Colynn Vosburgh, a Canadian Registered Nurse/Medical Student turned Yoga Instructor, brings her own unique flare of west meets east to a sometimes boring subject. After specializing for over 17 years in the Emergency Room, the current state of the medical system encouraged Colynn to leave her medical career and pursue a new one, one that would impact the health of the world in a more positive way, teaching yoga. Her knowledge of the body, dis-ease, injury, prevention and health, and her fun, easy going nature combine to create an interactive, experiential and exciting class that offers the knowledge necessary to understand body mechanics, safely instructing students through an asana practice and yet bringing awareness to the philosophical and traditional healing methods and understanding the impact of self related to physical health.
Colynn has practiced yoga for over 19 years, and chose to increase her knowledge of yoga by attending a teacher training over 5 years ago, that coincidently started at the same time her short list to medical school came through. It was apparent to her almost immediately that Medical School was not the answer to health care burnout, living her passion, supporting people in self-healing and empowering women. Fresh out of yoga teacher training, Colynn was asked to teach the anatomy portion of a YTT and it wasn’t long until Med School and nursing were history. Colynn has participated in over 14 YTTs as an anatomy instructor and has also co-facilitated her own training.
Colynn has also been visiting Costa Rica for over 4 years, running several retreats and eventually making it one of her home bases, now that she lives the nomadic lifestyle.
What is your favorite yoga pose and why?
My fave yoga pose is Trikonasa. I love how the body can create so many different triangle all over and also feel very strong and beautiful while in the pose.
What is your favorite quote?
My favorite quote I read in a book (I can’t remember who by) and it said that yoga & meditation do not make you angry or sad or unhappy, but rather show you that those emotions are in your body.
What inspires you in your practice?
What inspires me in my yoga practice is Savasana!!! I love it so much after a hard practice, the way my body feels and the insights my mind has while in the pose.
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