Liana Romulo’s interests lie in working with deeply ingrained patterns of emotional, mental, and physical holding. She has been a yoga practitioner since 2004 and a student of pranayama since 2007. Her principal teachers, Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor, are an enduring source of inspiration and illumination. With them Liana studies Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga within the broader context of Sanskrit, chanting, meditation, anatomy, philosophy, Buddhism, and pranayama. Liana began her yoga journey in the Philippines, her birthplace. She spends a few weeks every year with Richard and Mary, recently traveling to attend their retreat in Thailand, where she lived as a young teen.
She follows the pranayama lineage of Swami Kuvalayananda, founder of the Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute in India. Liana has completed more than 800 hours’ formal training under O.P. Tiwari, who was Kuvalayananda’s student and who is respected internationally as a pranayama master. She also receives pranayama guidance from Richard Freeman and sometimes, too, Paul Dallaghan, who introduced her to the practice.
She received Tiwariji’s blessing to share the pranayama practice with others in 2012. Liana looks forward to traveling again to India to take part in his Anusthan course this September.
Liana is also a certified provider of TRE ® – a revolutionary body-based technique designed to dissipate tension, alleviate stress, and resolve trauma in a safe way.