About Founder

Lidija Martinović Rekert


I immigrated to Canada from my war-torn country (ex Yugoslavia)  in 1995, after graduating from the University of Belgrade and receiving a degree in Special Education and extensive training in Counselling Psychology and Therapy (Psychodynamic and Gestalt approach). Initially, I worked as a Refugee Officer ( YVR) and Settlement Counsellor ( ISS) in Vancouver, and soon after became a full-time Yoga and Meditation teacher.


Besides an ongoing teaching of Yoga and Meditation, I work privately as a Mind-Body Therapist, am a Wedding Preceptor and volunteer supporting people and families going through death and dying (through the “Art of Dying” project).

Currently, I offer a Tensegrity Repair Series Teacher Training as well as Restorative Yoga Teacher Training ( under West Coast Hot Yoga in White Rock).

In the last fifteen years, I have been studying and practicing Dharma with Theravadan, as well as Nyingma and Kagyu Tibetan schools and am serving as a meditation guide at the Shambhala International.


I have completed over 1,500 hours of yoga and meditation training including 200 hr of Kundalini Yoga ( KRI Certified), 800 hrs in  Vijnana Yoga, sat on a couple of month-long meditation retreats, and have a lifetime commitment to study and practice Dharma. I am a member of Vancouver Mindfulness Network of professionals dedicated to practicing and applying mindfulness in all sectors of society.

My personal practice is less “doing”  and more “un-doing”,  and making room for living, moving, breathing  Yoga.  I aspire to cultivate this in my teachings, in my service to others, society, and the environment.


 I am deeply grateful to all  my  teachers and those who helped me along the way:  Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, Sakyong Mipham (Shambhala International), Yogi Bhajan and Kundalini Research Institute ( Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma),  Gioia Irwin and Orit Sen Gupta (Hatha, Vijnana Yoga), Gil Headley (Integral Anatomy), Thomas W. Myers (Anatomy Trains), Howard Jones (glimpses of Anatomy), Andrew Feldmár (Ethics and politics of experience), and the BMC* teacher Bonny Bainbridge Cohen.

 Contact me  if you have questions or inquiries.INTERNET_vijnana_stamp_black_100x100pixels











*BMC- an acronym for the Body Mind Centering.


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