MEET SANGHA INTERN: LYNN GREEN!
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Elkins Park PA, it’s about an hour North of here.
HOW DID YOU ENCOUNTER TANGO?
Back in middle school my girl scout troop took the beginner course from Lori in her old studio.
HOW DID YOU ENCOUNTER YOGA?
I guess technically in high school. Did some yoga which was more like get out of gym savasana. And then I was interested in it, so in college I explored it a little bit more.
ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO TANGO?
In the beginning there’s a lot going on, but then once you start learning things it comes a lot easier. So stick with it!
ANY ADVICE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NEW TO YOGA?
Breathe. Focus on your breath.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE TANGO IN 3 WORDS?
Joy. Connection. Expressive.
CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOGA IN 3 WORDS?
Breathe. Journey. Focus.
WHAT’S THE BEST THING ABOUT UTILIZING PARTNER POSES DURING YOGA?
They allow you to have more spacial awareness of your own body and it gives you more of a connection with the person in the pose.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT TAKING CLASSES AT SANGHA SPACE?
The community! People are really supportive and friendly. They remember things about you and follow up on how you’re doing. So, they care.
WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE CURRENTLY LEARNING MORE ABOUT?
Movement expression – Trudi Schoop, I said her name correctly, sometimes I say Schudi Troop by accident. Yeah, movement expression and how it effects your well-being mentally, emotionally and physically.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE POSE OR PART OF YOUR YOGA PRACTICE?
I really like pigeon pose. It helps me feel grounded and I love the stretch. I can also control the severity of it. So you’re grounded but still active.
WHAT OTHER ACTIVITIES (BESIDES TANGO/YOGA) DO YOU ENJOY?
I enjoy hiking. I enjoy being a coach for the Mean Green Canoe Team, which is competitive canoeing. Teaching horseback riding lessons to people with special mental/physical needs. The outdoors are a big part of my life. I like hanging out with animals. I like drinking tea. I like photography.
WHAT’S SOMETHING SECRETLY AWESOME ABOUT YOU THAT PEOPLE MAY NOT KNOW?
I’m pretty talented at holding multiple things at once, for example the lead ropes of 4 horses, first aid kits, and a sleeping bag with personal items.
By the way, Lynn wrote this spectacular blog about how she came to the studio for yoga and gained tango. We love the way she could tap into and openly share her beginner perspective on this new movement practice.