Lyne Lantaigne is a Registered Yoga Teacher/Therapist (CYA-E-RYT 550), Certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT)
Since 1998, Lyne has dedicated herself to the Yogic path and has taught Yoga and meditation classes. She approaches teaching from a Yoga Therapy perspective with a focus on bringing mindfulness to our body, our mind, and our emotions. The practice she teaches engages the whole being.
She has a passion for anatomy and functional movement and shares this in her classes. Her initial Yoga teacher training was with Joseph Lepage of Integrative Yoga Therapy. After teaching for a few years, she found that her own physical limitations and pain motivated her to go deeper in her understanding of the body. She subsequently completed Leila Stuart’s 300 hr. Anatomy of Yoga- Experiential Anatomy Program. She has extensively studied and practiced Buddhist meditation.
With a background in Education, (B.Ed, BFA) Lyne has taught languages and visual art. It is her love of learning and deep inquiry into the science and art of well being that fuels her yoga teaching. Her intention is to share knowledge to support her students in standing in their own awareness and strength.
She creates a space of loving presence to facilitate students connecting with themselves on subtler levels through their body. Being, moving, and breathing consciously allows us to feel our connection to the goodness within us and the Universe. She skillfully guides you in a practice that harmonizes and heals your body, and allows you to feel whole.
Lyne looks forward to sharing this sacred journey with you!
I did not know much about yoga that was an integral part of a two-week retreat I attended in 1989. I was mildly curious but as the days passed by, I began noticing something at the end of each day. My lifelong habit of self-deprecating thoughts and feelings, related to the trauma of a terrible childhood auto accident, began to change. I had not even realized I had this habit, but I could see that something was changing. I felt the absence of the urge to judge myself. I felt the beginnings of peace of mind.
Just as remarkable were the physical changes. I began to release stress-related constrictions that I had not even known were there. I could breathe more easily.
On another level, I began to enjoy the absence of allegiance to some unknown outside authority and comparing myself to others. In short, I was paying attention to myself.
So I kind of came in the back door of yoga.
With these powerful incentives, I continued to practice. It was like sitting next to a beautiful young child and realizing that the child was me, that I had that beauty inside myself.
On a concrete practical level, I had to confront a serious hip injury related to that childhood accident. I had been holding onto the idea that I was going to be a yoga star. Instead I found something with much more meaning to me. My own injury led me to working with people who also were dealing with physical limitations and life threatening illnesses and disabilities.
I learned to work more subtly and energetically to be able to meet the needs of my students and clients as they actually were. And this is my strength. And my core work.
My childhood history of hospitalization, of prolonged rehabilitation, of having an extended period of learning to walk again and to simply function in the world, appeared as an incredible gift under the influence of yoga. I have worked with clients near death, with cerebral palsy, with severely debilitating injuries, with cancer and many other conditions that I have been able to empathize with and help.
I had to find my own inner resources in many ways. Yoga was the key for me. And I have been able to bring that experience into the lives of many others. That is why I believe in yoga as therapy. That is why it is my life’s work.