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Lyn Lilavati Sirota is a certified 200-hour Yoga Instructor through Integral Yoga in Princeton, N.J. She specializes in gentle yoga instruction with a focus on range of movement and therapeutic practices. Through the use of sound, movement, and breath, she leads a mindful, detailed, and spiritual class perfect for those new to yoga as well as experienced practitioners. Furthering her knowledge of yoga practices that benefit the body, Lyn completed a 180-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training program, a 100-hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training program, as well as a program in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction to add to her knowledge and skills. Lyn continues with accessible yoga classes and skill-based workshops to grow.
Upcoming Programs, Saturday Classes:
Yoga for Balance and Bone Strength, Saturday February 29th, 9:00-10:30 Home studio in Franklin Park. Registration is open. In this class we’ll strengthen areas of the body that support balance as well as practice several balancing poses to develop muscle memory. Please note: for classes in this space, your registration (which is your payment for class) is the process for holding a spot in this class due to limited space. If class is full, please request the wait list as there are often last minute cancellations and ensure you watch your email/text for notification Fri evening and early Sat morning.
“Don’t worry, I’ve got your back!” Yoga for the Back/Spine along with some mindfulness practices for anxiety. Saturday March 21st, 9:00-10:30 Home studio in Franklin Park. Registration is open. In this class we’ll practice poses for the entire spine blended with some mindfulness practices for anxiety and overall stress relief. Please note: for classes in this space, your registration (which is your payment for class) is the process for holding a spot in this class due to limited space. If class is full, please request the wait list as there are often last minute cancellations and ensure you watch your email/text for notification Fri evening and early Sat morning.
An Introduction to Meditation – Rutgers Lifelong Learning/OSHER Spring Program, A three class series, April 15th, April 22nd, and April 29th. Registration is open.
Love your Liver – Need to detox? Come love your liver in this blended workshop of Essential Oils that support liver functioning along with Yin Yoga for the liver. Students will learn the benefits and uses of essential oils to support the liver, how they are harvested, and why they are not created equally. During this season, the liver is the predominant organ. As the largest organ, it plays a key role in keeping you healthy. The yin practice is a more passive and meditative form of yoga where students are fully supported in poses with various props. Focusing on the liver meridian, students will experience a quiet practice allowing the body to sink deeply into poses. Yin opens and stretches the body along the organ meridians of Traditional Chinese Medicine while the student is still/quiet. This allows the practitioner to stay in the body and feel, without being overtaken by the “thinking mind.”
Class: April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Beginners are most welcome and do bring friends and family!
Where: Sand Hills Wellness Center, 57 Sand Hills Road, Kendall Park. Cost: $30, pre-register with payment. Space is limited. Partial proceeds from this will be donated to Miriam’s Heart. Radically supporting adopted and foster children and their families. https://www.miriamsheart.org/
Enlightened Readers Book Group – Lyn/Lilavati leads these discussions on mostly historical fiction titles (with some exceptions). Next meeting 2/28, Princeton Integral Yoga Community Center, 12:00. Book discussion: Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine by Gail Honeyman.
Current Teaching Schedule:
Tuesday Mornings 9:30-10:30 Mindful Chair Yoga and Meditation, Princeton Senior Resource Center.
Tuesday Afternoons 3:00-4:00 Gentle Yoga and Meditation, Princeton Manor Clubhouse. Next classes 2/11 and 2/18. Yoga for Balance and Bone Strength 2/25 and next series will begin 3/24, 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, and 4/21.
Thursday Mornings 9:00-10:00 Mindful Chair Yoga and Meditation, Princeton Senior Resource Center.
NEW Thursday Afternoons beginning in March 3:00 Gentle Yoga and Meditation, Elements at West Windsor Clubhouse.
Friday Mornings 9:00-10:00 Gentle Yoga and Meditation, Sand Hills Wellness Center; 57 Sand Hills Road, Kendall Park. Next classes 1/31, 2/7, and 2/14. Next series will begin 2/21/20 (2/21/20, 2/28/20, [No classes 3/6 or 3/13], 3/20, 3/27, and 4/3)
“Chair yoga is a practice that nourishes the mind, body, and soul! I have found it outstanding “exercise” for arthritis as well. Instructor, Lyn Sirota understands joints and how movement and breath can relieve pain. For me, chair yoga is gentle impact and far better rehab than any physical therapy I’ve done. Give it a try!”
“I’ve been a student in Lyn Lilavati Sirota’s Gentle Mat Yoga classes for several years now, and can’t imagine a week without this type of yoga practice that stretches my body and mind. During her class I can just focus on myself, learn breathing practices that help me cope with life and stress, practice staying (and living) in the moment, and of course stretch out my body. I feel renewed, less tense, more flexible, for the whole day!”
“I just wanted to thank you one more time for that amazing class this morning. You are truly so talented and I feel like this is the class I’ve been looking for all my life LOL! I loved the little extras that you added like explaining what each pose was and the reason for doing it, the reading of the passage, incorporating scents like lavender and eucalyptus. I defuse it with essential oil’s, but I really loved how your house smelled and so many other little things that really made it the perfect class. I look forward to joining more in the future.”
“Thank you for giving so much of yourself to your students. I feel so calm and safe in your classes.”
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