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Life & Work with Danica Lynch

Today we’d like to introduce you to Danica Lynch.

Hi Danica, so excited to have you with us today. What can you tell us about your story?
I like to think my yoga journey started when I was a young girl. Not in the way you would think, raised by hippies doing yoga but better yet raised by a single mom struggling to raise four children with no support. Growing up in the midst of chaos, I used to watch how hard my mom struggled and thought why? Times were never easy but I would mostly find myself sitting, just staring & thinking of ways to help her. She truly is my hero. I know this may sound bizarre but yes, those moments right there were about to open a path I would embark upon called yoga. Through the many stages in my life, I have dealt with people suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, substance disorder, homelessness, mental health issues, you name it, it all surrounded me and I seemed to be one of the many in the midst supporting them and fighting for their well-being. It was during my 20’s when I began my journey into meditation.

I was blessed to meet a young Christian/Buddhist scholar in Jemez Springs, NM at the BODHI MANDA ZEN CENTER that introduced me to meditation, hence a better way to describe my younger self sitting & starting in silence. The young man invited my son & I to join in a 4 hour sitting and walking meditation led by a culture of Buddhists. After a beautiful time spent, It gave me a new way of looking at the term suffering. From that moment on, I continued to travel & practice different teachings of meditation such as Vipsassana, a Buddhist tradition of meditation & I even became certified in Deepak Chopra’s Primordial Sound Meditation. Moving forward, I continued my journey into yoga with a focus on mental health & well-being through the lens of Ayurveda (traditional holistic whole-body healing system), Eastern Philosophy & the physical practice of Yoga asana. After years of traveling around studying & practicing. This all led me to ground my roots as the owner of the oldest original yoga studio in Santa Clarita, CA “Yoga Yoga”.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Truly, it has been smooth. However, It’s not always easy running a business with beautiful yoga teachers and keeping a dedicated practice. Not to mention keeping everything together and consistent during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The practice of yoga on and off the mat is my life. I have dedicated myself to a path of serving, compassion and well-being. Yoga is the practice of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being and we are allowed to have our ups and downs but just remembering the beauty of this practice is always something we can come back to, so we may self regulate and find peace.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
Myself & the beautiful teachers of Yoga Yoga teach yoga classes online and in person. My focus has been and always will be to help and support those in need. I teach Trauma -Sensitive Programs focusing on mindful practices working with the nervous system, building resilience and providing coping mechanisms to our Youth & Adults. I have worked with inmates from the state prison correctional facilities, I continue to work with the local school district at promising youth & underprivileged communities teaching Mindful Practices through the lens Yoga & Somatic Experiencing® Using techniques such as meditation, breath-work and mindful movement. I am most proud to be alongside so many amazing humans throughout this lifetime. Yoga is truly a gem and I am so grateful to teach alongside so many wonderful yoga teachers at Yoga Yoga & within my community

Networking and finding a mentor can have such a positive impact on one’s life and career. Any advice?
When you find someone that you connect with that is a mentor and a wonderful teacher, stay with them.

Pricing:

  • $95 monthly unlimited yoga
  • $19.99 unlimited recorded library of classes
  • 5 day free trail
  • Special offers for teachers, first responders, veterans

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