Lynn Geddes-Wolling is here to serve, awaken and uplift humanity through the teachings of yoga. She is a long-time Savannah yoga teacher and fitness expert who specializes in biomechanical alignment, yoga therapies, and alternative pain management.
Lynn has 30 years of fitness training experience in all types of training for all populations and ages. Her focus is functional training with core facilitation and injury prevention.
Lynn has been teaching Yoga since 2002 and a practitioner of yoga since 1999. Her approach to yoga is not just physical. The teachings are rich and offer you the opportunity to explore and cultivate all facets of yourself. The physical gift of embodiment is where we start to understand how to move beyond the densest aspect of ourselves. (No pun intended) into a higher state of consciousness or we become inert.
Taking a journey beyond your physical state to a new level raises the consciousness of the mental, emotional, and vital energy bodies. Your next climb will be to raise your will, understanding and intuitive layers. It only makes sense if we live in a subconscious and conscious state why not develop all layers of yourself to thrive in a super conscious state.
Approach is based on what each individual is looking to achieve, re-establish or create. Lynn can give you the education and the tools you need to transform your life. Ultimately it is the responsibility of each human being to seek the knowledge and put it into action to live a quality of life that serves them optimally without pain, suffering and dysfunction. Achieving this takes devotion for lifestyle changes to occur.
Lynn has co-authored and authored Yoga Cards and Instructor’s Guide Yoga for Small Spaces/Chair Yoga. These handy resources can be used by anyone, anytime and anywhere. No more excuses. She makes it accessible to everyone and teaches you how yoga is a preparation for life to manage stress, develop balance and health.
She has written a syllabus on The Principles of Hatha Yoga for a 2 credit college course, developed a charter school program called Conscious Kids Awakening your Awareness. This training can be modified for Yoga Teacher Trainings. A comprehensive Practice Awareness Plan for businesses and corporations to reduce risk of injuries and sick time on the job.
Lynn loves learning and deepening her wellspring of knowledge to share with her students. She has traveled all over the USA and India to study with some of the most valuable teachers to gain new experiences and insights. Some of her workshops include Anatomy and Alignment, Pelvic Floor and Core Restore, Edu-KAY teaching kids yoga, and many other offerings you can find at www.yogamefit.com
She loves yoga, music, dancing, organic gardening and having meaningful conversations about life. She is deeply dedicated to helping people increase their quality of life and to live a life of quality. What is important to you?
a slight awareness of what was going on Or an acute awareness of subtle differences
Lynn Geddes-Wolling strives to answer the ever present question: Does the manner in which you live reflect your values and attitudes?
Are your kids stressed out? Yes they are. From kindergarten to high school and beyond numerous factors contribute to stressing our children. We are not taught how to manage stress and we adapt and cope the best we can based on circumstances and conditions. Unless we take time to nurture our children and ourselves we continue to lower and devalue our quality of life. The roller coaster of emotions and mental distractions lead to fear, anxiety and depression.
Ancient yoga teachings are stress management techniques to help manage all parts of ourselves and enables us to connect to wholeness and wellbeing to enhance our quality of life. Yoga is a stress management program and teaches us how to deal with the stressors in life. Whether you realize it or not kids have more stress than you think. Yoga delivers all the tools and techniques needed to manage the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic domains of one’s self to transform yourself.
Group classes motivates and cultivates lots of fun, creativity and instills core values that will be utilized for a lifetime. Here are some benefits of yoga that will change and nurture your child to live a healthier happier life.
Kids Yoga classes incorporate more movement and creativity to keep kids engaged without getting bored. In addition to the above, cardiovascular activities are integrated to expend energy, strengthen the cardiovascular system, and move energy. Music and dancing are therapeutic and teaches movement, coordination, rhythm and tempo.
Kids need to be kids and nurture their inner child to bring a sense of play to the activities. Have fun, let loose and be comfortable being yourself. Yoga has many more benefits and it will be up to you and your child to take action and experience the benefits over time.
