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Meet the fam: Lindsay Duncan

by Megan Alexander

May 07, 2019


Meet Lindsay: photo-taker, dog-petter, french fry-eater + your go-to gal for class on Tuesday nights. Learn more about this teacher that guides + moves us, below:

What should we expect in a Fundamentals class?

Fundamentals is a class to try Good Space’s 3 styles: Move, Ease and Still. In Fundamentals, you’ll have 60-70% of the class devoted to moving, usually in a flow sequence with a focus on alignment. Then, we move into Ease - slow, long/held poses to support releasing through the tightest areas, like shoulders and hips :) We also include a taste of Still, which can be either meditation or awareness. I’ll often incorporate still into Savasana, by providing guided relaxation.

Favourite pose to teach vs. practice?

To teach: A vinyasa! I’m obsessed with breaking with the proper steps to a vinyasa, and teaching students how to adapt a vinyasa for their bodies and needs. It’s a pose we flow through so quickly, and don’t often stop to check in with our alignment.

To practice: a loooong help triangle pose. My side body is forever tight.



Your current read?

Motherhood by Sheila Heti.

Outside the studio, find her:

Biking to breweries, borrowing friends' dogs, shopping in Kensington Market and lots of cooking :)

Favourite food?

French fries.

Teaching yoga: a side hustle or main hustle?

Side Hustle! My main hustle is as a photographer of people and the things they make - I work with entrepreneurs, artists, and awesome people to make portraits of themselves, their spaces and their creations. I took 1 year off from teaching yoga when I moved to Toronto (I had been teaching 5-10 classes a week in Halifax for more than 6 years). The year off was a reminder that I need teaching in my life - it gives me an immense sense of gratitude to provide care for other people’s practices.

Photos by Sincerely Image.