Biography

"LiYana has the appearance and presence of a consummate professional
paired with the soulful depth of a sage."
~ Shannon McCarthy, Artist


LiYana SilverLiYana Silver, CHC, RYT, MaNLP and Relationship Expert, teaches workshop intensives in New York and San Francisco as well as retreats in the Caribbean and abroad. Additionally, she has had a private practice for the past 8 years, coaching and counseling couples and individuals on relationships, sex, intimacy, communication and wellness. LiYana writes a regular column for New York Spirit Magazine, "Enlightened Sex in the City" and has lectured, taught and lead retreats at NASDAQ, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the Golden Gate School of Feng Shui, the School of Visual Arts, St. John's College, Marymount Manhattan, Baruch College, the Atlantic Theatre Company, Clearpoint Retreat Center, Montezuma Yoga Retreat Center and The Juilliard School. LiYana authors and maintains her website, www.ReDefiningMonogamy.com, through which she offers informational products, tele-classes and resources to individuals and couples seeking a down-to-earth approach to ecstatic relationships as well as those seeking to peek – or leap – out of the confining relationship boxes they find themselves in. LiYana splits her time between New York, California, and the Caribbean.

Coming firmly from the Vedic Tantric philosophic view of things, LiYana holds the perspective that being human is not a fallen condition, nor is there anywhere the divine could not be. Through her reverently irreverent work, LiYana is deeply committed to unlocking human potential through appreciation of our humanity and embodiment of our divinity. She gets up in the morning for the alchemy of transforming complex, difficult and emotionally-charged concepts into accessible and instantly usable information, tools, experiences and skills. The abilities to get along with those we love and to have wildly satisfying relationships are only a paper ceiling away. LiYana's secret mission is to cease the relationship warfare caused by our misunderstanding of others as well as ourselves, and to help renovate the power-over-another model into one of true partnership.

LiYana received certification as a Holistic Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, and a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Patterning through NLP Marin. She has taught business coaching to entrepreneurs and small business owners, in private practice and also through the Golden Gate School of Feng Shui in California and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.

Although a fresh voice for redefining relationships for the 21st Century, LiYana has had the great fortune to study with and stand on the shoulders of many a great ancestor. LiYana's background includes training and in-depth study in holistic nutrition and wellness, Vinyasa yoga, Vipassana mindfulness meditation, Re-Evaluation Counseling, child developmental psychology, Neo-Reichian and Neo-Freudian modalities, Neuro-Linguistic Patterning and the Family Systems work of Bert Hellinger. She pays grateful homage to the works of David Deida, Carl Buchheit and Michelle Masters of NLP Marin, Kassy Shecklehoff and all the teachers of Morehouse, Regena Thomashauer (aka Mama Gena), Riane Eisler, Dr. Patricia Taylor, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Joshua Rosenthal of Integrative Nutrition, Landmark Education, Osho, Dolano, Anthony Robbins and her own extraordinary parents.

photo_liyana2On an intentional community in the mountains of northern New Mexico, LiYana was born "out of the box," and was raised with liberal doses of critical thinking and creative encouragement. For the ten years prior to her work in the field of relationships and intimacy, LiYana was a professional modern dancer, throughout the US and Europe, most notably with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York City. She studied art in Siena, Italy and her oil paintings have been displayed upon gallery walls as far uptown as Lincoln Center and as far downtown as an East Village tattoo store. LiYana speaks fairly good Dutch and Italian as well as enough French to have a conversation about love, yet stay out of jail.

LiYana is deeply honored to be in an exquisite, passionate and magical relationship for over 7 years. A living work of art co-created with her fiancee, her relationship has served as workshop, laboratory, crucible and launching pad. And it keeps getting better and better each day. LiYana's vastly varied experiences have served to clarify that intimate, love relationships are a powerful vehicle for full-throttle personal growth and a sacred opportunity to dance with the biggest flirt of all, the divine.


What people have to say about LiYana

image004"You are a wonderment, a lotus in a muddy pond; a glittering, gallivanting delight. I love your finesse, your wildness, your disregard of convention, and your courage."

~ Jena LaFlamme, CHC, RYT, LMT
www.JenaWellness.com


image005"LiYana's teaching style allows me to speak freely and never feel judged. I feel guided by her knowledge and inspired by her spirit. I love and respect her the more I work with her. She planted a beautiful seed in me that I am now cultivating into long and quality relationships, with myself and others. I have never enjoyed myself this much! I have nothing more to say but Thank You."

~ Pina DiPalma, Holistic Health Counselor
pinadip@yahoo.com


image006"LiYana is one of the most articulate, dynamic teachers I have witnessed leading groups. She presents material in a way that is understandable, accessible, and usable; rather than just lists of theoretical concepts, she offers profound, vital information that is easy to integrate into one's life and put into practice. Perhaps because her style is a mix of both the reverent and the irreverent, she is able to create a learning environment that is both light and easy, yet grounded, awe-inspiring and transformational."

~ Manu Butterworth, Director and Founder, Golden Gate School of Feng Shui
www.FengShuiSchool.com


image007"Before I worked with LiYana, I didn't know that people like her existed. She has the appearance and presence of a consummate professional paired with the soulful depth of a sage. I cherish hearing what she says, and being heard by her, because she unveils aspects of me that I myself had never seen. She has an uncanny ability to SEE people.

As a teacher, LiYana has the ingenious ability to transform esoteric principles into concrete, simple, everyday tools. And that makes life better! She has figured out how to take ancient universal teachings and put them into the fabric of our modern life. Wow!"

~ Shannon McCarthy, Artist
www.yourclearpoint.com/shaniworks.html


image008"LiYana Silver is one of the best listeners around. She provides a calm and welcoming space in which to explore the vast and often daunting world of healthy communication in intimate relationships. The insights I gained while working with LiYana continue to affect my life and my relationship. Her excitement, her sensitivity, and her commitment to those she works with,
are amazing!"

~ Megan Brunsvold, Dance and Pilates Instructor

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