Golden Lotus Ayurveda was established in 2006 in Golden, BC, by C. Scott Ryan and Dalia Yanai, who met and fell in love the year before at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. In 2018 we moved to beautiful Victoria, BC
Scott is an Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Instructor, as well as a Chartered Herbalist. He was an English and Philosophy Major at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he completed two years. He has been studying Ayurveda and Yoga extensively since 1997. He completed the Ayurvedic Studies Program I at The Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, as well as the Gurukula program with his beloved teacher, Dr. Vasant Lad, in Pune, India . He studies with a number of other respected Vaidyas in the US and in India. Scott is deeply committed to the principles of the traditional practice of Yoga and Ayurveda. His articles have appeared in Parabola Magazine and Light on Ayurveda Journal – A peer reviewed Ayurvedic Medical Journal; he had also written Ayurvedic Columns for several on-line magazines.
Scott is a member of NAMA, and is the Co-founder and Director of Golden Lotus Ayurveda, and he offers Ayurvedic Consultations, Marma therapy, Shirodhara, Abhyanga, Yoga classes and Ayurvedic education.
Dalia brings her love and knowledge of Yoga, Ayurveda, body-work, herbs and cooking into her practice of Holistic Health. She believes that treating the whole person rather then just separate symptoms is the key to real, profound healing. Dalia has been studying Yoga since 2000 and Ayurveda since 2002; She completed her Ayurvedic Studies Program I and her 200 hr Yoga Teacher's Training at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM. She had traveled throughout India and South America, and wishes she could travel even more!
Dalia is a also a CD(DONA) Certified Doula (Birth Assistant),
As the Co-director of Golden Lotus Ayurveda, Dalia offers Ayurvedic Bodywork such as Abhyanga Massage and Shirodhara, Swedish Massage, Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Diet consultations, and Reflexology treatments. She also teaches Yoga classes with a gentle, dynamic and fun approach to the practice, as well as Ayurvedic Cooking classes, and various lectures and seminars.