Mindful You Yoga & Wellness's vision is to support our students in their journey through life. Every class offered is focused on mindfulness: being present, aware of your breath, your movement, bodily sensations and thoughts. This is the practice of yoga and its health benefits are far reaching and life changing. Mindfulness leads to deep relaxation and transformation on every level- physical, mental and emotional. We are so eager to serve our community in the best way we know how - with a variety of yoga classes from Yin to Energy Medicine Yoga. Creating a Mindful Community...Breath by Breath.
With our EXPANSION comes our vision for wellness beyond the mat. Offering Massage, Energy Therapy, Reiki, and Health Coaching !!
Established in 2018.
After many years of traveling far and wide to train and teach, my dream was to ultimately open a boutique yoga studio close to my home in Dundalk. There are numerous boutique style studio offerings beyond the Dundalk area; I traveled consistently to Baltimore City, Belair, Columbia and Perry Hall to teach and attend classes. In the end, I felt the need to offer Dundalk what I was able to experience outside of the area, especially with the unique style of yoga offered by our instructors at Mindful You Yoga Studio. After nearly 5 years serving our community we are in deep appreciation of the support we have had from our dedicated students, our teachers, and our partnerships
- Crystal / Co-Owner & Instructor
I am a dedicated yoga instructor, a mom and health coach with a passion for nature and helping others. I strive to create an empowering, nurturing environment for students to flourish and feel a sense of joy. My approach is to assist students in developing a deeper connection with mind, body and spirit through a breath centered yoga practice. I appreciate how yoga can play an intricate role in maintaining and regaining health naturally by assisting the body in regulating its functions and developing a greater capacity for stillness to help the individual connect to their true nature. Through a regular yoga practice I have noticed there is an improved ability to make more conscious decisions about well being and self care.
I earned my 200 hr. teacher training under the guidance of Kim Manfredi and completed a 100 hour training with Martha McAlpine. I continued an ongoing mentorship with Martha McAlpine through 2017. In May 2018, I attended a training in Energy Medicine Yoga with Lauren Walker that I am thrilled to be incorporating in my classes as a way to further amplify the healing powers of yoga. I am attended a masters program in Energy Medicine Yoga to further advance my studies in this healing practice . I am currently a student once again, studying Craniosacral Therapy, Massage Therapy, Somatics Emotional Release and Gentle Somatics Yoga .
My aim is empower you on your health journey whether it be through working with me one on one as a yoga student or as a health coaching or energy therapy client where I offer a range of support depending on your health concerns and goals or just as an educational resource through my journal post, newsletters or other offering. Your radiance is within you at all times you need only learn to unleash it. Be the light !!
Lynda is RYT® 500 , TCYT (Trauma Centered Yoga Teacher), LoveYourBrain Yoga Certified, Aerial Yoga Teacher and Integrative Wellness Coach. Additional training includes: Trauma Sensitive Yoga based on David Emerson & Dr. Bessel Van DerKolk's extensive studies, Transformation Through Post-Tramatic Growth, NLP, Ayuveydic studies (including a 14 day immersion at The Raj), Yoga for Arthritis and Fascia. In addition, she has completed a 300 hr Energy Medicine Yoga training and is working on completing her Master Program with with Lauren Walker. As a LoveYourBrain Yoga Certified Teacher, Lynda led the First LYB FUNdamental series in Maryland in 2019 and continues to serve the TBI Community as a Level 2 Mindset Facilitator.
Currently, Lynda is continuing her teacher training to include Yoga 4 Amputees.
Note from Lynda: I truly enjoy working with all ages ranging from Toddlers to Seniors (oldest so far is 92!) in groups and private settings.
While I've been a student of various styles yoga and Ayurveda principles since my early 20's, it wasn't until being diagnosed with stage 3C Cancer that I was really able to “see”. By that I mean, the thread interwoven throughout my life, the whispers my body had been speaking to me, that I AM capable of making the changes in my life that need to be made, and if not NOW then when? Believe it or not, it was during chemo and radiation treatments that I embarked on my teacher training. Delving deeper into my personal practice and experiencing first hand the remarkable changes in mind, body and soul that can occur through yoga. Putting it “all together”, into a regular practice, studying it, and sharing it, I have really begun to understand that “yoga isn't something you do, it's a way of life”.
