Lydia began practising yoga in 2010 when she was pregnant with her first child. Whilst visiting her GP as a result of being quite physically and mentally unwell during her pregnancy, he suggested that she try yoga as a way to relax. She went straight home, searched online and by luck found an amazing yoga teacher just a couple of roads away from her home. The physical and psychological benefits she got from yoga were really immeasurable and she knew this was now something that would be part of her life forever.
She has since qualified as a Trained Yoga Teacher (200 hour training accredited with IYN), Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher (Special Yoga Foundation and Yoga Alliance), Yoga for Dyspraxia and Dyslexia (Special Yoga Foundation and Yoga Alliance) and also Chair Yoga for Mature Movers (BWY)
Lydia’s teaching is influenced by many lineages of yoga and she enjoys bringing them all together to form her own unique classes. She really believes in the therapeutic healing power of yoga and that, by taking this special time for ourselves, it can have a profound effect on our own lives, and the lives of other beings around us.
Lydia’s adult yoga classes incorporate a mixture of Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow and Restorative Yoga, with the addition of Pranayama, Meditation, Aromatherapy Oils and Relaxation techniques.
Lydia also offers Chair Yoga Classes for the less able bodied in the community, as she believes that adding even some small yoga movements to your life can have positive benefits on both physical and mental health.
Lydia also teaches Yoga and Mindfulness to Children age 2 -12 in school and playgroup settings and has also provided inset day talks for teachers on how they can bring some of the techniques she uses in to their class rooms, something that has been met with rave reviews.
When Lydia isn’t teaching she can be found spending time with her two beautiful children, her loving husband and her two cheeky cats Henry and Martha. She loves to expand her yogic and spiritual knowledge and can often be found with her head in a book or on a new training course or workshop.