Changes and New Opportunities with Lindsey

Dec 15, 2015   //   by Betsy   //   The Blog  //  No Comments

It takes a village to make Yoga District happen! One essential team member is Lindsey. Learn about her experiences working at Yoga District and what inspires her to help make this community tick.

LinzRecentPicHow did you come to your role at Yoga District?
I have been doing some basic payroll duties since May for a work study to help pay my Yoga Teacher Training coming up in January. When I made a big career change back in October I reached out to see if there were any paid opportunities at Yoga District that I could take on. Luckily the payroll position had just opened up and seemed like the perfect fit for me!

How has working at Yoga District nurtured, challenged, and transformed you?
My experience at Yoga District has been amazing so far! I came from a very fast paced, corporate environment so to get to work with such loving, conscious and grateful people has really been a blessing. I feel appreciated and celebrated for the work I do and that is a wonderful feeling. It can be challenging at times to manage the payroll for 100+ employees in such a short period of time. I have learned to embrace the challenge and do my best, and that has been a successful formula so far. It is all worth it to me because I truly feel at home working at Yoga District.

What is your favorite thing to do around town?
I like going to different parks and gardens around the city, and exploring new ones. My favorites right now are the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery, the National Arboretum and the Aquatic Gardens in Anacostia. It’s fun to find a quiet little oasis in the middle of the city.

What is your favorite thing to do?
My favorite thing to do is to be out in nature. Whether that is going on a hike, camping, a picnic or a bike ride, it doesn’t matter what I’m doing. As long as I am surrounded by trees, birds and feeling the sun on my skin, I am a happy human.

If you had to describe your life in the form of a yoga pose, which pose would it be?
It would have to be Natarajasana (Dancer’s Pose)! For me this pose completely represents the dance of my life and the beauty of that dance. It’s staying grounded, stable, and concentrated, while at the same time opening up the heart to the sun and the sky and doing a playful dance. Finding that balance in life is so important and I have always made a point in my life to find and maintain that. Sometimes I have an easy time doing it and other times I loose focus and fall down. There is beauty in all parts of the process and I try to embrace each phase as it comes.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I will be 42, wow! I see myself as a strong and grounded, spiritual woman, with much confidence and wisdom that my life experiences have brought me. I see myself surrounded by my family and lots of animals, teaching yoga and Spanish and enjoying my life to the fullest.

Please share a quote which resonates with you and your life?

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”

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The diverse family of DC yoga teachers at Yoga District are dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone through a huge variety of yoga class types, from vinyasa flow to restorative and beyond. Most Yoga District teachers are graduates of Yoga District’s nationally-attended 200 hour teacher training program. All Yoga District classes focus on coordinating breath with body movement to promote flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. We strongly believe in yoga as therapy, so catch one of our classes whenever you need a healthy dose of self-care.
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The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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