After running competitively for almost 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 and meditation, a practice that consists of much more than physical postures.
After completing a research paper, with funding from Manhattan College, on the mental and physical health benefits of Buddhist and Hindu meditation and yoga during Summer 2017, RikkiLynn used the money she received from her research paper grant to complete her 200-hour yoga teacher training.
In March 2018, after 6-weeks of intensive training with Three Sisters Yoga based in Manhattan, RikkiLynn received her certification right on time.
Yoga has given RikkiLynn peace of mind and confidence, as well as more physical and mental strength and flexibility than ever before.
RikkiLynn lives by the idea that we can only offer to one another what we first offer to ourselves.
Through yoga, RikkiLynn aims to give others everything yoga has given her– a safe space to explore one’s thoughts, feelings, and body, as well as improved strength, flexibility, and confidence.
RikkiLynn 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.
Each practice is YOUR practice, and RikkiLynn is simply your guide.
As a 200-hour registered yoga teacher, RikkiLynn currently offers private, in-home classes and will come to you– with props and all! All bookings, whether it be a single session or discounted multiple-class package, includes a free consultation to assure that all needs are met, as well as original, creative sequences.
Along with being a yoga teacher, RikkiLynn is a distance runner, a lover of life, family, faith and learning, and a coffee fiend. After completing her bachelor’s degree in May 2019, RikkiLynn plans to obtain her a Doctorate of Physical Therapy to further her knowledge and eventually work to help others prevent injury, restore function, reduce pain, and live their most productive, healthy life.
RikkiLynn is proud to call herself a yoga TEACHER but believes that she is a STUDENT first and foremost, forever and always.
Start your inward and outward journey today with Yoga with RikkiLynn!