Bio: Lydia Richards

Yoga Camberwell
Lydia Richards


Bachelor of Media Studies
200 Hour Vinyasa Flow YTT
18 Hour Restorative YTT
18 Hour Yoga Nidra YTT
50 Hour Yin YTT (ongoing study)
Usui Ryoho Reiki – Level One
Certified Laughter Yoga Facilitator.



As Head of Community and Content at Upwell, Lydia is responsible for building our community of supporters and friends, developing a strong network of like-minded collaborators and partners in care and sharing our inspiring Upwell story with the wider community and industry through various channels.


Over the past 13 years, Lydia has held a number of senior communications roles across the private, government and public health sectors. Prior to joining Upwell Lydia led change communication activities for Victoria’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.


Wearing her second hat as our Lead Yoga Instructor, Lydia is passionate about helping people of all levels and abilities connect with yoga and through her teaching aims to help practitioners tap into and get to know their authentic self, in-turn creating space in heart and mind for deeper connection across all areas of life.


Living your best life is…


Being yourself and loving yourself exactly as you are.


Who/what helps you to live your best life?


My husband, my dear friends and my very regular appointment with my yoga mat.


Describe your treatment/care approach in 5 words:


Authentic, energetic, free-flowing, nurturing, inspiring.


Something most people don’t know about me is….


That I am a certified Laughter Yoga facilitator…it truly is the best medicine!

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