Lynda Spieser

student | teacher | ayurveda health counselor

Lynda became a student of the Waterloo Modo Studio about a year after it opened. New to yoga she tried one class, signed up for the intro package and embarked on a transformational journey. When yoga became the subject of many, if not most, of her conversations with family, friends and colleagues, it was evident that she was inspired and excited to share what she was learning. Lynda did her Modo training in Brazil in 2012. Since then she has studied with Dharma Teacher, Poep Sa Frank Jude and is certificated as a Mindfulness Instructor. In June 2016 Lynda met the requirements of Susi Hately’ s, Functional Synergy Inc., Yoga Therapist program and is now certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapy. Inspired by her own shifts in well-being, having embraced the wisdom and teachings of Ayurveda as introduced in Yoga Therapy training, Lynda has gone on to deepen her Ayurvedic practice. In 2017 she completed Functional Synergy’s graduate Ayurveda program, and then certified both as a Yoga Health Coach through the Cate Stillman Body Thrive program and as an Ayurvedic Health Counselor from the Kripalu School in 2018. Lynda now teaches Ayurveda through the venues of one-one counseling, leading groups of women through habit evolution and on retreats.

What began as a physical practice for Lynda is evolving to ever more awareness of the truer and fuller essence of what Yoga and Ayurveda embody. As she learns, the greater is her appreciation of how one’s body and mind experience spaciousness ~ in a practice that is safe and strong amidst a community of support; in the ease to be found in breath, stillness and movement that is functional; in a lifestyle in sync with nature; and in the infinite possibilities as one pauses to live ‘in this moment’.