Originally from Taipei, Taiwan, Lydia started dancing at age 17 and moved to New York City at age 24 to pursue her dreams in dance. She holds a Bachelor degree in Dance and Education and a master degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Hunter College in New York. Lydia continuously gravitates toward the study of movement, both of body and mind. In 2011, she completed 200-hour and Restorative Yoga teacher training at Om Yoga Center under the mentorship of Cyndi Lee, Frank Mauro, and Joe Miller. In 2016 she finished 300-hour teacher training with Flannery Foster, the founder of Goodyoga in Brooklyn and assisted the 200-hour teacher training program with Ms. Foster. Lydia studied Ashtanga Mysore with Amy Priya, which established a deeper practice both physically and mentally. She also studied with Juliana Mitchell and completed a prenatal yoga teacher training in 2018.
When Lydia’s parents both passed away suddenly from cancer, she decided to study with Tari Prinster, the founder of Y4C (Yoga for Cancer) and became certified in teaching the Y4C methodology to help more cancer patients and survivors to improve their quality of life in dedication to her parents. Since Lydia has been working with special needs children and seniors, she has developed unique insight and patience to work with various populations. Lydia teaches thoughtful, organic sequences using subtle language to articulate precise alignment cues and mindful hands-on adjustments to guide and deepen each student’s individual practice. She remains ever grateful for all her teachers’ compassion, knowledge, and love. Lydia hopes to share all that she has learned both on and off the yoga mat, as well as to provide a space where students are challenged and encouraged to find gratitude, awareness, and balance.back to teachers