Lidia found her treasure when she began practicing yoga to relieve stress from her job as a Market Research Analyst in Irvine, CA. She was quickly drawn to the mental and physical benefits of the practice and realized that sharing this with others is what she wanted to do with her life. After parting ways with her “dream” job, Lidia enrolled in an intensive 200-Hour Teacher Training program at Huntington Beach Hot Yoga in 2011. Soon after Lidia began teaching classes in Orange County, CA.
Given the opportunity to relocate to San Francisco, CA, Lidia completed an additional 200-hour training through YogaWorks led by Michele Klink, E-RYT 500. With an emphasis on alignment and sequencing, the training instilled a deeper sense of asana instruction and Philosophy.
In the Spring of 2014 Lidia finished the 300-Hour Teacher Training Program at YogaWorks San Francisco guided by her mentor Erika Trice, E-RYT 500. Instruction included workshops on injury management, Pranayama and Meditation, Pre/Post-Natal Yoga, and Ayurvedic principles among other topics. Her final project addressed a four week workshop series highlighting yoga for rock climbers. Most recently Lidia completed a 50 hour immersion with Annie Carpenter focusing on Teaching Skills: Seeing, Speaking, and Adjusting in 3D.
Lidia’s main desire is to create a space for students to explore inner awareness and communal connection through focused breath and asana. She believes that prana is the sole connection from body to mind and what allows for a deeper sense of focus. Teachings are influenced from a Vinyasa background and her own personal practice. She has studied with instructors such as Maty Ezraty and Annie Carpenter.
Lidia earned multiple degrees from the California State University, Fullerton in 2007 with a B.A. in Communications and American Studies, and a M.A. in Communications in 2009.
In her free time Lidia enjoys running, rock climbing, and riding her bike.
To find out more about Lidia’s involvement with Headstand, a non-profit organization that works to combat toxic stress in disadvantaged K–12 students through mindfulness, yoga, and character education, visit here.