Suzanne Lillian Roche
Lilly is an occupational therapist trained in yoga & meditation, Ayurveda wellness, expressive arts therapy, and sound healing. She founded Soul Embodied as a way to merge the diversity of her training into a platform that invites the essence of you to be lived through your day to day life.
Lilly currently specializes in:
Parts Work – Nervous System Regulation Collective Healing Voice Empowerment Creative Expression
In 2013, Lilly earned a Master in Occupational Therapy and Minor in Psychology from Western Michigan University. From 2013-2020 she worked as an Occupational Therapist specializing in older adult and end of life care. During her career as an Occupational Therapist, she witnessed deep suffering that her formal educational training did not prepare her to walk alongside to assist in its’ transformation.
This perceived gap in awareness and knowledge led her to continue her education in the fields of yoga & meditation and end of life care. In 2014, she completed her RYT 200 Yoga Teacher Training Program in the style of Hatha Tantric Yoga and Meditation with Karina Ayn Mirsky. In 2015, she competed her RYT 300 Ayurvedic Yoga Teaching Training Program with Kemako Shibata. In 2016, she completed a two year chaplaincy certification at Upaya Zen Center with Roshi Joan Halifax. During this time, she taught yoga classes, one two one sessions, and volunteered with Hospice of Southwest Michigan.
With many years of a committed yoga practice, Lilly began to experience an emergence of creativity, self awareness, and deepening connection to the land. She turned toward music, movement with breath, writing, art, and herbalism as ways to rekindle her wholeness, well being, and vibrancy for life. In essence she reconnected with the foundational principles of Occupational Therapy which use arts, crafts, and movement as meaningful engagements for healing.
To more skillfully blend these fields of practice into emerging science, she completed a Trauma-Sensitive HeartMath Certification and Practitioners Biofield Tuning Training Certification. She recently complete a certification in Yoga Mind Set coaching which blends Internal Family Systems Theory (IFS) inspired Parts Work with Classical Yoga.