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Owner/Studio Director/Instructor

Hey, I'm Lyndsey! I grew up in Houston, Texas, I love spicy food. Fitness has been a lifelong journey for me. Beginning with 12 years of ballet, 13 years of swimming, 6 years of softball, 24 years of skiing and snow boarding, practicing and coaching olympic weightlifting and Crossfit classes since 2012, and Vinyasa  - Power - Bikram yoga. Since I moved to Costa Rica, surfing is my latest full-time passion!

 

Before relocating to CR in 2018, I sold real estate in Breckenridge and Vail Colorado. Wanting to be a valuable member in the community, I had a clear vision to build a stronger and healthier community by creating CRYC, a sub-community, that would be open and accepting to all bodies and motivate and strengthen everyone in it.  

 

My goal is to continue to grow CRYC into the area's leading yoga and fitness studio by offering the largest variety of classes, class times, and having the best assortment of teachers, where our clients are always receiving a fresh perspective and coaching thorough their yoga practice and fitness journey. 

I can't wait to meet you!

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Yogi, bodyART, & Fitness Instructor

Hi, I'm Isabella! I'm originally from Poland and decided to relocate to Costa Rica at the beginning of 2021 with my loving and supportive husband and my incredible son.

 

I've been a fitness instructor since 2000 and I give everything I have (mind, body and spirit) to everyone who attends my classes. I believe in the art of breath and teach people how to feel comfortable and strong in their bodies. 

 

I love giving back to the community, which is why fitness has been a lifelong journey for me and I can't imagine doing anything else!  When I first started teaching at CRYC I was new to the community and being a part of the team has allowed me to fulfill my passion to teach yoga and fitness classes, inspire, and connect with everyone in it. It is my biggest joy is to see my clients reach their personal goals and improve in strength and total body awareness.  I look forward to welcoming you into any of my classes and I cannot wait to exceed your expectations.

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Yoga/Palates Instructor

Hi, I am Shelly and recently moved to Costa Rica from Chareslton SC where I have taught yoga and pilates for 10. 

 

After a high demanding career in medical device sales, working with ortho and neuron surgeons, I took a different path to study and explore the body’s ability to heal in a different way. Practicing mindful movement through yoga and meditation, earning my 300 hour YTT certification and opened/co-owned a beautiful yoga studio in downtown Charleston. A curios seeker of ways to deepen my practice and teachings, I became Master Certified in Pilates through Balanced Body.

 

My classes strike a balance between growth and acceptance through breath, movement, alignment and flow. I hope you feel strong and balanced, flexible and free in both mind and body from your time on the mat.

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Bikram Yoga instructor

Hello, I'm originally from the United States and relocated to Costa Rica mid 2021 with my loving British husband and darling little girl. Since having my daughter, I experienced many changes in my body. Practicing Bikram yoga has given me balance, flexibility, and allowed me to live a healthy back pain free life.  Rather you are a seasoned practitioner or new to practicing the Birkram yoga sequence, I can't wait to welcome you to class and show you just how much this practice can enrich your life like it has for mine. 

Aside from teaching and being a mom, I regularly attend classes at CRYC, I enjoy cooking, and spend weekends at the Coast Rica Sailing Center were my husband and I are members  

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Yoga Instructor

I'm Stephanie and Costa Rica has been my home since 2016. Me and my wonderful family relocated from California and run a couple of local restaurants. Yoga has been in my life for over 10 years and I specialize in leading Power Yoga classes. 

My classes focus on matching every move with the breath while creating heat. Join me for my next class and you'll experience great music, encouragement to continue moving, and plenty of options that make my flows accessible for all fitness levels from beginner to advanced. 

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Karate and Self Defense Instructor

Hi, I am Kevin and I am originally from Vancouver Island, Canada.  A little about my martial arts back ground: I hold a 4th Degree Black Belt in Isshin Ryu and a 1st degree black belt in Goju Ryu.  I have also won the men's aggregrate in a tournament and coached teams to a first place finish in 2 tournaments.  Throughout my 20 years of martial arts experience, I've trained extensively across North America in just about as many other martial art styles as possible.  Something you may not know about me is I love history, literature, and I am a musician. I sing and play the guitar, which I am proud to say has taken me to over 20 countries..  I look forward to meeting and sharing my lifelong passion of martial arts and its benefits with you.. 

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” —Thomas Jefferson

"Don't practice yoga to get better at yoga; practice yoga to get better at living."