Hello! If we haven't met yet, I'm LiYana Silver. Author of Feminine Genius. Speaker. Teacher. Coach. I am a torch-holder for a world-to-be in which the epidemic of women's self-doubt & self-hate has completely dissolved. Where it’s as natural as breathing to be the self-trusting, brilliant being you are meant to be. For the past two decades, I have had the honor and joy to work with brave, big-dreaming women ready to become the women they’re meant to be. No more self-warring. No more good girl. No more over-performing and under-receiving. No more living a life that doesn’t feel like yours. No more biting your tongue, swallowing your principles, or silencing what you know to be true. It’s time for you to be you. Unshakably You. Doing the work you’re here to do. Loving the people who matter to you. Living the beautiful, meaningful life of your dreams. Even if that means deviating from the dreams — or unfair expectations or limiting cultural roles — that other people had for you. So yes, that means we’re going to take a journey together. This is for The Women Who Have Seen Some Sh!t Breakups. Burnout. Big Career Decisions. Identity questions. Divorce. Re-finding yourself after divorce. Becoming a mother. Not becoming a mother. Post-partum. Pandemic. Health crisis. Existential crisis. Dark nights of the soul. You know who you are: a woman who has been through some sh!t … and is still standing. And ready. I’ve come through it, too, and that’s seasoned me as a guide. My own experience reaching down into the depths – because that’s always where the gold is – to find my own self-trust, self-confidence, purpose, and wisdom is one of the reasons I wrote Feminine Genius. Because I know that it isn’t just me. It’s all of us. At every turn, our culture invalidates women. Relentlessly. From every possible angle. We’re trained to shrink down, to dim our light — so much so that we internalize it and forget who we truly are: powerhouses. OR: we get incentivized to play down our intuition, our femininity, and our true values. We’re asked to do it all … and do it just like men. Which can take a toll on our souls, our health, and our relationships. In either case: we’re following a script instead of being the women we’re meant to be. And that’s not good enough for me. It’s not good enough for you, either. It’s time for you to reclaim your voice and your life… It’s time to get out of burnout and into your Feminine Genius… So you can become the woman you’re meant to be. Finally. More About LiYana I help brave, big-dreaming women answer life’s most irresolvable questions — the ones that define who you are and shape how you live your life. For over two decades, I have been an interdisciplinary coach and teacher, artfully facilitating retreats and online classes, guiding both groups and individuals through deep transformation. My book, Feminine Genius, was nominated for Foreward Review’s 2017 Book of The Year award. My (eyebrow-raising) work has been featured in the likes of Forbes, the Huffington Post, Yoga Journal, and Jezebel Fortune 500 leaders, mothers returning to work or balancing career & family, edge-cutting entrepreneurs, business professionals, artists, healers (and a shaman or two), have all been clients in my 20+ years of private practice I offer immersive, multi-month 1:1 Transformational Coaching with a few select women at any given time. This breakthrough methodology, developed and refined over the past 20 plus years, is the work that truly changes everything. Once a year I convene a small-group women’s embodiment mastermind called Meant to Be that can help you source your inner guidance, let loose your desires & claim the delicious divinity of your body. I teach a course called Mining for Gold in a Dark Night of the Soul that can help you move through life’s toughest times and develop the skills to rise up luminous. I am a certified master practitioner of Transformational Neuro-Linguistic Programming I am certified as a Holistic Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition & the American Association of Drugless Practitioners I am a registered yoga teacher through the Yoga Alliance. I draw upon my training in childhood developmental psychology, emotional literacy, compassionate communication, human sexuality, body-based meditation, holistic nutrition, and somatic trauma resolution, as well as my first career as a contemporary dancer, performing in 6 countries on 3 continents over 10 years. I speak at corporations, colleges and conferences, and have appeared on dozens of radio & TV shows, and even more podcasts. I had a 10-year career as at professional modern dancer, performing on the humble streets in France & Italy and on grand stages in Amsterdam, Israel, and New York City’s Metropolitan Opera. See some Danceworks. I paint in oils and am working on a series titled, Her 99 Names. See some Artworks. Born in Taos, New Mexico, I now live in the bosom of the Blue Ridge mountains in Asheville, North Carolina with my son and our two cats, Smudge and Kalila. What all of that means for you is this: I’m deeply trained & experienced in what it takes to create lasting behavioural change on all levels: mind, body, soul. So when you’re ready to cultivate your Feminine Genius and become the woman you’re meant to be… I’m ready for you. Welcome.