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. September 2013 she completed 200 Hour Medical QiGong; and 500 hours September 2016 both with Zen Wellness. 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, Master’s Path Teacher Training, QiGong and the Zen Yoga Flow 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.
Elizabeth Hurley known as Betsy Elizabeth (BE) to many at the Yoga Center of Cape Cod is a 200 hrs. RYT with Yoga Alliance. In 2007, she embarked on her yogic path. Under the guidance of Zack Dixon of Quiet Mind Yoga, BE received her 200 hrs. Yoga certification in May of 2012. Today, she continues on her journey of self-study; as well as, continuing her education by attending numerous trainings and workshops.
She considers herself a guide more than a teacher encouraging her participants to honor their practice – to listen, to love and to be. A meditative theme is woven through each of her sessions beginning with the breath and finding a sense of stillness, slowly building to the physical asana and gently returning to a calm state in savasana. BE actively encourages her fellow practitioners to follow their own paths and to be kind with themselves; as well as, others on and off their mats.
Abby Rhoads teaches Vinyasa yoga with an emphasis on strengthening the
core and focusing on the connection of breath to movement. She has
been teaching and practicing for over 12 years. Abby’s yoga is
inspired only by her studies with yoga masters, including Sivananda,
Sadie Nardini, Coral Brown, Tao Porchon-Lynch, and others, but also
through her long time background in classical and modern dance. As a
result of the combination of her influences, her classes bring
movement and flow into each of the postures with an emphasis on
becoming more connected with the body through practice. Abby also
teaches yoga and mindfulness to high school students where she strives
to help guide her students to cultivate an openness of mind and
presence in the moment. RYT 200 certified with Yoga Alliance.
I have been coming to Yoga Center of Cape Cod since January 2016. Took one class of Zen Yoga Flow on a snowy night, and fell in love with it!
Zen wellness training in QiGong and Zen Yoga Flow has brought enormous gifts spiritually and physically to me and my life.
My background is in Social Work, am certified as a Livestrong facilitator, and run wellness groups for cancer survivors at the local YMCA. I have a group exercise certification and teach fitness classes in addition to yoga.
I feel honored and have enormous gratitude to be able to teach to this beautiful Cape Cod community!
In February 2018, after being an active Cross Fitter with a local Cape Cod gym for 5 years, Audrey decided she would devote herself wholly to the practice of yoga. Although she had attended yoga drop-in classes at several studios, she had never felt she was at home in any of them. She resonates with the phrase, “You don’t find yoga, yoga finds you.”
She took her first yoga class at Cape Cod Yoga Center in March 2018 and has never left. She is currently a student studying under Lynnette Walker in the 200 Hour Zen Wellness Medical Qi Gong Teacher Training Certification. During this time, she also became certified as a Chair Yoga instructor at CCYC.
Audrey enjoys the variety of classes and special events offered at CCYC as well as the different instructors who bring unique talents to their classes. She is enthusiastic to be teaching Chair Yoga and looks forward to meeting new clients, many who may have not otherwise found yoga accessible.