All Things Change
I took my first yoga class at a time in my life when I believed I was at the top of my athletic game. I could run for miles, out-hustle guys, and out-lift women twice my size. When I went to my first vinyasa yoga class, I could hardly stand on one foot. I was humbled, and I was out of my comfort zone. I was at the end of my lacrosse career and I did not want to lift heavy weights anymore. I was tired of running so much, but I still wanted to stay strong and healthy. 10 minutes into that first yoga class, I swore I would never go back. Everyone was so flexible, doing odd things with their bodies, balancing on their hands, and breathing loudly. It was not until the last 5 minutes of class that I was bit by that toothy yoga bug. The teacher read a passage that spoke straight to me. It reminded me of something my favorite psychologist, Carl Rogers, would speak of. It was about seeing the beauty in others and loving ourselves. I was hooked. In that moment I realized yoga was much more than the physical experience, it was a journey into the mind and spirit.
Challenges are our great lessons
Today, the challenge and the love for the practice still remains. Initially, it was the challenge of getting through the 60 or 90 minutes practice. It was the physical challenge to keep up with the class. Then, it became the challenge of quieting my mind enough to focus on my breathing more. Then, it became the challenge of no longer needing to be challenged. My practice has become, and is, about active surrender. As the Buddha said, “suffering is optional.” It is the balance of power (challenge, discipline, focus, strength) and grace (ease, fluid movement, breath, flexibility).
To let go isn't about losing control, it's about faith
My yoga practice is the playground where I explore life with curiosity. My mat acts like a mirror, offering a reflection of myself in which I discover who I am, and who I am not. My practice is a source of vitality from which I re-boot and energize my spirit. Yoga shifted for me from a physical method of exercise to an active practice of becoming a better, more healthy, more vibrant version of myself. The inspiration and clarity I feel after each practice is the driving force behind my choice to bring the power of yoga to others.
It’s about balance
With my experience in clinical and counseling psychology, teaching yoga and training yoga teachers became the most intuitive, and natural next step. I want people to live lives of authentic self-expression, and balance. Teaching to each side of the scales: power and grace, mind and body, vitality and restoration, fun and technicality I am passionately dedicated to offering two complementary styles of yoga:
Power Vinyasa Classes: A dynamic, flowing form of yoga that links together breath and movement. Based on the Baron Baptiste yoga method, these classes have the power to transform your body, revive your spirit and make you feel alive. You will experience a variety of postures, expand on alignment principles, and get sweaty. Learn to go with the flow, find your edge, and experience inner harmony.
Yin Vinyasa Classes: Based on Vinyasa, Yin, and Restorative practices, these classes focus on deep therapeutic opening of the tissues, and relieving tension in the body to create physical ease. This is a slow paced style of yoga where the postures are held for an extended period of time while relaxing your muscles. The nature of this practice targets not just the muscles, but the connective tissues, such as the ligaments, bones, and even the joints of the body that normally are not afforded much attention in more active styles of yoga. These classes offer balance, and a therapeutic counterpoint to a more vigorous practice.
Her enriching and transformative programs:
Lindsay has been a teacher of teachers since 2010, leading 200 hour and 500 hour yoga teacher trainings across the country. Locally based out of the Baltimore, you can also find her around the globe spreading the power of yoga. The programs she has created and leads locally and nationally include:
- 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training
- 300 hour Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
- Yin Vinyasa Specialty Teacher Training
- Assists & Adjustments for Yoga Teachers
- Teaching with Philosophical + Anatomical Themes for Yoga Teachers
- Creatively Sound Sequencing Methods for Yoga Teachers
- Yoga philosophy webinars and seminars
- Yoga Teacher Mentorship
- Consulting for Yoga Teacher Training Schools
- Various workshops on advancing your physical, mental, and spiritual yoga practice.
- Masters in Clinical and Counseling Psychology
- 100 hour Vinyasa Yoga with Jason Crandell (currently enrolled in 200 more hours)
- 100 hour Yoga Anatomy certification: Leslie Kaminoff
- 50 hours Yoga Philosophy with Georg Feuerstein
- 500+ hour yoga certification (E-RYT 500) with Lifeline Power Yoga
- Baptiste Yoga: Art of Assisting Program
- Assistant to Baron Baptiste in two all-day power vinyasa yoga immersions
- Reiki Certified, Level 1: Mary Spinoso
- Thai Yoga Therapy certified: The Vedic Conservatory
- Past and current training immersions also with: Judith Lasater, Ana Forrest, Seane Corn
- Lululemon Ambassador
- Manduka Ambassador
- The Trip Tribe Ambassador