All Levels

This class is taught by:

Sheila Palmquist

Founder and Director of Lincoln Yoga Center and School Sheila Palmquist 
E-RYT500, RCYT, RPYT, YACEP®. LYC opened August 28th 2010. Lincoln Yoga Center offers 200 Hour Yoga Certification. Take 5 Certification (Behavior program for children). Over 40 group classes per week, for all ages and abilities. We have private and semi private sessions available for expecting mothers, athletes wishing to improve performance and focus, stress reduction, injury recovery, chronic illness, pain management, children, teens, seniors, etc. Everyone can practice yoga, and benefit from the effects. My introduction to yoga began in 2000, while living in Loveland, CO. I had an injury that kept me from my workouts of weightlifting and cardiovascular exercise, so I tried yoga. I have been a student ever since. My yoga practice became a way to maintain a healthy balance of my mind, body and spirit. I started my yoga training in 2002 after my second child was born, gave up my stress filled corporate job and started teaching yoga to kids. In 2004 my family and I returned to Lincoln. Although we loved CO, even good weather and beautiful mountains don’t compare to having your friends and family close by. My yoga journey in Lincoln has taken me too many gyms, schools, businesses, and wellness centers. I have met many wonderful people and have grown from each new experience. In 2008 I received my 200 hour certification at the Omaha Yoga & Bodywork Center and my 500 hour certification at the Himalayan Institute in PA. My approach to yoga is always based on what is best for the student. I do not believe in forceful practices, if you do not enjoy something you won’t and shouldn’t continue to do it. We are all unique, no one should try to copy someone else’s posture or practice, find yours. Our bodies and minds react differently to stress, we do not perceive or process things the same way. There is a formula for a healthy balance that is unique for all of us. I love working with a student and watching them have the, “I get it”, moment as most teachers know, we live for those moments. Some students find awareness through moving the body, (postures) others though the mind, (meditation) generally it is a combination of practices. The breath is the most important component. Take three deep, slow breaths (so the abdomen moves) right now ….notice what the affect is on the mind and body. At Lincoln Yoga Center we will help you find your center in a non-competitive, non-judgmental way.We welcome you and your questions.Visit Please visit our web site at, email:, call (402)570-1114, or stop by 2127 Winthrop Rd. (across from Leon’s Food Mart).

Amy Bidrman

I started practicing yoga after my second child was born. Asana practice embodied so many of the thoughts and feelings that early parenthood brought up in me and was incredibly reassuring. As a new parent I was learning and living the first two limbs of yoga, the Yamas and Niyamas which form the structure of practice on and off the mat. These qualities will always guide my teaching: non-harming, truthfulness, purity, non-grasping, contentment, learning through self-experience and a devotion to the divine in all beings.

I have been a childbirth educator since 1999, and took my first yoga training and started teaching pre and postnatal yoga in 2005. I took another training in 2008 with Yogrishi Vishvketu and continued to teach and to lead teacher trainings in pre and postnatal.

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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.

Amber Donahue

Yoga gives us a way to develop skills that help our balance, strengthen our joints, and practice peaceful introspection.
Movement and play are the best recreation! A yoga practice can enhance mindfulness and help us discover our inner strengths. Yoga has been part of my life for almost 20 years, and I completed the Lincoln Yoga Center’s 200 hour Teacher training program in 2017. As a teacher I hope to cultivate a playful spirit, engage my students, and help them set personal goals that enhance their growth.

Girijaa Jessica Jewell

My yoga journey started in 1999 when I went with a dear friend to a class in the basement of a community center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Although it wasn’t love at first asana, about two months into practicing I had an experience that led me to believe there was more to yoga than a good workout. From that time on I pursued yoga with a passion which grows with time. I love the way a good asana practice makes my body feel, and in my classes my intention is to help students feel good in their bodies. I draw on the many styles of yoga that I have practiced over the years including Iyengar, Ashtanga, vinyasa, power, Kundalini, and Forest. In addition, I incorporate into classes the other limbs of yoga and Ayurvedic principles to provide a holistic experience and empower people to live in harmony with the subtle energies that surround and influence us.
All Levels offers students the opportunity to practice in a multi-level setting. The instructor will offer variations so that students may choose the level of difficulty of depth most appropriate for themselves. An eclectic yoga class, the teacher will sometimes lead a flow style vinyasa (linking movement with breath), other times there will be hatha (the yoga of opposing forces), or yin (more passive poses targeted at stretching the body's connective tissue). Postures are performed mindfully with an emphasis on proper posturing, relaxation, and breathing.

Upcoming classes:

  • Tue Oct 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sheila Palmquist
  • Wed Oct 24 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amy Bidrman
  • Thu Oct 25 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Amy Bidrman
  • Fri Oct 26 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Oct 27 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Colleen Hughes
  • Mon Oct 29 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amber Donahue
  • Tue Oct 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sheila Palmquist
  • Wed Oct 31 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amy Bidrman
  • Thu Nov 01 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Amy Bidrman
  • Fri Nov 02 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Nov 03 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Maria Pham
  • Mon Nov 05 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amber Donahue
  • Tue Nov 06 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sheila Palmquist
  • Wed Nov 07 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amy Bidrman
  • Thu Nov 08 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Amy Bidrman
  • Fri Nov 09 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Courteney Turner
  • Sat Nov 10 9:30 am - 11:00 am with Girijaa Jessica Jewell
  • Mon Nov 12 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amber Donahue
  • Tue Nov 13 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Sheila Palmquist
  • Wed Nov 14 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Amy Bidrman