Owner, Restorative and Corrective Exercise Specialist, Pilates/Yoga/Aerial Yoga instructor, Licensed Massage Therapist and certified Personal Trainer.
Lydie's specialty is in corrective exercise and techniques to increase physical fitness to improve movement, flexibility, balance and muscle tone. She has over 25 years experience in medical/neuromuscular therapy, a variety of massage therapies and lymphatic drainage.
Lydie holds a Master’s Degree in Physical Education and Sports Physiology (specialty in Gymnastics) and is a former physical education and gymnastics coach for the French Ministry of Education and the French International School in Washington, DC. She speaks English, French and Spanish.
Lydie currently holds 12 international medals in Waterskiing, and has ranked 12th in the world in Tricks skiing open women division. She was four times Gold medalist at Worlds over 35 year old in Tricks and Slalom (2000, 2014, 2016), Bronze medalist at Open European Championships (2001), US National champion (2014 and 2015), as well as holding a number of French and European water-skiing titles and medals.
Certifications & Trainings:
- American College of Sports Medicine
- Classical Pilates Instruction (600 hours)
- Yoga Kripalu (200 hours)
- Active Facilitated Stretching (Aaron Mattes)
- Red Cord Suspension Training
- Aerial Trapeze Yoga Training
- CHEK L2 Corrective Exercise Kinesiology
- MPS Microcurrent Pain Therapy
- St. Johns Neuromuscular Pain Institute
- Mackenzie Back Protocol for Low Back Pain
- Wat Poh Thai Yoga
- Medical Massage Training
- Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage Training
Maria Velez – Pilates Instructor
Maria is fully trained in Classical Pilates Education and works with both new and experienced students. Maria is enthusiastic in sharing the many benefits of Pilates, as well as demonstrating new and playful ways to use the equipment for those who want to go further. Maria’s classes are fun-filled and enjoyed by all her students of any level. Maria is a graduate of the Universidad Pontificia (Medellin, Columbia) and speaks English and Spanish.
Heather Champion – Yoga Instructor
Heather is a registered yoga instructor with over 10 years of experience. Beginning yoga or advanced yoga to aerial yoga and Acro partner yoga – Heather is an expert guide and will consider your personal needs in every class.
Heather has studied with yoga masters Sri Dharma Mitttra, Elysabeth Williamson, Gina Lee and Lex Giliam and is a Registered Yoga Teacher
Heather teaches our Children’s Yoga – an excellent after-school program directed to teaching concentration, focus, demeanor along with the exercise benefits of yoga. Overstimulated, anxious or unfocused kids or grandkids? Children’s Yoga will give them new tools to slow down and regain focus. Heather’s counselling background is a real plus with kids.
Heather is certified in Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Principle Based Partner Yoga used to treat individuals with a variety of problems including anxiety, depression and other emotional issues. Heather is available for counseling sessions, both traditional and yoga-inspired.