Coaching with Lynn
Lynn Thomas is the director of Stretching for Life Studio and online program. Teaching yoga and being able to contribute in a positive way by helping people get into the Best Shape of their Lives is a strong passion of Lynn. She has more than 3,000 hours of actual teaching experience and over 300 hours of continuing education from various programs and workshops.
Formally trained in the Ashtanga yoga tradition, Lynn has studied with Maureen Bosker, Duane Utech and Natalie Mitoraj. She has completed a Thai Massage training program with the Still Light Centre under the direction of Shai Plonski. She prides herself on learning and understanding the body’s dynamics having additional studies in Yoga Anatomy and Yin. She is also an avid reader and has read several yoga, anatomy, aromatherapy and meditation books, as well as relatable books on depression, pregnancy, relationships, spirituality, and more that correspond to her students’ needs.
Lynn strives to be the kind of teacher that she would desire to learn from. While she has trained with many outstanding teachers, mentored with Maria Lauringer, as well as, learned from, she has also learned through years of experience from her own personal practice. To this day, she maintains a consistent personal practice and believes it’s an integral part of her over-all well-being. She finds it also serves as a continual source of inspiration for her teaching.
Lynn blends her teaching experience, personal practice experience, her knowledge and passion for teaching into a style that’s supportive and nurturing to ALL physical levels and abilities. She is proficient at teaching mixed level classes, where she is able to challenge the most advanced student while modifying the practice for those with injuries or who are less familiar with yoga. She enjoys teaching classes that are energetic, playful, and exploratory, yet she emphasizes being mindful and using proper alignment and form to avoid injury. She applies principles of anatomy and function to her teaching so that each student learns how to practice safely for their unique body and abilities. Her intention is to help students use the practice primarily as a healing art – teaching them to practice safely so that they will be able to continue practicing yoga for a lifetime. She creates a space that is safe for exploration and growth and gently guides her students to trust their inner teacher while supporting them on their journey.
Schedule an appointment with her to discuss a Personal Training and Weight Loss Program