Compassion is the most important value in my life and I aspire to be a living expression of compassion. I am a parent of three, between the age of 10 and 21, maintaining a healthy and vibrant family is also very important for me. I enjoy bushwalking, camping, reading and writing, as well as giving service to my community, including my yoga school.
My inspiration for life comes from engaging with each moment equally, regardless of what that moment contains.
I have completed the Dru Yoga Teacher Training, Dru Meditation Teacher Training, Dru Postgraduate Mastery, and am planning to complete Dru Kids & Teens and Dru Sound teacher trainings during March 2014.
I have been practicing yoga since I was three and have found that Dru’s heart focused, flowing style resonates deeply with my body, mind and soul. When in a wheelchair due to Multiple Sclerosis I visualized Dru sequences and postures, meditated and relaxed, and within twelve months was able to return my electric wheelchair.
I have been teaching yoga since 2008, with a focus on yoga for people in crisis – chronic illness, mental health and disability, across all age-groups. More recently I have branched out to include workplace and corporate yoga, as well as retreats and workshops.
In addition to face to face teaching, I have written about my experiences with yoga, MS and life in A Journey to Peace through Yoga, which has nearly sold out the first print run of 2500; recorded a set of three CDs, Splendour Meditation, Splendour Relaxation and Gayatri 108; am working on a DVD; and have several articles published in international yoga magazines.
I teach an inclusive class that focuses on enhancing the movement of energy through the body, using posture, visualization, breath, relaxation and meditation.
I recently taught a woman in her seventies who had had shoulder surgery six months previous, was experiencing arthritis and osteoporosis, and her passion and enthusiasm for life was undaunted. This was her first yoga class and her motto was “What are you going to do? You’ve got to live.”. Hopefully it wasn’t her last yoga class.
Watch Lynette’s inspiring story below.