Lindy took her first yoga class in 1984 while in the scholarship program at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center in NY and found that it was just what she needed to balance her mind & body. As a professional modern dancer in New York City, she performed for more than 10 years, having trained with Alvin Ailey and Martha Graham among others.
At the end of her dance career, yoga became a welcome transition in her lifestyle. She started practicing and studying regularly at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in NY in 1988 with Sharon Gannon and David Life. At that time a teacher training program for yoga and Yoga Alliance did not exist. She began teaching an informal, donation-based class at a private studio in Manhattan in 1990.
Since then she has completed teacher trainings with Tim Miller in Ashtanga, Michael Fukumura in Anusara (completing the entire 2-year Anusara program — 3 immersons plus 200 hr teacher training), a 200 hour teacher training program at Rising Lotus Yoga in LA and has been serving as assistant and demonstrator to Vinyasa Krama yoga instructor Arun Deva over the past 10 years. In 2016 she completed level 3 of the Yoga Therapy RX program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles directed by Larry Payne and is a Certified Yoga Therapist. She currently teaches at La Maida Institute in North Hollywood, Tree People (corporate classes) in Los Angeles, private classes for both groups and individuals as well as individual yoga therapy sessions.
She is extremely grateful for the extraordinary teachers that have touched her life, among them: Arun Deva, Larry Payne, Daniel Stewart, Claire Hartley, Linda Lack, Sianna Sherman, Michael Fukumura, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Dennis Dean, Tim Miller and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois.
Her classes incorporate a mix of several different yogic approaches that she has studied, including Vinyasa Krama, Anusara, Sivananda, Ashtanga as well as pranayama (breath work). Attention to correct, healthful form is a priority as well as proper breathing, mindfulness and non-competition. She teaches all levels, from basic/beginner to advanced as well as recovery from injury and yoga for those 40+.