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Garden Grad Lindsey Jones Makes A Community Impact

Hannah MorrisGarden Alumni

Lindsey Jones graduated from Yoga Garden SF’s 200 Hour Teacher Training program in 2010. Since then, she has helped build the community wellness center Healthy U that brings yoga to schools. Lindsey Jones’ most recent and most challenging practice is sitting on city council, as President of Cave Junction, Oregon.

In her own words,

“Since my graduation in 2010 from the 28 Day Intensive at Yoga Garden SF, I have been teaching vinyasa and gentle yoga classes and have developed a chair fitness class for seniors and those with limited mobility in rural Cave Junction, Southern Oregon. One of my first yoga students, a mental health therapist, invited me to join a team of founding community members who were working to build a community wellness center. Today, Healthy U is an 8-year-old nonprofit that has become a trusted community wellness resource. Through Healthy U, I have brought yoga to the schools and developed a program for student athletes. Surprisingly, the teen wrestlers and football players happily embraced the practice.

Additionally, I teach theatre in a social justice performing arts program called RiverStars Performing Arts which cultivates youth voice and power, using dance and theatre to galvanize community action. This connects with the Community Development work I do with the Illinois Valley Community Development Organization and the 20/20 Community Vision and Strategic Plan. In 2016, I was elected Cave Junction City Council President and have found it one of the most challenging yoga practices I’ve experienced.

I want to thank my teachers Michelle Myhre, David Nelson and all of the staff in my training. I am grateful for the wisdom that my students, colleagues and the natural world share with me. I am forever a student in this world.”

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