"It has been delightful to mentor and support Lydia in her development as a trauma informed movement facilitator. I've witnessed her carefully tend to her passion and curiosity for learning and embracing a trauma informed lens. Lydia carries the gifts of presence and authenticity, core components for a brave practice space. As a skilled movement facilitator, she has been consistent in her commitment to integrating trauma informed care. For myself as a person who specializes in trauma informed care, I have struggled to find practitioners to practice However, Lydia is someone I subscribe to and return to with frequency, trusting her authentic language of choice and presence."
Nicola Mosley, Trauma Center-Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator and Trainer
“Lydia was the first teacher to help me connect the dots between mega flexibility and over activation within my nervous system. I took some classes with her on the tensegrity series and the practice felt like a tune up and a warm hug: grounding, insulating, and nourishing. Lydia's knowledge about anatomy and her insights into ways we can experientially deepen into our body through curiosity and listening are super helpful - it led me to a stronger awareness of my joint space and connected me more clearly to some of the "noise" my body was producing in motion. One of the things I value most about this practice is how it highlights the relationship between ease of movement, strength, and tensional balance in the body in a way that benefits my whole posture practice as well as other disciplines of movement and physical activity that I take."
Jade Ponech, Yoga Teacher
"For 34 years I have dealt with inflamed joints (autoimmune issues) and countless bike crashes, but once yoga found me, and in particular, since I started working with Lydia’s practices, I feel like I am 18 and sometimes 8 again. I used to take ibuprofen daily, but now I rarely need it. I sleep better, move more freely and powerfully, but also dream of floating to Tadasana or back to Chaturanga Dandasana. I fancy myself a Padawan, learning about prana or the force, and for someone who saw Star Wars in 1977 in the theater, that’s a strengthy feeling."