About us

Mission

The Mission of Yogachelan is to promote the health benefits of yoga and to make yoga accessible to everyone. Yogachelan encourages and shares the practice of yoga as a practical way of life.

We are passionate about our mission. Sharing yoga in an inclusive fashion with encouragement, understanding, comfort and fun. Helping our students understand that we are all built differently, we see things differently, we feel things differently, and that is wonderful. Encouraging our students to be accepting and grateful for our bodies and how they move in this moment.

Yogachelan is more that just a yoga studio. From the beginning of our small business we have believed that it was important to be Involved, Support, and Give Back to the Community.   Please click on the link to see us in the community.

Lynda Kennedy  E-RYT, YACEP

Know your teacher!
Lynda’s credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (science of human movement)
  • Bachelor of Science Clinical Psychology
  • 2 yrs Nursing
  • E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher Yoga Alliance)
  • YogaFit Yoga  Anatomy certification
  • YogaFit Plus certification
  • YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)
  • Specializes in Functional Movement and Alignment
  • 1000’s of hours of teaching
  • Studio owner since 2008

Practicing yoga since the early 70’s, Lynda taught her first class for a Parks and Recreation Department as part of a fitness program in 1974. She has years of practical experience and has worked with several different instructors.

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Christina White, E-RYT

Christina, an E-RYT, has been teaching at Yogachelan for since 2014.

She has been teaching with us for over 3 years now and  teaches a class of her own creation called ‘Stretch, Tone, Align, Om’, focused on Hatha and Vinyasa with stretching and alignment.

She enjoys continuing education and has spent close to 60 hours in Yin training. But also enjoys restoratives and yoga philosophy.

When not in class, you can find her in the local wine industry. Or join her in the summer season here on Fridays for Stretch and Sip at Tunnel Hill.

Christina is also an accomplished home cook and loves to entertain friends.

Tim McLaughlin

Tim started his yoga journey in 2007 when an instructor at a local gym “dared’ him to come to her class. It took him about four or five classes before he learned that he could actually sit cross-legged without his hips screaming, that breathing through each pose created a mind-body connection that he could rarely find in any other type of exercise, and most importantly, when he learned that he could completely shut his mind off in final relaxation—he was hooked!

Tim has a Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies & Chinese—and is fluent in Mandarin. He also holds an MBA in Finance & Marketing.

Jessie Simmons RYT

Jessie was born and raised in Chelan. After high school, she went to WSU and earned a degree in Psychology and a degree in Communication. After graduating from WSU in 2007, she and her husband spent the next eight years in Portland and a year in Costa Rica before moving back to the lake! 

Jessie has been practicing Yoga for 15 years, and received her teaching certification in 2015. She’s registered with the Yoga Alliance, and loves sharing the practice with others – newbies and experienced Yogis alike!

While she practices and teaches a variety of Yoga classes, Jessie specializes in practices that are grounding and include a focus on meditation, breath and connection with the inner-self.

 

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