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Lynn Burgess

Lynn Burgess is the founder and director of Sarasota, Florida's most established studio, Yoga from the Heart. She is registered with Yoga Alliance at the highest possible levels as an RYT 500 and E-RYT 500 instructor. Lynn has trained, graduated, and certified dozens of local instructors. She is truly a teacher of teachers.

As a leader in the local yoga community, Lynn was awarded the “Woman Entrepreneurial Excellence Award by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce (June 2002). She has also been voted as having the #1 Yoga Class in Sarasota (June 2006) and Sarasota’s Favorite Yoga Instructor (2008).

A topic expert, Lynn writes articles that have been featured on the Yoga Alliance website and published in Yogi Times Magazine (Fall 2006).

In her “former life,” Lynn was a stressed-out M.B.A. with a designer wardrobe and a less than fulfilling life. In an effort to find calm in her frenzied world, she enrolled in a yoga class. She immediately fell in love with the practice and eventually left the corporate world to start Yoga from the Heart.

Lynn’s teaching style has been most heavily influenced by her principal instructor, Rodney Yee. She had the honor of being Rodney’s teaching assistant at the Yoga Journal Conference in Hollywood, FL, in November 2010. Her combination of intelligent sequencing, combined with her understanding of anatomy, encourage her students to explore their own personal edge withconsciousness and purpose. Known for her inspiration in relating the philosophy of yoga to her students, Lynn’s classes reveal how yoga can infuse everyday life with meaning and purpose. Her charisma and witty sense of humor lend a wonderfully modern twist to this age-old practice.