Lily Dwyer Begg

Lily has taught yoga since 2005 in California. A recent transplant, she has taught in yoga studios internationally, worked with an NBA basketball team, an NCAA diving team, professional dance companies, and therapeutically with private clients as well as creating the volunteer organization wOMen's yoga collective, which offers free weekly yoga classes to homeless women and children. Lily studied with Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Don and Amba Stapleton, David Moreno, yoga for scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller, Ayurveda with Kameko Shibata, and Prenatal yoga with Marisa Toriggino. She is a California licensed massage therapist and has studied anatomy with Art Riggs, Thomas Myers, and Narelle Carter-Quinlan. Prior to moving to Baltimore, she worked as a professional modern dancer with the San Francisco troupe, LEVYdance. For more information, visit


Lily Dwyer Begg instructs the following:
  • Hot Vinyasa 2 [h]
  • [h] Heated.

    Turn up the heat on your favorite flow class. Hot Vinyasa is held in a heated room warms your body for deeper opening and cleansing. The muscles, tendons and ligaments may become supple as you work to sweat out toxins. All levels of practitioners are welcome, but those with conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disorders, eating disorders, sleep deprivation, or pregnancy should consult their doctor first about the safety. Please bring a water bottle and a towel.

  • Prenatal Yoga 1
  • Great for moms-to-be! Prepare for birth and keep your body fit at the same time. Let your worries melt away and enjoy! Postpartum moms and those trying to conceive are welcome.

    Level 1, or 1 Diamond, classes are suitable for beginners who are looking for a slower paced, more descriptive experience. The class will help you develop body awareness, learn the basic postures (asanas) and their modifications. The emphasis on proper alignment will help you build strength slowly and safely. Learn yogic breathing and how to link breath with movement. Have fun in this informative class.

  • Hot Yoga Express 2 [h]
  • Is finding 90 minutes in your day for yoga a challenge? No worries -we offer Vinyasa Express: A condensed, fast paced vinyasa practice with an upbeat vibe. Lengthen, strengthen, tone and breathe, getting the most out of your practice in just 60 minutes of mindful effort. Level 2, or 2 Diamond, classes are suitable for intermediate students. The basic postures are expanded to include more difficult variations and may be described with less detail. The class will flow at a faster pace and the asanas will be held longer. The classes introduce more advanced breathing techniques and concepts in yogic philosophy including the energetic body.

  • Reclaim Your Center: Mama Yogini
  • 3 sessions, Sun May 7, 14, 21
    Fells Point
    $75 Full, $30 each
    1807 Thames Street, Baltimore, MD 21231 800.336.9642 x 12

    This workshop is perfect for mothers with infants, babies or toddlers (0-2 years old) seeking a smart way to recover their deep core strength and reclaim their yoga practice after pregnancy and childbirth.

    Come sneak away to the yoga studio after your little ones are sleeping and learn about your postpartum body and how to stay safe, smart and strong on the mat and beyond! Take the time to get to know your ever-changing, incredible body and how you can best adapt your yoga practice to receive maximum benefit. Postnatal yoga is a wonderful way for moms to mindfully rebuild abdomininal and pelvic floor strength, tone and strengthen muscles, relieve sore achy hip and back joints, open the chest and shoulders, step into strength and self-power, create space when feeling stretched thin from all the responsibilities of modern motherhood, and cultivate community!

    With busy mom's needs in mind, our time together is practical, concise and results-oriented. Strong, post-partum safe yoga practice will progress and up-level each week as your strength builds. Mom will have a 15 minute daily yoga plan emailed to her each week so she can continue to strengthen and get results through a committed but do-able home practice.

    This will be a child-free environment.

    Though she has had a committed practice since 2000, Lily Dwyer Begg’s most profound, direct, earthy, transcendent, and soul-altering experience of yoga in her lifetime was giving birth to her son Blaise in 2013. Lily has taught yoga since 2005 in Berkeley, CA; Berlin, Germany; and Baltimore, Maryland. Her work has brought her to work with hundreds of pregnant and postpartum mothers, in yoga studios internationally, with an NBA basketball team, an NCAA diving team, and to homeless women and children. Lily studied with Shiva Rea, Ana Forrest, Don and Amba Stapleton, David Moreno, yoga for scoliosis with Elise Browning Miller, Ayurveda with Kameko Shibata, Prenatal yoga with Marisa Toriggino, and Yoga for the Female Pelvic Floor with Leslie Howard. She currently makes her home in Baltimore with her husband, Aaron and son, Blaise where she is the director of the YogaWorks Baltimore Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training.
    Full payment is required to reserve a space in workshops. All workshops are non-refundable. Cancellations made two weeks or more prior to workshop start date will be issued store credit. No store credit will be given for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop start date. YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to this event.