Lynn Swanson - Manzella

Lynn took her first yoga class in 1968 with Swami Satchitananda and has been practicing ever since. She has taught yoga in San Francisco, Los Angeles and now in San Luis Obispo County. She finally got her 200 hour Yoga Teacher certificate from Yoga Village in 2009. Along with giving her the opportunity to register with Yoga Alliance, the certification has given Lynn credibility to incorporate yoga into her psychotherapy practice (Lynn Swanson, LMFT). She now offers Yoga Group Therapy for individuals interested in a mind-body approach to addressing psychological and developmental issues.

Sharing her love of yoga, and sometimes her voice, is her passion and joy!



Lynn Swanson - Manzella instructs the following:
  • Manifestation Yoga
  • Manifestation yoga is an all levels class for students who are ready to deepen their practice towards meditation or who like a slower flow with more attention to energy flow and alignment. Incorporating elements of aromatherapy, somatics, breath work, qi gong, guided visualization and yoga nidra.

  • Yin & Yang
  • Muscles prefer movement and repetition and are considered the Yang parts. Remaining muscularly passive for periods of time gently stretches dense connective tissue of the lower back, hips and spine, which may otherwise become stiff and less mobile as we age. There is a focus on the breath, being present in the moment, relieving tension and letting go. The Yin practice includes powerful mental and emotional benefits as its practitioner becomes quiet, still and mindful of the present. Yang brings movement between the Yin poses to move the Chi (universal energy.)

  • Yoga Awake
  • Greet the day with this beautiful all levels class.

  • Yoga Awake
  • Greet the day with this beautiful all levels class. 

  • Community Class