Lilamayi started practicing meditation in 1985. Since then she’s been practicing meditation, chanting and seva ( selfless service) at meditation centers and ashrams in Japan, India and the United States. She came from Japan to Chicago in 1991. She began hatha yoga practice in 1994. When she met Anusara Yoga® founder, John Friend, in 1997, her body, heart and mind were open and she was interested in his teaching style. Since then she has been studying with John. She is an Anusara-inspired yoga teacher™ and a prenatal yoga teacher. She teaches Anusara-inspired Yoga in public and private classes in Japanese and in English. She also teaches hatha yoga and meditation at Columbia Collage Chicago in the “Spirituality and Empowerment” class with her husband, Bill Hayashi, PhD. She is a Jin Shin Jyutsu® practitioner. She also offers private energy and healing art sessions.