Owner, Yoga from the Heart
Before immersing herself in the study, practice and instruction of yoga over twenty years ago, Lynn worked in corporate America. As a commercial credit analyst, she spent 12 hours a day sitting at a desk, and had developed an eye twitch from the stress of job along with a nagging back ache. Realizing that this was not how she wanted her life to continue, she developed an exit strategy which enabled the creation of Yoga from the Heart.
Her decision paid off almost immediately. Lynn was awarded the “Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award” by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce. Her accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of a traditional yoga practice, with anatomical precision and mindfulness teachings. It’s no surprise that Lynn has been voted Sarasota’s Favorite Yoga Instructor and recognized as having the No. 1 Yoga Class in Sarasota again and again.
Considered a “teacher’s teacher,” Lynn has developed the most successful Teacher Training curriculum in the Greater Sarasota area. Yoga from the Heart was the first studio in Sarasota to be recognized by Yoga Alliance to certify students as 200-hour Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) which is a rigorous training program incorporating philosophy, anatomy, and the most highly-regarded instructional methods in the industry. Lynn was Yoga Alliance’s first RYT 500 teacher in Sarasota, so it’s no wonder that her program has graduated more teachers than all other local yoga teacher training programs combined.
Lynn’s Iyengar-inspired teaching style is in demand with private clients, from young entrepreneurs to CEO’s and retired baby boomers, all of whom appreciate her ability to tailor lessons to their specific physical needs as well as their personal schedules.
Lynn’s articulate, down-to-earth approach to yoga is also shared with students beyond the studio walls, whether it’s teaching a group of students at Parkinson’s Place or guiding a large public class on the terrace of the Ringling Mansion on Sarasota Bay. She has been a guest instructor in studios in southwest Florida as well as in Ohio. Lynn is sought after by business and non-profit meeting planners looking to provide unique experiences at their annual conferences. Her corporate presentations give her audiences practical, results-oriented ideas of how to integrate meditation and yoga into their lives. Wherever Lynn is teaching, her students will find the curiosity, openness, and humor of her teaching style empowering.
Despite her demanding teaching schedule, Lynn is committed to continually expanding her knowledge of yoga philosophy, human anatomy and instructional communication skills. She continues to train several times each year with her own primary teachers, Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee.