Director of the Yoga Center of Cape Cod, Lynnette Walker, is a Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher. Lynnette was teacher trained by Jimmy Barkan: Level I in his Charter Class of October 2003; and Level II/III in April 2006. Lynnette has also studied Mindfulness Yoga, Zen Yoga, and explores meditation and prayer. She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Suffolk University. She is a native Cape Codder. Lynnette teaches Hot Yoga, Sacred Music, Hot Hips and the Gentle Yoga classes. She is also available for private and semi-private lessons.
Carrie Cooper Carrie teaches astanga and an astanga-based moderate flow. She became certified, 200 hour yoga alliance, with Stefani Pappas in New Jersey. She appeared with Stefani in the best seller book Yoga Postures & Assisting and in The Yoga Magazine’s advanced asana feature for several months. Carrie feels fortunate to have taken several classes taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in New York City. Carrie then started practicing and apprenticing with Kim Neitch in Kim’s Astanga Mysore class in New Jersey at Kim’s studio, Yogasana. While living in New Jersey Carrie taught at Yogasana, Johnson & Johnson, Eithicon & Verizon. She also taught yoga to women recovering from breast cancer. Carrie & her husband Jack moved to Brewster where she continues to enjoy and explore her personal practice of astanga. She has completed David Swenson’s teacher training and appreciates a recent adjustment workshop with Lino Miele. She has furthered her studies with Nancy Gilgoff, Kino Macgregor, Bobbi Mishti and Lou Gaccione. Carrie feels blessed with inquisitive and enthusiastic students on Cape Cod and looks forward to shared growth.
Michele Insley has had a lifelong passion for health, wellbeing and spiritual pursuit. She incorporates self exploration, joyful exuberance and creative expression into the Yoga that she shares with others.
Michele has been teaching various forms of group exercise for the past 25 years including aerobics, spinning, pilates and yoga. A graduate of the 200 hour Yoga Alliance certified Kind Yoga School, she has also studied with many nationally recognized yoga instructors including Shiva Rae and Todd Norian. These experiences provide her a rich foundation as she compassionately shares yoga with practitioners of all levels.
Michele designs and fabricates Geometric Jewelry! Earrings, rings and a bracelet are available for Sale at The Yoga Center of Cape Cod for a Limited Time Only. She will also custom design for You!
Elin Hersch took her first yoga class right here at the Yoga Center of Cape Cod back in 2000. She continued her practice to help balance out the effects of dancing and the stresses of “real life”. Then, when leading unofficial lunch-break yoga sessions with her coworkers, Elin decided to expand this favorite time of the day into a way of life! Elin received her certification from the Temple of Kriya Yoga in Chicago, studying spiritually under Goswami Kriyananda and learning Hatha yoga from Swami Sarasvatyananda. She has also extensively studied Baptiste, Bikram, and vinyasa styles. In her classes, Elin seeks to pass along the peace and joy she finds in yoga and to healthfully guide her students to a place of centered self-awareness.
For more than 15 years, Amanda’s yoga practice has supported her in every place she has lived, from California to Ireland, Missouri to New York City, Minneapolis and now back to her roots on Cape Cod. In 2009, Amanda resolved to deepen her understanding of the physical, spiritual and intellectual aspects of yoga by studying at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Northern California, and in 2010 completed her 200 hour teacher training at the Yoga Center of Minneapolis. She currently lives, teaches and works at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, and has had the pleasure of deepening her asana, pranayama and meditation practices with a host of wonderful teachers including Rod Striker, Monique Maxwell, Therese Jacobs Stewart, Rachel Hiltsley, and Tara Brach. Amanda teaches Vinyasa, Yin, Yin/Yang and Hatha yoga, Recovery Yoga and especially loves helping new yoginis find their way on the yoga path through absolute beginner classes. A long-time professional actor, Amanda also teaches a variety of workshops incorporating yoga with storytelling, theater and finding your own voice.