Weekend Yoga

This class is taught by:

Lyndsey Stropkey

Lyndsey unknowingly stumbled into her life’s work in the year 2000, when she took her first yoga class at the Shree Muktananda Ashram. She came into the practice seeking knowledge and physical health and found a world of emotional and spiritual healing as well. From there, she continued her practice at home, studying independently, and eventually began taking vinyasa flow classes at a local gym. Though she loved the physical movement, she always found herself wanting to know more about ALL the aspects of yoga aside from the postures. What about philosophy, breathing, chanting, meditation and MORE relaxation?! She found it all in the Kripalu tradition, and in 2008, Lyndsey attended a month long immersion at the Kripalu Center, where she received her 200- hour Kripalu Yoga teacher certification. She returned to Kripalu later that year to get certified to teach Yoga Dance- a practice that combines her love of music, yoga, and dance. In 2009, she obtained her basic certification as a practitioner of Thai Yoga Massage of the Tao Mountain lineage. That same year, she took her first degree Reiki class and became a certified Pilates instructor through the National Exercise Teacher's Association. In 2010, Lyndsey completed her Master level of Usui Reiki training with Erin Hill and became her apprentice. She began co-teaching Reiki trainings and passing attunements with Erin in 2014. She returned to The Studio Cleveland and completed intermediate Thai massage training in 2013. Lyndsey recently completed her 500- hour Kripalu Yoga teacher training, obtaining her 500- hour certificate in 2017.  She teaches to all ages all around Lake County and the Cleveland area, including teaching patients and employees of the Cleveland Clinic. She particularly enjoys teaching a variety of yoga styles to people who think they cannot do yoga. It is so gratifying watching people blossom and unfold as they come home to themselves and release imagined limitations. Lyndsey is a graduate of Hiram College with a BA in music. She helps to manage Branches of Wellness as well as offering classes, private sessions, and treatments there.
Join us on Saturday mornings* as we take you however you show up and meet you where you are.  Weekend Yoga will remind you to breathe, smile, and not take yourself too seriously.  
We may explore a variety of styles per the needs and wants of the students in attendance each week.  Possible explorations may include Restorative, Gentle, Yin, Kundalini, Yoga Dance, Slow Flow, Prana Flow, Vinyasa as well as Pranayama and Meditation.* 
All levels of experience are welcome!
This class has a rotating instructor from week to week - shared by Lyndsey Kohn, Michelle Gonzalez, Chloe Ward, Char Wyatt, Ryan Manista, Sheila Felix and Katie Green.
*On the 3rd Saturday of every month, this class will be Shamanic Morning Exercises, led by Mark Mondville*

Learn a simple and invigorating morning routine to draw in and awaken the forces of the Sun and Earth. Based on South American practices, we will take a narrative approach to visually guide you through gentle stretches and movements that will leave you feeling connected, refreshed, and ready to face the day. These ritualistic exercises are presented as part of a Shamanic lineage.