Yoga By Lindsay
"My proudest moments typically lie in my client’s successes. The few that come to mind are an Olympic soccer athlete sending me a note sharing that he applied the tools learned in our sessions directly to his position and the huge difference he experienced. A second was an internationally recognized equestrian finding that pre-competition nerves had eased ..."
Wanderlust Weekly: Congrats on the growth of your practice! What inspired its creation? Lindsay Smith: Gosh, that is a somewhat complicated answer… I grew up as a very active child and young adult, competing internationally, which lead to a myriad of repetitive stress injuries, performance anxiety and muscle imbalances. Once I found yoga, I realized that was the key element that my strength & conditioning routine was missing. It created balance - mind, body and spirit. I could compete longer and more comfortably and be more focused. Immediately, I was inspired to share this practice with every athlete I knew… how could I not? In regards to my studio, I wanted to build a space where my clients felt a reprieve from their busy lives and a safe space to truly let down. Community was key in developing this atmosphere; each of my clients are incredibly welcoming, supportive of each other and open to meeting new friends / clients. I strongly support the yoga master’s belief that one-on-one yoga is the key to going deeper into your practice. Everything within the practice can be specifically customized, ensuring they get the most out of their time. This is how I like to practice, and how I like to teach sessions. 100% attention ensuring safety, expansion as a practitioner, and ability to delve deep within. Although many clients choose a private session experience, it is for the same reasons I offer small groups, where enrollment max’s at 6.
Wanderlust Weekly: You've built a strong community following in Los Angeles, what are some of your proudest moments? Lindsay Smith: My proudest moments typically lie in my client’s successes. The few that come to mind are an Olympic soccer athlete sending me a note sharing that he applied the tools learned in our sessions directly to his position and the huge difference he experienced. A second was an internationally recognized equestrian finding that pre-competition nerves had eased with the meditation / breath work exercises we practiced. She was finally able to break down barriers that she and her horse had faced for years. More personally, I am proud of the community that I’ve built, the love of yoga that I share and the difference in a client’s (usually turned friend) life I can make. If I can arm someone with tools to battle their intense job / life, break through fences, or give them a safe space to relax, unwind and recharge then that is a pretty cool feeling.
Wanderlust Weekly: The wellness field is constantly evolving, what upcoming news or developments can we look forward to? Lindsay Smith: The constant evolution is exciting! I am a forever student first and am fascinated by the new research and modalities that can offer athletes, and the general student, incredible tools to stay healthy and present. From me, I have a few professional teams being added to my roster in the upcoming season which I look forward to working with. The studio will continue to expand in private and small-group sessions, building the community foundation that has already been created. [ learn more ]