We asked Lyn a few questions so that you could get to know her better. Be sure to come to one of Lyn’s deeply relaxing Yoga Nidra classes.
What led you along the yoga path?
Curiosity. There was a resonance for me long before yoga was cool. I resisted the draw until Jane Fonda included some asana on her workout video (long ago). When the physical practice moved into “the main stream,” it became very accessible. Yoga felt good. It took awhile to identify the real gift of yoga…a letting go of fear and judgment, resulting in a joy for life. It continues to be a work in progress.
What style of yoga do you practice?
Any style of yoga that safely invites presence and mindfulness into the movement. (Commonly referred to as gentle flow types, along with meditation and yoga nidra.) (Not rigorous vinyasa)
How long were you practicing before you trained as a teacher?
Over 15 years, I considered and resisted several times. I wasn’t ready to fully embrace it prior to then.
How has yoga transformed your life?
Yoga is present in all aspects of my life – in everything I do. It’s part of my being now. This is a huge transformation for me. It’s like adding seasoning to food. Everything tastes more flavorful. There’s a deeper appreciation for all of life – nature is more vivid and alive. Colors are clearer, humanity more poignant, humor comes easier…. It is a result of letting go of judgment, particularly of myself – a love affair with life develops from there.
When people ask you, “What is Yoga?” what do you say?
The short answer: Yoga is being fully present, in the moment, while breathing mindfully. It is wholeness; a connection of body, mind, and spirit.
What can people expect from one of your classes?
Gentle Flow: An invitation to explore your inner being through safe and mindful movement with encouragement to let go of judgment and expectations while in a safe space.
Yoga Nidra: Guidance to move away from outer experiences and enter a state of deep relaxation, consciously and subconsciously. A release of muscular, emotional and mental tension. Results can be powerful and healing.
All: To leave class feeling better than when you arrived.