Yoga Offerings

My Yoga Teaching Style

I've been teaching yoga for 16 years, and I can honestly say it's where I find my bliss:  leading others home to their own bliss, to the moment, to their bodies and breath, and to themselves.  

My certifications are in Bikram and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, yet my own practice and teaching style has moved from these more yang yoga styles, to yoga that is intuitive, integrative and deeply nourishing.  

  • My yoga classes and retreats combine Yin and Restorative with very gentle exploratory Flow. 
  • I weave into our asana practice working with the breath and the energy body, as well as sacred gestures and sounds. 
  • I tap into the sacred gifts of the feminine divine.  I nourish.  I soothe.  I empower. 
  • I offer beauty and soul food in many forms:  Poetry.  Inspirational readings.  Sacred music.  Aromatherapy.  Gentle adjustments, massage and energy work. 
  • I also weave into our yoga other embodiment practices such as guided visualization, energy work and somatic meditation that deepen the yoga experience on and off the mat. 

For my students, yoga becomes more than a sanctuary and healing space, it becomes a practice ground for life.  (See Reviews Below)

What I most love about teaching yoga is that it’s a chance to lead others in their own homecoming.  This is my deepest heart felt wish:  that we all return to our true essence, to that perfect-as-is center,  and remember who we really are. 

To learn more about my personal yoga journey, teaching credentials and about the yoga studio my husband and I cofounded, visit the FAQs Page.

My Yoga Offerings

I’m not currently teaching public classes, but in 2018 I’ll be returning from my Sabbatical to once again lead what I most passionately love:  Yoga Bliss Circles for Women, and Yoga, Meditation and Nature Medicine Retreats. 

To learn more about my Yoga Bliss Circles (Virtual and In Person), go here

To learn more about my Retreats (Virtual and In Person), go here.

What Others Are Saying...

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“The retreat was incredible.”

This retreat was incredible and I so enjoyed Toi Lynn. She is facile and deep, but light and fun too. The group of women was loving and powerful, I am so blessed to have been a part of it. I will be doing more with Toi Lynn in the future. I also bought her spray"sacred" and am using it like mad. I really like it 🙂

Shanta Marie, Professional Healer, San Francisco, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
5
2017-03-23T14:50:54+00:00

Shanta Marie, Professional Healer, San Francisco, CA

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This retreat was incredible and I so enjoyed Toi Lynn. She is facile and deep, but light and fun too. The group of women was loving and powerful, I am so blessed to have been a part of it. I will be doing more with Toi Lynn in the future. I also bought her spray"sacred" and am using it like mad. I really like it 🙂

“I was empowered by the commonality I discovered among all of us.”

As a woman/mother, there is always the hesitation to take a whole day off... and frankly, I don't know why we do that to ourselves! There is something magical in joining 20 women in the middle of their life, not always knowing who they are or what they go through, and offering each other the best we can. Ever been to a place where you don't have to explain, you just feel and "be" with other women? Laugh or feel sad? I truly enjoyed being in silence for 30 min while surrounded with others breathing and reflecting on their being. Respecting each other's space. And then I was empowered by the commonality I discovered among all of us. Why is it we all strive so hard to belong? Why is it that our fear of not being accepted undermines our dreams, our voice and our ambition? All I know now is that next time I feel that insecurity deep inside, I will also remember that 20 other women that weekend wanted to change that unpleasant feeling. I am not alone. Neither are you, if you are willing to share.

Catherine de Sauvage MFT, and Somatic Practitioner, San Mateo, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
5
2017-03-23T15:10:39+00:00

Catherine de Sauvage MFT, and Somatic Practitioner, San Mateo, CA

As a woman/mother, there is always the hesitation to take a whole day off... and frankly, I don't know why we do that to ourselves! There is something magical in joining 20 women in the middle of their life, not always knowing who they are or what they go through, and offering each other the best we can. Ever been to a place where you don't have to explain, you just feel and "be" with other women? Laugh or feel sad? I truly enjoyed being in silence for 30 min while surrounded with others breathing and reflecting on their being. Respecting each other's space. And then I was empowered by the commonality I discovered among all of us. Why is it we all strive so hard to belong? Why is it that our fear of not being accepted undermines our dreams, our voice and our ambition? All I know now is that next time I feel that insecurity deep inside, I will also remember that 20 other women that weekend wanted to change that unpleasant feeling. I am not alone. Neither are you, if you are willing to share.

