Yoga for Stress Relief


This class is taught by:

Lyndsey Stropkey

Lyndsey unknowingly stumbled into her life’s work in the year 2000, when she took her first yoga class at the Shree Muktananda Ashram. She came into the practice seeking knowledge and physical health and found a world of emotional and spiritual healing as well. From there, she continued her practice at home, studying independently, and eventually began taking vinyasa flow classes at a local gym. Though she loved the physical movement, she always found herself wanting to know more about ALL the aspects of yoga aside from the postures. What about philosophy, breathing, chanting, meditation and MORE relaxation?! She found it all in the Kripalu tradition, and in 2008, Lyndsey attended a month long immersion at the Kripalu Center, where she received her 200- hour Kripalu Yoga teacher certification. She returned to Kripalu later that year to get certified to teach Yoga Dance- a practice that combines her love of music, yoga, and dance. In 2009, she obtained her basic certification as a practitioner of Thai Yoga Massage of the Tao Mountain lineage. That same year, she took her first degree Reiki class and became a certified Pilates instructor through the National Exercise Teacher's Association. In 2010, Lyndsey completed her Master level of Usui Reiki training with Erin Hill and became her apprentice. She began co-teaching Reiki trainings and passing attunements with Erin in 2014. She returned to The Studio Cleveland and completed intermediate Thai massage training in 2013. Lyndsey recently completed her 500- hour Kripalu Yoga teacher training, obtaining her 500- hour certificate in 2017.  She teaches to all ages all around Lake County and the Cleveland area, including teaching patients and employees of the Cleveland Clinic. She particularly enjoys teaching a variety of yoga styles to people who think they cannot do yoga. It is so gratifying watching people blossom and unfold as they come home to themselves and release imagined limitations. Lyndsey is a graduate of Hiram College with a BA in music. She helps to manage Branches of Wellness as well as offering classes, private sessions, and treatments there.
This is a Kripalu style yoga class that is open to students of all levels who want to slow down, stretch, and breathe. Combining asanas with pranayama (postures with breathing techniques) in this class, you will move through gentle sequences in order to free the flow of prana in the body and relieve tension. At times, we also experiment with restorative postures, mudras, mantra, meditation, and guided relaxation.

Upcoming classes:

  • Wed Dec 12 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Dec 19 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Dec 26 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Jan 02 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Jan 09 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Jan 16 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Jan 23 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Jan 30 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Feb 06 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Feb 13 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Feb 20 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Feb 27 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Mar 06 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Mar 13 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Mar 20 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Mar 27 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Apr 03 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey
  • Wed Apr 10 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm with Lyndsey Stropkey