Lynda Kennedy

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Lynda’s credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (science of human movement)
  • Bachelor of Science Clinical Psychology
  • 2 yrs Nursing
  • 200 E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)
  • YogaFit Yoga  Anatomy certification
  • YogaFit Plus certification
  • YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider)
  • Yoga Alliance member
  • Registered Yoga School 2018-2021
  • 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.  Lynda worked in the corporate world for United Parcel Service as an Operations Manager and Human Resources Employment Manager where she was fortunate to gain great experience in running a business. As she left the corporate world and move to a smaller community yoga presented itself in full force to her.

Lynda is passionate about making yoga accessible to everyone, improving quality of life and sharing the health benefits of yoga. Helping her students figure out how to improve, work with or work around what ever it is that is keeping them from being as mobile and as healthy as they can be. Lynda works with health professionals; doctors, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, massage therapists,  who refer their clients/patients to her for continuing support for their health concerns and needs. Many students come to her for pre and post op yoga for their preparation or recovery from surgery on knees, hips, shoulders, etc. She has classes for those students with needs for modifications for their yoga practice, i.e., recovering from injuries, arthritis, extra weight, back issues, etc. She has developed a practice for Seniors,  called Mature Movers, focusing on the movements that improve quality of life as we age. There is a great demand for these classes as the Baby Boomers come of age. They are not interested in doing yoga from a chair and want a vibrant moving practice…just with some safe modifications. Power yoga is also a passion, keeping and improving our strength, flexibility, and of course enjoying some inversions.

Giving back to her community is important volunteering with the Wellness Place,  Chamber of Commerce, Historic Downtown Association, Assisted Living, and other seva projects that may have a need.  Yogachelan donates to local projects like, the Food Bank, Fire Recovery, Schools, Community events, and so on.  Yogachelan was selected as Best New Business for 2008 by the Chamber of Commerce and Best Business 2010-11 by the International  Soroptimists of Chelan.

Loving the outdoors, Lynda is always ready for a yoga pose with nature. She hikes, snow shoes, plays golf, gardens, and enjoys paddle board yoga, and loves solitary long walks in nature.

Lynda’s spiritual name, Sat Dharam Kaur, which means the Princess/Lioness of God who fearlessly treads the path of truth and righteousness.

 

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