Instructor, Restorative Yoga and Meditation
Lynne was initially drawn to meditation, and gradually began to challenge herself with the physical aspects of yoga. As she gained strength from the practice, she found herself to be more empowered in many areas. Lynne enjoys teaching gentle and restorative yoga with a calm, nurturing and balanced presence. She is unusually supportive to those with special challenges and believes they are the ones most often touched by their practice. She embraces yogic philosophy, ethics, meditation, and spirituality.
She completed Lakshmi Voelker’s Chair Yoga Training and her 200RYT teacher training with Lisa Bondy in 2011. She has completed six Ashtanga Immersion programs with Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor and weekend trainings with many Ashtanga and Iyenger master teachers. She is certified as a yoga therapist following intensive training with Manju Jois.
Lynne has traveled extensively worldwide and is fascinated by different cultures and ethnic groups. She particularly enjoyed two extended trips to India, one of which included a Yatra where there was daily practice with Christine Hoar and attended her Ashtanga Yoga Retreat in Portugal in 2018. She has also been grateful to have practiced the Ashtanga Primary Series for four weeks with Sharath and Saraswati Jois when they were on their US tours, and especially thankful to Lisa Bondy who first introduced her to Ashtanga Yoga and has been her primary teacher for more than ten years.
As a clinical social worker, Lynne has practiced and supervised extensively in mental health and social service agencies, and has taught at Adelphi University in the Graduate School of Social Work. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice. She received her MSW from the University of Michigan and is a graduate of the Ackerman Institute for The Family. In her psychotherapy practice, she has been influenced by the contributions in stress reduction by Richard P. Brown, M.D., Qiqong Master Robert Peng and MBSR teacher Lisa Langer, Ph.D. Her clinical practice is informed by her yoga and yoga by her clinical intuition and skills.
She lives with her husband and they have two grown sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and an amazing granddaughter.
- Gender: Female