Lydia is a group fitness instructor based in Portland, OR who is committed to bringing a little more sweat and laughter into everyone's lives.
As a teenager, Lydia loved to run and practiced and taught tae kwon do. After a knee injury sidelined her for months, she discovered functional movement practices and learned that stretching is awesome. While living in Montreal as a college student, (and dealing with severe health issues), she slowed it down and focused solely on yoga, studying Iyengar and Ashtanga yoga simultaneously, learning breath, focus and alignment from two very different styles of yoga.
Lydia moved to Portland in 2010 where she began to practice power vinyasa yoga, trained and performed as a tribal bellydancer and found Booty Luv® Fitness. Her increased interest in health & wellness lead her to multiple yoga teacher trainings through CorePower Yoga (200 hour Power Yoga, Teacher Training Extensions and Level 2 Teacher Training) and becoming certified to teach Booty Luv® from Heather Craig. In the Spring of 2018 she took Spin Teacher Training through Mob Cycle. Now she teaches Booty Luv® Fitness, Power Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Sculpt and an core-focused class, Ab Attack, in the Portland area with an emphasis on functionality and fun.
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