Lilly Bechtel

Lilly Bechtel, founder of Body Song Yoga, is a certified Kripalu and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga instructor and freelance journalist with 10 years of experience offering arts and yoga programs in correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers and veteran’s hospitals. Her writing has been published in USA Today, The Brooklyn Rail, Catalyst Wedding Co., Public Books and The Faster Times. Lilly is also the contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans, a book published by the Yoga Service Council in 2016. Currently living in her hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, Lilly is the co-founder of Union Yoga, a small business offering yoga retreats for weddings and special events.

Latest from Lilly Bechtel

October 31, 2018 Editor's Pick

How Ancient Spells helped me Face the parts of life that Terrified Me.

December 23, 2017

Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans: Healing an American Divide.

May 19, 2015

The Non-Profit Yoga Studio: The American Dream with a Twist.

November 12, 2014

Body Song Yoga: Listen to Yourself.

March 12, 2014

Using Yoga as PTSD Therapy: An Interview with Renee Champagne.

May 15, 2013

PTSD is a Natural, Human Response to Disordered Events: An Interview with Chris Eder.

February 15, 2013

Yoga Offers a Landing Zone to Returning Veterans: An Interview with Reeves Petroff.

November 13, 2012

Healing Trauma’s Heart: An Interview with Richard Miller, founder of iRest.

August 9, 2012

The Freedom of Self-Control: An Interview with Judy Weaver.

July 19, 2012

The Common Ground is Breath: An Interview with Paul Zipes, Founder of Yoga for Vets.

July 3, 2012

Alchemy of Opposites: An Interview with Robin Carnes.

June 22, 2012

Yoga Heals Unseen Injuries: An Interview with Annie Okerlin.

June 1, 2012

Armoring Down with Mindfulness: An Interview with Iraq Veteran Ben King.

May 22, 2012

Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: An Interview with David Emerson.

December 1, 2011

Yoga and Blame; Lessons from Prison