with Lynn Matthews
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Integrative Amrit Method Yoga Nidra Introduction. Learn some tips that will help you benefit the most from your practice.
No equipment required
Wellness 4 Life is committed to impacting lives around the world by introducing people of all ages to the timeless teachings of Yoga and Yoga Nidra. Integrative Amrit Method Yoga Nidra is a deeply restorative practice that can help you relieve stress, balance excess tension in the body, sleep well, and redefine the direction you want your life to take. Everyone, regardless of age or ability, can experience the profound relaxation and stillness that is designed to rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
After graduating from the University of Virginia and pursuing a career in information technology, chronic back pain led Lynn to yoga in 1997. Yoga had such a positive impact on her body and life, she felt compelled to share this gift with others and began teaching in 2000 when she founded Yoga 4 Life (www.embraceyoga4life.com) Lynn has more than 4,000 hours of training and 9,000 hours of teaching experience. She has been educating yoga teachers since 2006 and has created comprehensive and well-respected 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training programs that she directs and teaches locally and nationally. Her desire to share her passion and knowledge with aspiring teachers and students wishing to deepen their practice and learn more about the art and science of yoga led to a partnership with Anne Arundel Community College - one of the top community colleges in the country. Her curriculum allows students to earn a Professional Certificate from the college as well as RYT200 and 500-hour status from Yoga Alliance. Lynn’s skill and expertise in designing robust, engaging curriculum is a result of her Masters in Instructional System Development (ISD) and her more than ten years experience in the IT field doing analysis, design, development and training for a variety of organizations and as a consultant. She also has a Masters Certificate in Instructional Technologies. Lynn’s desire to teach the more subtle aspects of yoga to students led her to her teacher, Rod Stryker, in 2002. A Level II Certified ParaYoga® teacher, Lynn enriches her students' experience of both the art and science of yoga by weaving pranayama (breath work), meditation and chanting into her classes. She brings compassion, humor and encouragement to her teaching. Lynn also enjoys teaching Yoga Nidra, using this ancient practice to help students learn to relax, reduce stress and define the direction they want their lives to take. She has studied several Yoga Nidra protocols and holds an advanced certification in the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra (I AM Yoga Nidra). Lynn teaches workshops nationally and organizes and leads international yoga vacations to destinations that include Sedona, Costa Rica, Spain and Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A former studio owner, Lynn sold the studio in 2009 after winning “Best Yoga Studio” for three consecutive years so that she could continue her own studies while offering even more to her students.
Great introduction, getting you mentally and physically prepared for Yoga Nidra
A really helpful guide for anyone who is beginning their yoga nidra practice (aka sleep yoga!).
good intro to the practice
V1.5 LAST UPDATED: August 29, 2016
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We think direct communication resolves most issues – if we feel that you are not complying with these Terms, we will tell you. We will even provide you with recommended necessary corrective action(s) because we value this relationship.
However, certain violations of these Terms, as determined by us, may require immediate termination of your access to the Site without prior notice to you. The Federal Arbitration Act, Maryland state law and applicable U.S. federal law, without regard to the choice or conflicts of law provisions, will govern these Terms. Foreign laws do not apply. Except for disputes subject to arbitration as described above, any disputes relating to these Terms or the Site will be heard in the courts located in Baltimore County, MD. If any of these Terms are deemed inconsistent with applicable law, then such term(s) shall be interpreted to reflect the intentions of the parties, and no other terms will be modified. By choosing not to enforce any of these Terms, we are not waiving our rights. These Terms are the entire agreement between you and us and, therefore, supersede all prior or contemporaneous negotiations, discussions or agreements between you and BurnAlong about the Site. The proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, representations made by you, indemnities, limitations of liability and general provisions shall survive any termination of these Terms.
If you have any questions about these Terms or otherwise need to contact us for any reason, you can reach us by email at CustomerCare@burnalong.com, or by mail at BurnAlong, Inc., PO BOX 119, Brooklandville, MD 21022.
V1.6 EFFECTIVE DATE: [8.31.16]
By visiting the Site, using or downloading the App, or using any of our Services, you agree that your personal information will be handled as described in this Policy. Your use of our Site, App or Services, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Policy and our Terms of Service, including its applicable limitations on damages and the resolution of disputes. The BurnAlong Terms of Service are incorporated by reference into this Policy.
The Information We Collect About You
We collect information about you directly from you and from third parties, as well as automatically through your use of our Site or Services.
Information We Collect Directly From You. We collect your name and email address when you register to use our Services. When you create your profile, you may also submit information including your phone number, information about your gym memberships, your height, weight and age, and your personal workout goals. In addition, if you make a purchase, we will also request that you provide your credit or debit card information and your billing address.
If you are a fitness instructor, we will collect your name, email address, phone number a description of you and the name and location of the gym or studio you work at (or your location if you are not affiliated with a gym or studio). When you create your profile as a fitness instructor, you may also submit information including a profile picture, certifications, and a video of yourself.
Information We Collect From Wearable Devices. You may link your wearable device account information to your BurnAlong profile. If you link your wearable device profile, we will collect heart rate, steps, and calories if they are available.
Information that We Collect About You from Social Networking Sites. You also may log into our Services through your social networking accounts, including Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google. If you do this, we obtain information from these sites as follows:
Facebook. If you log into our Services using Facebook, you must enter your Facebook email address and password. We will ask that you grant us permission to: (i) access and collect your Facebook basic information (this includes your name, profile picture, user IDs, list of friends, age range, email address, link, location, time zone and any other profile information you have set to public). If you allow us to have access to this information, then we will have access to this information even if you have chosen not to make that information public.
