About Lily & Umiani
I am a Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and Holistic and Integrative life and health coach and yoga teacher. I also work with the cacao plant and facilitate ceremonies with meditation and sound.
My journey with nutrition and wellbeing began after spending several years with anorexia, bulimia, compulsive over eating, depression and anxiety. The stress this caused on my physical and emotional wellbeing was so significant and debilitating to the point that I was critically ill and in a life threatening situation. This experience, along with the long healing journey I have been on and continue to follow today has shaped and formed my ability to work with clients and encourage and help others on their own physical, emotional and spiritual healing journeys.
During my own journey, I found that my response to allopathic medicines and mainstream therapies were unable to and I ended up feeling more unwell due to the various physical and mental side effects. Feeling failed by the system, I decided to take control of my own healing journey and this began with turning to natural foods, holistic medicine and alternative therapies such as hypnotherapy, accupunture and herbalism to help me transform my emotional and physical health and wellbeing. With patience and care, slowly I began to find balance with my relationship with food and my body and my anxiety and depression faded away.
I found that integrating and combining multitude of different naturopathic, holistic and simple lifestyle tools provided the catalyst for this journey and I began to to find joy, peace and freedom in my life that I didn't know were possible.
I went on to study nutritional therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine as well as train in Reiki, a 200 hr Mystical Yoga teacher training and have taken a number of other trainings in CBT, NLP, EFT, meditation as well as shamanic training.
Through my personal experience and journey I have experienced first hand that healing comes through the combination of physical, emotional and spiritual self-development.
It is a gift to be able to share my knowledge and help people transform their health, connect to themselves and their bodies to facilitate their own growth and transformation.
‘Umiani’ is the name given to me by my South American indigenous teachers that I visit regularly in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. It represents growth and transformation, which is what I believe everybody is capable of experiencing and it it my calling and my gift to be able to help facilitate.