Lyndsae Rinio has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2009. Introduced to yoga in early childhood by her mother, she has continued independent practice throughout her life. (She was once scolded by her first grade teacher for doing shoulderstand during recess.) Her formal studies began in 2000 at the public library in her home state of Alaska. As a trained dancer, she built her yoga practice on her knowledge of movement and anatomy, as well as her long-standing interest in meditation. After relocating to Chicago, she served as manager of Nature Yoga Sanctuary until 2008.
Lyndsae's yoga classes offer a blend of hatha and vinyasa flow, blending breath connected movement with stillness. She approaches yoga practice as an exercise in self-observation, encouraging students to find the integrity of each pose within their own body rather than some external ideal. Her studies in trauma sensitive yoga and functional anatomy have led her to teach with minimal hands on adjustments.
As a cancer survivor, Lyndsae found yoga to be an invaluable part of her recovery process. This has fueled her deep interest in yoga's therapeutic ability to shape and rehabilitate the body and mind.
She is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 200, and holds additional certifications in restorative yoga and yoga for cancer recovery. She is also a Vibrational Sound Therapy Certified Practitioner (VSTCP) and offers one on one sound therapy sessions as well as live and recorded singing bowl meditations.