By Meredith Knight
Yoga changed Lynn Rozak’s life. Her life’s mission is to offer that same transformation to men and women of all ages, body types, and fitness levels. “Yoga elevated my life and changed me, mind and body. After years of practice and teaching yoga on the mat I learned how to break free from the ground and fly in the silks. I knew I had found something magical I had to share.” she said. Lynn and her staff work to make yoga and aerial yoga accessible and obtainable. “Over the past 20 years, I’ve practiced yoga at every studio I could find. Too often, I notice an atmosphere of exclusivity,” she said. “My mission was to create a place where everyone feels welcome, and everyone is able to learn about yoga and aerial in a safe and fun environment.”
She’s done exactly that at Sunshine Yoga Shack. “There are many misconceptions about yoga and aerial,” Lynn said. “Yoga is an ancient technique to explore the self through mindfulness. The benefits include a healthy body and mind. People need to understand we start where they are today and grow from there. Every practice will help bring mental clarity and peace as well as a physically stronger and more flexible body. Yoga has been found to help with stress, anxiety and depression.”
To further her mission of making yoga accessible for everyone, Lynn opened Sunshine School of Yoga registered through Yoga Alliance, where she trains future yoga and aerial instructors. “We are one of the only studios in the Metroplex that offers comprehensive classes and teacher training for students who want to study on the mat or above it. We begin with the very basics of yoga and cover the history and science of yoga as well as the art of teaching yoga,” she said. When the COVID pandemic threatened to derail her efforts, Lynn and her team transitioned to online and on demand classes in 24 hours. “Since May 2020, all of our yoga and aerial classes, as well as teacher trainings are offered in studio, streaming and on demand. Just download our ap” she said.
Meet Lynn Rozak, E-RYT-500, YACEP and Reiki Master
Lynn is an E-RYT-500-Hour-Certified and Register Yoga Teacher who has taught over 5,000 hours of yoga, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP), and a Reiki Master. She’s certified in seniors yoga, prenatal yoga, and Thai body work and has 100-hour certification in trauma and recovery yoga. A Fort Worth native and 20-year Mansfield resident, Lynn spends her free time with her husband of 22 years, Eric, their three amazing kids, and two dogs. She enjoys reading, practicing and learning all she can about yoga and aerial yoga.
2880 Hwy 157 North, Suite 106
Mansfield, Texas 76063