After running competitively for 6 years, all throughout high school and some of college, RikkiLynn fractured her ankle and turned to yoga to stay active during the period of her healing.

While studying Hinduism and yoga at the Sivananda Ashram in the Bahamas in January 2017, RikkiLynn discovered her true passion for yoga. With funding from Manhattan College, RikkiLynn completed a research paper during the Summer of 2017 on the mental and physical health benefits of yoga and meditation. She used the grant money to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training in March 2018.

RikkiLynn lives by the idea that we can only offer to one another what we first offer to ourselves.

She strongly believes in the importance of a mind-body connection, and through yoga, she ventures to combat stress, anxiety, and other ailments to encourage others to live a more empowered, balanced, and mindful life.

Along with being a yoga teacher, RikkiLynn is a distance runner, a lover of life, family, faith, and learning. After completing her bachelor’s degree in May 2019, RikkiLynn will be obtaining her a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Dominican College.

Here, you can follow her journey as a DPT student!