As a teenager, Lydia loved to run and practiced tae kwon do. After a knee injury sidelined her for months, she discovered functional movement practices, such as yoga. While living in Montreal as a college student she studied Iyengar and Ashtanga simultaneously, learning breath, focus and alignment from two very different styles of yoga.
Lydia moved to Portland in 2010 where she practiced vinyasa, dance and Booty Luv. This lead to her taking yoga teacher training through CorePower Yoga and learning to teach Booty Luv from Heather Craig. Now she teaches Booty Luv in the Portland area with an emphasis on functionality and fun.