Hi, I'm Lynn!

A published poet, lover of the outdoors, proud grandma, and a guide to reluctant yogis like yourself!

For years, I TRIED to like yoga but my body just wasn’t having it. I would start classes then leave partway through the session.

Why? Because it didn’t feel good and the other students seemed to be progressing far more quickly than I was. I felt embarrassed and awkward. But for some reason, I kept trying (and failing).

One December I saw a sign on the wall of my favourite coffee shop advertising a new boutique yoga studio in downtown Spruce Grove. Something inside me went ‘yes’ even though other parts went ‘noooooo’. I signed up for a class the next day so I couldn’t talk myself out of it.

The first class was just me and the yoga teacher. She asked me questions about my body and past yoga, then moved me through a gentle practice on my mat. An hour later, I was mesmerized, energized, and ready for more.

Why did that happen?

Because she held space for me. She listened then taught the class in a way that was accessible to MY body at this moment in time. It changed my life.

I continued going to classes - the first few were just the teacher and me, but as her business grew the classes slowly got larger. This time I wasn’t intimidated because it was all about ME on my mat and not about anyone else in the class.

Three years later, I decided to become a yoga teacher so that I could help other reluctant yogis find their yoga. Okay, that sounds so easy but honestly, I debated it for many months (my poor husband!) citing all the reasons why it wouldn’t work: my age, my weight, my limited mobility, my day job, my fear of being awkward in front of others.

I started with one teacher training course - Yoga for Stress and Anxiety. It was challenging and I cried a lot from the relief of actually being there and the fear of being there. I finished the 25 hours. I was ready for the rest. Now or never, before I lost my confidence and motivation.

Here's what happened next...

  • I was accepted into the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Prana in Edmonton to start two months later. Yikes! This was it.
  • Six months later, I graduated. It was the hardest and most humbling thing I have ever done and I almost quit a few times. I didn’t. I kept going and I got my certification. RYT200
  • I started teaching at Simply Liv Yoga Studio in Spruce Grove and took many more yoga trainings - meditation, prenatal, anxiety and stress, Ayurveda, Nidra, Curvy yoga, restorative, and yin to name a few.
  • A small studio was built in my house and Windsong Yoga was born. Now that I am retired from my day job, I teach via Zoom and in-person in Spruce Grove.

So, if you're looking to find yoga that works for you, then I believe you are in the right place.

In truth, yoga doesn't take time – it gives time.

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