About Founder

Lidija Martinović Rekert



I was born in a small tribal country, Montenegro,  in the south of Balkans leading into Adriatic Sea.

I immigrated to Canada in a midst of a civil war (ex Yugoslavia)  with a three year old daughter in 1995, after graduating in Special Education from the University of Belgrade, and receiving extensive training in Counselling  Psychology and  Gestalt Therapy.

Initially, I worked as a Refugee Officer (YVR) and Settlement Counsellor (ISS), and in 2001 became a full-time Yoga & Meditation teacher and Holistic Thersapist in private practice.

As a Yoga teacher  trainer, I offer on-going somatic education, privately and in group as well as training for individuals and professionals who seek to integrate body and mind as a whole. As a part of my body work offerings, I practice Biodynamic Cranio-sacral Therapy.

Since 2002, I have been studying and practicing Buddhist Teachings within the school of Theravadan, as well as Nyingma and Kagyu Tibetan schools.

My councelling approach and therapy  is  influenced  by  Social Phenomenology, Yogic and Buddhist Philosophy.

As a part of my private practice, and work ethics of non-exclusion, I am willing and capable of meeting one in any states of consciousness, including those after use of enthiogens and psychedelics, with an intention of creating conditions for psychosomatic and spiritual integration and embodiment.

Besides Yoga and Counselling, I hold Ceremonial space for legal Wedding ceremonies, Rights of Passage (crossing into age, name and gender), and Ceremonies in Death and Dying processes.

Im a member of the Vancouver Mindfulness Network, a network of professionals dedicated to practicing and applying mindfulness in all sectors of society.


With  gratitude to all  my  teachers and  lineages:


Buddhist Philosophy and Practice: Tibetan  (Nyigma, Rime) , Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and Lama Tsultrim Allione.

Theravada Tradition ( School of Elders) in the lineage of Saydaw Upandita,

Hatha Yoga:Gioia Irwin and Orit Sen Gupta,    Kundalini Yoga

Embodied Anatomy and Developmental Patterns: Bonny Bainbridge Cohen.

Biodynamic Cranial: Todd Jackson 

Polyvegal theory and application: Stephen Porges , Stanley Rosenberg

Integral Anatomy: Gil Headley

Anatomy Trains andTensegrity: Thomas W. Myers

Ethics and Politics of Experience: Andrew Feldmár







 Contact me  if you have questions or inquiries.













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