Yin Yoga

This class is taught by:

Lauren Phillips

Yoga found Lauren in 2000 after a debilitating soccer injury. After studying 9 years under Jivamukti teacher, Jerry Smith-Guidry, Lauren became certified (CYT 200) in 2009. A lifelong student of movement, she minored in Dance at university in 2008 and received professional Zumba teacher training in 2010. Lauren's performed publicly with Oasis Bellydance Troupe and African-style dance at Festival International de Louisiane; In addition, Lauren has studied the Yang-Style, Short Form Tai Chi for over 5 years. Drawing from her graduate degree in Counseling, she strives to incorporate the best of psychology with innovative yoga forms. Come to class, and open yourself to higher levels of self-awareness and movement potential.

Colleen Hughes

I found yoga about 10 years ago and liked the benefits of increased flexibility, balance and stress reduction. Mostly, I liked how calm, centered and grounded I felt after a yoga class. I also like being in a class with other practitioners and feeling the energy in the room. As a clinical social worker, I wanted to be able to share what I had learned in yoga with clients, so I completed the 200 hour teacher training at Lincoln Yoga Center in 2015. I am currently enrolled in a 500 hour program since there is so much to learn. I was able to attend a training on yoga for mood management in 2016 with Amy Weintraub of LifeForce Yoga. Amy authored Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists if you want to learn more. I enjoy all the aspects of yoga, including the postures, breathing practices, meditation, chanting, and mantras. I enjoy encouraging students to notice the sensations in their bodies, to stay present and to notice which postures are more calming or energizing for them. I love how yoga is being used to help all types of mental health and physical health issues. My favorite types of yoga are gentle, yin and restorative.

Amy Weber

Amy W. began her yoga journey in 2006 as cross-training for her avid running, golf, and weight training activities. Having been a dancer for 20 years as well as a runner for 25 years (and counting), the introduction of yoga/breath-work into her already active lifestyle helped increase flexibility, total body strength/tone, and introduced a mental balance that carried over from her mat to all aspects of life!

Amy completed her 200-hr Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) training through the Lincoln Yoga Center in May 2013. Her classes are designed around the strengthening, training, and the fine-tuning of muscles for overall fitness and health. Amy’s class style incorporates Vinyasa flow with deep holding of some postures in between flow sequences – perfect for the athlete or active yogi in you! A wine aficionado, Amy also teaches a monthly “Vino and Vinyasa” class that consists of an hour of Vinyasa yoga followed by the community enjoyment of several different brands of the featured wine type of the month. In addition to teaching group classes, Amy is also available to teach private lessons by appointment.

Teresa Miner

As a consummate student, Teresa is in a constant state of becoming and as such, she believes in the transformational process that resides within all of us. In addition to her bead creations, and workshops, she is a yoga instructor who obtained her 200 hr and 100 hour certifications through Yoga World Reach.  Teresa has attained BA in English and Religion respectively. Through her many paths, Teresa discovered the undertone to her purpose has always been, how can I help, what can I learn and how can I teach it?

Amy Sauer

Let’s be honest. Amy began her yoga journey the way a lot of people do: not in a studio or fitness center, but in front of a “Yoga for Beginners” VHS tape in her parents’ basement. But as the world moved from VHS to Wii Fit, she was moving on, too, finding inspiration in Vinyasa Yoga and a flesh-and-blood teacher in Judi Olivetti.

After studying with Judi for a life-changing 3+ years, she completed a YogaFit training and began teaching her own classes in 2009. Then, in 2011, she completed the 200-hr. “Inner Power Yoga” training at Yoga, Body & Balance with R.R. Shakti of Yoga World Reach. She has also attended intensive workshops with Christy Burnette (Anusara), Thomas Radke (Anatomy), Donna Farhi (Restorative), Lisa Giroux (Iyengar), and most recently, Aadil Palkhivala (Purna Yoga).

Thanks to these teachers and many others, Amy’s yoga philosophy is constantly evolving. At the moment, her passion is for teaching beginners and those that prefer a gentle, flowing class. Amy likes her classes to be fun and playful, yet very breath-centered and mindful, so that practitioners can have the opportunity, one breath at a time, one day at a time, to liberate themselves from stress, tension, tightness, unproductive thoughts, emotions, etc., and can leave class feeling like whole, radiant human beings.

Amy lives in Lincoln. Off the mat, Amy is a writer and educator; she works as a Mentor for the Highly Gifted in the Lincoln Public School District and loves sharing her enthusiasm for Language Arts with her students.

Joette Byrd

Joettes warm and welcoming style will invite you to stretch,strengthen,balance,move energy,release stress and tension, and cultivate peace and joy you can take with you back into the world. Her classes weave together the foundations of the basics with an interplay of body and mind, focus and flow,and strength and flexibility. While it's important to explore ones edge, she feels it's imperative to nurture a sustainable and balanced practice that will last a lifetime. She hopes to help students remember to pause, breathe, and take a look inside continually returning to the present experience.
Joette began her relationship with yoga in 2005- became certified in 2007- 200 hr. level.
She is working towards her 500 hr. level with Tias Little and Sarah Powers- Insight Yoga- a synthesis of traditional yoga, meditation, and eastern approaches to healing and well- being.
Blessed to study with many inspirational teachers, she feels that yoga itself is the ultimate teacher both on and off the mat... and a key lesson is to keep a sense of humor!

Katelynn Shumaker

Katelynn has been practicing yoga for the past 5 years and received her 200 hour teacher training from Lincoln Yoga Center in 2018. In that time her knowledge of yoga has evolved but the one thing that is omnipresent is the calming clarity that yoga brings to life. Practicing yoga brings her into her heart and helps her to remember love, compassion, wholeness and what it feels like to be still. As we practice together we will look inward and cultivate the omnipotent energy within our center to help one another ride the wave of life with grace.
Slow-paced yoga with poses held for comparatively long periods of time. This class is targeted to stretch fascia, the body's connective tissue.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Sep 21 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Diane Freese
  • Fri Sep 21 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lauren Phillips
  • Sun Sep 23 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Colleen Hughes
  • Mon Sep 24 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Diane Freese
  • Fri Sep 28 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Amy Weber
  • Fri Sep 28 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teresa Miner
  • Sun Sep 30 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Colleen Hughes
  • Mon Oct 01 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Amy Sauer
  • Fri Oct 05 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Amy Weber
  • Fri Oct 05 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teresa Miner
  • Sun Oct 07 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Joette Byrd
  • Mon Oct 08 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Amy Sauer
  • Fri Oct 12 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Diane Freese
  • Fri Oct 12 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teresa Miner
  • Sun Oct 14 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Katelynn Shumaker
  • Mon Oct 15 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Diane Freese
  • Fri Oct 19 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Diane Freese
  • Fri Oct 19 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Teresa Miner
  • Sun Oct 21 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm with Colleen Hughes
  • Mon Oct 22 5:45 am - 6:45 am with Diane Freese