I have been teaching yoga on Kos Island for 9 years, and SUP yoga for 6 years. My passion is teaching close to (or on) the sea and out in nature. I can clearly see how this makes people feel, and I myself love to be outside on the water either windsurfing, kitesurfing or SUP´ing.
My yoga studio where I hold my yoga classes is next to Tam Tam Beach Bar in Mastichari. It is a beautiful shaded wooden center with stunning views to the sea. When I am not teaching there you will find me in Kefalos Bay at Kefalos Windsurfing running my weekly SUP yoga classes. I am fully qualified to teach Hatha Yoga, SUP Yoga, Yin Yoga and Aerial Yoga, and I simply love to see the power of yoga at work on all of my students. As well as this I teach one-to-one and group private classes, either at my studio or at a location of your choice.
Looking forward to sharing yoga and SUP yoga on Kos Island with you soon!
My Yoga Journey
When I was diagnosed with a chronic auto-immune disease I decided to get really serious about my yoga practice, instead of just dipping in when I was in the mood! My diagnosis took me on an incredible journey of research and discovery about myself and my mind/body/spirit that I am still on today.
The medical profession only treat the symptoms of the disease and state that there is no cure, so I took my medication and hoped that I would get better. I got worse ... so sick that I could barely function and so took an emergency flight to Germany to see a specialist. He told me to stop taking my medication immediately, as I was highly over-medicated. As soon as I stopped the medication I very slowly started to improve. I vowed on that day that I would not take anymore thyroid medication. Instead I would look for alternative ways to live with and manage my disease.
My relentless research helped me to understand that the main catalyst for me getting sick in the first place was a long period of (emotional) stress. Stress will always get you. If you don’t deal with your stress it will manifest in your physical body somehow, somewhere. That’s just a fact. All of my research led me to the same conclusion. The best way to properly deal with stress is through embracing a regular yoga practice.
Throughout my illness I have used yoga, meditation and breath work as a tool to support me and to help me to cope. Yoga has helped me so much, and continues to help me in so many ways. For exmple I am much calmer, and I can be more present and less reactionary. As well as this, I can really hear and understand my body – and my stress signals – and react. I appreciate people and nature and life so much more, as I am no longer hovering on the outskirts looking in. Now I am a real player in my life story! I feel gratitude for my continuing journey every day - good or bad. My body loves stretching and I feel good ... I want everybody to feel good too!
Yoga can help us in so many ways to live a more balanced and present life … enjoy the journey! Namaste, Lynn
MY INSPIRATION …
Man today is sick because he thinks he is sick. Sickness and disease have no place in the life of a person who does not accept and tolerate the self-limiting thoughts which are the real seeds of our myriad ailments. We stand hypnotized by the belief that disease and illness are our fate and destiny, rather than health and bliss, which are truly our birthright and heritage. In order to emerge from our mass hypnosis and collective hysteria and to experience health, joy and creative fulfilment, we must make a systematic application of yoga in our daily lives – Swami Satyananda Saraswati
I truly believe that this disease is your body’s way of letting you know that you have to significantly change your life. Right now, the Graves Disease seems like a curse. But if you change your eating regimen and heal yourself physically and emotionally, then the illness may seem like a blessing: A major TEST that you had to confront and pass, if you were to survive as a human being.