Lyndsie's goals as a teacher are to impart joy and passion for yoga to others, for students to see yoga not just as a way to fitness, but as a way to relax the mind, de-stress, slow down and achieve greater focus. Her goal is to help others listen to their bodies and gain self-awareness, while encouraging a positive self-image, feelings of empowerment and self-care. To do this, she focuses the class on proper form and technique, prioritizing alignment and safety, and strings it all together with her unique delivery of enthusiasm, fun, and words of encouragement.
Lyndsie considers herself forever a student, attends training and workshops whenever able, and reads books and articles on yoga, anatomy, meditation, health and nutrition. Her goals for her students are to love practicing yoga as much as she does, get in and out of postures safely, feel awesome, become healthier and happier in their lives on and off the mat, and ultimately spread kindness to others.
"Life is movement. The more life there is, the more flexibility there is. The more fluid you are, the more you are alive." -- Arnaud Desjardins
Debbie stumbled into her first yoga class in 1997 and the spark was almost instantaneous--love at first sight. Having studied yogic philosophy for many years before being formally introduced to the asana, she needed to experience with her own body, mind and spirit, the miracles this practice is capable of creating in ones life. And from the moment she stepped onto a yoga mat she hasnt turned back.
Shortly after finding yoga, over twenty years ago many of her health struggles healed, pains went away, she started to eat healthier and was able to quit smoking after fourteen years as well as letting go of other unhealthy habits. Yoga has truly changed her life for the better in every way. Her yogic studies began with Ashtanga Yoga (raja, power or vinyasa are other names for this practice) and eventually she expanded into Hatha, Kundalini and Yin yoga. She began teaching ten years ago and began her own community (Seven Hot Yoga) a studio she owned and ran for close to four years. Now, she enjoys teaching all that she has learned along her journey in hopes of igniting the same spiritual health in others that she has come to know.