Community Class


This class is taught by:

Richard Meyer

Years Practicing: Ten years.
(Began +,- 2004)
Certification: 200 hours.
(Completed at Yoga Village, Arroyo Grande, CA).

I started practicing yoga about ten years ago when I needed to switch away from running. I hadn't ran for a couple of years due to back problems. I was fearful of reinjury if I continued. Although I remained active physically in that two years, it was never at a level that was satisfying. I came to yoga by accident.

I tried some classes. I liked those classes. I went more regularly. Then I didn't go regularly. I found it deceptively difficult. To me there were aspects of yoga that related to running though... an ineffable physical and mental experience. From those on-again/off-again beginnings, I slowly became more consistent in practice.

I am grateful for the diverse set of instructors and teachers I have had at Yoga Village and elsewhere. As I practice, I grow.
I hope to share the experience of yoga with others; the physical and mental benefits, the positive focus, and the general well being that yoga brings to me.

Namaste.

Lynn Swanson - Manzella

I had my first yoga experience in 1968 with Swami Satchitananda and have been practicing ever since. It is said that our teachers shine light into the darkness. This I when I learned that yoga is all about growth and finding true happiness. After years of teaching yoga in San Francisco, Los Angeles and now in San Luis Obispo County, in 2009, I earned my 200 hour Yoga Teacher certificate from Yoga Village. In 2016, I earned my 500 hour Yoga Teacher certificate from Yoga Village. From 2012 to 2015, I studied with Amy Weintraub, creator of Life Force Yoga, earning my LFY certificate which allowed me to incorporate yoga into my psychotherapy practice (Lynn Swanson, LMFT). I have seen psychological transformation occur more rapidly through practicing yoga, both in the yoga studio setting and in my psychotherapy office. When we are feeling out of balance we need to look at the whole of our existence, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, to see where we need to give attention. Yoga provides so many tools to help us expand our awareness. We store so much emotional information in our bodies that really needs liberating. Once this pattern of holding becomes part of our consciousness our perception about our lives can change. The body is an amazing mentor for the mind. We just need to learn to listen to it. I love teaching the morning classes to all you who have learned that starting your day with yoga is the best! I am forever grateful to Connie Murphy and Annie Hopper for creating the spirit expanding place that is Yoga Village. I also love offering Life Force Yoga Workshops to my community to help empower those who are suffering from anxiety and depression. The added benefit of practicing yoga with others is finding a community that holds acceptance as a standard and this can be very healing in and of itself. Sharing my love of yoga, and sometimes my voice, is my passion and joy!
 

Upcoming classes:

  • Sat Jan 19 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Richard Meyer
  • Sat Jan 26 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Feb 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Feb 09 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Feb 16 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Feb 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Mar 02 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Mar 09 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Mar 16 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Mar 23 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Mar 30 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Apr 06 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Apr 13 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Apr 20 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat Apr 27 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat May 04 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella
  • Sat May 11 8:30 am - 9:30 am with Lynn Swanson - Manzella