Lyndsae Rinio was introduced to yoga in early childhood by her mother, and has continued independent practice throughout her life. She was once scolded by her first grade teacher for doing shoulderstand during recess. Her formal studies began in 2000 at the public library in her home state of Alaska. As a trained dancer, she built her yoga practice on her knowledge of movement and anatomy, as well as her long-standing interest in meditation. After relocating to Chicago, she served as manager of Nature Yoga Sanctuary until 2008.
Lyndsae's regular classes offer a blend of hatha and vinyasa flow, with an emphasis on intelligent muscular and skeletal alignment. Her weekly restorative class is a gentle, relaxing practice accessible to those working through injury or chronic illness. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 200 hour level, and also holds certification in teaching yoga for cancer recovery, as well as restorative yoga.
As a cancer survivor herself, Lyndsae found yoga to be an invaluable part of her recovery process. This has fueled her deep interest in yoga's therapeutic ability to shape and rehabilitate the body and mind. Lyndsae believes that a yoga practice is a meditative exercise in self-observation so very few hands on adjustments are given, making her class more comfortable for survivors of trauma. She encourages her students to find the integrity of each pose within their own body, rather than some external ideal.