“She’s a pioneer.”

So here's the deal about Toi Lynn. She's a pioneer. She's been 10 steps ahead of us the whole way, from opening her yoga studio, to shifting gracefully from psychological counseling into Life coaching, to taking off on a cross-country pilgrimage with her hubby in a tiny trailer. She has spoken a language that many of us haven't understood regarding deities, callings, Spiritual and bodily experiences. She holds an expansive view of Life, leaving no stone unturned. But now is the time for you to connect with Toi Lynn, my friends, because there is a tipping of humanity toward the Light and clearly She has been sent here to lead us.  Having said all of that, she's also just a southern girl who loves her gal pals and can relate effortlessly with anyone and everyone in everyday speak. So reach out to her. Let her respond to you and your inquiries. You'll see. It will be very easy. And you will be renewed.

Nancy Ann Key, Friend and Fellow Wayshower, Sebastopol, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
5
2017-03-23T21:56:52+00:00

Nancy Ann Key, Friend and Fellow Wayshower, Sebastopol, CA

So here's the deal about Toi Lynn. She's a pioneer. She's been 10 steps ahead of us the whole way, from opening her yoga studio, to shifting gracefully from psychological counseling into Life coaching, to taking off on a cross-country pilgrimage with her hubby in a tiny trailer. She has spoken a language that many of us haven't understood regarding deities, callings, Spiritual and bodily experiences. She holds an expansive view of Life, leaving no stone unturned. But now is the time for you to connect with Toi Lynn, my friends, because there is a tipping of humanity toward the Light and clearly She has been sent here to lead us.  Having said all of that, she's also just a southern girl who loves her gal pals and can relate effortlessly with anyone and everyone in everyday speak. So reach out to her. Let her respond to you and your inquiries. You'll see. It will be very easy. And you will be renewed.

“A truly masterful yoga teacher.”

Toi Lynn is a truly masterful yoga teacher. It’s been my extreme good fortune to have begun my yoga practice under her guidance, and attending her yin and flow classes are the highlights of each week. Her teaching is transformational on so many levels. She encourages her students to cultivate curiosity, depth, joy, and honesty on the mat; all of which flow naturally into all aspects of my life. I also appreciate the fact that Toi Lynn has a solid understanding of yoga anatomy and teaches wisely and safely; always encouraging us to stay present in our bodies, in each asana, and move in and out of each with focus and intention. Because of Toi Lynn’s love of yoga and commitment to her students, I know what it means to be part of a sangha, a community.  A recent example happened just after the new year, when there were many new students in yin class. There was a lot of talking, restlessness, students coming in at the last minute, and I started to tense up. But then, I remembered it was a safe place, a precious time, another opportunity to be on my mat, in my body, in the community. Toi Lynn acknowledged the agitation in the room and calmly set about to ground us. As if by magic, the class came together, and when it came time for our opening "Om", it resonated with incredible unity and beauty. I loved hearing her blissful sigh when the last notes faded into...

Georgia, Educator/Tutor and Booksmith, Burlingame, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
5
2017-05-05T00:16:17+00:00

Georgia, Educator/Tutor and Booksmith, Burlingame, CA

Toi Lynn is a truly masterful yoga teacher. It’s been my extreme good fortune to have begun my yoga practice under her guidance, and attending her yin and flow classes are the highlights of each week. Her teaching is transformational on so many levels. She encourages her students to cultivate curiosity, depth, joy, and honesty on the mat; all of which flow naturally into all aspects of my life. I also appreciate the fact that Toi Lynn has a solid understanding of yoga anatomy and teaches wisely and safely; always encouraging us to stay present in our bodies, in each asana, and move in and out of each with focus and intention. Because of Toi Lynn’s love of yoga and commitment to her students, I know what it means to be part of a sangha, a community.  A recent example happened just after the new year, when there were many new students in yin class. There was a lot of talking, restlessness, students coming in at the last minute, and I started to tense up. But then, I remembered it was a safe place, a precious time, another opportunity to be on my mat, in my body, in the community. Toi Lynn acknowledged the agitation in the room and calmly set about to ground us. As if by magic, the class came together, and when it came time for our opening "Om", it resonated with incredible unity and beauty. I loved hearing her blissful sigh when the last notes faded into silence.  It is testimony to Toi Lynn's evolved teaching that she is able to weave such a diverse group of students into a harmonious group. Every class is a gift, ending with gratitude (and often a poem as a beautiful send off).  Thank you, Toi Lynn!

