Lyne Lantaigne (CYA-E-RYT 550 Member)

  • Location: Roberts Creek, British Columbia Canada
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  • Service Offered: Integrative Yoga Therapy, Vijnana
  • Certified: N/A
  • Years of Practice: 22
  • Teaching Experience: 16
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: studied with: Louie Ettling (Iyengar ), Joseph LePage (IYT) Sandra Sammartino, James Fairbanks, Leila Stuart (Yoga therapy) , Minke deVos (qi gong), Judyth Shanley (Usui Reiki Master/teacher), Tyr Throne (Somalogy), Gioia Irwin (Vijnana Yoga), I studied Tibetan Buddhism in Vancouver with the Tilopa Centre NKT, and practiced with a Buddhist meditation group for 3 years under Bonni Ross (Path of Peace, her main teacher was the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche). I am presently studying with the Foundation for Higher Learning under Imre Vallyon. I pursue my independent studies of the following movement modalities and approaches: Donna Farhi, Moshe Feldenkrais, Thomas Myers (Anatomy Trains), Thomas Hanna (Somatics), Mantak Chia (Universal Healing Tao),
  • Date Joined: November 03, 2015
  • CYA Insurance: HUB International

About Me

The path of Yoga and meditation is an integral part of my life. It opened up for me in the summer of 1989 . I was fortunate enough to attend a 2 week Yoga retreat at the Sivananda Ashram in the Laurentians, just north of Montreal. There, I discovered a way into myself that was the start of my healing journey. From my teenage years and into adulthood I had been living with depression, and suffered from PTSD. The cause was undoubtedly the experience at the age of 10 of being in a car crash, the sole survivor of 6 people, including my mom and dad, my sister, two friends of my parents and the driver of of the other vehicle involved. I had sustained burns to 35% of my body and was in critical condition for over 2 months before stabilizing. This traumatic event has been at the centre of my life. As such, it lead me on a search, and inner quest, to unravel what its true meaning was and to see the gift in it . I feel that Yoga saved my life, as it gave me a wholesome set of tools and practices to help me rebuild my sense of self. Yogic philosophy offered me a context to reframe my experience, to accept, to develop compassion, to make healthier choices. I feel blessed I found this path as it is fundamental to how I live every day and how I am able to help others deal with their life challenges.

About My Service

I presently teach a program called Yoga Therapy for Back Care, a multi-level Hatha class , and a Therapeutic Yoga class which includes the practice of Tensegrity Repair Series (created by Gioia Irwin) at Yoga by the Sea in Roberts Creek. I also offer a Program for mature adults, called Yoga and Movement for the Mature Adult in Sechelt and Gibsons on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia.
All my classes incorporate slow, mindful movements, connection to breath and to energy moving along anatomy lines (myofascial tracks). In my classes I include meditation, mantra chanting, pranayama, visualization and mudras. Emphasis is not on achieving the "pose" but rather I encourage students to include transitions as part of the practice and to focus on connections to enhance the flow of prana. I educate students on anatomy so they can better understand what is causing their pain patterns, and I also focus on movement repatterning to increase joint range of motion and ease in the body.
I also work privately with individuals as a Yoga therapist. I work alongside the person and instead of coming in as an expert who "fixes" the problem, I include them in the process. The goal of the yoga therapy is to assess what their present situation is, to see how it was created, to educate them on the anatomy aspect so they can better understand the possible causes of their pain and how to go about moving in new ways to relieve pain. My approach is holistic, and I help them to recognize that the physical pain that brings them in the door has underlying mental/emotional/psychic and spiritual patterning. Through sharing it is possible to create a shift in perception which leads to more wholesome choices. I do hands on body work to help relieve their pain, and when the individual is motivated I develop a home practice which includes breath work, visualization, yoga-based movement and meditation. I typically see a person for a minimum of 5 sessions.

Continued Education

  • B Ed (October 11, 2021@9:57:PM)