Sophie Lyons, 800 hr E-RYT | Sophie Lyons Yoga
Sophie Lyons (she/her/hers) is an 800hr certified Yoga teacher. She is trained as a 200hr Kripalu Vinyasa Teacher, a 300hr Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), and a 300hr Ignite Yoga & Wellness Institute instructor. Sophie is also a Level II Reiki Healer, Trauma-Conscious Yoga Guide (TCYM) and an experienced regular yoga teacher (E-RYT) with over a thousand hours of teaching experience.
Sophie graduated from Lesley University with a BA in Holistic Psychology and Wellness, May 2021. Her area of focus specializes in yoga therapy; trauma, eating disorder recovery, and addiction. Learn more about Sophie’s journey to her life calling in this article.
Sophie is based in Boston, MA and is a Virtual Coordinator and Yoga Instructor for The Phoenix, a nationwide non-profit sober active community that utilizes the power of community to help people in recovery from substance use disorder. She is also the Executive Director of Community Operations and a Yoga Instructor at MOTA, a Somerville based wellness studio. Sophie has previously taught at; Wellness Blueprint, Lesley University, Brooklyn Boulders, Beacon Hill Yoga, the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center, Black Sheep Bagel Cafe, and Lululemon (Prudential and Harvard Sq). She has also guested at Dew Yoga in Stamford, CT, and virtually for Down Under School of Yoga and Namastay Sober. See her weekly schedule for class information.
Sophie’s classes hold a combination of mindful breath and movement that aims to be accessible and inclusive to all bodies. She creates a warm and welcoming environment that allows people from all avenues and levels of practice to feel safe, supported and more in tune with their bodies. Sophie teaches people what feels good in her own practice; it can be intuitive and funky and may not always be a conventional “flow”, but is inviting, restorative, and speaks to the body. With a trauma informed approach, she encourages people to step out of their comfort zone and explore movement in their bodies.
Go to Sophie’s classes with the invitation to experience community, creating home with the self, and cultivating safe space to connect with the body. She invites her students explore the possibility of accepting where they are in the present and perhaps finding movement that feels right to them. You can also practice with Sophie in person, on her YouTube channel, virtually on Zoom or book a one-on-one with her!