LinkedIn. If you log into our Site or Services using your LinkedIn Account, you must enter your LinkedIn email address and password. By logging in through LinkedIn, you are granting us access to your profile information, which includes your name, location, profile picture, and contact information.
Google. If you log into our Services using Facebook, you must enter your Google account email address and password. By logging in through your Google account, you are granting us access to your profile information, which includes your name, profile picture, gender, user IDs, date of birth, email address, location, and any other information you have set to public.
We store the information that we receive from Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google with other information that we collect from you or receive about you.
Any third-party social networking site controls the information it collects from you. For information about how they may use and disclose your information, including any information you make public, please consult their respective privacy policies. We have no control over how any third party site uses or discloses the personal information it collects about you.
Information We Collect Automatically. We automatically collect information about your use of our Services through cookies, web beacons, and other technologies, including technologies designed for mobile apps. We combine this information with other information we collect about you. Please see the section “Cookies and Other Tracking Mechanisms” below for more information.
How We Use Your Information
We use your information, including your personal information, for the following purposes:
How We Share Your Information
We may share your information, including personal information, as follows:
We may also share information in the following circumstances:
Cookies. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser for record-keeping purposes. Some cookies allow us to make it easier for you to navigate our Site and Services, while others are used to enable a faster log-in process or to allow us to track your activities at our Site and Service. There are two types of cookies: session and persistent cookies.
Disabling Cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can edit your browser options to block them in the future. The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your computer from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Visitors to our Site who disable cookies will be able to browse certain areas of the Site, but some features may not function.
Clear GIFs, pixel tags and other technologies. Clear GIFs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on your computer’s hard drive, clear GIFs are embedded invisibly on web pages. We may use clear GIFs (a.k.a. web beacons, web bugs or pixel tags), in connection with our Site, App and Services to, among other things, track the activities of Site visitors and App users, help us manage content, and compile statistics about Site and App usage. We and our third party service providers also use clear GIFs in HTML emails to our customers, to help us track email response rates, identify when our emails are viewed, and track whether our emails are forwarded.
Do Not Track. Currently, our systems do not recognize browser “do-not-track” requests. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed in this section (e.g., by disabling cookies); you also may opt-out of targeted advertising by following the instructions in the Third Party Ad Network section. It is important to note that if you disable all cookies you may not be able to use the Site or the App.
Third-Party Ad Networks
Users in the United States may opt out of many third-party ad networks. For example, you may go to the Digital Advertising Alliance (“DAA”) Consumer Choice Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by DAA companies. You may also go to the Network Advertising Initiative (“NAI”) Consumer Opt-Out Page for information about opting out of interest-based advertising and their choices regarding having information used by NAI members.
Opting out from one or more companies listed on the DAA Consumer Choice Page or the NAI Consumer Opt-Out Page will opt you out from those companies’ delivery of interest-based content or ads to you, but it does not mean you will no longer receive any advertising through our Site or on other websites. You may continue to receive advertisements, for example, based on the particular website that you are viewing (i.e., contextually based ads). Also, if your browsers are configured to reject cookies when you opt out on the DAA or NAI websites, your opt out may not be effective. Additional information is available on the DAA’s website at www.aboutads.info or the NAI’s website at www.networkadvertising.org.
User Generated Content
We invite you to post content on our Site or App, including your comments, pictures, and any other information that you would like to be available on our Site or App. If you post content to our Site or App, all of the information that you post will be available to all visitors to our Site or App. If you post your own content on our Site, App or Services, your posting may become public and BurnAlong cannot prevent such information from being used in a manner that may violate this Policy, the law, or your personal privacy.
Our Site, App and Services may contain links to third-party websites. Any access to and use of such linked websites is not governed by this Policy, but instead is governed by the privacy policies of those third party websites. We are not responsible for the information practices of such third party websites.
Security of My Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable precautions to protect the information we collect from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Please be aware that despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security.
You should take steps to protect against unauthorized access to your password, phone, and computer by, among other things, signing off after using a shared computer, choosing a robust password that nobody else knows or can easily guess, and keeping your log-in and password private. We are not responsible for any lost, stolen, or compromised passwords or for any activity on your account via unauthorized password activity.
Access To My Personal Information
You may modify personal information that you have submitted by logging into your account and updating your profile information. Please note that copies of information that you have updated, modified or deleted may remain viewable in cached and archived pages of the Site or App for a period of time.
What Choices Do I Have Regarding Use of My Personal Information?
We may send periodic promotional or informational emails to you. You may opt-out of such communications by following the opt-out instructions contained in the e-mail. Please note that it may take up to 10 business days for us to process opt-out requests. If you opt-out of receiving emails about recommendations or other information we think may interest you, we may still send you e-mails about your account or any Services you have requested or received from us.
Children Under 13
Our Services are not designed for children under 13. If we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information, we will delete such information from our systems.
If you have questions about the privacy aspects of our Services or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at CustomerCare@BurnAlong.com.
Changes to this Policy
This Policy is current as of the Effective Date set forth above. We may change this Policy from time to time, so please be sure to check back periodically. We will post any changes to this Policy on our Site and App. If we make any changes to this Policy that materially affect our practices with regard to the personal information we have previously collected from you, we will endeavor to provide you with notice in advance of such change by highlighting the change on our Site and App.