Dr.Lila Popa is an internationally trained dentist from Bucharest, Romania. She got her Canadian Dental licence in 2016 after she challenged the Canadian dental board exams. To finance herself while studying for the board exams, Dr. Popa got her training as a yoga instructor and went on to teach yoga at the UBC faculty. Teaching yoga during the day and studying at night proved to be her recipe for success. She eventually opened up her own donation based yoga studio in the heart of downtown Vancouver which has been a stable community gathering since 2010.