About us


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, RYS

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
  • RYS – Registered Yoga School
  • Yogachelan Yoga Teacher Training School  Director RYS

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

Christina has been teaching at Yogachelan for since 2014.

She has been teaching with us for over 4 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.

Sue Pettit, RN, BSN, RYT – Yoga Circuit, Restorative Yoga, RYT

“The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force in getting well” – Hippocrates.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RYT 200 (currently working toward RYT 500)
  • FMS  certified Trainer
  • ISSA personal Trainer (previous)
  • Restorative Yoga Teacher 25 hour RYT
  • Whole Plant-Based nutrition certification

Sue is a registered nurse who has been practicing for 23 years. She is amazed and humbled by how the human body can heal itself.
After 18 years of nursing, Sue took a break for 14 months to be home with her teenage children and become an exercise trainer. At the time, Sue was involved in Masters Synchronized and Speed swimming. She and her Synchro duet partner won 3rd place at the FINA World Masters event in Montreal in 2014.
During the intense training for the FINA World Masters, and while being a personal trainer, she came to realize helping people help themselves is what truly gives her joy.
Sue is certified as a TRX trainer, Functional Movement Systems (FMS) trainer and recently was certified by the T.Collin Campbell E-Cornell University in Whole Plant-Based nutrition.
Sue is currently working toward her RYT 500.
Sue is currently working as an RN and works at a local health clinic.
She looks forward to the joy that training others gives her, and she is eager to step back into the role of trainer to help be the catalyst to others on their journey.


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