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Kundalini Yoga

This class is taught by:

Lynda Garrand

E-RYT 500, Y4C Certified Teacher, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider
Lynda has been studying and practicing yoga for more than 16 years. Her journey started with a daily hatha yoga practice, until she found Kundalini Yoga.  She has been a dedicated practitioner of Kundalini Yoga ever since. When life turned her in a different direction in 2009, she decided it was time to pursue her passion and become a certified Kundalini Yoga Instructor. For two years Lynda traveled from Plattsburgh, NY to Memphis, TN one weekend per month, and graduated summa cum laude from Ravi Singh and Ana Brett's 500 Hour Teacher Training Program.  Ravi Singh studied with Yoga Bhajan, who first taught Kundalini Yoga in the U.S., and is an internationally recognized master of Kundalini Yoga.
Additionally, Lynda is certified to teach yoga for cancer classes, having completed a 45 hour training program with Tari Prinster, creator of the Y4C program.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Vermont.
Lynda also has participated in a seminar with the Veterans Yoga Project and is trauma informed to offer mindful resilience yoga classes to those that suffer from PTSD and related challenges.
Lynda is a gifted, knowledgeable, and a very creative teacher.  Her unique gift is to present these ancient and powerful teachings in a way that is relevant to our lives today, in a way that keeps them accessible and enjoyable, yet still profound and transformative.
Lynda tailors her classes to suit all types of individuals, regardless of age, ability, body type, flexibility, or physical health.  She enjoys applying her science background and knowledge of the human body to the ancient teachings of yoga.

Donna Wilson Gadue

CYT 200

Donna has been practicing yoga for over 6 years. She is an alumni and former coach for North Country Biggest Loser group. Her first Kundalini Yoga class was part of a winter solstice workshop that she attended and she has been hooked ever since. What really resonated with her from that first Kundalini Yoga class was that she felt very comfortable and accepted. She kept up with her Kundalini Yoga practice and experienced tremendous healing, both physically and spiritually. This experience inspired her to pursue Kundalini Yoga further and she completed her 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training program at Trinity Yoga with Ravi Singh. It is Donna’s deep desire to share Kundalini Yoga with others so that they can learn what she learned through the practice…how to love themselves, how to discover the light that they already have inside. That any body can do yoga! Her focus is on body acceptance and building a positive body image for radical self love, health and happiness.

When Donna is not “Rocking her Practice” she loves to spend time with her husband, children and her two dogs.

Cathryn Clark

CYT 200
Cathryn’s path to yoga began with an awareness of the evocative heartfelt qualities of music inspiring movement as a child, and she was blessed in her upbringing to learn about the spacious and timeless qualities of the natural world. Her search for connection to the heart and spirit of movement brought her to Tai Chi and Sufi sacred dance as a young mother along with various healing modalities.

Later she found the beauty and heart of middle eastern dance and studied with the dynamic and lovely Lala Hakim in her troupe for over 15 years. While still with Lala’s troupe she began a quest for a deeper link to expressing spirit through movement, studying with Gabrielle Roth (founder of 5Rhythms) and Daniel Levin (a founder of Kripalu DanceKiinetics). Cathryn completed her certification in Daniel’s Shake Your Soul version of Kripalu YogaDance in 2007, continued to study with him, and assisted with many trainings in the Berkshires and elsewhere 2007-2014 including several retreats in Mexico and Canada. Cathryn traveled to southern India in 2009, an extraordinary and life changing experience, studying Yoga and Ayurveda while also teaching dance (and other subjects) at an elementary school there.

In 2012 Ravi Singh and Ana Brett led a Kundalini Yoga workshop in Lake Placid which re-kindled her wish to deepen her knowledge of this joyful practice. She went on to complete the 2016-2017 200 Hour Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training program with Ravi Singh at Trinity Yoga.

Cathryn also teaches Movement Study, a 3 credit survey and performance course, in the Theatre Department at SUNY Plattsburgh (since January 2010), guiding students as they learn to express themselves through collaboration, cooperation, and delving into the creative process, while studying the evolution of human movement through history, an enriching and rewarding process on many levels. Her other joys include family, gardening, and spending time in nature.

Kundalini Yoga is a dynamic style of yoga. It consists of active and passive asana-based kriyas (sets of exercises designed in a specific arrangement to work synergistically together), pranayama (breath work), and meditations which target the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness, consciousness and personal strength. Kundalini Yoga doesn’t just work the physical body, but the mind and energetic bodies all at the same time. As a result, many people find it provides results very quickly.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Nov 22 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynda Garrand
  • Fri Nov 24 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Donna Wilson Gadue
  • Wed Nov 29 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Cathryn Clark
  • Fri Dec 01 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Cathryn Clark
  • Wed Dec 06 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynda Garrand
  • Fri Dec 08 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynda Garrand
  • Wed Dec 13 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynda Garrand
  • Fri Dec 15 9:00 am - 10:15 am with Lynda Garrand