I've been able to create a more balanced life, becoming more in tune with my body and the world around me. Making the connection with my students, in mind, body and spirit, to help guide them along their practice is a blessing. Presenting these teachings in a safe and healing environment brings forth true transformation. I look forward to serving this community and being a part of your wellness journey.
“Start from where you are and go from there.” After all, if not now, then when? ~ Namaste
I went to my first class this morning and it was terrific. My instructor Crystal was welcoming and attentive. Facilities were very clean and had a relaxing atmosphere. I feel like I am in good hands for my new journey.
I have tried Yoga many times over the years and felt that I could never do it. Finally I found a yoga studio that truly is for everyone! Crystal is the owner and an instructor, and works with all levels, and I was truly a beginner. I have Fibromyalgia, and I can definitely say that I feel so much better. I started at Mindful You about 6 months ago and faithfully take classes three times per week. Consistency is the key for me. Less pain, more flexibility. Stress is huge in my life, as it is for most people that I know. My mind is much more calm. Now I just breathe... As a huge bonus my total cholesterol came down 80 points, and my LDL cholesterol came down 50 points! My doctor thought it might be a mistake from the lab. But she agrees cortisol is rampant when one is under stress, and that I should definitely keep doing the yoga for all the above benefits. Extra bonus. This is a very friendly group--leave your pretensions at the door. And the classes are less than half of anywhere that I have checked. Private classes are at least half. Do it for you!
Such an awesome studio with amazing teachers! Very welcoming and accommodating to all levels, ages, body types, etc! It's so nice to be in a class with people of all ages and walks of life, especially in such an intimate and relaxing environment! There is a variety of offerings with different types and focuses of yoga, so there really is something for everyone. Love, love, LOVE having this gem of a studio right here in Dundalk!
Crystal's extensive knowledge of yoga along with her caring attitude is transparent during her classes. After her class I feel refreshed, focused and at peace. I use certain techniques discussed in class during the day when I feel stressed. Great work out for body and mind.
- Monica H.
I was a Yoga newbie when I took my first "My Movement" class with Crystal a couple months ago. I can honestly say, discovering Mindful You and Yoga has really changed my life. I handle stress better, I'm calmer, feel more relaxed and my aches and pains aren't so noticeable anymore. Most importantly,my blood pressure has come down 15 points in those 2 months. I am ecstatic to have discovered this beautiful place and love learning from Crystal!
Since our first practice, afterwards, I'm almost brought to tears throughout the day so much with, what I can only call joy, for lack of a better word. Your gentle encouraging "coaching" has made all the differnce for me. I don't feel uncomfortable or "not good enough at yoga" in the least. I am not sure exactly why yoga didn't click with me in years past...all I do know, now, is that since you have been teaching me it fits perfectly and effectively and I am overcome with hope and calm and happiness. Thank you again and again!!!
My daughter and I attend class together and love everything about it. The instructor is AMAZING she checks in with everyone ,she is around the room , she is very patient and non judgmental. We are just beginning our journey and truly feel like we found the best kept secret in Maryland. We take the Wednesday evening class and if you are beginning your journey it's the perfect class. Come join with us and learn something new about yourself.
The class was A-mazing! Very relaxing but still a workout for me. The instructor/owner has the perfect tone of voice for yoga instructing. Thank you and thank you to your students for being so kind and welcoming. Oh, when you first walk in there is a wonderful smell as well.
I have been to two classes and I have booked my third, I am so happy to have found my yoga studio home! The instructors are so kind and knowledgeable you can tell they are 100% about this lifestyle. I look forward to becoming a full time yogi. Thank you for your service Mindful You!
I feel peace on my soul. I feel happiness and relaxation and free and loved and hugged and pure and open. Yoga with you has opened my mind to things unseen and unfelt during any other part of my life. You have a heavenly way of helping me connect with myself and with my emotions. I just get the sense that everything is exactly the way it should be and to live freely and let go of the worry and stress of the day to day things.
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