Liliane comes from a background in Business, Marketing and Special events and a rich culture, that of Greece. In 1997 she changed fields (and continents) pursuing a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in Northern California while diving in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Transformational Kinesiology (TK)™.
Her studies in TCM focused in Women’s Health and Stress Management, and she became one of the first Diplomates in Asian Bodywork Therapy (Dipl. ABT), passing the board exams of the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
At the same time, the study of the Ageless Wisdom and the practice in the expansion of consciousness became an integral part of her life. Liliane studied directly and completed all training levels in Transformational Kinesiology (TK)™ with Danish founders Grethe Fremming and Rolf Havsboel, and she is one of a handful Educators and Practitioners of this unique modality in US & Europe.
In 1998 Liliane started studying Hatha yoga, first in Newport Beach, CA and then at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA, where she completed extensive Hatha and Raja yoga teachers training and advanced training in meditation and yoga therapy, as well as in Prenatal/Postnatal yoga with Colette Crawford, and Acu-Yoga with Michael Reed-Gach (E-RYT 500).
Liliane maintained a private hands-on practice in Women's Health and Stress Management, including preconception and pregnancy, for over a decade on the West Coast while also teaching Hatha yoga and other specialty mind-body group classes, including continuing education, to hundreds of students.
The greater education and practice ground however have been through her life experiences, and that is what she brings forth through her consulting, teaching and writing. Liliane addresses the holistic totality of our being, the inter-relationship of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects. Her work is unique in that she has a deep understanding of metaphysics, healing and the evolution of consciousness, both from eastern and western perspectives, which she combines with practical day to day tools to facilitate personal development and holistic living.
Liliane writes and teaches about the role of creativity, personal development and intimate relationships in feminine leadership, and she mentors women creatives, health professionals and social entrepreneurs on staying aligned with their purpose and life's work while effecting successfully the transformation they envision.
Liliane is on the Board of Planet Coexist Global Council, and served on the Board of Directors of Women In Film (WIFV-DC), 2013-2015. While living in Washington, DC, Liliane also facilitated Q&A sessions for UN Women film screening events focusing on gender issues and women’s empowerment, and she was a Film reviewer for DC Shorts & DC Independent Film Festivals.
- Academic studies include: MA in Transpersonal Psychology, Doctoral studies in Traditional Naturopathy (PhD-Candidate), Post-graduate Diploma in International Business, BSc in Management & Organizational Behavior.
- Other specialized studies include: Touch For Health, Stress Release and Wellness Kinesiology with Dr. Wayne Topping, Dreamwork Group facilitation with Rev. Jeremy Taylor, Nature of the Soul with Joyce Muraoka and NS Teachers Training with Georgia Lambert, Esoteric Astrology with Heidi Robbins, Spiritual Creativity/Esoteric Philosophy with William Meader.
What is Holistic Integration:
The journey to health and wholeness is multifaceted and by no means can we grasp it by looking at our diet, exercise or meditation practice alone. There is much more that works synergistically and holistic integration is the key.
My teaching, writing and group facilitation comes from the synthesis of different systems and modalities that I have personally experienced, studied extensively and worked with professionally for over two decades. Each one can be a healing system on its own, however the synthesis of all is greater than the individual parts. Here is a brief description of these systems:
Transpersonal Psychology; moving beyond the personal (self) in the understanding of who we are, realizing that we are multidimensional beings full of potential and free will. This is one of the latest schools of thought in the field of Psychology with great representatives such as Carl Jung, Roberto Assagioli, Ken Wilber, Stanislav Grof, Frances Vaughan, Stanley Krippner, Michael Murphy, et.
Consciousness Studies; one of Transpersonal Psychology's tracks that has gained popularity over the last decades with research and work done and demonstrated through the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Dr. Masaru Emoto, Bruce Lipton, Candace Pert, and also seen in films such as "What the bleep..." and "The Secret". Topics that are explored include "becoming aware of all that is," "we influence all that is around and within us by what we think, do and say," "our cells are a microcosm of the macrocosm," and lastly, that "by shifting our focus from the individual to the society and humanity as a whole, we can bring change and create the world we want to live in."
Transformational Kinesiology (TK)™ was developed by Grethe Fremming and Rolf Havsboel, founders of Polaris International College in Denmark, and is part of an extensive Life Coach training program. TK is an incredible tool for consciously and intentionally engaging in the process of our own personal and spiritual awakening, and facilitating the growth and spiritual awakening of others.
TK combines the art of muscle testing with the science of subtle energies, and utilizes the principles of Transpersonal Psychology and the Seven Rays, Holistic Counseling, Esoteric Astrology and Vibrational Healing.
This unique energy balancing modality is inspired by the Ageless Wisdom as it is described in the works of Torkom Saraydarian, Alice Bailey, Sri Aurobindo, Paramahansa Yogananda, Patanjali, Grace Cooke, Helena Roerich, David Tansley, Roberto Assagioli, Lucille Cedecrans and others.
In the modern era, principles of this work are seen in the fields of Quantum and New Physics, in Vibrational Medicine and in Psychoneuroimmunology.
Traditional Chinese Medicine; a 2,000+year old healing tradition (complete medical system) based on the interplay of nature and yin-yang, seeing the self as a microcosm of the larger macrocosm we humans are a part of. Chi, or universal energy, sustains and penetrates every living organism. Health is the result of equilibrium and balance of this energy, whereas disease arises when this energy gets stuck, changed, restricted, etc.
Natural Health or Traditional Naturopathy; Is a concept birthed in Ancient Greece, the later name describing a philosophy and healing system based on trust in the natural order of life and the self-regulating potential of a human being. Healing is based on the forces of the Sun, Air, Water, Nutrition, Rest and Exercise, along with the balance of emotions and thoughts. "Man Know Thy-Self" concept underlying healing at all levels. Nature has all we need to be balanced and healthy. The use of herbs and homeopathy, along with vibrational essences complete an organic process.
Raja Yoga; the Royal or Eight-fold Path to Enlightenment. Its eight steps trace a systematic path of regulation and control from the dense form (physical body), to the subtle (the senses), to the subtlest (the manifestations of the mind). In other words, Raja Yoga is involved with the physical, mental and spiritual realm, and its eight steps lead an individual to the full realization of the Self.