July 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm America/Phoenix Timezone

Lynn’s personal experience of yoga’s transformative, healing powers started her on a journey impacting the lives of others with this gift.  She brings compassion and humor to her teaching, enriching students’ experiences by weaving breathwork, meditation, alignment and chanting into her classes.  Her intention is to improve the quality of her students’ lives, physically, mentally and spiritually.  Lynn’s classes are skillfully designed to relieve the cumulative effects of stress while toning the body, quieting the mind and rejuvenating the spirit.  She enjoys sharing the profound practice of Yoga Nidra, helping students relax and reduce stress.  Lynn has been teaching since 2000 and training yoga teachers since 2006.  Her Masters degree (Instructional Systems Design) allowed her to combine her love for yoga with her desire to teach in the creation of creative, comprehensive, college-level yoga teacher trainings.  Lynn also combines her passion for teaching with her love of nature in unique Yoga Vacations which provide a deeper experience of yoga than weekly classes.  E-RYT500, Level II Certified ParaYoga teacher, Certified Amrit Yoga Nidra Facilitator, YACEP

Pat took her first yoga class with a coworker and friend who was recovering from cancer in 1998.  She never left.  Yoga changed her life as she raised a family and worked for the local school system in Montgomery County Maryland.  Completing RYT 200 and RYT 500, she continued to practice at Willow Street Yoga Center in Maryland and to teach there as well.  She has taught yoga for people with injuries and special conditions, yoga at sunrise, gentle yoga, yoga for round bodies as well as yoga 1/2.  She has lead Gayatri Mantra chanting and taught the course on The Four Desires.  On June 25, 2016, their 50th wedding anniversary, Pat and Charlie moved to Sedona, Arizona.
Pat first met Rod Stryker at a workshop in 2002, continuing to study with him in Maryland Massachusetts, Missouri, Colorado and Mexico.  Yogarupa accepted Pat as his student on April 16, 2005.  She is now a senior teacher with Para Yoga.
In this Himalayan tradition, Rod;s Teacher’s thoughts on Sri Vidya guide Pat:  “The world is a beautiful place,  Maintain this awareness.  Cultivate this attitude and the techniques to maintain this experience.  Knowledge is full of joy and beauty.”  She keeps these words in her heart and continues the journey to learn about the tradition from her teacher and from the kula.  With her husband, her children an grandchildren, she lives and works in the world guided by a sense of fairness, love, ease and balance.  She believes that we become our path–our actions–not just big things–small things create destiny.

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