My history of yoga and health goes back to the 1960’s when I was a child in New Zealand. I took to it like a duck to water and have never ceased to be involved. I was teaching yoga long before I became ‘qualified’, as was my mother, Marion, who was also a yoga teacher.
Lyn in Pokhara, Nepal 2018
Lyn, Nature Photographer, NZ 2009
Lyn in Umbria, Italy 2014
This life-long journey has lead me down the path of many health and wellness modalities; yoga and meditation, spiritual teachings, personal growth, and integrative medicine, crystal and vibrational therapy, psychology and counselling, vegetarian cooking and organic gardening. With a natural love of nature, adventure and the great outdoors, it was a natural progression to fall in love with the art of nature photography. And let’s not forget my love of motorcycle riding.
Sunshine Yoga & Health was born out of passion and my mother’s wish that I spread the word of yoga and health. I began, in 1980, organising and teaching weekly yoga classes. For the past 22 years organising, facilitating and presenting specialised yoga workshops (‘time-out days’), along with yoga retreats and international yoga holidays, which I love to do very much.
Lyn, Aunt, Mother Marion 1995
Lyn in Brisbane 1997
Lyn in Pirongia NZ 1961
My work emanates passion, authenticity and a true desire to share my knowledge and expertise with the world. I have over the countless years brought hundreds of clients to a point of personal awareness and growth through yoga, meditation and relaxation. My sole purpose is to teach people how to take care of themselves whilst practicing yoga, and to achieve long term health and wellness, on all levels.“Being in one’s own personal power is the ultimate to life”, Lyn says.
My style of teaching has changed over the years. As I’ve grown and developed my craft and indeed myself, I have imparted upon my clients my own natural process and progress. One of the valuable lessons I have learned from my early years of practicing very advanced and strong Iyengar yoga, is that tying my body in knots was not necessarily a good thing. Through this experience and my vast experience following, I know that the true essence and the power of yoga is soft and gentle. Hence Sunshine Yoga & Health’s motto “experience the power of gentleness” is a very personal and heart-felt motto.