through the body, connect to soul


Lynne was attracted to yoga because of its vigorous physical expression yet calming and meditative qualities. After practicing yoga for 7 years she thought it important to share the benefits of yoga with others, so enrolled in a 2-year teacher training program at Inner Dance Yoga Studio. Lynne has now been teaching for over 8 years, with over 600 hours of teaching experience.
Having come to yoga at the age of 48 she understands the challenges of practicing with an aging body, but also the essential need to keep moving to maintain one's health. She specializes and thoroughly enjoys teaching students over 50 that may have some physical limitations but are vital and energetic.
Lynne continues to learn through self-study and attending workshops offered by master teachers. By integrating the most current research on body mechanics with the traditional teachings she keeps her classes constantly evolving. Lynne emphasizes proper positioning, modifications to poses where needed and moving with the breath to connect inside and out. Lynne believes that everyone can enjoy and benefit from a yoga practice no matter what age or physical condition.

Lynne instructs the following:
  • Graceful Aging: Heart & Head
  • Graceful Aging: Heart & Head
    Sunday, December 16, 2-4pm
    with Lynne Opstad

    Cardiovascular health, including controlling blood pressure, is one of the major goals for the older adult. 1 out of 3 Americans will develop high blood pressure during their lifetime. In this workshop, we will explore postures as well as other branches of yoga such as meditation, pranayama and restorative practices that will help control stress levels and assist in maintaining a healthy cardiovascular system.
    Your Investment:
    • $35 Drop-In Rate
    • $28 Unlimited Member*

    Deha's Cancellation & Refund Policy:
    All purchases are final sale and non-refundable. However, payments may be credited back to your account to be used toward future classes if you cancel at least 48 hours prior to the start of the class. We do not provide a refund if the class has already begun.

    *Unlimited members (Deha or Deha Soul) are students that have signed up for an unlimited yoga plan. Not sure if you're an unlimited member? Best to give us a call and we'll tell you! 907-868-3342

  • Gentle
  • A slower paced class for days when a more nurturing & relaxing practice is just what you need. Gentle Yoga provides all the benefits of a yoga experience at a slower, easier pace. By focusing on alignment principles, breathing techniques and modifications of basic poses, yoga becomes accessible to everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or physical challenges. Also a great class for the beginning yoga student. All levels, 75 degrees.