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.
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
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!
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.
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.”
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.