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 the 200-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 continued 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.
Zen Master Chang is a guest teacher for Origin Yoga & Wellness' Signature Weekend Retreat. Zen Master Chang has been practicing, studying, and teaching meditation for over 25 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.
Carolyn Lu is a guest teacher for Origin Yoga & Wellness' Signature Weekend Retreat. Carolyn is a Taiwanese American yoga instructor specializing in Vinyasa Flow, Acroyoga, and Hatha.
Carolyn started her yoga journey at the age of 15 when she first discovered that she had scoliosis (an "S" shaped curvature of the spine). Through the healing process, she realized yoga was more than just a practice that can restore the physical body. As she built strength with yoga, she started to believe in her own potential to expand her boundaries. To Carolyn, yoga is a life long practice of self discovery and self realization. Since 2014, Carolyn completed 500-hours Yoga Alliance Teacher Training including 300 hours withPatanjali International Yoga Foundation in Rishikesh, India. She continued to study and learn by attending immersions by Acroyoga International, workshop by Kino McGregor, 2 months Ashtanga Vinyasa course in Mysore, India at Sthalam8, and maintains a daily morning Mysore practice under the guidance of Ann Huang at Space Yoga, Taipei. Carolyn's love for yoga also inspired her to co-create Oceansound Yoga Festival, Taiwan's one and only annual 3-day yoga festival! To learn more about Carolyn, please visit her personal page here.