Name: Lindsay Lambert
Hometown: Issaquah, WA
Who do I Stand For: I STAND UP for my Gramie, Marion Crosgrove, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at 62 years (around 1993). She went into remission after a year with chemo & radiation therapy. However, the treatment ended up damaging her heart which left her in a weakened state. This in combination with other chronic conditions eventually lead to her death at age 77 years in 2008. She watched my daughter grow only until she was 5 years (now 15 years old) and held my infant son (now 10 years old) only a few times before she passed. I STAND UP to fight for those grandmas that are fighting to live long enough to watch their great grandchildren grow up.
Why I love to SUP and how I discovered it: I was a prone paddler for 10+ years when I was an open water lifeguard. For my 30th birthday (March 2014) I decided I wanted to take my yoga instructing to the next level. I signed up for a SUP Yoga Teacher Training with Bliss Paddle Yoga in Laguna Beach, CA. Before I attended the training I wanted to actually try SUP, so I went to the 2014 Outdoor Adventure Expo in Seattle and met Jeff Underwood from Kirkland (NW Paddle Surfer’s) and Corey Dolan from Tacoma (Dolan’s Board Sports). There was a demo pool set up to where I was able to paddle and try yoga on their boards for hours. Corey invited me back the next day to be his “SUP Yoga demo girl”. At the conclusion of the event, Jeff and Corey offered my a position teaching SUP yoga for their rental business in the 2014 Summer season. I was stoked to already have 2 places to teach SUP Yoga that summer. I completed my SUP Yoga training in CA and simply fell in love with SUP. Corey encouraged and motivated me to start racing and in April 2014 I did my first race and won! I was hooked and started paddling/ training everyday on a King’s board and with Kialoa paddle Corey provided to me. Once the warm weather came, I started teaching outdoors in Kirkland and Tacoma, for Jeff & Corey May through September 2014, then moved to teaching SUP Yoga at indoor pools for the fall and winter. I was certified by Corey in PaddleFit level 1 & 2 October 2014, which really helped me to dial in my paddling technique for racing and become a better instructor.
In summer 2015, 2016, & 2017 my season become more successful each year! I teach SUP Yoga, PaddleFlow®, & PaddleFit lessons. I try to attend as many races as I can in WA, Idaho, Canada, and Oregon. I have been working hard on expand my SUP business- Paddling Yogini LLC. I now have a fleet of boards for my rentals, lessons, and retreats. Last summer (2017), I collaborated with many yoga studios, fitness clubs, & gyms to host events at various lakes in the Western WA area. In the colder months, I move my SUP Fitness classes indoors to pools near the lakes I teach on in the summer. The pool classes allow me to teach students who would normally not want to get outside in the rain/snow/cold. We build up quite a sweat in the 90 degree pool environment! The body of water you’ll most likely find me on… In the warmer months, Lake Sammamish & Washington, Beaver & Pine Lake, Puget Sound, and the Snoqualmie river. In the colder months, various indoor pools in my area.
What I do when I am not paddling?I now own my new yoga studio, One Mind Yoga- Issaquah! I opened my studio last August. I teach 25 classes a week of Vinyasa Flow Yoga, TRX Suspension training, TRX Yoga Fusion, & foam rolling classes. In the summer months, I will add my SUP Fitness classes back onto my studio class schedule. I am a certified SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance™, a PaddleFit Core Coach through PaddleFit, a Gold PiYo™ (Pilates/yoga blend) Instructor through BeachBody™, and a TRX™ (suspension training) Instructor through Fitness Anywhere™. I have also been a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard and Swim Instructor for over 18 years.
Most importantly, I am a mother! I have 2 little yogis & SUP kids of my own! I have a 15 year old daughter who is an artist, writer, yogini, & in kick butt in her Martial Arts. I have a 10 year old son, who loves yoga, swimming, SUP & his Martial Arts. They are my life and my motivation to excel in life!
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