The Experience of Inner Peace is the Best Teacher, the Best Medicine, the Best Companion for the Journey of Life
Lydia Chang is the co-founder, wellness director, and principal teacher for the regularly scheduled retreats at Origin Yoga & Wellness. In 2014, Lydia travelled to India and completed 400 hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Training with Patanjali International Yoga Foundation. She dedicated herself ever since to the practice, study, and teaching of yoga. While rooted in classical Hatha Yoga, Lydia continues to deepen her practice and expand the scope of her studies in Ashtanga Yoga and Ayurveda (science of life, mind-body health system).
The essence of Lydia’s teaching is to bring joy, inspiration and inner peace. In this world of constant change, our ability to connect deeply with ourselves shapes our sense of harmony with our surroundings. Students can expect a complete yoga practice at each retreat, including asana (physical postures), pranayama (control of the breath), meditation, and ancient wisdom of natural healing for a truly balanced, grounded, and holistic experience.
To learn more about Lydia, please visit the Co-Founders page and follow her latest updates on our blog.
Zen Master Chang is a guest teacher for Origin Yoga & Wellness. Zen Master Chang has been practicing, studying, and teaching meditation for over 30 years. With a deep understanding of Buddhist scriptures and Dharma philosophy, he approaches meditation as practice to cultivate wisdom, peace, and happiness through understanding of one's true self. He is also the father of Lydia and Edward, our co-founders, and is a source of inspiration behind Origin Yoga & Wellness. A lighthearted and enlightened individual, Zen Master Chang is always happy to enrich visitors with insightful wisdom and spiritual guidance.
Yoanna Pan is a guest teacher at Origin Yoga & Wellness. From humble origins in Taiwan, Yoanna began to practicing meditation at age 10 with her mom. She had a burning desire to see the world beyond the skyline of the city, traveling from east to west. Yoanna picked up tools and techniques from many gurus and guides. Her personal practice caught fire over the course of several extended meditation retreats in her early age. Meditation, mindfulness, yoga and a holistic lifestyle have become the cornerstones of her life, sharing her experiences with a smile and an open heart to those who seek a better way of life.
Ivy Brorsen is a guest teacher at Origin Yoga & Wellness. Ivy grew up in a small yoga studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her parents are both yoga teachers and their love for yoga inspired her to begin her own yoga practice and later on her own teaching practice. Ivy took her first 200 hours hatha and vinyasa teacher training in 2016, and later on studied under Paul Grilley to deepen her practice of yin yoga and chakra meditation. She is now a yoga teacher who focus on physical release, meditation and spirituality throughout her classes. She encourages growth of physical and spiritual self, and hope to help others find back their inner originality.
Too Chan is a guest teacher at Origin Yoga & Wellness. A dedicated student and passionate yogi, Too completed over 500 hours of yoga teacher training in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand and India. She practices and specializes in traditional Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Reiki and Energy Healing. Too's spiritual journey began in 2016 when she decided to followed her heart and leave behind a high paying but unsatisfying corporate job. She courageously braved the unknown and traveled to around Asia to pursue a desire for deeper yoga knowledge and spiritual learning. Finally after a year of immersed learning and soul searching, she fell in love with the serene northern coast of Taiwan and decided to stay. Too continues to share her love for yoga for many local residence and she is one of the favorite yoga teacher in northern coast Taiwan!