Lindsey is a NAMA certified Ayurveda Health Counselor, wellness mentor, and yoga teacher. She works with clients to inspire transformational shifts in their health and wellbeing. Her lifestyle programs infuse the ancient practices of Ayurveda, self-care rituals, plant-based nutrition and yoga to pave the path to balance and intuitive healing.
1. When did you start practicing yoga and why?
On a family vacation in 2009. My aunt was a yoga teacher at the time and she introduced me to the practice while we were away together. When I came back to New York, I wandered into Laughing Lotus for a class and rest is history.
2. What obstacles has yoga help you overcome?
Anxiety and Grief
3. How do you describe your teaching style?
I offer a playful, energetic flow with fun transitions and lots of rhythm and breath. My teaching style is lighthearted, upbeat, and sprinkled with some Ayurvedic wisdom.
4. Favorite yoga pose to teach?
Backbends + Headstand
5. What’s your favorite quote?
“The rock’s easy, but the roll is another thing…” – Keith Richards
6. Why should people practice yoga?
To feel at home on one’s mind and body. Peace + Presence.
7. Your favorite yoga pose to practice and why?
Triangle, so spacious.
8. If you use music, what’s on your all time favorite class playlist?
Music is big a component of my classes, I’m always researching new tunes and switching up the playlist! Favorites include Moby, Radiohead, Erykah Badu, Khruangbin, Bill Withers, Bonobo
9. What inspires you?
Travel. Live music. Learning. Witnessing others experience joy.
10. Life is so busy these days..How do you balance it all (how do you practice self-care)?
I use the practice of Ayurveda to stay in balance! In addition to my Dinacharya (Ayurvedic daily self-care routine) which I practice every morning, I eat fresh seasonal foods, and I try to live as consciously as possible everyday. By staying conscious, I can listen to by body and make the best choices for personal balance.
11. How do you keep your personal yoga practice from getting boring?
Music is what motivates me to get on my mat. Continued practice/study with my teachers is what keeps me inspired and creative.
12. Why do you teach/work at YITH? What do you love about this studio?
YITH has such a great, diverse community of beautiful souls. I’m so lucky that I get to be a part of that. Also, the light in the green room in the morning is magical.
13. Is there a change or difference you see in people who practice regularly? What can they expect to see or notice in themselves after awhile?
Yes! One of my most favorite things as a teacher is I when I see my regular Basic level students wander into one of my open level classes and they kill it!
14. Tell us something interesting about yourself that we may not know.
I married my husband three times 🙂