Lilly Bechtel

Lilly Bechtel, founder of Body Song Yoga, is a Writer, Musician, and Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instructor. Since 2006, she has lead yoga and arts workshops in yoga studios, correctional facilities, rehabilitation centers, and veteran’s hospitals. Her creative and non-fiction writing has appeared in various publications, including USA Today and The Huffington Post, and she is the contributing editor of Best Practices for Yoga with Veterans, a book published by the Yoga Service Council in 2016. She currently offers Yoga and Creative Writing Workshops around the country and tours with her band, Night Teacher. To learn more about her work, visit her on IG at @bodysongyoga,@nightteachermusic, or



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