“This retreat was amazing!”

This retreat was amazing!!! Toi Lynn is so wonderful and put together a heartfelt and extraordinary experience for me. If you are on the fence about doing a session with her, then don't be!!! This is worth it! XOXO

Jennifer Rowland, Middletown, Ohio

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
5
2017-05-05T00:25:24+00:00

Jennifer Rowland, Middletown, Ohio

This retreat was amazing!!! Toi Lynn is so wonderful and put together a heartfelt and extraordinary experience for me. If you are on the fence about doing a session with her, then don't be!!! This is worth it! XOXO

“I truly trust in her healing offerings.”

I have known Toi Lynn since 2003 when I started my yoga journey at her yoga studio in Walnut Creek. This healing and loving place taught me to have a compassionate and deeply loving experience in my body. In her Yoga classes she started me on my journey towards also becoming a healer. I learned that my body was a pathway to wisdom and aliveness when it used to be a battleground of self criticism and shame. My husband and I were able to enjoy a silent retreat in 2011 with her as well. Through the silent retreat Brad and I both learned to listen more deeply to our selves and the world around us. I feel eternally grateful and honored to have known Toi Lynn. She speaks with compassion, honestly, and with deep respect for herself and others. I truly trust in her healing offerings.

Abby Volk Neuberg, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, San Francisco, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
5
2017-05-05T00:38:36+00:00

Abby Volk Neuberg, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, San Francisco, CA

I have known Toi Lynn since 2003 when I started my yoga journey at her yoga studio in Walnut Creek. This healing and loving place taught me to have a compassionate and deeply loving experience in my body. In her Yoga classes she started me on my journey towards also becoming a healer. I learned that my body was a pathway to wisdom and aliveness when it used to be a battleground of self criticism and shame. My husband and I were able to enjoy a silent retreat in 2011 with her as well. Through the silent retreat Brad and I both learned to listen more deeply to our selves and the world around us. I feel eternally grateful and honored to have known Toi Lynn. She speaks with compassion, honestly, and with deep respect for herself and others. I truly trust in her healing offerings.
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“Can’t rave about her enough!”

Toi Lynn is a special kind of leader and teacher, one who forges her own path with creativity and wisdom. The magical part of knowing and working with Toi Lynn is that she is so generous, and her life so deliberate, that she is able to lead her students down their own unique paths. Whatever direction is out there for you, Toi Lynn can help you discover it, and make your life richer and more meaningful.

Patricia Robinson, Counselor and Artist, Danville, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
5
2017-05-05T00:51:08+00:00

Patricia Robinson, Counselor and Artist, Danville, CA

A sketch self portrait of an woman artist
Toi Lynn is a special kind of leader and teacher, one who forges her own path with creativity and wisdom. The magical part of knowing and working with Toi Lynn is that she is so generous, and her life so deliberate, that she is able to lead her students down their own unique paths. Whatever direction is out there for you, Toi Lynn can help you discover it, and make your life richer and more meaningful.

“She is as good as it gets.”

If you want an amazing breath work practitioner and therapist, Toi Lynn is who you want to schedule with. I have been seeing her for 5 years and her support has helped me to grow and expand into a completely different person. Her warmth, integrity, and kindness, has exceeded all of my expectations for what a therapist can be. She brings so much herself to her work in a positive way. I also learned how to do yoga from Toi Lynn with loving kindness and compassion towards myself. World Yoga, the studio she founded in Walnut Creek, changed my attitude towards the way yoga is meant to be practiced.  I attended a yoga retreat of hers as well and left feeling loved within myself, as well as fed from the inside out. Do yourself a favor, schedule an appointment with her. Whether its yoga, breath work, therapy, coaching, or some combination of these   She is as good as it gets.

