Lydia Smith ~ E-RYT, LMT MA75549 & MT0022030
Finding freedom through touch.
I first developed an interest in healing and helping others as a child growing up in West Africa, where my parents do nonprofit and mission work. I have since developed a deep interest in exploring cultures around the world and their ways of healing and artful expressions. I also love dancing and thai yoga massage feels so much like dancing!
I have spent thousands of hours training in and practicing the healing arts, and I strive to incorporate all I've learned (and what I continue to learn!) in every session and class.
Here are some of my certifications and licenses:
- Colorado Massage Therapist (MT.0022030)
- Florida Massage Therapist (MA75549)
- Certified Advanced SomaVeda™ Thai Yoga Practitioner and Instructor
- NCBTMB Accredited Continuing Education Provider
- Natural Therapeutics Specialist
- NM Certified Colon Hydro-therapist
- Yoga Alliance Certified Continuing Education Provider
- 200HR E-RYT Hatha Yoga Teacher
My education in practicing healing arts began in 2007, when I received my certification as an Iyengar-influenced Hatha yoga instructor from Yandara Yoga Institute in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico. I then graduated from the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics and practiced massage and bodywork until I became certified as a Thai Yoga Therapist in 2011.
In January 2012, I was graciously given the Master's blessing and lineage holder from Dr. Anthony B. James, in the 37th generation of Masters from the Buddhai Sawan Martial & Healing Arts School in Nongkam, Thailand.
In addition to offering private sessions and trainings I currently teach yoga classes at Cherry Creek Athletic Club in Downtown Denver. I recently moved to Vail, Colorado from St. Petersburg, Florida where I taught classes and workshops at re-knowned studios like YogaBlu and The Body Electric Yoga Company. I have collaborated with www.yogaformen.com offering live-streaming online yoga classes (for anyone, not just men). I also lead Thai Yoga workshops, certifications, and retreats. There is so much to explore when it comes to holistic health and compassionate healing! Join me on this journey. It'll be fun :)
I am excited to be collaborating with Sunshine Massage Studio this winter and moving forward. Check us out and the magic we have to offer you this season!