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Lynsey Gilbert

LinseyGilbertAfter a tumbling injury in college, I was looking for lower impact physical activity, something that didn’t require entering the intimidating weight room. I started to dabble in yoga solely for the exercise, and because it was offered at times that fit my schedule. Years later, a running injury made yoga my go-to work out, and I noticed how quickly my body began to regain strength and to rehabilitate. I stayed with it more regularly, and when my family and I went through a particularly trying period, I was aware of how much more level headed and calm I was, and how I was able to find gratitude for all of the good things in life in the moment, instead of dwelling on what wasn’t going my way – qualities I attribute to finding yoga.

Yoga challenges me in every way possible every single practice, while managing to offer exactly what I need in the moment. I am constantly awed, inspired, freed, and humbled by the practice. It’s also fun, energizing, and uplifting. I am a happier person because of yoga!  As a teacher, I hope to provide the support for students to access whatever parts of yoga speak to them in a safe, enjoyable, non-judgmental environment. Take what works, leave the rest!

I completed my 200 hour training at Prana Power Yoga in Cambridge. Shortly after training, I moved to Natick and am thrilled to be continuing my yoga journey as part of the Spirit Bear community! 

Spirit Bear Buzz

'Come here to fall in love with Yoga (all over again, if applicable).
If you happen to be new to yoga or want to perfect you're downward dog, I highly recommend the Intro Series -- Christy and Lali taught mine and both were supportive, knowledgable and adorable in every way...'

Jillian H. via Yelp - read full review here 


'...In the the few months that I've been going, I've attended classes taught by five different instructors and they've all been amazing. Most classes are an hour and a half, but they do offer an intense hour long class on Sat mornings that they call the Hour of Power. I've seriously never sweated so much in my life as I do during these classes...'

Stephanie F via Yelp - read full review here


'This studio is one of the best around. I used to live down the road and took classes here regularly enough to become a studio assistant.  The heat and temperature at Spirit Bear is by far the best I have seen. A lot of placed in Boston I have been to don't seem to have it quite right.  Spirit Bear is also CLEAN!!! I hate going into a class where there are sweat puddles and hair from the previous class on the floor. I really like the instructors (who are educated and in tune) and the flow of the classes are great. I wish there were more studios like Spirit Bear in Boston.'

Courtney via Yelp - read full review here