From the first session she led, Lindsey transformed my yoga practice and laid a solid foundation for my teaching practice. She is so knowledgable in theory, asanas, and the intricacies of teaching yoga in the modern world.
Her words (from postural cues to theoretical explanations) are thoughtful and articulate, and she explains yoga with a down-to-earth practicality that I found refreshing and digestible. Our 200-hour training definitely challenged us—Lindsey pushed us physically, mentally, and spirituality, and at times it could be overwhelming, beautifully overwhelming. She supported us and provided a safe environment for us to make mistakes and look deeply within ourselves. Lindsey’s a badass. She’s prepared me to teach with confidence, helped me perfect my chaturanga, and directed me toward paths of learning about yoga for the rest of my life. I’m so grateful to have been one of her trainees, and I’d recommend her teacher trainings to anyone looking to work and grow.
From the first time Lindsey introduced herself to our new class, my first impression was that she would be a clear-headed, mindful and a strong-bodied person. Exactly what I, and probably other students as well, needed. Through the course, these strong abilities, became a tool, a mirror for me, to grow in my own yoga practice and my own journey.
Behind her clear words, rich knowledge about yoga & breath work and effective yoga practice, Lindsey gives her students the freedom, to be, to think, and to feel the way they do. She encouraged us to observe ourselves. From this level of acceptance, the students (or at least I did), had freedom to see theirselves, without lies and illusions. This is what made the training, and her specifically, so powerful.
Lindsey was the best lead teacher I could have wished for. Looking back now, I wouldn’t sign up for a YTT without knowing who my teachers are going to be again, but I am very glad I did, because I ended up working with her! Super grateful that the universe brought us all together. The whole group benefited from Lindsey‘s teaching, knowledge and spirit.
Lindsey is an exceptional teacher and yogini. I am grateful to have had Lindsey to learn from as my Lead Trainer during my YTT. When it comes to Yoga, she embodies all that a lead trainer should be. Not only passionate but also extremely clear and knowledgable. She transmits Yoga in a powerful way that kept us all inspired and wanting to do more with our training than we than what we thought when we started. Most of all, I appreciate her closeness to us as her students during the training. Besides her excellent teachings in all aspects of Yoga, the eloquent writings she shares with us in the morning sessions are cherries on top.
It’s very clear that Lindsey is deeply invested and passionate about what she does. She has put in the work to experiment with numerous yogic perspectives. Her research allows her to offer students a unique selection of knowledge. She always speaks from a place of awareness. I am so grateful for the influence that Lindsey has had on me. I could not have asked for a better leader for my first YTT!
I’m going to start by saying Lindsey’s classes and teachings were so well prepared and on point that she was absolutely that ONE teacher that we learned the most from on our YTTC. And not just about philosophy; cueing, different types of sequencing, hands on adjustments and how to put yourself out there as a new teacher and find work. Her knowledge is limitless and she was definitely the perfect choice to lead.
Apart from her amazing teaching skills, she connected with the entire group so well and was able to lend an ear and offer support especially around the last week when pressures arose. Moreover, she understood students so well and was a huge part of my personal development during the YTT.
This was Lindsey’s first time teaching at Samma Karuna and I truly believe the group got really lucky with her. She was truly phenomenal.
I’d been practicing yoga for 12 years when I took Lindsey’s class for the first time. Never had I been as gracefully challenged by an instructor to step into my power and take it to my edge.
The way Lindsey leads her students into transformation through posture and breath is revelatory and beautiful. Her classes, while physically challenging, forced me to turn my attention inward and face my truth in a way I’d never done before.
Through her powerful yet gentle guidance I was able to break old habits and peel back the layers that allow me to see more clearly the truest version of myself. It is an honor to be led by her. The extra toned triceps and glutes are just a bonus!
After having a fairly consistent yoga practice for about 5 years, I took my first class from Lindsey in early 2017. I immediately knew she was an instructor from whom I wanted to learn and work with.
Whether a vigorous hot vinyasa flow or a more theoretical, less movement-filled class, Lindsey is attentive and provides amazing instruction. Her background knowledge of yoga — which she consistently and continually delves into both in class and for herself — is outstanding. Even in large flow classes, she takes the time to provide the “why” for the various poses and integrates details about movement and breathing techniques into each class.
I’m a huge fan of the integration of breath, heart, and movement in yoga, so I favor vinyasa style, which Lindsey excels at teaching. Lindsey has something of her personal “standard flow”, as most teachers do, but she always adds a new piece — pose, breath work, story, or some combination — into class. It’s not a random thing; everything is done or added with thought and care.
The best part of Lindsey’s yoga instruction is her intention and ability to engage and challenge students. She is incredibly strong (physically and mentally) and inspiring. I leave every class with new knowledge, a stronger body, an open mind and heart, and a smile.
Lindsey radiates authenticity and good vibes – I immediately feel more at peace in her presence. Her classes will take you on a journey…body, mind and spirit. Lindsey’s style is uniquely her own and every class is truly one of a kind. She challenges you to push beyond your comfort zones, while guiding you through each posture with amazing attention to detail.
My awareness of proper alignment has improved so much under her instruction. And her music is simply the best – like a soundtrack to your soul. I always leave Lindsey’s classes inspired by her words and elevated by her energy.
I am happy to broadcast my gratitude for Lindsey in hopes that other yogis will be blessed to know her too. I’ve been practicing with her for about 1.5 years and it has been very inspiring.
One of the things that makes Lindsey such an amazing teacher is her clear passion and dedication to the practice. She truly wants to share her knowledge and all the benefits of yoga with her students. She motivates us in mastering the “Asanas” (poses) without compromising the breath. Therefore, awareness of breath and synchronizing breath is what makes yoga, yoga; and not gymnastics or any other physical practice.
She is fun, loving, welcoming, embracing, and most important; she respects everyone’s weakness and strengths. Her adjustments have helped me deepen my practice and I am very thankful for that. I highly recommend Lindsey’s class to all yoga lovers out there!