Lydia Profile 1_

Lydia Zamorano is an enthusiastic and passionate yogini and mother.
Although she is somewhat of an advanced asana specialist, her key
interests lie in the transformative power of the practice facilitated
by meditation and self inquiry. Her classes offer a depth to them
because of this, and she is known for the kindness of her approach.
She is director of The Dedicated Practitioner Yoga School, which
offers retreats and  teacher trainings in Canada, and she teaches
globally online, by means of the  website yogaanytime.com. She resides
with her beautiful family in Canmore, Alberta.


yogini education:

e-ryt 500 yoga teacher with the yoga alliance – trauma informed with the trauma center and TCTSY

200 hour vinyasa teacher training was with mary-jo fetterly and jennifer steed

2 trips to the ashtanga research institute and the ananda research Institute (sanskrit, philosophy, meditation). south india

3 weeks study with rolf and marci naujokat, goa, india

200 + hours teacher training with richard and mary freeman

ashtanga advanced teacher intensive with richard and mary freeman and roshi joan halifax

3 weeks study with angela farmer and victor van kooten

international vijnana yoga certification – 800 hr, 3 year program (and now mentors teachers going through the vijnana canada 800 hour program)

co founder and director of the yoga studio squamish co-op – 4 years

co founder of the howe sound women’s centre karma yoga program – for women and childern. squamish, bc – 4 years

leading mindfulness sessions for children at the vancouver canuck place children’s hospice

core user and product developer for patagonia yoga clothing

lydia has written articles for yoga journal and gripped magazine

(thanks for all your support patagonia!)

(gioia irwin)

(lydia and angela farmer)

“the practice resonates with me from a different place than the outer physical body which is what I feel that my body needs at this time. lydia has a wonderfully descriptive way guiding you through the subtleties of the practice…for example visualizing holding a portabella mushroom under your arm to describe how to keep the arms loose and dynamic! i also appreciate her approach of ‘all poses are possible’ and she then guides us on how to gently come into what can be the most challenging poses at times. lastly, the extensive knowledge on breath work that was shared helped to go past the outer physical body.”

(anonymous canmore resident)