Wanderlust: Tahoe teacher says music and yoga are related
Local Lynne Gardener lives the soul-felt relationship of yoga and music, a prevalent theme for this weekendand#8217;s Wanderlust festival at Squaw Valley USA. Gardener is a 20-year yoga instructor, presently teaching at Tahoe Yoga Institute in Tahoe City. And she is a music professor at Sierra Nevada College.
and#8220;Music and yoga are about being open, able to express yourself from a place of integrity,and#8221; said Gardener. and#8220;Itand#8217;s about taking something from inside and putting it out into the world without blocks or limitations. In a nutshell, people are creative through the arts, which is essentially the practice of Yoga.and#8221;
Schuyler Grant, an organizer of Wanderlust and renown yoga instructor, came to the Tahoe area and took the local instructorand#8217;s classes. Gardener considers being the first people in the community to participate a gift. And being able to hang out and talk shop with people who have been teaching and practicing for years a neat arena for the yoga community.
As a mother of 2-year-old Desiree, Gardener is excited to actually have the time to take some yoga classes. She is personally looking forward to Duncan Wong and John Friendsand#8217; instruction.
and#8220;This is a good opportunity for people to check out all kinds of yoga. To pull different styles and teachers together is also really valuable for the teaching community, this is a big opportunity,and#8221; Gardener said. Yoga teachers and#8220;come from the same place,and#8221; yet each has a different way of looking at the foundation of yogic teachings.
According to Gardener, the postures and practice of yoga is a framework to get inside yourself, a microcosm on the mat of a life-altering, growing awareness. and#8220;Hopefully everyone will come away a little bit more loving, a little bit less stressed.and#8221;
Gardener teaches yoga with an eye toward therapy, especially scoliosis and back pain, and hopes to make yoga available for everyone, not just the flexible or the athletes. She envisions a cost-effective practice for the community. Visit http://tahoeyogainstitute.com or see her at the Wanderlust festival.
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