About LiYana Silver
“LiYana has the appearance and presence of a consummate professional paired with the soulful depth of a sage.”
~ Shannon McCarthy, Visual Artist, Connecticut
“Working with LiYana has been one of the most helpful, wonderful and live-giving acts of my whole life. Really.”
~ Kacey Kingry, Yoga Teacher, Denver
My short bio:
I have been called many names: “a relationship magician,” “the archangel of intimacy, love, sensuality and evolution,” “…intensely real and human…” “a writer that shakes you awake” “not one of the sheeple” “on the cutting edge of the evolution of beautiful human relationships” “a model for the divine feminine in the real world,” and “an alchemizer of scary shit, turning it into a sunshine lightning bolt of self-actualizing-awesome.”
I’ve also been called a Relationship Revolutionary, Relationship Expert, Master Coach and advocate for switched-on women world-wide.
With help from the letters after my name (MaNLP, CHC, RYT), I get to mentor world-rocking, thought-leading women and men, by honing in on their existing excellence and grafting it on to their relationship lives. I speak nationally on stages grande and petite, have appeared on dozens of radio and TV shows and am a contributing vlog and blog expert for the likes of Huff Po, Forbes and YourTango.com. I also love up my readers through this website, love3point0.com ‘cuz 1.0 and 2.0 aren’t working so well, si?
I’ve got an abundance of bold, fresh guidance for women and their partners, who want to step out of painful patterns and relationship ruts and into partnerships that are strong, sexy, sane and built to withstand the pressures of the 21st Century. Bringing over 10 years of powerful expertise and eclectic experience, I help make the complex actionable. I help restore hope, joy, respect and delight into relationships. I help make the ink that the Goddess of Epic Love uses to write your name across the night sky.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my tribe, my husband, Nathan and our son, Griffin.
My long (we’re talking looooong) bio:
LiYana Silver, CHC, RYT, MaNLP and Relationship Expert. That’s me. I have had a private practice for the past 11 years, coaching and counseling couples and individuals on relationships, sex, intimacy, communication and wellness. With my husband, Nathan, I teach a course for couples, the Pleasure Expansion Technique, a set of communication, energetic and physical practices for … you guessed it … unreasonable amounts of pleasure and enjoyment in relationships and intimacy.
I am a regular contributor for the likes of The Huffington Post, YourTango and New York Spirit Magazine (“Enlightened Sex in the City”). I have lectured, taught and lead retreats at NASDAQ, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the Golden Gate School of Feng Shui, the School of Visual Arts, St. John’s College, Marymount Manhattan, Baruch College, the Atlantic Theatre Company, Clearpoint Retreat Center, Montezuma Yoga Retreat Center and The Juilliard School.
My TV appearances include “Sex, God and Rock & Roll with Stuart Davis” (Boulder CO, November 2008) and “Modern Love with Anton Diaz” (New York NY, October 2008) and my radio interviews include “Sex with Emily” (97.3 FM, San Francisco CA, August 2009), “Sexploration with Monika” (107.3 FM, San Francisco CA December 2009)“Just For Women: Dating, Relationships & Sex (Personal Life Media, December 2007), “The New Man” (Personal Life Media, March 2008), “Sex: Tantra and Kama Sutra” (Personal Life Media, September 2009).
I author and maintain this website, Love3Point0.com, through which I offer informational courses, tele-classes and resources to individuals and couples seeking a down-to-earth approach to ecstatic relationships as well as those seeking to peek – or leap – out of the confining relationship boxes they find themselves in.
Coming firmly from the Vedic Tantric philosophic view of things, I hold the perspective that being human is not a fallen condition, nor is there anywhere the divine could not be. Through my reverently irreverent work, I am deeply committed to unlocking human potential through appreciation of our humanity and embodiment of our divinity. I get up in the morning for the alchemy of transforming complex, difficult and emotionally-charged concepts into accessible and instantly usable information, tools, experiences and skills. The abilities to get along with those we love and to have wildly satisfying relationships are only a paper ceiling away. My secret mission is to cease the relationship warfare caused by our misunderstanding of others as well as ourselves, and to help renovate the power-over-another model into one of true partnership.
I received certification as a Holistic Health Counselor from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I am a Registered Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Alliance, and a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Patterning through NLP Marin. I have taught business coaching to entrepreneurs and small business owners, in private practice and also through the Golden Gate School of Feng Shui in California and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York.
Although a Relationship Revolutionary, I have had the great fortune to study with and stand on the shoulders of many a great ancestor. My background includes training and in-depth study in holistic nutrition and wellness, Vinyasa yoga, Vipassana mindfulness meditation, Re-Evaluation Counseling, child developmental psychology, Neo-Reichian and Neo-Freudian modalities, Neuro-Linguistic Patterning and the Family Systems work of Bert Hellinger. I pay grateful homage to the works of David Deida, Carl Buchheit and Michelle Masters of NLP Marin, Kassy Shecklehoff and all the teachers of Morehouse, Regena Thomashauer (aka Mama Gena), Riane Eisler, Dr. Patricia Taylor, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Joshua Rosenthal of Integrative Nutrition, Landmark Education, Osho, Dolano, Anthony Robbins and my own extraordinary parents.
On an intentional community in the mountains of northern New Mexico, I was born “out of the box,” and was raised with liberal doses of critical thinking and creative encouragement. For the ten years prior to my work in the field of relationships and intimacy, I was a professional modern dancer, throughout the US and Europe, most notably with the Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company in Israel and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet in New York City. I studied art in Siena, Italy and my oil paintings have been displayed upon gallery walls as far uptown as Lincoln Center and as far downtown as an East Village tattoo store. I speak fairly good Dutch and Italian as well as enough French to have a conversation about love, yet stay out of jail.
I am deeply honored to be in an exquisite, passionate and magical relationship for over 9 years. A living work of art co-created with my husband, our relationship has served as workshop, laboratory, crucible and launching pad. And it keeps getting better and better each day. My vastly varied experiences have served to clarify that intimate, love relationships are a powerful vehicle for full-throttle personal growth and a sacred opportunity to dance with the biggest flirt of all, the divine.