Golden Lotus Ayurveda

C. Scott Ryan 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 Yanai 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 CD(DONA) Certified Doula (Birth Assistant), and she feels extremely fortunate to be present at that moment when a new life enters this world. see more under the Doula page.
As the Co-director of Golden Lotus Ayurveda, Dalia offers Pre-and-Post Natal Yoga classes,  Yin Yoga and other classes – all in a gentle, dynamic and fun approach to the practice. She also offers Swedish Relaxation Massage, Ayurvedic Lifestyle and Diet consultations, Reflexology treatments, Shirodhara, Abhyanga, Ayurvedic Cooking classes, and various lectures and seminars.

About Us

Golden Lotus Ayurveda was established in 2006 in Golden, BC, by C. Scott Ryan and Dalia Yanai, who met and fell in love at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM.

We are back from our study-vacation in India and are now living in beautiful Victoria, BC. We are practicing Ayurveda out of Sapphire Day Spa. Check out the Yoga page for Dalia's upcoming Yoga teaching schedule.