Laura M., Martinez, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
5
2017-05-05T01:39:17+00:00

Laura M., Martinez, CA

If you want an amazing breath work practitioner and therapist, Toi Lynn is who you want to schedule with. I have been seeing her for 5 years and her support has helped me to grow and expand into a completely different person. Her warmth, integrity, and kindness, has exceeded all of my expectations for what a therapist can be. She brings so much herself to her work in a positive way. I also learned how to do yoga from Toi Lynn with loving kindness and compassion towards myself. World Yoga, the studio she founded in Walnut Creek, changed my attitude towards the way yoga is meant to be practiced.  I attended a yoga retreat of hers as well and left feeling loved within myself, as well as fed from the inside out. Do yourself a favor, schedule an appointment with her. Whether its yoga, breath work, therapy, coaching, or some combination of these   She is as good as it gets.

“The retreat reminded me that Silence gives me shelter.”

The Embodied Awareness day long actually was very similar to what I hoped it would be. One of my favorite things was lying on my back, looking through that magnificent skylight, and watching clouds literally zoom across the sky. The clouds for me represented the “thousand and one things” that pull us off center and steal our peace. They also symbolized the freedom of spirit to soar and float on the wind. Kind of paradoxical, but that’s what I like. The retreat reminded me that Silence gives me shelter from the storms of the world. If I embrace it frequently, it opens its arms and enfolds me with protection and love.

Ruth, MFT, Sacramento, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
2017-05-05T01:57:50+00:00

Ruth, MFT, Sacramento, CA

The Embodied Awareness day long actually was very similar to what I hoped it would be. One of my favorite things was lying on my back, looking through that magnificent skylight, and watching clouds literally zoom across the sky. The clouds for me represented the “thousand and one things” that pull us off center and steal our peace. They also symbolized the freedom of spirit to soar and float on the wind. Kind of paradoxical, but that’s what I like. The retreat reminded me that Silence gives me shelter from the storms of the world. If I embrace it frequently, it opens its arms and enfolds me with protection and love.

“…to be in the moment…”

My intention for the Embodied Awareness Retreat was to be in the moment...although I recall integration came up for me. My hope was that I would have a day of disconnect from the electronic world and the needs of my family. I had no expectations. I am always amazed that one can take a short drive and be in a completely different environment. My mind still holds the picture of getting out of my car in a snow dusted hidden valley. The major take away for me was how challenging being in the moment is when not on retreat. My favorite experiences were outdoors. I walked in two different directions and found myself drawn to the sound of rushing water. I found my way to the bank of the creek where the water was still. Connecting to that stillness increased my awareness of how often I am in the center of the rushing stream trying to figure out where I am going, and how grateful I am for moments of stillness. Then walking on the winding trail and questioning what was at the end and recognizing that I was not present for the journey while thinking about the destination. With all the changes in my life in the last year or so, I have become increasingly aware of how the destination has been my focus, rather than the journey itself. I have spent alot of time trying to figure out what it is I am supposed to do, looking for...

Susan, MFT, San Bruno, CA

Wild Sacred Awakening Meditation, Yoga, Dreamwork Virtual and In Person Retreats
2017-05-05T02:04:01+00:00

Susan, MFT, San Bruno, CA

My intention for the Embodied Awareness Retreat was to be in the moment...although I recall integration came up for me. My hope was that I would have a day of disconnect from the electronic world and the needs of my family. I had no expectations. I am always amazed that one can take a short drive and be in a completely different environment. My mind still holds the picture of getting out of my car in a snow dusted hidden valley. The major take away for me was how challenging being in the moment is when not on retreat. My favorite experiences were outdoors. I walked in two different directions and found myself drawn to the sound of rushing water. I found my way to the bank of the creek where the water was still. Connecting to that stillness increased my awareness of how often I am in the center of the rushing stream trying to figure out where I am going, and how grateful I am for moments of stillness. Then walking on the winding trail and questioning what was at the end and recognizing that I was not present for the journey while thinking about the destination. With all the changes in my life in the last year or so, I have become increasingly aware of how the destination has been my focus, rather than the journey itself. I have spent alot of time trying to figure out what it is I am supposed to do, looking for answers by doing what I think I am supposed to be doing, and feeling angry or fearful of the unknown destination, and in the process missing the moments and the blessings. I am and will always be a work in progress.
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