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Happy #TownieTuesday Townies!

This week we’d like you to meet Lynn.

Lynn has been a part of the Yogatown Stittsville community since 2013 and has done over 1500 classes since!! She’s now a part of our Volunteer Program and has become a shining star on the team.

Over the years we have seen Lynn’s incredible will and determination. She came to Yogatown facing a difficult time in her life and has used her practice to build up her mental and physical strength.

Lynn opened up to us about her time here at Yogatown:

 

◆ YT: Why did you start doing yoga?

I was going through an extremely challenging work experience, full on harassment, it was a full on breakdown. I needed somewhere to be in the moment and forget the terrible experience I was going through. I cried a lot during class the first year of my practice…it was the only place I felt I could let go.

 

◆ YT: What’s the yoga accomplishment you’re most proud of?

Achieving a Jenn Stow worthy chaturanga that I can actually hold for more than three breaths. 😉 But the most challenging was to accomplish consistent and proper breathing throughout my practice. This keeps me in the present and relaxed.

 

◆ YT: Why Yogatown?

I originally selected Yogatown Stittsville because it was close to my house. However, I kept coming back because I felt welcomed. The staff are wonderful and my co-townies are open, friendly and give everyone that walks in the door a sense of community. Classes are amazing and there are such a variety of teachers to meet my needs depending on what I need in a day.

 

◆ YT: What does the word Townie mean to you?

Community, tribe, support, fun and most of all family.

 

◆ YT: We believe that yoga is about so much more than being bendy. What does yoga mean to you and how has it changed since you started?

I thought [yoga] was about being fit and clearing you mind – which it is – but, when I am on my mat, it’s like everything else in the world ceases to exist. Time stops and I’m right here, right in this moment. Nothing and no one can touch me.  It is my time. I never want the feeling of growth, strength and joy that I feel to end.

I’m alway surprised when the class is over, because it always feels like it is over too soon. Then in savasana, the feeling of pure bliss as you open your mind to find answers to questions you didn’t even know you were asking.

 

◆ YT: Anything else you’d like to add?

I am so grateful to have found Yogatown. Everyone I have met whether staff or members have improved my life and I consider them all my extended family and during the last year, which was one of the most challenging years of my life…they became my tribe. I am a completely different human being than I was before I found Yogatown. 🙏

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