About Lincoln Yoga Center

About Lincoln Yoga Center

Yoga Teacher Training
Register today! Limited spots available. We offer 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training. Already certified? Become a 500-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher with our 300-hour program. Lincoln Yoga Center is Lincoln's longest running Registered Yoga Alliance School and Studio.
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$49 First Month Unlimited. Purchase when you attend your first class. fIRST CLASS IS FReE!
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Upcoming Events

ree Group Meditation

Thursday,  Feb. 7th   
w/ Prem & Nan
7-8PM / Studio 1
first Thursday of each month


Free Indian Cooking Demonstration
Monday, Feb. 11th 
w/ Mahak Chaudhry of Suji
7–8pm / Studio 1
2nd Mondays of each month


Applying Ayurveda
Thursday, Jan. 24th 
w/ Girijaa Jewel
7-8PM / Studio 2
4th  Thursday of each month


Mantra & Meditation
Thursday, Jan. 17th  
w/ Girijaa Jewel
7-8PM / Studio 2
3rd Thursdays

Kid's Yoga Program

Winter Session: Jan. 28 - March 4
Mondays 4:15-5:00PM
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Class Schedule 

Workshops Schedule

Teacher Training


Kid's Yoga Programs
Winter Session: Little Kids (3-6), Kids (4-8) and Tween/Teen (9-15).  Join our Kids Yoga email list to stay up to date on Kids Camp Days and more!
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Belize Retreat : Feb. 2-10, 2019


Take 5 Certification

with Sheila Palmquist
Tuesday, Feb. 12th  6-9pm & Sunday, April 7th 1-4pm
Studio , 1 / $89



Developed and taught by Sheila Palmquist, TAKE 5 was designed to help students, teachers, and parents learn social-emotional skills and deepen relationships.  Tools are taught to self-regulate and navigate the demands of our ever-changing environment. This comprehensive program enables us all to better understand and take control of violence and aggression. This program includes three hours of training. Curriculum manual included. 

TAKE 5 partners with Lincoln Parks & Recreation and select elementary schools to promote mindfulness to children.


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About Us

Lincoln Yoga Center was founded in 2010 by Sheila Palmquist, E-RYT500, RPYT, RCYT. Since it’s inception, The Center has grown to four studios and a host of community yoga programs, including yoga in the schools and teacher training programs.


Our mission is to light the path as others begin their journey into yoga. With the understanding that we are all different, and have the opportunity to start anew every day, we offer a variety of yoga classes to suit all levels and abilities, from balance and flexibility for foundational security, to Intermediate/Advanced for a playful challenge.


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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 www.Take5Program.com. Please visit our web site at
www.LincolnYogaCenter.com, email: LincolnYogaCenter@gmail.com, call (402)570-1114, or stop by 2127 Winthrop Rd. (across from Leon’s Food Mart).
The first yoga class I took was fifteen or so years ago. I wasn’t sure at that point what to think about yoga. Over the years, I continued to practice at different studios and in 2013, decided to gain a deeper understanding of yoga and take the 200 hr. teacher training at Lincoln Yoga Center. This is when I realized yoga was more to me than just a form of exercise. I delight in sharing my knowledge with friends, family and anyone interested in learning more about this ancient practice. My journey continues as I apply all aspects of yoga to my everyday life.
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.
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.

Find out more about Amy at www.amybidrman.com

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!
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.

Hugh is grateful to have been raised and influenced by eastern philosophies. Before finding yoga, he studied martial arts and meditation. Naturally he gravitated towards yoga and all its wonder. “Yoga has offered me a doorway to connect the body, mind, heart and spirit. It is captivating and has a way of enriching one’s life.”
Certified in Inner Power Yoga through the Yoga World Reach organization.  Hugh believes life’s journey begins with reconciliation with oneself. “I like to offer a practice with inner awareness which can blossom outwardly. Through our practice we can move closer to this sensation of wholeness. It’s an amazing feeling when we experience this deep connection.”
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?
Lu Milius RYT 300 Inner Power Yoga, R.R. Shakti. Lu has 17 years yoga experience and 9 years as a yoga teacher. Lu specializes in adaptive yoga Matthew Sanford style. Her approach is the body is always in true natural state of wholeness. Lu's approach is to assist in awakening the energy within as the body's whole self is revealed.
Lu also has certifications in Restorative Yoga, Judith Hanson Lasater method, and in Interoceptive trauma yoga, from the trauma center in Boston.
Lu is a retired Nurse Practitioner. She enjoys reading, gardening, and nature. She spends her free time with family and especially her twelve grandchildren.
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.

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