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: Menopause
  • Graceful Aging: Mastering Menopause
    Sunday, October 28, 1:30-3:30pm
    with Lynne Opstad

    Menopause is a life change that many women dread. Hot flashes, irritability, fatigue and memory loss; the effects of menopause are varied and are experienced differently by every woman. In this workshop you will learn yoga poses that help alleviate the symptoms of menopause by stimulating the glands responsible for hormone production. Although menopause can be challenging, it signals a time of positive change and empowerment for women. Come explore how yoga can assist in making this transition more enjoyable!
    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

  • Foundations
  • This is our introductory class. It’s great for students that are new to yoga, those interested in sprucing up on alignment or for those recovering from an injury. This practice will help ALL yogis build a solid foundation and will prepare them to move into the Vinyasa classes, if they so choose. While this practice is alignment focused and moves slowly, you will still work hard! All levels, 75 degrees.