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Lynn Medow, ERYT-500
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Lynn Featured in Nov. 5th, 09 Edition of The Detroit Jewish News

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Lynn Medow's Bio

Lynn’s true calling didn’t become apparent until she hit 40. Although she spent her childhood and adolescence dancing and went on to study education and theater at Michigan State University and the University of Stockholm (where Lynn met and worked with Ingmar Bergman), it wasn’t until after Lynn completed her first career in the non-profit sector that she found her purpose.

At 32, Lynn joined a local non-professional dance company called Dance Alive, while running, weightlifting and doing aerobics in her personal life. At 40 she stepped onto a yoga mat and felt that she had come home. Her practice began at two days a week and quickly built to six.
Lynn’s first teacher training took place at 48 with Jonny Kest. But a lifetime of knee problems, which moved into her hips, led to a yoga injury – a gift which carved out an awareness of the importance of alignment. This quickly became a niche for Lynn, as she studied and probed into the expertise of balance, alignment and yoga for all. She discovered the practice of Anusara Yoga, which then led to an in-depth study of yoga therapy with the Ananda Seva Mission in Santa Rosa, California. She also credits Doug Keller, Matthew Sanford, Mitchell Bleier, Desiree Rambaugh and the many other teachers and students with whom she has connected for sharing their profound gifts. Lynn became a certified yoga teacher in 2001 and a certified yoga therapist in 2007.

In 2003, friend and fellow yogi, Katherine Lucas, opened Karma Yoga in Bloomfield Township, a suburb north of Detroit, Michigan. At the same time, Lynn was creating her own business, Yoga by Design, to support, guide, and teach people with illness, injury and aging gracefully. Since Karma Yoga’s inception, Lynn has taught classes for and operated her business out of this lovely studio.

When she looks back on all the seemingly unrelated events of her life, Lynn realizes that every step was taking her to her true calling: to help people achieve balance in their body, mind and heart. Her own dance and fitness injuries instilled in Lynn a heightened awareness of the need for true balance and alignment in every practice and she guides her students toward achieving this on, and off, the mat. Additionally, a nearly 25-year stint in the non-profit world – first as a camp director for the Fresh Air Society/Camp Tamarack, and later for 22 years with JARC, a non-profit which serves adults with developmental disabilities – cemented a strong desire to help, guide and inspire others to identify and maximize their true potential.