Hello, I’m Lidia Ortega. My yoga practice started on and off for a couple years and it was inconsistent partly because I knew there was more to yoga than practicing asanas in gym studios. I wasn’t sure where to begin until I came across a yoga teacher training flyer (after practicing asanas at a gym) and that light bulb went off in my head. I enrolled in a teacher training program with Yoga Legacy to deepen my own practice but experienced a significant sense of reward after teaching my peers and it was a feeling I wanted to hold on to. With the Seva Program, I started volunteering to teach yoga to under-served communities in December 2016 and though my experience teaching still seems recent, the vast knowledge I received from training, workshops, instructors, students, teaching experiences since then have given me the skills and confidence to continue helping others with their yoga practice.