understanding of this art and our delivery of the teachings. We know from the numerous trainings we've taken over the expanse of well over a decade, that each facilitator interprets the art in a whole unique way.

We are inspired by many.

But mostly by nature; the immense oceans, edges of earth, the depths of it all; sky, sea, trees. 

We love music and magic.

 

Keira is certified advanced and has studied with numerous world-renowned teachers.

With vast experience and exceptional trainings; having spent much time living and learning in India, she is inspired by travel, nature, creativity and explorations on and beyond the mat. Her sessions are slinky, wild and she makes simple feel strong. She weaves classes like art and leaves you feeling reconnected. Many have described her as magic.

 

Maia has also studied with hundreds of teachers and has completed numerous teacher trainings. She believes that the healing power of Yoga will change the world. She loves to read and learn all aspects of Yoga and is deeply inspired by poetry, music and nature. Her sessions are playful and she likes to sprinkle philosophy throughout. Students are inspired by her stories.

 

All lilavati sessions incorporate elements of the traditional practices of Yoga; Sanskrit language, chanting and philosophy. All are delivered with a fresh approach and a recognition of this modern, fast-paced world. They are open to all 'levels'.

 

LILAVATI means ‘to play lightly’ and encompasses our approach to life both on, and off, the mat.

 

Keira & Maia Limania are sisters.

 

Both continuously training & learning on & off the mat.

 

Most importantly, both are in love with, and dedicated to continually learning, growing and sharing the practice in their own unique authenticity.

G R A T I T U D E

There are many that have inspired, supported and looked out for us along the way. Huge gratitude to the following, and those we've forgotten to mention too. To our dearest mama for teaching us to be tough cookies, soft-centred, to be dreamers; we are so grateful to you and for you; gone, but never forgotten. We see you in the stars, the oceans and the wide expanses; free now and rich beyond imagination; we love you. The most important, most beautiful and amazing friend ever; Natalia. We love you too much and pinch ourselves that we could have found a friend so beautiful, so inspirational and such a minx; here's to many more years of mischief, mayhem, laughter and madness. To Lola for being a treasure, Chloe & Marcus; the kindest, hippest peeps, Rico & Marco; our Portu blingest, the attic crew for love, laughter, mayhem and the best family we could wish for. Sootika, Thalia, Tick, Assisi and Truffles; you have our heart. Our four-footed heart-wholesome ones; Gigi La Boo Bear & Sukhino Blu; our most beloved, wild ones. To Bernice for being such generous yoga p.i.c. and starting our journey to wholeness. To Cookies n' Scream, Inspiral, Vantra, Juice Baby and Mr Piadina, Good Life Eatery for literal soul food heaven and fuel. Prim Hill vibes & Camden crews for dreams and inspo galore. To TriYoga, Alchemy & Jivamukti; our faves forever. To Shiva, Duncan, Rachel, Seane & Claire M; special mention to you petite powerhouse; it's only because of you and all your support that we were brave enough to stand up in front of people and share the art we love the most. Martha; for words and inspo; never ever forgotten. To all our fellow students on numerous TTs; we love you; making magic and shattering borders. To Leila, Naomi, Cat, Durga, Emma, Philippa, Nadia, Dina, Claire, Alaric, Alan & Lotte. Huge love to Jean and Stewart; two of the greatest influences in our lives. Such gratitude to Sharon & David. To Deepak, Sudhir, Harry and all our friends abroad for the greatest teachings and for believing in us. To Emma N for being an angel and helping us shift from the old smoke to expansive skies; you deserve so much happiness. And to Leo too ;) Special mention to Lizzie 'Poc' for being a generous, forgiving and genuine friend; much love to you. To the Matspace crew, clients and Poc's family members; hugest embraces. To Sarah R for kind words, believing in us and letting us experiment some wild ideas in a new home from home. To Jules & Richard (and four-footed friends!) for all your support, unspeakable generosity and kindness; not sure we can ever repay you. And Carol; for absolutely everything; we are so lucky to have you in our lives and are so indebted to you.  To those who showed us how not to be, and taught us how to grow and overcome shackles. To all our 'students' for want of a better word; you move us and make magic at every turn, with every breath. You are all our greatest teachers. Especially to Jake & Emma; it's because of people like you, that we keep believing, dreaming and aiming for the stars. Such gratitude to you all. Forever and more, spinning into infinity, sprinkled with light and love xxx 

 

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