Meet Lyn Thomas

Founder of Sunshine Yoga & Yoga Teacher Lyn Thomas

Lyn meditating in field Spain

Lyn Thomas (dip.IYTA AUS) and (cert.YTT Ananda Yoga USA) is a yoga and meditation teacher, facilitator and entrepreneur and is the creator and owner of Sunshine Yoga & Health. Lyn is one of Australia’s most experienced yoga teachers and yoga retreat and holidays specialists.

Her beginnings in the yoga and health field began when she was just a young child. Her work emanates passion, authenticity and the true desire to share her knowledge and expertise to the world. She has over the countless years brought hundreds of clients to a point of personal awareness and growth.

Lyn’s vibrant and adventurous spirit continues to take her to many locations all over the world. Her joy is sharing these adventures with others. She has specialised in yoga and adventure holidays over the past 20 years, allowing her to provide life-long and often life-changing experiences to her many clients.

Her sole purpose is to share her experience and knowledge with people who resonate with her work.

Lyn’s ideal is to give people tools that allow them to take care of themselves and achieve long term health and wellness on all levels.

“Being in one’s own personal power is the ultimate to life”, Lyn says.

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 Australia

Lyn … Nature Photographer

Lyn … in Nepal


Nepal was an AMAZING adventure Lyn. I could have continued trekking for another 6 days! My resting pulse went from the 80’s to 64. Very regenerating. Look forward to seeing your amazing photos.

Thank you Lyn for an amazing ‘first retreat’ to Stradbroke Island. It was perfectly timed giving me much needed time out for myself. I returned home feeling relaxed, rested, rejuvenated and ready to take on life again.

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 … creating trust

Lyn … support in the wilderness

Lyn … having fun on the trail

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.

Lyn has a wide variety of qualifications and is considered one of Australia’s top providers.

  • IYTA AUS 1985;
  • YTT Ananda Yoga USA 1993;
  • 12hr Psoas Workshop with Liz Koch 2015;
  • Founder and Director of Sunshine Yoga & Health 1996;
  • Producer of yoga and relaxation videos, dvd’s and cd’s.