The principles of yoga teaches compassion, mindfulness, kindness, sharing and caring for yourself and others. As I said yoga delivers all the tools and techniques needed to manage the physical, mental, emotional, and energetic domains of one’s self to transform yourself in living a healthy happy lifestyle with less stress and the world would be more peaceful with less stress.
We stand with you, our Black family. At Kidding Around Yoga, we are a worldwide multicultural community committed to bringing the teaching of yoga to children and families worldwide. Our aspirations have always been to treat all humans with dignity, respect and care. We recognize that aspirations and intentions are different from impact. Our good intentions have not diminished the impact of our lack of understanding. We acknowledge the harm experienced by Black people and people of color within our organization. We have been blind to the ways in which white supremacy culture has been at play within our materials, structures and communications. We are deeply humbled and saddened to start to realize the extent to which BIPOC have been harmed, undersupported, ignored, dismissed, asked to perform emotional labor for free, and otherwise not held in the ways we aspire to hold everyone. We appreciate those who continued to point out to us our blindspots, even when we failed to listen or honor the wisdom they were bringing. We apologize. We know it is not enough. We are committing to strengthening our anti-racist actions, to continue looking deeper into our structures and personal biases, and to make ongoing changes to embody the teachings of yoga.
This is a time to wake up, to speak up, to stand up. This is a time to fight for what is right and educate those who are still in the dark. Every Black life matters. We all recognize that these are not new issues, but this IS a new opportunity to be allies and agents of change, in large and small ways. Let us not hide from this challenge or wait for someone else to do the heavy lifting. We each have a voice and a responsibility to fight for a better, more just and peaceful world. Join us as we listen, as we learn, as we change, and as we do what we do best: share the ancient and powerful practice of yoga and meditation with children across the globe.
In addition to the ways in which KAY supports bringing yoga to all children, we specifically recognize and commit to the following:
► Our materials and content need to be reviewed and updated. Some existing content contains ideas or themes rooted in racist structures we are now becoming aware of. These have caused harm and discrimination, and we are committed to a thorough review and action steps. We will give updates as to our actions regarding these materials.
► We also recognize that we have not fully understood what cultural appropriation of yoga looks like. We understand that, in certain instances, we have used yoga in a way that has diminished its roots and caused harm to the culture from which it arises. We are undergoing a deep review of our materials and marketing, in this light, and will give updates as to our actions as a result of this review.
► We also recognize that asking our Black teachers to share what they are doing to guide themselves through these “trying times” was felt as insensitive by many teachers. It was not our intention to cause harm in this way, but we understand how this is emotional labor, and that teachers need to be compensated for this. We will compensate any teachers we call upon to support us in this process.
► We acknowledge the lack of Black leadership within KAY, and are actively expanding the leadership team to include and elevate Black wisdom and voices. This week, we are delighted to welcome Shawandra Ford and Camelia Brown onto the leadership team. We will continue to expand our team in the coming weeks.
► We are revamping our KAY4ALL training to include specific anti-racist training. We will make it mandatory and included for all trainees and trainers. Meanwhile, KAY Leadership is undergoing anti-racist trainings themselves, which will be ongoing.
► We are in the process of allocating resources to support scholarships for BIPOC trainees, to fund classes in underserved communities, and to offer financial support to organizations upholding anti-racism and helping make yoga accessible and available to BIPOC families.
In order to move forward and accomplish the mandates listed above, we have created a Justice Task Force. The JTF will identify and implement the changes needed within KAY. The JTF consists of seasoned and new team leaders committed to serving to create an anti-racist culture within our organization.
We will be adding tasks to the list, as we grow and evolve in our understanding of what needs to be done. We hope you will join us in doing this work in your own lives.
We are open to feedback, but we understand that it is no one’s job but ours to look, to learn, to digest, and to take action. We stand by our commitment to become an anti-racist organization whose work uplifts, supports and learns from Black wisdom and leadership.
Please email email@example.com if you wish to reach out to us in regard to this statement, whether it’s feedback, an offer to join our efforts, or you want to be kept up to date with these promises.
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