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Dilush Goonetilleke

800 Hr Certified

Edgewater, NJ


About Dilush

Dilush's passion for yoga began as a child — She has been practicing yoga since she was 15 years old. Her Buddhist upbringing introduced her to meditation practices at a very young age. She was already a yoga teacher when she was introduced to Jivamukti Yoga by a friend. She fell in love with Jivamukti method and soon after she earned her 300hr Jivamukti Yoga certification at a month-long residential program in Rhinebeck, NY. She later went on to earn her 800-hour certification in an apprenticeship program at Jivamukti Yoga NYC.

Dilush helps bring students' focus into the present moment by gently guiding them, taking them on a journey into a deeper level of consciousness. She is known for her excellent hands-on assists and meticulously planned vinyasa sequence which always includes Vinyasa, Pranayama, Side Bending, Twisting, Inversions, Standing Postures, Backbends, Forward Bends, Meditation, ending with a relaxing aromatherapy massage. She includes classical yoga teachings as relevant to one's life on and off the mat, breath awareness, flowing vinyasa sequence and alignment exploration.

She allows her students to work at their pace, following the teacher's verbal as well as hands-on guidance. She provides asana options and variations for beginners, intermediate and advanced students, in both private & group settings. She also addresses their health concerns and gives nutritional guidance.

She has many corporate clients in Wall Street, Midtown, Manhattan, and New Jersey. She also works with several doctors in New York City and New Jersey, helping their patients manage diabetes, heart disease, allergies, autoimmune diseases, injuries and many other health issues. In addition, she conducts several nutrition seminars throughout the year across the country.

Certifications and Diplomas:
800-Hour Certification-Jivamukti Yoga
Bachelor's Degree - State University of New York
Certified Clinical Nutritionist
Board Certified by The American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Raw Food Lifestyle Coach