Olynda Smith's fluid teaching style blends life affirming Tantric philosophy, precise physical alignment, and playfulness to encourage a deepening of self awareness, a deeper connection to the heart and an ability to move beyond perceived limitations. Olynda creates a nurturing and empowering space in which you are invited to discover and celebrate your strength, wisdom and beauty. After many years of studying dance and capoeira, Olynda came to yoga and fell in love! She is currently an Anusara Yoga certified teacher, with 9 years of yoga teaching experience. Olynda has over 750 hours of teacher training. She completed her Teacher Trainings and Therapeutic Yoga trainings with John Friend. After years of living in New York City and Maui, Olynda has happily settled in Durham, North Carolina.