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Lydia V

Lydia van Dreel
Hometown: Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Something that's mine: My deep and abiding belief that life is a gift (or my extended version box set of LOTR trilogy).
 

What First Drew You to Yoga and Why?

I had dabbled in yoga for about 20 years but never had a consistent practice. in my mid-40s, I started having intense hip and lower back pain, so I began a more mindful and disciplined yoga practice, intent on understanding the causes of my chronic pain, and that process opened the door to the lifelong benefits of a disciplined yoga practice, both for physical health, and also for mental and spiritual well-being.

 

Teaching Style and Classes Taught

As a class teacher, I try to offer asana practice and appropriate modifications that meet students where they are at. I encourage a deep, contemplative approach to body, mind and breath awareness, while also challenging the physical capacity of every student. I teach vinyasa and core 26 style classes.

 

What You Love About Teaching at SGY

I love teaching at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga because the SGY yoga community is diverse, friendly, and fun! There is room for every body to practice yoga at Sweaty Ganesh Yoga.

Inspirational Quote

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired. Martha Graham



Lydia V instructs the following:
  • Trans/Gender Diverse Dedicated Yoga Class
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  • Community Class
  • This is a donation-based Core 26 or Vinyasa class taught by our very own Teacher Trainee graduates!! It occurs every Sunday at 12:30pm and it is open to everyone, including those who have never been to the studio before.

  • Hot Vinyasa Flow
  • A vinyasa class is a moving meditation. Synchronizing movement, internally and externally, with one's breath, the intention of the class is to place in a special way, one's body, breath, and being in an asana practice. A focus on the integrity of the breath, alignment, and proper modifications and variations are integral to each class so that a vinyasa practice can be accessible for a range of practitioners. Because it is not a one-size-fits-all practice, it is common for practitioners to be doing different expressions of an asana in a vinyasa class. Each class is intelligently sequenced so that each posture prepares the practitioner for the next.